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March 07, 2012

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Video Premiere: Florence and the Machine's 'Never Let Me Go'

March 07, 2012 08:53:48 GMT


Florence and the Machine have made public a music video to support their single "Never Let Me Go". The clip sees its frontwoman Florence Welch in a black hoodie as she enjoys a good time with a boy she met in a dark place. The joy ends as soon as it starts, leading her to be covered in black gooey substance.

"Never Let Me Go" comes from production hands of Paul Epworth and is taken from the band's latest studio album "Ceremonials". Florence said, "The gospel thing comes from my obsession with hymns. I'm drawn to anything that has a hymnal quality, be it Spiritualized or dusty old albums by Georgian choirs."
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Preview: Miley Cyrus Fools Boyfriend Liam Hemsworth on 'Punk'd'

March 07, 2012 08:32:15 GMT


Miley Cyrus is featured in another sneak peek of "Punk'd", and this time her own boyfriend Liam Hemsworth is the victim. The former "Hannah Montana" star pranks the Aussie hunk, who is also her co-star on "The Last Song", by arranging to have a couple in their birthday suit jumping into her car.

The Gale Hawthorne of "The Hunger Games" tries to get the strangers out of the SUV by banging on the window. The 22-year-old actor appears to be emotional when confronting a man donning a police uniform, whom he accuses of doing him no favor.
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First Look at Nicole Scherzinger as Sexy Villainess in 'Men in Black 3'

March 07, 2012 08:11:26 GMT


A first look image of Nicole Scherzinger's villainess character in "Men in Black 3" has been uncovered. Portraying a sexy antagonist named Lily, the former Pussycat Dolls leader is featured donning a daring skintight black dress and thigh-high boots while bringing a pink cake on a plate.

Aside from Scherzinger's first look, Columbia Pictures revealed more stills that provide a better look at Jemaine Clement's villainous Boris. In one picture, Boris is seen standing in what seems to be a tunnel, while in another one he is seen being tethered alone in a highly-secured metal chamber.
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Scotty McCreery Records 'Please Remember Me' for 'American Idol' Exit Song

March 07, 2012 08:10:25 GMT


Scotty McCreery has recorded a song that will be used to send home one contestant of "American Idol" season 11 every week. The last year's winner of the singing competition has cut Tim McGraw's 1999 hit "Please Remember Me" for the farewell song.

"I've known that song forever and loved it," he tells USA Today. "I sent (him) a little message and told him we just cut it and it was going to be on 'Idol' every week. He said, 'Oh, man. That's really cool. I'm sure you nailed it.' He gave me some good feedback."
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Jay-Z to Stream His Concert Live From SXSW 2012

March 07, 2012 07:50:06 GMT


After showing up as a surprise guest at Kanye West's G.O.O.D Music showcase last spring, Jay-Z is set to return to South by Southwest (SXSW) festival as a headliner this year. The rap mogul won't hold just any concert since he will stream it live on YouTube and reportedly plans a big show with fellow rapper Eminem.

The gig, in conjunction with American Express, will air live from Austin City Limits on March 12 at 7 P.M. CST, and will rebroadcast on-demand from March 13-19. Fans can take part in deciding the setlist by tweeting their favorite songs. "Just use #JAYZSyncShow and #Song when you Tweet. If your song is the most requested, he'll perform it live from Austin," so it was announced.
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Tamra Barney of 'Real Housewives of Orange County' Engaged to Eddie Judge

March 07, 2012 07:36:34 GMT


Rumors that Tamra Barney has gotten engaged to boyfriend of two years, Eddie Judge, might turn out to be true after all. The 43-year-old star of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" seemed to have indirectly confirmed the engagement in a tweet she posted on Tuesday, March 6.

