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June 27, 2011

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Rutina Wesley on 'True Blood' Gay Twist: It Wasn't Expected

June 27, 2011 09:13:01 GMT


It turns out some Truebies' guess was true. After it was reported that one of "True Blood" characters would change sexual preference from a heterosexual into a gay, many had predicted that it was Tara and the Sunday, June 26 premiere confirmed it.

Sharing her thought on her character's love life, Rutina Wesley says, "I don't think she was expecting it. I think it just happened. I think it was one of those things where you just fall in love with who you fall in love with." She goes on explaining, "I don't think she labels herself as one thing or the next. She just started hanging out and the next thing you know, she was in love."
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Having to Breastfeed, Paulina Rubio Avoids Being Taken to Jail

June 27, 2011 08:49:32 GMT


Breastfeeding helps Paulina Rubio avoid being taken to jail. The Mexican pop singer ran into some trouble with Miami police last Saturday, June 25 after she got involved in a minor car accident. Although she was not at fault for the mishap, she ended up being arrested for getting into some argument with the first officer on scene.

Although she was handcuffed and placed under arrest, the 40-year-old was not taken into custody. While TMZ reported that Miami police didn't plan to take her to jail because the charges against her were minor, the police report revealed that the deciding factor was her claim that she has "an extenuating circumstance." She is breastfeeding her 6-month-old child.
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Video: Minor Accident on 'Dark Knight Rises' Set

June 27, 2011 08:43:25 GMT


A minor incident recently happened during the production of "The Dark Knight Rises". A new video which has hit the web reveals that the accident took place as a lengthy truck smashes the entrance wall of Wollaton Hall which is used as the rebuilt Wayne Manor.

Previously, some on-set pictures found their way on the web. Batman-News got its hand on the images, one of which features the house of Bruce Wayne. Other pics show Bruce's parents' graveyards, which were built outside the manor.
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2011 BET Awards: Beyonce Knowles Rocks the Show From Glastonbury


June 27, 2011 08:31:47 GMT


Beyonce Knowles couldn't be with fellow musicians at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26 for 2011 BET Awards, but it didn't stop her from celebrating music as well as black entertainment. The R&B diva rocked the show from across the pond.

Wearing gold sequin outfit, Beyonce pulled a double duty by serving as a musical guest at Glastonbury Festival's Pyramid Stage and catered BET audience via satellite. She belted out "Best Thing I Never Had" and "End of Time", new songs from her upcoming studio album "4".
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'Hung' Season 3 Teaser Includes Nudity

June 27, 2011 08:22:29 GMT


Get ready for more skin and sex in the third season of "Hung". In a teaser released for the upcoming round, Ray Drecker is seen baring his hunky bod in various scenes with different women, hinting that he will not leave his job as a male prostitute.

"Hung" was renewed for a third season of ten episodes despite its modest rating last year. The stars, Thomas Jane and Jane Adams, received a nomination at 2010 Golden Globe Awards for best actor in musical or comedy and best supporting actress in series, miniseries or TV movie respectively.
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Sold for $1.8M, Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Jacket to Be Used as Fundraising Tool

June 27, 2011 07:39:19 GMT


Two years after his sudden passing, Michael Jackson still managed to bring in a lot of money. On Sunday, June 26, an iconic black-and-red calfskin jacket the King of Pop wore in his music video for classic hit "Thriller" was sold for $1.8 million at an auction overseen by Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills.

The Deborah Landis-designed jacket is signed on the sleeve by Michael and was estimated to raise bids of somewhere between $200,000 to $400,000. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will go toward the Shambala Preserve, which are home to the "Black or White" hitmaker's Bengal tigers Thriller and Sabu since 2006.
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'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' Premiere: Katie Holmes Shows Off Sexy Back

June 27, 2011 07:12:00 GMT


The 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival has been closed with "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" premiere on Sunday, June 26. Among the stars coming to the event, Katie Holmes stole the spotlight with her sexy backless black dress.

