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December 20, 2013

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Clint Eastwood Refuses to Pay Spousal Support for Dina

December 20, 2013 14:40:06 GMT


Clint Eastwood's divorce from ex-wife Dina has turned ugly, according to a new court document. He has filed a response to Dina's divorce papers, saying he refused to pay spousal support and asked her to pay for her own legal fees.

Dina filed for divorce in Monterey County Superior Court in Carmel, California back in October. She cited "irreconcilable differences", sought full physical and joint legal custody of their minor daughter, 16-year-old Morgan, and asked for spousal support and attorney fees to be paid by her estranged husband.
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Ariana Grande Seemingly Confirmed Split From Nathan Sykes

December 20, 2013 14:14:23 GMT


Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes were still seen cuddling like lovebirds at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in November, but things are different now. The 20-year-old Nickelodeon star hinted in a radio interview that they are no longer together.

A Florida radio station host asked her on Wednesday, December 18 about her British boyfriend. She replied, "You're a little behind," and quickly added, "We're really good friends". According to E! Online, a synopsis of the interview has been removed from 93.3 FLZ website while Twitter alerts announcing the breakup have also been taken down.
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Paul Walker's Legacy Kept Alive in 'Hours' Soundtrack Music Video

December 20, 2013 13:44:55 GMT


Paul Walker's memory is kept alive in a music video for his last movie, "Hours", soundtrack, "All I Feel Is You". Singer/actress Natalia Safran premiered a music video for the song as an ode to the actor who died November 30 in a car crash.

Inserted in the clip are scenes focusing on Walker as a father trying to keep his newborn baby alive in a New Orleans hospital during Hurricane Katrina. At the end of the video, Safran encouraged fans to donate to Walker's first responder organization Reach Out WorldWide. Proceeds from the song will also go to the charity.
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Figure Skater Brian Boitano Comes Out as Gay

December 20, 2013 09:09:10 GMT


Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano said on Thursday, December 19 that he's gay. The figure skater made the announcement two days after he was named to the official U.S. delegation to the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

"I am many things: a son, a brother, and uncle, a friend, an athlete, a cook, an author, and being gay is just one part of who I am," he said in a statement. "First and foremost I am an American athlete and I am proud to live in a country that encourages diversity, openness and tolerance. As an athlete, I hope we can remain focused on the Olympic spirit which celebrates achievement in sport by peoples of all nations."
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Video: Drake Enlists Meek Mill and Big Sean to Close Out His North American Tour

December 20, 2013 09:06:38 GMT


Drake wrapped up the North American leg of his "Would You Like a Tour?" tour at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night, December 18. The Toronto MC made sure fans were having a happy ending as he invited two special guests to perform with him at the show.

Meek Mill was the first guest to hit the stage. The Philadelphia native joined the "Started from the Bottom" rapper and performed his singles, "Dreams and Nightmares (Intro)" and "Levels". Drake then praised Mill before he exited the stage.
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Arcade Fire Announced as Headliner at Glastonbury Festival

December 20, 2013 08:47:07 GMT


Arcade Fire has revealed that they will headline the 2014 Glastonbury festival. The rockers took to Twitter on Thursday, December 19 to make the announcement, posting the list of shows they're scheduled to play in June next year.

The band's Glastonbury gig will happen on June 27, 2014. Win Butler and his bandmates will also play shows at Rock In Roma on June 23, Villa Franca Di Verona on June 24, and Dublin's Marlay Park on June 29.
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'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' Author Paul Torday Dies at 67

December 20, 2013 08:42:45 GMT


Paul Torday, who had a surprise success with his debut novel "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen", has passed away. His publisher Weidenfeld and Nicolson announces that the British author died Wednesday, December 18 at his home in Northumberland. The cause of death is not revealed but Daily Mail reports that the writer had been suffering from cancer since the age of 61.

Kirsty Dunseath, Publishing Director at Weidenfeld and Nicolson Fiction, remembers the 67-year-old writer, "In many ways Paul Torday invented his own genre - his extraordinary fiction was filled with warmth and a wry, humane wit. He was a gentle observer of the foibles of human nature and our social behaviour."
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Kellan Lutz Denies Dating Miley Cyrus

December 20, 2013 08:31:03 GMT


Kellan Lutz says he is not dating Miley Cyrus. After the two stars were seen getting off the same private jet in Miami, the "Twilight" star laughed off the dating speculation as he gave some autographs to fans at LAX.

