Music, Movie and Entertainment News 17th May 2005

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Ciara Leads The Pack At Bet Awards

17th May 2005 2:47

R+B sensation CIARA is celebrating after picking up four nominations for the upcoming 2005 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION (BET) AWARDS. The...

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Young Buck's Day In Court Pushed Back Again

17th May 2005 2:47

Rapper YOUNG BUCK's court date in connection with a scuffle at the VIBE AWARDS has been pushed back yet again - this time until 8 June (05). The...

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Gotti To Request Severance This Week

17th May 2005 2:47

IRV 'GOTTI' LORENZO will officially request to have his federal money laundering case severed from the murder and racketeering charges surrounding...

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Carter And Hilton In Fresh War Of Words

17th May 2005 2:47

NICK CARTER and PARIS HILTON have resumed their war of words, with the pop heart-throb branding his ex-girlfriend "immature". Hotel heiress...

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Janet Jackson Accused Of Stealing 2001 Hit

17th May 2005 2:47

Pop beauty JANET JACKSON has become the latest member of her family to face a court battle, after a man accused her of stealing a song from him. ...

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Geldof Blasts World Leaders Over Africa

17th May 2005 2:47

Campaigning rocker SIR BOB GELDOF has slammed international efforts to eradicate poverty in Africa as "a complete and utter disgrace". Speaking...

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Mother Of Jackson Accuser 'Didn't Ask For Help'

17th May 2005 2:47

Two witnesses have told MICHAEL JACKSON's child molestation trial that the mother of his teenage accuser made no attempt to ask for help during a...

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Marcil Poses For Maxim After Years Of Resisting

17th May 2005 2:47

Former BEVERLY HILLS 90210 star VANESSA MARCIL has stripped down for a racy magazine cover - to show off her weight increase since becoming a...

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Prince William To Join Rugby Team On Tour

17th May 2005 2:47

British royal PRINCE WILLIAM is set to achieve a life-long dream next month (JUN05), when he joins the BRITISH LIONS rugby team on their tour of...

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Alley Quits Smoking And Gains Weight

17th May 2005 2:47

Former CHEERS star KIRSTIE ALLEY piled on 16 pounds (7.25 kilograms) when she started her much-hyped Hollywood diet, because she gave up smoking at...

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Angelou Sued Over Poetry

17th May 2005 2:47

Writer MAYA ANGELOU has been hit with a federal lawsuit from a man who had hoped to market her poetry. BUTCH LEWIS claims he and Angelou two met...

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Murray Wants A Break From Acting

17th May 2005 2:47

BILL MURRAY has announced plans to ditch his tiring movie career - in favour of mowing lawns and reading books. The LOST IN TRANSLATION star,...

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Diggs Relieved After Hatemail Sender Is Tracked Down

17th May 2005 2:47

Actor TAYE DIGGS and his wife INDINA MENZEL have been given the all clear by police investigating their racist hate-mail claims. The BROWN SUGAR...

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Tatum Caught Up In Fire Scandal

17th May 2005 2:47

Fallen movie star TATUM O'NEAL is being sued by a Massachusetts insurance company after allegedly sparking a fire that caused more than $75,000...

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Beatty Sues Over Dick Tracy Rights

17th May 2005 2:47

Actor WARREN BEATTY is suing a US newspaper publisher for $30 million (GBP15.7 million) in damages, claiming he still has the film rights to DICK...

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Kelly Shocked By Mystery Celebrity's Weightloss

17th May 2005 2:47

KELLY OSBOURNE is growing more and more shocked by Hollywood's need to be super skinny after one teenage star's weightloss made her feel sick. ...

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Richie Explains Daughter Nicole's Weightloss

17th May 2005 2:47

LIONEL RICHIE has spoken out to defend his daughter NICOLE amid reports she's suffering from an eating disorder. SIMPLE LIFE star Nicole has hit...

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Minogue Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

17th May 2005 8:23

Pop beauty KYLIE MINOGUE has apologised to fans for postponing the Australian leg of her SHOWGIRL TOUR - after being diagnosed with early-stage...

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Epps Having A Tough Time With Tv Blood

17th May 2005 8:23

Actor OMAR EPPS is finding the sight of blood on his hit TV show HOUSE, MD extremely nauseating - even though he knows it's fake. Epps plays a...

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Braff Wants To Kiss Winfrey

17th May 2005 8:23

SCRUBS star ZACH BRAFF has declared OPRAH WINFREY as the actress he would most like to kiss. The GARDEN STATE star, who was recently...

