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August 15, 2013

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Kim Kardashian Spotted Stepping Out for the First Time Since Giving Birth

August 15, 2013 09:20:26 GMT


Kim Kardashian has been pictured stepping out for the first time since giving birth. The new mother, her daughter North West and the baby's daddy Kanye West were recently spotted in a medical facility in Los Angeles.

In some pictures obtained by TMZ, the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star is seen wearing a baggy shirt and black pants. A jacket is tied around her waist. Kanye also dresses in casual style, opting for a blue hoodie and black pants. He carries a big bag with him. The couple looks happy and healthy. North West is carried by a nanny with a white blanket covering her car seat.
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'Vampire Academy' Debuts First Action-Heavy Trailer

August 15, 2013 09:06:44 GMT


After debuting a teaser, "Vampire Academy", which Richelle Mead's fans surely cannot wait to watch on next year's Valentine's Day, drops its first full trailer today via Yahoo! Movies. Through the perspective of a half-vampire half-human named Rose, it will be revealed how much vampires and humans differ.

"I don't know about you, but my school can get a little insane," says Zoey Deutch, who plays the aforementioned Rose, in a voiceover that opens the trailer. "Most of us stay up all night and all of us think that we'll live forever ... if we survive graduation, that is."
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Justin Timberlake Reveals '20/20' Sequel Tracklist

August 15, 2013 09:02:17 GMT


With less than a couple of months before the September 30 release date of his "The 20/20 Experience" sequel, Justin Timberlake reveals the tracklist of his second album for 2013. The 32-year-old entertainer showed the eleven new tracks that comprise his forthcoming "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2" on his Instagram, including the recently-released "Take Back the Night" as the lead track.

But unlike other artists who would simply list down the track titles to their new album, JT made sure that the tracklist big reveal would also be an "experience" for his fans, to be savored across a few hours online, starting from the afternoon and going well into the night via eleven black-and-white Instagram videos, one for each of the tracks in the album, that were all eventually ended up on a notebook.
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Andy Cohen Turns Down Miss Universe Hosting Gig Due to Russia's Anti-Gay Laws

August 15, 2013 08:59:27 GMT


Miss Universe Organization has to work fast to find Andy Cohen's replacement for its upcoming pageant. The openly gay host, who hosted the competition in the last two years, tells his 2012 co-host Giuliana Rancic that he turned down a hosting gig for this year's pageant that will take place in Russia.

To the E! News anchor, Cohen says he rejected the offer due to safety concern since the country's "discriminatory policies make it unsafe for the gays who live there and gays coming to work or visit." He adds, "The law is that anyone under suspicion of homosexuality can be arrested," and he "didn't feel right as a gay man stepping foot into Russia."
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Phil Jackson Reacts to Kendrick Lamar's 'Control' Verse

August 15, 2013 08:22:32 GMT


After shaking up the hip-hop world with his verse on Big Sean's new track "Control", Kendrick Lamar now gets a slap on the wrist from retired NBA coach Phil Jackson for name-dropping him. But apart from reprimanding the young MC, the 67-year-old pro-basketball champion coach was his usual magnanimous self and even offered some piece of valuable advice to the self-possessed artist.

In reaction to the lyrics, "If Phil Jackson came back, still no coachin' me/ I'm uncoachable, I'm unsociable," Jackson tweeted, "@kendricklamar it's okay to be cocky and sure, but we all need somebody to lean on. Let's just call it mentoring." And if there's anyone who can hold his own in terms of mentoring it's Jackson, who has coached the likes of such basketball greats as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'neal and their respective teams en route to winning their NBA championships.
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E. L. James Named Forbes' Top-Earning Author

August 15, 2013 08:06:43 GMT


E. L. James has been dubbed the world's richest author by Forbes. In its list of top-earning authors, which was revealed on Monday, August 12, the "50 Shades of Grey" author gets the first place with approximately $95 million in earnings, defeating "Alex Cross" author James Patterson and "Hunger Games" author Suzanne Collins.

