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October 19, 2011

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Rihanna and David LaChapelle Settle Video Lawsuit

October 19, 2011 15:55:05 GMT


All is settled now between singer Rihanna and photographer David LaChapelle who were tangled in a lawsuit about her "S&M" video. LaChapelle asked for $1 million in damages but the final amount paid is not disclosed, NY Post reported. "David is happy with the settlement," the shutterbug's publicist said.

LaChapelle sued Rihanna for copying his provocative pictures in the raunchy scenes of her video. In the lawsuit, he claimed that the video copied his poses, lighting, wardrobe and props. The "pink room scene" in particular is similar to his "Striped Face" photograph.
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Mariska Hargitay Welcomes Another Kid in Her Family

October 19, 2011 15:29:49 GMT


Mariska Hargitay has adopted a baby boy just six months after adopting daughter Amaya Josephine. The "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress and her husband, Peter Hermann, name the new addition Andrew Nicolas.

Andrew was born in the United States over the summer about three months early. "He was a preemie," an insider told Us magazine. "He and Amaya are just a few months apart."
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Obamas Not Playing 'The Kardashians' on Their TV

October 19, 2011 15:12:20 GMT


One TV show that would not be seen at the White House is "Keeping Up with the Kardashians". Michelle Obama reveals the first family's television watching habits, saying her husband doesn't like it when their daughters watch the reality show.

"Barack really thinks some of the Kardashians - when they watch that stuff - he doesn't like that as much," she told iVillage. But she is more lenient to what programs that Malia and Sasha will watch. "But I sort of feel like if we're talking about it, and I'm more concerned with how they take it in - what did you learn when you watched that. And if they're learning the right lessons, like, that was crazy, then I'm like, okay," she said.
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River Phoenix's Last Movie Before Death to Be Released

October 19, 2011 14:57:45 GMT


River Phoenix's last movie "Dark Blood" will finally be seen on theaters. Dutch director George Sluizer has announced that the 1993 drama that Phoenix was shooting when he died of a heart attack, will be finished for a release next year.

Phoenix died of an apparent drug overdose on Halloween night outside Viper Room in Los Angeles. Sluizer immediately took the original "Dark Blood" footage and kept it hidden, fearing that it would be destroyed. The material will now be re-edited, using voice-over which could be done by Phoenix's brother Joaquin Phoenix. "The voices of both brothers are very much alike," the director told THR.
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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's Talent Show Picked Up

October 19, 2011 14:24:58 GMT


"Q'Viva: The Chosen", talent competition by former husband and wife, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, "American Idol" showrunner Simon Fuller and show director Jamie King, has been given a green light. Project is currently being filmed in English, Spanish and Portuguese, but will air as one-hour weekly episodes in Spanish in the U.S.

"Q'Viva! The Chosen will be a spectacular showcase of Latin music and performance arts," said co-producer Simon Fuller. "We are bringing together all the most powerful brands and networks throughout the Americas to broadcast Q'Viva! The Chosen in a unique collaboration where each country will programme the show simultaneously. It will be a powerful statement confirming the growing importance of Latin culture."
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'Punk'd' Victim Lauren Conrad Gets Set Up in Fake Rescue Effort

October 19, 2011 09:14:10 GMT


Lauren Conrad has become the latest victim of revived prank show "Punk'd". The 25-year-old reality star was leaving King's Road Cafe in Los Angeles after a lunch with a female friend a few days ago when she was led into thinking that a woman was stuck in the trash compactor of a passing garbage truck.

Looking genuinely worried, the former star of MTV's "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" helped alert the truck driver to stop. Donning a white tank top paired with long skirt, the author of "L.A. Candy" trilogy even gave a hand on the fake rescue effort where people unloaded bags of recycling from the vehicle.
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Selena Gomez to Be a 'Hot Mess' in Dave Meyers' New Movie


October 19, 2011 08:58:18 GMT


Selena Gomez is close to land a new movie project amid her recent death threat issue. The Disney darling is in negotiation to star in a forthcoming comedy film called "Hot Mess", which will be directed by Dave Meyers.

According to Deadline, the story of the upcoming movie project follows four girls who are desperately trying to avoid becoming the hot messes they are destined to be. The screenplay is written by Jenni Ross. Words are, many young starlets are racing to win the roles for the other three girls.
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Reese Witherspoon: Jennifer Aniston and I Make Out on Saturdays

October 19, 2011 08:52:01 GMT


Reese Witherspoon has joked about how close she is to another Hollywood beauty Jennifer Aniston. On Monday, October 17, the "Water for Elephants" actress presented an award to the former "Friends" star at ELLE's 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute, and gushed about their "make out" session.

