Shrek Forever After Lead At The Box Office Earning $43.3 Million

`Shrek Forever After` continues its lead at the box office in its second week by earning $43.3 million, leaving romantic comedy `Sex and the City 2` to trail in number two position.

`Sex and the City 2` is on number two with $32.1 million collections, far below the $56.8 million opening weekend of its predecessor two years ago.

Debuting at number three with $30.2 million was Disney`s action tale `Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time`, reports said. 

`Iron Man 2` is on fourth position and Russell Crowe starter `Robin Hood` on five.

Prince Harry Beats Robert Pattinson In World’s 50 Coolest Men

Prince Harry beats Robert Pattinson to the top spot in the list of the world’s 50 coolest men.

Pattinson came runner-up in the list of GQ magazine`s list of world`s 50 coolest men, reports

The magazine writes that after a "few gaffes" in his youth, Harry, 25 turned his image around with his army stint in Afghanistan.

But his brother, Prince William, 27, failed to make the rundown of movers and shakers.

Other Britons who came high up in the list included rapper Dizzee Rascal, 24, who was fourth, and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders, 24, who was placed ninth.

Chris Rock To Act In British Director Guy Ritchie`S Movie

Hollywood funnyman Chris Rock has revealed he wants to star in one of British director Guy Ritchie`s movies after missing out on a role in `Revolver`.

The US comedian admits he was supposed to appear in Ritchie`s `Revolver` but lost out at the last minute to singer Andre 3000, reports

"I`m a fan of Guy Ritchie. I was supposed to be in `Revolver` and then I saw one day that it was Andre 3000. I had the meeting. Maybe I was too expensive. Maybe I`ll be in his next one," he said.

Lindsay Lohan Wants To Help Of French Fashion Giant Chanel

Troubled actress and aspiring style guru Lindsay Lohan wants Chanel to help customize an unwanted fashion accessory -- her alcohol monitoring bracelet.

The 23-year-old was ordered to wear a Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor (SCRAM) device on Monday after a judge ignored pleas from her lawyer to undergo more frequent testing instead.

Lohan`s attorney had argued the bracelet would interfere with her client`s upcoming acting and modeling assignments.

Now though Lohan is seeking to help camouflage the bracelet with the help of French fashion giant Chanel.

"Can CHANEL please help me out by getting me some stickers to put on my SCRAM bracelet so that I can at least wear a chic dress?! maybe!?," Lohan tweeted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Lohan faces a probation violation hearing on July 6 in Beverly Hills to address allegations that she had skipped alcohol education classes she was ordered to undergo following her 2007 drunken driving conviction.

The Simpsons Has Been Named The Greatest Character Created For TV

Cartoon character Homer Simpson from ‘The Simpsons’ has been named the greatest character created for TV and film in the past 20 years.

In the survey, conducted by US magazine, people ranked Harry Potter in the second position.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer landed the third spot, reports the Sun.

Tony Soprano and The Joker filled the remaining two spots to complete top five.

Lady Diana's Missing Famous Dress Discovered In Her Home

It was black and strapless, with a sassy sequined flounce at the bodice and a gloriously full, swishy skirt.

The dress was, Lady Diana Spencer thought, so grown-up, just right for her first official engagement after the announcement she was to marry Prince Charles.

But when photographs emerged of the then 19-year-old Diana emerging from a limousine at a March, 1981 charity event — all creamy shoulders and ample decolletage — there was a minor scandal over the revealing cut. According to Elizabeth Emanuel, who designed the ball gown with her husband David, they didn`t realize the furor the dress would cause.

"She just looked fantastic. At that time, she was curvy. Not fat in any way, but she had cleavage — we love cleavage. And she looked great in this dress," Emanuel said in an interview Friday. "We in no way expected there to be such a reaction. And I think from that moment on, Diana became a fashion icon."

The dress had been missing for years until David Emanuel recently discovered it in a plastic bag at his home. Along with other garments worn by Diana and designed by the Emanuels, it is to be auctioned off June 8 in a sale that includes the silk chiffon blouse chosen for the Princess of Wales` official engagement portrait by Lord Snowdon, and the calico prototype used to fit her famous ivory wedding gown.

Prince Charles reportedly didn`t like the ballgown she wore to the charity event, because he thought black was for people in mourning. Diana thought it was tres chic, and anyway, she had nothing else to wear.

"She was unsophisticated at that point, and when I look at the wedding dress and the black ballgown I can see a young girl`s dream of the ultimate party dress or romantic dress," said auctioneer Kerry Taylor, whose eponymous firm is handling the sale. "So there`s an innocence about these early pieces.

"Later on she became very svelte, very sophisticated, very elegant," Taylor said. "But here we see just a very beautiful, innocent young girl, and the clothes reflect that."

For the editors of Britain`s voracious press, the dress — and the snaps of Diana in it — would kick off a long love affair with the princess.

"Up until that point, they`d seen her as a floppy-haired puppy," said Christopher Wilson, a seasoned observer who has written extensively on the royals. "And that`s the moment Fleet Street fell in love with her.

"It all stretches back to that one picture."

Taylor and Elizabeth Emanuel are hopeful the collection will go to a museum — the black dress is expected to fetch between 30,000 and 50,000 pounds ($44,000 to $73,000) and the prototype of the wedding dress between 8,000 and 12,000 pounds ($12,000 to $17,000) — but understand that Diana`s legacy means there`s a strong chance a private collector may snap up the garments.

Despite the reaction to her ballgown, Diana liked it enough to ask the Emanuels to take it in when it became too large for her, as she was constantly losing weight. In the months leading up to her wedding, Diana`s waist dropped from 26 to 24 inches, and the Emanuels decided it would be easier to just make her a new, smaller version of the dress. Elizabeth Emanuel said she doesn`t know what happened to the second version.

