Music, Movie and Entertainment News 18th December 2003

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Kate Moss Snubs Jefferson

18th December 2003 1:58

Heartless supermodel KATE MOSS partied backstage at a concert - while laughing at boyfriend JEFFERSON HACK's attempts to get in. The couple, who...

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Idol Tops Polite List

18th December 2003 1:58

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN has been voted the Best-Mannered Person of 2003 by America's NATIONAL LEAGUE OF JUNIOR COTILLIONS. The...

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Beyonce's Sister Aims For Sitcom Stardom

18th December 2003 1:58

BEYONCE KNOWLES' younger sister SOLANGE is set to become a sitcom star after signing a deal with an American TV network. Solange, who last year...

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Rod Stewart Next For Knighthood?

18th December 2003 1:58

ROD STEWART will be the latest star in line for a knighthood, if the British public have their way The ageing rocker has been the subject of a...

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Vandross Boosted By Fans' Support

18th December 2003 1:58

Stroke-hit soul veteran LUTHER VANDROSS wants fans to continue sending him letters and well wishes - because they're helping him get better. The...

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Kylie Goes Queer

18th December 2003 1:58

Pop queen KYLIE MINOGUE is cementing her status as a gay icon by appearing on cult TV makeover show QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY. The program,...

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Duff In Premiere Row With Lohan

18th December 2003 1:58

Teenage pop singer HILLARY DUFF allowed her bitter feud with actress LINDSAY LOHAN to flare up dramatically at the Los Angeles premiere of her new...

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Jackson Molestation Happened 'After Interview'

18th December 2003 1:58

Prosecutors in the case against MICHAEL JACKSON have a new angle - they're now claiming he molested GAVIN ARVIZO after the boy was interviewed...

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Butch And Sundance Added To Registry

18th December 2003 1:58

Movie classics BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID, NATIONAL VELVET, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and PATTON are among the 25 films to be added to America's...

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Michael And Catherine's House Nearly Ready

18th December 2003 1:58

MICHAEL DOUGLAS and CATHERINE ZETA-JONES' new Welsh home is nearly ready - and it'll be a haven for the actress' parents. Catherine has always...

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Wood Reveals Rings Sadness

18th December 2003 1:58

LORD OF THE RINGS hunk ELIJAH WOOD has so emotional when filming on the trilogy finally finished, he joined the rest of the cast and crew for a...

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Busy Mortensen Quits Fanmail Correspondence

18th December 2003 1:58

LORD OF THE RINGS star VIGGO MORTENSEN has been forced to give up on replying to fan mail, because it's taken up too much of his time. The New...

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Jewish Ghost Terrorised Ewan

18th December 2003 1:58

EWAN McGREGOR still has nightmares about his first London home because it was inhabited by the ghost of an elderly Jewish man. The spectre set...

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Kabbalah Will Help Madonna Avoid The Terrible Teens

18th December 2003 9:29

MADONNA is convinced she'll avoid the terrible teens with her children LOURDES and ROCCO because they've been raised on the principles of the...

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Beyonce's Surprise Drag Show

18th December 2003 9:29

BEYONCE KNOWLES hit back at claims she is homophobic in style on Saturday (13DEC03) - by performing a surprise concert alongside drag queens at a...

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Aj Steps Out With Former Fiancee

18th December 2003 9:29

BACKSTREET BOY AJ McLEAN is spending time with his former fiancee SARAH MARTIN again - prompting hopes they'll rekindle their romance. McLean,...

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Guy Keeps Madonna Looking And Feeling Young

18th December 2003 9:29

Marriage to a younger man keeps pop queen MADONNA striving for personal perfection. The MATERIAL GIRL admits the ten year age-gap between her...

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Sad Jackson's Christmas Party Planned

18th December 2003 9:29

MICHAEL JACKSON's family and friends are planning a weekend party at the King of Pop's NEVERLAND RANCH home in California to boost the troubled...

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Stars Design For Charity

18th December 2003 9:29

BRITTANY MURPHY, JESSICA ALBA and MICHELLE BRANCH have teamed up to design their own T-shirts for charity. The sexy celebrities have joined...

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Kutcher Goes To College

18th December 2003 9:29

Hollywood hunk ASHTON KUTCHER has signed a deal to star in a college-based drama series. Kutcher, 25, who stars in hit sitcom THAT '70S SHOW,...

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Hilton Sister In Public Spat With Solomon

18th December 2003 9:29

The feud between PARIS HILTON's family and her ex-boyfriend RICK SOLOMON reached new heights on Saturday (13DEC03), when the hotel heiress' sister...

