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February 18, 2012

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Tyra Banks: Don't Chase the Money, Chase the Passion

February 18, 2012 06:26:57 GMT


Tyra Banks has opened up about the secret behind her successful career and business. The 38-year-old media mogul, who will graduate from Harvard Business School this month, revealed that being "vulnerable" is okay because "things don't always have to be perfect."

"You have a drive that the average person does not have. I've just started to take care of myself, and you need to do that, too," she went on when being interviewed by Youngme Moon on Tuesday, February 14. "Don't chase the money, even if you want to be a banker. Chase the passion. Chase the dream."
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Hilary Duff Shares Upside-Down Kiss With Husband in Black-and-White Photo

February 18, 2012 06:12:29 GMT


Hilary Duff continues to shower fans with photos documenting her baby bump, but this time around, she flaunts her husband's affection for her. The former "Lizzie McGuire" star recently changed the profile picture on her verified Twitter account, unveiling a black-and-white picture of her and Mike Comrie sharing an upside-down kiss.

The particular shot was taken by Elizabeth Messina. It sees the pregnant Duff caressing her growing bump while leaning on a chair to lock lips with her husband, who has just announced his retirement from the NHL. Happy that her fans enjoyed the picture, she tweeted on Wednesday, February 15, "Glad you guys like my new pic! Much love to all you guys."
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New 'Avengers' Photo Highlights Thor and Agent Coulson in Helicarrier

February 18, 2012 05:53:49 GMT


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Another fresh image from "The Avengers" has been unleashed by Marvel Studios via Facebook. Instead of giving a look at an action scene from the movie, the new still shows Thor and Agent Phil Coulson sharing a buddy time while examining a monitor screen abroad the Helicarrier, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s super massive flying base of operations.

Chris Hemsworth and Clark Gregg reprise their roles as Thor and Agent Coulson respectively. In a recent Twitter live-chat event being held to promote the superhero film, Gregg explained that the upcoming film will take a different approach to his character as stating, "Very diff dynamic in ['Iron Man'], 'Thor' and 'Avengers'. Diff heroes, more layers to Coulson's world/powers revealed."
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CNN, E! and BET to Air Live Coverage of Whitney Houston's Funeral


February 18, 2012 05:53:37 GMT


Several cable networks have unveiled their plans to air coverage of Whitney Houston's funeral on Saturday, February 18. CNN is one of them, scheduling "Whitney Houston: Life, Death Music" which will be anchored by Piers Morgan, Soledad O'Brien and Don Lemon at 11:00 A.M. ET.

E! will additionally broadcast the funeral without interruptions from inside the church. Tapped as the anchor is Jason Kennedy, who will provide insight into the the details of the event. The channel also plans an E! News Special Report, "Whitney Houston: The Funeral", beginning at 11:30 A.M. ET.
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Britney Spears Paying Beauty Company in Settlement of Perfume Deal Lawsuit

February 18, 2012 05:24:37 GMT


Britney Spears has reportedly put an end to a lawsuit that accused her of fraud and deceit. According to TMZ, the "Till the World Ends" singer has finally settled the suit filed by Brand Sense Partners, LLC, the beauty company that helped her to secure a perfume deal with Elizabeth Arden.

Words are, Britney has agreed to pay Brand Sense Partners. The gossip site claimed that the 30-year-old, who has gotten engaged to longtime boyfriend Jason Trawick in December 2011, paid the beauty company commissions for a period of years as well as a lump sum. The financial terms of the settlement, however, are being kept private.
News > Music News

Video Premiere: Skrillex's 'Bangarang'

February 18, 2012 05:21:59 GMT


Fresh off his double victory at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, Skrillex releases a music video for his latest single "Bangarang". It follows a trio of youngsters who rob an ice cream truck to get sweet treat for free. The twist, the older versions of those kids buy ice cream from the truck owner using the money they stole from some robbers.

"Bangarang" is the title track of Skrillex's newest mini album. The "Bangarang" EP was released in December 2011 as a follow-up to his Grammy-winning album "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites [EP]". He received Best Dance/Electronica Album prize for the CD.
News > Movie News

Report: Jennifer Aniston Wants Her Breasts-Baring Scene in 'Wanderlust' Being Pulled


February 18, 2012 05:19:42 GMT


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Jennifer Aniston reportedly made a last-minute decision to pull her breasts-baring scene from her upcoming R-rated comedy, "Wanderlust". An insider revealed to The Wrap that the former "Friends" star has demanded the producers to replace her topless scene with a "tamer version".

