Music, Movie and Entertainment News 17th August 2007

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Max Roach Dies

17th August 2007 2:04

Jazz musician MAX ROACH has died in a New York City hospital following a long illness. He was 83. The drummer, who is credited as one of the jazz...

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Widower Angry At 'Partying' Brandy

17th August 2007 2:04

The grief-stricken widower of the woman who was killed in a multi-car pile-up involving BRANDY has blasted the R+B singer for partying while he's...

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Lohan: 'Headlines Make Me Feel Like An Idiot'

17th August 2007 2:04

Troubled actress LINDSAY LOHAN feels like an "asshole" because her exploits grab all the headlines while issues like global warming are sidelined. ...

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Mcentire: 'I Was A Man In A Previous Life'

17th August 2007 2:04

Country star REBA MCENTIRE believes she was a man in a previous life. The 52-year-old singer is convinced she's walked the earth before. She says,...

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Singer Albert Welcomes Daughter

17th August 2007 2:04

HEARTLAND frontman JASON ALBERT is celebrating after his wife KELLY gave birth to a daughter on Tuesday (14Aug07). The country singer has named his...

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Composer Khrennikov Dies

17th August 2007 2:04

Russian composer and musician TIKHON KHRENNIKOV has died at the age of 95. Khrennikov passed away at his home in Moscow and will be buried in his...

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Jay-z Tops Hip-hop Earners List

17th August 2007 2:04

Music mogul JAY-Z has topped a list naming the highest earning hip-hop star. The Def Jam boss earned $34 million (GBP17 million) in 2006, beating...

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Fascinating Fact 3773

17th August 2007 2:04

Studio bosses have unwittingly placed a giant 50-foot (15.2 metre)-tall poster for MATT DAMON's latest movie THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM on the side of the...

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The Rock Stops Samberg Urinating Out Hotel Window

17th August 2007 2:04

Comedian ANDY SAMBERG was reprimanded by wrestler-turned-actor THE ROCK at an MTV Movie Awards after-party in June (07) - when he tried to urinate...

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Howard Abstains From Sex

17th August 2007 2:04

Actor TERRENCE HOWARD has vowed to abstain from sex until he marries again. The Hustle + Flow star is separated from his wife Lori MCCommas, who he...

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Van Patten To Make Tv Return

17th August 2007 2:04

American actor DICK VAN PATTEN will make his TV return on a reality show in September (07), 19 months after he suffered a stroke. The 78-year-old...

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Christie Set For Aspen Honour

17th August 2007 2:04

Veteran actress JULIE CHRISTIE will be honoured with the Independent by Nature Award at the forthcoming Aspen Filmfest in Colorado. The Doctor...

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The Things They Say 5395

17th August 2007 2:04

"There's not an awful lot that embarrasses me. I'm the kind of actress who absolutely believes in exposing herself." KATE WINSLET is a free spirit.

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Bynes' Fashion Dreams Started At Eight

17th August 2007 2:04

HAIRSPRAY star AMANDA BYNES insists her fashion line isn't a new career - she's been designing dresses since the tender age of eight. The...

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Winehouse's Husband Defends Himself

17th August 2007 7:10

AMY WINEHOUSE's husband BLAKE FIELDER-CIVIL has angrily defended himself against claims he is responsible for the singer's recent problems. The...

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Allen 'Dropped From Mtv Awards'

17th August 2007 7:10

British pop star LILY ALLEN has reportedly been dropped from the MTV Music Video Awards following her recent U.S. visa problems. The Smile singer,...

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Spears In Tears After Lawyer Meeting

17th August 2007 7:10

Troubled pop star BRITNEY SPEARS fled her lawyer's office in tears on Wednesday (15Aug07) after a meeting to discuss her custody battle with...

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Fascinating Fact 3774

17th August 2007 7:10

Superstar MADONNA celebrated her 49th birthday with a traveller-themed party at her country home in Wiltshire, England on Thursday (16Aug07).

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Madness Star's Car Ends Up In Pool

17th August 2007 7:10

MADNESS frontman SUGGS is devastated because his beloved Rolls-Royce car was dumped in a swimming pool after losing a bet. The 46-year-old, real...

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Kanye: 'My Album Isn't Finished'

17th August 2007 7:10

Perfectionist KANYE WEST's forthcoming album GRADUATION still isn't finished, despite hitting stores in just over three weeks. West's third disc is...

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Cowell To Quit Idol After Three More Seasons

17th August 2007 7:10

Music mogul SIMON COWELL will quit TV talent show AMERICAN IDOL after three more seasons. The British pop svengali has found stars Kelly Clarkson,...

