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August 24, 2013

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Marvin Gaye's Family Rejects Six-Figure Sum From Robin Thicke

August 24, 2013 06:35:03 GMT


Following Robin Thicke's filing of a pre-emptive lawsuit last week to protect "Blurred Lines" from potential copyright infringement claims, Marvin Gaye's family has come out to reveal that they had turned down a six-figure payout that the artist's team made to prevent them from making such claims. The payout was offered after Gaye's children Frankie Christian, Marvin III and Nona Marvisa accused Thicke and his co-writers Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris Jr. of plagiarizing their late father's song "Got to Give It Up".

Apparently after the pre-emptive settlement had been declined by Gaye's family, Thicke, Williams and Harris Jr. filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles asking for a ruling that "Blurred Lines" does not infringe on "Got to Give It Up". It also requested for a similar judgment with regards to a second song, George Clinton's "Sexy Ways", which Bridgeport Music Inc. claimed to have been plagiarized by Thicke's monster hit.
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Ed Sheeran Sells Out Madison Square Garden Show in Minutes, Announces New Date

August 24, 2013 06:20:51 GMT


Ed Sheeran has sold out the tickets for his headlining show on November 1 at New York's Madison Square Garden gig. Impressively, the tickets, which went on sale on Friday, August 23, were all gone in only three minutes.

"So Madison square garden sold out in 3 minutes. Mental. Here's some more news...," the 22-year-old singer tweeted on August 23. He then excited fans again when announcing the second date of his show at the popular arena.
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'Fast and Furious 7' Set to Feature Thai Action Star Tony Jaa

August 24, 2013 05:57:19 GMT


"Fast and Furious 7" just gets new addition to its cast ensemble. Director James Wan, the man behind the box-office shocker "The Conjuring", has cast Asian action star Tony Jaa in a role that remains unknown as of this writing. The movie marks Jaa's first English-language project as well as his debut in Hollywood.

"I have been a big fan of the Fast and Furious franchise," says the Thai actor to The Hollywood Reporter via e-mail. "The films are fast-paced, fun and keep the audience involved. There is a great mix of humor and action, something I really appreciate. There is no better film to be involved in for a first U.S. studio production."
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Tori Spelling's Comedy Gets Pilot Order From ABC Family

August 24, 2013 05:55:47 GMT


Tori Spelling is back with a new scripted TV show. Her comedy "Mystery Girls" has got pilot order from ABC Family along with two other half-hour comedies, "Work Mom" and "Young & Hungry".

On "Mystery Girls", Spelling will star as a former starlet who is roped into solving crimes with her former mystery TV show co-star when a witness to a crime will only speak to the infamous Mystery Girls. The former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star will also executive produce it along with Maggie Malina. Shepard Boucher writes the pilot.
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Robin Thicke Drops 'Give It 2 U' Music Video Ft. Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz

August 24, 2013 05:54:16 GMT


Robin Thicke hits a football field with Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz in a music video for "Give It 2 U". The new video was shot in Los Angeles earlier this month and directed by Diane Martel, the same person behind the controversial music video for Thicke's mega hit single "Blurred Lines".

Thicke's son, Julian Fuego, makes a cameo appearance in the sexy clip. The little buddy shows off his dance moves as Thicke, Lamar and 2 Chainz perform the song in the middle of freaky football field.
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'Star Wars' Cinematographer Gilbert Taylor Dies at 99

August 24, 2013 05:52:32 GMT


British cinematographer Gilbert Taylor, who is mostly remembered for his work with George Lucas in "Star Wars", has passed away. He was 99. Taylor died at his home on the Isle of Wight on Friday, August 23.

