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April 18, 2012

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P. Diddy Beats Jay-Z as Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artist of 2012


April 18, 2012 09:00:06 GMT


P. Diddy earned money more than any other Hip-Hop artists this year so far, according to Forbes. The Bad Boy Records founder leads the pack with a net worth of $550 million, thanks to his growing label and his endeavors outside music like Ciroc Vodka, Sean John and Enyce clothing. By sitting atop the list, Diddy beat strong rival Jay-Z.

Jigga is ranked second as 2012's wealthiest Hip-Hop star by collecting an approximately $460 million. In addition to pocketing a big sum of money from his tour and music, the Roc Nation boss also earns lots of cash from his Rocawear clothing label, lucrative deal with Live Nation and stakes in the New Jersey Nets among other businesses.
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Melissa Joan Hart Confirms She's Pregnant With Third Child

April 18, 2012 08:44:53 GMT


Another baby is on the way for Melissa Joan Hart. On the eve of her 36th birthday, the former leading lady of 90's TV series "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" announced that she and husband Mark Wilkerson are expecting their third child together. She tweeted on Tuesday, April 17, "(Early) Happy Birthday to me! And baby makes 3!"

Along with the tweet, the "Melissa & Joey" star posted a photo of her being flanked by her 35-year-old husband and her two sons, 6-year-old Mason and 4-year-old Braydon. All three rest their hands on her growing baby bump. She, however, didn't disclose how far along she is into her third pregnancy or when she is due to give birth.
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Video: The Wanted and Team Blake Shelton Rock 'The Voice'

April 18, 2012 08:26:05 GMT


The Wanted continued their invasion in the United States. Just two weeks after paying "American Idol" a visit, Max George, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes came to its rival show "The Voice" for a performance.

The British boyband catered audience with their latest single "Chasing the Sun" from their second studio album "Battleground". Near the end of the performance, they were joined by Blake Shelton's three remaining proteges, RaeLynn, Erin Willett and Jermaine Paul.
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James Cameron Confirms 'Battle Angel' Still In the Works, But 'Avatar' Is Priority

April 18, 2012 08:17:40 GMT


It's been a while since James Cameron discussed his long-planned passion project "Battle Angel". While some people suggested the manga-adapted film project is already dead, the "Titanic" director himself insisted that the gig is still exist. Though so, he hinted that the film is still far away from arriving in the U.S. cinemas.

Speaking to MTV while promoting the 3D re-release of "Titanic", Cameron said that before moving forward with "Battle Angel", he wants to focus on the "Avatar" franchise first. Explaining the reason why, the National Geographic explorer and filmmaker admitted that he makes "Avatar" films his top priorities because of the good they can do for the world.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Pippa Middleton Thought Gun-Waving Incident Was Funny, Friend Claims

April 18, 2012 08:03:33 GMT


Pippa Middleton has yet to make a formal statement regarding a recent gun-waving incident, but a friend of hers has said that the younger sister of Kate Middleton found it funny. On Tuesday, April 17 night, Vicomte Arthur de Soultrait's brother Marcy de Soultrait shared his insight on the whole scandal in an interview with the Daily Mail.

"Pippa is a very good friend of mine and this gun affair is very silly," Marcy said from family chateau in Presles, just outside Paris. "It was a children's toy that the driver had in his car. Pippa thought it was funny. It is fine in France to do that and the police are not investigating. In France there is no problem, just in England. You English think there is a problem, which is crazy."
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New Teaser for Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management': Everyone Deserves a 24th Chance

April 18, 2012 07:46:31 GMT


Charlie Sheen once again pokes fun at his troubled past in a new teaser for "Anger Management". Dubbing the Bud Fox of 1987's "Wall Street" an "actor", "icon" and "winner", the promo video features him urging people to welcome him back on TV and watch his new show as he says, "C'mon... Everyone deserves a 24th chance."

In another news, the comedy series has got positive feedbacks after the pilot was previewed in California's San Fernando Valley last week. According to a source, 80 percent of men and women who attended the screening gave thumbs-up for Sheen's performance as an unorthodox therapist.
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Video: Selena Gomez and Train Perform on 'Dancing with the Stars'

April 18, 2012 07:32:02 GMT


While Justin Bieber visited "The Voice", his girlfriend Selena Gomez stopped by "Dancing with the Stars". The former "Wizards of Waverly Place" star made a live performance on Tuesday night, April 17, when Train also took the stage.

