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June 24, 2013

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Bruno Mars Performs 'Gorilla' for the First Time During 'Moonshine Jungle' Tour

June 24, 2013 09:32:58 GMT


Bruno Mars kicked off his highly-anticipated "Moonshine Jungle" world tour on Saturday night, June 22. Standing in front of thousands who packed the Washington D.C.'s Verizon Center, Mars performed tracks from his latest album, "Unorthodox Jukebox".

At the show, he delivered the very first live performance of "Gorilla", a track off the "Unorthodox Jukebox" which was produced by The Smeezingtons, Jeff Bhasker, and Mark Ronson. The 27-year-old Hawaiian singer performed the song alone as fire blasted from the stage and a spotlight shone on him.
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Chris Brown Takes Duet With Rihanna Off His 'X' Album

June 24, 2013 09:14:43 GMT


After initially building anticipation for his forthcoming sixth studio album "X" by saying it would feature a collaboration track with his on-again-off-again girlfriend Rihanna, Chris Brown has now apparently changed his mind about their duet being in his new LP. The song, entitled "Put It Up", was not included in the album's track list, according to an unnamed source.

"Just saw the working tracklist for 'X' yesterday -- Rihanna is not on there," the source reports. "Record execs wanted that song on there, but Chris said he would rather not and wouldn't allow the record to be released unless they took it off."
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'Game of Thrones' Is the Most Pirated TV Show Again

June 24, 2013 09:01:22 GMT


"Game of Thrones" once again affirms its status as one of the most-watched TV shows as proven by the number of people who illegally downloaded it. According to TorrentFreak, 5.2 million people downloaded each episode of the HBO medieval series, making it the most-pirated show of the spring season by far. It's almost as many as people who watched the show on the paid cable channel (5.5 million) in the latest season.

The critically-acclaimed series was also the most illegally downloaded TV series of 2012. At the time, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo saw it as "a compliment of sorts." He added, "The demand is there. And it certainly didn't negatively impact the DVD sales. [Piracy is] something that comes along with having a wildly successful show on a subscription network."
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Big Sean's 'Hall of Fame' Gets August Release Date

June 24, 2013 08:56:28 GMT


Big Sean will drop his new album, "Hall of Fame", on August 27. The 25-year-old rapper announced the release date with a video posted on YouTube channel. In the video, Sean is seen standing while the camera rotates around him. In the end, it is revealed that Sean's robe has the word that reads, "HOF 8.27."

The album's release date is not the only thing Sean would like to share. The Santa Monica rapper has unveiled the artwork for "Beware", a new single off his upcoming album. Coming on June 25, the track will feature Sean alongside Lil Wayne and Jhene Aiko.
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Justin Bieber Nurses Grazed Skin After Falling From Stairs

June 24, 2013 08:51:01 GMT


Justin Bieber apparently is nursing a minor injury on the neck due to his recent fall during a photoshoot. The 19-year-old singer makes use of video feature on Instagram to tell his fans about his condition.

"So I decided I was gonna fall down the stairs... so I did! That's exactly what I did," he said with a laugh. Bieber, who is currently in the U.S. leg of his tour, also showed a grazed area on his neck that he got after falling. "Why I gotta fall and cut my neck before a photoshoot... fun," he wrote as the caption of the video.
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Will Smith Is 'Too Expensive' to Return to 'Independence Day' Sequel

June 24, 2013 08:44:46 GMT


Fox's "Independence Day" sequel, tentatively titled "ID Forever Part 1", will not stage a reunion between Roland Emmerich and Will Smith. The German filmmaker, who also served behind the lens for "The Day After Tomorrow" and "2012", has confirmed to NY Daily News that Jaden Smith's father will not return.

"Will Smith cannot come back because he's too expensive, but he'd also be too much of a marquee name," Emmerich said while promoting his latest film, "White House Down". "We have like maybe half of the people that you would know from the first film [in the script] and the other half people who are new."
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Amy Winehouse's Death Caused by Bulimia, Says Her Brother

June 24, 2013 08:16:03 GMT


Although the cause for the early demise of jazz singer Amy Winehouse back in July 2011 had been officially traced to alcohol poisoning, her brother, Alex Winehouse, believes his sister's untimely death at the young age of 27, was rooted in the eating disorder bulimia. Alex says it left Amy's body so weak that the drug and alcohol abuse easily killed his sibling.

