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October 23, 2013

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Katy Perry Criticized by Consumer Health Groups for Promoting Pepsi

October 23, 2013 09:11:18 GMT


Being an international pop music superstar has an overreaching influence on young fans that a product endorsement can even put them at the risk of being overweight or obese. This is what "Roar" singer Katy Perry may have realized on Tuesday, October 22, when the Center for Science in the Public Interest and six other consumer health advocacy groups placed a one-page ad on Variety magazine slamming her for promoting the popular soft drink brand.

"Virginia Slims and other tobacco companies used glamorous celebrities and models to position smoking as hip, sexy and rebellious. Today soda companies are using you and other celebrities to convince young people that drinking soda is hip, sexy and rebellious. 'Drink Pepsi and you can be cool like Katy Perry,' is the takeaway message for your young fans. 'Live for now' and worry about the health consequences later," the nutrition watchdogs told the 28-year-old singer.
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DJ Pauly D Reportedly Seeks Custody of Daughter

October 23, 2013 09:07:27 GMT


DJ Pauly D, who recently revealed that he is a father to a baby girl, reportedly is in custody battle with the baby's mother. According to a TMZ report, Pauly thinks that his baby mama, who goes by Amanda, is not a fit mother.

Pauly apparently thinks so because Amanda is only 25 and she has another child from previous relationship. He also points out the fact that Amanda once worked at Hooters. Therefore, he submitted some documents to seek some level of custody of their daughter.
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TLC Releases Music Video for 'Meant to Be'

October 23, 2013 08:54:59 GMT


TLC has unveiled the music video for their newest single, "Meant to Be". The new video sees the members of the all-girls group, Tionne Watkins a.k.a. T-Boz and Rozonda Thomas a.k.a. Chilli, reuniting to make music together in a recording studio.

Written by R&B singer Ne-Yo, "Meant to Be" serves as the soundtrack to their VH1 biopic, "Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story". Starring Keke Palmer, Drew Sidora and Lil Mama, the biopic aired on October 21.
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Jessica Lange to Retire From Acting After Another Season of 'American Horror Story'

October 23, 2013 08:47:04 GMT


Jessica Lange has mapped out her retirement from acting. The 64-year-old star, who says that her role in HBO's movie "Grey Gardens" "brought back the thrill of acting," opens up about her version of a five-year plan in an interview to Los Angeles Times.

"I am coming to the end of acting," she reveals. "I have a list: another stage production, maybe one or two more movies, one more season of 'American Horror Story' ... and then that is it for me. Because I think that's enough. I want to go out with a bang ... or should I say, a scare?"
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Kelly Clarkson Releases Wedding Video

October 23, 2013 08:24:48 GMT


She may have decided to go for a simple, secret wedding over a grand one last Sunday, October 20 when she finally tied the knot with music manager Brandon Blackstock, but Kelly Clarkson did not forget her fans who would surely be all too curious about how her special day went. The 31-year-old singer and new Mrs. Blackstock shared their romantic wedding video on Tuesday via Twitter.

"Here is a little video of our special day! Thanks to everyone for all of your well wishes!!! #cloud9 #tieitup," Clarkson wrote along with her video post. The one-and-a-half-minute clip, set to Patty Griffin's "Heavenly Day", featured scenic shots of the wedding location, Blackberry Farms in Walland, Tennessee, and showed the couple with only the wedding officiant and Brandon's children Seth and Savannah.
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Katy Perry on Boyfriend John Mayer: 'I Actually Am Dating My Crush'

October 23, 2013 08:07:06 GMT


Katy Perry opens up about her romance with John Mayer in a new interview with W magazine. "I actually am dating my crush," the 28-year-old singer says on the magazine's November issue. "I had a crush on him for a long time and it so happens we fit together great."

The "Walking on Air" singer, whose marriage with Russell Brand ended in 2011, also talks about her failed relationship. When asked if she liked being married, Katy answers, "Of course. I really loved it. It was a new, fun, exciting journey. But I like how I am now, and I think all things happen for a reason."
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Lady Antebellum to Perform at 2013 CMA Awards

October 23, 2013 08:02:08 GMT


Lady Antebellum has been added to the line-up of performers at 2013 Country Music Association Awards. The country trio, who has returned to music after taking a little break following the birth of member Hillary Scott's daughter, confirmed the news to E! News.

Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley are set to perform their latest single, "Compass". The track is lifted from "Golden (Deluxe Edition)", their upcoming album that will be released on November 12.
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Ben and Jerry Launches 'Anchorman'-Inspired Ice Cream Flavor

October 23, 2013 07:49:11 GMT


"Anchorman" gets its own ice cream flavor. In another cross-promotional effort, Paramount and Ben & Jerry team up to launch a new ice cream flavor inspired by the film, which will be getting its sequel released in late this year.

The limited run flavor is called "Scotchy Scotch Scotch", but there's no actual Scotch in the ice cream. According to a press release, "the flavor is a creamy concoction of butterscotch ice cream with ribbons of butterscotch swirl."
News > Movie News

Robert Downey Jr. Ranked as Hollywood's Most Valuable Movie Star

October 23, 2013 07:33:07 GMT


For the second consecutive year, actor Robert Downey Jr. is named Hollywood's most valuable movie star by New York Magazine's Vulture. The site compiled the list based on combined domestic and overseas box office totals, studio value, likeability, Oscars, critics' scores, Twitter mentions and tabloid value. Earlier this year, the "Iron Man" star also topped another list, that of Forbes' highest paid actors.

"It will take a superhuman effort for anyone to top him," Vulture declared on its site as they unveiled the power list on Tuesday morning, October 22. Indeed, RDJ would be tough to overtake considering his "appeal is off the charts" after having portrayed the character of Tony Stark in the "Iron Man" film franchise and Marvel's "The Avengers".
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'Bachelor' Star Melissa Rycroft Pregnant With Second Child

October 23, 2013 07:07:18 GMT


"The Bachelor" alum Melissa Rycroft and her husband Tye Strickland are going to be parents for the second time. Melissa, who also competed on "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars", announced on Tuesday, October 22 that she and husband would welcome their second child "this spring, next season."

"The dancing family is growing," Melissa said on "Good Morning America". She added, "We have a little bundle growing." The pair, who got married in 2009, are already parents to 2-year-old daughter Ava Grace.
News > Movie News

First Look at Dakota Fanning in 'Franny' and Christian Bale in 'Exodus'

October 23, 2013 06:52:30 GMT


A sneak peek at the first look of Dakota Fanning in "Franny" has been shared. In new on-set pictures, the "Twilight Saga" star is seen sporting a fake baby bump and dressing her belly in a frumpy outfit. She filmed her scene on the Delaware river in Philadelphia.

She was joined on a boat by Richard Gere who was spotted wearing a dark sweater, pink pants and a white captain hat. In the forthcoming movie, the "Brooklyn's Finest" actor plays a hedonist who tries to befriend a young couple played by Fanning and Theo James.
News > TV News

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Not Making $4 Million Each for Hosting Golden Globes

October 23, 2013 06:46:39 GMT


Tina Fey and Amy Poehler won't make as much as $4 million each for hosting the upcoming Golden Globe Awards. Story broke out earlier that both comedienne would earn such big amount of money from their second stint at the annual event, but their representatives have denied the claim.

The reps for the "30 Rock" star/creator and the "Parks and Recreation" actress tell Vanity Fair that "the dollar figure that Radar has printed is grossly exaggerated." Industry sources also say that awards-show hosts usually earn six-figure paycheck at the most.
News > Music News

Ylvis Sings About Their 'Favorite Place on Earth' in 'Massachusetts' Video

October 23, 2013 06:29:02 GMT


Ylvis, the Norwegian comedy trio behind the viral hit "The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)", has returned with another comedy song. This time, the group sings about their favorite state in the U.S. in the song called "Massachusetts".

The new track arrives with its accompanying video, which opens with the group hitting The Bay State after a long journey "across the oceans." They are then seen spending their time doing various things in their "favorite place on earth."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Reese Witherspoon Laughs as Chelsea Handler Teases Her About Drunken Arrest

October 23, 2013 06:16:08 GMT


Reese Witherspoon laughed at Chelsea Handler's reference to her disorderly conduct arrest when they attended Elle's Women in Hollywood event on Monday night, October 21. As she presented an award, Handler poked fun at Witherspoon's April ordeal.

"Personally, as a true friend, my favorite project of hers was an overlooked short film that she made earlier this year. She plays a very inebriated housewife defending her inebriated husband," Handler said, as quoted by E! News.
News > Movie News

Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman Premiere 'Thor: The Dark World' in London

October 23, 2013 06:15:18 GMT


Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman hit the Odeon Leicester Square in London along with Tom Hiddleston for the premiere of their new film "Thor: The Dark World" Tuesday, October 22. Both the male stars looked dapper in their designer suits, with Hemsworth opting for a Dolce & Gabbana.

