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February 25, 2014

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NeNe Leakes and Candance Cameron Reportedly Cast on 'DWTS' Season 18

February 25, 2014 15:20:32 GMT


The cast of "Dancing with the Stars" season 18 will not be announced until next week but some of the names have leaked. Among the known ones are "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes and "Full House" star Candace Cameron.

The casting news came from E! Online whose sources said Leakes and Cameron were set to take the dance floor when the ABC show premieres March 17. The official announcement will be made during "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, March 4.
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Justin Bieber's 'Baby' Video Reaches 1 Billion Mark on Vevo

February 25, 2014 15:01:35 GMT


Despite getting a series of bad press, Justin Bieber continues to gain fame for his work. The music video of his breakout single "Baby", which was released in 2010, has officially reached 1 billion views on Vevo.

"Justin Bieber's 'Baby' music video reaching one billion views and 10x certified across Vevo is a huge milestone, both for Justin and Vevo," Doug McVehil, SVP of content and programming for Vevo, told Billboard. " 'Baby' premiered across Vevo in February 2010, just two months after our platform launched. Four years later, Vevo is the number one music video platform in 13 countries on web, mobile/tablet and TV apps, and Justin is a household name. We really feel like Vevo and Justin have grown together."
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2014 Satellite Awards Handed '12 Years a Slave' Top Movie Honor

February 25, 2014 14:30:31 GMT


"12 Years a Slave" continued its streak of victory this awards season with Best Motion Picture nod at the 18th Annual Satellite Awards. The pic's Steve McQueen nabbed Best Director but Lupita Nyong'o lost the Best Supporting Actress category to "Nebraska" star June Squibb.

Cate Blanchett and Jared Leto each won the acting categories for their roles in "Blue Jasmine" and "Dallas Buyers Club" respectively. "American Hustle" won Best Original Screenplay through David O. Russell and Eric Singer, and Best Film Editing.
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Video: Josh Groban Sings 'Special Song' to Salute Jimmy Kimmel on 2000th Episode

February 25, 2014 09:18:07 GMT


On the night Seth Meyers made his debut as "Late Night" host, Jimmy Kimmel celebrated a milestone as his own talk show hit 2000 episodes on Monday, February 24. In his opening monologue, Kimmel made it clear that he didn't have any surprises for his audience, saying, "You know, if this was Oprah's 2,000th show, you guys here in the studio audience would probably walk away with some cool stuff. But it's not Oprah [Winfrey], it's me, so you won't."

But Kimmel got a nice treat from Josh Groban, who prepared a "special song" to celebrate Kimmel's 2000th show. He wanted to look back at what the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" host has done in 11 years, but he apparently didn't do some research first since he kept making the wrong references.
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Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams Are Engaged

February 25, 2014 09:10:15 GMT


Troian Bellisario and her boyfriend Patrick J. Adams are engaged, PEOPLE reports. The couple apparently is ready to take the next step after three years of dating. The twosome first met on the set of a play in 2009. Representatives for both actors have not responded to requests for comments.

The "Pretty Little Liars" actress and her boyfriend spend much time away from each other because of working commitments. The 28-year-old actress works in Los Angeles where her project is filmed, while her 32-year-old boyfriend is filming his series "Suits" in Toronto.
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Robin Thicke Cancels North Carolina Concert Amid Separation From Paula Patton

February 25, 2014 09:05:12 GMT


Robin Thicke has canceled another scheduled performance. This time, the "Blurred Lines" hitmaker axes plan to play a gig at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina on Tuesday night, February 25.

According a statement posted on the casino's website on Monday, February 24, Thicke made the decision due to "unforeseen circumstances." The statement continues, "This concert will be rescheduled and the new date announced as soon as possible."
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Video: 'The Voice' Coaches Perform Medley of Their Hits

February 25, 2014 08:43:28 GMT


"The Voice" kicked off its sixth season on Monday night, February 24. As usual, the singing competition's coaches opened the show performing together. This time, Adam Levine, Shakira, Blake Shelton and Usher excited viewers with a medley of each other's hits.

Shelton did an amazing job covering Shakira's English-language breakout hit "Whenever, Wherever" with the songstress joining him to sing the chorus. The Latin singer then performed the country crooner's chart-topping collaboration with Pistol Annies & Friends, "Boys Round Here".
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Salma Hayek's Brother Involved in Fatal Car Accident

February 25, 2014 08:37:08 GMT


Salma Hayek's younger brother, Sami Hayek, is hospitalized following a fatal car accident. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the crash took place on Sunday, February 23 at 4:50 P.M.

