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'Nymphomaniac' Helmer Lars von Trier Works on English TV Series

September 01, 2014 15:34:27 GMT

"Nymphomaniac" director Lars von Trier appeared via computer screen at Venice Film Festival on Monday, September 1 morning to announce that he's working on an English-speaking TV series. It will mark the Danish director's first return to television in 20 years.

The press conference was to promote the Director's Cut of "Nymphomaniac" Part I and Part II. Towards the end of the session, producer Louise Vesth said per Deadline, "Now, when he's not able to speak, so he cannot say that it's not true, I'm happy to announce that the next Lars von Trier project will be a TV series in the English language. He has a really really good idea which I cannot tell more about right now. He wants a huge cast and from what I heard I'm sure that it will be something that you have never seen before and you will definitely never see it again."
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James Brown Biopic 'Get on Up' to Open Zurich Film Festival

September 01, 2014 14:14:45 GMT

James Brown biopic "Get on Up" is set as the opening film of 2014 Zurich Film Festival. Director Tate Taylor, stars Chadwick Boseman and Octavia Spencer, as well as producer Mick Jagger are all scheduled to attend the premiere which is held on September 25.

"Get on Up" is screening out of competition. Brian Grazer, who produced the movie with Jagger is being given a career honor by the French festival which focuses on American films. Jessica Chastain and Will Ferrell are also among those to receive career tributes at the festival.
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Lindsay Lohan Reaches Out-of-Court Settlement for Car Accident

September 01, 2014 09:34:39 GMT

Lindsay Lohan has reached an out-of-court settlement with a truck driver who previously sued her over a car crash, TMZ reports. Sources told the site that the "InAPPropriate Comedy" actress "accepted responsibility for the crash" and the driver allegedly will receive some money from Lindsay's insurance company.

Back in 2012, Lindsay slammed her black Porshce into the back of an 18-wheeler on the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. She then lied to police, saying that she was in passenger seat, and tried to frame her assistant. Lindsay's assistant then clarified to police that he was in the passenger seat and he saw Lindsay behind the wheel.
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Report: Joaquin Phoenix 'Reluctant' to Sign Up for 'Dr. Strange'

September 01, 2014 09:28:02 GMT

It has been quite some time that Joaquin Phoenix is named a frontrunner for Marvel's "Dr. Strange", but the deal has not been sealed yet. Rumor has it, the actor, who has been starring in indie movies lately, is still mulling over the decision as he's reluctant to sign a heavy multi-picture contract.

Badass Digest reports "the problems that have kept the deal from closing remain, and they go beyond the basic fact that Phoenix is balking at the heavy multi-picture contract: Joaquin Phoenix literally doesn't know if he can work on this kind of movie."
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Adele's Two Unreleased Songs Leak in Full

September 01, 2014 09:08:12 GMT

While fans are still waiting for Adele's new album, two of her previously-unreleased songs unexpectedly hit the web in full on early Monday, September 1. Recorded in 2010, the tracks both failed to make the cut into the British singer's acclaimed "21" album.

The first song, titled "You'll Never See Me Again", is an emotional ballad that finds Adele singing about leaving a man she still loves. "I won't face your fears/ I need to fight my own/ You'll never see me again oh baby," she sings.
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Beyonce and Jay-Z Spotted Cuddling at Made in America Festival

September 01, 2014 08:51:43 GMT

Beyonce Knowles and her husband Jay-Z still looked very much in love as they attended the Made in America Festival on Sunday, August 31. The famous pair, whose marriage reportedly is on the rocks, showed no signs of trouble as they enjoyed their time at the music festival.

The "Holy Grail" rapper, who sported a dark shirt, jeans and a fedora at the event, circled his hands on his wife's body. Beyonce, who showed some skin in a crop top and an asymmetrical black skirt, was captured on camera smiling as she held a glass of drink and enjoyed the slow music.
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Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora Give Sexy Performance of 'Black Widow' at Made in America Fest

September 01, 2014 08:45:36 GMT

Iggy Azalea was among the headliners of Made in America festival that came to Los Angeles for the first time this year. Gracing the stage at Grand Park on Saturday, August 30, the raptress treated the crowd to the live renditions of her tracks including "Work", "Pu$$y" and of course "Fancy".

