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September 29, 2011

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'X Factor' Contestant Sang Better Version of 'Baby' Than Justin Bieber


September 29, 2011 16:37:10 GMT


A fourteen year old managed to blow the "The X Factor (US)" judges away with her rendition of Justin Bieber's "Baby". Drew Ryniewicz changed the arrangement of the famous song, making it slower and more soulful.

Nicole Scherzinger who was first to comment said that she is a big fan of Bieber, but she prefers her version to his. To this Simon Cowell agreed and echoed, "So do I". Paula Abdul said her version was commendable, original, daring and bold. "I like you a lot, very unique," she said.
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Ashton Kutcher's Alleged Affair Demands Silence Money

September 29, 2011 16:04:25 GMT


The girl who claimed that she had an affair with Ashton Kutcher has met top Hollywood lawyers and she is now demanding silence money. Sara Leal is identified as the blonde who slept with Kutcher on the night he was supposed to celebrate sixth wedding anniversary with wife Demi Moore.

Leal wants the "Two and a Half Men" star to pay her $250,000 to stop her from talking to the media. "Sara is talking to multiple media outlets for a deal. She wants $250,000, but the offers haven't been as high. What she really wants is to get a pay-off from Ashton. She has reached out to Ashton's team," a source told the NY Post.
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T.I. Is Freed From Halfway House

September 29, 2011 15:35:34 GMT


T.I. no longer has to stay in a halfway house he's been assigned after released from prison last year. According to his lawyer Steve Sadow, the rapper left the facility in Atlanta on early Thursday, September 29 morning.

The "Live Your Life" hitmaker was sent to prison in Arkansas last year after violating a probation. Sentenced to 11 months in prison, T.I. was then sent to a halfway house on September 15. Sadow said T.I. now begins a year-long probation.
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New 'Paranormal Activity 3' Trailer Captures More Brutal Attacks

September 29, 2011 09:54:26 GMT


A new trailer for "Paranormal Activity 3" has made its way out for viewing pleasure via Apple. Unlike the previously released trailer, the new one is packed with footage which show evidences of the presence of haunting spirit in a house. From making mysterious sounds, the unseen thing goes on more brutal by attacking the residents.

A follow-up to "Paranormal Activity 2", the upcoming October 21 release goes back to the year of 1988 when Katie and Kristi were just little girls. It offers hints of what the two did in their childhood which leads them to be haunted by supernatural beings in the future.
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Tina Fey and Eva Longoria Tied as Highest-Paid TV Actresses on Forbes' List

September 29, 2011 09:12:54 GMT


Tina Fey and Eva Longoria are racing against each other as the highest earning female star in television industry. With $13 million each, the Liz Lemon of "30 Rock" and the Gabrielle Solis depicter on "Desperate Housewives" are tied for the first place on Forbes' list of Hollywood's highest-paid TV actresses in one year span (May 2010 to May 2011).

Fey gained such huge cume since she also serves as a head writer and executive producer on the NBC comedy. Her first book "Bossypants" additionally sold 150,000 in the first month after it was released in April this year. As for Longoria, she cashed in extra money from endorsement deals with L'Oreal and LG.
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Photos of Ashton Kutcher Partying Solo on Wedding Anniversary Surface

September 29, 2011 09:00:59 GMT


Words have run rampant that Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have spent their sixth wedding anniversary apart. Hours after the reports came out, TMZ provided some evidence by releasing photos of Ashton partying solo at FLUXX nightclub in San Diego early Saturday, September 24 morning.

The "Two and a Half Men" star was seen donning a dark grey shirt under his suit and wearing loose his tie. Looking scruffy, he hid his hair under a fedora. Although PEOPLE reported that he went to the club on Friday night with Danny Masterson, his former "That '70s Show" co-star was not spotted near him in the pictures.
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Steven Spielberg Eyed to Direct WB's Biblical Epic About Moses

September 29, 2011 08:46:22 GMT


Warner Bros. Pictures is interested to develop a new biblical epic called "Gods and Kings". For the upcoming project, the studio wants none other than Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg to serve as the director.

