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Black and white next-gen iPhone leak: Smaller dock, metal rear, larger display, headphone jack moved

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Rumors,

New iPhone parts leak

You're looking at what's believed to be the rear panel of the next iPhone (above.) The part was uncovered by iFixYouri, which was tipped off by a "reliable source" at a Chinese parts supplier (the same source who revealed that the iPad 2 would be available in white) who already has the parts for sale. 9to5Mac was able to get even more images of the device.

As you can see in the image, the rear casing matches up quite nicely with recent rumors. We see the rear metal backing (although this is aluminum alloy and not LiquidMetal,) a spot for a much smaller dock connector, and larger speaker grilles as well. In addition, the sides of the device are incorporated into the back piece, and it appears that the headphone jack has been moved to the bottom as well, similar to the iPod touch.

Of course this is all rumor and speculation at this point, and even if real, plans can change at any time. Continue reading for more images!

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Tom Hiddleston: I Was ‘Rubbish’ in Thor

Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston thought he was "rubbish" in Thor.

The 31-year-old star feels "very lucky" that director Joss Whedon enjoyed his performance as Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) brother Loki in the Kenneth Branagh-helmed superhero movie, so much so he wanted him to play a big part in The Avengers.

"There was no guarantee that it was going to be such a big part, I think. And I also felt like I'd been rubbish in Thor - there was no way I was going to come back. So it was one step at a time and I was very lucky that, as we were coming to the end of shooting Thor, Ken Branagh showed Joss a rough cut of the film and Joss loved it, he loved what Ken had done with it and was really about what Chris and I had done on it. And [Whedon] said, 'I want to take that relationship and make the stakes higher. You've got these two brothers who are fighting each other and now what's at stake is the fate of Planet Earth, because that's what's going on.' So it's really exciting."

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Britney Spears Demanded Equal Pay to Jennifer Lopez

Britney SpearsBritney Spears demanded her X Factor pay deal was higher than Jennifer Lopez's earnings for American Idol.

The "Toxic" singer eventually agreed to a $15 million payment for one season of the US version of the Simon Cowell-fronted talent show, $3 million more than the "On The Floor" hitmaker gained for her first season on the rival program.

"Britney's bottom line was no less than $13 million," a source said. However it is also believed she initially asked for as much as $20 million, before eventually settling on the final sum.

The deal is said to have made bosses on American Idol particularly nervous as they think Jennifer now may up her demands for the show despite ratings falling in the last season.

It is believed X Factor bosses were so desperate to sign up Britney for the second season of the show they gave her permission to do whatever she wanted, which she did at her first taping of the show in Austin, Texas when she walked out during four auditions: "Simon Cowell is a smart and shrewd businessman who knew Britney could make his show and he was willing to give her just about anything to come on board - and he did."


Madonna Takes Swipe at Lady Gaga

Madonna and Lady GagaMadonna appears to have taken a swipe at Lady Gaga during rehearsals for her MDNA tour.

The 53-year-old singer took a pop at her younger rival as she performed "Express Yourself" on stage in Israel before launching into Gaga's "Born This Way," which has often been accused of being overly similar to her own song. Madonna then seemed to confirm that she was making a dig at Lady Gaga by singing "She's Not Me" from her 2008 album Hard Candy, in leaked video footage which has appeared on YouTube.

This isn't the first time Madonna has referenced the similarities between the two songs. "I thought, 'What a wonderful way to redo my song.' I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was... interesting," she previously said.

Other musicians have also weighed in on the debate with Noel Gallagher calling Gaga, who is currently on her Born This Way Ball world tour: "I don't give a f***ing monkey's about Lady Gaga. It's all about the meat suit and the controversy. Is it about music? Really? She's got the publicity side sorted, but where's the f***ing music. Her album gets played a lot around my house by my daughter and it's Madonna-lite. Madonna was hardcore. She took it to the edge musically as well as everything else. Twenty years from now, will we listen to Lady Gaga? No. She might think she is making a stand for the freaks and the weirdos. But they're not going to have any decent f***ing music to play are they?"


Lady Gaga Cancels Jakarta Show

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Concerts / Tours, Pop,

Lady GagaLady Gaga has cancelled her gig in Indonesia after receiving death threats.

