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Snooki pregnancy reports cloud MTV ‘Jersey Shore’ spinoff

There’s going to be a lot less gym and tanning — and way more laundry — if the latest reports are true and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” is indeed pregnant.

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SNOOKI LIED – SHE’S PREGGERS shouts the headline on a New York Post story, which adds that the, um, development has plunged network executives into “crisis mode” over the future of a now-filming “Jersey Shore” spinoff that stars Snooki and Jenni “JWoww” Farley. TMZ and E! are also reporting the pregnancy as “confirmed.”

The 24-year-old reality TV starlet, known for her hard-partying ways, is reportedly planning to drop the news formally soon via a weekly magazine spread. In early February, she denied pregnancy rumors during an appearance on “Good Morning America,” but the Post reports she’s three or four months along and the father is her current flame Jionni LaValle.

MTV’s concern is understandable. The “Jersey Shore” franchise has revitalized the network, and Snooki is at the center of it. A baby would seriously cramp the Snooki M.O., which involves getting falling-down drunk and losing her underwear at just about every nightclub outing. But with the right adjustments, the new “Shore” spinoff might be turned from “Sex & the City” into “Up All Night.”

One thing’s certain: The pregnancy news is causing Twitter to explode.

“Snooki is pregnant,” tweeted one wag. “So, the Mayans were right after all.”

“Snooki is pregnant and the Republican candidates suddenly switch their positions on abortion,” offered another.

Yet another found little chance that an infant would cause the “Jersey Shore” star to mend her ways. “I bet Snooki is still drinking,” the fan wrote.

What do you think of Snooki’s reported pregnancy? Could this be how “Jersey Shore” jumps the shark?

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The Monkees’ Davy Jones, dead at 66

Davy Jones, The Monkees’ lead singer and chief heartthrob of the ’60s TV phenomenon, died Wednesday of a massive heart attack at his home in Indiantown, Fla. He was 66.

With his British accent and trademark long hair, Jones was the Justin Bieber of his day, selected as America’s “dream prom date” for his TV appearances and singing lead on The Monkees’ classics “Daydream Believer” and “I Wanna Be Free.” Along with being The Cute One on “The Monkees” TV show, Jones was also The Content One.

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“I just wanted to be in the show, fall in love twice in each episode and kiss the girls,” Jones told The Republican of Springfield, Mass., last month, in one of the star’s final interviews. “I had no ambition to be Steven Spielberg or Cecil B. DeMille.”

Of course, Jones, born in 1945 in Manchester, England, had plenty of other ambitions. He was a child actor who landed his first major role at the age of 11 on the British soap opera “Coronation Street.” At 16, he was playing the Artful Dodger in “Oliver!” in London and then on Broadway, a role that earned him a Tony nomination for best featured actor in a musical in 1963. “Oliver!” also landed Jones on the same “Ed Sullivan Show” episode when The Beatles made their debut in February 1964.

However, it was his role in “The Monkees” — a series meant to channel the energy and vitality of The Beatles‘ big screen hits like “Help!” and especially “A Hard Day’s Night” — that introduced Jones to the world.

“The Monkees” bowed Sept. 12, 1966 — four days after “Star Trek” launched — and was promptly trashed by some critics as a “Pre-Fab Four” gimmick engineered by rock producer and impresario Don Kirshner. However, Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Mike Nesmith tapped into ’60s youth culture. Within two years, The Monkees racked up four No. 1 albums and five Top 3 singles — including the No. 1 songs “I’m a Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville” and “Daydream Believer.” The group became so influential they attracted the attention of the FBI, and their songs were covered by artists ranging from Run-DMC to the Sex Pistols.

Tim Brooks, a TV historian and author of “The Complete Directory to Primetime,” said “The Monkees” “captured the imagination of a generation, and lived on and on and on.”

Jones never repeated the success of “The Monkees,” but did pop up in numerous shows, including “Love, American Style,” “My Two Dads” and even recently voiced a part in Disney Channel‘s “Phineas and Ferb.” But it was his appearance in a 1971 episode of “The Brady Bunch” to meet a love-struck Marcia (the president of his fan club) that resonated most. (He also made a cameo appearance in 1995′s “Brady Bunch Movie.”)

Jones helped The Monkees launch a comeback in 1986, when the TV show began airing again on MTV, and again in 1996. Last year, Jones, Dolenz and Tork toured to celebrate The Monkees’ 45th anniversary, which including shows at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Jones had lined up solo tour dates for most of 2012.

Wednesday, his former bandmates were coming to terms with the news of his sudden death. “I am in a state of shock and disbelief right now,” Dolenz wrote on Twitter.

Tork paid tribute to Jones on Facebook, writing, “His talent will be much missed; his gifts will be with us always.”

Nesmith wished Jones “safe travels.” “David’s spirit and soul live well in my heart, among all the lovely people, who remember with me the good times, and the healing times,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

According to Rhonda Irons of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, Jones complained of breathing troubles early in the morning and was taken to Martin Health System hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The sheriff’s spokeswoman said there were no suspicious circumstances.

Jones is survived by his wife, Jessica.

