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Elizabeth Taylor Hospitalized After ‘Heart Failure’

Elizabeth Taylor Black and White Photo

Elizabeth Taylor, 78, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday after suffering from heart failure.

The movie star was watched her health falter, missing an appearance at the amfAR 25th anniversary event on Tuesday, an event where she was to be honored for her work with the AIDS research organization.

Sally Morrison, the long time friend and representative for Taylor released the following statement:

“Elizabeth Taylor was hospitalized earlier this week when she was taken to Cedars-Sinai suffering from symptoms caused by congestive heart failure, an ongoing condition. This issue is being addressed. She is currently being kept in the hospital for monitoring,”


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Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz Were In Two “Different Marriages”

Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy

On Wednesday singer Ashlee Simpson filed for divorce from husband and Fall Out Boy founding member Pete Wentz, telling one source that she had been “extremely unhappy for a long time” and wanted out of the marriage for just as long.

On the flip side, Pete Wentz says he has always been very happy with the marriage and had no idea Ashlee was feeling the way she was.

A source close to the couple says Pete begged Ashlee to stay after she broke the news and that he has been crying a lot since that time, while begging Ashlee to give their marriage another shot.
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Jack Black Once Again Hosting ‘Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards’

Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2011 - Jack Black Promo Poster

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards is coming back on April 2 and Jack Black is returning to host the show once again.

The show honor’s the favorite entertainment of kids, including Film, TV, Music and Sports.

According to Marjorie Cohn, Nick’s President of Original Programming and Development:

“Jack Black is the perfect mix of comedy, rock and star-power that will set the tone for an amazing show.”

Jack Black previously hosted the show in 2006 and then again in 2008, he will be replacing Kevin James who hosted the show in 2011.

The awards ceremony will be held at the Southern California Galen Center.

What do you think about Jack Black returning to the Nickelodeon stage?


Miley Cyrus To Host Saturday Night Live On March 5

Miley Cyrus - Saturday Night Live

Miley Cyrus, hot off the heels of her Hannah Montana series finale will be hosting Saturday Night Live when the show airs on March 5.

It will be interesting to see if Miley appears on the spoofed out Miley Cyrus Show when she hosts, a sketch that has aired on several recent showing of the popular sketch comedy series. The Cyrus skit features relative newcomer to SNL Vanessa Bayer (pictured above with Miley Cyrus) as she plays the 18-year-old star as an “everything’s about me” type of persona. Saturday Night Live often likes to get the real stars involved in the spoofs of themselves, which could make for an interesting moment on the show.

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Lindsay Lohan’s White Dress Flies Off The Shelves, Sells Out

Lindsay Lohan White Dress In Court

The white dress that Lindsay Lohan wore to her recent court hearing has been flying off the shelf so fast that you’d be hard pressed to find it in stores or online at this time.

The “Glavis” dress, featured as part of the Kimberly Ovitz Pre-Fall collection sells for $575 but that hasn’t stopped customers from snatching them up at every online boutique and other locations they could find.

Lindsay told the press that she wore the white dress to signify her “innocence” in her recent jewelry theft case.

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“Inside True Blood” Blog Launches With Insider Secrets

True Blood HBO Cast

HBO is yet again taking a new approach for how they deliver information about their shows to fans. Network executives on Friday announced plans for a blog devoted solely to their hit series True Blood.

While a welcome post has already been established on the site, the blog will not officially go live until 9 AM EST on Saturday Feb. 12.

The Blog will focus on behind-the-scenes details from the fourth season of the show, essentially acting as a “production blog” for the series.

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Van Halen Guitar Donated To Smithsonian

Eddie Van Halen Frankenstein Guitar Replica

A guitar played by Eddie Van Halen was donated this week to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

The “Frank 2″ guitar was donated to the museum on Monday and was used by Van Halen during the 2007-2008 North American tour with David Lee Roth as lead singer.

The guitar, colored in red, white and black is a replica of the original “Frankenstein” guitar that Van Halen originally used when touring, tours that spanned more than 30 tours.

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Russel Brand “Arthur” Movie Trailer

Russell Brand In A Suit

If you’re a fan of Dudley Moore’s 1981 comedy classic Arthur you’ll want to check out the trailer below for an upcoming remake of the movie which features the very funny Russell Brand and the always capable Helen Mirren and Luis Guzman.

The movie hits theaters on April 8 with Brand playing the drunken billionaire who will lose his inheritance if he doesn’t marry the woman his family has chosen for him, a role played by another actress favorite of mine, Jennifer Garner.

Here’s the Arthur trailer:

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Vanessa Hudgens Shoots In Lingerie For Details Magazine

Vanessa Hudgens Details March 2011 Hot Photo

Wow! Vanessa Hudgens sure has come a long way since strutting her stuff in High School Musical. The 22-year-old actress recently shot some steamy photos for Details Magazine and we have the goods.

The March edition of the magazine is set to hit store shelves on February 15 where Hudgens talks about her upcoming movie Sucker Punch and her lead role in Journey To The Center Of The Earth.