The Australian superstar also brought out a special guest during her 40-minute set. She was joined onstage by British singer Rita Ora for a sexy live performance of their collaboration "Black Widow".
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Ray J Premieres 'ATM' Music Video Ft. Migos and Dria

September 01, 2014 08:13:58 GMT

Ray J has released the official music video for his new single, "ATM", featuring Migos and singer Dria. Arriving via MTV, the Matt Alonzo-directed clip centers on the affair between the singer and the head of his all-female security team.

While Ray J enjoys the night with the ladies and finally gets a surprise lap dance from his love interest, the three members of Migos as well as Dria hit the dance floor and deliver their respective lines.
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Lauren Conrad Celebrates Upcoming Nuptials With Floral-Themed Bridal Shower

September 01, 2014 08:12:24 GMT

Lauren Conrad is getting ready for her big day. The 28-year-old reality star celebrated her upcoming nuptials to fiance William Tell with a floral-themed bridal shower. Allison Norton, a managing editor of LaurenConrad.com posted on Instagram on Sunday, August 31 a picture of herself, Lauren and a female friend posing in front of a floral backdrop.

Allison captioned the picture with, "Best bridal shower for the best bride." In the picture, Lauren wears a white lace dress with a matching headband. Lauren shared a picture of her romantic table setting from the party, captioning it with, "Thank you to @dishwishgirl for making my shower so lovely!" She also shared a snap of a cocktail napkin which was decorated with "Almost Mrs. Tell."
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Joan Rivers' Family Reportedly Considers Legal Action Over the Throat Procedure

September 01, 2014 08:00:26 GMT

Joan Rivers' family reportedly is considering to file lawsuit over the throat procedure which she underwent before going into a serious condition. "Shock and upset is turning to anger, and they are looking for someone to blame," a source told NY Daily News. "The night before, she was performing and now she is on life support. An 81-year-old should not have that procedure as an outpatient. Very ill advised."

The source continued saying that doctors who treated Rivers had tried waking her up from the medically-induced coma and the process would take place for a few days. "The waking-up process has begun and will take until Tuesday. There is real concern that the part of the brain that controls motor skills may have been compromised, leaving her as either a vegetable or in a wheelchair," the source explained.
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'Game of Thrones' Gets Permission to Film Cersei Nude Scene

September 01, 2014 07:47:31 GMT

"Game of Thrones" has finally got the greenlight from the Croatian film commission to shoot Cersei nude scene. The pivotal scene will see the Queen Regent of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros walking fully naked from a church and onto the streets of King's Landing.

The scene was previously in jeopardy as the Church of St. Nicholas, where the scene would be filmed, has a strict policy against public displays of sexuality. The film commissioners, however, have now changed their initial ruling, giving a permission to the filming on the streets of Dubrovik as long as Lena Headey, who plays Cersei, doesn't film it at the church.
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Selena Gomez Gives Justin Bieber Neck Massage in Vacation Photos

September 01, 2014 07:24:49 GMT

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's vacation in his home country of Canada continues. Most recently, the "Come & Get It" hitmaker was seen giving her boyfriend neck massage as they enjoyed their time near the pool. In a photo, the "Rudderless" star can be seen perching on a chair as her shirtless boyfriend sat in front of her.

Gomez wore a black bikini top and black pants during the relaxing session. The Canadian pop star, meanwhile, sported a pair of red pants, matching sneakers and sunglasses to protect his eyes.
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George Clooney Visited Hospital for Back Injury Check-Up

September 01, 2014 07:10:02 GMT

George Clooney went to a hospital in Dusseldorf, Germany to get his back injury checked in early August, E! Online reported. According to the site, the "Ocean's Thirteen" actor has now returned to Italy.

