Music, Movie and Entertainment News 1st December 2003

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Connelly's Son Prepares For Politics At Six

1st December 2003 2:13

OSCAR winner JENNIFER CONNELLY's six-year-old son KAI is showing signs of becoming a great thinker - because he's already considering a career as a...

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Nigella Lawson Eyes Political Career

1st December 2003 2:13

Celebrity cook NIGELLA LAWSON is planning to carve out a career in politics, just like her famous father. The DOMESTIC GODDESS beauty is the...

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Chasing Amy Star Arrested

1st December 2003 2:13

CHASING AMY actress JOEY LAUREN ADAMS was been arrested by San Diego, California police on Friday (28NOV03) on suspicion of drunken driving. The...

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Crowe Marriage Vibes

1st December 2003 2:13

GLADIATOR star RUSSELL CROWE would have proposed to new wife DANIELLE SPENCER long before he actually did - but the Australian beauty kept giving...

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Pfeiffer Returns To Caa

1st December 2003 2:13

Movie beauty MICHELLE PFEIFFER has returned to her former management company CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY (CAA) marking her third representation change...

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Beckham's Obe Taunts

1st December 2003 2:13

British soccer ace DAVID BECKHAM is being mercilessly teased by his teammates at Spanish club REAL MADRID after receiving an ORDER OF THE BRITISH...

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Harry Potter Triumphs At Children's Baftas

1st December 2003 2:13

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS has been crowned most popular film at the BRITISH ACADEMY CHILDREN'S FILM AND TELEVISION AWARDS. The...

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Cruise Confirms Kidman And Kravitz Romance

1st December 2003 2:13

The blossoming romance between NICOLE KIDMAN and LENNY KRAVITZ has been accidentally confirmed - by her ex-husband TOM CRUISE. Cruise was being...

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Spiteri: Stella Mccartney's Wedding Was Wonderful

1st December 2003 2:13

TEXAS beauty SHARLEEN SPITERI enjoyed every minute of pal STELLA McCARTNEY's recent wedding - because the bride had made special provisions for...

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Geldof's Painful Tour

1st December 2003 2:13

Rocker BOB GELDOF is finding his current tour very difficult because he has to sing songs about painful times in his life every night. The...

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Brown Raises $3.4 Million For Charity

1st December 2003 2:13

Soul legend JAMES BROWN raised an incredible $3.4 million (GBP2 million) for sick children at a charity concert in London on Saturday night...

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Tito Jackson: I Would Shun Michael If He Was Guilty

1st December 2003 2:13

MICHAEL JACKSON's brother TITO is certain that his sibling is innocent of child molestation allegations levelled against him - as he would turn his...

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Beyonce: My Family Stay Out Of My Love Life

1st December 2003 2:13

Sexy singer BEYONCE KNOWLES has rubbished reports her deeply-religious family disapprove of her romance with bad boy rapper JAY-Z, insisting they...

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Celine Dion's Father Dies

1st December 2003 2:13

Singer CELINE DION's father has died aged 80, his family has announced. ADHEMAR DION passed away in his sleep yesterday (30NOV03) after a long...

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Sophie Ellis-bextor Is Pregnant

1st December 2003 2:13

Pop beauty SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR is pregnant with her first child, months after meeting her new lover RICHARD JONES. The MURDER ON THE DANCEFLOOR...

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Ozzy Osbourne: I Was Sexually Abused As A Child

1st December 2003 2:13

Rocker OZZY OSBOURNE suffered two years of sexual abuse as a child but was too afraid to report the horrific attacks. The former BLACK SABBATH...

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Tommy Lee Learns Apache

1st December 2003 9:13

TOMMY LEE JONES learned Apache for his new movie THE MISSING. The movie star felt it necessary to learn native American dialect to play a...

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Firth Felt Like A Dirty Old Man

1st December 2003 9:13

BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY star COLIN FIRTH was left reeling on the set of his new movie when he realised his love interest was only 18. Although the...

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Myers Stays On Top

1st December 2003 9:13

MIKE MYERS' family comedy DR SEUSS' THE CAT IN THE HAT continues its reign at the top of the American box office, narrowly beating off EDDIE...

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Bond Girl Wins Style Award

1st December 2003 9:13

Former BOND girl MICHELLE YEOH has picked up top honours at the MTV STYLE AWARDS in Shanghai, China, on Saturday night (29NOV03). The CROUCHING...

