Music, Movie and Entertainment News 8th May 2003

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Museum Prepares To Fete Hans Christian Andersen

8th May 2003 1:44

Expensive preparations have been made for the celebration of beloved storyteller HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN's bicentenary. Bosses of the museum...

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Matrix Twins Beat Up Each Other - And The Competition

8th May 2003 1:44

MATRIX RELOADED twin actors ADRIAN and NEIL RAYMENT bagged the juicy roles in the film sequel after beating each other up at the audition. The...

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Jack Hails Therapy

8th May 2003 1:44

Legendary actor JACK NICHOLSON applauds the work of therapists - and admits they've regularly helped him overcome his troubles. And the OSCAR...

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Bend It Like Beckham Scoring Big

8th May 2003 1:44

British movie BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM is continuing to rise in the American box office - living up to experts' estimates that it is on course to be a...

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Muppets Go Home

8th May 2003 1:44

THE MUPPETS are back in the hands of the HENSON family after three years. Creator JIM HENSON's family sold KERMIT, MISS PIGGY and co to German...

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Roberts And Pitt Slammed By Anti-smokers

8th May 2003 1:44

Hollywood superstars JULIA ROBERTS and BRAD PITT have been slammed for failing to answer teen fans' written concerns to their smoking in movies. ...

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Farrell And Hopkins Beat Kidman And Dicaprio To Screens

8th May 2003 1:44

NICOLE KIDMAN and LEONARDO DiCAPRIO's version of ALEXANDER THE GREAT is set to be beaten to the screens by COLIN FARRELL and ANTHONY HOPKINS'...

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Lisa-marie Fights Off Death Questions

8th May 2003 1:44

LISA-MARIE PRESLEY is leaving her painful recollections of her father ELVIS' death for her memoirs - because she might have come to terms with them...

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Jessica Simpson Flashes Her Bowling Skills

8th May 2003 1:44

DESTINY'S CHILD beauty KELLY ROWLAND was among a crowd of stars cheering on JESSICA SIMPSON in Los Angeles on Monday (05MAY03), during a round of...

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David Gray's Loo-ny Fans

8th May 2003 1:44

British singer/songwriter DAVID GRAY had to hide in a toilet after being pursued by an over-zealous fan. The DEAD IN THE WATER hitmaker was...

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Tim Mcgraw To Perform Free Concert At Military Base

8th May 2003 1:44

TIM McGRAW and his DANCEHALL DOCTORS will take a slight detour from their ONE BAND SHOW to put on the ONE BASE SHOW for the American troops later...

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Lisa-marie Knows Why Her Marriages Fail

8th May 2003 1:44

LISA-MARIE PRESLEY is desperate to find her true soulmate after three failed marriages, but she admits she has given up on love for now. The...

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U2 Lead Legal Downloads

8th May 2003 1:44

U2 have been crowned the kings of legal Internet downloading after their hits were snapped up by fans checking out the first week of computer giants...

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Kelly Osbourne Ditched From Label

8th May 2003 1:44

Outspoken singer KELLY OSBOURNE has been silenced by her bosses - she's been dropped by her record company EPIC. The 18-year-old daughter of OZZY...

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Def Jam Lose Fraud Court Case

8th May 2003 1:44

ISLAND DEF JAM and its high-powered boss LYOR COHEN have been ordered to pay out a whopping $132 million (GBP88 million) to a little-known music...

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Eminem Says No To Weird Al Spoof

8th May 2003 1:44

Rapper EMINEM can't see the funny side of a WEIRD AL YANKOVICH video parody - he's refused permission for the spoof. Weird Al has parodied songs...

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Madonna's "Secret" Gig Revealed

8th May 2003 1:44

News of an intimate MADONNA gig has sent fans of the QUEEN OF POP into a ticket frenzy. The AMERICAN LIFE hitmaker will perform a small concert in...

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Oj Showered With Golf Balls

8th May 2003 9:38

OJ SIMPSON is losing sleep over things going bump in the night - because buckets of golf balls keep dropping from the sky onto his roof. The...

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Delaney Checks In

8th May 2003 9:38

Actress KIM DELANEY has checked into an Arizona rehab facility to help her kick her drink problems once and for all. The former NYPD BLUE star,...

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Famke's Driving Distress

8th May 2003 9:38

Actress FAMKE JANSSEN is determined to stop driving while in an emotional state - because she keeps getting speeding tickets with accompanying...

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Jada's Breastfeeding Bonus

8th May 2003 9:38

Motherhood had an unexpected treat in store for JADA PINKETT SMITH when she signed on to star in THE MATRIX: RELOADED - it gave her super powers. ...

