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April 30, 2012

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Dayana Mendoza on Joining 'The Celebrity Apprentice': It's a Terrible Experience

April 30, 2012 09:09:43 GMT


Having kept her cool though she often got mocked by other contestants on "The Celebrity Apprentice", Dayana Mendoza could not say she had a good time participating in the game. The beauty pageant queen, who got the boot in the latest episode of the Donald Trump-hosted series, admitted, "It was a terrible experience, it was terrible for me."

Though so, she had no regret about signing up for the show. "I'm happy that I did it and I'm happy that it came out the way it came out, because I feel like my values and everything that my mom and my grandma and my dad taught me is reflected in my job and the way that I behaved," she explained, declaring that she "would be happy to do it" again, and "would do it the same way [she] did it."
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Sheryl Crow and Brad Paisley Collaborate on Stage to Close Stagecoach Festival

April 30, 2012 08:41:53 GMT


The 2012 Stagecoach Country Music Festival finally came to an end on Sunday night, April 29. Sheryl Crow and Brad Paisley rocked the closing day of the gig along with Roy Clark, Martina McBride, The Band Perry and Kenny Rogers among others.

Crow and Paisley were both slated to take the Mane Stage, but they were to perform at separate sets. At one point during the Sunday concert, however, the "Remind Me" hitmaker surprised the crowd by joining Crow on stage and playing guitar when she delivered her 2006 single "Real Gone".
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E! Picks Up Kevin Jonas' Reality Show Produced by Ryan Seacrest

April 30, 2012 08:28:27 GMT


Another celebrity family will be followed by E!'s cameras. Kevin Jonas and his wife Danielle Deleasa are going to get the spotlight in a new reality series "Married to Jonas", which is executive produced by Ryan Seacrest along with Stephanie Bloch Chambers and Adam Sher, for the network.

In addition to following Danielle who is "living a true Cinderella story after marrying into pop royalty," the docu-soap series will see the one third of the Jonas Brothers as he re-teams up with his siblings, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas, to record new music together.
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Natalie Wood's Daughter Arrested for Cocaine and Heroin Possession

April 30, 2012 08:27:07 GMT


Natalie Wood's daughter has got into trouble with the law. TMZ just brought out a report that Courtney Wagner was arrested on Sunday, April 29 on suspicion of felony drug possession. It was said that she was found in possession of cocaine and heroin after police were called to her Malibu home.

The call to the police allegedly was made by someone who heard a woman screaming in Courtney's house before a gunshot was heard. While the 38-year-old was busted for the drug possession, the other person involved in the fight, who is said to be a male, was placed under arrest for negligent discharge of a firearm.
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Barnabas Invites Alice Cooper to His Ball in 'Dark Shadows' Clip

April 30, 2012 08:17:24 GMT


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A brand new clip for Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" has been uncovered, focusing on a scene where vampire Barnabas Collins shares an awkward dinner with the newly reunited Collins family. Barnabas is seen offering an idea to throw a high-class ball to pompously show just how powerful the Collins family is.

His idea, however, is rejected by Carolyn Stoddard, who insists that people don't throw balls in modern day. She then suggests that the newly awakened vampire holds a gig and invite eccentric rocker Alice Cooper. Though seemingly having no idea what the young girl is saying, Barnabas takes the offer and goes, "Well, she [Alice] should be our guest nonetheless."
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First Look at Kelly Clarkson's 'Dark Side' Music Video

April 30, 2012 08:09:00 GMT


Kelly Clarkson is preparing a new music video. Filming the visuals to promote her next single "Dark Side", the winner of "American Idol" inaugural season wore a long dress that hugged her curvy figure during the video shoot near the Los Angeles River beneath the 1st Street bridge.

