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May 21, 2012

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Video: Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder Collaborate at 2012 Billboard Music Awards

May 21, 2012 09:34:25 GMT


Alicia Keys joined Stevie Wonder on stage near the end of 2012 Billboard Music Awards. She made a duet with the music veteran, who played a piano, in a medley performance of his singles "Higher Ground" and "Overjoyed".

"I'm here tonight to say, 'Thank you, Stevie. Thank you for bringing our world so much wonder. Thank you for bringing us so much joy. Thank you for bringing us all so much soul'," she said when introducing Stevie at the beginning of the segment.
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Video: Andy Samberg Hints at His 'SNL' Exit in 'Lazy Sunday 2'

May 21, 2012 09:09:39 GMT


Kristen Wiig was reportedly not the only regular cast member who left "Saturday Night Live" in the season finale. Andy Samberg was believed to be bidding a farewell in a less explicit way, by starring in digital short "Lazy Sunday 2".

The clip, which serves as a sequel to the viral hip-hop hit that made Samberg a breakout star on the variety show back in 2005, features him teaming up with his "Lazy Sunday" collaborator Chris Parnell. As Parnell spits his verse, "That's how it began," the Gerry Perry of "What's Your Number?" replies, "And that's how I'ma finish it." His line suggests that he's done with the NBC show.
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Young Buck Thrown Out From His Tennessee Mansion

May 21, 2012 09:06:49 GMT


Things are taking a turn for the worse for Young Buck. TMZ has just brought up a report that the former member of G-Unit, who filed for bankruptcy back in 2010, has been ordered to vacate his 5,000-square-foot home in Tennessee by May 16, and he still owes I.R.S. more than $300k in unpaid taxes.

Court documents regarding his eviction showed that the sale of Buck's house, which was bought in 2004, has been signed off by a judge handling his bankruptcy case. It also uncovered that the judge ordered that the proceed from the sale will be used to pay off the 31-year-old rapper's $333,975.69 debt.
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DJ Khaled's 'Take It to the Head' Video Ft. Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne

May 21, 2012 09:01:47 GMT


DJ Khaled premieres his new music video to support latest single "Take It to the Head". The YMCM rhymer shares screen with his featured guests Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown in the clip.

The music video was filmed earlier in May, just a few days after his tour bus caught fire while he was on his way to 2012 Grad Bash in Orlando. He and his entourage escaped the fire uninjured, but lost his jewelry, clothes and other valuable things.
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First Promo for ABC's New Reality Series 'The Glass House'

May 21, 2012 08:40:09 GMT


ABC is moving forward with its plan to launch "The Glass House" despite the copycat lawsuit filed by CBS. The Alphabet recently debuted the first promo for the new reality series, which will follow the contestants living and competing for the grand prize in a totally wired, state-of-the-art house.

Viewers not only see everything that happens in the house, but they also can vote to help determine which contestants are sent home and which eliminated players will get a chance to return to the show. Moreover, audience can vote to decide what the players wear and eat, what games they play, and even where they sleep.
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First 'Skyfall' Trailer Is Jam-Packed With High-Octane Scenes

May 21, 2012 08:39:45 GMT


The very first trailer for "Skyfall" has finally been made available for viewing pleasure. The gritty sneak peek, which was first screened during the 2012 CinemaCon last April, is jam-packed with intense scenes involving Daniel Craig as a darker version of James Bond. It presents a few dialog, except an interrogation session shown on the opening scene where Bond has what looks like an association game.

"Skyfall" will find the 007 agent in a troublesome situation as his loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Craig returns as the British agent after tackling the prestigious role in "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace". He is joined by Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Albert Finney, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris.
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Video: Usher and Chris Brown Get Loud at 2012 Billboard Music Awards

May 21, 2012 08:18:13 GMT


Usher and Chris Brown pumped up the crowd at 2012 Billboard Music Awards with their uplifting performances. The former was introduced by Far East Movement and sang his club-ready single "Scream", while the latter was introduced by Brandy and performed his dance track "Turn Up the Music".

This year, Usher got three nods through David Guetta's "Without You" and Romeo Santos' "Promise" where he serves as a featured guest. The former song was nominated for Top Dance Song and Top Streaming Song (Audio), while the latter was up for Top Latin Song, but none of them won.
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Saoirse Ronan to Portray Pacifist Vera Brittain in 'Testament of Youth'

May 21, 2012 08:16:22 GMT


Saoirse Ronan is set to get back to her period drama roots. After nabbing a role in sci-fi film "The Host (2013)", the 18-year-old actress secures the lead in "Testament of Youth", a movie project based on a heartbreaking World War I memoir about British pacifist Vera Brittain.

