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July 05, 2012

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Britney Spears' Song 'Say What' Ft. 'X Factor (US)' Reject Emerges

July 05, 2012 09:47:36 GMT


Fans have to wait before Britney Spears drops a new album, but a never-before-heard song of the artist has surfaced online. Sharing the audio via SoundCloud was none other than Don Philip, who is featured in the track titled "Say What".

Philip, who was Spears' former collaborator, recently took part in "The X Factor (US)" auditions in Oakland, California. Before singing a cover of Beyonce Knowles' "Halo", he had a tearful reunion with the former Mouseketeer as saying, "I didn't think I would ever see you again."
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Jennifer Hudson's Boston Fireworks Concert Halted Due to Bad Weather

July 05, 2012 09:22:58 GMT


"American Idol" alum Jennifer Hudson was the headliner of the Boston Fireworks Spectacular for the city's 39th annual Independence Day celebration. She sang some songs including "And I Am Telling You" and "Feeling Good" during the gig at the city's iconic Charles River Esplanade.

The concert was halted due to threat of storm, forcing the Boston Pops Orchestra to cut short their performance. The orchestra left the stage just before Hudson could perform for a second time. The 30-year-old Grammy winner had already finished her first number, "Love You I Do", when the evacuation happened.
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Sneak Peek: Nicki Minaj Films Carnival-Themed Music Video for 'Pound the Alarm'

July 05, 2012 08:58:54 GMT


While Americans were celebrating the Independence Day, Nicki Minaj was busy filming her new music video. The Young Money femcee was caught on camera throwing a carnival in her home country of Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday, July 4 as she's shooting the visuals for her song "Pound the Alarm".

For the filming, the Harajuku Barbie rocked a red carnival costume while flaunting her legs in fishnet stockings. She was reportedly joined by some of Soca music's biggest stars, including Machel Montano, Fay-Ann Lyons and Bunji Garlin, when parading on the streets.
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Katy Perry Takes Fans to Dance With Her in New 'Part of Me' Movie Clip

July 05, 2012 08:53:31 GMT


As it gets even closer to the U.S. release of "Katy Perry: Part of Me", another clip of the 3D film has been dropped by Paramount Pictures. Titled "Dance With Somebody", the freshly released snippet focuses on Katy Perry's sister who always chose devoted fans who dressed in eye-catching outfits at Katy's concerts.

The lucky fans then received a special treat as they were allowed to join the pop sensation on stage. Many of the devotees got hysterical as the "Firework" hitmaker herself reached out to them and kindly gave them big hugs.
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Adele and Gotye Top SoundScan's Mid-Year Sales Charts

July 05, 2012 08:46:39 GMT


The end of June means that half of the year is over. At this point, the biggest-selling album is Adele's "21", while the biggest-selling song is Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" featuring Kimbra. The CD has sold 3.69 million, while the single has scanned 5.50 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Adele's album also achieved the same feat of being the top-selling record halfway through 2011. It eventually became the biggest-selling album of last year. Should "21" become this year's biggest selling album, it will be the first time a record tops SoundScan's year-end charts for two years in a row.
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Frank Ocean's Mom Is Proud of Him for His Brave Coming Out


July 05, 2012 08:32:15 GMT


Frank Ocean gets full support from his mother Katonya after the Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All member officially came out of the closet. "My son is brave and honest and I am very proud of him. I wish more people in the world could be brave enough to be who they really are," the proud mother tweets.

She later shows her gratitude to Frank's supporters, "Thank you to all who have shown love and support. My son is the most incredible human I know. Honest, true and loving. We appreciate you!" She also retweets a supportive message from Solange Knowles who applauds her son, "I salute you, brave soul. Independence Day. @frank_ocean."
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Adam Levine Unveils Full Bearded Face in New 'Song' Set Photos


July 05, 2012 08:27:47 GMT


Adam Levine debuted a new look on the set of his first movie, "Can a Song Save Your Life?". Ditching his usual dandy image, the Maroon 5 frontman has been photographed sporting full beard when filming a scene with Keira Knightley in New York.

