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February 21, 2014

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Liam Neeson Still Grieving Over Wife Natasha Richardson's Death

February 21, 2014 15:56:01 GMT


Liam Neeson opens up about his wife's death during an interview with Anderson Cooper on "60 Minutes". The actor admitted to still grieving over Natasha Richardson's death although it has been nearly five years.

"[Her death] was never real. It still kind of isn't," the 61-year-old star told Cooper. "There's periods now in our New York residence when I hear the door opening, especially the first couple of years ... anytime I hear that door opening, I still think I'm going to hear her."
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Jennifer Aniston in Early Talks to Star in 'Mean Moms'

February 21, 2014 15:36:28 GMT


Jennifer Aniston is not only a horrible boss but also a mean mom. The "Horrible Bosses" actress is in early talks to star in "Mean Moms" which is adapted from a book penned by "Mean Girls" writer Rosalin Wiseman.

New Line is looking forward to working with Aniston again after the success of "Horrible Bosses" and "We're the Millers". According to The Wrap, the studio has not officially given the movie a greenlight although Beth McCarthy-Miller has been attached to direct the movie since last June. Once Aniston signs up, the project reportedly will begin to roll quickly.
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Ariana Grande Reportedly to Sue Perez Hilton Following Drug Allegation

February 21, 2014 09:13:07 GMT


Ariana Grande apparently is preparing herself to sue Perez Hilton. The drama started this week when the blogger mentioned Grande in several Twitter posts, telling her to stay away from drugs. "Are you okay? I heard someone saw you doing cocaine at a party! Stay away from drugs Ariana!!!" he tweeted. "I'm praying for you. You can overcome this."

Hilton also tweeted Grande's brother Frankie. "Please make sure Ariana stays away from cocaine. I'm hearing awful things about what she's been doing!" Hilton said in a Twitter post. "Hopefully you guys can help her before it's too severe!" he wrote to Nickelodeon.
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Katy Perry and Rita Ora Walk the Runway at Milan Fashion Week


February 21, 2014 09:03:45 GMT


Katy Perry and Rita Ora lent their star power to their friend Jeremy Scott at Milan Fashion Week. Both singers made cameo appearances at the catwalk on Thursday, February 20 to model clothes from Jeremy's Autumn/Winter 2014 collection.

Rocking black hair, Perry donned a knee-length black satin dress and long coat. Ora, meanwhile, hit the runway in a black and gold T-shirt. They stopped for a pose before walking to their seats in the front row.
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50 Cent Leaves Intercope and Eminem's Shady Records

February 21, 2014 08:59:33 GMT


50 Cent has decided to leave Universal Music Group's Interscope Records and Eminem's imprint Shady/Aftermath. The rapper announced his departure from the major label, under which he released all his previous albums including the massively successful 2003 record "Get Rich or Die Tryin' ", on Thursday, February 20.

"I have had great success to date with Shady/Aftermath/Interscope, and I'd like to thank Eminem and Dr. Dre for giving me an incredible opportunity," 50 Cent said in a statement. "I've learned so much from them through the years. I am excited to enter this new era where I can carry out my creative vision."
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Pharrell Williams Auctioning Off His Grammy Hat

February 21, 2014 08:31:03 GMT


Pharrell Williams is putting his infamous Grammy hat on sale. The singer/producer took to Twitter on Thursday, February 20 to announce that he wanted to sell the hat to the highest bidder, adding that proceeds from the sale would be donated to charity.

"I'm auctioning off my hat from the Grammys to benefit From One Hand to AnOTHER," he tweeted. "Hey @Arbys, you want my hat? Now's your chance," Pharrell jokingly added. He also attached a photo of him wearing the hat in the Twitter posts. The highest bidding currently is $10,500. The auction will be closed on March 2.
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'American Idol' Lawsuit Claims Sony Music Steals Millions From Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson

February 21, 2014 08:29:41 GMT


Sony Music has been accused of stealing millions of dollars from former "American Idol" contestants like Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson. The Hollywood Reporter said that 19 Recording, which was founded by the singing show's creator Simon Fuller, filed a lawsuit against the major label on Thursday, February 20.

In their contracts, the artists will receive 50 percent royalties for "transmission/broadcast" and just a fraction of that for "sale/distribution." In the lawsuit, 19 claims that Sony has underpaid the singers by choosing royalty routes in lucrative streaming deals with Google, Apple and Spotify.
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Video: Will Ferrell and Michelle Obama Join Jimmy Fallon in 'Ew!' Sketch

February 21, 2014 08:17:36 GMT


Jimmy Fallon enlisted First Lady Michelle Obama as one of his guests on the first week of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". Not only she sat down for an interview, but also Mrs. Obama was willing to goof around with the host and Will Ferrell during her appearance on Thursday night, February 20.

