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September 02, 2011

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Sigourney Weaver Saves Taylor Lautner's Life in New 'Abduction' Clip

September 02, 2011 09:04:08 GMT


Another clip from Taylor Lautner-starring "Abduction" has been made available online. Released via Apple, the new snippet sees the scene wherein flustered-looking Lautner takes a ride with Sigourney Weaver and Lily Collins as they try to escape the bad guys.

In the action-packed movie, Lautner plays lead character Nathan Price, while Weaver and Collins portray Dr. Bennett and Karen Lowell respectively. They are joined by Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello and Alfred Molina in the cast ensemble. Meanwhile, John Singleton serves behind the lens with Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Shawn Christensen providing the script.
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Justin Long Lands 'New Girl' Role

September 02, 2011 08:48:50 GMT


"New Girl" has found the love interest for Zooey Deschanel's character. The new comedy series, which will debut September 20 at 9 P.M. on FOX, has cast Justin Long as Paul, a music teacher and a suitor for Deschanel's Jessica Day.

The Alex of "He's Just Not That Into You" will start appearing on the show in the sixth episode, and recur in other two episodes. This marks his first major TV role since his breakthrough gig on NBC's "Ed".
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Pippa Middleton Slapped With a Parking Ticket


September 02, 2011 08:38:53 GMT


Being closely related to the Duchess of Cambridge didn't mean that Pippa Middleton can escape getting a parking ticket. The younger sister of Kate Middleton was snapped plucking the citation off the windscreen of her BMW convertible on Thursday, September 1.

Daily Mail reported that the 27-year-old, who was at the time wearing a cream blouse and stone colored skinny jeans, was slapped with the ticket after she parked her BMW Z4 outside Scott's Restaurant in Mayfair, London. Still, it didn't seem to bother her much since she was still seen smiling afterward.
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Jackie Evancho Coming Up With New Christmas Album

September 02, 2011 08:33:37 GMT


Last year, Jackie Evancho sold 239,000 copies of her first album, "O Holy Night", in the first week of sale. The former "America's Got Talent" contestant is looking forward to repeating such success at this year's holiday with another Christmas album.

As reported by THR, the 11-year-old also gets the help from producer Rob Mounsey who had worked with great singers such as Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel and Tony Bennett. Mounsey also produced Evancho's solo performances on stage and is currently serving as the musical director of Idina Menzel.
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Starz Cuts Ties With Netflix, Allegedly Wants Subscribers to Pay More

September 02, 2011 08:11:44 GMT


Starz's distribution deal with Netflix will end next year. The pay cable channel has said on Thursday, September 1 that it will not renew its agreement with the online streaming service, which began in 2008 and will end on February 28, 2012, after their talks fell apart.

Words are, Netflix had offered $300 million per year to renew their agreement, which is ten times more than Starz had obtained from their initial deal. However, the premium cable channel reportedly also wanted consumers to pay more.
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'Real Steel' Director Tapped to Direct New 'Frankenstein' Movie

September 02, 2011 07:48:08 GMT


The 20th Century Fox have found a director for its untitled Frankenstein project. Variety broke the news that "Night at the Museum" helmer Shawn Levy has secured the directional duty of the project, beating other contenders like "Harry Potter" filmmaker David Yates and "The Bourne Ultimatum" director Paul Greengrass.

Levy will be bringing the classic monster tale to life using the script penned by "Chronicle (2012)" scribe Max Landis. Landis' version has been described as a science-fiction take on the traditional Mary Shelly's story, and is said to put the focus on themes of friendship and redemption.
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Video: Seductive Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Steams Up Burberry Body Ad


September 02, 2011 07:18:01 GMT


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has channeled her seductress side in a fresh ad campaign for Burberry Body fragrance. In the TV commercial filmed by Mario Testino under the direction Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey, the "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" actress strips off the brand's iconic camel trench coats as she sprays the fragrance to her nude skin.

