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Michael Douglas to Star as a Ghost in Upcoming Comedy Project

February 05, 2008 08:53:07 GMT


Earlier, it was reported that the cast of comedy romantic film "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" have five additional members. However, ComingSoon reported there is one more additional cast to be added to the ghostly ensemble, that is the Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas.

According to the site, the movie director Mark Walter revealed that the "Basic Instinct" star is also joining Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner to star in the film. At the New York junket of "The Spiderwick Chronicles", Walter exposed that the 63-year-old actor is going to portray, as quoted, "the Marley character, the old ghost who's dead, his Uncle Wayne, a '70s playboy, who was his mentor and he wears Bob Evans shades and guides him around the ghost world."
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The 15th Annual SXSW Films Lineup Unveiled

February 05, 2008 08:27:08 GMT


A month preceding the opening of the 15th edition of the South By Southwest Film Conferences and Festival, the film event organizers finally revealed the complete lineup of the film to be screened during the festival. On the event held from March 7 to 15 in Austin, Texas, some 113 feature films have been set to be showcased, in which 64 of them will have their world premieres at the festival.

Listed up in the Spotlight Premieres section which shows the high-profile, anticipated films are 35 films including Robert Luketic's "21", Brett Simon's "Assassination of a High School President", Clark Gregg' "Choke", Nicholas Stoller's "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", David Schwimmer's "Run, Fat Boy, Run", Kimberly Peirce's "Stop-Loss" and Helen Hunt's "Then She Found Me". "21" starring Jim Sturgess and Kate Bosworth will open the festival, whereas Stephen Walker's "Young@Heart" is set to be the closing film.
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'The Starter Wife' Star to Play in 'Humboldt Park'

February 05, 2008 07:24:51 GMT


The star of television series "The Starter Wife" Debra Messing has joined Alfredo De Villa's drama comedy project "Humboldt Park". According to Variety, the 39-year-old Emmy- and SAG-winning actress has been signed to star as the wife of John Leguizamo's character.

She will also play alongside Freddy Rodriguez, Alfred Molina, Jay Hernandez, Mercedes Ruehl, Luis Guzman, Melonie Diaz and Vanessa Ferlito in the film that centers around the returning of three siblings to their parents' home for the holidays in Humboldt Park on Chicago's northwest side. The film itself is scheduled to start filming next week in Chicago.
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Elle MacPherson Is Dating Art Dealer Vito Schabel?!

February 05, 2008 07:17:49 GMT


Has never issued any denial nor verification on her being reported to be dating Bryan Adams, Elle MacPherson has now found herself a new boy toy. The supermodel is said to be dating Vito Schnabel, the son of famous filmmaker Julian Schnabel.

Vito, an art dealer, has been spotted escorting the 44-years-old Australian around New York's Greenwich Village. The still 22-years-old Vito is expected to accompany Elle to a New York Fashion Week event on Tuesday, where she will accept an award for her lingerie line.
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Avril Lavigne to Perform at 2008 Juno Awards

February 05, 2008 06:56:28 GMT


In a press release issued yesterday (February 4), Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced that Avril Lavigne will perform at this year's Juno Awards and joined by opera superstar Measha Brueggergosman. They will take the stage on April 6 at Calgary's Pengrowth Saddledome.

Other acts have also been announced to make an appearance at the Canadian award event, including Feist, Michael Buble, and Finger Eleven. Additional acts will be announced in a press conference held today (February 5), along with the revelation of its nominees, Canadian Music Hall of Fame recipient, host and other details.
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Girls Aloud Singer Nadine Coyle Dating Backing Dancer Jamie Karitzis

February 05, 2008 06:56:25 GMT


Nadine Coyle quickly bounces back on the dating saddle again soon following her recent split with actor boyfriend Jesse Metcalfe. The Girls Aloud singer reportedly is dating backing dancer Jamie Karitzis.

The songbird is said to be smitten with 26-years-old hunk Jamie after their friendship recently blossomed into romance.
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'Atonement' and 'Harry Potter V' Lead 2008 Empire Awards

February 05, 2008 06:47:25 GMT


Leaving the disappointing result of the 35th Annual Evening Standard British Film Awards, "Atonement" received good news as the movie was announced to be the holder of six nominations at the 2008 Sony Ericsson Empire Awards. The post-war drama led the list of contenders alongside another successful British film "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" which also earned 6 nods.

