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The US Album Charts Crowners in the Week Ended Nov 26th

November 30, 2006 04:40:20 GMT

Jay-Z is celebrating his comeback to music scene when his latest effort "Kingdom Come" featured on the No. 1 spot of the Billboard album charts, sold a hefty 680,000 copies in the week ended November 26, marking the rapper's ninth chart-topper.

"Kingdom Come" is the first since Jay-Z's retirement in 2003. It, on top of all, ties the star with The Rolling Stones for third-most chart-toppers of all time, behind The Beatles (19) and Elvis Presley (10). The second best album on the chart is that of the new band DAUGHTRY, established by American Idol season five finalist Chris Daughtry, titled "DAUGHTRY" which sold 304,000 units.
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Movies Line Up at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival

November 30, 2006 04:20:52 GMT

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Organizers of next year's Sundance Film Festival have officially unveiled Wednesday, November 29 the lineup of movies featured in the event set to run for ten days from January 18 to 28 in Park City, Sundance, Salt Lake City, and Ogden, Utah.

Among 122 feature films presented, 64 of them will compete for awards in four basic Sundance categories that are U.S. independent feature films, U.S. documentaries, world feature films, and world documentaries.
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Charlotte Church Putting Her Singing Career on Hold to Focus on Her TV Work

November 30, 2006 04:10:54 GMT

Charlotte Church turns her back on music business. The Welsh singing star has decided to put her singing career on hold with the intention to concentrate on her television career.

Not without reason, but the songbird reportedly has secured a 1.2million worth TV deal with Channel 4 for at least two more series of "The Charlotte Church Show."
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Britney Spears Pulled Out of Co-Hosting the Billboard Music Awards

November 30, 2006 03:43:13 GMT

While her no panties tour makes the gossip pages everyday, Britney Spears creating another headlines. The singer, who's working on her comeback studio album, has reportedly pulled out of co-hosting the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas scheduled for Monday Dec 4th.

Report on Britney's dropped out of her hosting role comes to the surface just hours after show bosses boasted she'd appear onstage with new best pal Paris Hilton. No reasons given for the singer's act.
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The 2006 Billboard Music Awards Nominees

November 30, 2006 03:07:59 GMT

Canadian rockers Nickelback lead the pack in the awards season. The music act leads the 2006 Billboard Music Awards with five nominations all at once, mainly for the categories of Artist of the Year, Duo/Group of the Year, Album of the Year and Rock Album of the Year both for "All the Right Reasons", plus Rock Artist of the Year.

Also leads the awards show with five nominations is Mary J. Blige who vies for Female Artist of the Year, R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, Female R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year for "The Breakthrough", and R&B/Hip-Hop Single of the Year for "Be Without You". Rapper T.I. is another leading nominee, scores nods for R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, Male R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year plus Rap Album of the Year both for "King", and Rap Artist of the Year.
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The Hollywood Reporter's 5th Annual List of Highest-Paid Actresses

November 30, 2006 02:35:35 GMT

She was the 2nd last year. But as of this year, Nicole Kidman claims the top spot on the Hollywood Reporter's 5th annual list of Highest-Paid Actresses. The Aussie movie star bested last year's top-earner Julia Roberts who unfortunately doesn't make the list this year after becoming a four-time top-earner.

Kidman, who earns as much as $17 million per movie, is currently playing photographer Diane Arbus in the independently produced film "Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus". On the 2nd position of the list is Reese Witherspoon, who earns $15 million per movie. Renee Zellweger, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz are all placed 3rd to 5th respectively, with income of also $15 million for each film.
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Todd Phillips to "Fix Up" Some Things

November 29, 2006 10:00:21 GMT

Ready to draw a handful of money out of his pocket, "Old School" helmer Todd Phillips is going to produce buddy comedy "The Fix Up" with a possibility to also take a director's seat for the project.

Set to be developed under Warner Bros. Pictures banner, the flick centers on an ordinary man falsely accused of a crime who embarks on a road adventure with a government agent after the man resolves to make things right for him.
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Kevin Federline Cheats on Britney Spears with Exotic Dancer

November 29, 2006 09:48:30 GMT

If only reports on Kevin Federline cheats on Britney Spears with an "exotic dancer" and former porn star a full month before she filed for divorce are proven true, the singer has made the right decision then.

