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Watch: 'The Lone Ranger' Rides During Super Bowl

3 February 2013 3:53 PM, PST

A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty Hi-Yo Silver: The new "Lone Ranger" trailer has arrived.

Disney debuted the latest "Lone Ranger" trailer during Super Bowl Xlvii. For those keeping score at home, it's the third "Lone Ranger" trailer the studio has released since last year.

Despite a hefty price tag (upwards of $250 million), Disney is expecting "The Lone Ranger" to be one of it's biggest 2013 releases. The film stars Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the title ranger. Gore Verbinski, who worked with Depp on the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, is the director.

"It's a dysfunctional buddy movie," Verbinski told USA Today last year. "It's two guys who start literally and figuratively handcuffed together who end up on the same mission with completely different world views. They sort of rub off on one another. But they have plenty of disagreements. »

- Christopher Rosen

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Sandy Hook Choir & Jennifer Hudson Stun At Super Bowl

3 February 2013 3:46 PM, PST

The Super Bowl got off to a touching start on Sunday as the Sandy Hook Elementary School Choir and Jennifer Hudson joined forces to sing "America the Beautiful."

The stirring rendition started off with just the children, who swayed in beat with the simple song. Eventually, Hudson took the stage and helped the young ones finish the song. Judging by the reaction of a number of football players on the field, those in the stadium were certainly affected by the performance.

The AP has more on the planning of the performance:

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Thursday that the Grammy and Oscar-winning singer would join the Sandy Hook chorus. It features 26 children from the school in Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six adults were killed in a Dec. 14 shooting rampage.

The performance will be part of CBS's pre-game show before the game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, »

- Kia Makarechi

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Alicia Keys Belts Out The Anthem

3 February 2013 3:43 PM, PST

So much has been said about Beyonce's inaugural lip-syncing that Alicia Keys' prep work was all but ignored. But on Sunday, Keys made good on her earlier promises to deliver an all-new version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" when she sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl.

Keys' rendition was powerful and moving -- and she didn't have any problems singing the lyrics as they're written. That's more than can be said for Christina Aguilera, who infamously goofed when she performed the song at the 2011 Super Bowl.

Keys sat at a piano as images of American soldiers overseas were inter-spliced with footage of her performance and emotional athletes.

"I'm really excited about it, I can't even lie," Keys said in advance of Sunday's performance. "I have to rehearse it totally, as if it's a brand-new song, because it is actually a brand new song in the style that I'll deliver it. »

- Kia Makarechi

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Watch: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Gets Super Super Bowl Trailer

3 February 2013 2:17 PM, PST

Just because J.J. Abrams has been named the director of "Star Wars: Episode VII" doesn't mean his "Star Trek" sequel has to hide in the corner. During Super Bowl Xlvii on Sunday night, Paramount debuted a new "Star Trek Into Darkness" trailer.

Directed by Abrams, "Star Trek Into Darkness" returns the principal cast of "Star Trek" -- Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban and Zoe Saldana -- while adding Alice Eve and Benedict Cumberbatch to the proceedings. Cumberbatch is playing the "Star Trek Into Darkness" villain, who may be Khan or Robert April or Gary Mitchell or John Harrison. "Shall we begin?" Cumberbatch tells Pine's Captain Kirk during the trailer's crescendo.

In addition to the "Star Trek Into Darkness" Super Bowl trailer, Paramount also unveiled a supplemental "reality app" that allows super fans to glean even more information about Abrams' sequel; head over to »

- Christopher Rosen

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Eva Longoria's Near Nip Slip

3 February 2013 1:49 PM, PST

Eva Longoria risked having a little wardrobe malfunction last night (Feb. 2) as she attended the SHe by Morton's restaurant opening in Las Vegas.

The 37-year-old almost spilled out of her little black dress while showing off her famous figure (and a bit of sideboob) on the red carpet. The form-fitting frock featured cutaway details, which had Longoria narrowly avoiding a nip slip.

Just arrived in Vegas for the opening of @shelasvegas with @landryinc Gonna be a great night! #SHeGrandOpening

Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) February 3, 2013

Thankfully though, everything turned out fine and Eva looked incredible, as usual.