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Jackson Joins Rings 'Fellowship'

18th December 2003 9:29

LORD OF THE RINGS director PETER JACKSON has become an honorary member of the films trilogy's fellowship after being persuaded to get an elfish...

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Orlando Plants Global Forests

18th December 2003 9:29

British movie hunk ORLANDO BLOOM is busy erecting forests all over the globe after becoming inspired by the beauty of New Zealand. The actor has...

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Matt Damon's Finds Love Again

18th December 2003 9:29

Hollywood hunk MATT DAMON has reportedly found love just months after splitting from longterm belle ODESSA WHITMIRE - with a single mother. ...

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Bruce Willis Plans To Honour $1 Million Pledge

18th December 2003 9:29

Movie star BRUCE WILLIS is planning to honour the $1 million (GBP588,000) offer he made to the soldier who found SADDAM HUSSEIN. The movie star...

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Ben Heads For The Gulf

18th December 2003 9:29

BEN AFFLECK is taking his new movie to the Middle East to give troops there a special screening. The movie hunk will fly out to Iraq this...

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George Clooney Single Once Again

18th December 2003 9:29

OCEAN'S ELEVEN star GEORGE CLOONEY is single again after splitting from his actress girlfriend KRISTA ALLEN. Clooney, 42 and 31-year-old Allen...

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Lavigne's Embarrassing Night Out

18th December 2003 9:29

Teen pop star AVRIL LAVIGNE was left red-faced in the audience at a recent rock gig, when the band playing took time out of performing to slam...

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Outkast Team Up With Polaroid

18th December 2003 9:29

OUTKAST have landed a lucrative deal with POLAROID, after the camera company were namechecked in the rap group's hit track HEY YA. In the song,...

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Jacksons Upset With Cartoon Company

18th December 2003 9:29

Santa Barbara, California, District Attorney TOM SNEDDON is under fire again after hiring an "inappropriate" public relations firm to handle press...

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Patsy's Play Receives An Odd Complaint

18th December 2003 13:40

A London theatre-goer has complained about the title of actress PATSY KENSIT's hit West End play SEE U NEXT TUESDAY The LETHAL WEAPON II...

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Penny Lancaster Snubs Plastic Surgery Future

18th December 2003 13:40

ROD STEWART's model girlfriend PENNY LANCASTER has pitted herself against the rocker's estranged wife RACHEL HUNTER - by vowing never to consider...

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Eddie Izzard: Being Gay Would Be Easier

18th December 2003 13:40

Comedian EDDIE IZZARD wishes he was gay, because being a straight transvestite is harder to explain. The cross-dressing funnyman has been...

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Affleck Hates The Gym

18th December 2003 13:40

DAREDEVIL star BEN AFFLECK is amused by his image as a musclebound hunk - because he detests working out. The Hollywood actor, who also bares...

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John Hurt Treats Fact As Fiction On Screen

18th December 2003 13:40

Veteran actor JOHN HURT refuses to research when playing historical figures - he prefers to rely on his imagination to guide him. The British...

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Christopher Reeve To Direct Baseball Cartoon

18th December 2003 13:40

Hollywood actor CHRISTOPHER REEVE is poised to direct a computer-animated baseball cartoon. The SUPERMAN star hopes the untitled movie - about a...

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Ray Winstone To Play William Blake

18th December 2003 13:40

Movie tough guy RAY WINSTONE is set to play intellectual poet and artist WILLIAM BLAKE in a new film. The British NIL BY MOUTH star - who...

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Polanski Seeks All-brit Cast For Oliver Twist

18th December 2003 13:40

OSCAR-winning director ROMAN POLANSKI is seeking a British-only cast for his new version of CHARLES DICKENS's OLIVER TWIST - because he wants the...

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Jennifer Aniston: I'd Stay With Jacko At Neverland

18th December 2003 13:40

FRIENDS actress JENNIFER ANISTON has taken a swipe at pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON, insisting she'd happily spend the night at his NEVERLAND ranch...

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Dido Too Ill To Appear In Massachusetts

18th December 2003 13:40

British pop sensation DIDO has been forced to cancel a concert appearance, because she was too ill to perform. The LIFE FOR RENT singer was set...

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Appleton Sisters Take To Acting

18th December 2003 13:40

Former ALL SAINTS singers NATALIE and NICOLE APPLETON are turning their hands back to acting - after landing a role in the British SEX AND THE...

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Kitten's Boozy, Kiddy Rider

18th December 2003 13:40

British girl group ATOMIC KITTEN revealed a boozy list of backstage demands when they played at a shopping centre in England - including one very...

