Celebrity Gossip, Music, Movie and Entertainment News 20th May 2003

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Thai Royals Tell Epic Tale On The Big Screen

20th May 2003 1:44

Thailand's royal family have entered the movie business with an epic film about the country's war-torn past. The Asian country's QUEEN SIRIKIT...

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Pamela Anderson's Sex Talk Blues

20th May 2003 1:44

Sexy screen star PAMELA ANDERSON is finding her sons' rapid development terrifying - because the time is nearing for her to talk to them about the...

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Hairspray Stiffs Drama Desk Competition

20th May 2003 1:44

Hit musical HAIRSPRAY beat out the competition at Sunday's (18MAY03) DRAMA DESK awards, capturing 10 honours - a take exceeded only by THE...

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Affleck Loved Kinky Daredevil Suit

20th May 2003 1:44

DAREDEVIL star BEN AFFLECK jokes the costume he wore for the film may have given him a taste for Sado Masochism. Affleck - who is engaged to...

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Keanu Put Trust In Matrix Writers

20th May 2003 1:44

Hollywood hunk KEANU REEVES agreed to appear in the second and third installments of action trilogy THE MATRIX - even though he hadn't read the...

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Clumsy Zellweger's On-set Accidents

20th May 2003 1:44

Hollywood star RENEE ZELLWEGER literally put her life on the line for new movie DOWN WITH LOVE - when she slipped on a steep staircase. The...

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Wahlberg Declares The Italian Job His Best Ever Movie

20th May 2003 1:44

Hollywood hunk MARK WAHLBERG has declared his upcoming movie THE ITALIAN JOB the best film he's ever made. Wahlberg says the high-speed heist...

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Kidman To Quit Acting When She Falls In Love

20th May 2003 1:44

OSCAR winning beauty NICOLE KIDMAN plans to give up acting when she falls in love again - because she finds the movie industry so draining. The...

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Rod Stewart Snubs Girlfriend's Fitness Video

20th May 2003 1:44

Veteran rocker ROD STEWART refused to appear in his model girlfriend PENNY LANCASTER's work out video - because it was too "girlie". The...

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Fans Gather For Bing Crosby Festivities

20th May 2003 1:44

Fans of BING CROSBY descended on Washington state for a weekend BING BASH celebrating the late star's 100th birthday - with Brits making up a big...

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Hagar Supports New York Firefighters With Free Show

20th May 2003 1:44

Rocker SAMMY HAGAR loaned moral support to New York City's firefighters - by putting on a free show for them. Hagar and his band, the WABORITAS,...

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Nugent Gig Axed Over Alleged Racial Slurs

20th May 2003 1:44

LATEST: Derogatory racial remarks made by veteran rocker TED NUGENT have cost him a gig in Michigan, America. Festival officials at the MUSKEGON...

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Ex Rolling Stone Wyman To Be Dad Again

20th May 2003 1:44

Former ROLLING STONES bassist BILL WYMAN is to become a dad again at the age of 66 - and is delighted at the fact he's still fertile. The ageing...

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Macy Gets Animated

20th May 2003 1:44

Soul singer MACY GRAY is to develop and star in a new cartoon series based upon her childhood experiences. The gravel-voiced diva has reportedly...

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New Jersey Calls On Springsteen And Bon Jovi For Help

20th May 2003 1:44

Politically-minded stadium rockers BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and JON BON JOVI have been asked by New Jersey officials to help them raise cash for a new...

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Metallica Song Used To Interrogate Iraqis

20th May 2003 1:44

Tracks by rock band METALLICA are being aired by American interrogators in war-torn Baghdad - in a bid to break Iraqi captives. Officials say...

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Tv Host To Wed Lucky Couple At Premiere

20th May 2003 9:30

American TV newsman MARK STEINES has been ordained a minister, so he can officially marry a lucky couple at a movie premiere. An unnamed pair...

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Walker's A Mechanic As Far As His Daughter Is Concerned

20th May 2003 9:30

Movie hunk PAUL WALKER's four-year-old daughter is convinced her dad mends cars for a living - after visiting him on the set of FAST + FURIOUS...

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Cybill Admits To Plastic Surgery

20th May 2003 9:30

Ex-MOONLIGHTING star CYBILL SHEPHERD has confessed to having had cosmetic surgery - as a seven-year-old. The actress had to have emergency work...

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Wahlberg Bullied Into Stunts

20th May 2003 9:30

Actor MARK WAHLBERG was forced to perform dare-devil stunts in new movie THE ITALIAN JOB - because sexy co-star CHARLIZE THERON branded him a...

