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February 22, 2012

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Bobby Brown Reportedly to Release Tell-All About Whitney Houston


February 22, 2012 16:58:38 GMT


Bobby Brown reportedly would cash in on Whitney Houstons's death by trying to release a tell-all book about his life with the pop star when she was alive. He wrote a tell-all back in 2008 and allegedly has been shopping it around in the wake of Whitney's death because it would garner more interest.

"Now is the time for a book that details an honest look into the life of Whitney," a major publisher told Huffington Post. The site's commentator Frances Krafthefer added, "Obviously, if he is thinking of publishing a tell-all book, it could never be accurate. Whitney is gone and we would hear only one side of the story. However, that will not stop book publishers, lawyers and other folks from doing anything they can to get this published."
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Selena Gomez: 'I Was Never Confident in School'


February 22, 2012 09:26:54 GMT


Selena Gomez has revealed that she was never "the popular kid at school." She recalled her old days at school to Mail Online, saying, "I had two friends, but I just sat at the back of the room and got on with my work." She spilled, "School is such an awkward time in your life. I was never confident in school."

Although she was not in the popular crowd, the leading lady of "Monte Carlo" never got bullied. "Nobody picked on me because my cousin was one of the popular gang," she explained before adding, "She was always very protective of me, so I guess I was very lucky."
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Chris Brown Finds His Feud With CM Punk Very Amusing


February 22, 2012 09:18:25 GMT


Chris Brown continues to throw snappy comebacks at CM Punk. Hours after Punk posted a video response to his steroid allegations, the "With You" singer shared more of his thoughts on their war of words. In a tweet he posted on Tuesday, February 21, he claimed to have found the feud "very amusing".

"Note:today will be the last day I bring @cmpunk existence up!" so he wrote on Twitter, "The confrontations that people continuously bring my way are very amusing." In a following tweet, he explained, "Cuz honestly, that shit is too time consuming to argue wit every person who has their own issues to deal with!"
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Video: President Obama Sings 'Sweet Home Chicago' at 'Blues Night' in White House

February 22, 2012 09:09:52 GMT


President Barack Obama once again showed off his pipes. After belting Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" last January, he sang a classic blues tune, "Sweet Home Chicago", during a recent intimate blues-themed concert inside the East Room of the White House.

After thanking everyone who came to the gig which also featured Jeff Beck, Obama was challenged by Buddy Guy to sing the closing number for the people in the room. Noting that he heard his rendition of Green's song, Guy encouraged the commander-in-chief, "You gotta keep it up."
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Director Sam Mendes Unleashes First Video Blog for 'Skyfall'

February 22, 2012 09:05:45 GMT


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Shortly after releasing the first official image of Judi Dench as M in "Skyfall", director Sam Mendes unveiled the first video blog from the upcoming James Bond movie. A courtesy of the official 007 website, the clip gives a look at Mendes doing his directing duty and reveals short glimpses at some scenes from the anticipated Bond film.

Talking about what drove him to helm the 23rd installment, Mendes says, "The roots of my doing this Bond movie start way before anybody approached me because, like everyone else, I have my own personal relationship with Bond which began when I was I suppose about nine or ten years old." He added, "I've always been a fan of the movies."
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New Promos of 'Mad Men' Season 5 Unleashed

February 22, 2012 09:05:44 GMT


To tide fans over the highly anticipated premiere of "Mad Men" season 5, AMC has debuted more teasers for its critically acclaimed show. The new videos still carry the same format with the previously released one, featuring words that hint what can be seen in the next chapter. This time, however, the promos put the focus on two female characters, Joan and Peggy.

Joan, who is played by Christina Hendricks, is associated to red, business, adultery, deception and gossip. As for Elisabeth Moss' character Peggy, the words style, ambition, secrecy, gossip and jealousy might be best to describe her.
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'90210' Star Gillian Zinser Wants to Gain Weight

February 22, 2012 08:49:24 GMT


Gillian Zinser wants to have a fuller figure. "I guess I'm just built this way," the 26-year-old star says of her trim body in an interview with Us Weekly. She, however, adds, "I'd love to put on a few pounds, so I hang out by the doughnuts [at craft service], but it hasn't hit yet."

