February 2nd, 2008

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The Spice backlash begins...

OMG! Is Mel C to blame!?

THE SPICE GIRLS have split up again – after MEL C told them she has had enough.

The band have now pulled plans to take their reunion tour to Australia, China, South Africa and Argentina - and will play their final gig in Canada later this month.

Mel C had been locked in talks with bandmates VICTORIA BECKHAM, GERI HALLIWELL, EMMA BUNTON and MEL B over the band’s future.

But Sporty Spice does not want to continue so the girls have decided to call it a day.

Last night a Spice source revealed: “Geri and Victoria have been loving the attention and adulation the tour has been bringing the girls in the UK and North America.

“Mel B has really enjoyed being on stage and performing again. And Emma has found it hard with a young son but was prepared to carried on.

“But Mel C is the one who always insisted the reunion should be only short-term. Now she wants to go back to doing her own thing.

“Because they couldn’t all agree the extra tour dates have been pulled. Touring has been harder on all the girls this time round. But all of them could have been persuaded to continue - apart from Mel C.”

The band yesterday announced their gig in Toronto on February 26 will be their last.

Their statement added: “Sadly the tour needs to come to an end by the end of February due to family and personal commitments for Emma, Geri, Mel B, Mel C and Victoria.

“It was announced in June that, as well as the Europe and North America dates, the girls planned to visit Australia, China, South Africa and Argentina.

"But due to the phenomenal demand for tickets in the UK and US, and the tour’s massive logistics, it was impossible to fit in everything.”

The Return Of The Spice Girls tour kicked off in Vancouver, Canada, on December 2 last year. It was the first time they had appeared as a five-piece since Geri left the band in 1998.

Dates were set for concerts in Cape Town, Buenos Aires, Beijing and Sydney this month.

But the tour schedule changed due to demand for extra London gigs and new dates were never set.

There were also questions about whether the girls could sell out all the cities.

The band said yesterday: “It’s been incredible being back together and seeing our fans again. Really sorry if we didn’t get to see you this time round.

“We have other commitments in our lives now. But who knows what will happen next?”

The band are making the most of their remaining tour time - Mel B celebrated a sell-out gig in Montreal, Canada, by DJ-ing at a local club.

But I think this is the last Spice world tour we will see - although I wouldn’t rule out another money-spinning stint in London or Las Vegas.

Anything longer term than that and they would have to be a four-piece - this time minus Mel C.

Source: The Sun
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Upcoming Dates for the Improv All-Stars with Drew Carey



Drew Carey and the Improv All-Stars
Thursday thru Sunday at the MGM Grand Hollywood Theater (Las Vegas, NV)
Reservations (800) 929-1111
Drew Carey
Ryan Stiles
Kathy Kinney
Greg Proops
Jeff Davis
Chip Esten
Sean Masterson
Julie Larson
Dr. Laura Hall
Good Times- See you there!

ETA: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are currently on tour together.
Wayne Brady is hosting "Don't Forget the Lyrics" and has a nightly show in Las Vegas.

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Tattoos and gold teeth: Is Mutya modelling herself on Amy Winehouse?

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With a tough-looking gold tooth, and skin-covering tattoos, ex-Sugababe Mutya Buena, appears to be channeling a similarly heavily tattooed singer - Amy Winehouse as she arrived at a nightclub in London last night.

Dark-haired Mutya, a former founding member of the Sugababes, showed off the striking similarities between herself and Amy as she revealed her heavily-tattooed leg at club Maya.

And just like Amy, she also has a tattoo - a thorn-covered rose - on her breast.

Mutya is infamously known as the bolshie, tough Sugababe, who gave the group their much-needed street cred. And clearly, her having a tattoo is not a major departure.

The mother-of-one appears to be cultivating the look favoured by Amy, with large sections of her skin covered with the body art.

And judging by the pictures she also seems to enjoy making a fashion statement with her bras, just like Amy who has been seen on several occasions in her favourite red bra - albeit not in the most lucid state on occasions.

Mutya has said she doesn't consider herself a great beauty. Admitting: "Sometimes I'm caught on bad days when my face is looking rough.

"I'm just short, you know? I'd like my legs stretched, but I'll have to accept it – I'm not going through that pain!"

The growing similarities between Amy and Mutya are not so unexpected as the pair share a record label and last year recorded a duet together.

Mutya and troubled Amy, who is currently receiving treatment for her drug addiction at a private hospital, did a remake of '60s classic 'Be My Baby'.

The pair gave it a hip-hop remix and re-named it 'B Boy Baby'.

A source said at the time: "Amy and Mutya have a lot in common and have talked about collaborating for a while.

"As label mates it's easy to sort that out and Amy's involvement will give (Mutya's career) a real head start."

However, let's hope that Mutya doesn't pick up some of the troublesome behaviour associated with fallen star Amy.

Earlier this week, she was seen leaving a London club after a heated argument with a fellow clubgoer.

Mutya has a two-year-old daughter Tahlia Maya. She famously quit the Sugababes in December 2005, when her baby was nine months old.

She was struggling to cope with the group's schedule after becoming a mother.

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Zac Efron Buys a Diamond Ring for Vanessa Hudgens



High School Musical heartthrob wants to show his commitment

Teen heartthrob Zac Efron has given his girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens a diamond ring.

The High School Musical star, 20, splashed out on the heart-shaped sparkler, designed by Paloma Picasso, to prove how committed he is to their relationship.

'It's adorable and age-appropriate for Vanessa,' a friend tells In Touch Weekly. 'It's from him, so she loves it.'

The pair have kept their blossoming romance out of the media spotlight since the release of High School Musical 2.

But last October Vanessa admitted that they were together. Her publicist confirmed that her new music video for Say OK was their official 'coming out' as a couple.

