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Ashley Greene Landed Twilight Role After Partying Stopped


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Ashley Greene landed her role in 'Twilight' after stopping partying.

The 25-year-old actress - who plays sexy vampire Alice Cullen opposite Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in the popular film franchise - says she was offered the part at a time when she had decided to put a stop her wild ways and get serious about acting.

Ashleigh told Esquire magazine: ''In my second year in Los Angeles, when I was 18, I wasn't getting any bookings so I stopped going out, stopped partying. It was a matter of getting to the work. I had to focus.''

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Elijah Wood: Filming The Hobbit Was A Gift


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Elijah Wood found it a ''gift'' to go back to his 'Lords of the Rings' set to film 'The Hobbit'.

The 31-year-old actor was delighted to be able to return to Hobbiton on New Zealand's South Island to reprise his role of Frodo Baggins in the forthcoming two-part prequel to the 'Lord Of The Rings' franchise because he was able to reflect on his life 12 years on from filming the original series.

He said: ''It was a gift to go back and return. I was in Hobbiton again, for the first time in 11 years. I turned 19 in Hobbiton. I'm 31 now. That put a lot of things into perspective. It was beautiful. It was just beautiful to go back.''

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Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Are House-hunting


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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are house-hunting in Connecticut.

The couple - who have been dating for six months - have been looking for a home to share on America's East Coast, so that Blake can commute easily to the 'Gossip Girl' set in New York and they have told friends that Connecticut, one hour from the city, is the perfect location.

A source told Us Weekly magazine: ''They have been looking around different areas of Connecticut for a house. Ryan is practically living with her already. When he's at her apartment, it Feels Like Home.''

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Susan Boyle Finds Peace In The Studio


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Susan Boyle says recording studios are her "sanctuary".

The Scottish singing sensation - who shot to fame after competing on UK TV star-search show 'Britain's Got Talent' in 2009 - feels safe and stress-free when she is setting down new tracks as it gives her some peace away from the pressures of fame.

She said: "The studio is my sanctuary. To return to it, well it Feels Like Home away from home. The studio is like being inside a bubble and a place I can step away from the worry of life. As soon as I put the cans (headphones) on I know that I am safe."

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Norah Jones' Hollywood Debut


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Singer/songwriter Norah Jones is set to make her Hollywood breakthrough - in a film by acclaimed Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai.

Working under the title of MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS, the film will be Wong's first English language film.

Jones achieved critical acclaim in 2003 by winning eight Grammys for her debut album COME AWAY WITH ME, then topped the charts again in 2004 with her second album Feels Like Home.

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Jones Sued By Manager


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Norah Jones is being sued for unpaid royalties by her former manager and accountant Shell White.

The executive claims the singer owes her $500,000 (GBP277,800) in unpaid royalties, in papers filed last week (ends27JAN06).

The lawsuit alleges Jones failed to pay White, following the success of her albums COME AWAY WITH ME and Feels Like Home.

Norah Nails Four Million Sales


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Norah Jones' hit second album Feels Like Home has passed the four million sales mark in America.

The album has been certified quadruple-platinum by the RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA.

The disc debuted at number one on the Billboard album chart upon its release in April (04). It spent six weeks on top of the chart.

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Us Music Sales Bounce Back


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Norah Jones and Usher have helped American music sales defy gloomy forecasts and report a rise in the first three months of 2004 compared to the same period last year (03) - signalling an end to a four-year dip.

The 9.1 per cent upturn in sales of CDs, music DVDs and legal downloads is a boost for an industry that is currently in the midst of an online piracy battle.

For the first time since 2000, two albums - Norah Jones' Feels Like Home and CONFESSIONS by Usher - had weekly sales of more than one million.

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Six Is Sweet For Norah Jones


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Norah Jones is feeling at home at the top of the American album charts - she has just notched up six weeks at number one.

The singer's Feels Like Home long player has just recorded its weakest sales week so far - 147,000 copies - but it's enough to keep her at the top of the Billboard charts.

The album has now hit the 2.2 sales mark in America.

24/03/2004 21:23

Norah Makes It Five Weeks At The Top In The Us


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Jazz star Norah Jones has passed the two million sales mark in her native America to record a fifth week at the top of the album charts.

The singer's Feels Like Home album shifted an extra 183,000 copies last week (ends12MAR04) to record one of the biggest chart shocks of the year so far - she kept SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS' BAD BOY RECORDS retrospective album off the top.

The rap mogul's 10th anniversary hits package sold just under 150,000 copies to land in second place on the new chart.

17/03/2004 21:02
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