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February 14, 2012

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Tiffany Thornton Expecting First Child With Christopher Carney

February 14, 2012 09:14:23 GMT


Tiffany Thornton has a bun in the oven. The "So Random!" star and her husband Christopher Carney are expecting their first child together. She tweets the happy news on Monday, February 13, "@ChrisGCarney and I are SO EXCITED to announce that we are going to be parents!! that's right...I'm pregnant! We couldn't be happier! :)."

Not long after revealing her pregnancy, Thornton posts another message to thank her followers for their congratulatory tweets. "Aww I wish I could reply each and every fan who is @replying me right now. Y'all are the best!! Thank u so much for your tweets :) :)," so she writes.
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Paul McCartney Personally Lays Flowers for Whitney Houston at Makeshift Memorial

February 14, 2012 09:10:51 GMT


Paul McCartney has personally paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston. Two days after the "I Will Always Love You" hitmaker died in her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the former member of The Beatles was spotted visiting the makeshift memorial created outside the hotel.

Dressed casually in sweatpants and a sports jacket, the 69-year-old singer laid a bouquet of yellow roses at the scene. During the Monday, February 13 outing, he was joined by his wife Nancy Shevell. He was also caught on tape shaking hands with some of Houston's fans before leaving.
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Cassie Debuts 'King of Hearts' Music Video

February 14, 2012 09:04:41 GMT


Cassie has premiered a music video in support of her new single "King of Hearts". The model-turned-singer parades her hot bod in a barely-there leather ensemble and busts a seductive move in a bra top and a pair of baggy pants. All the while, a hooded guy comes approaching the room where she stays.

"King of Hearts" is expected to appear in Cassie's second studio album which might come out later this year. "You are the prince of charm/ Seduction is your art/ You never play my love/ You're just my king of hearts," she sings irresistible hook over the bouncy beat.
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Zachary Levi Cast in FOX's Comedy Pilot, Peter Mensah Joining 'True Blood'

February 14, 2012 09:00:34 GMT


Zachary Levi has landed a new job just weeks after "Chuck" wrapped. The title character depicter on the recently axed NBC series has been tapped to headline FOX's single-camera comedy pilot "Let It Go".

In the ensemble comedy, the "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" actor will play one half of a married couple. The story follows "the husband, his best friend and her sister as they try to navigate, negotiate and sometimes manipulate society's unspoken rules."
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Hilary Duff's Husband Mike Comrie Retires From NHL

February 14, 2012 08:59:31 GMT


Hilary Duff will likely have more time with Mike Comrie. It's because her husband has decided to retire early from ice hockey. In a statement released on Monday, February 13, he said, "My career has afforded me a series of phenomenal opportunities to play and become friends with some of the greatest people I have ever known and some of the greatest players who have ever played this game."

"To have made the lasting friendships I enjoy today with so many of my former teammates is something that will stay with me for the rest of my life," the 31-year-old Canadian athlete went on. "It's the reward that has made all the hard work, the trades, the moves and the surgeries worthwhile."
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Justin Bieber Sets His Goal on Grammys With New Album 'Believe'

February 14, 2012 08:36:16 GMT


Justin Bieber plans to seek revenge for his lost at this year's Grammys by dominating the awards show when it returns next year. He let his fans know about his big goal soon after the star-studded event came to an end on Sunday night, February 12.

"Congrats to all the winners tonight. glad to see friends of mine doing there thing. Next year we are coming with #BELIEVE," the teen singer wrote. "And one more thing... I was born to be somebody..aint nothing that's ever gonna stop me! #BELIEVE."
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First 7 Minutes of NBC's New Series 'Awake' Address the Strange Twist

February 14, 2012 08:23:56 GMT


To hype up the anticipated premiere of "Awake", NBC has previewed the first seven minutes of the first episode. It opens with a car accident involving main character Detective Michael Britten, his wife Hannah, and son Rex.

The accident fractures his life into two competing realities: one in which Rex survived while Hannah is dead, and the other in which Hannah survived but Rex did not. Trying to keep both his loved ones alive, Michael starts living a "double life", dealing with different personal conflicts.
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First Official Look at Saoirse Ronan in 'Byzantium' Unleashed

February 14, 2012 08:10:26 GMT


The first still from vampire thriller "Byzantium" has been made available for viewing pleasure. Coming out via Deadline, it gives away the first official look at one of its leading ladies, Saoirse Ronan. She is featured in the image covering her head with a bright red hood and holding her bloodied fingers close to her mouth.

