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May102011

Jesse James: People Won't Be Happy Until I Kill Myself 

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- After a week of controversial interviews surrounding his equally controversial memoir American Outlaw, Jesse James is making more headlines with an interview with PopEater.com. James says after stepping out on now ex-wife Sandra Bullock, an actress sometimes referred to as "America's Sweetheart," he still feels he's the most hated man in America, and won't ever be forgiven in the eyes of the public.

James, who's engaged to Miami Ink star and tattoo artist Kat Von D, said of his upcoming fourth marriage, "It doesn't matter if I wait, it'll always be to too quick to the public. I could wait ten years and everybody will say, 'How come he's rushing into it?' It's one of those things. At this point I don't think I'm going to be able to do anything right in anybody's eyes ever again, except kill myself or disappear, then people will be happy I guess."

Speaking of forgiveness, James also revealed Bullock accepted his apology for his affair with heavily-tattooed model Michelle "Bombshell" Mcgee, which derailed his nearly five-year marriage to the Blind Side Oscar winner.

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Tuesday
May102011

Steven Tyler's New Single Hits iTunes

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The brand-new single from Steven Tyler, "(It) Feels So Good," is available on iTunes beginning Tuesday.

Tyler calls the track a "good-time song" and says it's something "America needs right now."

The video for "(It) Feels So Good" will premiere on American Idol this Thursday.

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Tuesday
May102011

Justin Bieber Reacts to Marg Helgenberger's 'Brat' Comment

Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- You didn't think Justin Bieber was going to let CSI star Marg Helgenberger get away with calling him a brat, now, did you?

The actress told a French radio program on Friday that during his time as a guest-star on CSI, Justin was always very nice to her, but overall, he was "kind of a brat" who locked a producer in a closet and put his "fist through a cake that was on the craft service table."

Now, Justin has responded to her comments via Twitter, saying, "It's kinda lame when someone you met briefly and never worked with comments on you."  He added, "I continue to wish them luck and be kind," and added the hash tag "#killthemwithkindness."

Though not specifically denying Helgenberger's account, Justin also stated, "I know who I am and sometimes, people are just going to say what they want."

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Tuesday
May102011

Rod Stewart to Begin Two-Year Vegas Residency

ABC/Donna Svennevik(LAS VEGAS) -- Rod Stewart will begin a two-year residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas starting August 24, according to Billboard.  Tickets go on sale May 15 for the show, called Rod Stewart: The Hits.  That means Stewart, his good friend Elton John and Celine Dion will all have shows running concurrently at Caesars Palace.

Stewart tells Billboard that the show will be "90 percent songs that people know," and adds, "It's a rock'n'roll show. We'll try to give the people what they want, which are the songs that made me famous, plus a few surprises. There won't be any magicians or midgets, just a good rock show."

He also says that in a few weeks, he plans to meet up with Jeff Beck in England for more work on the album of blues songs that they're recording.

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Tuesday
May102011

Report: Lindsay Lohan Expected to Get Probation in Theft Case

AL SEIB/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan will reportedly avoid jail time and is expected to receive probation when she pleads no contest to a misdemeanor theft charge on Wednesday.

Lohan is accused of stealing a necklace from a Venice, California jewelry store in January.

RadarOnline.com quotes sources as saying an attorney for the Mean Girls star met with a prosecutor and Judge Stephanie Sautner on Monday to discuss the case, and all parties agreed to keep Lohan out of jail.

The website quotes a source as saying, “Lindsay knows she dodged a major bullet.  She doesn’t like the fact she’ll be on probation for another year, but it beats being in state prison.”

Lohan is currently performing some 400 hours of community service for violating her probation for a pair of 2007 DUI convictions.  She was also sentenced to 120 days in jail for the violation, but is appealing that penalty.

RadarOnline reports that Judge Sautner is expected to allow Lohan to serve the 120 days at home if she wears an ankle bracelet to monitor her whereabouts, and will also allow her to work on movies during the day.

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Tuesday
May102011

'Dancing with the Stars': Chelsea Kane Takes the Lead

ABC, Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- Actress Chelsea Kane and partner Mark Ballas grabbed the lead on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Monday night after a two-dance performance gave the couple a total combined judges’ score of 55 out of a possible 60.

