July 6th, 2006

Doctor Who: Freema Agyeman is New Companion Martha Jones

Doctor Who: Season 3



After several weeks of speculation and early reports on the Internet today, later confirmed in a BBC press release leaked nearly a day before it was due to be officially presented, Freema Agyeman will join the cast of Doctor Who in its third season as new companion Martha Jones, sidekick to the current Doctor, David Tennant. Agyeman recently guest starred as Adeola, one of the Torchwood desk jockeys in "Army of Ghosts," but will return to the series for the completely different role (much in the same way first season guest star Eve Myles will be doing so in the spinoff series "Torchwood").

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Um, Why are they famous?

You see their pictures in the magazines -- and maybe even on TMZ. You read about their exploits in the tabs and maybe you've even seen them give an interview on "EXTRA." You know they are famous, but why? What have they done to put themselves in the spotlight?

Here's a list of five celebs that even we couldn't remember why they were famous.

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Torchwood is a British television science fiction and crime drama created by Russell T. Davies and starring John Barrowman and Eve Myles dealing with the machinations and activities of the fictional Torchwood Institute. An initial 13-part series was commissioned by the BBC as a spin-off from the long-running science fiction series Doctor Who.

An in-house BBC Wales production for digital television station BBC Three, it is the first television spin-off of Doctor Who since the unsuccessful pilot of K-9 and Company in 1981 and the first to be commissioned for a full series. The Canadian network CBC is co-producer of the series, with exclusive rights to broadcast the North American premiere of the show.

The title "Torchwood" is an anagram of "Doctor Who". BBC Wales Head of Drama Julie Gardner will serve as executive producer alongside Davies. Torchwood is set to premiere in October 2006 on BBC Three.

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Celebrity Lost Sistahs!

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With their chocolate brown hair, big smile, button nose and girl-next-door appeal, looking at a picture of Katharine McPhee, Kelly Clarkson and Rachael Ray is practically like flipping through a family album.

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Pronounced square jaw? Check. Wavy sunkissed hair? Check. A twinkle in their blue eyes? Sheryl Crow, Jennifer Aniston and Sarah Jessica Parker have us doing a triple take.

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Mariah Unveils Her Charity Painted Dog

Mariah Carey has finished her painted dog she designed for Aspen Filmfest's "Best in Show" charity auction. The dog has now been unleashed on the streets of Aspen along with dogs from Goldie Hawn, Nick Lachey, Anjelica Huston, Joaquin Phoenix, Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, just to name a few.


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Each "star" dog will be auctioned off at a singular benefit event on August 1st at The Little Nell in Aspen.

For those not able to attend the benefit auction, a select number of celebrity dogs will be auctioned online through Charity Folks September 4-20, 2006. All proceeds of the live and online auctions will support Aspen Filmfest's extensive year-round education programs.

"Best in Show" is organized by Aspen Filmfest, the arts organization that brings big name talent, movie debuts, festivals and film series to Aspen, Colorado.

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Celebs Who Won't Get Hitched



From last weekend's celebrity wedding trifecta featuring the nuptials of Nicole Kidman, Marcia Cross and Patricia Arquette, it may seem like Hollywood is in a frenzy to walk down the aisle.

But for every Elizabeth Taylor and Jennifer Lopez wedding announcement there are stars that are avoiding saying their 'I Dos' like the bird flu.

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What's next for Star Jones

After an explosive week in which she announced to PEOPLE that she'd been fired
from The View, and then publicly traded barbs with former cohost Barbara
Walters, Star Jones Reynolds is ready to move on.

Starting July 10, she'll serve a weeklong stint hosting HGTV's House Hunters,
helping home buyers navigate the New York City real estate market, PEOPLE
reports in its new issue. But after that her calendar is clear.

Still, she's optimistic. As she told PEOPLE of her job loss, "Yeah, this is an
obstacle, but inside every obstacle is an opportunity."

She's already found plenty of TV viewers. Her June 29 appearance on CNN's Larry
King Live was watched by nearly 3 million people, triple the show's usual
ratings. And the next day, Today's Al Roker filled a full 20 minutes talking to
Reynolds about her departure from The View.

