Lindsay Lohan Signed A 2.1 Million Deal With James Franco

Troubled star Lindsay Lohan has reportedly signed a 2.1 million pounds deal to front an explicit photographic book alongside former love interest, actor James Franco.

Photographer Terry Richardson has roped in the 24-year-old actress to appear in the publication, which will feature "full frontal nudity" and "graphic" shots, reported a website.

"Lindsay is struggling to get another break in Hollywood. There`s a stigma attached to working with her and she is determined to change this - starting with the photographic book.

"Terry Richardson has persuaded Lindsay and James to get involved. He has assured them it will be provocative but tasteful. There will be a lot of nakedness - some of it graphic and suggestive - but it will be a real statement book.

"Obviously there will be comparisons to Madonna`s 1992 `Sex` book. But James and Lindsay believe theirs will be classier," said a source.

Lohan, who completed a court-ordered rehab stint last month and is currently awaiting trial over the alleged theft of a USD 2,500 necklace, will also be giving an exclusive tell-all TV interview to talk show host David Letterman in April in the hope of rebuilding her damaged reputation.

"Lindsay wants people to see the real her, not this drunken, out of control caricature she has become," The source added.

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Anne Hathaway Eight Costume Changes Failed To Impress Critics

Anne Hathaway put up a stunning display of couture gowns while hosting the glitzy 83rd Academy Award ceremony with James Franco, but the eight costume changes failed to impress critics, who have panned the show as "boring" and "painful".

The actress sang and danced through the ceremony, which also saw Franco dress in drag as Marilyn Monroe, but the efforts fell flat with the duo receiving scathing reviews.

The New York Times said that "the prolonged effort to pander to younger viewers was downright painful" at times, while the Boston Herald remarked sourly that "references to the Internet, apps and Facebook do not make a show trendy, or alas, entertaining."

But Hathaway’s fashion choices were impressive. She walked the red carpet in a Valentino and even had the designer himself on hand in case of a red carpet emergency.

She then slipped into a silver-tasselled Oscar de la Renta, a sapphire satin Giorgio Armani, a Vivienne Westwood corseted ball gown and a burgundy silk gown by Atelier Versace, during the night.

She wore a custom made Lanvin tuxedo for the cross dressing spoof and Hathaway opened and close the ceremony with intricately beaded dresses, including a cream-coloured strapless Givenchy Haute Couture gown and a slinky Tom Ford smoky grey laced and crystal adorned gown.

The display seems to have impressed Entertainment Weekly, which said that Hathaway, 28, and Franco, 32, were "marvelous Oscar hosts" calling them "funny, poised, relaxed, and smart."

Producers of the Oscar telecast had been hoping that the duo might lure younger viewers who have increasingly tuned out the Oscars in recent years.

"Anne, I must say, you look so beautiful and so hip," Franco deadpanned as the show opened.

"Oh, thank you, James," said Hathaway adding, "You look very appealing to a younger demographic as well."

Hathaway is the youngest person to host the show, which was broadcast live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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Nelly Furtado To Donate $1 Million To Charity

Canadian pop singer Nelly Furtado says she was paid $1 million to perform for members of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s "clan" in 2007, but she now intends to donate the money to charity.

While other stars who reportedly performed for Gadhafi’s family have kept mum, Furtado volunteered the information about her performance on Twitter.

"In 2007, I received 1million$ from the (Gadhafi) clan to perform a 45 min. Show for guests at a hotel in Italy," she wrote on Monday. "I am going to donate the $."

Beyonce and Usher reportedly performed at a New Year’s Eve party for Gadhafi’s son Muatassim on the Caribbean island of St. Barts, while R&B singer Mariah Carey was hired to sing at a previous New Year’s bash.

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Shane Warne And Liz Hurley Conversation Twitter

Shane Warne and Liz Hurley seem to have resumed their twittersphere flirting, using Ping Pong the parrot.