The casting was announced during the 2012 Cannes Film Festival by BBC Films, which is set to finance the movie project. Serving as the producer is David Heyman, who also produced the "Harry Potter" film series.
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'House M.D.' Cast and Creator Talk What to Expect in Series Finale


May 21, 2012 06:31:28 GMT


It's only hours away before "House M.D." bids final farewell, and the cast has given hints at how the story of the brilliant doctor will end. To TV Guide, Robert Sean Leonard who plays House's best friend Wilson admits, "It's not going to tie up everything - that's not with this is about."

"I think the show is going to end very abruptly and in a very surprising way because, as happens in life, you don't live the ending. You just live your life," he adds. Omar Epps, who portrays Foreman since the first season, also warns that fans may not see an ending as they expect. "David is trying to end this the way he wants to, not the way he thinks people want it to... This will end in the way that it needs to end," he insists.
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Video: Bobbi Kristina Cries During Whitney Houston Tribute at Billboard Music Awards


May 21, 2012 06:27:04 GMT


Jordin Sparks' tribute performance to Whitney Houston at 2012 Billboard Music Awards got the late star's daughter Bobbi Kristina teary. When the "American Idol" alum belted out her mother's hit single "I Will Always Love You", the 19-year-old girl was seen dabbing her misty eyes.

Jordin's moving performance was preceded by John Legend's. The "Duets" judge crooned a rendition of "The Greatest Love of All" while playing a piano. He performed the George Benson classic song after Whoopi Goldberg delivered a monologue in the memory of the "Bodyguard" songstress.
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Miley Cyrus Helps Wiz Khalifa With His Speech at Billboard Music Awards 2012

May 21, 2012 06:24:51 GMT


Miley Cyrus has done more than just presenting an award at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Taking the stage inside Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20 night, the former "Hannah Montana" star reminded Best New Artist winner Wiz Khalifa to thank his special one during his speech.

Upon receiving his award, Khalifa first thanked God, "because God is amazing - so amazing." The 24-year-old then said, "I want to thank my mom, my dad, my family, everyone who let me do what I do to get to this point," before expressing his gratitude to his label, radio representatives and the Djs who played his hit single "Black and Yellow".
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Artist of the Week: Karmin

May 21, 2012 05:57:15 GMT


Karmin was off to a great start by gaining prominent attention on the web after they uploaded their cover version of Chris Brown's single "Look at Me Now". The clip instantly went viral and became one of YouTube's most viewed videos of 2011. In addition, they were named New Media honoree at 2011 American Music Awards.

The music duo consisting of engaged couple Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan continued to ignite the blogosphere with their covers of popular artists' songs such as Lil Wayne's "6 Foot 7 Foot" and Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass". Before the end of the year, they got signed to Epic Records and released a new original song called "Crash Your Party".
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Billboard Music Awards 2012: Adele Leads Full Winner List With 12 Gongs


May 21, 2012 04:55:50 GMT


Shortly after 2012 Billboard Music Awards pulled its curtain, its full winner list were revealed. Although Adele was not given any award during its live telecast, she was actually the one who led the pack by grabbing a total of 12 gongs including the most coveted Top Artist.

Adele won seven other prizes in the artist awards category. She sealed her domination by taking home two gongs in album awards and song awards categories each, thanks to her ground-breaking album "21" and her hit single "Rolling in the Deep" respectively.
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Report: Robert Pattinson Close to Star Opposite Scarlett Johansson in 'Hate Mail'

May 21, 2012 04:47:25 GMT


Robert Pattinson is reportedly close to add a new movie project to his list. Rumor has it, the "Twilight Saga" actor has been courted to star in "Hate Mail", which is said to have Scarlett Johansson lining up in its cast ensemble.

The casting rumor first sparked at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, when producer Michael Benaroya promoted his latest project. Benaroya himself is expected to finance "Hate Mail" which is projected to be made with the budget of $11 million.
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Rihanna 'Sober, Tired and Bored' After Missing Flight Following Wild Night Out

May 21, 2012 04:46:58 GMT


Rihanna apparently doesn't really enjoy her extra day off. Hours after revealing that she missed her flight out of London due to a night of partying, the "Only Girl (In the World)" hitmaker took to her Twitter account to update her status, informing her 19 million followers that she is "sober and tired and bored."

