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April 29, 2013

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Summer Movie Guide 2013 (Part 2 of 2)

April 29, 2013 09:37:07 GMT


AceShowbiz continues an overview of potential summer blockbusters in this second and last part of 2013 Summer Movie Guide. After unleashing big action and sci-fi projects like "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "Man of Steel" in the first half of the season, Hollywood is yet to be short of big and highly-anticipated movies this July and August.

The fun will go on for the whole family, with Gru and his lovable minions returning in "Despicable Me 2". Johnny Depp is in the saddle for a new adventure with "The Lone Ranger", while a thrilling action sequence can be found in "Pacific Rim". For older adults, there is "300: Rise of an Empire" which depicts an epic war in dark tone, similar to the style of its predecessor, Zack Snyder's "300".
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Summer Movie Guide 2013 (Part 1 of 2)

April 29, 2013 09:30:29 GMT


Grab your popcorn, folks! Summer blockbusters are coming fast your way. "Iron Man 3" and "The Wolverine" promise to keep you glued to your seats, "Monsters University" and "The Hangover Part III" race to the theaters to tickle your funny bones, and a plethora of other motion pictures is at your services. With many favorite characters and beloved superheroes heading to the big screen, summer 2013 is poised to be one of the most entertaining and action-packed years for movie lovers.

Don't be troubled upon which ones to be chosen though. AceShowbiz is here to aid you with a guide to summer movies 2013, highlighting three not-to-be-missed films in each of the coming months and excluding some of the flicks that obviously have a large fan base. And, what make these films worth the spotlight? The massive early buzzes they've been getting, the success of their predecessor or the uniqueness that they have to offer are the main considerations.
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Taylor Swift Pays $17 Million Cash for Rhode Island Mansion

April 29, 2013 09:19:02 GMT


A few weeks after being spotted house-hunting with her parents and brother, Taylor Swift purchased a mansion in Rhode Island. The house was originally listed for $20 million, but the 23-year-old country singer managed to ask the seller to reduce the price to $17.75 million. Swift reportedly wired over the money soon after the deal was reached.

The 11,000 square-feet oceanfront house, which was built in 1930 and designed by Philadelphia architect, boasts 8 bedrooms, 8 fireplaces, 10.5 bathrooms, and a 5-car heated garage. The house also includes an enormous kitchen, a recreation room, several balconies, a 36-foot parlor, and a 45-foot sunroom and a large pool.
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'Amazing Spider-Man 2' New Set Video and Pics: Spidey Helps Jamie Foxx Out

April 29, 2013 09:17:27 GMT


Photos and a video taken from the filming location of Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" in New York City on April 28 tease Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx in action. The scene they rehearsed and shot might be the first encounter between Spider-Man and Max Dillon, who will turn into Spidey's villain Electro.

Garfield can be seen donning his Spidey costume and trying to help out Foxx, who is wearing wig with a receding hairline and glasses. The masked hero gives Foxx's belongings, including blueprints and a luggage. For a bit of fresh air, Garfield takes his mask off and sports a green knit beanie instead.
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The Rolling Stones Rock Their North America Tour Warm-Up Concert in L.A.

April 29, 2013 09:10:57 GMT


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee The Rolling Stones are soon embarking on the North America leg of their "50 and Counting" tour this coming May. Before the Mick Jagger-fronted band kicks off their short, 9-city stop tour at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on May 3, they first did a surprise warm-up gig at the neighboring Echoplex club over the weekend.

As early as after getting word on the gig around 1 A.M. on Saturday, April 27, people started waiting in line at the El Rey theatre where the tickets to the show were going to be sold for the jaw-dropping price of $20. Due to the limited seating capacity in the club, a random lottery decided who among those who patiently waited in line would get access to the surprise event.
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Katy Perry, Sofia Vergara and Nicole Kidman Glam Up White House Correspondents' Dinner

April 29, 2013 09:08:37 GMT


Obama's avid supporters in Hollywood flocked to the White House over the weekend to attend Correspondents' Dinner with Mr. President and First Lady Michelle Obama. The likes of Katy Perry, Sofia Vergara and Nicole Kidman were among those spotted coming to the formal gathering.

