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Gwyneth Paltrow's Record Deal 'Fizzles Out'

Gwyneth Paltrow's record deal discussions have "fizzled out".The 38-year-old actress - who has daughter Apple, seven, and five-year-old son Moses with her husband, Coldplay singer Chris Martin - impressed industry chiefs with her portrayal of...

Michelle Williams To Play Glinda In Oz: The Great And Powerful

Michelle Williams will play Glinda the Good Witch in 'Oz: The Great and Powerful'. The 'Blue Valentine' actress will star alongside James Franco as the titular wizard and Mila Kunis as her sister Theodora in...

Jennifer Lawrence Wanted To Be Womanly In X-men

Jennifer Lawrence refused to look like a "prepubescent 13-year-old boy" when she appeared naked in 'X-Men: First Class'.The 20-year-old actress - who plays shape-shifting mutant Mystique in the superhero prequel - appears naked apart from...

James Morrison Back To Basics On New Album

James Morrison "tried to forget" some of the things he'd learned about making music for his third album. The 'Broken Strings' hitmaker has recently completed recording on his third album, and wanted it to be...

Meryl Streep's Iron Lady Looking For 'Major Awards Run'

Meryl Streep's new movie 'The Iron Lady' was at the centre of bidding war which lasted into the early hours of this morning. Meryl Streep plays the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the...

Jesse James Should Have Left Bullock Sooner

Jesse James says he should have left Sandra Bullock before he started cheating on her.The motorcycle entrepreneur had several affairs during his five-year marriage with the Oscar-winning actress - including a relationship with tattoo model...

Beverley Knight Keen For Dubstep Collaboration

Beverley Knight wants to sing on a dubstep track. The soul singer is a massive fan of crossover artist Katy B and while she wouldn't want to take her career in a dubstep direction, she...

Simon Cowell Wants To Find Glee Group

Simon Cowell wants to find "the real-life 'Glee'" on 'The X Factor'.The music mogul is hopeful that a group can do well on the new US version of the TV talent search contest, and has...

Mars Needs Moms Flop Drags Down Disney

While a single blockbuster movie can lift a media conglomerate's earnings dramatically, the latest quarterly earnings report from the Walt Disney Co. indicates that a single big-budget flop can pull it down just as dramatically....

Woody's Cannes Opener Delights Crowd

Unlike his contribution to last year's Cannes Film Festival, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris received a mostly enthusiastic reception from the press when it was screened this morning...

Gwyneth Paltrow's Performance Fears

Gwyneth Paltrow is a "nervous wreck" when she has to sing in public.The 'Country Strong' actress has showcased her vocal talents at a number of high-profile events this year but she still gets scared when...

Ronnie Wood Named Music Radio Personality Of The Year

Ronnie Wood was named Music Radio Personality of the Year at the Sony Radio Academy Awards last night (09.05.11).The Rolling Stones guitarist was commended at the industry prize-giving ceremony after just a year of hosting...

Jennifer Aniston Dated Crew Hunk

Jennifer Aniston had a secret relationship with a film crew worker. Brian Bouma, 40, met the actress on the Canadian set of her 2008 movie 'Love Happens' and claims she made the first move in...

Selena Gomez Doesn't Like Hiding Relationship

Selena Gomez doesn't like "hiding" her relationship with Justin Bieber. The former 'Wizards of Waverly Place' star won't hold back from falling in love with her teen heartthrob boyfriend, but knows they have to be...

Katie Price 'Not In Love' With Leandro

Katie Price insists she is "not in love" with new man Leandro Penna.The former glamour model has been dating the Argentinean hunk since February after meeting him at Sir Elton John's Oscars party in Los...

Hugh Jackman Needs Stubble To Work

Hugh Jackman only gets hired when he has facial hair.The 'X Men' actor insists he doesn't look "cool" enough when he is clean-shaven and claims directors always ask him to show up on set with...

Jennifer Hudson 'Discriminated' Against Over Weight

Jennifer Hudson believes she was "discriminated against" in Hollywood when she was heavier.The singer-and-actress was always happy with her body when she was larger, but since dropping four dress sizes by following the WeightWatchers diet...

Katie Price Skydives With Leandro

Katie Price and new boyfriend Leandro Penna have completed their skydives.The British TV star and the Argentinean polo player - who have been dating for seven weeks after meeting at Sir Elton John's Oscars party...

Katie Price Thanks Elton John For New Love

Katie Price has thanked Sir Elton John for introducing her to her new boyfriend.The British TV star met Argentinean polo player Leandro Penna at an Oscars party hosted by the singer and his husband David...

Charlie Chaplin 122nd Birthday Celebrated

Charlie Chaplin - The Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin would have been 122 years old today (15th April 2011). Chaplin, best known for his classic black and white movies, is being remembered today on what would...

Tom Hanks Joins Cloud Atlas

Tom Hanks has signed on to 'Cloud Atlas'. The 'Da Vinci Code' actor will begin shooting the adaptation of the David Mitchell novel - about the action and consequences of one person's life on the...

Jon Stewart Pokes Fun At Barack Obama's Campaign

Jon Stewart has poked fun of President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, reports the Huffington Post. Jon Stewart, ripped apart Obama's new video during his satirical 'Daily Show', paying particular attention the clip's lack of...

James Franco Excited For Sam Raimi On Oz Movie

James Franco wanted to work on 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' so he could team up with Sam Raimi.The '127 Hours' actor collaborated with the director on the 'Spider-Man' movie series - starring Tobey Maguire...

Anne Hathaway Overjoyed To Host Oscars

Anne Hathaway admits she felt "so much joy" when she hosted the Oscars.The actress and her co-host James Franco received a great deal of criticism after helming proceedings at this year's ceremony but despite her...

Madonna For Sunset Boulevard Remake?

Madonna is being pursued for a role in a remake of 'Sunset Boulevard'. The 52-year-old star - who will soon release her directorial debut 'W.E.', a two-tier tale about the relationship between Britain's King Edward...

John Wayne's Eye Patch Up For Auction

John Wayne's eye patch that he wore in the 1969 classic western movie 'True Grit' is set to be sold at auction, reports Reuters. Other items once belonging to John Wayne, including his Golden Globe,...

Franco It Was Anne Hathaway's Fault

James Franco has repeatedly denied that he was stoned when he co-hosted the Academy Awards show in February, and in a pretaped interview set to air tonight (Friday) on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman...

James Franco Becomes University Lecturer

James Franco is set to become a lecturer at New York University.James Franco, the American actor, writer and artist, is set to teach a class in directing at New York University's Karbar Institute of Film...

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