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August 31, 2013

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Big Sean Premieres '10 2 10' Music Video

August 31, 2013 06:35:51 GMT


G.O.O.D. Music label rapper Big Sean wraps up his very busy month of August, dropping one track after another practically days apart of each other, with the premiere of his new "10 2 10" music video. The No I.D.-produced track is part of his recently-released sophomore studio album "Hall of Fame".

Shot in Hawaii, the three-and-a-half-minute visuals are filled with scenic images of the lush mountains and the beach, which is what this island-state is popular for. With a megaphone in his hand, Big Sean dishes out his rap verses with a backdrop of the urbanscape behind him. He dedicates his song to his hustlers, tweeting, "This for the paper chasers... grindin!"
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Harry Connick Jr. Joins 'American Idol' as Third Judge

August 31, 2013 06:10:34 GMT


Harry Connick Jr. has reportedly nabbed the third spot on "American Idol" judging panel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor/singer has inked a deal to serve as a judge in the 13th season of the show, joining Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez.

The news comes almost a week after it was reported that record producer Dr. Luke passed on the judging gig on the show due to conflict of interest. He signed a lucrative label deal with Sony Music and by nurturing talents for Universal Music Group, which holds the exclusive rights to "Idol" recordings, he would run into a snag with Sony.
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Octavia Spencer Files Breach of Contract Lawsuit Against Sensa

August 31, 2013 06:08:20 GMT


Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer is suing weight-loss company Sensa for breach of contract and fraud after they allegedly tried to back out from paying the remaining $700,000 they owe her from the $1.25 million contract Spencer signed with them to endorse their products. Sensa is reportedly reneging on their deal due to their failed advertising campaign which they blame on Spencer's restrictions and stipulations on the contract.

Sensa got Spencer as an endorser after she won an Oscar for film "The Help" and has in fact lost 20 pounds after five months on the company's weight-loss products. With the help of "a doctor formulated weight loss system" that is sprinkled on food to help the person, "eat less and feel full faster," Spencer lost some extra pounds and admittedly felt better.
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Couple Trapped in Ferris Wheel as Beyonce Films Her Music Video in Coney Island

August 31, 2013 06:07:58 GMT


A woman was left in tears after Beyonce Knowles accidentally trapped her on the top of a ferris wheel for half an hour. The incident began when the 31-year-old diva filmed her new music video at Coney Island amusement park earlier this week.

According to Splash, Beyonce decided to shoot some footage on a ferris wheel. Her team then closed the wheel for public, but failed to notice that the poor woman and her companion were still inside one of the pods.
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Katy Perry's 'Roar' Music Video Due September 5

August 31, 2013 06:04:35 GMT


Katy Perry announces due date of her "Roar" music video. "The #Roar music video is coming to you in junglescope Sept 5th!" so she reveals along with a retro poster that shows her swinging a la Tarzan with one hand holding a spear. On the background are her wild animal pals and a man who can possibly be her male on-screen interest.

"Roar" is the lead single off Katy's next studio installment "Prism". Although the song was a huge success on the chart, it was met with criticisms for bearing resemblance to Sara Bareilles' "Brave". Despite the similarities between their works, Sara assured that they both were "on great terms and there's no issue there."
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'Fast and Furious 7' Wants Kurt Russell, 'Dumb and Dumber To' Casts Kathleen Turner

August 31, 2013 05:56:36 GMT


Two casting reports have stormed the web, and both of them come from Variety. First off, after successfully securing new faces, including UFC Champion Ronda Rousey and most recently Thai actor Tony Jaa, for "Fast and Furious 7", Universal now wants a veteran action star to be the next addition to the cast ensemble.

Kurt Russell, best known for his heroic role in "Big Trouble in Little China", is currently in negotiations to take on a supporting role that, according to sources, was intended to be tackled by Denzel Washington. There is no further detail on what kind of character Russell is expected to play in the James Wan-directed movie.
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George Clooney Reported to Police Following Water Taxi Stunt in Venice

August 31, 2013 05:52:51 GMT


George Clooney has landed in hot water because of his stunt at the Venice Film Festival on Tuesday, August 27. After pictures of him piloting a water taxi to the event emerged, an Italian lawyer Mario D'Elia requested the authorities to investigate whether the "Gravity" actor had a license to operate the vehicle. "I asked the authorities to go to the Hotel Cipriani to see if Clooney has a nautical license," D'Elia told a local newspaper.