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Cleese Had The Mother From Hell

8th May 2003 9:38

The death of JOHN CLEESE's bitter mother last year (02) was one of the best thing that has ever happened to the funnyman, according to his...

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X-files Star Plans Kenya Wedding

8th May 2003 9:38

X-FILES star GILLIAN ANDERSON is planning to turn her summer (03) wedding into an African adventure. The actress intends to wed fiance JULIAN...

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Bob Hope Wants To Be Remembered As He Was

8th May 2003 9:38

Legendary comedian BOB HOPE is remaining behind closed doors and away from the limelight - because he wants the world to remember him in his...

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Demi Moore Accused Of Trying To Seduce Ex-employee

8th May 2003 9:38

Sexy actress DEMI MOORE is being sued by a former domestic hand - who is accusing her of dismissing him from his job when he refused to have sex...

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Benet Speaks Out On Cheating On Berry

8th May 2003 9:38

R+B hunk ERIC BENET has spoken out for the first time about cheating on his stunning actress wife HALLE BERRY. Benet made tabloid headlines last...

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Timberlake Shattered By Pal's Death

8th May 2003 9:38

Pop hunk JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is mourning the sudden death of his actor pal JESSE NILSSON. Canadian-born Nilsson, 25, who died on 26 April (03) of...

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Rene Explains $2 Million Hand-out

8th May 2003 9:38

CELINE DION's manager/husband RENE ANGELIL paid YUN KYEONG KWON SUNG $2 million (GBP1.3 million) for her silence over a sexual harassment suit -...

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Marvin Missed Out On Natalie Cole Duets Album

8th May 2003 9:38

Soul legend MARVIN GAYE was planning to record a duets album with his hero NAT KING COLE's daughter NATALIE COLE in the months before his death. ...

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Beyonce's Dance Challenge

8th May 2003 9:38

BEYONCE KNOWLES decided to hold auditions for the dancers in her new video because she gets inspired by fresh-faced talent. The DESTINY'S CHILD...

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Mccartney's Lost Song Hits The High Notes

8th May 2003 9:38

PAUL McCARTNEY has revealed why lost song A LOVE FOR YOU was missing for so long - he couldn't hit the high notes. The former BEATLE recorded the...

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Presley Explains Nic Split

8th May 2003 9:38

LISA-MARIE PRESLEY and former husband NICOLAS CAGE have put the past behind them to become best friends - after working out what made their short...

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Ewan Mcgregor: 'My Brother The Gulf War Pilot'

8th May 2003 13:34

Scottish actor EWAN McGREGOR has spoken with pride about his pilot brother, who has just returned from flying bombing missions over Iraq. COLIN...

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Jackie Collins Credits Bob Hope For Writing Career

8th May 2003 13:34

British author JACKIE COLLINS has uncovered the inspiration for her successful writing career - comedian BOB HOPE. The HOLLYWOOD WIVES scribe,...

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Clare's Terminator Doubt

8th May 2003 13:34

CLAIRE DANES is glad she agreed to appear in the upcoming TERMINATOR sequel on the spot - because she wasn't convinced she was right for the part...

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Clever Keanu

8th May 2003 13:34

He may have played an amiable simpleton in 80s cult comedy BILL + TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, but KEANU REEVES is really very smart - according to...

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Ewan's A Secret Rock Star

8th May 2003 13:34

Hollywood star EWAN McGREGOR is hiding a secret musical talent - because he's scared of being slated by critics. The Scottish MOULIN ROUGE actor -...

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Gwynnie Dresses Down To Match Chris

8th May 2003 13:34

She may be one of the most stylish women in the world, but GWYNETH PALTROW's dress sense seems to be deserting her since she started dating CHRIS...

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Ewan's Trainspotting Dilemma

8th May 2003 13:34

EWAN McGREGOR is reluctant to appear in a sequel to TRAINSPOTTING - because he was less-than impressed with the follow-up novel. The Scottish...

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Campbell Keen For De Niro's Babies?

8th May 2003 13:34

NAOMI CAMPBELL is reportedly keen to rekindle her romance with acting legend ROBERT DE NIRO, so she can have children with him. According to...

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Potter Suspects Held

8th May 2003 13:34

LATEST: Four men are being held by British police suspected of the theft of the latest HARRY POTTER novel. The group - which includes two...

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Roger Moore In Hospital Dash

8th May 2003 13:34

Veteran screen star ROGER MOORE has been rushed to hospital after collapsing whilst on stage last night (07MAY03). The JAMES BOND actor had been...

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Fatboy Takes On The Stones

8th May 2003 13:34

Superstar DJ FATBOY SLIM has been given the go-ahead to remix the ROLLING STONES classic SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL. The wrinkly rockers are fiercely...