Forbes estimates that Erika Leonard, who goes with E. L. James in publishing world, received $95 million between June 2012 and July 2013. Her "50 Shades of Grey" trilogy was sold 70 million copies in eight months. Besides book selling, James cashed in $5 million from a movie adaptation which is expected to hit U.S. theaters in August 2014.
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Josh Gad: I Drop 30 Lbs. for Steve Wozniak Role in 'jOBS'

August 15, 2013 08:00:24 GMT


Ashton Kutcher is not the only cast member who went extra mile to prepare for his role in Joshua Michael Stern's "jOBS". His co-star, Josh Gad, reveals that he also had a great diet for his portrayal of Steve Wozniak in the biopic of his late friend, Steve Jobs. At the screening of the film in L.A., the 32-year-old star dished on his strict diet regime.

At the event held at Regal Cinemas on Tuesday, August 13, Gad told PEOPLE that he lost at least 30 lbs. The Tony Award nominee achieved it by working with a nutritionist and cutting down "from about 18 meals a day to about five." He revealed he had seven egg whites with avocado on top and a grapefruit for breakfast, with protein shake and some almonds as snack.
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'Modern Family' to Address Gay Marriage Legalization in Season 5 Premiere

August 15, 2013 07:45:56 GMT


When the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in California earlier this year, "Modern Family" cast and crew must have been among them who were overjoyed at the ruling. The legalization of same-sex marriage surely gives more creative freedom to the writers of the show, which has a gay couple, and they definitely waste no time to take advantage of it.

During an onstage "table read" at Fox Studios on Wednesday, August 14, it was revealed that the first episode of the upcoming fifth season would take on the issue. Executive producer Steven Levitan asked audience not to spoil any surprises, so plot details are not available at this time.
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Lady GaGa Drops 'Applause' Lyric Video and Reverse Psychology Promo Clip

August 15, 2013 07:11:13 GMT


Within days after filming the footage for it herself with a hand-held camera at popular West Hollywood gay club Micky's, Lady GaGa has now unveiled the lyric video for her "ARTPOP" album lead track "Applause". It proved to be one wild night of partying with drag queens and fans who trooped to the hotspot following a peculiar invitation the iconic pop star sent out to her Little Monsters via Twitter.

The clip's premiere met some delays, causing eager fans to wait for about three hours more before they can see their Mother Monster in her "Applause" cover art make-up. GaGa made light of the momentary setback and wittingly tweeted, "#lateyGaGa," obviously less stressed and upset in comparison to a few days prior when she went on a Twitter rant after hackers leaked her new single online.
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Alex Rodriguez Might Be Cut From Kids Movie 'Henry and Me' Due to Doping Scandal

August 15, 2013 07:03:19 GMT


The alleged doping scandal that hit Alex Rodriguez might not only cost him 211 games during the 2013-2014 Major League Baseball season. The New York Yankees player probably will also be cut from "Henry & Me", in which he has a voice role as himself. At the screening of the animated movie Wednesday, August 14 in Midtown Manhattan, executive producer Ray Negron made a statement regarding this.

"I love Alex Rodriguez, but I love kids more," Negron said, as cited by Newsday. He revealed that investors feared his presence would do harm to profits, which will be donated to charities supported by the performers. He added, "We just don't want to get caught up with everything that's happening right now. The message that we are trying to relay to kids is too important."
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'Wilfred' Actor Jason Gann Welcomes First Child

August 15, 2013 06:45:29 GMT


Actor Jason Gann, who plays Elijah Wood's furry friend on FX's show "Wilfred", has become a father. He and his wife Alejandra Varela welcomed their first child on August 13. The baby boy is called Xano William Varela Gann.

