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May 31, 2012

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Mary-Kate Olsen Dating Former French President's Half-Brother

May 31, 2012 16:47:55 GMT


Mary-Kate Olsen has moved on from an artist to a managing director. The fashion star, who broke up with Nate Lowman in 2010 after two years of dating, reportedly is hooked to Olivier Sarkozy whose last name links him to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.

Mary-Kate and Olivier have been seen together several times including at a Knicks game on April 25 and on Memorial Day weekend in Hamptons. New York Post reported that they have been seeing each other for about a month.
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Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd Get Hot and Heavy at Las Vegas Nightclub


May 31, 2012 08:40:50 GMT


Maksim Chmerkovskiy and fellow "Dancing with the Stars" pro dancer Peta Murgatroyd need to play coy no more on the nature of their relationship. They were caught on camera kissing during a night outing in Las Vegas over the weekend.

The "DWTS" dancers were spotted locking lips on the dance floor at XS nightclub in Las Vegas, so TMZ reported. Peta wore a red dress, while Maxim donned a black t-shirt and denims. He wrapped his arm around the blonde beauty and leaned close to her.
News > Music News

Justin Bieber Treats Norway Fans With Two New Songs off 'Believe'

May 31, 2012 08:25:35 GMT


Justin Bieber has made his surprise concert in Oslo, Norway even more special for his enthusiastic fans. Performing for free outside the Opera House on Wednesday, May 30, the 18-year-old pop sensation gave the gathering Beliebers a first listen to two new songs from his upcoming album, "Believe".

Showcasing six songs in total, Bieber debuted "All Around the World" and "As Long as You Love Me". He also sent fans into a frenzy with his hit single, "Baby". Prior to the show, the boyfriend of Selena Gomez shared bits of details through a tweet, "The show is part of my #AroundTheWorld TV special and I will be doing 6 songs, 4 new, 2 old before i leave."
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New 'True Blood' Season 5 Clip: Eric Does the Cleansing in Bill's Mansion

May 31, 2012 07:47:22 GMT


Eric and Bill might never get along well in the past, but they have to team up in "True Blood" season 5. Giving a look at how far the two are willing to lend their hands to each other, a new clip from the first episode of the upcoming season shows Eric who is cleaning Bill's office after they did the murders in the season 4 finale. In the meantime, Bill is telling lies on the phone.

Two more snippets from the season opener have been released as well, with one of them featuring Alcide who warns Sookie that Russell is on the loose and will come after her. He offers to protect her, but she turns it down. The other clip, meanwhile, sees Patrick having a dinner with his army buddy Terry and Arlene.
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Anne Hathaway All Smiles While Out and About Wearing a Sling on Her Arm

May 31, 2012 07:27:06 GMT


Anne Hathaway put on a big smile during a recent outing although her arm was bandaged and supported by a sling. The "Les Miserables" star was caught on camera taking a stroll on the streets of New York on Wednesday, May 30 along with a male friend.

The actress, who chopped off her hair to portray Fantine in the Tom Hooper big-screen adaptation of the famous musical, wore a sleeveless hounds-tooth patterned long dress. She finished off her casual look with a burgundy choker, a pair of wedges and aviator glasses.
News > Music News

Florence and the Machine Get Theatrical in 'Spectrum' Video

May 31, 2012 07:24:05 GMT


Florence and the Machine are offering a feast-for-the-eyes music video to their fans. In support of their latest single "Spectrum", the Florence Welch-fronted band teamed up with surrealist photographer David LaChapelle and John Byrne and came forth with their most dramatic and eye-catching visual.

The five-minute-plus clip opens with a scene wherein lead singer Welch croons the tune while sitting on a throne next to a massive chandelier. When she hits the "Say my name!" hook, the scene cuts to her standing tall amidst leaping and twirling male and female ballerinas. Other scenes feature her being accompanied by topless pharaohs and a red-haired ballet dancer taking center stage.
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Dish Gets Restraining Order Against TV Networks in Ad-Skipping Case

May 31, 2012 06:52:45 GMT


Dish Network has scored a win first in ad-skipping case against TV networks. On Wednesday, May 30, a federal court judge in New York issued a temporary restraining order which halts FOX and other TV broadcasters' lawsuits filed in California against the satellite television provider.

The temporary restraining order could be lifted at a hearing that is scheduled to take place on July 2. By the time, U.S. District Court Judge Laura Swain will have determined whether all of the court cases should be consolidated.
News > Movie News

Sylvester Stallone to Fight Robert De Niro in 'Grudge Match'

May 31, 2012 06:41:14 GMT


Six years after reprising his boxer role in "Rocky Balboa", Sylvester Stallone might be back to the fighting ring in his new movie. This time around, the 65-year-old actor is expected to face off Robert De Niro in a big-screen project titled "Grudge Match".

