Music, Movie and Entertainment News 3rd October 2006

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Cyrus Writes Tribute To Fallen Lynyrd Skynyrd Stars

3rd October 2006 0:00

Country star BILLY RAY CYRUS has penned an emotional tribute to the three members of LYNYRD SKYNYRD who died in a 1977 plane crash, after a phone...

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Haysbert Refused To Be Assassinated

3rd October 2006 0:00

DENNIS HAYSBERT was furious when he found out that his character on 24, President DAVID PALMER, was being assassinated and told producers he would...

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New Beatles Album To Be Released

3rd October 2006 0:00

THE BEATLES are releasing a new album next month (NOV06), which promises to be a "new experience" of the Fab Four's music. LOVE is the soundtrack to...

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Arrest Warrant Issued For Bobby Brown

3rd October 2006 0:00

An arrest warrant has been issued for BOBBY BROWN after he failed to show up for a hearing regarding delinquent child support payments in Boston,...

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Hustle + Flow Duo Team Up For Pride Picture

3rd October 2006 0:00

TERRENCE HOWARD and his HUSTLE + FLOW director CRAIG BREWER are moving from rap to country to bring the story of singer CHARLEY PRIDE to the big...

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Anna Nicole Smith Lawsuit Alleges Drug Abuse

3rd October 2006 0:00

LATEST: The photojournalist claiming to be the father of ANNA NICOLE SMITH's baby daughter alleges in court documents that Smith was taking methadone...

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Director Zallian In Shock At All The King's Men Failure

3rd October 2006 0:00

Film-maker STEVE ZAILLIAN is "shellshocked" following the US box office failure and negative critical reaction to his star-packed movie ALL THE...

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Lloyd Webber Clears 'Biggest Mortgage In Britain'

3rd October 2006 0:00

Theatre impresario SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER has finally reached an agreement for the refinancing of his musical theatre company's multi-million pound...

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Griffiths' Mobile Phone Angst

3rd October 2006 0:00

Veteran actor RICHARD GRIFFITHS gets so infuriated with mobile phones his castmates are beginning to worry for his audience's safety. Griffiths, who...

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Allen: 'Peaches Attack Was A Joke'

3rd October 2006 0:00

British chart-topper LILY ALLEN has defended her verbal attack on socialite PEACHES GELDOF, insisting she was merely being sarcastic. The SMILE...

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Coldplay Deny Five Year Hiatus

3rd October 2006 0:00

LATEST: COLDPLAY have furiously denied reports they're taking a five year break from music to concentrate on their families. Fans of the British...

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Indian Star To Play Pakistan Ruler

3rd October 2006 0:00

A veteran Indian actor has controversially been cast as Pakistan's former military ruler in a new TOM HANKS movie about the CIA. Bollywood's OM PURI...

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Victoria Sellers To Be Deported To UK

3rd October 2006 0:00

Late comedian PETER SELLERS' daughter VICTORIA was arrested in Hollywood yesterday (02OCT06) on immigration violations and is set to be deported to...

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Clooney's Delight At Prostitute Fans

3rd October 2006 0:00

GEORGE CLOONEY loved being in Hollywood when he first moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s, even though he failed to realise the women throwing...

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George Michael: 'I Don't Have A Drug Problem'

3rd October 2006 0:00

LATEST: British pop star GEORGE MICHAEL insists he doesn't have a drug problem, despite being arrested for alleged marijuana possession for the...

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Clapton Misses Cocaine - The Song

3rd October 2006 0:00

ERIC CLAPTON has overturned his pledge never to play COCAINE live again - insisting the song can now be seen as an anti-drug tune. The former drug...

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Gallagher Stuns Fans At Dirty Pretty Things Gig

3rd October 2006 0:00

OASIS frontman LIAM GALLAGHER caused a frenzy when he attended a surprise London gig by rock newcomers DIRTY PRETTY THINGS on Friday night...

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Fatboy Refuses Political Party Request

3rd October 2006 0:00

British dance star FATBOY SLIM has refused a request from Britain's Conservative Party to use his 1995 track HAPPINESS during their annual political...

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Ti Threatened With Lawsuit

3rd October 2006 0:00

Big League Entertainment president MIKE GREEN has threatened to "sue the hell out of" rapper TI and his manager for breach of contract over a...

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Holland's Piano Fetches Gbp6,000 At Auction

3rd October 2006 0:00

British jazz musician and TV presenter JOOLS HOLLAND's beloved piano fetched GBP6,000 ($10,800) at a London auction yesterday (02OCTO6). The former...