Wearing a cute black tutu and a pair of killer heels, Selena delivered her single "Hit the Lights" with The Scene. Meanwhile, the Pat Monahan-fronted band played "Drive By" with Louis van Amstel and Cheryl Burke teaming up for a choreographed routine.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Glendale Officials React to Kim Kardashian's Possible Future Bid for Mayor


April 18, 2012 07:22:49 GMT


Kim Kardashian's declaration that she wants to run for the mayor of Glendale, California in the future has drawn reaction from several city officials. While city spokesman Tom Lorenz clarified that there is no public election for the position, two city council members expressed their support for the reality star.

City Councilman Rafi Manoukian told E! News, "I would support her. I think she would make an excellent mayor." City Councilman and former mayor Ara Najarian also thought "it's a great idea." In fact, he claimed to have reached out to her representative to offer her "the position of honorary chief of staff to my office to help her get acquainted to Glendale."
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Alice Eve Buried Alive in New Intense Trailer for 'The Raven'

April 18, 2012 07:06:00 GMT


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"The Raven" has unleashed a new trailer, which highlights a hell-raising scene as Alice Eve is buried alive. In the sneak-peek video, Eve's Emily Hamilton is smothered and left unconscious by an unknown man. When she wakes up, she finds out that she's already placed in a narrow and dark cabin. As soon as she realizes she's buried alive in a coffin, the lady starts to have a panic attack.

Eve recently shared to Access Hollywood about filming the scary coffin scene in the Gothic thriller. "I definitely was claustrophobic. When they first put me in the coffin and they nailed the lid down, all the air went out of the coffin and I panicked," said the actress. "And then I had to learn there's only so much oxygen in a confined space and you have to sip the air...which is a good tip."
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'Dexter' May Get New Love Interest in Season 7

April 18, 2012 07:02:33 GMT


"Dexter" will reportedly get a new lady-love partner-in-crime in the upcoming seventh season. According to TV Guide, the next chapter of the psychological thriller show will feature a new character, a lady with a violent past.

The woman, who will possibly be a new love interest for the blood spatter pattern analyst, is trying to live a quiet life until her path crosses with Dexter's. She is said to "stick around for a while" on the show.
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Jason Segel Shoots Down 'Muppets 2' Cameo Rumor

April 18, 2012 06:39:19 GMT


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Though Jason Segel has decided to step aside from "The Muppets" sequel, it has recently been rumored that the comedian would still be involved in the upcoming project and could possibly make a cameo. However, the actor himself shot down the rumor as claiming that he will totally leave the puppet film franchise.

Insisting that he will not appear in "The Muppets Sequel", Segel told The Playlist, "No, no cameo. It was a very distinct choice on my part." Still, he admitted that Walt Disney Pictures asked him to tackle a minor role in the film, but he refused. "Of course I was asked to do it. I did exactly what I set out to do, if that makes any sense," he said.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Miley Cyrus Gives Update on Her Kitchen Mishap: I'm All Stitched Up

April 18, 2012 06:27:20 GMT


Miley Cyrus is recovering from a bloody kitchen accident. Just one day after making a trip to the emergency room for accidentally cutting herself with a knife while cooking Monday, April 16 evening, the former "Hannah Montana" star is giving her Twitter followers an update on her current condition.

In a tweet exchange with fan site MileyCyrus.bz, the 19-year-old songstress assured, "I'm all stitched up & have on a splint so I'm good." Still, she noted that she didn't feel that way when she was on her way to the hospital. "As you can tell by my expression, didn't feel so good," she continued in the same tweet. "Curse u blender!"
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'Glee' to Release 'Graduation Album' on May 15

April 18, 2012 06:26:52 GMT


Gearing up for its graduation later this season, "Glee" announces "The Graduation Album" to celebrate the impending event. The CD featuring such stars as Lea Michele and Darren Criss is confirmed to hit market across the United States on May 15, a week before the show airs its finale.

