Japan's Earthquake Dissected in Discovery's 'Anatomy of a Disaster'

 There will be a one-hour program documenting the major earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on Friday, March 11 afternoon. Discovery and its sister network Science Channel are the first to order specials with the reserved title of "Anatomy of a Disaster".

Set to air in early April in both networks, the special will include unprecedented footage of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake, resulting tsunami, the ripple effect which can be found as far away as Oregon and California, the aftermath and response efforts around the world.

"On the strength of our institutional reach and relationships, Discovery Channel and Science Channel will offer a one-of-a-kind look into today's epic natural tragedy," said Clark Bunting, president and GM of Discovery Channel. " 'Anatomy of a Disaster' will depict a race against time, from the first wave to hit Sendai, to acts of incredible heroism still yet to occur."

On top of this special, major networks have also run programs related to the Japan tragedy. ABC dedicated its primetime, "20/20" and "Nightline" to the coverage. NBC began with "NBC Nightly New With Brian Williams" and continued with "Dateline". Meanwhile, CBS offers extensive coverage on "CBS Evening News With Katie Couric" and "The Early Show".

Charlie Sheen Made a Subject in TLC's Special

 Charlie Sheen will get his own TV show, but it's not the one he's starring in. TLC snatches the opportunity to gain a large audience by readying "Charlie Sheen: On the Brink," an hour-long documentary about the actor's unraveling.

The cable, which is home to "Jon & Kate Plus 8" and "Sarah Palin's Alaska", is preparing to unravel to public Sheen's career on "Two and a Half Men" which went down the drain as well as his personal life which is marred with drug accusation, bad image and custody battle. It is believed to include news footage from the actor's 24-7 media blitz and original interviews on his rise and fall.

Not only focusing solely on Sheen, the special includes reporter Jeff Rossen's exclusive details about Sheen's life, and Mackenzie Phillips discussing life as a celebrity who has dealt with drugs and recovery. In addition, it takes viewers inside Sheen's home and highlights on his relationship with women and his children.

TLC is set to air the special on March 20 at 10 P.M. EST.

Britney Spears' 'Inside Out', 'Drop Dead' and 'Gasoline' Leak in Full

 The days leading to Britney Spears' "Femme Fatale" album release on March 29 were supposed to be filled with short snippets of new songs in the CD. But the "super-short teaser" promo, which she set up since "Hold It Against Me" music video, was broken as three new tracks from the upcoming effort were leaked in full.

The first is called "Inside Out" which is produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Billboard. "Said you're gonna be here in a minute/ Sitting in the mirror getting pretty/ Gotta look my best if we're gonna break up," so Britney kicks in. "I can hear you knocking at the front door And I know exactly what u came for/ Trying to say goodbye but it's hot and heavy.

The second is titled "(Drop Dead) Beautiful" which is co-written by Ester Dean and features female rapper Sabi. Britney's smitten with an eye candy boy in this one, "You're so fine, gotta be the finest thing that I've seen in my life/ I will pay whatever just to get a better view/ And yeah, your body looks so sick, I think I caught the flu."

The third is "Gasoline" which is written by Claude Kelly. In it, Britney's "on fire," singing "You're so bright like a dream/ You burn up everything/ We might make a scene, ignite gasoline/ When the music goes up, and the sun goes down/ Lighting strikes, and I'm on the ground/ Only one that I want around is you."

'Glee' Warblers Cover Pink, Hey Monday, Beatles and Maroon 5

 The kids from all-boys Dalton Academy Warblers contributed to more than one tracks in the upcoming episode of "Glee", and their cover songs have flooded the web ahead of the airing. In the shows' "First Listen Friday" treatment, the boys' renditions of Pink's "Raise Your Glass" and Hey Monday's "Candles" were offered.

Their rendition of The Beatles' "Blackbird" has leaked as well. The revamped track is led by Chris Colfer. Meanwhile, the "Raise Your Glass" cover features Darren Criss on the lead. As for the "Candles" remix, it has the Warblers backing up both Darren and Chris.

As if those songs were not enough to send the Gleeks into frenzy, two more tracks from the "Original Song" episode, which is airing March 15, were also unleashed. One is the Warblers' cover of Maroon 5's "Misery", and the other is a never-before-heard original track "Hell to the No" which is performed by Amber Riley.

Lady GaGa's 'Born This Way' Accused of Plagiarizing SNSD's 'Be Happy'

 Lady GaGa is facing further accusations of plagiarism over her latest track "Born This Way" from two music producers, who claim there are "similarities" with a song they wrote for a South Korean girl band.

The "Poker Face" hitmaker released the highly-anticipated new single in February and was immediately criticized over allegations the track sounds just like Madonna's "Express Yourself". GaGa has since dismissed the slurs, and even insists Madonna has contacted her to support the record.

But now the controversial singer is facing fresh plagiarism allegations from production duo E-Tribe, who have announced plans to question GaGa over the song's alleged resemblance to a track called "Be Happy", which they wrote for pop group SNSD.

"Someone this morning told me that there were reports of Lady GaGa plagiarizing SNSD's 'Be Happy'," an E-Tribe representative tells Newsen. "I listened, and I do feel that there are similarities. The way the song flows and the arrangements are, honestly, the same. I am currently working to get in contact with Lady GaGa's publishing label to find further information."

'Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn' Filming Delayed Due to Tsunami Warning

 The tsunami in the Pacific has affected the production for the last installment of "Twilight" movie series in Canada. On Friday, March 11, Summit Entertainment confirmed that the cast and crew of "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn" were evacuated from the set at Vancouver Island beach area in British Columbia, and the shooting has been suspended for sometime.

