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June 27, 2013

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Snoop Dogg Premieres 'Let the Bass Go' Music Video

June 27, 2013 09:18:51 GMT


Two weeks after debuting the track "Let the Bass Go", Snoop Dogg now releases its music video. The semi-animated clip is filled with scenes from DreamWorks' animated flick "Turbo", for which the song was recorded. The track was commissioned by the studio's CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg for the closing credits, but it would surely be a waste not to use it to drum up interest for the movie which will open stateside on July 17.

In his blue Adidas track suit, Snoop shoots out his rhymes from inside a garage surrounded by cars, in step with the animated movie's racing-inspired theme. The next moment, the 41-year-old rap superstar is rolling out his all-black race car outside for a quick drag race, where he leaves the competition in the dust and the bystanders in disbelief. Finally, the four-minute, Benny Boom-directed clip ends with Snoop holding the champion's trophy.
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Courteney Cox Reportedly Dating 'Cougar Town' Co-Star Brian Van Holt

June 27, 2013 09:17:21 GMT


Courteney Cox reportedly is dating her "Cougar Town" co-star Brian Van Holt. According to a new issue of Us Magazine, Courteney and Brian "have been going out for about six months." The source added that Courteney felt more comfortable bringing their relationship to public after her ex-husband David Arquette found a girlfriend, Christina McLarty.

The couple "acted like boyfriend and girlfriend" during a June 10 dinner in Chi Lin restaurant in West Hollywood, according to a report from an eyewitness. Brian was also reportedly close to Courteney's 9-year-old daughter, Coco. "The girl was extremely comfortable with Brian. She treated him like a dad or an uncle," an eyewitness said of Courteney's daughter when she visited "Cougar Town" filming location last fall.
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Snowboarder Shaun White Signs Record Deal With Warner Bros

June 27, 2013 09:10:41 GMT


Snowboard superstar Shaun White and his band, Bad Things, have just signed a deal with Warner Bros Record. The Olympic gold-medalist and his band are currently preparing their debut album. The album, which is expected to hit stores later this year, will be produced by Rob Schnapf, who has worked with the likes of Beck, Elliot Smith and The Vines.

Bad Things is the band that the 26-year-old snowboarder formed in Los Angeles with some of his childhood friends. In the band, White will be seen playing guitar alongside Anthony Sanudo, Lena Zawaideh and Jared Palomar who are going to play guitar, drums and bass, respectively. Recently-added member Davis LeDuke is set to front the band.
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'Big Brother' Reveals MVP's Power in Season 15 Premiere

June 27, 2013 09:09:46 GMT


"Big Brother 15" welcomed 16 houseguests to the new house in the season premiere on Wednesday, June 26. After a short introduction of the contestants, host Julie Chen gathered them to announce one of the twists: instead of two houseguests, three contestants will be nominated for elimination each week.

The houseguests then played Popsicle Factory to determined the HoH. In the game, they had to hang onto a "popsicle" while things like cold water and paint sprayed them as they rotated. After almost three hours, Nick and McCrae made a deal which would ensure Nick's immunity as he let McCrae be the first HoH. McCrae agreed, saying, "I like you. I think you and me can work well together."
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Keira Knightley to Produce and Star in 'The Other Typist'

June 27, 2013 08:52:20 GMT


Keira Knightley is confirmed to be involved in Fox Searchlight's latest project, The Hollywood Reporter learns. The Elizabeth Swann depicter in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" is set to produce and star in "The Other Typist", the feature version of Suzanne Rindells' debut novel of the same title.

Published by Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, the novel centers on Rose, an aloof typist in a police precinct who builds a friendship with a beautiful yet mysterious co-worker who later introduces her to the glamorous and forbidden underworld of 1920s New York. Kirkus Reviews described it as "a deliciously addictive, cinematically influenced page-turner, both comic and provocative."
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Aaron Hernandez Gets Charged With Murder, Loses NFL Contract With Patriots

June 27, 2013 08:40:50 GMT


NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez's troubles are kicking in one after the other, following his alleged involvement in the multiple shooting and eventual death of former semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. After being arrested in his home early Wednesday morning, June 26, the 23-year-old athlete was dropped by his team, the New England Patriots, from their roster, just before he was formally charged with first-degree murder.

