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Usher in Talks to Star in a Broadway Revival of Classical Play "Golden Boy"

December 08, 2007 05:13:42 GMT


First invaded Broadway playing the role of conniving lawyer Billy Flynn in the long-running musical revival "Chicago" in 2006, Usher is now about to make a comeback to the stage as he's been lined up to star in a Broadway revival of classical play "Golden Boy."

The R&B star who has just become a father for the first time is said to be in talks to take on the role made famous by Sammy Davis, Jr. in the 1960s, about a pianist who quits music to become a boxer.
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Eliza Dushku Set to Highlight a True-Story Based Movie

December 08, 2007 05:05:03 GMT


Former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Eliza Dushku is about to ride a new vehicle in her next path. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the beauty has signed on to star in a new indie feature titled "The Thacker Case", which is based on the real-life 1983 wrongful death case of Kevin Thacker.

Dushku is joining Gabriel Mann and John Savage in the cast and will portray a young attorney and the loyal assistant to Stuart Pepper, played by Mann, who handles the case. Meanwhile, story revolves around the mysterious death of repeat drunk driving offender Thacker and the discovery of his body in an alley behind the Marshalltown police department after his latest DUI arrest.
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Ashlee Simpson's 'Outta My Head' Video Will be 'Surreal'

December 08, 2007 04:59:47 GMT


Ashlee Simpson has revealed the details on her new music video, 'Out of My Head (Ay Ya Ya)', the first single from her third studio album which name will be determined over the holiday break.

When Billboard.com asked about the concept of the video Ashlee said, "One of my favorite artists is Salvador Dali. You'll see a little bit of that surrealism in it. There's a bit of 'Being John Malkovich' in there too. It's a little out there."
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Gerard Butler Eyed for Wolverine's Sabretooth?

December 08, 2007 04:36:06 GMT


Words have heated up on the actor who suits up for the baddie role in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", the spin-off to "X-Men" trilogy. CHUD.com has brought up interesting tidbit that the 20th Century Fox now is approaching Gerard Butler for a possibility of him to play Victor Creed aka Sabretooth, the title character's arch-enemy.

The site claimed to have obtained from its closely placed and highly trusted source that the "300" star becomes considered after the studio's talks with Karl Urban for the role fell through. Sabretooth, one of the victims of the Cold War super-soldier program Weapon X alongside Wolverine, was initially portrayed by Tyler Mane in 2000's "X-Men", which found him getting blown through the head of the Statue of Liberty by Cyclops following a brief battle with Wolverine.
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Madonna's New Album is NOT 'Licorice', Label Confirmed

December 08, 2007 04:32:43 GMT


Soon after reports are published that Madonna's 11th studio album will be named 'Licorice' and dropped in April 2008, her label issued a statement that none of the them is true.

Billboard.com, who was the first to report the news, took the hint from its former editor and radio host, Larry Flick on Thursday, December 6. In his 'OutQ' show at Sirius Satellite Radio, Flick played some leaked tracks from Madonna's new album while saying that it will be named 'Licorice' and due April next year.
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I Am Legend's China Release Date Delayed

December 08, 2007 04:29:52 GMT


Words are spreading that the release date of "I Am Legend" in China is yet to be settled. Associated Press reported that Will Smith, the star of the sci-fi thriller, has met with Han Sanping, the chairman of China Film Group in order to fix the movie's release date.

According to reports, the prolonging happens because in their effort to improve their domestic film industry, China has imposed a three-month temporary ban on American movies. However, on Thursday, December 6, an executive from China Film Group denied the banning rumor stating that they are still reviewing Hollywood movies.
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Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo Are Getting Married This Weekend

December 08, 2007 04:23:10 GMT


Rumors are mounting by the hours that Nick Lachey and his longtime girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo are getting married this weekend.

FOX News' Hollie McKay is the first to bring the report to the surface, quoted an inside source as saying the couple will be holding their nuptial in Bahama. Minnillo's entourage is said to have arrived at one of the Bahamian Carlyle Hotels, where the supposedly hush hush nuptial is set to be held.
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Usher's Brother, JLack, Signed by EMI Music


December 08, 2007 04:09:14 GMT


Another family member from the Raymond clan is set to take off in his music career. JLack, little brother of rapper Usher, has signed a publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing, as set up by manager and mom, Jonnetta Patton.