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Fascinating Fact 3776

17th August 2007 7:10

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN is reuniting with THE E STREET BAND on upcoming album MAGIC, his first recording with his longterm backing group since 2002.

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Fascinating Fact 3775

17th August 2007 7:10

American rocker BEN KWELLER is playing three Los Angeles gigs in September (07) at which he'll play one of his three albums in its entirety each...

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Chesney To Train With American Football Stars

17th August 2007 7:10

Country star KENNY CHESNEY is shaping up to work out with American football team the New Orleans Saints on Friday (17Aug07). The Rocky Mountain Way...

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Maclaine Tunes Out Of Conversations

17th August 2007 7:10

Hollywood veteran SHIRLEY MACLAINE often starts meditating mid-conversation when she gets bored of her companion. The 73-year-old actress admits she...

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Princess Beatrice Passes Exams

17th August 2007 7:10

British royal PRINCESS BEATRICE is celebrating after passing her GCE Advanced Level exams. The 19-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah...

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Prince Harry's Girlfriend In Hospital

17th August 2007 7:10

British royal PRINCE HARRY's girlfriend CHELSY DAVY was rushed to a Cape Town, South Africa hospital for an emergency appendix operation on Thursday...

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Beckhams' Estate Agent Accused Of Fraud

17th August 2007 7:10

The estate agents who sold VICTORIA and DAVID BECKHAM their Beverly Hills, California home, have been charged with fraud. Kyle Grasso and Joseph...

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Lethal Weapon Writer: 'Hate Monger Gibson Will Never Star In A Big Movie Again'

17th August 2007 7:10

MEL GIBSON will never be allowed to work on a big budget movie again because of his "hateful statements" against Jews last year (06) - according to...

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The Things They Say 5396

17th August 2007 7:10

"ANGELINA JOLIE is far too young - you'd need to cast someone who you believe could have three adult children. DEMI MOORE would be good." Actress...

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Stiles Wants Mcavoy

17th August 2007 7:10

Hollywood star JULIA STILES is desperate to work with LAST KING OF SCOTLAND star JAMES MCAVOY. The Bourne Ultimatum actress, 26, is a huge fan of...

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Baby Girl For Myleene

17th August 2007 7:45

Reality television star Myleene Klass has given birth to a healthy baby girl.The baby, which came three weeks early, weighs 2.5kgs and both mother...

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Jay-z Ranked As 'Richest Hip-hop Star'

17th August 2007 11:09

Rap star and all-round business mogul Jay-Z - aka Shaun Carter - has been named as the richest star in hip-hop by Forbes.The media group's latest...

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V Festival Shuffles Line-up

17th August 2007 11:25

V Festival organisers are busy trying to shuffle the line-up for this year's event after high-profile pulls-outs from Amy Winehouse, Bright Eyes and...

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Britney In Magic Night With Angel?

17th August 2007 11:25

Chaotic pop star BRITNEY SPEARS has found time for a steamy liaison with magician CRISS ANGEL, according to reports.The TOXIC singer broke down in...

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Ja Rule Lawsuit Dropped

17th August 2007 12:17

LATEST: JA RULE has had a lawsuit filed by a New Jersey contractor dropped - because the complainant fears for his safety. The rapper - real name...

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Foxy Brown: 'I'm The Victim In Assault Case'

17th August 2007 12:17

LATEST: FOXY BROWN has hit back at the victim of her alleged assault, insisting her neighbour is simply "looking for a payday". The rapper - real...

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Jackson Hits Out At Journalist's 'Lies'

17th August 2007 12:17

MICHAEL JACKSON has hit out at U.S. journalist ROGER FRIEDMAN for writing "lies" about the pop superstar in his internet column. On Tuesday...

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M.i.a: 'Problems Made My Album Better'

17th August 2007 12:17

British rapper M.I.A. is thrilled with her second album - despite visa problems severely disrupting the recording progress. The star is the daughter...

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Stone's Feud With Davis Over Album Title

17th August 2007 12:17

Soul star ANGIE STONE was infuriated with music mogul CLIVE DAVIS when he asked her to change the name of her album, because it sounded too similar...

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Seether Cancels Concerts

17th August 2007 12:17

South African rockers SEETHER have been forced to cancel two of their U.S. concerts after the death of frontman SHAUN MORGAN's brother. The Broken...

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Kenya Mission Ended Simpson/lachey Marriage

17th August 2007 12:17

JESSICA SIMPSON dumped husband NICK LACHEY after a soul-searching trip to Kenya, Africa. The pop star/actress - who split from Lachey in December...

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Method Man Accepts Plea Deal

17th August 2007 12:17

WU-TANG CLAN rapper METHOD MAN has accepted a plea deal to carry out community service in relation to his May (07) arrest for driving under the...

