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April 05, 2013

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Angelina Jolie Honors Young Activist Malala Yousafzai at Women in the World Gala

April 05, 2013 09:26:02 GMT


Angelina Jolie attended 2013 Women in the World summit at Lincoln Center in New York City on Thursday, April 4 along with the likes of Meryl Streep. The actress paid tribute to Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old girl from Pakistan who was shot in the head for advocating girls' education.

"Here's what they accomplished," the special envoy for the U.N. refugee agency said of Yousafzai's attackers in the emotional tribute to introduce the little girl to the crowd. "They shot her point blank range in the head - and made her stronger. The brutal attempt to silence her voice made it stronger."
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Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Bruce Springsteen Headline Rock in Rio Festival

April 05, 2013 09:20:48 GMT


The Rock in Rio Festival has long been known for hosting the biggest names in music and this year is definitely no exception as it announced pop/R 'n' B superstars Beyonce Knowles and Justin Timberlake, and The Boss himself Bruce Springsteen as headliners. The rock and roll icon will play with his E Street Band, as other top bands Bon Jovi, Metallica, Iron Maiden and Muse also headline the seven-day music fest.

Taking place over two weekends on from September 13 to 15 and September 19 to 22 in Rio de Janiero in Brazil, the festival will showcase the best artists from many different genres. There's R 'n' B diva Alicia Keys, blues singer and guitarist John Mayer, indie rock band Florence and the Machine, soul/jazz singer Kimbra and even DJ David Guetta to serve the diverse audience's preferences.
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Benedict Cumberbatch Set to Star in Guillermo del Toro's 'Crimson Peak'

April 05, 2013 09:17:42 GMT


Guillermo del Toro has brought another A-list actor for his upcoming haunted house thriller. "War Horse" actor Benedict Cumberbatch is confirmed to star in the Legendary Entertainment-produced film.

The English actor has signed up to join the cast ensemble, which has included "Deadfall" actor Charlie Hunnam and "The Amazing Spider-Man" actress Emma Stone. Slated to begin production in February 2014, the film is eyeing a 2015 release.
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Robert Downey Jr. Goes 'Gangnam Style' With His Zip Down in South Korea

April 05, 2013 09:00:48 GMT


Robert Downey Jr. celebrated his 48th birthday on Tuesday, April 4 during the special screening of "Iron Man 3" in South Korea. Wearing a black tuxedo, he walked on the red carpet, greeted fans, and did interviews. However, the actor apparently had a slight wardrobe malfunction as he forgot to pull up the zipper of his trousers when he danced "Gangnam Style".

Downey arrived in Seoul on Wednesday, April 3. He was spotted signing autographs and flashing a wide grin to local fans that waited for him at Gimpo Airport. The day after, during a press conference and photo call at the Conrad Hotel in Seoul, he also spontaneously broke out some "Gangnam Style" moves next to a life-size Iron Man figure.
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Ryan Lochte Stars on Reality Show to Become the Next Kim Kardashian

April 05, 2013 08:57:54 GMT


Ryan Lochte is going to appear on a reality show "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?" which will be premiered on E! on April 21. On Thursday, April 4, Ryan told Hollywood Reporter that he decided to take the new route so that he became the next Kim Kardashian.

"I have the most respect for her with her business and what she's done. She started from nothing and now look at her. You can ask anyone and they're going to know who she is. She's handled herself really well throughout the years of doing her own show. She's a star," Ryan said. "That's what I want to do," he added.
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'Great Gatsby' Latest Trailer Features New Music by Beyonce and Lana Del Rey

April 05, 2013 08:50:53 GMT


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Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted a new trailer for "The Great Gatsby". Narrated by Nick Carraway, the video has very little scenes featuring the would-be writer portrayed by Tobey Maguire as it focuses on Jay Gatsby's romantic relationship with Daisy. A glimpse of Gatsby's seemingly dark secret is also shared, as the video shares more scenes of Daisy's husband, Tom Buchanan.

The vibrant visuals are made more dramatic with the song accompanying it. Beyonce Knowles and Andre 3000's (Andre Benjamin) collaboration for "Back to Black" cover, Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful", as well as Florence and the Machine's "Over the Love" are teased in the film's latest sneak peek.
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Lance Armstrong Barred From Swimming Event Due to Doping Scandal


April 05, 2013 08:28:25 GMT


Lance Armstrong is no longer scheduled to compete in the U.S. Masters Swimming. The disgraced athlete who was banned from cycling for life by the Anti-Doping Agency was originally set to compete against other swimmers this coming weekend, but now he is forced to withdraw from the swimming event in his hometown of Austin after the International Swimming Federation (FINA) ruled he should be banned from the event.

