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March 04, 2014

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'DWTS' Season 18 Cast and Their Pro Dancing Partners

March 04, 2014 14:37:13 GMT


The cast of "Dancing with the Stars" season 18 have been revealed on Tuesday, March 4 via ABC's "Good Morning America". Cody Simpson, whose name has popped up in the casting rumor last week, is indeed slated to take the dance floor when the show premieres on Monday, March 17.

This season's cast is a mix of competitors, ranging from former child stars to Olympic athletes. Simpson, a 17-year-old Australian heartthrob, is paired with new pro dancer Witney Carson. Also confirming the rumor is the casting of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes. She will compete for the mirror ball trophy with the help of Tony Dovolani.
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'12 Years a Slave' Director and Screenwriter Feuding Over Screenplay Credit

March 04, 2014 13:58:58 GMT


There's a feud behind the film that just took the Best Picture category at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Steve McQueen, the director of "12 Years a Slave", and John Ridley, the screenwriter of the slave drama are not in good terms over the credit on the movie's script.

The tension between the two was felt at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 2 when Ridley walked right past McQueen when he went onstage to accept his award of Best Adapted Screenplay. The camera also happened to capture McQueen's tepid clap when Ridley was declared a winner.
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Andre Drummond Denies Leaking Jennette McCurdy's Racy Photos

March 04, 2014 09:20:02 GMT


Jennette McCurdy's sexy photos recently surfaced online. In the racy pictures, the Nickelodeon star shed her child star image as she posed provocatively in various skimpy lingerie.

The pics made their round on the Internet after the "Sam & Cat" star opened up about her disastrous relationship with ex-boyfriend Andre Drummond, leading to speculation that the basketball player leaked the photos. Drummond, however, has denied it, writing on Twitter, "For all the speculations about leaking anything, I have nothing to do with it. I'm focused on basketball. Thank you."
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Idina Menzel Sings 'Let It Go' Using Classroom Instrument on 'Tonight Show'

March 04, 2014 09:14:31 GMT


Jimmy Fallon has hired Idina Menzel to sing her Oscar-winning song for the Monday, March 3 episode of his "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". The TV host and the Broadway star were joined by The Roots to perform the track using classroom instruments.

Menzel belted out the song while playing her triangle. Fallon, who sat next to the 44-year-old star, played the wooden letter blocks and the snare drum. The members of the backing band, meanwhile, played various instruments including rainbow-colored xylophone and mini keyboard.
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Celine Dion's Husband Recovering After Throat Cancer Surgery

March 04, 2014 08:50:50 GMT


Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil is resting at home in Las Vegas following a surgery to remove tumor from his throat. A representative for the singer confirmed in a statement that Angelil underwent the surgery on December 23. According to the statement, the procedure was "successful" and he was released from the hospital a few days later.

Dion additionally said of her husband's recovery, "I don't want Rene to stress out with work-related issues. I want him to focus on getting back to 100 percent. I've been doing my shows at the Colosseum and everything's under control." She continued, "At home we've been spending a lot of quality time with the family. We feel very fortunate that we've been able to get the best care possible and we thank God every day for helping us to get through this ordeal."
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Rob Ford 'a Little Upset' After Appearing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

March 04, 2014 08:48:11 GMT


Jimmy Kimmel held nothing back during an interview with Toronto mayor Rob Ford. As expected, the disgraced politician was grilled about his drug and alcohol issue during his appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Monday, March 3.

Kimmel read mean comments on Ford following announcement that he would appear on the show. Some Toronto residents called him "disgusting," "embarrassment," "sick", "abusive exploiter," and some others accused him of being racism and homophobia. "Are you homophobic?" Kimmel asked, to which Ford replied with a laugh, "No. Are you?"
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Jennifer Lopez Makes Out With Ricky Martin in Wisin's 'Adrenalina' Music Video

March 04, 2014 08:40:46 GMT


Wisin has enlisted Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin for his solo single "Adrenalina" and its accompanying music video. Arriving on Monday, March 3, the clip features the Puerto Rican rapper throwing a party where the two Latin superstars are among the guests.

