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Monday
Sep272010

"CSI" Episode Featuring Justin Bieber Draws 14.7 Million Viewers 

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- It seems Justin Bieber fans would rather see him sing than act, judging by the ratings for his guest appearance on CSI last week. The season premiere of the CBS series reportedly drew 14.7 million viewers, which, by CSI standards, is a solid but unspectacular audience. By comparison, Taylor Swift's guest appearance on CSI last year attracted nearly 21 million viewers. Bieber is set to return to the series later this season.

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Monday
Sep272010

Lady Gaga's Grandfather Passes Away 

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(LINCOLN PARK, NJ) -- Pop star Lady Gaga's ailing grandfather has passed away. Britain’s Daily Mail reports that Joseph Germanotta died Friday at the age of 88. According to an obituary on the website for the New Jersey newspaper The Star-Ledger, Germanotta was “self-employed and had served in the Army during World War II.” Gaga, who visited him at a New Jersey nursing home earlier in the week, is listed as one of his survivors under her given name, Stefani.  Last May, Gaga dedicated a performance of her song “Speechless” to her grandfather during a concert in England.

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Monday
Sep272010

Beyoncé Gets Temporary Tattoos for Fashion Campaign 

Photo Courtesy - ABC NewsBeyoncé has added some serious ink to her body, but it’s only temporary. She’s been photographed with elaborate tattoos on her back, arms and legs to promote a new collection of temporary tats being marketed by her Dereon fashion line. According to Women's Wear Daily, Beyoncé and her mother, Tina Knowles, are partnering with airbrush makeup firm Temptu for the collection, which will go on sale Nov. 1 at Sephora stores and on Dereon.com. Tina Knowles tells Women's Wear Daily, “With a sixties-pinup-girl meets-futuristic-biker-chick theme, Beyoncé and I really wanted to give our Dereon fall 2010 campaign a tough edginess.”

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Monday
Sep272010

Justin Timberlake Was Scared to Work With "The Social Network" Director

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Justin Timberlake was intimidated to work with director David Fincher on their new film The Social Network. Timberlake was well aware when he landed a role in the movie that Fincher previously directed a number of critically-acclaimed films, most recently the Oscar-nominated flick The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. At Friday’s New York City premiere of The Social Network, Timberlake told Us Weekly the prospect of working with Fincher “scared the [bleep] out of me.”  Timberlake called his new movie, which focuses on the origins of Facebook, “dense” and said he thinks “it really touches on the younger generations and that ‘We want what we want and we want it really fast’ [mentality]." He plays the outgoing former Facebook executive Sean Parker in The Social Network, which hits theaters on Friday.

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Monday
Sep272010

Alleged Madonna Stalker Ordered to Undergo Psych Evaluation 

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The New York Daily News reports the man who allegedly stalked Madonna outside of her New York City apartment multiple times this month has been ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation. Fifty-nine-year-old Robert Linhart was arrested twice for displaying signs outside of her apartment that expressed his admiration for her. Prosecutors say they may seek felony charges against Linhart.

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Friday
Sep242010

John Lennon Documentary Screening on 70th Birthday

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- On Friday, in front of Strawberry Fields in Central Park, Yoko Ono invited John Lennon fans to a screening of a new film about her late husband's life in New York City.  The documentary, entitled LennonNYC, shows how Lennon was enticed by the city and enjoyed the freedom it offered.  The screening will be held Oct. 9 in Central Park, on what would have been Lennon's 70th birthday.  He was shot dead in front of his apartment building, located across the street from the park, by a man who had been denied parole for the sixth time.  The film is set to premiere Sept. 25 at the New York Film Festival, and will air Nov. 22 on PBS.

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Friday
Sep242010

Lohan Back To Jail, No Bail Set

 

Photo Courtesy -- ABC News.(LOS ANGELES) -- After failing two drug tests, including positive results for both cocaine and Adderall, TMZ.com reported Friday actress Lindsday Lohan is being held in custody without bail.  Lohan appeared in court Friday morning before Judge Elden Fox.  Lohan's attorney Shawn Chapman Holley told TMZ.com while leaving the courthouse that Judge Fox had no legal basis for denying her client bail.  Lohan was handcuffed before being taken into custody.  TMZ.com also reports that Lohan could remain in jail until Oct. 22.

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Friday
Sep242010

Facebook Movie: Fact or Fiction? 

Photo Courtesy -- ABC News.(NEW YORK) -- The Social Network will premiere Friday at the New York Film Festival and hit theaters on Oct. 1, but already the movie has sparked thousands of conversations, not to mention wall posts.

In the film, Facebook's young creator, Mark Zuckerberg, is depicted as a cutthroat social climber who's not afraid to stab some backs to create his website. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's script is based on court documents and a partly fictionalized book, "The Accidental Billionaires." As reported on Thursday, Zuckerberg revealed he will donate $100 million to public schools in Newark, N.J., a decision that some argue is intended to counter bad PR surrounding the film.

Still, Zuckerberg himself has called the movie nothing more than fiction and claims he has no plans to see it.

In an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer in July, Zuckerberg said, "I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded." 

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Friday
Sep242010

Taylor Swift Joins Music Legends for Benefit Show

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Taylor Swift was the new kid on the block at Thursday night's All for the Hall benefit show in Los Angeles. Taylor sat in on a "guitar pull" with Country Music Hall of Fame members Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Kris Kristofferson and pop and R&B legend Lionel Richie. Each artist on the show sang their own original songs and Swift was honored to share the stage with such legendary artists. She said, "I'm just as proud to be a part of this event because it's put on by the Country Music Hall of Fame. And it's really important to give back to that." Swift also performed at the All for the Hall concert hosted by Keith Urban last year in Nashville.

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Friday
Sep242010

"Don't Stop Believin'" Sets New Digital Download Record 

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(SUNNYVALE, Calif.) -- Yahoo! Music's ChartBeat column reports that American rock band Journey's 1981 hit "Don't Stop Believin'" has just passed the four million mark in digital downloads.  That makes it the only song released before the year 2000 that has sold that many copies.  In fact, no other song released before 2000 has even hit three million in download sales.

The song's surge in popularity when it comes to downloads can be attributed to its use in any number of movies and TV shows.  In 2007, the song was featured in the series finale of HBO's The Sopranos.  More recently, it appeared in the very first episode of Fox's Glee in May of 2009, as well as in the show's season finale three months ago.

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