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June 29, 2013

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TLC Defends Remake of 'Waterfalls'

June 29, 2013 06:37:41 GMT


In light of not so positive reactions towards their remake of their career-defining hit "Waterfalls", the remaining members of the ground-breaking '90s R'n'B/hip-hop girl trio TLC, Tionne Watkins a.k.a. T-Boz and Rozonda Thomas a.k.a. Chilli have come out with an explanation as to why third member, the late Lisa Lopes a.k.a. Left Eye's rap verse in the original was not thrown in the track and instead commissioned Japanese pop star Namie Amuro to complete the trio on the new version.

According to Watkins and Thomas, they were blocked from using Lopes' rap, claiming the group did not own the master recording rights to it and their request to gain the rights have been consequently denied. "We were forced to use a creative way to honor Lisa's memory and celebrate this milestone with the fans," Thomas said.
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Miley Cyrus' Video Parodied With 'We Can Bark' Starring Puppies

June 29, 2013 06:23:38 GMT


Miley Cyrus' controversial "We Can't Stop" music video gets a new unofficial version which is more kid-friendly with puppies starring in it. The parody video entitled "We Can Bark" opens with some pups doing what Miley and her friends do in the original music video, including brushing hair, lying on the floor, eating sandwich of money and turning food into a skull.

The video also sees the puppies dancing with their friends while having teddy bears strapped to their back, making out with a doll and partying on a pool. The dogs are happily playing with their friends as a voiceover sings, "A doggie party/ Dancing with Puppies/ Layin' wherever we please/ This is our bowl/ This is my food/ This is my crate/ And we can bark/ And we will bark."
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Westboro Baptist Church Calls Taylor Swift 'Wh*re'


June 29, 2013 06:00:58 GMT


It seems Taylor Swift's string of highly-publicized romance has not only given her some of her biggest hits but now, it had also gotten the attention of extreme ideologies group Westboro Baptist Church. The 23-year-old entertainer's past relationships have just made her the new target of the Topeka, Kansas-based organization, which has branded her a "wh*re" and is planning to picket her forthcoming August 3 concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

"@TaylorSwift13 works her 'girl next door' country-singer shtick, while hopping from one young man to the next and strutting across the world stage like a proud whore," the WBC wrote. They went on to criticize the singer for not using her immense popularity and massive Twitter following to tell young women to "stop fornicating" and "obey God."
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T-Pain Won't Buy Kanye West Baby Gifts, Explains Why

June 29, 2013 05:55:28 GMT


T-Pain didn't bother to buy Kanye West gifts to congratulate him on fatherhood despite the fact that they're good buddies. At the premiere of "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain" in Los Angeles, he explains to Us Weekly of his no-gift decision for Yeezy.

"Kanye is much richer than me so I'm not even going to try [getting him and Kim Kardashian a gift]," the Auto-Tune rapper reasons. "Kanye has no couth when it comes to things like that, so when you bring him something, he'd be like, 'What the f**k is this?' "
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'Captain Planet' Film Officially in the Works at Sony


June 29, 2013 05:45:32 GMT


"Captain Planet and the Planeteers" movie is officially under development at Sony Pictures, Entertainment Weekly learns. The site confirms the coverage of The Hollywood Report, which broke the news first, reporting that the big-screen version of the environmental cartoon is indeed to be produced by Mark Gordon, Don Murphy and Susan Montford.

The 1990s toon series told the story of five teens from around the world who were chosen to be the bearers of powerful elemental rings which would help them protect the planet from the devastation of looters and polluters. Dr. Blight, Verminous Skumm and Duke Nukem were some of villains that the Captain and the Planeteers faced off against.
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Mormon-Owned NBC Affiliate to Air First-Run Episodes of 'Saturday Night Live'

June 29, 2013 05:43:48 GMT


"Saturday Night Live" will finally air on KSL-TV, the NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City, years after it refused to carry the sketch show. The station, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has decided to broadcast new episodes of the variety series starting September 28 at 10:30 P.M. with the show's 39th season.

