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January 09, 2014

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Drew Barrymore Joins Lifestyle Site as Editor-at-Large

January 09, 2014 14:51:22 GMT


Drew Barrymore has got herself another job despite having one kid and another on the way. The hard-working actress has been tapped as editor-at-large for women's lifestyle website Refinery29, contributing stories on food, travel, fashion and beauty.

"When Refinery asked me to come on board, I thought, 'How fun'," Barrymore told Women's Wear Daily. "I respect their taste. I trust them. I like 'where to' and 'how to lists' best and just the fun lifestyle direction and they completely have that."
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Vin Diesel Posted Lengthy Video Tribute to Paul Walker

January 09, 2014 14:21:04 GMT


In 18-and-a-half minute, Vin Diesel packed all the good memories of his friend Paul Walker who died in a car crash in November last year. On Tuesday, January 7, Diesel posted a lengthy video on Facebook as a tribute to his "Fast and Furious" co-star.

The video features clips of the actors together over the years. "You have always been so supportive, especially in these past two months... So, I wanted to share something personal that I worked on through the New Year, in honor of my brother Pablo... Paul," Diesel captioned preview of the video which was released a night prior.
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Miley Cyrus Dark and Gloomy in Marc Jacobs New Campaign Ad

January 09, 2014 14:03:41 GMT


The new campaign photos from Marc Jacobs feature a rare sight of Miley Cyrus. The 21-year-old singer appears gloomy and serious as the model of the fashion house in contrast to her wild real life.

The dramatic photos were taken by photographer David Sims. Staring into distance, Cyrus wears a navy jacket with black embellishment, dark red shorts and black sneakers with embroidered white flowers. Joining her in the pic are models Natalie Westling and Esmeralda Seay Reynolds. The singer is also no-smile in another still where she hides her eyes behind sunglasses.
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Martin Freeman Is Beaten Up in First Picture From FX's 'Fargo'

January 09, 2014 09:40:30 GMT


A first look at FX's "Fargo" has been unveiled in the form of pictures. Making their way out via Yahoo! TV, one of the photos features Martin Freeman's Lester Nygaard, who is beaten up and visits a hospital, seemingly to seek medical attention.

Another image features Allison Tolman in police's uniform as she portrays Deputy Molly Solverson, the local crime investigator in the town of Bemidji, Minnesota. She appears to be working although she is seen at what looks like an eatery.
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Video: OneRepublic and Sara Bareilles Perform at 2014 People's Choice Awards

January 09, 2014 09:03:54 GMT


OneRepublic rocked the stage at 2014 People's Choice Awards which was held at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater on Wednesday night, January 8. Ryan Tedder and his bandmates excited the crowd with an energetic live performance of "Counting Stars", which is one of their most popular songs.

OneRepublic, who was nominated for Best Group at the annual awards show, wasn't the only performer at that night's event. Sara Bareilles delivered a special performance of her hit single "Brave". Accompanied by band members who played cellos, electric guitar and drums, Sara played the piano as she belted out the song.
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Ed Sheeran: Taylor Swift Won't Be Featured in My New Album

January 09, 2014 08:52:38 GMT


Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift have been good friends since they worked together for a collaboration single off her "Red" album called "Everything Has Changed". However, Sheeran has confirmed that his good pal won't make a guest appearance in his new album which he announced earlier this week.

In a new interview with U.K.'s Capital FM, the British singer explained why he didn't feature the Grammy Awards-winning country pop superstar in the follow-up to his "+". "I didn't work with Taylor on the album purely for the fact that we've done that already," he said.
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Ke$ha's Mother Denies Reports Daughter Is Treated for Drinking Problem

January 09, 2014 08:45:11 GMT


Ke$ha's mother wants to set the record straight. After the "Tik Tok" singer announced last week that she checked into a rehab to treat eating disorder, many people speculated that she was receiving treatment for alcohol addiction. Speaking to Celebuzz, Ke$ha's mother Pebe Sebert said the reports about her daughter having drinking problems were false.

"That's a total lie. The place she's at is an eating disorder center. When they say 'people close to her' I will tell you I travel with her everywhere, her little brother, her assistant, makeup artist, talk to anyone," she said. "She might have a few drinks here and there. But she doesn't have a drinking problem."
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'American Horror Story' 3.11 Preview: Another Attempted Murder

January 09, 2014 08:30:53 GMT


The witches rivalry isn't over yet on "American Horror Story: Coven". Returning after a winter break, the show featured more deaths in the latest episode aired on January 8. As they're not safe yet, the young students of the Acamedy bond and Cordelia makes a desperate sacrifice to protect the coven.

