Lady GaGa to Announce New Album's Title in September

Still on the road to promote her second album "Born This Way", Lady GaGa has teased Little Monsters about her upcoming studio installment. Taking it to Twitter, the "Marry the Night" songstress revealed when she'll announce the title of her third effort as writing on Thursday, June 7, "Exciting news little monsters! I've played my new record for my label and will be announcing my new Album Title in September! X." 

Earlier this month, a co-manager for the 26-year-old singer, Vincent Herbert, used the words "insane" and "great" to describe the highly-anticipated album. He went on gushing, "Look out for the unexpected, when it comes to her - I'm very excited. We're doing it on the road right now, so it's very hard, but it's going to be great.". 

The avid supporter of LGBT community is currently in New Zealand for her "Born This Way Ball" tour. She is next scheduled to stop by Australia and visit several countries in Europe, including Germany, England and France. 

Snooki Reacts to Newly-Leaked Nude Photos

Snooki is once again hit with nude photo scandal. Several pictures featuring the pint-sized star showing off her boobs and private parts have just hit the web. She donned a bright green nail polish and an untied robe inside what looked like a hotel room. She took pictures of herself using her mobile phone. 

Soon after the pictures leaked, the pregnant member of "Jersey Shore" reacted through a statement issued by her representative. "Clearly these are old and personal photos that were not meant for the public," the publicist told E! News. "It's a shame someone decided to leak them for obvious personal gain." 

This was not the first time Snooki, whose real name is Nicole Elizabeth Polizzi, was caught up in nude photo scandal. In April 2010, picture showing her wearing no clothes hit the web, but she strongly denied that the images were authentic. "There are no nude pictures nor will there ever be. The tabloids just love snook gossip ;]," she tweeted back then. 

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Making Parody Film Together

 Expect a parody on Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux. The celebrity couple is reportedly working on a short parody film spoofing the gossip coverage of their lives. "It is a parody of the paparazzi and tabloid interest in Jennifer's life," NY Post's Page Six reported.

It allegedly will touch also the issue of pregnancy and marriage which often fall upon Aniston. "Theroux is helping Aniston write and direct the project, and they'll shoot it in July," the source added. Produced by Smartwater, the film is planned to be part of a new viral ad for the brand she endorses.

Aniston and Theroux have been dating for a year. The latest rumor that hit them is a split. A couple of weeks ago, Now magazine reported that Theroux was having a crisis of confidence over the relationship. "I'm not good enough for you," he allegedly told her.

Angelina Jolie NOT In Negotiations to Direct 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

 Fans should stop hoping that Angelina Jolie would direct "Fifty Shades of Grey". Amid swirling rumors that the "In the Land of Blood and Honey" helmer is eyed to shepherd the novel-adapted movie, it is now confirmed that the A-lister is never in talks to tackle the duty.

Multiple sources close to the much-talk-about movie project claimed to Entertainment Weekly that "there is nothing to these reports but bogus speculation." Jolie's camp also clarified to The Hollywood Reporter that "there haven't been any talks with studio Focus Features."

Reports that the "Salt" actress was courted to direct the big screen take on E.L. James' steamy novel were first broken by Deadline. The site claimed that the actress-turned-filmmaker was having "a conversation or two" about directing the adult film. Though so, she hasn't had formal discussions with Universal Pictures.

It is not likely that Jolie's schedule would allow her to join the "Fifty Shades of Grey". The actress is currently focusing on her fairytale movie "Maleficent" at Walt Disney Pictures, while Focus and Universal are aiming to move fast with "Fifty". Additionally, Jolie has expressed interest to direct another film, but the project she's been focusing on is a script she has written about Afghanistan.

"Fifty Shades of Grey", which is included in the New York Times bestseller list, centers on a 21-year-old college student Anastasia, who has an S&M relationship with a wealthy entrepreneur named Christian. Their relationship deepens in the book's sequels, "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed".

Kim Kardashian Buys Kanye West a $750,000 Lamborghini on His Birthday

 Kim Kardashian sent a lavish gift to her boyfriend of a few months, Kanye West, on his birthday. The estranged wife of Kris Humphries splurged $750,000 on a rare Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 for the G.O.O.D Music rap mogul.

Kanye has to hold off on driving the new vehicle because he is currently in Europe for "Watch the Throne" tour with Jay-Z, but thanks to Kim, he would get a taste of the gift soon. She, according to TMZ, has filmed a video of the car and will show him on the Emerald Isle.

