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'Annie' first trailer released: Remake starring Quvenzhané Wallis filmed on Long Island

Quvenzhané Wallis (center) stars in the Jay Z

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Add the upcoming "Annie" remake to the long list of films shot on Long Island.

The movie, in theaters Christmas Day, filmed scenes at Grumman Studios in Bethpage -- where, LIers might remember, the live TV production of "The Sound of Music" was broadcast from in December. Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild") plays the little orphan in the modernized remake,...

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George Strait's 'Cowboy Rides Away' tour ropes in New Jersey fans

Entertainer of the Year award winner George Strait

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NEWARK, N.J. -- “I’m a lucky girl, I get to tour with George freakin’ Strait!”

That giddy line didn’t come from some singing-show-winning ingenue thrust onto Strait’s “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour.”

No, that was Music Row diva Martina McBride sharing her appreciation to Strait at the Prudential Center Saturday night. The reverence that even country music’s elite has toward “King George”...

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Chrissy Teigen talks Oscars: Who had her starstruck and how she chose that Monique Lhuillier gown

Sports Illustrated model Chrissy Teigen hosts the London

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In between hitting the Oscars and gracing magazine covers, model Chrissy Teigen recently made a quick stop in New York City to attend a fashion launch for London Fog.

Teigen hosted the event in celebration of the retailer's new designer collection -- a cool collaboration with Badgley Mischka, Chris Benz and Cynthia Rowley.

"I've been a big supporter of Badgley Mischka for a long time,"...

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'Divergent' tickets go on sale

"Divergent," set in a dystopian future in which

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Advance tickets are on sale now for "Divergent," the first movie in what could be another young-adult sci-fi franchise along the lines of "The Hunger Games."

Those who purchase tickets today through the movie's website, DivergentTheMovie, or through online ticketers Fandango or MovieTickets, will receive a free Amazon download code for the Kindle eBook version of the popular novel "Divergent,"...

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Who's Adele Dazeem?! John Travolta wins the Oscar for worst introduction of LIer Idina Menzel

John Travolta, left, at a post-Oscars party, after

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After badly mispronouncing the name of singer Idina Menzel at Sunday night’s 86th Academy Awards ceremony, Travolta has drawn some harsh reviews. While the Syosset-raised singer performed her hit song "Let It Go," Twitter lit up with outraged questions, head-scratching comments and mockery, much of it from fellow celebrities.

"Really?????" posted Sarah Michelle Gellar. Rosie O’Donnell asked,...

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Oscars 2014: 8 things we learned

From left, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong'o and Jared

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The Oscars loves its award show conventions. But while we can count on stilted teleprompter banter between co-hosts, plenty of cinematic montages and poor time management of the entire production, we can also learn a lot. Here are our takeaways from the 86th Academy Awards, in no particular order.

1. Oscar style is officially homogeneous. Though we've been in the Age of the Stylist for years...

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Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher engaged, reports say

Actress Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher sit courtside

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For "That '70s Show" fans, it is most definitely "all alright," because the sitcom's real-life couple is reportedly engaged.

Former co-stars Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are set to tie the knot, according to People, Us Weekly and several other media sources as of late Thursday. Kunis, 30, stepped out that day in Los Angeles sporting a gorgeous diamond sparkler on THAT finger.

Kunis...

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'Noah' exhibit curated by director Darren Aronofsky set for March in NYC

A Peter Kuper work in the "Noah" art

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An exhibit of works by more than 50 contemporary artists curated by "Noah" filmmaker Darren Aronofsky will launch in Manhattan next month, part of an intriguing  new campaign to publicize the upcoming biblical epic.

A press release for the exhibit, "Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood," doesn't say that the artists specifically inspired the film. Many of the pieces were...

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Alec Baldwin 'can’t live in New York anymore,' says 'goodbye to public life' in magazine essay

Alec Baldwin leaves criminal court in Manhattan after

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Now that his TV show has been axed, Alec Baldwin has taken (somewhat ironically) to the media to air his grievances: With MSNBC, with show business, with the paparazzi and with New York.

In a New York magazine article appearing in Monday's issue (and on vulture.com), Baldwin says "goodbye to public life" and concedes he will "probably have to move out of New York." He rehashes incidents that...

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Christina Aguilera pregnant with second child, reports say

Matt Rutler and Christina Aguilera attend the InStyle

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Just a week after announcing she's engaged, Christina Aguilera is reportedly set for round 2 of mommyhood as well.

The pop singer and judge of "The Voice" is expecting a baby with new fiancé Matt Rutler, according to People, Us Weekly and other sources. It will be their first child together; Aguilera, 33, has a six-year-old son, Max, with ex-husband Jordan Bratman.

Rutler, 29, and the...

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