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February 04, 2014

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Lily Allen Explains Return to Music: I Got Bored of Staying at Home With My Kids

February 04, 2014 08:54:31 GMT


Late last year, Lily Allen excited her fans when she decided to end her hiatus from music. The singer released "Hard Out Here" which is her first new single since taking a break in 2009 to spend time with her kids, 2-year-old Ethel and 14-month-old Marnie.

In a new interview with NRJ, the British beauty admitted that being a stay-at-home mom didn't make her happy. Sam Cooper's wife said that she returned to music because she got bored of staying at home and playing with her children.
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'Divergent' New Trailer Lands Online

February 04, 2014 08:50:38 GMT


Shailene Woodley and Theo James stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Monday, February 3 to premiere a new trailer for "Divergent". The latest snippet offers some new footage, including the ones which explain why a Divergent is considered dangerous.

"Everyone's afraid of something, but not you," James' Tobias "Four" Eaton tells Woodley's Tris Prior. "That's what makes you dangerous." Kate Winslet's Jeanine Matthews adds, "Divergents threaten the system. It won't be saved until they're removed."
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Cate Blanchett Visits Philip Seymour Hoffman's Partner and Children

February 04, 2014 08:43:32 GMT


Cate Blanchett was recently seen making a visit to Philip Seymour Hoffman's partner Mimi O'Donnell and their three children at her apartment in New York City's West Village. The "Blue Jasmine" actress, who attended the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Saturday, February 1, was photographed carrying a new telescope and a shopping bag from a toy store during the Monday visit. At that time, she wore an all-black outfit.

Blanchett, who took part in 1999's "The Talented Mr. Ripley" with Hoffman, was not the only one who paid respects that day. Justin Theroux was also spotted visiting the house. A priest named James Martin, who helped Hoffman prepare for his role in "Doubt", additionally visited the family.
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Maino Premieres New Track 'Tupac Problems'

February 04, 2014 08:33:57 GMT


Just a day before releasing his EP "King of Brooklyn", Maino debuted a new track called "Tupac Problems". Arriving via Billboard, the track features the rapper talking about the fame and fortune, as well as his family over a haunting melody.

"If I die tonight, I'm ridin' right/ In a black Benz screaming Thug Life/ Still sinnin', no religion / I ain't show off I trust Christ/ Seems like my life's outta order/ Seen death right around the corner/ Dead homies talkin' to me/ Don't let them haters get up on ya," he raps
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Preview: 'Castle' Takes on 'Carrie' in Episode 6.15

February 04, 2014 08:18:52 GMT


Castle's love of fantasies and supernatural stories will once again clash with Beckett's logical mind. In the next episode of "Castle", the duo's investigation of a murder case leads them to a girl with telekinesis power.

The murder of a high school mean girl also draws Castle back to one of his many alma maters. He is giddy to learn that the evidence points to a surprising perpetrator, a teenage telekinetic, throwing he and Beckett into a real-life "Carrie" which they witness themselves.
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Jimmy Fallon Helps Jay Leno 'Pack' on 'Tonight Show'

February 04, 2014 08:08:41 GMT


On Monday, February 3, Jimmy Fallon paid a visit to "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" as a guest one last time before he takes over the show as a host. "Jimmy Fallon is here tonight. He's not here to talk - he's helping me pack," Jay Leno introduced his successor.

After some small talk and teasing Fallon about his Men's Health cover, Leno asked the "Saturday Night Live" alum, "Are you going to take some of your bits from 'Late Night' to the 'Tonight Show'?" Fallon replied, "Yes! Whatever works," adding that "Thank You Notes" would be one of them.
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E-40 Debuts 'Chitty Bang' Music Video Ft. Juicy J and Ty Dolla $ign

February 04, 2014 08:08:12 GMT


E-40 has dropped the music video for his collaboration with Juicy J and Ty Dolla $ign, "Chitty Bang". The clip, directed by Ben Griffin, begins with 40 and Ty spitting their verses in front of a red car in the parking lot of a motel.

