Friday, December 31, 2010

Jennifer Love Hewitt And Rihanna Out And About

Rihanna enjoyed a concert after party at Vision night club last night in Chicago. She's still hanging onto that red hair. ;) I wonder how much longer her "Last Girl On Earth" tour is set to run? It seems like she's been touring for eons, doesn't it?Spotted out and about this morning was Jennifer Love Hewitt. She was caught leaving a pilates class in Toluca Lake. She looks completely exhausted, which is understandable - pilates is NOT easy.Photos by INF & FAME Continue reading

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Oprah Launches Her OWN Network

Oprah Launches Her OWN Network

Believe it or not, this January 1st won't be all about football on TV. New Year's Day also marks the launch of Oprah Winfrey's new network, OWN, at noon ET, on the channel that is currently the Discovery Health Channel.

What exactly awaits you at OWN? If you know anything about Winfrey, then you know that this talk show host/media mogul wants to empower you. She wants to make over all aspects of your life—from your cluttered home to your repressed spirit. She wants you to know yourself, to accept who you are, and then to become even better. The programming on OWN is all more or less geared toward achieving that goal.

Winfrey herself won't appear on every show on the new network, holding your hand through your entire enlightenment process. This is about self-empowerment, people! She can't do everything for you! Besides, she's done that for one hour a day for the last 25 years. But she has promised to appear on 70 hours of programming a year. And rest assured she'll be at the launch, hosting the first show, Oprah's Guide to OWN.

The lineup for that first day of programming features shows that might make you a better parent, inspire you with a successful celebrity's story, help you declutter your home, galvanize you to search for a lost loved one, or get you thinking about miracles. Here's the schedule…and let the self-actualization begin!

12 p.m. ET          Oprah's Guide to OWN: The New Oprah Winfrey Network

 

1 p.m. ET            Kidnapped by the Kids (sneak peek)

 

2 p.m. ET            Oprah Presents Master Class: Jay-Z

 

3 p.m. ET            Enough Already with Peter Walsh (sneak peek)

 

4 p.m. ET            Searching For… (sneak peek)

 

5 p.m. ET            Miracle Detectives (sneak peek)

 

8 p.m. ET            Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes

 

11 p.m. ET          In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman (sneak peek)

 

Which of these shows sounds most enticing to you? Chime in below!

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?Glee? cast and their beautiful voices

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If you can?t get enough of the ?Glee? cast and their beautiful voices ? you're in luck. It was recently confirmed that the FOX hit show is releasing a Christmas album featuring the cast singing covers of 12 holiday classics, which will be out on November 16. The complete list of the featured holiday songs on the album is as follows: 1. We Need A Little Christmas (Jenna Ushkowitz, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer) 2. Deck The Rooftop (Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera, Kevin McHale, Heather Morris, and Jenna Ushkowitz) 3. Merry Christmas Darling (Lea Michele) 4. Baby, It's Cold Outside (Chris Colfer and Darren Criss) 5. The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year (Chord Overstreet, Mark Salling, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Heather Morris) 6. Last Christmas (Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Chris Colfer) 7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Lea Michele, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, and Jenna Ushkowitz) 8. O Christmas Tree (Matthew Morrison) 9. Jingle Bells (Cory Monteith, Mark Salling, and Kevin McHale) 10. You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (k.d. lang and Morrison) 11. Angels We Have Heard On High (Amber Riley) 12. O Holy Night (Lea Michele) [gallery=743]

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Jennifer Love Hewitt Runs Some Errands With Her Boyfriend

Jennifer Love Hewitt and her boyfriend, Alex Beh, got caught in the rain yesterday when they ran out to a local CVS. They seem to be very close at this point, between hanging out in Sunset Plaza to going to … Continue reading

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Cher Recalls VMA Meeting With Justin Bieber

'I felt like I should cover up before I take a picture with this baby,' pop legend says of meeting Bieber while wearing racy '80s outfit.
By Jocelyn Vena


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Cher turned heads at the VMAs back in September when she proudly showed up in the same barely there outfit she wore for her 1989 "If I Could Turn Back Time" video. However, the 64-year-old pop icon admits that she began feeling a bit inappropriately dressed when she was introduced to Justin Bieber that evening.