Shortly after PEOPLE reported news of her engagement, Tamra received a Twitter message from one of her followers. "@peoplemag is saying you are engaged," a user by the name of SevinLuck wrote to the reality star. "I thought you were just saying you couldn't move in with him? haha. CONGRATS anyways."
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'Muppets' Parodies 'Hunger Games' in Latest Promo Video

March 07, 2012 07:35:47 GMT


"The Hunger Games" became the latest big movie being parodied by none other than "The Muppets". Promoting its Blu-ray/DVD release, the puppet movie released a fake trailer that pokes fun at the potential blockbuster flick.

The promotional video shows a mash-up version of the Capitol, complete with "Tributes" who take a training session before The Hunger Games begins. At one point, there's a tagline that reads "Get Ready to Feel the Hunger", which cuts to a quick shot of literally hungry Miss Piggy grabbing some donuts. The footage ends with a Muppet symbol, which resembles the iconic flaming Mockingjay.
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First Trailer for 'The Voice UK' Featuring Jessie J and will.i.am

March 07, 2012 07:19:37 GMT


Jessie J and will.i.am lend their charm in the first trailer for "The Voice UK". The English singer/songwriter and the American hip hop musician are featured alongside Welsh music legend Tom Jones and The Script's frontman Danny O'Donoghue, sitting on the red swiveling chairs to serve as coaches on the show.

BBC gave a greenlight to the British version of the Dutch singing competition following the success of the U.S. version's first season. Shed Media produces the new show, which will be hosted by Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates. No official date is announced for the show's premiere, but recent reports said it will debut on Saturday, March 24.
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Video: Nick and Joe in Studio for a New Jonas Brothers Album

March 07, 2012 07:05:50 GMT


A new Jonas Brothers album is underway. In a video posted by Kevin Jonas on his Twitter, Nick Jonas and his brother Joe Jonas are seen crafting music in their home studio. "#JonasBrothers2012," so the oldest member of the band simply wrote.

In the viral clip, Nick is busy experimenting with some electropop sound in the computer while playing his keyboard. Meanwhile, Joe is occupied with his Macbook while sitting on the coach. "Day 2 of working with the Bros #writing ya ya!" the middle of the JoBros tweeted.
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Demi Lovato: Being Role Model Isn't About Being Perfect

March 07, 2012 06:53:01 GMT


Demi Lovato has just revealed what being a role model means to her after going through rehab for eating disorders and self-harm issues. Sitting down with MTV's SuChin Pak and a group of fans for the after-show of her "Stay Strong" special, the Disney star was quick to say, "To me, it isn't about being perfect. I obviously have my flaws."

"When I first got into this business and thrown into the spotlight, it was difficult because I was a normal 14-, 15-year-old girl who had a mouth like a sailor," the 19-year-old continued as recalling. "I was so frustrated all the time feeling guilty and shameful. I was partying and definitely not a role model."
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Spider-Man Spin-Off 'Venom' Underway With 'Chronicle' Helmer Being Eyed to Direct


March 07, 2012 06:36:30 GMT


While Columbia Pictures will not release "The Amazing Spider-Man" until July 3, the studio has already targeted a spin-off film for the superhero character. Los Angeles Times' 24 Frames reported that a standalone movie for Spidey's nemesis, Venom, is currently underway with "Chronicle" helmer Josh Trank being eyed to direct.

The draft for "Venom (2013)" was written by Jacob Estes a few years ago, but the producers are reportedly looking for a new scribe to rewrite the script. Previously, Gary Ross was tapped as the director but he exited the gig to work on his other projects, including the potential blockbuster "The Hunger Games". It was said that Ross version of Venom was "less a villain than an antihero."
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First Official Cast Photos of 'DWTS' Season 14 Unveiled

March 07, 2012 06:30:15 GMT


The cast of "Dancing with the Stars" season 14 have struck poses for the show's official images. Pictured alongside their respective dancing partners, the female contestants like Maria Menounos, Melissa Gilbert and Sherri Shepherd put on a glittery dress, while the guys namely Jack Wagner, Gavin DeGraw and Jaleel White rock a dapper outfit.

