Celebrity Gossip, Music, Movie and Entertainment News 8th May 2009

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Lenny Henry Confirmed As Rock With Laughter 09 Host

8th May 2009 7:19

Comedian Lenny Henry has been announced as the new host of Christmas variety festival Rock of Laughter.Taking the reins from previous compere Jasper...

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Minogue Lights Up New York

8th May 2009 8:15

Pop star KYLIE MINOGUE turned New York's Empire State Building red and white on Thursday (07May09) in honour of a cancer charity. The Australian...

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Hudson Is Engaged Again

8th May 2009 8:15

JENNIFER HUDSON is engaged for the second time - the singer/actress proposed to her partner DAVID OTUNGA eight months after he popped the question...

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Fascinating Fact 7325

8th May 2009 8:15

Celebrity blogger PEREZ HILTON and CARMEN ELECTRA both make cameo appearances in the PUSSYCAT DOLLS' new video for HUSH HUSH.

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The Things They Say 12171

8th May 2009 8:15

"I couldn't even pick up a girl until I had a hit song. When that happened, I was in a club in Argentina, I rang my five best friends and said, 'Get...

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Fascinating Fact 7324

8th May 2009 8:15

BARBRA STREISAND's new concert DVD, Streisand: The Concerts, has hit the top of the U.S. Billboard Top Music DVD chart in its first week out,...

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The Things They Say 12170

8th May 2009 8:15

"We were trashing hotel rooms. We went through a phase of sitting up all night drinking, then picking fights with people. I've no idea what we were...

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Mayer Tests His Songs On Servants

8th May 2009 8:15

Rocker JOHN MAYER tests his new material on the staff at his California home. Jennifer Aniston's ex is currently working on a new album, and has been...

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Kanye Names His Successor

8th May 2009 8:15

KANYE WEST has found the successor to his crown as king of the charts - a little-known British singer called MR HUDSON. West has taken the newcomer...

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Nelson's Pal Dead At 56

8th May 2009 8:15

WILLIE NELSON's longtime stage manager and "golf partner" has died, aged 56. Randall 'Poodie' Locke toured with the country legend for more than 30...

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Rocker Summer Arrested On Drug Charges

8th May 2009 8:15

Eighties rocker HENRY LEE SUMMER has been arrested in Indiana on drug possession charges. The 53-year-old was detained by police in Indianapolis on...

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Munchkin Mickey Carroll Dead At 89

8th May 2009 8:15

MICKEY CARROLL, one of the last surviving Munchkins from the movie THE WIZARD OF OZ, has died. The former actor, born Michael Finocchiaro, died on...

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De La Hoya Hospitalised For Exhaustion, Not Overdose

8th May 2009 8:15

A representative for DAISY DE LA HOYA has blasted reports the U.S. reality TV star has been hospitalised for a drugs overdose - insisting the star is...

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Garner Embarks On First Save The Children Outing

8th May 2009 8:15

Hollywood actress JENNIFER GARNER turned storyteller on Tuesday (05May09), reading to kids in Washington, D.C. in her first official act as an...

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Sutherland On Assault Charge

8th May 2009 8:15

KIEFER SUTHERLAND has been officially charged in relation to an alleged attack on a designer at a New York fashion party. The 24 star stands accused...

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Fascinating Fact 7326

8th May 2009 8:15

HEIDI KLUM is getting all flighty as the face of former Bond girl Paula Thomas' Thomas Wylde fashion line. The pregnant model sports a colourful...

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The Things They Say 12173

8th May 2009 8:15

"We got married in (Las) Vegas and I didn't realise until I got to the chapel, so I paid the cabbie (cab driver) $50 (£33)." GREY'S ANATOMY star...

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The Things They Say 12172

8th May 2009 8:15

"I haven't made anything for six months. I wish I had more time for my wood-based activities. I made a table - the top was very good, but the legs...

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Quinto's Fingers Glued For Star Trek Salute

8th May 2009 8:15

ZACHARY QUINTO had such a hard time training his hand to make the Vulcan salute for the new STAR TREK movie director J.J. ABRAMS had to glue his...

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Jesus Christ & The Beatles Help Raise $500,000 At Waxworks Auction

8th May 2009 8:15

JESUS CHRIST and his disciples, THE BEATLES and MICHELLE PFEIFFER have been sold off in a bizarre California waxworks auction. Profiles In History...