George periodically loses his spinal fluid after injuring his spinal cord when filming "Syriana" back in 2005. In order to tend the injury, the "Gravity" actor should get a routine check-up if needed.
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Artist of the Week: Maroon 5

September 01, 2014 07:00:50 GMT

This has been a big year for Adam Levine. First of all, the musician got married to his Victoria's Secret model sweetheart Behati Prinsloo. Now, he and his Maroon 5 bandmates are gearing up to release their fifth studio effort, "V" (pronounced "Five").

The LP sees the return of keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, who took a break from the band in early 2012. The new project also finds Levine and Co. reuniting with hitmakers Max Martin and Benny Blanco who previously created the group's hugely successful "Overexposed" album.
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'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' New Season 2 Promo: Coulson and Co. Live in the Shadows

September 01, 2014 06:30:35 GMT

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." shared first footage of season 2 in a new promo video. Interspered with scenes from the first season, the never-before-seen footage shows Skye, who sports a new haircut, with former agent Ward among other things.

The video features a voiceover by now-Director Coulson. "The enemy has the advantage," he says, "But we have to fight on for those we've lost, so the sacrifices they made were not made in vain."
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Video: Rihanna Does the Shmoney Dance on a Yacht

September 01, 2014 06:24:55 GMT

Rihanna is the latest celebrity who tried doing the Shmoney Dance. RiRi made appearances in her friend's Instagram account over the weekend, showing off some moves while having fun on the yacht. In the short clips posted on the photo-sharing site, the "Stay" hitmaker can be seen wearing nude-colored bikini and rocking a septum.

In the clip, RiRi as well as her friends Melissa Forde and LeLe Boo dance to Bobby Shmurda's "Hot N***a" while smoking. "Shmoneyyyy #YachtEdition @leleboo_phucku #Robynnn @bobby_shmurda," Forde wrote.
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Lance Bass Proposes to Michael Turchin for a Second Time With New Ring

September 01, 2014 05:18:59 GMT

Lance Bass proposed for a second time to his fiance, Michael Turchin, with a new ring on Sunday, August 31 on the first anniversary of their engagement. Michael took to Instagram to share a close-up photo of his ring with black diamonds and a gold band, captioning it with, "Who gets proposed to a second time on the first anniversary of the first proposal?? This guy!!!"

Back in June, Lance told PEOPLE that he and Michael weren't rushing their wedding planning. He said, "I literally called Michael last night and said, 'Babe, we have to plan something. I'm tired of telling everyone we haven't done anything yet!' We know the flowers we like. We have the colors. We like royal colors, so we know it's going to have that kind of look. I always thought I was royalty in a past life, so I want to feel like a king for one night."
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Kim Kardashian May Quit Reality Show Because of Kanye West

September 01, 2014 05:00:08 GMT

Kim Kardashian may leave the reality TV world that propelled her to fame. Words are, the mother of one is pressured by her husband Kanye West to quit "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" because he doesn't like that her life is exposed on television.

A source allegedly close to the Kardashian clan tells the Sunday People, "While Kanye would never make Kim do something, he would rather she didn't star on the show. He wants to live his life in private and he just thinks Kim would be better off doing the same."
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Alec Baldwin Caught on Camera Screaming at Police

September 01, 2014 04:59:10 GMT

Alec Baldwin has been captured on camera having a heated conversation with a police officer following an angry encounter with a paparazzo. In a video posted by TMZ, the "30 Rock" star can be seen talking to a police officer with raised voice. The clip reportedly was taken on Sunday, August 31 in a park in East Hampton.

A source close to the actor explained that the star's outburst started when he and his family were approached by a paparazzo who allegedly once called his wife a b***h and a w***e. Seeing the photographer approaching his wife and baby daughter made Baldwin really angry, the source said.
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Hilary Duff Pushes Back Release Date of Comeback Album

September 01, 2014 04:55:33 GMT

Fans will have to wait longer until Hilary Duff officially releases her first album in seven years. The former Disney star recently took to Twitter to announce that the follow-up to 2007's "Dignity" wouldn't arrive in October as it's originally scheduled.