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Berry Is The Top Babe

20th May 2003 9:30

Actress HALLE BERRY is the sexiest woman in the world, according to a new poll by American men's magazine FHM. The OSCAR-winner ousts tennis...

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Luc Besson Dad For The Fourth Time

20th May 2003 9:30

French film director LUC BESSON has become a dad for the fourth time. His girlfriend VIRGINIA SYLLA gave birth to a baby girl - SATINE, 11 days...

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Kidman And Director's Dogville Bust-up

20th May 2003 9:30

NICOLE KIDMAN spent three hours screaming at DOGVILLE director LARS VON TRIER on the film's Swedish set - so she could get to grips with her...

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Paula Abdul's Top Gun

20th May 2003 9:30

AMERICAN IDOL judge PAULA ABDUL's has a powerful new beau - he owns 30 per cent of gun company SMITH + WESSON. The eighties pop star has been...

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Lonestar To Honour Former Pows

20th May 2003 9:30

LONESTAR's performance at Wednesday's (21MAY03) ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS will honour the show's special guests - former prisoners of war...

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Kung Fu Cover For Lou Reed

20th May 2003 9:30

Rocker LOU REED is the odd cover star of Los Angeles martial arts magazine KUNG FU QIGONG (corr). The former VELVET UNDERGROUND star has become...

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June Carter Cash Death Leaves Void For Johnny

20th May 2003 9:30

Friends of JOHNNY CASH fear for the legendary singer after the death of his wife JUNE CARTER CASH last week (15MAY03). Pal and neighbour...

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Joan Osborne Wakes The Dead

20th May 2003 9:30

ONE OF US singer JOAN OSBORNE has signed up to front the reformed GRATEFUL DEAD on tour this summer (03) - and she's terrified. The singer, who...

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Nelly The Victim Of Charity Fraud

20th May 2003 9:30

Rapper NELLY's efforts to find a bone marrow donor for his sister have fallen foul of imposters trying to steal money meant for the cause. ...

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Michael Jackson Requests Secret Deposition

20th May 2003 9:30

Pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON wants a secret location for his upcoming deposition in a copyright infringement lawsuit. The 44-year-old BAD...

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Pearl Jam Rockers Confirm Split With Label

20th May 2003 9:30

Rockers PEARL JAM have split from record label EPIC - their home since their 1991 debut. The issue was addressed in the latest PEARL JAM RUMOUR...

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Emily's Dad Not Shocked

20th May 2003 13:53

EMILY MORTIMER's author father JOHN is an open-minded man - he was perfectly happy to watch his daughter having saucy on-screen sex with EWAN...

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Arnie Splashes Out On Gondola Trip

20th May 2003 13:53

TERMINATOR star ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER has spent $30,000 (GBP20,000) whisking his wife off for a romantic gondola trip in Venice. The Hollywood...

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All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy

20th May 2003 13:53

Wildman of Hollywood JACK NICHOLSON partying days are numbered - he's "running out of energy". The three-times OSCAR winner has always left a...

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Jack Osbourne's Soccer Therapy

20th May 2003 13:53

Reality TV star JACK OSBOURNE has enlisted the help of his favourite soccer team to ease his spell in rehabilitation. The son of former BLACK...

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Keanu's Banned Band

20th May 2003 13:53

MATRIX star KEANU REEVES has put his music career on the back burner - they're officially "hibernating". The Hollywood star has been singing...

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Douglas Dinner Raises Charity Cash

20th May 2003 13:53

Two couples have forked out $262,500 (GBP175,000) to have dinner with Hollywood couple MICHAEL DOUGLAS and CATHERINE ZETA-JONES. The mystery...

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Taylor Going To French Riviera To Snare A Man

20th May 2003 13:53

Insatiable actress DAME ELIZABETH TAYLOR is jetting out to France's CANNES FILM FESTIVAL in an attempt to net a man. Living legend Taylor - as...

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Leo And Gisele Back Together

20th May 2003 13:53

Hollywood heart throb LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is back in the arms of his on/off girlfriend, Brazilian supermodel GISELE BUNDCHEN. The TITANIC hunk...

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Tom Cruise Blamed For Scaring Tourists

20th May 2003 13:53

A British Government minister has launched an astonishing attack on TOM CRUISE - accusing Hollywood stars of encouraging paranoia about travelling...

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Hudson Sars Fears

20th May 2003 13:53

Hollywood actress KATE HUDSON's new film has been delayed - following fears she was suffering from the SARS virus. ALMOST FAMOUS starlet Hudson...