"There are not that many people actually who have this incredible combination of sex appeal and complete lovability," the 35-year-old said of Jennifer. "You just want to get your nails done with her and you want to make out with her - at least I do. And that's what we do sometimes on Saturdays. First we get our nails done - so cute! - and then we make out. It's totally awesome."
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New Action-Packed Trailer for 'Sherlock Holmes 2' Unleashed

October 19, 2011 08:41:41 GMT


A brand new trailer for "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" has landed online. Making its way out via Apple, the two-and-a-half-minute promo video follows Holmes and his comrade John Watson while they take on "the most important case" in Holmes' career. The new trailer sees more battle scenes in the woods, train and city than the first trailer. It also shows a funny moment where Holmes thoughtlessly throws Watson's wife out of a moving train.

"Sherlock Holmes 2" centers on the fabled quirky-mannered detective as he continues his pursuit of Professor Moriarty, whom he suspects to be the world's number one supervillain. In his attempt to solve the case, he is supported by his long trusted partner Dr. Watson, and gets help from his older brother Mycroft Holmes and a gypsy woman named Sim.
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The Ting Tings Debut 'Hang It Up' Music Video

October 19, 2011 08:30:13 GMT


Roughly a year after releasing a single called "Hands" and three years after dropping their debut album titled "We Started Nothing", The Ting Tings come back with a fresh material called "Hang It Up". They support it by premiering an accompanying music video directed by Dan Gable.

Duo Katie White and Jules De Martino are playing around in a skate park. Instead of joining the kids who enjoy skateboarding, the British group grab their musical instruments and provide anthem of the day through snappy drums and electric guitar riff.
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'Jersey Shore' Season Finale Sneak Peek: The Situation Bids Goodbye to Snooki

October 19, 2011 08:15:51 GMT


The Situation gives the scare that he would quit "Jersey Shore" in the fourth season finale. In a sneak peek to the upcoming episode, the 29-year-old whose real name is Michael Sorrentino tells Snooki that he will not join his cast mates in Seaside Heights while they are getting ready to leave Italy.

Snooki refuses to believe him, leading The Situation to open up about the reasons he decides to depart the reality series. The guido argues that rising tensions between him and the rest of the housemates are too much for him and he has had enough of the dramas.
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Jonah Hill's Traveling Schedule Blamed for Split From Girlfriend

October 19, 2011 08:03:32 GMT


Jonah Hill might have gone back to the single market. According to Us Weekly, the actor who starred opposite Brad Pitt in "Moneyball" has called it quits with his longtime girlfriend, Jordan Klein, and traveling is said to likely be the reason why the couple ended their romance.

"Jordan always seemed really happy and in love. I never heard a single complaint about their relationship," so said a source before saying, "It was probably traveling." The source further explained, "She would always go where he was. Now that she has a stable job, she can't just pick up and leave."
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Mandy Moore-Starring Comedy Lands on ABC

October 19, 2011 07:26:01 GMT


Mandy Moore has landed her first regular TV role. The singer-turned-actress is set to star on a single-camera comedy which was recently nabbed by ABC with a put pilot commitment after a competitive bidding with two other networks.

The family comedy explores the inherent conflict that exists between the families we grow up in and the families we make. The story will be told from the perspective of a young, newlywed couple, Annie (Moore's character) and Ben.
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Lil Wayne Has Huge Faith in Drake Despite Criticism Over 'Take Care'

October 19, 2011 07:22:36 GMT


Lil Wayne is adamant Drake's second studio album "Take Care" will be a huge success. Although the rap mogul hasn't had a chance to listen to all of the songs in the effort, he has already been impressed with what he has heard so far.

"I actually haven't got a chance to listen to all of it, but I heard a few songs," the rapper tells MTV on the set of Birdman's "Y.U. Mad" music video. "I can tell, you know, I don't know nothing else out there that can touch it, including my stuff. That kid is on another planet."
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Milla Jovovich Teases First Look at Ada Wong in 'Resident Evil 5'


October 19, 2011 07:18:47 GMT


Milla Jovovich keeps sharing more details about "Resident Evil: Retribution". After unveiling some plots and posting some set footage of the video game-adapted movie, the Ukrainian actress teased a first look at Ada Wong character, which is played by Li Bingbing.