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Duran Duran Shaken Up By Timberlake/timbaland Collaboration

3rd October 2006 0:00

Eighties pop group DURAN DURAN have been forced to radically alter their recording style to keep up with collaborators JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and...

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Cohn Shooter Sentenced To 36 Years

3rd October 2006 0:00

The man who shot and wounded singer/songwriter MARC COHN in Denver, Colorado, last year (05) was sentenced to 36 years in prison yesterday...

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Mirren Laments Child-free Life

3rd October 2006 0:00

English actress DAME HELEN MIRREN regrets not having children, but insists she has enough family in her life to make sure she's never lonely. Mirren...

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Minnelli's 'Terrible' Men Can't Handle Her Fame

3rd October 2006 0:00

LIZA MINNELLI has terrible taste in men, and always picks partners who can't cope with her fame. The CABARET icon is currently in the middle of...

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Bennett Unsurprised By Transatlantic Success

3rd October 2006 0:00

British playwright ALAN BENNETT insists the huge success his quintessentially English comedy THE HISTORY BOYS has had in America is no surprise. ...

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Lopez's Album Teaches Her About Mistakes

3rd October 2006 0:00

JENNIFER LOPEZ found making her latest album a cathartic experience, because she sings about the mistakes she's made in relationships. Lopez is...

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Jackman And Mcgregor Star In Sex Club Thriller

3rd October 2006 0:00

HUGH JACKMAN, EWAN MCGREGOR and MICHELLE WILLIAMS are teaming up for THE TOURIST, a psychological thriller set in clandestine New York City sex...

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Donald Trump Admires Pitt's Marriage Stance

3rd October 2006 0:00

THE APPRENTICE star DONALD TRUMP believes BRAD PITT's refusal to marry ANGELINA JOLIE until gay marriage is legal is a crafty move, insisting it's an...

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Kingsley Finally Finds The One

3rd October 2006 0:00

SIR BEN KINGSLEY credits new girlfriend DANIELA LAVENDER with rekindling his faith in love - two years after finding out his wife cheated on him. ...

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Grammer Joined X-men For Its Universal Reach

3rd October 2006 0:00

FRASIER star KELSEY GRAMMER was so impressed with how universal the X-MEN movies are, he didn't hesitate to sign up for third movie THE LAST STAND. ...

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Texas Chainsaw Star Left Scared By Shoot

3rd October 2006 0:00

Actress DIORA BAIRD has decided never to make another horror movie, after shooting THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING left her frightened for...

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Weezer Sue Miller Beer

3rd October 2006 0:00

Rockers WEEZER are suing America's Miller Beer Company, claiming the beverage firm used the group's name in a series of print ads that ran in rock...

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Lil' Chris: 'My Bullying Hell'

3rd October 2006 0:00

British newcomer LIL' CHRIS was the victim of cruel school bullying before he rocketed to fame, and insists he only learned to fight back recently. ...

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Langham In Court Over Child Porn Charges

3rd October 2006 0:00

LATEST: British comedian CHRIS LANGHAM appeared in a Kent, England court yesterday (02OCT06) charged with 15 counts of making indecent images of...

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Rourke's 'Homophobic' Rant

3rd October 2006 0:00

MICKEY ROURKE has been forced to dismiss claims he's homophobic after launching into a foul-mouthed rant about a "fag" he almost punched in New York...

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Dillon Blasts Bush Administration

3rd October 2006 0:00

CRASH actor MATT DILLON has blasted US President GEORGE W BUSH's administration, accusing the leader's policies of "denying everything that America...

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Fry Raises Royal Flush With Strip Poker Joke

3rd October 2006 0:00

British royal PRINCE CHARLES was left red-faced last night (02OCT06) when cheeky actor STEPHEN FRY joked about enjoying a game of strip poker with...

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Zhang Ziyi: 'I'm In Love'

3rd October 2006 0:00

Chinese actress ZHANG ZIYI has found love, but has vowed to keep her mystery man away from the public eye. The CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON...

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Geldof: 'I'm Always Checking Out Good-looking Guys'

3rd October 2006 0:00

SIR BOB GELDOF disturbs his girlfriend JEANNE MARINE by pointing out good-looking men on TV. The musician and activist admits he doesn't take an...

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Galactus To Appear In Fantastic Four Sequel

3rd October 2006 0:00

Fox chairman TOM ROTHMAN has given comic book fans the news they all wanted to hear - the giant, planet devouring character GALACTUS will appear...

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Beyonce Plagiarism Case Thrown Out

3rd October 2006 0:00

A court case alleging BEYONCE KNOWLES stole lyrics from another singer was thrown out of a Houston, Texas, court yesterday (02OCT06). Minneapolis,...