In the Neil Jordan-directed movie, Ronan takes on the role of Eleanor, a teenager who is turned into a vampire by her own mother. The 17-year-old star of "Hanna" teams up with "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time" beauty Gemma Arterton, who plays her on-screen mother, Clara.
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Video Premiere: will.i.am's 'Great Times'

February 14, 2012 07:58:06 GMT


will.i.am heads to Brazil in a music video to support his latest solo single "Great Times". The Black Eyed Peas member is seen taking his fans for a quick tour across the country before hitting the club and spinning the turntable to provide soundtrack for the night.

The heavily-autotuned single is confirmed for will's upcoming hashtag solo studio album "#willpower", which is expected to come out later this year. " '#willpower' is uplifiting songs, encouragement for those that need it," he said of the effort.
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Dan Aykroyd Hints About Replacing Bill Murray in 'Ghostbusters 3'


February 14, 2012 07:32:48 GMT


Dan Aykroyd has given a few tidbits regarding his next big-screen project "Ghostbusters 3". In a chat with Empire, the Raymond Stantz depicter hints about recasting Peter Venkman with another actor since the original star, Bill Murray, is reluctant to reprise his role.

"We have a deep, private personal relationship that transcends business," Aykroyd states. He also comments on Murray's reluctance to return to the third installment of "Ghostbusters", saying, "We communicate frequently and his position on the involvement in 'Ghostbusters 3' has been made clear and I respect that."
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'Glee' to Officially Dedicate Valentine's Day Episode to Whitney Houston

February 14, 2012 07:19:48 GMT


"Glee" producers will make the upcoming Valentine's Day episode an official tribute for the late Whitney Houston. A representative for the musical series has confirmed, "The producers have decided to dedicate the episode to Houston's memory with a card in the end credits."

Coincidentally, the February 14 outing titled "Heart" will feature Amber Riley's Mercedes performing "I Will Always Love You", a Dolly Parton song which was covered by Houston for her 1992 film "The Bodyguard". The "Glee" actress had a chance to meet the "My Love Is Your Love" singer just days before her passing.
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Matthew Bomer Finally Goes Public About His Sexual Orientation

February 14, 2012 07:18:37 GMT


Matthew Bomer has officially come out of the closet. The Neal Caffrey of "White Collar" spoke publicly about being gay when accepting the New Generation Arts and Activism Award for his efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards last Saturday, February 11.

At the gala taking place at the Palm Springs Convention Center, the 34-year-old actor thanked his longtime partner, publicist Simon Halls, and their three children. "I'd really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry," he said onstage. "Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment."
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Whitney Houston's Body Has Arrived at Funeral Home in New Jersey

February 14, 2012 06:50:24 GMT


The body of Whitney Houston has finally arrived in her home state of New Jersey. Just before midnight on Monday, February 13 night, a gold hearse was spotted leaving the Teterboro Airport in New Jersey and heading to Whigham Funeral Home in Newark under heavy police escort.

WABC-TV reported that the private jet carrying the pop icon's remains landed at the airport at approximately 10:30 P.M. local time. Reuters additionally detailed that when the hearse arrived at the funeral home, which handled the funeral of Houston's father back in 2003, a crowd of about 50 fans had gathered outside.
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Tracklisting for 'The Hunger Games' Soundtrack Album Unveiled

February 14, 2012 06:40:26 GMT


Tracklisting for "The Hunger Games" soundtrack album has been revealed. Taylor Swift, who has already released its lead single "Safe & Sound" and premiered a music video for it, has another track recorded for the theme song compilation.

According to a listing on iTunes, the other song performed by Taylor for the upcoming album is titled "Eyes Wide Open". She said about it to MTV News, "I have another song on the soundtrack, and it just ended up so organically coming together, I can't believe it, really."
News > Movie News

Guillermo del Toro to Direct 'Beauty and the Beast' With Emma Watson Attached to Star

February 14, 2012 06:39:39 GMT


Guillermo del Toro could direct Emma Watson in "Beauty and the Beast (2013)". The man behind "Pan's Labyrinth" has been on board to produce the new take on the fairytale since it was first developed, and now he is reported to tackle the helming duty as well.

As for Watson, who is best known for her portrayal of Hermione Granger in "Harry Potter" film series, she has been attached to headline the period film. Details of her character and the movie's storyline, however, remain scarce.
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Dolly Parton Cries When Watching Jennifer Hudson's Tribute to Whitney Houston


February 14, 2012 05:53:01 GMT


Dolly Parton was overwhelmed with emotion when watching Jennifer Hudson's moving tribute to Whitney Houston. The 66-year-old artist said in a statement, "I was brought to tears again last night, as I'm sure many were, when Jennifer Hudson sang 'I Will Always Love You' on the Grammys in memory of Whitney."

