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August 01, 2011

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Freshman 'Switched at Birth' Earns 22 Episodes Order


August 01, 2011 16:08:55 GMT


For having a strong start and continuing the accolade, "Switched at Birth" is given additional 22 episodes order. ABC Family announced that the new drama series will have a total of 32 episodes in the first season with the first 10 episodes ending this summer on August 8.

"Viewers have fallen in love with this show, just as we did when we first saw it," said ABC Family president Michael Riley in a statement. "We set out this year to bring viewers more original content than ever before, all with the trademarks of our bright, authentic, quality storytelling. We're so thrilled to see this series become a break-out hit this summer and become a key component of our programming lineup into next year."
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Kelsey Grammer Plans to Run for New York's Mayor


August 01, 2011 15:34:13 GMT


Kelsey Grammer is the next celebrity who will cross the bridge to politic world. His role as Chicago Mayor Tom Kane in Starz's new drama called "Boss" has inspired the longtime Republican to run the office, most likely in New York.

"I have had a great career and extraordinary opportunities," the actor told The NY Post. "But I look at my political aspirations as that last piece of my life -- where I hope to do something good for people and pay back a little."
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NBC and Adam Levine to Team Up for Karaoke Comedy Project

August 01, 2011 09:18:02 GMT


NBC and Adam Levine are set to work together outside the unscripted world. Deadline reports that the network has landed a single-camera comedy project which is going to be executive produced by the Maroon 5 frontman, who serves as one of the judges/mentors on singing competition "The Voice", along with Jake Kasdan.

Kasdan is also attached to direct the scripted show, which has received a script commitment plus penalty. To be produced by 20th Century Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment, the comedy project is set at a karaoke bar and is said to organically blend comedy with a musical element.
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Kristen Stewart Takes Robert Pattinson's Guitar to London

August 01, 2011 09:12:45 GMT


Having to spend time apart from Robert Pattinson for work, Kristen Stewart seems to have taken something of his belonging with her. The Bella Swan of the "Twilight Saga" series was spotted bringing what looks like to be his guitar when she came to London to begin work on "Snow White and the Huntsman".

Kristen wore a white T-shirt under a hoodie with a pair of washed-out grey jeans when arriving at London Heathrow Airport over the weekend. As the actress who plays a stripper in "Welcome to the Rileys" made her way out of the airport, her bodyguard was photographed carrying the guitar case.
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Kurt Dishes on Blaine in New 'Glee' 3D Movie Clip

August 01, 2011 08:59:55 GMT


Chris Colfer's Kurt Hummel appears in a newly released clip from "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie". The video opens with Kurt sitting in a dressing room and dishing on Darren Criss's Blaine Anderson.

The clip also offers onstage footage where Chris asks Darren, "Do you know what's better than Kurt and Blaine?" As Blaine replies that he doesn't know what it is, Kurt excitedly enthused, "Kurt and Blaine in 3D!"
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Kelly Clarkson Form Girl Group Called Already Famous

August 01, 2011 08:47:59 GMT


Beside recording her next studio album, former "American Idol" champ Kelly Clarkson has also worked on a side project with her backup singers Jill and Kate. They form a trio under the moniker of Already Famous and have already hit studio to craft their music.

Explaining why they feel the need to form a girl group, they tweeted, "We've been writing & singing together 4 over 4 years so we thought why not record it. We love singing harmony!" Discussing who the lead singer is, they wrote, "We switch on different songs. We all sing lead, alto, and soprano at different points."
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Rihanna to Film Homecoming Documentary at Bridgetown Concert

August 01, 2011 08:21:23 GMT


Rihanna is going to make a homecoming documentary. She will film it at her concert which is taking place in her hometown of Barbados this week. The news was confirmed by Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) chairman Adrian Elcock.

He told The Sunday Sun via Nation News that "aspects of the concert will be included in a video documentary which forms part of the $4 million deal reached between the BTA and Rihanna's production company, RocNation, which is producing the concert."
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'Falling Skies' Season Finale Preview Promises Unbelievable Ending


August 01, 2011 08:20:16 GMT


"Falling Skies" is set to wrap up its first season next week with a two-hour finale. The first hour will focus on the 2nd Massachusetts who are divided by growing tension arising from their plans of an ambitious assault on an alien base which draws closer. Meanwhile, Tom has trouble coming to grips with Anne's profound discovery and its implications.

In the next one hour, the resistance fighters launch a bold attack against the aliens as Tom remains at the camp to protect the civilians. Twisting developments lead Tom to a close encounter of the harrowing kind.
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Video: Justin Bieber Pulls Drive-Thru Pranks on Fast Food Chains


August 01, 2011 08:09:21 GMT


Justin Bieber has a little fun pranking fast food restaurants. The "Never Say Never" singer recently put up a video, which documents a series of his drive-thru pranks at Wendy's and Burger King, on his Twitter page with a caption that read, "looks like we should go #cone-ing. haha. #SWAG".

