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Another Writer Claims Hannah Montana

Another writer has filed a lawsuit claiming he pitched the original script for what ultimately became the hit Disney Channel series starring Miley Cyrus about a so-called average teen who moonlights as a pop star. After the complaint filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by TMZ.com, Richard Fronduto maintains he penned a … Continue reading

Michelle Obama Wax Statue In Madame Tussauds

Michelle Obama, the first lady, is going to be honoured with a wax likeness at the Washington DC branch of Madame Tussauds. Honoured, that is, if you like the idea of a wax doppleganger of yourself sitting in a museum alongside representations of the Jonas Brothers, J. Lo and J. Edgar Hoover. First children Sasha … Continue reading

Steven Spielberg Begins Shooting On Tintin

Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson have really Bonded over Tintin. Principal production on the first of a planned pair of 3-D motion-capture films featuring the intrepid Belgian reporter-sleuth has kicked off in Los Angeles, with Billy Eliot star Jamie Bell in the title role and Daniel Craig playing the nasty pirate Red Rackham, whose descendants … Continue reading

Bruce Springsteen Takes His Dream On Tour

The Boss is taking his Dream show on the road. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced a slew of dates in support of their latest album, Working on a Dream, hitting stores today. The 48-date worldwide jaunt will launch April 1 in San Jose, Calif., and criss-cross North America before heading to … Continue reading

Veronicas Jess To Strip Again

She’s not afraid of getting her kit off in front of a camera, so The Veronicas blondie Jess Origliasso should have no probs at all when she takes on her next big photo shoot. The meat-shunning 24-year-old is set to become the next celeb to strip off in the name of animal rights, after PETA … Continue reading

Michael Jackson Comeback Begins

The Michael Jackson comeback may have begun on Broadway. Finally making good on years of promises about his showbiz return, the erstwhile King of Pop today announced that he is working on a stage musical based on his 1982 masterpiece, Thriller, with the theatrical overlords in the Nederlander Organization. “The Nederlanders and Michael Jackson represent … Continue reading

John Updike Dies Aged 76

Prolific, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist John Updike has died of lung cancer at the age of 76. According to publisher Alfred A. Knopf Inc., Updike died at a hospice not far from his home in Beverly Farms, Mass. Several of his works wound up in Hollywood hands, most notably the James Caan-starring adaptation of one … Continue reading

Oprah Winfrey Not Interested In Being A Senator

Oprah Winfrey has already availed her troop-rallying services to President Barack Obama. Now comes word that she would “absolutely not” do the same for shamed Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevic, so it’s probably just as well he never asked. Blagojevich, who opted to make the media rounds today in lieu of appearing at his own impeachment … Continue reading

Prince Harry Splits With Chelsy Davy

Prince Harry has told friends he is “gutted” about splitting from long-term girlfriend Chelsy Davy recently, but says his career “has to come first.” After five years together with the Zimbabwean-born law student, Harry, 24, and Chelsy, 23, have mutually called it quits after their respective career paths pulled them in different directions. Friends of … Continue reading

Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards Complete List

The following is the complete list of winners from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, 2009 FILM Cast in a Motion Picture: Slumdog Millionaire Male Actor in a Leading Role: Sean Penn, Milk Female Actor in a Leading Role: Meryl Streep, Doubt Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight Female Actor … Continue reading

Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Report

At points it seemed as if the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was following the same script as the Golden Globes Awards that took place two weeks ago, but the ceremony did feature a few variations, despite the fact that Slumdog Millionaire, Heath Ledger, Kate Winslet, Mad Men and 30 Rock still won a … Continue reading

Michelle Obama Says "No" To Beanie Babies Dolls

Michelle Obama has issued a statement about Ty’s newest dolls for their TyGirlz Collection, Sweet Sasha and Marvelous Malia. The plush pair are named after her and President Barack Obama’s daughters, Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10. “We believe it is inappropriate to use young, private citizens for marketing purposes,” said Michelle’s spokeswoman in a statement. … Continue reading

ABBA Girls Call Off Fake Feud

When it comes to putting up with rumours of a feud, the female half of ABBA has been nothing but super troupers. Until, that is, last night, when Swedish songbirds Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, better known these days as the ones who sang the songs before Meryl Streep, denied they have or ever had … Continue reading

