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August 08, 2013

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Nicki Minaj Goes Ballistic Over Ransom's Ghostwriting Insinuations

August 08, 2013 09:36:01 GMT

Hip-hop queen Nicki Minaj totally blew a fuse when a TMZ reporter asked her about rapper Ransom's insinuations that he had ghostwritten some of her hits. The rapstress unloaded a series of bleeped out invective against the "Man Alone" singer who wrote in his recently released tune that "before Nicki was wearing those crazy wigs, I was doing verses for her, just hoping she made it big."

"What? I rap better than him. Is he crazy? I'm not even a man and n***as got my d*** in their mouth!" an insulted Minaj responded in disbelief that someone would make such suggestive remarks on someone like her who's "undisputed." "I don't need to muthaf***in' ghostwriter, so if you telling that lie, you must be real f***in' desperate and you still ain't gon' pop."
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'Captain Kangaroo' Puppeteer Cosmo Allegretti Dies of Emphysema

August 08, 2013 09:21:33 GMT

Cosmo Allegretti, the man behind some "Captain Kangaroo" characters, has passed away. The actor and puppeteer died July 26 in Arizona. His friend and attorney John Munzel told reporters on Wednesday, August 7 that Allegretti had emphysema. He was 86 years old.

Allegretti started working on "Captain Kangaroo" as a set painter. He got a chance to show his real talent when the children's TV series was dissatisfied with a puppet created by a professional and he volunteered to design a substitute.
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Ashton Kutcher Steals Spotlight at 'jOBS' New York Premiere

August 08, 2013 08:58:11 GMT

"jOBS" threw its New York premiere at the Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday, August 7. Ashton Kutcher, who stars as the Apple founder, managed to be the lead at the red carpet as well. As soon as he walked down the long lane, Kutcher was immediately greeted with cries of welcome from fans and camera flash.

Kutcher, who showed up without his love Mila Kunis, who is still busy filming "Jupiter Ascending" with Channing Tatum, was later joined by co-star Josh Gad and director Joshua Michael Stern. Celebs supporting the buzzed-about biopic that evening were Nicky Hilton, Rachel Roy, Nicole Trunfio, Thomas Roberts and more.
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Rihanna Reportedly Sued Over Unpaid Grandma Funeral Cost

August 08, 2013 08:56:25 GMT

Rihanna reportedly is facing legal issue following her grandmother's funeral in 2012. The singer is said being sued by a company which handled the funeral because she refused to fully pay the bill, which was more than $150,000.

According to a TMZ report, the pop star hired the company to fly her grandmother's body to Barbados. Her funeral later was held in a grand event. The singer wanted to hold a party, completed with tents, multi-media large screens, floral arrangements, and other necessities.
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'Picasso Baby' Director Denies That Jemima Kirke Was Kicked Out of Jay-Z Video Shoot

August 08, 2013 08:44:36 GMT

Amid rumors that broke out on Wednesday that "Girls" star Jemima Kirke was reportedly kicked out of Jay-Z's "Picasso Baby" shooting for "acting totally nuts," the performance art film's director Mark Romanek speaks up to defend the featured artist. He called the rumors "absurd" and "utter bulls**t" in a message he posted on Twitter.

"I hope she doesn't mind me saying so, but these absurd rumors about Jemima Kirke's behavior at the PICASSO BABY shoot are utter bulls**t," wrote Romanek. The tweet was in response over reports that the TV actress climbed onto Jay-Z's back "like a little monkey" after Hov rapped to her as she sat on a gallery bench, where the other invited artists also sat down as the rap superstar gave a six-hour long live performance of his "Magna Carta Holy Grail" track.
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'The Exorcist' May Be Adapted for Television

August 08, 2013 08:36:12 GMT

Forty years after it was first unleashed to the big screen, "The Exorcist" may haunt television viewers. Deadline learns that Morgan Creek, which has the rights to the property, is currently shopping a drama series based on William Peter Blatty's novel which was turned into a feature film in 1973.

