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Friday
Jan142011

Golden Globe Awards to Air Sunday on NBC

Photo Courtesy - Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live from coast to coast on NBC this Sunday, Jan. 16, at 8 p.m. EST and 5 p.m. PST.  Ricky Gervais will host for the second year in a row from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The King's Speech, starring Colin Firth and based on the life of England's King George VI, leads the way with seven nominations.  The Social Network and The Fighter also have more than a fighter's chance of winning a Golden Globe, with six nominations each.  The Fox series Glee is the most nominated TV show, with five nods.

On Thursday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which presents the Globes, added new names to the list of presenters, including Tim Allen, Alec Baldwin, Jeff Bridges, Tina Fey, Megan Fox, Tom Hanks, Sylvester Stallone and Renee Zellweger.

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Friday
Jan142011

'The Green Hornet,' 'The Dilemma' Open Nationwide

Photo Courtesy - Sony Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

* The Green Hornet -- The masked hero that debuted on radio in the 1930s and had his own TV show in the 1960s comes to the big screen, courtesy of star Seth Rogen, who co-wrote the screenplay.  With the help of his sidekick Kato, Rogen's Britt Reid becomes a vigilante known as the Green Hornet after the death of his famous father.  Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz and Tom Wilkinson also star in the PG-13 rated flick.

* The Dilemma -- Vince Vaughn is Ronny, who suspects that the wife of his best friend Nick, played by Kevin James, may be cheating on his pal.  He struggles to come up with a way to break the bad news to his pal.  Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum and Queen Latifah also star in this Ron Howard-directed comedy.  The film is rated PG-13.

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Friday
Jan142011

Martha Stewart's Dog Gives Her Busted Lip

Photo Courtesy - Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Digitas(NEW YORK) -- Martha Stewart's dog gave her a not-so-lovely parting gift after the TV host tried to say goodbye to the French bulldog.

According to TMZ.com, Stewart says she was on the receiving end of a head butt from her dog, Francesca, after she leaned over to say goodbye to the sleeping pooch.  The impact split her lip and drew blood, a wound that needed nine stitches to close.

Stewart thinks she may have "startled" the dog.

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Friday
Jan142011

Source: Ryan Seacrest Planning to Propose

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A new season of American Idol may not be the only big event Ryan Seacrest is gearing up for this year.

A source tells RadarOnline.com the American Idol host is planning to propose to girlfriend Julianne Hough.  The insider said, "Ryan already has the ring -- and it's a rock, four to five carats.  Money was no object for Ryan...expect the Rolls Royce of engagement rings."

The source added, "He's had it for a while and is in the process of planning the engagement.  It's going to happen within the next few months or so."

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Friday
Jan142011

Tom Hanks' 20-Year-Old Son Goes Viral with Rap Song

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Tom Hanks' 20-year-old son isn't quite following in his dad's footsteps.

Chet Hanks, a student at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., has released a rap song that has become a minor hit on the Internet. The song, "Purple and White," is inspired by Whiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" and is a nod to the school's official colors.

In discussing the song with his school newspaper, Hanks, who raps under the alias Chet Haze, says, "Any kids really living the college life can relate to it."

He tells the New York Daily News that his parents, including mom Rita Wilson, support his rap career "100 percent."

Hanks has also released another song online, titled "West Side LA." Despite his music aspirations, he has dabbled in his father's profession: the theater major had a small role in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

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Friday
Jan142011

Colin Firth Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Photo Courtesy - Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The King's Speech star Colin Firth was treated like royalty Thursday, when he received the 2,429th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The 50-year-old British actor, whose star is located in front of a British pub, said he never thought as a child he'd achieve the success that he has.  He joked, "I have a feeling I'm going to be here when I'm about 93 under a pile of blankets asking for spare change and trying to convince anyone who will listen that I'm the guy whose name is on the sidewalk."

