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Lord Of The Rings Composer Honoured

LORD OF THE RINGS composer HOWARD SHORE is to be honoured in Los Angeles tonight (21APR04). The Canadian music maestro - who won two OSCARS for his work on the PETER JACKSON-directed trilogy -...

Lawrence Of Arabia Is Best Epic

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA has been named the greatest ever film epic by leading British film magazine TOTAL FILM - in a feature inspired by the upcoming release of TROY. The SIR DAVID LEAN directed...

Thurman Eyes Bjork's Swan Dress

KILL BILL star UMA THURMAN has a threat for critics of the dress she wore to February's (04) ACADEMY AWARDS - she'll don BJORK's bizarre swan dress if they don't leave her alone. The...

Madonna To Stay In Her Own Homes On Tour

Pop superstar MADONNA refuses to stay in hotels during the American leg of her upcoming REINVENTION tour, instead she will fly to and from her homes after each show. The MATERIAL GIRL, whose 28-date...

Paris Pays Up

Socialite PARIS HILTON has finally settled her legal spat with New York jewellers KWIAT INC after losing a $159,500 (GBP88,600) bracelet they loaned her for the 2003 OSCARS. Hilton maintained the bracelet was faulty...

Sir Peter Ustinov Dies Aged 82

Acting legend SIR PETER USTINOV has died aged 82. The London-born actor and entertaining raconteur passed away in Switzerland yesterday (28MAR04). His acting career spanned more than 60 years - including ACADEMY AWARDS...

Ledger's Worn The Same Shoes For Eight Years

A KNIGHT'S TALE hunk HEATH LEDGER spends very little money on shoes - because he's been wearing the same pair for eight years. The Australian screen star admits his trusty black boots have accompanied...

Palance Shows Off His Strength With Push-ups

Movie veteran JACK PALANCE showed he's still a force to be reckoned with by hitting the deck and doing a set of push-ups at an awards show on Saturday (20MAR04). The fit 84-year-old CITY...

Jackson Gets Wired

THE LORD OF THE RINGS director PETER JACKSON has received yet another honour for the trilogy - this time for being a maverick. The movie maker was recognised among DAVID BYRNE, FLAMING LIPS and...

Lord Of The Rings Stars Partied With Fans After Oscars

ELIJAH WOOD and his LORD OF THE RINGS co-stars shunned a host of post-OSCAR bashes - to party with thousands of fans instead. Wood, SEAN ASTIN, BILLY BOYD and DOMINIC MONAGHAN made their way...

Brody Puts Knightley Rumours To Rest

OSCAR winner ADRIEN BRODY quashed reports he is dating new co-star KEIRA KNIGHTLY - by attending the ACADEMY AWARDS with on/off lover MICHELLE DUPONT. THE PIANIST star was alleged to have got close to...

Stone Snubbed By Spa

Movie superstar SHARON STONE was left out in the cold by a plush Beverly Hills spa on OSCAR weekend (28-29FEB04) - because she wasn't nominated for a gong. The CASINO beauty was in town...

Gallo Blasts 'Good Will' Of Celebrities

Controversial actor VINCENT GALLO has launched a bitter assault on stars who chose to arrive at last month's (29FEB04) OSCARS in environmentally-friendly cars - claiming their worldly concerns are fake. The BUFFALO '66 star...

Aguilera Eyes Movie Career

Singer CHRISTINA AGUILERA is hoping to follow pop peers BEYONCE KNOWLES and BRITNEY SPEARS into the movies - and has enlisted the help of movie heavyweight STEVEN SPIELBERG. The DIRRTY diva has already expressed...

Oscar Night Chaos Ruined The Academy Awards For Liv

Car chaos outside the OSCARS ruined LIV TYLER's big night on 29 February (04) - she went home after waiting 45 minutes for her limousine. The actress was keen to celebrate with her jubilant...

Jolie's Dash For Oscars Fast Food

Movie star ANGELINA JOLIE had a very unglamorous start to her OSCARS night (29FEB04) - she had to dash for fast food in all her finery. The actress, who was a presenter at the...

Oscars To Be Moved Again

OSCAR bosses want to move the ACADEMY AWARDS to an even earlier date next year (05) - angering supporters of more independent-minded cinema. JOE ROTH, the Oscars' executive producer, has voiced his wishes to...

Dustin's Language Upsets Italians

DUSTIN HOFFMAN shocked Italians on Thursday night (04MAR04) - when he tried out his foul foreign tongue on live TV. THE GRADUATE star stunned viewers when he used four-letter words and profanities to show...

Penn Best Hair In The Business

ACADEMY AWARD winning actor SEAN PENN has unlocked the secret to his success - his hair. The Best Actor winner at last weekend's (29FEB04) OSCARS gets his inspiration for his characters by changing his...

Tyler Explains Vintage Spectacles

LORD OF THE RINGS star LIV TYLER's glasses at Sunday's ACADEMY AWARDS (29FEB04) were not a fashion statement - she was worried she wouldn't be able to see the teleprompter without them. The stunning...

Osbourne Blasts Courtney Love For Jack Attack

SHARON OSBOURNE has dished up a vicious warning to COURTNEY LOVE on her daytime chat show - 'stay away from my son!' The reality TV queen used her daily American chat show to lash...

Liv Tyler's Oscar Nerves Calmed By Tim Robbins

LORD OF THE RINGS star LIV TYLER was so nervous presenting at Sunday's (29FEB04) ACADEMY AWARDS, she could only be calmed by TIM ROBBINS at the ceremony. The stunning actress admits she was petrified...

Outkast To Quit After Two More Albums

Prolific funk duo OUTKAST have no plans to slow down after the success of their THE LOVE BELOW/SPEAKERBOXXX album, but they'll split for good after two more albums. ANDRE 3000 revealed to journalists at...

Rings Star Weaving Slams Oscars

LORD OF THE RINGS star HUGH WEAVING has blasted award ceremonies as meaningless - just days after THE RETURN OF THE KING won 11 OSCARS. The 43-year-old Australian, who stars as elf king ELROND...

A Lot Of Ear-ache For Trudie

Film producer TRUDIE STYLER had a bad start to the OSCARS on Sunday (29FEB04) - when a hotel staff member dropped a pair of $408,500 (GBP215,000) earrings she had been lent for the bash down...

Law Slams Marriage Press Intrusion

Actor JUDE LAW has blasted the British media for "embarrassing" him during his bitter split with ex-wife SADIE FROST, and claims relentless press intrusion into his private life is making him feel unsafe in London....

Diane Ladd And Laura Dern Reteam On Screen

Veteran actress DIANE LADD and her daughter LAURA DERN are reteaming onscreen to play the same woman in a new movie. Ladd and Dern scored success in 1991 when they appeared in RAMBLING ROSE...

Law Seeks Advice From Kidman

British screen heart-throb JUDE LAW sought advice from fellow single parent NICOLE KIDMAN at a post-OSCARS bash on Sunday (29FEB04). The stars were seen chatting at the VANITY FAIR party about Law's children from...

Beckinsale Blown Away By Jolie

British actress KATE BECKINSALE was left stunned at how sexy ANGELINA JOLIE looked at the OSCARS on Sunday (29FEB04) night - and admits she felt attracted to her. The UNDERWORLD star, who was at...

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