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January 19, 2012

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Divorced Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter Reunited in L.A.

January 19, 2012 16:37:18 GMT


Divorced on papers doesn't prevent Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter from having a civil relationship. The former couple and "Dexter" co-stars got together for a couple of days this week to have friendly meal that reportedly included canoodling session.

Hall and his former wife allegedly picked a corner table at Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, January 17 night. "Michael and Jennifer were seated at a dimly lit corner table, sipping wine. It was a very romantic setting and definitely looked like a date," an eyewitness told RadarOnline.com.
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Rihanna and Coldplay to Perform Together on 2012 Grammys

January 19, 2012 16:16:25 GMT


The 54th Annual Grammy Awards has added Rihanna, Coldplay and Paul McCartney to their list of performers. The first two will be doing a duet on their "Mylo Xyloto" collaboration, "Princess of China". For Rihanna and Coldplay, this would be their first time performing together live.

Rihanna is nominated for four this year including album of the year for "Loud". Coldplay are nominated for three; Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Paradise," and Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for "Every Teardop Is a Waterfall". Meanwhile, Paul McCartney is up for Best Historical Album for "Band on the Run" and would be honored for his contributions to music and philanthropy.
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'Spartacus: Vengeance' Cast Dish On New Season at Premiere Party


January 19, 2012 09:30:50 GMT


"Spartacus: Vengeance" stars stepped out on Wednesday, January 18 to celebrate the impending premiere of the show. Putting on their formal outfits, the show's actors and actresses attended the event which took place at the ArcLight Cinemas in Los Angeles, California, where they also gave some tidbits from the new chapter.

The new Spartacus depicter, Liam McIntyre, boasted that he almost set co-star Manu Bennett on fire during the filming of a scene. Bennett chimed in, "He's always doing something like that. Whether it be fictional or real! No, it was a scene with a catapult and it involved a fireball," while creator Steven DeKnight gushed that it's a really important scene.
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Snooki Tweets Photo of Her Makeup-Free Face


January 19, 2012 09:11:51 GMT


Snooki is giving her fans a rare look at her face that hasn't been touched by fake eyelashes and smoky eyes. On Wednesday, January 18, the cast member of MTV's "Jersey Shore" posted a photo of herself without makeup on her Twitter account. In its caption, she wrote, "No make up day :) and IDC :)"

Judging from the next tweet posted by the 24-year-old, fans apparently were quick to send her compliments for her natural look. The 4-foot-9 "Princess of Poughkeepsie" tweeted, "Can I just say how amazing my fans/supporters are! You guys really know how to put a smile on my face! Love you all beyond words."
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Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone Talk Their On-Screen Love in 'Amazing Spider-Man'

January 19, 2012 09:07:05 GMT


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Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have revealed some details on Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy's romance in "The Amazing Spider-Man". While attending a recent press conference of the film in Tokyo, the two stars explained that Spidey's love story in the upcoming Marc Webb movie will be different from the other "Spider-Man" films.

"In our movie, [Peter] finds his true love," said Garfiled, as quoted by Superhero Hype. "Gwen Stacy was always the true love of Peter Parker...We found a very, very good story about what makes a human being. About what sets their destiny."
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New Videos: Estelle's 'Thank You' and Santigold's 'Big Mouth'

January 19, 2012 08:55:56 GMT


Both Estelle and Santigold release a new music video almost at the same time. The former gives treatment to her ballad single "Thank You", while the latter releases visuals for her frantic-sounding track "Big Mouth".

Staying true to the mellow vibes of the song, Estelle creates a clip which deals with a heartbreak. Instead of dwelling on her sadness, she decides to move on with her life and finds courage to tell the man who did her wrong to back off. "Thank you, cos now I know what I don't want," she says.
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'CSI' 12.12 Preview: Catherine Wrapped in Plastic Bag


January 19, 2012 08:42:31 GMT


After almost 12 years, Marg Helgenberger will have her final action on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" next week. Details of the upcoming episode are scarce, but a preview video sees Helgenberger's character Catherine Willows being wrapped in a plastic bag, probably to trick people who shot her.

