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February 17, 2012

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Kendall Jenner Shows Off New Look With Blonde Hair

February 17, 2012 09:47:20 GMT


Kendall Jenner has made some change on her look. The 16-year-old model posted a picture of her rocking a long blonde wig on Twitter on Thursday, February 16. She is seen wearing a dark-colored top and applying a fresh make-up.

"New look....? What do u think? Loll," so Kendall wrote along with the picture. The half-sister of Kim Kardashian quickly assured her followers that she didn't dye her hair. "Don't worry! Still a brunette! #fooledyou #sillyme," she wrote in another tweet which came along with a picture of her without the wig.
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Chris Brown Denies Saying 'I Promise I Won't Beat You' to Woman

February 17, 2012 09:32:15 GMT


Chris Brown has slammed the report that he used "Can I get your number? I promise I won't beat you!" as a pickup line. He said in a statement, "That is absurd and absolutely not true. I did not say that nor would I joke about that." His rep also denied the rumor by saying, "I'd be surprised if Chris said something like that."

The "Turn Up the Music" singer was rumored using the line when approaching a woman at the Lasio Professional Hair Care suite Grammy gift lounge on February 10. The brunette lady testified to Us Weekly, "He and his friends laughed, then one yelled, 'That's his new line!' Ugh! I wanted to throw up!"
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'Wanderlust' L.A. Premiere: Jennifer Aniston Looks Chic, Malin Akerman Daring

February 17, 2012 09:11:33 GMT


"Wanderlust" has got its red carpet treatment. The David-Wain-directed comedy held its Los Angeles premiere at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California on Thursday, February 16, and some of its stars, namely Jennifer Aniston and Malin Akerman, turned head in their dress.

Aniston, who takes the lead role of Linda, presented a chic look when hitting the red carpet. She opted to wear a black-and-white strapless number by Tom Ford that features leather trim and a mix of checkered and zigzag patterns. She kept her hair down and finished off the look with a pair of black pumps.
News > Music News

Chris Brown Gets Wasted in 'Turn Up the Music' Video

February 17, 2012 09:09:57 GMT


Chris Brown is having too much alcohol in a new music video for his single "Turn Up the Music". He calls a cab and starts hallucinating about being surrounded by animal-masked people. He then enters a warehouse full of people and breaks into a high-energy dance which includes Michael Jackson's signature moves.

"Turn Up the Music" is expected to be included in Breezy's upcoming studio installment "Fortune" which is due later this year. Its music video comes from the direction hands of Breezy and Rob Witt.
News > TV News

'Grey's Anatomy' 8.16 Preview: Cristina Suspects Owen Cheating on Her

February 17, 2012 09:02:25 GMT


Cristina and Owen's relationship problem will likely get worse in the next episode of "Grey's Anatomy". After joining a therapy in the recent episode, Cristina will accuse Owen of cheating on her after he turns down her advance.

While Cristina lets her suspicions get the best of her, Mark tries to woo April by saying she's an attractive woman. Instead of being blown away by the praise, April accuses Mark of sexual harassment.
News > Music News

Jason Mraz Debuts 'I Won't Give Up' Music Video

February 17, 2012 08:17:44 GMT


Jason Mraz releases an inspiring music video directed by Mark Pellington to promote his new single "I Won't Give Up". It's filled with touching scenes including footage of a former Marine who dances with his girl despite missing a leg.

The concept of the video doesn't stray away from the message conveyed in the song. "The story of the video is that we all have our own stories," he shared. "We all have our own version of suffering ... and everybody has many things to NOT give up on."
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Nigel Lythgoe Responds to Simon's Idea to Put 'Idol' Winner Against 'X Factor' and 'Voice' Champs

February 17, 2012 08:15:28 GMT


The rivalry among "American Idol", "The Voice" and "The X Factor (US)" apparently gives Simon Cowell an idea to hold "a super final" for the champions of three shows. "Maybe the winner of @TheXFactorUSA this yr should compete with winner of The Voice & Idol in a super final. Just a thought. I'd be up for it," so he proposes via a tweet.

