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Chris Rock Unveils Shameful Basketball Skills

Comedian CHRIS ROCK believes he's an oddity as an African-American - because he can't play basketball. While the recent ACADEMY AWARDS host has confidence in keeping the masses amused, he's far less capable of...

Ismail Merchant Dies

Veteran movie producer ISMAIL MERCHANT died in a London hospital this afternoon (25MAY05). He was 68. Film-maker Merchant, who alongside longtime partner JAMES IVORY formed MERCHANT IVORY in 1961, is best known for producing...

Rock Turns To Psychiatrist To Perfect Comedy

Funnyman CHRIS ROCK fine tunes his comedy routines by visiting a psychiatrist once a week. The OSCARS host admits he's been a regular at his shrink's office for the past two years, and he's...

Cruise: 'I Don't Want An Oscar'

Screen hunk TOM CRUISE has never wanted an OSCAR, because winning awards has nothing to do with the serious craft of acting. The MINORITY REPORT actor, 42, has been nominated for three ACADEMY AWARDS...

Saving Private Ryan Tops War Movie Poll

STEVEN SPIELBERG's epic movie SAVING PRIVATE RYAN has been named Britain's favourite war film. The gruesome 1999 drama, which tells the story of the search for PRIVATE RYAN during World War II, topped the...

Zellweger's Dress Designer: 'Couple Have Dated For Long Time'

RENEE ZELLWEGER's wedding dress designer CAROLINA HERRERA has slammed reports her newlywed client has only known new husband KENNY CHESNEY for a few weeks, insisting the pair have dated for "six months, at least"....

Rock's Oscars Confidence Boost

CHRIS ROCK credits his hosting stint at this year's (05) OSCARS with proving to critics he's not too foul-mouthed for mainstream audiences. The outspoken funnyman was delighted when bosses picked him to front the...

Wiest's Daughter Arrested For Assault And Robbery

The daughter of double OSCAR winner DIANNE WIEST has been arrested on charges of physically attacking a classmate - and stealing his iPOD. EMILY WIEST, 17, and two teenage pals from New York's The...

Longoria Sparks Shoe Craze

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star EVA LONGORIA has sparked a new craze for STUART WEITZMAN sandals, after her character flashed them in a recent episode of the show. The gold-toned $285 (GBP150) Parfait sandals, which Longoria's...

Winslet Gushes Over Hollywood Mums

KATE WINSLET has hailed motherhood with transforming her a-list peers JULIA ROBERTS and GWYNETH PALTROW into "beautiful, grounded" human beings. Winslet has two children - four-year-old daughter MIA with ex-husband JAMES THREAPLETON and one-year-old...

Peers Celebrate Garbo's Life

Friends and acquaintances of late film legend GRETA GARBO gathered in Hollywood on Thursday (07APR05) to mark the 100th anniversary of the actress' birth year. The ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES (AMPAS)...

Rock's Chances Of 2006 Oscar Return Diminishing

CHRIS ROCK's fears he won't be asked back to present at next year's (06) ACADEMY AWARDS have been confirmed by one of the ceremony's bosses. The 40-year-old comedian received mixed reviews for his efforts...

Loren Scopes Lifetime Award In Istanbul

Veteran actress SOPHIA LOREN received a lifetime achievement award at the opening of the ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL in Turkey on Friday (01APR05). The 70-year-old Italian star - who won an ACADEMY AWARD in 1961...

Rock: 'Jackson Will Kill Himself If Found Guilty'

OSCARS host CHRIS ROCK believes MICHAEL JACKSON has no chance of being found innocent in his child molestation trial and will commit suicide rather than go to jail. HEAD OF STATE star Rock thinks...

Rock Blames Jackson's Super Bowl Flash For 'Censorship'

CHRIS ROCK blames the JANET JACKSON breast-baring controversy at the 2004 SUPER BOWL for the current atmosphere of censorship he feels is sweeping America. The HEAD OF STATE star, who hosted the OSCARS last...

