Music, Movie and Entertainment News 20th December 2004

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Michael's Cousin Defends Elton's Attack

20th December 2004 3:32

SIR ELTON JOHN's recent attack on fellow rocker GEORGE MICHAEL has been defended by the ex-WHAM! star's cousin, who agrees that "George has changed...

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Cowell Slams Reports He's Left Seymour

20th December 2004 3:32

LATEST: AMERICAN IDOL judge SIMON COWELL has hit out at reports he's left his long-term girlfriend TERRI SEYMOUR. The music mogul fuelled...

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Settlement Talks Expected In Spat Over Outkast Track

20th December 2004 3:32

The legal spat over OUTKAST's hit track ROSA PARKS is set to come to an end, after lawyers for ROSA PARKS and representatives for their record...

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Federline's Ex Snubs Spears' Christmas Invite

20th December 2004 3:32

Pop superstar BRITNEY SPEARS is allegedly devastated her new husband KEVIN FEDERLINE's ex-lover SHAR JACKSON rejected her invitation to spend...

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Moss 'Has Facial Laser Surgery'

20th December 2004 3:32

British supermodel KATE MOSS has allegedly undergone facial laser surgery to help her catwalk career. The 30-year-old beauty reportedly visited...

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Peta Attack Winfrey Over 'Puppy Murderer'

20th December 2004 3:32

Talk show host OPRAH WINFREY has been attacked by animal rights campaigners for choosing a "puppy murderer" as her programme's resident doctor. ...

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Carrey Was In Pitt And Damon's Blaze

20th December 2004 3:32

Comedian JIM CARREY has declared he was among the stunned guests fleeing London's Claridge's hotel when a fire broke out there last week...

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Diaz's New Home A Lovenest?

20th December 2004 3:32

CHARLIE'S ANGELS star CAMERON DIAZ has fuelled more speculation about her plans for the future with boyfriend JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, after buying...

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Dicaprio Considers Living In Amazonian Jungle

20th December 2004 3:32

Hollywood hunk LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is so impressed by his girlfriend GISELE BUNDCHEN's native Brazil, he's considering leaving his Hollywood home to...

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Beckinsale 'To Quit Movies For Literature Degree'

20th December 2004 3:32

Hollywood beauty KATE BECKINSALE is considering quitting movies to finish her literature degree, because she regrets leaving university to pursue a...

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Schwarzenegger Sued Over 'Fraudulent' House Sale

20th December 2004 3:32

California Governor ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER is allegedly being sued by a lawyer who claims he failed to mention significant construction faults...

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Lachey To Play Retired Baseball Star In New Sitcom

20th December 2004 3:32

Pop hunk NICK LACHEY is hoping to become a bona fide comedy star, after recruiting KING OF THE HILL writer ETAN COHEN to pen and executive produce...

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Jazz Saxophonist Dick Heckstall-smith Dies

20th December 2004 3:32

Legendary British saxophonist DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH died on Friday (17DEC04) after a battle with cancer. He was 70. Heckstall-Smith, born RICHARD...

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Babyshambles No-show Sparks Violent Riot

20th December 2004 3:32

British rockers BABYSHAMBLES prompted a violent stage invasion on Saturday night (18DEC04) after they failed to attend their final UK tour date. ...

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The Libertines Will Never Tour Again

20th December 2004 3:32

British rockers THE LIBERTINES shocked fans in France on Saturday night (18DEC04) by announcing they will never tour again - moments after PJ...

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Potter And Spider-man Battle For Effects Oscar

20th December 2004 3:32

Movies SPIDER-MAN 2 and HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN are battling for next year's (05) Best Visual Effects OSCAR. Seven films,...

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Jim Carrey Dominates Us Box Office

20th December 2004 3:32

JIM CARREY's movie LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS has debuted at the top of the American box office, after raking in $30.2 million...

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Sarandon Takes A Jab At Conservatives

20th December 2004 3:32

THELMA AND LOUISE star SUSAN SARANDON tried her hand at talk-show hosting on Friday night (17DEC04) - and she took the opportunity to take jabs at...

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Simpsons Mocks Beckham In Christmas Speech

20th December 2004 3:32

Animated housewife MARGE SIMPSON will mock soccer ace DAVID BECKHAM's alleged infidelity in the eagerly-awaited Christmas episode (25DEC04) of hit...

