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Amy Winehouse Confirmed to Perform at 2008 BRITs

February 20, 2008 03:35:37 GMT


Failing to appear in flesh at 50th Grammy Awards earlier this month, Amy Winehouse is confirmed to give a live performance at 2008 BRIT Awards today (February 20). Organizers confirmed that she will make a surprise appearance at the London event.

"I heard her rehearse last night and she sounded absolutely great," Ged Doherty, chairman of the BRIT Awards, told Sky News. "We are just thrilled to have her appearing at the ceremony. At times it has been a difficult year for Amy but what has never been in doubt is that she is a real talent."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Mandy Moore Helps Launching New Website to Help Women Balance Their Lives

February 20, 2008 03:26:51 GMT


Has recorded five albums, starred in several films and television series during her career in the entertainment industry, Mandy Moore is lending hand to help launched a new Website that aims to help women balance their lives by sharing stories to inspire and motivate other women to manage their lives better. The Website, uPumpItUp.com, is owned by Kraft Foods, the largest food and beverage company headquartered in North America.

Moore, who is pointed to serve as a spokesperson for the project, explained "UPumpItUp.com is specifically designed to help women truly better themselves, as opposed to just learning how to dress better or lose more weight. It's a place where women can visit when they need some 'me time' - and not feel guilty about it. Women will feel celebrated and rewarded, and I'm honored to be part of this endeavor."
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U2 in Dublin Studio With Brian Eno for New Album

February 20, 2008 03:16:59 GMT


U2 have begun working on their first studio album in four years. The rock band fronted by Bono are reported to be in a Dublin studio to begin on the follow-up to "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (2004).

Producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois will once again give assistance in this album. "We're going to try and break new sonic ground and deliver a masterpiece," Lanois told Billboard.com. "The sleeves are rolled up. Bono is all charged up with a lyrical angle."
News > Celebrity Gossip

J.Lo Sold Baby Pics for 6 Million Dollars


February 20, 2008 03:15:54 GMT


The whole world is awaiting in anticipation for the birth of Jennifer Lopez reportedly twins. Meanwhile, talk is heating up that momma-to-be is shopping around the exclusive pictures of her not yet born babies for about $6 million.

Reports say that People Magazine has paid the huge sum to the actress-singer. That amount in fact does not include worldwide rights which J.Lo has reportedly sold to OK! Magazine which will print the pictures in their 15 international editions.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds in Splitsville?!

February 20, 2008 02:34:34 GMT


Rumor has it that Scarlett Johansson and her actor boyfriend Ryan Reynolds have ended their relationship. Report on that matter is in all probabilities inspired by the fact that the couple are rarely seen together these days.

Ryan, a TV and film actor, was in Germany earlier in the week for the Berlinale annual film festival, promoting his new flick "Fireflies in the Garden". He then had to jet back to New York to tout his other movie "Definitely, Maybe". Scarlett, in the meantime, arrived at the Berlinale days later for the Friday night, February 15, premiere of trashy Tudor epic "The Other Boleyn Girl," amid whispers that the couple have called it quits.
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Foo Fighters Begin Working on 'Echoes' Follow-Up

February 20, 2008 02:21:22 GMT


Foo Fighters have begun working on their Grammy-winning album "Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace" that was released last year. They have written a couple of songs but due to an extensive tour throughout this year, they may face difficulty finding time to record them.

"We're already working on songs," bassist Nate Mendel told Billboard.com. "We've got a handful of them that we're working on at sound check, which has never really happened, so we're getting a good start. The band's in a good place; everyone's really excited about making music, so we're already getting going."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Publicist Confirmed Pink and Hubby Carey Hart Have Separated

February 20, 2008 02:14:21 GMT


The long persistent rumors come to fruition, Pink and her husband Carey Hart are divorcing. The couple who have been married since January 2006 have separated, it has been confirmed.

"Pink and Carey Hart have separated. This decision was made by best friends with a huge amount of love and respect for one another," a representative for Pink said in a statement. "While the marriage is over, their friendship has never been stronger."
News > Movie News

'Quantum of Solace' Cast Rumored Caught in Gang War, Producers Clarify

February 19, 2008 09:49:58 GMT


Following the uprising reports that James Bond's star Daniel Craig and the rest of cast and crew were caught in a middle of a gun battle between two rival gangs in Panama, "Quantum of Solace" producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli cleared out the rumors. According to MI6 News, the producers have released joint statement denying the reports stating that it was a misunderstanding.

Letting out assurance that the cast and crew haven't been threatened in any way possible, the statement read, "The filming of 'Quantum of Solace', with director Marc Forster at the helm, is on schedule and will continue as planned in Panama. None of the cast or crew have ever been in danger. Reports of troubles with gangs are untrue. The protests are to do with the fatal shooting of a construction worker in Colon and are unrelated to our filming activities. Our cast and crew have not been threatened and no thefts or muggings have occurred." Further, they noted that the untrue reports made by British newspaper The Daily Star have made the cast and crew's family in the U.K. stressed out.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Rihanna Involved in Cupcake Fight?!


