Music, Movie and Entertainment News 2nd September 2005

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Degeneres: 'My Aunt Lost Everything In Hurricane'

2nd September 2005 2:36

Comedienne ELLEN DeGENERES's family has been directly touched by Hurricane Katrina - her 82-year-old aunt has lost "everything" in the devastation. ...

news article: Degeneres: 'My Aunt Lost Everything In Hurricane'

Naked Cruise's Brush With The Law

2nd September 2005 2:36

TOM CRUISE had to use his imagination to escape a police rap when he was a kid growing up in Kentucky - after cops caught him streaking down the main...

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Baring Breasts Helped Berry Overcome Nudity Fears

2nd September 2005 2:36

HALLE BERRY bared her breasts in SWORDFISH so she could get past her nudity fears in time for her Oscar-winning role in MONSTER'S BALL. The...

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Cage Donates Cash To New Orleans Neighbours

2nd September 2005 2:36

Hollywood actor NICOLAS CAGE has donated $1 million (GBP550,000) of his own cash to relief efforts residents of New Orleans affected by Hurricane...

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Gallagher: 'Dad Wrecked My Childhood'

2nd September 2005 2:36

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER was relieved when he became an adult, because he could finally put years of abuse at the hands of his alcoholic father...

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The Things They Say 140

2nd September 2005 2:36

"When you think of someone who's famous, you think of BRITNEY SPEARS, not me. We never really use that word in my household." Pop star/actress HILARY...

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Idol Auditions In Memphis Cancelled

2nd September 2005 2:36

Auditions for AMERICAN IDOL in Memphis, Tennessee, have been cancelled out of respect for locals trying to cope in the aftermath of Hurricane...

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Juvenile Loses His New Orleans Home To Katrina

2nd September 2005 2:36

Rapper JUVENILE has learned he's lost his New Orleans, Louisiana, home after it was washed away by Hurricane Katrina. But the rap star, real name...

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Blues Great Burnside Dies In Memphis

2nd September 2005 2:36

Blues veteran RL BURNSIDE has died in a Memphis, Tennessee, hospital. He was 78. Details of his death weren't released when Contactmusic.com went...

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Shakira Leads Latin Video Music Awards

2nd September 2005 2:36

Colombian pop star SHAKIRA is leading the list of nominees for the fourth annual MTV Video Music Awards Latin America (VMALAs) after landing six nods...

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50 Cent Changes Names In Biography

2nd September 2005 2:36

50 CENT has changed all of the names in his new biography FROM PIECES TO WEIGHT: ONCE UPON A TIME IN SOUTHSIDE QUEENS - because he wants to avoid...

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Combs And Jay-z Donate To Hurricane Relief Efforts

2nd September 2005 2:36

Rap moguls SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS and JAY-Z have teamed up to pledge $1 million (GBP550,000) to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane...

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The Things They Say 142

2nd September 2005 2:36

"I usually dress my worst when I'm going to airports or when they catch me in my bathing suit. I hate that!" Sexy actress JESSICA ALBA believes she's...

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Brady Mother Frowns On Knight's Romance With Curry

2nd September 2005 2:36

Actor CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT's romance with AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL winner ADRIANNE CURRY has upset his former TV mother FLORENCE HENDERSON, who...

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The Things They Say 141

2nd September 2005 2:36

"I didn't shave and I didn't bathe for about a month. I did that until people on the set couldn't take it any more. SAM (L JACKSON) doesn't let me...

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Chelsea Clinton And Boyfriend Reportedly Split

2nd September 2005 2:36

Former US President BILL CLINTON's daughter CHELSEA has reportedly split up with her longtime boyfriend IAN KLAUS. According to America's People...

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Emmy Stars Help Hurricane Victims

2nd September 2005 2:36

MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE star JANE KACZMAREK's CLOTHES OFF OUR BACK charity will raise cash for the victims of Hurricane Katrina with a little help from...

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New Stones Album Leaked Online

2nd September 2005 9:05

The first ROLLING STONES studio album in eight years, A BIGGER BANG, has been leaked on the internet just days before its official release next week...

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The Things They Say 143

2nd September 2005 9:05

"I was sad and disappointed about CATWOMAN. It was a year of my life, training and studying, and we all worked hard... It was a big risk that didn't...

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Kutcher And Moore Top Romantics Poll

2nd September 2005 9:05

ASHTON KUTCHER and DEMI MOORE have been crowned the king and queen of Hollywood romance in a new magazine poll. The couple beat KATE BOSWORTH and...