"She would have died eventually, the way she was going, but what really killed her was the bulimia," Alex said in a recent interview. "Had she not have had an eating disorder, she would have been physically stronger."
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Demi Lovato Thanks Fans and Friends for Support After Her Father Died

June 24, 2013 08:15:09 GMT


In the wake of her father's passing, Demi Lovato issued a statement in a short message on her Twitter. "I feel so humbled to have had so much support from my fans, friends, family and complete strangers.. God bless you all, thank you so much," she wrote.

Demi's parents divorced in 1994. She and her father had a rocky relationship since 2007 before he passed away over the weekend after reportedly losing battle against cancer. The singer missed out a scheduled photoshoot for "The X Factor (US)" after the sad news broke out.
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'Mad Men' Creator Talks About Don's Future After Season 6 Finale

June 24, 2013 08:14:22 GMT


Don Draper hit rock bottom in the season 6 finale of "Mad Men". After being [SPOILER ALERT!] caught in bed with his neighbor Sylvia by her daughter Sally, ruining the deal with Jaguar and firing Sterling Cooper & Partners' biggest client, he was put on leave from the company.

To Entertainment Weekly, series creator Matthew Weiner hints at Don's position at the company. "In the corporate world, being put on leave is as close to being fired as possible," he says. "People do come back from it, but it's a really embarrassing and serious activity. And it's their only recourse because he's a partner....I'm not saying people don't come back from that and you'll have to watch, but that shot of him going down the steps and Peggy's in his office and there's a replacement coming in - he was fired."
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Maria Sharapova Reacts to Serena Williams' 'Black Heart' Diss


June 24, 2013 08:02:39 GMT


Maria Sharapova has responded to Serena Williams. Sharapova was miffed after Williams was believed to have made an unfavorable comment about the blonde tennis player's relationship with Grigor Dimitrov, Williams' rumored ex, during an interview on Rolling Stone's latest issue.

"There are people who live, breathe and dress tennis. I mean, seriously, give it a rest," Williams said back then in a phone interview with her sister Venus Williams. "She begins every interview with 'I'm so happy. I'm so lucky' - it's so boring. She's still not going to be invited to the cool parties. And, hey, if she wants to be with the guy with a black heart, go for it."
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Wale Debuts 'LoveHate Thing' Music Video Featuring Sam Dew


June 24, 2013 07:50:48 GMT


Wale has just released the official music video for "LoveHate Thing" featuring Sam Dew. Directed by Sarah McClogan, the clip sees the 28-year-old rapper putting on a suit and joining his collaborator, who is performing with a band on a rooftop in New York City.

Wale continues spitting the verses about the hardship he went through in the past. At the same time, Dew talks about the interpersonal relationship involving emotions of love and hate. "Hold me tight, let me go/ Heal my heart, hurt my soul/ Build me up, break me down/ Make me smile, make me frown/ Give me love, take it all away again," he sings.
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'Sinatra of the Blues' Bobby Bland Dies at Age 83

June 24, 2013 07:41:18 GMT


The music industry has lost another great artist in the person of blues and soul singer Bobby Bland a.k.a. Bobby "Blue" Bland. Known as "The Lion of the Blues", the legendary musician passed away on Sunday afternoon due to complications from an ongoing illness, surrounded by his loved ones in his Memphis home, his death at the age of 83 confirmed by his son Rodd.

A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient back in 1997, Bland was heavily influenced by the ground-breaking Nat King Cole and was a first-rate imitator of the iconic Frank Sinatra, earning him the title "Sinatra of the blues." Prior to being recognized by the Grammys, he had already been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1981 and later in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.
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George Lucas Marries Fiancee Mellody Hobson


June 24, 2013 07:26:12 GMT


Good news comes from "Star Wars" creator George Lucas. The 69-year-old director married his fiancee Mellody Hobson in a ceremony attended by family and friends over the weekend. "Cinderella Man" director Ron Howard took to Twitter on June 23 to congratulate the couple for the union.

