Music, Movie and Entertainment News 11th October 2006

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Lennon's Former Home Up For Sale

11th October 2006 0:00

The English country home where JOHN LENNON lived at the height of Beatlemania up for sale in the UK for $11.1 million (GBP6 million). The...

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Madonna To Make Official Statement Regarding Adoption Reports

11th October 2006 0:00

LATEST: Superstar MADONNA will make an official statement regarding rumours she has adopted an African baby boy "within 48 hours", according to a...

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Gibson Stays Sober For 65 Days

11th October 2006 0:00

LATEST: MEL GIBSON insists he is working to heal himself after emerging from rehab and has been sober for the past 65 days. Gibson entered rehab...

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Bellamy Claims 9/11 Was An Inside Job

11th October 2006 0:00

MUSE frontman MATT BELLAMY has sensationally claimed 9/11 was an "inside job", insisting the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon was...

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Saif Ali Khan Slams 'Bar Brawl' Report

11th October 2006 0:00

Bollywood star SAIF ALI KHAN has blasted reports he got into a bar brawl in New York, branding the article "slanderous". The New York Post claimed...

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Row Erupts As China Puts Homegrown Movies Before Hollywood

11th October 2006 0:00

Anger is mounting among Chinese cinema-goers after the government postponed releasing a string of Hollywood blockbusters including MIAMI VICE in...

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Evanescence Debut At Top Of Us Albums Chart

11th October 2006 0:00

Rockers EVANESCENCE have jumped straight in at number one in the US albums chart, knocking LUDACRIS off the top spot after just one week. ...

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Almodovar Dreams Of English Language Movie

11th October 2006 0:00

Acclaimed Spanish movie-maker PEDRO ALMODOVAR is desperate to make an English language film, but fears Hollywood will be too constricting. The...

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Gibson Accepts Hollywood Snubs

11th October 2006 0:00

MEL GIBSON accepts he may struggle to find work after his alcohol-fuelled anti-Semitic rant in July (06) sparked outrage across the globe. In an...

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Winslet: 'Black Is Sexiest Film Star'

11th October 2006 0:00

KATE WINSLET has declared JACK BLACK is the "sexiest film star" she has ever worked with - despite starring roles alongside LEONARDO DiCAPRIO in...

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Pitt Produces New Film For Roberts

11th October 2006 0:00

BRAD PITT will produce the film EAT, PRAY, LOVE for his former co-star JULIA ROBERTS. Pitt snapped up the rights to ELIZABETH GILBERT's memoir for...

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Head 'Buffy Spin Off Not Dead'

11th October 2006 0:00

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER star ANTHONY HEAD insists we haven't seen the last of his iconic role as GILES in the hit show - claiming the BBC might film...

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Frankie Valli To Collect Niaf Lifetime Achievement Award

11th October 2006 0:00

Veteran singer FRANKIE VALLI will be presented with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Lifetime Achievement Award on 21 October (06). ...

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Longoria And Parker 'Working' At Relationship

11th October 2006 0:00

LATEST: Troubled couple EVA LONGORIA and TONY PARKER are "trying to work things out" after a rocky few weeks in their relationship. The DESPERATE...

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Lennon's Killer Denied Parole

11th October 2006 0:00

The crazed fan who murdered JOHN LENNON in 1980 has been denied parole for a fourth time because of the "violent nature" of his offence. MARK...

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Holmes To Marry In Chanel

11th October 2006 0:00

Bride-to-be KATIE HOLMES is hoping to walk down the aisle in Chanel when she marries TOM CRUISE. The couple are reportedly set to wed next month...

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Dempsey And Washington Have On-set Spat

11th October 2006 0:00

GREY'S ANATOMY co-stars PATRICK DEMPSEY and ISAIAH WASHINGTON were involved in a heated argument on the set of their hit show on Monday (10OCT06)...

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Aniston: 'Comedy Is Too Sexist'

11th October 2006 0:00

JENNIFER ANISTON has blasted Hollywood scriptwriters for being too sexist when writing comedy, after failing to find film roles that allow her to...

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Osbourne 'Hurt' By Judgmental Journalist

11th October 2006 0:00

TV star SHARON OSBOURNE has invited a journalist who questioned her parenting skills to appear on her celebrated British chat show to personally...

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Williams Hails Clinton And Winfrey For Future Government

11th October 2006 0:00

ROBIN WILLIAMS has tipped OPRAH WINFREY and New York Senator HILLARY CLINTON as the perfect pair to head the US government. The actor plays an...

