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August 24, 2012

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Kanye West Claims Victory Over 'Stronger' Copyright Lawsuit

August 24, 2012 09:14:18 GMT


Kanye West has legally proven that he didn't steal anybody's work for his hit single "Stronger". The boyfriend of Kim Kardashian has officially claimed victory in a lawsuit against producer Vincent Peters, who sued the rapper in June 2010, claiming that the single lifted off Yeezy's "Graduation" was actually his.

Peters insisted that he played the song for John Monopoly at his Chicago home in November 2006. He admitted to being shocked when discovering that West's hit single featured significant portions of his version. However, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decided to dismiss the lawsuit last Monday, August 20.
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'Pretty Little Liars' 3.12 Clips: The Girls Mourn Another Character's Death

August 24, 2012 08:59:01 GMT


Another person is falling victim to "A's" game in the summer finale of "Pretty Little Liars" season 3. Three sneak peeks for the episode have been shared, one of which sees a seemingly dead body being carried into an ambulance while all four Liars are on the scene. Hanna is crying with Aria and Spencer trying to comfort her, while a police officer questions Emily if the victim is her friend.

Another clip gives an extended look at a heated conversation between Spencer and Paige. The latter tells the former to stop trying to come between her and Emily, but Spencer threatens her by saying, "I know who you are."
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Ryan Lochte Happy He Missed Prince Harry's Naked Afterparty

August 24, 2012 08:55:33 GMT


Ryan Lochte, Prince Harry's pal in Las Vegas swim race, has offered his thoughts on the royal game of strip pool that happened after their impromptu match. In an interview on "Today" show, the gold medalist said he's relieved that he was never invited to the afterparty.

"After our race we went our separate ways," Lochte said. The 28-year-old athlete, who was in the Sin City to celebrate his Olympic win and birthday, then admitted that he was "kinda happy" that he didn't participate in the strip billiards. "I don't need that," he reasoned.
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Lance Armstrong to Lose Tour Titles After Giving Up Fight Against Doping Claim

August 24, 2012 08:31:37 GMT


Lance Armstrong will be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles as a result of his decision not to continue his fight against doping allegations brought by the US Anti-Doping Agency. The athlete, who announced retirement last year, will also be banned from cycling.

"It is a sad day for all of us who love sport and our athletic heroes," USADA CEO Travis Tygart said. "This is a heartbreaking example of how the win-at-all-costs culture of sport, if left unchecked, will overtake fair, safe and honest competition."
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'Suburgatory' Casts Malin Akerman as Tessa's Mother

August 24, 2012 08:31:04 GMT


Malin Akerman is heading to "Suburgatory" for its sophomore season. The "Childrens Hospital" star has landed a pivotal role as Tessa's free-spirited singer/songwriter mother Alex, after the show went through an "extensive" search to fill the part.

Alex left Tessa shortly after she was born and has never met her daughter since then. She finally feels the need to form a relationship with Tessa and thus attempts to spend the holidays with her, hoping to put the past behind. She will be featured in Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes.
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Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan Go Girly for 'Bachelorette' Premiere

August 24, 2012 08:18:29 GMT


Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan were all on hand to promote their new comedy film "Bachelorette" at a premiere event in Hollywood. Taking place on Thursday, August 23 at the Arclight Cinemas, the three movie beauties dazzled on the red carpet with their girly looks.

Dunst brought color to the red carpet with her neon blue maxi dress with big buttons and belt as the accents. Letting loose her wavy blond hair, the "Spider-Man" actress finished off her elegant look with a studded handbag and cream-colored pumps.
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Video Premiere: Kat DeLuna's 'Wanna See U Dance'

August 24, 2012 07:43:35 GMT


Kat DeLuna takes inspiration from Adam and Eve story in a music video premiering on Ryan Seacrest's official blog to support her latest dance track "Wanna See U Dance". The "Whine Up" hitmaker is wandering in the forest and frolicking with a shirtless hunk in the rain.