On the day, Levine donned a long-sleeved shirt that he paired with a black vest and gray pants. Knightley, on the other hand, wore a red floral mini dress and sandals. The two looked inseparable while filming a scene at a restaurant. After the shooting, Levine took to his Twitter and joked about his bushy fake beard, writing, "Grizzly Man!"
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NBC's 'Stars Earn Stripes' Debuts Explosive Poster

July 05, 2012 07:59:42 GMT


Hyping up the upcoming summer premiere of "Stars Earn Stripes", NBC has released a poster for the new show. The one-sheet, which made its way out via Entertainment Weekly, shows the eight stars in action as they run away from an explosion and with some of them holding big guns.

Signing up for the inaugural season of the military-themed show are Sarah Palin's husband Todd Palin, singer/TV personality Nick Lachey, boxing champion Laila Ali, actor Dean Cain, former NFL player Terry Crews, Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street, "The Biggest Loser" trainer Dolvett Quince and WWE's Diva Eve Torres.
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Lana Del Rey Performs 'National Anthem' in Montreux Jazz Festival for 4th of July

July 05, 2012 07:32:46 GMT


Singer Lana Del Rey was in Switzerland for the Montreux Jazz Festival on 4th of July. The internet meme looked very modest when she appeared on stage at the Miles Davis Hall wearing a white lace mini dress. Her hair was adorned with white flowers which matched her dress quite well.

The singer who is a New York native performed nine tracks, including her latest single "National Anthem", mostly taken from her chart-busting album "Born to Die". She had a very tight set that only lasted 45 minutes, and did not return for an encore after her last song.
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Paris Hilton Turns Down Offer to Appear on 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'


July 05, 2012 07:29:35 GMT


Paris Hilton has turned down an offer to make a short return to reality show world. According to a source, producers of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" wanted the former star of "The Simple Life" to appear in the season 3 finale of the show, but she had to say "no" because she would be traveling overseas.

"Paris was asked to be a part of the finale which will take place in mid-July," a so-called insider told Radar Online. "She is a big fan of the show and totally supports her family appearing on it, but had to decline because she will be out of the country. Paris will be extremely busy promoting her new album, and just has too much going on right now to commit to taking on anymore projects."
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Chad Ochocinco and Evelyn Lozada Get Hitched on Independence Day

July 05, 2012 07:14:49 GMT


This year's 4th of July was extra special for Chad Ochocinco and Evelyn Lozada. The NFL player and the "Basketball Wives" star swapped wedding vows in front of family and friends. Explaining why he chose to get married on the independence day, the athlete joked, "So I'd never forget our damn anniversary."

Chad gave his Twitter followers constant updates in the minutes leading up to the wedding march. "Live tweeting from my wedding... should be a first I'm assuming, music is playing, can't see my guest right now but they're here... #nervous," he tweeted. "I don't recall sending the butterflies in my stomach and invite... and why am I shaking like I'm in Alaska."
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Audio: Nas' New Song Featuring Amy Winehouse Surfaces

July 05, 2012 06:51:12 GMT


A new song from Nas' upcoming album "Life is Good" has surfaced online. Titled "Cherry Wine", the track which premiered on BBC's Radio 1 on Tuesday, July 3 night features the late Amy Winehouse. The single was produced by Salaam Remi, who frequently collaborated with both artists.

Gushing about "Cherry Wine", Nas told NME the song came from "God, and Amy." The 38-year-old MC additionally revealed the joint track was one of the songs he and Winehouse recorded together during their recording sessions in 2008.
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Disney's 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' Unleashes First Poster

July 05, 2012 06:31:12 GMT


Walt Disney Pictures has finally unveiled the first teaser poster for its upcoming movie "Oz: The Great and Powerful". The one-sheet teases a fantasy world where a hot air balloon is pictured braving the storm to reach a sparkling city far across a beautiful terrain.

