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Jul152011

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Not Getting Married

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- While still very much in love, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will not be walking down the aisle any time soon.

A source tells People.com that the recent marriage rumors are completely "false."  The source added, "There is no evidence nor any single truth" to the many recent media reports that the couple will wed soon.

However, Jolie told ABC News last year that she and Pitt would get married if their children asked them to, admitting, "I think it would be hard to say no to the kids."

Recently, Pitt has been busy shooting his latest film, World War Z, in Malta.  Jolie is back in Los Angeles, after spending quality time with Pitt and the children on the island.

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Friday
Jul152011

Does George Clooney Have a New Girlfriend?

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- George Clooney recently split with Elisabetta Canalis, but rumor has it that he's already got himself another gal pal that he will be taking to the Venice Film Festival next month.

However, that's news to Clooney.  The actor said in a statement sent to E! News that you can't believe everything you read.

He explained, "The Italian press, from Corriere Della Sera to TGCOM, Ansa, NewNotizie, Sky.it and even Vanity Fair are all running a story that quotes me as saying that I'm bringing a 'new girl' to the Venice Film Festival.  I never made that statement and it's not true.  It was made up to sell tabloid magazines.  It's a ridiculous lie and should be corrected as publicly as it was originally written."

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Thursday
Jul142011

Movie Review: ‘Winnie the Pooh’

Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An animated children's movie with no flatulence, no gross-out jokes, that doesn't speak down to kids and is in 2-D? That can't possibly work ... unless it's Winnie the Pooh.  This adorable Disney film features Pooh and all of his familiar friends who generations of kids have come to love, including Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga, Roo and, of course, Christopher Robin.
 
This version features a warm and intelligent narration from Monty Python legend John Cleese. In several scenes, Cleese interacts with the characters, most notably Pooh, such as when the tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff is "so distracted by his rumbly tummy, that he didn't notice he was walking onto the next paragraph." Pooh hears Cleese and asks, "What is a paragraph?" Cleese replies, "It's a group of sentences that form a complete thought," Pooh asks, "Is there honey in this paragraph?" When Cleese kindly answers, "Oh, sorry, Pooh. No," our hero declares, "Well, then, I don't find it very useful." Perhaps the text doesn't do it justice but the innocence and humor of that scene is consistent throughout the film.
 
You also will thoroughly enjoy how a ridiculous misinterpretation of a note left by Christopher Robin leads the inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood on a witch hunt for a monster called a "Backson." The Backson inspires one of the movie's best numbers, a song you may find yourself singing with your children for years to come.
 
And speaking of singing, it was a master stroke getting actress and singer Zooey Deschanel to contribute to the soundtrack. Deschanel's voice, like the 2-D animation, is a throwback to earlier films and contributes to Winnie the Pooh's warm, authentic feel.
 
Two words best describe this Winnie the Pooh: adorable and classic.

Four out of five stars.

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Thursday
Jul142011

Kate Hudson's New Boy Named Bing

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Kate Hudson has chosen an unconventional name for her new son with Muse frontman Matt Bellamy: Bingham "Bing" Hawn Bellamy. Bellamy revealed the news via Twitter.

"So happy! Just had a baby boy, Bingham 'Bing' Hawn Bellamy. Born 7Ib 12Oz, on 9th July," he wrote. "Mum and baby are strong and healthy. Mum was a warrior, Bing popped out after 4.5 hours of intense pushing!"

Hudson also has a seven-year-old son with her ex-husband, Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson. His name is Ryder.

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Thursday
Jul142011

Emmy Nominations: 'Mildred Pierce,' 'Mad Men,' 'Boardwalk Empire' Lead

Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- The HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce leads all nominees for the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards Nominations -- the five-part production, starring Kate Winslet, received a whopping 21 in total.  

The most nominated series is Mad Men, with 19, followed by freshman drama Boardwalk Empire, with 18.

The nominations were announced Thursday morning at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater in North Hollywood by Fringe star Joshua Jackson and Mike & Molly and Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy, who received her first Emmy nod for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.  The Emmys will air Sept. 18 and will be hosted by Glee star Jane Lynch, who also received a nomination.

Here are the nominees in some of the major categories. A full list of nominees is available at Emmys.com.

