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May 29, 2012

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Exhaustion Forced Lana Del Rey to Cancel Concert in Japan

May 29, 2012 09:02:04 GMT


Lana Del Rey has once again pulled out of a scheduled concert in Tokyo, Japan. This time around, exhaustion was blamed for the cancellation. In a statement released on Monday, May 28, a representative for the "Born to Die" singer said, "It is with great regret Lana will not be performing in Tokyo today."

"She is suffering from exhaustion and the show had to be canceled," the rep continued explaining the reason behind the calling off of the performance. "Lana says, 'I am really sorry to not have made it over to Japan again, I would love to be there to sing and look forward to performing a show that the fans deserve'."
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Randy Travis Accuses Ex-Wife of Ruining His Career and Stealing His Money


May 29, 2012 08:56:30 GMT


Randy Travis and his former wife and manager, Elizabeth, are entering a court battle. Shortly after he was sued for allegedly breaching their contract, the country music veteran filed his own paperworks which claimed she's trying to sabotage his career.

According to Randy, Elizabeth spilled personal details about him in an attempt to ruin his career. Additionally, he claimed to have found out that she tried to earn money from him more than she should have by inflating travel reimbursement requests.
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Adam Lambert Leads a Revolt in 'Never Close Our Eyes' Music Video


May 29, 2012 08:32:12 GMT


Adam Lambert is telling people to break out of their dull routine through a music video for his new single, "Never Close Our Eyes". In the newly-released clip, the season 8 runner-up of "American Idol" finds himself trapped inside a facility where everybody completes the same tasks, but manages to lead a revolt and escape the complex.

The 30-year-old singer has earlier stated that the breaking free part of the video comes from his interpretation of the song's lyrics. In a previously-released behind-the-scenes clip, he stated, "I interpret that as we're keeping our eyes wide open. Stay open to all possibilities, keep an open mind and an open heart to life."
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First Look at Samatha Barks as Eponine in 'Les Miserables'

May 29, 2012 08:23:50 GMT


A first official look at Samatha Barks as Eponine has been revealed in one of several new stills from Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables". Making its way out via USA Today, the freshly-released image shows the Brunette beauty donning a dirty and ragged outfit while walking alone on a street.

In the Victor Hugo classic novel, Eponine a.k.a the Jondrette girl is described as a child who is pampered by her parents, The Thenardiers, before she ends up becoming a street urchin as she grows up. Eponine then falls in love with a man named Marius and dies trying to save his life.
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Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and More Pay Tribute to Soldiers on Memorial Day

May 29, 2012 08:20:54 GMT


Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and celebrities alike took time to honor the people who have bravely fought for the country, as well as the ones who are currently serving in the military. Those stars took to Twitter on Memorial Day, May 28 to pay homage to the veterans and soldiers.

JT wrote, "Thank you to the men and women who have and continue to serve and protect our freedom. I will now drink to you! #HappyMemorialDay." Katy posted, "Hope every1 is having a lovely Memorial day. Shout out to all the wonderful men & women who are serving & have served our beautiful country."
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Stephen Amell's Green Arrow Is So Different From the 'Smallville' Incarnation

May 29, 2012 07:40:43 GMT


Though "Arrow" will air on the same network where "Smallville" ran, the titular character on the upcoming show will be very much different from the one portrayed by Justin Hartley on the canceled Superman series. "Other than in name, there are virtually no similarities between [Hartley's version and the new version]," so said Stephen Amell who tackles the lead role on "Arrow".

Still, the Canadian actor who recently guest starred as Kyle on "New Girl" stressed that he's not saying one of them is better than the other. "It's just that they're so different, it's almost weird to compare them," he said before detailing, "I think we find Oliver Queen more injured than we saw him before."
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Clint Eastwood's Daughter Francesca Laughs Off Controversial Birkin Pictures

May 29, 2012 07:33:41 GMT


Francesca Eastwood shrugged off controversy surrounding Tyler Shields' pictures that feature her destroying a $100,000 Birkin bag. She laughed it off when one of her fans tweeted to her, "Some people are mad at @francesca_e for destroying a Birkin. Why aren't they pissed at Hermes for pricing a bag at $100k?"