Quickly responding to the "X Factor" judge's suggestion is Nigel Lythgoe. The executive producer of FOX's "Idol" writes on his own Twitter page, "@simoncowell suggests the IDOL winner should take on the voice and x-factor winners. The problem is the Idol winner will be a star by then."
News > Movie News

Zac Efron Talks Rules of Wooing Girls in New 'The Lorax' Featurette

February 17, 2012 07:32:29 GMT


Lending his voice for a character in "The Lorax", Zac Efron appears in person in a new featurette for the movie. The "Charlie St. Cloud" hunk explains some rules of wooing girls while the video shares scenes featuring his character Ted trying to win the heart of Audrey.

"She has to know that you exist," the Richard Samuels of "Me and Orson Welles" says in rule #1. Giving her a compliment and showing an interest in what interests her are the next steps to get a girl, according to the actor. But above all, he says, "Don't let your mom crush the moment."
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John Mayer Releases Snippet of His New Single 'Shadow Days'

February 17, 2012 07:18:45 GMT


John Mayer is back from his brief hiatus after undergoing a throat surgery late last year. The pop/rock singer is gearing up to release his brand new single "Shadow Days". To tide fans over the upcoming release, he has dropped a one-minute snippet of the song.

"Well I ain't no troublemaker/ And I never meant her harm," Mayer croons over the acoustic guitar tune, insisting he's no bad boy. "I'm a good man, with a good heart/ Had a tough time, got a rough start." Before the music fades, he repeats the line, "My shadow days are over."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Suspended Radio Hosts Issue Apology for Calling Whitney Houston a 'Crack Ho'


February 17, 2012 07:16:48 GMT


Popular radio duo, John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou, have expressed their remorse for making derogatory joke about the late Whitney Houston during an on-air discussion. In a statement released on Thursday, February 16, Kobylt admitted on behalf of himself and co-host Chiampou, "We made a mistake."

The host of "The John and Ken Show" went on to say that the two of them accept KFI AM 640's decision in suspending them from the air for a week and a half. "We used language that was inappropriate," he further acknowledged, "and we sincerely apologize to our listeners and to the family of Ms. Houston."
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Report: Janet Jackson Is Interested to Join 'The X Factor (US)'

February 17, 2012 06:35:15 GMT


Janet Jackson could be one of the new judges on "The X Factor (US)". Though the 45-year-old songstress appeared to dismiss the rumor when she was interviewed on "Anderson", The Hollywood Reporter says that she is indeed in talks to join the second season of the reality series.

Confirming THR's report, E! Online learns from a source close to the sister of the late Michael Jackson that she "would like to do the reality show." However, it's not a done deal since the discussions are still in the early stages.
News > Movie News

'Zorro Reborn' Finds Its Lead Star in Gael Garcia Bernal

February 17, 2012 06:22:56 GMT


The man who is going to wield the sword in upcoming "Zorro Reborn" has just been revealed. 20th Century Fox has tapped Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal to tackle the role of the Spanish masked outlaw in this new take of "Zorro" flick.

Instead of taking place during the Spanish colonial era in the 18th century like its original story, the movie will be set in the future during a desolate and post-apocalyptic time. "In this version, Zorro will be less a caped crusader for justice than a one-man vigilante force bent on revenge, in a western story that has echoes of both Sergio Leone and 'No Country for Old Men'," so it's explained.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Nick Cannon on His Latest Health Scare: My Work Is Going to Kill Me

February 17, 2012 06:11:21 GMT


Nick Cannon has just admitted that he has been warned that his work is going to kill him. A little over a month after he was hospitalized for a mild kidney failure, the "America's Got Talent" host informed fans during his 92.3 NOW morning radio show that he was admitted to the hospital once again for other health issues.

"I have been in the hospital since Friday [February 10], and actually, it's quite serious. I didn't even know," the 31-year-old opened up. "I was actually trying to downplay it a lot - even in my own mind - [and] not go to the hospital because I was having a lot of pain in my back and I thought it was the typical kidney pain that I had been experiencing, but I thought it had been a little bit heightened."
News > Music News

Video Premiere: The Pretty Reckless' 'You'

February 17, 2012 05:04:27 GMT


The Pretty Reckless debut a music video in support of their latest single "You". It follows its lead singer Taylor Momsen as she sits alone in an empty room while crooning the love lullaby and watching footage of her passionate makeout session with her lover during their happier day.