The single will appear in her next studio album "Viva Out Loud" which is due later this year. "It has new sounds. I have ballads, but infused with crazy dub step. And then again, I'm giving you guys the hard core pop, Latin, dance infused dance songs, but with something new," she said.
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'Glee' Season 4 Cast Photo Shows the Characters' New Directions


August 24, 2012 07:22:38 GMT


The first official cast promo photo of "Glee" season 4 has been unveiled, thanks to Ryan Murphy who posted it on his Twitter. The original members of the New Directions as well as the new faces are all featured in it along with Sue and Will. Behind Kurt, there's a sign that mentions where the characters are heading: New York, Los Angeles, Lima and St. Louis.

Dianna Agron, however, is nowhere to be seen in the image, sparking a speculation that she won't return to the upcoming installment. The show creator Murphy quickly brushed off the rumor by tweeting, "Gleeks, please relax. Dianna is still on the show. We love her and have great plans for Quinn. #QuinnFabrayLives."
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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Watch Dodgers Game With Her Parents

August 24, 2012 06:53:36 GMT


Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis enjoyed a double date on Wednesday night, August 22. The couple, who never officially confirms their relationship despite numerous date sightings, attended the Los Angeles Dodgers game with her parents.

The four of them watched the Dodgers took on the San Fransisco Giants from their exclusive seats at Lexus Dugout Club. Mila, 29, donned a Dodger attire, while Ashton, 34, wore a white-and-blue checkered shirt and baseball cap.
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Video: Madonna Dedicates Song to Elton John, Says She Forgives Him

August 24, 2012 06:34:17 GMT


Madonna refuses to answer Elton John's latest diss with another harsh comment. Instead, the Material Girl opted to dedicate one of her songs to the "Rocket Man" hitmaker during a concert in Nice, France on Tuesday night, August 21, saying she forgave him for insulting her.

"I'd like to dedicate this next song to a Mr. Elton John. I know he's a big fan of it," Madge, who was clad in an all-black ensemble, stated before launching into a performance of "Masterpiece". She added, "And I know he's a big fan of mine. And you know what? I forgive him. Gotta start somewhere."
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Chuck Norris Confirms He Won't Return to 'The Expendables 3'


August 24, 2012 06:30:55 GMT


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It's official, Chuck Norris will not join his fellow action veterans in "The Expendables 3". The actor playing Booker in "The Expendables 2" revealed his departure when interviewed by Access Hollywood during a recent premiere event for the star-studded actioner.

When asked if he would return to the follow-up film, Chuck, who was accompanied by his wife Gena O'Kelley and children, responded, "Nope. Just number 2." He stated, "This is it for me. Oh, yeah. This is very special."
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LL Cool J Home Intruder Charged With Burglary

August 24, 2012 06:13:00 GMT


The man who broke into LL Cool J's home in Sherman Oaks, California was charged on Thursday, August 23. Jonathan Kirby, 56, was slapped with first-degree burglary with a person present. If convicted, he could face up to 38 years to life in jail.

Prosecutors are asking bail for Kirby be set at $1.1 million. The homeless man currently stays in hospital to nurse a broken nose, jaw and ribs after taken down by Cool J and held until the LAPD arrived at the scene. No arraignment date has been set.
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'True Blood' Season 5 Finale Clip: Eric Pleads With Sookie to Save Bill

August 24, 2012 05:43:55 GMT


If there is anyone who can help Bill regain his sanity, it will be Sookie, so Eric says in a new clip for the season 5 finale of "True Blood". In the snippet, Eric, Nora and Tara visit Sookie's house to ask her to help save Pam and Jessica who are held captive in the Authority headquarters.

