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May 22, 2012

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Video Premiere: Birdman's 'Dark Shades' Featuring Lil Wayne and Mack Maine

May 22, 2012 08:43:49 GMT


Cash Money Records honco Birdman is giving his fans a treat. The 43-year-old rapper and record producer recently premiered a brand new music video for his fresh track, "Dark Shades", on BET, unveiling his collaboration with his adopted son, Lil Wayne, and Young Money rapper Mack Maine.

"Dark Shades" is likely to come from Birdman's forthcoming album, "Bigger Than Life", which release date has yet to be announced. Mr. Beatz reportedly was the producer behind the track, while Colin Tilley was said to be serving as the director of the video that sees the three MCs spitting their rhymes inside a shabby and dingy warehouse.
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William Levy Reacts to Len Goodman's Criticism on 'Dancing with the Stars'


May 22, 2012 08:37:53 GMT


William Levy has responded to the negative comment he received from Len Goodman on "Dancing with the Stars" during its final performance show recently. The Latin heartthrob insisted to E! Online that he didn't understand why the 68-year-old judge was so harsh on him and his pro-dancer partner Cheryl Burke.

Levy and Burke were criticized by Goodman for delivering a "too predictable" freestyle in the second round of their performance. While the other contestants received perfect 10s from the judge for their freestyles, Levy only got 9 points. "The 9 was more predictable than anything," he said. "I don't know how Len could judge so hard on our freestyle."
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'Walking Dead' Cast Talk About New Characters in Season 3 Behind the Scenes

May 22, 2012 08:36:52 GMT


The first look at "The Walking Dead" season 3 has been provided in a form of behind-the-scene video. Compiling montage of the cast and crew on the set of the show, it offers a glimpse inside a prison featured in the season 2 finale which will be the survivors' safe haven in the next chapter.

In an interview, Laurie Holden who plays Andrea says there are new characters, "some that have been announced, some that have not." Lead actor Andrew Lincoln chimes in, "There are samurai wielding characters that are turning up."
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Pregnant Anna Faris Shows Off New Long Red Hair for 'I Give It a Year' Role

May 22, 2012 08:20:44 GMT


After sporting a very boyish look in "The Dictator", Anna Faris once again got a quite drastic makeover for her new movie role. Ditching her blond roots, the "Just Friends" actress was photographed on Sunday, May 20 donning a new long red hair on the London set of "I Give It a Year".

To finish off her new look, the 35-year-old actress donned a patterned frock that she paired with black leggings and boots. The Maryland-born star, who's currently expecting her first child with husband Chris Pratt, was also snapped bundling up in a long black coat in between breaks with co-star Simon Baker.
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will.i.am Carries Olympics Torch While Tweeting From His Phone

May 22, 2012 07:57:05 GMT


will.i.am was multitasking when taking part in Olympics torch relay, prior to the games that will kick off July 27 to August 12. The Black Eyed Peas member was occupied by his cellphone while jogging and carrying the flame to Somerset town center in Taunton, London.

The BEP star, who wore a white track suit, received the flame from tae kwon do instructor Chloe Lock. Holding it in his left hand, he clutched the cellphone on his right hand and used it to send tweets to his followers. At some points, he was seen waving to the cheering crowd.
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Lady GaGa Explains Situation Concerning Her Concert in Indonesia

May 22, 2012 07:42:00 GMT


Lady GaGa has finally broken her silence about the oppositions against her concert in Indonesia. The Mother Monster took to her Twitter on late Monday, May 21, to address the situation that threatens the completion of her gig in the Muslim-majority country, and to reveal the compromise she would have to make.

"The Jakarta situation is 2-fold: Indonesian authorities demand I censor the show & religious extremist separately, are threatening violence," the 26-year-old Grammy winner first explained to her 24 million-plus followers. She went on to note, "If the show does go on as scheduled, I will perform the BTWBall alone."
News > Movie News

First Five Minutes of 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Revealed

May 22, 2012 07:40:06 GMT


As "Snow White and the Huntsman" gets closer to its theatrical release, the first five minutes of the Rupert Sanders-directed film has landed online. Presented in German rather than in English, the footage found by Comic Book Movie is jam-packed with never-before-seen scenes focusing on Snow White's background story.

The video gives a look at how the fair-skinned princess had a happy childhood with Prince William. It additionally features how Ravenna was first found by the King's army following a massive war against the Evil army. Instead of sporting her signature majestic look, the Evil Queen looks messy and dirty with her hands and feet chained.
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'AGT' Video: Howard Stern Makes a Boy Cry, Admits the Job Is 'Too Rough' for Him

May 22, 2012 07:38:29 GMT


Howard Stern may be able to keep his comments on "America's Got Talent" tame enough for a family show, but he still hasn't mastered a skill to talk to a kid. In a Monday, May 21 episode of the talent show, the new judge made a 7-year-old boy cry when criticizing his performance.

