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December 17, 2013

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Paul Walker, Cory Monteith Are 2013's Most Googled People Worldwide

December 17, 2013 15:49:38 GMT


The recent death of Paul Walker put the actor in the list of most Googled people of 2013 worldwide. He is joined by other deceased celebrities, former South African leader Nelson Mandela and "Glee" star Cory Monteith. Walker and Monteith were also most Googled in the U.S. and U.K.

On Tuesday, December 17, the Internet search provider released the data as part of its 13th annual Google Zeitgeist report but did not detail the number of searches per person. The top 10 "most-searched" queries are based on the volume of searches while trending queries are based on the highest amount of traffic over a sustained period in 2013 compared with 2012.
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John Mayer and Katy Perry's 'Who You Love' Music Video Premiered

December 17, 2013 15:11:09 GMT


John Mayer and Katy Perry rode a mechanical bull in the desert for "Who You Love" music video, joined by other real-life couples. The lovebirds' collaborative music video was premiered on Tuesday, December 17 on "Good Morning America".

"We set the casting call up for real couples. It's just so authentic ... they were having a great time," Mayer said of the Sophie Muller-directed video. "There's nothing scripted in that video except putting the bull in the middle of the desert." The video also displayed Mayer and Perry's intimacy and ended with confetti splash and her giggle.
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Harry Styles Won Court Order to Keep Paps Away

December 17, 2013 14:42:36 GMT


Harry Styles has won a court order that will earn him some peace. The One Direction member came victorious at British High Court in London after applying for protection against unidentified paparazzi who employed the method of pretending to be fans to get his photos.

Styles had tried to ask the photographers to voluntarily leave him alone but when the attempt failed, he turned to the court. "This is not a privacy injunction," the pop star's counsel David Sherborne told the court. "Mr. Styles is not trying to prevent fans approaching him in the street and taking photos. He remains happy to do that, as he always has."
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Target Refuses to Sell Beyonce Knowles' New Album


December 17, 2013 10:36:45 GMT


Beyonce Knowles' newly-released self-titled album won't be available in Target. The retailer giant opts not to sell the CD after the R&B singer decided to release it exclusively online first.

"At Target we focus on offering our guests a wide assortment of physical CDs, and when a new album is available digitally before it is available physically, it impacts demand and sales projections," Target spokesperson Erica Julkowski tells Billboard.
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Kelly Rowland Confirms Engagement, Says She Was Proposed on Skype

December 17, 2013 10:15:05 GMT


Kelly Rowland finally broke silence on her engagement report. The former Destiny's Child star confirmed during a recent visit to "The Queen Latifah Show" that she was engaged to her manager/beau Tim Witherspoon. "He put a ring on it," she said.

"He asked me first on Skype," she recalled, "and I was like, 'We're so far away from each other.' " She added, "It was so late, I remember we were both just kinda like, honestly, just staring at each other. And he asked me, and it was just that simple to say yes."
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Charlie Sheen Slams Denise Richards Over Holiday Plan, Chops Up Their Wedding Souvenir

December 17, 2013 09:25:28 GMT


Charlie Sheen apparently is angry after he allegedly was left out of ex-wife Denise Richards and their children's holiday plan. According to TMZ, the "Twisted" actress told her ex-husband this weekend that he was not allowed to join her and daughters Sam and Lola for a family Christmas trip. Sources said that Richards did not reveal the reason.

Sheen later took to Twitter to vent his frustration. He wrote on Sunday, December 15, "More like a feeble 'K'. The lie is over. I'm done being treated like a relative with a one-way ticket. c #DuhNeese."
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Paul Walker's Death Certificate Is Released as Family Pays Special Tribute in Santa Barbara

December 17, 2013 09:18:00 GMT


Officials have released Paul Walker's death certificate. As revealed by the L.A. County Coroner earlier this month, "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries" is officially listed as the cause of death.

The actor's friend Roger Rodas, who drove the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT which hit a light pole and tree before it was engulfed in flames, died from "multiple traumatic injuries." According to the doc, both men died quickly as the time interval between the impact and their deaths was "rapid."
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Video: Katy Perry Suffers Technical Difficulties at NRJ Awards

December 17, 2013 09:12:56 GMT


Katy Perry had an embarrassing night when performing at NRJ Awards in Cannes, France, over the weekend. The 29-year-old singer was caught lip-syncing her hit single "Roar" in front of thousands people who watched the show.

