September 29, 2012

Pete Townshend Speaks Out About Child Porn Arrest

The Who rocker Pete Townshend was so distraught when he was branded a pedophile following his 2003 arrest he contemplated suicide.

The star was investigated by police after he used a credit card to access a website that allegedly advertised child pornography.

Townshend decided not to fight the charges against him and accepted a police caution, although he is adamant he only searched the site as part of research into the horrors of the child porn industry.

He has now written about the turbulent time following his arrest in his new book, Who I Am, revealing he sank so low, he considered taking his own life.

Townshend writes, "If I had a gun I would have shot myself. It really did feel like a lynching."

In an interview with Britain's The Times newspaper, he says, "What I did was insane... (I didn't speak out to defend myself) because there was no sense of 'the truth will out'. I've had the misfortune to read online comments where I'm judged as a pedophile because I've got a big nose.''

He also reveals he wanted to help victims of child porn because of his own experiences, adding, "It's White Knight Syndrome. You want to be the one that's seen to be helping.... I had experienced something creepy as a child, so you imagine, what if I was a girl of nine or 10 and my uncle had raped me every week? I felt I had an understanding, and I could help.''

Prince Harry Drops Complaint Over Nude Photos

Britain's Prince Harry has dropped a formal complaint against editors at a U.K. newspaper for publishing naked photos during a Las Vegas holiday.

The third-in-line to the throne made headlines around the world in August when he was pictured cavorting nude with a girl in his luxury hotel suite in Sin City.

The Sun was the only U.K. newspaper to ignore advice from the country's media watchdog, the Press Complaints Commission (PCC), not to run the shots, and the images were printed in the tabloid days after they surfaced online.

The bold move prompted the Prince, who has since begun active military service on the frontline in Afghanistan, to file a formal complaint with the PCC, but he has now chosen to drop the case.

A spokesperson for royal residence St James's Palace says, "We remain of the opinion that a hotel room is a private space where its occupants would have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Prince Harry is currently focused entirely on his deployment in Afghanistan, so to pursue a complaint relating to his private life would not be appropriate at this time and would prove to be a distraction."

Prince Harry isn't the only member of the royal family to suffer a naked photo embarrassment - his sister-in-law, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was captured sunbathing topless in early September during a short vacation in Provence, France.

She and her husband Prince William filed a breach of privacy lawsuit against the owners of Closer, the French magazine which first printed the images, and won an injunction against them barring further publication of the snaps, which have since run in several other European publications.

September 28, 2012

Insider: Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart Reunion Won’t Last

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s reunion will likely be short lived, an insider tells RadarOnline.com. Close friends of the Twilight stars allegedly believe they will split again soon because Pattinson will be unable to get over Stewart's fling with director Rupert Sanders.

"Kristen and Rob's friends absolutely don't believe that this reconciliation is going to last," the source tells Radar. "Rob believes that Kristen didn't sleep with Rupert Sanders, but the fact is, she still cheated on him.”

“Kristen loves Rob, no question about it, but she just isn't as mature as he is. Rob's buddies would be stunned if the couple goes the distance,” the source adds.

Stewart, 22, and Pattinson, 26, reportedly had a “dramatic makeup” earlier this month. Stewart is also said to have moved back into the L.A. home they shared before her cheating confession in July. They will soon begin promoting the final Twilight installment, Breaking Dawn Part 2. The film is set to hit theaters on November 16.

September 27, 2012

Amanda Bynes Pleads Not Guilty



Actress Amanda Bynes has pleaded not guilty to two counts of hit-and-run.

The Hairspray star was charged with both misdemeanors in Los Angeles earlier this month after allegedly colliding with a police car in April and a second vehicle in August, leaving the scene of the crime each time.

On Thursday, her attorney entered the pleas on behalf of her client in California.

Bynes is due back in court on October 19 and faces up to a year behind bars if convicted, according to TMZ.com.

The 26-year-old still faces two counts of driving with a suspended license and one count of driving under the influence. She is due to stand trial on those three charges on October 29.

September 26, 2012

The Avengers' DVD Promises To Be A Big Seller


Following up a record-breaking run in theaters to kick of the summer, Joss Whedon's smash hit "TheAvengers" reaches the home market this week with expectations of being the top selling DVD and Blu-ray of the entire year.

Justin Bieber's Top Fan Dies


The little girl who dubbed herself Mrs. Justin Bieber after a Valentine's Day meeting with her pop idol has lost her battle with cancer.

Six-year-old Avalanna Routh died from a rare form of brain cancer on Wednesday morning.

Her parents took to Twitter.com to announce the sad news, writing, "Our darling Avalanna went to Heaven this morning.

"Oh Avalanna, the brightest star - you took our hearts with you, our greatest Love."

Routh hit the headlines in February when Bieber surprised her with a date in New York and staged a mock wedding.

He later tweeted, "That was one of the best things I have ever done. She was awesome!"

Bieber and Routh reunited in June for a U.S. TV interview.

Upon hearing the news of his tragic friend's death on Wednesday, Bieber wrote, "just got the worst news ever. one of the greatest spirits i have ever known is gone. please pray for her family and for her... RIP Avalanna. i love you.

"Please show respect to her and her family... i miss her."

Stars Offer Tributes to Andy Williams


Tributes have begun pouring in for veteran crooner Andy Williams following his death on Tuesday at the age of 84.

The Moon River singer passed away at his home in Branson, Missouri following a year-long battle with bladder cancer, prompting an outpouring of messages on Twitter.com.

British singer and namesake Robbie Williams led the tributes by writing, "God bless Andy Williams", while country star Reba McEntire adds, "So sad to hear the news of Andy Williams' passing this morning. His brother, Don, was my manager in the 80's. My prayers are w (with) the family." And Josh Groban offers, "So sad...LOVE his voice."

Meanwhile, former Culture Club star Boy George tweets, "R.I.P & respect for the amazing Andy Williams! Your voice filled the world with beauty & soul!" And ex-Boyzone singer Ronan Keating tweets, "Thank you Andy what a voice it will be missed. Rest well."

Business tycoon Donald Trump has also offered his thoughts, writing, "Andy Williams has died. He was a friend of mine and a great guy," and even actress/model Elizabeth Hurley has tweeted a tribute, writing, "RIP Andy Williams-thanks for the wonderful songs which you gave to the world."

Williams, who was also a fan of Twitter.com, signed off to followers at the weekend and hinted his days were numbered. His final post a simple, "Sigh".

Pamela Anderson The First All-Star Booted From Dancing With The Stars


For one Dancing with the Stars all-star, the first dance of the season also turned out to be their last. On Tuesday night’s results show, judge’s scores combined with viewer votes determined that either Pamela Anderson or Drew Lachey would be the first star booted from the all-star season. Pamela Anderson and her partner Tristan MacManus were the unlucky couple.

Anderson was not surprised at her elimination. After delivering a lackluster cha-cha that only earned 17 points and put her at the very bottom of the scoreboard Monday night, Anderson admitted that she “screwed up so many thing” in the routine.

