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Wednesday
Jul062011

Jennifer Aniston's Dark Debut in 'Horrible Bosses'

Jasper Juinen/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Contrary to reports, Jennifer Aniston will not appear topless in her new movie Horrible Bosses, but you will still see her like never before.

Aniston, who stars as a "sexually aggressive" dentist who harasses her male assistant in Bosses, which opens Friday, recently set the record straight about all those topless rumors.

Rumors circulated in May that Aniston had filmed a scene in which she's naked above the waist. But the 42-year-old actress said no such scene was ever shot, nor will it surface in the DVD. Even the raciest scene, in which Aniston appears in an open medical jacket without a shirt or bra underneath, still leaves much to the imagination.

Make no mistake, though, "Bosses" will definitely show a darker side of Aniston -- starting with her hair. The woman who made popular the "Rachel" hairstyle insisted upon covering her trademark streaky blonde tresses with a long brunette wig.

"We had this wonderful period of time I do call Hair Gate," Aniston told the Chicago Sun-Times. "The studio didn't want me to wear a wig. I was told, 'No one will know who you are.' I said, 'They will know my name from the credits.'

"I'm the one who insisted on the dark hair," she added. "I was doing a movie right before this and one after that had me looking more like me, and I knew this character had to be different."

Seeing herself in the mirror as a brunette, Aniston said, "I just felt such a freedom."

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Wednesday
Jul062011

Painter Cy Twombly Dies in Rome

Francois Guillot/Getty Images(LONDON) -- American painter Cy Twombly died in Rome on Tuesday at the age of 83.

The painter, who was known for his large scale abstract canvases that made use of calligraphy and words, moved to Italy in the 1950s and made Europe the center of his career.

Twombly had reportedly been battling cancer prior to his death, although the official cause of death has not been confirmed.

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Wednesday
Jul062011

Celebrities Tweet Reactions to Casey Anthony Verdict; Jay Leno Jokes

Red Huber-Pool/Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Casey Anthony was found not guilty in Florida Tuesday of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony.

The verdict shocked people everywhere, including many celebs, who took to Twitter to give their reaction to the jury’s decision.  Here a sampling of some of their tweets:

The Office star Rainn Wilson : "Dear Florida, THANK YOU for freeing Casey! She's now available for partying and babysitting!"

Sharon Osbourne: "Casey Anthony not guilty??.....it’s a disgrace. She’ll probably get her own reality show now."

Kathy Griffin: "Wow. Ok, now this case has my attn. Not guilty? Really? I just assumed..."

Aubrey O'Day: “They said she’s Not Guilty guys. The jury was her maker & that’s the law. I don’t know, my heart hurts. I don’t feel like justice was served.”

Roseanne Barr: "casey-you were so smart to hide the body in the swamp! You got away with killing your baby!"

Kim Kardashian: “WHAT!!!!???!!!! CASEY ANTHONY FOUND NOT GUILTY!!!! I am speechless!!!”

Mandy Moore: “I'm from Orlando and have been hooked on the trial the last few weeks. The defense team was abysmal! This is shocking! Poor, poor Caylee.”

Kevin Nealon: “Casey Anthony. You go girl! You have three years of partying to make up for!”

Star Jones: “I believe in the jury system & accept the verdict...but I can't take smiles from Casey Anthony right now. She may be Not Guilty...but her baby is dead!”

Carson Daly: “That jury better get into hiding.”

Jay Leno reacted to the verdict during his monologue on Tuesday’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  Referring to the jury that found O.J. Simpson not guilty, Leno joked, “Apparently what happened was the O.J. jury retired and moved to Florida.  This is their first time back.”

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Wednesday
Jul062011

Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie Are the Highest-Paid Actresses

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker has something else in common with Angelina Jolie besides beauty and fame. The two stars share the top spot on the latest Forbes magazine ranking of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses.

In the magazine’s 2011 list, Parker and Jolie are tied for first, with each earning $30 million between May 2010 and May 2011.  The magazine says Parker’s residual checks from Sex and the City and her $18 million perfume lines put her in the top spot with Jolie, who earned big bucks from her movies Salt and The Tourist.

