Celebrity Gossip, Music, Movie and Entertainment News 15th July 2003

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Velasquez Helps Out

15th July 2003 2:19

THE MUMMY RETURNS star PATRICIA VELASQUEZ is using her fortune to help an indigenous Venezuelan tribe. The model-turned-actress hails from the...

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Swayze Takes On Quatermain

15th July 2003 2:19

DIRTY DANCING star PATRICK SWAYZE is to take on SEAN CONNERY's latest movie character in a remake of classic adventure story KING SOLOMON'S...

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Lama To Speak At Gere's Concert

15th July 2003 2:19

Celebrity Buddhist RICHARD GERE has persuaded the DALAI LAMA to give a speech at an upcoming concert in his honour. Gere will host the show at...

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Arnie Signs On For Comedy

15th July 2003 2:19

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER's political aspirations will have to wait - the movie star has taken on a role in a new comedy. The TERMINATOR star, who...

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Buffalo Soldiers Movie Maker Hits Out At Critics

15th July 2003 2:19

Aussie movie maker GREGOR JORDAN has fuelled the controversy surrounding his new war satire BUFFALO SOLDIERS by insisting American right wingers...

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Knightley Picks Mex Star Over Prince

15th July 2003 2:19

British actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY has unusual taste in men - she prefers an edgy Mexican actor to hunky PRINCE WILLIAM. The PIRATES OF THE...

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Burt's Toilet Trouble

15th July 2003 2:19

Movie veteran BURT REYNOLDS is warning today's stars to take advantage of stuntmen - because being too tough has ruined his bowel movements. The...

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Aimee Osbourne Set For The Spotlight

15th July 2003 2:19

KELLY and JACK OSBOURNE's reclusive sister AIMEE is hoping to make a name for herself as one of the stars of a new version of EMILY BRONTE's...

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Angelina's Knives Are Locked Away

15th July 2003 2:19

ANGELINA JOLIE's love of knives is stronger than ever - but they're all now under lock and key. The 28-year-old actress fostered her dangerous...

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Tatu's Boyfriend Dilemma

15th July 2003 2:19

Pseudo-lesbian pop duo TATU are being driven apart - by a man. The Russian ALL THE THINGS SHE SAID twosome have caused controversy with their...

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Elton's Football Gift

15th July 2003 2:19

Super wealthy pop legend ELTON JOHN has passed on the money he made for a new advert to his favourite English football club. The CANDLE IN THE...

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Church Becomes Tourist Attraction

15th July 2003 2:19

Teen diva CHARLOTTE CHURCH has become the latest attraction for tourists in her native Cardiff, Wales. Coachloads of keen sightseers can spot...

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Bono Passes New York Neighbour Test

15th July 2003 2:19

U2 singer BONO makes a far better neighbour that MADONNA, according to residents of a super-exclusive New York apartment building. The ELEVATION...

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Rock Brings On Pammy As Surprise Guest

15th July 2003 2:19

Rap-rocker KID ROCK stunned fans at a recent charity bash - when he brought on busty girlfriend PAMELA ANDERSON to play the drums. The pair, who...

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Moby To Quit For Family

15th July 2003 2:19

Electronic music maestro MOBY is giving up touring to concentrate on starting a family - now all he has to do is find a girlfriend. The...

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Beanie Sigel Denied Bail

15th July 2003 2:19

LATEST: Rapper BEANIE SIGEL has been denied bail by a Philadelphia court and will remain in custody for allegedly violating federal gun laws. ...

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Jackson Bids Farewell To Barry White

15th July 2003 2:19

Soul superstar BARRY WHITE had a fitting farewell when loved ones including MICHAEL JACKSON turned out to see him buried at sea. The legendary...

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Jason Priestley's No Romantic

15th July 2003 8:55

Romance is lost on former BEVERLY HILLS 90210 star JASON PRIESTLEY - he can't bear sickly love poems and letters. The actor, who is dating...

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Another Big Brother Bad Guy Booted

15th July 2003 8:55

A contestant on America's new BIG BROTHER reality TV show has been kicked off the programme after throwing a temper tantrum and smashing...

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Seymour Takes On Politicians For Foster Bill

15th July 2003 8:55

Actress JANE SEYMOUR is planning a trip to Washington, D.C. to help push through a bill prompting university students across America to mentor...

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Gibson Thrills Tourists

15th July 2003 8:55

Actor MEL GIBSON thrilled tourists in Beverly Hills recently when he ran into a STAR LINE tours bus outside his home. The BRAVEHEART star pulled...

