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Norman Corwin, Poet Laureate Of Radio, Dead At 101

Norman Corwin, often described as radio's poet laureate for his moving, semi-documentary dramas, died Tuesday in Los Angeles at age 101. A close friend of Chicago poet Carl Sandburg, his writings seemed in tune with...

Common And Will.i.am To Star In Hip-hop Documentary

Common and Will.I.AM are to feature in a new TV documentary about the power of hip-hop music.The pair will team up to shoot Bouncing Cats, which chronicles one man's attempt to improve the lives of...

Adele Is 'Posh' In America

Adele's American fans think she is "posh".Although the 'Someone Like You' hitmaker - who hails from Tottenham, north London - thinks she is "common as muck", people in the US often ask her if she...

Common Lands Original Work From Poet Angelou For Album

Rapper Common is still pinching himself after celebrated writer Maya Angelou agreed to write a special poem for his upcoming album.The hip-hop star befriended Pulitzer Prize nominee Angelou at a fundraiser he was organising after...

Larry Hagman Has Cancer

Larry Hagman has cancer. The 80-year-old actor - who has reprised his conniving character J.R. Ewing for a reboot of TV series 'Dallas' - revealed his diagnosis in a statement today (14.10.11) but has vowed...

Are You Ready For An Apology??!!

Hank Williams Jr., who issued an unapologetic statement following ESPN's decision to yank his "Are You Ready for Football?" opener from Monday night's NFL telecast after he compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler, issued a...

Mike Myers Becomes A Dad

Mike Myers has become a father for the first time.The 'Shrek' star and his wife Kelly Tisdale welcomed a baby boy into the world earlier this month and have decided to call the tot Spike.A...

Jane Lynch: I Was 'Terrible' Like Sue

Jane Lynch used to be a "terrible" person.The 51-year-old actress admits she used to be a lot like her 'Glee' character, menacing cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, but thinks she is much "nicer" these days.She said:...

Charlotte Church Dyes Her Own Hair

Charlotte Church dyes her own hair with a £1.86 shop-bought colour.The 25-year-old singer - who has reverted back to her natural brunette locks after a stint as a redhead - explained she bought a box...

Badu Broke Common's Heart In Phone Call

Rapper/actor Common will never forget the day soul icon Erykah Badu broke his heart - she dumped him over the phone after falling for someone else.The stars dated for two years before their split in...

The Wanted's First 'Lightening Performance

The Wanted performed new single 'Lightening' for the first time at Sainsbury's Super Saturday yesterday (10.09.11).The five-piece boyband - comprised of Max George, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes - thrilled fans...

Jay-z Starts New Album

Jay-Z has started working on a new album. The '99 problems' rapper only released his 'Watch the Throne' album with Kanye West last month, but producer No I.D. said he's already started work on his...

Jarvis Cocker Joins The Strokes Onstage

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker joined The Strokes during their co-headlining set at Reading last night (27.08.11). 'Common People' singer Jarvis appeared with the New York band to perform a version of The Cars' 'Just What I...

Jane Lynch Was Addicted To Cold Medicine

Jane Lynch used to be addicted to cold medicine.The 51-year-old actress has revealed in her forthcoming biography 'Happy Accidents' how she used to drink bottles of NyQuil syrup - an over-the-counter medication that aims to...

Fascinating Fact 11936

Rapper/actor Common will release his own autobiography next month (Sep11). One Day It'll All Make Sense will detail the star's rise to fame, his brief retirement from the microphone and previously unheard anecdotes about encounters...

Nicki Minaj 'Awkward'

Nicki Minaj believes she and Lady Gaga are both "awkward" and "non-pretty".The 'Roman's Revenge' rapper feels she and eccentric 'Poker Face' hitmaker Gaga have much in common and that they both promote the idea that...

Big Boi Promises 'Nothing But The Funk'

Outkast's Big Boi promises his new album will be "nothing but the funk".The rapper has recently finished his second solo album, 'Daddy Fat Sax: Soul Funk Crusader', and claims it is his most groove filled...

Timberlake Pal Calls Photographer A Liar

Justin Timberlake's pals have called the paparazzo his bodyguard has been accused of assaulting a "lying piece of s**t".The 'Friends with Benefits' actor was joining his co-star Mila Kunis - who he is said to...

