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April 19, 2012

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Must Watch Summer Movies 2012 (1/2): The Action-Packed

April 19, 2012 09:15:30 GMT


As summer holiday season gets close, tons of great movies are ready to grace cinemas nationwide and to pamper movie lovers while enjoying the mid year festivity. For a guide, AceShowbiz presents the Must Watch Summer Movies 2012. The list is divided into two parts, compiling highly-anticipated films that have been generating massive early buzz, receiving positive responses by far and being thought to have the potential to be successful blockbuster movies.

This first part of the list consists of movies that offer thrilling actions and promise to make audience enjoy some adventures as well as intense battle and fight scenes. Among those making it into the list are much-talked-about superhero pics like "The Dark Knight Rises", "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Avengers", and also thrill-ride flicks like "Prometheus", "Battleship" and "The Bourne Legacy".
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'Homeland' Season 2 Teaser Promises Answers to the Burning Questions

April 19, 2012 09:00:55 GMT


To tide fans over the return of "Homeland", Showtime has released a teaser for the upcoming season 2 that highlights the important moments from the first season. Reminding viewers about the unsolved mysteries, it's promised in the video that all the answers will be provided in the second chapter.

When it premieres on September 30, the second season will pick up six months after the events of the season 1 finale. It will deal with such questions as, "How's Carrie's rehabilitation? What's up with Saul? What's up with Brody and his wife, his political career?"
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Lil Scrappy 'Damn Near Died' Due to Severe Asthma Attack

April 19, 2012 08:47:37 GMT


Lil Scrappy has been treated and released from a hospital recently. The Atlanta rapper, whose real name is Darryl Kevin Richardson II, was rushed to Emory University Hospital on Tuesday, April 17 morning after suffering a severe asthma attack. About his health scare, he told TMZ, "I damn near died."

The 28-year-old MC, who has worked with the likes of Lil Jon, 50 Cent, Ludacris and Three 6 Mafia, confessed that he had been partying hard the night before his hospitalization. When he woke up on Tuesday, he could barely breathe and couldn't talk. "I felt like I was dying," he recalled.
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Christina Aguilera to 'Make the World Move' With Cee-Lo Green Duet

April 19, 2012 08:45:36 GMT


Just a few days after Cee-Lo Green confirmed he worked on a duet with Christina Aguilera, the female judge/vocal coach of "The Voice" revealed title of their joint track. In a backstage interview, she spilled the song is titled "Make the World Move".

"I'm excited about recording with Cee Lo," the mother of one gushed about the project. "The song is called 'Make the World Move' and it's fun, positive and full of life." She added, "The two of us together joining forces is going to be huge!"
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Robert Pattinson's 'Cosmpolis' Confirmed for Cannes as Full International Trailer Arrives

April 19, 2012 08:36:05 GMT


David Cronenberg's thriller "Cosmopolis", which has Robert Pattinson as the lead actor, has been confirmed to be joining the lineup of the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival in French. The news is not only announced on the official site of the festival, but is also revealed in a newly released international trailer for the upcoming film.

Being debuted via Allocine, the full trailer is opened with an official stamp and logo from Cannes which reads, "Competition Officielle Festival de Cannes". The gritty promo video also offers a look at the chaotic and crazy things that happen unexpectedly in one day of Pattinson's Eric Packer's life. Some fight and sex scenes are among those which are highlighted in the trailer.
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Coldplay Play Snippet of 'Princess of China' Video Live in Concert

April 19, 2012 08:30:29 GMT


Coldplay have teased their upcoming music video for latest single "Princess of China". The band fronted by Chris Martin played a snippet of the video while performing at one of their tour stops in Edmonton earlier this week.

The sneak peek saw their featured guest, Rihanna, rocking a "gangsta goth geisha" attire. The Bajan beauty was singing her part while striking a goddess pose with hands appearing from her behind and moving to the beat of the song.
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Have Family Trip to Galapagos Post-Engagement


April 19, 2012 08:06:54 GMT


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are celebrating their engagement with a family trip. On Tuesday, April 17, the Hollywood power couple and their six children were spotted arriving at the Baltra airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador. They were en route to the famous Galapagos Islands where Charles Darwin conceived his theory of evolution.