During the chat at the 2nd Annual Hollywood Rush Benefiting the Baby Dragon Fund, the former Amalia Zinser of "Southland" also talked about filming "90210" and her co-stars. "It's a fun set and we're all close in age and spirit," she said to the press at the Wilshire Ebell Theater.
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Adele Breaks Record by Selling 730,000 Copies of '21' Post Grammys

February 22, 2012 08:36:40 GMT


Adele is unstoppable both at the awards shows and on the charts. The big winner of 2012 BRIT Awards, who bagged six awards at Grammys a week ago, remains at the first spot on Billboard Hot 200 this week by selling a grand total of 730,000 copies with her second album "21".

This is the biggest number pulled by Adele through the Grammy-winning album. The second-biggest one was 399,000 copies which she got over the Christmas holiday. It's also the biggest sales week for any album since Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" bowed at No. 1 with 964,000 last fall.
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Jenelle Evans Clarifies Reported Fight With Boyfriend, Leah Messer Attacked by Three Women

February 22, 2012 08:07:30 GMT


Jenelle Evans continues to fight report that there's trouble in paradise between her and marine boyfriend Gary Head. After gossip blog Teen Mom Talk picked up her recent Twitter exchange with Victoria Rhyne a.k.a. Tori, the "Teen Mom 2" star took to her account to set the record straight.

Addressing her tweet to the blog's writer Heather Clouse, the 20-year-old reality star first wrote, "I never went to jail. I didn't kick out Gary from my house, we had a fantastic weekend." She went on to explain in a following tweet, "gary called my friend Allison to try & find somewhere to stay becuz we needed space but tori was drunk and answered."
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BBC Responds to Complaints About 'Voyeuristic' Coverage of Whitney Houston's Funeral


February 22, 2012 07:53:59 GMT


Though many people were curious to see how Whitney Houston's funeral was held, some viewers apparently were not pleased with the long duration of BBC coverage. The British broadcaster received 118 complaints from people who deemed its coverage was "voyeuristic".

Responding to the complaints, BBC released a statement read, "We recognise that the duration of the coverage was too long for some viewers." It further said, "We are sorry if this wasn't to the satisfaction of all our viewers but it is part of the News Channel function to be there when major stories take place, and we felt that this was such an occasion."
News > Movie News

Jennifer Aniston Weighs In on 'Wanderlust' Nude Scene: 'Bottomless, Topless, It's Happening'

February 22, 2012 07:52:38 GMT


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After reportedly asking producers to alter her topless scene in "Wanderlust", Jennifer Aniston weighed in on the swirling rumors that she has filmed some nude scenes in the upcoming raunchy comedy. The former "Friends" star finally confessed that there are "a lot" of skin-baring scenes in her new film.

"Yeah, there was a lot of [nudity]," the 43-year-old actress told ET Canada of her forthcoming R-rated flick. "Bottomless, topless. Yeah, there is. It's happening." She then described her naked scenes as fitting with "the spirit of the movie", which follows a New York couple who encounters an idyllic community during their getaway.
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J. Cole Announces 2012 College Tour Dates

February 22, 2012 07:49:21 GMT


J. Cole returns to his root for his upcoming tour dubbed "Campus Consciousness Spring 2012/The Sideline Story Tour" to support his debut album. Instead of hitting bigger stadiums, the Grammy-nominated rapper decides to continue his tradition of performing at colleges throughout North America.

He will begin the traveling show on April 11 at University of Rhode Island, and has tapped Big K.R.I.T. as his special guest. He partners with REVERB to help educate and mobilize students to take positive action to save the planet by keeping the environmental footprint of the tour to a minimum.
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Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse Tribute Videos From 2012 BRIT Awards

February 22, 2012 06:54:43 GMT


Amidst the blitz and glitz of 2012 BRIT Awards on Tuesday night, February 21, people at the O2 Arena took a moment to pay tribute to two great artists Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse. Each of the late singers were remembered in a moving montage video.

