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January 18, 2012

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LL Cool J Officially Tapped to Host 2012 Grammy Awards

January 18, 2012 16:30:29 GMT


LL Cool J was a big part of Grammy nominations concert in November last year, not only being the host, but also the performer and producer. It has just been announced that the rapper is slated to play the role of host again, but this time on the big show which takes place February 12 in Los Angeles.

"I'm thrilled to be part of Music's Biggest Night," LL said in a statement. "I will always have fond memories of my first Grammys Awards and to now be hosting the Grammy show, in the company of so many other incredible artists, is a dream come true. Great performances and great music - it's gonna be a great night!"
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Funny or Die Spoofs 'Rugrats' in Disturbing Red Band Trailer

January 18, 2012 09:14:10 GMT


Funny or Die has poked fun at "Rugrats" by releasing a faux red band trailer of a live-action take on the Nickelodeon animation. Instead of showing the loveable toddlers in hilarious scenes, the video features the characters in a quite disturbing way.

In it, Angelica Pickles is seen murdering her grandpa by striking his head with a baby bottle. She then forces the rest of the toddlers to keep it secret by intimidating and manipulating them. At some points, she is also seen threatening orange-haired Chuckie Finster.
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Photo: Castle and Beckett Get Intimate in Classic Set

January 18, 2012 09:13:52 GMT


"Castle" will go back to the 1940s for an upcoming episode. In a picture from the February 6 outing, the title character and his partner Beckett are clad in vintage outfits while he holds her close to him.

In the said episode, "Castle comes across a diary that links the events of a murder back to 1947," executive producer Andrew Marlowe said. "As he reads, he pictures himself as a '40s P.I. and Stana [Katic] as a gangster's moll who owns a nightclub. Our fans will fall in love with Stana all over again."
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'Grey's Anatomy' Star Jessica Capshaw Is Pregnant With Third Child

January 18, 2012 09:07:28 GMT


"Grey's Anatomy" actress Jessica Capshaw has announced on Twitter that she's expecting her third child with husband Christopher Gavigan. She wrote on January 17, "It is with profound happiness and sheer delight that @Christopher_Gav and I can say that another sweet Gavigan baby is on the way!"

A few hours after sharing the happy news, the Dr. Arizona Robbins of the Ellen Pompeo-starring TV series posted another tweet to thank her followers for their congratulatory greetings. "Thank you all for your beautiful words and wishes for all of us. It's overwhelming to me how wonderful you all are!" so the 35-year-old actress wrote.
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Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Treat Daughter to Toy Story-Themed Birthday Party

January 18, 2012 08:56:08 GMT


Nicole Richie and Joel Madden celebrated the 4th birthday of their first daughter on Monday, January 16, and details of the bash are spilling out. The Toy Story-themed party took place at The COOP playspace in Studio City, California five days from Harlow's actual birth date, reported Us Weekly.

Around 35 kids joined Harlow, who was seen eating pizza, juice and a sugar-free Cake Diva confection, at the bash which was made merry by a visit from Woody, Jessie and Buzz, the characters from the Pixar film. Gavin Rossdale, Sara Gilbert, Rachel Zoe and Tobey Maguire's wife, Jen Meyer, also brought along their children.
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'CSI: NY' Gets 'Detroit 1-8-7' Alumna as Mac's New Love Interest

January 18, 2012 08:31:48 GMT


Mac Taylor is ready to enter the dating zone in upcoming episodes of "CSI: NY". Megan Dodds has been booked to appear in five episodes of the CBS crime drama series as a major love interest for Gary Sinise's detective character. She will first appear in the twelfth episode of the currently airing season 8.

The Jess Harkins of "Detroit 1-8-7" is set to tackle the role of Christine. She and Mac met when the latter first moved to New York and decided to join the police department. Executive producer Zach Reiter revealed, "Mac was in the police academy with Christine's brother. So there's a familiarity and an association from way back when."
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Video: Adam Lambert Showcases 'Better Than I Know Myself' Live


January 18, 2012 08:24:54 GMT


Adam Lambert has showcased his brand new single "Better Than I Know Myself" live for the very first time. The runner-up of "American Idol" season 8 debuted the song when visiting "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" for an episode that aired January 17.