"George Lucas Melody Hobson wedding was joy to behold Bill Moyers service was beautiful, nothing short of profound. Congrats Mr&Mrs Lucas," Howard wrote. "Django Unchained" star Samuel L. Jackson said in an excited-sounding Twitter post, "Let's give a Galactic shout out to Master George Lucas & his Bride Melodie on This their WEDDING DAY!! Congrats!!!!!!"
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Felicity Jones Gives Crucial Hint at Her Role in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

June 24, 2013 07:21:46 GMT


Felicity Jones teases her role in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" during an interview with the Belfast Telegraph. The 29-year-old actress, who starred in British rom-com "Chalet Girl", only reveals that she will get involved in Marc Webb's project as most likely a villain of the webslinger.

"It's TOP secret. I can tell you that she's sort of on the baddie's side, but I can't explain much more than that," says Jones to the site. Last week, when asked by Jan Gilbert whether she would play Felicia Hardy/Black Cat or not, the actress neither confirmed nor denied it as she said, "Um, well, uh, possibly. I don't know. Yeah, I kind of - it's um. Yeah, if that happens, that would be wonderful."
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Bill Maher Defends Paula Deen After Firing Due to N-Word Controversy

June 24, 2013 07:01:19 GMT


Paula Deen finds an unlikely defender in Bill Maher amidst controversy of her admission of using N-word and making racial joke. The queen of Southern cooking was defended by the "Real Time with Bill Maher" during a discussion this past weekend.

"This may have been a shakedown," Maher said to his guests. "People may have been trying to shake her down, that happens all the time, so I'm not sure what the original charge is. But she did admit to using the n-word, so the Food Network cut her off..."
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'World War Z' Sequel Moving Forward at Paramount

June 24, 2013 06:35:53 GMT


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A sequel to "World War Z" is officially under development. Paramount's vice chairman Rob Moore confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that the studio "actively will turn to developing a sequel" after the Brad Pitt-starring flick exceeded expectations by opening to approximately $66 million in North America and an estimated $45.8 million internationally.

"The great thing about this process [of making and promoting the film] was that it showed what a great partner and producer Brad is. He made a true commitment," says Moore of Pitt, who tackles a role as a United Nation employee Gerry Lane in the film. Despite all serious production problems, "[Pitt] stayed and worked when he could have gone off and shot another movie."
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Nik Wallenda's Successful Tightrope Walk Over Grand Canyon Covered by Discovery Channel

June 24, 2013 06:28:51 GMT


Discovery Channel captured Nik Wallenda's historic tightrope walk over the Grand Canyon on Sunday, June 23. The King of the Wire performed the stunt, which was broadcast live, on a 2-inch-thick steel cable, 1,500 feet above the river on the Navajo Nation near the Grand Canyon.

Wallenda, equipped with a microphone and two cameras, didn't wear a harness and only brought a balancing pole. He was murmuring prayers along the way, saying about 13 minutes into the walk, "Thank you Lord. Thank you for calming that cable, God," after telling his father that the winds were "a lot stronger than I expected."
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Artist of the Week: Danielle Bradbery

June 24, 2013 06:11:29 GMT


The future shines bright for Danielle Bradbery. Though never having a vocal lesson, she shows her mean skills of climbing the chart even before she got signed to major label. If her participation on "The Voice" is any indication of what she has to offer, there will be more than one hit coming from her upcoming debut album.

With natural talent, the 16-year-old country artist from Texas nurtured her singing skills and made a convincing performance on the blind audition of the NBC show despite her admission that she never sang in front of a big crowd before. Under the guidance of Blake Shelton, she won the fourth season of the singing competition.
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Kelly Rutherford Goes Bankrupt Due to Ongoing Custody Battle

June 24, 2013 05:01:48 GMT


"Gossip Girl" star Kelly Rutherford has gone broke. This was declared by the actress herself when she filed for bankruptcy last month, claiming she had accumulated debts of almost $2 million dollars, most of which were due to $1.5 million in legal expenses she had incurred over the course of the ongoing child custody battle she is waging against her former husband Daniel Giersch.