"Alejandra and I are so in love with our little man," Gann and Varela told PEOPLE in a statement. The couple's bundle of joy arrived weighing in at 7 lbs., 2 oz. and measuring 20.4 inches long.
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Networks in Bidding War Over Tina Fey's College Comedy

August 15, 2013 06:37:03 GMT


Tina Fey has sparked a bidding war among networks with her new project. The Emmy Award-winning writer and actress teams up with "30 Rock" writer Matt Hubbard to pen a new comedy, which is reportedly eyed by multiple networks.

NBC and FOX are only some of them which have shown interest in the untitled comedy. The story revolves around a former all-girls college that has just opened its doors to men for the first time.
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'Don Jon' New Trailer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Likes Marky Mark So Much

August 15, 2013 06:14:19 GMT


Second trailer of "Don Jon", Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut and starring vehicle, has been dropped on the web. In the story, Gordon-Levitt's character is a womanizer and really addicted to porn. However, there is another side of this modern Don Juan that he has been keeping from people around him, and that is revealed in the new video.

Jon Mortello, as it turns out, is a big fan of Mark Wahlberg-led Hip-Hop group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. The trailer features him singing along to the group's hit single "Good Vibrations". But, as previewed in the first one, Mortello will stop singing right away as soon as people notice it.
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Prince Joins Twitter, Post His 'First Selfie'

August 15, 2013 06:13:48 GMT


Contrary to his own previous statement that internet was over, Prince surprised many when he joined Twitter. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer took over a Twitter account named after his female backing band 3rd Eye Girl and proceeded to post a series of messages.

The account has been opened for a while. It was used to give updates on the singer's road show with many pictures of his gig around the globe, and it wasn't until Tuesday, August 13 that the "Purple Rain" hitmaker took charge to announce his presence on the popular networking site.
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Bon Jovi Pulls Out of NY State Fair Over Gov. Cuomo Fundraiser

August 15, 2013 06:02:26 GMT


Veteran rock band Bon Jovi was set to perform at the New York State Fair in Syracuse on August 28 in front of about 17,000 fans. That performance, however, has apparently been called off in favor of an August 25 private fundraiser for political aspirant Gov. Andrew Cuomo where they'll play instead to an intimate crowd of a hundred guests.

"The contract was pulled at the request of the band for scheduling conflicts," said Rich Azzopardi, spokesman for Gov. Cuomo, referring to the $650,000 payday that awaited Bon Jovi should they have pushed through with their NY State Fair concert. The deal was requested to be withdrawn last July 30 by a lawyer for the New York's Department of Agriculture and Markets.
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Hayden Panettiere Flashes Massive Diamond Ring

August 15, 2013 06:00:23 GMT


Hayden Panettiere fanned the flames of her rumored engagement. The "Nashville" actress was spotted rocking an impressive diamond bauble in her ring finger while strolling through the terminal at LAX airport recently.

The pint-sized star, who is back on together with her boxer boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko, was all smiles. She donned a casual grey tank top with a Chanel chain belt, skinny jeans, Chloe studded boots and a Chanel handbag.
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Eminem Fully Debuts New Song 'Survival'

August 15, 2013 05:58:37 GMT


Grammy Award-winning rapper Eminem has just dropped his new song "Survival" featuring Liz Rodrigues and produced by DJ Khalil for his forthcoming eighth studio album due later this year. Hours before the debut, the tune was earlier heard in the trailer for video game "Call of Duty: Ghosts".

"The song's about fighting back and it seems like it fits 'Ghosts' perfectly," the rapper said during the Activision press conference for the new video game. "I'm gonna be a big part of the game. My new song's in it, got a video dropping for it soon too."
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Bruce Willis' Commercial Banned in U.K.

August 15, 2013 04:45:10 GMT


An ad featuring Bruce Willis to promote BSkyB's broadband service has been yanked off the air in Great Britain by Advertising Standards Authority. The commercial reportedly includes pricing details in small print that takes aim at rival company, telecom giant BT.

