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September 12, 2011

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Rep Denies Cory Monteith Feuding With 'Glee' Creator


September 12, 2011 08:43:06 GMT


There is no war brewing on the set of "Glee" despite recent report which said otherwise. It was rumored that Cory Monteith is clashing with creator Ryan Murphy over the actor's claim that the cast is overworked and underpaid, but his representative was quick to set the record straight.

"For the record, [this] is completely fabricated, I would imagine the result of lingering rumors from last month but not based in truth whatsoever. Cory is back on set and very happy to be there," the rep stated. A spokesperson for the hit FOX show added that there was no truth to the feuding rumor.
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Pia Toscano's 'God Bless America' Performance Dedicated to 9/11 Victims

September 12, 2011 08:26:49 GMT


In the spirit of remembering September 11 attack which killed and injured many innocent people, "American Idol" alum Pia Toscano performed "God Bless America" at Citi Field. The 22-year-old New Yorker sang the patriotic song during the 7th Inning Stretch at Sunday's Mets vs Chicago Cubs game.

"So honored to be back at Citifield for the 10th anniversary of September 11th.. Tune in to my performance of God Bless America live on ESPN," she tweeted. "Amazing night. Love my Mets..Love my family and friends..Missing mom dad and kim.Miss my grandpas.. Thankful 4 my life. Never Forget.. 911."
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Mary McCormack of 'In Plain Sight' Has Given Birth to Third Child

September 12, 2011 08:25:40 GMT


Another Hollywood actress has welcomed a new addition to her family. Mary McCormack, who is known for her role as U.S. marshal Mary Shannon on "In Plain Sight", gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday (September 10) morning, her representative confirmed the happy news to PEOPLE.

Details around Mary's newborn, including the baby's weight and measurement, have yet to be disclosed. It is noted, however, that the 42-year-old actress and her producer husband Michael Morris have yet to name their third daughter, who joins older sisters, 7-year-old Margaret and 4-year-old Rose.
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2011 TIFF: Gerard Butler Salutes Like Sailor at 'Machine Gun Preacher' Premiere

September 12, 2011 08:11:21 GMT


Gerard Butler stole the attention during the premiere of "Machine Gun Preacher" at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Making a grand entrance at Roy Thomson Hall on Sunday, September 11, the 41-year-old Scottish actor made funny faces at cameramen and saluted the crowd like a sailor.

For the event, Butler opted to show off his dapper side by donning a navy blue suit and a matching light blue shirt and plaid tie. He was joined on the red carpet by co-star Michelle Monaghan, who looked stunning in a white sheath mini dress and a pair of Brian Atwood's burgundy suede Power Studs pumps.
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'Entourage' Finale Draws Mixed Reactions From Fans


September 12, 2011 08:06:56 GMT


"Entourage" has pulled its curtain with the airing of the series finale on Sunday, September 11. While the show wrapped up with happy endings for some characters, not all fans were pleased with these storylines.

One Twitter user under the name Wale Folarin said, "That entourage finale, confused me." Another tweep Toure wrote, "I'm totally unhappy with this whole finale. It was a lame ep for Entourage, lame for a series finale, it was problematic all around."
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Jeffrey Wright Hints Felix Leiter May Not Return for 'Bond 23'

September 12, 2011 07:24:53 GMT


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James Bond may lose his trusted partner in the next film. Jeffrey Wright, who has portrayed Felix Leiter in "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace", recently hinted that he will not reprise the role in "Bond 23".

Speaking to Coming Soon at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival over the weekend, the actor, who also nabbed a part in George Clooney's "The Ides of March", revealed that he has not "gotten the call to return" to the upcoming 007 movie from director Sam Mendes. Nonetheless, Wright said that Leiter "may be on the periphery and mentioned in the film".
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Salma Hayek's Husband Breaks Silence About Son With Linda Evangelista

September 12, 2011 07:09:49 GMT


Francois-Henri Pinault has finally broken his silence in his child support case with Linda Evangelista. In the current French issue of Elle magazine, the husband of Hollywood actress Salma Hayek denies allegations that he has never helped the supermodel with the raising of their 4-year-old son.