Speaking about her role with Michael Caine Hudgens tells Details Magazine:

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Brett Favre Could Appear On Dancing With The Star

Brett Favre Press Conference

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre may be spending his retirement dancing around a different type of stage, specifically that of TV series Dancing With The Stars.

It’s being reported that Favre has joined Jodie Sweetin, Vince Neil and Mischa Barton for season 12 of DWTS.

The announcement, if true, will be made when ABC reveals their newest dancing lineup during the Feb. 28 finale for The Bachelor.

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Man Dies On Set Of CBS Show ‘NCIS’

NCIS TV Show LogoA man working on the set of the hit CBS show NCIS died today after a driver lost control of a van on the set of the show and smashed into the man this morning.

According to law enforcement on the scene, the 60-year-old driver had a medical emergency when driving which caused him to run into the 52-year-old security guard, ending his life.

While alive after the accident, the security guard was eventually rushed to a nearby hospital and was listed in critical condition, dying a short time later.

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Alanis Morissette Shows Off First Picture Of Her Baby

Alanis Morissette Baby Son Picture

Alanis Morissette is doing what most proud mom’s of a newborn baby do, she’s showing them off to the world.

Morissette took to the internet on Wednesday to post a photo of her new born baby boy named Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway. Yeah we agree that the kid is going to wait until their 10 to learn their own name.

Also pictured in the photo is the baby’s daddy and Alanis’ husband Mario Treadway.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Pictured Playing J. Edgar Hoover

Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover

Look it’s J. Edgar Hoover in the flesh! Okay it’s not, but it is Oscar-nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio playing J. Edgar Hoover and that’s not to shabby either.

The picture shown above was taken from the set of J. Edgar the biopic penned by Dustin Lance Black and being directed by the uber-talented Clint Eastwood.

Also in the film (but not pictured) is co-star Armie Hammer who plays Clyde Tolson, Hoover’s right-hand man and bedfellow.

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Lindsay Lohan Pleads Not Guilty Against Felony Theft Charge

Lohan in White Dress appearing in court

Lindsay Lohan was in court on Wednesday just long enough to enter a plea of “Not Guilty” to theft charges.

Owners of a Venice, California jewelry store say the former star stole a $2,500 piece of jewelry, while Lohan claims she was loaned the jewelry, yet only returned it after a search warrant was issued for her home.

Bail for Lohan was set at $40,000 and although released, Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz said if found guilty it would be a violation of her DUI probation.

During the court case Judge Schwartz told Lohan:

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‘Teen Mom’ Star Amber Portman Files Police Report Against Gary Shirley

Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley Fighting

Amber Portwood of MTV’s Teen Mom fame has filed a police report against her baby daddy Gary Shirley. In the report Portwood says Gary Shirley called her various times and used “sexually vulgar” language, while his friend made threats against her.

According to the police report, Shirley called Portwood from an unknown number 24 times from 11:56PM on February 3 through 5:21AM on February 4.

Portwood told police that she could recognize both the voice of Gary and his friend Ashley Williamson.

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Mad Magazine Cover Spoofs Justin Bieber

Mad Magazine - Justin Bieber Cover Spoof

Wow, Alfred E. Neuman, better known as the Mad Magazine guy does a pretty good Justin Bieber imitation on the magazines Feb. 16, 2011 issue.

Speaking about the cover MAD editor-in-chief John Ficarra told the Associated Press:

“That was probably the highlight of his career and being on the cover of MAD is the lowlight. We like to do what we call Zeitgeist covers,” while adding, “When we found that his movie was debuting just about the same time we would be coming with the issue, we knew he’d be all over the place. He’ll hate it and buy every copy, and it will be a sellout. Or, conversely, Bieber won’t even notice and we’ll probably sell three copies of the issue.”

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Lindsay Lohan Being Charged With Felony Theft On Wednesday

Lindsay Lohan Orange Jumpsuit Mugshot

Lindsay Lohan will be officially charged this Wednesday with felony grand theft when she enters a Los Angeles courtroom.

Lohan is being sued after a Venice jewelry store owner claimed she stole a $2,500 necklace from their store, while Lohan claims it was only being borrowed with the owners blessings.

Not only did Lohan simply walk out of the story wearing the necklace, she was later photographed with the jewelry around her neck, only turning it over to police after they issues a search warranty on her Venice house last week.

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Glee Announces Summer Tour Dates For 2011

Glee Cast

Wanna make sure you get your fill of Glee during the summer months? Fox’s popular TV show has announced various cities they will be touring in Summer 2011.

Unlike their massive 5 city tour in 2011, the group of singers has extended their campaign in 2011 to 16 cities throughout the US and Canada.

The tour will kick off May 21 in Las Vegas and then travel throughout several large US locations.

Here’s a full list of the Glee Summer 2011 Tour Dates:

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Dr. Conrad Murray Trial Will Be Televised

Dr. Conrad Murray

Dr. Conrad Murray will not only have to face a jury of his peers, but also a world stage when his wrongful death trial involving Michael Jackson begins in April.

Judge Michael Pastor on Monday announced his surprise decision to televise the proceedings.

While the trial will focus on the Jackson death suit, it will also bring to light how the medical community treats famous celebrities as they look to treat both real and fake conditions.
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