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Celebrity Birthdays - December 19, 2013

December 19th, 2013 3:00am EST
Jake Gyllenhaal
Happy Birthday to:

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal (1980)

Model Paulina Gretzky (1988)

British singer Lady Sovereign (1985)

Actress Marla Sololoff (1980)

Musician Kevin Devine (1979)

Actress Paola Turbay (1979)

Actress Irina Voronina (1977)

Actress Alyssa Milano (1972)

Actress Rosa Blasi (1972)

Actress Amy Locane (1971)

Model Tyson Beckford (1970)

Actor Richard Hammond (1969)

Actress Kristy Swanson (1969)

Actor Ken Marino (1968)

Actress Jessica Steen (1965)

Actress Beatrice Dalle (1964)

Actress Jennifer Beals (1963)

Actor Til Schweiger (1963)

Actor Mike Lookinland (1960)

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Hail Caesar! First Trailer For 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Released

December 19th, 2013 12:54am EST
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
The first trailer for Summer 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes arrived online Wednesday.

The film takes place 10 years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, in which scientist Will Rodman (James Franco) genetically alters chimpanzees while trying to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

Rodman's testing affects test subject Caesar, who gains intelligence and leads an uprising of the apes which ultimately leads to Charlton Heston landing his space ship on an unknown planet that *SPOILER ALERT* turns out to be Earth, where apes have become more intelligent than humans and a...
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Khloe Kardashian Says Her Divorce Decision Is Torturing Her Soul

December 19th, 2013 12:34am EST
Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian has broken her silence over her recent divorce filing, calling out all the tabloids for printing false reports that she's already moved on and is dating Los Angeles Dodgers star Matt Kemp.

Khloe was spotted last week going to the gym with the Major League Baseball star, sparking rumors after both stars arrived following each other in separate cars and entering separately.

Website Hollywood Life.com reported that a source told them "Khloe and Matt are dating, but it's not serious yet. But Khloe's already acting like she's in love..."

Khloe took time to post on Twitter Wed...
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Bradley Cooper Nearly Quit Acting After 'Alias' Had Him Wanting To Kill Himself

December 18th, 2013 11:48pm EST
Bradley Cooper GQ Magazine
Bradley Cooper says his time on J.J. Abrams's hit spy show Alias nearly ended his career as fast as it had begun.

Cooper starred alongside Jennifer Garner on the ABC series, and despite playing a main character in the beginning, his role dwindled to just a bit part, leaving him frustrated.

"I would only work three days a week. And then for the second season, I got even more sidelined. I was like, 'Ugh.' And then next thing you know, I was like, 'I want to f**king kill myself,'" he tells GQ magazine.

Cooper asked Abrams to kill off his character so he could move on and find other work (he...
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A&E Suspends 'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson Over GQ Magazine Interview

December 18th, 2013 9:32pm EST
Duck Dynasty
Duck Dynasty is currently the most popular reality show on TV, but comments from show patriarch Phil Robertson could be changing all that soon.

TV network A&E has suspended Robertson after he said things about "homosexual behavior" in the January 2014 issue of GQ magazine, after his candid interview with the magazine stirred up a major controversy.

Robertson's aired his religious beliefs and personal views on same sex relationships during his chat with GQ's Drew Magary. During the interview, the deeply religious star was honest about his personal ideals, saying that he has no hatred or di...
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Tower Of Power To Introduce New Singer On New Year's Eve

December 18th, 2013 9:15pm EST
Tower of Power
Celebrated soul group Tower Of Power are set to ring in the New Year with a new lead singer.

The What Is Hip? hit-makers' current vocalist, Larry Braggs, recently revealed he would be moving on to new projects at the end of 2013, and fans will get the first glimpse of his replacement, Ray Greene, at a New Year's Eve concert in Lincoln, California.

Bandleader Emilio Castillo says, "On New Year's Eve Tower of Power will be debuting their new lead vocalist Ray Greene. He's an exciting soulful singer that was chosen by the band unanimously over all of the great singers that auditioned, and ...
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Lostprophets Singer Ian Watkins Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison Over Sex Offenses

December 18th, 2013 7:01pm EST
Ian Watkins
Ian Watkins, the former lead singer for alternative rockers Lostprophets, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison folowing a slew of sex offenses, including attempting to rape a baby. He'll be released after 29 years, which will be followed by another six years "on licence," meaning there will be several conditions of his release that he'll have to comply with.

The 36-year-old singer was sentenced in Cardiff Crown Court in Wales on Wednesday for carrying out "sickening and incomprehensible" acts of child abuse, according to the judge, Mr. Justice Royce.

The singer originally pleaded not ...
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Demi Lovato Leaving 'The X Factor' - But The Show May Be Cancelled Anyway

December 18th, 2013 6:07pm EST
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato is looking to leave her judging position on The X Factor before next season, but reports claim it's possible there won't be a show to leave.

People reports via a source Demi "Plans to spend next year completely focused on her music. She had a great run and a good time."

The 21-year-old has already booked a huge tour with a handful of X Factor contestants, including Cher Lloyd and Fifth Harmony.

E! News now reports that even if Demi wanted to return, X Factor might not be around to give her a job. A source tells them FOX isn't completely sold on the series despite Simon Cowell...
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'Weird Al' Yankovic Settles Royalties Lawsuit With Sony Music

December 18th, 2013 5:33pm EST
'Weird Al' Yankovic
Musical parodist 'Weird Al' Yankovic has settled a legal battle with the honchos at Sony Music Entertainment over royalties from online record sales.

The 54 year-old musician launched a lawsuit last year for $5 million, claiming he was owed the money from downloads and ringtones. He also demanded profits linked to the viewer hits racked up by his music videos on YouTube.com.

Yankovic claimed he was only given for 15 per cent of shared income from his digital downloads because they were treated as sales instead of licenses, which resulted in him being underpaid by at least $1.5 million. ...
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Kate Winslet Threatens To Sue Over Fathers4Justice Christmas Ad Campaign

December 18th, 2013 4:29pm EST
Kate Winslet
Attorneys working for Kate Winslet have threatened to sue a fathers' rights group after they used her image in a Christmas campaign.

The 38 year-old actress' picture appears on a new poster from Fathers4Justice, an organization which calls for custodial rights for dads, in light of the mother-of-three's comments to Vogue magazine insisting she disagrees with "50/50" parenting.

Her ex-husband Sam Mendes blasted the advert, which features the tagline 'Kate, every child deserves a father this Christmas', and bosses of the organization have revealed they have also been contacted by Winslet'...
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