The collection up for sale includes sketches, notes, invoices — one shows Diana`s mother paid 1,000 guineas for the wedding party`s dresses, which was the equivalent of 1,050 pounds — and even the handbag that Elizabeth Emanuel carried to the wedding at St. Paul`s Cathedral on July 29, 1981. It still has the smelling salts the designer brought along in case her famous client felt faint. (She didn`t, Emanuel said, describing Diana as the epitome of calm.)

"Diana was just fantastic. From the moment we first met her, she was just like a regular client. She was lovely, down-to-earth, very sweet, very calm, very friendly. She made a point of meeting everybody in the work room and she was just so easy to get on with," Emanuel said. "We had so much fun."

Actor Tom Cruise Is Taking The Hoax In Good Humour

Hollywood actor Tom Cruise laughs off internet reports that he died in a plumbing accident, assuring fans he’s “alive and well”.

Rumours started Friday claiming that the “Mission: Impossible” star had passed away following a bizarre plumbing mishap while in New Zealand. But the actor is taking the hoax in good humour, admitting he was amused by the odd manner in which he was “killed”, contactmusic reports.

When asked about it, he said: “I’m really alive. Did the internet get it wrong again? You can send the message out (I am still alive).”

Online pranksters have targeted a number of stars in false death stories, including Britney Spears, Jeff Goldblum and Kanye West.

Actor Jamie Bell Will Play A Lead Role In Spider Man 4

British actor Jamie Bell is tipped to take up the lead role in the fourth instalment of “Spider Man”.

Sony announced that they would begin the franchise from scratch, much like “James Bond” and “Batman”, and that they plan to focus on the teenage years of Peter Parker.

Bell, star of British drama “Billy Elliot”, is believed to be leading the list of names being considered, which include Logan Lerman from “Percy Jackson and Lightning Thief” and Robert Pattinson.

Director Sam Raimi and leading man Tobey Maguire were all set to return for part four of the movie, but both of them quit the project last year.

Actor Jack Nicholson Asking Buxom Pop Star Jessica Simpson On A Date

Actor Jack Nicholson has proved he's still a ladies' man - by asking buxom pop star Jessica Simpson on a date.

The Shining star has been linked to a number of actresses and models over the years, including Lara Flynn Boyle, Anjelica Huston and Michelle Phillips, and has fathered six children with different women.

But the Hollywood Lothario hasn't slowed down since turning 73 last month (Apr10) - he's reportedly invited 29-year-old singer Simpson to join him for an evening together.

Simpson, who declined the offer, tells Britain's The Sun, "I have no idea how Jack got my number as we've never met. He asked if I wanted to go to his Beverly Hills house for dinner."

Wrestling Legend Hulk Hogan Return Home From Hospital

The wrestling legend - who is a part of Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling - underwent a four-hour operation on Wednesday (26.05.10) to remove bone spurs which had come loose from his spine and were causing him extreme pain.

The procedure went well and the 56-year-old grappler was able to leave hospital and return home to recover on the same day.

It is the second operation Hogan has had on his back in the last 12 months. In August 2009 he had laser surgery after collapsing in pain on an episode of his daughter Brooke Hogan's reality TV show 'Brooke Knows Best'.

Earlier this week, fellow TNA wrestler Ric Flair revealed Hogan was in constant pain because of his back problems.

Flair - who was in London to announce TNA's 'Maximum iMPACT!' tour of the UK in January 2011, which features live shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London - told: "His heart is in the ring but he has health issues and at this point in time they are overwhelming. His back has been really bad. He's got an artificial knee, an artificial hip, which don't bother him at all. But his back is causing everything to hurt."

Actress Angelina Jolie's Children Likes Her Stunts

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie wants to impress her kids by performing daring stunts in her movies.

The Oscar-winning actress who raises six children with partner Brad Pitt has acted in action movies like "Lara Croft: Tomb Rider", "Mr. And Mrs. Smith" and "Wanted". She says she feels motivated when her children likes her stunts, reports

"The funny thing about having children is that now I am twice as motivated to do a cool stunt because my kids will like it," she said.

However, Jolie, 34, tries to be more careful at work considering her responsibilities towards kids.

"I`m very responsible these days not to be self-destructive because of my kids, but at the same time I have all the more reason to do all the cool things possible because I want to try and make my kids proud," she added.

Legendary Actor Dennis Hopper Has Died At The Age Of 74

Legendary screen actor and Hollywood rebel, Dennis Hopper, has died at the age of 74, local media reported Saturday.

Hopper was best known for his role in the epoch-defining late 1960s film "Easy Rider", although he also starred in "Apocalypse Now", and "Blue Velvet".

His death was reported by the Los Angeles Daily News, saying the actor died at home in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, with his family in attendance.

Hollywood Movie Review: Prince Of Persia

Prince Of Persia- Cool Entertainer For Hot Summer

Rating: 2.5 out of 5*

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton and Ben Kingsley

Director: Mike Newell

Based on the video game series created by Jordan Mechner, “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” begins with Dastan (William Foster) as an orphaned boy being rescued in the marketplace by King Sharaman (Ronald Pickup).

The king adopts him and he is raised as a prince (Jake Gyllenhaal) along with the king’s real sons, Tus (Richard Coyle) and Garsiv (Toby Kebbell). Nizam (Ben Kingsley), the kings’ brother, becomes Dastan’s closest confidante. There must always be a beautiful princess, so enter Tamina (Gemma Arterton), ruler of the neighboring kingdom of Alamut, which Tus has been forbidden by his father to invade. Nizam, however, has convinced Tus that these religious people are hording a cache of WMDs, a.k.a. swords, knives, etc., and they must be attacked. As it turns out, he’s really after a holy dagger that holds the “Sands of Time’, capable of turning back time and allowing whomever possesses the dagger to rule the world.

