Julia Robert Going Under The Knif


Julia Robert has not ruled out going under the knife to maintain her looks, but is hopeful she would not require it.

The 42-year-old actress, who is the face of French cosmetic company Lancome, admits she would not rule out plastic surgery in the future, OK! magazine reported.

"Well it seems to make some people happy. I`d never say never, but hopefully my life will maintain its current levels of fulfilment and joy, and I won`t need to turn to it. I`d never say never, but hopefully my life will maintain its current levels of fulfilment and joy, and I won`t need to turn to it," Roberts said.

She also finds modelling to be "fun" now because she can let go more due to her growing age.

"The whole idea of modelling in my 40s, I think, is very modern and fun. There`s a kind of joy and sense of fun to doing it right now, a sense of being secure in who you are that I feel today in my 40s," Roberts said.

Daniel Craig Is Moving On From James Bond


Daniel Craig is moving on from James Bond and has signed up for a role in a new thriller franchise, based on Stieg Larsson`s hugely popular Millennium Trilogy.

The actor was due to start work on his third 007 movie ahead of a 2011-2012 release.

However, the 23rd instalment in the superspy series has been put on hold indefinitely amid ongoing financial troubles at the MGM film studio.

And now, Craig has found himself a new franchise to work on— he`s been handed the lead role of journalist Mikael Blomkvist in an upcoming movie version of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, according to ComingSoon.

The film is based on the first book in the crime trilogy written by late Swedish author Larsson, reports the Daily Star.

The news comes just days after Natalie Portman denied she had been cast as the female lead in the films.

‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, which will be directed by David Fincher, is due for release in 2011.

Toy Story 3 Has Smashed Records


Disney`s computer-animated 3D outing `Toy Story 3` has smashed records at the Box Office here by scoring the highest grossing debut for an animated movie.

The third and final instalment of the hit Pixar franchise pulled in USD 31.5 million (21 million pounds) over its opening weekend in Britain (July 23-25), reports a news website.

The huge takings make the new Toy Story the most successful animated movie ever at the British box office, as well as the second biggest British opening of all time after "Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban" in 2004.

The family film knocks Leonardo DiCaprio`s "Inception" from the number one slot, falling to number two with USD 6.2 million (4.2 million pounds), while "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" remains at three with USD 2.1 million (1.4 million pounds).

"Shrek Forever After" is at four with a haul of USD 1.8 million (1.2 million pounds) and Catherine Zeta-Jones` latest offering "The Rebound" rounds off the top five with USD 540,000 (360,000 pounds).

Singer Kanye West Joined Twitter


With the release of a new album approaching, Kanye West is making sure he`s up to date with the social networking sites.

He joined Twitter on Wednesday, one day after going to the offices of Facebook, in Palo Alto, Calif., to preview some of his new material.

Videos of him rapping a cappella while standing on a conference table have been posted on YouTube. On his website afterward, West posted a letter to Facebook, thanking the staff for their support: "Your energy was a gift so electric, so genuine, that it really helped me give my best."

An e-mail request for comment from Facebook was not immediately returned.

West`s new as-of-yet untitled album is expected to be released Sept. 14.

Lindsay Lohan Has Made Friends In Jail


Lindsay Lohan has made friends in jail, revealed her attorney.The ‘Mean Girls’ actress has been convicted for violating probation terms, of a 2007 DUI case.

Her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley has also revealed that Lohan, who tearfully checked into Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California, is being treated fine in the slammer.

"She is doing fine. She has made some friends," a news website quoted Holley as saying.

Although sentenced to 90 days, Lohan is expected to serve far less than that.

Holley explained: "I would like to ensure that she has received all the time credits to which she is entitled" from her previous time in custody. "I am hopeful that her sentence will be reduced once those credits are properly factored in."

Holley, who briefly quit as Lohan`s counsel before stepping back in, couldn`t confirm the star`s exact release date.

Hollywood`S Faith In The Power Of 3D Movies


Hollywood`s faith in the power of 3D movies to deliver a bright future of packed cinemas and spectacle-wearing audiences has been jolted by the box ofifce figures that show the high-tech format may already be floundering.

Seven months ago James Cameron`s science fiction epic "Avatar" burst onto the screen in three dimensions, taking in $2.7 billion and becoming the highest grossing film of all time.

Studio executives in America compared the breakthrough to the development of first "talkies" almost a century ago, and fell over one another in the stampede to produce more such films.

But now, with the tally of major films released in the new format expected to reach 22 by the end of the year - with up to $7.50 extra being charged per ticket - there are signs that 3D may not after all be the panacea for falling ticket sales.

The proportion of cinema goers who opt to see new films in their 3D versions has fallen steadily over recent months, with more opting instead to watch them in the traditional and cheaper formats.

When "Avatar" came out in December, 71 percent of Americans who went to see it on the opening weekend - often the peak moment for a new release - opted for a cinema showing the 3D version.

In March, when the animated fantasy "How to Train Your Dragon" was released, 68 percent of the audience chose to see the film that way.

But by May that figure for "Shrek Forever After" was down to 61 percent. At the beginning of this month only 56 percent saw "The Last Airbender" in 3D, and a week later the proportion fell even lower, to 45 percent, for the newly-released animation "Despicable Me".

The figures have provoked an anxious debate in the industry, which had previously hatched plans to convert popular films on its backlist - everything from the "Star Wars" trilogy, to "Harry Potter", to the college pranks of Jackass - into the cinematic style du jour.

Studios are working on at least 24 brand new films in the expensive format for release next year. Now some fear that the "3D bubble" has already burst.

Critics say part of the problem may be the technology itself. While "Avatar" was specifically made in the new format, studios have hurriedly converted films that were originally made for two dimensions.

The process can cost up to $100,000 per minute of film but can be done in a matter of weeks, allowing for a quick release. However, a lot of the time it simply doesn`t work and delivers murky pictures.

After seeing director M. Night Shyamalan`s summer blockbuster "The Last Airbender", starring British actor Dev Patel, American film critic Roger Ebert said it "looked like it was filmed with a dirty sheet over the lens".