In the ad, the "Die Hard" actor is seen complaining about his slow broadband service before there's this response: "You could try Sky Broadband. It's totally unlimited...Sky Broadband Unlimited is $11.60 (£ 7.50) a month, which is less than half BT's standard price."
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Tameka Foster Is 'Angry' Son's Pool Incident 'Happened on Usher's Watch'

August 15, 2013 04:39:46 GMT


Tameka Foster addresses a recent pool incident that happened to her son Usher Raymond V, saying that she does not blame her ex-husband Usher for it. During an appearance on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday, August 14, Tameka told Dan Abrams about the moment she learned of the incident.

"I don't know if there's a way for blood pressure to peak higher so quick," she recalled the moment when she received the news. Tameka was in a dental clinic when she received a call telling her that little Usher was almost drowned after his hand was stuck in drain as he tried to retrieve a toy. "He doesn't call me regularly, so when I saw his number come up I immediately jumped up. I figured he had the boys ... I need to get this," she said.
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Darren Aronofsky of 'Black Swan' in Talks to Direct Spy Movie 'Red Sparrow'

August 15, 2013 04:22:51 GMT


Darren Aronofsky, who directed Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis in "Black Swan", enters talks to serve behind the lens for a project developed at 20th Century Fox. Deadline learns that Aronofsky is expected to direct "Red Sparrow", an adaptation of ex-CIA agent Jason Matthews' espionage novel.

Set in contemporary Russia, it follows state intelligence officer Dominika Egorova, who is assigned against her will to become a "Sparrow," a trained seductress in the service. She then strikes up a relationship with CIA officer Nathaniel Nash. The two collide in a charged atmosphere of trade craft, deception, and inevitably, a sexual attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow.
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Debbie Rowe Testifies Michael Jackson Used Propofol as Sleep Aid

August 15, 2013 04:18:41 GMT


Debbie Rowe took a witness stand Wednesday, August 14 as Michael Jackson wrongful death trial that pitted the Jackson family against AEG Live continued. MJ's former wife got emotional and choked back tears when recounting the years leading to the King of Pop's untimely death in 2009.

Debbie admitted the late music icon used Propofol for years before his death to help him sleep through the nights, but never viewed him as a drug addict. She blamed Michael's doctors for taking advantage of his vulnerability and misusing the anesthetic to solve his sleeping problem.
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New Teaser of 'Homeland' Season 3: Carrie Defending Brody

August 15, 2013 04:18:40 GMT


"Who do you trust?" is a question thrown in a new teaser of "Homeland" season 3. It opens with Brody's confession tape before giving glimpses at the senate hearings teased in the previously-released trailer.

In the newly-debuted video, Carrie is featured defending Brody, assuming he didn't know the attack at the CIA office. Saul says Carrie is unstable but he won't throw her under the bus and is ready to do anything to protect her.
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First Clip for 'Therese' Starring Tom Felton, Elizabeth Olsen and Oscar Isaac


August 15, 2013 03:44:25 GMT


"Therese", a movie version of French writer Emile Zola's novel, debuts its first clip ahead of its premiere at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival. It features "Harry Potter" star Tom Felton, "Inside Llewyn Davis" actor Oscar Isaac and "Silent House" beauty Elizabeth Olsen.

The video sees an awkward first-time meeting between Olsen and Isaac, who appears as Felton's best friend. Though she looks shy, it is easy to tell that his handsomeness has caught the attention of the young lady, despite the fact that Olsen, in the story, is already married to Felton, her on-screen sickly cousin.
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Amber Heard on Her Bisexuality: 'I'm Not, and Wasn't Ever, Ashamed'

August 15, 2013 03:39:58 GMT


Amber Heard is proud of her sexuality. The girlfriend of Johnny Depp says in the newest issue of Elle that she has no regret over her decision to come out as bisexual in 2010. The blonde beauty, who dated photographer Tasya van Ree from 2008 to 2012, says to the magazine, "I didn't want to look like I was hiding anything. I'm not, and wasn't ever, ashamed."

