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February 02, 2012

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George Clooney Opens Up His L.A. House for Public Viewers

February 02, 2012 16:42:44 GMT


Notoriously private George Clooney allowed CBS News' cameras to enter his Los Angeles house. The actor is one of the celebrities who are featured on the program's newly-revived feature "Person to Person" apart from singer Jon Bon Jovi and billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

In Clooney's segment, the actor would show off his kitchen, screening room, bar as well as collection of photos. He also introduced his black cocker spaniel, Einstein, whom he rescued in 2010. "The dog came in and threw himself at me and I find that works also with some actors," Clooney said.
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Blake Lively Shows Off Her Toned Legs in Sexy Red Swimsuit

February 02, 2012 09:09:38 GMT


Blake Lively gets sultry in a photo shoot for the March issue of Elle. The "Gossip Girl" beauty is proudly flaunting her long toned legs in a black silk-and-nylon-blend Blumarine jacket that she pairs with a red Michael Kors swimwear.

Beside showing off her legs, Lively also flaunts her trim figure as seen in another picture for the spread inside the magazine. The Carol Ferris of "Green Lantern" looks dazzling in a tight embroidered Gucci top and a pair of Alexander Wang leggings.
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'Pretty Little Liars' 2.19 Clip: Jason Has a Message for Spencer's Father

February 02, 2012 09:08:42 GMT


Jason's return to Rosewood in next week's "Pretty Little Liars" raises a question for Spencer about what is going on between him and her father. In a new clip for the upcoming episode, Jason asks Spencer to tell her father that he can't keep dodging him, fueling Spencer's curiosity.

While Spencer is trying to figure this out, Aria continues to question Holden on what exactly he is up to during their "date nights," and Hanna tries to figure out the latest situation with Kate. Meanwhile, Emily gets help from an unlikely source to get back on the Rosewood swim team.
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Jennifer Lawrence Called Hypocrite by Mom for Almost Declining 'Hunger Games'

February 02, 2012 09:03:28 GMT


Jennifer Lawrence apparently had a hard time deciding whether or not she would take the offer to play Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games". It took her three days to finally say "Yes", which prompted her mother to call her "a hypocrite."

"It was the middle of the night in England, and I was in bed when I got the call," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "And I was so in love with the books and the script, and suddenly it was right in my face-and the size of the decision was terrifying."
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Maya Angelou and Mary J. Blige Celebrate Black History Month

February 02, 2012 08:45:28 GMT


Maya Angelou hosts an hour-long syndicated radio special to celebrate Black History Month. In the special program that will air throughout this month on about 200 public radio stations across the country, she's joined by Grammy-winning singer Mary J. Blige.

Her other guests include such notable figures as Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, economist and Bennett College President Julianne Malveaux, and 2011 National Book Award winner for poetry, professor Nikky Finney.
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Fans Start Twitter Campaign to Get Britney Spears on 'Modern Family'

February 02, 2012 08:35:07 GMT


Britney Spears' fans have recently flooded Twitter with various messages expressing their hope to get the singer on "Modern Family". It all started when the "Oops!... I Did It Again" hitmaker herself declared that she is a fan of the Emmy-winning comedy series.

"I know everybody is excited about the Super Bowl, but I personally can't wait to see the next episode of Modern Family! Funniest show on TV," so she wrote on her own Twitter page. "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara then retweeted the post, before Spears' manager followed it up with a tweet read, "@BritneySpears on Modern Family? What do you guys think?"
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Emma Watson to Play Suicidal Writer in David Yates' 'Your Voice in My Head'


February 02, 2012 08:26:43 GMT


Emma Watson could end up reuniting with her "Harry Potter" director David Yates in her next movie. The English beauty is currently in negotiation to star in Yates' new film project called "Your Voice in My Head", which will be developed at Warner Bros. Pictures.

According to Deadline, Watson is expected to tackle the female lead role of a young woman who tries to commit suicide before being saved by a New York-based psychiatrist who is dying of cancer. As for the male lead, Warners reportedly eyes some high-profile names like Tom Hanks and George Clooney.
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Pilar Sanders: Deion Only Offers Me Money in Exchange for Sex


February 02, 2012 08:22:47 GMT


The divorce between Deion Sanders and his estranged wife, Pilar, is reaching a new low. Just weeks after the former Dallas Cowboys cornerback was forced to defend himself on accusations of him being adulterer, narcissist and abuser, his future ex-wife came out with new allegations that he offered to give her money in exchange for sex.

