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February 02, 2013

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Dave Grohl's Sound City Players Throw Three-Hour Gig in L.A., Book Sole New York Show

February 02, 2013 06:39:45 GMT


Dave Grohl and his Sound City Players rocked the Hollywood Palladium on January 31 night, playing a three-hour long show. Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty and members of Cheap Trick, Rage Against the Machine and Fear joined Grohl and his Foo Fighters for the classic rock-pop-punk extravaganza.

The performance followed the premiere of Grohl's "Sound City" documentary earlier in the evening. As soon as the film ended, fans trooped to the concert area. The Foo Fighters served as the night's backing band, kicking off the performances with a cover of Queens of the Stone Age's "Hanging Tree" with multi-instrumentalist Alain Johannes.
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Josh Radnor Breaks Up With Julia Jones

February 02, 2013 06:34:15 GMT


The star of popular CBS TV series "How I Met Your Mother", Josh Radnor, is single again. On Friday, February 1, the 38-year-old actor confirmed his breakup with "Twilight" star, Julia Jones, 32, after dating for more than one year. There's no word on the reason behind their split.

Radnor started dating Jones in late 2011 after breaking up with Lindsay Price whom he met on the set of "How I Met Your Mother" in 2009. Radnor said that he was attracted to Jones because she is "really intelligent".
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Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum Joins 'The Voice'

February 02, 2013 06:15:40 GMT


"The Voice" has tapped Hillary Scott as one of the guest mentors in the upcoming season 4. The only female member of Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum will team up with coach Adam Levine to mentor his team members.

"I was so happy that Hillary was interested in coming on 'The Voice' to mentor my team," Adam tells Access Hollywood. "She is an incredible performer and artist. I know my team will be able to learn a lot from her."
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Bar Refaeli's Lip-Locking Scene With a Nerd in Go Daddy's Super Bowl Ad Gets Censored

February 02, 2013 06:14:07 GMT


New Super Bowl ad for internet domain provider Go Daddy that features Bar Refaeli is deemed too hot for TV. The scene that features the former girlfriend of Leonardo DiCaprio kissing a chubby, bushy-haired Jesse Heiman is censored by CBS for being "indecent."

There are actually two versions of the commercial with one being more reserved that the other. "I think it's a good idea to have two versions so people can see the tame version and if they're interested see the wilder version," Jesse said on "Today" show. The tame version, however, is still too intense for the Sunday broadcast.
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Boxer Omar Henry Dies at 25 After Battling Cancer

February 02, 2013 06:09:26 GMT


Only a few days before his 26th birthday, unbeaten junior middleweight boxer Omar Henry died on Friday, February 1 due to complications from gall bladder cancer at the young age of 25. He passed away at the University of Chicago hospital where he was getting treatment and from where he still regularly communicated with fans via Facebook and Twitter, hopeful he would overcome the life-threatening illness.

Henry was first diagnosed with Stage 4 gall bladder cancer a few days before the biggest fight of his career. Upon experiencing severe abdominal pain a few days before his November 2012 fight with Juan Ubaldo Cabrera in South Florida, Henry was pulled out of the scheduled match and instead rushed to the emergency room of a nearby hospital, where he learned about his terminal illness.
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Audio: Drake Premieres New Song 'Started From the Bottom'


February 02, 2013 05:24:25 GMT


Ahead of his scheduled performance at the 2013 Grammy Awards, Toronto rapper Drake premiered his new track "Started from the Bottom". The Mike Zombie-produced new song, which he dropped online Friday night on SoundCloud, is the first single off his yet-to-be-titled third album.

Along with the song, Drake shared a letter to his fans on his blog, "Today is the day to begin sharing my newest work with you. This is the first single off of my upcoming album." He said of his beginnings in the business, "I did not buy my way into this spot and it was the furthest thing from easy to achieve. I am proud of every part of my past and I'm excited for this song to find a place in your life as well."
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Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys Dominate Music Winners at 2013 NAACP Image Awards

February 02, 2013 05:19:42 GMT


It's girl domination at the 44th annual NAACP Image Awards Friday night, February 1 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys scored double victory each in music categories along with another female act Mary Mary.

The late music icon Whitney grabbed Best Song prize for "I Look to You" that she worked with R. Kelly. She claimed her second award for Best Album, thanks to her posthumous greatest hits compilation "I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston".
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NAACP Image Awards 2013 TV Winners: 'Scandal' Is Outstanding Drama Series

February 02, 2013 05:12:00 GMT


As the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People held its annual awards show, "Scandal" snatched a coveted award in the TV field. The ABC hit series was named Outstanding Drama Series, beating other contenders which included "Boardwalk Empire", "Grey's Anatomy", "Treme" and "True Blood".

The Shonda Rhimes-created show also led Kerry Washington to win Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series prize. The Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, meanwhile, went to LL Cool J of "NCIS: Los Angeles".
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NAACP Image Awards 2013: 'Red Tails' and 'Django Unchained' Are Big Winners in Movie

February 02, 2013 04:34:49 GMT


Winners in movie categories at the 2013 NAACP Image Awards were announced on Friday, February 1. Taking home the top prize of best motion picture was Anthony Hemingway's Tuskegee drama "Red Tails". Producer George Lucas was on hand to pick up the award and he jokingly exclaimed, "Look, I beat Quentin Tarantino!"