"Due to the tsunami advisory, filming of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn has been delayed," the studio said in a statement released via the movie's Facebook page. "All cast and crew were evacuated to base camp. Everyone is safe and sound."

Tinsel Korey who plays Emily, the girlfriend of wolf pack leader Sam, also tweeted about the situation. "They're evacuating us 4 a tsumnani warning," she wrote, adding dramatic message "If this this is my last my tweet. I love you. The end. Hugz. If this is the moment. Then I've lived a good life. And I'm thankful 4 everything I've been given. 1 love. I'm not trying 2 b dramatic!!! I'm just saying my peace. This is my truth right now. 1Love."

As of press time, there is no word on when the shooting will resume. The town where production is taking place, Tofino, contains a long stretch of open coast on the furthest westerly point of the island and has been seen in "The Twilight Saga's New Moon", People said.

Beside Vancouver, "Breaking Dawn" has also been filmed in Brazil, Louisiana and Mexico. Bill Condon serves behind the lens and original cast like Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner return to reprise their respective roles.

This last chapter in "Twilight" series is split into two parts which are shot back to back. "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn: Part I" is due November 18 in the U.S., while "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part II" is scheduled to arrive November 16, 2012.

Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' Debuts First Official Images

 Steven Spielberg's latest big screen project is an epic drama "War Horse" which official first pictures have just hit the web. Jeremy Irvine's Albert is seen showing his affection to his horse in one photo and riding it in another shot.

Emily Watson's Rose Narracott and some troops sitting on horses are featured in other photos. A cute scene in which the horse sniffs a girl's feet is also previewed in another shot. Spielberg, meanwhile, is pictured on the set of a green field along with Irvine.

Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel of the same title, "War Horse" is set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War. A horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him, have developed a remarkable friendship when they are forcefully parted.

The film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets-British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter-before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man's Land. It is set to be an adventure movie for audiences of all ages.

Steven Spielberg directs the movie in addition to producing it with Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Revel Guest. The script is penned by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis. "War Horse" will arrive in the U.S. on December 28, just in time for Christmas and New Year. 

Confirmed: David Beckham and Victoria Adams Expecting Baby Girl

 David Beckham and his wife Victoria Adams are expecting a baby girl, so it was confirmed. The soccer player broke the news at an L.A. Galaxy luncheon on Friday, March 11, "Obviously, we're very lucky to be expecting again, and this is the first time I'm going to say it: It's a little girl."

"We're still in shock. Obviously, having three boys, you kind of expect another one, so finding out a little girl is in there is surprising, but, obviously, we are over the moon," David continued. "Our three boys are happy and excited, and Victoria is doing well."

Victoria herself recently told Jimmy Fallon on his TV show that it would be exciting to have a girl but she also didn't mind to another boy, "Either it'll be a girl or a boy to add to the three boys we have and we'll have half of a five-a-side football team with David, we've got so much testosterone in our family!"

In a separate interview, David also said he was keen to have a baby girl. "I'd love a little girl. We're blessed to have three beautiful boys already, and if we're blessed to have another one or two children, that would be amazing. Three boys is difficult at times, but there's nothing that gives you that feeling of coming home and seeing the kids and spending time with them."

A friend said the couple actually did not want to find out about the sex of the baby because "with three boys Victoria was convinced she would have another one - and that was fine." The friend went on, "But they gave in and they've known the news for some weeks now. Now, they just can't wait to meet her, they just want to make sure she's born healthy."

David Beckham, 35, and Victoria Adams, 36, got married in 1999, and have already had three sons, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz. The ex-member of Spice Girls who announced her pregnancy in January is due in July and reportedly plans to give birth near her home in Los Angeles.

Jon Cryer Makes Light of Charlie Sheen's 'Troll' Statement

 Charlie Sheen's former "Two and a Half Men" castmate Jon Cryer has laughed off comments the star made likening him to "a troll" for failing to support him following his sacking. Sheen was fired by TV bosses on Monday, March 7, after months of controversy, which included a public feud with the show's creator, hospitalizations, rehab and a number of headline-grabbing stunts.

"You're with me, or you're with the trolls," the troubled actor ranted while taking aim at Cryer after his dismissal and blasted him for failing to contact him during his public war-of-words with TV chiefs. "Obviously he's [Cryer] with the trolls. Jon has not called me. He's a turncoat, a traitor, a troll. Clearly he's a troll..."

Sheen has since made a half-hearted apology for his harsh words, saying, "I was in a mood, and I threw that out there...It's a half apology, it's an apol!"

"The fact is, I am a troll," Cryer has now brushed off the public lambasting and joked about Sheen's comments, telling U.S. TV host Conan O'Brien. "It's not something I like to talk about. My parents don't even know...It turns out there's not a lot of tolerance for people like me, especially in Hollywood."

"You don't know how much time and money I've spent on electrolysis and hair dye and reconstructive surgery so that I can look like this."

Lindsay Lohan, Selena Gomez and More Pray for Japan

 Rockers, pop stars, and Hollywood actors have united online in their sympathy for the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Hundreds perished on Friday, March 11, when the southeast Asian country suffered an 8.9-magnitude tremor, the sixth worst earthquake on record, sparking an enormous tidal wave that slammed into the eastern coast.

The disaster unfolded live on TV, shocking the watching world, and dozens of stars took to microblogging website Twitter to express their sympathy for the victims. Rock legend Slash writes, "My thoughts & prayers go out to the people in Japan dealing w/the [with the] earthquake, tsunamis & aftershocks. I hope the worst is over."

