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Middle Earth has been very, very good to filmmaker PETER JACKSON. Following the massive success of his film adaptations of J.R.R. TOLKIEN’S LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY, his latest endeavor, THE HOBBIT, has opened at the top of the weekend box office chart with an estimated $84.7 m. Filling the #2 slot, [...]


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Word has just hit that iconic star of stage, screen and television, LARRY HAGMAN has died at the age of 81 of complications that arose from his recent bout with cancer. Probably best known for his portrayal of the villainous J.R. Ewing on the hit television series DALLAS, HAGMAN will also be [...]


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American Idol starts its twelfth season in January 2013 in a state of creative flux, as Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Nicki Minaj have been added as judges.  Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler have left the show, but Idol fixtures Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson are back for another season.

Although the recent diva dust-up between [...]


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The Bourne Legacy outperformed fellow newcomer The Campaign, as the Jeremy Renner headlined feature took in $40.3 million.  The Meryl Streep/Tommy Lee Jones feature Hope Springs also had a decent debut with $15.6 million, coming in at #4.  Here’s the top 10:

1.  The Bourne Legacy - Jeremy Renner is finally front and center with [...]


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Arriving in theaters later this month, SPARKLE is a period musical set in the 1960’s and centered on three sisters who form a singing group, become Motown sensations and fall prey to all the pitfalls of fast fame and even faster company. Based on the 1976 cult classic of the same name directed by SAM [...]


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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s confirmation by Fox-TV honcho KEVIN REILLY that the rumors about pop-star MARIAH CAREY joining the ever-evolving cast of judges on the hit talent competition show AMERICAN IDOL are true and she’ll be stepping in for the upcoming twelfth season , we sat down with series producer NIGEL LYTHGOE to [...]


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The American Idol judges are falling like dominoes, as Jennifer Lopez announced on Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS-FM morning radio show that she is leaving the gig after just two seasons.  With Steven Tyler’s decision to exit Idol , that leaves program mainstay Randy Jackson, and apparently he’s on the fence about returning.

Jackson’s decision is [...]


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Adam Lambert’s charismatic and energetic manner of performing originates from his work in theater and experience on American Idol (he was runner-up to season eight champ Kris Allen)

Since his Idol run, Lambert has toured throughout the world and released two albums.  His flourishing career may receive a huge boost, as he’s been rumored as a [...]


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In a decision that probably surprised no one except Filipino voters and Jessica Sanchez’s family (and ardent fans), Phillip Phillips took home the American Idol crown during the show’s 11th season finale.  Phillips is the seventh guy to win Idol, with Jordin Sparks the last female singer to receive the honor in season six [...]


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Hollie Cavanagh exceeded expectations on American Idol, as she made it to the top four and went out on a high note, delivering a stirring performance of “The Climb.”  During her exit song, Cavanagh moved across the stage to thank her fellow Idols Joshua Ledet (visibly teary during Cavanagh’s elimination), Jessica Sanchez, and Phillip [...]


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