Pinault insisted that he has "recognized" Augustin James, who was born in October 2006 eight months after he and Evangelista separated, since 2007. The businessman stressed that the boy "has participated in [his] family life whether in France or the United States" at every possible opportunity.
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Pics: Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston Pair Up at 'Deep Blue Sea' Premiere at TIFF

September 12, 2011 06:53:03 GMT


Toronto International Film Festival is still underway and Rachel Weisz has become another star who showed up at the TIFF BELL Lightbox venue to promote "The Deep Blue Sea". Coming without the companion of hubby Daniel Craig, the "Mummy" beauty was joined by co-star Tom Hiddleston at the event which took place on Sunday, September 11.

Donning a long dress, Weisz was all smiles when being pictured alongside Hiddleston who put his arm on her waist. The actor, meanwhile, looked sharp in a black and white outfit while tagging along his wife to the special screening. Director Terence Davies was also present to support the event.
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Video: Paul Simon Sings 'Sound of Silence' at Ground Zero During 9/11 Memorial

September 12, 2011 06:43:27 GMT


Paul Simon was one of the singers who visited Ground Zero on Sunday, September 11 to pay homage to the people who were killed and injured during the terrorist attack ten years ago. Wearing a suit and 9/11 Memorial cap, the music vet strummed his guitar and sang a moving rendition of "The Sound of Silence".

As Paul performed the song, footage of people in the World Trade Center site crying, embracing and singing along him is flashed on the screen. In 2001 a little more than a week after the tragic terror, the 69-year-old singer honored the victims with "Bridge Over Troubled Water" in "America: A Tribute to Heroes".
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Pippa Middleton Draws Criticism for Fashion Choice at Wedding

September 12, 2011 05:56:51 GMT


Pippa Middleton's choice to hide her curves recently has brought her criticism. Last Saturday, September 10, the younger sister of Kate Middleton attended the wedding of her closest friends, Rose Laing and Jake French, in Perthshire, Scotland wearing a purple shift dress under a black coat.

Though some credited Pippa for trying not to steal the spotlight from the bride, others took note that the look failed by comparison to the much-talked-about simple white outfit she wore to the royal wedding back in April. One gossip site, in particular, even suggested that the 28-year-old committed a fashion faux pas.
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'True Blood' Season 4 Finale Recap: The Death and The Rise


September 12, 2011 05:54:26 GMT


The witch has finally gone in the season 4 finale of "True Blood" but that was not without sacrifice. [SPOILER ALERT!] Jesus was dead after he was stabbed by Marnie who possessed Lafayette, leaving the latter feel guilty. Marnie, however, finally left Lafayette's body after the dead spirits, including Sookie's grandmother and Antonia, showed up to help Sookie.

Later Nan visited Bill and Eric to tell them that she has quit the AVL and the Authority. She asked the two guys to join forces with her to harness Sookie's powers, but Bill and Eric turned down the offer. When Nan insulted Bill and Eric, they attacked Nan and her two troops.
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Artist of the Week: Jake Owen

September 12, 2011 05:52:01 GMT


Jake Owen continues to outdo himself by climbing higher than the last time he dropped a single in the United States. The 30-year-old musician secured the first place in Billboard Country Song chart with his newest offering "Barefoot Blue Jean Night", scoring his best chart performance yet.

"I knew it would be a hit," he told the Boot. "But I didn't know it would be this big. I don't know what else to base it off of, because I've never had anything like that. I've had hits on the radio, but this is different. I keep telling folks, there's a difference between a hit song and a career song, and this is a career song."
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Antonio Banderas and Jessica Alba Among Movie Winners at 2011 ALMA Awards

September 12, 2011 04:42:06 GMT


The winners of 2011 ALMA Awards have been honored at a ceremony held last Saturday evening, September 10. "A Better Life" scored Favorite Movie, while Antonio Banderas took home Favorite Movie Actor, and Jessica Alba won Favorite Movie Actress in Drama or Adventure Movie.

