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A few tidbits, Twilight, Grey’s and more

Fresh from three weeks of solid box office performance for “Twilight,” Summit Entertainment has officially tapped Chris Weitz to direct a “New Moon” sequel.

Summit Entertainment announced today that filmmaker Chris Weitz has been hired to direct the second film in the studio’s TWILIGHT film franchise. The film, NEW MOON, is based on the second book in author Stephenie Meyer’s blockbuster book series. The announcement was made by Erik Feig, Summit’s President of Production.

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Nicole Richie, daughter of hitmaker Lionel, is working on an album and getting help from friends Rihanna and Kelly Osbourne, according to the NY Daily News.

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Grey’s Anatomy star Eric Dane has blasted reports T.R. Knight has quit the show – insisting he is still shooting scenes.

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Sharon Stone, Halle Berry and Jamie Foxx are just a few of the A-list celebs who donated a five-figure sum to be there in person when Barack Obama is sworn in as president.

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Irish rocker Bono has been awarded the annual Nobel Man of Peace prize for his efforts to combat poverty, debt and disease in Africa.

Entertainment in the afternoon – Will Smith, Brad Pitt, Britters and more

Steven Spielberg and Will Smith may partner to adapt the ultraviolent Korean revenge flick Oldboy for American audiences. DreamWorks will produce, Universal will distribute and Smith will reportedly star as a man seeking payback after 15 years of kidnapped captivity.

Won’t be watching that one even with Will Smith starring.

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Even Brad Pitt has parenting woes…

He revealed that Shiloh is in a stage right where she will only respond to the names John and Peter! Ha! Pax, on the other hand, wasn’t so funny a while back when Brad put him in timeout and he rebelled by peeing on the timeout chair.

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What in the name of 90s one-hit-wonders is Blake Lively wearing?! The Gossip Girl starlet attended the celebration of the Juicy Couture 5th Avenue store opening in a backwards cardigan. Actually, upon further inspection, that looks like two backwards cardigans stuck together! Fashion like that makes me want to jump! jump! far, far away!

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Two weeks before the film even hits theaters, Twilight shows have already sold out.

According to Fandango, Twilight is accounting for two-thirds of all ticket sales and more than 100 premiere screenings have already sold out. This bodes well for the teen vampire love story and its burgeoning franchise.

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As rumored, Britney Spears joined Madonna on stage during her show at L.A.’s Dodgers Stadium on Thursday. Dressed in a white tuxedo-style shirt and black wide-leg trousers, Spears walked on stage at the end of Madonna’s tune “Human Nature,” singing the last verse. Pointing to Spears, Madonna then yelled, “She’s not your bitch!” Although Spears didn’t dance, Madonna spun around her, hugged her and kissed her hand.

She’s not yours either, Madonna.

La vida loca

Rounding up the hottest and latest in gossip entertainment news for you.

Congrats to Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale: the couple welcomed a baby boy on Thursday in Los Angeles. Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale popped out at 12:48pm, and weighed eight and a half pounds. Zuma Nesta Rock? Really? Are we sure she wasn’t still on drugs when she told the doctor’s to write that one down?

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Britney Spears and ex-beau Justin Timberlake are bringing sexy back with a duet for Brit’s new album due out at the end of the year.

Pop music’s former couple were supposed to team up on Britney’s last album “Blackout,” but Brit never showed up for the recording session at music producer Timbaland’s Virginia Beach recording studio last August.

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Melanie Chisholm is ready to spice up her life – with a baby!

The sometime Sporty Spice, 34, and her boyfriend of six years, property developer Thomas Starr, confirmed the pregnancy on her web site Friday morning.

“Some happy news,” she wrote. “I can now announce that Tom and I are expecting a baby and we are very happy.”

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Barney Stinson and Stella, finally together.

OK, maybe not, but the actors who play those two characters on How I Met Your Mother have been tapped to host the Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards. Neil Patrick Harris and Sarah Chalke (best know for her work on Scrubs) will co-host the ceremonies, which will take place on September 13 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. The event will air a week later, September 20, on the E! Channel.

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Metallica have just released the first single off their upcoming album, Death Magnetic. The epic track is entitled “The Day That Never Comes” and it’s now available through iTunes.

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A bored star-struck copper cracked down on Katherine Heigl, when she recently threw her cigarette butt on the ground (no less than 10ft. from a garbage can at that!), a police officer biked over and told her to pick it up.

“He added that he’d fine her next time he catches her tossing trash on the sidewalk.”

Nice!

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Mariah Carey, Britney Spears and Nicole Kidman are among the stars named and shamed for their bizarre demands and rock ‘n’ roll behaviour in a list of the worst celebrity hotel guests.

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Last but not least it is true, Ricky Martin is now the parent of twin boys.

“The children, delivered via gestational surrogacy, are healthy and already under Ricky’s full-time care,” the rep said in a statement. “Ricky is elated to begin this new chapter in his life as a parent and will be spending the remainder of the year out of the public spotlight in order to spend time with his children.”

Elated? Oh is he now?

Tying the knot and winning the gold

After hearing my husband knew about Hilary Duff possibly being engaged before I knew…well, then I realized the gossip queen was falling WAY behind in her Entertainment segment of Bring Me Up. Why didn’t y’all let me know of my failings!?

So here we have a great bit for you to chew on for Sunday morning breakfast.

