Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mary Parent Lands Producing Deal at Paramount

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Mary Parent has landed a production deal at Paramount. The former chairman of MGM's worldwide motion picture group, Parent finally left the studio in October after a year of stalled production operations.

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IT?S A SIGN ROUND-UP: ?Californication?s? Madeline Zima to UTA; Showrunner Rob LaPlante to CAA

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The week's worth of agency signings.

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starting to really think Fantasia is pulling one big publicity stunt with all this

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Photos | Justin Bieber Turns 17! What's In Store For Him This Year?

Justin Bieber Turns 17! What's In Store For Him This Year?

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IT'S A SIGN: Music Producing Team Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff Ink With WME

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The duo's hits include "Now That We Found Love," "Love Train" and "Me and Mrs. Jones."

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TRAILER: Jake Gyllenhaal in New 'Source Code' Teaser

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Summit has released a second trailer for "Source Code," the Duncan Jones-directed time-shifting thriller that stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga. It will have its world premiere at SXSW in March.

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American Idol Judges 2010 ? New Judges Officially Announced

American Idol Judges 2010. Finally, it?s officially announced the American Idol?s new judges. Please welcome, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler who will join Randy Jackson to sit on the panel. So, its ended the months speculation of who will replace the departure of Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi. The statement was declared by [...]

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Justin Bieber Celebrates B-Day with Selena Gomez!

Justin Bieber celebrated his 17th birthday in Los Angeles, California yesterday (March 1). � The ?Baby? singer was spotted with none other than Selena Gomez as they made their exit from Maggiano?s at The Grove.� The couple reportedly, looked comfortable and cozy together as they enjoyed their dinner. Happy Birthday Justin!

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Presented Without Comment: Fishsticks Kills A Joan Jett Song (And All Libidos)

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Vanessa Hudgens Prepares For Beastly Bow

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Wanna See Some Of Charlie Sheen?s Home Movies???

We have no idea why Charlie Sheen feels the need to document and share all this, but he does so…here ya go! Check out some home videos straight from inside the Sober Valley Lodge, an exclusive from Dateline . (above) We don't know what's going over there….and we don't want to know

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Charlie Sheen Claims Two And A Half Men Is Coming Back

That should make Jon Cryer happy. Although, honestly, we really have to take everything Charlie says with a grain of salt so who knows if there's actually any truth behind his claims that a "deal is close" to getting Two and a Half Men back on the air. Charlie Sheen called up Philadelphia's Wired 96.5 radio station on Friday and expressed how optimistic he was that the show was coming back. Calling in to the Chio and Shila Show , Charlie told the radio hosts that "it feels like all parties" were close to coming to a deal and that, "Absolutely the gig's coming back, I have absolute faith in that." But that wasn't all. Charlie of course added in some of his daily pearls of wisdom to share: "My super powers are blowing it up completely … I think were winning this morning. This connection sucks … can I call you back? What did you all do in that missing ten seconds without me? Did it feel like your lives had ended? I think I just figured out what AT&T stands for … always terrible talk … yeah, lawsuits a' coming." And when he was asked about claims that Chuck Lorre never paid him a compliment, Charlie responded: "No, I mean I shouldn't say a compliment, those were thrown about … but behind those compliments were the disdain of judgment and the stench of lies." Hmm. With such harsh words about the show's creator, we hardly see a reason why he would agree to bring the show back on the air with Charlie. Guess we'll just have to wait and see…

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Katy Perry Sesame Street Video ? Too Hot for Kids

Katy Perry Sesame Street Video. Man loves it, but not parents! So many parent complained Katy Perry?s outfits in the Sesame Street video, where she duet with Elmo. They opined the dress was showing too much cleavage. So, the video pull down from the TV broadcast. Originally, the segment was supposed to broadcast on New [...]

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Charlie Sheen Threatens Custody War with Denise

Filed under: Charlie Sheen , Denise Richards , Celebrity Justice , Dirty Divorces Charlie Sheen has been yakking with Denise Richards , threatening to strip her of child custody ... sources connected with the former couple tell TMZ.