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‘The Kick it Spot’ meets ‘Wealthy Minds’

This Thursday on “The Kick it Spot” Teangelo chats with Billionaire P.A. – the founder and CEO of Wealthy Minds Entertainment, Inc. and Wealthy Minds Clothing, LLC.

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EPR(Press Release)Feb 29, 2012 – This Thursday on “The Kick it Spot” Teangelo chats with Billionaire P.A. – the founder and CEO of Wealthy Minds Entertainment, Inc. and Wealthy Minds Clothing, LLC.  Wealthy Minds’ movement is to inspire people to think through their faith’s eye, look beyond their day-to-day realities and speak their dreams into existence.  This week, on Thursday, March 1, at 7pm PST you will get the opportunity to hear from Billionaire P.A. himself just how Wealthy Minds plans to reach their goals.  I’m sure after you hear what this young Entrepreneur On The Move has to say you will want to call in and, “speak your dreams into existence.”

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“I am going to help over a billion people speak their dreams into existence, that’s why I call myself “The Billionaire P.A.” Not to acquire a billionaire dollars, but to really help a billion people. My success will come through helping billions of people build a wealthy mind. The best part about what I do is I save lives today that want to die tomorrow.”
- “Billionaire P.A.”

Also tonight on “The Kick it Spot” – after the Academy Awards with Octavia Spencer, George Clooney and Teangelo’s fashion “They did it” & “Please don’t do it again.”  What does Wendy Williams have to say about Chris Brown & Rihanna’s reunion?  Additionally, the race is on to decide who will play Whitney Houston in the high-profile biopic of the late performer’s life.  Who would you like to see in the role?

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Be sure to tune in live at 7:00 pm PST at www.eotmradio.com or call in and listen live, 718-664-6543. You can call in to chat with our guest, Billionaire P.A.

Visit www.Teangelo.com for more details.

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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck welcome third child

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are the proud parents of a baby boy! The 39-year-old actress gave birth to the couple’s third child in Santa Monica, Calif., a source tells Us Weekly.

The family’s newest addition joins older sisters Violet, 6, and Seraphina, 3.

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The couple, both 39, announced they were expecting their third child in August last year and while they did not reveal the baby’s sex, Garner told chat show host Jay Leno in January this year that they knew.

“It would be so weird to have a boy,” Garner was quoted as having told Ellen DeGeneres. She also said it would be “cool and different.”

Congrats to the happy family!

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ cast announced

Jaleel White, Maria Menounos, Gavin Degraw among hopefuls.

Gladys Knight, Jack Wagner, NFL star Donald Driver, Melissa Gilbert also to battle for mirror ball trophy.

Rick Rowell/ABC The new batch of contestants on 'Dancing With the Stars' is unveiled Tuesday: (From l.) Melissa Gilbert, Sherri Shepherd, Martina Navratilova, Maria Menounos, Gladys Knight, Jaleel White, Donald Driver, Roshon Fegan, Gavin Degraw and Jack Wagner.

The new “Dancing With the Stars” cast includes a music legend, the usual mix of ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s TV icons and the requisite Super Bowl champion.

A new batch of twelve contestants on ABC’s hit dance competition show were revealed Tuesday morning on “Good Morning America.”

What the Season 14 cast lacks in star power, it makes up for in potentially interesting personalities:

* “Melrose Place” and “ General Hospital” star Jack Wagner, 52, who’s best known nowadays as Heather Locklear’s ex-fiance. He’ll be partnered with pro Anna Trebunskaya.

* Melissa Gilbert, 47, is best known as Laura Ingalls on “Little House on the Prairie,” a staple in American living rooms from 1974 to 1983. Gilbert’s pro partner is Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Gilbert said she had been nervous keeping her casting a secret until Tuesday’s reveal.

“Now that the veil of mystery is listed, I’m not carrying around a secret, I don’t feel like I’m in the Witness Protection Program anymore,” she told “Good Morning America.”

* Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver, 37, who’s looking to add a mirror ball trophy to his Super Bowl ring.

“Extra” host Maria Menounos (l.) is following in the footsteps of her on-screen partner Mario Lopez, who also competed on ‘Dancing With the Stars’. Jaleel White (r.) is out to prove there’s more to life than playing Steve Urkel.

* Telenovela star William Levy, known as “The Brad Pitt of Mexico” and a former J.Lo video boytoy. He is paired up with Cheryl Burke.

* Sherri Shepherd, 44, is an actress-turned-co-host on “The View.” Her partner is Maksim’s younger brother, Val Chmerkovskiy.

* Katherine Jenkins, an opera star who returns to “Dancing With the Stars” twelve seasons after performing there on stage. Jenkins is matched with pro Mark Ballas.

* Pop singer Gavin Degraw, 35, the voice behind the hits, “I Don’t Want to Be” and “In Love With a Girl.” He gets to fall in love with the teachings of Karina Smirnoff.

* Tennis legend Martina Navratilova, 55, winner of 18 Grand Slam titles. Her new doubles partner is Tony Dovolani.

“I like to conquer my phobia. I was afraid of heights,” she said on “GMA.” “I got a pilot’s license. My biggest fear was to drown, so I got a SCUBA license. I get embarrassed dancing by myself, so I figured why not do it in front of millions of people.”