Will she be able to keep her seemingly loyal fan base? "How this pans out for
her career all depends on what she does in the next 18 months," says media
analyst Bob Thompson. "Even if she tries a bunch of things and none of them
work, I don't think she's going to end up on The Surreal Life 9."

One thing is for certain: She's already surrounded by supporters. After her
rough week, she and husband Al Reynolds spent the Fourth of July weekend at
their home in the Hamptons, where on Saturday night they went dancing at
Southampton's Pink Elephant club.

"She and Al were holding hands the whole time and having so much fun," says a
source. "She got a very warm welcome. A lot of guests were congratulating her on
how she handled everything leaving The View."

As close friend LaTanya Richardson Jackson (wife of actor Samuel L. Jackson)
tells PEOPLE of Reynolds, "She's incredibly hurt, but she's also incredibly
resilient. She's moving on."

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so she went from The View to House Hunters?? Wow that's embarrassing!

but I love House Hunters!! I'm a HGTV junkie!!


source: people.com
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Free Suri

Another pic of Shiloh? Where's Suri? Little Kingston goes with mommy to watch daddy play football? Where's Suri? Firecrotch strikes again? Where's Suri?

We've been bringing up this question time and again. Today, Jossip bring it up because US Weekly poses the G-D'ned issue that's been plaguing humanity since Xenu made us go all 'splody a few millenia ago:

Three months after her birth, Baby Suri, is still unseen, even by the family’s closest friends. A source says Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have yet to show her off to fellow Scientologists John Travolta, Kelly Preston and Lisa Marie Presley. Even good pals Will and Jada Pinkett Smith supposedly have not met her, despite repeated calls to Cruise. “Every time, it’s a different excuse: He’s busy or Kate’s not feeling well,” says a source. ‘[The Smiths] think it’s so weird.”

Soon after the baby was born, photo agency WireImage approached multiple outlets (including Us) with the news that it would be offering pictures of Suri for auction. Days later, on May 11, before official bidding was even underway, the agency sent out an e-mail declaring that “the baby shoot is on hold for now. There is no additional info as to when this may happen or if it will even happen at all.”

What’s behind the secrecy? And what about TomKat’s wedding, which Cruise promised would happen either mid-summer or fall? For more details, check out the current issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands this week.


What I think:
There is something wrong with the baby. Like birth defect wrong. And because of the Scientology beliefs that there is to be no medical treatments (a la Travolta's autistic son) they don't want to go through the public scrutiny of their care for this child.

This is actually worrisome along the lines of MJ's fake children scary...

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Michael Jackson's Frantic Messages Played

Jurors in a lawsuit against Michael Jackson on Wednesday heard increasingly frantic phone messages that the singer left for a business associate, demanding action on projects including a collaboration with actor Marlon Brando and the release of a charity recording.

Tapes of the messages left on F. Marc Schaffel's answering machine were played to show that he had a close relationship with Jackson and that he was entrusted with handling millions of dollars for the singer.

Schaffel claims the pop star owes him $3.8 million in royalties, expenses and other debts.

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No question that Michael is a weirdo, but I guess he had a few good ideas for charity.
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What women wear

Ever-busy, bold and self-confident designer Marc Jacobs tells ALISTAIR TAN a grandmother story or two.

Marc Jacobs is not someone expected to have time for grandmother stories. The designer leads a high-adrenalin lifestyle, rushing between collections and cities, that doesn’t even allow time for a regular de-stress routine like yoga or gym.


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My job's a breeze and I've got a KILLER rack. Good morning!

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The new syndicated TV talk show hosted by Will & Grace veteran Megan Mullally will debut September 18 and originate from Los Angeles. The Megan Mullally Show will be an entertaining hour featuring a mix of celebrities, real people, music and comedy. Mullally will interview top celebrities and also introduce the world to guests of all kinds—from quirky characters to funny kids to off-beat experts. The Megan Mullally Show will bring the best of classic and current talk-variety television to the daytime audience this fall. Anyone think this show will fly? I've got my doubts about this one...


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A shirtless Prince William turned up the heat at a sweltering polo match yesterday afternoon at Cowdray Park Polo Clubin West Sussex.

