Music, Movie and Entertainment News 17th December 2004

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Furnish Defends John's Michael Comments

17th December 2004 3:47

LATEST: Film-maker DAVID FURNISH has leapt to the defence of his boyfriend SIR ELTON JOHN after GEORGE MICHAEL's public letter to the flamboyant...

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Jackson To Throw Children's Party At Neverland

17th December 2004 3:47

MICHAEL JACKSON is opening the gates of his Neverland Ranch - the place where he is accused of molesting a young boy - to dozens of children for a...

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Chunk Of Elvis Presley's Estate Sold

17th December 2004 3:47

Singer LISA MARIE PRESLEY has sold of the bulk of her father ELVIS' estate in a deal worth $100 million (GBP52.6 million). Impresario ROBERT FX...

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Jeff Bridges' House Of Clay Heads

17th December 2004 3:47

SEABISCUIT star JEFF BRIDGES has used his creative talents to adorn his home with a range of unusual decorations - clay heads. The Hollywood...

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Trump Prepares For Fatherhood

17th December 2004 3:47

American property tycoon DONALD TRUMP has announced plans to become a father again - at the age of 58. The billionaire is set to walk his...

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Beckinsale Envies Knightley's Glam Beginnings

17th December 2004 3:47

Hollywood beauty KATE BECKINSALE envies fellow English actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY, because the teenage actress looks more glamorous than she did as a...

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Kidman 'Excited' About Working With Crowe

17th December 2004 3:47

OSCAR-winner NICOLE KIDMAN is "very excited" about fulfilling her long-held career dream to work with old pal RUSSELL CROWE. The two Australians...

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Liv Tyler Names Son Milo

17th December 2004 3:47

LATEST: LORD OF THE RINGS beauty LIV TYLER has announced the name of her newborn baby boy - MILO WILLIAM LANGDON. Tyler and her husband, ROYSTON...

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Carrey Wants To Record A Christmas Album

17th December 2004 3:47

Comedian JIM CARREY is such a huge fan of Christmas songs, he's considering releasing a whole album of carols. The LIAR LIAR star is tempted by...

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Schiffer's Mystery Brain Scan

17th December 2004 3:47

Supermodel CLAUDIA SCHIFFER is facing a possible health scare after undergoing a brain scan in a London hospital. Only five weeks after...

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Pitt Supports Grieving Aniston

17th December 2004 3:47

Hollywood heart-throb BRAD PITT has reportedly cancelled his OCEAN'S TWELVE promotional activities in Britain to support his wife JENNIFER ANISTON...

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Oakenfold Moves To Los Angeles

17th December 2004 3:47

British DJ PAUL OAKENFOLD has relocated to Los Angeles to focus more on scoring movies. The 41-year-old DJ has provided music in the past for...

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Beckham Records Health Spot In China

17th December 2004 3:47

Former SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM is urging the Chinese public to show more love and care for children suffering from leukaemia in a new public...

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Minogue Reunites With Bros Ex

17th December 2004 3:47

Dance star DANNII MINOGUE has reportedly rekindled her relationship with former boyfriend CRAIG LOGAN. The brunette singer, 33, has only been...

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Paltrow To Tour With Coldplay

17th December 2004 3:47

Hollywood star GWYNETH PALTROW and her baby daughter APPLE will join COLDPLAY on their British tour next year (05). Paltrow and her singer...

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Xzibit: 'Usher Can't Take A Joke'

17th December 2004 3:47

Hip-hop star XZIBIT has blasted USHER for having a bad sense of humour after he took exception to a joke Xzibit made at his expense at the MTV...

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Hoobastank's Tour Dates Postponed

17th December 2004 9:17

The members of HOOBASTANK have postponed their final shows of the year (04), while singer DOUG ROBB recovers from bronchial pneumonia. Robb was...

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Black Sabbath Discs Stolen

17th December 2004 9:17

Golden and silver discs won by OZZY OSBOURNE's band BLACK SABBATH are missing, after being stolen from the home of British record producer PATRICK...

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D+g Starstruck By Madonna

17th December 2004 9:17

Superstar MADONNA left Italian fashion designers DOLCE E GABBANA speechless when she ask them to fit her for a premiere. The style gurus claim...

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Britney Most-searched-for Person Of 2004

17th December 2004 9:17

BRITNEY SPEARS' busy year of headline-grabbing antics have helped her earn the title as the most-searched-for person on the internet for the third...