The little rapper named Mir Money took the stage to audition, but Stern quickly hit the buzz. The shock jock had just started with his comment when tears began to run down the boy's cheeks. Realizing he had gone too far, the 58-year-old came onto the stage to console the boy and apologize.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Scott Wolf and His Wife Expecting Their Second Child

May 22, 2012 06:57:24 GMT


43-year-old Scott Wolf and his wife Kelley Wolf are expanding their family. The Bailey Salinger of "Party of Five" confirms on Twitter that he and the 35-year-old "Real World: New Orleans" alum, whom he got married with in 2004, are expecting their second child together.

"Just between the 10,149 of you and me, my wife and I are expecting our second child," Scott informed his Twitter followers about Kelley's pregnancy. He added in the same tweet, "We are expecting that because she's pregnant. Happy us."
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House M.D. Makes Big Sacrifice in Series Finale


May 22, 2012 06:54:24 GMT


After eight seasons, "House M.D." took the final bow on Monday, May 21 with a dramatic finale. Facing the potential of spending his time in jail while his best pal Wilson is dying, the titular character [SPOILER ALERT!] contemplated a suicide in a burning building in the episode titled "Everybody Dies".

While the building was set ablaze, House had visions of the deceased characters, Kutner (Kal Penn) and Amber (Anne Dudek), his ex-girlfriend Stacy (Sela Ward) as well as Cameron (Jennifer Morrison). After some conversations with the people in his imagination, the doctor decided not to commit suicide.
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Feminists Protest the Lack of Female Directors at Cannes Film Festival

May 22, 2012 06:34:19 GMT


Not everyone is happy with world-class event like the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Last Sunday, May 20, a group of French feminists interrupted the formal occasion by throwing a protest on the red carpet.

According to the Associated Press, those feminists were upset about the lack of female directors who take part at this year's Cannes. Around five women from La Barbe donned fake beards and stood on the red carpet during the special screening of Michael Haneke's "Amour".
News > Celebrity Gossip

MGM Investigating Bobbi Kristina's Alleged Underage Gambling

May 22, 2012 05:55:33 GMT


Soon after news broke out that Whitney Houston's 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina gambled at the MGM Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, a rep for the venue announced they launched investigation to look into the matter. It's against the law for anyone under the age of 21 to take part in any kind of gaming in the Sin City.

The teen girl was caught on camera gambling at the casino, just a day before her emotional appearance at 2012 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday night, May 20. She was seen playing slot machines while spending time with her 22-year-old boyfriend Nick Gordon.
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Video: Rihanna Gives Surprise Performance at Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne Tour

May 22, 2012 05:07:09 GMT


Rihanna has apparently got the honor to share the stage with Jay-Z and Kanye West on one of their recent shows in London, England. Coming to the O2 Arena to watch the rappers' Watch the Throne tour on Saturday, May 19, the "We Found Love" hitmaker ended up being a surprise guest for the night.

While she's not featured in Jigga and Yeezy's collaborative album "Watch the Throne", the 24-year-old songstress took the stage to help the pair in singing two songs. Wearing a cropped black top, skinny jeans and a beanie, she performed "All of the Lights" with Yeezy and joined Jigga in his "Run This Town" set.
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Camille Grammer Couldn't Let Go of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'

May 22, 2012 04:54:57 GMT


Camille Grammer is back to "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills". Months after announcing her exit, the former model and dancer now confirms that she's returning to the third season of the reality series.

"I will be a part of production again," she told E! Online at the Race to Erase MS gala in Los Angeles. She went on explaining, "I guess it was something I couldn't let go of. I really enjoy being with the women and working with the producers. They're like my extended dysfunctional family."
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Video: Usher Cries in Court Over Bad Father Allegations


May 22, 2012 04:26:15 GMT


Usher struggled to hold back his tears when taking a stand in a court battle against his ex-wife Tameka Foster recently. The R&B singer looked distraught when Tameka's lawyer accused him of being a bad father. He was caught on camera reaching for tissues to wipe his teary eyes.

The "Scream" singer was fighting for more custody of his sons, Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely Raymond. His ex-wife, however, argued that he loved partying more than his children. In proving the claim, her attorney showed photos of him partying in Europe in February.
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Pearl Jam Confirms Performance at Jay-Z's Made in America Festival

May 22, 2012 04:20:55 GMT


Pearl Jam have personally confirmed their participation at Jay-Z's Made in America Festival. Shortly after their name was included in the line-up that was posted on the music festival's Facebook page, the Eddie Vedder-fronted rock band tweeted, "Pearl Jam will officially be joining the lineup for Jay Z's first ever #MadeInAmerica festival."