“I was ready for it for sure. We got the lowest score,” Anderson said after her elimination. “We’re going to dance together again. It doesn’t end here.”

MacManus later said Anderson was upset with herself for messing up their first dance. "She apologized. She felt like she let me down. My assurances were that she didn't. Obviously she was disappointed to go early, which I was myself. But someone has to leave so others can move on,” he explained.
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Moon River Singer Andy Williams Dies

Singer and TV star Andy Williams died this week at his Branson, Missouri home. Williams’ rep tells Fox News the 84-year-old battled bladder cancer for the past year. He passed away Tuesday night. Williams is survived by his second wife, Debbie, and his three children from his first marriage to French dancer Claudine Longet.

Williams had a string of hit songs in the late 50s and early 60s, including “Butterfly,” “Are You Sincere” and “Can’t Get Used to Losing You,” but it was his rendition of “Moon River” that put him on the map. He hosted The Andy Williams Show on NBC from 1962 to 1971 and completed a host of successful tours. Williams earned 5 Grammy nominations over his lengthy career and recorded 18 gold and three platinum records.

Williams continued performing in his later years. In 2001, he told the AP he planned to “keep going until I get to the point where I can't get out on stage.” He stayed true to his world and continued performing even after announcing his cancer diagnosis in 2011.

Kristen Stewart Moves Back To Home Shared With Robert Pattinson


It’s back on for Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Not only has the couple rekindled their romance after a brief split, they’re also living together again.

“They are living together and have reconciled,” an insider confirms to Us Weekly magazine.

Stewart moved out of Pattinson’s L.A. home shortly after admitting to a fling with director Rupert Sanders in July. Insiders then claimed Pattinson planned to sell the house because there were “too many memories” attached to it.

Neither Pattinson, 26, nor Stewart, 22, has commented. The couple first began dating after meeting on the set of Twilight in 2008. News of Stewart’s affair broke two months ago when Us Weekly published pictures of her kissing Sanders, 41, during a secret rendezvous in L.A. She issued a public apology to Pattinson.

"I'm deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I've caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I'm so sorry," she said in a statement.



September 25, 2012

Lady Gaga Posts Photo Of Self In Underwear, Mentions Eating Disorder

Lady Gaga posted the above photo today on Twitter and LittleMonsters.com in response to the criticism she has been receiving recently after appearing in Amsterdam sporting a curvier figure.

The pop star tweeted, "join A BODY REVOLUTION" with a link to the photo on her site. The photo itself had the caption, "Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15."

Katy Perry Earns Magazine Honor

Katy Perry has been named Billboard magazine's Woman of the Year.

The pop star will be feted at the seventh annual Women in Music event, which celebrates the most powerful and talented women in the music business, in New York at the end of November.

Previous recipients of the Woman of the Year prize have included Beyonce and Taylor Swift.

Betty White to Receive the National Humanitarian Medal and Legacy Award at American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards


American Humane Association announced today that popular television and film star Betty White will receive two prestigious awards – the National Humanitarian Medal and the Legacy Award – at the 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog AwardsTM on October 6th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The star-studded evening honoring America’s most courageous canines, presented by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation and produced by Emmy® award-winning MRB Productions, will air as a 90-minute special on Hallmark Channel November 8, 2012 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. The program will air as part of Hallmark Channel’s Pet Project, the network’s cross-platform campaign designed to celebrate the joy and enrichment animals bring to our lives.

“I’m very grateful to American Humane Association for these wonderful honors,” said White. “I got involved with this terrific charity 60 years ago because of our shared commitment to the welfare of animals. As an actor, I saw first-hand the crucial work American Humane Association was doing to protect animals in entertainment through their “No Animals Were Harmed®” certification program, which has kept more than a million of our most beloved co-stars safe on set. And now I’m excited that American Humane Association has given a starring role to our nation’s most courageous canines by creating the Hero Dog Awards, which celebrate the incredible bond between people and animals, and how important we are to each other.”

“Betty White is a tireless and devoted animal welfare advocate and we are proud to honor her with these two special awards,” said American Humane Association President and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert. “We bestow the National Humanitarian Medal, our highest honor, on those who reflect our core values of compassion, caring and hope, and Betty more than reflects these values: she radiates them. Betty has more than earned the Legacy Award by dedicating herself to protecting and improving the quality of life for animals. We have worked with her for more than 60 years to build a better world for our most vulnerable. Betty is an inspiration to me personally, to everyone at American Humane Association and to millions of animal lovers around the globe.”

New Revelations:Radio Host Interviews Author Marc Eliot on Kato Kaelin


When the KATO KAELIN revelation came about last week, writer MARC ELIOT who had done a book with Kato around the time of the OJ trial was thrust back into the limelight. In an exclusive interview on the BRETT WINTERBLE SHOW (Sirius/ XM), he explained to Winterble, “What most people don’t remember is that at the time we collaborated, Kato was trying to start up a career as a comic; trying to develop a routine in fact. The trial made him something of a household name. I knew he liked that and I see these recent revelations as a way to possibly make that happen again.”

Eliot goes on to say, that out of everything he was told by Kato, when he watched his testimony, very little of what he knew was onscreen.

Probe Launched Over 'Lone Ranger' On The Set Death


Health and safety officials in California have launched an investigation after a crew member died on the set of Johnny Depp's new movie The Lone Ranger.

Welder/water safety expert Mike Bridger died on September 21st after reportedly suffering a heart attack while working inside a large liquid tank.

Officials from the Division of Occupational Safety and Health - California Department have now started a probe into the incident and they will be looking at the equipment used on set as well as the water tank itself, according to TMZ.com.

Health and safety officers will also conduct interviews with all cast and crewmembers who were on the set at the time of the tragedy.

Bosses at Disney, the studio behind the film, have vowed to fully support an official investigation.

The final report into Bridger's death will take up to six months to complete.

The movie, starring Depp and Armie Hammer, is due for release sometime in 2013.

September 24, 2012

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Enters Treatment For Substance Abuse


Two days after his on-stage outburst at the iHeartRadio festival made headlines, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has announced he will undergo treatment for substance abuse.

The band broke the news Sunday evening on their Facebook page,posting a message that read:

"Billie Joe is seeking treatment for substance abuse. We would like everyone to know that our set was not cut short by Clear Channel and to apologize to those we offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. We regretfully must postpone some of our upcoming promotional appearances."

At press time, it's not clear just what appearances will be scrapped in support of the band's ¡Uno! album (out Tuesday), or if Armstrong's treatment will effect Green Day's just-announced tour, which is set to kick off in November. A rep for the band could not be reached for comment by MTV News. Read More>>



Paul McCartney 'Live Kisses' - On DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Video November 13

November 13th will see the release of Live Kisses – a stunning 13-song film, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, that captures the magic of an extraordinary evening in February of this year. In the intimate surroundings of Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, where Paul recorded much of his Kisses On The Bottomalbum, he was reunited with the all-star musicians who joined him on the record to bring the songs to life for a once in a lifetime performance. [Pre-book Order Date October 19, MSRP $29.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray, $12.99 Digital Video]

This was a concert unlike any Paul had given before. Without his famous Höfner bass in hand or in fact any musical instruments, Paul took his place behind the same microphone that has captured some of the most iconic voices in history to focus on his vocal delivery as he led the assembled A-list group of musicians through a collection of the standards he grew up listening to in his childhood, as well as his own original composition “My Valentine.”

