Music, Movie and Entertainment News 20th July 2004

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Mcenroe Brands Whoopi's Treatment Harsh

20th July 2004 2:33

Former tennis ace JOHN McENROE has slammed SLIM-FAST bosses' decision to drop WHOOPI GOLDBERG after her tirade on American President GEORGE W BUSH...

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Ashlee Simpson Forges Out Music Career - On Her Own

20th July 2004 2:33

Pop beauty ASHLEE SIMPSON refuses to be compared to her older sister JESSICA - because her music is vastly different to her famous sibling's. ...

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Mcgraw Scores Country Chart Record

20th July 2004 2:33

Country star TIM McGRAW has made it into the record books after scoring the most cumulative weeks at the top of BILLBOARD's HOT COUNTRY SINGLES +...

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Late Kelis Reads Lyrics Onstage

20th July 2004 2:33

R+B singer KELIS upset her Australian fans on Saturday (17JUL04), when she forgot the lyrics to her own songs after she arrived onstage over an...

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Jamelia's Friends Accuse Her Of 'Wasting' Fame

20th July 2004 2:33

Sexy singer JAMELIA has horrified her friends by "wasting" the perks of her celebrity status. The SUPERSTAR singer's pals are disgusted she...

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Keating Collapses For Second Time

20th July 2004 2:33

Irish pop singer RONAN KEATING has been rushed to hospital after he collapsed for the second time in three months. The LOVE IS A ROLLERCOASTER...

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Las Vegas Casino Boots Out Singer Ronstadt For Praising Moore

20th July 2004 2:33

Country legend LINDA RONSTADT has become the latest celebrity political casualty, after being fired for praising MICHAEL MOORE's controversial film...

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Petrol-carrying Intruder Grabbed At Beckham Mansion

20th July 2004 2:33

Former SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM was left terrified on Sunday (18JUL04) night - when a screaming intruder carrying petrol was tackled outside her...

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Garner's Hanks Aspirations

20th July 2004 2:33

Hollywood starlet JENNIFER GARNER is far from worried about her new movie 13 GOING ON 30 being compared to the TOM HANKS' 1988 box office hit...

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Driver's Hollywood Split Lessons For Damon

20th July 2004 2:33

Falling for MINNIE DRIVER taught MATT DAMON not to fall in love with his co-stars - because the break-up was awful. The actor announced he'd...

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Prochnow Lands Arnie Role

20th July 2004 2:33

JUDGE DREDD villain JURGEN PROCHNOW has been picked to play ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER in a new biopic about the action man-turned-California...

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Fox Wants Men Scrutinised In Magazines

20th July 2004 2:33

KILL BILL beauty VIVICA A FOX is requesting magazines do features on the "best packages" among the male stars of Hollywood. Fox, ex-girlfriend...

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Berry Loved Wearing Catwoman Catsuit

20th July 2004 2:33

Sexy actress HALLE BERRY counts the skintight catsuit she had to wear for CATWOMAN as the "true highlight" of making the movie. The...

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Smith's Psychological Help For Nude Scene

20th July 2004 2:33

WILL SMITH sought psychological help to help him get into the mind of his new movie character in I, ROBOT - and the counselling sessions helped him...

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Bergin Arrested For Drink Driving

20th July 2004 2:33

Former BAYWATCH hunk MICHAEL BERGIN has been arrested for drink driving. The actor, who recently shocked America with his tell-all book about his...

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Julia's Pigeon Fears

20th July 2004 9:15

JULIA STILES hates London's pigeons - because they're all out to get her. The actress has just wrapped an appearance in DAVID MAMET's OLEANNA on...

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Maclachlan: I Was Only Ever Good At Acting

20th July 2004 9:15

Former SEX AND THE CITY star KYLE MacLACHLAN had a simple factor motivating his decision to become an actor - he wasn't good at anything else. ...

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Damon Recalls First Sex Night With Pal

20th July 2004 9:15

MATT DAMON lost his virginity at 16 to a girl who is still one of his closest friends. The actor confesses to his teenage summer night of...

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Will Smith Records New Tune In His Hotel Room

20th July 2004 9:15

WILL SMITH fully embraced technology while making new sci-fi film I, ROBOT - he created his new single on his lap-top computer. Unlike his...

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Shyamalan Shrouds The Village In Secrecy

20th July 2004 9:15

OSCAR winner ADRIEN BRODY was sworn to secrecy when he signed up for M NIGHT SHYAMALAN's new thriller THE VILLAGE - the director only wanted people...

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Vivica Plans Three-city Birthday Celebration

20th July 2004 9:15

Sexy actress VIVICA A FOX is so excited about turning 40 later this month (JUL04), she plans to hold parties in three different cities to mark the...

