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Mariah Carey to play Vanessa Hudgens' mother? Ouch.

31 December 2009 8:46 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Can you see Mariah Carey as Vanessa Hudgens' mother?

Why not? She's 40 and Vanessa is 21. But that's not the point.

The point is whether Mariah wants to be seen as a 40-year-old mom in a new movie about a mother/daughter singing duo who audition for an "American Idol" kind of show. 

It could be a little more than the Diva can handle. Carey, who received good reviews for her small role in "Precious," is reported to be considering teaming up with the "High School Musical" cutie for the flick.

And it sounds like a Dream Team. So what's the hold up?

The only sticking point seems to be whether Mariah feels comfortable playing the mom of a teenager. She's reportedly a little sensitive when it comes to her age.

She could always use Sofia Vergara's excuse. But despite the annoying maternal business, it's possible that  Mariah may just succumb to the temptation. »

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Mariah Carey Could Be Vanessa Hudgens' Mom on Screen

30 December 2009 7:21 PM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

There is a chance that Mariah Carey will share screen with Vanessa Hudgens for her next feature film project. Words on the streets are, the five-time Grammy-winning singer is in talks to take on the role of a mother to the "Bandslam" beauty for a comedy movie that is based around the popular TV talent shows, "The X Factor" and "American Idol".

The 39-year-old is said to be keen on doing another film after gaining praises for her part in "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire". "Mariah is eager to capitalize on her acclaimed performance in Precious with another movie," an insider told Showbiz Spy. "There is one project where she would play one half of a mother and daughter singing duo who audition for a TV talent show. Vanessa Hudgens has already been approached for the daughter role."

Despite her eagerness to do another film, the "Obsessed »

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Zac Efron plants citrus trees for girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens` birthday

30 December 2009 8:05 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

High School Musical star Zac Efron treated girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens to a romantic 21st birthday present with a difference earlier this month – he planted three citrus trees on her Los Angeles estate. The actress was shooting new movie Sucker Punch in Canada when she turned 21 on December 14. When she returned home, she discovered Efron had picked out a trio of fruit trees and hired a gardener to plant the lemon, orange and tangerine plants in her yard. A source told a Us publication: 'Vanessa was incredibly touched by the gift.' »

- Ellie Pratt

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Preview of Ashley Tisdale's Appearance on MTV Show

30 December 2009 1:23 AM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Ashley Tisdale once again will be featured in new MTV's reality show "Styl'd", and a sneak peek of her upcoming appearance has surfaced. On Tuesday, December 29, MTV released a video which sees the Sharpay Evans of "High School Musical" series in a fitting room along with Brett, a junior stylist in the competition.

At the time, Brett was assigned to design various costumes for one of Ashley's live concerts. When he gets to display all of the outfits he has created however, he failed to impress the 24-year-old who had appeared on the show's December 20 episode as well. His enthusiasm is met by Ashley's critics.

The new episode of "Styl'd", which features the "It's Alright, It's Ok" hitmaker, will be aired on MTV at 10:00 P.M. this coming Saturday, January 2, 2010. The show itself follows five different junior assistants in fashion industry who are obliged to create costumes for different actors and musicians. »

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Call yourself a gleek yet? In a few weeks you might just have changed your tune

28 December 2009 2:28 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Hit Us television drama Glee, which boasts two big-selling albums and huge ratings, is on its way to UK screens

It has stormed the Us television ratings, been hailed as the best new show of the year and spawned two hit albums. Now the musical comedy Glee – an upbeat but spiky drama about a school's struggling singing club – arrives next month to liven up UK screens in a whirl of jazz hands and power ballads.

Watched by more than 8 million fans – who call themselves "gleeks" – during its first-season run in the Us this autumn, the show follows the attempts of an idealistic Ohio teacher to mould a bunch of high-school misfits into an award-winning "show choir".