On Tuesday, October 18, Jovovich posted a close-up photo of Bingbing on her Twitter account. Along with the image, she wrote, "Ok, so this is SO SNEAKY!! I can't show a pic of Bingbing in costume, but here's a pic w the Ada haircut! Shhhh! Don't tell any1!!"
News > Celebrity Gossip

January Jones and Her Baby Get Entangled in Ashton Kutcher Scandal


October 19, 2011 06:54:32 GMT


Ever since she announced her pregnancy in April, January Jones remains tight-lipped about the identity of her baby's father. A recent blind item run by BlindGossip, however, suggested that Ashton Kutcher, the "Mad Men" actress' ex-boyfriend who recently deals with cheating rumors, might be the mystery man.

"This married actor had a one-night stand with one of his exes, who is an actress in an acclaimed television show," read the blind item. "She wound up pregnant. The actor's wife found out about the baby, and, to no one's surprise, went completely ballistic. Both the actor and his wife tried every tactic (money, lawyers, threats to ruin her career) to convince the ex to terminate the pregnancy."
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Video Premiere: Kelly Rowland's 'Down for Whatever'

October 19, 2011 06:50:20 GMT


Just a few days after debuting her steamy "Lay It on Me" music video which features Big Sean, Kelly Rowland drops another clip. This time around, the ex member of Destiny's Child releases the video to support her Euro-dance single "Down for Whatever".

The concept for both videos is similar. The former bandmate of Beyonce Knowles strips to various skimpy outfits like what she did in the "Lay It on Me" clip. She then teases the camera with her sexy dancing, while two hunky guys occasionally appear alongside her on the dance floor.
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'Glades' Renewed for Season 3, 'How to Be a Gentleman' Taken Off the Air

October 19, 2011 06:34:25 GMT


"The Glades" has been renewed for a third season. A&E gives the new season order a month after the show wrapped its sophomore season with 3.9 million viewers in average (1.6 million in 18-49 demo).

Season 3 of the Matt Passmore-starring crime series is expected to return in summer 2012. It joins two other original series, returning "Breakout Kings" and freshman "Longmire", which have been lined up by the cable network for next year.
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T.I. Reveals Potential Titles for His Post-Prison Album

October 19, 2011 06:12:26 GMT


T.I. is back to studio in no time after he's released from prison. Beside doing a remix for a number of songs including Ke$ha's "Sleazy", the Atlanta rapper is also crafting his own new studio effort, and already he has mulled over ideas for a possible title that suits the upcoming CD.

"Kill the King," T.I. reveals to Rolling Stone. "Because in all that I've gone through I've observed how people respond to my circumstances, and I always wonder 'Why y'all coming at me like this?' But I thought, 'How do you expect them to act?' Life is a game of chess and the object is to kill the king. If you anoint yourself king, you have made yourself a target."
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Jason Statham Denies Replacing Shia LaBeouf in Next 'Transformers' Films


October 19, 2011 05:52:34 GMT


After Shia LaBeouf said on several different occasions that he will not return for the next "Transformers" movies, rumors ran wild that Jason Statham was eyed to replace the Sam Witwicky depicterr. However, the 44-year-old actor whose girlfriend Rosie Huntington-Whiteley replaced Megan Fox in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" has personally slammed the swirling speculations.

The "Killer Elite" thesp told MTV that he didn't even know he's been rumored to be cast in the autobot-war film franchise. "You know, I don't know how those things start. You read them. Someone told me about it. [But] the internet is a dangerous place," he said. "There's a lot of stuff out there."
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Mug Shot of Selena Gomez's Alleged Stalker Emerges


October 19, 2011 05:40:42 GMT


A look at the man who made death threats against Selena Gomez's has been unleashed. Shortly after it was reported that the "Who Says" singer received a restraining order against Thomas Brodnicki, Entertainment Tonight brought forth a mug shot of the 46-year-old that was taken from an arrest in 2008 in Illinois.

19-year-old Selena filed for and won a restraining order against Thomas after he told his psychiatrist he was going to kill her. The restraining order states that the man, who has a criminal history of stalking, has to stay 100 yards from the former "Wizards of Waverly Place" star at all times. It also protects the songstress' mother, step-father and assistant.
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'X Factor' Last-Minute Twist Reveals the 17th Finalist


October 19, 2011 04:59:45 GMT


The outcome of "The X Factor (US)" judges' houses stage has been announced on Tuesday, October 18. While the show was initially expected to trim the 32 contestants to 16 before the live shows, an extra singer is added to the pile in a last-minute twist.

Melanie Amaro, who was in "Girls" category, was initially rejected by her mentor Simon Cowell. The judge, however, later visited her home in Florida to ask her back in the competition after getting approval from the other judges.
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Karina Smirnoff Explains Why She Pushes Back Wedding to Brad Penny

October 19, 2011 04:46:27 GMT


There is no trouble in paradise for Karina Smirnoff and fiance Brad Penny. Shortly after words came out that she has postponed her January wedding, the professional ballroom dancer revealed the real reason behind her decision, explaining that "Dancing With the Stars" was a huge factor.