Miley Cyrus And Justin Gaston

Just back from performing at the inauguration, Miley Cyrus wasted no time hitting a Hollywood hot spot with Justin Gaston. Last night, the two lovebirds dined on sushi at Koi, wearing matching black leather jackets. “They seemed like they were having a great time over dinner and were polite and friendly to everyone around them,” … Continue reading

Tom Hanks Apologises To Mormons

Oscar winner Tom Hanks is softening his critique of Mormons, after coming under attack by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, for calling supporters of California’s anti-gay marriage ballot initiative “un-American.” “The truth is a lot of Mormons gave a lot of money to the church to make Prop 8 happen,” Hanks said … Continue reading

Drew Barrymore Ready For Charlie's Angels Again

Drew Barrymore has said she’s ready to make a third installment of her supersuccessful Charlie’s Angels movie franchise. “I’m so into it,” Barrymore said while promoting her new star-filled romantic comedy, He’s Just Not That Into You. “I’m so into Charlie’s Angels III!” Barrymore kicked off an updated retelling of the 1970s television series nine … Continue reading

Molly Ringwald's Twins

The Breakfast Club princess, Molly Ringwald, is expecting twins, a boy and a girl, in August, with hubby Panio Gianopoulos, People reports. The new additions will give the couple their first son and a second daughter. They’re also parents to 5-year-old Mathilda Ereni. According to a rep for ABC Family, Ringwald’s pregnancy will be written … Continue reading

Senator and Tourism Minister Arrested Over Travolta Extortion Attempt

The nature of the alleged extortion plot against John Travolta remains a mystery as of Saturday night. The plot, reported to be $20 million, followed the death of Travolta’s son, and so far has included a senator, the tourism minister (and former close friend of the Travoltas) and a paramedic. The plot was related to … Continue reading

Anna Nicole Smith Saga Continues

Larry Birkhead and Howard K Stern remain joined at the hip when it comes to defending their Anna Nicole Smith-related honor. As the two-year anniversary of the model and reality-TV star’s death approaches, the once-feuding duo filed declarations Tuesday in Stern’s ongoing defamation lawsuit against two of the sources for the 2007 “tell-all” Blonde Ambition: … Continue reading

Patrick Swayze's Memoirs

Patrick Swayze’s increasingly dramatic story is headed for yet another medium. The actor and his wife of 23 years, Lisa, “will be collaborating on his memoirs,” Swayze’s rep, Annett Wolf, said. “There is no further information at this time.” But what a tale the 56-year-old actor could tell, going from unknown dancer to up-and-comer to … Continue reading

Heath Ledger's Family On Oscar Nominations

On the first anniversary of his death, the now two-time Oscar nominee’s three sisters spoke out in Australia about their brother, his legacy and how deeply they still feel the loss. It’s been a year since Heath Ledger so suddenly, shockingly and tragically passed away, and his nomination was exactly on the anniversary. “Today is … Continue reading

Academy Awards 2009 Complete Nomination List

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is the most nominated movie at this year’s Academy Awards, with 13 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor. Slumdog Millionaire is next with ten, and third is The Dark Knight and Milk, with eight nominations each. Meryl Streep has received her fifteenth nomination, Best Actress for Doubt, making … Continue reading

Hilary Duff On Ghost Whisperer

While Hilary Duff passes the time until her new NBC comedy, Barely Legal, kicks off, she seems to have decided to spend some time with friends.. More specifically, she a little time with Jennifer Love Hewitt, whom she’ll join on the set of Ghost Whisperer, making a special appearance on the CBS drama, the network … Continue reading

George Clooney Maybe Back For End Of ER

Sources say that George Clooney will be shooting scenes this week for an upcoming episode of the hit medical series ER, which is in its 15th and final season on NBC. The network recently ordered up another three episodes of its stalwart Thursday-night drama, raising hopes that nabbing Clooney for a guest spot was one … Continue reading

Dakota Fanning Ready For New Moon

Fourteen year old Dakota Fanning is in talks to play Jane opposite Robert Pattinson & Co in New Moon, the upcoming sequel to box office megahit Twilight. “There were no auditions,” a source reveals. “They just offered it to her outright, and now they’re in negotiations. They’ve been going back and forth.” Jane is a … Continue reading