Rob Butcher, executive director of U.S. Masters Swimming, explained the situation in a statement to CNN, "The word back is that he is not eligible to participate in our competition because FINA follows the WADA code -- the World Anti-Doping Authority code." He added, "So the takeaway is: while he has entered and you'll see him on a heat sheet, he is not eligible to participate in that event. Or any other U.S.M.S competition."
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'Jurassic Park IV' to Feature New Terrifying Dinosaur

April 05, 2013 08:24:19 GMT


"Jurassic Park IV" will debut a never-before-seen deadly dinosaur. Having been serving on the franchise as the dino advisor, Jack Horner confirms the news to USA Today. "I can't actually tell you who that will be. But you'll want to keep the lights on after you see this movie," the paleontologist says.

In development over 11 years, the fourth film was finally confirmed to be produced early this year. Steven Spielberg, the director of the first two installments, is executive producing, while Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley are serving as the producers. On board the project to provide the script are Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.
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'Pee Wee Herman' Star Joins 'Once Upon a Time' Spin-Off

April 05, 2013 07:54:31 GMT


"Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" has cast another key character. The "Once Upon a Time" spin-off, which was previously called "Once: Wonderland", has tapped "Pee Wee Herman" star Paul Reubens to voice The White Rabbit.

Coming from "Once" creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, the new project is set in pre-curse Wonderland and is told through the point of view of Alice. "The idea is not a spin-off in the traditional sense - another five-year, 22-episode series," Kitsis once said about the potential new series. "It's much more in the vein of an 'American Horror Story', with a beginning, middle, and end."
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Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan to Open 2013 ACM Awards With Miranda Lambert

April 05, 2013 07:51:12 GMT


What's better to do when you have two country superstars hosting this year's Academy of Country Music Awards? What else than to have them headline the opening performance of the night, which is what Dick Clark Productions and the ACM will have Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan do on April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Shelton and Bryan will be performing alongside another crooner, Brad Paisley on guitars, the Grammy Award-winning Sheryl Crow, and the Pistol Annies trio of Ashley Monroe, Angeleena Presley and Shelton's equally popular wife, Miranda Lambert. They will all perform Shelton's new single "Boys 'Round Here", the second track to be released off his album "Based on a True Story", following the lead single "Sure Be Cool If You Did" released last February.
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Magic Johnson Opens Up About Gay Son and Supports Him 'a Million Percent'


April 05, 2013 07:37:27 GMT


After his son was spotted walking hand-in-hand with rumored boyfriend, Magic Johnson opened up about his 20-year-old son's sexuality. Sitting down for an interview with TMZ, the former NBA star revealed that he and his wife, Cookie, figured out their son's homosexuality nearly eight years ago.

"We've known for a long time that my son EJ was gay. It's interesting when you're his parents," Johnson explained. He estimated his son was 12 or 13 years old at that time. "We finally had to sit down and talk about it. I told him, 'Look, I'm gonna love you regardless, just let me know. Are you, or aren't you?' And finally he said, 'Yes, I am.' "
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Report: Director Justin Lin Passes on 'Fast and Furious 7'

April 05, 2013 07:29:47 GMT


"Fast and Furious 7" may have a new director. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Justin Lin will not return to the movie franchise about underground street racing and illegal heists after directing "Fast and Furious 6" which is scheduled to start viewing across the country on May 24.

Lin reportedly passes on the seventh installment of the Vin Diesel-starring film due to the timing. Rumor has it, he isn't into Universal's plan to have the next sequel on a fast track for a possible release in the summer of 2014. He feels "the rush would not result in his best work."
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Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z Visit Cuba on Fifth Wedding Anniversary

April 05, 2013 07:13:33 GMT


Beyonce Knowles and husband Jay-Z spent their fifth wedding anniversary in Havana, Cuba. On Wednesday night, April 3, the couple had dinner in an exclusive restaurant La Guarida. Law enforcement officers had to be called to secure the area because fans and well-wishers swarmed the restaurant to see a glimpse of their favorite celebrities.

La Guardia's employee told Associated Press that Beyonce and Jay-Z had Cuban dish, such as fish, chicken, black beans and rice. The couple's mothers also joined them. According to waitress Silvia Fernandez, Beyonce took a tour in the restaurant and saw pictures of previous celebrities who dined in La Guardia, including Jack Nicholson, Jodie Foster, Danny Glover, Will Smith and James Belushi.
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Video: Carrie Underwood and Casey James Perform on 'American Idol' Results Show

April 05, 2013 06:51:39 GMT


As "American Idol" season twelve bid goodbye to contestant Burnell Taylor, the show said "welcome back" to season four's big winner Carrie Underwood and season nine's finalist Casey James on April 4. The two former contestants dropped by the show to sing their respective singles before host Ryan Seacrest finally revealed the results of last night's Top 7 rock sing-off.