They stunned on the red carpet. Katy wore a stripped-down version of Giambattista Valli Fall 2012 Couture silk draped moss-green gown that was showcased with floor-length feather mantle and butterfly headpiece on the runaway. Still, she gave a touch of the original jungle state with a branch-like belt.
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Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis and Martin Scorsese Attend 'The King of Comedy' Screening at Tribeca

April 29, 2013 08:54:21 GMT


On April 27, the 12th Tribeca Film Festival held a special screening of its founder Robert De Niro's film "The King of Comedy" to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film. The special night was completed with Jerry Lewis making an appearance to join his co-star De Niro and director Martin Scorsese on stage and bring some laughters to the audience.

"I haven't seen 'The King of Comedy', I don't think, for at least 25 years," De Niro admitted to the audience before the screening at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. "I'm very curious to see it. If I'm not too embarrassed, I'll stay here after."
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'Revenge' 2.20 Preview: Victoria Cynical About Emily and Daniel's Reunion

April 29, 2013 08:45:15 GMT


Emily and Daniel are officially back together, but at least one person is not happy with their reunion. In a preview for the next episode of "Revenge", Victoria gets cynical when Daniel announces to Victoria that he and Emily are engaged once again, saying, "Well, I can only hope that you opt for a very long engagement this time."

Victoria will do anything it takes to tear the couple apart as she questions Emily's sincerity to be with her son. "I know what a woman in love looks like and that's not you," she confronts Emily. Emily indeed has a hidden agenda, plotting her next move in her new role as Daniel's fiancee.
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Billy Joel and John Mayer Kick Off 2013 New Orleans Jazz Fest

April 29, 2013 08:17:40 GMT


Headliners Billy Joel and John Mayer led both traditional musicians and mainstream acts lined up for the first weekend of the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Diverse acts from both within New Orleans and around the globe joined the opening weekend of the ten-day feast celebrating the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana.

In a rare live gig, six-time Grammy Award winner Joel performed a nearly two-hour set of his hits, this one being only his second full-length show in the past three years. The 63-year-old singer/songwriter captivated the throng of thousands that came to watch and hear him with his kick-off song "Movin' Out", followed by a dedication to the people of New Orleans who were hit by hurricane Katrina via the song "Miami 2007 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)".
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'The Good Wife' EP Confirms Whom Alicia Chose to Be With in Season 4 Finale

April 29, 2013 08:16:08 GMT


Alicia made two big decisions in the season 4 finale of "The Good Wife". In case some viewers didn't read between the lines what Alicia's career move meant for her personal life, executive producer Robert King has confirmed that both things were tied.

In an interview with TVLine, the series co-creator says that [SPOILER ALERT!] Alicia's essentially severing ties with Will when she decided to launch a new law firm with Cary. She explains, "She's leaving Lockhart/Gardner because she needs to create distance between herself and Will. She knows the kiss has opened a door and the only way to close it is to get away from him."
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Miley Cyrus: It Seems Right to Be Committed to Liam Hemsworth

April 29, 2013 08:02:30 GMT


Hot on heels of persistent rumors that her engagement with Liam Hemsworth is on the rock, Miley Cyrus' interview with Elle where she talks about her fiance emerges. Recalling her engagement nearly a year ago, she explains why being committed to her beau felt natural.

"We have a house together and dogs. It just seems right to be wearing this ring and to be committed," the former Disney darling gushes and then somewhat explains why she kept mum about the rumors surrounding them, "But we keep our relationship low-key and don't talk about it anymore."
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will.i.am Admits He Has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


April 29, 2013 07:42:44 GMT


will.i.am admits that he struggles to concentrate and complete simple everyday tasks due to ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). In an interview with Britain's Sunday Mirror, the Black Eyed Peas frontman opened up about his medical condition.

"I have ADHD. I'll admit it," will.i.am told the magazine. "I've got all this stuff in my head at the same time as I'm doing stuff and I don't know how to stop or slow down. But it's all good because I know how to control it."
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Jennifer Lopez Hopes to Bring Back 'Jenny From the Block' With Chris Brown

April 29, 2013 07:21:38 GMT


In an interview with Extra's Mario Lopez, pop/dance music diva Jennifer Lopez confirmed that she's teaming-up with hip-hop superstar Chris Brown for her next studio album. The 43-year-old entertainer tweeted photos of herself with Brown inside the recording studio, one with her resting her head on the 23-year-old artist's shoulder and another with the two posing for a snapshot with producer Cory Rooney.

