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May 18, 2013

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Kanye West and Frank Ocean to be Featured in 'The Bling Ring' Soundtrack

May 18, 2013 06:51:42 GMT


As if he is not busy enough with his live performances and forthcoming sixth studio album, G.O.O.D Music label mogul Kanye West has managed to record a single for the soundtrack of Sofia Coppola's new film "The Bling Ring". He will be featured along with another top artist, Grammy Award-winning R'n'B artist Frank Ocean and a host of other top acts like M.I.A., Phoenix and Sleigh Bells.

West and Ocean already have existing songs that will be featured in the official soundtrack, alongside the contributions of Maybach Music Group boss Rick Ross, Azealia Banks, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, deadmau5 and many other hip-hop acts. From the choices of artists collaborating on tracks for the compilation, the OST is looking to be predominantly hip-hop-oriented but will also feature indie and electropop tunes.
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will.i.am Premieres 'Bang Bang' Music Video 'Great Gatsby' Style

May 18, 2013 06:30:44 GMT


Black Eyed Peas' frontman will.i.am has premiered the Roaring Twenties-inspired music video of his new single "Bang Bang". The 38-year-old songwriter/ record producer's new track appears on both his new "#willpower" album and the Jay-Z-executive produced soundtrack of the Baz Luhrmann-directed film, "The Great Gatsby".

Done in black-and-white and complete with dated costumes inspired by the movie, will.i.am's new video matches the look and mood of "Gatsby". Complete with his top hat costume, a lady singer wearing a 1920s flapper dress backing him up, and a full band behind him, the "Scream & Shout" singer pulls off his best rendition, both musically and visually, of the "Gatsby" theme.
News > Celebrity Gossip

'Real Housewives of Miami' Star Adriana De Moura Ties the Knot

May 18, 2013 06:28:20 GMT


"The Real Housewives of Miami" star Adriana De Moura is officially married to French entrepreneur and billionaire Frederic Marq, Life & Style reports. De Moura and Marq tied the knot at the Coral Gables Congregational Church in Florida on Friday, May 17.

Donning a gray one-sleeved wedding gown, De Moura and Marq exchanged vows in front of 50 of their closest family and friends, including "RHOM" co-stars, Marysol Patton, Lisa Hochstein and Alexia Echevarria, who served as bridesmaids and escorted the Brazilian bride to the church.
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Larry David Unrecognizable in First Look at HBO's Film 'Clear History'

May 18, 2013 06:11:55 GMT


Larry David gets a major makeover for his role in HBO's new film "Clear History". The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star looks unrecognizable with long grey hair and thick beard while wearing a Hawaiian shirt in a first-look photo obtained by Entertainment Weekly.

The 65-year-old actor is featured shaking hands with Jon Hamm in the picture. Meanwhile, in a short snippet for the TV movie, he is seen singing to an upbeat song while driving his car on the road.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Justin Bartha Engaged to Fitness Trainer Girlfriend

May 18, 2013 06:00:19 GMT


Justin Bartha is engaged to his girlfriend Lia Smith. Multiple sources confirmed the exciting news to Us Weekly. "The New Normal" actor reportedly proposed to the gym instructor in early May, when they were in a vacation at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California.

A source called Bartha and Smith "the cutest couple." The source gushed about the couple, "She was completely surprised by the whole thing. The trip to Big Sur, the engagement, the ring, everything. So cute."
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Jennifer Lopez Premieres 'Live It Up' Music Video Featuring Pitbull

May 18, 2013 05:52:41 GMT


After teasing fans with the one-minute trailer of her new music video the day before, Jennifer Lopez wastes no time in premiering the full version Thursday, May 17. The 43-year-old performer unveiled the Jessy Terrero-directed clip fresh from the single's debut also yesterday during the "American Idol" season twelve finale.

The four-and-a-half-minute clip opens with Lopez, dressed in a black showgirl costume, being fussed over by her team of make-up artists and wardrobe assistants when she gets a call from track collaborator Pitbull, who then breaks out into his rap intro surrounded by scantily-clad women on the beachfront. When it's her turn to drop her verse on the track, she struts on the runway with two of her backing dancers.
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New 'Fast and Furious 6' TV Spot Premieres 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa's 'We Own It'


May 18, 2013 05:45:18 GMT


A new TV spot for Justin Lin's high-octane film "Fast and Furious 6" debuts its topline soundtrack from 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa titled "We Own It". Without the appearance from both rappers, the video is loaded with a montage of clips of previous installments in "Fast and Furious" series as well as the latest flick. Near the end, the video promotes its soundtrack album, which will be available in stores on May 21.