Lopez steals the spotlight as she dances to the upbeat song while flaunting her killer curves and giving the camera some provocative moves in skimpy outfits. Later in the clip, the 44-year-old songstress meets Martin and things get steamy between them.
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Taylor Swift Obtains Restraining Order Against Alleged Stalker

March 04, 2014 08:08:45 GMT


An alleged stalker who allegedly has been bothering Taylor Swift since 2011 has been ordered to stay 100 yards away from the pop star and her family. According to a court document obtained by TMZ, the "Red" singer claimed that the man, Timothy Sweet, sent numerous messages to profess his love via letter, Twitter and e-mail.

"If anyone in Taylor Swift's family gets killed, it is not my fault," one of the messages allegedly read. In another message, Sweet claimed that Swift was his wife. "My wife, Taylor Swift (Sweet) and I live in Beverly Hills. I am in love with her. In conclusion, we treat each other with dignity and respect. I will carry a gun to protect her the rest of my life," he allegedly wrote.
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'300: Rise of an Empire' Releases New Featurette

March 04, 2014 08:01:22 GMT


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A new featurette is unleashed ahead of "300: Rise of an Empire" theatrical release this coming Friday, March 7. It features commentaries from producers Deborah and Zack Snyder as well as actor Sullivan Stapleton. New footage from the movie is also displayed.

At one point, Themistocles (Stapleton) is seen taking aim at Darius (Yigal Naor) with his bow and the arrow lands right on the target. It all happens as Darius' son, the young Xerxes, is nearby watching in horror. Rodrigo Santoro from the first film is back to reprise his role as Xerxes.
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'American Idol' Results Show Moves to 9 P.M.

March 04, 2014 07:59:39 GMT


"American Idol" results show is going to air one hour later. FOX is moving the Thursday results show from 8 P.M. to 9 P.M. starting March 13, as part of a newly-annonced scheduling shift.

The adjustment is made as the network moves Greg Kinnear's low-rated legal drama "Rake" from Thursday to Friday, occupying "Bones" old slot at 8 P.M. The 12th season of Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen" will take over the Thursday, 8 P.M. timeslot, debuting on March 13.
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Ariana Grande and Chris Brown's Collab May Be Called 'Don't Be Gone Too Long'

March 04, 2014 07:50:31 GMT


It has been reported that Ariana Grande is readying a new song with Chris Brown. Some new details about the collaboration recently emerged as Brown's celebrity barber posted a photo revealing that the track would probably be called "Don't Be Gone Too Long".

Grande and Brown first teased their collaboration by tweeting what might be the lyrics of their new project. The Nickelodeon star, who released her debut album "Yours Truly" last summer, then revealed to her fans that a new song that they hadn't heard would arrive later this month.
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Scarlett Johansson's 'Avengers 2' Scenes to Get Fast-Tracked Following Pregnant Report

March 04, 2014 07:30:38 GMT


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What's going to happen to Black Widow in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" now that Scarlett Johansson is having a bun in the oven? Rumor has it, the filming schedule will need a little bit of adjustment. "They're going to fast-track her scenes," a source tells E! News.

ScarJo, who will next be seen in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", is reportedly around five months pregnant, which means Marvel won't have much time before she is expected to give birth this summer. The baby will be the actress' first child with her fiance, Romain Dauriac.
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Chris Kattan Ordered to Attend AA Meetings Following DUI Arrest

March 04, 2014 07:17:57 GMT


Chris Kattan has been ordered to attend alcohol anonymous meetings after he was arrested and charged with driving under influence of drug last month. The former "Saturday Night Live" star attended a court meeting on Monday, March 3 where he pleaded not guilty to the charge. The judge then ordered him to attend the meetings twice a week as condition for his bail, TMZ reports. The site, however, mentions that alcohol was not involved in the accident.

Kattan talked to a videographer who caught up with him at an airport in L.A. before the Oscars. During the brief encounter, the actor said that he was taking medications following a back surgery.
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Video: Ed Sheeran Joins Elton John to Perform 'Candle in the Wind' at Oscars Party

March 04, 2014 07:03:53 GMT


Ed Sheeran took the stage at the 22nd annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday night, March 2. The 23-year-old redhead joined John to perform a special rendition of the veteran entertainer's "Candle in the Wind".