Meanwhile, the alliance between Fiona and Marie continues as they have a deadly face off with The Corporation. Whether or not they will survive until the end of the season remains to be seen, but a preview for the upcoming outing hints that things do not look good for Marie as she appears to be attacked by someone unseen.
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Added as Presenters at 2014 Golden Globe Awards

January 09, 2014 08:13:45 GMT


A lot more of Hollywood stars on hand to present awards at the upcoming 71st annual Golden Globe Awards are announced by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are the latest addition to the line-up.

The ceremony hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey for two years in a row will take place this coming Sunday, January 12. It marks sixteen years after duo Affleck and Damon first won their Golden Globes in 1998 for co-writing "Good Will Hunting".
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Kanye West's Lawyer Issues Cease-and-Desist Letter to Block 'Coinye' Digital Currency

January 09, 2014 07:59:51 GMT


Kanye West's legal team has issued a cease-and-desist letter against an anonymous group of seven web developers who created a digital currency called "Coinye West". Kim Kardashian's fiance is against the plan after learning that the bitcoin-style currency's name and image feature his likeness.

In a letter dated January 6, West's lawyer cited copyright infringement. "Given Mr. West's wide-ranging entrepreneurial accomplishments, consumers are likely to mistakenly believe that Mr. West is the source of your services," wrote Brad Rose, a partner at Pryor Cashman LLP, as quoted by Wall Street Journal.
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The-Dream Announces Split From Def Jam

January 09, 2014 07:55:59 GMT


The-Dream has decided to part ways with his record label Def Jam. The R&B singer made the announcement on Wednesday, January 8 on his Instagram, posting Def Jam's logo and captioning it, "I will miss this logo. It all started here! Love Everything that I achieved there, EXODUS THE-DREAM #exodusthedream."

The-Dream didn't give further explanation about his departure from the label which also signed the likes of 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Frank Ocean, Pusha T and Rihanna. However, he has expressed excitement to work independently in other Instagram posts.
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Sofia Vergara Likes It Rough in 'Fading Gigolo' New Trailer

January 09, 2014 07:02:20 GMT


A new trailer for John Turturro's comedy "Fading Gigolo" has arrived for viewing pleasure. It shows Woody Allen playing a pimp and Turturro as his gigolo employee. Sofia Vergara, who stars as one of the eager clients, says in one of the scenes, "I like it rough. Sometimes I even like to be the man to strap on my gun."

Fioravante (Turturro) is a florist and friend to Murray (Allen), whose small bookshop is facing closure. To help the business stay afloat, the two men decide to try the world's oldest profession and so they get to work under pseudonyms "Virgil Howard" and "Dan Bongo."
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Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder Joke About Break-Up at People's Choice Awards

January 09, 2014 06:55:34 GMT


Nina Dobrev and her ex-boyfriend Ian Somerhalder cracked a joke about their break-up and on-screen chemistry when they received a trophy at 2014 People's Choice Awards. The stars won in the category of Favorite On-Screen Chemistry for their work on "The Vampire Diaries".

"Wow, this is crazy! Can you believe this is almost five years in the making?" the 35-year-old actor said at the event which took place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday, January 8. "You're right, yeah. But you know what's crazier though Ian? At the beginning of the show, Elena actually hated Damon," Dobrev replied.
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Outkast, Muse and Arcade Fire Announced as Headliners at 2014 Coachella

January 09, 2014 06:48:26 GMT


The full line-up of performers for 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been announced. This year's festival will be headlined by rap duo Outkast, who is reuniting to perform together for the first time in seven years.

Outkast's Andre 3000 and Big Boi are set to hit the stage at the event that will be held in Indio, California on Friday, April 11 and 18. They will be joined by other performers which include Zedd, Ellie Goulding, A$AP Ferg, Broken Bells and HAIM.
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PaleyFest 2014 Line-Up Includes 'Lost' and 'Veronica Mars' Reunions

January 09, 2014 06:44:19 GMT


"Lost" cast will gather at the 31st PaleyFest, almost four years after the show ended its run on ABC. The stars of the popular sci-fi/supernatural series are expected to make appearance during the show's 10th anniversary reunion on Sunday, March 16.