Attending the ceremony, the 32-year-old beauty paired her little black dress with a pair of light brown high-heeled shoes. She was later joined by her young co-star Bailee Madison, who wore fresh floral pink dress.
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2011 BET Awards: Clarence Clemons, Nate Dogg and M-Bone Remembered

June 27, 2011 07:07:17 GMT


Beside handing awards, BET also took a moment to pay homage to Clarence Clemons, Nate Dogg, M-Bone, Gil-Scott Heron and Teena Marie at its awards show on June 26. Celebrities were tapped to reflect and honor the lives of those late musicians as well as to remember their contribution to the music as well as black entertainment.

The member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, who died after suffering a stroke earlier this month, was remembered in a solo sax performance by a fellow saxophonist. Warren G and Snoop Dogg rocked all-black ensemble and performed "Regulate" for Nate's tribute.
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Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie May Make Cameo on 'Glee'

June 27, 2011 07:05:08 GMT


"Glee" could score cameo by British royal family members. Chris Colfer has recently met Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie at London's Hard Rock Calling festival, and reportedly offered them to do cameo on the hit show.

"The princesses love 'Glee'," the Kurt Hummel of the FOX musical drama series said as quoted by The Sun. The 21-year-old reportedly added, "We've got the royal seal of approval. Maybe we can get them a cameo on the show. Wouldn't that be amazing?"
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Video: Justin Bieber Tries to Hit On Nicki Minaj at 2011 BET Awards


June 27, 2011 06:38:07 GMT


Justin Bieber gets flirty with Nicki Minaj while on-stage at 2011 BET Awards. On Sunday night, June 26, the "Never Say Never" singer took the stage inside Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium to present the Best Male Hip-Hop Artist kudo with the "Your Love" raptress, and he made use the moment to hit on his fellow presenter.

Both Justin and Nicki first hit the stage with a small group of their fans, the "Beliebers" and the "Barbies". They got engaged in a light-hearted battle about their fan bases before Justin mentioned he is almost 18. When Nicki then asked him if he can handle curves, the teen pop sensation confidently replied, "Yes, I can."
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'Falling Skies' 1.04 Preview: The Kids Are Not Alright


June 27, 2011 06:27:11 GMT


With the war between humans and aliens still raging on "Falling Skies", no one is safe especially the kids who are enslaved by the extraterrestrials. In the next episode of the TNT new series, a boy who has been saved puts on a harness back. Seemingly under an alien's control, he asks to be killed.

Meanwhile, Tom Mason and his crew undertake a mission to retrieve motorcycles and cautiously allow Pope to join them. During the task, they're attacked by a harrowing entity that may be even more formidable than aliens. Elsewhere, Anne and Harris hit upon a crucial discovery.
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Artist of the Week: Big Sean

June 27, 2011 06:00:43 GMT


Doing rap since he was just 12, Big Sean got a lifetime opportunity to rap for Kanye West in 2005. It took all his courage to come to the rap mogul and asked to do freestyle. "I was so scared, I was rapping to the pavement, but when I looked up, I saw a big crowd had gathered. And everyone cheered," he recalled. "It was my moment."

Two years later, Sean was signed to Kanye's G.O.O.D Music and attained media attention with his mixtapes. While dropping one street album after another, he's also busy doing campaign with his mentor kanye for G.O.O.D Friday music treatment. He contributed in five songs with one of them appearing as a bonus track for "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy".
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Johnny Knoxville: My World Got Less Funny After Ryan Dunn's Tragic Death

June 27, 2011 05:11:36 GMT


Johnny Knoxville's world has gotten a little less funny after Ryan Dunn tragically died in a car accident last Monday, June 20. The co-creator of "Jackass" opened up about his memory of his friend and co-star in his latest blog post on his website since he was not able to get through talking at the late daredevil's memorial service on Wednesday, June 22.