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Near-death Skiing Accident Revived Priscilla Director's Film Career

8th May 2009 8:15

Aussie moviemaker STEPHAN ELLIOTT credits a back-breaking skiing accident for reviving his love of directing after the critical mauling of his THE...

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Ellen & Portia Top Babysitter List

8th May 2009 8:15

ELLEN DEGENERES and PORTIA DE ROSSI have topped a new poll to find the most trusted celebrity babysitters. The married couple has no kids but more...

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Kiefer Sutherland Handed Assault Charge Over Head Butt

8th May 2009 8:45

Actor Kiefer Sutherland has been charged with misdemeanour assault after allegedly head butting a fashion designer at a New York City party.The...

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Keanu Reeves In Line For Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

8th May 2009 9:06

Universal Studios has signed up Keanu Reeves to star in a new film version of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.The Matrix star will take the...

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Graham Coxon Talks Suicide, Sausages And Skirts

8th May 2009 11:38

The battle between BLUR'S COUNTRY HOUSE and OASIS' ROLL WITH IT almost drove GRAHAM COXON to suicide, the guitarist has revealed. Speaking to the...

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Nude Cassie Photo Surfaces Online

8th May 2009 12:20

A saucy photograph of CASSIE baring all has leaked online - just hours after the singer hit out at a hacker for topless pictures of her on the...

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Braxton Promoter Admits Con

8th May 2009 12:20

A concert promoter has confessed to conning TONI BRAXTON fans by attempting to pass off an impersonator as the real thing. Entertainer Trina...

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Iglesias' Pill-popping Problem

8th May 2009 12:20

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS' anxiety forces him to take sleeping tablets at night - admitting he swallows pill after pill in a bid to beat his insomnia. The...

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Allen Behind The Specials Reunion

8th May 2009 12:20

Ska legends THE SPECIALS' reunion was brought about by an unlikely mediator - pop star LILY ALLEN. The Too Much Too Young hitmakers reformed after...

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Carreras Quits Opera

8th May 2009 12:20

JOSE CARRERAS has taken his final bow - the Spanish tenor has confirmed he is to retire from opera. The 62-year-old admits he can no longer meet the...

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Rare Monroe Photos On Sale

8th May 2009 12:20

The last ever photos of screen icon MARILYN MONROE are expected to fetch thousands of dollars in an online auction. Four ultra-rare pictures of the...

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Judge Denies Polanski's Dismissal Bid

8th May 2009 12:20

A judge rejected ROMAN POLANSKI's request to dismiss his long-running rape case after the filmmaker refused to return to the U.S. for the hearing on...

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Fascinating Fact 7327

8th May 2009 12:20

LILY ALLEN flouted the French smoking ban by lighting up on stage at La Cigale club in Paris on Thursday night (05May09). She will receive a $58...

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Lewis Swaps Hackney For Hollywood

8th May 2009 12:20

British singing sensation LEONA LEWIS has swapped a rough London neighbourhood for Hollywood - despite insisting she would never turn her back on her...

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Schreiber Unhappy With 'Squirrel-like' X-men Action Figure

8th May 2009 12:20

Actor LIEV SCHREIBER is disappointed with the action figurine of his X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE character - because the toy looks like "an angry...

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Brand & Madison Make A Big Noise In Las Vegas

8th May 2009 12:20

British funnyman RUSSELL BRAND has snagged HUGH HEFNER's ex, according to guests at a Las Vegas hotel who heard the couple's noisy...

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Cohen's Embarrassing Bruno Mishap

8th May 2009 12:20

SACHA BARON COHEN was struck down with an embarrassing ailment while filming his new movie BRUNO - he reportedly suffered an allergic reaction while...

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Paltrow Eyes Stage Return

8th May 2009 12:20

GWYNETH PALTROW is in talks to return to the London stage seven years after her last theatre performance. The star has not been in a play since she...

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Friend Defends Knightley's Abuse Ad

8th May 2009 12:20

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY's actor boyfriend RUPERT FRIEND has hit out at a U.K. advertising watchdog after the actress' anti-domestic violence advert was...

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Swayze's Health Regrets

8th May 2009 12:20

PATRICK SWAYZE regrets not taking better care of himself in his youth - after his cancer battle showed him just how fragile the human body can...

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Jackman To Bring Wolverine To Mexico

8th May 2009 12:20

HUGH JACKMAN will cheer up victims of swine flu in Mexico - he is planning a special screening of new movie X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE. The blockbuster...

