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March 15, 2012

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Padma Lakshmi and Adam Dell Reach the Middle in Baby Battle

March 15, 2012 16:50:48 GMT


Padma Lakshmi's baby daddy has successfully added his famous last name on the child's. Adam Dell, the brother of computer honcho Michael Dell, won the battle to recognize him as the biological father of Padma's two years old daughter, who is now known as Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell.

Padma previously denied Adam visitation and custody rights, saying that the biological father of Khrisna was her former lover, billionaire Teddy Frostmann, who died last November and left the tot a sum of money. DNA tests proved that Adam was the father, prompting the wealthy venture capitalist to have some intervention in the baby girl's life.
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Lisa Marie Presley Announces First Album in Five Years

March 15, 2012 16:34:16 GMT


Lisa Marie Presley announced that her first album in five years would be released on May 15 via Universal Republic/XIX Recordings. Produced by T Bone Burnett, "Storm and Grace" was recorded at The Village Studios in Los Angeles after Lisa got the inspiration from a trip to England.

Lisa, Elvis Presley's only daughter, goes back to her "southern roots" on this album. "Nothing was planned or contrived in any way and out of it came a very organic record that was always inside of me and that I am incredibly proud of," she said in a statement. "It was a dream come true and such an honor when T Bone liked the songs and produced and played on the record."
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'CSI' 12.18 Preview: 'Alice in Wonderland' and a Surprise Visit

March 15, 2012 09:10:44 GMT


"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" will have its own take on one famous fairytale in next week's episode. Russell can't help reciting a line from "Alice in Wonderland" when he and his team are called to investigate a robbery-homicide at a wedding, which picks the story written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson as its theme.

While the CSI team has little to work with to find a killer, Hodges is surprised by his mother's visit to the town and his workplace. To get his meddlesome mom off his back, he wants her to believe that he is engaged to Morgan.
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Jeremy Renner Might Replace Jake Gyllenhaal as Leading Man in 'Motor City'

March 15, 2012 08:34:03 GMT


Just a few days after the reports buzzing that Jake Gyllenhaal was approached to tackle the lead role in "Motor City", it is now said that the part will likely be offered to another actor. According to Twitch, Gyllenhaal has turned down the offer and now director Albert Hughes has set his eyes on Jeremy Renner to fill Gyllenhaal's shoes.

It was said that Renner has just entered a discussion with Hughes about playing the lead character in the revenge drama. "The Hurt Locker" actor himself is currently in talks to lead Ridley Scott's "The Counselor". Should he join Scott's high-end thriller, he wouldn't be available for the next few months while Hughes has planned to begin filming in May.
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Jon Hamm and January Jones Glam Up 'Mad Men' Season 5 Big Screen Premiere

March 15, 2012 08:26:20 GMT


In anticipation of "Mad Men" season 5 premiere on AMC, the cast of the Emmy-winning series stepped out for a red carpet event. On Wednesday, March 14, the likes of Jon Hamm and January Jones attended a big screen premiere of the show's season opener at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles.

Looking sleek in a grey suit which was paired with a striped tie, the Don Draper depicter, Hamm, was all smiles as he came hand-in-hand with longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt. The "Friends with Kids" director, meanwhile, looked simple but elegant in a green tube dress.
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Haley Reinhart Debuts First Single 'Free', to Sing It on 'American Idol'


March 15, 2012 08:16:03 GMT


Haley Reinhart's debut single "Free" has just been unveiled. The jazzy tune is described by the "American Idol" alum as "an empowering break-up song," and is confirmed as a lead single from her upcoming first studio album "Listen Up!".

The 21-year-old singer, who finished third on the "Idol" season 10, is scheduled to showcase the new single on the singing competition later this month. She's tapped as a musical guest for upcoming results show which airs March 22.
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'Prometheus' Announces Global Live Chat Event With Leading Cast Members

March 15, 2012 07:54:04 GMT


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Those who have been anticipating Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" could have a special chance to discuss the movie with its leading cast members. On Tuesday, March 14, 20th Century Fox announced that the highly anticipated space thriller is set to organize a global live chat event with none other than Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender.