The plot is a whole lot of nonsense that only occasionally makes sense. Where the film delivers is in some impressive action scenes and the confirmation, with the introduction of the Alfred Molina character, that’s really just out to have fun. Director Mike Newell toes the line of staging some entertaining adventure scenes while simultaneously keeping the spirit of the video game alive. Effective comic relief comes as the hand of Molina, who has some of the better comedic dialogue and delivery. The action is aplenty and the visual effects are serviceable, if underwhelming.

Jake Gyllenhaal doesn’t make for a very engaging hero and probably has the worst accent since Nicholas Cage in Con Air. On the bright side, he has bulked up and the stone-faced image actually plays into the film’s hands. Gemma Arterton of Quantum of Solace fame, makes for an attractive princess but as a foil for Dastan she’s not quite up to snuff. Sir Ben Kingsley is excellent as usual. Alfred Molina is the show-stopper in every scene he appears.

With a light tone and fast-paced action, the film succeeds at what it’s going for and passes the muster as a cool entertainer in this scorching summer. Do give it a try if you have nothing else to do.

Hollywood Movie Review: Daybreakers

Daybreakers- Entertaining And Provocative

Rating: 3 out of 5*

Starring: Sam Neil, Ethan Hawke, Claudia Karvan and William Dafoe

Director: Peter and Michael Spierig

With the recent fan frenzy trend involving vampires (’True Blood’, ‘New Moon’), the producers of ‘Daybreakers’ picked the perfect time to release this gothic movie. Starring Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe, the movie, which was shot more than two years ago, is clever and gory enough to keep horror-seekers happy.

The human race is dangerously in the verge of extinction by 2019. Vampirism multiplied like a wildfire through society in the superseding years when humanity started ruling the earth thus leaving only a handful of human intent on rejecting the compromises associated with immortality. Those who escaped the initial wave of fanged attacks were quickly rounded up and used as a blood supply for the transitioning population, who rely on a regular dose of human blood to maintain a civilized society.

Some of others, who cannot have control over that, will ultimately shift into instinct-driven creatures known as “subsiders’, drinking their own blood and attack human or vampire alike. As with any population reliant on a finite resource, the vampire leaders soon find themselves on the verge of a disastrous blood shortage, with the harvested human population wearing thin.

When the leader of the primary blood supply company, Charles Bromley (Sam Neill) knows that subside mutations can threaten the endurance of the dominant vampire race, he approaches his chief hematologist Edward Dalton (Ethan Hawke) with the hope that they’ll be able to create a blood substitute. But Dalton, who has zero loyalty to his vampire community, soon becomes entangled with a small band of human rebels who possess the secret to turn the tide back in humanity’s favor.

Michael and Peter Spierig, a.k.a. “the Spierig Brothers,” the writer and director of the blend sci-fi, action and suspense with just the right amount of social commentary sprinkled here and there to make it an intriguing and thrilling ride that doesn’t require you to check your brain at the door for the entire duration.

The brilliant opening scene gives you a reminder that you’re not watching a run-of-the-mill sci-fi action film. The Spierig Brothers also include great make-up and CGI effects that add a lot of visual style to the film along with some blood-and-guts for shock value. Amongst the actors, William Dafoe and Ethan Hawke deliver the best.

The film running time is of 1 hour and 38 minutes, within this time, Daybreakers manages to be a suspenseful, visually stylish and gory sci-fi thriller that’s simultaneously entertaining and provocative.

Actor Robert Pattinson Will Raise Money To Save Missing Kids

Hollywood actor Robert Pattinson will raise money to save missing kids by auctioning his original art.

The “Twilight” star who plays Edward Cullen in the movie series, has added his autograph to the painting. The art is set to bid through Parents and Abducted Children Together’s (PACT) auction. His drawing shows scribbles inside the balloon outline, reports

“Where else are you, Robert Pattinson fanatic, going to buy what may just be an original self portrait penned by Rob himself that will go to aid such a great cause? You just won’t. So get excited, get that blood pumping, think about Edward Cullen’s eyes and go bid now!” PACT wrote on auction website.

International Missing Children’s Day, was Tuesday, May 25.

Sir Ben Kingsley Unveiled On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

British actor Sir Ben Kingsley unveiled his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday.

The Oscar-winner, who was knighted in 2002, received the 2,410th star at the ceremony as hundreds of fans turned out to applaud the actor’s achievements,reported.

“Dear friends, standing here today amongst you is one of the many things I thought growing up in England that would never happen to me and it has and I’m thrilled,” he said.

Actor Bruice Willis who shared screen with Kingsley in crime thriller “Lucky Number Slevin” was there to congratulate him.

Star Gary Coleman Passed Away For Brain Hemorrhage

Former child star Gary Coleman has died aged 42 following a brain hemorrhage, according to a hospital statement.

The diminutive Coleman starred in the hit TV series Diff'rent Strokes from 1978 to 1986 as a plucky Harlem eight-year-old adopted by a wealthy white family.

He died early on Friday at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Centre in Provo, Utah, when he had been in a coma, the hospital said. He reportedly suffered a brain hemorrhage after falling and hitting his head at his nearby home on Wednesday night.

"Family members and close friends were at his side when life support was terminated," said a hospital statement. "Family members express their appreciation and gratitude for the support and prayers that have been expressed for Gary and for them."

Born in Zion, Illinois in February 1968, Coleman had been inflicted with health problems throughout his life. A rare kidney defect meant that he never grew more than 1.42 metres and forced him to undergo two kidney transplants before the age of 14.

