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Marion Cotillard to Round Up 'Public Enemies' Cast

January 28, 2008 06:47:48 GMT

The star of "La Vie en Rose", Marion Cotillard, is reportedly going to join Johnny Depp and Christian Bale in Universal Pictures' latest project "Public Enemies". The actress nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in "Rose" has been set to star in the Depression-era crime drama.

According to Variety, Cotillard was chosen by "Enemies" helmer Michael Mann to depict Billie Frechette, the singer girlfriend of the country's most notorious gangster John Dillinger. Aside from starring opposite Depp and Bale, the 32-year-old French actress will play alongside Channing Tatum, Giovanni Ribisi, Stephen Dorff and Jason Clarke.
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Ludacris Hit With Copyright Lawsuit for 'Get Back'

January 28, 2008 06:32:37 GMT

Ludacris is hit a with a copyright infringement case after three producers claimed they own a track that was released in the rapper's 2004 album 'The Red Light District'.

The Pensylvania producers - Damon Mayfield, Markus Vick and Anthony Turner - filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, claiming that the rapper and his label Disturbing Tha Peace had used the song they sent without acknowledging them.
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Hollywood A-Listers Star in Disney Dream Portrait Series Ads

January 28, 2008 06:30:08 GMT

The likes of Jessica Biel, Jennifer Lopez, and Marc Anthony are among numbers of Hollywood A-Listers being featured in the "Disney Dream Portrait Series" ads, shot by famous photographer Annie Leibovitz.

The pictures, unveiled Thursday, January 24, were created for the "Disney Dream Portrait Series" to celebrate Disney Parks' "Year of a Million Dreams" which Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida have decided to extend through 2008.
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Beyonce Knowles to Star in Drama Musical 'Cadillac Records'

January 28, 2008 06:08:16 GMT

"Bootylicious" hitmaker Beyonce Knowles will once again appear in the big screen. According to reports, the R 'n' B superstar is set to star in Sony BMG's drama musical about musical legends of the 1950s "Cadillac Records".

Knowles reportedly will be portraying the renowned singer Etta James whose hits include "I Just Want To Make Love To You" and "At Last". On the part, an insider revealed, "Beyonce is a massive fan of the superb Etta. She's honoured to play her." Meanwhile, according to BlackFilm.com, the news about the joining of the 26-year-old singer was outed by Cedric the Entertainer.
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Snoop Dogg to Write a Song for 'One Life to Live'

January 28, 2008 06:07:38 GMT

Snoop Dogg is offering ABC's soap opera 'One Life to Live' a song written by him. The rapper reportedly is a big fan of the drama and would love to contribute something after hearing that Mary J. Blige will make a cameo in it.

Blige is set for a return engagement on the show for a Valentine special, performing two tracks from her 'Growing Pains' album and accompanied by her band. "It's absolutely amazing to be integrated into a soap opera I've watched since I was a little girl," the R'n'B singer said in a statement.
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Video Premiere: Arcade Fire's 'Black Mirror'

January 28, 2008 05:11:25 GMT

One year after the release of the song, Arcade Fire finally premiered the music video of 'Black Mirror'. The song that became the lead single of their 2007 highly-acclaimed album 'Neon Bible' has received its picturesque but sophisticated clip.

The video was directed and made by Olivier Groulux and Tracy Maurice using green screen and animation technology. Groulux and Maurice previously worked on the art theme of the band's albums 'Funeral' and 'Neon Bible'. Pitchforkmedia.com gathered some behind-the-scene pictures of the making of the video.
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Pop Country Singer Carrie Underwood Launches Her Very Own YouTube Page

January 28, 2008 05:09:40 GMT

Has just been tapped as one of the many performers at the forthcoming 50th annual Grammy Awards, set to take place February 10 at Los Angeles' Staples Center, Carrie Underwood brings her fans another good news; the launching of her very own YouTube page.

The pop country singer has her very own YouTube page at YouTube.com/CarrieUnderwood, where fans can freely embed all her videos.
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'No Country' and 'The Sopranos' Topped 14th SAG Awards

January 28, 2008 05:04:04 GMT

After nailing the prestigious DGA Awards for its helmers Joel and Ethan Coen on Saturday, January 26, "No Country for Old Men" once again brought recognitions for its cast ensemble. This time, the drama film about a ruthless Texas oilman won two of the seven kudos in the category of theatrical motion pictures at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held on Sunday, January 27.