Claiming the most trophies that night was "Django Unchained", which successfully brought Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington in winning the best supporting actor and supporting actress prizes respectively.
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Katie Couric and Larry King's Date: She Says 'He Lunged,' He Calls It a 'Hug'

February 02, 2013 04:29:32 GMT


Larry King has reacted to Katie Couric's revelation about their date years ago. The former "Good Morning America" host revealed about her awkward one-time date with King, who's 23 years her senior, during an interview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!".

While Couric remembered that "he lunged" at her, the CNN presenter had a different recollection of the evening. "You might call it a'lunge' @katiecouric but I remember it as a hug," he tweeted. "@jimmykimmel I deserve = time!"
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One Direction Releases Cover Art and Teaser of 'One Way or Another' Video

February 02, 2013 04:27:36 GMT


One Direction has extended their help to U.K. charity Comic Relief by covering the Blondie classic "One Way or Another" as the official 2013 Red Nose Day Charity single. The boys - Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles - have released a cute cover art for their new recording as well as an eight-and-a-half teaser clip of the boys rehearsing onstage during their Team 1D Japan Party gig, providing Directioners a sneak peek into their new track.

"We are really excited to be part of Red Nose Day this year," Horan spoke on behalf of the group. "We recorded Blondie's 'One Way or Another' and we really want the song to raise lots of money and for people to show their support by going out and buying themselves a copy."
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FOX Revives 'The Swan' With Female Celebrities


February 02, 2013 03:59:59 GMT


Almost a decade after it was canceled, "The Swan" will be back on the small screen. FOX announces that it is revamping the plastic surgery makeover series as a two-hour special with female celebrities.

To be called "Celebrity Swan", the new version will feature popular women as they are offered "the incredible opportunity to undergo physical, psychological and career changes as cameras follow them through the transformative process."
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Christina Ricci Engaged to James Heerdegen

February 02, 2013 03:58:55 GMT


After calling off her engagement with comedian Owen Benjamin in June 2009, 32-year-old actress Christina Ricci is now ready to walk down the aisle. She confirmed to Us Weekly on Friday, February 1 that she is now engaged to boyfriend James Heerdegen. At Friday's Makeup Forever event where she helped unveil the Make Up For Ever Remix Make Up Bag and Make Up For Ever Mobile Tour, she revealed that they got engaged last fall.

Ricci and Heerdegen first met in February 2012 on the set of Ricci's cancelled ABC series, "Pan Am", where Heerdegen worked as the dolly grip and they started dating afterwards. Since last October, the "Bel Ami" star has been seen wearing a ring which seems to be the engagement ring, but she refused to comment on the engagement speculation.
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Seth MacFarlane Serves James Bond's 'First Martini' in New Oscars Promo

February 02, 2013 03:55:12 GMT


Yet another funny Seth MacFarlane-starring Oscars promo has been shared online for viewing pleasure. This time around, the host of the upcoming Academy Awards pokes fun at another iconic movie franchise, James Bond.

The promo picks a bar scene from 1999's "The World Is Not Enough" where Pierce Brosnan tackled the 007 role. MacFarlane plays a bartender who serves a Martini for the handsome secret agent.
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Benedict Cumberbatch Replaces Leonardo DiCaprio as Alan Turing in 'Imitation Game'


February 02, 2013 03:10:27 GMT


Becoming one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood recently, Benedict Cumberbatch has just snatched another high-profile role for his new project. The "Sherlock" star has just been chosen to star as English famed mathematician Alan Turing in long-gestating project "The Imitation Game".

Deadline breaks the news that Cumberbatch is still in deep talks but he hasn't signed the deal. The project already taps "Headhunters" helmer Morten Tyldum to direct and Graham Moore to pen the script, which made the 2011 Black List.
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'American Idol' Hopeful Matt Farmer Admits to Lying About His Military Service


February 02, 2013 02:54:43 GMT


As people question the validity of his story about his military service, "American Idol" contestant Matt Farmer has come clean about it. To the Guardian of Valor which first pointed out his lies, the singing hopeful releases a statement admitting that he was lying about being injured in an IED explosion during his deployment.

"Everything you have read is correct. It was ALL lies," he writes. "I in fact HAVE lied since a younger age and had a problem with it. I am coming out and making a statement (even though I was instructed not to) because i DO want to come clean."
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Justin Timberlake Reunites With Director David Fincher for 'Suit and Tie' Video

February 02, 2013 02:44:18 GMT


Justin Timberlake has just revealed that he's working with his "The Social Network" director David Fincher for his much-anticipated "Suit & Tie" music video. This exciting detail was disclosed by the pop/dance superstar a week after he was spotted with his collaborator Jay-Z on the set of the video shoot.