He is estimated to have earned more than $18 million from his showbiz career, but his profligate spending ways left him bankrupt by 1999.

He is survived by his wife Sharon Price, whom he married in August 2007.

Actress Megan Fox To Play A Sexy Mermaid In Pirates Of The Caribbean

Megan Fox is eyeing a part in the new Pirates of the Caribbean flick, it has emerged.

Movie bosses are reportedly looking for an actress to play a sexy mermaid in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which stars Johnny Depp as pirate Captain Jack Sparrow.

And Megan, whose exit from the Transformers franchise has recently been announced, is keen to land the role.

"Megan is mulling over a number of big movie offers including another sci-fi franchise and a role in the next Pirates of the Caribbean," quoted a source, as saying.

The insider added: "She would play a mermaid who charms Captain Jack but she has a dark motive."

Also, teaming up with Depp is something Megan has always dreamt of.

"Megan has always loved Johnny and is desperate to work with him. She's grateful to Transformers for making her name but she's ready to move on to better and bigger things," said the snitch.

Actor Brad Pitt Is Considering Running For American Presidency

If rumours are to be believed, Hollywood actor Brad Pitt is considering running for American presidency.

The Inglorious Basterd star will reportedly make a bid for the Oval Office in 2016, with partner Angelina Jolie by his side, reports With a falling movie career and far-from-dignified recent tabloid appearances, Pitt seems to be vying 'something else'.

"There''s not much left for him to do in Hollywood," a source close to the actor revealed. “Brad will run for Senate and if all goes well will mount a bid to become President in 2016.”

Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland To Cross The $1 Billion Mark At The Worldwide

Director Tim Burton has another achievement in his credit after leading the jury at the recently held ‘Cannes Film Festival’.

His latest film, the 3D adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, has become the sixth movie to cross the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. Burton’s film is the only spring release to ever accomplish the coveted landmark.

The fantasy adventure film released by Walt Disney, has earned over $332 million domestically and over $667 million in international markets. It has joined the elite club of top earning films like Avatar, Titanic, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and The Dark Knight. It is also Disney’s second highest grossing film to date.

The film, which is an extension of Lewis Carroll’s novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, uses a technique of combining live action and animation.

Burton took the story 13 years ahead than the original Lewis Carroll tale. The film was originally scheduled to be released in 2009 but was pushed to March 5, 2010.

Mia Wasikowska was chosen for the title role of Alice while Johnny Depp played the Mad Hatter. Other cast members included Matt Lucas, Helena Bonham, Stephen Fry, Anne Hathaway , Alan Rickman , Michael Sheen etc.

Actress Kristen Stewart Never Dated Anyone Before Actor Robert Pattinson

Hollywood actress Kristen Stewart claims that she never dated anyone before actor Robert Pattinson even if she initially found them attractive.

The 20-year-old who is in a relationship with her "Twilight" co-star Robert Pattinson reveals that she take her own time to know an individual before she think about dating him, reports.

"People want me to say that I really like it when guys are funny and unusual. But I`ve never really gone out with someone I`ve found attractive initially," she said.

Teen Sensation Miley Cyrus Has No Plans To Go Into Further Education

Teen sensation Miley Cyrus has no plans of going to college right now because she feels one can get back to studies at any age. The ''Hannah Montana'' star has no plans to go into further education at the moment and believes youngsters shouldn''t feel under pressure to do all their studies young, reported.

"I''m not gonna go to college right now. I am a firm believer that you can go back at any age you want, because my grandma went back to college at 62 years old," Cyrus said.

However, the 17-year-old singer has not dropped the idea of further studies all together. "My sister went to NDSU in Nashville, so I''d probably want to be there with all my friends," Cyrus said

Singer Susan Boyle Was Spotted Waiting For A Bus In Scotland

Her debut album brought a whopping USD 6 million in to her bank account, but singer Susan Boyle is not spending any of that money on chauffeurs or limousines as she was spotted waiting for a bus.

In typical SuBo style, she was spotted leaving her new home and catching the No 8 bus to her local train station. The 49-year-old singer who has been roped in to sing for Pope Benedict XVI, waited patiently at an empty bus stop near her home in Blackburn, Scotland, reported Daily Mail online.

It was hardly the most surprising move by the superstar singer, who reluctantly moved to a new home earlier this year from her modest council house.

She bought the new property after an intruder broke into her old home, which she`d occupied since she was a child. The Scottish singer became an instant celebrity following her appearance on the talent hunt show `Britain`s Got Talent`. `

Catholic Church leaders have apparently asked Miss Boyle to perform in front of a 150,000 crowd which is expected at an outdoor mass held by the Pope.

Singer Amy Winehouse Refused To Leave Private Clinic In London

Grammy winning singer Amy Winehouse had to be hospitalised after falling and bruising herself post an alcohol binge.

The `Back to Black` singer tumbled out of a bar and fell flat on her face, bruising her breast implants, reported Sun online.

The 26-year-old then asked her assistants to whisk her back to the private clinic in London`s Harley Street where she had her implants seven months ago.

She was diagnosed with bruised ribs, kept in overnight but refused to leave because she liked the clinic.

A hospital source told the newspaper that the singer, who fell over while drinking alone at her North London flat, was brought in plastered and caused chaos.

"Amy was running up and down the corridors with her top off and reeking of booze. She has been heard complaining of pain caused by bruising on her breasts and around her ribs. The nurses had to step in and ask her to calm down. Eventually she had to be taken back to her room. The ward sister was absolutely fuming," said the source.

"At first she thought she had broken something, so got her security to take her to hospital. The doctors were worried she might be concussed because she had a big bump on her head and a cut above her eye," added the source.

