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Fast Track: Jon Bon Jovi is not dead, despite Internet rumors

December 20, 2011
  • Jon Bon Jovi in November.
Jon Bon Jovi in November. (Andrew Gombert / EPA )

A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday.

Despite Internet rumors, Jon Bon Jovi is not dead. And he proved it on Twitter. (Los Angeles Times)

Bon Jovi is hardly the first celeb to be reported dead while he's still kicking (and tweeting). Here's a look at some celebrity death hoaxes of yore. (Los Angeles Times)

"The Dark Knight Rises" trailer is out, and it's explosive. (Los Angeles Times)

Movie review: "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" lacks the humanity that made the books and the Swedish films successful. (Los Angeles Times)

Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg enjoy finish-line satisfaction with "The Adventures of Tintin." (Los Angeles Times)

Gerard Butler is not seriously injured after a surfing accident while filming "Of Men and Mavericks." (Los Angeles Times)

An NYU professor claims in a lawsuit that he got fired for giving James Franco a D in a "Directing the Actor" class. (New York Post)

"Jersey Shore" personality Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has been slapped with a $7-million lawsuit over a licensing deal. (New York Post)

But at least Snooki has her own bobblehead. (

"Teen Mom" Amber Portwood is going back to jail after allegedly violating her probation. (TMZ)

Chaz Bono and Jennifer Elia are calling it quits. The engagement is off. (Los Angeles Times)

"Punk'd" is coming back to MTV. (Los Angeles Times)

Paul McCartney is going to release an album covering songs that inspired The Beatles. (Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles area's arts and entertainment industries lost thousands of jobs from 2007 to 2010, according to a new report. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Noelene Clark

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