Streamed live to the world online, Live Kisses marked the launch of Paul’s Kisses On The Bottom album. The film tells the story of how, with the help of Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma, Diana Krall and her band, Paul created a critically acclaimed album, which featured guest appearances from Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder. The record represents a deeply personal journey through classic American compositions that a youngPaul first heard his father perform on piano at home. Upon its release Kisses… topped the US Billboard Jazz album chart at number 1, as well as charting top 5 all around the world.

On the night the all-star line up were reunited to include musical director Diana Krall (piano), John Clayton(bass), Karriem Riggins (drums), John Pizzarelli (guitar), Anthony Wilson (guitar), Mike Mainieri(vibraphone) and conductor Alan Broadbent. Tommy LiPuma and Al Schmitt resumed their roles in the studio and special guest musicians on the evening included Abe Laboriel Jr. (from Paul’s touring band) on backing vocals and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh. Walsh performed the “My Valentine” guitar solo originally recorded by Eric Clapton on the studio album.

64th Annual Emmy Awards Winners List

Drama Series: "Homeland," Showtime.

-- Actress, Drama Series: Claire Danes, "Homeland," Showtime.

-- Actor, Drama Series: Damian Lewis, "Homeland," Showtime.

-- Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad," AMC.

-- Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey," PBS.

-- Writing, Drama Series: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, "Homeland," Showtime.

-- Directing, Drama Series: Tim Van Patten, "Boardwalk Empire," HBO.

-- Comedy Series: "Modern Family," ABC.

-- Actor, Comedy Series: Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men," CBS.

-- Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep," HBO.

-- Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, "Modern Family," ABC.

-- Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family," ABC.

-- Writing, Comedy Series: Louis C.K, "Louie," FX Networks.

-- Directing, Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, "Modern Family," ABC.

-- Miniseries or Movie: "Game Change," HBO.

-- Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, "Game Change," HBO.

-- Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys," History.

-- Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story," FX Networks.

-- Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Tom Berenger, "Hatfields & McCoys," History.

-- Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Jay Roach, "Game Change," HBO.

-- Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Danny Strong, "Game Change," HBO.

-- Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race," CBS.

-- Host, Reality-Competition Program: Tom Bergeron, "Dancing With the Stars," ABC.

-- Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central.

-- Writing for a Variety Special: Louis C.K., "Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre," FX Networks.

-- Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards, CBS.

Beyonce Reportedly Pregnant


It looks like Blue Ivy Carter could become a big sister next year – Beyonce is said to be pregnant with her second child just 8 months after giving birth to Blue. HollywoodLife reports the singer appeared to sport a small baby bump when she appeared at La Marina restaurant in New York on Sunday.

Beyonce and husband Jay Z welcomed Blue on January 7, 2012. Four months later, the star told Entertainment Tonight she “definitely” wants to expand her family. Beyonce recently told Anderson Cooper being a mother gives her “purpose.”

“[Having a daughter] just gives you purpose and all of the things that my self-esteem was associated with, it's all completely different," Beyonce said on Anderson Live. "I realized why I was born and more than anything all of the things I want to pass onto my child and the best way of doing that is not by preaching or telling her but showing her by example, which is one of the reasons I'm here.”

September 23, 2012

Billie Joe Armstrong Goes to Rehab


Green Day rocker Billie Joe Armstrong has checked into a treatment facility for substance abuse after trashing equipment and hurling abuse at promoters during what appeared to be a public meltdown at a Las Vegas festival.

The rocker and his bandmates were performing at the iHeart Radio Music Festival on Saturday when Armstrong took offense to a time warning towards the end of his set, storming offstage after accusing concert organizers of disrespecting him.

The video footage of his meltdown has since been posted online.

In a statement released to The Associated Press, the band has apologized for the incident, insisting the set was not cut short by promoters, as has been suggested.

A representative has also confirmed Armstrong is seeking treatment, adding, "The band regretfully must postpone some of their upcoming promotional appearances."

The group's new album, Uno, will be is released on Tuesday.

Armstrong's treatment news comes just weeks after the trio was forced to scrap a show in Italy after the singer was hospitalized with with an undisclosed medical issue on September 2nd.



Billy Armstrong Goes Off At Festival

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong lashed out at organizers of the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas after he was given a one-minute warning before the end of the band's performance.

The rockers were partway through their set at the event in Sin City when bosses flashed a sign to let Armstrong know he had 60 seconds performance time left before Usher was set to take to the stage.




The warning riled the star, who cut his performance short to attack officials in an expletive-filled rant.

He growled, "F*** this s**t. Give me a f***ing break. One minute left. One minute f***ing left. You're gonna give me one f***ing minute?

"I'm not f***ing Justin Bieber, you motherf***ers!

The band then went on to trash their guitars before leaving the stage.

September 22, 2012

Tom Cruise Keeps in Touch With Daughter



Actor Tom Cruise keeps in constant contact with his young daughter Suri by calling her daily.

The Top Gun star split from wife Katie Holmes in June, and the actress won primary custody of their six-year-old girl a short time after.

Cruise took Suri to Disney World for some family bonding time in July, but the pair has not been snapped since, as the 50-year-old is currently on location shooting a film in England.

However, the hunk's lawyer, Bert Fields, insists Cruise still maintains a close relationship with the tot, telling E! News, "He calls Suri every day, sometimes twice a day.

"He loves Suri and is a constant presence in her life. As in the past, when he's shooting in a foreign country, he has to rely on daily phone calls."



Pink Joins No Doubt in Concert



No Doubt surprised fans during a show in Las Vegas on Friday night by performing with pop star Pink.

Gwen Stefani's band took to the stage for the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and during a rendition of the group's anthem, Just A Girl, the frontwoman told the crowd, "Ladies and gentleman - Pink!"

The So What hitmaker then joined in the second verse of the song and sang the rest of the track with Stefani.

After the show, Pink took to her Twitter page to share her experience with fans, writing, "I just got off stage from the raddest surprise performance with No Doubt. She really is that cool. I'm just a girl."

Amanda Bynes Officially Charged

Bynes officially charged

Actress Amanda Bynes has been hit with two counts of driving with a suspended license following a pair of incidents last week.

The Hairspray star's car was impounded shortly after the run-in with cops in Burbank, California and Bynes was cited for driving on a suspended license.

She now faces possible jail time for ignoring warnings to stop driving, according to TMZ.com.

Bynes is also currently facing a DUI charge and two hit-and-run charges following other car-related incidents earlier this year.

A Los Angeles judge told Bynes on Wednesday she faces jail time if she is pulled over by traffic cops again. She is due to stand trial for the DUI and hit-and-run charges on October 29th.