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Actress Kate Walsh, Scarlett Johanson, Will.I.A.M. and various other Celebs in "YES WE CAN VIDEO"

Actress Kate Walsh, Scarlett Johanson, Will.I.A.M. and various other Celebs in "YES WE CAN VIDEO"
(Scarlett Johansson sings in it)
Politically active celebs team up
 to create an inspirational video
called "YES WE CAN",
inspired by the infamous Barack Obama Speech.

Full Video Can be found over here:
DIPDIVE.COM

News Coverage Video (w/c includes sneak peak of the video)
below:




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I must admit the song is Catchy .. . . "Yes We Can . . . Yes We Can . . " I found myself singing along.

I'm a Dork I know.

Edited to ADD:
I added the FULL VIDEO from Youtube above. *points Up*

and apparently Scarlett Johansson sings in the video
so does a bunch of other people that I don't recognize

Common
Tatyana Ali
John Legend
will.i.am
Nicole S : One of the Pussy-Cat Dolls
Scarlett Johansen
Hill Harper
Kate Walsh
Herbie Hancock

Help me fill in the blanks!!!

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Torchwood Tops BBC2 Ratings



Captain Jack and friends top BBC2 ratings

Feb 1 2008 by David James, South Wales Echo

IT’S not just the aliens fleeing in terror.

Cardiff-set sci-fi series Torchwood has blasted its way straight to the top of BBC2’s ratings.

Despite some criticism of its fruitier storylines, newly-released official figures show the second series’ first episode recorded 1m more viewers than anything else on BBC 2 that week.

In its first week on the terrestrial channel, 4.2m people watched John Barrowman’s team of alien investigators see off a threat from Buffy star James Masters’ rogue time agent.

That figure does not include the 1.1m people who watched the child-friendly pre-watershed version and the 250,000 who saw the BBC3 repeat.

Insiders at BBC Wales’ Llandaff headquarters, where the show is produced, are pleased with the figures and are already turning their minds to consider a third series.

A source said: “The average for the slot on BBC2 is 2.8 million. Heroes averaged 2.3m so it’s doing incredibly well.”

The show has won positive reviews, with one national newspaper describing it as “significantly sharper than its prime-time BBC1 cousin, Doctor Who”.

The reviewer said: “That’s the brilliant thing about Torchwood: everyday Cardiff hums alongside psychotic blowfish and time loops. In between the dizzying action, there are gorgeous shots of its orange street-lit arteries.”

Overnight figures for episodes two and three show the adult-themed sci-fi drama is holding on to its 14 per cent audience share pulling in 3.4m and 3.2m viewers before the number of people who record it to watch later are added.

In the USA, where Torchwood was BBC America’s biggest show, reviewers have praised the show with one saying:

“It’s sci-fi for grown ups, a rare treat.”

david.james@mediawales.co.uk


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Somehow it all ties to Britney.

Who was spotted in Los Angeles this past weekend at Beauty Revolution (a convention for hair, skin, and salon professionals)...


...wearing a hoodie featuring mugshots of several celebrities?






Hint: He wrote a song that Britney Spears made a music video for (which includes scenes of a wedding reception, featuring K-Fed).



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A TRICKSTER who posed as tragic star HEATH LEDGER’s dad to scam TOM CRUISE and JOHN TRAVOLTA has been traced — to SCARBOROUGH.

The sicko phoned the Hollywood A-listers’ private US numbers pretending to be grieving Kim Ledger, whose actor son died suddenly last month.

He talked Mission Impossible star Tom, 45, into consoling him just hours after 28-year-old Heath’s death was announced.

Then he asked Travolta, 53, to buy him a plane ticket to New York from Australia.

But the Pulp Fiction star smelled a rat and called in detectives.

US police sources said two numbers - a landline and mobile - had been tracked down to a dingy block of bedsit flats in the Yorkshire seaside resort.

The mobile was said to be registered to a 35-year-old local man.

A police source said yesterday: “How would a nobody in that flat have the numbers of two of the world’s biggest film stars?

“Investigators are also asking what was his motive. It’s bizarre.

“All roads currently lead to this man. And he may soon get a knock at his door.”

New York cops are leading the inquiry but North Yorkshire detectives may be drafted in.

Brokeback Mountain star Ledger was found dead in his Big Apple apartment on January 22, surrounded by packets of prescription pills. Cause of death has yet to be established.

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ShahRukh Khan going to Berlin Film Festival!

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It is old news that Farah Khan's Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer, 'Om Shanti Om', has been selected for the Berlinale Special at the Berlin Film Festival 2008. The film will be premiered in Germany at Kino Internazionale on 8th February 2008.
It has now come to light that Shah Rukh Khan will be attending the premiere. As per sources, EROS International, which holds the world rights of the film, will release it theatrically in Germany soon after the Berlin Film Festival.


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Why this is a big deal - Indian cinema seems to only get international press when it's 'scandalous' (like Deepa Mehta's "Fire). This movie is the best performing Bollywood movie (internationally) since 2000. It's amazing and the soundtrack is kickin'. I'm glad Berlin is showing it at their filmfest.
For those who DON'T know:
ShahRukh Khan
Om Shanti Om

Berliner ONTDer's (if you exist) - go there and get a pic with a sign!
Also, I totally want to post more Bolly news - is there interest?
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Britney Spears Was On Wrong Medication…Now Detoxing



The good folks over at UCLA are detoxing Britney Spears to rid her system of all the incorrect meds she’s been taking. The doctors say she had been misdiagnosed with ADD and been prescribed Adderall, which is the equivalent to taking amphetamines. Page Six reports: Detox is especially helpful in cases where the patient may have been misdiagnosed and administered medication that might have exacerbated or altered the person’s symptoms. So in laymen’s terms, Britney’s ADD med was making her a raving lunatic.
We are still unsure why she was taking so many laxatives a day, but that’s another issue all together.

