Music, Movie and Entertainment News 16th January 2008

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No Country For Old Men + Atonement Lead Bafta Nominations

16th January 2008 8:21

The COEN brothers' NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and ATONEMENT lead this year's (08) British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) nominations. ...

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Atonement Leads Bafta Noms

16th January 2008 9:11

Period drama Atonement is the clear favourite to sweep this year's Orange Bafta film awards with 14 nominations.The adaptation of Ian McEwan's...

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Renfro Dead At 25

16th January 2008 10:16

Troubled movie star BRAD RENFRO has died, according to U.S. reports. The 25-year-old actor was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday...

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Sporty Spice Goes Solo In New York

16th January 2008 10:25

MELANIE CHISHOLM will play an acoustic set in New York next month (Feb08) where she will showcase her solo material during a break from the SPICE...

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Richie Thrilled With Baby But Not With Granddad Tag

16th January 2008 10:25

Soul star LIONEL RICHIE has broken his silence about his daughter NICOLE's newborn baby, admitting he's struggling with the idea he's a grandfather. ...

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Sims: 'Ghalib Gives Me The Creeps'

16th January 2008 10:25

BRITNEY SPEARS' cousin and former assistant ALLI SIMS has voiced her disapproval of the pop star's new boyfriend, ADNAN GHALIB, insisting the...

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Lavigne 'Exonerated' From Plagiarism Allegations

16th January 2008 10:25

LATEST: The songwriting duo who accused AVRIL LAVIGNE of plagiarism has issued a public apology to the star, insisting she has been "exonerated" from...

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Winehouse Planning Jewish Holiday Album

16th January 2008 10:25

AMY WINEHOUSE could bounce back from her most recent troubles with a holiday album of Jewish tunes, if her producer pal MARK RONSON gets his way. ...

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Suicidal Spears Penned Note Before Stand-off Drama

16th January 2008 10:25

BRITNEY SPEARS penned a suicide note days before her bizarre stand-off with police and paramedics at her home earlier this month (Jan08). The...

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Holmes Reveals Cruise's Pizza Magic

16th January 2008 10:25

LATEST: KATIE HOLMES has dispelled rumours her husband TOM CRUISE uses magic to keep pizza warm by admitting it's all about dry ice. Queen Latifah...

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No Wedding Bells For Blair

16th January 2008 10:25

LATEST: Actress SELMA BLAIR's aides have rushed to end rumours the HELLBOY star has reunited with ex-boyfriend MATTHEW FELKER and is planning to...

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Cry-baby Will Have Them Weeping On Broadway

16th January 2008 10:25

CRY-BABY is to follow quirky moviemaker JOHN WATERS' HAIRSPRAY to Broadway. The 1990 film, starring Johnny Depp, was turned into a stage musical...

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Henner Helped Pal Lose Her Virginity To Future Husband

16th January 2008 10:25

Actress MARILU HENNER once took her best friend to get birth control so she could lose her virginity to the man who was to become the TAXI star's...

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Holmes Almost Quit New York Marathon

16th January 2008 10:25

KATIE HOLMES came close to quitting the New York Marathon last year (Nov07) when she spotted husband TOM CRUISE and daughter SURI in the crowd after...

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Oprah Gets Her Own Tv Network

16th January 2008 10:25

OPRAH WINFREY has landed her own TV network. The talk show queen, publisher, humanitarian and multi-media titan has teamed up with Discovery...

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Efron Undergoes Emergency Surgery

16th January 2008 10:25

HAIRSPRAY and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL heart-throb ZAC EFRON has undergone emergency surgery after a bout of appendicitis. The 20-year-old actor was...

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Renfro Dead At 25

16th January 2008 10:25

Troubled movie star BRAD RENFRO has died, according to U.S. reports. The 25-year-old actor was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday...

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The Things They Say 6809

16th January 2008 10:25

"Becoming a father has shown me how little I am and how big my kids are. It has shown me that everything you think about as a single person or as a...

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Church Weds In North Carolina

16th January 2008 10:25

Country singer ERIC CHURCH has wed music publisher KATHERINE BLASINGAME in North Carolina. The couple married last week (08Jan08) in a private...

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Fordham Records Mcdonald Cover, Lands Doobie Brother Duet

16th January 2008 10:25

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS star MICHAEL MCDONALD was so taken with British singer JULIA FORDHAM's new version of his I KEEP FORGETTIN' (WE'RE NOT IN LOVE...

