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Tyra Banks to produce transgender docu-series

Tyra BanksLos Angeles, May 16 : Supermodel Tyra Banks is set to produce a new docu-series featuring transgender model-actress Carmen Carrera.

Titled "TransAmerica", the TV series will follow the lives of five transgender women living in Chicago, reports contactmusic. com.

Carrera will serve as a role model to the women as they build their careers, giving viewers an in-depth look at how their sexuality affects their lives.

Carrera became an icon and outspoken activist in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community after appearing on reality show "RuPaul's Drag Race" in 2011.(IANS)

Kidman, Urban to have another child by surrogate

Nicole KidmanLos Angeles, May 16 - Actress Nicole Kidman has reportedly planned to have another baby through a surrogate mother.

The 46-year-old earlier welcomed daughter Faith, who is three-years old now, through a surrogate mother.

According to a source, the 46-year-old may hire a surrogate mother in a desperate attempt to salvage her troubled marriage with musician Keith Urban, reports showbizspy. com

The duo are hoping for a baby boy.

"Keith is hoping for a son. And the plan is already bringing them closer together," said a source.

Jennifer Aniston has most influential hair: Survey

Jennifer-AnistonLos Angeles, May 15 : Former "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston is the envy of women for her desirable locks.

In a survey, conducted by hair growth and care brand Viviscal, it was revealed that over one-third of British women believe that Aniston has the most influential locks, reports femalefirst. co. uk.

The research was done for National Good Hair Day, which was May 14.

Other celebrities that ranked high include Victoria Beckham, Kylie Minogue and Madonna.

'Spring Breakers' sequel will be terrible: Franco

James-FrancoLos Angeles, May 15 : Actor James Franco, who starred in "Spring Breakers", has ridiculed its upcoming sequel saying it will be a "terrible" film.

The 36-year-old actor, who played Alien in "Spring Breakers", took to Twitter to take a dig at the producers of the film, reports eonline. com.

Franco took to Twitter to post: "This is not being done with (director) Harmony Korine or my consent. The original was wholly Harmony's creation and these producers are capitalizing on that innovative film to make money on a weak sequel.

Olivia Munn, Aaron Rodgers dating?

Los Angeles, May 15 : Romance is reportedly blosomming between actress Olivia Munn and football player Aaron Rodgers.

The duo met at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 6.

"They're (Olivia and Aaron) dating," said a source.

Munn, 33, split from boyfriend and actor Joel Kinnaman just a few months ago. And now, "The Newsroom" actress is said to have moved on with the 30-year-old Green Bay Packers quarterback. (IANS)

DiCaprio donates $1 mn to save elephants

DiCaprio donates $1 mn to save elephantsLos Angeles, May 15 - Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has become quite a philanthropist by donating $1 million to help save elephants at a fundraising event.

The actor made the donation at the Sundown Gala, Malibu here Saturday, which raised money for the Elephant Crisis Fund.

The event was organisd by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation along with actor Mark Wahlberg and the Wildlife Conservation Network.

Supporters included celebrities Pierce Brosnan, Cindy Crawford, Rory Kennedy, Behati Prinsloo, writer Erica Beeney and director Rupert Wyatt.

Hugh Jackman feels he'd have more cancer scares

Hugh-JackmanLos Angeles, May 14 : Actor Hugh Jackman, who was treated for skin cancer for the second time, believes there's a chance it will reappear at some point in future again.

The 45-year-old, who underwent a surgery May 9 to get a Basel Cell Carsinoma (BCC) from the side of his nose removed, said he feels the disease will make a return some time soon, reports contactmusic. com.

Lily Allen hides when her songs play in pubs

Lily AllenLos Angeles, May 14 : Singer Lily Allen does not like hearing her own music in clubs and bars.

The 29-year-old says she finds it weird to listen to her songs even though her return to the music industry has been successful, reports contactmusic. com.

In fact, the "Hard Out Here" singer feels like hiding under the tables if any of her tracks is played in a club or a bar in her presence.

"Usually if I'm in a club and my music comes on I find the nearest table and hide underneath it. That's generally how I deal with it," said Lily.

Jackman to reprise 'Wolverine' role?

Hugh-JackmanLos Angeles, May 12 : Actor Hugh Jackman has reportedly signed on the dotted line to reprise the role of "The Wolverine" in three more films, two more spin-off films and "X-Men: Apocalypse".

The 45-year-old earlier expressed interest in shooting "Wolverine" films back-to-back as he would be physically fit to handle them one after the other, reports contactmusic. com

"It's much easier because it's tough to get there, physically, but once you're there, it's easier to maintain it," said Jackman.

The actor said shooting the movies back-to-back had "crossed his mind". (IANS)

Why is Swift's friendship with Gomez strong?

Los Angeles, May 10 : Singer Taylor Swift says that her friendship with the "Come and Get It" singer Selena Gomez is strong because it's the longest one they've both ever had.

The 24-year-old said she shares a special bond with Gomez because they were both thrown into the limelight at a young age, reports contactmusic. com.

"Longevity is something you really can find very precious and rare in friendships," said Swift.

