Music, Movie and Entertainment News 2nd January 2009

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Celebrity Predictions For 2009

2nd January 2009 7:08

The global economy is on its knees, the war in Iraq is still raging, and global warming is apparently getting worse. Hardly the best way to start off...

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Heath Ledger Was 'Biggest Film Story Of 2008'

2nd January 2009 9:57

The late Heath Ledger has been named the biggest movie news story, best villain and most missed star of 2008 in a new poll.The Australian actor, who...

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Hugh Jackman Pulls Out Of Cleopatra Musical

2nd January 2009 10:19

X-Men star Hugh Jackman has withdrawn from negotiations to star in Cleo, Steven Soderbergh's upcoming rock 'n' roll musical about Cleopatra.It was...

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Celebrity Big Brother 'Not Sanitised' For Tv Return

2nd January 2009 10:41

Despite attracting record complaints in 2007, Celebrity Big Brother will not be "sanitised" for its return to the screen, Channel 4 have claimed.The...

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Isabelle Huppert Named President Of Cannes Jury

2nd January 2009 11:14

French actress Isabelle Huppert has been confirmed as the president of the jury for next year's Cannes Film Festival.The 55-year-old, a two-time...

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Leona To Play Mariah In Musical Biopic?

2nd January 2009 12:09

Songstress MARIAH CAREY would like X-Factor starlet LEONA LEWIS to play her in a musical about her life.The TOUCH MY BODY singer is reported to have...

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Concertgoers Have Sweet Tooth For Madonna's 2008 Tour

2nd January 2009 12:09

Madonna's Sticky and Sweet tour was the highest-grossing series of concerts in 2008, with a massive worldwide haul of $281.6 million (193...

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La Toya Signed Up For Bb After Pulling Out Of Jungle

2nd January 2009 12:09

LA TOYA JACKSON signed up for the latest series of CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER after pulling out of a deal to star in rival reality show I'M A...

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Marley Songwriter Ford Is Dead

2nd January 2009 12:18

The songwriter credited with composing BOB MARLEY's classic hit NO WOMAN, NO CRY has died. Vincent Ford, 68, passed away in hospital in Jamaica last...

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Fascinating Fact 6580

2nd January 2009 12:18

American music fans bought 428.4 million albums in 2008 - 14 per cent down on 2007's 500.5 million.

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Happy New Year For Swift As She Claims Last U.s. Album Chart Top Spot

2nd January 2009 12:18

Teenage country star TAYLOR SWIFT rang in 2009 with America's number one album on Wednesday (31Dec08). The singer's Fearless scored a fourth...

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The Things They Say 10636

2nd January 2009 12:18

"I find it amazing how another artist has taken one of our songs and made it her own. RUN was written during a really dark time for us. How LEONA has...

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Lil Wayne Scores Top Selling Album In America

2nd January 2009 12:18

LIL WAYNE's THA CARTER III has become the first album to top the annual bestsellers list in America without making it to three million sales. The...

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Bass Gives Fishel Wedding Day Jitters

2nd January 2009 12:18

Former 'N SYNC star LANCE BASS has given his ex-girlfriend actress DANIELLE FISHEL second thoughts about walking down the aisle - after she found out...

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Perry Struggled Against Lavigne Label

2nd January 2009 12:18

Pop star KATY PERRY was forced to battle with record label bosses because they originally wanted her to copy AVRIL LAVIGNE. When the I Kissed A Girl...

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Pink + Hart Spend New Year Together

2nd January 2009 12:18

PINK has refused to give up on her relationship with estranged husband CAREY HART - they rang in 2009 together despite having split last year (08). ...

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Brown Honoured With New York City Street Name

2nd January 2009 12:18

Soul legend JAMES BROWN will be honoured with his own New York City street behind the famed Apollo Theater. The block behind the theatre, which...

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Kitt's Daughter Remembers Last Moments

2nd January 2009 12:18

The only daughter of legendary entertainer EARTHA KITT has opened up about the last moments she shared with the star before her tragic death on...

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Gibson Pays End-of-year Tribute To Ledger

2nd January 2009 12:18

MEL GIBSON has paid a touching tribute to fellow Aussie HEATH LEDGER as part of an end-of-year review in a U.S. magazine. The Mad Max star tells...

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Gigandet To Wed Girlfriend

2nd January 2009 12:18

TWILIGHT star CAM GIGANDET is to wed his pregnant girlfriend, according to the actor's father. Jay Gigandet tells America's In Touch Weekly magazine...