"Fast 6" centers on Dom and his crew as they are given a task by Hobbs to stop an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers, which is apparently led by Owen Shaw with Dom's ex-girlfriend Letty as his assistant. Despite the shocking return of Letty, Dom and his friends still regroup in London to do their job with full pardons to return home and make their families whole again as their payment.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Former Maid Believes Michael Jackson Molested Boys


May 18, 2013 05:27:50 GMT


Adrian McManus thinks that Michael Jackson committed child molestation. Sitting down for an interview with Inside Edition, the former maid at the late King of Pop's Neverland ranch admits that she saw her former boss treating some boys inappropriately.

"[Jackson] groomed the little boys. I think he was getting them drunk," McManus told the television news magazine. The maid who started working for the late King of Pop in 1993 then reveals how Jackson molested the boys.
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'How I Met Your Mother' Adds Cristin Milioti as Series Regular

May 18, 2013 05:15:09 GMT


"How I Met Your Mother" will expand its regular cast ensemble in the upcoming ninth and final season. A representative at studio 20th Century Fox confirms the news which was first reported by TVLine that Cristin Milioti will join the show as a series regular next season.

Milioti first appeared on the comedy series in the season 8 finale, taking a pivotal role of Ted's future wife who is also the titular mother. She was featured buying a ticket to Farhampton, where Barney and Robin's wedding will take place, and has been expected to return to the next installment.
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Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles Releasing Solo Album

May 18, 2013 04:58:16 GMT


Following speculations that she will be going solo, country music duo Sugarland lead vocalist Jennifer Nettles finally confirms she is going to release her own solo album this fall. The 38-year-old singer announced through a press release on Friday, May 17 that she would have Columbia Records co-president and Def Jam Records founder Rick Rubin as her record producer.

"I am absolutely thrilled and wholly proud to be working with Rick," exclaimed Nettles about her producer. "If you ask any musician who is on their producer 'bucket list', Rick would be on each and every one. I still get nervous around him, in a kind of a music-crush way," Nettles added.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Aretha Franklin Doesn't Like the Idea of Kim Kardashian's Baby Joining Tour

May 18, 2013 04:54:57 GMT


Aretha Franklin apparently is concerned about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby. A TMZ photographer, who met Franklin during her outing in New York, told her about the couple's alleged plan to bring their baby on West's tour and asked if she would do the same.

The 71-year-old singer replied that she would not do it. "I wouldn't," Franklin said. She added, "I can't speak for anyone else, but I wouldn't."
News > Movie News

Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in 'Avengers 2' Confirmed, Black Panther Next to Follow

May 18, 2013 04:42:22 GMT


Latest buzz on new characters that will be featured in "The Avengers 2" circles around Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Black Panther. Joss Whedon finally admits that the first two heroes are indeed the "brother-sister" he mentioned during the "Iron Man 3" premiere on April 24. Meanwhile, Black Panther is rumored to be the next addition in the upcoming film.

Speaking to IGN, Whedon confirms that the siblings will make appearances in the sequel to "The Avengers". "They had a rough beginning. They're interesting to me because they sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn't necessarily agree with The Avengers," he says. "So they're not there to make things easier. I'm not putting any characters in the movie that will make things easier."
News > TV News

'Mike and Molly' Left by Its Creator

May 18, 2013 04:22:03 GMT


"Mike & Molly" is left by its creator and showrunner Mark Roberts. Warner Bros. TV has announced that Roberts "will be stepping down from his showrunner and executive producer roles after three successful seasons to focus on other projects."

The studio, which produces the CBS sitcom, has found a replacement for Roberts. "Al Higgins, currently co-executive producer of 'Mike & Molly', has been named executive producer and will serve as day-to-day showrunner of the comedy for its upcoming fourth season," it states.
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Kanye West Debuts 'New Slaves' Across the Globe

May 18, 2013 04:21:15 GMT


G.O.O.D. Music label mogul Kanye West has released a new single from his highly-anticipated forthcoming sixth studio album and in a grand way, it was launched globally Friday night, May 17. With the new song's visuals being an extreme close-up of his face as he raps/sings the track "New Slaves", it will be projected on 66 buildings from all across the world.

