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A Bunch of 'Wall-E' Featurettes and Vignettes

June 16, 2008 06:10:01 GMT


In support of the promotional campaign for the upcoming Walt Disney/Pixar's "Wall-E", a bunch of video footages in relation to the animation movie have been outed. The footages include two featurettes, which are entitled "A Space Journey in Sound" and "Pixar Goes Space Age", and five new Brazilian vignettes.

As its title, the first featurette "A Space Journey in Sound" brings the viewers closer to the making of "Wall-E" from the sound effects side. It focuses on the importance of the sci-fi sound needed to make it realistic and it exposes how Ben Burtt, the Oscar-winning sound editor for "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and the man behind the voice of R2-D2 robot in the "Star Wars" films, works to get every sound for "Wall-E".
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Joel Madden Put June 29 Wedding Rumors to Rest

June 16, 2008 05:11:02 GMT


Are they or aren't they? There's no truth to the wedding rumors that hit celebrity couple Joel Madden and his baby's mother Nicole Richie. The Good Charlotte frontman put the false wedding reports to end, addressing the gossip on the band's blog.

Joel posted an entry that was begun with the statement, "We Did It! Nicole and I Finally Got Married!!" He then went on writing, "CHECK OUT MY BLOG FOR A PICTURE OF ME AND MY BEAUTIFUL BRIDE. ALL I CAN SAY IS I AM SO VERY HAPPY.......CONGRATULATIONS TO ME!!"
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Artist of the Week 25 - 2008 : Adele

June 16, 2008 05:04:29 GMT


She has been dubbed the next Amy Winehouse. She has had a number one album in U.K. at the age of 19. She doesn't need to fit in the ideal music industry weight to be in the mainstream. She is Adele, a British new sensation that has been dubbed the 'It' girl of soul, and it's easy to see why.

With distinctive voice, Adele comes up right on track as one of the most promising music acts Britain has. With the budding interest on soul and jazz sounds that have been mapped out by Winehouse, her single "Chasing the Pavements" easily slips to people's ears as catchy and notable. The single went straight to #2 on U.K. Singles chart on downloads alone. When the album "19" was released in U.K. in January 2008, the sale went wild that it debuted at #1 on the Albums chart and went on selling more than 300,000 copies.
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7 Minutes of Angelina Jolie's 'Wanted'

June 16, 2008 04:32:21 GMT


For those who still can't get enough of "Wanted (2008)", Universal Pictures have brought out an extended clip of the Timur Bekmambetov's action movie. The latest video footage outed to promote the tidbit is timed at 7:24 and shows much of the film's spoiler.

The clip displays the scene in which Fox played by Angelina Jolie approaches Wesley Gibson portrayed by James McAvoy for the first time in the supermarket. It exposes the gun fight battle between Fox and an unknown man supposedly sent to kill Gibson. The gun fight then continues with the full amazing car chase sequences which bits of them have been shown earlier through other video footages.
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M.I.A. Hinted Retirement at Bonnaroo Festival

June 16, 2008 04:29:54 GMT


British singer M.I.A. announced a surprising news to her fans as in her concert at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Friday, June 13, she hinted her retirement. The singer mentioned her statements about three times during her performance at the concert saying, "This is my last show."

Making her retirement statements clearer, on one occasion during her set after saying "this is my last show", she also added, "and I'm glad that I'm spending it with all my hippies!". Beside announcing the surprising decision at the concert, M.I.A. even let some of her fans, who broke through the barricades and climbed on the stage, to stay with her from the midway of the event until most of her songs.
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Country Music Star Sara Evans Married Fiance Jay Barker

June 16, 2008 04:13:15 GMT


The wedding bells ring again for Sara Evans. The country music star married her fiance, former University of Alabama quarterback Jay Barker, Saturday evening, June 14 in an outdoor ceremony at a Franklin, Tenn., farm near her home. The marriage is the second for both.

There were about 145 guests witnessed the black-and-white-themed wedding ceremony. The couple's seven children served as attendants, with Evans' son walked his mother down the aisle, preceded by her two daughters, Olivia, 5, and Audrey, 3. Barker has four children from his previous marriage.
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Full Winners of the 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards


June 16, 2008 04:00:57 GMT


Finally the full winners of the 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards has been announced and the last and coveted awards, the People's Choice categories have got their winners. Winning the People's Choice award for Favorite Canadian artist is rock chick Avril Lavigne with "When You're Gone", making it her second win in a row after grabbing the same prize in 2007.

Beside Avril other musicians that also win the People's Choice categories, are Simple Plan who grabbed the Favorite Canadian Group for "When I'm Gone" and Fall Out Boy who took home the Favorite International Video for "The Take Over, The Break's Over".
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The Wife of Rapper Snoop Dogg Arrested on Suspicion of DUI


June 16, 2008 03:35:56 GMT


Shante Taylor, the wife of Grammy-nominated rap artist Snoop Dogg, was booked on suspicion of DUI. The mother of three was pulled over by police near Highland and Orangethorpe avenues at about 12:15 A.M. Saturday, June 14.

