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Martin Scorsese to Executive Produce 50th Anniversary Grateful Dead Film

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Martin Scorsese is on board along as executive producer and noted filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev will direct a landmark, career-spanning documentary on the Grateful Dead, one of the most iconic bands of the counterculture 1960s. Longtime Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux will serve as the film’s music supervisor, which should make it one of the definitive examinations of the band in its long history. “Millions of stories have been told about the Grateful Dead over the years. With our 50th Anniversary coming up, we thought it might just be time to tell one ourselves,” surviving band members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, said in a joint statement. ...Read More »

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Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino Gets Early X-Mas Present — Tax Fraud Trial

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Mike ‘The Situation” Sorrentino, a Jersey Shore boy who turned out to be a little to slick for his own good, will stand trial on federal tax fraud charges in December, according to a judge. Talk about coal in your stocking. Sorrentino was in court today (Oct. 23) to be arraigned on charges he shortchanged Uncle Sam on taxes involving nearly $9 million in income. Federal District Court Judge Susan Wigenton set the trial date for Dec. 2 after Sorrentino’s lawyer, Richard Sapinski, entered a not guilty plea to all charges. ...Read More »

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Melissa Rivers’ Death Lawsuit Facing Hurdles Because She Blocked Autopsy

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Melissa Rivers is reportedly considering suing Yorkville Endoscopy to find out why mother Joan Rivers died, but her legal efforts are likely to be sharply hampered because Melissa reportedly refused to allow an autopsy. An autopsy be state medical examiners could have pinpointed the exact cause of Joan’s death in September from lack of oxygen to the brain. ...Read More »

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Selena Gomez: I Know What It’s Like to be Judged and Put Down

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Selena Gomez told 20,000 students at a We Day event in Canada Wednesday (Oct. 22) that she knows what it’s like to be judged and put down and offered them some advice. She urged them to follow Bff Taylor Swift;s lead and to just “shake it off.” The youth empowerment event, sponsored by Free the Children, also drew Nick Jonas, Orlando Bloom and singing duo, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis among other celebrities. ...Read More »

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Melissa Rivers Could Face Whopping Tax Bill for Mom’s $100M Estate

23 October 2014 12:00 AM, PDT

Melissa Rivers is one lucky girl and so is Uncle Sam. She’s reportedly inheriting an estate from her mother that could be in the range of $100 million, but a whopping tax bill could slash that amount by more than half, according to federal and state tax laws. Comedian Joan Rivers reportedly left her only daughter $75 million in cash and her ornate, sprawling $35 million New York City apartment, according to UsWeekly. ...Read More »

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Jim Carrey Has Some ‘Cutting’ Jokes for SNL Halloween Show (watch!)

22 October 2014 11:00 PM, PDT

Jim Carrey will definitely be in a trick or treat mode for Saturday Night Live’s Halloween show, with the emphasis on tricks, according to a new promo. Carrey appears in a couple of quick shots to announce his guest hosting appearance and musical guest Iggy Azalea. SNL cast member Aidy Bryant plays Carrey’s foil while he goes through a number of goofs during the promo clip. ...Read More »

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Does an Avenger Die in Age of Ultron? New Trailer Has Clues (watch!)

22 October 2014 8:00 PM, PDT

Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye take on an even more ominous threat in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” But the first new trailer released today (Oct. 22) offers some subtle clues that one of them may not be around when the movie ends. Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Samuel L. Jackson will be reprising their characters, one of them may be for the last time. Joining the cast will be Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver, the witch’s twin. James Spader will provide the voice of Ultron. [...] »

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Jennifer Lopez Splashes $22M on NYC Pad as Vegas Deal Looms (photos!)

22 October 2014 4:47 PM, PDT

Jennifer Lopez is still Jenny from the block, it’s just a new block, in a tony $22 million apartment, in a Manhattan building that includes such neighbors as Chelsea Clinton and Nascar driver Jeff Gordon. But she may not be spending much time there. Lopez may be negotiating an extended Las Vegas residency similar to deals by Britney Spears and Celine Dion. ...Read More »

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Pre-Teen Princesses F-Bomb in Name of Feminism; Offensive? (watch!)

22 October 2014 10:20 AM, PDT

Pre-teen princesses drop more f-bombs than a Chris Rock comedy routine in a video rapidly going viral to protest a range of issues affecting women, from pay inequality to rape and sexual abuse. The video was posted yesterday (Oct. 21) on Vimeo by a group called “FCKH8,” which opposes all forms of sexism and racism, according to its Web site. FCKH8.com is a for-profit T-shirt company “with an activist heart and a passionate social change,” the group writes on its Web site. Jane Lynch, Adam Lambert and Zac Efron have worn their slogan-laden tee-shirts and Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi have their very own pink shirt, it notes. ...Read More »

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Donald Trump Flunked in $40 Million ‘Trump University Scam’ Lawsuit

22 October 2014 7:53 AM, PDT

Donald Trump is on the hook for up to $40 million for his role in hyping educational programs through his “Trump University” that ultimately turned out to be a scam, according to a New York state court ruling. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed the lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court in August a year ago, charging Trump with fraud. Trump opened the school in 2004 with partner Michael Sexton, who served as president. ...Read More »

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Kesha’s Own Words Could Sink Her Dr. Luke Rape, Abuse Lawsuit