It will be the famed Hollywood director's first music video since he directed Nine Inch Nails' "Only" back in 2005. Widely-acclaimed for films "Seven", "Fight Club" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", Fincher has his illustrious career started in making music videos, coming up with such iconic clips as Madonna's "Express Yourself" and "Vogue", George Michael's "Freedom '90" and Paula Abdul's "Forver Your Girl", "Straight Up" and "Cold Hearted", Billy Idol's "Cradle of Love" and Michael Jackson's "Who Is It?".
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Amanda Bynes Leaves Her NYC Apartment After Getting Complaints of Marijuana Smoke

February 02, 2013 02:32:36 GMT


Amanda Bynes has to find a new place to live. The "Easy A" star is packing up her stuff and leaving her apartment in New York City following an eviction threat from her landlord, who claimed that the starlet was a "disrespectful rule-breaker."

TMZ reports that moving trucks were spotted around the 26-year-old actress' NYC apartment on Friday, February 1. However, there were still no words on where the blond beauty would stay next after leaving the pad.
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'NCIS' Gets Season 11 Order


February 02, 2013 02:02:48 GMT


"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" will return for an eleventh season. The renewal comes as no surprise since the police procedural drama series has been named the most-watched TV program in the last two years.

Along with the announcement of the new season pickup, CBS reveals that lead actor and executive producer Mark Harmon has extended his contract with the show. His deal would have been up after the current tenth season.
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Emily VanCamp Is Steve Rogers' New Leading Lady in 'Captain America 2'

February 02, 2013 01:59:02 GMT


"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has finally found its female lead. Emily VanCamp has been picked to fill the coveted spot in the superhero movie about Steve Rogers, Deadline reports.

VanCamp's casting is quite a surprise since the actress' name was not mentioned in the list of candidates that was shared online last year. Though her role is still kept secret, it is believed that she will indeed play the new love interest of Chris Evans' titular superhero.
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Kris Humphries Works McDonald's Drive-Thru Window to Spread Kindness Spirit


February 02, 2013 01:34:40 GMT


Kris Humphries tried out a job which is far cry from his current profession by working the drive-thru window at McDonald's. The Brooklyn Nets player, along with teammate Andray Blatche and the team's mascot BrooklyKnight served, burgers, fries, and chicken nuggets to customers in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn on Thursday, January 31.

Kris' stint at the fast-food restaurant was to support a "Random Acts of Kindness" program. The nonprofit organization, which was established in 1995, aims to "help everyone create a better world by spreading awareness and increasing engagement in kind actions."
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Saoirse Ronan Tells a Terrifying Family Secret in First 'Byzantium' International Trailer

February 02, 2013 01:29:41 GMT


"Byzantium" gets its very first international trailer released online. Boasting quite intense scenes, the U.K. promo video sees Saoirse Ronan revealing her family secret. Turns out her mother Gemma Arterton is a wicked vampire who has been living for two centuries. The two ladies then form a lethal partnership and sometimes pose as sisters.

Ronan plays a girl named Eleanor. A natural introvert, her idea of a good time is to put pen to paper and reflect on her inner life. Her "sister" Clara (Arterton) is the complete opposite: extroverted and sexual, she struts around in stilettos and skin-tight garb, attracting hungry male gazes wherever she goes.
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Lady GaGa Fires Back at Former Assistant in Lawsuit Deposition

February 01, 2013 21:23:52 GMT


Lady GaGa is fuming at her former employee who sues her for alleged unpaid overtime. In an August 6 deposition, the singer threw a series of rants toward Jennifer O'Neill, saying her ex-assistant was "majorly unqualified" and calling her a "f**king hood rat who is suing me for money that she didn't earn."

"This whole case is bulls**t and you know it," the Mother Monsters said in rage. The singer insisted that Jennifer, who accused the star of owing her $393,000 in unpaid overtime, "knew exactly what she was getting into, and she knew there was no overtime." She said her former aide agreed to $75,000 salary a year.
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Jennifer Lawrence Reveals to Jimmy Kimmel: My Boobs Are Uneven

February 01, 2013 20:37:12 GMT


Jennifer Lawrence, who attended Golden Globe Awards and SAG Awards despite feeling unwell, talked about her bout with walking pneumonia in a recent visit to "Jimmy Kimmel Live!". After two shots of tequila and a beer, she made a quite revelation about her boobs.

The "Silver Linings Playbook" actress told Jimmy Kimmel that she left a doctor's office with a new concern after a check-up. "I just went to the doctor and I got a chest X-ray of my lungs and discovered that my breasts are uneven. That was all I saw," she said.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem Expecting Baby No. 2

February 01, 2013 19:48:02 GMT


Penelope Cruz, 38, is having a bun in the oven again, New York Post first reports. This is going to be her second child with her actor hubby Javier Bardem whom she married in July 2010 at a friend's home in the Bahamas.

A source tells E! News that the "Vanilla Sky" star is "around three months" pregnant. The bundle of joy will join big brother, Leonardo Encinas Bardem, who was born in January 2011 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
 
 
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