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Tonight's your lucky night...P. Diddy is paying for your own personal driver. Sure, he may love to party, but he doesn't want you to drink and drive. So Diddy, along with Cîroc vodka, E! Entertainment (yup, that's us) and the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission, is picking up the tab for thousands of lucky New Year's Eve revelers in NYC and Vegas! Starting tonight, between 8 and 11 p.m., Cîroc team members will give away thousands of vouchers for free cabs and subway rides on the streets of the Big Apple and Sin City. Getting a DUI is so out in 2010—right, Lindsay, Khloé, Paris and Nicole? So pop champagne all night long in »
Welcoming 2010, Christina Aguilera sports a new look. Beside cutting her long straight hair, the "Genie in a Bottle" hitmaker has a new tattoo of her name on the top of her back. The 29-year-old beauty debuted her new appearance during her shopping time in Los Angeles on Tuesday, December 29.
That day, the wife of music marketing executive Jordan Bratman started off her outing by paying a visit to Fred Segal boutique to look at some new shoe collections. Later, she headed to the Neiman Marcus department store to search for a new ensemble.
On the following day, Aguilera was photographed spending time with Bratman and their son Max Liron Bratman in Beverly Hills. After enjoying a shopping stop at Barney's New York department store, the threesome was seen dining together at Houston's restaurant at Santa Monica.
Christina Aguilera will certainly be busy on this upcoming New Year's Eve. The singer »
Sean 'Diddy' Combs is helping revellers to safely ring in the New Year – by providing free travel in New York and Las Vegas, according to reports. The wealthy rapper is handing out thousands of passes and vouchers redeemable for Tube and taxi rides in the Big Apple and Sin City, as part of his Safe Rides programme, which he launched in 2008. He said: 'New York stands as the world's icon for a New Year's Eve celebration and Las Vegas is the biggest party destination in the country. 'By bringing this programme to both of these great cities, we will continue to show the rest of the country that a sophisticated holiday celebration doesn't end when »
- Ellie Pratt
Music mogul Puff Diddy is helping revellers ring in the New Year safely by providing free transportation services in New York and Las Vegas.The rapper is handing out thousands of subway passes and vouchers redeemable for taxi rides in the Big Apple and Sin City as part of his Safe Rides program, which he launched last year, reports contactmusic.com..New York stands as the world.s icon for a New Year.s Eve celebration and Las Vegas is the biggest party destination in the country. By bringing this program to both of these great cities we will continue to show the rest of the country that a sophisticated holiday celebration doesn.t end when the ball drops, but when everyone gets home safely,. he said.The coupons will be distributed on New Year.s Eve. »
The Black Eyed Peas got their "Boom Boom Pow" on during a stop of their E.N.D. World Tour at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Tuesday night. The group "gotta feelin'" that 2010 will be a good year as they jam again from Sin City during "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010." Bandmember Fergie will serve as a co-host of the December 31 broadcast on ABC.
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Brittany Murphy’s death certificate has been filed and states that the manner of her death is “pending investigation”, according to reports. The immediate cause of the 32-year-old actress’s sudden death says “deferred” on the certificate, which was filed in Los Angeles earlier today. The Los Angeles Coroner’s office is still awaiting toxicology and tissue tests, before determining the exact cause of death. Murphy died on 20 December, after reportedly suffering cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home. An array of prescription drugs were found in her bedroom, coroner’s officers have confirmed. The Sin City star’s funeral was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in La on Christmas Eve. The results of Murphy’s toxicology tests »
- Iain Burchell
We are leaving Kubrick behind and fast approaching Hyams. If you get that reference, go grab yourself a cookie. It is time for us to reflect back on the decade that was. On January 1st, 2000, Disney released Fantasia 2000. On Wednesday, December 30th, 2009, The White Ribbon is set to bow. Between the release of these two films, thousands of films came and went, and some of them were far more memorable than others. It was a long trek getting this list together, but here are our collective top 100 films of the past decade.
