Music, Movie and Entertainment News 17th March 2005

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Report Links Passion Of The Christ To Attacks On Canadian Jews

17th March 2005 3:03

MEL GIBSON's controversial movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has been cited by a report as the cause of an upsurge last year (04) in Canadian...

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Marcia Cross Puts Gay Rumours To Rest

17th March 2005 3:03

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star MARCIA CROSS has put gay rumours about her to rest, after embarking on a romance with a man. The 43-year-old actress...

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Queen 'Bans Parker Bowles From Royal Banquet'

17th March 2005 3:03

British royal QUEEN ELIZABETH II banned her son PRINCE CHARLES' fiancee CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES from attending two prestigious banquets at her London...

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Swank Is Desperate For A Baby

17th March 2005 3:03

Actress HILARY SWANK has quashed rumours she dislikes children - insisting she's desperate to start a family with her actor husband CHAD LOWE. ...

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Fonda's People Dismiss Orgy Story

17th March 2005 3:03

LATEST: JANE FONDA's publicists are rushing to dismiss British tabloid claims that the actress was once forced to sleep with women by her...

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Sizemore 'Files For Bankruptcy'

17th March 2005 3:03

LATEST: Actor TOM SIZEMORE has allegedly filed for bankruptcy, after spending more than $11 million (GBP5.8 million) on legal fees to battle drug...

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Robert Blake Found Not Guilty Of Murder

17th March 2005 3:03

Actor ROBERT BLAKE has been found not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2001 killing of his wife, BONNY LEE BAKLEY. Jurors, who reached their...

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Destiny's Child Get Sexy In The City For New Revenge Video

17th March 2005 3:03

The girls of DESTINY'S CHILD have gone all SEX + THE CITY for their new music video GIRL. The trio, MICHELLE WILLIAMS, BEYONCE KNOWLES and KELLY...

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Police Question Ryan After Paparazzi Scuffle

17th March 2005 3:03

BLUE hunk LEE RYAN was questioned by police last night (16MAR05) - after his friend verbally attacked paparazzi who were following the singer. ...

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Doherty Treats Police To Private Gig

17th March 2005 3:03

Troubled rocker PETE DOHERTY tried to improve his relationship with police last night (16MAR05) - by giving officers a private performance of his...

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Elton's Musical Postponed Due To Exhausted Children

17th March 2005 3:03

Producers of SIR ELTON JOHN's musical adaptation of BILLY ELLIOT have been forced to postpone preview shows - because the stage extravaganza's...

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Waterman Ordered To Pay Ex-employee Compensation

17th March 2005 3:03

LATEST: A Scottish employment tribunal has ordered music mogul PETE WATERMAN to pay a staggering $25,000 (GBP13,000) compensation to an employee he...

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Will Smith Returns To The Stage

17th March 2005 3:03

WILL SMITH is set to perform onstage for the first time in three years at NICKELODEON's 18th annual KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS. The rapper-turned-actor...

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Timberlake Plans His Own Record Label

17th March 2005 3:03

Pop hunk JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is following in his pal PHARRELL WILLIAMS' footsteps - by launching his own record label. Timberlake has often...

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Young Buck's Party Gets Out Of Hand

17th March 2005 3:03

Rapper YOUNG BUCK had police arrive as uninvited guests to his birthday party early yesterday morning (16MAR05), when hundreds of revellers seeking...

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50 Cent's Reebok Ads Spark Controversy In Britain

17th March 2005 3:03

50 CENT's ad campaign for sportswear giant REEBOK has come under fire in Britain, with various groups charging it glorifies fun violence. The TV...

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Ja Rule Slapped With Civil Suit

17th March 2005 3:03

A week after JA RULE pleaded guilty to punching a Canadian man at a bar, the man is suing the rapper for $4 million (GBP2 million) in a civil...

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Delpy: 'Beyonce's Oscar Song Offended The French'

17th March 2005 3:03

Actress JULIE DELPY has accused BEYONCE KNOWLES of offending her fellow French citizens - by "murdering" their language during her performance of...

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Willis Interview Axed After He Upset Two Children

17th March 2005 3:03

A British TV interview with BRUCE WILLIS was axed halfway through - because the movie star upset two 10-year-old presenters. The DIE HARD actor...

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Swank Slams Reports Her Marriage Is In Trouble

17th March 2005 3:03

LATEST: OSCAR-winner HILARY SWANK has slammed reports her marriage to actor CHAD LOWE is in trouble because he's struggling to cope with her...

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Ryan's Parachute Jump Hell

17th March 2005 9:30

Movie star RYAN REYNOLDS wet himself when a charity parachute jump turned into an almost fatal death-defying stunt. The BLADE: TRINITY hunk, who...