Taylor's wife Dee told BBC that her husband was surrounded by his family during his passing. She will remember him as a "wonderful, kind, funny, amusing [and] terribly talented in every aspect." She said, "There was nothing he couldn't do."
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Lee Thompson Young's Co-Stars Get Emotional at Memorial Service


August 24, 2013 05:50:19 GMT


Following his untimely death at only 29 years old earlier this week from a tragic suicide, Disney star Lee Thompson Young was honored in a memorial service on Friday, August 23, held at the Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood, where his drama series "Rizzoli & Isles" is filmed. Among those who gave emotional eulogies were his co-stars from the TNT television series, Angie Harmon, who plays one of the lead characters, Jane Rizzoli, and Jordan Bridges, who plays her brother Frankie.

Harmon was practically inaudible as she broke down while speaking about her late co-star and friend. "It was really hard to hear her because she was in tears. It was very emotional," described one of the attendees. Young played Rizzoli's second and new partner Barry Frost, a very protective colleague to Harmon's character.
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Ben Affleck Chills With Justin Timberlake in 'Runner, Runner' First Clip

August 24, 2013 05:06:36 GMT


With Ben Affleck's new status as Batman, many fans doubt that he can pull the coveted role off just like Christian Bale. Perhaps, the newly-released first clip of Affleck's upcoming movie "Runner, Runner" can help the actor at the very least prove that his acting is not that bad like they all have feared.

As seen in the video released via Yahoo! Movies, Affleck in his less heroic role as a billionaire hangs out on his luxurious yacht with singer/actor Justin Timberlake's poor college student. During the chat, the "Argo" actor offers the "Bad Teacher" star a special opportunity that the latter surely won't pass on.
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Nicole Kidman on Life After Tom Cruise Divorce: 'I Smile Now'

August 24, 2013 04:58:36 GMT


Nicole Kidman is happy with her life after she split from Tom Cruise in 2001. In a sit-down with Australian media The Border Mail, Nicole reveals a bit of her life with her husband Keith Urban and their children, Sunday and Faith.

Asked whether she has found happiness after divorce from Tom Cruise, the "Stoker" actress answers, "Yes." She explains, "Happy in the sense that I have my girls and my husband and I have a very, very strong real life to counter-balance my fantasy life now. My fantasy life used to outweigh that more and now I've kind of balanced it, which is a lot healthier," adding with a grin, "I smile now!"
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'Law and Order: SVU' Season 15 Promo: Det. Benson Begs for Her Life

August 24, 2013 04:56:02 GMT


When "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" returns with its 15th season, Mariska Hargitay's character is pushed to the point where she has never been seen before. Picking things up right where the last season left off, a promo for the upcoming installment of the police procedural series sees Detective Olivia Benson's life at stake.

"I want to live," Olivia, who is apparently tied up, tells serial rapist William "Burnt Fingertips" Lewis who has kept her hostage. With the clock ticking, the team must find the safe house where Lewis takes Olivia to before it's too late.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Paula Deen Discrimination Lawsuit Dropped

August 24, 2013 04:46:06 GMT


After practically losing the business empire that she had built over the years following her much-criticized use of the N-word, celebrity chef Paula Deen welcomed on Friday, August 23 a resolution in the discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit brought against her by her ex-employee Lisa Jackson. In documents filed in the U.S. District Court in Savannah, both sides agreed to drop the lawsuit "without any award of costs or fees to any party," with the final dismissal order yet to be signed by the judge.

The agreement comes two weeks after Judge William T. Moore threw out the racial discrimination claims made by Jackson against Deen and her brother Earl "Bubba" Hiers, saying she had no standing to sue over the poor treatment of African-American workers in the restaurant. Jackson, who is white, alleged that the siblings subjected her to a hostile work environment where racist remarks were made against the restaurant's black employees.
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Lady GaGa Writes 'Love Letter' to Donatella Versace in New 'ARTPOP' Track

August 24, 2013 04:35:41 GMT


Lady GaGa's upcoming "ARTPOP" album will feature a song called "Donatella". In an interview with JustJared.com, the Mother Monster said that the song was a "love letter" she wrote to the 58-year-old Italian fashion designer, Donatella Versace.