TMZ reported that Pilar has filed an emergency motion in a Texas courtroom, claiming that Deion held her as a "financial hostage". In the court papers, the "Deion & Pilar: Prime Time Love" star said she was left without any financial means to support their three children after the NFL Network analyst canceled her credit cards.
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Video Premiere: M. Ward's 'The First Time I Ran Away'

February 02, 2012 07:45:32 GMT


M. Ward is taking time off from caroling with Zooey Deschanel in She & Him to make a solo album "A Wasteland Companion". He has released his lead single "The First Time I Ran Away", and dropped an animated music video for it.

The clip is directed by Joel Trussell, the same guy who once helped Ward create his "Chinese Translation" clip. This newly-debuted video follows the three-part story of a young folk as he travels away from home and joins an old loner in a shelter somewhere near a river.
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Adam Levine and the 'Voice' Judges Stop Farting in Front of Christina Aguilera

February 02, 2012 07:28:25 GMT


Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Cee-Lo Green might be treating Christina Aguilera as one of the guys, but they still keep appropriate manner when she's around. In the new issue of Rolling Stone, the Maroon 5 frontman revealed that he and fellow male judges on "The Voice" refrained themselves from farting in front of the pop diva.

Catching the friendly banter among all four coaches for its cover story, Rolling Stone quoted Levine when he told Aguilera, "I honestly just recently started realizing that you're surrounded by three dudes all the time, and that has to be something of a pain in the ass." In the guys' defense, he told the magazine, "We stopped farting in front of her!"
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Russell Crowe Eyed to Tackle Lead Roles in Both 'Noah' and 'Robocop'


February 02, 2012 07:27:52 GMT


Russell Crowe could add more A-list movie projects on his list in the near future. After landing a role as Superman's Kryptonian father in "Man of Steel", the Oscar-winning actor is now reportedly eyed to star in two high-profile movies, "Noah" and "Robocop" reboot.

Deadline reported that Crowe has been courted by "Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky to take on the lead role of prophet Noah in his movie. It is said that the filmmaker also has his eyes on Liam Neeson for another undisclosed part.
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Channing Tatum Does Dirty Dancing in 'Saturday Night Live' Promo

February 02, 2012 07:25:29 GMT


Gearing up for his "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig, Channing Tatum is giving a taste of his comedic chops in a promo for the upcoming episode of the variety show. The Jenko of "21 Jump Street" teams up with Fred Armisen in some sketches, including the one which sees him getting trouble pronouncing his name.

In another sketch, Tatum and Armisen reenact an iconic move from "Dirty Dancing". "Hey, I heard you're a really good dancer, but are you a good dirty dancer?" the "SNL" regular asks before testing the "Magic Mike" actor's dancing skill.
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Lana Del Rey Poised for No. 2 Debut on Hot 200

February 02, 2012 06:47:45 GMT


Lana Del Rey is aiming for a high entry on Billboard Hot 200 next week. Despite receiving backlash due to her shaky performance on "Saturday Night Live", the internet sensation is predicted to bow at the second spot on the U.S. album chart with her newly-released album "Born to Die".

The CD is estimated to sell around 60,000 to 70,000 copies in its opening week. This could be her second visit to the Hot 200. The "Video Games" singer previously bowed at No. 20 on the weekly rundown through her eponymous digital mini album. She broke into the top 20 by selling 14,000 copies.
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First Look at Sarah Jessica Parker as Gloria Steinem on 'Lovelace' Set

February 02, 2012 06:38:19 GMT


Sarah Jessica Parker has been photographed sporting a '70s ensemble to portray iconic feminist Gloria Steinem on the set of "Lovelace". The "Sex and the City" actress was caught on camera filming a scene in Los Angeles on early Wednesday, February 1.

Donning a bright blond wig, the 46-year-old star appeared almost unrecognisable as she was also seen wearing dark contact lenses. She finished off her vintage look with a nude color long cardigan that she paired with a matching obi belt.
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'Criminal Minds' 7.13 Preview: Morgan Shows Off Abs to Garcia


February 02, 2012 06:37:03 GMT


Garcia is likely going to welcome Morgan to her house in the next episode of "Criminal Minds". As she wakes up from bed, the computer technician is greeted by shirtless Morgan who only covers his wet body with a towel.

While Garcia won't mind getting a glimpse of Morgan's half-naked body, his boyfriend Kevin Lynch will get jealous of her relationship with the special agent. It's not until she has a spat with Kevin that Garcia realizes she and Morgan may have gotten a little too friendly with each other.
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Contemporary Artist Mike Kelley Found Dead in the Bathtub of His Home

February 02, 2012 06:23:38 GMT


Another sad news has come from the world of contemporary art. Mike Kelley, an influential Los Angeles artist whose work incorporated stuffed toy animals, sculpture, painting, performance art and music, was found dead in the bathtub of his home in South Pasadena, California on Tuesday, January 31 night.