Actress Megan Fox Will Be The Next Angelina Jolie Of Hollywood

Angelina Jolie has had a lot of actresses who followed her footsteps and tried to recreate what she has been able to do on the silver screen. But the most promising of the lot are definitely Megan Fox and Zoe Saldana.

Megan Fox has been compared to Angelina Jolie numerous times. Mainly because she oozes that oomph that the young Angelina Jolie had. But also Megan Fox started her career from action thrillers, namely Transformers. And now we can add one more name to the competition, its Zoe Saldana.

Zoe Saldana recently signed to do a movie where she will be playing an assassin. And the comparisons immediately started. Angelina Jolie has made that genre famous with roles in Wanted, Tomb Raider et all. So we would like to hear from our audience that who do you think will be the next Angelina Jolie? Is it Megan Fox or the sultry Zoe Saldana.

Star Jessica Biel Is All Set To Do Climbing To The Mount Everest

After having climbed to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa’ a highest peak), the 'A-Team' star Jessica Biel is all set to do something bigger i.e. climbing to the top of Everest. 

She is planning to trek to the Mount Everest base camp. This is a kind of next goal, she declared this in 13th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women in New York’s Times Square.

The actor also admits that though she is aiming high, but she hasn’t obtained any pre-climbing training. She, generally, climbs for a cause. In January, Jessica scaled Africa’s tallest peak, thus raising funds for global water crisis. She is also the Revlon Global Brand Ambassador. Her grandmother is a cancer survivor. So, this week, she co-hosted and walked to support breast and ovarian cancer research, a cause close to her heart. Biel is very close to her grandmother and takes her as a source of inspiration.

Jessica is ready to test her physical limits once again as she has set her sights on another dangerous climb-one of the Everest base camps in Nepal or Tibet. The wishes from the people all over the world are with her.

Rocker Bon Jovi Has Decided To Stay Away From Cigarettes For Insurance Premium

Rocker Bon Jovi has quit smoking because he is not willing to pay the huge insurance premiums needed to cover a smoker.

Jovi picked up the habit while filming 1995 movie Moonlight and Valentino. But now he has decided to say away from cigarettes, reports

"I swore off them (cigarettes) before the tour and I'm happy to say that I have not picked them up again. I quit because of the cold hard truth.

I tried to get life insurance and the price with smoking was so ridiculous that it was enough to make me angry and just throw them (cigarettes) in the garbage," he said.

Tiger Woods In CNN's Celebrity Cheaters Top List

American journalist Anderson Cooper and his CNN crew forgot to include the name of Larry King in a segment dedicated to celebrity cheaters.

The list included Tiger Woods, Jesse James, Eliot Spitzer, Mark Sanford and David Letterman, reports The New York Post.

"What was striking was who was absent -- Larry King," famous radio producer Tom Somach said.

"His cheating scandal got as much press as any of the others. I guess the fact that King has a show on CNN protected him. It was ridiculous and an absurd conflict of interest," he added.

Pussycat Dolls Nicole Scherzinger Is The New Champion Of Dancing With Stars

Nicole Scherzinger is the new champion of `Dancing With Stars`.Scherzinger took home the show`s mirror ball trophy Tuesday in the season finale of the ABC contest reality program.

The Pussycat Dolls frontwoman and partner Derek Hough bested Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek and his partner Anna Trebunskaya.

Winners of "Dancing With the Stars" were chosen by a combination of scores from judges and votes from viewers.

Beatle Paul Mccartney Will Be Honoured By US President Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama is to honour former Beatle Paul McCartney with a concert at the White House next month, officials said Monday.

McCartney is to be awarded the third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress, given for musicians with a lifetime achievement in the field. The award is named after songwriters George and Ira Gershwin, whose music in the 1920s and 1930s became a permanent part of US musical history.

The tribute concert in the White House's East Room June 2 will feature performances of McCartney's work by musicians such as Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jonas Brothers, Dave Grohl, Jack White, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Herbie Hancock and Corinne Bailey Rae, the Library of Congress said.

Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon are previous honorees.

Pop Singer Britney Spears Become The Most Popular Celebrity On Twitter

Pop singer Britney Spears has beaten Ashton Kutcher to become the most popular celebrity on the microblogging site Twitter with the highest number of followers.

Spears has 4,955,768 followers on the social networking site, while Kutcher has 4,944,221, reports

"This is really amazing! I love you all! I better get busy writing 4,947,608 thank you notes! U guys make me so happy," Spears wrote on her Twitter page.

The 28-year-old singer has an account on Twitter since 2008 and was the first member to reach one million supporters.

However, when asked how does Kutcher feels about Spears overtaking him, he wrote on his Twitter page, "I don't care."

Daniel Radcliffe Is A Great Actor-Actor Robert Pattinson

Actor Robert Pattinson says he is envious of his Harry Potter co-star Daniel Radcliffe's stage career.

Radcliffe got critical acclaim for his role in the West End play Equus, which transferred to Broadway in 2008. Pattinson admits he dreams of achieving similar success in theatre, reports.

"I love the mix of stuff he has done in his career, always pushing the boundaries and stuff like that. I also envy his stints on stage - he is a great actor," said Pattinson.

In 2005, both the actors appeared together in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire. But Pattinson shot to fame after his stint as a vampire in the Twilight series

Actress Lindsay Lohan left court with a heavy new piece of jewelry

Lindsay Lohan left court Monday with a heavy new piece of jewelry, but it wasn't her favorite kind of bling.Lohan sported an ugly, alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet that came with tough restrictions on her probation that could cut into her career plans.

The measures were ordered after Lohan angered Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel by failing to show up for a hearing last week in Beverly Hills and instead attended the Cannes Film Festival in France.Photos from Cannes showed the actress partying on a yacht into the late hours on the day she was supposed to be in court in Beverly Hills.