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Fatboy Sponsors Basketball Team

17th December 2004 9:17

Dance supremo FATBOY SLIM has signed a one-year deal to sponsor his local English basketball team. The GANGSTER TRIPPIN' hitmaker, whose real...

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Michael Turns Down D+g

17th December 2004 9:17

Pop superstar GEORGE MICHAEL turned down the chance to by styled by Italian fashion gurus DOLCE E GABBANA. Designers STEFANO GABBANA and...

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Elton Stars In Cult Comedy

17th December 2004 9:17

Music legend SIR ELTON JOHN is set to appear in a special episode of cult British comedy LITTLE BRITAIN. The I'M STILL STANDING singer plays...

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Dame Edna's Settled Nerves

17th December 2004 9:17

Former ALLY McBEAL star BARRY HUMPHRIES was confident his Broadway show as alter-ego DAME EDNA EVERAGE would be a success before the show even...

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Lohan Warns Men With Bikes To Stay Away

17th December 2004 9:17

Actress and singer LINDSAY LOHAN has a warning for any man hoping to date her - he must have his own car. The FREAKY FRIDAY star, ex-girlfriend...

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Jamie Lee Curtis To Ditch Her Credit Cards

17th December 2004 9:17

FREAKY FRIDAY star JAMIE LEE CURTIS has vowed to ditch all of her credit cards as part of a New Year' resolution. The Hollywood actress is...

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Bush's Daughter To Teach Low-income Children

17th December 2004 9:17

American President GEORGE W BUSH's daughter JENNA has announced plans to become a school teacher for low-income children in the District of...

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Norton: 'No Gay Marriage For Me'

17th December 2004 9:17

Irish TV host GRAHAM NORTON has ruled out any chances of having a gay marriage ceremony, insisting the best part about being a homosexual is not...

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Knightley Enrols Body Double

17th December 2004 9:17

Shy teen actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY has enlisted a body double for her character's nude scenes in forthcoming film DOMINO. The PIRATES OF THE...

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Attenborough Horrified By Diana Tapes

17th December 2004 9:17

Film legend LORD RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH has lashed out at American TV network NBC for making the "absolutely disgusting" decision to broadcast tapes...

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Geldof Delighted As Band Aid Profits Double

17th December 2004 14:09

SIR BOB GELDOF is overjoyed after a generous business tycoon pledged to match pound for pound the proceeds from the BAND AID 20 single and DVD. ...

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Halliwell 'To Be The Next Dido'

17th December 2004 14:09

Ex-SPICE GIRL GERI HALLIWELL will reportedly scrap her pop image and remodel herself on 'serious' singer songwriter DIDO. The RIDE IT star has...

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Duff Slams Scantily Clad Pop Peers

17th December 2004 14:09

Teen sensation HILARY DUFF has slammed her pop peers for wearing inappropriately raunchy clothes. The SO YESTERDAY singer and actress, 17, is...

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Cool J Fights Off Persistent Female Admirer

17th December 2004 14:09

Hip hop rapper LL COOL J was the centre of unwanted attention during the filming of a recent TV commercial, after an over-zealous production...

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Furnish And John Plan 'Quiet' Wedding

17th December 2004 14:09

LATEST: SIR ELTON JOHN's boyfriend DAVID FURNISH has rubbished reports they are to marry at DAVID and VICTORIA BECKHAM's English mansion - he wants...

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Carrey Dreads Family Christmas Presents

17th December 2004 14:09

JIM CARREY dreads receiving Christmas presents from his family - as he never likes what he gets. The LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE...

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Olympics Delay 2006 Oscars

17th December 2004 14:09

The ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES has been forced to reschedule the 2006 OSCAR awards to avoid clashing with the WINTER OLYMPICS. ...

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Carrey Crowd-surfs At Movie Premiere

17th December 2004 14:09

Movie funnyman JIM CARREY thrilled fans at the London premiere of his latest film LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS yesterday...

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Fellowes Snubs Big-screen For Snobs

17th December 2004 14:09

OSCAR-winning screenwriter JULIAN FELLOWES is snubbing the big screen for his next movie SNOBS, which will be broadcast on British TV next year...

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Costner's Home-made Christmas Presents

17th December 2004 14:09

Hollywood hunk KEVIN COSTNER is saving money this Christmas (04) by giving friends and family his own music compilations as gifts. The DANCES...

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Brando To Return As Godfather

17th December 2004 14:09

Late film icon MARLON BRANDO will return from the dead to reprise his legendary role from THE GODFATHER - in a new computer game based on the film...

