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June 23, 2012

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Justin Bieber Teams Up With Lil Wayne on 'Backpack', Calls It 'Dope'


June 23, 2012 06:13:06 GMT


Justin Bieber just released his new album "Believe", but he has another new song in shelf. In a new interview with Fuse, the Canadian teen heartthrob revealed he has collaborated with Lil Wayne on a track called "Backpack".

"I did a song with Lil Wayne and it's called 'Backpack', and you guys need to listen to it," so the 18-year-old singing sensation shared, before gushing, "It's dope." Though it's not listed on his June 19 release, the "Never Say Never" singer said the song is likely to be featured in the repackage version of his latest studio installment.
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New 'Magic Mike' Clip: Alex Pettyfer Clumsily Stripping for the First Time

June 23, 2012 05:50:30 GMT


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A new clip for "Magic Mike" has been debuted, featuring Alex Pettyfer as he has an awkward moment on stage. As Matthew McConaughey is running out of idea when audience keep asking for more stripping show, Channing Tatum takes an initiative by forcing Pettyfer to perform. As a first-time stripper, the young man doesn't know what to do on the stage, so he just clumsily takes off his shoes and jacket instead of making some sexy dance moves.

In "Magic Mike", Pettyfer plays the Kid, a young dancer who is also the protege of Tatum's Mike Matingano. Mike teaches the Kid some fine arts of partying, picking up ladies and making easy money. McConaughey, on the other hand, stars as Dallas, the owner of club Xquisite where Mike and the Kid work as male strippers.
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Blake Lively Tapped as Face of Gucci's Fragrance

June 23, 2012 05:38:20 GMT


Blake Lively has been named a spokesmodel to front the campaign of Gucci's upcoming female perfume, Premiere. She will appear in a short movie directed by "Drive" helmer Nicolas Winding Refn, and pose for print commercials shot by famed photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

"In conceiving this fragrance I was inspired by timeless Hollywood glamor and the iconic leading ladies of Hollywood's golden era," said Gucci creative director Frida Giannini. "Blake's unique style and charisma brings that allure to life in a very contemporary way."
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Kelsey Grammer Is Out of Control in New 'Boss' Season 2 Promo

June 23, 2012 05:35:01 GMT


A new trailer for "Boss" season 2 has made its way out online to tide fans over the show's return. While Kelsey Grammer's Tom Kane still tries to keep a secret of his battling a degenerative brain disorder, his health issue will create a bigger problem for him as he is seen shaking and collapsing on two different occasions. He is also featured yelling at his men and angrily pushing a chair in other scenes.

A family issue will also come on the mayor of Chicago's way since his daughter Emma (Hannah Ware) shows her resentment to him following her arrest. She even calls her estranged father a "monster." The promo video also hints that Jonathan Groff's Ian Todd may make a deal with Emma to throw someone into a jail.
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Jennifer Hudson and Ellen DeGeneres Among 2013 Hollywood Walk of Fame Honorees

June 23, 2012 05:16:41 GMT


A series of artists who will receive Hollywood Walk of Fame honor next year have been revealed. Jennifer Hudson and Ellen DeGeneres were among the recipients along with the likes of Usher, James Franco, Jane Lynch, Helen Mirren and Javier Bardem.

Aside from J-Hud and Usher, the other honorees from recording category include boybands Backstreet Boys & New Kids On The Block, rock band Jane's Addiction and Latin star Thalia. The posthumous inductees are Janice Joplin and Luther Vandross.
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Another Possible Plot Detail of 'Man of Steel' Revealed

June 23, 2012 05:12:41 GMT


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Zack Snyder is still keeping "Man of Steel" plot details under very tight wraps, but multiple insiders keep revealing tidbits of the upcoming Superman movie. While possible descriptions of the film's major action scenes were shared last month, another plot detail has made its way out onto the web recently.