Another Twitter user comforted the daughter of Clint Eastwood in a tweet that read, "Dont worry abt all the haters who r crazy 4 materialism. U r beautiful. Block them out. 100K or 0, it's still just a purse!" In response to such posting, the "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" star wrote back, "yes! Thank u."
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Michael Haneke Discusses the Challenges in Making Cannes-Winning 'Amour'

May 29, 2012 07:33:20 GMT


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Two-time Palme d'Or winner Michael Haneke recently took some time to discuss his latest drama "Amour", which has just won the prestigious prize at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, the Austrian filmmaker shared that he had been facing various challenges in making the acclaimed film especially because he had to work with octogenarian actors such as Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant.

"Of course it wasn't always easy," said Haneke. "In the end sequence, Jean-Louis speaks for about eight minutes before any action takes place. The concentration it requires to memorizes that long text is extraordinarily difficult for any actor of any age. And on top of that, while we were shooting, Jean-Louis broke his wrist. So it was physically difficult for him. It was sometimes very complicated for Emmanuelle as well."
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One Direction's Zayn Malik Recalls Crashing a Vespa During Video Shoot


May 29, 2012 07:10:13 GMT


Zayn Malik of One Direction has had a minor solo accident at a recent video shoot. In an interview with Celebs on Sunday magazine, the one-fifth of the "What Makes You Beautiful" hitmakers revealed that he lost control of a brand new scooter and crashed it during the filming of a segment for the promo.

"I smashed up a Vespa," the 19-year-old Bradford-native recalled the incident. "I'm making this sound more glamorous than it actually was. It just span out and went crazy, ran on about two meters and hit some gravel. And it was a limited edition, worth thousands. They had to put red nail polish on it to cover the scratches."
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Season 2 Finale of 'Game of Thrones' Gets Extra 10 Minutes

May 29, 2012 06:41:26 GMT


"Game of Thrones" will get an extended season 2 finale. While the series' episodes usually run just shy of 55 minutes, the next outing which will air Sunday, June 3 at 9 P.M. ET/PT has an official runtime of 64 minutes, or 10 minutes longer than the normal runtime.

Titled "Valar Morghulis", the last episode of the medieval series' second season deals with the aftermath of the Blackwater battle. As seen in the preview, King Joffrey proclaims Tywin Lannister as the savior of the city while Brienne of Tarth makes it clear that she doesn't serve the Starks.
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'Moonrise Kingdom' Breaks Indie Box Office Record

May 29, 2012 06:40:35 GMT


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Wes Anderson's latest indie movie "Moonrise Kingdom" has unexpectedly broken a record on the North American box office. The vintage drama, which was released in limited U.S. theaters last Friday, May 25, has also received rave reviews from critics and got a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

While big-budgeted films were battling it out at cinemas nationwide, "Moonrise Kingdom" surprisingly made history on box office as it collected $660,486 over the four-day Memorial Day weekend despite the fact that it opened at only four theaters in Los Angeles and New York. By Sunday, the movie already bagged a per-location average of $130,752.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Jennifer Lopez Takes Casper Smart to Cirque du Soleil's Mystere in Las Vegas

May 29, 2012 06:24:34 GMT


Jennifer Lopez was juggling between two men in Las Vegas. One day after sharing the stage with her estranged husband Marc Anthony, the female judge of "American Idol" takes her current boyfriend Casper Smart to a late performance of Cirque du Soleil's Mystere at the Treasure Island Hotel.

