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April 10, 2012

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Transgender Women Officially Allowed to Compete at Miss Universe


April 10, 2012 16:47:03 GMT


Thanks to Jenna Talackova, transgender women are now allowed to compete at the biggest beauty pageant. Miss Universe Organization (MUO) announced on Tuesday, April 10 that the decision to include non naturally-born female is in line with their support of "equality for all women".

Talackova was disqualified from the pageant when she submitted the entry form citing "female" while she actually was born "male". The 23-year-old begged the MUO to change the rule, reasoning, "I am a woman. I was devastated, and I felt that excluding me for the reason that they gave was unjust. I have never asked for any special consideration. I only wanted to compete." She has since been granted the wish.
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Video: Rachel Crow Opens White House Easter Egg Roll With National Anthem

April 10, 2012 09:19:02 GMT


Rachel Crow opened the 134th Annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House with a rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner". The former contestant on "The X Factor (US)" inaugural season delivered the national anthem from the balcony of the South Lawn.

Wearing a yellow blazer, the 14-year-old singer belted out the anthem with President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their two daughters Sasha and Malia standing by her sides. She exchanged hugs with Mr. President and the First Lady before retreating from the spotlight.
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First Look at Molly as a Bride and Rizzoli as a Hooker

April 10, 2012 09:09:45 GMT


After playing a bridesmaid on "Bridesmaids", Melissa McCarthy is ready to walk down the aisle in the May 14 season finale of CBS' "Mike & Molly". The first picture of her character in a bride gown has made its way out via TV Guide, showing the teacher wearing the white dress made of satin, tulle, crystals and pearls.

"The gown is really purty and elegant," executive producer Mark Roberts commented on the wedding dress. The nuptials itself takes place at Grandma's Baptist Church, with Ray Parker Jr. performing and Family Matters' Reginald VelJohnson officiating.
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Lindsay Lohan to Take Appropriate Action If Her Accuser Made False Police Report

April 10, 2012 09:01:06 GMT


Lindsay Lohan isn't staying quiet over recent accusation that she pushed and shoved a woman during an alleged nightclub altercation. According to TMZ, the 25-year-old starlet along with her lawyer Shawn Holley will ask detectives at West Hollywood Sheriff's substation to investigate her accuser.

In a statement to TMZ, Holley said that Lohan, who will portray Elizabeth Taylor in "Liz & Dick", could even file a lawsuit against the woman. "If it's true that someone made false accusations against Ms. Lohan and reported those false claims to police, we will take appropriate action," so claimed the attorney, "which includes seeking the prosecution of that individual."
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New Photos of Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti on New York Set of 'Lucky Dog'

April 10, 2012 08:53:19 GMT


Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti have been photographed working on the set of "Lucky Dog" on Monday, April 9. The two actors were caught on camera filming a scene in Brooklyn, New York along with their female co-star Sally Hawkins.

Rudd rocked a black leather jacket that he paired with a ski cap and fingerless gloves, while Giamatti donned a brown leather jacket that he paired with khaki pants. Hawkins, meanwhile, wore a plaid coat and a white scarf. They were seen chatting on the set where plenty of pine trees were placed in front of a dirty wagon.
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New Videos: 2 Chainz's 'Riot', Feist's 'Bittersweet Melodies'

April 10, 2012 08:51:22 GMT


2 Chainz releases a new music video, almost at the same time Feist drops hers. The Playaz Circle rapper premieres his clip to promote a song called "Riot", while the Canadian singer unleashes her video in support of a single titled "Bittersweet Melodies".

In the "Riot" clip, 2 Chainz throws a party with a bunch of his pals in a dark warehouse space. Unlike him, Feist doesn't appear in person in the "Bittersweet Melodies" video. Instead, her presence is replaced with juxtaposes of old and new images which feature adults posing the same way as their younger selves.
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Zac Efron Welcomed by Screaming Fans at 'Lucky One' Sydney Premiere

April 10, 2012 08:29:28 GMT


"The Lucky One" has been premiered in Australia on Monday, April 9. Attending the first special screening event for the romantic drama movie was none other than lead actor Zac Efron. The 24-year-old actor was welcomed by plenty of screaming female fans as he stepped out on the red carpet that rolled outside the Bondi Junction Event Cinemas.