Six-time Grammy Award-winning country star Underwood performed her new single "See You Again" from her album "Blown Away". The 30-year-old singer has been back on the "Idol" stage countless of times before over the past eight years since she won the popular TV reality singing competition. She held back some tears during the short chit-chat with Seacrest after her performance, as she professed her love for the show that had brought her much fame and success.
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks Team Up for Mikhail Gorbachev Biopic

April 05, 2013 06:44:09 GMT


Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks are working together behind the scenes of TV movie "Gorbachev". The two actors, through their respective production companies Appian Way and Playtone, join forces with HBO Films to develop the biopic about former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.

The film will chronicle Gorbachev's time as president through the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union with former "Hell on Wheels" showrunner John Shiban penning the script. Gorbachev, the first and last President of the Soviet Union, serves as a consultant on the project.
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Alec Baldwin's Daughter Makes Modeling Debut in New York Post

April 05, 2013 06:44:02 GMT


Ireland Baldwin started her modeling career by appearing in The New York Post. The daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger was clad in bikini as she posed on a yacht on Tuesday afternoon, April 2. It was Ireland's first photoshoot after she joined IMG Models.

In the accompanying editorial, she explains as to why she appears in the Post despite her father's feud with the daily publication's reporter and photographer back in February. "You know, he has his own agenda and I have my own. I think he's very outspoken and he has his opinions, and he's him and I'm me, and I know he's done things that he regrets himself and that he's sorry for, but you know, the past is the past," Ireland says.
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Amanda Bynes Says She Has Eating Disorder

April 05, 2013 06:40:53 GMT


It looks like Amanda Bynes tries to defend her weight gain after she herself tweeted last month that she looked "pudgy" along with a selfie that saw her flaunting her ample cleavage. "I have an eating disorder so I have a hard time staying thin," she wrote Thursday night, April 4.

She was also not impressed by the photos used by the media. "They write a news article about every tweet I write and I hate the pictures they choose. They repeat what I tweet then add a bad photo," she complained. "Only use photos from my twitter when writing an article about me."
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Chloe Moretz Has Deadly Telekinetic Power in First 'Carrie' Trailer

April 05, 2013 06:35:04 GMT


The first trailer for the upcoming Kimberly Peirce-directed film "Carrie" has been unveiled on the web. The video highlights a tormented shy girl Carrie (Chloe Moretz) transforming into a deadly girl as she discovers her dangerous telekinetic power.

As seen in the teaser, Carrie is often subjected to bullying by her classmates and to abuse by her mother Margaret (Julianne Moore). As the young girl discovers her secret telekinetic power, things begin to change. The clip later sees her levitating her mother and turning her high school prom into a complete mess.
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Rick Ross Offers Faint Apology Anew for Date Rape Lyrics, Gets More Flak

April 05, 2013 06:34:13 GMT


Maybach Music Group mogul Rick Ross has apologized for a second time for the controversial lyrics in track "U.O.E.N.O" off his mixtape "Gift of Gab 2". Instead of calming the critics down, he seems to have riled up them even more. The 37-year-old rapper is getting slammed for the lines "Put molly all in her champagne, she ain't even know it/ I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain't even know it," which activists say is a clear rap about date rape.

Rozay issued his first apology last week over at New Orleans radio station Q93 as he explained, "It was misunderstanding with a lyric, a misinterpretation where the term 'rape' wasn't used. And I would never use the term 'rape' in my records." Many felt his statement was a sorry excuse and that the rap star didn't need to use the word rape in order to condone date rape.
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Madonna's Daughter Lourdes Leon Dating 'Homeland' Actor

April 05, 2013 05:08:25 GMT


Lourdes Leon, Madonna's daughter, is reportedly dating former "Homeland" actor Timothee Chalamet. A source told New York Post that the pair who went to the same school, La Guardia High School of Performing Arts, were open about their love life. "It's common knowledge at the school that the pair are dating," said the source.

Another source confirmed the news and said that the couple hadn't been dating for too long. "Dating is a loose term for it, but yes, they are teenagers being teenagers so I guess you can call it that," the source explained. "It has not been going on for very long at all."
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Rihanna's Home Targeted in New 'Swatting' Prank

April 05, 2013 04:57:30 GMT


Rihanna becomes the latest victim in a series of swatting pranks after P. Diddy, Paris Hilton and the Kardashian family were targeted in the similar hoax emergency calls this year. On April 4, police officers came rushing to her house in Los Angeles after they received a distressed call giving a bogus tip about a home invasion.