Multiple sources revealed to Comic Book Movie that [SPOILER ALERT!] "a good portion" of "Man of Steel" will "take place on a war torn Krypton." It is, however, still unclear how much time will be spent on the planet or on the war itself. Should the sources' information be true, fans could expect to see a lot of scenes involving Russell Crowe's Jor-El in the upcoming film.
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Video Premiere: Big Time Rush's 'Windows Down'


June 23, 2012 04:53:54 GMT


Big Time Rush have a fun summer day in a music video for their single "Windows Down". The boys from Nickelodeon's TV show of the same name show off their ripped abs, frolicking in ocean and cruising around the town in Hawaii.

"Windows down is a song that completely embodies fun and we wanted to shoot a video that captured the four of us doing just that," Logan Henderson told Us Weekly. "We shot the video in Maui and did everything from cliff diving to paddle boarding to a house party with the locals. Our fans will get a chance to see a more mature and playful side of BTR."
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Ann Curry's Fans Launch Petition to Keep Her on 'Today'


June 23, 2012 04:30:03 GMT


Ann Curry's fans don't stay quiet when it's rumored that their favorite journalist may be dropped from "Today". More than 8,000 people have signed a petition posted on Change.org, in an attempt to save her co-hosting gig on the NBC morning program.

Starting the petition was Sgt. Stephen Crowley, an Iraq veteran with PTSD and a 60% service connected disability. The 49-year-old says "Curry's compassionate style of journalism" gives him "a sense of calm and certainty in life."
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Katy Perry's Childhood Life Highlighted in New 'Part of Me' Clip


June 23, 2012 04:11:25 GMT


Katy Perry displays her upbringing in a new clip for "Katy Perry: Part of Me". Filled with scenes that see Katy as a cute little girl, the snippet focuses on how the pop sensation grew up in a devoted Christian family. "Being a kid in my household consisted of going to a lot of church activities," so she says.

"Katy Perry: Part of Me" is designed as a concert-documentary movie hybrid. It aims to show Katy's life on and off the stage as well as gives a fan's perspective on the popstar. "This film, you're going to see it from my best friend/buddy perspective, you're going to see exactly what I mean and feel and think about everything," Katy once said of her film.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Beyonce Knowles' Daughter Blue Ivy Becomes Honorary Citizen of Hvar

June 23, 2012 04:10:30 GMT


Beyonce Knowles' and Jay-Z's daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, has been named honorary citizen of Croatia's island of Hvar. The officials in the region granted the status to the baby after learning that Queen Bey and her husband named their newborn after a tree wrapped in blue ivy color somewhere on the island.

Ivy was born in January 2012, but Beyonce decided her name months prior. While on vacation in Croatia with her husband, the singer came across the "beautiful blue" tree. She said in a video message, "I think it's Blue Ivy, which would be quite appropriate!" Since then, interest on the tourism spot has dramatically increased.
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'American Horror Story' Writer Calls Jessica Lange's Character 'a Bride of Christ'

June 23, 2012 03:41:13 GMT


More details on Jessica Lange's role in "American Horror Story" season 2 have been shared by one of the men behind the show. Speaking to MTV, writer Tim Minear spilled, "She's playing a nun. She's playing an administrator of a facility," before gushing, "She's a bride of Christ."

Insisting that Lange's character in the upcoming season is different from the one she portrayed in the first season, Minear explained, "She's not playing this kind of ersatz Tennessee Williams character this time." He further detailed, "She's playing something that's a little more East Coast, a little more patrician."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Have Yet to Buy New Mansion

June 23, 2012 03:32:06 GMT


Contrary to swirling rumors, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin haven't closed a deal to buy a new home in Brentwood, California. According to E! News, the L.A. six-bedroom mansion which is widely believed to have been bought by the celebrity couple is still on the market.

TMZ reported the house built in 2001 by famed architect Windsor Smith was initially listed at $11,960,000, but the price was later reduced to $10,450,000. The Pepper Potts of "Iron Man" movie series and the Coldplay frontman reportedly offered to pay close to the asking price.
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Mia Wasikowska Considered to Play Johanna Mason in 'Catching Fire'

June 23, 2012 03:17:19 GMT


"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" might be close to find its Johanna Mason. It was The Playlist which broke the news that Mia Wasikowska is poised to take the role of the female District 7 tribute in the sequel to "The Hunger Games".

