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January 07, 2014

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Justin Bieber's Manager Scooter Braun Engaged to Girlfriend

January 07, 2014 14:57:39 GMT


Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun is engaged to girlfriend Yael Cohen. Though Braun has not publicly acknowledged the engagement, the couple has been giving hints on their social site accounts.

Braun tweeted on Monday, January 6, "Loving 2014. Luckiest guy in the world :) and "A great night" a day prior. Meanwhile, Cohen posted a red neon sign of the word "Yes" on Instagram. The most definite confirmation came from a tweet by Braun's other artist Carly Rae Jepsen. "Huge congrats to @scooterbraun and @yael on their engagement! I am so happy for you both! #truelove #yay," Jepsen wrote.
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Glimpses of Kaley Cuoco's Wedding Shared in Behind-the-Scene Video

January 07, 2014 14:12:12 GMT


A sneak peek into Kaley Cuoco's wedding to tennis pro Ryan Sweeting was shared in a behind the scene video. The "The Big Bang Theory" star's make-up artist and friend Jamie Greenberg posted on YouTube a tutorial makeup for Cuoco's wedding day.

"Two of the best in the whole world!" Cuoco gushed over Greenberg and hairstylist Faye Woods before screaming "I'm getting married!" In the video, the actress also shared that her now-husband only wanted her hair beautiful down as a wedding gift and so she let it loose with curls.
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Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David Reunite for a 'Gigantic' Project

January 07, 2014 13:45:35 GMT


The "Seinfeld" team is back. Jerry Seinfeld revealed during a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" Q&A on Monday, January 6 that he and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Larry David are working together on a new project but won't continue with the details.

While promoting his new web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee", Seinfeld got asked about the most mundane thing they ever obsessed over. He replied, "We never obsess over anything that isn't mundane. Most recent was intentional mumbling. We wrote this script for this thing that you will eventually see but I can't reveal what it is at this time. All I can do is tell you is that it's big, huge, gigantic. Even bigger than that Amazon package."
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Hong Kong Movie Mogul Run Run Shaw Dies at 107

January 07, 2014 09:14:36 GMT


Hong Kong movie producer Run Run Shaw who pioneered Kung Fu genre in the 60s and 70s has passed away. The Associated Press reports that the movie mogul passed away on Tuesday, January 7 at local time Hong Kong. He was 107. Cause of death was not mentioned by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), which he helped found in 1967.

Shaw was born on November 23, 1907, in Ningbo, south of Shanghai. His father was a textile merchant. Shaw then joined his brothers Runje and Runme in the entertainment business in 1920. By mid-1930s, the brothers owned more than 100 theaters in places such as Singapore and Malaysia. In 1960s, he became a movie mogul in Asia.
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Common Releases New Single 'War'

January 07, 2014 08:55:49 GMT


Shortly after announcing his album, "Nobody Smiling", Common released the first track off the forthcoming record. In the song entitled "War", the Chicago rapper describes the rough socioeconomic and cultural issues in his hometown.

"To all the killas and the hundred dolla billas/ Real hittas who ain't got no feelings," raps Common over the marching beat. At the end of the track, Common can be heard talking about the concept of his tenth solo studio effort.
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Dane DeHaan and Lupita Nyong'o Vie for BAFTA Rising Star Award

January 07, 2014 08:45:06 GMT


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has unveiled the nominations for this year's Rising Star award. Dane DeHaan, Lupita Nyong'o, Lea Seydoux, Will Poulter and George MacKay are the five young actors put in contention for the title.

Selecting the nominees were director Kirk Jones, actress Gemma Arterton (a former Rising Star nominee), producer Pete Czernin and U.K. movie critic Mark Kermode. The winner, which is based on public vote, will be announced during the EE British Academy Film Awards on February 16.
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Lorde Confirmed to Perform at 2014 Grammy Awards

January 07, 2014 08:44:01 GMT


Lorde has been added to the line-up of performers at the upcoming Grammy Awards. The New Zealand-born songstress, who also took the stage at the Grammy nominations concert in December, is set to hit the stage at the big event in music industry on January 26.

In addition to performing, Lorde is nominated for four awards. She will fight against other musicians in categories Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her breakthrough single "Royals". Meanwhile, her debut album "Pure Heroine" is up for Best Pop Vocal Album.
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'Burn Notice' Star Seth Peterson Slapped With Divorce Papers

January 07, 2014 08:25:09 GMT


Seth Peterson has been hit with divorce papers. His wife of 12 years Kylee Cochran-Peterson filed for divorce in L.A., citing irreconcilable differences as the reason of separation. According to the documents obtained by E! News, Peterson's wife who is currently 7-month pregnant with their third child said that the actor "left the marriage" on September 20 to live with a 22-year-old woman.

