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Featurettes: Angel of Death and Abe Sapien from 'Hellboy II' Exposed

May 10, 2008 07:01:06 GMT

Straight from the desk of director Guillermo del Toro comes two brand new featurettes of his upcoming superhero sequel flick "Hellboy II: The Golden Army". Each video noted as "Director's Notebook" takes different running time, the first one lasts for more than a minute while the second runs for less than a minute. Still, the two help fans to have an idea about some of the characters featured in the movie.

The first featurette let out the first look into Angel of Death, which is displayed in its original sketch. The footage showing del Toro's earlier drawings is accompanied by his explanations on the intricate character as well as on the changes that had to be done on the realization of the particular character. The next featurette focuses on Abe Sapien character. In it, del Toro discusses about how he wants to give sleeker appearance to the aquatic empath by giving him the sketched body suit. Both featurettes can be enjoyed below.
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Snoop Dogg Shoots Video for Country Song, Reveals New Album

May 10, 2008 06:59:17 GMT

Controversial rapper Snoop Dogg never stops exploring his creativity in making new projects. This time the rapper is set to go country on his new single. This fact was revealed by Snoop himself to MTV news in an interview with the music channel.

Speaking about his new single which will be called "My Medicine", Snoop said, "Next is 'My Medicine'. It has a country music feel about it. I shoot the video in Amsterdam and Nashville during the Country Music Awards." The rapper added that although it would be different from any of his previous songs, he is certain that fans will still dig it. "It's not a typical hip-hop song, but once people listen to it and see the visual effect to it, they're gonna enjoy it," Snoop said.
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The Academy Is... Work on a New Album

May 10, 2008 06:19:20 GMT

Indie rock band The Academy Is... don't wait long to release a new album. Following the release of their latest set "Santi" in 2007, the band have already started the working of their upcoming album.

The Academy have headed back to the studio earlier this week to begin the album's production. The yet to be titled LP, is set to be the band's third studio album so far. It is also said that the next album would be consisting about 20 tracks.
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'Alvin and the Chipmunks' Sequel Coming Up 2010

May 10, 2008 04:57:52 GMT

The harmony singing chipmunks will be back serenading moviegoers in the silver screen. Bringing good news to the 'Alvin' lovers, the 20th Century Fox came out with the release date of the sequel to their successful CGI animated family movie "Alvin and the Chipmunks".

Aiming to generate another big surprise at the box office, "Alvin and the Chipmunks 2" will be officially singing their way to the theaters on March 19, 2010. The sequel reportedly will be focused on the female counterparts of the Chipmunks, the Chipettes which consists of Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor Miller.
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Alanis Morisette Set September as Her U.S. Tour Starter

May 10, 2008 04:37:45 GMT

Following the release plan for her new album "Flavors of Entanglement", due to out on June 10, Alanis Morissette is now set to go on tour as well. The singer said that she will be back on the road soon and stated that the North American tour would start in September. "I would believe a North American tour would start mid-September," Alanis said.

Moreover, speaking to Billboard.com Alanis also stated that beside the North American tour she will also take the trip to Europe and start her tour there. "We'll be going back and forth from Europe to America probably three times throughout the summer, doing our own shows and probably some festivals as well," Alanis said. The singer will stage her first concert in Lisbon, Portugal performing at the Rock in Rio festival.
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'Donnie Darko' Sequel Getting to Big Screen, Starts Filming in May

May 10, 2008 04:17:52 GMT

Though "Donnie Darko", the 2001 psychological thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal, couldn't be said to be a box office material, the movie still manages to catapult Gyllenhaal's name and gets a devoted fan base for its director/scribbler Richard Kelly. Now, nearly seven years after its release, its sequel by the name of "S. Darko" will be made and it is scheduled to start filming May 18.

The sequel takes off seven years after the first film and it puts Darko's little sister, Samantha Darko who is now 18 years old as the center of the story. It will follow Samantha and her best friend Corey on a roadtrip to Los Angeles when they are suddenly stormed with distracting visions. Up to this point, it won't have Kelly involved, instead it will be helmed by "Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders" director Chris Fisher.
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DMX Busted, Again, on Drug and Animal-Cruelty Charges

May 10, 2008 04:01:34 GMT

DMX's freedom apparently is short lived. Three days after getting busted for a months-old traffic violation; including speeding and reckless driving among others, the rap artist was arrested again on Friday morning, May 9 on drug and animal-cruelty charges following months of investigation into the discovery of a dozen malnourished pit bulls and a large weapons cache at his Cave Creek, Arizona, home back in late August 2007.

According to the Maricopa County sheriff's office, a SWAT team executed a search warrant on DMX's Cave Creek, Ariz., residence at about 3 A.M. Friday only to find even more weapons and drugs, which ultimately led to the filing of an additional drug possession charge. Police, additionally, removed five other pit bull puppies from the rapper's home and took them to a nearby prison, where they will be cared for by female inmates.
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Madonna to Directly Sell Her Tour Tickets

May 10, 2008 03:54:23 GMT

Madonna never stops taking the headlines this year. After holding the record as the artist with the most number one hits in the world, the pop singer is making another history. This time she becomes the first artist that is directly involved in the selling of her own ticket packages for her upcoming "Sticky & Sweet" tour.