The commemorative release is going to capture the bitter sweetness of senior year with the cast covering the likes of Queen, Lady GaGa, Jason Mraz, Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce Knowles, Madonna, Alice Cooper, Fun. and Green Day.
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The Rock to Find 'The Hero' on Action-Packed Reality Series

April 18, 2012 06:26:15 GMT


Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is entering unscripted TV world with "The Hero". The professional wrestler-turned-actor has signed up to star on and executive produce the new reality series with producing partner Dany Garcia and entertainment studio, Electus.

Currently in early stages of development, the action adventure show will place three teams on three different continents. "Each episode will challenge contestants with difficult moral dilemmas, incredible feats of courage, and individual leadership and self-sacrifice, proving that a true hero is defined by far more than just physical strength and power," so it's said in a news release.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Howard Stern 'Really Bummed' His $300M Lawsuit Against Sirius XM Is Dismissed

April 18, 2012 05:15:43 GMT


Howard Stern has been left disappointed by the recent dismissal of his lawsuit against Sirius XM. Shortly after words came out that a New York state court judge has ruled in favor of the satellite radio company, a tweet from "The Howard Stern Show" account revealed how the shock jock felt about the decision.

"Howard is really bummed that a judge has dismissed his lawsuit against Sirius," the tweet posted on Tuesday, April 17 read. It further unraveled that the radio personality, who is replacing Piers Morgan as a judge on "America's Got Talent", isn't staying quiet about it since he "plans on appealing."
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Warren G on Tupac Shakur's Hologram Incarnation: It Gave Me Chills

April 18, 2012 05:06:52 GMT


People were astounded by Tupac Shakur's hologram performance at Coachella and so was Warren G, who joined Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's set where the late rapper was brought to life. The rapper said he's in awe when witnessing the projected image beforehand at the rehearsal.

"When I first seen it when we were in rehearsal, it gave me chills," the Hip-Hop star opened up to MTV News. "I was like, 'Whoa, wow,' because it looked like him, it talked like him, it just moved like him, it's just like, 'Damn.' It was a trip."
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'Today' Calls Kathy Griffin's Ban Claim 'Silly'

April 18, 2012 04:53:46 GMT


"Today" does not impose a ban on Kathy Griffin. Denying the claim made by the comedienne herself, the show released a statement read, "The idea that 'TODAY' show anchors and hosts ban guests from appearing on the show is silly."

It also cleared up speculation that co-host Natalie Morales is the one who does not want Griffin to be featured on the show. "There was no incident between Natalie and Kathy at the Golden Globes or anywhere else. In fact Natalie is a big fan of Kathy's," the statement went on noting.
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Bennett Miller and Francis Lawrence Join the Race to Direct 'Catching Fire'

April 18, 2012 04:51:08 GMT


Two more notable filmmakers have been added to the director wish list for "Catching Fire". The Playlist has revealed that "Moneyball" director Bennett Miller and "I Am Legend" helmer Francis Lawrence are all considered as potential candidates for the sequel to blockbuster movie "The Hunger Games".

Multiple insiders revealed that both Miller and Lawrence have begun "some conversations" with Lionsgate Films to shepherd the highly coveted gig. It is, however, unclear if the "Capote" filmmaker and the "Constantine" helmer are Lionsgate's viable options for now.
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'Glee' Debuts Dramatic Preview for Whitney Houston Tribute Episode

April 18, 2012 04:28:00 GMT


As it's getting closer to the graduation, a preview of "Glee" upcoming episode teases the impending farewell by highlighting the bonds between the characters. Santana admits she's gonna miss Rachel, Burt tells Kurt he doesn't want his son to go, while Will opens up to Emma how the glee club kids have changed his life.

Also in the upcoming episode, Will and Emma are a step closer to their dream wedding with the former planning to move up their wedding date. Quinn gets support from Joe in her therapy session, while the New Directions pay homage to the late Whitney Houston by covering her hits, including "How Will I Know".
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Justin Bieber Reveals New 'Boyfriend' Video Teaser and 'Believe' Release Date on 'The Voice'

April 18, 2012 04:27:50 GMT


Justin Bieber stopped by "The Voice" on the second elimination night of its quarterfinals. The 18-year-old Canadian star came to the singing competition on Tuesday, April 17 to unveil a new sneak peek to his upcoming "Boyfriend" music video and reveal when his new album will come out.

