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Melanie Moore Wins “So You Think You Can Dance” Finale

As the eighth season of So You Think You Can Dance wrapped up on Thursday, Melanie Moore was crowned the winner, with Sasha Mallory, aged 23 from Bakersfield, California, placing second, Marko Germar, a jazz dancer, third and 25 year old Tadd Guadduang fourth.  Along with winnings of $250,000, she also receives a sponsorship deal, and will tour with the other contestants from So You Think You Can Dance when that tour begins in September in New Orleans, finishing in November in Glendale. Moore is a student at Fordham University in New York, and will be using her prize money to return to school to study dance and choreography. She is from Moore comes from Marietta, Georgia, and began dancing at the age of two. She is a 19 year old … Read entire article »

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Miranda Cosgrove Breaks Ankle In Bus Accident And Cancels Her Tour

Early on Thursday morning in Vandalia, Illinois, about 70 miles to the northeast of St. Louis, the bus that Miranda Cosgrove, an American film and television actress as well as a pop recording artist, was traveling in was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a tractor trailer. Cosgrove, one of five people on the bus, broke her ankle while others, including the bus driver and the tractor driver had more serious injuries. As a result of the accident, Cosgrove’s “Dancing Crazy Summer Tour” has been postponed until further notice. There was a performance scheduled for Friday in Wichita, Kansas and another in Denver on Saturday. Cosgrove, who was born in 1993, began her acting career at the age of three when she began taking roles on television commercials. Since then she … Read entire article »

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Gavin DeGraw Out Of Hospital And Recovering After Attack

Gavin DeGraw, the American musician and songwriter was released from hospital in New York on Tuesday after he was attacked by a group of men early on Sunday morning near the National Underground which is a bar which he co-owns with his brother. Shortly after this attack by a group of men, the musician was then hit by a taxi. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan, and treated for a broken nose, lacerations to his face, as well as a concussion. As a result DeGraw canceled his performance at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, New York which was scheduled for Tuesday 9th August. He has also canceled any events he was due to perform till next week at the earliest. DeGraw got his big break in the music world … Read entire article »

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100th Birthday For Lucille Ball Celebrated In Jamestown, New York On Saturday

Had Lucille Ball lived she would have turned 100 on Saturday, and for this special occasion, 915 red lipped, Lucy Ricardo look-alikes many wearing blue and white polka dot dresses, gathered together in Jamestown, New York, to set a record for the most Lucys to be in one place at the same time. This was just part of the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy’s fun-packed days in Jamestown where love and laughter was the theme, and a parade was planned along with amateur comics performing. The first Guinness world record was recorded in Lucy Ricardos honor on Saturday on what would have been her 100th birthday, with all these Lucys in one place, many with the upswept hair, and with face masks of Lucy. The Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy, … Read entire article »

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Desperate Housewives To End After 8th Season In May 2011

The eight season of Desperate Housewives the ABC television comedy drama created by Marc Cherry is due to air on Sunday 25 September 2011 after the series was officially renewed back in May of this year, but it is now being reported, that this will be the last season for the housewives of Wisteria Lane, the fictional setting of Fairview. The first showing was back in 2004 on ABC, and it has been very popular with both viewers and critics, winning many awards. The audience has been reported to be approximately 120 million, in 2007, and in 2010 it had an average audience of over 50 million across many different countries. With the large audiences has come large revenues, but the ratings apparently were dropping during the last series. Terri Hatcher who … Read entire article »

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Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones And Dick Smith To Receive Honorary Oscars

IIt was announced on Tuesday night that Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones and Dick Smith will each receive an honorary Oscar award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, AMPAS, in November at the Third Annual Governors Award. At this time, Winfrey, born in 1954, will be presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award which Winfrey will receive for her philanthropic and humanitarian contributions. The nomination and voting for this award are restricted to members of the Board of Governors of AMPAS. This award is named after the actor Jean Hersholt, 1886-1956, who was the president of the Motion Picture Relief Fund for 18 years, as well as the president of AMPAS during 1945 to 1949. Winfrey supports various causes which include her own Angel Network, the Oprah Winfrey … Read entire article »