"You have lots of people who have manic symptoms of bipolar disorder wrongly diagnosed with attention deficit disorder,” says Dr. Ablow, author of Living the Truth. “But if you put those people on stimulant medication, you can make them worse by driving them into the highest highs of their disorder.”

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Giving it out for free...

For the 5 of you that care.
So I guess Ashlee Simpson is doing a club tour right now. She was in a bridge & tunnel filled club in SF last night called Fluid. She sang LOVE, Outta My Head, and Boys.
I went because as long as you were there before 1030 it was free. These aren't my pics obviously. (my short stature + short stage + a crowd = no good) Oh and no Wentz sighting for me.
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BRITNEY BEING PREPPED FOR RELEASE TONIGHT

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UCLA Medical Center appears to be preparing for Britney's possible release tonight.

Just after midnight tonight will mark the end of the 72-hour initial hold period of the 5150 hold Britney has been under. So what will happen next?

The Medical Center security has been beefed up since yesterday -- there are guards at the entrance to the building and the paparazzi have been forced out of the parking area.

Doctors were expected to evaluate Britney's condition today and to begin to formulate their recommendation to the court as to whether her 5150 hold should be extended or whether Britney should be given the right to make her own decision as to her treatment -- meaning she could choose to leave the hospital and NOT be treated.

What will happen tonight? Stay tuned to X17online ...

http://x17online.com/
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CoCo is one classy lady.

Fuck Princess Diana, Grace Kelly, and Audrey Hepburn, CoCo, Ice-T's wife, is the classiest woman to ever walk the earth! She is the epitome of what a woman should be: intelligent, tasteful, not afraid to work her natural beauty and charm.

Here are some scans from her OFFICIAL MAGAZINE! I picked out the best and most elegant ones. The rest can be found at the source, because I know you can't get enough of this gorgeous princess. Oh, and CoCo gives marriage advice, too! She's so wise.

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Paparazzi as an Art Form?



Could Paparazzi shots be considered art?

"Seyhoun Gallery
9007 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 858-5984

Fine Art Paparazzi Photographs

Featuring the works of Henry Flores, Brad Elterman,
Mr. Nunez, Zavar ‘Picasso’ Manokian,
Marcos & Hector Vasquez and Justin Campbell

February 16-21, 2008

Opening Reception Saturday, February 16, 2008
6- 9 PM

Gallery Hours Tuesday- Saturday 12- 5PM
And by Appointment

For more information please contact gallery@buzzfoto.com

Fine art printing provided by Media Street, Deer Park, New York.
Framing: Universal Framing, Venice, CA
Paris Hilton cover photograph by Mr. Nunez/BuzzFoto.com"

http://www.buzzfoto.com/?page_id=2006
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Here are some shots TMZ things might be art that I sort of can agree with

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Kumi Koda comment goes "rotten," suspended for month



Pop star Koda Kumi has found herself in trouble after making a careless remark on a radio show earlier this week. As a result, Koda will be putting all of her activities on hold for the time being.

The comment came on Tuesday night while Koda was hosting "All Night Nippon." The topic of her manager's marriage came up, and Koda was asked about when her manager was planning to have children. She made a seemingly light-hearted reply that "when women turn 35, their amniotic fluid goes rotten, so I'd like them to have a child by 35."

The inaccurate statement sparked a lot of criticism among listeners, particularly on the internet. Koda issued a public apology on Friday through the websites of Nippon Broadcasting System and Avex, but the damage had already been done. Cosmetics firm KOSE has temporarily removed her presence from its Visee site, and promotional events for her new album "Kingdom" have all been canceled. Koda was also scheduled to appear on a Tokyo FM show on Saturday, but she has been replaced by fellow Avex artist Ami Suzuki.

However, some of her television appearances will go on as planned, such as the already-recorded "Koi no Kara Sawagi" on Saturday and "Tetsuko no Heya" on Thursday.

According to Avex, the length of Koda's self-suspension has not yet been decided but is expected to last until the end of this month. Koda has a national tour scheduled to start in April, so she hopes to resume activities in time for rehearsals in mid-March.


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Celebrity Autobiography - comics read celeb bios aloud

I figured for those of you who like to skewer celebrities, this might be interesting.

"Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words" is a stage show in which vapid celebrity biographies are read aloud by various comics.

Rachel Dratch, Kristen Wiig, and Jason Sudeikis will be in the Feb 4 Monday show. According to TheaterMania.com, Matthew Broderick will appear in one of the shows as a reader. Kristen read aloud from Touch Me: The Poems of Suzanne Somers last Monday. The cast rotates each performance.

Clips from a Bravo performance

Official site

7:30 Mondays @ NYC's The Triad

* I am an idiot and didn't put the place/time/date.
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First look at Woody Allen's 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'



Woody Allen is still going strong and currently finishing his 41st feature film entitled Vicky Cristina Barcelona. The impressive cast includes Javier Bardem, Patricia Clarkson, Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz, Kevin Dunn, Rebecca Hall, and Chris Messina. Set in Barcelona, Spain, the film is romantic comedy about a love triangle. The Weinstein Company just picked up the film for release sometime this year, given Woody is currently in post-production. Check out the very first photos of Johansson, Hall, and Cruz from the film.