The country music veteran continued, "Like everybody else, I am still in shock. But I know that Whitney will live forever in all the great music that she left behind. I will always have a very special piece of her in the song we shared together and had the good fortune to share with the world. Rest in peace, Whitney. Again, we will always love you."
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'Gossip Girl' 5.16 Preview: Is Dan Winning Over Chuck?

February 14, 2012 05:50:23 GMT


Serena and Blair's friendship will be once again put to the test in the next episode of "Gossip Girl". After witnessing Blair and Dan kiss, Serena wonders if her friend falls for Dan. Blair, however, will try to prove that Serena's suspicions are wrong in order to save their friendship.

Serena is not the only one who is upset with Blair and Dan's smooch. Chuck asks Blair if her feelings for him have changed, but she is seemingly unsure about her own heart. Dan, meanwhile, boasts in front of Chuck that they are not in a competition, but he is already winning over him.
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Halle Berry's Boyfriend Gets Ticketed in Front of Nahla's School

February 14, 2012 05:07:04 GMT


Another Hollywood star has just had a little run-in with the law. Olivier Martinez, the rumored fiance of Halle Berry, was caught on camera on Monday, February 13 pointing at the front of his car while standing in front of a policeman. TMZ reported it happened in front of the school where Berry's daughter Nahla went to.

Law enforcement sources further informed the gossip site that 46-year-old Martinez was pulled over by the police in West Hollywood for having no front license plate and no current registration stickers. Fortunately for the "Dark Tide" actor, he was only issued a ticket, and was sent along his way.
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'Bachelor' Recap: Ben Questions Courtney's Intention, Sends Home Two More Girls

February 14, 2012 04:36:51 GMT


Ben Flajnik continued her dates with the remaining six girls in the latest episode of "The Bachelor", before picking four of them for hometown dates next week. Scoring the first one-on-one date in the Monday, February 13 outing was Lindzi.

They jumped out of a helicopter into an ocean. The couple kissed and wrote a message which was send out to sea in a bottle. "I'm definitely falling in love with Ben," so Lindzi admitted as she described it as the "best feeling ever."
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Introduction to 'John Carter' Gets Highlighted in New International Featurette

February 14, 2012 04:25:10 GMT


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Less than a month before "John Carter" unleashed its adventure in the theaters across the United States, Disney unveils a brand new international featurette for the Andrew Stanton-directed movie. It offers an introduction to the sci-fi film itself and the significance of Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel the movie is based on.

While leading man Taylor Kitsch and co-star Lynn Collins talk about the story, director/co-writer Stanton and second unit director/co-writer Mark Andrews went into details on Burroughs' novel, "A Princess of Mars". Fellow star Willem Defoe additionally points out, "John Carter had to be there in order for 'Star Wars' to happen. Or 'Avatar' to happen."
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Adele Vows Not to Record Breakup Song Again

February 14, 2012 04:18:46 GMT


Hot on the heels of her big win at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, Adele's interview for her cover story on Vogue's latest issue is released. During the chat, the British popstar drops a hint about what to expect from her upcoming studio album. She says she won't write a breakup song ever again, stating, "I'm done with being a bitter witch."

Adele talks about the matter when responding to remarks from the interview that "it's going to take a brave man to date her." She replies, "Come on! I'm wifey material! I'm great. No one's got to be brave. It's not like, 'You f**k me over and I'm going to write a record and make you the most hated man in the world.' I am never writing a breakup record again, by the way."
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Kate Upton Heats Up the Cover of 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

February 14, 2012 03:48:21 GMT


Kate Upton has been unraveled as the cover girl of 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. The 19-year-old beauty has been touted as a favorite for the coveted spot since she was named Rookie of the Year in 2011, and in the latest issue, she graces the cover in a barely-there red and brown string bikini.

The cover was originally scheduled to be revealed on Monday, February 13 night on "Late Show With David Letterman", but Boston sports blog Barstool Sports leaked it early. After it became a buzz, founder David Portnoy tweeted, "Wait did we just leak the Kate Upton SI cover? We're so good we leak s--t and don't even know."
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Grammys Scores Second Biggest Audience, 'Walking Dead' Returns With Record Ratings

February 14, 2012 03:35:05 GMT


CBS enjoyed big ratings on Sunday, February 12 with the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. Aired a day after Whitney Houston's death, the show which saw some tributes to the late singer delivered the second largest audience ever with 39.9 million viewers, or up 50% from last year.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, the music-awarding event hosted by LL Cool J drew a 14.1/32, or up 41% from last year. Placed behind the 1984 Grammys (43.8 million) in audience number, the Sunday telecast matched the show's best adults 18-49 delivery since 1990.
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'Transformers 4' Will Be a Reboot With Michael Bay Confirmed as Director


February 14, 2012 03:14:12 GMT


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Details surrounding "Transformers 4" have been unraveled. In an interview with MTV News recently, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura confirmed that the next installment of the "Transformers" movie series would be a reboot and Michael Bay, who helmed the three previous movies, would return to the directing seat.