Clooney was pictured driving a water taxi in several occasions in the country. In one picture, he is featured wearing a white t-shirt with a logo of his own tequila at the chest while taking the wheel of a water taxi. In another photo, he is seen behind the wheel of a water taxi alongside his co-star Sandra Bullock and others.
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Report: Lamar Odom Met NBA Drug Counselors Before DUI Arrest

August 31, 2013 05:37:06 GMT


Lamar Odom is allegedly on the road to recovery. TMZ reports the basketball player, who's said struggling with a serious case of drug addiction, had a meeting with NBA drug counselors before he was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Friday morning, August 30.

Lamar was said getting a visit from Dirk Minniefield and Cliff Robinson at the home he shares with his wife of four years, Khloe Kardashian. They are former NBA stars who have overcome their own struggle with drug abuse and now work with the National Basketball Players Association to help players dealing with the same problem.
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Video: Lady GaGa Rehearses 'Sex Dreams' for iTunes Festival

August 31, 2013 05:24:50 GMT


With just a couple of days before her big kick-off performance at the iTunes Festival in London this weekend, Lady GaGa drops another heavily hash-tagged rehearsal video, following the first two where she performs new songs "Swine" and "Manicure". The tracks are said to appear in her forthcoming album "ARTPOP" due to hit stores on November 11.

Like the first two one-minute clips, GaGa is seen and heard practicing with a live band, but unlike in the "Manicure" rehearsal video where she has dark hair, the flamboyant singer rocks a big blonde hair do in her latest footage and has more back-up dancers for this number. Little Monsters can see it all in its entirety when they flock to the Roundhouse Theatre on September 1.
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J.J. Abrams Turns 'Westworld' Into TV Show for HBO

August 31, 2013 05:09:34 GMT


J.J. Abrams is bringing "Westworld" to HBO. The A-list filmmaker has teamed up with Jonathan Nolan ("Person of Interest") and producer Jerry Weintraub ("Behind the Candelabra") to adapt the 1973 cult classic into a TV show for the pay-cable channel, which has ordered the pilot.

The upcoming TV adaptation is "set in the amazing world dreamt up by Michael Crichton." It is described as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin." Nolan is set to direct the pilot in addition to teaming up with Lisa Joy to write and executive produce the series.
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Fiona Apple Tells Crowd to 'Shut the F**k Up' Before Leaving Stage During Tokyo Gig

August 31, 2013 04:57:29 GMT


Fiona Apple lost her temper when playing a live gig at "Timeless Muses", a fashion event held by Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, August 29. According to Women's Wear Daily, the "Criminal" singer swore to the audience and stormed off the stage after failing to warn the noisy crowd to be quiet.

Apple, who was performing with a grand piano, appeared to be irritated by the crowd's chattering sound. She reportedly climbed atop the piano and asked everyone in the venue to stop making noises. She also begged them to be silent by ringing a metal bell. Apparently, no one paid attention to the singer.
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Ted Nugent's Wife Shemane Says She Carried Gun Because of Death Threats

August 31, 2013 04:57:21 GMT


More tidbits of Shemane Nugent's arrest at the airport over possession of a firearm in a prohibited area were revealed in police reports. While in custody, the wife of Ted Nugent reportedly told cops, without going into details, that she began carrying a gun with her after receiving death threats.

According to TMZ, a Smith & Wesson 38 special revolver loaded with 5 rounds of ammunition was found in her luggage when she went through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. An additional 10 rounds was packed in a side pocket of her bag.
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First Look: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Harrison Ford Look Tough on 'Expendables 3' Set

August 31, 2013 04:42:22 GMT


An exciting photo from the Bulgaria set of "The Expendables 3" has been shared by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has portrayed Trench since the first installment. In the pic, Schwarzenegger takes pose with the film's director, Patrick Hughes, and the newcomer in the "Expendables" franchise, Harrison Ford.

