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Saturday
Oct252014

Jack Bruce, Bassist of Rock Band Cream Dead at 71

Photo by Barbara Zanon/Redferns via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jack Bruce of the 1960's rock band Cream has passed away at the age of 71.

"It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend," the landing page of Bruce's website read. "The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts."

Bruce, born on May 14, 1943 in Glasgow, Scotland, formed Cream with Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton in the 1960s. The band went on to sell 35 million albums in just over two years before they split up in 1968.


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Friday
Oct242014

Olivia Munn Reveals Aaron Rodgers Gave Her a 'Special Ring'

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Olivia Munn is one lucky woman.

The actress, who has been dating NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers for several months, opened up to the New York Post's Alexa magazine about a special gift he gave her recently.

"I wore this for a premiere... and he had heard me talking to my stylist about being obsessed with it," she said. "It is such a special ring, and then he surprised me [with it]."

Realizing what assumptions might be made from that statement, she clarified that she and her beau are not engaged.

"It’s not that kind of ring, by the way. It’s not the special ring," she clarified. "I mean, it’s a very special ring, but it is not the special ring."

Munn, 34, and Rodgers, 30, were first linked last spring and were photographed kissing on the set of her TV show, The Newsroom this past June.


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Friday
Oct242014

Report: Teresa and Joe Giudice's Marriage Is on the Rocks 

Heidi Gutman/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe have both been sentenced to months in federal prison for tax fraud. So it may come as no surprise that Us Weekly reports their marriage is on the rocks.

"Teresa and Joe’s emotional connection is fading," a family friend told the magazine. "Resentment is creeping in. There is an icy distance."

Teresa is set to report to a facility in Danbury, Connecticut -- a prison that inspired Orange is the New Black -- on January 5 to serve 15 months. Afterward, her husband will begin his three and a half years in jail. The judge staggered their sentences because the couple have four daughters.

The Us Weekly source says Teresa "expects him to step up and learn the girls’ schedules. But he hasn’t shown interest."

"Joe says Teresa is nagging," the source continued.

Still, the source said a divorce is not likely. "Splitting up would cause the kids turmoil. She wouldn’t bring them more harm," the source explained.

Along with their legal problems, it doesn't help that Joe recently revealed that he struggles with drinking. In an interview on Watch What Happens Live, Joe admitted he had a problem with drinking wine. "I could easily do two, three bottles, four bottles easily" a night, he told host Andy Cohen. "It does help me sleep. It's either that or I have to take a pill and I don't want to take a pill."


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Friday
Oct242014

Andrew Garfield Reveals Why He Won't Talk About Girlfriend Emma Stone 

Ida Astute/ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Andrew Garfield has been tight-lipped about dating his Amazing Spider-Man co-star Emma Stone, and while he understands people's interest in the personal lives of celebrities, he says the details of their relationship will stay private.

"I understand why people are interested in the personal lives of people who are in public more than those that aren't," the 31-year-old actor told E! Online. "Just for me, it's not something that I...I don't want it in my life, so I do everything I can to deflect it and say no to it..."

The actor adds, "Sometimes...you just have to disappoint people and say, ‘Well, no. No thank you. Thank you for asking and thank you for your interest and no.'"

Garfield will next be seen starring opposite Liam Neeson in Martin Scorsese's historical drama Silence, slated for a November 2015 release.


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Friday
Oct242014

Kelly Osbourne Honors Joan Rivers with a Tattoo

Kelly Osbourne with Joan Rivers and the cast of The Fashion Police. Timothy White/E!(LOS ANGELES) -- When Joan Rivers died last month, her Fashion Police co-host Kelly Osbourne was devastated.

Now, she's done something to memorialize her late friend: She got a tattoo.

"In honor of you @joanrivers...'If you looked at aerodynamics, at science, the bumble bee should not be able to fly. Physically, it was just not anatomically equipped to soar. Yet it did, defying gravity, defying logic. The bee was a creature that defied and beat the odds, a miracle,'" Osbourne wrote on Instagram. "Thank you for being my Miracle @joanrivers."

 

 

Rivers was 81 when she died on Sept. 4 of low blood oxygen after going into cardiac arrest while undergoing a procedure to treat voice changes and acid reflux.

Her death touched the lives of her millions of fans, including Osbourne, 29.

"I'm completely heartbroken by the loss of my beloved Joan. Not only was she my boss, she was and will always be my teacher, therapist, closest friend, inspiration and the only grandmother I ever knew," she wrote on Facebook at the time. "She was family and I will never forget her. Laughter will be difficult for a while but when I'm sad, lonely or upset all I will have to do is think of Joan and a smile will cross my face. Laughter is what she gave us and laughter is what she would want us to do in remembrance of her."


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Friday
Oct242014

TLC Cancels “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” 

TLC

(NEW YORK) -- Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has been canceled.

The decision comes on the heels of a TMZ report that show matriarch Mama June, or June Shannon, is dating a convicted child molester.

"TLC has cancelled the series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately," a spokesperson for the network told ABC News in a statement. "Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to the children's ongoing comfort and well-being.”

However, the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star, a mother of four including 9-year-old Alana, a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo, has denied having a relationship with the sex offender.