The expecting mother is seeking full legal and physical custody of their children, saying that the "Burn Notice" actor had a "history of drug use and multiple vehicle accidents." She also asked the court to arrange a supervised visitation schedule for the 43-year-old actor. She asked that the children would not stay overnight with their father and he would not be allowed to drive around with the kids.
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Foxes Premieres Colorful 'Let Go for Tonight' Music Video

January 07, 2014 08:06:02 GMT


Foxes has debuted the music video for her new single, "Let Go for Tonight". Directed by Marc Klasfeld, the fun clip opens with the British singer and her friends gathering to have a dinner party on an all-white set.

Foxes then begins throwing colorful objects at her friends, who later also throw food and paint at one another. Soon, the scene turns into a mess. At the end of the clip, Foxes gets out of the white room and continues the party outdoors.
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Promo: Seth Meyers Gives a Tour of His 'Late Night' Studio

January 07, 2014 08:03:55 GMT


After debuting the first promo for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", NBC is promoting its new edition of "Late Night" show. New host Seth Meyers enlists the help of his "Saturday Night Live" cast mates in the first ad.

The 30-second spot follows the "SNL" head writer as he shows how close his new job to his old one, with Kenan Thompson shouting that he's taking Meyers' dressing room. The new studio is only 30 feet away from the "SNL" studio.
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Robin Roberts Says She Is Happy and Healthy, Shares Photo of Girlfriend

January 07, 2014 07:47:22 GMT


Robin Roberts (II) talked about her girlfriend Amber Laign in an episode of "Good Morning America" and shared a photo of her and other family members while on air. In the Monday, January 6 episode, Roberts showed a photo of her and Laign which was taken during the wedding of Roberts' niece.

Roberts explained the photo, saying, "Next to me is my girlfriend, Amber, and my sister-in-law, Cynthia, and my brother, Butch. And it was a glorious, glorious time that weekend." Her co-anchor George Stephanopoulos replied, "You all look so happy there. And Robin, it was no surprise to any of us, but in your end of the year post, you did tell everyone about Amber and about your relationship, and ... I hope that was a good experience for you."
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Allan Loeb Tapped to Write Disney's 'Bob: The Musical'

January 07, 2014 07:24:40 GMT


Disney's long-gestating "Bob: The Musical" gets a new writer. Allan Loeb, whose writing credits include "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps", "Just Go with It" and "Rock of Ages", is tapped to pen the screenplay for new film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the musical comedy has been in the works since 2004. It will center on a thirtysomething guy named Bob who hates musicals and wakes up to find his entire life has become one.
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Lucy Hale Debuts Country Single 'You Sound Good to Me'

January 07, 2014 07:22:23 GMT


"Pretty Little Liars" actress Lucy Hale has released her debut country single, "You Sound Good to Me". The mid-tempo track is nice and simple with catchy chorus. The 24-year-old star can be heard singing about the joy of falling in love over the sounds of guitar and drum.

"It's like Amen from the back of the choir/ Sweet hum of freedom underneath the tires/ Kick back sittin' by a cracklin' fire/ Strumming them guitar strings/ And like an old song on the radio that you grew up to and everybody knows/ Rushin' of the water when the river rolls/ Windin' wild and free/ Baby you sound good to me," she coos.
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NBC Orders Craig Robinson's Sitcom, ABC Family Picks Up Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth's Comedy

January 07, 2014 07:03:45 GMT


Craig Robinson is returning to NBC after "The Office" wrapped up last summer. The network has given a six-episode series order to "Mr. Robinson", which will be headlined by the Darryl Philbin of the canceled mockumentary.

The revamped single-camera comedy, which has been in development at the Peacock for more than a year, follows a musician who gets a job as a music teacher at a middle school. "While teaching the kids everything from rock to the blues, he simultaneously learns how to put the school's rules to the test," so NBC describes the character.
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Troian Bellisario Reveals Past Self-Harming Tendency

January 07, 2014 06:44:16 GMT


Troian Bellisario talks about self-harming issues, happiness and beauty with Seventeen for its February issue. In an interview for the spread, the actress who plays Spencer Hastings on popular ABC series "Pretty Little Liars" says that she had self-harming tendency when she was younger.

