Music, Movie and Entertainment News 2nd December 2003

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Mendes's Washington Teasing

2nd December 2003 2:25

Movie beauty EVA MENDES spent much of her time on the set of TRAINING DAY teasing older on-screen love interest DENZEL WASHINGTON - much to the...

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Mirren Bans Press From Damehood Investiture

2nd December 2003 2:25

British movie veteran DAME HELEN MIRREN has banned any video footage or photographs of her investiture at Buckingham Palace being made available to...

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Rings Stars Do Real Life Battle

2nd December 2003 2:25

The male stars of the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy got so obsessed with their on-set practical jokes that the tomfoolery spilled over into violence. ...

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Isaacs' Harry Potter Wait

2nd December 2003 2:25

HARRY POTTER star JASON ISAACS has no idea if his character will make an appearance in the fourth installment of the magical franchise - and...

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Renee's Cold Mountain Friendships

2nd December 2003 2:25

COLD MOUNTAIN beauty RENEE ZELLWEGER feels blessed to have worked on the epic drama - because it gave her the chance to form friendships with...

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Collins Predicts Romantic Future Of Hollywood's Top Couples

2nd December 2003 2:25

Steamy author JACKIE COLLINS has bad news for new couple NICOLE KIDMAN and LENNY KRAVTIZ - she predicts their romance will "fizzle out quickly". ...

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Everybody Loves Raymond Faces Uncertain Future

2nd December 2003 2:25

EMMY-winning sitcom EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND is facing an uncertain future - it will only return for a ninth season if lead actor RAY ROMANO signs...

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Nicholson: I Want To Bed Britney

2nd December 2003 2:25

Legendary lothario JACK NICHOLSON would love to bed pop beauty BRITNEY SPEARS, if he had the energy. The 66-year-old AS GOOD AS IT GETS star...

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Alicia's International Tongue

2nd December 2003 2:25

Soul sensation ALICIA KEYS is fast becoming a lady of many languages, thanks to her huge hit FALLIN'. The A WOMAN'S WORTH singer has learned the...

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Blue Star: I Tried To Romance My Own Cousin

2nd December 2003 2:25

BLUE hunk LEE RYAN has a shocking confession for his legion of female fans - he once tried to romance his own cousin. The ALL RISE singer met...

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Beyonce: I'm No J.lo

2nd December 2003 2:25

Sexy singer BEYONCE KNOWLES is flattered people often liken her to fellow star JENNIFER LOPEZ - but wants to be known for her own merits. The...

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Bowie Confirms Festival Dates

2nd December 2003 2:25

Rock legend DAVID BOWIE has been confirmed as the headline act at both the ISLE OF WIGHT and T IN THE PARK music festivals in his native Britain...

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'Monkey' Jay Kay Wrecks Wedding

2nd December 2003 2:25

JAMIROQUAI singer JAY KAY spoiled a young couple's romantic wedding ceremony on Saturday night (29NOV03) by making monkey noises throughout the...

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Jagger's Knighthood Woes

2nd December 2003 2:25

ROLLING STONES rocker SIR MICK JAGGER has been forced to reschedule his visit to Buckingham Palace to collect his Knighthood - after fearing he...

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Posh's Saucy Video

2nd December 2003 2:25

Former SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM can be seen doing the vacuuming clad only in her underwear in new video THIS GROOVE. The wife of soccer ace...

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Sharon Osbourne: I Cheated On Ozzy

2nd December 2003 2:25

Wild rocker OZZY OSBOURNE's marriage nearly collapsed in the early 1980s - after wife SHARON cheated on him with his band's guitarist RANDY...

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Jessica Needed To Get Drunk To Dance

2nd December 2003 9:17

Sexy actress JESSICA ALBA had to knock back potent cocktails to get "loose" enough for sexy dance scenes in her new movie HONEY. The DARK ANGEL...

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Hefner Marries Happy Couples On Tv

2nd December 2003 9:17

PLAYBOY boss HUGH HEFNER helped bring together 12 couples on TV last night (01DEC03), when he became an unlikely minister on hit series LAS...

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Court Time For Jack + Diane

2nd December 2003 9:17

Old pals JACK NICHOLSON and DIANE KEATON have become best friends again as they promote their new movie SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE. The couple spent...

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Julia + Gwyneth Pay Tribute To Dead Pal

2nd December 2003 9:17

JULIA ROBERTS and GWYNETH PALTROW have paid personal tributes to their favourite make-up artist, KEVYN AUCOIN, in a new book. The actresses are...

