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Whitney Houston’s Family Furious About Lifetime Movie

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Drama, Cable, Gossip, Rumors,

Angela Bassett and Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston's family is furious about her new Lifetime biopic.

The late superstar's loved ones are "p**sed" that the Angela Bassett-directed film depicting Whitney's rocky relationship with her ex-husband Bobby Brown is being planned as a TV movie because they feel she deserves so much more.

Pat Houston, the "I Will Always Love You" singer's sister-in-law, told TMZ, "Whitney is certainly worthy of more than a television movie. If Whitney were here today, this would not be happening."

Whitney's estate has reportedly already informed Lifetime of their displeasure and is said to be threatening a lawsuit if the network refuses to cancel production.

The singer's loved ones are instead planning their own big screen movie in the style of Michael Jackson's This Is It, which they feel would be a more fitting tribute to the musical icon, who accidentally drowned in February 2012 in her Beverly Hilton hotel suite.


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Frances Bean Cobain Has No Memories of Kurt

Frances Bean with her late father, Kurt CobainKurt Cobain is like "Santa Claus" to his daughter.

Frances Bean Cobain was just a baby when her famous father committed suicide in 1994 and her mother Courtney Love says it is hard for the 21-year-old artist to hear other people's stories and memories of her dad because she has none herself.

"You have to put yourself in Franny's shoes when it comes to her father because she feels like she's related to Santa Claus. Like, everyone loves him but she says she retains no memory of Santa Claus. Whereas I can remember him, his laugh, what he was like in bed, and how he was with her," Courtney said.

Courtney - who, like her late spouse, has battled drug addiction - feels grateful her daughter is "sensible" and hopes she won't follow in her parents' footsteps: "The cool thing about Frances is that she knows she's related to two junkies. I mean, she might smoke pot, maybe, but she's sensible. I thank God she was never introduced to prescription drugs when she was grown up."

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Tupac Shakur’s Final Words Revealed

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Obituaries,

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur's final words were reportedly "F**k you."

The late rapper, who died from injuries sustained in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in September 1996, is said to have sworn at police officer Chris Carroll, who was one of the first responders on the scene.

According to the official, he repeatedly tried to ask Tupac - who was 25 at the time of his death - who had shot him but the "Changes" star was uncooperative. "I'm asking him, 'Who shot you? What happened? Who did it?' And he was just kind of ignoring me. He was making eye contact with me here and there, but he's trying to yell at Suge [Knight, Tupac's friend and record label boss]. And I kept asking over and over, 'Who did this? Who shot you?' And he basically kept ignoring me."

However, Chris claims he witnessed a swift change in the rapper's demeanor as he realized he wouldn't make it:

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Quote of the Day: Vin Diesel on Voicing Groot

Vin Diesel and Groot, of 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

"It was the month after the accident happened with my brother Paul Walker and it was the first time I had worked since. Although it was challenging, just to get back to work was therapeutic — especially as Groot. There was an innocence about the character that was just refreshing — and it may have been more challenging under other circumstances, but at that time, it was very therapeutic."

- Vin Diesel shares how voicing the role of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy helped him get over the death of his friend and Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker.

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Michael Jackson Hologram to Tour the World?

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson is set to tour the world again - as a hologram.

The late King of Pop, who was resurrected onstage at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night thanks to advanced technology, could wow fans across the globe again five years after his death.

The producers behind the special effects extravaganza want to take their show on the road for a two-year tour and are predicted to make half a billion dollars. "It's only a matter of time before a hologram like this goes on tour. Public appetite for Michael Jackson's music has never been greater and this is a unique way of experiencing his magic," a source said.

The hologram performance at the Billboard Music Awards follows the success of a new posthumous Michael Jackson album, Xscape, which recently topped the charts in the UK. "It's so important to experience Michael Jackson in a live setting. We wanted a live performance in front of a live audience," added John Branca, the executor of the singer's estate.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Will Not Appear via CGI in ‘Mockingjay’

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman will not be digitally recreated to appear in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

The actor tragically died in February of a heroin overdose before he could complete the sci-fi film and director Francis Lawrence is determined to include the star in the scenes he couldn't complete, but will not settle for digitally enhancing his image into the movie.

