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Roselyn Sanchez Taking Daughter To Puerto Rico For Baptism

11 June 2012 3:06 PM, PDT

Actress Roselyn Sanchez is planning to have her daughter baptised in her native Puerto Rico.

The sexy Rush Hour 2 star and her actor husband Eric Winter became first-time parents in January when they welcomed little Sebella Rose, and Sanchez reveals the tot will be making her first trip to the Caribbean island this autumn.

The 38 year old is training to take part in the local Triathlon for Life event on 9 September and she is hoping to take advantage of her time there and organise a family gathering in church in honour of her baby girl.

In a Twitter.com post, she writes, "Desperate because September 9 is coming. Crazy to do Triathlon For Life and for Sebella to go to Puerto Rico for the 1st time! And to baptize her! Happy!" »


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Ashley Tisdale To Play TV Escort

11 June 2012 3:06 PM, PDT

Former Disney darling Ashley Tisdale is set to test her good girl reputation by playing an escort on TV.

The former High School Musical star has signed up to play a bad girl on U.S. biker drama Sons of Anarchy.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tisdale will play a high-priced escort character called Emma Jean.

The actress has also signed on to star in the fifth Scary Movie film. »


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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Reconsiders No-nudity Clause

11 June 2012 3:06 PM, PDT

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World star Mary Elizabeth Winstead has relaxed the no-nudity clause in her contract after watching Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine.

The modest actress admits she was fixed on never disrobing for a movie role until she saw Williams' cult movie - and now she states she would be prepared to strip on film if the part called for it.

She tells America's Complex magazine, "Once you get older, you realise those things aren't as important as you thought they were. I have so much respect for many actresses who've done nudity. Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine is one of my favourite performances of the last few years. When I see something like that, I say, 'Ok, I totally understand why she did it.'

"It's still something that I'd be hard-pressed to say yes to. A lot of things would have to fall in line. It would have to be important to the story... But I am more open to it now.

"If it's important for there to be nudity in that case, then I don't feel like it'd be right for me to say no." »


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Marilyn Monroe Hologram Concert Threatened By Estate Bosses

11 June 2012 3:06 PM, PDT

Executors of Marilyn Monroe's estate are threatening legal action against the bosses of a digital company hoping to use a hologram of the movie icon as part of an upcoming tribute concert.

Digicon Media officials were hoping to bring the actress back to life for a new musical celebration called Virtual Marilyn Live - A Musical Celebration of the Birth of the Pop Icon.

But it appears the keepers of Monroe's estate and legacy are planning to block the ambitious show, which was scheduled to be unveiled before the end of 2012.

Digicon Media holds a copyright on Virtual Marilyn, but correspondence obtained by The Hollywood Reporter indicates that the Monroe estate bosses are watching the company's every move closely - and they'll sue if the show goes on. »


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Police Arrest Naked Man Outside Orlando Bloom's Home

11 June 2012 3:06 PM, PDT

Los Angeles police officers arrested a naked man outside the Hollywood home Orlando Bloom shares with his supermodel wife Miranda Kerr and their baby son on Sunday.

Reports suggest neighbours called the authorities when the unnamed man started yelling at the top of his voice and jumping into bushes.

The guy, who was allegedly high on drugs, was taken into custody. »


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Catherine Zeta-Jones Toned Up With On-set Dancing

11 June 2012 12:01 PM, PDT

Catherine Zeta-Jones is delighted she landed her singing-and-dancing role in Rock Of Ages as the rigorous workouts helped her get back in shape.

The Welsh actress admits she's prone to laziness when it comes to hitting the gym, and she got so fit on the set of the movie musical she re-discovered muscles she'd forgotten about.

The Traffic star tells British magazine S, "I haven't danced for a while... I work out, and I have a ballet barre in my gym. But every time I do it I think, 'Why don't I do this all the time?' I get lazy so working on this film was a bit of a shock to the system. It was like, 'Ok, I remember those Achilles. I remember that thigh muscle.' All those elements come back and it worked out great." »


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Guy Pearce's Life Lessons From Wife And Sister

11 June 2012 12:01 PM, PDT

Australian actor Guy Pearce has credited his wife and his sister with keeping him grounded throughout his Hollywood career.

The Memento star has learned invaluable lessons from his partner Kate Mestitz and older sister, Tracy, who suffers from Cornelia de Lange syndrome, a disorder which affects intellectual and physical development.