Fans are invited to participate in the Q&A event which will be held exclusively on Yahoo! Movies on Saturday, March 17 at 9.30 A.M. PT. During the live chat session, fans around the world could watch Theron and Fassbender answering questions from the audience about the much-talked-about thriller.
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Cee-Lo Mocks the Mets and Mitt Romney in His 'Signs You're a Terrible Singer'

March 15, 2012 07:40:54 GMT


Cee-Lo Green visited "Late Show with David Letterman" recently to read his "Top 10 Signs You're a Terrible Singer". In his presentation, the Gnarls Barkley member took jabs at the Mets baseball players and Mitt Romney, a former Governor of Massachusetts who enters 2012 Republican Presidential nomination.

When reading the No. 9 on his list, the judge and vocal coach of "The Voice" said you must be a terrible singer if "you sing like the Mets play baseball." When reaching No. 2, he simply pointed, "You're this guy," before footage of Romney singing was displayed on the screen.
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Whitney Houston's Daughter and 'Adopted' Son Not Hiding Affection During Lunch Run

March 15, 2012 07:26:21 GMT


Whitney Houston's daughter and "adopted" son continue to add fuel to rumors that they are romantically involved. Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon were caught on camera flaunting their affection to one another as the twosome stepped out in Atlanta, Georgia to grab some lunch on Tuesday, March 13.

A video footage documenting Bobbi and Nick's outing was obtained by TMZ. In it, the pair can be seen holding hands as they walked in and out of an eatery. At one point, just before they made their entrance, 22-year-old Nick leaned toward 19-year-old Bobbi. It isn't clear, though, whether they did share a kiss.
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CBS Renews 'Good Wife' and 14 Other Shows, 'Two and a Half Men' Is Still Undecided

March 15, 2012 07:18:13 GMT


CBS has been preparing for 2012-2013 season by renewing 15 series. The network announced that it has ordered a new season for 9 dramas, which are "The Good Wife", "The Mentalist", "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service", "NCIS: Los Angeles", "Hawaii Five-0", "Blue Bloods", "Criminal Minds", "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" as well as rookie "Person of Interest".

Two comedies included in the pick-up list are "Mike & Molly" and freshman "2 Broke Girls". Also getting a renewal are reality series "The Amazing Race" and "Undercover Boss", as well as news magazines "60 Minutes" and "48 Hours Mystery".
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Daniel Bedingfield Premieres 'Rocks Off' Music Video

March 15, 2012 06:54:54 GMT


Eight years after releasing "Second First Impression", Daniel Bedingfield returns with fresh music. The brother of Natasha Bedingfield releases a comeback single called "Rocks Off" and premieres its accompanying music video.

Daniel is seen being hounded by a bunch of aggressive females. He is kissed, clawed and stripped down naked by the ladies while he himself acknowledges their attack in his lyrics, "I see ya trying to get my socks off/ You just want to get your rocks off."
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New 'Snow White' Featurette Centers on Charlize Theron's Deadly Evil Queen

March 15, 2012 06:50:10 GMT


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A few days before releasing a brand new trailer for "Snow White and the Huntsman", Universal Pictures revealed a fresh featurette for the anticipated retelling movie. The promo video focuses on the story behind Charlize Theron's antagonistic Queen Ravenna.

The video highlights how Theron brings the sadistic Royal lady into life through her convincing performance. It also shows Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart and director Rupert Sanders expressing their opinions about the Evil Queen.
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'American Idol' Top 11 Were Kept in the Dark About Reason Behind Jermaine Jones' Exit

March 15, 2012 06:39:23 GMT


While "American Idol" producers had decided to axe Jermaine Jones on Tuesday, March 13, the other finalists apparently had no idea what led to his disqualification until the situation was addressed on Thursday. "We didn't really find out until America found out," Hollie Cavanaugh said after the performance show was aired.

The Liverpool-born singer went on sharing her feelings about the shocking elimination, "We were all really taken aback by it. It's really sad and really unfortunate." Affirming her fellow contestant's statement, Skylar Laine claimed, "We were so surprised. We didn't know anything about it until tonight. They kept us in the dark."
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First Look at WWE Star David Bautista as Mercenaries Leader in 'Riddick' Sequel

March 15, 2012 06:12:53 GMT


Another revealing photo from the set of "Riddick" sequel has been shared by Vin Diesel. Taking to his Facebook page, the actor who plays the titular character in the film posted a new on-set image that uncovers a first look at WWE star David Bautista as a mercenary leader.

