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February 01, 2012

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Family's Statement on the Death of Nick and Aaron Carter's Sister


February 01, 2012 16:38:54 GMT


The Carter clan is grieving the death of Leslie Carter. The sister of singers Nick Carter and Aaron Carter died on Tuesday, January 31 in upstate New York at the age of 25. The family has released a statement on the tragedy but no cause of death was mentioned.

"Our family is grieving right now and it's a private matter," a spokesperson for the family said. "We are deeply saddened for the loss of our beloved sister, daughter and granddaughter, Leslie Carter. We request the utmost privacy during this difficult time."
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Reba McEntire Slams Death Hoax: I Am Alive and Kicking

February 01, 2012 09:43:05 GMT


Reba McEntire has apparently fallen victim to an Internet death hoax. Words spread recently that the "Consider Me Gone" hitmaker fell to her death while filming a movie in Kitzbuhel, Austria, but the country crooner herself was quick to deny the rumors through a statement she released on her Twitter account.

"There is a rumor going around that I died after falling off a mountain in Austria yesterday while shooting a movie," so she wrote on Tuesday, January 31. "While I would love to be shooting a movie in Austria, I definitely did not fall off a mountain! Nor am I dead! I am alive and kicking!!! Most of you know this already because I've been giving you daily accounts of Shelby's race. Oh well. Have a great day."
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Video: David Letterman, Bill Murray, Regis Philbin Play Football on 'Late Show' 30th Anniversary

February 01, 2012 09:23:18 GMT


David Letterman has welcomed Bill Murray and Regis Philbin to help celebrate his late-night show's 30th anniversary on Tuesday, January 31. In pre-Super Bowl hijinks, the three men hit the street in front of the Ed Sullivan Theater to play football.

Still wearing a shirt, pinstripes and a tie, the "Late Show with David Letterman" host held a ball steady so that Murray, who was donning a football player costume, could kick it. Meanwhile, the former "Live! with Regis and Kelly" host, Philbin, looked excited as he played a referee.
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Avery Brooks of 'Star Trek' Fame Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

February 01, 2012 09:13:37 GMT


A former "Star Trek" star has found himself in trouble with the law for drunk driving. Avery Brooks, the actor famous for his portrayal of Benjamin Sisko on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Wilton, Connecticut on Sunday, January 29 night.

The Wilton Police Department told E! News that the 63-year-old was taken under police custody after someone complained that he was driving erratically near the intersection of Belden Hill and Seir Hill Road. TMZ additionally reported that the cops administered a field sobriety test after the actor was pulled over.
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Lil Wayne Debuts Artistic 'Mirror' Music Video Ft. Bruno Mars

February 01, 2012 09:03:02 GMT


Lil Wayne has premiered a new music video for his single "Mirror", in which he collaborates with Bruno Mars. The video sees the 29-year-old rapper reflecting on his life while splashing red, white and black paints to create a mural of himself on a studio wall. In the clip, Bruno is also featured crooning his part, but is rarely seen interacting with Weezy.

"I see the pain hidden in your pride. I see you're not satisfied. And I don't see nobody else, I see myself," so Weezy raps on the beginning. Bruno continues singing on the chorus, "Mirror on the wall. Here we are again. Through my rise and my fall. You've been my only friend."
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Teaser for 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Super Bowl Spot Unveils New Battle Scenes

February 01, 2012 08:23:07 GMT


Following the release of "The Avengers" XLVI Super Bowl spot teaser, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" unveiled a short preview of its own commercial that will be played during the Sunday, February 5 football championship show. The footage reveals glimpses at some new action-packed scenes that were not featured in the first trailer.

The snippet, which was debuted on E.T., offers a quick look at a fight scene in a corridor, where two ninjas are attacking each other with shuriken blades. Also, there is a scene that features another battle involving a flying motorbike. A quick dialogue between lead actors Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Bruce Willis is also seen in the footage.
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Miley Cyrus' Brother Not in a Hurry to Marry Brenda Song

February 01, 2012 08:21:34 GMT


Trace Cyrus is in no rush to say his "I do" to Brenda Song. The older brother of Miley Cyrus has gotten engaged to the Disney Channel star since October 2011, but he revealed in a recent interview that a wedding is unlikely to happen in 2012 since both of them plan to focus on their careers.