Fullerton police Lt. Craig Brower said Shante was then arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Was taken to Fullerton City Jail, she was booked, issued a citation to appear in court before then being released.
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'Hancock' to Be Released a Day Early

June 16, 2008 03:34:21 GMT


Back in mid-May, disturbing report concerning the slacker superhero "Hancock" has surfaced. At the time, the action drama movie starring Will Smith has been speculated to perhaps unable to be finished on time for its theatrical release because it still has to undergo several re-shooting. But, to the surprise of many, it is now said that the tidbit is coming out even earlier than its previous schedule.

According to Slash Film, Columbia Pictures have taken a major decision to move "Hancock" release date a day before its original plan. Hence, it means that the drunken superhero film will be coming to theaters on Tuesday, July 1 instead of on Wednesday, July 2 and it will be having a six-day holiday weekend showing which is going to be kicked off as early as 7:00 P.M. Still, on the contrary to the latest news and posting a big question mark on it, the film's official site is still listing "Hancock" on July 2 for the North American release date.
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Rocker Kid Rock Rushed to Hospital for Stomach Cramps and Dehydration


June 16, 2008 03:11:32 GMT


Kid Rock had to be hospitalized suddenly just minutes before he was supposed to take the stage at a music festival in England, Friday, June 13. The rock star was forced to pull out of a scheduled performance at the Download Festival, a three-day British music concert, after suffering from stomach cramps and dehydration.

Rock initially was tapped to perform on the festival at around 3.30 P.M. At the last minute, announcers told the audience that he was unwell and wouldn't perform. "We've had the curse of Download. Kid Rock is not very well, we've had to rush him to hospital in Nottingham. He apologizes to his fans," so the announcers told the crowds.
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Rihanna and Linkin Park, Early Winners of the 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards


June 16, 2008 02:44:18 GMT


The 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards, held in Ontario Canada, has announced some of the winners. Among the early winners are two famous names on the music scene, they are Rihanna and Linkin Park.

Rihanna managed to grab home the award for Best International Video for Artist, with her "Don't Stop the Music" beating the likes of Alicia Keys, Stacy Ferguson a.k.a Fergie, Flo Rida, Kanye West, Madonna, Usher and some other famous musicians. Linkin Park on the other hand took home the prize for Best International Video for Group with "Bleed It Out".
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Winners of 6th Annual TV Land Awards Unveiled

June 16, 2008 02:39:19 GMT


The 6th annual TV Land Awards was a star-studded event Sunday, June 15. The awards show, which was held at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, honored the best movies, and some good TV shows. Singer-songwriter and actress Vanessa Williams, who served as host, sang "I'm Flying" from the 2003 adventure flick "Peter Pan."

Comedians Mike Myers and Jonathan Winters were among the honorees. Myers received the Lucille Ball-Legacy of Laughter Award from Justin Timberlake, his co-star in "The Love Guru." Winters, elsewhere, was bestowed the Pioneer Award.
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'Incredible Hulk' Soars on the Box Office

June 16, 2008 01:44:56 GMT


With the disappointing performance of the earlier "Hulk" still fresh in the memory of box office watchers and moviegoers alike, all eyes are focused on "The Incredible Hulk" when it opened in theaters across the country on Friday, June 13, wondering whether it could deliver great performance on the weekend box office. Now, it seems that the Louis Leterrier-directed movie has finally broken out from the stigma put on by its predecessor by debuting strongly at the number one spot of the ticket sales tracker and at the same time smashing its competitors with more than $20 million surpluses.

Earning $55.4 million on its first weekend of screening, the Edward Norton-starrer film pushed "Kung Fu Panda" off the top slot and denied "The Happening" from its glory. The Marvel Entertainment movie hit its aimed target by attracting 60% of male viewers which 52% of them age 25 and older. Commenting on the impressive result garnered by this Universal Pictures' tidbit, David Maisel, the chairman of Marvel Entertainment division Marvel Studios believed that the movie has given a solid answer to the question circulating around it so far stating, "It seems like 'Hulk' has smashed those questions to pieces." Additionally, Paul Dergarabedian, the president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers gave out similar remark about it saying, "The Hulk got a second chance, got angry and came back with a vengeance."
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Video: Cool Bumblebee Sequence From 'Transformers 2' Set

June 14, 2008 07:41:32 GMT


When the production of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" kicked off back in early June, many footages of the on-set filming leaked out. Now, another video footage exposing the shooting of Bumblebee in action got out.

The video was taken when the "Transformers 2" crew were filming on 32nd and Chestnut. In it, it can be seen that the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS-bodied Bumblebee was racing down the street. The yellow-stripped car then did peel outs in 180 degrees before coming to a stop.
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'The Avengers' May See 'Incredible Hulk' as Baddie


June 14, 2008 07:01:01 GMT


The Hulk may be one of the famous superheroes of our time. Though the green beast is often blinded by his rage, the fictional Marvel's character in most of his adventures comes out to be the hero. However, it looks like his heroin acts would end in the upcoming "The Avengers" movie. The further discussion about this matter may contain spoiler to recently released "The Incredible Hulk".

An updated news concerning "Avengers" suggested that Hulk that is portrayed by Edward Norton in "Incredible Hulk" maybe the possible villain to the team of Earth's mightiest heroes. Hinting the possibility, "Hulk" director Louis Leterrier expressed his hope of seeing Hulk as the bad guy saying, "I would love to see [the Hulk become the villain that fights the Avengers] because I think the best villains are always the ones whose agenda you understand. They're not synthetic to us in a way; they're not these one dimensional bad guys."
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