"I thought, 'I'll do myself in a decade', and that [body stocking] was the closest thing I had. And then someone said, 'Will you take a picture with Justin Bieber,' and I said, 'Sure', not knowing who he was," she recently recalled to British talk-show host Graham Norton. "And then this child, who came up to here [my chest], and I felt like I should cover up before I take a picture with this baby."

Of course, Bieber wasn't the only up-and-coming star Cher had the pleasure of meeting that night. She also had the honor of holding Lady Gaga's meat purse when the latter singer took the stage to accept a Moonman in the now-infamous meat dress.

"Well, I wear that every night in Las Vegas, so I just whipped it out," Cher said recently to MTV News of her scanty VMA getup. "I didn't have time to think of, like, getting a costume. So I had it and thought it would just be fun to just take off on myself, not knowing I was going to be handling the meat purse.

"But, you know, there's those moments you just remember [forever]," she added. " 'Here, Cher, will you hold my meat purse?' "

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Beyonce And Tina Knowles Debut Clothing Line On ?The View?

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Eva Longoria Already Receiving Date Requests?

The ink on the divorce papers of Eva Longoria and Tony Parker is barely dry and yet a Hollywood bachelor is calling first dibs on a date with the actress! Comedian Dane Cook Tweeted earlier today: “Is it too soon … Continue reading

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Magnolia Shorty Mourned By Lil Wayne, B.G., More At New Orleans Funeral

Fans and supporters gather outside Fifth African Baptist Church to honor late Cash Money MC.
By Gil Kaufman, with additional reporting by Akshay Bhansali


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Photo: Cash Money Records

As fellow Cash Money affiliates Lil Wayne, B.G., Juvenile, Mack Maine and Baby made their way into the Fifth African Baptist Church in New Orleans on Thursday morning (December 30), hundreds of fans gathered outside the church to pay tribute to fallen hometown rapper Magnolia Shorty.

In addition to Weezy and his crew, a number of other local bounce artists made their presence felt at the funeral, including Partners-N-Crime, Kilo G, DJ Jubilee, Big Freeda and Ms. Tee, who was the first female artist to sign with Cash Money, followed by Shorty in 1995, who was the label's second, and last, female member.

The closed funeral began at 11 a.m., and while more than 1,000 friends and relatives packed into the brick house of worship, the street outside was overflowing with nearly 1,500 fans paying tribute to the bounce legend. Many were wearing shirts in praise of Shorty (born Renetta Lowe), 28, with messages such as "R.I.P. Magnolia Shorty" and "We Love You Renetta," as well as buttons that read "Forever 'Shorty.' "

Wayne, Birdman and Mack Maine tweeted their condolences in the wake of Shorty's murder last week, but on Thursday, it was former Cash Money rapper and Hot Boyz member B.G. who remembered his fallen comrade after the funeral.

"Magnolia Shorty was like a sister to me and it ain't just what she meant to me; it's what she meant to Louisiana, it's what she meant to New Orleans," B.G. told MTV News, noting that he was the one who brought Shorty into the Cash Money fold when she was just 12 years old. "She was the queen of bounce. She was someone you loved to be around. She was the best at what she do. I'm really speechless right now, but it ain't sunk in yet. ... She owned this city, but she was this close to ownin' the world."

The program for the service featured a photo of Shorty under the headline "A Homegoing Celebration for a Phenomenal Queen." Shorty was gunned down last Monday alongside an unidentified man in a vehicle that crashed near a New Orleans East housing complex. Her murder came seven years after the November 2003 killing of another New Orleans rapper, James "Soulja Slim" Tapp, whose original stage name was Magnolia Slim and who grew up with Shorty in the Magnolia housing projects and gave her the Magnolia Shorty stage name.