According to Deadline, Warner has not booked any formal meeting with Spielberg. Nonetheless, the director has reportedly read the script, which is penned by screenwriters Michael Green and Stuart Hazeldine.
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will.i.am Hits Studio With Mick Jagger

September 29, 2011 08:25:55 GMT


Already working with a bunch of high-profile artists, will.i.am might team up with Mick Jagger on his next project. The Black Eyed Peas member hinted the possible collaboration by posting on Twitter a picture of him in studio with The Rolling Stones star.

will.i.am wore a fedora, a one-button tux on top of a white t-shirt, and black denims. Meanwhile, Jagger donned a green button down shirt and dress pants. The BEP star and the rocker were joined by Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine who also dressed casually in a flannel shirt and jeans.
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'Lone Ranger' Director Could Produce Futuristic Jungle Book Film

September 29, 2011 07:58:35 GMT


"The Lone Ranger" director Gore Verbinski is close to produce a new movie. Deadline reported that Verbinsksi has been eyed to take on the productional duty for Chernin Entertainment's upcoming project which is described as a "futuristic Jungle Book."

The story is based on an untitled pitch from screenwriter duo Matt Sazanna and Burk Sharpless. Chernin Entertainment is near to sign a deal to acquire the pitch. The studio also expects Verbinski to produce the project along with John Krauss as well as Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark.
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CBS Not Getting Profit From Ashton Kutcher's 'Men' Plugs

September 29, 2011 07:57:18 GMT


Ashton Kutcher has made use of his new show "Two and a Half Men" to promote some tech companies he has ties with. Though so, CBS stated that it gets no benefit from the plugs which were inserted in the second episode of season 9 that aired Monday, September 26.

"This was not part of any advertising transaction with CBS," a representative for the network stated regarding stickers of the companies which are plastered on the computer of Kutcher's Walden Schmidt in a scene. "Our policy is to disclose such financial interests in a credit at the end of the broadcast."
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Scarlett Johansson: Illegal Attempts to Breach My Privacy Are Unjust


September 29, 2011 07:35:10 GMT


Less than two weeks after her nude photos were leaked online, Scarlett Johansson is sharing her point of view on privacy and stardom. In an interview with CNN, the actress playing Black Widow in "The Avengers" admitted that illegal acts to breach her personal privacy feel unjust and wrong.

Asked why it's important for her to protect her privacy, the 26-year-old told reporter David McKenzie, "I think the question is sort of redundant. Who doesn't want to protect their own privacy?" She elaborated, "Just because you're in the spotlight or just because you're an actor or make films doesn't mean you're not entitled to your own personal privacy."
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Joe Jonas' 'Just In Love' Video Producer Denies Copycat Claim


September 29, 2011 06:56:58 GMT


Amidst rumors suggesting that Joe Jonas' "Just In Love" music video is a rip-off of The Polish Brothers' indie movie "For Lovers Only", Kim Dellara from HSI Productions which handled production for the music video spoke up. In her statement, she insisted there is no copycat because the situations visualized in both works are "universal in love stories of this genre."

"We've received considerable interest in the music video for Joe Jonas' single, 'Just in Love,' and it is apparently being compared to a film called 'For Lovers Only'," she stated. "Until yesterday we had never heard of the independent film, but judging from the trailer online it is clear both the video and the film are set in Paris and shared inspiration from French 60s New Wave cinema."
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Carey Mulligan Spotted With a Sparkler on Ring Finger

September 29, 2011 06:46:12 GMT


Engagement rumor continues to circulate around Carey Mulligan. Months after it was reported that Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons has proposed to her, the former girlfriend of Shia LaBeouf is photographed wearing a sparkler on her ring finger while out in public.

The actress, who received an Oscar nomination for her role in "An Education", sported the jewelry piece when waiting for a friend at the Sydney Airport in Australia on Tuesday, September 27. It is still unclear whether the ring she wore is an engagement ring, while her camp remains mum about her personal life.
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Idris Elba Would 'Definitely Consider' Playing James Bond

September 29, 2011 06:43:05 GMT


Idris Elba has commented on rumors that he might play James Bond one day. Speaking to NPR on the Morning Edition, the Heimdall depicter in "Thor" said that he would "definitely consider it" if he is offered to star as the flamboyant British secret agent, who is usually played by Caucasian actors.

Although showing his interest, Elba noted that he doesn't want to be dubbed as the first black James Bond. "It's a very old rumor. My dad and I were talking about this the other day. I would do it, but I don't want to be called the first black James Bond," the London-born actor explained.
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Video: Anne Hathaway and Paul Rudd Secretly Audition for 'Jersey Shore'

September 29, 2011 06:42:34 GMT


While there is persistent rumor of MTV planning to replace the cast of "Jersey Shore", Conan O'Brien claims to have found secret audition tapes featuring some "impressive candidates": Anne Hathaway, Paul Rudd and Dennis Haysbert. In the clip played on "CONAN", the three of them start the auditions by mentioning their names.