The '90s primetime soap "Melrose Place" actress says her liabilities include $350,000 in unpaid taxes and $25,251 in American Express credit card charges. It also doesn't help that her income has gone down from hundreds of thousands from her acting job in television to a reported current monthly income of $1,279.33, which has already forced her to borrow money from relatives.
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Video: Chris Brown Joined by Nicki Minaj at PowerHouse 2013

June 24, 2013 04:54:24 GMT


Chris Brown headlined Power 106's PowerHouse 2013 concert at Anaheim's Honda Center on Saturday evening, June 22. Not only did he treat fans with some of his solo hits including new single "Fine China", but also Brown surprised fans when he brought out special guest Nicki Minaj.

The excited crowd went wild as the former "American Idol" judge joined Brown to perform DJ Khaled's "Take It to the Head". Brown then danced with Minaj as the 30-year-old raptress performed her own tracks, "Beez in the Trap" and "High School".
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Steve Carell and Minions Battle for Attention at 'Despicable Me 2' L. A. Premiere

June 24, 2013 04:52:15 GMT


The Los Angeles premiere of "Despicable Me 2" on Saturday, June 22 was lots of fun. Taking place at the Universal City Walk, the event featured special appearances from lovable minions. Steve Carell, who voices Gru in the animated movie, had pleasant time posing with the little creatures on the bright yellow carpet.

"They are always upstaging me," Carell told The Hollywood Reporter, as one particular minion suddenly danced behind the actor. Asked whether the minions' popularity bothered him or not, the Michael Scott depicter on "The Office" answered, "No, because if I am going to be upstaged by someone, I am glad it's them."
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Aaron Carter Sports Black Eye Following Fight With New Kids On The Block's Fans

June 24, 2013 04:48:52 GMT


Aaron Carter recently had a fight with some alleged New Kids On The Block fans, which cost him a black eye and bruised knuckles. The younger brother of Backstreet Boys' member Nick Carter told TMZ that he was leaving dinner with a friend on Saturday, June 22, in Boston when a man approached him in the parking lot.

"I heard you're doing a show here tomorrow. This is the town of the New Kids," the man allegedly said. Aaron claimed that three other people came and started beating him. The singer said he got some punches on his face, but he attacked back before the four left the scene. "I think my knuckles might be broken, but that's what they get. People think I'm a pretty little white boy but no way. I think I won. I'm still standing," he said.
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Chrissy Teigen Snaps Back After Being Dissed for Having 'Park Bench' Body

June 24, 2013 04:39:27 GMT


Chrissy Teigen is furious. The brunette model tells haters to "f**k off" after she received harsh words about her body following her nude photoshoot on GQ. One critic said she had a "vertical park bench," while MediaTakeOut called her out for having "no azz."

"Really tired of men being such critical pricks. Seriously. All day I just get jabs about my face and body from men," the fiancee of Grammy-winning singer John Legend said on her Twitter. "I know it seems so stupid but reading shit like this all day every day. F**k off, already."
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Steven Tyler and Joe Perry Receive Hollywood Bowl Honor

June 24, 2013 04:32:52 GMT


Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry were inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame on Saturday night, June 22. Along with other inductees, R&B singer John Legend and Jazz star Patti Austin, the musicians received the honor during a star-studded concert at the Los Angeles venue.

The event, which marked the beginning of the summer concert season, also raised money for the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the music education program for youngsters. Actress Angela Basset hosted the concert while stars like Arsenio Hall, Stevie Wonder and Peter Fonda served as presenters.
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Mariah Carey Pictured in Studio With Young Jeezy and Mike WiLL Made It

June 24, 2013 04:08:04 GMT


It has been five years already since pop/R'n'B diva Mariah Carey and hip-hop artist Young Jeezy collaborated on the track "Side Effects" and perhaps it's now time for a follow-up. That's exactly what the two have decided to do as seen in new photos posted by the Atlanta rapper on Twitter, where they were snapped inside the recording studio with record producer Mike WiLL Made It.

"Boss ya life up!!" Jeezy wrote in the caption for the snapshot of himself with the former "American Idol" judge as they were holding champagne flutes. In the other photo, the United Streets Dopeboyz of America (USDA) member was bravely flashing the dirty finger right in the center of the shot, with Mike WiLL pointing towards Carey seated on the other end of the picture.
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'True Blood' 6.03 Sneak Peeks: Sookie Throws Plates at Bill

June 24, 2013 04:05:23 GMT


After having a harrowing vision of vampires being burnt alive, Bill has a plan to save his prodigy. In the next episode of "True Blood", Bill wants to synthesize Sookie's blood to make a new type of blood but she tells him, "You think you are God Bill, but you are not a God, you are just an asshole!" while throwing plates at him. Bill, of course, is unharmed and even shows his new ability to control things with his mind.