According to The Wrap, the two are in negotiations to portray two retired boxers who return to the ring for a final showdown. "Anger Management" helmer Peter Segal will serve as a director, while Mark Steven Johnson, Bill Gerber and Carrie Gillogly share duty as producers.
News > Music News

Video Premiere: Chris Brown's 'Till I Die', Wiz Khalifa's 'The Grinder'

May 31, 2012 06:34:41 GMT


Chris Brown and his collaborator, Wiz Khalifa, have got a special treat for their fans. On Wednesday, May 30, each of them released a brand new music video for their latest song. Breezy unleashed a clip supporting his Khalifa and Big Sean-assisted single, "Till I Die", while Khalifa himself came out with a visual for "The Grinder".

Dropped online less than a week after the release of "Sweet Love" video, Breezy's latest offering is filled with cameos by the likes of Snoop Dogg, Redman and Method Man. It opens with the "Kiss Kiss" hitmaker busting out of the office. Joined by Khalifa and Sean, he jumps into a car driven by Dogg and heads to a smoky mansion.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Jessica Simpson Officially Joins Weight Watchers for a Reported $3 Million

May 31, 2012 06:29:52 GMT


Jessica Simpson, who just gave birth to her first child, is set to lose her post-baby weight and gain back her slim figure with the help of Weight Watchers. She was reported by Us Weekly to have negotiated a $4 million paycheck to become a spokesmodel for the weight loss company. According to ABC News, she scored $3 million in the final deal.

The fiancee of former NFL player Eric Johnson (II) broke the news on her Facebook. "It's official, I'm joining Weight Watchers! The cool thing about the program is that it focuses on healthy habits for the long-term (and I can still indulge in my guilty pleasures every now and then too)," the new mom gushed.
News > Movie News

'The Amazing Spider-Man' Unleashes Two More Oscorp Industries Viral Videos

May 31, 2012 05:32:59 GMT


Columbia Pictures continues with its viral campaign for "The Amazing Spider-Man". A little over a month before the superhero movie hits the theaters, a pair of new Oscorp Industries videos are released online. Featuring Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors, they give an idea that the scientist is in his early transformation phase to be the Lizard.

The viral video aside, Connors' part in the reboot movie was discussed by producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach in a recent interview with Omelete. Arad offered a brief insight into the relationship between the villain and the hero, stating that the film takes a look at what Connors means to Peter Parker. Tolmach added that Connors' story serves as a cautionary tale for the web-slinging hero.
News > TV News

New 'White Collar' Promo Shares First Footage From Season 4


May 31, 2012 05:08:27 GMT


USA Network has shared a few glimpses from the upcoming fourth season of "White Collar" by debuting a new promo. The video begins by reminding viewers that Neal Caffrey was last seen cutting his ankle monitor and leaving New York in season 3 finale.

It then shows that Peter Burke is put on leave after Neal's escape. "If anything ever happened to him, I don't think I could live with it," the FBI agent says, before declaring that he's ready to cross the line. Neal, meanwhile, tells his ex-partner on the phone, "You're an FBI agent. I'm a con man. There are only a few ways this could have ended."
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Bruce Springsteen: Banker Man Grows Fat, Working Man Grows Thin

May 31, 2012 04:46:47 GMT


Bruce Springsteen slammed the bankers during a recent concert in Berlin on Wednesday, May 30. The Boss sympathized with those who were struggling to cope with the crises and dissed the rich who got much richer during such tough economic times.

"In America, a lot of people have lost their jobs," the singer told the sold-out crowd at Olympic Stadium. "But also in Europe and in Berlin, times are tough," he added, speaking in fluent German. "This song is for all those who are struggling."
News > Movie News

Aaron Sorkin to Depict Steve Jobs as a Hero in Biopic, Focus on a 'Point of Friction'

May 31, 2012 04:36:50 GMT


Aaron Sorkin has been working on Sony Pictures' untitled Steve Jobs biopic, and he has given a hint at how the pioneer of the personal computer revolution will be portrayed in the movie. Speaking to Walt Mossberg at the All Things D conference on Wednesday, May 30, the Oscar winner said he will depict Jobs as a hero.

Calling Jobs "an extremely complicated guy," the screenwriter stated on stage, "I know this for sure: I can't judge the character. He has to, for me, be a hero. I have to find the parts of him that are like me. I have to be able to defend this character." He elaborated, "With someone like Steve Jobs, you want to write the character as if they are writing their letter to God on why they should be allowed into heaven."
News > Celebrity Gossip

UCLA Insists P. Diddy's Son Deserves College Scholarship


May 31, 2012 04:00:23 GMT


UCLA defended its decision to give a full scholarship to P. Diddy's son Justin Combs. Some argued that the teen should not receive the fund since he has had enough money from his rap mogul father to pay the tuition, but the university through its spokesperson Ricardo Vazquez insisted Justin deserved the scholarship due to his talent in sports.