KTLA reports that the 40-year-old Sami was driving a 2006 Ford GT eastbound in the 10200 block of Sunset Boulevard when he lost control of the car, crossed into westbound lanes and hit a Toyota Tacoma pickup. The victim, identified as 43-year-old Ian Cutler Sala of New York, was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Video: Seth Meyers Kicks Off 'Late Night' With a Tribute to Jimmy Fallon

February 25, 2014 08:34:21 GMT


Following Jimmy Fallon's debut on "Tonight Show" last week, Seth Meyers began his new role as "Late Night" host on Monday, February 24. The former "Saturday Night Live" head writer didn't forget to give a shout-out to his predecessor, doing Fallon's "Thank You Notes" in the cold open to thank Fallon.

"Thank you Jimmy Fallon for taking over the 'Tonight Show' at 11:30 so I can take over 'Late Night' at 12:30," he wrote as the band played the soft music. "I promise to treat it with espect and dignity, and only use it to do completely original comedy pieces...starting now."
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HAIM Premieres 'If I Could Change Your Mind' Music Video

February 25, 2014 08:12:52 GMT


HAIM has dropped the official music video for their track called "If I Could Change Your Mind". Arriving on Monday, February 24, the four-minute clip features the Haim sisters showing off some dance moves.

Alana Haim, Este Haim and Danielle Haim are seen singing and doing some elaborate choreography by Fatima Robinson, who previously choreographed "Save the Last Dance" and many of Aaliyah's videos. In another scene, the ladies play their instruments and join drummer Dash Hutton to perform on a stage.
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Police Report: 'Midnight Rider' Was Denied Permission to Film on Railroad

February 25, 2014 08:01:11 GMT


The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has released a report concerning the fatal accident where a train crashed into the set of "Midnight Rider" killing one crew and injuring others. The report suggests the movie's production might not have had a permission to shoot on the train tracks which are operated by CSX.

In the preliminary report, executive producer Jay Sedrish said, "That's complicated," when asked about the matter. "According to the CSX employee, the production company had previously been denied permission to film on the trestle, and there was electronic correspondence to verify that fact," the report further states.
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Ireland Baldwin to Become Fashion Correspondent at the Oscars

February 25, 2014 07:40:21 GMT


Ireland Baldwin is gearing up for her role as a fashion correspondent at the upcoming Academy Awards. According to Us Weekly, the 18-year-old model will be on TVGN Live With ET covering the red carpet event at the awards show, which takes place on Sunday, March 2.

"I'm not used to being on camera so it's interesting, but it's so much fun working with Joe," she said of her upcoming TV appearance. "It just feels like you're having a conversation... I'm into it, I love it." Ireland will join hosts including Nancy O'Dell, Rob Marciano, Rocsi Diaz, Brooke Anderson and Joe Zee.
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'The Voice' Season 6 Premiere: Bria Kelly Is Frontrunner on Blind Auditons

February 25, 2014 07:27:03 GMT


"The Voice" officially kicked off its sixth season with the first part of Blind Auditions on Monday, February 24. Following the tradition, the coaches joined forces for a musical performance early in the premiere episode before the competition began.

After Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher sang a medley of each other's songs, they took a seat on the iconic turning chairs. The first contestant to perform was Christina Grimmie, whose rendition of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" got all four coaches to turn their chairs. She picked Adam as her coach.
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Kid Cudi Releases New Album 'Satellite Flight' on iTunes

February 25, 2014 07:17:55 GMT


Kid Cudi didn't lie when he said that his new album "Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon" would be dropped sometime in February. The project, which was initially announced as an EP, finally landed on iTunes on Tuesday, February 25.

The album was made available just hours after Cudi announced that it would arrive in the next 2 hours. Soon after the record hit iTunes, Cudi took to Twitter to share the link and tell his followers, "The date says April 29 2014 but thats a glitch. Or is it ;) ALBUM AVAILABLE NOW."
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'Godzilla' New Teaser Trailer Features Bryan Cranston's Dialogue

February 25, 2014 06:57:20 GMT


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"Godzilla" releases new teasers to tide fans over before the upcoming full trailer arrives. One teaser offers Bryan Cranston's dialogue as he is angrily shouting at someone, and the others feature the gigantic monster's roar.