The two rappers then join Juicy for a dinner. A beautiful waitress later takes the "Bounce It" hitmaker to the kitchen and makes out with him. A pimp-like character played by Nick Cannon suddenly enters the room and interrupts them.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Trace Adkins' Father Passes Away

February 04, 2014 07:48:28 GMT


Trace Adkins' father Aaron Adkins passed away days after Trace left his rehab stint to be with him. According to TMZ, the father of the "You're Gonna Miss This" singer passed away in Louisiana. "Thank you for all of your love, prayers and support. Sometimes we don't know where our journey will take us but I know he has a plan," Trace's wife Rondha wrote on Monday, February 3.

Trace checked himself into a rehab facility in Florida in January following an altercation with his impersonator in a cruise ship. "Trace has entered a treatment facility after a setback in his battle with alcoholism. As he faces these issues head-on, we ask that his family's privacy will be respected," a representative for the country musician said in a statement.
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Jennifer Love Hewitt Turned Down 'How I Met Your Mother' Role

February 04, 2014 07:41:25 GMT


One of fans' favorite characters on "How I Met Your Mother" could have ended up being played by a different actress. In a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" event Monday, February 3, series co-creator Craig Thomas revealed the "pretty famous actress" who turned down the role of Robin Scherbatsky.

"Jennifer Love Hewitt did 'The Ghost Whisperer' instead of HIMYM!" Thomas responded to a fan's question. He and co-creator Carter Bays had said in various interviews that Cobie Smulders, who was an unknown at the time, was cast in the role of Robin after their first choice turned down the offer, but had never named the said actress.
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'RoboCop' Featurette Discusses 'Man and Machine'

February 04, 2014 07:28:30 GMT


"RoboCop" releases a featurette to tide fans over the movie's release on February 12 in the United States. Actors Joel Kinnaman and Michael Keaton, as well as director Jose Padilha talk about the future technology of "RoboCop" which is already happening in real life nowadays. They discuss how realistic the film is with today's advanced technology.

"The premise of 'RoboCop' embodies all of the questions that have to do with machines taking over," Padilha explains. "In reality we're very close to many of the things in the movie right now," adds Kinnaman who plays the lead role in the movie. "It's not some crazy futuristic vision."
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Pearl Jam Brings Out Arcade Fire's Win Butler to Cover Neil Young's Song at Australian Show

February 04, 2014 07:25:38 GMT


Pearl Jam brought out Arcade Fire's vocalist Win Butler for the final song at Big Day Out Festival in Perth, Australia. The rockers joined forces to perform a cover of Neil Young's 1989 track entitled "Rockin' in the Free World".

In a video taken by a fan, Butler and Eddie Vedder are featured trading off verses and singing some lines together. Bassist Jeff Ament is spotted on the stage performing while donning a "Reflektor" T-shirt, referring to Arcade Fire's latest album.
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Mila Kunis Attends the Wedding of Ashton Kutcher's Brother

February 04, 2014 07:03:38 GMT


Ashton Kutcher took Mila Kunis to his brother Michael's wedding on Saturday, January 31. Michael and Kate Hightower tied the knot in front of family members and friends in a private ceremony in St. Simon Island, Ga.

A source who attended the nuptials told E! News that Ashton looked "chill and comfortable" as he stood among five other men who wore simple white shirts and bow ties. Mila, meanwhile, mingled among the guests and she "looked like part of the family." Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the same private house and the guests spent the night in a cottage house. "Overall, it appeared everyone had a great time," the source continued.
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Zac Efron Confirms He's in Talks for 'Star Wars Episode 7'

February 04, 2014 06:57:25 GMT


Zac Efron is one of the hopefuls eying to land a role in the hotly-anticipated "Star Wars Episode 7". In a recent interview with MTV to promote his new movie "That Awkward Moment", he confirmed he went to a meeting with Disney to talk about the project.

"Yeah, I just went and met with them (Disney executives)," the former Disney actor said when the topic came up during "most likely to..." game with MTV's Josh Horowitz. "So I don't know. It would be cool. I love the Star Wars movies I love them, but who knows?"
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Time Warner Cable Offers 'Gift' to Costumers After Super Bowl Blackout

February 04, 2014 06:40:02 GMT


Time Warner Cable tries to control customers' disappointment following the blackout during Sunday's Super Bowl by offering a "gift of appreciation." The company announced on Monday, February 3 that subscribers across Southern California, who were affected by the technical glitch, would receive a $5 gift card.