He said Hollywood`s current infatuation with 3D was just an excuse to add surcharges to already expensive cinema tickets.

"Clash of the Titans", which was also converted and released in April, received similar criticism and was accused of actually putting audiences off the new visual effects.

Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg, who was not involved with the film, called it a "cheeseball conversion" and suggested it was helping to "kill that goose that is delivering us golden eggs".

He said: "We`re still at the beginning of this and not all 3D is equal, and consumers are beginning to realise this. There have been lesser 3D movies released and there`s already been a backlash against it."

Christopher Nolan, the British-born director of "The Dark Knight" and "Inception", refused to use the new technology in his latest film because he found the dimness "extremely alienating".

But die-hard cheerleaders in Hollywood suggest the apparent migration of audiences back to traditional flat images is illusory.

While "Avatar" faced no competition when it came out there is now a flood of 3D releases and not enough screens equipped to show them. So far only about 5,000 screens in the US have been converted and 35,000 have not.

Studio insiders also point to the fact that only 28 percent of the cinemas showing "Clash of the Titans" on its opening weekend were 3D, yet accounted for 52 percent of its revenues.

They argue the proportion of tickets sold also depends on the subject matter of the film. The fantasy adventure "Alice In Wonderland", starring Johnny Depp, had the sixth biggest opening weekend of all time in March, grossing $116 million two thirds of which came from 3D screenings.

However, some of those who know the film industry best are convinced the latest trend will go the same way as the 3D fads of the 1950s and 1980s.

"3D is a waste of a perfectly good dimension and Hollywood`s current crazy stampede toward it is suicidal," said Ebert. "It adds nothing essential to the movie-going experience. For some, it is an annoying distraction. For others, it creates nausea and headaches."

Angelina Jolie Plays A Suspected Russian Sleeper Agent


Even though Angelina Jolie plays a suspected Russian sleeper agent in her latest movie, in real life she thinks US-Russian relations are going well.

Jolie was in Moscow for the Russian premiere of the movie "Salt" on Sunday, just a few weeks after 10 Russian sleeper agents were expelled from the United States in exchange for four Russians accused of spying for the West.

She tells reporters at the Oktyabrskaya theater, "you don`t want to focus on the negative behind this issue of the spy swap because I think that what is happening between our countries is wonderful these days, so many positive movements forward."

Fans waited hours in 35 degree Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) heat outside the theater to get a glimpse of the star, who wore a scarlet gown with deep cleavage.

Kim Kardashian's Request To Plastic Surgery


Kim Kardashian has asked a fan, who wanted to look like her, not to undergo plastic surgery.

The fan wrote on Twitter.com that she wanted to undergo complete surgery so that her husband loves her.

"I`m getting head 2 toe plastic surgery nxt week 2 look like @kimkardashian so my husband won`t leave me. He worships her,” Usmagazine quoted a fan as saying.

However, the 29-year-old star begged the fan not to do so.

She wrote: "Pls don`t. Ur husband should love u 4 who u are! Don`t try 2 b someone else. Im sure u are beautiful inside and out! Just as u are."

The reality star continued: "Don``t change yourself for anybody but yourself...be happy with who u are! Someone will appreciate and adore u just as you are."

Christopher Nolan's Brother In Hollywood


Christopher Nolan has landed his brother a dream job in Hollywood as the latter is going to direct the upcoming `Superman` movie.

Nolan has signed on to produce the much-anticipated superhero film and contactmusic.com reports he has asked his brother Jonathan to take over directing the film so he can concentrate on the next Batman movie.

The less famous Nolan brother is already working closely with his sibling as Jonathan is among the writers on "Batman 3".

"Jonathan Nolan is not onboard yet, but it looks like he will get the job. He wants to direct, Chris wants to land him that gig... That said, it is far from a done deal," said a source.

Eminem And Megan Fox Together In Music Video


Hollywood siren Megan Fox is reportedly all set to star in an upcoming steamy video for rapper Eminem`s latest track, `Love the Way You Lie`.

The 24-year-old actress will be teaming up with `Lost` star Dominic Monaghan in Eminem`s new hit single with Rihanna, a news website reported.

Their character are apparently inspired by Eminem`s relationship with his former wife Kim, whom he married and divorced twice.

"It gets really intense. Things start off with a steamy scene between Megan and Dominic. Then they fight but end up making love again," a source said.

Joseph Kahn, who directed two other music videos for the rapper, `Without Me` and `We Made You`, is set to helm the video this week.

The Postponement Of Elton John`s Scheduled Concert


A bout of food poisoning has caused the postponement of Elton John`s scheduled concert at Tucson Arena.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that Wednesday night`s show was nearly sold out with about 8,800 tickets purchased. Organizers say the British rocker will perform Thursday night instead.

A spokeswoman for the Tucson concert venue says John apologizes for the inconvenience caused by his illness, but doctors say he will be fine to take the stage Thursday.

Spice Girls To Come Together On Movie


Singer Emma Bunton says the Spice Girls are planning to come together to make a sequel to their 1997 film "Spice World".

Spice Girls Victoria Beckham, Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm announced earlier they were developing a West End stage musical based on their hit songs with Judy Craymer, who produced "Mamma Mia!".

Bunton added the girls hoped to turn the stage musical, "Viva Forever", into a major movie to rival "Mamma Mia!".

"We`re all involved in the new Spice Girls film, which is being done by Judy Craymer and the team behind `Mamma Mia!` We email each other ideas and we are overjoyed it`s happening," she said.

"We would`ve liked to do another film but after `Spice World`, there was an album, then a tour and then Geri left, so it didn`t happen," she added.

Sandra Bullock At Teen Choice Awards


Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock is considering attending the Teen Choice Awards this August.

Bullock skipped the Kids`` Choice Awards last March in the wake of ex husband Jesse James`` cheating scandal with Michelle ``Bombshell`` McGee.

According to Fox News.com, the 45-year-old star will appear alongside `New Moon` stars Robert Pattinson and Ashley Greene, reports told.

Nominees Jason Derulo and Travie McCoy will perform at the awards.

Megan Fox To Have A Baby With Husband


Actress Megan Fox is ready to have a baby with husband Brian Austin Green, says a friend.

