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December 07, 2013

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Jay-Z Leads Nominations for 2014 Grammy Awards

December 07, 2013 06:33:45 GMT

The full nominations of the 2014 Grammy Awards have been announced. Jay-Z leads the pack with 9 nominations in various categories that include Best Rap Performance for his "Tom Ford", Best Rap Album for his chart-topping "Magna Carta... Holy Grail" and Best Rap Song for his collaboration with Justin Timberlake, "Holy Grail".

Meanwhile, Timberlake himself is set to battle against other musicians in 7 categories. He's up for awards like Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for his "Suit & Tie" and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Mirrors". Shockingly, his double album "The 20/20 Experience" and "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2" are not nominated for Album of the Year.
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Videos: Macklemore and Katy Perry Rock Grammy Nominations Concert

December 07, 2013 06:29:20 GMT

The live concert announcing nominees for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards was kicked off by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles Friday night, December 6. The duo rocked the stage with Wanz, performing their No. 1 hit "Thrift Shop" at the LL Cool J-hosted event.

Katy Perry sang from Canada. The West Coast pop star delivered her empowering single "Roar" in an acoustic set. "I hope this song inspired you guys and helped bring out that self-strength," she said. "I hope you guys found your 'Roar' through all of this, even if you didn't think you had it."
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Videos: Lorde and Taylor Swift Perform at Grammy Nominations Concert

December 07, 2013 06:06:48 GMT

Footage from the live telecast of Grammy Nominations concert Friday night, December 6 has flooded the internet. Lorde and Taylor Swift were among the performers featured at the event. The former belted out her smash hit "Royals", and the latter sang her chart-busting "I Knew You Were Trouble".

Lorde took the stage at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, wearing a simple white top and dark pants. The 17-year-old New Zealand singer got four nominations; Record of the Year, Song of the Year & Best Pop Solo Performance for the single she sang that night, and Best Pop Vocal Album for "Pure Heroine".
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Paris Hilton's Brother Barron Reportedly Claims Lindsay Lohan Masterminded Attack on Him

December 07, 2013 05:59:13 GMT

Paris Hilton's brother has been said accusing Lindsay Lohan of masterminding an attack on him. Barron Hilton, who was beaten on Friday, December 6, told the police that the "Mean Girls" actress was behind the attack, TMZ reports.

Barron reportedly was attending a party at a Miami mansion where Lindsay has been staying for the Art Basel festival. During the bash, someone allegedly accused Barron of talking behind Lindsay's back, resulting in the attack.
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'Bates Motel' Season 2 and New Series 'Those Who Kill' Unleash Eerie Promos

December 07, 2013 05:42:50 GMT

"Bates Motel" won't return until 2014, but A&E tries to tide fans over the series' return with two new promos. In one of the clips, Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) changes her son Norman's sheet when suddenly blood starts creeping up. In the other promo video, Norman (Freddie Highmore) practices his newfound taxidermy skills on a dead crow.

Another drama series, "Those Who Kill", also premieres on the cable channel next year and it has been previewed in a newly-released teaser video. The sneak peek gives a look at Chloe Sevigny's Catherine Jensen washing her hands while a girl's voice, which is apparently in her head, seemingly channels a killer's thought.
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'Prisoners' Director Circling Female-Driven Crime Drama 'Sicario'

December 07, 2013 05:28:42 GMT

Hot on heels of his success with "Prisoners" starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, Denis Villeneuve is eyed to direct "Sicario". It's a "No Country for Old Men"-esque crime drama scripted by "Sons of Anarchy" actor Taylor Sheridan.

In the story, mercenaries are allowed to breach the Mexico/U.S. border to arrest criminals as long as they are accompanied by a legitimate law officer. A female cop accompanies two male delta-force rangers to catch a drug lord, and they get the shock of their life as they find across the border a violent and depraved world they never imagined.
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Kim Kardashian Invites Fan to Sit With Her at Kanye West's Concert

December 07, 2013 05:01:07 GMT

Kim Kardashian has made a fan's dream come true. The 33-year-old reality star invited a huge fan to sit with her in VIP area when she was supporting Kanye West at his concert in New Orleans on Thursday, December 5.

The fan, who goes by @MyleezaKardash on Twitter, documented her exciting experience on Twitter. The fan at first wrote that she was looking for Kanye's fiancee in the crowd. After noticing that she was a huge fan, Kim decided to invite her and her friend to be with her. "I'm sending someone to go get you so you can come sit with me!!! Need your seat # & section. DM me ASAP!!!" Kim wrote.
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Evan Rachel Wood Is Mental Patient in 'Barefoot' Trailer

December 07, 2013 04:54:14 GMT

The first trailer for "Barefoot" arrives, featuring an innocent Evan Rachel Wood and a not-so-innocent Scott Speedman. She plays a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life, while he portrays the "black sheep" son of a wealthy family.