In the picture, Bautista is featured donning a full mercenary costume complete with a mask, a weapon vest and boots. He is seen carrying a machine gun while seemingly getting ready to launch an attack with some other masked mercs.
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Jennifer Lopez Reacts to Wedding Rumor: Roberto Cavalli's Twitter Account Was Hacked

March 15, 2012 06:12:16 GMT


Contrary to swirling rumors, Jennifer Lopez hasn't made any plans to wed younger boyfriend Casper Smart. Days after a tweet about her request for a wedding dress popped out on the Twitter account of fashion designer Roberto Cavalli, the "On the Floor" hitmaker took to her official website to set the record straight.

On Wednesday, March 14, the 42-year-old songstress sounded off earlier statement made by Cavalli's representative via PEOPLE that informs fans the designer's account has been hacked. "Here's the truth now: ROBERTO CAVALLI'S TWITTER ACCOUNT was hacked," so she wrote. "The rumor is not true."
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Taylor Swift's 'Eyes Open' From 'The Hunger Games' Comes Out in Full


March 15, 2012 06:06:51 GMT


After getting a one-minute snippet, Taylor Swift's new song "Eyes Open" is unleashed in its entirety. The fresh track is one of the "songs from District 12 and beyond" which serve as anthems for highly-anticipated movie "The Hunger Games".

"Yesterday we were just children/ Playing soldier just pretending/ Dreaming dreams with happy ending," the country music crooner sings. "In backyards battle with the wooden swords/ But now we've stepped into a cruel world / Where everybody stands and keeps score."
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Warrant for Russell Brand's Arrest Issued in iPhone Throwing Incident

March 15, 2012 05:07:47 GMT


Russell Brand is wanted by New Orleans police two days after throwing a paparazzi's iPhone through an office window. On Wednesday, March 14 night, the New Orleans Police Department issued a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. TMZ detailed that the arrest warrant was put out for simple criminal damage to property.

Brand was accused of the phone-tossing incident on Monday. A paparazzi by the name of Timothy Jackson filed a police report against the "Rock of Ages" star, alleging that the actor wrestled his phone out of his hand and threw it away out of anger. The incident reportedly happened around 7 P.M. in the Warehouse District of New Orleans.
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Madonna Releases Snippet for New Song 'Fallen Free'

March 15, 2012 05:07:09 GMT


Madonna keeps hyping up the upcoming release of her new studio album "MDNA". Days before the CD comes out in the United States, the 53-year-old Grammy-winning singer releases a snippet of a slow jam called "Fallen Free".

"Deep and pure, our hearts align/ And then I'm free, I'm free of mind," she croons over the mellow sound. "The face of god who stands above/ Pouring over hope and love/ That all of might and life and limb/ Could turn again and love again."
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Nicki Minaj Rocks Pink Bikini at 'Starships' Video Shoot

March 15, 2012 04:38:11 GMT


Nicki Minaj was parading her curvaceous figure when filming a music video for her latest single "Starships". The female rapper was snapped on the set wearing a pink bathing suit which has a sheer drape on the front. Rocking neon-green hair, she finished off her sexy look with a pair of matching heels.

Minaj filmed the music video in Hawaii. The femcee recently posted on Twitter a picture of four shirtless male extras wearing pink tribal-inspired ensembles and bowler hats. "Beautiful. Can't wait 2get on set. Dem male modelz iz poppinton #starshipsvideo>," she excitedly tweeted.
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Sharon Osbourne Denies Causing Leah Remini's Dismissal From 'The Talk'

March 15, 2012 04:38:02 GMT


Leah Remini and Sharon Osbourne are in a war of words over the former's accusation that the latter caused her to get fired from "The Talk". Months after she and Holly Robinson Peete were dismissed from the CBS talk show, the Stacey Carosi of "Saved by the Bell" took to Twitter to blame her former co-worker for their departures.

