Music, Movie and Entertainment News 18th May 2006

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Chili Peppers Top Us Chart For The First Time

18th May 2006 2:48

Rockers the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS claimed the top spot on the US Billboard charts for the first time on Wednesday (17MAY06). The band's two-disc...

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Yusuf Islam Explains Musical Comeback

18th May 2006 2:48

YUSUF ISLAM, the artist formerly known as CAT STEVENS, insists the increasingly volatile political climate has inspired his comeback. The star...

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George Sentenced To Hiv Help

18th May 2006 2:48

British pop star BOY GEORGE is to work in a hospice for HIV victims after a US court slapped him with a community service order for wasting police...

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Spears' Ice Cream Treat For Baby Slammed

18th May 2006 2:48

BRITNEY SPEARS has been criticised by a leading dietitian for feeding her baby son ice-cream. The pregnant pop star recently revealed she uses the...

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Simpson Blasts Sacking Reports

18th May 2006 2:48

LATEST: JESSICA SIMPSON has hit back at reports she sacked her best friend and assistant CACEE COBB because she was too close to estranged husband...

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Mccartney Slams Gold-digging Wife Rumours

18th May 2006 2:48

Former BEATLE SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has blasted theories his estranged wife HEATHER MILLS MCCARTNEY only married him for his multi-million dollar...

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The Things They Say 2045

18th May 2006 2:48

"I don't like sci-fi - I don't want to do anything with sci-fi. STAR WARS? STAR TREK? I'd rather eat turpentine and p**s on a brush fire." MATCH...

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Lohan's Mum To Write Show-biz Book

18th May 2006 2:48

LINDSAY LOHAN's manager/mother is writing a book for parents who want to help their kids break into show business. DINA LOHAN wants to help other...

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Gervais 'Bombed' By Students

18th May 2006 2:48

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS terrified a group of London students when he pursued them after being blasted by a water bomb. THE OFFICE star was...

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Richards To Join Sambora On Bon Jovi Tour

18th May 2006 2:48

LATEST: Actress DENISE RICHARDS has slammed reports she has split with new boyfriend RICHIE SAMBORA, and is flying out to meet him on Friday...

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Pitt Family Deny Jolie Rift

18th May 2006 2:48

BRAD PITT's brother has furiously dismissed reports his family is engaged in a jealous row with the actor's pregnant girlfriend ANGELINA JOLIE. ...

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Director Dismisses Da Vinci Code Damnation

18th May 2006 2:48

THE DA VINCI CODE director RON HOWARD used his film's star-studded world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last night (17MAY06) to launch a...

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Baldwin Charged In Drug Case

18th May 2006 2:48

LATEST: Actor DANIEL BALDWIN has been charged with two drug counts in California. The actor, who is the brother of ALEC BALDWIN, was arrested last...

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Aguilera Speaks Out On Album Delay

18th May 2006 2:48

CHRISTINA AGUILERA blames her perfectionist personality for delaying the release of her much anticipated new record. The singer hasn't released an...

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Fascinating Fact 1512

18th May 2006 2:48

A TV series based on BILLY JOEL's life is coming to US network Showtime. The drama, titled BIG SHOT, will be co-produced by WILL + GRACE star SEAN...

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The Things They Say 2046

18th May 2006 9:23

"We had to talk her out of throwing water balloons at them once, just because everybody's looking for a lawsuit. On the other hand, there were times...

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Hanks Proved Father Wrong

18th May 2006 9:23

Double Oscar-winner TOM HANKS was determined to prove his restaurant manager father he was no idiot, by becoming a successful actor. The DA VINCI...

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Gore Premieres Environmental Documentary

18th May 2006 9:23

Former US Vice President AL GORE has premiered his environmental documentary AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH to influential audiences in Los Angeles and...

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Da Vinci Code Inspiration Wanted Gibson

18th May 2006 9:23

The intellectual who inspired the ROBERT LANGDON character in THE DA VINCI CODE would have picked Australian actor MEL GIBSON to play him - not TOM...

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Mcgregor And Farrell Sign On For Allen Film

18th May 2006 9:23

COLIN FARRELL and EWAN MCGREGOR are set to star in director WOODY ALLEN's new film set in London. The as-yet-untitled film is the third movie the...

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Knightley's No Fair Lady

18th May 2006 9:23

British actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY has been ruled out of a film or theatre part in cockney classic MY FAIR LADY, after acclaimed director SIR TREVOR...