Jeremy Slater is reportedly writing the script for the potential new series and TV networks, both cable and broadcast, have shown interest in it. Roy Lee, who has executive produced "The Departed" and "The Ring", will serve as executive producer for the horror show.
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Beyonce Debuts Super Short Haircut

August 08, 2013 08:08:35 GMT

Beyonce Knowles has decided to chop off her long hair. She now sports short pixie haircut, ditching her signature long wavy hair. The "If I Were a Boy" singer shows off her new haircut in three Instagram pictures.

In a black-and-white photo, the mother of one is seen touching the back of her head, while another photo shows similar pose from different angle. Another image gives close-up look at her face and the new hair-do. All of the pictures were taken in front of a big mirror, which is usually placed in dressing room.
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'Sons of Anarchy' Debuts First Footage From Season 6

August 08, 2013 07:54:14 GMT

A month shy of its return, "Sons of Anarchy" shares the first footage from its upcoming season 6. Making its way out via Yahoo! TV, the new one-minute promo previews the internal conflict within SAMCRO family as the members are seen battling each other and Jax admits his club has been cut in half.

With Tara now in prison, Jax gets help from Gemma and even Tig to take care of his sons. Tara is desperate to get out of the jail, and Clay, who also dons an orange jumpsuit after being framed for Pope's murder, gets a visit from Lee Toric who wants to use Clay possibly to get his revenge.
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Lady GaGa Goes Fully Naked in Kickstarter Video for Marina Abrahamovic Institute

August 08, 2013 07:32:15 GMT

There are ways to make a successful Kickstarter campaign, and Lady GaGa takes a bold move to achieve it. The pop icon, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, sparks internet frenzy as a bizarre Kickstarter video that has recently hit the web features the 27-year-old singer fully naked in the wilderness.

In the video benefiting the Marina Abramovic Institute, the Mother Monster is seen practicing the Serbian artist's "method," a series of exercises designed to heighten participants' awareness of their physical and mental experience. Beginning with her lying on the floor singing a single note with the same audio continuing throughout the clip, it later follows the Grammy winner raising her arms up and bending over with her eyes blindfolded.
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Jessie J Premieres 'It's My Party' Music Video

August 08, 2013 07:14:23 GMT

Within days after dropping the first radio play of "It's My Party" on CapitalFM, British pop superstar Jessie J unveils its fun music video. Supermodel pal Jourdan Dunn makes a cameo in the Emil Nava-directed visuals for "The Voice UK" judge's Max Martin and Shellback-produced track, the second cut off her forthcoming, still untitled sophomore studio album, due later this year.

In the four-minute clip, the blonde singer turns up at three different parties, a punk/grunge gathering, a pompous hipster get-together and a hip-hop bash. Being the party animal that she is, she brings them all together in one rocking celebration.
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Chaka Khan 'Applauds' Lindsay Lohan in a Supportive Message

August 08, 2013 06:59:13 GMT

Chaka Khan has sent a supportive message to Lindsay Lohan following the "Mean Girls" actress' release from Cliffside rehab center in Malibu. In a statement which was posted on her official site, the veteran singer called Lohan "commendable." She also discussed prescription drug abuse, which she called "a silent killer."

"To choose to do what is necessary to better one's self is commendable. I applaud Lindsay Lohan for doing the work," the "It's Not Over" hitmaker said. The singer described her junior as "a lovely young lady" and she said that she would keep praying "for her well-being."
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'Two and a Half Men' Casts Amber Tamblyn as Charlie's Lesbian Daughter

August 08, 2013 06:43:48 GMT

"Two and a Half Men" has found Charlie's long-lost daughter. The show casts Amber Tamblyn, who played Martha M. Masters on "House M.D.", in the recurring role of the late Charlie Harper's illegitimate, lesbian daughter, Jenny.