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Berry To Play Nefertiti

2nd September 2005 9:05

Movie star HALLE BERRY is working on a new biopic of ancient Egyptian queen NEFERTITI. The Oscar winner will produce and star in the project. ...

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Slater Lands Invisible Role

2nd September 2005 9:05

CHRISTIAN SLATER and PETER FACINELLI are set for a movie showdown - but you won't be able to see them. The actors will play two invisible men -...

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Gwyneth Sells Film Door-to-door

2nd September 2005 9:05

GWYNETH PALTROW found a new way of promoting her movies - by going door-to-door with video copies. The actress joined pal ELLEN DeGENERES for a...

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Winfrey Pays For Niece's Paradise Nuptials

2nd September 2005 9:05

OPRAH WINFREY treated her niece to her dream wedding by flying all the guests to the Bahamas for the ceremony. The billionaire talk show host...

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Statham Relishes The Idea Of A High Diving Stunt

2nd September 2005 9:05

British action man JASON STATHAM relishes the idea of using his high diving skills in upcoming movies and can't wait to be asked to jump off a...

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Barton Linked To Stewart's Ex-fiance

2nd September 2005 9:05

THE OC star MISCHA BARTON has been romantically linked to a new man - KIMBERLEY STEWART's rocker ex-boyfriend CISCO ADLER. Barton, 19, broke up...

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Swank And Lowe Buy Family Home

2nd September 2005 9:05

HILARY SWANK and her husband CHAD LOWE have sparked speculation they're trying for a baby, after buying a family sized mansion in South Bellingham,...

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Fascinating Fact 130

2nd September 2005 9:05

50 CENT is wearing a large platinum, diamond-encrusted ring gifted to him by rap pal TONY YAYO.

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Fascinating Fact 129

2nd September 2005 9:05

DESTINY'S CHILD, PAMELA ANDERSON and funnyman STEVE CARELL have agreed to front new public service announcements to advise Americans on how they can...

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Garcia Covers Dylan On New Album

2nd September 2005 9:05

GRATEFUL DEAD star JERRY GARCIA's covers of his favourite BOB DYLAN tunes are to be released on a new album. Fifteen of the late rocker's...

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Fascinating Fact 128

2nd September 2005 9:05

CELINE DION and the partners of her Las Vegas show, A NEW DAY - companies Concerts West/AEG Live and Dragone - have pledged a $1 million (GBP550,000)...

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Springsteen Extends His Tour

2nd September 2005 9:05

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN has announced plans to extend his DEVILS + DUST tour, adding 17 cities in 11 states. The autumn (05) leg of the roadshow kicks...

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Armatrading Defies Star Orders

2nd September 2005 9:05

Songwriting pioneer JOAN ARMATRADING was shocked when she saw stars including WHITNEY HOUSTON and GEORGE BENSON perform in the US, because the...

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Documentary Covers Lennon's Us Residence Fight

2nd September 2005 9:05

Late British rocker JOHN LENNON's effort to become a legal resident of the US is set to be the subject of a new documentary. The IMAGINE singer's...

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Warhols Singer Slams Authenticity Of Dig!

2nd September 2005 9:05

THE DANDY WARHOLS frontman COURTNEY TAYLOR has rubbished claims their successful documentary DIG! is an accurate representation of the band's life at...

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Jagger: 'Don't Call Me Sir Mick'

2nd September 2005 9:05

Knighted rocker SIR MICK JAGGER dislikes people calling him by his official title so much, he ensures nobody refers to him as 'Sir Mick' when he's...

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Mccartney Treats Fans To Beamed Concert

2nd September 2005 9:05

Ex-BEATLE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is planning to reward 600 of his most devoted fans by beaming an upcoming US concert live into a London music store. ...

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Fascinating Fact 131

2nd September 2005 14:16

Wealthy screen star CATHERINE ZETA-JONES has congratulated her brainy niece JENNA JONES for passing her GCSE exams by placing a super-cheap $43...

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Supermodel Campbell Put In Her Place

2nd September 2005 14:16

Temperamental supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL was disciplined by Hollywood legend DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS JR after throwing a tantrum at a London celebrity party...

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Knightley Wins Role On Scruffiness

2nd September 2005 14:16

Director JOE WRIGHT dismissed actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY as "too pretty" to play feisty ELIZABETH BENNET in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - but changed his mind...

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Clooney Pinning Hopes On Directing

2nd September 2005 14:16

Hollywood hunk GEORGE CLOONEY feels he has failed at acting and is determined to earn recognition for directing - even if it means stealing all his...