"Digital TV customers will receive a credit for the cost of an On Demand movie once purchased, and analog customers will receive a $5 gift card. These will be provided automatically; no customer action is necessary," the company said in a statement.
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Coca Cola's 'America the Beautiful' Super Bowl Ad Sparks Controversy

February 04, 2014 06:23:14 GMT


Coca Cola's commercial for Super Bowl which aired on Sunday, February 2, has sparked online debate. Entitled "It's Beautiful", the 1-minute spot shows people from different races enjoying their time with family and friends, drinking the carbonated drink while "America the Beautiful" which is sung in different languages other than English is being played in the background.

According to the company, the ad is "simply showing that America is beautiful and Coke is for everyone." Some people, however, apparently do not really like the fact that the song is sung in seven languages. "Nice to see that coke likes to sing an AMERICAN song in the terrorist's language. Way to go coke. You can leave America," a Twitter user wrote.
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Video: A Great Big World's 'Say Something' Brings a 4-Year-Old Kid to Tears

February 04, 2014 06:10:14 GMT


A four-year-old kid named Jackson was brought to tears when the radio played A Great Big World's collaboration hit with Christina Aguilera, "Say Something". The boy's reaction was filmed by his father Mark, who later uploaded the video on YouTube.

"My four-year old heard the song come on, so I changed it," Mark wrote in the video description. "But he wanted it back on for some reason. Here is the first moment that he has been 'moved.' "
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Max Greenfield Will Visit 'Mindy Project', Dylan Sprayberry Joins 'Teen Wolf'

February 04, 2014 04:54:15 GMT


"New Girl" will lend Max Greenfield to "The Mindy Project". The Schmidt depicter will stop by the Mindy Kaling-starring show, FOX confirms the news which was first reported by E! News.

Greenfield, who will reprise his role as Leo D'Amato in "Veronica Mars" movie, will guest star in an episode of "Mindy Project" set to air April 22. He will play a ladies' man named Lee who is on the prowl at a bar.
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Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz to Lead Sci-Fi Romance 'The Lobster'

February 04, 2014 04:47:42 GMT


Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz have nabbed lead roles in dystopian love story "The Lobster". They are joined in the cast ensemble by the likes of Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, and Olivia Colman. The actors are expected to begin shooting the film in Ireland next month.

It will mark English-language directorial project by Oscar-nominated Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos. Described as an unconventional love story, it is set in a dystopian future where finding a partner is a matter of life or death. Lanthimos co-writes the script with his longtime collaborator, Efthymis Filippou.
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English Teacher Suspended for Assigning Lil Wayne's Explicit Lyrics as Homework

February 04, 2014 04:28:09 GMT


A teacher has landed in hot water for giving students a homework assignment involving the lyrics of Lil Wayne's song. WPTV reported that the eight grade teacher of The Charter Schools of Boynton Beach, Florida, was suspended after asking students to underline examples of figurative language in the uncensored version of Wayne's "6 Foot 7 Foot".

Some parents were uncomfortable with the explicit lyrics of the song. An angry parent named Vanessa Guzman said, "This is crazy. They shouldn't be giving this to kids in school... I'm uncomfortable reading any of this... They shouldn't be teaching this stuff in school for language arts. I mean, who in their right mind would give kids something like this?"
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'Desperate Housewives' Star Shawn Pyfrom Reveals Addiction

February 04, 2014 04:26:23 GMT


Shawn Pyfrom, who played Marcia Cross' on-screen son Andrew Van de Kamp on "Desperate Housewives", admitted his addiction in the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death. The 27-year-old actor said that he decided to talk about his struggle with addiction to encourage others to stop or keep people from ever using drugs.

"I even question whether or not I should publish this, as I type out these words. But if these words can encourage someone to hold on to their life... to keep from ever using, or to find the strength to stop; then it's more important that these words are shared," he wrote on Tumblr on Sunday, February 2.
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'Captain America 2' Could Tease Two New Avengers in Post Credits

February 04, 2014 04:25:27 GMT


There will be a surprise teaser during the post credits of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier". According to rumor that is swirling on the internet, it's hinted that two new avengers will be introduced at the end of the "Captain America: The First Avenger" sequel.