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Fascinating Fact 7329

8th May 2009 12:20

Actress VANESSA HUDGENS won her part in new movie BANDSLAM by performing a rendition of AMY WINEHOUSE's hit single REHAB during her audition.

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The Things They Say 12174

8th May 2009 12:20

"The audiences in the States are not ready for grabbing balls." Mexican actor DIEGO LUNA explains why the promotional poster for the release of his...

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Fascinating Fact 7328

8th May 2009 12:20

LINDSAY LOHAN has channelled screen icon MARILYN MONROE for another photoshoot. The star bared all for a provocative New York magazine spread last...

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Hudgens Learned To Play Guitar For Bandslam

8th May 2009 12:20

Actress VANESSA HUDGENS picked up a new skill while filming upcoming movie BANDSLAM - she learned to play the guitar. The High School Musical star...

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Chris Brown's Lawyers Probe Leak Of Rihanna Photo

8th May 2009 14:00

The legal team of singer Chris Brown have requested access to police files to discover how a photograph of his girlfriend Rihanna was leaked.A...

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Abba Stars Reteam For New Tune After 15 Years

8th May 2009 16:10

Former ABBA stars BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS are set to premiere the first pop song they've co-written in 15 years. The pair, who split from...

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Armstrong Wasn't Ready For Kids With Crow

8th May 2009 16:10

Cycling star LANCE ARMSTRONG blames SHERYL CROW's biological clock for their relationship breakdown. Armstrong and singer Crow dated for three years...

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Amos Slams Gay Marriage Ban

8th May 2009 16:10

TORI AMOS has blasted voters who pushed through a gay marriage ban in California - because it goes against the teachings of MARTIN LUTHER KING,...

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M.i.a. Asks Oprah To Help Bombed Tamils

8th May 2009 16:10

British-born singer M.I.A. is begging U.S. media queen OPRAH WINFREY to help her shed light on attacks on civilians in Sri Lanka. The star was born...

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Segel Inspired By Brand's Attitude

8th May 2009 16:10

JASON SEGEL based his character in I LOVE YOU, MAN on RUSSELL BRAND - because the British funnyman's onset charisma was so strong. Segel and Brand...

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Fascinating Fact 7330

8th May 2009 16:10

British actors JUDE LAW, COLIN FIRTH, and ALAN RICKMAN will head an all-star tribute to late playwright HAROLD PINTER in London next month (June09)....

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Pattinson's Gay Scene Anguish

8th May 2009 16:10

ROBERT PATTINSON had a painful experience filming gay love scenes with JAVIER BELTRAN for upcoming movie LITTLE ASHES - they both refused to shave...

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Sutherland Tops List Of Beautiful Canadians

8th May 2009 16:10

KIEFER SUTHERLAND has been given a boost following his arrest for allegedly headbutting a fashion designer - the actor has been named the most...

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Paltrow Donates Personal Trainer To Charity

8th May 2009 16:10

GWYNETH PALTROW has donated a session with her personal trainer to a celebrity charity auction. Fitness fanatics can bid online for a session with...

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Parker & Broderick's Surrogate Outed

8th May 2009 16:10

The surrogate mum carrying twins for SARAH JESSICA PARKER and husband MATTHEW BRODERICK has been outed by a U.S. magazine. The couple is set to...

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Gilmour To Sing For London's Homeless

8th May 2009 16:10

PINK FLOYD guitar legend DAVID GILMOUR is headlining a secret gig to raise money for London's homeless. The star will take to the stage at a mystery...

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Samuel L Jackson Set For Life On The High Seas

8th May 2009 16:21

SAMUEL L JACKSON has signed up to star in a new movie about pirates, it has been revealed. However, rather than gallivanting around the Caribbean...

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Kate Winslet Sues Daily Mail For £150k Over Exercise Claims

8th May 2009 16:22

Oscar winner Kate Winslet has launched a libel action against the Daily Mail newspaper over an article which alleged she lied about her fitness...

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Kate Winslet Sues Daily Mail For £150k Over Exercise Claims

8th May 2009 16:22

Oscar winner Kate Winslet has launched a libel action against the Daily Mail newspaper over an article which alleged she lied about her fitness...

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Nielsen Rolls Out Its Ratings Again

8th May 2009 18:46

Nielsen's ratings logjam, created by what it described as "server issues," was slowly being cleared away Thursday as the company finally released...