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Berry Feels Inferior Despite Oscar

18th May 2006 9:23

Screen beauty HALLE BERRY is disappointed because winning her Best Actress Oscar for her role in MONSTER'S BALL has failed to have the impact on her...

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Sober Sheen Resorts To Online Dating

18th May 2006 9:23

Actor CHARLIE SHEEN has been forced to search for love on dating websites, because he can no longer meet women at bars and nightclubs after getting...

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Elton's Soccer Sacrifice

18th May 2006 9:23

Pop legend SIR ELTON JOHN has been hailed by a small town Somerset, England, soccer team as the reason behind their historic league win. The singer...

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Townshend: 'My Generation Was Wonderful'

18th May 2006 9:23

Veteran rocker PETE TOWNSHEND still draws inspiration from his contemporaries from the swinging sixties, and views BOB DYLAN and SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY...

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Richard Raises Glass From Own Vineyard

18th May 2006 9:23

Enduring British pop singer SIR CLIFF RICHARD is toasting success away from the music industry with the launch of his very own wine. The singer...

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Townshend Plans Mobile Music

18th May 2006 9:23

PETE TOWNSHEND insists he conjured up the concepts of musical ring tones years before they became available - and he is planning to release some of...

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Shakira's Hips Help Songwriting

18th May 2006 9:23

Colombian singing sensation SHAKIRA insists she knows a song is good when she feels the music in her hips and she begins to move. Shakira's hips...

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Daltrey Wracked With Nerves Over Tour

18th May 2006 9:23

THE WHO rocker ROGER DALTREY is terrified about the band's upcoming European tour - fearing his performance skills are rusty. The veteran frontman,...

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White Slams Raconteur Critics

18th May 2006 9:23

Singer JACK WHITE wants to keep new band THE RACONTEURS on the road for as long as possible to prove his commitment to the rockers. THE WHITE...

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Agassi Loses Tax Battle

18th May 2006 13:48

American tennis ace ANDRE AGASSI will have to pay GBP27,500 ($49,500) in back taxes after losing a battle with the UK's Revenue + Customs office. ...

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Norman Splits With Wife

18th May 2006 13:48

Australian golfing legend GREG NORMAN and his wife LAURA are splitting after 25 years of marriage. The millionaire sportsman, known as 'The Great...

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Universal Accused Of Racial Discrimination

18th May 2006 13:48

Hollywood studio Universal Pictures have been accused of firing assistant director FRANK DAVIS from the 2003 racing movie 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS because he...

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Fascinating Fact 1513

18th May 2006 13:48

A paper bag signed by all four members of THE BEATLES before a 1963 concert is expected to fetch over $5,400 (GBP3,000) at a London auction.

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Jack Osbourne Pens Autobiography

18th May 2006 13:48

OZZY OSBOURNE's son JACK has signed a lucrative publishing deal to pen his autobiography, despite being just 20 years old. The book, to be titled...

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Kapranos Fired For 'Being Too Ambitious'

18th May 2006 13:48

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was fired from his first band QUINN after being told he was too ambitious. Before Kapranos formed Franz...

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Panic! Bassist Quits

18th May 2006 13:48

PANIC! AT THE DISCO bassist BRENT WILSON has sensationally quit the cult rockers. The BUT IT'S BETTER IF YOU DO rockers are sad to lose the founder...

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Rappers Unite

18th May 2006 13:48

US rap stars ICE-T, MELLE MEL, AFRIKA BAMBAATAA and homegrown MC SKINNYMAN will headline Britain's first ever Hip-Hop Summit (UHHS) in July (06). ...

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Mills' Dad Knew Marriage Wouldn't Last

18th May 2006 13:48

HEATHER MILLS MCCARTNEY's father knew his daughter's marriage to SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY wouldn't last - because they are both too stubborn. MARK MILLS,...

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Rapper Blasts New York Radio Station Over Ban

18th May 2006 13:48

LATEST: Aspiring rapper GRAVY is furious after New York radio station Hot 97 banned his music from the airwaves - only weeks after he was shot...

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Glitter's Band Sue For Ruined Careers

18th May 2006 13:48

Disgraced British rocker GARY GLITTER's backing band are suing him for ruining their careers. THE GLITTER BAND claim the convicted paedophile's bad...

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Mills Mccartney Slams 'Gold Digger' Claims

18th May 2006 13:48

Charity campaigner HEATHER MILLS MCCARTNEY has lashed out of claims she married SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY for his vast fortune in her new self-help book...

