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May 04, 2012

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Adele Takes Michael Jackson's Spot on All-Time List of U.K. Best-Selling Albums


May 04, 2012 08:53:48 GMT


Adele outsells Michael Jackson as her studio album "21" continues to pull in steadily-strong sales number. The "Rolling in the Deep" hitmaker moves MJ out of the fifth spot on the list of U.K. best-selling albums of all time.

According to data released by the U.K. Official Charts Company, Adele has sold around 4,274,300 copies in the U.K. It's 500 more than the number that the late King of Pop has collected through his 1982 album "Thriller".
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Skylar Laine: First Thing I'm Going to Do Post-'American Idol' Is Mud-Riding

May 04, 2012 08:39:50 GMT


Skylar Laine is taking her elimination from "American Idol" in stride. After getting the boot from the singing competition at the result show on Thursday, May 3 night, the aspiring singer from Brandon, Mississippi opened up backstage about what she's looking forward to doing as her first post-"Idol" activity.

"I wanna go mud ridin'," the 18-year-old admitted to Zap2it, "that's the first thing I'm gonna do." During the chat, she also claimed that she was not surprised by her elimination. "Because you can't be," she explained. "At all. You never know what's going to happen from week to week, seeing by the weird results this whole past season. I'm just relieved right now. No more stress."
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Robert Pattinson's Dinner Interrupted by Rats in First 'Cosmopolis' Clip

May 04, 2012 08:32:22 GMT


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David Cronenberg's novel-adapted thriller "Cosmopolis" has debuted its very first clip. The snippet shows Robert Pattinson's Eric Packer trying to seduce Sarah Gadon's Elise Shifrin during a dinner at a cafeteria. The leading man tries to convince the blond lady to check in to a hotel. Suddenly, their chat gets interrupted as two men break into the eatery and yell, "A specter is haunting the world!", before throwing rats at the restaurant's visitors.

Based on a novel of the same title by Don DeLillo, "Cosmopolis" follows a day in the life of Packer, a 28-year old billionaire who traverses Manhattan in his stretch limo in order to get a haircut from his preferred barber. On that day, his driver has to navigate a presidential visit, an attack by anarchists and a rapper's funeral. Stuck in traffic, he anxiously monitors the value of the yen on the limo's computer, his fortune in the balance.
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Video: Carrie Underwood and Coldplay Perform on 'American Idol'

May 04, 2012 08:06:02 GMT


Carrie Underwood and Coldplay made appearances on "American Idol" elimination night in a week that's dedicated to British music. This marked for the umpteenth time the 2005 "Idol" winner performed on the singing competition, but it became the first time ever the Chris Martin-fronted band sang on the show.

Wearing a white one-shoulder long dress, Underwood catered audience on the Thursday night, May 3 episode with the title track of her new album "Blown Away". Coldplay, meanwhile, rocked the stage with their two singles "Paradise" and "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall", which are taken from their latest CD "Mylo Xyloto".
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Rihanna Goes 'Long' With Andy Samberg in New 'SNL' Promo

May 04, 2012 07:49:37 GMT


Billed as a musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" this week, Rihanna has appeared alongside Eli Manning in a promo video for the NBC show. Donning a tiny leather top, the Bajan beauty and Andy Samberg go "long", which is a football reference for NFL player Manning but is apparently also a term for high-five greeting on the show.

In another clip, the "SNL" regular asks if Riri and Manning are scared about performing live for millions of people while wearing ridiculous outfits. The "Battleship" star and the New York Giants quarterback, however, look pretty confident as claiming that they have done it all the time.
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Junior Seau's Family Gives Thumbs Up to Brain Study, Pastor Confirms

May 04, 2012 07:48:15 GMT


Junior Seau's family is not letting the NFL legend die in vain. San Diego Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell told Los Angeles Times that the family of the 43-year-old has come to the decision to allow researchers to study his brain for signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative and progressive disease that can be caused by multiple concussions.

Sharing the news on Thursday, May 3 night, Mitchell first stated, "The family was considering this almost from the beginning, but they didn't want to make any emotional decisions." He continued, "And when they came to a joint decision that absolutely this was the best thing, it was a natural occurrence for the Seau family to go forward."
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Rihanna Breaks VEVO Record With 'Where Have You Been' Music Video


May 04, 2012 07:10:56 GMT


Rihanna is celebrating an unprecedented feat yet again. The Barbados beauty collects 4.9 million views with her music video for latest single "Where Have You Been" in just 24 hours after the clip made its way out on the internet.