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Maroon 5 Team Up With Evans For Odd Tv Special

16th January 2008 10:25

MAROON 5 and country singer SARA EVANS have agreed to tape an episode of live music show CROSSROADS together in one of the new year's oddest...

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The Things They Say 6811

16th January 2008 10:25

"I didn't like it. When you meet those people, you want to put on rubber gloves and go take a bath." BURT REYNOLDS on the real life porn stars he met...

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Fascinating Fact 4649

16th January 2008 10:25

SEAN PENN has found a new daredevil hobby as he copes with the break-up of his marriage to ROBIN WRIGHT-PENN - skydiving.

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The Things They Say 6810

16th January 2008 10:25

"If I wasn't in this industry, I wouldn't work out. But I have hips and a butt and everything that goes along with that, including cellulite."...

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Reynolds Cheated To Beat Crowe In Drinking Contest

16th January 2008 10:25

BURT REYNOLDS cheated so he could match RUSSELL CROWE in a drinking contest. The two tough guys became drinking buddies when they starred together...

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Fascinating Fact 4648

16th January 2008 10:25

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE star ABIGAIL BRESLIN is to be feted with this year's ShoWest Female Star of Tomorrow honour in Las Vegas in March (08). Past...

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Soap Star Gets A Royal Shock

16th January 2008 10:25

U.S. soap star NATASHA ALAM was left stunned after discovering she was a real-life princess. The Uzbekistan-born star of hit daytime show The Bold...

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Maples' Reality Star Boyfriend Heads To Middle East

16th January 2008 10:25

The U.S. reality TV hunk who is dating DONALD TRUMP's ex-wife MARLA MAPLES is preparing to ship out for active duty in the Middle East. Navy doctor...

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Lane To Halt Acting Career And Support Husband

16th January 2008 10:25

Actress DIANE LANE is planning to turn her back on acting to support husband JOSH BROLIN as he follows up a string of movie successes. Lane played a...

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Theron To Play Mortensen's Wife In New Cannibal Road Movie

16th January 2008 10:25

CHARLIZE THERON is to play LORD OF THE RINGS star VIGGO MORTENSEN's wife in the latest movie adaptation of cult writer CORMAC MCCARTHY's bestselling...

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Burton And Bonham Carter's Filming Fears

16th January 2008 10:25

TIM BURTON and HELENA BONHAM CARTER laid down strict ground rules before filming SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET together - fearing...

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Mcconaughey To Be A Dad

16th January 2008 10:46

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY is set to become a first-time father after announcing on his website that his Brazilian girlfriend, CAMILLA ALVES, is three...

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Actor Renfro Dies At 25

16th January 2008 10:52

Actor Brad Renfro has been found dead at a Los Angeles apartment aged just 25.The former child star had been tipped for the top after an impressive...

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Sony Bosses Insist They Haven't Dropped Lennox

16th January 2008 10:55

LATEST: Sony bosses have lashed out at British newspapers for convincing ANNIE LENNOX she'd been dropped from the label. Executives at Sony BMG have...

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Ronson Denies Winehouse Affair

16th January 2008 10:55

LATEST: British music producer MARK RONSON has denied spending the night in a hotel room with troubled singer AMY WINEHOUSE. Ronson, who produced...

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Spears Visited Church To Seek Prayer Help

16th January 2008 10:55

BRITNEY SPEARS' mystery trip to a San Fernando Valley, California church with paparazzi boyfriend ADNAN GHALIB has been explained - she wanted...

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Banks Gets Candid With Presidential Wannabe Clinton

16th January 2008 10:55

Model-turned-talk show host TYRA BANKS scored a political coup on her show on Monday night (14Jan08) when guest HILLARY CLINTON opened up about her...

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Paltrow Refused Hospital Food

16th January 2008 10:55

LATEST: GWYNETH PALTROW reportedly turned down hospital food when she was admitted to a medical centre in New York this week (14Jan08) - ordering an...

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Scorsese's Stones Movie To Open Berlin Film Festival

16th January 2008 10:55

MARTIN SCORSESE's much-anticipated ROLLING STONES documentary has been selected to open the Berlin Film Festival in Germany. The revered moviemaker...

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Law Fears For Frost's Safety After Second Robbery

16th January 2008 10:55

British actor JUDE LAW fears for the safety of his ex-wife SADIE FROST and their three children after burglars targeted their London home for a...

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Striking Writers Appreciate Clooney's Help

16th January 2008 10:55

LATEST: GEORGE CLOONEY's plans to help end the ongoing Hollywood writers strike have been welcomed by union bosses, who are confident he'll resolve...