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Writer Hartmann Dies

2nd December 2003 9:17

BOB HOPE's comedy writer EDMUND L HARTMANN died on Friday (28NOV03) at the age of 92. The veteran screenwriter - who passed away in his home in...

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Liv Tyler Horrified By Journalist's Weight Questions

2nd December 2003 9:17

LIV TYLER was left reeling when a journalist grilled her about a weight problem she doesn't have. The LORD OF THE RINGS star was told she'd be...

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King Still In Hospital

2nd December 2003 9:17

Author STEPHEN KING remains bedridden in a Maine, America hospital after suffering a bad bout of pneumonia - despite signs his condition is...

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Rourke Slams His Own Movie

2nd December 2003 9:17

Hellraiser MICKEY ROURKE has issued a devastating blow to the promotion of his new movie SPUN - he claims he was "forced" into starring in it. ...

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Outkast Plan Sex Toy

2nd December 2003 9:17

Enterprising OUTKAST stars BIG BOI and ANDRE 3000 are planning to add to their own clothing line in 2004, by introducing a range of sex toys. ...

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Country Couple Told To Stay Apart

2nd December 2003 9:17

LATEST: Warring country couple LORRIE MORGAN and SAMMY KERSHAW have been told to stay apart and shut up as they fight a divorce battle in court. ...

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Blue's James Shuns Casual Sex

2nd December 2003 9:17

BLUE star DUNCAN JAMES has quit his playboy lifestyle in favour of settling down with his girlfriend. The ALL RISE hunk is determined to remain...

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Cantrell Keeps Her Options Open

2nd December 2003 9:17

Sexy R+B star BLU CANTRELL is attracted to the prospect of a lesbian relationship - because she's "very open" when it comes to her sexuality. ...

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Jackson's Quiet Thanksgiving

2nd December 2003 9:17

MICHAEL JACKSON spent the Thanksgiving weekend (29/30NOV03) alone with his three kids in Las Vegas. The pop superstar hired the entire fifth...

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Beyonce And Dido Battle For Best Record

2nd December 2003 9:17

Pop stars BEYONCE KNOWLES, DIDO and RACHEL STEVENS are battling for the title of Record Of The Year. The sexy trio are three of ten artists...

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Jermaine Jackson Flees Press Frenzy

2nd December 2003 9:17

MICHAEL JACKSON's brother JERMAINE was forced to flee hordes of reporters at the launch of his AIDS benefit gig in New York - because they were...

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Atomic Kitten's Police Trouble

2nd December 2003 13:34

The first night of ATOMIC KITTEN's British tour on Saturday (29NOV03) was nearly thrown into chaos by the police - after they stopped the girls'...

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Blue's Duncan: I've Driven Drunk Too

2nd December 2003 13:34

BLUE star DUNCAN JAMES has sympathy for his bandmate LEE RYAN over his drink driving conviction - because he's done exactly the same thing...

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Cher Hates Diva Tag

2nd December 2003 13:34

Veteran star CHER hates her 'diva' reputation - even though she plays up to it in new movie STUCK ON YOU. The singer and actress adopts an...

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Busted Star Plays Practical Joke On Pavarotti

2nd December 2003 13:34

BUSTED star MATT JAY showed off his love of practical jokes at the ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE last month (24NOV03) - by scaring LUCIANO PAVAROTTI...

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Timberlake's Racist Attack

2nd December 2003 13:34

Pop hunk JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE was the victim of an unprovoked racist attack when he was growing up. The CRY ME A RIVER singer was walking home with...

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Collins Refuses To Campaign For Oscar

2nd December 2003 13:34

PHIL COLLINS is refusing DISNEY's request to campaign for an OSCAR for his BROTHER BEAR film score - and won't even vote for his own songs. ...

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Posh Spice Fixes Her Smile

2nd December 2003 13:34

Superstar VICTORIA BECKHAM has splashed out $8,500 (GBP5,000) on her teeth - in order to help her smile again. The former SPICE GIRL is famed...

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Hannah Wants Scot Free Kids

2nd December 2003 13:34

Scottish actor JOHN HANNAH is determined to raise his children free of the sectarianism which blights his homeland. The FOUR WEDDINGS AND A...

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Mcdowell Predicts Ballet Craze

2nd December 2003 13:34

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE actor MALCOLM McDOWELL predicts his next film will make ballet dancing the next craze. The British thespian stars in ROBERT...