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~Trouble in paradise~

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IT looks like "I Love New York" bimbo Tiffany Pollard, nicknamed "New York" on the reality show, still hasn't found her Prince Charming. She and her latest suitor, Taylor Made (real name: George Weisgerber), fought publicly all night at the opening of new 27th Street lounge Suzie Wong's. After she pointed her finger in his face and yelled at him in front of Shanna Moakler, Simon Rex and Bethenny Frankel inside the club, the duo continued squabbling outside, where Weisgerber head-butted Pollard in the face. "She flipped out," said our spy.


lmfao @ the head-butting. oh how i wish i was there to see that

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Kirstin Dunst having a Breakdown

Is Kirsten Dunst the next celeb headed to the UCLA Mental Ward? The New York Post is reporting that Dunst is knocking of the door of a breakdown.

Kirsten Dunst’s strange ways have tongues wagging that she’s “on the verge of a breakdown.” The starlet came late, left early, and “acted erratic” during a recent event at Sundance, according to insiders. The source added that friends of the actress made apologies on her behalf, saying, “Kirsten is not in a good place right now.”

Dunst’s heavy drug use is no big secret to Hollywood insiders. Hopefully she can get her house in order before it gets to the step of being committed.

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Britney's been robbed, y'all

The Los Angeles Police Department were called to the Beverly Hills home of Britney Spears Friday after her parents discovered valuable possessions belonging to the singer were missing, a source close to the singer tells Usmagazine.com.

After Spears' father Jamie won legal control over his daughter at an emergency hearing Friday, he and ex-wife Lynne returned to the house "shocked" to find valuable items of their daughter's "had been stolen," the source says.
They called police and filed a report.

Spears' parents believe that items were taken after their daughter was taken to the UCLA Medical Center early Thursday morning.
Los Angeles Police officer Alex Martinez confirmed to Us that police had responded to a call at Spears' house, but did not know what had transpired.

"The report is being processed through our system," he said. "We do not have access to it."

At Friday's hearing, Jamie won temporary legal control over his daughter. He also has full control of her residence and can legally remove anyone who is staying there until the next hearing, on Monday.

A 21-day civil harassment restraining order was also granted against Sam Lutfi, who has been accusing Jamie and Lynne of poor parenting.

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Who do you think did it?  Sam or Adnan?
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Blonde or Brunette?

From Avril to Winehouse, we take a look at 15 stars who have gone both ways



Pink: First the M!ssundaztood one was pink (apropos!) then we have the platinum blonde and brunette options. We don't have an issue with the brown so much as the fact that the cut looks like a wee little gardener laid sod on her head then went all DUI with his lawnmower.



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Fuckface Hilton Kicks Off Super Bowl Parties



With the stars descending upon the desert in preparation of the big game, Paris Hilton kicked off four days of celebrity-filled Super Bowl parties last night in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The hotel heiress was hosting 944 Magazine’s 6th Anniversary Party, attended by guests ranging from Terrell Owens and Dennis Rodman to Sanjaya Malakar and Brody Jenner.

According to press on the scene, “Hilton strutted her stuff in front of the ever-obliging paparazzi as part of the sprawling 944 Super Village, a blocks-long entertainment complex sponsored by the Phoenix entertainment magazine.”

Besides Hilton’s festivities, clubgoers were also treated to a 50 Cent and Vitaminergy hosted Naked Ping Pong Celebrity tournament just down the street!


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BREAKING NEWS: Days of Our Lives writers fired.

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Soap Opera Network Exclusive!

Soap Opera Network has just learned of a huge writers shake up at “Days Of Our Lives.” According to sources, the following writers have been fired and will not return to the show after the strike ends: Head Writer: Hogan Sheffer; Associate Head Writers: Tom Casiello, Frederick Johnson, Meg Kelly, Gordon Rayfield, Judy Tate; Script Writers: Judith Donato, Renee Godelia; Script Editor: Richard Backus. The status of the other Script Writers: Bettina F. Bradbury, Cydney Kelley, and Jodie Scholz is unclear at the moment.

 

celebs support good causes




The image above is linked to where you can purchase the T-shirts. (They may also be available from other retailers. I'm not quite sure.) The organization's official website is http://www.whateverittakes.org, where you can learn more about its mission and practices and buy merchandise designed by people such as Giorgio Armani, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Samuel L. Jackson, Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, and many more.

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EXCLUSIVE! TORI'S BABY BUMP



There's no more hiding it: Tori Spelling shows off her growing baby bump during a walk with husband Dean McDermott in Santa Barbara on Friday. No word yet on a due date for the happy couple, who are already parents to son, Liam, who turns 1 on March 13.

Credit: Martin Lewis/ Startraks
Published Sat 2/2/09 @ 2:15 EST
Source: http://www.people.com more specifically...
http://www.people.com/people/gallery/0,,20175572,00.html

I just heard she was pregnant the other day ... but damn she did a good job of hiding that bump! Now all we need to Angelina and Brad to address their rumors.
PS - What's gonna happen with that diet thing she's been doing commericals for??

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Gerard Butler & Katherine Heigl 'Get Ugly'



You tell me: Does this just-announced, high-wattage romantic comedy The Ugly Truth sound, instead, like a rejected sitcom idea?

Here's the scene: A cute but chauvinistic on-air TV stud (Gerard Butler) enlists his perfect-but-somehow-still-single producer (Katherine Heigl) to jump through hoops in the real dating world, thus hopefully proving all his theories about love are right on. (P.S.: Do ya think they maybe, like, are meant for each other? I know. I'm crazy.)

The most baffling aspect of the Truth news, reported in today's Variety, is that it comes from the team that brought us Legally Blonde, an actual smart and fun comedy. It saddens me to think of the minds behind that brilliant movie coming together and emerging with a setup that involves a TV news segment.

Katherine and Gerard: You have appeared in true hit movies. People like to go to the movies and watch you wear bridesmaid dresses and scream in togas and stuff. You owe us more than The Ugly Truth.

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Exclusive: Brian Austin Green Disses Megan Fox



At approximately 2:00pm at Daily grill in Studio City 90210 ex-star Brian Austin Green was dining with a male friend on the patio.