Two pairs, however, are not featured in the photos. They are telenovela star William Levy and his professional dancing partner Cheryl Burke, as well as Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins and her team mate Mark Ballas.
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'Hunger Games' Star Jacqueline Emerson Debuts 'Catch Me If You Can' Video


March 07, 2012 05:52:50 GMT


Amidst "The Hunger Games" hype, one of its stars Jacqueline Emerson releases a music video for her new single "Catch Me If You Can". The actress, who plays Foxface in the highly-anticipated movie, is seen frolicking on the beach with some friends.

27-year-old Jacqueline is no stranger to music. The "Father of the Pride" star has pursued an interest in singing and acting since a young age. She once played in Disney recording band Dev2.o, and then released a single "Peter Pan" in 2011.
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'Prometheus' Viral Uncovers Stunning Star Map Photo From Weyland Industries

March 07, 2012 05:47:34 GMT


Another viral campaign has been unleashed by the marketing team for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus". On the film's viral site "weylandindustries.com", a fresh high-resolution image has been debuted, showing dazzling lighting effects that form a star map in what seems to be the Weyland Industries control room.

On Tuesday, March 6, the official "Prometheus" Twitter page posted a note, inviting fans to invest in Weyland Industries by logging on to its viral website and clicking "Register for Information" in the upper-right corner. That was, apparently, part of a puzzle which user @MOVIELORD101 has solved, and the result was the stunning new still.
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Former 'ER' Actress Linda Cardellini Becomes a Mother to Baby Girl

March 07, 2012 05:43:41 GMT


Happy news is coming from a former cast member of "ER". Linda Cardellini, who plays Nurse Samantha Taggart on the medical drama series, has given birth to her first child with boyfriend Steve Rodriguez, her representative confirms. The baby girl named Lilah-Rose was born last Wednesday, February 29.

The 36-year-old actress, who formerly starred on "Freaks and Geeks", announced her pregnancy back in mid-October 2011. In an interview with PEOPLE weeks later, she gushed, "It's a wonderful, thrilling event. I think you can't help but be slightly terrified because somebody's whole life will be in your hands."
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'Desperate Housewives' Trial: Nicollette Sheridan's Firing Discussed Months Before Marc Cherry Feud

March 07, 2012 04:46:08 GMT


Mark Pedowitz took the stand in "Desperate Housewives" trial on Tuesday, March 6, confirming that he gave Marc Cherry a permission to kill off Nicollette Sheridan's character. The then-ABC Studios president, who is currently a CW president, claimed that the discussion to write out Edie Britt had taken place four months before the feud involving Sheridan and Cherry.

"Who ultimately was the one who killed off Edie Britt from ABC Studios?" Cherry's attorney Adam Levin asked, to which Pedowitz replied, "I did." He explained, "[Edie] was a main series regular and it required the network studio to sign off" on her character's exit.
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Kim Kardashian Photographed With Thinning Patch of Hair While in Paris

March 07, 2012 04:45:24 GMT


Kim Kardashian could be having some hair problems. The star of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" is known for her long luscious locks, but when arriving in Paris on Tuesday, March 6 for its Fashion Week, she was photographed sporting a thinning patch of hair on the right side of her head.

At time of the photos, the estranged wife of Kris Humphries was waiting for her luggage at Charles De Gaulle airport. Radar Online speculated that the pull of hair extensions is likely to blame for her semi-bald spot. Still, there could be a chance that it was only a result of her snoozing on the plane given the look of her tousled hair.
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Pictures: Lady Antebellum Help Celebrate Oreo's 100th Birthday

March 07, 2012 04:27:21 GMT


Lady Antebellum helped make merry the birthday celebration of Oreo cookie, which took place in some big cities across the United States. Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood came to the one held at the Grove in Los Angeles, and they sang five of their singles including the hit "Need You Now". In honor of the cookie's 100th birthday, they also led a mob of people to serenade Oreo.