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Spears Offered An Unlikely Helping Hand

11th October 2006 0:00

BRITNEY SPEARS has been offered unlikely help with her comeback by rockers EAGLES OF DEATH METAL. The heavy metal group's singer JESSE HUGHES is a...

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Jadakiss Released On Bail

11th October 2006 0:00

LATEST: Rapper JADAKISS has been released from jail following his arrest on suspicion of drug and weapon possession after posting $5,000 (GBP2,800)...

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Manic Stars Blast Musicians

11th October 2006 0:00

MANIC STREET PREACHERS rockers JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD and NICKY WIRE have branded do-gooding musicians as "a bunch of c**ts". Lead singer Bradfield...

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Will Snatches Wicked Role

11th October 2006 0:00

British pop star WILL YOUNG is keen to explore his dark side after auditioning to play the male lead in West End WIZARD OF OZ spin-off WICKED. The...

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Black: 'Tenacious D Has Not Sold Out'

11th October 2006 0:00

Singer/actor JACK BLACK has slammed the suggestion TENACIOUS D has sold out just because the band has signed to a major record label and will soon...

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Birth Certificate Names Stern As Father Of Smith's Baby

11th October 2006 0:00

LATEST: HOWARD K STERN is listed as the father of reality star ANNA NICOLE SMITH's newborn daughter on her birth certificate issued in the Bahamas. ...

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Combs Slammed On Youtube

11th October 2006 0:00

Rap mogul SEAN COMBS has angered thousands of YouTube members with the launch of his Diddy TV channel on the filesharing website, announcing his...

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Jackson And Rowe Custody Battle Ends In Payout

11th October 2006 0:00

LATEST: The three year custody battle between pop star MICHAEL JACKSON and ex-wife DEBBIE ROWE has finally ended after she agreed to a cash payment...

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Blunt: 'I Had To Be British In Prada Movie'

11th October 2006 0:00

English actress EMILY BLUNT was determined to make her role in THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA British - because she insists she wanted a "pretentious" accent...

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Muse Blasts Insect To Space

11th October 2006 0:00

MUSE frontman MATT BELLAMY has risked incurring the wrath of animal rights groups by confessing he once strapped a praying mantis onto a rocket and...

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Smith Rushes To Fawcett's Side

11th October 2006 0:00

JACLYN SMITH has rushed to the side of her friend and CHARLIE'S ANGELS co-star FARRAH FAWCETT, following the blonde actress' diagnosis of cancer of...

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Rushdie: 'Muslim Veil Sucks'

11th October 2006 0:00

Writer SALMAN RUSHDIE has reignited the row over Muslim dress codes, insisting the veils worn by Islamic women "suck". Rushdie made the inflammatory...

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Arctic Monkeys Ditch Sheffield For London

11th October 2006 0:00

British rockers ARCTIC MONKEYS have ditched their hometown of Sheffield, Northern England, to seek new inspiration in London. The band, who shot to...

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Sheridan To Be Honoured As An Animal Lover

11th October 2006 0:00

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN will be honoured with a Celebrity Best Friend award at an annual fundraiser for the Wildlife Waystation...

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Dunst Explains Spacey Snub

11th October 2006 0:00

KIRSTEN DUNST insists the thought of kissing KEVIN SPACEY put her off a part in Oscar winning movie AMERICAN BEAUTY. The actress was originally...

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Holloway: 'Lost Cast Worry About Being Killed Off'

11th October 2006 0:00

The cast of LOST live in fear of their characters being killed off, according to actor JOSH HOLLOWAY. Holloway, who plays JAMES 'SAWYER' FORD in the...

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Ure To Be Honoured By Royal

11th October 2006 0:00

Rocker MIDGE URE is to receive a charity award from British royal PRINCESS ANNE for his work helping poor children. The musician will receive the...

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Meatloaf's Death Wish

11th October 2006 0:00

MEATLOAF has arranged for his ashes to be scattered over New York City's Yankee Stadium following his demise. Although it's illegal to do so, the...

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'Vulgar' Jay-z Axed From China?

11th October 2006 0:00

Hip-hop star SHAWN 'JAY-Z' CARTER's upcoming gig in China has been dropped over claims his "vulgar" lyrics are inappropriate in the conservative...

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Williams: 'Electing Presidents Based On Moral Past Is A Shame'

11th October 2006 0:00

Actor ROBIN WILLIAMS has hit out at political correctness when it comes to electing the US president, because it's impossible for candidates not to...

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Dench Blasts Alzheimer's Decision

11th October 2006 0:00

DAME JUDI DENCH has branded the decision to prevent Alzheimer's patients from receiving the best drugs available as "wicked". The actress, who...