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Mcdiarmid Amazed By His Veteran Stunts

17th May 2005 8:23

Actor IAN McDIARMID is amazed he managed to do all of his demanding action stunts in the final STAR WARS installment EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE...

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Valderrama To Launch Clothing Line

17th May 2005 8:23

THAT '70S SHOW star WILMER VALDERRAMA has become the latest celebrity to announce plans to launch a clothing line. The 25-year-old actor,...

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C-3po Star Cried At Moment Music Was Added To Sith

17th May 2005 8:23

STAR WARS star ANTHONY DANIELS was so moved when he watched the score for EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH being recorded he burst into tears. ...

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Smiths Call In The Police To Advise Their Kids

17th May 2005 8:23

Hollywood couple WILL SMITH and JADA PINKETT SMITH invite their police pals into their home so their kids and young relatives know their legal...

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Stone Praises Her 'Village' Of Support

17th May 2005 8:23

Hollywood actress SHARON STONE is revelling in motherhood a second time around, because she now has a strong support "village" of females in her...

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Amy Makes Dreams Come True On New Show

17th May 2005 8:23

Pop gospel singer AMY GRANT is the latest celebrity to land a reality TV show in America after her making-dreams-happen concept was picked up by...

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Ludacris Proud Of African Roots Video

17th May 2005 8:23

Rapper-turned-actor LUDACRIS hopes his new video PIMPIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD inspires other African-Americans to visit Africa because he loved...

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Comets Head Back To Britain

17th May 2005 8:23

The existing members of BILL HALEY's COMETS are planning another British invasion to mark the 50th anniversary of the birth of rock 'n' roll in the...

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Weiland Hosts Retro Party For Wife

17th May 2005 8:23

VELVET REVOLVER frontman SCOTT WEILAND went back in time for his wife MARY's 30th birthday on Wednesday (11MAY05), when he hosted a PRETTY IN...

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Faithfull Announces Classical Collaboration

17th May 2005 8:23

British pop icon MARIANNE FAITHFULL has assembled an impressive backing for her upcoming SALISBURY INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL appearance - a full...

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Motley Crue's Reunion Anxiety

17th May 2005 8:23

MOTLEY CRUE almost called off their reunion tour - because they didn't think anyone would be interested. The band thought long and hard before...

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Doherty Evicted From London Flat

17th May 2005 8:23

Troubled rocker PETE DOHERTY has been evicted from his London flat, after upsetting neighbours with a series of loud, all-night parties. The...

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Lennon Wanted A Beatles Reunion, Says Lover

17th May 2005 14:04

JOHN LENNON's former lover has blasted historical records for declaring the BEATLES' split was permanent, insisting they'd always planned to play...

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Geldof Urges Blair To Pressurise Bush Into Helping Africa

17th May 2005 14:04

LATEST: Campaigning rocker SIR BOB GELDOF has urged British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR to secure "payback" for Britain's role in the Iraq war, by...

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Reznor Sues Nails Manager Over Earnings

17th May 2005 14:04

NINE INCH NAILS frontman TRENT REZNOR has filed a federal lawsuit against his longtime manager JOHN MALM, claiming his ex-pal fooled him into...

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Cancer Forces Minogue To Cancel Glastonbury Appearance

17th May 2005 14:04

LATEST: Pop beauty KYLIE MINOGUE has been forced to cancel her headlining spot at Britain's Glastonbury Festival next month (JUN05) - so she can...

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Lucas: 'I'm Not A Recluse'

17th May 2005 14:04

STAR WARS creator GEORGE LUCAS has hit out at the media for branding him a recluse on the basis he doesn't attend every Hollywood party. The...

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Lee's Porn Back Catalogue Gets Dvd Release

17th May 2005 14:04

Legendary actor CHRISTOPHER LEE's sordid movie past is coming back to haunt him - with the DVD release of a 1970 hardcore porn film he appeared...

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Hawn: 'I Give Kurt Sexual Freedom'

17th May 2005 14:04

Actress GOLDIE HAWN is convinced her relationship with actor KURT RUSSELL has lasted 22 years because she lets him enjoy other women, spends time...

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Trier: 'Black Americans Shunned My Slavery Film'

17th May 2005 14:04

LARS VON TRIER was forced to take his hunt for black actors to Britain, because hordes of African-American stars refused to play slaves. ...

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Blanchett Jets Burned Son Back To Britain

17th May 2005 14:04

CATE BLANCHETT has rushed back to Britain with her young son after he was burned in an accident in Morocco. Blanchett - who's shooting her new...

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Scissor Sisters Get Back To Basics

17th May 2005 14:04

SCISSOR SISTERS have returned to their roots for the recording of their eagerly-awaited second album - band member BABYDADDY's apartment. The...