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Anna Nicole Keeping Trim For Christmas

2nd December 2003 13:34

Reality TV star ANNA NICOLE SMITH is determined to keep her newly trim figure as the temptations of the festive period draws closer. The former...

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Furnish Plans New 'Vanity Fair'

2nd December 2003 13:34

SIR ELTON JOHN's partner DAVID FURNISH is hoping to make a film exposing the 'It girls' of high society. The documentary maker - who has...

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Osbourne's Bulimia Hell

2nd December 2003 13:34

Rock matriarch SHARON OSBOURNE had to undergo revolutionary stomach surgery to cure the bulimia which had plagued her since childhood. The TV...

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Farrell's Hotel Bill Stuns Movie Chiefs

2nd December 2003 13:34

Hellraiser COLIN FARRELL's penchant for excess left movie bosses fuming, after his two week stay at a Moroccan hotel left them with a $64,000...

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Sharon's Dog Attack Cost Her A Kid

2nd December 2003 13:34

TV presenter SHARON OSBOURNE suffered a miscarriage in the early eighties when her father's guard dogs mauled her - and her parents "didn't give a...

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Damon: Affleck Is Sick Of Fame

2nd December 2003 13:34

Hollywood star MATT DAMON claims his pal BEN AFFLECK never wants to see his face on a magazine again - because the publicity he's attracted this...

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Blue Star Lee's Embarrassing Christmas

2nd December 2003 13:34

Wacky BLUE star LEE RYAN hopes to avoid repeating an embarrassing Christmas experience this Yuletide (03) - when he defecated on the floor by...

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Radiohead Feared American Tour

2nd December 2003 17:34

Art rockers RADIOHEAD were apprehensive about their recent America tour - after their outspoken attacks on President GEORGE W BUSH. The band...

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Strokes Stopped On Stage

2nd December 2003 17:34

THE STROKES had to halt their gig last night (01DEC03) amidst concerns a crowd barrier was in danger of collapsing. The IS THIS IT stars were...

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Fred Durst's 'Rock And Roll Moment'

2nd December 2003 17:34

LIMP BIZKIT rocker FRED DURST has played down being hit in the face at a New York gig last month (21NOV03), describing it as a "rock and roll...

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Jagger To Take His Dad To The Palace

2nd December 2003 17:34

LATEST: ROLLING STONE frontman SIR MICK JAGGER will take his 90-year-old father JOE to BUCKINGHAM PALACE when he receives his knighthood from QUEEN...

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Phil Collins' Wife Mugged

2nd December 2003 17:34

PHIL COLLINS' wife ORIANNE was mugged in central London on Saturday (29NOV03) - but has had her possessions returned by city 'Guardians' who found...

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Pianist Producer Trial Begins

2nd December 2003 17:34

The co-producer of OSCAR winning films THE PIANIST and SCHINDLER'S LIST solicited a $17.5 million (GBP10.2 million) bribe on behalf of the Polish...

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Cruise Misses Start Of His Own Film At Premiere

2nd December 2003 17:34

TOM CRUISE missed the start of his new film THE LAST SAMURAI at its Los Angeles premiere yesterday (01DEC03) - while he greeted the thousands of...

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Mcgregor Heads Cast Of Britain's Biggest Animated Film

2nd December 2003 17:34

Scottish star EWAN McGREGOR has landed the lead role in Britain's biggest ever animated film VALIANT - playing a pigeon. The TRAINSPOTTING actor...

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Gibson Makes Vatican Wait For Christ

2nd December 2003 17:34

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...

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Gere Launches Indian Aids Collective

2nd December 2003 17:34

Hollywood star RICHARD GERE has launched a new campaign in India to battle the country's AIDS problems - using the country's top stars to highlight...

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Jackson Keen For The Hobbit

2nd December 2003 17:34

Movie maker PETER JACKSON is pressing ahead with plans for a big screen version of LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT. Hollywood studios NEW...

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De Niro Being Treated For Cancer

2nd December 2003 17:34

Actor ROBERT De NIRO has reportedly undergone cancer surgery on his prostate. According to American newspaper the NEW YORK POST, the...

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The Darkness: Free Your Buttocks

2nd December 2003 17:34

Retro rockers THE DARKNESS are proud of their liberating qualities - identifying "unclenching the buttocks" as the secret to a more relaxed...