In yet another bizarre, public, three-way conversation between Hurley, Warne and Ping Pong, the parrot reveals it is keen to meet Warne, who describes himself as the bird``s "master and daddy", reports a news daily.

"I may agree to meet you one day. Please come bearing gifts. I like sunflower seeds, non-salted please,” the bird tweeted.

Hurley, who is using her own Twitter account this time, revealed Ping Pong could now imitate her laugh.

"Ping Pong surely can’t imitate the snorts as well that go with your laugh?" Warne replied.

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List Of The 83rd Annual Academy Award Winners

List of the 83rd Annual Academy Award winners:

1. Best Picture: "The King`s Speech."

2. Actor: Colin Firth, "The King`s Speech."

3. Actress: Natalie Portman, "Black Swan."

4. Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, "The Fighter."

5. Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, "The Fighter."

6. Directing: Tom Hooper, "The King`s Speech."

7. Foreign Language Film: "In a Better World," Denmark.

8. Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network."

9. Original Screenplay: David Seidler, "The King`s Speech."

10. Animated Feature Film: "Toy Story 3."

11. Art Direction: "Alice in Wonderland."

12. Cinematography: "Inception."

13. Sound Mixing: "Inception."

14. Sound Editing: "Inception."

15. Original Score: "The Social Network," Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

16. Original Song: "We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3," Randy Newman.

17. Costume Design: "Alice in Wonderland."

18. Documentary Feature: "Inside Job."

19. Documentary (short subject): "Strangers No More."

20. Film Editing: "The Social Network."

21. Makeup: "The Wolfman."

22. Animated Short Film: "The Lost Thing."

23. Live Action Short Film: "God of Love."

24. Visual Effects: "Inception."

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Colin Firth And Natalie Portman Won Best-Actor At Oscars

Colin Firth is official Hollywood royalty: He has won the best-actor Academy Award as stammering monarch George VI in ’The King’s Speech,’ while Natalie Portman is the best-actress winner as a delusional ballerina in ’Black Swan’.

’The King’s Speech,’ which led with 12 nominations, also won two other Oscars on Sunday, best director for Tom Hooper and original screenplay for David Seidler, a boyhood stutterer who was inspired by the British ruler’s struggle to overcome his own stammer.

Christian Bale and Melissa Leo earned supporting-acting honors Sunday for the boxing tale ’The Fighter’.Portman won over a field that included Annette Bening, who has lost on all four of her Oscar nominations.

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Kate Moss Romantic Night-Out Ended On A Violent Note

Supermodel Kate Moss` romantic night-out with fiancé Jamie Hince ended on a violent note after the rocker ended up in a fight with the paparazzi.

The 37-year-old and the `Kills` frontman were heading out from a Soho nightclub when they faced a barrage of photographers.

The model was quickly rushed into the waiting car by club security and as photographers tried to click Moss from the back of the vehicle, her fiancé jumped in to fend them off and ended up in a tussle before hitting the ground, reported Daily Mail online.

Security officers and police intervened to break up the brawl and Hince was let off to go home with his fiancé.

A dishevelled Hince picked himself up and brushed himself off before jumping into the back of the car.

The supermodel will marry Hince, 40, on July 2 at a still-to-be-revealed venue. The chief bridesmaid will be eight-year-old Lila Grace, her daughter from a relationship with magazine publisher Jefferson Hack.

The couple have been together for three-and-a-half years, but became engaged only this month.

Hince had proposed to her with a vintage ring and they had then moved into their new home, a USD 12 million home in North London.

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Justin Bieber's Waxwork At Madame Tussauds In London

Teen superstar Justin Bieber is to be immortalised with a waxwork at Madame Tussauds in London.

The new figure, which is costing 150,000 pounds to make, will be unveiled next month, reports the BBC.

The waxwork will have taken four months to complete by the time it’s launched.

The 16-year-old was in the UK for the premiere of his documentary music film ‘Never Say Never’ last week and picked up the international breakthrough act at the Brit awards.