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Mcconaughey To Be A Dad

16th January 2008 10:55

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY is set to become a first-time father after announcing on his website that his Brazilian girlfriend, CAMILLA ALVES, is three...

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Fascinating Fact 4650

16th January 2008 10:55

Gibson Guitar bosses are releasing eight SLASH-branded guitars and a line of custom-made JIMMY PAGE axes in 2008.

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The Things They Say 6812

16th January 2008 10:55

"I never will regret anything that's ever happened in my life. Never. No matter what... Not to say that I like having the paparazzi around or that I...

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Williams Teams Up With Blockheads Star

16th January 2008 10:55

British pop singer ROBBIE WILLIAMS is collaborating with BLOCKHEADS star CHAZ JANKEL on his next album. The Angels hitmaker is currently writing new...

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Sex Pistols Plan New Songs

16th January 2008 10:55

The SEX PISTOLS are set to record their first new material in 30 years after being spurred on by the success of their recent reunion tour. The...

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Stefani Stays In U.k. To Support Husband

16th January 2008 10:55

Singer GWEN STEFANI has agreed to stay in London while her husband GAVIN ROSSDALE attempts to launch a solo career in the U.K. The couple currently...

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The Things They Say 6814

16th January 2008 10:55

"He came up to me the first day on the job and went, 'You're so big' and he looked at me and said, 'And you have so much hair.' To make him feel at...

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The Things They Say 6813

16th January 2008 10:55

"It's going to be a ladies' tea party. It's certainly very different." KELLY OSBOURNE insists her pal KATE MOSS' birthday celebration on Wednesday...

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Macca To Hold Linda Exhibition

16th January 2008 11:12

Sir Paul McCartney is to host the first major UK exhibition of photography by his late wife Linda.The former Beatle has been assembling the...

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Calista And Anthony Go On A "Date"

16th January 2008 11:32

Love may be blossoming in the BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY HIJACK house.Calista and Anthony decided to sneak away from last night's argument and spend some...

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Joan Orders Bb Red Carpet Task

16th January 2008 11:52

The Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack housemates were ordered to hit the red carpet yesterday as new hijacker Joan Rivers took the reins.The US...

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Record Year For Press Complaints

16th January 2008 12:13

More complaints were made about newspapers and magazines in 2007 than in any other year, the press watchdog has said.The Press Complaints Commission...

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Joan Rivers Picks Bb Nominees

16th January 2008 12:13

Four housemates are up for the chop in Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack this week after Joan Rivers chose contestants to face the public vote.Circus...

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Mayer Defends Ex Simpson

16th January 2008 12:19

Rocker JOHN MAYER has urged American football fans to give his ex-girlfriend JESSICA SIMPSON a chance, instead of blaming her for the poor...

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Fergie Pregnant?

16th January 2008 12:19

BLACK EYED PEAS star FERGIE has sparked reports she is expecting her first child with fiance JOSH DUHAMEL - after the couple received baby gifts. ...

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No Country For Old Men + Atonement Lead Bafta Nominations

16th January 2008 12:19

The COEN brothers' NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and ATONEMENT lead this year's (08) British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) nominations. ...

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Paltrow Expecting Third Child?

16th January 2008 12:19

LATEST: GWYNETH PALTROW was admitted to hospital because she is expecting her third child, according to U.S reports. The Shakespeare In Love star...

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Maroon 5'S Valentine Laments Growing Old

16th January 2008 12:19

MAROON 5 guitarist JAMES VALENTINE is beginning to feel his age - he can no longer stay up all night partying if he has an early start for work. The...

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Fascinating Fact 4651

16th January 2008 12:19

R+B beauty RIHANNA has teamed up with designer MARC JACOBS to launch a new pair of purses in the UMBRELLA singer's name. The bags are currently on...

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Malaysian Singer Apologies For Strip Stunt

16th January 2008 12:19

A popular Malaysian rock singer has apologised for offending Muslims in his native land by baring his chest during a live TV concert. Faizal Tahir...

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Montag: 'I Want To Be The Next Madonna'

16th January 2008 12:19

THE HILLS star HEIDI MONTAG plans to dominate the music charts across the globe - insisting her career will rival that of superstar MADONNA. The...

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Babasonicos Bassist Mannelli Dies

16th January 2008 12:19

Argentinean rockers BABASONICOS are mourning the loss of their bandmate GABRIEL MANNELLI, after the bassist succumbed to cancer on Saturday morning...