Beside debuting the song, Lambert also used the opportunity to show off his new look. The "Whataya Want From Me" hitmaker, who's famous for his glam rock look, appeared on stage wearing light makeup. He additionally looked dapper in a tux and button-up shirt minus a tie.
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'Gossip Girl' Star Aaron Tveit Cast as Rebellion Leader Enjolras in 'Les Miserables'

January 18, 2012 08:09:22 GMT


"Les Miserables" has added more actor in its cast ensemble. After Amanda Seyfried is confirmed to play Fantine's daughter Cosette, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that "Gossip Girl" star Aaron Tveit is now cast as Enjolras.

Tveit, who is known for playing Trip van der Bilt on the CW hit series, has been tapped to play the leader of a student rebellion movement on the streets of Paris. He is also the one who orders the execution of Russell Crowe's Inspector Javert.
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Miley Cyrus Reveals Liam Hemworth's 22nd Birthday Gift Is Rescue Dog

January 18, 2012 07:43:04 GMT


Miley Cyrus didn't go to a breeder or a pet store to get Liam Hemsworth his 22nd birthday gift. On Tuesday, January 17, the 19-year-old songstress made use of her Twitter account to reveal that Ziggy, the brown and white puppy she gave her boyfriend, is actually a rescue dog.

The former "Hannah Montana" star shared the fact with her more than 4 millions followers when urging them to adopt a dog from a shelter. "If you live in LA & looking to rescue an adorable pup like Ziggy let me know!" so she wrote. "I have an amazing rescue! So many pups in need of a mommy!"
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'White Collar' 3.12: Neal's Fate to Be Determined by One Decision

January 18, 2012 07:42:15 GMT


"White Collar" midseason premiere on January 17 opened a chance for Neal to have his anklet removed soon. In next week's episode, the con artist may get the answer on whether or not he will be declared a free man again because a decision that could seal his fate will be made.

In the meantime, Neal and Peter have to deal with another fraud case. In order to investigate stolen scholarships funds, Neal will go undercover as a substitute teacher. Dylan Baker will guest star as Andy Woods, a ruthless financier who is suspected of embezzling from his daughter's elite private school.
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International Trailer for 'American Reunion' Has More Nudity

January 18, 2012 07:19:57 GMT


An international trailer for "American Reunion" has been unleashed. Coming out via MSN, the sneak peek offers a look at some new hilarious scenes, including the ones that see Seann William Scott's Steve Stifler stealing bras and teasing topless girls at a beach and pooping on an icebox. It also features a scene where Jason Bigg's Jim gets pantless in the kitchen when two women suddenly break in.

The gang from the "American Pie" film series are returning to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn't and that time and distance can't break the bonds of friendship.
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'The X Factor' Third-Place Finisher Chris Rene Signed to Epic

January 18, 2012 06:59:14 GMT


Santa Cruz-born Chris Rene, who finished third on the first season of "The X Factor (US)", has found a home to release his debut album. The "Young Homie" singer has just inked a deal with Epic Records, so it's confirmed by EW.

"I've dreamt about this moment my whole life," Rene said. "And now it's here. Working with L.A. Reid - 'Big Homie' - is a dream come true." He continued to praise the label boss, who mentored him during the bootcamp, "He's a great man."
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Michelle Williams Likes Imagining Herself End Up Together With Heath Ledger

January 18, 2012 06:47:28 GMT


It has been nearly four years since Heath Ledger died of accidental overdose, but Michelle Williams still likes to think they would eventually find their way back to each other. The Golden Globe winner shared her thought on the matter in an interview for the February issue of GQ magazine.