Kim has jetted off to the place where Kanye has been, tweeting, "Hi Dublin, Ireland!!!" He, meanwhile, wrote to his followers, "Thanks to all my fans. I am tweeting under the stage while jay is rapping in Dublin on my birthday. You guys make all my dreams possible."

Kim and Kanye started dating in spring this year, and have been inseparable ever since. They were spotted spending time together in numerous occasions, including at the Cannes Film Festival where he screened his "Cruel Summer" movie. They put their respective homes up for sales, fueling rumors that they're moving in together.

Donald Trump Drafting Lawsuit Against Ex-Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin

 Donald Trump lost his patience with former Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin after his demand for retraction of her "utterly baseless claim" was ignored. The owner of Miss Universe Organization reportedly is preparing paperworks to take legal action against her.

TMZ reported the business tycoon is going to sue the former contestant of Miss USA 2012 for defamation due to her accusation that the top 5 in the pageant were fixed before the final show. His lawyers are said meeting to draft the lawsuit, but it's unclear when it would be filed.

Sheena accused the organizers of fraud when she resigned her position as Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012. "I witnessed another contestant who said she saw the list of the Top 5 BEFORE THE SHOW EVER STARTED," she claimed. "She saw a folder lying open to a page that said 'FINAL SHOW Telecast, June 3, 2012' and she saw the places for Top 5 already filled in."

Judges and host for the beauty contest have since denied the allegation. Joe Jonas insisted that "the Miss USA competition was NOT rigged. Miss (Rhode Island) USA won fair and square," while fellow jury Marilu Henner spilled she chose Sheena as one of her top-5 picks. "No cheating. Sorry you didn't make it. And I remember!" she tweeted.

Presenter Giuliana Rancic, meanwhile, shared her thoughts about Sheena. "I remember her at rehearsals," she said while taping her show on E! News. "She didn't seem that into it...It was almost like she felt defeated before the pageant, days before."

Although she was not one of the judges, Giuliana was adamant the pageant was not rigged because she was a jury a year ago. "There is no way that...the top five are chosen before the pageant, it's ridiculous. If you look at who won and how the girls scored, you can tell it really was based on the questions and the judges chose who they liked. It's ridiculous," she told co-host Jason Kennedy.

She additionally laughed off Sheena's claim that there was a folder lying around. "There was no envelope lying around," she insisted. "Ernst & Young tabulates the votes, there's no way that that accounting firm is going to let that information get out."

Joe and Marilu served as judges along with Rob Kardashian, Arsenio Hall, Ali Fedotowsky, Dayana Mendoza, Cat Cora and George Kotsiopoulos. Giuliana hosted the event with Andy Cohen, while Jeannie Mai and Kelly Osbourne were the fashion commentators.

The competition was won by Olivia Culpo, a 20-year-old cellist from Rhode Island who voiced her support for transgendered women. "I was just in shock," she said of her win. "All 51 of those women were beautiful on the inside and outside." She will represent the United States at the 61st annual Miss Universe pageant later this year.

Emma Watson Close to Land Role in Biblical Retelling 'Noah'

 Emma Watson could secure a biblical role for her next movie. The Hermione Granger of the "Harry Potter" film series is currently in talks to join Darren Aronofsky's "Noah", Deadline has reported.

The English actress is eyed to tackle the part of Ila, a young lady who is also the love interest of prophet Noah's son, Shem. Being tapped to play Shem is Douglas Booth, while Russell Crowe is cast as the titular character.

Should Watson join the biblical movie, she will reunite with her co-star in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower", Logan Lerman. The young thesp has already been sealed to play Noah's other son, Ham.

"Noah" will be based on the Old Testament story about the devoted ark builder. The movie project is currently looking for an actress to star as the prophet's wife. It has been rumored that Jennifer Connelly has been eyed to take the part.

Back in 2011, Arnofsky confessed that he's been fantasizing about developing a movie about Noah. "Since I was a kid, I have been moved and inspired by the story of Noah and his family's journey," he said.

"The imaginations of countless generations have sparked to this epic story of faith," the filmmaker added. "It's my hope that I can present a window into Noah's passion and perseverance for the silver screen."

As for Watson, the 22-year-old actress will next be seen in coming-of-age drama "Perks of Being a Wallflower", heist movie "The Bling Ring", and comedy pic "The End of the World".