In the first part of the footage, the 17-year-old singer orders an ice cream cone and grabs it by the ice cream top before driving off. The second part, however, sees him buying a frosty from Wendy's. He then brings it to Burger King's drive-through and tries to return it, insisting he wasn't satisfied with the drink.
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Video Premiere: Swizz Beatz's 'International Party' Ft. Alicia Keys


August 01, 2011 07:48:19 GMT


Swizz Beatz runs a huge party in a music video supporting his latest single "International Party". The producer/rapper fills the room with laser beams and makes the crowd thoroughly warmed up with his high-energy music.

Featuring Alicia Keys who lends her vocals on the hook, the music video is directed by Chris Robinson. Talking about the concept of the video, the director said, "It's about connecting all the continents on the planet on the world stage."
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Confirmed: Darren Criss to Replace Daniel Radcliffe in 'How to Succeed'

August 01, 2011 07:19:19 GMT


A few days after Darren Criss was rumored to head to Broadway, E! Online's Marc Malkin confirmed that the report is true. "I just got word that the official announcement will come tomorrow," he wrote on Sunday, July 31.

This gig will become the "Glee" star's debut at the Broadway. The Blaine depicter is going to replace "Harry Potter" actor Daniel Radcliffe in Broadway revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying". His three-week run reportedly will kick off on January 3, 2012.
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Jennifer Aniston Throws Going-Away Party at Beverly Hills Home


August 01, 2011 07:18:16 GMT


Jennifer Aniston is moving out of her Beverly Hills home, but not before she had one last party at the property. According to PEOPLE, the actress playing Dr. Julia Harris in "Horrible Bosses" recently sold the house, which was once featured in Architectural Digest, for a reported $38 million, and on Friday, July 29, she threw a going-away party.

"Jen had a party at her Beverly Hills house Friday night - a little going-away party since she plans on spending so much more time in New York," a source said of the bash. Explaining the reason why, the source claimed, "She just wanted to have one more great get together with friends at the house before she moved out." Among the guests was her boyfriend Justin Theroux.
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Plot Details of 'Two and a Half Men' Season 9 Uncovered


August 01, 2011 07:03:35 GMT


"Two and a Half Men" is yet to roll camera for the production of season 9, but some details of the plot are allegedly spilled. According to Deadline, the script which has been kept under wraps mentions that the Malibu beachfront house, where Charlie Sheen's Charlie Harper lived with his brother Alan and nephew Jake, is put up for sale.

It is additionally said that a number of real-life celebrities, including some from Chuck Lorre's previous or current series, will tour the house, possibly joined by newly added regular cast Ashton Kutcher. Meanwhile, all or most of Harper's ex-girlfriends will be featured in the new season opener which will air September 19 at 9 P.M.
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Very Pregnant Jessica Alba Dazzles at 'Spy Kids 4' L.A. Premiere

August 01, 2011 06:35:45 GMT


A very pregnant Jessica Alba stole the spotlight as she arrived at the premiere night of her latest adventure movie, "Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World", at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Hollywood on Sunday, July 2011. Showing off her bump in a black Dolce&Gabbana halter maxi dress, the "Machete" actress finished off her look with a Roger Vivier clutch bag, Kara Ackerman studs, a Bande des Quatres ring and Christian Louboutin shoes.

Alba was supported by husband Cash Warren and her 3-year-old daughter Honor. She was also joined by her on-screen husband Joel McHale, who donned plaid blue shirt under his suit. At one point, McHale jokingly hid Alba's bump behind his suit when they posed for a picture along with their co-star Jeremy Piven.
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Video: Fantasia Barrino Confirms She's Pregnant


August 01, 2011 06:30:13 GMT


Fantasia Barrino has another bun in the oven. While taking the stage to sing at a charity event for the opening of the Riverview Apartments in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday, July 31, the season 3 winner of "American Idol" made the announcement that she is expecting a child.

"You are the first persons that I share this news with. And I share this with you, because I can relate to you. And for a while I walked around figuring out what will they say and what will they think about me. But now I tell you I don't live my life for folk," the 27-year-old told the crowd gathering. "This child that I carry. God has given me this child. And I don't have to hide it from none of y'all."
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Artist of the Week: Greyson Chance

August 01, 2011 06:28:40 GMT


Gifted with boyish look and lovable voice, Greyson Chance drew millions of views on YouTube for his homemade video last year. Having no vocal training, he wowed online viewers with his rendition of Lady GaGa's song. He later landed a record deal with Ellen DeGeneres' label and is deemed to be one of the next big things.

