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America Ferrera Returning to TV?

America FerreraAmerica Ferrera is planning a return to TV.

The End Of Watch actress - who shot to fame on TV show Ugly Betty - is reportedly planning to star in telenovela project Pedro & Maria, a contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

"Pedro and Maria are two opposites cut from the same cloth caught in the trap of forbidden love. He is a second generation Dominican from the mean streets of Washington Heights. She is a Puerto Rican whose parents made millions as real estate developers. It's a clash of the haves and the have-nots, of Main St vs. Wall St, set against a volatile cultural backdrop that fiercely believes neither side should mix with the other," the series synopsis states.

Although America found fame as the titular character in Ugly Betty - earning an Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for her performance - she has previously admitted she nearly quit acting to follow her academic dream until one of her professors gave her some helpful encouragement:

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Madonna’s Daughter Eager to Flee Spotlight

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Child Stars, Clothing, Style, Rumors,

Madonna and her daughter LourdesMadonna's eldest daughter Lourdes is planning to fund her own university education.

The independent 16-year-old student - who helps run a successful fashion line Material Girl with her famous mother - is said to want to pay her own fees to attend performing arts school Bard College close to New York in a bid to escape the spotlight and her mother's strict rules.

"Lourdes can't wait to leave home and get to university. She's already planned it all. She's also fed up being in the spotlight. That's why she didn't go on stage during Madonna's tour," a source told The Sun.

Madonna previously said she worries about being an "irresponsible parent" and revealed her daughter planned to leave home in the near future: "My children are my first priority and because they are older I can't take them with me on the road everywhere. I really feel I would be an irresponsible parent if I didn't stop my tour and spend time with them. My daughter is going to be leaving home soon."

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Emma Watson’s Quality Controlled Friends

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Dating, Child Stars, Features,

Emma WatsonEmma Watson has learned to "quality control" people around her.

The Harry Potter actress - who is currently dating student Will Adamowicz - approaches her relationships differently as she grows older, and wishes she had done the same in her formative years.

"I wish someone had told me at 15, 'You accept the love that you think you deserve.' I would have approached my relationships completely differently if they had. I like this idea of quality control - that we don't have to accept just anyone into our lives. People talk about love as though it just happens to you - as though you're a victim in it all, when actually you can make good choices and bad. But women have a natural tendency to want to nurture and take care of men. I tend to date people who are quite introspective. I like deep thinkers."

Emma has had trouble with friends in recent years, struggling to find a sold group when she first went to the US to study at Brown University in 2009:

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Barnes & Noble Nook Back to School deal includes $100 worth of ebooks

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds, Hot Deals,

Nook Simple Touch Reader

Interested in a back-to-school e-reader, but you're not sure which one to buy? Barnes & Noble made a case for the Nook on Monday, with $100 in free books for the returning student.

B&N said that customers who purchase a new Nook from today until Sept. 11 will receive $100 in free books and study tools, specifically a free collection of 12 free classic books and 12 SparkNotes study aids.

The books will help any aspiring literature major, and include A Tale of Two Cities, Beowulf, Ivanhoe, Crime and Punishment and The Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man. The SparkNotes guides include To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, B&N said.

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Seton Hill University to give iPads to all full-time students

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds,

Seton Hall University iPads

Looks like Apple’s hopes that colleges and universities around the country will adopt the as an educational tool may be coming to fruition. Seton Hill University, based in Greenburg, Pennsylvania, has just made it public knowledge that they will be giving all full-time students an iPad, starting with the next upcoming fall semester. Other schools have tried this with the , but in our opinion, the slowness of the Kindle screen refresh kind of killed that one. We don’t know that the iPad will fare much better, but it certainly has a better shot at success.

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Sorting out the Spring

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: MLB,

Cincinnati RedsThe arrival of Spring Training ushers in the season it is named for. It’s an exciting time of year for sports, as it is once again time for baseball. Florida and Arizona play host to well over a thousand players and coaches, and fans flock in for a glimpse at the next boys of summer. But with the entire action taking place in just over a few weeks, it’s not too difficult to become lost in all the action that has little impact on the eight months of baseball that follow.

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Emma Watson Grows Into Fashionista Image with Elle Cover

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Movies, Child Stars, Clothing, Style, Photos,

Emma Watson on the cover of British Elle

As Harry Potter starlet Emma Watson fronts Burberry and increasingly becomes best buds with Karl Lagerfeld, it’s becoming more apparent that she’s pretty serious about that fashion career. The August edition of British Elle further cements her path, and holy Coco Chanel, does she look gorgeous!

Before she buckles down that path, however, she might take a slight detour and finish school: “I’m so excited. Living in London, it’s hard to be anonymous. But hopefully, on some campus somewhere, I’ll fade into the background a bit.”

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Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 Price Slashed

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Hot Deals, Microsoft, Software,

Office 2007It may be almost the end of the term for most, but if you are a student, Microsoft has a deal for you. Their Office Ultimate 2007 is priced at $59.95, as opposed to the usual $679.95. That 91% savings is good for anyone who has a viable .edu addy and is enrolled in school or is taking a credited class. The pricing will remain through the end of 2010 and you can grab a copy on its “Ultimate Steal” site. Windows Vista Ultimate (PRODUCT)RED Upgrade w/SP1 and Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007 are also available at reduced prices.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 27, 2009

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:
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Will Emma Watson Give Up Acting?

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Movies,

Emma WatsonCome 2011, will have starred in 8 successful Harry Potter films and generated enough money to dabble in any indie project she likes. But will we ever see the actress in a nude Broadway performance a la ?

In a recent interview, the college bound 18-year-old admitted she was uncertain where her future would take her. Since Emma never really had thoughts about getting into acting in the first place (she was only nine when they found her “out of nowhere”), she’s not sure if the profession is something she’ll eventually stick with. “Just because this has happened to me doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right thing,” Watson said. “I’ve come from a background of lawyers and academics. We didn’t watch films in our household.”

So what’s up next for the Tale of Despereaux star? School. Although she won’t be joining Daniel on a NY stage anytime soon, Watson could still be making an extended trip to the States. It’s believed that Emma - who was seen touring Harvard a few months back - may be attending an American university in Fall 2009.

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