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  • Danity Kane WikiPedia Bio

    In 2004, producer Sean "Diddy" Combs returned with Making the Band 3, this time searching for the next female super group.[4] With the help of choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson, vocal trainer Doc Holiday and talent manager Johnny Wright, he set out on a multi-city search and chose twenty young singers out of almost 10,000 young women.[4][5] While seven women remained, Combs became discontent with the level of talent remaining in the competition, and eventually decided not to form a band.[4] He did, however, give a reprieve to three contestants he felt deserved another chance, including then-best friends Aubrey O'Day and Aundrea Fimbres, whose close bond originally formed early in the season.[4] The three contestants became the first to appear in Season 2 of the show.[4]

    Afterwards, Combs once again pressed his team to audition new young women for the group.[4] Finally, twenty young women were chosen and moved into a loft in New York City.[4] Viewers had become invested in O'Day and Fimbres's friendship, naming them "the AUs" and "Aubrea" (portmanteux of their first names put together), as they watched the two compete all over again for positions in the group.[4][6] As the competition's challenges increased, their friendship seemed to become the foundation upon which the group was being built.[4] In addition, O'D ay emerged as the show's breakout star.[4][5]


    After weeks of dance and singing lessons, promotional appearances, and a performance in front of 10,000 at a Backstreet Boys concert at Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, VA, eleven contestants remained, including O'Day and Fimbres.[4] The finalists were sent home for three months, told to polish up, and return for the final stretch in November 2005.[4]

    On the second season's finale, on Monday, November 15, 2005, the show's ratings broke MTV records as millions of viewers watched to see the group officially formed.[4] Five of the eleven remaining contestants were chosen: O'Day first, Wanita "D. Woods" Woodgette second, Shannon Bex third, Dawn Angeliqué Richard fourth, and Fimbres last.[4] The final five members of the group in place, the third season of Making the Band 3 tracked the development and struggles of the new band — from then on known as "Danity Kane" (a name taken from a female anime superhero created and drawn by Richard).[7] The group would later be featured on the second and third seasons of Making the Band 4 with new male R&B group Day26, as well as new solo artist Donnie Klang.

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  • George Clooney Suffers Broken Hand In Car 'Accident'

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- George Clooney's hand is in a cast, but not due to a motorcycle accident as some outlets have reported. The actor was involved in an accident with a car - specifically, the car door vs. his hand!

    Despite various online reports out of Europe claiming the actor broke his hand while riding his Harley Davidson around Lake Lugano, near the border of Italy and Switzerland, the actor's rep told Access Hollywood what really happened to the star's hand.


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    "There was an accident and he did break his hand," Clooney's rep, Stan Rosenfield, told Access. "He was not riding a motorcycle, it was not in Switzerland... He was on his property in Italy and he shut the car door on his hand."

    Clooney was treated at the private Ars Medica clinic in Gravesano, Switzerland, located near his Lake Como, Italy home.

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    "The doctor has given him 30-40 years more to live, and no live animals were harmed during the wrapping of the hand," Clooney's rep joked, "The only reason he went to the hospital was to get a temporary cast put on."

    This is not Clooney's first road bump. In 2007, the actor and then-girlfriend Sarah Larson collided with a car while riding his motorcycle in New Jersey. The actor suffered a hairline fracture on one of his ribs along with some scrapes and bruises. Larson broke her foot during the accident. Read more »
  • Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Others Shoot Video In Los Angeles

    Just one week before he's officially sentenced following the plea deal he struck in the Rihanna case, Chris Brown appeared at ease as he joined Keri Hilson in Los Angeles on the set of what is apparently Hilson's next video, "Slow Down."

    The pair were joined by plenty of musical company: Omarion, Monica, Polow Da Don and Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton were all also on set.




    At press time, it was unclear what will the premise of the video will be. Chris Robinson is apparently helming the clip — the director spoke with Rap-Up.com earlier this week and confirmed he was in town to collaborate with Hilson. The director previously worked on Hilson's most recent video, for "Knock You Down."

    Representatives for Brown and Hilson were not available at press time to confirm details about the video.

    Brown was clad in Billionaire's Boys Club garb on set and once again sported his "Ooops" chain. The singer drew the attention of bloggers and fans alike when he wore the same pendant during Diddy and Ashton Kutcher's white party in Los Angeles over the 4th of July weekend. After Brown agreed to a plea deal following his February altercation with then-girlfriend Rihanna, he apologized to the public in a YouTube broadcast.

    Images from the set have popped up online, but they appear to have been taken during breaks or after production of the shoot.

    Brown is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom on August 27 to be formerly sentenced to community labor service, therapy sessions, and probation.
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  • Patton Oswalt: 'Big Fan' Of Comics, Not Sports

    In Big Fan, comedian Patton Oswalt plays a huge New York Giants fan. The problem is, he doesn't exactly root for a team on Sunday in real life. So in his exclusive chat with PopEater, he summed up how he got into character: "Basically I had to draw on my geeky love for comics. It's the same spark, just different fuel."

    Big Fan has been riding a wave of buzz since its Sundance Film Festival debut - even drawing implications of a Golden Globe or Oscar nod. "I honestly don't know what to do when you're nominated. I'm assuming they send a car for you, and you go to some parties.

    "I'd be really happy if the movie got nominated... It would be good to see that happen knowing how hard Robert [Siegel] worked on this film."



    But playing a New York Giants fanatic isn't the only thing Patton is up to. "I just signed on as a regular to 'Caprica,' which is a prequel to 'Battlestar Galactica.' I'm also a regular on 'United States of Tara' and have a pretty good role in 'The Informant,' a movie Steven Soderbergh directed. In the meantime, I'll be finishing up my book, and hopefully it will come out next spring... I don't know what it is going to be about yet. It's all random essays, but I might tie it into a narrative. I haven't decided yet. We'll have to wait and see."

    For the entire interview, including Patton's preference between Big Fan and Ratatouille, head on over to PopEater!

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  • Fiddy's Fortress -- Back on Da Market

    50 Cent
    needs to wave his Magic Stick if he hopes to sell his Connecticut mega-mansion ... he just slashed the price another few million bucks in desperation. Read more »
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