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Chaz Bono Spared Again On Dancing With The Stars

It came as a shock to many, but once again Chaz Bono and partner Lacey Schwimmer who were bottom of the points board on Dancing With The Stars again this week with only 18 points, escaped elimination on Tuesday night. On Tuesday night the bottom three couples were Carson Kressley and partner Anna Trebunskaya, Hope Solo with her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kristin Cavallari and her dancing partner Mark Ballas. The final result was one that not many expected, as it was Kristin Cavallari that was sent home, a move which stunned head judge Len Goodman, and this led to his remark about it being crazy, which in turn led to booing from the audience. There have been reports that Chaz’s mother Cher was busy tweeting on Monday that she hoped that … Read entire article »

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Moneyball’s Best Play Can’t Shake Lion King 3D Re-Release

The top spot in the box office this weekend did not belong to the much-anticipated baseball drama “Moneyball”, starring Hollywood elite Brad Pitt. Nor did it belong to the Warner Bros. new family drama, “Dolphin Tale”.  Instead, the crown stayed with last weekend’s surprise champion, a theatrical 3D re-release of Disney’s 1994 hit “The Lion King”. Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros., admitted he was “really kind of amazed at how the ‘The Lion King’ performed”.  Originally planned as a two-week run in theatres to garner attention for its October 4 release to Blu-ray, the 3D version of The Lion King has grossed $61.7 million since its arrival in theaters on September 16th.  Considering both the original and updated versions together, The Lion King has earned a cumulative … Read entire article »

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Ashton Kutcher And “Two And A Half Men” Bring In The Viewers

The opening of the ninth season of “Two And A Half Men” on Monday night starring Jon Cryer, and Ashton Kutcher in place of Charlie Sheen saw a record number of viewers tune in to watch the Monday night debut, namely over 27 million viewers, which is a new record for the show. However, it remains to be seen whether these viewers will stay, or were just curious about how Charlie Sheen’s character was written out of the comedy series. For the record, Charlie slipped under a train, and let’s leave it at that. Kutcher’s character of Walden Schmidt as a billionaire was introduced after he tried to commit suicide, very unsuccessfully in the sea outside the Harper residence, in the hopes of getting his ex back. From there, the script … Read entire article »

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Tareq Salahi To Divorce Michaele After She Left Without Warning

Tareq and Michaele Salahi were in the news again this week, but not for crashing a state dinner as they did in 2009, to the embarrassment of the Secret Service. Instead, Michaele left home and Tareq couldn’t find her. It started off with Michaele Salahi supposedly going to the hairdressers on Tuesday, but when she did not return home, Tareq Salahi called the salon only to discover that she had never arrived there. This led to a frantic tweet, with Salahi thinking that his wife of eight years had been kidnapped. By the evening Michaele had called Tareq from an Oregon phone number, but he was not reassured by the call and felt that there was something wrong, although his wife assured him she was well. She was in fact with the … Read entire article »

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“The Lion King” A Hit Second Time Around

In 1994 “The Lion King was released for the first time as an animated feature film which was produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, but on Friday in a limited release of a 3D version, the film grossed over $8 million for the one day, and based on that could be set to bring in over $20 million during the opening weekend. The 2D version of the musical “The Lion King” was one of the highest grossing hand drawn animation films in the United States, producing over $783 million world wide during its 1994 release. It has been adapted for the stage too and has been hugely successfully there as well. With the 3D release, it seems that young and old are flocking to see the new version, with the younger people … Read entire article »

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Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Is “America’s Got Talent Winner”

The winner for the television show “America’s Got Talent”, Season 6, was announced on Wednesday evening, with Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. winning the $1 million first prize, as well as the opportunity to go to Las Vegas to headline a show in October of this year. In fact the second to fourth placed contestants will also perform in Vegas Murphy, from West Virginia has had a tough time making ends meet in the past, but the 37 year old was a big hit not only for his singing but for his personality too. The dance group Silhouettes came in second place, and were a popular entry throughout the series, as they posed behind a screen t0 make shapes with their bodies which matched famous photographs, usually with an American theme. The … Read entire article »