" 'Donatella' is my love letter to Donatella [Versace]," she told the site on Friday afternoon, August 23. "The song is an incredible crazy fun pop song with really raising electronic beats that I did with [producer] Zedd."
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Khloe Kardashian Steps Out Without Wedding Ring, Lamar Odom Moves Out

August 24, 2013 04:02:00 GMT


Rumors that Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's marriage is on the rock grow louder despite repeated denials. The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star was recently pictured stepping out without her wedding or engagement band on her ring finger.

Khloe looked glum as she's leaving Equinox gym in Woodland Hills on Thursday, August 23. Clutching a water bottle, she hid her eyes behind oversized dark shades and tried to conceal her face under a hooded sweater. A chunky silver ring was in place of her diamond rock.
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Ariana Grande Reportedly Dating Nathan Sykes

August 24, 2013 03:58:38 GMT


After making collaboration with Nathan Sykes for "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" soundtrack "Almost Is Never Enough", Ariana Grande and the member of The Wanted apparently have developed feelings for each other. Us Weekly reports that the pair are dating.

"It's very, very new," a source said. The source explained that Ariana and Nathan had met several times, but they only started dating recently. "Nate sends her flowers everyday," another source added.
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'True Blood' Bosses Begin Talk About Show's End Date

August 24, 2013 03:53:50 GMT


After revealing the future of star Alexander Skarsgard on the show, "True Blood" has its own fate to be decided in the coming weeks. Showrunner Brian Buckner has revealed that talk about the show's end date has been taking place, though no decision has been made yet.

"That conversation is happening, but we don't have an answer yet," Buckner tells TVLine. "I'm being told that I will know - which doesn't mean that I will tell everybody. But I will know when the writers resume in the room [next month] whether or not we're wrapping it up or not."
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First Look: Michael Rooker Is Blue All Over as Yondu in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

August 24, 2013 03:51:52 GMT


Michael Rooker goes blue and mohawk for his role in "Guardians of the Galaxy". From a batch of photos from the filming set in the countryside of Surrey, England, fans can get to see Rooker's Yondu, a hunter of the primitive Zatoan tribe in the comic books, looking a little gloomy while stepping onto the field where a spaceship crash has been set by the production team.

Rooker previously voiced his interest in voicing Rocket Raccoon, that along with Groot will be rendered through CGI. With Rooker ending up as Yondu, it is just a matter of time for the Raccoon to find its voice actor as Bradley Cooper is currently in talks to lend his voice for the aforementioned character.
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Swizz Beatz Debuts 'Hands Up' Ft. Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj

August 24, 2013 03:40:28 GMT


New York rap producer Swizz Beatz got some help from Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex in premiering his new song "Hands Up", and it was just fitting for the record producer to team up with hip-hop radio pioneer on the debut since his new track turned out to be a massive collaboration. It features four of hip-hop's A-listers, Nicki MInaj, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, dropping verses while Swizz Beatz handles the hook.

Weezy kicks off the verses, acknowledging Beatz's hip-hop greatness with, "Swizz this beat is a beast" and name-dropping his superstar wife Alicia Keys along with it. Meanwhile, Minaj reasserts her reign with, "Ayo pass the crown to the real queen," then "I'm a mogul, yes I am global/ I don't do Barnes but yes I am noble/ Every interview yes I am their focal, point..I'm in da mansion, flossing, clickin' cable."
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Eminem Joins Instagram, Flips the Bird on First Picture

August 24, 2013 03:25:24 GMT


Eminem has opened an account on Instagram. The top-notch rapper greeted his online devotees in his typical Shady way. He posted a picture of his open MacBook which displays a dark snapshot of him holding up both of his middle fingers to the camera.