Pictures: Katy Perry Enjoys a Date Night With Robert Ackroyd

 Katy Perry and Robert Ackroyd were spotted having a night outing together in London despite earlier reports that they broke up. She wore a pale-yellow dress that had a giant black bow on the collar and paired it with a thin black belt and a pair of flat shoes, while the Florence and the Machine guitarist opted for an all-black ensemble.

In the early hours of Wednesday, June 6, the estranged wife of Russell Brand was also spotted leaving a pub in East London with Rob. She later went to a studio with him by her side. She donned a green dress and a leather jacket for the former occasion, and traded it with a more casual number for the studio visit.

While staying in London, Katy took time to visit her fans at the Apollo West End cinema during a sneak preview of her 3D documentary film "Katy Perry: Part of Me". She tweeted, "Had tons o' fun in London today at a surprise screening...Wish I could sit w/ all of u when u see #KP3D," along with a picture from inside the theater.

Katy was spotted for the first time with Rob packing PDAs at Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California. When they were rumored breaking up, it was said that "they were never serious to begin with, and she had doubts about it from the start. There are no hard feelings, they are both just very busy and had no expectations."

'Captain America 2' Close to Tap Russo Brothers as Its Directors

The sequel to "Captain America: The First Avenger" is one step closer to seal its directors. It has been reported that Anthony and Joe Russo are finalizing a deal to helm the follow-up movie for the superhero persona of Steve Rogers. 

Marvel Studios has yet to comment on the recruitment. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Russo brothers have defeated several acknowledged directors, including "The Adjustment Bureau" helmer George Nolfi and "The Italian Job" filmmaker F. Gary Gray. 

The untitled Captain America sequel is expected to open wide in the United States on April 4, 2014. It will bring back Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson as the titular hero and S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury respectively. The first movie, meanwhile, was helmed by Joe Johnston and has grossed $368 million worldwide. 

As for the Russo brothers, they are best known for their works in comedy titles instead of action movies. They have directed NBC's series "Community" as well as several comedy features, including 2002's "Welcome to Collinwood" and 2006's "You, Me and Dupree". 

Kristen Stewart Jokes About Writing 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Sequel

Kristen Stewart and her "Snow White and the Huntsman" co-star Chris Hemsworth are so excited about working on the film's sequel that they want to pen its script. Speaking to MTV News, the two joked that they would team up to provide the screenplay which is going to be "a straight-to-video" version. 

"We are! 'Snow White and the Huntsman 2' written by us, and it might be more of a straight-to-video version if they let us write it," Hemsworth enthused as Stewart laughed and said, "No, no." The Australian actor added, "If they let us write it! If they let us write it." 

Stewart went on saying, "It'll be better. Our version? We've basically written it. No, I'm kidding. We're gonna write the second one, all of us [in the cast]." Agreeing with his co-star, Hemsworth said, "We are. It's gonna be a group kind of exercise. Everyone just closes their eyes and start scribbling and then whatever's on that page, [that's the script]." 

While director Rupert Sanders once revealed that Snow White could go even darker in the sequel, Stewart remains skeptical about it. "Well, I'm not saying anything. Nothing at all," she said. "Let's undermine our entire lead character in the very second [film]. It's like, 'No, that's my whole [thing].' It would be so weird to [make her darker]. It would break me, which would probably be interesting to watch." 

Hemsworth chimed in, "But then we have to rebuild you, which is exciting," before Stewart replied, "That's the third one, the rebuilding." The Huntsman depicter went on teasing, "See how far in the future she lives? Never in the moment." 

During the chat, Stewart also addressed the rumor saying that she and Robert Pattinson are prepping their own movie project. Asked if they have written any script together, the 22-year-old beauty coyly responded, "We are constantly working, but no." 

"Snow White and the Huntsman" has opened in the United States since June 1. On its debut weekend, the twisted fairytale movie successfully topped the North American box office by collecting a solid $56.2 million. 

Miss Universe Organization Reacts to Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin's Resignation

Miss Universe Organization, which runs Miss USA pageant, has responded to Sheena Monnin's accusation that the top 5 contestants of the beauty contest were fixed before the finale show on June 3. The foundation denied the claim, insisting that the former Miss Pennsylvania spread false story. 

In a post on her Facebook, Monnin resigned her position as Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012, accusing the organizers of fraud. "In good conscience I can no longer be affiliated in any way with an organization I consider to be fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy," so she said. 

"I witnessed another contestant who said she saw the list of the Top 5 BEFORE THE SHOW EVER STARTED," Monnin began her story. "She saw a folder lying open to a page that said 'FINAL SHOW Telecast, June 3, 2012' and she saw the places for Top 5 already filled in." 