He tells British publication The Observer Magazine, "I like to think I have empathy. Growing up with a sibling with special needs opened my eyes to things. You think differently when you see how she struggles with the world and the care she needs."

Pearce admits his psychologist wife Mestitz, who he met at school when he was 12 years old, helped him remain humble despite his international success.

He adds, "Having a partner who has nothing to do with Hollywood helps keep things in perspective. Our life is not in any way centred around celebrity, partly because we live in Melbourne and partly because of my reluctance to be involved in it." »


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Julianne Hough Almost Rejected Rock Of Ages Role

11 June 2012 12:01 PM, PDT

Actress Julianne Hough was ready to reject a starring role in new movie musical Rock Of Ages until she learned Tom Cruise would be her leading man.

The blonde beauty admits she was turned off by the idea of hitting the big screen in another music-themed movie after parts in Burlesque and 2011's Footloose remake, and instead wanted to test her talents with a straight-up drama.

She tells the New York Daily News, "At first I was like, 'Yeah, I don't think I want to do another musical... Of course, you have to get your foot in the door somehow, so Burlesque and Footloose made sense. But I wanted to expand and grow as an actress."

But she had a change of heart as soon as director Adam Shankman revealed the Mission: Impossible actor had signed up to lead the star-studded cast.

She recalls, "He said, 'You know, Tom Cruise is in it.' And I was like, 'Right - I'll do one more (musical)!'"

Hough will be able to test her drama skills in her next film - she plays a Christian evangelist with burns over two-thirds of her body in screenwriter Diablo Cody's untitled directorial debut. »


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Brenda Strong Battling Laryngitis

11 June 2012 12:01 PM, PDT

Actress Brenda Strong is struggling with laryngitis as she promotes the new series of iconic soap opera Dallas.

The Desperate Housewives star has been cast as Ann, the wife of Patrick Duffy's character Bobby Ewing, on the revamped show, but the extensive press tour has left her with a sore throat.

During an interview on U.S. breakfast show Today on Monday, she explained, "You know we've been travelling around talking so much, I guess it's just exhaustion."

Despite the tiring tour, Strong insists she's enjoyed working with the likes of Duffy and veteran actor Larry Hagman on the programme.

She said, "It's so much fun, they've just rolled out the welcome mat. We have great scripts and it's fun to shoot."

Dallas returns to U.S. TV screens on Wednesday. »


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Happy Days Cast Members' Merchandise Case Heading To Trial

11 June 2012 12:01 PM, PDT

Cast members from hit sitcom Happy Days are preparing for a court battle in their ongoing fight with TV bosses for a cut of profits from merchandising sales.

Actors Marion Ross, Anson Williams, Don Most and Erin Moran and the widow of Tom Bosley launched a $10 million (£6.3 million) lawsuit against CBS network chiefs last year, accusing them of committing fraud by withholding money from sales of Happy Days-themed memorabilia which features their images.

They were handed cheques ranging from $6,000 (£3,750) to $6,500 (£4,063) as compensation, but the stars vowed to press ahead with their case.

They suffered a setback in October when a Los Angeles Superior Court judge threw out the fraud claim, but the fight continued as a breach of contract case.

Last week (ends08Jun12), a judge ruled the lawsuit could go to trial and set a start date of 17 July - and Most, who portrayed Ralph Malph on the show, is looking forward to his day in court.

During an interview on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America on Monday, he admitted he was surprised to learn that his former Happy Days co-star Henry Winkler had signed a different contract from the rest of the cast and secured his own financial future with profits from merchandise featuring his character The Fonz.

He said, "I never received anything for all of that merchandise. (Winkler) had separate deals from the five of us. Henry's been being paid for merchandise all this time. Isn't that funny Henry was paid but we weren't? So there's something not right about that."

Another Happy Days star, actor-turned-director Ron Howard, is not part of the legal action. »


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Guy Pearce: 'I'm Not Ready For Kids'

11 June 2012 9:06 AM, PDT

Prometheus star Guy Pearce has ruled out having children, insisting he lacks the consistency required to be a good dad.

The Australian actor has been married to psychologist Kate Mestitz, who he met at school when he was just 12 years old, for 15 years, but the couple has no plans to start a family.

He tells British publication The Observer Magazine, "I completely acknowledge that having kids has got to be one of the most incredible things in the world, but it's also really hard work.