Dressed casually in a black shirt and a pair of jeans, Sheeran sang while playing his guitar. Meanwhile, John performed while sitting at a piano. They played the classic for audience members that included A-listers like Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum, Ashley Greene and Neil Patrick Harris.
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'The Voice' Recap: Blake Shelton Does the Moonwalk, Usher Pushes the Button With Foot

March 04, 2014 06:57:40 GMT


"The Voice" coaches added more singers to their teams on the third part of Blind Auditions. Blake Shelton scored Ryan Whyte Maloney, the first contestant who performed in the March 3 episode, beating the other three coaches who also pushed the button for the Vegas singer. Ryan said his son would want him to choose Team Blake, and so he did. The country crooner celebrated it with a moonwalk.

De'Shawn Washington, a 23-year-old college dropout from a small town in Louisiana, got Shakira to turn her chair and joined her team by default. Adam Levine and Usher fought over Sam Behymer. The former found the 25-year-old nanny weird, wonderful and different from anyone else's, while Usher claimed he knew how to encourage individuality. Sam chose Team Adam.
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Zoe Saldana in Talks to Play Eartha Kitt in Biopic

March 04, 2014 06:28:53 GMT


Zoe Saldana could play the iconic Eartha Kitt on the big screen. The Telegram learns that the "Avatar" actress is in negotiations to portray the lead role in a biopic about the late "Santa Baby" hitmaker who died at 81 from colon cancer in 2008.

The movie is expected to depict Kitt's rise to fame and obstacles including the time when she suffered a substantial professional setback in 1960s. She opposed the war in Vietnam and reportedly made Lady Bird Johnson burst into tears with her criticisms during a White House luncheon.
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Liza Minnelli Missed Ellen DeGeneres' All-Star Selfie at the Oscars

March 04, 2014 06:21:41 GMT


Liza Minnelli tried to get into Ellen DeGeneres' star-studded selfie at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, but she failed. The actress, who attended the awards show wearing a blue dress with a blue streak on her hair, can be seen standing behind the stars in a photo which was taken by Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz from the balcony of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

A Twitter user commented on the photo, "Poor Liza (in blue). Too short & missed selfie of all time." Minnelli herself has responded to the photo via a spokesperson, saying, "This picture explains why I never played basketball."
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Shakira Unveils Self-Titled Album Tracklist

March 04, 2014 05:02:58 GMT


Shakira has unveiled the full tracklist of her upcoming self-titled album, "Shakira". The deluxe edition of the record will feature 15 new songs including her collaboration with Rihanna, "Can't Remember to Forget You".

The track was released as the lead single off the new album and it has peaked at No. 15 on Billboard 100. The rock/reggae-tinged song is followed up by second single "Empire" which was dropped in late February.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Discusses 'Terminator: Genesis' as Possible Plot Emerges

March 04, 2014 04:57:23 GMT


Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms in a new interview that "Terminator: Genesis" will start filming soon. "We start filming in April and it will be a four-and-a-half month long shoot," says the former Governor of California who is set to reprise his role as the titular cyborg.

The actor tells The Arnold Fans, "Most of it will be done in New Orleans, with some filming in San Francisco and maybe a little in LA. The last Terminator was when I was Governor and so I couldn't be in that movie, but now I'm back again and they are very excited about having me in the film."
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'The Bachelor: The Women Tell All': Juan Pablo Grilled by the Girls, Renee Happily Engaged

March 04, 2014 04:48:47 GMT


Juan Pablo Galavis was at the receiving end of his controversial moves on "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All" aired on Monday, March 3. The girls, except for the final two, reunited in the special and they slammed the former pro soccer player even before he showed up.

Andi Dorfman brought up her disastrous Fantasy Suite date and blamed Juan Pablo for only talking about himself. The girls echoed Andi's complaint that Juan Pablo never asked them about themselves, but Sharleen Joynt disagreed, saying, "I found him to be very curious... I thought he was very kind to me."
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Pharrell Williams' Grammy Hat Sold for $44,100

March 04, 2014 04:38:21 GMT


Pharrell Williams' hat which he wore at the Grammy Awards earlier this year has found a new owner. Williams announced in a Twitter post on Sunday, March 2 that the hat was sold for $44,100 in an eBay auction.