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Networks Likely To Turn Down Obama Primetime Request

8th May 2009 18:46

After losing some $30 million from advertisers while they covered President Obama's three primetime news conferences in recent months, the major...

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Moonves To Advertisers Prepare To Pay More

8th May 2009 18:46

CBS, which was the only network to increase its ratings among young adults during the 2008-2009 season, plans to increase its rates to advertisers...

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New York Cable Company Mayspin Off Madison Square Garden

8th May 2009 18:46

Cablevision Systems, which operates in the New York-New Jersey area, said Thursday that it is considering spinning off its Madison Square Garden...

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How High Will Star Trek Fly?

8th May 2009 18:57

Paramount is downplaying predictions by some box-office prognosticators that the latest Star Trek movie will open with as much as $80-100 million...

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Movie Reivews Next Day Air

8th May 2009 18:57

Next Day Air might have been simply a funny film if it hadn't been so bloody violent, several reviewers say. "The humor is there, but violence brings...

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Pixar To Open Vancouver Studio

8th May 2009 18:57

Taking advantage of Canada's and British Columbia's generous tax incentives -- as well as an extensive talent pool of local filmmakers -- Disney's...

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Columbine-based Feature An Itunes Hit

8th May 2009 18:57

Indie filmmaker Andrew Robinson claimed Thursday that April Showers , his semi-autobiographical movie dealing with the 1999 massacre at Columbine...

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Judge Refuses To Toss Out Polanski Case

8th May 2009 19:07

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Peter Espinoza ruled Thursday that while new facts, disclosed in the documentary Roman Polanski Wanted and Desired...

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Disco Star Wills Dies

8th May 2009 19:15

American pop star VIOLA WILLS died on Wednesday (06May09) after a long battle with illness. She was 69. Wills was discovered by soul legend Barry...

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Music Manager Lueftner Dies

8th May 2009 19:15

The man who discovered WHITNEY HOUSTON, Austrian music manager MONTI LUEFTNER, has died in traffic accident in Munich at the age of 77. Lueftner died...

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New Kids Cause Chaos In New York

8th May 2009 19:15

Reunited boyband NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK brought New York City to a standstill on Friday (08May09) when they performed a free concert on live...

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Seal & Klum Expecting A Baby Girl?

8th May 2009 19:15

Pregnant supermodel HEIDI KLUM and her husband SEAL will get their wish and welcome their first daughter together later this year (09), according to...

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Stiller Mourned Lennon's Death At Vigil

8th May 2009 19:15

BEN STILLER felt connected to JOHN LENNON following the rocker's assassination in 1980 - he joined thousands of fans in a famous vigil outside the...

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The Things They Say 12175

8th May 2009 19:15

"(Zac is like) a young Tom. It's surprising to see a young his who is so on the right track. Usually (young actors) have an attitude. Not him."...

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Jackson To Star As Pirate Negotiator

8th May 2009 19:15

SAMUEL L. JACKSON is following in JOHNNY DEPP's buccaneer footsteps, and starring in a new movie about pirates. But the Pulp Fiction star won't be...

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Fox's Slams Media For Love Life Scrutiny

8th May 2009 19:15

MEGAN FOX is begging the press to leave her and on-off fiance BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN alone while they decide the status of their relationship. The...

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Gibson Battles Twitter Stalker

8th May 2009 19:15

Actor TYRESE GIBSON is taking legal action against a woman who is harassing him on social networking website Twitter.com. The woman, known only as...

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Mccollough Required Surgery After Sutherland's Alleged Assault

8th May 2009 19:15

Fashion designer JACK MCCOLLOUGH required surgery to mend his broken nose after actor KIEFER SUTHERLAND allegedly headbutted him at a New York...

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Kid Rock To Rock At Two-day Block Party

8th May 2009 19:15

KID ROCK is turning a forthcoming pair of performances in his home state of Michigan into a massive street party. The rocker has announced plans to...

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The Things They Say 12176

8th May 2009 19:15

"I don't watch many movies." BATMAN star CHRISTIAN BALE doesn't like to take his work home.

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Farrow Ends Fast

8th May 2009 21:51

MIA FARROW has ended her fast after 12 days after doctors told her she was risking her health if she continued. The actress began a hunger strike on...

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Rihanna In Nude Photo Scandal

8th May 2009 23:30

RIHANNA has become the latest star caught up in a nude photo scandal after salacious snapshots allegedly featuring the singer were posted online on...

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