Entertainment for Wednesday 28th July, 2010

Entertainment — By ken on July 28, 2010 at 11:04 pm

ShowBiz Minute: Boreanaz, Bieber, Bloom


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‘Bones’ extra sues David Boreanaz for harassment; Justin Bieber to guest star on CBS drama ‘CSI’; Actor Orlando Bloom and model Miranda Kerr marry.



ShowBiz Minute: Jean, Rice, Carell


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Wyclef Jean considers a run for president of Haiti; Aretha Franklin and Condoleezza Rice to sing together for charity; NBC affirms Carell’s ‘The Office’ exit next season.




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Reynolds Shines a Light on ‘Green Lantern’

Green Lantern is the name of several fictional characters, superheroes appearing in comic books published by DC Comics from 1940.

Green Lantern is also an upcoming superhero film based on the comic book starring Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, a test pilot for the United States Air Force who becomes a Green Lantern and the first earth-man ever inducted into the Green Lantern Corps. The movie is scheduled for release in 2011.

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.




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Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and director Martin Campbell talk about their upcoming comic superhero flick, ‘Green Lantern,’ at Comic Con in San Diego.




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Showcasing the Latest in 3D Tech


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The 37th International SIGGRAPH conference is showcasing the latest in 3D technology, including interactive holograms.





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Dee Snider Still ‘Twisted’

Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band that fuses the shock tactics of Alice Cooper, the rebellious mood of Heavy Metal, and the extravagance of glam rock bands with their makeup. The bands songs were written by Dee Snider from 1976 onward.

Dee Snider is an American singer-songwriter, screenwriter, radio personality, and actor. Snider is most famous for his role as the frontman of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister.




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‘Twisted Sister’ front man Dee Snider reveals his family life in the reality show ‘Growing Up Twisted,’ which debuts Tues., July 27th on A&E.




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Draco Malfoy: Best Is Yet to Come

Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) is a fictional character and a major antagonist in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. He is a Slytherin student in Harry Potter’s year, and his house’s most visible adolescent representative.


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Tom Felton is an English actor and musician. He is best known for playing the role of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, for which he auditioned at age twelve. Felton’s portrayal of Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince won him the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain.




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Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, says working on the series has been great and funny at times.




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Michael Cera Charms Comic-Con As Scott Pilgrim

Michael Cera is a youthful Canadian actor best known for his roles in Arrested Development, Superbad, Year One, Youth in Revolt, and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is an upcoming American film based on the comic book series about Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) meeting the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). In order to win Ramona over, Scott learns that he must battle Ramona’s seven evil exes, who are coming to kill him.


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In the frenetic flick “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” Michael Cera plays a diet-soda-lovin’ bassist smitten with neon-haired delivery girl Ramona Flowers. But to win her hand, he has to defeat her seven deadly ex-boyfriends.




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First Peak at ‘Thor’ at Comic-Con

The powerful but arrogant warrior and ancient Norse god Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor best known for playing the roles of Kim Hyde in the Australian soap opera Home and Away and as George Kirk (Captain Kirk’s father) in Star Trek.

Natalie Portman plays Jane Foster, a young woman who befriends Thor on Earth.




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Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth present footage from their new movie ‘Thor’ to fans at Comic-Con. The superhero movie, directed by Kenneth Branagh, also stars Anthony Hopkins.


Chris’s brother Liam Hemsworth Talks About Living in Australia

Chris Hemsworth’s brother Liam is also an actor and the boyfriend of Miley Cyrus.




Miley Cyrus Explains How She Met Her Boyfriend Liam Hemsworth

Miley Cyrus interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel Live.







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Costumed Fans Come to Play at Comic-Con


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It’s an annual masquerade ball in San Deigo and the just-wrapped 41st Comic Con didn’t disappoint. Fans dressed up as everything from Darth Vader on vacation to their favorite video game characters.




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Disney Teen Star Takes on ‘Den Brother’ Role

Hutch Dano is a young American actor, known for his role as Zeke in “Zeke & Luther”. He also plays the role of Henry Huggins in the 2010 movie “Ramona and Beezus” and plays the role of Alex Pearson in the 2010 Disney Channel Original Movie “Den Brother”.

In the “Den Brother” TV movie, Alex Pearson (Hutch Dano) is a High School hockey player who is seeking the most attractive girl in school. All he wants is a car, but his father refuses to buy him one until his ‘attitude’ improves, but after showing off at one his games he gets suspended from the team for it. In order to get the car, he has to do chores and is forced to babysit his little sister and agrees to be the “den brother” of her Bumble Bee (Girl Guide) troop.

