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AC/DC Begins Materializing New Album

July 18, 2007 06:30:49 GMT


Australia's very own heavy metal band AC/DC is confirmed having their highly-anticipated album under way. The band whose latest effort was 2000's "Stiff Upper Lip" has begun crystallizing their materials into a record which will be followed by a tour.

"Malcom and Angus (Young) are in the studio," frontman Brian Johnson said at New Jersey's Classic Rock Cares gig. "There's an album in the works, and a tour, too, I think. The boys are working on something special. They don't want to do just another album."
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Dave Chappelle Is Exhausted and Dry

July 18, 2007 06:20:20 GMT


Dave Chappelle was en-route to the hospital over the weekend. The famous comedian was hospitalized in a San Francisco emergency room Saturday July 14th and was released a few hours later, his publicist has confirmed.

Exhaustion and dehydration cited as the reasons for the hospitalization. No other details have been released but his publicist makes sure that Chappelle is fine, saying "It was exhaustion; he had been traveling. He's fine."
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Editors Pulling Second Single from #1 Album

July 18, 2007 06:06:01 GMT


Indie rock act Editors have decided to pull title track as their second single from sophomore set "An End Has a Start". The British band will have it launched on both 7" vinyl CD and digital download on September 3.

The song "An End Has a Start" was originally prepared as the album's first single but then, "Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors" was released online on June 11 to give early impact. The album itself was released June 25 and had enjoyed #1 post in U.K. Album Chart for one week.
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David Beckham's Injured Left Ankle Left His US Soccer Debut in Doubt

July 18, 2007 05:18:15 GMT


David Beckham left his US soccer debut for the Los Angeles Galaxy, supposed to happen Saturday July 21st, in doubt because of an injured left ankle Monday July 16th.

The soccer stud was unable to participate in an intrasquad scrimmage on Monday because his left ankle, which was injured early last month while playing for England in a Euro 2008 qualifying game, remained swollen and sore, thus leaving doubt on his weekend US debut.
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Michael Tolkin Takes No. "Nine" Seat

July 18, 2007 04:49:46 GMT


Submitting another lauded behind-the-screen name into the project, The Weinstein Company has hired Oscar-nominated scribe Michael Tolkin to pen for "Nine", its big screen adaptation of the 1982 Broadway musical which turns out to be based on the Fellini film "8."

"Michael's unique understanding of show business and the creative process will help create a clever and sexy film," The Weinstein Co.'s honcho Harvey Weinstein commented, praising Tolkin to be the perfect man for the stint.
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Britney Spears Heading Back to Vegas, to Host the Opening of LAX Nightclub

July 18, 2007 04:48:57 GMT


No stranger to late night partying, Britney Spears is going to head back to Vegas as she's been booked to host the opening of LAX nightclub next month.

The club representative tells People Tuesday July 17th, "Britney Spears will host the grand opening" of the club, which is slated to take place August 31st in the Luxor Hotel. It is not yet clear if the troubled pop singer and mother of two will perform as well. But fear not for we'll be sure to let you know.
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Arctic Monkeys, Frontrunner of 2007 Mercury Prize

July 18, 2007 04:47:46 GMT


Arctic Monkeys is the predicted frontrunner of 2007 Nationwide Mercury Prize, an award that appreciates best 12 British records in the last 12 months. The only heavy competition running alongside the Sheffield band's "Favourite Worst Nightmare" is Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black".

Of all the 12 nominees, Arctic and Winehouse have been marked by William Hill as favorites to claim the prize, with odds of 4/1. Arctic was last year's winner through "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I Am Not" and if they are to win again this year then the band would be the first act to win the prize two times in a row.
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Anne Hathaway to Dance with "Shiva"


July 18, 2007 04:10:42 GMT


Being open on what she will do next, starlet Anne Hathaway has informed Blackfilm while promoting her upcoming movie "Becoming Jane" that she is going to film a new big screen project titled "Dancing with Shiva" this fall under the direction of Baldwin-born filmmaker Jonathan Demme.

