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Trailer of Madonna's Directorial Debut 'Filth and Wisdom'

September 30, 2008 03:22:19 GMT


The trailer to "Filth and Wisdom" has been released, introducing some of the characters involved in the movie. The drama comedy is the directorial debut of pop queen Madonna that has received mixed reviews when it was premiered at Berlin International Film Festival on February 13, 2008.

Centering its story on the narration done by Ukraine native Andriy Krystiyan who travels to England and live with two female flatmates, "Filth and Wisdom" is cinematic tale of everyday life about people who are obliged to take on jobs just to earn a living. Whether we take the path of wisdom or the path of filth, we will eventually arrive at the same enlightened place.
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Chris Cornell Teaming Up With Timbaland for 'Scream'


September 30, 2008 02:55:00 GMT


Chris Cornell, who has become a household name from his success in Soundgarden and Audioslave, has teamed up with top-notched producer Timbaland for the rocker's third solo album. Called "Scream", the record is described by Timbaland as "the best work" that he has done in his career. It is tentatively scheduled for release in November through Suretone/Mosley Music and Interscope Records.

In an attempt to support the upcoming effort, Chris and Timbaland are set to kick off a string of eight live shows on October 17. "Scream" will be performed in its entirety to mimic the experience of listening to the LP from start to finish.
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DJ AM Shows Up for Plane Crash Victim Chris Baker's Memorial Service

September 30, 2008 02:51:37 GMT


DJ AM made his first ever public appearance since being involved in a deadly plane crash that happened on September 19, showing up for the funeral of Chris Baker, who served as an assistant to Travis Barker for several years and was a close friend to both musicians. Wearing a green polo shirt, as requested by Baker's wife, Otillia Villar, AM was spotted sporting a bandage on the right side of his neck, oversized sunglasses and with little visible damage to his face.

AM arrived at the memorial service, held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Monday, September 29, via limo. There were 300 other people turning up to the event, which lasted for about two hours, to honor Chris. He is survived by wife, Otillia, and 2-year-old son, Sebastian.
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'Life on Mars' Season Premiere Promo Video


September 30, 2008 02:28:07 GMT


ABC is getting ready for the release of its new series, "Life on Mars" which will hit the small screens on October 9 with the release of the show's promotional video. The footage is exceptional for its inclusion of Chris Cornell's brand new single "Ground Zero" which will appear on his November 4 solo album "Scream".

Lining up Jason O'Mara, Harvey Keitel, Jonathan Murphy, Michael Imperioli and Gretchen Mol as the main cast, "Life on Mars" is a cop drama adapted from the successful British series of the same name. The first episode is titled "Out Here in the Field" where NYPD Detective Sam Tyler is trying mightily to understand what's just happened to him and how he can get back "home" .
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The Making of Clique Girlz's 'Then I Woke Up' Music Video


September 30, 2008 02:15:45 GMT


Girl group Clique Girlz from Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, that are comprised of sisters Paris and Destinee Monroe and their best friend Ariel Moore, have filmed a music video for their latest single, "Then I Woke Up". Written by John Shanks and Kara DioGuardi, the song will appear in the girls' debut album, "Not Too Young" and in promotion of the upcoming effort, a mini album has been released for sale at Wal-Mart in April.

The concept of their music video in support of the new tune is said to depict the girls as three ordinary girls with their normal lives. Furthermore, the video will feature them, singing the song in a classic convertible. It then continues with a scene where they are seen walking proudly on the red carpet for an event while strutting their stuff. The video ends with all the girls having fun in a party live performance.
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Travis Barker Discharged from Hospital, Heading for L.A. in Bus


September 30, 2008 02:01:09 GMT


Good news comes from Travis Barker as he is reported to have been discharged from hospital following a deadly plane crash last Friday, September 19 and is heading for Los Angeles. His ex-wife Shanna Moakler, who is staying with him during his hospital stay, is sticking by him.

Travis, as confirmed by hospital spokeswoman Beth Frits, was released from the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta at 10 A.M. Monday, September 29, "in good condition." According to a source in the know, the drummer is heading for Los Angeles in bus.
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Bunch of 'Sex Drive' Features Compiled in One

September 30, 2008 01:45:32 GMT


In anticipation of "Sex Drive" which street date is fast approaching, a bunch of interesting features from the movie are given for fans enjoyment. The created website presents among others, all trailers and clips from the movie as well as lines and quotes taken from the film.

To know the characters in the comedy better, there are also bios of the main cast that include which movies they have starred in prior to "Sex Drive". Fans will also be able to create their own bumper stickers or download wallpapers and buddy icons for instant messenger and email signature. All of the features can be found on WhatsYourSexDrive.com.
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Jesse McCartney Joins Cast of ABC Family's 'Greek'


September 30, 2008 01:27:11 GMT


Teenage heartthrob Jesse McCartney is turning his back on singing to invade the small screen, joining the cast of ABC Family's comedy drama "Greek." Entertainment Weekly reported Monday, September 29 that the singer will star in the series for its mid-season return in spring 2009.

