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Brosnan's Oscars Embarrassment

PIERCE BROSNAN's first OSCARS almost became a costly affair when his wife-to-be KEELY SHAYE-SMITH lost a $1 million (GBP555,500) earring. The Irish movie star has since been reluctant to attend awards ceremonies with his...

Bening: Early Tip For Oscar

Actress ANNETTE BENING will win her first ACADEMY AWARD for her role in new movie BEING JULIA, according to critics. The star, who has twice been nominated for OSCARS in the past, has been...

Paltrow Buys Up Home In Honeymoon Hotspot

GWYNETH PALTROW can't stay away from the exclusive Mexican resort where she honeymooned with husband CHRIS MARTIN in December (03) - so she's bought a condominium there. The actress and Martin returned to the...

Fuqua's Fight For Black Knights

Director ANTOINE FUQUA fought with studio bosses on the set of his latest movie KING ARTHUR, because he wanted to include black knights. But, even though he was backed by Hollywood mogul JERRY BRUCKEIMER,...

Kidman's Loneliness Prompts Retirement Fantasy

OSCAR-winning actress NICOLE KIDMAN fantasises about retiring because her Hollywood lifestyle has left her lonely and depressed. The MOULIN ROUGE star complains she often sits alone after glamorous awards ceremonies and premieres desperate for...

Bjork's Oscar Swan Dress Was A Joke

Singer BJORK insists the infamous swan dress she wore to the OSCARS in 2001 was meant as a joke. The Icelandic star, whose track I'VE SEEN IT ALL from movie DANCER IN THE DARK...

Lawrence Of Arabia Tops British Film Poll

The panoramic epic LAWRENCE OF ARABIA has been crowned the best British film of all time. The 1962 cinematic biography of the enigmatic T E LAWRENCE - played by PETER O'TOOLE - won...

Morton Snubs Hollywood's Unfair Pay

MINORITY REPORT star SAMANTHA MORTON snubs Hollywood blockbusters in favour of low-budget films in protest at actresses' "second-rate" pay-packets. The British actress - renowned for her tempestuous behaviour - was disgusted at the differences...

Music Icon Raksin Dies

Hollywood music icon DAVID RAKSIN died of heart failure at his Van Nuys, California home on Monday (09AUG04). He was 92. The LAURA composer began his professional career in 1930s, working as an arranger...

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...

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