"Willows in the Wind" will air Wednesday, January 25 at 10/9c on CBS. According to the official plot summary for the said outing, the CSI team says goodbye to Catherine Willows as she makes a life-changing decision.
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Big Screen Take on 'Bone' Comic in the Works With P.J. Hogan as Director

January 19, 2012 08:32:23 GMT


A big screen take on Jeff Smith's comic series, "Bone", is currently being developed at Warner Bros. Pictures. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film project has already tapped Australian top filmmaker P.J. Hogan as the director.

Hogan reportedly plans to direct the film in Australia because it is the home of Animal Logic, the animation house behind "Happy Feet Two" and "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole". The filmmaker will also polish the screenplay, which will be written by Patrick Sean Smith.
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Chris Hemsworth and Wife Excited to Welcome First Child

January 19, 2012 08:26:18 GMT


Chris Hemsworth is going to add father to his resume. The "Snow White and the Huntsman" actor and his Spanish wife, Elsa Pataky, are expecting their first child together, his representative has confirmed.

Pataky herself talks about her pregnancy with Hola! magazine. Saying that their baby is due in spring, the 35-year-old beauty gushes, "Chris and I are ecstatic, very happy and excited." She adds, "Since it's our first child we don't care if it's a boy or girl, our only wish is that it's healthy."
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'Green Arrow', 'SATC' Prequel and 'Beauty and the Beast' Get Pilot Orders

January 19, 2012 08:11:09 GMT


The CW is moving forward with three of its forthcoming projects. The network has given pilot orders to a Green Arrow show, a "Sex and the City" prequel, and a "Beauty and the Beast" reboot.

Tentatively called "Arrow", the superhero show is a modern retelling of the story of DC Comics' character Green Arrow. "Green Lantern" co-writers, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, as well as Andrew Kreisberg ("Warehouse 13") write and executive produce the pilot, while David Nutter is expected to direct.
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Josh Kelley's 'Naleigh Moon' Video Ft. Katherine Heigl and Their Daughter

January 19, 2012 07:59:23 GMT


Like Jay-Z, Josh Kelley has also recorded a special ode song for his daughter, Naleigh. The country music singer professes his love to the tot, he and his wife Katherine Heigl adopted from South Korea, in a song called "Naleigh Moon". He has also debuted a heartwarming music video for the track.

Directed by his actress wife Heigl, the clip opens with Kelley doing a performance with his band. Halfway through it, home footage of the couple's special moments with their daughter is flashed on the screen. It includes the one which sees the threesome enjoying a warm summer day and frolicking in the park.
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Jay-Z Makes First Post-Baby Appearance at Club Re-Opening

January 19, 2012 07:37:56 GMT


Jay-Z has made his first public outing since he and wife Beyonce Knowles welcomed their baby daughter in early January. On Wednesday, January 18 night, the "Empire State of Mind" hitmaker stepped out in his best suit for the grand reopening of his 40/40 club in New York City.

While it was speculated earlier that Queen Bey might also be present, the 42-year-old music mogul arrived solo shortly before 11 P.M. Though so, he enjoyed the company of Ashanti, Questlove, Wale, Russell Simmons, director Spike Lee and billionaire Warren Buffett, who were spotted among the guests.
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First Trailer for Keanu Reeves' Doc 'Side by Side' Packed With Top Filmmakers

January 19, 2012 07:14:23 GMT


Keanu Reeves' moviemaking documentary "Side by Side" gets its first trailer available for viewing pleasure. The video offers a look at Reeves as he interviews several big names in film industry. Among those master filmmakers who are featured in the trailer are George Lucas, James Cameron, Christopher Nolan, Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch and Martin Scorsese.

