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December 10, 2012

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Harry Styles Flying Home in Taylor Swift's Private Jet


December 10, 2012 08:57:22 GMT


Harry Styles travels in style now that he's dating super-rich popstar Taylor Swift. The One Direction member was spotted getting off her private jet from New York after a series of live concerts to his hometown of London on December 8.

The 18-year-old boybander was reportedly on the Saturday flight without his bandmates Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson. The four 1D stars allegedly returned back home from the States on a commercial flight.
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Drag Icon RuPaul Scores 'Happy Endings' Guest-Starring Role

December 10, 2012 08:55:48 GMT


RuPaul Andre Charles or best known as simply RuPaul has nabbed another TV gig. The drag queen, who is currently hosting reality shows "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "RuPaul's Drag U", is tapped to guest star in an upcoming episode of "Happy Endings".

Insiders tell TVLine that the author/recording artist will not play himself, but portray "Alex and Jane's regular hairdresser who agrees to take on a new client, Max." The episode is slated to air in early 2013.
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Kimberly Peirce Talks Adapting 'Carrie' From Woman's Perspective

December 10, 2012 08:48:47 GMT


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It's been a while since fans last heard about Kimberly Peirce's "Carrie" remake project. Giving some updates on the upcoming horror movie, the director recently took time to speak with Total Film about her vision on the novel-adapted pic originally made famous by Brian De Palma.

During the interview, Peirce opened up about what attracted her to bring Stephen King's novel to the silver screen once again. "I really, deeply, honestly, 100 percent fell so in love with King's writing and his characters," she gushed. "I love that it's such a richly psychological book. It's so dense."
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Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page to Go on Tour in 2013


December 10, 2012 08:30:53 GMT


Initially, Jimmy Page, the guitarist of legendary band Led Zeppelin, had wanted to go on his solo tour this year, but it had to take a backseat to their live DVD "Celebration Day" released last November 19 and which they are currently promoting. The film is a concert of the band's 2007 reunion show at London's O2 Arena.

"This time last year I intended to be actually playing by now in a live outfit," he said in an interview with Guitar World. "So that will have to be postponed now into sort of next year, tail-end of next year. But I definitely want to be doing that."
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'Homeland' Season 2 Finale Preview: Assassination Plot and Carrie's Fear


December 10, 2012 08:25:28 GMT


Following the shocking death in the latest episode of "Homeland", another major character is in danger to get killed in the next outing. Quinn has been sent on a mission to assassinate Brody and he will make a decision that may prove to be a game-changer.

Unaware of the threat, Brody meets with Faber to contemplate the future of the family. He and Carrie contemplate about his new life, but Saul urges her to leave Brody. Pointing out that Brody has kept his every promise, Carrie insists that Brody deserves his second chance.
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The Game Releases New Track 'Murder' Featuring Kendrick Lamar and Scarface

December 10, 2012 08:02:18 GMT


Rapper The Game has premiered his new track "Murder" as part of his promotion for his upcoming LP "Jesus Piece". The star-studded single features two hip-hop greats Kendrick Lamar and Scarface rapping about other well-known faces in the music industry. "Murder" is the last part of The Game's "Sunday Service" promo where he promised to release something new every Sunday leading to his new album release.

In the new six-minute track, the West Coast rapper talks about dark topics such as the death of hip-hop legends Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. He also blurts out lyrics about the untimely passing of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and John Lennon.
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Kate Middleton Falls Ill Again, Prince William Axes Appearance at British Military Tournament

December 10, 2012 07:57:35 GMT


Kate Middleton is suffering a new bout of morning sickness. Prince William was supposed to attend British Military Tournament at Earl's Court in London on December 9, but he has canceled it to spend "Sunday privately with the Duchess instead."

