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    TIGER WOODS BACK TO GOLF! Tiger Woods announced he’ll be returning to golf April 8th. Woods released a statement saying, “After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I’m ready to start my season at Augusta.” Tiger will participate in The Masters this year. In his statement, the golfer also talked about spending two months in therapy and promised to continue his treatment. Head to www.TigerWoods.com to learn more.

     

    PAULA’S NEW SHOW! According to www.EOnline.com, Paula Abdul has found a new show to judge. The former American Idol host is now attached to a revamped version of Star Search. The show is set to air on ABC, but so far Paula’s camp has made no officially statement about her next career move.

     

    BACHELOR SEX STORIES! According to a special on 20/20, the average man chosen to be the “Bachelor” on ABC’s show The Bachelor has sex with three women during the course of the show. The man who slept with the most babes during his run of the season? Season four star Bob Guiney, who slept with five women. Bob was a contestant on the Bachelorette before taking his turn as the chooser and sources in the special said that popularity helped increase his number. Learn more at www.UsMagazine.com.

     

    ERIN ANDREWS BREAKS DOWN! ESPN correspondent and Dancing With the Stars contestant Erin Andrews broke down after her stalker admitted to videotaping her in a hotel room. Michael Barrett confessed in court Monday to following Andrews around the Midwest and spying on her through peepholes in her hotel room doors. Barrett was sentenced to 30 months in prison and has to pay Erin around eight-thousand dollars for the trouble he caused her. Learn more at www.RadarOnline.com.

     

    CHARLIE SHEEN NEWS! Charlie Sheen pled not guilty to domestic violence charges on Monday and is now heading back to work. The Two and a Half Men star is still working on the final four episodes of the show and he’ll shoot during the day and spend his nights in rehab to try and keep drug-free. Hit up www.People.com for more.

     

    JOLIE FUNDS A SCHOOL! Angelina Jolie is funding a school for girls in eastern Afghanistan. The school will be up and running next Monday and will accommodate and teach 800 girls. Learn more about the actress’ good works at www.UNHCR.org.

     

    IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY BABY! It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia stars Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney are expecting their first child together. The pair married back in September of 2008 and Olson is due in August of this year. The new season of It’s Always Sunny premieres in September on FX.

     

    CAPTAIN AMERICA! It looks like Channing Tatum is the latest leading man to be considered for the new Captain America movie. According to E! Online, Channing, Chris Evans and Ryan Phillippe are all vying for the spot, but the Dear John actor is said to be in the lead. Keira Knightley is in talks to star as “Betsy Ross,” Captain’s love interest.

     

    NBC RENEWS MISS USA AND MISS UNIVERSE! Miss USA and Miss Universe have found there new home at NBC after their contract with TLC ended following a three-year run. According to Reuters, Pageant owner Donald Trump said, “I am honored to continue this partnership with NBC.” Miss USA 2010 will air live from Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on May 16th.

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    KINGS OF LEON TO PLAY NEW TRACKS ON SUMMER TOUR

     

    Kings of Leon just announced the dates for their massive summer tour. Rolling Stone chatted with drummer Nathan Followill, who says they are “stoked” to get back on the road. He revealed they’ll be sneaking some new music into the set list and hopes fans “dig it.” The band also announced that they’ll begin working on album number five in April. Kings of Leon kick off their summer tour on June 5th in Atlantic City.

     

    GAGA TALKS “TELEPHONE” SEQUELS

     

    At the end of Lady Gaga’s video for her hit song “Telephone,” it says “to be continued.” Well the pop star went on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show to explain what that is all about. Gaga told the American Idol host that it was actually Perez Hilton who gave her the idea to make the video into a trilogy. So when can we expect two more crazy clips from Gaga? She wouldn’t confirm, but you can still listen to what she said now at PerezHilton.

     

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    http://perezhilton.com/2010-03-15-gaga-chats-about-her-tour-and-video

     

    GAGA’S SISTER IN “TELEPHONE” VIDEO

     

    Did you watch Lady Gaga’s new video for her song “Telephone” and spot a girl who looked almost exactly like the pop star? Well that’s because it was Gaga’s sister, Natali Germanotta. E! News reports that the 17-year-old can be seen in the scene where Gaga is on the phone while in jail. Watch the vid and see if you can spot Natali, at www.LadyGaga.com.