"Guys hate to break this news but the album won't be out in October," she told millions of her followers on the micro-blogging site. "You will have to wait a few more months. Love all the excitement tho."
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Miley Cyrus Reveals She Still Loves Liam Hemsworth

September 01, 2014 04:21:37 GMT

Miley Cyrus finally opened up about Liam Hemsworth nearly one year after ending their engagement. According to Mail Online, in an interview with Australia's "Sunday Night", Miley told reporter Chris Bath, "I love Liam, Liam loves me."

Talking about her hit song "Wrecking Ball", which was believed to be inspired by her relationship with Liam, Miley said, "It's about finding yourself and sometimes you have to separate yourself from everyone. I just had to become this person who is sitting in this chair right now. If I didn't I just felt like there was something that was going to explode and I had to set myself free."
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Video: Amber Rose Twerks Hard to Celebrate Wiz Khalifa's No. 1 Album

September 01, 2014 04:15:33 GMT

Amber Rose gave Wiz Khalifa a special present after his latest album "Blacc Hollywood" made its debut at No. 1 on Billboard 200. The model recently shared a raunchy Instagram video of her twerking to her rapper hubby's song "Ass Drop".

"In honor of my Hubby's #1 Album #blacchollywood #AssDrop," she captioned the short clip which sees her flaunting her figure in a blue one-piece bathing suit and shaking her booty in front of Wiz's picture, putting the likes of Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj to shame.
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Stan Lee Talks Possibility of a 'Black Widow' Movie

September 01, 2014 03:57:36 GMT

While fans are itching on whether Marvel will eventually make a movie out of Black Widow or not, Stan Lee has the answer. While speaking at Fan Expo Canada on Friday, August 29, the comic book legend said he was optimistic that the female superhero would get a stand-alone movie someday.

"We haven't made a Black Widow movie but she's been in some of our movies, and she will be featured more prominently as we move forward," Lee said as quoted by ComicBookResources. "And the chances are she will have her own movie because eventually all the superheroes are going to have their own movies. They are already working on Ant-Man, Dr. Strange and the Black Panther and there are others I am not allowed to talk about."
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Kim Kardashian Sports Shorter Hairdo in Instagram Photo

September 01, 2014 03:55:12 GMT

Kim Kardashian has trimmed her long hair a bit. The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star apparently has been sporting the new look for days, but she only talked about it on Sunday, August 31 by sharing a photo of her new shorter do on Instagram. "New hair cut alert #shorter #JenAtkin," read the caption.

Kanye West's wife debuted her shorter do in an outing on Friday, August 29. During the trip to a frozen yogurt spot in Calabasas, Calif., the 33-year-old TV personality flaunted her cleavage and toned leg in a soft pink outfit consisting of a blazer over a white top and a matching skirt. She matched her outfit with a pair of Hermes heels. "Love this all pale pink look," she said.
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'Once Upon a Time' Season 4 Teasers: Elsa Arrives in Storybrooke

September 01, 2014 03:29:44 GMT

ABC teases Elsa's (Georgina Haig) arrival in Storybrooke in two new promos for "Once Upon a Time" season 4. One of the videos shows the characters' various reactions to the new resident as the Snow Queen, whose face is unseen in the clip, passes through the town, leaving a chilly trail.

Mary Margaret a.k.a. Snow White and David a.k.a. Prince Charming draw their weapons, Captain Hook looks confused as his iconic hook gets frozen, and Emma just can't believe what she has just seen. Meanwhile, Regina says, "Here we go again..."
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Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Tie the Knot

September 01, 2014 03:22:44 GMT

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg tied the knot on Sunday, August 31 at Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois. Jenny and Donnie's representative told Us Weekly the couple had a quiet ceremony which lasted only 20 minutes and was attended by close family and friends.