The new project happens after Madonna conclude a deal with ticket reseller Viagogo to sell the VIP packages and premium seats for the tour. On her behalf, the company will be the one that controls the selling of the European leg for her "Sticky & Sweet" tour. It is the first time that an artist is directly involved in the selling of her own ticket packages. Usually the packages are issued through companies not directly with the artists.
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Lindsay Lohan Accused of Another Clothing Theft

May 10, 2008 03:29:55 GMT

Hot on the heels of her being accused of stealing a fur coat, worth $11,000, from a Columbia University student during a January 26, 2008 bash, another accusation addressed to Lindsay Lohan erupted by the hour. Model Lauren Hastings says on the buzznet.com website that Lindsay stole thousands of dollars worth of items from her closet, Inside Edition reports.

According to Hastings, the incident took place when her house-sitter hosted an unauthorized late night party at her house last spring, which Lindsay attended. Was away on a job when the party was held, Hastings came home and discovered her empty closets. "Basically, I have two closets, a lot of the stuff was missing out of one and the next closet was almost completely empty," she revealed on a video featured on the buzznet site.
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Lindsay Lohan Bailed Out of 'Manson' Film

May 10, 2008 03:11:44 GMT

Hollywood starlett Lindsay Lohan will no longer be expected to appear in the upcoming thriller movie about the convicted killer Charles Manson, "The Manson Girls". Contrary to the earlier rumor stating that she has been axed from the tidbit, the 21-year-old actress is now said to be passing up the role of devoted Manson follower Nancy Pitman due to conflicting schedule.

Though insisting that the "Mean Girls" star was interested to act in the Matthew Bright's movie, Leslie Sloane, Lohan's spokeswoman, slammed down the dropping rumor and explained that the actress/singer has to pull out from the project to attain two other offers. "She is not able to do the film as she has signed on to the film 'Labor Pains' and the TV show 'Ugly Betty' and the dates conflict. She was interested in Manson if her schedule permitted," noted the rep in an e-mail to AFP.
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Britney Spears Set to Battle Whitney Houston in Albums Chart

May 10, 2008 02:59:12 GMT

It seems that this year's Christmas will be headlined by the battle between two pop divas Britney Spears and Whitney Houston. The speculation occurs due to Britney's plan to follow Whitney's footsteps in releasing her new album sometime before the Holy day arrives.

Previously, Whitney has already planned to released her comeback album which will be assisted by John Legend, Akon and will.i.am this December after some delays on the working that was actually started from 2003. Now, Britney is set to join the "I Will Always Love You" singer's release plan after the "Toxic"' singer's boss label was impressed with her demo tracks and decided to rush her album's release schedule.
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Hugh Hefner Would Welcome Miley Cyrus to Pose for Playboy

May 10, 2008 02:39:53 GMT

It's been more than a week that Miley Cyrus' Vanity Fair provocative pictures first emerged. The talks are still buzzing though about her semi topless pics, now that Playboy boss Hugh Hefner has revealed his intention to have the actress-singer poses for his men's magazine when she's legal.

To "Extra" celebrity news show, Hefner said "She'd be welcomed in the magazine. Very pretty lady." And he furthermore also expressed his support towards her VF pics, described them as innocent. "I think to make such a big to do over something as innocent as those photos," so he said, adding "I think is a reflection on how schizophrenic America is about sexuality."
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Impressive 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Trailer Arrives

May 10, 2008 02:23:59 GMT

Presenting a "Star Wars" movie like none before, Warner Bros. Pictures have revealed the first look into the forthcoming animation spin off from George Lucas' pop culture phenomenon movies, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars", through a high definition trailer. The trailer looks pretty much impressive with its amazing CGI effects and it gives out enough of the movie's story lines as well as many of the epic battle sequences.

Taking more than two minutes of running time, the brand new high definition footage starts a bit slow as it begins with clipping sequences that explained an event leading up to the war against the clone, that is the kidnapping of Jabba the Hutt's son. The circumstance forces Obi-Wan and Anakin to be involved in a mission to find the missing son before the war erupts. Still, the epic battle is inevitable and halfway though the trailer, the explosive gunfights and lightsaber duels are taking over the screen.
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Video Premiere: Gnarls Barkley's 'Going On'

May 10, 2008 02:21:31 GMT

Gnarls Barkley's new music video has just been premiered on May 9. The clip was for the group's latest single "Going On" taken from their sophomore set "The Odd Couple". The video itself was shot by director Wendy Morgan.

The new song is the second single that has been released from "The Odd Couple" after Gnarls previously dropped "Run" on February 5, as the first single. Meanwhile, the album was released digitally on March 18 and hit the stores on March 25.
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Justin Timberlake Signed on to Produce MTV's 'The Phone'

May 10, 2008 02:15:29 GMT

Despite his success in both movie and music industries, Justin Timberlake keeps adding yet another career venture into his resume. He, as it's been announced by MTV on Friday, May 9, has signed on to executive produce a new reality show for the youth-oriented cable television network, which is about to be called "The Phone".

The program reportedly will be based on a Dutch reality show format, beginning each episode with two hidden cell phones ringing at opposite ends of a major city. Contestants who answer the phones are given five seconds to decide if they want to play along for a cash prize, and then a guide on the other end of the line will give them a mission to complete before the time runs out.
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