Waxworks of Bieber will also be unveiled at the same time at Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam and New York.

"Justin Bieber is truly a worldwide sensation,” Liz Edwards, PR manager at the attraction, said.

"We have been absolutely inundated with requests from young fans from around the world to see him at Madame Tussauds.

"We’re sure his fans will be just as delighted as we are that Justin will be joining the A-list here in March," she said.

Justin Bieber will be seen in the interactive music zone alongside stars like Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse and Justin Timberlake.

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Liam Neeson's Unknown’ Topping North America`S Box Office

Liam Neeson gave British heartthrob Alex Pettyfer a run for his money, with the veteran actor`s thriller ‘Unknown’ topping North America`s Box Office holiday weekend, figures showed Tuesday.

‘Unknown’ earned USD 21.9 million for the weekend leading up to the Presidents Day holiday on Monday -- or USD 25.5 million including the extra weekend day -- following in the footsteps of Neeson`s last action hit, 2009`s ‘Taken.’

Leeson stars as a botanist who awakens after a car crash in Berlin to find his wife claiming she does not known him and that another man has taken his identity.

Sci-fi action flick ‘I Am Number Four,’ came second with Alex Pettyfer as a teenaged alien refugee hiding on Earth from evil invaders who killed his family. Critics had expected it to come in first, but the film netted just USD 19.5 million -- USD 22.8 million including Monday -- despite the anticipation.

The animated ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ held on to third place, with USD 19.2 million, or USD 25.4 million over four days. The family-friendly Shakespeare retelling features the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt, and Elton John`s music.

In the fourth spot was last week`s winner, ‘Just Go With It’ starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. The romantic comedy cashed USD 18.5 million, or USD 21.6 million with the extra day.

The weekend`s other major new release -- Martin Lawrence`s ‘Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son’ comedy -- came in fifth with USD 16.3 million, USD 18.7 million including Monday.

In sixth was Justin Bieber`s ‘Never Say Never,’ with USD 13.3 million, or USD 16.4 million. The concert documentary tells the story of the boy`s rise from a small town in Canada to superstardom -- and he doesn`t turn 17 until next month.

Still basking in its awards glory ahead of the Academy Awards next week, critically acclaimed ‘The King`s Speech’ took USD 6.5 million in the seventh spot, or USD 8.1 million with Monday, bringing its 13-week total to USD 104.8 million.

The British historical drama has been nominated for 12 Oscars and already scooped up wins at other award ceremonies in the United States and Europe.

Dropping into eighth place was widely panned horror flick ‘The Roommate’ with USD 3.9 million ahead of gladiator pic ‘The Eagle’ starring Channing Tatum and earning USD 3.6 million. The movies` takings including Monday were USD 4.5 and 4.3 million.

Rounding out the top 10 was ‘No Strings Attached,’ a romantic romp starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. The Ivan Reitman film about casual sex between friends took in USD 3.1 million, USD 3.6 million including Presidents Day.

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Clint Eastwood To Make FBI Founder Life Based Movie

Clint Eastwood is making a movie about the life of America’’s legendary crime fighter, J Edgar Hoover.

The actor-turned-director is expected to focus on some of the sleazy secrets of the controversial founder of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, reports the Daily Express.

The Oscar-tipped blockbuster, J. Edgar, is the most eagerly awaited biopic for years, according to critics.

Leonardo DiCaprio is to play Hoover and Dame Judi Dench his domineering mother, Anna Marie.

Behind his facade as a tough anti-communist and upholder of the American Dream, Hoover has long been suspected of being a closet homosexual and cross-dresser.

Eastwood recently hinted that he was well aware of Hoover’’s double life - and believes he is the perfect filmmaker to bring one of America’’s greatest figures to life on the screen.

"He (Hoover) was a very complex person. The homosexual aspect is just one of many. I would say that’’s the least of his problems. But he was also very clever about keeping himself in a certain position in life, so it is an interesting study," he said.