About the launch of the fragrance, Christopher said, "It's the Burberry world translated into a scent, embodying every facet of the brand including our music, collections, scent, platforms and communities." He added, "We wanted to create something very British, feminine, timeless, distinctive and effortlessly sensual, with the attitude and energy of our iconic trench coat at the heart of it."
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New 'Glee' Season 3 Promo Features Food War, the Gang Pose for Class Photos

September 02, 2011 07:01:59 GMT


After hitting her foes with dodgeballs in a previous promo for "Glee" season 3, Sue now becomes a victim of a "glitter bomb" in the latest sneak peek released for the hit musical series. The cheerleading coach is seen being showered with glitter by Will, who also shares a smooch with Emma in the video.

The promo also sees Finn getting slushied again, while Rachel, Santana, Mercedes, Brittany, Artie and Mike are involved in what looks like a food war. A glimpse of Quinn sporting pink hair and punk attire, as well as Blaine performing with the New Directions kids is also offered.
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Anna Paquin Haunted by Guilt in First 'Margaret' Trailer

September 02, 2011 06:28:37 GMT


Fox Searchlight Pictures finally released a first trailer for "Margaret" after the film was put on the shelf for nearly six years. Unleashed via Apple, the video follows Anna Paquin's Lisa Cohen who has a bad day that she will never forget for the rest of her life.

In the movie, Cohen, who is a 17-year-old New York City high school student, feels guilty after watching a traffic accident that has claimed a woman's life. In her attempts to set things right, she meets with opposition at every step.
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David Dayan Fisher of 'NCIS' Arrested for Choking Out Neighbor

September 02, 2011 06:23:45 GMT


A "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" actor has found himself in trouble with the law. David Dayan Fisher, the actor playing Trent Kort on the CBS series, was arrested on Thursday, September 1 for allegedly attacking his neighbor during an argument over swimming pool towels.

The altercation reportedly started when Fisher confronted his neighbor for hanging up the towels on a fence in his back yard. Words are, the victim, who is going through tests in a nearby hospital, claimed that the actor turned violent all of a sudden and began choking him. When he managed to escape, he made a call to 911.
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Kristen Stewart Makes Cameo in Marcus Foster's Music Video

September 02, 2011 06:07:00 GMT


Little known artist Marcus Foster got attention boost after he hooked Kristen Stewart to appear in his music video for song "I Was Broken". The "Twilight" star wears no make up and lets her brown hair loose in the simple black-and-white music video from the English singer/songwriter.

Foster's connection to Stewart is thanks to Robert Pattinson who sang a tune Foster co-wrote on the "Twilight" soundtrack. Pattinson and Foster are also friends from childhood, PerezHilton.com reported.
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Swizz Beatz Shares Photo of Alicia Keys' Son Striking Yoga Pose


September 02, 2011 05:35:33 GMT


Although he is only 10 months old, Alicia Keys' son can already do yoga. Sharing a picture of the baby boy, named Egypt Dean, striking a Buddha pose was the "Put It in a Love Song" singer's music producer husband Swizz Beatz.

In the photo, Egypt is clad in his pajamas in front of what seems to be an oriental-patterned door. He sits cross-legged with his arms rested on his thighs. In a caption of the picture, his father wrote, "Egypt started is own yoga class today in the house LMAO :):):):)"
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Hear Scarlett Johansson's Cover of French Singer's 'Bonnie and Clyde'

September 02, 2011 05:04:57 GMT


Scarlett Johansson's vocal appears in the cover of French singer Serge Gainsbourg's "Bonnie and Clyde". The actress teamed up with the legendary 60s pop star's son Lulu Gainsbourg for a track off an upcoming tribute album.

"Bonnie and Clyde" is perhaps Serge's best-known song. The late singer sang the original version in 1968 with Brigitte Bardot. Beside Scarlett, there are other artists contributing to the album such as Johnny Depp's singer lover Vanessa Paradis, Iggy Pop, Marianne Faithfull, Rufus Wainwright and Serge's other offspring Charlotte Gainsbourg.
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'The Big C' Renewed for Season 3

September 02, 2011 05:02:48 GMT


Showtime has made sure that Cathy Jamison will stay alive at least for another season by ordering the third season of "The Big C". The drama comedy series revolving around Laura Linney's cancer-striken character has received ten episode order for the next chapter.