A local Twitter user shared a snapshot of the family after they got off their private jet. Meanwhile, a source in the mayor's office of Santa Cruz told PEOPLE on Wednesday, "We were informed that they arrived at the airport in Baltra yesterday. Then they made their way over to a villa in the Galapagos Islands." It is said that the family were heading to the Royal Palm Hotel.
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'American Horror Story' Season 2 Location Revealed, More Actors From Season 1 to Return


April 19, 2012 08:04:42 GMT


A few more details from "American Horror Story" season 2 have been shared. Promoting the FX thriller series at the TV Academy in North Hollywood, creator Ryan Murphy said that "[season two] is set on the East Coast at an institution for the criminally insane" that is run by Jessica Lange's character.

Asked if Zachary Quinto, who will be the nemesis to Lange's alter ego, is an inmate at the said institution, Murphy coyly replied, "Maybe." Little is known about Quinto's character, but the "Heroes" alum himself said he will play "something totally different and in a totally different world with many of the same actors."
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Dick Clark's Hologram Image Demanded to Host 'New Year's Eve'

April 19, 2012 07:57:49 GMT


Soon after news about the passing of Dick Clark made its round on the web, people flooded Twitter with demands to see the late TV icon incarnated via hologram image. Apparently inspired by Tupac Shakur's resurrection at Coachella, the fans want his virtual image to host the upcoming "New Year's Rockin' Eve".

"Maybe we can get a hologram Dick Clark to host rockin' new years eve. Too soon?" tweeted a fan named Angelica Pickles. Another Tweep, Mark Walker, wrote, "Not so fast Seacrest! Hologram Dick Clark to host New Years Eve 2013."
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Emily Blunt and Jason Segel Steal Limelight at 'Five-Year Engagement' Tribeca Premiere

April 19, 2012 07:46:22 GMT


As scheduled, Nicholas Stoller's romantic comedy "The Five-Year Engagement" has kicked off the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on Wednesday night, April 18. Taking place at the Ziegfeld Theater, the film was premiered to a star-studded event. Stealing the spotlight on the red carpet were lead actors Emily Blunt and Jason Segel.

Blunt glammed up in a Jason Wu strapless black dress with forest green embroidery details on the front. She finished off her gorgeous look with green earrings and matching heels. Segel, meanwhile, sported well-trimmed beard while oozing masculinity in a black suit that he paired with a tieless white shirt.
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'Vampire Diaries' Season 3 Finale Photo: Damon and Rebekah Share the Fear


April 19, 2012 05:07:27 GMT


Damon and Rebekah are likely to be on the same side during one last battle in "The Vampire Diaries" season finale. As hinted in a new picture which is debuted via TV Guide, both the older Salvatore and the only daughter of the Original family are shocked and terrified of something or someone unseen in the final episode of the third season.

It's unclear what threatens Damon and Rebekah, but Steven R. McQueen has spilled that "there will be blood" in the upcoming May 10 outing. Meanwhile, executive producer Julie Plec said the episode will be an emotional one as it includes a flashback of Elena's past.
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Madonna: I've Survived Juggling Motherhood and Work With Sanity and Humor Intact

April 19, 2012 04:56:36 GMT


Madonna is calling herself a survivor. The Material Girl sat down with veteran journalist Brian Williams in an interview for NBC's "Rock Center" that airs Wednesday, April 18 night, and opened up about how she feels about having to juggle her role as a single mother of four and as an international superstar.

Asked if it is hard being her, the ex-wife of director Guy Ritchie joked at first, "I imagine. It must be. Yes, it is. It must be hard 'cause I complained all the time." On a serious note, she said, "To be a single mother of four and to work as much as I do, to live my life in kind of a metaphorical fishbowl, it's pretty challenging. But so far I've survived with sanity and humor intact."
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'The Bachelor' Bosses on Discrimination Lawsuit: It Is Baseless and Without Merit

April 19, 2012 04:22:23 GMT


"The Bachelor" has finally reacted to the discrimination lawsuit filed by two men who auditioned for the show. Through a statement released by Warner Horizon, one of the production companies behind the reality series, the producers said, "This complaint is baseless and without merit."