"Yes, when we were in the studio, writing songs and just getting that 'Jenny from the Block' flavor back," J.Lo revealed about their collaboration. "We actually worked on a bunch of [title] ideas... and we talked about doing a duet together for his album."
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Artist of the Week: Jessica Sanchez


April 29, 2013 07:14:04 GMT


Jessica Sanchez is well known for her commanding voice in the eleventh season of "American Idol". Though falling short of winning the competition, she got signed to major label almost immediately after graduating from the show due to her overwhelming popularity on the singing contest.

Instead of staying where she was well known for during her stint on the show, the 17-year-old singer introduced the other side of her that many haven't witnessed before. She fearlessly stepped up to the plate and made her first move with a dance single called "Tonight" with Ne-Yo as a featured guest.
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Helen Mirren Crowned Best Actress at Olivier Awards

April 29, 2013 06:30:44 GMT


Award-winning actress Helen Mirren added another best actress trophy to her shelf as she accepted her award from Daniel Radcliffe at the Olivier Awards in London on Sunday, April 28. Mirren was honored for her portrayal of regal yet vulnerable Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's play "The Audience".

In her acceptance speech, Mirren jokingly said that the monarch actually deserved the award "for the most consistent and committed performance of the 20th century and probably the 21st century." Later at the backstage, she explained, "I was making a joke about the queen winning, but I think actually it is a reflection of the kind of respect the queen is held in."
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Clint Eastwood Spotted Without Wedding Ring Amid Split Rumor

April 29, 2013 06:26:21 GMT


Clint Eastwood added fuel to the rumor that his and wife Dina Eastwood's marriage was on the rocks. A few days after Dina entered rehab for depression and anxiety because she allegedly had a hard time in her marriage to Clint, TMZ posted a photo of the "J. Edgar" director attending the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City without his wedding ring on Saturday, April 27.

Clint and Dina's marriage has been reportedly in trouble, since the pair, who got married back in 1996, were rarely seen together in the last two years. When Dina entered rehab last week, a source confirmed to TMZ that the couple had been having serious marital problems for months, but declined to specify the problems.
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Beyonce and Andre 3000 Go 'Back to Black' With Amy Winehouse Cover

April 29, 2013 06:19:55 GMT


After the successive release of singles in "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack album which include Florence and the Machine's "Over the Love" and Lana del Rey's "Young and Beautiful", comes the much-awaited collaboration between executive producer Jay-Z's wife Beyonce Knowles and OutKast's rapper Andre 3000 (Andre Benjamin). Their new duet is a cover of the late Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black".

Mark Ronson, who co-wrote the original for Winehouse, debuted the track last Friday, April 26 on his East Village Radio show. The audio stream arrived over the weekend. "I'm flattered and honored. I know Amy would be too," Ronson remarked about Bey and Andre's cover.
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'Game of Thrones' 3.06 Preview: Jon Snow Fears the Climb

April 29, 2013 06:15:00 GMT


Jon Snow, Ygritte and the Wildlings face a daunting climb in the next episode of "Game of Thrones". Ygritte realizes that Jon Snow is afraid and he asks back, "Aren't you?" The only advice given to him is to sink his metal deep and if he falls, he should not scream.

Having been betrayed by a member of his war council, Jon's brother Robb weighs a compromise to repair his alliance with House Frey. The problem is, it's not a thing that Lord Frey wants, but a person.
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Jane Fonda Leaves Her Walk of Fame Imprints Next to Her Father's

April 29, 2013 04:48:42 GMT


Jane Fonda has been inducted into the Walk of Fame. She has her handprint cemented on the concrete next to the mark left by her famous father Henry Fonda who earned his spot on the famous sidewalk more than 70 years ago in 1942.

The 75-year-old actress, who has been in the showbiz industry for 50 years, was feted at the TCL Chinese Theatre, formerly known as Grauman's Theatre, Saturday morning, April 27. She jazzed things up by leaving a peace sign next to her handprint.
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'Fast and Furious 6' Final Trailer: Dom Does Not Turn His Back on Letty

April 29, 2013 04:40:36 GMT


The final trailer for Justin Lin's upcoming action film "Fast and Furious 6" has been debuted online. The video gives a closer look at Dominic Toretto, who has to face a shocking truth that his former girlfriend Letty turns into a villain as she teams up with Owen Shaw.