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De Niro Sings With Kermit

20th December 2004 3:32

Veteran actor ROBERT DE NIRO spread a little Christmas cheer on Saturday night (18DEC04), by singing along with KERMIT THE FROG. De Niro...

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Lying Stiller Got Tough With Streisand

20th December 2004 9:47

BEN STILLER decided to get tough with BARBRA STREISAND to persuade her to star in sequel MEET THE FOCKERS - by shouting at her. The funnyman was...

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Church's Barman Boyfriend

20th December 2004 9:47

Teenage soprano CHARLOTTE CHURCH has found her boyfriend KYLE JOHNSON a job as a barman - because he's uncomfortable living off her $12.4 million...

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Junior M.a.f.i.a. Return To Spotlight

20th December 2004 9:47

LIL' KIM's former hip-hop group JUNIOR M.A.F.I.A. are preparing to launch their first album since 1995, which will have its arrival heralded by an...

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Katona Warned Against Christmas Romance

20th December 2004 9:47

Friends have warned ex-ATOMIC KITTEN KERRY KATONA to avoid reality TV star FRAN COSGRAVE's advances during their Christmas holiday in Spain,...

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Coolio Hits The Road

20th December 2004 9:47

Veteran rapper COOLIO is preparing to go on a road trip for his latest movie role. The hip-hop star has signed up play a mentor/rapper and...

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Dion's Family Economised On Plates

20th December 2004 9:47

French-Canadian singer CELINE DION grew up so poor, she and her family used to turn their plates upside down after dinner so they could eat desert...

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Madonna: 'Let's Pray For Peace In 2005'

20th December 2004 9:47

Pop superstar MADONNA has asked her fans to pray for worldwide peace in a seasonal message on her website. The LIKE A VIRGIN singer, a devout...

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Busted Star Simpson Forgets Passport, Almost Misses Flight

20th December 2004 9:47

BUSTED star CHARLIE SIMPSON almost missed a Dublin gig last week (ends17DEC04) after he was banned from a flight to Ireland for forgetting his...

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Rick Fox Puts Home On The Market

20th December 2004 9:47

Former basketball star RICK FOX is solidifying the end of his marriage to singer and actress VANESSA WILLIAMS, by selling the Los Angeles home they...

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Doris Roberts Serves The Troops

20th December 2004 9:47

EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND star DORIS ROBERTS is bringing some seasonal cheer to soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, by serving them food. The...

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Barton's Bird Fear

20th December 2004 9:47

THE OC star MISCHA BARTON is ill at ease when she's in rustic surroundings - because she has a huge fear of birds. Birds petrify Barton, even...

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Degeneres Lands Stuntman Role For Assistant

20th December 2004 9:47

ELLEN DeGENERES has made one of her production assistants' dream come true - by landing him a stuntman role in the movie version of THE DUKES OF...

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Beckinsale's Career Turning Point

20th December 2004 9:47

KATE BECKINSALE has pinpointed her starring role in 2001's PEARL HARBOR as the moment she was catapaulted into the Hollywood lifestyle. The...

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Dicaprio Refuses To Change His Lifestyle

20th December 2004 9:47

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO refuses to allow his international fame to affect his lifestyle, instead preferring to change his behaviour depending on where he...

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Mckellen Rescues Spacey's Theatre

20th December 2004 9:47

British actor SIR IAN McKELLEN stepped in to rescue KEVIN SPACEY's troubled London theatre on Saturday (18DEC04) - by playing a show-stealing...

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Campbell And Usher 'On The Rocks'

20th December 2004 13:41

Supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL's relationship with R+B heart-throb USHER is reportedly on the rocks - because the singer's entourage are too...

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Twain's Miserable Childhood

20th December 2004 13:41

Country star SHANIA TWAIN's childhood was so impoverished, she was forced to sleep in freezing conditions. The THAT DON'T IMPRESS ME MUCH beauty...

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Matronic Creates Christmas Hating Video Game

20th December 2004 13:41

SCISSOR SISTERS star ANA MATRONIC is so sick of hearing Christmas songs over the festive season, she's creating a video game based on her hatred of...

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Bedingfield Returns To Crash Site

20th December 2004 13:41

Pop star DANIEL BEDINGFIELD has picked an unusual location to help mentally prepare him for his 2005 tour - the site of his near-fatal car crash. ...