A bench warrant was issued for her arrest then lifted when her lawyer posted bail and Lohan flew back to the United States over the weekend.Lohan's lawyer said the actress had her passport stolen in Canne and couldn't travel in time to attend the hearing.

Lohan, wearing a dark gray pants suit, arrived in court a few minutes late and appeared somber and concerned when she conferred with her attorney about the move to attach the bracelet and require drug and alcohol testing every week in the Los Angeles area.The bracelet gets a signal through the skin if a person has been drinking and sends the signal to the company that monitors it, court spokesman Allan Parachini said.

Lohan should be familiar with the alcohol detection device. She was seen wearing one when she left the Promises rehab center in Malibu in 2007. She posed for a promotional picture that year wearing a bikini, the ankle bracelet and spike heels.Lohan's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, told Judge Revel that Lohan was planning to travel to Texas to film a movie titled "Machete."

Revel suggested the actress might have to delay the project and was unmoved when Holley suggested Lohan could fulfill the probation requirements in Texas.Revel stressed that she was prepared to spend a half-hour reading Lohan and Holley a list of her reasons for ordering the bracelet, drug tests and an alcohol-education program.

Holley conferred with Lohan then accepted the judge's decision.Asked if she understood the orders, Lohan said quietly, "Yes, your honor." It was her only statement in court.Holley noted that Lohan had missed one previous hearing after he uncle died.

"Did she attend the funeral?" the judge asked coldly. Holley turned to Lohan, who sadly shook her head no.Lohan, 23, did not address a throng of media outside the courthouse before joining Holley at the hearing. The actress rushed past the media on her way out, leaving in a waiting SUV.The actress has been on probation since August 2007 after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drug charges and no contest to three driving charges.

Revel set a probation violation hearing for July 6 to address Lohan's failure to appear in court last week for a scheduled progress report on the probation stemming from the two high-profile arrests.Lohan, who gained fame in the movies, "Mean Girls" and "The Parent Trap," has provided the tabloid media with lots of fodder with her personal escapades. She spent more than two hours after the hearing waiting for a bracelet to be placed on her ankle. Lohan must wear the bracelet until the July hearing, when the judge will decide if it will remain in place, Parachini said.

Lohan was to be arrested upon her return to Los Angeles for missing the mandatory hearing, but the judge recalled the warrant late Thursday after Lohan posted bail.Holley said Lohan's passport was stolen and she had proof Lohan had an airplane ticket to return for that hearing.

The husband of Brittany Murphy was found dead by his mother-in-law

The husband of Brittany Murphy was found dead by his mother-in-law late Sunday at the Los Angeles home he shared with the late actress, the coroner's office said.

Simon Monjack's death was reported as a possible heart attack and appeared to be from natural causes, Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said. Monjack was 39.

"He was discovered by Brittany's mom as being unresponsive" in the master bedroom of the Hollywood Hills home at about 9:40 p.m. Sunday, Winter said. Sharon Murphy called paramedics, who pronounced him dead.

There were no signs of foul play or physical injury to his body, Winter said.

Prescription medications belonging to Monjack were found in his bedroom, but there was no immediate indication that he overdosed, Winter said.

An autopsy was planned Tuesday, but a final cause of death would await results of planned toxicology tests, Winter said.

Murphy died last Dec. 20 after collapsing in the home.

At his wife's funeral, a visibly emotional Monjack talked about their relationship and called her his best friend and soul mate. The two married in 2007. He had said they were planning a family and contemplating a move to New York.

Monjack is credited as producer and co-writer of the 2001 film "Two Days, Nine Lives" and executive producer of the 2006's "Factory Girl."

Murphy, best known for her major roles in "Clueless," "Girl Interrupted" and "8 Mile," died at age 32. The Los Angeles County coroner's office concluded her death was accidental but likely preventable.

The coroner's report said medications found in her system were consistent with treatment of a cold or respiratory infection. Monjack and Murphy's mother had reported the actress was ill with flulike symptoms in the days before her death.

Investigators found numerous prescription medications in her home, but an autopsy found no evidence that Murphy abused drugs.

Star Heidi Montag has begged Megan Fox’s Transformers role

‘The Hills’ star Heidi Montag has revealed she is interested in actress Megan Fox’s role in ‘Transformers’, and she has begged director Michael Bay to give her the part.

Montag, 23, made the plea to Bay, 45, after she heard that Fox, 24, would not be continuing with the franchise.

“Michael Bay I love your work!” the New York Daily News quoted Montag as tweeting on May 19.

“I know what an artistic brilliant genius you are! Cast me in the next Transformers,” she had written.

Filmmaker James Cameron is facing a lawsuit for blockbuster movie Avatar

Filmmaker James Cameron is facing a lawsuit after being accused of stealing the idea for his blockbuster movie Avatar.

Writer Kelly Van has claimed that Cameron based the movie on her online book Sheila the Warrior: The Damned.

However, Cameron insists he's never seen the story, but Van has filed papers alleging that both the director and the movie studio 20th Century Fox plagiarised her plot and character details.

She claims the "demeanour", "attire", "motions" and "powers/rituals" of the Na'vi characters, as well as the "settings" and "scenes" are based entirely on her work, reports

"It's absolutely baseless. Jim Cameron's treatment for Avatar was written before Ms. Van alleges she even started to write her book," said Chris Petrikin, spokesperson for Fox.

Van's attorney Kevin Mirch insists: "We did a lot of research, and the copyright says Avatar was copyrighted on April 1 of 2007. The date of (Van's) creation was in 2000, and it was published on the internet in 2003. Avatar was done much later."