When met after the show on Monday, October 17 night, the 33-year-old told PEOPLE that her work with celebrity partner J.R. Martinez has left her with no time to plan for the wedding. "There's absolutely no time," she said, before stressing, "I want to enjoy this and I want to enjoy planning the wedding and doing it together is just really hard."
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World Premiere of Charice's 'Louder' Music Video


October 19, 2011 04:45:27 GMT


Charice shrugs off her haters and busts a move in a music video for her latest single "Louder". The Filipino singing sensation dances to an energetic routine choreographed by Gil Duldulao who created a number for Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson and Christina Aguilera among others.

"I really love to dance and the song is really an inspirational song," she said before adding, "I can totally dedicate that to all the haters out there. You know, like, 'I don't need you. I don't need no shoulder, you know? I'm gonna be a soldier. No one can bring me down. I'm just gonna do this and be brave'."
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Teaser for 'Harry Potter' Documentary Shows the Cast's Farewell to Hogwarts

October 19, 2011 04:32:21 GMT


Harry Potter has bid goodbye to his wizard school last summer and the emotional moment is captured in a documentary called "When Harry Left Hogwarts" which teaser has landed online. Documented by Morgan Matthew, the video features the making of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" and "Part II" and plenty of behind-the-scene moments from the set of the famous film franchise.

The teaser is filled with various testimonies from the "Harry Potter" cast members. In addition to showing the filming process, the video sees a farewell party for the cast and crew of the film series. At one point, Emma Watson is seen crying when she signs an autograph for a Potter fan and saying that she can't believe the film series is already wrapped.
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Ke$ha, Adele and Sting Lined Up for Bob Dylan All-Star Tribute Album


October 19, 2011 03:59:00 GMT


In an effort to salute Bob Dylan over his contribution to music throughout these years, an all-star tribute album is being planned. Electropop artist Ke$ha, British singing sensation Adele, and music vet Sting have been tapped to do the honor.

The CD is titled "Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International", and is expected to be released in the U.K. on November 21 and Stateside on the following day. Proceeds from the album will benefit the human rights group.
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'Breaking Dawn I' New Stills See Jacob Ready to Unleash Fury and More

October 19, 2011 03:31:27 GMT


With "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I" being a month away from hitting U.S. theaters, Summit Entertainment unleashes a bunch of new stills from the highly anticipated movie. One of the photos gives a fresh look at Jacob Black looking emotional with Edward and his parents standing in the background.

The other images present more of Edward and Bella during their honeymoon. In one picture, Edward is seen carrying his leading lady in his arms, while in another, the two share a smile on the streets. There is also a snap of the Cullens at the couple's wedding and a capture of Emmett carrying a huge tree trunk on his shoulder.
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Bill Clinton Has the Last Laugh in New Funny or Die Video


October 19, 2011 03:28:41 GMT


Bill Clinton is showing off his fun side. The former U.S. president joins a handful of Hollywood A-listers in poking fun at his charitable foundation by appearing in a new Funny or Die video that was first shown at the Decade of Difference concert benefiting the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation on Saturday, October 15 night.

Posted online on Tuesday, October 18, the five-minute long sketch sees Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Matt Damon, Sean Penn, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and Jack Black making up the Clinton Foundation's Celebrity Division. All of them get together to come up with creative new initiatives.
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'Celebrity Apprentice' Begins Filming Season 5, Full Cast Leaked

October 19, 2011 03:27:30 GMT


The cameras have begun rolling for "The Celebrity Apprentice" season 5. On Tuesday, October 18, the women's team hit New York's West 52nd Street to sell sandwiches during a lunchtime charity challenge.

Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza and actress/model Cheryl Tiegs reportedly took the duty to hand out flyers to passerby. Comedian Lisa Lampanelli and 1980s pop singer Debbie Gibson served the sandwiches behind the counter, while model Tia Carrere was dealing with the cash register.
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Nicole Scherzinger's 'Try With Me' Music Video Gets Premiered

October 19, 2011 03:05:14 GMT


Nicole Scherzinger is romping around a breathtaking Xilitla rainforest in a rural Mexican village. The former member of The Pussycat Dolls looks serene as she blends in with the nature. At one point, she is seen playing a mossy grand piano with a beautiful view of waterfall on the background.