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Zara Phillips Marries Mike Tindall In Edinburgh On Saturday

In the second royal wedding of the year, Zara Phillips the daughter of Princess Anne (the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh) and Mark Phillips married England’s rugby captain Mike Tindall in Canongate Kirk on Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile. However, it was a very different occasion than the royal wedding in April of Prince William and Kate Middleton which was watched by many thousands around the world. Saturday’s July wedding was a low key event which was attended by Queen Elizabeth as well as Prince William and his wife Kate ( otherwise known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge). However, hundreds did venture on to the streets of Ediinburgh, Scotland, in the hope of seeing royalty or other stars attending the wedding of the … Read entire article »

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Amy Winehouse Leaves Behind Unreleased Music

The fans of Amy Winehouse will be interested to learn that there are apparently a number of unreleased songs in various stages of production, but as yet no decision has been made by the family as to their future. Winehouse was found dead in her home in north London on Saturday 23 July. She was 27 years old. An autopsy has not revealed the reason for her death. Winehouse who battled with drug and alcohol addiction is said to have been trying to get her life back on the right tracks, and was looking forward to releasing a new album. She only released two albums “Frank” which was released in 2003 and “Back to Black” (released in 2006) in her short life, but since her death digital sales of her music … Read entire article »

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Kristin Cavallari – Split After Wedding Dress Shoot?

The news is spreading that the actress Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler, the American football player have called off their engagement, but the timing is rather unfortunate, as it comes only days after Cavallari posed in wedding dresses for the Life & Style magazine. Kristin Cavallari is a reality TV star who starred in the show “The Hills” during the 2009 and 2010 series, being involved in 23 episodes. Back in 2004 and 2005 she starred in “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County” for almost 30 episodes, and has been involved with other acting work and movies too. The couple went on vacation in April this year to Cabo San Lucas at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula in Mexico, which is where Cutler proposed to Cavallari. However, after Cavallari … Read entire article »

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British Singer Amy Winehouse Dies In London Home

Many news sources are reporting that British singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse has died at the age of 27. Paramedics were called to her home shortly after 4pm on Saturday, where a 27 year old believed to be Amy Winehouse was found dead at the scene. No cause of death has yet been released, and her publicists have not yet commented. Winehouse had recently canceled her European tour after she gave what was called a disastrous performance in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. She arrived late, and then tried to get through her performance where she was seen staggering as if drunk. She was booed off the stage there. Winehouse gained popularity for her “Back to Black” in 2006. Her single “Rehab” was a big hit, and in 2008 she received various … Read entire article »

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Shriver and Schwarzenegger’s Son Injured In Boogie Board Accident

It has been a tough week for the families of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger, as their 13 year old son Christopher was injured earlier in the week  due to a boogie board accident which occurred at Escondido Beach in California. As a result of the accident, Christopher has been in the intensive care, being treated for broken bones and a collapsed lung. Shriver has apparently been sleeping at the hospital, and Arnold Schwarzenegger has visited his son during the week. Fortunately, Christopher is expected to make a full recovery. However, this was the week that divorce papers were filed concerning a settlement of the now separated couple’s affairs, with Schwarzenegger reportedly trying to not pay spousal support. Schwarzenegger, the former governor of California has admitted that he fathered a child with … Read entire article »

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Eric Dane Had Treatment For Painkiller Addiction

It was announced on Wednesday that the actor Eric Dane who plays Dr. Mark Sloan on “Grey’s Anatomy” recently checked himself voluntarily into treatment for his addiction to painkilling medications which had been subscribed to him for a sports injury. However, it is expected to be business as usual next week for the actor. Dane and his wife actress Rebecca Gayheart were married in October, 2004, and they have one child a daughter, Billie Beatrice who was born in 2010. Earlier this month it was announced that Gayheart is pregnant with their second child. It was 2005 when Dane first appeared on Grey’s Anatomy which is a medical drama, and as a result of positive feedback from that show, he became a regular in the show’s third season. He also appeared in … Read entire article »

