Music, Movie and Entertainment News 23rd December 2004

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Man Shot At Ja Rule's Post-concert Party

23rd December 2004 3:24

A post-concert party hosted by JA RULE ended on a bad note early Monday morning (20DEC04), when a man was shot shortly after a fight. According...

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Sheridan Declares Herself Tv's 'Poorest Actress'

23rd December 2004 3:24

Actress NICOLETTE SHERIDAN claims she's the "poorest actress on television" - despite the phenomenal success of her new show DESPERATE...

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Tobey Maguire To Model?

23rd December 2004 3:24

SPIDER-MAN star TOBEY MAGUIRE is poised for a new career - as a model. The Hollywood actor's girlfriend JEN MEYER, is an executive for fashion...

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Carradine Enjoying Hip-hop Western

23rd December 2004 3:24

KILL BILL - VOL 2 star DAVID CARRADINE is revelling in his role as "the token white guy" in a new hip-hop western alongside rappers WYCLEF JEAN and...

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Kidman Dreamed Of Becoming A Mother At 17

23rd December 2004 3:24

OSCAR-winning actress NICOLE KIDMAN was so desperate to become a mother before adopting, she dreamed about having children when she was just 17...

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Dafoe And Girlfriend Team Up Onscreen

23rd December 2004 3:24

Actor WILLEM DAFOE will co-star with his real-life girlfriend, GIADA COLAGRANDE, in a movie the couple wrote together. THE WIDOW'S LOVER tells...

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Kudrow To Get Inaugural Sundance Honour

23rd December 2004 3:24

LISA KUDROW and her HAPPY ENDINGS co-stars, LAURA DERN and MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL, will be honoured next month (JAN05) with the first ever Spirit of...

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Electra Returns To The Beach

23rd December 2004 3:24

Former BAYWATCH beauty CARMEN ELECTRA is heading back to the beach, after signing up to star in American TV series SUMMERLAND. The sexy actress...

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Danner Defies Paltrow's Orders

23rd December 2004 3:24

Veteran actress BLYTHE DANNER fears she's angered her intensely private daughter GWYNETH PALTROW, after showing off a picture of the blonde...

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Hoffman A Granddad

23rd December 2004 3:24

Actor DUSTIN HOFFMAN is celebrating after becoming a first-time grandfather earlier this month (DEC04) - but the good news has led to him...

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Del Toro Set To Marry?

23rd December 2004 3:24

Actor BENICIO DEL TORO is finally ready to settle down with newgirlfriend, model and actress SARA FOSTER, according to pals. The FEAR AND...

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Tupac Lands Third Number One Album Since Death

23rd December 2004 3:24

Late rapper TUPAC SHAKUR has landed at the top of America's BILLBOARD 200 with his latest album LOYAL TO THE GAME - making it his third posthumous...

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Tenants Of Hotel On Doors Album Cover File Lawsuit

23rd December 2004 3:24

Tenants of Los Angeles' Morrison Hotel, which is pictured on the cover of THE DOORS' 1970 album of the same name, have filed a "slumlord" lawsuit...

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Britney Named Top Star Of 2004

23rd December 2004 3:24

BRITNEY SPEARS' headline-grabbing antics over the course of the year, have sealed her the number one spot in TV show ACCESS HOLLYWOOD's Top Ten...

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The Turtles Sue Us Restaurant Chain

23rd December 2004 3:24

The members of 1960s band THE TURTLES are suing an American restaurant chain, after used their 1967 hit HAPPY TOGETHER in its commercials. The...

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Queen To Play Second Mandela Concert

23rd December 2004 3:24

The members of QUEEN are heading back to South Africa to perform a second concert for NELSON MANDELA to raise cash in the fight against HIV and...

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Aguilera's Photographer Battle Lands In Court

23rd December 2004 3:24

The battle between CHRISTINA AGUILERA and a paparazzo made its way to court yesterday (22DEC04), in a pre-trial hearing to decide if any cash...

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Korn's Record-breaking Noisy Concert Sparks Lawsuit

23rd December 2004 3:24

Rock band KORN staged such a loud concert at the Ford Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida, all future performances at the venue are facing a ban. The...

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Blanchett's Double Motherhood Issues

23rd December 2004 9:42

Actress CATE BLANCHETT feared she wouldn't be able to devote much attention to her second child - because she loved her first offspring so much. ...