Pleading not guilty to the murder charges, Hernandez was arraigned in a Massachusetts courtroom the same day of his arrest, where he was also faced with multiple weapons charges. Hernandez is the primary suspect in the killing of Lloyd after witnesses reported that the two had an argument in a club a few days before the incident, and that the NFL star had actually been in contact with the victim just hours before the body was found dead in an industrial park in North Attleborough last week.
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Melissa Etheridge Engaged to Linda Wallem After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

June 27, 2013 08:24:27 GMT


Rock musician Melissa Etheridge has just gotten engaged to her partner Linda Wallem. This was revealed by the "Come to My Window" singer on June 26, just after the U.S. Supreme Court gave legally married same-sex couples the same federal rights as heterosexual couples when they declared the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as "unconstitutional" and overturned California's Proposition 8 constitutional amendment that recognizes only those marriages between a man and a woman.

"I look forward to exercising my American civil liberties and getting fully, completely and legally married this year to my true love of over three years, Linda Wallem," Etheridge wrote on Twitter. The 52-year-old LGBT rights advocate is set to wed Wallem, creator and executive producer of the award-winning series "Nurse Jackie", in their home state of California.
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Video: Miley Cyrus Performs on 'Good Morning America'

June 27, 2013 08:18:35 GMT


Miley Cyrus appeared on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday morning, June 26. Wearing a black crop-top, white shorts and thigh high boots, the 20-year-old singer and actress performed her hit single, "We Can't Stop", in front of the show's hosts and hundreds of fans. For her second performance, Cyrus brought out surprise guest will.i.am to sing their collaboration, "Fall Down".

After the performance, Cyrus sat down for an interview. When asked if she agreed with people who thought her video for "We Can't Stop" was too raunchy, she responded, "No, then [the critics] haven't partied in a while. They haven't been to a good party in a minute."
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Kristen Bell Proposes to Dax Shepard on Twitter After DOMA Overturned

June 27, 2013 08:17:42 GMT


Kristen Bell proposed to her fiance for almost three years, Dax Shepard, asking if he would marry her after the Supreme Court deemed the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. The "House of Lies" star delightfully welcomed the news and tweeted to her beau, "@daxshepard1 will you marry me? Xo #marriageequality #loveislove."

A representative for the actress said in a statement, "They have been engaged for 2 1/2 years and have been waiting for this day so they can officially wed. They are beyond thrilled for their friends in the gay community." The "Parenthood" actor later said yes to Bell's proposal.
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'Veronica Mars' Movie Unleashes First Official Pic, Ken Marino Will Return

June 27, 2013 08:09:08 GMT


"Veronica Mars" movie is currently underway, and director/writer Rob Thomas lets Entertainment Weekly unveil first official photo taken from the filming location. The snap features Thomas and none-other-than leading lady Kristen Bell, who was previously spotted filming a late night scene with Jason Dohring.

In addition to the image, Thomas has recently provided a casting update. From the announcement in an email to Kickstarter backers, he reveals that Ken Marino is officially added to the ensemble, writing, "I'm...pleased to confirm that Ken Marino will be returning as Veronica and Keith's would-be competition, Vinnie Van Low."
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Justin Bieber's Failed 'Saturday Night Live' Sketch Surfaces

June 27, 2013 08:01:04 GMT


An unaired "Saturday Night Live" sketch starring Justin Bieber has just been released online. Written for the February episode hosted by the Canadian pop singer, the skit fell flat during the show's dress rehearsal and did not make it to the final cut.

