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October 27, 2012

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Usher Bids $12,000 to Get New Puppy

October 27, 2012 06:42:09 GMT


Usher is all smiles as he has a new puppy. On October 25, the Grammy winner got the pooch in a charity auction taking place at the Pencils of Promise Gala in New York City. He initially bid $10,000 but later raised it to $12,000 when Jessica Szohr nearly stopped him by bidding $11,000, a little higher than his initial offer.

The event was to collect money and build schools for poor children in Laos, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Ghana. Usher had tried to take home a puppy from the auction since two years ago, but kept losing from other bidders. Luckily, he did not go home empty-handed this year.
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Justin Bieber Cancer Hoax Tried to Persuade Fans to Shave Heads


October 27, 2012 06:35:25 GMT


Justin Bieber's fans don't need to shave their heads since the 18-year-old singer doesn't suffer from cancer at all. A hashtag #baldforbieber was trending for a while on Twitter, but faded as soon as people found out the truth. Kenny Hamilton, Justin's bodyguard tweeted, "No," on Friday, October 26, to reply to a friend's question, "Is it true about justin having cancer?"

So far, no real Beliebers make a claim that they were victims of the cancer hoax. Additionally, the "Never Say Never" singer hasn't made any comments on it yet.
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'The Carrie Diaries' First Promo Shows the Life-Changing Moment

October 27, 2012 06:35:00 GMT


Going full throttle to promote "The Carrie Diaries", The CW unleashes the first promo video for the new show. It opens as the titular character is nervous about her first day as a senior of high school, which takes place not long after she lost her mother.

The more-than-two-minute snippet gives a look at her normal life as a student, before she gets a chance to intern at a law firm in Manhattan. The suburban girl's eyes are soon opened wide at the glamor and grit of New York City when she meets Larissa, the style editor for Interview magazine.
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Donald Trump Mocks Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy Breakup


October 27, 2012 05:50:37 GMT


Not only does Donald Trump follow political and business news but he also keeps tab on the latest celebrity gossips. In one of his recent tweets, he mocked Taylor Swift's breakup with Conor Kennedy. "Re: Taylor and Conor--great news for Taylor!" he tweeted.

Taylor and Conor started dating over the summer and reportedly split amicably earlier this fall. "It's been over a month since they've even seen each other. With her promotion for 'Red', she has no time off until the end of the year," a source told Us Weekly.
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Taylor Swift Announces Tour Dates for New Album 'Red'


October 27, 2012 05:37:35 GMT


Her fourth studio album "Red" just hit the stores this week, but nothing can stop young country sensation Taylor Swift from doing more work in support of the new project. She has just announced the official tour dates for her North American shows starting March 2013. The video announcement was made during an ABC special, "All Access Nashville with Katie Couric".

The "Red" tour begins on March 13 in Omaha, Nebraska and will include a 58-date tour of nine stadiums and concert venues in 45 U.S. cities and several Canadian provinces. The 2013 engagements include shows at Ford Field in Detroit, Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, and Gillette Stadium near Boston and Soldier Field in Chicago.
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Ben Kingsley's Scary Portrayal as The Mandarin in 'Iron Man 3' Praised by Kevin Feige

October 27, 2012 05:25:09 GMT


Shortly after "Iron Man 3" released its first trailer a few days ago, Ben Kingsley's portrayal as The Mandarin was brought into attention. Most fans had good words for the Oscar-winning actor, praising his convincing performance as the supervillain though he's only seen for a few seconds in the promotional video.

Kingsley's portrayal of the wealthy Chinese scientist and martial arts expert was also praised by none other than Marvel boss Kevin Feige. "On his last take of his first full day as the Mandarin, when they yelled 'Cut!' the entire crew burst into applause, spearheaded by Mr. Downey himself," he told USA Today. "It was pretty amazing to see that."
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'Fringe' Star on the Shocking Death: It's Heroic and Peaceful

October 27, 2012 05:18:53 GMT


"Fringe" is not approaching its series finale without a shocking twist. After reuniting the Bishop clan early in the fifth season, the show [SPOILER ALERT!] killed off Etta, the grown-up daughter of Peter and Olivia, in the November 26 episode.

