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Benet's Other Woman Speaks Out

The woman at the centre of HALLE BERRY's marriage meltdown has spoken out for the first time about her affair with ERIC BENET, insisting the stars' union was doomed from day one. Singer JULIA...

Fahrenheit 9/11 Is Still Eligible For Oscars

Controversial documentary FAHRENHEIT 9/11 will be eligible for next year's (05) ACADEMY AWARDS, after a pirate version screened in Cuba was ruled "not authorised". According to OSCAR rules, documentary films are disqualified from the...

Aiken Performs For Teachers

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN took time out of his first solo tour last week (ends30JUL04) to pay special tribute to a select group of teachers. Aiken sang his rendition of BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED...

Krauss Donates Oscar Dresses To Charity

Country star ALISON KRAUSS has donated the two dresses she wore to this year's (FEB04) OSCARS to a charity auction. The singer, who wore one of the dresses on the red carpet and...

Cameron Gets Titanic Research Honour

OSCAR-winning director JAMES CAMERON picked up an honorary degree at Britain's UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON on Tuesday (20JUL04), for his contribution to marine science and maritime archaeology. The TERMINATOR film-maker won an incredible 11 ACADEMY...

Woody Allen: 'I'm Always Disappointed With My Movies'

Movie veteran WOODY ALLEN burnt the negatives of his latest film ANYTHING ELSE starring CHRISTINA RICCI and JASON BIGGS. Although Allen, 69, has been nominated for 20 OSCARS during his career which has spanned...

Redford Wants To Work With Newman Again

Legendary screen double act ROBERT REDFORD and PAUL NEWMAN want to appear together in one last film. Redford talks to Newman "all the time" about recreating their screen magic - after having last starred...

Marlon Brando Dead At 80

Movie legend MARLON BRANDO has died, aged 80. The OSCAR-winning actor was reportedly $20 million (GBP11.1 million) in debt and living as a recluse when he passed away last night (01JUL04) on his private...

Brando '$20 Million In Debt' According To Book

Screen legend MARLON BRANDO owes nearly $20 million (GBP11 million) and has hidden his two ACADEMY AWARDS from debt-collectors - according to a new book about the actor. BRANDO IN TWILIGHT by PATRICIA RUIZ...

Rivers Girls Switch Networks

Comedienne JOAN RIVERS and her daughter MELISSA have quit America's cable TV network E! to join rival company TV GUIDE, after being offered a three-year deal worth a staggering $20 million (GBP11.1 million). The...

Mckellen Enters Realm Of Reality Tv

British actor SIR IAN McKELLEN can finally relax after allowing cameras to follow him for the past year (03-04) for his "reality TV debut". The LORD OF THE RINGS actor, 65, has allowed a...

Hanks' Oscar Nerves

TOM HANKS almost found himself presenting the OSCARS a few years ago when host BILLY CRYSTAL came down with a 104-degree fever on the morning of the event. Hanks was chosen as a...

Busey Wins Case Against Ex-manager

Movie star GARY BUSEY has won a legal spat with his former manager after the svengali prompted OSCARS bosses to ban the actor from the event by telling them he was retired. Busey was...

Moore: Hollywood Supports Me

Controversial director MICHAEL MOORE says big names like MERYL STREEP and MARTIN SCORSESE supported his outburst at the 2003 ACADEMY AWARDS. The FAHRENHEIT 9/11 film-maker took to the stage at the glitzy ceremony to...

Over Thirty Million Tune In For American Idol

More than 31 million viewers tuned into the finale of AMERICAN IDOL to see 19-year-old FANTASIA BARRINO win the contest. American network FOX charged advertisers a staggering $1 million (GBP550,000) for a 30...

Alanis Chops Off Her Long Locks

ALANIS MORISSETTE was so sick of spending four hours drying her famous long hair she chopped it off inch by inch while touring through Europe last year (03). The Canadian rocker started her big...

Screenwriter Infuriated By Gladiator Kiss

GLADIATOR screenwriter WILLIAM NICHOLSON fiercely opposed the decision to give RUSSELL CROWE's vengeful MAXIMUS a passionate moment in the film - as it ruined the movie. The RIDLEY SCOTT-directed epic was a massive success...

Culkin's 14-Year-old Bite Scar From Pesci

Former child star MACAULAY CULKIN bears a 14-year-old scar on one of his fingers - after JOE PESCI bit him while they shot hit movie HOME ALONE. More: Macauley Skin is the kazooist in a...

Shrek 2 Sets Record

Animated sequel SHREK 2 has taken more than $11.8 million (GBP6.7 million) on its first day of release, smashing American box office records. The film now boasts the biggest midweek opening to date for...

O'neal's Car Broken Into

Basketball ace SHAQUILLE O'NEAL has become the apparent target of a car break-in, which has resulted in the theft of his gun. The theft from the FORD EXPLORER took place on Thursday night (13MAY04),...

Kaufman: I've Never Written A Script While High

Wacky screenwriter CHARLIE KAUFMAN has slammed suggestions he writes his mindbending scripts while high on drugs. The ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND writer is famed for his highly-original work, which is so bizarre...

King + Rivers In Shrek 2

CNN anchorman LARRY KING and comedienne-turned-OSCARS fashion diva JOAN RIVERS have cameo roles in the SHREK sequel. Rivers will spoof herself as she announces the red-carpet arrivals of fairytale characters such as SLEEPING BEAUTY,...

Mccutcheon Hits Back At Drunken Oscar Slur

LOVE ACTUALLY star MARTINA McCUTCHEON has rubbished reports she was completely drunk at ELTON JOHN's post-OSCARS party - a move which has supposedly hindered her Hollywood career irreparably. The British actress, 27, has hit...

Thurman's 'Worst Dressed' Accolade Comes Back To Haunt Her

Hollywood beauty UMA THURMAN's accolade of 'Worse Dressed' at this year's (FEB04) OSCARS is returning to haunt her - wacky designers are sending her dozens of ugly garments. Thurman topped most magazine and entertainment...

Charlize Ready To Wed?

OSCAR winner CHARLIZE THERON is poised to marry her longterm love this summer (04), just months after categorically denying plans to wed. The MONSTER beauty, 28, has been dating Irish hunk STUART TOWNSEND since...

007 Star Dumped For Gooding

JAMES BOND star COLIN SALMON was horrified when he was dumped from the 1997 OSCAR winning film AS GOOD AS ITS GETS in favour of CUBA GOODING JR. The British actor was set to...

Mccutcheon's Drunken Oscar Show Ruins Hollywood Hopes

British singer and actress MARTINE McCUTCHEON's hopes of breaking Hollywood were reportedly dashed after her drunken performance at this year's (FEB04) OSCAR parties. The brunette star, 27, flew to America to launch herself in...

Bored Thurman Opted For Worst-dressed Oscars Honour

UMA THURMAN set out to be crowned the worst-dressed celebrity at the OSCARS this year (04) - because she's sick of looking just like her peers. The usually-stylish star became an object of ridicule...

Cage To Marry Waitress

Hollywood superstar NICOLAS CAGE is set to wed a hard-up waitress he met in February (04) - mirroring the plot to his 1994 movie IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU. The 40-year-old actor has proposed...

Tyler Inspired By Pal Moss

Hollywood star LIV TYLER cites her close friend KATE MOSS as her biggest inspiration when it comes to looking good. The LORD OF THE RINGS actress, 26, deems the supermodel her personal fashion...

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