"You guys are stupid," he said with a smile on December 18. In a video obtained by X17Online, the Emmett depicter also can be seen saying, "No, I'm happily single. I am very focused on work." Kellan is followed by fans as he makes his way through the terminal.
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Mike Posner Releases 'Top of the World' Music Video Ft. Big Sean

December 20, 2013 08:01:40 GMT


Mike Posner and Big Sean have released the music video for their single "Top of the World". Directed by Jon Jon Augustavo, the four-minute clip opens with Posner flying back to his hometown of Detroit.

He's then joined by longtime friend Sean when hitting some places in the Motor City. Along with some friends, the duo is seen standing at the 50-yard line at Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, and having fun while wearing jerseys from some of the city's sports teams.
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'Community' Gets Into Holiday Spirit in Animated Short

December 20, 2013 07:44:27 GMT


There won't be a "Community" Christmas-themed episode this year since the show won't return until early next year, but the show does celebrate the annual holiday. NBC has just released an animated short titled "Miracle on Jeff's Street" that features the gang's reunion during the holidays.

In the short, Jeff is home alone before Dean, dressing as Santa Claus, breaks through the window on a sleigh pulled by Chang. Dean brings the other members of the Greendale gang, including Britta, Abed, Shirley, Annie and Troy, but it turns out to be just a dream that is shared together by Dean and Chang.
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Robin Wright Reportedly Engaged to Ben Foster


December 20, 2013 07:41:02 GMT


Robin Wright Penn, who previously was married to Sean Penn, reportedly is ready to walk down the aisle again. According to Life & Style, the "House of Cards" star is engaged to her boyfriend Ben Foster who is 14 years her junior. "She's been talking all about her upcoming wedding and how excited she is for it," a source said.

The 47-year-old actress met Foster for the first time on the set of "Rampart" in 2011. The two have been romantically linked since 2012. Wright and Penn finalized divorce in 2010. The couple has two children together, a 20-year-old son Hopper and a 22-year-old daughter Dylan.
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Mariah Carey Slammed by Human Rights Group for Performing in Angola

December 20, 2013 07:17:32 GMT


The Human Rights Foundation is not happy with Mariah Carey's recent performance in Angola. The diva reportedly received $1 million performing for the family of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the "corrupt" president of the country.

Carey played a two-hour concert at an event held by the Angolan Red Cross. The event was sponsored by Unitel, a mobile phone company owned by Dos Santos' daughter Isabel who is also the president of the Angolan Red Cross.
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'MasterChef Junior' Gets Season 2 Order

December 20, 2013 07:01:09 GMT


"MasterChef Junior" will return for a sophomore run. FOX announced on Thursday, December 19 that it renewed the reality cooking competition series for a second season following its solid first season.

" 'MasterChef Junior' is one of the few shows on television that the entire family can truly enjoy together," said FOX Chairman Kevin Reilly when announcing the renewal. "I can't wait to see what Gordon, Joe, Graham and the next round of rambunctious, ridiculously talented junior chefs cook up in season 2."
News > Movie News

J.K. Rowling to Produce 'Harry Potter' Stage Musical

December 20, 2013 06:57:24 GMT


After eight successful Hollywood blockbuster movies, Harry Potter is now heading to the stage. According to The Daily Mail, the book's author J.K. Rowling will serve as a co-producer, while Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender will shepherd the upcoming West End play.

Warner Bros. which released the film adaptations is expected to be involved in the project, just like the studio did with the Sam Mendes musical version of Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" which premiered at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane this May.
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Video: Lea Michele Performs 'Cannonball' on 'The X Factor' Finale

December 20, 2013 06:43:41 GMT


Lea Michele appeared on "The X Factor (US)" finale on Thursday, December 19 to perform her brand new single called "Cannonball". The 27-year-old singer looked gorgeous in a black jacket and a pair of leather pants.

The "Glee" star wowed the crowd with both her look and her voice. She was joined by several backing vocalists on the stage as she belted out the powerful ballad about leaving the past and starting anew.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Marie Osmond Welcomes Grandson

December 20, 2013 06:38:49 GMT


Marie Osmond is now a grandmother. The 54-year-old star took to Twitter on Wednesday, December 18 to announce the good news. "Hey everyone .....I just became a GRANDMA!!!!!!!!" she wrote in an excited-sounding tweet. "It's a boy!" she added.

