Music, Movie and Entertainment News 22nd December 2004

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Moore's Producers Receive Legal Threats

22nd December 2004 2:52

The producers of DEMI MOORE's latest movie HALF LIGHT are being threatened with legal action by a hotel manager who claims they refused to pay for...

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Kidman Set For Film Festival Honour

22nd December 2004 2:52

OSCAR-winning actress NICOLE KIDMAN will be honoured for "her passion for challenging and unusual material" at California's 16th annual PALM...

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Aniston's '$1,900 Sex Shop Spree'

22nd December 2004 2:52

Actress JENNIFER ANISTON allegedly added to speculations her four-year marriage to BRAD PITT is in trouble - by spending a staggering $1,900...

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Fergie Plans To Donate To Charity In 2005

22nd December 2004 2:52

BLACK EYED PEAS singer FERGIE is planning to reduce her jewellery collection and start giving more cash to starving kids in 2005. The LET'S GET...

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Morissette Has A Bad Reputation In Mexico

22nd December 2004 2:52

ALANIS MORISSETTE has a controversial reputation in Mexico - as a drug addict. The Canadian singer, who is known to fans elsewhere for being in...

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Bunton Receives Male Fan's Pay Slips

22nd December 2004 2:52

Former SPICE GIRL EMMA BUNTON has a male fan who's so devoted, he regularly posts her his pay slips. The WANNABE singer receives stacks of...

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West Inspires Franz Ferdinand's Rap Album

22nd December 2004 2:52

Rapper KANYE WEST has inspired FRANZ FERDINAND to ditch their rock image to and make hip-hop records instead. The TAKE ME OUT band's frontman...

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Keane's Oxley: 'Libertines Are Middle-class Liars'

22nd December 2004 2:52

KEANE star TIM RICE-OXLEY has accused THE LIBERTINES of lying about their "rough background" to improve their rock and roll image. The BEDSHAPED...

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Beckham 'Furious Elton And Hurley Are Brooklyn's Godparents'

22nd December 2004 2:52

Soccer ace DAVID BECKHAM is allegedly furious his wife VICTORIA has chosen rock superstar SIR ELTON JOHN and actress ELIZABETH HURLEY as their son...

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Handwritten Cobain Letter Sells For Thousands

22nd December 2004 2:52

A handwritten letter from KURT COBAIN to COURTNEY LOVE has been sold at an auction for $19,120 (GBP10,063). The two-page letter, which was sold...

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Ferry's Son Appears In Court

22nd December 2004 2:52

Rocker BRYAN FERRY's son OTIS appeared in court yesterday (21DEC04) accused of disorderly conduct after his violent pro fox-hunting protest in...

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Spice Girls Reunite For Beckham's Babies

22nd December 2004 2:52

VICTORIA BECKHAM is reuniting her former SPICE GIRLS bandmates for the christening of her two sons BROOKLYN and ROMEO tomorrow (23DEC04). EMMA...

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Murray 'Rents' Wife And Kids For Christmas Card Pose

22nd December 2004 2:52

Actor BILL MURRAY has dreamed up a bizarre Christmas card for his pals and loved ones - it features picture of him posing with a "rented" wife and...

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Jolie Voted Top Celebrity Do-gooder

22nd December 2004 2:52

OSCAR-winning actress ANGELINA JOLIE's efforts in helping the world's refugees have led to her being crowned the top Celebrity Do-Gooder by TWIST...

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Crowe Pens Letter For Illiterate Son

22nd December 2004 2:52

GLADIATOR hunk RUSSELL CROWE has written an emotional letter to his son CHARLES - yet the one-year-old is too young to read it. The OSCAR winner...

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Windsor: 'My Toyboy Stopped Me Killing Myself'

22nd December 2004 2:52

British actress BARBARA WINDSOR contemplated suicide during her 18-month ordeal with the debilitating Epstein-Bar Virus (EBV) - but was rescued by...

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Connery Blames Wife's French Roots For Her Ego

22nd December 2004 2:52

Movie legend SIR SEAN CONNERY has blamed his artist wife MICHELINE's French roots for her huge ego. The former JAMES BOND star insists his fame...