On the ceremony held at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center, the film got its acclaimed actor Javier Bardem the prize of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his daunting performance as a relentless killer in search for missing drug money. On receiving the kudo, the actor had nothing but kind words for "No Country" directors saying, "Thank you, guys, for hiring me, and thank you for taking the hard work of choosing the good takes instead of the ones where I really sucked."
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Original Members of New Kids On The Block Reuniting

January 28, 2008 04:45:37 GMT

The arguably biggest reunion in pop history is about to happen as it is reported that members of New Kids On The Block are planning to revive their '90s popularity this year. People.com came up with the report, strengthened with the band's official site that came to life after years of laying dormant.

The group, comprised of Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood and brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight, are expected to officially announce their comeback next month. Meanwhile, the revived official site put a new copyright notice, NKOTB Inc and encouraged fans to sign up for updates.
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Video Premiere: Atomic Kitten's 'Anyone Who Had a Heart'

January 28, 2008 04:24:09 GMT

The full version of Atomic Kitten's new music video for 'Anyone Who Had a Heart' has been premiered. The three-piece band covered Cilla Black's 1964 classic of the same name and used it as Liverpool's Number One single of 2008.

The single which reportedly will also go to their new studio album, is now a charity single that aims to raise 1 million pounds for Merseyside. For each download there will be a sum of money donated to various charities conducted in the North West England city.
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Miley Cyrus Fell Ill Mid Performing in New Orleans

January 28, 2008 03:59:12 GMT

Serving the extended leg of her double duty tour that has begun since fall last year, Miley Cyrus took a brief halt on-stage. The teen star was performing at a concert in New Orleans on Saturday night (January 26) when she said that she had taken ill.

Miley completed the song 'Rock Star' when she left the stage and announced that she was not feeling well. After a 5 minute indefinite break, she returned to the stage where a stool was placed in the middle of the stage under the spotlight. "Thanks, you guys. I feel a lot better, but I'm going to sit this one down," Cyrus told the crowd.
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Adnan Ghalib to Sell Home Videos of Britney Spears in Various Stages of Distress for $2 Million

January 28, 2008 03:33:28 GMT

While Britney Spears' antics continue to escalate, there comes a new shocking report that suggests her paparazzo boyfriend Adnan Ghalib is attempting to sell a stack of personal videos showing the troubled pop star in various stages of distress for a cool $2 million.

Adnan, who has officially parted ways with the paparazzi agency that he'd been working for, is said to have been filming Britney "crying and babbling on about her recent breakdown" and is planning to sell the videos to the highest bidder in anticipation that their relationship might come to an end sooner or later.
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Outscoring 'Rambo', 'Meet the Spartans' Ruled Box Office

January 28, 2008 03:32:31 GMT

The spoof about the ancient Greek warriors "Meet the Spartans" nabbed the top position in the three-day North American weekend box office ended January 27. Pulling in $18.5 million, the 20th Century Fox's comedy starring Sean Maguire, Carmen Electra, Diedrich Bader and Kevin Sorbo edged out the expectant box office champion "Rambo".

On the narrow lead taken by the PG-13 movie, Paul Dergarabedian, the president of box office tracker Media by Numbers commented, "This was a very tight race for the No. 1 spot. I think we tend to underestimate films like 'Meet the Spartans'. Fox has really locked onto something that's extremely popular." He also noted, "I think everyone expected 'Rambo' to be No. 1. There are definitely a lot of serious films out there now but there was a big enough audience looking to have silly, mindless fun at movie theaters"
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Cover Art of Ashanti's 'The Way I Love You' Unveiled

January 28, 2008 03:31:09 GMT

Despite pushing back the release date of her album once again, Ashanti has also shown some progress in her fourth album, 'The Declaration'. The official first single from it, 'The Way I Love You' has got its cover art revealed on her official site.

With the cover art out, there came a report that a music video for the single will be shot soon. L.T. Hutton, the producer of the song revealed on his MySpace page that Ashanti will shoot the music video either the end of this month or the beginning of next month.
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Daniel Radcliffe and Girlfriend Laura O'Toole Split Up

January 28, 2008 03:14:02 GMT

Daniel Radcliffe is single and available. The young British actor, best known for his role as Harry Potter in "Harry Potter" film series, has broken up with girlfriend Laura O'Toole.

The couple who never made their relationship public reportedly split up late last year, with Laura was quoted by News of the World as saying, "Daniel and I are still good friends and have a good time when we see each other. But we just have to be realistic."
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