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Keane Battle The Bootleggers With Instant Live Cds

11th October 2006 0:00

British rockers KEANE are planning to beat the bootleggers by selling instant live recordings of their gigs just 10 minutes after they leave the...

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Mirren Leads Call For More Ethnic Minorities On Tv

11th October 2006 0:00

British actress DAME HELEN MIRREN is calling for more ethnic minorities to be given roles on TV, insisting they're poorly represented at the moment. ...

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Hallyday's Belgium Hopes Dashed

11th October 2006 0:00

LATEST: French rocker JOHNNY HALLYDAY has had his dreams of Belgian citizenship dashed, after being told by Belgian officials he doesn't qualify for...

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Daltrey To Star In Csi

11th October 2006 0:00

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY will finally make an appearance on CSI: CRIMINAL SCENE INVESTIGATION after singing the theme tune for six years. The...

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Big Brother Rape Allegations Dropped

11th October 2006 0:00

British BIG BROTHER star SEZER YURTSEVEN is celebrating after date rape charges against him were dropped today (11OCT06). The 26-year-old reality TV...

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The Things They Say 3079

11th October 2006 0:00

"This is the first movie he's sung in since THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, so we were pretty fortunate." TENACIOUS D rocker KYLE GASS is grateful...

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Hurley's Son Wants To Fight The Paparazzi

11th October 2006 0:00

ELIZABETH HURLEY has to hold back her four-year-old son DAMIEN from attacking the paparazzi because he becomes so angry when they upset his mum. ...

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Fascinating Fact 2234

11th October 2006 0:00

A gold and silver chess set modelled on the hands of BEATLES drummer RINGO STARR is on display at the Takashimaya department store in Tokyo, Japan,...

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Turner And Wife Welcome First Child

11th October 2006 0:00

Country star JOSH TURNER and his wife JENNIFER FORD TURNER are celebrating after the birth of their first child on Friday (06OCT06). Baby HAMPTON...

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Everett Saved By Pooch

11th October 2006 0:00

Actor RUPERT EVERETT insists he was saved from a life of debauchery - when he bought himself a puppy. The canine pal forced the British star, who...

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The Things They Say 3078

11th October 2006 0:00

"I embarrassingly went up to MERYL STREEP at the Golden Globes. I said, 'I love you so much I want to tongue-kiss you.' And she said, 'Ok.'"...

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The Things They Say 3080

11th October 2006 0:00

"This is not about one party or another. This is about how the whole system sucks." ROBIN WILLIAMS describes the political slant of his new movie MAN...

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Fascinating Fact 2235

11th October 2006 0:00

Human rights group Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball will be broadcast live from London to Edinburgh, Scotland, for the first time on...

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The Things They Say 3077

11th October 2006 0:00

"Oh my God, Cadbury's! It is so much better than Hershey's chocolate. And I love all the mashed potatoes, the mushy peas, the Brussel sprouts."...

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Madonna Adopts Baby Boy, According To His Father

11th October 2006 0:00

LATEST: Pop superstar MADONNA has adopted a one-year-old boy in Malawi, according to the child's father. A photograph published on the front page of...

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Dmx Facing More Driving Charges

11th October 2006 0:00

LATEST: Rapper DMX is facing another court appearance after police pulled him over in New York City on Monday (09OCT06), and impounded his vehicle on...

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Streisand Delivers Foul-mouthed Response To Heckler

11th October 2006 0:00

BARBRA STREISAND was forced to shout down a heckler at her celebrity-packed New York City gig on Monday (09OCT06) night, when the man took exception...

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Trump Blasts Jolie For Voight Estrangement

11th October 2006 0:00

Reality TV mogul DONALD TRUMP has slammed ANGELINA JOLIE for treating her estranged father JON VOIGHT "like a dog" and refusing him access to his...

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Modine Lost Job For Future Wife

11th October 2006 0:00

Hollywood actor MATTHEW MODINE lost his job when he first met his wife, because he decided to take her on a date instead of going to work. The FULL...

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Buffett Slams French Officials For Drug Bungle

11th October 2006 0:00

LATEST: American singer JIMMY BUFFETT has slammed French authorities for detaining him last week (ends08OCT06) after they found 100 "ecstasy" tablets...

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Lohan Wants To Be Action Star

11th October 2006 0:00

MEAN GIRLS star LINDSAY LOHAN wants to model her movie career on ANGELINA JOLIE's filmography, and is desperate to land a leading role in an action...

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Jolie Slams Western Attitudes Towards Immigrants

11th October 2006 0:00

ANGELINA JOLIE has hit out at the attitude of Westerners towards immigrants from troubled countries, because they are often seen as sub-human. ...