The trailer highlights the discussion among the A-list moviemakers regarding the film vs. digital debate. Cameron points out, "You can't shoot 3D on film, so film has been dead in my heart for ten years." Meanwhile, "The Dark Knight" acclaimed cinematographer, Wally Pfister, chimes in, "I hate 3D. I put on those 3D glasses, I get sick to my stomach. The whole 3D phenomenon, it's a marketing scheme, isn't it?"
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Bruce Springsteen Releases 'Wrecking Ball' Tracklisting and New Single

January 19, 2012 06:57:56 GMT


Song selection for Bruce Springsteen's upcoming studio album has been unveiled. According to a listing on iTunes, the new CD titled "Wrecking Ball" will contain eleven songs and two bonus tracks. It includes "Wrecking Ball", "Land of Hope and Dreams" and "American Land", which have all previously been showcased live in concerts.

The first single from the album is "We Take Care of Our Own", which is available for digital download beginning January 19. "Where are the eyes, the eyes with the will to see/ Where are the hearts that run over with mercy/ Where's the love that has not forsaken me/ Where's the work that will set my hands, my soul free," Bruce sings over the moderately-uptempo beat.
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'Survivor: One World' Cast Members and New Twists Announced

January 19, 2012 06:55:07 GMT


A month away before the premiere, "Survivor: One World" introduced the cast by featuring them in a picture and a video. As host Jeff Probst describes in the video, among the 18 contestants who come from different backgrounds, there are plenty of villains, some unique characters and a couple of smart people.

It has been revealed before that the contestants will be divided into two tribes based on gender, Manono and Salani, and they will live together. "We wondered what would happen if we forced them to live together with no rules," Jeff says about this major twist. "You can do whatever you want. But when it comes to the challenges, it is men versus women. And that gave us tons of new stuff to play with."
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Deion Sanders Fires Back at Estranged Wife's Accusations of Adultery and Abuse


January 19, 2012 06:29:53 GMT


The divorce between Deion Sanders and estranged wife Pilar gets even messier by the day. After Pilar accused Deion of being an adulterer, narcissist and abuser, the former Dallas Cowboys cornerback hits back at the woman he had been married to for the past 12 years, claiming she tried to extort money from him.

"The actions of Ms. Sanders and her attorney are nothing more than an attempt to avoid a legally binding contract that she no longer likes," Jody Johnson, an attorney for the 44-year-old, told TMZ, "by falsely assassinating the character of Mr. Sanders in an effort to extort additional money from Mr. Sanders."
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Possible Details of Big Fight Scenes From 'The Avengers' Leaked


January 19, 2012 06:06:28 GMT


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Possible details of some fight scenes to be seen in "The Avengers" have been leaked online. Bleeding Cool has obtained spoilerish info that are related to the battle scenes featuring Black Widow in action against Russian thugs and The Hulk going on furious rampage.

A source, who claims to be working in a toy company that has the Marvel license, revealed to the site that there will be a scene [SPOILER ALERT!] that sees Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow, who's wearing a black party dress, "being held by some Russian thugs" during a mission. Being tied to a chair, she gets slapped in the face and mocked by the main thug.
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'American Idol' Savannah Audition Finds the Boy Who 'Beat' Scotty McCreery

January 19, 2012 04:57:30 GMT


The 11th season of "American Idol" has officially been kicked off with the audition in Savannah. Making it one of the best starts they've ever had on the show like Ryan Seacrest said, David Leathers Jr. blew the judges away in the January 18 episode with his rendition of "Remember the Rain".

The judges thought that the self-proclaimed lady's man, who once beat last season's winner Scotty McCreery in a local competition back in 2009, looked like a young Michael Jackson. Thus, they asked him to do a number from the late King of Pop. After the 17-year-old North Carolina native belted out "Never Can Say Goodbye", all three judges said "yes" to him.
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Chris Brown Not Cheating on Girlfriend With Rihanna, Rep Says

January 19, 2012 04:55:20 GMT


Words spread like wild fire recently that Chris Brown has been hooking up with Rihanna while he is in a relationship with aspiring model Karrueche Tran. A representative for the "Next 2 You" singer was quick to shoot down the rumor though, insisting that the exes are just friends.