See photos below:


- Leigh Blickley

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Journey Teams Up With Rascal Flatts

3 February 2013 12:56 PM, PST

New Orleans — Even before Journey and Rascal Flatts got on stage together for Cmt's Crossroads concert Super Bowl weekend, they were already in perfect harmony.

In an interview the day before the show, the bands joked around together, finished each other's sentences, hoped for a San Francisco 49ers victory, and talked about an as-yet unannounced plan to perform some dates together this summer.

"It has been fun," Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus said Friday, a day before the band's Saturday concert. "We've got mutual respect for each other and also love all the music equally. So, when you get a bunch of creative people in a room that love what each other is about and what they do, it's very easy to get along."

Although Cmt Crossroads is known for pairing acts of different strokes, the union between Rascal Flatts and Journey started more organically than most. They performed together »

- AP

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Super Bowl Ads To Look For

3 February 2013 12:03 PM, PST

New York (AP) — It's showtime.

While the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens battle each other on the field during Super Bowl Xlvii, advertisers will compete against each on advertising's biggest stage.

The stakes are high, with 30-second spots going for as much as $4 million this year. And more than more than 111 million viewers are expected to tune in.

About 28 of the 35-plus advertisers released ads early this year, trying to get a head start on capturing the buzz on social media sites. But early buzz is no guarantee viewers will remember your spot the day after the big game. And of course, some advertisers are waiting for Sunday night for the big reveal of their spots, including M&Ms, Chrysler, Oreo and BlackBerry.

"What we see on the night of the game is really important," said Kelly O'Keefe, professor at a professor, creative brand management, at the Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter. »

- AP

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Miley Cyrus' Hilarious Twitter Photo

3 February 2013 11:34 AM, PST

If you're ever in need of some entertainment, check out Miley Cyrus' Twitter page.

The 20-year-old posted a funny photo yesterday (Feb. 2), proving you don't need wings to fly. (You simply need a friend's legs).

Superman dat hoe! Woahhhhhh!!!!! ✈✈✈ twitter.com/MileyCyrus/sta…

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) February 2, 2013

In the picture, Cyrus is lofted in the air with a little help from a pal -- and it sure looks like fun.

Check out the hilarious snapshot below:


- Leigh Blickley

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Watch: 'Glee' Takes On Beyonce

3 February 2013 10:50 AM, PST

It truly is Beyonce Bowl.

In a new sneak peek video from the upcoming episode of "Glee," New Directions takes on Bey's hit song "Diva" -- not to mention, Blaine (Darren Criss) dresses in drag. (A far cry from last week's all-male calendar striptease).

In honor of Beyonce weekend, here is "Diva" from next week's Glee. youtu.be/bgpd5UDhUe8

Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) February 1, 2013

In the clip from the episode fittingly entitled "Diva!" (airing Thurs., Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. Est on Fox) the glee club members, including Blaine, Brittany (Heather Morris), Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) and Unique (Alex Newell) strut their stuff down the runway while singing "Imma, Imma a diva."

And, who teaches the students how to be divas? Well, Ms. Pillsbury (Jayma Mays), of course!

Watch the video above.

"Glee" airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. Est on Fox. »

- Leigh Blickley

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'Warm Bodies' Wins The Weekend

3 February 2013 9:58 AM, PST

The zombie-rom-com (zom-rom-com?) has found its place at the box office. Nicholas Hoult's "Warm Bodies" opened this weekend to $19.5 million across 3,009 theaters, giving it the number one spot. "Warm Bodies" stars Hoult as a zombie who becomes involved with a human girl, played by Teresa Palmer, and must protect her from the other zombies. The film is an adaptation of Isaac Marion's novel of the same name. "Warm Bodies" received a B+ CinemaScore.

"Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" continued its box office run by taking the number two spot. The film, which stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, made $9.2 million across 3,375 theaters. "Hansel and Gretel" won its opening weekend, making $19 million last week. The movie has made $34.4 million to date.

"Silver Linings Playbook," starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, came in third this weekend. The Oscar nominee made $8.1 million across 2,809 theaters, bringing its total domestic gross to $80.4 million. »

- The Huffington Post

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Johnny Depp's Next Role

3 February 2013 8:54 AM, PST

Johnny Depp has found his next role.

