Music, Movie and Entertainment News 3rd January 2005

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J.lo: 'Call Me Jennifer'

3rd January 2005 2:38

JENNIFER LOPEZ is so sick of her "J.Lo" stage name, she nearly titled her upcoming album CALL ME JENNIFER. The JENNY FROM THE BLOCK singer - who...

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Live Aid 2 Planned For Tsunami Victims

3rd January 2005 2:38

Bosses of a major British stadium are calling on bands like U2, COLDPLAY and THE DARKNESS to help raise millions for the victims of the Asian...

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Gay Snake Fancied Connolly

3rd January 2005 2:38

Funnyman BILLY CONNOLLY is convinced his snake co-star in LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS was gay - because it loved him. The...

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Brosnan Proud Of 'Hairy Chest'

3rd January 2005 2:38

PIERCE BROSNAN is proud of the body hair he displays in movie AFTER THE SUNSET - particularly as his wife is a fan of the unshaven look. The...

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Porn Actress Refuses To Work With Sweaty Actors

3rd January 2005 2:38

Porn beauty JENNA JAMESON demands her partners stay dry during hardcore sex scenes - because she hates overly-perspiring co-stars. Although the...

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Keaton Longing For Beetlejuice Sequel

3rd January 2005 2:38

Movie star MICHAEL KEATON is desperate to bring the dead back to life in a sequel to his hit 1988 comedy BEETLEJUICE. The BATMAN star loved...

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Sontag To Be Honoured With Sarajevo Street Name

3rd January 2005 2:38

Acclaimed writer SUSAN SONTAG is to be remembered in her adopted Sarajevo, Bosnia, after officials chose to name a street after her following her...

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Scarlett's Sexy Secrets

3rd January 2005 2:38

SCARLETT JOHANSSON credits her sexiness with the fact she's always been very comfortable with the way she looks. The LOST IN TRANSLATION star...

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Peter Cook Voted Best Comedian

3rd January 2005 2:38

Late legendary comic PETER COOK has been crowned the world's greatest comedian by fellow humourists in Britain and America. The late stand-up...

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Rai Fears Forbidden Steamy Scenes

3rd January 2005 2:38

Stunning Bollywood star AISHWARYA RAI admits Hollywood bosses will face a tough time persuading her to get raunchy in a movie - because sexy scenes...

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Travolta: 'My Kids Keep My Marriage Strong'

3rd January 2005 2:38

Film star JOHN TRAVOLTA credits his children with forcing him and his wife KELLY PRESTON to work hard at their marriage and stay together. The...

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Vandals Attack Iraq On New Year's Eve

3rd January 2005 2:38

California punk legends THE VANDALS rang in the New Year in style for US troops stationed in Iraq with a surprise 31 December (04) concert. The...

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X Factor Winner Reaches The Top

3rd January 2005 2:38

The winner of British TV talent contest THE X FACTOR has ended BAND AID 20's four-week reign atop the UK singles chart with a cover of PHIL COLLINS...

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Driver: 'I Wish My Parents Had Stayed Together'

3rd January 2005 2:38

MINNIE DRIVER is still traumatised by her parents' divorce and wishes they could have stayed together. The actress-turned-singer - who released...

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Britney's Essay Sells At Auction

3rd January 2005 2:38

An essay BRITNEY SPEARS wrote in grade school has sold for $1,912 (GBP1,006) at a Christie's auction in New York. The story, called RAYMOND'S...

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Knowles' Chocolate Syrup Shocker

3rd January 2005 2:38

DESTINY'S CHILD manager MATTHEW KNOWLES is on the hunt for the photographer who once intended to coat his sexy daughter BEYONCE in chocolate syrup...

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Tennis Babes Take To The Jungle

3rd January 2005 9:14

Tennis stars VENUS WILLIAMS and MARIA SHARAPOVA took advantage of their unfamiliar surroundings ahead of their exhibition match in Thailand...

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Olsen Twins' Christmas Clothing Clear-out

3rd January 2005 9:14

ASHLEY and MARY-KATE OLSEN came up with the perfect Christmas treat for staff at their production company - they gave them their designer...

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Driver Believes In A Higher Power

3rd January 2005 9:14

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA star MINNIE DRIVER is convinced everyone is "answerable" to a higher power who's not the Christian God. The British...

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Travolta Kept Hearts Intact

3rd January 2005 9:14

Hollywood actor JOHN TRAVOLTA avoided causing distress to the women he dated as a youngster - because he feared breaking their hearts would kill...