I consider this some fantastic celebrity news! Straight from Beijing:
After winning gold medal number seven of these Olympics by one hundreth of a second on Saturday, record setting gold number eight seemed to come a little easier for Michael Phelps Sunday morning in Beijing. Joined by his teammates Jason Lezak, Brendan Hansen and Aaron Peirsol, the USA claimed gold in the 4×100 medley relay setting a world record as they did it. The headline of course belongs to Michael Phelps and his 8 gold medals, surpassing the record set by Mark Spitz at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

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As expected, Ellen and Portia de Rossi were married Saturday afternoon. Their rep said,”Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were married tonight in an intimate ceremony at their home in Los Angeles.” The women announced their engagement back in May. The wedding was attended by 19 guests including both of their mothers.

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John Mayer reveals the reasons behind his split with Jennifer Aniston.

“People have different chemistry, they have different lives,” John tells the mag. “It’s not about years, it’s about going out with somebody, being truthful on the way in, being truthful in the middle and being truthful on the way out. You’re either a cheater or you break up and I’m not the first, I’m the second. And that’s it. There’s no lying, there’s no bullsh!t.”

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Actress/singer Hilary Duff has sparked rumors she’s taking her relationship with hockey star Mike Comrie to the next level, after she was photographed wearing a ring on her wedding finger.

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According to Page Six, shock jock Howard Stern said “I do” to his longtime girlfriend Beth Ostrosky.

The intimate ceremony reportedly took place on the beach with only family in attendance.

The bride wore an Alice + Olivia white cotton sundress, and a source says “she was barefooted, along with the rest of her guests; it was very casual.”

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Joe Jonas turned the big 19 on Friday and celebrated with a new hog!

The popular singer’s family gave him a new motorcycle, which also donned a sidecar.

“I’m pumped!” he said in an interview with Radio Disney.

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He’s only been a daddy for a little over a month now, but Matthew McConaughey already has words of wisdom for his baby son Levi, born to he and girlfriend Camila Alves last month.

In an interview with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the ‘Fool’s Gold’ star says he’s going to give Levi the same advice his own father gave him: “Don’t lie and don’t say ‘I can’t.'”

Meanwhile, the buff actor goes on to say that his son will only eat organic food and will not be allowed goodies like gum, soda or candy!

Making up and playing music

Without confirmation I am feeling rather certain Jennifer Garner is pregnant with baby number two. I think Violet will make a lovely big sister, don’t you?

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My girl Brit has been trying super hard to repair her reputation. While doing so she is looking more and more healthy. But how is she doing it?

Well, she signed up to a $22,000-a-month diet and exercise regime, [including] $10,000-a-month on a nutritionist and diet supplements,$8,000 on a personal trainer and $4,000 on a private dance choreographer.

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John McCain can count on the C&W vote. Country music man and “Nashville Star” judge John Rich, of multiplatinum country duo Big & Rich, has penned a campaign anthem, “Raisin’ McCain,” to rally the redneck nation behind the Republican presidential nominee. The song will debut tomorrow night when Rich hosts the Country First Concert in Panama City, Fla., which will feature an appearance by McCain himself. Meanwhile, rapper Ludacris has composed a tune for Barack Obama that’s more trash-talking than melody. “Politics: Obama Is Here” slams Hillary Clinton as an “irrelevant bitch,” McCain as old, and President Bush as “mentally handicapped.” The rant has been condemned by Obama.

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The geeky, computer nerd, counterpart and female star of “24” Mary Lynn Rajskub finally gave birth to a boy last Thursday after waiting for more than 42 weeks. Sorry for being late on that one guys but I was on vacation last week.

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Ryan Gosling made his deejay debut Tuesday night at Green Door lounge in Hollywood, with a surprising guest in the crowd – his ex-girlfriend Rachel McAdams.

Arriving at 9 p.m., the actor settled into what is said to be a weekly gig at the lounge’s Tuesday jazz night. McAdams arrived later “supporting Ryan,” says a Gosling pal.

I would love to see these two back together!

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The 40 Year Old Virgin co-stars Steve Carell and Seth Rogen are to reteam for a new Ghostbusters movie, according to Internet reports. Woohoo! I hope this doesn’t meant it will be too spoofy.

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Lori Loughlin hardly looks old enough to be one of the parents on The CW’s updated version of “90210,” but the former “Full House” star tells ET she has three children — one of whom is 16 — so she is definitely in the ballpark when it comes to age.

Though I’d be worried if I were CW because every show Lori stars in ends up crashing and burning by the end of the season.

More twins and baby shark drama

The Happening star Mark Wahlberg revealed to Usmagazine.com that he and his fiance, model Rhea Durham, will be expecting their third child, a boy, “around the third of September.”

The couple are already parents to 4-year-old Ella and 2-year-old Michael.

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Ryan Seacrest was bit by a shark this past weekend.

We’re told that the Idol host was at a nearby beach in the L.A. area when he was bit by a baby shark on his foot.

The sea creature even left a little tooth behind as a souvenir.

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More celeb baby twins…

Congratulations to Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connel!

The couple, who got married last summer, are expecting their first children together.

It was confirmed this morning that they are going to be having twins.

The babies are due this winter.

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Shia LaBeouf is in trouble again. He was arrested for suspicion of DUI after crashing his pickup into another car early Sunday morning. His two passengers suffered minor injuries while Shia required surgery on his hand at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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“The Dark Knight” continues to obliterate box office records, crossing the $300 million mark in just 10 days.

I saw it yesterday with my hubster and it is an amazing flick. I loved every minute of it, darkness and all.