The former "High School Musical" actor looked sleek in a Calvin Klein two-piece gray suit that he paired with a matching tie. The hunky thesp was all smiles as he signed autographs for his awaiting devotees and posed for photographers.
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Beyonce Knowles Slips Into Bathing Suit During Vacation in St. Barts

April 10, 2012 08:23:32 GMT


Beyonce Knowles has proudly displayed her post-baby curves just three months after giving birth to her first daughter Blue Ivy Carter. On Monday, April 9 afternoon, the "Run the World (Girls)" singer was photographed rocking a black swimsuit as she and husband Jay-Z soaked up the sun on a beach in St. Barths.

Tying her hair back in a short ponytail, the 30-year-old diva paired her skin-tight bathing suit with a dark pair of sunglasses, a lariat-style necklace and small gold earrings. She took a dip in the ocean before lounging in the sand next to her rapper husband, who at one point was spotted sipping juice from a coconut.
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New Videos: Darren Hayes' 'Stupid Mistake', Ladyhawke's 'Sunday Drive'

April 10, 2012 08:22:24 GMT


Darren Hayes and Ladyhawke premiere a brand new music video each. The Aussie singer who's an ex-Savage Garden promotes his single "Stupid Mistake", while the New Zealand artist whose real name is Phillipa Margaret Brown supports her song "Sunday Drive".

The "Stupid Mistake" clip sees two different sides of Darren. His calm and collected self looks sleek in a tux, while his restless alter ego puts on a Joker face paint. The "Sunday Drive" video, meanwhile, follows Ladyhawke as she's put inside the trunk of a car with her mouth gagged and hands tied.
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Dana Delany Will Return to 'Desperate Housewives' for Series Finale


April 10, 2012 08:01:35 GMT


Dana Delany will pay a final visit to Wisteria Lane just before "Desperate Housewives" pulls its curtain for the last time. It has been confirmed that the Emmy-winning actress will reprise her role as Katherine Mayfair in the series finale, which is scheduled to air Sunday, May 13.

Delany left the long-running drama comedy series at the end of Season 6 to star on another ABC series, "Body of Proof". The last time she was seen on the primetime soap, her character Katherine embarked on a long European vacation with girlfriend Robin (Julie Benz). It is unclear, though, what will bring her back to Wisteria Lane.
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Nicki Minaj Talks Lady GaGa Comparison and 'GMA' Wardrobe Malfunction

April 10, 2012 07:37:28 GMT


Hot on heels of her "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" release, Nicki Minaj sits down with Juju Chang on ABC's "Nightline" for an interview. The Young Money female rapper addresses many things that are going around about her including Lady GaGa comparison and "Good Morning America" nip-slip.

Commenting on how she feels about being compared to the Mother Monster, Minaj confesses she's annoyed by it. "Offend me? No. Irks me? Yeah," she answers. "It's getting tired now to me." About their look, she argued, "Every female in this game wears wigs." Of the over-the-top costumes, she fired back, "Eeh, try again."
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'Glee' Unveils Photos From Whitney Houston Tribute Episode

April 10, 2012 07:17:25 GMT


"Glee" is yet to air its April 10 episode, but it has shared sneak peeks to an upcoming Whitney Houston tribute episode. Some of the newly released pictures from the April 24 outing give a look at Santana and Brittany's performance on the auditorium stage, with other members of the New Directions watching them.

In another photo, Santana and Rachel pull off a duet in the choir room, while Brittany sings in front of a grand piano. Additionally, there is an image featuring Blaine, who looks sleek in a black suit, in what seems to be another musical number from the "Dance With Somebody" episode.
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Tamra Barney: Cancer Scare Motivates Me to Remove My Breast Implants


April 10, 2012 07:17:19 GMT


Tamra Barney offers more detailed account on why she decided to remove her breast implants. After PEOPLE shared a clip of her appearance on "The Dr. Oz Show", the star of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" took to her Facebook page to admit that lumps in her breast as well as cervical cancer had motivated her to go under the knife.