The funeral was to be followed by a traditional New Orleans second line celebration in which her casket was be paraded down the street accompanied by musicians, friends, family and supporters.

Share your memories of Magnolia Shorty in the comments.

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Padma Lakshmi Masters Homemade Baby Food

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ben Affleck?s Next Role: Mr. Mom

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Teena Marie on Music, Addiction in '09 Interview

In a May 2009 interview with the Associated Press, the late soul singer Teena Marie talks about prayer, her addiction to vicodin, having seizures and living life after the death of her musical mentor, Rick James.

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Ashley Tisdale On The Set Of ?High Stakes?

Here's 'High School Musical' star Ashley Tisdale on the set of her new movie, 'High Stakes.' Here's a description of it:
Sharpay and her pet dog, Boi, travel to New York City for a role in a Broadway hit, only to discover the part wasn't what she expected.
From the wardrobe, I'm guessing this is a campy-type of comedy that's meant to appeal to the Disney crowd (and I don't mean that in a snarky way). I'm tempted to see it just for the dog: what a cutie :)Photos by INF Continue reading

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Britney Spears - 2008 Video Of The Year: Britney Spears "Piece of Me

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Morgan Spurlock's 'The Greatest Movie Ever Sold' To Premiere At Sundance

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Actor Christian Kane Releases Country Music CD

Christian Kane, who stars in the TNT series 'Leverage,' talks about releasing his debut album 'The House Rules.'

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Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Other Stars Make Forbes' Top-Earning Of 2010 List

Taylor Swift, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus also made the magazine's top 20 list of Hollywood moneymakers.
By Jayson Rodriguez


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On the East Coast, revenue streams are slowly rising as banks are still cratering and trying to recover from the recession. But out West, money ain't a thing, as Jermaine Dupri and Jay-Z once rapped.

Forbes has released their list of Hollywood's 20 Highest Earners of 2010, with Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus among those rubbing elbows with the likes of power players like Oprah Winfrey.

The venerable talk-show host topped the list with a whopping $315 million haul. Winfrey's earnings were generated for the most part by her multimedia deals, which include a syndication deal for her TV show, a magazine and her soon-to-be-launched network.

"Avatar" creator James Cameron came in second, more than $100 million behind Winfrey, with a tally of $210 million. Director and playwright Tyler Perry ($125 million), blockbuster movie producer Michael Bay ($120 million) and golfer Tiger Woods ($105 million) rounded out the top five.

Beyoncé was the only pop star to break the top 10. The "Single Ladies" superstar landed at #9, sandwiched between George Lucas and Dr. Phil. Mrs. Carter, whose hubby, Jay-Z, was named Hip-Hop's Cash King by Forbes in August with a tally of $63 million, pulled down $87 million over the past 12 months.

The blond-haired trio of Britney Spears ($64 million), Lady Gaga ($62 million) and Madonna ($58 million) made their mark on the list at numbers 13, 14 and 15, respectively.

Pop tarts Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift capped the list. The young stars placed at 18 and 19 on the list, with Disney star Cyrus pocketing $48 million, and country singer Swift depositing $45 million into her bank account.

Hollywood's 20 highest-earning men and women of 2010, according to Forbes:

1. Oprah Winfrey, $315 million
2. James Cameron, $210 million
3. Tyler Perry, $125 million
4. Michael Bay, $120 million
5. Tiger Woods, $105 million
6. Jerry Bruckheimer, $100 million
7. Steven Spielberg, $100 million
8. George Lucas, $95 million
9. Beyoncé, $87 million
10. Dr. Phil, $80 million
11. Simon Cowell, $80 million
12. Jerry Seinfeld, $75 million
13. Britney Spears, $64 million
14. Lady Gaga, $62 million
15. Madonna, $58 million
16. Sandra Bullock, $56 million
17. Ellen DeGeneres, $55 million
18. Miley Cyrus, $48 million
19. Taylor Swift, $45 million
20. Judge Judy Sheindlin, $45 million

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No Servants For Prince William And Kate Middleton For At Least For Three Years

