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Our Favorite Movie Cameos

October 14th, 2009 2:20pm EDT
Our Favorite Movie Cameos
There are a lot of modern movies that love to give little winks at the audience, and one of the easiest ways to do that is through the use of cameo appearances. A cameo is when a well known celebrity or important person shows up for a brief appearance in a movie. It can be a non-speaking random role, or perhaps a whole scene that steals the show. Whatever the case may be, oftentimes in a film the cameo ends up being the most memorable part of the whole movie. Take "Zombieland" for example, out in theaters now, but there's no spoilers here. Just go see the film and you'll see. Here's a look ...
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NY Judge: Film Can Use John Lennon Song

June 3rd, 2008 11:18am EDT
Yoko Ono
NEW YORK (AP) - Yoko Ono lost her legal bid Monday to stop the playing of a 15-second excerpt of John Lennon's song ''Imagine'' in a film challenging the theory of evolution.

Lennon's widow had sued the makers of ''Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,'' saying they used the ex-Beatle's anthem without her permission. Ono, who had sought a preliminary injunction before the movie gets a wider release, said she would appeal. The other plaintiffs were Lennon's sons, Sean and Julian.

U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein ruled that if the case went to court, the filmmakers would probably win u...
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Celebs To Compete In 'Secret Talents Of The Stars,' April 8 On CBS

March 18th, 2008 1:59pm EDT
Cindy Margolis
"Secret Talents Of The Stars," a weekly celebrity talent show that reveals the unknown talents of 16 well-known personalities, premieres live, Tuesday, April 8 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/tape delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Each week, celebrities will compete in a tournament-structured format to determine who has the BEST unknown talent. Each performer of "Secret Talents Of The Stars" will fulfill his/her dream by practicing, and then performing live, many supported by a headline production troupe.

Each performance will be critiqued by three judges - but it's the viewers who ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 25

November 25th, 2007 3:00am EST
Christina Applegate
Happy Birthday to First Daughters Barbara and Jenna Bush (1981), Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb (1976), actress Christina Applegate (1971), Christian singer Amy Grant (1960), comedic actor John Larroquette (1947), political consultant/actor Ben Stein (1944), Star Trek's "Khan" Ricardo Montalban (1920), New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio (1914; d. 1999), industrialist Andrew Carnegie (1835; d. 1919).
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VH1 Green Lights Seven New Series

June 20th, 2007 2:44pm EDT
Salt N Pepa
VH1 is announcing plans to launch a third night of original programming fueled by an aggressive and varied slate of 7 new series. The upcoming projects run the gamut from improv series and documentaries to new twists on celebreality featuring female rap pioneers Salt N Pepa, models competing in another type of contest, pop culture revolutionaries, aspiring child stars mentored by Danny Bonaduce, ambitious fashion photographers, and two “golden girls” getting schooled on the latest in pop culture.

The new VH1 series include:

THE SALT ‘N’ PEPA SHOW (10 episodes)

"Push It." "...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 25

November 25th, 2006 3:00am EST
Amy Grant
Happy Birthday to First Daughters Barbara and Jenna Bush (1981), Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb (1976), actress Christina Applegate (1971), Christian singer Amy Grant (1960), comedic actor John Larroquette (1947), political consultant/actor Ben Stein (1944), Star Trek's "Khan" Ricardo Montalban (1920), New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio (1914; d. 1999), industrialist Andrew Carnegie (1835; d. 1919).
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 25

November 25th, 2005 3:00am EST
Amy Grant
Happy Birthday to First Daughters Barbara and Jenna Bush (1981), Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb (1976), actress Christina Applegate (1971), Christian singer Amy Grant (1960), comedic actor John Larroquette (1947), political consultant/actor Ben Stein (1944), Star Trek's "Khan" Ricardo Montalban (1920), New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio (1914; d. 1999), industrialist Andrew Carnegie (1835; d. 1919).
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