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Cattrall Has No Regrets About Satc Role

3rd January 2005 9:14

KIM CATTRALL has slammed critics who fear her overly-sexual role in TV hit SEX AND THE CITY has typecast her. The 48-year-old actress loved...

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Swanks Punches Her Husband

3rd January 2005 9:14

HILARY SWANK has got her husband CHAD LOWE running scared after sparring with him in the boxing ring. Lowe agreed to box with his wife as she...

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Keaton Takes Time Out For Family And Romance

3rd January 2005 9:14

Former BATMAN star MICHAEL KEATON is staging a Hollywood comeback in a new horror film after taking time out to romance "a European woman" and...

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Pam Thrills With New Beach Beau

3rd January 2005 9:14

LATEST: PAMELA ANDERSON was showing off her new partner on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, over Christmas (04) when she sunbathed with and...

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Bedingfield Feels Like Ugly Sibling

3rd January 2005 9:14

DANIEL BEDINGFIELD is so stunned by his sibling NATASHA's sudden rise to fame, he now feels like a "fat brother" who's basking in his sister's...

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Doherty Plays Four Gigs In One Night

3rd January 2005 9:14

Troubled rocker PETE DOHERTY pushed aside his drug demons on New Year's Eve (31DEC04) for the challenge of staging a four-night UK tour - in just...

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Sting Offers Yoga Sessions As Auction Prize

3rd January 2005 9:14

Rock superstar STING has agreed to teach yoga to two superfans for more than $250,000 (GBP131,580). The singer offered to raise money for the...

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Stars Wish Dick Clark Well

3rd January 2005 9:14

MADONNA, JANET JACKSON, SIR ELTON JOHN, SNOOP DOGG, JOHN TRAVOLTA, ROD STEWART and USHER were among the stars wishing ailing American TV icon DICK...

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Jessica Tops Magazine Readers' Poll

3rd January 2005 9:14

JESSICA SIMPSON is the big winner in American magazine IN TOUCH's end-of-year (04) readers' poll, claiming the Female Star of The Year and one...

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Ozzy's Neighbours Move Out

3rd January 2005 9:14

The neighbours who alerted police after OZZY and SHARON OSBOURNE started throwing food at them in an episode of reality show THE OSBOURNES are...

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Travolta Sings Again On New Movie Soundtrack

3rd January 2005 9:14

JOHN TRAVOLTA is showing off his vocal skills again on the soundtrack for his new film A LOVE SONG FOR BOBBY LONG. The movie star, who enjoyed...

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Lopez: 'Fame Changed Me'

3rd January 2005 9:14

Singer and actress JENNIFER LOPEZ lost her desire to be a top stage and screen performer when she became famous. The Latina star allowed her art...

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Garner Anxieties Over Always Looking Good

3rd January 2005 14:09

JENNIFER GARNER finds being in the spotlight "intimidating" and hates it when her appearance is analysed. The ELEKTRA actress, who is dating BEN...

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Hatcher Ignores Men For The Sake Of Her Daughter

3rd January 2005 14:09

DESPERATE WIVES beauty TERI HATCHER has not had sex for four years and is in no hurry to snare a lover. The 40-year-old has remained celibate...

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Garner Enjoyed Lesbian Kiss

3rd January 2005 14:09

Actress JENNIFER GARNER rates her lesbian kiss with her ELEKTRA co-star NATASSIA MALTHE as one of her favourite love scenes "ever". The...

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Branson: 'I Dumped My Waste On Various Nations'

3rd January 2005 14:09

SIR RICHARD BRANSON had a unique way of showing his disapproval to nations who refused to allow his hot-air balloon in their air space - he dumped...

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Osbournes Increase Tsunami Donation

3rd January 2005 14:09

SHARON OSBOURNE is so moved by the plight of the Asian tsunami disaster victims - she has pledged a donation of $190,000 (GBP100,000). The judge...

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Bookmakers Slash Odds On Pitt/aniston Divorce

3rd January 2005 14:09

A British bookmaker has slashed odds on BRAD PITT and JENNIFER ANISTON getting a divorce in 2005 from five-to-one to two-to-one. Betting shop...

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Farrell Credits Gay Brother For Performance

3rd January 2005 14:09

Actor COLIN FARRELL credits his gay brother EAMONN for inspiring his portrayal of ALEXANDER as a bisexual warrior king. The Irish star learned...