Discussing the matter with PEOPLE, the former Metro Station rocker said, "When I asked her [to marry me], I told her, 'I don't care if we get married tomorrow, two weeks from now, a year from now or 10 years from now; it doesn't matter.' " He went on to admit, "We feel like we're almost married right now."
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'Vampire Diaries' Hunk Stephen Amell Is The CW's Green Arrow

February 01, 2012 08:11:32 GMT


The CW has found the title character depicter for its "Green Arrow" project. Stephen Amell, who played werewolf Brady in season 2 of "The Vampire Diaries", has been cast to play the superhero in the new drama pilot.

Dubbed a modern retelling of the story of DC Comics' character, the upcoming Green Arrow pilot will be directed by David Nutter with Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg writing as well as executive producing it. The archer, who lives as a billionaire named Oliver Queen by day, was previously played by Justin Hartley on "Smallville".
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Nicki Minaj Upsets LL Cool J With Her Confession in Grammys 2012 Promo

February 01, 2012 07:51:22 GMT


Nicki Minaj didn't only team up with LL Cool J for a promo picture of the upcoming 54th Annual Grammy Awards, but also for a TV commercial. While she doesn't do a lot of talking in the short clip, the "Super Bass" actress manages to upset the awards show host with her confession.

Less than 30 seconds long, the promo video opens with Cool J announcing his hosting gig and declaring his love for Minaj. In turn, the raptress says, "You know this is really exciting for me because like I've been listening to you since I was a baby." Seemingly appalled by her confession, Cool J retorts, "I love you less now."
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Lana Del Rey's New Album Tops iTunes Charts Despite Poor Reviews


February 01, 2012 06:58:19 GMT


Lana Del Rey's second album debuted high on iTunes charts although it received poor reviews. Soon after "Born to Die" was released worldwide on January 31, its deluxe version hits no. 1 on the charts while the standard version is currently ranked the third.

The 25-year-old New Yorker, who was recently criticized for her "Saturday Night Live" performance, has credited her fans for making the LP sit on the top of the charts. "Thank you for making the record #1 in 11 countries," so she wrote on her Twitter. "Your sweet words have softened the effect of even the harshest reviews. I adore you."
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Taylor Swift Loses to Samantha Barks for Eponine Part in 'Les Miserables'

February 01, 2012 06:54:16 GMT


Taylor Swift will not be playing Eponine in "Les Miserables" after all. On Tuesday, January 31, producer Cameron Mackintosh announced on stage that Samantha Barks has secured the coveted role after she finished performing an "Oliver!" play at the Manchester Playhouse, England.

Barks might be a newbie in big screen industry, but she is the one who tackled the role of Eponine in the London production of "Les Miserables" in 2010. She reprised the iconic role during the play's 25th anniversary gig that was held at the O2 Arena, London in 2011.
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Lindsay Lohan Decides to Move Out of Venice Beach Home Because of Trespasser

February 01, 2012 06:49:03 GMT


Lindsay Lohan will no longer call her Venice Beach property in Los Angeles her home because of trespasser. A moving van was seen outside the "Mean Girls" star's house on Tuesday, January 31, and inside source blamed a recent incident involving a random man knocking on her door for her decision to move out.

"Her house is more accessible than Starbucks," the so-called insider told E! News. "People sit in lawn chairs with cameras outside on the sidewalk. This last incident where this lunatic knocked on her door was the straw that broke the camel's back. It just got her thinking that she needs to move."
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David Hasselhoff Has No Plan to Marry Despite Tweets About Proposal

February 01, 2012 06:09:17 GMT


David Hasselhoff hasn't taken his relationship with girlfriend Hayley Roberts to the next level after all. Contrary to what he has led people to believe with his recent Twitter posts, the 59-year-old actor insisted that he hasn't been engaged yet to the 32-year-old Welsh model, adding they don't have any plan to walk down the aisle in the near future.

Back on January 30, the former "Baywatch" star posted a photo of him getting down on one knee while holding Roberts' hand. Along with the suggestive picture, he wrote, "Tried it again on top of the Sydney harbour bridge!" He followed it up with a photo of them kissing and a note that reads, "what do you think she said!?!?!"
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Katy Perry Aims to Make Her 3D Concert Film at Paramount

February 01, 2012 05:52:48 GMT


Katy Perry may follow Justin Bieber's footsteps in making a concert documentary movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Perry's camp is currently in negotiations with Paramount Pictures and Imagine Entertainment to create a 3D film that will include the pop sensation's performance footage.

