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Tuesday
Jul052011

Charlie Sheen Roast to Air on Comedy Central -- on Same Night His Sitcom Replacement Debuts

ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT(LOS ANGELES) -- Former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen will be the subject of the next Comedy Central celebrity roast -- and it will air on the same night Ashton Kutcher makes his debut as Sheen's replacement on Two and a Half Men.

"You could say I've been providing kindling for this roast for a while," Sheen said. "It's time to light it up. It's going to be epic," said Sheen in a statement.

The roast will air Sept. 19 at 10 p.m. ET -- an hour after the season debut of Two and a Half Men on CBS.

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Tuesday
Jul052011

Is Vinny Guadagnino Done with 'Jersey Shore'?

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The upcoming season five of Jersey Shore could be one member short.

USMagazine.com reports that following Vinny Guadagnino’s return to the Seaside Heights house after his departure last Wednesday, Guadagnino left the New Jersey house again on Friday, and this time he might not return.

A source told the magazine, “Vinny being the youngest of the bunch, it's a long time to be away from his family.  He left and is home [in Staten Island].  I don't think he will be back."

The gang began filming season five last Monday after taking a short break following the cast members' return from their trip to Italy, where the fourth season of the hit series was shot.

In a statement, a rep for MTV said, "We don't comment on series while they are in production but viewers can be assured they will have answers when season five premieres."  

Jersey Shore’s episodes shot in Italy will premiere Aug. 4 on MTV.

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Tuesday
Jul052011

Katie Holmes Throws Surprise Birthday Bash for Tom Cruise

George Pimentel/Getty Images for Creative Artists Agency(MIAMI) -- Tom Cruise turned 49 years old on Sunday, and his wife Katie Holmes made sure his big day was celebrated in style.

The New York Post reports that Holmes threw a surprise birthday dinner for Cruise at the Soho Beach House in Miami Saturday night.  The two enjoyed Italian food and Cuban music with 40 of their closest friends and family.

According to sources, Holmes, who has been traveling from Los Angeles to Florida with her daughter to visit Cruise, reserved several rooms at the Beach House for the birthday bash.

Cruise has been in Florida for the past several weeks shooting his new movie Rock of Ages along with Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, and Julianne Hough.

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Tuesday
Jul052011

Brooke Mueller Reportedly Out of Rehab

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Brooke Mueller has successfully completed rehab, according to RadarOnline.com.

The ex-wife of Charlie Sheen was enrolled in a 45-day outpatient treatment program, which she reportedly decided to enter after seeing herself under the influence in episodes of Paris Hilton’s reality show The World According to Paris.

"Brooke saw what she looked and sounded like when she was under the influence,” the source said.  “Brooke entered rehab during filming of the show and she couldn't believe the difference she was able to see in herself when she wasn't using drugs.”

In regard to the suspicious photographs of Mueller in Hawaii last month that showed her walking around in sweats and holding a wad of cash while chatting with strangers in cars, the source said, "Brooke does still have temptations, she will for the rest of her life.  But, that incident was dealt with, and Brooke continues to make progress.”

The source said Mueller is hoping to get back to work soon and is exploring offers.

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Tuesday
Jul052011

Daniel Radcliffe Reveals Past Alcohol Issues

ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) -- The star of the Harry Potter films, Daniel Radcliffe, says he's stopped drinking because he was enjoying it a bit too much.

Radcliffe tells GQ magazine that he made the decision to give up drinking altogether two years ago as soon as he realized how much he depended on it.

“I became so reliant on [alcohol] to enjoy stuff,” Radcliffe told the magazine.

“There were a few years there when I was just so enamored with the idea of living some sort of famous person's lifestyle that really isn't suited to me," he added.

Radcliffe, who's been busy on Broadway starring in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, says he's content with his new life path.

"As much as I would love to be a person that goes to parties and has a couple of drinks and has a nice time, that doesn't work for me,” said the actor.  “I'd just rather sit at home and read, or go out to dinner with someone, or talk to someone I love, or talk to somebody that makes me laugh."

The final Harry Potter film -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 -- hits theaters July 15.

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Tuesday
Jul052011

Paris Hilton’s Stalker Arrested Again

Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- A man who has a restraining order that legally bars him from being within 200 yards of Paris Hilton was arrested Monday afternoon after he was spotted looking into the hotel heiress' beach house.