The Los Angeles Police Department informed E! News that someone called 911 Thursday shortly after 3 P.M. The caller alarmed the cops saying that there were 2 armed men at RiRi's residence and a person in the singer's Pacific Palisades house got shot. The officers found nothing happened though, upon their arrivals on the scene.
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Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry Spoof 'The Color Purple' for OWN Ad

April 05, 2013 04:40:55 GMT


Madea crosses path with Sofia of "The Color Purple" in an OWN commercial. Oprah Winfrey reprises her Oscar-nominated role from the Steven Spielberg-directed movie, teaming up with Tyler Perry who appears as his beloved character Madea in the parody to promote Perry's upcoming new series on the network.

In the video, Perry's Madea bumps into Winfrey's Sofia on a dirt road. He asks for directions to OWN, but she replies dramatically, "All my life I had to fight. I had to fight to impress folks. I had to fight the ratings. I had to fight them haters. Girl, child, it ain't safe in the world for a cable channel."
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Nicole Kidman Secretly Filming Cameo for 'Anchorman' Sequel

April 05, 2013 04:05:51 GMT


Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman will apparently appear in another comedy film. After starring in Adam Sandler-starring film "Just Go With It", the wife of Keith Urban allegedly has a cameo in "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" and has reportedly shot her brief appearance in Atlanta.

Details of Kidman's uncredited role are not revealed. However, The Hollywood Reporter learns that she will be joined by Frat Pack members Vince Vaughn and Luke Wilson, who are said to make brief appearances too in the upcoming comedy film.
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Lana Del Rey, will.i.am, Fergie and More Sing on Jay-Z's 'Great Gatsby' Soundtrack

April 05, 2013 04:04:48 GMT


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When rap mogul Jay-Z said he's bringing the world's top musical artists together for The Great Gatsby" soundtrack he has signed on to executive produce, the 43-year-old superstar really put his money where his mouth is. After it was announced a few days ago that his wife Beyonce Knowles would be covering Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" with Andre 3000 a.k.a Andre Benjamin, Interscope Records has now unveiled the full track list to reveal more A-list acts in the roster.

Indie pop star Lana del Rey lends her vocals and songwriting skills on "Young and Beautiful", a writing collaboration with the movie's director, Baz Luhrmann, and the first single to be released off the much-anticipated soundtrack. Of course, the album won't be complete without a song from Jay-Z himself, whose "100$ Bill" is the first title in the 14-track compilation.
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'Game of Thrones' Actress Lena Headey Explains Financial Struggles in Court Documents

April 05, 2013 03:52:46 GMT


One day after Lena Headey was reported being dead broke, details of her financial woes were revealed. In court documents she filed in response to her estranged husband's legal request for half of their 2011 tax refund, she said the problems arose during their marriage after she stopped working due to her pregnancy.

The 39-year-old actress married Peter Loughran, a musician, in 2007 and gave birth to their first and only child, Wylie, in 2010. The "Game of Thrones" star claimed they, after she was jobless, "burned through their savings" and "incurred a substantial amount of consumer debt to pay for our living expense during marriage."
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Jada Pinkett Smith Addresses Open Marriage Rumor, Says Will Smith 'Can Do Whatever' He Wants

April 05, 2013 03:42:52 GMT


Jada Pinkett Smith discussed "persistent" open-marriage rumor which hit her and husband Will Smith in an interview with Marc Lamont Hill on HuffPost Live. Marc asked Jada, "Is it true?" The actress replied, "I think, no, I think people get that idea because Will and I are very relaxed with one another and I think because, from how I've answered questions."

"The Matrix Reloaded" actress explained further, "I've always told Will, you can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK. Because at the end of the day Will is his own man. I'm here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be, and that's not for me to do for him. Or vice-versa."
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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to Perform New Single at 2013 MTV Movie Awards

April 05, 2013 03:32:25 GMT


Rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are slated to perform at this year's MTV Movie Awards that will take place on April 14 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. MTV announced that the "Thrift Shop" hitmakers would debut their new single "Can't Hold Us", the latest cut off their gold-certified album "The Heist" released last year.