The dealmaking is still in the early phase and no director has yet to be attached to the possible movie. Though so, it is said that both Perry and Paramount are eager to run the project. Multiple sources said that "it's just a matter of working out the logistics."
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Kim Kardashian Gets a Laugh Out of Her Ugly Crying Face


February 01, 2012 05:13:21 GMT


Kim Kardashian apparently doesn't mind taking a jab at herself. After sending the Internet abuzz with her new hair color, the estranged wife of Kris Humphries took to her official blog on Tuesday, January 31 to admit that she has an ugly crying face, and has got a good laugh out of it.

"Ok, I have to admit I do not look cute crying! LOL! And I do cry a lot," so the 31-year-old reality star wrote on her blog post. "These pics are so ugly I just had to share." Along with it, she included five screen shots, most of them came from her reality shows, that capture her in various stages of tearful breakdowns.
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Claim: 'Fear Factor' Bosses Warn Contestant Not to Talk About Donkey Semen Stunt


February 01, 2012 05:05:51 GMT


"Fear Factor" might not want people to keep talking about the donkey semen stunt that received a backlash from an animal activist group. Claire Odioso, one of the contestants who drank a glass of the sperm in the controversial episode, reportedly has been warned by the show's executives not to talk about the stunt.

Claire and her twin sister Brynne Odioso, who also joined the challenge, recently appeared on TMZ Live to defend the act. Claire has since reportedly got a call from the show's executives who threaten her with possible lawsuits if she releases another word regarding the stunt.
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Justin Timberlake to Play Clint Eastwood's Pal in 'Trouble with the Curve'

February 01, 2012 03:54:44 GMT


Singer-turned-actor Justin Timberlake has once again scored a role in a potential high-profile movie project. After starring in Oscar-winning "The Social Network", the 31-year-old star is now set to join none other than Clint Eastwood in baseball drama "Trouble with the Curve".

According to Variety, Timberlake is cast as Eastwood's friend Johnny Flanagan. His character is described as a "former pitcher who now works as a baseball scout for the New York Yankees." Timberlake will also be the love interest to Eastwood's on-screen daughter (Amy Adams).
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'Glee' 3.12 Preview: Ricky Martin Comes to the Club, Sue Wants to Have a Child

February 01, 2012 03:50:53 GMT


After presenting a Michael Jackson tribute episode, "Glee" is going to have a Spanish-themed edition with Ricky Martin's arrival. In the next outing, the "Livin' la Vida Loca" hitmaker is guest starring as David Martinez, a teacher at a night school which Will attends since his abilities as a Spanish teacher are questioned.

Musically inclined, Martin's character will help the New Directions kids in doing a Spanish singing assignment given by Will. As he blends in musical performance with Rachel and her friends, David becomes a potential rival for Will's position at McKinley High.
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Rooney Mara and Jessica Chastain Offer Fresh Face for Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue


February 01, 2012 03:36:38 GMT


Vanity Fair is honoring the fresh young stars of 2012 in its latest annual Hollywood issue, and two Oscar nominees, Rooney Mara and Jessica Chastain, are included in the list. The Lisbeth Salander of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)" and the Celia Foote of "The Help" join 9 other rising stars gracing the magazine's three-panel foldout cover.

Mara and Chastain are featured on the front panel along with "Alice in Wonderland" actress Mia Wasikowska and "The Hunger Games" lead Jennifer Lawrence. The cover insert, meanwhile, sees Elizabeth Olsen, Adepero Oduye, Shailene Woodley, Paula Patton, Felicity Jones, Lily Collins and Brit Marling.
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'The Voice' Coaches to Deliver Prince Medley on New Season's Night Two


February 01, 2012 03:03:00 GMT


"The Voice" coaches, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee-Lo Green and Blake Shelton, will throw a special performance during the second episode of the show's new season. PEOPLE reported that the four judges are set to deliver a rocking medley of Prince's hits.

The first episode of the second season will premiere on Sunday, February 5, right after the Super Bowl XLVI telecast. It will feature more "blind auditions" as the coach quartet create their teams and prepare to go head-to-head in a full season of the show.
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Simon Cowell Confirms 'X Factor (US)' Shake-Up, Paula Abdul Understands the Situation

February 01, 2012 02:56:26 GMT


Simon Cowell has spoken up about the big changes on "The X Factor (US)". Confirming the departures of judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, as well as host Steve Jones, the British television personality stated, "I want to say a massive thank you to Paula, Nicole and Steve for being part of The X Factor last year."