Host James Corden reminded people of how shocked they were "by the untimely passing of the legendary Whitney Houston." He added, "She not only inspired the world with her incredible voice but also influenced many of the artists here with us tonight." When introducing Amy's tribute, he also noted how great the jazz singer was.
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New 'Glee' Set Photo Offers Hint to Quinn's Fate After the Shocking Cliffhanger


February 22, 2012 06:43:53 GMT


"Glee" leaves fans guessing about the fate of Quinn Fabray following a shocking scene toward the end of its winter finale. However, a new picture taken from the set of the show might provide an answer about the beloved character's future after [SPOILER ALERT!] she is involved in a traffic accident while heading to Rachel and Finn's wedding.

In the photo, the Quinn depicter, Dianna Agron, is seen sitting on a wheelchair during the production of the show taking place on Tuesday, February 21 in Los Angeles. It leads to a speculation that the Yale-bound McKinley student might survive the car crash, but is not able to walk.
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Michael Fassbender Sealed for Ridley Scott's 'Counselor', Jeremy Renner Eyed for the Villain

February 22, 2012 06:42:54 GMT


After landing a role in "Prometheus", Michael Fassbender is set to reunite with director Ridley Scott once again in "The Counselor". Deadline has broken the news that the "Shame" actor is officially committed to star in the thriller, which will be Scott's next gig after "Prometheus".

According to the report, the upcoming movie project is expected to kick off the production on May 1. Therefore, Scott is currently approaching several A-listers to join his next movie. It is said that the English filmmaker is looking for a right actor to tackle the villain and has his eyes on Jeremy Renner for the part. Other high-profile actors like Bradley Cooper and Brad Pitt were also mentioned in the mix.
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Video: Jennifer Aniston's Boyfriend Shows Off His Break Dance Moves


February 22, 2012 06:42:34 GMT


Justin Theroux has treated the audience of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to some impromptu break dancing. The "Wanderlust" actor made an appearance on the talk show on Wednesday, February 22, and found out that his girlfriend Jennifer Aniston gives him no excuses for not showing his moves.

Before hitting the dance floor, the 40-year-old told host Ellen DeGeneres that Aniston has been obsessed with making him break dance ever since she saw his performance as the Evil DJ in "Zoolander". He was quick to add that he doesn't break dance if he doesn't have his "breaking shoes".
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Jay-Z and Kanye West Bring 'Watch the Throne' Tour to Europe

February 22, 2012 06:09:58 GMT


After completing their North American roadshow last fall, Jay-Z and Kanye West are going to expand their joint tour for "Watch the Throne" to Europe. The two top-notch rappers have mapped out at least twelve dates for the upcoming tour leg across the pond.

Jigga and Yeezy are scheduled to kick off the European leg on May 20 at the O2 Arena in London. Their tour stops include a two-night stand at Bercy in Paris. After visiting some of the big countries in the continent, the rappers will be back to England to close the tour at LG Arena in Birmingham.
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Mike Myers Gives Kevin Kline Etiquette Class in New 2012 Oscar Promo

February 22, 2012 05:57:30 GMT


Mike Myers schools Kevin Kline about some "Oscar Etiquette" in a new promo video released by the AMPAS. The hilarious clip, which is co-produced by Funny or Die, sees the "Austin Powers" actor teaching the Oscar-winning actor how to grip the fabled golden statuette in a right way.

Donning a bald cap, Myers is seen channeling British aristocrat and Oscar expert Sir Cecil Worthington. He blames Kline for mishandling his Oscar kudo when winning Best Supporting Actor for his role in "A Fish Called Wanda" in 1989. Myers yells at Kline, "Left hand under the base, right hand on the statuette...below the knees." He also tells Kline to repeatedly say, "Keep the thumb below the bum."
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Report: Lea Michele Enjoys a Series of Cozy Dates With Cory Monteith


February 22, 2012 05:27:19 GMT


The long-swirling rumors that Lea Michele might be romancing Cory Monteith could turn out to be true after all. Life & Style has just brought out the report that the Rachel Berry and the Finn Hudson of FOX's "Glee" have been spotted enjoying two cozy dates in the span of less than a week.

