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June 08, 2013

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Ciara Gets Sued for Backing Out of Gay Event

June 08, 2013 06:28:40 GMT


Hip-hop/R'n'B singer Ciara may not have only lost a $10,000 payday but has also gained a major headache as West Hollywood gay bar The Factory filed a lawsuit against her for allegedly bailing out of a gay event scheduled at their venue during L.A. Gay Pride week. The Factory accused the 27-year-old singer of backing out of their deal to perform at the venue after they had already promoted her appearance.

Although the gay bar admits to having been advised by CiCi's camp that she is not allowed to perform at The Factory due to restrictions on her contract with the L.A. Pride event, she made it appear that she could show up on the gay bar's own event without any problems, making it a done deal. Ciara was supposedly booked for the Friday night pre-gay parade bash from which she eventually bailed out of.
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Mel Brooks Honored With AFI Life Achievement Award

June 08, 2013 06:20:03 GMT


King of comedy Mel Brooks was awarded with the Life Achievement Award by American Film Institute (AFI) on June 6 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Former AFI recipient Martin Scorsese was tapped to present the award to the 86-year-old director, who is best known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. Among those in attendance were Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman.

"Movies rescued my soul. No matter what was bad or wrong, it could be wiped out on Saturday morning," said Brooks. Scorsese also had his say of his fellow filmmaker, saying, "Mel has made his own tradition of greatness, and it's that tradition - drawing from the past, honoring it, toying with it, vamping on it, extending it to places wise men, very funny men previously feared to go - that's what we're celebrating here and honoring tonight."
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Video: Taylor Swift Rocks CMA Fest, Gets Tim McGraw and Keith Urban Onstage

June 08, 2013 06:14:51 GMT


Fresh from her "Red" performance at the 2013 CMT Music Awards, country music superstar Taylor Swift brought the house down once again this time at the CMA Music Festival also in Nashville, Tennessee. The 23-year-old entertainer was the headliner for the kick-off show on Thursday night, June 6 at the LP Field stadium, where top country music acts are set to perform until June 9.

Swift sang two tracks from her current album "Red", "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and the title track, a song from her 2010 album "Speak Now", "Mean", and a single from her sophomore album "Fearless", "Love Story". She saved the best for last, performing "Highway Don't Care" for the encore, with the track's lead artist Tim McGraw and fellow collaborator Keith Urban.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Bruno Mars Feels Grateful for Fans' Support Following Mother's Death

June 08, 2013 06:11:34 GMT


Bruno Mars spoke out for the first time after her mother's death nearly a week ago. The 27-year-old singer took to Twitter on Thursday, June 6, to thank his fans for their support, saying, "So thankful for all the love during the most difficult time in my life. Ill be back on my feet again soon.Thats what mom wants, she told me."

Mars' mother, Bernadette Hernandez, died from a brain aneurysm on Saturday, June 1, at the age of 55 at the Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Philippine-born Bernadette came to Hawaii and worked as a singer and hula dancer. She encouraged her son's interest in music from a very young age.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Russian Communist Group Says Elton John's Outfits Are 'Homosexual Propaganda'

June 08, 2013 06:07:47 GMT


Elton John is requested to change his flamboyant concert outfits during a Russian concert next month, or else he will face protests. The British singer is set to perform in the city of Krasnodar on July 14. However, Communists of Russia party demands him to ditch his usual concert outfits because they are deemed as "homosexual propaganda."

John is suggested to wear "more respectable" traditional clothing called Cossack in the July 14 concert. According to Russian media Ria Novosti, the local party leader Mikhail Abramyan recommends the 66-year-old singer to wear the knee-length kaftan, knee-high leather boots, and a fur hat.
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NBC Releases First Trailer for Summer Drama 'Siberia'

June 08, 2013 05:48:57 GMT


Another network presents a scripted series with found-footage format. After "The River" tanked on ABC, NBC is now gearing up to launch "Siberia" which centers on a group of reality contestants, giving a logical reason why there are cameras following the characters all the time, even during the tense situation.