Another reunion will be held for "Veronica Mars" TV show, which movie version has been filmed and will arrive on March 14. The show's cast members will attend the Opening Night Presentation at the annual television festival on March 13, just in time for the film's theatrical release.
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People's Choice Awards 2014: Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry Win Big in Music Field

January 09, 2014 06:08:01 GMT


The full winners list of 2014 Poeple's Choice Awards has been unveiled. Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Demi Lovato were winners who took home multiple awards in various music categories. The "Mirrors" singer won Favorite Male Artist award after edging out Avicii, Blake Shelton, Bruno Mars and Michael Buble.

He also beat competitors like Alicia Keys, Ciara, Rihanna and Robin Thicke in Favorite R&B Artist category. Additionally, Timberlake bagged Favorite Album award for his chart-topping album "The 20/20 Experience".
News > Movie News

People's Choice Awards 2014: Sandra Bullock Leads Full Winner List in Movie

January 09, 2014 06:00:17 GMT


Sandra Bullock won big at this year's People's Choice Awards. The 49-year-old star won in all categories that she was nominated. She bagged Favorite Movie Actress, Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress, Favorite Comedic Movie Actress, and share a win for Favorite Movie duo with her "Gravity" co-star George Clooney.

On top of that, both of Bullock's 2013 films "Gravity" and "The Heat" won Favorite Dramatic Movie and Favorite Comedic Movie respectively. Her pairing with Melissa McCarthy in "The Heat" actually earned the mother of one a double nod in Favorite Movie Duo, but their collaboration was apparently outshined by her chemistry with Clooney in "Gravity".
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Beyonce and Kelly Rowland Join Fans at Karaoke Bar

January 09, 2014 05:47:15 GMT


Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland teamed up to surprise fans at a karaoke bar. The two singers surprisingly visited three lucky fans who were at Sing Sing Karaoke in Miami on Wednesday, January 8. At that time, Beyonce and Kelly heard the three women singing Beyonce's "Party" from another room.

"I was showing Beyonce how to work the remotes and she asked me where the music that was playing [in a separate room] was coming from," the karaoker bar's owner Kellie Pilicer told Us Weekly. "And I said 'Oh don't worry, it wont bother you.' And she said, 'No, I want to see who is singing my song.' "
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People's Choice Awards 2014: 'Walking Dead' and 'Big Bang Theory' Among TV Winners

January 09, 2014 05:31:04 GMT


The full winners of the 2014 edition of People's Choice Awards were announced on Wednesday, January 8 and unlike the other fields, there wasn't a standout in the TV category. While the likes of "The Walking Dead" and "The Big Bang Theory" managed to bag multiple awards, they equally had their fair share of win with two nods each.

The AMC hit zombie-themed series claimed the Favorite Cable TV Drama honor while its actor Andrew Lincoln took home Favorite TV Anti-Hero for his portrayal of Rick Grimes. On the other hand, the CBS popular sitcom was named Favorite Network TV Comedy after its lead actress Kaley Cuoco grabbed the Favorite Comedic TV Actress award.
News > Movie News

Gerard Butler in Talks for 'Point Break' Remake

January 09, 2014 04:50:09 GMT


Gerard Butler is circling "Point Break" remake. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Machine Gun Preacher" star is in final negotiations to play Bodhi, a charismatic surfer previously portrayed by Patrick Swayze in the original movie.

"Invincible" helmer Ericson Core, who is also the cinematographer behind "The Fast and the Furious" and "Daredevil, The Movie", is tapped to sit behind the lens. Kurt Wimmer ("Salt", "Total Recall") wrote the screenplay for the upcoming project.
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Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood to Play the First iHeartRadio Country Festival

January 09, 2014 04:45:57 GMT


Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is readying its inaugural iHeartRadio Country Festival, which will be held in Austin, Texas on March 29. Some big names in country music like Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood have also been announced as performers at the festival.

Bryan and Underwood will be joined by other country superstars like Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Lady Antebellum and Eric Church. Country duo Florida Georgia Line, country heartthrob Hunter Hayes and newcomer Dan+Shay will also take the stage at the event. More performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
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'Saturday Night Live' Hires Two Black Female Writers

January 09, 2014 04:10:43 GMT


After adding Sasheer Zamata to its cast, "Saturday Night Live" has now hired two African-American women as new writers. LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones will join the show's writers on Monday, January 13.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, both Tookes and Jones were among black comediennes who auditioned during showcases recently held in New York and Los Angeles. The auditions were held in response to criticisms due to the lack of black female cast member on the long-running NBC series.
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The Academy to Give Honorary Oscar to Film Lab Employees

January 09, 2014 04:08:54 GMT


For the first time ever in the history of the Scientific and Technical Awards, a large number of individuals, collectively, will be recognized with an Academy Award of Merit. The award is dedicated to "all those who built and operated film laboratories, for over a century of service to the motion picture industry."