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The Verve Join Coldplay And Williams In Emi Protest

16th January 2008 12:19

Reunited British rockers THE VERVE have threatened to withhold their first album in 10 years from EMI in protest over the record label's financial...

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Oscars Foreign Film Shortlist Down To Nine

16th January 2008 12:19

Austria's THE COUNTERFEITERS and DAYS OF DARKNESS from Canada are two of the nine films on the shortlist to claim Best Foreign Film Oscar gold next...

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Poitier Was Latifah's Guardian Angel

16th January 2008 12:19

QUEEN LATIFAH turned to movie veteran SIDNEY POITIER after winning her first Oscar nomination for CHICAGO - because she wanted to make sure she knew...

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Lane Refuses To Attend Awards Without Brolin Necklace

16th January 2008 12:19

Actress DIANE LANE presents a challenge for all stylists who attempt to make her awards-ready for glitzy events - she insists on wearing a keepsake...

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Anderson Surprised Nine-day Film Is Getting A Big Screen Release

16th January 2008 12:19

PAMELA ANDERSON has been left stunned to learn her new movie BLONDE + BLONDER looks set to be a hit because she felt sure it would be a...

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Keaton Shocks Breakfast Show Host With Foul Mouth

16th January 2008 12:19

DIANE KEATON turned the air blue on a U.S. breakfast show on Tuesday (15Jan08) when she carelessly used the 'f' word in the middle of a live...

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Spade To Be A Dad?

16th January 2008 12:19

Funnyman DAVID SPADE is to become a dad for the first time after his ex-girlfriend named him as the father of her unborn child. Playboy Playmate...

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Farrow's Dream For Dafur Barred From Cambodia

16th January 2008 12:19

Actress MIA FARROW has been banned from campaigning outside a Cambodian prison famed for its links to the country's former ruling political party...

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Blake 'Didn't Get Fair Trial'

16th January 2008 12:19

Acquitted actor ROBERT BLAKE is refusing to pay his murdered wife's family a $30 million (GBP15 million) civil court award because he did not get a...

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Juno's Page To Star For Drew

16th January 2008 13:12

Golden Globe nominee Ellen Page is to follow her acclaimed turn in Juno by appearing in Drew Barrymore's directorial debut.Whip It! tells the story...

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Grammys Seek Wga Pact

16th January 2008 13:32

This year's Grammy awards could still go ahead after organisers asked the striking Hollywood writers to allow the show to proceed.Last weekend's...

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Cruise: Scientology's A Blast

16th January 2008 14:12

A leaked video clip of Tom Cruise discussing his Scientology beliefs has emerged on the internet.The revelation of the four-year-old footage follows...

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Rudebox To Pave Chinese Roads

16th January 2008 14:52

Unsold copies of ROBBIE WILLIAMS' latest album will soon be used to resurface Chinese roads.The solo star's record label EMI has confirmed that over...

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The Things They Say 6815

16th January 2008 16:24

"MIKA will win. He is just too good." Super producer MARK RONSON already predicts he will lose the Best British Male gong at this year's (08) Brit...

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Stephen Marley Returns To Father's Home

16th January 2008 16:24

BOB MARLEY's son STEPHEN will pay tribute to his late father, by recording a new album at the reggae legend's Jamaica home. The LP will be an...

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Brooks And Aikman Unveil Playroom For Sick Kids

16th January 2008 16:24

Country singer GARTH BROOKS and American football star TROY AIKMAN have unveiled a playroom for sick patients at a U.S. hospital. The crooner and...

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Radiohead Guitarist Receives Bafta Nod

16th January 2008 16:24

RADIOHEAD rocker JONNY GREENWOOD has landed a nomination for an award at this year's (08) British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAs). The...

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Pink Campaigns Against Central Park Horses

16th January 2008 16:24

PINK has joined forces with animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to try and ban horse-drawn carriages in New York's...

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Ludacris, Berry + Glover Win Trumpet Awards

16th January 2008 16:24

Rapper/actor LUDACRIS has been honoured alongside HALLE BERRY and DANNY GLOVER at the annual Trumpet Awards in Atlanta, Georgia. The Stand Up MC -...

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Lutfi Slams Spears Suicide Note Claims

16th January 2008 16:24

LATEST: BRITNEY SPEARS's longtime pal SAM LUTFI has blasted reports the troubled singer had penned a suicide note prior to her dramatic stand-off...

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Miller's Novel To Be Made Into A Film

16th January 2008 16:24

An upcoming book by DANIEL DAY-LEWIS' wife REBECCA MILLER is heading for the big screen after impressing Hollywood producers. Actresses Robin Wright...