Quick Year-to-Year by the Numbers:
2009 – 11
2008 – 11
2007 – 7
2006 – 14
2005 – 12
2004 – 8
2003 – 7
2002 – 12
2001 – 10
2000 – 8
93. Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’S Stone (2001) – Chris Columbus
90. Tasogare Seibei »
- Movie Geeks
I can’t remember why, I’ve slept since then, but, in January of 2000, I found myself sitting in front of a blank Word document. I had an idea in my head of what I wanted to do, and, now, 10 years later, I’m still working strong at it. I began keeping a sort of diary, listing the days and months and putting down the films I saw in the theater into it. I don’t remember why I only included movies I saw in the theater. I could have started just as an idea-giver on how many movies I actually saw each year (I also kept a running count each year). It began on January 7th, 2000, when I entered Bicentennial Man as my first film in this long and ever-growing endeavor.
In 2000, I saw 166 films in the theater. There were many a high (seeing Gladiator on May 5th and »
What's worth checking out inside?
The Winter movie release schedule for 2010 is pretty much a roll-of-the-dice for moviegoers. Obvious choices like Shutter Island and Alice in Wonderland will attract audiences for a variety of reasons. Will there be anything else that will standout over the next few months though? Here's a look at some possible flicks to check out and ones you may want to avoid.
2010 begins with the uber-popular vampire genre in Daybreakers. Vampires are still a draw these days and that alone will have people heading to the theaters. Having a top-notch cast that includes Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe could give this movie some life (pun intended). The story seems to be predictable though, and having vampires that aren't terrifying is getting a bit stale. In the end, fangs=$$$. This is one of those times where one should read the critics take on this before going in blind. »
Socialite Paris Hilton has walked down the aisle with America's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan. The happy couple exchanged I Dos in a 15-minute ceremony at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas. But the whole ceremony was just a stunt for Morgan's latest upcoming TV special, Piers Morgan On.... Las Vegas. Hilton showed off her sense of humour when she agreed to 'marry' the former Brit journalist and donned a long white bridal gown and veil. The 'couple' then exchanged vows and rings in front of witnesses including an Elvis Presley impersonator and a Marilyn Monroe lookalike. And the 28-year-old blonde insists the low-key celebration was typical of Sin City's shenanigans as »
- Nicola Pittam
The socialite showed off her sense of humour when she agreed to 'marry' the America's Got Talent judge in a staged 15-minute ceremony at the Little Church of the West for the upcoming U.K. programme Piers Morgan On... Las Vegas.
Morgan jokes, "You know what it's like - you have a few drinks, spend too long on the blackjack table, get overexcited and do something silly. I have to say, Paris scrubbed up to be a beautiful bride. It was magical."
The fake nuptials served as a useful practice session for Morgan, who proposed to journalist Celia Walden in Paris, France earlier this month. »
So you’ve unwrapped all of your Christmas presents, received three copies of District 9 from multiple uncommunicative family members, and the year of 2009 is about to be wrapped up. The debate is over: 2009 has been a great year for film. So what do you do now?
Why, start thinking about what’s around the corner, of course!
While there’s less in the way of interesting sci-fi, as 2009 will surely be remembered for, 2010 has plenty of interesting new films in store, as well as some remakes, reboots and sequels. Here’s a list of the 15 most anticipated films of 2010, in order of release, followed by a minefield of movies you might consider avoiding.
The Wolfman (February 12)
- John Cooper
So, here they are, accompanied by the year of release and number of votes received. They are ranked based on a combination of total votes and overall rating (which I didn’t include). So there are films that have more votes than others before them, but rank lower on the list due to their overall rating:
1. The Dark Knight (2008) 410,450
What does it say about our society if even Hollywood starlets don't feel up to much?
Did Hollywood kill Brittany Murphy, the Sin City actress who died of a heart attack? Her half-brother, Jeff Bertolotti, seems to think so. He said: "People come with their dreams and get chewed up alive and those who make it get chewed up alive anyway."