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Jackson Rises Above Wardrobe Malfunction Injustice

3rd October 2006 0:00

JANET JACKSON refuses to feel bitter about the injustice she has suffered following her infamous wardrobe malfunction, even though MTV allegedly...

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Dewberry: 'My Miscarriage Heartbreak'

3rd October 2006 0:00

British THE APPRENTICE winner MICHELLE DEWBERRY has revealed her devastation at losing her unborn child with fellow contestant SYED AHMED in August...

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Elton John To Honour Slain Journalist

3rd October 2006 0:00

SIR ELTON JOHN and a cast of thousands will mark the start of the fifth annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days on Friday (06OCT06). The festival will...

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Clooney Hails 'Masculine' Owen

3rd October 2006 0:00

GEORGE CLOONEY has hailed English actor CLIVE OWEN as biggest thing to hit Hollywood in years. The SYRIANA star is regularly impressed by Owen's...

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Bluegrass Musician Uncle Josh Dies

3rd October 2006 0:00

Veteran Dobro musician BURKETT HOWARD GRAVES, known as country music's UNCLE JOSH, has died. He was 79. Graves died on Saturday (30SEP06) at his...

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Beckham To Tutor Maddox Jolie-pitt

3rd October 2006 0:00

English sports ace DAVID BECKHAM has reportedly been signed up by BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE to teach their son MADDOX soccer. The Cambodian...

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Hasselhoff Launches Clothing Line

3rd October 2006 0:00

DAVID HASSELHOFF has launched his own clothing line after coming to the realisation he's "as popular as Elvis". The former BAYWATCH heart-throb...

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Piper Starved Herself After Fat Jibes

3rd October 2006 0:00

TV star BILLIE PIPER starved herself for days after she overheard a presenter at an award ceremony call her fat. An unnamed celebrity unwittingly...

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Law Slams 'Stalker' Paparazzi

3rd October 2006 0:00

JUDE LAW has lashed out at the paparazzi, insisting they are nothing more than stalkers who carry cameras. The COLD MOUNTAIN heart-throb is...

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Sheridan Denies Selling Out

3rd October 2006 0:00

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN has defended her decision to promote her new lingerie range on shopping channel QVC - insisting it's a...

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Morrison's Tough Childhood Saved Him From Drugs

3rd October 2006 0:00

British singer/songwriter JAMES MORRISON is convinced his unhappy upbringing helped him to stay away from drink and drugs, because he saw their...

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Melua Enters The Record Books

3rd October 2006 0:00

LATEST: British singer KATIE MELUA has entered the Guinness World Records after playing the world's deepest underwater concert. The 22-year-old...

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Willis Will Use Violence To Defend Bald Look

3rd October 2006 0:00

Hollywood hardman BRUCE WILLIS defends his new bald look for the fourth DIE HARD movie, insisting he's still all man and will beat any detractors. ...

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Actress Isabel Bigley Barnett Dies

3rd October 2006 0:00

Tony Award-winning actress ISABEL BIGLEY BARNETT has died of pulmonary disease in Los Angeles. She was 80. Barnett passed away on Saturday (30SEP06)...

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James Taylor Honoured For Homesick Hit

3rd October 2006 0:00

Folk-rocker JAMES TAYLOR has been honoured by his hometown University of North Carolina for his classic track CAROLINA IN MY MIND. Taylor penned the...

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De Burgh: 'I Worked Hard For Fame'

3rd October 2006 0:00

Irish singer/songwriter CHRIS DE BURGH has laughed off misperceptions fame came easily to him, insisting he worked very hard to land a recording...

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Kylie: 'Writing Book Was Therapeutic'

3rd October 2006 0:00

KYLIE MINOGUE found writing her first fictional book while recovering from breast cancer "therapeutic". Minogue's book, THE SHOWGIRL DIARIES, is...

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Ono Hails Las Vegas

3rd October 2006 0:00

YOKO ONO has sparked rumours she's set to dump New York life for Las Vegas, arguing the city gives greater creative freedom. Ono visited the city...

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Brody In No Rush To Get Married

3rd October 2006 0:00

ADRIEN BRODY is fed up with being constantly asked when he's getting married to his Spanish actress girlfriend, insisting he's in no rush. THE...

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Extras Actress Scared Of Hollywood

3rd October 2006 0:00

EXTRAS star ASHLEY JENSEN is terrified of turning into an anorexic "tanorexic" when she arrives in Hollywood. The Scottish actress, who plays RICKY...

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Single Myers Eyes Big Apple Home

3rd October 2006 0:00

Canadian funnyman MIKE MYERS is reportedly in negotiations to buy a 'bachelor pad' in New York City. The AUSTIN POWERS actor, 43, stunned Hollywood...

