Saturday, 30 April 2011

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Is Put On Hold

Funding cutbacks have forced the hibernation of the Allen Telescope Array--that's the series of dishes used to search for radio signals from alien life. The SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute's Jill Tarter explains what the loss means for the search.


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Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper Split!


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Prince William and Kate Middleton To Get Married, Princess Diana to Be Honored at Wedding

Prince William, second in the line to the British royal throne, is getting married with his long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey. Prince William & Kate Middleton will pay a tribute to Princess Diana when the first wedding hymn sung plays Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer.

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Rachel Uchitel Found New Man & Planning to Open Private Investigation Company

Tiger Woods' Former Mistress Rachel Uchitel is dating insurance underwriter Matt Hahn in her life and is planning to open a private investigation business.

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Martin Sheen Calls Son Charlie "Emotionally Crippled"

Charlie Sheen is not going to be happy about this! His father, Martin Sheen, is speaking out about the Two and A Half Men star's public meltdown.


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The Hangover 2 Producers Sued For Mike Tyson Face Tattoo Ripoff

If you've seen The Hangover, you know Mike Tyson has a small, but pivotal and hilarious role. He's not in the sequel, but if you've seen The Hangover 2 previews, you know his infamous face tattoo is - when Ed Helms wakes up with it.

The guy who tattooed Tyson in real life years ago is unamused.

The Hangover 2 Clip - Where Are We?

S. Victor Whitmill claims he created AND copyrighted the tat he affixed to Mike Tyson's face in 2003, and is suing Warner Bros. in federal court.

Whitmill says he's never allowed anyone to use the image and that the studio violated his copyright by using it on a hung over Helms in the film.

In addition to wanting the scenes cut from the film (don't bet on it) Whitmill is also demanding a cash settlement of an undisclosed amount.

No comment yet from Tyson, who remains certifiably nuts for having that design - however artistic - tattooed on his face. His face.

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A cold but rewarding start to the day... Saturday 17 July 2010


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Relativity, Bing float Hawaii studio

Film News: Eco-friendly facilities contingent on doubling of state incentive -- Promising exponential increases to Hawaii's production revenues, Ryan Kavanugh's Relativity Media and Steve Bing's Shangri-La Entertainment have proposed building two $200 million eco-friendly studios in the state, provided that the state increases its current 20% film incentive program.


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Brit Marling in 'Another Earth' Trailer

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Sleep-Deprived Rats Take "Brain Naps"

Reporting in the journal Nature, researchers measuring brain activity in sleep deprived-rats say some neurons in rats' brains can enter a sleep state, even though the rats are still awake. UCLA Medical School psychiatry professor Christopher Colwell explains the findings.


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Leighton Meester: Big Apple Babe

Stepping out for a fun-filled day in New York City, Leighton Meester was spotted leaving her Big Apple hotel on Friday (April 29).

The ?Gossip Girl? gal looked cute in heels, skinny black jeans, a tank top and a hat as she made her way out of her temporary digs with a mystery male.

In other news, Ms Meester has been busy adding more and more films to her acting resume.

Her latest flick, ?Monte Carlo? which stars Selena Gomez, Katie Cassidy and Cory Monteith is due out in theaters this July.


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Kylie Will Make Your Life Better!!!

We felt so lucky that we got to see Kylie Minogue's last (and her first) tour of America, which was like a greatest hits mashup of her best songs and best tour moments.
We didn't think we could possibly outdo herself.
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Friday, 29 April 2011

'Thor' Star Chris Hemsworth Says There's 'Tension' In 'Avengers'

'You've got big egos on these superheroes,' he tells MTV News.
By Kara Warner, with reporting by Josh Horowitz

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All of MTV News' recent interactions with Chris Hemsworth, a.k.a. the man about to grace movie screens as the God of Thunder in "Thor," have naturally been very focused on the highly anticipated film and all the nerdy details that come with portraying a comic book superhero.

We love everything "Thor," of course, but since the Norseman will also be appearing in the possibly even more anticipated and mysterious "Avengers" movie, we can't help but pester everyone in the high-profile cast about the film, which just started production.

So when we caught up with Hemsworth recently to expand on our ever-growing database of "Thor" information, we prodded the Aussie for some "Avengers" details. Although he couldn't give us much, he seemed excited that his onscreen brother Loki (played by Tom Hiddleston) will be joining him on set, as well as the potential for a superhero smackdown.

"[It's great] to have my brother there. Even if we don't get along," Hemsworth joked. "[Hiddleston] is fantastic. [He gave] an incredible, incredible performance in the film, and he's going to do the same in this one."

With regard to how all those superheroes will be interacting, particularly Tony Stark, Hemsworth said the environment will be tense.

"There's certainly some tension. You've got big egos on these superheroes," he said. "None of them want to be told what to do or form an alliance with these people who they don't understand anything about," he said. "In the comic books, you see that it's not an easy mix; that's definitely in [the movie]."