     

    BUTLER WANTS FASHION ADVICE FROM GAGA?

     

    You might think Gerard Butler is a fashionable guy, but the Scottish actor insists that he’s in desperate need of some help. And not only that, but it’s Lady Gaga who he wants assistance from. Butler spoke to MTV News, saying that even though he would love to get some fashion advice from the pop star, he thinks that she’d probably tell him to “get a life – it’s not happening.”

     

    LIFEHOUSE TALKS DAUGHTRY’S HAIR

     

    Chris Daughtry just posted a video of himself on Twitter getting ready for his tour, and strangely enough, the former American Idol contestant had hair on his usually-shaved head. He asked his Twitter followers what they thought of his new hairdo, and Bryce Soderberg of Lifehouse responded. Chris’ tourmate said that he should “keep the lid” and that it “looks good.” See if you like Chris’ hair at www.Twitter.com/Chris_Daughtry.

     

    LADY A TALK TO VH1.COM

     

    Lady Antebellum took the time to chat with Vh1.com and answer five pressing questions. The Nashville group talks about who they want to collaborate with more than anyone in the world, the best song to jump-start a party, and much more. Check it out now at www.Vh1.com.

     

    KELLY CLARKSON GOES SWIMMING WITH SHARKS

     

    Kelly Clarkson has been touring around Africa and she’s not letting the chance to explore a new continent pass her by. The original American Idol wrote on her Twitter account that she just got done swimming with “great white sharks” in South Africa. She also wrote that “Jaws literally came into the cage” she was in and almost touched her. Keep up to date with what adventures Kelly is getting into, at www.Twitter.com/Kelly_Clarkson.

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    KATE WINSLET DIVORCE! According to TMZ, Kate Winslet and her director husband, Sam Mendes, have split up. The pair has two children together and married back in 2003. This will be Winslet’s second divorce. She was married to director Jim Threapleton from 1998 to 2001.

     

    GOSSELIN A DIVA? According to the New York Post, Kate Gosselin is acting a little “diva-ish” on the set of Dancing With the Stars. The outlet reports that the former reality show star has been ignoring the other celeb contestants on the set. The ABC dancing competition begins this Monday.

     

    BECKHAM OUT OF WORLD CUP! Soccer player and dreamboat David Beckham will not participate in the World Cup tournament this year. Beckham just had surgery to treat a torn Achilles tendon and doctors think the athlete won’t be able to full-out run for another four or five months. Hit up www.SoccerNet.ESPN.go.com for more.

     

    KARA THANKS HER BIKINI MOMENT! Kara DioGuardi sat down with Women’s Health magazine and told the outlet that performing onstage in a bikini during last season’s American Idol finale saved her job. The judge told the mag that she was glad she did the stunt because it let fans see her personable and kooky side and in turn America liked her more. Learn more over at www.People.com or pick up the April edition of Women’s Health.

     

    MIKE TYSON REALITY SHOW! This may seem like a prank story, but according to the New York Post, Mike Tyson is going to star in a new TV series about bird racing. According to the media outlet, the former heavyweight champion has owned pigeons his whole life and loves to race them. The series will be called Take on Tyson and will air on the Animal Planet network early next year.

     

    WEIGHT LOSS NEWS! According to TMZ, a weight loss company called Acai Supply is trying to get Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe to lose weight with their product. The company’s CEO wrote a letter to Gabby, asking her to become a spokesperson for their product. Neither Sidibe nor her rep could be reached for comment.

     

    CELEB IN DEBT! Crossing Jordan and RoboCop actor Miguel Ferrer - who also happens to be George Clooney’s cousin - is in debt. Ferrer took out a loan for 150-thousand dollars this past April, missed some of his monthly payments and now the bank is demanding the remaining balance for the loan, which works out to be 139-thousand dollars. Check out www.TMZ.com for more.

     

    CLOONEY’S GIRLFRIEND TO ACT! George Clooney’s girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis, has gotten a TV gig. The Italian actress will be a guest star on five episodes of TNT’s show Leverage. The third season of the series, which stars Timothy Hutton, will air this summer. Learn more at www.People.com.