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Prince Charles is rumored to have a servant who squirts his toothpaste on his toothbrush. But Prince William and Kate Middleton will forgo such extravagances — for three years at least. The engaged couple will do their own laundry and cook their own meals for the remainder of the prince's RAF military service, according to a royal source. That's how long the couple intends to live on weekends in a cottage William rented in the town of Anglesey. "Prince William is not into extravagance and, like any other young officer in the armed forces, that is how he chooses to live his life," said the source. "He and [Kate] live without domestic staff and they wouldn't do it any other way. That's the life they want to lead." Of course, William and Kate have 24-hour body guards protecting them, but otherwise they live without maids or butlers. At least these kids don't have any full-time staff; somehow I don't imagine Prince William scrubbing his own toilet once a week.

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Radiohead Releases Concert Film as Free Download

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jennifer Love Hewitt And Rihanna Out And About

Rihanna enjoyed a concert after party at Vision night club last night in Chicago. She's still hanging onto that red hair. ;) I wonder how much longer her "Last Girl On Earth" tour is set to run? It seems like she's been touring for eons, doesn't it?Spotted out and about this morning was Jennifer Love Hewitt. She was caught leaving a pilates class in Toluca Lake. She looks completely exhausted, which is understandable - pilates is NOT easy.Photos by INF & FAME Continue reading

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Did Usher Steal ?OMG? From Homer Simpson?

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Hayden Panettiere Shows Off Some High Hair

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Britney Spears To Release Next Album In March

'I'm almost done with my new album and it will be coming out this March,' she tweets.
By Jocelyn Vena


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Britney Spears tweeted Thursday (December 2) that her next album will drop in March. The singer, who has been working with a number of producers, including Dr. Luke and Max Martin, shared with her fans that she is "in love" with the yet-untitled project.

"I'm almost done with my new album and it will be coming out this March," she wrote. "I AM IN L-O-V-E WITH IT!"

She also thanked fans for sending birthday wishes; the singer turned 29 on Thursday. "My fans mean the world to me & waking up to all of your wishes really made me smile, so here's something that I hope will make you smile... ," she wrote. "Just wanted to thank all of you for the amazing birthday wishes you guys have been sending all day."

The singer also sarcastically responded to recent reports that her beau, Jason Trawick, has abused her. "Ok, off on a romantic weekend with Jason for my birthday. xoxo Brit," she tweeted. "PS - Star Magazine, Radar Online, Jason Alexander and the rest of you liars, Ya'll can kiss my lily white southern Louisiana a**!"

While no additional details about the album, which is a follow-up to her 2008 release have been made available, Dr. Luke did recently tease that fans may hear new music from the singer very soon. "Time to get this song out the door and out to mix," he tweeted late last month. "I think you know what artist i'm talking Bout... Right???"

"She's such an icon, I don't want to let anyone down," Dr. Luke recently said about working with Spears. "But most importantly, I want to make good music. ... I'm excited to be co-executive producing with Max Martin, the person who kind of invented Britney, and to make good music. And she's such an amazing vehicle to getting that music out to a lot of people in every country."

What are you expecting from Brit's next album? Let us know in the comments!

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Afternoon Links With Amy Winehouse

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Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne Fans: Holiday Gifts For You!

Check out our gift guide for the music lover in your life!
By Jocelyn Vena


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It's the holidays, and with less than a week until Christmas, some people might be rushing to get their holiday shopping over with. For those looking for gifts with a uniquely pop-culture slant, MTV News has rounded up some of the best gifts out there for fans of everyone from Drake to Lady Gaga.

Check out photos of more pop-star gifts!

Dunkees offers up Lil Wayne and Drake skateboard decks for the hip-hop fan in your family or social circle. Made by Daniel Militonian, the graffiti-style boards are certain to please any boarding fanatic. And if anyone has ever wanted to hear Snoop Dogg direct them as they drive, fans can personalize their TomTom GPS with the rapper's voice.