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Damon Loves Team America Spoof

17th August 2007 12:17

MATT DAMON loved being mocked in spoof movie TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE, even though it has haunted him for three years. Damon is singled out in the...

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Hilton: 'Press Forced Me From My Dream Home'

17th August 2007 12:17

PARIS HILTON is bitter fans and paparazzi photographers have forced her from her 'dream home' The socialite has sold up and is relocating to a more...

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Shetty Sues False Agent

17th August 2007 12:17

Bollywood actress SHILPA SHETTY is suing a woman who falsely claimed to be her agent and secured deals on her behalf, without her permission. U.K....

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Mcqueen's Ferrari Sells For $2.3 Million

17th August 2007 12:17

Hollywood legend STEVE MCQUEEN's Ferrari 350 GT sports car has sold at auction for a staggering $2.3 million (GBP1.2 million). An anonymous bidder...

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Montag Angry About Radio Spoof

17th August 2007 12:17

Reality TV star HEIDI MONTAG is seething after RYAN SEACREST played a spoof version of her debut single on his Los Angeles radio show. KIIS-FM DJ...

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Hilton's Fashion Launch Causes La Chaos

17th August 2007 12:17

PARIS HILTON caused chaos in Los Angeles on Thursday (16Aug07) when she launched her new clothing line at a fashionable boutique. Police had to be...

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Winfrey Under Fire For Assistant's Overtime Riches

17th August 2007 12:17

OPRAH WINFREY has stunned her co-workers by paying one diligent staff member a $65,000 (GBP32,500) overtime bonus. The generous TV titan paid Harpo...

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Berry 'Not Pregnant'

17th August 2007 12:17

LATEST: HALLE BERRY has denied reports she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Gabriel Aubury. A U.S. tabloid claimed on Thursday (16Aug07)...

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The Things They Say 5397

17th August 2007 12:17

"The girls get to do more interesting things than walk out of the sea in a bikini." THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM star JULIA STILES compares to the Bourne spy...

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Selma Blair: 'I'm Ugly'

17th August 2007 12:17

Actress SELMA BLAIR hates her appearance and can't understand why anyone finds her attractive. Unlike her Hollywood contemporaries, the 35-year-old...

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Bb Chanelle 'Snubbed By Posh'

17th August 2007 13:24

Big Brother contestant Chanelle failed in her bid to meet her idol Victoria Beckham during her trip to LA.The Posh look-a-like went to an LA Galaxy...

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Cowell 'Prefers Dannii To Kylie'

17th August 2007 15:17

X Factor boss Simon Cowell has revealed that he prefers co-star Dannii Minogue to her superstar pop sister.Ahead of the beginning of the latest X...

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Allen Cancels U.s. Tours

17th August 2007 16:21

LILY ALLEN's battle to renew her U.S. visa has forced her to cancel a series of concerts next month (Sep07). The singer was allowed to enter the...

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Cowell: 'Dannii Is Sexier Than Kylie'

17th August 2007 16:21

DANNII MINOGUE is sexier than her sister KYLIE, according to music mogul SIMON COWELL. Cowell and Minogue join Sharon Osbourne and Irish music mogul...

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Kaiser Chiefs Are No Angry Mob

17th August 2007 16:21

British rockers KAISER CHIEFS are frauds - their latest single claims they're an ANGRY MOB, but in reality they're too polite. Frontman Ricky Wilson...

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Lil' Flip Cleared

17th August 2007 16:21

Rapper LIL' FLIP has been cleared of claims he bought a flight ticket using another man's credit card by a court in Houston, Texas. The star - real...

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Uncle Kracker Arrested For 'Forcible Sex'

17th August 2007 16:21

DJ UNCLE KRACKER has been arrested and charged with second-degree forcible sex in North Carolina. Kracker - real name Matthew Shafer - was arrested...

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Manics Legend Lays Into Snow Patrol

17th August 2007 18:27

Manic Street Preachers guitarist Nicky Wire has laid into fellow V Festival headliners Snow Patrol, calling them "utterly deplorable".The Manics will...

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Spector Judge Rules Jury Can Consider Defence Misconduct

17th August 2007 19:24

LATEST: The judge at the PHIL SPECTOR murder trial has ruled the jury can ponder the implications of defence misconduct when they decide the music...

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Pussycat Doll Splits With Boyfriend

17th August 2007 19:24

PUSSYCAT DOLLS star NICOLE SCHERZINGER has ditched her toyboy lover, TALAN TORRIERO, because she hasn't got time for romance. The sexy Don't Cha...

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Lily Allen Escapes Nightclub In A Giant Bag

17th August 2007 19:24

British pop star LILY ALLEN has found an ingenious new way to avoid the paparazzi - getting her friends to carry her out of a nightclub in a huge...