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Willis Didn't Encourage Rumer

17th March 2005 9:30

Actor BRUCE WILLIS enjoyed acting alongside his daughter in recent movie HOSTAGE, but insists he never encouraged his kids to follow in his...

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Hilton Loved Elvis Role

17th March 2005 9:30

ONE TREE HILL star TYLER HILTON realised a childhood dream when he played the young ELVIS PRESLEY in forthcoming JOHNNY CASH biopic WALK THE...

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Moore's Daughters Name Kutcher 'Mod'

17th March 2005 9:30

DEMI MOORE's daughters have settled on a special name for her boyfriend ASHTON KUTCHER - MY OTHER DAD, or MOD for short. RUMER, 16, SCOUT, 13,...

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Lopez Mourns Dancing Past

17th March 2005 9:30

Actress JENNIFER LOPEZ has one chief problem with fame - it's hindered her love of clubbing and dancing into the small hours. The SHALL WE...

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Zellweger Never Dreamt Of An Oscar

17th March 2005 9:30

Hollywood beauty RENEE ZELLWEGER never dreamt of setting herself the target of winning an OSCAR, because she prefers to let her life follow its...

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O'donnell Blasts Alley

17th March 2005 9:30

Former US chat show queen ROSIE O'DONNELL is waging a fat war on KIRSTIE ALLEY after claiming the former CHEERS beauty is much heavier than the 95...

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Hamilton Slams Atomic Kitten Rift Rumours

17th March 2005 9:30

Singer NATASHA HAMILTON has hit out at reports her ATOMIC KITTEN bandmates haven't visited her since the birth of her new son HARRY. Rumours...

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Bb King To Host Ray Charles Tribute

17th March 2005 9:30

Blues legend BB KING will headline the first ever gala event for the EYE BIRTH DEFECTS RESEARCH FOUNDATION, which is being held in tribute to the...

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Revolver Star's Vanilla Ice Shame

17th March 2005 9:30

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist DAVE KUSHNER has jeopardised his rock credibility - by confessing he was once a member of critically-mauled rapper...

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Ozzy Stunned By Another Box Set

17th March 2005 9:30

Rock wildman OZZY OSBOURNE was stunned to be told he was releasing a new album of old material - because he has only made six original records...

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Le Bon's 'Chocolate Lubricant' Disaster

17th March 2005 9:30

DURAN DURAN frontman SIMON LE BON's declaration of his love for orange Smarties took a sinister turn when he found himself bombarded by the sweet...

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Mel C Considers 'Spice Girls: The Musical'

17th March 2005 9:30

Ex-SPICE GIRL MELANIE CHISHOLM is considering composing a musical about her life as a member of the world-conquering girlband. The WANNABE...

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Bottum Calls In Love For Soundtrack

17th March 2005 9:30

Former FAITH NO MORE star RODDY BOTTUM has called on old pal COURTNEY LOVE to help him complete the soundtrack for new movie ADAM + STEVE. Love,...

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Rai Sick Of Spices

17th March 2005 14:00

Indian beauty AISHWARYA RAI's dedication to her latest big screen role backfired when over-exposure to spices made her ill. The 31-year-old...

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Gruffud's Brand New Body

17th March 2005 14:00

Welsh actor IOAN GRUFFUDD acquired a muscle-bound physique for his superhero role in upcoming comic book adaptation THE FANTASTIC FOUR without...

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Nimoy Turns Attention To Large Ladies

17th March 2005 14:00

STAR TREK icon LEONARD NIMOY is focusing on fat women in his second book of kinky nude photographs. Nimoy shocked Jewish groups with the...

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Jovovich Balances Boutique With Acting Career

17th March 2005 14:00

Screen siren MILLA JOVOVICH is finalising plans to open a boutique in New York to sell her own collection of designs - but she hasn't turned her...

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Whedon's Wonder Woman Plans

17th March 2005 14:00

Director JOSS WHEDON jumped at the chance to make the new WONDER WOMAN movie, because he's convinced no-one has done the Amazonian Princess justice...

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Gervais' New Comic Character

17th March 2005 14:00

British comic RICKY GERVAIS slipped effortlessly into character for his upcoming television comedy EXTRAS, because he feels an affinity with the...

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Murphy Slams Drug Diet Rumours

17th March 2005 14:00

Actress BRITTANY MURPHY has hit out at rumours she took cocaine to help her lose weight. The 8 MILE actress has recently shown off a slimmer,...

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Blake Indebted To Attorney Schwartzbach

17th March 2005 14:00

Exonerated actor ROBERT BLAKE has eulogised his defence attorney M GERALD SCHWARTZBACH after he was acquitted of murder and solicitation charges. ...

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Muti Out As La Scala Feud Explodes

17th March 2005 14:00

Legendary musical director RICCARDO MUTI was ordered to resign from Italian operatic institution LA SCALA yesterday (16MAR05). Hundreds of...