"In fact, we have had various participants of color throughout the series' history," they added. "And the producers have been consistently - and publicly - vocal about seeking diverse candidates for both programs. As always, we continue to seek out participants of color for both 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette'."
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Ted Nugent Promises to Be Polite and Supportive During Secret Service Meeting


April 19, 2012 04:09:29 GMT


Ted Nugent is looking forward to meeting with the Secret Service over his recent comments about President Barack Obama. Revealing that he will be interviewed by the agents on Thursday, April 19, the rock guitarist told conservative radio host Glenn Beck, "I will be as polite and supportive as I possibly can be, which will be thoroughly."

"We actually have heard from the Secret Service, and they have a duty, and I salute them. I support them and I'm looking forward to our meeting tomorrow," the 63-year-old rocker said Wednesday. Though joking, "We're going to have a little barbecue get together," he noted, "I'm not trying to diminish the seriousness of this, because if the Secret Service are doing it they are serious."
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Rihanna Says She Will Hold Grudge Against People Who Dislike Adele

April 19, 2012 03:59:55 GMT


Rihanna apparently believes there isn't anyone who dislikes Adele because she finds it hard to understand the idea of people hating the British pop sensation. A big fan of the "Rolling in the Deep" hitmaker, Riri jokingly says she would personally deal with the hater if there were any.

"Well, who doesn't like Adele?" the Barbados singer says in an interview with Ok! Magazine recently. "Honestly, if I find somebody who doesn't like Adele there will be trouble." She adds to the publication, "I'd take that very personally!"
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First Look at Anthony Hopkins as Legendary Director Alfred Hitchcock


April 19, 2012 03:44:09 GMT


A very first look at Anthony Hopkins in his portrayal of legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock in "Hitchcock" has been revealed. Clad in a sleek black suit, the veteran actor resembles the look of the late English director/producer complete with his bald head.

In the true story drama, Hopkins is joined by Scarlett Johansson, James D'Arcy, Jessica Biel and Helen Mirren. The movie itself tells the untold story of Hitchcock's struggles during the making of the 1960 film "Physco". It also follows the late director's relationship with his wife Alma, who is his sounding board and constant collaborator for the fifty-four years of their marriage.
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'The Voice' Producers Talk Possible Fall Premiere of Season 3 and 'Smash' Crossovers

April 19, 2012 03:28:30 GMT


"The Voice" team is ready to launch season 3 in the fall if NBC gives the greenlight. Addressing the swirling rumors at a press conference in Pasadena on Tuesday, April 17, Carson Daly did not rule out the possibility of the early premiere but claimed that the decision has not been made.

"Well, we'd certainly be excited about the opportunity to put the show, that people are so passionate about, on again," said the host, who also serves as producer for the show's second season. "On the production side, we're ready to go. The truth it it's a call from the network that we haven't gotten yet. But we'd be thrilled by it."
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Robbie Robertson: I Had No Idea Levon Helm Was This Ill

April 19, 2012 03:12:18 GMT


After it was announced that Levon Helm is losing his battle with cancer, words of support and love have come rushing in. One of them came from the drummer's former mate in The Band, Robbie Robertson, as he took to his Facebook account on Wednesday, April 18 to express his sadness.

"Last week I was shocked and so saddened to hear that my old band mate, Levon, was in the final stages of his battle with cancer," the 68-year-old guitarist wrote. "It hit me really hard because I thought he had beaten throat cancer and had no idea that he was this ill. I spoke with his family and made arrangements to go and see him."
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Michael Jackson to Get Hologram Resurrection Like Tupac Shakur

April 19, 2012 03:06:14 GMT


After Tupac Shakur was successfully brought to life via hologram image at Coachella, Michael Jackson might be the next dead performer who would get such treatment. The plan to create the late King of Pop's virtual image was brought to attention by his sibling Jackie Jackson.

Jackie revealed that the virtual MJ could join the reunited Jackson 5 when they tour later this year. "It could have Michael - absolutely," he told E! Online. "Wouldn't that be wonderful? As a matter of fact, we had that idea two years ago for Michael's Cirque du Soleil show."
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Brad Bird Claims He Won't Direct More 'Mission: Impossible' Films After 'Ghost Protocol'

April 19, 2012 02:56:35 GMT


Despite scoring a big success with "Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol", director Brad Bird claimed that he would not helm more movies in the agent Ethan Hunt film franchise. In an interview with Crave Online, Bird said that he will let another filmmaker tackle the directing duty for the next "M:I" pic.

