Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon-‘We Are Pregnant!

After months of media speculation, Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon are ready to break their silence for the first time. On tonight’s “Access Hollywood” Mariah tells Billy Bush in an exclusive sit-down interview from inside the couple’s Manhattan home that she is expecting her first child with Nick, due this spring. Portions of the interview aired on NBC’s “Today” this morning.

“Yes, we are pregnant, this is true!” she says. “It’s been a long journey. It’s been tough because I’ve been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy.”

Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush sits down with Mariah Carey, who is breaking her big news — she’s expecting her first child with husband Nick Cannon. Also, with Nick by her side, the pair opens up about Mariah’s devastating miscarriage not quite two years ago.

Now for the first time, the superstar singer says she’s finally ready to set the record straight and confront the intense media speculation, “At this point, there is no choice. I either talk or I hibernate.”

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Academy and mtvU Launch 3rd Annual Oscars Correspondent Contest for College Journalists

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, just announced the third annual “Oscars Correspondent Contest,” giving college journalists nationwide the chance to win a trip to Los Angeles to cover red carpet festivities and behind-the-scenes activities at the 83rd Academy Awards®!

From October 27 through December 6, college students are invited to submit a video at, showcasing their interviewing skills and proving why they deserve to cover the Oscars. All videos submitted must be from teams made up of one reporter and one videographer. The Academy and mtvU will select the top ten videos to be posted online at, where students and other viewers can watch and vote for their favorite journalists from January 10 through January 28.

The three teams whose videos capture the most votes will advance to the final round of online voting from February 7 through February 18. All three teams will be flown to Los Angeles to cover Academy Awards pre-events, including the Animated Feature Symposium, Foreign Language Film Award press event, the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Symposium and the Governors Ball preview.

The Grand Prize-winning team will be revealed on Saturday, February 26, at an Academy press conference. The reporter and videographer will be awarded a spot on the red carpet for the 83rd Academy Awards arrivals, as well as credentials for access to backstage press rooms. The winning team’s coverage will be aired on MTV News and mtvU. The two finalist teams will receive bleacher seats along the red carpet and admission to an Oscar® viewing party.

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Box Office Beat: Box Office Activity Highly Paranormal

Paranormal Activity 2 Movie Poster

The weekend paid off for all things Paranormal.

For the second year in a row, Paramount’s highly popular Paranormal Activity franchise ruled the box office during its opening weekend.  Paranormal Activity 2 opened to $41.5 Million this weekend, marking yet another hugely success for the series.  The first Paranormal Activity cost only $15,000 to make and went on to gross $193 Million worldwide.  The sequel only cost $3 Million and although it hasn’t meet those expectations just yet, the movie is certainly poised to.

The movie opened to $20 Million on Friday alone (counting midnights) and bottomed out over the remaining two days.  Last weekend, Jackass 3D opened to $20 Million on Friday as well, but went on to gross $50 Million.  PA2 wasn’t released in 3D or in Imax, so its box office results aren’t inflated by higher ticket pricing associated with these types of releases.

Still, the decline from Friday to Saturday is alarming, significantly so because last year, the first movie climbed up the charts, opening slightly limited but in 4th place, and climbed each weekend until it reached the #1 spot.  Paramount is absolutely proud of the franchise performance this weekend, and it will be interesting to see what happens next weekend with the release of the final Saw movie, which could take quite a bit of business from PA2 (or vice versa).

Jackass 3D, last week’s #1 champ, took a drastic hit this week, plummeting down 57% but still landing in 2nd place with $21 Million. Continue reading

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Glee’s Lea Michele To Make Big Screen Debut

Glee is the show of the moment.  It’s stars are currently surrounded by controversy due to a scandalous GQ photoshoot, and the show has become a cultural phenomenon (both in terms of TV and music).

So, it makes sense that the stars would start to make their way to the movies.  In all honesty, I would have bet that Dianna Agron would have been the first to snag a role in a big-time production, but it seems Lea Michele is going to take that honor.

Michele is rumored star in New Year’s Eve, the follow-up to last years hit Valentine’s Day.  The movie will follow the exact same formula, except — you guessed it — on New Year’s Eve instead of Valentine’s Day.

No word yet on the calibur of star power in this one, but it seems Michelle has found quite a nice launching pad for her film career, if the rumors are true.

Glee airs on Fox, Tuesdays at 8/7c.

Lee C. Jaster is a writer.

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Selena Gomez EXCLUSIVE UNICEF: Trick-or-Treat for Charity Concert!

Selena Gomez and her band The Scene will perform a small intimate concert next Tuesday, October 26th at 5:00p PT/8:00p PT direct from The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the United Nation’s Children’s Fund in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for (UNICEF).

For 60 years, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has served as the Original Kids Helping Kids® campaign for generations of American children providing them with the most impactful way of making a difference in the lives of the world’s children. Viewers around the world can experience the exclusive event first-hand and interact by posting comments and questions using Ustream’s Social Stream or chat. Watch, chat, or embed the stream at

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