Described as "Lost" meets "Survivor", the summer series begins as 16 reality-show participants film a fake reality show in the remote Siberian territory of Tunguska, unknowing of the land's mysterious past. Their enthusiasm quickly turns to sheer panic as a series of strange events begin to occur.
News > Movie News

New 'Frozen Ground' Trailer Features Vanessa Hudgens as Erotic Dancer in Need of Help

June 08, 2013 05:43:42 GMT


A new trailer (via Yahoo! Movies) for Scott Walker-directed "The Frozen Ground" opens with an introduction from its star Vanessa Hudgens. Intense and quite dramatic, the video presents Hudgens as an erotic dancer who luckily escapes from attempted murder. Turning to Nicolas Cage for help, the two team up to track down the killer.

Cage takes on the leading role as Alaskan detective Glenn Flothe, who sets out to end the murderous rampage of Robert Hansen. As the bodies of street girls start to add up in Anchorage, Flothe goes on a personal manhunt to find him before the next body surfaces. With key information from a seventeen-year-old escapee, Flothe trails the killer in hopes of bringing him to justice.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Rape Allegation Against Jose Canseco Dismissed by Police

June 08, 2013 05:42:27 GMT


It seems that police found there was not enough evidence that could support rap allegation against Jose Canseco. The former major league baseball player has been cleared in the sexual-assault case and no charges will be filed against him.

Canseco has vehemently denied any wrongdoing when the rape accusation first emerged. "(My accuser) told the police that i druged (sic) her and then raped her. hmmmmmm. lets (sic) find out what really happened," he tweeted. "Lets play truth or dare. I dare (my accuser) to tell the truth. I have nothing to hide. The truth always comes out."
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Marilyn Manson Simulates Wrist-Slashing Onstage, Dedicates Song to Paris Jackson

June 08, 2013 05:31:59 GMT


Marilyn Manson gave Paris Jackson a shout-out. The 44-year-old rocker reportedly dedicated his song "Disposable Teens" to the daughter of the late Michael Jackson during his concert at the Los Angeles' Gibson Amphitheatre on Thursday night, May 7.

"This song is for Paris Jackson," Manson said. The dedication came a few days after Jackson tried to commit suicide. The 15-year-old girl slashed her wrist with a meat cleaver after her family reportedly wouldn't allow her to attend Manson's concert.
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Video: Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams Take Hayden Panettierre to the Stage

June 08, 2013 05:16:46 GMT


Robin Thicke dropped by "The Graham Norton Show" Thursday, June 6 to perform his latest hit "Blurred Lines". The 36-year-old R'n'B singer was ably assisted by one of his two track collaborators Pharrell Williams who then took to the stage fellow guest on the show, actress Hayden Panettiere for a dance off with the three models Thicke brought along for their performance.

As Thicke worked the crowd with the falsettos in his bouncy track, Pharrell momentarily disappeared, before reemerging with Panettiere, who was on the show that night to promote her TV series "Nashville". Wearing a sexy white top with leather pants and red boots, the petite actress surprisingly blended in with the group, dropping some killer dance moves that put to shame the three taller models onstage.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Josh and Anna Duggar Welcome Third Child


June 08, 2013 05:04:54 GMT


Josh Duggar and his wife Anna are proud parents to three children. The latest member of the family, Marcus Anthony Duggar, was born on Sunday, June 2. The baby boy arrived at 11:32 A.M. and weighed in at 9 lbs., 3 oz.

"We are so excited to announce the arrival of our third child, Marcus Anthony Duggar. Mackynzie and Michael are thrilled to welcome a little brother and we are so thankful that mom and baby are well! We are blessed to have our family close as we celebrate this gift from God!" the couple said in a statement to PEOPLE.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Police Rushing to Jackson Family Home After Alarming Report of Gunshot

June 08, 2013 05:01:21 GMT


Police was racing to the Calabasas house where Michael Jackson's children currently live with their guardian. E! News reported the law enforcement force received a distressed call from someone who informed that there was a gunshot at the family residence.

It turned out someone pulled a prank on the cops as they found nothing amiss in the house. "We went up to the house to check on something, but it was nothing. That house has had a lot of activity lately, so we sent a unit there," an LAPD spokesman Steve Whitmore said.
News > TV News

Christina Ricci Is Accused Murderer Lizzie Borden in Lifetime Movie


June 08, 2013 04:57:02 GMT


Christina Ricci will bring to life Lizzie Borden, a young American woman who was tried but eventually acquitted in the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother. The Wednesday Addams in 1991's "The Addams Family" will play the Fall River resident in a Lifetime movie.