     

    GLAAD MEDIA WINNERS! Cynthia Nixon, Joy Behar, and the TV shows Brothers & Sisters and Parks and Recreation all won big at the GLAAD Media Awards this past weekend. To see the full list of media award winners from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, head over to www.GLAAD.org.

     

    HEADING TO BROADWAY! Ugly Betty actress Vanessa Williams has landed a role in the Broadway production Sondheim on Sondheim, which is a musical review of Stephen Sondheim’s music. The show begins this Friday and runs through June 13th. Hit up www.RoundAboutTheatre.org for more.

     

    PHELPS NEWS! Did you forget about Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Michael Phelps? Well, here’s a little update on the athlete. Phelps is still out there living his life and took in Jay-Z’s concert at the Borgata in Atlantic City this past weekend. Sources told the New York Daily News that the athlete was acting laidback all night, both while hanging at the show and during the after party.

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    GAGA ON GLEE

     

    FOX’s hit show Glee could be getting their biggest guest star to date. According to www.ContactMusic.com, series creator Ryan Murphy reached out the “Telephone” singer who said that she would “love to be a part of it.” So what this means so far is that there will be an episode featuring her music this season, but an appearance by Gaga is yet to be confirmed. Murphy also praised Madonna, who allowed ten of her songs to be used in a forthcoming episode that will be a tribute to the “Like a Prayer” singer.

     

    GAGA ADDS TOUR DATES

     

    Lady Gaga just doesn’t seem to want to leave her life on the road. According to www.Billboard.com, the North American leg of the pop star’s Monster Ball tour will now run from June 28th in Montreal, Canada through September 19th in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tickets for the majority of the shows at the beginning of the trek go on sale on Friday. Head to www.LadyGaga.com for all the info.

     

    MADONNA’S BOYFRIEND FEELS MARRIED

     

    Madonna and boyfriend Jesus Luz aren’t officially married, but that doesn’t mean much to the 23-year-old model and DJ. According to an interview he did with Brazil’s RG Vogue magazine, Luz said, “I consider myself a married man. I have a family. At my age, my father was also married. My mother gave birth to me when she was 15.” Madonna has said in the past that she doesn’t plan on marrying again, after a nasty divorce from director Guy Ritchie.

     

    MTV DID NOT BAN GAGA’S NEW VIDEO

     

    In the wake of reports that surfaced over the weekend claiming that MTV had banned Lady Gaga’s nearly ten-minute long video for “Telephone,” a spokesperson for the channel has clarified the situation. She explained, "MTV did not ban Lady Gaga and Beyoncé's 'Telephone' video — in fact, we premiered it on Friday, March 12th, on-air and online at MTV.com, two days before this story was falsely reported. Fans can continue to catch the video as we repeat it on-air and online." The rumor appears to have begun with a segment that aired on CNN on Sunday in which reporters said that MTV had banned the clip. The "Telephone" video went live on MTV.com at 12:30 AM on Friday, an hour after it premiered on E!, and began airing on MTV that morning at 9:30 AM as part of the Lady Gaga Artist Collection, which ended with a full-length airing of the video. The clip has been viewed more than 14 million times on YouTube since its release late Thursday.

     

    DAUGHTRY IS BACK ON THEIR TOUR BUS

     

    Daughtry are heading to Baltimore to kick off their tour with Lifehouse on Thursday night, and frontman Chris Daughtry just checked in from the road. The former American Idol contestant posted a video of himself on his tour bus, and believe it or not, he’s sporting hair on the top of his usually shaved head. Head to www.Twitter.com/Chris_Daughtry to check it out now.

     

    KE$HA & ORIANTHI TO PERFORM ON IDOL

     

    Ke$ha and Orianthi will take the stage on this week’s live American Idol results show on Wednesday at 8 PM on FOX. Ke$ha will sing her smash single “Blah Blah Blah,” while Orianthi will perform her hit “According to You.” The top 12 contestants will sing tonight at 8 PM on a brand new Idol stage. Didi Benami, Crystal Bowersox, Lacey Brown, Lee Dewyze, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Paige Miles, Katie Stevens and Tim Urban will perform songs by The Rolling Stones. Learn more at www.AmericanIdol.com.