Wearing her hair in soft curls and sporting bangs, Clarkson slipped into a pair of gladiator ankle heels and walked through a grimy street with graffiti-covered wall while singing the song to the camera. At one point, she traded the heeled footwear with a pair of white flip-flops.
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Herbie Hancock Explains Why the Future Looks Very Bright for Jazz

April 30, 2012 07:24:32 GMT


Although pop and dance music continue to dominate today's music charts, Herbie Hancock is still optimistic about the future of jazz. In an interview to celebrate April 30 as the first International Jazz Day, the music veteran agrees that jazz is heading to "healthy" place "in the most important ways."

"I'm seeing so many young people that are involved with jazz, with jazz bands either in their high school or some other organization," he shares what he sees nowadays. "They're popping up everywhere. Teenagers, already improvising. It's not going away."
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'Skyfall' Set to Explore James Bond's Lassitude, Boredom and Depression

April 30, 2012 07:22:47 GMT


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"Skyfall" director Sam Mendes recently attended a press call for the film in Istanbul, where they would be shooting some scenes for the anticipated spy movie. During the occasion, the helmer opened up that the 23rd 007 movie will explore the troubled psyche of James Bond instead of exploiting flashy gadgets and special effects.

Mendes said that he would like to present Bond as a vulnerable character as portrayed in the original Ian Fleming novels. "You always go back to the Fleming because the character Fleming created over a number of novels was incredibly complex," the director reasoned, as quoted by The Associated Press.
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New 'True Blood' Season 5 Sneak Peek: Eric Doesn't Trust Pam

April 30, 2012 07:21:23 GMT


Eric does not trust anyone, even her loyal assistant Pam, so it's highlighted in a new behind-the-scene clip of "True Blood" season 5. The vampire sheriff accuses his loyal assistant of releasing Russell Edgington from his cement grave, prompting her to ask Eric to release her.

As Russell has escaped the concrete, Alcide will offer protection to Sookie, but gets scolded by Lafayette who doubts that the werewolf can keep her safe. Meanwhile, another preview recently hinted that Luna is losing some people she cared for and Sam tries to get a clue on who would hurt them.
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Justin Bieber and Kanye West Putting Finishing Touches on 'Believe'

April 30, 2012 06:57:55 GMT


Justin Bieber is one step closer to completing his new studio album "Believe". The "Boyfriend" hitmaker recently hit studio with rap mogul Kanye West to put finishing touches on the upcoming effort. He's additionally in the middle of selecting songs for the CD.

Kenny Hamilton tweeted about Bieber's studio session with Kanye, "Putting the finishing touches on the album and it's gonna be special! @justinbieber and @kanyewest #Believe." The singer himself wrote, "picking the songs for #BELIEVE is impossible."
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The Wanted: We Shouldn't Have Said Christina Aguilera a 'B***h'

April 30, 2012 06:56:47 GMT


The Wanted aren't apologizing for calling Christina Aguilera a "total b***h", but do admit that they shouldn't have bad-mouthed the pop diva publicly. On Sunday, April 29, band member Tom Parker shared his thought on the comments he and his bandmates made two days earlier during interview with 92.3 Now radio station.

"We shouldn't have said it, to be honest with you," 23-year-old Parker admitted when the subject was brought up by TMZ outside the Mondrian Hotel in Hollywood. Still, the Bolton native was quick to add that Aguilera shouldn't act rude toward them in the first place. He said, "We just think manners cost nothing, you know what I mean?"
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Artist of the Week: Neon Trees

April 30, 2012 06:39:46 GMT


Two years after busting the charts with "Habits", Neon Trees are back with their second studio album "Picture Show". A collection of 11 tracks with Kaskade as one and the only featured guest, the album leads the alternative rock band to climb to No. 17 on Billboard Hot 200.

"We wrote this as if it were a soundtrack," they explain. "Listen this album as a piece or choose the songs that fit your moment." The songs include a simple, yet captivating composition "Close to You", a killer song with angry lyrics "Teenage Sounds", and a summertime track "Weekend".
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'Desperate Housewives' 8.21 Preview: Susan to Sell Her House, Bree to Make Difficult Decision

April 30, 2012 06:39:39 GMT


In the penultimate episode of "Desperate Housewives" eighth and final season, the ladies will make important decisions in their lives. As Julie doubts Porter's commitment to be a hands-on father to their unborn child, Susan says she will sell her house and help her daughter raise the baby.