Setting the record straight, Breezy's representative Jeff Raymond told ABC News, "He and Rihanna are just friends." He went on to say that the 22-year-old singer hasn't spent "quality" time with the "We Found Love" singer behind his current girlfriend's back. "He is with his girlfriend, Karrueche, and is not cheating," stressed the rep.
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Rachel Bilson Goes Gangsta, Throws Spitfire Rapping in Funny or Die Video

January 19, 2012 04:39:19 GMT


Rachel Bilson channels her inner rapper in a new Funny or Die video titled "Call Me Doctor", and she doesn't hold back. Rocking a lab coat, the "Hart of Dixie" star goes hard in spitting her verses. She fires back at her critics, pokes fun at her co-star in "The O.C.", Mischa Barton, and calls Natalie Portman out.

In a scene where her opponents chicken out, Bilson raps, "critics talking s**t about my acting/ nice chick shtick ain't happenin'." To the "Black Swan" star who once famously did rapping on a "Saturday Night Live" sketch, she fires, "And if Natalie get mad at me, remind her who the Black Swan."
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Ashton Kutcher and More Join Protest Against SOPA, Omar Epps Unaffected

January 19, 2012 04:08:05 GMT


Wikipedia and several other websites went dark for as long as 24 hours starting on Tuesday, January 17 to protest against the proposed online anti-piracy bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). Many Hollywood celebrities have since reacted on Twitter. Some voiced their supports, while others shared their opposing views.

Among those spreading awareness for the anti-SOPA/PIPA bills were the likes of Ashton Kutcher, Kim Kardashian and Kevin Smith. Kutcher tweeted, "Please don't ignore what's happening here. IMPORTANT MOMENT IN HISTORY! #StopSOPA," Kardashian wrote, "We must stop SOPA/PIPA to keep the web open & free," and Smith said, "Tell Congress: Don't censor the web!"
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PTC Slams Toddler Cursing on 'Modern Family', Expert Defends

January 19, 2012 03:39:14 GMT


"Modern Family" drew a controversy by inserting a storyline where 2-year-old Lily dropping the F-bomb. While Aubrey Anderson-Emmons who plays the little girl did not actually say the expletive word either during the taping or on the aired scene, the Parents Television Council (PTC) is still not into the idea.

"It's not suitable language for a child that young in the real world, and it's not suitable language for a child that young on television, either," the group stated. Melissa Henson, director of communications and public education for the organization, additionally told FOX411, "It is certainly in poor taste."
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Lana Del Rey Finds Doing Performance on TV 'Weird'

January 19, 2012 03:18:01 GMT


Though staying mum about her much-criticized performance on "Saturday Night Live", Lana Del Rey actually has admitted that she hasn't felt truly comfortable when it comes to performing on television. "I find it weird ... sometimes. [It] depends on the day," she confessed to MTV News before the "SNL" gig.

"You know, like, [it] depends on what's going on with my family and everyone around me," Del Rey added. "If I have other things to think about, or I'm trying to get things done for somebody else, and I'm not in my own way, then ... I'm like, 'This doesn't really matter.' Sometimes it seems more important to me than other times, I don't know."
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Golden Globe Winner 'Downton Abbey' Could Get Hollywood Big Screen Treatment

January 19, 2012 03:12:14 GMT


After winning the Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television prize at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards, "Downton Abbey" might soon be adapted into a Hollywood movie. During the after party of the prestigious awards, the creator of the British TV show, Julian Fellowes, has reportedly gushed about his interest to make a feature film based on the mini-series.

"Julian was chatting with various film directors and movie executives about the show and the possibility it would make a fantastic feature film," said a source to The Sun. "Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep were also seen chatting and congratulating him."
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Kim Kardashian Pokes Fun at O.J. Simpson Being Khloe's Father Story

January 19, 2012 02:54:48 GMT


Kim Kardashian responds to recent rumor that younger sister Khloe Kardashian is the love child of O.J. Simpson and their mother Kris Jenner with humor. In a Twitter post that includes a photo of the National Enquirer's latest cover, the 31-year-old jokingly wrote, "Now we have all the answers!"