Barack Obama Historic Inauguration Speech 2009

History may be the judge of Barack Obama’s presidency, but we won’t have to wait that long to cast either praise or aspersions on his inauguration speech. While expectations were phenomenally high for the roughly 18-minute speech, the 44th commander in chief, did his best to once again bring hope to the country while taking … Continue reading

Miley Cyrus Rocks DC

She can’t actually vote for two years, but that didn’t stop 16-year-old Miley Cyrus from showing off her political side by way of the Kids Inaugural: We Are the Future concert in Washington DC, Monday night. The teen sensation took to the stage at the Verizon Center to sing for the 14,000-plus in attendance, which … Continue reading

Lost In Space Robot Actor Bob May Dies

Bob May died Sunday, aged 69. For three years on the classic 1960s sci-fi series Lost in Space, Bob May, in the words of costar Bill Mumy, “managed to create a classic TV personality out of a claustrophoic fiberglass prop.” The robot costume gave May, a showbiz lifer who also worked as a stuntman, his … Continue reading

Star Trek New Movie Sex Scene

  The new Star Trek film’s star, Chris Pine, says that the upcoming instalment of the outer-space franchise has been “sexed up for a new generation.” However, he wants everyone to know that the Starship Enterprise hasn’t been turned into an intergalactic flying orgy. Back in November, Pine, who stars as Captain Kirk in the … Continue reading

To Lose My Life by White Lies

The London buzz band White Lies have been compared to Editors, Joy Division and The Bravery. On their darkly euphoric debut single, To OLose My Life, there are echoes of early 80s Human League and even Billy Idol and his White Wedding. A tale of fear and paranoia, sung in black and ominous tones, it’s … Continue reading

Karate Kid Remake May Star Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan has the martial arts moves of a master, but how is he at trimming bonsai? The Hong Kong-born action star is in talks to take on the role of Mr Miyagi in an upcoming remake of The Karate Kid, per the Hollywood Reporter. The premise would be similar to the 1984 original, in … Continue reading

Lemonade by Lemonade

Lemonade, so the old saying goes, is what you make when life serves you lemons. But for the three San Franciscans-cum-Brooklynites in the band Lemonade, it’s what you get when music blogs serve a new dance-music subgenre, umpteenth post-punk revival, and hot world-music trend on a weekly basis; you process the best bits into something … Continue reading

Terminator Salvation May Feature Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger probably hasn’t said hasta la vista to Hollywood yet. While McG refused to confirm the news at a press gaggle in New York recently, to hype his upcoming Terminator Salvation, they all but invited speculation that the Governator will be back for one more round as the titular cyborg. At least in cameo … Continue reading

The Body, The Blood, The Machine by The Thermals

Portland, Oregon natives the Thermals have been hovering on the periphery since their 2003 debut, delivering solid records to undersized acclaim. The band’s third album, The Body, The Blood, The Machine, conjures an America piloted by some sort of Christian-fascist regime (“They’ll pound you with the love of Jesus…They’ll own your days/ They’re only God’s … Continue reading

Australian Rachel Griffiths Third Baby

Aussie actress Rachel Griffiths is adding another brother or sister to her brood. The Emmy-nominated star of ABC’s Brothers & Sisters is pregnant with her third child, according to People. Griffiths, 40, has been married to artist Andrew Taylor since 2002. They have a son, Banjo Patrick, 5, and a daughter, Adelaide Rose, 3.

Amy Poehler New Sitcom

The pressure may be on for Amy Poehler to deliver big on her highly buzzed-about upcoming NBC sitcom, but she’s keeping pretty calm about it all. “You just try to do your best and work with talented people,” Poehler told me at last night’s Sundance party at Village at the Yard’s T-Mobile Diner for Spring … Continue reading

CSI Celebrity Appearances

The list of celebrity suspects stopping by the CSI franchise just keeps getting longer. Most recently, we’ve heard all about Taylor Swift on the set of the Las Vegas-based original, and Sean Combs matching wits with David Caruso on CSI: Miami. Now, new parents Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Pete Wentz are slated to make an appearance … Continue reading

Whitney Houston and Jennifer Hudson On Same Card

Whitney Houston may come through and actually perform at Clive Davis’ legendary Grammys preparty. The long-embattled songbird is scheduled to be on the bill when Davis cohosts the annual bash for the first time with NARAS on Feb. 7 at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel. Ms Houston was supposed to perform last year along with … Continue reading

