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Amy Winehouse to Make Acting Debut, Starring in 'Dr. Who'

April 02, 2008 05:00:11 GMT


Amid heavy media exposure on her meltdown, Amy Winehouse is reported to act in a forthcoming episode of "Doctor Who". The troubled singer, according to NME, will reprise the role of the villainess The Rani, which was made famous by actress Kate O'Mara in the 1980s.

The Rani is described as "an evil scientific genius rouge time lord" who in previous series of the hit TV show has enslaved entire planets. The role will be Amy's first acting debut on the TV screen should report on that matter is true.
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Weezer's Another Self-Titled Album Release Date Set

April 02, 2008 04:24:48 GMT


Previously thought only a hoax in celebration of April Fool's day (April 1), Weezer confirms that their new album will be titled "Weezer" for the third time. To differentiate the new set with the two others, this forthcoming release will be referred to as "Weezer (Red Album)".

The publicist also confirmed that the Geffen album will be released on June 17. The first single, according to a report on RollingStone.com, is in most probability "Pork and Beans", a title that is not in match with frontman River Cuomo's description. He wrote on the band's website that the single is "one word, starts with a T, ends with an R and contains twelve letters."
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Superheroes Creator Stan Lee Teaming Up With Disney for Three Pics

April 02, 2008 03:57:33 GMT


Following the signing of exclusive deal between the creator of comic book superheroes Stan Lee and Walt Disney Pictures, it is now reported that Lee and Disney have set up three feature film projects. Variety reported Lee and his POW! Entertainment's partner Gill Champion will be the executive producers of the three films entitled "Nick Ratchet", "Blaze" and "Tigress".

Though keeping the storyline of the three movies under tight wraps, it is explained that "Ratchet" will be based on a screenplay written by "P.S., I Love You" helmer and scribbler Richard LaGravenese, while "Blaze" is set to be written by Robert Goldman and "Tigress" will be penned by Zoe Green. Further, "Rachet" will be directed by LaGravenese. It should be noted also that "Tigress" is not the same movie project as the previous film of the same name which is also developed by Lee. The earlier announced film project which has Michelle Rodriguez attached as the star is based on a "Conan the Barbarian" villainess.
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Colombian Pop Superstar Shakira Caught in Sex Tape Prank


April 02, 2008 03:54:50 GMT


Bad news travels fast, but representatives for Shakira and Alejandro Sanz are also quick to issue a denial over reports that their celebrity clients have been caught on film enjoying a threesome with Shakira's boyfriend Antonio de la Rua. Shot down reports on the existence of a sex tape, both representatives claimed them as prank.

Internet reports surfaced on April Fool's Day suggested that Shakira, Alejandro, and Antonio have been caught on film enjoying a threesome. Reports on that matter, according to PeopleEnEspanol.com, got started when Argentine DJ Javier Ceriani commented on a little Internet report on his Zona Cero radio show.
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Video Preview: Usher's 'Love in This Club'

April 02, 2008 03:47:09 GMT


A 30 second preview has been given for the highly-anticipated video of Usher's "Love in This Club" featuring Young Jeezy. It has been revealed that Keri Hilson plays the love interest of Usher in the video but the preview also allows fans to know that Kanye West and P. Diddy are in it too.

The video was shot on March 15 in Los Angeles with Usher's long-time affiliate, Jamaica, tackling the choreography of the video that mainly takes set at a nightclub. The full video reportedly will be premiered on Monday, April 7.
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Rock Act 311 Reeling in Snoop Dogg for 'Unity Tour'

April 02, 2008 03:17:39 GMT


Reggae/alternative rock band 311 make an unlikely touring partnership with rapper Snoop Dogg. The two acts will embark on a jaunt aptly called "Unity Tour" this June with another rock act Fiction Plane in support, playing mostly amphitheaters.

The first date of the outing is set on June 24 in Phoenix while the latest announced schedule is August 3 in Austin, Texas. "Unity Tour" is actually a long running trek that has been conducted by 311 almost every year with supports of other acts. The name is taken from one of the band's early releases. Those who have been tagged along in the previous years include Matisyahu, The Roots and The Wailers.
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David Beckham Named Britain's Best and Worst-Dressed Man by GQ Magazine

April 02, 2008 02:58:49 GMT


While James Bond star Daniel Craig is invading the news media concerning his GQ's Best Dressed Man title, David Beckham steals the spot. Not without reason, but it is because the soccer god has been included in the lists of Britain's Best Dressed Men and Worst-Dressed Men, both are complied by GQ Magazine's U.K. edition.

David, who arguably is considered as a style icon, is ranked 6th in the list of 2008 Best-Dressed Men in Britain. He, interestingly, has also been named the 9th Worst-Dressed Men in Britain in 2008.
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Video Premiere: Plies' 'Who Hotter Than Me'


April 02, 2008 02:52:41 GMT


Plies has begun peeling off the details of his sophomore album, "Definition of Real". Beside releasing a music video for a track called "Who Hotter Than Me", the rapper also announced that the set will be dropped in stores on June 24 instead of June 10 like the initial plan.