The Henry Huggins role is based on a character appearing in a series of children’s literature novels by Beverly Cleary. Cleary then launched a new series of books about one of the supporting characters, Ramona Quimby. The Ramona series ultimately surpassed the Henry Huggins series in popularity. Henry Huggins appears in the Ramona series as a supporting character.

Now “Ramona and Beezus” is an American film adaptation of the popular children’s book series by Beverly Cleary.

It follows the misadventures of young third grader Ramona Quimby (Joey King) who has a vivid imagination, boundless energy, and accident-prone antics that keeps everyone she meets on their toes. But her irrepressible sense of fun, adventure and mischief come in handy when she puts her mind to helping save her family’s home before it’s way too late.

The other members of the family consist of older sister Beezus (aka Beatrice) Quimby (Selena Gomez), father Robert Quimby (John Corbett), mother Dorothy Quimby (Bridget Moynahan) and Henry Huggins (Hutch Dano).




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Hutch Dano, teen star of ‘Zeke and Luther’ and ‘Ramona and Beezus,’ takes on a comedic message with heart in ‘Den Brother,’ which debuts in August on the Disney Channel.




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Squeeze Talk About Their New Album

Squeeze is a British rock band that came to prominence in the new wave period of the late 1970s, and continued recording successfully in the 1980s and 1990s. The group formed in London in 1974. The two main writing partners in the band, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, are widely considered to be among the finest melodic pop songwriters of their generation. The band reunited for tours through the United States and United Kingdom in 2007, and this touring version of Squeeze has continued into 2010.




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Songwriters Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford talk about re-recording Squeeze’s greatest hits.



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Music video by Squeeze performing Cool For Cats. (C) 1979 A&M Records Ltd.




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Angelina Jolie as CIA officer Evelyn Salt
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Angelina Jolie takes kids on Salt tour

As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run to clear her name and ultimately prove she is a patriot. Using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative, she must elude capture and protect her husband or the world’s most powerful forces will erase any trace of her existence.



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Angelina Jolie was joined by four of her six children in Japan as she continues to promote her latest film Salt.


Angelina Jolie Hails Super Dad Brad


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At a Tokyo press conference for her latest movie ‘Salt,’ Angelina Jolie reveals how she and husband Brad Pitt juggle their acting careers to look after the kids


Angelina Jolie reveals her beauty secret!


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Angelina Jolie contributes her beauty to being happy and living life to the fullest.




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Super Heroes Reunion in ‘The Expendables’

The Expendables is an action/war film that stars an array of action veterans including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, and Steve Austin.




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Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger co-star in ‘The Expendables’ along with Mickey Rourke, Jet Li and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin to name a few.




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Bruce Willis, More A-listers Star in ‘RED’

Red is a 2010 American action/comedy film based on the comic book limited series of the same name and published by the DC Comics imprint Homage.

When his idyllic life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive.




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Helen Mirren and Bruce Willis talk about their bold roles in the film ‘RED’ at Comic-Con. The film also stars Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Richard Dreyfuss and Mary-Louise Parker.


“Red” is an action comedy about a former black-ops CIA agent now living a quiet life in retirement until the day a high-tech assassin shows up intent on killing him.

Stars Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss, Brian Cox, James Remar, Julian McMahon and Ernest Borgnine.




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Man Decked Out in Darth Vader Mask Robs NY Bank

A bank robber dressed as “Star Wars” villain Darth Vader made off with an undetermined amount of cash after pointing a handgun at startled tellers inside a Chase bank branch on Long Island. Darth Vader is the central antagonist in the Star Wars saga, George Lucas’ six-film science fiction saga.




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A bank robber dressed as ‘Star Wars’ villain Darth Vader made off with an undetermined amount of cash after pointing a handgun at startled tellers inside a Chase bank branch on Long Island.




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‘DJ Hero 2′ Goes Gaga

‘DJ Hero 2′ is a music video game based on turntablism, the act of creating a new musical work from one or more previously-recorded songs using record players and sound effect generators. The game features more than 100 mashups from over 85 artists, thus allowing the player to use two or more sources to form new musical creations.




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AP’s weekly Video Game Video previews “DJ Hero 2,” which features more scratchable pop and electronica records – including Lady Gaga – and supports two turntables and a microphone.


DJ Hero 2 – Official Debut Trailer





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Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr marry

Orlando Bloom is an English actor who appeared as the elf-prince Legolas in The Lord of the Rings and starred as blacksmith Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy of films, and subsequently established himself as a lead in Hollywood films.