"No, I think that one of the things that's fun about the series is that they always pull a different director and try to get a different kind of take on the premise," Bard explained the reason of his decision. "I'd probably be open to looking at it, but I think that part of one of the successes of the franchise is that they're always reassessing it with a new director."
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'American Idol' Recap: Phillip Goes Sexy, Skylar Nails a Country Version of 'Born This Way'


April 19, 2012 02:39:15 GMT


The Top 7 of "American Idol" season 11 were back on the stage on Wednesday, April 18 to deliver two songs each, one from 2000 and beyond, and one from yesteryear. Opening the show, Ryan Seacrest paid a brief tribute to Dick Clark, who died of a "massive heart attack" in the morning.

Singing first was Hollie Cavanaugh, who opted to perform "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele for the first round. Steven Tyler called it "perfect," Jennifer Lopez liked it that she sang without thinking. Randy Jackson would not call it perfect, but said, "For the first time ever you had feeling and emotion, you arrived, very well done."
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Audio Recording of Mel Gibson's Expletive-Filled Rant in Costa Rica Released


April 19, 2012 02:22:09 GMT


An audiotape that documented Mel Gibson's angry rant while at his Costa Rica estate has been brought to public attention. Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, who earlier accused the Hollywood actor of making a number of anti-Semitic comments, was the one who released the recording, The Wrap reported.

In the tape reportedly recorded by Eszterhas' 15-year-old son on December 17, 2011, Gibson can be heard screaming at the top of his lungs at the screenwriter over the lack of the script for their joint movie project, "The Maccabees". He shouted, "Why don't I have a first draft of 'The Maccabees'? What the f**k have you been doing?"
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Barry Sonnenfeld: Lady GaGa Could Be Alien in 'Men in Black 3'

April 19, 2012 02:22:04 GMT


Will Smith once hinted that Lady GaGa could make a cameo in "Men in Black 3". Now, director Barry Sonnenfeld revealed what part the Mother Monster would tackle in the upcoming action comedy movie, suggesting that the eccentric singer could make an appearance as an alien, along with other famous cameos including pop sensation Justin Bieber.

Talking about nabbing famous names for the cameo part in the "Men in Black" franchise, Sonnenfeld told Collider, "So, the challenge is getting celebrities that are famous, will give you permission and won't be like 'Who's that guy?' in ten years. So that's one thing, the alien surveillance board that we've had in all three movies."
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Justin Bieber NOT Dissed by Christina Aguilera on 'The Voice'

April 19, 2012 02:15:14 GMT


Despite report to the contrary, Justin Bieber didn't receive cold treatment from Christina Aguilera when visiting "The Voice" recently. Clearing up the swirling rumor was the female judge/vocal coach of the NBC show herself.

The "Not Myself Tonight" singer laughed off the rumor on Twitter. "Haha! The media loves spinning stories... Can't a girl have a little #BieberFever after getting kissed by the Biebs?" she wrote along with a link to a publication who ran the false report.
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Channing Tatum Oozes Stripper Persona in First Full Trailer for 'Magic Mike'

April 19, 2012 01:39:29 GMT


The first full trailer for Steven Soderbergh's male stripper film "Magic Mike" has finally been debuted. Though presenting several glimpses at hunky actors displaying their ripped abs in front of hysterical ladies, the promo video puts it focus more on Channing Tatum's titular character who makes some easy cash by running an adult show business.

Tatum stars as Mike Matingano, who takes a young dancer named the Kid as his protege. Mike teaches the newbie some fine arts of partying, picking up ladies and making easy money. The story itself is based on Tatum's real life experience as a stripper when he was 19 years old. Starring as the young Tatum a.k.a the Kid is British heartthrob Alex Pettyfer.
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Lionel Richie Climbs to No. 1 After Two Weeks of Being Blocked From the Hot Spot

April 19, 2012 01:24:09 GMT


Lionel Richie finally reaches the summit of Billboard Hot 200 after being denied the hot spot for the first two weeks since releasing his new album "Tuskegee". The Motown artist settles on the penthouse of the U.S. album chart as the CD shifts another 129,000 copies (up 35%).