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon each earned $28 million in the past year to tie for third place.  Julia Roberts and Twilight star Kristen Stewart were tied for fifth with $20 million each in earnings.

Altogether, the 10 highest-paid female stars in Hollywood earned a total of $218 million in the past year.

Forbes compiled its list by interviewing agents, lawyers, producers and others in Tinseltown.  You can find the complete list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses at Forbes.com.

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Wednesday
Jul062011

Susan Lucci to Join 'Desperate Housewives'?

ABC/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) -- Apparently confirming earlier rumors, All My Children veteran actress Susan Lucci has been talking to Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry about joining the prime-time series, according to TVGuide.com.

Lucci told Access Hollywood, "There's been a lot of talking, but we'll see.  It's a show I like very much, of course. The cast is amazing. Marc Cherry is amazing."

ABC's All My Children will come to an end on Sept. 23.

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Wednesday
Jul062011

Paris Hilton’s Stalker Pleads Not Guilty to Violating Restraining Order

Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Paris Hilton’s stalker was arrested again Monday.  RadarOnline.com reports that James Brian Rainford has pled not guilty to violating the restraining order that states he must remain 200 yards away from the hotel heiress.

Rainford was arrested after he was spotted outside Hilton's home by paparazzi on July 4.

This is Rainford’s third time being jailed within a year for trying to meet Hilton.  He was put behind bars earlier this year after attacking Hilton’s then-boyfriend, Cy Waits, but was released on May 20 due to jail overcrowding and mandatory credits imposed by the state, reports People.com.

He is now being held on $30,000 bond.

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Wednesday
Jul062011

Brad Pitt Releases Statement on Marriage Equality

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Brad Pitt is such a strong believer in marriage equality that he released a statement to People.com on the recent legalization of same-sex marriage in New York State.

Pitt wrote, "It is encouraging that New York has joined the movement to grant equal marriage rights to its citizens.  But it is each American's constitutional right to marry the person they love, no matter what state they inhabit."

“No state should decide who can marry and who cannot," he added.  "Thanks to the tireless work of so many, someday soon this discrimination will end and every American will be able to enjoy their equal right to marriage."

Pitt and partner Angelina Jolie had said they'd consider tying the knot once everyone in the country was legally able to do so.

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Tuesday
Jul052011

Pia Toscano of 'American Idol' Signs with Interscope

Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- American Idol cast-off Pia Toscano has signed a recording contract with Interscope Records, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Tuesday.  Toscano will record her debut album, which is set for release later this year.  

Last month, Antonina Armato of the production team Rock Mafia – who worked with all of the finalists this past season on Idol – told ABC News Radio, "[Pia] just got signed to Interscope. We just finished a song with her called 'Counterfeit,' which is phenomenal...and we did another song for her as well."

For now, the newly-signed artist will release her debut single, "This Time," on July 12.  The track will also be included in Toscano's set during the Summer 2011 American Idol Live! Tour.

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Tuesday
Jul052011

Will Dina Lohan Appear on Dancing with the Stars?

Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Lindsay Lohan’s mom, Dina, says she’s in talks to star on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

The New York Post reports that mother Lohan was overheard this past weekend in the Hamptons talking about her plans to appear on the hit show.

More information as it becomes available.

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Tuesday
Jul052011

Tom Cruise Snores in Peace in Soundproof Bedroom

George Pimentel/Getty Images for Creative Artists Agency(LOS ANGELES) -- Tom Cruise has reportedly converted a guest bedroom at his Beverly Hills home into a refuge so he can snore without disturbing wife Katie Holmes.

Britain’s Daily Mail reports Cruise and other Hollywood stars are investing in soundproof bedrooms -- so-called “snoratoria” rooms -- where they can snore in peace.  Shortly after the couple married, it was reported that the two sometimes slept in separate rooms because of the actor’s snoring.

A visitor to Cruise’s home tells the newspaper, “Whoever uses the snoring room cannot be heard outside the locked door.  It’s very small, comfortable and dark, maybe a former nursery.”

Hollywood real estate agent Pierre Stooss tells the Mail snoratoria are growing in popularity, adding, “Sometimes it just starts as a temporary measure, but then word spreads and now everyone with the space wants one.”

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