Kim added in the same tweet, "It makes sense now! Khloe u are so tan!" Her 27-year-old sister, in the meantime, tweeted hours earlier, "It only makes me stronger!" It was unclear, however, whether the post referred to the Enquirer's story or to recent rumors about her seeking fertility treatment.
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Jay-Z Has No Plan to Drop B-Word From His Songs Despite Blue Ivy's Birth


January 19, 2012 02:34:51 GMT


Contrary to reports, Jay-Z never vowed to stop using word "b***h" in his songs. The rap mogul was previously rumored to have written a poem that mentioned the birth of his daughter inspired him to drop the rude word from his lyrics, but a source close to the new dad denied it.

The insider set the record straight to E! Online. The source insisted that the poem, which was claimed to be a tribute to the newborn baby, was not penned by the husband of Beyonce Knowles.
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Chuck Norris Reportedly Forces 'Expendables II' to Get PG-13 Rating


January 19, 2012 02:26:41 GMT


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"The Expendables II" might get a PG-13 rating from the MPAA, thanks to Chuck Norris. Rumor has it, the 71-year-old martial artist has forced the producers of the anticipated action film to cut the rating from R to PG-13 since he doesn't want to play in a movie which is filled with foul language.

"In 'Expendables II', there was a lot of vulgar dialogue in the screenplay," the veteran actor said in a recent interview with Polish site Gazeta, as translated by Arrow in the Head. "For this reason, many young people wouldn't be able to watch this. But I don't play in movies like this."
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Reports: Emily Maynard Chosen to Be the Next 'Bachelorette'

January 19, 2012 02:26:24 GMT


Rumors about Emily Maynard's participation in the next season of "The Bachelorette" are getting stronger. Sources say the mother of one, whose engagement to Brad Womack ended last summer, has agreed to star in the upcoming installment of "The Bachelor" spin-off.

Maynard was initially reluctant to appear on "Bachelorette" because she does not want to be away from her daughter Ricki. However, a source tells People that ABC has found a way to accommodate it by moving the production to her hometown of Charlotte, N.C.
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Jennifer Lopez Retweets Younger Boyfriend's Posts That Slam Age-Gap Criticism


January 19, 2012 02:11:09 GMT


Jennifer Lopez agrees that age is irrelevant when it comes to love. The "On the Floor" hitmaker appeared to publicly acknowledge the romance between her and boyfriend Casper Smart, who is 18 years younger, when she re-tweeted his Wednesday, January 18 morning posts that seemingly slammed age-gap criticism.

"Age, status, n opinions of others are irrelevant. Our hearts are endless and our souls infinite," Smart wrote on his Twitter. "Our ages are mere reminders of the hours logged on this earth and the precious time remaining. We should all honor our time here by indulging our passion and dreams. So, close your ears and open your hearts; Love and be happy!"
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Adele Holds Strong at No. 1, Matches 'Titanic' 16th Week Reign on Hot 200

January 19, 2012 01:55:30 GMT


Adele extends her reign on Billboard Hot 200 for another week, marking her 16th non-consecutive week sitting at the throne of the U.S. album chart. The British singer easily secures the first position by shifting another 104,000 copies of her album "21".

Though the sale number is down 16% compared to that of last week, it helps Adele score a precedented feat. She becomes an artist who has an album that spends the most weeks at No. 1 on the weekly rundown since "Titanic" soundtrack album, which boasted Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On", in 1998.
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Naomie Harris Denies She Will Be Playing Miss Moneypenny in 'Skyfall'

January 19, 2012 01:43:04 GMT


"Skyfall" will likely not feature Miss Moneypenny after all. While it has been rumored that Naomie Harris' character, Eve, is an alias for Moneypenny, the actress herself recently slammed the report by claiming that she will not be playing M's secretary.

