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Coldplay Posted Christmas Song for Fans

December 14, 2007 04:37:48 GMT

With their fourth studio album in near completion, Coldplay spared some time to work on a Christmas song titled '2000 Miles'. The single which is a cover of The Pretenders' 1983 classic is posted on the band's official site for fans to listen.

On their decision to go for a cover instead of an original material, vocalist Chris Martin said, "We love Christmas songs, but every time we try and write one it's awful. So we cover them. Well, once or twice actually. The one song I would most liked to have written is 'Fairytale of New York' by de bloody Pogues of Ireland."
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Pamela Anderson Not Doing a New Reality TV Show for E!

December 14, 2007 04:18:35 GMT

Pamela Anderson has shot down reports she and husband Rick Solomon have signed a deal to star in a new reality TV show for E!

The former "Baywatch" star and her new husband Solomon were reported to be producing and starring in an as-yet-untitled series to debut in the spring of 2008 on the celeb-drenched cable channel which will follow them around Vegas as they balance their non-stop party life, while showing their family life with their children from their previous marriages.
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Madonna, 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee

December 14, 2007 04:05:05 GMT

Twenty six years after she jumped into the music business, Madonna is finally eligible to be inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The singer who signed to Sire Records in 1982 will join other artists who have released their works more than quarter of a century ago.

Those in the list for the 2008 batch are John Mellencamp, songwriter Leonard Cohen, instrumental rock band The Ventures and English beat group The Dave Clark Five. They will all be hailed on March 10 in the induction ceremony which is held at New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel.
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Thousands of Families and Friends Attended Pimp C's Funeral

December 14, 2007 03:34:39 GMT

Bun B, Chamillionaire, Mike Jones, Trae and Willie D of the Geto Boys were among thousands of families and friends saying farewell to Pimp C in a funeral held Thursday, December 13 at the Robert A. Bowers Civic Center in the rapper's southeast Texas hometown of Port Arthur.

As the funeral service was about to begin, instrumentals of the music that made Pimp C famous were played over the sound system and when the music stopped playing the Rev. John R. Adolph began a prayer. The religious ceremony also included the reading of a resolution by the mayor of Port Arthur and remembrances by Jeff Sledge of Jive Records and Pimp C's mother, Weslyn Monroe who said her only son was in heaven.
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Atonement Ruled in 2008 Golden Globes' Film Nominations

December 14, 2007 03:32:29 GMT

"Atonement" leads the pack on the 2008 Golden Globes nominations. On Thursday, December 13, in the 65th annual Golden Globe Awards' nominees announcement, the drama movie was announced to be the receiver of seven nods, including Best Drama Picture, Best Director for Joe Wright, Best Screenplay for Christopher Hampton, and Best Original Score for Dario Marianelli.

However, unlike on other Golden Globes, this time "Atonement" will have to face hard competitions from six other nominees, including the two film critics' favorite movies, "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood", as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association declared that they are breaking the tradition of listing 5 nominees for Best Drama Picture. The remaining competitors are "American Gangster", "Eastern Promises", "The Great Debaters" and "Michael Clayton".
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Janet Jackson Employs 'Discipline' as Her New Album

December 14, 2007 03:27:39 GMT

Island Def Jam has announced that Janet Jackson's new album will be titled 'Discipline' and will be dropped in stores on February 26. The single 'Feedback' meanwhile, will take its first impact on the radio outlets on January 7.

Stated in the press release is the involvement of Janet's boyfriend Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo, Stargate, Tricky Stewart, The-Dream and Rodney Jerkins in the production of the album. The whole album is executive produced by Antonio "L.A." Reid, the chairman of the label.
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Shakira Scores a Golden Globe Nomination Through 'Despedida'

December 14, 2007 03:04:14 GMT

Shakira nails a nomination at 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards for her composition for the score of Benjamin Bratt-starring drama flick 'Love in the Time of Cholera', sharing it with Brazilian composer Antonio Pinto.