Talk is heating up that K-Fed was having an affair with a former porn star Kendra Jade. He reportedly met Kendra in Las Vegas in December 2005 while his wife was visiting her family in Kentwood, Louisiana. Since then on, the two got close.
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"The Pineapple Express" Halts at Columbia Pictures

November 29, 2006 09:37:30 GMT

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Maintaining its productiveness, Columbia Pictures is about to develop a comedy feature entitled "The Pineapple Express" for Judd Apatow and Shauna Robertson to produce, Variety has learned.

In bringing the project to the surface, the studio has already appointed David Gordon Green to direct from the script written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg which revolves around a pair of buddies who find themselves unexpectedly get involved with a drug gang.
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Axl Rose Axes Eagles of Death Metal from Tour

November 29, 2006 09:26:38 GMT

An American garage rock band, Eagles of Death Metal doesn't fit best with the hugely popular Guns N' Roses, especially its frontman Axl Rose. It is sad to say that the hard rock singer has axed the music act as the opener for Guns' "Gunners' Chinese Democracy" tour.

EODM was originally slated to perform on stage for Guns N' Roses for three weeks. Unfortunately, the rock group received "not deafening boos, but lots of grumbling and grousing and indifference." That becomes one strong reason for Rose to exclude them from the list.
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Martin Lawrence Becomes "The Better Man"

November 29, 2006 09:11:23 GMT

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Here comes another comedic stint for Martin Lawrence. Variety has revealed that the funnyman will play a leading role in "The Better Man", a Universal Pictures production in association with Stuber/Parent production company.

It is said that Lawrence will be billed to portray a successful talk-show host who starts to question his path in life as he returns home with his famous fiancee to attend his parents' 50th anniversary. Filming is scheduled to begin in March with Malcolm Lee to both write and direct.
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The Wiggles to Announce A Major Change to the Group's Line-Up

November 29, 2006 08:44:50 GMT

Popular children's entertainers, The Wiggles, have scheduled a press conference in Perth for Thursday Nov 30th to announce a major change to the group's line-up.

The Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Associated Press and the online edition of Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper are all reporting the group was likely to announce the departure of the "Yellow Wiggle," Greg Page, who has been frequently absent from touring since undergoing a double hernia operation in December.
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Hugo Weaving and Rose Byrne Placing Bait on "Tender Hook"

November 29, 2006 08:35:33 GMT

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Making a great addition to the cast, Hugo Weaving and Rose Byrne have both been confirmed to take part in "The Tender Hook", an indie drama mystery about a young woman's rise to the apex of a love/power triangle in the world of boxing.

While Bryne is said to replace Australian fellow actress Radha Mitchell who previously was cast in, role for Weaving has not yet been determined. Alongside Matthew Le Nevez, the twosome will come under the direction of Jonathan Ogilvie who is also attached to pen the script. Production on the project is scheduled to begin February next year with Michelle Harrison and John Brousek producing.
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Heath Ledger Is to Marry Michelle Williams

November 29, 2006 08:19:12 GMT

It seems that the wedding bell will ring sooner rather than latter for Heath Ledger and fiancee Michelle Williams. The movie hunk was reportedly spotted getting a marriage license in New York with his bride-to-be.

Ledger and Williams first met while they were filming gay cowboy film "Brokeback Mountain". They confirmed their engagement in August 2005 and already have a one-year old daughter, Matilda Rose Ledger.
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Patrick Wilson and Amy Smart Have A Nice "Flight"

November 29, 2006 07:53:38 GMT

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Set to mark their first onscreen collaboration, Patrick Wilson and Amy Smart have both signed on to star together in drama feature "Life in Flight", a new film production coming from Plum Pictures.

Slated to begin filming next month, the project focuses on a talented builder-architect with a seemingly perfect life who is forced to reassess his existence after his unexpected meeting with an urban designer. Tracey Hecht has been appointed to both write and direct while Galt Niderhoffer, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Celine Rattray and Pam Hirsch will all seat as the producers.
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