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'Prom Night' Brought Home North American Box Office Crown

April 14, 2008 02:51:05 GMT


Screen Gems' teen horror thriller flick "Prom Night" proved to be the best on the North American box office this weekend as it debuted strongly at the number one slot. According to studio estimates, the remake of the 1980 slasher thriller movie pulled in approximately $22.7 million from 2,700 theaters during its opening three-days weekend which ended Sunday, April 13 and it also has beaten its strong competitor "Street Kings" as well as dethroned last week champion "21".

Regardless of the lack of reviews, the film starring Brittany Snow and Johnathon Schaech has managed to score big and became the best scoring horror film since the release of "Saw IV" in October 2007 which took in $31.7 million. By landing on the top spot, the film about high school teenagers who are terrorized by a sadistic killer on their prom night continued Sony Pictures' domination on the box office as the film marked the third weekend the distributor nailed the #1 spot following the success garnered by "21" in the last two weeks.
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Video Premiere: Lupe Fiasco's 'Paris, Tokyo'

April 14, 2008 02:42:26 GMT


Lupe Fiasco has generously posted his new video for single "Paris, Tokyo" on his official YouTube account. The song is the fourth single from his 2007 album, "The Cool" and probably the last from the set before he puts up another album titled "LupEnd" this year.

The video is employing a 1940s theme where the rapper hops on a classic train and at one point rides a camel. Lupe will embark on a tour, supporting Kanye West and accompanied by N.E.R.D and Rihanna beginning this Wednesday, April 16 in Seattle. Kanye has given a little peek into the concept and the stage of this tour which will be dubbed "Glow in the Dark Tour Ignited by Absolut 100".
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Britney Spears Passed Field Sobriety Test in Minor Chain-Reaction Collision

April 14, 2008 02:24:22 GMT


While the news media were inundated with reports on Britney Spears' minor highway accident, occurred on Saturday evening, April 12 in the Los Angeles area, new claim has just surfaced that the pop star passed the field sobriety test the CHP officers performed on her soon following the fender bender. TMZ cited a CHP representative as saying there was "no odor, nor any kind of erratic behavior" that could have suggested Britney was under the influence during her three-car collision.

Britney, according to various reports, was driving her 2008 white Mercedes northbound on the 405 connector to the 101 freeway when the collision occurred at just after 8 P.M. Saturday night. According to the accident report, "The collision occurred when the driver of the Mercedes, driving in the #3 lane, in stop and go traffic failed to observe the vehicle directly ahead of her come to a complete stop. She attempted to brake but failed to stop her vehicle prior to colliding into the rear of the Nissan [in front of her]." And so, the Nissan collided into another car, which was not damaged.
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'National Treasure' Actor Justin Bartha Romancing Catherine Zeta-Jones in Film

April 12, 2008 07:36:16 GMT


The co-star of Nicolas Cage in the two "National Treasure" films, Justin Bartha, has been signed to star another feature film project. According to Hollywood Reporter, the 29-year-old actor will be teaming up with Catherine Zeta-Jones in forthcoming comedy romantic film "The Rebound".

In the film, the actor who got minor role in Matthew McConaughey's "Failure to Launch" is going to be the on-screen lover of Michael Douglas' wife as he is set to portray a 25-year-old man who is having an unlikely romantic relationship with his neighbor that will be played by Zeta-Jones. He will join the "Chicago" star when the shooting for the film begins sometime in April 2008 in New York.
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Snoop Dogg Working on Children's Book Series, 'Where's The Cheese'


April 12, 2008 07:16:00 GMT


Snoop Dogg turns children's book author. The bad boy rapper, according to sources, is working on a children's book series.

The book, which is to be titled "Where's The Cheese", is meant to help city youngsters cope with the problems that can arise in their environment. It will be illustrated by Snoop's cousin Joe Cool.
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Gisele Bundchen to Be 'Austin Powers 4' Girl

April 12, 2008 07:10:45 GMT


Supermodel Gisele Bundchen reportedly is going to try her luck once again on the big screen through "Austin Powers 4". According to The Boston Globe, the 27-year-old Brazilian model has been considered to topline the fourth installment of the "Austin Powers" film series.

Allegedly, the girlfriend of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been given the film's script. Further, Globe claimed that the model's agent will meet the film's star Mike Myers and director Jay Roach to discuss the possibility of Bundchen tackling the female lead in the film that is said to be focused on Dr. Evil character rather than Powers himself.
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Hayden Panettiere's Sexual Harassment Parody PSA, Watch the Video

April 12, 2008 06:45:35 GMT


Is very vocal in confronting the dolphin slaughter, Hayden Panettiere takes her celebrity status one notch higher with an involvement in sexual harassment issue. The "Heroes" hottie has herself starred in a sexual harassment Public Service Announcement (PSA).

Don't take it too far though as the PSA is on the Will Ferrell-owned comedy site FunnyorDie. Visit the site for more and watch the PSA after this news.
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Disney Actress Danielle Panabaker Cast in 'Friday the 13th'


April 12, 2008 06:22:37 GMT


The actress who often appeared in Disney Channel original movies Danielle Panabaker will soon be seen in the upcoming horror film "Friday the 13th". According to Bloody-Disgusting, the 21-year-old actress has been signed to star in the Platinum Dunes' remake movie.