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Keating's Road Trip

20th May 2003 13:53

Former BOYZONE singer RONAN KEATING's attempt to walk across Ireland for charity is being hampered by legions of screaming fans. The Irish star...

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Nick Caves In To Religion

20th May 2003 13:53

Macabre Australian-born NICK CAVE's new album was inspired by God. The rocker - who once duetted with KYLIE MINOGUE - admits religion is a huge...

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Justin's 24 Romance Rubbished

20th May 2003 13:53

The truth about JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE's reported romance with 24 actress ELISHA CUTHBERT has been revealed - she's actually dating the singer's...

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Tatu Fear For Eurovision

20th May 2003 13:53

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST organisers are so terrified TATU will perform a lesbian publicity stunt on stage they've prepared a pre-recorded film ready...

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Robbie Williams' 99 Red Balloons

20th May 2003 13:53

British pop prince ROBBIE WILLIAMS is planning a spectacular chart duet with 80s German pop star NENA. The MILLENNIUM hitmaker approached the...

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Jack Nicholson Berates His Short Fuse

20th May 2003 16:56

Hollywood legend JACK NICHOLSON thinks he could learn a few things from his current film ANGER MANAGEMENT - as he believes his short fuse has...

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Juliette Binoche Can't Get Enough Of Hollywood

20th May 2003 16:56

French actress JULIETTE BINOCHE currently can't get enough of Hollywood - she will act in three American films before the end of 2003. The...

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Baldwin Speaks Out For Peta

20th May 2003 16:56

Hollywood star ALEC BALDWIN is spearheading a campaign for animal rights advocates PETA. Baldwin, who has long been a friend of the PEOPLE FOR...

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Potter Book Looks Set To Break Records

20th May 2003 16:56

The American publishers of JK ROWLING's HARRY POTTER books says the fifth book in the series, HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX will break...

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Matrix Producer Refutes Violent Links

20th May 2003 16:56

The producer of THE MATRIX films has dismissed stories linking the movies with violent behaviour in America. There have been reports that fans...

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Sophie Dahl Nets Starring Role

20th May 2003 16:56

English Rose model SOPHIE DAHL has landed the lead in new British movie THE MISTRESS. Dahl has had cameos in several films before, including...

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Simon Cowell Sued Over American Idol

20th May 2003 16:56

AMERICAN IDOL judge SIMON COWELL is being sued for $300 million (GBP200 million) by a man who claims he came up with the idea of the TV talent...

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Ewan Mcgregor Stands By Paparazzi Attack

20th May 2003 16:56

LATEST: Scottish actor EWAN McGREGOR has defended his vitriolic attack on paparazzi photographers. At a screening of his film YOUNG ADAM at the...

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Michael Douglas Shows Off Baby Photos

20th May 2003 16:56

Proud father MICHAEL DOUGLAS gave a glimpse of his new baby daughter at the premiere of his other new baby - movie THE IN-LAWS. Douglas was...

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Morrissey's Cheesey Demo

20th May 2003 16:56

Former SMITHS star MORRISSEY has found a way of getting vegetarian British cheese in Los Angeles - direct action. The MEAT IS MURDER hitmaker...

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Chrissie Hynde's Bad Behaviour

20th May 2003 16:56

Animal rights activist and PRETENDERS singer CHRISSIE HYNDE kicked the windows out of a police car when she was arrested - but now admits she was...

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David Gray 'Robbed' By Robbie Williams

20th May 2003 16:56

WHITE LADDER hitmaker DAVID GRAY believes he was robbed of an award by ROBBIE WILLIAMS at this year's (FEB03) BRIT AWARDS. The BABYLON singer...

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Rod Stewart Stuck In The Middle

20th May 2003 16:56

Ageing Casanova ROD STEWART was put in a tough spot last night (19MAY03) when his ex-wife RACHEL HUNTER turned up to a celebrity bash which he and...

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Chemical Brothers Release Greatest Hits

20th May 2003 16:56

British dance music veterans THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS are to release a compilation of their singles. The album, entitled, THE SINGLES 1993-03, will...

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Craig David Lays Down London Roots

20th May 2003 16:56

R'n'B sensation CRAIG DAVID is set to buy the penthouse suite in the one-time London headquarters of the British secret services. The WHAT'S...

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Billy Joel: I'm Not An Alcoholic

20th May 2003 16:56

UPTOWN GIRL singer BILLY JOEL has spoken of his battle with drink - but insists he is not an alcoholic. The INNOCENT MAN says he checked himself...