"My mommy just woke my sister and I up to this! God bless those that are in fear," Lindsay Lohan added and posted a picture of the coverage on news channel CNN. Disney star Selena Gomez, who visited Japan recently, writes, "Wow, I don't even know what to say, Japan. I was just there and you were all so wonderful to me. I am sending all my love, prayers and support".

"Star Trek" legend William Shatner adds, "My heart and prayers go out to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami", and "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria writes, "My prayers are with you Japan!"

"I'm sending my thoughts and prayers and love to those in Japan who are hurting," country singer Taylor Swift writes. Katy Perry writes, "My prayers go out to anyone that is being effected (sic) by the disaster in Japan", and burlesque star Dita Von Teese tweeted, "Sending love and hope for Japan."

Charlie Sheen to Tour for Live Shows

 Charlie Sheen is taking his bizarre antics to the stage and hitting the road for a number of live shows. The "Two and a Half Men" star lost his job on Monday, March 7, when TV bosses fired him from the hit sitcom after months of controversy and headline-grabbing stunts.

The troubled actor has addressed the public in a number of internet TV shows over the last few weeks and now he is set to get up close and personal with his followers in a number of live shows, called "Charlie Sheen Live: My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not An Option". He has announced two dates in April at theaters in Detroit, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois and tickets go on sale on Saturday, March 12.

" 'My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not An Option Show' is coming for you," the show listing, posted on the Ticketmaster website, reads. "I'm going on the road. LIVE. Will there be surprises? Will there be guests? Will there be mayhem? Will you ask questions? Will you laugh? Will you scream? Will you know the truth? Will there be more?!?! This is where you will hear the REAL story from the Warlock. Bring it. I dare you to keep up with me."

Report: Lindsay Lohan Leaves Beach Pad After Tsunami Warning

 Lindsay Lohan has temporarily left her beach pad in Venice, California, it has been claimed. According to TMZ, the "Labor Pains" actress has evacuated her condominium after the tsunami warning was issued for Southern California in the wake of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, March 11.

Words are, the 24-year-old herself was not too worried about her beach area apartment, but decided to listen to sister Ali Lohan, who was pretty much anxious about the warning. Leaving her apartment for higher grounds, the "Freaky Friday" star has reportedly stayed at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Lindsay wasn't the only celebrities evacuating in fear of tsunami. Summit Entertainment has recently confirmed that the cast and crew of "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn" have been evacuated from the set at Vancouver Island beach area in British Columbia to base camp. In the statement, the studio assured, "Everyone is safe and sound."

While tsunami warning was issued for Southern California, most of the U.S. state's region actually escaped harm. Still, powerful waves have battered ports and harbors in four Northern California counties, forcing California Government Jerry Brown to issue a state of emergency in Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Del Norte and Humboldt.

Jessica Alba Decorates Cousin's Baby Shower

 Pregnant Jessica Alba helped to throw a baby shower for her expectant cousin this week and even pitched in to create the home-made decorations. The "Fantastic Four" beauty isn't the only one in her family having a baby and she recently joined forces with a group of gal pals to make lanterns, water lilies and flower baskets from colored sheets of paper and recycled items for the event.

Alba shared photos of the preparations with fans on her official Facebook page, revealing they "decided to go the DIY [do it yourself] route" for the decorations to make the party "more personal and fun".

The actress is expecting her second child with husband Cash Warren later in 2011. They are already parents to two-year-old daughter Honor.

Rose McGowan Granted Restraining Order Against Stalker

 Actress Rose McGowan has been granted a three-year restraining order against a man she's accused of threatening her life. The former "Charmed" star won a temporary ban against Louis S. Santos III in February, after alleging he phoned the actress' office and threatened her associates.

McGowan also claimed the Connecticut resident harassed her via text and Twitter, and made reference to his gun, leaving her "severely unnerved".

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kenji Machida made the order permanent on Friday, March 11, ordering Santos to stay away and refrain from contacting the actress until March 2014. The judge also prohibited Santos from trying to contact the "Machete" actress.

The 36-year-old Santo told The Associated Press in February that he had written a script for McGowan.

Both McGowan and Santos did not attend the court hearing.

Brittany Snow: I Thought I Had a Stalker

 Actress Brittany Snow has been on high alert after becoming convinced she's been targeted by a stalker who's leaving "creepy" voicemail messages on her phone. The "Hairspray" star reveals she recently received a series of disturbing calls, in which a man appears to order her to get naked.

"This stalker kept leaving me messages on my phone," she says. "I kept getting messages from this person with a really creepy voice. He'd be like, 'And then he walked into the bedroom and said, 'Take off your clothes'.' And then the message would be done. Three days later, I'd get another message and the message would be, 'Take off your lingerie.' And then it would quit."

But Snow was relieved to discover it was all a big mix-up, and her fears of a stalker were unfounded. She explains, "I come to find out that actually, after being really scared, it's actually my mum's Books on Tape [audio program]...Her phone was calling my phone and [she was listening to Books on Tape]. I was like, this is kinda creepy, interesting, weird."

However, the 25-year-old confesses she secretly liked the idea of having an overzealous fan, because it was an indication of her Hollywood success. She adds, "I actually thought I'd made it because I finally had a stalker. I don't know why that means that I made it!"