Described as being "sexy" and "gorgeous," the 21-year-old girl "likes everything her dad liked, including women" and she "uses her hotness when she needs to." She moves from New York to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career and connect with remaining family members.
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Report: Bruce Willis Leaves 'Expendables 3' Over Salary Dispute

August 08, 2013 06:34:57 GMT

It turns out that laziness is not the main reason why Sylvester Stallone has raged at his fellow actor Bruce Willis who has left "The Expendables 3". A source with knowledge of the situation tells The Hollywood Reporter that the latter exited the project upon learning that he would be paid $3 million for four days of consecutive work on location in Bulgaria for the ensemble movie.

"He said he'd drop out unless he got $4 million," the so-called source reveals to the site. "A million dollars a day. Stallone and everybody else involved said no." The insider adds that Willis had not expected Sly could get his replacement as soon as he dropped out of the production. "I think [Willis] was pretty surprised he was replaced in 72 hours by Harrison Ford - a better actor, a much nicer person and a more interesting direction for the film."
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Katy Perry Offers 'Roar' Snippet in Latest Teaser

August 08, 2013 06:12:59 GMT

With just a few days away from the August 12 release of her "Prism" album lead single "Roar", Katy Perry is not letting up on the under-30-second teasers. The pop superstar lets a white cat hog the spotlight in the latest clip in her teaser series to demonstrate her transformation from an adorable to a fierce feline.

Entitled "From a Meow to a Roar", the clip features a white kitty which hops onto a sofa to feast on a feathered toy then lets out a mild, uncharacteristic roar. As the previously announced single release date is flashed, fans of the 28-year-old singer get to hear a brief snippet of her much-anticipated new song, a few fleeting seconds of "whoa-oh-oh's" set to mid-tempo beats.
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Tom Hanks' 'Captain Phillips' Debuts New Intense Trailer

August 08, 2013 06:01:37 GMT

New trailer for "Captain Phillips" has been unleashed via Yahoo! Movies. The movie is a thriller based on true story of real-life Captain Richard Phillips and 2009 hijacking of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates. It stars Oscar winner Tom Hanks as the titular character.

As seen in the video, when the pirates board the ship, the captain does everything he can to safeguard his crew even if it is his life that is put at stake. Unlike the first one, the second trailer gives more of what happens between the brave man and the pirates as they spend days inside the tiny confines of the 18-foot lifeboat where he is taken hostage.
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Stephen Colbert Slams No-Show Daft Punk, Throws 'Get Lucky' Dance Party

August 08, 2013 04:57:21 GMT

It's a classic case of "making lemonade when life hands you lemons." After almost a week of hyping a performance by Daft Punk on his show Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert got word that the electronic dance music act would no longer be making an appearance on "The Colbert Report" as they chose to make their first TV appearance since the release of their "Random Access Memories" album at the MTV Video Music Awards instead.

Although visibly pissed at how things turned out, Colbert made the most out of the given situation by churning out "Stephest Colbchella '013" featuring what he dubbed "The Artists formerly booked as Daft Punk" as Daft Punk's hit song "Get Lucky", which he billed as "the song of the summer of the century," played. After realizing that he might have been "Daft Punk'd", Colbert brought out actor and "Punk'd" creator Ashton Kutcher to ask if he'd been "punk-ed," to which the "jOBS" star simply replied, "No, you got f*ck-ed."
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'Big Brother' Contestant Invesitaged by Cops After Making Child Porn Jokes

August 08, 2013 04:48:02 GMT

Another "Big Brother" contestant shocks viewers again with controversial remarks on the show. On Monday, August 5, Spencer Clawson was overheard talking about child pornography in the program's 24-hour live feeds.

"I like to beat off to child porn. Did I ever tell y'all about that?" he's captured telling fellow HouseGuest Spencer Clawson. He continued, "I love it. Beating off to child porn is my favorite thing there is."
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Matt Damon Turns Up the Heat at 'Elysium' World Premiere

August 08, 2013 04:45:00 GMT

"Elysium" had its world premiere on Wednesday, August 7, taking place at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California. Leading actors Matt Damon and Jodie Foster were on hand for the promo effort of their sci-fi movie which is directed and penned by Neil Blomkamp, and will grace big screens nationwide this Friday.