"My breaking point! why I was finally convinced I needed to remove my implants after years of thinking about it," wrote the 43-year-old reality star on Monday, April 9 along with a link to PEOPLE's article. "CANCER is a scary word and for the past year I felt like If I talked about 'IT' I would give it life and it would come back."
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Agent Maria Hill Has Stern Conversation With Nick Fury in New 'Avengers' Clip

April 10, 2012 07:04:54 GMT


Cobie Smulders has recently stopped by "Late Show with David Letterman" to promote the highly anticipated superhero ensemble film, "The Avengers". Aside from gushing that the movie's final cut is "really, really good", the "How I Met Your Mother" star unveiled a brand new clip that features her character Maria Hill having a heated conversation with Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury about the Tesseract.

Hill is one of the agents in S.H.I.E.L.D. which is led by Fury. The secret military law-enforcement agency organizes Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye to defeat God of Mischief Loki, who is a foe that no single hero could ever withstand.
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B.o.B's 'Strange Clouds' Tracklisting Includes Morgan Freeman, Taylor Swift and More

April 10, 2012 06:32:17 GMT


Fifteen tracks recorded for B.o.B's upcoming second studio album "Strange Clouds" have been revealed in a tracklisting for the CD. Among those confirmed to serve as featured guests are Golden Globe-winning actor Morgan Freeman and Grammy-winning singer Taylor Swift.

Bobby Ray is set to collaborate with Hollywood movie veteran Freeman in a song called "Bombs Away". The Atlanta rapper, meanwhile, joins forces with country music crooner Swift in a track titled "Both of Us".
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Scarlett Johansson Reacts to the Using of Her Photo in Sex Shop Ads

April 10, 2012 06:21:49 GMT


Scarlett Johansson doesn't let herself bothered by recent report that her sexy image has been used to advertise a sex shop near the border of Mexico. In a statement she released to E! News, the Black Widow of "The Avengers" simply said, "I applaud TMZ's, once again, award winning investigative journalism for securing the knowledge of my legions of Mexican fans."

The 27-year-old actress has unwittingly become the new face of porn after a photo of herself in a black bra, unbuttoned white shirt and tiny shorts graced the business cards of VIP, a Spanish-speaking adult store that is located in Calexico, California. Surrounding her image were Spanish text of the products the store sells, which include "DVD & VHS" and "lubricantes".
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Jennifer Aniston Could Be Jason Sudeikis' Fake Wife in 'We're the Millers'

April 10, 2012 06:20:50 GMT


Jennifer Aniston might become a fake wife of a pot dealer in her upcoming film. The former "Friends" star is entering a negotiation to star as the female lead in New Line Cinemas' comedy film, "We're the Millers".

The raunchy movie follows a pot dealer who realizes that his life is meaningless and wants to get out of his dirty business, but not before one last big score that will finance his new life. His last pot-related task is to get a fake wife and smuggle 1,400 pounds of pot across the Mexican border in a motor home.
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'Gossip Girl' 5.20 Preview: Blair and Dan Set to Debut as Couple

April 10, 2012 06:10:01 GMT


After being granted her freedom, Blair plans to make a public debut as a couple with Dan in the next episode of "Gossip Girl". To celebrate it, they will throw a glamorous British-themed Salon and invite the founders of The Oracle Club, Julian Tepper and Jenna Gribbon.

Blair, somehow, appears to be surprised by the presence of Serena, Chuck and Nate at the bash, while Chuck himself has no idea why he's coming to the party. However, it isn't the biggest problem that will occur in the Upper East Side since Serena is mad at Lola, who causes big damage.
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Melissa Gilbert's 'Dancing with the Stars' Injury Explained

April 10, 2012 05:13:06 GMT


Karina Smirnoff has offered some details on what led to Melissa Gilbert being taken to a hospital in the middle of "Dancing with the Stars" April 9 show. Met backstage, the pro dancer told media reps that the 47-year-old actress complained about dizziness and feeling lightheaded after hitting her head on the ballroom floor during her routine.