On the final night, "after the Top 16 were called and we were standing backstage she hesitantly said to me and another contestant that she knew who the Top 5 were. I said 'who do you think they will be?' She said that she didn't 'think' she 'knew' because she saw the list that morning," she continued. 

"She relayed whose names were on the list. Then we agreed to wait and see if that was indeed the Top 5 called that night. After it was indeed the Top 5 I knew the show must be rigged; I decided at that moment to distance myself from an organization who did not allow fair play and whose morals did not match my own. That is all I know about this." 

"In my heart I believe in honesty, fair play, a fair opportunity, and high moral integrity, none of which in my opinion are part of this pageant system any longer. After 10 years of competing in a pageant system I once believed in, I now completely and irrevocably separate myself in every way and on every level from the Miss Universe Organization." 

"If this contestant would like to step forward as an eye witness and as being the one who saw the sheet with the Top 5 already selected before the judges ever saw the Top 16, then perhaps action can be taken. As for me, I believe her words and I will not encourage anyone to compete in a system that in my opinion and from what I witnessed is dishonest." 

In response, the organization issued a statement that claimed Monnin's original reason for the withdrawal was its policy which allowed transgender women to compete. "In an email to state pageant organizers, she cited the Miss Universe Organization's policy regarding transgendered contestants, implemented two months ago, as the reason for her resignation," so it's explained. 

"Today she has changed her story by publicly making false accusations claiming that the pageant was fixed, however the contestant she privately sourced as her reference has vehemently refuted her most recent claim. We are disappointed that she would attempt to steal the spotlight from Olivia Culpo of Rhode Island on her well-deserved Miss USA win." 

In the e-mail, Monnin reportedly said that she refused to be "part of a pageant system that has so far and so completely removed itself from its foundational principles as to allow and support natural born males to compete in it. This goes against ever moral fiber of my being. I believe in integrity, high moral character, and fair play, none of which are part of this system any longer." 

Octomom Nadya Suleman Cancels Stripper Dance Due to Smack Talk

Nadya Suleman is no longer set to take the stage in a Florida strip club, her rep Gina Rodriguez confirms to TMZ. The mother of 14, who filed for bankruptcy in April, cancels her stripping gig after learning that an employee in the club has trash-talked about her. 

The Octomom is mad when a club bartender says in a local news interview that it's about time she strips because she has "a lot of mouths to feed." The bartender adds, "She must be a little crazy, normal people don't have that many children." 

Suleman reportedly was supposed to do two shows per night from July 11-15. She would be topless, but wouldn't do lap dance. She allegedly felt "sexually liberated" after filming her porn movie and wanted to do the gig to promote the steamy flick. 

Axl Roses' $200,000 Worth of Jewelery Stolen in Paris

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose was pissed after his gold-and-diamond necklaces disappeared after the rock band's concert in Paris, France. A police investigation is ongoing to find out who stole the three necklaces which worth around $200,000 in total. 

The theft allegedly occurred during a private gathering on Tuesday, June 5 after the band's show at Bercy stadium the previous night. According to the Associated Press, Paris police spokesman said Rose did not appear to wear the necklaces at that time. The lead singer is said "fuming" after the theft occurred. 

The group's U.K. arena tour was completed on Friday, June 1 after much trouble including the band members being pelted with money and pint glasses. They will continue the European tour in Moenchengladbach, Germany, on Friday, June 8 before returning to France. 

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman Confirm Baby Rumor With Wedding Photo

Drew Barrymore confirms she's expecting. In a first official picture taken from her nuptials over the weekend, the "Going the Distance" actress is seen being embraced by her new husband Will Kopelman. He tenderly touches her growing belly and shares a big smile with his wife.

The wedding picture is featured on the front page of PEOPLE's latest issue. The bride wears a Chanel flower-embroidered dress designed by Karl Lagerfeld himself. As for the groom who is the son of former Chanel CEO Arie Kopelman, he dons a Tom Ford tuxedo. 

"The day was perfect," Barrymore told the publication the day after exchanging wedding vows with the art consultant. "Everyone we love and care about was there. It was as fun and meaningful as we ever could have hoped." 

The nuptials itself took place in her $5.7 million estate in Montecito, California on Saturday, June 2 evening with 200 guests of family and close friends. Reese WitherspoonCameron DiazBusy Philipps and Jimmy Kimmel were among those invited. 