Los Angeles County Coroner's spokesman Ed Winter said that the 57-year-old's body was found by a friend. He was last seen alive on Sunday, January 29. Police were investigating his death as a possible suicide. Though no suicide note was found in the home, there were no signs of trauma or foul play. An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday, February 2.
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Super Bowl Spot for 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Features More Ninja Fight Scenes

February 02, 2012 05:50:13 GMT


A Super Bowl spot from another big movie has been shared. After "The Avengers" released a preview to its trailer that will air during the football championship, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" has debuted a full version of its promo video that is set to air during the Sunday, February 5 event on NBC.

The Super Bowl ad for "G.I. Joe 2" offers a look at some never-before-seen scenes. It has more footage featuring female ninja Jinx as well as some slow motion ninja battle scenes. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, at one point, is seen launching an attack while plunging off a tall building.
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Melissa Rivers on Dating Steven Hirsch: He Just Happens to Be in Porn Industry

February 02, 2012 05:45:27 GMT


Melissa Rivers has come in defense of her relationship with Vivid Entertainment honcho Steven Hirsch. In a recent interview with "Access Hollywood Live", the "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" star insisted that dating the Porn King and breaking up with Jason Zimmerman, whom she caught having online relationships, are "a very different thing."

"What Jason was doing was interacting and carrying on relationships with people online, versus, someone who just happens to be in the adult entertainment industry," the 44-year-old tried to explain her grounds to host Billy Bush and Kit Hoover during the Wednesday, February 1 sit-down. She later added, "Adult entertainment is everywhere. It's a business."
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Kevin Bacon to Hunt Serial Killer in Kevin Williamson's Pilot for FOX

February 02, 2012 04:57:38 GMT


Kevin Bacon is close to make his return to small screen with Kevin Williamson's untitled new drama pilot for FOX. The 53-year-old actor is reported to be close to take a starring role in the project from the creator of "The Vampire Diaries".

If the deal is sealed, Bacon will be seen portraying a damaged FBI agent who is reactivated after a serial killer, whom he took down, escaped. Things get more complicated this time since the diabolical serial killer uses technology to create a cult of serial killers.
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R. Kelly Releases New Soulful Single 'Share My Love'


February 02, 2012 04:41:55 GMT


R. Kelly delights his fans when he releases a fresh material titled "Share My Love". The R&B singer seduces music lovers through its soulful disco production and its cheeky lyrics, which include such lines as "Let's do what we were born to do/ Populate!/ Let's get together/ Populate!"

"Share My Love" is a first taste from Kelly's new album, which is expected to come out later this year. He hinted about doing a reminiscent to the 1960/70's disco as saying in an interview last year, "I'm thinking of going back to the Shaft [1971] days next year and just see what it's like to bring that back to R&B."
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Gwyneth Paltrow Admits She Once Had Serial Cheater as Boyfriend

February 02, 2012 04:23:44 GMT


Gwyneth Paltrow isn't immune to serial cheater after all. The actress known for her Pepper Potts portrayal in the first two "Iron Man" films got candid about her past love life in an interview for the March issue of Harper's Bazaar, revealing that she knows what it feels like to be betrayed by a boyfriend.

"I had a boyfriend who used to cheat on me all the time," confessed the former girlfriend of Hollywood actors, Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck. She went on to describe her younger self as someone who "was quite naive", further admitting, "I knew on a cellular level, but I bought his story."
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'American Idol' Portland Auditions Feature a 'Gentle Giant' and Another Sob Story

February 02, 2012 03:53:20 GMT


"American Idol" visited Portland, Oregon in the Wednesday, February 1 episode and found a great talent in a big guy. Jermaine Jones, who is 6-foot-8-and-a-half inches tall, was dubbed the "gentle giant" by the judges who admired his voice.

Soft-hearted Jones sang Luther Vandross' "Superstar". Jennifer Lopez praised him, "It's a natural gift you have," while Steven Tyler gushed, "You have a really spiritual voice. It took me away." The three judges agreed to give him the ticket to Hollywood.
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New 'Hunger Games' Photo: Cinna Encouraging Katniss in Critical Moment

February 02, 2012 03:46:47 GMT


Cinna is seen trying to comfort Katniss Everdeen during a critical time in a freshly released image of "The Hunger Games". Being released via Rolling Stone, the brand new still gives a look at the two key characters holding each other closely during what seems to be the last minutes before the deadly games begin.