"There is a big separation between financial aid based on need and how that's funded and how athletic scholarships are funded and awarded to students," the rep explained. "Unlike need-based scholarships, athletic scholarships are awarded to students strictly on the basis of their athletic and academic ability - not their financial need."
News > Music News

Phillip Phillips Makes His Mark on Billboard Charts With 'Home'

May 31, 2012 03:58:45 GMT


"American Idol" might see its ratings dropping to an all-time low, but its recently-crowned winner Phillip Phillips is storming the Billboard charts. With his coronation single, "Home", the 21-year-old secures the No. 10 position on the Hot 100 chart, and makes his debut at second place on the Digital Songs chart.

The Georgia native, whose "Journey to the Finale" compilation ranked No. 11 on Hot 200, becomes the first "Idol" champion in the past four years to have his victory single breaking through the Top 10 on Hot 100. The last winner from the singing competition reaching the Top 10 was David Cook of Season 7, whose single, "The Time of My Life", peaked at No. 3 in 2008.
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'America's Next Top Model: British Invasion' Winner Is Sophie Sumner


May 31, 2012 03:27:59 GMT


"America's Next Top Model" has wrapped up its 18th cycle with Sophie Sumner being hailed the champion. The 21-year-old English beauty snatched the title after battling it out with rival finalist Laura LaFrate in the season finale that aired Wednesday, May 30.

Early in the episode, the two girls did a shoot for Covergirl's TV commercials and print ad, during which Laura had a panic attack. She was rushed to a hospital, but managed to return in time for a photo shoot for Vogue Italia.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Lisa Marie Presley Yanks Michael Jackson's 'Sleepless' Letter Off Auction


May 31, 2012 03:13:45 GMT


Lisa Marie Presley didn't allow the letter once sent to her by her former husband Michael Jackson to be sold to public. The personal note was supposed to be auctioned off by Julien's Auctions during its "Music Icons" memorabilia sale, but the daughter of Elvis Presley pulled it from the auction.

"I'm assuming that it's because the note is of a personal nature," Darren Julien said in a statement. "And we want to honor the request and continue our good relationship with Ms. Presley."
News > Movie News

Charlie Sheen to Make Surprise Appearance at 2012 MTV Movie Awards

May 31, 2012 02:56:06 GMT


As MTV comes closer to a whole new round of its Movie Awards, another big name in Hollywood pops out as a potential presenter. According to E! News, the annual awards show that will be aired live this Sunday, June 3 will see former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen making a surprise appearance.

It is said that the 46-year-old actor will do an introduction for a tribute to party flicks as well as for musical guest Wiz Khalifa. One inside source said, "Even though Charlie has cleaned up his act, he still has a sense of humor about his out-of-control days," and another one gushed, "It's all going to be a really big party moment."
News > TV News

Tyler Perry Denies Reports Bobbi Kristina Walking Off His Sitcom's Set


May 31, 2012 02:46:18 GMT


Tyler Perry has come to Bobbi Kristina Brown's defense after the daughter of his late pal Whitney Houston was rumored to have stormed off the set of his sitcom "For Better or Worse". The 42-year-old filmmaker took to his website to set the record straight, saying there's no truth to the reports.

"I woke up this morning to my publicist calling me saying that there were reports that Bobbi Kristina walked off the set of For Better Or Worse. NOT TRUE AT ALL PEOPLE!!!" so he wrote. "There is no way that she could have walked off the set because we have finished taping the season."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Matthew Fox Baffled by Dominic Monaghan's 'Women Beater' Accusation

May 31, 2012 02:32:17 GMT


Matthew Fox didn't understand as to why his former co-star on "Lost", Dominic Monaghan, accused him of beating women. Sources close to the actor, who played Jack Shephard on the TV series, told TMZ that the two stars never had a beef before.

The sources additionally claimed Matthew and Dominic haven't been in touch for years. They also denied Dominic's claim that Matthew often roughed up females.
News > Music News

Ween Co-Founder Mickey Melchiondo Stunned by Frontman's Split Announcement

May 31, 2012 02:16:51 GMT


Aaron Freeman's recent statement about Ween's break-up has apparently taken Mickey Melchiondo, a.k.a. Dean Ween, completely by surprise. While the rock band's frontman said in an interview he's been mulling the decision for eight years, his fellow co-founder wrote on his private Facebook page, "This is news to me, all I can say for now I guess."