The couple reportedly sipped on water and soft drinks during the Sunday, May 27 gig, and were joined by a group of friends. J.Lo looked stunning in a short, gold-beaded dress with matching gold fingernails. She finished off her look with a gold clutch, diamond star-shaped earrings and diamond bracelets.
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First Look at Rachel Weisz in 'The Bourne Legacy'

May 29, 2012 05:43:51 GMT


A brand new image from "The Bourne Legacy" has been unleashed, presenting a first look at Rachel Weisz as one of the film's main protagonists. Debuted in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine, the still presents Weisz holding a black backpack to her chest while standing next to Jeremy Renner.

In "Bourne Legacy", the Oscar-winning actress portrays a character named Marta. Details of her role in the movie are still kept under tight wraps, and the actress herself refused to give any hint about the character. "What am I allowed to say? I think almost nothing at all," she said when asked by EW.
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Audio: Justin Bieber Unleashes Second Single 'Die in Your Arms'


May 29, 2012 05:22:38 GMT


Justin Bieber has just released a brand new song titled "Die In Your Arms". Coming out a day after the 18-year-old pop singer allegedly got involved in altercation with a paparazzo, the second single off his third studio album, "Believe", is being made available for purchase on iTunes at midnight on Tuesday, May 29.

The "Boyfriend" hitmaker himself was on his way to Europe when the single was dropped. On late Monday, he tweeted, "ok. going to board. OFF TO EUROPE! PHASE 1 of operation secret concerts! lol. OSLO first stop. See u soon....and...when i land #DieInYourArms and #BOYFRIEND will be out!! Countdown and then #BIEBERBLAST !!!! thanks! see u soon. much love. #BELIEVE."
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Elvis Presley's Original Tomb at Forest Hill Cemetery Up for Sale


May 29, 2012 05:04:12 GMT


The crypt, where Elvis Presley was temporarily buried before being laid in his final resting place at Graceland, is being auctioned off. It will be sold during Julien's Auctions on the first day of a two-day "Music Icons" auction that will run June 23 and 24.

The tomb, which is located at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee, will go on sale with starting price of $100,000. The highest bidder will receive the crypt, opening and closing of the vault for burial, a memorialization inscription and use of the chapel for a committal service.
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Exclusive: ABC Family's 'Bunheads' Pilot Debuted Ahead of Show's Premiere

May 29, 2012 04:59:38 GMT


"Bunheads" is yet to premiere on ABC Family until June 11, but AceShowbiz has got an exclusive access to watch the first episode online. On the center of the story is Michelle, played by Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, who is a former ballerina turned Vegas showgirl.

Michelle impulsively marries a man, moves to his coastal town and takes an uneasy role at her new mother-in-law's dance school. Her relationship with the young girls in the dance class is another highlight in the pilot.
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Video: Madonna Rehearses Mash-Up of 'Express Yourself' and 'Born This Way'

May 29, 2012 04:33:15 GMT


Madonna appears to have prepared a mash-up of "Express Yourself" and "Born This Way" for her upcoming MDNA world tour. A behind-the-scenes video of the "4 Minutes" hitmaker during rehearsals in Tel Aviv, Israel popped out via YouTube on Sunday, May 27, displaying her singing the chorus of the Lady GaGa anthem midway through the performance of her 1989 track.

Upon its release back in 2011, "Born This Way" quickly gained attention for its similarity to Madge's "Express Yourself". When addressing the controversy, GaGa told NME, "The only similarities are the chord progression." She added, "Just because I'm the first f***ing artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn't mean I'm a plagiarist, it means that I'm f***ing smart."
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Video: Gordon Ramsay Taken Out by Teddy Sheringham in Charity Soccer Game

May 29, 2012 04:17:28 GMT


Gordon Ramsay was injured during a soccer match. It was supposed to be a friendly match between some retired pro soccer players and celebrities, but former All England star Teddy Sheringham seemed to take the game too seriously.