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Arnie + Branson Join Forces

1st December 2003 9:13

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER has joined forces with VIRGIN boss RICHARD BRANSON to set up a Los Angeles base for his airline. Branson is considering...

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Nicole Jokes Wedding Dress Cursed Her Marriage

1st December 2003 9:13

NICOLE KIDMAN jokes she brought bad luck on her marriage to TOM CRUISE by buying a wedding dress seven years before her big day. The actress...

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Billy Graham Gives Gibson's Jesus Film A Boost

1st December 2003 9:13

MEL GIBSON has found unlikely support as he fights criticism about the renamed THE PASSION OF CHRIST - evangelist BILLY GRAHAM. The film, which...

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Rappers + R+b Stars Join Forces To Dub Martial Arts Movie

1st December 2003 9:13

SNOOP DOGG, METHOD MAN and MYA are among the stars who'll voiceover characters in a new MTV martial arts movie. South Korean kung-fu film...

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Lance Moves To Los Angeles

1st December 2003 9:13

'N SYNC star-turned-wannabe astronaut LANCE BASS will be looking up at the stars from Hollywood, after buying a new home in Los Angeles. The...

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Country Stars Champion Animal Right

1st December 2003 9:13

DOLLY PARTON and EMMYLOU HARRIS have teamed up with animal rights group PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA) to film new public...

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Last Wilburn Brother Dies

1st December 2003 9:13

The last surviving member of country legends THE WILBURN BROTHERS, TEDDY WILBURN, has died, aged 71. The Wilburns had their own hit TV show, THE...

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Peabo's Treasures Auctioned Off

1st December 2003 9:13

Soul star PEABO BRYSON's belongings are to be auctioned off so America's Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can reclaim the $1 million (GBP588,000) he...

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Oprah + Branson Join 30,000 At Free Concert

1st December 2003 9:13

OPRAH WINFREY and VIRGIN boss RICHARD BRANSON were among the 30,000 people who packed Cape Town, South Africa's GREENPOINT STADIUM on Saturday...

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Justin Regrets Stones Show

1st December 2003 9:13

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE regrets opening for the ROLLING STONES at their Toronto, Canada, benefit concert this summer (03) - because he felt totally out...

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Jackson Investigators Bugged

1st December 2003 9:13

Detectives investigating MICHAEL JACKSON on charges of molestation claim their offices have been bugged, and are warning the perpetrators they'll...

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Coogan Involved In Far East Spat

1st December 2003 14:08

Comic STEVE COOGAN was so furious when a Chinese man spat at him whilst he was shooting his new film, the pair became embroiled in a nasty fight. ...

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Beckham Voted Sexiest Man In The World

1st December 2003 14:08

Soccer superstar DAVID BECKHAM and screen beauty JENNIFER LOPEZ have been crowned the world's sexiest man and woman, according to a new global...

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Jolie's Embarrassing Entrance

1st December 2003 14:08

OSCAR-winner ANGELINA JOLIE thrilled her BEYOND BORDERS chauffeur - by getting in his car topless. The sexy screen star used to place her son...

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Coogan's Historical Walk

1st December 2003 14:08

British actor STEVE COOGAN has cemented his name in history - he's the first person to be filmed walking the Great Wall Of China. The Chinese...

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David Beckham's Ad Error

1st December 2003 14:08

Soccer star DAVID BECKHAM made an embarrassing blunder on the set of a TV advert when he mistook an actor for a genuine estate agent. REAL...

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Ralph Fiennes + Uma Thurman Voted Worst Double Act

1st December 2003 14:08

THE AVENGERS stars RALPH FIENNES and UMA THURMAN have been voted the worst movie double act of all time, by critics at a British film magazine. ...

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Grant Won't Quit The Single Life

1st December 2003 14:08

LOVE ACTUALLY star HUGH GRANT has destroyed his girlfriend's hopes of a long-term relationship, because he's constantly "changing sexual...

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Donny Osmond Is Brighton-bound

1st December 2003 14:08

Former child superstar DONNY OSMOND is so sick of splashing out on hotel rooms when he tours Britain, he wants to purchase a home there. The...

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Led Zeppelin To Lure Tourists To Wales

1st December 2003 14:08

Lyrics by legendary rockers LED ZEPPELIN are being used to persuade tourists to visit Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. The WHOLE LOTTA...