"He is a fascinating character, and I think I am the right person to do it, not because I knew him or anything, but I did grow up with him. He was an iconic figure," he added.

Filmgoers will have to wait until 20112 to see how 80-year-old director portrays Hoover. The film is currently being shot in the historic quarter of Los Angeles.

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Lindsay Lohan Will Not Be A Part Of 'The X Factor'

Lindsay Lohan will not be a part of ’The X Factor’. Rumors had been running wild that the troubled star would be a judge on the highly anticipated talent show, since her notoriety would be good for ratings.

But it seems the rumors are not true. "No, Lohan will not be part of the show", Radaronline.com quoted spokeswoman Ann-Marie Thomson as saying on Saturday.

Apparently Simon Cowell, who created ’The X Factor’ and will be the centerpiece of the judging panel, decided against the possibility of her joining the panel.

In fact, although Lohan has starred in five mug shots, she wasn’’t even talked to about the job.

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Liz Hurley Staying At Shane's Mansion In Melbourne

Liz Hurley and Shane Warne are fighting off rumours that the spin king was two-timing Hurley with a hot star.

Interestingly, only hours before, sex show queen Chloe Conrad had spoken of her seedy night with the Aussie cricket legend.

London-based Aussie blue movie star Chloe, 26, claimed she had such a frantic love-making session with Shane, 41, she was left with a carpet burn on her back that she dubbed her "Warnie Stamp," reports the Daily Star.

She said that she romped with him in the same suite at London’s Bentley hotel where he later romanced Liz, 45, after they had met last summer.

Chloe revealed she met Warne through a mutual friend in September last year and later invited him over to party with her one night in London.

"We had sex two or three times on the dining table and floor. We never got to the bedroom. If Liz thinks he has changed, she’s sorely mistaken," she said.

But Liz, who is staying at Shane’s mansion in Melbourne, refused to be dragged into the controversy.

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Photographers Caught Pamela Anderson Off Guard

Looks like photographers caught Pamela Anderson off guard when she was leaving a houseparty in Beverly Hills last night.

Her black dress turned transparent in the flashlights, revealing that she wasn’’t wearing a bra, reports the Daily Mail.

The unforgiving camera flashes surprisingly got the better of Pamela, who has been under the spotlight for more than 20 years.

The 43-year-old ’Baywatch’ star realised her mistake only after happily posing for a couple of pictures.

Wide-eyed she then held an arm across her chest as she walked to her car.

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Valentine`s Day Parties Is Fading Away In India

He is geared to play "Tere mast mast do nain", "Tujhe bhula diya" and other such romantic numbers in the run up to Feb 14, but Suketu, one of India`s most popular DJs, says the spirit of Valentine`s Day parties is fading away.

"When I started Djing, Valentine`s fever was big. In fact, I feel it was bigger than what it is now. I think over the years it has died down slightly," Mumbai-based Suketu told IANS in an e-mail interview.

Suketu, who released his first album "440 Volts" in 2002, says it`s no longer a necessity to play music at a Valentine`s Day party if you are a known DJ, unlike before.

"It`s not important to have a Valentine`s Day party. If you are spinning at one, it`s great, but if not, it is no big deal and is understandable and very much acceptable, unlike on Christmas eve and New Year`s eve," he added.

In fact, he is not going to spin at all on Feb 14."I am not playing anywhere on Valentine`s Day itself, as it is on a Monday this year and people don`t really want to get out and party. They prefer a dinner with their valentine."

Nevertheless, he is already booked to play at two pre-Valentine`s Day parties - in Mumbai Feb 12, and a day later in Hyderabad.What are the songs he plans to play?

"For 2011 Valentine`s Day, my favourite songs are `Tere mast mast do nain` from `Dabangg`, `Tujhe bhula diya` from `Anjaana Anjaani` and `Tonight I`m loving you` by Enrique Iglesias," he said.

Popular for remix hits like "Pyaar zindagi hai", "Bin tere sanam", "Woh lamhe" and "Aadat", Suketu has also worked on a special remix for this Valentine`s Day.