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Cattrall Finding It Hard To Say Goodbye To Samantha

20th July 2004 9:15

Sexy actress KIM CATTRALL remains so attached to her SEX AND THE CITY character SAMANTHA JONES, she's still in possession of a number of the...

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Pitt Buys Taylor's Burton Boat

20th July 2004 9:15

BRAD PITT has bought wife JENNIFER ANISTON a luxury yacht that was once given to DAME ELIZABETH TAYLOR by RICHARD BURTON. TROY star Pitt paid...

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Bryant Case Lawyers Say 'No' To Tv Show

20th July 2004 9:15

Prosecutors in basketball ace KOBE BRYANT's rape case have slammed the prospect of broadcasting the trial on TV, fearing it could turn the event...

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Mcfadden Turns Down Big Money Nude Offer

20th July 2004 9:15

Former ATOMIC KITTEN singer KERRY McFADDEN has turned down the chance to model nude for a raunchy calendar, despite being offered tens of thousands...

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Rockers Take On The Fans At Poker

20th July 2004 9:15

Gambling rock fans are being given the chance to sit down with stars like DAVE NAVARRO and TOMMY LEE for the first Rock Star Poker Tournament and...

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Rupaul Explains Origins Of Drag Act

20th July 2004 9:15

Drag queen superstar RuPAUL has explained the origins of his cross-dressing appearance - he was trying to look like a punk. The 43-year-old...

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Martin: New Coldplay Album Influenced By Rap

20th July 2004 9:15

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN has promised the band's next album will surprise fans - because it's influenced by hip-hop star JAY-Z and...

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Ama Ruined By Cocaine

20th July 2004 9:15

British R+B singer SHOLA AMA's career was wrecked by her crippling $1,800 (GBP1,000)-per-week cocaine habit. The YOU MIGHT NEED SOMEBODY star...

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Busted's Simpson Slams Osbourne

20th July 2004 9:15

BUSTED hunk CHARLIE SIMPSON has added further fuel to the ongoing feud between the British pop trio and KELLY OSBOURNE - by declaring she exists...

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Jackson Lawyers Seek To Maintain Secrecy

20th July 2004 9:15

Pop star MICHAEL JACKSON's lawyers have pleaded with a Los Angeles appeals court to maintain the secrecy surrounding his child molestation case and...

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Love's Stay In Hospital Extended

20th July 2004 9:15

LATEST: Troubled rocker COURTNEY LOVE's court date will be further delayed because she's expected to stay in hospital "at least until 5 August...

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Usher And Brown In Rift Over British Beauty

20th July 2004 13:35

R+B singers USHER and BOBBY BROWN haven't spoken in nearly two years - after falling out over the YEAH! singer's attraction to a British beauty. ...

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Britney Banishes Criminal Uncles From Her Wedding

20th July 2004 13:35

BRITNEY SPEARS has banned two of her uncles from attending her lavish wedding in California this November (04) - because they have criminal...

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Mercury Music Prize Nominees Announced

20th July 2004 13:35

This year's (04) MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE will be hotly contested by the cream of British music talent, including JAMELIA, JOSS STONE and THE STREETS. ...

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Britney's Wedding To Be Screened Live On Tv?

20th July 2004 13:35

Pop beauty BRITNEY SPEARS plans to share her lavish November (04) wedding with her legions of international fans - by beaming it live around the...

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Ali G Wows Us Critics

20th July 2004 13:35

New series DA ALI G SHOW, written and performed by British comedian SACHA BARON COHEN, has won critical acclaim in America. Cohen - who is...

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Klein Thrills Guests With Hunky Topless Waiters

20th July 2004 13:35

Fashion guru CALVIN KLEIN delighted guests at a recent house party - by hiring a host of muscle-clad hunks to serve their drinks topless. The...

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Redgrave: I've Had Cosmetic Surgery

20th July 2004 13:35

Veteran actress VANESSA REDGRAVE has expanded on her recent revelation she'd consider having cosmetic surgery - by admitting she's already gone...

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Knightley Finds Dressing Up In Expensive Jewels Stressful

20th July 2004 13:35

Rising star KEIRA KNIGHTLEY feels much more comfortable in high street fashions than in expensive outfits dripping with diamonds. The KING...

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Cowell Flabbergasted By Woeful Wannabes

20th July 2004 13:35

AMERICAN IDOL judge SIMON COWELL has been stunned by the quality of contestants who've auditioned for his new talent show X-FACTOR, because they...