Mrs. Obama, who is preferred to be called by her first name Michelle, joined the two funnymen, who were dressed in drag as Sara and Stacy, in "Ew!" sketch. The First Lady promoted her Let's Move! anti-obesity and healthy-eating campaign, teaching the two teen girls that being active and eating right was not "ew!"
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Gina Carano Kicks Ass in First Trailer for 'In the Blood'


February 21, 2014 08:06:12 GMT


The first trailer for "In the Blood" is unleashed, showing Gina Carano doing what she does best, kicking ass and throwing punches. The former mixed martial artist defies the authorities, gets into a club altercation, and faces off thugs in a street fight.

The film revolves around a woman whose husband goes missing during their vacation in the Caribbean. She sets off on her own to take down the people she thinks are responsible. In a foreign land with nowhere to turn, she will stop at nothing to expose the truth.
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Man Found Guilty in Jet Ski Accident Which Caused the Death of Usher's Stepson

February 21, 2014 07:59:44 GMT


A man who was involved in a jet ski accident which killed Usher's stepson Kile Glover in 2012 has been found guilty, the Associated Press reports. The man, a family friend named Jeffrey Simon Hubbard, was convicted of homicide by vessel on Thursday, February 20 in Atlanta. Besides, he was found guilty of other charges which included serious injury by vessel, reckless operation of a vessel, unlawful operation of a personal watercraft and a boat traffic violation.

In Summer 2012, Glover and a teenager were being pulled on an inner tube when Hubbard's watercraft hit them. Glover, the son of Usher's former wife Tameka Foster and TV executive Ryan Glover, was found unconscious with serious head injuries after the accident and passed away a little more than two weeks later. The teenager suffered from broken arm and a cut on the head.
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Boston University Students Urge School to Cancel Robin Thicke's Concert

February 21, 2014 07:41:58 GMT


While some Boston University students are looking forward to attending Robin Thicke's concert at their school, some other are not. The members of the Humanists of Boston University have started a petition to have the show, which is scheduled to take place at the Agganis Arena on March 4, canceled by the school's officials.

"Having Thicke perform is a political statement that is out of touch with the realities of sexual violence and Boston University's own history," the group wrote on the Change.org petition. "Thus, we suggest that Robin Thicke's performance be canceled."
News > TV News

Emmys to Split TV Movie and Miniseries Categories Again

February 21, 2014 07:35:46 GMT


TV movies won't compete with miniseries again at this year's Primetime Emmy Awards. Recognizing the growing number of longform programs, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences voted on Thursday night, February 20 to restore the two separate categories which were merged in 2011.

The TV Academy approved this following a petition from several constituencies within the TV industry, including FX Network, 20th Century Fox Television and HBO, to undo the merge which started three years ago. "As with miniseries and movies, there is a general industry uptrend in two different types of narrative reality programming and the split accommodates that trend," the Academy explained the revision.
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Amy Adams on Philip Seymour Hoffman: 'He's a Beautiful Spirit'

February 21, 2014 07:04:51 GMT


Amy Adams tearfully paid tribute to her close friend Philip Seymour Hoffman during an appearance in "Inside the Actors Studio". Taped earlier this month, three days after Hoffman passed away, the footage which was aired on Wednesday, February 19 shows Adams wearing a brown top onstage while talking about the late star.

"You received your second Academy Award nomination for your performance as a young nun, Sister James in Doubt," the host James Lipton said. "We've arrived at a difficult moment, of course, for you, for me, for the craft that we love, for the world in which we live. Fourteen years ago, I brought Philip Seymour Hoffman to this stage with the prediction that he would become the greatest actor of his generation."
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Four Directors Lined Up as Contenders to Helm 'Doctor Strange'

February 21, 2014 07:01:29 GMT


Marvel is eying directors for "Dr. Strange". According to The Hollywood Reporter, four helmers have been courted to help bring the Stephen Strange story to the big screen for another Phase Three project. The studio is also actively pursuing writers to pen the screenplay.

The candidates are Mark Andrews who co-directed and co-wrote Pixar's "Brave"; Nikolaj Arcel who co-scripted "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and directed last year's Oscar best foreign film nominee "A Royal Affair"; Dean Israelite who helmed Michael Bay's time-travel movie "Welcome to Yesterday"; and Jonathan Levine who directed "50/50".
News > Music News

Ashanti Debuts 'First Real Love' Ft. Beenie Man

February 21, 2014 06:45:11 GMT


Ashanti has just dropped another cut off her upcoming album "BraveHeart". The reggae-flavored catchy track, titled "First Real Love", is the 33-year-old artist's collaboration with Jamaican singer Beenie Man.