The telepic, which will be directed by Nick Gomez and produced by Sony Pictures Television, will center on Liz's trial for the brutal murders of her father, Andrew Jackson Borden, and his second wife, Abby Durfee Gray Borden, at their family home. The trial drew national attention.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Nickelodeon Actor Cody Longo Busted for DUI

June 08, 2013 04:04:25 GMT


Cody Longo, the 25-year-old star of Nickelodeon, has been taken into police custody for alleged driving under influence. The Eddie Duran of "Hollywood Heights" was arrested Thursday morning, June 6 in Los Angeles. He was booked on a misdemeanor charge and was later released.

"This was an unfortunate misunderstanding," a representative for the actor said in a statement. "Cody takes it very seriously as his focus is music and acting. He has a great team whom he was with the whole night, and we are taking the next steps legally to clear this up."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Celebrity Stylist Annabel Tollman Dies in Her Sleep

June 08, 2013 04:04:07 GMT


Celebrity stylist Annabel Tollman died suddenly in her sleep in her West Village, New York City home on Wednesday, June 5. She was 39. Sources told New York Magazine's The Cut that Tollman apparently died because of a blood clot.

A spokesman for the New York Police Department said that the stylist, who worked with Scarlett Johansson, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Mariah Carey and Shakira among others, apparently passed away due to natural causes. An autopsy reportedly has been planned, although there are no signs of suspicious incident.
News > Movie News

Leonardo DiCaprio to Be Russian Mystic 'Rasputin' for Warner Bros.

June 08, 2013 04:01:57 GMT


After suiting up for his depiction of Jay Gatsby in "The Great Gatsby", Leonardo DiCaprio will transform himself into a "mad monk" in his next film. Deadline learns that the 38-year-old star is attached to "Rasputin", Warner Bros. Pictures' latest project, and will dive into a role as the infamous Russian mystic and adviser to the Romanovs in the early 20th century.

The site reports that DiCaprio's intrigued to explore the lesser-discussed aspects of Rasputin's life as offered by scribe Jason Hall, citing "the complicated elements of a child who lost the better part of himself when his brother died and and was capable of kindness but also a ruthlessness" as the part of the script that has sparked the actor's interest.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Rock Hudson's Gay Confession Secretly Recorded by Wife

June 08, 2013 03:54:57 GMT


Rock Hudson's agent, Henry Willson, hid the fact that his client was gay by having his secretary, Phyllis Gates, marry the actor in 1955. However, she began to suspect Hudson of being gay and hired private detective Fred Otash to keep an eye on the actor. Otash then secretly recorded Hudson's gay confession.

A few decades later, the transcribed conversation was brought out by Otash's daughter, Colleen. She worked with business partner Manfred Westphal. The transcription will be featured on June 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
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Videos: Brian Williams Raps Snoop Dogg's and Warren G's Songs in Jimmy Fallon's Mash-Ups

June 08, 2013 03:46:45 GMT


Brian Williams looked like a "gangster rapper" in a mashed-up clip aired on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Wednesday night, June 5. The show's editing team cut together clips of the NBC News anchor to make it appear as though he was rapping Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre's hit "Nuthin' but a G Thang".

"Brian Williams sings Snoop. Thanks @jmacmusic," host Jimmy Fallon tweeted along with a link to the video. A day later, the comedian presented another mash-up clip of Williams rapping, this time to Warren G's 1990s song "Regulate".
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Video: Rihanna Gives Lucky Male Fan an Onstage Lap Dance During Concert


June 08, 2013 03:45:37 GMT


Rihanna has the media buzzing anew after new footage came out where she gifted a very lucky male member of her concert audience a raunchy onstage lap dance. The 25-year-old entertainer performed some racy stripper moves on the fan who was plucked from the crowd in her concert as part of her "Loud" World Tour back in 2011.