"Sharon thought me and Holly were 'ghetto'...we were not funny, awkward and didn't know ourselves," Leah wrote on Monday, March 12 after Howard Stern brought back the topic of Leah and Holly's departure during his radio interview. "She has the power that was given to her."
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Ashley Judd's Puffy Face Is Likely Result of Medication for Sinus Infection and Flu, Rep Says

March 15, 2012 04:28:59 GMT


The reason behind Ashley Judd's different look at a recent appearance on a Canadian talk show has been undisclosed. Shooting down cosmetic surgery speculations, a representative for the Rebecca Winstone of ABC's "Missing" said that heavy medication to treat her sinus infection and flu might contribute to her puffy face.

"For the record, this is unequivocally not true," Cara Tripicchio clarified to E! News. "Ashley has been battling an ongoing, serious sinus infection and flu. Therefore, Ashley has been on a heavy dose of medication to overcome it so she could get on a plane and travel to Toronto and New York to fulfill her commitment of completing four consecutive days of press to promote her new show 'Missing'."
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Video Premiere: J. Cole's 'Nobody's Perfect' Ft. Missy Elliott

March 15, 2012 03:58:03 GMT


J. Cole has debuted a music video in support of his latest offering "Nobody's Perfect". The Roc Nation rapper is restless as he raps his verses in his bedroom and goes to a counseling to get whatever bothering him off his chest. Missy Elliott plays a wise therapist who assures him that he needs no worry because everybody has their own flaws.

"Nobody's Perfect" is taken from "Cole World: The Sideline Story" album, which was released last fall. The self-produced track samples Curtis Mayfield's song "Think", while its music video was directed by Colin Tilley.
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Darren Criss Turns Down 'X Factor' Hosting Gig Because of Busy Schedule

March 15, 2012 03:47:00 GMT


Darren Criss was wanted to join the second season of "The X Factor (US)", so E! Online reported. The star of Broadway play "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" has allegedly been offered a hosting gig on the Simon Cowell-created reality show, but he "politely declined the gig," a source said.

"They were after him," a so-called insider on the show revealed. His busy schedule was said to have prevented him from taking the job with the insider claiming, "There's no way he could have done it with everything he has going on."
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Brandon Routh to Welcome First Child in Summer

March 15, 2012 03:43:18 GMT


Brandon Routh is preparing himself for a diaper duty. The leading man of "Superman Returns" and his wife of four years, Courtney Ford, have just announced that they are expecting their first child together. To PEOPLE, the happy couple additionally revealed that their bundle of joy will arrive this summer.

Both Routh and his wife chose to keep the news a secret in the beginning of her pregnancy, but found it difficult to do. The 32-year-old actor, who's working on the CBS pilot "Partners", admitted, "It's been so hard keeping the news to ourselves. Everyone on set keeps asking, 'Do you have kids?' and I've had to say, 'Well ... not yet!' It's the truth. The baby hasn't been born yet!"
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Rupert Grint and Chloe Moretz Added to Beach Boy Biopic 'The Drummer'

March 15, 2012 03:32:54 GMT


Randall Miller's upcoming indie music biopic, "The Drummer (2012)", has added two famous young talents to its cast ensemble. Variety reported that "Harry Potter" actor Rupert Grint and "Hugo" actress Chloe Moretz are all set to tackle important roles in the true story movie about The Beach Boys' drummer Dennis Wilson.

The Ron Weasly of "Harry Potter" is set to star as Stan Shapiro, a mail room intern at William Morris. He becomes a friend to Wilson during the the last few year's of the drummer's life. As for Moretz, the "Kick-Ass" star will play Wilson's daughter Jennifer.
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'American Idol' Recap: 11 Singers Perform, Jermaine Jones' Exit Is Addressed

March 15, 2012 03:10:00 GMT


"American Idol" was back on Wednesday, March 14 with the remaining finalists who sang songs from the year they were born, but it wasn't without a twist. As it was suggested in reports, Jermaine Jones was disqualified and Ryan Seacrest talked a bit about it early in the show.

