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Rihanna's "Umbrella" Scores #1 in New Chart

June 08, 2007 05:54:12 GMT


Billboard has expanded its franchise with the launch of Billboard Canadian Hot 100 on June 7. The single to take the honor being the first #1 hit on the chart is none other than Rihanna's "Umbrella".

The single featuring Jay-Z is placed on top and side by side with Canadian natives' singles such as Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right", Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" and Michael Buble's "Everything" in the top 20 list.
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Isaiah Washington Out from "Grey's Anatomy"

June 08, 2007 04:43:38 GMT


The time has come for Isaiah Washington to pay the cost of his gay slur. The TV star won't be returning to the hit series "Grey's Anatomy" which catapulted him into stardom.

It is surely a bad news for Isaiah that his contract won't be renewed following the end of the series' third season. A spokesperson for ABC Studios confirmed the star won't be returning for a fourth season next September, with a source close to the situation said the studio declined to renew his contract citing the bad press they received because of his behavior both on and off the set as the reason.
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Directing Names Up for "Wolverine"?

June 08, 2007 04:37:39 GMT


Whether Brett Ratner's name is still being considered for the director of X-Men spin-off "Wolverine" is unclear, but buzz is now circling on two other directing figures for the part.

IESB.net has brought in surprising tidbit stating that D.J. Caruso and Len Wiseman are both on the line to assume the coveted position in the 20th Fox Century's highly anticipated project with the former even being claimed to be in talks with the studio.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Rapper Jermaine Dupri Involved in Minor Car Crash, to Open New Club

June 08, 2007 04:19:48 GMT


It was a bad day for Jermaine Dupri when he was involved in a car crash early Thursday June 7th when a woman ran a stop light on the corner of 49th Street and Park Avenue in New York and ploughed into his SUV.

Publicists for the rapper said Dupri's Cadillac Escalade was completely totaled, sending one of his security guards to a local hospital with a broken arm. Luckily, the music mogul was all right.
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Jennifer Aniston to Shoot Commercials Film for L’Oréal

June 08, 2007 03:51:43 GMT


Has just provoked media frenzy with her being reported dating Brad Pitt look-alike, British model Paul Sculfor, Jennifer Aniston makes media headlines again as she's been reported to earn an estimated $10 million to shoot the so-called "mini action movies" for L'Oréal's hair products.

The hair commercials film, to be shot this summer, will see the actress works together with famous film director David Fincher who's in hand to direct. "Jen turned to David because she loves his work," an insider revealed.
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Matt Damon to Experience an "Imperial Life"

June 08, 2007 03:41:15 GMT


On the brink to reunite with director Paul Greengrass, Matt Damon is finalizing deal to topline Universal Pictures' "Imperial Life in the Emerald City."

Adapted from the Rajiv Chandrasekaran book, pic details the author's experience when he witnessed Americans' chaotic attempts to set up a provisional government in the area around Saddam Hussein's palace. Damon, who last collaborated with Greengrass in "The Bourne Ultimatum", is plotted for a composite character based on figures in the book.
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Rapper The Game Pleaded Not Guilty in LA Fight

June 08, 2007 03:21:35 GMT


Paris Hilton is free but not really free as she's been put on house arrest. The Game, on the other way around, is free of charges. He's all-clean. The rapper was pleaded not guilty to three felony charges he's been accused of following a basketball game fight in Los Angeles.

The Game, aka Jayceon Terrell Taylor, entered the pleas in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday June 7th and was pleaded not guilty to punching and threatening to shoot a man during a pickup basketball game on February 24th at the Rita Walters Educational Learning Complex in South Los Angeles.
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John McTiernan Plays for "High Stakes"

June 08, 2007 02:53:31 GMT

Heaps up film titles for his future directing credits, action filmmaker John McTiernan has smoothly added "High Stakes" into the burgeoning list, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

A production of Persistent Pictures and Velvet Octopus, the action thriller centers on two friends who find themselves in over their heads when they realize they are the living collateral of a high-stakes bet.
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Tyler Perry Pleased to "Meet the Browns"

June 08, 2007 02:50:31 GMT


Sustaining his good relationship with Lionsgate Films, Tyler Perry is on the move to make his fifth film project under the studio banner that will also be his next feature directorial effort after "Why Did I Get Married?".

The New Orleans native will both helm and star in "Meet the Browns" based on his own stage play that he produced back in 2004. Story concerns a single mother who rediscovers the joys of family and the possibility of second chances when meeting the fun-loving family of her father, whom she never knew.
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It's "All the Same" for Naomi Watts


June 08, 2007 02:46:20 GMT


Earning Hollywood star label should not make one only look forward for big-budgeted, major film features, and Naomi Watts apparently has full understanding of it.

The beauty is reportedly attached to topline Bureau of Moving Pictures' drama "We Are All the Same", which is an adaptation of a novel by Jim Wooten, an award-winning senior correspondent for ABC News. Story tells about Gail Johnson, a white South African woman who adopted a black child with AIDS then traveled the world with the child to raise awareness about his plight.
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DreamWorks Recruits a "Tester"

June 08, 2007 02:43:10 GMT

Willing to deliver an original premise to moviegoers amidst the heavy flow of adapted materials, DreamWorks Pictures is collaborating with Parkes/MacDonald Productions to set up what looks like to be a thriller feature entitled "Tester" at its pit.

Story focuses on a young war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who joins a secret clinical trial that promises to cure his symptoms. To his horror, he soon finds out that the chip implanted in his brain is not a medicine, but an advanced neurotechnology designed to control his body as a weapon of war.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Paris Hilton Released from Prison, Put on 40-Day House Arrest

June 08, 2007 02:11:44 GMT


From socialite to prisoner, now Paris Hilton is a free woman again as she was on Thursday June 7th released from California's Century Regional Detention Facility, reportedly for medical reasons, after just three days serving her 23-day sentence for driving with a suspended license.

Explaining on the heiress' release, LA County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said she was released for medical reasons which he can't elaborate due to confidentiality, yet said that medical officials "constantly examined" her while she was in jail. In fact, law enforcement sources said Paris' medical condition was purely psychological and that she was in peril of having a nervous breakdown.
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Mandy Moore Puts Break on Movie for Tour

June 07, 2007 10:15:36 GMT

Mandy Moore is infused with her music persona this year through the release of "Wild Hope". She is willing to take a break from film to get on the road for a long enjoyable tour.

"I really just want to go on tour this fall," Mandy said. "I'd love to do a film, but it has to be something that makes sense and that I'm really passionate about to take me off the road, 'cause that's really what I want to do right now."
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Catch Paul McCartney's Intimate and Secret Show

June 07, 2007 09:52:05 GMT


Paul McCartney's very sudden and secret gig has just been revealed. The singer will give an intimate show tonight (June 7) at the Electric Ballroom in Camden.

This show is intended to promote his latest effort "Memory Almost Full" in front of just few hundred people. The ticketing system is arranged based on first come first served method and starts opening 12.30 pm. Upon purchasing the tickets, fans are required to bring photo ID with them to be shown to the officials as there would be no physical tickets.
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Rage Against the Machine Put Two Mysterious Countdowns

June 07, 2007 09:22:57 GMT


Two mysterious countdowns have appeared on one of Rage Against the Machine's websites. The time that is marked 'til August 24 has been associated to the date for their new album or presumably a series of concerts. The other one pointing to Monday is possibly the time to spread the "what's going on".

Speculation has been made previously that the newly reunited band will issue a live album that was taped from their first reunion stage act at Coachella Festival back in April. Meanwhile, some thinks, or more properly, wish that it could be a new studio effort.
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