The video teaser sees the boyfriend of Selena Gomez channeling his inner ladies man by whispering seductively in a girl's ear. He's being groped by some manicured hands and striking a Michael Jackson-esque pose are among other scenes previewed in the teaser.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Demi Moore Asks Suggestions for Twitter Name Change

April 18, 2012 04:18:56 GMT


Demi Moore is going to ditch her @MrsKutcher handle for a new one. Shortly after returning to the Twittersphere, the Sarah Robertson of "Margin Call" is asking her nearly 5 million followers for name change suggestions. "Time for a change, twitter name change... any suggestions?" so she tweeted on Tuesday, April 17.

Two days earlier, the 49-year-old actress posted her first tweet in three months. Along with a simple note that read "Testing...", she shared a grainy photo of herself that is taken from an elevated angle. The self-portrait shows her lying on top of a white bedspread with her shoes on. It marked her first posting since she completed her rehab stint.
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First Look at Edward Norton as Jeremy Renner's Enemy in 'Bourne Legacy'

April 18, 2012 04:10:24 GMT


A freshly released still from "The Bourne Legacy" has unveiled a first look at Edward Norton's Byer, who is the film's primary antagonist. Being unleashed via MTV News, the image shows Byer and Jeremy Renner's lead character Aaron Cross staring at each other in hatred.

Official plot for this fourth "Bourne" movie is still kept under tight wraps. Though so, it has been revealed that Renner will be introduced as a new hero, Cross, whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. This upcoming movie, however, won't see Matt Damon returning as Jason Bourne.
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Apologetic Axl Rose Writes a Special Letter to His Cleveland Fans

April 18, 2012 03:49:32 GMT


Axl Rose apparently thought the letter he previously wrote was not enough to say how sorry he was for skipping Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland over the weekend. Hence, the rocker penned another open letter to issue an apology specially for his devotees in the city.

"I would like to apologize to Cleveland, Ohio for not apologizing to them beforehand for not attending [the ceremony] in their city," the Guns N' Roses lead singer stated in the new letter. "I think they know how much I genuinely love performing there. Cleveland does in fact Rock!!"
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Darren Aronofsky to Helm George Washington Film 'The General' for Paramount

April 18, 2012 03:44:52 GMT


Darren Aronofsky is set to direct a high-profile movie project about George Washington as his next project. It was Variety which broke the news that the "Black Swan" helmer has been attached to direct in addition to producing the history movie, which is called "The General".

The George Washington movie is developed at Paramount Pictures. Story details of the film are still kept secret, but insiders revealed that the script is more of an "Unforgiven"-like tale rather than a straight historical drama. Providing the screenplay are Adam Cooper and Bill Collage.
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'The Voice' Judges Talk Jesse's Shocking Elimination, Two More Singers Sent Home


April 18, 2012 03:38:15 GMT


Christina Aguilera's controversial decision to send home Jesse Campbell was brought to discussion on the Tuesday, April 17 episode of "The Voice". Sharing his opinion, Adam Levine said, "As surprising as I was...it's not my decision. I respect it. I feel like there was definitely a lot of thought put into it on her part."

The Maroon 5 frontman went on noting, "I do think he was amazing. If he was on my team, I probably would have kept him around." Cee-Lo Green chimed in, saying that he "respects" Christina's decision even if he doesn't understand it.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Leslie Bibb and Debra Messing Heat Up Allure With Nude Photo

April 18, 2012 03:38:08 GMT


Leslie Bibb and Debra Messing are steaming up the pages of Allure magazine this May. The two TV beauties stripped naked for the magazine's annual feature, "The Naked Truth", posing in nothing but just a few strands of diamonds for the black-and-white photo taken by celebrity photographer Patrick Demarchelier.

In preparing herself for the photo shoot, 37-year-old Bibb told the magazine that she went on a four-day juice cleanse. "It was an angry four days," she recalled. "Sam [Rockwell, her boyfriend] was like, 'Thank God I'm not with you right now. You are not nice on the juice cleanse.' " The Amanda Vaughn of "GCB" also revealed that she had a body scrub at a Korean spa.
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Jason Mraz Sings on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show', to Perform Next at GLAAD Awards

April 18, 2012 03:10:17 GMT


Jason Mraz celebrated the release of his new album "Love Is a Four Letter Word" on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show". Appearing on an episode airing Tuesday, April 17, the Grammy-wining singer/songwriter strummed his guitar and catered audience with one of his new singles "The Woman I Love".