The movie that was released on December 7 has been nominated for Best British Film, Best Soundtrack, Best Director for Joe Wright, Best Actress for Keira Knightley, Best Actor for James McAvoy and Best Newcomer for Saoirse Ronan. On the category of British film, the Focus Features' film is contending against "Hot Fuzz", "Sunshine", "Control" and "This Is England", while for soundtrack, it once again has to be up against "Control" aside from "Once", "Hairspray" and "Harry Potter".
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Paris Hilton to Make an Appearance on the Lesbian Hit Show 'The L Word'

February 05, 2008 06:21:51 GMT


Just one day after she frontally came with a denial that she's been involved in a make out session with Elisha Cuthbert, Paris Hilton publicly reveals in a new interview that she is planning to make an appearance on the lesbian Showtime hit show "The L Word."

The socialite-turned-actress has revealed in an interview with Parade Magazine that she definitely will be on the show but doesn't know the details yet. "It's true. I have no idea what kind of character I'll be playing, but it's a good show," Paris was quoted as saying.
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P. Diddy Names Making the Band 4 Winner 'DAY26'


February 05, 2008 05:23:20 GMT


Brian Andrews, Mike McCluney, Qwanell Mosley, Robert Curry, and Willie Taylor will no longer be addressed as "Making the Band 4" winner for Atlantic Records announced that they will be called DAY26 from now on.

The name of the band is derived from August 26, the day the five-piece were stuck together by P. Diddy through the reality show "Making the Band 4". The season finale also saw finalist Donnie J signed as a solo artist.
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Heath Ledger to Be Buried in a Family Plot at Perth's Karrakatta Cemetery


February 05, 2008 05:13:09 GMT


Following a star studded memorial service on the lot of Sony studios in Los Angeles Saturday, February 2, Heath Ledger's remains were transported back to his hometown of Perth by his family. According to Australian newspaper reports, the late actor is expected to be buried in a family plot with two of his grandparents at Perth's Karrakatta Cemetery.

Heath's parents, Kim Ledger and Sally Ledger Bell, and his elder sister Kate Ledger arrived in Brisbane on Tuesday morning, February 5, local time after spending more than a week in Los Angeles attended memorial services for the late actor.
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Coldplay Almost Done With 4th Album, Deny 'Prospekt'

February 05, 2008 04:54:10 GMT


Speculations that Coldplay will release their fourth studio album under the title "Prospekt" have been slammed by the band on their official site. No new title have been suggested either but they confirmed that the work is drawing closer to completion.

"Mixing has been slow and painstaking but that's just the nature of the beast. So... give us another month or so and we might just have an album worthy of your patience," the band wrote. The album needs ten more mixes and a re-recording of a complete song, the band further revealed.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Divorcee Sara Evans Has a New Man in Her Life

February 05, 2008 04:43:40 GMT


Has been enjoying single life in the eyes of the law since she had her divorce from former husband Craig Schelske finalized on September 28 last year, Sara Evans has scored herself a new boyfriend.

The country music singer is now dating former football player Jay Barker, it has been reported.
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MTV Bosses Fighting For Lindsay Lohan's Appearance

February 05, 2008 04:38:57 GMT


Lindsay Lohan's music career is back on the market. While the news on her third album is still scarce, the actress turned singer is being fought over by MTV Russia and MTV Australia to appear in their respective Video Music Awards.

It has been a tradition for MTV to have different versions of awards event based on its country. The MTV bosses in Russia and Australia however, have the same idea of presenting Lohan in their own shows and have reportedly started a biding war.
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2008 Plug Awards Tapped Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds to Perform

February 05, 2008 04:02:57 GMT


Australian rock act Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have been hailed as the main performer at this year's Plug Awards. Joining them in the performers line-up are British Hip-Hop artist Dizzee Rascal, American instrumentalist St. Vincent, and Swedish folk singer Jose Gonzales.

Plug co-founder Gerry Hart said, "Having Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds perform at Plug has been a dream of ours since Amaechi (Uzoigwe, co-founder) and I started Plug."
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Rapper Pimp C Died of an Accidental Overdose

February 05, 2008 04:02:03 GMT


It's been two months since Pimp C was found dead in a hotel room and the authorities ruled Monday, February 4 that the rapper died of an accidental overdose of a combination of cough syrup and other factors.

The Los Angeles County coroner ruled that day that Pimp C's death was caused by prescription cough syrup and a preexisting sleeping condition. The rap star, who's better known as one-half of the hip hop duo UGK, died accidentally because of a combination of drugs, codeine and promethazine, which he previously name-checked in his lyrics.
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