According to Lainey Gossip, a first look at Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will be shown in the post credits. "They're calling them 'The Twins,' " the site claimed, "and they don't look like any Marvel heroes we've met to date. Having seen them, I am really sad for Fox and the X-Men..."
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Vanity Fair Honors George Clooney, Lupita Nyong'o and More in New Hollywood Issue

February 04, 2014 04:12:55 GMT


The remarkable year of 2013 in movie becomes the highlight in the latest issue of Vanity Fair. A number of shining stars like "Gravity" actor George Clooney and "12 Years a Slave" rising star Lupita Nyong'o grace the front page for its Hollywood edition.

"August: Osage County" actress Julia Roberts is all smiles as she sits on Idris Elba's lap, while Nyong'o's co-star Chiwetel Ejiofor and "Dallas Buyers Club" thesp Jared Leto are sitting on the floor nearby. All the gentlemen look sharp in their tailored suits.
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'The Bachelor' Recap: Juan Pablo Admits He Made a 'Mistake' After Skinny Dipping With Clare


February 04, 2014 03:56:40 GMT


More tears were shed in the latest episode of "The Bachelor" season 18. Juan Pablo Galavis got too close with one of the girls in the fifth episode set in Vietnam, but later seemingly regretted his action.

The episode began with a one-on-one date with Renee. They went shopping at local markets and bought gifts for their children. They later had a romantic dinner where they talked about their kids. At the end of the night, Juan Pablo gave her a rose but didn't kiss her as she had expected.
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David S. Goyer to Direct Book Adaptation 'The Breach' for Lionsgate

February 04, 2014 03:46:12 GMT


"The Breach", an adaptation of Patrick Lee's 2009 sci-fi book, has been picked up by Lionsgate. David S. Goyer is attached to direct the thriller. He has been developing the project for some time with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

The film will follow a corrupt ex-cop who discovers a crashed plane in the Alaskan forest and a mysterious artifact that will determine the fate of the future. The end-of-the-world story will be turned into screenplay by Justin Rhodes.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Justin Bieber Reportedly Caught on Camera 'Spanking' Strippers

February 04, 2014 03:45:00 GMT


After a racy image of Justin Bieber sucking a stripper's nipple emerged online, a surveillance video of the 19-year-old super star in "compromising positions" reportedly is making its way out to public. According to Radar Online, the video was taken when the "Confident" singer visited a strip club in Queensland, Australia during his tour last year.

A photo provided to the site reportedly shows the Canadian star wearing his cap backward. There is a bodyguard nearby as well as two topless strippers. According to a source who watched the "crystal clear" video, Bieber played around "with two strippers during which he spanks their bum and pulls off their panties with his teeth." He is also said "spanking" the two's bare behind in the video. The raunchy video reportedly is now being shopped around media outlets, with the seller demanding a fortune for the 12-minute footage.
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Bruno Mars' Album Sales Jump 164 Percent Following Super Bowl Halftime Show

February 04, 2014 03:22:44 GMT


The sales of Bruno Mars' latest album "Unorthodox Jukebox" have gained significant increase following his performance at Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2. According to Billboard, the album sold around 40,000 copies by February 2.

That is a 164% gain compared to the previous week, when it sold 15,000 copies. Mars' "Unorthodox Jukebox" is now on course to return to the top 10 of Billboard 200. The album's sales also increased thanks to the singer's recent win at the Grammys. During the Sunday, January 26 event, he took home a trophy for Best Pop Vocal Album.
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B.J. Novak Confirmed to Play Alistair Smythe in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

February 04, 2014 02:59:09 GMT


B.J. Novak's role in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is revealed. Director Marc Webb takes to Twitter to confirm long-running rumor that the actor will play a villainous role. "Almost shot ASM2 in B+W til @bjnovak's (A. Smythe) promo for his excellent book ONE MORE THING beat me to it," he wrote.

In the comics, Alistair Smythe is a character who would later turn into the Ultimate Spider-Slayer. The first generation of spider-slayers was created by his father, Spencer Smythe. Alistair is seeking revenge for his father's death.
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Scott Bakula and Zoe McLellan Cast on 'NCIS: New Orleans'

February 04, 2014 02:54:50 GMT


"NCIS: New Orleans" is quickly filling the series regular roles with the casting of Scott Bakula and Zoe McLellan. Golden Globe-winning actor Bakula was earlier cast on Monday, January 3, landing a lead role as NCIS Special Agent Pride.

