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December 14, 2011

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Chris Pratt Might Hunt Down Osama Bin Laden in Katherine Bigelow's Movie

December 14, 2011 09:03:11 GMT


Chris Pratt might hunt down notorious terrorist Osama Bin Ladin in his next movie. Twitch reported that the "Moneyball" actor is in talks to tackle the lead role in director Kathryn Bigelow's yet-to-be titled true life action drama about the U.S.'s hunt of Bin Laden.

Previously, Joel Edgerton was eyed for the lead role before he turned down the offer due to scheduling conflict. Should Pratt sign to the project, he will join Jason Clarke who has been cast for an undisclosed role. A number of actors have also been rumored to be offered the supporting roles. They include Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce and Jennifer Ehle.
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'Pretty Little Liars' to Uncover the Identity of 'A' in This Season Finale

December 14, 2011 08:56:26 GMT


"Pretty Little Liars" will not let viewers wait too much longer to find out the person who has been threatening to reveal the Liars' secrets. Executive producer Marlene King promises that the identity of "A" will be revealed in the season 2 finale which will air on March 19, 2012.

"We're running on adrenaline to the finish line," so King tells Entertainment Weekly. "This finale is virgin territory in the sense that we are answering some ultra huge questions. We're giving the audience a lot to digest and talk about between seasons two and three."
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Nicole Scherzinger to Debut New Single on 'The X Factor'


December 14, 2011 08:25:36 GMT


Amidst controversy surrounding Rachel Crow's elimination from "The X Factor (US)" which landed Nicole Scherzinger in a hot water, it's announced that the female judge will showcase a brand new single on the talent show. She will perform the track this coming Thursday, December 13.

The upcoming performance from the former member of The Pussycat Dolls was confirmed on Twitter by Interscope Promotion. Through the same Twitter account, it's additionally revealed that the fresh song she is going to sing on the result show of the "X Factor" semi final is called "Pretty".
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Lady GaGa NOT Tapped to Play Amy Winehouse in Biopic

December 14, 2011 08:22:17 GMT


A few months after the death of Amy Winehouse, it has been rumored that a possible biopic for the late singer is underway with Lady GaGa taking on the lead role. However, the spinning report has now been slammed by Amy's father, Mitch Winehouse.

Taking to his Twitter account on Tuesday, December 13, Mitch shot down the rumor by writing, "I never said Lady GaGa will play Amy in film." He added, "Also Amy's room not a shrine. Wot a load of rubbish."
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Elizabeth Taylor's Legendary Jewels Set New Record for Single Collection at Auction

December 14, 2011 08:12:23 GMT


Elizabeth Taylor is breaking one record after another with her world-renowned jewels. Christie's was auctioning off the late Hollywood legend's jewelry on Tuesday, December 13, and by the end of it, her collection has broken the record for a single-owner jewelry collection and set new ones for pearls, colorless diamonds and Indian jewels, Reuters reported.

The sale of the 80 items from Liz's collection was estimated to raise about $20 millions, but in reality, it took in $116 millions since all of the jewels were sold many times their estimates. In fact, just halfway into the four-hour sale, it smashed the single collection record set in 1987 when the Duchess of Windsor's jewels sold for just over $50 millions.
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Video: Jon Stewart Takes on 'All-American Muslim' Boycott


December 14, 2011 07:58:18 GMT


Jon Stewart tried to make sense "All-American Muslim" boycott from the Florida Family Association, but ended up finding no reason to complain about the show. Expecting the TLC program to be about "jihadi propaganda", he dubbed it "the most boring reality show alive" featuring "Muslims living their lives like the rest of us f***ing idiots" when addressing the controversy on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart".

Stewart then played footage which features the Executive Director of FFA explaining the reason they boycott "All-American Muslim". After learning that the group opposes the show because it does not depict the images of violent fundamentalist Muslims, the Comedy Central host concluded, "This show is harmful education-wise to your belief structure."
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George Clooney to Support Marriage Equality With a Role in '8'

December 14, 2011 07:38:43 GMT


George Clooney shows his support to marriage equality by joining the cast of a stage play called "8". According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 50-year-old actor is set to star in the one-night-only show that will be held at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles on March 3, 2012.

The play itself follows "the historic federal court trial overtuning Proposition 8, the ballot measure that denied gay and lesbian Californians the right to marry." Serving as the helmer for the play is veteran actor/filmmaker Rob Reiner, while the script will be written by "J. Edgar" and "Milk" scribe Dustin Lance Black.
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Preview of Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating People' Interview With Simon Cowell


December 14, 2011 06:49:08 GMT


Barbara Walters has given a sneak peek to her interview with one of her ten Most Fascinating People of 2011. Co-hosting "The View" on Tuesday, December 13, the broadcast journalist debuted the preview that features her chat with Simon Cowell.