"We love working together and we're excited to keep exploring where Cathy's going," showrunner Jenny Bicks said of the renewal. "We've all become, as many shows do, we've all become a family, and it's a terrific place to be so we're excited to keep going for as long as Cathy can keep going."
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Madonna Glams Up in Vintage Look at 'W.E.' Venice Premiere

September 02, 2011 04:59:41 GMT


Madonna stole the attention with her fabulous look at the premiere of her film "W.E." at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday, September 1. The pop diva made a grand entrance to a standing ovation at the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) before striking a pose on the red carpet.

Rocking an eye-catching red-framed vintage sunglasses, Madonna finished off her look with a tailed dress and shoes by Vionnet, while her blond hair was pinned to the side. On the red carpet, the singer who serves behind the lens for the movie was joined by lead actress Abbie Cornish, who looked gorgeous in a deep purple Atelier Versace gown.
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Manager: Justin Bieber's Christmas Album Features 'All Originals'


September 02, 2011 04:40:01 GMT


Justin Bieber's Christmas album will feature not only a possible duet with Taylor Swift but also all original songs. The pop star's manager Scooter Braun released the details of the seasonal album on Twitter.

"This Christmas album is amazing. Might be the best album yet," Braun wrote. "All originals ...soon 2 b classics. every1 i play it 4 is blown away. #excited." Responding to this, Bieber wrote, "@scooterbraun yeah we are going hard for Christmas!! #mistletoe." The singer also retweeted Braun's message, "Goin 2 bed listening 2 this new xmas album bieber is coming with. really #classic. original xmas tunes that r legit hit records. #greatmusic."
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Heather Morris' Black Eye Photos Draw Controversy, Tyler Shields Clarifies

September 02, 2011 04:38:28 GMT


Heather Morris has sported a black eye in the name of art. The actress playing Brittany on "Glee" showed off her edgier side in a series of photos taken by celebrity photographer Tyler Shields. While some praised the highly-stylized shots, others accused the pair of glamorizing violence against women.

"I do.not.get.it," one commenter by the user name of "befuddled" wrote on Tyler's site. "Why do you keep producing photos glamorizing violence against women? There is absolutely nothing new or revelatory about pics like this." Another one posted, "So wait... we're glamorizing bruises/abuse now?"
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D12 Release Music Video for 'Outro', Announce Party

September 02, 2011 03:50:22 GMT


D12 shot a music video for "Outro", which is a track off their recent "Return of the Dozen (Volume 2)" mixtape. The video has just been debuted, featuring most of the members including the returning Fuzz Scoota and excluding Kon Artis and Eminem.

"Return of the Dozen 2" was released in April this year and only has one track featuring Eminem. The Slim Shady was not active member in the group for three years due to the promotions of his solo album "Recovery". And since Kon Artis is his hype man, he is also mostly absent from D12's latest projects. Nevertheless, Eminem said back in June that he returned to the studio with the lots.
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Kate Winslet Shows Off Hot Bod at 'Carnage' Premiere in Venice

September 02, 2011 03:34:48 GMT


Kate Winslet oozed her charm at the premiere of her new movie "Carnage" at the Venice Film Festival. Hitting the red carpet solo on Thursday, September 1, the 35-year-old actress showed off her trim figure in a fallow midi dress by Victoria Beckham with sleek sleeve detail, paired with shoes by Jimmy Choo.

The Rose DeWitt Bukater of "Titanic" was sandwiched between co-stars John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz when posing for photographers, while the other lead actress Jodie Foster of the movie was noticeably absent. Roman Polanski, who takes the helming duty on the movie, was additionally reported to have turned down an invitation to come the festival.
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Gene Simmons' Quirky Wedding Invitation Confirms Date


September 02, 2011 03:15:28 GMT


After spending more than 25 years together, Gene Simmons is going to tie the knot with Shannon Tweed in October in Beverly Hills. The date and venue for the KISS bassist's wedding to the former Playboy Playmate were uncovered when their quirky invitation popped out online.