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Star Wars Star Protests Innocence Over Drink-driving

3rd January 2005 14:09

STAR WARS R2-D2 actor KENNY BAKER is challenging charges of drink-driving - claiming his asthma prevented him from agreeing to the breath test to...

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Sellers' Son Believes He Could Have Lived

3rd January 2005 14:09

Late comedian PETER SELLERS' son is convinced his father would still be alive if he had agreed to a life-saving operation. MICHAEL SELLERS...

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Jolie And Farrell Attraction Almost Led To Romance

3rd January 2005 14:09

ANGELINA JOLIE and COLIN FARRELL were so close to becoming lovers they discussed the possibility of dating - but decided their personalities are...

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Fatboy's Vintage Equipment Amazes Pals

3rd January 2005 14:09

Friends of FATBOY SLIM are left amazed when they visit the superstar DJ's home studio, because he hasn't upgraded his equipment in over a decade. ...

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Toilet Roll Not Used By Beatles Up For Auction

3rd January 2005 14:09

BEATLES memorabilia has gone to back to basics with the auction of a roll of toilet paper the Fab Four refused to use, with a starting price of...

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Led Zeppelin Tops Another Best Song Poll

3rd January 2005 14:09

LED ZEPPELIN's 1970s classic STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN has been voted the best pop song of all time - just a week after winning best rock song in another...

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Mccartney's Musical Ignorance

3rd January 2005 14:09

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY refuses to care about how his instrument works when he is song-writing - instead he concentrates on the tunes and lyrics. The...

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Jay-z's Manhood Is Huge, Says Groupie

3rd January 2005 14:09

A magazine survey has revealed why BEYONCE KNOWLES is so attracted to boyfriend JAY-Z - he is more than well-endowed. Jay-Z's large size came to...

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Simpson Had Her Legs 'Stretched' By Mother

3rd January 2005 14:09

JESSICA SIMPSON's mother used to pull the pop beauty's legs every night, in a bid to stretch them to a decent length. TINA SIMPSON was so...

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Stefani: 'I Don't Work Sundays'

3rd January 2005 14:09

Sexy singer GWEN STEFANI refuses to work on Sundays because she feels compelled to spend time at home with her husband GAVIN ROSSDALE. The...

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Sarandon's Dancing Embarrasses Children

3rd January 2005 17:33

Veteran actress SUSAN SARANDON loves dancing so much she has vowed to continue - even if it means embarrassing her teenage children. The DEAD...

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Hatcher Proud To Strip On Desperate Wives

3rd January 2005 17:33

Actress TERI HATCHER found stripping off for US TV show DESPERATE WIVES satisfying - because she was proud to show off her bosom after...

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Phoenix Finds Privacy Easy

3rd January 2005 17:33

Movie actor JOAQUIN PHOENIX dismisses the notion celebrities cannot find any privacy, because he finds it easy to avoid the limelight. The...

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Sarandon Married Her First Lover

3rd January 2005 17:33

SUSAN SARANDON placed such value on her virginity - she married the first man she slept with. The OSCAR-winning actress, 58, married actor CHRIS...

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Dawson: 'Alexander Sex Scene Felt Great'

3rd January 2005 17:33

Hollywood beauty ROSARIO DAWSON lost all of her inhibitions during the filming of a graphic sex scene in her most recent movie ALEXANDER - and was...

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Jolie Talks About Two Lovers

3rd January 2005 17:33

ANGELINA JOLIE is honest with her two unnamed lovers - she's informed the mystery men they will only ever be sexual partners. The OSCAR-winning...

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Leigh Slams 'Interfering' Hollywood

3rd January 2005 17:33

British director MIKE LEIGH refuses to compromise his artistic vision in order to satisfy the demands of Hollywood studios - because to do so would...

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Debbie Reynolds And Son Respond To Lawsuit

3rd January 2005 17:33

DEBBIE REYNOLDS and her son TODD FISHER have dismissed a lawsuit accusing them of not honouring a deal to display their $30 million (GBP15.8...

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Oz To Rock For Tsunami Victims

3rd January 2005 17:33

Top Australian music stars are joining forces to raise money for the victims of last month's (26DEC04) tsunami disaster with a charity concert. ...

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Slim Works Until He Drops

3rd January 2005 17:33

Dance superstar FATBOY SLIM works so hard on each track he records in his home studio, he often falls asleep at his desk. The RIGHT HERE RIGHT...

