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May052011

Cameron Diaz: Who Needs Marriage?

George Pimentel/Getty Images for Creative Artists Agency(LONDON) -- You're more likely to see Cameron Diaz walking the red carpet than walking down the aisle.  The 38-year-old actress, who's currently dating New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, tells the June issue of Maxim she's not really into settling down.  Asked whether she thinks marriage is a dying institution, Diaz said, "I do.  I think we have to make our own rules.  I don't think we should live our lives in relationships based off old traditions that don't suit our world any longer."

Diaz, who counts Matt Dillon and Justin Timberlake among her exes, backed up her words to the British edition of Elle.  In its June issue, she said, "I think a lot of people are married to people they're not romantic with any more.  I just didn't ever marry anybody that I then had to get divorced from.  We break up.  We move on."

Diaz gives her take on making a relationship work to Maxim, explaining, "Guys need women who challenge them and don't let them get away with their sh**.  Women, conversely, need to not be crazy bitches who blow up when their guys tell them something that scares them."

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Thursday
May052011

Johnny Depp Not Anxious to Start Filming New 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Film

MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Johnny Depp wants to enjoy the release of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film before he dives into the next sequel in the popular franchise. Depp, who reprises his role of Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, opening May 20, says he has yet to see the script for the as-yet-untitled fifth film in the series.

But he does tell The Hollywood Reporter, "It's not something where I would say, 'Let's shoot it next month to get it out by Christmas 2012.'" He adds, "We should hold off for a bit. They should be special, just like they are special to me."

Currently, he's not officially attached to star in the film.

The Hollywood Reporter says the script for the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film has already been sent by the screenwriter to Disney.

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Thursday
May052011

John Travolta's Wife and Daughter to Join Him in New Gotti Film

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- John Travolta's new project is turning into a real family affair.  The actor's wife, Kelly Preston, will co-star with her hubby in the upcoming film about mobster John Gotti, reports RadarOnline.com.  The film's executive producer, Marc Fiore, says Preston will portray Victoria Gotti, the wife of John Gotti, played by Travolta.  In addition, the couple's real-life 11-year-old daughter, Ella Bleu, will reportedly appear as the couple's daughter.  Lindsay Lohan, initially said to have been cast as Gotti's daughter, Victoria, will instead play his daughter-in-law.

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Thursday
May052011

NFL, 'Dancing' Star Hines Ward Handcuffed in Police Misunderstanding

Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers' "silent assassin" Hines Ward found himself on the wrong end of a gun Thursday morning in Los Angeles -- but it was all a big misunderstanding.

TMZ reports that the Dancing with the Stars celebrity was riding in a car with a female driver at around 2 a.m. when LAPD officers pulled the vehicle over.  It seems the cops ran the license plate of the car and realized that it had been reported stolen.  TMZ reports that the officers drew their weapons and ordered Ward and the driver out of the car and handcuffed them.  But the female driver explained that the car was actually hers -- it had been stolen, but she had gotten it back and forgotten to inform the police.

The officers were able to verify the driver's story, according to TMZ, and let her and Hines leave.  Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Hines was "very cooperative and understanding" about the mishap.

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Thursday
May052011

Poll: Who's the Hottest Celebrity Mom?

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Halle Berry may be a hot mom, but not as hot as Angelina Jolie.  Jolie edged out her fellow Oscar winner for the title of hottest celebrity mom in an OMG! on Yahoo! poll of 2,000 people that focused on celebrities and Mother's Day.  Jolie took 26 percent of the vote, while Berry notched 25 percent.  Here's a look at all the results:

Hottest Celebrity Mom
1. Angelina Jolie -- 26%
2. Halle Berry -- 25%
3. Jennifer Lopez -- 21%
4. Heidi Klum -- 12%
5. Sofia Vergara -- 7%
6. Gisele Bundchen -- 5%
7. Kendra Wilkinson -- 4%

Hottest Celebrity Baby Bump
1. Jessica Alba -- 37%
2. Natalie Portman -- 22%
3. Kate Hudson -- 19%
4. Victoria Beckham --9%
5. Pink -- 9%
6. Jewel -- 4%

Celebrity Mom Men Would Most Want to Date

1. Sandra Bullock -- 33%
2. Halle Berry -- 27%
3. Denise Richards -- 12%
4. Kate Winslet -- 12%
5. Ashlee Simpson -- 11%
6. Michelle Williams -- 4%

Celebrity Mom You'd Most Want to Be Your Mom
1. Sandra Bullock --43%
2. Michelle Obama --18%
3. Angelina Jolie --16%
4. Gwyneth Paltrow --12%
5. Madonna -- 8%
6. Kris Jenner -- 3%