"I have worked on a special remix for Valentine`s Day. I have re-remixed `Bin Tere Sanam`. It`s been one of my biggest hits and I think it is one of the best love songs ever. So I have re-worked the whole track and am going to be playing it at both my gigs in Mumbai and Hyderabad," he said.

In the music industry for over a decade, Suketu says the only kind of music that gets Indians grooving is Bollywood. He has also observed that the love for slow songs on Valentine`s Day parties has been replaced by fast, remix numbers.

"I guess the biggest change that I have noticed in people is the hugely undeniable entry of Bollywood music in all parties. No matter where and who the crowd is, Bollywood gets things grooving.

"Also what I`ve noticed is earlier the crowd used to like a session of slow dancing when it came to Valentine`s parties; now they love only remixed versions.

Suketu likes to keep his own Valentine`s Day a quiet affair with his wife.

"Now that I am not doing a gig on Valentine`s Day, it`s definitely a romantic dinner with my wife, preferably at home as I`ve been travelling a lot. We will be cooking together as both of us are foodies and very good cooks. Then we will relax over a bottle of wine," he said.

Suketu is also looking forward to some good work in 2011, as he will be remixing the music for "Race 2" among other films. He will also launch his new album soon.

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Prosecutors To Charge Lindsay Lohan For Necklace Theft

Prosecutors said Tuesday they plan to charge Lindsay Lohan with felony grand theft of a $2,500 necklace reported stolen from a jewelry store last month — the most serious count the actress has faced in more than three years of trouble with the law.

District Attorney`s spokeswoman Jane Robison said the charge will be filed Wednesday. Lohan, 24, is due in court for an arraignment on Wednesday afternoon.

Los Angeles police said Feb. 2 that Lohan was under investigation for taking a necklace from a Venice store later identified as Kamofie and Co. Detectives obtained a search warrant to try to retrieve the item from Lohan`s home, but it was turned in to a police station before any search was made.

Police said they had no update on the case Tuesday and did not say whether the actress had made arrangements to turn herself in at court or at a police station.

Robison said bail would be decided by a judge.

A phone message to Lohan`s attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, was not immediately returned. Holley has previously denied any wrongdoing by Lohan.

"We vehemently deny these allegations and, if charges are filed, we will fight them in court, not in the press," Holley said in a statement released Saturday.

Arrested twice in 2007, Lohan was charged with drunken driving and drug possession, but both were misdemeanors.The "Mean Girls" star has been jailed three times in that case, but has been granted a quick release due to jail overcrowding and a requirement that bail be set on misdemeanor cases.

Lohan remains on probation for drunken driving, and a judge has threatened to throw her in jail if she runs into trouble again.

Prosecutors in Riverside County have been considering whether to press charges against Lohan for a December altercation with a worker from the Betty Ford Center, where she was being treated.

The treatment, her fifth rehab session, came after she admitted failing a drug test shortly after being granted early release from another treatment program.

Lohan`s court struggles and treatment have taken a serious toll on the former Disney star`s career. Her role as porn star Linda Lovelace in a biopic was recast last year while Lohan was at Betty Ford and no replacement projects have been announced.

She had been due in court on Feb. 25 for a probation status hearing and a judge had said he would be willing to loosen the terms of her probation if she remained out of trouble.

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Paris Hilton Has Started Body Building

Socialite Paris Hilton has reportedly started body building and is sticking to a high-calorie diet after her boyfriend Cy Waits encouraged her to do more exercises.The 29-year-old socialite, who showed off a larger, more muscular figure when she walked down the ramp at a Brazilian fashion show last week, is said to have been inspired by her fitness fanatic boyfriend Cy Waits and is apparently now on a 3,500 calories a day diet to keep her energy levels up for her intense workouts, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"Paris has always preferred to stick to dieting all the time to maintain her figure. But since she`s been dating Cy, she`s got the bug. It`s a massive turnaround and now she`s working out so much that she`s often been seen on the treadmill drinking a milkshake," said a source.