"Starting this fall, KSL is pleased to welcome Saturday Night Live to its weekly line-up, on Saturday nights at 10:30," KSL announced through its Facebook page. "More changes and updates to the fall line-up are coming soon -- stay with us and we'll keep you posted!"
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Justin Bieber Wants to 'Start a Family' Young

June 29, 2013 05:40:36 GMT


Justin Bieber says that he wants to get married at young age. In a new special issue of Us Magazine, the 19-year-old popstar says that he dreams of a romantic relationship like what his grandparents have. "My grandparents Bruce and Diane Dale are my relationship role models. They love each other so much, after so many years! When I'm their age, I want to be as in love with my wife as my grandfather is with his," Bieber tells the magazine.

He wants to "get married and start a family" while he is young. However, he has to find a girlfriend first. His romantic relationship with Selena Gomez ended earlier this year, but they were caught sharing a hug and kiss on cheek at the Billboard Music Awards.
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'Teen Wolf' Co-Stars Crystal Reed and Daniel Sharman Split

June 29, 2013 05:33:38 GMT


"Teen Wolf" co-stars Crystal Reed and Daniel Sharman have broken up. She tells Us Weekly that she found comfort in music after the split. "My summer anthem right now is Alanis Morissette, 'Jagged Little Pill'," she said. "I can just jam to it. It's a good record. You need something that feels empowering."

She also opened up about escaping to Paris for a little time with herself. "I went by myself and it was cold, but it was still really, really beautiful," she explained. "I was just getting over a breakup, so it was something that just jumpstarted my singleness."
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Mischa Barton Slams 'Bling Ring' for Referencing Her DUI Arrest


June 29, 2013 05:18:37 GMT


Mischa Barton is apparently not a fan of "The Bling Ring", which was inspired by the real-life notorious group of Calabasas teenage burglars. The 27-year-old model and actress has recently taken to Twitter to slam the Sofia Coppola flick, in which one of the characters mentions her 2007 drunk driving shame, saying in the film, "Mischa Barton got a DUI."

"Really #sofiacoppola #theblingring my name? Shame on you," tweeted Barton on June 26, admitting that the line completely bothered her. The on-screen love interest of Enrique Iglesias in "Addicted" music video then added, "The whole idea of this movie, granted, I haven't seen it, creeps me out #theblingring. #undeserved."
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Clinton Sparks' 'Gold Rush' Video Ft. 2 Chainz and Macklemore

June 29, 2013 05:11:22 GMT


Grammy nominated DJ Clinton Sparks premieres his new music video "Gold Rush" and it stars some famous collaborators, rappers 2 Chainz and Macklemore and indie pop band Chester French lead vocalist David-Andrew Wallach a.k.a. D.A. Wallach. The track appears in DJ Sparks' forthcoming album "Disco Ball & Chain", set to arrive later this year.

The all-star treatment does not end with the vocals but also extends to the visuals, as the three-minute-plus clip features cameos by Motley Crue's founding member Tommy Lee and "Fast and Furious 6" star Tyrese Gibson. Lee is shown doing what he does best on the drums while Gibson takes on the guitar-playing role as Sparks, 2 Chainz and Macklemore handle the vocals.
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Carla Bruni Announces Plan to Tour France and U.S. to Promote New Album

June 29, 2013 04:54:37 GMT


Carla Bruni returns to music after husband Nicolas Sarkozy lost the France presidential election in 2012. In a recent interview in New York, the 45-year-old singer/songwriter, who is currently on a tour to promote her latest album "Little French Songs", shared her excitement to work on music again.

Bruni said fans could expect something better from her fourth album, which she described as "folk music with a little pop." She ensured fans that her musical skill had improved, so the album was better than its predecessors. "Something has to get better with age," she said. "There is something good about getting older, and that is experience."
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Ex-WWE Wrestler Doink the Clown Found Dead in Apartment

June 29, 2013 04:52:10 GMT


Former WWE wrestler Matt Osborne, or the original Doink the Clown, passed away at the age of 55. According to TMZ, he was found dead by his girlfriend in her apartment in Texas on Friday morning, June 28. Cause of death is currently not available.

