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Katie Holmes Wanted to Save Suri From Scientology Tests

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Divorce, Celebrity Babies, Rumors,

Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri CruiseKatie Holmes filed for divorce in order to save her daughter from undergoing Scientology auditing.

The 33-year-old actress ended her marriage to Tom Cruise - who is a high-profile member of the quasi-religious cult - last week and sources close to the star have revealed she was worried their six-year-old daughter would be subjected to a process known as "sec checking," according to TMZ.com.

During these tests, the subject holds electrode handles on a device called an electropsychometer or E-Meter and is then asked a series of personal questions that help the church locate "areas of spiritual distress," but according to ex-members it is designed to help kids spy on their parents. While the person is being asked the questions, a church auditor collects E-meter readings from the device, which has been compared to a polygraph machine.

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Paris Hilton Turned Down Real Housewives Role

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Drama, Reality, Bravo, Gossip, Rumors,

Paris HiltonParis Hilton had to turn down a guest role in the finale of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

The hotel heiress was asked by producers of the hit reality TV show to appear alongside her aunts, Kyle and Kim Richards, but she was forced to decline because she is out of the country on business.

"Paris was asked to be a part of the finale which will take place in mid-July. She is a big fan of the show and totally supports her family appearing on it, but had to decline because she will be out of the country. Paris will be extremely busy promoting her new album, and just has too much going on right now to commit to taking on anymore projects," a source said.

Kyle and Kim were also disappointed Paris couldn't take part as they know she would have been a hit. "Producers were hopeful Paris would be able to be a part of the finale, which they could have promoted and publicised. Paris definitely would have greatly bolstered the ratings for the finale, but, her schedule just couldn't accommodate it. Paris' aunts, Kim and Kyle also wanted her to be on the show, but they completely understand," the source added.


Alec Baldwin Marries Hilaria Thomas

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Weddings,

Alec Baldwin arrives for his weddingAlec Baldwin has married fiancee Hilaria Thomas.

The 30 Rock actor tied the knot with the yoga instructor yesterday at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York, in a ceremony watched by their close friends and family.

"Hilaria Thomas and Alec Baldwin were married this evening at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City with family and friends sharing in the joy of the occasion," friend Matthew Hiltzik told People.

The bride - who'll now take Alec's surname - wore a silk magnolia trumpet Amsale gown with cap sleeves and a keyhole back neckline accented with crystal buttons, while Alec donned a tuxedo by Tom Ford. Alec's 16-year-old daughter, Ireland, with ex-wife Kim Bassinger, was also dressed in an Amsale outfit as was Hilaria's mother.

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Weekend Reading: Frazz, Doc Savage and Spike Milligan

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Conventions, Editorials, Reviews,

FrazzTo everyone suffering through the summer heat wave, wind and electrical storms and power outages in the U.S., my heart goes out to you. If you’ve still got the internets, here are some things to help ease the pain.

Daniel Best reports on trouble at Oz Comic-Con in Australia this weekend.

With convention season in full swing, the critic Bill Sherman reviews Rob Salkowitz’ Comic-Con And The Business Of Pop Culture, an account of the 2011 Comic Con International in San Diego. “Salkowitz approaches his topic as both a business analyst and a longtime fanboy -- and he shows a commendable breadth of knowledge about both the medium and the somewhat clannish fan culture.

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Tom Cruise ‘Saddened’ by Katie Split

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Divorce, Rumors,

Katie Holmes and Tom CruiseTom Cruise is "deeply saddened" to be splitting from Katie Holmes.

The 49-year-old actor- has confirmed he is upset about the demise of his five year marriage but is focusing on his children Connor, 17 and Isabella, 19 from his relationship with Nicole Kidman and his six-year-old daughter Suri.

"Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy," his representative said in a statement.

Meanwhile, insiders close to the situation claim former Dawson's Creek star Katie wanted to split from Tom - who has been married twice before - because she wants to "amp up her career."