"I'm not consistent enough to be a parent - I blow too hot and cold. Kate jokes that we'd end up on the news for throwing a child out of the window." »


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Paris Hilton Shoe Line Up For Fashion Award

11 June 2012 9:06 AM, PDT

Socialite Paris Hilton is going up against Jay-Z and Gwen Stefani for a top fashion award.

The hotel heiress' Paris Hilton Footwear brand is up for Best Celebrity Licensee of the Year at the 2012 International Licensing Excellence Awards.

Bosses at the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (Lima) have hailed Hilton's range for demonstrating "outstanding creativity and performance".

The reality TV star says, "We have always collaborated to bring the best trends fashion has to offer to consumers while staying true to my personal style. We are overjoyed that our partnership has been recognised and can't wait to continue expanding the brand."

The blonde will compete against Stefani's Harajuku Mini collection and Jay-z's Rocawear at the Lima industry event in Las Vegas on Tuesday. »


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Emma Stone Terrified Of Death

11 June 2012 9:06 AM, PDT

Actress Emma Stone has opened up about her fear of dying, insisting she thinks about her mortality on a daily basis.

The Help star admits she has been "hyper-aware" of death since she was a young girl, when she began suffering from terrifying panic attacks.

She tells The Sunday Times Style magazine, "I'm close to my mortality. I think about it every day. Not in a freaky way, but constantly. I feel hyper-aware that everything could end. That's always been in my mind, for whatever reason, since I was very small... I think I tend to worry more when things are good. I know those times will change."

However, Stone insists she has made progress tackling her issues with the help of a therapist.

She adds, "You know, it (anxiety) ebbs and flows. It's nowhere near as bad as when I was a kid... I feel very comfortable talking about it... I was in therapy for two years as a kid. As someone with anxiety, you're constantly waiting for the next (attack). It's how my mind works.

"The reason I went into my job is because it gives you an outlet for all these emotions. My first-grade teacher put me in my first play because I had the jazz hands in me. A year later, I had my first panic attack. I mean, I had really, really bad anxiety as a kid, and improv (improvisation) was kind of my saviour." »


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George Lucas Warns Of Indiana Jones Delay

11 June 2012 9:06 AM, PDT

George Lucas fears his retirement plans may be on hold for the foreseeable future, because his final Indiana Jones plot needs approval from both Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford.

The director, who created the archaeologist adventurer franchise, has announced he's bowing out of mainstream Hollywood after he writes a fifth Indiana Jones movie.

However, Lucas may be working for years to come as his last script must meet the demands of the franchise's "superstars" - director Spielberg and Ford, who plays the title role.

Lucas tells British magazine Culture, "I'm working on a script for those guys, but they have to approve it. It took me 14 years to get 'em to do Indiana 4.

"Harrison wanted this and Steven wanted that. In the beginning, it was easy. I said, 'This is the script, we're shooting it, let's go to work.' Now they're all superstars."

Ford last swung into action in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which was released in 2008 - 19 years after its predecessor Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade hit theatres in 1989. »


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James Franco Designs Brad Renfro Switchblade

11 June 2012 9:06 AM, PDT

James Franco has designed a limited edition switchblade in memory of Brad Renfro, the late actor who beat him to a lead role in 2002 movie Deuces Wild.

The 127 Hours star created the flick knife as "a metaphor for people that don't have control over their lives" following Renfro's death from an accidental heroin overdose in 2008.

Franco unveiled the $850 (£530) blade on Saturday at New York City's The New Museum, where he also screened his short film Brad Renfro Forever.

In the art-house movie, tattooist Mark Mahoney uses one of the special blades to etch 'Brad' into Franco's flesh, causing him to wince in agony and beg for a break in the middle of the session.

Franco tells the New York Daily News, "I didn't tell him (Mahoney) to hold back at all... I wish he'd gone deeper (because the carving is) pretty light."

Franco was particularly moved by the tragic star's death, telling Playboy magazine last year, "Heath Ledger died a week after Brad, and I feel Brad has been forgotten already. They didn't even mention his death at the Oscars that year." »


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David Arquette Celebrates Bar Mitzvah In Israel

11 June 2012 9:06 AM, PDT

David Arquette honoured his Jewish heritage as he celebrated his belated Bar Mitzvah in Israel on Monday.