The police in Plano, Texas reportedly launched a homicide investigation as standard procedure. Indications are that his death was accidental. There were no weapons found on the scene and autopsy would be carried out later.
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'Terminator' Actor Nick Stahl Arrested for Drug Possession

June 29, 2013 04:37:47 GMT


Nick Stahl is put in the slammer yet again. The "Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines" actor was arrested at a motel on Wilcox Avenue in Los Angeles Friday morning, June 28 for alleged possession of methamphetamines. Police actually stumbled on the troubled actor when they went to the motel to conduct a parole compliance check on one of the people he was hanging with.

The arrest came hot on heels of news that he was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold after being taken to a hospital in Los Angeles earlier this month. It's another setback for his road to sober up after he seemed to stay out of trouble since he was off hook in an alleged lewd conduct a few months ago due to insufficient evidence.
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O.J. Simpson Movie in the Works, Charlotte Kirk Cast as Nicole Brown Simpson

June 29, 2013 04:23:33 GMT


A movie about O.J. Simpson criminal case is under development. The Wrap, which broke the news first, learns that the $65 million film, entitled "An American Mystery", has found its director and first lead cast. Joshua Newton, who directed 2011's "Iron Cross" starring the late Roy Schneider, is set to pen and direct with Charlotte Kirk cast as Nicole Brown Simpson.

"Non-Stop" actress Kirk will play Brown Simpson "from when she first met the famous football star as an 18 year-old in 1977 to her untimely death alongside Ron Goldman." Newton promises that the movie will feature "startling facts" and a "fresh perspective" surrounding the the controversial murder trial dubbed "trial of the century."
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HBO's 'Clear History' Full Trailer: Larry David Makes a Big Mistake

June 29, 2013 04:19:01 GMT


The first full trailer for "Clear History" has made its way out via ETonline, giving an extended look at the HBO original movie. Unlike the previously-released promo videos which were vague, the latest sneak peek reveals the plotline while teasing with short scenes featuring A-list cast members.

Larry David is featured as a hipster marketing exec named Nathan, who blows his chance to be a huge success by selling his share on a start-up electric car company after a petty argument with his boss, played by Jon Hamm. The company then goes on to make billions of dollars, leaving Nathan publicly humiliated, his life destroyed.
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Shannon Richardson Charged With Mailing Toxic Letter to President Obama

June 29, 2013 04:02:38 GMT


Shannon Richardson, who has appeared on "The Walking Dead" and "The Vampire Diaries", was indicted on Friday, June 28 on charges in connection with ricin-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. The actress, whose complete name is Shannon Rogers Guess Richardson, was charged with two counts of mailing a threatening communication and one count of making a threat against the President of the United States.

Shannon faces up to five years in prison on each of the charges. She initially informed authorities that the toxic mails were sent by her husband, army veteran Nathaniel Richardson, but investigation by FBI found out that she was the one who mailed the dangerous packages.
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Arctic Monkeys and Dizzee Rascal Rock Day 1 of 2013 Glastonbury Festival

June 29, 2013 04:00:41 GMT


After taking a year off last year in lieu of the London Summer Olympics, the 2013 Glastonbury Festival returned with a bang Friday, June 28 at the Pilton farms in Somerset, in South West England. The four-day music fest kicked off with headliners the Arctic Monkeys supported by a packed line-up of performers that included Dizzee Rascal, Liam Gallagher's new Beady Eye band, and many more.

