Entries in Internet (5)


'The Hobbit' Trailer Hits the Internet

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The trailer for the first Lord of the Rings prequel debuted on the Internet Tuesday night.

The two-and-a-half-minute preview of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey mainly showcases the relationship between Ian McKellen's Gandalf and Hobbit Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman. Freeman's previous credits include The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the U.K. version of The Office.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theaters next December. Its follow-up, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, opens in late 2013. Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson returns to helm both flicks.

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Daniel Tosh to Voice, Produce New Animated Series

Michael Schwartz/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Daniel Tosh, the stand-up comic and star of the Comedy Central Internet video-inspired hit Tosh.0, will voice and executive produce the animated series Brickleberry, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The trade reports the series, which will debut in 2012, will center on a group of dysfunctional park rangers.

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Charlie Sheen Not Dead, Despite Internet Rumors

Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Despite Internet rumors claiming his death, actor Charlie Sheen is very much alive.

A virus spread primarily through Facebook claimed that Sheen was dead, then rumor spread to Twitter.

Sheen denied the claim, writing on his Twitter page, "(warlock: long nap...very much alive)."

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Elizabeth Taylor's Friends, Fans Remember Her Online

ABC, Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- Moments after news broke that Elizabeth Taylor died of congestive heart failure Wednesday, the Internet leapt to memorialize the iconic actress. Taylor's friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry tweeted their sympathies:

@MarleeMatlin, actress: "So VERY shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Dame Elizabeth Taylor. A true Hollywood legend and humanitarian and friend. RIP."

@KirstieAlley, actress: "Elizabeth...thank u for the lessons u taught me about life..suffering and are the BRIGHTEST STAR in the universe..Eternal love."

@JaneFonda: "I knew elizabeth Taylor and I can tell you she was kind, brave, generous and loyal. I am sad."

@SteveMartinToGo: "I met Elizabeth Taylor several times. She was witty and self-deprecating, which I found surprising and delightful. She loved to laugh."

@JoanRivers, comedian: "Sad to hear of Elizabeth Taylor's death. She was the 1st major celebrity to join me in the fight against AIDS when it wasn't a popular cause."

@KylieMinogue, singer: "RIP Dame Elizabeth Taylor.....Like a pure white diamond you'll shine on and on and on."

@KimKardashian, reality TV star and the last person to interview Taylor: "I am so saddened about the passing of Elizabeth Taylor! She will always be my idol!"

@BoyGeorge, singer: "R.I.P the amazing Liz Taylor, goddess, actress, aids activist and one of the world's true beauties!"

@petertravers, Rolling Stone movie critic: "Elizabeth Taylor takes final bow. Never more beautiful than as Maggie the cat. Never more actor impressive than as Martha in Virginia Woolf."

Some stars went the more traditional route and released statements through their publicists, including Elton John, Taylor's close friend: "We have just lost a Hollywood giant; more importantly, we have lost an incredible human being."

Barbara Streisand released a statement through her publicist: "It's the end of an era. It wasn't just her beauty or her stardom. It was her humanitarianism. She put a face on HIV/AIDS. She was funny. She was generous. She made her life count."

Martin Landau, who co-starred with Taylor in Cleopatra, did the same: "It's a terrible loss. A unique talent and a singularly spectacular individual."

Carrie Fisher, whose father Eddie Fisher was Taylor's fourth husband, said this in a statement:

"If my father had to divorce my mother for anyone -- I'm so grateful that it was Elizabeth. This was a remarkable woman who led her life to the fullest rather than complacently following one around. She will be missed but never forgotten."

Meanwhile, online tributes to Taylor are gaining momentum. This morning, posted a photo-filled story entitled "100 Beautiful Pictures of Elizabeth Taylor," noting that all the photos were originally published before Photoshop existed. As of noon ET, it had garnered hundreds of Facebook "likes."

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Charlie Sheen Live! Thousands Tune In to Watch Sheen on UStream

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- As if going before every TV camera that would have him and becoming an overnight Twitter star weren’t enough, actor Charlie Sheen took his "winning" message to a live web audience Saturday night.

Dressed in a T-shirt emblazoned with a giant green dollar sign and a black fedora, the actor addressed his fans in a Ustream show called "Sheen's Korner." At its peak, the show attracted about 150,000 viewers, but the viewer count appeared to fall as the show continued.

The program -- promoted with the tagline "You're either in Sheen's corner or with the trolls" -- featured Sheen, as well as his "sidekick" Rick Calamaro, "goddess" girlfriend Natalie Kenly, a dedicated sound engineer and a handful of other pals.

Since his very public feud with CBS began and the network canceled the rest of the season of his hit sitcom, Two and a Half Men, Sheen has seemingly been everywhere, including an extensive interview he gave ABC's Andrea Canning.

After thanking his "sponsors," Sheen pulled a bandage off his wrist to reveal that he had tattooed himself with his favorite phrase, "winning." He said "Sheen's Korner" would be "an experiment of sorts," airing on Ustream daily, weekly or with whatever frequency his fans indicated they desired.

Sheen and his friends also introduced a series of so-called "segments," including "Winning News," "Gnarls Gnarlingest," "Wish They Were Me Forever" and "Kinda wish I were them for 10 minutes." He also gave viewers an opportunity to write in and request, via Twitter, some of their favorite Sheen quotes.

"There's been a lot of wordsmithing that has fallen gracefully from this beautiful hole," he said. "It has caught on like an absolute global wildfire."

The online show lasted for nearly an hour and, at the end, Sheen thanked his viewers for tuning in to his "maiden madcap experiment."

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