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Dash Sells Up In L.a.

17th August 2007 19:24

Music mogul DAMON DASH has cashed in on his Los Angeles villa for a bank account boosting $3.6 million (GBP1.8 million). The hip hop entrepreneur...

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Idol Winner Sparks Jumps To Jive

17th August 2007 19:24

AMERICAN IDOL winner JORDIN SPARKS has signed to BRITNEY SPEARS' record label Jive. The teenager - the TV talent show's youngest winner ever - has...

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Deaths At Ozzfest

17th August 2007 19:24

OZZY OSBOURNE's Ozzfest tour has been hit with tragedy after two fans were killed during Thursday night's (16Aug07) show in New Jersey. According to...

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Hulk Hogan Home Burgled

17th August 2007 19:24

Wrestler-turned-reality TV star HULK HOGAN's Miami Beach, Florida home has been burgled. Thieves reportedly stole $100,000 (GBP50,000) worth of...

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Lohan's Parents Finally Divorce

17th August 2007 19:24

LINDSAY LOHAN's parents DINA and MICHAEL have finally divorced, almost two years after they split. The pair went their separate ways in December...

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Seagal Seeks Fbi Apology For Derailing His Career

17th August 2007 19:24

Actor STEVEN SEAGAL is seeking an apology from the Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI), for allegedly harming his career by implicating he hired a...

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Fascinating Fact 3777

17th August 2007 19:24

HAPPY MONDAYS have stepped into replace AMY WINEHOUSE at this weekend's (17-19Aug07) V Festival shows in Chelmsford and Stafford, England. Rehab...

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Black Wire Split

17th August 2007 19:24

Rock band BLACK WIRE have split. The British rockers, who formed in 2003, have been without a record label since splitting with company 48 Crashes...

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Cruise Studio Ua Lands Cash Windfall

17th August 2007 19:24

TOM CRUISE's film fortunes have just been given a big boost - bosses financial firm Merrill Lynch have handed over $500 million (GBP250 million) to...

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Khan's Bike Crash

17th August 2007 19:24

Controversial Bollywood star SALMAN KHAN used his star power to avoid a legal hassle in a recent bicycle accident. The actor rode his bicycle into a...

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Denzel's Son Plays Football In Germany

17th August 2007 19:24

DENZEL WASHINGTON's son J.D. has spent the summer (07) perfecting his footballing skills with NFL Europa team the Hamburg Sea Devils. The...

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Hawke Confesses Thurman's Success And His Failure Wrecked Marriage

17th August 2007 19:24

ETHAN HAWKE's marriage to UMA THURMAN floundered when her career took off and his began to fail, the actor has confessed. The pair ended their six...

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Universal Creating Nbc Studio On Its Lot

17th August 2007 19:52

In what some Hollywood observers regard as part of a plan to meld GE's Universal and NBC businesses, Universal's historic Stage 1, which had been...

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Dance Finale Does The Hustle

17th August 2007 19:52

The season finale of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance danced away with ratings honors Wednesday as the two-hour show averaged a 6.4 rating and an 11...

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Tv Reviews: High School Musical 2

17th August 2007 19:52

The Disney Channel is set to expand what is inarguably its most lucrative franchise ever with the airing of High School Musical 2 tonight (Friday) --...

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Movie Reviews: The Invasion

17th August 2007 19:52

While The Invasion may sound like the title of a war movie, it's actually the fourth incarnation of the 1956 sci-fi/horror B-movie Invasion of the...

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Movie Reviews: Superbad

17th August 2007 19:52

Any movie titled Superbad would appear to be inviting negative reviews from critics. But, for the most part, critics are declining the invitation....

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Sony To Recycle Old Tv Sets

17th August 2007 19:52

Sony has announced plans to launch a massive recycling program throughout the United States in which consumers will be able to drop off old Sony TV...

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Pirated Simpsons Movie Captured On Cellphone

17th August 2007 19:52

It's hard to believe that it was acceptably watchable, but a video of The Simpsons Movie, captured on a cellphone by a 21-year-old in Australia,...

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Blockbuster Indicates It Bought Movielink At Fire-sale Price

17th August 2007 19:52

While some reports said last week that Blockbuster had acquired Movielink for "less than $50 million" and other reports suggested that the price was...

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Condemned Film Attracts Throngs In Pakistan

17th August 2007 19:52

Despite being condemned by radical clerics, who issued a fatwa against it, the film Khuda Kay Liye (In the Name of God) has become an unqualified hit...

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Movie Reviews: Death At A Funeral

17th August 2007 19:52

It's not often these days that comedies are described as farce. But the term is used by most of the critics writing about Frank Oz's Death at a...

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