Outstanding Drama Series

Dexter, Showtime
The Good Wife, CBS
Friday Night Lights, DirecTV and NBC
Boardwalk Empire, HBO
Game of Thrones, HBO
Mad Men, AMC

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Glee (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
Louis C.K. - Louie
Steve Carell - The Office
Johnny Galecki - The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc - Episodes
Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Actor in a Drama
Steve Buscemi - Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler - Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall - Dexter
Jon Hamm - Mad Men
Hugh Laurie - House
Timothy Olyphant - Justified

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy
Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey - 30 Rock
Laura Linney - The Big C
Martha Plimpton - Raising Hope
Melissa McCarthy - Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler - Parks And Recreation

Outstanding Actress in a Drama

Connie Britton - Friday Night Lights
Kathy Bates - Harry's Law
Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife
Mireille Enos - The Killing
Mariska Hargitay - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Elisabeth Moss - Mad Man

Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
James Woods - Too Big To Fail
Greg Kinnear - The Kennedys
Barry Pepper - The Kennedy
Edgar Ramirez - Carlos
William Hurt - Too Big to Fail
Idris Elba - Luther
Laurence Fishburne - Thurgood

Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Taraji P. Henson - Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
Diane Lane - Cinema Verite
Jean Marsh - Upstairs Downstairs
Elizabeth McGovern - Downton Abbey
Kate Winslet - Mildred Pierce

Outstanding Reality -- Competition Program
The Amazing Race
, CBS
American Idol, Fox
Dancing With The Stars
, ABC
So You Think You Can Dance?
, Fox
Project Runway, Bravo
Top Chef
, Bravo

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Thursday
Jul142011

'House' Losing a Cast Member?

Michael Caulfield/Getty Images for PCA(LOS ANGELES) -- Jesse Spencer, who has played the role of Dr. Robert Chase for all seven seasons of Fox's drama House, is not leaving the show.

On Tuesday, Spencer tweeted, "I'm coming back for season 8 with a tan and a busted board" -- complete with a picture of a dinged up surfboard.

In May, original cast member Lisa Edelstein announced she was quitting the show, while star Hugh Laurie recently said he felt the eighth season of the show may likely be its last.

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Thursday
Jul142011

Final 'Harry Potter' Movie Breaks Records before Opening Day

2011 Warner Bros. Ent./ Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R.(NEW YORK) -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has already broken several records ahead of the series finale's nationwide opening in theaters on Friday.

Advance ticket sales have reached a new pre-opening record of more than $32 million.  Many midnight and first-day show times are already sold out across the country.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 will be showing on more than 11,000 screens in 4,375 locations, which is a record for the Harry Potter series.  In addition, more than 3,800 locations will be opening the film at midnight on Thursday night.

The film is also being released on 274 IMAX screens nationwide, which smashes another industry record.

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Thursday
Jul142011

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Planning a Wedding?

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- If a new report is to be believed, A-list couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are hard at work planning a wedding.

After six years -- and caring for six children together -- Pitt, 47, and Jolie, 36, plan to tie the knot "within the next few months," reports Us Weekly.  Citing multiple unnamed sources, the magazine insists the "intimate and informal" ceremony could be held at "their newly renovated Chateau Miraval in Correns, France," which reportedly features a 16th-century chapel.

This would be Pitt's second trip down the aisle, and Jolie's third.  Pitt's 2000 marriage to Jennifer Aniston famously fizzled in 2005 after he worked with Jolie on Mr. & Mrs. Smith.  Jolie was married to actor Jonny Lee Miller in 1996 but was divorced three years later.  In 2000, she married Billy Bob Thornton; that marriage also lasted three years.

Jolie and Pitt are raising three adopted children together -- Maddox, 9, Pax, 7, and Zahara, 6, -- and three biological kids, Shiloh, 5, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 3.

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Thursday
Jul142011

Kathy Griffin, Mike Tyson, Reggie Bush Slated for New Reality Series

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- CBS has revealed the identities of a few of the celebrities who will take part in its new reality series, Same Name.

Kathy Griffin, Mike Tyson, and football player Reggie Bush will star on the show, in which celebrities trade lives with people who share the same name as they.

David Hasselhoff will be featured in the season premiere, airing July 24.

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Thursday
Jul142011

Renee Zellweger Dating John Stamos?

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Renee Zellweger explored Disneyland with John Stamos on Monday, sparking rumors that the two may be dating.

An eyewitness tells Us Weekly that the two "were having a great time laughing and dancing as they walked from one ride to another" at the California theme park.

Zellweger and Bradley Cooper broke up earlier this year.

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