"It is well known that hyperemesis gravidarum often recurs and, until further notice, to allow the Duchess a degree of privacy during her pregnancy, we do not intend to offer regular condition checks or advise of routine developments associated with it," a spokesperson says.
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Video: Miley Cyrus Performs With DJ Borgore Alongside Strippers

December 10, 2012 07:53:56 GMT


American singer-songwriter and actress Miley Cyrus shows off her edgier, sexier image once again on the 2nd night of DJ Borgore's 2-night Christmas Creampies concert in Los Angeles. Wearing a black ensemble consisting of a cleavage-revealing top, skin-tight pants and knee-high leopard-print boots, she performed in front of a frenzied crowd, after Israeli dubstep producer and disc jockey Borgore introduced her during his performance of his latest work "Decisions".

The sold-out crowd clicked-away at their cellphones as they took pictures of Cyrus, who danced together with the exotic dancers on opposite sides of the stage. The suspense was intensely built-up by DJ Borgore, as he performed until 1:30 A.M. before bringing-out his special guest.
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Samuel L. Jackson Wants to Return as Mace Windu in 'Star Wars Episode 7'

December 10, 2012 07:44:24 GMT


Would Mace Windu appear in "Star Wars Episode 7"? The casting for the highly-anticipated movie has yet to be set but Samuel L. Jackson has expressed interest to reprise his role as the Jedi master. Though he already has a number of gigs on his plate, Jackson admitted that he was very "excited" about the space trilogy project.

"I'm not surprised but totally geeked by the idea of there being more Star Wars," so the Nick Fury of "The Avengers" excitedly told E! News. "It's like, okay, Obi-Wan was dead when episode four started, so maybe everyone thinks I'm dead and we'll find out what happened to Mace Windu."
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Artist of the Week: Keyshia Cole

December 10, 2012 07:11:43 GMT


Keyshia Cole made her personal statement to women in "Woman to Woman" and succesfully caught the hearts of music lovers. Describing the album as a "return to her roots" and a dedication to "her ladies," the R&B singer posted her fifth consecutive top ten album with the said effort.

Despite criticisms over the album's similarity with that of Mary J. Blige, it managed to debut at No. 10 on the US Billboard 200 chart. It soared higher at the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, peaking at No. 2 with its first single "Enough of No Love" featuring Lil Wayne reaching as high as No. 7 on R&B singles chart.
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Brandi Glanville to Get Surgery to Remove Breast Tumor

December 10, 2012 07:01:15 GMT


Brandi Glanville will go under the knife to remove a benign tumor in her breast. "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star is scheduled to get the surgery on Wednesday, December 12.

"I am having surgery this week and am relieved it's going to be over with," the former wife of Eddie Cibrian tells In Touch. "It's a blessing the tumor is non-cancerous."
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PSY Performs at 'Christmas in Washington' Gig Amidst Anti-American Rap Controversy

December 10, 2012 06:51:17 GMT


Dressed up in his usual shockingly bright and shimmering sequined suit, Internet superstar PSY performed at the 31st annual "Christmas in Washington" benefit show which was taped on Sunday, December 9 at Washington D.C.'s National Building Museum. President Barack Obama and family also attended the event that benefits the Children's National Medical Center. Singers Diana Ross, Demi Lovato, Scotty McCreery, Chris Mann, and "Smash" star Megan Hilty were also present at the holiday concert taping.

PSY, who recently released a public apology for his decade-old Anti-American song and videos against the U.S. military and the war in Iraq, kicked off his performance with the holiday classic "The Christmas Song". However, that number did not last long as the South Korean rapper, born Park Jae-Sang, leaped to his ever-reliable hit "Gangnam Style" to liven up the crowd. The Washington VIPs in the building managed to stay throughout PSY's amusing, and at the same time baffling performance.
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Andy Serkis Explains Why It's Hard to Return as Gollum in 'The Hobbit'

December 10, 2012 06:38:41 GMT


Playing Gollum in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy had changed Andy Serkis' life as an actor. He successfully brought the first photo-realistic character to life using the motion-capture performance, and since then became a digital acting specialist in a number of successful films. Despite all the success, Serkis admitted that reprising his iconic role as Gollum in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" was not as easy as it might seem.

