Music, Movie and Entertainment News 16th July 2004

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Romero Resurrects The Dead

16th July 2004 1:48

GEORGE ROMERO is to direct the fourth film in the franchise that began with 1968 horror classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. The American...

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The Village's Ending A Mystery Even To The Stars

16th July 2004 1:48

The ending of film-maker M NIGHT SHYAMALAN's upcoming movie THE VILLAGE is being kept such a big secret even the castmembers are unaware of how it...

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Steve Irwin Cleared Of Wildlife Charge

16th July 2004 1:48

CROCODILE HUNTER star STEVE IRWIN has been cleared of allegations he got too close to wild animals in Antarctica while making a documentary. The...

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Paris Hilton Gets Evil For New Role

16th July 2004 1:48

Hotel heiress PARIS HILTON will be required to play an evil, manipulative bully in her latest movie role in the hit NATIONAL LAMPOON'S series. ...

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Cruise Honours War Hero Tillman

16th July 2004 1:48

TOM CRUISE stunned the audience at Wednesday night's (14JUL04) ESPY AWARDS in Hollywood with a stirring tribute to fallen war hero PAT TILLMAN. ...

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Pam Tackles Alcoholism In Monthly Magazine Column

16th July 2004 1:48

PAMELA ANDERSON is reliving her hell as an alcoholic's wife in her monthly magazine column - by offering advice to the families of drinkers. The...

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Halle Gets Rubbed Up The Right Way By Leno

16th July 2004 1:48

Sexy actress HALLE BERRY got the ultimate treat from comedian JAY LENO when she paid him a visit on his chat show - a chest rub. The...

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Kristin's Emmy Day Starts With A Ticket

16th July 2004 1:48

SEX + THE CITY star KRISTIN DAVIS didn't have a great start to her EMMY day yesterday (15JUL04) - she picked up a parking ticket minutes after...

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Mary-kate Stays In Rehab

16th July 2004 1:48

Movie star MARY-KATE OLSEN has extended her rehab stay because she wants to make absolutely sure she's strong enough to cope with university after...

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Prince Charles In Near-miss Plane Drama

16th July 2004 1:48

British royal PRINCE CHARLES narrowly escaped death when a plane he was travelling on recently just avoiding colliding with a passenger craft...

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Jewel's Tour Therapy

16th July 2004 1:48

Singer JEWEL was glad she had to go straight on tour after the death of her bassist last summer (03), because it helped keep her mind off the...

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Ray Charles Biopic To Open Toronto Film Festival

16th July 2004 1:48

Legendary musician RAY CHARLES will get a special Canadian honour when his biopic opens the upcoming TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL. The movie, which...

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Elton's Abbey Road Meeting With Hero Mccartney

16th July 2004 1:48

ELTON JOHN once met fellow knight PAUL McCARTNEY at ABBEY ROAD studios in London, while recording with comedy group THE BARRON KNIGHTS. The...

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Nicole Richie Defends Whoopi

16th July 2004 1:48

Reality TV star and singer NICOLE RICHIE has jumped to comedienne WHOOPI GOLDBERG's defence after she was dropped by diet aid company SILM-FAST for...

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Timberlake Gets Political

16th July 2004 1:48

Pop hunk JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is getting involved in politics as the American Presidential election in November (05) draws nearer - and he's...

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Phil Collins To Be A Dad Again

16th July 2004 1:48

Veteran rocker PHIL COLLINS is to become a father for the fifth time - his wife is expecting their second child together next Spring (05). The...

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Geldof Rules Out Live Aid Anniversary Show

16th July 2004 1:48

Rocker SIR BOB GELDOLF has dismissed speculation there will be a concert to mark the 20th anniversary of charity event LIVE AID. The BOOMTOWN...

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Courtney Love Is 'A Danger To The Community,' Says Prosecutor

16th July 2004 1:48

Los Angeles prosecutors are requesting troubled singer COURTNEY LOVE is "committed to actual custody" after filing a motion deeming her to be "a...

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Britney Planning Lavish White Wedding In November

16th July 2004 1:48

Pop beauty BRITNEY SPEARS will marry fiance KEVIN FEDERLINE in a lavish wedding at the Beverly Hills Hotel this November (04), taking her vows for...

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Vivica Thanks Tarantino For New Body

16th July 2004 9:41

Sexy actress VIVICA A FOX is revelling in her buff new physique and she's thanking director QUENTIN TARANTINO for it. The screen beauty, who...

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Stone Keeps An Eye On Forward Son

16th July 2004 9:41

BASIC INSTINCT star SHARON STONE fears her adopted son ROAN will one day be accused of sexual harassment - even though he's just four years old. ...