Nineteen scientific and technical achievements represented by 52 individual award recipients will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 15, at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Spotted Having Vacation Together

January 09, 2014 04:08:18 GMT


Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are fueling speculations that they are getting back together again. The two pop stars reportedly were seen having a vacation together over the weekend, accompanied by Bieber's father Jeremy. Bieber and Gomez were seen riding Segways in Santa Cruz and vacationing at a beach resort in Aptos.

According to staffers at a campground on San Andreas Road near Sand Dollar Beach, the trio camped at the camping spot on Saturday night, January 4. "We were so very excited. He came Saturday night and left Sunday afternoon. He and his friend (were) riding his Segway through the campground and toward Manresa (State) Beach. It was the best thing ever," Michelle Roaring told KSBW.
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Kat Dahlia Premieres 'The High' Music Video

January 09, 2014 03:47:44 GMT


Kat Dahlia addresses issues about domestic violence against women in the music video for "The High". Shot in Miami by director Garcia, the provocative clip centers on the relationship between the singer and her on-screen partner.

At first, everything looks normal as the couple is seen making out passionately in a bedroom and a lift. However, the seemingly healthy relationship turns abusive after the man physically hurts his lady.
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People's Choice Awards 2014: Sandra Bullock, Justin Timberlake, Ellen DeGeneres Are Early Winners

January 09, 2014 03:29:59 GMT


Sandra Bullock and Justin Timberlake have already bagged multiple prizes at the ongoing People's Choice Awards. Leading the movie nominees with five, the "Gravity" star snatched Favorite Movie Actress which was announced first during the live broadcast.

On stage, she jokingly said that it must seem "like I spend lonely Friday nights voting for myself." The Academy Award winner claimed victories in Comedic Movie Actress and Dramatic Movie Actress as well.
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Lea Michele Previews 'Cannonball' Music Video

January 09, 2014 03:01:29 GMT


Lea Michele has teased the forthcoming music video for her single "Cannonball" with a sneak-peek clip. "Go to my Instagram now to see a special sneak peek clip of my #CannonballMusicVideo!!!!" she alerted her Twitter followers on Wednesday, January 8.

The 15-second preview shows the "Glee" star wearing a black top and a black flowing skirt in an abandoned room with boarded-up windows. "I'll fly, I'll fly, I'll fly like a cannonball," she emotionally belts out the chorus of her song. The full video will arrive on Thursday, January 9 at 07:30 P.M.
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Tupac Shakur Auditioned for Jedi Role in 'Star Wars' Before His Death

January 09, 2014 02:57:20 GMT


It's revealed in a new interview that Tupac Shakur was eying a role in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" before he died. Death Row Records' former Chief Engineer Rick Clifford spilled to 2Pac-Forum that the late rapper auditioned for Jedi.

"It's sad because 'Pac found out that I worked for Brian Austin Green, who was on '90210', then he found out I was in some movies. So we always talked about his film career and stuff," Clifford said. "He was telling me that he was supposed to read for George Lucas and them."
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Kelly Osbourne and Matthew Mosshart End Engagement

January 09, 2014 02:53:50 GMT


Kelly Osbourne and Matthew Mosshart have ended their engagement. A representative for the fashion designer explained in a statement on Wednesday, January 8 that the pair, who announced their engagement in mid-2013, had called it quits.

"Kelly Osbourne and Matthew Mosshart have decided to end their engagement," the representative said. "The split is amicable and the pair continue to have nothing but the utmost respect for one another. Kelly is looking forward to a new year full of fresh beginnings. No further comments will be provided by all parties and we request privacy, decorum and space from the press but don't expect it."
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'Modern Family' Is Having Australia Vacation

January 09, 2014 02:40:40 GMT


"Modern Family" has booked a trip to Australia. The cast of the critically-acclaimed sitcom will travel down under to film the show as the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is taking a vacation overseas.

20th Century Fox Television has partenered with Qantas airlines to fly the stars, including Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara, from Los Angeles to Australia in February for a two-week shoot. Some producers will head to Aussie later this month to scout locations.
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Chris Brown Rejects Plea Deal in Assault Case

January 09, 2014 02:19:47 GMT


Chris Brown and his bodyguard Chris Hollosy made a court appearance on Wednesday, January 8 in Washington D.C. for an assault case which stemmed from an alleged altercation in October. During the court meeting, the prosecutors revealed that they offered plea deals in which Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault, but Brown's team told the court that they rejected it.