"Multiple growth hormones, that's the type I'm attracted to," Hathaway says in her first scene before launching into an emotional rant when she is featured again after Rudd. The "Wanderlust" actor, meanwhile, reveals his desire to move to Jersey and find a nice, hot guy, stating, "I want to marry a guido."
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Taylor Swift Gets a Taste of Magic in 'Wonderstruck' Commercial

September 29, 2011 05:08:44 GMT


A brand new commercial for Taylor Swift's first fragrance, "Wonderstruck", has been made available for viewing pleasure. Making its debut during "The X Factor (US)" on Wednesday (September 28) night, it sees the "Sparks Fly" singer opening a door to a fantasy world with a spray of the scent.

Around 30 seconds long, the promotional video also presents Taylor in a Christian Siriano gown and shares a glimpse at her handsome prince. Playing in the background as the 21-year-old glides quietly around the ground of an elegant mansion is "Enchanted", a song from her third studio album "Speak Now".
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J. Cole to Take Over Hot 200 Throne From Tony Bennett Next Week

September 29, 2011 05:04:28 GMT


Shortly after Tony Bennett occupied No. 1 and scored his first chart topper on Billboard Hot 200, already he is predicted unable to hold the throne for another week. It's J. Cole, the protege of Jay-Z, who is estimated to push aside the 85-year-old jazz/soul singer from the top spot.

Music experts suggest that the Roc Nation rapper will rule the U.S. album chart with his debut studio album "Cole World: the Sideline Story". The album which features Drake, Missy Elliott and Trey Songz is predicted to sell 240,000 to 250,000 copies in its opening week.
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Set Video of 'Snow White and the Huntsman': Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth in War

September 29, 2011 05:01:51 GMT


Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth have been taped leading a large number of horsemen in a fresh on-set video of "Snow White and the Huntsman". Just like the previous set picture released on Tuesday, the video highlights a seaside battle that takes place in Marloes Sands at Pembrokeshire Wales, U.K.

The new footage was taken when Stewart and Hemsworth were shooting the war scene on Wednesday afternoon, September 28. Donning a set of medieval armor, the "Twilight Saga" beauty looked tough as she rode a white horse along the shore. Meanwhile, the "Thor" actor was spotted rocking a long brown cape as he mounted a black stallion. In between breaks, the rumored girlfriend of Robert Pattinson was seen taking her time to light a cigarette and chat with some crew members on the set.
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Report: Kate Gosselin Struggles to Land New Reality Show


September 29, 2011 04:46:54 GMT


Kate Gosselin is reportedly still trying her luck in unscripted show world after "Kate Plus 8" was axed by TLC. A source tells The Huffington Post that the mother of eight is desperately trying to get a new reality show offer, but the vain attempts make her frustrated.

"She has approached many different networks, including pitching a travel show idea to her old network, TLC, but so far no one has said yes," the source said. "She assumed that given her fame, producers and networks would be knocking her over with job offers and is, to say the least, very surprised that she hasn't received a single one."
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B.o.B Announces Official Title for His New Album

September 29, 2011 04:01:02 GMT


B.o.B shares some details about his upcoming second studio album recently. When helping President Obama raise funds for his upcoming presidential campaign on September 27, the Atlanta rapper revealed title for the effort and talked about his newly-released first single which features fellow MC Lil Wayne.

" 'Strange Clouds', this is the first single off my sophomore album, actually titled 'Strange Clouds'," he told V-103. "Wayne actually got on it pretty quick. It was a quick turnaround. We were kind of debating on it, man, but we just felt like this is the song that should go first. I feel really strong about it and I like to take my time with music."
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Rooney Mara Is Top Pick for Female Lead in Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake

September 29, 2011 03:53:30 GMT


After playing in a high-profile thriller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)", Rooney Mara might land another significant role in another movie. Twitch reported that Mara is eyed to star in Spike Lee's remake of "Oldboy". She is expected to play a character named Marie.

There has been no official offer made for the actress who plays Erica Albright in "The Social Network". Nonetheless, it is rumored that the 25-year-old New York-born actress is the director's top pick for the female lead role.
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Alyssa Milano Shares First Look at Her Baby Boy

September 29, 2011 03:52:51 GMT


Alyssa Milano is showing off her first son with husband David Bugliari. Wearing see-through blouse, the Phoebe Halliwell of "Charmed" posed with 5-week-old Milo Thomas Bugliari in her arms for the new issue of Us Weekly that will hit U.S. newsstands on Friday, September 30.