September 21, 2012

Britney Spears' Manager Angry with 'Glee'

Britney Spears' handlers are livid after watching the stars ofGlee ridicule the pop star's public meltdown just minutes after her latest appearance on The X Factor Thursday night.

The latest Glee episode was billed as a second tribute to theToxic hitmaker - but instead of just reworking the singer's hits on the show, creator Ryan Murphy and his writers recreated Spears' 2008 breakdown, even filming a scene in which Heather Morris' character, Brittany S. Pierce, attacks a high school journalist with an umbrella, and another where she lip syncs and appears distant and out-of-step during a performance.

The real Britney attacked paparazzi with an umbrella as they hounded her following a head-shaving incident - something else that was referenced on Glee - and Spears was savaged for an ill-conceived 2007 performance of Gimme More at the MTV Video Music Awards, where she appeared to be more than a little out of sorts.

Ironically, the latest Glee episode aired directly after Spears' The X Factor show - on the same channel.

Calling the drama a "low blow" during his Access Hollywood Live show on Friday morning, television personality Billy Bush revealed he had been in touch with Spears' longtime manager Larry Rudolph, who revealed he had not seen or head about the episode before it aired on the Fox channel.

Bush said, "I can tell you that Britney's manager, Larry, is livid. He's not happy."

Paris Hilton Apologizes For Insulting Gay People


Paris Hilton has apologized for calling gay men "disgusting" and suggesting that they all "probably had AIDS." The LBGT community was quick to hit back after the remarks, prompting a public 180 from Paris:

"I am so sorry and so upset that I caused pain to my gay friends, fans and their families," Hilton said in the apology she released to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). "Gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people I know."

The recording of Paris was made in the back of a taxi cab where her male model friend was describing to her the cruising iPhone appGrindr. The recording was posted to the web shortly thereafter.

Paris' publicist said that Paris was expressing her concern for the dangers of unprotected sex.

Amanda Bynes Dropped By Staff


Things just went from bad to worse for Amanda Bynes. TMZ.com reports the troubled actress has been dropped by her lawyer, publicist and agent following a series of traffic related incidents that eventually led to the suspension of her license. The celebrity gossip site says the trio decided to drop Bynes because she “became extremely difficult in the past 12 months, some say uncontrollable.”

Bynes has not commented on the reports, but earlier this week she told People magazine she is “doing amazing.” "I am retired as an actor. I am moving to New York to launch my career. I am going to do a fashion line. I am not talking about being arrested for DUI because I don't drink, and I don't drink and drive. It is all false,” she said.

Bynes is set to appear in court today for a hearing about her DUI. The 26-year-old’s DUI arrest occurred on April 6 when she crashed into a police car in West Hollywood and refused a breathalyzer test. She is also facing two hit-and-run charges for accidents that occurred after her arrest. Bynes’ license was suspended earlier this month and her car was impounded last weekend when she was caught driving.



September 20, 2012

Neil Young Kicks the Habit


Rocker Neil Young says he's given up drugs and alcohol for good after decades of use.

The Harvest Moon hitmaker retired both his bad habits last year and is now celebrating his sobriety.

He tells the New York Times, "I did it for 40 years. Now I want to see what it's like to not do it. It's just a different perspective."

But the 66-year-old insists it has been no easy feat - in his upcoming memoir, Waging Heavy Peace, he writes, "The straighter I am, the more alert I am, the less I know myself and the harder it is to recognize myself.

"I need a little grounding in something and I am looking for it everywhere."

Sylvester Stallone to Make 'Hunter' Film



Sylvester Stallone has finally landed a deal to adapt James Byron Huggins' novel Hunter into a major new movie, according to industry reports.

The actor/director has owned the film rights to the book for the past decade, but he has never been able to nail down a production deal - until now.

According to Yahoo!, he has teamed up with executives at Lionsgate and is hoping to release the movie in 2014.

Stallone will write, direct and star in the thriller about the search for a mythical beast in the Arctic Circle. The film will be shot in 3D.

September 19, 2012

Judge Issues Warning to Amanda Bynes


A Los Angeles judge overseeing Amanda Bynes' hit-and-run case has given the actress a stern warning - stay out of trouble or face jail time.

The Hairspray star's driver's license was suspended on September 12 after a string of traffic troubles, including a DUI charge and two counts of hit-and-run, but she ignored the ban and was back on the road the following day, when she was involved in a minor fender bender.

The 26-year-old was caught behind the wheel again on Sunday when she was pulled over by Burbank, California police, who issued her a ticket for getting behind the wheel with a suspended license and impounded her black BMW 5-series.

Prosecutors appealed to Judge Elden Fox to impose $50,000 bail on Bynes following her additional legal issues, claiming she posed a risk to the public, but her lawyer headed to court on Wednesday to argue the request.

Judge Fox sided with Bynes' representative and denied the motion for bail as the star's most recent hit-and-run charge occurred on August 4, when she was still allowed to drive.

He stated: "Technically, Ms. Bynes is not in violation of order not to drive without a valid driver's license."

However, the judge made it clear that Bynes would face strict punishment if she was pulled over by traffic cops again and warned her lawyer she would face a much higher bail than the $50,000 proposed.

Bynes is due to stand trial for the DUI and hit-and-run charges on October 29.

Kristen Stewart And Robert Pattinson Reportedly Rekindling Romance


Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are reportedly well on their way to rekindling their romance. People magazine reports the pair, who split in July after Stewart admitted to a brief fling with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, reunited in Los Angeles this past weekend. Friends of Stewart and Pattinson “think they’ll be a couple again,” according to an insider.

Sources also tell Us Weekly magazine the pair had a “dramatic makeup.” "They're working it out," a source adds.

Neither Pattinson, 26, nor Stewart, 22, have commented.

Shortly after news broke of her affair with Sanders, Stewart issued a public apology to Pattinson. "I'm deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I've caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I'm so sorry," she said.

Stewart later moved out of Pattinson’s Los Angeles home.

Pattinson and Stewart can be seen next in the final Twilight film, Breaking Dawn Part 2. Summit Entertainment previously said the pair’s split would not affect the promotional tour for the film. "While it is studio policy not to comment on the personal lives of actors, Summit is moving full steam ahead and looking forward to this November's opening of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2. We are confident that the film delivers amazing entertainment for our passionate fans and general audiences alike,” Summit marketing president Nancy Kirkpatrick said.



Lindsay Lohan Arrested After Hit-And-Run Accident


Actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested early Wednesday morning in New York after allegedly clipping a pedestrian with her car and leaving the scene.

A spokesperson for the New York Police Department told MTV News that Lohan was pulling into a parking garage in her Porsche Cayenne around 2 a.m. at a low rate of speed when she clipped the knee of a 30-something man walking by. One of the passengers in the car reportedly got out, checked the vehicle for damage and then the group parked and proceeded into the Dream Hotel in downtown.