The five-men band joins the likes of Skrillex, Miike Snow, Afrojack, D'Angelo, Maybach Music (feat. Rick Ross, Wale and Meek Mill), Passion Pit, Santigold, Prince Royce and Rita Ora. Billboard additionally reported that the rockers will headline one night of the 2-day music festival.
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Chris Hemsworth Hints at Spin-Off Movie for His Huntsman Character

May 22, 2012 04:09:47 GMT


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While "Snow White and the Huntsman" won't open in the U.S. theaters until early June, lead actor Chris Hemsworth already spilled the beans on a potential spin-off movie for his character. Speaking to Collider, the actor dished that there's a possibility to make a film that focuses on Huntsman if the audience want it.

"Yeah, sure, if there's an audience for it and people wanna see it and there's a great script and room to do something different with it, absolutely," Hemsworth said of the possible second movie. "I've heard probably the same rumors you have about possible sequels to this or prequels as far as the Huntsman's storyline [goes]."
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'Bachelorette' Recap: Emily Tearfully Dumps a Guy During One-on-One Date

May 22, 2012 04:07:44 GMT


After meeting her suitors in last week's episode, Emily Maynard went on dates with some lucky guys in the second episode of "The Bachelorette" season 8. First to receive the date card was Ryan. He and Emily drove off to her house, where he helped bake cookies for her daughter Ricki's soccer game. They later dropped off the cookies to the soccer field, but Emily asked Ryan to stay in the car.

Emily and Ryan continued their date with a romantic dinner, where the single mother told him, "I don't want to be the game." Ryan, in turn, wanted to know if she's going to allow "a man to come in and really treat Ricki the same way that he's going to treat the other children that he's going to have" with her. At the end of the day, Emily found the date to be perfect and gave Ryan the rose.
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First Footage of 'Django Unchained' Draws Positive Reviews at Cannes Film Festival

May 22, 2012 03:46:48 GMT


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Quentin Tarantino hasn't even finished the filming of "Django Unchained", but he already received praises for its very first footage premiered during the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Most of the critics and film reviewers, who had a chance to watch the footage, were left impressed, and quickly dubbed the film a potential awards season contender.

The sneak peek was highly praised for presenting a mixture of sharp humor and brutal violence. Empire magazine sang praises, "Harvey Weinstein just presented 7 mins of Django Unchained. Looks ace. We're tipping Fritz the nodding horse to be a breakout star," while Drew McWheeny of Hitfix gushed, "OMFG, 'Django Unchained' looks so good. SO GOOD."
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Justin Bieber Hints at 'Surprises' on Tour, Unveils 'Believe' Track List

May 22, 2012 03:15:07 GMT


Justin Bieber is teasing fans with what to expect from his upcoming "Believe" tour. Met on the red carpet of the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20, the 18-year-old pop sensation told MTV News that he has a lot of surprises in store for the Beliebers that will see him at the live shows.

"There's a lot of fun stuff. I've been really hard at work in the studio, in the dance studio, just kind of figuring out what I want to do as far as choreography and whatnot," the boyfriend of Selena Gomez dished on his preparation. "I think the tour's going to be really special. We got a lot of surprises."
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Gloria Allred to File Counterclaim Against Former Lawyer of John Travolta's Accusers

May 22, 2012 03:12:46 GMT


The drama in John Travolta sexual harassment case continues by taking a new bizarre twist. Instead of focusing on the battle between the actor and his accusers, it turns into a legal feud between the John Does' new lawyer, Gloria Allred, and their former attorney, Okorie Okorocha.

Allred, who was previously accused by Okorocha of allegedly attempting to steal his clients, has been sued for "intentional interference with contractual relations, intentional interference with prospective economic relations and unfair business practices." The 70-year-old lawyer then fires back by planning to file a counterclaim.
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Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott Announced as 'Good Afternoon America' Hosts

May 22, 2012 03:11:51 GMT


"Good Morning America" is going to expand to afternoon starting July 9 at 2 P.M. ET. ABC has officially named the spin-off show "Good Afternoon America", and tapped "GMA" regulars Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer as the co-hosts.

Scheduled to run for nine weeks until Katie Couric's new syndicated talk show, "Katie", premieres on September 10, "Good Afternoon America" will focus on celebrities, pop culture, lifestyle and workplace issues. Additionally, "GMA" anchors Sam Champion, Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos will make "special appearances" on the afternoon edition.
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Tom Cruise Sealed for Remake of Western Film 'The Magnificent Seven'

May 22, 2012 02:53:13 GMT


After showing off his vocal chops in "Rock of Ages", Tom Cruise could be a gunman in his upcoming movie. The "Mission: Impossible" actor has been sealed to star in MGM's remake of John Sturges' 1960 Western film "The Magnificent Seven".