"JLack is an incredibly talented songwriter and producer. He has a true musical sensitivity and this, coupled with his incredible drive, is the combination for a bright future. He has emerged gracefully as a true songwriter," said Big Jon Platt, Executive Vice President/Head of Urban at EMI Music Publishing.
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Funeral for Pimp C Set for Next Week in His Hometown of Port Arthur, Texas

December 08, 2007 03:56:06 GMT


Put the brake on the mounting rumors about Pimp C's funeral, representatives for the late rapper have confirmed a funeral is being planned in his hometown of Port Arthur, Texas next week.

Pimp C's management confirmed that funeral arrangements are currently being made to hold the funeral on Thursday, December 13 with a formal announcement to be issued Monday, December 10 confirming the exact location.
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The Release Date of 'Saw V' Announced

December 08, 2007 03:21:36 GMT


Lions Gate Film has announced the release date of the fifth installment of the "Saw" movie series, "Saw V". According to Bloody-disgusting.com, the thriller movie is coming to theaters on October 24, 2008.

The release date of "Saw V" is once again set on the Friday before Halloween to continue the movie's tradition. Again, it will be starred by Tobin Bell, Scott Patterson, and Costas Mandylor, and procuced by Mark Burg and Oren Koules. However, Darren Lynn Bousman, the director of "Saw 2", "Saw III" and "Saw IV", will be replaced by David Hackl, who used to be the production designer on those three "Saw" installments.
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New Release: Ultimate Grammy Collection, Biggest Hits Glorious in the Event

December 08, 2007 03:14:41 GMT


In the hype of 50th Annual Grammy Awards, The Recording Academy has worked with Shout! Factory to release 7-CD series compilation boasting a selection of hits from previous Grammy winners in four different genres.

The series are released in line with the awards' 50th celebration, topped with personal introduction from the official ambassador and 27-time Grammy winner, Quincy Jones.
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Wanted: a Body Double to Replace Britney Spears in a Naked Photo Shoot for Blender Magazine

December 08, 2007 02:57:44 GMT


Britney Spears' ongoing drama just keeps rolling on. Hot on the heels of report that she is threatening to leak Paris Hilton's new sex tape unless the hotel heiress treats her better, words are mounting that a magazine is seeking a body double to replace the mother of two in a naked photo shoot due to the fact that she is too "out of shape".

Britney is set to recreate an iconic Marilyn Monroe pose for Blender Magazine, but the publication reportedly wants to find another female model with a better physique.
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Anne Hathaway to Play in Bride Wars

December 08, 2007 02:26:51 GMT


Anne Hathaway has agreed to star in the New Regency's new comedy movie, "Bride Wars". In the movie directed by the helmer of "13 Going On 30" and "Charlotte's Web", Gary Winick, the "Becoming Jane" star will play opposite another Hollywood beauty, Kate Hudson.

The romantic comedy movie resolves around best friends, portrayed by Hathaway and Hudson, whose wedding dates mistakenly clashed and simultaneously tested their friendship. As the story continues, the two friends are involved in a bitter war with each other when they compete for venues, caterers and guests.
News > Music News

Video Premiere: Bjork's 'Declare Independence'

December 08, 2007 02:22:30 GMT


Bjork decides to go with the pro again for the clip of her third single from 'Volta'. The Icelandic singer teams up with renown French director Michel Gondry, who is famous for his artistic visual and concept, for the music video of 'Declare Independence'.

The clip that was premiered on AOL on Thursday, December 6, was shot back in October in New York City. Like many of Gondry's works, frame angle switching is present along with numerous colors.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Actress Vivica A. Fox Pleaded No Contest to DUI

December 08, 2007 02:05:05 GMT


Vivica A. Fox was pleaded no contest to driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or above.

The actress has, through her attorney, been pleaded no contest to DUI in a Van Nuys, Calif., courthouse Friday, December 7 and was sentenced to three years probation.
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