Close Retires From Hollywood

Actress GLENN CLOSE has been so moved by the tragic September 11 (01) terrorist attacks - she's shunning blockbusters and the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle to spend time with her loved ones. The FATAL ATTRACTION...

Fisher's Friend Stevens Died Of Drugs Overdose

LATEST: The White House political adviser who was found dead at STAR WARS actress CARRIE FISHER's Los Angeles home last month (28FEB05) after an OSCARS after-party died of a drugs overdose. ROBERT STEVENS, 42,...

Bjork: 'I've Always Been A Fashion Victim'

Wacky singer BJORK has been a fashion victim since childhood - she started borrowing her grandfather's clothes when she was just eight. The Icelandic star hit headlines when she wore a bizarre swan outfit...

Office Star Storms Hollywood

THE OFFICE beauty LUCY DAVIS has landed her first role in America after grabbing attention in the GOLDEN GLOBE-winning British comedy. The blonde actress, who played DAWN in RICKY GERVAIS' hit show, will star...

Rock: 'Carrey Is The Funniest Man On The Planet'

OSCAR host CHRIS ROCK has laughed off compliments labelling him the funniest man on the planet, because he is in awe of JIM CARREY's comic talent. HEAD OF STATE star Rock, who turned his...

Ratzenberger Dumped By Fiancee

CHEERS star JOHN RATZENBERGER is picking up the pieces of his shattered life after getting dumped by his fiancee CATARINA TOUMEI (corr). The 57-year-old actor, who played postman CLIFF CLAVIN on the show, left...

Rock Signs Up For Sitcom Based On His Life

Comedian CHRIS ROCK is set to give fans a taste of his life as a child in Brooklyn, New York, in a new sitcom. Rock, who hosted last month's (FEB05) ACADEMY AWARDS, will narrate...

Sideways Director Parts Ways With Wife

SIDEWAYS director ALEXANDER PAYNE and his wife SANDRA OH, who starred in the hit comedy, are separating. A spokeswoman has confirmed that the Hollywood couple "have mutually decided to separate". A statement reads,...

Brody's Soldier Pal Injured In Action

The childhood pal ADRIEN BRODY name-checked in his 2002 OSCARS acceptance speech has been injured in Iraq. The actor turned TOMMY ZAROBINSKI (corr) into an overnight celebrity when he paid tribute to the soldier...

Cruz's Pre-oscars Fast Food Ritual

Spanish star PENELOPE CRUZ always dines out on fast food before the OSCARS - because Hollywood's diners help her combat her nerves. The VANILLA SKY star famously gobbled down a cheeseburger minutes before she...

Renee's Love-in With Rice

BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON star RENEE ZELLWEGER has settled down with Irish singer DAMIEN RICE. The couple have been secretly dating for a while, but their romance hit the public eye when...

Robin Reveals Banned Oscars Song

ROBIN WILLIAMS got his own back on OSCARS organisers on Monday night (07MAR05) when he gave American TV viewers a taste of the ACADEMY AWARDS song he was banned from performing. Appearing on pal...

Puck Has Hip Surgery After Oscars Pain

OSCARS chef WOLFGANG PUCK was fighting through severe pain as he served up culinary treats at the ACADEMY AWARDS - he was on the verge of hip surgery. The celebrity cook, who catered for...

The Jacket Director Slams Baby Oscar Wins

THE JACKET director JOHN MAYBURY has launched a scathing attack on MILLION DOLLAR BABY's triumph at last month's (FEB05) OSCARS, labelling the CLINT EASTWOOD movie "crap". The English film-maker, who has won a string...

Kylie's Boyfriend Linked To Hayek

KYLIE MINOGUE's boyfriend OLIVIER MARTINEZ has fuelled speculation the couple's 22-month relationship is in trouble - by spending the last four evenings with Mexican actress SALMA HAYEK. The UNFAITHFUL actor has been on several...

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