In addition to Wasikowska, it was reported that model/actress Zoe Aggeliki is in the mix for Johanna Mason. Both actresses are said to have been in discussion for the important role. Should one of them seal the deal with Lionsgate Films, she will not only appear in "Catching Fire" but also in its follow-up, "Mockingjay".
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The Black Keys File Copyright Infringement Suit Against Pizza Hut and Home Depot

June 23, 2012 02:43:55 GMT


The Black Keys are not pleased when Pizza Hut and Home Depot used their songs without permission. The duo have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against both the pizza eatery and the DIY store, claiming that the two companies didn't own the rights to use elements of the band's hit songs in their recent ads.

The band, which consist of Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums), stated that Pizza Hut used "significant portions" of their hit "Gold on the Ceiling" in an ad for Cheesy Bites Pizza. Home Depot, meanwhile, used the track "Lonely Boy" in an ad for power tools.
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Elvis Presley's Tomb at Forest Hill Cemetery Removed From Auction Block


June 23, 2012 02:43:50 GMT


The crypt, where Elvis Presley was temporarily buried before being laid in his final resting place at Graceland, has been pulled from auction block. It was supposed to be sold during Julien's Auctions "Music Icons" memorabilia sale, but fans worldwide requested that it's yanked off the block.

The fans demanded the now-empty tomb to be kept as a shrine to remember the late King of Rock 'n' Roll. Auctioneer Darren Julien agreed not to sell it "until Forest Hills finds a plan that best suits the interests of the fans while respecting and preserving the memory of Elvis Presley."
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Jennifer Hudson Is a Broadway Star on 'Smash'

June 23, 2012 02:42:04 GMT


"Smash" has added another "American Idol" alumna to its cast ensemble. The Katharine McPhee-starring series has tapped Jennifer Hudson in a recurring role of Veronica Moore, a Tony Award-winning Broadway star who impacts the lives of Karen (McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty).

"We're thrilled to have Jennifer Hudson coming to 'Smash'," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said on Friday, June 22. "This series is a showcase for some of the best musical talent in the business, and that's a fitting description for Jennifer Hudson. Her character will represent someone who reached their Broadway dream but also paid a price for it."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Video: Justin Bieber Fails to Understand What Sistine Chapel Is


June 23, 2012 02:11:12 GMT


Justin Bieber had no idea what Sistine Chapel was, and it's revealed when he had a playful banter with David Letterman on the CBS late-night show recently. The Canadian teen idol called the Pope's residence in the Vatican City a "sixteenth chapel" instead.

It all began when the "Late Show with David Letterman" host pointed out Bieber's new tattoo, "Believe". Acting like a concerned grandpa, the 65-year-old funnyman said, "Tell me that's the last one," to which the 18-year-old popstar replied, "Might be."
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Scotty McCreery Shows Off His Hometown in 'Water Tower Town' Music Video


June 23, 2012 02:09:07 GMT


Scotty McCreery is back in Garner, North Carolina in a music video for "Water Tower Town". After filming the visuals for "The Trouble with Girls" in his alma mater Garner Magnet High School, the country music crooner takes fans to have a look at the neighborhood and lovely people in his hometown in the newly-released clip.

The winner of "American Idol" season 10 is seen hanging out with his friends and watching a football game from the audience seat. Those scenes are mixed with footage of him on tour, greeting his fans as well as taking pictures with them.
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'Bourne Legacy' Pushed Back One Week in Fear of 'The Dark Knight Rises'

June 23, 2012 01:27:02 GMT


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Universal Pictures has pushed back the release date of "The Bourne Legacy". The Jeremy Renner-starring actioner is now scheduled to be unleashed in the U.S. on August 10 after previously being set to arrive on August 3, the same day when Sony Pictures' "Total Recall" opens.