"He was talking to us about the daytime test," Walters shared to her "View" co-hosts and the audience. She further teased, "He was talking about Paula Abdul. It is good before but not so good afterward," before showing the clip.
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Meryl Streep Goes Conservative at 'Iron Lady' New York Premiere

December 14, 2011 06:45:45 GMT


Margaret Thatcher's biopic "The Iron Lady" has been premiered in New York City on Tuesday night, December 13. During the special screening that was held at the Ziegfeld Theater, lead actress Meryl Streep stole the spotlight as she hit the red carpet and posed for the photographers.

The two-time Oscar winner kept it simple, but elegant, by donning a long-sleeve blue top that she paired with a long black skirt. She finished off her conservative look with a miniaudiere, a big black belt, matching stockings and peep-toe heels.
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Attack on Gene Simmons' Website Gets Connecticut Man Two Federal Charges

December 14, 2011 06:39:26 GMT


An alleged member of the international hacker group Anonymous has found himself in hot water for a five-day period attack on Gene Simmons' website. Kevin George Poe of Manchester, Connecticut was arrested and slapped with two federal charges Tuesday, December 13, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles said.

The 24-year-old man was indicted in Los Angeles on two counts, one for conspiracy and the other for an unauthorized impairment of a protected computer. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison. He made his initial appearance in court in Hartford, Connecticut, and was released on $10,000 bond.
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Video: All-American Rejects Mash Up 'Gives You Hell' With Taylor Swift's 'Mean'

December 14, 2011 06:38:08 GMT


Footage from CMT Artist of the Year gala dinner, which was hosted by Rob Lowe, has been released. One of them features The All-American Rejects doing a special performance to salute one of the evening's honorees Taylor Swift. The band played a mash-up of their alternative rock song "Gives You Hell" and her anti-bullying country/pop track "Mean".

Before the event kicked off, frontman Tyson Ritter told reporters, "We definitely sort of took a country song and made it not anything like what it was." He added, "It's going to be a tribute to the fact that any song can stand in any genre, and we definitely brought it into ours. We're like the Osmonds, except we're the side that's a little more rock and roll."
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'The Artist' and 'Hugo' Lead Nominations of 2012 Critics' Choice Movie Awards

December 14, 2011 05:55:50 GMT


The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has, on Tuesday, December 13, announced nominations for the 17th Critics' Choice Movie Awards. Leading the pack were "The Artist" and "Hugo" with 11 noms each. Both high-profile movies must face off against one another to win the coveted Best Picture award. Their helmers, Michel Hazanavicius and Martin Scorsese, also compete for Best Director.

Trailing behind "Artist" and "Hugo" were drama movie "The Help" and action film "Drive" with eight noms apiece. Meanwhile, Alexander Payne's dramedy "The Descendants" and Steven Spielberg's drama "War Horse" followed close behind by collecting seven noms each.
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Rob Kardashian to Follow Khloe and Lamar Odom to Dallas

December 14, 2011 05:47:23 GMT


One more Kardashian will be moving to Texas because of Lamar Odom's recent NBA trade. At the Dallas Mavericks press day on Tuesday, December 13, Lamar told Us Weekly that Khloe Kardashian's younger brother Rob Kardashian will be joining them as they relocate to the Lone Star state.

"We'll have the whole family here," said the former Los Angeles Lakers forward, confirming that Khloe's assistant and friend, Malika Haqq, will also join them. He additionally noted that Rob and Malika will be in Texas in the next few weeks to film upcoming episodes of "Khloe & Lamar".
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Taylor Swift Accepts CMT 'Artist of the Year' Award With Gratitude

December 14, 2011 05:47:12 GMT


Receiving CMT Artist of the Year at such young age, 22-year-old Taylor Swift felt nothing but blessed. The "Speak Now" hitmaker graciously accepted the honor at a special gala in Nashville. Wearing a strapless red gown and lipstick with matching color, she was beaming when collecting the special prize from Faith Hill who called her a "hopeless romantic."

Humbled by the honor, Swift took time to thank fellow honorees Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley and Kenny Chesney when delivering her acceptance speech. She gave a shout-out to Aldean's adorable little girls, and recalled the experience of touring with Paisley as well as how thoughtful Chesney to always check in with her.
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John Rhode Is 'The Biggest Loser' Season 12 Winner

December 14, 2011 04:43:30 GMT


John Rhode is "The Biggest Loser: Battle of the Ages" champion. The 41-year-old special education teacher and football coach took home the $250,000 grand prize on the season 12 finale aired on Tuesday, December 13.