McCartney reportedly will portray the role of Andy, a high school friend of Calvin, Paul James' character, who fuels a rivalry between the Kappa Tau and Omega Chi houses when he proves to be an in-demand pledge. Actor Ken Marino is also set to guest star in the mid-season premiere as a fellow summer camp counselor with Rusty, played by Jacob Zachar.
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Robert Plant Debunks Reunion With Led Zeppelin Rumor

September 30, 2008 01:16:03 GMT


Led Zeppelin's lead vocalist Robert Plant has slammed recent rumor claiming that he has agreed to do a roadshow with the band. A statement issued on his official website has made clear that the rumor is not true saying, "Contrary to a spate of recent reports, Robert Plant will not be touring or recording with Led Zeppelin. Anyone buying tickets online to any such event will be buying bogus tickets."

Further, Robert explains that he is now in the middle of touring with country musician Alison Krauss " in support of their duet album called "Raising Sand", which has been honored as Album of the Year at Americana Music Association's 7th Annual Honors & Awards show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on September 18. After those dates, he is said to have "no intention whatsoever of touring with anyone for at least the next two years."
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Hit Maker Prince Turns His Back on Raunchy Routines


September 29, 2008 09:33:58 GMT


Willing to get better with his growing age, Prince has a change of heart that he decided to turn his back on his raunchy past. The hit maker openly admitted he no longer wants to write songs with lusty lyrics and perform dirty dancing on-stage because he does not want to offend his fans, who as time goes by have grown up and had children.

Talking about his determination, Prince told USA Today, "I did the Dirty Mind tour and pushed that envelope off the table. What I didn't do, Madonna finished. I don't want to go back. You have to get out of your own way." He went on revealing the fact that he is a Jehovah's Witness advocate has also contributed to his decision. Giving credit to the bible, which he often reads, Prince furthermore remarked "that's another way faith has changed me."
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First Trailer of 'Seven Pounds' Released

September 29, 2008 09:33:56 GMT


The first look into Columbia Pictures' "Seven Pounds" is given through the release of its trailer. The drama film once again unites people behind the Oscar-nominated "The Pursuit of Happyness" which are actor Will Smith, director Gabriele Muccino and producers Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, James Lassiter and Steve Tisch.

Telling the story of everyday life, "Seven Pounds" will see Smith playing an IRS agent named Ben Thomas who thinks he ruins his life in mere 7 seconds. As an attempt to make amends, he takes the identity of his younger brother and determines to change the lives of seven people on his list. Twist of story comes in when he falls in love with one of them and his own life is about to change.
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'The Reader' Announces Release Date, Eying as Oscar Candidate

September 29, 2008 09:14:04 GMT


The Weinstein Company finally announce the release date for their big screen "The Reader", marking that a dispute between producers Harvey Weinstein and Scott Rudin over the movie's release has been resolved. "We are in complete agreement on the date we have chosen," the two say. "Working together, we developed a plan to extend the postproduction schedule in order to give Stephen Daldry the additional time he needs to successfully complete the film."

In a joint statement, the two producers reveal that the drama film, which stars Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes, will come out on December 12, keeping Harvey's previous plan which had been strongly rejected by Scott. Some say that Harvey's rush move happens because he wants to bring the movie as an Oscar candidate. On the contrary, Scott, who has two other awards movies out this year, lobbied for a 2009 release and refused to be pushed up.
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Kenneth Branagh Expected to Direct 'Thor'

September 29, 2008 08:39:28 GMT


With several names coming out attached as the helmer of "Thor", Kenneth Branagh becomes the last one mentioned. The Northern Irish director and actor who was catapulted to success through the 1989 "Henry V", is said to be in talks to helm the Marvel Comics adaptation of "Thor".

The news comes from Variety that reported Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige picks Branagh as the director. This has been considered as an odd choice for Branagh has not helmed any action movie in more than a decade although he did earn two Oscar nominations for "Henry V". No other details have been shared except that the movie is aimed to be released on June 4, 2010.
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Guns N' Roses' 'Chinese Democracy' Set for Exclusive Best Buy


September 29, 2008 08:02:40 GMT


Guns N' Roses' upcoming sixth studio album, "Chinese Democracy", has been confirmed to be exclusively released through big retailer, Best Buy. Some details of the agreement are reportedly still in the work, including the album release date.

Previously, several new songs from the band's upcoming album were leaked earlier. The blogger behind the posting had been questioned by FBI due to his illegal action. Meanwhile, another song from the band's long-delayed album titled "If The World" is speculated to appear in the upcoming Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe's movie "Body of Lies".
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Preview of 'Brothers and Sisters' 3.02: Book Burning


September 29, 2008 07:56:24 GMT


Sneak peek to "Brothers & Sisters" 3.02 has been given attached to the season premiere on Sunday, September 28. Following the holiday, Kevin and and Nora are still in tension while Kitty and husband Robert get serious with their adoption process.

A social worker starts visiting the couple and attends a 'typical' Walker family dinner. Meanwhile, Holly is giving Rebecca the full access to her two million dollar trust fund, making Rebecca to question her mother's motif. Rebecca's romance to Justin also heats up on the couch. Holly, in the mean time, investigates a former Walker's 'secret'.
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