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Thursday
May262011

'Jersey Shore' Castmates Make Up Following Brawl

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It seems the situation has been cleaned up.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro are back to being friends after they had a little scuffle while filming the new season of Jersey Shore in Italy.

Sources tell TMZ.com that it all went down after Ronnie and his girlfriend Sammi got into an argument while out clubbing. Ronnie decided to direct his rage towards Sitch and started making comments about his family. Eventually, The Situation said enough is enough, and the two engaged in a little fist-to-face contact.  Ronnie was able to land a decent blow, leaving some noticeable marks on Sitch's face. However, both have decided to bury the hatchet and move on.

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Thursday
May262011

'Kung Fu Panda 2,' 'The Hangover Part II' Open Thursday

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In anticipation of the Memorial Day weekend, Hollywood releases two sure-fire blockbusters on Thursday.

Here's a closer look:

-- Kung Fu Panda 2: The sequel to the hit 2008 animated film sees the return of cast members Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan and Seth Rogen.  In their latest adventure, Black's kung fu panda, Po, faces off against an evil peacock, voiced by Gary Oldman.  Rated PG.

-- The Hangover Part II: In the first film, Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms played three guys who party hard in Las Vegas with their soon-to-be married pal, black out and lose the groom.  Not much changes in the sequel, except this time around they're in Thailand to celebrate the impending wedding of Helms' character.  Justin Bartha and Ken Jeong also return.  Rated R.

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Thursday
May262011

Adele's '21' Still on Top, But Lady Gaga Will Take Over Next Week

Columbia Records(NEW YORK) -- Adele's album 21 spends yet another week at number one on the Billboard album chart.

All told, it's been on the top for nine non-consecutive weeks.  In the history of the Billboard album chart, only 11 other albums by female artists have logged that much time at the top.

But 21 is not expected to be on top for much longer.  Lady Gaga's new album Born This Way is expected to blast onto the chart next week with projected first-week sales of 800,000 to 850,000 copies.

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Thursday
May262011

Kim Kardashian Engaged to NBA Player

David Livingston/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Kim Kardashian is following in the footsteps of her sister Khloe by marrying an NBA player.

Kim is engaged to her boyfriend of six months, New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries.  According to People magazine, he popped the question at her Beverly Hills home on May 18.

The 30-year-old reality TV star told the magazine, "I was in such shock.  I never thought it would happen at home, and I never thought now."

Humphries gave Kardashian a 20.5-carat diamond ring that E! Online says is worth $2 million.  The 26-year-old basketball player can afford it, having earned $3.2 million this past season.

This will be Kardashian's second marriage.  She wed music producer Damon Thomas as a 19-year-old in 2000 and divorced him three years later.

Kim's sister, Khloe, is married to Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom.

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Thursday
May262011

Brad Pitt Sends Thoughts to Joplin Tornado Victims

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- The destruction caused by the recent tornado in Joplin, Missouri has Brad Pitt concerned.

The actor has family in Joplin, which is about 50 miles away from where he grew up.

Speaking with reporters this week at the Los Angeles premiere of his new movie, The Tree of Life, Pitt said of the tornado victims, "We're looking into it now, my thoughts are certainly with them...they have a big mountain ahead of them."

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Thursday
May262011

Nicole Scherzinger Replacing Cheryl Cole as Judge on 'The X Factor'?

Interscope Records/Universal Music Group(LOS ANGELES) -- The X Factor hasn't begun airing yet, yet already Nicole Scherzinger may be switching roles.

Though Scherzinger had been announced as one of the hosts of Simon Cowell's singing competition, she will now serve as a judge, replacing British pop star Cheryl Cole, according to TMZ.com.

The website reports producers dropped Cole in part because they were concerned U.S. audiences wouldn't understand her rather thick British accent.  TMZ also says that Cole and judge Paula Abdul lacked chemistry with one another during auditions.

Scherzinger had been tapped to co-host The X Factor with British TV personality Steve Jones.  The other three judges are Cowell, Abdul and producer Antonio "L.A." Reid.

The show debuts on Fox this fall.

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Thursday
May262011

Shania Twain Getting Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Bryan Bedder/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Shania Twain is getting her own star on the Hollywood walk of Fame next month.

The country singer-turned reality show star will receive the honor on June 2. Her star will be the 2,442nd given, and will be located in front of the West Hollywood Hotel.

Twain's friend, actress Bo Derek, is expected to be on hand at the ceremony, where she will speak.

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Wednesday
May252011

Scotty McCreery Wins 'American Idol' Season 10

FilmMagic/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Scotty McCreery was voted the winner of American Idol season 10 on Wednesday night.  He defeated Lauren Alaina to win the final showdown between the youngest-ever contestants in the show's history -- McCreery is 17, and Alaina is 16.

Both Scotty and Lauren will join the remainder of this season's top 11 contestants for the American Idols Live Tour, which kicks off July 6 in West Valley City, Utah, and wraps Sept. 10 in Rochester, N.Y.  Tickets are on sale now.

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Wednesday
May252011

Adele's Secrets of Success: No Endorsements, No Festivals, No Arenas, No Reissues

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Adele is so hot right now that she could probably name her price for any commercial endorsement, or get booked as a headliner on any festival, or sell out arenas worldwide.  But she refuses to do any of that, as well as plenty of other things that could potentially make her more cash.  It's all about staying true to who she is an artist.

In the new issue of the British magazine Q, Adele runs down her rules for success, with number one being no advertising tie-ins.  She says, "I think it's shameful when you sell out...I don't want my name anywhere near another brand. I don't want to be tainted or haunted."

Number two is restricting her interviews, so she's not on every TV show and magazine cover, like Lady Gaga, for example.  Adele explains, "I don't want to be in everyone's face.  I'm a big music fan and I get really pissed off when it gets like that...and I don't want people to get like that with me."

Rule number three is no reissues.  Adele refuses to let her record company re-release her current CD with "bonus tracks."  Adele says, "I was furious when they did that on [my debut album]. I said 'no' and they did it anyway."  She describes it as ripping off your fans.

Rule number four, Adele tells Q, is refusing to play any festival, no matter how big or important. "I will not do festivals," she tells the magazine.  "The thought of an audience that big frightens the life out of me. I don't think the music would work either. It's all too slow." And going along with that is rule five -- no playing arenas.  Adele explains that her people wanted her to perform three nights at London's O2 arena, and she told them, "I won't play a festival. You think I'm gonna play an [effing] arena?  Are you out of your mind?"  Adele said she'd rather play for 12 years in a tiny indie club than one night at the O2.

Adele admits that her team isn't very happy about all her rules.  She tells Q, "Some people are pretty mortified. They think I'm mad."  We'll see who's mad come next year's Grammys, where Adele is already being tipped to sweep all the major categories.

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Wednesday
May252011

Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars to Be Married

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Director Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars will be taking the plunge in August and tying the knot at Coppola’s 19th-century family villa in Bernalda, Italy.  A rep for the couple confirmed the news with People, saying the two will be “having an intimate family wedding.”  Coppola and Mars, lead singer for the rock band Phoenix, have two children together, Romy and Cosima. This will be the second marriage for Coppola.

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