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Frank Beyer Dies

3rd October 2006 0:00

German film-maker FRANK BEYER has died after succumbing to a long illness. He was 74. One of communist East Germany's most renowned directors, Beyer...

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Blethyn's Mother Thought She Worked For Free

3rd October 2006 0:00

Oscar nominee BRENDA BLETHYN had to explain to her late mother how successful she had become, because she didn't realise the star got paid for her...

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The Things They Say 3039

3rd October 2006 0:00

"We had to be so careful. There's that second album cliche about bands writing about how terrible hotel rooms are - and we'd just spent a year and a...

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Fascinating Fact 2204

3rd October 2006 0:00

ANTONIO BANDERAS will receive a Gabi Lifetime Achievement award at the 10th annual Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival on Saturday...

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Moby: 'I'm A Recovering News Junkie'

3rd October 2006 0:00

Dance star MOBY is a recovering internet addict who used to spend hours scouring the world wide web for the latest news. The PORCELAIN hitmaker now...

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The Things They Say 3038

3rd October 2006 0:00

"I like the way NICOLE RICHIE dresses - cool vintage pieces. I'm always like, 'Where did she find that? Damn!'" NELLY FURTADO admires Nicole Richie's...

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The Things They Say 3040

3rd October 2006 0:00

"BABY DADDY drives me crazy with that stuff sometimes. I just want to shake him and say, 'Go get laid.'" SCISSOR SISTERS singer JAKE SHEARS thinks...

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The Things They Say 3042

3rd October 2006 0:00

"I've had a lot of run-ins with the police, so it was nice to finally use that experience in a role. I never thought it would come in handy." MARK...

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The Things They Say 3041

3rd October 2006 0:00

"Toughness is my business and the reality is that a lot of people really don't or can't make a living acting." DAME HELEN MIRREN explains how at 61...

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Fascinating Fact 2203

3rd October 2006 0:00

NIRVANA's 1994 concert film LIVE! TONIGHT! SOLD OUT! will be released for the first time on DVD next month (NOV06).

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Fascinating Fact 2205

3rd October 2006 0:00

Oscar-winner MERYL STREEP will guest edit the November/December issue of The Green Guide, an environmental magazine that "provides practical...

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Fascinating Fact 2202

3rd October 2006 0:00

British rock band KASABIAN bare all in a new photo shoot with legendary photographer MICK ROCK for men's magazine Playboy US.

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Jackson Album Collaborations Confirmed

3rd October 2006 0:00

The manager of producer RON 'NEFF U' FEEMSTER has confirmed MICHAEL JACKSON is recording a new urban album with a host of leading names. CHARLES...

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Fiasco: 'Jay-z Is In It For The Money'

3rd October 2006 12:18

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Mtv Chairman Decides To Stay On

3rd October 2006 18:12

MTV Networks Chairman Judith McGrath has decided to remain with the company, ending weeks of speculation that she might quit following the ouster of...

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Tony Winner History Boys Makes Command Performance As Movie

3rd October 2006 18:12

The film version of the Tony-award-winning play The History Boys received a command performance in London Monday night, just hours after the cast who...

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No Glory For Borat In Kazakhstan

3rd October 2006 18:12

Kazakhstan's largest movie chain has done the expected -- banned the upcoming movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious...

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King's Men Director Feels "Like Getting Hit By A Truck"

3rd October 2006 18:12

Oscar-winning screenwriter (Schindler's List) and director Steve Zaillian was clearly stunned by the critical and box-office failure of his latest...

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Kutcher Punks Box Office

3rd October 2006 18:12

Two movies starring Ashton Kutcher performed better at the box office over the weekend than their studios had predicted, according to final figures...

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Liberal Bloggers Scorn Woodward's Apparent About-face

3rd October 2006 18:12

Bob Woodward's State of Denial, a critical appraisal of the administration's pursuit of the war in Iraq, is being pelted from an unexpected source --...

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Older Viewers Leaving Cbs Newscast, Younger Ones Coming

3rd October 2006 18:12

The CBS Evening News has lost some of its regular older viewers since Katie Couric arrived to anchor the program, but it has gained viewers in the...

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Fox Shows Go On Baseball Hiatus

3rd October 2006 18:12

With the beginning of post-season baseball, Fox, as usual, is putting its primetime schedule on hiatus, but, according to AdWeek, is in better shape...

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Play Ball!

3rd October 2006 18:12

While a Yankees-Dodgers World Series may not be the choice of most betters, it's definitely the choice of the Fox TV network, Daily Variety observed...

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