Lady Gaga certainly has plenty of swag on the market for her "little monsters" to eat up this holiday season. Music lovers would enjoy listening to "Bad Romance" or "Just Dance" on the superstar's Heartbeats by Lady Gaga headphones. Then there are Mua Mua's Lady Gaga-inspired dolls, hand-made in Bali and created by Ludovica Virga, they are available through muamuadolls.blogspot.com.

Like Gaga, Bieber has his own headphones, Justbeats, that would please the ears of anyone who beliebs. Bieber also has a line of trading cards and his very own doll perfect for his fans to snuggle with. His pal, Taylor Swift, also has a doll all her own.

If those pop stars won't satisfy the pickiest person on your holiday shopping list, there are plenty of other celebrities with fashion and beauty products on the market. Katy Perry has her very own fragrance, which the pop world's favorite cat lady named Purr. Snooki has her own line of slippers for those wanting to know what it feels like to walk a mile in the "Jersey Shore" star's shoes. And finally, Beyoncé has a line of temporary tattoos available.

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The Best Concerts of 2010

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Usher's 'OMG' Is MTV News' #1 Song Of 2010!

Club smash, featuring will.i.am, tops our list of the Top 25 Songs of the year.
By James Montgomery


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Photo: Getty Images

MTV News' Top 25 Songs of 2010 has reached an end. We've already counted down the rest, and now it's time to get to the best: Usher's "OMG," the song that perfectly sums up the past 12 months of popular music — and makes you wanna move until you can't move no more.

If 2010 proved anything, it's that a DJ really can save your life ... or at least get you to #1 on the Hot 100. After years of staring at each other from across the room, hip-hop, pop and R&B all decided to finally get in bed with dance music, and the results weren't always pretty, but they were certainly successful. To date, only 17 songs have made it to the top spot of Billboard's singles chart in 2010, and nearly two-thirds of them — from Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" to Far East Movement's "Like a G6" — were, in some way, dance songs.

In that regard, no song better sums up 2010 pop music quite like Usher's "OMG," the dance song to end all dance songs. Sure, it may not have matched the swagger of Kanye West's "Power," the snarl of Rick Ross' "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)" or the inbox-clogging spread of Cee Lo's "F--- You," but it didn't have to. None of those songs went to #1, after all. "OMG" did. Twice.

Even among songs that managed to snag that top spot — Eminem and Rihanna's "Love the Way You Lie," Katy Perry's "California Gurls," B.o.B and Bruno Mars' "Nothin' on You" — "OMG" stood out from the pack, mostly because of its pedigree. It's not a stretch to say that any of those tracks could've (and probably would've) been #1 in any other year; "OMG" could only have done it in 2010, because it was crafted to do nothing else. No other song this year was as of the moment, as singular and shiny and downright undeniable. There's a reason it was named on more ballots than any other song on our countdown and justly takes the title of MTV News' #1 Song of 2010.

And while all that is important, it's largely beside the point. "OMG" is the kind of song that truly defies deep inspection, because it's not exactly headphone music. Rather, it was made for the clubs, designed to envelop you on the dance floor and not let go until the final "oh-ohh-oh-ooh-oh." And in that regard, it succeeds in spades. It is a masterful melding of R&B, and Euro dance, all icy synths and handclaps, starbursts and stutters and sing-along chants. It ebbs and flows, stops and starts, pumps and preens. Simply put, you cannot listen to it without moving in some way. (MTV's Dee Caligiuri, who voted on our countdown, probably put it best one night when she declared: "There are so many dances you can do to it!") And if that's not the definition of a success, well, then I don't know what is.

A large portion of the credit for "OMG" has to go to will.i.am, who not only produced the track (I know!), but was smart enough to see this whole dance thing coming when he teamed up with producer David Guetta last year. Those songs — "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling" — were, of course, massive, but neither of them are as good as this. Given full control, Will goes off the deep end, cramming the song with every dance trick in the book — and probably some new ones he just invented on the spot. And Usher, whose career, truth be told, was sort of in need of a shot in the arm, is the beneficiary. He floats and gloats above the mix, suave and cocksure, knowing that he is exactly the right man at the right time. That time, of course, had to be 2010.