On the determining night, Rhode and the two finalists, Antone Davis and Ramon Medeiros, were weighed for the last time to determine the winner. Starting the show at 445 lbs, Rhode has lost 220 lbs which is 49.44% of initial weight.
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50 Cent Debuts New Video Amidst His Feud With Label Over Single Release

December 14, 2011 04:40:23 GMT


Amidst his frustration with his label Interscope, 50 Cent premieres a viral music video for "I Just Wanna", one of his songs from his newly-released mixtape "The Big 10". The G-Unit member, along with his homie Tony Yayo, enjoys the company of some fine-looking ladies in this clip.

Earlier in the day, Fiddy wrote, "Man interscope put out the single art saying its coming out on the 31st but its not coming out. I'm not putting my album out till we are all on the same page." He added, "These people are gonna make kill one of them. Now madonna's single is called GIRLS GONE WILD. This is some bull sh*t #SK."
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Joe Jonas Spotted Getting Flirty With Taller Brazilian Model


December 14, 2011 04:16:29 GMT


Joe Jonas seems to be enjoying his single life. The middle member of the Jonas Brothers was spotted flirting with a Brazilian model, who is said to be much taller than he is, while partying at Catch Roof restaurant in New York City on Saturday, December 10, Life & Style reported.

The model in question has been identified as Jessica Pott, and an eyewitness claimed that she has stolen Joe's attention from the beginning. "Joe and friends arrived at Catch around 1 A.M. and he was trying to lock eyes with Jessica from the moment he saw her," so dished the observer.
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Promo of 'Glee' January Return: Will Proposes to Emma, Sam Gets Slushied

December 14, 2011 04:10:18 GMT


Will Schuester is going to ask Emma Pillsbury's hand in marriage in an upcoming episode of "Glee". The Spanish teacher announces the big news to the New Directions kids, and Quinn expresses her faith that he will not screw things up this time. Dishing on the proposal scene, Matthew Morrison said that "it's the most spectacular proposal I've ever seen."

Revealing his own plan is Finn who tells Mr. Schuester his intention to join the army. Meanwhile, Sam signs up as a member of McKinley High's synchronized swim team. While he believes that it's cool, the Trouty Mouth possibly gets slushied for this.
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Angelina Jolie's 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' to Be Honored at PGA Awards

December 14, 2011 03:37:28 GMT


Angelina Jolie's directorial debut "In the Land of Blood and Honey" is set to receive its first award. On Tuesday, December 13, the Producer Guild of America announced that the film will be honored with the prestigious Stanley Kramer Award.

The trophy will be handed out to Jolie, along with her producer partners Graham King, Tim Moore and Tim Headington, during the 23rd Annual Producers Guild of America Awards ceremony on January 21, 2012. The event will take place at the Beverly Hilton, California.
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Miley Cyrus Responds to Boob Job Rumors, Insisting Hers Are Real


December 14, 2011 03:36:07 GMT


Miley Cyrus isn't staying quiet on recent speculations that she has gone under the knife for breast enhancement. Making use of her Twitter account, the "Can't Be Tamed" singer wrote, "Thank you for the compliment but these babies are all mine. I wish they'd realize you don't have to be fake to be beautiful!"

The 19-year-old songstress sparked boob job buzz after showing extreme cleavage when attending "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" on Sunday, December 11. Accompanied by boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, she hit the red carpet in a yellow neck-plunging dress by Roberto Cavalli.
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Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters and Blink-182 to Headline Bamboozle 2012

December 14, 2011 03:15:14 GMT


The headliners for the upcoming Bamboozle music festival, which will be held in spring 2012, have been officially announced. The organizers revealed on December 13 that they have recruited three established bands Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters and Blink-182 as the acts to do the honor in helping celebrate 10th anniversary of the annual music festivity.

When Bamboozle was first held in 2003, it took place at Asbury Park in New Jersey. Now in its 10th year, the gig will return to its original home for a three-day concert which will take place from May 18 - 20. This year will mark Blink's debut at the event, which featured breakout music acts like Paramore, My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy in the past years.
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Official: Christopher Meloni Lands Regular Role on 'True Blood'

December 14, 2011 03:06:36 GMT


Christopher Meloni is officially a new series regular on "True Blood". Confirming previous reports that the Elliot Stabler of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" was in talks to join the cast of the hit vampire-themed series, executive producer Alan Ball has told TVLine that the 50-year-old actor will play "an ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands."