Its feelgood mix of optimism, powerhouse vocals and dark humour immediately won over the critics when it debuted in May. Entertainment Weekly described it as "so good – so funny, so bulging with vibrant characters »

- Tim Lusher

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Disney Sees Superhero Dollars in Marvel Unknowns

28 December 2009 12:02 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Los Angeles -- Moviegoers have shown a willingness to be entangled by Spider-Man's web over and over again. Now, as Disney prepares to buy the comic-book powerhouse Marvel, it faces the question of whether fans will also get attached to characters as obscure as Ant-Man and Iron Fist.The Walt Disney Co. is making a $4.2 billion bet that they will as it nears completion of its acquisition of Marvel Entertainment Inc. this week. The cash-and-stock deal brings those characters and thousands of others to an entertainment empire that already includes Mickey Mouse, Kermit the Frog and Hannah Montana.Disney's biggest challenge will be to get enough people enthused about second-string superheroes to justify the price - about $1.2 billion, or 40 percent, more than what Marvel's stock was worth when the deal was announced Aug. 31.The high price means Disney will have to find new ways to earn revenue from Marvel - »

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Spike Lee Directs Michael Jackson’s “This Is It”

27 December 2009 2:46 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

While Michael Jackson's unexpected last concert documentary This Is It was helmed by dance choreographer turned High School Musical 3 director Kenny Ortega, the official music video for the King of Pop's posthumous single attracted a bigger and more talented filmmaker -- Academy Award nominated director Spike Lee. The video features scenes from Jackson's hometown of Gary, Indiana, edited together with photos and footage taken throughout Michael's career. Watch the video now, embedded after the jump. via: Perez »

- Peter Sciretta

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Top 10 Sexiest Actors of 2009

25 December 2009 1:27 AM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Hollywood cannot be separated from beauty and hot body. In fact, many

young Hollywood gain their legions of fans because of their good looks

although their talent still does play a factor in their fame. In the past

12 months alone, there are numerous hunks stealing the spotlight.

Acknowledging their charms, Celebrity Mania presents its readers the top

10 sexiest actors of 2009.

The actors who make the list must be in between 17 to 26 years old and

ought to have chiseled torsos. Besides, they have to have classy style as

evident on their neat appearance when attending formal events. Last but

not least, they have to be on the production of a movie or TV series

throughout the year. Among those who secure spots on the list are

"Gossip Girl" star Chace Crawford, "The Last Song" hunk Liam

Hemsworth, and "High School Musical" actor Corbin Bleu.

#10 Carter Jenkins


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Corbin Bleu Lends a Hand for Christmas Eve Lunch

25 December 2009 12:17 AM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Corbin Bleu has once again shown his compassionate side. On Thursday afternoon, December 24, the co-star of Zac Efron in "High School Musical" series volunteered to serve Christmas Eve lunch at the Los Angeles Mission. For the charity work, the 20-year-old took his father along to help out as well.

Beside being on hand during the event, the Issac of short-lived "The Beautiful Life: Tbl" also raised awareness and donations for the non-profit mission using his Twitter account. Telling his fans how to help out, he tweeted, "Merry Christmas! Thanks for supporting the La Mission Text2Give. Text "Gift" to 40579 to donate $5."

Corbin Bleu is not the only celebrity lending his hands for the serving of the lunch. The Disney actor/singer was joined by Boo Boo Stewart of "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse", Bonnie Hunt of "Cars" and Antonio Villaraigosa, the Los Angeles Mayor.

It is also not the first time »

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Vanessa Hudgens Seeks Justice Over Nude Photos

24 December 2009 8:43 PM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Vanessa Hudgens is reportedly serving a website with a legal drama over nude pictures of hers. TMZ, which was first to break the news, reported that the 21-year-old beauty has filed a lawsuit against the owners of www.moejackson.com due to a fact that the site has posted her "self-portrait photographs" and refused to take them down.

The lawsuit read, "The photos were obtained by unknown methods and posted on the Internet by an unknown person without Hudgens' knowledge or consent." TMZ further noted that the suit doesn't mentioned that the pictures taken using a cell phone capture the Gabriella Montez of "High School Musical" series in her birthday suit, but the photos on the site tell a different story.