Portman who came with her husband Benjamin Millepied was stunning in a Christian Dior number. The mother of one wore a black cashmere long-sleeve top with an open back, paired with a metallic voluminous skirt. Charlotte Olympia black pumps, diamond earrings, and a slick ponytail completed her look.
News > Movie News

Melissa McCarthy and More Honored at Elle's Women in Hollywood

October 23, 2013 06:01:12 GMT


On Monday, October 21, Elle magazine honored eight female celebrities at its 20th annual Women in Hollywood event for their achievements and impact on the film industry. Among those recognized was Elle's own November issue cover girl, the Emmy award-winner Melissa McCarthy who broke into tears while giving her acceptance speech after being presented with her award by Kathy Bates.

Being acknowledged alongside Shailene Woodley, Marion Cotillard, Nancy Meyers, Eva Marie Saint, Reese Witherspoon, Naomie Harris and Penelope Cruz, the plus-sized McCarthy highlighted individuality and how beauty and greatness can come in many forms, shapes and sizes. Addressing her two daughters, the actress said, "I want them to know that their self-worth is generated from their actions and their deeds. They do not have to be perfect to be remarkable."
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Kanye West Explains Jesus Christ's Appearance at Concert

October 23, 2013 04:48:34 GMT


Last weekend, Kanye West kicked off his "Yeezus" tour in Seattle with Jesus Christ appearing as a special guest. An actor dressed as Jesus walked barefoot onto the stage before the 36-year-old rapper performed his hit called "Jesus Walks".

In a new interview with San Francisco radio station Wild 94.9, West explained why he decided to bring out the Jesus look-alike at the concert. "I had a friend of mine that's a pastor there as we started discussing how we wanted to deliver it," the fiance of Kim Kardashian said.
News > TV News

'Pretty Little Liars' Winter Premiere Promo Teases the Aftermath of the Big Reveal

October 23, 2013 04:36:10 GMT


"Pretty Little Liars" answered the big question in the newly-aired Halloween special. Their suspicion that [SPOILER ALERT!] Alison's still alive is proven to be true as she showed up in person, not in ghostly form or flashback scene, in the latest outing.

When the series returns with a new episode this winter, the girls are dealing with another big question, though, which is whom Ali's afraid of. "Tell me who you're hiding from," Emily asks Ali, who replies, "I thought I knew. But I was wrong."
News > Movie News

Green Band Trailers for Zac Efron's 'That Awkward Moment' and 'Neighbors'

October 23, 2013 04:29:22 GMT


"That Awkward Moment" and "Neighbors" have got a green band trailer each. Both comedies star Zac Efron and are coincidentally slated to come out in the United States next year, with the former set for January 31 and the latter scheduled for May 9. The videos feature lots of scenes from the previous trailers, sans the NSFW footage.

In the "Awkward Moment", former "High School Musical" star Efron is joined by Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan. They play three buddies who make a pact to stay single after one of them got dumped. Things, however, get complicated when each of the trio meets the girl of their dreams shortly after they made the brotherly promise.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Jennifer Lopez Was Told to Make 'Changes' to Her Body in Early Career

October 23, 2013 04:17:25 GMT


Jennifer Lopez reveals in new interview that some people were not fans of her curves during the start of her career. The "On the Floor" singer talks about body image as she appears in Cosmopolitan for Latinas' winter issue, saying that she was told to alter her appearance back then.

"When I first started on television [as a Fly Girl on 'In Living Color'], people, and even my own manager at the time, would tell me I had to make all of these changes. But you have to stand up and say, 'There's nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am, you're the one with the problem!' " she tells the magazine.
News > Music News

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Lead YouTube Music Awards Nominees

October 23, 2013 04:11:36 GMT


After leading the nominees at the recently concluded MTV Video Music Awards and duplicating the feat in the forthcoming MTV Europe Music Awards, the winning combination that is Macklemore and Ryan Lewis is at it again, this time at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards set to unfold on November 3. The rap music duo tops all other acts by having the most number of nominations with four.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are up against nine other popular names for the Artist of the Year awards, including South Korean YouTube sensation PSY. Likewise, their music video for "Same Love" will have to beat nine other contenders, like Miley Cyrus' twerk-filled "We Can't Stop" and Lady GaGa's latest hit "Applause", to win the Video of the Year honor.
News > Movie News

Ben Kingsley Working on New Secret Project With Marvel

October 23, 2013 03:45:42 GMT


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Ben Kingsley caused a buzz among Marvel fanboys when he teased about a mystery project he's working on with the studio. His statement quickly leads to speculations that it has something to do with The Mandarin, the villainous role he played in "Iron Man 3" released April this year.