"I started self-harming when I was a junior. I would withhold food or withhold going out with my friends, based on how well I did that day in school," she reveals. "I didn't know what was right and what was wrong, so I think I created this bizarre system of checks and balances to create order in my world. But it really backfired."
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Tyga and Kanye West Pictured Working in Studio Together

January 07, 2014 06:17:39 GMT


Tyga is apparently cooking up something good with Kanye West. On Monday, January 6, the 24-year-old rapper tweeted a black-and-white photo of him working in a studio with West. "Raww x Yeezus," he captioned the pic.

The photo has now been deleted, presumably because West wants to keep the collaboration a secret. Luckily, Rap-Up has taken a screenshot of the snap. There's still no information about what the two rappers are working on or whom the project belongs to.
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Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott Reportedly Leading Separate Lives

January 07, 2014 05:58:43 GMT


Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott are said leading separate lives. According to a report on E! News, McDermott is rarely seen in the couple's new house and has not been there for a few days since he was reported having a one-night stand with a woman named Emily Goodhand.

"They recently moved to a new house together, but since the cheating scandal, Dean hasn't been seen at the house very much. Right now he hasn't been there in several days," the source claims. The source adds that although Spelling is having a hard time, she tries to act normally around her four children. "She's acting as normal as she can and sticking to the same consistent routine. She definitely doesn't want her kids to be affected by what's going on," the source explains.
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'Downton Abbey' Season 4 Premiere Sets New Ratings Record

January 07, 2014 05:01:33 GMT


"Downton Abbey" continues outperforming itself, maintaining its title as the most-watched drama series on PBS. On Sunday, January 5, the U.S. premiere of the show's fourth season posted a record-breaking audience of 10.2 million, up 22% from last season's premiere (7.9 million viewers).

"As this captivating drama continues, our audiences have been eagerly awaiting this new season to see what's next for these beloved characters," says PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger. "I'm so pleased that millions of viewers have returned to 'Downton Abbey' on their local PBS stations for what has become a post-holiday tradition."
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School Experiment Turns Deadly in 'After the Dark' New Trailer

January 07, 2014 04:39:47 GMT


A new trailer for apocalypse movie "After the Dark" has arrived for viewing pleasure. It sees a philosophy teacher at an international school in Jakarta challenging his class of twenty graduating students to a final thought experiment.

Faced with an impending nuclear apocalypse, they must determine which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race. The decision quickly becomes deadly as each in the group turns against each other in a desperate fight for survival that blurs the lines between theory and reality.
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Video: Jay-Z Invites 12-Year-Old Fan to Rap Onstage During Greensboro Concert

January 07, 2014 04:32:59 GMT


Jay-Z made a boy's dream come true when he brought his "Magna Carter" tour to Greensboro, North Carolina over the weekend. The rapper invited a 12-year-old boy to come on the stage and let him rap his verses in front of the crowd that packed the stadium.

The lucky kid named Justin got the opportunity after Jay-Z spotted him in the crowd holding up a sign that read, "Can I rap for you?" Jay-Z then asked Justin to join him and handed him the mic. The boy was visibly nervous before he rapped "Clique".
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Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus, and Justin Bieber Make It Onto Forbes' List of 30 Under 30

January 07, 2014 04:17:39 GMT


Forbes has released its 30 Under 30 for 2014 list, compiling "the brightest stars" under the age of 30 who are "reinventing the world right now." Some popular names included in the list are Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber.

By the age of 23, Lawrence has received a Best Actress trophy from the Academy Awards for her performance in "Silver Linings Playbook". She additionally was named one of highest-earning actresses in Hollywood, reportedly earning $10 million from "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire". She next can be seen in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" which will hit U.S. theaters on May 23.
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'The Bachelor' Season 18 Premiere: Juan Pablo Eliminates 9 Ladies on First Night

January 07, 2014 04:08:38 GMT


Juan Pablo Galavis has officially kicked off his search for "the one" on "The Bachelor" season 18 premiere. The two-hour episode airing January 6 saw the former Venezuelan soccer player meeting the 27 ladies for the first time, but at the end of the night only 18 remained on the show.