Mr. Marshall Mathers has already 40,000 followers and counting. The middle-finger salute is so far the only post on the new page.
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One Direction's Zayn Malik Messes Up 'Kiss You' Lyrics During Performance on 'Today'


August 24, 2013 03:17:10 GMT


One Direction turned New York City's Rockefeller Plaza into their own concert venue on Friday morning, August 23. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan visited "Today" show and performed to more than 18,000 excited fans, the biggest crowd in "Today" history.

The five British boys belted out some of their biggest hits, which included "What Makes You Beautiful", "Kiss You" and an acoustic version of "Little Things". They also rewarded the loyal Directioners with "Best Song Ever", their massively successful single.
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Oscar-Nominated 'Amelie' to Get Broadway Treatment

August 24, 2013 03:10:19 GMT


Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "Amelie", which starred Audrey Tautou in her winning performance as a shy waitress, is coming to Broadway. Dan Messe, the pianist and composer of Brooklyn neo-folk indie band Hem, confirms on the group's Facebook page that he is set to work on the adaptation of the 2001 film.

"So not the best kept secret, but still I'm happy to announce that I've been commissioned to adapt the film Amelie for Broadway," writes Messe. In the production of musical, he will team up with Tony Award-nominated playwright Craig Lucas and co-lyricist Nathan Tysen, who wrote lyrics for musical shows "The Burnt Part Boys" and "Tuck Everlasting".
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Taylor Armstrong of 'Real Housewives' Engaged to John Bluher

August 24, 2013 02:59:51 GMT


Taylor Armstrong takes her relationship with boyfriend John Bluher to the next level. "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star got proposed by her beau August 23 at the Hotel St. Regis in Mexico. He popped the question in a romantic setting inside an ivory tent on the beach.

Taylor previously informed her Twitter followers, "Hi Tweeties. Miss U. I'm on vacation in Mexico...Rest, Relaxation & Romance w @JohnBluher. Snorkel, surf, stand up paddle, swim & sun. #love." John added on his own page, "St. Regis in Mexico is amazing. having a blast in the sun."
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Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards Thank Fans After Engagement

August 24, 2013 02:58:37 GMT


Zayn Malik and his fiancee Perrie Edwards speak out after their engagement was confirmed. Both of the singers wrote on Twitter to express their happiness and thank fans for their support.

The One Direction member wrote on Friday, August 23, "Never been more happy in my life ! Thank you to everyone that has been so lovely about my engagement to my beautiful fiancee ! Big love z X." Via Little Mix's Twitter account, Perry said, "I've also never felt so happy! :). Thank you everyone for being so kind and supportive! I'm a lucky girl! xD I Love you all! Perrie."
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Zendaya Coleman 'Zapped' in New Disney Channel Movie

August 24, 2013 02:41:42 GMT


Zendaya Coleman has landed a new gig at Disney Channel. After the children-targeted network canceled her show "Shake It Up", it picks up a new movie starring the 16-year-old actress/singer/dancer. She is set to star in a comedy adventure movie titled "Zapped".

In the upcoming TV movie, Zendaya will play 16 year-old Zoey Stevens, a skilled dancer and straight-A student who is having a hard time adjusting to a new high school, a new and klutzy dance squad, a new step-dad, three new rowdy step-brothers and an unruly dog. But things change when a dog training app on her smart phone begins to somehow control all the boys around her.
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'Transformers 4' First Official Photo Teases Mystery Pyramid

August 24, 2013 02:22:41 GMT


After many pictures of cool vehicles that some "Transformers 4" robots will transform themselves into, director Michael Bay finally posts the film's first official image. The shot features him in his Superman pose, members of the crew, stars Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor and a mystery pyramid that Bay leaves fans to guess.