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Rivers To Become Crime Author?

16th January 2008 16:24

Comedienne JOAN RIVERS will deter her retirement by launching a new career - as a crime writer. The 74-year-old admits she has long admired crime...

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Clooney's Pranking Past

16th January 2008 16:24

GEORGE CLOONEY once gifted actor RICHARD KIND a painting he rescued from the trash, claiming it was the work of a virtuoso artist. The renowned...

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Bond Star Moore Writes Memoirs

16th January 2008 16:24

Former JAMES BOND star SIR ROGER MOORE is working on his first autobiography. The 80-year-old's memoir My Word Is My Bond will hit bookstore shelves...

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Burns Slams Critics

16th January 2008 16:24

EDWARD BURNS is unfairly treated by movie critics because of his working class background, the actor/director claims. Since his 1995 debut The...

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Stars Turn Out For National Board Of Review Awards

16th January 2008 16:24

Hollywood stars GEORGE CLOONEY, BEN AFFLECK and wife JENNIFER GARNER were among the stars in attendance at America's coveted National Board Of Review...

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Renfro's Sobriety Slip Before Death

16th January 2008 16:24

LATEST: Troubled actor BRAD RENFRO had suffered a relapse in his sobriety efforts shortly before he died. The 25-year-old movie star was found dead...

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The Things They Say 6816

16th January 2008 16:24

"I just don't think I'm my age. most of the time I feel 17 and then I'm shocked when I look in the mirror!" Singer LULU refuses to believe she will...

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Ferrera Backs Clinton For Hispanic Vote

16th January 2008 16:24

UGLY BETTY star AMERICA FERRERA has pledged her support to presidential candidate HILLARY CLINTON in bid to boost the Hispanic vote. The actress...

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Weixler Loved Teeth Role

16th January 2008 16:24

Actress JESS WEIXLER is glad she didn't turn down the chance to work with director MITCHELL LICHTENSTEIN when she was offered the role of a woman...

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American Idol: The Business

16th January 2008 17:01

After commanding a whopping $750,000 per spot during the upfront buying period last fall, Fox's American Idol has been recently commanding prices of...

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Strike Brings Back Music Specials

16th January 2008 17:01

Add concert specials to the mix of talent contests, reality and game shows, and animated fare that will continue to be produced during the writers'...

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Will The Grammys Spin Out, Too?

16th January 2008 17:01

The Grammys may become the next awards show to bite the dust as the result of the strike by the Writers Guild of America. Advertising Age reported...

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Vampira Dies At 85

16th January 2008 17:01

The actress known as Vampira, who hosted horror movies on TV in the 1950s and '60s, has died at the age of 85. Maila Nurmi found little work after...

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Espn To Cover Sports For The Couch Potato

16th January 2008 17:01

It's now official: people can compete in televised sports events without getting out of their chairs. ESPN announced Monday that it will add coverage...

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Nbc To Fight Ruling In Candidates' Debate

16th January 2008 17:01

NBC News said that it will seek to have an appeals court overturn a decision issued Monday ordering it to include Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich in...

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Abc's Dance War Wins Monday Battle

16th January 2008 17:01

The second week of ABC's Dance Warproduced solid results Monday as it averaged a 7.3 rating and an 11 share between 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.,...

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Apple Due To Unveil Rental Service Today

16th January 2008 17:01

Apple chief Steve Jobs is expected to announce today (Tuesday) that thousands of films from some of Hollywood's top studios will become available for...

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Aftra-sag Dispute Escalates

16th January 2008 17:01

Wrangling between union activists and union moderates took a new turn Monday when the Screen Actors Guild board agreed to have its members vote on...

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Producers Name Five Top Films -- Atonement Not Among Them

16th January 2008 17:01

The Producers Guild of America, whose choice of best film often is mirrored at the Oscars, announced its nominees Monday. They include: No Country...

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Legend Close To Becoming One Overseas

16th January 2008 17:01

Overseas, I Am Legend continued to burn up the box office, with the Will Smith starrer earning $39.8 million to bring its overseas total to $221.4...

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Fogie Flick Flies

16th January 2008 17:01

For the first time in recent memory a film co-starring two 70-year-olds has topped the box office. The Bucket List, with Jack Nicholson and Morgan...

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Toshiba Cuts Prices Of Hd Dvd Player In Half

16th January 2008 17:01

In an apparent response to analysts who have written off HD DVD as the loser in the format war with Blu-ray, Toshiba on Monday cut in half the...

