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Love Works on New Material for Second Album

March 06, 2006 02:34:47 GMT

Persistently working on her new solo album after the release of her first one, "America's Sweetheart", in 2004, Courtney Love delightfully has come to her second set of demos for this sophomore effort. In the process, the singer admitted that she has drawn inspiration from veteran musician Bob Dylan. "I'm listening exclusively to (Bob Dylan's) 'Blood on the Tracks,' so that's where I'm kind of going," she said.

Writing much of her material on her own, Love has taken Billy Corgan to be her co-writer with Linda Perry as the album's producer. There is no clear statement yet whether the upcoming record will come out under Virgin or not. "We're thinking about all that," Love's manager, Peter Asher, commented. "All label options are open to us."
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Stapp Sued by A Woman Involved in Sex Tape

March 06, 2006 02:29:59 GMT

The prosecutor is simply indentified as "Jane Doe." She's the woman who claimed to be involved in the sex tape showing Scott Stapp and Kid Rock with several strippers. She has on Thursday March 2nd filed lawsuit in Miami, seeking to prevent sale of the video and asking for unspecified damages, alleging she's suffered emotional distress.

"For all purposes, she is the star of the females in the video," the lawsuit said. Further, the woman also said that she believed the video would remain in Stapp's private possession, while he deliberately made a clip from the video turned up on the Internet to lift up the sales of his solo album. Well, let's see how the case is going on.
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A Sneak Peak on Oscar Winners

March 06, 2006 02:10:44 GMT

The 78th annual Academy Awards are live on ABC from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. Here's a sneak peak on some of its winners. George Clooney won one from the several categories he was nominated for, and it happened to be Best Supporting Actor thanks to his portrayal in "Syriana."

Won the Visual Effects award was "King Kong," and chosen as the Animated Feature was "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit". In the meantime, the Short Film (Live Action) prize was given to "Six Shooter", while "The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation" won the Short Film (Animated) category.
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The 26th Annual Razzie Awards Recipients

March 05, 2006 08:52:42 GMT

Drawing the result from the mailing ballots of about 750 film professionals, film journalists and film fans from 41 states and 15 countries, here comes the recipients of this year's Razzie Awards and Jenny McCarthy is the one who scored the most. Not only named the Worst Actress, this former Playboy Playmate also got another Razzies in the category of Worst Screenplay for her film, "Dirty Love", while the picture itself was labeled Worst Picture.

Megastar Tom Cruise along with his fiancee Katie Holmes got the title of Most Tiresome Tabloid Targets which is a new category at this event, choosing celebs whom the voters have felt sick and tired of due to their endless publicity. The founder of Razzie Awards, John Wilson, said that the actor really deserved the award for his ridiculous actions during year 2005 when he concluded to "suddenly propose in front of reporters on the Eiffel Tower and jump up and down like the monkey in "Curious George" on Oprah Winfrey's couch."
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Winners of the 2006 Independent Spirit Awards

March 05, 2006 05:19:39 GMT

Another prestigious award went to Philip Seymour Hoffman as the actor has been named Best Male Lead at this year's Independent Spirit Awards held on Saturday, March 4. "It's ludicrous, and I've been given enough," he commented gratefully. "It's all nerve-wracking." His fellow thespian, Matt Dillon, also brought home one award for his winning in the Supporting Male category, accompanied by Amy Adams who took the same honor in female side. As for the Best Female Lead category, it's none other than the "Transamerica" star, Felicity Huffman, that finally nabbed the title.

In the meantime, gay cowboy movie "Brokeback Mountain" still shows its award dominance, taking the honor of Best Feature as well as Best Director for Ang Lee while its competitor at Oscar, "Good Night And Good Luck", only succeed in winning technical category of Best Cinematography. Complete list of winners can be accessed through http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,18491,00.html?tnews.
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Campbell Legal Battle with King of Botox

March 05, 2006 03:57:21 GMT

Supermodel Naomi Campbell involves in legal battle. The beauty is suing a top cosmetic surgeon known as 'The King of Botox' for more than 50,000 for claiming that she was one of Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh's clients and endorsed him. Concerning the claims, which were published in Hello! magazine, Campbell's lawyer Gideon Benaim told The Sun: "Our client Miss Naomi Campbell does not endorse Dr Sebagh's products."

Denied having plastic surgery of any kind, Campbell insists "I don't need it because 'black don't crack'" while adding "My grandmother has fantastic genes and only about one wrinkle." Meanwhile, Dr Sebagh refused to give further comments on that matter.
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Duran Duran Members to Launch Compilation

March 05, 2006 01:50:32 GMT

In their effort to pay tribute to the musical influences that helped to define their band, Duran Duran, two founders of the group, keyboardist Nick Rhodes and bassist John Taylor are going to release a compilation on May 1 in the United Kingdom. Entitled "Only After Dark" and planned to be launched under EMI records, this piece of work will feature 18 tracks of the glam rock, post-punk and electronic music that played important parts in developing Duran Duran's early sound.

In the meantime, the album's art will combine the images from photographer Paul Edmond's "Duran Duran Unseen" which chronicles the band's 1979-1982 Birmingham scene.
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List of the 2006 Soul Train Winners

March 05, 2006 01:17:24 GMT

Earned two awards on Saturday March 4th, 2006 at the 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards is John Legend who brings home the Best R&B/Soul Single, Male award for "Ordinary People" and Best R&B/Soul Album, Male award for "Get Lifted".