Though it is still unclear what character she will be portraying, the co-star of Kevin Costner in "Mr. Brooks" is said to be starring as one of the camp counselors at the Camp Crystal Lake and will share the screen with earlier cast that include Jared Padalecki, Derek Mears and Amanda Righetti. Joining her in the ensemble are "Disturbia" actor Aaron Yoo and "Transformers" thesp Travis Van Winkle.
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Bobby V Left Def Jam to Go Independent

April 12, 2008 06:21:20 GMT


As part of his transition to become an independent artist, Bobby V announced that he is no longer bound to Disturbing Tha Peace or Def Jam. In an interview with DJBooth.net, the R 'n' B singer said that he is on the verge of making himself the mastermind of his soon-to-be-released EP, "Come With Me".

Bobby said that the decision was peaceful and that it was made after a discussion with Chaka Zulu and DTP's head Ludacris. "The decision to leave was totally mine," he said. "I sat down with Ludacris and Chaka Zulu, and I explained to them that it was time for me to venture out on my own. They had no problem with it; they are cool with it, no beef at all."
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Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown on 'American Idol'


April 12, 2008 05:21:30 GMT


Jordin Sparks has made a return on the American Idol stage on Thursday, April 10, being joined by Chris Brown. The show's sixth season winner was featured as a guest performer, singing her single "No Air" which is also featuring Brown on its album version.

"No Air" is the second official single from Sparks' self-titled debut album that was released last year. The single has been gaining a lot of airplay and been selling well that it remains on the top 10 positions of Billboard Hot 100 chart in its 14th week. Sparks recently outed that she was nervous while doing intimate scenes with Brown while being watched by his alleged girlfriend, Rihanna. She said, "It was hard at first, but then I said, 'you know what? I have to work!' It had to look like I was in love with him, so I had to do it. Hopefully she won't kill me!!"
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Paula Abdul Has Separated from Boyfriend J.T. Torregiani, Friends Claimed

April 12, 2008 05:17:34 GMT


Paula Abdul apparently found herself in the single scene again. The "American Idol" judge, according to her friends, has separated from boyfriend J.T. Torregiani.

Speculation on the couple's break up sparked after Paula failed to show up at the opening of JT's new restaurant Beso, which he has launched with "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria, last month. Added fuel to the break up rumors, JT reportedly was spotted flirting with female guests during the event.
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Debunking Rumors, Rose McGowan Still Robert Rodriguez's 'Barbarella'

April 12, 2008 05:09:32 GMT


Answering to the rumors claiming that Universal Pictures didn't want her in the forthcoming sci-fi action remake "Barbarella", Rose McGowan came clean about the matter. To MTV News, the co-star of Alyssa Milano in television series "Charmed" revealed that the speculation hold no truth in it and that she will still take the titular character in the movie.

In an interview with the music network, the "Grindhouse" actress expressed her annoyance to the rumor that she might be replaced by bigger Hollywood actresses, such as Jessica Alba or Nicole Kidman. "[The news that I was out] was really irritating because I know all the people over there and obviously it wasn't true. It was very malicious and there was no proof," the 34-year-old actress commented. "Oftentimes these things have basis in truth but this didn't. I have contracts to prove it."
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Fergie, Jennifer Hudson On Board 'Sex and the City' Soundtrack


April 12, 2008 04:43:08 GMT


The soundtrack of "Sex and the City" the movie is revamped with the appearances of two award-winning singers. The flick's director Michael Patrick King revealed to Entertainment Weekly that Stacy Ferguson aka Fergie and Jennifer Hudson are chipping in their voices in the soundtrack album. The latter is known to be one of the cast in the movie, playing the main character's assistant.

Fergie is tackling a number titled "Labels & Love" which will be made the opening credit. King said that Fergie agreed to contribute in the soundtrack after she was shown the movie. "It's an entirely new song with lyrics, but it has the 'Sex and the City' theme as the DNA - on steroids," King elaborated on the sound of the song.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Jay-Z's Protege Rihanna Had No Idea About His Wedding to Beyonce Knowles

April 12, 2008 04:37:56 GMT


Just like many of Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles' friends and colleagues, Rihanna also had no idea about the couple's hush-hush nuptials, which was widely believed to be held on April 4 at the hip hop artist's New York apartment. The "Umbrella" singer told People at the Escada Moon Sparkle/Island Def Jam benefit for her Believe Foundation and the world's largest bone marrow donor center DKMS earlier this week, "I didn't know! No one knew!"

Rihanna is Jay-Z's protege. He helped co-writing the smash hit "Umbrella" for her third studio album, "Good Girl Gone Bad" which was released in 2007. On February 10, 2008 she won the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Grammy with Jay-Z for "Umbrella".
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Shots From Ne-Yo's 'Closer' Music Video


April 12, 2008 04:19:29 GMT


A number of on-set pictures from Ne-Yo's new video has been leaked on-line. The pictures which are in high quality are the shots taken for the music video of "Closer", the first single from the R 'n' B singer's upcoming album "Year of the Gentleman".

Ne-Yo reportedly took the shots of the video at Santa Clara Studios, California earlier this week. It was directed by the renown Melina who also directed his "Because of You" video, featuring Ne-Yo in 'gentleman-looking' suit dancing with a woman. Other shots also show Ne-Yo alone in the center of the spotlight plus him being backed up with four dancers.
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