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June 18, 2014

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Jay Leno Wins Mark Twain Prize for American Humor From Kennedy Center

June 18, 2014 16:48:14 GMT


Jay Leno is announced as the recipient for the 17th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this year. "What an honor! I'm a big fan of Mark Twain's. In fact, 'A Tale of Two Cities' is one of my favorite books!" the funnyman gushed.

He will be roasted by fellow comedians in a ceremony held by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on October 19. The event will air later on November 23 on PBS stations. The talent lineup will be revealed sometime soon.
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First Still of Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

June 18, 2014 16:03:34 GMT


"Fifty Shades of Grey" releases the very first still. Unlike the previous teasers which only showed a tuxedo-clad Jamie Dornan from the back, this new picture gives a look at the handsome actor from the front as he channels his inner Christian Grey.

Dornan sits behind the wheel wearing a black leather jacket atop his button-down. The picture is released in honor of the fictional kinky businessman's birthday on June 18. "Happy Birthday Christian Grey #FiftyShades," reads the caption for the image.
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Report: Malia Obama Ordered to Fetch Coffee While Working on 'Extant' Set

June 18, 2014 09:22:50 GMT


President Obama's daughter Malia Obama started her job in filming set just like other people who had to start from the bottom. According to a report by TMZ, the 15-year-old Malia, who worked as a production assistant, spent much of her days on the set of Halle Berry's "Extant" fetching coffee for other crew members.

According to the report, Malia's other task during her one-week stint includes helping the crew block people from walking through scenes during shooting. Secret service agents reportedly were always with her when she was on the set, but they kept their distance.
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'True Blood' Musical Pitched to HBO

June 18, 2014 09:16:57 GMT


"True Blood" may live beyond its 7-season run. While HBO already announced that the upcoming installment would be the last for the show, composer Nathan Barr has come up with an idea of a musical version of the show.

"This was something that I pitched to HBO and [series creator] Alan Ball," said Barr, who has composed instrumental scores for all seven seasons of the series, at the season 7 premiere party in Hollywood on Tuesday, June 17.
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Chris Brown Plans to Move in With Karrueche Tran

June 18, 2014 09:13:58 GMT


Chris Brown has planned to build a new life and home with his girlfriend Karrueche Tran after released from jail. A source revealed that Chris had decided to sell his mansion in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills and planned to move in with Karrueche to a new place. The source said, "All he wants is to be peaceful and to set up shop somewhere that will make him and Karrueche [Tran] happy."

The ex-boyfriend of Rihanna seemed serious in his relationship with Karrueche. Report said that he wanted to begin a new life with Karrueche as she was always there for him through the tough times and that's why Chris loved her even more.
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T.I. and Iggy Azalea Debut 'No Mediocre' Music Video

June 18, 2014 09:08:14 GMT


Just a day after dropping the official audio of his collaboration with Iggy Azalea, "No Mediocre", T.I. treats fans with its accompanying music video. Premiering on MTV on Tuesday, June 17, the clip was shot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Director X.

Tip is seen meeting some hot women, and even playing soccer with them, as he hits some places around the city. He joins Azalea at a party filled with twerking ladies before he heads home to enjoy the rest of the day with several other girls clad in sexy outfits.
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Melanie Griffith Erases Antonio Banderas Tattoo at First Appearance After Split

June 18, 2014 08:42:47 GMT


Melanie Griffith makes her first red carpet appearance after announcing separation from her husband Antonio Banderas in Italy. The Oscar-nominated actress attended the Taormina Film Festival on Tuesday afternoon, June 17. During her appearance, Griffith's "Antonio" tattoo which is inked on her upper arm appeared to have been covered with some make up. She also ditched her wedding ring.