In addition to avoiding clash with "Total Recall", it was reported that Universal delays "Bourne Legacy" release schedule because of "The Dark Knight Rises" fear. The Batman film is slated for a July 20 release, two weeks before "Bourne" opens nationwide. With the new release date, there will now be three-week gap between "Bourne" and the superhero film which is believed to be another box office Goliath in 2012 aside from "The Avengers".
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Lifetime Picks Up Marc Cherry's 'Devious Maids' for 2013 Launch

June 23, 2012 01:17:26 GMT


"Devious Maids" has found a home in Lifetime. After ABC passed on the pilot from "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry, the cable channel has picked up 13 episodes of the soap drama for a 2013 launch.

"We are thrilled to be getting into business with one of entertainment's true visionaries," said Lifetime president Nancy Dubuc and EVP Rob Sharenow in a joint statement. "This show and Marc Cherry's unique story telling voice perfectly articulate Lifetime's strategy of attracting top-tier creatives with their most original and exciting projects."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Aaron Johnson Marries His Much Older Fiancee Sam Taylor-Wood

June 23, 2012 01:16:02 GMT


Aaron Johnson, 22, and Sam Taylor-Wood, 45, bridged their age gap with marriage. The "Kick-Ass" actor tied the knot with his director fiancee on Thursday, June 21 in a ceremony taking place in Somerset, southwest England, the Associated Press reported.

The groom wore a suit by Tom Ford, while the bride walked down the aisle in a dress by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. The marriage is a first for Johnson and a second for Taylor-Wood. She was previously married to art dealer Jay Jopling who was once romantically linked to Lily Allen.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Johnny Depp Bought Close Pal Amber Heard a Horse


June 22, 2012 19:05:38 GMT


Johnny Depp and Amber Heard struck a friendship that last beyond "The Rum Diary". The actor, who has just announced his split from singer actress Vanessa Paradis, has bought his former co-star a horse to ride on.

The actors' closeness was reported as Heard was seen as "regular visitor" to the New Mexico set of his new movie "The Lone Ranger". Globe magazine reported that Depp bought Heard, who is a Texas native, a horse so that they could ride together.
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One Direction Countersue Unfamous One Direction

June 22, 2012 18:40:47 GMT


One Direction are being sued by another band called One Direction. The British band which were formed in the seventh series of "The X Factor" were accused of stealing the name from an unknown band also comprising of five boys.

According to TMZ, the famous One Direction are countersuing the unfamous One Direction because they took the name first. The famous band claimed they have achieved "global fame and success" and said the unfamous one were just looking forward to cash in on their fame.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Pregnant Snooki Fell While Walking in Heels

June 22, 2012 18:18:14 GMT


Pregnant Snooki insisted on wearing high-platform sandals and she fell. While filming for the sixth season of "Jersey Shore", the reality star lost her footing while walking in Seaside Heights, N.J. but was not seriously injured.

Snooki told Us Weekly in March that she will not give up heels just because she's pregnant. "I'm going to wear heels throughout. I'm 24, not 50!" she said. However, she would not hesitate on coming back to tanning salon. "I can use self-tanner, I think, but I don't feel the need to. This is my pregnant look," she said.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Caleb Followill and Lily Aldridge Welcome a Baby Girl

June 22, 2012 18:01:43 GMT


Caleb Followill is a first time dad. The Kings of Leon frontman welcomed a baby girl with model wife Lily Aldridge on Thursday, June 21 at 1 A.M. in Nashville.

"Mom, Dad and baby are happy, healthy and enjoying their new addition," a representative for the couple confirmed to several media. They name the baby Dixie Pearl Followill. At time of birth, she weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured up at 22 inches.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Report: James Marsden's Ex-Girlfriend Pregnant With His Child

June 22, 2012 17:46:06 GMT


James Marsden and a woman he briefly dated are expecting their first child, reports said. The "X-Men" star reportedly has impregnated 24-year-old Brazilian model Rose Costa whom he dated shortly after his split from wife Lisa Linde.

"A girl he dated after he separated from his wife has told him she is four months pregnant," a source close to Costa told E! News. "She is very excited to be a mom." Costa allegedly met the actor after moving to New York last year to pursue modeling career but they are no longer together.
 
 
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