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Jay-z's Resolution

3rd January 2005 17:33

Retiring rapper JAY-Z doesn't bother with New Year resolutions - because he treats every day as a fresh start. The hip-hop star, who has had...

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Beastie Boy Left Shocked By Ufo Encounters

3rd January 2005 17:33

BEASTIE BOY ADAM HOROVITZ was left spooked on more than one occasion last year (04) - when he spotted what he thinks were UFOs. The SABOTAGE...

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U2 Ask Fans To Donate To Tsunami Charities

3rd January 2005 17:33

Campaigning rockers U2 are encouraging fans to donate money to various charities to help raise funds for the victims of the Asian tsunami. ...

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Duff's Love Madden's Marriage Plans

3rd January 2005 17:33

GOOD CHARLOTTE frontman JOEL MADDEN's relationship with HILARY DUFF appears to be getting serious, after the rocker declared he wants to get...

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Doherty In Writing Dispute With Libertines

3rd January 2005 17:33

LATEST: Former LIBERTINES singer PETE DOHERTY has called in his lawyers in a dispute over writing credits for their most recent album. The...

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Ford Is Top Grandad

3rd January 2005 21:09

HARRISON FORD has been named Hollywood's sexiest grandad in new pensioners magazine GRAND. The movie star, 62, beat GOLDIE HAWN, SIR PAUL...

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Pitt's Partner Lands Paramount Post

3rd January 2005 21:09

BRAD PITT and JENNIFER ANISTON's film-making partner BRAD GREY is set to quit the trio's successful company after being handed the top role at...

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More Records For The Fockers

3rd January 2005 21:09

Hit comedy MEET THE FOCKERS doubled its record breaking festive success at the weekend (31DEC04-01JAN05) by becoming the biggest New Year's Eve and...

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Oprah Is Us Top Tv Pick

3rd January 2005 21:09

OPRAH WINFREY has been crowned America's popularity queen after beating MICHAEL JACKSON, JENNIFER ANISTON and JENNIFER LOPEZ in a new TV list. ...

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Sarandon Refuses To Discuss Robbins Romance

3rd January 2005 21:09

SUSAN SARANDON has warned celebrities they're heading for heartache if they continue to boast about their relationships in the media. The DEAD...

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Foxx Wins The Black Vote

3rd January 2005 21:09

JAMIE FOXX and his hit film RAY have been honoured again - by the African-American Film Critics Association. OSCARS favourite Foxx was named...

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Bullock Donates $1 Million

3rd January 2005 21:09

SANDRA BULLOCK is encouraging Hollywood's millionaires to give generously to the post-tsunami relief effort in Asia after donating $1 million...

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Brave Petra Poses To Aid Tsunami Charities

3rd January 2005 21:09

LATEST: Czech supermodel PETRA NEMKOVA has agreed to pose from her Thai hospital bed as she recovers from injuries sustained from last week's...

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Razorlight Singer Slams Comparisons

3rd January 2005 21:09

RAZORLIGHT frontman JOHNNY BORRELL has dismissed criticism his band owes much of its style to THE STROKES and FRANZ FERDINAND - by proclaiming his...

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Travis Singer Enters Influential Guide

3rd January 2005 21:09

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY has won a place in a top British reference book honouring people who have had a major impact on society. The SING...

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Waterman Awarded Obe From Queen

3rd January 2005 21:09

Music producer PETER WATERMAN has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in QUEEN ELIZABETH II's annual honours list. The...

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Crow Plans Double Success Is 2005

3rd January 2005 21:09

Rocker SHERYL CROW is counting on big-time success in 2005 by releasing two albums. The STEVE McQUEEN hitmaker spent much of 2004 out of the...

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Stanley Recovering From Hip Op

3rd January 2005 21:09

KISS star PAUL STANLEY is recovering after undergoing a Christmas operation to fix complications following his October (04) hip replacement. A...

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The Doors Stars Help Morrison Hotel Tenants Fight

3rd January 2005 21:09

THE DOORS stars RAY MANZAREK and ROBBY KRIEGER have teamed up with tenants living in Los Angeles' Morrison Hotel as they fight for important...

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Jackson's Accuser Caught Up In Alleged Charity Scam

3rd January 2005 21:09

Prosecutors hoping to send MICHAEL JACKSON to jail have been dealt another blow to their case - the mother of the pop star's child molestation...

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