Irate over Burrell's blatant aggression towards vampires, Eric takes matters into his own hands. After going undercover, he takes Governor Burrell's daughter a hostage in an attempt to stop the torturing of vampires. It looks like the governor is willing to negotiate.
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'That '70s Show' Star Lisa Robin Kelly Arrested for Alleged DUI

June 24, 2013 03:55:44 GMT


Lisa Robin Kelly is back in trouble. The actress, who once starred on "That '70s Show" with Topher Grace, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, was arrested by California Highway Patrol Saturday night, June 22 for allegedly driving under influence.

Police responded to calls around 11:30 P.M. that a car was parked on the 5 freeway, blocking a lane of traffic. The authorities encountered the seemingly-intoxicated star on the scene and took her into custody after the 43-year-old failed a field sobriety test.
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Jim Carrey Slams His Film 'Kick-Ass 2', Creator Mark Millar Responds

June 24, 2013 03:48:37 GMT


Jim Carrey apparently will not be on hand for any promotional effort of his upcoming flick "Kick-Ass 2", due out on August 16. The 51-year-old actor and comedian, who tackles a role as Colonel Stars and Stripes in it, has decided to no longer continue his support for the Jeff Wadlow-directed movie.

"I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence," Carrey wrote on Twitter. In another post, the outspoken gun-control advocate issued apology "to others involve with the film." "I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart," he reasoned.
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Report: Kanye West Did Not Propose to Kim Kardashian

June 24, 2013 03:40:55 GMT


Kanye West reportedly has not proposed to his baby mama, Kim Kardashian. According to PEOPLE, there is no proposal yet, but their source says, "I can't imagine them not getting married. That's in their future!"

A report suggesting that the "New Slaves" rapper popped the question to the 32-year-old TV personality emerged over the weekend. British media The Sun claimed that Kim accepted Kanye's proposal and they would get married in Paris this September.
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Stone Temple Pilots' Former Singer Scott Weiland Marries Jamie Wachtel

June 24, 2013 03:06:41 GMT


Scott Weiland is officially off the market. The former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver said "I do" to his photographer fiancee Jamie Wachtel Saturday night, June 22 at their Los Angeles home in an intimate wedding attended by closest family and friends.

The bride donned a flower headband and a white vintage dress from Paper Bag Princess in Beverly Hills, and the groom wrote a white suit from John Varvatos as they exchanged Pade Vavra rings. "We had the most beautiful, heartfelt ceremony," she told PEOPLE. "We all cried and laughed. Scott and I are over the moon!"
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Johnny Depp Sends Fans Into Hysterics at World Premiere of 'The Lone Ranger'


June 24, 2013 02:43:19 GMT


All eyes were on Johnny Depp as People's two-time Sexiest Man Alive walked his way down the red carpet at the world premiere of "The Lone Ranger" Saturday, June 22. About 3000 fans packed Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, screaming for Depp, who plays American Indian spirit warrior Tonto in the movie due out on July 3.

"This is surreal. I'm not used to this," said Gore Verbinski to USA Today, commenting on fans' passionate reaction to Depp's arrival. "I'm used to being on the set with Johnny where everyone knows each other and it's like 'Good morning, how you doing?' " Co-star Bryant Prince also had his say of it, "That sound can only be for Johnny Depp."
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Drake Drops 'Nothing Was the Same' Album Trailer

June 24, 2013 02:38:23 GMT


After announcing the September 17 arrival of his forthcoming third studio album "Nothing Was the Same" along with the release of four new singles, Canadian rapper Drake dropped a trailer for his new album. It heavily features his latest album "Take Care". More accurately, he uses the Grammy trophy he received for Best Rap Album for the said LP.