In the song, Ashanti talks about her first experience with real and true love. "It's my first real love and I don't want to lose it now/ But every time we get so close, I feel that love will lose us both/ It's my first real love out of all," she coos.
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Milo Ventimiglia and Barry Sloane Join Alien Drama 'The Visitors'

February 21, 2014 06:38:14 GMT


Milo Ventimiglia and Barry Sloane welcome "The Visitors". The two actors have landed lead roles in the ABC alien drama pilot, from executive producer Steven Spielberg, which is described as a race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world using the Earth's most precious resource: children.

Ventimiglia, who was recently seen on TNT's short-lived series "Mob City" from Frank Darabont, will play John Doe/Drew Bennigan, a guy covered in strange tattoos and diagrams and speaks in a strange language who is found unconscious in a D.C. alleyway.
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'Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Gets January 2015 Release Date

February 21, 2014 05:58:19 GMT


Warner Bros. has booked a release date for Guy Ritchie's "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." The adaptation of the 1960s television series is set to arrive in theaters across the country on January 16, 2015, the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer in the lead roles, the film will open against "Frankenstein" starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy, comedy drama "The Wedding Ringer" led by Kevin Hart and Josh Gad, and Chris Hemsworth starrer "Cyber".
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Lena Dunham Talks About Vogue Criticism: 'That Was Messed Up'

February 21, 2014 05:42:15 GMT


Lena Dunham finally spoke up following controversy about her photo on the cover of Vogue in an interview with Bill Simmons, published on Thursday, February 20. Last month, feminist site Jezebel offered a reward for unedited photos of the "Girls" creator from the magazine and in the new interview, she slammed the site's action.

"That was messed up," she said. "I think Jezebel can be really smart and funny, but once you've been attacked in that way it's hard to enjoy. It's hard to enjoy once you feel like they've made such a monumental error in their approach to feminism."
News > Music News

Lorde Hints at Collaboration With BFF Taylor Swift


February 21, 2014 04:40:08 GMT


Lorde and BFF Taylor Swift may work together for new music in the future. The New Zealand-born singer/songwriter talked about a possible collaboration with the pop/country star in an interview with U.K.'s Capital FM.

During the chat, Lorde admitted that she and Swift had different musical styles. "Yeah we are [different]," Lorde explained. "But I think the cool thing about Taylor is she is pretty willing to go a lot of places with music."
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Lena Dunham Reveals She Was Fired From 'Mildred Pierce', Wants to Be on 'Scandal'

February 21, 2014 04:22:36 GMT


Lena Dunham may now experience success with her HBO series "Girls", but she flubbed her prior acting stint on the network. The Golden Globe-winning actress has just revealed that she was hired and fired by the premium cable channel before "Girls" got picked up.

"I got fired off of the one day I did on ('Mildred Pierce')," she recalled her experience working on the miniseries starring Kate Winslet during an interview with Grantland's Bill Simmons. " 'Fired' might be [a] rough [word] but I got sweetly dismissed from the one day I acted on 'Mildred Pierce', the HBO miniseries...They told me it was a three-day shoot and halfway through the first day, they were like, 'We got what we needed!' "
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'Expendables 3' Helmer Hired for 'The Raid' Remake, Hemsworth Brothers Eyed for Lead Roles

February 21, 2014 04:02:03 GMT


The American remake to Indonesian martial arts film "The Raid: Redemption" has found its director. The Wrap reports "The Expendables 3" director Patrick Hughes has just closed a deal with Screen Gems and XYZ Films to helm the English-language adaptation.

It's also reported that Liam Hemsworth ("The Hunger Games") and Chris Hemsworth ("Thor") are mentioned as possible candidates for the lead roles in the film, but nothing has officially been confirmed. Production is expected to begin this fall.
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Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green Name Son Bodhi Ransom Green

February 21, 2014 03:54:46 GMT


Megan Fox and her husband Brian Austin Green have chosen a unique name for their second son. According to a document obtained by TMZ, the couple's newborn baby is called Bodhi Ransom Green. Bodhi is usually translated as "enlightenment" in English.