Preeti Desai and Sendhil sizzle on-screen for ‘Shor- In the City’

 Preeti Desai, who won the Miss Great Britain tile in 2006, is all set to make a bold debut in the Bollywood. Preeti is a British-Indian, and was the cover girl of “Cosmopolitan”, “L’Officiel”, “Grazia”, “G2″ magazines. In India, she has done several television commercials for Cadbury, LG, Hero Honda, Citibank, Nokia. Sendhil Ramamurthy, better known as geneticist Mohinder Suresh of “Heroes”, will be seen opposite Preeti in the film. Sendhil’s origin is Kannada and Tamil, but he is born and brought up in Chicago. He has acted in films like “Love & Debate”, “Blind Dating”, “Orient Express”, “Little India”. Sendhil also starred in television programs “Ellen”, “Casualty”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Ultimate Force”, “Numb3rs”.
Preeti’s launch pad in Bollywood is a Balaji’s film named “Shor In The City”. It is a thriller drama based on the urban scenario. Three stories acted in the film, are loosely interrelated. Preeti and Sendhil have shot a love-making scene for the film very passionately without any shyness. The director Raj Nidimoru and Krishna, shot the particular scene twice, to make it more passionate.
The film won appraisal from international film festivals. But, as this film is going to be released in India, on April twenty eighth, Preeti wants the love-making scene to be downsized. But, may be in the final version the scenes wont be clipped.

Aishwarya is the chosen on for the next film of Madhur!

 It is a dream of every Bollywood director to work with the beautiful, blue-eyed Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Madhur Bhandarkar is known for the bold themes of his films, has presented the audience, films like “Chandni Bar”, “Page 3″, “Corporate”, “Traffic Signal”, “Fashion”, “Jail”, which set benchmarks in Bollywood. Now, this talented film-maker is going to cast Mrs. Bachchan in his next film.
At first, Madhur approached for this role to Kareena Kapoor, but as the role of the female lead of the movie required to perform in some bold intimate scenes, Kareena held back. Then, he decided to ask Aishwarya for the role, even though he had a thought of casting Katrina. Ash assented after hearing the script.
Now that Ash has given her consent to act in the film, Madhur is modifying the script, so that Ash can fit in the character easily.
This film is an ambitious project of Madhur Bhandarkar, and he wanted to work on this for a long time. The film is titled “Heroine”. And is based on the life of a popular heroine who was a celebrated diva in her younger age, but as she grew older, her popularity began to dim.
But when Madhur was asked about Ash being a part of his film “Heroine”, he answered that he has not finalized anything about the film yet.

Sonam Kapoor cuts her ties with John Galliano

 Sonam Kapoor, stays far away from controversies always, and disassociates herself from all those sources from where controversies may creep in. Well, we all know, how much fashion conscious this Kapoor girl is. And her favourite designer is John Galliano. John is a British fashion designer, who was the head designer for many years of Christian Dior. But, John in 2011 passed anti-Semitic remarks at a group of Italian ladies, in a pub after getting drunk. Soon after, Dior dismissed John for this condemned act of John. He faced trial in Paris for his racist comments on some customers of that Paris bar.
Sonam’s aversion to unwanted fuss is evident from the fact that she has decided to cut off links between her and John. She even has abandoned outfits designed by John. Who can forget the posh, dashing, chic look of Sonam in “Aisha”? And the man responsible for her drop-dead gorgeous look, in the film, was none other than John Galliano. Even though the film was not a hit, but Sonam got compliments on her looks, from one and all.
But, now that John is in a mess, and Sonam has vowed never to wear any Galliano outfits, how will she retain her gorgeous and fashionable looks, is to be found out!

‘Desi Boyz’ to cast together Akshay Kumar and John Abraham

 Akshay Kumar and John Abraham were last seen together in 2005, in the film “Garam Masala”. Directed by Priyadarshan. The comedy film was actually a Hindi remake of the 1985 release “Boeing Boeing”, a Malayalam film. Akki even bagged a film fare award for the best actor in a comic role. The duo, enacted the characters of photographers. John was a character named Shyam aka Sam, and Akshay portrayed a character named Mac.
Now, this freaky pair has teamed up for David Dhawan’s son, Rohit Dhawan’s maiden directorial venture named “Desi Boyz”. Already, the film has hit the floors, and a part of the film’s shooting is complete. The next part will be shot in London.
Produced by Gaganpreet Sokhi and distributed by Eros Entertainment, the film will be released on 25th November, 2011. Apart from Akshay Kumar and John Abraham, the film also features Deepika Padukone and Chitrangada Singh. Music is composed by Pritam for the movie.
The chemistry shared by Akki and John, in the previous movie, tickled funny bone and moviegoers were really amused by the duo’s gags and perfect comic timing of the two.
Director Rohit Dhawan has already impressed the production house, that Eros Entertainment production house wants him to direct, its next film. Hope, “Desi Boyz”, delivers peels of laughter and amuses the audience.

Arjun Rampal shaves with 150 people to attempt world record

  It was a one of its kind event as 75 couples assembled here for a shaving lesson from Bollywood actors Neha Dhupia and Arjun Rampal and aim at a world record.
Gillette India organised what was claimed to be the world’s largest shaving lesson at Ansal Plaza Friday. The organisers claimed they were aiming to enter the Guinness World Records and the Limca Book of Records, but no representatives from these were present.
However, Rinki Tomar from the India Book of Records said she would forward the details for inclusion in the Asia Book of Records.
‘If women can spend hours in an effort to look good, then why can’t men spend a mere five minutes of their time to look civilised and groomed, that is clean shaven? I think women should co-operate with men and show them that we care about how we like to see them,’ said Neha while demonstrating how to shave. Dressed in navy blue off-shoulder knee-length dress she gave a demo on Arjun.
Looking as stunning as always in a pair of denims teamed with white shirt and black jacket, Arjun said: ‘Girls prefer men with a clean-shaven look and there won’t be any thing greater than getting shaved ny a girl, so go for it guys.’
As this was an unsual kind of event, it pulled a large crowd and people jostled for space to get a glimpse of what was happening as well as to see Neha giving Arjun a shaving lesson.

