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Originally posted 04/15/2005 08:00AM
SCHEDULED: With this week's news that their star is expecting a baby, UPN has set a May 17 premiere date for Britney Spears and husband Kevin Federline's still-untitled reality show, with the first episode going to a full hour. The network also said it will shoot new footage to go with the existing footage that the couple shot themselves. "As we all know, Britney and Kevin's life together has been played out in front of the public through Internet speculation, the gossip columnists and entertainment magazines," Dawn Ostroff, president of UPN, said in a statement. "But now, for the first time, their millions of fans will get to see and hear the couple's real story ... as told directly by them. "
Originally posted 11/19/2004 08:00AM
American artists were the big winners at the 11th annual MTV Europe Music Awards in Rome Thursday night.
Originally posted 10/07/2004 09:05AM
RULED: The name of the Colorado woman who accused Kobe Bryant, 26, of sexual assault will be made public in the civil lawsuit she is pressing against him, federal Judge Richard Matsch decided Wednesday. In making the ruling, the jurist said that allowing the 20-year-old to remain anonymous could be misconstrued by a jury as a prejudgment in the case. Lawyers for the woman – who intends to follow through with the case – had asked Matsch to protect her identity, saying she has faced death threats. Prosecutors dropped felony charges against L.A. Laker Bryant last month after his accuser refused to testify.
Originally posted 08/30/2004 12:00AM
"I'm feeling vindicated," declared Jay-Z, whose so-called "retirement" was capped by four trophies Sunday night at MTV's 21st annual Video Music Awards in a hot and steamy Miami.
Originally posted 07/08/2004 09:00AM
CRITICIZED: A poster showing OutKast's Andre 3000 holding a smoking gun has been branded "irresponsible" by Britain's Advertising Standards Authority, reports Reuters. The watchdog group upheld a complaint that the ad could be seen to glorify gun use but rejected another claim that it promoted racial stereotypes. The advertiser, record label BMG, had said it believed the poster for the hip-hop duo was no more likely to provoke violence than ads for James Bond movies. "We regret the ruling because OutKast are the last group that we believe you could level those charges against," said BMG press director Paul Bursche.
Originally posted 05/18/2004 08:00AM
CAST: Andre Benjamin of OutKast, better known as Andre 3000, will take his first movie leading man role in an as-yet untitled project set in the mid-'70s. Benjamin, 28, will star as an upper-middle-class musical prodigy who falls in love with a white, lower-class free spirit, reports Variety. Production is due to begin in October in New Orleans. The director is Paris Barclay, whose credits include episodes of TV's The West Wing and the feature Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.
Originally posted 02/11/2004 12:00PM
February 11, 2004INSIDE THE OUTKAST GRAMMY BASH Some say a party isn't really a party until someone calls the cops. If that's true, then let's just say Sunday night's post-Grammys bash honoring OutKast fits the bill. Kate Hudson, Sharon Stone and Paula Abdul were among the dozens of stars celebrating at a private mansion several miles above Sunset Boulevard before the police arrived with a helicopter and searchlights to disperse the crowd of more than 1,200. With the roads around the remote Hollywood Hills location blocked off until nearly 3:30 a.m., a scantily clad Christina Aguilera was forced to wait outside among the throngs of partygoers with only her burly bodyguards to keep her warm.
Originally posted 02/08/2004 01:00PM
Beyoncé has officially entered the Alicia Keys, Norah Jones and Lauryn Hill pantheon.
Originally posted 01/22/2004 11:00AM
TAPPED: Rap stars Big Boi and Andre 3000, otherwise known as Outkast, will perform their hits "The Way You Move" and "Hey Ya" at the Feb. 15 NBA All-Star Game, the Associated Press reports. The duo is up for six Grammy Nominations for their latest album, "Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below," including album of the year and best rap album. In other NBA-meets-music superstar news, Christina Aguilera will sing the national anthem and Nelly Furtado will sing the Canadian Anthem. The game is scheduled to air live on TNT at 8 p.m. ET.
Originally posted 06/23/2003 10:00AM
"Chicago," move over: Bryan Barber, who has made music videos for Queen Latifah, Run-DMC, Jermaine Dupree and Dr. Dre, will direct an HBO film inspired by the upcoming concept album from Atlanta hip-hop duo Outkast, "SpeakerBoxx/The Love Below," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
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