"Every single day of my life I'm reminded of Gollum in some shape or form, with someone walking up to me asking me to do his voice," Serkis shared to Hero Complex. "For the first couple of days [on set] I felt like I was doing a huge impersonation of a character I had done 12 years ago. It was a peculiar sensation. It took time to emotionally connect with him."
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Jenni Rivera's Death Confirmed by Her Father and Brothers


December 10, 2012 06:26:24 GMT


Soon after the plane carrying Jenni Rivera was found with no signs of survivors, her family issued a statement confirming her death. Her father Pedro and her brothers Gustavo and Juan Rivera spoke to the reporters outside their Lakewood, California home.

They said of Jenni's legacy and thanked fans for their support throughout the years. "She never gave up and she was good to everyone," Pedro said lovingly of his daughter.
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'Dexter' Season 7 Finale Preview: The End Is Here


December 10, 2012 06:21:32 GMT


"Dexter" can't run away from his crimes in the season 7 finale of the series. A preview for the episode teases that the serial killer has to make a decision about how to protect himself when LaGuerta closes in on his secret.

While the voice of Harry inside Dexter's head tells him to escape, Dexter has his own plan and is determined not to let Deb take the fall for what he did. Deb herself seemingly knows LaGuerta's plan to frame her brother and confronts the Captain.
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Rumor: Lindsay Lohan Struggling to Pay Her Rent


December 10, 2012 05:55:41 GMT


Lindsay Lohan may be in danger of getting kicked out of a Beverly Hills home she's currently staying. According to a report from TMZ, she barely has money to pay her monthly rent and wants to back out of the lease she signed earlier this year after she was signed on to "Liz & Dick".

She's confident that her role as Hollywood dame Elizabeth Taylor in the TV movie would put her acting career back on fast track, but it turned out the project was panned by critics. Her tax debt that led to IRS seizing her bank accounts is believed have made the situation worse for her.
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Gwen Stefani and Husband Gavin Rossdale Perform 'Glycerine' Live

December 10, 2012 04:55:53 GMT


Gwen Stefani, lead singer of No Doubt, joined her husband, Bush's frontman Gavin Rossdale, for a rare duet during KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas. The couple performed the Bush hit single "Glycerine" over the weekend, at the same annual event where the two met 17 years ago in a dressing room.

Rossdale's band Bush were performing that night when Stefani stepped in to join Rossdale during his rendition of "Glycerine" for an appearance that surprised the crowd. It started out with Rossdale on the stage with just his guitar, singing the first verse, then Stefani popped-in by the second verse, sending the crowd to go wild. The band joined in at the end and the two rocked-out to finish the song.
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'The Amazing Race 21' Finale: The Underdog Team Wins $1 Million

December 10, 2012 04:45:46 GMT


"The Amazing Race" has unveiled the winner of its 21st installment. The season finale aired Sunday, December 9 kicked off with four teams, Lexi & Trey, James & Jaymes, Josh & Brent and Natalie & Nadiya jetting off from Mallorca, Spain to Loire Valley, France.

Twin sisters Natalie & Nadiya had to complete Speed Bump first for finishing last in the previous leg, while the other three teams had to pick up eight empty crates and load them into the Fird Escape before heading over to Leonardo Da Vinci's final resting place, Chateau d'Amboise. The three teams were working together and quickly finished the challenge.
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'Iron Man 3' Casts Wang Xuequi as Dr. Wu

December 10, 2012 04:45:41 GMT


Marvel's "Iron Man 3" has just expanded its cast ensemble. The highly-anticipated armored hero movie has added leading Chinese actor Wang Xuequi as Dr. Wu, Deadline reports. The last-minute addition took place shortly before the film kicks off its production in Beijing on Monday, December 10.