Earlier that day, the 24-year-old gushed about waking up drunk after attending a party held by Jay-Z and Kanye West. "U know life is great when u wake up at 9 am DRUNK!!!!! #London #happybirthdayTYTY #G4L #H0Navy," she tweeted Sunday, May 20 morning. "You know it was a good night when u wake up n run to your BFF's room like... How did I get in my bed? Did I walk? Stumble? Get carried?"
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New 'True Blood' Season 5 Promo: Everybody's Crying

May 21, 2012 04:38:32 GMT


HBO has released another promo for "True Blood" to tide fans over the season 5 premiere. It does not have new footage but features the characters in various crying scenes from previous seasons. It, however, tells audience not to cry, because the show is back soon.

The fifth season of the hit drama series will debut Sunday, June 10 at 9/8c. Ryan Kwanten who plays Jason Stackhouse recently gushed that the upcoming chapter is "by far our most controversial." He went on dishing, "It's pushing the boundaries even more. There's a whole host of new characters and supernatural beings."
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Report: Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' Already Secures Greenlight From Marvel


May 21, 2012 04:04:24 GMT


Director Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man" movie project may not die just yet. Twitch has revealed that there has been a swirling rumor at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival that the long-gestating superhero film project has already been granted the greenlight by Marvel Studios following the massive success of "The Avengers".

Further details of the long-awaited "Ant-Man" movie are still scarce for now, but it has been said that Marvel president Kevin Feige is eager to move forward with the project. Twitch additionally reported via Twitter, "Rumblings in #Cannes are that @edgarwright's ANT MAN has been greenlit. #rumor."
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Video: Katy Perry and Carrie Underwood Wow the Crowd at 2012 Billboard Music Awards

May 21, 2012 03:59:45 GMT


In addition to featuring live performances by Justin Bieber and Kelly Clarkson, 2012 Billboard Music Awards was made merry by Katy Perry and Carrie Underwood. The former showcased her new single "Wide Awake", while the latter sang the title track of her newly-released album "Blown Away".

Katy made a grand entrance by sitting on a white sheet high above stage in a dreamy set. Wearing an all-white attire, she slowly descended from the ceiling but never landed on the stage until the end of the performance. Accompanied by Cirque du Soleil-type dancers, she was assisted by a male dancer wearing a white tux.
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Sean Penn Helps Raise Over $2 Million for Haiti at Fundraiser in Cannes


May 21, 2012 03:45:45 GMT


Sean Penn has brought Haiti back to the spotlight by holding an auction fundraiser at this year's Cannes Film Festival. While the final numbers were still being tallied, it is believed that the Oscar winner's "Carnival in Cannes Gala for Haitian Relief" event has managed to raise over $2 million for the country devastated by earthquake in 2010.

Among the items put on the auction block was a chance to join Penn on a three-day trip to Haiti. Three bidders eventually nailed it for a prize of over $128,000 each. Other items included a guitar owned by U2's Bono that reportedly went for $215,000, as well as a lunch with a Victoria's Secret Angel that was said being sold for $115,000.
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Arsenio Hall Wins Over Clay Aiken in 'The Celebrity Apprentice' Season Finale


May 21, 2012 03:43:09 GMT


Donald Trump has picked Arsenio Hall as the winner of "The Celebrity Apprentice" season 5 although the comedian raised only half of the amount raised by the other finalist, Clay Aiken. Admitting that it was a tough decision, Mr. Trump said, "I've never been so torn," before announcing the champion.

For the final task, Arsenio and Clay were tasked to create a celebrity variety show and produce a 30-second PSA for their respective charities with the help of some eliminated contestants. During the preparation, the former "American Idol" runner-up got his team cranky for over-managing everything.
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First 'Anchorman 2' Teaser Brings Back Ron Burgundy and the Gang

May 21, 2012 03:25:03 GMT


The first teaser trailer for "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" has made its way out onto the web in the form of bootleg video. Ron Burgundy and the gang (minus Veronica) are stepping out under the spotlights before hilariously promoting their comeback to the sequel.

The teaser is attached to the U.S. screenings of Sacha Baron Cohen's raunchy comedy, "The Dictator". Director Adam McKay recently explained why the promo video is released sooner than expected, even before the production kicks off.
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Video: Justin Bieber and Kelly Clarkson Rock 2012 Billboard Music Awards

May 21, 2012 03:21:50 GMT


Billboard Music Awards has just come to an end, closing with a special performance by Alicia Keys and Music Icon Award recipient Stevie Wonder. Some of the highlights from the performances that night were the ones delivered by Justin Bieber and Kelly Clarkson.