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Outage Hits Netflix Streaming Service At Wrong Time

Although there is never a good time for an outage of any kind, the recent outage which shut down Netflix’s streaming service on Sunday night was definitely at the wrong time. Just last week Netflix announced that they were increasing the fee charged to new subscribers immediately, and to existing customers in September, resulting in an outpouring of anger and many phone calls to Netflix to complain. So to lose their streaming service on Sunday night for a few hours, does not sit well with subscribers. As yet there has been no reason given for the outage, but it has fueled more tweeted posts from disgruntled customers, even though the issue has now been resolved. Netflix who are opening up their service in Europe soon, are trying to move people away from … Read entire article »

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Split Up

On Friday, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony announced that their marriage is over. It was the third marriage for Lopez and second for Anthony. The couple were married in 2004, and have a set of three year old twins together, Max and Emme. After the birth of the twins, Lopez and Anthony renewed their wedding vows, and on their 6th wedding anniversary June 2010, they again reaffirmed their love for each other. The move to split surprised many, but a few were wondering about  the couple as Lopez attended the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) charity evening last Saturday in Los Angeles with her mother. Prince William and his wife Kate were in attendance in Los Angeles for the fundraiser at end of their trip to Canada, and … Read entire article »

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Netflix Increase Prices, Customers Threaten To Quit

Many customers of Netflix, the American company which provides on-demand internet streaming video for both Canada and the United States for a flat rate, have had their phones ringing since they announced on Tuesday that they are going to increase their rates on 1 September. The original plan cost $9.99 per month for both DVD rentals as well as streaming, but starting on 1 September this will change to $7.99 per month for each plan, so for those using both services , it will cost $15.98, a substantial increase for many users. However, the plans for new users begin at the new rate straight away. Existing customers have been phoning Netflix to complain about the increase, but the company was prepared for this, and had extra staff on hand to deal with … Read entire article »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Returns To The Screen In ‘The Last Stand’

After taking a break from the movie scene because of his own personal drama, Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to return to the screen according to Deadline, by playing a 63 year old sheriff in this western movie, ‘The Last Stand’  which is being directed by the Korean Kim-Ji Won, and will be this director’s first English movie. Schwarzenegger had said he would be back to the movie world when the scandal broke about his personal life, and now this does seem to be settling down after the shocking news that he not only cheated on his wife of many years Maria Shriver, but also had a son by the woman he cheated on her with, Mildred Patricia Baena who was the housekeeper for the couple. Even worse, the housekeeper and her … Read entire article »

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Babies: Boy For Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy And Girl For David And Victoria Beckham

It was a busy week for the stars David and Victoria Beckham and Kate Hudson and her fiance Matthew Bellamy, as both couples welcomed their baby to the world. Kate and Matthew had a healthy boy, which was the first child for the couple, but Kate already has a 7 year old son Ryan with Chris Robinson her ex husband who is a singer with the Black Crowes. No name has been reported for this baby as yet. For the Beckhams, it was a busy weekend, as David attended a drinks reception welcoming the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, otherwise known as William and Kate to Los Angeles, but Victoria was unable to attend due to her advanced pregnancy and sent her regrets. This baby girl arrived early on Sunday morning, and … Read entire article »

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William & Kate Visit Southern California

Prince William and Kate spent Saturday at a fund raising polo event during which the Prince scored 4 goals, and then moved on to the formal British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Brits to Watch event in the evening. As in Canada, the royal couple were met with enthusiasm by the crowds, although in the evening even the star actors and actresses at the event were a little nervous at the outset. The chairman of BAFTA told the attendees that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did not want anyone bowing or giving a curtsy when they met the couple. Nicola Kidman sat at the same table as William and Kate, along with Barbra Sreisand and her husband James Brolin, studio executives and diplomats. Jennifer Lopez, Tom Hanks, and … Read entire article »

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