Before Xuequi snatched the role, famed Hong Kong actor Andy Lau was eyed to join the latest "Iron Man" film. He later bailed out of the project and Xuequi was rumored to replace Lau as Chen Lu a.k.a Radioactive Man. However, insiders insisted that Xueqi's role "is not a huge part."
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The Rolling Stones Rock New York With 50th Anniversary Tour

December 10, 2012 04:29:18 GMT


The Rolling Stones kicked off the U.S. leg of their "50 and Counting...The Rolling Stones Live" tour last Saturday, December 8 and proved to fans that they still got what it took to fill a venue and give a powerful, rocking performance for their audience. Frontman Mick Jagger and the rest of the group averaging 68-plus in age were all exuberantly filled with energy as they gave age-defying renditions of old and new hits alike. Jagger howled, ran, danced, and reminisced about the band's glorious days and thanked the crowd for their continuous support through the years.

During the two-and-a-half hours show at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, the Stones performed 20 of their greatest hits and gave 3 encore performances. Special guest Mary J. Blige joined Jagger for an edgy take on "Gimme Shelter", which then gave the crowd goosebumps as Blige belted her high notes for the song. The equally exciting encore included "You Can't Always Get What You Want", "Jumping Jack Flash" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction".
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Details of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Nine-Minute Prologue

December 10, 2012 04:19:34 GMT


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Before unveiling its nine-minute footage at selected IMAX theaters on December 14, "Star Trek Into Darkness" revealed the much-awaited preview on Sunday evening, December 9. Hosted by Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot, the secret screening was attended by press who were not allowed to let slip specific details of the clip. However, Coming Soon managed to share a brief description of the footage, which reportedly still didn't uncover the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch's villainous character.

According to the site, the footage [SPOILER ALERT!] basically sparked more questions instead of answering fans' curiosity on the plot of the film. Besides not revealing who was the mystery villain, the footage also hinted that many of the scenes showcased in the recently-released trailer were "actually part of a separate adventure that joins the Enterprise crew in media res."
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Dallas Cowboys' Josh Brent Released From Jail After Killing His Teammate in Car Crash

December 10, 2012 04:16:55 GMT


Josh Brent has been released from prison on $500,000 bond after taken into custody on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter following a fatal car accident that killed his Dallas Cowboys teammate Jerry Brown. The car crash happened in Irving, Texas, early Saturday morning, December 8.

Brent, 24, sat behind the wheel when the car hit an "outside curb, causing the vehicle to flip at least one time before coming to rest in the middle of the service road." Brown, 25, who was in the passenger seat was pronounced dead after taken to a nearby hospital, while Brent only suffered "minor scrapes."
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Adam Lambert Duets With Cyndi Lauper for 'Mad World'


December 10, 2012 03:39:40 GMT


One of Adam Lambert's best-known performances on "American Idol" was his rendition of Tears for Fears' "Mad World". Years later, he got on stage again and performed the classic hit, this time with one of his idols, 80's icon Cyndi Lauper, singing on the chorus. The glam artists performed the duet Saturday night, December 8 at Lauper's benefit concert for homeless LGBT youth held at the Beacon Theater in New York City.

Lambert, who looked very distinguished with his new mustache and up do, first appeared on stage to introduce the performance. The 30-year-old suddenly turned all boyish and giggly when he mentioned his surprise duet to the screaming theatre crowd. "Look who I get to do a duet with! OMG! I can't believe she asked me to do this! This is amazing!" expressed Lambert.
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L.A. Film Critics Choose 'Amour' as Best Film of the Year

December 10, 2012 03:23:44 GMT


After New York Film Critics Circle revealed its winners last week, this time it's Los Angeles Film Critics Association which announced the winners of its awards on Sunday, December 9. Naming Michael Haneke's romantic drama "Amour" its Best Film of the year, the association also hailed Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" as the runner-up for the coveted title.

In addition to claiming the top prize, the French movie collected the Best Actress award for Emmanuelle Riva. She was tied for the title with Jennifer Lawrence for her well-reviewed performance in "Silver Linings Playbook". As for the Best Actor, the prize went to Joaquin Phoenix for his role in "Master", while Denis Lavant became the runner-up thanks to his acting stint in "Holy Motors".
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Australian Radio Station Fires Back at Hospital in the Death of Kate Middleton's Nurse


December 10, 2012 03:19:08 GMT


Amidst backlashes over the shocking death of Kate Middleton's nurse after she took a prank call from 2Day FM's hosts, Southern Cross Austereo which owns the radio station points its finger at the King Edward VII Hospital. Sandy Kaye, a spokesperson for Austereo, believes the hospital is responsible for Jacintha Saldanha's death.

