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Banned Chinese Director Enters Film At Cannes

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Lou Ye may look like a regular happy guy in the above photo, but Lou is actually a ferocious rebel. He is set to defy authorities by entering his film Spring Fever at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival despite a ban by the Chinese government. The Chinese director was slapped with a five year ban on filmmaking after screening a Tiananmen-based love story in Cannes in 2006 without official permission.

Lou was banned from making films by the Chinese State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television for his film, Summer Palace.  Lou’s producer pal Nai An insisted that Lou and his associates want no trouble with their banned film. “But all we want to do is make films, we don’t want to cause any problems,” she said. [Source: Guardian; Photo: Getty Images]

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Why Do We Like Heidi Montag’s New Song?

How on earth is it possible that we actually find this new Heidi Montag Pratt song “Blackout” to actually be listenable? Perhaps it’s because this is the first one of her tracks that doesn’t sound like a cat being run over by a Hummer, or maybe she’s actually managed to record a somewhat catchy pop song (that we think sounds oddly like “Heartbeats” by The Knife). Eh, we probably just have terrible taste in music.

Whatever the reason, we’ve managed to make it through the video a few times without dry heaving at her enormous bowling ball boobs and straw mop hair. Sure, she thrusts her crotch at the camera 1979212390 times, but we admire her and Spencer’s DIY style. We imagine this is what the spent their honeymoon doing (besides each other); a wise YouTube commenter even spotted his shadow lurking in the video at the 1:53 mark. The video’s cheap looking, just like it’s star – but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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The Eminem-Nick Cannon Feud Gets Pissy

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First Eminem rapped about alleged ex Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon (“You prick, I wish you luck with the f—— whore”). Then Cannon wrote a long, ridiculous rant on his blog about whether to respond to “Slim Lamey,” who must be a racist to talk about Carey like that—”Miss Marshall, I’m going to make you wish you never spoke my name and regret the ungodly things you said about my wife.” After the comment box blew up, Nick deleted the post. Too bad it was already cached!

While Eminem has yet to comment, an old radio interview with DJ Whoo Kid and 50 Cent where the rapper claims he once urinated on Mariah has surfaced on the web. Will Nick ignore it or once again demand Eminem “holler at [him] on some grown man s—?” And where will Spongebob Squarepants and Stewie Griffin side on this beef?

Listen to Eminem’s interview after the jump.

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Kate Winslet Is Kinda Married To Leo DiCaprio

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It struck us as a little creepy that Kate Winslet spent most of her Golden Globe acceptance speech for her work in Revolutionary Road gushing over her co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. To quote (you can also watch the insanity here):

“Leo I’m so happy I can stand here and tell you how much I love you, and how much I’ve loved you for 13 years…I love you with all my heart, I really do.”

As if that wasn’t enough, the adored actress has revealed that, in addition to her wedding bands from husband Sam Mendes, she wears a gold ring given to her by Leo. “Yes, [Leo’s ring] is engraved on the inside,” she tells Flare magazine, “but I’m not going to tell you what it says.”

Can we guess? We’ll put money on, “I’ll never let go.”  [Photo: WireImage]

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Charlie Hill Gives Linda Hogan A Promise Ring

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As if Hulk Hogan wasn’t upset enough already about ex-wife Linda Hogan‘s 19-year-old boyfriend Charlie Hill driving his Escalade and sleeping in his bed, the promise ring Charlie recently gifted Linda with will surely set the Hulk on fire.

Linda was all smiles, as seen in the above photo, happily showing off her new sparkler from her man. One person who surely won’t be smiling is her daughter Brooke Hogan, who recently dissed her mom’s May-December romance, saying, “What people don’t know is that he’s a bad influence on her.” [Photo: Splash News Online]

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Jessica Biel: From Stripper To Statuesque

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You have to admire her range. The same day her skanky stripper scenes in Powder Blue—released last weekend—hit the web, Jessica Biel looked downright museum-ready at the NY premiere of her other May release, Easy Virtue. Accompanied by Justin Timberlake and wearing a Philip Lim dress perfect for a Greek goddess, Biel did a great job of keeping the attention off her raunchy side.

Check out both looks in the gallery below.

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Rihanna Disses Chris Brown In New Song

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Rihanna may not have spoken out in public about her split from alleged abuser Chris Brown, but she’s got a mouthful to say in her new song. Kanye West posted the demo, “Silly Boy,” on his blog this week, in which RiRi bashes her ex with the help of Lady GaGa. She sings:

“I said I’m not coming back. You fooled me once but you can’t have that ego turning. Just too bad for you, that when you had me. Didn’t know what to do, she’s over you. Cause you had a good girl, good girl, girl. That’s a keeper. You had a good girl, good girl but didn’t know how to treat her. So silly boy get out my face. Why do you like the way regrets taste?”

Ouch. You can listen – and download – the super-catchy song in its entirety on Kanye’s blog – click here for the goods or listen to the song below. It can’t be a coincidence that he decided to drop this track right after naked pics of the songbird leaked on the web. We know where Kanye’s loyalty lies – and now, so does Chris Brown.  [Photo: GettyImages]

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Kate Gosselin Flips Out Over Cheating Rumors

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The tabloid attention is starting to get to Kate Gosselin. “The next story coming out from the animals that stalk us is about our security person and his family,” the Jon And Kate Plus 8 star told People, acknowledging the rumor that she slept with bodyguard Steve Neild, a close family friend.  “Already the allegations they’re making about me are disgusting, unthinkable, unfathomable, and I am horrified.”

I’m totally panicking, and thinking, ‘We are going to lose our last set of friends.’ I keep calling them, begging, ‘Seriously, I’m so sorry. Don’t run away from us.’ They keep saying, ‘We’re fine, we’re fine.’ But they have paparazzi in front of their house. It’s so upsetting.

…We opened our world to this, but we willingly made a conscious decision to put this out there. Our friends and family did not. It’s like saying, ‘Thanks for your support, let me sic the paparazzi on you.’ It’s very very difficult. It leaves us, essentially, alone and friendless. It’s terrible.

The press attention isn’t just affecting the stars. TLC is still editing the Jon And Kate season premiere less than two weeks before it’s scheduled to air. Seems they’re desperate to include the latest developments in the ongoing scandal. Whether or not they pull it off, expect the ratings to be through the roof.

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