The clip featured Bill Hader and Bieber as father-son musicians who served a musical act on "The Steve Harvey Show". Hader was the vocalist with Bieber on the keyboard, Fred Armisen on the drums and Bobby Moynihan playing a Dr. Seuss instrument.
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'The Avengers' Wins Big at 2013 Saturn Awards

June 27, 2013 07:15:09 GMT


"The Avengers" claimed big victory at the 39th Saturn Awards on Wednesday night, June 26 in Burbank, Calif. Receiving six nods, the Marvel flick eventually brought home four trophies from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, such as Best Science-Fiction Film, Best Supporting Actor (Clark Gregg), Best Director (Joss Whedon) and Best Special Effects.

Tim Burton-directed "Frankenweenie" won in all two categories it was up. The Winona Ryder-starring animation was honored for Best Animated Film and Best Music (Danny Elfman). In other categories, Best Fantasy Film went to "Life of Pi", Best Horror/Thriller was given to "The Cabin in the Woods" and "Skyfall" won Best Action/Adventure.
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Justin Bieber Sued by Paparazzo for Alleged Assault in Shopping Center Parking Lot

June 27, 2013 07:09:29 GMT


A paparazzo filed a lawsuit against Justin Bieber on Wednesday, June 26, after he allegedly "physically attacked" the photographer in May 2012. According to a court filing obtained by E! News, Jose Osmin Hernandez Duran said that he was one of the paparazzi who took pictures of Bieber and then-girlfriend Selena Gomez at the parking lot of The Commons shopping center in Calabasas, California.

According to the filing, Bieber had difficulties turning his Mercedes Sprinter van because Duran and his fellow photographers swarmed his car. The "Baby" singer later allegedly yelled at them, "F**k off! Get out of my way!" However, "a few seconds later" Bieber went out of his car and "delivered a martial-arts type kick" to Duran's left lower rib, launched a "hard" punch to the plaintiff's face and pushed him to a parked car.
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Earl Sweatshirt Cancels European Shows Due to Medical Condition

June 27, 2013 07:01:50 GMT


Earl Sweatshirt will axe several tour dates due to illness. The 19-year-old rapper, who recently suffered from pneumonia, took to Twitter to announce the unfortunate news. He wrote, "IM STILL SICK AND THIS SUCKS A** THAT I CANT MAKE IT TO THESE JULY SHOWS I AM REALLY F**KING SORRY TO EVERYONE WHO WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO IT."

Even though he said "these July shows", Earl would only cancel the European tour dates. He will not be seen joining his rap group, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, to headline some festivals in European countries including Denmark, Sweden, England, Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Scotland. He is scheduled to return to the stage for a show at New York's Buffalo Outer Harbor on July 21.
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'Revolution' and 'The Walking Dead' Among TV Winners at 2013 Saturn Awards

June 27, 2013 06:52:34 GMT


"Revolution" and "The Walking Dead" are the Best Network Television Series and the Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series respectively in 2013, according to the Academy Of Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy Films. The two shows were among the winners in TV field at the 39th Annual Saturn Awards, which was held Wednesday night, June 26 in Burbank, Calif.

"Walking Dead" earned another nod through Laurie Holden, who was named Best Supporting Actress on Television. Holden, whose character Andrea was killed off at the end of "Walking Dead" season 3, defeated the likes of Anna Gunn, Jennifer Carpenter and Jessica Lange for the prize.
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Oprah Winfrey Is Forbes Most Powerful Celebrity for 2013

June 27, 2013 06:28:24 GMT


Even an $88 million income drop last year could not pull down talk show host Oprah Winfrey from the top spot in Forbes' list of the Most Powerful Celebrities for 2013. The 59-year-old media mogul is back at the No. 1 position in the business magazine's annual Celebrity 100 ranking after two consecutive years at the runner-up spot.

Winfrey's return to the No. 1 slot somewhat symbolically depicts her recent recovery in terms of running her own network. From an estimated $330 million in losses at the onset, her Oprah Winfrey Network may stand to turn some profit by the end of this year, boosted by must-see shows like that of her two-part interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.
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Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen and More Star in Bonnie McKee's 'American Girl' Music Video

June 27, 2013 06:24:05 GMT


Bonnie McKee has released a star-studded music video for "American Girl". The songwriter invited her famous friends including Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen, Adam Lambert, Ke$ha, Jenny McCarthy, Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic, Nicole Scherzinger, KISS, Tommy Lee, George Takei, Jane Lynch and many more to appear in the video and lip-sync to the song.