"Yeah Michael's gonna direct," Lorenzo spilled before revealing when the movie would likely to come out. "It'll be releasing in the summer of 2014." The producer furthermore gushed, "We're excited and I think the challenge there is we really are gonna do a reboot, and what that's gonna be we don't even know yet."
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Taylor Swift Takes Lonely Stroll in 'Safe and Sound' Video From 'Hunger Games'

February 14, 2012 02:37:51 GMT


Taylor Swift's music video for "Safe & Sound", a soundtrack for "The Hunger Games", has arrived for fans' viewing pleasure. The pop/country singer with her long hair slightly disheveled is seen making her way barefooted through a barren forest. After a long walk, she comes into an abandoned cabin and finds a mockingjay pin.

"Don't you dare look out your window, darling everything's on fire," Taylor croons while some of wooded area is burnt around her. While she is taking a stroll in the woods, The Civil Wars who also lend their vocals to the song are staying inside. They sit comfortably in front of fireplace in a dimly-lit room.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Hugh Hefner Hopes Son Will Work Things Out Following Domestic Violence Arrest

February 14, 2012 02:25:20 GMT


Hugh Hefner is a man of few words when it comes to his son's recent domestic violence arrest. After 21-year-old Marston got in trouble with the law for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, 2011 Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair, the Playboy founder simply said he hopes that the two can work things out.

Sharing his thoughts on the matter, Hef told PEOPLE, "If they care about each other, they'll patch it up." While he has been active in Twitter, the 85-year-old hasn't made any reference to Marston's arrest. His most recent tweet in fact informed fans, "I did an interview with People.com on plans for Valentine's Day for my girlfriends & me. It will be their day."
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First Teaser Trailer of 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Sees Epic Battles

February 14, 2012 02:18:36 GMT


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After being previewed on CBS, the first official teaser trailer for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" has come out in full via Time.com. Highlighting the gritty and dark tone of the movie, the sneak-peek video previews some epic battle scenes in which Abe uses his axe to kill vampires.

Based on Seth Graham-Smith's novel of the same title, the upcoming film presents Abe as a man who dedicates his life to destroy vampires with an axe after his mother was killed by the bloodsuckers. He continues to hunt the immortal creatures all the way through his presidency.
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Nicki Minaj Offends Catholic League Due to Her 'Vulgar' Exorcism Performance at Grammys


February 14, 2012 01:42:09 GMT


Fresh off her "Roman Holiday" performance at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, Nicki Minaj comes under fire from Catholic League. The female rapper is slammed by the conservative religious organization for delivering a theatrical show that involves "a mock confessional skit" and "a mock exorcism."

"Perhaps the most vulgar part was the sexual statement that showed a scantily clad female dancer stretching backwards while an altar boy knelt between her legs in prayer," says the League's president Bill Donohue. "Finally, 'Come All Ye Faithful' was sung while a man posing as a bishop walked on stage; Minaj was shown levitating."
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Whitney Houston's Body Being Flown to New Jersey, Funeral Plans Underway

February 14, 2012 01:33:11 GMT


The body of Whitney Houston has reportedly been flown from Los Angeles to New Jersey by private plane. NBC New York reported the pop icon's remains will be given a police escort to Whigham Funeral Home upon its arrival on Monday, February 13 night, a day after an autopsy was completed.

In the meantime, funeral arrangements were reportedly being made. Words have swirled around that a wake is planned for Thursday, February 16, while a private family service is expected to be held on Friday, February 17 at the Prudential Center, an 18,000-seat arena in Newark, New Jersey.
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Oprah Winfrey Apologizes After Violating Nielsen Rules With Promotional Tweet


February 14, 2012 01:28:08 GMT


Oprah Winfrey has landed in hot water with Nielsen after begging viewers to tune into her channel OWN while the 54th Annual Grammy Awards was on air. "Every 1 who can please turn to OWN especially if u have a Neilsen box," so she tweeted on Sunday, February 12, and added later, "Commercial Grammy people..u can turn to OWN."

The tweet may have violated the ratings service policy by targeting Nielsen box-top owners "to change their viewing habits." After she was notified of her violation, Oprah deleted the first tweet and issued a statement read, "I removed the tweet at the request of Nielsen. I intended no harm and apologize for the reference."
 
 
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