Bree begins to fall for her attorney, Trip, while she continues to stand trial and take the fall for Carlos in the murder of Alejandro. As if it's not complicating enough, she is faced with the fact that the only way to secure her freedom is to unveil Gaby's secret. Gaby herself acts nonchalantly, leaving the other ladies shocked.
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Fox CEO Promises 'The Wolverine' Will Be 'True Berserker and Bad Ass'

April 30, 2012 06:33:20 GMT


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After being postponed for some time, "The Wolverine" will finally kick off its production in the near future. Giving some updates on the status of the long-gestating Marvel superhero movie project, 20th Century Fox CEO Tom Rothman stated that the anticipated film will be shot in both Australia and Japan, as well as promised that it will be "a true Wolverine movie."

Speaking to Collider, Rothman explained that "Wolverine" will start filming soon after lead actor Hugh Jackman wraps "Les Miserables", which is currently shooting in London. He said, "Hugh Jackman is finishing 'Les Miserables' in London, we're gearing up and prepping now."
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Kim Kardashian Flies Back to New York for Broadway Date With Kanye West


April 30, 2012 05:08:10 GMT


Kim Kardashian seems unable to spend time apart from rumored boyfriend Kanye West for too long. The 31-year-old reality star quickly flew back to New York City after attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington D.C. to enjoy a Broadway date with the "Gold Digger" hitmaker.

On Sunday, April 29 afternoon, the "Kourtney and Kim Take New York" star was spotted walking hand-in-hand with the 34-year-old MC as they made their way into the Gershwin Theater to catch the showing of "Wicked". After the show, she tweeted, "I just saw the play Wicked, it was soooo good! Everyone should def go see it!"
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'Game of Thrones' 2.06 Preview: The War Continues With Four Kings

April 30, 2012 04:57:37 GMT


Now that the number of potential kings is down to four, Daenerys gets more determined to take what is hers. In the next episode of "Game of Thrones", the exiled princess of the Targaryen dynasty asks the Spice King to set his ships to cross the Narrow Sea.

Elsewhere, Robb and Catelyn receive important news from Winterfell, while Arya comes face to face with a surprise visitor. At the Fist of the First Men, Qhorin Halfhand gives Jon Snow the opportunity to prove his worth.
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Taylor Swift Gives a Peek at Dianna Agron's Circus-Themed Birthday

April 30, 2012 04:20:45 GMT


Dianna Agron has celebrated her 26th birthday early. The Quinn Fabray of "Glee", who turns a year older on Monday, April 30, threw a circus-themed party this past Saturday, and her best friend Taylor Swift treated fans with a sneak peek from the bash by posting an Instagram photo on her Twitter page.

Made up of two snapshots, the image captures the two blond beauties posing in costumes with some of their girl friends. While Swift chose to don a sexy tiger-inspired costume, birthday girl Agron put on a trapeze artist get-up. In the caption of the picture, the country music crooner wrote, "The most magical night at @DiannaAgron's circus themed birthday party!"
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Elise Testone and Colton Dixon Visit 'Tonight Show with Jay Leno'

April 30, 2012 04:11:36 GMT


Jay Leno welcomed not just one, but two "American Idol" alums, over the weekend. He had both Elise Testone and Colton Dixon on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". The singers, who finished sixth and seventh on the "Idol" respectively, did a brief chat with the host before playing song with the band during the commercial breaks.