Firth is nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in The King's Speech.  He received an Oscar nod last year for A Single Man.  His other credits include Mamma Mia!, The English Patient, Love Actually and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

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Friday
Jan142011

'Hannah Montana' Comes to an End; Final Episode Airs Sunday

Photo Courtesy - Walt Disney Records(NEW YORK) -- The final episode of Miley Cyrus' TV show Hannah Montana airs on Sunday.

The Disney Channel series first debuted March 24, 2006, when Cyrus was the fresh-faced daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus.  Now, five years later, Miley's an international superstar who's sold millions of albums and concert tickets and millions of dollars' worth of merchandise.

In the final Hannah Montana episode, titled "Wherever I Go," Miley/Hannah is called upon to make the biggest decision of her life -- whether to go to college, or to accept a role in a movie.  Cyrus wouldn't go into details about the episode, but said, "I think everyone realizes that they can't live on Hannah Montana's coattails forever.  You gotta move on at some point."

Leaving behind the show on which she grew up will be a strange experience for Cyrus, who always felt it was her comfort zone.  She said, "It's going to be hard, after a tour or a movie, not [being able to say], 'OK, yeah, I can go back to the show and people that I'm used to and people that I like and have known me before any of this stardom thing ever happened.'"

Cyrus will next appear in the upcoming film L.O.L., opposite Demi Moore, and is also shooting another film called So Undercover.  She'll likely continue to tour and record as well.  Cyrus said, "I know, like, 100 percent what I wanna do, and that's continue to entertain people."

The final episode of Hannah Montana airs at 7 p.m. E.T. Sunday on the Disney Channel.

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Friday
Jan142011

New Michael Jackson Fragrances on the Way?

Photo Courtesy - PRNewsFoto(NICE, France) -- The latest products to capitalize on the late Michael Jackson are his-and-her fragrances inspired by floral aroma from plants that grow at Neverland Ranch, according to AFP.

The report says Jackson’s Tribute for men and Jackson’s Legend for women will go on sale March 7 in the U.S.  The fragrances reportedly are the result of a 50/50 partnership between the late singer’s father, Joe Jackson, and Julian Rouas Paris, a French fragrance manufacturer.  The company’s master perfumer says Jackson’s Legend for women has a fruity, floral aroma while Jackson’s Tribute for men features a more musky scent.

A spokesman for Michael Jackson’s estate tells AFP the fragrance venture is “a Joe Jackson deal” and the estate is not involved.

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Friday
Jan142011

Opening Date for 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' Postponed Again

Photo Courtesy - Bruce Glikas/ FilmMagic/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The producers of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark have postponed the show's opening date by about a month.

The opening date has been pushed back from Feb. 7 to March 15, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The musical's producers say they need time to "fine-tune aspects of the show."  In addition, preview performances that had been scheduled for the next two Tuesdays have been canceled.

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which has been plagued by numerous setbacks, including injuries to cast members, has postponed its opening date at least three times so far.

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Thursday
Jan132011

Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart Team for Joint Tour; Stevie Album May 3

Photo Courtesy - BarWal Productions | Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Now that's what we call a double bill.  On Thursday's installment of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks announced that they're teaming up for a joint tour called The Heart & Soul Tour.  The jaunt will kick off March 20 in Fort Lauderdale and will see both Rod and Stevie performing all their hits.  Tickets go on sale Jan. 21.

In a statement, Rod seemed to indicate that his Great American Songbook tunes would not be part of this tour. 

"We haven’t yet begun rehearsals but I can already tell you this, with Stevie on board our audiences are in store for an evening of pure rock & roll music."  He added, "I’m already thinking about which of my old favorites to bring back and vocally, I think we’ve both begun thinking about which songs might be great fun and well-suited for a duet or two,” he said.

And there's more exciting news: Stevie will be releasing a brand new album, In: Your Dreams, on May 3.  It's her first collection of new material in ten years.  The first single, Secret Love, will be out Feb. 3.

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