The 4-minute video opens with Montley Crue's Lee impersonating McKee. Wearing a red wig and a bandana, Lee applies a shocking pink lipstick on his lips. Holding her teddy bear, Perry pops up from her bed. Later, other celebrities appear after one another while singing lines like, "I was raised by a television/ Every day is a competition/ Put the key in my ignition."
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'Annie' Finally Finds Miss Hannigan in Cameron Diaz

June 27, 2013 06:14:24 GMT


Cameron Diaz has landed a role in Sony Pictures' upcoming musical "Annie", Deadline reports. The "Knight & Day" actress, who recently showed up in the international teaser trailer for Ridley Scott's "The Counselor", is on board the project to take on the role of Miss Hannigan.

In the story, Miss Hannigan is introduced as a mean lady who runs the orphanage where Annie and her friends live. Sony initially envisioned that character to be played by Sandra Bullock. However, the co-star of Melissa McCarthy in "The Heat" decided to pass on it after failing to reach an agreement with the studio at the negotiation table.
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Kim Zolciak Confirms Fifth Pregnancy

June 27, 2013 05:58:34 GMT


Kim Zolciak is excited to welcome another child to her family. The 35-year-old TV personality officially announced that she is expecting a baby in a June 25 episode of Bravo's "Don't Be Tardy...".

"Pregnant, pregnant, pregnant, pregnant, pregnant, pregnant," Kim read the results of at-home pregnancy tests to her footballer husband, Kroy Biermann. "Kroy, we have not one negative test. How exciting is that, love muffin? You did it again, lovey. Are you excited, love muffin? It must be the athlete sperm," she said while hugging the Atlanta Falcons' player.
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Armie Hammer Is Not 'Ant-Man', Vin Diesel Might Be Courted for 'Avengers 2'

June 27, 2013 05:50:54 GMT


Latest updates on two Marvel movies have surfaced online. First up, director Edgar Wright takes to Twitter to slam recent rumors he met Armie Hammer on the set of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and offered him a leading role in "Ant-Man". "But... I haven't been on the Cap 2 set," Wright wrote. "Or met Mr. Hammer."

Hammer confirms the truth to ScreenRant. The co-star of Johnny Depp in "The Lone Ranger" admits he's never heard of "Ant-Man" project or even the director's name. "Who's Edgar Wright?" he says to the site in response to the rumor. "I did go visit the set, though. Not with Edgar. Um... a buddy of mine was working on the movie so I just wanted to go say hi."
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Rhys Ifans Cast as Sherlock Holmes' Brother on 'Elementary'

June 27, 2013 05:06:04 GMT


"Elementary" has found Sherlock Holmes' older brother in Rhys Ifans. CBS has announced that the "Notting Hill" star is cast in the recurring role of Mycroft Holmes and will make his first appearance on the show in the second season premiere, which will be filmed on location in London and air September 26.

"I could not be more excited to have Rhys coming aboard," creator Robert Doherty says in a statement. "I've always been a tremendous fan and feel very honored to have him in the fold. Equally excited are Jonny [Lee Miller] and Lucy [Liu], both of whom have worked with Rhys in feature films. I think this is going to be a lot of fun for all of us."
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will.i.am Sues Pharrell Williams Over Use of 'I AM' Trademark

June 27, 2013 04:51:54 GMT


Black Eyed Peas' leader will.i.am is suing fellow artist Pharrell Williams over his use of the former's "I AM" trademark on the latter's "i am OTHER" brand. The "Scream & Shout" artist claims that he owns the copyright to the phrase "I AM" and Williams' creative brand dilutes his ownership of the "I AM" and "WILL.I.AM" marks.