From the moment she appeared onstage, Perry was visually out of sync with the track and background screens. However, she continued it until the host of the show interrupted her mid-song to cut down the music.
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Beyonce Releases Fun Music Video for 'XO'

December 17, 2013 08:53:34 GMT


Beyonce Knowles has just officially released the music video for new single called "XO" on her Vevo channel. The clip was filmed at Coney Island in New York back in August by director Terry Richardson.

The video shows Beyonce enjoying her time at the amusement park. Wearing a white top and a pair of blue jeans, the diva looks happy as she drives a bumper car and rides the Cyclone roller coaster. She's also seen interacting with fans and leading thousands of people to form "X" and "O" letters with their arms.
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Shia LaBeouf Apologizes for Ripping Off Daniel Clowes for His New Short Film

December 17, 2013 08:51:59 GMT


Shia LaBeouf owns up to his mistake. Shortly after news spreads like wildfire that his new short film "HowardCantour.com" is a carbon copy of Daniel Clowes' comic "Justin M. Damiano", the "Charlie Countryman" actor takes to his Twitter to issue a public apology.

"Copying isn't particularly creative work. Being inspired by someone else's idea to produce something new and different IS creative work," he began. "In my excitement and naivete as an amateur filmmaker, I got lost in the creative process and neglected to follow proper accreditation."
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Kim Kardashian Shares New Photo of Smiling North West

December 17, 2013 08:34:50 GMT


Just like any other mothers, Kim Kardashian cannot help showing off her adorable daughter to the world. The reality star shared another photo of her daughter with fiance Kanye West on Instagram on Monday, December 16. In the photo, her 5-month-old baby girl North West can be seen smiling while playing with her white blanket. "SMILE," Kim captioned the photo.

Earlier this month, the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star also shared a photo of her precious daughter with artist Jeff Koons during Art Basel show in Miami. "Art lessons! Jeff Koons & Nori #ArtBasel," she captioned it. The photo shows the baby, who goes by Nori, sitting in her car seat.
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'New Girl' Finds Jess' Sister in 'ER' Alumna Linda Cardellini

December 17, 2013 08:30:51 GMT


Linda Cardellini has landed another bad-girl role. The actress, best known for her playing Lindsay Weir on "Freaks and Geeks" and Samantha Taggart on "ER", is set to guest star as Jess' sister on "New Girl".

The role is said to be a recurring one and she will make her debut appearance in a February episode. Jamie Lee Curtis will also reprise her role as Jess' mother in the said outing.
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Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel to Be Inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

December 17, 2013 08:13:57 GMT


The inductees of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2014 have been announced. Bands Nirvana and Kiss as well as singer Peter Gabriel are all going to be inducted at a ceremony held on April 10, 2014.

In order to be eligible for induction, artists need to have released their first single or album 25 years ago. Nirvana, whose first single "Love Buzz" arrived in 1988, was accepted in its first year of eligibility and the band's surviving members will receive the award 20 years after frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide at 27.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Slammed by PETA Over 'Wolf of Wall Street' Chimp Scene


December 17, 2013 08:01:32 GMT


Leonardo DiCaprio is under scrutiny by PETA. The animal rights organization criticizes him for appearing with a chimpanzee in "The Wolf of Wall Street", saying "that chimpanzees are abused and taken from their mothers at an early age before being forced into Hollywood."

In Martin Scorsese's biographical black comedy, DiCaprio drags a chimpanzee named Chance through an office party. According to PETA, the animal was provided by the Rosaire family allegedly "notorious for operating a traveling circus that forces chimpanzees to perform cruel and unnatural acts."
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jay Leno to Be Inducted Into TV Hall of Fame

December 17, 2013 07:53:26 GMT


The Television Academy's Hall of Fame Selection Committee has revealed six people who will be inducted into the 23rd Hall of Fame. Announced by Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum, the inductees include four-time Emmy Award-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and late night legend Jay Leno.

The two, along with FOX Broadcasting Company founder Rupert Murdoch, prolific writer-producer David E. Kelley, iconic ABC Network executive Brandon Stoddard, and the late sound pioneer and innovator Ray Dolby, will be honored at the induction ceremony that will take place at the Beverly Wilshire (A Four Seasons Hotel) on March 11, 2014.
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Michael Jackson's Children Open Up About the Late Singer in New Documentary

December 17, 2013 07:38:15 GMT


Michael Jackson's three children speak candidly about their late father in a newly-released documentary, "Remembering Michael". In excerpts of the documentary obtained by ABC's "Good Morning America", Prince Jackson, Paris Jackson and Prince Michael II or Blanket reveal some intimate details which have never been shared to public.

