Music, Movie and Entertainment News 19th December 2008

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Comedienne Warns Against White Lies At Christmas

19th December 2008 0:01

Surviving Christmas without offending your loved ones with a careless remark makes Christmas a linguistic minefield, says comedienne Lucy Porter.The...

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Research Finds Heavy Beats Make Headbanging Hurt

19th December 2008 0:34

Headbanging to every second beat could save music fans from head or neck injuries, a new study has revealed.While heavy metal devotees may rush to...

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Jim Carrey 'Broke Ribs' During Yes Man Filming

19th December 2008 1:07

Actor Jim Carrey has revealed doing his own stunts during the making of Yes Man resulted in three broken ribs.The comedy, based on Danny Wallace's...

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Legend's Obama Party

19th December 2008 1:32

Singer JOHN LEGEND was so confident President-elect BARACK OBAMA would be heading to the White House after last month's (Nov08) election, he hired...

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Johnson Blasts Ac/dc Pirate

19th December 2008 1:32

AC DC rocker BRIAN JOHNSON has hit out at the "dirty little git" who leaked their latest album online, and expressed his relief it didn't ruin the...

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Mccready 'Doing Great,' Says Brother

19th December 2008 1:32

Troubled country music star MINDY MCCREADY is "doing great," according to her younger brother, as she recovers from an apparent suicide attempt. The...

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William H. Macy Replaces Piven On Broadway

19th December 2008 1:32

WILLIAM H. MACY is jumping into the Broadway hotseat to replace sick star JEREMY PIVEN in the current New York theatre production of SPEED-THE-PLOW. ...

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Fascinating Fact 6564

19th December 2008 1:32

U2's first album in five years, No Line on the Horizon, will hit stores on 2 March (08), the Irish rockers have revealed.

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Ac/dc's Johnson Writes Memoir

19th December 2008 1:32

AC DC rocker BRIAN JOHNSON is writing a memoir about his life as a rock star. Johnson, the sole Brit member of the Aussie band, will share thoughts...

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Paul Simon Goes Back To School

19th December 2008 1:32

Pop star PAUL SIMON is going back to school - he has been appointed to the board of trustees at the U.S.'s prestigious Berklee College of Music. The...

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Fascinating Fact 6565

19th December 2008 1:32

Actor ZACH BRAFF leads celebrities with the most friends on the social networking site MySpace.com, boasting 344,003 friends. Reality-TV star KIM...

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Anderson's Boob On Osbourne's Show

19th December 2008 1:32

PAMELA ANDERSON shocked a studio audience watching THE OSBOURNES record their television show, by flashing her breasts to the assembled crowd. The...

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Sam Worthington Is Favourite To Play The Phantom

19th December 2008 1:32

Little-known Australian actor SAM WORTHINGTON is the hot favourite to land the coveted role of the PHANTOM in the forthcoming comic book movie...

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Majel Barrett-roddenberry Dies Aged 76

19th December 2008 1:32

MAJEL BARRETT-RODDENBERRY, the actress widow of STAR TREK creator GENE RODDENBERRY, has died at the age of 76. Barrett-Roddenberry lost her battle...

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Launter Fights To Keep Role In Twilight Sequel

19th December 2008 1:32

TWILIGHT star TAYLOR LAUTNER is hitting the gym in a desperate attempt to convince the movie's producers he should reprise his role in the...

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Hugh Jackman: Wife Couldn't Believe I Won Sexiest Man

19th December 2008 2:02

When People magazine named Hugh Jackman the Sexiest Man Alive this year, the actor's wife was less convinced he deserved the honour, he has...

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Dupri Slams Jackson Split Rumours

19th December 2008 7:47

Record producer JERMAINE DUPRI has slammed reports he has split from longtime love JANET JACKSON. The couple has been an item for four years, and...

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Fergie Sets Wedding Date?

19th December 2008 7:47

Lovebirds FERGIE and JOSH DUHAMEL have set the date for their wedding - they're tying the knot next month (Jan09), according to Internet reports. ...

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May: 'I Didn't Know Mercury Was Gay'

19th December 2008 7:47

QUEEN star BRIAN MAY did not realise his bandmate FREDDIE MERCURY was gay for years - because the flamboyant star had a string of girlfriends. The...

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Madonna + Ritchie's Christmas Plans In Turmoil

19th December 2008 7:47

MADONNA and her ex-husband GUY RITCHIE's plans to spend Christmas together for the sake of their children are in turmoil, after the director...