Asked if she ever imagined they would somehow end up together, the "My Week with Marilyn" actress said, "That would make me way too sad to answer." As tears formed in her eyes, she explained, "I said it would make me too sad to answer but it's also...one of my favorite things to imagine." She added, "It's actually one of my favorite places to visit."
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'Glee' Finds Rachel's Gay Dads in Jeff Goldblum and Brian Stokes Mitchell

January 18, 2012 06:23:28 GMT


Jeff Goldblum and Brian Stokes Mitchell have landed a role on "Glee". The two actors have been tapped to portray Rachel's gay fathers, Hiram and LeRoy Berry, who have been mentioned several times on the show but never appeared on the screen.

Goldblum and Mitchell will first appear in a Valentine's Day episode titled "Heart", which is scheduled to air on February 14, TVLine reports. Playing the adoptive parents of diva-wanna-be Rachel, they will reportedly show their vocal chords on the popular musical series.
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Video Premiere: B.o.B's 'How Bout Dat'

January 18, 2012 06:20:20 GMT


B.o.B has debuted a music video in support of his mixtape track called "How Bout Dat". Flanked by Future and Trae the Truth, the Atlanta rapper takes his minions to enjoy a boozy night out with scantily-clad dancers at a strip club.

"How Bout Dat" is taken from B.o.B's street album "E.P.I.C. (Every Play Is Crucial)". The mixtape was released as a pre-cursor for his upcoming second studio album "Strange Clouds", which is due in the United States on March 13.
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'Glee' Star Chris Colfer Reveals He Has New Big Screen Project

January 18, 2012 06:15:55 GMT


Chris Colfer looks forward to expanding his big-screen venture with another movie project. After wrapping his film debut "Struck by Lightning", the "Glee" actor, who is best known for his portrayal of Kurt Hummel, revealed that he has written a script for his second feature film.

The 21-year-old actor, who will appear as a "supporting character", refused to share details of the new project, but did spill to E! News that he "actually had to do research on this one." He explained, "I couldn't just pull it out of my a**. I had to do a lot of research." He added that he has a director and producers "attached."
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Lindsay Lohan on Track to End Probation in March With Second Glowing Report


January 18, 2012 04:48:06 GMT


Lindsay Lohan is stepping closer to putting her legal trouble behind. The April Booth of "Machete" appeared before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner on Tuesday, January 17 for her latest probation hearing, and was told if she continues to fulfill her court-ordered obligations, she could end her probation in March.

During the hearing, Judge Sautner told LiLo, "Just keep doing what you're doing, you appear to be doing it well. The probation officer has written a favorable report, as has the volunteer center." She noted that the 25-year-old actress had completed 12 days of required community service at the morgue, 4 mandatory psychotherapy sessions and meeting with her probation officer.
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'Bachelor' Host Defends Shawntel's Return, Teases a Heated Rivalry in Next Episode


January 18, 2012 04:38:34 GMT


When Shawntel Newton unexpectedly showed up on "The Bachelor" this week, some of the girls who have been competing for Ben Flajnik's heart since day one deemed the situation "unfair". Chris Harrison, however, didn't think so since he believes that the contestant from the Brad Womack season has the right to get another shot at love.

"I still think that Shawntel had every right to do what she did," so the host of the ABC reality show expressed his opinion during an interview with TV Guide. "She had just as much right to go say hi to Ben as everybody else did; and if he wants to keep her, that's his prerogative."
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Steven Tyler Thinks Aerosmith Wouldn't Be Big If It Wasn't for Cocaine

January 18, 2012 04:37:56 GMT


Steven Tyler revealed, in a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres, one of the things that helped Aerosmith succeed in the music industry. The frontman, who has stayed sober after years of boozing, credited the band's dependence on drugs and alcohol for their success.

"I gotta tell yah if it wasn't for cocaine, I don't think the band would have played every state in the United States nine times in seven years," he stated. "Because there was no MTV back then, Peruvian marching powder, it was like, 'Iowa, three in a row? Give me that'."
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Paris Hilton Records 'Awesome' Summer Anthem With LMFAO in New Album

January 18, 2012 04:07:56 GMT


Paris Hilton is eying to wow the party crowd for her music comeback this year. In an interview with MTV News at the Weinstein Golden Globes after-party recently, the heiress of the Hilton hotel chains revealed she has scored a collaboration with one of today's hot dance music acts, LMFAO.

