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Monday
Sep272010

Alleged Madonna Stalker Ordered to Undergo Psych Evaluation 

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The New York Daily News reports the man who allegedly stalked Madonna outside of her New York City apartment multiple times this month has been ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation. Fifty-nine-year-old Robert Linhart was arrested twice for displaying signs outside of her apartment that expressed his admiration for her. Prosecutors say they may seek felony charges against Linhart.

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Friday
Sep242010

John Lennon Documentary Screening on 70th Birthday

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- On Friday, in front of Strawberry Fields in Central Park, Yoko Ono invited John Lennon fans to a screening of a new film about her late husband's life in New York City.  The documentary, entitled LennonNYC, shows how Lennon was enticed by the city and enjoyed the freedom it offered.  The screening will be held Oct. 9 in Central Park, on what would have been Lennon's 70th birthday.  He was shot dead in front of his apartment building, located across the street from the park, by a man who had been denied parole for the sixth time.  The film is set to premiere Sept. 25 at the New York Film Festival, and will air Nov. 22 on PBS.

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Friday
Sep242010

Lohan Back To Jail, No Bail Set

 

Photo Courtesy -- ABC News.(LOS ANGELES) -- After failing two drug tests, including positive results for both cocaine and Adderall, TMZ.com reported Friday actress Lindsday Lohan is being held in custody without bail.  Lohan appeared in court Friday morning before Judge Elden Fox.  Lohan's attorney Shawn Chapman Holley told TMZ.com while leaving the courthouse that Judge Fox had no legal basis for denying her client bail.  Lohan was handcuffed before being taken into custody.  TMZ.com also reports that Lohan could remain in jail until Oct. 22.

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Friday
Sep242010

Facebook Movie: Fact or Fiction? 

Photo Courtesy -- ABC News.(NEW YORK) -- The Social Network will premiere Friday at the New York Film Festival and hit theaters on Oct. 1, but already the movie has sparked thousands of conversations, not to mention wall posts.

In the film, Facebook's young creator, Mark Zuckerberg, is depicted as a cutthroat social climber who's not afraid to stab some backs to create his website. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's script is based on court documents and a partly fictionalized book, "The Accidental Billionaires." As reported on Thursday, Zuckerberg revealed he will donate $100 million to public schools in Newark, N.J., a decision that some argue is intended to counter bad PR surrounding the film.

Still, Zuckerberg himself has called the movie nothing more than fiction and claims he has no plans to see it.

In an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer in July, Zuckerberg said, "I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded." 

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Friday
Sep242010

Taylor Swift Joins Music Legends for Benefit Show

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Taylor Swift was the new kid on the block at Thursday night's All for the Hall benefit show in Los Angeles. Taylor sat in on a "guitar pull" with Country Music Hall of Fame members Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Kris Kristofferson and pop and R&B legend Lionel Richie. Each artist on the show sang their own original songs and Swift was honored to share the stage with such legendary artists. She said, "I'm just as proud to be a part of this event because it's put on by the Country Music Hall of Fame. And it's really important to give back to that." Swift also performed at the All for the Hall concert hosted by Keith Urban last year in Nashville.

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Friday
Sep242010

"Don't Stop Believin'" Sets New Digital Download Record 

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(SUNNYVALE, Calif.) -- Yahoo! Music's ChartBeat column reports that American rock band Journey's 1981 hit "Don't Stop Believin'" has just passed the four million mark in digital downloads.  That makes it the only song released before the year 2000 that has sold that many copies.  In fact, no other song released before 2000 has even hit three million in download sales.

The song's surge in popularity when it comes to downloads can be attributed to its use in any number of movies and TV shows.  In 2007, the song was featured in the series finale of HBO's The Sopranos.  More recently, it appeared in the very first episode of Fox's Glee in May of 2009, as well as in the show's season finale three months ago.

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Friday
Sep242010

Eddie Fisher, Singer and Husband to the Stars, Dead at 82 

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Singer Eddie Fisher, who was known as much for his high-profile marriages to famous Hollywood starlets as he was for his singing and acting career, died last Wednesday.  According to IMDB, Fisher was 82.

Hitched five times in all, Fisher was married to Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds and Connie Stevens, among others. His union with Reynolds produced a daughter, movie actress Carrie Fisher, as well as a son, Todd.  Fisher also had a daughter with Stevens, TV actress Joely Fisher.

Fisher had a prolific singing career during the pre-rock and roll era of the 1950s. He had 35 songs in the top 40 between 1950-1956 and was probably best known for his number one hit, "Oh! My Pa-Pa."  In between hits, he hosted two TV shows, Coke Times with Eddie Fisher on NBC from 1953-1956 and The Eddie Fisher Show on NBC from 1957-1959.

Fisher also wrote two autobiographies, including Been There, Done That in 1999 that was so chock full of sexual details about his various dalliances that it prompted daughter Carrie Fisher to say, "That's it. I'm having my DNA fumigated."

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Thursday
Sep232010

Miley Cyrus Rejects Tabloid Rumors in YouTube Video

Image Courtesy - YouTubeMiley Cyrus has posted a YouTube video to dismiss rumors that she's engaged and to deny claims that she wants to undergo breast enhancement surgery. Cyrus, 17, also contests a report that she called the police to report the paparazzi.

"I'm not engaged...I'm not getting married anytime soon," Cyrus said. "People are like 'Miley...needs commitment...Miley should do this.' Miley doesn't need to do anything but sit and chill and enjoy life."

Cyrus said she recorded the nearly 10-minute video because she wanted to address the reports directly with her fans, and to vent frustration regarding the paparazzi and tabloids.

"It's what I have to deal with to do what I love, and that's fine," she said. "But when things are taken out of context, it ends up hurting my feelings because I know things are said about me that are completely false."

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Thursday
Sep232010

Sesame Street Confirms It's Pulling Katy Perry From Show 

(NEW YORK) -- Following a report on TMZ.com, Sesame Workshop, the producers of Sesame Street, have confirmed that they will not air singer Katy Perry's appearance on an upcoming episode of the show.  TMZ had reported that some parents had complained about a YouTube clip of the appearance, which featured Perry wearing a fifties-style party dress with a low-cut front.

The New York Times reports that in a statement, Sesame Workshop said, "In light of the feedback we've received on the Katy Perry music video which was released on YouTube only, we have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of Sesame Street, which is aimed at preschoolers. Katy Perry fans will still be able to view the video on YouTube."

The video was available on YouTube Thursday morning, but was then removed.

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Thursday
Sep232010

Kevin Costner Says His Company Can Deal with Future Oil Spills 

Image Courtesy: ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Actor Kevin Costner testified Wednesday before the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. about the BP oil spill, which crippled the Gulf Coast economy and severely damaged its ecosystem.  The Oscar winner, who has a company that's been developing a device to separate water from oil, said his researchers have come up with a way to deal with not just one oil spill, but multiple spills occurring simultaneously.  Costner explained, "The plan is simple and it's easy to understand. It is backed up by logistics, science and engineering.  It is an aggressive strategy built around rapid deployment, overwhelming response and the mechanical recovery of oil from water."

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