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Eric Bana Is Star Trek Villain Nero!

October 10, 2007 04:52:35 GMT

Australia now has its representative in the cast of Paramount Pictures' highly-anticipated project "Star Trek." You got it right, Variety has confirmed that Melbourne-born actor Eric Bana is joining the lineup as a villainous character named Nero.

Bana's inclusion thereby fulfills the studio's expectation to get bigger-name thespian for the part besides that for the role of the Federation captain, which remains unfilled. The description of the character he is set to play, however, is being kept tightly under wraps for now.
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Britney Spears Passing Random Drug Tests, to Be Booked for Hit-and-Run

October 10, 2007 04:38:13 GMT

These coming days, weeks, and even months surely seem long and tiring for Britney Spears since she has to undergo series of drug tests and parenting classes. Even longer and more tiring now that she's been ordered to be booked for suspicion of hit-and-run.

Despite all the negative publications surrounding her, Brit has surprisingly passed her random drug tests and already paid visit to parenting coach. "She's passed her random drug tests," her lawyer, Sorrell Trope, tells People. "There's been more than one. They came up negative."
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New Golden Compass Worldwide Trailer Out Now!

October 10, 2007 04:19:27 GMT

New Line Cinema has fulfilled its promise on "The Golden Compass." Following the launch of the worldwide trailer for the movie at the Rockefeller Center, New York City, the studio has delightfully brought in the same piece on the net, definitely to the joy of those who were unable to attend the occasion, held yesterday, October 9, 2007.

Running at a little above three minutes on Yahoo! Movies, the trailer presents more finished, polished footage from the fantasy adventure, pointing out how much the post-production has progressed on it. Plus, it also confirms the cameo appearance of Christopher Lee as one of the Magisterium's members.
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Pop Star Jamelia Announced Engagement to Footballer Darren Byfield

October 10, 2007 03:47:39 GMT

Surprise, surprise, Jamelia is engaged to be married.

The R&B and pop singer is engaged to footballer boyfriend and her daughter's father Darren Byfield.
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Kiefer Sutherland Pleads Guilty to DUI, Sentenced to 48 Days in Jail

October 10, 2007 02:56:32 GMT

Pleaded no contest to DUI charges, Kiefer Sutherland is heading for the jail soon.

The actor, well known for his role of Jack Bauer on the Fox television series "24," has been pleaded no contest to drunken driving Tuesday October 9th in a Los Angeles court where prosecutors asked that he be jailed for 48 days.
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Ricardo Chavira Weds Longtime Girlfriend

October 10, 2007 02:21:15 GMT

Ricardo Chavira is now a happy married man.

The "Desperate Housewives" actor married longtime girlfriend and son's mommy Marcea Dietzel in a private ceremony in San Antonio on September 22nd, show publicist Chandler Hayes said.
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David Hasselhoff Had Drinking Relapse, Undergoing Detox

October 10, 2007 01:48:07 GMT

David Hasselhoff is reported to have had a drinking relapse and is currently in a LA hospital undergoing detox.

Explaining on the hospitalization, the star's representative Judy Katz issued a statement, confirming "David had a brief relapse and immediately recognized the importance of addressing it with the assistance of his doctors. He is doing fine and will be back home in the morning."
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Shooter Maker Taking Helming Duties for a Pablo Escobar Biopic

October 09, 2007 09:41:09 GMT

Seems "Killing Pablo" will have a tough on-screen rival to face against. Variety has just reported that acclaimed filmmaker Antoine Fuqua is poised to handle helming task on a new big screen feature titled "Escobar", which will be a biopic about notorious Colombian cocaine trafficker Pablo Escobar.

Project is based on "Mi Hermano Pablo," a book written by Roberto Escobar Gaviria, Escobar's brother. Gaviria is known to have served as the accountant and confidant to Escobar while his company, STL Holdings, committed the life and literary rights of the Escobar family.
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Finally, Britney Spears' 'Gimme More' Video Premiered on TRL

October 09, 2007 09:40:49 GMT

Britney Spears' 'Gimme More' music video has finally got its 'official' release on MTV's TRL yesterday (October 8). For those expecting a huge difference to the iTunes one that was premiered on Friday, October 5, might as well be disappointed.