"Thank you to whoever bought my Grammy hat on @eBay for $44,100. Your donation benefits From One Hand to Another," Williams tweeted. Restaurant chain Arby's replied to the post, "You're welcome. We're HAPPY to support a great cause & get our hat back. Good luck at the #Oscars tonight!" The singer/producer then responded to the post, writing, "What a pleasant surprise. Thank you @Arbys, our roast beef is now officially well done."
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R. Kelly Readies 'White Panties', Talks Possible Collaboration Album With Mary J. Blige

March 04, 2014 04:11:00 GMT


Just a few months after releasing "Black Panties", R. Kelly already has a plan to drop a follow-up album. The singer made the revelation about the new record during an interview with V Magazine, which is on newsstands now.

"It's called White Panties," Kelly announced the title of the sequel to "Black Panties", which peaked at No. 4 on Billboard 200 following its arrival in December. "And you can expect a whole other level," he added.
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Justin Bieber Shares Selena Gomez Photo, Calls Her the 'Most Elegant Princess'


March 04, 2014 03:43:30 GMT


Justin Bieber professed his undying interest in his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez in a new Instagram post. On Monday, March 3 the 19-year-old pop star shared a collage photo of the "Come & Get It" singer which was taken at the Vanity Fair party hosted by Graydon Carter after the 2014 Oscars.

In the photo, Gomez can be seen wearing an Emilio Pucci dress. She sported natural look make-up and styled her long hair down. She also wore a pair of earrings to match her dress. "Most elegant princess in the world," Bieber captioned the photo.
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Rob Ford's Jimmy Kimmel Appearance Irks Toronto Councillors

March 04, 2014 03:35:28 GMT


Rob Ford's scheduled appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" has drawn the ire of Toronto councillors. Some of the embattled Toronto Mayor's colleagues fear that his trip to Los Angeles will only further ridicule the city following his admission that he smoked crack.

Councillor Doug Ford, who is running his brother's mayoral re-election campaign, tells The Globe and Mail that his brother's appearance is to promote Toronto's film industry. He claims that he and his brother are "promoting Toronto like no one's promoted Toronto before."
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Zack Snyder Responds to 'Man of Steel 2' Casting Controversies


March 04, 2014 03:34:45 GMT


Zack Snyder addresses controversies surrounding the unconventional casting of "Man of Steel 2". Ben Affleck was tapped as the caped crusader to mixed reactions, and then Gal Gadot was picked to play Wonder Woman. The uproar got louder when Jesse Eisenberg was later chosen to portray Lex Luthor.

"We know the material; unfortunately, the fans don't know the material," the director explains to Hero Complex. "So, we're casting according to what's happening in the script. And we're hoping that leads to enough originality, enough perspective on what we're doing that you get something fresh and exciting."
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Robin Thicke Sings 'Let's Stay Together' at Show to Win Paula Patton Back

March 04, 2014 03:16:44 GMT


Robin Thicke will do anything to save his marriage to Paula Patton. The R&B singer was making a tour stop at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sunday night, March 2 when he decided to woo back his estranged wife through song.

When Thicke took a break to interact with audience, a fan yelled, "I love Paula." The "Blurred Lines" singer, who was still wearing his wedding ring, then responded, "I do too," before singing a cover of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together".
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Kim Novak's Appearance at the Oscars Sparks Twitter Jokes

March 04, 2014 02:52:56 GMT


Some Twitter users made mean comments following Kim Novak's appearance at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2. The 81-year-old actress, who is popular for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 movie "Vertigo", was accompanied by Matthew McConaughey to present a trophy for Best Animated Feature, which eventually went to "Frozen (2013)".

Novak caught people's attention due to apparent plastic surgeries she had on her face. "Kim Novak's face just won for 'Frozen'," a Twitter user wrote. "Ha! Kim Novak announcing 'Frozen!' #irony," another person tweeted. Donald Trump also commented on Novak's appearance, saying that she "should sue her plastic surgeon."
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'12 Years a Slave' to Get Theatrical Expansion After Oscars Win


March 04, 2014 02:43:27 GMT


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Fox Searchlight is looking to expand the theatrical release of "12 Years a Slave" for a much wider audience. Fresh off the big night at Academy Awards, the studio plans to play the drama in more than 1,000 theaters this coming weekend although it's set for DVD release on Tuesday, March 4.

The historical slavery pic still draws big audience despite having been in U.S. theaters for 20 weeks. On the eve of Oscars, the movie which got a limited 19-theater debut late last year enjoyed a 86.8% spike in ticket sales as audiences flocked to 411 theaters to see the film before the prestigious event.
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Lena Dunham Booked to Pen 'Archie' Comic Series


March 04, 2014 02:36:15 GMT


After a hit TV series, Lena Dunham now is going to try her hand at writing comics. The series creator and star of HBO's "Girls" has been tapped to write a four-part story for the "Archie" comic series.