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Daredevil Penny

8th May 2003 13:34

Rocker ROD STEWART's sexy sweetheart PENNY LANCASTER has risked life and limb for a new lingerie photoshoot - balancing on the edge of a Los Angeles...

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Cole's Struggle With Nat's Death

8th May 2003 13:34

NATALIE COLE struggled with her father NAT KING COLE's death because her mother kept his illness from her. The singer admits she was devastated...

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J.lo Elevator Demands

8th May 2003 13:34

Latina singer JENNIFER LOPEZ has been blasted by neighbours of her actor fiance BEN AFFLECK, after reportedly demanding a private elevator to his...

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Nona Still Bitter About Prince Betrayal

8th May 2003 13:34

Actress NONA GAYE will never forgive PRINCE for the way he broke her heart when she was a smitten teenager. The pop superstar was 16 years older...

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Posh And Becks Bag New French Mansion

8th May 2003 13:34

Ex-SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM and her soccer star husband DAVID have secretly splashed out on a $1.5 million (GBP1 million) luxury house in the...

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Olivier And Kylie Scrap La Move

8th May 2003 13:34

KYLIE MINOGUE's sexy French lover OLIVIER MARTINEZ has pulled out of plans to buy a Los Angeles love nest to share with her - after branding locals...

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J.lo's Papal Tantrum

8th May 2003 13:34

Superstar singer JENNIFER LOPEZ and fiance BEN AFFLECK's wedding plans have hit a snag - the POPE has refused to bless the nuptials. The pair have...

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Aussie Actors Rule The Roost

8th May 2003 17:08

Aussie X-MEN actor HUGH JACKMAN has discovered the antipodean contingent in Hollywood all stick close together. Hugh, who is married to Australian...

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Paris Hilton's Mum In Naked Fury

8th May 2003 17:08

Hotel heiress PARIS HILTON was forced to endure the wrath of her mother KATHY - after being tempted by an offer to appear nude in PLAYBOY magazine. ...

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Lawsuit Filed By Weisman's Web

8th May 2003 17:08

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN director DAVID WEISMAN is filing a lawsuit in Los Angeles against producer ROBERT EVANS. Weisman claims the credit for...

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Christian Slater's A Shooting Star

8th May 2003 17:08

Actor CHRISTIAN SLATER is to appear on cult British comedy TV show SHOOTING STARS - having befriended the show's two hosts while filming in...

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Matrix Stars Erupt

8th May 2003 17:08

MATRIX RELOADED beauty JADA PINKETT SMITH had a major falling out with the movie's producer JOEL SILVER - just two days before the sequel's...

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Coy Cruz

8th May 2003 17:08

Spanish beauty PENELOPE CRUZ has good reason to keep quiet about her relationship with TOM CRUISE - because she loathes the world of celebrity...

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Shatner Sued By Ex-wife For Providing Wrong Semen

8th May 2003 17:08

WILLIAM SHATNER's ex-wife is suing her STAR TREK hero ex for breach of contract over the breeding privileges of three stallions. MARCY LAFFERTY...

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J-lo's Press Fight

8th May 2003 17:08

Latina lovely JENNIFER LOPEZ finds her battle to keep the press out of her private life a real struggle. The OUT OF SIGHT actress will reportedly...

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Muslim Groups Offended By X-men 2

8th May 2003 17:08

X2 director BRYAN SINGER has come under fire from Muslim groups who are demanding he apologises for "anti-Islamic propaganda" which they claim is...

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Sophie Ellis Bextor's Teenage Idol

8th May 2003 17:08

Pop vixen SOPHIE ELLIS BEXTOR's childhood heroine was BAYWATCH stunner PAMELA ANDERSON. The MURDER ON THE DANCEFLOOR chanteuse wrote an article...

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Westlife's Mark Deals With Kiss And Tell Stories

8th May 2003 17:08

Kiss and tell stories don't faze WESTLIFE hero MARK FEEHILY - because he knows how to rise above bad press. The FLYING WITHOUT WINGS vocalist...

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Wu-tang Collective Release One More Album

8th May 2003 17:08

Now that OL' DIRTY BASTARD has been released from jail, the WU-TANG CLAN are preparing to record their final album. Rapper RZA believes the New...

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Beyonce Knowles Plans Solo Album

8th May 2003 17:08

DESTINY'S CHILD babe BEYONCE KNOWLES is planning to become the final member of the trio to launch her solo career. The well-connected singer has...

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Justin: I'm Just A Regular Guy

8th May 2003 17:08

Humble hunk JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is baffled by the attention he gets from women - but he does have his heart set on meeting a sexy British girl. ...