Both Hollywood stars received a warm reception that very night. Damon hit the red carpet with his lovely wife, Luciana Barroso, by his side. The 42-year-old actor looked handsome in a dark suit while his love stunned in blue dress. Jodie Foster, meanwhile, shone in a green dress. She was later joined by co-star Diego Luna, who suited up for the special event.
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Mariah Carey Was Spat on in Racist Attack as a Child

August 08, 2013 04:34:48 GMT

A scene of "Lee Daniels' The Butler" evokes a painful memory of a racist incident which Mariah Carey experienced when she was a child. The singer, whose parents are Irish American and African American/Venezuelan, said during the movie's press conference at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Monday, August 6, that she was spat on when she sat in a school bus.

"That actually happened to me," the 43-year-old singer told the crowd, referring to a scene in the movie in which a black student was spat on by a white woman. "I know people would be in shock and not really want to believe or accept that, but it did. That right there, that was almost the deepest thing to me in the movie because I know what she went through - and it happened to be a bus as well. It was a school bus," she explained, as quoted by Yahoo! Movies.
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Usher's Ex-Wife Retaliates After Son Nearly Drowned

August 08, 2013 04:02:47 GMT

Tameka Foster retaliates against ex-husband Usher upon learning that their 5-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, almost lost his life after diving in to rescue a pool toy earlier this week. The former stylist has filed legal docs in Fulton County Superior Court, Georgia, asking for an emergency custody hearing on Friday, August 9.

In the motion obtained by ABC News, Tameka accuses the R 'n' B singer of "negligence and failure to properly supervise the minor child." She additionally claims that he is rarely at home watching over the kids as he uses "third-party caregivers" while going out of town working on "The Voice" and his new album.
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Lea Michele Looks Forlorn in a Picture From 'Glee' Set

August 08, 2013 04:01:34 GMT

Lea Michele is back at work on "Glee" set and she's happy to be "home." On Tuesday, August 6, the actress posted on Twitter a photo of her on the show's set, writing in a caption, "Feels so good to be home."

Dressing in a black and red ensemble as her character Rachel Berry, she's featured sitting alone on a trunk in front of her bed with her hair pulled back in a ponytail. Her gaze is wandering while her arms are resting on her laps.
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'Fast and Furious 7' to Star UFC Champion Ronda Rousey

August 08, 2013 03:37:33 GMT

Another female fighter is looking for a spot in "Fast and Furious" film series. After Gina Carano landed a role in "Fast and Furious 6", UFC champion Ronda Rousey is eyeing the follow-up to the 2013 blockbuster as her potential starring vehicle. The Wrap learns that she is currently in talks to discuss the chance.

If the deal is sealed, the next chapter in the Universal Studios franchise will be Rousey's second movie after Sylvester Stallone's upcoming "The Expendables 3". The 26-year-old newcomer is expected to take on a minor supporting role which requires her to showcase her fighting skills.
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Kim Kardashian Posts Second Video Since Giving Birth

August 08, 2013 03:24:53 GMT

Kim Kardashian is such a tease. After appearing for the first time since giving birth to baby North West in a taped video for Kris Jenner's show, the new mom now keeps the spotlight back on her again by posting a Keek video.

The 3-second clip features the fiancee of Kanye West playfully sticking her tongue out at the camera. She still hides her post-pregnany figure since the video only gives a close-up look at her face, just like she did when she appeared on "Kris" via a video to congratulate her mom on her new talk show on August 2.
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Margaret Pellegrini, Munchkin in 'Wizard of Oz', Dies at 89

August 08, 2013 03:24:17 GMT

Margaret Pellegrini, who played a flower pot Muchkin in the original production of "The Wizard of Oz", passed away on Wednesday, August 7, at her home in Phoenix. She was 89.