When it comes to picking which roles she wants to play on screen, Heard who will soon be seen in "Machete Kills" and "Three Days to Kill" prefers "characters who are somehow empowered or strong" to damsel-in-distress type. "People want to put me in a wedding dress and make me the object of affection, but I'd much rather shoot the gun and save the world. I've always fought against what was expected of me as much as I could," so she explains.
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Lindsay Lohan to Guest Star in 'Eastbound and Down' Final Season

August 15, 2013 03:29:42 GMT


Lindsay Lohan will help send off "Eastbound & Down". The newly sober actress has been booked for a guest-starring gig in the final season of the Danny McBride-starring series, HBO confirms to E! News.

According to a source, the Elizabeth Taylor of "Liz & Dick" will play the daughter of one of the show's main characters. She has shot her scenes in Wilmington, N.C. and appears as a bride in a wedding scene set many years in the future.
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Kris Jenner Slams Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Divorce Rumor

August 15, 2013 03:19:36 GMT


Kris Jenner has spoken out concerning divorce rumors which swirl around her daughter Khloe Kardashian and Khloe's husband Lamar Odom. The Kardashian matriarch denies that Khloe and Lamar are having rocky marriage.

"Khloe and Lamar are absolutely not getting divorced. There's been no talk of divorce," Kris tells E! News. The couple, who tied the knot four years ago, reportedly was at her house a few days earlier and everything was fine. Sources also say that Khloe has not talked to a divorce lawyer.
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The Civil Wars Takes Top Spot on Billboard 200

August 15, 2013 03:12:37 GMT


Grammy Award-winning folk duo The Civil Wars finally bagged their first No. 1 in the Billboard 200 album chart this week with their self-titled, sophomore studio album, moving 116,000 copies despite album sales being generally down nowadays. The achievement is quite ironic and impressive as the pair are already on hiatus following "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition," not going on tour or performing any shows to promote the said album.

Taking the runner-up position is the new "Now 47" compilation with 82,000 copies sold, extending the streak of all the other "Now" albums preceding it, that of debuting in the top ten, except only for the first one. Getting dethroned from last week's top spot to third place this week is Robin Thicke's phenomenal "Blurred Lines" with 65,000, down 63%, taking the spot occupied last week by Jay-Z's platinum-selling "Magna Carta... Holy Grail, which gets bumped to the fourth place this week with 48,000, down 22%.
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Mark Wahlberg Wants to Replace Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man

August 15, 2013 03:02:54 GMT


Robert Downey Jr. no longer needs to worry about who will take over "Iron Man" franchise when he eventually retires. It appears that Mark Wahlberg has an interest in doing so as he himself admits during a promotional interview for his latest film "2 Guns" with Yahoo! UK Movies.

"I would like to take over the 'Iron Man' franchise for Robert Downey," says the younger brother of New Kids on the Block's member Donnie Wahlberg. The Oscar nominee then continues, "[But] it's one of those things where I kind of like playing real people, [so] I've never been asked."
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Chris Young in 'Stable Condition' After Hospitalized With Leg Infection

August 15, 2013 02:59:28 GMT


Chris Young is on the mend after suffering from a leg infection that led him to be hospitalized in Colorado. The country music singer, 28, was en route to Kalispell, MT for a headlining show when the symptoms set in. He was taken by ambulance to a Denver area hospital for treatment.

While the origin of the infection is unknown, Young is listed in stable condition. "I'm so sorry to disappoint the fans but I didn't even know I was sick," he said. "One minute I was fine then suddenly I'm being rushed to the hospital. I look forward to being up and around and back on the road."
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Laura Prepon Not Returning to 'Orange Is the New Black' as Series Regular


August 15, 2013 02:46:01 GMT


Laura Prepon's Alex Vause may take off the prison uniform soon. Sources tell BuzzFeed that the actress will not return as a series regular in the second season of Netflix's critically-acclaimed series "Orange Is the New Black".