After an unknown person called police officers arrested Lohan when she emerged from the Dream Hotel around 2:30 a.m. The police spokesperson said Lohan was booked for a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident causing injury and released with a desk appearance ticket, which does not require posting bail. She was ordered to return for a hearing on the matter at a later date. Read more>>

September 18, 2012

25th Anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Landmark Album BAD25 Available Now In Stores and Online

Twenty-five years after the phrase “Who’s Bad” became a generation’s cultural catchphrase, Epic/Legacy Recordings, in collaboration with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will celebrate the legendary album and record breaking BAD tour today with the release of a deluxe package,BAD 25, which includes three CDs, two collectible booklets, and features the first ever authorized DVD release of a concert from the record breaking BAD tour. 
“The era of BAD represented Michael’s creative ‘coming of age’ as a solo artist in charge of every aspect of his career – from recording to touring to endorsements to merchandising. This was the first album on which nearly all of the songs were written by Michael. It was also was the first album in history to produce five consecutive #1 singles and it took 2 ½ decades for another artist to match that success. It was also the first time Michael would tour as a solo artist - his vision, his decisions on what the show would be. The enormous success of the BAD album and tour was a pivotal moment in Michael’s growth as a composer, performer and producer cementing his role as the King of Pop. We are thrilled to celebrate such an historic era in Michael’s career with this release”, stated John Branca and John McClain, Co-Executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson.

Madonna Just Gave Lady Gaga Some Food for Thought in the Form of a Diss

Madonna’s been parading around in skimpy outfits, singing torchy anthems that have lit cities on fire for years. More like decades. Since the early 80′s. Before most people reading this were even born.

And it seems she doesn’t like the fact that Lady Gaga came along and stole her swag. The gloves came off a while back and gave us, the audience, another musical feud to feast on.

Madge was onstage in Atlantic City do her thing when she stopped and told the crowd that she wanted to dedicate her next song to Lady Gaga. She went on to sarcastically say that she loved Lady Gaga and that imitation was the greatest form of flattery.

Jude Law Supports Another Holmes

Jude Law says he would be willing to reteam with his pals Robert Downey, Jr. and director Guy Ritchie for a third installment in the Sherlock Holmes franchise.

Downey, Jr. and Law have enjoyed great success with their portrayals of the detective and his sidekick in Ritchie's all-action take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creation, with the first two movies taking more than $1 billion at the box office.

Studio bosses are rumored to be planning a third outing and Law says he wouldn't hesitate to get back in front of the camera alongside Downey, Jr.

He tells Collider.com, "There's certainly talk of it and I know there's a script being played around with, but Downey's a busy boy and I'm a busy boy so we'll see. But we want to (do another one). We're a very happy team and we have a lot of fun and we also think there's still a lot of legs in the duo."

Lady Gaga Talks Marijuana in Amsterdam

Lady Gaga’s in Amsterdam… And everyone knows what’s legal in Amsterdam…
Yup, looks like even Lady Gaga travels there to sample some of the country’s famously legal marijuana.
But, we’re not convinced… Considering the Born This Way singer is quite the show woman, she could just be blowing the audience some smoke…

TODAY IN MUSIC HISTORY: TWO YEARS AGO Katy Perry's ‘Teenage Dream’ Single Hits #1

Katy Perry hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Teenage Dream” on September 18, 2010. It served as the title track and second single off Katy’s third studio album. 

When “Teenage Dream” hit number one, Katy bumped "Love the Way You Lie" by Eminem (featuring Rihanna) out of the top spot. She held on for one week at number one before Bruno Mars took over with his hit single “Just The Way You Are.” 

While speaking on the track with MTV, Katy admitted she hoped to be a dream woman for today’s teens:

“It kind of exudes this euphoric feeling because everybody remembers what their teenage dreams were — all the girls that were on your poster walls. And I want to continue to be one of those . . .”

Angelina Jolie Receives Gift From Iraqi Official


Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie has received a special gift from Iraq's Foreign Minister in recognition of her activism.

The Salt star has been touring the Middle East to draw attention to the plight of those who have escaped from war-torn Syria during 18 months of bloody fighting between rebels and government forces.

She headed to an Iraqi refugee camp on Saturday to visit those seeking asylum from the violence in her role as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and also met with Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari in Baghdad, where Jolie was handed a red box containing a symbolic gift to thank her for her philanthropy.

Her current tour has also included similar stops in Jordan and Lebanon.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' Wedding Not Legally Binding


When Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds wed in South Carolina on September 9, it wasn't legally binding. They obtained a marriage license four days later and officially exchanged vows on Friday.

The stars, who met on the set of The Green Lantern, held a low-key ceremony at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant - where romantic epic The Notebook was filmed - earlier this month.

Guests included the actress' Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants co-stars Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera and Alexis Bledel, while Florence Welch performed at the reception, but it appears the nuptials were just for show - and perhaps to dupe tabloid editors into thinking the couple had wed in secret.

Paperwork filed at the local Charleston County Probate Court show Lively and Reynolds only applied to wed last Thursday and they officially list their marriage date as September 14, according to UsMagazine.com.

The newlyweds then headed to a tiny town in Virginia - with a population of just 150 - for a 'mini-honeymoon' before heading back to New York City, where Lively returned to work on Gossip Girl.

JOAN COLLINS, ROBERT WAGNER, CYNDI LAUPER AND DEBI MAZAR TO GUEST ON TV LAND'S "HAPPILY DIVORCED"


Some of the biggest names in pop culture history are joining fellow TV icon Fran Drescher (“The Nanny”) on new episodes of TV Land’s hit sitcom, “Happily Divorced,” it was announced today by Keith Cox, executive vice president, development and original programming, TV Land. Joan Collins (“Dynasty”), Robert Wagner (“Hart to Hart”), singer Cyndi Lauper and Debi Mazar (“Entourage”) will appear, as will returning guest stars Ralph Macchio (“The Karate Kid”), D.W. Moffett (“Switched At Birth”) and Renée Taylor (“The Nanny”). Inspired by Fran Drescher’s real life, “Happily Divorced” revolves around LA florist Fran Lovett (Drescher) who finds out after 18 years of marriage that her husband Peter (John Michael Higgins, “Best in Show”) is gay. Production begins on October 1 and the sitcom returns to TV Land with all-new episodes on Wednesday, November 28 at 10:30pm ET/PT immediately following the season premiere of “Hot in Cleveland.”

This season, Peter gets a job working as an assistant for Joan Collins (who plays a fictional version of herself). Peter is thrilled to be working for an icon – until he realizes that two demanding women in his life is two too many. Additionally, Robert Wagner appears as Elliot’s (Moffett) handsome father, and Marilyn (Taylor), the longtime frenemy of Fran’s mother Dori (Rita Moreno, “OZ”), will return – daughter (Cyndi Lauper) in tow. Debi Mazar plays a potential new roommate for one of the Lovetts. In the season premiere, Ralph Macchio will return as Frankie, the New York born-and-bred pizza shop owner who has been romancing Fran. “Happily Divorced” also stars acclaimed actors Tichina Arnold (“Everybody Hates Chris”) as Fran’s best friend Judi, Rita Moreno (“OZ”) and Robert Walden (“All The President’s Men”) as Fran’s parents Dori and Glen and Valente Rodriguez (“George Lopez”) as Cesar, her flower shop employee.