Bieber stormed the stage at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas with a handful of dancers wearing glow-in-the-dark number. The Canadian popstar himself rocked a neon-yellow t-shirt, a white jacket and a pair of white pants and sneakers. The winner of Top Social Artist sang his latest hit "Boyfriend".
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'Game of Thrones' 2.09 Preview: Tyrion and Stannis Lead Blackwater Battle

May 21, 2012 02:48:23 GMT


Tyrion and Stannis are finally facing off each other on "Game of Thrones" next week. The bell rings in King's Landing, spreading terror among the residents as Stannis' fleet arrives at the capital of Westeros and launches assaults to claim the throne.

Tyrion leads his army to defend the lives of the Lannisters in a fight that would be called the Blackwater battle. King Joffrey begins to fear for their fate as he realizes they are outnumbered by Stannis' army.
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Transgendered Miss Universe Canada Contestant Takes the Title of Miss Congeniality


May 21, 2012 02:42:42 GMT


Transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova might fall short of claiming the Miss Universe Canada crown, but she didn't go home empty handed. The 23-year-old, who was initially disqualified from the pageant on the basis that she's not a "naturally born female", was one of four women voted "Miss Congeniality" by fellow contestants.

The title wasn't the only accomplishment Talackova made at the beauty competition. Taking the stage along with 61 other Canadian women in Toronto on Saturday, May 19 night, the 6-foot-1 blonde bombshell was one of the final 12 contestants competing for the crown. Unfortunately, she didn't make the cut for the Top 5.
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Shia LaBeouf on Doing 'Lawless' Brutal Scene: It's Not Rehearsed Like Ballet

May 21, 2012 02:42:23 GMT


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Shia LaBeouf has set aside some time to discuss "Lawless (2012)" after premiering the much-talked-about thriller at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Speaking to Flicks and Bits along with co-stars Tom Hardy and Guy Pearce, the "Transformers" actor opened up about how he filmed the violent scenes and where the brotherhood between him and his on-screen siblings was built.

On doing the intense fight scene with Pearce, the 25-year-old explained, "There wasn't a lot of fight training, the fight scene I did with Guy Pearce was really organic and it happened really fast." He added, "That's the way [director] John Hillcoat does his violence. It's messy, it's dirty, it's realistic. So it's not rehearsed like a ballet, it's rough around the edges."
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Billboard Music Awards 2012: Whitney Houston Honored With Millennium Award

May 21, 2012 02:40:16 GMT


After some of 2012 Billboard Music Awards were presented, it's time to celebrate the life and legacy of one of music icons Whitney Houston. Whoopi Goldberg led the tribute segment, recalling that the first time she met Whitney at the Nelson Mandela freedom concert, the late New Jersey singer "saved [her] life."

The "Bodyguard" songstress was given "the greatest love of all" in the song performed by John Legend. Jordin Sparks, who shared screen with her in her last movie "Sparkle", took the stage next to play a rendition of her hit single "I Will Always Love You".
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Billboard Music Awards 2012: Lil Wayne and Chris Brown Added to Winner List


May 21, 2012 02:10:35 GMT


Lil Wayne and Chris Brown followed the footsteps of such early winners as Justin Bieber, Wiz Khalifa and LMFAO at Billboard Music Awards by collecting one coveted prize each. The rapper and the R&B singer got their first awards of the evening roughly an hour after the show was kicked off.

Weezy was a recipient for Top Male Artist. The "6 Foot 7 Foot" rhymer pushed aside such competitors as Bieber, Chris Brown, Drake and Bruno Mars. Due to his absence, the award was accepted by presenter Gladys Knight on his behalf.
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Billboard Music Awards 2012: Katy Perry Shimmers in Purple, Carrie Underwood Goes Dramatic

May 21, 2012 01:51:32 GMT


2012 Billboard Music Awards have brought together many music stars to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Turning up for the night of celebration on Sunday, May 20 evening, the likes of Katy Perry and Carrie Underwood stole the attention with their choice of dress when they hit the red carpet.