The negotiations between Meloni and HBO started weeks ago. This role marks his return to the cable network after he played bisexual criminal Chris Keller on prison drama "Oz", which ran from 1998 to 2003.
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Scarlett Johansson: Snakes Make Matt Damon Cry Like a Baby


December 14, 2011 02:44:01 GMT


Scarlett Johansson isn't holding back in exposing Matt Damon's weakness. When attending the New York premiere of "We Bought a Zoo" last Monday, December 12 night, the 27-year-old beauty spilled the beans on her co-star's fear of snakes, revealing that he cried like a baby around them.

The actress, who takes on the role of Kelly Foster in the drama, was at the time asked about the scariest moment on the film. In her response, she admitted to PEOPLE that it "was watching Matt Damon cry like a baby and rock back and forth when the snakes were spread all over the set."
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First Official Images From 'Great Gatsby' Bring Back Classy '20s Era

December 14, 2011 02:40:57 GMT


Warner Bros. Pictures has unleashed first two official stills from Baz Luhrmann's high-profile drama "The Great Gatsby". One of the freshly released images shows the film's lead actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton hanging out in what looks like a classy vintage party.

In the image, all three male stars look sleek in their suits, while Mulligan brings in the glam with her '20s-style dress. Another photo, in the meantime, sees Mulligan resting her head on DiCaprio's chest. Wearing a bandana on her head, the actress closes her eyes as she seemingly seeks solace in his embrace.
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Video Premiere: Cher Lloyd's 'Dub on the Track'

December 14, 2011 02:40:02 GMT


Cher Lloyd premieres a music video for her third single "Dub on the Track". The British singer, who claimed her fame after participating on "The X Factor" U.K. version, keeps it simple in the clip. Wearing dark-colored outfit and bright lipstick, she sings her lyrics to the camera in a dim-lit den.

"Dub on the Track" is to follow up her Mike Posner-assisted single "With Ur Love". It features British underground artists Mic Righteous, Dot Rotten and Ghetts who all make cameo appearances in its newly-debuted music video.
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George Stephanopolous Replaces Christiane Amanpour as 'This Week' Anchor

December 14, 2011 02:30:07 GMT


George Stephanopolous is heading back to "This Week". The 50-year-old "Good Morning America" co-host is set to return to the ABC weekly program starting January 8, 2012, replacing Christiane Amanpour, while still co-hosting the weekday news and talk show.

Amanpour, who has hosted "This Week" since August 2010, quit the show to return as an international reporter for CNN, where she had worked for 27 years before. The role will allow the Board Member at the IWMF to appear as a "global affairs" anchor for ABC in the United States and as an anchor of weekday program for CNN International.
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Drake Announces 2012 Club Paradise Tour Dates

December 14, 2011 02:16:30 GMT


Drake is going full force to promote his sophomore set "Take Care" next year. The Canadian rapper has mapped out a lengthy tour which covers big cities across North America and some European countries. He is going to kick off the traveling show on Valentine's Day 2012 by rocking Bank United Center in Miami, Florida.

Returning to his roots, the rapper decided to make stops at colleges throughout North America instead of hitting bigger stadiums. "I fought for this tour, I fought really hard for this tour because, of course, they want me to go get the big bucks and cash out. But I was just like, I really made this album for the same people that supported me since day one," he once told MTV News.
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Tom Cruise Drives Girls Crazy in First 'Rock of Ages' Trailer

December 14, 2011 01:57:56 GMT


The first trailer for Adam Shankman's musical "Rock of Ages" has arrived. Making its way out via Apple, the sneak-peek video gives a look at the glory of the 80's glam rock. It centers on Julianne Hough's Sherrie and Diego Boneta's Drew, a couple who want to pursue their Hollywood dream. They are fascinated by Tom Cruise's Stacee Jaxx, a charismatic rock star who always drives young girls crazy.

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in Los Angeles' most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80s. Their rock 'n' roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more.
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Brooke Mueller Decides to Go With Long-Term, In-Patient Rehab

December 14, 2011 01:55:53 GMT


Brooke Mueller is seeking help in a treatment facility after all. After announcing the 34-year-old's decision to undergo an outpatient treatment on Monday, December 12, her representative came out with an update the next day, revealing that the ex-wife of Charlie Sheen has checked herself into rehab for a long-term, in-patient treatment.

