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Sunday
Jan302011

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Stops by 'SNL'

Photo Courtesy - NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Mark Zuckerberg surprised the Saturday Night Live audience this week when he joined guest host Jesse Eisenberg -- who played the Facebook co-founder in a not-so-flattering light in The Social Network -- for the show's opening monologue.

"Have you two not met? Awkward!" asked SNL's Andy Samberg, who was dressed as Zuckerberg, before leaving the stage.

"Did you ever end up seeing the film?" asked Eisenberg, who is nominated for a best actor Oscar for his portrayal. "What did you think?"

"It was interesting," said Zuckerberg with his teeth clenched.

"Interesting? I'll take it!" Eisenberg shot back.

In the past Zuckerberg has called the critically-acclaimed film "fiction."

"But, you know, I mean, the real story of Facebook is just that we've worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded."

The Social Network is nominated for eight Academy Awards, which will be broadcast live Feb. 27 on ABC.

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Sunday
Jan302011

'Golden Pipes' Memorabilia Scores $355 at Auction

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- A rare piece of Americana fetched a shockingly low amount of cash when it was put up on the auction block this week.

Ted Williams’ tent, the former home of the once-homeless man with the “golden pipes,” sold for just $355 on eBay this week.

TMZ reports the auction was commissioned by the man with whom Williams shared the tent.

No word on what the lucky winner plans to do with it, but TMZ reports the profits from the sale will go to an Ohio charity that supports the homeless.

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Saturday
Jan292011

Want Taylor Swift's Hair, Katy Perry's Skin? You're Not Alone

Photo Courtesy - Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) --  If you were to put together the "ultimate woman," what attributes would she have?  According to a poll conducted by two prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeons, Taylor Swift's hair and Katy Perry's skin are at the top of the list.

According to the New York Post, Dr. Richard Fleming and Dr. Toby Meyer polled over 1,200 of their current and former patients to come up with "Hollywood's Hottest Looks," their rundown of the perfect star body parts.

In addition to Swift's hair and Perry's skin, women would also like Natalie Portman's nose, Scarlett Johansson's lips, Halle Berry's jaw line and Penelope Cruz's body. 

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Saturday
Jan292011

Bruno Mars Cuts Deal in Cocaine Case

Photo Courtesy - Elektra Records/Facebook(LAS VEGAS) -- Bruno Mars will not be going to jail for drug possession, thanks to a deal he's cut with the Clark County District Attorney's Office in Las Vegas.  TMZ says that the D.A. has agreed to a "deferred adjudication" -- which means if Bruno keeps his nose clean for a year and does community service -- his drug arrest last fall will be wiped off the books.

Bruno was arrested in September at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Vegas after he was allegedly found in the bathroom with cocaine in his possession.  TMZ reports that under the terms of the deal, Bruno will do 200 hours of community service and undergo private counseling.  After 12 months, if the Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer stays out of trouble, the charge will be dismissed.

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Friday
Jan282011

Charlie Sheen Enters Rehab, 'Two and a Half Men' Going on Hiatus

Photo Courtesy - Jeff Vespa | WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- In what appears to be the inevitable conclusion to his recent misadventures, Charlie Sheen has entered rehab.  His publicist told ABC News on Friday, "Charlie Sheen has voluntarily entered an undisclosed rehabilitation center today.  He is most grateful to all who have expressed their concern."  The publicist added, "Mr. Sheen asks that his privacy be respected at this time and that no additional informational will be provided."

Sheen checked out of Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Thursday, the same day he was rushed in after suffering from abdominal pains.  His publicist said early on Friday that the actor would be on the set of Two and a Half Men on Tuesday.  However, the show has now announced that it is taking a production hiatus due to Sheen's situation.  In a statement, the show's executive producer said, "We are profoundly concerned for his health and well-being, and support his decision." Indeed, before Sheen entered rehab, sources had told the Hollywood Reporter that executives on Two and a Half Men were more than willing to "shut down the show" in order for Sheen to get help.