Fox thinks the time is right to start trying for a child now that she and Green are married.

"She’s longing to get pregnant and have a child with Brian and they are already building a nursery room at their Hollywood Hills mansion,"  the friend as saying.

The couple tied the knot in a small ceremony in Hawaii last month at the Four Seasons Resort on the Big Island in the presence of Green’s eight-year-old son Kassius from a previous relationship with Vanessa Marcil.

Tiger Woods Is Still The World`s Highest Earning Athlete


Professional golfer Tiger Woods has been off his game since his extramarital affairs were exposed last year, but he is still the world`s highest earning athlete, according to two lists released on Wednesday.

Woods claimed the top spot on a 2010 U.S. list of 50 athletes for the seventh consecutive year compiled by Sports Illustrated`s SI.com, though his total earnings fell 10 percent to $90.5 million. His total is also down 40 percent from $127.9 million in 2008.

Woods also topped Forbes magazine`s 2010 list of the top 50 earning athletes in the world at $105 million, down 4.5 percent from last year as the star golfer has lost such sponsors as Accenture Plc and AT&T Inc. It was the ninth consecutive year he topped the Forbes list.

Overall, the average earnings for the entire U.S. list at SI.com rose 11 percent to a record $26.2 million, and were up 1.7 percent to $30 million for 20 international stars.

Tennis star Roger Federer, at $61.8 million, bumped soccer player David Beckham from the top spot he had held the last two years on the international list, SI.com said.

Woods` earnings for the 2010 list are comprised of $20.5 million in earnings and $70 million in endorsements from such sponsors as Nike Inc and Electronic Arts Inc, SI.com said. Woods` endorsement earnings fell $22 million from last year`s list.

Woods` personal life took center stage for fans after a car accident outside his Florida home last November brought to light extramarital affairs and led him to make a public apology. He has played several tournaments since his April return from a self-imposed, five-month exile but has yet to win.

Rival golfer Phil Mickelson came in second on the 2010 U.S. list at $61.7 million, and the top 10 included four players from the National Basketball Association, led by LeBron James at No. 4 ($45.8 million), SI.com said.

The top 10 also included boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr (No. 3 at $60.3 million), two Major League Baseball stars, including Alex Rodriguez at No. 5 ($37 million), and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning of the National Football League (No. 9 at $30.8 million), SI.com said.

On the international list, Federer jumped from No. 9 last year as his earnings doubled, while Beckham slipped to No. 3 at $40.5 million behind FIFA world soccer player of the year Lionel Messi at $44 million, according to SI.com.

Rounding out the international top five were soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo ($40 million) and boxer Manny Pacquiao ($38 million), SI.com said.

Basketball player Allen Iverson, No. 8 on last year`s U.S. list, dropped entirely out of the top 50, SI.com said. Tennis player Maria Sharapova was the only female athlete to make either list, ranking No. 20 on the international list at $19.9 million.

Rounding out Forbes` top five were boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr ($65 million), NBA star Kobe Bryant ($48 million), Mickelson ($46 million) and Beckham ($43.7 million). Federer ($43 million), James ($42.8 million) and Pacquiao ($42 million) were next on the list, which previously ranked the top 20.

The full SI.com lists are available at http://www.si.com/fortunate50. The Forbes list can be viewed at http://www.forbes.com/sportsmoney.

George Clooney Will Receive A Special Emmy Award


Actor George Clooney, who led a galaxy of stars in a January telethon fundraiser for Haiti`s earthquake victims, will receive a special Emmy Award for his humanitarian efforts on August 29.

The 49-year-old Hollywood heartthrob will be honored for hosting the "Hope for Haiti Now" television special, as well as his efforts to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina and raise awareness of the crisis in Darfur.

"George was an obvious choice for this honor," said John Shaffner, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy.

"He has understood and harnessed the power of television, the most powerful medium of our time, to reach into the hearts of people around the world and compelled us to action on behalf of those in sudden and desperate need, as well as those tragically oppressed in Darfur."

The Bob Hope Humanitarian Award was established in 2002 and Clooney will be its fourth recipient.

Clooney, who is also a producer, screenwriter and Oscar-winning director, has joined other humanitarian campaigns, such as when he backed then-British prime minister Gordon Brown in calling for the release of Burma`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

"Like my own father, George is a person who looks beyond himself to use his celebrity for good, to make a difference in the world and to inspire others to do the same," said Hope`s daughter, Linda.

"It`s particularly gratifying that he has been selected for this award, since our families have a history of friendship and a powerful, shared desire to help others."

Previous recipients of the awards were Oprah Winfrey, Bill Cosby and Danny Thomas, who received it posthumously in 2004.

A Long Lost Charlie Chaplin Movie Discovered


A long lost Hollywood silent movie starring a young Charlie Chaplin has been discovered at an antiques fair.

The 1914 film with a cameo appearance by Chaplin is now being shown at a film festival in the US state of Virginia for the first time.

The film ‘A Thief Catcher’ is a 10-minute comedy, which was discovered last autumn by film historian and preservationist Paul Gierucki.

It was found in an antique trunk and bought for around 65 pounds.

"I opened the can, unspooled it and I immediately recognized the title as an early Keystone," Sky News quoted him as saying.

"So I bartered with the guy, bought the film, brought it home. It needed some repair.

"So I put it on a shelf and it sat there since November of last year. I was busy working on another project. I kind of forgot about it," he added.

‘A Thief Catcher’ was filmed between January 5 and January 26, 1914, and released on February 14 the same year.

It stars Ford Sterling, Mac Swain, Edgar Kennedy and features Chaplin making a three-minute cameo as a policeman in the film.

The Autopsy Of Elvis Presley Will Go Up For Auction


The instruments used in the autopsy of Elvis Presley will go up for auction in Chicago next month, ahead of the 33rd anniversary of the pop icon`s death.

The items up for grabs include rubber gloves, forceps and the hanger used to hold the singer`s burial suit, the BBC reported.

The tools were saved by a senior embalmer at the Memphis Funeral Home, which prepared Presley`s body after his death in August 1977.