The five-minute trailer begins with the 26-year-old rap superstar, who appeared to be at his home playing pool with a bunch of his pals, when he gets a brown cardboard box package. As he opens it to discover that it was his Grammy trophy, he proceeds to pick up his drink contained in a Styrofoam cup and pours some of it into the gramophone, taking shots out of it and makes his friends do the same too.
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'Arab Idol' Crowns a Palestinian as Winner for First Time

June 24, 2013 02:37:29 GMT


"Arab Idol" crowned Mohammed Assaf as the winner of its second season. The 23-year-old, who sneaked out of the Gaza Strip to make the Cairo auditions, became the first Palestinian who won the TV singing contest aired on the region's MBC network.

As Palestinians celebrated his victory, Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas released a statement to say, "I congratulate the talented singer Mohammed Assaf ... who conveyed the message of the Palestinian people to the Arab nation through his art." The president also declared him a goodwill ambassador and granted him a diplomatic passport.
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Demi Lovato's Father Dies After Reported Battle With Cancer

June 24, 2013 02:27:23 GMT


Demi Lovato and her family are in mourning. Her father, Patrick, has just passed away over the weekend after reportedly losing battle against cancer. The "Heart Attack" singer missed out a scheduled photoshoot for "The X Factor (US)" after the sad news broke out.

The former Disney star has since kept low profile on Twitter, while her older sister Dallas tweeted, "Rest in peace daddy I love you.." Their mother Dianna De La Garza additionally wrote, "Thank you all for the outpouring of love and prayers. Y'all are amazing!"
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James Gandolfini's Funeral to Be Held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

June 24, 2013 02:20:41 GMT


A funeral service for "The Sopranos" star James Gandolfini is set for Thursday, June 27, at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City. According to a report from the Associated Press (via USA Today), an HBO spokesperson speaking on the behalf of the family says that the funeral will be held at 10 A.M.

Gandolfini's family spokesman Michael Kobold spoke to media on Sunday in Rome, "The provisional plan is to depart Rome tomorrow afternoon and arrive in the U.S. in the evening." However, Italian news agency ANSA reported that the actor's body left for the United States on Sunday.
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Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta... Holy Grail' Tracklist Revealed

June 24, 2013 02:19:26 GMT


Jay-Z has officially revealed the tracklist of his highly-anticipated album, "Magna Carta... Holy Grail". On Saturday, June 22, he sent several fans on a scavenger hunt in New York and rewarded the winners with the album's official tracklist.

In the game, Jay-Z's publicist, Jana Fleishman, asked fans to follow her updates on Instagram and Twitter. She tweeted a series of photos and clues while fans were tracking down her location. Those who could found Fleishman were given a binder with nothing but the titles of all tracks in "Magna Carta... Holy Grail".
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NeNe Leakes Weds Ex-Husband Gregg for Second Time

June 24, 2013 01:55:53 GMT


NeNe Leakes remarried her former husband, real estate investor Gregg Leakes, this past Saturday, June 22. The couple swapped wedding vows in front of 400 people at the nuptials taking place at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta Hotel.

The venue was lavishly decorated in white. The bride and her bridesmaids, which included "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" castmate Cynthia Bailey and featured guest star Marlo Hampton, wore dresses designed by Gabriella Arango.
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'Monsters University' Knocks Down 'World War Z' at Box Office

June 24, 2013 01:44:09 GMT


As predicted by most movie forecasters, "Monsters University" wins box-office battle against "World War Z". The animated feature about the college life of Mike Wazowski and Suley Sullivan takes in an easy $82.4 million in its first run. Brad Pitt's zombie movie follows right behind it with $66.4 million.

Such great start of "Monsters University" marks Pixar's second-highest opening ever behind 2010's "Toy Story 3" ($110 million) and the fifth biggest June debut of all time. "So much of this business is predicated on momentum," says Disney distribution topper Dave Hollis as quoted by Variety. "Summer is here, and man is it good to see big 'ole weekends like this."
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QVC May Also Axe Paula Deen, Fans Slam Food Network for Dropping the Cook

June 24, 2013 01:40:34 GMT


Paula Deen's deal with QVC is also in jeopardy amidst her N-word controversy. A representative for the network tells TMZ that they have "concerns [over] the unfortunate Paula Deen situation," noting that "QVC does not tolerate discriminatory behavior."

QVC hasn't made a decision whether to drop Deen or not, but "we are closely monitoring these events and we are reviewing our business relationship with Ms. Deen." It adds, "In the meantime, we have no immediate plans to have her appear on QVC."
 
 
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