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Beckinsale Reconsiders Movie Career

17th December 2004 14:09

Movie beauty KATE BECKINSALE is reconsidering her movie career because she's reached the age her actor father was when he died and her daughter...

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Ford Signs Up For Controversial Iraq Movie

17th December 2004 14:09

Film legend HARRISON FORD has agreed to star in Hollywood's first movie about November's (04) second Iraq conflict, THE BATTLE OF FALLUJA. US...

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Buffy Stars Battle Over Wonder Woman Role

17th December 2004 14:09

Ex-BUFFY stars SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR and CHARISMA CARPENTER are allegedly competing for the lead role in forthcoming superhero movie WONDER...

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Duff Doesn't Identify With Other Teenagers

17th December 2004 14:09

Singer and actress HILARY DUFF no longer identifies with other 17-year-olds because her demanding career has forced her to grow up quickly. The...

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Shar Jackson To Release Debut Album

17th December 2004 14:09

Former MOESHA star SHAR JACKSON is following in BRITNEY SPEARS' footsteps, by releasing a debut album with her girl band MPULZ next year (05). ...

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Nelly: 'I Do Pop Music'

17th December 2004 14:09

R+B star NELLY is sick of receiving criticism for being "commercial" - he insists popularity is nothing to be ashamed of. The HOT IN HERRE...

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Lopez Joins Anti-bullying Campaign

17th December 2004 17:34

Superstar JENNIFER LOPEZ has joined a campaign against bullying - and urges victims to "tell someone". The Latina beauty, 35, has been...

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Nelly: 'I Can't Sing'

17th December 2004 17:34

Hip-hop star NELLY is amazed he's forged a successful music career - because he can't sing. The HOT IN HERRE rapper would never describe himself...

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B-52'S Love Shack Is Burnt Down

17th December 2004 17:34

THE B-52's singer KATE PIERSON's former home and inspiration for the band's 1989 hit LOVE SHACK has burnt down. Fire officials in Athens-Clarke...

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Nas Threatens 50 Cent Over Lopez Track

17th December 2004 17:34

Rapper NAS is so furious 50 CENT attacked his duet with Latina beauty JENNIFER LOPEZ, he's threatened to destroy the hip-hop star's career. The...

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Simmons Attacked Over Drug Law

17th December 2004 17:34

DEF JAM founder RUSSELL SIMMONS has been branded a "nightmare" who "destroyed" attempts to get the Rockefeller Drug Law penalties repealed, by the...

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Mother Of Damageplan Gig Killer Makes Shock Confession

17th December 2004 17:34

The mother of ex-PANTERA guitarist 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT's murderer has confessed she bought her paranoid schizophrenic son NATHAN GALE the gun...

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Jameson Left Shocked By 'Lewd' Snipes

17th December 2004 17:34

Adult film actress JENNA JAMESON considers WESLEY SNIPES the filthiest celebrity she has met - because he allegedly asked her a personal question...

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Carrey: 'My Latest Movie Is Too Scary For Young Kids'

17th December 2004 17:34

JIM CARREY has proclaimed his new movie to be too frightening for young kids - even though children's literature is littered with gloomy tales. ...

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Raimi Overcame Horror Film Fear To Break Into Hollywood

17th December 2004 17:34

SPIDER-MAN film-maker SAM RAIMI forced himself to overcome his fear of horror movies so he could carve out a successful Hollywood career. The...

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Producer Cleitman Dies

17th December 2004 17:34

French producer RENE CLEITMAN has died from an unknown illness in a Paris hospital. He was 64. The CYRANO DE BERGERAC film-maker made more than...

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Bacon: 'I Need The World To Love Me'

17th December 2004 17:34

Actor KEVIN BACON became an actor because he craved love and admiration from "the entire world". The MYSTIC RIVER star complains he wasn't...

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Crudup Begs Parker For Visitation Rights

17th December 2004 17:34

Actor BILLY CRUDUP has allegedly begged MARY-LOUISE PARKER to let him visit their 11-month-old son, because he wants his child to see his dying...

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Chase Makes Controversial Political Rant

17th December 2004 17:34

Funnyman CHEVY CHASE has been accused of "abusing his position" as master of ceremonies at Tuesday's (14DEC04) PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY'S...

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Peel's Wife Thanks Fans For Support

17th December 2004 17:34

JOHN PEEL's wife has thanked fans for their "heart-warming response" to the legendary British DJ's death from a heart attack in October (04) while...

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Parton Enjoys Sex More At 58

17th December 2004 17:34

DOLLY PARTON is enjoying sex more at the age of 58, but still likes to be adventurous in the bedroom. The JOLENE singer has always possessed a...