According to Variety, Cruise has long been interested to take part in the remake project. Though so, sources revealed that the film is still a long way to go and is not included in the actor's immediate gigs. The reboot project itself still hasn't tapped a director yet. MGM is currently starting its search for a screenwriter.
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Chris Brown Reacts to Accusation of Him Lip-Synching at 2012 Billboard Music Awards

May 22, 2012 02:26:44 GMT


Chris Brown isn't staying quiet over criticism at his 2012 Billboard Music Awards performance. Just hours after being called out for lip-synching his dance-heavy performance of "Turn Up the Music", the Top R&B Artist winner blasted his accusers back on Twitter by challenging them to be better than he is.

"Anyone who is upset obviously is upset with their lives...," Breezy tweeted on Monday, May 21. He continued to rant in the same tweet, "Make your music...make a difference.. Be better than me! Godbless!" A short while earlier, the 23-year-old also posted a statement that read, "Don't hold ya breath waiting for me to stop doing me!"
News > Celebrity Gossip

Report: Katy Perry Remains Friend With Robert Ackroyd Despite Breakup

May 22, 2012 02:26:26 GMT


Katy Perry and Robert Ackroyd reportedly are no longer dating, but they have no hard feelings against each other. A source told E! News that the relationship between the pop singer and the rocker didn't work out because of their hectic schedule.

The source claimed, "She is remaining friends with Rob, but they were never serious to begin with, and she had doubts about it from the start. There are no hard feelings, they are both just very busy and had no expectations. Rob is a good guy, but she just wants to focus on her work."
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'Dancing with the Stars' Final Performances: Katherine Jenkins Leads With Perfect Scores

May 22, 2012 02:14:32 GMT


The remaining contestants of "Dancing with the Stars" season 14 were going all out on Monday, May 21 in their attempts to win the mirror ball trophy. Each of the three pairs performed two routines, a ballroom dance and a freestyle.

William Levy and Cheryl Burke came out first to perform the cha-cha. "Good as I've ever seen in 14 seasons of cha-cha-cha!" Len Goodman commented. "That was an intoxicating Cuban cocktail... Your hip action leaves me green with envy," Bruno Tonioli said, while Carrie Ann Inaba added, "Sophistication in the movement... You've grown miles." The telenovela star got a perfect score of 30.
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'Anchorman 2' Unleashes Two Hilarious Official Teasers

May 22, 2012 01:36:26 GMT


"Anchorman: The Legend Continues" has debuted not just one but two official teaser trailers. One of the promo videos is unveiled via Funny or Die, presenting Ron Burgundy, Brian Fantana, Champion "Champ" Kind and Brick Tamland gushing about their comeback to the big screen.

"Hey America, did you miss my hot breath in your ear?" asks Burgundy. The introduction is almost pitch perfect, but is ruined when Tamland clumsily chimes in with his signature nerdy look, "In this movie we play witches." Meanwhile, the other footage presents the same scenes shown in the bootleg video which hit the web a day prior.
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'Breaking Bad' Final Season Gets Premiere Date

May 22, 2012 01:33:44 GMT


The fifth and final season of "Breaking Bad" is indeed going to be split into two parts. AMC has officially announced that the last chapter of the crime drama series will start Sunday, July 15 at 10/9c with eight new episodes, and end with eight more episodes in summer 2013.

Expressing his excitement at the show's return, comedian Aziz Ansari took to Twitter to write, "BREAKING BAD IS BACK JULY 15TH! F**K YES." Sharing the sentiment, fellow fan John Legend retweeted the "30 Minutes or Less" star's post.
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Bar Refaeli, Olivia Munn and Mila Kunis Lead 2012 Maxim Hot 100

May 22, 2012 01:23:37 GMT


Who are this year's most beautiful women? In a Hot 100 list compiled by Maxim, Bar Refaeli is voted the winner, moving up five spots from her sixth place last year. She is followed by movie beauties Olivia Munn and Mila Kunis at No. 2 and 3 respectively.

"I am shocked that among all these beautiful ladies, I'm No. 1," Refaeli gushed. "Thank you so much for voting for me! I'm truly honored. This is a title I will never forget." She additionally tweeted, "So happy and honored to be #1 on #Maximhot100 !! thank you @maximmag ! this is very exciting!"
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Whitney Houston's Duet With Jordin Sparks From 'Sparkle' Makes Its Debut

May 22, 2012 01:17:35 GMT


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The last song recorded by Whitney Houston before her untimely passing last February has been released. A duet with "American Idol" alum Jordin Sparks from Salim Akil-directed movie, "Sparkle", the upbeat track titled "Celebrate" was premiered Monday, May 21 on Ryan Seacrest's radio show.

"Just gonna celebrate, come on yeah, come on and celebrate/That's what I want, I wanna celebrate," Houston and Sparks, who portray mother and daughter duo in the musical film, sing in part of the chorus. At the end of the tune produced by R. Kelly, Sparks can be heard giving a "We love you, Whitney" shout-out.
 
 
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