The couple "just wanted a backyard wedding," so event planner Yifat Oren said. The fete had a "vintage romantic" theme with an "ethereal" feel. The decoration for the traditional Jewish ceremony included vintage lace, pink flowers and green garlands. 

After tying the knot, the couple left in a vintage Mercedes with roses and "Just Married" streamers tied to the back, and were caught on camera sharing a loving kiss in the backseat of the car. The newly-weds reportedly spent the night at the nearby San Ysidro Ranch. 

'Breaking Dawn II' Cast Discuss Their Characters in Final 'Twilight' Film

The cast members of "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part II" have taken some time to discuss each of their characters in the highly anticipated movie. Speaking to MTV, Kristen StewartJackson Rathbone and Nikki Reed opened up about what big events their characters will face in the final chapter of the "Twilight Saga" film series. 

Kristen dished on Bella's drastic transformation as a new vampire. "It's so bizarre, the tone change. You've always been behind her. You've always been using her. She's how you see that world," she said. "Now that her perspective has completely changed, it's like 'Where am I?' It's really cool. I, myself, am still a little bit shell-shocked. It's not like sitting down and watching a 'Twilight' movie." 

Jackson, meanwhile, played it coy when asked about what his character Jasper Cullen would face in "Breaking Dawn II". He said, "Yes! Oh, man! I can't really talk about it, though. I'm not allowed to." Still, he spilled, "If you just noticed, I went to a happy place and I think everybody's going to really love it. The littlest hints? It's awesome." 

On the other hand, Nikki revealed that Rosalie Hale would have a girl fight with Bella and Ashley Greene's Alice. "Well, you never know what's going to end up in there," she said. "[But] there was a pretty kick-ass battle sequence that I did with two of the other girls that I think should be pretty cool, if they leave it in there." 

"So I'm looking forward to that 'cause we trained for it for a while," the blond beauty continued. "[We did] a little fight training. It was me and Ashley and Kristen, and we did this like theree girls back-to-back thing where we beat up some huge dudes. That's always fun." 

Aside from Kristen, Jackson and Nikki, producer Wyck Godfrey opened up that all characters would finally meet their destinies in "Breaking Dawn II". He said, "For me, the last movie is all about closure and the characters finally coming fully into themselves about what their destinies are." 

"Edward becoming, in a sense, the patriarch of the family; Bella becoming a mother and a vampire finally, which I think is truly the thing everyone wants to see. It is ultimately the closure of their lives," Wyck continued. "For those that have followed [the films] from beginning to end, there is a great final moment where you really get to re-live that entire the experience and I think that is something the fans can look forward to." 

Bringing back Kristen, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner as Bella, Edward and Jacob respectively, "Breaking Dawn II", which is directed by Bill Condon, is due to arrive in cinemas across the U.S. on November 16.

Early release for ‘Jism 2′

It seems that the makers of “Jism 2″ are excited to show the film, which stars Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone and Randeep Hooda, to the viewers. The film’s release date has now been brought forward to July 27 from Aug 3.
“BREAKING NEWS – JISM2 to release one week ahead of schedule. We will now release on July 27, 2012. Your Monsoon just got even more wet & wild! (sic),” said a message on the official Twitter page of the movie.
Director Pooja Bhatt had previously revealed that the film will come out Aug 3.
“Jism 2″, a sequel to 2003 film “Jism”, will see Sunny as seductress Izna. The love triangle also features Arunoday Singh.
The movie has grabbed headline since its inception and recently it has been announced that the wardrobe of the cast will go for a charity.
“To those asking, the promos of #Jism2 will be on air by end of June, 2012. Also All our actors clothes and underwear to be auctioned for charity! Watch this space closer to release,” the official page stated. 

Akshay Kumar thanks fans for ‘Rowdy Rathore’ success

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has thanked his fans for giving “Rowdy Rathore” the biggest solo opening of his career.
“I owe a HUGE thank you to my audience! You are the only reason behind the biggest opening weekend of my career! Love Rowdy,” Akshay tweeted.
The film, directed by Prabhu Deva, is Akshay’s widest release so far – it opened on 2,800 screens in the country.
Made on a budget of Rs.45 crore, the film released Friday and earned Rs.29.8 crore on the first two days.
Co-produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala, the film marked Akshay’s return to a full-fledged action role after seven years. 

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman Pictured Sharing Loving Kiss After Wedding

Some pictures taken after Drew Barrymore exchanged wedding vows with her fiance Will Kopelman have hit the web. The "Going the Distance" actress was caught on camera passionately kissing her husband on the lips. 