Michele and Monteith were first seen having a dinner date at Los Angeles eatery Il Covo on Valentine's Day, February 14. On how the duo acted toward each other during the outing, one eyewitness spilled, "They were into each other all night. She was very happy, flirting and touching Cory a lot. He just stared at her with puppy-dog eyes."
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'War Horse' Actor Cast on 'Downton Abbey', David Boreanaz Poised to Join the Show

February 22, 2012 04:59:48 GMT


Matt Milne might have been added to the cast ensemble of "Downton Abbey" season 3. Reports say the Andrew Easton of Steven Spielberg-directed "War Horse" has signed up to portray a new footman named Alfred, who is also the nephew of O'Brien.

While Milne has reportedly joined the show, David Boreanaz is lobbying for a role on the Golden Globe-winning series. On Monday, February 20, the Seeley Booth of "Bones" tweeted, "I'd like to be that American cowboy who shakes things up at Downton Abbey. I'm open for a visit Mr Fellowes. #ITV @masterpiecepbs"
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Video: Adele Nails 'Rolling in the Deep' Performance at 2012 BRIT Awards


February 22, 2012 04:41:59 GMT


Adele wowed the crowd attending 2012 BRIT Awards at the O2 Arena on Tuesday night, February 21 with her flawless performance. Wearing a classy black knee-length dress, the "Someone Like You" crooner belted out her hit single "Rolling in the Deep".

The singer won two kudos that night, Best British Female and Best British Album. She was interrupted when delivering her acceptance speech for the latter prize, and she flashed her middle finger to show her dismay. The obscene gesture was not for fans, but "for the suit," so she explained.
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'Amazing Race' Freelance Producer Likely to Have Died of Poisoning, Widow Says

February 22, 2012 04:29:35 GMT


Jeff Rice, a freelance facilitating producer for season 20 of "The Amazing Race", has been found dead in his hotel room in Kampala, Uganda. Details surrounding his death remain sketchy, but his grieving widow Sally Blackman suspected that the father of two young children was likely to have passed away after being poisoned.

"They were not attacked but [evidence] points towards being poisoned," Blackman said in an interview with Fox News. "[A]t this stage it is quite difficult to give you any firm reports as the incident is currently under investigation by the Uganda police. I would not like to speculate or even attempt to give my views on this as this may jeopardize the investigation going forward."
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First Image of Judi Dench as James Bond's Superior, M, in 'Skyfall'

February 22, 2012 04:24:35 GMT


A first photo of Judi Dench as M in "Skyfall" has been revealed. Making its way out via James Bond official Facebook account on Tuesday, February 21, the fresh photo gives a look at the short-haired veteran actress in a behind-the-scene shoot with director Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins.

In the picture, the 77-year-old actress is seen analyzing something on her Sony VAIO laptop while Mendes looks over her shoulder with his hand holding a cup of coffee. Behind her, Deakins is featured working behind his camera to shoot her.
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Ashley Hebert Slams Courtney for Faux Wedding Rip-Off and Stolen Vows


February 22, 2012 04:12:31 GMT


Ashley Hebert is not impressed by the way Courtney Robertson tried to seduce Ben Flajnik in the latest episode of "The Bachelor". The fiancee of J.P. Rosenbaum claims that the fake wedding set by Courtney during her hometown date with Ben was taken from an act during her "The Bachelorette" stint.

"First of all, I do have to say that Courtney's ceremony was a little bit of a rip-off idea - because we did that on my season, with William," Ashley tells E! Online. She also notices that Courtney's wedding vows were stolen from "Sex and the City" series, saying, "And she stole her vows from 'Sex and the City'!".
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Video: Taylor Swift and Zac Efron Cover Foster the People on 'Ellen'


February 22, 2012 03:34:10 GMT


Taylor Swift and Zac Efron delivered a fun duet during their visit to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" recently. They strummed their guitars with the "New Year's Eve" actor being assisted by the "Mean" singer. After playing one chord, he's encouraged by her, "That sounds so good!" In response, Ellen DeGeneres jokingly said, "Only a girlfriend would react that quickly like that."