A spokesman for the actress, Ted Bulthaup, told CNN that Margaret suffered from stroke prior to her death. Many fans left flowers on Munchkin's Hollywood Walk of Fame star after news of her passing emerged.
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Robin Thicke Lands First No. 1 Album on Hot 200 With 'Blurred Lines'

August 08, 2013 02:56:12 GMT

It took him more than ten years to get it, but now Robin Thicke can finally say he has reached the top of the Billboard Hot 200 chart. After his track of the same title consistently topped the Hot 100 singles chart, it's now the R 'n' B artist's "Blurred Lines album's turn to reign the albums chart, selling 177,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Thicke's "Blurred Lines" leads the five debuts this week on the albums chart, with rock band Five Finger Death Punch claiming the runner-up spot with "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 1", which moved 112,000 copies. It bumps last week's No. 2 album, Jay-Z's platinum-selling "Magna Carta... Holy Grail" which sells an additional 62,000 copies (down 20%), to the third spot.
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Steven Spielberg's 'Extant' Picked Up by CBS for Summer 2014

August 08, 2013 02:48:37 GMT

CBS has picked up another show from Steven Spielberg for its summer programming. The network has ordered "Extant", which is executive produced by Spielberg, Greg Walker, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Adam Rodin, straight to series for a 2014 summer premiere.

The futuristic thriller centers on a female astronaut who is trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately change the course of human history.
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First Trailer for Spike Jonze's 'Her': 'I Wish I Could Touch You'

August 08, 2013 02:42:46 GMT

First trailer for "Her", a romantic comedy from director/writer Spike Jonze, has stormed the web. As seen in the video, the movie stars "Walk the Line" actor Joaquin Phoenix as a lonely writer who has got big crush on his newly-developed operating system, "Samantha", voiced by "The Avengers" actress Scarlett Johansson.

Though the focus is certainly on the seemingly antisocial man's relationship with the digital entity, it does not mean that Phoenix is the only actor physically featured in the movie. Through the video, it is revealed that Olivia Wilde, Rooney Mara and Amy Adams also support the film which Warner Bros. will release on November 20 in the U.S.
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Drake Calls Amanda Bynes' Tweets to Him 'Weird'

August 08, 2013 02:20:07 GMT

Drake addresses Amanda Bynes' vulgar tweets to him for the first time in an interview with XXL magazine. The rapper apparently believes that the person wrote the "weird" and "disturbing" tweets repeatedly because people paid attention to the posts.

"I don't even know who that is doing that or what that's about. If that is her, I guess it's a little weird and disturbing. It's obviously a behavioral pattern that is way bigger than me. Whoever is behind it, whether it's her or somebody else, they know people are paying attention so they keep it going," Drake says.
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Paula Deen Reportedly Passed On 'Dancing with the Stars' Offer

August 08, 2013 02:12:05 GMT

Paula Deen might have lost her chance to shine on "Dancing with the Stars" ballroom, not because she was dropped by the show but this time because she passed on it. According to Us Weekly and TODAY.com, ABC has extended an offer to the beleaguered chef to star on the dancing competition, but she has turned it down.

Talks about casting Deen for the upcoming 17th season of "DWTS" had reportedly begun even before she landed in hot water due to her admission to using racial slurs in a June court deposition. Her reps haven't responded to the report, but a source explains, "The dance floor is not the appropriate forum for her."
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TIFF 2013 to Screen Cory Monteith's Film and Three Daniel Radcliffe Movies

August 08, 2013 01:44:38 GMT

The 38th Toronto International Film Festival has announced new batch of movies to screen during its September 5-15 run. The annual event will hold the world premiere of one of Cory Monteith's last two films, "All the Wrong Reasons". Before his tragic death July 13 in Vancouver, the late "Glee" star had completed filming his scenes in the Gia Milani pic besides "McCanick".

From the Wednesday announcement, it is also revealed that the Canadian festival will screen three movies featuring "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe. In addition to "Kill Your Darlings" and "Horns" which have been announced earlier in the first and second wave, romantic drama "The F Word" will be premiered as part of TIFF's Special Presentations.