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La Femme Nikita star Peta Wilson (1970)
Queer Eye For the Straight Guy star Carson Kressley (1969)
Ally McBeal star Calista Flockheart (1964)
Actress Demi Moore (1962)
Actor / director Stanley Tucci (1960)
Singer Marshall Crenshaw (1953)
Comedian / actor Jonathan Winters (1925)
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Taylor Lautner has revealed that he became very emotional when watching Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.
The hunky actor, who plays werewolf Jacob Black in the vampire flicks, has told PopSugar that Breaking Dawn is special as it shows the growth of our favourite characters.
When asked whether he cried when seeing the latest Twilight instalment for the first time, Lautner confessed: "Oh yes! Yeah, of course. It's an emotional one."
"You see the same characters we've grown to know and love in a completely different light than you've seen them before."
He continued: "I mean, it's still part of the same franchise, but I mean it's a completely different movie - and I think that's going to be exciting for fans to see."
The 19-year old, who is gearing up to the release of his new movie Abduction, added that he became upset when shooting his final scene with co-stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.
He explained: "The big moment for me was the second-to-last day of filming, because that was my final scene with Kristen [Stewart] and Rob [Pattinson]."
"It was an emotional scene we were filming, so that really didn't help, but it was tough and it's a very weird feeling to be done filming,"
Michael Jackson fans have launched a petition in a bid to stop the broadcast of a gruesome TV show featuring a re-enactment of the late star’s autopsy. The Discovery Channel’s controversial program “Michael Jackson’s Autopsy” is said to be based on the official coroner’s report and court documents taken after the star’s tragic passing back in 2009.
The show will follow a pathologist as he performs a full autopsy on a synthetic cadaver and exposes the “medical myths that surrounded Jackson throughout his troubled life – his drug addiction, his vitiligo and other disorders”. And the plans have infuriated the Thriller hitmaker’s loyal fans, who have launched a petition in a bid to stop the show from airing.
Members of two Jackson campaign groups, MJ Justice Project and MJ Children, have united to urge other devotees to contact bosses at the Discovery Channel to voice their displeasure about the show. The petition states, “We ask the directors of the Discovery Channel programming to proceed with the outright cancellation of this indecent documentary.”
“Michael Jackson’s Autopsy” is due to air in the U.K. on January 13, according to TMZ.com.
Kim Kardashian is clawing her way to the top of Hollywood’s rich list – the socialite has been named the highest paid reality TV star of 2010. The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” beauty pulled in a massive $6 million in the last 12 months, thanks to her reality series, lucrative endorsement deals and various promotional appearances.
The 30-year-old star is said to make as much as $75,000 for a single appearance. Lauren Conrad came second in the ranking – she boosted her bank balance by $5 million in 2010, despite leaving the cast of “The Hills” last year. Conrad has made her fortune with a best-selling fashion range and a trilogy of young adult books.
Conrad’s former co-star Audrina Patridge was also namechecked after earning $3.5 million thanks to a deal with hamburger chain Carl’s Jr., tying for fourth place with TV personality Kate Gosselin. “The Real Housewives of New York City” ‘s Bethenny Frankel came third on the list compiled by the Daily Beast.
TV networks wouldn’t miss the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death. Exactly on June 25, there will be a number of special programs, be it a documentary or a latest report on the late King of Pop, on such networks as ABC, MTV, TV Guide Network, VH1, Fuse, and E! Entertainment Television.
Some like TV Guide and Fuse would rather relive the memory of the singer. The former will debut its recently-acquire documentary “Michael Jackson: Gone Too Soon” which runs for two hours and follow it up with “Michael Jackson’s Entourage: Where Are They Now” and “Michael Jackson: His Family Dynasty”. Fuse is running “Michael Jackson: The Inside Story” and “Michael Jackson: A Tribute”.
Meanwhile, ABC prefer to keep up with the latest news about the singer’s death, airing a two-hour “20/20″ special that investigates the death and includes the aftermath like how his children adjust to the situation. The network said there will be an interview with Michael’s make-up artist and stylist.
E! would re-run “E! True Hollywood Story: Michael Jackson” and air two more specials called “E! Investigates: The Last Days of Michael Jackson” and simply “Michael Jackson”.
