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Jun192011

Amy Winehouse Booed, Stumbles Through Show in Serbia

Samir Hussein/Getty Images(BELGRADE, Serbia) -- Rehab may not have been very effective on Amy Winehouse after all, as the British singer appeared to be intoxicated during a performance in Serbia on Saturday.

Winehouse took to the stage in Belgrade in what was supposed to be the kickoff show for a 12-date tour across Europe. However, Winehouse’s performance was probably not what the approximately 20,000 people in attendance was expecting, as she could be heard mumbling through songs and seen staggering across the stage at times, according to a report by the BBC.

Dressed in a green and black dress, Winehouse became the target of boos from those in attendance throughout her performance. There was no confirmation on whether she was in fact intoxicated during the perfromance.

The 27-year-old performer recently checked out of an alcohol rehabilitation program in London.

Winehouse was scheduled to continue with her tour with a stop in Istanbul, Turkey on Sunday.

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Sunday
Jun192011

'Green Lantern' Tops Box Office

Ryan McVay/Photodisc(LOS ANGELES) -- Green Lantern made off with the top spot at the box office over the weekend, with the film about the comic book superhero pulling in $52.7 million in its opening weekend.

Coming in second in the standings was the film Super 8, which grossed $21.3 million.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins ($18.2 million), X-Men: First Class ($11.5 million) and The Hangover Part II ($9.6 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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Saturday
Jun182011

Clarence Clemons, E Street Band Saxophonist, Dead at 69

Harry Scott/Redferns(PALM BEACH, Fla.) -- E Street Band saxophone player Clarence "Big Man" Clemons has died from complications stemming from a stroke he suffered last week, a spokeswoman has confirmed to The New York Times.  He was 69 years old and had suffered numerous health problems in recent years. Clemons died in a hospital in Palm Beach, Florida.

Since the early 1970s, Clemons' saxophone had been an integral part of Bruce Springsteen's music, and the onstage camaraderie between the two men was a key element to the E Street Band's marathon live shows.  It is Clemons who appears with Springsteen on the cover of his seminal 1975 album Born to Run -- one of rock's most iconic images.  Clemons' solo on that album's closing track "Jungleland" is generally considered one of his finest recorded moments.

Clemons' last appearance onstage with Springsteen was in December, when he and the original members of the E Street Band played a special show in Asbury Park, N.J., highlighting songs from the album The Promise.

In addition to his work with Springsteen, Clemons also played and recorded with artists ranging from Aretha Franklin, Jackson Browne and Roy Orbison, to Ringo Starr, the Grateful Dead, Joe Cocker and, most recently, Lady Gaga.  Clemons played on two tracks from her #1 album, Born This Way, including the current top 10 hit "The Edge of Glory."  He can also be seen in that song's video, which just debuted this past week.

A larger-than-life figure, Clemons also appeared in the movie New York, New York, as well as other films, and in the TV show Diff'rent Strokes.  In 2009, he published his autobiography, Big Man: Real Life and Tall Tales.  He was married five times, and is survived by his fifth wife, Victoria, as well as by four sons.

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Saturday
Jun182011

Britney's 'I Wanna Go' Set for Multi-Platform Premiere

Max Morse/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Britney Spears is dialing up a media blitz to launch the new video for her song I Wanna Go.

Jive Records says Spears’ new video -- which is set to premier on June 22 -- will first be seen on MTV and VEVO. And for fans who miss the very first showing, there’s no need to worry, as Jive says the video will air hourly on MTV during music video hours and on VH1’s Best Morning Buzz Live.

Before the actual premiere, music lovers can get a sneak peek of the video on Sunday as an exclusive 30-second teaser will air on Bravo’s Watch What Happens: Live and also on VEVO.

I Wanna Go is the third single from Spears’ Femme Fatale album.

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Friday
Jun172011

'Mad Men' Actress Burning Hot -- Literally

Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Screenvision(NEW YORK) -- Mad Men star Christina Hendricks nearly literally lived up to her description as a flame-haired actress after a party mishap in New York City. The New York Post reports Hendricks was at a Tony Awards after-party Sunday night at the Carlyle Hotel when she backed into a lit candle and set the coat she was wearing on fire. The paper reports she was able to extinguish the fire, but not before she burned a "huge hole" in the garment, which she apparently tossed into the garbage.

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Friday
Jun172011

Report: Actor/Screenwriter Beau Moves in with Jennifer Aniston

James Devaney/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Aniston has a new roommate. Us Weekly is reporting that screenwriter/actor/director Justin Theroux, the latest man to be romantically linked to the actress, has moved into her Los Angeles digs following a bi-coastal relationship that saw the 39-year-old Iron Man 2 scribe keeping both a New York City apartment and a room at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood.  No confirmation on the report from Aniston or Theroux's people.