Hilton`s new daily exercise routine includes weightlifting, bench presses and running on the beach with Cy, 35.Hilton is delighted with the changes in her body and is planning to keep up her new regime.

The source added: "She wants to change her image and get properly healthy. At first she was unsure and it took some getting used to, but now Paris loves her new body. And Cy loves it too - he`s always talking about how hot and gorgeous she is."

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Sylvester Stallone Will Play A New Orleans Hitman

Sylvester Stallone will play a New Orleans hitman, who teams up with a cop in action film `Headshot`.The action star, who was last seen in `The Expendables`, plays a hitman who unites with a NYPD detective in a high-stakes investigation that leads from the dingy back alleys of New Orleans all the way to the power corridors of Washington DC.

IM Global and Alexandra Milchan`s EMJAG Prods are developing the project, which will be directed by Wayne Kramer from a script by Alessandro Camon. Kramer begins shooting in
May in Louisiana and New York, the Hollywood Reporter said.

IM Global CEO Stuart Ford is executive producing the project."Headshot is exactly the type of fast-paced, universally themed project that suits our business model. Sylvester Stallone is an international icon and we`re really excited to be in business with him," Ford said.

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Angelina Jolie To Adopt A Four-Year-Old Orphaned Girl

Actress Angelina Jolie is reportedly set to adopt a four-year-old orphaned girl from Caribbean nation Haiti.Jolie who already has three adopted children, and naturally conceived Shiloh, four, and two-year-old twins, first met the child in February 2010, a month after the natural disaster.

"Angelina`s lawyers are in the process of getting an authorisation so Leah can spend some time with her in America. That`s standard procedure, basically they need to make sure Leah will adapt well," contactmusic.com quoted a source as saying.

"A lot of observers from groups such as the Red Cross are ensuring that Angelina is treated like anybody else and not fast tracked, which would be viewed insidiously," the source added.

According to the report, there are worries that the adoption authorities may not be able to cope with the massive interest in Angelina`s plans, but the 35-year-old screen star determined to get through the "final steps" to adopt Leah.

"There is also a concern about the Haitian authorities not being able to deal with such international pressure. But for now, Angelina is almost reaching the final steps of the gruelling adoption process," the source added.

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Kristen Stewart To Play A Transgender In New Movie

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Actress Kristen Stewart has reportedly teamed up with her mother Jules Mann to play a transgender in the movie ‘K-11’.

Hollywoodlife.com reports that Jules Mann is writing the script. The movie is about one of Hollywood`s music magnates ending up in the ‘K-11’ unit of Los Angeles` male prison. ‘K-11’ is sanctioned for gay men and transgendered who wouldn`t be able to survive in normal lock-up.

He is inducted into this strange family unit that`s full of love, but tainted with rape, drug trafficking and abuse. Kristen Stewart is rumoured to play Birdy (originally Butterfly), a 19-year-old sweet, red-headed girl (naturally a boy) who befriends the new member and takes care of him.

She is raped by a convicted child molester named Detroit who likes Birdy because she is little and young. In retaliation, she murders him. In the end, the ‘K11’ unit works together to overthrow the guard who sexually and verbally abuses them.

George Clooney Banned Brad And Angelina From His House

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George Clooney has reportedly banned Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie`s family from his house after their six kids created a chaos.

Clooney was allegedly furious when the kids trashed the house, moved furniture and tampered with his clothes while their parents said nothing, reports dailystar.co.uk.If sources are to be believed Clooney has always had a rocky relationship with Jolie.

"She has always considered George to be a hard-drinking, skirt-chasing bad influence on Brad," dailystar.co.uk quoted a friend as saying.

"She hates the whole `boy`s club` mentality. When Brad was working on `Ocean`s Thirteen` in Las Vegas, she was afraid George would lead him astray. George can semi-tolerate Angelina because of her human rights work but never really liked her," the friend added.