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Miranda Kerr is an Australian model best known as one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels since mid-2007 and represents Australian fashion chain David Jones Limited. She is married to actor Orlando Bloom.


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Miranda Kerr



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Orlando Bloom has married his girlfriend Miranda Kerr.




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Casey Affleck denies sexual harassment claims

Casey Affleck is being sued by producer Amanda White, who claims he sexually harassed her during the filming of his upcoming Joaquin Phoenix documentary I’m Still Here.




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Actor and film-maker Casey Affleck has denied claims he sexually harassed a woman.




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Kerry Katona and Brian McFadden end feud?

Kerry Katona has buried the hatchet with Brian McFadden after years of ill-tempered public squabbling. Though he once called her a “pig-faced mole” it seems Brian McFadden too has softened his stance on ex-wife and mum of his two daughters Molly, 8, and seven-year-old Lily-Sue.

Brian McFadden is an Irish singer, who rose to fame with Irish boy band Westlife before leaving the band to forge his own solo career. In 2007, McFadden announced his engagement to Australian singer and actress Delta Goodrem.

Kerry Katona is an English singer, actress, author and television presenter. Best known for her television work and as a pop singer with girl group Atomic Kitten. She has also been a magazine columnist, an actress, and author.




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Kerry Katona and her ex-husband Brian Mcfadden have apparently ended their five-year feud.




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New tape allegedly of abusive Mel Gibson released



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Online tabloid RadarOnline.com has released a conversation allegedly between an abusive Mel Gibson and ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.




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Erin Andrews Speaks in Support of Stalker Law

A TV reporter, Erin Andrews, is supporting a bill that aims to strengthen laws against stalking and is suing a hotel where she is alleged to have been secretly filmed naked, with the footage then posted on the internet.



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ESPN reporter Erin Andrews was in Washington Tuesday to support a bill that aims to strengthen laws against stalking. Andrews was secretly videotaped in her hotel room by Michael David Barrett.


Entertainment Sports Programming Network Reporter Sues Hotels for Peeping Incident



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ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, who was secretly videotaped nude while staying at hotels, filed a lawsuit Thursday against seven hotels and the suburban Chicago man who admitted making the tapes.




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Emma Bunton: Spice Girls movie rumours aren’t true

Emma Bunton is an English pop singer-songwriter and actress. She was a member of the 1990s girl group, the Spice Girls, in which she was known as Baby Spice as she was the youngest member.

The “Spice Girls” was a popular British pop girl group, which also consisted of Melanie Brown, Victoria Beckham (Adams), Melanie Chisholm and Geri Halliwell.

Bunton lives with her boyfriend of ten years Jade Jones (current CherryBlackStone lead singer) with whom she has a child named Beau Lee Jones.




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Emma Bunton says rumours that a Spice Girls movie is in the pipeline are not true.




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Rhona Mitra – Beauty and Brains

Rhona Mitra is an English actress, model and singer who portrays Claire Radcliff in the ABC Science-Fiction supernatural crime drama series The Gates.




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The oil spill damage in the Gulf has this star of ABC’s ‘The Gates’ volunteering with clean-up on the weekends and thinking of ways to be less dependent on oil.




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The Hoosiers record breaking attempt!

The Hoosiers are an English-Swedish pop rock band, consisting of member Irwin Sparkes (lead vocals, lead guitar), Martin Skarendahl (bass guitar, rhythm guitar), and Alfonso Sharland (drums, percussion).




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British band The Hoosiers go for broke by recording a 43-minute long pop song, that they hope will be a record breaker!.




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Sony Transforms Music History Into Wearable Art


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Sony recently launched a line of designer T-shirts sold under the Archive 1887 brand. The unique designs consist of original artwork, photos, and other elements. The creative team explains how the product came about and what fans can expect.





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Choreographer inspired by family history


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Australian choreographer Graeme Murphy will present a new work in Hobart inspired by a poem written by his father while he was a prisoner during World War II.




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Conductor Leif Sundstrup

New conductor


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Conductor and Artistic Director Leif Sundstrup talks about his plans for the Darwin Symphony Orchestra.




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Talking Pictures


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Mike Bowers discusses the week in pictures with syndicated cartoonist Paul Zenetti.





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Runaway survives war to become cartoonist


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Rural doctor David Sprod has uncovered the incredible story of his uncle George, an Adelaide boy who survived a Japanese World War Two prison camp to become one of Britain’s best-loved political cartoonists.




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Elvis Statue May Be Auctioned Off


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A life-size Elvis Presley statue belonging to Rod Blagojevich could be up for auction soon because the former Illinois governor hasn’t paid his storage fees.




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