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8 Classic Covers of 'All I Want for Christmas' to Add to Your Holiday Playlist

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8 Classic Covers of 'All I Want for Christmas' to Add to Your Holiday Playlist
Despite the fact that "All I Want for Christmas" was recently dethroned from its spot atop the "Most-Played Christmas Songs in Retail Stores" list, replaced by The Shins' version of "Wonderful Christmastime," there's no denying that Mariah Carey's tune is the most enduring addition to the Christmas canon from the past quarter-century - at least. So here are eight different covers of it. Which version best captures the sense of whimsical longing reflected in the original? Only one way to tell: Listen to all of them, preferably in one marathon sprint, and then do it again. Eight songs enter,
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Mumba Her? Pop Star Samantha Mumba Shows Off Her Insane Bikini Body

Mumba Her? Pop Star Samantha Mumba Shows Off Her Insane Bikini Body
You may remember Samantha Mumba as Ireland's answer to Britney Spears, a stunning singer who bared her midriff in music videos for catchy songs like "Baby Come on Over" in the memorable 2000s. Nowadays, Samantha is giving her younger self a run for her money. On Friday, the songstress showed off her killer bikini body during a family beach day in Malibu, CA. She splashed in the water, wandered in the sand with a smile, shared a sweet makeout session with her husband, Torray Scales, and doted on their daughter, Sage. Given the sight of her incredible abs, you might be surprised to find out that it's been about three months since Samantha gave birth to Sage, her first child, in March. Read on to see Samantha have the time of her life, and then check out the ultimate celebrity bikini gallery and endless Summer Pda.
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25 mainly forgotten Us number 1 movies from the 2000s

Kevin Spacey, Steven Seagal and, erm, Kangaroo Jack: they all nabbed the box office top spot last decade...

By the end of the 2000s, getting number one at the American box office was a valuable marketing commodity. As such, studios pumped more and more money into making sure they at least had a great opening weekend for their product.

The consequence of this was that it was harder and harder for smaller and quirkier films to take a brief spot in the sun. Certainly towards the second half of the decade, it seems that the number one movie each week was pre-ordinained in a marketing meeting somewhere.

Still, there were some films that have since fallen out of public view that clawed their way to number one. How many of these do you remember?

Eye Of The Beholder

January 2000, one week

Based on Marc Behm's book of the same name,
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Horror's Final Girls: What happened to the stars of Halloween, Scream?

Horror's Final Girls: What happened to the stars of Halloween, Scream?
After a bombardment of terrible sequels and remakes, the horror movie genre is undergoing something of a renaissance of late with the excellent Babadook and this week's It Follows leading the charge.

Both films are driven by strong performances from up-and-coming female stars (Essie Davis and Maika Monroe), which brings to mind a classic horror movie trope: the Final Girl. Most prevalent in slasher films, the Final Girl is the last character standing who confronts a killer/ghost/demon and lives to tell the tale.

Digital Spy looks back at 7 of our favourite horror movie Final Girls, why they're iconic and what they're up to now...

1. Neve Campbell - Sidney Prescott in Scream

Many horror fans thought Drew Barrymore would end up being Scream's Final Girl when they first watched Wes Craven's 1996 horror, but the director offed her in the opening moments leaving Neve Campbell's Sidney Prescott to face down Ghostface.
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Pregnant Samantha Mumba Involved in Scary Car Accident One Week Before Due Date

Pregnant Samantha Mumba Involved in Scary Car Accident One Week Before Due Date
Samantha Mumba is recovering after being involved in a terrifying car accident while 37-weeks pregnant. The Irish singer, who currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Torray Scales, posted a message on Instagram earlier that showed her on resting on a stretcher at the scene of the scary incident. "So yesterday was a bad day," the 32-year-old began by saying. "3 car crash that we got the brunt of. My poor car written off a week before the baby is due." The "Gotta Tell You" singer also shared that while the accident was traumatic, both she and her unborn daughter managed to escape unscathed. "Clearly God was protecting us…Just so grateful that our little...
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Brandon Routh, George Lazenby and the one-hit movie wonders

Brandon Routh, George Lazenby and the one-hit movie wonders
"In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes," it's claimed Andy Warhol once said. Some stars shine much brighter than others, though, and in the case of Hollywood we often see actors hit big early before disappearing without trace.

Brandon Routh, who delivered a sensitive and assured turn as the Man of Steel in 2006's Superman Returns, is one such example. Routh never quite got the breaks he deserved after landing that life-changing role, so it's nice to see him back in the superhero game with an upcoming role as Atom in Arrow.

Digital Spy takes a look back at a handful of stars who couldn't escape their one big role.