"It's a secret Marvel project. I'm not allowed to say any more, you're going to have to wait and see," he spilled as quoted by Belfast Telegraph. "I was with many members of the crew that were involved with 'Iron Man 3'. It was lovely to see them again. It was great to be with this wonderful family."
News > Music News

Lady GaGa Switches Second Single From 'Venus' to 'Do What U Want'

October 23, 2013 03:45:25 GMT


Lady GaGa has changed her plan to release "Venus" as the second single off upcoming "ARTPOP" album. The 27-year-old singer has announced that newly-released collaboration with R. Kelly, "Do What U Want", will serve as the follow-up to lead single "Applause".

GaGa decided to make the switch after learning that the supposed promo single immediately topped many charts, including iTunes chart in 25 countries. "We are overwhelmed by the worldwide response + excitement for DO WHAT U WANT feat. R KELLY & are happy to announce it as 2nd Single!" the Mother Monster Tweeted on Tuesday, October 22.
News > Movie News

George Clooney Postpones 'The Monuments Men' Until Early 2014

October 23, 2013 03:36:18 GMT


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Another possible Oscar contender is out of the race for the 2013 Academy Awards. George Clooney has revealed that his latest directorial gig, "The Monuments Men", is pushed back from the planned release date of December 18 this year to early 2014.

"We just didn't have enough time [to complete the film's visual effects,]" he told Los Angeles Times by phone from London on Tuesday, October 22. "If any of the effects looked cheesy, the whole movie would look cheesy. We simply don't have enough people to work enough hours to finish it," he further explained, "All we've ever said, from the very beginning, is that we wanted to make a commercial, non-cynical piece of entertainment."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Noel Harrison, 'Windmills of Your Mind' Singer, Dies at 79

October 23, 2013 03:27:49 GMT


British singer/actor Noel Harrison, who is popular for his song "The Windmills of Your Mind", passed away on Saturday night, October 19, his family said on Tuesday. He was 79.

Harrison passed away at his home in Ashburton, Devon in England. He apparently had heart attack after performing at the village of Black Dog prior to his death. "He will be loved and missed by more people than I ever knew," Harrison's wife, Lori Chapman, told the Associated Press.
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Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' Trailer Leaks

October 23, 2013 03:06:42 GMT


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"Noah", a biblical movie about God's eponymous messenger and his famous boat, has got a bootlegged trailer which seems to be taken from one of the film's test screenings earlier this year.

Trailer description has been removed as requested by Paramount Pictures.
News > Music News

Solange Enlists Jhene Aiko and More for Compilation Album 'Saint Heron'

October 23, 2013 02:48:30 GMT


After launching her independent label Saint Records, Solange Knowles announces that the first release from her imprint is on the way. She is currently working on a compilation album which is titled "Saint Heron".

The album will feature appearances from artists who have personally been handpicked by Solange. The 27-year-old R&B singer has enlisted Jhene Aiko, Cassie, Sampha, Jade J, Starchild and BC Kingdom among others for the 12-track record that is set to arrive on November 12.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Katharine McPhee Caught Kissing 'Smash' Director Michael Morris

October 23, 2013 02:46:56 GMT


"American Idol" alum Katharine McPhee was recently seen in public dating Michael Morris, the director of her now canceled NBC series "Smash", in Los Angeles, and were even snapped exchanging a kiss. Problem is, they are both married to different people.

The 29-year-old McPhee is married with no children to 47-year-old producer Nick Cokas. They tied the knot in 2008, after first meeting three years prior when they performed together in the stage production of "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir". Meanwhile, Morris has been married for over a decade to actress Mary McCormack with whom he has three daughters aged between 2 to 9.
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'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' 1.06 Preview: Agent Grant Can't Protect the Team

October 23, 2013 02:43:02 GMT


Agent Coulson and his team are dealing with another weird stuff in an upcoming episode of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.". When floating bodies turn up, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D must hunt down an elusive killer without any helpful information since no one has record of anything like this.