In an interview accompanying the photo, the 38-year-old revealed that her baby boy makes it look like she's doing a good job. "Everything is going so well," she gushes. "David told me, 'It's like you were dropped off from Planet Mom!' I said, 'No, he's such a great baby, he's just making me look good!' "
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'American Horror Story' Unleashes Creepy and Mysterious Opening Credits

September 29, 2011 03:50:29 GMT


Another sneak peek to "American Horror Story" is released to tease viewers how scary the new series is. The opening credits sequence to the Ryan Murphy-created show, which makes its way out via Entertainment Weekly, is filled with cuts of scenes from a dark basement, featuring creepy stuffs like old photos, fetus in jars and skulls among others.

"The title sequence is almost like a mystery," Murphy explains. "By the time you see the ninth episode of this season, every image in that title sequence will be explained. So for example, 'What are the jars in the basement? What is the mystery of the floating white Christening dress? Why is somebody holding hedge clippers that are bloody?' Each time you watch it and you watch the week's episode you'll be able to say, 'Oh that's why that's in there!' "
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Tony Bennett Scores First No. 1 Album, to Premiere Lady GaGa Video Next Monday

September 29, 2011 03:21:44 GMT


85-year-old Tony Bennett has finally claimed his throne for the very first time on Billboard Hot 200, becoming the oldest living artist to top the weekly rundown. Two years ago, it was Bob Dylan who made headline when he got his first No. 1 album at the age of 67 with his "Together Through Life".

Bennett occupies the penthouse of the U.S. album chart with his star-studded album "Tony Bennett: Duets II". The CD which features the likes of Lady GaGa, Amy Winehouse, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, and John Mayer sold 179,000 copies in its first week.
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George Clooney Comes to Elisabetta Canalis' Defense on Angry Texts Rumor

September 29, 2011 03:11:54 GMT


George Clooney isn't staying quiet on rumor that Elisabetta Canalis is "at war" with him and his new girlfriend Stacy Keibler. Denying the story published by Us Weekly, the actor playing Governor Mike Morris in "The Ides of March" told TMZ it "was completely fabricated in order to sell magazines."

"I never comment on my personal life unless it affects others...and this lie affects others," the 50-year-old added. He further called out Us Weekly by saying, "Since I would be the only actual witness, I ask you to correct your story immediately, but that would assume you cared at all about telling the truth."
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Kristen Wiig May Not Come Back for 'Bridesmaids' Sequel

September 29, 2011 03:09:29 GMT


It has been rumored that "Bridesmaids" will likely have a sequel. However, the possible project might be going without the lead female actress Kristen Wiig. Jon Hamm, who appeared as Ted in the comedy film, has revealed that the 38-year-old actress might not return to reprise her role as Annie.

Talking to E! News' Marc Malkin, Hamm admitted, "I don't think Kristen is going to do it." When he was asked if he is interested to reprise his role for the second time, Hamm said that he might come back if Wiig also returns. The actor who plays alongside Vanessa Hudgens in "Sucker Punch" said, "They need to lock [Wiig] up before me."
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The Kardashians Set to Co-Host 'Today' Next Week

September 29, 2011 02:58:39 GMT


The Kardashian family is going to take over "Today" next week. Kim Kardashian and her sisters, Kourtney and Khloe, as well as mother Kris and step father Bruce Jenner, are all set to co-host the fourth hour of the morning news program with Hoda Kotb.

Each day, one of them will appear on the NBC show for the duty. Khloe leads on Monday (October 3), followed by Bruce on Tuesday, Kris on Wednesday, Kourtney on Thursday and Kim on Friday.
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Report: Jessica Simpson Puts Wedding to Eric Johnson On Hold

September 29, 2011 02:39:06 GMT


It looks like Jessica Simpson won't be walking down the aisle any time soon. If Us Weekly is to be trusted, the former wife of Nick Lachey has postponed her wedding to former NFL player Eric Johnson (II). "Everything is up in the air," a source told the publication on the matter.

Although she has been engaged to Eric for over 10 months, the 31-year-old is reportedly still unable to decide on the date and venue for her big day. "She can't figure out what kind of day she wants. Some days she wants a big wedding in Hawaii, then other days she wants something closer to home," explained the source.
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Kellie Pickler Brings Her Family Drama to 'Tough' Music Video

September 29, 2011 02:27:39 GMT


Kellie Pickler has premiered a music video for her latest single "Tough" just in time for her acting debut on "90210". Based on the real life relationship she had with her father growing up, the clip sees her going through a tough childhood when her father was arrested and trying to reconnect with him once he's out of jail.