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George Michael's Cousin Slams Lover Goss

20th December 2004 13:41

GEORGE MICHAEL's cousin has hit out at the singer's relationship with boyfriend KENNY GOSS, dubbing the Texan a liar. ANDROS GEORGIO is...

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Stefani's Creative Nightmares

20th December 2004 13:41

Pop beauty GWEN STEFANI welcomes nightmares into her sleep - because they provide her with outstanding songwriting material. The NO DOUBT...

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Healy: 'I'm Lucky To Be Alive'

20th December 2004 13:41

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY considers himself lucky to be alive after a convoy he was meant to join was ambushed by militants in Sudan last week...

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George Michael Was 'Used' By Halliwell

20th December 2004 13:41

GEORGE MICHAEL's cousin has accused GERI HALLIWELL of using the former WHAM! singer to maintain her fame, and ruining his friendship with the pop...

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Jackson's Phone Calls To Taylor 'Banned'

20th December 2004 13:41

Troubled legend MICHAEL JACKSON's attempts to contact his pal DAME ELIZABETH TAYLOR during the night have reportedly been blocked by the ailing...

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Moss To Enjoy A Rural Christmas

20th December 2004 13:41

British supermodel KATE MOSS will spend Christmas in the English countryside with friends and family. The 30-year-old will get away from it all...

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Beckinsale Bans Turkeys This Christmas

20th December 2004 13:41

British actress KATE BECKINSALE has banned her mother JUDY LOE from cooking a turkey this Christmas - because she finds the act "primal" and...

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Cruise Shows His Generosity

20th December 2004 13:41

Hollywood superstar TOM CRUISE stunned staff at a Virginia ice cream store, by donating $5,000 (GBP2,630) to a local charity appeal. The actor...

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Gervais: 'I've Turned Down Fame And Fortune'

20th December 2004 13:41

RICKY GERVAIS has turned down $18 million (GBP10 million) in earnings from a host of Hollywood roles, because he isn't motivated by money. The...

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Miller Slammed For Smoking

20th December 2004 13:41

Actress SIENNA MILLER upset organisers of a recent awards ceremony in America, by ignoring a security ban on smoking. Security staff at the...

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Springer Sparks Jewish Outrage

20th December 2004 13:41

Religious leaders are furious JERRY SPRINGER has been invited to front a prestigious dinner for the Jewish community, insisting his "values" are a...

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Bush Named Person Of The Year

20th December 2004 13:41

American President GEORGE W BUSH has emerged victorious after surviving an election and another 12 months of criticism - he's been crowned TIME...

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Streisand's Saturday Sex Sessions

20th December 2004 17:36

Singing legend BARBRA STREISAND still enjoys a healthy sexual relationship with her husband of six years JAMES BROLIN. The diva rarely discusses...

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Bono's Tribute To His Dad

20th December 2004 17:36

Irish rockers U2 filmed the video for their new single at a Dublin theatre where frontman BONO's father once performed. Bono - real name PAUL...

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Tlc: 'We're Not Replacing Left Eye'

20th December 2004 17:36

TLC singers ROZONDA 'CHILLI' THOMAS and TIONNE 'T-BOZ' WATKINS have lashed out at reports they are "replacing" their late bandmate LISA 'LEFT EYE'...

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Robbie: 'Drugs Were Best Time Of My Life'

20th December 2004 17:36

Pop heart-throb ROBBIE WILLIAMS has controversially hailed his hedonistic drug-taking past as the "best times" of his life. The MILLENNIUM...

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Grant's Grandfather Film Plans Blocked By Dad

20th December 2004 17:36

HUGH GRANT's quest to produce a movie based on his grandfather's heroic life has hit a major obstacle - his father has banned him from making it. ...

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Hall And Jagger Prepare For Family Christmas

20th December 2004 17:36

JERRY HALL is excitedly planning a traditional family Christmas this yuletide (04) - with her ex-husband SIR MICK JAGGER. The former model and...

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Parton's Squirrel Meal

20th December 2004 17:36

Busty country singer DOLLY PARTON prides herself on being experimental in the kitchen, and insists on pushing her carnivore status to the limit. ...

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Lopez 'Still The Same' Says Sister

20th December 2004 17:36

Latina beauty JENNIFER LOPEZ's sister insists fame hasn't changed the superstar singer, she just spends more money at Christmas. J.Lo is oft...