Our sources, who were seated at the next table, overheard an emotional Green ranting for over a hour about his troubled relationship with actress Megan Fox, who rocketed to stardom after last year's mega-hit blockbuster movie Transformers.

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Source with pictures of Brian from that lunch.

Update:

Megan's rep thought it best to not comment on this whole thing, and Brian's rep never responded to our call. So we went to the next best thing... Brian's personal trainer. He dismissed the story and insisted the couple are happy. He told PageSix.com, "They are still very much together."

The 90210 alum and the Transformers star were spotted together at the PilatesStick launch party in Beverly Hills last weekend and seemed happy as could be as they perused workout equipment.

There's a good chance Brian was just venting about his relationship — who hasn't — but we're keeping a close eye on these two.

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Mika makes Amy a kosher offer



MIKA has revealed that he wants to collaborate with AMY WINEHOUSE on a Jewish album.
Beirut-born Mika’s mother is Lebanese, and having learned that Amy was planning an album of Christmas and Hanukkah songs, he is keen to get involved to “make a statement”.

The flamboyant singer revealed: “I heard Amy will be recording an album of Jewish music once she gets well and I’d like to make a contribution to it.

“I really like her music. Think about this - me, a part-Lebanese artist working on a Jewish album. I think that’s a nice statement. I’d like to make a statement some day.”

Israel and Lebanon have had years of violent conflict.

I’m not sure Mika singing about Big Girls or Lollipops is going to help matters, but I like his sentiment. The Sun revealed last week that Wino was pushed into rehab by tough words from Universal boss LUCIAN GRAINGE. Now Grainge has revealed: “I wanted to do it six months ago but we had to get agreement on a strategy from the family and psychiatrists.”

He also has a “plan B” if Amy blows this chance.

Finally, some tough talking.

Source: The Sun
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new house m.d. clip from unaired episode with mira sorvino.



When Dr. Cate Milton (guest star Mira Sorvino), a psychiatrist trapped at the South Pole and the research station's only doctor, becomes ill in the middle of her assignment, she and Dr. House are thrust into a long-distance relationship of sorts. Unable to get Cate out or any additional medical supplies to the South Pole station, House and his team must resort to treating her via webcam. House and his team walk the doctor through a series of makeshift and painful diagnostic tests she must perform on herself. Cate pushes back at House's every recommendation, and is unwilling to risk valuable station medical supplies until he can provide valid proof for his diagnoses each step of the way. While House and his team helplessly watch her condition worsen, House's usually icy demeanor surprisingly softens as he searches for ways to save her life. Meanwhile, House does some detective work of his own and is surprised to learn who Wilson has been dating in the "Frozen" episode of HOUSE airing Sunday, Feb. 3 (10:15-11:15 PM ET/7:15-8:15 PM PT) on FOX. (HOU-411) (TV-14 D, L)


it's a special episode and it's on right after the superbowl. you have NO excuse to miss it. god...i love me some house.

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FINAL DESTINATION 4: OPENING DISASTER REVEALED!

Attention all those who've been waiting years for this (like I have)!

The opening disaster of the next Final Destination film, which will be shot on 3D, has been confirmed! And IMO, It should be decent, if done right. I just think they should drop the 3D.

FINAL DESTINATION producer Craig Perry confirms that the opening disaster in New Line Cinema's HD 3-D sequel will in fact be during a high-speed race car crash where an object will fly into the stands killing (or just missing) some of the audience members!

In addition, he tells is that that the high-def 3-D technology they're using is the exact same system as the one James Cameron is using for AVATAR. He explains that they're going to be very careful about how they use the 3-D in the film. "Having something pop out at the audience every four minutes gets boring," he explains. He wants to use the 3-D to add depth and drama to the film, which if done like MONSTER HOUSE can really add to the experience of the film.




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Dan Bejar's other band is his girlfriend



Dan Bejar makes fantastic electric pop with The New Pornographers (youtubed), and he makes various quiet but unsettling noises solo as Destroyer (youtubed), and he's also in something called Swan Lake that I've never actually heard.

Well, turns out he's got yet another band, which he is also fucking: he and Sydney Vermont, singer, flutist, and bedmate, have created Hello, Blue Roses. Since the two released their eponymous theme song online a while back, crazed hipsters throughout the metropolitan Vancouver area have been asking themselves, why not an album? In an interview with EXCLAIM, they explain why they're such a couple of god damned indie slackers:

EXCLAIM: So it took you two years to write this album?
Sydney Vermont: Yeah, we were both doing a lot of other things. We weren’t even sure that we were going to do an album. A friend asked us to play a show and I think we had six songs or something and it kind of remained at six songs for a long time. When we went to Spain last year, we had a lot of time to just work on stuff...

EXCLAIM: The theme of the album could be construed as love ... Was this intentional?
Dan Bejar: No, other people have mentioned that the album has a joyous vibe, ... upbeat and sunshiny ... I see darker things in the songs.

So there you have it. They're lazy, and their love is full of darkness! Buy their album today! Or, just listen to the free download of the song "Shadow Falls", which is awfully pretty!

Bejar also has a solo Destroyer album coming out on March 18, Trouble in Dreams, and he will be touring to support it later this spring. Hello Blue Roses seem disinclined to take their double act on the road, but if you are in Brooklyn you can catch the lovers at a late-for-Valentines show on February 16 at Glasslands.

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17 Again Set



  The owners over at zefron.com were given the unbelievable opportunity to fly to Los Angeles, California and visit the set of Zac's new New Line Cinema film 17 Again. If you're interested in reading about their experience with him continue reading.

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melissa george was at the nicole miller fashion show, and looked amazing as she always is.