Lindsay Lohan Romance Woes Almost Probation Violation

Lindsay Lohan might not have technically split with Samantha Ronson, but the lovers’ tiff almost led to Lohan technically violating probation in her DUI case. While the legging-favoring actress was diverting attention yesterday by shopping with her sister in Malibu, attorney Blair Berk was in Beverly Hills Court attending a progress hearing on Lohan’s behalf. … Continue reading

Boy George In Prison

Boy George was sentenced to 15 months in prison this morning, two months after a British court found him guilty of falsely imprisoning a male escort by tying him to his bed and beating him with a metal chain. In sentencing Boy George, whose real name is George O’Dowd, Snaresbrook Judge David Radford called the … Continue reading

Britney Spears Comeback

In case there happens to be someone who still needs proof that the old Britney Spears has returned, look no further than the pop star’s exposed midriff, seen here in a shot just posted to her Website. The pic was taken as the “Womanizer” songstress prepares for her upcoming world tour, The Circus Starring Britney … Continue reading

Naomi Campbell Lawsuit

Naomi Campbell’s long-pending legal battle with an embittered, and allegedly beaten, ex-maid has finally been swept under the rug. The assault-prone supermodel has settled her lawsuit with her former Romanian housekeeper, Gaby Gibson. Gibson claimed she was subjected to discrimination from Campbell, or, in Gibson’s words, being a “violent super-bigot”, and smacked by the catwalker … Continue reading

Sun Apologises To Sharon Osbourne

The Sun has apologised to Sharon Osbourne. As anyone who watched the Rock of Love Charm School reunion special knows, nobody insults Sharon Osbourne and gets away with it, and The Sun has learned the hard way. The U.K. tabloid has agreed to pay the rock family for libel damages and legal fees. The reality-TV … Continue reading

Steve Carell From Office To General Store

Not that it’s too difficult a feat to achieve, but Steve Carell just surpassed Michael Scott in the battle of small-business prowess. The Office star is now the proud owner of a local landmark general store in the historic village of Marshfield Hills, Mass, where Carell and his wife, Nancy Walls, own a summer home. … Continue reading

Johnny Knoxville Grenade at LAX

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office says that a criminal complaint will be filed against Johnny Knoxville after airport screeners found a grenade in the reformed daredevil’s luggage early this morning. “As he was being screened, security noticed an image of a hand grenade in his carry-on,” says Los Angeles International Airport Police Sgt. Jim … Continue reading

Jennifer Aniston New Man

Jennifer Aniston was surely looking as if she was doing something, or someone, naughty last night at Chateau Marmont. An utterly radiant, glowing, just-washed-that-hanger-on-st inky-pop-star-outta-my-fabulo usly-coiffed hair Jen was dashing down to the valet last night giggling. Of course, the garage was closed to the common folk, but eager parking peeps couldn’t wait to service … Continue reading

Judgement Against Ed McMahon

Both Ed McMahon and Citibank have seen better decades. But only one of those financially strapped institutions owes the other nearly $180,000. A Los Angeles judge ruled in Citibank’s favor Thursday in its lawsuit against the former Tonight Show sidekick, filed to collect on debt McMahon accrued over the last four years. The bank sued … Continue reading

Ricardo Montalban Dies

Ricardo Montalban, who presided over TV’s original Fantasy Island as the all-knowing, white-suited Mr. Roarke, revealed an impressive chest while provoking Captain Kirk in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and seduced potential car buyers with “Corinthean leather,” died today. He was 88. Montalban’s death was announced by a city council member from Los … Continue reading

New Stunt For 2009 Oscars

The new producers of the 81st Academy Awards have hatched a new stunt ostensibly to lure millions of viewers to their television sets on Hollywood’s Biggest Night – keep the A-list presenters a surprise. A spokeswoman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has confirmed that newbie producers Laurence Mark and Bill Condon … Continue reading

Patrick McGoohan Dies

Patrick McGoohan, the Emmy-winning actor best known as the mastermind and star of the cult classic 1960s sci-fi show The Prisoner, has died. Son-in-law Cleve Landsberg says McGoohan passed away in Los Angeles after a short illness. No other information was available. He turned down a chance to play James Bond to launch The Prisoner, … Continue reading

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