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Harmon Welcomes Third Child

19th December 2008 7:47

Former LAW + ORDER star ANGIE HARMON has given birth to her third daughter. The actress and her husband, former American football star Jason Sehorn,...

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Johansson Too Busy For Kids

19th December 2008 7:47

SCARLETT JOHANSSON has ruled out having children with husband RYAN REYNOLDS in the near future, because she is too busy enjoying herself. The Lost...

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Murphy Denies Riddler Role

19th December 2008 7:47

A representative for EDDIE MURPHY's denied the actor will take on the role of THE RIDDLER in a new BATMAN movie. Earlier this week (18Dec08) a...

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Brancato Jury Still Out

19th December 2008 7:47

Jurors on SOPRANOS actor LILLO BRANCATO JR's murder trial will resume deliberating over the verdict on Friday (19Dec08), after the case reached a...

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Richard Ponders Memorial

19th December 2008 7:47

SIR CLIFF RICHARD is already planning his final resting place - because he is anticipating legions of fans coming to pay their respects to him. The...

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The Things They Say 10582

19th December 2008 7:47

"I don't know why everyone wants to be famous. To make a living, I guess. Maybe they think it's an easy job." PARIS HILTON's fame isn't as easy as...

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Hilton's Monroe Comparison

19th December 2008 7:47

PARIS HILTON always knew she was destined for fame - because her grandmother has likened her to MARILYN MONROE ever since she was a child. The...

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Watson 'Unmotivated' By Money

19th December 2008 7:47

Actress EMMA WATSON has "no need" for the millions she has made from acting, because her life isn't motivated by money. The Harry Potter star gained...

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The Things They Say 10583

19th December 2008 7:47

"Having a nightclub in your house really helps for having a party, because then you don't need to go out." Socialite PARIS HILTON likes to party...

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David Tennant 'Will Be Fit' For Final Doctor Who Specials

19th December 2008 9:20

Despite having back surgery earlier this month, David Tennant is expected to be fit to resume filming a Doctor Who special in January.An "ongoing...

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Baz Luhrmann To Take On The Great Gatsby

19th December 2008 12:03

Australia director Baz Luhrmann's next project will take him to the decadence of the Jazz Age for an adaptation of The Great Gatsby.F Scott...

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Specials' Lyrics 'Still Relevant'

19th December 2008 12:14

THE SPECIALS have claimed that the lyrics to their classic songs are still just as relevant today.The Coventry band – who have recently reformed...

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Madonna's Record Low With Miles Away

19th December 2008 12:22

MADONNA's newest single MILES AWAY - about her ex-husband GUY RITCHIE - has become the worst-performing U.K. single of her career. The track, from...

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Slipknot Star Blasts Coldplay Album

19th December 2008 12:22

SLIPKNOT frontman COREY TAYLOR launched into a foul-mouthed rant about COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN and the band's latest LP during a TV...

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Billie Jean Sues Jackson

19th December 2008 12:22

MICHAEL JACKSON has been hit with a $1 billion (GBP668 million) lawsuit from a woman called BILLIE JEAN - who reportedly wants custody of his son. ...

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Copperfield's Assistant Injured In Trick

19th December 2008 12:22

An assistant working for DAVID COPPERFIELD has been hospitalised after one of the magician's tricks went awry. The star was performing his show at...

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Turkish Singer Escapes Jail

19th December 2008 12:22

Transexual Turkish singer BULENT ERSOY has been acquitted of charges of criticising mandatory military service in her native country. The star, who...

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Spears' Womanizer Rules Europe

19th December 2008 12:22

BRITNEY SPEARS' is continuing her reign atop the global pop charts - her song WOMANIZER is number one in Europe. Spears sits triumphant at the top...

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The Beatles' Early Bid For Fame

19th December 2008 12:22

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and JOHN LENNON were once so desperate to see their names in print they sent personal ads to a local music magazine. The...

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Adler Arrested After Bar Fight

19th December 2008 12:22

Rocker CISCO ADLER has been arrested following a fight in a North Dakota bar. The Whitestarr frontman, who has dated stars including Mischa Barton...

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Mckellen Finds Flaws In Performances

19th December 2008 12:22

SIR IAN MCKELLEN hates watching his body of acting work - because he only notices mistakes he made in his performances. The veteran star has...