"I walked to the podium and tried to share memories of my dear friend, but the words were just spinning in my head," the 40-year-old recalled. "What came out were the mumblings of a man trying his best not to cry, and I wasn't even successful at that. I didn't break down, because I knew Angie or his family didn't need to see that, but I also didn't get to properly convey what Ryan meant to me."
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2011 BET Awards: Chris Brown Leads Full Winner List With Five Kudos

June 27, 2011 05:07:19 GMT


June 26 becomes Chris Brown's big night at the 2011 BET Awards. The R&B singer has swept a total of five kudos out of six nominations he received. Beside Best Male R&B Artist and Best Collaboration he won early at the ceremony, he also grabbed FANdemonium Award, Viewers' Choice and Video of the Year.

In winning the Viewers' Choice, Breezy didn't go to the stage to accept the prize. Instead, it's Drake who collected the trophy from the hosts because there's some mix-up when the winner was announced. Presenter Tiffany Green first said the award goes to Breezy, but later corrected that it should be given to Rihanna.
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2011 BET Awards: Idris Elba Wins Best Actor


June 27, 2011 04:45:09 GMT


2011 BET Awards has been held on June 26 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Among the stars attending the ceremony, Idris Elba came out as the winner of Best Actor. The actor starring as Roque in "The Losers" beat other nominees which included Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx and Don Cheadle.

As for the Best Actress award, the kudo went to Taraji P. Henson. The 40-year-old actress successfully took home the award after beating other nominees: Halle Berry, Zoe Saldana, Kerry Washington and Regina King.
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2011 BET Awards: Drake in Rihanna and Chris Brown Viewers' Choice Mix-Up

June 27, 2011 04:34:23 GMT


Near the end of BET Awards on June 26, presenter Tiffany Green announces Chris Brown as the recipient of Viewers' Choice. It was quickly corrected that the true winner is Rihanna. Calling the mix-up awkward, the other presenter comes to her rescue and invites Drake to accept the award instead.

"Well, that was awkward," Drizzy said agreeing with the host. He nonetheless said, "Thanks Rihanna for the opportunity." It seemed to make sense to give the award to Drizzy because he is RiRi's collaborator in one of the song nominees "What's My Name?", but BET makes it even more confusing by having host Kevin Hart announce at the end of the show that the real winner is Breezy.
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'Boardwalk Empire' Season 2 Promo Has a Lot of Intrigues

June 27, 2011 04:28:48 GMT


Season 2 of "Boardwalk Empire" has been teased in a promo. Things have changed in Atlantic City with Jimmy Darmody expanding his business, while Nucky Thompson is not going down without a fight. The corrupt politician threatens to ruin his competitors, but the stakes seem much more pitted against him.

The new chapter of the Golden Globe-winning drama series will feature William Forsythe and Charlie Cox as new characters. The former is tapped to take a recurring role of a gangster named Manny Horvitz, while the former will portray an Irish gangster with ties to the IRA.
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Mariah Carey's Baby Daughter Knows How to Say No to Camera


June 27, 2011 04:18:11 GMT


Mariah Carey's baby daughter is not yet two-month-old, but she already knows how to express "no camera, please!" with her gesture. In a picture put up recently on Twitter by the "Hero" hitmaker, baby Monroe is seen holding her hand up in front of her face and shading her eyes from the camera flash.

Along with the photo, 42-year-old Mariah wrote, "#dembabiesruntings -This is baby Monroe saying 'no pictures dahhhhling' at 7+1/2 weeks..oh dear :)." Her husband Nick Cannon has previously admitted that Monroe is already taking after her pop diva mother. To Us Weekly, he said at the time, "When my daughter wants something, she'll let you know immediately."
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'True Blood' 4.02 Preview: Bill Shows Another Side, Jason in Hostage

June 27, 2011 03:43:09 GMT


"True Blood" season 4 premiere on June 26 has quenched fans' thirst for more blood and fangs. Following the airing of "She's Not There", a preview for the next episode is released online, hinting what Bill will do as the new vampire king in Bon Temps. He orders Eric to handle a new coven in town and leads a vampire squad for what looks like an ambush mission.