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HBO earns 95 Emmy nominations to lead all networks

HBO earns 95 Emmy nominations to lead all networks

hursday July 6 12:58 PM ET

Cable TV's HBO led all major networks with 95 Primetime Emmy Award nominations on Thursday with its critically acclaimed hit "The Sopranos" garnering seven nominations including best television drama.

ABC followed the cable TV network with 64 nominations led by 11 for its hospital series "Grey's Anatomy" including best TV drama. CBS and NBC were in a near tie for the No. 3 position with 47 and 46 nods, respectively. Fox rounded out the top five with a total 41 nominations.

The Primetime Emmys are the U.S. television industry's top honors, and nominations and victories bring a show prestige and possibly draw more viewers which hikes advertising revenues.

HBO is a unit of media giant Time Warner Inc. ABC is part of The Walt Disney Co. NBC is owned by General Electric Co and CBS by CBS Corp. Fox is part of News Corp.

The Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast from Los Angeles on NBC on August 27.

Source: Yahoo! TV

10 Things to Love About Johnny


1. HIS GOOD LOOKS

Those high cheekbones, those soulful brown eyes – it's no wonder why Johnny Depp's Pirates of the Caribbean costar Keira Knightley calls him "eye candy." But the chiseled actor (in the Bahamas in February) doesn't get the fuss about his own allure. "I have no idea," he says.


2. HIS DEVOTION TO HIS KIDS

Becoming a father to Lily-Rose, 7, and Jack, 4 (with ladylove Vanessa Paradis), "has given me great strength, great perspective, great calm," says Depp. At home at their $2 million villa in Plan-de-la-Tour, France, a favorite activity is heading with his "kiddies" to "the trampoline and the swing set, and we'll stop by the garden and see how our tomatoes are doing," he told Newsweek.

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Keira Slams Anorexia Rumors

Knightley tried to put rumors of an eating disorder to rest at a press conference for 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest'

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**I think she speaks very well, but i still don't believe her. I remember she was suuuper skinny in Bend It Like Beckham and that movie sucked anyways.**

Paris to Britney -- My Dancing is Toxic

Paris Hilton showed her stuff at Pure nightclub in Vegas on Independence Day, and none other than Britney Spears ignited what some call the ultimate white dance moves.

Paris got down with the help of Brit's hit "Toxic." But wait, there's more. Ms. Hilton, who didn't need a partner, also took a liking to The Pussycat Dolls and Christina Aguilera.

Paris acted as if she was performing for her fans, entertaining them with her signature "clutch my breast move/seizure."

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Anyone watch Law and Order: Criminal Intent?

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We've learned that both Dennis Farina and Annie Parisse are leaving the Law and Order mothership, and that Jamey Sheridan left Law and Order: CI when he was written out of the show last season. But as far as casting for new detectives, captains, and ADAs goes, this is what a media insider tells the posters over at the criminal-intent.us boards:

Vincent D'Onofrio is staying. (Of course, there wouldn't be a show without him.)

Kathryn Erbe is also staying on as Detective Alex Eames.

Chris Noth will be coming back for a second season as Detective Mike Logan. (Mr. Big!)

Courtney B. Vance, who plays ADA Ron Carver, is being replaced by Crash star Nona Gaye.

Annabella Sciorra is being replaced by Conviction actress Julianne Nicholson. (Sad. I liked her. Although I think I'm the only one.) She and Noth were brought in last season to alternate episodes with D'Onofrio and Erbe, as VDO was having health issues and wasn't able to do all 22 episodes. Supposedly she wasn't happy in her role.

Jamey Sheridan's replacement is still being worked on.

Also leaving is producer Rene Balcer, who has worked on the Law and Order franchise since the beginning.


Personally I hate this. I love LOCI just as it is. Why fix something that ain't broke?
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update on ben hendrickson.

His death was already posted about here, but the cause of death has been released.

Report: Soap Star Hendrickson Commits Suicide



Emmy-winning As the World Turns star Benjamin Hendrickson died over the weekend at his home in Huntington, N.Y. He was 55.

According to the New York Post, police and cast members said Wednesday that Hendrickson shot himself in the head in an apparent suicide.

It was not known whether he left a note.