"You're not fooling anybody when you say that what happened was a natural disaster," Cranston is heard in a voiceover. "You're lying! You're hiding something out there! It was not an earthquake, it wasn't a typhoon. This is what caused everything in the first place. Don't you see that! And it is going to send us back to the stone age..."
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Jamie Lee Curtis to Star on CBS' Soapy Medical Drama

February 25, 2014 06:44:51 GMT


Jamie Lee Curtis may have scored her first series regular role in more than two decades. The Golden Globe-winning actress has signed up to headline CBS' pilot tentatively called "Only Human" from "Brothers & Sisters" executive producer David Marshall Grant.

The soapy medical drama is based on the Israeli format, "Ran Quartet", about three brothers and a sister who grew up on a reality show. Curtis will play Caroline, the quadruplets' mother who is a dynamic and distinguished physician who now runs the Easton Hospital.
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Amanda Bynes Strikes Plea Deal in DUI Case

February 25, 2014 06:43:33 GMT


Amanda Bynes' DUI case, which stemmed from a 2012 accident in which she crashed into a police car, has been dismissed. According to TMZ, the star's lawyer Rich Hutton entered a no-contest plea to "wet reckless," a charge which carries less serious consequences, on Monday, February 24.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Edward Moreton sentenced Bynes to three years of probation. She is also required to attend a 3-month alcohol education program and pay fines. Her license apparently will be suspended because she refused to take a test during her arrest. Bynes was not present during the Monday court session.
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Lea Michele Faces Dilemma in New Track 'On My Way'

February 25, 2014 06:21:12 GMT


Less than a week before releasing her debut album "Louder", Lea Michele drops another cut off the record. Titled "On My Way", the new track features the "Glee" star singing about her wanting to be with a guy she knows she shouldn't be in love with.

"I should stay away from you tonight/ But in this blacked out state of mind/ Baby, all I want is you tonight," Michelle coos. "When my head tells me 'no'/ My heart tells me 'go' / So I'm hitting the road tonight/ I know my heart's too drunk to drive/ But I'm on my way to you."
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Official: Luke Bracey and Gerard Butler to Star in 'Point Break' Remake


February 25, 2014 05:55:03 GMT


The official cast for "Point Break" remake has finally been announced. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" actor Luke Bracey and "Olympus Has Fallen" hunk Gerard Butler are tapped to play the lead roles in the forthcoming reboot.

Bracey will portray Johnny Utah, an FBI agent played by Keanu Reeves in the original. Meanwhile, Butler boards the project to play Bodhi, a charismatic surfer previously portrayed by the late Patrick Swayze in the Kathryn Bigelow-directed film.
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Atlanta Residents' 'Protest' Against Justin Bieber Revealed as Prank

February 25, 2014 05:46:10 GMT


An apparent campaign to prevent Justin Bieber from moving into Buckhead neighborhood in Atlanta is revealed as a prank created by a local radio station. Some interns at Radio 100.5's "The Regular Guys" dressed up just like "rich" residents, wearing "a nice shirt with a high-waisted belt" and carrying signs which showed their disapproval toward Bieber's possible relocation, host Steve Rickman explained to E! News.

"We just sent tweets out, and that's it - just social media," he explained. "We did not send press releases or anything like that to our local affiliates. We're really not trying to, you know, burn everybody - we're just doing something fun." Rickman added that the team was "floored by the response" after the story was picked up by international media. "We just did it as a fun thing," he continued saying. "I mean it spun completely [out of control]...We're blown away. It's a home run when you're a morning radio show."
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'The Bachelor' Recap: Juan Pablo Dumps an Early Favorite After Hometown Dates

February 25, 2014 04:28:10 GMT


Juan Pablo Galavis met the girls' parents in the latest episode of "The Bachelor". The former pro soccer player first headed to Nikki's hometown of Kansas City. She took her to one of the most famous barbecue places in Oklahoma, Joe's Barbecue, and took him for some bull riding.

Nikki's parents were very supportive of her. Juan Pablo told her dad that he liked Nikki's honesty the most. Her dad said he trusted Nikki and would support her whatever she decided. Nikki, meanwhile, wanted to tell Juan Pablo that she loved him, but she never got up the nerve to do it.
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Dwight Howard, Richard Sherman Up for Most Enthusiastic Athlete at 2014 Kids' Choice Awards

February 25, 2014 04:19:57 GMT


Full nominees for the 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards have been revealed. In addition to movie, music and TV categories, the annual fan-voted event features others such as Favorite Funny Star, Most Enthusiastic Athlete, Favorite Video Game, Favorite App Game and Favorite Book.