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Kylie Gets In Shape With Corset

17th March 2005 14:00

Australian singer KYLIE MINOGUE has ordered corset-maker to the stars MR PEARL to help her achieve an ultra-slim 40-centimetre (16-inch) waist. ...

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Oasis Team Up With World Music Star

17th March 2005 14:00

British rockers OASIS are taking a new musical direction with their latest album DON'T BELIEVE THE TRUTH by working with acclaimed Cuban...

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Snoop: 'I'd Never Cut My Hair Short'

17th March 2005 14:00

SNOOP DOGG would do anything to alter his appearance for a film - except cut his long hair. The rapper is trying to expand his acting repertoire...

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Grohl Excited About Monster New Album

17th March 2005 14:00

FOO FIGHTERS frontman DAVE GROHL is anxious about the release of the band's new album, because it's the most ambitious project he's ever...

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Entwistle's Lover Dies Of A Broken Heart

17th March 2005 14:00

Late THE WHO bassist JOHN ENTWISTLE's former lover LISA PRITCHETT-JOHNSON has died of a suspected drug overdose, aged 43. Troubled...

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Snoop: 'I Want To Be The Black Tom Cruise'

17th March 2005 14:00

SNOOP DOGG has big ambitions for his movie career - he wants to become the black TOM CRUISE. After minor roles in a number of films, including...

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Both Sides Claim Victory In Eminem Court Case

17th March 2005 14:00

Controversial rapper EMINEM's Manhattan Federal Court case with THE SOURCE magazine neared its conclusion yesterday (16MAR05) with both sides...

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Osbourne Dismisses Sabbath Reunion Rumours

17th March 2005 17:26

Rocker OZZY OSBOURNE has rubbished rumours his former band BLACK SABBATH are reuniting for a new album. Recent reports claimed the group would...

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Jackson Evidence Mishandled By Cops

17th March 2005 17:26

A detective in the MICHAEL JACKSON child molestation trial has confessed police investigating the claims mishandled vital evidence. Officer PAUL...

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Allen Explains His Success

17th March 2005 17:26

Veteran film-maker WOODY ALLEN believes he's achieved phenomenal success by targetting people who want to escape the harsh realities of modern...

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Carson Microphone For Sale

17th March 2005 17:26

Late TV host JOHNNY CARSON's TONIGHT SHOW microphone is up for auction. Carson used the microphone on the popular talk show between 1962 and...

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Sevigny Goes Mainstream

17th March 2005 17:26

Cult actress CHLOE SEVIGNY wants to go mainstream, and is lobbying for a role in SPIDER-MAN 3. Sevigny's impressive resume is mainly made up of...

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Murphy Slams Surgery Rumours

17th March 2005 17:26

BRITTANY MURPHY is sick of accusations she has undergone plastic surgery, insisting a series of accidents have altered her appearance. ...

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Willis: 'I Don't Regret The Flops'

17th March 2005 17:26

Hollywood hardman BRUCE WILLIS has no regrets about appearing in box office disasters, because they've ultimately improved his career. The brave...

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Bishop Stands Up For Da Vinci Book

17th March 2005 17:26

Brazilian bishop MONSIGNOR JOSE MARIA PINHEIRO has hit out at a Catholic cardinal who's demanded bestselling novel THE DA VINCI CODE should be...

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Murphy's Ordinary Man

17th March 2005 17:26

BRITTANY MURPHY has found true happiness with a "normal" guy, after splitting from two Hollywood boyfriends. The actress ended her high profile...

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Le Bon: 'Timberlake Presenting Award Was Finest Moment'

17th March 2005 17:26

DURAN DURAN frontman SIMON LE BON has no doubt what his proudest professional musical moment is - when JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE presented the band with...

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Mills Regains Her Figure After Childbirth

17th March 2005 17:26

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's wife HEATHER MILLS embarked on a punishing fitness regime to maintain her sexy physique after the birth of baby BEATRICE...

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Moby Compares Minogue To Republicans

17th March 2005 17:26

Dance star MOBY has attacked the quality of Australian singer KYLIE MINOGUE's pop offerings, by likening her to America's Republican Party. The...

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Martin 'Terrified' Of Playing New Songs Live

17th March 2005 17:26

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN fears playing new songs live because the pressure to present them in the right way is immense. The IN MY PLACE...

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Snoop Dogg Hits Out At Rap Industry Snobbery

17th March 2005 17:26

Hip-hop star SNOOP DOGG has attacked the divide between America's East and West Coast, slamming New York rap fans for snubbing up-and-coming Los...

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Heather Mills Slams Return Of Fur

17th March 2005 17:26

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's wife HEATHER MILLS remains an ardent supporter of the modelling industry, but is devastated that fur is back in fashion. ...

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