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Ray's Regina Lands Weitzman Oscars Shoes

RAY star REGINA KING will be a big winner on the red carpet at the OSCARS on Sunday (27FEB05) - she has been picked to wear a special pair of STUART WEITZMAN shoes featuring MARILYN...

Gibson's Braveheart Voted Worst Oscar Winner

MEL GIBSON's 1995 movie BRAVEHEART has won the dubious honour of being voted the worst ever movie to win a Best Picture OSCAR. The historical epic, about Scottish hero WILLIAM WALLACE's uprising against English...

Oscars Heartbreak For Bening

OSCAR nominee ANNETTE BENING's big night at the ACADEMY AWARDS will be tinged with sadness this weekend (27FEB05) - her sister-in-law BILLIANA BENING has died after a two-year cancer battle. The actress was forced...

Taylor To Paint Town Red On Oscar Night

Movie legend DAME ELIZABETH TAYLOR will quash stories she is close to death by attending SIR ELTON JOHN's post-OSCAR party this Sunday (27FEB05). The CLEOPATRA actress will be celebrating her 73rd birthday at the...

Winslet To Take 'Lucky Charms' To Oscars

KATE WINSLET believes her parents' presence at Sunday's (27FEB05) OSCAR ceremony (05) will ensure she takes home the Best Actress trophy. The British beauty has taken her "lucky charms", mother SALLY and father ROGER,...

Oscar Presenters Clean Up

A-list Hollywood stars who take to the stage to present an award at Sunday's (27FEB05) ACADEMY AWARDS will find an unusual gift in their customary goodie bag - a $570 (GBP300) vacuum cleaner. Amongst...

Diesel's Lumet Dream Comes True

VIN DIESEL jumped at the chance to work with movie great SIDNEY LUMET on new movie FIND ME GUILTY because the acclaimed director unwittingly gave the actor his big break. The XXX star gained...

Sir Elton To Play Red Piano At Oscars Party

Piano makers YAMAHA will unveil the first in their new limited edition line of SIR ELTON JOHN Signature Series Red Pianos at the pop star's post-OSCARS party in Hollywood this weekend (27FEB05). The company...

Chasez And Mya Backing Foxx

'N SYNC heart-throb JC CHASEZ and R+B beauty MYA have joined British singer SIR ELTON JOHN in backing JAMIE FOXX to win the Best Actor OSCAR for his role in RAY. Foxx has already...

Cheadle Blasts World's Disregard For Africa

OSCAR nominee DON CHEADLE has hit out at the "disgraceful" attitude of western governments in turning a blind eye to ongoing atrocities in Africa. Cheadle, who is up for the Best Actor trophy for...

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...

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...

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...

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