At the film festival, Griffith rocked a printed dress with sheer part around the neck. She was joined by Eva Longoria at the Italian event. "On our way to Taormina Film Festival! @MelanieGriffith," the "Desperate Housewives" alum captioned a photo of her and the "Working Girl" actress.
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Plagiarism Lawsuit Over Lady GaGa's 'Judas' Dismissed

June 18, 2014 08:38:18 GMT


Back in 2011, a Chicago musician named Rebecca Francescatti filed a lawsuit against Lady GaGa, claiming that the star's song called "Judas" featured illegal samples of her 1999 song titled "Juda". Now, a judge has dismissed the lawsuit, saying that "the two songs are not substantially similar."

"No reasonable trier of fact could find that Defendants copied protected expression in Francescatti's song," U.S. District Judge Marvin E. Aspen stated in his conclusion. "The songs do not 'share enough unique features to give rise to a breach of the duty not to copy another's work.' .... Accordingly, we grant Defendant's motion for summary judgment."
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Video: Idina Menzel Professionally Handles Wardrobe Malfunction on Stage

June 18, 2014 08:29:05 GMT


Idina Menzel almost suffered a wardrobe malfunction in the mid-performance of "Take Me or Leave Me" during her musical "If/Then" at Radio City Music Hall on June 16. Rather than panicking and rushing offstage, Idina handled the incident professionally by making some jokes about it.

The incident happened when an audience member alerted the "Let It Go" singer that her leather bra top was sliding up, which could lead to a nip-slip. Idina then examined her clothes and said, "What? My boob's coming out?" After that a crew member rushed to assist her. In a calm way, Idina then parodied a line from her song as she kept examining herself, "These divas need their stage!"
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'Boardwalk Empire' Final Season Is Set in the Great Depression

June 18, 2014 08:21:41 GMT


A "Boardwalk Empire" star has shared a juicy detail from the fifth season of the drama series. Speaking during a press day for "The Purge: Anarchy", Michael K. Williams revealed that the next installment would be set during the Great Depression.

"The storyline has jumped seven years [into the future], which is why I have the beard now," the actor spilled the setting of season 5. "The Depression has set in. The days of the shiny shoes and fancy suits are long gone."
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Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield Hold Signs to Promote Charities During Outing

June 18, 2014 08:08:29 GMT


Emma Stone and her boyfriend Andrew Garfield showed their support to various charities as photographers followed them during an outing on Tuesday morning, June 17. The Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker depicters in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" used the moment to spread the awareness by holding small signs in front of their faces.

Wearing a black outfit, the 25-year-old actress held a sign which read, "Good morning! We were eating and saw a group of guys with cameras outside. And so we thought, let's try this again. We don't need the attention, but these wonderful organizations do." The message continued with the sign held by Garfield. It read, "www.youthmentoring.org, www.autismspeaks.org (and don't forget) www.wwo.org, www.gildasclubnyc.org. Here's to the stuff that matters. Have a great day!"
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OK Go Tricks Viewers in Amazing 'The Writing's on the Wall' Music Video

June 18, 2014 07:49:51 GMT


OK Go released an amazing music video for their "The Writing's on the Wall" on their YouTube channel on Tuesday, June 17. The group, who's best known for dancing on moving treadmills in their 2006 "Here It Goes Again" visuals, now tricks viewers with some optical illusions in the new clip.

In it, they're seen walking around a warehouse and giving viewers interesting perspective views of geometric shapes and illusions. They walk on stairs and standing among boxes that aren't actually there and ride the bicycle upside down.
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Clive Owen Is Ruthless Doctor in 'The Knick' First Trailer

June 18, 2014 07:41:56 GMT


After previewed in several teasers, the first trailer for Cinemax's new new series "The Knick" has finally arrived. The video gives a look at bloody scenes in the operation room and follows Clive Owen's doctor character who performs some of the surgeries. It appears that their unconventional methods will cause a demonstration.

"We men kind have progressed so far," Owen says in the video. "We live in a time of endless possibility." He adds, "With every blow I mend, every extra year I give to a patient, I know that at the very least, something has been won."
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Kevin Costner in Talks for Sci-Fi Thriller 'Criminal'

June 18, 2014 07:31:11 GMT


Kevin Costner will channel his inner conman in a new sci-fi thriller "Criminal". The Wrap learns that the 59-year-old actor is in negotiations to play the lead role in the upcoming movie which has Ariel Vromen ("The Iceman") sitting behind the lens.

