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December 31, 2013

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The 10 Hottest New Music Acts of 2013

December 31, 2013 09:36:48 GMT


2013 was probably one of the best years in music industry. The competition among musicians got tougher by days as new artists joined the fold and made the game more interesting. Showing off their talents, they're challenging the success of their seniors. With the year over and a new one just about to begin, AceShowbiz picks 10 hottest new acts of 2013 that fans hope will shine even brighter in the coming years.

Those who make it to this list are not necessarily new faces in the business. Taken for examples, Ariana Grande and Ylvis were earlier known for their TV shows before working on their music. Ed Sheeran was already a well-known musician in the U.K. before reaching higher success in the U.S. this year. Mike Will Made It spent years producing hits for other musicians before releasing his own project. If they stay on the right track, it's not impossible that these entertainers will transform into bigger stars in the future.
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Kaleidoscope 2013: Important Events in Entertainment (Part 4/4)

December 31, 2013 09:15:02 GMT


AceShowbiz rounds out its annual Kaleidoscope in this fourth and final part. In October good news came from Kelly Clarkson who married Brandon Blackstock in an intimate ceremony, as well as from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West who got engaged. A casting change in "Fifty Shades of Grey" also received a fair share of attention.

Meanwhile, Hollywood and movie lovers were once again left devastated by a tragic death when Paul Walker died in a fiery car crash, just a few days after Thanksgiving. Nearing the end of the year, reality TV series wrapped up the competition by crowing the winner of the season, while Beyonce Knowles gave a big surprise to her fans by secretly releasing her fifth album on iTunes.
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Most Anticipated Movie Sequels of 2014

December 31, 2013 09:07:01 GMT


Sequels are made, most of the time, out of the success of the first one, although in some cases producers are confident enough to announce a franchise before the first one hit theaters. Come 2014, lots of them are a year apart from their previous installment, an idea that both moviegoers and producers favor because eagerness, interest, adrenalin and memory are still there. "The Hobbit" and "The Hunger Games" franchises, which became 2012 and 2013's most anticipated sequels, are back for their third consecutive year with "Games" splitting the ending for 2015 conclusion.

Two of the titles listed below came long overdue but loyal fans are always there. "300" and "Sin City" are like classics now that they debuted almost a decade ago. Fans have been nothing but patient to see more of short-handed army warriors and crime committed in black and white. Meanwhile, superhero and fantasy movies are still the annual creme de la creme of Hollywood movies. The appearance of "The Muppets" sequel in our annual list is to make it even for family audience.
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Top 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Stories of 2013

December 31, 2013 08:57:02 GMT


Showbiz is never in a shortage of juicy stories and 2013 is no exception. As we closed out another year and begin a new one, AceShowbiz takes a look back at some of the most important events in the past twelve months in its annual "Top 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Stories" article.

From tragic deaths to love scandals, all of these stories made hearts skip a beat when people first read the news. Among our top ten picks of the headline-grabbing issues are Angelina Jolie's bold move to have double mastectomy and Paris Jackson's suicide attempt.
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Ani DiFranco Cancels Retreat at Former Slave Plantation

December 31, 2013 08:45:11 GMT


Ani DiFranco planned to host "Righteous Retreat", a four-night event for exchanging ideas and making music, at the Nottoway Plantation and Resort in White Castle, Louisiana. However, the singer has canceled the retreat after several people voiced outrage over the location of the event.

Nottoway Plantation and Resort once housed hundreds of slaves under brutal conditions. A Change.org petition organized with a view to canceling the retreat quickly gathered 2,500 signatures.
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'General Hospital' Star Teresa Castillo Expecting a Baby Girl

December 31, 2013 08:31:29 GMT


Teresa Castillo and her husband Shane Aaron are going to be parents for the first time. The actress who plays Sabrina Santiago on "General Hospital" and her husband are expecting a baby girl, the happy couple tells PEOPLE. The baby's due date is May 24.

"It feels wonderful. This is the most joyous time of my life. It feels great to finally be able to share it with the world," she gushes. Castillo also recalls the moment she found out that she got pregnant. "He knew I was taking a test and realized the outcome when he heard my screams from the bathroom," she says jokingly.
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One Direction Cancels Paraguay Show Due to Logistical Difficulties


December 31, 2013 08:28:00 GMT


One Direction is scheduled to perform at the Jockey Club venue in Asuncion, Paraguay, on April 29, 2014 as part of their massive world tour. The show has now been axed due to "logistical complications," according to concert promoters.

Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne haven't issued a formal statement about the cancellation. However, the concert venue is offering fans refunds on their tickets.
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Fox News Channel Lands TV Interview With 'Duck Dynasty' Family Members

December 31, 2013 08:17:18 GMT


Fox News Channel has landed a coveted interview with members of the Robertson family. In "All-American New Year" special, Bill Hemmer and Elisabeth Hasselbeck will sit down with Phil Robertson's son and daughter-in-law Willie Robertson and Korie Robertson for a Q&A.

This will be the first interview since Phil was reinstated for the filming of "Duck Dynasty" by A&E. Phil made controversial comments about homosexuality during an interview with GQ that he was briefly suspended by the network. Members of the family patriarch have previously talked about the suspension on Twitter and in a letter posted on the Duck Commander website but never on screen.
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Courtney Love Hints That Hole May Reunite in 2014

December 31, 2013 08:00:21 GMT


Rock band Hole may reunite next year. Frontwoman Courtney Love recently took to Twitter to share a photo of her posing with the band's founding guitarist, Eric Erlandson. "And this just happened," she captioned the snap.

"2014 is going to be a very interesting year," she added. The rocker also tagged former bassist Melissa Auf der Mar and music manager Peter Mensch, whose company represented Hole in the past.
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Ariana Grande Opens Up About Her First Date With Nathan Sykes

December 31, 2013 07:49:36 GMT


Ariana Grande talks about her first date with Nathan Sykes, online haters and music in a February issue of Cosmopolitan. Gracing the cover in a black outfit, the "Baby I" songstress reveals in an interview for the spread that she watched DVD on her first date with the member of The Wanted.

"We were going back to his hotel to watch a movie, and he had Laduree macarons and sunflowers waiting - I love Parisian baked goods, and sunflowers are my favorite flower. He had taken the DVD player out of the bedroom and into the living room, because he said he didn't want to take me into the bedroom on the first date," she says.
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Chloe Moretz to Receive Big Bucks for 'If I Stay'

December 31, 2013 07:28:54 GMT


Chloe Moretz is paving her way to become the highest-paid actress. The 16-year-old is paid a seven figures salary to star in the upcoming drama "If I Stay", in which she plays her first on-screen, grown-up role.

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, producers are asking the court's permission to hire the actress because she is a minor. It is stated that she will receive $500,000 as the base salary and is entitled to 15 percent of the film's profits. There's a guarantee though that she will still receive an additional $1 million should the movie flops in the box office or shows no profit.
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'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Midseason Premiere Clip: Skye Betrayed

December 31, 2013 07:21:19 GMT


On January 7, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will return for its mid-season premiere titled "The Magical Place", which refers to a place Agent Coulson calls Tahiti. A clip from the episode shows Skye's attempt to find Coulson using her hacking skill but she receives resistance from Victoria Hand and a betrayal from Melinda May.

"The Magical Place" could be the episode that explains what happened to Coulson after he was supposedly killed by Loki in "The Avengers". The synopsis says, "Coulson uncovers vital information about the mystery of his death, but, with Centipede out for blood, this knowledge may come at the cost of one of the team."
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Rick Ross Releases 'My Hittas' Music Video Ft. Young Breed

December 31, 2013 07:16:22 GMT


Last week, Rick Ross teamed up with Young Breed to release their remix of YG's hit "My N***a". Now, the two rappers have released a music video for the remix that has been titled "My Hittas".

In the three-minute clip, the boss of Maybach Music Group shows off his Bentley and Cartier. He is also seen eating at a local Wingstop and hanging out with DJ Khaled. Young Breed appears in the clip to deliver his verses.
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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Selling Their Marital House

December 31, 2013 06:53:26 GMT


Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are selling their marital home. According to E! News, the couple who separated two weeks ago has put their $4 million Tarzana house on the private market. There is no more info about the listing. A representative for the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star declined to comment on the report.

After calling it quits earlier this month, Khloe and Lamar reportedly still maintain good relationship. A source close to the couple recently said, "Khloe and Lamar are still speaking on the phone. Not a lot but every so often. They are still working out some logistics and things are friendly between them. They will always have a deep affection for one another."
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Lady GaGa and Christina Aguilera to Release Studio Version of 'Do What U Want'

December 31, 2013 06:37:17 GMT


After ending their feud, Lady GaGa and Christina Aguilera recently appeared together in the fifth season finale of "The Voice" to perform the Mother Monster's single "Do What U Want". The two singers looked perfect together. They're seen holding hands and sharing a toast.