     

    LIFEHOUSE LIKE’S BEIBER’S COVER

     

    Justin Bieber recently covered Lifehouse’s hit song “You and Me.” Well the band wrote on their Twitter page that they “dug” his version, and can’t believe that he’s only 16. Check out Beiber’s performance on YouTube now.

     

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HccPwuo7pYY

     

    MICHAEL BUBLE WEB SERIES

     

    Michael Buble is teaming up with Nordstrom to star in a Web series called 80 Suits. A trailer for the series is up now on the Canadian singer’s official Web site, so head to www.MichaelBuble.com and check it out now.

     

    JESSICA SIMPSON TALKS JOHN MAYER

     

    Jessica Simpson was on The View yesterday morning, and she really opened up about her relationship with John Mayer. The reality star said she thought he was “stupid” for breaking up with her, and as for Mayer’s comment calling her “sexual napalm,” Simpson said that Mayer will “never have (her) napalm again.” Jessica also said that she is ready to date a regular guy and that he could even be a plumber! See the interview now at www.TheView.ABC.go.com.

     

    ARTISTS HELP HAITI

     

    Kings of Leon, Daft Punk and others are taking part in the Crafts for a Charity auction. The auction will raise money for those affected by the Haitian earthquake and so far, Spike Jonze, Norah Jones, Mark Ronson and more have already donated items for the cause. For more information visit www.BiddingForGood.com.

     

    LINKIN PARK FILE LAWSUIT

     

    According to TMZ, Linkin Park has filed a lawsuit against the Lloyds of London insurance company. The band is suing the company for lost profits after they cancelled six concerts due to an injury singer Chester Bennington received to his back. The insurance company claims Bennington’s injury was preexisting, but the frontman doesn’t agree. We’ll keep you posted.

     

    LILY ALLEN BUYS A FORD

     

    Lily Allen has just bought a new car. The pop star posted a picture of a brand new Ford on her Twitter account, and it’s painted a pretty interesting color – one that can really only be described as neon-green. Check out the “Smile” singer’s new ride now at www.Twitter.com/LilyRoseAllen.

     

    WEIRD WEEZER TWEETS

     

    Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo got up to some weird tweeting over the weekend. The singer wrote on his official Twitter page, “When’s another rockstar going to come along that’s as amazing as me?” Later that day, Cuomo wrote that he was “in the mood to block some people” and the next day followed it up with “You people are goin’ down.” Mysterious!

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    COREY HAIM BURIAL. Corey Haim will be buried in Toronto, Canada. According to Us Weekly magazine, there will be a memorial in L-A, but since Haim was born in Toronto, his family wanted his final resting place to be there. The Lost Boys star died last week at the age of 38. Police suspect it was an accidental overdose, but the official autopsy results have not yet been released.

     

    HEIGL’S GREY’S ANATOMY FUTURE! According to People.com, Katherine Heigl has not showed up to the Grey’s Anatomy TV set yet, even though she was scheduled to return to the show on March 1st. Heigl has been on three months of maternity leave after adopting a child last year. People magazine is speculating that Katherine may not return to the show and has finally quit to fully pursue a movie career.

     

    CHARLIE SHEEN UPDATE! Charlie Sheen is trying to keep out of jail. The Two and a Half Men star has offered to plead no contest to his December misdemeanor assault charge, which would put him on probation and require him to attend anger management classes. According to TMZ, prosecutors in the case aren’t as keen on that deal and may not settle the case, forcing it to go to trail. Starting tomorrow, Sheen will be back on the set of his TV show, with a sober coach by his side, filming the last four episodes of the season.

     

    GLEE LIVE ADDS MORE DATES! The stars of the TV show Glee already announced that they’d be touring this May, performing some of the tunes they sing on the show. Well now, the FOX cast has announced they’ve added more shows in New York City and Los Angeles. The event kicks off in Phoenix, Arizona on May 15th and wraps up on May 30th at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Learn more at www.GleeTour2010.com.

     

    JESSICA SIMPSON HELPS A MAN PROPOSE! Jessica Simpson helped a boyfriend propose to his girlfriend live on the air in Memphis, Tennessee Friday morning. Kevin called into a radio station and asked the singer to talk with his girlfriend, Kieran, who is a huge fan of Simpson, and then he asked Kieran to marry him. Simpson started to cry listening to the interaction and wished them a beautiful life together.