As a family man, Dom shows Brian O'Connor what loyalty is like. When Dom's crew and Owen's get in an intense battle, Dom sees that Letty is in a great danger as her tank is about to fall over. Racing his red car in a full speed, he puts his life at risk as he jumps out of his car to save her.
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'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: 'Insane' Gary Busey Brings His Team Down

April 29, 2013 04:30:19 GMT


Gary Busey's wayward action has cost his own spot on "The Celebrity Apprentice". The actor's madness went way out of control in the April 28 episode of the show, as he led Team Plan B to create a commercial for LG's new high-tech products. Team Power, now consisting of Lil Jon, Trace Adkins and Marilu Henner, was led by Jon.

While all appeared to be amused by LG's innovative products, Busey, who declared himself a technophile, couldn't comprehend it when the LG staff explained the products. "This LG phone is like going to another planet without instructions," he commented.
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Michael Jordan Marries Yvette Prieto, First Wedding Picture Arrives

April 29, 2013 04:11:41 GMT


Michael Jordan, 50, is a married man once again. The former basketball player tied the knot for a second time over the weekend at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida. He wed his fiancee, 35-year-old former model Yvette Prieto.

The couple exchanged wedding vows in front of 300 guests Saturday, April 27. A picture has hit the web, showing them smiling from ear to ear as they had their first dance as a husband and a wife. It displays the groom looking sharp in a tux and the bride stunning in a white strapless mermaid gown.
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Selena Gomez, One Direction and More Win at 2013 Radio Disney Music Awards


April 29, 2013 04:06:38 GMT


Selena Gomez not only got to perform her latest single "Come & Get It" at the 2013 Radio Disney Music Awards held on Saturday, April 27 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, but she also walked away with the trophy for Best Female Artist. The 20-year-old entertainer's on-again-off-again boyfriend, Justin Bieber, also won as her counterpart, bagging the Best Male Artist award.

British-Irish boyband One Direction was the only awardee to get two trophies during the ceremony, earning the Best Music Group award as well as the recognition for having the Fiercest Fans. Bieber's zealous supporters, the Beliebers were also heavily favored for the said title but turned out the Directioners were just too many to overcome.
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Chris Brown's Father 'Really Didn't Want' Son and Rihanna 'Back Together'

April 29, 2013 03:38:34 GMT


Clinton Brown, Chris Brown's father, didn't think that Rihanna would be a good partner for his son. In a recent interview with New York Daily News, the 48-year-old father revealed that he "personally didn't want [Chris] and Rihanna back together."

"You have to have a balance in a relationship," Clinton said in the interview. "You have to have someone who is spontaneous and whimsical but you also have to have someone who is grounded and logical." He went on saying that he's afraid that the relationship would end up being a tragedy.
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'True Blood' Season 6 New Promo: War Breaks Out Over Blood

April 29, 2013 03:31:31 GMT


Another promo video is released for "True Blood" season 6 as it gets closer to the show's return. Sharing no scenes from the upcoming installment, it still gives a clue to the storyline through the characters' lines which describe the intense situation.

Following the destruction of Tru Blood factories, there's a shortage of Tru Blood that creates a panic among both vampires and humans. Jason is heard expressing his hatred toward the bloodsuckers as saying, "It's us against them," while those who haven't chosen a side, like Sookie and Jessica, may be caught in the crossfire.
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Classic Lounge Singer Jimmy Damon Dies at 75

April 29, 2013 03:17:44 GMT


Jimmy Damon, one of Chicago's most beloved nightlife singers, has passed away. The well-known crooner in cabaret music scene died late Saturday, April 27, which happened to be his 75th birthday, after battling a rare heart disease.

He died at Rush University Medical Center's Horizon Hospice Care Unit on South Paulina Ave. while being treated for cardiac amyloidosis. He is survived by his wife, his daughters Alexa Damon-Soegaard and Dana Damon-Trentadue, and a grandson Antonio Trentadue.
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'Rocky' Musical Based on Sylvester Stallone's Film Set to Open in March 2014

April 29, 2013 03:07:59 GMT


New Broadway show "Rocky", an adaptation of Sylvester Stallone's 1976 film of the same title, is confirmed to be performed at the Winter Garden Theater next year, with previews in February and an official opening in March. Stallone says that he cannot "be more proud or more excited" about how director Alex Timbers will bring his original screenplay to the musical.