Favorite Funny Star and Most Enthusiastic Athlete are only added to this year's list. Nominees in the Favorite Funny Star group consist of Kaley Cuoco, Kevin Hart, Andy Samberg and Sofia Vergara. In the category of Most Enthusiastic Athlete, four shining stars in sports are up against each other to take the trophy home. Basketball player Dwight Howard is joined by Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks. The other two athletes are baseball player David Ortiz and NFL star Cam Newton.
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Joss Whedon Rumored to Direct 'Avengers 3'

February 25, 2014 04:13:31 GMT


Drew Pearce may have revealed "The Avengers 3" director. The "Iron Man 3" co-writer, who went on to direct and pen Marvel's one-shot "All Hail the King", seemingly let it slip that Joss Whedon would return to direct the third installment.

When asked in an interview with Movies.com if his short film would get a big-screen follow-up, Drew said, "Honestly, it's a question above my pay grade. One of the things when you're a writer or director in the Marvel universe is you come in, you leave some tasty morsels dangling at the end, and maybe you're the one who comes in and picks them up again next time, or maybe it's someone else, or maybe they just hang there awhile and that's fine too."
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Taylor Swift and One Direction Among Music Nominees at 2014 Kids' Choice Awards

February 25, 2014 04:05:57 GMT


The nominees for the upcoming Kids' Choice Awards have been announced. In music field, country/pop star Taylor Swift, British/Irish boyband One Direction and pop queen Katy Perry lead the pack with two nominations each.

Swift and Perry are both up for Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song awards. In the former category, the two artists are nominated alongside pop superstar Lady GaGa and former Disney princess Selena Gomez.
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Samuel Anderson Joins 'Doctor Who' as Possible New Male Companion

February 25, 2014 03:27:01 GMT


"Doctor Who" will welcome another new face when it returns with season 8. The show has added Samuel Anderson to the cast to play a recurring role as Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill Secondary School where Jenna Coleman's Clara Oswald also teaches. He's rumored as a possible new male companion to the Doctor.

"I was so excited to join Doctor Who, I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started!" says the British actor, who will rejoin his fellow "Emmerdale" alum Coleman.
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Bradley Cooper Cast in WB's Crime Thriller 'American Blood'

February 25, 2014 03:25:40 GMT


Bradley Cooper adds another big movie to his plate. He is nominated for Oscar in "American Hustle", will next shoot real-life drama "American Sniper", and now is tapped to star in crime thriller "American Blood" for Warner Bros.

The film is about an NYPD officer-turned-mob informant who is involved in a dangerous investigation regarding a missing woman while living in the witness protection program in New Mexico. Andrew Sodroski ("Holland, Michigan") writes the script.
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Jimmy Kimmel's Wife Molly McNearney Is Pregnant

February 25, 2014 03:04:15 GMT


Jimmy Kimmel and his wife Molly McNearney are expecting their first child together. The late-night talk show host shared the exciting news when stopping by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", airing on Wednesday, February 26.

"I'm having a baby... wait I want to finish... with Ellen," he jokingly said. "No, I decided to have the first one with my wife. We got married in July and, you know, it's interesting. It's disgusting the way babies are made." The show's host Ellen DeGeneres replied, "Good for you. And why is it disgusting?" Kimmel explained, "Well, there are so many human body parts involved. Did you know there are eggs in us? That's gross just to start with."
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Ellie Goulding's 'Beating Heart' From 'Divergent' Sountrack Debuted

February 25, 2014 02:59:27 GMT


Ellie Goulding has contributed to the soundtrack of highly-anticipated movie "Divergent" by recording a new track titled "Beating Heart". The song was premiered by Entertainment Weekly on Monday, February 24.

"In the last scene of the movie, Tris has just experienced multiple tragedies, even as she triumphs [for the moment] over her enemies," the movie's director Neil Burger said. "Ellie wrote 'Beating Heart' and we knew it'd be perfect for the end of the movie."
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Movie Nominees for 2014 Kids' Choice Awards Announced

February 25, 2014 02:46:24 GMT


The upcoming Nickelodeon's 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards announces its nominees. In the movie category, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert Downey Jr., Sandra Bullock, and Johnny Depp score two nods each. Lawrence's movie "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and Downey Jr.'s "Iron Man 3" are also up for Favorite Movie, facing off "Oz: The Great and Powerful" and "The Smurfs 2".