"NEW SONG AND VISUAL FROM MY NEW ALBUM BEING PROJECTED TONIGHT ACROSS THE GLOBE ON 66 BUILDINGS," West tweeted Friday night. He then posted a link to his website that carried a map of the world that indicated in which cities and specific locations and which times his new video would be projected.
News > Movie News

Christopher Nolan in 'Informal Talks' to Helm 'Bond 24'

May 18, 2013 03:55:39 GMT


Christopher Nolan might have his long-desired wish come true. Having openly expressed his admiration to British Agent 007 depicter Daniel Craig, the "Inception" director reportedly has had "informal talks" with producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson to serve behind the lens for "Bond 24".

Despite "a cool choice," there seems to be a high chance that the British-American director might pass on the project. His upcoming film "Interstellar", which stars Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, is currently in pre-production, and he has said before that to work on a Bond movie should not be rushed.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Man Arrested After Firing a Gun at 2013 Cannes Film Festival

May 18, 2013 03:50:44 GMT


A man was arrested on Friday, May 17, after allegedly firing a gun loaded with blanks at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The man fired two shots into the air during a live TV broadcast, where French TV station Canal+ was interviewing Oscar-winning actor Christoph Waltz and French actor Daniel Auteuil.

According to cops, the man was found with a fake grenade and a knife. "It really appears to be a crazy guy," said a cop. The incident caused no injuries, but it did scare everyone including Waltz and Auteuil. Along with some of the audience, the two actors were seen running away from the set for cover.
News > Celebrity Gossip

George Michael Suffers Cuts and Bruises Following M1 Car Crash

May 18, 2013 03:33:40 GMT


George Michael was a passenger in a single-car accident which took place in U.K. on Thursday, May 16. Daily Mail reported that an air ambulance took him to a trauma center because he was suspected having a head injury. Michael thankfully only suffered minor injuries and was released from hospital after receiving treatment.

A spokesperson for Michael, Connie Filippello, confirmed that the singer was involved in an accident. "George Michael was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic accident yesterday evening. No third party was involved," Filippello said. She added that Michael had "superficial cuts" and was "fine" after the crash.
News > TV News

Kelly Rowland Close to Seal 'The X Factor (US)' Deal

May 18, 2013 03:26:15 GMT


"The X Factor (US)" may have found its second female judge for the next installment. Kelly Rowland has long been rumored as one of possible contenders for the gig, and now Entertainment Weekly reports that she's close to finalize the deal.

The site also says that next season's line-up may feature Simon Cowell and three female judges. Rumor has it, Latin singer-actress Paulina Rubio is in talks to take the fourth judging seat.
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Mariah Carey Refutes 'American Idol' Medley Lip-Syncing Rumors

May 18, 2013 03:16:15 GMT


Following speculations flooding Twitter since Thursday night, May 16, accusing her of lip-syncing her performance on the finale of "American Idol", a representative for pop/R'n'B diva Mariah Carey refutes the allegations, saying the season twelve judge "sang live" and did it so with a 40-person choir. The rep says the 43-year-old entertainer performed live in front of thousands more than once, as her performance had been pre-recorded the night before.

Although the rep confirms that Carey indeed sang to a pre-recorded track - something that other music superstars also do as it is an accepted practice in the industry - she absolutely did not lip-sync. "No LIP-SYNCING whatsoever! She did 3 takes and thrilled the crowd with singing little songs in between that we're NOT part of her medley," Carey's publicist vehemently states.
News > Movie News

Mel Brooks to Receive the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award

May 18, 2013 03:03:59 GMT


Mel Brooks, best known for creating comic parodies such as "The Producers" and "Young Frankenstein", will be honored with the Life Achievement Award by American Film Institute (AFI) on June 6 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. The 86-year-old director has opened up about his feelings of finally earning the recognition.