Brandon Routh

Plucked from relative obscurity to lead Bryan Singer's lavish Superman sequel, Routh impressively channelled Christopher Reeve on his big screen debut but found leading man roles difficult to come by in the aftermath.

Parts in
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Sandra Bullock Will (Now) Not Be Miss Hannigan In ‘Annie’

Sandra Bullock does not fancy kicking some orphans around after all as it was revealed that she has turned down a role to be Miss Hannigan in the reboot of Annie. If you have been living under a rock for the last 30 years, Annie is a musical based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie. It follows a young orphan girl as she sets out to find a family.

The remake, which is being produced by Will Smith and Jay Z, was eyeing up Sandra Bullock to play the infamous alcoholic caretaker of the orphanage, but it looks like the deals went flat and never made it out of negotiations. It is unclear on who the studio are looking for next.

Even though they don’t have Bullock, they still have Beasts Of The Southern Wild’s Quvenzhané Wallis. She is set to play Annie after Will Smith’s daughter Willow dropped out.
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Samantha Mumba 'lands $1 million musical movie deal'

Samantha Mumba 'lands $1 million musical movie deal'
Samantha Mumba has reportedly signed a $1 million (£642k) contract to star in a Hollywood musical.

The film is said to be on the scale of Les Misérables, with contracts and roles already signed.

The actress, best known for her music career and role in the 2002 adaptation of H.G. Wells's The Time Machine, is said to have revealed the news to her friends and family at a party last week.

A close friend told the Daily Mail: "She was absolutely thrilled that she had landed a lead role in a big-budget Hollywood musical.

"She had been sworn to secrecy over what the film was, but said it was going to be as big-budget as Les Miserables."

The source added that filming will start later this year.

Watch the music video for Samantha Mumba's 'Gotta Tell You' below:
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Wamg At The Paranorman World Premiere

Wamg was at the World Premiere of Focus Features. ParaNorman at Universal City Walk Sunday, August 5, 2012 with Leslie Mann, Anna Kendrick, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jeff Garlin, among others… and we’ve got photos from the red carpet!

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Paranorman voice actors Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Tempestt Bledsoe, Tucker Albrizzi, Jeff Garlin, Jodelle Ferland; moviemakers Sam Fell (director), Chris Butler (director/screenwriter), and Travis Knight (producer/lead animator); other guests include Aasha Davis, Amy Brenneman, Bella Thorne, Billy Unger, Breckin Meyer, Cimorelli, Daphne Blunt, Dave Foley, Dee Rees, Dylan Riley Snyder, Emma Kenney, Ernie Hudson, Gilles Marini, Holly Marie Combs, Judd Apatow, Justine Ezarik, Katherine McNamara, Kevin Misher, Lorene Scafaria, Ming-Na, Olivia Holt, Ricki Lake, Rob Morrow, Samantha Mumba, Sanaa Hamri, Shane Acker, Sierra McCormick, Taylor Armstrong, Taylor Spreitler, Teala Dunn, Tia Carrere, Tom Sizemore, Wayne Brady and many more!

ParaNorman is set
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Has Rihanna Been Cast in Fast And Furious 6?

Production is slated to begin on Fast and Furious 6 (that’s the working title for now) soon, and director Justin Lin looks to be adding a strong female presence for his Fast Five follow-up. We learned last week that Mma fighter/Haywire star Gina Carano has entered talks to join the car-enthusiast ensemble, and now The Daily Mail claims that Rihanna is set to take on a villainous role in the pic. It’s important to note that The Sun is a somewhat less-than-reputable source, so this casting news should be taken with a grain of salt for the time-being. The artist stars in this summer’s Battleship, but we haven’t seen much of her acting ability in the trailers so it’s hard to judge this casting choice, should it turnout to be true. Remember Samantha Mumba in The Time Machine? Oh, you don't? Dwayne Johnson told Steve
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Samantha Mumba 'engaged to Torray Scales'

Samantha Mumba 'engaged to Torray Scales'
Samantha Mumba and boyfriend Torray Scales are engaged to be married. Scales popped the question to Irish singer and actress Mumba on June 26 in Newport Beach, California, reports Us Weekly. Mumba said following the announcement on Tuesday: "It was very romantic and special. We are truly so excited and enjoying this time. It's the happiest we've both ever been." The 28-year-old revealed in (more)
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Celebrities Party With A Purpose With Angel Champagne

Angel Champagne will host a special City of Angels Party with a Purpose charity event to benefit Be An Angel on Thursday, August 18.

Be An Angel helps children with multiple disabilities and profound deafness afford necessary services and equipment.