Additionally, his pieces of his past which involve Nan will be revealed, and another version of himself is teased in a scene where he sports spiked hair. Question of how his fight with Queen Sophie Anne ended will be answered in this episode as well.
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2011 BET Awards: Chris Brown Celebrates Double Victory With Performances

June 27, 2011 03:41:55 GMT


On the heels of his early winning, Chris Brown takes the stage of Shrine Auditorium for a live performance. The "Next 2 You" singer shares the spotlight with Busta Rhymes in a medley of "She Ain't You" and "Look at Me Now", and returns to the stage later with Big Sean for "My Last".

Breezy does the duet with Busta few hours after he was announced as the winner of Best Male R&B Artist. It was right before he was called to the stage to collect his Best Collaboration prize. His joint performance with G.O.O.D Music rapper Sean follows a few minutes later.
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Lady GaGa Facing $5M Lawsuit for Allegedly Scamming Her Japan Relief Charity


June 27, 2011 03:26:36 GMT


Lady GaGa has been accused of ripping off her own Japan relief charity, and is facing a $5 million lawsuit for it. A class action suit has been filed against the "Born This Way" hitmaker by a law firm in Michigan. In the suit, 1-800-LAW-FIRM alleged that the singer is pocketing proceeds from the sales of the "We Pray for Japan" wristbands.

Shortly after earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan in March, GaGa marketed and distributed the bracelets through her website with claim "all proceeds go directly to Japan relief efforts". She charged $5 for the wristbands, another $3.99 for shipping and handling, and $0.60 for taxes. The law firm, however, claimed that she jacked up the shipping costs.
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'Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol' Trailer Leaked

June 27, 2011 03:19:46 GMT


A trailer from "Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol" has leaked online. It is pretty difficult to understand the snippet as it is dubbed into French, but the video does give a sneak peek of Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner in action-packed scenes.

Previously, the trailer for the fourth "Mission Impossible" film was reported to be premiered before "Transformers: Dark of the Moon". According to The Film Stage, the trailer will be about two minutes long, and will feature Eminem's song "Won't Back Down".
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2011 BET Awards: Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys' Live Performance

June 27, 2011 03:09:51 GMT


Mary J. Blige has been chosen as an opening act at this year's BET Awards. Wearing an all-white skintight outfit and sporting a high ponytail, the soulful diva took the audience back to "What's the 411?", strutting her stuff and doing a medley of her '90s hits "Mary Jane" and "Real Love".

Next, Mary pays homage to Anita Baker by singing "Caught Up in the Rapture". She said, "This next song, if it hadn't been made I wouldn't be here." In her early career, she recorded the song for her demo tape and landed a deal at Uptown Records with the cover. She is joined by Anita herself for the special performance. After Anita withdrew from the stage, Mary proceeds her performance with two rappers Jadakiss and DJ Khaled.
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Pics: 'Jersey Shore' Cast Back to Seaside Heights to Film Season 5


June 27, 2011 02:48:51 GMT


"Jersey Shore" cast are back in New Jersey. After more than a month filming season 4 of the reality series in Florence, Italy, the stars have returned to their home in Seaside Heights on Sunday, June 26 to get ready for the production of the fifth season.

The likes of JWoww, Snooki, Deena Cortese, The Situation and Sammi Giancola were seen loading off their suitcases upon their arrival. Later, Vinny Guadagnino, DJ Pauly D, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and other co-stars hung around the balcony of their pad.
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2011 BET Awards: Wiz Khalifa Wins Best New Artist


June 27, 2011 02:35:36 GMT


The BET Awards is still on going at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Following Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and Kanye West's early winning, Wiz Khalifa is announced as 2011 Best New Artist at the event. The Pittsburgh rapper wins over J. Cole, Bruno Mars, Miguel and Willow Smith.