A year in the making, Greyson's debut album "Hold on 'Til the Night" is coming out in the United States on August 2. He dropped an inspirational song "Waiting Outside the Lines" for his first offering. He said, "The song comes from the heart and I hope and pray that my fans can use it to 'escape' from all the pressures of life. I can't wait for everyone to take this journey with me."
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Hugh Laurie Confirms House's In-Jail State in Season 8


August 01, 2011 05:53:17 GMT


"House M.D." will be set in prison when the eighth season kicks off this fall on Monday, October 3, it has been confirmed by Hugh Laurie. The House depicter on the FOX medical drama series told reporters at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour in Beverly Hills, "I am a prisoner."

As for how long his alter ego will stay behind the bars, the English actor claimed he has no idea. "I don't know [how long I'll be there]. They keep me in the dark," he said. "It's probably better that way."
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Vanessa Minnillo Calls Jessica Simpson 'Elephant in the Room' on 'Dream Wedding'


August 01, 2011 04:47:56 GMT


Vanessa Minnillo has seemingly admitted that Jessica Simpson bothered her throughout the preparation of her big day with Nick Lachey. On "Nick and Vanessa's Dream Wedding" which aired on Saturday, July 30, the newlywed called the sister of Ashlee Simpson "elephant in the room" for making headlines with her own wedding plans with fiance Eric Johnson.

"To address the elephant in the room, yes, you know coincidentally at the same time that our wedding is going on, his ex is actually also doing the beautiful thing of getting married herself," the former host of "Total Request Live" said on the TLC special while referring to Nick's ex-wife Jessica. She went on sharing, "I think she would probably pray, as much as I do, that they allow us to have our own moments."
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Chris Brown Smirks in 'Boy in Detention' Cover Art

August 01, 2011 04:44:04 GMT


Chris Brown's upcoming mixtape "Boy in Detention", which is due for digital download on August 5, has been unwrapped. The first page of the street album will feature a graffiti-inspired artwork which was designed by Mina Kwon.

The official cover art boasts an image of Breezy wearing black shades and giving a smirk to the camera. A picture of a scantily-clad lady glancing at him over her shoulder is likely to emphasize his bad boy persona. Two burning sneakers on the background seem to represent his swag.
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Rep Denies Amy Winehouse's in the Process of Adopting a Child

August 01, 2011 04:26:07 GMT


Words have spread like wild fire that Amy Winehouse was in the middle of adopting a girl from the island of St. Lucia when she died, but her representative was quick to reject the speculations. Setting the record straight, a representative for the "Back to Black" singer simply told Gossip Cop, "There's no truth to it."

News that Amy had hired lawyers to adopt Augustine was brought up by The Sunday Mirror. The British tabloid cited the 10-year-old, who reportedly lives in poverty with her single mom, as saying, "Amy was already my mother. I would call her mum and she would call me her daughter. She took care of me and we had fun together. I loved her and she loved me."
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Drake Silences Haters in New Single 'Headlines'

August 01, 2011 04:12:02 GMT


Drake is aiming to make "headlines" in the first official offering of his next studio installment "Take Care". In the the Boi-1da and Noah "40" Shebib produced track, the Canadian MC raps about dealing with haters and critics.

"I had someone tell me I fell off, ooh I needed that/ And they want to see me pick back up, well where'd I leave it at?" he raps. "If they don't get it they'll be over you / That new s*** that you got is overdue / You better do what you supposed to do."
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Daughter Arrested for DWI, Al Pacino Rushes Back to New York


August 01, 2011 03:40:40 GMT


Al Pacino puts his family before work. The actor playing Dr. Jack Kevorkian on "You Don't Know Jack" was busy filming an untitled Phil Spector biopic in Los Angeles, but he rushed back to New York City after learning that his daughter Julie has been arrested for drunk driving.

The 71-year-old, who won an Oscar for his role as Frank Slade in "Scent of a Woman", was seen arriving at the JFK airport on Sunday morning, July 31. Wearing an all black attire, he walked briskly through the airport. Accompanying him was his Argentinian actress girlfriend Lucila Sola.
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'True Blood' 4.07 Preview: Bullet for Bill and Revenge for Torment

August 01, 2011 03:39:17 GMT


Somebody is firing his/her gun to Bill in an upcoming episode of "True Blood". The on-and-off lover of Sookie is seen getting shot in the stomach in a preview for the Sunday, August 7 outing, where he will also issue an unpopular order to save vampires from the light.

Empowered by spirits of the dead, Marnie continues to spread threats to fangbangers and Tara may join her in the plans which would benefit both of them. After introduced to Jesus' magical grandfather, Lafayette will expand his consciousness.
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'Die Hard 5' May Head to Russia With John Moore as Director

August 01, 2011 03:29:54 GMT


Some plot details of upcoming action movie "Die Hard 5" have been unveiled. Penned by "The A-Team" screenwriter Skip Woods, the story of the Bruce Willis-starring film is said to be mainly set in Russia where Willis' John McClane and his son are drawn into "a conflict with local forces."