Before explaining further about Jermaine's departure, Ryan let some of the contestants perform. Phillip Phillips was the first to take the stage, singing "Hard to Handle" by The Black Crowes. Randy Jackson said the 21-year-old is unique, while Jennifer Lopez called it "natural."
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Jon Hamm Expresses Wish That His Kim Kardashian Comment Were Reported Correctly


March 15, 2012 03:05:55 GMT


Jon Hamm is trying to clear up the misunderstanding caused by his recent comments that seem to be attacking reality TV stars Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton. When met at PaleyFest 2012 on Tuesday, March 13, the 41-year-old actor stood by his words, but did share his wish that they were "reported correctly."

Speaking to Access Hollywood a day after being dubbed "careless" by Kardashian, the actor playing Don Draper on "Mad Men" said, "I think that my quote was a little bit misunderstood." He went on to explain, "I think that she's - I've never met her. I would never say anything personal about anyone that I have not met."
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'Madagascar 3' to Have Its World Premiere at 2012 Cannes Film Festival

March 15, 2012 02:59:10 GMT


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"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" will not only present Alex and co.'s adventure in Europe, but it will also have its world premiere in the continent. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that DreamWorks Animation has planned to debut the comedy pic during the prestigious 65th annual Cannes Film Festival in May.

The Eric Darnell-directed animated movie is the first major studio title to surface in connection with this year's Cannes, which is commonly used to introduce summer tentpole movies. DreamWorks is expected to release an official statement about the premiere plan in the coming days.
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Hot 100 Gets Digital Makeover, Fun. Remain No. 1

March 15, 2012 02:45:16 GMT


Billboard Hot 100 revises its way to rank a song's popularity. The music magazine will now take into account data from streaming-music sites in addition to including radio-airplay ratings and digital song sales into calculation. Despite the adjustment, digital sales still become the major factor to compile the single list, followed by radio and online streams.

Last week's champ Fun. christen the revised chart by sitting at the top spot. The indie band pull in the strongest digital sales with their single "We Are Young" which shifts 322,000 downloads sold (up 7%). Featuring Janelle Monae, the single is also most popular online and on radio as it draws 1.1 million on-demand plays and 46 million audience impressions.
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Lindsay Lohan Calls False Hit and Run Accusations Absurd

March 15, 2012 02:14:34 GMT


Lindsay Lohan is adamant that she didn't hit a man with her new Porsche when leaving a Hollywood club early Wednesday, March 14 morning. The Kimmie Keegan of "Ugly Betty" has just reacted to the hit and run accusations made against her, calling them "absurd" in a long message posted on her WhoSay page.

"Scrape? This is all a complete lie," the 25-year-old starlet began the post. She went on to explain, "I've been at community service. Last night, I attempted to wish a friend happy birthday, which I didn't even get to do because I was freaked out by all of the paparazzi." In the end, she noted, "These false accusations are absurd."
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Gary Ross Plays Coy About Who Will Play Finnick Odair in 'Catching Fire'


March 15, 2012 02:08:54 GMT


"The Hunger Games" won't arrive in cinemas until March 23, but casting rumors for its follow-up film "Catching Fire" are already buzzing wildly. Fans of the franchise have been speculating about who will play the sequel's most desirable role, Finnick Odair, and some of them hope that the part will be offered to Armie Hammer. Discussing the casting rumor with MTV News, director Gary Ross decided to stay tight-lipped.

"No," Ross stated when urged to reveal who he has in mind to tackle the flamboyant character. "I mean, somewhere, I know it was in the press, I said I had an idea for Finnick Odair. But I don't really," he insisted before adding, "You start to have ideas as you read, obviously I read the books several times, and I went, oh this guy might be good or that guy might be good. And then I made the terrible mistake of saying that to the press."
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HBO Cancels 'Luck' Following Death of Three Horses, PETA Is Glad

March 15, 2012 01:59:20 GMT


HBO has pulled the plug on "Luck" after a third horse died on the set of the drama series. In a statement released on Wednesday, March 14, the network announced, "It is with heartbreak that executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann together with HBO have decided to cease all future production on the series 'Luck'."

Explaining the reason behind the cancellation, the network said, "While we maintained the highest safety standards possible, accidents unfortunately happen and it is impossible to guarantee they won't in the future. Accordingly, we have reached this difficult decision."
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Bruce Springsteen Ends Adele's Long Run at No. 1 on Hot 200


March 15, 2012 01:36:20 GMT


After weeks of blocking many new entries from topping Billboard Hot 200, Adele finally falls from her throne on the U.S. album chart. The British pop sensation is knocked out of the top spot by Bruce Springsteen. The Boss edges out Adele by selling around 196,000 copies with his latest effort "Wrecking Ball".