Paris, who was filmed a few weeks before she attempted to commit suicide earlier this year, says in the video, "He promised he would teach me how to moonwalk but never got around to it." The girl also talks about her life with her two brothers. "We didn't know a lot of kids our own age. We never left the ranch that often."
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Robin Thicke Parties With Showgirls in 'Feel Good' Music Video

December 17, 2013 07:21:12 GMT


Robin Thicke has released the music video for his "Feel Good". In the three-and-a-half-minute clip, the R&B singer is featured singing the retro tune while playing his golden piano onstage against a sunset backdrop.

He's later surrounded by several showgirls who perform an energetic dance. In other scenes, Thicke is being joined by the ladies to play a roulette and pour glitter from a champagne bottle.
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Harrowing Trailer for 'Lizzie Borden Took an Ax' Starring Christina Ricci

December 17, 2013 07:16:34 GMT


Lifetime has unleashed the first trailer for "Lizzie Borden Took an Ax", which is based on a true story of the 1892 axe murders of Andrew Jackson Borden and his second wife, Abby Durfee Gray Borden. Christina Ricci gets the spotlight in the promo video featuring the case's popular skipping-rope rhyme as she takes on the title role.

The former "Pan Am" star channels a cold-blooded murderer in the trailer as well as the TV movie. Her character is accused of the brutal murder with a hatchet-type weapon of her father and stepmother.
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Shia LaBeouf Accused of Plagiarism Over His New Short Film

December 17, 2013 06:41:48 GMT


Shia LaBeouf lands in hot water after releasing his new short film "HowardCantour.com". The "Nymphomaniac" actor is accused of being a copycat for allegedly ripping off Daniel Clowes' comic "Justin M. Damiano" without crediting the "Ghost World" artist.

Premiering at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, the film takes a dig at online film critics and stars Jim Gaffigan as the titular character. It was released online on Monday, December 16 but has since become password-protected after the plagiarism allegation arose.
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Miley Cyrus on Liam Hemsworth Split: 'I Was So Scared of Ever Being Alone'

December 17, 2013 06:27:04 GMT


Miley Cyrus talks about her broken engagement from Liam Hemsworth in an interview for upcoming ABC News special "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013". Speaking to Barbara Walters, the "Wrecking Ball" singer admits that her relationship with the star of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" moved too fast.

"I was so scared of ever being alone, and I think, conquering that fear, this year, was actually bigger than any other transition that I had, this entire year," Miley tells Barbara, as quoted by ABC News. "I don't ever want to have to need someone again, where you feel like, without them, you can't be yourself."
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Video: Justin Timberlake Stops Concert to Let Fan Propose to Girlfriend

December 17, 2013 06:23:19 GMT


Justin Timberlake gave two fans an unforgettable night when bringing his "The 20/20 Experience" tour to Louisville, Kentucky on Sunday, December 15. The pop superstar helped a man named Josh to propose to his girlfriend Kim in front of thousands who packed the KFC Yum! Center.

After performing "That Girl", Timberlake stopped his concert and chatted with Josh. He asked the lucky man to introduce his girlfriend. "Josh and Kim, why don't you make your way up here?" the singer said before the couple walked onto the stage.
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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Teaser: 'I Need to Speak to Caesar'

December 17, 2013 06:02:07 GMT


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"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" has just got a very brief teaser. Only ten seconds long, the video doesn't give much. It shows a splattering rain in a dense forest as someone shouts, "I need to speak to Caesar." The sci-fi pic is slated for U.S. release on June 11, 2014, and its trailer is expected to debut Wednesday, December 18.

In the "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" sequel, a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.
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'The Voice' Season 5 Final Performances Recap: Top 3 Make One Last Bid

December 17, 2013 05:12:24 GMT


One day away from finding out the winner of "The Voice" season 5, the three finalists took the stage on Monday, December 16 to perform in a bid to gain viewers' votes. In this first part of the two-day finale, Tessanne Chin, Will Champlin and Jacquie Lee performed three times: an encore of their blind auditions, a duet with their coach and another solo.

Frontrunner Tessanne kicked off the show with Pink's "Try" which made all four coaches turn their chairs during the blind auditions. Her coach Adam Levine said, "Everything you do just draws me in," while Cee-Lo Green called her a fan-favorite.
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The Rock Beats Robert Downey Jr. as Forbes' 2013 Highest-Grossing Actor

December 17, 2013 05:06:00 GMT


Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is named 2013's highest grossing actor at the worldwide box office by Forbes. He wins the top spot with $1.3 billion after going neck and neck with "Iron Man" actor Robert Downey Jr. who settles at the runner-up place with $1.2 billion.