The singer/actress revealed during an appearance on "The Talk" in June that her son Stephen and his wife Claire would welcome their first child together. Stopping by the show, Osmond jokingly told the audience that she was pregnant. When welcomed with loud cheers, she exclaimed, "No, no, no! But my daughter-in-law is!"
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Video: Demi Lovato Looks Furious Over Drinking Joke at 'The X Factor' Finale

December 20, 2013 05:56:11 GMT


Demi Lovato was not impressed by the drinking joke featured on "The X Factor (US)" finale. She appeared to drop an angry F-bomb when short clips of her drinking a supposedly mysterious substance during the show were displayed on the screen.

The judge who mentored the young girl group seemed to curse, "That's f***ed up," as the green beverage was jokingly revealed as "annoying juice." The joke apparently fell flat on the ex-Disney star because of her past struggles with drugs and dinking.
News > Movie News

Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman Narrate 'Transcendence' Teasers

December 20, 2013 05:11:27 GMT


"Transcendence", a sci-fi thriller executive produced by Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas, has released two teasers. One has Johnny Depp giving an elaborate description on the concept of transcendence, and the other features a narration delivered by Morgan Freeman.

"For 130,000 years, our capacity for reason has remained unchanged," Depp says. "The combined intellect of the neuroscientists, engineers, mathematicians, pales in comparison to even the most basic A.I. Once online a sentient machine will quickly overcome the limits of biology."
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Prince William Called Kate Middleton 'Babykins' When Dating, Hacked Voicemails Reveal

December 20, 2013 05:02:13 GMT


Private voicemails from Prince William to Kate Middleton in which he called her "baby" or "babykins" have been revealed during a phone-hacking trial. The messages, which were made when they were still dating, were read during a trial at London's Old Bailey court on Thursday, December 19.

"My head's all right. I've just picked up your message. Oh, my little babykins! I hope you are all right. I just tried ringing you but I do not think you would pick it up because it is 5.35 A.M. in the morning so it is probably not a very good time to ring you. I hope you are all right," Prince William said in a message.
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'Duck Dynasty' Family Hints the Show Won't Continue Without Phil Robertson

December 20, 2013 04:54:09 GMT


"Duck Dynasty" stars stand by Phil Robertson amid criticisms directed at him following his anti-gay comments. After A&E suspended the family patriarch, the Robertson clan has released a statement to show their support for him and hint that they may not continue filming the reality series without Phil.

"We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E's decision," the statement begins. "We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word."
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Marvel Confirms Paul Rudd's 'Ant-Man' Casting

December 20, 2013 04:41:57 GMT


It's official, Paul Rudd is the male lead in "Ant-Man". In a press release confirming the long-rumored casting, Marvel says Rudd is the actor that they "had long ago identified as its first choice" to take on the lead role in the upcoming big-screen take on Dr. Hank Pym superhero tale.

"When Edgar Wright came to us with the idea of Paul Rudd, we felt a huge sense of relief because the first step in creating any Marvel Studios film is finding the right star," producer Kevin Feige says. "We knew early on that we had found the right person in Paul."
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Selena Gomez Scraps Australian Tour to 'Spend Some Time' on Herself

December 20, 2013 04:36:37 GMT


Selena Gomez has canceled the Australian leg of her "Stars Dance" tour. In a statement released on Thursday, December 19, the 21-year-old singer explained that she made the decision because she wanted to have more time for herself.

"My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them," she wrote. "But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be."
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Justin Bieber's Grandmother Tells Him to 'Pick Up His Pants'

December 20, 2013 04:09:24 GMT


Justin Bieber's grandmother Diane Dale apparently is not a fan of his style. "He should pick up his pants," she told E! News during the premiere of "Justin Bieber's Believe" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on Wednesday, December 18. The singer's grandfather Bruce Dale, however, had different opinion. "I like it. I like it," he said.

In addition to supporting the singer for his documentary movie premiere, Bieber's grandparents defended the singer against critics who suggested he needed rehab following his headline-making antics this year. "There are so many lies going around. A little bit is true but most of it is lies. It's terrible," his grandmother said, as quoted by Sky News.
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'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Hiccup Meets His Mother

December 20, 2013 04:08:56 GMT


Hiccup's long-lost mother is introduced in the first trailer for "How to Train Your Dragon 2". She is the mysterious dragon rider he meets in a secret ice cave during his exploration of new lands after he flew away from his island of Berk.