TooFab previously reported that Fox gave birth to Bodhi on February 12. In addition to Bodhi, the pair are already parents to a son Noah, who was born in 2012. Green is also a father to Kassius from a previous relationship with actress Vanessa Marcil.
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TNT Plans 'The Librarian' Series With Noah Wyle Returning

February 21, 2014 03:42:29 GMT


TNT is looking to turn "The Librarian" TV movies into a full-fledged series. The network is reportedly close to ordering a 10-episode series based on its popular movie franchise with Noah Wyle returning in the title role of Flynn Carsen.

The project, which is tentatively called "The Librarians", would "center on four ordinary people with extraordinary talents who discover that they have been selected by Wyle's Flynn to work for The Library, an ancient fellowship of knowledge and heroism. The quartet travels the world investigating strange occurrences, battling ancient conspiracies and protecting the innocent from the dangerous, secret world of magic."
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3 Doors Down's Todd Harrell Suspended Indefinitely From Band Following Recent DUI Arrest

February 21, 2014 03:38:13 GMT


Todd Harrell, the bassist of rock band 3 Doors Down, has been suspended from the band. The decision was made by Harrell's bandmates after he was once again arrested on a DUI charge earlier this week.

The band issued a statement in which they announced that Harrell's suspension, which began after he was arrested for DUI in 2013, had been extended indefinitely. "According to accounts in the press yesterday, a long-time member of 3 Doors Down, Todd Harrell, has been arrested in Mississippi in a drug related DUI charge," the band wrote.
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First Clip for Hayao Miyazaki's Final Film 'The Wind Rises'

February 21, 2014 03:10:54 GMT


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"The Wind Rises" directed by Japanese maestro Hayao Miyazaki releases its first clip on the eve of its North American release. The video shows Jiro Horikoshi (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) dreaming of designing airplanes with Giovanni Battista Caproni (Stanley Tucci) as his inspiration.

Marking Miyazaki's final film, the historical animated film depicts the real-life story of Horikoshi, the designer of Zero Fighter aircraft in World War II. It was released by Toho in Japan last year to a big success with an estimated national gross of more than $100 million.
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'American Idol' Results: 13 Finalists of Season 13 Revealed


February 21, 2014 03:06:41 GMT


"American Idol" has announced the 13 finalists of season 13. On Thursday, February 20, the Top 10 singers who got the most votes from viewers were revealed, and they are Malaya Watson, Ben Briley, Emily Piriz, Alex Preston, Jessica Meuse, Dexter Roberts, Caleb Johnson, Majesty Rose, M.K. Nobilette and Sam Woolf.

The judges then picked five of the rest of the 20 semifinalists to perform again. C.J. Harris was given another chance, singing "Bring It on Home". Harry Connick Jr. said the performance was average and pointed out that the band might have messed it up. Keith Urban, meanwhile, blamed it on C.J. for drifting in and out emotionally.
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Justin Bieber's Miami Court Date Pushed Back


February 21, 2014 02:59:23 GMT


A court official has confirmed that Justin Bieber's court date was canceled. The singer originally was scheduled to stand trial on March 3 concerning his DUI arrest, but a spokesperson for Miami-Dade County court told AFP on Thursday, February 20 that the date had been pushed back.

The trial was delayed because the judge was still reviewing a motion from Bieber's legal team in which they asked the court to block news outlets from obtaining police videos taken shortly after his arrest. The spokesperson added that a new trial date would be determined "at a future hearing."
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Miley Cyrus' Raunchy 'Bangerz' Tour Not Being Canceled

February 21, 2014 02:49:48 GMT


Reports claiming that Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" tour's almost being canceled due to its x-rated contents emerged earlier this week. However, a rep for the former Disney star has confirmed to Gossip Cop that the cancellation news is completely not true.

"There is no truth whatsoever to any stories or rumors of venues pulling out of the Bangerz Tour," Live Nation additionally told E! News in a statement. "Miley has created a tour that's big, spectacular, entertaining and everything you would expect from Miley Cyrus. Reviews have been amazing and most important, fans are loving the show and having a great time."
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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Debuts Character Featurettes and Official Poster

February 21, 2014 02:35:32 GMT


After releasing the first trailer, "Guardians of the Galaxy" debuts featurettes and official poster. The lead characters, Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot, are explained in the clips, and they are assembled in the poster with their weapons ready.

Chris Pratt who plays Peter Quill or Star-Lord says his character is not superhero. He is "just a guy who uses his cunning and his charm to get himself out of situations." Zoe Saldana describes her character, Gamora, as lethal and rough but has a heart of gold.
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Video: Jimmy Fallon Presents Brian Williams Rapping to 'Rapper's Delight'

February 21, 2014 02:31:30 GMT


Jimmy Fallon brought another of his funny bits to "The Tonight Show" on Wednesday, February 19. He presented a mash-up video of "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams rapping the words to Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight".