Murphy, 32, was said to suffer from a heart murmur and a food disorder. Reports state that up to 10 types of prescription drugs were found in her home – for bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and to stop seizures. There were also pain-relief pills, for what has been widely described as a "plastic surgery addiction" – breast job, nose job, lip job and liposuction – a list that can only be viewed with sadness and anger.
No one is claiming that Murphy was one of the acting greats but she does not deserve to »
- Barbara Ellen
Actress Brittany Murphy will be laid to rest at a small, private funeral on Christmas Eve, while a larger memorial service may be held early next year.Family spokesman Alex Ben Block said the Thursday funeral for the "Clueless" and "Girl, Interrupted" actress will be by invitation-only at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills.The 32-year-old actress died after collapsing at her Hollywood Hills home on Sunday.Authorities continue to investigate the death. An autopsy performed Monday was inconclusive, and the coroner's office is awaiting results of toxicology and tissue tests before determining an official cause of death.Murphy moved with her mother, Sharon, to Los Angeles when she was a teenager to pursue an acting career. She started out in sitcoms and commercials in the early 1990s before winning starring roles in several films.She played Eminem's love interest in "8 Mile" and Ashton Kutcher »
A funeral service for the late Brittany Murphy has been set, and it will take place on Christmas Eve, December 24, five days after her sudden passing. While it is still unclear who will attend the service, Radar Online reported on the one who is not invited, that is the father of the "Sin City" actress.
Angelo Bertolotti, who had been estranged from Murphy for the past eight years, told the site that even if he is invited, he won't come because he is too saddened by her death. "I just don't want to see that happen, I just want to remember her alive," he stated, adding that he'll visit her grave later on. "I'll wait about a month to go out there," so he said.
Meanwhile, a recently-issued press release confirmed that the 32-year-old actress will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles. »
Sink your teeth into this! From rumors of a budding romance between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart to Taylor Lautner returning as a bulked-up Jacob Black, "Extra" has the best "Twilight" moments of 2009.
Best 'Twilight' Moments of 2009Dakota Fanning Gets Her Fangs
Taylor Lautner Returns as Jacob Black
Lautner portrayed Black in “Twilight” — but the actor, then 16, had to look »
Hopefully most of you have already discovered the brilliantly addictive movie ranking website FlickChart located at FlickChart.com. If you haven't ever been there, check it out and sign up. The concept is simple: it shows you two movies and you choose which one you like more. In theory, with enough rankings, you'll organize a list of your all-time favorites. FlickChart took the data they've collected so far and put together a list of the Top 20 Films of the decade as decided by the 40,000 users, which skew more towards fans than critics, who have been ranking films since they started a few months ago. Read on to find out what they are! More details and a complete list of all the films ranked by FlickChart users can be found at this link here. FlickChart's Top 20 Films of the Decade: 20. Children of Men 19. Sin City 18. Finding Nemo 17. Casino Royale 16. The Bourne »
- Alex Billington
Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter has said the death of Sin City actress Brittany Murphy appeared to be "natural" but the results of detailed tests won't be known for several weeks.
The 32-year-old star was yesterday found unconscious in the bathroom by her mother.
Medics said she had gone into cardiac arrest and she was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital. There were no signs of foul play or trauma, said police.
Mr Winter, pictured above being interviewed outside Murphy's Hollywood Hills residence, told a press conference: "It appears to be natural at this time. We do understand she had a bit of medical history."
Reports claim Murphy suffered from asthma and diabetes as well as a heart condition that began in childhood. It's also been reported that prescription drugs were found in the house, which she shared with her British screenwriter husband Simon Monjack, but that no illegal drugs were found. »
- David Bentley
Director Robert Rodriguez has said that Sin City 2 will not be his next film. Despite reports that production on the movie adaptation of Dark Horse comic Sin City - written and illustrated by Frank Miller - will begin in the second half of 2010, Rodriguez indicated that the status of the sequel to his 2005 film is less certain. "I can't say no, because I don't know it's no," Rodriguez told Coming Soon. "I know Frank (more) »
- By Hugh Armitage
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