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Hackman Considers Forced Movie Retirement

16th July 2004 9:41

Movie great GENE HACKMAN fears his film career is over - because no one is offering him work anymore. THE FRENCH CONNECTION star, 74, insists...

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High Praise For Aiello From Brando

16th July 2004 9:41

DO THE RIGHT THING star DANNY AIELLO regrets not thanking MARLON BRANDO personally for a letter that made him feel like a king. Aiello was...

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Stone Bares Breasts In Interviews

16th July 2004 9:41

SHARON STONE has found a new way of tantalising and titillating journalists in interviews - she wears see-through shirts and goes bra-less. The...

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Tony Randall Leaves Million-dollar Estate

16th July 2004 9:41

Late actor TONY RANDALL has left more than $1 million (GBP555,000) to his wife and two children, according to his will, which was filed for probate...

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Richardson Sues Asylum Producers

16th July 2004 9:41

British actress NATASHA RICHARDSON is suing the producers of her new movie ASYLUM for failing to pay her. Richardson, who is married to movie...

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Fleiss' Steamy All-night Sex Session With Heavyweight Brando

16th July 2004 9:41

Former Hollywood madam HEIDI FLEISS has revealed MARLON BRANDO was one of her favourite sex clients. The controversial ex-prostitute admits the...

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Ocean's Twelve Producer Slams Mafia Link To Film

16th July 2004 9:41

OCEAN'S TWELVE producer JERRY WEINTRAUB has slammed media reports the Sicilian mafia attempted to extort members of the cast and crew on the...

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Live Aid Released On Dvd

16th July 2004 9:41

Charity mega-concert LIVE AID is set to be released on DVD in time for the Christmas holidays. The iconic event - which took place in July 1985...

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Fatboy Slim Bans Himself From The Internet

16th July 2004 9:41

FATBOY SLIM has banned himself from hooking up to the internet at home because he'd spend all his time checking out cyberspace's porn sites. The...

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Swv Star Weds American Football Star

16th July 2004 9:41

SWV singer TAMARA 'TAJ' JOHNSON has become the latest pop star to find lasting romance with an American footballer - she wed TENNESSEE TITANS star...

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Jewel Ready To Record

16th July 2004 9:41

Folk star JEWEL is heading back to the recording studio as soon as she returns home from her current tour to record a new album. The INTUITION...

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Nicole Richie's Nipple Piercing Causes Alarm

16th July 2004 9:41

LIONEL RICHIE's daughter NICOLE's choice of intimate body piercing left her highly embarrassed recently, when she had to show her breasts to...

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Nas On The Lookout For British Rapper

16th July 2004 9:41

Hip-hop star NAS is hoping to give a lucky British fan the chance to appear on his upcoming album in a new contest. The New Yorker is sponsoring...

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Spears Caught Up In Boozing Scandal

16th July 2004 9:41

LATEST: BRITNEY SPEARS has found herself in the middle of a boozing controversy after being snapped downing what looks like a miniature bottle of...

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Elton Treasures Ray Charles' Last Recording Moments

16th July 2004 9:41

ELTON JOHN has archived his entire recording session with RAY CHARLES, because he's convinced it was the blind soul great's last studio visit. ...

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Megadeth Stars In Legal Wrangle

16th July 2004 9:41

MEGADETH frontman DAVE MUSTAINE has been hit with an $18.5 million (GBP10.2 million) lawsuit filed by the band's former bassist DAVID ELLEFSON. ...

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Sony's Mgm Bid Stalls

16th July 2004 14:19

Media giant SONY's $5 billion attempt to buy Hollywood studio MGM has run into trouble. Sony is among a number of movie heavyweights hoping to...

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Thompson 'Tweaks' Pride And Prejudice

16th July 2004 14:19

OSCAR winner EMMA THOMPSON has been called in the help adapt the script for the new film version of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Thompson starred and...

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Bellucci Strips For Vanity Fair

16th July 2004 14:19

Actress MONICA BELLUCCI has added her name to the list of screen beauties who have shown off their nude pregnant bodies for the front cover of...

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Dunst Facing Trouble Over Costume Theft

16th July 2004 14:19

Actress KIRSTEN DUNST risks facing the wrath of movie bosses after reportedly stealing a SPIDER-MAN costume and selling it on the internet. The...

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Roberts To Take Five-year Movie Hiatus

16th July 2004 14:19

Pregnant actress JULIA ROBERTS will quit her Hollywood career for "at least five years" to focus on raising her twins once they're born. The...