One of the guests, Sherri Shepherd, shared a picture of her taking a morning flight to go to the couple's wedding, captioning it with, "Catching an early morning flight to @jennyannmccarthy & @donniewahlberg's wedding ... What a beautiful day to join as one before God! Congrats to two beautiful people!" Other guests included New Kids on the Block's members Jordan Knight, Danny Wood and Jonathan Knight.
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First Look of Al Pacino's 'Manglehorn' Shared in a Clip

September 01, 2014 03:12:46 GMT

A new clip gives the first look into Al Pacino in "Manglehorn". The drama about aging, regret, giving up and letting go is one of the Oscar-winning actor's two movies that hit the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, August 30, the other one being "The Humbling".

A.J. Manglehorn, an aging, ordinary guy in a small town nurses his sick cat, squeezes out a conversation with the local bank teller every Friday and eats at the same place every day. But there is more to Manglehorn than meets the eye: he's an ex-con who, 40 years ago, gave up the woman of his dreams for a big "job." He now obsesses daily over the choices he made. After a dramatic effort to start over, Manglehorn faces a terrifying moment and is unmasked as a guy with a very, very dark past.
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Video: Kanye West Headlines First Day of Made in America Fest in Philadelphia

September 01, 2014 03:07:50 GMT

Kanye West is spending his Labor Day weekend headlining Made in America festivals that are held simultaneously in Philadelphia and Los Angeles this year. On Saturday night, August 30, he took the stage at Philly's Benjamin Franklin Parkway before making his way to West Coast on Sunday.

Wearing his signature bejeweled Givenchy mask, West kicked off his 90-minute set with "Black Skinhead" and continued it with "I Don't Like (Remix)", "Cold", "Can't Tell Me Nothing" and "New Slaves" among others. He also played "Blood on the Leaves" twice.
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Celebrity Chef Todd English Arrested for DWI

September 01, 2014 02:51:22 GMT

Celebrity chef Todd English recently had a slight brush with the law. According to authorities, the popular chef was arrested on Sunday, August 31 at 3.30 A.M. for driving while intoxicated on County Road 39 at Saint Andrews Road in Southampton, Southampton Town. He apparently got busted after drifting out of his lane near the historic Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.

Page Six additionally reports that English refused breathalyzer test based on his lawyer's advice. He appeared in court and posted $1,500 bail in Southampton Town Justice Court. Following the arraignment, he was seen looking bleary-eyed, carrying some documents and a plastic bag full of possessions.
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'Arrow' New Season 3 Promo: Oliver and Felicity Kiss

September 01, 2014 02:34:58 GMT

A new promo for "Arrow" season 3 has landed online, offering a glimpse at the budding romance between Oliver and Felicity which was first teased at San Diego Comic-Con last July. In the snippet, Oliver is seen grabbing her neck and they kiss.

The love life aside, Oliver hints that there are more secrets about him that are yet to be revealed. Donning his green hood, he is featured in action and telling someone unseen, "You have failed this city."
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Box Office: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Stays No. 1, Becomes 2014's Biggest Film

September 01, 2014 02:15:24 GMT

"Guardians of the Galaxy" manages to keep itself on top of the box office on Labor Day weekend with an estimated $16.3 million. New entries "The November Man" and "As Above, So Below" debuted below par, allowing "Galaxy", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "If I Stay" to take the top 3 spots.

It's particularly an achievement for "Galaxy" this week as it beats "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" to become the highest grossing film of the year to date Stateside. The Marvel-Disney blockbuster, that hit theaters on August 1, raked in a total of $274.6 million domestically after taking over the start of the holiday weekend. The second "Captain America" film grossed a total of $259.7 million in North America.
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Final Day of New York's Electric Zoo Music Festival Gets Canceled due to Extreme Weather

September 01, 2014 02:10:46 GMT

"Extreme weather conditions" have prompted organizers to axe the third and final day of the Electric Zoo Festival at Randall's Island, New York. The cancellation was announced shortly before the event was slated to begin and when concertgoers were already at the venue.

"@ElectricZooNY has shut down for the remainder of the festival due to extreme weather conditions," they tweeted on Sunday, August 31. "We apologize to fans, but your safety is our main concern. Please follow all NYPD and #EZoo security instructions. Thank you!"
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Ashlee Simpson Weds Evan Ross

September 01, 2014 01:58:31 GMT

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross got married on Sunday, August 31 at the home of the groom's famed mother, Diana Ross, in Greenwich, Connecticut. The couple's wedding was reportedly planned and officiated by Diana.