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Beckinsale's Ex Finds New Love

20th July 2004 13:35

The father of newly-wed actress KATE BECKINSALE's five-year-old daughter LILY has found love again - more than a year after they split. MICHAEL...

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Scacchi Upset By Ivory Informality

20th July 2004 13:35

Actress GRETA SCACCHI has slammed director JAMES IVORY for failing to introduce her by her full name at a recent DVD launch. The 44-year-old...

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Sienna Wins $1 Million Film Role

20th July 2004 13:35

British beauty SIENNA MILLER will be paid a huge $1.8 million (GBP1 million) to star in HEATH LEDGER film CASANOVA - but she will have to face...

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Schwimmer Angers Ex's New Boyfriend

20th July 2004 13:35

Former FRIENDS star DAVID SCHWIMMER is reportedly infuriating his ex-girlfriend GINA LEE's new man by hounding her with phone calls. The...

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Jamelia Eyes American Music Industry Success

20th July 2004 13:35

British singer JAMELIA is planning to unleash her talents on the American market. The SUPERSTAR beauty, 23, is already bolstered by the fact hit...

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Church Parties Till Dawn In Ibiza

20th July 2004 13:35

Teen singer CHARLOTTE CHURCH proved she's all grown up on holiday in Ibiza this week (ends23JUL04) - by partying till dawn. The VOICE OF AN...

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Jamelia Slams Blair Over Gun Culture

20th July 2004 13:35

British R+B beauty JAMELIA has begged Prime Minister TONY BLAIR to stop concentrating on the war in Iraq and turn his attentions to the gun culture...

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Rod Stewart Pays Gbp18 Million For Private Island

20th July 2004 13:35

Veteran rocker ROD STEWART has paid out $32 million (GBP18 million) for his own private island - a replica of Great Britain. The MAGGIE MAY...

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Streets Star Hits Back At Plagiarism Claims

20th July 2004 13:35

LATEST: THE STREETS star MIKE SKINNER has slammed claims he stole the melody from new hit DRY YOUR EYES from an unknown singer. MICHAEL...

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Madonna Performs At Private Party In Yiddish

20th July 2004 13:35

Kabbalah devotee MADONNA stunned guests at a private party for the sect's guru PHILLIP BERG in New York - by singing two songs in ancient language...

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Butler Poised To Move To La

20th July 2004 17:30

Scottish rising star GERARD BUTLER is moving to New York - in a bid to keep his career flourishing. The 34-year-old - who will next be seen in...

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Knightley Slams Dyslexia Rumours

20th July 2004 17:30

Hollywood star KEIRA KNIGHTLEY is furious with her former school headmaster after he claimed he found it hard to believe she had dyslexia. ...

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Bacon In The Doghouse

20th July 2004 17:30

MYSTIC RIVER star KEVIN BACON got on the wrong side of wife KYRA SEDGWICK when he turned up late for a theatre date - dressed in clothes she didn't...

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Dawson Dating Sex And The City Hunk?

20th July 2004 17:30

Sexy actress ROSARIO DAWSON has turned her amorous attentions to TV hunk JASON LEWIS, despite the model-turned-actor's limited dance skills. ...

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Alba Terrified For Her Uncle In Iraq

20th July 2004 17:30

Sexy actress JESSICA ALBA is desperately worried about the fate of her uncle who is serving in the American army in Iraq. The HONEY star says...

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Clooney's Dad Gets Financial Support From Zeta And Beatty

20th July 2004 17:30

GEORGE CLOONEY's politician father NICK has won some celebrity support in his campaign to win a seat in Congress - actors CATHERINE ZETA-JONES and...

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O'donnell Faces Lawsuit Over Sketches

20th July 2004 17:30

Funnywoman ROSIE O'DONNELL is reportedly about to be sued by a sketch artist who claims she is in possession of a series of drawings taken without...

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Stewart Slams King Over Cell Makeover Joke

20th July 2004 17:30

Lifestyle guru MARTHA STEWART slammed American chat show host LARRY KING last night (19JUL04) - after he joked she could do a makeover on her cell...

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Monroe Snubbed Crawford's Lesbian Advances

20th July 2004 17:30

Movie legend MARILYN MONROE turned down the chance to bed lusty star JOAN CRAWFORD - because the man-eating actress just wasn't her type. ...

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Rachel Stevens Records Soccer Anthem

20th July 2004 17:30

Sexy pop babe RACHEL STEVENS is recording a soccer theme song for a British satellite channel. The former S CLUB singer will cover the 1976 hit,...

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Foo Fighters Double Up

20th July 2004 17:30

The FOO FIGHTERS' eagerly awaited follow-up to 2002's ONE BY ONE album will be a "two-record set" to satisfy their fans' cravings for soft and hard...