Lawrence and Bullock are pitted against each other in Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker. The other contenders in the former category are "Oz" star Mila Kunis and "Smurfs" leading lady Jayma Mays, while the other competitors in the latter are Evangeline Lilly ("The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug") and Lawrence's "Catching Fire" co-star Jena Malone.
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TV Nominees for 2014 Kids' Choice Awards: 'Big Bang Theory' and 'Sam and Cat' Up for Favorite Show

February 25, 2014 02:31:04 GMT


Nominees for Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards have been announced. Vying for the top honor in TV field, Favorite TV Show, are "The Big Bang Theory", "Good Luck Charlie, "Jessie" and "Sam & Cat".

"Sam & Cat" leads other TV nominees with three nods in total. The show puts its lead stars Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy in contention to win Favorite TV Actress. Other contenders in the category are Bridgit Mendler ("Good Luck Charlie") and Debby Ryan ("Jessie").
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'Ghostbusters' Star Harold Ramis Dies at 69, Stars Pay Tribute


February 25, 2014 02:12:46 GMT


Stars sent condolences on Twitter after actor Harold Ramis, who probably is mostly remembered for his role as Egon Spengler in 1984's "Ghostbusters", passed away at the age of 69. Ramis' agent told BBC that the actor/director/writer passed away from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, on Monday, February 24.

"His creativity, compassion, intelligence, humor and spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved him," his family said in a statement. Ramis, whose directing credits included "Groundhog Day" and "CaddyShack", is survived by his wife Erica, sons Julian and Daniel, daughter Violet and two grandchildren.
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Seth Rogen to Write and Direct Movie About Sega and Nintendo Rivalry

February 25, 2014 02:05:12 GMT


Seth Rogen is tackling a true-story flick for his next project. The "Neighbors" actor is set to write and direct "Console Wars", a movie that chronicles then-small gaming company Sega challenging much-bigger firm Nintendo in the 1990s.

The film is based on a book of the same name due May this year. Movie rights to the book is bought by Sony Pictures. Scott Rudin ("Moneyball", "The Social Network") serves as a producer, and the book's author Blake Harris serves as an executive producer.
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Shakira Premieres New Single 'Empire'

February 25, 2014 01:52:14 GMT


Shortly after announcing "Empire" as her new single, Shakira premiered the new song on Vevo on Monday, February 24. The song opens with the Latin singer showing off her beautiful and strong vocals over the sound of piano.

She then unleashes her inner rock star as she belts out the chorus. "Like the empire of the world unite/ We are alive/ And the stars make love to the universe/ You're my wild fire every single night/ We are alive," she croons.
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Erin Andrews on 'DWTS' Co-Hosting Gig: 'I Have Huge Shoes to Fill'

February 25, 2014 01:50:57 GMT


ABC has officially named Erin Andrews as a new co-host on "Dancing with the Stars". The news first broke on Sunday, February 23, but the network only confirmed the story on Monday via a press release.

Speaking about her new gig, Andrews realizes that it's going to be an adjustment. "I don't blame the audience at all. How could you?" she tells PEOPLE. "I know that I have huge shoes to fill."
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Amanda Seyfried Replaces Mila Kunis as Female Lead in 'Ted 2'

February 25, 2014 01:29:51 GMT


It looks like John and Lori's happy ending in "Ted" won't last long. Despite the fact that Mark Wahlberg's character got married to Mila Kunis' at the end of the first movie, "Ted 2" finds a new love interest, played by Amanda Seyfried, for him.

However, Kunis is still expected to appear in the sequel playing a small role. According to Deadline, the shift happens due to creative differences between the creator Seth MacFarlane and his writing partners Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild.
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Josh Brolin Kisses Assistant Kathryn Boyd in Rome

February 25, 2014 01:00:21 GMT


Josh Brolin has found a new love and he let the world know about it in Rome. The "True Grit" star was spotted kissing his assistant Kathryn Boyd while they stayed in Rome on Sunday, February 23.

Brolin and Boyd also showed some PDA while they strolled through Eternal City. The 46-year-old actor put his arms around her when they walked the cobblestone streets and took pictures of them together. They stopped by the famous Trevi Fountain and sat on the steps with him hugging her from behind.
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Robin Thicke and Paula Patton Separate After 9 Years of Marriage

February 25, 2014 00:35:00 GMT


Robin Thicke and Paula Patton announced that they are separating. The married couple said in a statement to People, "We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time."

Thicke and Patton have known each other for more than 20 years. They were married in 2005 and welcomed son Julian Fuego in April 2010. Thicke has also been expressing his love for Patton and how she's very understanding. The 36-year-old singer said last year, "We're pretty sure we've loved each other for a few lives."