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Sarah Jessica Parker Shows Off Baby Son

15th July 2003 8:55

SEX AND THE CITY star SARAH JESSICA PARKER is giving her baby son a stylish start in life by showing him off in high fashion magazine VOGUE. ...

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Jolie's Kiss Thrills New Yorkers

15th July 2003 8:55

ANGELINA JOLIE's perfect lips will permanently pucker up high above New York's TIMES SQUARE after the actress agreed to plant them on cable channel...

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Cusack's New Girl

15th July 2003 8:55

Movie star JOHN CUSACK has reportedly switched girlfriends after romancing MEG RYAN. The HIGH FIDELITY actor was spotted celebrating his 37th...

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Tyson Sued By Shrink

15th July 2003 8:55

Controversial former boxing champ MIKE TYSON is facing yet another legal wrangle - now he's being sued by his former psychiatrist. Arizona,...

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Aniston Wins Cash From Tabloid

15th July 2003 8:55

JENNIFER ANISTON has won $65,000 (GBP40,625) in damages from British tabloid THE SPORT after it printed photos of the FRIENDS star topless on a...

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Suge Fights For Rappers' Pensions

15th July 2003 8:55

Rap mogul MARION 'SUGE' KNIGHT is softening his hardman image by campaigning for a union for hip-hop artists. The DEATH ROW RECORDS founder, who...

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Saucy Country Video Creates A Storm Of Controversy

15th July 2003 8:55

Country group RASCAL FLATTS are in the middle of a new video controversy after becoming the first act to appear in nude scenes in a promo. The...

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Sharon Osbourne's New Man Is Ryan O'neal

15th July 2003 8:55

OZZY watch out! SHARON OSBOURNE has a new man in her life - veteran lothario RYAN O'NEAL. The odd couple - both cancer survivors - have been...

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Beyonce Copies Crawford

15th July 2003 8:55

BEYONCE KNOWLES' new PEPSI TV commercial is a tribute to CINDY CRAWFORD's famous advertisements in the 1990s. The sexy DESTINY'S CHILD leaves a...

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Sir Elton Pays Tribute To Nina Simone

15th July 2003 8:55

SIR ELTON JOHN loved late jazz star NINA SIMONE - because she was "the diva of divas". The pop star has poured out his heart about his heroine...

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Natalie Imbruglia's Too Young To Wed

15th July 2003 8:55

Singer NATALIE IMBRUGLIA is worried she's too young to get married - even though she plans to wed fiance DANIEL JOHNS early next year (04). The...

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Dennis Hopper To Star In Bull Festival Movie

15th July 2003 22:34

Reformed wildman DENNIS HOPPER and DAWSON'S CREEK hunk JOSHUA JACKSON are teaming up in a movie set against the backdrop of Spain's FIESTA DE SAN...

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Exorcist Battle Over

15th July 2003 22:34

THE EXORCIST director WILLIAM FRIEDKIN and author WILLIAM PETER BLATTY have settled their lawsuit over profit participation on the eve of a trial...

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Al Pacino In Tv Debut

15th July 2003 22:34

Legendary movie star AL PACINO is poised to make his television debut as a man who refuses to accept he is dying of AIDS. The SCARFACE actor had...

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Jerry Springer Applies To Run For Us Senate

15th July 2003 22:34

Controversial talk show host JERRY SPRINGER has filed papers for the American Senate - although he has yet to confirm whether or not he will...

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Stars Take Over Major Fashion Campaigns

15th July 2003 22:34

CATE BLANCHETT, MADONNA and MISSY ELLIOT have taken over this year's (03) top autumn fashion campaigns. LORD OF THE RINGS star Cate has already...

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Hartnett Wins Sexy Veggie Poll

15th July 2003 22:34

Hunky actor JOSH HARTNETT has been voted the world's sexiest vegetarian in a new PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA) poll. ...

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Billy Bob Thornton Signs New Record Deal

15th July 2003 22:34

Hollywood actor and country musician BILLY BOB THORNTON has signed a new record contract with the SANCTUARY RECORDS GROUP. The MONSTER'S BALL...

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Star-studded Dolly Parton Tribute Album On The Way

15th July 2003 22:34

A star-studded all-female tribute to country legend DOLLY PARTON will be released later this year (03) - with a new recording by the big-busted...

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Shakira To Work With The Matrix

15th July 2003 22:34

Sexy pop babe SHAKIRA is poised to record her second English-language album with hotshot production trio THE MATRIX. The Colombian WHENEVER...

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Ja Rule Cancels Canadian Shows

15th July 2003 22:34

Badboy rapper JA RULE has cancelled five Canadian concert dates - and his record company has no idea why. It's not the first time the ALWAYS ON...