While Jennifer Lawrence plays the part of heroine Katniss, veteran musician Lenny Kravitz tackles the role of her designer best friend, Cinna. During an interview with the magazine, Kravitz opened up about what has pulled him to the high-profile movie.
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Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and Coldplay to Sing at MusiCares Tribute to Paul McCartney

February 02, 2012 03:25:36 GMT


Not only will Katy Perry perform at the upcoming 54th Annual Grammy Awards but she will also take part in paying homage to its special honoree, Paul McCartney, in MusiCares Person of the Year Event. She's going to be joined at the special gala by the likes of Alicia Keys and Coldplay.

Past MusiCares Person of the Year honorees Tony Bennett and James Taylor are set to perform as well. The other musical guests include Foo Fighters, Alison Krauss, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Neil Young and Sergio Mendes. Serving as a host will be British comedian Eddie Izzard.
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Don Cornelius Leaves No Suicide Note, Mourned by Other Music Legends


February 02, 2012 03:11:04 GMT


Don Cornelius shocked the world with news of his tragic passing on Wednesday, February 1. The "Soul Train" creator was found dead in his Sherman Oaks, California home with "a self-inflicted gunshot wound". While he died of an apparent suicide, it has just been uncovered that he did not leave a suicide note behind.

The Associated Press reported that detectives have not found a suicide note at the house where Cornelius shot himself, and are talking to relatives about his mental state. Police Officer Sara Faden said authorities have ruled out foul play. TMZ additionally noted that Cornelius had plagued with health problems for years, and the pain reportedly had become unbearable.
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'21 Jump Street' to Have World Premiere at 2012 South by Southwest Festival

February 02, 2012 03:05:33 GMT


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Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's anticipated remake comedy "21 Jump Street" is set to have its world premiere at the 2012 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. On Wednesday, February 1, SXSW organizers announced that the movie will have its special screening at the festival on March 12.

The remake of Johnny Depp-starring 1980s TV hit show is due to open wide in the U.S. on March 16, four days after the screening. The story is about two cops who are sent to do undercover work in high schools and colleges to catch troubled youths.
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'Glee': Brittany and Santana to Make Out in Valentine's Day Episode

February 02, 2012 02:42:52 GMT


Valentine's Day spirit will get Brittany and Santana closer on "Glee". In an episode titled "Heart" which is set to air on February 14, the two cheerleaders, whose relationship has turned from platonic to romantic in this season, "are going to make out."

An answer to fans who have been lobbying for a kiss between Brittany and Santana, what will happen with the two girls is described as "sweet and it's romantic and it will satisfy fans." Previously, Heather Morris and Naya Rivera who play the characters teased gleeks with a smooch during a "Glee" tour.
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Snippet of Adam Lambert's 'Better Than I Know Myself' Video


February 02, 2012 02:39:49 GMT


Days leading to the premiere of his "Better Than I Know Myself" video, Adam Lambert releases a short snippet to hold fans over. Clocking in around 30 seconds long, the sneak peek sees the Indianapolis-born singer in his apartment writing lyrics, listening to music on headphones, and doing meditation.

"I definitely wanted to take a more hands on role in the video concept, in the whole process," Lambert said. "Luckily, I got my first pick of director, which was Ray Kay. He's got some great taste and great ideas." He added, "I think when viewers see the video they'll look at the lyrics a little bit differently than may have first considered them."
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Snooki Responds to Pregnancy Rumors: They're Calling Me Fat

February 02, 2012 02:18:51 GMT


Contrary to swirling rumors, Snooki is not expecting her first child with boyfriend Jionni LaValle. The "Jersey Shore" star made use of her appearance on "The Opie & Anthony Show" on Wednesday, February 1 morning to set the record straight, slamming Radar Online, which brought up the story, for calling her fat.

As one of the radio hosts read the story published by Radar, the pint-sized reality star reacted by throwing back question, "Does that mean they're calling me fat?" She went on to say, "That means that I have a belly, then," before adding, "Radar Online says the craziest things." Her co-star JWoww chimed in, "It's actually at this point insulting."
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Adele Stays at No. 1, Holds Off Tim McGraw and Kelly Clarkson From Topping Charts

February 02, 2012 02:01:16 GMT


Adele is still unbeatable. The British pop singer secures the No. 1 positions on both Billboard Hot 200 and Hot 100 with her album "21" and single "Set Fire to the Rain" respectively. She blocks Tim McGraw from debuting atop the album chart and preventing Kelly Clarkson from climbing to the top spot on the single chart.