By getting almost 5 million views, Riri surpasses Nicki Minaj who previously held the record with her "Stupid Hoe" video. Back then, the female rapper "clocked 4.8 million views, the highest single-video VEVO number in 24 hours ever."
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Kellan Lutz and Spencer Locke to Star as Tarzan and Jane in New Mo-Cap Movie

May 04, 2012 06:58:47 GMT


Another "Twilight Saga" star has just scored a new movie project. After Robert Pattinson gets sealed in gritty thrillers "Mission: Blacklist" and "Rover", it is now said that Kellan Lutz is tapped to star as the titular character in upcoming motion-capture movie "Tarzan (2015)".

The Emmet Cullen in the famous vampire film franchise is set to star opposite Spencer Locke. The "Detention" actress has been chosen to play Tarzan's leading lady Jane Porter.
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Trailer: Kristen Bell Featured in Yahoo's Web Series That Spoofs 'The Bachelor'

May 04, 2012 06:58:15 GMT


Yahoo! is going to launch an original series that parodies "The Bachelor". Titled "Burning Love", the scripted show follows a fireman named Mark Orlando (Ken Marino) as he searches for the perfect woman through what appears to be a dating game like the ABC reality series.

Among those competing for Mark's heart is a homeless girl played by Malin Akerman. Kristen Bell shares screen with the buff man as she delivers what seems to be a motivational speech on a stage. Ben Stiller, who serves as a producer for the show, makes an appearance as well.
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Megan Fox Brings Sex Appeal to Ad Campaign for Sharper Image


May 04, 2012 06:46:00 GMT


Megan Fox is tying in the word "sexy" with electronics. The actress playing Mikaela Banes in the first two "Transformers" movies has just been announced as the new face of Sharper Image, and a sneak peek for the high-tech brand's ad campaign displays the Hollywood beauty striking an alluring pose.

In an image released on Thursday, May 3, the 25-year-old wife of Brian Austin Green stares seductively at the camera while sprawling out on a bed with what looks like to be a tablet computer in hand. Injecting a dose of her sex appeal, she dons a form-fitting white button-down shirt, lacy black lingerie and a pair of thigh-high stockings.
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New Videos: Colbie Caillat's 'Favorite Song', David Banner's 'Castles in Brooklyn'

May 04, 2012 06:23:52 GMT


Colbie Caillat and David Banner premiere a new music video each. The former teams up with Common to support their breezy single called "Favorite Song", while the latter joins forces with Maino for their ode to the most populous area of New York City's five boroughs in "Castles in Brooklyn".

Caillat and Common chill out on the Venice Boardwalk in Cali and enjoy a warm summer day on beach party with some skateboarders. Banner and Maino, meanwhile, take a walk down the streets of Brooklyn with his homies.
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Josh Brolin Isolated Himself Before Playing Young Tommy Lee Jones in 'Men In Black 3'

May 04, 2012 06:18:15 GMT


Though he often received praises for his performances in several high-profile films, Josh Brolin admitted that playing the younger version of Tommy Lee Jones' K in "Men in Black 3" is a very daunting task. The 44-year-old actor admitted that he even had to isolate himself in preparation to portray the notable veteran actor.

"I just went and rented a little motel down in Mexico with my computer and my GarageBand, and just kind of went through it," Brolin said in a recent interview about the upcoming action comedy movie. The California native went on confessing that before the production began, he considered to give up the role.
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Justin Bieber Dishes on His Next Single, to Release Ode to His Mom on Mother's Day

May 04, 2012 05:48:30 GMT


Now that his music video for his single "Boyfriend" is released, Justin Bieber is preparing for his next offering while still continuing to promote the lead single. Talking to MTV's host Sway Calloway during the premiere of the video, the Canadian teen teases the next single will be better.

He starts the talk about the second single by recalling why he picked "Boyfriend" as the first offering. "I just thought it was ... a song that most represented me at the time and what I wanted to put out there," he explains. "It's crazy, because even my next single after that is going to be better."
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Video Premiere: Nelly Furtado's 'Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)'

May 04, 2012 04:55:28 GMT


An extremely tall Nelly Furtado creates spectacle in a music video for her brand new single "Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)". She walks down the street, unfazed by the stares she receives from people around her. Staying true to the title of the song, she also wears big hoop earrings and dances with hoop dancers in vibrant-colored scenes.