The film takes place five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and Vikings. While the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races, the now-inseparable buddies journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds.
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First Promo for 'The Voice' Season 6 Teases Shakira and Usher's Return

December 20, 2013 04:05:49 GMT


"The Voice" has only recently concluded its fifth season, but already it's promoting its upcoming sixth season. The first promo for the next cycle of the singing competition has landed online, giving a look at Shakira and Usher who return on the coach seats along with Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

It seems that they soon feel comfortable around one another despite the fact that Shakira and Usher were absent last season. They engage in friendly banter as they try to woo an aspiring singer that they would like to join their respective team.
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Tyga and Justin Bieber Stop Time in 'Wait for a Minute' Music Video

December 20, 2013 03:42:28 GMT


Tyga has debuted the music video for his collaboration with Justin Bieber, "Wait for a Minute". Inspired by movie "The Matrix", the clip features the rapper and the pop star stopping time and running away from their female fans and paparazzi who chase them through a huge building.

The stars then pick two ladies and take them as they try to find their way out of the place. The video wraps up with Tyga, Bieber and their respective girls coming out of the building, getting on a luxurious car and leaving while some fans and paparazzi still try to chase them.
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Ellen DeGeneres Leads Flashmob in 2014 Oscars Promo

December 20, 2013 03:30:29 GMT


Ellen DeGeneres suits up and takes over the town in the first promo for the upcoming 86th Annual Academy Awards. She invades the street with a large group of 250 tux-clad dancers, showing off her moves and lip-syncing Fitz and the Tantrums's new single "The Walker".

The video is directed by Paul Feig, the "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat" helmer who was recently admitted as an Academy member. The flashmob is choreographed by Stephen "tWitch" Boss, the former "So You Think You Can Dance" finalist who later landed a role in "Step Up" movie franchise.
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'The X Factor (US)' Season 3 Announces Winner in Star-Studded Finale


December 20, 2013 03:25:06 GMT


"The X Factor (US)" wrapped up its third season on Thursday, December 19 with a star-studded show. As three finalists Alex and Sierra, Jeff Gutt and Carlito Olivero were awaiting the final results, the likes of One Direction, Mary J. Blige, Lea Michele, Leona Lewis and Pitbull took turn to entertain the crowd with musical performances.

Halfway through the show, Mario Lopez announced that Carlito was eliminated, meaning that it's now down to Alex & Sierra and Jeff who would be the new winner of the competition. "I'm blessed, bro. I'm happy," Carlito said of finishing third. "I'm in third place, I cannot be mad!"
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Video: One Direction Sends 'Some Love' to Colorado Shooting Victim

December 20, 2013 03:03:24 GMT


The boys of One Direction have sent a get-well-soon video message to a 17-year-old student Claire Davis who is a victim of a shooting incident in Colorado. Davis, who is a fan of the group, was shot by a fellow senior student at Arapahoe High School and is in coma.

The 13-second video shows Liam Payne delivering the message with other members standing around him. "Hi, Claire. We've heard you were a big fan and we just wanted to show you some love," he says. "What's happened to you is absolutely terrible, something we can't bear thinking about, so we just wanted to share some love with you. All our prayers are with you and your family. Hope you get well soon. Lots of love." Louis Tomlinson later blows a kiss to the camera.
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'The Expendables 3' Teaser Trailer Introduces the New Pack

December 20, 2013 02:56:29 GMT


The new lineup of "The Expendables 3" is introduced in a teaser trailer. Sylvester Stallone's Barney Ross and his old crew line up for duty along with his younger generation of mercenaries. All are dressed in their combat gears.

In the upcoming film, Ross will face off a frenemy, Mel Gibson's Conrad Stonebanks. Ross was forced to kill Stonebanks, a co-founder of the original Expendables, after he became a ruthless arms trader. But Stonebanks survived and has now made it his mission to destroy The Expendables.
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Daft Punk, Imagine Dragons and More Confirmed to Perform at 2014 Grammy Awards

December 20, 2013 02:44:09 GMT


Several A-list musicians have been added to the line-up of performers at the 56th Grammy Awards. Daft Punk, Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar are among those who will take the stage at the event set to be held at Los Angeles' Staples Center on January 26, 2014.