The performance earned rave reviews and now the two pop stars are planning to release the studio version of the track. According to JustJared, the studio version of the singers' collaboration will arrive on the first day of the new year.
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Chelsea Handler Shows Off Bare Butt in Leg Injury Photo

December 31, 2013 06:14:08 GMT


Chelsea Handler hurt her leg when skiing over the weekend. Because of the injury, the TV host is required to wear a cast on her right leg. Handler then took to Twitter to talk about her injured leg and share a revealing photo of herself.

In the photo, Handler can be seen lying down on a bed wearing a white bathrobe. Flashing a smile, Handler shows off the new cast and her leg. "Another day of skiing, and whoopsie. I come home now," she caption the photo. In an expletive-filled conversation with her friend Whitney Cummings, Handler jokingly said of her incident, "I wiped out skiing. You wouldn't know because you can't ski. And, Apparently, neither can I."
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Video: Anna Kendrick and Garth Brooks Perform at Kennedy Center Honors 2013

December 31, 2013 04:48:27 GMT


Anna Kendrick was among performers at the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors which was held earlier this month. At the event which was attended by President Barrack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, the 28-year-old singer performed a tribute to legendary actress Shirley MacLaine.

Looking beautiful in a red dress, Kendrick belted out "It's Not Where You Start, It's Where You Finish" from the Broadway show "Seesaw". Kendrick then entered the stage again with Broadway stars Sutton Foster, Patina Miller, and Karen Olivo to perform "Lord Help Us, We Love Her".
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Waka Flocka Flame's Younger Brother Kayo Redd Dies


December 31, 2013 04:47:57 GMT


Rapper Waka Flocka Flame has just lost a member of his family. His younger brother, an aspiring rapper named Kayo Redd, passed away on Sunday, December 29 in Atlanta. Their mother Deb Antney took to Twitter to confirm the sad news, writing, "I just lost another son." Flame at first only tweeted, "God please bless me," but a few hours later he posted a slideshow of Redd's photo and said, "Ya Big Brother love you Kayo."

The authorities have not released the cause of death. TMZ, however, reports that law enforcement officers found self-inflicted gunshot wound. An autopsy would be conducted on Monday.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Defends 'Wolf of Wall Street' Hedonism

December 31, 2013 04:12:27 GMT


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Leonardo DiCaprio addresses "The Wolf of Wall Street" controversy. While the Martin Scorsese movie sparks award buzzes, it raises concerns that the plot focuses too much on glorifying the hedonistic lifestyle of Jordan Belfort, a real-life convicted stock market manipulator.

In a new interview with Variety, he says, "I hope people understand we're not condoning this behavior, that we're indicting it. The book was a cautionary tale, and if you sit through the film, you'll realize what we're saying about these people and this world, because it's an intoxicating one."
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will.i.am Says He Never Agreed to Perform at New Year's Eve Gig in Brazil

December 31, 2013 03:59:27 GMT


Recent reports suggested that will.i.am had canceled his New Year's Eve appearance in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Black Eyed Peas member has now denied the reports, saying that he never officially signed on to perform at the event.

will.i.am's manager, Polo Molina, said in a statement that the singer was offered to perform at Rio's Copacabana New Year's Eve. "will.i.am and his management [representatives] received an invitation for will.i.am to perform at a New Year's Eve event on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil," Molina wrote.
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Lily Allen Calls People of Showbiz 'Idiots'

December 31, 2013 03:35:16 GMT


Lily Allen couldn't help to express her dislike of the typical people in showbiz. The "Smile" singer said entertainers nowadays are bunch of "botoxed idiots that stank of desperation."

In an interview with U.K.'s Esquire for their February issue, Allen was disappointed with how the show business has changed from what she had imagined. "I feel like when I was growing up and dreaming of being a pop star, it was the days of Britpop when things felt authentic and anarchic, and people were taking drugs and having a lot of fun and having sex with each other and it wasn't fake, it was real," she said.
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Luke Grimes Booted From 'True Blood' Over Creative Differences

December 31, 2013 03:28:57 GMT


"True Blood" has let go one of its cast and will hire another actor for the role. Luke Grimes, who stars as Jessica's vampire lover James in the sixth season, has left the series due to creative differences.