September 17, 2012

Amanda Bynes Get Traffic Citation, Car Towed

Amanda Bynes had another run-in with the law when she was pulled over for driving on a suspended license by a Southern California airport.

Burbank's Bob Hope Airport spokesman Victor Gill says airport police cited the actress and impounded her car Sunday.

He said in a statement that "police did cite Amanda Bynes for driving a vehicle with a suspended drivers license this morning."

Bynes' driving privileges had been suspended after she was charged with hit-and-run in connection with two traffic crashes.

Annie Lennox Marries For Third Time

Annie Lennox has wed for the third time.

The singer, who once declared she'd never re-marry, exchanged vows with South African gynecologist and philanthropist Mitch Besser during a boat party on the River Thames on Saturday.

A spokeswoman for the star has confirmed the nuptials, stating the couple wed "in a private ceremony with friends and family present".

Oscar winner Colin Firth was among the guests.

Lennox met Besser in 2009 at a fundraiser for his Mothers2Mothers AIDS charity, when the doctor was still married to his now ex-wife Debra.

The singer's grown-up daughters Lola and Tali were among the bridesmaids at the wedding.

The star split from their father, record producer Uri Fruchtmann, in 2000. They were married for 12 years.

Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Named American Idol Judges

The "American Idol" judges' panel is now complete with the naming of singer-rapper Nicki Minaj and country crooner Keith Urban.

The Fox network officially tapped the pair with an announcement Sunday, confirming rumors surrounding them both just hours before the first round of auditions for next season was due to begin in New York.

Minaj is getting $12 million for a one-year deal on the hit Fox singing series, a person in the music industry with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the deal.

A representative for Urban wouldn't disclose the singer's compensation for "Idol."

Are Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Back Together?

Prepare to be Rob-stunned about Robsten.
Looks like Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s relationship will continue to sparkle on, because according to the Sun, they’re back together.
Robert reportedly met up with his estranged girlfriend, and after her heartfelt apology for cheating on him with director, Rupert Sanders… He’s apparently forgiven her “stupid mistake.”
The Sun reports that he sees how sorry she is, and although many refer to her as a Trampire, he loves her and can’t live without her.
They’ve even reportedly moved back into a Los Angeles home together, and are scheduled to make future appearances together for Twilight Breaking Dawn Part II.

Longtime General Hospital Star, Dies

Longtime “General Hospital” star John Ingle has died at the age of 84. A rep for the show says Ingle passed away on Sunday. The cause of death was not released.

"With great sadness, I share the news of John Ingle's passing. We love him and will miss him. John will always be a part of the #GH family,” General Hospital executive producer Frank Valenti Tweeted Monday.

Ingle’s family also confirmed his death on Facebook. "Father, Husband, Grandan, Great Grandan, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Teacher, Inspirer, Mentor: May You Soar with the Angels. You will forever hold a special place in the deepest corners of our hearts,” the family wrote.

Before launching his acting career, Ingle taught English and acting at two Los Angeles high schools from 1955 until his retirement in 1985. Some of his students reportedly included Nicolas Cage, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Gleason and David Schwimmer. Ingle had a handful of film credits, including “Robocop 2,” “Death Becomes Her” and “Batman & Robin.” He is best known for playing Edward Quartermaine on “General Hospital” from 1993 to 2004, and then from 2006 to 2012. Ingle’s other TV credits include “The Golden Girls,” “Night Court,” “Boy Meets World,” “Days of our Lives” and “The Office.”

September 15, 2012

Taylor Swift Tops U.S. Charts


Taylor Swift has returned to the top of the U.S. pop charts a week after she was blown off the Billboard Hot 100's number one spot by Flo Rida's Whistle.

Swift's quirky heartbreak anthem We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together has landed a third week on top, while Flo Rida's summer hit drops to three on the new chart.

Maroon 5's One More Night rises a spot to two and fun and Ellie Goulding switch places at four and five with Some Nightsand Lights respectively.

September 14, 2012

Beach Boy Brian Wilson Recovering From Surgery

The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson has thanked fans for their concerns for his health as he recovers from back surgery.

Wilson recently underwent a corrective procedure to fix a problem in his lower back - and now he has taken to his Tumblr.com blog to thank devotees for their support as he recuperates.

He writes, "I've been reading the posts where some of you are concerned about my health in general.

"I want to let you know that before the Beach Boys 50th tour started I was having some lower back issues right around the time we performed on the Grammys in February... It's hereditary.

"But being able to tour with the Boys again meant so much to me that I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Luckily, I was able to get this new cutting edge procedure that totally worked. But after this last run in Australia it came back and I had the procedure redone this week.

"I feel so much better already and can't wait to get back to my second home, London!! See you soon."

Wilson and The Beach Boys are scheduled to perform at London's Wembley Arena on September 28.

Legal Action Filed Over Duchess' Topless Pics


Prince William has filed a lawsuit against a French magazine after they published photographs of his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless.

On Friday, editors at Closer magazine published 14 images of the couple relaxing on the terrace of a private property in Provence during a brief vacation last week.

Several of the images show the Duchess removing her bikini top, relaxing on a sun lounger, giggling with the Prince, and rubbing sun cream on his back.

Aides at St. James's Palace issued a statement condemning the publication of the snaps, and after consulting lawyers, the couple is now taking legal action for breach of privacy.

A statement reads, "St. James's Palace confirms that legal proceedings for breach of privacy have been commenced today in France by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge against the Editor and Publishers of Closer Magazine."

September 12, 2012

Heart Sisters Set for Walk Of Fame Honor


Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson will be honored with the 2,481st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The rockers will unveil the pavement plaque on September 25 following tributes from guest speakers Rita Wilson and Alice in Chains stars Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez.

The star will be located on Hollywood Boulevard, in front of The Musician's Institute, by plaques honoring the likes of Journey and Motley Crue.

September 11, 2012

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Begins Filming In Atlanta


According to film distributor Lionsgate (September 10), the second installment of the "Hunger Games" franchise, "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," has begun filming in Atlanta, Georgia.

The film is helmed by Francis Lawrence ("I Am Legend") and will also shoot in Hawaii before wrapping in December.

"We are so excited to be embarking on this adventure with Francis Lawrence, who has already exhibited immense creative vision and resourcefulness in casting the film and planning its look and feel," Lionsgate's President of Production Eric Feig said.

"The stakes are raised in every way in this second story, and we are thrilled to get the production underway in these perfect locations, with our excellent returning cast and some world class actors in new roles."

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is due in theaters November 22, 2013.



Chris Hemsworth Begins Work on ‘Thor: The Dark World

After the monumental success of Thor and Avengers, Chris Hemsworth is back to work as the Norse God for a sequel called The Dark World.

And from the looks from the film set in Surrey, England, it is going to be just as action packed as the first. As well as Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, and Stellan Skarsgard are all returning for the second film.

