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Portman Romancing Bernal

STAR WARS beauty NATALIE PORTMAN has embarked on a romance with Mexican screen hunk GAEL GARCIA BERNAL. Israeli-born Portman, 22, and 25-year-old Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN star Bernal have been spotted out and about...

Streisand's Charity Bid

Superstar BARBARA STREISAND is auctioning off hundreds of belongings on the internet to raise funds for her charity. The 61-year-old singer and actress yesterday (31OCT03) launched the sale, with all the proceeds going to...

Disney Postpones The Alamo Release

DISNEY have ruined the OSCAR chances of DENNIS QUAID's new movie THE ALAMO, after postponing its release till next April (04). Film-makers say they need more time to finish the film about the historic...

Morton's Oscar Mortification

The 2003 ACADEMY AWARDS proved a horrifying experience for British actress SAMANTHA MORTON - because her post-pregnancy body wouldn't behave itself. The MINORITY REPORT star was forced to attend the glitzy Hollywood ceremony wearing...

Nicole And Tom Go Head To Head In War For An Oscar

Hollywood star NICOLE KIDMAN is battling it out with former husband TOM CRUISE, in the race for next year's (04) ACADEMY AWARDS. The pair, who ended their eleven year marriage in 2001, both have...

Streisand Set For All About Eve

BARBRA STREISAND will star in a musical version of OSCAR-winning 1950 film ALL ABOUT EVE. The 61-year-old diva will take on the role of MARGO CHANNING, played by BETTE DAVIS in the original, which...

Ferguson Plans Horse Movie

British royal SARAH FERGUSON is planning to conquer Hollywood and the ACADEMY AWARDS, with a new movie about her very own champion horse. The charity campaigner and children's author is convinced she's on the...

De Niro Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

Acting legend ROBERT DE NIRO is suffering from prostate cancer - his spokesman has announced. The RAGING BULL star is now undergoing an undisclosed course of treatment to combat the disease. Spokesman STAN...

Streep Awarded Afi Lifetime Honour

OSCAR-winning actress MERYL STREEP is to be presented with the AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE's highest honour next year (04) - the lifetime achievement award. THE HOURS star - who has won two ACADEMY AWARDS for...

Norton Blasts Awards 'Lemmings'

Actor EDWARD NORTON has blasted his peers for attending awards shows like "lemmings". The HANNIBAL star is still a fan of the ACADEMY AWARDS, but he fears the stream of other ceremonies has "cheapened"...

Hollywood Moguls Join Fight Against Screeners

ROBERT REDFORD, MARTIN SCORSESE and FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA are among the Hollywood heavyweights who have added their signatures to an open letter which urges OSCARS bosses to reconsider their new screener video ban. MOTION...

Queen Latifah To Play Mary Poppins?

QUEEN LATIFAH's is being lined up to star in a big screen remake of MARY POPPINS, by Hollywood bosses impressed by appearance in OSCAR-winning musical CHICAGO. The voluptuous rapper-turned-actress is reportedly in talks to...

Bernal's Oscar Rebellion

Mexican actor GAEL GARCIA BERNAL's proudest moment was at this year's (03) OSCAR ceremony - when he stood up to the ACADEMY AWARDS bosses and said exactly what he wanted. The Y TU MAMA...

Hopkins Hopes To Avoid Oscar

OSCAR-winner SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS hopes his role in new movie HUMAN STAIN fails to gain him a nomination at next year's (04) ACADEMY AWARDS, because he hates attending the star-studded ceremony. The SILENCE OF...

Kidman's Nude Reshoot For Delayed Film

Movie beauty NICOLE KIDMAN was so committed to the success of new project THE HUMAN STAIN, she stripped off for a sexy nude scene to spice the movie up. The Australian actress was reportedly...

Elia Kazan Dies

Pioneering director ELIA KAZAN has died at the age of 94. The OSCAR-winning moviemaker, most famed for ON THE WATERFRONT and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE passed away yesterday (28SEP03) at his home in New...

Crystal Returns To Oscars

After three years away from the OSCARS, BILLY CRYSTAL will return for his eighth stint as host of the 76th annual ACADEMY AWARDS. Crystal has already hosted the awards telecast seven times. His last...