Guided by two back-up dancers, the guy sat on a platform set-up onstage before RiRi, wearing a black corset, lunged on top of him, instantaneously getting loud cheers from the audience. The sexy singer then grabbed his hand and pulled it to her chest driving the crowd crazy.
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Brandi Glanville Pleads Help to Find Missing Dog Chica, Offers $10,000 Reward

June 08, 2013 03:42:57 GMT


Brandi Glanville has lost one of her dogs, and is currently searching to find the missing pet. "I will give anyone who finds my dog chica in Bel air, La, Encino area 10 thousand dollars. Please please. She has a collar call me!" the Bravo reality TV star tweeted.

"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star explained her furry friend was missing after someone broke into her home. "My house was broken into one of my dogs is missing people R calling pretending 2 have her.This is devistating-I will pay money give her back," she wrote.
News > Movie News

'Divergent' Releases First Image of Theo James as Tris' Love Interest, Four

June 08, 2013 03:14:17 GMT


Through Entertainment Weekly, Neil Burger publishes a teaser image for his highly-anticipated film "Divergent" with Theo James featured in it. On board to play Tobias "Four" Eaton, James certainly makes a perfect Dauntless leader as well as Shailene Woodley's on-screen love interest as he is seen looking handsome in a navy blue shirt, showing off his muscles.

In an interview with the site, James explains that the photo captures the moment of him showing the Dauntless initiates around their new headquarters. "I've introduced them to this world and they're still in the beginning stages of training," the 28-year-old actor says. "At this stage you don't really know what Four is all about."
News > Celebrity Gossip

'Mad Men' Star Linda Cardellini Engaged to Baby Daddy Steven Rodriguez

June 08, 2013 03:07:09 GMT


Another "Mad Men" star is heading to the altar for marriage. After Jared Harris proposed to Allegra Riggio, now co-star Linda Cardellini announces her engagement to longtime boyfriend Steven Rodriguez. She told the hosts on "The View" that he popped the question in New York on Thursday, June 6.

"I was surprised that it was happening at that moment," the bride-to-be recalled. "We were actually with some of the people I love most: my sister, and my cousins and one of my best friends Maura [Tierney] . . . and we were sitting, and he started getting choked up and then got on his knee. It was very beautiful."
News > Music News

Adrian Belew Says Goodbye to Nine Inch Nails

June 08, 2013 02:47:38 GMT


Following the departure of bassist Eric Avery last month, another new Nine Inch Nails member bids the band goodbye. Guitarist Adrian Belew, the former King Crimson rocker, made the big reveal in a Facebook post about his decision to leave the group.

"It didn't work," Belew simply summed it all up. "I greatly respect Trent [Reznor] and the music he makes. No one is at fault. We both agreed it just was not working. I'm sorry to disappoint anyone," he stated, adding that he would just concentrate on his other project, developing his "Flux" interactive listening program.
News > TV News

Jon Stewart's Farewell on 'The Daily Show' Interrupted by John Oliver

June 08, 2013 02:44:04 GMT


Jon Stewart signs off from "The Daily Show" this summer to film his directorial debut. The political satirist attempted a heartfelt goodbye when hosting his last episode Thursday, June 6, but his temporary replacement John Oliver crashed the moment.

Showing up from under the desk, Oliver was busy measuring the desk and seemingly ordering something pink on the phone. "Oh wow, you're still here. Looks like we have us an awkward situation on our hands," the British comedian quipped.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Actress Shannon Richardson Arrested for Allegedly Mailing Toxic Letter to President Obama

June 08, 2013 02:43:41 GMT


Shannon Richardson, who has appeared on "The Walking Dead" and "The Vampire Diaries", made headlines for the wrong reason. She was arrested in Arkansas Friday, June 7 in connection to ricin-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The mother of five, whose complete name is Shannon Rogers Guess Richardson, initially informed authorities that the toxic mails were sent by her husband, army veteran Nathaniel Richardson. However, after an investigation by FBI, it's found out that it was her, not her husband, who sent the dangerous packages.
News > Movie News

Cate Blanchett Is Hopeless in First 'Blue Jasmine' Trailer

June 08, 2013 02:28:04 GMT


Cate Blanchett is "anxious," "dead broke," and "screwed up" in her role as Jasmine of "Blue Jasmine" as teased in its first trailer via Yahoo! Movies. Introducing her as a fashionable New York socialite, the film finds Blanchett literally in her lowest point as she finds out that her rich husband is a criminal. With problems taking its toll on her, she turns to her sister and xanax.