Michael Jackson Promoters Drop $17.5m Insurance Claim

Concert promoter AEG dropped its claim to collect on a $17.5m insurance policy for Michael Jacksonafter the insurance company claimed they hid the extent of his troubling health and drug problems.
The “This Is It” series of concerts were about to begin but Jackson suddenly passed away just weeks before the event.
Even though leaked AEG emails recently surfaced showing they were all too aware of MJ’s troubles at the time they applied for insurance, they say that it had nothing to do with their decision to withdraw from the claim.
It’s not quite over yet though,
The insurance company is not dropping the case against Michael Jackson LLC saying they are looking for rescission of the policy due to non-disclosures of Michael Jackson’s prior drug use.


Blake Lively: "I Want 30 Kids"


No one can say that Blake Lively is not living up to her name… The girl is definitely lively. The newlywed actress tells Allure magazine that she’s so peaceful right now, she’s never been happier in her life, and it’s not just because she landed her new hubby, Ryan Reynolds.Actually, Blake says it’s a choice to wake up everyday and say ‘there’s no reason today can’t be the best day of your life.’ And she plans on sharing that positivity… Blake says she would have 30 children if she could… Ha, hear that Ryan? Better get busy. 
But Blake attributes her happiness on her sense of adventure and lack of restrictions… Like even though she looks like this, she would go on a food trip and try every ice cream place in the South, even if her body… Went a little south too. 



Michael J. Fox Excited About Television Return


Michael J. Fox says he decided to go ahead with plans for a TV comeback after making a breakthrough with medication to control the symptoms of his Parkinson's disease.

The Back to the Future star, who first found fame on hit 1980s sitcom Family Ties, will return to the small screen in his first full-time leading role in more than 10 years in a new, currently untitled comedy written by Cougar Town scribe Sam Laybourne.

The NBC show will be partly inspired by his own personal battle with Parkinson's and Fox now reveals why he went ahead with the project.

He tells the Associated Press, "I'm really excited about that. It's a great idea and it's a great group of people I'm working with and NBC has been really supportive of the idea... and obviously shown that they're willing to take a chance on us..."

"I was just feeling better and things are working for me medication-wise, and I just thought, 'Why don't I take this opportunity to do it?' I wake up every day and I feel good and if I don't go forward with something like this, it's another day wasted when I should be doing what I'm doing."

The program is scheduled to premiere next year.

Randy Jackson to Remain on 'American Idol



Musician and producer Randy Jackson is set to join Mariah Carey at the judge's table for the new season of American Idol.

Reports last month suggested Jackson would return to the show for his 12th season in January as a mentor to wannabes trying to impress Carey and two other judges, but now it appears he's back in the hot seat.

A source for the show tells TVLine.com, "The rumors are true."

And his former judging pal and now TV rival Simon Cowell insists Idol producers have made the right call, tweeting, "Just heard randy is back on idol. Right decision."

Speculation is rife that Nicki Minaj will join Jackson and Carey at the judge's table, but even she seems to be in the dark.

Asked about the role she might play on the show at the MTV Video Music Awards last week, the Starships hitmaker said, "I don't know yet. I really don't know. I have no comment on it."

Heidi Klum Denies Having Affair with Bodyguard, Close to Settling divorce


Project Runway host Heidi Klum who is close to reaching a divorce settlement with her ex Seal addressed rumors that she had an affair with her body guard Martin Kristen while still married.

Klum appeared on Katie Couric’s new show Katie to clarify the issue, saying, “When we were together, I never looked at another man.”

The rumors of an affair began to heat up when Klum was spotted cozying up to Kristen in Sardinia, and Seal said to TMX, “I would have thought that Heidi would have shown a little more class and at least waited until we were separated to first before deciding to fornicate with the help, as it were.” Seal later had to clarify that he wasn’t implying that she had an affair instead was saying that she started the new relationship before they were legally divorce.

In the interview Klum discusses her painful divorce with Couric and said of Seal’s comments, “It was a unique choice of words…. I’m used to it but others aren’t.” The episode airs Wednesday Sept. 12.

September 10, 2012

Fandango Moviegoers Vote for "Breaking Dawn, Part 2" as Fall's Most Anticipated Movie


 Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, today announced the results of its annual 2012 Fall Film Survey, in which Fandango asked over 1,000 moviegoers which films and performances they were most anticipating hitting big screen this Fall. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” dominated as both the “Most Anticipated Fall Movie” and “Best Date Night Movie,” earning 32% and 51% of the vote respectively.

Also making a splash on the survey was Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the musical, “Les Miserables,” with 49% of fans choosing it as the “Film that Could Sweep the Oscars” and Judd Apatow’s upcoming comedy, “This is 40,” which 29% of the fans said was “The Movie Expected to Deliver the Biggest Laughs.” A full 38% of fans picked the upcoming Jennifer Lawrence horror film, “House at the End of the Street” as “The Movie Expected to Deliver the Biggest Frights.”

“Film fans always look forward to the Fall season, when some of the year’s best films debut closer to Oscar season,” said Fandango editor-in-chief Chuck Walton. “There’s a real diversity of product this year, as there’s clearly something for everyone – from baseball to Bond to Bella - and new films that are sure to keep fans buzzing well into next year.”

Ryan Reynolds Marries Blake Lively


Actor Ryan Reynolds and Gossip Girl star Blake Lively have reportedly tied the knot.

The Green Lantern co-stars, who began dating last year, exchanged vows on Sunday at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

According to People.com, Lively's mom Elaine arrived in town for the ceremony, which was followed by a reception in a white tent at the plantation.

British rocker Florence Welch, a close friend of the bride, is said to have performed three songs at the bash.

Lively previously dated her Gossip Girl co-star Penn Badgley and enjoyed a brief romance with Leonardo DiCaprio, whileThe Proposal star split from wife Scarlett Johansson in 2010.

Simon Cowell to Pay for Spears' Wedding?


Simon Cowell has offered to pay for Britney Spears' wedding, if she will agree to get married on TV.

The TV and music mogul is convinced ratings will go through the roof if his new The X Factor judge and her fiance Jason Trawick exchange vows on the program.

He says, "I'm happy to have the wedding on the show. I'll pay for it. Why not?"

It's unlikely the pop superstar will agree to make her third wedding ceremony a public affair - but she's not completely against the idea.

She says, "It'll be a fun after-party."

September 8, 2012

Stars Stand Up to Cancer: Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Samuel L. Jackson

Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Samuel L. Jackson were among the celebrities who joined forces at the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon.

Robert Pattinson, Justin Timberlake, Matt Damon, Halle Berry and thyroid cancer survivor Sofia Vergara also turned out at the sombre televised event to lend their support to the campaign, which was launched by late Spider-Man franchise producer Laura Ziskin. She lost her battle against breast cancer in 2011, but was remembered with a special video featuring tributes from film stars Tobey Maguire and Emma Stone.

In the clip, Stone said, "Like every great hero, she had a vision and she set us into motion. And now it's up to us to continue moving forward to achieve her dream."