Celebrity Mom You'd Turn to for Advice

1. Hillary Clinton -- 28%
2. Reese Witherspoon -- 18%
3. Jada Pinkett Smith -- 16%
4. Catherine Zeta--Jones -- 13%
5. Jennifer Garner -- 12%
6. Courteney Cox -- 6%
7. Angie Harmon -- 6%
8. Kris Jenner -- 2%

Celebrity Mom with the Best Style
1. Halle Berry -- 26%
2. Jennifer Lopez -- 25%
3. Gwen Stefani -- 13%
4. Michelle Obama -- 12%
5. Katie Holmes -- 8%
6. Kourtney Kardashian -- 7%
7. Jennifer Hudson -- 5%
8. Kate Moss -- 4%

Celebrity Mom with Best Post-Baby Body
1. Penelope Cruz -- 52%
2. Kourtney Kardashian -- 21%
3. Kendra Wilkinson -- 19%
4. Miranda Kerr -- 8%

Celebrity Baby Most Excited About Seeing As a Grown Up
1. Shiloh Jolie--Pitt -- 33%
2. Suri Cruise -- 25%
3. Violet Affleck -- 18%
4. Nahla Aubrey -- 15%
5. Kingston Rossdale -- 9%

Celebrity Mom You'd Most Want to Hit the Town With
1. Gwen Stefani -- 28%
2. Christina Aguilera -- 28%
3. Madonna -- 21%
4. Kendra Wilkinson -- 17%
5. Kris Jenner -- 6%

Celebrity Non-Mom You Wouldn't Want to See with Your Children
1. Lindsay Lohan -- 39%
2. Snooki -- 29%
3. Paris Hilton -- 20%
4. Miley Cyrus -- 7%
5. Kim Kardashian -- 5%

Celebrity Mom You Would Never Let Babysit Your Children

1. Britney Spears -- 31%
2. Courtney Love -- 26%
3. Octomom -- 24%
4. Dina Lohan -- 7%
5. Kate Gosselin -- 7%
6. Christina Aguilera -- 3%
7. Ashlee Simpson -- 2%

Celebrity Mom You Would Most Want a Play Date with You and Your Children
1. Jennifer Garner -- 29%
2. Angelina Jolie -- 26%
3. Jennifer Lopez -- 24%
4. Gwen Stefani -- 9%
5. Nicole Richie -- 5%
6. Madonna -- 4%
7. Kourtney Kardashian -- 4%

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Thursday
May052011

Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Others to Play Disaster Relief Concert

Rick Diamond/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- CMT has announced plans for a Disaster Relief Concert to broadcast live from Nashville on May 12. Hank Williams, Jr. spearheaded the event after seeing the devastation from last week's deadly tornadoes in Alabama.

"I just couldn't believe what I was seeing on TV,” Williams said. “Alabama is home -- I am really pumped about helping."

Alabama, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Ronnie Dunn, Sara Evans and Tim McGraw have also signed on to perform on the show, and more artists will be announced soon. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts.

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Thursday
May052011

Madonna Auctions Chanel Boots to Support Daughter's School

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Madonna has donated a pair of personally-worn and autographed Chanel boots to an online auction site, with proceeds going to New York City's LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, which her daughter Lourdes attends.  Other alumni of the famed performing arts school include Jennifer Aniston, Liza Minelli and Adrian Grenier.

The LaGuardia Benefit Auction, being held May 5-12 at GottaHaveRockandRoll.com, will help raise money so the school can make up for budget cuts in excess of $2.6 million, with more possible cuts on the horizon. Proceeds from Madonna’s boots, which have a starting bid of $1,000, will help support grants to the school’s many artistic studios, as well as tutoring, library upgrades, and after-school programs.

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Thursday
May052011

'American Idol's' Top Five Sing Songs Old and New

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- American Idol's top five performed Wednesday night under the watchful eye of Oscar-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins, who was spotted in the audience.

Kelly Preston was also in the crowd, sitting behind judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson.  The theme of the night was "Now and Then," with the contestants singing one recent song and one from back in the day.  Jimmy Iovine brought Sheryl Crow in to help mentor the contestants this week.

Here's what happened:

James Durbin kicked the night off with his current song, "Closer to the Edge" by 30 Seconds to Mars.  Tyler loved the way Durbin's audience reacted during the performance, and Lopez said America was feeling it.  Jackson thought this performance really showed where he could go in today's music world.  Jackson also said Durbin was "in it to win it."

Durbin sang Harry Nilsson's "Without You" for his second song.  Jackson called his performance "vocally perfect" and said the competition was his to lose.  Tyler said that the performance was as beautiful as it gets, even though it was "pitchy in a James Durbin kind of way."  Lopez called him a true artist who was serious about winning Idol.