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Friday
Jun172011

Dave Chappelle Denies Rumors of Online Show

Eugene Gologursky/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Dave Chappelle is denying a report that he's planning a new television show that would air via a paid subscription service such as Netflix, Hulu, or Sony's Crackle. The website The Daily wrote that the former Comedy Central star was going to make his triumphant return on the Web, but the comedian's people are saying otherwise. Chappelle's rep Carla Simms told Entertainment Weekly rumors of his return are "absolutely untrue."

Chappelle caught many of his fans -- and network executives -- off guard when he bolted from his hit Comedy Central series Chapelle's Show in 2005.  In the process he abandoned the $50 million paycheck he would have earned over the next two years if he had stayed.

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Friday
Jun172011

Selena Gomez Talks Hospitalization, Bieber & Britney

ABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) -- Selena Gomez graced the stage of ABC's Good Morning America, as part of the show's Summer Concert Series on Friday, in her first major national TV appearance since she was hospitalized last week.

Selena told GMA's Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos that she was "much better" following the hospitalization, explaining that she was "low on iron," "dehydrated" and "exhausted."

Asked about the negative reaction she’s received from Justin Bieber fans, furious that the two are dating, Gomez told Roberts, "I can't shut out all of it, I'm human, so I read it, I know what's being said, obviously, but I have better things in my life and I do try to ignore it. And I have incredible supporters."

As for whether or not she and Bieber will ever record together, she said, "I'm not sure...if it happens, it happens."

Gomez also spoke about her love of Britney Spears, and how happy she is to have recorded a song co-written by Britney on her upcoming album When the Sun Goes Down, which comes out June 28.  Gomez confirmed that during her tour this summer, she'll be performing a Britney tribute. "I mean, even if you're a guy you know Britney songs!  I mean, it's Britney!  So I'm excited," she added.

When the Sun Goes Down is the third album from Gomez and her band The Scene, and said, "It's fun to kind of see how different each record has gone. And I'm getting older...so it's really fun to kind of display that in my music, and...kind of experience what I'm going through in my life through my music."

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Friday
Jun172011

'Green Lantern,' 'Mr. Popper's Penguins,' 'Buck' Open Friday

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Green Lantern: Ryan Reynolds' Hal Jordan is a test pilot who's enlisted by an intergalactic group called the Green Lantern Corps to help protect the universe from an enemy known as Parallax, using a powerful ring he's been given.  Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, Tim Robbins and Geoffrey Rush also star in this adaptation of the DC Comics character, which is screening in 3D.  Rated PG-13.

-- Mr. Popper's Penguins: Jim Carrey is the title character, a New York businessman whose life takes an adventurous turn when he inherits six penguins.  The film is based on the 1938 children's book of the same name.  Rated PG.

And opening in limited release:

-- Buck: The documentary details the life of cowboy and horse trainer Buck Brannaman, the inspiration for the Robert Redford film The Horse Whisperer.  Rated PG.

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Friday
Jun172011

U2 Tops 'Forbes' List of Highest-Paid Musicians

Isaac Brekken/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After recently compiling a list of the highest-paid musicians under 30, Forbes magazine has now published a roundup of the 25 highest-paid musicians overall.

Number one on the list is U2, who raked in $195 million between May of 2010 and last month, thanks to their super-successful tour.  For that same reason, Bon Jovi is number two on the list with $125 million, Elton John is number three with $100 million, Lady Gaga is number four with $90 million, and Michael Buble is number five with $70 million.  All of those acts enjoyed sold-out, long-running tours.

Others on the list range from 68-year-old Paul McCartney to 17-year old Justin Bieber.  There's also one married couple on the list -- Beyonce and Jay-Z -- but he earned more than she did for the first time since their 2008 wedding.

Here's the list, which includes a five-way tie for 18th place:

1. U2 ($195 million)
2. Bon Jovi ($125 million)
3. Elton John ($100 million)
4. Lady Gaga ($90 million)
5. Michael Buble ($70 million)
6. Paul McCartney ($67 million)
7. Black Eyed Peas ($61 million)
8. Eagles ($60 million)
9. Justin Bieber ($53 million)
10. Dave Matthews Band ($51 million)
11. Toby Keith ($50 million)
12. Usher ($46 million)
13. Taylor Swift $45 million)
14. Katy Perry ($44 million)
15. Brad Paisley ($40 million)
16. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ($38 million)
17. Jay-Z ($38 million)
18. AC/DC ($35 million)
18. Sean "Diddy" Combs ($35 million)
18. Beyonce ($35 million)
18. Tim McGraw ($35 million)
18. Muse ($35 million)
23. Rascal Flatts ($34 million)
24. Kenny Chesney ($30 million)
25. Rihanna ($29 million)

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