They will be auctioned in August and are expected to fetch up to $8,000 each.

Other items include a preparation room case report, a comb, dry cleaning tags and the coffin shipping invoice, a spokesperson for Leslie Hindman Auctioneers said.

"It`s really about owning a piece of the celebrity," said Mary Williams. "And how much closer can you get than the actual embalming instruments?"

Last year, a clump of hair believed to have been trimmed from Presley`s head in 1958 was sold by the same auctioneers for $15,000.

Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes In Reality Show


Hollywood actor Tom Cruise is planning to appear in a reality show with wife Katie Holmes and daughter Suri.

According to a source, Cruise has been filming his wife and their four-year-old daughter and intends to use the footage to show the world what life is really like in the Cruise household in a series inspired by "The Osbournes", reports contactmusic.

The actor is keen to show that his family's lifestyle is not weird just because they follow controversial faith Scientology.

"They want to portray themselves as a normal family who do normal things. They are aware that Katie is being perceived as 'brainwashed' and they want to change that," said a source.

Omar Bin Laden To Date With Drew Barrymore


Omar Bin Laden, the son of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin laden, has revealed that he wants to date Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore.

"I want to go to America and I would love to meet Drew Barrymore. I am single now and she is the most beautiful woman in Hollywood," thesun.co.uk quoted him as saying.

Omar is also in awe of Madonna and calls her a great dancer. "She's such a great dancer for a woman of her age"

Jim Carrey movies, American football, rock music and even Laurel and Hardy are on his list of favorites.

Dev Patel And Freida Pinto Talked About Relationship


Just like Robert Pattinson and Kirsten Stewart, Dev Patel and Freida Pinto too have finally chosen to speak about their much talked about relationship.

What’s interesting is, both Robert and Dev seem to be in love with their respective ladies for the same reasons. For being simple and understanding.

"What I especially like about her is that she's like me, not dizzy from fans and press attention. She stays true to herself and very smart for her age. We understand each other without the words. Kristen really cares about me. She's the most honest and genuine person I've ever met. She always listens and gives good advice regardless of her own interests” revealed Pattinson about girlfriend Kristen.

Dev too spoke on the same lines saying, “Nothing much has changed post Slumdog. I do still live at my home. My old bedroom is still there and maybe that’s a big part of it, I go home and it’s just the same as it always was. I am simple and so is Freida. It’s great to be with someone who understands what I do.

She’s not only a great girlfriend but she’s also a great friend and a great support in what I do. I love watching movies, so does she. And the thing is I’m quite boring that way but I love just spending time with my friends at their house.”

As far as fame is concerned, Dev revealed, “I wish I could go down to the local bowling alley and have some fun there but now there is a lot more attention on me but in that way I have to be a bit more reclusive and a bit more careful about where I go in public. I can’t just hop on the tube anymore.”

Just RobSten, seems like Dev-Freida too are getting there as one of the cutest couples of showbiz – young and outspoken!

David Beckham Wants To Bare It All Again


After stripping down for an Armani underwear shoot, footballer David Beckham wants to bare it all again for his "raunchiest advertisement ever".

Beckham said he wanted to strip for another steamy ad campaign but he clarified it won't be for Armani, dailystar reports.

Beckham featured in the Armani advertisement with his wife Victoria.

Ashton Kutcher Escaped In A Car Crash


Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher escaped unhurt when he was involved in a car crash in California.

The actor was driving his Lexus Hybrid in Malibu Thursday when he smashed into another car, reports told.

Photos show Kutcher's car, with minor damage to the front bumper, being towed while the other vehicle appeared to have suffered more extensive damage. No one was injured in the crash.

Kutcher informed his fans about the crash on through Twitter: "Got in a fender bender today. Bad carma I guess."

Johnny Depp Has Brought A Pair Of Marlyn Monroe's Shoes


Hollywood star Johnny Depp has brought a pair of Marlyn Monroe's shoes for is lady love Vanessa Paradis.

The French actress-singer-model, Paradis regards Monroe as her idol and says she never wears those shoes as they are the most treasured item in her wardrobe, Contactmusic reported.

The 37-year-old actress is a huge fan of the late fashion icon and sex symbol and was exhilarated when the actor gifted her the Ferragamo-designed footwear, Marie Claire magazine reported.

"He spoils me. He actually bought me the Marilyn Monroe shoes. Monroe's someone who touches me really deeply. I truly admire both actress and the singer that she was. I love 'Lazy' and so many of her songs. She had a velvety voice," she said.

Paradis' admiration for Monroe led her to take dance and piano lessons and choose music her career.
Paradis became a child star at 14 with the huge worldwide success of her single "Joe le taxi" and got her first modelling break when she was 18, which became her life-changing experience.

"I guess it did change my life. The whole experience was different and fairytale-like," she said.
The French beauty and mother of two kids, Lily-Rose (11) and Jack (8) with Depp, is still in huge demand but says she cannot describe her own appearance.

"Three words to describe my look? Im-poss-ible," Paradis said.

Katy Perry Top In Hot 100 Singles Chart


Katy Perry`s ‘California Gurls’ led Billboard`s Hot 100 singles chart for a sixth week on Thursday, but Eminem`s ‘Love The Way You Lie’ is poised to replace it next week.

Eminem`s track -- holding at No. 2 -- was the most-downloaded song for a third straight week, and enjoyed a huge surge in radio airplay. Both metrics factor into the Hot 100 composition. Eminem`s album ‘Relapse’ has been the No. 1 seller in the United States for the past three weeks.

B.o.B`s ‘Airplanes’ rose one to No. 3 on the Hot 100, swapping places with Usher`s ‘OMG.’ Travie McCoy`s ‘Billionaire’ held at No. 5. Taio Cruz`s ‘Dynamite’ at No. 6 and Mike Posner`s ‘Cooler Than Me’ at No. 7 also swapped spots.

Enrique Iglesias made his first foray into the Hot 100 top 10 in nearly nine years, as ‘I Like It,’ featuring Pitbull, jumped 10 places to No. 8. Drake`s ‘Find Your Love’ (No. 9) and Jason DeRulo`s ‘Ridin`’ (No. 10) were each down one.