As for the queen of Pop, Mariah Carey, her coming back to music scene initially marks her attempt to repeat her success in the particular world. And after such hard work, the pop superstar successfully repeats the history. She picked two awards for the categories of Best R&B/Soul Single, Female for "We Belong Together" and Best R&B/Soul Album, Female for "The Emancipation of Mimi".
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Stars to Join the Cast of "Arthur and the Invisibles"

March 04, 2006 06:47:53 GMT

There are at least three more stars joining the already on-board cast of the upcoming animated fantasy flick "Arthur and the Invisibles." They are Madonna, David Bowie, and rapper Snoop Dogg.

The threesome has reportedly signed on to star in the Luc Besson's big-screen adaptation of his own fantasy children's book. As of the story "Arthur and the Minimoys" follows a child's quest to save the home of grandmother from demolition by seeking out his grandfather's treasure in the land of tiny Minimoys.
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All about Ray Charles at Country Music Museum

March 04, 2006 05:16:09 GMT

Those who want to know more about Ray Charles while recall the good old days can visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on March 10 for it was the opening date of "I Can't Stop Loving You: Ray Charles and Country Music", a new exhibition from the museum dedicated to the blind singer. Scheduled to run through December 31, 2007, the exhibition puts its cornerstone on his1962 work of Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music" and so will display audio from the album, song manuscripts, sheet music, and photos plus quotes about the record from Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, and Billy Joel.

The 5,000-square-foot exhibition also will feature many aspects of Charles, including those of his electric pianos, saxophone, stage costumes, electronic chess board, and even the Braille editions of Playboy he had collected besides the TV footage of his performances throughout his nearly 60-year career. All those things have been gathered from the musician's estate in terms of loan as well as collectors and music artists who had worked with him.
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Carey Went Glamorized in Sparkling Business

March 04, 2006 04:37:36 GMT

Already very successful in music business, pop diva Mariah Carey now tries her luck in the fashion world as she recently launched her own jewelry and accessories line, Glamorized by Mariah Carey. Promoted to be high on style and low on price, items of the line are available beginning this week at Claire's and Icing stores nationwide and include earrings, necklaces, bracelets, purses, makeup bags and rings geared toward teenagers with many of them feature the singer's trademark of butterfly logo.

Announcement of the line's debut can also be found in the posting Carey submitted to her website this week. "Hey Girls, I am so excited to share with you my new jewelry & accessory line," so she wrote. "Wear it & you'll be a Hot Tamale."
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Queen Latifah Added to "Hairspray" Cast

March 04, 2006 03:51:44 GMT

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The new version of musical "Hairspray" adds one more star to its cast as Queen Latifah has signed on to play the character Motormouth Maybelle, teaming up with "Grease" star John Travolta. This project therefore reunited the singer-actress with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron whom she had collaborated with in "Chicago" as well as Adam Shankman, who previously had directed her in his 2003 effort, "Bringing Down the House."

"Hairspray" centers on the story of teenager Tracy Turnblad who gets popular after appearing on a local TV show in Baltimore during the early 1960s and then uses her newfound fame to fight for racial integration. Filming is slated to start this fall for a 2007 release under the distribution of New Line Cinema.
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Film Stars to Come Out from Green Cars at Oscars

March 04, 2006 03:23:46 GMT

Participating in the fourth annual Red Carpet, Green Cars event, movie stars like George Clooney, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Frances McDormand, and Jennifer Aniston will arrive at Oscars in green cars before they walk through the red carpet to the award ceremony. Sponsored by Toyota Motor Corp. and the environmental organization Global Green USA, the event will use the Toyota or Lexus hybrids to pick up all of those VIPs.

Kathy Kniss, the event spokeswoman, said that initially the program began with only four participants in 2002, but since then the interest in fuel-efficient vehicles has grown quite satisfyingly. "There's a huge, huge following. People are flocking to the hybrids," so she said. In the meantime, other automakers, such as Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp., are also ready to get into the act, lending their cars to be used by other celebrities who will attend this year's Academy Awards slated to be held on Sunday, March 5.
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Playboy Has Done Nothing Wrong Upon Alba Issue

March 04, 2006 03:13:19 GMT

"Playboy has done nothing wrong, so there is no reason to pull our issue off of newsstands," spokeswoman Lauren Melone said Friday March 3rd, 2006.

Explaining on their decision not to pull Jessica Alba issue, Playboy emphasized on the actress placing on the cover of their magazine after being chosen "sexiest star of the year" by its readers. And thus, she was included inside the magazine in an article on the top 25 sexiest celebrities as chosen in an online poll.
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Johansson Holds No Grudge Over Mizrahi's Groping

March 04, 2006 03:02:02 GMT

Although not amused on fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi's action of groping her on the red carpet at Golden Globe Awards held last January, Scarlett Johansson earnestly confessed that she did not hold grudge to the man. "I'm not mad at him," she said. "I think he's a guy that's starting his TV career and he's making a bit of an exciting moment for himself. I can't be angry at him."

Mizrahi, who was doing pre-show interviews for the E! cable channel at that time, was caught groping the actress' breast and told her that it was only to determine how her dress was put together.
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