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Bono Views Powerful Singing A 'Gift' From Late Father

17th December 2004 17:34

U2 frontman BONO believes his ever-strengthening voice is a "gift" from his late father. The VERTIGO singer has amazed other musicians with the...

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Adams Unwashed Socks Fetch $1,046

17th December 2004 17:34

Singer BRYAN ADAMS' unwashed socks have been sold for a staggering $1,046 (GBP551). The (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU rocker wore the black...

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Don Johnson Emerges From Debt

17th December 2004 19:59

Former MIAMI VICE star DON JOHNSON has emerged from his financial rut, after paying off all the creditors listed on bankruptcy petitions involving...

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Parton Felt No Need To Partake In Drugs Scene

17th December 2004 19:59

Veteran singer DOLLY PARTON has shied away from drugs throughout her career because she was never prepared to risk scrambling her brain. While...

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Raitt Pondering New Political Strategy

17th December 2004 19:59

Country singer BONNIE RAITT is wondering how to take her political campaigning forward after being left disillusioned by US President GEORGE W...

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Muse Want To Avoid Becoming A Rock Cliche

17th December 2004 19:59

British group MUSE are keen to avoid turning into a cliched rock band, despite playing big arenas when on tour. Frontman MATT BELLAMY is...

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Abdul Spreads Good Vibes On American Idol Set

17th December 2004 19:59

Former pop star PAULA ABDUL is confident the next season of AMERICAN IDOL will be an even greater success - because she's had the hit show's set...

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Mccartney Wears False Nails To Play Guitar

17th December 2004 19:59

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY wears women's false fingernails to enhance his guitar-playing. The former BEATLE started wearing acrylic aesthetic...

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Robbie Desperate For Christmas Girlfriend

17th December 2004 19:59

Pop hunk ROBBIE WILLIAMS is frantically searching for a girlfriend to keep him company over Christmas (04). The ROCK DJ singer - who famously...

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Lil' Kim Launches Fashion Line

17th December 2004 19:59

Raunchy rap beauty LIL' KIM is branching out into the fashion world with her own clothing line. The hip-hop star, who is better known for...

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Minogue Entered 'Dark Times' After 1997 Deaths

17th December 2004 19:59

The 1997 deaths of British royal DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES and INXS singer MICHAEL HUTCHENCE plunged KYLIE MINOGUE into the darkest time of her...

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Snoop And Paris Spark Outrage

17th December 2004 19:59

SNOOP DOGG and PARIS HILTON have sparked outrage among anti-drug campaigners after endorsing new marijuana-flavoured sweets. CHRONIC CANDY is...

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Dmx In Trouble Again

17th December 2004 19:59

Hip-hop star DMX has been arrested for allegedly speeding on a highway in upstate New York - just a week after pleading guilty to driving through...

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Trump Slimming Down

17th December 2004 19:59

Property tycoon DONALD TRUMP is busy making healthy preparations for his upcoming wedding to MELANIA KNAUSS - by slimming down. The billionaire...

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Astin's Poker Humiliation

17th December 2004 19:59

THE LORD OF THE RINGS star SEAN ASTIN fears he will never live down his humiliating performance on TV gambling show CELEBRITY POKER. The actor,...

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Oprah Sells Off Beloved Retreat

17th December 2004 19:59

Talk show host OPRAH WINFREY has sold off her beloved Indiana property, which has served as one of her favourite weekend retreats for the past 16...

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Desperate Housewives To Pose For Playboy?

17th December 2004 19:59

Bosses at PLAYBOY are reportedly eyeing a fresh set of women to strip for the magazine - the cast of new hit US TV show DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. ...

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Reilly Enjoys Singing In Blues Band

17th December 2004 19:59

GANGS OF NEW YORK star JOHN C REILLY finds a release for his creative energy when away from film sets - by gigging around Los Angeles with his...

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Beckinsale Envies Gardner

17th December 2004 19:59

KATE BECKINSALE envies movie legend AVA GARDNER, who she plays in new film THE AVIATOR - because the screen siren escaped the media scrutiny of...

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Blanchett Upset Over Australian Election Result

17th December 2004 19:59

CATE BLANCHETT loves living in her homeland of Australia - despite her frustration that Prime Minister JOHN HOWARD was recently re-elected. ...

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Lane Lets Down Prince Charles

17th December 2004 19:59

Actor NATHAN LANE left a theatre crowd - which included British royal PRINCE CHARLES - deeply disappointed last night (16DEC04), when he pulled out...

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