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Aniston And Pitt Lose Baby?

16th July 2004 14:19

Hollywood golden couple JENNIFER ANISTON and BRAD PITT are in mourning after the former FRIENDS actress reportedly suffered a miscarriage. The...

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Mccutcheon Enrolls Bocelli For Comeback

16th July 2004 14:19

LOVE ACTUALLY beauty MARTINE McCUTCHEON has enrolled the operatic skills of Italian tenor ANDREA BOCELLI to help launch her pop comeback. The...

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Albarn: Gorillaz Are Back

16th July 2004 14:19

DAMON ALBARN has assured fans of GORILLAZ the animated band are definitely coming back - and already have a new album in the works. Gorillaz -...

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The Mcfaddens To Team Up In The Studio

16th July 2004 14:19

Former WESTLIFE star BRYAN McFADDEN is so desperate for the public to hear his wife KERRY's singing skills, he's recruited her to duet with him on...

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Madonna Least Favoured Babysitter

16th July 2004 14:19

Pop star MADONNA's maternal skills have failed to impress America's female population - she's last on a list of celebrity parents mothers would...

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Prince Harry The Pop Star

16th July 2004 14:19

Music mogul SIMON COWELL wants to turn British royal PRINCE HARRY into a pop idol. The AMERICAN IDOL and POP IDOL judge is convinced the...

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Albarn Attacks Nme

16th July 2004 14:19

BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN has blasted British music magazine NME for criticising his musical work in the African country Mali. The BEETLEBUM...

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Liza Minnelli: 'I'm Still Battling Demons'

16th July 2004 14:19

Singing legend LIZA MINNELLI has hit out at salacious reports she been back in rehabilitation - insisting she keeps no secret about her "lifelong"...

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Doherty's Ex: Pete Attacked Me And Got Me Hooked Drugs

16th July 2004 14:19

Troubled LIBERTINES rocker PETE DOHERTY's ex-girlfriend has accused him of attacking her with a razor blade and getting her addicted to heroin. ...

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Jackson To Be A Dad Again

16th July 2004 14:19

Troubled star MICHAEL JACKSON is reportedly to become a father for the fourth time, in the midst of his battle to prove he's innocent of child...

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Ford Fans To Stay In His Room

16th July 2004 14:19

A Welsh hotel is offering devout fans of HARRISON FORD the chance to live like the STAR WARS star for a few nights - after he stayed there on a...

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Dunst Merchandise Shock

16th July 2004 14:19

SPIDER-MAN 2 star KIRSTEN DUNST ordered video game designers to tone down the animated version of her character MARY-JANE - because they gave her...

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Slater Eager To Rebuild Frame

16th July 2004 14:19

Actor CHRISTIAN SLATER has shocked organisers of a London boxing gym by signing up for six months of intensive training - in a bid to regain the...

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Portman: 'I'd Consider Stripping'

16th July 2004 14:19

Screen beauty NATALIE PORTMAN will consider stripping nude on film if she's offered the right part. The STAR WARS actress once vowed never to...

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Presley Relative Poses For Christian Dior

16th July 2004 17:13

Another member of ELVIS PRESLEY's family is poised for the big time - his model granddaughter has landed her first major advertising campaign. ...

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Csi Stars Fired After Pay Requests

16th July 2004 17:13

Hit American TV show CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION is in crisis after two stars of the series were fired for breach of contract. Actors JORJA...

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Winstone's Knightley Fixation

16th July 2004 17:13

British actor RAY WINSTONE was so enchanted by his KING ARTHUR co-star KEIRA KNIGHTLEY's beauty, he would have jumped at the chance to date her as...

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Kilmer To Get Holy On Stage

16th July 2004 17:13

Movie star VAL KILMER is to bring MOSES back to life in a new stage adaptation of classic film THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. The actor - who's often...

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Schwarzenegger On Austrian Stamps

16th July 2004 17:13

Hollywood actor-turned-politician ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER's birthday will be honoured in his native Austria with special edition postage stamps...

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Gibson Sues A Second Cinema Chain

16th July 2004 17:13

Actor MEL GIBSON is suing a second cinema chain claiming it owes $1 million (GBP550,000) in box office sales for his controversial movie THE...

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Martha Stewart Jailed

16th July 2004 17:13

American lifestyle queen MARTHA STEWART has been sentenced to five months in prison and a further five months of home confinement after being...

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American Idols Become Older

16th July 2004 17:13

Older aspiring singers are celebrating because new TV talent show AMERICAN IDOL has made stardom possible for them - by increasing the age limit by...