"I was just in the studio with RedFoo the other night, so we're going to be doing my new single with LMFAO," the blonde beauty spilled. "I'm so excited. The music's turning out so great and I can't wait to release it this summer." She additionally called the recording session "awesome."
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Zooey Deschanel: Being Called 'It Girl' Makes Me Laugh

January 18, 2012 04:03:49 GMT


Zooey Deschanel might have struck small-screen gold with her Jessica Day role on "New Girl", but she is wary of being hailed the next "It Girl". In an interview for the February issue of Allure, the Golden Globes-nominated actress even admitted that she finds the labeling funny.

" 'It' girl is supposed to be something that only lasts a certain amount of time," so the younger sister of actress Emily Deschanel explained. She went on to say, "They keep calling me an 'It' girl, and at this point it makes me laugh, because they've done that so many times: 'You're it'; 'you're not it.' What is 'it'?"
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George Lucas Plans to Retire From Blockbuster Filmmaking After 'Red Tails'


January 18, 2012 03:51:25 GMT


After directing plenty big movies for decades, acclaimed director George Lucas announced that he is ready to retire from the blockbuster filmmaking. The helmer of the "Star Wars" film series revealed to New York Times that after finishing his 20-year passion project "Red Tails", which will be released on January 20, he plans to follow his friend Francis Ford Coppola's footsteps in the small movie filmmaking.

"I'm retiring," claimed the founder and chairman of LucasFilm. "I'm moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of stuff." He explained that "Red Tails" will be his last big-budget movie, though he was careful to leave himself an out clause for "Indiana Jones V".
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Bruce Jenner Sports Facial Scar After Skin Cancer Removal Surgery

January 18, 2012 03:18:28 GMT


Bruce Jenner did not go under the knife to have more cosmetic surgery after all. The step-father of Kim Kardashian sparked the buzz after he was spotted with fresh scar on the side of his face during the Monday, January 16's Lakers-Mavericks game, but it turns out that he got the stitches from a skin cancer removal surgery.

TMZ, which was first to bring up the news, reported that 62-year-old Bruce underwent the surgery on Friday, January 13. The former Olympian first went to a dermatologist after noticing a red mark on his face. The doctor removed a piece of it, and a biopsy determined it to be cancerous.
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Katy Perry Releases Acoustic Version of 'One That Got Away'

January 18, 2012 03:16:24 GMT


Katy Perry has released another version of her latest single "The One That Got Away". The estranged wife of Russell Brand goes unplugged in this re-recorded song, baring her heart out about a long-lost love over the acoustic beat.

This is not the only remix that Katy makes for the breakup anthem. Last December, the "E.T." hitmaker dropped a revamped tune which features B.o.B. She kept the original beat and lyrics intact, and simply added his rap lines in some parts of the remix.
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'Glee' Preview of Michael Jackson Tribute Episode

January 18, 2012 03:13:33 GMT


Michael Jackson's music will be heard on McKinley High School in the next episode of "Glee". In the special outing, Will announces a "Michael Week" after the former Troubletones reveal they are disappointed they didn't get to perform in the Jackson family medley at Sectionals.

The New Directions kids are not the only ones who will perform numbers from the late King of Pop's catalog for Sebastian of the Warblers is seen having a fierce duet of "Smooth Criminal" with Santana. In the meantime, the rivalry between the two glee clubs intensifies ahead of Regionals.
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Lana Del Rey's 'SNL' Performance Defended by Daniel Radcliffe

January 18, 2012 02:32:17 GMT


Though receiving a lot of protests from people recently, Lana Del Rey found at least one supporter in Daniel Radcliffe. The "Harry Potter" star, who hosted the "Saturday Night Live" episode where she delivered a shaky performance, came to her defense when being interviewed at the recent BAFTA nomination press conference.