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Cher Hates Her Voice

1st December 2003 14:08

Veteran pop singer CHER may be one of the world's most famous singers, but she still cringes at the sound of her own voice. The 57-year-old star...

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Emma Bunton + Jade Jones Party Together

1st December 2003 14:08

Former SPICE GIRL EMMA BUNTON has been spotted leaving a London club with her ex-boyfriend JADE JONES - even though she's insisted they've split. ...

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Ozzy: I Hated Myself For Beating My Wife

1st December 2003 14:08

Rock wildman OZZY OSBOURNE endured years of self-loathing as a result of beating his wife SHARON. The BLACK SABBATH star - who infamously tried...

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Keating: Boyzone May Reunite

1st December 2003 14:08

Pop hunk RONAN KEATING wants to reunite BOYZONE, despite previously refusing to ever work with the boyband again. The 26-year-old's change of...

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No Sex Or Drugs On Daniel Bedingfield's Tour

1st December 2003 14:08

Sensible singer DANIEL BEDINGFIELD has enforced a strict regime of no sex, drink or drugs on tour. The GOTTA GET THRU THIS star refuses to...

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Dido Slams Near-naked Stars

1st December 2003 14:08

British chart star DIDO has blasted female singers for wearing skimpy outfits onstage, because it dents their credibility. The LIFE FOR RENT...

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Justin Says No To Superman

1st December 2003 14:08

Superstar JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE has turned down the lead role in the troubled SUPERMAN movie. The project has been beset by problems - actors JUDE...

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Et Bike Flight Voted Most Magical Moment

1st December 2003 17:30

The bike flight finale to ET: THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL has topped a poll of magical movie moments. The scene from the STEVEN SPIELBERG-directed...

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Hurley Gives Muhammad Ali Achievement Award

1st December 2003 17:30

Actress ELIZABETH HURLEY presented boxing legend MUHAMMAD ALI with a lifetime achievement award in Hamburg, Germany last Thursday (27NOV03) - and...

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Things That They Say:

1st December 2003 17:30

"I think I'd probably draw the line at opening a supermarket." LORD OF THE RINGS' star and ACADEMY AWARD nominee CATE BLANCHETT on how far she'd go...

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Luke Perry To Star In Stage When Harry Met Sally

1st December 2003 17:30

TV hunk LUKE PERRY is stepping into BILLY CRYSTAL's shoes by starring in the stage version of hit movie WHEN HARRY MET SALLY next year (04). The...

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Jackie Collins: I Know Producers Who Demand Oral Sex

1st December 2003 17:30

Raunchy novelist JACKIE COLLINS has lifted the lid on sleazy Hollywood producers who demand oral sex from young starlets in return for parts in...

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Cruise's Christmas Cheer

1st December 2003 17:30

Movie hunk TOM CRUISE is looking forward to Christmas this year (25DEC03) - because he and lover PENELOPE CRUZ will be surrounded by their close...

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Furnish: Beckhams Marriage Is 'Fine'

1st December 2003 17:30

DAVID FURNISH has dismissed reports his pop star pal VICTORIA BECKHAM's marriage to soccer superstar DAVID BECKHAM is in trouble. David - who is...

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100,000 Turn Out For Lord Of The Rings Premiere

1st December 2003 17:30

The world premiere of THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING has brought an amazing 100,000 fans to the streets of Wellington, New...

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David Furnish: I'd Hate To Be Single Again

1st December 2003 17:30

SIR ELTON JOHN's lover DAVID FURNISH hopes he never splits up with the pop star - because he'd hate to be single again. The film producer - who...

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Spiteri Teams Up With Robbie's Ex

1st December 2003 17:30

TEXAS singer SHARLEEN SPITERI has teamed up with ROBBIE WILLIAMS' former songwriting partner GUY CHAMBERS to work on her band's new album. ...

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Keys Refuses To Shed Clothes

1st December 2003 17:30

GRAMMY award-winning singer ALICIA KEYS refuses to wear skimpy clothes on stage - because she's afraid her breasts might pop out. Unlike her...

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Bob Geldof: My Celebrity Brings People To My Gigs

1st December 2003 17:30

SIR BOB GELDOF knows most people come see him perform live because of his celebrity - but hopes to convert them to his music by the end of the...

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Stevens Denies Split Publicity Stunt

1st December 2003 17:30

Pop beauty RACHEL STEVENS has denied speculation her split with TV actor JEREMY EDWARDS in September (03) was a publicity stunt. As the...