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Hilton Taking Richie Reconciliation Slowly

11th October 2006 0:00

LATEST: Hotel heiress PARIS HILTON has taken early steps towards reconciling with NICOLE RICHIE following their 21-month feud, but insists its too...

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Everett To Chronicle Wilde's Later Life

11th October 2006 0:00

British actor RUPERT EVERETT is working on a movie project which will bring author OSCAR WILDE's later life to the big screen for the first time. ...

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Hilton Seeks Restraining Order Against Moakler

11th October 2006 0:00

LATEST: PARIS HILTON is so distraught following her recent encounter with SHANNA MOAKLER in a Los Angeles nightclub, she plans to take out a...

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Idle Refuses To Join Python Reunion

11th October 2006 0:00

ERIC IDLE has no intention of reuniting with his former MONTY PYTHON co-stars to make a final Python film, despite MICHAEL PALIN's attempts to get...

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Jolie Criticised By Black Rights Groups

11th October 2006 0:00

The casting of ANGELINA JOLIE as the mixed-race wife of late journalist DANIEL PEARL in new movie A MIGHTY HEART has been heavily criticised by black...

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Alba Turned Her Back On Religion After Being Branded 'Promiscuous'

11th October 2006 0:00

JESSICA ALBA decided to leave her born-again Christian church after religious leaders accused her of being too promiscuous. The FANTASTIC FOUR star...

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Idle Bonded With Harrison Over Isolation

11th October 2006 0:00

Former MONTY PYTHON star ERIC IDLE instantly bonded with late BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON, because both men knew what it was like to be an outsider. The...

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Swayze Wanted To Remake Top Hat

11th October 2006 0:00

Hollywood heart-throb PATRICK SWAYZE has always dreamed of remaking 1935 classic TOP HAT as a tribute to his dancing icon GINGER ROGERS. The DIRTY...

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Flintstones Animator Ed Benedict Dies

11th October 2006 0:00

Legendary THE FLINTSTONES animator ED BENEDICT has died. He was 94. Benedict passed away in his sleep on 28 August at home in Auburn, California,...

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Feeder Add Third Charity Gig

11th October 2006 0:00

Welsh rockers FEEDER have announced a third concert in London to raise funds for charity War Child. The BURN THE BRIDGES band have added a second...

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Dick Denies He's Gay

11th October 2006 0:00

Troubled comedian ANDY DICK insists that he is not gay, even though he's been sexually intimate with men. The EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH star recently...

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Lloyd Webber Still Loves Ex-wife

11th October 2006 0:00

SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER declared he still loves ex-wife SARAH BRIGHTMAN at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 20 year celebration in London's West End on...

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Wakeman To Wed For Fourth Time

11th October 2006 0:00

Former YES rocker RICK WAKEMAN is set to marry for a fourth time, after proposing to girlfriend RACHEL KAUFMAN - who is 25 years his junior. The...

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Zane Signs Up For West End Show

11th October 2006 0:00

BILLY ZANE is the latest Hollywood star to cross the Atlantic to star in a West End stage show. The TITANIC actor - who is following in the...

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Macpherson Drops Klum Lawsuit

11th October 2006 0:00

ELLE MACPHERSON has dropped plans to file a lawsuit against German beauty HEIDI KLUM, after being inspired by a meeting with Buddhist spiritual...

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Slayer Album Withdrawn In India

11th October 2006 0:00

Heavy metal veterans SLAYER's new album CHRIST ILLUSION has been recalled in India following protests by religious organisations. EMI Virgin India...

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Spector Trial Delayed Again

11th October 2006 0:00

Legendary producer PHIL SPECTOR's murder trial has been delayed yet again - and will now not convene until March next year (07). Los Angeles...

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Ramones Movie Gets Green Light

11th October 2006 0:00

Former EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND executive producer RORY ROSEGARTEN has secured the rights to a feature film about punk rock band the RAMONES. ...

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Winfrey Denies Heat Exhaustion

11th October 2006 0:00

Talk show queen OPRAH WINFREY has rubbished reports she collapsed from heat exhaustion during a recent visit to her hometown of Kosciusko,...

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Pink Video Shoot Interrupted By Drunken Brawl

11th October 2006 0:00

Pop punk PINK was forced to run for cover when the shoot for her new video became the scene for a real-life pitched battle last week (ends08OCT06). ...

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Barton To Appear In Shakespeare Play?

11th October 2006 0:00

Former THE OC beauty MISCHA BARTON is desperate to land a leading role in a WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE play after studying the playwright's work in London...