"We just had a flash mob open for us, first time that's ever happened," Charles told USA Today after the gig. When asked how many Oreo they had, Dave answered, "I had three." Hillary chimed in, "Two or three." Charles jokingly corrected his bandmate by saying, "Dave's lying. He did 100 - for the 100th birthday!" What about the crucial element, milk? "I'm a dunker," Hillary gushed. "And so is Charles. But Dave's (Haywood) a twister."
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'Journey 3' Already In the Works, Josh Hutcherson and Dwayne Johnson Could Return

March 07, 2012 04:11:34 GMT


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Josh Hutcherson and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson could reunite for another adventure as a third "Journey" film is currently in the works. New Line Cinema has confirmed that it is moving forward for the sequel, which will bring back director Brad Peyton and screenwriters Mark and Brian Gunn.

Although no deals have been closed with any returning cast members, producer Beau Flynn told Entertainment Weekly that both Hutcherson and Johnson would "absolutely" reprise their roles as Sean and Hank respectively. It is reported that the script has been three weeks into work and the sequel has targeted a 2014 release in the U.S.
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Lady GaGa Beats Justin Bieber as First Person to Get 20 Million Followers on Twitter

March 07, 2012 03:54:44 GMT


Lady GaGa proves that she deserves to be called the Queen of Twitter. Less than two years after taking over the most-followed person on the social networking site from Britney Spears, the Mother Monster broke another record as she beat Justin Bieber to be the first person to pass 20 million followers.

The "Marry the Night" singer blasted through the major milestone over the weekend. Her follower count climbed steadily ever since, and by Tuesday, March 6, it has reached 20,211,713. Back on February 9, she expressed her excitement to have 19 million followers. "19 Million Followers!!! HOLY HOOKER!!! *goes back to work*," so she tweeted at the time.
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Zooey Deschanel Praises Lindsay Lohan's 'SNL' Hosting Gig

March 07, 2012 03:49:43 GMT


Though most critics panned Lindsay Lohan's performance in the latest episode of "Saturday Night Live", she at least got Zooey Deschanel backing her up. Met recently at PaleyFest, the Jessica Day of "New Girl" even praised her fellow "SNL" host.

"It's so hard. And can I say something? I thought she did a really good job; everyone reads off cue cards," the She & Him member said in defense of Lohan's hosting gig. "There were some people saying 'She read off cue cards!' Everyone - the cast members, the host - everyone reads off cue cards. That's how it's done, because they change the script right before, so you have to read off cue cards."
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Madonna's 'I'm Addicted' From 'MDNA' Leaks

March 07, 2012 03:29:08 GMT


Shortly after a private listening party for Madonna's new album "MDNA" was held, a new song from the upcoming CD has gone viral. Titled "I'm Addicted", the new leak features some electronic beat and has Madge singing about falling for a man.

"Something happens to me when I hear your voice/ Something happens to me and I have no choice," she sings. "And I can't get enough, and it fits like a glove/ I'm addicted to your love." She also can be heard chanting the title of her album "M-D-N-A".
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Paparazzi Confuse Debbie Harry With Lindsay Lohan Despite 41-Year-Old Age Difference

March 07, 2012 03:16:44 GMT


Several paparazzi might have mixed up Debbie Harry and Lindsay Lohan. On Sunday, March 4, a number of photographers swarmed the former Blondie frontwoman when she left the Mercer Hotel in New York morning after mistaking her for the "Mean Girls" actress, it has been reported.

Splash photographers were among those waiting for Lohan's exit from the hotel that day. To E! News, they claimed to know right from the start that it was the 66-year-old rocker, but noted that other photogs took a few frames before coming to realization. They did admit, "Debbie bore a striking resemblance, albeit older, to the young starlet."
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Fresh 'Hunger Games' Clip Highlights Katniss' First Encounter With Cinna in Capitol

March 07, 2012 03:04:31 GMT


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Katniss Everdeen's first face to face encounter with her designer best friend Cinna is highlighted in a brand new clip for "The Hunger Games". The short snippet focuses on a scene where the stylist introduces himself to the District 12 female Tribute after she arrives in the Capitol. "I'm sorry that this happened to you," he said, "and I'm here to help you in any way that I can."