Blanchett is not the only one featured in the trailer as Alec Baldwin is presented as her charming criminal husband. Sally Hawkins, whose name rose to stardom after starring in 2008's "Happy-Go-Lucky", makes an appearance in the Woody Allen-directed drama as Blanchett's sibling, Ginger.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Judge Orders Investigation Into Paris Jackson's Well-Being


June 08, 2013 02:27:33 GMT


An inquiry to Paris Jackson's well-being has been ordered by a judge after the 15-year-old teenager allegedly tried to commit suicide. According to a court record, Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff, who is overseeing the guardianship of Michael Jackson's children, released the order on Thursday, June 6.

Associated Press reported that an investigator would seek information in regards to Paris' health, education and welfare. In addition, the investigator would provide recommendations if an adjustment should be carried out.
News > Music News

Janelle Monae's 'The Electric Lady' to Feature Prince and Miguel

June 08, 2013 02:23:08 GMT


Erykah Badu is not the only musician who is included in Janelle Monae's upcoming album, "The Electric Lady". The cover of this week's Billboard told the magazine that the follow-up to her 2010 "The ArchAndroid" would also feature guest appearance from Prince and Miguel.

"We are great friends, and he is a mentor to us, to me," Monae said of Prince. "It's a beautiful thing to have a friend -someone who cares about your career, and wants to see you go far and to push boundaries and shake up the world- give whatever they possibly can to the cause."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Sarah Jessica Parker Joins Forces With Manolo Blahnik to Create Her Own Fashion Line

June 08, 2013 02:15:01 GMT


Sarah Jessica Parker is expanding her career into fashion business venture. The actress famous for her role as fashionista Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex and the City" teams up with George Malkemus, the CEO of Manolo Blahnik, to design shoes, bags and trench coats with reasonable price.

"In a silly way, I think it's what people have expected of me most because of Carrie Bradshaw," she tells Vogue of her stylish character. "Because I got to play that role, I wore a lot of shoes and by default I learned an enormous amount. It's hard to" - no pun intended - "walk away from that."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Kristin Cavallari Marries Jay Cutler, Shares Photo of Wedding Bands

June 08, 2013 01:51:05 GMT


Kristin Cavallari is officially Mrs. Cutler. The ex-star of "The Hills" has just married her Chicago Bears quarterback fiance Jay Cutler. They obtained their marriage license at the Davidson County Clerk's office in Nashville, TN.

"Im officially Kristin Elizabeth Cutler!!!!!" the former MTV reality star excitedly broke the news to her Twitter followers. Along with the announcement, the bride posted a picture of his dark and her diamond wedding bands.
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Video: 'The Walking Dead' Director Promises 'Great Twists' in Season 4

June 08, 2013 01:35:52 GMT


AMC has offered a first look at "The Walking Dead" season 4 in a featurette. Taking fans behind the scenes of the filming of the season premiere, the video includes interviews with the show's crew.

Emmy-winning VFX mastermind Greg Nicotero steps up as a director for the first episode and he gushes, "I think season four is going to be the best season yet." Nicotero describes the first episode as "bigger than any script I've ever done before," before teasing, "We have some new people coming in... There's some great character turns... There's a lot of really great twists that will really delight the fans."
News > Movie News

Aaron Johnson of 'Kick-Ass' Considered to Be Quicksilver of 'Avengers 2'

June 08, 2013 01:27:04 GMT


After Joss Whedon confirmed the arrival of siblings Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in his next film "The Avengers 2", fans have been left wondering who will likely portray each character. Now, The Wrap reports that English actor Aaron Johnson has emerged as the strong candidate for the role as Quicksilver.

Despite no official decision yet, a source close the production claims that Johnson is "being eyed" to play Magneto's son, who is capable of moving and thinking at superhuman speeds, for Marvel. The actor himself seems to be a perfect choice for it considering his impressive talent in tackling action scenes for his portrayal of Dave in "Kick-Ass".
 
 
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