Kane and Ballas received perfect scores of 10 from two of the judges for a waltz that Judge Bruno Tonioli described as being of “the highest quality.”

Actor Ralph Macchio hit the dance floor with partner Karina Smirnoff despite suffering a minor leg injury.  An MRI revealed nothing serious, but the injury affected the actor's scores and he finds himself at the bottom of the pack with a total combined score of 46 out of 60.

The evening featured a planned individual performance and an “instant dance” challenge that required the couples to dance to a song they only learned of 20 minutes before hitting the dance floor.

Another couple will be voted off Tuesday night on the Dancing with the Stars results show, which begins at 9 p.m. Eastern.  The show will also feature musical performances by Adele, former Dancing with the Stars contestant Michael Bolton, and Australian singer Delta Goodrem.

Preceding the results show at 8 p.m. ET will be a one-hour live special recapping the best results show dance and musical performances over the last five years.

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Tuesday
May102011

Tickets for Taylor Swift's Tornado Benefit Concert on Sale Thursday

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Tickets for Taylor Swift's Speak Now...Help Now benefit concert in Nashville, Tennessee on May 21 go on sale Thursday at 11:00 a.m. ET at TaylorSwift.com and Ticketmaster.com.

Tickets are $50 each, and 100 percent of the proceeds goes to tornado relief in the southeast through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

The concert is actually the final dress rehearsal for the North American leg of Swift's Speak Now tour, launching May 27 in Omaha, Nebraska.  Everyone who goes to the show will also receive a complimentary T-shirt commemorating the event.

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Tuesday
May102011

Lady Gaga Premieres New Song 'The Edge of Glory'

Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- As promised, Lady Gaga premiered a brand new song, "The Edge of Glory," on Monday afternoon.

The anthemic song features a sax solo by Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.  Gaga has said that the track was inspired by the death of her grandfather, and that it's about "your last moment on Earth, the moment of truth, the moment before you leave Earth."

Some have speculated that Gaga rushed the song out because "Judas" has underperformed on the chart, but "The Edge of Glory" isn't meant to be an official single, just a teaser for the new album, Born This Way.

Another new single, "Hair," will be released at 1 p.m. PT on Monday, May 16.

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Tuesday
May102011

Matthew Morrison to Perform New Song on 'Glee' Season Finale

Craig Barritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Blurring the lines between the real world and TV, Matthew Morrison will perform a song from his new self-titled debut album on the Glee season finale May 24.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Morrison will sing "Still Got Tonight," which was co-written by American Idol season nine champ Kris Allen, while sitting alone on a stage in an empty Broadway theater.

Glee creator Ryan Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter that the scene works because the song is "about aspiration."

He explained, "We wanted to do a scene where Matt goes into a Broadway hall and sings something alone....we worked really hard to make it feel organic to the show."

Morrison said he's so happy with the way the scene ended up that he may turn it into the song's official video.  His self-titled debut album is in stores Tuesday.

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Monday
May092011

'Everybody Loves Raymond'...in Russia

Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Wireimage(MOSCOW) -- Phil Rosenthal, creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, has made millions of Americans laugh. The challenge he faces in his new documentary, Exporting Raymond, is whether he can get the Russians to do the same.

In this culture clash of comedic proportions, Rosenthal attempts to launch a Russian version of his hit sitcom, and tries to prevent his jokes from being lost in translation.

Rosenthal says that after he decided to make the documentary and hired two camera crews to capture his exploits, his focus was only on the job in front of him.

"I had a real job to do, which was try and help the Russians turn Everybody Loves Raymond into Everybody Loves Kostya," said Rosenthal. "So that was my job, and then I worried about forming the film in editing."

The project began when Sony asked Rosenthal if he wanted to go to Russia and observe the unique way they work with the Russians. The idea was to have Rosenthal use the experience to write a fictional feature film about a creator of a show who goes to Russia to have his show translated.

"I thought, well, that's nice, but if the situation really exists and the people that you're telling me about really exist, why not bring a camera crew over and film what would really happen?" Rosenthal said in an interview with ABC News.

Sony loved the idea, and soon enough, Rosenthal found himself in Russia working in an "asbestos-laden death trap" of a studio with a motley crew of Russians who did not see eye-to-eye with his vision.

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