According to a press release by Atlantic Records, it is revealed that "Bust It Baby Pt. 2" will be the official single although the first part has hit the airwaves first. The "Pt.2" that features R 'n' B singer Ne-Yo has also been "personally presented" to radio stations across his home state of Florida.
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No Truth to Trojan Comdoms' 10M Dollar Offer for Johnny Depp

April 02, 2008 02:32:56 GMT


Johnny Depp will not be appearing in condom ads. A representative for the actor has quashed reports that he's been offered a $10 million deal to be the new face of Trojan condoms.

The Dailystar reported Sunday, March 30 that Depp was expected to do a series of TV commercials for Trojan's new Magnum range. The Web stated that Trojan bosses believed the actor would considerably boost sales of their Magnum range, and help inspire an anti-AIDS campaign to send free condoms to less economically developed countries. Report on that matter was quick to spread all over the net.
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Velvet Revolver Officially Kick Out Vocalist

April 02, 2008 02:30:18 GMT


Previously only giving a hint, Slash finally reveals that his Velvet Revolver bandmate, Scott Weiland is officially off the group. The guitarist blamed the decision to boot off Weiland on "erratic behavior".

The announcement came with the wind down of their extensive tour in Amsterdam yesterday (April 1). In a press release Slash said, "This band is all about its fans and its music and Scott Weiland isn't 100% committed to either. Among other things, his increasingly erratic onstage behavior and personal problems have forced us to move on."
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Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z Obtained New York Wedding License

April 02, 2008 01:59:14 GMT


The Hollywood rumor mill went into overdrive again as new report surfaced by the hour that Beyonce Knowles and her longtime boyfriend Jay-Z have taken out a marriage license. Both music superstars obtained a wedding license in Scarsdale, New York Tuesday morning, April 1, according to People.

No verification nor denial from both parties and their people just yet. A representative for Beyonce refused to comment on the singer's betrothed status or her seemingly pending nuptials, simply told People "No comment."
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Britney Spears to Make Cameo Appearance in 'High School Musical 3'?


April 01, 2008 09:50:30 GMT


After her appearance in television series "How I Met Your Mother" boosted up the ratings of the series, it has been rumored that troubled pop singer Britney Spears will be tapped to join the Wildcats cast in the third installment of the successful Disney's film series "High School Musical 3: Senior Year". Entertainment Wise reported that the "...Baby One More Time" hitmaker is going to appear in the franchise due to director Kenny Ortega's wish.

The site claimed that the film series' helmer desperately wants the former pop princess to make a cameo appearance in the film. "Britney is a modern day icon and having her in HSM would be incredible," Ortega allegedly explained. "If Ms. Darbus had a star pupil like her in the drama class, Sharpay would have some stiff competition."
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Rap Artist Kanye West Launches New Online Travel Service

April 01, 2008 09:35:15 GMT


Apparently can never have too many on his career resume, Kanye West ventures into new business, launching a new online travel company through his official Website. The rap artist and hip hop producer named his travel company, "Kanye Travel Ventures" (KTV).

The company, owned by the rapper's West Brands, LLC, reportedly is formed to serve business and leisure travel demands for Kanye's fans. It offers fans the chance to purchase concert tickets for his performances along with "other performance-related merchandise and events".
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Fall Films' Release Date Unveiled, Keira Knightley's 'Duchess' Comes In September

April 01, 2008 09:21:09 GMT


Following the letting out of the fall theatrical schedule for many upcoming films, it was announced that the upcoming 18th century drama "The Duchess" will be arriving in theaters this fall. Variety reported that the Paramount Vantage's film starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes has been set to make its debut on September 12, 2008.

It was further reported that the film that picks up the scandalous story of Georgiana, the duchess of Devonshire, will be having a limited previewing. Penned by Jeffrey Hatcher and Susanne Bier, the film is based on Amanda Foreman's biography and was said to be originally set to be helmed by Bier. It was shot at Twickenham Film Studios. It also had on-location filming that include shooting at Chatsworth, Bath, Holkham Hall, Norfolk and Kedleston Hall.
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Jamie Pressly Tapped for 'I Love You, Man'

April 01, 2008 08:36:58 GMT


The actress of "DOA: Dead or Alive" Jaime Pressly has reportedly nailed a major role in the DreamWorks Pictures' comedy project entitled "I Love You, Man" According to Hollywood Reporter, the 30-year-old actress will star opposite Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones and Jason Segel in the film.

It is said that Pressly will be portraying the best friend of Jones' character, whereas Rudd is set to play the lead character, Jones will be starring as the fiancee of Rudd's character, and Segel has been tapped to star as the new-found friend of Rudd's character. In the film, the actress who gives voice to Mrs. Quilligan of "Horton Hears a Who!" will be acting under the direction of John Hamburg.
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