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Cage Meets The In-laws In Korea

20th December 2004 17:36

Hollywood star NICOLAS CAGE has flown to South Korea to meet his new wife ALICE KIM's family. The CON AIR actor has been travelling the world to...

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Johansson Goes 'Stale' At Home

20th December 2004 17:36

Actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON hates the final day of a movie shoot, because she dreads the boring time in between jobs. The stunning LOST IN...

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Neeson Plans Another Political Biopic

20th December 2004 17:36

Actor LIAM NEESON is desperate to bring another important figure in Northern Ireland's history to the big screen, following his turn in 1996 movie...

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Bardem Breaks Former Model's Nose

20th December 2004 17:36

Spanish actor JAVIER BARDEM accidentally broke a former model's nose while dancing at the New York launch party for his new movie THE SEA INSIDE. ...

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Clooney's Fast Food Xmas

20th December 2004 17:36

GEORGE CLOONEY has a simple request for Christmas, he wants a case of hot dogs. The multi-millionaire OCEAN'S ELEVEN star fell in love with a...

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Dicaprio's Royal Kissing Spree

20th December 2004 17:36

Hollywood actor LEONARDO DiCAPRIO set two royal hearts fluttering at the London premiere of THE AVIATOR last night (19DEC04) - when he kissed...

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Degeneres Still Close To Ex

20th December 2004 17:36

Comedienne ELLEN DeGENERES still has feelings for her ditched former girlfriend ALEXANDRA HEDISON. The pair split earlier this month (DEC04)...

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Ashanti Cuts Off Fake Friends

20th December 2004 21:16

R+B singer ASHANTI has shrunk her entourage after learning many of her employees "weren't who I thought they were". The FOOLISH singer has...

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Streisand Backs Stars Right To Talk Politics

20th December 2004 21:16

Outspoken superstar BARBRA STREISAND has defended celebritys' rights to speak out about politics, insisting there have always been strong links...

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Anti-drugs Group Slam Robbie's Narcotics Praise

20th December 2004 21:16

LATEST: British anti-drug charity DRUGSCOPE has condemned pop singer ROBBIE WILLIAMS for hailing his drug-taking days as "the best times in my...

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Young Buck Charged In Vibe Awards Melee

20th December 2004 21:16

LATEST: Rapper YOUNG BUCK was charged today (20DEC04) with stabbing a fellow performer in a dispute which led to a melee at last month's (NOV04)...

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Jackson's Lawyers Seek Six-week Trial Delay

20th December 2004 21:16

LATEST: MICHAEL JACKSON's lawyers are seeking a six-week delay in his child molestation trial, because they need more time to sort through the...

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Johansson Hoping For Date With Prince

20th December 2004 21:16

Hollywood beauty SCARLETT JOHANSSON has warned her boyfriend JARED LETO she's desperate to sample the company of another man - British royal PRINCE...

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Josh Brolin Arrested For Spousal Battery

20th December 2004 21:16

Actor JOSH BROLIN was arrested at his Los Angeles home yesterday (19DEC04) on charges of hitting his wife of four months, DIANE LANE. The HOLLOW...

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Confident Cowell Books Albert Hall

20th December 2004 21:16

Music mogul SIMON COWELL was so thrilled with the success of his latest talent show THE X FACTOR - he is already planning the second series. The...

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Wise's First Impression Of 'Caring' Thompson

20th December 2004 21:16

Actor GREG WISE has hailed his wife EMMA THOMPSON's caring nature on film sets - especially her habit of rubbing sun cream into the backs of...

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Confusion On Vanity Fair Set

20th December 2004 21:16

VANITY FAIR co-stars REESE WITHERSPOON and RHYS IFANS found making the costume drama confusing - because their names are pronounced the same way. ...

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King Names Maria Full Of Grace 2004'S Best Film

20th December 2004 21:16

Horror writer STEPHEN KING has given critically-acclaimed movie MARIA FULL OF GRACE the ultimate seal of approval - by naming it the best film of...

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Rosie O'donnell To Join Queer As Folk

20th December 2004 21:16

Comedienne ROSIE O'DONNELL is set to join the cast of TV show QUEER AS FOLK in its upcoming season. In the show, O'Donnell will play a character...

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Cage Waits To Have Kids

20th December 2004 21:16

OSCAR-winning actor NICOLAS CAGE in no rush to have children with his new wife ALICE KIM, preferring to spend their first few years together as a...

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