The newly weds sat in the backseat of a vintage Mercedes with roses and "Just Married" streamers tied to the back as they drove away. The bride wore a Chanel dress pleated in muslin and organza designed by Karl Lagerfeld, while the groom donned a Tom Ford tuxedo. Will's father Arie Kopelman is a former Chanel CEO. 

The nuptials itself took place in an estate in Montecito, California on Saturday, June 2 evening. It was "a classic, simple, very pretty, garden-inspired wedding" with 200 guests of family and close friends. Reese WitherspoonCameron Diaz and Jimmy Kimmel were among those invited. 

Miss USA Olivia Culpo Says 'Transgender' Question Is Easy

What came to Olivia Culpo's mind when she was asked whether it would be fair if a transgender woman wins Miss USA? "I thought it was really an easy question," so the winner of the 2012 pageant revealed to Boston. 

The 20-year-old cellist from Rhode Island explained why she thought so, "Because it's common knowledge that this is a free country." So, it makes sense that "everyone has the freedom to choose in this country," she added. 

Talking about her win, the St. Mary Academy Bay View graduate gushed, "I was just in shock." She continued, "All 51 of those women were beautiful on the inside and outside." 

Culpo voiced her support for the transgender in the final round. She said, "I do think that that would be fair but I can understand that people would be a little apprehensive to take that road because there is a tradition of natural-born women, but today where there are so many surgeries and so many people out there who have a need to change for a happier life, I do accept that because I believe it's a free country." 

Culpo will represent the United States at the 61st annual Miss Universe pageant later this year. She is also gearing up to do a round of interviews on television. "I will be on 'Live! with Kelly' tomorrow morning!! Soo psyched! My last time on her show was May 8, 20th birthday during the NYC Media Tour :)," she tweeted on Monday, June 4. 

Madonna May Face Lawsuit Over Swastika Image at Her Concert

Madonna has offended a French political leader and France's National Front party with her video montage. The 54-year-old singer kicked off her MDNA concert in Tel Aviv, Israel on Thursday, May 31, playing a video where Marine Le Pen has a swastika emblazoned on her forehead. 

The National Front party has threatened to file a lawsuit against the singer if she plays the same video in France. Le Pen, a figurehead of the party, commented, "We understand how old singers who need to get people talking about them go to such extremes." When asked whether she will take the matter to court, Le Pen said, "If she does that in France, we'll be waiting." 

Madonna is scheduled to hold her concert in Paris, France on July 14. It happens to be the day France celebrates Bastille Day aka the end of the French monarchy and the beginning of the French Revolution. 

Olivia Culpo Wins Miss USA 2012 After Answering Question About Transgender

The new Miss USA was crowned during a pageant taking place on Sunday night, June 3 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Olivia Culpo, a 20-year-old cellist from Rhode Island, won the title over 51 beautiful women from all over the country. 

The competition was divided into three sections; swimsuit, evening gowns and interview question. Marilu Henner, Arsenio Hall, Ali Fedotowsky, Rob Kardashian, Dayana Mendoza, Joe Jonas, Cat Cora, George Kotsiopoulos served as judges.

Culpo rocked a lilac bikini during the first segment, and traded it with a purple evening gown with a sparkly belt for the second one which had "Garden of the Gods" theme. She "looks like a princess," so Jeannie Mai said. She served as a fashion commentator along with Kelly Osbourne.

In the final round to determine the winner, Culpo was asked to answer a question submitted by a pageant follower on Twitter. "Would you feel it would be fair that a transgender woman wins the Miss USA title over a natural-born woman?" so the question read.

"I do think that that would be fair but I can understand that people would be a little apprehensive to take that road because there is a tradition of natural-born women, but today where there are so many surgeries and so many people out there who have a need to change for a happier life, I do accept that because I believe it's a free country," she answered.

The question came hot on heels of controversy surrounding the participation of Jenna Talackova in Miss Canada. The contestant, who went under the knife for gender reassignment at the age of 19, was initially disqualified from the competition but was later allowed to compete again. She didn't win the contest, but took home Miss Congeniality title.

By winning the crown of Miss USA 2012, Culpo will represent the United States at the 61st annual Miss Universe pageant later this year. An American has not won the international beauty contest since Brook Lee grabbed the title in 1997.