Friends said the actor had been depressed since the death of his mother from cancer in 2003 – the same year he won a Daytime Emmy as best supporting actor in a soap opera, the Post reports.

In his acceptance speech, he dedicated his award to his mother, joking, "To my mom, who scrimped and saved to send me to Juilliard to study the classics – I'm sorry."

For 21 years, Hendrickson, a bachelor, played tough-but-gentle police chief Hal Munson. Recently, he had been filming scenes in which his TV daughter was dying, the Post reports.

"He was a marvelous and gifted man," longtime costar Ellen Dolan, who plays detective sidekick Margo Hughes, tells the paper. "I just know him to be a wonderful man with a big heart – we are all part of a tight family here. I am just heartbroken."

Hendrickson's final appearance on the CBS soap will air July 12.

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That's really a shame. He was apparently very depressed about his mother and brother's deaths, which were close together.
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Jessica Simpson's New Man???



If he has his way, then Zach Braff is going to be the new Nick Lachey, minus the hotness.

He's cute and quirky, but "extremely fuckable" is not the first thing that comes to mind when we think of the Scrubs star.

Sources close to the pair tell us that newly single Braff is aggressively pursuing the recently divorced singer, and the two have been spending a lot of time together.

This past weekend, Jess and Zach shared a cabana together at Pink Elephant in the Hamptons, scene of the photog fiasco.

And, the two also spent last Thursday with each other, this time hitting up NYC's Bungalow 8, where things were innocent, but a spywitness tells us, "He was flirting with her hardcore. They were sitting beside each other in the same booth laughing and talking."

Jessica must want some humor in her life and all that, and it is time for her to start dating....but we'd rather do Dane Cook!

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Mandy>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Jessica...but I don't believe this for a second. I think Perez is getting his gossip via Perez Jr.

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Title: Bottoms Up (IMDb)
Starring: Paris HIlton
Released: 12th September 2006
SRP: $24.96

Further Details:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced the comedy Bottoms Up, which stars Paris Hilton and Jason Mewes. The disc will be available on the 12th of September and retail for right around $24.96. The film will be presented with an anamorphic widescreen transfer at the film's 1.85:1 aspect ratio and an English Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track with optional English subtitles. At this time no mention of any extras has been made, but we'll let you know if that changes. For now, we've attached our first look at the artwork below.

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FOOTIE WIVES PUT FASHION KNOW-HOW TO THE TEST



England's World Cup may be over, but there's no rest for the WAGS, as the players' partners have been dubbed by the media. Led by Coleen McLoughlin, the footballers' wives and girlfriends are to make their TV debut in a fashion face-off for charity.

Wayne Rooney's fiancée and her friends will compete to open their own boutiques, with whoever racks up the most profit declared the winner. The money they make during the show FW Boutique will go to worthy causes.

Liverpudlian Coleen - who impressed with her retail skills during England's stay in the German town of Baden-Baden - will run a store up north against rivals including George Best's ex-wife Alex.

Steven Gerrard's fiancée Alex Curran and Theo Walcott's love Melanie Slade have also been asked to come on board. Filming starts in August so the ladies can pick out stock from the treats on offer at Milan fashion week.

Meanwhile some of the other WAGS have also been busy. Victoria Beckham has been helping Ashley Cole's fiancée Cheryl Tweedy with preparations for her wedding on July 15.

Far from just concentrating on their men's ball control at the World Cup the two celebs were indulging in an age-old female passion - planning fairytale nuptials. "We didn't shut up - it was wedding this and wedding that," confides Cheryl. David Beckham's wife - who has Roberto Cavalli on speed dial - reportedly introduced her two friends, with the result that the Girls Aloud singer will walk down the aisle in one of the Italian maestro's £110,000 creations.

Source: hellomagazine.com
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FREE PRIVATE JESSE MCCARTNEY CONCERT

Don't miss!!! FREE PRIVATE JESSE MCCARTNEY CONCERT IN DC AREA!!!

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XM Satellite Radio, America's no. 1 satellite radio service (featuring 68
commercial free music channels), is assembling a small audience of friends
and fans of JESSE MCCARTNEY for an acoustic taping session with the artist
on the morning of July 12, 2006 at XM's Washington, DC broadcast
studios.