"It's been the longest one (friendship) I think either of us had really. When your life changes and you become thrust into this really strange whirlwind where what your life is different from what other people think your life is."

Mila Kunis opens up about pregnancy

mila-kunis-ashton-kutcherLos Angeles, May 10 : Actress Mila Kunis has spoken about her pregnancy for the first time and says her fiance and actor Ashton Kutcher is totally prepared for it.

The "Black Swan" actress, who is expecting her first child with Kutcher, said it will be a drug-free birth, reports contactmusic. com.

"We thought about a home birth, we watched a couple of documentaries and spoke to some mid-wifes and people, and realised our hospital have the mid-wives and doulas who can do that," said Kunis.

Having kids on set was stressful: Jolie

Angelina JolieLos Angeles, May 10 - Actress Angelina Jolie says her children's visit to films' shooting location "stressed" her out and that she won't do it again.

The "Maleficent" star and her fiance Brad Pitt let their six children - Maddox, 12, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 7, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 5, visit them while making movies, but two days later the couple got stressed, reports femalefirst. co. uk.

"Brad and I made the decision that we wouldn't keep them from sets and the fun of making movies, but we wouldn't (glorify it either).

Douglas-Zeta-Jones lovey-dovey, again

Douglas-Zeta-Jones lovey-dovey, againLos Angeles, May 10 - Actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who took a break from their 13-year-marriage last August, are "doing great".

"I think we're always working it out. Two people choose to work it out, we're doing great thank you. We're very close and everything's going great," said Douglas.

During an interview with Gayle King for "Entertainment Tonight", the 69-year-old said he has learned not to take his wife for granted and his attention is focused more on her than anyone else, reports femalefirst. co. uk.

Jenny McCarthy, boyfriend relied on dating for bonding

Jenny-McCarthyLos Angeles, May 9 : TV presenter Jenny McCarthy says she knew that she will have a strong relationship with singer Donnie Wahlberg because they got to know each other without researching each other's past.

The 41-year-old said her relationship with the singer is strong because she got to know him for who he is, rather than reading about his past on internet, reports contactmusic. com.

Angelina Jolie having sleepless nights

angelina-jolieLos Angeles, May 9 : Actress Angelina Jolie says spends the night worrying about the safety of her children because she cannot bear to lose them.

The 38-year-old said that she's constantly worried about her children, Maddox, 12, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, seven, and five-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox. She raises them with her partner Brad Pitt.

"I think like every mother I'm just afraid of something happening to them (my children). We're in a new hotel room and I couldn't sleep because I was worried that the railing was too short on the stairs," contactmusic. com quoted Jolie as saying.

Lawrence, Hoult to ignore each other to keep romance alive

Jennifer-Lawrence-Nicholas-HoultLos Angeles, May 9 : Actors Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult have found a way to keep their romance alive - the duo have decided to ignore each other while working.

The couple has come up with a plan to avoid the frustrations of trying to keep a long-distance love affair alive and simply give each other the space to work, reports femalefirst. co. uk.

Gaga pokes fun at Katy Perry

Katy-Perry-Lady-GagaLos Angeles, May 9 : Lady Gaga has taken a subtle dig at singer Katy Perry, hinting that the latter's new Prismatic tour looks eerily similar to her past live concepts.

Perry kicked off the Prismatic World Tour in Belfast, Ireland, Wednesday.

Gaga saw photographs of the 29-year-old's new show and took a slight jab at her on Twitter, reports contactmusic. com.

"It looks like green hair and mechanical horses are the thing now," she posted.

Kim, Kanye yet to sign pre-nuptial agreement

Kim KanyeLos Angeles, May 9 : Socialite Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West's wedding planning is on in full swing, but the couple can't get married yet as their pre-nuptial agreement is still to be signed.

Source close to the duo have told tmz. com that the pre-nuptial agreement won't be signed until next week.

If sources are to be believed, unlike Kardashian's pre-nuptials with former husband Kris Humphries, the current negotiations are friendly.

The matter has just got a little complicated as West recently changed management.

Alicia Keys new face of Givenchy perfumes

Alicia-KeysLos Angeles, May 8 : Singer Alicia Keys will now front the ads of Parfums Givenchy.

It is the "Girl On Fire" hitmaker's first beauty contract with the French fashion house's perfume division and she will front the campaign for their latest scent, which is due to be unveiled September, reports femalefirst. co. uk.

"I'm honoured to introduce the world to the newest scent by Givenchy. Givenchy has long been one of the world's most iconic luxury fashion houses, and a personal favourite of mine," she said.

Keys joins the likes of Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake, and Uma Thurman.(IANS)

Stacy Keibler wishes George Clooney happiness

Stacy-KeiblerLos Angeles, May 8 : Actress Stacy Keibler is pleased that her former lover George Clooney is finally settling down with his British lawyer girlfriend.

The 34-year-old split from the “Gravity” actor last July after two years of dating, but she now wishes him a good luck for his future life, reports contactmusic. com.

"She wishes nothing but happiness for anyone she's dated, including George,” said a source.

Keibler has also moved on and is now expecting her first child with her new husband Jared Pobre, whom she married in February this year.(IANS)

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