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Mystery Writer Westlake Dies

2nd January 2009 12:18

Oscar nominated writer DONALD WESTLAKE has died at the age of 75. The prolific author collapsed on Wednesday (31Dec08) following a suspected heart...

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Salomon Sued Over Assault Claims

2nd January 2009 12:18

PAMELA ANDERSON's ex-husband RICK SALOMON is facing legal action from a woman who has accused him of involvement in an assault at a party. Salomon,...

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Rourke Denies Attacking Penn

2nd January 2009 12:18

MICKEY ROURKE has denied launching a verbal attack on SEAN PENN - after a website alleged the THE WRESTLER star had called his fellow actor...

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Starsky And Hutch Star Hamilton Dies

2nd January 2009 12:18

Former STARSKY AND HUTCH star BERNIE HAMILTON has died aged 80. The actor, who played police captain Harold Dobey in the hit 1970s TV cop series,...

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Blonsky Escapes Assault Charges

2nd January 2009 12:18

HAIRSPRAY actress NIKKI BLONSKY has had assault charges against her dropped after she was accused of brawling with model BIANCA GOLDEN at an airport...

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Valkyrie Bosses 'Face Lawsuit' Over Hitler Globe

2nd January 2009 12:18

Bosses of TOM CRUISE's new movie VALKYRIE are reportedly facing possible legal action over the use of a Nazi prop in the film. The movie, which...

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The Things They Say 10638

2nd January 2009 12:18

"When I got married for the second time, my wife and I made a deal. We agreed that we wouldn't let work separate us. We've stuck to that. I sometimes...

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The Things They Say 10637

2nd January 2009 12:18

"I just wanted to make a living out of it. You know, pay the rent, and enjoy it. But the idea of making lots of money and being this successful...

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Cyrus Plays High School Show On New Year's Eve

2nd January 2009 12:18

MILEY CYRUS rang in 2009 by performing in a high school gym. The teen pop sensation played a short set at Beckman High School in Irvine, California...

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Carrey's Million Dollar Trust Fund For Mccarthy

2nd January 2009 12:18

JIM CARREY has vowed to give his longtime girlfriend JENNY MCCARTHY a financially secure future - after reportedly setting up a $50 million (GBP35...

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Latifah's Jewellery Stolen In $10,000 Holiday Heist

2nd January 2009 12:18

QUEEN LATIFAH has become the victim of thieves, who stole more than $10,000 (GBP6,990) in jewellery from her luxury villa in Tobago. The...

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Allen Dating Older Man?

2nd January 2009 16:22

Singer LILY ALLEN has bagged herself a new man - she is reportedly dating a 45-year-old millionaire art dealer. The Smile hitmaker has been pictured...

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Jackson's 'Fury' Over Knowles Comment

2nd January 2009 16:22

BEYONCE KNOWLES has reportedly upset fellow pop star JANET JACKSON - by implying that her family were not from a high-class background. Knowles...

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Knowles Reclaims Top European Single Spot

2nd January 2009 16:22

BEYONCE KNOWLES has scored another number one - her ballad IF I WERE A BOY has reclaimed the top spot on the European singles chart in its ninth week...

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Lennox Calls For Israel To End Gaza Strikes

2nd January 2009 16:22

Singer ANNIE LENNOX has spoken out against the Israeli bomb strikes on Gaza - calling for an end to the "slaughter and systematic murder" of Arabs...

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Slash Friend Loses Cancer Battle

2nd January 2009 16:22

Former GUNS N' ROSES star SLASH is mourning the death of close friend and promising musician HEATH SAMMONS. Sammons, an aspiring performer and...

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French Actress Huppert Named As Cannes Head

2nd January 2009 16:22

French actress ISABELLE HUPPERT has been appointed the president of the jury for the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. The star, whose career has spanned...

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Blonsky: 'Golden Is Disgusting'

2nd January 2009 16:22

HAIRSPRAY actress NIKKI BLONSKY has slammed model BIANCA GOLDEN following their alleged airport brawl in July (08). The 20-year-old was detained in...

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Winfrey's $365,000 Gift To School

2nd January 2009 16:22

U.S. TV titan OPRAH WINFREY has become a hit with students in Atlanta, Georgia - after she donated $365,000 (GBP243,000) to a school for low-income...

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The Things They Say 10640

2nd January 2009 16:22

"I actually really wanted to cut all my hair off but I knew I would probably cry so instead I got my dad, who's a hairstylist, to shave it on one...