Because in a year when so many big-name acts embraced the DJ, he flat-out did it better than any of them. "OMG" represents the peak of the dance-pop era in which we live, a song as undeniable as it is of the moment. We can only speculate as to what next year will bring, but there's really no denying that, as 2010 comes to a close, Usher stands above all else, reinvigorated and ready for more. It's enough to make you say "Oh My God," really.

How does Usher's "OMG" rank among the year's best songs? Let us know in the comments!

MTV News' Top 25 Songs of 2010 have all been counted down. But the fun isn't over yet: We still want to see your picks in the comments below!

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes Celebrate Katie?s Birthday

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Britney Spears Set To Audition Dancers For Music Video

A Britney fansite reports that video will shoot in January.
By Jocelyn Vena


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Although Britney Spears' next album isn't set for release until March, her fans can start gearing up for new music now.

According to a Spears fansite, BreatheHeavy.com, a notice about auditions for a new Britney video was sent out by her camp.

Tryouts will reportedly be held on Wednesday (December 22), and Spears is looking for male and female dancers to join her in the video for the single, which is set for a January release, according to the notice. "Hold It Against Me" is rumored to be the title of the song, though no details regarding the single or video have been confirmed.

"The dates for the project are still to be determined but it will be happening on either the 9th and 10th of January with rehearsals anytime after Xmas and leading up to those dates or on the 15th and 16th with rehearsals leading in after Xmas as well," the notice reads. "He is looking for men and women with fabulous bodies and faces. They must be versatile. This is not for the tour at this time or even promo. It is just for the video."

Spears' choreographer, Brian Freidman, hinted about the auditions on his Twitter. He has worked with the singer on videos for "Toxic" and "Me Against the Music." "Countdown... 2 days till that very special audition I am holding in LA. Very exciting!!!" he wrote on Monday.

On Tuesday he wrote, "Breaking my body choreographing for 2moros casting. Get ready! I'm makin y'all work for this gig! The start of a new era! Stretch!!! I must go 2 bed NOW! Have 2 B up in 6 hours! Everyone who's auditioning get some rest & dress 2 impress! I want STARS not classroom dancers!"

Are you eager to hear new music from Britney? Tell us in the comments!

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Nicki Minaj Covers March/April King Magazine

 

Nicki Minaj is on the cover of King Magazine. We've got the pics plus pieces of her interview when you read on...

 

The Harajuki Barbie graces the March/April issue of King magazine. She also talks about her aspirations to be a Hollywood actress.  Shocker. Here's some of the interview.

KING: History has shown that acting is the likeliest transition for rappers. Considering your background, do you want to dabble in Hollywood?

NICKI MINAJ: "Of course."

What would be your dream role?

NICKI: "I’d like to play someone in a Tim Burton movie, where I get dressed up and painted and crazy."

You kind of do that now.

NICKI: "Then I want to be able to do some action stuff, like Angelina Jolie."

Like in Salt?

NICKI: "Yes! And then I’d like to just play a regular girl who, you know, is facing the world. Something really sentimental and organic, that girls all around the world can identify with. You know, how Jada Pinkett Smith did in Jason’s Lyric."

Classic film. You did mention earlier how everything has been time consuming. But when that time frees up, what kind of guy do you look for to be sentimental and organic with?

NICKI: "Um, I look for someone who is calm, someone who is strong enough to not have to win every argument, someone who allows a woman to be her crazy self and someone with a conscience not to feel less of a man. You know, someone who is able to honor his woman but also bring out the freak in his woman."

How should your Ken bring out the freak in you, Barbie?

NICKI: "Just being super aggressive when the time is right."

Are we talking about Mortal Kombat–style “Come here” aggression?

NICKI: "Just something that makes me feel like they’re in control, when we are behind closed doors."