The production is currently underway in Chicago. Regarding this, folks at Coming Soon.net have been told that the Dinobots, which have been rumored to make their grand appearances in the upcoming movie opposite Optimus Prime and his fellow Autobots, will indeed take part in it. Future on-set shots or any other kind of evidence will prove whether the report is true or not.
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NSYNC to Reunite and Perform at 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

August 24, 2013 02:15:31 GMT


It's happening...after 10 years since they last performed together onstage during a tribute to the legendary Bee Gees at the 2003 Grammy Awards, NSYNC will be reuniting at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on August 25 to be held at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone, JC Chasez, Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick will perform a medley of their greatest hits before Timberlake receives his Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award from presenter Jimmy Fallon.

The idea for the boyband's reunion performance was proposed by MTV after it was confirmed that JT would perform. Given that he's one of the year's leading nominees and would be receiving the prestigious Vanguard award, it fits to acknowledge the group which became the springboard for his immense solo career success.
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Alec Baldwin Welcomes Daughter No. 2, Ireland Pens Letter to Baby Sister

August 24, 2013 02:10:13 GMT


Alec Baldwin is now proud father of two daughters. His wife, yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas, has just given birth to a healthy baby girl. "We are overjoyed to announce the birth of our daughter Carmen Gabriela. She is absolutely perfect," the first-time mom tweeted Friday, August 23.

Carmen joins half-sister Ireland Baldwin, Alec's daughter from his previous marriage to actress Kim Basinger. "Welcome to the world, Carmen! I'm a f**king sister!" the model greeted her newborn sibling. "I was born October 23. Carmen was born Friday, August 23."
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Linda Ronstadt Loses Singing Voice Because of Parkinson's Disease

August 24, 2013 01:55:17 GMT


Veteran singer Linda Ronstadt no longer can sing because of Parkinson's disease. The 11-time Grammy winner told the AARP that she was diagnosed with the degenerative disorder, which prevents her from singing, eight months ago.

"I couldn't sing and I couldn't figure out why," she told the AARP's reporter Alanna Nash. "I knew it was mechanical. I knew it had to do with the muscles, but I thought it might have also had something to do with the tick disease that I had. And it didn't occur to me to go to a neurologist."
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Fans Rage Over Ben Affleck's Casting as Batman, Launch Petition to Drop Him


August 24, 2013 01:47:07 GMT


Fans apparently are not that pleased with the new Bruce Wayne depicter. Not long after Warner Bros. announced Ben Affleck as Christian Bale's replacement in the "Man of Steel follow-up, many took to Twitter to voice their disapproval. According to social media analytics firm Fizziology, 71 percent of the talk was negative.

These unhappy fans even take further action as a shout-out to Warner Bros. A Change.org petition was launched to urge the studio to "Remove Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne in the Superman/Batman movie." As of this writing, 20,000 supporters have signed since it was started. "It would offend me to have Ben Affleck as Batman after what Christian Bale did," a fan reasoned.
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First Look at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Baby North West


August 24, 2013 01:38:31 GMT


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's daughter North West was finally introduced to the world. A picture of the 2-month-old baby was revealed on social media and later on the season finale of Kris Jenner's talk show. Wearing a black outfit, the tot looks adorable with her chubby cheeks as she's reaching toward the camera.

"It's all this talk about baby pictures and can you get paid for the baby picture or do you want to put it on a magazine," Kanye said on "Kris". "And for me and your daughter we have not attempted to get paid for anything, we have not attempted to put it on a magazine. You just stop all of the noise and I thought it would be really cool on her grandmother's season finale to bring a picture of North."
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Stephen Moyer to Star in NBC's 'The Sound of Music'

August 24, 2013 01:33:45 GMT


Stephen Moyer will sink his teeth into a live TV while taking a break from filming "True Blood". The English actor is cast in NBC's live holiday production of "The Sound of Music", which is based on the original 1959 Broadway production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

The Bill Compton of the HBO vampire series takes on the role of Capt. Georg Von Trapp, a World War I hero and a single father living in Austria pre-World War II. He hires a governess, Maria who will be portrayed by Carrie Underwood, to care for his seven children.
 
 
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