It was further reported that Melissa was so weakened that fellow contestant Gavin DeGraw had to carry her down from the stage's elevated "red room" and out of the studio. She was put on a stretcher and taken away in an ambulance with her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy following her.
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Melissa Etheridge's Ex Demands Raise in Nominal Spousal Support

April 10, 2012 05:11:37 GMT


Melissa Etheridge's ex-wife is demanding more money from the female rocker. On Monday, April 9, Tammy Lynn Michaels filed a settlement conference brief in which she admitted she needs more than the $23,000 per month that the "Come to My Window" singer is paying for spousal and child support to live on.

In the court documents, Michaels claimed that Etheridge earns roughly $177,882.00 a month, and that she grew accustomed to living at over $128,000 a month during their long-term relationship. The 37-year-old additionally noted that she "has limited income and virtually no savings," while her ex "has extensive resources at her disposal and a tremendous earning capacity."
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Video: KISS Set 'Dancing with the Stars' Ablaze With 'Rock and Roll All Nite'

April 10, 2012 04:56:25 GMT


KISS visited "Dancing with the Stars" on the night dedicated by the reality TV show to pay tribute to rock music. Donning their trademark costumes, Gene Simmons and his bandmates kicked off the Monday night, April 9 episode with their classic hit "Rock and Roll All Nite".

While KISS were playing loud and proud on the stage, "DWTS" troupe were taking the dance floor for an equally rocking choreographed number. Three female and male dancers, clad in KISS-esque attire, kicked off their set with a chair number before trading the props with ropes.
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Alec Baldwin's Accused Stalker Ordered to Stay Away From the Actor

April 10, 2012 04:29:29 GMT


A Canadian woman has been ordered to stay away from Alec Baldwin. Genevieve Sabourin appeared before a judge in a New York City criminal court on Monday, April 9, a day after she was arrested on five misdemeanor counts of harassment and stalking following her appearance outside the "30 Rock" star's apartment.

During her arraignment, 40-year-old Sabourin was also told by Judge Richard Weinberg that she should have "no contact whatsoever, direct or indirect" with 54-year-old Baldwin. Being released on her own recognizance after the court appearance, the woman who is described by several media as an actress was also ordered to return for a May 14 hearing.
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'Maleficent' Sets Release Date as 'The Dictator' Gets Pushed Back

April 10, 2012 04:28:55 GMT


Angelina Jolie's Sleeping Beauty retelling "Maleficent" finally gets a U.S. release date. Walt Disney Pictures has announced that the Robert Stromberg directorial debut is set to arrive in theaters nationwide on March 14, 2014.

"Maleficent" will reveal the origin of the titular antagonistic queen and what led her to curse Princess Aurora in the fabled 1959 Disney fairytale. Providing the script is Linda Woolverton, who also penned the screenplay for 1994's "The Lion King".
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Kristen Wiig on Her Future on 'SNL': When I Do Leave, It's Just That It's Time

April 10, 2012 04:15:57 GMT


Kristen Wiig has spoken up about the reports that she will leave "Saturday Night Live" when it wraps the current season. "I don't know," she replied when asked by Alec Baldwin during his morning podcast "Here's the Thing", about her rumored impending departure.

Admitting that her contract expires this season, the Vicki St. Elmo of "MacGruber" coyly said, "Well, everyone has to leave." She added, "I will say that when I do leave it's not because I'm sick of it and not because I see something better or anything like that. I will say that when I do leave it's not because I'm sick of it and not because I see something better or anything like that. It's just that it's time."
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Video Premiere: Ne-Yo's 'Burnin' Up'

April 10, 2012 04:05:31 GMT


Ne-Yo is smitten by a fiery lady in a music video for his latest single "Burnin' Up". The R&B crooner literally bumps into a Latina beauty when making his way to the stage, causing him to receive some harsh words from her. She, however, warms up to him once she sees him performing on stage.