"It was rejected because he's not guilty. I've seen everything I need to see in this case, so absent prosecutors turning over video footage of [Brown] doing it, there's little or no chance of any plea deal," Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos told New York Daily News. Geragos additionally said that investigators had not found surveillance video concerning the alleged assault, but the prosecutors said on Wednesday that they found it and would hand it to Brown's team.
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Heidi Klum, Nina Dobrev and Kat Dennings Rock Red Carpet at 2014 People's Choice Awards

January 09, 2014 02:11:26 GMT


People's Choice Awards was kicked off Wednesday night, January 8 in Los Angeles. Heidi Klum was one of the celebrities who stole attention with her revealing gown. The runway beauty flaunted her cleavage in a black plunging Armani dress and pulled back her hair in a neat do. She finished it off with Christian Louboutin shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Nina Dobrev showed off her slim figure in a black figure-hugging high-collar cocktail dress with crystal embellishment by British designer Jenny Packham. "The Vampire Diaries" beauty who's vying for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress arranged her dark tresses in an updo.
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'Frozen' Soundtrack Climbs to Billboard 200's No. 1

January 09, 2014 02:07:45 GMT


The soundrack to Disney's animated movie "Frozen (2013)" has finally claimed the top slot on Billboard 200. Rising from last week's No. 4, the album has sold 165,000 copies and marks the first soundtrack to reign the chart since "Les Miserables" reached No. 1 in January 2013.

"Frozen" also becomes the fourth soundrack of animated film to top Billboard 200. It follows the success of Jack Johnson's "Curious George" in 2006, Disney's "Pocahontas" in 1995 and "The Lion King" in 1994.
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Zoe Saldana to Headline NBC's 'Rosemary's Baby' Miniseries

January 09, 2014 01:48:51 GMT


NBC has found its Rosemary in Zoe Saldana. The Nyota Uhura of "Star Trek Into Darkness" is cast in the lead role of the titular mother for "Rosemary's Baby" miniseries, which the network officially greenlit last December.

On the four-hour miniseries, the "Avatar" beauty will play Rosemary, a wife who moves into an apartment in Paris that has a haunted past with her husband. After getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their neighbors have ulterior motives in mind when her child is born.
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Meryl Streep Calls Walt Disney 'Gender Bigot' at National Board of Review Awards

January 09, 2014 01:11:10 GMT


Meryl Streep gave a different perspective on the portrayal of Walt Disney as a sugarcoated hero in "Saving Mr. Banks" during the National Board of Review Awards Tuesday night, January 7. She ripped the animator when taking the stage to honor Emma Thompson as the winner of Best Actress for her role as Mary Poppins' creator P.L. Travers.

Streep branded Disney anti-Semitic and sexist. She said in front of the A-list crowd, "Disney, who brought joy, arguably, to billions of people, was perhaps, or had some ... racist proclivities. He formed and supported an anti-Semitic industry lobby. And he was certainly, on the evidence of his company's policies, a gender bigot."
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Producer Noah '40' Shebib Cancels Aaliyah Posthumous Album

January 09, 2014 01:01:57 GMT


According to producer Noah "40" Shebib, the posthumous album of Aaliyah he was working on won't see the light of day. The unreleased tracks from the late singer are put on shelf for good this time, one of the reasons being the negative reaction on Drake's involvement.

"Aaliyah's label, Blackground - the Hankersons, her uncle and cousin - came to me and said, if she was around, she'd want you to do this [posthumous] project," Shebib told Vibe of how he jumped into the project. "I've been obsessed with Aaliyah forever, and I know Drake has his relationship with her. But that opportunity was mine. Drake said, 'Can I do it with you?' and I was like, 'Of course, we'll do it together.' "
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Alexander Skarsgard Sat Naked on a Toilet Under Freezing Weather

January 09, 2014 00:38:56 GMT


Alexander Skarsgard braved the cold in the Antarctica for the charity trek and took it a notch higher by going completely naked. A picture was posted on Instagram of the "True Blood" star sitting naked on an outdoor toilet while reading a book.

Inge Solheim, Skarsgard's team guide on the Walking With the Wounded Challenge, shared the photo with the caption, "#southpole -30C What are you reading Alex? The script for season 7 of #truebloodHBO?" Skarsgard is seen in the picture in nothing but a pulled-down pants, a pair of snow boots and sunglasses.
 
 
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