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Oct042010

Jamie Lee Curtis Remembers Her Late Father 

Photo Courtesy - Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesJamie Lee Curtis is speaking out about the death of her father, Oscar-nominated star Tony Curtis, who passed away last week at the age of 85 from cardiac arrest.

Curtis, who was estranged from her father for many years before they settled their differences, tells People magazine, "His personal failings and public successes have been well documented, and my relationship with him, although nonexistent for much of my life, in the end was good and based on mutual respect rather than any father and daughter model." 

The magazine also reports a memorial service for Curtis will take place Monday in Las Vegas.

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Monday
Oct042010

Britney Spears Sued by Ex-Nanny 

Photo Courtesy - Sony Music Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) -- Britney Spears' former nanny is trying to clean out some of the singer's bank account. According to TMZ.com, Ferial Zaltash claims in a new lawsuit that she worked for Spears as a personal assistant and nanny in 2007 for one month, and is owed more than $35,000 for services rendered. Zaltash also seeks nearly $20,000 in penalties for alleged unpaid wages and overtime.

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Monday
Oct042010

Philippine Airline Uses Lady Gaga & Katy Perry During Safety Demo

Photo Courtesy - Cebu Pacific Air(PHILIPPINES) -- Flight attendants onboard Cebu Pacific Airlines, a low-cost Philippines-based carrier, gave their in-flight safety presentation while playing Lady Gaga's "Let's Dance" and Katy Perry's "California Gurls," reports The Telegraph.  A passenger filmed the presentation and has now posted it on YouTube.

In a statement, the airline told the paper, "Cebu Pacific has always been known as a fun airline.  We wanted to get the message across to our customers that fight safety doesn't have to be boring."  It added, "This was an experiment that we hope to repeat and also a chance to showcase the talent of some of our cabin crew staff."

It's worth noting that while the plane was on the ground, the staff gave a regular safety talk.  The revved-up version was performed after the plane took off.

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Monday
Oct042010

Joey Fatone Starts Twitter Campaign for 'N SYNC Glee Tribute Show 

Photo Courtesy - Sony Music Entertainment'N SYNC's Joey Fatone has started a Twitter campaign to get his group's music on Fox's show Glee, and his own self on it, too, in a cameo appearance.  He wrote last Tuesday night, "Glee was good, but I think my [expletive] needs to get on that show and be a teacher, or something in the background!" He then urged his fans, "Let @GleeonFox know how you feel...either do an 'N SYNC ep, or have me on there.  That would be a blast!"

Fatone told People magazine, "I mentioned it on Twitter and everyone is re-tweeting it, and saying, 'That would be great!'  I love acting and I like to sing.  It'd be perfect!"  As for what 'N SYNC songs should appear on the show, Joey tells People that "Bye Bye Bye' and "It's Gonna Be Me" are likely candidates, but adds, "You never know...they can go so many ways to tell their stories with our songs."

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Monday
Oct042010

Katy Perry's Ex Responds to Song She Allegedly Wrote About Him 

Photo Courtesy - Capitol RecordsIn one of the tracks off her album Teenage Dream, called "Circle the Drain," Katy Perry takes a boyfriend to task for, among other things, falling asleep during sex and abusing pills.  She also sings, "Wanna be your lover/Not your [expletive] mother" and "You think you're so rock 'n roll/But you're really just a joke/Had the world in the palm of your hands/But you [expletive] choked."

The song is assumed to be about Perry's ex-boyfriend, Travie McCoy, who in 2008 went into rehab for an addiction to pills.  Now, he's finally responded to the song.

MTV reports that when they asked McCoy about the song last week, he admitted that he hadn't heard it, but he still had an opinion about it.  He told MTV, "I heard she put out a song that's about me, or about some old habits or whatever.  I look at it like this: I'm just stoked that she finally has a song with some substance on her record.  Good job." 

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Monday
Oct042010

Mandy Moore Goes to Africa to Help Fight Malaria 

Photo Courtesy - Storefront Records(AFRICA) -- Mandy Moore says she learned a valuable lesson last week while she was in Africa. Moore was assisting the United Nations Foundation's "Nothing but Nets" campaign, which provides bed nets that protect people from malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Malaria is the number-one killer of refugees in Africa, though Moore says the spread of the disease is "entirely preventable."

Speaking to reporters during a teleconference Friday from Africa, Moore said, "I will be tirelessly returning home with the message that we can prevent this disease, and we can save lives, and we just need everyone's involvement."

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Monday
Oct042010

Bruno Mars Formally Charged with Drug Possession 

Photo Courtesy - Elektra Records(LAS VEGAS) -- Singer Bruno Mars has been formally charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a spokesperson for the Las Vegas district attorney's office tells Entertainment Weekly.  This comes after the singer's Sept. 19 arrest in Las Vegas.  Police allegedly discovered him at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with 2.6 grams of cocaine.  He's due back in court Nov. 18.

Entertainment Weekly reports that if Mars is convicted, he could serve one to four years in prison, and/or pay a fine of up to five thousand dollars.  However, Nevada law states that if a person has no prior convictions, they're to be placed on probation instead.

Bruno's debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, is due out on Tuesday.

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Monday
Oct042010

Jordin Sparks to Launch First Fragrance This Week 

Photo Courtesy - Sony Music EntertainmentJordin Sparks is the latest female singer to introduce her very own signature fragrance.  Women's Wear Daily reports that the perfume is called "Because of You," which coincidentally also happens to be the title of a song by fellow American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson.

Through the month of October, Because of You will be exclusively available at Dots and Dots.com, a women's specialty and apparel store with 400 locations in 26 states.  Come November, it'll be distributed at 10,000 other locations, including Target.

Sparks tells Women's Wear Daily that the most important quality she wanted the fragrance to have, other than a good scent, was good value.  She explains, "I really wanted it to be affordable. I looked at some other celebrity fragrances and they were, like, 80 dollars....even now, I can't bring myself to spend that much."  Because of You will be sold at an introductory price of $9.50.  The price will then rise to $14.95 in November.

Sparks' fragrance is described as having "top notes of clementine, white imperial currant and orange blossom," a heart of "nectarine, baby orchid and peony" and a drydown of "musks, vanilla bean, amber and blond woods."  She explains, "I wanted it to transfer easily from day to night...it starts out as a day fragrance and becomes a night fragrance."

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Sunday
Oct032010

"The Social Network" Tops Box Office

Photo Courtesy - Columbia Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- The Social Network took the top spot at the box office in its debut weekend, grossing $23 million.

The Aaron Sorkin film centers on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's rise to fame and creation of a social media phenomenon. The movie stars Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield.

Coming in a distant second was Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole at $11 million, with Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps coming in third at $10.5 million.  

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Sunday
Oct032010

"Dog the Bounty Hunter" Hospitalized in Los Angeles

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Duane “Dog” Chapman has been hospitalized after suffering an injury on a bounty hunt. He was admitted to the UCLA Medical Center to undergo testing for a possible blood clot.

“Duane is in very capable hands,” his wife Beth Chapman said in a statement posted on his website Saturday. “We thank everyone for their prayers.”

Chapman, who hosts A&E’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” was scheduled to appear at a speaking engagement Sunday in San Jose, Calif.

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