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Texas Singer's Blondie Joy

1st December 2003 17:30

Singer SHARLEEN SPITERI's most precious possession is the dress pal DEBBIE HARRY wore in BLONDIE's HEART OF GLASS video. The TEXAS frontwoman...

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Wu-tang Plan To Reform For New Album + Tour

1st December 2003 17:30

Legendary hip-hop collective WU-TANG CLAN plan to reform and record a new album next year (04). The GRAVELPIT group - who haven't worked...

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Diddy Tries Keep Kissing Photos Out Of The Press

1st December 2003 17:30

Hip-hop mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS is reportedly trying to buy up photographs of him kissing a mystery blonde, in an attempt to stop his...

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Soulja Slim Murdered

1st December 2003 17:30

Hip-hop star SOULJA SLIM has been shot dead on his mother's front lawn in New Orleans, America. The solo artist - who has also worked with...

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Wrestler Mankind Gets His Own Cop Show

1st December 2003 21:15

American wrestler MICK 'MANKIND' FOLEY is in negotiations to star in his own TV action series. The bearded WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT ring...

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The Cat Is Back - By A Whisker

1st December 2003 21:15

LATEST: DR SEUSS' THE CAT IN THE HAT has kicked off December (03) in style by reclaiming its top spot in the American movie charts. Movie...

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Rosanna Gets A Tv Show

1st December 2003 21:15

ROSANNA ARQUETTE is set to join the ranks of movie stars with their own TV series after signing on to front a new sitcom. Arquette - the sister...

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Jack Heads For Alaska

1st December 2003 21:15

Recovering drug addict JACK OSBOURNE is planning to spend Christmas onboard GREENPEACE flagship THE RAINBOW WARRIOR in Alaska. The teenage son...

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Disney Retires Amid Boardroom Row

1st December 2003 21:15

DISNEY boss ROY DISNEY has been forced to resign by the film company's board of directors, and he wants to take CEO MICHAEL EISNER with him. ...

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Martine's Playboy Offer

1st December 2003 21:15

LOVE ACTUALLY beauty MARTINE McCUTCHEON is the latest celebrity to be offered the chance to pose nude in legendary adult magazine PLAYBOY. The...

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Dench Slams Affleck's Pay Packet

1st December 2003 21:15

British acting legend JUDI DENCH is disgusted at the huge amount of money earned by up-and-coming Hollywood stars like BEN AFFLECK. The...

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Vatican Asks To See Gibson's Christ Movie

1st December 2003 21:15

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...

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Madonna Repeats Book Success

1st December 2003 21:15

MADONNA's second children's book, MR PEABODY'S APPLES, has repeated the success of her debut, THE ENGLISH ROSES - by topping America's literary...

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Elvis Is Set For Broadway

1st December 2003 21:15

ELVIS PRESLEY's music will be the centrepiece of a new Broadway, New York, musical, set for 2005. Twenty of THE KING's tunes will feature in ALL...

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The White Stripes Make Album Of The Year

1st December 2003 21:15

THE WHITE STRIPES' ELEPHANT has been named best album of 2003 by Britain's influential Q magazine. BLUR'S THINK TANK and THE MARS VOLTA's album...

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Missy Elliott Looks To Riverdance For New Video

1st December 2003 21:15

Wacky hip-hop star MISSY ELLIOTT wanted her new single's video to really stand out from the crowd - so opted for a RIVERDANCE style jig. The...

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Beyonce's Stage Healing

1st December 2003 21:15

Whenever BEYONCE KNOWLES finds herself depressed by the pressures of fame she performs live to reignite her passion for music. The DESTINY'S...

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Stevens Defends 'Ogre' Fuller

1st December 2003 21:15

Sexy singer RACHEL STEVENS has vehemently defended her controversial manager SIMON FULLER from accusations he "ripped off" her former band S...

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Texas Singer Wants More Kids

1st December 2003 21:15

TEXAS frontwoman SHARLEEN SPITERI is hoping to add to her brood soon, after having given birth to her first child MISTY KYD last year (09SEP03). ...

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Cam'ron Unhappy With R Kelly

1st December 2003 21:15

Rapper CAM'RON is furious with R KELLY after the troubled R+B star failed to honour an agreement to appear on his forthcoming album, PURPLE HAZE. ...

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