As headliners, the Arctic Monkeys closed Day 1 of the festival, performing to a jam-packed crowd from the Pyramid stage. The band kicked off their set with a new single "Do I Wanna Know" before playing the rest of their set featuring "I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor" which lead vocalist Alex Turner dedicated to the ladies in the audience. Turner's The Last Shadow Puppets band mate Miles Kane made a surprise appearance, playfully singing the opening lines to Coldplay's "Yellow" before dedicating the "Happy Birthday" song to her mom who was in attendance.
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Paula Deen Loses J.C. Penney, Sears and Book Deal With Ballantine

June 29, 2013 03:39:37 GMT


More companies are distancing themselves from Paula Deen following her admission to using racial slur in the past. J.C. Penney Co. and Sears Holdings, the company behind Sears and Kmart, have all cut ties with the embattled celebrity chef.

Those retailers announced their decision in separate statements Friday, June 28. "We will continue to evaluate the situation. Our members' needs will be given first priority as we work to continue to provide quality cookware in our stores and online," Sears stated.
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Kim Zolciak Denies Report of Smoking While Pregnant

June 29, 2013 03:37:49 GMT


Kim Zolciak denies accusation that she smokes a cigarette while pregnant with her fifth child. According to a TMZ report, the TV personality has sent a a cease and desist letter to a photo agency that released photos of her and alleged that she smoked a cigarette while pregnant.

The "Don't Be Tardy..." star accused the photo agency of purposely deceiving the public about two sets of photos they took. She claimed that the photos were taken some times ago, but she did not remember the exact date. Kim said that she was photographed by the same agency on June 27 when she wore black sweatpants, but she was not smoking.
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Michael C. Hall on 'Dexter' Season 8: It's a Decisive Ending

June 29, 2013 03:24:56 GMT


"Dexter" is nearing its end with the eight and final season set to kick off this weekend. Met at the show's premiere party at Milk Studios in Los Angeles earlier this month, the stars dished on what to expect from the new installment. Without spilling any details, Michael C. Hall told E! News, "It's a decisive ending that I'm really excited about."

His on-screen sister and real-life ex-wife Jennifer Carpenter was equally coy when speaking about the upcoming season. "I feel like this season is unlike any other that we've ever shot," the Debra depicter gushed. "I don't even know how to prepare people for it, so I'm really curious. I can't gauge it. Debra at least starts off in a place she's never been before."
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Freightliner Argosy Added to 'Transformers 4' Car Line-Up

June 29, 2013 03:21:09 GMT


New update on the currently-underway "Transformers 4" has surfaced online. Fans are now treated with a teaser image of a new vehicle that Michael Bay will have for the upcoming action-heavy flick. Featured in it is a 2014 Argosy cab-over truck by Freightliner.

Argosy is the latest addition to the car line-up, which has a vintage 1967 Camaro for new form of Bumblebee, a custom-built Western Star truck for Optimus Prime's upgraded look, a 1,200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse and a C7 Corvette Stingray for unspecified Autobots. A 2013 Pagani Huayra will also show up in the "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" sequel.
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Jay-Z Gets Approval for Surprise Concert in NYC

June 29, 2013 02:47:04 GMT


Jay-Z is set to perform atop the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater. The New York Post reports that New York City Mayor Bloomberg has approved Jay-Z's application to perform at the same building where the "Late Show With David Letterman" is taped.

The so-called surprise concert is scheduled for July 8, four days after Jay-Z releases his new album, "Magna Carta... Holy Grail". No other details have been revealed, but Jay-Z will definitely shut down Broadway traffic between West 53rd and 54th during rush hour.
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Janelle Monae Sets 'The Electric Lady' Release Date, Debuts 'Dance Apocalyptic'

June 29, 2013 02:44:25 GMT


As she gears up for a live performance at the 2013 BET Awards on June 30, R'n'B songstress Janelle Monae announced the September 10 release date of her sophomore studio album "The Electric Lady". The 27-year-old songbird's forthcoming LP features the songs "Q.U.E.E.N", her collaboration with the Grammy Award-winning Erykah Badu, as well as the just released "Dance Apocalyptic".

