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Scarlett Johansson's Debut Album Finds a Release Date

January 25, 2008 02:59:50 GMT


Scarlett Johansson will release her debut album this year. While it's no longer a secret that she holds a passion in the music field, the acclaimed actress chooses to have a cover album for her first instead of an album full of new materials.

Johansson who will portray the titular character on 'Mary Queen of Scots', has compiled her rendition of Tom Waits song. The production is taken by Dave Sitek from TV on the Radio and collaborations come from Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist, Nick Zinner, and Celebration's Sean Antanaitis.
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Johnny Depp to Replace Heath Ledger in 'Dr Parnassus'?

January 25, 2008 02:56:14 GMT


Missing their leading actor Heath Ledger due to his sudden death last Tuesday, January 22, it was reported that the helmer of "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" Terry Gilliman chose Ledger's friend Johnny Depp to replace him. According to reports, the eccentric Captain Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean" series was hand picked by the director for the role.

A studio source told The Sun, "Johnny's not working at the moment so everyone is praying he will do it." Still, it was mentioned that though the role would be given to the actor, Ledger's take on the film won't be re-shot. The insider explained, "There is a point in the film when Heath falls through a magic mirror. He could change into another character after that and that is where Johnny would come in. It's a weird, fantasy, time-travel movie so Heath's character could easily change appearance. It would be a poignant moment."
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Funeral Arrangements for Heath Ledger Have Been Completed, Relatives Flying to New York for Funeral

January 25, 2008 02:44:10 GMT


The funeral arrangements set for the late actor Heath Ledger have been completed. Relatives are all expected to arrive in New York for his funeral by Friday, January 25.

Confirmed the funeral arrangements for Heath, Dominic Carella who's the Funeral Director of the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home which has been set to handle the service told People Thursday, January 24 that "arrangements have been made but nothing is going to happen today" adding that "he expects Ledger's father Kim to arrive at the funeral home tomorrow."
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David Beckham to Rap on Snoop Dogg's New Album?


January 25, 2008 02:24:54 GMT


New buddies, David Beckham and Snoop Dogg are finding each other more interesting. After the soccer star appeared on Snoop's reality show, 'Father Hood', and tied a deal to launch a slipper business with him, he has now agreed to rap on Snoop's new album.

An unnamed source had told The People magazine that Snoop offered Beckham to contribute a verse, which was then taken seriously. "Snoop thought it'd be a laugh and David is going to give it a real go," the source said. "They are huge names so the song's bound to be a hit-even if it's no good."
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Amy Winehouse Has Finally Checked Into Drug-Rehabilitation Facility

January 25, 2008 02:19:17 GMT


Amy Winehouse checks into rehab, finally.

The British troubled pop singer has checked into an undisclosed drug-rehabilitation facility Thursday, January 24, her record company Universal Music Group has confirmed.
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'Bond 22' Title Exposed, the Stars Hinted the Film's Plot

January 25, 2008 02:12:57 GMT


The movie starring Daniel Craig that is long referred as "Bond 22" has finally found the suitable title "Quantum of Solace" as the producers revealed on the set at Pinewood Studios. According to producer Michael G. Wilson, the title has been chosen only a few days ago. It was taken from a story in the collection "For Your Eyes Only" written by Ian Fleming, the Bond creator.

At a press conference, Wilson explained, "It's from a Fleming short story from the compendium For Your Eyes Only. It's uncharacteristic of most of Fleming's work. It's a character study that doesn't involve plots or anything with spies." Further, he added "We thought it was an intriguing title that references what's happening to Bond and what's happening to him in this film."
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Video Premiere: Carrie Underwood's 'All American Girl'


January 25, 2008 02:02:48 GMT


The second single from Carrie Underwood's second album, 'Carnival Ride' has been determined and received a good chart performance even before its release in December 2007. The single which has peaked at #12 on Billboard Country chart is 'All American Girl' which music video gives the emphasize on the title.

The clip was premiered on Wednesday, January 23 and once again portrays the work of Underwood's frequent collaborator, director Roman White. The pair had won several awards last year for Underwood's 'Before He Cheats' music video.
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Angelina Jolie Pregnant with Twins?!

January 25, 2008 01:50:20 GMT


What is it about Angelina Jolie that's so hot? She's reported to be pregnant, even hotter than that she's said to be pregnant with twins.

Talks are heating up that the actress who has already had one biological daughter with her longtime partner Brad Pitt is pregnant with another child. And X17 adds fuel to the rumors by reporting that "she's not only pregnant, she's expecting twins!"
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'The Incredible Hulk' Will Be First of Many?

