'Just Go With It,' Justin Bieber Film, Others Hit the Big Screen

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

-- Just Go With It: Adam Sandler is a plastic surgeon who falls for a schoolteacher who thinks he's married.  As a result, he asks his assistant, played by Jennifer Aniston, to pretend to be his soon-to-be ex-wife.  Model Brooklyn Decker also stars.  Look for a cameo from Nicole Kidman, too.  Rated PG-13.

-- Justin Bieber: Never Say Never: The film chronicles 16-year-old pop star Justin Bieber's rise to fame.  The film is screening in 3D.  Rated G.

-- Gnomeo & Juliet: The latest interpretation of William Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet story casts two animated garden gnomes as star-crossed lovers.  James McAvoy and Emily Blunt voice Gnomeo and Juliet, respectively.  The film is screening in 3D.  Rated G.

-- The Eagle: Channing Tatum is a soldier for the Roman Empire in 140 A.D. who enters enemy territory in Britain in search of his missing father.  Donald Sutherland and Mark Strong also star.  Rated PG-13.

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Grammy Awards Air Sunday Night; Who Will Win?

Photo Courtesy - Gabriel Bouys/AFP/ Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The 53rd annual Grammy Awards air Sunday night on CBS, and as usual, the show is packed with star power.

The list of performers viewers will see on the telecast includes Eminem, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Jaden Smith, Lady Antebellum, Adam Levine from Maroon 5, Dr. Dre, Usher, Cee-Lo Green, Gwyneth Paltrow, Barbra Streisand, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Bruno Mars, B.o.B., Drake, Rihanna, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Florence + The Machine, Muse, Arcade Fire and more.

Presenters will include Miley Cyrus, Norah Jones, Jewel, John Mayer, Paramore, Nicki Minaj, Ricky Martin,, Ryan Seacrest, Matthew Morrison, Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez, among others.

The leading nominee this year is Eminem, who has 10 nominations, including nods for Album of the Year for his CD Recovery, and Record and Song of the Year for "Love the Way You Lie," his number one hit with Rihanna.  Eminem is also well-represented in the Rap categories, receiving additional nominations for Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and more. 

Bruno Mars has the second-most nominations this year, with seven.  Among his nods are Record of the Year for his hit with B.o.B, "Nothin' on You;" Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Just the Way You Are;" Song of the Year, for co-writing Cee-Lo Green's viral hit "Forget You;" and Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.

Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga and Jay-Z all have six nominations each.  Jay-Z's collaboration with Alicia Keys on "Empire State of Mind" earned him a nod in the Record of the Year category.  Among Gaga's nominations is an Album of the Year nod for The Fame Monster.  Lady Antebellum are present in both the pop and country categories, including Record and Song of the Year for "Need You Now."

Other multiple nominees include rapper B.o.B., R&B star John Legend and rock legend Jeff Beck, who have five each, and rockers The Black Keys, Drake, Cee-Lo Green, Katy Perry, Rihanna, hip-hop group The Roots and country star Zac Brown, all of whom received four nods. 

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Charlie Sheen's Divorce from Brooke Mueller Finalized

Photo Courtesy - Robyn Beck/AFP/ Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Charlie Sheen is one step closer to being officially single.

A Los Angeles judge on Thursday finalized the rehabbing actor's divorce from Brooke Mueller, according to E! Online.  Neither Sheen nor Mueller will be legally single until May 2, however, due to a California law which stipulates that a divorce cannot be made official until at least six months after divorce papers were filed.  Sheen and Mueller both filed for divorce in early November.

Sheen and Mueller will share legal custody of their twin sons, who turn two years old next month.  Mueller has physical custody of the kids, with Sheen granted visitation rights three weekends per month.  Sheen will pay Mueller $55,000 per month in child support.  Under a prenuptial agreement, Sheen must also pay Mueller more than $750,000.

The couple married in May of 2008.  They had a well-publicized domestic dispute on Christmas Day of 2009 in Aspen, Colorado that led to Sheen's arrest.  He eventually pleaded guilty to assault and was sentenced to 30 days of probation.