The seating for this special program is extremely limited and
approximately 40 people will be chosen on a "first-come, first-served"
basis determined by when their email is received at XM. If you are
interested and are 100% confident that you can be in Washington, DC on the
morning of July 12, 2006, please send an email complete with your full
name and contact information to live@xmradio.com. Do not reply to this
email.


Make sure to include "JESSE MCCARTNEY” in the subject line of your message
to live@xmradio.com or your email will not be considered.


If you wish to come with a guest - one other person only - please include
that person's name and contact information (email and cell phone nos. are
important in case there is a change in schedule) as well. If you are
selected to attend, you will receive an email with the exact time and
further instructions. Only people who have received this email will be put
on the guest list and will be able to attend.


Thank you and good luck!
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The Mummy 3

IGN FilmForce recently paid a visit to the Mexico set of Resident Evil: Extinction where, in-between talking about the third installment of the videogame-to-film franchise, actor Oded Fehr spoke about the possibility of The Mummy 3.

"The Mummy movies are what turned me into a working actor. I love them. I think they're great adventure, fun movies," Fehr began. "I would love to do another one, if they did one I'm in, but from what I know, I spoke to Stephen Sommers about six months ago or whatever. He called me and he said the writing – he's not involved in the writing process I don't think – they're writing one that is very different."

"That's a totally different time. Rachel [Weisz] and Brendan [Fraser] are in it, I think, but it's a totally different style. I think it takes place in a different place and I think they're the only ones they planned to come back. But I have no idea what's happened since. But I love The Mummy movies and would have done another one, of course. I feel like I owe The Mummy movies my career."

Source: http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/716/716373p1.html

I loved the first 2 and wouldn't mind seeing a 3rg honestly.
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Brokeback stars to join Academy



Brokeback Mountain stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal are among 120 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Others include the 12-year-old actress Dakota Fanning, German director Werner Herzog and country star Dolly Parton.

British actresses Hayley Mills, Rachel Weisz and Keira Knightley have also been extended membership invitations.

Academy president Sid Ganis said the Oscar-awarding body had become "more selective" since 2004.

He said that only the "most exceptionally qualified candidates" from each of the academy's 14 branches had been invited to join.

Eight of the 120 names won Oscars earlier this year, among them British short film-maker Martin McDonagh. An additional 39 were nominated for awards.

It is customary for nominees to be considered for membership, though an invitation to join is not automatic.

The list of prospective new members includes actors, directors, animators, cinematographers, producers and editors.

The Academy can fill vacancies resulting from death or retirement. But its overall membership must not grow by more than 30 people each year.

Source: BBC News

Dakota Fanning joining the academy? With 12-year-olds voting is it any wonder the Academy has come under so much scrutiny lately?

Elton John thinks England's soccer team sucks



Elton John has become the latest pop star to mock England's failed attempts to win the World Cup.

Sir Elton, who is a renowned football fan and a good friend of player David Beckham, has reacted angrily to England's exit from the competition.

Speaking after England were beaten by Portugal on Saturday, the pop legend told fans at a concert in Bournemouth that he thought the team were "a disgrace."

He said: "There has not been an outstanding player at this World Cup. I do not even want to talk about that f--king Sven Goran Abba-dabba. As always, the England fans have been fantastic. They have been let down by the team and let down by people earning £125,000 a week. It's a disgrace."


We all know he could do so much better, being in such athletic shape himself. And how much does he make a week?


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so today i was shopping at old navy in beverly hills across from the beverly center when i saw none other than mila kunis and macaulay culkin! i was just browsing and trying clothes on when i noticed they were shopping right next to me. mila is gorgeous. and i caught macaulay eyeing me and other customers AS we shopped. i didnt talk to them or anything... didnt want to bother them. they were cute together. picking out what looked good on each other, smiling, laughing... lovey dovey. i thought i'd share about my experience. nothing too special. but the employees at the old navy were annoying. asking them if they were famous or something and while they were leaving the store talking about home alone and that 70s show and all that. i sort of felt bad for the couple because they did look cute together.
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Alicia Keys Mentioned in Bob Dylan Song

Bob DylanLegendary rocker Bob Dylan has thrilled R&B singer Alicia Keys by name-checking her on his highly-anticipated new album.