During the interview, Testone said she wasn't completely surprised by her elimination. Now that she's no longer on the "Idol", she's looking forward to what's next for her. As for Dixon, he once again blamed his poor song choice for his exit. "Now you both are going to be on the Idol tour," Leno said. "And you both are going to keep working in music hopefully."
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'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: Dayana Mendoza Gets Fired for Losing Her Team's Respect

April 30, 2012 03:55:35 GMT


Dayana Mendoza and Arsenio Hall stepped up for team Forte and team Unanimous respectively in the 11th episode of "The Celebrity Apprentice" season 5. They led their teams in doing the task, which required them to create and perform a 90-second jingle to promote the Good Sam's Roadside Assistance Program.

When Clay Aiken tried to give some inputs, Dayana seemed to ignore his suggestions. Lisa Lampanelli was worried because Dayana appeared not having much knowledge about music styles. The Miss Universe 2008 finally agreed to do sixty style, but got her team mates frustrated when she kept interrupting them when they sang and throwing stupid ideas.
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Chloe Moretz: 'Carrie' Remake Will Be More Like 'Black Swan'

April 30, 2012 03:53:59 GMT


Last March, Chloe Moretz grabbed the headlines after she was chosen to lead a remake to 1976's iconic horror film, "Carrie". Details of the upcoming reboot are still scarce, but Moretz herself recently shared some tidbits about the film, revealing that it will be more like "Black Swan".

Moretz told Coming Soon that director Kimberly Peirce's approach for the remake is closer to Stephen King's original "Carrie" novel than to the Brian De Palma-directed 1976 film. She said, "I'm actually not looking at the original, even though De Palma's movie was one of the best movies ever made. It's completely iconic and I'm proud to be able to be doing a retooling of it."
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Keith Olbermann Clarifies Complaint About Jimmy Kimmel's White House Dinner Jokes

April 30, 2012 03:36:51 GMT


Keith Olbermann was not happy being the subject of Jimmy Kimmel's jokes at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner last Saturday, April 28. The recently ousted Current TV host took to Twitter to express his discontentment before explaining to his followers what actually upset him.

"Funny that Jimmy Kimmel ripped me after his people desperately wanted me to fly to LA to be on his show this past Wednesday #nerdprom," the 53-year-old first tweeted. He later clarified, "I'm not complaining about the Kimmel jokes - I'm fair game. I'm complaining about the revenge element. It reminds me of [Bill] O'Reilly #nerdprom."
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Bruce Springsteen Joined by Dr. John on Closing Day of New Orleans Jazz Festival

April 30, 2012 03:22:54 GMT


At the same time country music was celebrated throughout the weekend in Indio, California, a star-studded party for jazz tunes was held in another state, New Orleans. Fresh off his live performance at Los Angeles' Memorial Sports Arena, Bruce Springsteen helped close the first weekend of the Jazz Festival with a two-and-a-half hour show.

Marking his return to the concert since his performance in 2006, the Boss catered the crowd with around 23 songs. He delivered songs like "How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?", "Oh Mary Don't You Weep", "Pay Me My Money Down" and "When The Saints Go Marching In", that hadn't been played since Seeger Sessions Tour in 2006.
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'Prometheus' International Trailer Boasts Tons of New Hellraising Scenes

April 30, 2012 03:00:37 GMT


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Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" has debuted an international trailer, which boasts plenty of never-before-seen intense scenes. Showcasing flashy special effects and futuristic technology, the nearly 3-minute footage offers a more comprehensive look at the dead-defying outer space expedition involving Noomi Rapace and co.

In "Prometheus", acclaimed director Scott creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers find a clue to the origin of mankind on Earth. The discovery leads them on a dangerous journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must battle to save the future of the human race.
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'Amazing Race' Recap: Mark and Bopper Shave Their Heads, Rachel R. Cries Over Her Hair


April 30, 2012 02:48:16 GMT


In the April 29 episode of "The Amazing Race", five remaining teams in season 20 continued their journey in India. Brendon and Rachel, who won last leg, departed first and headed to a temple where they encountered a Fast Forward. They, however, couldn't do it since they had used it before.