'American Idol' Eliminates Ashthon Jones, J.Lo Cried

 "American Idol" sends home its first season 10 finalist on Thursday, March 10. The bottom three Idol wannabes were Karen Rodriguez, Ashthon Jones and Haley Reinhart. Thirty million voters did not pick Ashthon and the judges refused to save her after her last shot at Diana Ross' "When You Tell Me That You Love Me".

Jennifer Lopez cried as she told Ashthon that they were not going to use their one power. "Not this time, baby, I'm sorry," Jennifer told her. "And it was unanimous." Ashthon also shed a tear as David Cook's cover of Simple Minds' 1985 smash hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)" was played along her "Idol" journey montage.

The result show welcomed back season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert on the stage and invited P. Diddy's group Diddy-Dirty Money for the first time.

One of the finalists missed the live show. Casey Abrams fell sick for the second time in the competition and had to be hospitalized. "You'll notice that Casey is missing from the group. He is unfortunately sick and in the hospital right now," Ryan Seacrest said at the opening of the show. "Wave to him ...We know you're watching buddy, feel better. Shout out to the nurses. Get back here soon, okay?"

Jerry O'Connell Cannot Replace Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men'

 Actor Jerry O'Connell has pulled himself out of the running to replace Charlie Sheen in TV sitcom "Two and a Half Men", insisting no one can step in for the show's fired star. O'Connell was added to a growing list of U.S. TV stars suggested as ideal replacements for Sheen after he filmed a mock audition for the show as part of a recent online skit, but he insists he doesn't want the role.

Appearing on TV show "Lopez Tonight!" in America on Wednesday, March 9, the "Kangaroo Jack" star said, "Nobody can replace that guy. I did a sketch on the web and it was a joke. We did it last week when all that stuff was funny but I think, this week, it's not so funny anymore."

In the skit, a manic O'Connell kept repeating Sheen's "winning" catchphrase, boasted about his "tiger blood" and at one point pretended to urinate into a plastic cup and drink it as the casting team yelled their disapproval.

O'Connell admitted he now feels bad about shooting the skit, explaining, "Last week...you were watching him and you were like, 'He's funny, he's like that funny uncle...' and now he's like, 'Man, that's that weird uncle that we have'. It's serious."

Sheen has staged a media blitz on TV, radio and online in recent weeks after filming of the current season of the TV sitcom was suspended and then canceled.

Many TV experts have suggested the troubled star is in the early stages of mania and they've urged the actor to seek professional help. Sheen has told Life & Style magazine he fears he's losing his mind.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. executives have yet to announce a replacement for Sheen on "Two and a Half Men", or even if the show will continue without its star.

In addition to O'Connell, John Stamos and Rob Lowe have also emerged as frontrunners.

'Glee' Gary Glitter Episode WILL Air in U.K.

 TV bosses in the U.K. have defended their decision not to remove a Gary Glitter song from an upcoming "Glee" episode, insisting the controversial scene is "editorially justified".

Producers of the hit show were criticized by executives at a British children's charity for featuring Glitter's 1973 track "Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah)" in an episode which aired in the U.S. on Tuesday, March 8. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow plays a substitute teacher who sings the suggestive song to a group of high school students during a sex education class.

Kidscape campaigners described the song selection as "wholly inappropriate" due to Glitter's conviction for sexually assaulting two young girls in Vietnam. Executives at Channel 4, the U.K. network which will air the episode next month, considered censoring the episode but have now decided to screen it in its entirety.

A spokesperson says, "The scene is editorially justified and we do not seek to censor material in the proper context."

New 'The Smurfs' Trailer Sees Mysterious Arrivals

 A new trailer for "The Smurfs" has made its way out for viewing pleasure via Yahoo! Video. Unlike the previously released teaser trailer, the new one has more real footage from the film. It opens with a mysterious sighting of blue lights on Earth's sky which then leads to three Smurfs' arrival at a human couple's house. Neil Patrick Harris' character warns Jayma Mays' not to be fooled by the Smurfs' cuteness but she finds them friendly and soon gets along with one of the smurfs.

When Gargamel, who wants to use the Smurfs as charms, discovers the Smurfs' magical village and scatters them into the woods, Clumsy and several other Smurfs are accidentally transported to Central Park. As Gargamel pursues them, the blue characters cannot return home easily and must take refuge with a husband and a wife.

Hank Azaria is cast as Gargamel, with Sofia Vergara and Tim Gunn playing other live-action characters. Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters, George Lopez and Alan Cumming meanwhile provide the voice to the CGI characters.

Directed by Raja Gosnell, "The Smurfs" is scripted by J. David Stem, David N. Weiss. A new take of the famous cartoon of the same title, this family movie is set to hit theaters across the nation on August 3.

New Clip for Fox's 'Rio' Sees Chained Escape

 More scenes from "Rio" have been clipped to give moviegoers a sneak peek to the upcoming film. It follows Blu and another macaw bird who escape from a cage. Unable to fly because their legs are chained to each other's, the two birds must move faster to elude captures by another bird as well as some men who steal them. The chase scene ends with a city's blackout.

Blu is a rare macaw who thinks he is the last of his kind and cannot fly. When Blu discovers there's another - and that she's a she - he leaves the comforts of his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio. Unexpectedly thrown together, they embark on an adventure of a lifetime, where they learn about friendship, love, courage, and being open to life's many wonders.