"After further reflection and consideration, Brooke has decided to remove herself from the media spotlight and has entered a long-term inpatient treatment center where she can focus on her recovery without distraction," said Steve Honig in a statement released to the press. "She has already arrived at the facility and, out of respect for her privacy, no further information will be released about her treatment."
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Lindsay Lohan Cancels 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' Appearance After Missing Flight

December 14, 2011 01:31:07 GMT


Lindsay Lohan has bailed on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" appearance. The 25-year-old actress/singer had been booked to appear as a guest on Thursday, December 15, but had to miss the taping scheduled on Tuesday after missing a plane from Hawaii, where she was having a vacation, to Los Angeles.

Her representative Steve Honig explained, "Lindsay had a travel-related issue arise that took a few hours to sort out." He went on adding that the Rachel Wilcox of "Georgia Rule" offered to tape the interview with host Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday, "but the show was unable to shift things around, and tomorrow is their last day of taping for the season."
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Chord Overstreet Releases Official 'Beautiful Girl' Audio to Fight Song Leak

December 14, 2011 01:30:46 GMT


Chord Overstreet is quick to respond to the leak of his new solo song titled "Beautiful Girl". Just hours after the track come out, the Sam Evans of "Glee" reaches out to his Twitter followers to release an official audio stream of the never-before-heard song.

"Guess one of my songs leaked. Still working on the record, hope you guys like!" tweeted the son of country music musician Paul Overstreet. "Since it's already out there, check out 'beautiful girl'." The actor-turned-singer added, "I hope you like it. There's more to come..."
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Fantasia Barrino 'Blessed' to Have Given Birth to Healthy Baby Boy

December 14, 2011 01:07:26 GMT


Fantasia Barrino has got herself an early Christmas present. The R&B singer, who was the winner of "American Idol" season 3, gave birth to a baby boy named Dallas Xavier Barrino at Presbyterian Hospital in North Carolina on Tuesday, December 13, her representative confirmed.

Sharing her joy over the birth of her second child, the "I Believe" hitmaker told PEOPLE, "I feel so blessed that my son Dallas Xavier was born healthy, and is a wonderful new addition to our family." She went on to express gratitude for support she received throughout her pregnancy as saying, "I thank all my fans for their well wishes and continued support."
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'Two and a Half Men' Creator Chuck Lorre Still Dissing Charlie Sheen


December 13, 2011 17:55:01 GMT


"Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre is still talking about Charlie Sheen in a bad light. The head producer told TV Guide in its upcoming issue that the trouble Sheen created last year, forced the production to be temporarily shut down now and then.

"You can't do that much cocaine and work," Lorre said, adding, "I didn't want to be writing a sitcom while my friend died. Or worse, hurt someone else. We couldn't be complacent. There was a tragedy unfolding right in front of us. There was violence and blackouts. On a certain level, if you're looking the other way, you're responsible. It was falling apart. It was heartbreaking to be around here then."
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Miley Cyrus Accused of Surgically Enhancing Her Breasts


December 13, 2011 17:36:43 GMT


For showing extreme cleavage at Sunday's CNN's Heroes 2011 award, Miley Cyrus gets a bunch of reactions including the assumption that she went under the knife. Three so-called experts have been asked for their opinion on the authenticity of Miley's breasts.

The 19-year-old went to the red carpet event with boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, wearing a yellow neck-plunging dress by Roberto Cavalli. The busty appearance was topped off with platinum and diamond chandelier earrings and stacks of platinum bracelets by Neil Lane jewelry.
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Lauren Alaina to Ring in New Year on FOX

December 13, 2011 17:20:30 GMT


Lauren Alaina is set to ring in 2013, country-style. The "American Idol" runner-up has been booked to perform at a country-themed FOX telecast "American Country New Year's Eve Live", TV Line reported.

Featuring also Rodney Atkins, the program will start at 11:00 ET Live, focusing on festivities from the Las Vegas strip and New York City's Times Square. A spokesperson of FOX said that they will announce additional performers and a host.
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Actress Nikki Blonsky Proud of Working in a Beauty Parlor

December 13, 2011 17:04:03 GMT


Nikki Blonsky was photographed sweeping hair off the floor of a salon in Long Island and soon people assumed that she was out of job in Hollywood. The 23-year-old actress quickly tweeted a defensive explanation of why she ends up in a beauty parlor instead of a movie set.

"Its true. I'm working at Superstar Salon as a makeup artist and more. I'm proud to be working and helping pay bills but I'll NEVER lose sight of my dreams," Blonsky tweeted. She added, "Just cause Im part time workin doesnt mean Im gonna give up on my dreams n dont give up on urs I might book something big soon keep positive."
 
 
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