Entries in Release (8)


Plaxico Burress to be Released From Prison on Monday

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former New York Giants player Plaxico Burress was on Sunday counting down the hours to becoming a free man, as he is scheduled to be released from prison on Monday.

Burress, who has been imprisoned since September 2009, is set to leave the Oneida Correctional Facility in New York sometime between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Monday, according to a report by the New York Daily News. Burress was convicted on weapons charges, following an incident in November 2008, in which he suffered an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg at a Manhattan nightclub.

Burress’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, commented on Twitter about his client’s release saying: “I'm excited about Plax's release Monday. He'll be a highly sought after free agent once the lockout is over. He's in great shape & healthy.”

Burress plans to return to playing football professionally following his release.

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UPDATE: Christina Aguilera & Boyfriend Both Released from Police Custody

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Steve Whitmore, a spokesperson for the West Hollywood Sheriff's department, has confirmed that both Christina Aguilera and her boyfriend Matt Rutler are both now out of police custody after an early-morning incident Tuesday that saw her arrested on suspicion for being drunk in public and Rutler arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. Whitmore says Aguilera will not be prosecuted.

According to Whitmore, Rutler was stopped at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday because his Mustang was burning rubber.  His blood alcohol content was .09.  Christina, a passenger in the car, was taken to the sheriff's office as a "public wellness issue" because she was "extremely drunk" at the scene.  The singer told police she didn't know where she lived because she didn't drive, so she was put in a cell until she was able to make a phone call.  According to Whitmore, she left at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, and was picked up by a man believed to be her bodyguard.

Rutler's bail was set at $30,000.  He left police custody at 9:30 a.m.  Both he and Christina were described as being "cooperative."

E! Online has obtained Aguilera's mug shot, which was not released publicly by authorities.

Lately, the recently-divorced Aguilera has been under a microscope for a series of public missteps, including blowing a lyric of the national anthem at the Super Bowl, stumbling onstage at the Grammys and allegedly misbehaving at a celebrity party.

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Zsa Zsa Gabor May Have Been Released from Hospital

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Zsa Zsa Gabor may have spent her birthday at home. Her publicist said over the weekend that the actress was expected to leave Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center -- where Gabor checked in last week after developing an infection stemming from her recent leg amputation -- on Sunday, according to KABC-TV. Gabor turned 94 on Sunday. Her publicist said a birthday celebration was being planned at her Bel Air, California home.

Gabor has been in and out of the hospital since she broke her hip last July.

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'No Strings Attached,' 'The Way Back' Open Nationwide

Photo Courtesy - Paramount Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- No Strings Attached: -- Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher are friends who decide to have a sexual relationship without becoming boyfriend and girlfriend.  The film is rated R.

-- The Way Back: The drama, inspired by real events, focuses on soldiers who escape from a Siberian gulag in 1940, during World War Two.  Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, Ed Harris and Saoirse Ronan star in the PG-13 rated film.

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'The Social Network' Now on DVD

Photo Courtesy - Sony Pictures(NEW YORK) -- The Social Network, arguably the most buzzed-about, well-reviewed and honored film of 2010, is now available on DVD.

Jesse Eisenberg stars as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the story of how the social networking website was created, and the subsequent legal battles Zuckerberg had with former Harvard colleagues and a former business partner.

The DVD contains audio commentaries from screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher, while the Blu-ray version has additional features, such as a behind-the-scenes documentary. 

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'Season of the Witch,' 'Country Strong' Hit Theaters

Photo Courtesy - Relativity Media(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

* Season of the Witch -- Nicolas Cage is a 14th-century European knight who, with his friend, are ordered by church officials to accompany to trial a young girl accused of unleashing the Black Plague.  Hellboy actor Ron Perlman also stars in this PG-13 rated film.

Expanding into wide release:

* Country Strong -- Gwyneth Paltrow plays a down-and-out country music star seeking to revive her career with a comeback tour also featuring two young up-and-comers, including a male singer with whom she's connected.  Garrett Hedlund, Leighton Meester and and Tim McGraw also star.  The movie is rated PG-13.

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Lady Gaga Reveals Album Release Date

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Lady Gaga promised her fans a special gift on New Year's Eve and at midnight, she made good on her promise.

On Twitter, she posted a picture of herself, turned away from the camera, wearing a denim jacket that read "Born This Way." Below was emblazoned “THE SONG 2-13-11 THE RECORD 5-23-11,” indicating that the first single from her new disc will be out Feb. 13, and the album will follow on May 23.

A few hours before, she tweeted, "This has to be the happiest + most exciting night of my life. You've created this moment. You imagined me. You are, you wrote #BornThisWay."

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'TRON: Legacy,' 'The Fighter,' 'Yogi Bear' Open Nationwide in Theaters

Photo Courtesy - Walt Disney Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

* TRON: Legacy -- Jeff Bridges reprises the role he originated in the 1982 film TRON, that of video game developer Kevin Flynn.  He's lost in a digital universe, and it's up to his 27-year-old son to find him.  Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde also star.  The film is screening in 3D and is rated PG.

* Yogi Bear -- Dan Aykroyd voices the beloved cartoon bear, who tries to save Jellystone Park from shutting down.  Justin Timberlake lends his voice to Yogi's sidekick, Boo-Boo.  Anna Faris and Tom Cavanagh also star. The film is screening in 3D and is rated PG.

* How Do You Know -- Reese Witherspoon's Lisa is stuck in a love triangle with a pro baseball pitcher she's dating and a businessman that also interests her.  Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, and Jack Nicholson also star in the PG-13 rated film.

* The Fighter -- Mark Wahlberg portrays real-life boxer "Irish" Micky Ward, who overcomes family struggles to earn a shot at the world championship.  Christian Bale co-stars as fellow boxer and Ward's troubled half-brother, Dicky Eklund, while Amy Adams plays Ward's girlfriend.  The Golden Globe-nominated drama is rated R.

And expanding into wide release:

* Black Swan -- The critically acclaimed thriller stars Natalie Portman as a ballerina descending into madness.  Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel, and Barbara Hershey also star in the Golden Globe-nominated film.  The film is rated R.

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