According to the report, the mentioned scene shows Aniston baring her breats in front of TV news cameras. In a version that will be featured in the movie, the actress will be seen topless from behind with her bare breasts being shown "pixelated" on TV screens.
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'Supernatural' Promo for March Return: Misha Collins Is Back

February 18, 2012 05:13:01 GMT


"Supernatural" is going on a hiatus after airing "Repo Man" on Friday, February 17, but a promo for the next episode has been released to share what can be expected when the show returns in March. The sneak-peek video features Sam being wheeled on a stretcher and Dean getting kicked in the face.

As for clues to the case that the Winchester brothers will handle, the promo has scenes of a bloody ballerina lying on the floor, and a boy holding a knife after he is listening to a creepy voice coming out from an old-fashioned record player.
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Michael Jackson's Estate Embroiled in Legal War With Late Singer's Former Manager

February 18, 2012 04:50:10 GMT


A legal war over Michael Jackson's earnings has broken out between his estate and his former manager. Attorneys for both sides have filed lawsuit against one another in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, February 17. The late singer's estate accused Tohme R. Tohme of breach of fiduciary duty, but he insisted he helped save MJ's career after his child molestation trial.

The documents filed by MJ's estate noted that Tohme "took control of virtually all of Jackson's personal and professional affairs, then did as he pleased" after being hired. It further read, "With no oversight or supervision, Tohme quickly set about to and did install a far-reaching and very lucrative financial package for himself obtained as a result of a manifest breach of his fiduciary duties."
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'Sons of Anarchy' Creator Dishes on Four New Characters in Season 5

February 18, 2012 04:35:42 GMT


"Sons of Anarchy" will introduce four new major characters in season 5, so Kurt Sutter reveals through his blog. Detailing one of the new faces, the creator of the drama series writes, "One is Damon Pope, who's daughter Tig killed at the end of season 4."

As for the other three characters, he coyly shares, "I'll tell you this much. One wears a patch we've never seen. One is hard, curvy and very sexy. One packs a platinum .45 with a walrus tusk handle, he's incredibly dangerous, but really, he just wants to be loved."
News > Movie News

2012 NAACP Image Awards Winners in Movie: 'The Help' Claims Three Coveted Prizes

February 18, 2012 04:24:21 GMT


The 2012 NAACP Image Awards has revealed its movie winners during a ceremony on Friday, February 17. Claiming the top prize of Outstanding Motion Picture was "The Help", which also became the biggest winner at the night by taking home three kudos in total.

The civil-rights era drama also brought its actresses Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer to win the awards for Outstanding Actress and Supporting Actress respectively. Meanwhile, the actors from "Jumping the Broom", Laz Alonso and Mike Epps, took home the Outstanding Actor and Supporting Actor respectively.
News > Music News

2012 NAACP Image Awards Winners in Music: Jennifer Hudson Pulls Double Victory

February 18, 2012 04:18:25 GMT


Jennifer Hudson won big at the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards. The finalist of "American Idol" season 3 pocketed two coveted prizes, Outstanding Music Video for "Where You At" clip and Outstanding Album for "I Remember Me".

In the former category, J-Hud beat Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Beyonce Knowles and Adele. In winning the latter kudo, she once again defeated Jill and Beyonce in addition to besting two other competitors, Chris Brown and Lupe Fiasco.
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Chris Colfer Stops at Nothing to Achieve Dream in First 'Struck by Lightning' Trailer


February 18, 2012 04:02:10 GMT


The first trailer for Chris Colfer's coming-of-age comedy "Struck by Lighting" has been debuted. Coming out via E! News, the sneak peek gives a look at the "Glee" actor as Carson Phillips, an outcast in his high school who blackmails his classmates into contributing to his literary journal.

While Carson threatens his fellow students with their secrets, his mom Sheryl looks for a way to reconnect with him as he prepares to head off to college. The story is told in flashback from Carson's perspective after he is struck and killed by a lightning in the opening scene of the movie.
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2012 NAACP Image Awards Winners in TV: 'Law and Order: SVU', 'Up All Night' and More

February 18, 2012 03:57:39 GMT


The 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards has handed out its kudos on Friday, February 17 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Taking the coveted prizes in TV field were "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" which were named Outstanding Drama and Comedy Series respectively.

Also having a victorious night was Nick Cannon who scored Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series through his stint on "Up All Night". LL Cool J won an accolade for best drama actor through his role on "NCIS: Los Angeles", while Laurence Fishburne was chosen as Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Nick Cannon: It Was Eerie Hearing Whitney Houston's Death in My Hospital Bed

February 18, 2012 03:32:59 GMT


Nick Cannon is opening up how Whitney Houston's death plays a part in him deciding to step down from his radio hosting gig. Speaking to ET on Friday, February 17, the "America's Got Talent" host admitted that he found it eerie learning about the tragic news when he was being treated in the hospital for blood clots in his lungs.

