Man Tries To Use Jack Nicholson Photo To Open Bank Account

March 1st, 2012 9:15am EST
Jack Nicholson
Brazilian police have arrested a man who allegedly tried to use a fake identification card bearing a photo of Jack Nicholson to open a bank account.

Bank tellers in the city of Recife alerted authorities to Ricardo Sergio Freire de Barros' actions after he attempted to pass off a famous picture of "The Shining" icon as his own.

He was taken into custody on Tuesday and charged with use of false documents and falsification of a public document.

According to CNN.com, the impostor had been under investigation for fraud for months.

The Nicholson image he used on the fake ID was taken by cele...
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Kelly Clarkson 'Stronger' Than Katy Perry At Top Of Pop Charts

March 1st, 2012 9:12am EST
Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson has returned to the top of the U.S. pop charts a week after she was dethroned by Katy Perry.

Perry became only the 20th act to debut at number one when her "Part of Me" crashed in at the top, but now she swaps places with Clarkson and falls to four as the "American Idol" star reclaims the peak position on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)."

Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" holds at two on the new countdown, while British boyband The Wanted rocket into the top three at three with "Glad You Came."
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Ja Rule Calls Radio Station On His Birthday, Describes His Life In Prison

March 1st, 2012 9:09am EST
Ja Rule
Jailed rapper Ja Rule celebrated his 36th birthday on Wednesday by calling into a New York radio station for an 11 minute chat.

The hitmaker and actor, who is serving a three-year sentence for illegal weapons possession at the Mid-State Correctional Facility in Marcy, called DJ Gary 'Big Poppa' Spears on Kiss-FM to chat about life behind bars.

Ja Rule, real name Jeffrey Atkins, revealed every day is "like Groundhog Day," explaining, "It's the same day over and over again," but he was upbeat when discussing his diet and work-out regime.

He explained, "I get (food) packages... I get good f...
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Gerard Butler Joins 'Brilliant' After Eric Bana Drops Out

March 1st, 2012 9:07am EST
Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler's acting career appears to be back on track after his recent rehab stint - he will replace Eric Bana in diamond heist thriller "Brilliant."

Butler began 2012 battling a painkiller addiction, but he recently checked out of a treatment facility and is now keen to get back to work.

He'll team up with his "Ugly Truth" director Robert Luketic to headline the new movie, according to Variety.

Filming is set to start in Massachusetts in May.
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'Glee' Stars Lea Michele & Cory Monteith Spend Romantic Weekend In Vancouver

March 1st, 2012 9:02am EST
Glee
Lea Michele's romance with Glee co-star Cory Monteith appears to be heating up. The new couple has just returned to Los Angeles from a romantic weekend in his native Vancouver, Canada.

Michele and Monteith, who play lovers on the hit TV show, were spotted dining at sushi restaurant Eatery on Saturday.

A fellow diner tells Life & Style magazine, "They came in Saturday night for dinner... and sat at a table at the front of the restaurant in the corner. They wore hats and both ordered Ichi rolls.

"A woman recognized the pair and though they politely said that they were trying to lay low, th...
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Adam Lambert's 'Pre-Idol' Album Lawsuit Dropped

March 1st, 2012 8:49am EST
Adam Lambert
Pop rocker Adam Lambert has settled a legal battle with a music publishing company over an album he recorded before shooting to fame on American Idol.

The flamboyant star was sued by bosses at Colwel Platinum Entertainment last November over claims he worked with the company and signed a publishing agreement before he found fame on the TV talent show.

The lawsuit was filed after Lambert's representatives demanded an album the star recorded before his Idol run be removed from sale on Amazon.com.

The lawsuit has now been dropped and Lambert has agreed to let the record, Beg For Mercy, b...
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Justin Bieber Wins Worst Album Award At NME Awards; Florence Welch Triumphs

March 1st, 2012 8:30am EST
Florence + the Machine
Florence Welch and her Florence + The Machine bandmates have ended Adele's accolades haul with a double win at the NME Awards in London on Wednesday.

Welch and her band beat the multiple Grammy and Brit Awards winner to the Best Solo Artist and Best Track trophies at the O2 Brixton Academy ceremony, while nailing one of the night's highlight performances.

Other big winners at the 2012 prizegiving, which honors British indie rock, included Foo Fighters (Best International Band), The Horrors (Best Album for Skying) and Arctic Monkeys (Best Live Band).

Kasabian were named Best British Band ...
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Emma Watson Joins Sofia Coppola's 'Bling Ring' Movie

March 1st, 2012 8:28am EST
Emma Watson
Emma Watson is set to steal the limelight in Sofia Coppola's new movie after signing up to play one of the 'Bling Ring' gang.

The Lost In Translation director's new project is based on the true story of a group of teens who stole from the homes of stars including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom in 2008 and 2009.

The Harry Potter star has agreed to appear in the movie and it is one of several new projects she is working on after the wizard franchise came to an end in 2011.

Watson will work with Potter director David Yates again in new drama Your Voice in My Head, and she ...
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Celine Dion's New Wax Figure Is Realistic & Sexy

March 1st, 2012 8:15am EST
Celine Dion
Celine Dion's wax figure was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas yesterday. The figure wears a gold mini dress and black pumps. We think the sculptors did a pretty good job of replicating the pop star's look. What do you think?

The Clark County Children's Choir helped with the unveiling.

The singer is currently experiencing some health issues. She recently canceled 10 shows as she recovers from a viral infection that has affected her voice. She was diagnosed with weakness in her right vocal chord.

Check out more photos of the wax and real Celine...
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Young Jeezy Concert Descends Into Chaos

March 1st, 2012 8:11am EST
Young Jeezy
Rapper Young Jeezy was pulled off stage by security guards at his gig in Orlando, Florida on Sunday after the show descended into violence.

The atmosphere at the B.B. King Blues Club grew tense when bodyguards urged fans at the front of the stage to move back for their own safety, and violence broke out after a member of the audience hurled a drink at the star.

Video footage from the gig, obtained by TMZ.com, shows the music being turned off and Young Jeezy attempting to calm the crowd, but he is forced to retreat after being pelted by missiles.

Bottles and chairs are then thrown at t...
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