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Pink Floyd Guitarist Helps Homeless

20th May 2003 16:56

Big-hearted PINK FLOYD guitarist DAVE GILMOUR has pumped $5.4 million (GBP3.6 million) into an "urban village" for the homeless in London. The...

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Christina Aguilera Buys Glass House

20th May 2003 16:56

CHRISTINA AGUILERA has bought a $5.5 million (GBP3.7 million) all-glass house overlooking Hollywood's Sunset Strip. The BEAUTIFUL singer...

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Wahlberg's Eternal Home Construction

20th May 2003 21:19

Hollywood hunk MARK WAHLBERG is annoyed with the ongoing construction on his Hollywood home - because it's still incomplete after two years. ...

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Nicholson Took Job With Kubrick As A Challenge

20th May 2003 21:19

Big screen legend JACK NICHOLSON accepted his tormented role in 1980 movie THE SHINING as a personal test of character. The actor - who first...

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Bad News For Martha Stewart

20th May 2003 21:19

LATEST: American lifestyle queen MARTHA STEWART was served a double dose of bad news yesterday (19MAY03) - she was portrayed as a manipulative...

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Polanski Tops Deauville Jury

20th May 2003 21:19

Director ROMAN POLANSKI is set to judge films from the very country he fled decades ago - when he takes on the role of jury president at France's...

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Jack Seeks A Woman Of Substance

20th May 2003 21:19

Triple OSCAR winner JACK NICHOLSON has never settled down - because he is yet to find a woman who is his equal. The star of ONE FLEW OVER THE...

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Oprah Extends Show Contract Once More

20th May 2003 21:19

Billionaire talk show host OPRAH WINFREY has signed a contract that will keep her hit TV programme on the air until 2008. The announcement, made...

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Zeta-jones Leaves Babysitting Duties To Tee Off

20th May 2003 21:19

OSCAR-winning CHICAGO star CATHERINE ZETA-JONES left her baby daughter CARYS at home in Bermuda to join her husband MICHAEL DOUGLAS in Las Vegas...

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Cast Cut To Save The Practice

20th May 2003 21:19

Legal drama THE PRACTICE is poised to return to TV screens for at least one more season - but the hit show's cast has been drastically cut. ...

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Spike Lee Slams Rappers

20th May 2003 21:19

Outspoken film-maker SPIKE LEE has slammed rappers like 50 CENT - accusing them of damaging the next generation of children. Speaking at the...

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Actor Chong Sues Over Matrix Role

20th May 2003 21:19

Actor MARCUS CHONG has sued the makers of THE MATRIX for allegedly reneging on a promise to recast him as a freedom fighter in the 1999 sci-fi...

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Lou Reed Smiles Shock!

20th May 2003 21:19

Stoney-faced rock legend LOU REED has been caught laughing on camera by German filmmaker WIM WENDERS. The WALK ON THE WILD SIDE singer is famed...

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Jumbo Debut For Radiohead

20th May 2003 21:19

RADIOHEAD have found a new way to debut their videos - on the Times Square jumbotron in New York. The cult group have chosen to steer clear of...

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David Gray Vs Chris Martin: Battle Of The Sensitive Songwriters

20th May 2003 21:19

Women prefer singer-songwriter DAVID GRAY to COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN - according to the SAIL AWAY singer himself. Gray jokes his appeal...

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Chrissie Hynde On The State Of The World Today

20th May 2003 21:19

Outspoken PRETENDERS frontwoman CHRISSIE HYNDE has slated the way people treat each other. The HYMN TO HER singer claims everyone is looking to...

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Patti Labelle Set For Songwriters Hall Of Fame Honour

20th May 2003 21:19

Singer PATTI LaBELLE is set to be honoured by the NATIONAL ACADEMY OF POPULAR MUSIC/SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME's 34th annual induction and awards...

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Mtv Slammed Over Robbie Williams Video

20th May 2003 21:19

Music channel MTV has been slammed by watchdogs for airing an uncensored version of ROBBIE WILLIAMS' controversial new video. COME UNDONE...

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50 Cent Fans Spark Chaos In Hollywood

20th May 2003 21:19

Hip-hop star 50 CENT's first concert at Hollywood's HOUSE OF BLUES proved to be a dramatic scene on Sunday night (18MAY03) - with hordes of fans...

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Busta Rhymes Charged With Assault

20th May 2003 21:19

LATEST: Rapper BUSTA RHYMES has been charged with misdemeanour assault and battery as the result of an incident at a bar in Fall River,...

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