In the TRL video, Britney is still serving double roles as a stripper and her innocent audience. Apparently this version is more 'friendly' towards the end where shots of Britney being topless are cut here and there. Other than that, this version and the leaked one from iTunes are pretty much the same.
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John Carter of Mars Planned to Be a Trilogy at Disney/Pixar

October 09, 2007 09:32:32 GMT

The black-haired, steel-gray eyed immortal being will probably not only have just one chapter of his adventures brought to the big screen. ERBZine, the official Edgar Rice Burroughs tribute and weekly webzine site, has came up with delightful news claiming that Disney/Pixar, which appears to have secured the film rights to "John Carter of Mars", is intending to develop the movie as a trilogy.

The site reported that pre-production has got heated up on the flick, an adaptation of Burroughs's 11-volume Barsoom series. Pixar's honcho Jim Morris, director Andrew Stanton, and screenwriter Mark Andrews were said to have spent a morning exploring the massive Edgar Rice Burroughs archives in the ERB, Inc. offices on Ventura Blvd while also discussing the project with Burroughs representatives consisting of Danton Burroughs, Sandra Galfas, and Jim Sullos.
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Pop Star Justin Timberlake Joins Exclusive Mountain Gate Country Golf Club

October 09, 2007 09:20:36 GMT

Justin Timberlake is now part of the Mountain Gate Country Club.

The pop singer is reported to have obtained a membership at the Los Angeles exclusive golf club "after biding his time and waiting for a hard-to-come-by vacancy."
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Jake Gyllenhaal Recruited for Moon Project

October 09, 2007 08:32:00 GMT

Works are lining up for Jake Gyllenhaal to do. Recently signed to take part in "Brothers" alongside Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman, the actor has now got picked up to topline a new action feature from DreamWorks Pictures called "Untitled Moon Project."

Story is reported to focus on a private expedition to the moon and the race for lunar colonization. "Mr and Mrs Smith" helmer Doug Liman will direct as well as produce alongside Simon Kinberg and Alli Shearmur, former Paramount co-president of production, who ankled the studio earlier this year.
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Aussie Pop Star Kylie Minogue Goes Glamour

October 09, 2007 08:12:23 GMT

Kylie Minogue breaks her silence. The Aussie pop star spills the bean on such issues, as her battle with breast cancer, four-year romance with former boyfriend actor Olivier Martinez, and her dream of having children. Here it is an excerpt of her interview with British Glamour magazine for its November 2007 issue.

Claimed her cancer battle as "astonishing," Kylie did admit that she feared her singing career would be damaged when she was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2005. "It is hard to express what I have learned from that, but a deep physiological and emotional shift has happened," so the songbird said in a statement adding that "What I believed before my ill-ness has only been enhanced since, and that's that beauty comes from within. But I don't see myself the way other people see me."
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Jay-Z Keen to Make His Own American Gangster Movie

October 09, 2007 07:49:48 GMT

Getting inspiration for his upcoming album "American Gangster" from the movie of the same name starring Denzel Washington, Jay-Z apparently is also inspired to develop a big screen version of the record.

"What I really plan to do is shoot [American Gangster, the album] as a movie. Like a better Streets is Watching," so the rap mogul informed AllHipHop.com in a recent interview. "Doing it like a musical. Real stories and get somebody in there thatís [going do to]...real writing. Someone to shoot it like ĎGodfather.í I know thatís a little ungracious, but thatís how you gotta place it..."
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Former Employee Seeks $19 Million From P. Diddy

October 09, 2007 07:43:43 GMT

A man is issuing a lawsuit against P. Diddy from his cell block. James Sabatino who formerly worked as consultant in Diddy's 'Bad Boy Entertainment', claimed that the rapper owes him $19 million through his work with the late Notorious B.I.G.

Sabatino admitted he flew B.I.G. to Miami in 1994, for the rapper to record a 17 minutes vocal and 90 minutes worth of video. With no written contract, the rights were considered reserved to Sabatino since he paid for the expenses and the studio cost.
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