Rumor has it, Prepon opted not to sign a contract for the full season, but the door is left open for her to return in the future. Prepon may appear in a handful of episodes in season 2 to wrap up her character's storyline.
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Simon Cowell's Baby Mama Lauren Silverman Reaches Divorce Settlement

August 15, 2013 02:33:52 GMT


Lauren Silverman, who's currently pregnant with Simon Cowell's baby, has settled her divorce battle with her millionaire husband Andrew Silverman. Details of the agreement are not disclosed, but it is believed that they share custody of their 7-year-old son.

"As I've said all along, my priority was resolving this quickly for the sake of our son. Lauren and I both love him very much and I'm looking forward to starting a new chapter in our lives," Andrew says in a statement. "Hopefully people will respect our family's privacy."
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Vin Diesel Set to Star and Produce Action Flick 'Soldiers of the Sun'

August 15, 2013 02:23:11 GMT


Vin Diesel is up for another action movie. The Hollywood Reporter learns that the "Babylon A.D." star has been tapped to star and produce Universal Pictures' "Soldiers of the Sun", which is expected to be the starter of another ensemble-type franchise for Diesel after "Fast and Furious" film series.

Universal picks up the spec script written by "Grace of Monaco" scribe Arash Amel. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, the story centers on "a squad of soldiers that searches for a fabled city of gold while on a tour of duty in Mexico liberating it from an alien race known as Orcs." Diesel will produce alongside Samantha Vincent and Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
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Teresa and Joe Giudice Plead Not Guilty to Fraud Charges


August 15, 2013 02:05:01 GMT


Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe Giudice entered not-guilty pleas to multiple federal fraud charges. The embattled couple of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" arrived holding hands at the U.S. District Court in Newark, N.J., on Wednesday, August 14.

"They vehemently deny their guilt. There's a presumption of innocence and they vehemently assert their innocence," Joe's lawyer Miles Feinstein said before the court session. The couple remained silent as their attorneys spoke on their behalf during the five-minute proceedings.
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New 'Ravenswood' Teaser: The Darkness Comes to Life

August 15, 2013 01:59:37 GMT


ABC Family has released a new teaser for "Ravenswood" ahead of its October premiere. It's only 16 seconds long and doesn't give away the plot details, but does hint at the dark tone of the series as it features eerie shots of a dead raven, someone in a black robe standing near a coffin, and people gathering in a cemetary. There's also a glimpse of Caleb who doesn't look happy.

On the "Pretty Little Liars" spin-off, Tyler Blackburn reprises his role as Caleb, leading to speculation that Caleb will break up with Hannah and leave Rosewood. The show will premiere following "Liars" annual Halloween episode.
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Gia Allemand Dies of Apparent Suicide, 'The Bachelor' Stars React

August 15, 2013 01:58:41 GMT


Gia Allemand passed away on Wednesday, August 14, after being taken to hospital two days earlier due to "serious emergency medical event." She was 29. Gia, who took part in season 14 of "The Bachelor", died of critical loss of brain and organ function.

"Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn today," read a statement from her representative. "Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend, and other lifelong friends by her side. As a practicing Christian, Gia did receive the sacrament of last rites."
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First Trailer for 'McCanick' Starring Cory Monteith in His Final Performance

August 15, 2013 01:38:03 GMT


Cory Monteith's second-to-last movie, "McCanick", has been added to this year's line-up of the 38th Toronto International Film Festival, and its exclusive first trailer for the Canadian event has made its way out online via Deadline. As seen in the video, Monteith, along with David Morse, is the lead in the Josh C. Waller-directed pic.

Monteith, who died of mixed-drug toxicity July 13 in Vancouver, plays drug addicted criminal Simon Weeks, whose release from prison triggers paranoia and violence in Morse's detective Eugene McCanick, who has a secret in his past only Weeks can expose. Penned by Daniel Noah, the film also stars Ciaran Hinds, Maura Tierney, Mike Vogel and more.
 
 
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