Fourth runner-up was Jasmyn Wilkins of Georgia, third runner-up was Jade Kelsall of Nevada, second runner-up was Audrey Bolte of Ohio, and first runner-up was Nana Meriwether of Maryland. Miss Congeniality was Rebecca Hodge of Iowa, while Miss Photogenic was Alaina Bergsma of Oregon.

The competition was hosted by Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic. Cobra Starship performed during the swimsuit segment, and Akon sang during the evening gown section. "Please do not be mad at me if I forget the lyrics to my own songs. Please. I beg of you. It's going to be very distracting with all those beautiful women in bikinis," Gabe Saporta said. 

New 'True Blood' Season 5 Promo: Counting Down to the Premiere

HBO has just released another promo for "True Blood" season 5. Featuring Carrie Preston (Arlene) who reminds viewers of when the show will return, the short snippet offers glimpses of the upcoming chapter, including the ones that see Jason kneeling in front of a tomb, a hand coming out from the ground, and Sookie who seemingly has an intimate moment with Alcide. 

In the fifth season of the HBO hit series, Russell Edgington is released from his cement grave. Dishing on who brought his character back, Denis O'Hare recently said, "It's somebody who nobody knows yet. It's a surprising character. And I think you get a hint in episode two, and then a big hint in episode five."

On how Russell will be seen after being buried alive, the actor gushed, "He's still vicious, he's still dangerous, he's still highly charming, but they added all this stuff to him." He went on spilling, "We get to see him fall in love!"

Beside Russell, Tara will also return although she was shot in the head in the season 4 finale. "The interesting thing, for me, is the fans watching Tara recover. She kind of becomes a new woman. The journey she's about to embark on is out of control," said Rutina Wesley of her alter ego.

The new season of "True Blood" will debut Sunday, June 10 at 9 P.M. ET on HBO. Christopher Meloni joins the cast as Roman, the leader of Vampire Authority. 

Emma Watson Befriends a Nerd in First 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' Trailer

The first trailer for "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" has finally been premiered at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards. The promo video focuses on the strong friendship between Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller. Watson and Miller seem to be the only ones who would befriend Lerman, who portrays a nerd who is hard to find a companion on his first day at school. 

"Perks of Being a Wallflower" is based on a 1999 novel by Stephen Chbosky, who also directs the movie. The story follows an introverted high school freshman named Charlie who slowly comes out of his shell thanks to his new friends, Sam and Patrick. He is introduced to the awkward times of adolescence, including drug use and sexuality. 

Watson stars as Sam, while Lerman and Miller play Charlie and Patrick respectively. They are joined by Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd, Mae Whitman and Johnny Simmons. The novel-adapted movie will arrive in cinemas across the United States on September 14. 

Artist of the Week: Tenacious D

Six years after they dropped their second album "The Pick of Destiny", Tenacious D are back with "Rize of the Fenix". The duo comprising of Jack Black and Kyle Gass released the effort in May and bowed at No. 4 on Billboard Hot 200. 

A follow-up to 2006's gold sophomore set and 2001's platinum debut album "Tenacious D", the new effort became their highest chart entry. The group peaked at No. 33 with their self-titled album and climbed up to No. 8 with their second CD. 

The album was produced by John Kimbrough, and was recorded in the garage behind his L.A. Home. "We recorded down and dirty in a friend's garage with a shoestring budget of 600 dollars, much like Nirvana's first album 'Bleach' or The Beatles first album 'Help!'," they said. 

Proudly calling it "rough and yet a masterpiece," the band described the album making as a "journey similar to that of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings." Jack gushed, "There we no more bouncers waving us through the velvet ropes, we were persona non gratta." 

Kyle added, "There we were- just like Gandalf the grey, down in the muck- but we never gave up, We defeated our own personal demons and began chipping away, slowly climbing back to the land of the living-when we emerged we were no longer the old Tenacious D, we were Gandalf the white, with new powers and wisdom and bravery and skills." 

Latest 'The Dark Knight Rises' Footage Lets Out Tons of New Materials

The brand new footage from "The Dark Knight Rises" which was unveiled during the 2012 MTV Movie Awards has made its way out onto the web. The clip was jam-packed with tons of new materials, including Catwoman's interview with John Blake, as well as Batman's intense fight with Bane.

The footage itself was presented by Christian Bale, Gary Oldman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt at the annual prize-giving event. Upon introducing the footage, Oldman said, "Mankind needs heroes. And sometimes the legend of a hero is more important than a hero himself."

Gordon-Levitt added, "Even though this legend will resonate forever, this summer will come to an end." Bale continued, "In 'The Dark Knight', Batman confronted chaos that for the good of the city he must be hunted. In order to fully understand this saga, let's return to where this journey began."