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Fascinating Fact 6581

2nd January 2009 16:22

British rockers THE QUIREBOYS have recorded the official song for U.K. soccer team Blyth Spartans' upcoming cup run. The Spartans face Premier League...

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The Things They Say 10639

2nd January 2009 16:22

"I'm not ready to have children yet. I've always wanted them - but not yet. Mum's been trying to get me to have a happy accident for ages. She says,...

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Morrison Hotel Gallery To Close In Los Angeles

2nd January 2009 16:22

Los Angeles' Morrison Hotel Gallery is to close at the end of January (09) to allow the art space's partners to concentrate on their three New York...

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Tv On The Radio Claim Another Major Album Honour

2nd January 2009 16:22

TV ON THE RADIO's acclaimed DEAR SCIENCE album has topped another leading magazine poll of 2008's best releases. The album beat Lil Wayne's Tha...

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Howard Hughes Guiding Wynn In Las Vegas

2nd January 2009 16:22

Hotel entrepreneur STEVE WYNN is destined to succeed at whatever he does - because he has been guided by the spirit of billionaire HOWARD HUGHES for...

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Piven Finds New Leading Lady

2nd January 2009 16:22

Actor JEREMY PIVEN has discovered a new leading lady - he's reportedly found love with waitress and model ASHLEY CHONTOS. The Entourage star, who...

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Leachman And Black Get 'Intimate' In Office Bath Scene

2nd January 2009 16:22

Ageing Oscar winner CLORIS LEACHMAN will join JACK BLACK for a saucy scene in U.S. comedy show THE OFFICE in 2009. The Young Frankenstein star...

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Hudson Slams 'Not Nice' Paparazzi

2nd January 2009 16:22

KATE HUDSON is so sick of the paparazzi she would love to hit them - because they are "not nice people". The Almost Famous star is relentlessly...

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Craig Reveals Credit Crunch Worries

2nd January 2009 16:22

JAMES BOND star DANIEL CRAIG is worried about the global credit crunch crisis - insisting even Hollywood superstars are not immune from its effects. ...

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Izzard's Hospital Show For Injured Fan

2nd January 2009 16:22

British funnyman EDDIE IZZARD treated a fan injured in the Mumbai terror attacks to a stand-up routine as he recovered at a London hospital. The...

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Fascinating Fact 6582

2nd January 2009 16:22

WALL-E and THE WRESTLER have been named the best films of 2008 by U.S. magazine Entertainment Weekly's top critics LISA SCHWARZBAUM and OWEN...

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The Things They Say 10643

2nd January 2009 16:22

"I've had a baby, so there are certain things that will never be the same. But I don't have to wear a bikini. I don't have to wear a miniskirt."...

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The Things They Say 10642

2nd January 2009 16:22

"Yes, my life is incredible but, oh my God, I have to work at it. It's the same for any working woman. You run and you work, you run and you work,...

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The Things They Say 10641

2nd January 2009 16:22

"I met with one big agent and he goes to me, 'You are so talented!' I said, 'Oh, gosh, thank you. What have you seen me in?' and he said, 'Nothing'....

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Kudrow Traces Family Tree In New Tv Show

2nd January 2009 16:22

Former FRIENDS star LISA KUDROW has learned all about her ancestors who perished in the Holocaust thanks to a stirring new TV series. The actress is...

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Mendes Blasts 'Sexist' Cat-fighting Rumours

2nd January 2009 16:22

Hollywood actress EVA MENDES has accused America's film industry of sexism, complaining that male actors never have to deal with rumours of feuding...

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Cowell To Build Dream Bachelor Pad

2nd January 2009 16:22

Music mogul SIMON COWELL is reportedly splashing out $14.5 million (GBP10 million) to build a dream holiday home in Barbados. The reality TV judge,...

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Dick Clark Still Rings In Ratings

2nd January 2009 18:27

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest , which aired from 11 30 p.m. to 1 00 a.m., remained the most-watched New Year's Eve show...

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New Year Surprises In Tv Ratings

2nd January 2009 18:27

New Year's Day produced some surprising results in the primetime competition. At 8 00 p.m., the last half hour of the Rose Bowl Game drew 13.45...

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Patent Fee Change Would Lower Tv Costs, Says Group

2nd January 2009 18:27

The consumer advocacy group Coalition United to Terminate Financial Abuses of the Television Transition (CUTFATT) says it will petition the FCC to...