While the plot has been mapped, 20th Century Fox is still seeking a new director for the movie. Rumor has it, "Max Payne" helmer John Moore has been eyed to replace Noam Murro in the project. According to Twitch, Murro departed the film since he has another commitment, working on "300: Battle of Artemisia".
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Pictures From 'Dark Knight Rises' Fight and Jailbreak Scenes Emerge

August 01, 2011 03:12:47 GMT


"The Dark Knight Rises" has been busy filming since last week, and sneak peeks at the scenes recently shot were shared. Some on-set pictures see Christian Bale fighting Tom Hardy on the set flooded with fake snow. They were dressed in Batman and Bane costumes respectively.

Beside the fighting scene, a glimpse of the prison break filming was also available for peek in a photo obtained via SuperHeroHype. It features a bunch of prisoners marching on the street. They are holding up their guns in the air ready for making destructions. There is also footage which shows the explosion on the jail set.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Going Out With Maria Shriver on Birthday

August 01, 2011 02:42:16 GMT


Arnold Schwarzenegger has reunited with Maria Shriver for his birthday. The former California governor turned 64 on Saturday, July 30, and was snapped riding in the same car with his estranged wife. Words are, the couple went for some retail therapy at Barney's in Beverly Hills together.

PEOPLE claimed before they went shopping together, Arnold and Maria had lunch at his favorite restaurant, Cafe Roma, with their two sons, Patrick and Christopher. Offering more details was Us Weekly, which reported that the birthday guy "smiled a lot" during the Saturday outing.
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Season 7 Promo Features Fat Mac

August 01, 2011 02:29:14 GMT


"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" season 7 promo has been unleashed with Mac's weight issue getting the highlight. The video sees Mat looking disbelief when learning how many pounds he has gained in a scene, and sobbing in front of a bowl of cereal in another.

A glimpse of Mac holding his chest is also featured before he ends up lying on a hospital bed, possibly because of his eating disorder. Still clutching on a plate of cookies, he is told by his friends that there is more a life than piles of food.
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'Cowboys and Aliens' and 'The Smurfs' Tied on Top of Box Office

August 01, 2011 01:40:48 GMT


"Cowboys and Aliens" and "The Smurfs" *are tied for the first position at North American Box Office. Both newly-debuted films earn estimated $36.2 million each, with the winner to be unveiled when the final results come out on Monday.

Falling short of the predicted $40 million opening, sci-fi film "Cowboys and Aliens" which comes from director Jon Favreau faces an unexpected fierce battle with family movie "The Smurfs". The animated film, meanwhile, makes $15 million more than the projected $25 million although it was panned by many critics.
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New Equality Tattoo Sparks Debate, Miley Cyrus Defends Disapproving Fan


August 01, 2011 01:38:47 GMT


Miley Cyrus has no hard feeling toward fans who do not share the same view about gay marriage with her. On Friday, July 29, the "So Undercover" actress posted a picture of her ring finger sporting a new tattoo of what seems to be a symbol for marriage equality, and came in defense of a fan who disagreed with her description, "All LOVE is equal."

After Miley posted the photo, a follower called MileyCyrusLuver tweeted, "@MileyCyrus look up Leviticus, 1 Corinthians. Read both chapters and tell me where God says homosexuality, incest, and polygamy is ok?" In response, the songstress replied, "where does it say in the bible to judge others? Oh right. It doesn't. GOD is the only judge honey. 'GOD is love'."
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World Premiere of Adam Lambert's New Song 'Outlaws of Love'


August 01, 2011 01:18:55 GMT


Adam Lambert gave his fans "a little treat" when performing at Le Festival Ste-Agathe en Feux in Quebec over the weekend. The runner-up of "American Idol" season 8 sang a brand new song called "Outlaws of Love" which is about the struggles he and the other gays and lesbians have been facing.

"As you probably know, I have been working for the past couple of months," he said. "This is a song that will be on the new album. This is the world premiere......All of the things I've been talking about over the past year, all of it boils down to acceptance and this is a song that I wrote about how it feels, that no matter where you go or where you turn, sometimes it feels like you're just running from the law."
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Kings of Leon Set New Date for Canceled Dallas Concert

July 31, 2011 17:27:07 GMT


After repeatedly apologizing for Caleb Followill's sudden exit from the stage, Kings of Leon announce a new date for the stopped Dallas, TX concert. During the town's first show on Friday, July 29, the frontman said to his audience that he must went backstage to grab a beer but he never returned.

The make-up concert is now scheduled to take place on September 21, a day before they hit Houston for another concert. Tickets from the previous show would be valid but for those who can't attend the new date, refunds would be honored.
 
 
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