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Mar082011

Jennifer Aniston Sex Tape, a Viral Video Wanna-Be

Jasper Juinen/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Aniston may not be a major box office draw, but she's figured out a way to attract people to her latest plug for Smart Water: shoot a video entitled "Jennifer Aniston Sex Tape."

The nearly three-minute-long ad features Aniston and a trio of Internet “advisors” trying to figure out how they can make a video go viral.  Aniston employs adorable puppies, a bird, Dirty Dancing babies and a couple of viral video stars -- lip-syncher Keenan Cahill and the Double Rainbow Guy -- before finally settling on slow motion shots of her flipping her hair while she drinks Smart Water.  At the end, Aniston asks her advisors what they want to title the video.  They reply, "Jennifer Aniston Sex Tape."

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Tuesday
Mar082011

James Bond in Drag for International Women’s Day

Sean Gallup/Getty Imag(LONDON) -- James Bond is certainly fond of women, and current 007 star Daniel Craig demonstrates that in a new video to mark Tuesday’s 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.  In the video, Craig stares straight ahead and expressionless in a suit as Judi Dench, the actress who has portrayed 007’s boss, “M,” for over 10 years, narrates a rundown of statistics to illustrate the injustices faced by women.

Halfway through the video, "M" asks 007, “For someone with a fondness for women, I wonder if you’ve ever considered what it means to be one?”  Craig then walks out of the camera frame and returns dressed in drag, complete with earrings, women’s shoes, makeup, a blond wig and a dress.  The actor removes the wig as the litany of statistics continues.

The video was commissioned by Equals, a coalition of British organizations that work to promote International Women’s Day, celebrated annually on March 8.

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Tuesday
Mar082011

Jewelry Store Defends Release of Surveillance Video in Lindsay Lohan Theft Case

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- The jewelry store where Lindsay Lohan allegedly stole a necklace is defending the release of surveillance video of the actress in the store at the time of the alleged theft. A spokesman for Kamofie & Co. in Venice, Calif. said in a statement obtained by People magazine, "We were upset with the various mischaracterizations we were seeing and hearing about the video and its contents, and we felt the video should be allowed to speak for itself." The store says it does not believe the release of the video will influence the outcome of Lindsay's criminal case.

The website NecklaceVideo.com says it has obtained "an exclusive license" for the footage, though Entertainment Tonight posted a clip on its own site on Monday. ET also aired footage on its show Monday night.

Kamofie & Co. says it did not grant permission to Lindsay to take the necklace, despite her reported claims that she had borrowed it. Lindsay has pleaded not guilty in the case.

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Tuesday
Mar082011

Charlie Sheen to Respond to Firing; Who Will Replace Him?

Jeff Vespa/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- If you haven't had your fill of Charlie Sheen's rantings yet, the actor will appear on Ustream Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET to give what's described as his "first on-camera public response to being terminated from Two and a Half Men.  During the show, at Ustream.tv/charliesheen, fans will be able to ask Charlie questions as well as listen to him ramble.

A statement announcing the online chat said, "Charlie 'The Warlock' Sheen will build this mass destruction, live right before your very eyes. Get a first hand look into his Tiger bloodstream, unlock his Adonis DNA, fear his warlock fangs, as he makes history as well as a ton of corporate enemies...the die has been cast. The gloves are off. The hatred pure and focused. Hear it live first hand unedited."

Meanwhile, TMZ is reporting that Two and a Half Men producer Chuck Lorre -- or at least his people -- has been in touch with Rob Lowe's agent about him possibly replacing Sheen. TMZ says one stumbling block to this idea is that Lowe, currently appearing in NBC's Parks and Recreation, is close with the Sheen family.

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Tuesday
Mar082011

Steven Tyler Says Upcoming Memoir Is a "Yearbook"

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The eagerly-anticipated memoir from Steven Tyler will arrive in stores May 10.  Titled Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?, Tyler says in a video message on his website that writing the book was like "watching your own yearbook.  Your own personal yearbook and I hope that that's what this is."

The book, according to HarperCollins.com, is "the unbridled truth, the in-your-face, up-close and prodigious tale of Steven Tyler, straight from the horse's lips."  It chronicles Tyler's childhood, the creation of Aerosmith, the successes and perils the band faced, his relationship with his children and, of course, the publisher says, "all the unexpurgated, brain-jangling tales of debauchery, sex & drugs and transcendence you will ever want to hear."