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Crowe Needs A Cuddle

2nd September 2005 14:16

RUSSELL CROWE is so happily married that he wonders how he lived before he became a husband and a father. The Hollywood tough-guy, famed for his...

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Knightley's Battle With Dyslexia

2nd September 2005 14:16

Hollywood actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY's early career was fraught with difficulty, as dyslexia made it impossible for her to learn lines. The PRIDE AND...

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Clooney's Attack On An Age Of Dishonesty

2nd September 2005 14:16

Hollywood star GEORGE CLOONEY has slammed modern broadcast journalism, because he fears viewers are fed lies they want to hear instead of "a common...

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Aniston To Blast Pitt On Tv

2nd September 2005 14:16

Hollywood actress JENNIFER ANISTON is expected to spectacularly slam former husband BRAD PITT in a revealing US television interview with DIANE...

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Cat Joins British Government In Fight Against Extremism

2nd September 2005 14:16

YUSUF ISLAM is to act as an advisor to the British government, as part of their desperate bid to stamp out Muslim extremism. The MOON SHADOW...

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Bloc Party Singer Silenced

2nd September 2005 14:16

British rockers BLOC PARTY have been forced to cancel a number of gigs because frontman KELE OKEREKE risks losing his voice. The 23-year-old...

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Mumba Steps Into Hunter's Lingerie

2nd September 2005 14:16

Sexy Irish singer SAMANTHA MUMBA has signed up to replace RACHEL HUNTER as the spokesmodel for lingerie giants Ultimo. The curvy star will appear...

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Andre 3000 To Rock The Fashion World

2nd September 2005 14:16

OUTKAST star ANDRE '3000' BENJAMIN is sure his new fashion label will blow away other musicians' clothing efforts because he is the only one not...

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Snoop Swaps Cristal For Sweeties

2nd September 2005 14:16

SNOOP DOGG shocked concert organisers who were braced for an onslaught of outrageous demands, when he requested candy for his dressing room and...

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Bryan Adams And Jamiroquai Concerts Cancelled

2nd September 2005 14:16

Fans of BRYAN ADAMS and JAMIROQUAI are fuming after two concerts organised by the same promoter were cancelled at the last minute. Both acts were...

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Mccartney Clearer Since Quitting Weed

2nd September 2005 14:16

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is glad wife HEATHER forced him to quit smoking marijuana - because he makes more sense since he's stopped taking the drug. The...

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Richards Blows Knighthood

2nd September 2005 14:16

ROLLING STONES guitarist KEITH RICHARDS has wrecked his chance of following in bandmate SIR MICK JAGGER's footsteps and achieving a knighthood, after...

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Fats Domino Safe But Missing

2nd September 2005 14:16

LATEST: It is believed missing blues legend FATS DOMINO survived Hurricane Katrina, after his daughter KAREN DOMINO recognised him in a photograph of...

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Mccartney: 'Don't Forget Live 8'

2nd September 2005 17:21

Ex-BEATLE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is concerned the London bombings on 7 July (05) have detracted from the importance of Live 8 (02JUL05), and is urging...

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Jagger Still Jealous Over Jerry

2nd September 2005 17:21

SIR MICK JAGGER flew into a jealous rage when he heard about his ex-wife JERRY HALL's new reality show KEPT. The veteran rocker, who split up with...

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Cbgb Fights On

2nd September 2005 17:21

LATEST: HILLY KRISTAL may have lost the lease for his beloved New York club CBGB, but he refuses to go down without a fight. The 72-year-old punk...

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Homme Collapses

2nd September 2005 17:21

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman JOSH HOMME suddenly collapsed onstage in Hamburg, Germany, on Monday (29AUG05), forcing the band to abandon a...

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Lonely Cross Snubbed Star Trappings

2nd September 2005 17:21

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star MARCIA CROSS refused to accept limousine rides before her recent engagement to TOM MAHONEY, because she found the glitzy...

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Anderson Loves Laid-back London

2nd September 2005 17:21

THE X-FILES star GILLIAN ANDERSON was thrilled when she moved back to Britain, because she could finally be herself again. The petite 37-year-old...

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Knightley 'Uglied Up'

2nd September 2005 17:21

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY was 'uglied-up' for her role in the new movie version of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, because she was too pretty to play plain heroine...

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Spike Lee Sick Of Sequels

2nd September 2005 17:21

Film-maker SPIKE LEE is so horrified by the endless barrage of movie sequels being spewed out by Hollywood studios, he urges producers to start using...