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Mancunians Object To Hearing The Boss In Bed

8th May 2003 17:08

Residents of Manchester, England, are up in arms about a proposed outdoor BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN concert - because they will be forced to listen to the...

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Eminem Film Heads To The Stage

8th May 2003 17:08

Hard man rapper EMINEM's box office success 8 MILE is poised to become a stage musical. The STAN hitmaker has given his approval for the...

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Colin Firth: You Can't Call Me Hugh

8th May 2003 20:54

Brooding British thespian COLIN FIRTH is sick and tired of being compared to fellow native HUGH GRANT. The two men starred alongside each other in...

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Michael Caine Acts His Tights Off

8th May 2003 20:54

SIR MICHAEL CAINE discovered something new about himself on the set of his latest movie THE ACTORS - he has a great pair of legs. A body double...

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Godsmack Inspire Jackman

8th May 2003 20:54

Australian hunk HUGH JACKMAN drew on musical inspiration to get him in character for his role as X-MEN's WOLVERINE - from rockers GODSMACK. ...

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Drew Is Finally Settled With Fabrizio

8th May 2003 20:54

DREW BARRYMORE believes she has finally found love - following the heartbreak of two failed marriages. The actress, who shot to fame in 1981 as...

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Carrie Anne-moss' Emotional Pregnancy

8th May 2003 20:54

THE MATRIX star CARRIE-ANNE MOSS has discovered an unimpressive side to her pregnancy - she bursts into tears over everything. The Canadian...

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Paralysis Research Bill Named For Reeve

8th May 2003 20:54

Paralysed SUPERMAN actor CHRISTOPHER REEVE could soon have a law providing $400 million (GBP250 million) for paralysis research named after him. ...

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Rodney Dangerfield Fighting Fit Again

8th May 2003 20:54

Ageing American comedian RODNEY DANGERFIELD is back on form just one month after undergoing brain surgery - by firing witty replies to reporters'...

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Locklear Sought To Save Ailing Show

8th May 2003 20:54

LATEST: Sexy actress HEATHER LOCKLEAR has some good news following reports her new sitcom has been put on ice - bosses of a failing show are hotly...

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Pitt And Aniston Get Home Advice From Devito

8th May 2003 20:54

Hollywood hunk BRAD PITT has opted to get advice on his long-running home renovations - from actor DANNY DeVITO. Pitt and his wife JENNIFER...

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Jessica Simpson's Fashion Faux Pas

8th May 2003 20:54

Sexy singer JESSICA SIMPSON is set to don terrible attire to a Hollywood bash tonight (08MAY03) - to raise cash. The IRRESISTIBLE beauty is...

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Nugent In Trouble Over Racial Slurs

8th May 2003 20:54

Denver, Colorado, radio presenters RICK LEWIS and MICHAEL FLOORWAX (corr) were forced to pull the plug on an interview with TED NUGENT when the...

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Craig David And Ashanti To Open For Mariah Carey

8th May 2003 20:54

R'n'B sensation ASHANTI will join CRAIG DAVID as the special guests of MARIAH CAREY during her CHARMBRACELET WORLD TOUR. David is already...

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Nelly Changes His Tune

8th May 2003 20:54

Rapper NELLY is revamping his HOT IN HERRE megahit because he wants girls to put his clothes on In the original 2002 summer smash hit, a backing...

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Career Change For Sinead O'connor

8th May 2003 20:54

Irish crooner SINEAD O'CONNOR plans to teach religion once she quits the music business in July (03). Shaven-haired Sinead, 36, announced her...

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Justin's Solo Triumph

8th May 2003 20:54

Heart-throb JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE has wowed the crowds with the opening night of his debut solo tour in Sheffield, England. The dreamy LIKE I LOVE YOU...

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Dixie Chicks Revive Joan Osbourne

8th May 2003 20:54

Country girls the DIXIE CHICKS have brought JOAN OSBOURNE back to the masses - by enlisting her to open the first 28 concerts of their TOP OF THE...

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Stars Unite To Save Iraqi Orphan

8th May 2003 20:54

Pop stars CHRISTINA AGUILERA, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and ASHANTI are among those campaigning to bring a burned Iraqi orphan to America for medical...

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Pink's Angelic Move

8th May 2003 20:54

Punky minx PINK has recorded the lead track for the forthcoming CHARLIE'S ANGELS sequel. Pink - real name ALECIA MOORE - has teamed up with BECK...

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Osbourne Kids Host Mtv Tour

8th May 2003 20:54

Troubled siblings JACK and KELLY OSBOURNE are preparing to front this year's (03) ISLE OF MTV event on an island off the south of France. OZZY and...

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