There will be a string of performances set for the "I'm Yours" hitmaker as he continues promoting the album. Next, he will sing at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on April 21. While the singer is tapped as a musical guest, Josh Hutcherson and Chaz Bono will be honored with Vanguard Award and tephen F. Kolzak Award respectively.
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Michael Fassbender's Android David Introduced in New 'Prometheus' Viral Ad

April 18, 2012 02:56:53 GMT


Michael Fassbender's android David is highlighted in a new viral video for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus". Coming out via Mashable, the faux advertisement highlights David as a robot which can also feel human emotion. At one point, he is seen crying with no expression as saying, "I understand human emotions although i do not feel them myself."

David was created by the Weyland Industries, which is founded by Peter (Guy Pearce). The video itself was made to celebrate the blue-eyed android's birthday. At the end of the video, the humanoid robot expresses his gratitude for those who created him.
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'Dancing with the Stars' Results: Gavin DeGraw Eliminated After a Dance-Off

April 18, 2012 02:54:15 GMT


After dodging elimination several times, Gavin DeGraw was sent home in the fifth week of "Dancing with the Stars". The singer/songwriter landed on the bottom two along with Jaleel White on Tuesday, April 17 night.

Gavin and his pro dancer partner Karina Smirnoff as well as Jaleel and his team mate Kym Johnson were then put up against each other in a dance-off. They danced the cha-cha at the same time in front of the judges.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer to Welcome First Baby Together in the Fall

April 18, 2012 02:47:13 GMT


Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer have one baby news to share. The Hollywood couple, who work together on HBO's "True Blood", are expecting their first child together. Their representatives confirmed the news to EW on Tuesday, April 17, adding that the actress is due to give birth in the fall.

There are no further details shared, but a so-called friend told E! News that both Paquin and Moyer are "overjoyed" by the news. Another source spilled, "They have already started telling friends and family. They are so excited and can't wait. Anna is very happy that she is going to be a mom, and Stephen is extremely excited."
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'The Bachelor' Named in Discrimination Lawsuit

April 17, 2012 18:24:51 GMT


The lack of color on ABC's "The Bachelor" leads to a lawsuit from two African American men who were rejected at the audition for the reality dating show. Aspiring NFL player Christopher Johnson and Nathaniel Claybrooks said on Tuesday, April 17 that they and a group of Nashville residents are launching a lawsuit for racial discrimination.

According to TMZ, Johnson and Claybrooks went to an audition for the role of bachelor in a Nashville hotel. When they arrived, a producer asked what Johnson was doing there and they were taken to the side of the room. The plaintiffs claimed they were left out of the normal audition process and were not called back because of their race.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Bar Refaeli: I Got Groped by Lesbian Security Worker

April 17, 2012 17:58:14 GMT


Supermodel Bar Refaeli is the latest celebrity who complains of a too thorough security check at the airport. On Twitter, the ex girlfriend of actor Leonardo DiCaprio shared the unpleasant encounter with a female airport security worker in London.

Refaeli tweeted, "I got a security 'patdown' by a woman at the airport that made me feel very uncomfortable and left no doubt about her sexual preferences." She did not go into further details.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Khloe Kardashian Counters Pregnancy Announcement From Lamar Odom's Dad


April 17, 2012 17:39:43 GMT


Lamar Odom's father, Joe, told a website that Khloe Kardashian is having a bun in the oven. Either Joe is lying or Khloe is trying to keep the good news for a while, but a representative of the reality star denied the pregnancy.

Telling Rumor Fix, Joe said excitedly, "I got a little news. I'm about ready to have a grandchild!" Khloe and Lamar have been married for three years and all the while they have been trying to have a baby. "I know he's excited. They've been trying to do this for a couple of years. We're all excited," Joe added.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Bobby Brown Pleads Not Guilty to DUI Charges

April 17, 2012 17:02:03 GMT


Bobby Brown entered a not guilty plea for three misdemeanor charges related to his DUI case, City attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan said. The singer was not present at the Van Nuys court to submit his plea and was represented by his attorney instead.

Brown was arrested in Los Angeles on March 26. He was pulled over in Reseda when he was seen talking to his cell phone. He was also charged with driving with a blood-alcohol level above .08 and driving with suspended license.
 
 
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