* Disney Channel “Shake It Up” star Roshon Fegan is the youngest contestant at 20. He gets to learn from Chelsie Hightower, who returns to the show after a season off.

* “Extra” host Maria Menounos, 33, who has shown she looks good in a Giants-themed bathing suit, is paired with the almost-as-pretty Derek Hough.

* Jaleel White, 36, is better known to a certain generation as Steve Urkel from “Family Matters.” His partner is Kym Johnson.

* Motown staple and eight-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight, 67. She landed Nancy Grace’s former partner, Tristan MacManus.

Why did one of R&B’s eldest stateswomen agree to join the show?

“The Pips never let me dance,” she said.

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The Voice Recap

Published by EOTM News Editor on February 27th, 2012 - in Breaking News, Celebrity News, Reality TV

Judges Round Out Their Teams as Blind Auditions Come to an End.

 

You mean…blind auditions aren’t over?! Nope.

Remember, the coaches are super picky this time around, so we’re on to part five of seeing singing hopefuls wow their way onto a team.

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But Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine each only have a few spots to fill (and they must be filled tonight), so who was lucky enough to snatch ‘em?

Well, the first contestant seemed to impress everyone.

You would think with only two (or three, in Cee Lo’s case) spots left, the coaches would wait and see what potentials come on stage. But the first one up, 25-year-old Whitney Myer, made such an impact with her rendition of Alicia Keys‘ “No One” that every single coach turned around! Already!

After the usual back-and-forth, Myer chose Adam because she felt he was the most genuine of the coaches, leaving Levine with only one spot left.

A couple of guys named The Shield Brothers, “really wanna punch America in the face with rock ‘n’ roll.” So these two farmers from Virginia tore the house down with “Dancing With Myself” and landed on Cee Lo’s team, leaving him with two spots left.

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Hawaiian native Cheesa should be super grateful for Adam, no he didn’t choose her, but Levine did convince Cee Lo to press his button when he thought he had run out of time. At the last minute, the “If I Were a Boy” singer got a chance to be on The Voice. One more to go for Green.

Jazz singer Lex Land (cool name, right?) instantly attracted both Adam and Cee Lo, who only had one more spot left, with her performance of “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” What an honor! But then Shelton pressed his button, and that seemed to be where Lex wanted to go. Now he joins the other guys with only one more position open.

Cameron Novack aka Novacaine aka “The Jack of all Genres,” the man who said he’d be “surprised” if no one turned around, was, well…surprised. After belting out “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morrisette with an impromptu beat-box, he sadly realized that no one pressed their button. But every coach was flabbergasted to see that there was a man behind that mic. And Novack expressed how not being chosen didn’t faze him…by spitting a freestyle.

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Oscars kicks off with laughs as ‘Artist’ eyes gold

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Angelina Jolie Shops With Her Twins and Brad Pitt’s Mom

After popping out to win friends and influence people last night, Angelina Jolie‘s right leg was back under cover today.

Wearing skinny black pants that covered her from hip to ankle (as pants tend to do), the gamtastic actress went shopping in Beverly Hills Monday with 3-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne and their grandma, Jane.

You know, Brad Pitt‘s mother.

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Perhaps no one will ever know what Jolie’s modus operandi was when she so cockily popped her right knee through the slit of her black velvet Versace gown before presenting Best Adapted Screenplay to the stunned Descendants scribes.

Was she feeling woozy and needed an extra bit of stability? Was she making fun of Madonna (it just seemed like the sort of preening we come to expect from Madge)? Did she lose a bet?

Either way, Jolie’s leg now has its own Twitter account, and countless photo parodies—who knew her leg was at the Last Supper!—have shown up online.

If she and grandma Jane were out shopping for skirts today, we suggest she get in touch with the guys who insured Jennifer Lopez‘s posterior for $1 million, stat.


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Actress Sean Young arrested at post-Oscars party

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Sean Young was arrested after a scuffle with a security guard at the official post-Oscars party, police said Monday.

Young, 52, was placed under citizen’s arrest at the Governors Ball at 9:25 p.m. Sunday after the dispute, police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said.

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“She was trying to get into the party and couldn’t get in,” he said.

Young, who has starred in “Blade Runner” and “Stripes,” was booked at the Hollywood police station for investigation of misdemeanor battery. She posted $20,000 bail and was released early Monday.

The actress, who was wearing a ball gown, was taken into custody quickly, said Tom Januszewski, an Associated Press business executive who witnessed the incident. He said he saw a guard subdue Young by placing his forearm on her neck and head while other guards placed her in handcuffs and led her away.

Young didn’t speak as she was being led away, Januszewski said.

“It happened incredibly fast,” he said.

The actress tried to crash the Vanity Fair Oscar party in 2006. She entered rehabilitation for alcohol abuse in 2008 after she was removed from the Directors Guild of America awards.

A voice mail message left early Monday for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences publicist Tarrah Lee Curtis wasn’t immediately returned. A phone message left for Young’s agent, David Shapira, also was not immediately returned.

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