Depp has nabbed the part of infamous gangster Whitey Bulger in the upcoming thriller "Black Mass." Adapted from Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill's non-fiction book of the same name, "Black Mass" will be directed by Barry Levinson ("Rain Man").

“I could not be more thrilled to have the biggest star in the world and Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson to finally bring this incredible story to the big screen," producer Brian Oliver said in a release. "'Black Mass' expertly details the twists and turns of this highly complex story, painting a vivid portrait of Boston's underbelly and its corrupt political machine, as well as exposing the worstscandal in FBI history. It's also an examination of loyalty to family, Irish heritage, and South Boston."

Bulger, 83, became famous for his mobster past and his work as an FBI informant. Bulger was arrested »

- The Huffington Post

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Are Selena Gomez And Justin Bieber Back Together ... Again?

3 February 2013 8:44 AM, PST

Ok, these two are now officially Hollywood's most notable on-again-off-again couple.

For what seems to be the millionth time, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are reportedly back together after Gomez was spotted leaving her ex-boyfriend's house on Saturday morning (Feb. 2). And get this, the "Spring Breakers" star, 20, allegedly spent all night at Bieber's place before heading home in one of his cars.

This is reportedly the first time the former couple has seen each other in a month -- and there are photos to prove it.

Dressed in a yellow cardigan, black hat and pink sneakers, Gomez was seen loading up her suitcases into a car as she chatted with one of Bieber's security guards outside his Los Angeles home. Although her face isn't visible in the pictures, a source tells X17online.com -- who obtained the photos -- that it was indeed Gomez.

She was spotted solo later in the day, »

- Leigh Blickley

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He's Back

3 February 2013 8:21 AM, PST

New Orleans — One of the most anticipated musical moments of the year so far happened in New Orleans and was connected to the Super Bowl – but it had nothing to do with Beyonce.

Instead, it was another superstar, Justin Timberlake, who had the town buzzing as he gave his first performance in nearly five years – a sizzling, hour-long concert that featured the nattily dressed entertainer with a more than 10-piece band and guest appearances by Timbaland and Jay-z, who's prominently featured on Timberlake's comeback single, "Suit and Tie."

Timberlake hadn't released new music in years, preferring to concentrate on a blossoming acting career that included star turns in movies such as "Friends With Benefits" and the Oscar-nominated "The Social Network."

But when Timberlake took to the stage on Saturday night for DirecTV's Super Bowl-eve bash, it seemed as if he had never left. Timberlake, dressed in a black tux, betrayed »

- AP

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Kylie Jenner Slams Claims Bruce Jenner Is Not Her Father

3 February 2013 7:52 AM, PST

Kylie Jenner is fighting back after a tabloid claimed Bruce Jenner is not her biological father.

The 15-year-old took to Twitter to slam magazine editors for publishing such hateful stories about her family, posting over 20 tweets about how it should be illegal to print false rumors about a minor.

“It sickens me how editors of a magazine can proudly write a story denying that a 15 year olds father is actually hers,” Kylie began, continuing, "Yes, my father is my father and no my parents aren’t getting a divorce. You guys can’t believe any of these magazines.. It’s all bullsh*t.”

to who ever took the time to type those words onto that magazine.. Do You Have A Heart?

Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) February 2, 2013

Kylie, who is the youngest of Bruce and Kris Jenner's daughters -- Kendall is 17 -- went on to say that tabloids "disgust me" and that they're all "pathetic. »

- The Huffington Post

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Frank Ocean Goes Gold

3 February 2013 7:35 AM, PST

Good news for Frank Ocean -- his latest album, "Channel Orange," has gone gold.

Released in July, "Channel Orange" has now sold 500,000 copies, giving it the gold distinction.

The album brought Ocean into the mainstream, earning him six Grammy nominations. Ocean is up for Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Rap Sung Collaboration, and Best Short Form Music Video.

The six nominations ties Ocean for the most nominations this year with Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, Jay-z and fun.


- Madeline Boardman

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'Argo' Wins Big

3 February 2013 6:56 AM, PST

Los Angeles — Ben Affleck has won the top film honor from the Directors Guild of America for his CIA thriller "Argo," further sealing its status as best-picture front-runner at the Academy Awards.