Playing for Team England, Sheringham slammed Ramsay, who was in the Rest of the World squad, to the ground in a rough collision. The celebrity chef appeared in a lot of pain and was carried off the field in a stretcher before being given oxygen by paramedics and taken to hospital for a more proper treatment.
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'Veep' and 'Girls' Previews for June 3 Episode

May 29, 2012 04:12:29 GMT


Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Selina and her team take flack over a pregnancy rumor and the firing of a Secret Service agent in the next episode of "Veep". She orders a "partial" full disclosure of all office correspondence while trying to find out the enemy who wants to see her fall.

Later, the Vice President dispatches Dan (Reid Scott) to make sure the Macauley Amendment (i.e., the toxic Clean Jobs Bill) cannot be traced back to her. And with the perception growing that her office is nonfunctioning, Selina threatens to fire a key staffer.
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Christopher Nolan Explains What Makes Catwoman a Femme Fatale in 'Dark Knight Rises'

May 29, 2012 03:46:29 GMT


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Director Christopher Nolan opened up about the importance of Selina Kyle a.k.a Catwoman's role in his last Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises". The English filmmaker branded the female character a "very iconic figure in the Batman pantheon", but revealed she will not be referred by the name in the forthcoming movie.

Speaking to Empire magazine, Chris explained how he first went with the idea to bring Catwoman to "The Dark Knight Rises". He said, "I was nervous about how she would fit into our world. But Jonah [Nolan] was very much convinced that there would be a great way to do it and eventually turned me around."
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Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and Drake Join French Montana at 'Pop That' Video Shoot

May 29, 2012 03:20:42 GMT


Several big names in Hip-Hop music have come together for the filming of a music video for French Montana's "Pop That". Over the Memorial Day weekend, the likes of Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and Drake were spotted joining the "Shot Caller" rapper on the Miami set of the upcoming visual.

Photos taken from the set of the clip display a poolside party scene at a mansion complete with scantily-clad women. An unofficial behind-the-scenes video, on the other hand, captures Weezy skateboarding while shooting his part. Also spotted on the set were fellow rapper Fat Joe and Barbadian singer Rihanna.
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'Bachelorette' Recap: Emily Maynard Axes Two Guys Over Daddy Issues

May 29, 2012 03:06:04 GMT


Emily Maynard has gotten more comfortable with some of the guys on "The Bachelorette" in the Monday, May 28 episode. The mother of one shared smooch with Chris and Arie, who scored the one-on-one dates this week.

Chris was the first one who received the date card. He and Emily had to scale a building before having a dinner. Chris cheered on her when she looked scared, and they finally reached the top of the building. Chris wanted to kiss her, but held off because he's not sure if it was the right time.
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'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Reveals New Trailer and Special Screening Schedule

May 29, 2012 03:00:52 GMT


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Just in time for the Memorial Day, 20th Century Fox releases a new trailer for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter". Presenting a closer look at Abe's iconic speech during his presidency, the third and final trailer of the mash-up history film also unveils several new combat scenes that are shot in slow motion.

In addition to unveiling the fresh promo video, Fox announces that "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" will hold its special screening for the sailors aboard the Nay aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in June. The film's cast members Benjamin Walker, Anthony Mackie and Erin Wasson will be on hand during the premiere event.
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Bar Refaeli Has a Crush on Justin Bieber: We Will 'Get Married Some Day'

May 29, 2012 02:51:06 GMT


Selena Gomez might have found herself a love rival in Bar Refaeli. The 2009 cover model of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, who was crowned Maxim's 2012 most beautiful woman, recently revealed her crush on the former Disney star's boyfriend Justin Bieber.

"Justin Bieber and I are going to get married some day," she jokingly told Us Weekly during Maxim's NYC fete on Thursday night, May 24. In addition to admitting her crush on the teen singer, she said, "I also like Tom Cruise. He's very classy. I liked him in Jerry Maguire and in roles like that."
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Release Date for Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'No Church in the Wild' Video Unveiled

May 29, 2012 02:21:47 GMT


Jay-Z and Kanye West are close to treat their fans with another music video for their song off joint album, "Watch the Throne". It was director Romain Gavras who took to his Twitter account to uncover when the much-talk-about visual for the rappers' "No Church in the Wild" will be made available.