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Alternative Press Critics Pick Wall-e

2nd January 2009 18:27

It hardly seems that it would be a likely choice for the film critics who write for the alternative press, but Disney/Pixar's WALL-E has been named...

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Studios' Overseas Revenue Soars

2nd January 2009 18:38

Each of the six major studios grossed more than $1 billion in overseas box-office revenue in 2008, with total grosses estimated at a record $9.9...

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Valkyrie Prop Sets Off Legal Dispute

2nd January 2009 18:38

A San Francisco art collector who owns the original globe of the world that Hitler used during World War II, is threatening to sue Tom Cruise and...

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French Actress Huppert To Head Cannes Jury

2nd January 2009 18:38

Isabelle Huppert has been named to serve as jury president at the 62nd Festival du Cannes, which opens May 13 and runs through May 24. Huppert, who...

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Goldstein 'Dating Model'

2nd January 2009 19:06

ADAM 'DJ AM' GOLDSTEIN is moving on from his relationship with pop star MANDY MOORE - by stepping out with an American model, according to U.S....

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Jonas + Swift Keep Their Distance At New Year's Eve Celebration

2nd January 2009 19:06

JONAS BROTHERS star JOE JONAS and his ex, TAYLOR SWIFT, added to the big chill in New York on New Year's Eve (31Dec08) when they found themselves on...

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Soulja Boy Assaulted

2nd January 2009 19:06

A representative for SOULJA BOY has confirmed reports the rapper was the victim of assault earlier this week (begs29Dec08). Unconfirmed reports...

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Craig: 'Bond Saved Me From Mid-life Crisis'

2nd January 2009 19:06

Actor DANIEL CRAIG is adamant he won't have a mid-life crisis now he has turned 40 - because playing the notorious superspy JAMES BOND lets him live...

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Bardem's Lucky Acting Break

2nd January 2009 19:06

Oscar winner JAVIER BARDEM has Lady Luck on his side - he fell into acting after film bosses spotted him as he escorted his sister to an audition. ...

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Winslet Knew She Would Marry Mendes

2nd January 2009 19:06

Hollywood actress KATE WINSLET experienced love at first sight the day she set eyes on husband SAM MENDES. The Heavenly Creatures star met Mendes in...

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Frost Slams Frost/nixon As 'Fiction'

2nd January 2009 19:06

Veteran journalist DAVID FROST has called FROST/NIXON 'fiction' because movie chiefs changed some of the key historical facts for entertainment...

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Locklear Dui Case Dismissed

2nd January 2009 19:06

2009 is already looking to be a great year for actress HEATHER LOCKLEAR - she has had her driving under the influence case dismissed. The former...

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Anastacia: 'Fame Is Harder Than Cancer'

2nd January 2009 19:06

Pop star ANASTACIA finds dealing with life as a celebrity harder than her recent battle with breast cancer - because she has "never loved" fame. The...

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Veteran Rockers Quo Outdo Take That

2nd January 2009 19:06

Rockers STATUS QUO have been named the hardest working band in the U.K. - after notching up the most arena concerts in 2008. The Rockin' All Over...

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The Things The Say:

2nd January 2009 19:06

"I haven't heard anything, but then I'm not answering my phone." DANIEL CRAIG isn't keen to begin preparations for his next outing as JAMES BOND.

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The Things They Say 10646

2nd January 2009 19:06

"I'd feel better about myself if I did stomach crunches, but I don't." COURTENEY COX's five-weekly cardio sessions with her trainer aren't enough to...

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The Things They Say 10645

2nd January 2009 19:06

"I eat sensibly and I don't stuff down chocolate biscuits. I don't go to the gym because I don't have time, but I do Pilates workout DVDs for 20...

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The Things They Say 10644

2nd January 2009 19:06

"Most people can say to their partners, 'How was your day at work?' I have to say, 'Are you getting sued? Have you been arrested? Are you in jail?...

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Emotional Winslet Sick On Set

2nd January 2009 19:06

KATE WINSLET became so emotional filming scenes for her new movie REVOLUTIONARY ROAD that she threw up. The actress stars as a depressed housewife...

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Travolta's Son Dead

2nd January 2009 21:11

JOHN TRAVOLTA and KELLY PRESTON's teenage son JETT has died. The 16 year old passed away in the Bahamas on Friday (02Jan08), according to TMZ.com. ...

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New Stars Enter Celebrity Big Brother House

2nd January 2009 22:43

Ulrika Jonsson, Verne Troyer and LaToya Jackson are among the new contestants on Celebrity Big Brother.The former weather girl, actor and singer were...

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