In Suzanne Collins' book, Katniss is left mesmerized by the flashy yet high-fashion citizens of the Capitol whilst she herself looks modest. After meeting Cinna, the designer promises to transform her look to impress the world. Talking about his character on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", Lenny Kravitz said, "His job is to help her forge an impression, so she has a better chance of surviving."
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FX's 'Justified' Renewed for Fourth Season


March 07, 2012 02:52:09 GMT


"Justified" is yet to wrap up its third season, but FX has given it an early renewal. The network announced on Tuesday, March 6 that it has picked up the drama series for a fourth season, which will consist of 13 new episodes.

" 'Justified is one of television's best series and this season has reinforced that excellence," so FX's programming head, Nick Grad, said in a statement addressing the renewal. Praising the work of creator Graham Yost, the writing team as well as the cast ensemble featuring Timothy Olyphant, he added, "We look forward to many more seasons to come."
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Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald Premiere 'Now That I've Found You' Video

March 07, 2012 02:35:15 GMT


Nikki Reed and her singer hubby Paul McDonald get lovey dovey in a music video supporting their love-lullaby duet "Now That I've Found You". They enjoy a warm sunny day in what looks like a cornfield, gazing lovingly at each other while hugging and holding hands.

The music video was directed by Whitney Dean and Nikki. The Rosalie Hale on "Twilight Saga" movie series initially wanted to shoot a June Carter/Johnny Cash-esque clip, but she later opted for a simple and sweet story that tells "the story of two people."
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Report: Family Plans for Davy Jones' Body to Be Cremated

March 07, 2012 02:15:59 GMT


Funeral plans for Davy Jones have not yet been finalized, but words are coming out that he will be cremated. Bringing out the news was TMZ. The gossip site reported that the cremation has yet to take place, but noted that the family of the late member of The Monkees is discussing what to do with his ashes.

The "I'm a Believer" hitmaker died of a severe heart attack in a Florida hospital on Wednesday, February 29 morning. Before his passing, he was said to have been complaining of shortness of breath. On Friday, his spokeswoman Helen Kensick revealed that a private family service will be held in Florida, but no date for the funeral was disclosed.
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Sigourney Weaver to Headline Greg Berlanti's 'Political Animals'

March 07, 2012 02:15:20 GMT


USA Network has snagged big-screen actress Sigourney Weaver to headline its new series "Political Animals". The Ellen Ripley depicter in "Alien" film series is set to take the lead role in the political drama written by Greg Berlanti ("Brothers & Sisters").

The 62-year-old Oscar nominee is cast as Elaine Barrish, the divorced former First Lady and newly appointed Secretary of State who throws herself into the job after recovering from the dissolution of her marriage and losing the presidential nomination. She relies heavily on her son Doug, who will be portrayed by James Wolk.
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2012 Tribeca Film Festival Competition Lineup Announced

March 07, 2012 02:13:05 GMT


The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival has, on Tuesday, March 6, announced its lineup of qualified films that will compete in world narrative and documentary sections. The fest also revealed selections for its out of competition viewpoint movies.

Among the list of 12 competitive narrative films, half are international productions including an American/Mexican film called "The Girl" starring Abbie Cornish as a single mother who smuggles immigrants over the border. There's also a film from Israel, "Yossi", about the life of a gay in Tel Aviv.
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Garth Brooks Is 'Modern Era Artist' on 2012 Country Music Hall of Fame

March 07, 2012 01:38:27 GMT


Garth Brooks is among the newest members of Country Music Hall, and he will be inducted in "Modern Era Artist" category. According to his wife Trisha Yearwood, the "Midnight Sun" crooner was in tears after receiving the call from people at Country Music Association about the honor a few weeks ago.