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Jameson's Porn Set Embarrassments

23rd December 2004 9:42

Porn star JENNA JAMESON is often left embarrassed during the filming of her adult movies, because she sometimes falls over while having sex in a...

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'Tired' Kaczmarek Loves Small Malcolm Scripts

23rd December 2004 9:42

Actress JANE KACZMAREK loves it when her MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE character LOIS only has a few lines in episodes of the hit comedy - because it means...

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Spacey's Darin Portraits

23rd December 2004 9:42

Actor KEVIN SPACEY has developed such an obsession with singer BOBBY DARIN, he's commissioned six oil portraits of himself playing the singer in...

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Cheadle Dreams Of An Oscar

23rd December 2004 9:42

DON CHEADLE is dreaming of ACADEMY AWARD success next year (05), because of the boost it would give his career. The OCEAN'S ELEVEN actor is...

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Moss Portrait Expected To Fetch $6 Million Plus

23rd December 2004 9:42

A portrait of supermodel KATE MOSS painted by artist LUCIEN FREUD is expected to fetch $6.65 million (GBP3.5 million) at auction next year (05). ...

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Farrell: 'I'm Paid Too Much'

23rd December 2004 9:42

The $15 million (GBP7.9 million) COLIN FARRELL was paid to star in ALEXANDER was far too much, according to the actor himself. The Irish star is...

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Razorlight's Nme Declaration Backfired

23rd December 2004 9:42

Arrogant RAZORLIGHT rocker JOHNNY BORRELL embarrassed himself at the NME Awards earlier this year (04) by bragging he was the only musician there...

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Bunton Moves To New York

23rd December 2004 9:42

Former SPICE GIRL EMMA BUNTON is moving to New York, in a bid to make it as a solo artist in America. The singer has failed to score more than a...

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Ferdinand Thrive On Independence

23rd December 2004 9:42

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are convinced their huge success is down to the creative freedom their record company has given them. In the...

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Bono Not Impacted By Illegal Internet Sales

23rd December 2004 9:42

U2 frontman BONO is too rich to feel threatened by the damage file-sharers are inflicting on the music industry. The charismatic VERTIGO star's...

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Doherty Threatens Morrissey With Violence

23rd December 2004 9:42

Troubled rocker PETE DOHERTY vows to enact violent revenge on his hero MORRISSEY, after the former SMITHS icon refused to shake his hand. ...

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U2 Deny Stealing Their New Album

23rd December 2004 9:42

Irish rockers U2 have blasted conspiracy theories they arranged for their latest album to be stolen in France - but confess even the country's...

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Love: 'I Was Not Going To Jump Off My Roof'

23rd December 2004 9:42

Troubled rocker COURTNEY LOVE has bitterly blasted a passer-by for frantically informing the emergency services that she was standing on a roof,...

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Keys Lands Lead Movie Role

23rd December 2004 13:51

Singer ALICIA KEYS is thrilled to be making her big screen debut - in a film about a real-life pianist. The FALLIN' star will take the lead role...

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Stiller To Team Up With Coogan

23rd December 2004 13:51

BEN STILLER is teaming up to make a movie with STEVE COOGAN, because he's a big fan of the comedian's BBC TV work. MEET THE PARENTS actor...

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Gervais Delighted To Be Writing The Simpsons

23rd December 2004 13:51

GOLDEN GLOBE-winning comic RICKY GERVAIS has fulfilled his lifetime's ambition - he is writing an episode of THE SIMPSONS. The British OFFICE...

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Roberts Almost Never Made It To Hospital

23rd December 2004 13:51

JULIA ROBERTS almost failed to make it to hospital to give birth to her twins last month (28NOV04) - because her car broke down. The...

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Cruise Sends 'Scientology Christmas Card' To Beckhams

23rd December 2004 13:51

TOM CRUISE is reportedly attempting to convert pals VICTORIA and DAVID BECKHAM's religious beliefs - after sending them a Christmas card promoting...

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Clooney Not Engaged To Me, Says Snowdon

23rd December 2004 13:51

Actor GEORGE CLOONEY's reported engagement to LISA SNOWDON has been rubbished by the British TV presenter - because she refuses to live in...

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Cleese 'A Second' Away From Fatal Car Crash

23rd December 2004 13:51

Veteran actor JOHN CLEESE is relishing being alive - after his chauffeur fell asleep and narrowly avoided a fatal crash "by about a second". The...

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Pitt Annoyed With Aniston For Not Wearing Ring

23rd December 2004 13:51

LATEST: Hollywood actor BRAD PITT is furious with his wife JENNIFER ANISTON for being photographed not wearing her wedding ring earlier this week...