     

    KRISTEN STEWART NEWS! New Moon and The Runaways star Kristen Stewart stopped by the Tonight Show with Jay Leno late last week. She told Jay that she and her Panic Room co-star Jodie Foster have scheduled time to hang-out. Why? Because Foster caught up with her at the Oscars this year and told Stewart she wants to teach her a few things.

     

    HEIDI’S MANAGER! PerezHilton.com has posted a video advertisement from Aiden Chase, the healer and intuitive that Heidi Montag has hired as her new manager. In one scene of the video, Chase is seen holding a crystal with blowing curtains in the background. Montag’s previous manager was her husband, Spencer Pratt.

     

    DIRECT LINK: http://perezhilton.com/2010-03-12-meet-the-management-behind-the-montag

     

     

    NEW MOVIE! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Anne Hathaway and Across the Universe’s Jim Sturgess are in talks to star in a new romantic drama called One Day. The flick will be based on the novel of the same name by David Nicholls.

     

    “PANTS ON GROUND” SINGER SUED! The American Idol hopeful who tried out for the show singing the song “Pants on the Ground” is being sued. Larry Platt recorded the tune with rapper Mims and the song production was funded by American King Music. According to a press release, King Music is suing Platt for expenses he never paid related to the recording of the song. Fans can buy a copy of the “Pants on the Ground” track over at iTunes now.

     

    HUNKY NEWS! Everyone knows Jason Lewis from his role as “Samantha’s” boyfriend in Sex and The City. Well, the hunky actor revealed to People.com that he sleeps in the nude. Does this have news value? Nope, but we thought the story was worth the mental image.

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    GAGA’S “TELEPHONE” VIDEO IS A HIT

     

    Lady Gaga’s video for “Telephone” featuring Beyonce made quite the splash on the Internet after it was released on Thursday night. According to www.NME.com, the clip managed to get over one-million views online in a little over 12 hours of being released. You can see the almost ten-minute video, which features both ladies and Tyrese Gibson, at www.LadyGaga.com.

     

    MADONNA ON THE MARRIAGE REF

     

    Madonna was on Thursday night’s episode of The Marriage Ref on NBC, and she had some interesting advice for couples that came on the show looking for help. The Associated Press reports that the pop star said that withholding sex from a spouse if they won’t clean up is not alright, and she also said that one of the women on the show should dispose of her previous husband’s prosthetic leg, which she was holding onto for sentimental reasons – yes, that scenario really came up! See Madonna’s episode of The Marriage Ref at www.Hulu.com.

     

    LIFEHOUSE NARROWS DOWN SINGLE CHOICES

     

    Lifehouse asked their fans on Twitter if they would give the band some ideas as to what their second single off of Smoke & Mirrors should be, and the guys seem to have narrowed it down to three possibilities. The group wrote that the songs most likely to follow “Halfway Gone” as the next single are “It Is What It Is,” “All In” and “Falling In.” Head to www.Twitter.com/LifeHouseMusic and let the band know what you think!

     

    WIN A SIGNED ALBUM FROM ONEREPUBLIC

     

    OneRepublic are offering you the chance to win a signed poster, as well as an autographed CD of their current album Waking Up, and all you have to do is send an e-mail. Get all the details now at www.OneRepublic.net.

     

    BON JOVI OFFER FANS A DEAL

     

    Bon Jovi are giving fans a special treat. For those who haven’t yet bought the band’s latest album, The Circle, if you get the record now at www.BonJovi.com, you can download some other Bon Jovi albums for just five dollars each. Learn more at www.BonJovi.com/TheCircle.

     

    COLLECTIVE SOUL ON THE TONIGHT SHOW

     

    Be sure to tune in to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday night. Hugh Jackman and Betty White will be on the program, but more importantly, Collective Soul will be the musical guest! The Tonight Show airs at 10:35 PM on NBC.

