May 31st, 2010
10:14 AM ET

'Glee'? Miley Cyrus 'just can't'

Miley Cyrus was quite vocal this weekend, and not just when she was singing at the May 29 Rock in Rio music festival in Portugal.

Wearing a corset-style bodysuit that would make Lady Gaga blush, the 17-year-old introduced her song “Full Circle” at the music fest with a touching dedication.

Cyrus told the audience the song is about two people who always come back to each other, "no matter what anyone says or the bad people that try to keep you apart. It's a personal story. Surprise surprise, it’s about a Jonas brother.”

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May 31st, 2010
09:35 AM ET

Speidi is over - at least for now

It might have been a lonely Memorial Day weekend for Spencer Pratt - his other half, Heidi Montag, is taking a hiatus from their marriage.

A rep for Montag (who also represents Pratt) confirmed to CNN Friday that the reported split is real, but added that as of now, it's just a separation.

“As you can imagine, it is crazy right now. [Montag is] trying to lay low the next couple days,” the rep said. “What I can say is that it’s a separation for now, not divorce.”

The couple have been the butt of more jokes than usual as the latest season of "The Hills" focuses on Pratt's confusing and bizarre behavior.


Filed under: Celebrities • television
May 31st, 2010
09:06 AM ET

Trailer Park: Michael Cera's makeover, 'Megamind' and ferocious felines

Now that TV favorites like “Lost” and “American Idol” have either found their way to boob tube heaven or are hibernating for the summer, more and more entertainment buffs like myself will be headed to the cool crisp air of their local movie house to chill out and escape in front of a bigger screen. And, with all those summer movies comes a whole new roster of movie trailers!

If you’ve always wanted to see actor Michael Cera transform from awkward, impish and easily intimidated in to a total action hero, his next film, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” might be just the comedy for you.

In order to date the girl who has piqued his romantic interest, Scott (Cera) must defeat her seven evil ex-boyfriends. Scott’s new foes range from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars. The movie also stars a bevy of hot young talent including Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Alison Pill, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman and recent Academy Award nominee, Anna Kendrick. The movie opens August 13.

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May 28th, 2010
05:45 PM ET

Suspicious video sent to Oprah

Note to aspiring stars: Don’t freak out Oprah if you would like to work for her.

A representative for Oprah’s OWN network confirmed to CNN that the show received a "suspicious" video which they forwarded to authorities.

“Oprah.com received a suspicious video submission for 'Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star,' a new series premiering on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network in January 2011,” said a statement from the company. “OWN’s protocol and online safeguards rejected the video, and the proper authorities were notified.”

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May 28th, 2010
04:32 PM ET

Stars tweet condolences for Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman

As news spreads of actor Gary Coleman’s death, various celebs, from Nick Cannon to "The Hills" star Audrina Patridge,  have taken to Twitter to extend their condolences.

Actress Soleil Moon Frye, herself a child star on the '80s show “Punky Brewster,” sent an “R.I.P.” tweet for Coleman Friday. So did "Who's the Boss" actress Alyssa Milano, another performer who grew up in the spotlight.

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Filed under: Celebrities
May 28th, 2010
04:01 PM ET

Casting Chronicles: James McAvoy in new 'X-Men'

But before we get to James, we have to tell you who will be joining the shockingly gaunt 50 Cent in the indie film, “Things Fall Apart”: none other than Ray Liotta, according to Variety.

The movie, directed by Mario Van Peebles, required the once-buff rapper to drop 50 pounds in order to portray a high-school football player stricken with cancer. Liotta will star opposite 50 – real name, Curtis Jackson – as the athlete’s doctor.

Moving on: James McAvoy has been cast as Charles Xavier in the “X-Men” franchise prequel, “X-Men: First Class.” In this movie, fans will see how Xavier formed the mutants into a group aiming to do good. The film already has “Kick-Ass” director Matthew Vaughn signed on to lead the feature, which is scheduled to start filming this summer, according to the L.A. Times.

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