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I know this will only get like...5 comments, but melissa george is probably my absolute most favorite celebrity ever. I love her teeth, I love her gums and I love her eyebrows, no matter what color they are.

And I know some people hate her because of her character on Alias...but seriously, you're all delusional if you think her character was her fault. Also, Sydney and Vaughn aren't real people, so get over it. thanks.
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Is it over?

Writers, studios said to be moving closer to deal


Hollywood's striking writers and major studios have resolved theirkey differences in contract negotiations, moving them closer toward a final agreement that would end a 3-month-old walkout. After two weeks of talks, the parties Friday bridged the gap on the central issues surrounding how much writers should be paid for work that is distributed via the Internet, said three people close to the talks who asked not to be identified because the negotiations are confidential.

A final contract could be presented to the Writers Guild of America's board by late next week, the people said.

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Hilary Duff wants to move on from 'Dignity'

With the release of her new album, Hilary Duff explains why her ambitions for this stage of her career can be summed up by its title, Dignity.

The headline was any singer's nightmare: "Hilary Duff caught lip-synching."

Gossip website perezhilton.com made the claim earlier this month, the "proof" being a link to a grainy YouTube clip of Duff on stage in Mexico visibly singing despite nothing coming out of the microphone.

A few seconds later she sings again and this time the crowd can hear what sounds very much like live vocals.

Duff is quick to defend herself.

"It sucks," she says. "So many people have been caught lip-synching. Sometimes that's just how people do it. Whatever. That's not the way I like to do things. It's not like I dance for my entire show, so there's no reason I'd have an excuse to not sing. People should know I don't lip-synch. It's embarrassing. No one understands the technical side of it."

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James Gandolfini joins Marvin Gaye biopic



James Gandolfini is joining Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order) in the indie feature Sexual Healing, a Marvin Gaye biopic that chronicles the final years of the singer's life. Lauren Goodman (A Last Goodbye) is directing from a screenplay she wrote based loosely on Steven Turner's book Trouble Man. The story covers Gaye's separation from Motown to his self-imposed exile in Europe. Gandolfini will play Freddy Cousaert, the promoter who was with the singer during the recording of his biggest-selling album, Midnight Love. Gandolfini is also producing with his Attaboy Films partner Alexandra Ryan. Shooting is set to begin April 15. Gandolfini is currently shooting Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna, a World War II drama focusing on four African American soldiers in the 92nd Infantry Division.

Honestly, I don't care about James, but Jesse as Marvin Gaye is the most inspired bit of casting I've ever heard of. I'd hit it. A lot.

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McPhee is married


According to a source close to singer Katharine McPhee, the 23-year-old American Idol runner-up was married to her boyfriend, actor Nick Cokas in a ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday.

In September, OK! was the first to reveal that Kat and Nick, who 19 years older than his new bride, were engaged. And only a few weeks ago, the singer confessed to OK! that she was desperately trying to get in shape for the wedding.

"I do 20 to 30 minutes of cardio three times a week if I’m lucky, four times if I’m really lucky," Katherine told OK!'s Red Carpet Confidential blog. "I just started doing lunges with dumbbells, and I just started doing shoulder stuff, arm stuff, back stuff.”
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More Pics of Mum-To-Be Jennifer Lopez shopping in Long Island

Greenvale, NY - 01/31/08 - Jennifer Lopez does some last minute shopping for some `comfortable shoes for the next few weeks.` She was overheard telling the sales people at the trendy store Scoop, that she needs comfy shoes as her feet have swelled up. Not only did she buy over 6 pair of Tory Birch shoes, but a Turquoise bikini. I guess it is a motivational tool to lose the baby weight. She was in great spirits saying hi to at least 3 little girls in the store excited to see her. After about a half hour in the store with her sister, she handed the bags to her security guy and covered up her belly when she spotted us. We yelled good luck you look great and she said thank you. Our spies at North Shore University Hospital have told us she has had three rooms on hold for the past two nights and expects to go in after midnight tonight. The nurse was afraid to tell us more because she said the nurses had to sign a confidentiality agreement.



she looks cute (love the leggings/flats combo) but its hard to make-out how big she is.

i think the 'she bought 6 pairs of shoes after complaining of swelling' commentry was lies though, since those bags are from the kids section.

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The heiress was up to her usual late night ways last evening, as she jetted from Scottsdale, Arizona back to Los Angeles in time to hit the party scene.

Earlier on Friday, Paris Hilton kept herself busy with the festivities surrounding the Super Bowl - opting to attend The Tables Charity Poker Tournament held at the 944 Super Village, among numerous other promotional events.

After getting her fill of press in, Miss Hilton jetted back home and prettied up before heading out to Villa Lounge for a little club action.

At around 2 am, Hilton and recent BFF Brittny Gastineau headed over to rehab alum Lindsay Lohan’s house for a private after-party. Obviously not digging the vibe, Paris and her gal pal bailed, heading out in hopes of finding something a little more suitable to their style.

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lol as I was making this post, my 7 year old sister came along pointed to the pic of paris and said "is that a doll? she looks so fake"

European (mainly Swedish) pop news

The pop trio Alcazar are back with a new member and after Andreas (the lead singer) revealed late last year that he was HIV positive. The site Dontstopthepop reports the new single "We Keep On Rockin" will be out next month and is a return to their disco kitch origins.



Meanwhile Robyn (Also of Sweden) is touring the US and has teamed up with Snoop Dog on a very special remix of Sexual Eruption. (You can hear it here). She is expected to be really big this year in the US. She appeared on the backing vocals for Britney's Pieces of Me and wrote for Britney/Jordin Sparks. She also teamed up with the next big female Swedish singer that could be huge come 2009: Lyyke Li! Check out the STRANGE collaboration between the two singers in the link here. Its very odd!