The two stars, who serve as voice cast on upcoming animated movie "The Lorax", were rumored to be dating lately. They, however, denied the romance report and told DeGeneres that she taught him how to play guitar. "He's really good at it, like one lesson," she praised him. "I taught him how to play 'Pumped Up Kicks'."
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Sugarland Upset by Thoughts They Don't Care Much About Fans, Manager Claims

February 22, 2012 03:30:10 GMT


Though their attorneys said fans were partly to blame for injuries in a response to a civil lawsuit filed against them following the fatal stage collapse at 2011's Indiana State Fair, Sugarland insisted that they did care about their fans. Gail Gellman, a manager for the country duo, has issued a statement on Tuesday, February 21 afternoon in an attempt to clarify the band's response.

"Sadly when a tragedy occurs, people want to point fingers and try to sensationalize the disaster," Gellman noted before stressing, "The single most important thing to Sugarland are their fans. Their support and love over the past nine years has been unmatched. For anyone to think otherwise is completely devastating to them."
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Sacha Baron Cohen Draws Concerns Over His Plan to Attend Oscars as 'The Dictator'

February 22, 2012 03:28:39 GMT


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Sacha Baron Cohen is no stranger in turning people's heads with his eccentric look. After appearing as his outrageous movie alter-egos in several formal occasions a few years ago, the "Borat" actor reportedly aims to attend the 2012 Academy Awards as his raunchy character General Admiral Alladeen from upcoming film, "The Dictator".

Multiple sources revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that Cohen, who was invited to the Oscars as part of "Hugo" cast, has told Paramount Pictures of his extraordinary plan. The plan reportedly prompted concerns at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A source from the AMPAS, however, claimed that producers Brian Grazers and Don Mischer have not been informed of any Cohen plans.
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NBC Announces Return Date of 'Community' and Premiere Dates of New Comedies

February 22, 2012 03:06:18 GMT


"Community" fans can rejoice now. After being benched since December last year, the Joel McHale-starring series will be back with the remainders of season 3 on Thursday, March 15 at 8 P.M., NBC has announced.

With the return of "Community", the network makes some adjustments to its Thursday slot. "30 Rock" is pushed to 8:30 P.M., followed by "The Office" and "Up All Night". Meanwhile, "Parks and Recreation" is put on hiatus and will be back on air April 19 after "Up All Night" concludes its freshman season of 24 episodes.
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'The Hunger Games' Stars Set to Greet Fans at National Mall Tour Events


February 22, 2012 02:43:21 GMT


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Fans of "The Hunger Games" will have a special chance to meet the cast of the highly anticipated movie directly. Lionsgate Films announced on Tuesday, February 21 that talents, including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, from the Gary Ross-directed film will be embarking on a national mall tour to meet press and greet their fans starting March 3 - 10.

The mall tour will involve stops in several cities like Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas and Seattle. Each stop will have a Q&A session where fans could ask questions to their beloved cast members. They can also participate in fun giveaways, including a chance to win a limited-edition "Hunger Games" HP Folio PC from the Microsoft Store or additional "Hunger Games" gear. The stars will be available for select press opportunities the morning of each tour stop.
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Video: Pantless Rihanna Performs 'We Found Love' at 2012 BRIT Awards


February 22, 2012 02:28:42 GMT


Rihanna rocked the 2012 BRIT Awards with an eye-catching performance. The Bajan beauty, who won Best International Female earlier in the evening, sang her latest hit single "We Found Love". She kicked off the set from inside a glass box which contained dancers splashing paint around.

She traded the shimmering crystal embellished taupe gown she wore on the red carpet with a long-sleeved top which was ripped in some parts. Exposing her panties underneath the plain number, she finished off her look with a blond curly wig, red daring lipstick and a pair of big hoop earrings.
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P. Diddy, Magic Johnson and Robert Rodriguez to Launch Cable Channels Through Comcast

February 22, 2012 02:23:44 GMT


Comcast Corporation has officially announced that it will carry new channels from Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Magic Johnson, Robert Rodriguez and Constantino "Said" Schwarz. The four minority-owned networks are part of the company's commitment to win approval of its acquisition of NBC Universal last year.