According to Us Weekly, Ashlee wore a pearl-embelished wedding gown combined with $750,000-worth of Neil Lane jewelry and tiara. Her hair was styled in beachy waves. Meanwhile, Evan wore a black velvet tuxedo with white silk trim. Ashlee's son, Bronx, walked her down the aisle.
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Glenn Cornick, Jethro Tull Bassist, Dies at 67

September 01, 2014 01:45:05 GMT

Glenn Cornick, the original bassist of British rock band Jethro Tull, has passed away. According to a statement posted on Jethro Tull's site, the musician died on Friday, August 29 from congestive heart failure at his home in Hilo, Hawaii. He was 67.

Cornick was with Jethro Tull starting from its inception in 1967, but he left in 1970. Cornick took part in three of the band's albums, "This Was", "Stand Up" and "Benefit". Following his departure, he formed a band called Wild Turkey and later became a member of Paris.
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Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt Star in Martin Scorsese's Short Film

September 01, 2014 00:58:29 GMT

Three A-list stars, Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, are working together in a campaign for Melco-Crown Entertainment (MCE). Martin Scorsese is directing a short film that promotes the global resorts and casino brand owned by Lawrence Ho and James Packer.

The short film naturally has casino for the theme. "The Wolf of Wall Street" scribe and "Boardwalk Empire" creator Terence Winter wrote the script, but plot remains under wrap. Packer and Ho are executive producers of the short film, which will premiere next year at the opening of Melco Crown's movie-themed resort, Studio City in Macau. Brett Ratner and Jules Daly are producing under RatPac Entertainment and RSA banners respectively.
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Jennifer Lawrence Contacts Authorities After Naked Pictures Leaked Online

August 31, 2014 23:29:16 GMT

Jennifer Lawrence becomes the latest victim of nude photo scandal. Confirming the authenticity of the pictures, the "Silver Linings Playbook" actress and her camp are now looking to hunt down the hacker who has leaked the private photos.

The steamy pictures which feature Jennifer in various states of undress landed online on 4chan's /b/ board. "This is a flagrant violation of privacy," her camp says. "The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence."
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Family Is Keeping 'Fingers Crossed' After Joan Rivers Is Rumored on Life Support

August 31, 2014 22:43:27 GMT

Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa Rivers issued another new statement after a report suggested that the comedienne was put on life support. She says the family remains hopeful that Joan could take turn for the better and make a recovery.

"Thank you for your continued love and support," Melissa stated without confirming or denying whether the 81-year-old star was indeed hooked on the machines to stay alive. The daughter concluded her brief statement, "We are keeping our fingers crossed."
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Kid Cudi Tweets He's OK After Fainting at Concert

August 31, 2014 22:23:11 GMT

Kid Cudi is fine after a health scare at a concert. The rapper who has three Grammy nominations under his belt took to Twitter to assure his fans that he was fine after he suddenly collapsed while performing at the North Coast Music Festival in Chicago Saturday, August 30.

The incident happened when Cudi, 30, got off the stage to get closer to the revelers. He was seen performing a high-energy set of his hit "Pursuit of Happiness" one moment and then having a fainting spell the next. He signed an autograph before losing consciousness and falling backward.
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Snoop Dogg Transforms Into a White Guy Named Todd

August 31, 2014 17:13:58 GMT

Snoop Dogg has a new alter ego. The rapper transformed into a white guy named Todd, donning a blond wig, glasses, and whiteface makeup. He proudly debuted his new look on Instagram in a series of videos and photos. In one of the pics, he posed with actress Nia Long.

It's unclear what project Snoop invented Todd for, but he was talking about a site called WhiteGuysConnect where "white guys look for fly single females to have a good time." He also managed to give brief information on his new persona, saying that Todd liked crocheting, paintball, and spoken word.