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Bunton: 'The Spice Girls Changed The World'

22nd December 2004 9:26

Singer EMMA BUNTON is in such awe of the achievements of her former band THE SPICE GIRLS, she believes they changed the world. The British star,...

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Motley Crue Reunion Is 'Wack', Says Tommy Lee

22nd December 2004 9:26

LATEST: Rocker TOMMY LEE has killed fans' excitement over MOTLEY CRUE's reunion - by announcing the music they're currently making is "kind of...

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Nia Long Gave Birth To Jill Scott

22nd December 2004 9:26

Sexy actress NIA LONG is such a huge fan of JILL SCOTT, she gave birth to her son listening to the soul star's music. The ALFIE actress relaxed...

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Aiken's Smash Hit Misses

22nd December 2004 9:26

LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS star LIAM AIKEN could have an even more impressive curriculum vitae - he turned down the lead role...

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Caviezel's Scary Home Look

22nd December 2004 9:26

JIM CAVIEZEL terrified his family by returning home in the form of a flesh-torn, bloody JESUS CHRIST while shooting THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST -...

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Penn's Early Drink

22nd December 2004 9:26

SEAN PENN was introduced to alcohol as a 12-year-old by his own grandmother. The actor, who has battled addictions throughout his career, fondly...

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Bacon Fails To Avoids Villainous Roles

22nd December 2004 9:26

Actor KEVIN BACON credits his wife KYRA SEDGWICK with persuading him to play a paedophile in new film THE WOODSMAN - because it contradicted his...

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Jolie Plans An Educational Christmas

22nd December 2004 9:26

ANGELINA JOLIE has confirmed she plans to spend the Christmas holidays in either India or Beirut, as part of her plan to teach her three-year-old...

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Bill Murray: 'I'm Being Poisoned'

22nd December 2004 9:26

LOST IN TRANSLATION star BILL MURRAY has a theory about his looks - he believes he's aged in the past few years because people having been...

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Ludacris Meets Fan With His Name On Her Teeth

22nd December 2004 9:26

Rap star LUDACRIS recently learned just how devoted his fans can be, when he met a girl with his name stitched into her teeth. The AREA CODES...

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Cowell's First-class Coffee

22nd December 2004 9:26

Music mogul SIMON COWELL is such a caffeine addict he's booked two first-class seats on his Christmas flight to Barbados for cases of his...

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Bedingfield Rules Out 'Slutty' Photo Shoots

22nd December 2004 9:26

British singer NATASHA BEDINGFIELD refuses to do raunchy photo shoots because she fears she'd be branded a slut. The SINGLE star agreed to pose...

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Lavigne Dresses Up As Waitress Onstage

22nd December 2004 9:26

Canadian pop star AVRIL LAVIGNE stunned fans at one of her recent concerts, when she waltzed onto the stage dressed as a scantily clad waitress. ...

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Method Man's First Name 'Dorkiest' In Rap

22nd December 2004 9:26

Hip-hop star METHOD MAN has topped a poll as the Rapper with the Dorkiest First Name. The rap star's real name of CLIFFORD SMITH has done little...

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Kapranos: 'Bedingfield Gets On My T*ts'

22nd December 2004 9:26

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has hit out at NATASHA BEDINGFIELD for being irritating and making awful records. The TAKE ME OUT singer...

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Santa Claus Film Crowned Worst Festive Movie

22nd December 2004 13:52

Low-budget movie SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS has landed the top spot in a new poll - listing the least popular Christmas films ever. The...

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Beckhams Plan Quiz Show Appearance

22nd December 2004 13:52

DAVID and VICTORIA BECKHAM are desperate to appear on a celebrity version of hit British TV quiz show WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? The pair...

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Tyson Not Afraid Of Dying

22nd December 2004 13:52

Former heavyweight boxer MIKE TYSON has no fear of dying, because his life "sucks" so much. The ex-champion - who's a self-confessed depressive...

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Hilton In Lesbian Sex Tape?

22nd December 2004 13:52

Hotel heiress PARIS HILTON has been struck with another sex tape scandal - this time featuring the sexy blonde frolicking with a woman. The...

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Potter Release Date Announced

22nd December 2004 13:52

LATEST: HARRY POTTER fans have already logged a vital date in their 2005 diaries - the eagerly awaited sixth installment will hit book store...

