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April 27, 2013

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Ashanti Premieres 'Never Should Have' Music Video

April 27, 2013 06:38:20 GMT


R'n'B/hip-hop recording artist Ashanti has premiered a new music video and it's for her recently-released single "Never Should Have". The track, which serves as her comeback song, is the third single to be released off the 32-year-old entertainer's fifth studio album "Braveheart", her first album in five years, coming out on June 11.

The Grammy Award-winning R'n'B singer exposes her deeper side in the new four-minute clip, showing some raw emotion as she sings from several beautiful scenic spots cinematically shot and interspersed with scenes of a gay couple splitting up and an interracial couple towards the end. Director Sanji Senaka had quite a profound way of depicting what the song is trying to express.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Kate Middleton Joins Prince William and Harry in Warner Bros. Studio Tour

April 27, 2013 06:26:45 GMT


Kate Middleton, Prince William and Harry joined a tour at Warner Bros. Studio in Leavesden near London, on Friday, April 26. The royal family members spent their time in the studio where "Harry Potter" movies were filmed. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a polkadot dress and a black blazer, while the princes opted for suits.

According to Us Weekly, the three were joined by 500 children and their parents in the studio tour. The Duchess and her husband visited the set of Common Room, where Harry Potter and friends spent much of their leisure time. Tour instructor Scott Heron later gave them a lesson about "spell techniques." Prince Harry, who was fascinated at the set of Ron's house, did not join the lesson.
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Cory Monteith Reunites With Lea Michele After Completing Rehab

April 27, 2013 06:17:12 GMT


Cory Monteith reportedly completed rehab and was spotted reuniting with girlfriend Lea Michele at LAX on Friday morning, April 26. An eyewitness told E! News that the 30-year-old actor, who sported a new shorter haircut, and Michele looked "very happy" as they were "smiling the entire time."

A source said that Monteith flew from Antigua (apparently that's where his rehab facility was) to New York before he made his way to Los Angeles to meet up with Michele. The couple who stars on "Glee" might be heading somewhere else for a vacation since Michele was seen with her passport at the airport.
News > Movie News

Joss Whedon Teases New Characters in 'Avengers 2'

April 27, 2013 06:09:17 GMT


When attending the Hollywood premiere of "Iron Man 3" last Wednesday, April 24, director Joss Whedon shared a juicy detail on his upcoming project "The Avengers 2". The 48-year-old filmmaker revealed that fans would get to see two new characters in the film.

"I've been writing and meeting with actors and we're starting to storyboard, all the preliminary processes. This is the part where it's all still fun," Whedon told Yahoo! Movies. "I've got these two characters, two of my favourite characters from the comic book, a brother-sister act. They're in the movie."
News > Music News

Adele to Release New Album in Mid-2014


April 27, 2013 06:03:44 GMT


A source has broken the good news that Adele is finally back to making music, spending time inside a London recording studio where she'll put herself in "lockdown mode" in the coming weeks. The 24-year-old singer is hard at work on her new album, finishing up several songs that will be included in her third album, eyeing a mid-2014 release for it.

"Four tracks are finished in terms of writing and she's now laying down preliminary vocals with backing music and singers," the source revealed. "The rest of the record will be done in LA. The feel is very much Adele going back to her roots, with some modern jazz and a couple of classic old songs."
News > TV News

J.J. Abrams to Adapt Stephen King's John F. Kennedy Novel as TV Series

April 27, 2013 05:49:53 GMT


Another novel by Stephen King may head to the small screen. J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production company and Warner Bros. TV are reportedly currently in negotiations to turn King's "11/22/63" into either a TV series or a miniseries, likely for cable channel.

The bestselling 2011 novel centers on Jake, an unassuming divorced English teacher who attempts to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy which occurred on November 22, 1963. Using a time portal, he travels back to five years before Kennedy's murder and stalks the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Vince Vaughn and Kyla Weber Expecting Second Child


April 27, 2013 05:40:10 GMT


Vince Vaughn is going to be a father for the second time. During the taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Friday, April 26, Vince revealed that his real estate agent wife Kyla Weber is currently pregnant with their second child.

"I think this is brand new information that you are about to share with us about your wife," Ellen DeGeneres touched the subject. Vince answered, "That's right. We are expecting our second child. This is the first time I've said anything. Yeah, we're very excited." He added that the baby is due on August 5.
News > Movie News

New 'Red 2' Trailer: Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker's Relationship Is Tested


April 27, 2013 05:32:52 GMT


A new trailer for Dean Parisot's upcoming action comedy "Red 2" offers fans a look at an interesting romance story of the film's leads. In the video, Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker find it tough to save their relationship as both encounter sexual temptations in their quest for missing portable nuclear device.