Sheen is currently undergoing rehab after reportedly partying at his home for three consecutive days.

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Elizabeth Taylor Health Scare? Report Raises Alarm

Photo Courtesy - Gregg DeGuire/ WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Elizabeth Taylor's publicist is denying a tabloid report that the screen legend was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital Thursday with intense abdominal pain.

"Ms. Taylor was hoping to attend the 25th Anniversary event of AmFAR last night [Wednesday] where she was honored by the organization," read an e-mail to ABC News late Thursday on behalf of Sally Morrison, Taylor's publicist.  "Unfortunately, the combination of the unstable weather conditions and the fact that she was feeling under the weather forced her to make the decision not to travel.  A message from Elizabeth was released at the AmFAR event last night."

"It seems that the combination of her non attendance last night, combined with the fact she was photographed last week leaving her dentist's office in a wheelchair, has caused a lot of negative speculation," the statement added.  "Thanks for your concern."

Taylor, 78, a two-time Academy Award-winning actress who also gained fame for her multiple marriages and sometimes eccentric behavior, has reported health problems in recent years and appeared frail in public appearances.

However, she was well enough to have a conversation with reality star Kim Kardashian that has been published in Harper's Bazaar.  In fact, on Wednesday, Taylor touted the newly published article on her Twitter feed.

"Our interview in Bazaar came out!" she wrote.  "You look like a princess in Egyptian robes, love!"

In the interview, Taylor talked about her love life, her iconic roles and her jewels.

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Kelsey Grammer Granted Divorce; Free to Marry Fiancée

Kelsey Grammer with fiancée Kayte Walsh. Photo Courtesy - Kris Connor/ Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Kelsey Grammer has ended one marriage and is about to start another.

A Los Angeles judge on Thursday granted the former Frasier actor a speedy divorce from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer, according to People magazine.

Camille Grammer filed for divorce last July.  They have yet to resolve financial issues stemming from the split.

The pair married in 1997 and have two children together.  The 55-year-old Kelsey Grammer plans on marrying his fiancée, Kayte Walsh, later this month.  It will be his fourth marriage.

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Sandler and Aniston Not Worried About Bieber Box Office Competition

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- On Feb. 11, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston's new comedy Just Go With It will go head to head with the release of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, but the two stars aren't worried.  When asked by MTV News if it was intimidating going up against the Bieber juggernaut, Aniston joked, "Who?" and Sandler quipped, "Nice little kid. He sings. He grew up in front of our eyes. He's a handsome boy."  Dave Matthews, who also stars in Just Go With It, says he expects Bieber to "blow everything out of the water for the next few years."

Sandler has no plans to start a beef with the tween icon. Instead, he'd like to extend The Bieb a helping hand by paying to see his film.  Sander tells MTV News, "We'll go to Justin's movie. We'll show some respect to that kid and his family -- get him some more money," to which Aniston joked, "I hear he's hurting!"

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Lindsay Lohan White-Hot Dress Selling Out; Retail Price: $575

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- White, tight Kimberly Ovitz dress: $575; black Chanel 5182 sunglasses; $320; wearing a dress that sells out hours after you appear in court: priceless.

So much for the speculation about whether Lindsay is going back to jail. Now it's all about Lindsay Lohan's white hot court dress. How can you get one? The dress is from designer Kimberly Ovitz's pre-fall collection and retails for $575, according to Ovitz's spokeswoman Alexandra Gordon.

Along with other blogs and news outlets, Us Weekly asked its readers, "Was Lindsay Lohan's Court Dress Appropriate?"

But shoppers seem to be eating the dress up. The Glavis design from Ovitz' pre-Fall collection is sold out at every online boutique that carries Ovitz's designs. The super-snug number retails for $575, but only if you can find a retailer that still has it available.

In addition to the body-hugging dress, Lohan sported her signature black Chanel 5182 sunglasses to avoid eye-contact with the paparazzi as she made her way into the hearing. Judging from the response to her dress it's no wonder the starlet was escorted into court by 21 LAPD officers.