Old clips from Williams' newscast were cut and put together to make it appear that the veteran journalist was actually rapping to the beat. "Weekend Today" anchor Lester Holt joined him midway through the hilarious music video, while "Today" host Kathie Lee Gifford made a cameo appearance.
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Chris Brown Sued Over Alleged D.C. Assault

February 21, 2014 02:06:33 GMT


A man has filed a suit against Chris Brown and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy following an alleged assault outside a hotel in Washington D.C. last year, Washington Post reports. The man, Parker Isaac Adams, filed the civil lawsuit on Tuesday, February 18.

According to the lawsuit, Adams and a female friend went to the W hotel on October 27 to pick up another female friend. The three then saw Brown walking to his tour bus. One of the women asked Brown if she could take a photo with him and her female friend and the singer agreed.
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Kate Mara and Michael B. Jordan Confirm 'Fantastic Four' Casting


February 21, 2014 02:05:49 GMT


Two of the four actors in final negotiations to play the lead roles in the "Fantastic Four" reboot confirm their casting in the movie. Kate Mara tweeted, "Feeling invisible....in a wonderful way:) #FantasticFour." Michael B. Jordan exclaimed, "FLAME ON!!" Meanwhile, director Josh Trank simply wrote, "yessssir."

Mara will play Sue Storm a.k.a. Invincible Woman, Jordan will be her on-screen brother, Johnny Storm or Human Torch. His "That Awkward Moment" co-star Miles Teller is in talks for Reed Richards a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic, the leader of the four heroes, and Jamie Bell is up for the coveted role as Ben Grimm or The Thing.
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Katy Perry Rules the Ancient Egypt in 'Dark Horse' Music Video Ft. Juicy J


February 21, 2014 01:52:29 GMT


Katy Perry has finally debuted the music video for her latest single with Juicy J, "Dark Horse", in full. Directed by Matthew Cullen, the brand new clip features Perry as Katy-Patra, a queen who lives in Memphis, Egypt, "a crazy long time ago."

The queen, surrounded by her people, sits on her throne as many suitors are tying to win her heart with gifts including a huge diamond, Hot Cheetos, a chariot and a golden pyramid. Unfortunately, nothing pleases the queen. She uses her power to turn the men into dust.
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Kristin Cavallari Returns to TV With 'The Fabulist' on E!

February 21, 2014 01:44:44 GMT


Kristin Cavallari is making her way back to the small screen with "The Fabulist". The former MTV reality star is set to host the new weekly lifestyle series that will debut on E!, Monday, March 17 at 8:30 P.M. ET/PT.

The 27-year-old fashion designer, who is currently pregnant with her second child, will be joined by designer and "Fashion Star" veteran Orly Shani as co-host. Each episode will feature "an exciting panel of tastemakers whose fingers are planted firmly on the pulse of worldwide beauty, fashion and lifestyle trends."
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First Official Look at Dane DeHaan as Green Goblin in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

February 21, 2014 01:00:39 GMT


A new image from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" arrives, giving a proper look at Dane DeHaan as The Green Goblin in the movie. Sporting a metal suit and spiky hair, he is fighting Spidey in the gears of a giant clock. With a crazed face, he grabs the wallcrawler by his throat.

Andrew Garfield is back as Peter Parker, and Emma Stone reprises her role as Gwen Stacy for the second film. Jamie Foxx stars as the main baddie Electro, Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn, Paul Giamatti as The Rhino, and B.J. Novak as Alistair Smythe.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Report: Newly-Engaged Christina Aguilera Is Pregnant

February 21, 2014 00:42:00 GMT


Christina Aguilera may be showing a motherly glow soon. The newly-engaged "The Voice" coach is reportedly pregnant with film producer Matt Rutler's baby.

In Touch Weekly got the information from Matt's mother Kathleen who has been "sort of told not to say anything." She opened up a little when asked whether Christina and Matt would move to the East Coast. "I don't know what their plans are," Kathleen said. "But when you have a baby, you're not planning on moving anywhere anytime soon!"
News > Celebrity Gossip

Sarah Hyland Leaves Australian Event After Groped on Chest by Fan

February 21, 2014 00:17:05 GMT


"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland left an Australian event early after a fan groped her on the chest. The 23-year-old was attending a social function as part of the ABC show's cast members at a Sydney hotel on Thursday, February 20 night.

According to Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, a man asked her to pose for a photograph outside of the Sebel Pier One. Eyewitnesses said, Hyland pushed the man away and screamed, "Don't touch me there!" She became visibly emotional and teared up.
 
 
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