Coming from "Ice Age: The Meltdown" and "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" director Carlos Saldanha, "Rio" has Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, George Lopez, will.i.am and Jamie Foxx among the voice cast.

This 3-D animation will head into theaters across the nation on April 15.

Video Premiere: Michael Jackson's 'Hollywood Tonight'

 Michael Jackson's "Hollywood Tonight" music video has made its official debut. It follows a young woman stepping her feet in Hollywood in hope to become a professional dancer. "Her story represents the struggle for every artist or musician struggling to make it in the world," so Sony Music explains about the video.

The music video was filmed last month on the sidewalk of the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood and reportedly shot back to back with a video for another MJ posthumous song. Sofia Boutella plays the young aspiring dancer, and Wayne Isham serves as director of the video.

"Hollywood Tonight" was co-produced by Teddy Riley. The single is taken from the late King of Pop's first official posthumous album "Michael" which has been on sale since December last year.

Target 'Disappointed' by Lady GaGa's Decision to Call Off Exclusive Deal

 A few days after news of Lady GaGa ending her exclusive partnership with Target emerged, a statement from executives in the giant retailer was released. "We were very surprised and disappointed by the statements made by Lady GaGa's organization related to her partnership with Target," they said.

Despite rumors that its lack of commitment to support gay community made GaGa unhappy, the retailer insisted to MTV, "Target remains committed to the LGBT community as demonstrated by our contributions to various LGBT organizations, our recently established Policy Committee to review our political giving and our respectful, inclusive workplace environment."

GaGa canceled the deal with Target because they reportedly don't have the same vision to support gay community. "She and Target didn't see eye to eye on Target's policy of political donations and how they affect the LGBT community," a source told The Advocate.

The retailer recently came under fire for making donation to a political action committee that supported an anti-gay politician Tom Emmer. GaGa wanted the retailer to "make amends for the mistakes they've made in the past." Both parties had been in very "intense" discussions about that matter, but it allegedly didn't work out.

"Part of my deal with Target is that they have to start affiliating themselves with LGBT charity groups and begin to reform," she said to Billboard. "Our relationship is hinged upon their reform in the company to support the gay community and to redeem the mistakes they've made supporting those groups."

Target was supposed to exclusively sell a special edition of GaGa's new album "Born This Way". The CD is coming out in the United States on May 23.

Colbie Caillat Debuts Official 'I Do' Music Video

 Colbie Caillat has just premiered a music video directed by Ethan Lader for her new single "I Do". The video fits the catchy and fun song perfectly with its summery vibes and love-is-in-the-air theme. A number of random images visualizing her happy feeling fill the video.

"I wrote this song about taking a relationship to the next level, to the next step," so the Grammy-winning singer said before explaining the reason she chose it as her first single, "I want it to be my first single because it's such a fun song and it's very acoustic and refreshing."

"You make me wanna say I do, I do, I do, I do, I do, I do," she proclaims her love. "I promise I won't turn around and I won't let you down/ You can trust and never feel it now/ Baby there's nothing, there's nothing we can't get through." She will include the single in her new album "All of You".

Video: Adam Lambert Strips Down the 'Aftermath' on 'American Idol'

 Adam Lambert returned to the stage of "American Idol" on Thursday, March 10 result show. The former contestant of the singing competition delighted fans with an acoustic rendition of his single "Aftermath" and drew screams from audience each time he hit his high notes.

After the performance, Lambert had a chat with host Ryan Seacrest about the song and its official dance remix. The revamped version went on sale right after the "Idol", and he said part of the proceeds will be donated to support The Trevor Project, an organization which focuses on crisis intervention and suicide prevention among LGBT youth. Additionally, he learned how to dougie from Jennifer Lopez.

The other musical guest that night was P. Diddy. He brought his group Diddy-Dirty Money and performed chart-busting single "Coming Home" which was co-produced by Alex da Kid and Jay-Z.

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Britney Spears' 'Till the World Ends' Hits Highest Debut on U.S. Pop Charts

 Britney Spears has scored her fifth highest debut on the U.S. pop charts with a new song co-written by Ke$ha. The "Toxic" hitmaker's "Till the World Ends" has entered the new chart at 20 thanks to sales of 117,000 downloads in just three days.

The track was rush-released after it leaked online. Spears' last hit, "Hold it Against Me", debuted at number one on the Hot 100 countdown seven weeks ago.

Meanwhile, the pop world's new queen Lady GaGa scores a fourth week at the top of the charts with "Born This Way". Cee-Lo's "F**k You (Forget You)" holds at two for a third consecutive week, while Rihanna rounds out the new top three with "S&M".

'Super Bass' Video Teaser: Nicki Minaj Rides Ice-Made Motorcycle

Nicki Minaj shared the first look at her upcoming "Super Bass" music video to MTV in a form of behind-the-scene footage. Wearing a skintight pink bodysuit and a two-toned wig, the femcee is seen riding an ice-made motorcycle.

" 'Super Bass' is about the boy that you are crushing over," she said. "And you kind of want to get your mack on, but you're taking the playful approach." So what does she have in store for the video? "Of course I have lots of eye candy for my girls and my boys," said Nicki. "I'm going to be doing some things that people have never seen me do."

Talking about her unusual ride in the video, she gushed, "I just wanted to do something real colorful and cutesy. This is an icy world, it's a sexy world, it's a playful world." She promised there will be more "surprises" when the video comes out, "I would like to put out 50 videos. The videos really tell the story a lot more elaborately than just the song does."