Parker learns that Catherine Zeta-Jones is, like what John Malkovich says, indeed a "trouble" as Willis gets caught in a lip lock with Jones right in their first meeting. As Willis and Jones treasure their "old days," Parker cannot help it when a Kremlin officer kisses her. Apparently, Willis gets so fired up by it, saying, "What are you doing kissing my girl?!", and knocks the Russian to the ground.
News > TV News

Eric Smells Underground Activity in 'True Blood' Season 6 New Sneak Peek

April 27, 2013 05:24:02 GMT


To tide fans over the upcoming season 6 premiere of "True Blood", HBO releases a new behind-the-scenes video from the show. The latest sneak peek gives a look at Eric who looks for information about a secret experiment conducted on vampires in a secret facility.

Two other behind-the-scenes videos were previously released by the network. One of them focuses on Alcide who stakes a claim to his status as the Packmaster, while the other snippet shows Jason unleashing his anger to Eric's sister, Nora, before Sookie intervenes.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Chris Pine Breaks Up With Girlfriend Dominique Piek

April 27, 2013 05:12:13 GMT


Chris Pine and Dominique Piek ended their romance, Us Weekly reported. A source told the site that the "Star Trek Into Darkness" actor decided to split from his Sports Illustrated model girlfriend "a while ago." Another source added that it was a decision Pine and Piek made together.

The source said, "It was a mutual call. They both needed their space." The source then explained that the relationship didn't work because of the pair's busy schedule, saying, "She has been very busy with her modeling work and traveling. He's got Star Trek and his other projects keeping him busy."
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will.i.am Insists He Didn't Steal 'Let's Go'

April 27, 2013 05:06:22 GMT


In the ongoing controversy surrounding his collaboration track "Let's Go" with Chris Brown, will.i.am has spoken yet again to defend himself against allegations that he ripped off producers Arty & Mat Zo's dance track "Rebound" to come up with his new single. The 38-year-old songwriter/record producer said he's unfairly being accused of stealing the song's beat since it was all done with the prior notification.

The Black Eyed Peas frontman said that after hearing the 2011 track "Rebound", he reached out to Arty with an invitation to collaborate made via email, to which the Russian trance producer favorably responded to. will.i.am also properly credited him as a writer on "Let's Go" as indicated on the liner notes of his new "#willpower" album.
News > TV News

CW Orders 'Vampire Diaries' Spin-Off to Series, Renews 'Beauty and the Beast,' and 'Dixie'

April 27, 2013 04:18:46 GMT


As NBC announced renewals of its five drama series, The CW ordered its first new series for 2013-14 season. The later has picked up "The Vampire Diaries" spin-off, "The Originals", to series a day after its backdoor pilot aired on Thursday, April 25.

Airing as a "Vampire Diaries" episode, the "Originals" pilot received lukewarm response with an average of 2.2 million total viewers and a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49, down 31% from the "Vampire Diaries" average this season.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Ian Ziering and Wife Welcome Second Daughter Penna Mae

April 27, 2013 04:02:30 GMT


Ian Ziering becomes a dad again after wife Erin Ludwig gave birth to another baby girl on Thursday, April 25, a date which happened to be the couple's first child, Mia Loren's second birthday. "We didn't plan it!" Ian told PEOPLE. "Mia was born a week late and Penna was a week early."

Penna arrived at 9:21 A.M. at a Los Angeles hospital and she weighed in at 6 lbs. 9 oz. Ian said that Mia met her new little sister last night. "She couldn't wait to meet her. When she saw Penna she said, 'Baby sister!' " he said and added with a laugh, "She had all her toys lined up and ready to show Penna."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Eva Longoria 'Was Not Eating' and Got 'So Skinny' After Splitting From Tony Parker

April 27, 2013 03:56:06 GMT


Eva Longoria said that she got so skinny after getting divorced from ex-husband Tony Parker in 2011 because she could not eat. Stopping by "The Dr. Oz Show" on Friday, April 26, Longoria told Dr. Oz about her health condition during the tough moment in her life. "I was not eating. I was depressed. I was sad. My diet was coffee," she described her post-split eating habit.

Longoria, however, confessed that at that time she got more compliments from people around her because she "was so skinny." Longoria recalled, "People kept saying, 'You look amazing. Divorce agrees with you.' And I was like, 'I don't feel good. I have no energy.' I didn't know I was depressed. I mean, I knew it was a sad moment in my life, but I wouldn't categorize myself as depressed."
News > TV News

NBC Renews 'Revolution', 'Grimm', 'Chicago Fire' and Two More

April 27, 2013 03:34:01 GMT


NBC has given new season orders to five dramas, "Revolution", "Grimm", "Chicago Fire", "Parenthood" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit". The renewals will bring freshmen "Revolution" and "Chicago Fire" back for season 2, "Grimm" for a third season, "Parenthood" for a fifth year, and the long-running "SVU" for a 15th season.

"On the verge of our 2013 fall scheduling decisions, we're pleased to renew five drama series that will be important to our new season line-up," said Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment, in a statement. "We're proud and very appreciative of all of the actors, producers, writers and directors who work so hard to deliver such high-quality work week in and week out."
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The Wanted Releases 'Walks Like Rihanna' Teaser


April 27, 2013 03:22:05 GMT


English-Irish boyband The Wanted may be one man down with Nathan Sykes taking a leave to undergo throat surgery, but the boys aren't definitely showing any signs of slowing down. Max George, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness, and Siva Kaneswaran, still very much in the thick of their promotional tour, have dropped the teaser to their new single "Walks Like Rihanna", a fun pop song inspired by the sexy Barbadian pop/R'n'b singer.