He needs his parents' money to get him out of debt, and she wants an adventure. Their paths cross and he takes the naive girl home for his brother's wedding to help make a good impression with the family. "It has pretty mixed, disastrous results, but it's fun along the way," Scott told EW.
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Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Named Vevo's Most Watched Video of 2013

December 07, 2013 04:43:25 GMT

The music video for Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" tops the list of Vevo's most-viewed music video of 2013. The Terry Richardson-directed visuals has so far been viewed over 371 million times and is the fastest video to pass 100 million views in the site's history.

Released back in September, the raunchy clip features the former Disney princess going nude while swinging on the top of a wrecking ball. It garnered 19.3 million views during its first day on the site, immediately breaking the previous record set by One Direction's "Best Song Ever".
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Golden Globes Promo: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Tease Their 'Opening Song'

December 07, 2013 04:26:00 GMT

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler try to show their musical skills in the first promo for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, but end up singing off key. The duo wants to preview the opening song they wrote for the upcoming event with Poehler giving the first note on the piano, but they don't give anything beyond that since they're arguing over the right key.

The former "Saturday Night Live" alumni will be back hosting the annual awards event for the second time after handling the same duty in January this year. The upcoming 71st installment will be held Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California and air live on NBC.
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Charlize Theron Eyed for 'The ExpendaBelles'

December 07, 2013 04:21:42 GMT

Another A-list actress is added to the casting report of "The ExpendaBelles". According to Schmoes Know, Charlize Theron has received an offer to be part of the kick-ass team in the all-female version of Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables".

Millennium Films' executive Avi Lerner previously revealed in an interview that he was courting "Into the Woods" witch Meryl Streep, "Charlie's Angels" actress Cameron Diaz and "Resident Evil" star Milla Jovovich for the project.
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Dustin Hoffman Joins Lance Armstrong Pic, Olivia Cooke Leads 'Ouija'

December 07, 2013 04:06:38 GMT

Dustin Hoffman is added to the cast ensemble of Stephen Frears' untitled Lance Armstrong movie. The movie is currently shooting on location in Europe, and the "Little Fockers" actor will join when the production moves Stateside for the final stages.

Meanwhile, "Bates Motel" actress Olivia Cooke is tapped as the leading lady in "Ouija", Universal's horror movie based on the Hasbro board game. She will be joined by Douglas Smith who is cast as the male lead, with Stiles White serving as a director.
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Demi Lovato Tells Joe Jonas After Weed Smoking Admission: 'I'm Not Mad at You'

December 07, 2013 03:58:55 GMT

Demi Lovato has revealed more of her opinion concerning Joe Jonas' revealing essay written for Vulture. Speaking at a celebration event for NYLON magazine's December issue in West Hollywood on Thursday, December 5, the former Disney star said that she was not mad at Joe for talking about her past drug problem and they would stay close.

Speaking to E! News, the coach on "The X Factor (US)" said with a laugh, "Well, first I was like, 'Umm, we need to talk,' and then we talked and I was fine. I was like, 'Look, I'm not mad at you but you need to choose your words more carefully next time.' "
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'Scandal' Season 3 Episode Order Reduced Amid Kerry Washington's Pregnancy Report

December 07, 2013 03:37:54 GMT

ABC has trimmed "Scandal" season 3 episode order from the full 22-episode order to 18. It's considered unusual since the Shonda Rhimes-created drama is a hit for the network. There's no official explanation for the cutback, but the news comes on the heel of reports that lead star Kerry Washington is pregnant.

The Emmy-nominated actress herself hasn't confirmed her pregnancy, but it's highly likely that the decision to reduce "Scandal" episode was made to accomodate this. The 36-year-old, who is married to NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, is reportedly due to give birth in spring, which would've given no time for the show to complete the filming of the last four episodes.
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Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar's Collaboration Previewed in New Beats Ad

December 07, 2013 03:34:18 GMT

Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar are joining forces for something hot and they have teased it in a new advertisement for the Beats Pill, a portable speaker system from Dre's Beats. In the 90-second ad, the two stars are seen recording a song in a studio together.

Lamar, who is signed to Dre's Aftermath Entertainment label, then gets frustrated as he thinks something is not right with the track. Dre later suggests that they take a break and work on it again later.
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'Star Trek 3' Adds Two New Writers to Join Roberto Orci

December 07, 2013 03:11:37 GMT

"Star Trek 3" assembles trio of writers, THR learns. Roberto Orci, who has been a screenwriting and producing team for the first two films along with Alex Kurtzman, will get new helping hands from J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, since Kurtzman will sit out the scripting duty for the third installment.

J.J. Abrams, who directed 2009's "Star Trek" and 2013's "Star Trek Into Darkness", won't reprise his role as a helmer either in the next project due to his commitment with "Star Wars Episode 7". However, the filmmaker will still be involved in the production.
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'Little Couple' Star Jen Arnold Battling Rare Cancer

December 07, 2013 02:50:43 GMT

Jen Arnold, who stars on TLC's "The Little Couple", is receiving treatment following a rare type of cancer diagnosis. The neonatologist, however, remained positive, telling PEOPLE in a statement that her prognosis was good and she was battling the disease with surgery and chemotherapy.