 

 

Here's some pics from the photoshoot:

 

 

The new issue of King magazine hits stands in early January. 

 

 

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"Teen Mom" Amber Portwood Enters Not Guilty Plea

Her true colors came out last fall on an episode of MTV?s ?Teen Moms? and now Amber Portwood is paying for it.

On Tuesday (December 27), the reality TV mom plead not guilty to her felony charges stemming from multiple incidences including when she punched her ex-boyfriend, Gary Shirley, in front of their daughter.

The 20-year-old, who appeared in court in Anderson, Indiana, was arrested on Monday and placed on a 24-hour hold.

Ms Portwood is not allowed to have any contact with her daughter Leah for the time being while facing up to 3 years in prison.

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Kim Kardashian Reveals Her Sweet Christmas Surprise from Nephew Mason

It's never easy to get something for the person who has everything, but Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick's son Mason Dash Disick seemed to find the perfect gift for his aunt Kim Kardashian this Christmas.

Kim, 30, revealed that her 1-year-old nephew uttered her name as one of his very first words! The E! reality star tweeted, "Best Christmas gift ever! Mason said KIM!"

"Kourtney told me, I didn't believe her then he said it to me!" she added later that night. "I almost cried! Mama, dada & KIM! LOL."

In addition to getting her sweet surprise from Mason, Kim spent more quality time with the younger additions of the Kardashian clan: Her little sisters Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.

"Had a sleepover last nite w @KendallJenner & Kylie," she wrote on Twitter. "The power went out & just came back on! scary...but it was kinda fun 2 not be reachable."

It seems that all of the Kardashians had a close-knit Christmas, as Kim revealed from her page that half the family cheered on Khloe Kardashian's husband Lamar Odom  at the Lakers game, while the others took in a screening of this weekend's No. 1 movie, Little Fockers

What were your child's first words? Chime in below!

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Ben Affleck Won?t Make A Movie With Wife Jennifer Garner

After dealing with the disappointment of Gigli, my guess is Ben Affleck is afraid to work with his partner again! The press was BRUTAL - remember?Time Magazine asked the actor whether he had plans to work on a feature film with Jennifer Garner. While Ben admits that Jen is a great actress, he doesn't think the public wants to see them together on the big screen.
"Jen is a great actress. I would be profoundly lucky to work with her. But something tells me that people don't want to see real-life couples together at the movies.""I think audiences have a hard time suspending disbelief. They already know a whole bunch of things about the relationship you have with the other person and if you try and thrust you and another person into a fictional relationship, I think it is distracting."
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'Tron Legacy' Director Contemplates Sequel 'Possibilities'

'I would definitely consider going back,' Joseph Kosinski says of possible third film.
By Kara Warner, with reporting by Josh Horowitz


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After "Tron Legacy" was crowned box-office king with a $43.6 million haul on its opening weekend, naturally the "Tron" talk shifts toward the sequel question. There's already a script in the works, so when MTV News had the chance to chat with one of the power players in the discussion — director Joseph Kosinski — we asked if he's thought about a sequel.

"Yeah, and I think we've created a world that has a lot of possibilities in it," he said. "It was important to me that we created those connections back to the original film. If audiences are interested in this movie and decide they want to go back, and we can find the right story and a way to push the envelope again, I would definitely consider going back."

In addition to bringing back stars Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde, one character that seemed as though he could have a part in the continuation of the story is the briefly appearing Edward Dillinger (played by Cillian Murphy), a rising star at ENCOM, the ominous tech company at the center of "Tron" mythos.

"I'm a big fan of his," Kosinski said when asked how Murphy joined the project. "I'd been talking to him about a way to get involved in the movie from the beginning, and this opportunity came up, so I asked him to be a part of it, and he was excited to do it," Kosinski explained. "So I'm thrilled to have him in there."

Wilde echoed Kosinski's sentiments regarding Murphy's brief performance.