"The role of James is being recast due to the creative direction of the character," a spokesperson for HBO confirmed to Entertainment Weekly. There's a rumor that Grimes was the one who cut the rope because he was unhappy with how his character will be portrayed in the seventh season.
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'Wicked' Sets Broadway Record by Crossing $3M Mark in Single Week

December 31, 2013 03:22:53 GMT


It was a record-breaking holiday week on Broadway. "Wicked", a 10-year-old musical which tells the backstory of the witches in "The Wizard of Oz", becomes the first show to break $3 million barrier in a single week. It grossed an estimated $3.2 million over nine performances for the week ending Sunday, December 29.

"The Book of Mormon" smashed house record at the Eugene O'Neill for the 49th time with a weekly tally of $2.1 million, "Chicago" broke the sales record at the Ambassador Theater with a gross of over $1 million, and 2013's Tony winner "Kinky Boots" shattered the Al Hirschfeld Theatre record by pulling in $2.2 million.
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Prince William to Study Agricultural Management at Cambridge University

December 31, 2013 03:22:13 GMT


Prince William is going back to school. Kensington Palace announced on Monday, December 30 that the father of one would enroll in an agricultural management program at Cambridge University. The 10-week course will start from January until mid-March.

"The course has been designed to help provide the Duke with an understanding of contemporary issues affecting agricultural business and rural communities in the United Kingdom," the Palace said. Prince William will need to attend 18 to 20 hours of lectures, seminars and meetings per week. He is also likely to write essays and take part in field trips.
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Beyonce Slammed for Sampling Challenger Disaster in New Track 'XO'

December 31, 2013 02:49:39 GMT


Former NASA astronauts and their family members are not fans of Beyonce Knowles' new single called "XO". They labeled the diva "insensitive" after she used audio from the space shuttle Challenger explosion in the track off her new self-titled album, "Beyonce".

"Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction," then-NASA public affairs officer Steve Nesbitt said as Challenger exploded 73 second after liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center January 28, 1986. Seven crewmembers aboard were killed in the tragedy.
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Dwyane Wade Reportedly Fathered a Child During a Break From Gabrielle Union

December 31, 2013 02:10:02 GMT


Dwyane Wade reportedly has welcomed a third child with a woman who is not his fiancee, Gabrielle Union. Entertainment Tonight reports that the basketball player fathered the baby boy when he was on a break from the "Bring It On" actress earlier this year.

According to the report, Union was aware of the baby news and they talked about the issue as a couple before the 31-year-old athlete proposed to her. The source also said that Wade has known the mother of his third child "for many years."
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Tim Tebow Lands Job as 'SEC Nation' Analyst

December 31, 2013 01:28:58 GMT


Tim Tebow lands a job in television. ESPN announced on Monday, December 30, that the quarterback has signed a multiyear deal to join ESPN as an analyst for the SEC Network which launches in August.

"I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity," Tebow said in a statement. "When I was six years old I fell in love with the game of football, and while I continue to pursue my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL, this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC."
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First Official Look at Christian Bale as Moses in 'Exodus'

December 31, 2013 01:25:51 GMT


The first official still from "Exodus" has just arrived via Empire magazine. It shows Christian Bale as Moses in his pampered days as an adoptive prince of Egypt. He is seen riding a horse while a number of slaves is pictured doing hard labor in the background.

Directed by Ridley Scott ("Robin Hood", "Prometheus"), the biblical drama is a retelling of the story of Moses, from his near death as an infant to his adoption into the Egyptian royal family, his defiance of the Pharaoh, and deliverance of the Hebrews from enslavement.
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A and E Faces New 'Duck Dynasty' Controversy Over Phil Robertson's Past Comment


December 30, 2013 23:53:15 GMT


A&E's decision to reinstate Phil Robertson in the filming of "Duck Dynasty" may have come too soon. There is a new controversy surrounding the hit show that could put the network in the hot water once again.

A video made four years ago has surfaced, showing Robertson giving advice on what kind of women are worth the wedding ring and him suggesting teenage girls. He said in the video that surfaced on YouTube, "Make sure that she can cook a meal. You need to eat some meals that she cooks, check that out."
 
 
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