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Tuesday, July 31,2012

Peter Jackson: There Will Be a Third 'Hobbit' Film

Peter Jackson says that The Hobbit – originally planned for release as a two-part series – will now be a trilogy, with the third film arriving in the summer of 2014, the Associated Press reports.
Friday, July 27,2012

Dane Cook uses Aurora tragedy as comic fodder

Comedian Dane Cook brashly dove into last week’s theater shooting that occurred during The Dark Knight Rises screening in Aurora, Colo., incorporating the still-raw tragedy into his stand-up routine at The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles on Thursday night. The Daily Caller website posted a video that featured the following bit:
Friday, July 27,2012

Katherine Jackson 'Devastated' to Lose Custody of Son Michael's Children

Reading a prepared statement on ABC's Nightline last night, Katherine Jackson said she was "devastated" to lose custody over the three children of her late son Michael Jackson. Yesterday, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge made the king of pop's nephew, Tito's son T.J. Jackson, the temporary guardian of Paris, Prince and Blanket Jackson.
Wednesday, July 25,2012

'The Hobbit' Filmmakers in Deep Talks With Warner Bros. to Make Third Movie

Peter Jackson is looking to return to Middle Earth yet again. Sources close to the production of The Hobbit say the filmmaker has concluded that he wants to turn his upcoming two-film adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien epic into a trilogy. That would require additional shooting that sources say could take place next summer for about two months in New Zealand.
Wednesday, July 25,2012

Bratz Dolls Manufacturer Sues Lady Gaga for $10 Million

MGA Entertainment, the manufacturer of the popular Bratz line of dolls, has filed a lawsuit against Lady Gaga and her management firm over a breach of contract, reports Bloomberg. MGA alleges Gaga, her management company Atom Factory and the Universal Music Group-owned merchandising firm Bravado International Group delayed the approval of a Gaga doll line, and the company is seeking over $10 million in damages.
Wednesday, July 25,2012

Christian Bale visits hospitalized victims of Colorado shooting

In the wake of Friday’s shooting at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo., Warner Bros. canceled the cast’s appearances at premieres abroad, but Christian Bale has quickly found himself with a ticket to a new destination: On Tuesday afternoon the actor was in Aurora visiting victims of the shooting.
Tuesday, July 24,2012

Sherman Hemsley Dies at 74

Sherman Hemsley, who played George Jefferson on The Jeffersons, has died at 74, according to police.
Tuesday, July 24,2012

Warner Bros. to Make 'Substantial' Donation to Colorado Shooting Victims

Warner Bros., the studio behind The Dark Knight Rises, is making a donation to charities supporting victims of the Aurora, Colo., shooting rampage.
Tuesday, July 24,2012

Alleged Battery at Jackson Home Exposes Family Tension

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were summoned to the home of Michael Jackson's mother Monday on reports of a fight involving several family members, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Monday, July 23,2012

Mariah Carey joins 'American Idol'

Paula Abdul, Jennifer Lopez and now … Mariah Carey. Fox just made it official: Carey is the latest successful pop diva to join American Idol. The 42-year-old will join the judges table for season 12.