Stand Up To Cancer
The stars have aligned for another TV fundraiser, this time for cancer. The benefit, which will air on all major Canadian and U.S. networks on Friday night, will feature George Clooney, Will Smith, Renee Zellweger and others in a bid to raise funds for cancer research.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Jake Gyllenhaal’s sword-and-sandal film adaption of the popular video game hits store shelves on Tuesday. Bonuses on the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time DVD include An Unseen World: Making Prince Of Persia, while the Blu-ray allows you to take control of a magic dagger and unlock the secrets to some of the action scenes and special effects.
What a week on the British TV show. A nervous-but-talented Cher Lloyd wowed judges — including Simon Cowell — with her rendition of Turn My Swag On. Meanwhile, it was a fight that erupted between duo Ablisa (A.K.A. Abby and Lisa) after their less than stellar performance. Visit www.metronews.ca/scene to see both auditions.
Look’s like there’s a new princess on the block. Willow Smith, the nine-year-old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith has a has signed a deal with Jay-Z’s label, Roc Nation. The Associated Press reports. Her first song was released this week. It’s called Whip My Hair.
Gals as guys
Angelina Jolie’s turn as a man in her new film Salt had The Telegraph in the U.K. taking a look at women-turned-men film roles. The fun includes Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz in Charlie’s Angels, Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry, Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan in I’m Not There, and Julie Andrew in Victor Victoria.
America’s Got Talent
Someone is about to be $1 million richer. After a season that included actress Gabourey Sidibe’s mom as a contestant, America’s Got Talent is set to announce its winner next week. Those in the running for the prize are 30-year-old crooner Michael Grimm, over-the-top 32-year-old showman John “Prince Poppycock” Quale, 10-year-old opera phenom Jackie Evancho and the 13-man performance troupe Fighting Gravity.
After a decade-and-a-half without new material, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) is releasing a new album on Sept. 28. The synth-pop pioneers, who appeared on the soundtracks to a number of ’80s films, have sold millions of records of their previous albums.
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