"They're finally recognizing that I'm a pretty good director. They say, 'comedy force, funny, good writer, funny actor.' Nobody ever, in the press or anywhere, said I was a good director," Brooks confided to Reuters on May 16. Up to now, the partner of Carl Reiner on "The 2000 Year Old Man" has collected an Oscar, Emmy, Tony, and Grammy.
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Nine Inch Nails' Collaborator Robin Finck to Join Band on Tour

May 18, 2013 02:49:51 GMT


Longtime Nine Inch Nails collaborator Robin Finck rejoins the band for their forthcoming tour, taking the slot vacated by their bassist Eric Avery, who just recently announced his departure from the group. Band frontman Trent Reznor made the announcement right on his birthday on Friday, May 17 via the band's official Facebook page, within days after Avery made his exit from the band publicly known.

"It just didn't feel like @NineInchNails without Robin Finck. Now it does," tweeted Reznor along with a photo of Finck jamming with the band, attending rehearsals and already in the thick of preparations for their upcoming tour, which kicks off by the end of July. The band's Twitter account also carried the message, "#FollowFriday @robinfincktwits. He's back in the band. Maybe he'll come back to Twitter. #NIN2013," which was posted minutes after Reznor's post.
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Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green Officially Return to 'The Voice' Season 5


May 18, 2013 02:39:45 GMT


It's official; Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green are back to "The Voice" in the fall. The R&B diva and the soul singer will reclaim their coaching gigs, rejoining Adam Levine and Blake Shelton who are also confirmed to return for the fifth edition of the singing competition show.

"We locked in a plan several months ago to have the outstanding Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green rejoin Blake and Adam for cycle 5, and we're pleased to announce that the original four coaches are going to be back together in the fall," says Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Late Night Programming. "They're the reason this show was launched so strong for the first three cycles and we owe them a debt of gratitude."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Courtney Stodden Confirms She Has Her Own Sex Tape


May 18, 2013 02:26:46 GMT


Courtney Stodden admitted she had a sex tape. Attending Shekhar Rahate fashion show in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 16, the TV personality revealed to E! News that the video, which only features her solo, was shot shortly after she turned 18 last year. "I turned 18 in August, so you do the math," she said.

Unlike "Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham, who made a large sum of money by selling her sex tape with James Deen to Vivid Entertainment, Stodden insisted that she would keep her sex tape private. "[My sex tape] is personal," she added and went on saying that the video was neither "out in the media" nor on her computer.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Beyonce's Second Pregnancy Report Confirmed by Sources

May 18, 2013 02:21:07 GMT


Baby Blue Ivy apparently will have a sibling. According to E! News, several sources have confirmed Beyonce Knowles' second pregnancy with husband Jay-Z. The pair welcomed their first child, a beautiful daughter Blue Ivy, on January 7, 2012.

Rumors about Beyonce's pregnancy sparked earlier this month during Met Gala in which the Grammy-winning singer wore a Givenchy dress. The pattern of the gown and its high-waisted style were assumed being tailored to conceal Beyonce's baby bump.
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Weinstein Co. Brings Stephen Coogan's 'Philomena' to Big Screen

May 18, 2013 01:58:59 GMT


The Weinstein Company has nabbed the United States, Canada and Spain rights to Stephen Frears' "Philomena" for $6.5 million. Reporting the ongoing talks first, Deadline learned that the studio stepped up as an exclusive bidder as soon as Focus Features dropped out of the bidding, based on a morning screening of partial footage at Cannes Festival.

Based on journalist Martin Sixsmith's "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee", the film features Judi Dench as Philomena Lee, an Irish woman who searches for her adult son whom she was forced to give up for adoption as a teen. Stephen Coogan of "Despicable Me 2" co-stars as Martin Sixsmith, who helps the protagonist's search for her child.
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New 'Dexter' Final Season Promo: Debra Turns to Drugs and Alcohol

May 18, 2013 01:58:43 GMT


A new trailer for the eighth and final season of "Dexter" has landed online, giving an extended look at Debra's emotional state after the death of Maria LaGuerta. Hitting a downward spiral, she turns to drugs and alcohol so bad that she's busted for DUI. At one point, drunk Deb says she wants to make an official statement, but what confession she's going to make remains a question.

Dexter has another thing to worry about with the arrival of Charlotte Rampling's Dr. Evelyn "The Psychopath Whisperer" Vogel, a neuro-psychiatrist specializing in psychopaths. Is Dr. Vogel going to find out that Dexter has no empathy or will Deb put a stop to her brother's dark passenger will only be answered when the new chapter airs starting Sunday, June 30, at 9 P.M. on Showtime.
 
 
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