Music networks like MTV and VH1 would do their job in helping fans relish his music career. The latter is running a five-hour TV movie “The Jacksons: An American Dream” while the former compiles his best music videos in “Michael Jackson’s Top 10 Video Countdown”. There will also be a special program called “Michael Jackson’s Influence on Music” where artists who have been inspired by the singer would testify. MTV is stretching the tribute to June 26 where two hours will be dedicate solely to his videos.
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Even almost a month after his death, Michael Jackson is still generating buzz on television. A special documentary has been compiled by TV One as part of Michael Jackson week that starts with “The Michael Jackson Story” on Sunday, July 26 at 8/7c. A five minutes preview of the doc has been teased.
“Michael Jackson Story” opens with clips from the King of Pop’s famous music videos including “Thriller” and “Bad“. It continues with testimonies from people close to Michael such as sister La Toya Jackson and good friend Liza Minnelli on what an individual Michael was. According to the cable channel, the documentary will tell about Michael’s life in an “incredible, revealing” way. There would be new interviews with his mother Katherine Jackson and his friend Gladys Knight.
Apart from the Sunday special, TV One will also air a mini-series “Jacksons: An American Dream” on July 27 and 28 at 9/8c. Issues like Michael’s sense of race from Rev. Jesse Jackson’s point of view will be discussed. Also on August 1 and 2, there will be the 30th Anniversary Celebration concert airing at 6/5c.
On related news, networks are still in bidding war to get the exclusive deal to air the upcoming memorial concert for Michael Jackson. AEG Live, that was behind Michael’s 50-date concert, is looking forward to stage a tribute concert on August 29 featuring Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake and others. NBC reportedly is the front runner to get the right, shelling out around $10 million as license fee.
For fans who fail to get a hold of tickets to Michael Jackson‘s memorial service at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, staying at home and watching it through TV can be an option. TV networks are on standby mode to broadcast the remembrance on Tuesday, July 7 live.
E! said on Saturday, July 4 that it will carry live and stream online the memorial service starting at 10 A.M. PT. The broadcast will be available live at anywhere in the world where E! can be seen. Music channels like MTV, VH1 and VH1 Classic meanwhile, will start broadcasting at 1 P.M. ET.
CBS News which has been covering heavily since Michael’s death on June 25, released the following statement. “Based on current plans, CBS News will provide comprehensive coverage anchored by Katie Couric of Michael Jackson’s memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, as well as the events and activities surrounding the memorial via the CBS Television Network, CBSNews.com and CBS Radio News.”
A total of 17,500 tickets are given for free to fans who wish to attend the memorial service. 11,000 of them will be able to watch the process from inside the building while the rest are to view the service from a simulcast at Nokia Theater. StaplesCenter.com which is the place to register for the tickets has crashed due to the huge traffic, but AEG Live is working on adding providers.
Security and health will be the main concerns for the officials on duty during the event. L.A. Councilwoman Jan Perry said, “We cannot jeopardize the health and safety of the public. Without a ticket, the best option for viewing the services for this extraordinary individual is at home.”
After winning the Gong Show’s top honors twice, he made his film debut in “Cheech and Chongs Next Movie” followed by “Cheech and Chong’s Nice Dreams“. His movie career continued with featured roles in “Alphabet City” with Vincent Spano and “Grand View USA”starring Jamie Lee Curtis.
When “Police Academy” became a smash success, his celebrity status was all but assured.
He then went on to play a part in Mel Brooks’”Spaceballs”, a film that helped to further spotlight his unique style of comedy. He was also heard, but not seen, when he supplied the voice of Stripe, the evil little creature, in the hit movie “Gremlins”.
He will be at Fat Fish Blue home of the Funny Bone at Levis Commons on Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Click on the video link below to watch his hysterical appearance on The Third Chair.
Sex And The City stars Sarah Jessica Parker, 43, Kim Cattrall, 52, Cynthia Nixon, 42, and Kristin Davis, 43, all confirmed their appearance in the sequel to Sex and the City: The Movie. “Not all the contracts are signed, but everyone is on board. It just happened.”, reports Us Weekly.
Back in September, the leading actress Sarah Jessica Parker told Us magazine: “It’s all about the story. If we can’t tell a story that’s really worthy of an audience, then we won’t do it. We’ve been really lucky at this point. We’ve been in people’s good graces for a long time, and we take that very seriously. So that’s the biggest challenge, the story.”