Diddy teams up with MTV veteran Andy Schuon to bring Revolt, which is designed to have programming inspired by music and pop culture. The Grammy-winning rapper said that it is "the first channel created entirely from the ground up in this new era of social media." The network will launch in 2013.
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Organizers Send 'Deepest Apologizes' to Adele for Cutting Her Speech at 2012 BRIT Awards


February 22, 2012 02:14:24 GMT


The organizers for 2012 BRIT Awards have responded to Adele's flip the bird controversy with an apology to the singer. In a statement released after the incident, a spokesperson for the awards show said, "We regret this happened and we send our deepest apologies to Adele that her big moment was cut short this evening due to the live show over-running."

The rep added, "We don't want this to undermine her incredible achievement in winning our night's biggest award. It tops off what's been an incredible year for her." The show's broadcaster, ITV, has also issued similar statement. "The Brits is a live event. Unfortunately the program was over running and we had to move on," its spokesman said. "We would like to apologize to Adele for the interruption."
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Paramount Sues Anthony Puzo to Stop New 'Godfather' Book From Being Published

February 22, 2012 01:52:52 GMT


Paramount Pictures is struggling to stop the publication of a new sequel to "The Godfather" novel series. The film studio has sued Anthony Puzo, the son and executor of late author Mario Puzo, and has been seeking damages and order barring the Puzo estate from publishing a third "Godfather" book called "The Family Corleone" in July 2012.

On Friday, February 17, Paramount filed a complaint at federal court in Manhattan, New York, claiming that it has bought the copyright to Mario Puzo's novel in 1969, which granted the studio "the sole and exclusive right: to make and cause to be made literary and dramatic and other versions and adaptations of every kind and character."
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Adele Wins Big at 2012 BRIT Awards, Flips the Bird on Stage

February 22, 2012 01:31:51 GMT


Fresh off her big win at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, Adele continued to add more statuettes to her collection by winning big at this year's BRIT Awards. The "Rumour Has It" singer swept clean her nominations by grabbing a total of two coveted prizes.

Adele won Best British Female, beating Florence and the Machine, Jessie J, Kate Bush and Laura Marling. "It's been an amazing year," she gushed after receiving the award from Kylie Minogue. "I feel like a drag queen next to you," she jokingly told the presenter who stood tall towering her. She thanked her record label "for letting me be the kind of artist I want to be."
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'Glee': Lea Michele Tweets a 'Bridesmaids'-Inspired Photo

February 22, 2012 01:20:50 GMT


With her "Glee" character poised to walk down the aisle, Lea Michele has teased gleeks of the show's upcoming episode with a picture that has a wedding theme. The Rachel Berry of the FOX musical series tweeted a picture that sees her and her co-stars posing to recreate a poster of the 2011 critically acclaimed comedy movie, "Bridesmaids".

"In anticipation of tomorrows very memorable episode.. We took this photo.. We call it GLEE-MAIDS...," so Michele wrote in caption of the photo. In the image, the 25-year-old beauty dons a classic wedding gown, while Amber Riley, Vanessa Lengies, Jenna Ushkowitz, Heather Morris and Naya Rivera wear pink bridesmaid dresses.
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Drew Barrymore Seen Holding Sonogram When Leaving Doctor's Office

February 22, 2012 01:19:54 GMT


Drew Barrymore has been hit with pregnancy rumors. A few months after getting engaged to Will Kopelman, the Edith Bouvier Beale of "Grey Gardens" sparked rumors that she could be expecting her first child with the art consultant after being spotted holding what seems to be a sonogram.

The Golden Globe winner, who's turning 37 on February 22, was at the time leaving a doctor's office in Beverly Hills accompanied by her fiance. While TMZ has a picture of the actress with the baby scan in hand, nothing has been confirmed just yet. Her representative refused to comment on the baby speculations.
 
 
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