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Keys Missing New York's 'Smell Of Urine And Beer'

2nd December 2003 17:34

R+B star ALICIA KEYS is so homesick after working hard to write and promote new album she's even missing the "smell of urine and beer" on her home...

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Fatboy Slim Fights For Local Team

2nd December 2003 17:34

British dance star FATBOY SLIM yesterday (01DEC03) took his campaign for a new stadium for his local soccer team to the home of British Prime...

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Darkness Brand Lemmy A 'Warty C***'

2nd December 2003 17:34

THE DARKNESS have launched a foul-mouthed attack on their biggest detractor, MOTORHEAD star LEMMY - branding him a "warty c***". The veteran...

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Lewis On The Road To Recovery

2nd December 2003 21:07

LATEST: Comic JERRY LEWIS's rehab stint is paying off in more ways than one - he has already lost almost 40 pounds in weight. The funnyman...

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Fonda Fights For Guatemalan Women's Rights

2nd December 2003 21:07

Hollywood icon JANE FONDA is leading a campaign to stamp out violence against women in Guatemala. The retired actress was horrified when she...

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Knightley Still Compared To Portman

2nd December 2003 21:07

Movie beauty KEIRA KNIGHTLEY is happy to be mistaken for Hollywood pal NATALIE PORTMAN, but she insists they look nothing like each other...

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Mortensen Finds It Hard To Say Goodbye To Rings Character

2nd December 2003 21:07

LORD OF THE RINGS star VIGGO MORTENSEN is finding it difficult to say goodbye to his character ARAGORN as the acclaimed trilogy draws to an end. ...

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Sharon Fights Back

2nd December 2003 21:07

Feisty SHARON OSBOURNE got her own back on one critic who has slammed her family's hit reality show and her mothering skills by inviting him onto...

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J.lo Appears In Collins Novel

2nd December 2003 21:07

JACKIE COLLINS has loosely based her new literary serial wife LOLA SANCHEZ on twice-married superstar JENNIFER LOPEZ. The novelist was inspired...

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Cameron Catches Julia On Hollywood's Top Ladies List

2nd December 2003 21:07

JULIA ROBERTS and CAMERON DIAZ have tied for the position of Hollywood's top female earner in the latest HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Women In Entertainment...

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Blaine Jokes About Stunt

2nd December 2003 21:07

Illusionist DAVID BLAINE joked around during his first British TV interview since his ABOVE THE BELOW stunt - and claimed the whole episode was a...

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Zeta-jones' Aide: Julia Roberts Is Horrible To Women

2nd December 2003 21:07

Hollywood superstar JULIA ROBERTS goes out of her way to be nice to men but is rude and distant when it comes to women, according to CATHERINE...

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Sting And Costello Add To Cold Mountain Cd

2nd December 2003 21:07

British rockers STING and ELVIS COSTELLO have contributed new songs for the soundtrack to NICOLE KIDMAN's upcoming movie COLD MOUNTAIN. The...

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Soul Star Sued For Shoving Incident

2nd December 2003 21:07

Soul star BRIAN McKNIGHT faces a Christmas (03) legal spat after being accused by a fan of "maliciously" pushing her to the ground at a festive...

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Connick Jr's Busy Christmas

2nd December 2003 21:07

Crooner HARRY CONNICK JR has discovered that putting out a Christmas album makes for a very busy Yule. The IT HAD TO BE YOU singer is so busy...

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Blu Cantrell's Tv Ambitions

2nd December 2003 21:07

Pop superstar BLU CANTRELL wants to swap singing for acting, by appearing on American TV comedy WILL + GRACE. The sexy BREATHE beauty confesses...

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Simon Cowell's Lucky Escape

2nd December 2003 21:07

Acid-tongued AMERICAN IDOL judge SIMON COWELL escaped a savage beating when he launched the show in America in 2002 - because two New Yorkers...

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Manson Faces Swiss Inquiry

2nd December 2003 21:07

Shock rocker MARILYN MANSON is being investigated by Swiss police, after a religious group complained about his stage act while he was touring...

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Jackson Accuser's Pal Speaks Out

2nd December 2003 21:07

A friend of MICHAEL JACKSON's accuser has come forward to defend the KING OF POP, claiming he never saw the singer act inappropriately towards...

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R Kelly's Lawyers Fight For Sex Case To Be Dropped

2nd December 2003 21:07

R KELLY's lawyers have argued that court charges against the R+B star should be dropped. The CHOCOLATE FACTORY hitmaker was arrested last year...

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