will.i.am further claims that Williams' "i am OTHER" logo is "confusingly similar" to his own "I AM " logo. The record producer established the "i am OTHER" as a "creative venture and way of life," with brands such as Billionaire Boys Club & ICECREAM and Brooklyn Machine Works aimed to find a diverse group of talented individuals and promote them online.
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Kat Von D Ends Engagement to Deadmau5, Hints That He Cheated on Her

June 27, 2013 04:28:38 GMT


Kat Von D is mending a broken heart, yet again. The former "LA Ink" star, who was engaged to Sandra Bullock's ex-husband Jesse James in 2011, has split with her fiance Deadmau5 a.k.a. Joel Zimmerman.

Announcing the breakup on Twitter, the tattoo artist hinted that the Canadian music producer cheated on her. "Cheating on your loved one is the most hurtful thing one could do. I hate to have to admit, that this relationship is indeed over," she wrote on Wednesday, June 26.
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Prince Jackson Describes Moments Before Father's Death During Trial

June 27, 2013 04:11:34 GMT


Michael Jackson's 16-year-old son Prince Jackson delivered an emotional testimony during his father wrongful death trial on Wednesday, June 26. The teenager told the court about the last time he saw the King of Pop before his death.

"My dad was hanging half off the bed, and his eyes kind of rolled in the back of his head. My sister came upstairs, but we kept pulling her downstairs. She was screaming the whole time saying she wants her daddy," he told the jurors in quivering voice, as quoted by New York Daily News.
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'Thanks for Sharing' Trailer: Mark Ruffalo and Josh Gad vs. Sex Addiction

June 27, 2013 04:08:34 GMT


Lionsgate's upcoming movie "Thanks for Sharing" has just dropped its first trailer online, featuring Mark Ruffalo as a man whose mind is apparently too often occupied with sex. How bad his addiction can be is somehow teased in the video as he is introduced as one of some people who think about it 15 times an hour.

"Now You See Me" actor Ruffalo is not the only one dealing with the problem. In the movie, Josh Gad also happens to suffer from a sexual addiction. "I'm out of control," so the "jOBS" star describes himself after the trailer sees him getting caught filming up his female boss' skirt. In the end, there's only one question left: can they be finally cured?
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Lady GaGa Named the Most Powerful Musician by Forbes

June 27, 2013 04:01:34 GMT


Lady GaGa tops Forbes' Most Powerful Musicians in The World list. Based on earnings, social media presence and press mentions, the 27-year-old superstar beats fellow musicians including Beyonce Knowles and Madonna, who come behind her to round out the top three.

The Mother Monster makes it to the list's No. 1 after her "Born This Way" world tour grossed $168 million through January, despite being cut due to a hip injury. The "Bad Romance" hitmaker also has a strong social media presence with 38 million people following her on Twitter and 58 million fans on Facebook.
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Video: Paula Deen Gets Tearful on 'Today' While Defending Herself Against Racist Claim

June 27, 2013 03:43:45 GMT


After canceling her scheduled "Today" interview last week, Paula Deen made her promise this time to appear on the show Wednesday, June 26. Sitting down with host Matt Lauer, the beleaguered cook addressed the N-word issue that has landed her in hot water.

Asked if she's on the show to stop the financial bleeding suffered by several companies who invested on her, she replied, "I'm here today because I want people to know who I am." She elaborated, "The main reason I'm here today, Matt, is that it's important for me to tell you and everyone out there what I believe and how I live my life."
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Rolling Stones Signs Publishing Deal With BMG

June 27, 2013 03:09:28 GMT


The Rolling Stones has just entered into a new publishing deal with German record company Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) to represent their extensive music catalog. BMG is the latest outside company to sign a publishing deal with the Stones since EMI Music Publishing, who owned the band's songs from 1971 to 1983, before the band subsequently took over.

