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Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio Romance Heating Up

Leonardo DiCaprio and Blake Lively have gotten closer during their trip to Monte Carlo.

The pair were photographed holding hands together after dinner.

According to a witness, “He looked very in love.”

“He had introduced Blake as his girlfriend,” added another source. “I would say they’re totally smitten!”

DiCaprio and model Bar Rafaeli called it quits just a few weeks ago and the actor and Lively first connected during a NYC business meeting back in November – and shared a kiss at a Hollywood bash in January.

“I’ve never seen him like this with a girl,” adds the insider close to DiCaprio.

Edited: May 31st, 2011

Patrick Dempsey Confirms Next Season of Grey’s Will be Last

orDuring a recent interview with Italian Vanity Fair Patrick Dempsey confirmed that the upcoming eight season of Grey’s Anatomy will be his last.

The actor revealed that he “can’t see [himself] doing it anymore” and ” the last season is gonna be my last…I do not know what’s going to happen to the other characters, but for me it’s done.”

According to his rep, however, “He was referring to the fact that his contract is up at the end of next season and we have no idea what the future holds.”

Will you still watch the show if he leaves?

Edited: May 31st, 2011

First Look: Alec Baldwin on Set of Rock of Ages

Check out a new photo of Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin on the set of their new film Rock of Ages.

The film, which is directed by Adam Shankman, also stars Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti, Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Mary J. Blige, Julianne Hough and newcomer Diego Boneta.

Shankman tweeted the photo from the set showing Baldwin in hippie garb alongside a lollipop-brandishing Brand.

Rock of Ages opens June 1, 2012.

Edited: May 31st, 2011

Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries Engaged

After six months of dating, Kim Kardashian and her New Jersey Nets beau Kris Humphries are ready to tie the knot.

Humphries proposed to Kardashian in her bedroom with “Will You Marry Me” written in red rose petals. He also suprised the reality star with a custom-designed, 20.5-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond sparkler.

“I just knew I wanted it to be big,” Humphries said.

With the help of Kardashian’s mom Kris Jenner, he planned an intimate family celebration later that evening.

“Kris really didn’t want a big celebration, but he had jokingly told my mom he’d be fine if there were mini-horses there,” said Kardashian. “Later that night at the party, my mom brought out two mini-horses, covered in glitter, for us! It was hysterical!”

Edited: May 25th, 2011

DVD Review: I Am Number Four

Alex Pettyfer has the bad-boy hearthrob image down in I Am Number Four.

The fast-paced film entertains with its acting and sci-fi effects.

I Am Number Four, which is based on the novel by Pittacus Lore follows John Smith (Pettyfer), an extraordinary teen who hides his true identity to elude a deadly enemy sent to destroy him.

John lives with his guardian (Timothy Olyphant) and wants something that he can’t have – an ordinary life. His life changes when he meets Sarah (Dianna Agron).

Pettyfer carries the film as Four – who throughout the film must make sure his enemies don’t get to him.

Teresa Palmer shines as Number 6 and proves that’s it’s not only the guy who can kick some butt onscreen.

The film comes with some special features – including deleted scenes which expand on the story some, and a blooper reel that entertains.

Edited: May 24th, 2011

Ashton Kutcher Replaces Charlie Sheen in Two and a Half Men

Ashton Kutcher has officially replaced Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men.

CBS announced the news on Friday.

“I can’t replace Charlie Sheen, but I’m going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people!” Kutcher said in a statement.

Sheen reacted to the news on Friday via TMZ: “Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer … Oh wait, so am I!!”

He also took another swipe at creator Chuck Lorre, saying, “Enjoy planet Chuck, Ashton. There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there.”

Edited: May 13th, 2011

Bradley Cooper in Talks to Play Lucifer in Paradise Lost

Bradley Cooper is in negotiations to star as Lucifer in director Alex Proyas’ adaptation of Paradise Lost.

The film, which has been in development for some time, is based on the epic poem about Satan’s temptation of Adam and Eve and the pair’s eventual expulsion from the Garden of Eden, with an epic war between archangels Lucifer and Michael taking place in heaven.

According to reports, Proyas’ adaptation “will be crafted as an action vehicle that will include aerial warfare, possibly shot in 3D.”

Cooper is reportedly “eager” to take the role.

Edited: May 5th, 2011

Malin Akerman Joins Rock of Ages

Malin Ackerman will star opposite Tom Cruise in the big screen adaption of Rock of Ages.

Director Adam Shankman has been looking for months to find an actress who will play Constance, the journalist who sleeps with decadent rock star Stacee Jaxx (Cruise) even though she’s supposed to be writing an expose about him.

Shankman previously courted Anne Hathaway and Amy Adams, however, both actresses passed on the film due to conflicting schedules.

Akerman will be joining Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough, Bryan Cranston and Catherine Zeta Jones.

Rock of Ages is due out June 1, 2012.

Edited: May 5th, 2011

NYGossipGirl Exclusive Interview: Mao’s Last Dancer’s Li Cunxin

NYGossipGirl recently had the pleasure of chatting with Li Cunxin, author of Mao’s Last Dancer. The book was adapted to the big screen and is based on Cunxin’s life.

At the age of 11, Cunxin, a peasant boy from rural China beats the odds to become a world-renowned ballet dancer. When he makes it to the United States, he risks everything for the woman he loves and to remain in the country.

During our exclusive interview, Cunxin talked about his involvement in the film and what is was like studying ballet.

NYGG: Can you talk about your involvement with the film and how it all came together?

Cunxin: I was a special advisor on the film and helped with the screenplay. Director Bruce Beresford asked me to find the key actor that could dance and play me and I helped him find the actor. I was quite involved with the film – people called me from the creative team and we went through the details, down to what pajamas I wore. I stayed quite true to the story – it was really the most thrilling and satisfying aspect. Once the actual filming started, I stayed away, I didn’t want to be too close. I didn’t want to be a liability.

NYGG: What did you think of the film when it came out?

Cunxin: I was thrilled, especially the first time I saw it. I didn’t know what to expect. I was so pleased and I think Bruce did a fantastic job.

Read the rest of NYGG’s exclusive interview with Li Cunxin after the jump!

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Edited: May 4th, 2011

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