Tyler said writing Does the Noise in My Head was "beyond cathartic" and added that it's "one step better than having an album with your songs on it from the '70s and it being 2010."

The frontman is currently a judge on American Idol but is also working on a new Aerosmith album.

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Tuesday
Mar082011

Phil Collins: 'Retirement' Comments Taken Out of Context

Ian Gavan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After an interview appeared in FHM in which Phil Collins seemed to announce that he was quitting music, and a subsequent denial by his spokesperson, Collins himself is now speaking out about what's really going through his mind.

In a posting on his official website, Phil says those quotes in FHM were taken out of context.

"Why they were printed at all is a mystery," he writes, "as I haven't spoken to anybody in the press for a few months. However, many of the articles printed over the last few months have ended up painting a picture of me that is more than a little distorted."

Phil then explained that he is taking a break from music, but it's not because of "dodgy reviews" or "bad treatment in the press."  He also said, "I'm not stopping because I don't feel loved.  I know I still have a very large fanbase that loves what I do, thank you."  He further clarified, "I'm not stopping because I don't fit in [with today's music scene]," and cited the number one debut of his most recent CD, Goin' Back, in the U.K., as proof.  Finally, he denied he was stopping because he wanted to spend all his time focusing on his hobby -- studying the Alamo.

Phil went on to say, "I am stopping so I can be a full time father to my two young sons on a daily basis."  Phil's two youngest sons, Nicholas and Matthew, from his third marriage to Orianne Cevey, are both under the age of 10.

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Tuesday
Mar082011

Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, More Added to CMA Festival Lineup

Digital Vision/Photodisc(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, Sara Evans, Chris Young, Little Big Town and Josh Turner are the latest additions to the 2011 CMA Music Festival performers lineup. The Janedear Girls and Ashton Shepherd will also take the stage at the festival, running June 9-12 in Nashville.

They will join previously announced acts Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Reba, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, and Martina McBride.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. The CMA Music Festival will once again be filmed for an ABC special airing later this year.

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Tuesday
Mar082011

'Glee, The Music: Volume 5' Released; Gwyneth Paltrow Back on Show

Columbia Records(NEW YORK) -- Tuesday is a big day for Gleeks everywhere.

Not only does the latest soundtrack album from Glee arrive in stores, but after taking a week off, the show itself returns on Fox, with Gwyneth Paltrow back as substitute teacher Holly Holliday.

Among the songs performed on the episode, which is titled "Sexy," are Prince's "Kiss," Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide," Joan Jett's "Do You Wanna Touch Me," Neon Trees' "Animal" and "Afternoon Delight" by one-hit wonders The Starland Vocal Band.

Some of those tracks can be found on new album -- Glee, The Music: Volume 5 -- along with other songs from this season and the show's first-ever original songs: "Loser Like Me" and "Get It Right."

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Tuesday
Mar082011

Britney Spears, Madonna Sharing 'Out' Magazine Covers

Jive Records(NEW YORK) -- Britney Spears and Madonna will be featured on two separate covers of the April issue of Out magazine, a prominent gay publication.

The mag is calling the issue "Ladies We Love," saying it's dedicated to "women who inspire, scandalize, educate and excite us -- in a different way than they excite the other boys."  Spears' cover was just shot, while the Madonna cover features never-before-seen photos taken in 1982, before she became a star.

On Wednesday, Out.com will unveil an intimate interview with Spears, as well as all the photos from the shoot.  On March 14, the Madonna photos will be featured on the website.

The magazine, with both covers, hits newsstands March 29, which is conveniently the same day that Spears' new disc, Femme Fatale, arrives in stores.

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Tuesday
Mar082011

Phil Collins Not Retiring, Says Rep

Ian Gavan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Despite a recent interview with FHM magazine which seemed to indicate that he'd be giving up music for good, Phil Collins' rep tells People magazine that Collins "is not, has no intention of, retiring."

In fact, Collins is simply taking some time off to recuperate from his health problems -- he has nerve damage in his hands that renders him incapable of holding a set of drumsticks, or playing the piano.

Last fall, Collins told People magazine that he wanted to take "some real serious time off" and spend time with his two youngest sons.

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