Hollywood icon Douglas, who beat throat cancer last year, urged viewers to donate to help find a cure for the killer illness to save other victims of the disease.

He told the audience, "It picked a fight with the wrong guy!... Cancer didn't bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet... I stand tonight because I want to be part of this effort to find an end to cancer. This is possible... Cancer's in for one hell of a fight."

Country singer Taylor Swift fought back tears as she debuted a new song called Ronan, inspired by a three-year-old boy named Ronan Thompson, who died of the illness last year. The tune was made available for download after the show, with all proceeds being donated to the cancer charity.

Alicia Keys and Tim McGraw also took to the stage during the telethon, while British rockers Coldplay dedicated their performance of Paradise from their concert in Paris earlier that night to the cause.

Meanwhile, a slew of stars including actress Felicity Huffman, True Blood star Joe Manganiello, comedian Ray Romano, basketball ace Kobe Bryant and gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas manned the phones and chatted with those calling in to pledge donations throughout the night.

Friday's event was produced by Paltrow, who took over the telethon from her pal Ziskin, and before the show, she opened up about losing her father Bruce to cancer in 2002.

She told reporters: "It's been almost a decade now and I'm sort of more used to the fact that he's not here in physical body. But I definitely feel his presence, and I think he would be really happy that I'm here tonight doing this and trying to spare other people from what he went through."

The amount raised from the telethon was not available as WENN went to press.

Paltrow has also announced plans to take her cancer crusade to London and stage a similar event in October.

Ryan Gosling To Star In 'Fifty Shades Of Grey?


Ryan Gosling could possibly be cast for a role in the upcoming adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey." In aninterview with Now Magazine, the husband of the book's author may have let it slip out that Gosling is a front runner for the role of Christian Grey.

Other actors thought to be in contention for the role include Chris Pine, Ian Somerhalder and Alexander Skarsgard. Since the books were so successful, casting for "Fifty Shades of Grey" has been the talk of the tabloids this summer.

Book sales of "Fifty Shades of Grey" have increased substantially, making it the fastest selling paperback book of all time, even beating out the "Twilight" Series.

Beatles Painting For Sale


A painting created by The Beatles is set to go up for auction in New York next week.

The Let It Be hitmakers were forced to hole up inside their Toyko, Japan hotel room back in 1966 after they received a number of death threats in the middle of their world tour.

The band's manager handed them some paint and a large blank canvas in a bid to help stave off their boredom, and during their stay, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr each picked up a brush and exercised their frustration in a creative way.

Now the abstract masterpiece, entitled Images of a Woman, is to be sold off by Weiss Auctions in Oceanside on September 14.

Philip Weiss tells Forbes magazine, "They were bored. Over the course of two nights, working by lamp light in the center of the canvas, each Beatle painted a corner. The lamp got removed, (leaving a circle in the center), where each Beatle signed his work."

September 7, 2012

Miss Piggy Serves as Official Fire Girl at DKNY Madison Avenue's Fashion's Night Out Event!!


Disney’s mega diva Miss Piggy, dressed in head-to-hoof DKNY, was on hand to celebrate the official FDNY 2013 Calendar of Heroes at a pre-Fashion’s Night Out event at the DKNY Madison Avenue boutique in New York City. As the official fire girl for the evening, Miss Piggy joined fashion legend Donna Karan, New York City photographer Patrick McMullan who shot the annual calendar, and the 13 FDNY firefighters featured in this year’s calendar. All proceeds from the sale of the calendar as well as a portion of the evening’s sales go to the FDNY Foundation, which was established to promote fire safety for residents of New York City and to provide professional development, training and education for FDNY members.

DKNY and the FDNY rolled out the fire-engine red carpet tonight for moi and for a fabulous cause. What a tres fantastique evening in the company of one of moi’s favorite designers, New York City’s hottest heroes, and a photographer whose next job will surely be a fashion spread for moi!” said Miss Piggy.

Fashion’s Night Out is a global initiative to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry’s economy during the recession, and put the fun back in shopping! In the United States, the program is a collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York.

September 6, 2012

Donny And Marie Osmond Axe Show


Veteran pop star Donny Osmond and his sister Marie called off their Las Vegas variety show on Tuesday (04Sep12) after she fell sick.

The singing siblings have enjoyed a residency at the Flamingo hotel andcasino since 2008, but they were forced to miss a concert this week when 52-year-old Marie came down with a mystery illness.

Donny took to Twitter.com to apologise to fans, writing, "Sorry to all of those who came to our show tonight. It was cancelled. Marie was quite ill. She said all should be better by tomorrow."

Marie also tweeted to assure fans she will be back onstage in no time, adding, "(I will be) back (at) Flamingo Vegas... with ol' what's his face (Donny)..."

Green Day Release Video For 'Kill The DJ'

Green Dayhave debuted the music video for their latest track "Kill the DJ." The video shows the band riding motorcycles through the desert before finding themselves in a more Green Day like setting - a dark nightclub packed with fans.

After arriving at the club, it doesn't take long for the band to take to the stage to perform the song while two women engage in a bloody fistfight on the dance floor.

"Kill the DJ" is the second single to be taken off of Green Day's highly anticipated new album¡Uno!, due out September 25.

¡Uno! is the first of the band's new album trilogy, '¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré!', which will be released in three stages. The second LP, ¡Dos!, comes out on November 12 and the final, ¡Tré!, drops on January 14, 2013.

Renee Zellweger to Make Directorial Debut


Actress Renee Zellweger is set to direct a new comedyfeaturing Jackass star Johnny Knoxville.

The Bridget Jones's Diary beauty will direct and star in 4 1/2minutes, which follows Knoxville as a single comedian whose life begins to fall apart when he takes on a babysitting job, looking after Zellweger's genius son.

The project, based on real-life funnyman Dov Davidoff's past, will re-team the actress with writer Anthony Tambakis, who also penned her new TV drama Cinnamon Girl and the scriptto her upcoming Broadway adaptation of The Hustler.

Filming is set to begin in New York City in February, according to Deadline.com.

Singer And Songwriter Joe South Dies


Joe South, a popular 60s and 70s singer-songwriter who won two Grammy Awards for the 1969 hit “Games People Play,” died this week after suffering a heart attack. The 72-year-old passed away at his Buford, Georgia home, according to the Hall County Coroner’s office.

South, whose real name is Joseph Souter, released his debut single, “The Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor,” 1958. His other hits include “Walk A Mile In My Shoes" and "Don't It Make You Want to Go Home.” “Games People Play” earned him Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Contemporary Song. South penned songs for numerous other artists, including “Down in the Boondocks” for Billy Joe Royal and the Grammy-nominated hit “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden” for Lynn Anderson. He also recorded with stars like Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel as a session guitarist.

"He's one of the greatest songwriters of all time," said Atlanta music publisher Butch Lowery. "His songs have touched so many lives. He's such a wonderful guy and loved by many."

South was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1979 and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2003. His final album, “Classic Masters,” was released in 2002.