When Brendon & Rachel R. arrived at the Fast Forward, the latter got emotional when finding out that they had to shave their heads to do it. She burst into tears as she said she needed hair to be pretty, while her team mate was willing to do it. In the end, they decided not to do the Fast Forward.
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Video: Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean Announces Wife's Pregnancy

April 30, 2012 02:47:13 GMT


A.J. McLean is going to be a father. The Backstreet Boys member has just revealed through a video he posted on his YouTube channel on Sunday, April 29 that he and his wife of four months, Rochelle DeAnna Karidis, are expecting their first child together. On the same day, he also tweeted, "I'm gonna be a dad!"

With Karidis sitting next to him, the 34-year-old singer told his fans, "I just wanted to say thank you guys for all your love and support. We recently got married - I was the most recent Backstreet Boy to take the plunge. Because we love you all so much, we wanted to share with you - for the first time - something very special." After a brief pause, he and his wife declared, "We're having a baby!"
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Robert Downey Jr. 'Would Really Hate' If Someone Replaces Him as Iron Man


April 30, 2012 02:20:26 GMT


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Robert Downey Jr. has reacted to Kevin Feige's recent statement that the "Iron Man" film series could still go on with another actor if Downey Jr. leaves the franchise someday. The "Tropic Thunder" actor stated that he wouldn't approve if someone else steps into his shoes and admitted that he would like to play the armored hero for as long as he could.

"I would really hate for someone else to think they could step into my shoes," the husband of Susan Downey told MTV News at the closing night celebration of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 28. He then jokingly asked the interviewer, "I wonder who's playing Tony Stark next. Is it you? Is that what you're here to tell me?"
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Prince William and Kate Middleton Celebrate Wedding Anniversary at Home


April 30, 2012 02:10:42 GMT


Prince William and Kate Middleton celebrated their first wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 29, and the royal couple chose to spend the special day at home. According to reports, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed back to their farmhouse on Anglesey, Wales after they attended their close friends' wedding in Wingfield, England on Saturday.

"They went back to Anglesey yesterday evening. So they are having a low-key night in their cottage this evening," spilled a source to E! News on Sunday. Daily Express claimed that the pair had a candlelit meal at their Anglesey home with Kate preparing the French dish of fish cooked in parchment.
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Stagecoach Festival: Steve Martin, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton Rock Day 2

April 30, 2012 02:10:33 GMT


After hosting rave party at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, California once again drew big crowd over the weekend through another music festivity. Around 50,000 country music fans flooded the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio and braved the blazing desert heat to watch Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

The revelers were rewarded by live performances from a number of country superstars. The likes of Steve Martin, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton catered the crowd on the second day, April 28, while such stars as Eli Young Band, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Alabama and Jason Aldean kicked off the gig a day prior.
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Matthew Morrison: 'Glee' Season 3 Will Be the Last for Some Characters


April 30, 2012 01:35:14 GMT


When executive producer Brad Falchuk announced that Rachel, Finn and Kurt will return in "Glee" season 4, it's not the case for some other seniors. Met at White House correspondents' dinner on Saturday, April 28, Matthew Morrison revealed that some actors will bid goodbye to the show in the season 3 finale.

"I have no idea. We don't even know - I mean, the show's back next season, but we don't even know which cast members will actually be back," he said when asked if Will and Emma's wedding will happen next season. He continued dishing, "I think I'll be back, but some of the kids - we're trying to figure out what we're going to do with that."
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'Think Like a Man' Stays Atop Box Office for Two Weeks

April 30, 2012 01:32:10 GMT


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"Think Like a Man" secures its champion title on North American box office for the second consecutive weekend. The African American-themed comedy movie takes in $17.6 million this week, dropping 48% from the previous weekend. So far, the film collects a total domestic cume of $60.8 million.