The fantasy movie is designed as a prequel to the iconic 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz". When Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot-fame and fortune.
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Taylor Swift Enjoys Summer Breeze With the Kennedys on Fourth of July


July 05, 2012 06:10:54 GMT


Taylor Swift had loads of fun with members of the Kennedys on Wednesday, July 4. The 22-year-old country music cutie was spotted having a sunny-day outing with the iconic American family at Hyannis Port in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

The chart-topping singer enjoyed downtime, sailing with the family since Tuesday. She wore a white tied shirt and a green mini skirt with her blonde hair in a ponytail. She traded the outfit with a polkadot halter-neck one-piece on the following day.
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Video: Pink Announces New Album's Title and Release Date

July 05, 2012 05:52:45 GMT


Pink has provided her fans with several updates on her upcoming studio installment. In a video posted on YouTube, the singer reveals the release date and name of her new album.

"I wanna talk to you about something really important," she opens the announcement. "My new album is coming out on, I believe, September 18 and it's called ''The Truth About Love'," the "So What" singer finally drops the news after saying "guess what" in many different ways.
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Video: Katy Perry Performs for 4th of July Celebration

July 05, 2012 05:44:55 GMT


Pop singer Katy Perry famous for her playful lyrics and good look performed for Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. The "Teenage Dream" singer delivered her hit "Firework" as pyrotechnics exploded and colored the night sky above the crowd made up of military personnel at New York's Brooklyn Navy Yard.

She says that her song was literally inspired by fireworks. She wants to evoke the same kind of awe in herself and to excite people the in the same way that fireworks do. "They're glittering and sparkling and that's the kind of person I wanna be," the singer states.
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Lindsay Lohan Channels Cleopatra for Elizabeth Taylor Biopic

July 05, 2012 05:10:51 GMT


Playing Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's "Liz & Dick", Lindsay Lohan recently had a chance to channel another famous female figure. The actress/singer was spotted dressing as Cleopatra, the iconic role that the late actress portrayed in a 1963 film where she co-starred then husband Richard Burton.

Spotted on the set of the biopic Monday, July 2, the "Confessions of a Broken Heart" songstress donned a black cropped wig, gold snake headpiece, gold heels and a flowly dress. For the make-up, she sported bold green eyeshadow and thick eyebrows. She was holding a cigarette while taking a break in between takes.
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'Savages' Cast Discuss Filming Disturbing Scenes in the Movie

July 05, 2012 04:45:03 GMT


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Shooting multiple extreme violent scenes in Oliver Stone's "Savages" was not an easy job for some of its starry cast members. For Salma Hayek and Blake Lively, filming the brutal scenes was a quite tough challenge. Still, John Travolta and Taylor Kitsch gushed that they had fun doing it.

"You can't [prepare for the violence]," Hayek who plays the film's main antagonist Elena told MTV News. The actress admitted it was very difficult for her to act brutal as a villain, stating, "I'll be honest, it was very hard for me as a person to stomach it. So to be the character doing it, I get really disturbed by it. It's not easy."
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Miley Cyrus Collaborates With Rock Mafia in New Song 'Morning Sun'


July 05, 2012 04:14:08 GMT


The newly engaged Miley Cyrus is featured on a new song produced by Rock Mafia entitled "Morning Sun." The song's demo leaked last year but the final version of the single has now been released.

Even though the young star only sings back-up vocals for the track, her fame and superstar reputation make the song very popular almost immediately. Some people have commented about Cyrus sounding auto-tuned but the negative comments are overshadowed by love from fans who are craving for the new single.
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Linkin Park Debut Atop Billboard 200, Beat Maroon 5

July 05, 2012 03:59:52 GMT


The battle for the coveted spot on Billboard 200 this week is won by Linkin Park. The Chester Bennington-fronted group defeat another band Maroon 5 who also debuted their new album last week.

Linkin Park score the win with their fifth studio album "Living Things" which has sold 223,000 copies. Though so, the number is a little below the opening week sales of their fourth LP "A Thousand Suns", which scanned 241,000 copies when it debuted in 2010.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Attend Stephane Rolland's Fashion Show

July 05, 2012 03:47:36 GMT


Fresh off her appearance at BET Awards, Kim Kardashian jetted off to Paris to attend its Fashion Week along with her beau Kanye West. The reality TV star and the rap mogul checked out some shows by famous designers including Stephane Rolland.