In a statement following the official announcement on Tuesday, March 6, Brooks graciously said, "I am astounded and honored to be in the Country Music Hall of Fame." He additionally noted, "At the same time, I can't help but feel guilty going in when there are so many deserving artists that came before me who are yet to be inducted."
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Tim Tebow on 'The Bachelor' Rumors: I'm Definitely Not Gonna Be on the Dating Show

March 07, 2012 01:35:32 GMT


Tim Tebow is not going to search for his soul mate on "The Bachelor". Responding to the reports that he has been wanted to star in the next season of the ABC dating show, the NFL player tweeted, "Haha rumors can be crazy! Even though I've watched the show before, I'm definitely not gonna be on the Bachelor. #JessePalmer."

The 24-year-old athlete added the hashtag in reference to Jesse Palmer, the former New York Giants quarterback who appeared in the fifth season of the hit reality series. The Canadian sports commentator picked Jessica Bowlin in the season finale, but he never married her and their relationship lasted only for a few months after the show.
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Kirk Cameron Reacts to Backlash: It's My Life's Mission to Love All People


March 07, 2012 01:23:18 GMT


Kirk Cameron has broken his silence on the controversy sparked by his anti-gay remarks. Responding to the criticism he had received since saying that homosexuality is "detrimental and destructive" on "Piers Morgan Tonight", the former "Growing Pains" star assured that he loves all kinds of people.

"I spoke as honestly as I could, but some people believe my responses were not loving toward those in the gay community. That is not true," the 41-year-old actor said in a statement e-mailed to ABC News on Tuesday, March 6. He went on to stress, "I can assuredly say that it's my life's mission to love all people."
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Peter Gabriel Wants Music Pulled After Rush Limbaugh's Case

March 06, 2012 17:35:03 GMT


Peter Gabriel is unhappy of Rush Limbaugh's attack on birth control advocate Sandra Fluke. He has released a statement to clarify that he has nothing to do with the radio host although his song "Sledgehammer" can be heard playing in the background while Gabriel was ranting.

Gabriel has asked his music to be pulled from Limbaugh's radio show. "Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked to Rush Limbaugh's extraordinary attack on Sandra Fluke. It is obvious from anyone that knows Peter's work that he would never approve such a use," Gabriel said.
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The 2nd Annual Comedy Awards Nominees Unveiled

March 06, 2012 17:23:00 GMT


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Although "Bridesmaids" failed to take home an Oscar last month, there's a chance that the Kristen Wiig -fronted comedy will win the second Annual Comedy Awards. With five nominations in hand including the highest honor of Best Comedy, "Bridesmaids" will have to battle crowns with "Crazy, Stupid, Love.".

Over in the television world, "Modern Family" and "30 Rock" lead the way with five nominations each. The former won the Best Comedy accolade last year and has to fight "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "30 Rock", "Happy Endings" and "Parks and Recreation" to get it again. "I want to thank everyone connected to the award and I want '30 Rock' to win," said Alec Baldwin who is nominated for Performance by an Actor - TV.
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Brian Littrell's $120,000 Jewels Stolen in Hotel Room

March 06, 2012 17:04:26 GMT


Backstreet Boys star Brian Littrell revealed that he got $120,000 worth of jewels stolen from him at a hotel in Georgia. He and wife Leighanne forgot to take their jewels after they checked out of Evergreen Marriott Resort on Sunday, March 4, but when they returned to claim them, the pricey goods were all gone.

The couple claimed that they returned to the hotel room only 15 minutes after checking out. The jewels include Leighanne's six-carat canary diamond ring which is worth $110,000 and which Littrell presented to her when he proposed to her. Some of the property were recovered after a police investigation but the engagement ring remained missing.
 
 
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