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Starr's Peaceful Wristbands

17th May 2005 14:04

RINGO STARR has designed a peace-promoting wristband especially for his friends and family. Bearing a striking resemblance to SIR BOB GELDOF's...

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Garbage Song Slams 'Homophobic, Misogynistic' Bush

17th May 2005 14:04

Rockers GARBAGE have attacked American President GEORGE W BUSH's homophobic administration and his "reactionary" attitude towards women's...

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The Vines Return Despite Nicholls' Brain Disorder

17th May 2005 14:04

Australian rockers THE VINES have rubbished reports their group disbanded last year (04) after frontman CRAIG NICHOLLS was diagnosed with...

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Halliwell Song Banned From Air

17th May 2005 14:04

GERI HALLIWELL's quest for comeback success has been dealt a devastating blow - Britain's top radio stations have blacklisted her new single. ...

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Osbourne Breaks Her Finger

17th May 2005 14:04

KELLY OSBOURNE was forced to halt a Swedish TV interview after breaking her finger, because she was in so much pain. The pop star daughter of...

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Danni: 'Kylie Will Beat Her Breast Cancer'

17th May 2005 14:04

Singer DANNI MINOGUE is convinced her sister KYLIE will win her battle against breast cancer, because the disease has been detected at an early...

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Silvers Sidekick Fraser Dies

17th May 2005 14:04

THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW star ELISABETH FRASER has died of heart failure. She was 85. The actress became a household name in America playing the...

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Freeman Teams Up With Law To Shed Funny Image

17th May 2005 14:04

THE OFFICE star MARTIN FREEMAN has committed to a serious movie role opposite JUDE LAW in a bid to abolish his comedy reputation. The British...

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Eccleston's Doctor Who Hell

17th May 2005 14:04

The hectic filming schedule for DOCTOR WHO took such a toll on star CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON, his face became "disfigured" and his mind kept conjuring...

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Allen: 'Scarlett Put Art Above Money'

17th May 2005 14:04

WOODY ALLEN has praised SCARLETT JOHANSSON for waiving her usual multi-million dollar fee to star in two of his movies. The veteran New York...

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Stefani Plans New Album

17th May 2005 17:21

GWEN STEFANI is so motivated after the success of her debut solo album, she plans to release a follow-up before the end of the year. The singer...

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Carey Gets Vogue Make-over

17th May 2005 17:21

MARIAH CAREY is destined for a major style overhaul - courtesy of VOGUE magazine editor ANDRE LEON TALLEY. The pop beauty's passion for low-cut...

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Live 8 Looks Likely

17th May 2005 17:21

A LIVE AID II concert dubbed LIVE 8 looks likely to take place in London this summer (05), after another festival was cancelled to make way for a...

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Scott's Western Dream Is About To Come True

17th May 2005 17:21

Director SIR RIDLEY SCOTT is close to fulfilling his lifetime ambition - making a western. The GLADIATOR movie-maker admits his parents...

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Motherhood Eased Paltrow's Grief

17th May 2005 17:21

Motherhood eased GWYNETH PALTROW's pain after losing her father to cancer. The actress gave birth to baby APPLE last May (04), just 18 months...

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Prowse's Anger Over Star Wars Snub

17th May 2005 17:21

Original DARTH VADER star DAVID PROWSE is furious he was never approached to reprise his villainous role for the final installment of the STAR WARS...

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Farrell's Emotional Farewell To Grandfather

17th May 2005 17:21

LATEST: Actor COLIN FARRELL lead the emotional tributes at his grandfather's funeral in Dublin, Ireland, yesterday (16MAY05). The PHONE BOOTH...

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Lucas Makes Sith Cameo

17th May 2005 17:21

STAR WARS creator GEORGE LUCAS makes a cameo appearance in the sci-fi series' final installment EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH - but only...

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Green's Pet Goat Dinner

17th May 2005 17:21

Singer AL GREEN once unknowingly ate his beloved pet goat in a stew his father had cooked up. The soul great's disobedient childhood pal BILLY...

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Motley Crue Cultivating Peaceful Relations

17th May 2005 17:21

American rockers MOTLEY CRUE are still finding it difficult to come to terms with just how successful their reunion has been after years of...

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Green Thanks God For Life

17th May 2005 17:21

Soul legend AL GREEN credits God with saving him from certain death. The reformed wildman admits his hectic social life was playing havoc with...

