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Weinsteins To Tone Down Party

BOB and HARVEY WEINSTEIN are dropping the comic theme of their customary pre-OSCARS party this weekend (26FEB05) - to respectfully mark the end of their movie studio MIRAMAX. The swan song bash in Los...

Homeless Indian Boy Up For Oscar

A 13-year-old homeless boy in India is hoping to win an OSCAR next Sunday (27FEB05) - but will be working hard at school when the winners are announced. The youngster - called SALIM -...

Rock Humiliates Loved-up Simpson And Lachey

Comedian CHRIS ROCK left pop couple JESSICA SIMPSON and NICK LACHEY red-faced when he blasted them for kissing during his act. The celebrity pair - who have recently been subjected to frenzied reports about...

Staunton Anxious Over Oscar Expectations

IMELDA STAUNTON is unsure about the expected etiquette at this year's (27FEB05) ACADEMY AWARDS ceremony after organisers changed the show's format. The VERA DRAKE star now will be required to take to the stage...

Million Dollar Baby Compared To Nazi Propaganda

MILLION DOLLAR BABY has been likened to Nazi propaganda in a vicious attack on CLINT EASTWOOD's treatment of euthanasia, sparking fears the movie's chances at this weekend's (27FEB05) OSCARS ceremony will be seriously affected....

Jessica Simpson Hospitalised

Pop beauty JESSICA SIMPSON was briefly hospitalised on Monday (21FEB05), after she was struck down with a stomach virus. The 24-year-old IRRESISTIBLE singer was filming a segment for OPRAH WINFREY's hit chat show, when...

Bardem Dismisses Egotistical Oscars

Spanish star JAVIER BARDEM has lambasted the OSCARS for being all about "vanity and ego". The actor is unfazed his performance as a bed-ridden quadriplegic in THE SEA INSIDE failed to garner him a...

Pioneering Dvds Spark Oscar Chaos

A range of state-of-the-art DVDs delivered to OSCAR judges has thrown Sunday's (27FEB05) ACADEMY AWARDS into chaos, because voters are unable to view the nominated films. The new type of discs are incompatible with...

Rock Defends Oscar Quips

LATEST: Upcoming OSCARS host CHRIS ROCK is standing by controversial remarks he made calling the award ceremony a "fashion show" which holds no interest for black men unless they are gay. The HEAD OF...

Banderas And Santana Team Up For The Oscars

Spanish screen hunk ANTONIO BANDERAS is set to team up with CARLOS SANTANA for a special performance at the upcoming 77th ACADEMY AWARDS. The pair will share the stage to perform the OSCAR-nominated song...

Berry Prepared To Risk A Razzie

HALLE BERRY has vowed to continue taking risks with her career, despite landing three nominations at this year's (05) GOLDEN RASPBERRY AWARDS for her critically mauled turn in CATWOMAN. The unflattering pre-OSCARS prize-giving -...

Beyonce Leaves Minnie Devastated By Oscar Rejection

The news R+B beauty BEYONCE KNOWLES has replaced MINNIE DRIVER to perform at the OSCAR ceremony next Sunday (27FEB05) left the British actress-turned-singer devastated. Driver is said to be "inconsolable" after finding out she...

Rock To Play It Low Key At Oscars

CHRIS ROCK will leave his entourage at home when he presents the ACADEMY AWARDS ceremony, because he needs to remain down-to-earth to be funny. The fast-talking comedian will disappoint some of his friends, hoping...

Carey: 'Oscars Are Stupid'

Comedian DREW CAREY is sick of awards shows like the OSCARS because he doesn't see why the rich and famous should be honoured for just doing their jobs. The funnyman chooses to ignore celebrity...

Wyclef And Chaka Team Up For Oscars Party

FUGEES star WYCLEF JEAN and CHAKA KHAN are set to rock the OSCARS without even attending the glitzy event. The two superstars will join forces to perform at a charity viewing dinner and after-show...