"I was in my hospital bed looking up, seeing all this go down," the 31-year-old TV personality first recalled. He went on to add, "Nobody knew at the time so it was a lot of emotions going on to know that I had such a life-threatening health scare and then [Whitney died]...It was eerie, it was sad."
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'Glee' Skips 2012 Summer Tour, Plans Charity Concert

February 18, 2012 03:24:29 GMT


There won't be any tour for "Glee" cast during their break this summer. A representative for the TV series confirms to The Hollywood Reporter they won't continue the summer tour tradition that started two years ago. "We currently have no plans of touring the cast this summer," the rep says.

Instead of mapping out dates for a roadshow, "Glee" producers are plotting a one-off concert for the cast to raise money for its arts education charity, Glee Give a Note. The gig is planned to take place in fall at the Hollywood Bowl, and they are eying to raise around $10 million for the cause.
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'One Tree Hill' Photos Give Look at Chad Michael Murray's Return


February 18, 2012 02:51:24 GMT


Chad Michael Murray will make a comeback in the next episode of "One Tree Hill" and his scenes have been previewed in a batch of pictures. One photo features his character Lucas Scott comforting his sister-in-law Haley, who is grieving over the disappearance of his half-brother Nathan. His presence apparently will be able to bring a smile on Haley's face as seen in another image.

Lucas's return in Hill will be a brief one since he only makes a stop at the airport to pick up his niece and nephew. Haley and Nathan's children will be staying with Lucas while Haley searches for her missing husband.
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Chris Brown Tweets 'Let Them Be Mad' Amid Controversy Over 'Birthday Cake' Duet Report


February 18, 2012 02:39:40 GMT


Chris Brown might have responded to the backlash Rihanna received following rumors that he's going to be featured in a remix of her single "Birthday Cake". He recently took to Twitter to post a cryptic message that read, "Let them be mad!!!! We make music. Don't like it, don't listen!"

Breezy also seemed to taunt those who are not happy with the collaboration news by hinting that Riri's going to return the favor by lending her vocals in a remix of his single "Turn Up the Music". The R&B singer posted, "Turn up the music remix is coming soon too! Guess who's on it?"
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Kermit and Miss Piggy Added to 2012 Academy Awards Presenter List

February 18, 2012 02:35:37 GMT


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Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy from "The Muppets" have been tapped for the presenting duty at the 2012 Academy Awards. On Friday, February 17, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the two iconic Hollywood puppets are set to make their fifth appearance as the presenters at the Oscars.

Both Kermit and Miss Piggy will join other A-list stars that have previously been chosen for the presenting duty. They include Tina Fey, Halle Berry, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks, Milla Jovovich, Ben Stiller, Emma Stone, and the cast of "Bridesmaids".
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Whitney Houston's Wake Attended by Dionne Warwick, Bobbi Kristina and Other Mourners

February 18, 2012 02:31:21 GMT


Whitney Houston's family and close friends have gathered together to pay their final respects ahead of her Saturday, February 18 funeral. On Friday, a private viewing of the "I Will Always Love You" singer's body was held at the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, New Jersey, and singer/cousin Dionne Warwick was seen among the mourners in attendance.

Wearing a white shirt and a pair of dark trousers, Warwick joined Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina and other family members for the wake. The 71-year-old reportedly arrived just as record mogul Clive Davis left the venue. According to E! Online, Davis had arrived an hour earlier, but didn't stay for the service.
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Robert Pattinson Looks Elegant, Christina Ricci Goes Glam at 'Bel Ami' Berlinale Premiere

February 18, 2012 01:47:56 GMT


Robert Pattinson's period drama "Bel Ami" has been premiered at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival on Friday evening, February 17. Along with his co-star, Christina Ricci, Pattinson was bombarded by a lot of screaming fans as he stepped on the red carpet of the special screening taking place at the Berlinale Palast.

Showing off his shaven head, the Edward Cullen of the "Twilight Saga" film series brought charm to the event with his dapper look. The British heartthrob opted to go with a sleek three-piece black suit that he paired with a three-quarter-length coat. He was at some points spotted cracking smiles while posing for swarming photographers.
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'Glee' Clips: The Warblers' and Troubletones' Full Performances at Regionals


February 18, 2012 01:46:11 GMT


More sneak peeks to the highly anticipated "Glee" winter finale have been released. In one clip, the Dalton Academy Warblers are seen taking the stage at Regionals to perform The Wanted's "Glad You Came", led by Grant Gustin's Sebastian.