As teased before, there were some awkward first encounters, with nurse Nikki bringing a stethoscope to let him listen to her heart beat, and "ocean person" Lucy going barefoot. There were also tears as Lauren H. cried a lot when revealing her heartbreaking experience of her being left by her last boyfriend.
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Apple's Virtual Assistant Siri Disses Spike Jonze's 'Her'

January 07, 2014 03:47:28 GMT


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Spike Jonze's "Her" which revolves around a male loner who falls in love with his virtual assistant may have got praises from numerous film critics, but it fails to impress the real Siri. The Apple advanced artificial intelligence throws some serious shade when asked her comment on the sci-fi romance.

"She gives artificial intelligence a bad name," a very opinionated Siri says of Samantha, the AI voiced by Scarlett Johansson in the movie. When asked about Theodore Twombly, the male character portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, Siri stiffly declines to comment, "I'd rather not say."
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Shakira Confirms Duet With Rihanna, 'Can't Remember to Forget You'

January 07, 2014 03:30:19 GMT


Shakira has teamed up with Rihanna for a new track entitled "Can't Remember to Forget You". The Latina pop singer took to her Facebook page on Monday, January 6 to make the announcement and reveal the new song's release date.

"You guys ready? Jan 13 is almost here!" the singer wrote. "Can't Remember to Forget You" is the first single from Shakira's upcoming album which is scheduled to be released sometime this year on RCA/Sony Latin Iberia.
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Emma Roberts Sports Diamond Ring Amidst Engagement Rumor to Evan Peters

January 07, 2014 03:28:13 GMT


Emma Roberts is engaged to actor boyfriend Evan Peters, Extra has learned. The actor who plays Quicksilver in the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past" reportedly popped the question to his "American Horror Story: Coven" co-star over the holidays in New York City.

There is no official word from both to confirm the engagement, but the niece of Julia Roberts fuels the betrothal report when she's spotted wearing a diamond ring on her left hand. She was seen with her beau in New Orleans this past weekend after celebrating New Year in London.
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New 'House of Cards' Season 2 Trailer: Frank Is 'One Heartbeat Away From the Presidency'

January 07, 2014 03:18:14 GMT


Netflix has released a new epic trailer for "House of Cards" season 2. As Frank Underwood takes the oath of office of the vice president, he says to the camera, "One heartbeat away from the presidency and not a single vote cast in my name. Democracy is so overrated."

Planning to start the new chapter with a clean slate, he apparently won't easily run away from his dirty dealings. Doug Stamper says that he "can't have this conspiracy stuff going mainstream," while Zoe Barnes is suspicious that Frank had something to do with Peter Russo's murder.
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Edgar Wright Teases Two Protagonists for 'Ant-Man' Movie

January 07, 2014 03:02:38 GMT


Edgar Wright sent "Ant-Man" fans into frenzy on Monday, January 6. The director dropped a hint that could be a clue on what to expect from the upcoming film adaptation. In a post titled "Homework", he uploaded a picture from animated series "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes".

The screencap taken from episode called "To Steal an Ant-Man" features hands reaching toward the "Ant-Man" helmet. Based on "Marvel Premiere #47", the outing follows the future Ant-Man, Scott Lang, stealing original Ant-Man equipment from inventor Hank Pym and using it to commit crimes.
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Will Smith Pays Tribute to James Avery on Facebook

January 07, 2014 02:56:11 GMT


A week after James Avery's passing, his co-star on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" Will Smith broke silence on Avery's death. The star of "The Pursuit of Happyness" took to Facebook on Sunday, January 5 to pay tribute to Avery and share a photo of him and Avery which was taken the last time they were together.

"Some of my greatest lessons in acting, living and being a respectable human being came through James Avery. Every young man needs an Uncle Phil. Rest in Peace," Smith wrote. In addition to Smith and Avery, other "Fresh Prince" cast members Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons and Alfonso Ribeiro make appearance in the snap. "This photo was the last time we were together," Smith wrote. According to Huffington Post, it was taken at a luncheon for Parsons' charity Sweet Blackberry in 2011.
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John Legend Set to Perform at Governors Ball

January 07, 2014 02:26:02 GMT


John Legend has been announced as a performer at the Governors Ball a.k.a. post-Oscars party. The event will be held on Sunday, March 2 in the Ray Dolby Ballroom on the top level of the Hollywood & Highland Center.

"John Legend is one of the industry's most innovative and talented artists," said Jeffrey Kurland, costume design branch governor and chair of the Governors Ball. "We're thrilled he will be joining us to celebrate this year's achievements in film, and for what promises to be a most memorable evening."
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Jennifer Lawrence, Robert Downey Jr. and Mila Kunis Among Golden Globe Presenters

January 07, 2014 02:14:45 GMT


The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announces the first set of presenters for the upcoming Golden Globe Awards. "American Hustle" actress Jennifer Lawrence, "Iron Man" hunk Robert Downey Jr. and "Jupiter Ascending" beauty Mila Kunis are among the stars to present awards at the event.