Justin Timberlake's Bodyguard Arrested

Justin Timberlake's bodyguard has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a member of the paparazzi.The 'Friends with Benefits' actor was joining his co-star Mila Kunis - who he his rumoured to be dating - at London's...

Julianne Moore Loves 'Humble' Carell

Julianne Moore loves working with "humble" Steve Carell. The four-time Oscar nominated actress - who is well known for her film roles as a struggling mother in movies including 'The Kids Are All Right' and...

George Clooney Romancing Former Wrestler

George Clooney is reportedly dating a former wrestler.The Hollywood heartthrob - who recently split from long-term girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis - has been getting intimate with former WWE star and 'Dancing with the Stars' contestant Stacy...

Freida Pinto's Love 'Understanding'

Freida Pinto doesn't need to speak to her boyfriend every day.The 26-year-old actress has been dating her 'Slumdog Millionaire' co-star Dev Patel for two years and though their work schedules mean they are often apart...

Steve Carell Bonded With Julianne

Steve Carell forged a strong bond with Julianne Moore on the set of 'Crazy, Stupid, Love'.The 'Office' actor found he had a lot in common with his co-star and now they have finished working on...

Anne Hathaway Praises 'Nice Guy' Jake

Anne Hathaway insists Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the nicest guys in Hollywood.The actress has starred with the heartthrob actor in two movies and insists he is always a pleasure to work with as he...

Soulja Boy Spends 55 Million On Private Jet

Soulja Boy has spent $55 million on a private jet. The 'Kiss Me Through the Phone' hitmaker has bought himself a Gulfstream G5 jet as a present for his 21st birthday yesterday (28.07.11).The jet itself costs...

Robbie Williams: 'I'm A Communist'

Robbie Williams is a secret communist. The Take That singer believes the political movement - which aims for a classless society based upon common ownership - is preferable to capitalism although he admits he struggles...

Courteney Cox Trying To Deal With Dry Skin

Courteney Cox suffers with dry skin. The 'Scream 4' actress admits she is partly to blame for the common problem as she doesn't drink enough water but Courteney - who recently joined website xoJane.com as...

Lisa Kudrow Was Inspired By Friends Character

Lisa Kudrow is grateful to her 'Friends' character Phoebe Buffay for showing her how to have fun.The 47-year-old actress had nothing in common with the kooky masseuse she portrayed in the sitcom for 10 years...

Lily Allen Swaps Pop For Cushions

Lily Allen has been learning how to make cushions.The pregnant singer revealed she is not "rock 'n' roll" anymore since her wedding to Sam Cooper last month and has now taken up knitting and embroidery...

Angelina Jolie's Sons Eat Crickets

Angelina Jolie's sons love eating crickets.The 'Salt' star's two boys – adopted Maddox, nine, and Pax, seven – both love eating the insects, treating them "like Doritos," a brand of seasoned tortilla snacks. She told...

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Man Up - Review

Truly enjoyable British romantic-comedies come along so rarely (Four Weddings and a Funeral was more than 20 years ago) that there's cause to...

Mariachi El Bronx Lead Latest Additions To Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 Line-Up

They'll also be performing on the Lock Up stage as The Bronx.

Bradley Cooper And Emma Stone Take On 'Aloha' Critics

'Aloha', the new film from Cameron Crowe ('Almost Famous', 'Jerry Maguire'), opens this weekend in North America

Glastonbury's Emily Eavis Reveals She Received Death Threats Over Kanye Booking

With a little under a month to go before it kicks off, probably the most talked-about thing....

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Jason Schwartzman's Meanest Role To Date?

Ahead of the upcoming UK release of 'Listen Up Philip', the film's star, Jason Schwartzman...

'Spy' Is Melissa McCarthy's Big Break Out

Melissa McCarthy is now getting a chance to hold a movie up on her name alone.

'Danny Collins' Is a Risk that Paid Off for Al Pacino

Al Pacino shines in 'Danny Collins'

Trevor Noah To Replace Jon Stewart On 'The Daily Show' For The First Time On September 28th

Trevor Noah, the new host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ when Jon Stewart departs...

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