Catherine Zeta-jones Starts Frock Archive

CHICAGO star CATHERINE ZETA-JONES will have endless piles of clothes to look through in years to come - she archives every single one of her important outfits. The OSCAR-winning beauty learned to archive her...

Hayek's Oscars Disaster

Actress SALMA HAYEK's stunning outfit at this year (03)'s OSCARS came about by sheer error - she gained weight and accidentally tore her original gown the night before the ceremony. Hayek, who was nominated...

Thurman: Kill Bill Is Too Violent For Oscars

Hollywood star UMA THURMAN has blasted KILL BILL's chances of winning any OSCARS next year (04), insisting that it's far too violent. The QUENTIN TARANTINO film, which has been split into two for a...

Ledger Is Starstruck

A KNIGHT'S TALE star HEATH LEDGER is one of Hollywood most successful young stars - but he still gets nervous when he's around other celebrities. Despite a string of box office hits, this year's...

Polanski Gets His Oscar - After Five Months

Controversial movie maker ROMAN POLANKSI has finally collected his Best Director ACADEMY AWARD, five months after the OSCARS ceremony. The Polish-born auteur couldn't attend the starstudded ceremony in Hollywood, California in March (03) because...

Catherine Zeta-jones Takes No Health Risks

OSCAR-winning star CATHERINE ZETA JONES has mysteriously begun demanding her bodyguard carry an emergency medical kit at all times. The CHICAGO star, who seems in fine health, requires a constant supply of medical aids...

Kill Bill To Enter Oscar Race - Twice

Maverick director QUENTIN TARANTINO's upcoming two-part movie KILL BILL will be eligible for awards in two separate OSCAR years - effectively meaning the film could win two best picture gongs. The marital arts...

Kidman's Love For Dior Gown

NICOLE KIDMAN hates the fact she can never wear an OSCAR gown more than once - because she could live in the chartreuse CHRISTIAN DIOR dress she wore to the 1997 ACADEMY AWARDS. The...

Rock Says No To The Oscars

Funnyman CHRIS ROCK turned down the chance to host the ACADEMY AWARDS twice because he didn't think he was old enough. Rock was thrilled to be asked to take charge of the OSCARS, but...

Oscar Conundrum For Matrix And Kill Bill

Film bosses have been left scratching their heads after ACADEMY AWARDS rules banned the entry of MATRIX RELOADED and MATRIX REVOLUTIONS as one contender. WARNERS, the studio behind the sci-fi franchise, face an identical...

Nicole Kidman Triumphs In Libel Case

NICOLE KIDMAN has won her libel battle with British newspaper THE DAILY MAIL over their reports she was the reason behind JUDE LAW's split with wife SADIE FROST. The MOULIN ROUGE! actress has accepted...

Cooper Makes The Most Of Massage Gift

Movie star CHRIS COOPER made sure he was as relaxed as possible for the OSCARS by treating his wife MARIANNE and himself to a free spa session. The ADAPTATION star was a presenter at...

Lumet's Controversial New September 11 Film

Acclaimed director SIDNEY LUMET is making a new TV film exploring civil rights abuses in the US following the September 11 (01) attacks on his native America. The 79-year-old filmmaker, who has been nominated...

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Florence + The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Album Review

If 2011's 'Ceremonials' was the exorcism of Florence Welch, then the 28-year-old's follow up 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful' is her break-up...

'The Hateful Eight': This Is What A Tarantino Western Looks Like [Pictures]

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The Vaccines - Dream Lover [Live] Video

The Vaccines launch a set of live video sessions including a rendition of the album's second single 'Dream Lover'.

George Clooney Loved The Anti-Apocalyptic 'Optimism' Of Disney's 'Tomorrowland'

The new movie marks a change in cinema's obsession with dystopia.

Enrique Iglesias Suffers Gruesome Injury in Freak Drone Accident During Tijuana Concert

Iglesias refused to seek further treatment until the end of the concert.

Mila Kunis's Stalker Just Escaped From a Mental Facility

Mila Kunis's stalker in on the loose in Pomona.

'The Americans' Wins Major Prize at Critics Choice TV Awards

'The Americans' won the top prize at Critics Choice Awards.

Vince Vaughn: "Banning Guns is Like Banning Forks"

Vince Vaughn gave his views on America's gun laws to GQ magazine.