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Fatboy Eyes More Summer Beach Parties

18th December 2003 13:40

DJ FATBOY SLIM is determined to revive his BIG BEACH BOUTIQUE seaside party next summer (04) - despite serious overcrowding at 2002's event. ...

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Careful Chris Bans Gwyneth's Scooter

18th December 2003 13:40

Concerned dad-to-be CHRIS MARTIN has banned wife GWYNETH PALTROW from riding her scooter around London. The sensitive COLDPLAY frontman is...

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Did Cult Man Influence Lauryn Hill's Vatican Rant?

18th December 2003 13:40

LATEST: Sources close to singer LAURYN HILL are concerned her rant against the Catholic Church was 'scripted' by her controversial spiritual...

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Will Ozzy's Recovery Be On Mtv?

18th December 2003 13:40

MTV executives are considering screening footage of OZZY OSBOURNE's recovery from a quad bike crash on his hit reality show. Producers of THE...

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Jackson Reps Tell Jermaine To 'Beat It'

18th December 2003 13:40

MICHAEL JACKSON's legal team are "outraged" at comments the superstar's brother JERMAINE has made regarding child molestation charges made against...

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'N Sync Will Reform, Says Jc Chasez

18th December 2003 13:40

'N SYNC singer JC CHASEZ insists the boyband will reunite for a Christmas album next year (04) - despite bandmate JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE's claims he has...

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Beckham's Hip-hop Songs Still In With A Chance

18th December 2003 13:40

Fans of VICTORIA BECKHAM may yet get the chance to hear more of her hip-hop material - her record company have vowed to consider including it on...

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The Return Of The King Rakes In Cash

18th December 2003 17:14

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING is raking in the money, and has sold more than $1.7 million (GBP1 million) worth of advanced tickets...

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David Upset By Courteney's Clear-out

18th December 2003 17:14

Hollywood couple COURTENEY COX and DAVID ARQUETTE are battling over the actor's wacky decor - the FRIENDS star has put it all in storage. After...

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Harry Potter Auditions To Be Held On Saturday

18th December 2003 17:14

HARRY POTTER filmmakers are searching for two teenage Asian girls to play twins in the series's fourth film, and no acting experience is...

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Tara Reid Fails To Ditch Wild Image

18th December 2003 17:14

AMERICAN PIE wildchild TARA REID's attempts to ditch her image as a party girl have failed miserably - after she was spotted inebriated and...

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Winona Snubbed By Defence Attorney

18th December 2003 17:14

Hollywood actress WINONA RYDER has been rudely snubbed by her defence attorney MARK GERAGOS - who failed to invite her to his Christmas (25DEC03)...

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Teacher's Assistant Sues J.lo Movie Producers

18th December 2003 17:14

The producers of JENNIFER LOPEZ comedy THE WEDDING PLANNER are being sued by a teacher's assistant for copyright infringement. JEFFREY R BALLARD...

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Golden Globe Television Awards Honour Sex And The City

18th December 2003 17:14

The four lead stars of departing comedy SEX AND THE CITY have all been nominated for acting gongs at next year's GOLDEN GLOBES ceremony (04). ...

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Golden Globe Nominations Honour Lord Of The Rings And Cold Mountain

18th December 2003 17:14

Next year's GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS (04) look set to be dominated by epic films THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING and COLD MOUNTAIN, after...

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Rolling Stone Daughter Makes Debut

18th December 2003 17:14

ROLLING STONE rocker RONNIE WOOD's daughter LEAH performed her debut British concert yesterday night (17DEC03) - at a South London pub. The...

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Coldplay Release New Song Online For Charity

18th December 2003 17:14

British rockers COLDPLAY have a new song available on their website, with all proceeds going to charity. The band - fronted by CHRIS MARTIN -...

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Posh's Distaste For Gaudy Madrid Mansions

18th December 2003 17:14

Former SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM took her time when searching for a new home in Madrid, Spain earlier this year (03) - because she didn't want a...

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Blur Spend Christmas Hoping For Mars Contact

18th December 2003 17:14

Rockers BLUR are set to spend Christmas Day (25DEC03) in an observatory waiting for contact from Mars. The THINK TANK group plan to ditch the...

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Jessica Simpson + Nick Lachey Plan Duets Album

18th December 2003 17:14

Celebrity couple JESSICA SIMPSON and NICK LACHEY are planning to record a duets album next year (04). But IRRESISTIBLE singer Jessica - who...

