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Lady Gaga Scheduled To Perform David Bowie Tribute at the Grammys

David Bowie’s death at the age of 69 last month stunned many fans and even those close to him who were in the dark about the severity of his illness.
The iconic artist died after a 15-month battle with what has been rumored as liver cancer. In the wake of his death, there have been several staged memorials all over the world – assembled for the purpose of celebrating the life of a man who became a living legend and with his passing has deposited a bloated legacy that will forever surpass future generations.

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Will Smith Finally Admits Why He Turned Down Role in ‘Django Unchained’

Will Smith is finally ready to fess up about what caused him to turn down the role he was offered in director Quentin Tarantino’s controversial film Django Unchained.
During The Hollywood Reporter’s Roundtable session, Smith who is garnering Oscar buzz for his performance in Concussion, opened up about the fact that when it came to the creative direction of the character he was to portray – he and Tarantino didn’t share the same vision.
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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Director F. Gary Gray Likely To Helm ‘Furious 8’

That was quick. Less than a week after actor and producer Vin Diesel hinted on his Facebook page that he was more than willing to direct the 8th installment of the Fast franchise after the search for James Wan’s replacement was yielding no results – Diesel updated his page with a very telling photo. The pic features him and Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray with smiles on their faces, sitting behind the backdrop of a board populated with images from the past Fast and Furious films.

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Could The Road to ‘Furious 8’ Force ‘Furious 7’ to be The Last Ride?

When Furious 7 hit theaters this past April, there was very little doubt that it was going to demolish the box office both at home and abroad. As expected the seventh installment of the already established global juggernaut not only surpassed industry expectations but also enjoyed record-breaking success that once again set the bar higher for the remaining films in the thriving saga.

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‘The Perfect Guy’ is a Hit, But That Doesn’t Mean Black Films Are Mainstream

The Perfect Guy, a film that dominated the box office this past weekend is a black film with an appealing cast and a story that for all intents and purposes would draw a hefty crowd that would comprise of a mostly black audience. Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut have enjoyed a relatively successful career but their ability garner replicate that success in mainstream movies hasn’t been an easy feat despite their lengthy and substantial resumes.

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Plastic Surgeons Weigh In: N.Y. Women Want Real, L.A. Women Want Fake

According to recent a piece in the Hollywood Reporter, there is a distinct difference between what women over 40 desire based on which coast they reside in. Author Merle Ginsberg picked the brains (no pun intended) of a handful of plastic surgeons and dermatologists, who are presumably some of the best in their field, and the consensus basically points at the fact that New York women don’t mind looking their age while women from L.A. are terrified and want their predicament drastically rectified.

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