From the outfit "Star Wars" actor Ford dons, it seemingly suggests that his character, Max Drummer, is a pilot. The Oscar-nominated actor himself is no stranger to the aviation world for he, in the real life, is a licensed pilot. With this background, Ford surely will not do much research should the prediction be true.
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Kate Middleton Dons Skinny Jeans at First Official Public Appearance Since Giving Birth

August 31, 2013 04:33:00 GMT


Kate Middleton looked stunning in skinny jeans and green jacket as she accompanied Prince William at the start of the 135-mile Ring O' Fire marathon in Anglesey, North Wales on August 30. Flashing friendly smile, the Duchess of Cambridge looked happy as she attended the event.

Kate apparently has regained her pre-baby body only one month after giving birth. At the Friday event, she wore a loose Zara top, Ralph Lauren green blazer and skinny jeans. She opted for a pair of wedges despite the uneven ground.
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Clint Eastwood Steps Out Without Wedding Ring After Split From Wife Dina

August 31, 2013 04:27:01 GMT


Clint Eastwood put on a brave face after news broke out that he split from his wife of 17 years, former news anchor Dina. The "J. Edgar" actor was seen back to work directing his newest movie "Jersey Boys". His wedding ring was noticeable absent.

The couple married in March 1996. They were allegedly last seen attending a red carpet event as a couple in 2011. Earlier this year in April, the 83-year-old filmmaker reportedly showed up at the TriBeCa Film Festival in New York City without his wedding ring.
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Report: Lindsay Lohan Offered to Host 'Saturday Night Live' Season Opener

August 31, 2013 04:25:35 GMT


Lindsay Lohan is reportedly wanted to host "Saturday Night Live" again. According to Radar Online, the "Liz & Dick" star has been offered to tackle the gig for the show's upcoming 39th season premiere set for September 28.

" 'Saturday Night Live' has approached Lindsay to host the show again, and they were talking about the season opener," a so-called source close to the situation tells the site. The source adds, "She is definitely considering doing it. She loves the show and the people involved."
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'SNL' Comedian Jay Pharoah Spoofs Kanye West's 'I Am a God'

August 31, 2013 03:53:28 GMT


"Saturday Night Live" cast member Jay Pharoah has become known for his Barack Obama and Denzel Washington impressions on the late-night sketch comedy show. But after today, the funnyman will also be regarded as the guy who bravely spoofs Kanye West, via a parody of his controversial track "I Am a God" off album "Yeezus".

Taking its cues from the music video of another West track "Black Skinhead", Pharoah, wearing floppy dog ears, puts out a hilarious "I Am a Dog". From sticking out of a car's passenger side window to chasing a mailman and chewing up your feather pillow, the comedian acts like your typical canine as he drops the lyrics "hurry up let me out the garage," "give me shots for my rabies" and "I'm the shitzu."
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Taylor Swift to Debut New Song 'Sweeter Than Fiction' at Toronto Film Festival


August 31, 2013 03:42:18 GMT


Taylor Swift has teamed up with fun.'s guitarist, Jack Antonoff, to co-write a song called "Sweeter Than Fiction". According to Daily Mail, the song was recorded for "One Chance", a movie that follows the inspirational journey of "Britain's Got Talent" alum Paul Potts.

Public will be able to listen to Swift and Antonoff's new song for the first time when "One Chance" is screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6. The song will be played during the movie's final credit.
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Mack Maine Facing Sexual Battery and Assault Charges

August 31, 2013 03:40:58 GMT


Mack Maine landed in trouble. The rapper could be charged for alleged sexual battery and assault stemming from an incident taking place on Lil Wayne's tour bus last week. He was accused of groping a woman and punching her friend.

Maine reportedly invited the two women onto Weezy's bus following a concert in Oklahoma City. One of the females claimed he forcefully put his hand down her shirt and touched her breast. He got upset when she slapped his hand away and tried to leave.
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Showtime Debuts Trailer for Jay-Z's 'Made in America' Documentary

August 31, 2013 03:40:34 GMT


After his wife Beyonce Knowles graced HBO with "Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream", Jay-Z is coming to another cable network with his own documentary. His film "Made in America" has just landed at Showtime, which will air it for the first time on October 11 at 9 P.M.