The event will be held at Voyeur Nightclub, 7969 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood at 8pm. Celebrities expected include Sophie Monk, Taylor Armstrong, Samantha Mumba, Valery Ortiz, Jayde Nicole, Estella Warren, Andrea Gabriel and many more.

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Samantha Mumba eyes music comeback

Samantha Mumba eyes music comeback
Samantha Mumba has revealed that she is considering a comeback to music. The singer, whose last single 'I'm Right Here' was released in 2002, admitted that she wasn't planning a return to music, but is now contemplating the idea after being approached with an 'interesting opportunity'. "It is daunting, 100% - because it's a reflection of you and it falls all on you and I remember the stress of that very well," she told the Herald. "I really wasn't considering it. I thought I was done with it but just (more)
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the oh-no! DVD of the week: ‘Barbie As Rapunzel’

This is actually an old DVD -- dating back 2002 -- that’s gotten a very minor redesign (of the packaging, that is) and is back as a “new release”... just in time to cash in on what is sure to be a Rapunzel craze with Disney’s Tangled about to open: Go back in time to a place of magic and dragons, where Barbie™ stars as Rapunzel. Rapunzel had the most beautiful, radiant hair the world had ever seen. But Rapunzel’s life was far from wonderful. She lived as a servant of Gothel, a jealous, scheming witch who kept her hidden deep in a forbidding forest, guarded by the enormous dragon Hugo and surrounded by an enchanted glass wall. However, in a twist of fate, Rapunzel’s discovery of a magic paintbrush leads her on a journey that will unravel a web of deception, bring peace to two feuding kingdoms,
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Sophie Monk attends Breast Cancer Charities of America Fashion Show Pictures

Sophie Monk attends Breast Cancer Charities of America Fashion Show.Photo copyright Amanda Meredith / PR Photos. Sophie Monk attends Breast Cancer Charities of America Fashion Show.Photo copyright Amanda Meredith / PR Photos. Sophie Monk attends Breast Cancer Charities of America Fashion Show.Photo copyright Amanda Meredith / PR Photos. Sophie Monk attends Breast Cancer Charities of America Fashion Show.Photo copyright Amanda Meredith / PR Photos. Sophie Monk attends Breast Cancer Charities of America Fashion Show.Photo copyright Amanda Meredith / PR Photos. 10/13/2010 - Sophie Monk and Samantha Mumba - 2010 Breast Cancer Charities of America Fashion Show and Fundraiser - Guys & Dolls Lounge - Los Angeles, CA, USA © Amanda Meredith / PR Photos
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Samantha Mumba Spooked in Loftus Hall

A Irish manse created in the 1300s is going to be the backdrop for an upcoming thriller entitled Loftus Hall . The name is taken from the supposedly haunted house that rests on Ireland's Hook peninsula. Greg Kenneally's film is set to star Samantha Mumba ( The Time Machine , Boy Eats Girl ) and Adelaide Clemens. Loftus recently made headlines when singer Keith Duffy had to bow out due to other obligations. The actual Loftus Hall has a long history and is said to be haunted by not just a young girl but the devil himself. Read more about it righ here . The film is said to bounce between the 1700s and modern day, the former period focusing on Fr. Thomas Broaders who exorcised satanic forces from Loftus Hall. The following "teaser" was first created in 2007,...
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Anti-Social Maguire Infuriates Celebrity Guests

Anti-Social Maguire Infuriates Celebrity Guests
Spider-Man II star Tobey Maguire has infuriated the British celebrities who turned out for the film's London premiere on Monday night - by refusing to party alongside them. The shy star demanded his own private Vip room at the premiere after-party in the city's Old Billingsgate Market and refused to allow guests including singer Simon Webbe, Busted stars James Bourne and Matt Jay and Samantha Mumba access to the private area. According to onlookers, Maguire dispatched his PR people to keep other guests away from him while he somberly mingled with leading lady Kirsten Dunst.

Mumba Eyes Hopkins And Snipes

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Mumba Eyes Hopkins And Snipes
Samantha Mumba is so elated with the success of her new movie The Time Machine, she already has her eye on Sir Anthony Hopkins and Wesley Snipes as her next co-stars. The Irish beauty, 19, plays Mara, Guy Pearce's tour guide after he blasts himself 800,000 years into the future in the flick, which shot straight to the top of the American box office since opening last Friday. And now the singer has her hopes set on repeating her movie chart victory with a few more A-list leading men. She says, "I absolutely admire Anthony Hopkins. I'd love to be in a film with him. I felt quite sorry for him in Hannibal because he was sweet in that one - he was absolutely in love with Clarice." She adds, "I'd love to do a real action-packed movie with Wesley Snipes. I think we'd kick a** together."

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