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Narnia Sequel Postponed

18th May 2006 13:48

The release date of the sequel to THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE has been severely delayed while its special effects are completed. THE...

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Ghostbusters 3 In The Making

18th May 2006 13:48

Actor DAN AYKROYD has penned the script for a third GHOSTBUSTERS movie and will reprise his lead role alongside original co-star RICK MORANIS. ...

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Bonham Carter Enjoying Power Of Jury

18th May 2006 13:48

HELENA BONHAM CARTER is enjoying a power trip on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival this year (06), because she's so used to being a "depraved"...

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Almodovar Honoured In Spain

18th May 2006 13:48

Acclaimed film-maker PEDRO ALMODOVAR has been honoured in his native Spain with the Asturias Prize For Art. The ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER director, 56,...

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Mckellen Courts Controversy At Cannes

18th May 2006 13:48

English actor IAN MCKELLEN is bemused by the controversy over THE DA VINCI CODE novel and movie, insisting Christians should be happy with the theory...

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300-Year-old Violin Sets World Record

18th May 2006 17:18

A violin made in 1707 by legendary instrument maker ANTONIO STRADIVARIUS has set a new world record by selling at auction for $3.5 million (GBP1.8...

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Powter To Appear On American Idol

18th May 2006 17:18

Canadian pop singer DANIEL POWTER is set to thrill fans by appearing on the current season finale of talent show AMERICAN IDOL. The 30-year-old...

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Chesney's Bush Boots

18th May 2006 17:18

Country singer KENNY CHESNEY is thrilled after US President GEORGE W BUSH presented him with a customised set of cowboy boots. The HOW FOREVER...

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Stevens Makes Comeback

18th May 2006 17:18

YUSUF ISLAM is set to release a new album, almost three decades since he was in the musical limelight as CAT STEVENS. The singer-songwriter...

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Townshend Taking It Slowly With Autobiography

18th May 2006 17:18

THE WHO fans are concerned PETE TOWNSHEND will never complete his memoirs, because it has taken him a decade to cover his first 24 years. The...

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Guns N' Roses Pioneer Ticketless Concert

18th May 2006 17:18

US rockers GUNS N' ROSES are set to break new ground by performing the world's first ticketless gig, at London's Hammersmith Apollo next month...

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Mccartney Divorce Could Be Biggest In UK History

18th May 2006 17:18

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's upcoming divorce from HEATHER MILLS MCCARTNEY could end in the biggest settlement in UK history, according to British legal...

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Tautou Stunned By Us Working Hours

18th May 2006 17:18

AUDREY TAUTOU was stunned by her long working hours during the making of THE DA VINCI CODE, because she is used to filming more relaxed days on...

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Routh Laughs Off Digital Shrinking Rumours

18th May 2006 17:18

New SUPERMAN actor BRANDON ROUTH has laughed off reports computer wizardry was used to digitally reduce the bulge of his mammoth manhood in the new...

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Ratner Hotel Ban Revoked

18th May 2006 17:18

Hollywood movie-maker BRETT RATNER is celebrating after his life-long ban from Cannes, France's prestigious Hotel du Cap was lifted. The RUSH HOUR...

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Bettany Lied To Howard

18th May 2006 17:18

English actor PAUL BETTANY lied to RON HOWARD when he was offered the role of albino monk SILAS in THE DA VINCI CODE, after telling the director he...

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Producer Feuer Dies

18th May 2006 17:18

CABARET producer CY FEUER died in his New York home on Wednesday (17MAY06). He was 95. The native New Yorker produced a host of Broadway shows,...

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Garner's Cooking Causes Chaos

18th May 2006 17:18

Hollywood star JENNIFER GARNER almost burned her Massachusetts home down recently, when she left a frying pan unattended. The ALIAS actress was...

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Trump Upsets Residents Over Road Plans

18th May 2006 17:18

Property tycoon DONALD TRUMP has upset residents in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, after demanding the city renames a local road Trump National...

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Jackman Terrified During Weisz Love Scene

18th May 2006 17:18

Hollywood hunk HUGH JACKMAN was terrified filming a love scene with RACHEL WEISZ in their latest film THE FOUNTAIN, because the British beauty's...

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Poitier Receives Honour At Cannes

18th May 2006 17:18

Veteran actor SYDNEY POITIER was named a commander in France's order of arts and letters at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday (18MAY06). The Oscar...