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Andy Whitfield, Actor, Dies Of Cancer At 39

Andy Whitfield who was born in Wales in July 1972 and was both an actor and a model, died on Sunday as a result of cancer at the age of 39. Whitfield was best known for the role he played in the Starz television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Chris Albrecht, the CEO and president of Starz had this to say about Whitfield. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and colleague. We were fortunate to have worked with Andy in Spartacus and came to know that the man who played a champion on-screen was also a champion in his own life. Andy was an inspiration to all of us as he faced this very personal battle with courage, strength and grace,” he continued in his statement. Whitfield … Read entire article »

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Toronto Film Festival Releases Short Film On Anniversary of 9/11

The Toronto International Film Festival which began its 36th event last night in Toronto, Canada, is set so show a short film on Sunday to mark the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the United States, which will feature the impact that the attacks had on the festival filmmakers present and the festival bosses. As a result of the attacks almost ten years ago, many film makers from the U.S. were stranded in Canada when planes were grounded and travel across borders impossible as borders were closed for days. On the day of the attack the festival shut down for the remainder of the day, and after considering canceling the remaining five days, organizers decided to go ahead, but without any of the parties or red carpets which are normally … Read entire article »

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Chaz Bono Gets People Talking about “Dancing With The Stars”

This week “Dancing with the Stars” announced the lineup for their next series which includes Chaz Bono the son of Sonny and Cher, although he was born a daughter. The inclusion of a transgendered person is of course causing controversy, as have shows in the past when the inclusion of Bristol Palin and Kate Gosselin caused people to question the sanity of the producers. However, selecting Chaz Bob, who is 42, is certainly getting people interested in the series which will air on ABC on Monday September 19 at 8/7c. Comments are being made all over the internet, with some groups claiming that the inclusion of Bono will stop the program from being a family affair. Conrad Green is the executive producer who explains that they always try to choose people from … Read entire article »

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“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Will Air 5 Sept As Scheduled

The reality television series “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” will air its premiere for the sixth installment on 5 September, Bravo Media announced on Wednesday, despite the suicide death of Russell Armstrong the husband of Taylor Armstrong who star in the show. The breakdown of the Armstrong marriage was documented by the network, and the couple announced their breakup in July 2011. The couple had one daughter together Kennedy who is just five years old. Armstrong was an investor who was going through some difficult financial times as well as the breakup of his marriage. The network has been deciding how to proceed after Russell Armstrong took his own life by hanging on 15 August, leaving no note. Episodes are being re-edited, and the network is working with the Entertainment Industries Council … Read entire article »

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Dancing With The Stars – New Cast For Season 13

On Monday evening during the broadcast of the Bachelor Pad, ABC announced its new contestants for season 13 of Dancing With The Stars, and if you don’t know many of the twelve, don’t worry, you are not alone. This latest group of twelve include David Arquette who is an actor, but is probably more well known as the husband of Courtney Cox who starred as Monica in the long running series Friends. Ron Artest is also scheduled on the show. He is an Los Angeles Laker, with a mixed history. He punched a fan in the face at one game, but this year he received the citizenship award from the NBA National Basketball Association as recognition of his charity work. Chaz Bono is the off spring of Sonny and Cher, was named Chastity … Read entire article »

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“Treme” Actor Michael Showers Found Dead In Mississippi River

A body discovered floating in the Mississippi River in New Orleans on Wednesday has been recovered from the river and identified as the actor of “Treme” Michael Showers. An autopsy will be performed by the coroner’s office to determine the cause of death, but a chief investigator for the office said that it appeared that the body had been in the water for roughly two days. A steamboat captain noticed the body floating in the water on Wednesday morning and alerted the police who recovered the body shortly after, and by late Wednesday they had confirmed that the body was indeed that of Michael Showers. Showers was 45 and according to reports lived in the Chalmette area close by. Showers played the role of police Captain John Guidry in the HBO drama … Read entire article »