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Skinner Shows His Seasonal Spirit To Fans

23rd December 2004 13:51

THE STREETS star MIKE SKINNER is so delighted with his latest electrical gadget, he's bought a horde of them for his loyal fans. The DRY YOUR...

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Williams: 'My Kids Will Be Embarrassed By My Nudity'

23rd December 2004 13:51

ROBBIE WILLIAMS fears his future children will be forever embarrassed by his presence - because he plans to wander his household permanently...

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Gallaghers Plan Boozy Christmas Party

23rd December 2004 13:51

OASIS stars NOEL and LIAM GALLAGHER are teaming up for a new venture - as hosts of a boozy Christmas (04) party. The warring brothers are...

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Mccartney Thanks Staff With A White Christmas

23rd December 2004 13:51

Festive SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has thanked his road crew by throwing a Christmas party for them - and covering the ground with snow. The former...

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George Michael: 'I Sound Like A Girl'

23rd December 2004 13:51

Pop superstar GEORGE MICHAEL thinks he sounds like a "girl" on some of his old WHAM! hits. The British singer credits the 1984 Wham! seasonal...

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Bedingfield Suffering From Winter Depression

23rd December 2004 13:51

British singer DANIEL BEDINGFIELD is relying on the support of friends to get through his depression - as he battles Seasonal Affective Disorder...

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Kate Bush Returns After 12-Year Gap

23rd December 2004 13:51

Reclusive singer KATE BUSH is stepping back into the limelight with a new album after a 12-year break. The WUTHERING HEIGHTS star quit the music...

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Badly Drawn Boy Sues For Unpaid Royalties

23rd December 2004 13:51

British singer BADLY DRAWN BOY is suing his former record label for $540,000 (GBP300,000) in unpaid royalties. The musician - real name DAMON...

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Williams Demands Credit For His Songwriting Talents

23rd December 2004 13:51

ROBBIE WILLIAMS has blasted critics for assuming all his greatest hits were composed by his former songwriting partner GUY CHAMBERS. The British...

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Electra's Benny Hill Fascination

23rd December 2004 17:41

Former BAYWATCH beauty CARMEN ELECTRA has uncovered her all-time comedy hero - lewd British legend BENNY HILL. The American actress has declared...

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Scorsese Hated Filming On Golf Course

23rd December 2004 17:41

MARTIN SCORSESE considers filming on a golf course as his worse moment during the making of THE AVIATOR - as he prefers to "stay indoors". The...

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Thompson's Husband's Pain Over Having Just One Child

23rd December 2004 17:41

EMMA THOMPSON's husband GREG WISE found the idea of having only one child "brutal" as he wanted a large family. The SENSE AND SENSIBILITY actor,...

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The Lord Of The Rings Triumphs Again

23rd December 2004 17:41

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING has won yet another accolade - it's been voted film of the year in a British TV poll. Viewers of...

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Stewart Lends Support To Peta

23rd December 2004 17:41

MARTHA STEWART has honoured a commitment to help PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA) record their Christmas (04) message, despite...

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Roberts: 'I Hate Being Filmed And Photographed'

23rd December 2004 17:41

Actress JULIA ROBERTS hates being the focus of camera lenses, despite working in front of them for a living. The ERIN BROCKOVICH beauty - who's...

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Perry Develops Online Gambling Addiction

23rd December 2004 17:41

Former FRIENDS star MATTHEW PERRY has reportedly developed a new passion since the hit TV show ended this year (04) - online gambling. The...

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Paltrow And Martin Plan Baby Number Two

23rd December 2004 17:41

GWYNETH PALTROW and CHRIS MARTIN are reportedly eager to expand the size of their family, and are already trying for another baby. The celebrity...

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Westlife Brings Joy To Fan

23rd December 2004 17:41

WESTLIFE star SHANE FILAN has brought joy to a teenage girl fan recovering from life-saving surgery - by contacting her while she was in...

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Busted Star Causes Trouble After Missing Passport

23rd December 2004 17:41

LATEST: BUSTED singer CHARLIE SIMPSON has inadvertently become embroiled in an airport scandal after he was allowed to board a plane without photo...

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Ashanti To Turn Author

23rd December 2004 17:41

R+B beauty ASHANTI is plotting a new career away from music - as an author. The sexy singer wants to follow in MADONNA's footsteps and transform...