"Hopped off the plane in Paris, now in a Stephane Rolland fitting! Can't wait for his couture show tomorrow!" Kim tweeted. She showed off her famous curves in a black and white ruffled gown by the designer. She slicked back her long hair and wore Christian Louboutin shoes.
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First Official Photo of Naomi Watts as Princess Diana Released

July 05, 2012 03:28:19 GMT


A few days after Naomi Watts was snapped getting a Princess Diana makeover on the set of "Diana" (formerly known as "Caught in Flight"), Ecosse Films debuted a first official image of the actress as the late Princess of Wales. Coming out via Empire, the close-up photo shows Watts donning a black dress complete with Lady Di's iconic blue sapphire earrings.

Almost at the same time when the official still was unveiled, a number of new on-set pictures from the Diana biopic have made their way out online. The images were taken during the filming at a beach in Rovinj, Croatia on Wednesday, July 4. It was reported that Watts was shooting a scene where the late British royal lady and her then lover Dodi Fayed enjoyed a holiday on a yacht in St Tropez back in August 1997.
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Muse Release Music Video for Official Olympics 2012 Song 'Survival'

July 05, 2012 03:08:12 GMT


With the Olympics just around the corner, British band Muse have released a video for their song "Survival" which has been chosen as the official anthem for the games which will be held in London. The video begins with clips from past Olympic events played in reverse with the years ticking backward.

The selected clips show not only athletes who are celebrating but also those who are in moments of turmoil while competing. The clips are intertwined with a computer generated animation of a human figure running across a plain black background. During the animated cuts, the words, "faster," "higher," and "stronger" are flashed on screen.
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Katie Holmes Denies Seeking Emergency Custody Hearing


July 05, 2012 02:54:57 GMT


Contrary to the swirling rumor, Katie Holmes is not filing for an emergency hearing in the child-custody battle against her estranged husband Tom Cruise. The former "Dawson's Creek" actress dismisses the report through a statement issued by her lawyer.

"Other than her action for divorce, the only pending application filed by Ms. Holmes remains her request for an anonymous caption," Jonathan Wolfe stated as quoted by PEOPLE. It means Katie wants the divorce papers filed anonymously in New York.
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New Promo of 'Covert Affairs' Season 3 Teases a Death

July 05, 2012 02:39:47 GMT


Less than a week before the return of "Covert Affairs", another promo has been released for the new season 3. It doesn't have a lot of new footage, but hints that someone will die. Meanwhile, an exploding car and the bleeding Annie are seen among the dramatic scenes.

The third installment of the action drama series will kick off Tuesday, July 10 at 10/9c on USA Network. Annie will get highly-regarded agent Lena Smith as her new mentor, with Sarah Clarke portraying the character.
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Marc Webb and Rhys Ifans Explain Mystery Man in 'Amazing Spider-Man' End Credits

July 05, 2012 02:19:40 GMT


"The Amazing Spider-Man" has already opened nationwide and for those who have watched the movie, they have been given a sort of unsolved puzzle in the end credits. In it, [SPOILER ALERT!] a jailed Curt Connors gets a visit from a mystery man, who apparently has an important information about Peter Parker's father, Richard.

Since speculations started to run wild on who the mystery man was, director Marc Webb and the Curt depicter himself, Rhys Ifans, took some time to tease the answer. Speaking to MTV News, Webb carefully stated, "We wanted to convey that there were more forces at work than you may have initially thought."
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'Jersey Shore' Wraps Up Filming of Season 6 Finale With Bonfire

July 05, 2012 02:04:22 GMT


True to their style, "Jersey Shore" stars have wrapped the production of the upcoming season 6 with a party. New York Post reported that Snooki and her cast mates filmed the season finale on Monday, July 2 night by gathering around a bonfire on a beach at Seaside Heights.

Onlookers said the gang were joined by about 50 of their friends and family at the beach party that lasted from about 6 P.M. until 1 A.M. The guidos and guidettes reportedly grilled burgers and hot dogs, while The Situation's mother was said bringing homemade chicken cutlets and mac 'n' cheese.
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Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves Confirm Baby No. 3

July 05, 2012 01:35:29 GMT


"Magic Mike" hunk Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves, who takes her husband's last name after getting married last month, are expanding their family. On the fourth of July, the parents of two excitedly announce on Twitter that they are expecting a third child.