Directed by Ron Howard, the documentary will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7. It revolves around a music festival called "Made in America", which the R&B music mogul founded.
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Cory Monteith Caught Cheating in 'All the Wrong Reasons' First Trailer

August 31, 2013 03:36:53 GMT


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"All the Wrong Reasons", which is Cory Monteith's penultimate movie, has released its first trailer via Entertainment Weekly. The Canadian heartthrob, who died at the age of 31 in July, is featured as a store manager who develops an illicit sexual relationship with one of his cashiers following his wife's struggle with intimacy issues.

But what Monteith's character, James, forgets is that his spouse is the one who operates the surveillance cameras at the store. "The whole human experience unfolds daily," says Karine Vanasse's Kate as she later witnesses herself that the man she loves "gives personal service" to the employee, played by Emily Hampshire.
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Lana Scolaro on Robin Thicke Scandalous Photo: 'I Knew His Hand Was on My Butt'


August 31, 2013 03:17:37 GMT


Mystery woman who posed with Robin Thicke in a scandalous photo, which was taken at a 2013 MTV Video Awards after party, has been revealed. Despite some reports suggesting that the butt-groping photo was altered, the blond woman Lana Scolaro told E! News that Robin's hand was on her behind.

"I knew his hand was on my butt, but I didn't know that there was a mirror," Lana said. "I don't even know how to use Photoshop. I didn't even know that was the reflection until I uploaded it, and someone commented on it. I was just like, 'Oh I'll Instagram this photo with Robin Thicke, like everybody else,' " she explained.
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Michael Douglas Keeps His Ring On After Split From Catherine Zeta-Jones

August 31, 2013 03:05:18 GMT


Michael Douglas seemingly hopes for reconciliation with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones. The 68-year-old actor was pictured still wearing his wedding ring despite being confirmed to have lived separately from the actress.

The "Haywire" star flashed his ring Friday, August 30 at the 2013 Deauville American Film Festival. He was at the event to promote Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra", in which he starred alongside Matt Damon.
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Video: Alicia Keys Performs on 'GMA' Summer Concert Series

August 31, 2013 02:59:55 GMT


R'n'B diva Alicia Keys rocked the Central Park this Friday morning, August 30 when she performed as the latest featured artist in "Good Morning America" Summer Concert Series. The classy singer performed songs from her latest album "Girl on Fire" as well as her 2007 hit "No One".

In a black top, pink pants and a new bowl hair cut, Keys played "Girl on Fire", "Listen to Your Heart" and "No One" live from behind her signature grand piano with a band and alternately moving around onstage to drop some choreography with the male back-up dancers. She also brought out R'n'B crooner Maxwell for their duet "Fire We Make".
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Video: Bill Murray Destroys David Letterman's Set to Unearth Time Capsule

August 31, 2013 02:47:37 GMT


Bill Murray destroyed "Late Show with David Letterman" set when he stopped by the show to help celebrate its 20th anniversary on Thursday, August 29. Making a grand entrance as Liberace, the "Ghostbusters" actor tried to unearth a time capsule which he kept when visiting the show for the first time in 1993.

He used a box-cutter to strip the stage carpet under a chair and then took a pickaxe and a jackhammer to dig up the mementos. When he couldn't find the time capsule under the chair, he moved to the floor under the other chair, which was the right place.
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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' Daughter Suri Broke Her Arm

August 31, 2013 02:39:18 GMT


It seems that Suri Cruise will have to wear a new accessory, a cast or a sling, not to complete her outfit but rather to support her arm. A representative confirms to PEOPLE that the only daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes "did break her arm."

It's not known if a hospital treatment was needed. It's also unclear how the little girl, 7, who's been taking gymnastics lessons sustained the injury, but the rep assures "she is okay."
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Lindsay Lohan Misses 'The Canyons' Promo in Venice, Director Calls Her 'Unpredictable'

August 31, 2013 02:29:56 GMT


As "The Canyons" director Paul Schrader, James Deen, Tenille Houston and writer Bret Easton Ellis posed for shutterbugs at the Venice Film Festival on Friday, August 30, Lindsay Lohan was noticeably missing. While no explanation for the actress's absence could be offered, Schrader had his say about working with his star.

