Warrant lead singer Jani Lane found dead; Ava Sambora cast in Judd Apatow movie

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Jani Lane, former frontman for the ’80s hair metal band Warrant, was found dead in a L.A. hotel room on Thursday. The cause of death was not released. Lane, 47, exited and re-joined the band — responsible for such hits as “Heaven” and “Cherry Pie” — several times over the years. He also appeared on VH1’s “Celebrity Fit Club.” (Associated Press)

Ava Sambora, daughter of Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora, has been cast in Judd Apatow’s next comedy, a pseudo-spinoff of “Knocked Up” starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. Sambora, who bears a strong resemblance to her mom, will play the best friend of the character played by Apatow’s daughter Maude. (Zap2It)

The third “Bridget Jones” movie is apparently happening. (Entertainment Weekly)


Ricki Lake, newly engaged. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

True Blood ” has been renewed for a fifth season. (Digital Spy)

An all-female ’80s band gets a star on the Walk of Fame and more, after the jump.

The Go-Gos now have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Daily Mail)

The MTV Video Music Awards will feature a tribute to Britney Spears, as noted in the promo below.

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Director Jonathan Demme (“Silence of the Lambs”) has optioned the movie rights to Stephen King’s upcoming novel involving time travel and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. (Hollywood Reporter)

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.
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