Georgina Haig, who portrays Etta, says she was as surprised as most fans when learning about her character's tragic fate. "Going into it, I didn't know exactly what was going to happen," she says. "When I got the call that I'd be doing the fifth season, I was excited, but I didn't know the trajectory of the character or even how many episodes I was doing. It's so secretive even for us!"
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Scott Disick Spotted Shopping for Engagement Ring

October 27, 2012 04:36:17 GMT


Kourtney Kardashian will probably receive a marriage proposal soon. Scott Disick, her longtime boyfriend, was spotted visiting Levinson Jewelers in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Thursday, October 25. Accompanied by a male friend, it looked like Scott was shopping for an engagement ring.

"Scott was most definitely shopping for engagement rings," an eyewitness told Radar Online. "And all of them were large! Scott and his friend looked at a whole selection of amazing rings, all diamond, all different cuts, sizes, settings - he certainly is taking his time and wants to make the right purchase."
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Alicia Keys Debuts New Song 'Unlock Yourself' With Lyric Video

October 27, 2012 04:08:08 GMT


Showcasing her exquisite voice and skillful piano playing in a lyric video for "Unlock Yourself", Alicia Keys calls out to her young fans to be true to themselves and explore their full potential. The song's inspirational message is brought to life through intricate stop-motion animation and Keys' heartfelt musical delivery.

"Unlock Yourself" comes out as a bonus song for fans before the 14-time Grammy winner releases her fifth studio album "Girl on Fire" on November 27. The uplifting track, together with another non-"Girl on Fire" song "Follow the Moon", is part of the promotion for the singer's new children's app called "The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee", which is available now at the iTunes app store.
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'Two and a Half Men' Gives First Look at Miley Cyrus' Return

October 27, 2012 03:58:48 GMT


Miley Cyrus is making her way back to "Two and a Half Men". Following her debut appearance earlier this October, the actress/singer is slated to reprise her role as Missi in an upcoming episode of the CBS long-running comedy series.

The former "Hannah Montana" star will return in "Avoid the Chinese Mustard", which is scheduled to air Thursday, November 8. In the episode, her character Missi and Angus T. Jones' Jake plan a rendezvous at the beach house. First look at their reunion has been shared in a picture making its way out via Entertainment Weekly.
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Britney Spears' Mother Admits Complicated Relationship With Her Star Daughter

October 27, 2012 03:52:50 GMT


It was Lynne Spears' turn to take the witness stand in the latest hearing of a court fight against Britney Spears's ex-manager Sam Lutfi. She confirmed his previous testimony that she had been estranged from Britney for months in 2007 and that he helped them reunite.

When asked why she portrayed Sam as a bad guy in her book, she insisted, "He wanted to take over her life. He wanted her life to be his life. And [the way he dealt with the] paparazzi, that made him a predator, because they were all over her, in her house. She had no privacy."
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Leighton Meester Gets a New Short Hairdo

October 27, 2012 03:37:16 GMT


"Gossip Girl" fans can say goodbye to Leighton Meester's long and curly hair. The 26-year-old actress appeared fresh and different from her character Blair Waldorf on the CW series when she celebrated her new Flaunt Magazine cover during a dinner party at Ink restaurant on Thursday, October 25 in West Hollywood, Calif.

Less than a week after attending a wrap party for the TV series, Leighton started distancing herself away from the primary character of the show by cutting her hair above her shoulder. Showing off her new bob hairstyle at the bash, Leighton told Just Jared, "I chopped off my hair after 'Gossip Girl' wrapped."
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Quirky First Trailer for Dustin Hoffman's 'Quartet'

October 27, 2012 03:36:17 GMT


Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut "Quartet" has its first trailer available for viewing pleasure. Packed with a host of critically-acclaimed movie veterans, the trailer centers on some quirky events that happen among a couple of elderly people in a retirement house.

The video sees lifelong friends Wilf and Reggie, along with former colleague Cissy, living in Beecham House, a home for retired opera singers. Every year on Giuseppe Verdi's birthday, the residents unite to give a concert to raise funds for their home.
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'The Voice' Changes Rules, Some Coaches May Head to Finale Without Protege

October 27, 2012 03:08:17 GMT


Halfway through its third season, "The Voice" introduces yet more twists after featuring the new "Steal" in the Battle Rounds. It has just been announced that the show will allow viewers to help determine which contestants who will make it into the Top 12, but the coaches still have a say in this process.