Tara constantly reminds Sookie that she owes Pam, but Jason who now seems to hate all vampires won't let his sister go with Eric, leading to him trading insults with Eric. Sookie then brings up the factory bombing incident, and learns the hard truth that Bill was behind the bombing.
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Alicia Keys Releases 'Girl on Fire' Cover Art, Announces Release Date


August 24, 2012 04:57:14 GMT


The front page of Alicia Keys's new CD "Girl on Fire" has been revealed. The artwork sees her putting her hands on her hips while looking straight to the camera. "Just chose the album art for my new album #girlonfire!!! Coming at you 11/27!!! R u excited?! I AM!!! ;-)," she tweets.

At the same time, Alicia announces that the new album is going to be released across the United States on November 27. It will be preceded by the live debut of her first single, the title track, at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on September 6.
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Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington Could Enter 'Candy Store'

August 24, 2012 04:41:38 GMT


Stephen Gaghan is courting high-demand actors to star in next film "Candy Store". The Hollywood Reporter shares the words that the filmmaker has set his eyes on Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington to headline the upcoming crime thriller flick.

It is said that Pitt and Washington are already in early talks to join the project, which is set up at Lionsgate Films. Multiple insiders stress that both actors are still far from sealing the deal since the discussions are in the nascent stage.
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John Lennon's Killer Stays in Jail After His Parole Request Denied

August 24, 2012 04:31:44 GMT


Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon 32 years ago, was denied parole on Thursday, August 23, New York State's Department of Corrections said. It marked the seventh time he asked to be released on parole and was turned down each time. He first presented his request in 2000 and has since repeated it every two years.

The parole board explained, "The panel notes your prison record of good conduct, program achievements, educational accomplishments, positive presentation remorse, risk and needs assessment, letters of support, significant opposition to your release and all other statutory factors were considered. However, parole shall not be granted for good conduct and program completions alone."
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'The Office' Spin-Off Finds Dwight's Brother in 'The Campaign' Actor

August 24, 2012 04:14:54 GMT


While "The Office" is nearing its conclusion, its spin-off "The Farm" continues filling out the cast line-up. Thomas Middleditch, who has a role on Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis-starring comedy "The Campaign", is tapped to portray Dwight Schrute's brother, Jeb.

Jeb is described as an easygoing 30-something man who is the polar opposite of Dwight in terms of hierarchy, work ethic and sense of principle. He failed at some business ventures, including worm farmer, Bigfoot hunter and Army farmer, but finds some success with a pot farm. He has also made an exercise video about things you can do with a knife and a canoe.
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David Fincher Exits Angelina Jolie-Starring 'Cleopatra', Ang Lee May Replace

August 24, 2012 03:52:54 GMT


Angelina Jolie starrer "Cleopatra" has lost its director for the third time. Vulture reported that "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)" helmer David Fincher has exited the long-gestating project, but the reason behind his departure remained unclear.

Fincher was the third filmmaker who decided to pass on the potential tentpole, which has been in development since 2010. Back in October that year, "Titanic" helmer James Cameron was attached to the gig, but he later let it go due to his commitment to the "Avatar" film franchise for 20th Century Fox.
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Evan Rachel Wood Slammed After Joking About Miley Cyrus Being Gay


August 24, 2012 03:52:13 GMT


It seems that some people fail to see the funny side of Evan Rachel Wood's joke about Miley Cyrus "leaning toward gay." The Sophie-Anne Leclerq of "True Blood" is forced to explain her remarks after being slammed by those critical persons.

She deletes her joke and then clarifies it in a series of posts, "Ok. To be clear. I believe you should be able to joke and have a sense of humor about everything. And i hate explaining, but just to be clear, i dont judge people on how they look. Nor do i associate a hair style with sexuality."
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Katy Perry and John Mayer Call It Quits

August 24, 2012 03:20:34 GMT


Katy Perry and John Mayer's budding romance is short-lived. A source tells PEOPLE that the couple, who was first romantically linked in November 2010 and then reconnected earlier this summer, is no longer dating.

"They'll end up as friends," the source claims. "They were honestly having fun. People made it out to be far more than it was."
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Jennifer Garner Is Obsessed With 'Butter' in First Trailer

August 24, 2012 03:16:30 GMT


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Jennifer Garner is a butter-carving expert in the first trailer "Butter". Offering a mix of political satire and witty humors, the sneak peek to the Jim Field Smith-directed comedy also highlights Garner's rivalry with Olivia Wilde.