It marks Springsteen's tenth No. 1 album. He scored his first No. 1 with 1980's "The River" and last hit the top spot with his 2009's "Working on a Dream". He ties the record held by Elvis Presley for the third-most chart-topping albums in history, sitting behind The Beatles (with 19 No. 1 CDs) and Jay-Z (with 12).
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Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth Rule Out Third Party Involvement in Split

March 15, 2012 01:33:21 GMT


Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth have responded to swirling rumors that their marriage breakdown was caused by an affair on his part. In another joint statement they released a day after announcing that they have parted ways after 11 years of marriage, the estranged couple clarified, "We just want to make it very clear - there are no third parties involved."

Earlier, website Scallywag & Vagabond came out with a claim that Facinelli was involved in a "short, torrid affair" with an unnamed Canadian woman during the filming of "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn". Reacting to the accusation, the 38-year-old actor and his 39-year-old wife said, "There are rumors out there which are completely untrue and hurtful to our family."
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Academy Announces Date for 2013 Oscars Ceremony


March 15, 2012 01:26:13 GMT


Two and a half weeks after organizing the 84th Annual Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the fixed date for next year's Oscars. On Wednesday, March 14, the association confirmed that its 85th edition of the prestigious awards will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2013.

"The ceremony will take place at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network to more than 225 countries," the AMPAS said in a statement. The shortlisted nominations, meanwhile, are scheduled to be revealed on Tuesday, January 15.
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'American Idol' Producers: Jermaine Jones Is Booted Off Because of His Lies

March 15, 2012 01:22:37 GMT


Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick have spoken up about their decision to disqualify Jermaine Jones from "American Idol". According to the executive producers of the singing competition, it is not his legal troubles which become the main reason to send him packing, but it's his lies.

Calling in to TMZ Live, the show's honchos said they were particularly worried when they found out he had used false names with police. "There might be other false names and other charges out there that we just dont know about," they explained.
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Charlize Theron Names Adopted Baby Boy Jackson

March 15, 2012 01:00:57 GMT


Charlize Theron can now add mother to her resume. The Josey Aimes of "North Country" has followed in the footsteps of another Hollywood single lady Sandra Bullock in adopting a child. "She is the proud mom of a healthy baby boy named Jackson," her representative confirmed in a statement released on Wednesday, March 14.

No other details about Theron's bundle of joy were disclosed, but the boy is the first child for the Oscar winner. Us Weekly, in the meantime, claimed that Jackson is African-American and was born in the United States. A source added that the actress "has always wanted to be a mom. She is glad to be able to do it on her own now and is so happy to be a mom."
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Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson's Baby Name Allegedly Revealed

March 14, 2012 17:18:07 GMT


There is a whisper out there that Jessica Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson (II) will name their upcoming baby girl Maxwell. Simpson, who can give birth any days now, previously revealed in the new issue of Elle magazine that they have decided on a "nontraditional" name for the tot.

A so-called "family friend" leaked the name to In Touch, saying Jessica and Eric "are going to call [their baby] Maxwell, Maxi for short." Indeed, Maxwell is Eric's middle name and also his grandmother's maiden name. "Jessica wanted a name with meaning," the friend added.
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Madonna Fires Back Against Malawian Government's Protest


March 14, 2012 17:06:07 GMT


A representative of Global Philanthropy Group has responded to Malawian government's protest about Madonna's plans to build 10 schools in the impoverished African nation. Trevor Neilson said there is no truth in the accusation that Madonna skipped the necessary authorization and discussion of her projects for Malawi.

"This is simply not true," Neilson said in a statement released by Madonna's spokesperson. "The government of Malawi has been fully updated on Madonna's effort to provide funding for ten schools to be built in communities where there are no schools." Neilson also said that Madonna's Raising Malawi organization had communicated with Malawi's Minister of Education. Non-profit organization buildOn had also cleared all plans for school construction with the local officials.
 
 
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