"The Electric Lady" serves as Monae's follow-up to her Grammy nominated debut album, "The ArchAndroid" released back in 2010. Recorded entirely at the singer's Wondaland studio, it includes tracks featuring such artists as the iconic Prince and "Adorn" singer Miguel.
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'Nymphomaniac' First Clip: Sex in Return for Chocolate

June 29, 2013 02:41:38 GMT


First clip for "Nymphomaniac", a starring vehicle for such A-list stars as Shia LaBeouf, Uma Thurman, Christian Slater and Stellan Skarsgard, has been debuted online. Though the video does not include any appearance from those starry names, it still looks enticing as it teases a sexperience of a likely first-time doer.

The clip is taken from "The Compleat Angler", the first of eight chapters in the Lars von Trier-directed film. Featured in it is Stacy Martin, whose character young Joe prepares herself to have sex with some boys, in exchange for chocolate, after receiving some beginner tips from Sophie Kennedy Clark (B girl).
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Channing Tatum Had 'Crying Fits' Watching Wife Give Birth to Baby Everly

June 29, 2013 02:32:44 GMT


Channing Tatum is a big, strong man who usually portrays a tough guy on the big screen, but he easily succumbed to multiple rounds of tears when watching Jenna Dewan give birth to their daughter, baby Everly. "I probably went to the bathroom four times and had a crying fit," he said. "Like, I'm just like, I don't know what to do!"

The "White House Down" actor, 33, told Chelsea Handler that seeing his wife struggling through the delivery without being able to ease her pain was torture. "It's like someone's hurting, someone that you love and you can't do anything about it," the new dad explained on "Chelsea Lately". "You physically cannot help."
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Alec Baldwin Explains Homophobic Slur Used in Twitter Rant


June 29, 2013 02:30:30 GMT


Alec Baldwin has offered explanation concerning homophobic slur that he used when he went ballistic on Twitter after his wife was accused of tweeting during James Gandolfini's funeral service. In his Twitter rant, the actor called a Daily Mail reporter toxic "queen" and launched other offensive words. Speaking to the Gothamist, the 55-year-old actor said that the "queen" word he used has different meaning.

"The idea of ... that being something that people thought is homophobic ... a queen to me has a different meaning. It's somebody who's just above," Baldwin said. He added that he would have moved out of New York long time ago if he were a homophobe.
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Four Original 'Glee' Cast Members Won't Return in Season 5

June 29, 2013 02:20:29 GMT


Another graduation means more familiar characters leave McKinley High on "Glee". TVLine has learned that at least four original cast members won't return as series regulars in the upcoming season 5.

They are Heather Morris (Brittany), Mark Salling (Puck), Amber Riley (Mercedes) and Harry Shum Jr. (Mike). The foursome joins Dianna Agron, whose appearance has been reduced to only a handful of episodes in season 4. They all, however, may still return as occasional guest stars.
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Prince, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jennifer Lopez Among Academy's New Members

June 29, 2013 01:44:52 GMT


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled 276 names that have been invited to join the organization this year. Among surprising new members in a list posted on the official site are Grammy winner Prince, Jennifer Lopez, "The Hangover" helmer Todd Phillips, Danny Trejo and Milla Jovovich.

In the Actors category, "Don Jon" star and director Joseph Gordon-Levitt is also invited to vote for the Oscars next year. Jason Bateman, Chris Tucker, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Rebecca Hall and Paula Patton are some other stars that make the list announced on Friday, June 28.
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'Game of Thrones' Casts Red Viper

June 29, 2013 01:33:08 GMT


"Game of Thrones" has found its Prince Oberyn Martell a.k.a. Red Viper. Chilean actor Pedro Pascal is cast in the pivotal role for the upcoming season 4 of the hit medieval series. "This was a tough one," showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss tell Entertainment Weekly about the casting.

They further gush, "The Red Viper is sexy and charming, yet believably dangerous; intensely likable, yet driven by hate. The boys love him, the girls love him, and he loves them all back. Unless your last name is Lannister. We found a fellow who can handle the job description and make it seem effortless. He wasn't easy to find and he won't be easy to stop."
 
 
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