"Burnin' Up" is expected to appear in Ne-Yo's new studio album titled "The Cracks in Mr. Perfect". Its accompanying music video was directed by Chris Robinson, and features Annabelle Acosta as the leading lady.
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First Footage of Rian Johnson's Time Travel Film 'Looper' Unleashed

April 10, 2012 03:41:31 GMT


The first footage from Rian Johnson's time travel action movie, "Looper", has been unveiled. The sneak-peek video offers a look at some action-packed scenes in the upcoming sci-fi film, including the one that sees Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character fighting his older self, played by Bruce Willis.

In the promo video, Gordon-Levitt and director Johnson also open up about the premise of the movie. The lead actor says, "What would you do if you had to hunt down and kill your future self? My future self is played by Bruce Willis, which is how you know it's a movie, because in real life I'd be screwed."
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'Dancing with the Stars': Sherri Shepherd Gets 'Nasty', Donald Driver Goes Sexy on Rock Night

April 10, 2012 03:27:01 GMT


"Dancing with the Stars" brought rock music to the ballroom this week. Kicked off by a performance by KISS, the Monday, April 9 show saw the remaining ten contestants dancing to classic rock songs.

First to take the dance floor was Sherri Shepherd. She performed a tango with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy and started it off by dancing on the judges table. "You did a lap dance for me!... I like it when you're nasty," Bruno Tonioli commented, but Carrie Ann Inaba was bothered by her "expressionless" face. The comedienne earned 21 points.
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Adam Lambert to Join Queen in Four Concerts to Make Up for Sonisphere Cancellation


April 10, 2012 03:15:53 GMT


Though Sonisphere Festival where Adam Lambert was supposed to share stage with Queen on July 7 was canceled, fans have no need to worry because alternatives are already set up by the two music acts. Four concerts which will reunite them after their gig at the 2011 MTV EMAs have just been confirmed.

One is set at Moscow's Olympic Arena on June 30. Announced in March this year following positive response for their then-Sonisphere gig, the concert is still on although the Knebworth Park music festival was scrapped. They will also play together with Elton John in Kiev and do two other shows at the Hammersmith Apollo in early July.
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Ashley Judd Bashes Media for 'Nasty' and 'Misogynistic' Digs Over Her Puffy Face

April 10, 2012 03:11:30 GMT


Ashley Judd apparently is still fuming over recent speculations that she had undergone cosmetic surgery. Nearly a month after her puffy face at an appearance on a Canadian talk show became the talk of the town, the "De-Lovely" actress fired back at the media in a lengthy article on the Daily Beast.

"The Conversation about women's bodies exists largely outside of us, while it is also directed at (and marketed to) us, and used to define and control us," the 43-year-old started her post. She continued, "As an actor and woman who, at times, avails herself of the media, I am painfully aware of the conversation about women's bodies, and it frequently migrates to my own body. I know this, even though my personal practice is to ignore what is written about me."
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'The Dark Knight Rises' Granted PG-13 Rating for 'Violence and Sensuality'

April 10, 2012 02:31:11 GMT


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Christopher Nolan's final Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises", finally got its rating. The MPAA has officially granted the highly anticipated DC Comic film a not so surprising PG-13 rating.

The PG-13 rating was given to the upcoming film due to its "intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language." The granted rating, however, does not indicate that the movie has been completely done. Big movies usually screen well even before the director finishes the technical elements such as visual effects, sound design or color timing.
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Jennifer Lopez Facing Backlash Over 'Skanky' Video for 'Dance Again'

April 10, 2012 02:15:40 GMT


Jennifer Lopez comes under fire for her steamy music video supporting single "Dance Again". Calling the clip "skanky," Dan Gainor from conservative-based Media Research Center's Culture Media Institute also blasts "American Idol" for premiering the material that's inappropriate for children.

"Jennifer Lopez's skanky new video shows how desperate she is to retain her fame despite her fading relevance," the group's vice president of business and culture told RadarOnline. He additionally said to Gossip Cop, "[It] is a typical example of why parents have found there are few family-friendly programs on TV."
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Stars of 'Glee', 'New Girl' and 'Raising Hope' React to Show Renewals

April 10, 2012 02:14:30 GMT


FOX has given a new season order to three comedies on its Tuesday line-up. The network announced on Monday, April 9 that "Glee" will return for a fourth season, "New Girl" is renewed for a second season, and "Raising Hope" will be back for a third season.