22 October 2014 12:00 AM, PDT

Kesha’s damning lawsuit accusing her manager Dr. Luke of physical and verbal abuse and date rape has hit a major roadblock– her own words from a previous lawsuit. Kesha and Luke were both defendants in a 2011 civil suit filed by another ex-manager of the pop star. Among the allegations, the former manager claimed that Kesha and Luke had sex. The issue was explored in-depth in a legally-binding deposition. ...Read More »

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Goodfellas Mobster Frank Sivero Puts Hit on Simpsons For Likeness Heist

21 October 2014 11:00 PM, PDT

Frank Sivero, the actor who played an iconic mobster in the Martin Scorsese classic “Goodfellas” is suing Fox television show The Simpson, alleging that his likeness has been used for more than a decade without a penny coming his way. Now, he’s put a hit on the show that’s bigger than the infamous “Lufthansa heist” that was focus of the gangster movie. Sivero, now 62, is seeking more $100 million in damages. That works out to $6,25 million per episode, ...Read More »

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Bradley Cooper Livens the Party at Elephant Man Cast Call (Photos!)

21 October 2014 10:00 PM, PDT

Bradley Cooper kept things hopping at a photo call for the cast of Broadway’s The Elephant Man Tuesday (Oct. 21) at the famed Sardi’s in New York City. The 1977 play by Bernard Pomerance is based on Joseph Merrick, a 19th century “human curiosity” who suffered from neurofibromatosis, a disfiguring disease that produces large external growths on the face and body. The play’s revival, stars Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola. [...] »

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Gwen Stefani a Koolaid Acid Test in New ‘Baby Don’t Lie’ Video

21 October 2014 12:55 PM, PDT

Gwen Stefani, who is glorious as a judge on “The Voice,” is leveraging her visibility on the show into what looks like another solo album, marked by the release of of a new video for her first song “Baby Don’t Lie." Stefani, 45, will be replaced on the show when singer Christina Aguilera returns for the next season. Stefani and Benny Blanco wrote the song with Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella. Sophie Muller directed. ...Read More »

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Selena Gomez, Orlando Bloom Spied Together as Sexy Photos Surface

21 October 2014 12:12 PM, PDT

Selena Gomez is a hot commodity after she was spotted with Orlando Bloom leaving Los Angeles Airport for an event in Canada. The sighting follow the release of hot new photos of Selena for a high-end fashion shoot. Gomez, 22, recently ended her on-again, off-again romance with Justin Bieber following a raucous birthday jaunt to St. Tropez in July. ...Read More »

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Oscar De La Renta: 16 Women Who Adored His Suave Designs (photos!)

21 October 2014 10:42 AM, PDT

Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday had an incalculable impact, not only on the world of fashion, but also on entertainment and politics. His dresses were favored by everyone from celebrities to first ladies, who appeared in them at galas, special events and weddings. Among the notables who adored his designs: Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez, Kristen Stewart, jennifer Garner, Amy Adams, Tina Fey, Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Lara Bush, Jenna Bush and Kate Bosworth. [...] »

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Hannah Graham Update: Body Found in Shallow Creek May Not Be Hers

20 October 2014 10:51 PM, PDT

Hannah Graham’s body may not be the one police stumbled onto in a shallow creek bed over the weekend, judging by the police description of the remains, which suggests they could be too old to be Graham’s. Police found a skull and bones Sunday (Oct. 19) “scattered” in a creek bed near a vacant home. It could take days, if not longer to make a positive identification either through an examination of dental records or by comparing DNA samples. But there are at least some preliminary indications that it may not be her, according to a police description of the remains. ...Read More »

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Pregnant Blake Lively Reveals Svelte Curves in Angel Ball Gown (photos)

20 October 2014 8:58 PM, PDT

Blake Lively gave pregnant moms new reason to live when she appeared tonight (Oct.20) at the Angel Ball in New York City wearing a body-hugging gown with a deep plunging neckline that gripped the contours of her gloriously pregnant body and flashed significant skin. The event drew a slew of celebrities including Ludacris, Jamie Foxx, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Natalie Cole and Alicia Keys, who also performed, Also spotted in the crowd were model Gigi Hadid, TV personality Kris Jenner and socialite Nicki Hilton. ...Read More »

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Taylor Swift Releases ‘Welcome to New York’ Hear It, Plus Full Lyrics!

20 October 2014 7:02 PM, PDT

Taylor Swift has created an Internet frenzy in anticipation of her new song, “Welcome To New York.” Get a jump on your friends and read the full lyrics here. Be ready to sing a long as soon as it hits! Swift unveiled the new song on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and it supposed to be released tonight (Oct. 20) at midnight. A number of gossip sites, such as EntertainmentWeekly and GossipCop have already dropped link bait claiming to have the song. But it’s just a set up. ...Read More »

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Robert Pattinson Gal Fka Twigs’ New Google Ad Stunning, Sensual (watch!)

20 October 2014 12:13 PM, PDT

Robert Pattinson’s new girlfriend Fka Twigs showcased her amazing talent in a stunning, sensual performance in a new ad for Google Glass, released today (Oct. 20). Twigs, real name Tahliah Barnett, proved it was only a matter of time before she rose to international acclaim, with or without the “Twilight” hunk. Barnett, 26, has been working as a singer, dancer and performance artist mostly in London. She released her debut album LP1 earlier this year and it landed on UK album charts. ...Read More »

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