Only four songs debuted on the Hot 100 and none higher than No. 92 where first-time entrant The Band Perry scored with its top 30 Country Songs hit, ‘If I Die Happy.’ The other debuts were: Fantasia`s ‘Bittersweet’ (No. 94), ‘B.M.F. (Blowin` Money Fast)’ by Rick Ross featuring Styles P (No. 98), and Dierks Bentley`s ‘Up On The Ridge’ (No. 99).

George Clooney As Part Of A Trial Of A Fraud Case


Hollywood star George Clooney testified before a Milan court as part of a trial of a fraud case involving three men accused of using the actor`s name for a fashion label.

The 49-year-old actor, dressed in an elegant blue suit, responded to Judge Pietro Caccialanza`s questions with the help of an interpreter during the 90-minute hearing Friday.

Clooney said he didn`t know the three men accused of fooling suppliers by using the actor`s name for his clothing label at a fashion show in Milan.

The alleged fraud came to light in 2008 when police seized dozens of articles of the clothing brand before they were to be displayed by models at the fashion show.

Lindsay Lohan Serves Her Jail Sentence


Troubled star Lindsay Lohan’s new attorney is Robert Shapiro, who has previously represented O.J. Simpson.

Shapiro has confirmed representing LiLo in her drug and alcohol case but only on the condition that the star serves her jail sentence.

“I have agreed to represent Ms. Lohan on the condition that she complies with all the terms of her probation, including a requirement of jail time that was imposed by Judge Marsha Revel," the New York Post quoted Shapiro as saying.

"Ms. Lohan is suffering from a disease that I am all too familiar with. Hopefully, I can be of assistance to Ms. Lohan and Judge Revel in implementing a treatment approach recommended by medical professionals for Ms. Lohan``s long term recovery and sobriety," he added.

Previously, Shawn Chapman Holley represented the star in the case.

U2 Becomes Highest-Earning Band In The World


Irish rock band U2 has been named the highest-earning band in the world.

According to Forbes, they are estimated to have made 84.9 million pounds, including ticket and merchandise sales and a steady-selling back catalogue, the Telegraph reported.

U2 also signed a 12-year deal in March 2008 with Live Nation worth an estimated 50 million pounds, which includes the live-events company controlling the band’s merchandise, sponsoring, and their official website.

The Forbes.com top-earning musicians of 2010 are:

1. U2 - 84.9 million pounds

2. AC/DC - 74.5 million pounds

3. Beyonce Knowles - 56.8 million pounds

4. Bruce Springsteen - 45.7 million pounds

5. Britney Spears - 41.8 million pounds

6. Jay-Z - 41.1 million pounds

7. Lady Gaga - 40.5 million pounds

8. Madonna - 37.9 million pounds

9. Kenny Chesney - 32.6 million pounds

10. Black Eyed Peas - 31.3 million pounds

10. Coldplay - 31.3 million pounds

Michael Jackson Fans Vandalised His Tomb In California


A group of fans of pop legend Michael Jackson has offered to clean up his vandalised tomb in California, US, which has been defaced with tributes by fans in permanent ink.

Several members of the official Michael Jackson fans of southern California group, who visit the site monthly, have offered to clean up the cemetery, reports contactmusic.

"Fix this mess," said one Jackson fan, so that they aren`t banned completely from paying their respects at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California, where the singer was buried following his death last year.

Ever since, Some mourners started writing tributes such as "Miss you sweet angel" and "Keep the dream alive". Many of these were made using permanent ink, and officials are planning to beef up security at the location.

Sean Penn Has Received A Knighthood


Sean Penn has received a knighthood in recognition of his work to boost relief efforts in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in Haiti in January.

He was among 23 people, including former US president Bill Clinton and CNN reporter Anderson Cooper, knighted by Haitian President Rene Preval in Port-Au-Prince Monday.

They were presented with medals and certificates.

The "Milk" star has been a regular visitor to Haiti and a major part of the recovery effort, helping to set up relief camps for more than 1.5 million Haitians still homeless six months after the quake.

Lindsay Lohan Has Appeared Wearing A Nun`s Habit


Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan has appeared wearing a nun`s habit and licking a gun in a promotional poster of her new movie `Machete`.

The 24-year-old star was left out of the new trailer for Robert Rodriguez`s all-star movie when it debuted last week - after she was sentenced to serve 90 days behind bars for violating her probation on a 2007 DUI arrest, reports hollywood.

And Rodriguez refused to discuss Lohan during recent promotion for his new film "Predators".

The actress will be locked away when the film is released in September.

Movie Review: Tom Cruise's Knight And Day


One of the most awaited couples Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz make a comeback after years in Knight and Day. And what an awe-striking comeback it has been. The couple, that was last seen in ‘Vanilla Sky’, have once again left the audience yearning for more with their sizzling chemistry and mind-boggling action sequences in this director James Mangold’s rollercoaster.

For starters, the film is nothing short of an adventurous thrilling ride. Right from the first sequence to the climax, the movie is filled with oddball instances that keep you at the edge of your seat. As per the storyline, the movie has June (played by Cameron Diaz), who is callous and carefree.

The one thing she desperately wants to do right is attend her sister’s wedding and be on time for the dress rehearsals. But as fate would have it, June boards the wrong flight to Boston which also happens to have CIA operative Roy Miller (played by Tom Cruise) on board.

Here on begins their wild journey that takes them to some of the most romantic locales of the world. But romance isn’t all this one promises, there are endless car chase sequences, gun shots firings and cheesy acts. However, the two superstars pull off all the stunts with √©lan.

As for the chemistry, the two leave you craving for more. While Tom plays the perfect Knight, Diaz makes up for the damsel who is always attracting trouble and in constant need to be rescued - a job Tom thoroughly enjoys.

So while the plotline might offer nothing new, the screenplay is definitely worth a watch.
The film is a sure shot entertainer and has comic, romantic and death defying sequences in plenty. An over the top adrenalin rush guaranteed, this one is worth it’s weight.

Rating: 3 cheers for ‘Knight and Day’.