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Legend Still Rules The Roost

16th January 2008 18:13

Action film I Am Legend has held on to the top spot at the UK box office for a third consecutive week, new figures show.The movie, an adaptation of...

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O.j. Simpson's Bail Doubled

16th January 2008 18:25

A Nevada judge has doubled O.J. SIMPSON's bail to $250,000 (GBP125,000) after challenging the former athlete/actor for threatening a co-defendant in...

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Apple-polishing Time For Studios

16th January 2008 18:32

Each of the major studios has agreed to provide movies for Apple's iTunes movie rental service, Apple chief Steve Jobs announced at the MacWorld...

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Kucinich Ousted From Nevada Debate

16th January 2008 18:32

Democratic presidential contender Dennis Kucinich flew to Las Vegas Tuesday, betting that the Nevada Supreme Court would uphold a lower court order...

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Hyundai, Citing Cost, May Pull Ads Out Of Super Bowl

16th January 2008 18:32

Hyundai, which announced in October that it had bought ad time to air two 30-second commercials during the Super Bowl game on February 3, is now...

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Winfrey Has Network Of Her Own

16th January 2008 18:32

The Oprah Winfrey Network -- or OWN -- will take over what is now the Discovery Health Channel, currently carried by cable systems serving 70 million...

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Recording Academy In Plea To Wga

16th January 2008 18:32

After at first seeming to slam the door shut on a plea by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to allow its annual Grammy show to...

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Keaton Uses "F" Word; Fcc Silent

16th January 2008 18:32

During an interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's Good Morning America Tuesday, Diane Keaton blurted out the "f" word, then apologized. The incident...

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Fox Leaps Forward

16th January 2008 18:32

Fox began making its annual mid-season move to the front ranks of the Nielsen ratings last week, scoring strongly among adults 18-49 with NFL...

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Idol Off Its Peak And Simon's Pique

16th January 2008 18:32

American Idol roared back onto the air Tuesday night with an 18.6 rating and a 27 share -- putting it well above every other regular series airing...

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Atonement Dominates British Bafta Nominations

16th January 2008 18:32

The British film Atonement, which received the Golden Globe award for best film Sunday, received a whopping 14 nominations for the BAFTAs, presented...

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Berlin Film Festival Gets What They Want

16th January 2008 18:32

The Berlin Film Festival has chosen Shine a Light, Martin Scorsese's documentary about the Rolling Stones, to open this year's festival on February...

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Dga Deal With Studios: Almost Done?

16th January 2008 18:32

Negotiations between the Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers continued on Tuesday for the fourth...

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Von Teese Is Lugner's Special Guest At Opera Ball

16th January 2008 19:25

MARILYN MANSON's ex-wife DITA VON TEESE is set to accompany European entrepreneur RICHARD LUGNER to Austria's glitzy annual Opera Ball. The sexy...

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Rap Pioneers Fight For Hip-hop's Spiritual Home

16th January 2008 19:25

Rap pioneers DJ KOOL HERC and COKE-LAROCK are battling to save a New York towerblock regarded as the birthplace of hip-hop. It's claimed the genre...

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Storch Sued Over Late Child Support Payments

16th January 2008 19:25

Producer SCOTT STORCH has been hit with a lawsuit by his ex-girlfriend after failing to meet demands for child support. The beatmaker has been...

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Brown Wants Early Release For Ear Operation

16th January 2008 19:25

Rapper FOXY BROWN is appealing to a New York judge to release her from prison early - because she desperately needs treatment for an ear condition...

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Spears Pregnant?

16th January 2008 19:25

BRITNEY SPEARS has sparked reports she is pregnant with her third child, after the troubled star was spotted shopping for home pregnancy tests in Los...

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Berry Petrified Of Giving Birth

16th January 2008 19:25

Mother-to-be HALLE BERRY is terrified at the prospect of giving birth - insisting childbirth is more nerve-wracking than awaiting the winners'...

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Labeouf Turns To A.a. To Kick Booze

16th January 2008 19:25

Actor SHIA LaBEOUF is attending Alcoholics Anonymous classes in a bid to kick booze. The Indiana Jones star vowed to overcome his drink demons after...

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The Kite Runner Is Banned In Afghanistan

16th January 2008 19:25

Oscar favourite THE KITE RUNNER has been banned in Afghanistan, because of a graphic scene showing the sexual assault of a young boy. The movie,...