Her song which is titled 'Despedida' is running for 'Best Original Song', the same category that also put Clint Eastwood's 'Grace is Gone' and Eddie Vedder's 'Guaranteed', soundtracks to 'Grace is Gone' and 'Into the Wild' respectively.
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HBO Leads Golden Globes' TV Nominations with 18 Nods

December 14, 2007 02:50:51 GMT

The nominations for the upcoming 65th annual Golden Globe Awards are in already. With "Atonement" gains the most nominations in movie category, taking in a total of 7, the TV category is dominated by HBO, leading the pack with 18 nods.

The premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner is up for such categories as Best Television Series - Drama for "Big Love," Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama for Edie Falco of "The Sopranos", Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama for Bill Paxton of "Big Love" and Best Television Series - Musical Or Comedy for both "Entourage" and "Extras".
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Snippet of Britney Spears' 'Piece of Me' Video

December 14, 2007 02:15:48 GMT

Before the actual music video receives its world premiere, a snippet of Britney Spears' 'Piece of Me' has been ran to ABC's '20/20' last night (December 14). A 30 seconds clip of the highly-anticipated video shows Britney and her 'twins'.

As previously reported, Britney uses multiple body doubles for this clip to create camouflage for the paparazzi who always want a "piece of" her. In the short clip, it is shown that the photographers snapped the back of one of the blondes, and made headline out of it without making sure that it's really Britney.
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Mary-Kate Olsen Romantically Linked to Dave Annable

December 14, 2007 01:48:57 GMT

Had been rumored to be dating hockey hottie Sean Avery, Mary-Kate Olsen is now romantically linked to actor Dave Annable, famous for playing the character of Justin Walker in ABC's dramatic TV series "Brothers & Sisters."

The young and rich actress was said to be seen having dinner at Los Angeles' Teddy's restaurant in the Roosevelt Hotel during which she was seen "all over" the 28-years-old actor.
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Young Stars to Get Honored at 2008 Santa Barbara Film Fest

December 13, 2007 09:40:03 GMT

It's now turn for young names to get presented with prestigious honor. Organizers of the Santa Barbara Film Festival have announced that they will bestow Virtuosos Award to the likes of James McAvoy, Casey Affleck, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, and Amy Ryan.

The prize was established this year to recognize performances of a select group of young actors. The pack reportedly will receive the trophy during a tribute ceremony held on January 30, 2008 at Santa Barbara's Lobero Theater.
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Celine Dion Shot 'A World to Believe In' Video With J-Pop Singer

December 13, 2007 09:33:57 GMT

Celine Dion who re-recorded 'A World to Believe In', her second single lifted from 'Taking Chances', with J-pop singer Yuna Ito, released a music video to it on December 6.

The video was shot in Las Vegas back in October 2007, showing Dion and Ito recording the duet in the studio. Ito reportedly will support Dion when she visits Japan in March 2008 for the promotion of the CD.
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The Malawian Government Approved Madonna's Adoption of David Banda

December 13, 2007 09:14:22 GMT

Just yesterday she sparked heavy media speculation on a possible facelift, and now Madonna is reported to have been given an okay by the Malawian government to adopt son David Banda.

The pop goddess and husband Guy Ritchie's adoption of two-years-old David has finally been approved by the Malawian government, more than a year after the couple took David to Britain.
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Alicia Keys Toplining Oprah Winfrey-Produced Lena Horne Biopic

December 13, 2007 09:05:17 GMT

Taking her time to turn up at the Los Angeles premiere of her latest producing work "The Great Debaters", Oprah Winfrey has informed USA TODAY that she is now gearing up for a biopic about the life of celebrated singer Lena Horne with Alicia Keys to topline.

"We're going to start filming next year," she revealed. "And we've got Alicia."
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Cat Power in 'Juno' Soundtrack List

December 13, 2007 09:01:00 GMT

Cat Power and Sonic Youth are assisting the soundtracks to comedy slash drama 'Juno' that stars Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman among others.

Cat is giving her cover of John Phillip Baptiste's 'Sea of Love' while Sonic hands over their fixation The Carpenters' 'Superstar' that appeared in their 1994 tribute album 'If I Were a Carpenter'.
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