"I have recently been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer and am currently undergoing treatment, including surgery and chemotherapy," she said. "I am very fortunate as the prognosis is good. While there is never a good time to get news like this, getting it just as we are building our new family is tough in many ways."
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'Sound of Music Live!' Performs Well in Ratings Despite Negative Reviews


December 07, 2013 02:44:23 GMT

"The Sound of Music Live!" was a big hit for NBC despite fans' protests on the casting choice and negative reviews from critics. According to Nielsen, the remake of the Broadway musical scored 18.5 million viewers, topping any programs in other big networks during the broadcast on Thursday night, December 5.

The three-hour special even beat out CBS' hit sitcom "The Big Bang Theory", which had always ranked first in overall viewers in the 8 P.M. slot since May 12, but finished second that night. The comedy series, however, still won over "Sound of Music Live!" in the 18-49 demo for the half-hour.
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Lady GaGa Rides R. Kelly in 'Do What U Want' Music Video Teaser


December 07, 2013 02:32:02 GMT

Lady GaGa has filmed the music video for her collaboration with R. Kelly, "Do What U Want". The 27-year-old singer has also teased the project with a provocative black-and-white picture that features her wearing bikini while straddling her collaborator.

GaGa promised that the upcoming clip would be different from her previous ones. She tweeted, "I know you're waiting for the DWUW video. Its unlike any video I've ever done. Very Personal. Just making it perfect. Exciting."
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'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Credit Scene Teasing 'Apocalypse' Sequel Revealed

December 07, 2013 02:31:51 GMT

It's not unusual for a moviemaker to tease a sequel in a credit scene, and it seems the same strategy is done by Bryan Singer in "X-Men: Days of Future Past". While the film won't arrive until May 23, 2014, the credit scene that allegedly hints at what to expect in the recently-confirmed follow-up "X-Men: Apocalypse" is revealed.

According to the most recent drafts of the script obtained by First Showing, [SPOILER ALERT!] "the credits bumper jumps back to the past with a young Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) in a ramshackle house in the desert eating dinner, clearly on the run from all the authorities who want to bring him down."
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Bob Dylan's Electric Guitar Sells for Nearly $1 Million at Auction


December 07, 2013 02:05:46 GMT

Bob Dylan's electric guitar has become the most expensive guitar ever auctioned. Christie's auction house at first expected that it would sell between $300,000 and $500,000, but the guitar fetched $965,000 on Friday, December 6. The instrument topped Eric Clapton's Blackie which was sold for $959,500 in 2004.

"A tremendous amount of international interest was generated at the time of the sale's announcement, and today's result justifies the mythic status of this guitar in the annals of music history," Christie's specialist and the sale's auctioneer Tom Lecky stated, as quoted by Reuters. The buyer's identity was not revealed.
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Disney Acquires Rights to Future 'Indiana Jones' Movies

December 07, 2013 01:52:34 GMT

Walt Disney Studios has struck a deal with Paramount Pictures. The Mouse House, which already secured ownership rights to "Indiana Jones" after acquiring LucasFilm in 2012, now secures marketing and distribution rights for any future installments of the movie franchise.

Paramount, which is a branch of entertainment giant Viacom Inc., will continue holding the distribution rights to the first four Harrison Ford-starring adventure films. The studio will also receive an undisclosed financial share from Disney should any new films be made.
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New 'Terminator' TV Series in the Works With 'X-Men' Writers

December 07, 2013 01:51:53 GMT

Terminator may be heading back to the small screen. A new TV series based on the James Cameron-created franchise is currently being developed by Skydance Prods. and Annapurna Pictures.

The television project will be written and executive produced by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, who wrote superhero-themed feature films "X-Men: First Class" and "Thor". Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier will also serve as executive producers.
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Evelyn Lozada Confirms LA Dodgers Outfielder as Baby Daddy

December 07, 2013 00:30:51 GMT

Evelyn Lozada has opened up the identity of her baby daddy. The heavily pregnant reality star revealed to OMG! Insider that pro-baseball player Carl Crawford aka "The Perfect Storm" is the father of her baby.

Lozada confirmed her pregnancy last month, telling People that she was already six months along. The "Basketball Wives" star also revealed that the pregnancy was a planned one but wouldn't open her mouth yet on who was the baby daddy.
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'Low Winter Sun' Gets the Axe Despite 'Breaking Bad' Help

December 07, 2013 00:01:28 GMT

"Low Winter Sun" has been canceled and it came rather inevitable. AMC decided to cut off the freshman after a streak of low rated episodes. Even the lead-in from finale episodes of hit TV series "Breaking Bad" did not help.

Based on a British miniseries, "Low Winter Sun" stars Mark Strong as a homicide detective in Detroit. It premiered in August to a relatively modest 2.5 million viewers and declined in rating over time, going as low as 0.63 million in October.
 
 
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