Dylan, 65, references Keys, 26, on the title track of his latest disc Modern Times. The album is his first in five years and is released in August.

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MOSS EARNS EVEN MORE AFTER DRUGS SCANDAL


Model KATE MOSS' earnings have rocketed since her cocaine scandal last year (05) - despite the backlash which appeared to threaten her career at the time. The British supermodel was secretly filmed and exposed purportedly snorting cocaine in a west London recording studio with pals of then- boyfriend PETE DOHERTY and THE CLASH star MICK JONES.

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Prince William's girlfriend
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Movie Stills from new movie "Hollywoodland"

“Hollywoodland” is an exploration of fame and identity. The drama, inspired by one of Hollywood’s most infamous real-life mysteries, follows a 1950’s private detective who, investigating the mysterious death of “Superman” star George Reeves, uncovers unexpected connections to his own life as the case turns ever more personal. The torrid affair Reeves had with the wife of a studio executive might hold the key to the truth.

The movie stars: Adrian Brody, Diane Lane, Ben Affleck & Robin Tunney.

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The truth about the Paris/Nicole Feud

THE TRUTH BEHIND THE PARIS/NICOLE FEUD



There have been so many theories put out there trying to explain the fallout between Paris Hilton and former BFF Nicole Richie.

First, there was the 'Nicole Played Paris' Porno Tape at a Party' theory. I liked that one.

The came the 'Nicole Got Thin and Too Threatening to Paris' theory. That too was highly enjoyable.

Well, gossip guru Janet Charlton has come forth to set the record straight once and for all.

'For those who don't already know, what happened was, Paris invited her best friend Nicole to costar on HER new reality show The Simple Life a few years ago. The first season of the show was a hit and soon Nicole decided she wanted a raise. Instead of consulting Paris , she went straight to producers and asked for more money. Paris was OUTRAGED that her friend "went behind her back" and asked for the same salary as hers. After all it WAS Paris's show! She considered Nicole a traitor and tried to get her kicked off the show and replaced by her new best friend Kimberly Stewart. But producers felt Nicole was the funny one and she was essential to the show's success. That REALLY infuriated Paris. Their feud only made the show MORE popular. Interestingly enough, not long ago, Paris was seen walking out of Nicole's West Hollywood condo. A secret meeting?'

I knew it! The whole thing is a scam! Much like their "reality" show.

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I KNEW IT! and I'm sure all of you did too; but noting feels better than knowing for sure ^^
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Emmy.

Nominees await Emmy announcement

The nominations for the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced in a dawn ceremony in Los Angeles.

It is hoped less mainstream productions will be shortlisted following a rules shake-up earlier this year.

Under revised rules, the five nominees for comedy and drama series have been chosen by a panel of experts from 10 candidates picked by academy members.

Desperate Housewives, Everybody Loves Raymond and Lost were the big winners at last year's awards ceremony.

This year, however, newer shows like Grey's Anatomy and Rescue Me could figure this year beside regular nominees like The West Wing and The Sopranos.

My Name is Earl, Everybody Hates Chris and the US version of The Office are tipped to make the comedy series shortlist alongside previous winner Will and Grace, which ended this year after eight years.

Presented by chat show host Conan O'Brien, the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on 27 August.

An earlier ceremony recognising technical achievement and guest performers in TV series will be held on 19 August.

This year's nominations - which cover 94 categories in all - will be announced by former Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Garrett from the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.

Source: BBC News

As long as House and Hugh Laurie get some nods, I'm happy. :P
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Flames scorch Ozzy Osbourne's mansion

Flames scorched Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's English country mansion Thursday morning, the result of a faulty lamp, the fire service said.

Neither the couple nor their children, Amy, Jack and Kelly, were at the house in Jordans, 26 miles west of London, when the fire occurred, a family spokesman said. Paramedics treated a member of the household staff for smoke inhalation.

Kelly Osbourne, 22, had left shortly before the fire broke out.

The Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service responded after the family's alarm system alerted them, spokesman Fraser Pearson said.

"We were able to prevent the fire from spreading," Pearson said. "It was relatively small."