"You" is the fourth single from Pretty Reckless' studio debut "Light Me Up", which was released last summer. As a promotional effort for the album, the band are going to hit the road again beginning March. They will travel across North America until April before heading south for several concerts.
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Charlie Sheen: I'm Tired of Pretending Ashton Kutcher Doesn't Suck on 'Men'


February 17, 2012 05:00:05 GMT


Charlie Sheen has finally let out his true opinion of Ashton Kutcher's performance on "Two and a Half Men". After previously saying only good words about his successor, the former Charlie Harper depicter told TMZ, "I'm tired of pretending the show doesn't suck ... I'm tired of pretending Ashton doesn't suck."

"I'm tired of lying," the 46-year-old father of five declared. The "Spin City" alum went on claiming that his bad comment about Kutcher is "nothing personal," adding, "I just feel bad for him... He's saddled with such bad writing."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Amber Portwood of 'Teen Mom' to Complete Drug Program in Halfway House

February 17, 2012 04:46:14 GMT


Amber Portwood has escaped being sent to prison after being accepted into a drug court diversion program in Madison County, Indiana, but it doesn't mean that she's free from confinement. In fact on Thursday, February 16, Judge David Happe ordered the "Teen Mom" star to complete her rehabilitation at halfway house Sister 2 Sister Ministries.

The Herald Bulletin reported that Portwood seemed to be disappointed by the ruling. She told Happe that she thought she could live with her grandparents while completing the program. In response, the judge told her, "I understand you've been in jail for awhile, and you're frustrated. But the last thing we want to do is release you and have you commit another offense."
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'American Idol' Recap: Aspiring Singers Celebrate the 1950s and 1960s in Las Vegas

February 17, 2012 04:24:14 GMT


After going through Hollywood weeks with some health scares, "American Idol" has brought the remaining contestants to Las Vegas in its latest episode. In the Thursday, February 16 outing, 70 singers who were divided in groups of three or four brought back the music from 1950s or 1960s to the Viva Elvis stage in two-day performances.

Cari Quoyeser, Chase Likens, Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine were up first on Day 1, singing "Dedicated to the One I Love". Cari was sent home, but the other three were given a pass to the next round. Meanwhile, Adam Brock, Erika Van Pelt, Angie Zeiderman and Shelby Tweten who sang "Great Balls of Fire" were also moving on to the next round.
News > Music News

Nicki Minaj Defends Her Musical Exorcism at Grammy Awards


February 17, 2012 04:21:35 GMT


Nicki Minaj broke her silence on the complaint about her exorcism performance at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. The femcee insisted that what she performed on the stage that Sunday night, February 12 was fictional.

"You know how people write plays and movies?" she said. "That's what I did. I wrote that and I gave the world a tiny little preview of what was to come. And so I have to perform it on the set in which it would be in the movie, right?"
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Josh Duhamel: I Don't Think the Original Cast Are Returning for 'Transformers 4'

February 17, 2012 03:46:45 GMT


Speculations that "Transformers 4" will have a whole new cast might turn out to be true after all. When met at the launch party for Sony PlayStation's new PS Vita portable entertainment system recently, Josh Duhamel shared his belief that none of the original cast will return to do the reboot for the franchise.

The actor playing William Lennox in the first three "Transformers" movies told E! News, "I don't think anybody's doing it." He went on to say that he's sure leading man Shia LaBeouf won't be coming back. He also doesn't think that Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley or anybody else is doing it.
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'Wanderlust' Red Band Trailer: Jennifer Aniston in Bed With Three Naked Women

February 17, 2012 03:14:12 GMT


A restricted trailer for Jennifer Aniston's upcoming movie "Wanderlust" has just arrived. It's filled with R-rated scenes including the one which sees her character, Linda, sleeping in the nude with three naked women. It also includes footage which shows her starting imagining things when she gets wasted.

