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October 23rd, 2014 7:00am EDT
Ryan Reynolds
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Actor Ryan Reynolds (1976)

Actress Amandla Stenberg (1998)

Actress Taylor Spreitler (1993)

Singer Stevie Brock (1990)

Actress Jessica Stroup (1986)

Actress Briana Evigan (1986)

Brazilian model Izabel Goulart (1984)

Actress Leticia Dolera (1981)

So You Think You Can Dance hostess Cat Deeley (1976)

Guitarist Jimmy Wayne (1972)

TV doctor Sanjay Gupta (1969)

Director Sam Raimi (1959)

Singer/comedian Weird Al Yankovic (1959)

Country singer Dwight Yoakam (1956)

Singer Dianne Reeves (1956)

Director Ang Lee (1954)

Author Michael Crichton (1942; d. 2008)

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Pennsylvania Judge Refuses To Dismiss Led Zeppelin Plagiarism Lawsuit

October 22nd, 2014 11:05pm EDT
Led Zeppelin
A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that a plagiarism lawsuit against Led Zeppelin over their classic hit "Stairway To Heaven" can proceed despite the group's members not having any ties to the jurisdiction in which the suit was filed.

The group's lawyers requested that the suit, which was brought against the band by the family of late Spirit guitarist Randy California, be dismissed on the grounds that the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has no right to rule on the case.

"The individual defendants are British citizens residing in England, own no property in Pennsylv...
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Shailene Woodley Loves Her Disturbing Sex Scene In 'White Bird In A Blizzard'

October 22nd, 2014 10:15pm EDT
Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley has opened up about her racy sex scenes in new film "White Bird in a Blizzard," saying that not only was she comfortable taking it all off for a nude scene in the movie, but saying that an intimate scene with co-star Thomas Jane, who is 23 years her senior, is both "sexy" and "disturbing" at the same time.

Woodley, 22, plays a 17-year-old in the film and when her character's mother disappears her life is thrown into chaos. She also happens to be discovering her sexuality at the time.

"When you're a teenager you're exploring all different parts of yourself for the first ti...
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2014's 'Most Fascinating People' Include Scarlett Johansson, Neil Patrick Harris

October 22nd, 2014 8:04pm EDT
2014's 'Most Fascinating People' Include Scarlett Johansson, Nei
It's that time of year again - Barbara Walters is counting down the "10 Most Fascinating People" in her annual TV special.

While the number-one most fascinating person will be kept under wraps until the program airs on Dec. 14, Walters has released some of the names on the 2014 list.

TV mogul Oprah Winfrey, actor Neil Patrick Harris, actress and new mom Scarlett Johansson and comedienne Chelsea Handler are some of the stars who will be featured on the ABC program.

Walters said in a statement: "I was absolutely delighted when ABC approached me to do another year of 10 Most Fascinating Peo...
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'Goodfellas' Star Frank Sivero Suing Producers Of 'The Simpsons' For $250 Million

October 22nd, 2014 6:11pm EDT
'Goodfellas' Star Frank Sivero Suing Producers Of 'The Simpsons'
Actor Frank Sivero, who played mobster Frankie Carbone in Martin Scorsese's classic 1990 gangster flick "Goodfellas," is suing the producers of The Simpsons for using his likeness for over two decades without compensation.

The actor alleges that the animated Fox series created the character Louie, a henchman sidekick of Springfield's mob boss Fat Tony, in his likeness and has featured the character on the show in 16 of its episodes, according to the New York Daily News.

Sivero is seeking $250 million in damages in the lawsuit. He says that he's the one who "developed" his character in "Go...
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Renee Zellweger Says She Looks Different Due To Her Happier, 'More Fulfilling' Life

October 22nd, 2014 3:38pm EDT
Renee Zellweger Says She Looks Different Due To Her Happier, 'Mo
Renee Zellweger stunned fans on Monday after showing up to the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., looking very different from her last red carpet appearance.

Many wondered if the actress, 45, had plastic surgery, but the star told People, "I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows."

Zellweger called the attention she received "silly" and decided to respond to the speculation she had work done on her face because, "it seems the folks who come digging around for some nefarious trut...
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Jennifer Lopez In Talks To Replace Britney Spears In Las Vegas Residency

October 22nd, 2014 2:37pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez is inking a deal to replace Britney Spears when the blonde pop star's residence ends at The Axis, Planet Hollywood, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lopez is in final negotiations and will earn $350,000 per show, according to TMZ.com. In comparison, Spears is making $310,00 per show. However, Lopez would only do 72 shows, three times a week for 24 weeks over a one or two-year period. Spears committed to 96 shows over a two-year period.

Crunching the numbers, Spears will take home a total of $29.76 million compared to Lopez, who will make $26.38 million.

Neither can compare to Celine ...
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Matthew McConaughey Receives American Cinematheque Award

October 22nd, 2014 12:10pm EDT
Matthew McConaughey Receives American Cinematheque Award
Matthew McConaughey was honored with the American Cinematheque Award last evening at the 28th Annual Gala in Los Angeles, with wife Camilla Alves and children Vida and Levi by his side.

The American Cinematheque Award annually honors "an extraordinary artist in the entertainment industry who is fully engaged in his or her work and is committed to making a significant contribution to the art of the motion pictures."

McConaughey has been on a professional high in the past year, winning an both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his work in "Dallas Buyers Club."

Attending the fes...
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Toys R Us Pulls 'Breaking Bad' Figures From Stores

October 22nd, 2014 11:25am EDT
Breaking Bad
Toys R Us has ceased selling action figures of characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after a Florida woman started a petition on website Change.org asking the company to remove them.

Susan Schrivjer says she was "shocked and appalled" that the store -- which promotes itself as a place "where a kid can be a kid" -- would carry such figures -- ones that include accessories such as guns and a batch of crystal meth.

The figures are aimed at adult collectors and are displayed in an area of the stores designated for the over 16 crowd, but Schrivjer's argument is over the drugs.

"Anyt...
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Kesha Swore Under Oath That Dr. Luke Didn't Make Sexual Advances Towards Her

October 22nd, 2014 8:32am EDT
Kesha
Last week, Kesha made headlines after she accused producer Dr. Luke of mentally and sexually abusing her for years. She claims that's what forced her to go to rehab in Illinois earlier this year for two months.

Kesha has claimed the producer forced himself on her after making her take drugs and alcohol during a flight. She also accused Dr. Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, of taking advantage of her in a hotel suite after giving her drugs.

The singer's accusations are holding less weight after a judge released a 2011 deposition in which she swore under oath that she had never been intimat...
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