February 19, 2008 09:26:12 GMT


Won't be turning 20 until Wednesday, February 20, Rihanna however preferred to celebrate her birthday early. The Barbadian singer celebrated her 20th birthday partying with friends at Los Angeles' Les Deux nightclub on Tuesday night, February 19 during which she involved in a cupcake fight.

Rihanna along with celebrity pals, including Kanye West, Wilmer Valderrama, and Chris Brown were all enjoying the party when "There was cupcake frosting all over Rihanna's face and the group was hysterically laughing to the point of almost tears!" a source in the know revealed.
News > Movie News

Sienna Miller's Lover Aboard 'The Boat'

February 19, 2008 09:13:04 GMT


The "Notting Hill" star Rhys Ifans has agreed to star in a new comedy project for Universal Picture. Variety reported that the 39-year-old Welsh actor is set to be playing a pirate radio show's deejay in England in "The Boat That Rocked".

In the Richard Curtis-directed film, the BAFTA-nominated actor will be joined by Kenneth Branagh and January Jones. Branagh will portray another deejay for the radio show, while Jones depicts an American woman who visits the boat used for the show and finds herself to be in love with Ifans' character.
News > Celebrity Gossip

T.I. Among the Many Artists Designing Custom Line T-Shirts for Playboy

February 19, 2008 09:00:28 GMT


In addition to working on his next LP, to be titled "Paper Trail", T.I. is branching out his singing career by designing custom line of T-shirts for Playboy. The rap icon is one among the many other artists giving hand to participate in the second annual Rock the Rabbit Program.

Having seen a number of other famous music figures, including the likes of Duran Duran, Daft Punk, Ghostland Observatory, Hot Chip, Iggy Pop, and Jamie T, place their own personal design around Playboy's famous Rabbit Head, T.I. has his limited edition Rock the Rabbit custom designed T-shirts emblazoned with the words "T.I. vs. T.I.P." with the famous bunny logo and a crown are used as the dots on the "I"s. "T.I. vs. T.I.P." actually is directed from the title of T.I.'s latest effort of the same name.
News > Movie News

Black Eyed Peas' Taboo Being a 'Street Fighter'


February 19, 2008 08:38:20 GMT


Setting his feet in the movie biz, the Black Eyed Peas' rapper Taboo has become the latest addition to action adventure "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li". According to Variety, the hip-hop artist will be joining Kristin Kreuk, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Klein and Rick Yune in the project.

Despite the fact that it was said that the 32-year-old rapper has been signed in, further details about what role he will be playing hasn't been revealed. Still, Variety reported that the man that has made a cameo appearance in John Travolta's "Be Cool" joined the cast with "Pathfinder" actress Moon Bloodgood, Singapore's Edmund Chen and Hong Kong film star Cheng Pei Pei.
News > Music News

Lil Wayne's Hot Boys Reunion Axed After Shooting Took Place

February 19, 2008 07:53:50 GMT


Arguably the most-anticipated reunion in Hip-Hop has to be postponed after a shooting outside the venue. The reunion that includes Lil Wayne, B.G., Juvenile and Mannie Fresh was slated to take place February 18 at New Orleans' Dream nightclub for NBA All-Star Weekend but shootings forced it to be canceled.

According to MTV News, the show was due to commence in the morning but few hours before that an unknown gunman opened fire, causing two 24-year-old women and a 26-year-old man who were standing on the sidewalk to be injured. They were rushed to hospital but later said to be recovering for the injuries were not life-threatening.
News > Movie News

Tara Reid Joining Indie Drama 'Outsider'

February 19, 2008 07:51:24 GMT


Party girl Tara Reid is heading to indie drama film "The Beautiful Outsiders". According to reports, the "American Pie" beauty has been negotiating to star as one of the leading characters.

If she is indeed joining the project, Reid is going to tackle the role of Sarah Fugate, the girlfriend of former drug addict who has to work in a brothel to pay her way to university. She will also be joining earlier cast members that includes Doug Bradley, Cameron Douglas and John Fallon.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Heath Ledger's Joker Doll to Go on Sale


February 19, 2008 07:43:13 GMT


Heath Ledger whose death has been proclaimed as accidental drugs overdose will live on a new plastic doll. The late actor is having his role of Joker in one of his latest big screen projects "The Dark Knight" being immortalized in the form of a toy doll.

Heath's family has approved the release of the Mattel action figure to go with the upcoming movie "The Dark Knight." "Heath was very proud of his work in the film, and his family is aware and supportive of Warner Bros., and its partner's plans for the movie," a family spokesman told the New York Post.
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