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Bowie Lands Spongebob Role

11th October 2006 0:00

DAVID BOWIE has agreed to voice a character in an upcoming SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS special because his daughter is a huge fan of the cartoon. The...

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Hawkins Quits The Darkness

11th October 2006 0:00

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS quit the British rockers yesterday (10OCT06), after successfully undergoing rehab for drink and drug problems. ...

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Osmond To Host New Name That Tune

11th October 2006 0:00

DONNY OSMOND will host the latest incarnation of classic US game show NAME THAT TUNE. In addition to the familiar song-guessing game, the show will...

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Dress Up As The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

11th October 2006 0:00

Cult rockers YEAH YEAH YEAHS are challenging their fans to dress up like them at an in-store appearance in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday (13OCT06). The...

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Craig Told Brosnan He Was No Longer Bond

11th October 2006 0:00

DANIEL CRAIG broke PIERCE BROSNAN's heart when he told the Irishman he had been dropped as JAMES BOND at an awards ceremony in February (06). Craig...

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Johansson Gushes About Hartnett

11th October 2006 0:00

SCARLETT JOHANSSON has broken her silence over boyfriend JOSH HARTNETT, declaring the actor is "very sweet" and "a great person". The handsome...

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Mccartney Considering 'When I'm 84'

11th October 2006 0:00

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY is considering updating his 1967 track WHEN I'M 64 after reaching the landmark age in June (06). The former BEATLE is thinking of...

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Conductor Ozawa Cancels Paris Concerts

11th October 2006 0:00

Acclaimed Japanese conductor SEIJI OZAWA has been forced to pull out of two concerts in Paris scheduled for next month (NOV06), due to ill health. ...

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Keith Replaces Paisley At Music City Jam

11th October 2006 0:00

Country star TOBY KEITH will be replacing BRAD PAISLEY at the third annual Music City Jam in February (07), after Paisley learned his pregnant wife...

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Fascinating Fact 2230

11th October 2006 0:00

Country superstar KEITH URBAN joined SHERYL CROW on stage at the Starwood Ampitheatre in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday (08OCT06). The pair played...

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Daniel Smith's Grandmother Believes He Was Murdered

11th October 2006 0:00

ANNA NICOLE SMITH's mother VIRGIE ARTHUR believes her grandson DANIEL was murdered. The 20-year-old died on 10 September (06) after suffering a...

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Farida Mir Accused Of Attacking Photographers

11th October 2006 0:00

Acclaimed Indian folk singer FARIDA MIR has been accused of attacking two photographers after her car hit their bike last Thursday (05OCT06). Police...

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Fascinating Fact 2232

11th October 2006 0:00

US network NBC will produce a new television series based on the 1970s hit show THE BIONIC WOMAN, which was a spin-off of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN....

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Fascinating Fact 2231

11th October 2006 0:00

CRASH star TERRENCE HOWARD has joined the cast of upcoming movie IRON MAN alongside ROBERT DOWNEY JR, who is playing the eponymous superhero.

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Irwin Memorial To Be Released On Dvd

11th October 2006 0:00

The memorial service held for CROCODILE HUNTER STEVE IRWIN will be released as a limited-edition DVD next month (14NOV06). Proceeds from HE CHANGED...

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Kidman Eyes Nip/tuck Role

11th October 2006 0:00

Oscar winner NICOLE KIDMAN is being lined up to appear in an upcoming episode of TV show NIP/TUCK. Kidman approached the drama's creator RYAN MURPHY...

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Doonican Mistaken For A Woman

11th October 2006 0:00

Irish singer VAL DOONICAN knows his fame is on the slide, because younger generations assume he is a woman. The 79-year-old sold millions of albums...

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Fascinating Fact 2233

11th October 2006 0:00

KYLIE MINOGUE's upcoming dates on her delayed Showgirl tour will feature an incredible 20-minute choreographed sequence set in an Indian temple.

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Reid Devastated By Botched Plastic Surgery

11th October 2006 0:00

AMERICAN PIE star TARA REID was devastated after her body was left ravaged by botched breast implant and liposuction procedures. The star originally...

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Hawkins' Three-year Cocaine Binge

11th October 2006 7:51

Former THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS spent a staggering $270,000 (GBP150,000) on cocaine in the three years after he shot to stardom in 2003. ...

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Tom Sawyer's Eye Is On The Sparrow

11th October 2006 11:30

The Walt Disney Co.'s Disneyland theme park, which already has altered its Pirates of the Caribbean ride to include Captain Jack Sparrow, modeled...