When asked if we'll see the ensemble cast (Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Hemsworth and Hiddleston) come to blows, Hemsworth surprised us with an answer in the affirmative.

"Well, you'd want it, wouldn't you? Otherwise, why are we all there? I think it would be safe to say you can expect something like that," he said.

Check out everything we've got on "The Avengers."

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Dr. Murray's Lawyer Goes Hog Wild

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Dr. Conrad Murray 's lawyers want to use a piglet to prove that Propofol can be ingested. During today's court hearing, Judge Michael Pastor referenced attorney Michael Flanagan's suggestion to introduce evidence of a pig ingesting Propofol. … Read more


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Pippa Middleton Before and After The Royal Wedding (PHOTOS)

Kate Middleton's little sister Pippa Middleton did everything a Maid of Honor was suppose to do. From taking care of the flower girls to holding the train, she looked amazing without upstaging the bride.

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Mod, Ikiru to produce 'Ghost'

International News: Film Factory takes international rights -- Mod Producciones, the producer of Alejandro Amenabar's "Agora" and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Biutiful," is teaming with Spain's Ikiru Films, Ciskul and Think Studio to produce Javier Ruiz Caldera' "Ghost Graduation."


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Legit Reviews: Holocaust-themed song-and-dancer is a thoroughly earnest endeavor, but earnestness doesn't necessarily ensure entertainment.


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Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress Revealed! And It's Amazing

Kate MiddletonBehold! Kate Middleton's wedding dress! The blushing bride made her long-awaited arrival at Westminster Abbey looking elegant and stunning in a long-sleeve lace, ivory and satin gown...


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Matt And Kim Promise A 'Sweaty Dance Party' At O Music Awards

Show streams live from Las Vegas tonight at 11 p.m. ET on and
By Kara Warner, with reporting by Gabi Gregg

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While MTV News is getting ready to rock out at the O Music Awards, streaming live tonight from Las Vegas at 11 p.m. ET, we have our team reporting from in and around the festivities, trying to get the scoop from fans and featured musicians alike.

MTV TJ Gabi Gregg caught up with creative duo Matt and Kim to get some details about their upcoming performance, as well as their thoughts on Chiddy Bang's efforts to win the "Longest Rap Freestyle" crown.

"We hope it's going to be in typical Matt and Kim fashion," keyboardist Matt Johnson said of their performance. "A sweaty dance party, I think."

"I don't even think we have to think about it," drummer Kim Schifino added. "I think Vegas is going to bring that for us."

Regarding what they could tease about said sweaty dance party, Johnson teased that there will be audience involvement and possibly a few balloons.

"We've been known to play in the center of the room with our audience around us. We're so much about the whole thing being a part of the experience," he said. "Not just us; the whole audience is part of the experience too, and in this situation, I love that we're going to be in the center of the crowd.

"I do know that there's a thing called globophobia, which is the fear of balloons, and there might be a lot of balloons involved coming up later," he teased.

Schifino and Johnson haven't been focusing all their attention on the performance, however. They're especially interested in Chiddy Bang's nine-hour freestylin' feat.

"We were watching online," Schifino said. "I've also been twittering at him, throwing out things he could talk about. I don't know if he's actually incorporated any of that, but, you know, typical 'Kim is awesome,' 'Kim has a slammin' booty.' "

Awesome Kim-isms aside, Schifino went on to say that she's amazed that Chiddy, a.k.a. Chiddy Bang's Chidera Anamege, has the stamina to keep rapping.

"It's stressful to watch, because you're there rooting for him," she said. "He can't take more than a three-second break. I couldn't talk for nine hours, let alone freestyle and be creative with it."

The inaugural O Music Awards will stream live from Las Vegas tonight at 11 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. PT on Tune in to see who will reign supreme in categories like Most Viral Dance, Funniest Music Short and NSFW Music Video!

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Justin Bieber To Co-Star With Mark Wahlberg In Street Ball Movie

Movie inspired by Bieber's participation in a charity basketball game held during NBA's All-Star weekend.
By Gil Kaufman

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Justin Bieber already has one of the top-grossing documentaries of all time with "Never Say Never." And he's gotten his feet wet doing a little acting on "CSI." So it just stands to reason that his next move is to full-on star in a movie, right?

Enter superfan Mark Wahlberg, who knows a thing or two about making the transition from teenybopper pinup to movie-opening star. Wahlberg — who in August said, "the world needs Justin Bieber ... Justin Bieber is like the white Tupac" — told New York magazine this week, "Justin Bieber and I are going to do a movie together."

That's right. Wahlberg said he's in talks with Paramount on the project and hopes to set the film up at the studio following his Academy Award-winning flick "The Fighter." But most importantly, Bieber is reportedly way into it and is excited to sign on for the project. "He loves the idea," Wahlberg said. "He's been sending me video, he sent me a video of himself, and, yeah, I think he's really talented."