Wilde plays a sultry young lady who has an affair with Garner's on-screen husband, Ty Burrell. Things get even worse as Wilde decides to back Garner's adoptive daughter during a local annual competition.
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Alanis Morissette Confirms She's Been in Talks for 'American Idol'

August 24, 2012 03:13:05 GMT


Alanis Morissette is another musician who has been approached by "American Idol" producers. The 38-year-old rocker has revealed that she has been in negotiations about filling one of the empty seats at the judges table of the FOX reality series.

"Yes, I have been in conversations about it, and that's the degree to which I can share the info right now," she told CNN. Admitting that she's interested in joining the singing competition, the "Hands Clean" songstress added, "I live to mentor, so my heart is much more open to the idea of that than even 10 years ago when I, perhaps, wasn't in a position to be able to offer much advice, solicited or otherwise."
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Prince Harry's Nude Photos Published by The Sun Despite Warning From Royal Family

August 24, 2012 02:39:13 GMT


The Sun rebelled against the demand from the royal family not to publish the naked pictures of Prince Harry. After thinking "long and hard about this," the U.K. big publication decided to put the photos taken from his Las Vegas vacation on its front page on Friday, August 24.

One of the pictures sees Harry standing buck naked in his VIP suite while cupping his private parts with a nude woman behind him. Another features the third-in-line to the throne bear-hugging a naked female near a pool table.
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Christina Aguilera's New Sexy Single 'Your Body' Leaked

August 24, 2012 02:37:21 GMT


Christina Aguilera's new sexy song "Your Body" has leaked online. The demo version of the Max Martin/Savan Kotecha-produced single is more of a club tune that boasts steamy lyrics and sexual references.

"It's true what you heard/ I am a freak, I'm disturbed...," so the judge of "The Voice" sings in the catchy hook. "We're moving faster than slow/ If you don't know where to go, I'll finish off on my own."
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Morgan Spurlock to Host New Series on CNN

August 24, 2012 02:37:11 GMT


CNN has hired Morgan Spurlock to take the lead of its new series. The star and director of documentary film "Super Size Me" will host and produce the new original series on the network, "Inside Man".

On the show, the Oscar nominee will go deep into "rarely-seen sectors of American life that include gun lovers, marijuana growers, migrant farm workers, and end-of-life caregivers." The non-fiction program is set to debut April 2013 and air alongside Anthony Bourdain's new food and travel series.
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Jennifer Lopez's Drama Gets Pilot Order From ABC Family

August 24, 2012 02:12:18 GMT


Jennifer Lopez-produced family show has been picked up to pilot by ABC Family. The project, whose working title is "The Fosters", is a one-hour drama revolving around a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms Stef and Len.

Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige co-created the show, and will executive produce it alongside former "American Idol" judge Lopez, Simon Fields and Greg Gugliotta. The pilot will be produced by Nuyorican Productions and Prodco.
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Kathie Lee Gifford Says Taylor Swift Did Crash Kennedy Wedding

August 24, 2012 01:41:36 GMT


Kathie Lee Gifford, who was one of the guests at the Kyle Kennedy and Liam Kerry wedding over the weekend, broke her silence on whether or not Taylor Swift and her new boyfriend Conor Kennedy crashed the nuptials. Contrary to the singer's denial, the host confirmed the drama did take place.

Kathie is the stepmother of Victoria Gifford Kennedy, the upset mom of the bride. When asked by her "Today" co-anchor Hoda Kotb what happened, Kathie replied, "The truth is, because I was there, Vicki's account of what happened in Boston is accurate."
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Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Tapped to Produce Academy Awards 2013

August 24, 2012 01:34:21 GMT


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has officially chosen two acclaimed producers for its awarding event in 2013. On Thursday, August 23, newly-minted Academy President Hawk Koch announced that Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are set to produce the 2013 Oscars, which will take place on Sunday, February 24, 2013.

