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Nov172010

Chris Daughtry & Wife Welcome Twins Noah and Adalynn

Photo Courtesy - ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Chris Daughtry and his wife Deanna are the proud parents of twins.  According to a note on Daughtry's website, the couple welcomed fraternal twins Adalynn Rose and Noah James on Wednesday.  Adalynn was born at 11:06 a.m., while Noah followed at 11:25 a.m. 

In a statement, Chris said, "Our family is overwhelmed with joy by these two precious gifts from God.  The babies are both healthy and resting.  Thanks to everyone for their love and prayers."

The twins were conceived and carried through a gestational surrogate.  Chris and Deanna have two other children, Hannah and Griffin, but these are their first biological children that they've had together as a couple.

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Wednesday
Nov172010

From 'Desperate' to Divorced: Actress Eva Longoria and Basketball Star Tony Parker Split

Photo Courtesy - ABC (LOS ANGELES) -- Guess there was something to those rumors about Eva Longoria Parker's marriage to Tony Parker being on the rocks. The 35-year-old Desperate Housewives star filed for divorce Wednesday in Los Angeles, reports E! Online.  The couple married in July of 2007. People reports Longoria Parker cited "irreconcilable differences" for the divorce.

The news officially comes down after reports circulated Tuesday that the actress had filed for divorce amidst rumors that surfaced over the last few days claiming Parker cheated on his wife.  A rep for the actress would not elaborate on the matter, only saying, "We are not commenting at this time."

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Wednesday
Nov172010

Ryan Reynolds Named 'People' Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive

Photo Courtesy - People Magazine(NEW YORK) -- Ryan Reynolds, star of comedies and action films and husband to actress Scarlett Johansson, has been named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2010.

Reynolds, who is following in the footsteps of past honorees and Hollywood heavyweights like George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Sean Connery and Matt Damon, is characteristically self-deprecating about the award.

"The most difficult thing is just going to be to really, you know, organically work it into random conversations with strangers," he joked.

People magazine chose to make the native Canadian its cover stud for its celebrated annual Sexiest Man Alive edition after months of discussion, focus groups and research.  Though the 34-year-old began appearing on television in his teens and graduated to movies by the late 1990s, his star really soared last year when he starred opposite Sandra Bullock in the comedy, The Proposal.

His six-pack abs, meanwhile, took a star turn in 2004 when he played a ripped vampire hunter in Blade: Trinity.  Reynolds' firm physique continues to serve him in superhero films -- this summer, he'll play the title role in The Green Lantern.

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Wednesday
Nov172010

Brandy Voted Off in 'Dancing with the Stars' Stunner

Photo Courtesy - ABC/Adam Larkey(LOS ANGELES) -- It was last call for Brandy on Tuesday night's Dancing with the Stars results show.  In what may come as a shock to most viewers, given her consistently high scores, the singer and her pro partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, were eliminated from the ABC competition.

Actress Jennifer Grey, Disney Channel star Kyle Massey and surprise contender Bristol Palin remain to face off for the Mirror Ball trophy in next week's finals.

Brandy, who was reduced to tears upon learning that she'd been voted off, said she couldn't express her feelings on the results because they hadn't "processed yet" for her.  However, during an appearance afterward on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, she admitted that she wasn't expecting to be voted off, and laughed when the audience cheered Kimmel's declaration that the vote was "an outrage."

Palin and her partner, Mark Ballas, earned a reprieve from viewers despite earning the lowest total score on Monday's performance show.  Some believe that Sarah Palin's supporters have kept her daughter in the competition by swinging votes Bristol's way.

Grey and partner Derek Hough earned the highest score on Monday's competition and are considered the frontrunners to win the Mirror Ball trophy.

The final Dancing with the Stars performance show of the season airs next Monday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.

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Wednesday
Nov172010

Pink Confirms Pregnancy on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

Photo Courtesy - Sony Music Entertainment(BURBANK, Calif.) -- Pink has confirmed that she's pregnant.  According to E! Online, the singer addresses the rumors during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show scheduled to air Wednesday.

Pink told Ellen on the daytime talk show that she's "eating for two these days" and said, "I didn't want to talk about it because I was just really nervous and I have had a miscarriage before, but if I was going to talk about it with anyone, it was going to be with you."

As for the gender of the child, Pink said, "I don't think I want to know, but the doctor kind of told me what she thinks.  I'm terrified because she thinks it's a girl."

The child will be Pink's first with husband Carey Hart.

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Wednesday
Nov172010

Lady Antebellum Gets Their Own Street in Augusta, Georgia

Photo Courtesy - Lady Antebellum/ Twitter/Plixi(AUGUSTA, Ga.) -- Lady Antebellum played a show in band members Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood's hometown of Augusta, Georgia this week, and the town honored the band's success by naming a street after them.  Now, you can actually drive down Lady Antebellum Way in Augusta.

The band posted a picture of their street sign on Twitter, saying, "We love our hometown fans."

The band was surprised to learn that a new amphitheater in town will be known as the Lady Antebellum Pavilion in the new Evans Town Center Park.  The venue will seat about 7,000 people and is set to open next summer.

The band also gave back while in Augusta, performing an acoustic show that raised nearly $15,000 for MCG Health. Kelley and Haywood were also able to deliver three teachers at their old high school with a $1,000 each in school supplies from Office Max as part of the company's "A Day Made Better" campaign.

