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Jun282011

'The Voice' Finalists to Hit Road for Summer Concert Tour?

Michael Desmond/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Taking a lead from American Idol, NBC’s The Voice is planning a summer concert tour featuring the show’s eight finalists, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

The report says a tour is in the works for finalists Vicci Martinez, Javier Colon, Dia Frampton, Beverly McClellan, Nakia, Xenia, Casey Weston, and Frenchie Davis.  Multiple sources say organizers of the Live Nation Voice tour also wanted the show’s coaches -- Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera -- to join the finalists on the road but talks fell apart over compensation.

The two-night season finale of The Voice begins Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Eastern.

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Tuesday
Jun282011

'Raising Hope's' Garret Dillahunt Slips Knife Past Airport Security

Creatas/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Raising Hope and Deadwood actor Garret Dillahunt is a very lucky man.  The 46-year-old unknowingly passed through security at a local airport while in possession of a small knife.

Apparently, Dillahunt's guilt got the best of him and he tweeted a photo of the little silver knife he accidently carried through the airport.  He said, "Oops, Walked right through airport security with this little number."

Fellow actor Rainn Wilson responded with a post on his own Twitter page, writing, "Arrest this tweeter!"  Dillahunt answered Wilson saying it was a simple mistake and that he's "a whittler, plain and simple."

However, now that he has come clean, Dillahunt jokingly admits, "I foresee a lifetime of hassles by the TSA. A sacrifice I am willing to make to ensure the safety of our skies."

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Tuesday
Jun282011

Anne Hathaway Talks Oscars, Relationships with 'Harper's Bazaar'

Jim Spellman/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Anne Hathaway is on good terms with her Oscars co-host James Franco, despite his unusual critique of their widely panned performance.

During an appearance on Late Show with David Letterman in early April, Franco said, "I love her, but Anne Hathaway is so energetic, I think the Tasmanian Devil would look stoned standing next to Anne Hathaway...She has a lot of energy."

Hathaway says she wasn't offended by the comparison.  She tells Harper's Bazaar magazine, "I let James know that a whirling dervish is a more flattering comparison than a Tasmanian Devil.  I called him, and we emailed a bit."

She doesn't regret hosting the Oscars, calling it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Hathaway is probably focused more now on her relationship with actor Adam Shulman, whom she's dated for more than two-and-a-half years.  She says, "So far, it's worked out great."

Hathaway admits that she'd previously been in more dramatic relationships, which, she says, "has its wonderful side, of course...but also it was exhausting, and sometimes it would freak me out."  Her last boyfriend, Raffaello Follieri, pleaded guilty to swindling money from investors after he convinced them he had connections with the Vatican.

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Tuesday
Jun282011

'Avengers' Stuntman Suffers Head Injury on Set

Comstock/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) -- A stuntman suffered a severe head injury while filming the superhero film The Avengers in Arizona on Friday.

Jeremy Fitzgerald was shooting a scene in which he was to fall 30 feet off a building, but he somehow caught his foot on the way down and slammed his head against a brick wall, according to TMZ.com.  The accident left him with a bloody scalp, but he went to the hospital, got some stitches and went right back to work.

A Marvel spokesperson told TMZ.com Fitzgerald was fine, adding, "He slid briefly along the side of the building.  He got right back up and did several more takes."

The Avengers, which is expected to open in May 2012, features an all-star cast that includes Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., and Samuel L. Jackson.

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Monday
Jun272011

Charlie Sheen in Talks for a New TV Deal?  

Jeff Vespa/Getty(LOS ANGELES) -- Charlie Sheen may have a TV deal in the works. If RadarOnline.com is to be believed, Charlie Sheen has signed what could be a lucrative deal with Lionsgate TV for a new sitcom.

The website quotes an insider stating they've already ordered 10 episodes of a show that will have Sheen playing a similar character to the one he played on Two and a Half Men, only the show will be a lot racier. That same person says TBS is the frontrunner for the show.

Sheen's publicist didn't confirm the deal but tells ABC News Sheen is "receiving several opportunities but can't comment on anything at this time."

Lionsgate TV declined to comment.