Another clip features a full performance of the Troubletones at the same competition. Clad in black dress, the girls deliver a high energetic performance of Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)".
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First Look of Katy Perry Filming 'Part of Me' Video on Military Base


February 18, 2012 01:31:06 GMT


Now that she has finished her tour, Katy Perry is focusing the promotional effort for her upcoming album on the small screen appearances. The 27-year-old pop singer recently shot a music video to support her newest single "Part of Me" on a military base.

Some on-set pictures from the video shoot have landed online, helping fans to get a clue about what the clip is about. She's seen wearing a military uniform and what seems to be a cropped black wig. There's also a photo of her in the swimming pool with a guy.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Robin Thicke Released With a Citation After Arrest for Marijuana Possession

February 18, 2012 01:29:39 GMT


Robin Thicke has just stumbled into trouble with the law. The "Sex Therapy" singer was arrested for marijuana possession in New York City on Friday, February 17 afternoon, but has since been released on a citation. A spokesperson for the New York Police Department claimed he was busted at 12:25 P.M. ET near 3rd Avenue and East 24th Street.

According to reports, the husband of actress Paula Patton was spotted by patrol officers smoking a joint in the backseat of his chauffeured Cadillac Escalade. A source, meanwhile, told Access Hollywood that he was pulled over for throwing something out of the window. When police opened a pack of cigarettes in his car, they found an unknown amount of pot.
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Matthew Perry to Play Lawyer on 'The Good Wife'

February 17, 2012 19:37:25 GMT


Matthew Perry will return to TV screens for the first time since comedy series "Mr. Sunshine" that he fronted was canceled by ABC last year. The former "Friends" star has been cast for a recurring role on CBS' legal drama "The Good Wife".

Playing Mike, Perry will portray an "extremely charming Chicago attorney tasked with heading up a blue-ribbon panel that's investigating a suspicious police shooting". When Alicia (Julianna Margulies) is assigned to be on the panel, she begins to question the actions he is taking as the chairman.
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New Installment of 'I Am Legend' on the Move

February 17, 2012 17:53:55 GMT


Back in 2008, there were talks about a prequel to "I Am Legend" being made but they never went far from speculation. On Friday, February 17, Deadline reported that Warner Bros. has finally closed deals with the film's producer Akiva Goldsman and the studio Overbrook Entertainment to do another installment which is not a prequel to the 2007 hit film.

Arash Amel, a new scribe who wrote the screenplay to "Grace of Monaco", has been signed to write the new "I Am Legend" movie. Lead star Will Smith is expected to reprise his role as surviving scientist Robert Neville but he reportedly would not commit until the script is finished. Meanwhile, director Francis Lawrence's participation is also unheard of.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Adele Planning to Sue Mag Over Sex Tape Claim

February 17, 2012 17:29:25 GMT


Adele will not let some tabloid ruin her image. The Grammy-winning singer is planning to sue a French magazine called Public which spread lies about her having a sex tape and published photos from the X-rated footage, supposedly owned by a paparazzo named Jean-Claude Elfassi.

"We are informed that the French magazine Public has today published images which it claims show our client in a sex tape," Adele's attorney said in a statement. "Our client has not appeared in a sex tape as claimed in the article. Our client does not appear in the photographs." The lawyer added, "Such claims are untrue and grossly defamatory. Our client is taking legal action in relation to this matter."
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Ray J to Whitney Houston: 'I Miss You So Much'

February 17, 2012 17:16:24 GMT


Ray J breaks his silence over the death of on-and-off girlfriend, Whitney Houston. To The Associated Press on Friday, February 17, the singer said, "Over the past few days, I've tried to process the emptiness that I am experiencing. What my heart feels cannot be expressed in words. The world lost an icon, but I lost my close friend."

Ray J also called Whitney by the nickname that her dad gave her, "Nippy I miss you so much!". He added, "You were so happy and full of love. Your smile will live in my heart forever." They were dating in the months before she died and spent some time together before her February 11 death.
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Victoria Beckham Made Britain's Ambassador of Fashion

February 17, 2012 17:00:23 GMT


For her good taste in fashion, Victoria Adams aka Victoria Beckham has been selected as the ambassador of British fashion. The former Spice Girl will take part in VisitBritain's "Great" campaign, shooting a short film called "Fashion is Great" where her creations will be featured as well.

Announced at New York Fashion Week, Victoria's participation was topped off with others' such as Vogue's Anna Wintour and Hamish Bowles, models Karen Elson and Jourdan Dunn, Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, Tamara Mellon (the former head of Jimmy Choo), and designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of Rag & Bone. Photographer Patrick Demarchelier took an official photograph of the ambassadors in a subway platform beneath New York's Grand Central Station.
 
 
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