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The Passion Leads To Confession

30th March 2004

MEL GIBSON's religious epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST led to Norwegian Neo-Nazi JOHNNY OLSEN confessing to two bombings a decade ago. Olsen, 41, turned himself in to police after watching the heavily criticised...

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French Court Drops The Passion Court Case

30th March 2004

Three French Jewish brothers have failed in their bid to get MEL GIBSON's controversial film THE PASSION banned in France this week (ends02APR04). PATRICK, JEAN-MARC and GERARD BENLOLO, who branded the film "anti-Semitic", were...

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The Passion Breaks UK Cinema Records

30th March 2004

MEL GIBSON's controversial THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has broken box-office records in Britain, for being the highest grossing subtitled film to open in the country. The biblical epic took $3,635,600 (GBP2,019,803) on its...

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Philippine Priest Gives Blessing To Passion

30th March 2004

MEL GIBSON's controversial movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has received support from an unlikely source - after the Filipino Archbishop urged Christians to go and watch it. The ultra-violent film depicts the last...

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Scooby-doo 2 Scores Box Office Winner

29th March 2004

SCOOBY-DOO 2: MONSTERS UNLEASHED has leaped to the top of the American box office, after taking in $30.7 million (GBP17 million) on its opening weekend (26-29MAR04). While the movie, starring Hollywood couple SARAH MICHELLE...

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Yet More Criticism For Gibson

28th March 2004

MEL GIBSON has now come under attack from film fans who have spotted 10 mistakes in THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Throughout the epic - which charts the final 12 hours of JESUS CHRIST's...

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Mel To Release The Passion Every Easter

28th March 2004

MEL GIBSON is eager to release his controversial epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST every Easter, because he's convinced church-goers will always flock to see it. The Hollywood actor-turned-director believes his violent depiction of...

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Passion Of Christ Star Defends Violence

26th March 2004

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST star JAMES CAVIEZEL has defended the graphic violence in the controversial movie about the final hours of JESUS CHRIST's life. The actor - who plays Jesus in the...

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Actress Claims Mel Bedded Her

25th March 2004

MEL GIBSON is bracing himself for another controversy after a little-known actress has claimed the Hollywood star cheated on his wife with her 15 years ago. DIANA ALOUISE has gone public with her affair...

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Gibson's Christ Film Banned By Cinema Chain

25th March 2004

MEL GIBSON's controversial movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has been banned from being shown in a British cinema chain - by the company's boss. CURZON boss ROGER WINGATE, 64, has ordered his movie...

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The Passion Spurs On Monty Python Re-release

24th March 2004

Movie distributors are planning to re-release MONTY PYTHON classic LIFE OF BRIAN as a light-hearted alternative to MEL GIBSON's harrowing epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST . To mark the 25th anniversary of the...

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French Arthouse Chain Bans The Passion

23rd March 2004

A leading French cinema group is refusing to screen MEL GIBSON's new movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, insisting it's little more than "fascist propaganda." MK2, one of Paris' leading arthouse circuits with 58...

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Kevin Smith Questions Reasons Behind Passion's Success

22nd March 2004

Hollywood film-maker KEVIN SMITH believes the bloody nature of MEL GIBSON's controversial movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has helped make it a massive success. While Gibson's movie has attracted phenomenal box office figures...

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Zombie Film Takes Over From Christ Epic In America

22nd March 2004

Zombies have ended JESUS CHRIST's reign at the top of America's box office as the remake of classic horror film DAWN OF THE DEAD crashes in at number one. The movie, starring VING RHAMES...

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Gibson Speaks Out About His Passion

19th March 2004

MEL GIBSON was moved to make religious epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST after experiencing the shallowness of a life in Hollywood. The BRAVEHEART star was left with a religious void in his life...

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Gibson Planning Jewish Movie

18th March 2004

Hollywood star MEL GIBSON is already planning his next foray into the weighty world of religious film-making - he wants to make a movie about the origins of the Jewish holiday of HANUKKAH. Gibson...

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Affleck Relieved At Missing Passion Slaying

18th March 2004

BEN AFFLECK is relieved the release of his new movie JERSEY GIRL was delayed - because it was originally supposed to go up against MEL GIBSON's box office smash THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST....

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Gibson's Aramaic Gags

18th March 2004

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST filmmaker MEL GIBSON decided to inject some light-hearted humour into the tragic epic - by adding hilarious private jokes. The staunchly Catholic superstar found the perfect way to break...

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Gibson To Stop Supporting Bush?

17th March 2004

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST movie maker MEL GIBSON is considering ditching his support for American President GEORGE W BUSH, after questioning his handling of the Iraq War. The star - who was born...

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Gibson's Passion Remains On Top

15th March 2004

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has topped the American box office for the third week straight, taking in $31.7 million (GBP17.6 million) and pushing its total to $264 million (GBP146.6 million). MEL GIBSON's dramatisation...

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Passion's Magdalene Expecting

15th March 2004

Italian screen siren MONICA BELLUCCI is pregnant with her first child. The stunning actress, 39, who plays MARY MAGDALENE in MEL GIBSON's controversial film THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, and her French actor husband...

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Vatican Sermons Criticises Gibson's Passion

14th March 2004

A Vatican sermon made a veiled criticism of MEL GIBSON's controversial movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST in a church service this weekend (13-14MAR04) FATHER RANIERO CANTALAMESSA told a congregation in the holy city,...

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Gibson Eyes Lethal Weapon 5

11th March 2004

Hollywood heavyweight MEL GIBSON is in talks to make a fifth LETHAL WEAPON film. THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST filmmaker is reportedly in talks with director RICHARD DONNER, who is desperate for him to...

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Church Gives Away Free Passion

10th March 2004

British churches are buying up hordes of tickets for controversial movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST in a desperate bid to convert non-believers. The MEL GIBSON epic portrays the final 12 hours of JESUS...

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Mel Gibson Reshot Christ Scenes In Porn Mecca

9th March 2004

MEL GIBSON was so convinced his religious epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST needed added scenes after filming in Italy was complete, he planned reshoots in California's porn movie capital. Gibson felt the film...

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Gibson Happy But Concerned About Kids Seeing The Passion

8th March 2004

MEL GIBSON is delighted young Christians are seeing his harrowing new religious epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST - but he urges parents not to let their kids go alone. The movie has been...

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Gibson Still Trying To Come To Terms With Passion Hysteria

8th March 2004

MEL GIBSON is still astonished with the outpouring of grief and criticism surrounding his harrowing religious epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. A week after the film became the biggest non-summer, non-holiday Wednesday opening...

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Teacher Suspended For Showing Mel Gibson's Christ Film

8th March 2004

A Washington DC teacher has been suspended from an elementary school indefinitely after showing his class scenes from MEL GIBSON's controversial new movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. RONALD ANTHONY chose to show children...

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Steve Martin Attacks Gibson's Movie

8th March 2004

Funnyman STEVE MARTIN has launched a satirical attack on MEL GIBSON and his controversial film THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Comedian and actor Martin has penned a sharply worded column for THE NEW...

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Gibson Criticised On Tv Show

8th March 2004

Jewish movie producer-turned-TV presenter PETER GUBER has blasted THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST as being "anti-Semitic" - to director MEL GIBSON's face. Gibson was left speechless on American movie talk show SUNDAY MORNING SHOOTOUT...

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