The "Judas" singer was set to perform in Jakarta as part of the Asian leg of her Born This Way Ball tour but has now axed the show because hardline extremists complained her sexy clothes and dance routines would corrupt young people. Islamic Defenders Front called Gaga a "messenger of the devil" and vowed to turn out at the airport by the thousands if she tried to step off the plane.

"It's unfortunate. But with threats if the concert goes ahead, Lady Gaga's side is calling it off. This is not only about Lady Gaga's security, but extends to those who will be watching her," said Minola Sebayang, a lawyer for concert promoters Big Daddy.

Gaga is "devastated" by the decision to pull the plug on the show. "There is nothing Holy about hatred. We had to cancel the concert in Indonesia. I'm so very sorry to the fans & just as devastated as you if not more.(sic)" she wrote on her Twitter.

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Jay-Z and Kanye West to Make Another Album

Jay-Z and Kanye WestJay-Z and Kanye West are to record another album together.

The duo - who are currently on a joint European tour - are planning to return to the studio to work on another record following the success of last year's Watch The Throne.

"It's not started yet, but it's coming," producer Mike Dean promised.

In December, Jay admitted he was keen to record with Kanye again, but only after they'd each returned to their solo projects: "It depends on how this thing finishes up. We - I say 'we' because I'm in Throne mode - we're in a great place creatively. You might see a Jay, then Kanye and a Throne album next year. You know, we're really in a great place creatively. We really found our zone."

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Simon Cowell Blasts The Voice

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

Simon CowellSimon Cowell has taken a swipe at The Voice.

The TV mogul is currently judging hopeful singers for the second series of The X Factor in the US and told one contestant they would be better off auditioning for rival show The Voice - where the judges don't see what contestants look like before they pick them.

After the singer's audition, fellow panelist L.A. Reid told them, "If you decide to try out again, please do it on another show."

"Yes, the good news is I hear The Voice auditions are happening next week," Simon added.

This is not the first time Simon has blasted the rival show, having previously said he thought it would be better as a radio show: "That show [The Voice] puzzles me because it starts off and 'it's all about the voice.' So my first thought is: 'Why isn't this on radio?' because what's the point in looking at them. Then suddenly I'm watching it a week or two weeks ago and it's the same as The X Factor. They've got dancers behind them, graphics, lights. Same show. I see a lot of shows trying to rip us off. If you try and rip somebody off it always looks like a bad copy."


Demi Moore Meets Up with Ashton Kutcher

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Break-ups, Divorce, Rumors,

Ashton Kutcher and Demi MooreDemi Moore and Ashton Kutcher have reportedly met up to discuss the future of their relationship.

The estranged couple - who split last year following claims Ashton cheated on Demi - have seen each other at least twice in the past month to talk about what is going to happen in the future. According to RadarOnline.com, the pair were together last week for the birthday party of the man who officiated at their wedding, Rabbi Yehuda Berg.

"They have met up to discuss where to go next. Whether it be to divorce, or if there is a journey to travel together ... they both feel it's important to have spiritual guidance to accomplish it. I know they met up with Rabbi around the time of the Gemini New Moon last Monday, it signifies a time of new beginnings, especially when it comes to communication, so they met again before the party, at least once, maybe twice," a source said.

However, they are still unclear about what to do. "The idea was to discuss, where do they go from here. They're by no means getting back together but equally no decision has been made to end things for good so everything is to play at this stage," the source added.


PHOTO: New Dark Knight Rises Teaser Poster

The Dark Knight Rises

With all the box office record breaking The Avengers is doing, Warner Bros. wanted to leak a little reminder to movie-goers that they have a blockbuster superhero film coming out, too...

Although the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises hasn't revealed too much about Anne Hathaway's Catwoman, the teaser poster above doesn't look like she'll be serving too much as an ally to Christian Bale's Batman.

The film hits theaters on July 20.

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Box Office Breakdown: MIB3 Travels to the Top of the Chart

Men in Black 3

Who says lightning can't strike thrice?

Although The Avengers had a good three weeks at the top of the box office, Will Screen's return to the big screen in Men in Black 3 took in $55 million, finally bumping the Marvel flick down to #2. The superheroes, however, didn't go down without a fight, taking in close to $37 million this Memorial Day weekend. Battleship sunk to #3 with $10.8 million while The Dictator fell to #4 with $9.6 million. Horror film The Chernobyl Diaries debuted at number five with $8 million.

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