"As 'The Voice' enters the crucial Presidential Election week, our audiences will see yet another twist for this cycle as they get a democratic opportunity to determine the top two singers from each team that will be safe," explains Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming of NBC Entertainment. "In addition, the coaches get to choose one artist of their own from their teams to continue into the next week as we compile our Top 12 singers."
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Christina Aguilera Spreads News of Her 'Lotus' Album Track Listing

October 27, 2012 03:01:05 GMT


Before the scheduled launch of her new album "Lotus" on November 13, Grammy Award winner Christina Aguilera spreads news of the album's final song listing via her Twitter account. "Lotus" is the power vocalist's seventh studio album and will feature thirteen tracks, two of which will present a collaboration with fellow "The Voice" mentors, Cee-Lo Green and Blake Shelton.

"#LOTUS song titles revealed! So excited for you all to hear the album. Weeks away! XoXtina," Aguilera tweeted on October 26. The new album, which has an equally sensual and ethereal cover art, contains songs with titles such as "Your Body", "Red Hot Kinda Love", "Best of Me" and "Cease Fire".
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'Hawaii Five-0' Star Alex O'Loughlin and Girlfriend Welcome a Son

October 27, 2012 02:50:17 GMT


It's a boy for Alex O'Loughlin. The 36-year-old actor welcomed a son on Thursday, October 25, just two months after he and his surfer-turned-model girlfriend Malia Jones announced that they were expecting a baby. This is their first child together.

Daniel Dae Kim, Alex's co-star in "Hawaii Five-0", tweeted his happiness regarding the news, "It's official: Congrats to Alex and Malia on their new blessing in a blankie! #H50." There is still no news about the baby's name.
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First Look: Zoe Saldana Goes Afro as Nina Simone in New Biopic

October 27, 2012 02:42:00 GMT


Zoe Saldana channeled Nina Simone as she was caught on camera on the set of "Nina" on Thursday, October 25. Preparing to film the biopic in Los Angeles, the "Avatar" actress was seen sporting afro hairdo and darker skin to portray the late jazz artist. She was also spotted donning a robe to cover her costume.

Last week, Zoe was also seen on the set, debuting her Nina Simone makeover. Onlookers got a glimpse at the "Colombiana" actress who put on some facial prosthetics, fake teeth and big afro wig as she stepped onto the filming location.
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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Still Struggling Through 'Trust Issues'


October 27, 2012 02:30:57 GMT


Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have repeatedly been spotted going out together, but the reconciled couple still has a lot to work on. "There's still healing to do and trust issues," a friend tells PEOPLE, "but Kristen will do whatever it takes."

Robert and Kristen watched Prince's concert together on October 25 at Sayers Club in Hollywood. They were spotted hopping the same car and sitting next to each other in the backseat. He hid his face under his baseball cap, while she concealed hers with her hand.
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Nicki Minaj Looks Astonishing in New Clip 'Va Va Voom'

October 27, 2012 02:18:23 GMT


Nicki Minaj is set to make eyes pop and jaws drop once again with the release of her new video "Va Va Voom". The dance and electropop song is from Minaj's deluxe edition of her second studio album "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded". The clip premiered today exclusively on E! Online.

The video is a Minaj-style complete with the elaborate, figure-hugging costumes and the different colored wigs the rapper is known for. This time though, she plays a sweet and innocent damsel in distress waiting for her prince charming to awaken her with a tender kiss.
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Robert Pattinson: 'Breaking Dawn II' Sex Scene With Kristen Stewart Is 'Pretty Ridiculous'

October 27, 2012 02:01:17 GMT


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Robert Pattinson has lately been busy doing press tour for "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part II". During his recent visit in Australia to promote the final "Twilight Saga" movie, the Edward Cullen depicter shared some tidbits from the movie, including his sure-to-be-hot sex scene with real-life girlfriend Kristen Stewart.

