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Jimi Hendrix gets stamp of approval from U.S. Postal Service

March 13th, 2014 9:01am EDT
Jimi Hendrix
Rock icon Jimi Hendrix has been celebrated with a commemorative stamp in the U.S.

Officials at the U.S. Postal Service have commissioned the Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp in honour of the Purple Haze rocker and his influence on American culture.

The stamp, which features a colourful illustration of the musician playing a guitar, went on sale in America on Thursday.

Hendrix's sister Janie says, "I am deeply touched and so are other members of the Hendrix family by the issuance of this stamp, and I wish to thank the United States Postal Service for bestowing one of our nation's highest honour...
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Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady baptize daughter

March 9th, 2014 2:50pm EDT
Tom Gisele
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady reportedly baptized their daughter yesterday.

The couple tied the knot at St. Monica's Church in Santa Monica, California, back in 2009, and decided to hold 15-month-old Vivian's low-key religious ceremony at the same location this weekend.

The toddler was dressed in a white gown, which had pink lace detailing stitched across the top, while the supermodel, opting for a more vibrant attire, dressed in floral print trousers and a white blazer.

Meanwhile, the National Football League (NFL) player looked handsome in a dark navy suit and blue-and-white checked sh...
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U2 album won't be released until 2015

March 9th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
U2 album won't be released until 2015
U2 won't release a new album until next year.

Although the band have performed live - appearing at The Oscars, The Golden Globes and on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' - and debuted two new tracks, 'Ordinary Love' and 'Invisible', they are still trying to perfect songs for their new album.

A source told Billboard magazine: "It seems to be taking longer for them to finish an album as they get older, but the great thing about U2 is that the whole of a record is always better than the sum of its parts.

"That magic that the band always seems to capture ... they have yet to capture i...
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Tom Brady And Gisele Bundchen Get Daughter Baptized

March 9th, 2014 10:29am EDT
Tom Brady And Gisele Bundchen Get Daughter Baptized
It was a special day, so, they chose the same church where they exchanged their vows.

New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady, 36, and his Brazilian supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, 33, baptized their daughter Vivian at St. Monica’s Church in Santa Monica on Saturday.

The beautiful 15-month-old was dressed in a long white dress with a pink ribbon for her big day at the church.

Adorable Viv sucked on a green pacifier and clutched a soft toy to help soothe any nerves she may have been experiencing.

Her handsome father wore a blue suit with check shirt and dark tie while her stunn...
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5 Reasons Why Matthew McConaughey Deserved The Oscar For Best Actor

March 3rd, 2014 11:01am EST
5 Reasons Why Matthew McConaughey Deserved The Oscar For Best Ac
It was a transformation both physically and emotionally for Matthew McConaughey for his Academy-Award winning role as HIV patient-turned-activist Rod Woodruff in "Dallas Buyers Club." McConaughey, known more for his laid-back Texas attitude than his stellar film work, felt the time was right to dig his teeth into unchartered territory and the pull to portray this character proved too much. Said McConaughey, "I had a real man [to draw from]. I had his diary from two years before he had HIV. I got his humor from that. I got his humanity from that."

McConaughey has paid his dues in Hollywood,...
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Lupita Nyong'o wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar

March 3rd, 2014 1:20am EST
Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o has been named Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars.

The Kenyan star took home the award for her first major film role, as cotton field worker Patsey in '12 Years a Slave'.

Accepting her trophy with a voice quivering with emotion, she said: "It doesn't escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else's. So I want to salute the spirit of Patsey for her guidance and for Solomon thank you for telling her story and your own.

Steve [McQueen, director] you charge everything you fashion with a breath of your own spirit.

"Thank you s...
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Sandra Bullock Will Earn Over $70 Million From 'Gravity'

February 26th, 2014 10:03pm EST
Sandra Bullock
A smart contract has Sandra Bullock cashing in.

The Hollywood Reporter cites sources who claim popular actress negotiated a 15 percent cut of Warner Bros.' take from Gravity on top of her $20 million fee. The film was worldwide hit and made over $700 million at the box office.

Hollywood Reporter's calculations have Bullock pocketing $70 million - and that's their low estimate. She stands to make even more with the home release and television airings.

It stands to reason that Bullock's lucrative contract is extremely rare. THR reports most actors and actresses have contract stipulations t...
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Amy Winehouse's earnings quadruple after death

February 17th, 2014 11:17am EST
Amy Winehouse's earnings quadruple after death
Amy Winehouse's income quadrupled following her 2011 death as fans flocked to buy her music.

New documents, obtained by Britain's The Sun, reveal Winehouse's company Cherry Westfield posted profits of around $1.8 million for the 18 months up to April, 2013.

The income is around four times as much as the $411,765 recorded for the period of 12 months ending in November, 2011.

The British singer died in July, 2011, and fans subsequently flocked to buy her recordings, pushing them up the U.K. charts, while an album of previously unreleased material, titled Lioness: Hidden Treasures, scored h...
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Will Smith turns down Independence Day sequel

February 9th, 2014 8:49pm EST
Will Smith turns down Independence Day sequel
Will Smith has reportedly bowed out of talks to star in a sequel to his hit 1996 blockbuster Independence Day.

Director Roland Emmerich revealed in September that the Men In Black actor had expressed an interest in reprising his role as fighter pilot Captain Steven Hiller after previously opposing the idea, but it appears Smith has had another change of heart and has now decided not to return to the sci-fi franchise, reports Deadline.com.

The follow-up will be set 20 years on from the original alien invasion, when the extra-terrestrials' reinforcements from outer space finally arrive.

Bi...
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Her, Gravity and The Great Gatsby triumph at Art Directors Guild Awards

February 9th, 2014 2:29pm EST
Her
Oscar-nominated sci-fi movies Her and Gravity and period drama The Great Gatsby were among the big winners at the Art Directors Guild Awards on Saturday night.

Joaquin Phoenix's film was honoured for its production design in the Contemporary Film category during the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, while Gravity was named best Fantasy Film and The Great Gatsby Period Film.

In the TV categories, awards went to Game Of Thrones, Veep and Michael Douglas' small screen movie Behind The Candelabra, while legendary Hollywood director Martin Scorsese accepted the guild's presti...
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