Beyonce’s secret album set to debut at No. 1

12/16/2013 4:43 pm0 comments

  By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — Beyonce broke some ground with her straight-to-iTunes surprise album, and now she is also reaping the benefits of her strategy. According to Billboard, the self-titled album “is all but guaranteed a No. 1 debut.” On Monday, iTunes announced the album has [...]

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Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine dead at 96

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Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine dead at 96

  By Alan Duke CNN   LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine died Sunday, her longtime friend Noel Beutel said Monday. She was 96. Fontaine died “very peacefully” in her sleep of natural causes, Beutel said. She was in her Carmel, California, home. She is survived by her [...]

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L.A. Judge Revokes Probation for Singer Chris Brown

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Chris Brown

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By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles judge today revoked singer Chris Brown’s probation stemming from his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin cited information related to Brown’s October arrest in Washington, D.C., where the singer allegedly [...]

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Filmmaker-Actor Paul Mazursky – Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

12/13/2013 2:56 pm0 comments
Paul Mazursky and his Walk of Fame Star.

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HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Five-time Oscar nominee Paul Mazursky  received the 2,515th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, earning the honor for directing a string of memorable films from the late 1960s to early 1990s. Fellow writer-directors Mel Brooks and Jeff Kanew  joined Mazursky in speaking at 11:30 a.m. [...]

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“12 Years a Slave,” “Breaking Bad” Lead SAG Nominations

12/11/2013 1:55 pm0 comments
Clark Gregg and Sasha Alexander, announcing Don Cheadle being nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (House of Lies)
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By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO City News Service WEST HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – The wrenching historical drama “12 Years a Slave” earned a leading four nominations today for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, while the recently concluded series “Breaking Bad” topped the list of television nominees, also scoring four nods. The [...]

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Rihanna Home

12/10/2013 4:39 pm0 comments

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – won a round in court today when a judge ruled that a home inspection firm will remain a defendant in a lawsuit in which the singer claims her former Beverly Hills home became flooded during rainy weather, just months after she bought it. Los Angeles Superior [...]

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Fawcett Portrait

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Andy Warhol's Farrah Fawcett portrait

By BILL HETHERMAN City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A former friend of Farrah Fawcett testified today that the actress told him that one of two portraits Andy Warhol sketched of her in 1980 belonged to her longtime love, Ryan O’Neal. David Pinsky said he met the former “Charlie’s [...]

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Thalia Star- “the queen of Latin pop”

12/04/2013 2:20 pm0 comments

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – The Mexican entertainer Thalia, known as along with being a telenovela star and radio show host, will receive the 2,514th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday. The ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. in front of the W Hollywood Hotel at 6262 Hollywood Blvd. [...]

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Ben Stiller Leaves Prints in Chinese Theatre Forecourt

12/03/2013 3:28 pm0 comments
Quinlin Stiller and Ella Stiller   
Pose with dad Ben Stiller at  hand and footprint ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre.
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  HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Ben Stiller sank his hands and feet into cement in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood today, three weeks and a day before the premiere of his latest movie, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” a remake of the 1947 film starring Danny [...]

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Hollywood Christmas Parade Buzz

12/02/2013 5:15 pm0 comments
Bearded boys Billy Ray Cyrus and Santa Clause prep for the parade.

Photos by Gary McCarthy

The second man on the moon shared the top billing with Santa Claus at last night’s 82nd version of the Hollywood Christmas Parade. 83-year-old Astronaut Buzz Aldrin … the parade’s grand marshal … was joined in the journey down Hollywood Boulevard and then back up Sunset Boulevard by Jerry Mathers [...]

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