People Didn`T Expect Me In Comedies -Sylvester Stallone


Sylvester Stallone regrets making `Rocky V`, saying he only revived the boxing franchise because he was "greedy".

The actor shot to international fame playing small-time boxer Rocky Balboa in the Oscar-winning 1976 movie "Rocky", and he extended his success by writing and starring in a series of sequels, which have grossed more than $1 billion worldwide.

However, he regards the 1990`s flop sequel of the film as his worst Hollywood franchise.

"I`m greedy - what can I tell you? It was a mistake because the audience didn`t want to see the downside of the character. They wanted him to remain on top. I should have known that. I fell into a sense of self-parody," he said.

Contactmusic reports that the 64-year-old is also embarrassed by his forays into more light-hearted films.

"People didn`t expect me in comedies or musicals. I made some truly awful movies. `Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot` was the worst. If you ever want someone to confess to murder, just make him or her sit through that film. They will confess to anything after 15 minutes!" he added.

I Can Reinvent Myself Here-Dev Patel


After playing a kind-hearted boy in the Oscar winning movie `Slumdog Millionaire`, India-born actor Dev Patel wants to "reinvent" himself by doing negative roles.

The young actor was recently seen as Prince Zuko in M. Night Shyamalan`s `The Last Airbender`, which released in the US last week.

"I got offered a lot of things after `Slumdog Millionaire`, but this really stood out, because it was a villain. I wanted to go as far as possible in the other direction.

I think I can reinvent myself here," Patel was quoted as saying.

Patel first received fame in the British TV show "Skins".

The Expendables Axed In Order To Secure The Film`S UK Release


An extremely violent scene in Sylvester Stallone’s new blockbuster ‘The Expendables’ has been axed by the movie bosses in order to secure the film`s UK release.

Due to the gory scenes and use of strong language in the flick, executives at the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) gave movie an adults-only 18 certification, reports the Daily Star.

The producers, therefore, chose to remove a harrowing shot, which showed "a hero sadistically twisting a knife" into a man`s neck, to ensure that the film was granted a less severe 15-age rating, according to Bleedingcool.

However, US audiences can see that footage, as the film has been given an R-rating there.

Vice President Joe Biden Is Headed To Jay Leno`s Stage


Vice President Joe Biden is headed to Jay Leno`s stage.The Friday appearance will be Biden`s first stop on NBC`s ‘The Tonight Show’ since he took office in January 2009. He was a guest in 2007, and stopped in after he accepted the Democratic vice presidential nomination in 2008.

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and White House senior adviser David Axelrod also have made appearances on the late-night show.

Biden`s visit could signal that he doesn`t hold grudges.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Leno joked that Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was going off script and making embarrassing statements so often that "her Secret Service code name is now Joe Biden."

The Twilight Saga:Eclipse Finished Fourth Of July Weekend


‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ finished the long Fourth of July weekend with USD 83.6 million, raising its total since opening last Wednesday to USD 176.4 million.

"The Last Airbender" debuted a strong No. 2 with USD 51.8 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Tuesday by Hollywood are:

1. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," Summit, USD 83,637,242, 4,468 locations, USD 18,719 average, USD 176,382,220, one week.

2. "The Last Airbender," Paramount, USD 51,804,232, 3,169 locations, USD 16,347 average, USD 69,315,329, one week.

3. "Toy Story 3," Disney, USD 43,057,129, 4,028 locations, USD 10,689 average, USD 301,883,298, three weeks.

4. "Grown Ups," Sony, USD 26,052,792, 3,534 locations, USD 7,372 average, USD 84,634,307, two weeks.

5. "Knight and Day," Fox, USD 14,151,734, 3,104 locations, USD 4,559 average, USD 49,460,348, two weeks.

6. "The Karate Kid," Sony, USD 11,031,522, 3,109 locations, USD 3,548 average, USD 154,554,780, four weeks.

7. "The A-Team," Fox, USD 4,403,057, 2,153 locations, USD 2,045 average, USD 70,494,007, four weeks.

8. "Get Him to the Greek," Universal, USD 1,723,840, 884 locations, USD 1,950 average, USD 57,965,435, five weeks.

9. "Shrek Forever After," Paramount, USD 1,275,957, 957 locations, USD 1,333 average, USD 232,664,432, seven weeks.

10. "Cyrus," Fox Searchlight, USD 1,094,111, 77 locations, USD 14,209 average, USD 1,811,985, three weeks.

11. "Letters to Juliet," Summit, USD 972,374, 340 locations, USD 2,860 average, USD 51,094,679, eight weeks.

12. "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," Disney, USD 884,816, 600 locations, USD 1,475 average, USD 88,338,986, six weeks.

13. "Iron Man 2," Paramount, USD 875,834, 522 locations, USD 1,678 average, USD 308,530,297, nine weeks.

14. "I Am Love," Magnolia, USD 722,544, 80 locations, USD 9,032 average, USD 1,290,480, three weeks.

15. "Solitary Man," Anchor Bay Films, USD 658,628, 176 locations, USD 3,742 average, USD 2,917,807, seven weeks.

16. "Killers," Lionsgate, USD 628,261, 727 locations, USD 864 average, USD 45,323,590, five weeks.

17. "Winter`s Bone," Roadside Attractions, USD 598,699, 83 locations, USD 7,213 average, USD 1,880,590, four weeks.

18. "Sex and the City 2," Warner Bros., USD 528,330, 355 locations, USD 1,488 average, USD 94,223,099, six weeks.

19. "Marmaduke," Fox, USD 483,697, 475 locations, USD 1,018 average, USD 30,939,738, five weeks.

20. "How to Train Your Dragon," Paramount, USD 481,505, 303 locations, USD 1,589 average, USD 216,296,739, 15 weeks.

Angelina Jolie Flashed Her New Tattoos


Angelina Jolie has added two new swirl tattoos to an old Roman numeral tattoo on her left arm.

Jolie flashed her new tattoos at the premiere of `Salt` in Cancun, Mexico.

The 35-year-old actress had the Roman number 13 inked because she doesn`t believe in superstition, reports told.