"It's just contrary to what they said to us - which they did in a very rude manner. (Cameron's) lawyer wrote us a letter saying they would go after our law firm and our client if it wasn't dismissed immediately. To have letters that say they're going to sue us and they're going to make us go bankrupt is bad business," he said.

Actor Tom Cruise's Mission:Impossible IV shooting in India

Director Brad Bird was hunting for locations in India and asked for photographs of selected locations in Jaipur to be sent to him.

The director has almost zeroed in on Hotel Shiv Vilas and a few shots of the hotel were sent to him.

The shooting will happen here in November-December this year and that Tom Cruise will come to shoot for some movie,” says a source.

A source in the production and location management team which is handling this assignment, has confirmed that it will be the shooting of Mission: Impossible IV.

Model Padma Lakshmi Made An Emotional Speech At New York Public Library

Padma Lakshmi has finally made a public confession of her love for billionaire Teddy Forstman.

The venture capitalist helped the model-cum-TV presenter through her recent pregnancy.

And Lakshmi made an emotional speech thanking Forstman at The Endometriosis Foundation of America`s Blossom Ball last night at the New York Public Library.

"I am lucky to have someone who unwaveringly gave me love and manly support -- and is also the person that I love. So thank you, Teddy," the New York Post quoted her as saying.

Lakshmi, who suffers from endometriosis, which can cause fertility problems, gave birth to daughter Krishna three months ago.

Actor Brad Pitt Gets Special Chefs Pizza Delivered To His Holiday Home

When Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt wants to have a pizza he gets special chefs delivered to his holiday home.

The 46-year-old actor, who is currently staying at his 50 million pounds chateau in the South of France with friends, recently called for his favourite chefs to make the perfect pizza for them, a news website reported.

"Brad arranged for a mobile husband-and-wife pizza operation to drive over. They have a wood-fired oven in a van. The couple knocked out pizzas for Brad and his friends one evening," a source told the newspaper.

The `Fight Club` star was so satisfied with the meal that he gave the cooking duo a massive tip.

"Brad enjoyed it so much he tipped the couple 2,000 Euros," the source added.

Susan Boyle To Appear As A Dinner Lady For A Festive Special In Glee

Susan Boyle has been approached for a role in the hit US show `Glee`.Ryan Murphy, co-creator of the show, said he`d love Boyle to appear as a dinner lady for a festive special. "Susan, I have two words for you: `Lunch. Lady`," as saying.

"I think Kurt Hummel (character played by Chris Colfer in the show) would just die to give her a Christmas makeover. I don`t even know if she`s interested, but it`s been pitched," he added.

The show, which won a Golden Globe for Best TV Series in its first season, has attracted an international following with fans including Michelle Obama and Madonna.

Actress Lindsay Lohan To Star In A 3-D Horror Film With Japanese Director

Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan has reportedly been roped in to star in a 3-D horror film.

The "Mean Girls" star held talks with Japanese director Ryuhei Kitamura during her trip to the Cannes International Film Festival and now she`ll star in his upcoming horror movie "Black Friday", reports a news website.

The film follows a vigilante gang out to seek vengeance after a couple is viciously assaulted and murdered.

Kitamura`s past movies included "Godzilla Final Wars" and an adaptation of Clive Barker`s "The Midnight Meat Train", which starred Bradley Cooper and Vinnie Jones.

Pamela Anderson To Help Save America`s Bird Population With Twitter

Pamela Anderson has urged her Twitter followers to help save America`s bird population following the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

A massive oil leak from the exploded Deepwater Horizon Rig near the Gulf Coast hit the headlines last month (Apr10), and despite desperate efforts to stem the flow of leaking oil, it has washed ashore in states including Louisiana and Florida.

And there are fears that the spill will completely devastate the areas` wildlife.

In a bid to back the International Bird Rescue Research Centre’s (IBRRC) efforts to raise money and help creatures caught in the spill area, the former Playboy bombshell has resorted to Twitter.

"Please support International Bird Rescue`s ongoing rescue work by donating, becoming a member or adopting a bird,” the Daily Express quoted her as saying in a post on her page.

Megan Fox was not picked up for Transformers part three

Megan Fox, who made her name as Shia LaBeouf`s sultry love interest in the first two `Transformers` movies, has been dropped from the third.

Paramount Pictures said Wednesday that Fox`s option was not picked up for part three in the blockbuster Michael Bay series. The studio, which released the first two movies about shape-shifting machines doing battle, declined to give further details or say who would replace the 24-year-old actress.

Fox`s publicist, Dominique Appel, did not return a message left at her office seeking comment.

Fox, notorious for making attention-grabbing comments to the media, engaged in a public spat with director Bay around the release of part two last summer. But Bay later defended her and said he looked forward to working with her on part three.

In announcing "Transformers 3" in October on his blog,, he wrote: "P.S. Megan Fox, welcome back. I promise no alien robots will harm you in any way during the production of this motion picture."

"Transformers" from 2007 and the 2009 sequel "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" have made more than $1.5 billion worldwide. Production is scheduled to begin this month on the third installment, with a release date set for July 1, 2011, Paramount said.

Fox also starred last year as the title character in "Jennifer`s Body," playing a possessed cheerleader who preys on high school boys. The movie, written by Oscar-winning "Juno" writer Diablo Cody, made a disappointing $16.2 million domestically.

Next, Fox will star opposite Josh Brolin and John Malkovich in the supernatural Western "Jonah Hex," scheduled for release June 18.

I would love to become a working actor-Daniel Radcliffe

Hollywood actor and "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe wants to be known for his acting performances.

The 20-year-old actor admits he enjoyed the Potter ride and says he would love to be recognised for his acting ability and wants to become a "working actor", reported a news website.