They are joined by Julie Bowen, Laura Dern, Jimmy Fallon, Colin Farrell, Uma Thurman, Reese Witherspoon and Kevin Bacon. Serving as Miss Golden Globe to assist in handing out the trophies to the winners is Bacon's daughter with actress Kyra Sedgwick, Sosie Bacon.
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Michael Bay Says 'Live Shows Aren't My Thing' After Stage Meltdown

January 07, 2014 02:07:01 GMT


Michael Bay just had an embarrassing experience at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The "Transformers" director took the stage at Samsung's press event on Monday, January 6 to introduce its new 105-inch ultra high-definition TV, but he fled after he suffered technical glitches during the presentation and apparently was unable to ad-lib.

At that time, Bay told the audience that as a director he dreamed for a living. The teleprompter then had problems and the director said, "Ahh, the type is all off, sorry. But I'll just wing this... we'll wing it right now." The situation became awkward after the device still did not work properly. Bay quit the stage abruptly, saying, "Excuse me, I'm sorry. I'm sorry," leaving Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics America Joe Stinziano to finish the presentation.
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Eva Longoria Is White Hot on the Cover of Maxim's Woman of the Year Issue

January 07, 2014 02:03:15 GMT


It's only a few days into 2014, but Maxim has already set their eyes on Eva Longoria as their Woman of the Year. In the magazine's January/February issue due on newsstand January 17, the former "Desperate Housewives" actress is sizzling as she strikes sexy poses in various skimpy outfits and gives her best come-hither look.

"It's especially awesome after how long it's been since my first cover," the 38-year-old brunette beauty tells the magazine. "I've had a beautiful relationship with Maxim over all these years." She first appeared on Maxim's cover in 2006, and became the first and only woman to win twice on the mag's annual Hot 100 list.
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'Saturday Night Live' Adds Sasheer Zamata as New Black Female Cast Member

January 07, 2014 01:57:25 GMT


"Saturday Night Live" has hired African-American woman Sasheer Zamata as a new cast member. She will make her debut in the January 18 episode, which will feature Drake as host and musical guest.

The 27-year-old, who graduated from the University of Virginia in 2008 and has worked with the New York Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe, joined "SNL" auditions late last year. She was among 12 comediennes who received callbacks and were invited to test on the "SNL" stage on December 16.
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Steven Spielberg and Javier Bardem Eying Dalton Trumbo's Nearly 50-Year-Old Script

January 07, 2014 01:11:44 GMT


"Montezuma", a screenplay written by blacklisted scribe Dalton Trumbo, finally sees the light of the day almost 50 years after it was in limbo. Now under development at DreamWorks, the project could have Steven Spielberg as a director and Javier Bardem as the lead actor as the two have expressed their interests to be involved in it.

The long-delayed script revolves around the conflict between Aztec's emperor Montezuma and Spanish explorer Hernan Cortez as the latter led an expedition to Mexico to add to Spain's riches. The planned big-screen adaptation could be renamed "Cortez" since it is expected to be told from the conquistador's point of view.
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Justin Bartha's Bride Is Pregnant With His Child

January 06, 2014 23:53:31 GMT


A wedding is not the only good news coming from Justin Bartha. The "The Hangover" actor's newly-wedded bride Lia Smith is pregnant with his child.

Smith was wearing a loose fitting dress on her January 4 Hawaiian wedding to Bartha. An onlooker told Us Weekly she "had her hand on her stomach most of the time" and "looked like she had a little bump" under her flowy white gown. She also reportedly touched her belly as she walked around during the farewell lunch.
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'Grammy Salute to The Beatles' Presents The Eurythmics, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5 and More

January 06, 2014 23:38:01 GMT


Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart are getting back together for The Beatles. The Recording Academy announced in a press release Monday, January 6 that The Eurythmics will reunite for one night only on "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to The Beatles".

They synth-pop duo will perform a Beatles song in a taped show that also features duets from Alicia Keys and John Legend, John Mayer and Keith Urban as well as a performance by Maroon 5. "What I felt was important was to try and find those artists who not only would be able to interpret Beatles songs, but would also have an ...understanding of what they meant," Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich told the Associated Press.
 
 
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