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Dicaprio And Maguire Strike Back

22nd December 2004 13:52

Hollywood stars LEONARDO DiCAPRIO and TOBEY MAGUIRE are being sued for $38 million (GBP20 million), after allegedly trying to block a short film...

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Witnesses Claim Blake Didn't Help Dying Wife

22nd December 2004 13:52

Actor ROBERT BLAKE refused to help his dying wife, a Los Angeles court heard yesterday (21DEC04). Witness SEAN STANEK, who testified at the...

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Healy Enlightened By Sudanese Trip

22nd December 2004 13:52

Scots rocker FRAN HEALY found his trip to Sudan enlightening - it made him realise how kids in the UK have it easy. The TRAVIS frontman recently...

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Carey's Diamond Stockings

22nd December 2004 13:52

Superstar singer MARIAH CAREY is planning a special surprise Christmas present for close female friends and family - a pair of $28,500 (GBP15,000)...

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Madonna Accepts Ritchie's Flaws

22nd December 2004 13:52

Pop superstar MADONNA credits the Kabbalah with helping her accept husband GUY RITCHIE's annoying habits. The MATERIAL GIRL singer - who married...

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Beckham Determined Not To Be Out-glammed

22nd December 2004 13:52

Pregnant superstar VICTORIA BECKHAM has banned guests from upstaging her at the her sons' Christmas christening. A host of A-list stars are...

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Doherty To Pay Out Big On Trashed Gear

22nd December 2004 13:52

LATEST: Rocker PETE DOHERTY's riot-inducing no-show at a recent London concert is poised to cost the singer dearly - because the support act's...

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Stewart Hangs Wood Portrait In Toilet

22nd December 2004 13:52

Rock veteran ROD STEWART has paid out on a self-portrait painted by his FACES pal RONNIE WOOD - and hung it in his lavatory. The MAGGIE MAY star...

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George Michael Dubbed 'Dull' By Snubbed Host

22nd December 2004 13:52

GEORGE MICHAEL is a "dull a*se of a man", according to a British talk show host whose show the singer snubbed. The former WHAM! star turned down...

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Dogg Sues Over 'Assault' Threats

22nd December 2004 13:52

Rapper SNOOP DOGG has filed a lawsuit that claims a woman and her lawyers demanded $5 million (GBP2.63 million) to keep quiet about an alleged...

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Farrell Cried For Son

22nd December 2004 17:22

COLIN FARRELL frequently broke down in tears while shooting historic epic ALEXANDER, because he missed his baby son. Farrell missed the...

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Connery To Keep Ladies Out Of Book

22nd December 2004 17:22

SIR SEAN CONNERY has warned fans hoping to learn sordid details about his romantic past that he'll take "those secrets to the grave". The former...

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Johansson Begins Weapons Training

22nd December 2004 17:22

SCARLETT JOHANSSON is already undergoing intensive weapons training ahead of her role in action sequel MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III - even though...

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Dead Like Me Dead

22nd December 2004 17:22

American TV show DEAD LIKE ME has become the latest ratings casualty after network SHOWTIME ditched it from their schedule. Showtime sources...

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Rodman To Strip For Peta

22nd December 2004 17:22

Eccentric former basketball star DENNIS RODMAN is to become the first man to strip naked for animal charity PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF...

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Thurman To Take Kidman's Place In Producers

22nd December 2004 17:22

UMA THURMAN will take NICOLE KIDMAN's place in the forthcoming movie version of THE PRODUCERS. Kidman was forced to pull out of the role of...

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Scorsese Facing Legal Action

22nd December 2004 17:22

MARTIN SCORSESE is being sued by a movie producer who claims he's owed money stemming from a film the director agreed to make in 1990. THE...

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Matronic's Fantasy Pagan Christmas

22nd December 2004 17:22

SCISSOR SISTERS star ANA MATRONIC despises popular Christmas traditions - and would prefer to jump over a fire with her favourite witches. The...

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Slash Followed Richards

22nd December 2004 17:22

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist SLASH credits ROLLING STONE KEITH RICHARDS with inspiring him to become a musician. The rocker grew up watching...

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Kanye Expected Success

22nd December 2004 17:22

KANYE WEST wasn't surprised by the success of his debut album COLLEGE DROPOUT, he knew it was good. The LP took the music industry by surprise...