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Satellite Firms To Continue To Rise, Cable To Fall, Says Study

11th October 2006 11:30

The nation's two home satellite companies, DirecTV and EchoStar's DISH, will continue to take market share away from cable TV operators between now...

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Downloading Doesn't Hurt Tv Dvd Sales, Says Disney Exec

11th October 2006 11:30

Making TV shows available for downloading online does not affect DVD sales of the same shows, according to Disney CFO Tom Staggs. As reported by Home...

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Company Angered By Product Placement, Sues

11th October 2006 11:30

Ordinarily companies are only too glad to see their products featured on television shows -- particularly when they don't have to pay for the...

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"Free Speech" Commentator Blames Nonbelievers For School Violence

11th October 2006 11:30

Two weeks after TV personality Bill Maher apologized for claiming that CBS had refused to allow him to speak out against organized religion on the...

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How Much Did Abc Know And When Did They Know It?

11th October 2006 11:30

Conservatives charged Tuesday that ABC News was participating in "a calculated campaign" to keep the teenage sex scandal involving disgraced former...

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Fcc Opens Hearings On Ownership Rules

11th October 2006 11:30

Critics of the FCC's plans to relax ownership rules that currently bar a single company from owning both a newspaper and TV station in the same...

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Baseball Fails To Draw A Crowd

11th October 2006 11:30

Post-season baseball pretty much popped out Tuesday night as Fox's telecast of the New York Yankees-Detroit Tigers American League playoff game...

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Murdoch: The Son May Rise Again

11th October 2006 11:30

Rupert Murdoch has suggested that eldest son Lachlan, who surprisingly quit News Corp as its COO a year ago, may soon return to the company. Murdoch...

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Producer Predicts Lively Opening For The Departed

11th October 2006 11:30

The producer of Martin Scorsese's The Departed is predicting a huge box office take for the film when it opens next weekend. "I hope it's more than...

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Movies Based On U.k. Books Dominate Box Office

11th October 2006 11:41

Movies based on books written by British authors have earned some $13 billion worldwide since 2001, the U.K. Film Council said Wednesday. The films...

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Kubrick Was Dispondent Over Eyes Before His Death, Says Actor

11th October 2006 11:41

R. Lee Ermey, the actor who played the menacing drill instructor in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987), says that two weeks before his death,...

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Fast And Furious Debut For Universal Dvd

11th October 2006 11:41

Universal Studios scored strongly on the video sales charts last week, taking the two top spots, with The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift landing...

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Sag Ousts Black/female Officer

11th October 2006 11:41

In a surprise vote by the Hollywood board of the Screen Actors Guild, actress Anne-Marie Johnson has been ousted by the union's first national vice...

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Lucas Returns To College

11th October 2006 11:41

George Lucas chastised the nation's universities for not treating the study of film in the same way they do other academic disciplines such as law,...

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Consumers To Benefit From Price War Over Big-screen Tv Sets

11th October 2006 11:41

A price war between makers of large-screen TV sets is expected to break out in advance of the holiday season with little more than bragging rights at...

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Vieira To Make Nbc Debut In Primetime

11th October 2006 11:41

Meredith Vieira will make her NBC debut in primetime Saturday when she appears on the news magazine Dateline to interview John Michael and Ellen...

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Father And Wife In Tug Of War Over Lachlan Murdoch

11th October 2006 11:41

The wife of Lachlan Murdoch appeared to shoot down public speculation by her father-in-law, Rupert Murdoch, on Tuesday that Lachlan will return to...

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Kidnapped Is Bumped Off

11th October 2006 11:41

NBC has decided to finish off Kidnapped after 13 episodes. According to Broadcasting & Cable magazine, which cited multiple sources with knowledge of...

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Abc Ignites Another Foley Controversy

11th October 2006 11:41

ABC failed to block the screen name of one of the Congressional pages who had a sexually explicit online conversation with former Florida Congressman...

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Youtube Removing War Footage

11th October 2006 11:51

Only days after the publication of Bob Woodward's State of Denial, in which he claims that 800-900 attacks are launched against U.S. troops in Iraq...

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Another Murdoch Chimes In (Or Doesn't) On Lachlan's Future

11th October 2006 11:51

In the latest episode of All in the (Murdoch) Family, James Murdoch says he won't comment about his father's remarks that brother Lachlan may return...

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Redstone Says He Fired Freston Over Loss Of Myspace Deal

11th October 2006 11:51

Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone says he regarded the failure of former Viacom CEO Tom Freston to acquire MySpace.com as "humiliating." In an...