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Run Dmc Star Gets Real For Tv

17th May 2005 17:21

RUN DMC star REVEREND RUN is the latest celebrity to open up his household to reality TV cameras. The day-to-day exploits of the Reverend, his...

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Paltrow Abandoned Diet

17th May 2005 17:21

GWYNETH PALTROW abandoned her macrobiotic diet when she became pregnant with her daughter APPLE, because she couldn't cope with her cravings. ...

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Rai To Play Battered Wife In Brit Film

17th May 2005 17:21

Indian actress AISHWARYA RAI will star as a woman jailed for killing her violent husband in a new British movie. The BRIDE AND PREJUDICE beauty...

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Epps To Play Pryor In Biopic

17th May 2005 21:38

RICHARD PRYOR has handpicked comedian MIKE EPPS to portray him in an upcoming movie about the legendary funnyman's life. Pryor and his wife...

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Geena Davis Returns To Tv - As President

17th May 2005 21:38

THELMA + LOUISE star GEENA DAVIS is heading back to TV in America - to play the US President. The actress, whose eponymous 2000 show lasted just...

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Craig's Confusing Spielberg Call

17th May 2005 21:38

Actor DANIEL CRAIG feared he misheard STEVEN SPIELBERG's name when he received a call to meet the director - and was being duped into doing...

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A Dark Side For Us Firms As Wannabe Jedis Skip Work

17th May 2005 21:38

The final STAR WARS movie is set to cost American employers as much as $627 million (GBP330 million) in lost productivity, according to a new...

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Ritter's Swansong Show Axed

17th May 2005 21:38

TV bosses at US network ABC have cancelled sitcom 8 SIMPLE RULES two years after the shock death of the show's star JOHN RITTER. Funnyman...

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Is Lohan Set For Scarlett's Mission: Impossible Role?

17th May 2005 21:38

Teenage movie star LINDSAY LOHAN has reportedly stepped in to replace SCARLETT JOHANSSON in TOM CRUISE's upcoming MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE sequel. ...

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Alba Terrified Sharks Would Kill Her

17th May 2005 21:38

JESSICA ALBA risked her life on the Bahamas shoot for upcoming movie INTO THE BLUE - because she was surrounded by deadly sharks all day. Sexy...

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Blake Expresses Reluctance To Be Interviewed

17th May 2005 21:38

ROBERT BLAKE sat down for his first live full TV interview since his murder acquittal last night (16MAY05) - and quickly informed newsman LARRY...

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Palter Blames Herself For Dad's Death

17th May 2005 21:38

GWYNETH PALTROW blames herself for her father's death from cancer, because she is convinced she could have saved him. Producer BRUCE PALTROW...

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Williams Doppelganger Promises To Drop The Act

17th May 2005 21:38

LATEST: A look-a-like who has been misrepresenting funnyman ROBIN WILLIAMS has reportedly agreed to stop trying to con gullible charities out of...

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Diaz Turns Her Attention To The Enquirer

17th May 2005 21:38

LATEST: CAMERON DIAZ is on the warpath over reports she's having an affair with a married TV producer - after announcing plans to sue British...

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Strait Pulls Out Of Country Awards Show

17th May 2005 21:38

Country superstar GEORGE STRAIT has been forced to pull out of his performance at the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS tonight (17MAY05) after...

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Mars: 'Now Or Never For Motley Reunion'

17th May 2005 21:38

MOTLEY CRUE were forced to schedule their reunion tour for this year (05) because guitarist MICK MARS is battling a debilitating spinal disease -...

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Cbgb Owner Launches Festival Idea To Save Club

17th May 2005 21:38

The longtime owner of New York's historic CBGB nightclub is launching a last-ditch effort to save the punk mecca - and he's asking the acts who got...

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Madd Thrilled With Simple Plan's Anti-drink Driving Video Success

17th May 2005 21:38

LATEST: Rockers SIMPLE PLAN are being applauded for their hit new anti-drink driving video by the organisation they set out to impress with the...

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Spears And Federline Sit Down For First Joint Tv Interview

17th May 2005 21:38

BRITNEY SPEARS and her husband KEVIN FEDERLINE sat down for their first ever joint TV interview this morning (17MAY05), during an appearance on...

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Jay-z's Countersuit Against R Kelly Dismissed

17th May 2005 21:38

Retired rapper JAY-Z's efforts to countersue his former pal R KELLY have been thrown out of court. A Manhattan Supreme Court judge dismissed...

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Timberlake's Publicist Hits Back At Bar Mitzvah Story Nonsense

17th May 2005 21:38

LATEST: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE's publicists are fuming about reports the pop superstar is planning to lip-sync his way through a bar mitzvah performance...

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