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Jan172011

'Dancing with the Stars' Looking for Lamas, Baywatch Babe

Photo Courtesy - ABC Television(LOS ANGELES) -- Former Renegade actor Lorenzo Lamas and Baywatch aluma Donna D'Errico may be shaking their moneymakers on the next season of Dancing with the Stars.

According to TMZ, DWTS producers have reached out to the two, who are reportedly interested.

The producers are also said to be seriously considering casting advice from fans on the show's website.

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Monday
Jan172011

New Legal Dramedy 'Harry's Law' Premieres Monday Night 

Photo Courtesy - Matthias Clamer/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Kathy Bates lays down the law in a new legal dramedy for NBC premiering Monday night.

In Harry's Law, the latest series from Boston Legal and Ally McBeal producer David E. Kelley, Bates plays a tough-nosed lawyer named Harriet "Harry" Korn. After losing her job at a law firm, she takes over an abandoned shoe store and starts her own firm. Brittany Snow and United States of Tara actor Nate Corddry also star in Harry's Law, which airs at 10 p.m. ET.

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Monday
Jan172011

'The Social Network' and First-Time Winners Dominate Golden Globes

Photo Courtesy - Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- Award shows can sometimes become set in their ways when it comes to honoring the same folks year after year, but that wasn't the case at Sunday night's 68th annual Golden Globe Awards.

First-time winners dominated in many of the categories, among them Christian Bale and Melissa Leo for The Fighter; Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch for Glee, as well as the show itself; Boardwalk Empire and its star, Steve Buscemi; Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory; and Katey Sagal for Sons of Anarchy.  Nine Inch Nails rocker Trent Reznor also won his first Golden Globe for Best Original Score for The Social Network.

The Social Network was the night's big winner, scooping four prizes, including Best Drama and Best Director for David Fincher.  But the movie, about the founding of Facebook, didn't score any acting prizes.  The big winners there were Colin Firth and Natalie Portman, Best Actor and Actress in a Drama respectively, for The King's Speech and Black Swan, and Annette Bening and Paul Giamatti, Best Actress and Actor in a Comedy or Musical respectively, for The Kids are All Right and Barney's Version.

The Kids are All Right was also named Best Comedy or Musical Film, while Toy Story 3 was named Best Animated Feature.

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Monday
Jan172011

Beatles Sell Five Million iTunes Tracks in Just Under Two Months

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- When The Beatles' music first appeared on iTunes last Nov. 16, the Fab Four sold two million singles in just the first week.  Now, two months later, is their music still as popular with iTunes customers?  The answer is a resounding "yes."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Beatles have sold five million tracks total, and a million full-length albums.

The George Harrison composition "Here Comes the Sun" is still the number one Beatles song download.  The band's most popular iTunes album continues to be Abbey Road.

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Monday
Jan172011

Betty White Turns 89 on Monday

Photo Courtesy - Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Betty White, America's favorite "golden girl" turns 89 on Monday.

To celebrate, TV Land has posted a digital birthday card on Facebook allowing fans of White's TV series, Hot in Cleveland, to leave messages for her.  The card also contains birthday wishes from celebrities such as Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa, Tina Fey and country pop star Taylor Swift.  It's posted at Facebook.com/HotInCleveland.

Messages from the card will be presented to White at a party hosted by TV Land in New York City on Tuesday.  The bash will be featured on the cable network's website, TVLand.com.

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Monday
Jan172011

Zsa Zsa Gabor Undergoes Amputation of Most of Her Right Leg

Photo Courtesy - WireImage/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Zsa Zsa Gabor is recovering from an amputation of most of her right leg, according to KTLA-TV.

After undergoing the surgery Friday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, her rep said the actress was doing well.  She's expected to remain in the hospital for another week or two.

Gabor, who turns 94 in a few weeks, initially faced the possibility of amputation due to gangrene early this month, when she checked into the hospital.  The decision to amputate reportedly was made after attempts failed to fight the early stages of the leg infection with antibiotics.

Gabor has battled a series of health problems since breaking her hip last July.

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Monday
Jan172011

Katy Perry to Make Special Announcement at Facebook HQ

Photo Courtesy - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(PALO ALTO, Calif.) -- Katy Perry will be dropping by the headquarters of Facebook in Palo Alto, California this Wednesday to make some sort of "special announcement."

The event will streamed on Facebook Live starting at 2:30 p.m. PST.  Fans can also access it via Perry's own Facebook page.

It's anybody's guess as to what Perry will be announcing -- U.S. tour dates?  Some sort of sponsorship deal?  Tune in Wednesday to find out.

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Sunday
Jan162011

'Green Hornet' Stings Box Office Competition

Photo Courtesy - Sony Pictures(LOS ANGELES) – The Green Hornet, a superhero comedy starring and co-written by Seth Rogen, took the top spot at the box office this weekend, raking in $34 million, according to early estimates.

In a distant second was the debut of the Ron Howard-directed comedy The Dilemma, starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James. It reportedly pulled in $17.4 million.

Rounding out the top five were True Grit, The King's Speech, and Black Swan.

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Sunday
Jan162011

British Actress Susannah York Dead at 72

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LONDON) -- Actress and Oscar nominee Susannah York died Saturday after a long battle with cancer. She was 72.

York was a versatile actress who saw success in the late 1960s and 1970s with films like They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, for which she was nominated for an Oscar and The Killing of Sister George.

She also played Superman's mom in three of the movies and wrote two kids books.

York's son, actor Orlando Wells, called her an absolutely fantastic mother.

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Sunday
Jan162011

Miss America: Youngest Winner In 90 Years

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(LAS VEGAS) -- 17-year-old Teresa Scanlan of Nebraska has become the youngest winner of the Miss America crown in 90 years.

Scanlan won a $50,000 scholarship and a year-long rein with the crown after beating out 52 other contestants Saturday night at Planet Hollywood casino and resort in Las Vegas. She is the youngest Miss America since the pageant's first competition in 1921, which Margaret Gorman of the District of Columbia won at age 15.

First runner-up Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady won $25,000, while Miss Hawaii Jalee Fuselier won $20,000 for third place.

Caressa Cameron, who was crowned Miss America last year, handed off the coveted crown to the new winner after a two-hour competition.

Contestants hailed from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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