Last seen in theaters as Andy Sachs in the acclaimed "The Devil Wears Prada" last year, Hathaway further revealed that the flick will be a dark comedy and that fellow actress Debra Winger has already been cast to play his mother. As for her character, the beauty eagerly gave out useful tidbit saying she would portray an ex-model who has been in and out of rehab for ten years.
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Gisele Bundchen Is the Highest Paid Among World's Supermodels


July 18, 2007 04:01:28 GMT


Hot on the heels of her joining rock band U2 for the music video of their upcoming song, Gisele Bundchen creates another media headline yet again as she's included in the list of Forbes magazine's Highest Paid Supermodels. With a total earning estimated at $33M per year at her 33-years age, the Brazilian hottie is considered as the highest paid, placed on the No.1 spot on the list.

Following her at the 2nd spot is troubled supermodel Kate Moss who's taking in $9M from her various contracts. German babe Heidi Klum comes in at 3rd spot with $8M, ahead of Adriana Lima at No. 4 and Alessandra Ambrosio at No. 5, both of whom earn $6M.
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"Star" Starts Lensing

July 18, 2007 03:37:03 GMT


All crew members aboard, "Major Movie Star" has finally started its filming process in Shreveport, Louisiana, Family Room Entertainment Corporation, of which wholly owned subsidiary Emmett/Furla Films is providing producing services for the comedy, has officially announced.

Featuring Jessica Simpson in the lead role, pic follows the pop sensation's character, a pampered star, who concludes to enroll in the Marines in the hopes of winning approval from a producer and a studio who considers her unsuitable for an upcoming military-themed movie. Also cast is Jill Marie Jones who is playing the star's fellow recruit and close friend.
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Ewan McGregor Signed on to Front Davidoff's Newest Male Scent

July 18, 2007 03:25:49 GMT


An actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie and art house film, Ewan McGregor is giving hand to promote perfume. The hunk has signed a deal with Coty Inc. to front its latest male scent.

"Ewan McGregor is a natural choice. Not only is he one of the most talented actors of his generation, but he also has a charisma and an authenticity that will be very important for the new Davidoff fragrance," said Franoise Mariez of Coty Prestige in announcing their partnership Tuesday July 17th.
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Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers Illegally Ripped Off by Forever 21


July 18, 2007 02:50:51 GMT


Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers is not in love with Forever 21, literally. The singer, on behalf of her clothing line L.A.M.B., is suing popular retail outlet Forever 21 for trademark infringement, claiming the clothing chain allegedly stole designs from the Harajuku Lovers line, one of the clothing lines under her L.A.M.B.

In the papers filed in Los Angeles Federal Court on June 14th, representatives for Gwen's Harajuku Lovers claimed Forever 21 is marketing, promoting and selling products featuring a design "virtually indistinguishable" from Harajuku's signature heart/box logo.
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"Valkyrie" Planned to Hit August 8, 2008

July 17, 2007 09:31:34 GMT


With production starting on Monday, July 16 in Germany, what's left as a question on "Valkyrie" now is certainly its release date in theaters and apparently, the execs at United Artists were quick enough to pick it up.

According to ComingSoon.net, the studio has come up with intention to launch the WWII thriller on August 8, 2008, during which several other big screen titles are also set to grace the audience. Among those scheduled for the same release day are New Line Cinema's "Journey 3-D", Walt Disney Pictures' "South of the Border", and Columbia Pictures' comedy "The Pineapple Express."
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Rihanna's "Umbrella" Begins #1 Ninth Week in UK Chart

July 17, 2007 09:21:27 GMT


When Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" was released in March 2006 and remained at #1 in U.K. Singles chart for nine weeks, everybody thought that it was the ultimate song of the decade. However, it was recently broken by Rihanna's infectious hit "Umbrella" featuring Jay-Z.

"Umbrella" is enjoying its ninth week atop the U.K. chart while maintaining its #1 post in U.S. Billboard's Hot 100 chart at the same time. The song holds strong to its position despite the big jumpers in the U.K. chart.
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Jared Leto and Sarah Polley See "Nobody"

July 17, 2007 09:16:14 GMT


Ready to make a great pair together, Jared Leto and Sarah Polley have both landed deals to highlight a new romantic drama entitled "Mr. Nobody" that Belgian filmmaker Jaco Van Dormael is set to direct from his own script.

Described as a multilayered love story inspired by the "butterfly effect", the flick is set in the not-so-distant future and revolves around Leto's character Nemo Nobody who, at 120 years old, is the last mortal surrounded by happy immortals as he relives his real and imaginary years of marriage. Polley is learned to play a woman named Elise with Juno Temple, Linh Dan Pham, and Toby Regbo co-starring.
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