Adele stays at the first position on Hot 200 by selling 116,000 copies of "21" (up 22% from previous week). This marks her 18th non-consecutive week sitting at the throne of the chart. With two more weeks on the top spot, she will be tied with Whitney Houston and Elvis Presley who both scored 20-week No. 1 run. The former owed it to "The Bodyguard" soundtrack, and the later to "Blue Hawaii".
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Brand New Official Image of Daniel Craig as Scruffy James Bond in 'Skyfall'

February 02, 2012 01:46:53 GMT


A brand new official image from "Skyfall" has been released by Columbia Pictures. While the previously released photo offers a look at James Bond sitting alone by the pool side, this fresh picture sees the stubble-looking flamboyant agent holding his gun. The image shows a scene set in Shanghai, but it doesn't reveal much details.

While "Skyfall" has yet to be released in theaters, the 007 franchise is having its 50th anniversary this year. Celebrating the special event, Sony Pictures Entertainment unveiled a "50 Years of James Bond" poster. The one-sheet features a golden topless lady clutching a gun with all the James Bond movie titles being spread all over her body.
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'House of Lies', 'Shameless', 'Californication' Get New Season Orders


February 02, 2012 01:40:17 GMT


Showtime has given new season orders to its Sunday programs: "House of Lies", "Shameless" and "Californication". The dark comedy series starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, which has become the network's second highest-rated freshman premiere night ever, will return for a second season.

Showing a rating increase in its currently airing season 2, dramedy "Shameless" which revolves around the Gallaghers will return for a third season. As for "Californication", it will return for a sixth season. The David Duchovny-starring series averages 2.96 million viewers in its fifth season.
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Aaron Carter Thanks for Support After Sister Leslie's Death, Autopsy Completed

February 02, 2012 01:29:15 GMT


Aaron Carter has broken his silence regarding his sister's sudden death. Just hours after his family confirmed that Leslie Carter passed away in upstate New York at the age of 25, the 24-year-old singer released a statement of his own, expressing his gratitude for the supports he's been receiving.

"Aaron Carter would like to thank all his fans, friends and especially his cast and crew at 'The Fantasticks' for their outpouring of love and support during this tragic time," Aaron's statement read. Personally, he said, "I am with my family spending much needed time together as we deal with this private matter."
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2012 Grammys Adds Katy Perry as Performer

February 01, 2012 18:30:32 GMT


Katy Perry is going to be on the stage of the Grammys again this year. It has been announced on Wednesday, February 1 that the nominee of Record of the Year and Best Solo Pop Performance is one of the performers at the big music event which has had impressive line-up.

Last year, Perry was also a performer, singing "Not Like the Movies" and "Teenage Dream". A footage of her wedding to now-estranged husband Russell Brand was playing on the back screen while she played the former song. She and Brand displayed their affection for each other during the red carpet walk.
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Officials Investigating Death of 'Soul Train' Creator Don Cornelius

February 01, 2012 17:58:40 GMT


Don Cornelius, the man who famously created television dance series "Soul Train", died in the hand of a gun. The 75-year-old committed suicide in his Sherman Oaks, CA home and his body was found by the cops on Wednesday, February 1 morning at around 4 A.M. PT.

Cornelius was taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:56 A.M. from "an apparent suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot wound," Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told The Hollywood Reporter.
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Nicki Minaj's 'Stupid Hoe' Video Banned From BET


February 01, 2012 17:41:29 GMT


Nicki Minaj's music video for her explicit single "Stupid Hoe" is not accepted on BET, a report from TMZ said. The Hype Williams-directed video was premiered less than two weeks ago and received 4.8 million views on VEVO within 24 hours, breaking a record on the video-sharing site for most views in shortest amount of time.

Nevertheless, BET is not going to run it on their screen. A representative of the network would not specify the reason of the ban, only saying they will not broadcast it. However, sources told TMZ that the video is simply because it is too explicit for television.
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'Jersey Shore' Spin-Off Not Getting Filming Permit From Hoboken

February 01, 2012 17:04:00 GMT


The spin-off of "Jersey Shore" starring Snooki and J-Woww has met a blocking stone. The producers failed to secure a permit to film in Hoboken, New Jersey because the mayor, Dawn Zimmer, made the decision "based on protecting public safety and quality of life concerns for Hoboken residents."

"I write to put you, 495 Productions, MTV and Viacom on formal notice that there will be zero tolerance for this kind of approach in the City of Hoboken," Zimmer said in a written letter to one of the show's producers, Jim Bianco. "Any attempts to film in a manner that is not permitted without a permit will be dealt with immediately and aggressively."
 
 
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