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Broderick Admits Stepford Tension

THE STEPFORD WIVES star MATTHEW BRODERICK has confirmed reports the set of the eagerly-anticipated remake was rife with tension. The GODZILLA actor plays WALTER KRESBY - husband of NICOLE KIDMAN's character JOANNA EBERHART -...

Kerry Cancels Celebrity Concert

American presidential candidate JOHN KERRY has axed a campaign gig featuring WILLIE NELSON and BARBRA STREISAND out of respect for former Premier RONALD REAGAN. The 13 June (04) event at the WALT DISNEY CONCERT...

Kidman And Midler Deny Diva Antics

NICOLE KIDMAN and BETTE MIDLER have hit out at reports they were "b**chy, demanding divas" on the set of THE STEPFORD WIVES. OSCAR-winning Kidman and her co-star Midler have earnt a reputation for being...

Clooney Rallies Round Pals For Dad's Campaign

GEORGE CLOONEY has called on his Hollywood friends including RENEE ZELLWEGER to help drum up financial support for his father's Democratic election campaign. The INTOLERABLE CRUELTY star has rallied round showbiz pals such...

Streisand And Diamond Team Up For Kerry

BARBRA STREISAND and NEIL DIAMOND will reunite for the first time in almost 25 years to help American presidential hopeful JOHN KERRY win office. The two fervent Democrats, who had a massive hit with...

Midler Helps Sister Find Donor Match

BETTE MIDLER was so adamant she would find a kidney donor match for her sister SUSAN she embarked on a nationwide hunt last year (03). The BEACHES actress sprang into action when she found...

Michael + Elton Rock For Rainforests

MICHAEL J FOX and ELTON JOHN stole the show at Wednesday night's (21APR04) RAINFOREST BENEFIT concert in New York by taking to the stage for a heroic and quirky performance. Parkinsons Disease sufferer Fox...

Kidman Tried To Pull Out Of Stepford Wives

OSCAR-winner NICOLE KIDMAN reportedly tried to pull out of starring in new movie THE STEPFORD WIVES, after co-star JOHN CUSACK backed out of the project. According to American news site PAGE SIX, Kidman was...

Stewart Wants To Win First Grammy

Rock legend ROD STEWART would love to win a GRAMMY tonight (8FEB04) - just to keep his kids from constantly reminding him how many STING has won. Stewart, 59, has been nominated for the...

Midler Plans To Withdraw From Grammys

LATEST: BETTE MIDLER is so "mortified" to be nominated for a GRAMMY in the same category as late singer ROSEMARY CLOONEY, she's considering pulling out of the running altogether. In an unprecedented twist, her...

Midler Ridicules Spears' Marriage

BETTE MIDLER has mocked BRITNEY SPEARS' short-lived marriage in front of an audience of thousands. The legendary singer took her KISS MY BRASS tour to Toronto and ridiculed Spears' now-annulled Las Vegas nuptials to...

Midler Mends Manilow Feud

BETTE MIDLER was delighted when old pal BARRY MANILOW suggested they record a tribute album to ROSEMARY CLOONEY together because it meant he had forgiven her for her bad temper. Manilow was among Midler's...

Bette Will Give Her Grammy To Clooney

BETTE MIDLER will hand over her GRAMMY award to the late ROSEMARY CLOONEY's family if she beats the crooner to a gong this year (04). Midler's Clooney tribute album, THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY SONGBOOK, is...

First Wives Club Author Dies

THE FIRST WIVES CLUB author OLIVIA GOLDSMITH has died of complications following plastic surgery. The 54-year-old - real name JUSTINE RENDAL - had been in a coma for more than eight days after she...

Bette Sacked After Late Show Comments

BETTE MIDLER was sacked from her eponymous American sitcom after slanderous comments she made on a late night TV chat show. The superstar returned to THE LATE SHOW on Wednesday (14JAN04) for the first...

Bette Pokes Fun At Britney + Christina

Veteran singer BETTE MIDLER has slammed CHRISTINA AGUILERA and BRITNEY SPEARS for stealing her outrageous clothing ideas - and not thanking her. Midler insists her colourful and skimpy outfits "broke down the doors" for...

Turner And Midler Fight For Island

Veteran singers TINA TURNER and BETTE MIDLER are set for a showdown, because both are desperate to buy the same secluded Turkish island. The ladies want to purchase the luxury KISTAK isle for $5...

Fans Turn On Magazine's Movie Weepie List

The editors of American showbiz magazine ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY have been forced to recast their poll for Hollywood's Greatest Tearjerker Movie after thousands of readers complained about their November (03) list. TERMS OF ENDEARMENT topped...

Bette Midler's Husband Is Cooking Champion

Singer and actress BETTE MIDLER is thrilled with her choice of husband - because he does all of the household cooking. Midler, whose 19-year marriage to MARTIN VON HASSELBERG has produced a 17-year-old daughter...

Midler In Tears Thanks To Clooney Praise

GEORGE CLOONEY's dad brought BETTE MIDLER to tears when she was a guest on CNN talk show host LARRY KING's Thanksgiving Eve programme last night (26NOV03) - by calling in to praise her new album....

Midler Hopes Olympians Will Rise From New Project

Actress BETTE MIDLER has helped in the construction of a brand new park in New York City - and she hopes it will be a breeding ground for an OLYMPICS rowing team. Midler, who...

Frank Oz's Tense Remake

Filming on NICOLE KIDMAN's new movie THE STEPFORD WIVES has descended into chaos after a number of violent rows between the cast and crew. Director FRANK OZ has confessed tensions are high on the...

Kidman Sparks Absence Concern

Antipodean stunner NICOLE KIDMAN has sent the set of STEPFORD WIVES into turmoil with the news she'll have to take time out to shoot a perfume ad. According to America's NEW YORK DAILY NEWS,...

Mekhi Slams Sam

Up-and-coming Hollywood star MEKHI PHIFER has slammed SAMUEL L JACKSON for saying he wouldn't work with hip hop stars. The 8 MILE star says that Jackson's statement that he wouldn't work with "rappers...

Matt's Hawaiian Hideaway Is A Haven For The Stars

MATT LeBLANC's Hawaiian marriage paradise has become a new celebrity hot-spot with BEN STILLER and BETTE MIDLER buying luxury homes there. And now estate agents on Kauai, where the FRIENDS TV star and his...

Cusacks Pull Out Of Stepford Wives

Siblings JOHN and JOAN CUSACK have pulled out of the STEPFORD WIVES remake - citing family reasons. The Cusacks, who have appeared in eight movies together - including GROSSE POINTE BLANK and HIGH FIDELITY...

Bette Is Back

BETTE MIDLER is going back into the studio - to record an album of ROSEMARY CLOONEY songs with BARRY MANILOW. The RUTHLESS PEOPLE star is singing with the man who was her piano-playing accompanist...

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