The blaze caused minor fire and smoke damage to the entrance hallway of the mansion.

Pearson said the fire service plans to try to meet with the Osbournes to advise them on fire safety, Pearson said.

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne had to flee the mansion last year when a fire broke out in their living room. In 2004, Ozzy Osbourne, who earned fame as a heavy metal rocker in the 1970s, unsuccessfully tackled a thief as he raided the house and stole a large amount of jewelry.

And in December 2003, Ozzy Osbourne broke his collarbone, several ribs and a neck vertebra in an all-terrain vehicle accident on the grounds of the estate.

source: yahoo music
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First photos from Curse Of The Golden Flower

Curse Of The Golden Flower is the next movie from Zhang Yimou, director of Hero, House Of Flying Daggers, Raise The Red Lantern, etc. It stars Chow Yun Fat, Gong Li, Jay Chou, and Liu Ye.

Monkey Peaches found the first set of photos from the film on Sina.com



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I'm so excited to see this movie. Yimou is one of the best, Gong Li is one of the best, and Chow Yun Fat IS the best.

The plot: "the volatile balance of power between the King (Chow Yun Fat) and the Queen (Gong Li) and his three sons, which entails betrayal, deceit and passion, pitting King against Queen and father against sons."

The movie will be distributed by Sony Pictures Classic in North America and Latin America. No release date has been announced yet.
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POTC 3 Casting Call

Thanks, Ex.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 3 OPEN CALL

Open Casting Call - Through 15 August 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean 3

PIRATES HOTLINE

818.725.2905

Sande Alessi Casting

13731 Ventura Blvd., Top Floor

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Nintendo of America sent President Bush an early baby boomer gift pack today. The bag of presidential goodies includes a DS Lite and a copy of Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day. Bush turns 60 tomorrow. I'd make some age/ intellect jokes, but the sheer number of possibilities have temporarily locked-up my snark muscle.

Lets just hope that Nintendo didn't put it in one of those electronics-festooned, trumpet flaring boxes. I'd hate to see a Secret Service bomb squad called out to explode such a nice piece of portable gaming.

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Robert Downey Jr. to write the 'highs and lows of his life and career'

NEW YORK (AP) - Robert Downey Jr., whose own life story at times has been gripping, intends to write his memoirs.

The 41-year-old actor has signed a deal with HarperEntertainment, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, the company announced Thursday. The book is set to be released in 2008. The publisher, which did not disclose the terms of pact, promised a "candid look at the highs and lows of his life and career."

"He has an intelligence which shines through all his performances, revealing his intellect as well as his acting abilities," Marjorie Braman, an executive with the publishing company, said Thursday.

"His dramatic personal life, often at odds with his career, adds a layer of complexity to who he is," Braman said.

Downey suffered from recurring drug and alcohol problems in the 1990s, prison time, court-ordered rehab and probation that ended in 2002.

Downey, whose TV and film credits include Chaplin, Ally McBeal, Good Night, and Good Luck, and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, stars as a drug user in the new movie A Scanner Darkly, which opens Friday.

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& nicky hilton totally stole my idea from 7 years ago :'(

Nicky Hilton grew up in the Waldorf Tower, so it’s only fitting that her next design venture is a chain of boutique hotels called Nicky O, the first of which is set to open in South Beach in November.

The 22-year-old clothing, accessories and jewelry designer, whose middle name is Olivia, has partnered with Chicago-based Falor Development Group to open five to six locations in major U.S. cities. The second location will be Chicago in early December.

“I am a fashionista, so I wanted to bring that element into hotels,” said Hilton, who has asked several of her designer friends to create suites. The first to sign on is Roberto Cavalli, who will design a 5,000-square-foot penthouse suite in the Miami property. “I can’t reveal the other names yet, but you know them. They all have stores on Rodeo Drive,” Hilton said, adding “ I met with Roberto about a year ago, and what strikes me about him is how excited he is about this. Right off the bat he had so many ideas.”

Apart from Cavalli’s gold-themed suite, which will mimic the look of his retail stores, the hotel will have a French Regency-meets-Old Hollywood style. Hilton will design everything from the lobby and guest rooms to the linens and matchboxes.