     

    JESSE McCARTNEY WORKING WITH SEAN GARRETT

     

    Jesse McCartney has been logging studio time with producer-songwriter Sean Garrett, who he previously worked with on 2008’s Departure, which includes the hit single “How Do You Sleep?” Garrett told www.Rap-Up.com that he’s working on three songs with Jesse and they’ve “got some really, really good s**t already.” McCartney’s fourth album is due later this year.

     

    BILLY CORGAN ON JOHN MAYER

     

    Billy Corgan is famous for his opinions and his latest is on John Mayer. He told Rolling Stone that he thinks Mayer is “trying to destroy his career.” Corgan goes onto to say, “It’s hard to watch someone literally burn their career to the ground- speaking as somebody who’s done it.” Billy also responded to Mayer’s dig at Jessica Simpson when calling her “sexual napalm,” to which Corgan said, “There’s things you should really just keep your mouths shut on.”

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    Hilarious interview with reknowned chef Rocco Dispirito.  Learn how to cut the calories without cutting taste!!!

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    CONAN ANNOUNCES TOUR! Conan O’Brien has announced a 30-city comedy tour. The former Tonight Show host is calling his trek The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour and will begin on April 12th in Eugene, Oregon and wrap up in Atlanta, Georgia on June 14th. Fans can check out the Web site www.TeamCoco.com for more.

     

    BETTY WHITE TO HOST SNL! Betty White will host Saturday Night Live on May 8th. NBC confirmed to MTV Radio that the 88-year-old Proposal star will host the Mother’s Day episode. E Online is reporting that six other former female cast members are coming back for that show as well, including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph and Rachel Dratch. Hit up www.EOnline.com for more.

     

    HEIDI MONTAG FIRES HUSBAND! Married couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have split, at least when it comes to business. Pratt has been Heidi’s manager since they met, but Montag has moved on, hiring psychic Aiden Chase as her new manager. Heidi told www.People.com that, “having an intuitive psychic leading” her team will give her and edge over everyone else.

     

    NIC CAGE SUED AGAIN! Nicolas Cage is being sued again. This time a car leasing company is suing the actor for breach of contract, saying he owes them almost 250-thousand dollars for two vintage Rolls Royces he rented. Hit up www.TMZ.com for more.

     

    LONGER ECLIPSE TRAILER! Fans almost passed out when the ten-second teaser trailer for Eclipse was released Wednesday, well now folks have 90-seconds of footage to obsess over. The first full trailer has hit the net. Head over to www.EOnline.com to see Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner doing their supernatural thing.

     

    GOSSELIN WANTS TO WIN DANCING! Kate Gosselin says she’s working hard to win Dancing with the Stars this season. The mother of eight told People magazine that only one big thing is holding her back right now, and that’s her dancing skills. The 34-year-old is paired with dancing pro Tony Dovolani. Check out the new season of DWTS on ABC starting on March 22nd.

     

    KINDESS IN THE NEWS! Renee Zellweger and a paparazzo got into a love fest the other day in Santa Monica. The photog noticed that time on Zellweger’s parking meter was going to expire, so he refilled the machine with some quarters. In return, the Bridget Jones’ Diary star gave the paparazzo a 100 dollar gift card to Starbucks, with a note on the back thanking him for his kindness. Hit up www.UsMagazine.com.

     

    EASTWOOD’S NEXT FILM! Clint Eastwood is getting ready to tackle his next film. The 79-year-old will be directing a biopic about FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover was instrumental in founding the FBI back in 1935 and was the bureau’s director until his death in 1972. Head over to www.HollywoodReporter.com.

     

    ONE FIENNES BABY! Shakespeare in Love star Joseph Fiennes and his wife have had their first child. The pair welcomed a daughter on Monday. The actor and model wed last summer and had been dating for about three years before that. Fans can currently see Fiennes in the ABC show Flash Forward. Head over to www.People.com for more.

     

    CHECK OUT MTV’S SUMMIT ON THE SUMMIT! Justin Timberlake will be on hand to introduce the new MTV documentary, Summit On The Summit: Kilimanjaro. This 90-minute film reveals behind-the-scene footage of the world’s most influential artists and activists as they climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak on Earth, to raise awareness about the global clean water crisis. The documentary is set to air Sunday at 8 PM only on MTV.