"We finished the majority of his work. I think he might have had eight to 10 days left on our schedule. In most of those scenes, Phil didn't have any dialogue. We are going to put him into those scenes, but we're only using real footage. We're not creating anything digital or a robotic version of him," he said.

Shortly after his passing, studio Lionsgate, who is making the movies, said Philip would be recreated for scenes using CGI effects. Producer Nina Jacobson said they may give some of the star's character, Plutarch Heavensbee's, lines to other characters, but said that would happen "only in circumstances that we are able to do that without undermining the intent of the scene."

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‘Alien’ Artist H.R. Giger Dies

H.R. Giger working on 'Alien'

Surrealist artist H.R. Giger - one of the driving creative forces between 1979's Alien - died today in Zurich after complications from a fall.

The 74-year-old Swiss was known for his dark but brilliant fascination in humanity's relationship with machines. Having been brought to Hollywood by El Topo director Alejandro Jodorowsky to work on his unrealized Dune, Giger went on to work in sci-fi films like Alien, for which he won an Oscar (it's worth noting that his designs for Jodorowsky's Dune were still used in David Lynch's 1984 film adaptation).

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Lea Michele Posts Birthday Tribute to Cory Monteith

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Television, Birthdays, Photos, Obituaries,

Lea Michele and Cory MonteithLea Michele has posted a touching tribute to late boyfriend Cory Monteith on his birthday yesterday.

The Glee star described the actor, who died in July last year of a drug overdose, as having "the biggest heart and most beautiful smile" and shared a photograph of the pair together. The black and white image, posted on Lea's Twitter page, shows the couple sharing a joke, and she accompanied it with the caption, "The biggest heart and most beautiful smile.. In all of our hearts.. We love you so. Happy Birthday [sic]."

Fans showed their support for Lea and claimed they too were still "heartbroken" over the actor's death. "This photo broke my heart. i miss him so much. Stay strong love i love you. Happy birthday angel Cory [sic]," one wrote.

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Kurt Cobain Inspires New Comic Book

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Upcoming Releases, Rock,

Tribute: Kurt CobainKurt Cobain has inspired a new comic book.

The late Nirvana frontman will have his life documented in a new animated biography - which documents the rock singer's rise to fame and battle with drugs in his last few years.

The book, entitled Tribute: Kurt Cobain, will be released on April 9, to coincide with the anniversary of Kurt's death on April 4, 1994, after he committed suicide. "Not only is this a great way to understand the importance of his contribution to music, but it is a great tool for kids to read about him in a different medium. Our biography comic books are now taught in schools and libraries for students and reluctant readers," Darren G. Davis of Bluewater Publishing said in a statement.

The "Smells Like Teen Spirit" hitmaker's biography follows a string of celebrity biopics by Bluewater Publishing, with notable books in their tribute series looking at the lives of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Keith Richards.

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‘Homeland’ Actor James Rebhorn Dies at 65

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James RebhornHomeland actor James Rebhorn has died at the age of 65.

The star - best known for playing Frank Mathison, the father of intelligence officer Carrie Mathison in the hit TV drama - has sadly passed away from a long battle with skin cancer, TMZ reports.

James is said to have died in his home on Friday night after his condition "drastically worsened" over the past weeks.

Aside from starring opposite Claire Danes in Homeland, the actor will be remembered for his roles in big Hollywood blockbusters, including Scent of a Woman alongside Al Pacino and playing Secretary of Defence Albert Nimziki in Independence Day. James began his career in the 50's and notched up parts in multiple TV shows including Third Watch, Law & Order, Boston Legal, 30 Rock and The Good Wife, as well as playing Reese Hughes on White Collar.

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