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Amy Winehouse Toxicology Report Shows No Illegal Substances

The family of Amy Winehouse released a statement on Tuesday saying that there were no illegal drugs showing up in the toxicology report for Amy Winehouse who died on 23 July in her home in north London. However alcohol was in her system at the time of her death but it is still not known whether this played any part in the 27 year old’s death. The British singer had battled with drug and alcohol addiction for years, but had been trying to get her life back on track. It has been reported that she stopped taking illegal drugs about three years ago, and she was working on her alcohol addiction at the time of her death. Her father said at her funeral that during her last three weeks, she was … Read entire article »

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2011 MTV Video Music Awards Set For 28 August

The stage is set now for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards which is to be held in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre on 28 August, with Lady Gaga opening the awards, and Selena Gomez hosting the pre show. There are plenty of top names due to perform, including  Adele, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Young The Giant. And with Lady Gaga  nominated for four awards, it is sure to be a night to remember. Gaga is nominated for the Best Female Video with ‘Born This Way’, for the Best Art Direction with ‘Judas’, for Best Choreography also with ‘Judas’ and she is also nominated for the Best Video with a Message for ‘Born This Way’. What is not known is what Lady Gaga will be wearing to the … Read entire article »

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Stage Collapses Killing 5 At Pukkelpop Festival In Belgium

For the second time within a week, a stage at an outdoor concert collapsed during a storm, this time in Belgium, killing 5 people and injuring about 150 officials reported on Friday. The Pukkelpop Festival is an annual event held near Hasselt about 50 miles east of Brussels in Belgium, but on Thursday night the music festival was hit by a violent thunderstorm that blew down trees which crashed into the rigging, stages collapsed, as did tents and in heavy rain and a hailstorm, at least five people were killed and many others injured, some seriously. Giant television screens also fell during the storm As a result the remainder of the three day festival has been canceled.  Foo Fighters, Eminem and the Offspring were scheduled to perform as the headliners. The tragedy follows … Read entire article »

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Russell Armstrong, Husband Of “Real Housewives” Star Taylor Armstrong, Found Dead

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has confirmed that Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of Taylor Armstrong, the star of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” was found dead on Monday evening in his home in Los Angeles. Although death was the result of hanging, no suicide note has yet been found, according to Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner’s office. Armstrong was 47 years old, and was an investment banker, and venture capitalist and lived on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles The couple were going through the process of divorce after announcing their separation in July. They had been married for six years, and the couple have one daughter together, Kennedy Armstrong who is five years old. Taylor cited physical and verbal abuse as the reasons for filing for divorce. Russell … Read entire article »

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Stage Collapses Killing Five In Storm In Indianapolis

On Saturday night at least five people were killed and another 40 or more were injured during a state fair in Indianapolis when a concert stage collapsed during a sudden gust of wind. Police reported that four people were killed when the metal scaffolding which was holding the lights for the event fell onto fans in the front of the audience, and other equipment fell too. A fifth person died in hospital overnight. Three of those who died were in their forties and fifties, and the other two in their twenties. The tragedy occurred during a break in the performance, with Sara Bareilles who is nominated for a Grammy having finished about half an hour before, and the country group Sugarland were due to perform next. Apparently just minutes before the incident, an … Read entire article »

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Jani Lane Autopsy Gives No Reason For Death As Yet

Although the authorities are working to determine the cause of death for former Warrant singer Jani Lane, no reason has yet been given for his death which happened on Thursday when he was found alone in a Comfort Inn motel in Woodland Hills, California. apparently the singer owned a home in South Bay which is about 30 miles away. According to police, alcohol and prescription drugs were found in the room with Lane, and hi sister has said that Lane has been battling alcoholism for some time now and was a heavy drinker. The family of Lane will hold a private memorial service on Sunday, and then on the 24th August at a destination in Hollywood as yet to be decided, there will be a public memorial with performances by metal bands … Read entire article »

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