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Winfrey School Trial To Begin In April

16th January 2008 19:25

LATEST: The employee accused of abusing children at OPRAH WINFREY's all-girls academy in South Africa is to stand trial in April (08). Former dorm...

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Clooney Doubts Jolie Pregnancy Rumours

16th January 2008 19:25

Actor GEORGE CLOONEY has cast doubt on rumours his close pal BRAD PITT is to become a father again, insisting he has no knowledge of ANGELINA JOLIE's...

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O.j. Simpson's Bail Doubled

16th January 2008 19:25

A Nevada judge has doubled O.J. SIMPSON's bail to $250,000 (GBP125,000) after challenging the former athlete/actor for threatening a co-defendant in...

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The Things They Say 6817

16th January 2008 19:25

"Having a child made me feel like a superman in a way because I had to be. Just as I can't be afraid to ride the Spider-Man roller coaster at Magic...

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Tunstall Strips Off For The Planet

16th January 2008 19:25

Singer KT TUNSTALL has an unusual method for dealing with global warming - she lounges around her home completely naked. The Suddenly I See hitmaker...

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The Things They Say 6818

16th January 2008 19:25

"A-minus. Nah, I couldn't grade it. I was really proud of him." Actor CASEY AFFLECK marks his experience working with big brother BEN in the...

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Bollywood Star Khan Unveils Wax Figure

16th January 2008 19:25

Bollywood star SALMAN KHAN unveiled his wax figure at London's famous Madame Tussauds on Tuesday (15Jan07). The actor topped nine other Indian...

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Day-lewis' Home Crowded With Men

16th January 2008 19:25

Actor DANIEL DAY-LEWIS pities his wife REBECCA MILLER - because she is forced to share an all-male house. The Gangs Of New York star married the...

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Vatican Condemns Immoral Potter

16th January 2008 19:25

The Pope has condemned fictional wizard HARRY POTTER for giving children an "unhealthy interest" in Satanism. An article in the Vatican's official...

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Bonham Carter's 'Hands-on' Singing Coach

16th January 2008 19:25

HELENA BONHAM CARTER has soiled the memory of renowned British voice coach IAN ADAM by claiming he "molested" her while she was trying to hit the...

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Hanks Quits Directing For Family

16th January 2008 19:25

Hollywood star TOM HANKS will never direct another movie, because it would meaning spending too much time away from his family. The actor has turned...

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Danson Grateful For Golden Globes Cancellation

16th January 2008 19:25

Golden Globes loser TED DANSON is grateful he found out he had missed out on an award at home - it meant he could be honest about his...

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Fascinating Fact 4653

16th January 2008 19:25

Actor JEREMY IRONS will make his debut at London's National Theatre in NEVER SO GOOD, a new stage show by playwright HOWARD BRENTON about the life of...

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Fascinating Fact 4652

16th January 2008 19:25

Newlywed actress KATHERINE HEIGL was delighted to receive a gift from a fan upon her arrival at New York's JFK Airport on Tuesday night (15Jan08) - a...

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The Things They Say 6819

16th January 2008 19:25

"We have a seven second delay for you this morning." GOOD MORNING AMERICA TV host DIANE SAWYER to guest TED DANSON on Wednesday (16Jan08), a day...

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Murphy `Marriage' Over After Just Two Weeks

16th January 2008 21:26

EDDIE MURPHY and his wife of two weeks have split, according to shocking new U.S. reports. The movie star and Tracey Edmonds wed in Bora Bora in...

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Bow Wow Denies Spitting On Brown

16th January 2008 22:27

Rapper BOW WOW has laughed off reports he clashed with CHRIS BROWN after spitting on the R+B star. The 20-year-old hip-hop star insists reports the...

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West Blames Himself For Mother's Death

16th January 2008 22:27

KANYE WEST is wracked with guilt over the death of his mother, believing the cosmetic surgery he paid for killed her. A recent inquest confirmed the...

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Lost Live Beatles Recordings To Be Released

16th January 2008 22:27

Bosses at a little-known Miami, Florida record label plan to make history by releasing 15 lost BEATLES tunes the Fab Four recorded live in Germany. ...

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Turner Died From Cocaine Overdose

16th January 2008 22:27

LATEST: Late R+B star IKE TURNER died from a cocaine overdose, according to officials in San Diego, California. The musician, who was once married...

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Mexican Break Turns Sour For Montag + Pratt

16th January 2008 22:27

A romantic Mexican vacation turned into a nightmare for THE HILLS stars HEIDI MONTAG and SPENCER PRATT when the actress fell ill. The reality TV...