Saturday's prize also normally would make Affleck a near shoo-in to win best-director at the Feb. 24 Oscars, since the Directors Guild recipient nearly always goes on to claim the same prize at Hollywood's biggest night.

But Affleck surprisingly missed out on an Oscar directing nomination, along with several other key favorites, including fellow Directors Guild contenders Kathryn Bigelow for "Zero Dark Thirty" and Tom Hooper for "Les Miserables."

Affleck's Oscar snub has not hurt "Argo" and may even have earned it some favor among awards voters as an underdog favorite. "Argo" has dominated other awards since the Oscar nominations.

"I don't think that this makes me a real director, but I think it means I'm on my way, »

- AP

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Good News For 'Wreck-It Ralph'

3 February 2013 6:30 AM, PST

Los Angeles -- Walt Disney's video-game romp "Wreck-It Ralph" has won top animation honors at the Annie Awards.

The comedy hit about a video-game villain who wants to turn hero was named best animated feature at Saturday night's Annies, which are presented by the International Animated Film Society. "Wreck-It Ralph" won out over a field that included "Brave," "Frankenweenie," "ParaNorman" and "Hotel Transylvania."

With a voice cast led by John C. Reilly, "Wreck-It Ralph" dominated the film categories, also winning Annies for director Rich Moore, voice co-star Alan Tudyk and for its music and screenplay.

Among live-action films, "The Avengers" won the Annie for animated effects and "Life of Pi" won for character animation.

On the TV side, an episode of "Robot Chicken" won for best general audience animated show. »

- AP

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Stevie Wonder Headlines Pre-Super Bowl Concert

3 February 2013 6:26 AM, PST

New Orleans — Applause and approval greeted Stevie Wonder as thousands stood for hours to hear his pre-Super Bowl concert that also featured guitarist Gary Clark Jr.

Escorted on stage late Saturday by his daughter and backup singer Aisha Morris, Wonder performed several of his hits, including his opening song, "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)."

That was followed by "Master Blaster," Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel," and Wonder's own "Higher Ground."

The 62-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member headlined the event outdoor event held near the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel on the eve of Sunday's game between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.

Thousands packed a tent set up on a parking lot across the street from the hotel to hear Wonder, Clark, R&B artist Janelle Monae and DJ Martin Solveig. »

- AP

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Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards wins ITV's celebrity diving competition Splash!

3 February 2013 12:40 AM, PST

Veteran Olympian Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards has won ITV's celebrity diving competition 'Splash!'

His triumph comes 25 years after he shot to fame with the world's worst Olympic ski jump at the winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada.

He knocked actor Jake Canuso into second place and Linda Barker, of the BBC's 'Changing Rooms', into third.

The Eagle landed perfectly with his first dive and taking a maximum 30 points for the two-and-a-half somersault from the 10 metre board.

It had not been an easy week for Edwards who lost his confidence in training with a series of painful belly and back flops.

But with his game face on and after his flawless showing, celebrity judge Jo Brand told him: "You just need to master hang gliding and you could be the next Milk Tray man."

Andy Banks, who guided the career of Olympic bronze winner Tom Daley, the participants' mentor, »

- PA

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Watch: Pop Idol Shaves Head To Apologize For Spending Night With Boyfriend

2 February 2013 5:47 PM, PST

A Japanese pop star has shaved her head in contrition after she was photographed leaving her boyfriend's apartment this week -- an act that reportedly went against the strict "no dating rule" enacted by the managers of her pop group.

The photographs of Minami Minegishi, a 20-year-old member of the juggernaut pop group AKB48, reportedly appeared in the most recent edition of a Japanese tabloid magazine. According to the Japan Daily Press, the pictures show the young woman -- disguised in a face mask and hat -- leaving the apartment of her boyfriend Alan Shirahama.

Within hours of the photo's publication, Minegishi took to YouTube to beg forgiveness for what she called her "thoughtless and immature" actions.

"Everything I did is entirely my fault. I am so sorry," Minegishi, who appears with a shorn head in the video, said, according to the Herald Sun.

As the BBC explains, head-shaving is »

- Dominique Mosbergen

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