The girlfriend of actor Zac Efron is reportedly seeking for damages. She also asks the judge to issue an injunction which orders the site to remove the images. At the same time, »

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Naked Vanessa Hudgens Now a Federal Matter

24 December 2009 12:46 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Safe to say that Mickey Mouse would definitely not approve. Hoping to keep her private parts private, Vanessa Hudgens is suing the owners of a website for posting her naked self-portaits. The Disneyfied starlet has gone to federal court in Los Angeles to ask a judge to order moejackson.com to remove her widely disseminated cell-phone images immediately. The High School Musical star is also seeking unspecified damages. Hudgens has also taken the step of registering her pics with the U.S. Copyright Office. "The photos were obtained by unknown methods and posted on the Internet by an unknown person without Hudgens' knowledge or consent," her suit states. The images first surfaced right »

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High School Musical’s Vanessa Hudgens To Sue Over Her Nude Pics

24 December 2009 9:36 AM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

High School Musical's Vanessa Hudgens to sue over her nude pics. According to TMZ, "High School Musical" star, Vanessa Hudgens is set to sue a website called moejackson.com for posting nude "self portrait photographs" of Vanessa and refusing to take them down. Apparently the photos were taken in her private home from a cell phone. They say the lawsuit explains how the photos were leaked,stating, "The photos were obtained by unknown methods and posted on the internet by an unknown person without Hudgens' knowledge or consent." Vanessa also registered the nude photos with the U.S. Copyright Office,and her lawyers were saying it's a copyright violation. However, Butter Media,which is the company that owns the website, was removed. »

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Vanessa Hudgens suing over nude pics. They're copyrighted after all!

24 December 2009 8:12 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

When a plea for common decency won't work, Vanessa Hudgens is hoping a lawsuit will.

Yes, that's right. The "High School Musical" star is getting litigious over some nude "self portrait photographs" that have been posted on the Internet, reports TMZ.com.

VHud is suing Butter Media, the owners of Moejackson.com, for posting and refusing to take down nude pics she took or herself on her cell phone.

How did these intimate photos get leaked? That's a mystery even to the Vanessa. "The photos were obtained by unknown methods and posted on the internet by an unknown person without Hudgens' knowledge or consent," reads the lawsuit.

But here's an interesting twist: She doesn't mention that the pictures are nude in the lawsuit, but she has registered the photos with the U.S. Copyright Office. So the website could be found to violate copyright and be forced to take the photos down. »

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Vanessa Hudgens sues Us website over nude pictures

24 December 2009 4:55 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Vanessa Hudgens is suing Us website MoeJackson.com for posting nude, 'self portrait photographs' of the High School Musical actress. The pictures, taken in a private home with a cell phone, 'were obtained by unknown methods and posted on the internet by an unknown person without Hudgens’ knowledge or consent', according to the lawsuit. Hudgens registered the nude photos with the Us Copyright Office, but Butter Media (owners of MoeJackson.com), refused to take them down. Hudgens’ federal lawsuit asks the judge for an injunction, requiring the site to remove the photos. She also asks for damages. »

- Ellie Pratt

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Hudgens Sues Over Nude Snaps

24 December 2009 4:06 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens is suing the owners of a website over the publication of photos which appear to show the actress naked.

The 21 year old was embroiled in scandal earlier this year when saucy snaps, which appeared to show her undressed, surfaced online.

Hudgens' lawyers battled to have the photos removed from the web and now she's taking legal action against one particular website which allegedly refused to take the pictures down.

She has filed suit against bosses at Moejackson.com, alleging a series of "self portrait photographs" taken in a private home with a cellphone were published on the site and remained on view even after her lawyers claimed copyright violation and ordered the pictures to be removed, according to TMZ.com.

The papers state, "The photos were obtained by unknown methods and posted on the internet by an unknown person without Hudgens' knowledge or consent."

The celebrity website is reporting that Hudgens' team has registered the nude photos with the U.S. Copyright Office.