The Tia Dalma in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End" told Live magazine, "The idea of me being Moneypenny was a good, racy rumor. But Eve is not remotely office-bound. She gets to see plenty of action. That meant a lot of gun training." She added that she has never even been in talks to play the iconic female role.
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Ryan Seacrest Teams Up With Mark Cuban, AEG, CAA to Relaunch HDNet

January 19, 2012 01:29:23 GMT


After executive producing some of E!'s shows, Ryan Seacrest is now getting his own TV network. The "American Idol" host joins forces with AEG and CAA to relaunch Mark Cuban's HDNet, so they announced on Wednesday, January 18.

The relaunched network will be called AXS TV and debut this summer with a slate of live lifestyle and live entertainment programming. It will benefit from AEG's music assets, as well as Seacrest's expertise and A-list connections.
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Mark Wahlberg Deeply Apologizes for Speculating He Could Have Prevented 9/11

January 19, 2012 01:26:54 GMT


Mark Wahlberg is expressing remorse for his "insensitive" remarks about the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. In a statement issued on Wednesday, January 18, the Terry Hoitz of "The Other Guys" admitted he crossed the line by boasting in an interview with Men's Journal magazine that things could have turned out differently had he made his flight.

"To speculate about such a situation is ridiculous to begin with, and to suggest I would have done anything differently than the passengers on that plane was irresponsible," the 40-year-old actor said in the statement released by his representatives. "I deeply apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive, it was certainly not my intention."
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Bruno Mars Cleared of Cocaine Possession Charge

January 18, 2012 18:18:17 GMT


Bruno Mars' star is shining again. As his debut album, "Doo - Wops & Hooligans" makes a trip back to number one on U.K. charts, his felony cocaine possession charge has just been dismissed in Las Vegas.

Mars, whose real name is Peter Gene Hernandez, did not appear in person for the brief hearing at Clark County District Court. His attorney told Judge Jessie Walsh that the singer completed 230 hours of community service, which exceeded the 200 hours required by the judge, and also finished his drug education classes. He also stayed out of trouble.
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Blake Shelton Delays Concerts After Dad's Passing

January 18, 2012 17:59:42 GMT


Sad news came from country singer Blake Shelton whose father, Dick, passed away on Wednesday, January 18. "Mr. Shelton, who was in declining health this past year, was surrounded by loved ones in Oklahoma upon his passing this evening," a representative for the 35-year-old singer said in a statement.

Blake also announced that he plans to reschedule four dates through next week in his Well Lit & Amplified tour. The affected dates in his tour are Bismark, N.D., Rapid City, S.D., Bozeman, Mont. and Billings, Mont. They would be rescheduled to late March. Meanwhile, his tour resumes next Thursday in Columbus, Ga.
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Astro of 'The X Factor (US)' Signed to Epic Records


January 18, 2012 17:50:30 GMT


One more alumnus of "The X Factor (US)" gets a record deal. On the same day it was announced that third-placer Chris Rene was signed to Epic Records, MTV News said that 15-year-old rapper Astro is joining Rene and the first season's winner Melanie Amaro in L.A. Reid's label.

The deal will be announced formally on "RapFix Live". Astro tweeted, "NYC #ASTROnauts pick up the Daily News today. Page 11. Great news for #TeamASTRO! Everyone else can tune in to @MTVRapFix at 4pm on MTV.com (sic)"
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Garth Brooks Sues Hospital for Misuse of His Donation


January 18, 2012 17:08:06 GMT


Country singer Garth Brooks is unhappy that the money he donated has been misused, launching a lawsuit against a hospital in Oklahoma which received the check in 2005. Brooks gave Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital $500,000 to create a building named after his late mother, but it was never realized.

During the first two years after the money was handed, Brooks was shown full size model of a building in the hospital complex bearing his mother's name in neon lights. They even planned a ribbon-cutting ceremony introducing the Colleen Brooks building to the public, but then a year later the hospital said the money would be used "for what Integris had 'earmarked' the money for, without further discussion".
 
 
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