Linda goes through those racy experiences after she and her partner George move in to Atlanta and stumble upon Elysium, an idyllic community populated by colorful characters. George is portrayed by Paul Rudd, who also serves as one of the producers and screenwriters.
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'Vampire Diaries' 3.16 Preview: A Boxing Girl From Damon's Past

February 17, 2012 03:12:54 GMT


Another girl from Damon's past will show up in present time when "The Vampire Diaries" returns with a new episode after a three-week hiatus. When Stefan mentions Sage to Damon, she appears in a flashback scene as a woman who beats a man in a boxing ring.

Sage will be portrayed by former "Smallville" actress Cassidy Freeman. The character is described as a "ballsy and sexy and dynamic and fun" vampire with ties to the Originals as well as to Damon. It appears that she and the older Salvatore had a good time together a hundred years ago.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Marcia Gay Harden Is Divorcing Husband After Nearly 15 Years of Marriage

February 17, 2012 02:44:10 GMT


Marcia Gay Harden is putting an end to her longtime marriage. The Billie McCandless of "Into the Wild" has filed for divorce from husband Thaddaeus Scheel after nearly 15 years of marriage, her representative has confirmed.

"For the sake of the couple's three children, Harden would like to request that the family's privacy be respected at this time," the rep says in a statement released via PEOPLE. "No further comments will be made on this matter, and we thank you for your understanding."
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Chris Brown and Rihanna to Reunite in 'Birthday Cake' Remix

February 17, 2012 02:41:02 GMT


Rumor has it, Chris Brown and Rihanna will hook up in an upcoming remix of her latest single "Birthday Cake". According to Hot97's MissInfo, Breezy has already recorded two verses for the revamped track. If they both make the cut, he will be singing and rapping in the song.

The collaboration news came just a few days after Breezy was reported helping Riri celebrate her 24th birthday. He allegedly was among the 100 of guests who came to the Caribbean-themed party at the Hearst Mansion in Beverly Hills on Monday, February 13 night.
News > Movie News

'Spider-Man' Broadway Producers Reach Deal With Julie Taymor Over Royalties

February 17, 2012 02:28:03 GMT


At least one chapter in a legal dispute between "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" producers and former director Julie Taymor has ended. 8 Legged Productions has agreed to pay Taymor's full royalties, settling the litigation between the two parties.

Additionally, the producers have reached an agreement on compensation for Taymor on subsequent productions of the show. No amount was disclosed in the partial settlement though.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Whitney Houston's Family Invited Bobby Brown to Funeral to Keep the Peace


February 17, 2012 02:17:24 GMT


Whitney Houston's ex-husband is not banned from attending her funeral this coming Saturday, February 18 after all. According to TMZ, family of the "Greatest Love of All" singer has formally invited Bobby Brown to attend the service, which will be held at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.

Sources claimed that Houston family made the decision at the last minute because they felt "it would keep the peace at the funeral." They did note that "some family members were against it." Brown himself is said to be determined to be there, and plan to leave New Jersey on private jet to make it to his Connecticut concert, which is scheduled to take place just hours after the funeral.
News > Music News

Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys to Perform at Whitney Houston's Funeral

February 17, 2012 01:51:32 GMT


More details of Whitney Houston's upcoming funeral are revealed. According to A. Curtis Farrow of Newark-based Irving Street Rep company that's helping the Houstons organize the service, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys are invited to sing.

In addition to those two, the funeral will have R. Kelly and Donnie McClurkin perform, the source furthermore revealed to the Star-Ledger. They will be joined in the tribute performance segment by Whitney's godmother Aretha Franklin.
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Mother's Serious Illness Could've Forced Stephen Colbert to Halt Show Production

February 17, 2012 01:39:03 GMT


Since "The Colbert Report" abruptly canceled the taping for the rest of the week, people have been questioning the reason why. After it was said that a family illness might force the production delay, The Huffington Post now comes out with a detailed info, claiming to have heard from a source close to the show that it's Stephen Colbert's 91-year-old mother who is seriously ill.