This would be the duo's first gig with the Academy. Of why the organization picked the "Hairspray" producers, Koch said, "Craig and Neil are forward thinkers who bring a unique perspective to the Oscar show. Their enormous collective talent, coupled with their love of film, serves our show perfectly."
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B.o.B and Nicki Minaj Go Insane in 'Out of My Mind' Music Video

August 24, 2012 01:32:06 GMT


B.o.B checks into a mental hospital in a music video for his song "Out of My Mind". In the visuals, he depicts the life of a patient in the facility. He appears to be losing control several times and has to be carried away by some men wearing heavy riot gear.

Nicki Minaj, who is featured in the song, also shows up in the clip donning a doctor coat, but later ditches it to reveal her skimpy outfit underneath and gives B.o.B a lap dance. In other scenes, the Young Money femcee wears a straight jacket and raps to the camera.
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Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace Got Kinky in 'Passion' Trailer

August 23, 2012 19:07:46 GMT


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Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace are two women entangled in steamy yet complicated relationship in Brian de Palma's "Passion". First trailer of the drama thriller was released ahead of its Venice and Toronto Film festival screenings.

Palma, known for his erotic psycho-thrillers like "Dressed to Kill" and "Body Double" back in the '90s, remade French thriller "Crime d'amour" which was starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier. McAdams slips into Thomas' role, Christine, while Rapace plays Sagnier's innocent protege, Isabelle.
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Reese Witherspoon 'Healthy and Fine' Despite Hospitalization Report

August 23, 2012 18:49:04 GMT


Pregnant Reese Witherspoon is not going on an early labor as previously reported. The "Water for Elephants" star is said "healthy and fine" after a hospital visit on Wednesday, August 22 night.

Witherspoon merely visited doctors as she gets closer to her due date. "The visit is a normal thing for a lot of pregnant women and there is no drama. All parties involved are healthy and fine," an insider told E! News. She went back to the hospital the next morning, looking healthy.
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Sisters Aly and AJ Michalka to Star on FOX's New Comedy


August 23, 2012 18:36:58 GMT


Alyson Michalka and AJ Michalka have scored a comedy series which has been sold to FOX. The sisters, who previously were known as Aly & AJ before changing their moniker to 78violet, will headline a half-hour comedy from writers Matt Dearborn and Adam Goldberg of Happy Madison and Sony Pictures TV.

According to Deadline, the single-camera comedy will revolve around Aly and AJ's characters' life. They will play versions of themselves, moving from the house to their first apartment. However, their exciting new lives are interrupted when their mother unexpectedly moves in with them.
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Kristin Davis and Aaron Sorkin End Their Romance

August 23, 2012 18:21:47 GMT


Just a couple of months after showing their affection for each other on the red carpet, actress Kristin Davis and writer Aaron Sorkin called it quits. The couple began dating in May and went public with it on the red carpet premiere of Sorkin's latest project "The Newsroom" in June.

"They're very different people. She's focused on raising her daughter, Gemma, and he's working on his show. They'll definitely remain friends," a source told InTouch of their split. Davis adopted her baby daughter Gemma Rose Davis in 2011. "This is something I have wanted for a very long time," she said at that time.
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One Direction's Zayn Malik Returns to Twitter and Apologizes

August 23, 2012 18:00:03 GMT


One Direction's Zayn Malik has rejoined Twitter a couple of days after announcing his exit from the micro blogging site. The 19-year-old left his account because he could not stand the abuse directed towards him, but then he realized that many of his fans were let down by his decision.

"Sorry, I was getting some abuse on twitter but I dont want to let my fans down," Malik tweeted apologetically on Thursday, August 23 morning. "So I am back!! :) x". He added, "And thanks for all your messages of support. I really do love all you guys, your support never ceases 2 amaze me xxx". He also retweeted supporting messages from his fans.
 
 
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