Opening on the runner-up spot is Sony Pictures and Aardman Animations' "The Pirates! Band of Misfits". The one-stop motion picture that cost $50 million to produce bags $11.1 million domestically, while earning $63.7 million internationally on its debut weekend.
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Beyonce Knowles Speaks Out Against Surrogacy Rumors: It Was Just Crazy

April 30, 2012 01:22:01 GMT


Beyonce Knowles finally shared her thoughts on her fake pregnancy rumors. In an interview with PEOPLE, the recently-crowned 2012 World's Most Beautiful Woman called previous reports that she had a surrogate to carry her first child with Jay-Z "crazy". She said, "It wasn't hurtful, it was just crazy. [I thought] 'Where did they come up with this?' "

Though the "Countdown" singer didn't let the reports bother her, her mother Tina was clearly upset. "I thought it was very unfair and very cruel that someone would think that someone would be that diabolical to keep up a charade like that for nine months," she commented. "As a mother it was painful for me to hear the crazy rumors. And I even had people ask me, which was so ridiculous."
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Winner List of 2012 Comedy Central's Comedy Awards

April 29, 2012 19:34:47 GMT


It was the second annual Comedy Central Comedy Awards on Saturday, April 28 in New York City. The taped awards show gave out honors to such comedic icons as Robin Williams, Melissa McCarthy, Don Rickles and Amy Poehler.

Williams, the star of such movies as "Patch Adams" and "Mrs. Doubtfire", received the Icon Award at the bash. During his acceptance speech he calls himself "one of the luckiest (bleeps) in show business, with the possible exception of Ryan Seacrest."
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Former Bodyguard Claimed Michael Jackson Had Affair With Whitney Houston

April 29, 2012 18:59:38 GMT


Matt Fiddes, the former bodyguard of Michael Jackson, is still making claims about the late singer after saying he is Michael's youngest child, Blanket's, biological father. In a tell-all interview with The Sun, the martial arts master now said that Michael had a fling with Whitney Houston and dreamed of marrying her.

Fiddes said the affair happened in 1991. "Whitney practically moved in to Michael's ranch and they had a fling like any other young couple. But Michael said later he had always hoped the relationship had gone further, and I know he dreamed of marrying her," Fiddes said. The relationship only lasted two weeks.
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'The Avengers' Passes $100 Million Mark Overseas

April 29, 2012 18:42:35 GMT


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"The Avengers" has shown a good number overseas ahead of its North American opening. The Marvel film has posted well over $100 million in the international box office in five days through Sunday, April 29 and thirty nine markets.

According to Deadline, the movie about a band of superheroes has racked up $178.4 million in Central America, Argentina, New Zealand, Iceland and a number of Asian territories like Hong Kong and Taiwan. This record opening is not yet counting big foreign markets like Japan, China and Russia which will screen the movie later this year. If it keeps going on this pace, then the movie could take over the title of this year's biggest international box-office star from "The Hunger Games".
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Allen Iverson's Wife Filing for Restraining Oder

April 29, 2012 18:11:10 GMT


Wife of former NBA superstar Allen Iverson is asking a judge to issue a restraining order for him. In between their divorce battle, Tawanna Iverson filed legal documents in which it is stated that Allen "has engaged in increasingly contemptuous, threatening, and disturbing behavior" over the last few months.

Tawanna claimed that Allen has been harassing her and her family. However, TMZ said it is yet clear whether she wants him to stay away physically or to just stop harassing her. Tawanna also stated that her estranged husband is hiding a big sum of money from her and she wants the judge to stop him. Allen has not made a comment about the protection request.
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Video: Jimmy Kimmel Dissed Obama, Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan

April 29, 2012 17:31:02 GMT


During his White House Correspondents' Dinner, Jimmy Kimmel took a jab at a lot of people including the President, the First Lady, Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian. The emcee of the night particularly spent a longer time to mock Kardashian among other celebrities in attendance.

Kimmel began his diss with a reminder that Obama carried out the killing of Osama bin Laden at the same time last year. "So who will it be this year?" he jokingly asked. He also made a joke on the President's recent revelation that he ate dog meat as a child in Indonesia. "When you go to a dog park, is this the same as when we look at a tank full of lobsters?" Kimmel said.
 
 
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