The two-part invite details that the nuptials will take place at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel early evening on October 1. Containing drawings of the family done by the couple's son Nick, it also requests for "classy cocktail attire", but notes in addition, "although we know some Rockstar attire will be worn."
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House Mouthing Off Prison Doctor in New Season 8 Promo


September 02, 2011 02:46:40 GMT


After giving a glimpse to House's life in jail, FOX has given a look at how the imprisoned doctor gets his hands on diagnosing a patient by dropping a new clip. In the sneak peek for the premiere episode of season 8, the title character on "House M.D." is seen mouthing off a prison doctor, Dr. Jessica Adams, about a diagnosis she made on another inmate.

Adams is portrayed by a new series regular, Odette Annable aka Odette Yustman. Gushing about her character's relationship with Hugh Laurie's, the actress said, "[She and House] have a great connection. Much like House, she loves the puzzle, the clues and the discovery of the diagnosis. I think they can really relate to each other."
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NASA on 'Apollo 18' Authenticity: The Film Is Only a Work of Fiction

September 02, 2011 02:23:08 GMT


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NASA has finally addressed the speculation surrounding "Apollo 18". While The Weinstein Company claimed to be using actual archival footage in the film, the agency quickly commented on the authenticity of the footage. " 'Apollo 18' is not a documentary," so stressed Bert Ulrich, NASA's liaison for multimedia, film and TV collaborations.

To Los Angeles Times, Ulrich stated, "The film is a work of fiction, and we always knew that. We were minimally involved with this picture." He added, "We never even saw a rough cut. The idea of portraying the 'Apollo 18' mission as authentic is simply a marketing ploy. Perhaps a bit of a 'Blair Witch Project' strategy to generate hype."
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Photos and Video: Justin Timberlake Throws Surprise Show in N.Y.C.

September 02, 2011 02:22:48 GMT


Just when it seemed that he is focused on pursuing his acting career, Justin Timberlake treated his music fans with a surprise performance. The 30-year-old entertainer rocked his Southern Hospitality restaurant in New York City on Wednesday night, August 31 with an impromptu show.

Backed by Memphis band FreeSol, the "Friends with Benefits" actor performed a few new songs, including what PEOPLE reported as a rap ballad titled "Don't Give It Away". He also delivered a capella version of "What Goes Around...," which got the packed house to sing along. Toward the end of the song, he told the crowd, "Thanks for your help. It's been a long time."
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'Walking Dead' Gets Extended Premiere, Second Season to Split in Two

September 02, 2011 01:46:24 GMT


When "The Walking Dead" returns for a second season this fall, fans will get a longer thrilling moment with the walkers. AMC has just announced that the premiere episode, which airs October 16 at 9 P.M., will be 90 minutes long.

The new season also consists of episode twice more than the first season's, but the network decided to split it in two. Six one-hour episodes will follow in the weeks after the premiere, while the second half of the season will only kick off in February 12, 2012.
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Lindsay Lohan Gets Billy Joel's 'Extremes' Tattoo on Ribcage

September 02, 2011 01:29:54 GMT


Lindsay Lohan has got herself a brand new tattoo. The troubled actress who gained fame for playing twins Hallie Parker and Annie James in 1998's "The Parent Trap" visited L.A. tattoo shop Shamrock Tattoos sometime this week to have the lyric to Billy Joel's iconic song, "I Go to Extremes", inked on her ribcage.

A close-up photo of the 25-year-old's new body art, which was obtained by TMZ, showed that the words etched on her skin read, "Clear as a crystal sharp as a knife / I feel like I'm in the prime of my life." Words are, the lyric "represented where she is in life and everything she's been through". A source added, "It signifies that she's focused."
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'Toddlers and Tiaras' Exposes 4-Year-Old Wearing Fake Breasts and Butts


September 01, 2011 17:37:05 GMT


Parents of little pageant girls are getting more obsessed in dressing up their star. As seen in a promo of TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras", a 4-year-old named Maddy wears not only heavy make-up and hair-do in the competition, but also breasts and butt pads to resemble Dolly Parton.

Her mom Lindsay Jackson put on the same kind of costume that the country singer wore when she walked on the runways of pageants. Linday was later interviewed on "Today" and she explained, "To some people, it's over the top, to us it's just what happens. ...It's just normal. When she wears the fake boobs and the fake butt, it's just like extra bonus."
 
 
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