She is seeking damages and an injunction to order the site to remove the pictures.

It's the second time Hudgens has been at the centre of a nude snaps scandal. She was previously left red-faced in 2007 when pictures taken of her posing provocatively both nude and in lingerie appeared online - forcing the Disney star to issue a public apology. »

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Vanessa Hudgens sues website for posting nude pics

23 December 2009 11:25 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Vanessa Hudgens is suing a Us website for posting a nude self-portrait of the High School Musical star. The 21-year-old actress is taking the owners of www.moejackson.com to court, claiming that the website posted and refused to remove nude 'self-portrait photographs' taken on a mobile phone in a private home. The lawsuit says that Hudgens didn't know anything about the pictures or how the internet site managed to get them. 'The photos were obtained by unknown methods and posted on the internet by an unknown person without Hudgens' knowledge or consent,' the lawsuit explains. However, the nude pictures were registered with the Us Copyright Office. Hudgens' lawyers claim that posting the pictures is a copyright »

- Jon Boon

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Stars To Feed The Homeless On Christmas Eve

22 December 2009 7:30 AM, PST | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

A host of stars will be at the Los Angeles Mission on Christmas Eve to help spread good will for the holiday season.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will join Corbin Bleu (High School Musical), Roxy Olin (Brothers and Sisters), Carolyn Hennesy (Cougartown), Stephanie Pratt (The Hills), Boo Boo Stewart (Twilight Eclipse), Donal Logue (The Patriot), Gilles Marini (Sex and the City), Victor Webster (Melrose Place), Rick Yune (Ninja Assassin), Jeremy London (Rain from Stars), and of course Santa at the Mission to feed the homeless.

Tough economic times hit the poor and homeless in countless ways – and at Christmas time the impact can be heartbreaking. Not enough money for necessities means not enough for toys for the children either.

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The X Factor, BBC Sports Personality of the Year, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Lolita? and Jamie's Family Christmas | TV review

19 December 2009 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Simon Cowell gave us plenty of stuffing on ITV as the BBC offered sport without personality, while an engaging BBC4 film tackled Nabokov's troubling obsession, says Phil Hogan

The week before Christmas is always what you might call a yawning chasm, with schedulers correctly assuming that everybody will be out shopping or being sick on the train so what's the point of wasting perfectly good programmes that will do nicely on Boxing Day evening with a white sauce?

Of course, there wasn't literally nothing on. The biggest slow-burner of the season went bang on Sunday night courtesy of The X Factor final, with young dreamers Olly and Joe still holding to the idea that you can have anything you want just by wanting it, which is a novelty to those of us who remember when "I want never gets" was the nation's favourite article of faith. But which of the boys wanted it most? »

- Phil Hogan

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Jessica Simpson Tries to Bail Friend Out of Jail

18 December 2009 7:54 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Jessica Simpson tried to be good friend when she visited the L.A. County Sheriff's Department in West Hollywood early Friday morning to try to bail out a pal. Unfortunately, the 29-year-old singer was turned away.

See photos of Jess from over the years

Simpson's makeup artist, Mary Phillips, was arrested at 1:30 Am for being drunk in public.

The Sheriff Department tells "Extra" Phillips could not be bailed out because detainees cannot be released until they are sober. »

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Review: Me And Orson Welles

18 December 2009 1:35 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Orson Welles will probably forever be considered one, if not the best directors to ever live. His Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons are considered to be two of the greatest films ever made. Not only was he an amazing director, but also an accomplished actor and in theater, film and radio. Me And Orson Welles picks him up as he forms the Mercury theater and the longest running Broadway version of Caesar.

I was initially turned off by this film simply because it starred Zac Efron and an unknown Christian McKay who is portraying Welles. After watching the trailer I figured I would set aside all of my negativity towards Mr High School Musical and go in with an open mind… not to mention I used to have a mad crush on Claire Danes. I came out with a huge smile on my face and a feeling of disappointment »

- Scott

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