"For the last 16 months I've been held hostage, by my own choosing, to a very talented but unpredictable actress," the filmmaker said to the media of Lohan, who was expected to promote her new erotic movie there. Labeling himself "a free man" now that the film is complete, he continued, "She was supposed to be here today. She said she would be, but she is not."
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Video: Chris Brown Performs Hits and Talks About His Music on 'Today'

August 31, 2013 02:13:34 GMT


Chris Brown is the latest artist to hit the stage of "Today" show at New York's Rockefeller Plaza. On Friday morning, August 30, the 24-year-old R&B crooner performed some tracks off upcoming album "X" to his loyal fans, who camped out all night to see him.

On-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran was among the crowd when Brown belted out "Fine China" and "Love More". He also performed his collaboration with Sean Kingston, "Beat It". He seemed to be in a high spirit, despite the seizure he had when hitting a recording studio earlier this month.
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Lamar Odom Arrested for DUI Days After Involved in Car Crash

August 31, 2013 02:06:35 GMT


It just keeps getting worse for Lamar Odom. Amidst his marital and substance abuse issues, the NBA player was arrested in the San Fernando Valley at 3:54 A.M. on early Friday morning, August 30 for "driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs."

Odom was pulled over on the 101 Freeway by the California Highway Patrol, not for speeding but rather for going too slow on 50 MPH. Police said he raised suspicion for driving in "serpentine manner" and showing signs of intoxication after being stopped.
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Amanda Bynes' Prolonged Treatment Reportedly Granted by Judge

August 31, 2013 02:05:06 GMT


A judge reportedly has granted doctors' request to put Amanda Bynes in a long-term hold. Based on the order, she may stay under doctors' care up to one year. Sources, however, tell TMZ that the "She's the Man" actress is unlikely to stay in psychiatric ward for a year. She reportedly will be hospitalized for another 60 days to stabilize her condition and the doctors will transfer her care to her mother.

Amanda's mental condition has been deteriorating this year, but Amanda's publicist Jonathan Jaxson has assured fans that the former Nickelodeon star is on the road to recovery. "Despite some reports, Amanda is improving daily and responding well," Jonathan told Entertainment Tonight on Thursday, August 29.
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'The Glades' Canceled After Season Finale Posted Season High


August 31, 2013 01:52:11 GMT


A&E cancels "The Glades" after four seasons. The network has decided not to pick up the crime drama series for a fifth season, a day after it was reported that renewal for the Clifton Campbell-created show was unlikely.

"The Glades" debuted in July 2010 with 3.6 million viewers, breaking A&E's records for most-watched and highest-rated original drama series telecast ever. It was the first scripted series on the cable channel that lasted more than one season.
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Official: Bradley Cooper's First Superhero Film Is 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

August 31, 2013 01:34:27 GMT


Bradley Cooper is officially a "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast member. Marvel Studios proudly announces the inclusion of the "Limitless" actor on its website. The Oscar-nominated star will make his debut in a superhero world and become a first-time voice actor by lending his voice to Rocket Raccoon, which will be rendered through CGI in the pic.

Cooper is the latest addition to the already star-studded cast ensemble. Chris Pratt takes the lead with his role as Star-Lord, with Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista cast as Gamora and Drax the Destroyer respectively. Vin Diesel, meanwhile, has not finalized a deal yet to voice Groot, but is expected to join soon.
News > Celebrity Gossip

James Van Der Beek and Wife Kimberly Expecting Baby No. 3


August 30, 2013 17:00:46 GMT


James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly are expanding their brood. The couple is over the moon to announce that they are expecting their third child together. "James and I are beyond elated and feeling so incredibly blessed," she wrote on her blog.

"Nesting mode is starting to kick in," she revealed what she was doing to prepare for the latest addition to the family. "I've been getting rid of clutter, reconfiguring rooms, reorganizing EVERYTHING etc… my mind doesn't stop. I'm looking into meditation for that."
 
 
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