She later added V MCMXL to the end of it to signify the date of Winston Churchill`s famous speech on May 13, 1940 in which he said: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."

Though swirl tattoos can have a variety of meanings, Jolie`s could be a Tibetan "heading" swirl, which acts to accentuate the importance of a character.

The fact that it sits over both halves of the Roman numeral tattoo could mean the actress simply wants to underscore its meaning.

Janet Jackson Combine Her New Passion For Writing


Singer Janet Jackson is thinking of embarking on a new career as a screenwriter.

Janet is working on her book "True You", which chronicles her struggle with her weight.

She is convinced she can combine her new passion for writing with her films, reports contactmusic.

"I`m really drawn to the action stuff and I love sci-fi. That really drives me crazy," she added.

Jennifer Lopez Admits Her Relationship With Ben Affleck


Pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez admits her relationship with actor Ben Affleck completely changed her, while her romance with rap superstar P Diddy was "ugly" and "sordid".

The 40-year-old star whose engagement to Affleck ended hours before they were supposed to wed in September 2003 was left heartbroken by their split and ended up "not quite the same person" she was before they started dating, reported.

"I don`t think I had ever been heartbroken in that way before - had so many hopes and dreams on something. This was the first time and it was tough. When you go through that kind of heartbreak in front of everybody you are not quite the same person you were before," Lopez says in her `Behind The Music` documentary for VH1.

Before Affleck, Lopez dated rapper P Diddy and the she describes the two-and-a-half year relationship Jennifer now describes as "ugly" and "sordid".

"He was like, `I love you`. Right away. It was very fast, but we did have a connection. We did fall in love and we were very close. But my relationship with him was always something I knew would end.

It started out as something very pure and innocent. But it did get ugly - it did get sordid," Lopez said. After dating the rapper, she had a brief marriage to backing dancer Cris Judd from September 2001 until they separated in June the next year, when she started dating
Affleck.

Despite her dramatic past relationships, Lopez is now settled with her long-term friend, singer Marc Anthony, who she briefly dated in the 90s and has two-year-old twins Max and Emme with.

They recorded a track together for Lopez`s film `Shall We Dance` in early 2004, and following a whirlwind romance, they wed on June 5 that year. "We make each other better. We reconnected like we had
never been apart. It was really the same chemistry and connection we had at the very beginning," Lopez said.

"I couldn`t be more in love. I say it every day - I`m the luckiest man on earth," Anthony said.

Independence Day Voted Americas Favourite Fourth Of July Movie


American actor Will Smith’s struggle to save the world from aliens in the 1996 hit ‘Independence Day’ has been voted America`s favourite Fourth of July movie moment in an online poll.

Smith played a fighter pilot who flew a fearless mission to plant a nuclear bomb on a hostile spaceship.

49 per cent of moviegoers voted the scene as their favourite, reports the Daily Express.

Sylvester Stallone’s battle with brawler Apollo Creed in the first ‘Rocky’ movie won the second place.

And it was followed by the prison camp Fourth of July party scene from 1963 Steve McQueen-starring classic ‘The Great Escape.’

Night Shyamalan Not Teamup With Bradley Cooper


Indian-American filmmaker M Night Shyamalan says the possibility of Bradley Cooper joining his upcoming supernatural thriller is dim because the Hollywood actor will be busy with the sequel to `Hangover`.

Shyamalan, known for his thrillers like `Sixth Sense` and `The Village`, is preparing for a new project after the release of his latest film `The Last Airbender`, which stars `Slumdog Millionaire` star Dev Patel, Ace Showbiz reported.

While it was previously said to see the collaboration of at least three A-list stars, Shyamalan claims it is likely that Cooper might not star in it as expected.

"`Hangover 2`, I don`t think Bradley can do it because of that," Shyamalan said.

The 35-year-old actor is attached to reprise his role in `The Hangover` sequel, which is likely to be shot as early as November this year.

On why he wants Cooper, Bruce Willis and Gwyneth Paltrow for the project, Shyamalan said, "Bradley is a Philly boy, we see each other a lot, and we`ve become friends, and obviously I`ve worked with Bruce a lot. But Gwyneth, she`s just a great actress, that`s why I`d be interested."

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Opened With $68.5 Million


`The Twilight Saga: Eclipse` is waning at the box office but still has gotten off to a blockbuster start with $161 million in its first five days, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The third chapter in Summit Entertainment`s vampire romance fell off sharply after debuting last Wednesday with $68.5 million. That was the second-best opening-day haul ever, behind its predecessor, last year`s "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," which opened with $72.7 million.

After that huge first day, "Eclipse" averaged about $23 million daily over the next four days. That includes an estimate for a slow Sunday as people turned their attention to Fourth of July activities.

"Weather has a lot to do with a Fourth of July opening. I`m not looking to make excuses, but between barbecues and fireworks, we have a lot of competition," said Richie Fay, head of distribution for Summit. "I do think people will come back to the movie."

Its total through Sunday came in well short of the $200 million mark set last year by "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," the record-holder for best five-day start for movies opening on Wednesday.

"Eclipse" easily held the No. 1 spot for the weekend, though its $69 million Friday-to-Sunday total was only a fraction more than what the movie took in just on opening day. "New Moon" took in $142.8 million in its first weekend last November, though the movie opened on Friday and the figure includes its record opening-day gross.

Summit estimates "Eclipse" will climb to around $181 million domestically by Monday. The movie also has added $100.2 million in 42 overseas markets.

"Eclipse" has found a wider fan base than "New Moon," with a bigger percentage of males turning out for the latest installment. Female fans accounted for 80 percent of the audience on "New Moon" but only 65 percent of crowds for "Eclipse," Summit reported.

The latest adaptation of Stephenie Meyer`s best-selling novels, "Eclipse" continues the love triangle involving a broody teen (Kristen Stewart), her vampire sweetheart (Robert Pattinson) and her werewolf pal (Taylor Lautner).

The weekend`s other new wide release, Paramount`s "The Last Airbender," opened well with $40.7 million to finish at No. 2 for the three-day weekend. The movie took in $53.2 million since debuting Thursday.