"Big Hoops" is confirmed for Nelly's fifth studio album "The Spirit Indestructible" which is going to come out in the United States on June 19. The song was co-written by her with the help from top-notch music maker Rodney Jerkins, who also served as its producer.
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Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Zooey Deschanel to Support One Episode of 'The Simpsons'

May 04, 2012 04:54:29 GMT


Not less than five renowned actresses will lend their voices in one upcoming episode of "The Simpsons". Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Zooey Deschanel, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sarah Silverman will join forces to support the animated comedy and reprise their roles as Bart's old flames.

"Black Swan" beauty Portman will return as the voice of Darcy (from season 18), "The Dark Knight Rises" star Hathaway will voice Jenny (from season 20), "New Girl" leading lady Deschanel will return as Mary Spuckler (from season 19), "Ringer" star Gellar will reprise Gina (from season 15), while comedienne Silverman will once again lend her voice for Nikki (from season 21).
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Video: Bar Refaeli Strips Naked to Promote New Underwear Line

May 04, 2012 04:53:45 GMT


Bar Refaeli is steaming up a brand new commercial for her underwear line, Under.Me. After releasing a video featuring her women's collection in March, the former cover girl of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue shares a fresh clip for the men's collection that sees her flaunting her naked figure as she checks herself out in the mirror after a bath.

The nearly two-minute video also captures the ex-girlfriend of Leonardo DiCaprio wearing only a v-neck tee, skimpy panty and a pair of socks as she does some manly things around the house. Mowing a lawn, skimming the pool, playing with a baseball bat and smoking a cigar are just some of the examples.
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Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and J. Cole to Perform at 2012 Hot 97 Summer Jam

May 04, 2012 04:16:55 GMT


Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and J. Cole are confirmed as musical guests at this year's annual Summer Jam music festival hosted by Hot 97. They are joined by Waka Flocka Flame, French Montana, Maino, Tyga, 2 Chainz, Mavado, Big Sean, Young Jeezy, Trey Songz, Wale, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled.

The star-studded festivity will be held on Sunday, June 3 at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. "We gon' rock that main stage," Sean said when showing up with Wale during the live announcement. Last year at the gig, the G.O.O.D Music rhymer performed "My Last" with Chris Brown.
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Pepsi Strikes Deal With Michael Jackson's Estate to Use His Image in New Ad Campaign

May 04, 2012 04:07:31 GMT


PepsiCo Inc. plans to resurrect Michael Jackson nearly three years after his passing in 2009. On Thursday, May 3, the beverage brand announced that it has struck a deal with the King of Pop's estate which allows the soft drink maker to use the late "Thriller" hitmaker's image for its new global marketing push.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of MJ's "Bad" album and tour, one billion Pepsi cans that feature special edition design of the pop legend's silhouette will be rolled out in China on May 5. The limited edition cans will be made available in the United States in late May, before hitting 20 additional markets in Asia, South America and Europe.
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'Vampire Diaries' Season 3 Finale Preview: Damon Beaten by Alaric, Elena in Car Crash

May 04, 2012 03:44:34 GMT


After the death of one bad guy, "The Vampire Diaries" will end the season with another bloody episode. A preview for the upcoming outing sees Damon being beaten up by Alaric, who wants to find out where Klaus is. The ally-turns-enemy Alaric also meets Jeremy at a bar and says that they need to talk.

Stefan and Damon leave Mystic Falls together on a mission, but the former promises that he'll do anything in his power to make sure they all come back. The brothers soon split up when Elena needs one of them, probably after Elena and Matt's car veers off the road and falls from a bridge.
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Jennifer Lopez Outruns Her Pursuers in 'Follow the Leader' Video

May 04, 2012 03:41:41 GMT


Jennifer Lopez takes her fans to exotic places in Acapulco, Mexico with Wisin & Yandel in a music video for their joint track "Follow the Leader". She dodges a number of males by running on the streets and jumping from one building to another. There is also a scene where she wakes up topless on her bed, exposing a big "Lideres" tattoo on her collarbone and another huge body art on her back.

"Follow the Leader" is confirmed to appear in Wisin's next studio installment. Following the collaboration, the Puerto Rican duo were tapped to open for J.Lo's upcoming tour with Enrique Iglesias which will be kicked off on July 14 at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC.
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Robert Pattinson to Play Car Thief Pursued by Guy Pearce in 'Rover'

May 04, 2012 03:40:48 GMT


Hot on the heels of the news that Robert Pattinson is attached to military thriller "Mission: Blacklist", words have now broken that the "Twilight Saga" hunk is close to star in another gritty movie. According to Variety, the British thesp is currently in talks to join a car theft thriller called "Rover".