He will play a dangerous and unpredictable criminal who finds himself in unfamiliar territory when a dead CIA operative's skills, secrets and memories are implanted into his brain. The government agency hopes that he will finish the mission for them.
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Jason Biggs Goes Naked to Promote Wife's New Book

June 18, 2014 07:16:12 GMT


Jason Biggs is captured on camera being naked with only his wife's new book covering his private parts. The photo was shared by the actor's wife Jenny Mollen on her Twitter account on Tuesday, June 17 as she promoted her newly-released memoir "I Like You Just the Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People".

"My book, I Like You Just The Way I Am is out TODAY! Please get a copy so this guy can afford clothes," she captioned the snap. In the photo, the "Orange Is the New Black" actor can be seen dozing off in a bed. Some pillows and blankets are also featured in the photo.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $7 Million to Marine Conservation Efforts

June 18, 2014 07:01:43 GMT


Leonardo DiCaprio made a big announcement at the State Department "Our Ocean" conference on June 16. He declared that he pledged $7 million from Leonardo DiCaprio foundation to marine conservation projects for the next two years.

In the conference, the "Inception" actor was introduced by Secretary of State John Kerry, following a video message from President Barack Obama. In the video, President Obama said, "Growing up in Hawaii, I learned early to appreciate the beauty and power of the ocean. And like Presidents Clinton and Bush before me, I'm going to use my authority as president to protect some of our most precious marine landscapes, just like we do for mountains and rivers and forests."
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Video: Ed Sheeran Teams Up With Demi Lovato for 'Give Me Love' at Hollywood Bowl

June 18, 2014 06:45:01 GMT


Demi Lovato joined Ed Sheeran onstage during his set at 104.3 MY FM Presents My Big Night Out at the Hollywood Bowl on Monday night, June 16. The duo teamed up for an amazing duet of "Give Me Love", one of the British redhead's hits from his debut album "+".

Lovato and Sheeran sounded great together. They shared the vocal duties as the "Lego House" hitmaker played his guitar. He gave the former Disney star a big hug once they finished the song. He later talked about the duet in a Twitter post.
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'Pretty Little Liars' 5.03 Preview Teases a Big Shocker

June 18, 2014 06:40:27 GMT


"Pretty Little Liars" isn't done surprising fans. A preview for the next episode of the drama series hints at a "shocker now one saw coming" as the Liars are back in school following their "stressful week" in New York.

Ali is also back to Rosewood High and Mona thinks her return will only bring the "drama and danger and suspense" surrounding her all this time. Meanwhile, a suspect in Mrs. D's death may be found and it could surprise the girls.
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'Guardians of the Galaxy' New Trailer: Star Lord and Rocket Raccoon Bickering

June 18, 2014 06:35:26 GMT


As "Guardians of the Galaxy" release date is coming closer, an international new trailer for the movie is unleashed for viewing pleasure. Packed with new footage, it shows the dynamic relationship among the guardians which consist of "a thief, two thugs, an assassin, and a maniac."

The video begins with a young Peter Quill being abducted from earth and then proceeds to show how those outlaws are brought together to protect the galaxy from evil force. Star Lord and Rocket Raccoon are seen constantly bickering with each other. A glimpse at the villain is shown as well.
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T.I. Responds to Azealia Banks' Comments: 'I Will End You'

June 18, 2014 06:28:45 GMT


T.I. and Azealia Banks are feuding on social media after the raptress made not-so-nice comments about his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle. On Tuesday, June 17, the "Whatever You Like" rapper ended up writing an angry message on Instagram, telling Banks to stop harassing his family or "I will end you."