"Cillian Murphy — we were so lucky to have in this film," Wilde said. "His part in 'Tron Legacy' is so mysterious and cool. His role really fits into the mythology of 'Tron,' the corrupt environment of ENCOM. It just shows you that this fight is far from over."

Wilde has also said that she'd be game for another "Tron" movie, particularly exploring how her character, Quorra, would adapt to the human world.

"I'm so thrilled to play with Quorra in the human world. It would be sort of like 'Splash,' " she said, referring to the '80s comedy starring Daryl Hannah as a mermaid unleashed in Manhattan. "I want to see her whispering to laptops and hugging toasters. ... There's a whole other chapter ahead."

Do you want to see a sequel to "Tron Legacy"? Do you want to see more of Cillian Murphy's character? Tell us in the comments!

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I always love to hear new music from Britney Spears. Her newest single, ‘Hold it Against Me’, has unofficially been confirmed and the lyrics were made available. Here’s your first look at what’s to come later this month. Britney Spears … Continue reading

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After running a few errands earlier in the day, doting dad Hugh Jackman and his kids Oscar, 11, and Ava, 5, headed to the beach for an ocean-side picnic in Melbourne, Australia (December 23).

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Katie Holmes is currently out promoting her upcoming movie "The Romantics", so it's the perfect opportunity to ask her about husband Tom Cruise's romantic side.Katie shared a little private tidbit with Parade:
"My husband has red roses for me everywhere I go."
Doesn't Tom worry that if a delivery is delayed or doesn't show up or something like that - that she'll be thinking something's wrong? ;) That's a lot to live up to - sending them everywhere she goes! It's very sweet!She also chatted about what drew her to this movie:
"I really loved the script when I read it. It felt a lot like The Big Chill and St. Elmo's Fire and also a little bit of a John Hughes feeling, and I always loved those movies growing up.
She shared her respect for the other actors and actresses involved in the film:
"It was great to work with this wonderful cast and director. I was floored by the performances. These guys are such incredible actors. It was really inspiring every single day because you'd watch somebody else do a scene and you'd be like, 'OK, wow. I didn't know that was what it was about.' They brought something so different and wonderful. It was such a great time, I think that's why we all still hang out and we go to dinner often and we're a tight-knit group."
Are you looking forward to this movie? I'm excited about the huge, talented cast: Josh Duhamel, Anna Paquin, Elijah Wood, Malin Akerman, Candice Bergen, and Adam Brody. More importantly - how often does your significant other send you flowers?Photos by INF Continue reading

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

'Tron Legacy' Owns Weekend Box Office With $43.6 Million

Sci-fi sequel lands in theaters with hefty debut.
By Mawuse Ziegbe


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In a box office heavy with fresh takes on time-tested material, "Tron Legacy" led the pack when it came to filling theaters over the weekend.

The 21st century revisit of the 1982 sci-fi flick "Tron" owned the box office during its debut. The high-tech adventure, which stars Jeff Bridges and Garrett Hedlund, rang up $43.6 million in ticket sales.

The CGI-assisted, live-action romp "Yogi Bear" debuted in second place, although it lagged far behind "Tron." The contemporary take on the beloved kids cartoon, which features voice-over performances from Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake as the mischievous partners in picnic-basket-snatching Yogi and Boo Boo, nabbed $16.7 million.

"Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" spent its second week in theaters in third place. Audiences shelled out $12.4 million to catch the latest installment in Hollywood's adaptation of the classic C.S. Lewis book series. The film's total estimated tally now stands at $42.7 million.

In fourth place is the "The Fighter," a Mark Wahlberg vehicle inspired by the true-life story of a Massachussetts-bred boxer. The flick, which also features performances from Christian Bale and Amy Adams, snagged $12.2 million over the weekend.

Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp's glossy thriller "The Tourist" landed in fifth place. The country-hopping caper, which was filmed in France and Italy and also features Paul Bettany, scored $8.7 million during its second weekend on screens. The weekend number kicks the film's total estimated haul to about $30.8 million dollars.

Check out everything we've got on "Tron Legacy," "Yogi Bear" and "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader."

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