Pattinson is expected to star opposite Guy Pearce in the forthcoming film. Pearce will portray a "man who pursues a group of men who stole his car through the wild and rugged Australian Outback." Pattinson, meanwhile, is courted to play one of the thieves.
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Linda Evangelista Asked to 'Terminate' Pregnancy by Salma Hayek's Husband, Lawyer Claims

May 04, 2012 02:59:05 GMT


A trial over child support battle between Linda Evangelista and her ex-boyfriend, Francois-Henri Pinault, has been kicked off Thursday, May 3 at a Manhattan Family Court. During the proceedings, a lawyer for Evangelista claimed that the now husband of actress Salma Hayek suggested that the supermodel should get an abortion.

Attorney William Beslow said that after "some initial happiness" upon learning Evangelista's pregnancy in 2006, Pinault "told her he wished she would terminate the pregnancy." The lawyer continued to note that when the 46-year-old model told him she would keep the baby, the 49-year-old French business tycoon "made it perfectly clear" that he had no interest in supporting the child.
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Samuel L. Jackson Blasts Film Critic for Negative Review on 'The Avengers'

May 04, 2012 02:54:44 GMT


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Samuel L. Jackson is unhappy with The New York Times' sharp criticism about "The Avengers". The actor playing eye-patched S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury in the superhero movie has slammed the paper's critic A.O. Scott over his negative review on the star-studded Marvel movie.

Taking to his Twitter account, Jackson expressed his anger at Scott who gave "Avengers" a poor grade in his review. "#Avengers fans,NY Times critic AO Scott needs a new job! Let's help him find one! One he can ACTUALLY do!" so the actor tweeted on Thursday, May 3.
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New 'Avengers' TV Series Could Launch in 2013

May 04, 2012 02:47:48 GMT


Hot on the heels of "The Avengers" movie release in the U.S., Marvel will reportedly cancel "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" in favor of a new TV series about the superhero team. After Comic Book Movie broke the news in April, a Forbes article seemingly confirmed it as it stated that the company will introduce The Avengers animated TV series next year.

"While The Avengers' May 4 opening marks the end of the current multi-year plan, Marvel has already developed a detailed marketing strategy for the next five years... Marvel is introducing digital initiatives, new print and comic book titles, and The Avengers animated TV series on the in 2013," so part of the article read.
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Soundgarden Premiere 'Live to Rise' Music Video From 'The Avengers'

May 04, 2012 02:46:48 GMT


A music video for "The Avengers" soundtrack "Live to Rise", which is performed by Soundgarden, is unleashed ahead of the movie release. It features Chris Cornell and his bandmates delivering a searing live performance inside a warehouse under glowing lights. Footage from the superheroes movie is flashed in between the performance scene.

"Live to Rise" is Soundgarden's new single from their first studio recording in 15 years. Offered as a free download on iTunes for one week only, it exceeded 350K downloads and became the #1 most added song in its first week at Alternative and Active Rock U.S. radio. On the charts, it climbed to No. 3 at Mainstream Rock, and peaked at No. 4 at Active Rock.
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New 'Amazing Spider-Man' Trailer Set to Unveil Mystery of Peter Parker's Origin

May 04, 2012 02:15:32 GMT


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Just a few days after "The Dark Knight Rises" released its final trailer, another highly anticipated superhero movie, "The Amazing Spider-Man", debuts its own latest promo video. Compared to the previously released trailers, this fresh one puts its focus on Peter Parker's effort to unveil the secret surrounding the disappearance of his parents.

Also highlighted in the video is tons of new fight scenes between Spidey and his archenemy the Lizard, who apparently holds the key to unlock Peter's origin. Additionally, there is a quick glimpse at the scene that shows how the lead protagonist gets his radioactive spider bite that turns him into a superhuman.
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Demi Moore Finally Decides on New Name for Twitter Handle

May 04, 2012 01:54:18 GMT


Nearly six months after announcing her split from Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore has officially got rid of her estranged husband's last name from her Twitter handle. The 49-year-old actress, who stars opposite Miley Cyrus in "LOL", changed her username from @mrskutcher to @justdemi on Thursday, May 3.

After the change was done, the mother of three shared to her followers on her page, "So hard finding a name that was fun somewhat playful and available. So for now it will be @justdemi It could grow on me!" She followed it up with another tweet that read, "Thanks everyone for your help in finding my new name!"
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'American Idol' Results: Skylar Laine Sent Home Despite Solid Performances

May 04, 2012 01:51:10 GMT


It was another shocking result on "American Idol" Thursday, May 3 night. Skylar Laine, who was praised by the judges for showing steady performances in the last few weeks, was voted off after landing on the bottom two with Hollie Cavanagh.