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Eminem Brings Guests To Live Shows

15th July 2003 22:34

EMINEM ignored technical problems to turn his native Detroit, Michigan, shows at the weekend (12/13JUL03) into unforgettable moments in rap. KID...

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Slipknot Split Imminent?

15th July 2003 22:34

Masked rockers SLIPKNOT may never record another album, according to percussionist SHAWN CRAHAN. And Shawn - who is set to release a new LP with...

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R Kelly Allowed To Leave State Again

15th July 2003 22:34

A Chicago, Illinois, judge has agreed to let R'n'B star R KELLY leave the state for a five-city tour next month (AUG03). The singer is free on...

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Schwarzenegger: 'I Still Have A Great Backside'

15th July 2003 22:47

Action hero ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER is confident he still boasts a pert backside - after movie crews flocked to watch him film naked scenes in the...

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Kate's Pregnancy Fashions

15th July 2003 22:47

KATE HUDSON can't wait to pile on the pounds now she's pregnant - because she wants to see what clothes she'll be able to fit into. The actress...

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Drew Barrymore Was Scared To Strip

15th July 2003 22:47

Hollywood beauty DREW BARRYMORE admits she was frightened to strip in action flick CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE - because of a bad experience in...

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Hudson Plans Water Birth

15th July 2003 22:47

Movie beauty KATE HUDSON is planning to give birth to her first child underwater. The sexy HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS star - who is happily...

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Davis: 'I'm An Alcoholic'

15th July 2003 22:47

SEX AND THE CITY brunette KRISTIN DAVIS may be a cocktail-sipping socialite in the hit American comedy series - but she insists her alcoholism...

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Linda Fiorentino Wins Nudity Legal Battle

15th July 2003 22:47

Sexy actress LINDA FIORENTINO has won a two-year legal battle against a producer who expected her to act out graphic sex scenes - despite her...

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Maguire Moves In On Meyer

15th July 2003 22:47

Lovestruck superstar TOBEY MAGUIRE has moved his longterm love JENNIFER MEYER into his bachelor pad - intensifying speculation the pair will wed. ...

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Nicole Kidman: New Face Of Chanel?

15th July 2003 22:47

Hotshot fashion designer KARL LAGERFELD has fuelled reports that movie beauty NICOLE KIDMAN is to become the new face of perfume giant CHANEL. ...

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Barrymore Ready To Marry Again?

15th July 2003 22:47

CHARLIE'S ANGELS beauty DREW BARRYMORE is preparing to take a third trip up the aisle - according to reports from her native America. Drew, 28,...

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Ousted Blur Guitarist Coxon Finishes Solo Album

15th July 2003 22:47

Ex-BLUR GUITARIST GRAHAM COXON has finished recording his new solo album - just months after quitting the successful Brit rock band. Coxon has...

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S Club Wedding Causes Family Chaos

15th July 2003 22:47

Former S CLUB stunner RACHEL STEVENS was forced to cope with confused relatives demanding invites to her wedding - following false reports she was...

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Santana Donates $2 Million To Aids Charity

15th July 2003 22:47

Generous rocker CARLOS SANTANA is donating $2 million (GBP1.25 million) to a charity set up to combat the spread of AIDS in South Africa. The...

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Matrix Work On Sk8er Boi Movie

15th July 2003 22:47

Hotshot production crew THE MATRIX are working as script consultants on the movie version of SK8ER BOI - after producing the AVRIL LAVIGNE song of...

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Cuba Pays Respects To Compay Segundo

15th July 2003 22:47

Thousands of mourners filed past the coffin of BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB star COMPAY SEGUNDO in Havana, Cuba today (15JUL03). The Cuban public...

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Church Told By Boyfriend To Quit Smoking

15th July 2003 22:47

Teen opera star CHARLOTTE CHURCH's boyfriend is on the verge of splitting with the singer - because he can't cope with the celebrity lifestyle...

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Mel C Plots Spears Duet

15th July 2003 22:47

Former SPICE GIRL MEL C is eager to record a duet with pop babe BRITNEY SPEARS - in an attempt to crack the American music market. The British...

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Aguilera Eyes Up Movie Role

15th July 2003 22:47

Pop vixen CHRISTINA AGUILERA is poised to play a scheming mistress in an American TV movie - marking her first venture into acting. The...

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Dr Dre + Eminem Sued By French Jazzer

15th July 2003 22:47

Hip-hop supremos DR DRE and EMINEM are being sued by a French jazz musician who claims the mega-successful duo sampled his work without...

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