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Jewish Groups Condemn Gibson's Passion

MEL GIBSON's controversial movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has come under attack once more - this time by representatives of two Jewish groups who viewed the film. The AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE, which sent...

Gibson's Quiet Crusade

MEL GIBSON is quietly winning over American church leaders in his bid to prove his controversial new movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST isn't blasphemous - by inviting them to top secret screenings. The...

Pope Didn't Approve Gibson's Passion

Reports POPE JOHN PAUL II has praised MEL GIBSON's controversial movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST are "not true", says his secretary. ARCHBISHOP STANISLAW DZIWISZ has spoken out to deny recent press reports the...

The Passion Of Christ To Get Wide Release

MEL GIBSON's controversial movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST will get a big opening on 2,000 screens across America next month (FEB04), following an unexpected flood of ticket requests. Bosses at NEWMARKET FILMS, the...

Bourne Identity Tops 2003 Us Home Video Rentals

MATT DAMON's hit action thriller THE BOURNE IDENTITY was the top renting American home video of 2003, according to year-end figures issued yesterday (08JAN04). Combined revenues from DVD and VHS rentals of Bourne Identity,...

Chainsaw Trailer Is The Best

The TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE remake's film trailer has been judged the best of 2003 in a new Internet poll. Website TRAILER-NEWS.COM has picked the horror film's preview and that of MEL GIBSON's controversial movie...

Gibson's Bizarre Christ Cameo

Director MEL GIBSON makes a bizarre cameo in his forthcoming film THE PASSION OF CHRIST - his hand is reportedly seen putting a nail into the palm of Christ. The film, which has attracted...

Pope Approves Gibson's 'Passion'

POPE JOHN PAUL II has praised MEL GIBSON's controversial movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST - and believes it truly depicts events surrounding JESUS CHRIST's death. The Pontiff and a number of leading Catholic...

Idol Tops Polite List

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN has been voted the Best-Mannered Person of 2003 by America's NATIONAL LEAGUE OF JUNIOR COTILLIONS. The singer beat OPRAH WINFREY and Iraqi war mastermind GEN TOMMY FRANKS...

The Pope Sees The Passion Of Christ

POPE JOHN PAUL II has been given a personal screening of MEL GIBSON controversial new movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Last week (ends12DEC03) it was revealed Catholic heads had approved the epic -...

Movie Fun For Kissing Keaton

Movie veteran DIANE KEATON enjoys playing romantic characters on the big screen, because she loves kissing scenes. Despite some actors reluctance to lock lips with their co-stars, the ANNIE HALL star has never had...

Gibson's Passion Praised By The Vatican

LATEST: MEL GIBSON's controversial religious epic THE PASSION OF CHRIST has been praised by Vatican officials - after three highly-influential congregations were invited to special screenings of the film. According to sources in Rome,...

Gibson Banned Vatican From Watching "Violent" Passion

LATEST: MEL GIBSON has banned Vatican officials from watching his controversial biblical movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST until he has censored its violent scenes. Catholic leaders had hoped to screen the movie at...

Roberts Up For Tenth People's Choice

Actress JULIA ROBERTS is up for a PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD again this year (03) - which would make it her tenth win if she's successful. The PRETTY WOMAN legend won her ninth People's Choice...

Gibson Makes Vatican Wait For Christ

LATEST: MEL GIBSON is making Catholic leaders at The Vatican wait for a viewing of his controversial new film THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Vatican officials were expecting a screening of the movie -...

Vatican Asks To See Gibson's Christ Movie

LATEST: Vatican officials have asked to see a preview of MEL GIBSON's controversial new movie, THE PASSION OF JESUS CHRIST, so they can make an informed judgment about the project. The news comes after...

Billy Graham Gives Gibson's Jesus Film A Boost

MEL GIBSON has found unlikely support as he fights criticism about the renamed THE PASSION OF CHRIST - evangelist BILLY GRAHAM. The film, which deals with the death of JESUS CHRIST and features graphic...

Statuesque Mel Gibson

A Scottish stonemason is clamouring for Hollywood legend MEL GIBSON to bid for a statue of warrior WILLIAM WALLACE when it is put up for auction. Sculptor TOM CHURCH created the 13-ton piece, called...

Senior Rabbi Backs Mel Gibson's Passion Of Christ

MEL GIBSON's controversial new film THE PASSION OF CHRIST has found an unlikely defender in a senior American rabbi. RABBI A JAMES RUDIN has urged people not to boycott the movie, which has enraged...

Gibson 'To Launch Legal Action' Against New York Post

MEL GIBSON is reportedly in talks with his legal team after discovering THE NEW YORK POST newspaper screened a bootleg copy of his controversial movie THE PASSION OF CHRIST to a panel of religious leaders....

Gibson's Riggs To Die In Lethal Weapon 5?

MEL GIBSON is reportedly returning to make a fifth and final LETHAL WEAPON film - so his character can be killed off. According to Hollywood sources, 47-year-old Mel is poised to sign on as...

Mel Gibson To Launch Sitcom Inspired By His Family

Hollywood star MEL GIBSON is working on a television sitcom inspired by his life as a father of six boys. The LETHAL WEAPON actor is developing a pilot show - about a working-class single...

Crowe: 'I'm Not A Bloke'

RUSSELL CROWE is trying to dismantle his hardman reputation by claiming he's "not a bloke" - and revealing his acting inspiration is a woman. The GLADIATOR hunk is famed for his macho behaviour on...

Downey Jr Brings Experience To The Singing Detective

ROBERT DOWNEY JR found it easy to relate to the bedridden character he portrays in new movie THE SINGING DETECTIVE, because it mirrors his own struggle with drugs and alcohol. The 38-year-old actor credits...

Gibson's Passion To Open On Ash Wednesday

MEL GIBSON's upcoming epic THE PASSION OF CHRIST will hit American cinemas on 25 February (04) - which is the Christian calendar's Ash Wednesday. The controversial film - which chronicles the last few days...

Jesus Star Hit By Lightning

The hunky actor who stars as JESUS CHRIST in MEL GIBSON's controversial new movie was struck by lightning on the set. JIM CAVIEZEL, who escaped injury, was filming THE PASSION OF CHRIST near Rome,...

Gibson In Talks Over Passion Distribution

Controversial director MEL GIBSON is in negotiations with film company NEWMARKET FILMS over the distributions rights to his upcoming epic THE PASSION OF CHRIST. The MAD MAX actor had been struggling to find a...

Mel Gibson To Use British Aircraft Carrier

Movie superstar MEL GIBSON is set to star in a modernised version of British historical hero ADMIRAL LORD NELSON's life. The filming of BLIND EYE will feature a ROYAL NAVY aircraft carrier used on...

Mel Gibson's Christ Film Renamed

MEL GIBSON has been forced to rename his controversial epic about the last hours of JESUS, because it shared its name with another new movie. Gibson's picture will now be called THE PASSION OF...

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