"You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" star Banderas beat the likes of Demian Bichir, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Pena and Danny Trejo in nabbing the favorite actor title. "Machete" actress Alba, in the meantime, bested over Penelope Cruz, Rosario Dawson, Michelle Rodriguez and Zoe Saldana for her title.
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Sick Katy Perry Postpones Her September 11 Concert


September 12, 2011 04:30:39 GMT


Katy Perry was forced to put on hold her concert which was supposed to take place in Grand Rapids on September 11. The "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" hitmaker postponed the Sunday gig due to "an upper respiratory illness."

"Sick in bed and watching the memorials today," the 26-year-old singer wrote on Twitter, referring to the 10-year anniversary of the devastating terrorist attack. "Taking time to remember all the lost & all the heroes. #GodBlessAmerica."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Paul Wall Tweets Photo of Arrest, Baby Bash Clarifies Police Diss

September 12, 2011 03:49:30 GMT


Though they are facing similar woe, Paul Wall and Baby Bash handle things differently. On Saturday (September 10) night, the two rappers found themselves arrested in El Paso, Texas for possession of marijuana. While Paul took his arrest in stride, Baby unleashed an angry rant.

After being released from prison on $300 bail, Paul took to Twitter and posted a photo of him and Baby in handcuffs while sitting in the back of a patrol car. Along with the picture, he wrote, "Fresh out the El Paso County jail wit @BabyBash @BIGGROY in the same tank they held Willie Nelson / Johnny Cash."
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Demi Lovato Is Best TV Actress at 2011 ALMA Awards


September 12, 2011 03:48:40 GMT


Demi Lovato was honored at the 2011 ALMA Awards which took place on September 10 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles. The 19-year-old beauty was named Favorite Leading Actress in a TV Comedy for her role on "Sonny with a Chance" although she had quit the Disney Channel sitcom earlier this year.

Lovato beat out the likes of Naya Rivera, Victoria Justice as well good friend Selena Gomez to take home the prize. The "Camp Rock" star, who stunned the crowd in a nude gown by Maria Lucia Hohan, additionally took the stage at the annual award show to perform her hit single "Skyscraper".
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Remembering 9/11: Lea Michele Tweets Love for NYC, Moby to Celebrate Birthday Again


September 12, 2011 03:04:58 GMT


Ten years have passed since Americans witnessed the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Virginia, but the memory has yet to fade away. On the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, celebrities from Lea Michele to Moby shared their thoughts and paid tribute to those who passed.

"Glee" star Lea tweeted on Sunday morning, "To all the families and people of New York affected by the tragedies of September 11th my thoughts and prayers go out to you." Praising the Big Apple as "one of the most strong & beautiful places in the world", she added, "Feeling so thankful and blessed today.. And so happy to be with all my family and friends in this city I love with all my heart.."
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Extended Preview of 'X Factor (US)' Sees Screams and Arguments

September 12, 2011 02:53:06 GMT


A new eight-minute preview to "The X Factor (US)" has been debuted, teasing how the show will be full of drama. One contestant called Xander Alexander shows rude behavior to Simon Cowell by retorting the judge's statements, while another aspiring male singer performs with his pants pulled down.

Apparently, there is also a heated argument between the judges as L.A. Reid is seen leaving his seat while the crew are talking to Cowell. Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, meanwhile, are seemingly tortured by some contestants' voices which sound like screaming instead of singing on the stage.
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Edward and Bella Gaze Longingly at Each Other in New 'Breaking Dawn' Still

September 12, 2011 02:41:25 GMT


One more teaser for what's to come in "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I" has just arrived for Twihard's delight in a form of a new still. The picture depicts an image of Edward and Bella staring intensely into each other's eyes and giving one another a look full of yearning.