The two rap stars' feud started on June 16 when Banks tweeted some comments about Tiny. "U want no mediocre but... have you seen your wife?" she wrote, referring to T.I.'s collaboration with Iggy Azalea "No Mediocore". The post was later deleted.
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Video: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Spotted at Party Together

June 18, 2014 04:59:04 GMT


Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were spotted partying together at Justin's friend Alfredo Flores' birthday party at Bootsy Bellows, Los Angeles on June 16. In an Instagram video posted by Justin's friend and drag-racing partner Khalil on June 17, Selena smiled widely as she and Justin huddled up together to watch Alfredo receiving a birthday cake from a woman. Kelly Osbourne, Pierre Balian, and Kenny Hamilton were also spotted enjoying the wild party.

A source revealed that Justin and Selena also spent time together on the next day. "They spent all day riding together on a Can-Am Spyder on Sunset Blvd... Justin drove while Selena sat on the back holding on to [him]," the source said, "He was incredibly sweet with her and they looked super happy and in love."
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Lana Del Rey Unveils 'Shades of Cool' Music Video

June 18, 2014 04:58:32 GMT


Lana Del Rey celebrates the release of her new album, "Ultraviolence", by dropping the official music video for promotional track "Shades of Cool". The Jake Nava-directed visuals focuses on the singer's romantic relationship with a much older man.

She's featured swimming in a pool as he watches from another place and dancing with him while smoking a cigarette in a retro house. In another scene, Del Rey appears as a hologram, emotionally singing the song.
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Warner Bros. Developing 'Scooby-Doo' Live-Action Reboot

June 18, 2014 04:31:19 GMT


"Scooby-Doo" is getting a new live-action treatment. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. has hired Randall Green to write a fresh screenplay for the reboot based on the popular Hanna-Barbera television cartoon series of the same name.

The first film arrived in 2002. Directed by Raja Gosnell, it starred Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini, and Matthew Lillard as the members of crime-solving gang Mystery Inc., while Neil Fanning voiced the titular dog.
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George R.R. Martin Featured in 'Game of Thrones' Funny or Die Spoof

June 18, 2014 04:28:17 GMT


George R.R. Martin has helped Los Angeles-based hair stylist Jonathan Van Ness spoof "Game of Thrones". Van Ness has provided recaps of the hit HBO series in language that the gays will understand since season 3 and the author of "A Song of Fire and Ice" puts a twist in the latest edition of the parody.

After breaking down the season 4 finale, Van Ness gets stabbed by fellow hairdresser Jeffery after the latter confessed his love for the former. The scene cuts to Martin who portrays a grandfather who reads his grandson "a story about a Game of Thrones recap show with an LGBT perspective."
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Report: Casey Kasem's Daughter to File Elder Abuse Claim

June 18, 2014 04:24:15 GMT


Casey Kasem's daughter Kerri Kasem reportedly will file elder abuse claim against her stepmother Jean Kasem. As reported by New York Daily News, Casey's eldest daughter will submit the claim to Santa Monica Police next Monday.

"I have been hired to gather the facts to prove that Jean Kasem committed a crime. Casey would be alive today - he probably would have lived for another year or more - if it had not been for Jean's cruelty and abuse," a private investigator named Logan Clarke, who is hired by Kerri, additionally told Mail Online on Tuesday, June 17. Logan said that the evidence he gathered would be used in "possible legal actions - both criminal and civil" against Jean.
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Rupert Grint to Make Broadway Debut in 'It's Only a Play'

June 18, 2014 04:13:00 GMT


Rupert Grint is heading to the Great White Way. The actor lands a role in Terrence McNally's revival of comedy play "It's Only a Play". It's the first Broadway gig for the British star who made his West End debut in a revival of Jez Butterworth's "Mojo" last year.