"We sent her a box of tons of Archie books," says newly-hired Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa who recruited the Golden Globe-winning actress. "She devoured them all, and maybe a week or two later came back with her pitch."
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Kanye West's DONDA Partners With Jay-Z's Roc Nation

March 04, 2014 02:16:13 GMT


Jay-Z's Roc Nation announces that it has partnered with Kanye West's creative company DONDA. According to a statement released on Monday, March 4, the partnership includes the "Bound 2" rapper's "international recording brand and worldwide touring ventures."

DONDA, which is named after West's late mother, was officially launched in 2011. The company was responsible for the packaging and tour design of his musical collaboration with Jay-Z "Watch the Throne" as well as the artwork of "Yeezus" album and the production of "Yeezus" tour.
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Chris Evans Plans Hiatus From Acting After His Marvel Contract Ends

March 04, 2014 02:07:17 GMT


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"Captain America: The First Avenger" actor Chris Evans reveals his plan after his contract with Marvel comes to a close. The hunky star tells Glamour in an interview that he's thinking about taking a break after he completes his obligation with the studio.

The actor has been interested in directing lately. His directorial debut "1:30 Train", which revolves around a woman who is robbed on her way to catch a train, is currently in post-production. He plays the male lead opposite actress Alice Eve.
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Academy Awards 2014 Telecast Posts Biggest Audience in 10 Years

March 04, 2014 02:02:32 GMT


Ellen DeGeneres helped score big ratings for ABC with the 86th Annual Academy Awards. The Sunday, March 2 telecast attracted 43 million viewers, making it the most-watched Oscars since 2004 and the most-watched entertainment program since "Friends" series finale on NBC in May 2004.

The viewership grew 6 percent from last year's Oscars hosted by Seth MacFarlane which posted 40.4 million viewers. In the key 18-49 demographic, the show was steady with a 12.9 rating, only slightly below the 13 rating posted by the 2013 gala. The record for the biggest audience ever for the Oscars is still held by the 1998 ceremony which lured 55.3 million people.
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Pizza Delivery Guy at the Oscars Gets $1,000 Tip From Ellen DeGeneres


March 04, 2014 01:54:49 GMT


Ellen DeGeneres has given a $1,000 tip to the man who delivered pizza at the 2014 Oscars on Sunday, March 2. The man, Edgar Martirosyan, appeared in a Monday episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to talk about the Oscar night.

"You thought you were going to bring them (the pizzas) to some producers? What did they tell you?" DeGeneres asked. "Yeah, they told me I'm just going to deliver for writers and then when I was there they just told me wait here and you came out...and you said I'm going to let you know when to follow me and I was like, we're we going," the pizzaria owner recalled. "You said just follow me and I'm going then I'm on a stage... I was in shock."
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Chelsea Handler's Oscars Tweets on Lupita Nyong'o, '12 Years a Slave' Deemed Racist

March 04, 2014 00:29:39 GMT


Chelsea Handler is under fire for posting several racially charged tweets during the 86th Academy Awards. The comedienne became the guest tweeter for The Huffington Post on Sunday, March 2 and she may have gone too far with some of her comments.

On Lupita Nyong'o's win for Best Supporting Actress, she wrote, "#AngelinaJolie just filed adoption papers #lupitanyongo #Oscars." She later stayed on the subject, writing, "#AngelinaJolie's adoption went through #sidneypoitier." Jolie was presenting an award with the legendary actor. She also took a jab at Whoopi Goldberg, writing, "Sorry Chanel #whoopsigoldberg #Oscars."
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Scarlett Johansson Is 5-Month Pregnant With Fiance Romain Dauriac's Baby

March 04, 2014 00:07:40 GMT


Scarlett Johansson is going to be a mom. The 29-year-old actress is pregnant with fiance Romain Dauriac's baby and she is reportedly already five months along in the pregnancy.

The news came as a shock because she came to Cesar Film Awards in Paris on February 28 without the signs that she was pregnant. Wearing a blue jacket, she managed to conceal the baby bump while walking the red carpet with her French journalist beau.
 
 
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