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Tuesday
Jul192011

Helen Mirren to Join HBO Film on Phil Spector

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Helen Mirren reportedly will replace Bette Midler in an HBO film about music producer Phil Spector that will star Al Pacino.

Midler was set to play Spector's attorney during his first murder trial, but she was forced to drop out due to a herniated disc.

Spector is serving 19 years to life in prison on a second-degree murder conviction for the fatal shooting of actress Lana Clarkson in 2003.

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Tuesday
Jul192011

'Office' Creator Gervais Working on Heavenly Television Pilot

Meghan Sinclair / Team Coco(LOS ANGELES) -- The Office creator Ricky Gervais is collaborating with a former producer of Dexter on a pilot about an atheist who dies and goes to heaven, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Gervais, an atheist himself, is expected to make a cameo in the pilot, titled Afterlife.

The report doesn't mention whether a network is attached to the project.

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Tuesday
Jul192011

Ivanka Trump Confirms Name of Newborn Girl

Mike Coppola/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, confirmed the name of her newborn child Monday on Twitter.

The Apprentice star wrote that she and husband Jared Kushner were playing with their daughter Arabella Rose, who was born Sunday.

She wrote the tweet after her father spilled the beans on Fox News earlier in the day.

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Tuesday
Jul192011

Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony Argued 'Non-Stop' Before Split

PRNewsFoto/Kohl's Department Stores, John Shearer(LOS ANGELES) -- Why did Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony break up?  Apparently, they just couldn't get along.

A source close to the couple tells People magazine that the two decided to split "after months of non-stop arguing," and adds, "[They] decided it's best to go their separate ways for the sake of their two kids."

The couple has three-year-old twins, Max and Emme.

The source also claims that Lopez is "sad" that the marriage didn't work out, but both she and Anthony "feel they have tried everything."

Further, E! Online reports that one of the points of tension was Anthony's allegedly controlling ways.  E! quotes a reputed friend of Lopez's as saying, "He would micromanage their lives together....He was all over her all the time -- about everything -- and I know she tried very hard, and for a long time, to act like it didn't bother her, but I know it did.  A lot."

For her part, E! reports that Lopez wasn't crazy about Anthony's ongoing relationship with his ex-wife, Dayanara Torres.

Meanwhile, fans may be wondering if Lopez and Anthony's joint clothing and accessories line at Kohl's, which they were planning to launch this fall, will continue despite the split.  The answer is yes.

A spokesperson for Kohl's told Women's Wear Daily, "The Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony brands have always been positioned as two separate, distinctive collections that offer high-quality contemporary style for men and women, and we look forward to a successful September launch."

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Tuesday
Jul192011

'The Dark Knight Rises' Teaser Trailer Released Online

Warner Bros. Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- The millions of muggles who flocked to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 over the weekend were treated to one of the most anticipated movie teasers in recent history.

A taste of Christopher Nolan's final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, unspooled before the final Potter film in thousands of theaters.  And for those who haven't seen it, Warner Bros. released it online Monday at TheDarkKnightRises.com.

The teaser features scant footage from the film, other than a clearly injured Commissioner Gordon, again played by Gary Oldman, telling Bruce Wayne from a hospital bed, "The Batman has to come back."

"What if he doesn't exist anymore?" Christian Bale responds.

"He must," Gordon replies. "He must."

The most intriguing part of the clip for fans occurs at the very end -- a brief flash of Tom Hardy as the hulking villain Bane, who, according to comic lore, breaks Batman's back in a vicious fight.  Bale's Batman can be seen, clearly winded, possibly mid-fight, as Bane approaches him.

The Dark Knight Rises, also starring Morgan Freeman and Anne Hathaway, hits theaters next summer.

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Tuesday
Jul192011

Are Demi Lovato and Ryan Phillippe Dating?

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Has Demi Lovato secretly been dating actor Ryan Phillippe?

According to E! News, Lovato and Phillippe, who's a divorced dad of three, have become an item over the last few months.  However, a source tells E! that things cooled down a bit between the pair when Lovato learned that Phillippe was the father of 2-week-old daughter Kai with ex-girlfriend Alexis Knapp.

The source said, "It was really hot and heavy for a while," but Lovato didn't know for sure that Phillippe was going to be a dad again "until it basically happened.  It kind of threw her for a loop."

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Tuesday
Jul192011

Kim Kardashian Prepares for Wedding with Dance Lessons

David Livingston/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Kim Kardashian is turning to her old Dancing with the Stars partner to prepare for her wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.

According to TMZ.com, Kardashian and Humphries have received dancing lessons from Dancing with the Stars pro Mark Ballas, who's reportedly refusing to accept any money from the duo for his efforts.

The bride and groom want to dance a waltz for their first dance.

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Tuesday
Jul192011

Emma Watson Says She Will Return to Brown University

Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. Pictures(NORFOLK, Va.) -- Harry Potter star Emma Watson will eventually return to Brown University, the Ivy League school in Rhode Island she previously said she was leaving.

In an interview with The Virginian-Pilot, the 21-year-old actress says she's still enrolled at Brown, but she will be spending her junior year at England's Oxford University.  She says she will return to Brown for her final year of college.

Watson said in March that she was taking time off from her studies at Brown to focus on her acting career.  One month later, her rep announced that Watson was leaving Brown, but denied rumors, as did Watson, that bullying by other students was the reason.

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Tuesday
Jul192011

'Dancing with the Stars'' Cheryl Burke Dating Paris Hilton's Ex?

ABC/BOB D'AMICO(LOS ANGELES) -- Dancing with the Stars pro Cheryl Burke may be dating Paris Hilton's ex-boyfriend, Cy Waits. A Life & Style magazine source claims Burke and the former Las Vegas nightclub mogul "have gotten very cozy in the past two weeks." Waits, whose relationship with Hilton ended last month, reportedly has been sending text messages to Burke "non-stop."

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Monday
Jul182011

Rachel Uchitel Fuming About Tiger Woods Hush Money

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Rachel Uchitel may not be the biggest fan of Tiger Woods right now. According to TMZ.com, the former nightclub hostess returned a large sum of the $10 million she received to keep quiet about her affair with Tiger Woods. But now she's having second thoughts and may sue her lawyer, Gloria Allred, for malpractice.

Allred negotiated the settlement, which included a confidentiality clause stating that Uchitel could not talk about Woods and that if she violated the agreement, she would have to return the money and could also be sued by Woods, according to TMZ.com.

Sources told TMZ.com that by speaking with the entertainment news site and appearing on VH1's Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew to treat an "addiction to love," attorneys for Woods believe Uchitel was in violation of the agreement terms, despite never mentioning Woods on the show.

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