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Winners List of 2009 BAFTA Awards

February 09, 2009 02:16:36 GMT


Having become one of the awards' season favorites, "Slumdog Millionaire" once again showed its domination at the 2009 Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA). On Sunday, February 8, at a gala ceremony held in London, the drama movie about a poor Indian orphan who gets a shot at winning millions in a television game has collected seven trophies, including Best Film.

For the Best Film title, "Slumdog" bested over "Frost/Nixon", "Milk", "The Reader" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". It has also scored Best Director for Danny Boyle, Best Music for A.R. Rahman, Best Cinematography for Anthony Dod Mantle, Best Editing for Chris Dickens and Best Sound.
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51st Grammys: Coldplay Scooped Song of the Year

February 09, 2009 02:10:29 GMT


More winners were unveiled at this year's Grammy Awards. Announced by Al Green and Duffy, British band Coldplay received Song of the Year title for their single "Viva La Vida", which is taken from their fourth studio album "Viva La Vida".

After the announcement of Song of the Year, Miley Cyrus took the stage accompanied by country music singer Taylor Swift. Sitting on high chairs, the two teen singers delivered Taylor's hit single "Fifteen" during an acoustic set with Taylor strumming her guitar.
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51st Grammys: Jennifer Hudson Won Best R 'n' B Album

February 09, 2009 01:38:09 GMT


Live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Jennifer Hudson was handed the prize of Best R&B Album. Announced by Whitney Houston, her self-titled debut album won over Eric Benet's "Love & Life", Boyz II Men's "Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA", Al Green's "Lay It Down" and Raphael Saadiq's "The Way I See It".

After that, Sugarland's single "Stay" was revealed as Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals. The award was announced by Sheryl Crow and LeAnn Rimes.
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J. Holiday's New Song 'Magic Man' Outed


February 07, 2009 07:45:37 GMT


"Magic Man", the brand new track performed by J. Holiday has been found. Containing mid tempo sounds on the hook, it is confirmed as one of the new materials in his forthcoming sophomore studio effort "Round 2".

While "Round 2" is due for U.S. purchase on February 24, the album's first single "It's Yours" has been available for free stream on his official website since November 2008. "It's Yours" music video, which was directed by Jonathan Mannion, has also been premiered since January 2009.
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Mariah Carey in New 'Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire' Clip


February 07, 2009 07:43:52 GMT


A first look into "Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire" has been put forward. In the one-minute video footage of the Lee Daniels-directed drama, it can be seen that Mariah Carey's Mrs. Weiss tries to dig up the truth behind the relationship between Gabourey Sidibe's Clareece 'Precious' Jones and her father.

Talking about her role in the movie during a press conference, Carey said, "Lee was encouraging us to go there. He was encouraging us to continue to go as deep as we could and to kind of just throw everything aside and really have an experience." She further added, "This should be required and the people should have to see this because people that don't know that this exists within the world, they need to be educated about it. And I think kids growing up, seeing something like this, this will change. This will help change and help take us to where we need to go."
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Preview of 'Battlestar Galactica' 4.17: No Exit


February 07, 2009 07:24:55 GMT


"Battlestar Galactica" is getting closer to the end and a preview for next week's episode called "No Exit" is readily available. The official synopsis is not yet revealed but looks like the final cylon, Ellen Tigh, will take action of what she knows. The sixth episode before the show wraps up will air February 13.

Kate Vernon who plays Tigh recently told TV Guide that she returns to the show "to reunite with my husband in the good old-fashioned way." Tigh was revealed as the fifth and final cylon on the January 16 episode of the show. "Some of my friends who are die hard fans are indignant that I didn't tell them," Vernon said, "and they're thrilled that I am the Cylon."
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Jennifer Hudson Up for 'Surprise Duet' at Pre-Grammys Party


February 07, 2009 07:04:46 GMT


Beside being signed up for the gala ceremony of this year's Grammy Awards, Jennifer Hudson has also been tapped for "a surprise duet" at a pre-Grammys gig honoring music mogul Clive Davis. Unfortunately, it still remains a top secret with whom she will be joining forces.

In addition to having Jennifer Hudson, the Saturday night, February-7 bash to be held at the Beverly Hilton will also feature live appearances from Whitney Houston, Leona Lewis and Kings of Leon. Rehearsal for the show has been conducted on Thursday, February 5.
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Video Premiere: Charlie Wilson's 'There Goes My Baby'


February 07, 2009 06:19:10 GMT


A music video aimed to promote Charlie Wilson's single titled "There Goes My Baby" has been premiered. It follows Snoop Dogg dating a girl he loves and at the end of the video, he is seen tying the knot with her.