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Prince Charles Makes Jamelia Cry

16th July 2004 17:13

R+B star JAMELIA almost burst into tears when she met British royal PRINCE CHARLES at Sunday's (11JUL04) PARTY IN THE PARK in London, because the...

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Elton Joy To Sing With Billy

16th July 2004 17:13

SIR ELTON JOHN jumped at the chance to write the music for the forthcoming BILLY ELLIOT musical because the movie so closely mirrored his own...

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Simpson And Lachey To Leave Newlyweds

16th July 2004 17:13

Glamorous pop couple JESSICA SIMPSON and NICK LACHEY will end their popular MTV reality show this year (04) because they're "sick of 24/7 camera...

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Timberlake Turned Down Democrat Bash

16th July 2004 17:13

LATEST: Pop star JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE turned down the invitation to support America's DEMOCRAT party at a fundraising event. British newspaper...

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Mariah's Literary Help

16th July 2004 17:13

Pop star MARIAH CAREY's forthcoming foray into literature will be ghost written by another author. The THANK GOD I FOUND YOU singer is busy...

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Jackson News Appeal Ignored

16th July 2004 17:13

Troubled pop star MICHAEL JACKSON has temporarily escaped the ordeal of the media gaining access to court information about his child molestation...

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John Stamos' Burger-tossing Obligations

16th July 2004 19:40

Actor JOHN STAMOS' start is showbiz was far from glamorous because his dad made him work at the family burger restaurant - even after he landed his...

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Law's Movie Obsessed Childhood

16th July 2004 19:40

Hollywood hunk JUDE LAW used to stun his childhood pals by regularly snubbing invitations to join them on BMX bike rides - because he preferred...

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Chad Michael Murray Seeking Career-sparking Nurse

16th July 2004 19:40

FREAKY FRIDAY star CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY is desperately searching for the nurse who treated him when he was a sick teen - to thank her for motivating...

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Winstone: Knightley's A Better Fighter Than Me

16th July 2004 19:40

British actor RAY WINSTONE was astounded to discover his teenage KING ARTHUR co-star KEIRA KNIGHTLEY boasts more than just supreme acting talent -...

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Halle Berry's Punk'd Fury

16th July 2004 19:40

OSCAR-winning actress HALLE BERRY remains furious for allowing herself to be duped by prankster ASHTON KUTCHER on his hit show PUNK'D. The...

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Sharon Stone Related To Gina Gershon

16th July 2004 19:40

SHARON STONE has finally disclosed she's a distant cousin of fellow Hollywood actress GINA GERSHON. The BASIC INSTINCT star has known she's...

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Wyclef Cashed In On Hammer's Moves

16th July 2004 19:40

Hip-hop star WYCLEF JEAN is thankful for MC HAMMER's success in the 1990s - because it also helped him to benefit financially. The former FUGEES...

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John's Musical 'Terrifies' Billy Elliot Writer

16th July 2004 19:40

BILLY ELLIOT writer LEE HALL was "terrified" by the prospect of writing songs for the film's musical version with music legend SIR ELTON JOHN. ...

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Phillips And Johnson Whip Lohan

16th July 2004 19:40

Wild singer BIJOU PHILLIPS and BAND-AID heiress CASEY JOHNSON shocked revellers in Los Angeles by spanking teen star LINDSAY LOHAN with a whip. ...

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Nicole Richie 'Over' Hollywood Party Scene

16th July 2004 19:40

LIONEL RICHIE's daughter NICOLE has deemed herself too old to enjoy all-night parties - at the age of 22. The aspiring singer, who stars...

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Jamiroquai Lose Key Member

16th July 2004 19:40

British band JAMIROQUAI have been forced to search for a new keyboardist, after their original member quit to spend time with his family. The...

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Latifah's Wild Break

16th July 2004 19:40

Rapper-turned-actress QUEEN LATIFAH got more than she bargained for when she went to Mexico for a much-needed break - because she found herself...

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Stars Design Sports Shoes For Jay-z's Range

16th July 2004 19:40

Hip-hop star JAY-Z is auctioning off a range of REEBOK sports shoes specially designed by a host of celebrities, including his girlfriend BEYONCE...

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U2 Anxious Missing Album Will Appear On Internet

16th July 2004 19:40

LATEST: Rockers U2 are anxious their missing new album will turn up on the internet where the songs could be downloaded illegally, months before...

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Will Smith's 'Feminine' Moment

16th July 2004 19:40

WILL SMITH found it deeply intimidating appearing on US motorbike show AMERICAN CHOPPER earlier this week (ends16JUL04) - because the tough guy...

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