In addition to performing, French duo Daft Punk is up for multiple awards. They will battle against other artists in categories that include Record of the Year for Pharrell Williams-assisted "Get Lucky" and the coveted Album of the Year for "Random Access Memories".
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Katie Couric's Syndicated Talk Show Officially Canceled


December 20, 2013 02:43:45 GMT


Katie Couric's syndicated talk show, "Katie", has been canceled after two seasons. The veteran journalist and Disney/ABC jointly announced the cancellation on Thursday, December 19, claiming that it was a mutual decision.

"We've mutually agreed that there will not be a third season of the show," the two parties said in a statement. "We're very proud of everyone's contributions to making Katie the #1 new syndicated talk show of 2012-2013, and we look forward to the rest of the season." Production on the show will continue until June 2014.
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'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and 'X2' Writers Hired for 'Apocalypse'

December 20, 2013 02:20:21 GMT


The screenwriting team for "X-Men: Apocalypse" has been assembled. Simon Kinberg who wrote the screenplay for the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is rehired to team up with Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris who scripted 2003's "X-Men 2" for Bryan Singer.

The director announced the news on Twitter by posting a picture of him sitting down with the trio for what looked like a brainstorming meeting. "Late night #XMen #Apocalypse story session. #SimonKinberg @DanimalHarris @Mike_Dougherty It's snowing in Egypt!" so he wrote.
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Farrah Fawcett Portrait Belongs to Ryan O'Neal, Jury Says

December 20, 2013 02:09:40 GMT


A jury decided on Thursday, December 19 that actor Ryan O'Neal could keep a portrait of his late longtime lover Farrah Fawcett painted by famed artist Andy Warhol with him. The University of Texas sued O'Neal in 2011 over the portrait which they claimed was bequeathed to the school by the star prior to her death.

The jury, however, ruled 9 to 3 in O'Neal's favor at the Wednesday session at Los Angeles Superior Court. According to the Associated Press, O'Neal was not present when the verdict was delivered, but his two children were in the court. Patrick O'Neal spoke to his father and he said his father "was very happy."
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PETA Demands 'Duck Dynasty' Cancellation, Fans Defend Phil Robertson


December 20, 2013 01:55:15 GMT


Having condemned "Duck Dynasty" for popularizing hunting, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) bashes the show again now that it lands in hot water due to Phil Robertson's anti-gay comments. The organization has weighed in on the latest controversy, calling for A&E to cancel the reality series.

"PETA wants A&E to do more than suspend one of the characters on 'Duck Dynasty' for damning gays," PETA says in a statement. "We call on the channel to challenge the entire crew of duck slayers to ignore Sarah Palin's self-serving slap on the back for spewing hate speech and deny that they are as anti-gay as they are anti-animal."
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Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton Seek Revenge in 'The Other Woman' Trailer

December 20, 2013 01:35:35 GMT


The first trailer for "The Other Woman (2014)" has just arrived, showing three beautiful women ganging up on a player. Cameron Diaz the lawyer, Leslie Mann the wife and Kate Upton "the boobs" band together to plot mutual revenge on Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, their cheating, lying man.

"We got played by the same guy," Diaz's character says when proposing an alliance to Mann's. They become best friends after a booze-filled night out. And as soon as they get the third woman on their side, Diaz wickedly says, "We know how to do it just as shady as he does."
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'How I Met Your Mother' Series Finale Date Revealed

December 20, 2013 00:15:00 GMT


CBS announced on Thursday, December 19 the ending date of its long-running series "How I Met Your Mother". The sitcom will wrap up this spring on Monday, March 31 with a special one-hour final episode.

The series finale will help launch a preview episode of James Van Der Beek's "Friends with Better Lives" at 9/8c. The new series will then move to its regular slot on Mondays at 8:30/7:30c beginning April 7. "2 Broke Girls" will occupy its new time slot on Mondays at 8/7c on April 14.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Adele Receives MBE Honor From Prince Charles

December 19, 2013 23:54:12 GMT


Adele received royal honor from Prince Charles for her "services to music". The "Chasing Pavement" singer was presented with an MBE medal by the royal prince at Buckingham palace on Thursday, December 19.

"It was an honor to be recognized and a very proud moment to be awarded alongside such wonderful and inspirational people," Adele said in a statement after the ceremony, as quoted by People. "Very posh indeed."
 
 
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