Though he had done some steamy love scenes with Kristen in "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I", Rob said that "the sex scene in this one is pretty ridiculous." He told "The Kyle & Jackie O Show" in Sydney, "It's just because you're kind of shooting stuff to be PG-13, and so it's just trying to think of inventive ways to try to make something sexy."
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'American Idol' Season 12 Promo Features the New Judges

October 27, 2012 01:35:45 GMT


Gearing up for the twelfth season of "American Idol", FOX has debuted a new promo that highlights the new judges line-up. It has Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey as well as Randy Jackson holding cue cards which mention their names to continue the previous cue cards saying, "There are 7 billion people in the world, but there's only one..."

"Who will stand out from the crowd?" the video also asks through more cue cards. It wraps up with host Ryan Seacrest stating, "The show that started it all is starting its best season yet! There is only one 'American Idol'."
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Lil Wayne Denies Rumor He Has Another Seizure in Second Emergency Landing

October 27, 2012 01:33:15 GMT


Rumor that Lil Wayne made a second emergency landing after he suffered another seizure is not true, according to his camp. Contrary to the report, a representative insists the Young Money rap mogul didn't have any seizure.

The rep tells MTV News that Weezy is currently resting at home in Louisiana. The rhymer is recuperating from "a severe migraine and dehydration," the illness he suffered hours earlier when he made an unexpected stop in Texas.
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Snippet of Whitney Houston's 'Never Give Up' Lands Online

October 27, 2012 01:33:09 GMT


After her much-talked-about death, power singer Whitney Houston's familiar voice is heard again online with the spill out of a snippet from the track, "Never Give Up". The song is the only previously unheard title from the singer's upcoming best compilation album, "I Will Always Love You - The Best of Whitney Houston", which is slated for release on November 13.

The mysterious new track is produced by Jermaine Dupri as well as co-written by Bryan-Michael Cox & Johnta Austin, and was reportedly recorded by the singer shortly before her untimely and sudden passing. Other tracks on the collection album include original versions of "I Will Always Love You", "Saving All My Love For You", "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," and a new mix of the song "I Look to You" featuring a duet R. Kelly.
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John Logan Will Return to Pen Two More Bond Films After 'Skyfall'

October 27, 2012 01:20:09 GMT


As "Skyfall" continues to generate rave reviews from critics, plans to fast track its follow ups are also in the way. The producers of the James Bond film franchise have secured John Logan to return as the scribe for not just one but two more 007 movies, Deadline reports.

Logan has reportedly already begun penning those screenplays. It is said that he pitched an original two-movie arc to producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson while the twenty-third Bond movie was still filming.
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Stevie Wonder Releases New Song for Obama

October 26, 2012 18:23:00 GMT


Through his music, Stevie Wonder is attempting to grow voters for President Barack Obama. The singer has just released "Keep Moving Forward", an Arabian-flavored song which he performs to support Obama in the presidential election.

Wonder included a message at the beginning of the lyrical video which was posted on YouTube Friday, writing "It's your right. Get out and vote. Let's 'Keep Moving Forward'." The song's lyrics include achievement made by Obama in the past four years such as ending the war, health care for middle class and college for all.
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Lil Wayne's Rep Explains Truth Behind Emergency Landing

October 26, 2012 18:00:30 GMT


Lil Wayne's representative has released a statement to clear up the smoke on the rumors surrounding his recent health scare. As previously reported, the rapper called for an emergency landing in Texas while flying on his private jet on Thursday, October 25.

The earlier reports said Wayne was treated for seizure-like illness. His rep explained, "Lil Wayne was successfully released from the hospital after being treated for a severe migraine and dehydration. He is at home on doctor-mandated rest and will return to work soon. He appreciates all of his fans for their support and love."
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Justin Timberlake Formally Apologizes for Gag Wedding Video


October 26, 2012 17:25:06 GMT


Justin Timberlake, although grateful for what his friend did, does not condone the wedding video that was making fun of homeless people. In a formal letter, the singer apologized to "anyone who was offended by [it]", insisting he had nothing to do with the making and it was not played at his wedding to Jessica Biel last week.

The video shows a toothless homeless man wishing the Timberlakes a happy marriage. The man was reportedly paid $40 to read pre-written lines to the camera. A transvestite and a shirtless man were also featured in the eight-minute video which was posted on Gawker despite a cease-and-desist letter from Timberlake's longtime friend Justin Huchel, who reportedly made the video.
 
 
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