"The story of Rocky was very much like my life at the time - starting out with nothing, having to fight for roles and recognition," says Stallone. "Alex Timbers and the entire creative team have not only honored that original impulse, but have made his story as exciting, heart-breaking, and inspiring as it was when Rocky first went the distance onscreen."
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Video: Selena Gomez and Mindless Behavior Sing at 2013 Radio Disney Music Awards


April 29, 2013 02:47:17 GMT


Despite drawing some strong reactions against her Bindi-wearing ways during her live performances of her latest single "Come & Get It", Selena Gomez put on the forehead accent once again for her 2013 Radio Disney Music Awards gig last Saturday, April 27 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The 20-year-old entertainer dished out the song and dance routine she first premiered about two weeks ago at the MTV Movie Awards and soon after again on the "Dancing with the Stars" stage.

Wearing a blue-hued checkered dress, the pop princess performed her usual Bollywood-themed number with her back-up dancers who were similarly dressed in blue outfits. This time, she was noticeably more vibrant compared to past renditions, hot on heels of her recent rekindled romance with her on-again-off-again boyfriend, pop superstar Justin Bieber.
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'Pain and Gain' Conquers Box Office

April 29, 2013 02:29:57 GMT


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Despite middling reviews, Michael Bay's "Pain and Gain" manages to debut atop the domestic box office with $20.2 million. Starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the film appeals evenly to genders, with females surprisingly making up 49 percent of the audience.

Another newcomer "The Big Wedding", meanwhile, opens in a disappointing fourth place by taking in $7.6 million. Despite its star-studded cast ensemble featuring Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Robin Williams and Amanda Seyfried, the Lionsgate comedy only received a C+ CinemaScore.
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Opry Will Hold Public Funeral for George Jones on May 2

April 29, 2013 02:16:31 GMT


George Jones's funeral is planned to be held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday, May 2. Publicist Kirt Webster said in a statement that the funeral would start at 10 A.M. and be open to the public. Webster added, "George would have wanted his fans and friends everywhere to be able to come and pay their respects along with his family."

"Thanks to George's friends, fans, and loved ones for the outpouring of love at this terrible time. I love you all," said Jones' wife, Nancy Jones. She also informed that a private visitation for family, friends, and fellow performers was set for Wednesday evening, May 1. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that contributions be made to the Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund or the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
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Ronnie Ortiz-Magro of 'Jersey Shore' Hospitalized With Kidney Stones


April 29, 2013 02:12:13 GMT


Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is having a health problem. The "Jersey Shore" star, 27, has been taken to a Florida hospital to receive treatment for his kidney stones after he complained of pain when he was attending an event in Orlando on Saturday, April 27.

"Ronnie was admitted to an Orlando area hospital late Saturday night," the 27-year-old reality TV star's representative confirmed to PEOPLE, before explaining further his condition. "He's in a lot of pain and is expected to remain there for several days."
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New Promos of 'Dexter' Season 8: Dexter Contemplates His Ending

April 29, 2013 01:54:14 GMT


Showtime has dropped two new promos of "Dexter" season 8, hinting that even the cold-blooded serial killer has regrets. Narrated by the title character, one of the teasers titled "Killer or Innocent Victim" highlights that Dexter regrets his darkness has touched Deb, the one he tried to protect, and turned her into she is now.

Another promo called "Behind a Mask" focuses on Dexter himself who contemplates his future as his dark secret has begun unraveled. "Can this charade go on forever? Or I will finally hit a dead end?" he asks while the video shows him wrapped in clear plastic tarpaulin, like he usually did to his victims.
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Ashton Kutcher Clashing With Security Guard at Stagecoach Music Festival

April 29, 2013 01:40:07 GMT


Ashton Kutcher reportedly lost his cool with a security guard at Stagecoach Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio over the weekend. The boyfriend of Mila Kunis was not impressed when the guard tried to stop him from saying hi to a female fan who greeted him.

According to TMZ, Kutcher wearing a white tee, jeans and a cowboy hat was near the stage in the VIP area to watch Nick 13 and Dwight Yoakam when a woman approached him. He was about to greet her but the guard stepped in and allegedly shoved both of them.
 
 
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