"I want to make a post trying to clear up the rumors remember you can't believe everything you read!" she wrote on Facebook. "It isnt true i promise my kids r #1 priority over anything else and I would never put them in danger period over this or anything else they r my life this is my past I left him 10 yrs ago for it and I wouldn't go back."

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is currently between seasons. Yesterday, a spokesperson for the network told ABC News that it was "reassessing the future of the series."

"TLC is not currently in production on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," the network told ABC News in a statement Thursday. "We are very concerned about this new information."


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Friday
Oct242014

Aaron Paul Criticizes Toys ‘R’ Us' Decision to Pull "Breaking Bad" Figures

Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC(NEW YORK) -- Just days after Toys "R" Us announced it was putting Breaking Bad action figures on an "indefinite sabbatical" from its stores, Aaron Paul is supporting a petition to put the toys back on the shelves.

Paul, who played Jesse Pinkman on the AMC drama, on Thursday mocked the initial petition, launched by a Florida mom, that led to the decision by Toys "R" Us.

The Emmy winner tweeted, "Wait, so @ToysRUs pulled all of the Breaking Bad figures from their shelves and still sells Barbie? Hmmmm...I wonder what is more damaging?"

He then posted a fake quote from President Obama: "'@BarackObama: Wait, are you serious about the whole @ToysRUs thing?!?' Yes I am Mr. President. Yes I am."

In a third tweet, Paul commented, "And what about all of the violent video games you sell @ToysRUs ? Do you still sell those? Florida mom really messed it up for everyone."

The mother he's referring to is Susan Schrivjer, whose Change.org petition argued that the action figures were "a dangerous deviation" from the toy store's "family friendly values." The figures of Pinkman and Walter White, Bryan Cranston's character, come with a detachable bag of cash and a bag of methamphetamines.

Paul later tweeted a new Change.org petition that calls on Toys "R" Us to keep selling the action figures. He wrote, "This would be so fun to show the Florida mom."

Paul added, in typical Jesse Pinkman fashion, "Yeah B****."

The new petition had more than nine thousand supporters as of Thursday night.

Earlier this week, Cranston joked on Twitter, "'Florida mom petitions against Toys 'R Us over Breaking Bad action figures.' I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest."

Following Toys "R" Us' announcement, he wrote, "Toys R Us puts Breaking Bad toys on 'indefinite sabbatical.' Word on the street is that they were sent to Belize. Nicely played Florida Mom."


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Friday
Oct242014

Oscar Producers Respond to Report that Neil Patrick Harris Was Back-Up Plan for Hosting Role

ABC/Mark Ashman(LOS ANGELES) -- The producers of the 2015 Oscars telecast say a report claiming Neil Patrick Harris was their fourth option to host the show isn't quite accurate.

The Hollywood Reporter claimed earlier this week that Craig Zadan and Neil Meron initially "begged" the 2014 host, Ellen DeGeneres, to take on the role again. When she said no, the publication reported, the producers expressed interest in Chris Rock and later Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Zadan and Meron have addressed the report in a statement to Deadline.com, in which they explained the process that led to last week's announcement of Harris as host. They said, “After every Oscar show there is always a discussion as to who will host the next one. Many names are discussed and sometimes even floated without there being any formal offers. At times, these casual discussions take on a life of their own, and some are eager to break a story without knowing the facts."

The statement continues, "Neil Patrick Harris received the Academy’s formal offer. He is the perfect choice for the Oscars and will be the consummate host.”

Harris will host the 87th Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22, 2015. ABC will air the show live.


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Friday
Oct242014

Aaron Sorkin Confirms Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs on the Big Screen

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Christian Bale has landed a new job: the role of Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic of the late Apple visionary.

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirmed Bale's involvement to Bloomberg, commenting, "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale."

Sorkin, who won a screenplay Oscar in 2011 for The Social Network, added, “He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.”

Sorkin says that while Bale "has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined," he's confident the actor will "crush it."

It was reported last week that Bale was in negotiations to star in the currently-untitled film, which is based on the 2011 biography Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. He's stepping in for Leonardo DiCaprio, who reportedly dropped out of talks for the lead role.

Danny Boyle, whose directing credits include Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, will helm the project.

 
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Friday
Oct242014

"The Late Late Show with James Corden" to Premiere in March

Cindy Ord/Getty Image(NEW YORK) -- British actor James Corden will make his debut as the host of The Late Late Show starting March 9, 2015, CBS announced Thursday.

"I can’t describe how thrilled and honored I am to be taking over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson," Corden said in a statement. "To be asked to host such a prestigious show on America’s #1 network is hugely exciting. I can’t wait to get started, and will do my very best to make a show America will enjoy."

The late night show will tape in Los Angeles with Ben Winston serving as the show’s executive producer.

Ferguson, who has hosted the show for 10 years, will depart the CBS series on Dec. 19. He revealed his departure right after David Letterman announced his retirement from CBS' Late Show. He will be replaced by Stephen Colbert sometime next year.

Corden can currently be seen on the big screen with Keira Knightley in Begin Again. The actor also has a role in Disney's Into the Woods, due out in December.


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