In real life, the former contestant of "American Idol" was raised by her grandparents. Her father was indeed in and out of jail, while her mother abandoned her and eventually lost her custody. She reflects the bitter story in such lyrics as, "I wanted lace/ I wanted pearls/ To be a princess like the other girls."
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White Powder Addressed to 'Dancing with the Stars' Is Harmless

September 29, 2011 02:18:46 GMT


Another anthrax scare has hit CBS studios. On Wednesday, September 28, a suspicious white powder was found in a letter which is directed to "Dancing with the Stars". Richard French, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department, has confirmed that the letter was found at around 2 P.M. in a mailroom at CBS Television City.

The L.A. City Hazardous Materials team arrived on the scene about an hour later and tested the material before declaring it is a "non-harmful" substance, but it is still unclear what it is. French explained no one was exposed to the powder and no injury has been reported, adding that the envelope was not directed to a specific participant of "DWTS". Though so, TMZ reported that the letter was addressed to a specific individual - not an on-air personality, connected to the show.
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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Get Lovey-Dovey in Rooftop Photo Shoot

September 29, 2011 01:43:45 GMT


Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are expressing their love before the camera. Photographer Terry Richardson has just posted on his blog a series of photos that capture the "Horrible Bosses" and her boyfriend sharing some sweet as well as goofy moments on a rooftop somewhere in New York City.

Terry preceeded the posting of the four black-and-white pictures with a shot of the Big Apple which caption read, "New York Love Story". One of the photos features 42-year-old Jennifer smiling brightly to the camera while 40-year-old Justin lands a smooch on her cheek, another one sees pouting Jennifer and smiling Justin.
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Bieber to Release 'Mistletoe' on Nov. 1, Covers Lil Wayne's 'How to Love'

September 29, 2011 01:40:04 GMT


Justin Bieber has finally confirmed official title and release date for his upcoming holiday album. The Canadian pop sensation is going to call the new Christmas effort "Under the Mistletoe" and will release it in the United States on November 1.

"I'm so excited!!!! Can't wait till it is released and everyone can hear how amazing it is. $1 of every album sold goes to CHARITY!" he wrote on Twitter. "We are going to go full force with the promo for this album...buyouts&everything! I honestly think it's the best I've heard from the kid."
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First Trailer for 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'

September 29, 2011 01:38:31 GMT


The first trailer for "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" has arrived. Coming out via Apple, it gives a look at a strong relationship between a little boy and his beloved father who dies during the 9/11 attacks in 2001. The video also presents background music from U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name", that reflects the emotional feeling in the video.

Based on the novel of the same title by Jonathan Safran Foers, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" follows Oskar Schell, an ambitious young nine-year-old who scours New York City in search of a lock that a key his father left him will open. Oskar's father died in the 9/11 attacks and the boy was also said to be an amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player and pacifist at such a young age.
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Zooey Deschanel's 'New Girl' Gets Full Season Order


September 29, 2011 01:31:48 GMT


FOX has given a full TV season order for "New Girl" after broadcasting just two episodes of the new series. The network ordered additional 11 episodes of the Zooey Deschanel-starring comedy, bringing its season 1 order to 24 episodes and making it the first freshman which gets full season pickup this fall.

"We love the charming Zooey Deschanel and the entire cast, we're knocked out with the work that Liz Meriwether and the whole staff is doing and we are really psyched about the upcoming episodes in the pipeline," FOX president Kevin Reilly said on Wednesday, September 28. "It's great that audiences have responded so positively so far and we're confident that even more people will embrace the show - and more comedy on FOX - this season."
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Man Apologizes for Hurting Bristol Palin With His Sarah Comments

September 28, 2011 17:54:41 GMT


The man who went to Bristol Palin's face to diss her mother last week has come out with an apology. Caught on camera, Stephen Hanks called Sarah Palin "wh**e" and "the f**king devil" while Bristol was enjoying a mechanic bull ride.

Through his lawyer, Hanks said, "Having had an opportunity to view the camera footage of the incident this past Thursday at the Saddle Ranch Bar & Chop House in West Hollywood, and having reflected on the incident over the weekend, I have come to the conclusion that no matter what my feelings are towards Sarah Palin, I should not have expressed them towards her daughter, Bristol Palin."
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Tyrese Gibson Kicked Out of Radio Station for 'Disrespecting' Delaware


September 28, 2011 17:41:39 GMT


Tyrese Gibson was dishonorably removed from a radio station in Delaware on Tuesday, September 27 when he took a stand against liquor stores near elementary schools. The "Transformers" star was invited as a guest at WJKS KISS 101.7 and on the way to the station, he saw a liquor store operating near a school.

In his rant, Tyrese told the DJ, "Get them cats out of here ...selling alcohol right across from your kids school, homie - put the pressure on them homie ... you know how to put pressure on dudes selling in your hood." The show went to commercial and Tyrese was asked to leave the building.
 
 
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