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Wednesday
Nov172010

Kid Rock Announces 'Born Free' Tour, Confirms Birthday Show

Photo Courtesy - Top Dog/Atlantic Records(NEW YORK) -- Kid Rock is using his 40th birthday as the starting point of his Born Free tour, which will be in support of his new album of the same name.

The tour's kickoff on Jan. 15 will be Kid's birthday party, which he's throwing at Detroit's Ford Field for 60,000 of his closest friends.  The field is being renamed "40 Field" in Kid's honor, and special guests will be on hand to help him celebrate the big day.

Tickets for that show go on sale Nov. 26, while tickets for the rest of the tour will go on sale Dec. 3 and 4.  The rest of the tour is currently scheduled to run through mid-March, with more dates to follow.

Here are Kid's tour dates:

1/15 -- Detroit, MI, Ford Field (B-Day Show)
1/21 -- Saginaw, MI, Dow Events Center
1/25 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel
1/26 -- Toledo, OH, Huntington Center
1/28 -- Columbus, OH, Schottenstein Center
1/29 -- Dayton, OH, Nutter Center
2/01 -- Wichita, KS, Intrust Arena
2/08 -- Bossier City, LA, CenturyTel Center
2/09 -- Little Rock, AR, Verizon Wireless Arena
2/11 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center
2/12 -- Greenville, SC, Bi-Lo Center
2/14 -- Pensacola, FL,  Pensacola Civic Center
2/16 -- N. Charleston, SC, N. Charleston Coliseum
2/18 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
2/19 -- Birmingham, AL, BJCC
2/22 -- Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum
2/23 -- Huntington, WV, Big Sandy's
2/25 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
2/26 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
2/28 -- Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic
3/01 -- Evansville, IN, Roberts Stadium
3/04 -- Atlanta, GA, Gwinnett Center
3/05 -- Orlando, FL, UCF Arena
3/08 -- Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock
3/09 -- Jacksonville, FL, Veterans Memorial Arena
3/11 -- Jackson, MS, Mississippi Coliseum
3/12 -- Memphis, TN, FedEx Forum

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Wednesday
Nov172010

Presenters Announced for American Music Awards

Photo Courtesy - Disney/ABC Television Group(NEW YORK) -- The presenters for this Sunday night's American Music Awards have been announced and they include Lady Antebellum, Mike Posner, Natasha Bedingfield, Taio Cruz, Nicki Minaj, Ryan Seacrest, Sheryl Crow, Trey Songz and Will Smith's daughter, Willow, in addition to "surprise appearances."

The awards show, which also features live performances from Pink, Usher, Bon Jovi, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha, Katy Perry, Ne-Yo and Justin Bieber, airs Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Tuesday
Nov162010

Hollywood Publicist Ronni Sue Chasen Shot and Killed While Driving Mercedes-Benz

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images | John Heller | NFL(LOS ANGELES) -- Hollywood publicist Ronni Sue Chasen was killed early Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills. She was shot several times in the chest before crashing her late-model black E530 Mercedes-Benz into a light pole, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.

Shortly before 12:30 a.m., police received reports from residents who heard gunshots in the exclusive area of Los Angeles.

Soon after, a 911 call reported a single-car crash just south of Sunset Boulevard. The driver was taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The L.A. County Coroner's office later confirmed the victim as Chasen, 64.

On Monday night, Chasen attended the Hollywood premiere and afterparty for the new movie Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera.

"She was at our premiere last night and so full of her trademark energy and love of life. We are heartbroken, shocked and completely devastated," said Amy Pascal, co-chair of Sony Pictures.

Chasen had recently promoted Burlesque; The Social Network; the upcoming film Country Strong, starring Gwyneth Paltrow; and Disney's Alice in Wonderland.

Chasen began working as a publicist in 1973. She was known for her work promoting Driving Miss Daisy, On Golden Pond, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Chasen represented the late actress Natalie Wood, producers Richard Zanuck and Irwin Winkler, composer Hans Zimmer, and songwriter Diane Warren.

She owned the Beverly Hills Public Relations firm Chasen and Co. Police seized several computers from the company's offices after Chasen was pronounced dead. The reason for the seizure remains unclear. Beverly Hills Police said they had no reports of threats against Chasen or her company.

As of late Tuesday, there was no known motive or suspect in the case.

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Tuesday
Nov162010

Bristol Palin, ‘The Situation’ on Safe Sex PSA

Photo Courtesy - ABC | Adam Larkey(NEW YORK) -- Bristol Palin has teamed up with fellow Dancing with the Stars contestant Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino in a new PSA on how to prevent teen pregnancy.

While Bristol, 20, or “B. Palin” as The Situation calls her, believes in abstinence before marriage, The Situation promotes safe sex through the use of condoms, which he offers to Palin in the PSA. She declines, noting “I avoid situations.”

The Situation tests Palin’s commitment to abstinence, which she has been promoting as a Candie’s Foundation Teen Ambassador for the past year and a half. “Come on B. Palin are you serious? Like you’re not gonna hook up before you’re married, like for real?” he asks.

Bristol explains, “I know how hard it is to be a teen parent.” Sarah Palin has spoken out about Bristol’s teen pregnancy in the past, telling ABC News’ Barbara Walters last November that when she learned her 17-year-old daughter was pregnant, “there was that feeling of, Bristol - why? Didn't you know there are things you could do to prevent this or not do it at all?"

While The Situation makes clear abstinence is not for him, he encourages viewers to use condoms.

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