In a recent post he made, the French director, who is known for his works on M.I.A.'s "Bad Girls" and "Born Free" videos, tweeted that the brand new clip will be unleashed on Tuesday, May 29. "My new video for jay z and kanye is out tomorow. #nochurchinthewild," so he wrote on late Monday.
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First Official Look at Emma Watson and Her Fashionable Gang in 'The Bling Ring'

May 29, 2012 02:19:14 GMT


Emma Watson oozes her inner fashionista persona in a first official still from Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring". Being unveiled via Entertainment Weekly, the promotional image shows the British actress walking down the street along with four companions.

Taking the center spot in the row, Watson are joined by Taissa Famiga, Israel Broussard, Katie Chang and Claire Julien. The "Harry Potter" beauty donned black pants and top that she paired with a white furry vest, and rocked big-framed sunglasses with a drink in her hand.
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Keira Knightley Kisses Her Fiance and Shows Off Engagement Ring

May 29, 2012 02:04:53 GMT


Newly-engaged Keira Knightley was not shy to show off her affection for her rocker fiance James Righton. The Elizabeth Swann of "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie series was seen smooching the Klaxons member while out and about in London over Memorial Day weekend.

During the Sunday, May 27 outing, the 27-year-old English additionally exposed her engagement ring, which appeared to be a circular diamond on a thin gold band, to the camera. She held hands with him and intertwined her fingers with the 29-year-old musician's.
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'The Walking Dead': David Morrissey Will Make The Governor His Own

May 29, 2012 01:49:42 GMT


David Morrissey has teased about how The Governor will be seen on "The Walking Dead" TV series. Talking about his preparation to star on the AMC hit series, the Bobby Dykins of "Nowhere Boy" hints that he will present his own version of the evil character.

"I've got the graphic novels but have only read Robert Kirkman's [prequel] 'Rise of The Governor', which I thought was brilliant. There was so much in that book that I could [use], like the desire for survival above everything else," he tells TV Guide. "I'm finding out what his fears, anxieties and loves are so I can make him my own."
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Kevin Feige Promises Major New Antagonist for 'Thor 2', Slams Thanos Rumor

May 29, 2012 01:32:24 GMT


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Kevin Feige has revealed clues on what to expect in "Thor 2". The President of Production of Marvel Studios promised that the God of Thunder will face off a major new villain in the sequel, but claimed that the bad guy would not be Thanos.

Speaking to Empire magazine, Feige debunked rumors that Thanos could appear in the sequel to "Thor" to seek revenge after Loki failed him in "The Avengers". He stated, "No, future, future. But there will be a major new villain. A major, major new antagonist..."
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Video: Kris Allen Goes Acoustic on 2012 National Memorial Day Parade


May 29, 2012 01:26:35 GMT


Another "American Idol" alum has made an appearance in Washington, D.C. for an annual event honoring the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Season 8 winner Kris Allen took part in National Memorial Day Parade a day after Jessica Sanchez and Chris Daughtry performed at PBS National Memorial Day concert.

On Monday, May 28, the 26-year-old singer hopped on a float to provide some entertainment for thousand of people who've been lining along Constitution Avenue. Strumming his guitar, he delivered an acoustic version of "The Vision of Love", the lead single of his second studio album "Thank You Camellia".
News > Celebrity Gossip

Cynthia Nixon Weds Longtime Girlfriend on Memorial Day Weekend


May 29, 2012 01:07:14 GMT


It's official, Cynthia Nixon and her partner of nearly eight years Christine Marinoni are married. The couple, who met at an education rally in 2002, tied the knot three years after getting engaged at the Love, Peace and Marriage Equality rally in New York City.

"On May 27, 2012, Cynthia Nixon and her girlfriend, Christine Marinoni, were legally married in the state of New York," the actress' representative confirmed the wedding to PEOPLE. "Nixon wore a custom dress by Carolina Herrera."
 
 
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