Directed by Christopher Nolan, "The Dark Knight Rises" is slated for a July 20 release in theaters across the United States. In addition to Bale, Oldman and Gordon-Levitt, the highly anticipated DC Comics superhero movie stars Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy and Marion Cotillard.

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Adam Levine Kisses Another Victoria's Secret Model

Adam Levine hops on one Victoria's Secret model to another. The "The Voice" judge has been spotted kissing Behati Prinsloo, who is a close friend of his former girlfriend lingerie model Anne V, during a trip to Hawaii this week. 

Levine and Prinsloo wrapped their arms tightly around each other as they kissed passionately. They were in Kauai, Hawaii to attend the pre-wedding party for a mutual friend. They seemed to have gone public with the relationship as they held hands while chatting with fellow guests. The couple reportedly smiled and laughed a lot.

It's not the first time the new pair was seen together. They have spent time just the two of them at the Mustard Seed Cafe in Los Angeles earlier this week.

Prinsloo, a Namibia native, appeared in the same Victoria's Secret campaign as Anne V who broke it up with Levine in April. "Anne and Behati are good friends. Not best, but close enough," a source told Us Weekly. It looks like Anne V has moved on from Levine as well because she was seen with actor/singer Jared Leto earlier this month. 

Aerosmith to Bestow Johnny Depp MTV Generation Award

As previously reported, Johnny Depp is to receive the MTV Generation Award at this Sunday, June 3 ceremony of 2012 MTV Movie Awards. MTV has announced that the artists on duty to hand the actor the honor are Aerosmith rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. 

Depp and Aerosmith have been linked by their love of music. "Johnny is a great musician and many people don't know that, he plays piano, guitar, he knows his music. We are actually in Tim Burton's old studio right now called Swinghouse doing our new Aerosmith album, and Johnny will come down every other night," Tyler told FOX411. "And then when we are done recording I go up to Johnny's house and I play him stuff and ask if it is any good... He gives me (honest feedback)." 

In addition to receiving the prestigious honor, Depp will also be treated to a special performance dedicated to him by The Black Keys. The rock duo will do a rendition of their hit "Gold on the Ceiling". 

2012 MTV Movie Awards will be held at the Gibson Amphitheatre, hosted by Russell Brand. "Bridesmaids" and "The Hunger Games" lead the nominations list with eight each. 

Inside Drew Barrymore's Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

It's a busy weekend for Drew Barrymore who will tie the knot to the father of her first child, Will Kopelman, on Saturday, June 2 night. The actress held a rehearsal dinner on Friday in Montecito, Calif. with about 70 guests in attendance. 

According to E! Online's source the pre-wedding reception was held at the patio of San Ysidro Ranch overlooking citrus trees and a lily pond. Guests were served cocktails as they all watched the sun went down.

Some of the guests, mainly Barrymore's friends, stay at the ranch for the weekend. Meanwhile, Kopelman's family stay at the nearest Four Seasons Hotel. After they left the rehearsal dinner, the guests were surprised in the hotel rooms with a gift basket from the bride and groom. They were treated to Santa Barbara olives, chocolate truffles and bouquets of lavender.

The couple is expected to tie the knot in a $5.7 million Montecito, Calif. Estate which was built in 1937. Set on two acres of land, the Colonial-style, single family-style home has five bedrooms, six full baths and two half baths.

Celebrities who reportedly make the trip to the wedding are Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, Molly Sims and Mariska Hargitay among others. 

'The Avengers' Is Officially Third Biggest Movie of All Time

"The Avengers" has officially overtaken "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II" to be the third-biggest title of all time at the worldwide box office. The superhero flick scored its other box office history as it earned a cume of $1.331 billion on top of the Harry Potter franchise's $1.328 billion. 

When it was first launched in April, the live-action gained $392.5 million opening worldwide. Within 19 days it matched the record for speed previously set by "Avatar" and "Deathly Hallows" in 2009 and 2011 respectively. It easily became the highest-grossing movie of 2012 after beating "The Hunger Games".

Domestically, "The Avengers" also reached a milestone on Friday, June 1 by surpassing "The Dark Knight" to become the third top grossing film of all time with a cume of $538.1 million. The Batman film earned $533 million domestically.

Sitting comfortably at number 1 of highest grossing movie of all time worldwide is "Avatar" with $2.8 billion, followed by "Titanic" at $2.185 billion. 

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