"There Goes My Baby" is a song produced by Babyface for Charlie Wilson's upcoming fourth major studio album "Uncle Charlie". The song has been released since October 2008, while the effort will arrive in U.S. stores on February 17.
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Julianna Marguiles on Her Reunion With George Clooney in 'ER'

February 07, 2009 06:18:08 GMT


More light is shed for the big finale of "ER" that will bring back two of its major stars, George Clooney and Julianna Margulies. In an article published Friday, January 6, People magazine quoted Marguiles as saying that the chemistry she and Clooney had, still applies in the reunion filming.

"It's been nine years and it was like we'd never been apart," Margulies told her eyebrow stylist Ramy Gafni at his RamySpa in Manhattan. Gafni added, "She said, 'The chemistry was still there.' She said she loves him to pieces and that he's such a great guy."
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Nikki Reed Calls Robert Pattinson 'Fascinating, Multi-Talented Human Being'


February 07, 2009 06:14:05 GMT


Nikki Reed makes no attempt to hide her praise for "Twilight" co-star Robert Pattinson, telling 944 Magazine's Young Hollywood issue, "I respect him a lot. He's a fascinating, multi-talented human being." Also sharing some of her other personal issues, the actress goes on to dish about her celebrity crushes and favorite food.

"Pre-surgery Michael Jackson," Nikki mentions one of her old-school celebrity crushes. "Gregory Peck and Robert Redford in 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'", she then adds.
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Cate Blanchett Most Likely to Replace Sienna Miller in 'Nottingham'


February 07, 2009 06:11:27 GMT


Cate Blanchett has been deemed to be the most likely candidate to replace Sienna Miller in "Nottingham". In the latest news regarding the possible casting, The Telegraph suggested that Blanchett could be stepping closer to landing the role of Maid Marian alongside Russell Crowe, who has been set to play both Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham.

The trade based their report on Mark Strong's comment at the 29th London Film Critics' Circle Awards on Wednesday, February 4. "I think Cate Blanchett is set to take the Maid Marian part," said the actor who has reportedly signed up to play Sir Guy of Gisbourne in the movie. "She is a wonderful actress and it would make it a much classier film if she was in it."
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Asian-American Group OCA Demands 'Fuller Apology' From Miley Cyrus


February 07, 2009 04:52:17 GMT


Asian-American group OCA, which accuses Miley Cyrus to have offended the Asians as she's been photographed making slanty-eyed face, is blaming the teen star for not issuing "fuller apology" when she recently addressed the controversy. "It's not a real apology. We're not backing down," George Wu, Executive Director of the OCA is quoted as telling Celebuzz.

Wu further claims, "The picture is offensive and now this statement is inadequate," when referring to Miley's response which she wrote in a blog on her MileyWorld on Thursday, February 5. Miley herself has not yet commented on Wu's statement.
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Updates of '1906' and 'Toy Story 3' From Brad Bird

February 07, 2009 04:44:26 GMT


While attending the premiere of "Coraline", director Brad Bird made time to talk about his upcoming project, "1906", as well as Pixar's "Toy Story 3". Opening up to Latino Review on how far along is "1906", the 51-year-old filmmaker confessed that though he is still working on the script, the pre-production phase has begun.

"We're looking at places to shoot it. The script I'm still working. it's a really hard script to write," the two-time Academy Award recipient explained. "And mostly because there are so many interesting things going on in that place and that particular period of time that anytime you're going towards something, you're going away from 5 other cool things. So it's been really hard for me to write. but I think it's going to great. and we'll see IF they have the courage to make."
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Characters of 'Melrose Place' Spin-Off Introduced

February 07, 2009 04:40:08 GMT


Things are shaping up for the "Melrose Place" remake. After a confirmation of "Smallville" producers, Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer, taking the job as the show runners, characters who will replicate the original ones are introduced via EW's Michael Ausiello.

There will be David Patterson, a Melrose royalty and the son of Jake, who occasionally dates PR with a sharp tongue, Ella Flynn. There's also Jonah Miller who is obsessed to become the next Kevin Smith and has a schoolteacher fiancee named Riley Richmond. A hippie recovering from alcohol addiction is found in Auggie Kirkpatrick while a med student struggling with financial situation is found in Lauren Bishop. Another one is Violet Foster who is described as a "sex kitten" from a small town.
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Jessica Simpson 'Had an Off Night', Rep Says in Response to Disastrous Show

February 07, 2009 04:39:06 GMT


Cindi Berger, the publicist for Jessica Simpson, steps forward right after Jessica's disastrous live performance, saying that the singer "had an off night." Cindy further adds, "She's a perfectionist, and wanted to start some of the songs over. She always wants to give her best performance to her fans."

Jessica Simpson has reportedly forgotten some of the "Come on Over" lyrics during her opening set for Rascal Flatts in Grand Rapids, Michigan. "My voice is weak tonight and I feel so vulnerable onstage," so she claimed as reportedly fighting back tears.
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