"Over the past season, 'New Girl' has become the hottest new appointment series for young adults; 'Raising Hope' has established itself as one of the smartest and most unique offbeat comedies on television; and 'Glee' has continued its success as a genre-defying, global cultural phenomenon," FOX entertainment president Kevin Reilly stated. "All three of these comedies add a fresh and distinctive flavor to our Tuesday nights, and I'm really happy to bring them back to our air next season."
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Videos: Kristen Stewart Showered With Birthday Wishes From 'Snow White' Co-Stars

April 10, 2012 02:12:47 GMT


Turning 22 on Monday, April 9, Kristen Stewart gets some love from her "Snow White and the Huntsman" co-stars. The likes of Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Sam Claflin have all taken to YouTube to tape separate video messages in which they wish the Hollywood beauty a happy birthday.

In her video, Theron claims to have learned about Stewart's birthday from "a little birdie". While she plays Stewart's nemesis, evil Queen Ravenna, in "Snow White", the 36-year-old Oscar winner has nothing but praises for her younger co-star. "You're awesome," she gushes. "I feel honored to know you and just keep rockin' man! You're amazing."
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Ben Kingsley Close to Play Supervillain in 'Iron Man 3', Movie to Be Based on 'Extremis'

April 10, 2012 01:48:53 GMT


Robert Downey Jr. could end up fighting Ben Kingsley in "Iron Man 3". The English veteran actor is entering final talks to star as the supervillain in the third armored hero movie, Variety reported.

Marvel has yet to announce which bad guy will Kingsley tackle. However, multiple insiders revealed that the "Hugo" thesp will not be playing Tony Stark's number one archenemy the Mandarin, who is a wealthy Chinese scientist and martial arts expert.
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Video: Ellen DeGeneres Spoofs 'Titanic', Paints a Nude Kate Winslet

April 10, 2012 01:36:13 GMT


After sharing a preview of a "Titanic" spoof featuring herself, Ellen DeGeneres shared the full version on her talk show Monday, April 9. "Well, you might know I was cut from the original movie. And I'm happy to say that my part was finally put back in. So I thought I would show you...," so the comedienne introduced the faux footage which she claimed to be included in the movie's 3D version.

Wearing a flat cap, the host of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" host enters the room to join Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack Dawson and Kate Winslet's Rose DeWitt Bukater in the clip. "Sorry I'm late you guys. They were having a lifeboat drill- Boring! I got outta there!" she says.
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Justin Bieber Channels Michael Jackson in Third 'Boyfriend' Video Teaser

April 10, 2012 01:24:35 GMT


Justin Bieber releases a third teaser for his upcoming "Boyfriend" music video. In it, the teen pop singer pays homage to his idol, Michael Jackson, by striking the late King of Pop's iconic pose. He stands under the moonlight, crossing his legs, bowing his head and snapping his fingers.

Bieber repeatedly said in interviews that MJ has always been his inspiration. Earlier this month, the Canadian singer tweeted that he's influenced by the "Thriller" hitmaker for his upcoming roadshow. "Meeting for the #BELIEVETOUR - gonna be epic. #MJInspiration," he wrote.
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Amanda Bynes Blew a Zero on Breathalyzer, Father Claims

April 10, 2012 01:22:15 GMT


Amanda Bynes' father is breaking his silence on his daughter's recent DUI arrest. In an interview with PEOPLE, Rick Bynes insisted that the "Easy A" actress was not intoxicated when she was pulled over after colliding "with the right rear quarter panel" of a police car in the wee hours of Friday, April 6 morning.

"She was not drunk. I was told that she blew a zero on the Breathalyzer," Rick stressed. "She didn't have a single drink that night. My daughter doesn't drink." Pointing out that his daughter was released with no bail, he added, "She is a good girl. She just chooses not to work, and because of that, people go after her."
 
 
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