Perry made sure all eyes were on her by showing up in a floor-length lilac gown. The estranged wife of Russell Brand, who'll perform her new single "Wide Awake", completed her look with violet curls and dark red lips. Her date for the night was her grandmother Ann Hudson. She tweeted earlier, "My date to tonight's Billboard Music Awards is hotter than the las vegas weather. SMOKIN'!"
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'Community' Stars React to Dan Harmon's Departure

May 21, 2012 01:49:09 GMT


Dan Harmon is no longer the "Community" showrunner, but most of the cast members owe a lot to him. Following confirmation of Harmon's departure, Joel McHale and some other cast members took to Twitter to send their farewells and thank the creator for their roles.

"@danharmon you are a true genius. You gave me the role of a lifetime & three of the best years of my life. Buying #Prototype2 today," so the Jeff Winger depicter wrote. His co-star Gillian Jacobs tweeted, "I wholeheartedly agree with @joelmchale. I'm so grateful to @danharmon for my role, the show and everything else. Thank you, Dan. Thank you."
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Billboard Music Awards 2012: Taylor Swift Is Woman of the Year Honoree


May 21, 2012 01:38:48 GMT


More winners were announced at 2012 Billboard Music Awards. After Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Wiz Khalifa collected prizes for Top Social Artist, Spotlight Award and Top New Artist respectively, it was Taylor Swift's turn to take the stage and accept hers.

Swift was honored with Woman of the Year gong. Before presenting the special honor to the singer, Kris Kristofferson and Zooey Deschanel paid tribute to her with the former telling the star-studded crowd inside the MGM Grand Arena about her "old fashioned" accomplishments of finding success.
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'Battleship' and 'The Dictator' Can't Eclipse 'The Avengers' on Box Office

May 21, 2012 01:10:41 GMT


"The Avengers" still holds strong on the top of North American box office for the third consecutive weekend. The Marvel superhero movie continues its victory by grossing $55.6 million for a total domestic cume of $457.1 million, marking the best showing for a Walt Disney Pictures movie ever. On Sunday, May 20, the film reaches its $1.18 billion mark globally and is close to become the fourth biggest gross title of all time.

Securing the runner-up spot on its opening weekend is "Battleship". The Hasbro game movie collects $25.5 million, despite the fact that Universal Pictures expects it to take in at least $35 million to $40 million on its debut weekend in the United States.
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Robin Gibb Dies After Long Battle Against Cancer, Condolences Pour In

May 21, 2012 00:51:51 GMT


Bee Gees has lost another one of its members. Robin Gibb, the twin brother of the late Maurice Gibb, passed away Sunday, May 20 around two years after he began his fight against colon and liver cancer. A post on his official Twitter account details that the 62-year-old singer died at 10:47 A.M. U.K. time.

Robin's family has confirmed his passing through a representative. "The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery," the rep said in a statement. "The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time."
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Billboard Music Awards 2012: Justin Bieber and Katy Perry Among Early Winners

May 21, 2012 00:48:22 GMT


This year's Billboard Music Awards was kicked off at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20 at 8/7c with a live performance of "Party Rock Anthem" / "Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO. "Modern Family" stars Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen hosted the event, showing footage of their rapping a song which was bleeped out a lot and cracking a joke about Taylor Swift doing the running man.

Invited to the stage as the first winner of the evening was Justin Bieber. The Canadian teen star was announced by Julianne Hough as a recipient for Top Social Artist, beating such competitors as Eminem, Lady GaGa, Rihanna and Shakira. "First of all, I just want to say how much of a blessing it's been the past three or four years, just growing up in front of everybody," he said.
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Lil Wayne Accused of Assault for the Second Time in a Month


May 20, 2012 18:24:45 GMT


Lil Wayne and his crew are investigated for assault, the second time within a month. This time, the rapper allegedly threatened a fan while one of his entourage gave him a hit on the head with a skateboard.

Story, as claimed by Afredo Marino to TMZ, started on May 3 when he spotted Wayne and his skateboarding buddies. Marino approached Weezy for a photo but was turned down. Determined, Marino sneaked a pic after retreating to his car.
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Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy Made Cop Buddies in Paul Feig's Film

May 20, 2012 17:58:37 GMT


Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy will play partners in a cop dramedy by "Parks and Recreation" writer Katie Dippold. The not-yet-titled project puts Bullock as "a high-strung FBI agent" and McCarthy as "an unconventional Boston cop" who team up to take down a Russian gangster.

McCarthy will once again work with Paul Feig who directed her Oscar-nominated role in "Bridesmaids". In fact, the actress had signed up for Feig's other movie, "an unconventional love story", which also stars "Bridesmaids" actor Jon Hamm. Meanwhile, Bullock's last movie job was the 2009's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" and her next movie "Gravity" will only premiere in 2013.
 
 
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