January 24, 2008 09:52:15 GMT


"The Incredible Hulk" allegedly will be the first of 'Hulk' film series. In an interview with Total Film magazine, the star of the action fantasy film Edward Norton revealed that the movie is just the beginning saying, "To me the whole thing was to envision it in multiple parts. We left a lot out on purpose. It's definitely intended as chapter one."

On the occasion, the "Red Dragon" actor also confirmed the fact that his version of 'Hulk' is not the sequel or prequel of the Ang Lee's 2003 version "Hulk". He said, "First off it's utterly unrelated to that film," he said. "This is in no way a response to it or picking up from it." Further, he continued explaining, "I think like Chris Nolan and those guys did with Batman, we just said: 'We're going to start completely with our own version of this myth or saga.'"
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Heath Ledger's Body Removed from Morgue to the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home


January 24, 2008 09:35:37 GMT


Following an inconclusive first autopsy which was completed by Wednesday morning, January 23, the body of actor Heath ledger has been removed from the morgue at the Medical Commissioner's office to the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

In Touch Weekly who brought the details on the late actor's dead body quoted Grace Burgess, a spokesperson for the medical commissioner, as saying "The body was picked up this afternoon by the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home."
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Lenny Kravitz Vows to Stay Celibate Until He Finds the Perfect Woman

January 24, 2008 09:25:26 GMT


Is renowned for his womanizing ways, it appears that Lenny Kravitz has ditched his old dirty habit as he's openly revealed to Maxim Magazine that he hasn't had sex for three years and vows to stay celibate until he finds the perfect woman.

"It's just a promise I made until I get married. Where I'm at in life, the women have got to come with something else, not just the body, but the mind and spirit. It usually trips them out, but that's the way it's going to be. I'm looking at the big picture," so the 43-years-old singer told Maxim.
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'The Flash' Update From Producer

January 24, 2008 09:15:16 GMT


On "The Bank Job" press conference held on Thursday, January 24, producer Charles Roven opens up about his upcoming superhero project "The Flash". According to LatinoReview.com, though Roven keeps much of the information regarding the action drama film a secret, he revealed the tone of the movie.

When asked whether the film would be made a sort of light comedy, Roven revealed that the movie would be an action one. He stated, "It's gonna be straight ahead and do a lot of honor to the source material. We're not going in a comedy direction. It's gonna be straight ahead action movie with a lot of character but it's not gonna necessarily be like The Dark Knight or anything, it's going to be its own thing. At least, that's what we're gonna try to do."
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Heidi Klum Signed on to Promote Calcium Fortified Water Bella Fontanis

January 24, 2008 09:00:16 GMT


Is a top supermodel, fashion designer, actress, TV presenter, TV producer, and singer, Heidi Klum is adding one more profession into her career resume as she's just signed on to promote a calcium fortified water, called Bella Fontanis.

Made public her alliance with the brand, Klum took the stage in Munich, Germany on Wednesday, January 23, posing with cardboard cutouts and sipping out of a glass for photographers on hand.
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Ghostface Killah Threatens to Quit After Poor 'Rehab' Sale

January 24, 2008 08:57:29 GMT


Disappointed with the sales number of his latest record, Ghostface Killah has threatened to quit the music industry. His seventh solo album 'The Big Doe Rehab', opened at #41 on Billboard Hot 200, selling only 36,000 copies in the first week and he blames it on illegal download.

The rapper who is also a member of Wu-Tang Clan owns more than 100,000 affiliates in his MySpace page but his disc sale never goes beyond that. He posted a video on YouTube to show how pissed he is when the math doesn't add up and concluded that people would rather download the album for free instead of spending cash on it.
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Three 'Smart People' Clips Put Online

January 24, 2008 08:39:15 GMT


Following the world premiere of Miramax Films' "Smart People" on Sunday, January 20 at Sundance Film Festival, three clips of the drama romantic comedy have been put online by the studio. The less-than-a-minute clips let out scenes from Noam Murro directed-film and features the stars of the movie, including Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church and Ellen Page.

In the first clip, it can be seen that Professor Lawrence Wetherhold portrayed by Quaid brings his former student Janet played by Parker to meet his family and to have a Christmas dinner with them. Apparently, isn't happy with Janet's coming, Wetherhold's daughter, Vanessa, prepares Janet's dish using her hand. The second clip previews the scene where Wetherhold realizes that his never-do-well brother is crashing on his house reasoning that Vanessa needs a driver. Further, the third clip displays Wetherhold and Janet in a hospital room where he admits that he hasn't been dating for a while.
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