James Rainford, 36, is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail on suspicion of violating a judge’s order to stay away from Hilton.

In January, Rainford pleaded no contest in a trespassing case and was sentenced to community service and probation after he tried to contact Hilton at her home in the Hollywood Hills.  Rainford also pleaded no contest in April to punching Paris’ then-boyfriend, Cy Waits while the couple was walking into a Los Angeles courthouse.  Rainford was sentenced to 227 days in jail for misdemeanor battery but was released early from custody.

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Tuesday
Jul052011

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Visit Turkey

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(BODRUM, Turkey) -- Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones were spotted shopping for handbags and enjoying dinner with their two children Sunday in the resort town of Bodrum, Turkey.

Sources tell The New York Post Michael Douglas has rented a luxury yacht for a month to cruise the Mediterranean, and the couple seemed relaxed and very happy during their Turkish outing.

Earlier this year, Douglas revealed that cancerous tumor in his throat was gone.  Zeta-Jones recently completed a stay in a medical facility for treatment of bipolar disorder.

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Monday
Jul042011

'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' Has Mega Opening

Comstock Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Transformers: Dark of the Moon had a smashing opening over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, finishing at the top of the box office.

The third installment of the Transformers franchise netted $116.4 million over the weekend, beating out Cars 2, which finished in second place with a tally of $32.1 million.

Bad Teacher ($17.6 million), Larry Crowne ($15.7 million) and Super 8 ($9.5 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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Monday
Jul042011

Kate Middleton on Having a Baby: 'Yes, I Hope To'

David Cheskin - WPA Pool/Getty Images(QUEBEC CITY, Canada) -- Could the pitter-patter of little feet be in the future for royal newlyweds Prince William and Kate Middleton?

Perhaps not quite yet, but as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge interacted with fans in Quebec City, Canada, Sunday as part of their North American tour, one fan wished Kate well in starting a family. Kate, 29, who has not spoken publicly about children, was overheard saying, "Yes, I hope to."

"It was really quite a surprise to hear her say that, quite an emotional response," said Katie Nicholl, an ABC News contributor and author of The Making of a Royal Romance. "For Kate to give such an intimate aspiration is very special.

"You look at the two of them. It's the chemistry, the love between them. It won't be long before they will," she added.

The moment happened when two little girls went up to the royal couple to give them flowers. The father of one of the little girls, David Cheater, was the fan who received Kate's unexpected response.

"It was privilege, a real privilege," Cheater said, holding 2-year-old daughter Raffaella.

The royal couple continues their 11-day tour on Monday in Prince Edward Island, Canada, the fifth day of the tour, where William, who is a military helicopter pilot, will be doing a flying demonstration in which he makes an emergency landing on Dalvay Lake.

While touring Quebec City Sunday, Prince William, 29, spoke to Canadians in their native tongue -- French -- and even apologized for his accent.

It's their first overseas trip as a married couple and everywhere they go, the prince and his bride have been greeted by fanfare.

But while more than 1,000 fans gathered to watch their tour of the city, the couple encountered about 200 protesters. French-speaking separatists have sprung up throughout the tour, but have caused little disruption.

ABC News contributor and Sun editor, Duncan Larcombe, says that while British royals often encounter protesters when they come to this part of Canada but, nonetheless, William and Kate have viewed this trip as a success.

"There have been some demonstrations, some protests, but nothing too serious," Lacrombe said.

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Sunday
Jul032011

Actor Andrew Keegan Tasered by Cops?

Comstock/Jupiterimages(LOS ANGELES) -- Actor Andrew Keegan found himself in a bit of trouble with the law Saturday, as police were called to a party he was throwing in Marina Del Ray, Calif.

Police reportedly converged on the party and asked the 32-year-old actor to turn down the music, when he reportedly refused to do so and became aggressive, TMZ reports.

Witnesses tell TMZ a scuffle ensued between Keegan, who starred in the television series 7th Heaven, and police, and at some point a Taser device was used on the actor.

Authorities later denied using a Taser on Keegan, according to TMZ.

The actor was reportedly detained then released, but was not placed under arrest.

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