On Wednesday, Lohan pleaded not guilty to felony grand theft for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store in California, then received a stern lecture from Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith L. Schwartz. "Miss Lohan, let me just tell you a couple things, so we have no misunderstandings," Schwartz said. "You need to follow the laws just like everybody else. Look around this room. Everybody needs to follow the law. You're no different than anyone else, so please don't push your luck."

Asked if she understood him, Lohan replied, "Yes, sir,"

Despite the nature of the charges against her, Lohan sported plenty of bling. She wore what appeared to be pearl earrings, a sparkly flower ring and a black leather bracelet. On her feet: black pumps, likely Christian Louboutin, the brand of shoes she chose for a September, 2010 court appearance. 

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Lady Gaga Partners with Target for 'Born This Way' Release

Photo Courtesy - Poloroid Corp/PR NewsWire Photo(KISSIMMEE, Fla.) -- Lady Gaga is teaming up with Target to offer fans an exclusive deluxe edition of her forthcoming disc, Born This Way -- and a freebie.  Starting this Friday at 9 a.m. ET and running through February 26, fans who pre-order the album at will receive a free download of the title track. 

As previously reported, the title track will hit digital retailers Friday morning, but why pay for it if you can get it for free with the pre-order?

Target's exclusive deluxe edition of Born This Way will include three bonus studio songs and five remixes.  The album will be released May 23.

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Jennifer Hudson Speaks to Oprah about Family's Murder

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- A tearful Jennifer Hudson told Oprah Winfrey Thursday that the 2008 shooting deaths of her mother, brother and nephew were a "complete shock."

"It's such a shocking thing and it's a lot to take in," the Oscar-winning actress and singer, 29, said on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

"It's like, OK, is this real? Did this really happen? It's hard to put it in sync with reality."

Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, and the singer's brother, Jason Hudson, were found dead Oct. 24, 2008, inside the home they shared with Julia Hudson on Chicago's South Side. Julia Hudson is Jennifer Hudson's older sister.

Julia Hudson's 7-year-old son, Julian King, was found dead, covered in a shower curtain, three days later in the back of Jason Hudson's SUV.

All three suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

William Balfour, the estranged husband of Julia Hudson, has since been arrested and charged with the killings. Asked by Winfrey how she coped with the tragedy, Hudson broke into tears.

"It's a very emotional subject," she said. "[I got through it because] of my family, my baby and God."

Hudson and fiance David Otunga gave birth to a son, also named David, in August 2009.

"I keep holding on to things that they taught us," Hudson said of her deceased family. "My mother and even my brother -- I can hear him saying to me, 'Just knock it off.'"

"My mother right now would say to me, 'Why are you always crying? Stop crying,'" Hudson said. "You've got to keep going.

"The only thing I can do to honor their memory is to make them proud," Hudson said. "I keep thinking, 'Would my mother like this or that, would she want this?'"

Hudson, who also spoke to Winfrey about her more than 60-pound weight loss as spokeswoman for "Weight Watchers," says she can "only try" to be as good of a mother to her son as her own mother was to her.

In a previous interview with VH1's Behind The Music: Jennifer Hudson, the singer spoke about the days immediately after the shootings.

"It's all a blur. It was surreal," Hudson told VH1. "It was like I was outside of myself. For almost two weeks straight ... [I was] inside one room with just family and friends coming in and out."

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Rihanna Announces Initial North American Dates for 2011 Tour

Photo Courtesy - Island Def Jam/Def Jam Recordings(NEW YORK) -- Rihanna has announced the first few North American dates of her 2011 Loud tour.

The tour is currently set to begin June 4 in Baltimore, Maryland, and right now dates are scheduled through July 23, but more dates will be announced soon.  The Loud tour will feature an all-new production, costumes and stage design.

Tickets go on sale starting on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, at and

Here are Rihanna's tour dates so far:

6/4 -- Baltimore, MD, 1st Mariner Arena
6/7 -- Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
6/28 -- Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
6/30 -- Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
7/19 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
7/21 -- East Rutherford, NJ, Izod Center
7/23 -- Uniondale, NY, Nassau Coliseum

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