Rock In Oscar Controversy Storm

OSCAR bosses are standing behind CHRIS ROCK as their choice to host this year's (05) ACADEMY AWARDS ceremony - despite the comedian calling the event a "fashion show" that is only watched by homosexuals....

Beyonce, A Triple Threat At The Oscars

LATEST: BEYONCE KNOWLES will have her work cut out at the 77th ACADEMY AWARDS on 27 February (05) - she's singing three of the five nominated songs. The DESTINY'S CHILD star had already signed...

Blanchett: 'I Want To Play Hepburn Again'

CATE BLANCHETT is so obsessed with KATHERINE HEPBURN after playing her in THE AVIATOR - she wants to star in a remake of one of the late screen siren's most famous movies. The...

Blanchett: 'I Want To Play Hepburn Again'

CATE BLANCHETT is so obsessed with KATHERINE HEPBURN after playing her in THE AVIATOR - she wants to star in a remake of one of the late screen siren's most famous movies. The...

Weitzman Withdraws Million Dollar Oscars Shoes

Designer STUART WEITZMAN has withdrawn his annual million dollar OSCARS shoes because he feels it would be inappropriate for such an elaborate show of extravagance to hit the red carpet while so many people are...

Beyonce, A Triple Threat At The Oscars

LATEST: BEYONCE KNOWLES will have her work cut out at the 77th ACADEMY AWARDS on 27 February (05) - she's singing three of the five nominated songs. The DESTINY'S CHILD star had already signed...

Ray's Dvd Release Surpasses Box-office Takings

JAMIE FOXX's OSCAR-nominated biopic RAY has surpassed its American box office by taking $80 million (GBP43 million) in DVD and video sales and rentals. The story of blues singer RAY CHARLES, which grossed...

Vera Drake Sweeps London Critics' Circle Film Awards

Controversial movie VERA DRAKE swept the boards at last night's (09FEB05) LONDON CRITICS' CIRCLE FILM AWARDS - with honours bestowed upon actress IMELDA STAUNTON and director MIKE LEIGH. The drama, about an illegal abortionist...

You Better Believe It: Groban And Beyonce Are An Oscars Couple

JOSH GROBAN and BEYONCE KNOWLES will be the odd couple at the OSCARS this year (27FEB05) after agreeing to perform nominated song BELIEVE together at the glitzy awards show. According to BILLBOARD.COM, the pair...

Winslet Fulfilled Childhood Oscar Dream

A young KATE WINSLET credits an inspirational OSCAR speech by WHOOPI GOLDBERG with helping her become a cinema star. Goldberg presented the ACADEMY AWARDS in 1994 - when Winslet was merely a teenager dreaming...

Imelda Avoids Designer Dresses

British actress IMELDA STAUNTON is determined to avoid the pre-OSCARS madness when it comes to dresses and gems by calling on a costume designer pal to help her out. The VERA DRAKE star, who...

Oscar Organisers Shake-up Procedures

The OSCARS are undergoing a major overhaul this year (27FEB05) to ensure more nominees are "seen on television". The traditional prize-giving ceremony - which requires the winners to leave their seats to collect...

Hewitt To Host Aids Benefit On Oscar Night

Actress JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT is to host a fundraiser for AIDS Project Los Angeles at West Hollywood gay haunt The Abbey on OSCARS night. The GARFIELD star will join forces with ESQUIRE men's magazine...

Eastwood In Good Shape

Movie veteran CLINT EASTWOOD may be approaching his 75th birthday this year (31MAY05), but he still works out at the gym on a regular basis. The UNFORGIVEN star, who is up for Best Actor...

The Aviator Producer's Oscar Snub

A producer of THE AVIATOR credited with persuading LEONARDO DiCAPRIO to play HOWARD HUGHES has been ditched from the OSCAR nominations because of over-crowding. CHARLES EVANS JR, who claims the biopic of the eccentric...

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