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Monday
Jun272011

Gandolfini Almost the Boss at 'The Office'?  

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The new boss on The Office was almost a former mob boss. According to Variety, producers of The Office, met with James Gandolfini to discuss the possibility of joining the cast. Turns out, it was just a possibility. .

Gandolfini, a fan of the show, will not be moving to Scranton, Pa. We also know James Spader may be joining the cast, but he will not be replacing Steve Carell.

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Monday
Jun272011

Lauren Conrad and Kyle Howard Break Up

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Former The Hills star Lauren Conrad is single. After three years of dating, Conrad, who is 25-years-old, and My Boys actor Kyle Howard, who is 33-years-old, have decided to call it quits, according to eonline.com.  The couple started dating in 2008.  Sources told E! News that the split was mutual. Howard appeared on the series My Boys between 2006 and 2010.

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Monday
Jun272011

007 Star Daniel Craig Ties the Knot with Rachel Weisz

Bowers/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- James Bond actor Daniel Craig has married The Mummy actress Rachel Weisz.

A rep for the 43-year-old Craig confirms to Britain's Daily Mail that the couple has tied the knot, without going into specifics. According to published reports, Craig married Weisz in a small ceremony in New York last week.

Weisz, 41, was initially romantically linked to Craig last fall, after she and her longtime partner, Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky, split. Weisz has a son with Aronofsky.

Craig -- who also has a child from a previous relationship -- and Weisz play a husband and wife in the upcoming movie The Dream House.

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Monday
Jun272011

Newly-Single Paris Hilton Not Seeking New Boyfriend

Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Paris Hilton is on the market, but she's not really available.

Coming off a breakup with Las Vegas nightclub mogul Cy Waits, the 30-year-old socialite says she intends to stay single for a while.

She tells E! Online, "I really want to focus on myself and get to know myself and be in Malibu with my girls and just enjoy the summer....I'm not looking for anyone."

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Monday
Jun272011

Jennifer Aniston: I'm 'Extremely Lucky and Extremely Happy'

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Famously unlucky-in-love actress Jennifer Aniston says she is "very happy" with her personal life these days.

"I'm extremely lucky and extremely happy," Aniston said Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America.

Making the former Friends star so happy is a string of "newness" in both her professional and personal life, including a new man, actor and screenwriter Justin Theroux, a new movie, the comedy Horrible Bosses out July 8, and a new "sold" sign on her Beverly Hills estate.

"I want to go smaller," Aniston, 42, told GMA of her plans now that she's unloaded the more than $40 million estate she spent years personally designing. "I love to entertain. I love to have people feel cozy and comfortable."

The main person the actress has been cozy with of late is Theroux, the 39-year-old actor and screenwriter she first became friendly with on the set of Wanderlust in the fall, according to People magazine.

The couple, who have been quietly dating since May, was spotted leaving the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City on June 15 wearing gold rings on their left ring fingers.

The actress, famous for her entertaining, threw a small get-together May 27 to introduce Theroux to her best pals, including comedian Chelsea Handler and former Friends co-star Courteney Cox, putting to bed rumors that she and Cox were on the outs.

Along with changes in her personal and home lives is a new look for the actress who revealed her first tattoo while wearing a see-through white skirt in downtown New York City last week. The tattoo, on the inside of her right foot, says "Norman," the name of her Welsh Corgi-terrier mix, who died in May at 15 years old, according to People magazine.

In her new movie, Horrible Bosses, the queen of romantic comedies strips her girl-next-door image to play a "sexually aggressive" dentist who harasses her male assistant, played by Charlie Day. The part required Aniston to bare all, including a reported topless scene, a first for the actress, and to go right to the dark side with bad language and all.

"That's the sad part, that I was kind of comfortable," Aniston told GMA of the fun she had playing the role. "It was sort of a dream to just live in that skin and be able to say those words."

Later this fall, Aniston could also appear topless in the film in which she met Thoreaux, Judd Apatow's Wanderlust. Aniston and Paul Rudd play a couple who drop out of the rat race to become hippies. Aniston not only rips off her shirt but smokes pot and has a threesome, according to HollywoodLife.com.

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