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Video Premiere: Tift Merritt's 'Broken'

February 21, 2008 09:04:04 GMT


Grammy-nominated artist Tift Merritt has released the music video from her new album "Another Country". The folk singer releases the clip for the first single "Broken".

The video was directed by Martyn Atkins who had penned videos for Johnny Cash and Depeche Mode. "We wanted to make a little documentary, a small French film," Merritt told Spinner about the video. "This song is about how the smallest things have a way of finding you and setting you off again in the right direction. To capture that feeling, we wanted things to be very natural. And of course, we wanted to feature a cool stolen car."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Hayden Panettiere Is the New Face of Candie's Clothing Line


February 21, 2008 08:49:11 GMT


Iconix Brand Group, Inc. announced Wednesday, February 20 the tapping of Hayden Panettiere as the new face of its junior brand Candie's. Due to her 'calling' the screen beauty will appear in the brand's spring 2008 multi-media advertising and marketing campaign for Kohl's Department Stores.

The print ads, which are said to have a classic Candie's flare, reportedly are sweet yet sexy and embody a bit of fantasy. The campaign was shot at New York's Serendipity 3, which has since been closed down by the Department of Health after failing its second health inspection in a month, by photographer Giuliano Bekor.
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Orlando Bloom Nabs 'An Education'

February 21, 2008 08:35:45 GMT


The blacksmith-turned-pirate in "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy Orlando Bloom has landed himself a role in drama film "An Education". According to Variety, the 31-year-old movie star will be joining the already star-studded cast, including Peter Sarsgaard, Rosamund Pike and Emma Thompson.

Though it still isn't clear which character he will be portraying, it is understood that he will act alongside recent casting members, Alfred Molina and Sally Hawkins, as well. In this coming-of-age film, the co-star of Kirsten Dunst in "Elizabethtown" will be acting under the direction of Denmark filmmaker Lone Scherfig.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Jennifer Lopez Has Checked Into Hospital, Ready to Give Birth?

February 21, 2008 08:22:47 GMT


Jennifer Lopez has reportedly checked into North Shore University Hospital in Long Island, New York and is said to have been preparing to give birth soon. Report on Lopez's birth check-in was first brought to public by Page Six.

While her spokespeople refuse to comment on that matter, sources say Lopez has been holding a private room at the hospital for nearly two weeks. A patient at the hospital, moreover, claims to have heard an employee at the hospital says, "J.Lo is here!"
News > Celebrity Gossip

John Travolta Dancing His Way to Oscar's Podium?

February 21, 2008 08:01:48 GMT


The iconic Tony Manero of "Saturday Night Fever" John Travolta is said to be set to give a dancing surprise at the 80th Annual Academy Awards' ceremony on February 24 at the Kodak Theater. According to Planet Gossip at E! Online, the star of "Hairspray" has been asked by the show's director Gil Gates to do a waltz right before he presents the Best Original Song prize.

E! reported that Travolta is going to surprise the audience as he appears during singer Jon McLaughlin's "Enchanted" performance "So Close", takes one of the 30 dancers accompanying the singer and dances his way to the podium. Further, it was explained that the performance won't be an ordinary impromptu footwork as the movie star and the dancer will rehearse for a few hours on Saturday, February 23.
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Kelis to Release Her First Greatest Hits

February 21, 2008 07:58:53 GMT


Four studio albums and several charting singles after, Kelis is ready to drop her greatest hits compilation. The R'n'B singer will release her first Greatest Hits package which will be titled "The Hits" on March 11, 2008.

It will consist of 14 tracks including her biggest hit to date, "Milkshake". The wife of rapper Nas have selected other singles from her four albums that mark her career staring from 1999 to 2006. Among others are, "Lil Star", "Bossy" and "In Public".
News > Celebrity Gossip

Jessica Alba Is Expecting Twins, Due on June 8?!


February 21, 2008 07:39:30 GMT


It appears that having twin babies has become a new trend among Hollywood celebrities. In addition to the likes of Julia Roberts, Marcia Cross, and Jennifer Lopez, it's been reported that pregnant actress Jessica Alba is having twins as well.

Friends say "Knowing that she's going to have twins has turned Jessica's life upside down. She and (fiance) Cash have had to scrap plans for a one-baby nursery and start all over again." Is said to feel thrilled with the news, Alba has already revealed to her closest friends that she's due to give birth on June 8 later this year.
News > Movie News

'Be Kind Rewind' Stole Idea From Amanda Bynes' Nickelodeon Show?

February 21, 2008 07:30:51 GMT


Jack Black's upcoming comedy film "Be Kind Rewind" has been accused to steal idea from a television show. Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton reported that there is a YouTube video that proves the film has copied the story from an episode of Nickelodeon's "The Amanda Show" starring Amanda Bynes and Drake Bell.