Kylie's WOW video got pulled in the UK despite receiving heavy promotion from online sites. OfCOM (BRITAINS MEDIA WATCHDOG) said the video breached a number of rules regarding epilepsy. ContactMusic stated:

Kylie's latest offering was due to receive its TV premiere on Channel 4 on Wednesday but it was ruled that the strobe lighting effects were not within regulation guidelines.

Earlier this week the video was leaked on the internet showing the singer dancing in a futuristic nightclub.

This is just another set-back for EMI and Kylie whose X album project has failed to stay in the UK charts-a territory for which Kylie usually sells buckets. The entire debacle is documented by the brilliant site ChartRigger. Wow is also slated to be the US single!

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L.A. ponders law to rein in paparazzi

A Los Angeles city councillor is proposing a local bylaw that would impose a buffer zone between celebrities and the paparazzi.
Coun. Dennis Zine said Friday he wants a law that would create a "personal safety zone" between photographers and celebrities in the city.
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Source:  http://www.cbc.ca/arts/media/story/2008/02/02/paparazzi-law.html
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Depp film to shoot in Richland Center; Baraboo holds out hope

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A Richland Center bank has been selected for the filming of a robbery scene in the gangster flick "Public Enemies," according to a newspaper report.

M&I Bank in Richland Center, which was built in the 1920s and features chandeliers and marble floors, is one of four banks to be robbed on camera, the Richland Observer reported. The other three have yet to be determined.

Scouts visited the Wells Fargo and Baraboo National banks in Baraboo a month ago, but seem to be broadening their search, visiting communities across Wisconsin, Illinois and parts of Indiana. Universal Pictures location scout Adam Boor told the Observer the studio has verbally committed to shooting in Richland Center, but no contract has been signed. The only other Wisconsin site Mann has chosen is the Little Bohemia Lodge in Manitowish Waters, the scene of the John Dillinger gang's 1934 shootout with federal agents.

"That means that we're still in the running," said Gene Dalhoff, executive director of the Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce. "That's better than the alternative."

The film is set to star Johnny Depp as Dillinger and Christian Bale as the FBI agent who hunted him down. Filming reportedly will begin in Chicago. The Observer reports filming in Richland Center is scheduled for one day in early March.

While scouts choose locations for filming, others on Mann's team will conduct a casting call for Depression-era vehicles to appear in the movie. Filmmakers want people with antique cars, trucks and buses from 1930 to 1935 to bring them, or pictures of them, to Milwaukee's Miller Park on Sunday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. About 45 people turned out for a recent vehicle call in Madison, although nearly all just brought pictures of their vehicles because of road conditions.

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Kinda freaked when I heard about this. 'Cause I kinda live there, and it's pretty tiny.
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THE DEAD REUNITE TO SUPPORT OBAMA



! JUST ANNOUNCED !

DEADHEADS FOR OBAMA
featuring
BOB WEIR, MICKEY HART, PHIL LESH , & FRIENDS

The Warfield Theatre
Monday, February 4th, 2008
Doors 6:00 PM/ Show 7:30PM

Tickets are $35.00 general admission (main floor)
and $35.00 reserved seating (balcony) plus applicable service charges
All ages are welcome to attend this event.

Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.com ONLY.
This is a Will Call only event.

Grateful Dead Members to Reunite for Barack Obama

Members of the Grateful Dead will host a get out the vote
concert in support of Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama on
Monday, February 4th at The Warfield Theatre in San Francisco.

Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir, joined by Jackie Greene, John Molo, and
Steve Molitz, will play a show together in support of Barack Obama.

The video website Iclips will be producing a live simulcast streamed via the
Internet on www.iclips.net at approximately 7:30 PM PST.

This will mark the first time that the members of the legendary band have
performed together since 2004. They have agreed to reunite for this
one-time-only event in order to lend support to Senator Obama leading into the
crucial "Super-Tuesday" series of primaries held on Tuesday, February 5th.


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Lil Wayne: New Album 'Will Stick With You Forever'

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Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" has been delayed numerous times in the past six months, but in his first interview since his recent arrest on felony drugs and weapons charges in Arizona, the rapper promises the new album will be worth the wait.

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bug porn saturday

Isabella Rossellini Does 'Green Porno'

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Green Porno is a series of very short films conceived, written, co-directed by and featuring Isabella Rossellini about the sex life of bugs, insects and various creatures. The films are a comical but insightful study of the curious ways certain bugs “make love”. “Green” echoes the ecological movement of today and our interest in nature, and “Porno” alludes to the racy ways bugs, insects and other creatures have sex, if human, these acts would not be allowed to be screened or air on television, considered instead as most filthy and obscene.

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New recruits sign on for 'Orson Welles'

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Claire Danes, Eddie Marsan, Leo Bill and Imogen Poots have joined the cast of Richard Linklater's "Me and Orson Welles," an adaptation of the period coming-of-age novel by Robert Kaplow.

They join Zac Efron and Ben Chaplin in the cast for the 1937-set movie, which centers on a high school student (Efron) who, while strolling the streets of New York, happens upon the yet-to-open Mercury Theatre and is noticed by its mercurial founder, Orson Welles.

He lands a bit part in "Julius Caesar," the production that catapulted Welles to the top, and spends the next week learning about life and love.

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Grim walk: Versace Murder Tour offered

A tour operator’s latest venture, a tour of the Versace murder site, explores one of the most popular stops for South Beach visitors

Fri, Feb. 01, 2008
By TANIA VALDEMORO
tvaldemoro@MiamiHerald.com

It has become a ritual in South Beach. Tourists plant themselves -- if only for a moment -- in front of Casa Casuarina, Gianni Versace's former Mediterranean palazzo, and snap a photo.

It may be just another ''been there, done that'' moment, but tour operator Diego Caiola believes people are looking for more.