Miley Cyrus Dating British Actor Joshua Bowman

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Miley Cyrus is reportedly dating British actor Joshua Bowman after meeting him on the set of her new movie ‘So Undercover’.

"They were inseparable at the movie`s wrap up party but Miley`s back in Los Angeles at the moment and Joshua`s in Louisiana, so they`re going to see how it goes," femalefirst.co.uk quoted a source as saying.

Last year, Joshua hit the headlines after he was spotted with Amy Winehouse on the beach in St. Lucia, while Miley split from ex-boyfriend Liam Hemsworth in November.

Queen Elizabeth Loves Colin Firths The King`s Speech

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British monarch Queen Elizabeth II was ‘amused’ by Colin Firth`s turn as her father George VI in ‘The King`s Speech’.

The Queen enjoyed a private viewing of the Oscar-nominated movie, which features child actress Freya Wilson as the young monarch herself and the 84-year-old was said to have found the film "moving" in its portrayal of her dad`s battle with a stammer, reports thesun.co.uk.

"The Queen loves a good film. `The King`s Speech` is close to the bone as it is a portrayal of her family in the 1930s. But she found it moving and enjoyable. She was clearly amused by some of the lighter moments," said a source.

Lindsay Lohan Stole A $2,500 Necklace From A Jewelry Store

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Prosecutors on Wednesday were considering whether to file charges against Lindsay Lohan following a police probe into whether the troubled actress stole a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store.

If charges are filed, it would mean Lohan violated her current probation in a separate drunken driving case, and she could face a possible jail sentence of six months.

Police have submitted the case to Los Angeles prosecutors for possible criminal charges, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles District Attorney`s Office.

The necklace was taken on January 22 from a boutique in the beachside Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.

Surveillance video from the jewelry store shows Lohan wearing the necklace, according to media reports.

On Tuesday detectives obtained a search warrant for Lohan`s Venice home, but before detectives arrived the necklace was returned to a police station.

An attorney for Lohan did not return calls for comment.

Lohan recently completed a stay at the Betty Ford Center, in her fifth stint in rehab in three years, as a result of failing a drug test while on probation for a 2007 drunken driving and drug conviction.

Lohan in December had a skirmish with a Betty Ford worker that resulted in a police investigation, but prosecutors have not filed charges in the case.

The 24 year-old former child star of movies such as "The Parent Trap" has seen her personal life go off-track since 2007 when was arrested twice for driving and drug offenses. That year she was sentenced to one day in jail and placed on probation. In 2010, she twice spent time behind bars for violating probation.

Her career has fallen on hard times, too. Most recently, she lost a starring role in an upcoming movie about 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace due to her personal problems.

Britney Spears Body Double In Hold It Against Me

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Britney Spears`s much awaited video to her hit single `Hold It Against Me` reportedly stars a body double as the singer was unable to learn the complicated dance routines.

Spears` new track has proved a hit around the world, and sold a record number of downloads for a female artist when it debuted on America`s Billboard Hot 100 last month.

The 29-year-old singer teamed up with Jonas Akerlund, the man behind Lady Gaga`s `Telephone`, to create a fitting video, but reports claimed the Swedish director was disappointed by Spears` lack of practise and brought in a dancer to take over the star`s steps, reported Sun online.

But a representative of the `Toxic` hitmaker has quickly denounced the claims, insisting the singer worked hard for weeks before the shoot to perfect her moves.

"The accusations could not be further from the truth. Britney worked extremely hard on this video and rehearsed for six weeks prior to shooting. Fans will immediately see how inaccurate these claims are once they see the video," said her spokesperson.

And Akerlund has backed up the denial, revealing he has never seen a star work harder than Spears.

"Britney`s been great throughout the entire process. At the end of the shoot I got the warmest hug I ever got from an artist, and I look forward to hugging her again very soon! I`ve been around long enough to know when an artist gives it their all, and to me it doesn`t get better than this," said the choreographer.