While the hospital insisted no punishment was given to Jacintha who transferred the hoax call to Kate's ward and led DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian to speak to another nurse who later gave full update on the pregnant Duchess, the radio station urges the hospital to "do its homework" before blaming someone else.
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Videos: Ne-Yo Performs on 'Saturday Night Live' for the First Time

December 10, 2012 03:08:33 GMT


R&B crooner Ne-Yo fulfilled one of his longtime dreams over the weekend when he performed two hits from his latest album "R.E.D. (Realizing Every Dream)" on the highly popular TV show "Saturday Night Live". That was the rapper/singer's first time to take the stage of the famous variety show. He also supported actor/singer Jamie Foxx who was taking on the hosting role for the second time.

Ending an otherwise lackluster episode hosted by Foxx, Ne-Yo served as the saving-grace highlight of the show that night, when he wowed the studio audience with his hallmark performance. He started things off with the dance-pop tune "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)", now already a top ten single, composed by singer-songwriter Sia Furler. His trademark choreography was embellished with Michael Jackson moves, clearly showing the influence the King of Pop had on Ne-Yo's repertoire.
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Video: Jamie Foxx Mocks President Obama, Takes on Tyler Perry on 'SNL'

December 10, 2012 02:54:56 GMT


Jamie Foxx touched a risky issue during his "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig. The actor declared that "black is the new white" and gave a proof by pointing out that his "Django Unchained" character, a former slave, killed "all white people in the movie."

He went on predicting that President Barack Obama would go more black in his second term after letting his white side rule in his first term. "The next four years he's even changing his name to President Barack Dikembe Mutombo Tupac Mandela Hussein Obama X," he jokingly claimed.
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Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion' Debuts Futuristic First Trailer


December 10, 2012 02:35:45 GMT


Tom Cruise's "Oblivion" finally debuts its first trailer, which boasts highly-concepted scenes of a desolate world in the future. The video looks visually stunning with Cruise's character embarking on a battle against an alien race, which appearance is pretty much unclear. There are also scenes of him getting captured by a certain organization, and encountering a mysterious woman in a spaceship.

"Oblivion" is an original and groundbreaking cinematic event that takes place on a spectacular future Earth. At the time, the planet has evolved beyond recognition, and one man's confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.
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Plane of Missing Singer Jenni Rivera Found Badly Destroyed Without Any Survivors


December 10, 2012 02:15:18 GMT


American-Mexican singer Jenni Rivera is believed to have been killed in a plane crash on early Sunday, December 9. Two helicopters were sent to assist the search of the missing plane. The U.S.-registered Learjet 25 carrying the 43-year-old artist was found in the northern state of Nuevo Leon, and no one survived the accident.

"Everything points to that this is the plane," said Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, minister of transportation and communications. "This is what's so regrettable, that it was so badly destroyed that there's nothing recognizable." The mother of five and grandmother of two, along with her publicist, lawyer, makeup artist, was reportedly on board along with two pilots.
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Box Office: 'Skyfall' Reclaims Champion Title, 'Playing for Keeps' Fails

December 10, 2012 02:06:26 GMT


In its fifth week of playing in the North American cinemas, Sam Mendes' "Skyfall" returns to the top spot of box office. Collecting $10.7 million, the James Bond movie continues to break record as the highest-grossing movie from Sony Pictures. It grosses $918 million worldwide, defeating Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3" which took in $890 million in 2007.

The Daniel Craig-starring film beats defending-champion "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part II", which now falls to the third spot after topping the chart for three weeks in a row. The vampire movie, which becomes the highest grosser in the franchise, bags $9.1 million for a total domestic gross of $268.7 million.
 
 
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