"Katie just wants to live out of the spotlight of Tom. She wants to focus on her acting career, which has taken a backseat since her marriage. She is currently filming a movie and has another project lined up and she wants to amp up her career another notch, which she has struggled to do the past few years," a source said.

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Stephen Moyer Comfortable With Paquin and Skarsgard Sex Scenes

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Sci-Fi/Horror, HBO, Gossip,

Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin, and Stephen MoyerAnna Paquin says her husband is completely comfortable watching her sex scenes with Alexander Skarsgard.

The 29-year-old actress, is married to Stephen Moyer - who is her True Blood co-star - and says that the two men are friends which makes it easier.

"We feel completely comfortable together. Everyone is very respectful of each other's boundaries ... They're all very gentlemanly about it," she said.

Anna, who plays Sookie Stackhouse in the show, met Stephen, who plays vampire Bill Compton, on the set of the program. Their characters were also lovers, but later split up on screen.

Anna - who is pregnant with twins - admitted that she has two sides to her personality and although she will be a maternal parent, she may also get urges to run away with her family: "I have a side that's very nesty. And another that thinks, 'Let's lock up the house and go away for five months.'"


Google Chrome for iOS review

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Google, Internet, Software,

Google Chrome iOS review

Google Chrome for iOS was announced during the Google I/O 2012 keynote on day 2, bringing Google's popular browser to the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Well, kind of.

You see, Chrome for iOS isn't really Google Chrome as far as the rendering of web pages goes. It's no different than any other third-party or in-app browser in iOS. In a nutshell, it's a wrapper for WebKit. Even more disappointing, only Mobile Safari gets to use the souped-up version of WebKit on iOS, featuring the Nitro engine. Third-party apps don't get access to Nitro, which means that web pages will load noticeably slower if they've got Javascript in them. So, what exactly does Chrome for iOS have to offer? Let's take a look.

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Watch this: Google I/O 2012 keynote - Day 1

Google I/O 2012 Day 1 keynote

Google made a bunch of announcements at the Google I/O 2012 keynote on day one. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google Glass Explorer Edition. The Nexus 7 tablet. The Nexus Q. That's not even the whole of it. We're sure you've read all about it, but nothing beats watching the introduction for yourself. Now you can, as Google has released the day 1 keynote on YouTube. Check it out after the break.

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Kris Jenner Praises Kanye West

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Television, Dating,

Kanye West and Kris JennerKris Jenner thinks Kanye West is "amazing."

The showbiz matriarch is delighted her daughter Kim Kardashian is moving on from her doomed marriage to Kris Humphries with the rapper because he makes her happy.

"After spending time with Kanye, I think he's an amazing guy. I want Kim to be with someone who makes her happy. They get on so well, so it's all good. I want them to follow their hearts," Kris said.

Despite occasional rows on their show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kris is close to her six children and is pleased they can always confide in her: "I'm a mother and I want to keep my children happy and healthy. We might have the odd spat on the show, but we communicate really well and they can tell me anything. We spend every day together. And, believe me, I keep their feet firmly on the ground."


Britney Spears is a ‘Fearless’ X Factor Judge

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, FOX, Gossip,

Britney Spears on 'The X Factor'Simon Cowell believes Britney Spears is a "fearless" X Factor judge.

The "Toxic" singer joined the judging panel of the show alongside Demi Lovato following Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger's exit after one series, and the music mogul claims Britney is excellent because she is not swayed by anyone else's opinion.

"Britney is fearless. She has no qualms about turning down a contestant. To get a, 'No' out of Paula, as you know, was like getting blood out of a stone because she didn't want to be unpopular. Britney will turn people down even if 4,000 people are going crazy about the contestant," he said.

Simon also praised Demi, who he finds often gangs up with Britney: "When the two of them get together and me and L.A. Reid want someone to go through, these two, they gang up. And that's what happens when you put two girls together!"

The second season of the The X Factor will premiere on September 12.


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