Jacob Lusk started singing both parts of "No Air" by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown, but he never seemed to find his footing with the song.  Lopez thought this performance helped answer the question of what Lusk would record in his post-American Idol career.  Jackson didn't like that musical direction for him and thought the performance was corny.  He wanted to see Lusk be the new Luther Vandross.  Tyler didn't think Lusk had found himself musically yet, but he does love his voice.

For Lusk's second number, he went with "Love Hurts," a song made popular by The Everly Brothers and Nazareth. Tyler thought he got lost in the song a bit, but he loved the delivery.  Lopez said that vocal took her to another place, even though he had a hiccup in the middle of the song, and Jackson thought the performance redeemed Lusk from his first one.  He also thought Lusk took one of the notes to heights rivaled only by Mariah Carey.

Lauren Alaina was the first girl on stage Wednesday night, singing Carrie Underwood's up-tempo song "Flat on the Floor."  Jackson said that was the direction she should go after Idol, and thought her performance was amazing.  Tyler said her performance was as good as it gets, and Lopez bobbed her head during the performance, saying afterward that Alaina really brought it.

Alaina sang the Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody" for her second time on stage.  Lopez said it was a beautiful song sung beautifully.  Jackson said she could sing like a bird, and he was glad to see this side of her onstage.  Tyler said the song was perfect for her, and he could listen to her sing all night.

Scotty McCreery went with Montgomery Gentry's rocking country song "Gone."  Tyler said he danced with the devil on this performance, and Lopez said she loved the way he worked the stage.  Jackson thought it looked like he was putting on an actual concert, and also gave him the "in it to win it" seal of approval.

McCreery returned with "Always on My Mind," made popular by Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson.  Lopez thought it showed him to be a well-rounded performer.  Jackson called him the show's "youngest veteran."  He thinks America now knows who McCreery will be as a recording artist.  Tyler said he couldn't pick his performance apart, calling it "perfect."

Haley Reinhart got her hands on an unreleased Lady Gaga song for her first performance.  Iovine delivered it to Reinhart, and during a phone conversation, she actually got Gaga's blessing to sing it.  It's called "You and I" and will be included on Gaga's new album, Born This Way, coming out May 23, though Gaga has been performing it live on tour for months.  Lopez loved the way Reinhart sounded on "You and I," but she wasn't sure it was a good idea to do an unreleased song at this point in the competition.  Jackson wasn't sure about the song either, though Tyler thought she put all she had into the song.  He liked that she took a song that no one knew and made it work.

Reinhart's second song was The Animals' "House of the Rising Sun," and she kicked it off singing a capella.  All three judges gave her a standing ovation, along with the audience.  Jackson said it was the best performance of the night, and Tyler said she sold everybody with that one.  Lopez said that song had never been sung like that before.

Someone is going home on American Idol's results show Thursday night at 8:00 ET on Fox.  Judge Jennifer Lopez will perform "On the Floor" and give a sneak peek at her new video.  Lady Antebellum will also be on hand to deliver their brand-new single, "Just a Kiss."

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Thursday
May052011

'Superman' Actor Jackie Cooper Dead at 88

Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- Actor Jackie Cooper, who earned an Oscar nomination at the age of nine and later starred in four Superman movies opposite Christopher Reeve, has died.

Cooper's agent tells People magazine he died Tuesday in a Beverly Hills, California hospital following a brief illness.  He was 88 years old.

In 1931, Cooper became the youngest person ever to be nominated for a best actor Oscar when he was recognized for his work in the film Skippy.  He's best remembered to later audiences for playing The Daily Planet editor Perry White in the Superman films of the 1970s and '80s.

Cooper also starred in the 1959-1962 TV comedy Hennesey, for which he earned two Emmy nominations for playing the title character, a Navy doctor.  He went on to appear in other TV series such as Mobile One, St. Elsewhere and Murder, She Wrote.  Cooper twice won directing Emmys, for M*A*S*H and The White Shadow, respectively.

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Thursday
May052011

Lady Gaga Debuts New Song in Mexico; 'Judas' Video Arrives Thursday

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(GUADALAJARA, Mexico) -- Lady Gaga had a special treat for her audience in Guadalajara, Mexico on Tuesday night -- a stripped-down piano version of a new song from her upcoming Born This Way album.

The track is called "Americano," which Gaga describes in a Vogue interview as "a bit mariachi house-techno record, where I am singing about immigration law and gay marriage and all sorts of things that have to do with disenfranchised communities in America."

On another note, the extended-length version of Gaga's long-awaited video for "Judas" premieres Thursday night on E! News at 7 p.m. ET.  After that, it'll be available on Vevo.com.  A shorter version of the video will be seen on American Idol Thursday night.

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