Radcliffe was saddened by the fact that some people turned from being fans to becoming haters just based on one show. "It was unfortunate that people seemed to turn on her so quickly," said the British actor as quoted by TMZ. In a further statement, he noted that some of them took their criticism too far by "making it about things other than the performance."
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'Cougar Town' Gets Premiere Date and Poster for Season 3

January 18, 2012 02:23:52 GMT


After a long question about the return date of "Cougar Town", ABC has finally set the premiere date for the show's third season. The drama comedy series will debut the new season on Tuesday, February 14 at 8:30/7:30c.

The Courteney Cox-starring show fills the slot that was recently vacated by the doomed new comedy "Work It". The third season will consist of 15 episodes since the Alphabet has previously trimmed the episode order.
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First Sneak Peek of 'Breaking Dawn II' to Premiere at Target Stores in February

January 18, 2012 02:22:42 GMT


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The first viewing of a scene from "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part II" is about to be unleashed in the foreseeable future. It has been announced that Target stores will unveil a sneak peek of the highly anticipated film on Friday night, February 10 during the Blu-ray and DVD release of "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I".

Around 500 selected Target stores across the U.S. are set to extend their store hours to 1 A.M. to host the exclusive world premiere of the sneak peek at the final installment of the "Twilight Saga" movie series. Tickets for the DVD/Blu-ray will be distributed in Guest Services starting at 9 P.M., while the clip will be screened at 11 P.M.
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Paula Deen Gets Slammed by Anthony Bourdain After Her Diabetes Revelation


January 18, 2012 02:15:05 GMT


Paula Deen has become a subject of another celebrity chef's mocking because of her diabetes announcement. Just hours after the Queen of Butter came forward with a confession that she has Type 2 diabetes, Anthony Bourdain took to his Twitter to seemingly take a jab at her for making a profit out of her illness.

"Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later," Bourdain wrote on Tuesday, January 17. After TMZ published a story about his attack on Deen, the host of "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" tweeted, "For the record: Never called anybody a 'diabetic scam artist'. TMZ's words. Not mine."
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Taylor Swift to Kiss and Tell About 'Earth-Shattering' Heartbreak in New Album

January 18, 2012 01:52:15 GMT


Whoever broke Taylor Swift's heart in the past year should prepare to receive a hard blow because the country crooner will once again bare it all in her next studio album. The 22-year-old singer, who is notoriously known for narrating her failed relationships in her music, says that she's writing a song about a hard breakup which left her devastated.

"There's just been this earth-shattering, not recent, but absolute crash-and-burn heartbreak," Swift reveals in an interview for Vogue's February issue. "And that will turn out to be what the next album is about. The only way that I can feel better about myself - pull myself out of that awful pain of losing someone - is writing songs about it to get some sort of clarity."
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Jamie Bell and Tilda Swinton Could Join Chris Evans in 'Snowpiercer'

January 18, 2012 01:40:55 GMT


"Snowpiercer" is eyeing more actors to star in it. Shortly after it was reported that Chris Evans is in talks to portray the lead role in the novel-adapted movie, Variety broke the news that Jamie Bell and Tilda Swinton are poised to star in it as well. Nonetheless, details of what roles they will tackle are still unclear.

The movie is adapted from Jean-Marc Rochette's French graphic novel called "Le Transperceneige". Set in a world covered in snow and ice, the story focuses on a train that is filled with surviving humans on Earth after a massive nuclear war.
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'Big Brother Brasil' Contestant Under Investigation for Alleged Rape on TV Show

January 18, 2012 01:33:55 GMT


A contestant of "Big Brother Brasil" has allegedly been caught on camera raping another housemate. In a scene aired on the Brazilian version of "Big Brother", Daniel Echaniz lied next to Monique Amin, who passed out after getting drunk in a house party, and appeared to have sex with her under the covers.