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Exhibitors Refuse To Show Death Of A President

11th October 2006 11:51

Several major theater chains have put Newmarket Films on notice that they will refuse to show the award-winning drama Death of a President, which the...

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Movie Reviews: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

11th October 2006 11:51

By contrast, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning is getting chopped up by just about every critic that was allowed to see it. Writes Nathan...

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Movie Reviews: The Departed

11th October 2006 11:51

Critics are in general agreement that Martin Scorsese has returned to top form with the thriller The Departed. It's his "sharpest film in a decade --...

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Gangsters Vs. Leatherface At Box Office

11th October 2006 11:51

It's déjà vu all over again at the nation's theaters with Martin Scorsese returning with a new gangster film and Leatherface returning in a new...

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Top Prices Paid At Cher Auction

11th October 2006 11:51

Every auction item turned out to be trés cher at a Sotheby's/Julien's Auctions sale of 700 items belonging to Cher that went under the hammer in Los...

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Couric's Ratings Slip Further

11th October 2006 11:51

The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric saw a further audience exodus on the first two days of this week, even as viewers tuned into the nightly news...

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Mel Gibson Interviewed For Good Morning America

11th October 2006 11:51

Diane Sawyer has landed the first interview with Mel Gibson since his DUI arrest last July during which he made several anti-Semitic remarks. ABC...

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Star Wars: The Cgi Series

11th October 2006 11:51

Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi will be returning to the screen, but this time they'll be animated, and the screen will be much smaller -- the...

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Cbs News Slaps Employee For Email To Gop

11th October 2006 11:51

CBS News has reprimanded employee Vincent Cammisa, a tape archivist, who sent an email to the Republican National Committee, saying: "Please send me...

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Serial Dramas Become A Tough Sell

11th October 2006 12:01

Serial dramas are suddenly finding audiences steering away from them, with CBS yanking Smith, starring Ray Liotta and Virginia Madsen, from its...

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Housewives Hold The Lead

11th October 2006 12:01

For the third consecutive Sunday, ABC's Desperate Housewives has beaten back the challenge of NBC's Sunday Night Football. In fact the NFL contest...

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Priscilla Moves From Film To Stage

11th October 2006 12:01

A musical stage version of the classic Australian drag-queen film, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, has premiered in Sydney with a budget three times...

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Budget Soars For Evan Almighty

11th October 2006 12:01

Costs have skyrocketed for Universal's upcoming Evan Almighty, starring Steve Carell, with final expenditures likely to exceed at least $175 million...

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Click To Debut On New High-capacity Hi-def Dvd

11th October 2006 12:01

Sony's Click, starring Adam Sandler, will become the first movie to be released on the new 50GB Blu-ray discs, Sony's double-capacity high-definition...

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Scorsese Finally Scores Box-office Hit

11th October 2006 12:01

Martin Scorsese, who has received plenty of critical praise and film awards in the past, but has never had a big box-office opening, finally has seen...

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Dolans Want To Take Cablevision Private -- But Can They?

11th October 2006 12:01

Shares in Cablevision soared 11 percent in early trading in New York today (Monday) after the Dolan family, who control the company, offered $7.9...

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Rather Concedes Media Buckle To Political Pressure And Influence

11th October 2006 12:01

Dan Rather says he has found his new position as the producer/reporter of occasional documentaries for Mark Cuban's HDNet "liberating." In an...

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Murdoch Open About Exerting Political Influence, Says Ex-fcc Chief

11th October 2006 12:01

Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt says that unlike most media owners who insist that they don't control the editorial content of their television...

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Late Night Variety Shows Down; Nightline Up

11th October 2006 12:01

While ratings for CBS's The Late Show with David Letterman are down 11 percent and NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno are down 5 percent in 2006,...

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Nielsen Expanding To Dorms

11th October 2006 12:11

Nielsen Media Research, the company responsible for ratings and audience analysis of broadcast and cable output, says it will begin including college...

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From One Billionaire Internet Entrepreneur To Another: Congrats!

11th October 2006 12:11

Mark Cuban, who sold Broadcast.com to Yahoo! for $5.7 billion at the height of the Internet bubble in 1999, had some advice Monday for the founders...

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Stores May Get An Unlimited Selection Of Dvd's

11th October 2006 12:11

Store customers will soon be able to have the same wide choice of DVDs that they have online as a result of technology announced Monday by Sonic...

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New York Daily News Gossip Columnist Fired

11th October 2006 12:11

New York Daily News gossip columnist Lloyd Grove, who was hired away from the Washington Post by owner Mort Zuckerman in 2003 amid much fanfare, has...

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James Bond To Drive A Ford?