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Nas Surrenders To Cops Over Bottle Incident

18th December 2003 17:14

Hip-hop star NAS has been charged with smashing a bottle over the head of a clubber who entered the VIP area of a hip New York nightspot. The I...

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Jackson Plans Family Time Following Charges

18th December 2003 17:14

Troubled pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON has vowed to return to the bosom of his family after Santa Barbara police charge him with child molestation...

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Abba To Reunite For Show Anniversary?

18th December 2003 17:14

Producers of the hit ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! are hoping to reunite the Swedish quartet as part of the show's fifth anniversary celebrations. The...

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Jackson's Parents Defend Singer For Cash?

18th December 2003 17:14

Troubled superstar MICHAEL JACKSON's parents were paid to go on television to defend their son against allegations of child molestation, it has...

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Superman's Daughter Becomes Yale's Polo Leader

18th December 2003 20:58

CHRISTOPHER REEVE's daughter ALEXANDRA has put her father's horse riding accident behind her to become captain of YALE UNIVERSITY's polo team. ...

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Musical Bend It Like Beckham Planned

18th December 2003 20:58

BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM director GURINDER CHADHA and producer DEEPAK NAYAR are in negotiations to take their GOLDEN GLOBE-nominated movie to the...

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California Airport Renamed In Honour Of Bob Hope

18th December 2003 20:58

A California airport has been renamed in honour of late comedian BOB HOPE. Members of the Hope family gathered yesterday (17DEC03) to officially...

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Midnight Rings Screenings Bring In $18 Million

18th December 2003 20:58

Midnight screenings of THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING on Tuesday night (16DEC03) brought in a staggering $8 million (GBP4.7 million)...

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It's A Dog's Life For Tim Allen

18th December 2003 20:58

American actor TIM ALLEN will play a man who occasionally changes into a sheepdog in a remake of 1959 movie SHAGGY DOG. Allen will play a lawyer...

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Kinnear's Dog Loses Out To New Baby

18th December 2003 20:58

Actor GREG KINNEAR has found a serious downside to the recent birth of his baby daughter LILY - his dog has been relegated to life as a regular...

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Hilton A Bigger Tv Draw Than Bush

18th December 2003 20:58

Hotel heiress PARIS HILTON's recent flurry of headlines have paid off - she's been a bigger TV draw this week (ends19DEC03) than American President...

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Cage Gets A New Four-legged Friend

18th December 2003 20:58

Hollywood actor NICOLAS CAGE's 40th birthday party took an unconventional twist on Saturday (13DEC03) - when his grandmother waltzed in with a...

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Julia Roberts Prefers Ensemble Casts

18th December 2003 20:58

Hollywood actress JULIA ROBERTS prefers to work as part of an ensemble cast, because she feels less pressure for the movie to perform well at the...

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Ben Affleck: I'm The Same As Jennifer

18th December 2003 20:58

Loved-up movie hunk BEN AFFLECK is certain his relationship with fiancee JENNIFER LOPEZ is built to last, because they had similar upbringings. ...

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Oprah 'Adopts' Africans

18th December 2003 20:58

OPRAH WINFREY has given up her dreams of having kids because she's convinced she was put on earth to be a mother to Africa's children. The media...

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Costello Contributes To New Krall Album

18th December 2003 20:58

Newlywed couple ELVIS COSTELLO and DIANA KRALL have teamed up to write six songs for the jazz beauty's new album. Upcoming release THE GIRL IN...

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Jessica Simpson Slams Rolling Stone

18th December 2003 20:58

Pop singer JESSICA SIMPSON has blasted rock bible ROLLING STONE after one of its writers "made up" a story about her marriage to NICK LACHEY. ...

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J.lo Will Raise Her Kids Catholic

18th December 2003 20:58

Latina superstar JENNIFER LOPEZ is deeply religious and is already planning to raise her children Catholic, according to fiance BEN AFFLECK. The...

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Sting's Golden Globe Delight

18th December 2003 20:58

Veteran rocker STING is "thrilled" to hear he has been nominated in the Best Song category at next year's (04) GOLDEN GLOBES. The former POLICE...

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Beatles Laugh Off Lost Tape Claims

18th December 2003 20:58

LATEST: BEATLES bosses are laughing off reports of a lost tape made when the FAB FOUR allegedly regrouped in 1976. Internet site...

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Jackson Eyes Indonesian Option?

18th December 2003 20:58

Aides close to troubled MICHAEL JACKSON claim the pop superstar will flee to Indonesia if it looks like he's heading to jail on child molestation...

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