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Google Nexus 7 tablet: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 7-inch display, NFC for $199

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Google Nexus 7 tablet

During this morning's Google I/O 2012 keynote, the new Nexus 7 tablet was revealed. This is the first reference Nexus tablet, and sports a 7-inch 1280 x 800 IPS LCD display. It will also be the first device to ship with the brand new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, which was also detailed this morning. The Nexus 7 is manufactured by ASUS, and on the inside you'll find a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1.2 megapixel front camera, and NFC. Google seems to be putting this one agianst the Kindle Fire, pricing it at $199 for an 8 GB model, and $249 for 16 GB. You won't find another 7-inch tablet with better specs for the price. When you buy a Nexus 7 tablet you also get $25 in free Google Play credit, as well as a bunch of bundled content. If you wanna order one, pre-orders are now live in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia, and they'll start shipping in mid-July.

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Jack White to Produce The Rolling Stones?

Jack White with Mick Jagger and Keith RichardsKeith Richards says that "the door is wide open," for Jack White to produce The Rolling Stones.

The legendary "Paint it Black" band's guitarist said they are meeting next month to discuss plans to celebrate their 50th anniversary, and he is keen for them to head to the studio.

"I'd love to get some tracks down and see what songs we've got. And that goes along with part of getting the band back together and getting things moving. So I'd love to cut some tracks, yeah," he told Rolling Stone.

When asked if blues renaissance man Jack - a friend of Keith who worked on some demo material with him in 2009 - would produce the new material, he replied, "That's always a possibility. The door is wide open."

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50 Cent Hospitalized After Car Crash

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50 Cent50 Cent has been hospitalized after a car crash.

The "Candy Shop" hitmaker was taken to Queens hospital with possible injuries to his neck and back after a collision between his SUV - which was being driven by someone else - and a truck in the early hours of this morning on the Long Island Expressway in New York City.

According to Thisis50.com, the incident occurred when a red truck rear-ended his bullet proof vehicle and it "almost flipped over." Fifty - whose real name is Curtis Jackson - and was put on a stretcher and taken to the nearby medical facility, along with his driver.

But a source close to the rapper has revealed both the 36-year-old star and his driver are "fine" and that "he's good."

It's not the first time 50 has been at Queens this year after he was previously hospitalized due to a bad bout of food poisoning.


Roger Slifer Could Use A Hand

Roger SliferYou’ve probably seen this all over the internets, but a little more won’t hurt. Veteran comic book writer Roger Slifer was hit by a car this past weekend.

Roger worked for both DC (where he created Lobo) and Marvel (where he worked on Avengers and Marvel Two-In-One), and later produced and/or story-edited the TV shows Jem And The Holograms, Transformers, Street Fighter and others.

Here’s the story, as reported by Flint Dille:

“Roger Slifer is in intensive care after being run over in a hit and run on Friday Night around 1:00. We had originally thought of keeping this quiet, because Roger is a fairly private guy, but as word is out and time might be of the essence if we're going to find the hit-and-run driver, I'll post what I know.

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Blur to Debut New Tracks Over Twitter

BlurBlur will debut two new tracks over Twitter.

The "Parklife" hitmakers - who will perform at an Olympic Games closing show in London's Hyde Park on August 12 - will premiere two new songs, "Under The Westway" and "The Puritan," next Monday via a live video stream on the social media platform.

"I wrote these songs for Hyde Park and I'm really excited about getting out there and playing them for people," singer Damon Albarn said.

The band - which includes Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree - will be filmed live from a secret UK location. The first song will be broadcast globally on Twitter.com/blurofficial at 6.15pm with an exclusive band interview, followed by the second track at 7:15pm.

"People all over the world are connecting with the musicians they love on Twitter. Blur are taking this idea even further by debuting two new songs through a live stream and having a direct conversation with their fans on the platform," explained Tony Wang, Twitter's UK General Manager.

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John Travolta Sued For Assault

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Legal Issues, Rumors,

John TravoltaJohn Travolta is being sued for assault by cruise ship worker Fabian Zanzi.

The Grease actor has previously been accused by the man of exposing himself during a Royal Caribbean cruise in 2009, but Fabian is now requesting unspecified damages for the alleged assault, TMZ.com reports.

John - who is married to Kelly Preston - allegedly asked for a meal to be delivered to his room, where he then asked Fabian for a neck massage. He then claims the actor dropped his robe when he went to reach for his neck and forcefully embraced him, telling him he was "beautiful." When he resisted, Travolta reportedly offered him $12,000 to remain silent about the issue. Fabian claims he told management on board the cruise ship about the event but they refused to allow him to write out any details.

It is the second time in recent days the legendary star has been sued.


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to Marry in the UK

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie plan to marry in the UK.

The Hollywood couple - who got engaged in April after being together for seven years - are reportedly looking to have a low key wedding ceremony in Windsor, before jetting off to the South of France to celebrate on their luxurious Chateau Miraval estate in Provence.

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Salma Hayek Set For 30 Rock Return

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, NBC, 30 Rock, Gossip,

Alec Baldwin and Salma HayekSalma Hayek has promised to return to 30 Rock.

The actress appeared in the third season of the comedy for a multi-episode arc portraying Elisa, the girlfriend of NBC executive Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin), and creator Tina Fey has made her commit to a return before the show finishes its seventh and final season.

"I tried to tell Salma Hayek that she has to come back. She said that she would and I'm going to hold her to that," Tina told Entertainment Weekly.

Salma isn't the only star on Tina's "bucket list," she also hopes to lure Michael Sheen, Isabella Rossellini and other guest stars back to the show: "There are going to be people that we've always wanted to have on that we haven't, for various reasons, been able to yet. Or characters we've enjoyed so much that we want to bring back at some point before we leave. I always wanted to get Michael Benjamin Washington back on who played Donald Jordan, the older son. Of course we want to get Dennis Duffy in at some point. I'd love to get Michael Sheen to come back as Wesley Snipes. I'd love to get Isabella Rossellini back because we were reminding ourselves that Jack was married before, and she was a very pivotal character once."


Box Office Breakdown: Brave Dethrones Madagascar 3

Brave

Although movie-goers have been kind to Madagascar 3 for the past couple weeks, it didn't quite stand a chance against the newcomer Pixar/Disney film Brave, which secured Pixar's 13th first place debut with $66.7 million.

The third Madagascar film secured its second place spot with $20.2 million while the period horror film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter debuted at number three with $16.5 million. Coming in fourth place is Prometheus with $10 million while Rock of Ages rounded out the top five with $8 million.

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iOS 6 beta 2 now available

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iOS 6 beta 2

Apple has just released iOS 6 beta 2 as an over-the-air download a few minutes ago. This release comes exactly two weeks after the initial iOS 6 beta, which was released during WWDC 2012. If you're on an iPhone 4S the download is 332 MB in size, while the same update on the new iPad weighs in at 527 MB. Check Software Update in your settings app to grab it now.


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