The "Black and Yellow" hitmaker kissed his girlfriend Amber Rose before coming to the stage to collect his award. "I'm not used to winning stuff, so I didn't come with no speech tonight," he humbly said. "But I want to thank everybody at Rostrum Records, ... all my fans, Taylor [Gang] and all the young people who promote positivity and just enjoying yourself, this is for y'all."
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Marrying Manager in Anguilla, Amerie Is 'Over the Moon'

June 27, 2011 02:26:02 GMT


R&B singer Amerie is officially a married woman. The Grammy nominee said her "I Do" to manager and former Columbia Records executive Lenny Nicholson on Saturday, June 25 in a private ceremony at a luxury resort on Anguilla in the British West Indies, and she couldn't be happier.

The "1 Thing" singer told PEOPLE, "This is such an exciting time for me. This is my first marriage and I am over the moon. I look forward to a loving and enduring marriage. This day couldn't come any sooner for me. I am beyond thrilled. I will remember this day forever." She also took to Twitter to share her joy as tweeting, "Family, friends, & the love of my life...delicious!!! --Mrs. Nicholson ;)"
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Contestant Blames 'Marriage Ref' and Jerry Seinfeld for Divorce

June 27, 2011 02:03:48 GMT


Howie Kohlenberg claims he has become a victim of reality show. The 47-year-old, who appeared in an episode of "The Marriage Ref", says his marriage with Christine was torn apart after they took part in the reality show produced by Jerry Seinfeld.

"The headline should read, 'Jerry Seinfeld ruined my life: the danger of reality shows'," Kohlenberg tells New York Post as he opens up about his marriage breakdown. He points out that his ex-wife started to be obsessed with becoming a star and ditched him as well as their 4-year-old son after she experienced 15 minutes of fame during the show's premiere in March 2010 which featured Seinfeld, Eva Longoria and Tina Fey on the celebrity panel.
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'Cars 2' Revs Up to the Top of Box Office

June 27, 2011 01:47:00 GMT


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Pixar newest animated film, "Cars 2", accelerates to the first rank of the box office chart. Grossing about $68 million, the adventure comedy movie slams down pre-release surveys, which predicted the flick would debut with $55 million.

A nice opening also comes from "Bad Teacher". The R-rated comedy movie takes the second spot on the chart by gaining an estimated $31 million from 3,049 theaters, with 63% of the moviegoers were women.
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2011 BET Awards: Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and Kanye West Among Early Winners


June 27, 2011 01:45:02 GMT


BET has just kicked off its 2011 music awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles with live performance by Mary J. Blige. The June 26 event is hosted by Kevin Hart and has just seen Chris Brown grabbing the first award of the evening, Best Male R&B Artist.

The "Yeah 3x" singer, who leads nomination list with six nods, has bested the likes of Cee-Lo Green, Usher, Bruno Mars and Trey Songz. "All of my fans are everything to me. I do this only for them," he said upon receiving the trophy on stage. "I appreciate all the support. I know it's been a long road, so I appreciate every blessing in front of me."
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2011 BET Awards: Willow Smith Goes Spunky, Nicki Minaj Rocks Wine Dress


June 27, 2011 01:44:35 GMT


Arriving at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles for the 2011 BET Awards, Hollywood stars and big names in music showed off their individual style. Among those turning heads with their looks on Sunday, June 26 afternoon were "Whip My Hair" hitmaker Willow Smith and raptress Nicki Minaj.

10-year-old Willow sported a casual, yet unique look when hitting the green carpet. This year's Video of the Year nominee, who was joined by brother Jaden Smith, wore a yellow shirt, emblazoned with father Will Smith's face, under a red leather jacket. She paired them up with a pair of black shorts and knee-high boots. Completing her look, she rocked a heart-shaped hairdo.
 
 
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