Kristen Stewart In The New Superman Movie

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Kristen Stewart is being considered to play enthusiastic journalist Lois Lane in the new Superman movie "Superman: Man of Steel".

Stewart is among a number of stars, including Dianna Agron and Jessica Biel, to be in line to play the reporter in the forthcoming movie directed by Zack Snyder, reports contactmusic.com.

Earlier, it was revealed that British actor Henry Cavill has replaced Brandon Routh as the new Superman.

James Cameron The Top Hollywood Movie Earner Of 2010

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Director James Cameron cashed in on the worldwide box office success of "Avatar" to become the top Hollywood movie earner of 2010, easily outdistancing actor Johnny Depp in second place.

Cameron earned an estimated $257 million last year for writing, producing and directing his 3-D hit "Avatar," based on its worldwide 2010 box-office gross of $1.95 billion, as well as his share of DVD and pay-television sales, according to a Vanity Fair survey released on Wednesday of the top 40 Hollywood earners in 2010.

The 56-year-old director easily beat actor Johnny Depp, who scored the No. 2 spot earning $100 million after collecting paychecks from several 2010 films including "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Tourist," as well as up front payments for the next "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," which is due for release in May.

The Vanity Fair list only included creative professionals -- producers, writers, actors, etc. -- and the money they earn from film. It did not include earnings from non-movie related projects, such advertisements or television show earnings.

Steven Spielberg earned $80 million for Universal theme-park royalties, as well as consulting fees and for directing and producing the upcoming "War Horse," edging out "Inception" director Christopher Nolan who brought in $71.5 million.

"Inception" star Leonardo DiCaprio earned $62 million to take the No. 5 spot.

In sixth place was "Alice in Wonderland" director Tim Burton, who earned $53 million, $3 million more than actor Adam Sandler, who brought in most of his revenue in the past year for up-front fees for producing and starring in future movies "Jack and Jill" and "Just Go With It."

"The Hangover" writer and director Todd Phillips landed at No. 8. "Twilight"`s 18-year-old actor Taylor Lautner who earned $33 million from the film franchise, and "Iron Man 2" star Robert Downey Jr. who brought in $31.5 million, rounded out the top 10.Lautner`s young "Twilight" co-stars Kristen Stewart, 20, and Robert Pattinson, 24, landed at No. 13 and No. 15 respectively, making them the youngest members of the list, Vanity Fair said.

And in an encouraging sign for would-be filmmakers, "Paranomal Activity" producer Jason Blum and writer and director Oren Peli together came in at No. 16, pulling in $26.5 million from the horror film`s DVD and pay-TV revenue as well as box office from the 2010 sequel.

Vanity Fair concluded that while nine-figure windfalls such as that of Cameron or Depp are rare, "Hollywood`s post-financial crash aversion to $20 million paydays and gross-percentage box office deals seems to be easing."

As evidence, the article`s author, Peter Newcomb, pointed to "mid-range star" Vince Vaughn`s $17.5 million fee for "The Dilemma," and to large bonuses handed out for box office hits.

Natalie Portmans Black Swan In India On Feb 25

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Indian aficionados of ballet dancing will be in for a treat as Natalie Portman starrer Oscar-nominated drama `Black Swan` will hit the screens here Feb 25.

Directed by Darren Aronofsky, the psychological thriller, also starring Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder and Mila Kunis, has bagged five Oscar nominations for best picture, best actress for Portman, best director for Aronofsky, best cinematography for Matthew Libatique, and best film editing for Andrew Weisblum.

The outing also has to its credit a Golden Globe gong for best actress for Portman who also received standing ovations at numerous international film festivals.

"Black Swan" revolves around Nina (Portman), a ballerina with a prestigious New York City ballet company whose life is completely consumed with dance. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, "Swan Lake", Nina is his first choice.

But Nina has competition - a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well, as "Swan Lake" requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality.

Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

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