The Scream star was invited to a 13-year-old boy's coming-of-age ritual while in Jerusalem filming his upcoming travel series Trippin, and was thrilled when his hosts suggested he should have his own rite of passage.

Arquette, whose mum has Jewish roots, donned traditional prayer gear for the ceremony and read aloud passages from the Torah, the Jewish Bible.

He later took to his Twitter.com page to share a photo of himself at the Western Wall, one of the holiest sites in Jerusalem, writing, "I had my Bar Mitzvah today at the wall. Finally I'm a man."

Arquette previously revealed plans for a late Bar Mitzvah, telling the Jewish Journal in 2010, "I wanted a bar mitzvah but didn't have one as a kid... I still may get one - maybe for my 40th birthday." »


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Gordon Ramsay Angry About Britain's Prison System

11 June 2012 9:06 AM, PDT

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has taken aim at Britain's jail system, insisting prisoners are given an "easy" life behind bars.

The cook's latest U.K. TV show, Gordon Ramsay Behind Bars, shows the chef setting up a kitchen in London's Brixton prison to teach inmates domestic skills - and the star admits he was stunned at the "comfort" the criminals live in.

He tells Britain's Guardian Weekend magazine, "What I wasn't prepared for was how easy it was for them in there. I was astounded at the comfort zone they carve out for themselves. Five meal choices a night - that was the one I really struggled with. I just thought it was a bit of a joke, to be honest.

"Coupled with 24-hour television, Xbox, DVDs, gym. We can't watch television until four o'clock in the morning. I'd like to have a gym (session) seven days a week, by the way. (I was) angry, yes, clearly - but quite embarrassed, really. I thought we were a nation of grafters (workers); I thought we had the spirit of working harder than anyone."

Speaking about his experience in the prison system, he rants: "From day one, just sat in that f**king waiting room, trying to get in, with no phone, and then being treated like a piece of s**t. Everything was going against me; the system was completely screwed, the governor was treating me like one of his b**ches. And I was banging my head against a brick wall."

The star was also less than impressed with the work ethic of some of the prisoners he encountered, adding, "Why would they want to come and bust their a**e for 10 hours a day when it was easy for them to do nothing? I find that hard to come to terms with." »


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Robin Roberts Diagnosed With Blood Disease

11 June 2012 9:06 AM, PDT

U.S. TV anchor Robin Roberts has been diagnosed with a rare blood disorder.

The presenter, who overcame breast cancer five years ago, is preparing to undergo a bone marrow transplant in the autumn after being told she has myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood and bone marrow disease.

Roberts, 51, became emotional as she discussed her health battle on Good Morning America on Monday, and told how her older sister will be her donor as she is a perfect match.

She said, "My doctors tell me I'm going to beat this, and I know it's true." »


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Jersey Shore Star Arrested For Disorderly Conduct

11 June 2012 9:06 AM, PDT

Jersey Shore star Deena Cortese was arrested on Sunday on a charge of disorderly conduct.

The MTV reality star was handcuffed after police officers in New Jersey reportedly caught her hitting out at passing cars outside a bar in Seaside Heights, where the show's cast is currently filming the upcoming sixth season of the programme.

Local police chief Tommy Boyd tells the NBC New York news channel, "(It was) nothing major, but we can't put up with it."

The 25 year old was released after a few hours in custody.

Cortese isn't the first Jersey Shore star to get in trouble for her boozing - in 2010, her castmate Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi was ordered to complete two days of community service following an arrest for allegedly drinking alcohol in public while filming the hit series' third season. »


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Ryan Kwanten: 'Anna Paquin And Stephen Moyer Will Make Great Parents'

11 June 2012 5:11 AM, PDT

Actor Ryan Kwanten is ecstatic about his True Blood co-star Anna Paquin's pregnancy, insisting the actress and her husband Stephen Moyer will be "amazing parents".

The couple, who met while playing on-screen lovers in the vampire series, wed in 2010, and announced earlier this year they are set to become parents.

The tot is expected in the autumn, and Kwanten, who plays Paquin's on-screen brother, is convinced his pals will relish their new roles.

He tells Usmagazine.com, "Anna's excited (about motherhood). She's got that positivity, that radiant glow. She's amazing!

"(They are) going to make amazing parents! They have a real lust for life. Yes, they're adults, but they're both very young at heart. I would love to be raised in that household."

The child will be Paquin's first, while Brit Moyer has two kids from previous relationships. »


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