Claiming that they will maintain their relationship, Cowell shared, "You do develop friendships with the people you work with and Paula, in particular, is a very close friend and I expect to be working with her on another project in the near future." He also wished them success in their next project as saying, "I'm sure all three are going to have massive success in what they do next."
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Kristen Bell Shares Video of Her Sloth-Induced Meltdown

February 01, 2012 02:27:10 GMT


Kristen Bell never hides her affection for sloths, and she brings proof of how deeply she cares for the slow, three-toed creature to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show". On Tuesday, January 31, the former "Veronica Mars" star revealed that she went to having a meltdown at the prospect of meeting one on her 31st birthday, and shared the footage.

Before the footage was played, the actress recalled the time she sensed her fiance Dax Shepard was going to surprise her with a sloth as birthday present. She said, "I had no context for knowing what it was, but I grabbed the dogs and walk into the back room of the house and I was immediately overcome and I thought, 'There's a sloth near.' "
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Dramatic Teaser of 'The Avengers' XLVI Super Bowl Spot Unveiled

February 01, 2012 02:14:39 GMT


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Marvel Studio has unleashed a short preview of "The Avengers" commercial that will be played during the Sunday, February 5 XLVI Super Bowl show. Being revealed at a Twitter live-chat event this Tuesday, January 31, the 17-second snippet is filled with dramatic slow motion epic scenes, including a massive battle on the city streets and a fantastic glimpse at Hulk's wild transformation.

Meanwhile, during a Q&A session on Twitter with Joss Whedon, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg, rumors that Spider-Man will make a cameo in the upcoming ensemble movie were debunked. Additionally, Jackson teased a possible standalone film for Nick Fury.
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Madonna Talks 'Nerve-Wracking' Super Bowl Gig, Unveils 'M.D.N.A.' Cover Art

February 01, 2012 01:45:28 GMT


Being booked as a musical performer at Super Bowl apparently brings a big challenge even for a veteran entertainer like Madonna. Visiting "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Monday, January 30, the "4 Minutes" hitmaker admits that she feels nervous about the upcoming gig.

"It's the most nerve-wracking thing I've ever done," she told host Jay Leno. "The Super Bowl is the holy of holies. It's like the sacred show of America. And I have to go on in the middle of that holy of holies and put on the greatest show that was ever put on before. That's no pressure."
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Hasbro Plans 'Candy Land' Movie as Starring Vehicle for Adam Sandler

February 01, 2012 01:37:55 GMT


Hot on the heels of the news that Hasbro has teamed up with Relativity Media to make a feature film for "Stretch Armstrong", it is now reported that the company is partnering with Columbia Pictures to create the big screen take on its other toy, "Candy Land". On a press release issued on Tuesday, January 31, the toy giant announced that Adam Sandler has been tapped to tackle the lead role in its new project.

Sandler will not only star in it, but he is also expected to co-write the script along with Robert Smigel. The two will replace scribe duo Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, who were originally attached to the movie project. As for the director, "Enchanted" helmer Kevin Lima is set to serve behind the lens.
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Matthew Broderick Explains Why He Ends Up Doing Ferris Bueller Ad

February 01, 2012 01:27:43 GMT


Matthew Broderick might not be sold on the idea of spoofing his iconic 80s film, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", for Honda's Super Bowl ad at first, but he ended up starring in it. After the commercial became an Internet sensation, the 49-year-old actor opened up why he finally decided to do it.

When met at the Dewars-sponsored opening gala for the Signature Theater Company, the husband of Sarah Jessica Parker confessed to New York magazine's Vulture column, "It took a little, uh, thinking about it, it took a little time." He added, "But I ended up thinking it might be amusing."
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Exclusive Clip of 'Royal Pains' 3.13: 'My Back to the Future'

January 31, 2012 17:24:43 GMT


In the next "Royal Pains", Hank's back is acting up, forcing him to come to the aid of rival Dr. Van Dyke. In an exclusive clip for AceShowbiz, Evan takes charge of the doctors' schedule as Hank takes a leave. He divides the team into girls and boys, taking Van Dyke with him to boost business.

The upcoming episode is directed by star Mark Feuerstein. "There's a high speed chase, a bug extraction, an impalement, dream sequences. Mark was not given an easy task with this one, but he did a great job," show's star Jill Flint told TV Fanatic about Feuerstein's first task as director.
 
 
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