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South Park Star Slams Gibson

18th May 2004

SOUTH PARK creator MATT STONE has slammed MEL GIBSON for his controversial film THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST - accusing him of being obsessed with torture. The star has already mocked Gibson this year...

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Gibson's Passion Provides Joy To Ailing Messner

18th May 2004

MEL GIBSON's movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has given former televangelist TAMMY FAYE MESSNER a boost as she battles cancer. Messner was initially diagnosed with colon cancer, but the disease since spread to...

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Smith Caught Kissing Dunst On Video

14th May 2004

MEL GIBSON's movie son in THE PATRIOT, GREGORY SMITH, has a dream sequence of him kissing KIRSTEN DUNST - on video. The young actor's proud mum was so thrilled when her son filmed his...

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The Passion Of The Christ Sets Piracy Record

14th May 2004

MEL GIBSON's hit movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has set an unwanted record as the most pirated movie on internet filesharing networks in April (04). While the controversial film has slipped out of...

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Manson To Shock As Drug Addict Jesus

12th May 2004

LATEST: Shock rocker MARILYN MANSON is poised to provoke outrage among religious groups when he stars in controversial new movie DIAMOND DEAD - because he's playing a drug taking JESUS CHRIST. Movie experts predict...

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Mel's Miracles Impressed Father

9th May 2004

The cast and crew of MEL GIBSON's THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST were so touched by the epic, many went through their own spiritual reawakenings. FATHER JEAN-MARIE CHARLES-ROUX, who was hired as the film's...

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Disney Look To Gibson To Cut Costs

7th May 2004

Hollywood studio DISNEY have lined up MEL GIBSON to take over from current chief MICHAEL EISNER, because they're impressed with the massive profit his movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST made. Gibson's $25 million...

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Gibson Is Most Powerful Actor

5th May 2004

MEL GIBSON's religious movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has helped the Aussie star leapfrog the likes of TOM HANKS and TOM CRUISE to become PREMIERE magazine's most powerful actor. Gibson has been named...

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Caviezel Fights Jesus Tag

4th May 2004

Actor JIM CAVIEZEL is experiencing a persistent problem since starring in controversial movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST - fans keep referring to him as JESUS. While the devout Catholic was honoured to take...

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Monty Python Cash In Passion Success

3rd May 2004

British comedian TERRY JONES has confessed MONTY PYTHON have deliberately cashed in on the success of THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, by re-releasing their own biblical epic THE LIFE OF BRIAN. The comedian admits...

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Gibson's Passion Makes Raquel Rethink Her Life

30th April 2004

Movie legend RAQUEL WELCH is rethinking her life after being strongly affected by MEL GIBSON's new movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. The "fragile" actress stayed away from cinemas when the film came out...

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The Passion's Too Much For Cleese

30th April 2004

JOHN CLEESE refuses to watch MEL GIBSON's THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST because he hates to see anyone suffer. The British funnyman, who co-starred and co-wrote MONTY PYTHON's religious spoof LIFE OF BRIAN, knows...

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Gibson Hopes To Score Big With Boudica Epic

29th April 2004

MEL GIBSON is hoping to follow the success of THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST with an epic about female warrior BOUDICA. The BRAVEHEART star will team up with his ICON partners to produce WARRIOR,...

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Russell Slams 'Scumbag' Gibson

28th April 2004

Flamboyant British filmmaker KEN RUSSELL has launched a scathing attack on MEL GIBSON's THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST - calling the controversial director a "scumbag". The WOMEN IN LOVE star believes the film about...

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Russian Jews To Sue Gibson

27th April 2004

MEL GIBSON is facing legal action from Russian Jewish human rights groups who claim his movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST is anti-Semitic. According to American news site THE SCOOP a number of groups...

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Tracey And Hepburn Named As Best On-screen Pairing

27th April 2004

SPENCER TRACEY and KATHARINE HEPBURN had the greatest on-screen chemistry in the history of cinema, according to a group of British scientists. The couple, whose chemistry extended off screen as they filmed nine movies...

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Washington Fires Up The Box Office

26th April 2004

DENZEL WASHINGTON is hot again - his new movie MAN ON FIRE has shot to the top of the American movie charts. In a bumper weekend for the box office, Washington's film and JENNIFER...

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The Passion Gets The Ok In Israel

25th April 2004

MEL GIBSON's THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST movie is to be released in Israel, despite national outrage there. Commercial distributors in Israel have refused to air the film but an arthouse theatre in Tel...

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Crowe's Gladiator Voted Top Hero

25th April 2004

RUSSELL CROWE's brave Roman general MAXIMUS in GLADIATOR has been voted the greatest cinema hero of all time. The fearless fighter in the OSCAR-winning film has beaten SUPERMAN and ELLEN RIPLEY of ALIENS...

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Rap + Pop Stars Praise Gibson's Passion

23rd April 2004

God-fearing stars MISSY ELLIOTT, TIM McGRAW and AMERICAN IDOL winners KELLY CLARKSON and RUBEN STUDDARD have hailed MEL GIBSON's THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST for its power and ability to move them. While Hollywood...

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Nick Nolte's Son In Trouble

22nd April 2004

Hellraising movie star NICK NOLTE's son is reportedly part of a California gang of bad boy surfers. BRAWLEY NOLTE has been identified as the member of new gang MALIBU LOCALS ONLY, who gatecrash posh...

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Gibson Petitioned For St Francis Bio-pic

21st April 2004

MEL GIBSON is being petitioned by New York friars who loved his religious epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST so much they want him to follow it up with a bio-pic of SAINT FRANCIS OF...

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The Passion Rush Released In Peru

20th April 2004

MEL GIBSON's controversial THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has been released a month early (APR04) in Peru after an influx of pirate DVD copies. The religious epic, which has made over $350 million (GBP194...

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Time Names Nicole, Jackson + Gibson As Influential

20th April 2004

NICOLE KIDMAN, PETER JACKSON and MEL GIBSON have joined soccer ace DAVID BECKHAM, PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH and ex-President BILL CLINTON on TIME magazine's new 100 World's Most Influential People list. Celebrities like SEAN...

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Passion Of Christ Star Hopes Next Film Is Big Hit

16th April 2004

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST star JIM CAVIEZEL's latest film has got Hollywood producers hoping it will set the box office alight - just like MEL GIBSON's record-breaking biblical epic. Caviezel - who...

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Archbishop Praises The Passion

12th April 2004

The ARCHBISHOP OF SYDNEY, Australia, has become the latest Catholic leader to praise MEL GIBSON's movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST - because it focuses attention on the meaning of Easter. ARCHBISHOP GEORGE PELL...

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Christ Back On Top At Easter

12th April 2004

MEL GIBSON's epic movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has jumped back to the top of the American box office thanks to an Easter (04) boost. In its seventh week on release,...

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Passion Of The Christ Breaks Box Office Records

9th April 2004

MEL GIBSON's controversial film THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST looks set to smash box-office records to become the biggest grossing movie of all time. The biblical epic has grossed $316.8 million (GBP176 million) in...

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Passion Breaks Record In Italy

9th April 2004

MEL GIBSON's controversial religious epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has broken Italy's first-day box office record, taking an unprecedented $1.4 million (GBP804,000) in its opening 24 hours. The JIM CAVIEZEL-starring movie - which...

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Gibson Hands Over Cash To Nuns

7th April 2004

MEL GIBSON made Passover extra special for nuns in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday (05APR04) when he screened his movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST for them and then handed over a hefty cheque. The...

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