When the "Super Bass" music video which is directed by Sanaa Hamri is premiered, Minaj will most likely be busy with "I Am Music II" tour. She will kick it off on March 18 with Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Travis Barker, and stay on the road until at least April 29.

Fire Broke Out at Harry Potter Studios

 Firefighters were called to the movie studios where the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II" franchise was filmed after a blaze broke out on Thursday, March 10. It took emergency services nearly an hour to put out the fire at Leavesden Film Studios, which is owned by Warner Bros., in Hertfordshire, England.

The cause of the blaze and the extent of the damage is not yet known. A security worker tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "Fortunately the block where the fire started was empty because of refurbishment. But things could easily have got a lot worse if staff hadn't acted quickly."

A tourist attraction is due to open at the studios next year - "The Making of Harry Potter" tour will allow fans to see the movies' sets, costumes and props.

Report: Justin Timberlake Calls Off Romance to Jessica Biel

 Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have been hit with yet another break-up rumor. According to E! Online, a very good source insisted that the on-and-off couple have definitely parted ways. It is claimed that Justin was actually the one who called off their romance, leaving Jessica "devastated" over the decision.

Justin and Jessica recently put a united front at the Vanity Fair Oscars party. At the February event, the pair posed together for photographers, but it was reported that they barely had interaction with one another during the night. "They hardly interacted at all actually," an eyewitness told E!, "It was pretty weird, they seriously barley spoke to each other."

Since they began dating back in 2007, Justin and Jessica are often hit with speculation that they have called it quits. However, they have repeatedly put united front together at several occasions and managed to maintain their togetherness. Back in late 2009, Jessica has finally spoken out about the split reports.

To U.K. newspaper The Independent, the Charisa Sosa of "The A-Team" said that those reports about them breaking-up were "weird and sort of bizarre to deal with". She went on to say, "But you have to have a sense of humor about the whole thing. Honestly, I look at a magazine and they know more than I do."

UPDATE March 10, 2011 (8:53 P.M.): Representatives for both Justin and Jessica have just confirmed the couple's split. In a statement sent to Gossip Cop, the reps said, "Addressing the media speculation regarding Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake's relationship, we are confirming that they mutually have decided to part ways. The two remain friends and continue to hold the highest level of love and respect for each other."

Woman Roman Polanski Had Sex With Claims It's Only Rape

 The woman Roman Polanski had sex with at a Hollywood party when she was just 13 has accused U.S. court authorities of ruining her life, insisting they used the case for their own "political gain". The "Rosemary's Baby" director bedded Samantha Geimer at Jack Nicholson's house in 1977 and was later put on trial. He pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor before fleeing to Europe on the eve of his sentencing and spent 30 years living in exile.

His sex crime caught up with him in 2009, when Swiss officials re-arrested him in Zurich. U.S. prosecutors were engaged in months of legal wrangling with Swiss authorities to extradite Polanski to face justice - but they refused and the filmmaker was set free in July 2010.

Geimer gave her public support to Polanski throughout the extradition drama, urging the U.S. district attorney to drop the case, and now she's speaking out again to blast the way they handled the crime. Geimer, now in her mid-40s, appeared on U.S. breakfast show "Good Morning America" on Thursday, March 10 and blamed the court officials for causing more damage to her in the aftermath of the crime than the sex act itself.

She said, "What I want people to know is that they don't understand what happened. They don't understand how poorly the courts handled it, what went on in the original case, and just how the whole situation has been used for the benefit of judges or district attorneys for their own personal, political gain, which has caused way more pain to my family than anything Roman Polanski has ever done. You shouldn't be damaged more by the court than by the crime..."

She claims she wasn't even alerted to the prosecution's plans to extradite Polanski - and was left "terrified" when the media began hounding her for a comment. She explained, "I was terrified and shocked because I had no warning... They showed no regard for me, practically contempt for me. Not even a heads up."

Geimer insists she forgave Polanski years ago and appreciated a note of apology he sent her after the release of controversial documentary "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired". She added, "It was (rape) because I was 13, but he didn't mean to hurt me; he thought it was all right and I was just scared. It was bad but it wasn't as bad as grand jury testimony, it wasn't as bad as having my sons traumatised by paparazzi. It's not as bad as the D.A.'s office making statements like, 'We're looking forward to seeing Mr. Polanski in court'."

Sofia Vergara Claims 'Skinny' Pepsi Ad Isn't Computerized

 Sofia Vergara is adamant advertising bosses did not use digital technology to make her look thinner in a new advertising campaign for Pepsi, putting her svelte figure down to "a different way of dressing".

The "Modern Family" star is seen wearing a large blue hat and a revealing halter-neck top in the pictures to promote the drinks brand's new Diet Pepsi Skinny Can. But the commercial came under fire from critics and campaigners, who alleged computer wizardry was used to minimize Vergara's curves, with a representative for The National Eating Disorders Association calling the advert "thoughtless and irresponsible".

Vergara has now spoken out about the controversy, insisting the pictures have not been altered in any way. She tells the Boston Herald, "That is not true at all. I saw the pictures, and now with technology, they're looking at it on the screen right after they take them. It was just a different way of dressing me."

Lindsay Lohan Shows No Remorse With Tight Court Outfit

 Lindsay Lohan has made another court appearance on Thursday, March 10 to learn that she has been given more time to accept a plea deal in her grand theft case. A bigger news, however, came from the nude colored leather dress the troubled actress wore to the hearing as one jury consultant observed, judging from her choice of outfit, that she showed no remorse.

Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, who has worked on many high-profile cases, told People magazine, "Clearly the tightness of the attire and shortness of dresses she's had, and ... her little [finger] nail faux pas when she had F-you on her nails - all of those don't get missed by anybody in a courtroom, and particularly a judge."

"I've done a lot of cases involving celebrities, and celebrities can get by with a little more than you or I in a courtroom, but she's gone way past that," Jo-Ellan continued. "She has demonstrated no remorse and no respect for the court." The jury consultant also stated that the choice of dress might bring more trouble for Lindsay.

Sounding off similar statement, criminal defense attorney Alec Rose told E! Online, "It's not the right outfit to wear to court." He added, "It can send a message to a potential jury pool or, more importantly, the judges who are deciding whether to cut you a break that you might not be taking this very seriously. You want to be humble, you want to respectful to these people. You don't want to show your mind is on other things."

Lindsay came to the hearing along with her mother Dina and sister Ali Lohan. During the hearing, she was told by Superior Court Judge Keith L. Schwartz that she is required to appear in court on March 25 if she decides to accept a plea deal and settle the case before her preliminary hearing that is set for April 22. 

'American Idol' Finalist Casey Abrams Feels Better After Blood Transfusion

 Casey Abrams is feeling better after his second hospital visit since entering "American Idol" competition. The judges favorite was missing from the Top 13 line-up when the result show was aired on Thursday night, March 10, but hours after the show was broadcast to the East coast, he gave an update of his condition.

"hey guys, thanks for the well wishes, I got some nice fresh blood in me and feeling better," tweeted the aspiring singer. "People at Idol & Cedars are treatin me real good." He also sent out his love to the booted Ashthon Jones, writing, "I love you girl. I know for a fact we will meet up again in the near future. And your hair better be even bigger next time."

One "Idol" insider informed The Hollywood Reporter (THR) that Casey has got blood transfusions while in the hospital. While host Ryan Seacrest didn't detail on Casey's illness at the Thursday night show's opening, THR claimed he suffered from ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease which affects the lining of the large intestine.

"American Idol" has sent home Ashthon Jones as the first finalist of season 10 finalist on Thursday night. She fell to the bottom three along with Karen Rodriguez and Haley Reinhart after Wednesday night performance, and the judges did not use their power to save her from elimination as Jennifer Lopez told her, "Not this time, baby, I'm sorry. And it was unanimous."

Justin Bieber Cancels His 'Beatles' Tour Following Fans Riot in Liverpool

Justin Bieber was forced to stay inside Hard Days Night Hotel once he arrived in Liverpool, England on March 10 because hundreds of fans flocked outside the building and would cause a "potential riot" if he dared to come out. Reportedly, the Canadian singing sensation was supposed to take a historic "The Beatles" tour in the city that day, but has scrapped it due to the unsafe environment.

Although it was impossible to come out of his hotel, Bieber managed to greet his fans from the balcony. "There are like thousands of people out there. Love everybody but gonna try and get some sleep. Please don't scream lol," he tweeted. "THIS IS CRAZY! Trying to work it out so I can say whatup to my fans. I LOVE YOU GUYS!"

Rumor has it, police actually threatened to arrest Bieber if he or his team went anywhere near the balcony because the authority believed it would cause more riot. "Trying to work it out so i can say whatup to my fans," he explained. "And then, success! That was great! got to say hi to everyone. we are following the rules. lol."

Justin Bieber came to U.K. as part of the international leg of his "My World" tour. Police was forced to shut down North John Street after traffic was brought to a standstill as a number of fans, who were mostly of school age, gathered outside his hotel and demanded to meet him. "Merseyside Police has been called to North John Street in Liverpool City Centre to ensure control of a crowd that has gathered outside the Hard Days Night Hotel," it was explained.

"[The street] has been closed to traffic and police would urge the public to avoid the area if possible. Officers are working with the management of the hotel and with Justin Bieber's security team to ensure his safety, the safety of other guests and of the crowd."

Video: Nude Kate Winslet Steams Up New Lancome Commercial

Kate Winslet has steamed up the screen in a new commercial for Lancome. Promoting the brand's latest lipstick line, the "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" star strips down to her birthday suit. The less-than-a-minute clip sees her covering up her nudity with only a pale sheet.

The steamy spot was filmed by fashion photographer Mario Testino for Lancome's new collection called L'Absolu Nu. In it, the Hanna Schmitz of "The Reader" is captured solo in the middle of a swanky hotel room as she playfully talks on the phone and paints her lips with the product she's endorsing.

This isn't the first time 35-year-old Kate goes naked before the camera. She has bared all for her roles in such movies like "Titanic" and "Revolutionary Road". After "The Reader" however, she stated, "I think I won't do it again: A. I can't keep getting away with it, and B. I don't want to become 'that actress' who always gets her kit off."

Billy Joe Amstrong Is Back to Rescue 'American Idiot'

 Billy Joe Amstrong is returning to the Broadway stage for one final stint in "American Idiot" after box office sales plummeted following his exit in February. The rocker helped to compose and write the hit musical, which is based on songs by his band Green Day, and he made his Broadway debut when he joined the cast for a short run of dates last September.

He reprised the role of drug dealer St. Jimmy in the New Year and bowed out of the production on February 27. His critically-acclaimed addition to the line-up sent box office sales soaring, but weekly profits suffered a sharp drop and fell from $1.3 million to $395,275 last week.

Armstrong has now agreed to come to the rescue of musical producers and will hit the stage again from April 5 for the Tony Award-winning show's final three weeks in the Big Apple. "American Idiot" debuted on Broadway in April 2010.

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