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Gary Winick, 'Bride Wars' Director, Dies At 49

Filmmaker, also behind 'Letters to Juliet' and 'Tadpole,' lost his battle with brain cancer.
By Eric Ditzian

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Gary Winick, the 49-year-old director behind "Bride Wars" and "Letters to Juliet," has died, following a battle with brain cancer, according to multiple reports.

In addition to his mainstream credits, Winick boasted a résumé filled with independent fare as well. He produced and directed 2002's "Tadpole," a breakout coming-of-age hit at Sundance, and produced 2003's "Pieces of April," for which Patricia Clarkson received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. Other production credits include Richard Linklater's "Tape" and Steve Buscemi's "Lonesome Jim." Winick also directed "13 Going on 30" in 2004 and a live-action adaptation of "Charlotte's Web," which grossed more than $140 million worldwide in 2006. In total, according to TheWrap, he produced 19 films.

The filmmaker's death was first made public via Twitter, in an update from producer Matt Dentler, who wrote, "Gary Winick died today. Too late to make the Oscars tribute, but way too early. He leaves behind a legacy of supporting indie film and NYC."

"He was suffering from brain cancer for quite some time, and it ultimately metastasized throughout his body," his manager, Rosalie Swedlin, told The Hollywood Reporter. "What's remarkable is that after his first surgery, he was able to direct 'Letters to Juliet.' It was a battle that we thought he had won, and ultimately they just didn't get it all."

A memorial service is in the works and people will be asked to make charitable donations. "Gary was an incredibly important figure in the indie movement," Swedlin said. "He will be missed."

Share your thoughts for Gary Winick's friends and family in the comments.

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Justin Bieber Asks Fans To Donate To Charity For His 17th Birthday

'I really want my birthday to be all about helping others,' teen star shared on Charity: Water's website.
By Jocelyn Vena

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Ever wonder what you might get Justin Bieber for his 17th birthday? Well, the pop star has the answer. In honor of his big day, he's working with the nonprofit Charity: Water, requesting that his fans donate money to the cause that brings clean water to developing nations.

"I have had an incredible year and it is all due to the fans helping me live my dream. I'm turning 17 years old on Tuesday [March 1] and have so much to be grateful for!" Bieber wrote on the charity's website. "So this year, I really want my birthday to be all about helping others. Instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking friends, family and fans to consider donating $17 for my 17th birthday to help make a change," he continued. "One hundred percent of all donations go directly to building clean water projects in developing countries with Charity: Water, and we'll be able to see photos and GPS of the projects we helped build!"

The teen star then gave his fans some facts about why they should get involved. "Together, we've made a big difference for many causes. Did you know that about 4,500 kids die each day from waterborne disease?" he shared. "By building clean water projects for villages that need them, we can prevent this! I want to make my birthday matter this year — let's make it so more kids can grow up to have a 17th birthday like me. Join me to make a change.

"I'm really so grateful for my family, friends and fans — and I believe we can do something big to help bring clean water to people in need," he added. "Even if you don't have $17 to give, I just ask you to go out in your community and try and make a positive difference. Even the smallest act of kindness can go a long way. Thanks and God Bless! #makeachange."

As it turns out, his call has already been answered by his fans. Charity: Water tweeted, " Thanks to all you Beliebers, we hit $7 million raised on mycharity: water today! #makeachange."

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Karen Rodriguez Creates Bilingual Stir on American Idol

If most American Idol viewers agree that Pia Toscano put on the best semifinalist performance last night among the remaining 12 women, these same fans would say that Karen Rodriguez put on the most interesting.

Perhaps even the most scandalous, according to THG readers.

The New York native threw in a twist to her rendition of Mariah Carey's "Hero," singing almost half of the song in Spanish. This actually riled up a few respondents in our blog, who called Karen out for daring to be different.

Watch the performance now and sound off: Do you see anything wrong with the inclusion of a Spanish verse?

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