After the seven-minute footage created a buzz, Brazilian police announced on Tuesday, January 17 that they have begun investigating the case. "The young woman denies she was raped and has not pressed charges," Rio de Janeiro police spokeswoman Edileide Macedo said of the alleged victim, 23-year-old Amin. "We continue to investigate the case because it is a public matter."
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Beyonce Knowles Hasn't Done Any Interviews After Giving Birth, Rep Clarifies

January 18, 2012 01:12:44 GMT


Contrary to recent report, Beyonce Knowles hasn't done any interviews after giving birth to her baby daughter. Words ran wild on Tuesday, January 17 that the "Love on Top" singer gave her first post-baby Blue Ivy interview to Star U.K. magazine, but her representative was quick to set the record straight.

Responding to the spreading online story which headline reads, "Beyonce World Exclusive first interview", a representative for the singer wife of Jay-Z told Access Hollywood that it is "completely made up". Asked about the legitimacy of the interview, the rep simply stated, "Absolutely not."
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Scarlett Johansson-Directed Music Video for Jessie Baylin's 'Hurry Hurry'


January 17, 2012 20:04:35 GMT


Jessie Baylin, an emerging Nashville artist who has all the connections, releases her first music video for the single "Hurry Hurry". The wife of Kings of Leon's drummer, Nathan Followill, tapped her childhood friend Scarlett Johansson to direct the video.

"She is an incredible director and is going to do wonderful things from behind the lens," Baylin said about Johansson in an interview with AmericanSongwriter.com. "We've known each other since we were girls so she knows who I am and allowed me to just be myself." The video is set in an empty bridge, topped up with post-production effect.
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'The Glee Project' Officially Renewed for Season 2


January 17, 2012 19:47:16 GMT


Now that the fourth season of "Glee" is on the horizon, the second season of "The Glee Project" is officially on the go. Oxygen announced that it has renewed the reality competition show for summer premiere with additional number of contenders, new themes and all new music.

The network actually began casting for the second season in September 2011 but it was halted because the mothership was not yet given a renewal. It would be a problem because winner of the competition should get a guest role on "Glee" as the prize. However, FOX's entertainment president Kevin Reilly recently talked about the new season although a formal pick up is yet to get an announcement.
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Khloe Kardashian Seeing Top Fertility Doctors in Dallas

January 17, 2012 17:59:59 GMT


Khloe Kardashian's effort to have her own child brought her to fertility doctors in Texas, it has been reported. The reality star who moved to Dallas to be with husband Lamar Odom began researching the specialists as she left Los Angeles.

"Khloe has been meeting with fertility doctors in Dallas, and Lamar has been going with her to several appointments. It makes sense for her to have a fertility doctor in Dallas, as well as Los Angeles. Khloe very much wants to have a baby with Lamar, and their inability to get pregnant has had its rough moments, but this has only made their relationship stronger," a source close to the situation told Radar Online.
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Katy Perry Will Appear in The Sims Video Game

January 17, 2012 17:47:08 GMT


Katy Perry will appear in the virtual world. The singer has struck an "extensive and exclusive creative collaboration" with video game company Electronic Arts to develop themed content and virtual goods that concern her lifestyle. The partnership will be launched in March under the Collector's Edition for "The Sims 3: Showtime".

"Today marks the start of the most integrated and exciting collaboration with any artist in the history of The Sims," said Steve Schnur, worldwide executive of Music for EA. "Katy Perry has been a fan of The Sims for several years, and her Simlish recording of her hit 'Hot and Cold' featured in The Sims 2 series quickly became the most popular Simlish music video to date…No performer could better represent the humor and fun of The Sims brand."
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'Jersey Shore' Aims to Film in Jersey City Next

January 17, 2012 17:07:30 GMT


"Jersey Shore" has done Italy and Miami, and now the gang are looking at Jersey City as their next destination. Producers of the reality show reportedly are scouting location closer to Manhattan for the upcoming sixth season. They have even been in touch with Jersey City officials to obtain the filming permit.

Jersey City is not the only location in their list for they are also interested in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, but it is the cast's favorite. City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill told MTV News, "Even Snooki and the cast of 'Jersey Shore' know that we have everything - great restaurants, hotels, culture, diversity and proximity to New York City without New York City prices."
 
 
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