Despite reports of drug-fueled romps with porn stars, Extra reported that Sheen's abdominal pain stemmed from a hernia, which got worse after he "laughed too hard while watching television."  Tabloid reports had previously claimed Sheen had used cocaine prior to his hospitalization, although Sheen denies drugs had anything to do with the matter.

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Friday
Jan282011

Bandaged Jimmy Buffett Tells Fans He's "Gonna Be Fine"

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(SYDNEY) -- Jimmy Buffett is not "wasting away" -- in Margaritaville, or otherwise.  In a video posted on his official website, the 64-year-old singer, who was rushed to the hospital after falling offstage during a concert in Sydney, Australia earlier this week, tells his fans he's "on the mend" and thanks them for the outpouring of concern over his well-being.

The video, shot in Sydney, shows Buffet overlooking Sydney Harbor and sporting a bandaged arm.  He says he's upset he cannot continue his tour as planned in Auckland, New Zealand, and reassures his Australian and "Kiwi" fans that he'll be back to see them as soon as he can.  Buffett adds, "I really am humbled and I sincerely thank everybody out there for their kind words," adding, "I'm gonna be fine and we'll be back to work in April."  Signing off, Buffett says, "The show goes on," and, placing his hand pointing vertically over his head in imitation of a shark's fin, tells his legion of Parrotheads, "Fins up!"

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Friday
Jan282011

Killers, Jane's Addiction, Kanye West to Headline Lollapalooza Chile

Photo Courtesy - Island Def Jam(NEW YORK) -- The lineup for Lollapalooza Chile has been announced.  The Killers, Jane's Addiction and Kanye West will headline the event, set for April 2-3 in Santiago, Chile.

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Flaming Lips, Jane's Addiction and Fatboy Slim will be some of the other 50-plus acts who will perform during the two-day event.

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Friday
Jan282011

Neil Young to Receive Humanitarian Award at Junos

Photo Courtesy - John Shearer/WireImage/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Neil Young will be awarded the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the Canadian Juno awards on March 27, according to Billboard.  The award recognizes Canadian artists whose actions and humanitarian work leave a positive impact on their country. 

Young, who is a U.S. resident, still holds his Canadian citizenship and is active in social programs within the country.  He's also a five-time Juno recipient. He was inducted into Canada's Music Hall of Fame in 1982 and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2010. 

The Junos are Canada's  of the Grammy Awards.


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Friday
Jan282011

Aerosmith 'Having Fun' Recording New Album

Photo Courtesy - Christopher Peterson/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- It looks like Steve Tyler wasn't joking when he recently said Aerosmith was heading to the studio straightaway to begin work on a new album.  Marti Frederikson, a longtime collaborator with the band, recently told Billboard that Aerosmith is "playing songs, putting together riffs, having fun, laughing and working from noon to 11 [p.m.]" when it comes to the new album.  Frederikson is working with Tyler, guitarist Brad Whitford, bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer on the new album until February 2, which is when Tyler will start his live appearances on American Idol.  As for Joe Perry, Frederikson said he didn't make the sessions due to an unspecified commitment. 

The album, which will be Aerosmith's first since 2004's Honkin' on Bobo, seems to be coming along quickly. Frederikson said he and the band tackled four songs in the first three days of working together.  He added, "We're trying to move quick and not necessarily finish up songs and make them complete but just get a lot of stuff to choose from."  Frederikson feels the album will be composed of "a lot of good stuff, and they've got a lot of great stuff already from the past that hasn't been finished, a whole stockpile that just needs to be produced up." 

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Friday
Jan282011

'The Rite,' 'The Mechanic Open' Nationwide

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

-- The Rite: Anthony Hopkins is a priest in Rome who performs exorcisms and takes a seminary student, played by Colin O'Donoghue in his feature film debut, under his wing. The film is rated PG-13.

-- The Mechanic: Jason Statham stars as a "mechanic," or assassin, who seeks revenge for the murder of his mentor.  Donald Sutherland, Tony Goldwyn and Ben Foster also star in this rated R remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson flick.

And expanding into wide release:

-- 127 Hours: James Franco received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a stranded hiker who amputates his own hand to free himself after a rock pins it and traps him in a gorge.  The movie is rated R.

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