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Hathaway Inspired By Gay Brother's Wedding

19th December 2008 12:22

Actress ANNE HATHAWAY is planning the songs she wants played at her wedding - after watching her gay brother marry his longterm boyfriend. The Devil...

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Mcmahon Will Stay In His Home

19th December 2008 12:22

Beloved U.S. TV star ED MCMAHON is allowed to stay in his home after brokering a deal to ward off foreclosure on the property. The former Tonight...

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Winslet Feared Rows On Revolutionary Road

19th December 2008 12:22

KATE WINSLET was nervous before shooting new movie REVOLUTIONARY ROAD - because the film was directed by her husband SAM MENDES. The actress insists...

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Luhrmann Dismisses Australia's Bad Press

19th December 2008 12:22

BAZ LUHRMANN has hit out at critics who rubbished his epic AUSTRALIA - insisting his films always attract negative reviews because they don't fit...

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Redford + Crowe Join Battle To Hold Off Strike Threat

19th December 2008 12:22

ROBERT REDFORD and RUSSELL CROWE have joined the growing number of actors urging a Hollywood union not to plan an actors strike next year (08). The...

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Watson Doesn't Crave Fame

19th December 2008 12:22

HARRY POTTER actress EMMA WATSON feels sorry for superstars such as BRITNEY SPEARS and LINDSAY LOHAN, because she loves living "a normal life". The...

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Van Morrison To Release Live Album

19th December 2008 12:25

VAN MORRISON has announced that he is to release a special live album in the US early next year.The legendary singer-songwriter recorded his classic...

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New Take That Album To Sell 'Millionth Copy' This Week

19th December 2008 14:35

The Circus, the fifth album by Take That, will have sold more than a million copies by the end of the day, according to the Official UK Charts...

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Matt Lucas And David Walliams Awarded Libel Damages

19th December 2008 16:02

The creators of Little Britain have accepted libel damages over claims their show had outraged gay rights groups.Neither Matt Lucas nor David...

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Littrell's Son In Hospital

19th December 2008 16:18

BACKSTREET BOYS star BRIAN LITTRELL is appealing for fans' prayers after his young son was hospitalised this week (begs15Dec08). The singer and his...

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Sushi Blamed For Piven's Broadway Pullout

19th December 2008 16:18

JEREMY PIVEN was ordered to pull out of Broadway play SPEED-THE-PLOW because he had six times the normal level of deadly mercury in his body - from...

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Cruise Plans Holmes' Birthday Surprise From Afar

19th December 2008 16:18

Romantic TOM CRUISE missed wife KATIE HOLMES' 30th birthday on Thursday (17Dec08) - but arranged for her to receive an onstage celebration and an...

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Fascinating Fact 6566

19th December 2008 16:18

Superproducer MARK RONSON has created a list of his top 100 acts of all time, including THE BEATLES, RADIOHEAD and GUNS N' ROSES. Ronson had mentions...

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Illness Threatens Gallows Album

19th December 2008 16:18

The lead singer of British rockers GALLOWS has been diagnosed with an incurable stomach condition - which has thrown the recording of their new album...

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M.i.a. Launches Fashion Line

19th December 2008 16:18

Hip-hop star M.I.A. has launched her own fashion range - inspired by the artwork on her past album covers. The Paper Planes hitmaker - real name...

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Love Drops Antidepressants For Album

19th December 2008 16:18

COURTNEY LOVE has stopped taking her antidepressants while recording a new album in a bid to confront her inner demons. The rocker insists fans will...

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West Promises To Be Nice To The Paparazzi

19th December 2008 16:18

KANYE WEST has already made his New Year's resolution - he has promised to make his peace with the paparazzi. The Stronger hitmaker has been...

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Little Britain Duo Wins Libel Battle

19th December 2008 16:18

British comedians MATT LUCAS and DAVID WALLIAMS have accepted libel damages from a U.K. newspaper over a report alleging their TV show LITTLE BRITAIN...

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Parker: 'Hudson Is Surviving'

19th December 2008 16:18

SARAH JESSICA PARKER has been supporting her SEX AND THE CITY: THE MOVIE co-star JENNIFER HUDSON while she grieves for her murdered family -...

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'Deep Throat' Felt Dies

19th December 2008 16:18

MARK FELT, the man who blew the whistle on the WATERGATE scandal and helped bring down U.S. President RICHARD NIXON, has died aged 95. Felt,...

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Ge Short-circuits

19th December 2008 18:49

Shares in General Electric dropped $1.43, or 8.2 percent, to $15.96 on Thursday as the company admitted facing numerous challenges in its GE Capital...