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Garcia Family Still Stunned By Murder Shocker

16th January 2008 22:27

OCEAN'S 12 star ANDY GARCIA is still devastated by the death of his niece's partner, top athlete SEAN TAYLOR, who was shot and killed by burglars in...

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Kingsley Hates Country Stink

16th January 2008 22:27

Rural life in Oxfordshire, England stinks for actor SIR BEN KINGSLEY - because he lives next door to a pig farm. The Oscar winner loves living in...

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Anderson Plans Sexy Lingerie Line

16th January 2008 22:27

PAMELA ANDERSON is set to raise the temperatures in bedrooms across America in 2008 by creating a sexy new lingerie line. The sex-loving former...

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Murphy `Marriage' Over After Just Two Weeks

16th January 2008 22:27

EDDIE MURPHY and his wife of two weeks have split, according to shocking new U.S. reports. The movie star and Tracey Edmonds wed in Bora Bora in...

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The Things They Say 6820

16th January 2008 22:27

"We have a presidential election going on, and for whatever reason this is what people are interested in? I think that is probably the saddest thing....

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Peas Open Peapod Academy

16th January 2008 22:27

THE BLACK EYED PEAS star will.i.am opened a new arts and music academy in Los Angeles on Wednesday (16Jan08). The group plan to pump finance and...

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Coachella Goes East With Johnson + Radiohead?

16th January 2008 22:27

RADIOHEAD and JACK JOHNSON are among the frontrunners to headline the first Coachella music festival on America's east coast. Festival bosses have...

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Opera Star Horne Beats Cancer

16th January 2008 22:27

Opera star MARILYN HORNE is celebrating after winning her cancer battle. The beloved 74-year-old mezzo-soprano was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer...

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Spears Sends Gifts To Aguilera

16th January 2008 22:27

BRITNEY SPEARS took time out of her wild weekend to select and send items from upmarket Los Angeles baby store Petit Tresor to new mum CHRISTINA...

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Keys Back On Top In U.s.

16th January 2008 22:27

ALICIA KEYS has returned to the top of the U.S. album charts despite a 40 per cent slip in sales. Keys' As I Am sold just 70,000 copies in America...

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Lopez Plans Baby Shower

16th January 2008 22:27

JENNIFER LOPEZ is to host a baby shower party in New York on 22 January (08). The pregnant star and her family and friends will take over The...

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Spears Sparks Wedding Rumours With New Ring

16th January 2008 22:27

BRITNEY SPEARS has sparked rumours she's planning to wed for a third time after she was spotted wearing a large diamond ring on her left hand as she...

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Clapton Uses Ebay To Sell His Wares

16th January 2008 22:27

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON is selling off memorabilia online in an effort to raise funds for his Crossroads Centre at Antigua rehab facility. The guitar...

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The Things They Say 6823

16th January 2008 22:27

"I've heard that if I go, they'll happen." Scottish actor JAMES MCAVOY jokes a vote for him in ATONEMENT will prompt striking Hollywood writers to...

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The Things They Say 6822

16th January 2008 22:27

"Somewhere in there, you hope she'll get a chance to get some help. That's what you think she might need." GEORGE CLOONEY on his hopes for troubled...

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Whitaker To Play Katrina Basketball Mentor

16th January 2008 22:27

Oscar winner FOREST WHITAKER is to portray the heroic basketball coach who led his Louisiana high school team to the state championships in the wake...

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The Things They Say 6821

16th January 2008 22:27

"Every time it's different with the photographers. Sometimes it's a great deal of photographers and sometimes not as many. They stayed pretty far...

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Mona Lisa Mystery Solved

16th January 2008 22:27

The mystery of the MONA LISA has been solved by German scholars, who insist the subject of LEONARDO DA VINCI's famous painting was the wife of a...

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Juno Star Lands Barrymore Role

16th January 2008 22:27

In-demand JUNO star ELLEN PAGE has landed the leading role in DREW BARRYMORE's directorial debut. The Canadian actress will play a Texas teen who...

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Henner Finds Miracle Cure For Husband's Double Cancer

16th January 2008 22:27

MARILU HENNER saved her sex life with her new husband after ignoring crude medical advice offered as a cure for bladder cancer. The Taxi star had...

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Carey Becomes A Soccer Boss

16th January 2008 22:27

U.S. comedian-turned-gameshow host DREW CAREY has added soccer team boss to his resume - after investing in a Major League Soccer (MLS) team. The...

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