The list doesn't reflect the paycheck these actors get, but rather how much money the movies they starred in earned in total. Downey Jr. falls short of taking the No. 1 position because he only has one movie release "Iron Man 3" which is a huge success this summer.
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Khloe Kardashian and Matt Kemp Are Not Dating Despite Rumors

December 17, 2013 04:52:22 GMT


Contrary to rumors, Khloe Kardashian is not dating Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, a source claims. According to the source, the alleged couple is actually longtime friends and the reality star is still dealing with her failed marriage to Lamar Odom.

"They are just friends and have been for a long time," the source explains to PEOPLE. "Khloe is absolutely heartbroken right now [over Lamar] and dating someone is the last thing she's thinking about." Another source close to the reality star adds, "It could be heading [romantic] in the future, but Khloe wasn't spending time with him when she was still with Lamar. She absolutely wasn't. People need to remember that she and Lamar haven't lived together since June."
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Beyonce Sets New iTunes Sales Record With Self-Titled Album

December 17, 2013 04:40:32 GMT


Despite being released with no promotion, Beyonce Knowles' self-titled new album "Beyonce" managed to become the fastest-selling album in iTunes history. Apple reported that the set sold 828,773 around the world in its first three days, including 617,213 in the United States.

"Beyonce" also broke iTunes' first week album sales record in the country. The record was previously set by Taylor Swift, when her latest studio effort "Red" moved 465,000 copies in its first seven days after being released on October 28, 2012.
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Netflix Nabs 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff, Confirms It Will Be a Prequel

December 17, 2013 04:16:59 GMT


Netflix has snatched the international rights for "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul". Under the deal, the new AMC series will become available on the Internet streaming media after it finishes its first season run on the cable channel.

Netflix announced the deal via a press release on December 16, which also confirmed that the show would be a prequel. According to the statement, " 'Better Call Saul' tells the story of mall-based super lawyer Saul Goodman in the years before he became Walter White's attorney. From parking tickets to mass murder, from slip-and-fall to bond fraud, Saul handles it all."
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Chris Brown's Probation Revoked Due to October Arrest

December 17, 2013 04:11:44 GMT


A judge has revoked Chris Brown's probation following his arrest in October. The singer, who is under felony probation for assault on Rihanna in 2009, will not go to jail because he shows positive progress during his court-ordered rehab.

"The clinical and medical team have witnessed very positive change in Mr. Brown since his psychotropic medications have been changed and he has been taken off medical marijuana. His ability to emotionally regulate himself has improved markedly," the program's director told the court on Monday, December 16, as quoted by CNN.
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Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill Go to College in '22 Jump Street' Trailer

December 17, 2013 04:10:17 GMT


The first official sneak peek video for "22 Jump Street" has arrived in the form of a red-band trailer. A dose of age-restricted scenes from getting high in frat parties to dropping F-words and making rude gestures are displayed as officers Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) are seen going undercover in college.

After their successful mission in high school in the first movie "21 Jump Street", Jenko and Schmidt are off to a local college to crack a crime ring within a fraternity. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Confirms He's on Board Sandman Movie

December 17, 2013 03:51:49 GMT


Joseph Gordon-Levitt has officially signed up for a Sandman movie. The actor himself has confirmed his involvement in the project, tweeting on Monday, December 16, "Ladies and gentlemen, I'm incredibly honored to be working with David Goyer, Warner Bros, and @neilhimself on SANDMAN. #Prelude."

Gordon-Levitt didn't detail his role in the movie, but earlier reports said that he was in talks to star in, direct and produce the adaptation of the Neil Gaiman comic book classic. Goyer has written the treatment and will supervise the writing, but no scribe is hired yet.
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Lorde Announces North American Tour Dates

December 17, 2013 03:31:29 GMT


Lorde is set to bring her tour to North American countries next year. The 16-date trek will kick off at Austin Music Hall in Austin, Texas on March 3 and wrap up at Fox Theater in Oakland, California on March 26.

The New Zealand-born singer/songwriter's upcoming tour will include two shows at New York's Roseland Ballroom on March 11-12. She will also visit Boston's Orpheum Theater before taking the stage at Toronto's Sound Academy on March 15.
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'12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle' Lead 2014 Critics' Choice Award Nominations With 13 Nods

December 17, 2013 03:27:34 GMT


The Broadcast Film Critics Association has announced nominees for the upcoming 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. Historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and crime drama comedy "American Hustle" dominate the pack with thirteen nominations each.