The stage production revolves around an anxious writer (Matthew Broderick) who is eagerly awaiting the reviews of his play on opening night. Grint known for his role as Ron Weasley in "Harry Potter" movie series plays Frank Finger who directs the play.
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Video: Jennifer Lopez Rocks 'Tonight Show' With 'First Love'

June 18, 2014 04:03:51 GMT


Jennifer Lopez stopped by "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Monday night, June 16 to promote her new album, "A.K.A.". The diva delivered a mind-blowing performance of her current single "First Love" during the show's special episode in Orlando.

Wrapping her enviable curves in a sparkling red jumpsuit, she was joined by some backing vocalists and a band. In the middle of the performance, the 44-year-old superstar told the band, "Wait a minute. I wanna dance!"
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Zendaya on Being Cast for Aaliyah Biopic: 'I Really Want It to Be Perfect for Her'

June 18, 2014 03:34:46 GMT


Zendaya Coleman has seemingly reacted to criticisms against her casting in Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic. In an interview on Tuesday, a day after the news was announced, the 17-year-old singer/actress/dancer explained why she's the right choice for the part.

"I really want it to be perfect for her and show young people what she was able to do and what she accomplished," the Disney star said. "If you want something done right, you've got to do it yourself."
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Colin Firth Drops Out of Paddington Bear Movie

June 18, 2014 03:29:31 GMT


Colin Firth is no longer attached to "Paddington" movie as the voice the titular bear. "It's been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realisation that he simply doesn't have my voice," he said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly.

"After a period of denial we've chosen conscious uncoupling. I've had the joy of seeing most of the film and it's going to be quite wonderful. I still feel rather protective of this bear and I'm pestering them all with suggestions for finding a voice worthy of him," the actor went on.
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Kanye West Slams Annie Leibovitz Over Wedding Photo

June 18, 2014 03:15:20 GMT


Kanye West revealed in a recent event that famed photographer Annie Leibovitz bailed on her job to photograph him and Kim Kardashian shortly before their wedding took place. The "College Dropout" rapper talked about his wedding photo at a conference in Cannes on Tuesday, June 17. At the event, West added that he and his reality star wife needed four days to work on their official wedding photo which shows them kissing in front of a wall of roses.

"Let me tell you something about that kiss photo that my girl put up ... this was pissing my girl off during the honeymoon, she was exhausted because we worked on the photo so much because Annie Leibovitz pulled out right before the wedding. I think that she was, like, scared of the idea of celebrity," West said, as reported by Page Six.
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Shannon Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars Is Arrested for DUI

June 18, 2014 03:14:55 GMT


30 Seconds to Mars' drummer Shannon Leto was arrested for the suspicion of DUI on June 16. According to TMZ, the musician got busted in Hollywood at around 7 P.M., after police saw his car stalled on Fairfax Blvd.

The Los Angeles police officer who arrested him on Monday night said that Shannon was showing "signs of impairment" when the police approached him and later he was arrested under the suspicion of DUI.
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Katy Perry Launches Own Record Label, Signs 'Prismatic' Tour Opener Ferras

June 18, 2014 02:59:36 GMT


Katy Perry has started her own record label. On Tuesday, June 17, the "Dark Horse" singer announced the launch of Metamorphosis Record which is a joint venture with her current label, Capitol Records.

Fellow Capitol artist Ferras becomes the first to sign with Metamorphosis. On Tuesday, he released a self-titled EP which was executive produced by Perry. The 5-song record includes a track called "Legends Never Die" that features guest vocals from the "Roar" hitmaker.
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Paul Simon and Wife Edie Brickell Freed From Domestic Violence Case

June 18, 2014 02:21:26 GMT


There's no more to Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell's legal case. Prosecutors said on Tuesday, June 17 that they were dropping the domestic violence charges which were filed against the singers couple after an argument.

The court clerk in Norwalk, Connecticut told several media sites that prosecutors told a judge they were declining to pursue the case, meaning the charges will be dropped and eventually erased after 13 months. Simon and Brickell did not appear at the Norwalk Superior Court at that time.
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Teen Choice Awards 2014: Beyonce, Rihanna Among Nominees in Fashion

June 18, 2014 02:21:06 GMT


The first wave of nominees for the 2014 Teen Choice has been announced. On the list which was revealed on Tuesday, June 17, many stars from various categories such as movie, TV, music, fashion and other are vying for prizes at the awards show which will air on Sunday, August 10 on FOX. Fans from the age of 13 and 19 can vote once a day for each category on the Teen Choice Awards' site.

