Aretha Franklin to Fantasia: You can't always get what you want
February 24th, 2011
07:04 PM ET

Aretha Franklin to Fantasia: You can't always get what you want

Aretha Franklin is giving Fantasia Barrino a little lesson in "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" after the young star skipped the Grammys because she wasn't asked to participate in the show's tribute to the Queen of Soul.

"They were honoring someone who is my idol, Aretha Franklin, and there is no way I could have sat there and not got the happy feet and wanting to jump on the mic because she is my favorite," Fantasia told BET's "106 & Park." "So I felt like, you know, at the end of the day I should have been on that stage so, I kind of did my own little thing."

But according to Franklin, Fantasia better think before she acts.

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February 24th, 2011
07:00 PM ET

Oscar predictions: What's the verdict?

There are just a few days left before the awards show of the year kicks off.

So to bide our time until we can see the cream of Hollywood’s crop in glamorous gowns and manicured menswear, let’s talk Oscars predictions.

We’ve surveyed the landscape to see who’s getting the most odds – let us know who you think will be making acceptance speeches in the comments.

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Stooges movie films in April – but still no cast, say Farrellys
February 24th, 2011
06:33 PM ET

Stooges movie films in April – but still no cast, say Farrellys

The upcoming Three Stooges movie is just weeks away from filming and Bobby and Peter Farrelly still haven't found their leading men.

"We're shooting at the end of April," Peter told CNN at Wednesday's L.A. premiere of their latest comedy, "Hall Pass." "We are down to several excellent actors for the roles, we just haven't made a choice. But we will in the coming weeks, and that gives us five weeks of rehearsals."

And that's nothing to nyuck-nyuck about!

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Natalee Holloway story inspires Lifetime sequel, reality series
February 24th, 2011
06:02 PM ET

Natalee Holloway story inspires Lifetime sequel, reality series

Natalee Holloway has been missing since 2005, but the fascination with her disappearance remains stronger than ever.

In fact, Lifetime is developing a sequel to its top-rated 2009 telefilm about Holloway, as well as a reality series starring her mom, reports Deadline.com.

"Justice for Natalee Holloway" takes place several years after the first TV movie and will follow Beth Holloway (Tracy Pollan) on her search to discover the fate of her teenage daughter, who disappeared on a senior class trip to Aruba.

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'The X Factor' auditions are coming
February 24th, 2011
05:48 PM ET

'The X Factor' auditions are coming

Auditions for "The X Factor" are set to begin on March 27 at the L.A. Sports Arena in Los Angeles.

Singers age 12 and older will also be able to audition in Miami, Chicago,  Seattle, Dallas and Newark, New Jersey. The competition is open to individuals and groups.

"The show is basically a singing competition with a twist," Simon Cowell said in a video released by Fox network. "The auditions are open to anyone who can sing."

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February 24th, 2011
05:47 PM ET

Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard really do 'Drive Angry'

What would happen if you ticked off Nicolas Cage on the highway? Would he flip you the bird or just resort to deep yogic breathing?

There's no doubt that driving in Los Angeles can be stressful, so CNN decided to ask co-stars Nicolas Cage and Amber Heard of the new movie 'Drive Angry 3D' just how they handle their road rage.

The key, according to Cage, is to abide by two rules:  "Do not yell, do not flick people off." (Sage advice.)

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