"It`s bizarre. Most working actors want to become stars. I am sort of a star because of Harry Potter, and I would love to become a working actor," Radcliffe said.

"But to be honest, I`m happy to ride this as long as it goes. If it goes for two months after Potter, I`m happy. If it goes for six years, I`m happy. It`s a tough industry and I`ve got a lot of friends in it. And I truly believe that if I don`t make it as an actor, I will make it another way - I don`t have doubts about myself," he added.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" has been split into two movies which will be released in November 2010 and in the summer of 2011.

Lindsay Lohan has jetted to the Cannes Film Festival in France

Actress-singer Lindsay Lohan`s father Michael Lohan says his daughter`s disappearance from court hearing proves that she would prefer jail to rehab.

"She thinks that three days in jail is better than 60 days in rehab and she`s sadly mistaken. Lindsay doesn`t realise how horrible it is to be in jail for one, two, three days or longer. It`s something that would stick with her for the rest of her life and she doesn`t need any more torment," a news website quoted him as saying.

The "Mean Girls" star has jetted to the Cannes Film Festival in France just days before her probation hearing in Los Angeles. And reportedly she hasn`t completed court-ordered alcohol education classes, as per the terms of her probation.

"The last time Lindsay went to jail, it was only for 84 minutes, so she probably feels that if she gets jail term, it will be for a short period of time. If she thinks that, she`s playing with fire. I hope she`s back (from Cannes) in time. She`s known all along that this hearing was coming up. Unfortunately, Lindsay decided to risk going to Europe," his lawyer Lisa Bloom said.

"If she fails to show up for Thursday`s hearing, it`s almost certain she`ll be going to jail. She needs to show respect for the courts and let the judge know that she`ll be attending her classes. Showing up Thursday is absolutely critical," he added.

Angelina Jolie planning a party for daughter Shiloh`s fourth birthday

Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are busy planning a a party with a soldier theme for daughter Shiloh`s fourth birthday.

"Maddox had a soldier-themed party when he turned four, so Shiloh wants the same," a news website quoted a source as saying.

"She wants boys` toys, since she`s such a little tomboy. Brad also bought Shiloh a jeep that is safe for kids, and he`s thinking of getting her a toy quad bike that she can drive around the property," the source added.

Pop Singer Lady Gaga bagged five trophies at World Music Awards

Pop Singer Lady Gaga had a ball at the recent World Music Awards as she bagged five trophies for her work.

The "Poker Face" singer won the World`s Best Single, Best Album, Best Pop/Rock Artist as well as Best New Artist and becoming Best Selling Artist From America, reported a news website.

Gaga won the World`s Best Single over David Guetta, Beyonce Knowles and Black Eyed Peas. She beat Black Eyed Peas once again in the World`s Best Album in addition to Susan Boyle and Taylor Swift.

Additionally, she was crowned World`s Best Pop/Rock Artist after battling against Swift, Madonna and Rihanna.

Avatar Star Sam Worthington is all set to act and produce sci-fi film

‘Avatar’ Star Sam Worthington has decided to produce an upcoming sci-fi film ‘Quatermain’.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Aussie actor is all set to act and produce a re-imagining of H Rider Haggard`s Victorian adventurer Allan Quatermain.

It was made famous in the hit novel King Solomon`s Mines, reports the Daily Express.

Unlike Quatermain novels` original setting in Africa, Worthington`s edition will see the protagonist return to Earth after a space trip-only to find there are no humans left on the planet.

Actress Drew Barrymore involved in the making process of the movie

Actress Drew Barrymore, who turned director with `Whip It!`, is reportedly attached to helm `Surrender Dorothy, a sequel to 1939 classic `Wizard of Oz`.

The sequel, which has been stalled for several years, will be Barrymore`s second directing vehicle after `Whip It`. Barrymore is said to be very much involved in the making process of the movie, which was first announced in 2002 but was stalled, Ace Showbiz reported.

But it seems that Warner Brothers and Barrymore`s production company Flower Films are resurrecting it.

Earlier, it was reported that Barrymore will star in the film. However, it is said that she might be a little too old to portray Dorothy`s great-great-granddaughter. Thus, Pajiba proposes a name for the lead role, mentioning Ellen Page who has starred in her debut.

The film, which has been penned by Zach Helm, follows Dorothy`s great-great-granddaughter who must learn how to use the power of ruby red slipper to keep the Wicked Witch of the West from taking control of the kingdoms of Earth and Oz.

Beside `Surrender Dorothy` there also some other `Wizard of Oz` adaptations in the works. `Oz the Great and Powerful` which is planned to be a prequel has Robert Downey Jr on the cast ensemble, while `Dorothy of OZ`, an animation based on L Frank Baum`s `The Wonderful Wizard of Oz`, will be produced by Bonne Radford.

Haitian girls shop goods for Wycleaf Jean’s charity organization

Wycleaf Jean’s charity organization gave three Haitian girls, who lost their limbs in the earthquake earlier this year, a reason to smile – by letting them shop goods worth 1,000 dollars at Kmart.

The youngest of the three girls, Farah Maurice, 8, had lost a leg above the knee, while the other two girls, Magarette Pierre, 17, and Chantal Mori, 17, each lost an arm, in the earthquake.

The rapper’s charity, ‘Yele Haiti’ associated with the W 34th St store to provide the girls with clothing, shoes and makeup.

"When you come from a country where you make 1 dollar a day, giving them 1,000 dollars is like giving them 10,000 dollars," the New York Daily News quoted Jean, as saying.

He added: "They need to know there are people like them and they`re normal. Today they``re not thinking, `I don`t have a leg.` They`re just being kids and they`re happy."

The girls will also be treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia for free. They will be fitted with prosthetic limbs on June 3.


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