In the category of fashion, Beyonce Knowles and Rihanna are among stars who are nominated for Choice Female Hottie award. The two singers are joined by other stars such as Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Kendall Jenner and Bella Thorne in the competition. In addition to the said award, Beyonce is included in Choice Female Artist category.
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Teen Choice Awards 2014: Jennifer Lawrence Scores Big in Movie Nominations

June 18, 2014 02:00:17 GMT


The 2014 Teen Choice Awards nominees have been unveiled. In the movie category, teen's favorites like "Divergent" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" became the obvious contenders.

"Divergent" scored three nominations; one for Choice Action Movie and two for its leading cast Shailene Woodley and Theo James. Woodley also scored through her role as cancer-stricken teen in "The Fault in Our Stars".
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Teen Choice Awards 2014: Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift Lead Music Nominees

June 18, 2014 02:00:13 GMT


The first wave of nominees for the 2014 Teen Choice Awards has been announced. In music field, pop/R&B singer Justin Timberlake and country superstar Taylor Swift lead the pack with two nods each.

Timberlake is nominated for Choice Male Artist award alongside Jason Derulo, Pharrell Williams, Pitbull, Austin Mahone and Ed Sheeran. He's also set to compete against Iggy Azalea, Eminem, John Legend and Nicki Minaj for Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist.
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Teen Choice Awards 2014: 'Vampire Diaries' and 'Pretty Little Liars' Dominate TV Nominations

June 18, 2014 01:50:43 GMT


The first wave of nominations for the 2014 Teen Choice Awards has been announced. In TV categories, teens' favorites "The Vampire Diaries" and "Pretty Little Liars" lead the pack with five apiece.

"Vampire Diaries" is nominated for Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi. Also vying for the title are "Arrow", "Once Upon a Time", "Sleepy Hollow" and "Teen Wolf". The CW supernatural series also helps its stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley earn a nomination for Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, while Nina Dobrev is pitted against her co-star Katerina Graham for Choice TV Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy.
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The Situation Arrested After Brawling With Brother at Tanning Salon

June 18, 2014 01:21:35 GMT


Former "Jersey Shore" star, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino was arrested on Tuesday, June 17 after brawling with his brother. He was taken into custody in Middletown, N.J. where he opens a family-owned tanning salon.

Per TMZ, The Situation got into a fist fight with his brother Frank at Boca Tanning Salon over how to run the business. The gossip site reported last week that the salon's employees had to call the Middletown Police Department after their paychecks bounced. The mess could have started the fight.
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'Brilliance' Could Be Jared Leto's Next Major Starring Role

June 18, 2014 00:52:14 GMT


Jared Leto is eying "Brilliance" as his first starring role after winning an Oscar for "Dallas Buyers Club". The actor is known to be very selective in his movie career and it has been a slow process of getting him to sign up to the adaptation of Marcus Sakey novel.

The book takes place in a world where one percent of the world population are born with extraordinary abilities and are called "brilliants." At the center of the story is a federal agent with great hunting gifts who is drafted to hunt down a terrorist, another such brilliant who intends to start a civil war.
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Lorde's Parents Got Engaged in Niagara Falls

June 18, 2014 00:32:00 GMT


Lorde shared happy news on Monday, June 16, saying she had finally seen "a diamond in the flesh." Her parents, Vic O'Connor and Sonja Yelich, got engaged after 30 years together.

"BEST DAY," Lorde tweeted on Monday night. "Went to Niagara Falls - my dad proposed to my mum after almost 30 years together." She added a bunch of emojis such as heart, diamond ring, rose and smiley faces at the end of her tweet.
 
 
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