"Rock it out," the Mississippi girl told Hollie as they shared a long hug on stage and the judges gave her a standing ovation. For Hollie, it was the fifth time she dodged elimination, but she did show she deserved the chance after delivering two impressive performances on Wednesday night.
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Justin Bieber Drives Flashy Car and Dates Hot Girl in Full 'Boyfriend' Video

May 04, 2012 01:47:27 GMT


Justin Bieber's much-anticipated music video for his new single "Boyfriend" has finally arrived in its entirety. Living out every guy's dream, the teen singer channels his inner ladies man and drives a flashy car to impress a hot-looking brunette and lure her into his arms.

The music video was helmed by Director X who said that it's only natural to present a mature Bieber because he's already "just a little more grown-up." The director explained, "From what they wanted to do with Justin and the song and who he is and his age now, I thought that was it."
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Top Action Stars Assemble in New 'Expendables 2' Trailer

May 04, 2012 01:34:25 GMT


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Brand new trailer for "The Expendables 2" has finally been unleashed in full. Making its way out via IGN, the promo video is jam-packed with explosion scenes and dead defying stunts from a host of hunky actors. Introduced by Sylvester Stallone, the intense trailer presents the A-list action stars in various battle scene in both the jungle and the city streets.

Stallone's Barney Ross and the gang are back with new members Billy the Kid and Maggie. They are set to embark on another adventure after Mr. Curch enlists the team to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries.
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The CW Gives 'The Vampire Diaries', 'Supernatural' and '90210' Early Pickups


May 04, 2012 01:25:08 GMT


"The Vampire Diaries", "Supernatural" and "90210" have been given new season orders by The CW. The renewal will bring back the vampire-themed series for a fourth season, the ghost-hunting show for an eighth season, and the spin-off of "Beverly Hills, 90210" for a fifth season.

The renewal announcement for "The Vampire Diaries" and "Supernatural" doesn't come as a surprise. The former is currently the highest-rated show for the network, while the latter had tapped Jeremy Carver as a new showrunner to replace Sera Gamble, who would step down from the position, although it had not been officially renewed at that time.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Chris Harrison Confirms Separation From Wife of 18 Years

May 04, 2012 01:13:25 GMT


The break-up curse of "The Bachelor" has stuck its host. Chris Harrison, who has been hosting the reality TV dating show since 2002 and and its spin-offs "The Bachelorette" since 2003, has just announced that he and his wife, Gwen, are separating after 18 years of marriage.

The estranged couple confirmed the news through a joint statement released Thursday, April 3. "Though we have made this incredibly difficult decision to separate, our love and mutual respect remain, and we look forward to sharing in the lives of our wonderful children," so they said.
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Jewel Cast as June Carter in Lifetime's Biopic of the Legendary Singer

May 03, 2012 19:43:30 GMT


Singer Jewel Kilcher has been tapped to play June Carter in Lifetime's biopic about the country singer. "The June Carter Cash Story" is an original movie based on the memoir "Anchored In Love: An Intimate Portrait Of June Carter Cash" by June's son John Carter Cash.

"Many people know about the legendary love story of Johnny and June," said Lifetime's EVP Rob Sharenow. "But June Carter Cash has her own epic journey filled with triumphs, tragedies, loves and losses. This movie will explore all aspects of the woman behind the icon, and we're thrilled Jewel will be playing the title role."
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Korn's Guitarist Munky and His Wife Expecting Their First Child Together


May 03, 2012 19:06:59 GMT


Being Married for four months, James "Munky" Shaffer and wife Evis Xheneti are expecting their first child together. The Korn guitarist is going to welcome the baby later this fall, Xheneti confirmed to Radar Online.

"We are so utterly elated to announce that we are expecting our first child due late this fall," Xheneti said. The actress, who is three months pregnant and is due in November, added, "We have been dying to share this news with everyone."
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Mick Jagger to Pull Double Duty on 'SNL' Finale

May 03, 2012 17:20:20 GMT


Mick Jagger will pull double duty as the host and performer of "Saturday Night Live" finale. The Rolling Stones frontman was picked as the 50th anniversary of the Stones is celebrated. While this is his third time as musical guest on the NBC comedy show, it would be his first as host.

Leading to the finale on May 19, NY Giants quarterback Eli Manning will host on May 5 with Rihanna as musical guest. The next week, Will Ferrell takes over as the host with Usher as musical guest.
 
 
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