Camila first tweets, "Happy birthday America, more good news, Matthew and I are expecting our 3rd child, God bless, just keep livin." Matthew follows a few minutes later by posting a similar message, "Happy birthday America, more good news, Camila and I are expecting our 3rd child, God bless, just keep livin."
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Bald Matt Damon Rocks Robotic Arm in First Official Image of 'Elysium'

July 05, 2012 01:35:12 GMT


The first official still of Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium" has finally been uncovered. A scanned version of the image, which is originally featured in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, has made its way out onto the web, offering a better look at Matt Damon's lead character.

The "Invictus" actor plays an ex-con called Max in the upcoming sci-fier. Sporting bald head, Damon is pictured holding a big machine gun. One of his arms is seen wrapped in a bandage and covered with what looks like a robotic equipment.
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Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy Expecting Their First Child

July 05, 2012 01:06:46 GMT


Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy are the latest celebrity couple expecting their child. A representative for the Carrie Mathison of "Homeland" confirms the happy news to PEOPLE. The baby will be the first child for the twosome, who got married in 2009.

A spokesperson for "Homeland" production company, Fox 21, assures that Danes' pregnancy won't affect the production of the Showtime drama/thriller series. The show which won 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series - Drama has been renewed for a second season of twelve episodes. The sophomore installment will premiere September 30 this year.
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First Four Acts Through to 'America's Got Talent' Season 7 Semifinal Revealed

July 04, 2012 20:52:51 GMT


On Tuesday, July 3 live broadcast of "America's Got Talent", the first four semifinalists in the seventh season were revealed. Automatically earning the spot in the semifinal due to audience vote are Shanice and Maurice Hayes, a father/daughter vocal duo; The Scott Brothers, pop-locking brothers; and David Garibaldi and his CMYK's, performance painters.

These three captured home viewers' attention after the Monday night performance show of the first group. Judges Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Howard Stern then had to pick between the fourth and fifth vote-getters who deserved a spot on the next round. It came down to Edon, a 12-year-old singer from Chicago, IL, or Todd Oliver, a ventriloquist and dog act from Branson, MO.
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'Amazing Spider-Man' Beats Record-Holder 'Transformers' for Tuesday Opening

July 04, 2012 19:30:05 GMT


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"The Amazing Spider-Man" is off to a great start domestically. According to Sony Pictures Entertainment, the 3D movie's U.S. and Canadian box office broke a record for Tuesday opening by taking $35 million.

Previous Tuesday debut record was held by "Transformers" that opened on July 3, 2007 with $27.8 million. The autobot movie went on accumulating $146 million in its first six days in domestic theaters.
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Katie Holmes Post Divorce Announcement: 'I'm Alright'

July 04, 2012 17:54:02 GMT


Katie Holmes did not look like a woman who is going through a divorce. The actress went shopping with daughter Suri on Wednesday, July 4 in a New York City grocery store and smiled for photographers.

"I'm alright" were the first words that came out of her lips since her divorce from Tom Cruise went public. She was buying BBQ supplies such as hamburger rolls and ground beef for the Independence Day celebration. Cruise was in California at that time.
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Report: 'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice' Wants Joan Rivers, Bret Michaels and More

July 04, 2012 17:23:52 GMT


Rumor has it, Donald Trump is gathering the names who will enter the list of "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice". The business tycoon reportedly wants an All-Star version of "The Celebrity Apprentice" for the 13th season which is scheduled to launch in February next year.

Some of the names have even been revealed by NY Post's sources. Past winners such as Piers Morgan, Joan Rivers and Bret Michaels would definitely earn the offer. Beside, Trump is also eying Trace Adkins, Omarosa, Gene Simmons, Lennox Lewis, Meat Loaf, Jesse James, Gary Busey, Marlee Matlin, Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, Marilu Henner and Dennis Rodman.
 
 
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