Previously, "The Colbert Report" informed audience members about the production delay by sending an email read, "Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have canceled our taping for the date of your ticket reservation, Feb. 15, 2012. We are very sorry for any inconvenience." The show later announced that it would "air repeat episodes on Wednesday, Feb. 15, and Thursday, Feb. 16."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Rosie O'Donnell Apologizes for 'Fear of Little People' Comment

February 17, 2012 01:30:58 GMT


Rosie O'Donnell is taking responsibility for saying that she has a "mild fear or anxiety around little people" on "The Rosie Show". After "Little People, Big World" stars Matthew and Amy Roloff admitted they are saddened by her confession, the talk show host/comedienne took to her Twitter to apologize for the comment.

In a tweet for Amy, the 49-year-old wrote, "i am sorry my words hurt u and made u sad - they were ineloquently phrased - i apologize and am pained at my own inadequacy." She later admitted that she "messed up" in a response to a follower's tweet that read, "I'm so happy you apologized. I got an instant stomach ache when I heard you say it. I knew it didn't come out right."
News > Celebrity Gossip

2012 Annual Kids' Choice Awards Nominees Announced


February 16, 2012 19:18:38 GMT


The nominees for the 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards have been unveiled. Fans can vote for their favorite stars beginning March 1 on Nick.com in addition to a Facebook application and Twitter custom hash tags.

In television, "iCarly" dominates the field by being listed under Favorite TV Show and having four of its cast taking a nomination each. In movie, "Harry Potter" franchise takes three nominations including Favorite movie in addition to a nomination in Favorite Book. In the music categories, LMFAO, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift go head-to-head, all receiving two nods for Favorite Group/Female Singer and Favorite Song.
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Kristin Kreuk Joins Potential Series 'Beauty and the Beast'

February 16, 2012 18:42:36 GMT


Kristin Kreuk is hopping from one Disney character to another. The Canadian actress who once portrayed the titular character in TV movie "Snow White", is tackling the role of "Beauty" in the TV pilot for The CW, "Beauty and the Beast".

Unlike the fairy tale, this version of "Beauty and the Beast" is a modern-day romantic love story with a procedural twist.

 Kreuk plays Catherine, a tough-minded NYPD homicide detective haunted by witnessing her mother's murder nine years ago and the killers' quick demise at the hands of a Beast. After years of searching, Catherine finally finds the Beast, Vincent Koslow, the survivor of a military experiment that went disastrously wrong, and becomes the protector of his secret life as a superhero.
News > Music News

Nicki Minaj Tapped to Open NBA All-Star Game

February 16, 2012 18:29:52 GMT


Nicki Minaj will be one of the performers at the upcoming NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 26 in Orlando, Florida. The "Super Bass" rapper is tapped to open the show with a medley of her hits as the players' names are announced.

Meanwhile, Mary J. Blige will sing the national anthem and Pitbull will perform in the halftime show with Ne-Yo and Nayer. Ne-Yo, for one, will participate in the All-Star celebrity game on February 24 along with Common, Kevin Hart and Vinny Guadagnino of "Jersey Shore".
News > Celebrity Gossip

Jason Bateman and Wife Welcome a Baby Girl

February 16, 2012 18:11:50 GMT


Jason Bateman is officially the only man in his family. The "Horrible Bosses" actor's wife, Amanda Anka, gave birth to another baby girl on Friday, February 10 in Los Angeles, his representative confirmed to several websites.

The couple named the newborn Maple Sylvie. She joins big sister, Francesca Nora, who was born in 2006. Jason and Amanda, daughter of singer Paul Anka, started dating in 1998 and have been married since 2001. Paul was the one who announced Amanda's pregnancy back in August last year, telling ET Canada, "I'm going to be a grandfather again!"
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Jennifer Lopez's 'Q'Viva' to Debut on FOX in March

February 16, 2012 17:49:23 GMT


Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's joint show has found a home. "Q'Viva! The Chosen", a Latin American talent show produced by the ex-spouses, will debut the English-language version on FOX on Saturday, March 3 and air two hour episodes for five weeks until the grand finale on April 7.

"I am thrilled about our new association with FOX and to have their support in introducing Q'Viva! to a global audience," Anthony said. Lopez added, "Q'Viva is a passion project on so many levels. It's really our dream to see it come together. This is about creating a live visual experience about Latin culture, rhythm and dance. I believe that people will be so enlightened, so enriched by this experience."
 
 
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