That's why he is launching the Versace Murder Tour, a two-hour walking tour of South Beach devoted to the life -- and murder -- of Versace, the renowned fashion designer who was gunned down outside his Ocean Drive mansion by Andrew Cunanan on July 15, 1997. Cunanan, a spree killer who only weeks before was put on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List, killed himself eight days later.

''People stop at the Versace steps and take pictures. But, they don't always know the history or what happened,'' Caiola says.

The new tour begins across the street from News Café, the designer's regular hangout at Eighth Street and Ocean Drive, and ends at the 13th Street garage on Collins Avenue. Cunanan went to the garage to drive away in a stolen Chevy truck after the murder but ditched that plan when he heard sirens.

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Keisha Buchanan met boyfriend through Leona Lewis

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Sugababe Keisha Buchanan owes Leona Lewis a big hug. It was the X Factor winner who introduced her to Dean, the love of her life.

And this isn't just any old celebrity showmance - there's talk of wedding bells.

Blushing Keisha told us: "He is the one. He is absolutely lovely.

"I met him through Leona. Her boyfriend Lou Al-Chama and him auditioned to be in a band together a while ago and they've been friends ever since. We even joined them on holiday over Christmas, it was lovely."

Keish's mum is getting swept away on the tide of romance, too. "My mum has already bagged the Sugababes' makeup artist for my wedding," says the 23-year-old, who's performing with the girls at the Isle of Wight Festival in June.

"And she hasn't even met him yet."

Well, he must be looking forward to that.

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Z-list post along with a lil zac efron and Lilo

awhile back i posted on here about the show GREEK. i guess someone saw the post and they sent me a message which i just read and they happened to have some semi-interesting Z-list info (i know some of you watch Greek, so you know who Amber Stevens is)

This is the message I got -

I kind of have an obsesion with this LA DJ. But my friend got into his photobucket for me. And what I found is hilarious. I think he is or used to be hooking up with that girl Amber Stevens from Greek. Pictures are in his photobucket so wierd.



I noticed he has a lot of pictures of calculators and zac efron. along with a pic of him and zac efron? creepy obsession maybe??

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My Favorite Interns Gets a New Job -- (YAY)

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Exclusive: ‘Hills’ Girls Lauren and Whitney Working for People's Revolution


Upon hearing the morning's delicious gossip that Hills girls Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port would be slaving away at this afternoon's Mara Hoffman show, we hit the tents. We scoured backstage looking for the ladies; though we didn't spot them, we did confirm what the hell they're doing for Fashion Week: They're working for fashion PR madhouse People's Revolution! Mara Hoffman told us she'd yet to see the girls, but we understand that they're working for a number of labels. Plus there were the two MTV-worthy cameras at the Hoffman check-in table, and we do believe your Cut editor got caught on camera. What if we actually we made it on the show? Or, more likely, what if we run into Whitney and Lauren backstage this week? Either way, we'd, like, die. —Amy

Source: http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2008/02/exclusive_hills_girls_lauren_a.html

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What the hell is that song on the Macbook Commercial??? It's this...

Music artists seeking overnight fame, send audition tape to Steve Jobs.

Okay, maybe building an Apple product isn't the most cost-effective way to promote a singer. Then again, Yaël Naïm might politely disagree. The Israeli singer is the latest to sing sweet for the company's newest product. Her buzz has scaled up 550% in the past week.

Those searching for "yael naim wikipedia" will learn that the Paris native's song has made iTune's Top 100 downloaded songs. The tune itself, "New Soul," has hit the top 50,000 in Buzz terms, and more people are still seeking out what that "macbook air commercial song" (+117%) is.

More at the source: http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/88872/singing-the-praises-of-apple-ads

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Nadine Coyle's mystery fella

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HER bandmate Cheryl might be having man trouble but NADINE COYLE’s doing all right.

Here she is getting pretty friendly with a mystery fella outside Paper nightclub in London on Friday.

He had his arms wrapped round her waist and the pair then smooched.

Cheeky Nadine had earlier been seen with pals in the VIP area where they knocked back six bottles of champagne.

Seems she’s bounced back well after dumping Hollywood star JESSE METCALFE.

Oh all right, I guess it’s Aloud.

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they're probably just pals

ETA: He's her backup dancer Anthony. For anyone still reading.
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Maria Bello talks The Mummy 3



"The director, Rob Cohen, created this whole new character. I mean, it is the wife of Brendan Fraser that Rachel played, but there's this twist to it, so you get that she was a different character from me, so if Rachel was Audrey Hepburn in it, I'm KATHERINE Hepburn. Here she's tougher, intellectual, and sassy, so it was really fun. I got to train in Japanese sword fighting, got to shoot Winchesters and pistols, to work on ropes hanging off of chandeliers, work in China for two months, and bring my son. It was an amazing experience."
Source:http://www.moviehole.net/interviews/20080201_exclusive_interview_maria_bell.html
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For The Ladies (And Gay Guys) - Channing Tatum Eye Candy

News has been kinda slow...so I'm posting a VERY interesting article on a real expierence a guy had with Channing Tatum (Not THAT kind of a expierence). To make it even hotter, I threw in some nudes and even an exclusive bulge picture (and I've never seen it in such a big size; talking about the picture, haha) OBVIOUSLY: NOT SAFE FOR WORK!

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Tmz: Britney's Stay Will Be Extended

It's not a done deal, but expect that sometime tonight, papers will be signed at UCLA extending Britney Spears' stay at the psych ward -- by 14 days.

It's an internal process -- done without a court order. But we're told it will indeed happen, and that's not surprising given her mental health. As we first reported, Britney's been diagnosed with severe bipolar disorder.

The ward Britney is in is considered one of the best in the nation for the treatment she is receiving.




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