Starting with the appearing of white words on the black screen stating that "Rewind" is "a great idea for a film", the video that last for a bit more than 2 minutes gives out evidence of the plagiarism done by the film. The video include a clip of the live-action comedy claimed to be air 8 years ago in which showcases a story about complaining video-rental customers who find out that the videos they had aren't what they rented. The video can be watched below.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Jessica Simpson Reportedly Engaged to Tony Romo

February 21, 2008 07:25:57 GMT


Hollywood lovers Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo have been engaged, it has been reported. Rumor has it that Jessica "has never been happier" and is confident that her second marriage would work.

The engagement report has not yet been confirmed. A source in fact did reveal "Jessica has never been happier than she is when she's with Tony. She knows her first marriage didn't work out, but she has a really good feeling about this one, and wants to make her feels for Tony clear."
News > Celebrity Gossip

A Portrait of George Clooney Has Been Made Using 10,000 Sweets

February 21, 2008 06:50:22 GMT


George Clooney is having his image immortalized by the Jelly Belly Gourmet Beans Company who has created a portrait of him using 10,000 sweets. Clooney's jelly bean likeness reportedly will be displayed at the company's suite at Beverly Hills' Luxe Hotel before it is donated later this week to a charity of the actor's choosing.

The mosaic masterpiece features Cotton Candy beans for Clooney's cheeks and Buttered Popcorn candy for his highlighted hair, it has been reported. See Clooney's jelly bean portrait after this news.
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Disney's 'Hannah Montana' the Movie Set for Early 2009 Release


February 21, 2008 06:38:22 GMT


As the writers' strikes ended, Walt Disney Pictures announced that the big screen version of hit television series "Hannah Montana" is scheduled to hit theaters in early 2009. Variety reported that while announcing the studio's 2009 to 2010's calendar, it was revealed that the musical film starring Miley Cyrus is slated for May 1, 2009 release.

Scheduling "Montana" on the date means that the film about a teenage girl who lives a double life will be up against action fantasy film "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" starring Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber. Further, for the slot, "Montana" has to push aside animated 3D movie "G-Force" which has been moved to July 24 release date to contest against New Line's animation "Planet 51" and The Weinstein Co's horror remake "Piranha".
News > Celebrity Gossip

'Lost' Leads 34th Annual Saturn Awards TV Nominations with 7 Nods


February 21, 2008 06:21:25 GMT


The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films has announced the nominations for the 34th Annual Saturn Awards. While the Greek epic "300" was the leading nominee in the film categories with 10 nods, drama TV series "Lost" was the leading nominee in the TV categories, nabbed 7 nominations all at once.

The nominations that "Lost" earned were Best Network Television Series, Best Actor on Television, Best Actress on Television, Best Supporting Actor on a Television, and Best Supporting Actress on a Television. Take a look at the complete award nominees, from the Film, TV, and DVD categories, at saturnawards.org.
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Video Leak: Jordin Sparks' 'No Air' Feat. Chris Brown


February 21, 2008 06:11:09 GMT


The highly-anticipated music video from Jordin Sparks has found its way on-line. "No Air" the second single from her self-titled debut album, features Chris Brown not only in the single but also the music video.

It has been shot on January 23 with director Chris Robinson in New York City. Photos from the set including some stills were leaked to the Internet soon after that. The full music video was supposed to be premiered officially on Yahoo! Music on February 25 but it has leaked on Wednesday, February 20.
News > Movie News

'300' Dominates 34th Saturn Awards' Noms

February 21, 2008 05:12:39 GMT


As the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced the nomination for the 34th Annual Saturn Awards, it was revealed that the Greek epic "300" was leading the pack by garnering 10 nods. The action adventure drama based on Frank Miller's graphic novel received gongs for almost all of the feature film categories, including for the action/adventure/thriller film.

In the action/adventure/thriller film's category, "300" will be contending against acclaimed crime dramas, "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" as well as other action films, "3:10 to Yuma", "The Bourne Ultimatum", "Live Free or Die Hard" and "Zodiac". For the directing category, the film's helmer Zack Snyder is going to be up against Tim Burton of "Sweeney Todd", Frank Darabont of "The Mist", Paul Greengrass of "Ultimatum", Sam Raimi of "Spider-Man 3" and David Yates of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix".
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Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige's Joint Tour Stretched

February 21, 2008 05:02:08 GMT


More dates are lined up in Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige's joint tour. The jaunt that is dubbed Heart of the City was initially only scheduled for 10 dates but it has been stretched to 16 with new dates added in between.

As previously reported, the Hip-Hop icons will kick off the tour on March 22 in Miami, Florida and the new schedule is now ending April 26 in Chicago. According to AllHipHop.com, the extension was because tickets to the announced show have been sold out just under minutes. Meanwhile, tickets for the new date will be sold this Friday (February 22) through LiveNation.com.
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