Wahlberg described the movie as a drama in which he would play a "reluctant mentor in an inner-city environment," but cautioned that neither he nor Bieber will sing or dance in the film. In fact, last August Wahlberg said he wouldn't break his nearly two-decade-long hip-hop silence ... unless Bieber asked him to.

Deadline Hollywood reported that the untitled drama is an exploration of street basketball in which Bieber will get a chance to show off his dramatic chops. Wahlberg and partner Stephen Levinson will produce alongside Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun. The script is being written by Ian Edelman, creator of HBO's "How to Make It in America."

"The tone of the project is described as 'The Color of Money' meets 'The Karate Kid,' and it came out of Wahlberg and Levinson seeing Bieber play ball in February during a celebrity game held during NBA All-Star Game weekend," Deadline reported.

Bieber has clearly been bitten by the acting bug. In September he raved about his guest appearance on "CSI" as Jason McCann. "I liked it because you never knew what was going to happen. Now that I'm on it, it's pretty cool," he said of the show. "It opens a different audience to the show," he explained of his appearances, "and it also helps me because a new audience that might not know me is now going to see me. So it works both ways."

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Casey Abrams Sent Packing On 'American Idol'

Abrams lasted an extra five weeks after the judges saved him.
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Ryan Seacrest warned off the top that fans were going to be disappointed with the news on Thursday night's (April 28) "American Idol" results show. At the point in the season where you are guaranteed that half of the remaining six will end up in the bottom three, there were plenty of opportunities to be bummed.

But after finding new ways to make the amateur singers twist in the wind while awaiting their fate, when the smoke cleared, it was Casey Abrams whose card was punched into "Idol" purgatory. Lauded for his musical aptitude but hampered by a tendency to get overly aggressive and unnecessarily scatty during his performances, Abrams left the show after being saved by the judges earlier in the season.

There were plenty of things that had to happen before any actual results were read, though, like a trip to the British consulate in honor of Friday's royal wedding, some Internet questions from fans and a medley of the Carole King-penned tunes "It Might as Well Rain Until September," "One Fine Day," "Go Away Little Girl" and "It's Too Late."

When it was time to finally give some results, Seacrest brought out each of the finalists in random order, with frequent bottom-three dweller Haley Reinhart dodging the bullet this week and being sent to safety after her bluesy rendition of "Beautiful."

Seacrest teased audience fave Scotty McCreery, making him hang on after reviewing his sensitive-guy take on "You've Got a Friend." He then called out fellow teen Lauren Alaina, who sang "Where You Lead (I Will Follow)," and ... did the same thing.

The torture continued with bearded lover-man Abrams, who had grunted and scowled through a mother-lovin' cover of the little-known "Hi-De-Ho" and was also sent back to the couch to chill through a commercial break. Surely, Seacrest would just wave James Durbin to safety after the rocker's touching take on "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" And he did.

Though our experts were unanimous in picking gospel singer Jacob Lusk as the likely boot-ee after his up-and-down rendition of "Oh No Not My Baby — which mentor Jimmy Iovine said was also ankled by a poor, not star-like wardrobe choice — Lusk was spared yet again.

That left the unlikely due of Abrams and McCreery standing center stage facing the abyss. After wowing the judges and audience with his upright and electric bass playing, melodica honking and a controversial save, Abrams is now free to do what he vowed to at the end of his goodbye montage: "work hard and do everything I can to get myself out there and bring jazz back."

His run ended with a reprise of his signature scowl-fest "I Put a Spell on You," which included hugs and kisses with the judges, random smooches with audience members, a chest thump for McCreery, a barrel-roll onto the stage and a final eye-lock with purported show honey Reinhart.

The show also featured a drop-in from last season's runner-up, Crystal Bowersox, who sang the bluesy old time rock and roll ditty "Ridin' With the Radio," as well as a song from Bruno Mars, who got mellow with his perfect summer tune "The Lazy Song."

The top five will do it all again next week in the run-up to the show's May 26 finale.

Don't miss "Idol Party Live" every Thursday at noon on for analysis, celebrity guests and even some karaoke — get in the conversation by tweeting with the hashtag #idolparty! In the meantime, get your "Idol" fix on MTV News' "American Idol" page, where you'll find all the latest news, interviews and opinions.

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Trump gives Las Vegas Republicans an earful (Los Angeles Times)

In a speech peppered with expletives, the billionaire and possible
presidential hopeful continues to go after Obama, but gets the most applause
for foreign policy ideas such as demanding oil and payment from nations where
the U.S. plays a big role.

Donald Trump brought his presidential flirtation to Las Vegas Thursday night,
portraying President Obama as a weak leader and pushing an aggressive foreign
policy agenda that involves, among other things, extracting oil from war-torn
countries as the price for American protection.

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