Richie debuted at No. 2 two weeks ago and then fell to the fourth place in the following weeks. He, however, gained major boost in the past few days, thanks to his special concert featuring Marc Anthony, Martina McBride, Lady Antebellum and Tim McGraw among others.
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Ryan Seacrest, President Obama and More Pay Tribute to the Late Dick Clark

April 19, 2012 01:22:33 GMT


Hollywood is mourning the death of another one of its iconic TV host and producers. "America's Oldest Teenager" Dick Clark died of a massive heart attack at the age of 82 on Wednesday, April 18 morning. As soon as news of his death was made public, tributes to the longtime "American Bandstand" host began to pour in.

Among the first to express condolences was Ryan Seacrest, who took over Clark's hosting duties for "New Year's Rockin' Eve". In a lengthy statement, the "American Idol" host said, "I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life. I idolized him from the start, and I was graced early on in my career with his generous advice and counsel."
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Confirmed: Sheree Whitfield Quits 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'

April 19, 2012 01:19:08 GMT


"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" is losing another of its original cast members. Following rumors that she was fired from the reality series, Sheree Whitfield has confirmed she's leaving the show by tweeting on Wednesday, April 18, "Yes it is official. I'm leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta. I enjoyed my time working with everyone affiliated with the show."

To Wetpaint, she explained the reason why she's parting ways with the Bravo hit franchise. "After four solid seasons of helping Bravo build the show into its most successful 'Housewives' franchise, I have decided to leave. The direction the show is going in is no longer a fit for my lifestyle," she claimed.
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'Anger Management' Producer Says Lawsuit Has No Merit

April 18, 2012 19:03:10 GMT


A producer is suing after claiming he spent two years developing "Anger Management" only to be kicked out of the project when Charlie Sheen signed on. The series' current producer Joe Roth said that the case "has no merit" and thought that it has been dropped months ago.

Jason Shuman alleged that he and Blue Star Entertainment helped to develop the comedy series "under the false promise of receiving significant backend ownership in, and producer credit and fees on, the show". In his lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday, April 18, Shuman said Roth and his PH Revolution Studios did not "honor its written producer agreement".
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Report: Elisabetta Canalis and Steve-O's Romance Ends


April 18, 2012 18:38:56 GMT


Elisabetta Canalis has split from Steve-O before their dating report was even confirmed. The Italian beauty was first reported hooking up with the "Jackass" star in January after nursing her broken heart following her highly-publicized break-up with actor George Clooney.

"Steve-O dumped Elisabetta over her partying," a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com. "He is extremely serious about his sobriety and did not want to be dating anyone who could jeopardize that. He still really cares about her but can't risk relapsing back into his old ways, so he had to cut her loose." The couple allegedly bonded over their keenness on being vegetarians and animal rights activists.
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Justin Bieber's Image Used to Sexually Abuse a Minor Girl


April 18, 2012 18:20:38 GMT


Justin Bieber's fame was used to sexually abuse a 12-year-old girl from New Jersey. A 34-year-old man named Lee Moir from Toronto, Ontario posed as the pop singer to trick the girl on a video chat site.

According to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray, Moir initially used Bieber's image n Facebook to lure the girl. He told the girl to perform sexual acts on her webcam and she complied. But she soon realized that it was not Bieber on the other end and ceased communication. Moir then repeatedly threatened to harm her family.
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TIME's 2012 Influential People List Includes Kate and Pippa Middleton

April 18, 2012 18:01:13 GMT


Kate Middleton once again makes the list of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people of the year but the Duchess of Cambridge is no longer accompanied by her husband Prince William like last year. Her sister, Pippa Middleton is included in the 2012 list instead, thanks to the famous maid of honor gown that showed her best asset to the world.

TIME categorized Pippa under "icon", writing "A slinky bridesmaid's dress at the wedding of her sister, thrust Pippa backward into the public eye." Since making herself famous at the royal wedding, the 29-year-old has been seen at social scenes like sports events and top parties.
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Brooklyn Decker Has Secret Crush on Gisele Bundchen

April 18, 2012 17:34:32 GMT


"Battleship" star Brooklyn Decker admits that if she's to date a girl, it would be a fellow supermodel. In the May issue of GQ, the 25-year-old said that sitting at number one in her big crush list is Gisele Bundchen.

"I have a top-five list, and Gisele is my number one. So she can do no wrong in my eyes," Decker gushed. "Well, everyone has a top-five list of their biggest crushes, you know? Usually, it's guys on my list, but Gisele is just so perfect in every way."
 
 
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