Pride is described as a man who "embodies New Orleans" and is "driven by the need to do what's right with warmth, passion, strength and humor. He's a unique federal agent working in one of this country's most unique cities."
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Barbara Walters Under Fire for Defending Woody Allen

February 04, 2014 02:48:26 GMT


Barbara Walters has been criticized for defending Woody Allen, who is accused of sexually abusing his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was only 7 years old. Barbara talked about the issue on Monday, February 3 episode of "The View" with her co-hosts and even got into a heated argument with Sherri Shepherd.

"I have rarely seen a father as sensitive, as loving and as caring as Woody is and Soon-Yi to these two girls. I don't know about Dylan. I can only tell you what I have seen now," Barbara said, referring to Woody and his wife Soon-Yi Previn and their children. Sherri then pointed out that men who were perceived to be nice were also able to commit crime.
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'The Lego Movie' Sequel in the Works With New Writers

February 04, 2014 02:19:56 GMT


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"The Lego Movie" won't arrive in theaters until this weekend, but a sequel is already in the works. The report comes after the movie got a positive early review. The kid-friendly film that will feature fans' favorite heroes like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Ninja Turtles is projected to open around $40 million.

According to The Wrap, Jared Stern, who wrote "The Internship" and "Mr. Popper's Penguins", is hired to work on the script with Michelle Morgan ("Girl Most Likely"). Phil Lord and Christopher Miller wrote and directed the first film. It's unclear if the duo will return to the directing seat for the sequel.
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Chris Brown Will Continue Rehab Stint, Judge Says

February 04, 2014 02:05:54 GMT


Chris Brown will continue staying in rehab for now. A prosecutor filed a motion to put the singer in jail during the Monday, February 3 court session, but the judge turned it down. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin said that Brown should stay in rehab for anger management and drug problem, telling the "With You" singer, "It appears your doing well in the program."

Latest probation report mentioned that Brown's behavior changed positively. "He appears to have a more serious and responsible demeanor and is responding well to dual diagnosis treatment program and changes in medication," his probation officer wrote, as reported by CNN.
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Miguel's 'SimpleThings' From 'Girls' Soundtrack Arrives in Full

February 04, 2014 02:03:40 GMT


As it was previously reported, Miguel is among musicians who have made contributions to the soundtrack of popular TV series "Girls". The 28-year-old crooner recorded a new track called "SimpleThings" for the HBO show created by Lena Dunham.

The sensual song features Miguel showing off his sultry vocals over the sounds of guitar. "She said, I don't wanna model/ I don't want a movie star/ you don't have to win the lotto, I want you to win my heart," he sings.
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Super Bowl XLVIII Telecast Sets New Viewership Record

February 04, 2014 01:52:20 GMT


Super Bowl has maintained its title as the most-watched television show in U.S. history. The sports program once again outperformed itself, with this year's telecast delivering an average 111.5 million viewers.

The February 2 game, which saw the Seattle Seahawks defeating the Denver Broncos 43-8, surpassed last year's Super Bowl which averaged 108.4 million viewers as well as the 2012 telecast which previously held the record with an average 111.3 million viewers.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Katy Perry Is Most Followed Person in Twitter History

February 04, 2014 00:33:34 GMT


Katy Perry reached a milestone on Twitter when she got a whooping 50.1 million followers. The "Dark Horse" singer passed the 50 million mark over the weekend, making her the most followed person in Twitter history.

"Oh yeah AND we grew to 50 million Katycats! Eh, regular day at the office," Perry tweeted to mark the occasion. Behind Perry is Justin Bieber who has 49.3 million followers today. She took over the frontrunning position from him in November when she had 46.48 million followers while Bieber had 46.47 million.
News > Celebrity Gossip

P. Diddy Not Engaged to Cassie Despite Diamond Ring Picture

February 04, 2014 00:02:27 GMT


P. Diddy gave a cryptic message on Saturday, February 1 when he posted a photo of diamond ring on Instagram. Despite the speculation that he finally proposed to longtime girlfriend Cassie, a representative of the rapper denied it.

A picture of ring with gigantic diamond was displayed with the caption addressed to Cassie, "Baby do you like it? I just want to get you wat you Like! I just wanna Mk you smile :) #takeDat. !" [sic] Cassie responded with "I'm definitely smiling. Its perfect" but the post was deleted on Monday. The engagement rumor was further fueled by a photo from Keyshia Cole's Instagram. Cassie was seen in the blurry picture with something flashy on her ring finger.
 
 
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