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Martin: My Life Is Perfect

20th July 2004 17:30

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN's life is the best its ever been thanks to his flourishing career, new wife GWYNETH PALTROW and their baby daughter...

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George Michael's Cousin Sells Memorabilia Online

20th July 2004 17:30

Pop veteran GEORGE MICHAEL is furious after learning his estranged cousin is selling memorabilia on internet auction site EBAY.COM. The AMAZING...

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Charles Items Go Under The Hammer

20th July 2004 17:30

Items belonging to late jazz legend RAY CHARLES are to be auctioned in Los Angeles this year (04) - to raise money for homeless families. The...

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Metallica Star Splits With Wife

20th July 2004 17:30

METALLICA drummer LARS ULRICH has split with his wife SKYLAR, following reports he's dating actress CONNIE NIELSEN. The NOTHING ELSE MATTERS...

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Goodrem 'Owes Idol Judge Money'

20th July 2004 17:30

Singing superstar DELTA GOODREM has been accused of owing thousands of dollars to her former songwriter MARK HOLDEN. Holden, an AUSTRALIAN IDOL...

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Nelly Buys Basketball Team

20th July 2004 17:30

Hip-hop star NELLY is now the proud part-owner of American basketball team the CHARLOTTE BOBCATS. The HOT IN HERRE (corr.) hitmaker joins BLACK...

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Battle Rages Over Hulk Hogan's Name

20th July 2004 21:13

WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT INC is locked in a battle with comic book company MARVEL ENTERPRISES INC to continue using the name HULK HOGAN. ...

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Maguire Shapes Up For Spiderman Role

20th July 2004 21:13

Hollywood heart-throb TOBEY MAGUIRE followed a strict diet in preparation for his role in box office hit SPIDER-MAN 2. Maguire, 29, had to pile...

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Dicaprio's Back On The Beach

20th July 2004 21:13

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is set to become a surfing professional after his production company, APPIAN WAY, bought the rights to the biography of American...

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Dancer Lewitzky Dies

20th July 2004 21:13

Californian dancer and choreographer BELLA LEWITZKY has died after suffering a stroke. She was 88. The Los Angeles-born star passed away at a...

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Kidman: 'I'm Homeless'

20th July 2004 21:13

Movie superstar NICOLE KIDMAN may have properties in New York, Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia - but she's on the road so much she feels...

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Martha Stewart Plans Legal Advice Book

20th July 2004 21:13

American lifestyle guru MARTHA STEWART has managed to dream up a business idea amid all of her legal woes - she plans to write a book about her...

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Bratt's Embarrassing Oprah Appearance

20th July 2004 21:13

Hollywood actor BENJAMIN BRATT suffered the ultimate embarrassment when he agreed to surprise a fan on OPRAH WINFREY's chat show - she had no idea...

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Travolta To Pen Autobiography?

20th July 2004 21:13

Hollywood actor JOHN TRAVOLTA has become the latest star to join the publishing world, with a tell-all novel about his life. The PULP FICTION...

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Clooney Contemplates Legal Action

20th July 2004 21:13

Superstar actor GEORGE CLOONEY has waged war on American newspaper USA TODAY after they published the exact address of his 18th century mansion on...

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Agency Fined Over Cliff Richard Tickets

20th July 2004 21:13

A London-based ticket agency has been fined $7,650 (GBP4,250) for selling tickets to see veteran British singer CLIFF RICHARD at a hugely inflated...

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Beastie Boys Become Mahjongg Masters

20th July 2004 21:13

The BEASTIE BOYS have traded in their wild rock 'n' roll antics in favour of indulging their passion for playing board games on their tour bus. ...

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Jewel Plans To Team Up With Rob Thomas

20th July 2004 21:13

Sexy singer JEWEL is hoping to team up with MATCHBOX TWENTY frontman ROB THOMAS in the recording studio, after agreeing to take part in his wife's...

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Chris Martin Took Himself Off Streets Single

20th July 2004 21:13

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN put the brakes on his collaboration with THE STREETS' MIKE SKINNER - because he thought a version of single DRY YOUR...

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Ronstadt Blames Ear Infection For Gig Cancellation

20th July 2004 21:13

LATEST: Singer LINDA RONSTADT has dismissed reports she was booed off stage in Las Vegas for making pro-MICHAEL MOORE comments - blaming an ear...

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Lil' Romeo Hit With Lawsuit

20th July 2004 21:13

LIL' ROMEO has been hit with a lawsuit by a man who claims to have written the majority of the songs on the teen rapper's GAMETIME album without...

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