The 95-room hotel, created from two existing Ocean Drive hotels that have been renovated and combined, will also feature a second-floor pool, Italian and sushi restaurants, a lounge and a boutique. Rooms will average about $500 per night.

“I definitely want to stand out and be different, and I don’t feel that any hotels out there bring the fashion element into their design,” said Hilton, who will be in Miami this week to “try and convince them to let me change things” in the historical property. “That’s definitely been the most challenging part so far.”


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Keira admits filming has hit her love life



WELL shiver me timbers. Is Pirates star Keira Knightley about to make her lover Rupert Friend walk the plank?

We only ask because the couple, who have been together for six months, both admit that her heavy workload is scuppering their romance.

They barely spent any time together at the star-studded aftershow party for Pirates Of The Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest at East London's Billingsgate Market on Monday.

As 21-year-old Keira cosied up to co-star Orlando Bloom, knocking back Cottons Reggae rum punches, Rupert was moaning that she hardly spends any time with him these days.

 

Keira, whose previous relationship with Calvin Klein model Jamie Dornan ended because he couldn't handle her fame, confessed: "I know I've been like a workaholic and I really don't have time for much. I want to spend more time with my friends and family."

 

She added that she "definitely" had no plans to get married just yet. And when asked if she was going to take more time off to spend with Rupert, she replied: "I'm going to take time off because of myself mainly, not because of him. Let's see how things go there. I'm working on two new movies, that's what I'm concerned about now."

 

Not that Pride And Prejudice actor Rupert would call what she does "work". When we asked about Keira's performance in Pirates, he grunted: "It must have been a hard job kissing Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom. I'm sure she hated every minute of it!" Then he moaned to us: "She hardly ever comes home to me."

 

His mood can't have been helped by Keira - who looked stunning in a barely-there gold Gucci dress - declaring earlier on the red carpet that she "couldn't possibly choose who is the better kisser between Johnny and Orlando, they were both fab".

 

Ouch! She certainly knows how to give a man that sinking feeling...


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Paris Hilton Finds Some New Pets to Neglect



On July 5, Paris Hilton stopped by the Bird Kingdom & Pet Shop in Santa Monica, California, and purchased a parrot and kitten. Months from now, when she tires of the animals, she will discard them in the bathroom at Bungalow 8, issuing the following statement through publicist Eliot Mintz: “They know what they did.”


Source: Us Weekly - usmagazine.com

Crow Misses Armstrong; Armstrong Still Missing Ball

Sheryl Crow: 'I do think about Lance every day'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sheryl Crow says it was difficult to be apart from ex-fiance Lance Armstrong after she was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year.

"It was difficult, you know," Crow tells Vanity Fair magazine in its August issue. "I know he wanted to be there."

Crow and Armstrong announced their breakup in February. The 44-year-old rocker says the split was "devastating" for both of them.

"I do think about Lance every day," she says. "And I think about his kids every day."

When Crow learned she had cancer, she contacted the seven-time Tour de France champion, who was on a solo road trip from Lake Tahoe, California, to Oregon.

"When I got that news, I can't even describe it," says Armstrong, who is a survivor of testicular cancer. "It was the cruelest twist. ... I actually turned around to make the drive to L.A. We talked along the way and she said, 'You know, I just don't think that's a great idea."'

According to Armstrong, Crow told him she felt "it would be hard on her in trying to manage the breakup and the diagnosis. And I totally understood."

The singer, who underwent surgery in late February, denies speculation that Armstrong, who has three children from a previous marriage, didn't want to start another family.

"It would be easy to say this is all about my wanting to get married and have kids but it was never that simple," she says. "It was much deeper than that."

Says the 34-year-old Armstrong of their split: "We were at different points in our lives."

Crow says her romantic relationships never seem to lead to the altar.

"I think that if I wanted to be married I would be married by now," she says. "And, for whatever reason, I haven't done it. I've picked people who've helped me to not make that happen."

Crow will begin a tour with John Mayer on August 24 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Source: cnn.com

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I miss the old Sheryl Crow...

edit: the title is original, its my first post and i was being snarky with the title, and i still think its funny and my aunt has cancer
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