"Try With Me" is released as a lead single from the re-release of Nicole's first solo album "Killer Love". Its music video comes from direction hands of Aaron Platt and Joseph Toman, and was filmed in between her tight schedule as a female judge in "The X Factor (US)".
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'DWTS' Result: Carson Kressley Voted Off, to Cheer for Other Contestants

October 19, 2011 02:35:39 GMT


"Dancing with the Stars" will not see Carson Kressley's fun and entertaining performance again next week. Having stayed on the show for five weeks despite his messy technique, the fashion expert was finally voted off on Tuesday, October 18 after receiving the lowest score from judges two weeks in a row.

"I've got to say thank you to everyone involved in 'Dancing With the Stars'... To Anna [Trebunskaya] who has been the most amazing, patient, kind, wonderful partner to my cast mates to the judges... to my fans... This has been pure joy for me and, um, I just, you know, hope I can make people smile and laugh and have a great time," Carson said upon learning his fate, promising to come back to give support to the other remaining contestants.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Photo of Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's Twins on '20/20' Unveiled


October 19, 2011 02:24:05 GMT


Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are close to introducing their 6-month-old twins to the world. Just days before the powerhouse couple let the world see the faces of Moroccan and Monroe during an interview with Barbara Walters on "20/20" that airs this coming Friday, October 21, ABC unleashed a photo from the babies' debut.

The picture doesn't show the twins' faces yet, but it does capture their style. Being held by each of their parents, Monroe is dressed in a puffy white dress and Moroccan is sporting a suave camel-colored blazer. In addition to the image, a preview video was also shared, teasing the moment when Mariah serenades her son.
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Eminem, Lil Wayne and Keith Richards Are GQ's Gods of Rock

October 19, 2011 02:22:41 GMT


Despite their rap/hip-hop genre of music, Eminem and Lil Wayne are honored with the title of Gods of Rock by GQ Magazine. The two heavyweight rappers join The Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards, and together, the three of them grace the cover of the publication's latest issue.

The title itself is more than just looking at their genre of music. It's a special tribute to those artists who have survived through drug addictions, legal woes and other personal tribulations. Also highlighted in the feature are Erykah Badu, Metallica, TV on the Radio, Jack White, and Outkast's Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000) and Big Boi.
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Confirmed, Anne Hathaway Cast as Fantine in 'Les Miserables'


October 19, 2011 01:42:13 GMT


Anne Hathaway is officially tapped to star in "Les Miserables". The actress, who will appear as Catwoman in highly anticipated superhero film "The Dark Knight Rises", has nabbed the coveted role of Fantine, a Parisian grisette who is abandoned with a small child by her lover Felix Tholomyes.

Rumors that Hathaway will join the Broadway adaptation first emerged in August. She was reportedly recommended by Hugh Jackman, who was at that time had already been cast to play leading man Jean Valjean. Another actor who has been lined up for the musical film is Russell Crowe who will portray Javert, a fanatic police inspector.
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Chord Overstreet in Final Talks to Return to 'Glee' on Recurring Basis

October 19, 2011 01:31:13 GMT


After bidding goodbye to gleeks last summer, Chord Overstreet is likely to return to "Glee". Sources have confirmed that the 22-year-old actor/singer is finalizing his deal to reprise his role as Sam Evans on a recurring basis.

"We missed Chord and Chord missed us. It's a win-win," one insider told TVLine which first reported the news. It is said that "The Hole" star might be seen as early as this season's eighth episode which is currently scheduled to air in December.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Soulja Boy Arrested on Drug and Weapons Charges, Released on Bond

October 19, 2011 01:28:12 GMT


Soulja Boy has got himself in a sticky situation. The 21-year-old rapper, whose real name is DeAndre Way, was arrested early Tuesday, October 18 morning in Temple, Georgia after police found a "substantial amount" of marijuana, cash and handguns inside the car he was riding with 4 others during a routine traffic stop.

The "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" rapper and his crew were stopped for a routine traffic violation at 2:30 A.M. when traveling in a Cadillac Escalade on Interstate 20 about 50 miles west of Atlanta, Temple Police spokeswoman Dana Rampy said. When the police searched the SUV, they discovered the weed, cash and firearms.
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Bieber Premieres 'Mistletoe' Video, to Ring in New Year's Eve With Lady GaGa

October 19, 2011 01:10:24 GMT


One day after releasing his new Christmas single "Mistletoe", Justin Bieber unveils its accompanying music video. The Canadian singing sensation is seen spending the holiday with the girl of his dreams, buying her gift and taking her to a romantic date every girl could have ever hoped for.

Around the same time, it's announced that Bieber is going to celebrate the arrival of 2012 at "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest". It means that the teen singer is going to join Lady GaGa who has already been tapped as a musical guest for the upcoming show.
 
 
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