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Lohan's Father Sings Back

2nd September 2005 17:21

LINDSAY LOHAN's jailed father has written a musical response to the star's track attacking him. Lohan Jr's song, to be titled CONFESSIONS OF A...

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Williams Sisters At Odds Over Hurricane

2nd September 2005 17:21

Tennis superstar SERENA WILLIAMS has promised to give $100 (GBP55) for every ace she serves for the rest of the season to raise money for Hurricane...

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Moore Attacks Bush For Katrina Apathy

2nd September 2005 17:21

Controversial film-maker MICHAEL MOORE has launched a scathing attack on US President GEORGE W BUSH's handling of the relief operation to rescue...

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Josh Homme Slams Terror Attacks

2nd September 2005 17:21

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman JOSH HOMME has condemned the brutal suicide bombings in London - and insists he would personally punish those...

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Chris Lowe Slams Live 8

2nd September 2005 17:21

PET SHOPS BOYS star CHRIS LOWE has criticised the motives behind the Live 8 concerts - but the chance to perform at the Russian leg of the charity...

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Andre 3000 Finds Freedom In Film

2nd September 2005 17:21

OUTKAST star ANDRE '3000' BENJAMIN found filming FOUR BROTHERS a liberating experience - as he was finally allowed to look stupid. The HEY YA!...

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Lowe Desperate To Hear Dr Dre Comeback

2nd September 2005 17:21

PET SHOPS BOYS star CHRIS LOWE is desperate to hear DR DRE's revenge song about the British pop duo, after they alluded to his rapper pal EMINEM on...

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Theron Defends Charity Support

2nd September 2005 19:36

CHARLIZE THERON has hit back after a charity accused her of having double standards by supporting both medical research and animal rights. PAAP...

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Anderson's Roast Worried Lee

2nd September 2005 19:36

TOMMY LEE was so disturbed by the deluge of jokes levelled at his ex-wife PAMELA ANDERSON during her recent Comedy Central roast, he constantly...

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Dave Matthews Band To Play Benefit Concert

2nd September 2005 19:36

The DAVE MATTHEWS BAND will perform a special concert in Denver, Colorado, in support of the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The rockers, who have...

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Duff Donates Cash For Katrina Victims

2nd September 2005 19:36

HILARY DUFF has become the latest star to donate cash to help Hurricane Katrina victims on America's Gulf Coast. The 17-year-old SO YESTERDAY...

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Andre 3000 Hungry For An Acting Challenge

2nd September 2005 19:36

OUTKAST star ANDRE '3000' BENJAMIN was thrilled to be given a role in crime drama FOUR BROTHERS, as he had the chance to stretch his acting muscles...

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Beatle On The Buses

2nd September 2005 19:36

Ex-BEATLE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY enjoys shocking people when he travels on public transport, because nobody expects to see the rock superstar in anything...

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Simpson Offers Support To Bush And Murray

2nd September 2005 19:36

JESSICA SIMPSON has offered her sympathy to CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY and SOPHIA BUSH, who are currently fighting off reports that their marriage is in...

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Foxx Recruits Poitier For Music Video

2nd September 2005 19:36

JAMIE FOXX is elated he has managed to lure veteran actor SIDNEY POITIER out of retirement to appear in the video for his new song EXTRAVAGANZA. ...

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The Things They Say 144

2nd September 2005 19:36

"You know, some actors aren't very gracious; I'm always trying to be gracious and act with a lot of tact... You'll never catch me throwing a phone!"...

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Ryan's Son Uses The Oc To His Advantage

2nd September 2005 19:36

Actress JERI RYAN's 11-year-old son ALEX is thrilled his mother has landed a role in hit TV show THE OC - because it's boosted his popularity with...

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Perry Plans Africa Trip

2nd September 2005 19:36

Former BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 star LUKE PERRY is making plans to help South Africa's children, after falling in love with the country while filming...

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Mccartney Eyes Kournikova

2nd September 2005 19:36

Tennis pin-up ANNA KOURNIKOVA has attracted the eyes of a new man - teen pop heart-throb JESSE McCARTNEY. SHE'S NOT YOU singer McCartney, 18, met...

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Hilton Looks After Vomiting Beau

2nd September 2005 19:36

Hotel heiress NICKY HILTON found herself tending to boyfriend KEVIN CONNOLLY during their recent trip to Europe, when a boat trip made the actor...

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Weisz Recovering From Food Poisoning

2nd September 2005 19:36

British actress RACHEL WEISZ is recovering after suffering a bout of food poisoning from eating "bad squid". The CONSTANTINE star admits she was...

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