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Telemundo Soars, Other Networks Retreat

19th December 2008 18:49

While many broadcast and cable networks have experienced a significant audience exodus, NBC-owned Telemundo, the second-largest Spanish language...

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Fired Producer Rehired

19th December 2008 18:49

In an unusual turnabout, a producer who was fired from a series by network executives, is being rehired by new network executives who replaced the...

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Fox Business Channel Sues Treasury Department

19th December 2008 18:49

Claiming that the Treasury Department has been less than transparent in providing details about how it intends to bail out troubled financial...

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Summer Olympics The Rerun

19th December 2008 19:00

The major drawback of NBC's highest-rated programming this year -- the Summer Olympics -- is that there appeared to be little-to-no chance of...

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Redstone's D-day Passes Uneventfully

19th December 2008 19:00

Today (Friday) was to have been the day that Sumner Redstone's National Amusements was to have repaid $800 million to creditors. But the consortium...

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Will Smith Battles Jim Carey At Box Office

19th December 2008 19:00

Ordinarily these days, Will Smith would be considered a far bigger box-office draw than Jim Carey -- despite the fact that Carey was the first actor...

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Movie Reviews Yes Man >

19th December 2008 19:00

The reviews of Yes Man , starring Jim Carey, are positive to a point. The Wall Street Journal 's Joe Morgenstern, writes, for example, "Jim Carey's...

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Movie Reviews Seven Pounds

19th December 2008 19:11

Will Smith's Seven Pounds is taking a pounding from a good number of critics, who have been asked by the producers not to reveal any "spoilers."...

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Mixed Bag At Awards Noms

19th December 2008 19:11

Doubt received the most nominations for the annual SAG awards Thursday, scoring nods for Meryl Streep for best actress as well as a nomination for...

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Berlinale Goes Digital

19th December 2008 19:11

The Berlin Film Festival -- the Berlinale -- announced today (Friday) that it is taking "the next big step" into the digital age by equipping 29 of...

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Ac/dc Get Politicians' Approval

19th December 2008 19:21

Rockers AC DC are set to receive an unusual honour - they will be praised by politicians in the Scottish parliament. The band, based in Australia,...

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Swift Writes Tribute To Mum

19th December 2008 19:21

Country music star TAYLOR SWIFT has given up writing about her bitter break-ups - to pen a song for her mother. The 19-year-old was recently ditched...

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Mccartney Talks Down Lost Beatles Track

19th December 2008 19:21

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has played down speculation unheard BEATLES track CARNIVAL OF LIGHT is a lost classic - insisting some fans won't like it. The...

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Spears 'Dating Hilton's Ex' - Reports

19th December 2008 19:21

BRITNEY SPEARS could be set to trump hotel heiress PARIS HILTON - she is reportedly dating the socialite's ex, BENJI MADDEN. The Toxic hitmaker is...

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Celebrity Mums Talk Family In New Book

19th December 2008 19:21

KATIE HOLMES, ANGELINA JOLIE, KATE HUDSON and TINA FEY are among a list of Hollywood's hottest mums revealing the secrets of their family life in a...

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Thief Steals Gems In Raid On Hilton's Home

19th December 2008 19:21

A hooded burglar broke into PARIS HILTON's California mansion and stole millions of dollars worth of jewellery on Friday (19Dec08). The intruder is...

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Weller Joins Pub Campaign

19th December 2008 19:21

Former THE JAM frontman PAUL WELLER has signed up to a campaign to save traditional English pubs. Weller has joined fellow British rockers,...

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World's Oldest Director Pens Book

19th December 2008 19:21

MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA, the world's oldest film maker, shows no sign of slowing down after celebrating his 100th birthday earlier this month (Dec08) - he...

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Broderick Will Never Reprise Bueller Role

19th December 2008 19:21

MATTHEW BRODERICK has vowed never to reprise his role in cult teen movie FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF - because he is too old. The 1986 comedy - which...

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Chiklis Pens Show About Ponzi Cons

19th December 2008 19:21

Actor MICHAEL CHIKLIS was inspired to write a TV series about pyramid selling schemes - after he fell victim to a scam earlier this year (08). The...

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Miguel Welcomes Second Son

19th December 2008 22:01

Latino singer LUIS MIGUEL has become a dad for the second time with wife, Mexican actress ARACELY ARAMBULA. A news release posted on the singer's Web...

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