It looks like the picture shows one of those moments when the newlywed couple have a passionate honeymoon at Isle Esme. In it, the bronze-haired vampire has his hands on her shoulder and waist, while the mortal beauty holds his wrist and touches his neck.
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'Spartacus' Star Andy Whitfield Dies of Lymphoma


September 12, 2011 02:06:52 GMT


Andy Whitfield has lost his battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Manager Sam Maydew said the actor playing the titular character in the first season of Starz's "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" passed away on Sunday, September 11 in Sydney, Australia, manager Sam Maydew said. He was 39.

In a statement cited by the Associated Press, Andy's wife Vashti described the actor as a "beautiful young warrior". Vashti additionally said that he died on a "sunny Sydney morning" in the "arms of his loving wife." Series creator Steven DeKnight, meanwhile, tweeted, "No words to express the depth of such a loss. You will be deeply missed, my brother."
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Free New Drake Songs: 'Club Paradise' and 'Free Spirit'

September 12, 2011 02:05:36 GMT


Two new songs were given away by Drake on Sunday, September 11. The Canadian rapper took to his blog to drop the fresh tracks; one is a solo song called "Club Paradise", the other titled "Free Spirit" is a collaboration with Rick Ross.

For the former, Drizzy wrote a short message read, "Dropping this for our boy Avery...this was his favorite s*** during the recording process." For the latter, he quoted Princess Diana, "I like to be a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's the way I am."
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Star-Studded Thriller 'Contagion' Rules Box Office on Debut Weekend

September 12, 2011 02:01:14 GMT


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Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion" successfully locked the number one spot on North American box office. Earning $22.4 million, the movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet and Matt Damon ruled the chart in its debut week.

Warner Bros. Pictures executive vp domestic distribution Jeff Goldstein gushed, "A wonderful director, a compelling storyline and a great marketing campaign and release date delivered a terrific result." The pandemic thriller received a B- CinemaScore, and appealed to around 80% of viewers over the age of 25.
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Charlie Sheen Roast Brings Jokes About Drug Abuse and 'Men' Firing

September 12, 2011 01:58:36 GMT


Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen has been taped on Saturday night, September 10 at Sony Studios in Culver City, California. Attending the event in a black suit, a white shirt and a red tie, the 46-year-old actor was all smiles when such comedians as Seth MacFarlane, Jeff Ross, and Amy Schumer, as well as Mike Tyson poked fun at his history of drug use, family issue as well as allegations of him abusing women.

"Charlie... If you're winning, this must not be a child custody hearing. The only time your kids get to see you is in reruns," said Ross, who dressed as Muammar Gaddafi. Lovitz unleashed a joke about Sheen's firing from "Two and a Half Men", saying, "How much blow can Charlie Sheen do? Enough to kill 'Two and a Half Men'."
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Jennifer Lopez Not Having Romantic Dinner Date With Bradley Cooper

September 12, 2011 01:35:48 GMT


Contrary to swirling speculations, there is nothing romantic between Jennifer Lopez and Bradley Cooper. The "American Idol" judge sparked speculations she may have moved on from estranged husband Marc Anthony when she was spotted enjoying dinner with the leading man of "The Hangover".

42-year-old J.Lo reportedly went out on a date with 37-year-old Bradley at New York City restaurant Per Se last Saturday, September 10. According to TMZ, the dinner was "romantic", and it was just between the two of them. PEOPLE, however, begged to differ, claiming that a source suggested the two are "in discussions regarding a project."
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Video: Beyonce's 'I Was Here' Featured in Heartfelt 9/11 Tribute

September 12, 2011 01:23:33 GMT


In memoriam of the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks, ABC News puts together a touching tribute which features Beyonce Knowles' new song "I Was Here". As the ballad track is crooned by the R&B diva, montage of mourning families and friends gathering around the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa. is shown.

"I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time/ Know there was something that, and something that I left behind," the Queen Bey provides an anthem of remembrance for what tragically happened on the morning of September 11, 2001. "When I leave this world, I'll leave no regrets/ Leave something to remember, so they won't forget."
 
 
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