11th October 2006 12:11

The Ford Motor Company will unveil its all-new Ford Mondeo in the upcoming James Bond movie Casino Royale, as part of a product placement deal with...

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Hong Kong Director Praises, Criticizes Scorsese's Adaptation

11th October 2006 12:11

Andrew Lau, the Hong Kong director whose Infernal Affairs served as the basis for The Departed, has given Martin Scorsese a thumbs-up for the...

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Canada's No. 1 Film Is Trailer Park Boys

11th October 2006 12:11

The Canadian box office, which usually mirrors the American, saw Trailer Park Boys: The Movie take the lead over The Departed with $1.3 million from...

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Lots Of Arrivals For The Departed

11th October 2006 12:11

Moviegoers mobbed the box office over the weekend to see Martin Scorsese's latest gangland drama, The Departed, which made off with $26.9 million,...

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Ailes Likely To Launch Fox Business Channel Next Year, He Confirms

11th October 2006 12:11

Fox News Channel chief Roger Ailes says there's a 75 percent chance that a Fox Business Channel will launch in 2007. However, in an interview with...

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Olbermann's Audience Expanding At Msnbc

11th October 2006 12:11

In just over a month, since MSNBC's Keith Olbermann began a blistering attack on the Bush administration, his ratings have soared 69 percent, the...

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Gibson's Audience Continues To Grow

11th October 2006 12:11

Ratings for ABC's World News With Charles Gibson continued to rise last week, thanks in large measure to chief investigative reporter Brian Ross's...

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Old-folks Ads Beget Old-folks Viewers, Says Gibson

11th October 2006 12:11

Television networks create a kind of self-fulfilling expectation when they pack their news programs with ads for products appealing to older viewers,...

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Williams' Home Video Plea

11th October 2006 12:38

Pop superstar ROBBIE WILLIAMS is begging fans to send in home videos to accompany his nostalgic new track THE 80s. The singer has already...

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Hawkins Eyes Career In Counselling

11th October 2006 12:38

Former THE DARKNESS frontman is considering a career in counselling after spending months in rehab battling addictions. The singer, who quit the...

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Disneyland Island Safe For Tom Sawyer, Say Imagineers

11th October 2006 18:31

Disney Imagineers, who are responsible for designing the attractions at the company's theme parks, have downplayed reports by an unofficial...

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Moviegoers Depart For The Theater On Columbus Day

11th October 2006 18:31

Columbus Day proved to be a bigger day at the box office than Labor Day. According to Exhibitor Relations, Martin Scorsese's the Departed brought in...

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Uphoff Quits As Publisher Of Hollywood Reporter

11th October 2006 18:31

Tony Uphoff, who succeeded Robert Dowling as publisher of The Hollywood Reporter on January 1, is himself being replaced after less than ten months...

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Actor Gives His Blood For His Art

11th October 2006 18:31

Actors may have contributed sweat and tears to a movie, and now Advertising Age is reporting that one actor is also contributing blood -- his own....

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Two More Studios To Make Films Available On Itunes?

11th October 2006 18:31

Two more studios are expected to join the Walt Disney Co. in selling movie downloads through Apple's iTunes store after the beginning of the year,...

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Sawyer Conducts Tough Interview With Gibson

11th October 2006 18:31

Diane Sawyer, noted for her ability to land big "gets" on ABC's Primetime magazine show by purportedly assuring them of kid-glove treatment, has...

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Legendary Animator Ed Benedict Dead At94

11th October 2006 18:31

Ed Benedict, who designed such Hanna-Brbera characters as Fred and Wilma Flintstone, Barney and Betty Rubble, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, and Quick...

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Cnn Raising Dobbs's Profile

11th October 2006 18:31

CNN, which appeared to be disregarding its opinionated star Lou Dobbs while it focused on Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer and Paula Zahn, has added...

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Norville Says She Won't Join The Dance

11th October 2006 18:31

Inside Edition anchor Deborah Norville says that she has twice turned down the producers of Dancing with the Stars, who have invited her to become a...

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City Shuts Down Dr. Phil's House

11th October 2006 18:31

Los Angeles authorities have forced Dr. Phil McGraw to shut down a kind of Big Brother house in the posh mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles that...

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Nfl Football Play One For The (Ratings) Books

11th October 2006 18:31

The decision to move the NFL's NBC telecasts to Sunday night and its ESPN telecasts to Monday night has resulted in improved ratings all around. Even...

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Lights Out For Lights?

11th October 2006 18:31

The lights continued to remain dim for NBC's Friday Night Lights as the football drama posted a fourth-place 4.1 rating and a 6 share Tuesday night....

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