Other stellar performances lined up for the awards ceremony that will be broadcast starting at 9 P.M. ET will be coming from the cast of "Pitch Perfect" who will be singing live onstage for the first time. One of its main stars, actress Rebel Wilson who's also star of "Bridesmaids", will be handling the hosting chores for the night.
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Video: Chelsea Handler and Conan O'Brien's Nude Shower Fight in 'Chelsea Lately' Skit


April 05, 2013 03:16:01 GMT


Chelsea Handler stripped down to her birthday suit once again for a sketch on "Chelsea Lately" aired Wednesday night, April 3, this time co-starring Conan O'Brien. The "CONAN" host entered the shower room naked much to Handler's dismay, alluding to her previous nude shower confrontation with Sandra Bullock.

"How do people keep getting in here?" Handler asked, to which O'Brien replied, "This is my studio. You stole it, remember? I still have the key. Plus, this is the best water pressure in Hollywood." The two then argued about who deserved the studio and its luxurious parking space, which O'Brien said is four inches wider than his current parking space.
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President Obama and Hollywood Celebrities Pay Tribute to Roger Ebert

April 05, 2013 03:11:02 GMT


Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic, died from cancer at the age of 70 on Thursday, April 4 in Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times, where he worked for more than four decades, reported the sad news. "We were getting ready to go home today for hospice care, when he looked at us, smiled, and passed away," said his wife, Chaz Ebert. "No struggle, no pain, just a quiet, dignified transition."

President Barack Obama, as well as director Darren Aronofsky, actor Justin Long and other Hollywood celebrities paid tribute to the famous film critic who expressed his appreciation for great films with his "two thumbs up" line. "Michelle and I are saddened to hear about the passing of Roger Ebert. For a generation of Americans -and especially Chicagoans- Roger was the movies," President Obama said in a statement.
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Jeremy Irons Worries Same-Sex Marriage Could Lead to Legalized Incest


April 05, 2013 02:57:43 GMT


Jeremy Irons may have caused debates for invoking incest into a discussion about gay marriage. The actor, who plays pope in Showtime's historical drama "The Borgias", said in an interview with HuffPost Live he's concerned that marriage equality would lead to incest.

"It's a very interesting one, and I don't really have a strong feeling," the 64-year-old actor said when asked about the fights to legalize same-sex marriage. "It seems to me that now they're fighting for the name and I worry that it means somehow we debase or we change what marriage is."
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Queen Elizabeth II Receives Honorary BAFTA Award

April 05, 2013 02:50:26 GMT


The reception held by British Academy Film and Television Awards on Thursday, April 4 saw the recognition of Queen Elizabeth II's longstanding support in British film and television industry. British stars gathered at Windsor Castle to honor the queen with an honorary BAFTA award.

Northern Irish-born actor and film director Kenneth Branagh was given the honor to present the award to the queen, who looked delighted and a little surprised when standing on the stage. Branagh himself was previously knighted by Her Majesty for his achievements in film industry.
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'American Idol' Shocking Results: Burnell Taylor Out, Lazaro Arbos in the Top 3

April 05, 2013 02:13:21 GMT


Another week, another guys is eliminated on "American Idol" season 12. Receiving the same fate as Curtis Finch Jr., Paul Jolley and Devin Velez who were sent home earlier, Burnell Taylor got the boot on the April 4 results show.

The 19-year-old New Orleans native sang India.Arie's "Ready for Love" for his survival song, but the judges decided not to keep him on the show. "Unfortunately, Ryan, we're not going to use it," Randy Jackson announced. "Sorry, Burnell. Good luck, good luck. We love you."
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Nicki Minaj Launches Special Pink Pill Edition of Beats by Dr. Dre

April 05, 2013 02:11:32 GMT


Nicki Minaj might have changed her outlandish style into a more normal look, as she said to MTV, but pink is definitely still her favorite color. The rapstress is teaming up with Dr. Dre's Beat Electronics to launch a limited edition of Pill portable wireless Bluetooth speaker.

"I am so excited about this product. It's something I actually use," said Nicki. "It's a little tiny speaker that I can travel with yet the sound is incredibly loud and rich. I knew the Barbz would not only love it, but that they'd want it in pink! So, here ya go Barbz!!!! My PINK PILL!"
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'Arrested Development' Gets Premiere Date and Extra Episode

April 05, 2013 01:49:48 GMT


Netflix has finally set a premiere date for "Arrested Development" season 4. The Internet streaming media announced on its Twitter page that the new installment of the Mitchell Hurwitz-created series would launch 15 new episodes Sunday, May 26 at 12:01 A.M. PDT.

"We've made a huge mistake! There are actually 15 new episodes of @ArrestedDev on May 26," so it tweeted along with a poster featuring an orange storage compartment with the caption, "The final countdown begins."
 
 
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