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense"), "The Last Airbender" is based on the cartoon series about a youth with mythical powers who can unite four warring nations.

"The Last Airbender" found a solid audience despite dreadful reviews from critics, who found the plot muddled and the dialogue stilted.

Disney`s animated smash "Toy Story 3," which had been No. 1 the previous two weekends, slipped to third-place with $30.2 million, raising its total to $289 million.

"Toy Story 3" is about to pass last year`s "Up" at $293 million to become No. 2 on the chart of Pixar Animation`s blockbusters. The Disney unit`s top-grossing film is "Finding Nemo" at $339.7 million.

Hollywood`s overall business rose, helping to shore up this summer`s sliding box office. Total revenues came in at about $193 million from Friday to Sunday, up 19 percent from the Fourth of July weekend last year, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com.

Revenues this season are running at $2.16 billion, down a fraction from summer 2009. Factoring in higher ticket prices, though, movie attendance this summer is down 6.7 percent, according to Hollywood.com.

Lindsay Lohan Was Attacked By A Waitress


Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan, who turned 24 Friday, claims she was attacked by a waitress while she was enjoying a night out at a restaurant.

Lohan claims she was attacked "for no reason", reports contactmusic.

"A waitress just hit me - punched me for no reason," Lohan posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

However, Lohan had no wild plans for her birthday owing to an alcohol-monitoring bracelet that she has to wear as part of her probation for driving under the influence of alcohol.

"I mean there`s not much you can do with a monitoring bracelet and no money," one of Lohan`s friends was quoted as saying.

She is due to appear in court Tuesday, where it shall be determined how well she is adhering to the court-imposed restrictions.

Dev Patel's The Last Airbender In Indian Screens


`Slumdog Millionaire` star Dev Patel is returning as a prince in Indian-American director M Night Shyamalan`s fantasy-adventure `The Last Airbender`, which hits Indian screens on July 9.

Based on the animated TV series `Avatar: The Last Airbender`, the film has been produced by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies. The film will be released in 3D and 2D format simultaneously, a statement from the producers said.

Patel, who rose to global stardom with his portrayal of underdog `Jamaal` in Danny Boyle`s multiple-Oscar-winning film, plays the character of Prince Zuko, a 16-year-old Fire Nation prince in the movie, which also stars Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Shaun Toub, Aasif Mandvi and Cliff Curtis.

The film is about four nations --Air, Water, Earth, Fire. They are tied together by destiny but things take a bad turn when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others.

A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang (Noah Ringer) discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara (Nicola Peltz), a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), to restore balance to their war-torn world.

James Cameron To Make A Documentary With Black Eyed Peas


Pop band Black Eyed Peas has teamed up with `Avatar` director James Cameron to make a documentary on the band.

"We have the biggest director (Cameron), because we are the biggest group on the planet, based around (the Peas`) tour activities.

We have toured across the globe from America and Europe, to the Middle East, South America, Asia and Africa," guardian quoted band member Will.i.am as saying.

However, it`s unclear whether they will be shooting the documentary in 3D or converting the film later. But if the Black Eyed Peas have truly roped in Cameron, they have perhaps the best 3D jockey in the business.

Maria Sharapova's Tennis Court Dresses Available For Public


Tennis ace Maria Sharapova has revealed that she helps in designing the outfits she wears on the tennis court and now those are available for the public.

"The things that I wear on court are actually available for people to buy. I`ve got a chance to help design the dresses and the two piece outfits and that`s been really fun, because it`s something that`s really creative.

I`ve been interested in it since I was pretty young," femalefirst quoted Sharapova as saying. 

The 23-year-old admits that creating outfits for other people was a challenge for her.

"When the dresses were just made for me, we could do things that were a little bit more extreme and work with different materials.

Now it`s for people to buy, it`s from a little bit of a different perspective because you`re making clothes for the public and not just yourself, which is a different process but it`s just as fun," she said.

Katy Perry`S California Gurls Spent No 1 On Billboard


Katy Perry`s "California Gurls" spent a fourth week at No 1 on Billboard`s Hot 100 singles chart Thursday, while Eminem`s "Love the Way You Lie" debuted at No 2.

The Eminem track, featuring Rihanna, comes from the rapper`s new album "Recovery," which bowed at No. 1 on the album chart Wednesday.

The album`s first single, the former chart-topper "Not Afraid," fell two to No. 11. Five other songs from "Recovery" debuted on the Hot 100: "No Love" (No. 23), "Won`t Back Down" (No. 62), "Cold Wind Blows" (No. 71), "Talkin` 2 Myself" (No. 88) and "25 to Life" (No. 92).

The next four songs on the Hot 100 each fell one spot: Usher`s "OMG," featuring will.i.am (No. 3), B.o.B`s "Airplanes," featuring Hayley Williams (No. 4), Travie McCoy`s "Billionaire," featuring Bruno Mars (No. 5) and Drake`s "Find Your Love" (No. 6).

Mike Posner`s introductory hit "Cooler Than Me" rose one to No. 7, while Ke$ha`s "Your Love Is My Drug" (No. 8) and Lady Gaga`s "Alejandro" (No. 9) each fell two. Jason Derulo notched a third top-10 from his self-titled debut album, as "Ridin` Solo" soared six places to No. 10.

Other new entries included Selena Gomez & the Scene`s "Round & Round" (No. 24), Maroon 5`s "Misery" at No. 44, Sara Bareilles "King of Anything" (No. 59), Miley Cyrus` "Stay" (No. 75) and Adam Lambert`s "If I Had You" (No. 94).

Lady Gaga To Beat Barack Obama On Facebook


Lady Gaga is close to winning the race on Facebook for maximum number of fans, leaving US President Barack Obama trailing behind.

While the US pop star had 9.76 million friends on Thursday, Obama was following with 9.41 million, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

Gaga, however, will be the first living person to hit the 10 million mark because a Michael Jackson remembrance page already has more than 14 million friends.

Lady Gaga`s Twitter account, @ladygaga, has also attracted more followers than Obama``s @barackobama account, hers being 4.72 million and the Presidents, 4.42 million.

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