In the half-a-minute preview, fans can hear the fivesome singing, "She can't sing/ She can't dance/ But who cares?/ She walks like Rihanna." Sounding from what may well be the song's hook, the guys obviously don't care if the lady they're admiring doesn't have the talent of RiRi for as long as she struts like her.
News > Movie News

Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep in Talks to Duet in 'Into the Woods'


April 27, 2013 03:05:57 GMT


Walt Disney Pictures' upcoming project "Into the Woods" might feature the most remarkable leads ever paired up in Hollywood. The studio is reportedly in negotiations with Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep to have them on board its adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway hit of the same name.

The story of the musical centers on a childless baker and his wife who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch that put the spell on them. Along the way, they will encounter classic fairytale characters, including Rapunzel and Cinderella. Depp is expected to nab the role of the baker, while Streep is to be featured as the evil witch.
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Billy Currington's NASCAR Pre-Race Act Gets Canceled Following His Indictment


April 27, 2013 03:00:08 GMT


The president of Charlotte Motor Speedway, Marcus Smith, announced on Friday, April 26 that Josh Turner would replace Billy Currington to perform at a pre-race concert for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 18. "Due to Currington's recent indictment, we elected to change our act for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race," said Marcus.

Currington, who was indicted on charges of terroristic threats and abuse of an elderly person, turned himself in to police in Georgia on Thursday afternoon, April 25. County district attorney's spokesman Daniel Baxter confirmed the news and said that the country singer was released a few hours later after posting a $27,700 bond.
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Lauryn Hill Sets the Record Straight on Sony Deal


April 27, 2013 02:43:33 GMT


Grammy Award-winning singer Lauryn Hill has broken her silence following reports that she inked a new mega deal with recording giant Sony Music to pay her tax liabilities and escape prison time for tax evasion. In a lengthy letter posted April 25 on her Tumblr page, the 37-year-old R'n'B star confirmed she signed the deal but emphasized it's more for expressing her creativity rather than just simply to avoid sentencing.

"It took years for me to get out of the 'parasitic' dynamic of my youth, and into a deal that better reflects my true contribution as an artist, and (purportedly) gives me the control necessary to create a paradigm suitable for my needs," she claimed. The deal, according to Hill, will launch a new label on which her new music will be released, which she has already jumpstarted and is currently working on.
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Kristen Wiig to Return to 'SNL', Ben Affleck and Kanye West to Close Out the Season

April 27, 2013 02:40:30 GMT


Kristen Wiig is returning to "Saturday Night Live" a year after she departed the show. The former regular of the variety show is set to host a May 11 edition of the sketch show, with Vampire Weekend as a musical guest.

The week after, Ben Affleck will host the show for his fifth time. Joining him in the May 18 episode, which will be the show's season 38 finale, is Kanye West, who will also make his fifth appearance as a musical guest.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Country Legend George Jones Dies at 81, Celebrities React

April 27, 2013 02:37:22 GMT


George Jones, one of the greatest country music musicians who is known for his emotional performances, passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Friday, April 26, at the age of 81. According to his spokesperson, Jones was admitted to the hospital on Thursday, April 18, because he had fever and irregular blood pressure. Jones is survived by his wife Nancy Jones, sister Helen Scroggins, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Celebrities and musicians took to Twitter to mourn the death of the "Good Year for the Roses" singer. Carrie Underwood tweeted, "Happy memory of me and George. You may have left us, but your music and your legacy never will. #Legend," and attached a photo of her with Jones sitting on a motorcycle. Billy Ray Cyrus wrote, "I'm stunned and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend George Jones.The very definition of a legend. Thoughts and prayers."
News > Movie News

'Django Unchained' Returns to China Theaters in May

April 27, 2013 02:11:15 GMT


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Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" is confirmed to be re-released in China on Sunday, May 12. The film about a freed-slave, portrayed by Jamie Foxx, will be a modified version of the one that was mysteriously pulled from theaters on its first day of release in the country on April 11.

"We are delighted that audiences throughout China will be able to experience 'Django Unchained' beginning Sunday, May 12th," Columbia Pictures, a unit of Sony Entertainment, said in a statement. "There is tremendous excitement, anticipation and awareness for the film and we thank the local authorities for quickly resolving this issue."
News > TV News

'Two and a Half Men' Gets 11th Season, Angus T. Jones May Not Return as Regular

April 27, 2013 01:45:04 GMT


CBS has renewed "Two and a Half Men" for an 11th season. The network confirmed the news that was first reported by TVLine with a tweet on Friday, April 26, "#TwoAndAHalfMen renewed for 2013-2014 season!"

Angus T. Jones, however, may not be back full time. While Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer have signed on to return for the new season, Jones is reportedly still in talks with studio Warner Bros. about a possible recurring role on the show instead of coming back as a series regular.
 
 
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