They are vying for Best Picture alongside "Captain Phillips", "Dallas Buyers Club", "Gravity", "Her", "Inside Llewyn Davis", "Nebraska", "Saving Mr. Banks", and "The Wolf of Wall Street". Both movies are pitted against each other again in Best Ensemble which includes other nominees such as "August: Osage County", "Lee Daniels' The Butler", "Nebraska", and "The Wolf of Wall Street".
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Dylan Sprouse on His Naked Photos: 'I Don't Think What I Did Was Wrong'

December 17, 2013 03:10:36 GMT


Dylan Sprouse is proud of his fit body. After two of his naked photos leaked online, the former star of "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" took to Twitter and Tumblr to comment on the situation. Instead of denying the photos, Dylan admitted that he just wanted to show off his toned body, but he trusted a wrong person.

"Whoops, guess I'm not 14 and fat anymore," he tweeted on December 16. "I messed up... but I'd be a fool not to own up to it. Got to move past it I suppose," he added in another post. His identical twin brother Cole Sprouse joked, "Cold in that bathroom huh?" Dylan wrote back shortly after, "Love you too."
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HBO Debuts First Footage of 'Game of Thrones' Season 4

December 17, 2013 02:58:15 GMT


HBO gives a sneak peek at what it has to offer in 2014 while looking back at its 2013 programs in a newly-released "Yearender" promo. Perhaps the most interesting one is a first look at "Game of Thrones" season 4, which hasn't got any official trailer yet.

New footage from the upcoming season of the medieval series emerges in the second half of the video. Though short, it manages to give a look at Tyrion in shackles while being led up the throne room, and Joffrey looking pensive at what is possibly his wedding. Sansa, meanwhile, is not in King's Landing anymore.
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Singer Ray Price Dies at 87

December 17, 2013 02:21:04 GMT


Country legend Ray Price, who is popular for his hits such as "I Won't Mention It Again", "Soft Rain" and "You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me", has passed away. Bill Mack, who has been acting as the family's spokesperson in recent days, announced that Price died on Monday, December 16 at his home in Mount Pleasant, Texas. He was 87.

Reuters additionally quoted a statement from a funeral home which confirmed the singer's passing. "Ray Price, legendary country music artist, passed away Monday, December 16, 2013, at his home in Mount Pleasant, Texas," read a statement from the Restland Funeral Home in Dallas.
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Eminem and Rihanna Defeat 'The Monster' in New Music Video

December 17, 2013 02:12:05 GMT


After being teased with photos and a preview, the music video for Eminem's "The Monster" has finally arrived in full. Rihanna, who's featured in the track, also makes an appearance in the five-minute clip as a sexy therapist.

Rocking a black bob, RiRi observes the Detroit rapper as he watches some dark parts of his life being played on the screen. Eminem also looks back at some moments in his career, including his performance with Elton John.
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'Homeland' Boss on Season 4 After the Big Death: The Show Will Undergo 'a Serious Reboot'

December 17, 2013 01:53:49 GMT


Following the big twist in the season 3 finale, "Homeland" showrunner Alex Gansa has talked to various media outlets to explain the decision [SPOILER ALERT!] to kill off Brody and how it will affect the direction of season 4. The character played by Damian Lewis avoided the dark fate in season 1 and 2, but Gansa believes that it's the right time to kill Brody as he says, "There was a sense, at least among the writers, that the story had really come to an end."

He explains, "The big idea was that Brody had started to view himself as a cockroach, as someone who is un-killable and who brought misery wherever he went. And once that dawned on Brody - and once he realized the idea of redemption was a bankrupt idea - one thing led to another."
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Ashley Judd Accuses Sister Wynonna of Spying on Her

December 17, 2013 00:08:50 GMT


Ashley Judd filed a police report against her own half-sister, singer Wynonna Judd, last month in their home state of Tennessee. The "Come Early Morning" actress accused Wynonna of spying on her by placing a tracking device on her car.

According to the report obtained by ABC News, a mechanic found a wireless GPS tracking device in Ashley's Mini Cooper. An unnamed female was driving the vehicle at that time, and Ashley could prove that she "had custody" of the driver. Ashley "believes the device was placed there by Wynonna."
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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Star Jamie Dornan Is New Dad

December 16, 2013 23:46:37 GMT


"Fifty Shades of Grey" star Jamie Dornan is new daddy and he can't be more "thrilled". A report from Us Weekly has emerged that the 31-year-old actor's wife Amelia Warner gave birth to their first child, a boy. Other details were not immediately available.

Dornan and his actress wife, who were married in April this year, confirmed the pregnancy in June. While he is filming the highly-anticipated "Fifty Shades" in Vancouver, the family of three will reside in a rented home near the movie set.
 
 
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