"We look forward to a fresh and fruitful long-term business relationship with all the team at BMG," said founding members, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who share credit for writing many of the band's greatest hits. Effective July 1, BMG will be responsible for publishing the songs written by the duo since 1983.
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James Gandolfini's Family and Friends Attend Private Wake in New Jersey

June 27, 2013 02:53:15 GMT


Family and friends attended James Gandolfini's private viewing held at the Robert Spearing Funeral Home in Park Ridge, New Jersey on Wednesday, June 26. The actor's widow Deborah Lin, teenage son Michael, and 9-month-old daughter Liliana were among the first wave of mourners who arrived at the funeral home.

Baby Liliana was shielded by umbrellas as she entered the funeral home inside a baby carrier with her mother. Gandolfini's sisters Johanna Antonacci and Leta also joined their aunt, uncle and cousin at the invitation-only wake, which was scheduled to run until 9 P.M.
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'A Night With Janis Joplin' Set to Hit Broadway Stage

June 27, 2013 02:50:49 GMT


"A Night With Janis Joplin" is coming to Broadway. The tribute show starring Mary Bridget Davies as the psychedelic rock legend, who died at the age of 27 due to an overdose of heroin, will go for a Broadway run, with previews scheduled to begin on September 20 and official opening set for October 10 at the Lyceum Theatre.

The show previously went by the name of "One Night With Janis Joplin". Written and directed by Randy Johnson, the musical is supported by an eight-piece band and a trio of backup singers, featuring Joplin's hits such as "Piece of My Heart", "Mercedes Benz", "Me and Bobby McGee", "Ball and Chain" and "Summertime".
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Jay-Z Reportedly Plans Surprise Concert in Times Square

June 27, 2013 02:37:28 GMT


Jay-Z is reportedly planning on doing a surprise concert atop the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater, where the "Late Show With David Letterman" is taped. New York Times, which broke the news, said that the concert was scheduled for June 8 and Jay-Z would turn rush-hour Times Square into a gigantic street party.

Jay-Z is reportedly seeking approval from Mayor Bloomberg's office. "If he gets permission from the mayor's office, it's going to be off the hook," a law-enforcement agent told the site. "They'll have to shut down Broadway around the Letterman building. They'll have to have a strong police presence. It's going to be chaos with so many fans."
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Rob Kardashian Says Kim Kardashian's Baby Name 'Sounds Cool'

June 27, 2013 02:34:33 GMT


Rob Kardashian defended his sister Kim Kardashian's baby unique moniker during a phone call to Ryan Seacrest's KIIS FM radio show. In the Wednesday, June 26, radio interview, Rob told Ryan that he supported Kim and Kanye West's decision to pick an unusual name for their baby daughter.

"I told Kim and Kanye this: I'm like, 'Yo, people are always going to talk whether it's good or bad. There's always going to be the haters, but do what you guys feel. Like, you know everyone's going to say, 'Oh, you're coming up with some weird celebrity, crazy name.' ' You know how it is," Rob explained.
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FOX Announces 2013 Fall Premiere Dates, Plans Early Start

June 27, 2013 02:00:58 GMT


FOX is another broadcast network that won't stick to the traditional premiere week, which starts September 23 this year. While The CW pushes back its shows' premiere to October, FOX will start a little early.

"The X Factor (US)" season 3 premiere will kick things off on September 11, with a two-hour second-part premiere following on September 12. "Bones" returns with new season on Monday, September 16 at 8 P.M., followed by "Sleepy Hollow" debut at 9 P.M.
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'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Confirmed to Debut New Trailer at Comic-Con

June 27, 2013 01:58:54 GMT


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It's official, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" will come to this year's San Diego Comic-Con. From Lionsgate's press release issued on June 26, the panel for "The Hunger Games" sequel will be held on Saturday, July 20 with exclusive new trailer from the Katniss Everdeen film set to be debuted during the event.

The studio will bring "I, Frankenstein" as well. The panel for Aaron Eckhart's action movie will take place on the same day as "Catching Fire" with "never-before-seen footage" from the feature adaptation of Kevin Grevioux's graphic novel ready to be unveiled at the convention.
 
 
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