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Doherty: 'I'll Return To The Libertines If I'm Asked'

22nd December 2004 17:22

Estranged THE LIBERTINES frontman PETE DOHERTY has appealed on British television to be allowed to return to the band. The singer - who was...

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Fassie Died From Overdose

22nd December 2004 17:22

South African singer BRENDA FASSIE died from a drug overdose, not an asthma attack as previously reported. The 39-year-old star, one of the...

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Son Seal Dies

22nd December 2004 17:22

American blues singer SON SEALS has died of complications arising from diabetes. He was 62. The popular singer - who lost his battle with the...

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Charles Estate Battles Child Support Demands

22nd December 2004 17:22

Late great RAY CHARLES has become the focus of a court hearing aiming to establish if he's the father of an ex-mistress' teenage son. Unemployed...

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Olsen Twin 'Signs Up For Acting Lessons'

22nd December 2004 22:07

Teen screen star ASHLEY OLSEN is using university to expand her acting knowledge too - she has signed up for drama classes. Olsen, 18, has been...

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Tony Curtis' 'Son' Offers His Sperm On The Internet

22nd December 2004 22:07

Women around the world are being offered the chance to have TONY CURTIS' grandchildren - if they're willing to pay $10,000 (GBP5,263) for the...

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Cambodian Government Bans Pop Song

22nd December 2004 22:07

The Cambodian government has banned a pop song about a Buddhist monk falling in love. Officials in the south-east Asian country were furious...

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Eve Considered Quitting Sitcom

22nd December 2004 22:07

Rapper-turned-actress EVE considered quitting her TV sitcom during it's first season, because she was so overwhelmed with her heavy workload. ...

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50 Cent Bans Socks Over Christmas

22nd December 2004 22:07

Hip-hop star 50 CENT is warning his friends and relatives to leave one gift off their Christmas lists - socks. The IN DA CLUB rapper maintains...

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Doherty: 'I'm Not A Bad Role Model'

22nd December 2004 22:07

Rocker PETE DOHERTY has defended a British magazine's decision to name him Cool Icon Of 2004, insisting his young fans couldn't care less about his...

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Houston's Oscar Confusion

22nd December 2004 22:07

Singing sensation WHITNEY HOUSTON infuriated BURT BACHARACH at rehearsals for the 2000 ACADEMY AWARDS - by singing the wrong song. The MY LOVE IS...

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Brown To Visit Iraq?

22nd December 2004 22:07

Funk legend JAMES BROWN has offered to sing for both American and Iraqi troops in the war-torn Middle Eastern country. The LIVING IN AMERICA...

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Stolen Black Sabbath Discs Found

22nd December 2004 22:07

LATEST: Stolen gold and silver discs won by OZZY OSBOURNE's band BLACK SABBATH have been recovered after thieves dumped them behind recycling...

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Dame Edna Joins Opera For New Year's Eve

22nd December 2004 22:07

Former ALLY McBEAL star DAME EDNA EVERAGE is set to show off her operatic skills at New York's Metropolitan Opera's New Year's Eve gala on 31...

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Bundchen Gets Advice As A Christmas Gift

22nd December 2004 22:07

Supermodel GISELE BUNDCHEN gets a practical Christmas gift from her father every year - a letter advising her on all the areas she needs to improve...

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Mourners Flock To Poe Funeral

22nd December 2004 22:07

Thousands have gathered in the Philippine capital of Manilla to mourn movie star-turned-politician FERNANDO POE JR, who died of a stroke on 13...

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Sopranos Creator Claims Thrown Out

22nd December 2004 22:07

A New Jersey judge's quest to seek cash he claims is owed to him for co-creating hit TV show THE SOPRANOS has been upheld in court, because no...

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Travolta And Newton-john To Make Grease Sequel?

22nd December 2004 22:07

JOHN TRAVOLTA and OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN are reportedly in talks to star in a sequel to their movie GREASE - 26 years after the hit musical debuted. ...

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Latest Harry Potter Book Already Number One

22nd December 2004 22:07

LATEST: The sixth book in the HARRY POTTER series is already number one in British sales - even though it won't be released until 16 July (05). ...

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