     

    Participants involved with this great humanitarian cause include Jessica Biel, Kenna, Lupe Fiasco, Emile Hirsch, Santigold, Isabel Lucas, Elizabeth Gore, Alexandra Cousteau and Kick Kennedy.

     

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    http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1631622/story.jhtml

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    WIN THE CHANCE TO WRITE MUSIC WITH TRAIN

     

    Train is offering one artist the chance of a lifetime. The band, along with OurStage.com, wants to take one musician and mentor them to be a success. To apply for this amazing opportunity, all you have to do is submit your best original song by March 23rd, and if chosen, you’ll get a chance to sit down and get schooled by Train. Learn more about the contest at www.TrainLine.com, and submit your song at www.OurStage.com/go/Train.

     

    SEE DAUGHTRY SHOW LIVE ONLINE

     

    Daughtry kick off their tour with Lifehouse on Thursday in Baltimore, Maryland. But don’t worry if you can’t make it out to the show on opening night, because you can see it from the comfort of your own home! The band will be broadcasting an hour-long portion of their set on their official Web site, beginning at 8:20 PM. Head to www.DaughtyOfficial.com now for all the details.

     

    KELLY CHECKS IN FROM SOUTH AFRICA

     

    Haven’t heard anything from Kelly Clarkson recently? Well that’s because she’s been in South Africa, and it appears that she hasn’t just been on vacation. The original American Idol wrote on her Twitter that she just spent the past two days at the House of Hope orphanage, and that the people there are “amazing.” See what else Kelly has been up to at www.Twitter.com/KellyClarkson.

     

    MADONNA’S NEW FASHION LINE

     

    Madonna has always been one of the most fashionable pop stars around, so perhaps it only makes sense that she is getting involved with her own clothing line. Reuters reports that Madge and Iconix Brand Group announced on Wednesday that they will be launching a new fashion line, which will start with a junior’s collection being sold at Macy’s beginning in August. The line is supposed is set to include clothing and accessories, and will aptly be called Material Girl.

     

    PEARL JAM TO TOUR

     

    Pearl Jam announced a Midwest and East Coast 11-date tour yesterday. The band will hit the road on May 3rd in Kansas City and wind down on May 21st at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Before the jaunt, the guys will perform at the New Orleans Jazz Festival on May 1st. Pearl Jam will also perform at various European festivals this summer. Tickets for the U-S shows go on sale March 19th and 20th. www.PearlJam.com has all the info.

     

    LIFEHOUSE TALKS TO VH1.COM

     

    Lifehouse sat down with Vh1.com to answer five questions. The rockers speak about what they do to let off steam while on the road, what they think is the funniest movie of all time and much more. Check it out now at www.LifeHouseMusic.com.

     

    SNOW PATROL FRONTMAN HAD DISLOCATED JAW

     

    Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody recently came across an interesting discovery. According to British paper The Daily Record, the singer found out that he has had a dislocated jaw for about eight years, after injuring it while falling and then never getting it looked at. The paper reports that recently, the pain became too much for Lightbody, so he has since had surgery on his jaw and will have to wear a “dental appliance” for the immediate future.

     

    FORMER AMERICAN IDOL CONTESTANTS ON NEW ONLINE SHOW

     

    On the second episode of If I Can Dream, the new online show from American Idol creator Simon Fuller, the aspiring actors, musicians and models all had the chance to meet up with and pick the brains of Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta in New York City. See the episode in its entirety at www.IfICanDream.com and www.Hulu.com.

     

    GREEN DAY: ROCK BAND OUT ON JUNE 8TH

     

    On June 8th, Green Day: Rock Band will be released to the world! The video game features 47 exportable tracks, access to the Green Day media vault and more. Green Day: Rock Band allows players to step into the shoes of the Bay Area punk trio and features more than 40 minutes of unreleased video from interviews, outtakes and performances. Learn more at www.RockBand.com.

     

    COLLECTIVE SOUL ARE ON THE ROAD

     

    Collective Soul are going to have a very busy rest of the year. The band just announced via press release that they are going to be out on the road for the better part of 2010 in support of their most recent album, Collective Soul (Rabbit). Beginning on Saturday in Orlando, Florida, the group will stay on tour until October 22nd in Wendover, Nevada. See when they’ll be coming to a town near you at www.CollectiveSoul.com.