Freeman, who is also known as Gene Ween, opened up about his decision to quit the band in an interview with Rolling Stone from his home in New Jersey. "It's time to move on," the 42-year-old declared. "I'm retiring Gene Ween." Asked if that means the band ends for good, he replied, "Pretty much, yeah. It's been a long time, 25 years. It was a good run."
News > Movie News

'Iron Man 3' New Set Photo Confirms the Inclusion of Iron Patriot

May 31, 2012 01:48:14 GMT


"Iron Man 3" will indeed feature a new version of Iron Man suit. Coming Soon has obtained new photos from the Wilmington set of the upcoming Marvel film, showing James Badge Dale donning the Iron Patriot costume. In one of the images, the actor wore the suit complete with the helmet.

The red, white and blue armor first appeared in 2009's "Dark Avengers" #1 following the events of Secret Invasion. In the comics, Norman Osborn took the technology from Stark Industries and designed the suit to represent the then-recently-deceased Captain America.
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John Mayer Knocks Adam Lambert Off Billboard Hot 200, Slash Debuts at No. 4


May 31, 2012 01:31:01 GMT


Granuloma might have prevented John Mayer from promoting "Born and Raised" properly, but it obviously doesn't affect the sales of his fifth studio album in a bad way. In fact, the effort debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, knocking off Adam Lambert's "Trespassing" from the top slot by selling 219,000 copies in its first week.

It marks Mayer's third No. 1 album, following 2009's "Battle Studies", which bowed with 289,000, and 2003's "Heavier Things", which topped the chart with 317,000. Speaking of the album's projection last Friday, May 25, the "Shadow Days" singer wrote on his official Tumblr that it "is just incredible on all your parts because there has been very little I've been able to do to promote it."
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Kathie Lee Gifford Apologizes to Martin Short for Awkward Questions About Deceased Wife


May 31, 2012 01:28:45 GMT


Kathie Lee Gifford made a big blunder when interviewing Martin Short on "Today" Show Wednesday, May 30. The host mistakenly asked him about his wife Nancy Dolman who died two years ago, but has since realized her mistake and apologized for it.

"I send my sincerest apologies to @MartinShort and his family," Kathie tweeted. She additionally thanked the actor for keeping it cool when answering her cringe-worthy questions. "He handled situation w/enormous grace and kindness and I'm so grateful," so she stated.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Sharon Stone Gets Steamy With Boy Toy in Venice Beach

May 30, 2012 18:46:15 GMT


Sharon Stone and her new younger boyfriend got physical during a beach date. The 54-year-old actress and 27-year-old Argentine model Martin Mica could not get their hands off each other as they spent Tuesday, May 29 morning in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

Stone at first laid chest-down on a beach blanket with him giving her a back massage. She then turned around so that they could kiss. Mica also showed off his skill in doing a handstand, prompting his girlfriend to try the same. The couple continued to be playful throughout the day when he picked her up and spun her around. Ending the day, the couple packed up and stopped by a nearby eatery for lunch.
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'The Glee Project' Hires Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera as Guest Mentors

May 30, 2012 18:13:45 GMT


Lea Michele won't be the only cast of "Glee" who will visit the contestants of "The Glee Project" season 2. Co-stars Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera have been added as guest mentors for the 14 finalists in addition to season 1 co-winner Samuel Larsen.

While Michele appears in the season premiere, Monteith will appear in the third episode followed by Rivera in the next episode, THR reported. Michele will help the contestants focusing on "Individuality", Monteith on "Vulnerability" and Rivera on "Sexuality". Meanwhile, Larsen will become a mentor in the second episode, "Dance-ability."
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'Les Miserables' First Official Trailer Features Anne Hathaway's 'I Dreamed a Dream'

May 30, 2012 17:47:13 GMT


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The first official trailer of "Les Miserables" has been released following the bootleg version which was leaked two weeks ago. Fans get the chance to hear Anne Hathaway's tearful rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" and a glimpse of her character Fantine getting her locks chopped up real short.

The big screen version of the famous musical is directed by "The King's Speech" helmer Tom Hooper, starring also Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried as Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert and Cosette respectively.
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Justin Bieber's Fans Almost Put Norway in State of Emergency

May 30, 2012 17:05:45 GMT


Justin Bieber's European fans have all gathered in Oslo, Norway to get a glimpse of their favorite star. Problem is, they reach tens of thousands in number, prompting the local police to get ready to declare a state of emergency if anything happens.

Norway police pleaded for Bieber's intervention when they lost control of the crowd. According to TMZ, the singer was scheduled to perform four new songs on Wednesday, May 30 night outside Oslo's famed opera house, but the police demanded Bieber to take the stage early before unwanted things happen.
 
 
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