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Movie Reviews: The Da Vinci Code

18th May 2006 18:05

Initial reviews in the U.S. and Canada of The Da Vinci Code appear less damning than those overseas. But all the critics appear to take pains not...

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Theaters Warned Trailer For 9/11 Movie May Be Too Intense

18th May 2006 18:05

A controversial trailer for Oliver Stone's World Trade Center will unspool for the first time preceding screenings of The Da Vinci code this...

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Chinese Entry In Cannes Competition Yanked

18th May 2006 18:05

Summer Palace , the only Asian film selected for the Cannes Film Festival competition, is being withdrawn after being rejected by Chinese censors....

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Schieffer Defends News Media Against Bias Charges

18th May 2006 18:05

Saying that journalism can be defined as "the pursuit of truth," CBS Evening News anchor Bob Schieffer told an audience in New York Tuesday night,...

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Younger Viewers Desert Fox News And Cnn

18th May 2006 18:05

Each of the two major cable news networks have seen an extensive erosion of their younger-adult audience over the past year. According to CNN...

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Stars Unite For Big Star Tribute

18th May 2006 21:08

US rockers REM are joining forces with RYAN ADAMS and IDLEWILD to create a tribute album to 1970s band BIG STAR. Disc BIG STAR SMALL WORLD will...

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Cullum Defends Cover Love

18th May 2006 21:08

British jazz star JAMIE CULLUM has hit out at critics who claim he is little more than a cover artist, insisting he puts a lot of effort into...

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Carey's Legs Honoured

18th May 2006 21:08

Singer MARIAH CAREY will be honoured at a New York City ceremony for having "Celebrity Legs of a Goddess." During the ceremony a 16-foot (5 metre)...

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Atlanta Proclaims New Edition Day On Friday

18th May 2006 21:08

Officials in Atlanta, Georgia are honouring NEW EDITION members RALPH TRESVANT, RON DeVOE, MICHAEL BIVINS, RICKY BELL and JOHNNY GILL by proclaiming...

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Jackson Celebrates 40th Birthday

18th May 2006 21:08

Pop star JANET JACKSON celebrated her 40th birthday with celebrity friends at Hollywood hotspot Shag on Tuesday night (16MAY06). Among the guests...

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Stradlin Joins Guns N' Roses For New York Gig

18th May 2006 21:08

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist IZZY STRADLIN thrilled fans on Wednesday (17MAY06) when he joined the band onstage for three songs. Stradlin took to...

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Spears Sparks New Legislation

18th May 2006 21:08

LATEST: Pop star BRITNEY SPEARS has prompted California lawmakers to introduce a bill requiring parents to face their infants' car seats towards the...

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Fascinating Fact 1514

18th May 2006 21:08

WILL + GRACE star MEGAN MULLALLY auditioned for the role of ELAINE BENES on SEINFELD, but lost out to her Northwestern University college classmate,...

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Routh Vomits During First Superman

18th May 2006 21:08

Actor and avid SUPERMAN fan BRANDON ROUTH was so excited at the release of the first movie - he was sick in the cinema. The 26-year-old, who will...

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Craig Puts On Weight In Prague

18th May 2006 21:08

Producers of the new JAMES BOND movie, CASINO ROYALE, were forced to hire a personal trainer for star DANIEL CRAIG after he became obsessed with...

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Final Clarabell The Clown Dies

18th May 2006 21:08

LEW ANDERSON, who played the last CLARABELL THE CLOWN on the HOWDY DOODY SHOW, died on Sunday (14MAY06). He was 84. Anderson died from...

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Catholic League Joy At Da Vinci Slamming

18th May 2006 21:08

US civil rights group The Catholic League were thrilled at reports controversial movie adaptation THE DA VINCI CODE failed to wow audiences at its...

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Oc Fans Furious At Barton

18th May 2006 21:08

Fans of teen drama THE OC are furious with star MISCHA BARTON for revealing her character, MARISSA COOPER, dies in the show's season finale - before...

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Star Trek Memorabilia Up For Auction

18th May 2006 21:08

Over 1,000 pieces of memorabilia from STAR TREK will be auctioned off to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the franchise. Christie's auction house...

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Cannes Film Suffers Directors Feud

18th May 2006 21:08

A film showing at the Cannes Film Festival and starring a host of A-list actors has been overshadowed by a legal battle among its producers. ...

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