As Agent Grant says to his team mates, "I can't protect you guys from stuff I can't even see," no one is safe-not even the team. But Agent Coulson encourages his agents to stay strong, telling them, "You don't have to be afraid."
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Stephen Lang Confirmed to Reprise His Villainous Role in All 'Avatar' Sequels

October 23, 2013 02:18:43 GMT


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The evil Marine Colonel Quaritch will be brought back to the "Avatar" universe, despite the fact that he met his demise in the first film. Stephen Lang, who played the villain in the 2009 movie, is confirmed by director James Cameron to return not just for the second entry but for the third and fourth installments as well.

"Steven was so memorable in the first film, we're privileged to have him back," he said. "I'm not going to say exactly how we're bringing him back, but it's a science fiction story, after all. His character will evolve into really unexpected places across the arc of our new three-film saga. I really look forward to working with such a gifted actor, who's also become a good friend."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Kim Kardashian Talks 'Magical' Proposal, Shows Off Engagement Ring

October 23, 2013 02:15:08 GMT


Kim Kardashian is over the moon following Kanye West surprise proposal. The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star gushes over her engagement to the "Black Skinhead" rapper, calling herself a lucky girl. "Last night was truly magical!!! I am the luckiest girl in the world! I get to marry my best friend!" she tells E! News.

Kanye proposed to Kim with a 15-carat diamond ring in front of friends and family at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Monday, October 21. Prior to the proposal, the rapper went to Kim's mother Kris Jenner to ask for her blessing. He later surprised Kim as he was on his knee, proposing to her with a Lorraine Schwartz ring. A giant screen on the field flashed sign, "PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!"
News > Movie News

'Captain America 2' Unveils New Teaser Poster, Will Release Teaser Trailer in Two Days

October 23, 2013 02:04:44 GMT


A new teaser poster for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has landed online to tide fans over the 2014 release. Making its way out via Marvel's Twitter account, it features the titular superhero standing with his back facing toward the camera and S.H.I.E.L.D.'s logo under his feet. A S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier and modern day Washington, D.C. are seen in the background.

The poster does not share many details, but it has been said that the movie will be more of a political thriller than a traditional superhero movie. Washington, D.C. will serve as a major setting for the follow-up to 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger".
News > Music News

Jonas Brothers on Canceled Concert: 'Bear With Us'

October 23, 2013 01:52:33 GMT


Earlier this month, Jonas Brothers shocked their fans when announcing that they canceled their tour. The cancellation news came only two days before the first show was slated to take place in Pennsylvania.

A representative for the trio said that the tour was scrapped due to musical disharmony within the group. "There is a deep rift within the band," the rep explained. "There was a big a disagreement over their music direction."
News > Movie News

Jake Gyllenhaal Explains Dramatic Weight Loss for 'Nightcrawler'

October 23, 2013 01:41:06 GMT


Jake Gyllenhaal looked noticeably thinner when he attended the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills Monday night, October 21. On the red carpet, he said his major weight loss was for the sake of art. He lost some of his muscles for his role as a struggling, freelance video news reporter in "Nightcrawler".

The "Prisoners" star said his mental approach to the character helped him shed his weight. "I can only approach things from a mental place," the once-bulky star explained to E! News. "Like I'm playing a character who's hungry, figuratively and literally, who's driven in ways to do things and succeed at any cost."
News > TV News

Showtime Renews 'Homeland' and 'Masters of Sex' for New Seasons

October 23, 2013 01:29:40 GMT


Showtime has given its two shows a vote of confidence by ordering new seasons of "Homeland" and "Masters of Sex". The action thriller will return for a fourth installment, while the period drama will return for a second season, each consisting of 12 new episodes.

" 'Homeland' continues to prove its strength for Showtime and is one of television's most exciting, provocative and widely discussed shows. It has grown its audience significantly in each of its three seasons," Showtime entertainment president David Nevins says of the winner of Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2012.
News > Celebrity Gossip

DJ Pauly D Has a Love Child With Former Fling

October 23, 2013 01:07:51 GMT


DJ Pauly D officially becomes a first-time dad. News just broke out that the former "Jersey Shore" star had welcomed a daughter with a woman whom he hooked up with while deejaying in Las Vegas. "I'm proud I'm a father," the disc jokey confirms to TMZ. "I am excited to embark on this new part of my life."

He reportedly didn't know about the child until recently. "She contacted him after the baby was born. He of course had to take precautions before believing the baby was his, but he is definitely excited to be a dad," a source tells Us Weekly. "Pauly is taking responsibility and will be in this child's life one way or another."
 
 
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