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Busted School Campaign Banned

23rd December 2004 17:41

A new UNIVERSAL RECORDS initiative asking school pupils to promote pop bands BUSTED and McFLY has been suspended following an investigation by...

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Williams Slams La Women As 'Unsuitable' For Marriage

23rd December 2004 17:41

Pop hunk ROBBIE WILLIAMS concedes he'll never find a wife while he's living in Los Angeles - because none of the city's women are suitable for...

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Madonna's Oscar Fury

23rd December 2004 17:41

MADONNA flew into a rage when two backstage workers at the 1991 OSCARS made errors affecting the perfectionist singer, according to an explosive...

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Police Chief: 'I Was Wrong To Treat Ross So Well'

23rd December 2004 17:41

The police chief who helped send DIANA ROSS to jail on admits he was wrong to allow the pop legend such a luxurious stint behind bars. The CHAIN...

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J.lo Sued By Ex-husband

23rd December 2004 17:41

Latina superstar JENNIFER LOPEZ is being sued by her ex-husband OJANI NOA, who claims the singer wrongly fired him as the manager of her California...

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Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind Tops Magazine Poll

23rd December 2004 21:52

JIM CARREY and KATE WINSLET's critically acclaimed movie ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND has been named the Top Film of 2004 by magazine US...

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Winfrey And Hanks Voted 'Nicest' Celebrities

23rd December 2004 21:52

OPRAH WINFREY and TOM HANKS have topped a poll of the "nicest" celebrities. In a USA TODAY/CNN/GALLUP POLL of 1,002 adults, Winfrey and Hanks...

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Keanu Goes Virtual

23rd December 2004 21:52

THE MATRIX star KEANU REEVES is taking on a new role - in the virtual world. A virtual version of the actor will be the main character in...

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Hoffman's Grandson At Centre Of Circumcision Debate

23rd December 2004 21:52

DUSTIN HOFFMAN's grandson AUGUSTUS is at the centre of a ratings debate - the newborn's parents are at odds over whether or not they should...

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Connery 'Touched' By Morocco Honour

23rd December 2004 21:52

SIR SEAN CONNERY feels extra "touched" to be honoured by the Moroccan government - because he met his wife in the country. While the...

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Ledger Brings Williams Home

23rd December 2004 21:52

Hollywood hunk HEATH LEDGER's burgeoning romance with MICHELLE WILLIAMS is hotting up - the actor has taken the former DAWSON'S CREEK beauty home...

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Osbourne Attacks Hudson And Tyler's Husbands

23rd December 2004 21:52

Hollywood actress KATE HUDSON and LIV TYLER have been accused of "selling themselves short" by SHARON OSBOURNE, because they have married "has-been...

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Freddie Perren Dies

23rd December 2004 21:52

GRAMMY-winning producer and songwriter FREDDIE PERREN has died following a long illness. He was 61. Perren, who died on 16 December (04) in...

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Osbourne: 'Rockers Who Don't Cheat On Their Wives Are Gay'

23rd December 2004 21:52

Rock matriarch SHARON OSBOURNE insists musicians who don't cheat on their wives when they are away on tour are either "gay" or "mutants". The...

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Crows Frontman Sings For Kids

23rd December 2004 21:52

COUNTING CROWS frontman ADAM DURITZ is taking a break from writing moody songs - to record an album for children. The MR JONES star acquired the...

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Simpson And Cabrera Together Again?

23rd December 2004 21:52

ASHLEE SIMPSON has sparked speculation she's reignited her romance with RYAN CABRERA, after the stars were spotted smooching at a New York event. ...

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Williams Gets 'Buzz' From Getting On Stage

23rd December 2004 21:52

British singer ROBBIE WILLIAMS gets a natural high from performing on stage, now he's kicked his drink and drugs addiction. Despite his stage...

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Terror Squad Star In Car Accident

23rd December 2004 21:52

TERROR SQUAD rapper REMY MARTIN is recovering at home after being injured in a traffic accident in New York City. Martin's manager SHONTE...

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Fan Pays Thousands For Lunch With Bon Jovi

23rd December 2004 21:52

A lucky fan of JON BON JOVI is preparing to have lunch with the rocker - after paying $11,500 (GBP6,052) for the privilege. The BON JOVI...

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Carradine 'Surprised' By Tarantino's Globes Snub

23rd December 2004 21:52

Veteran actor DAVID CARRADINE is "surprised" director QUENTIN TARANTINO failed to land a GOLDEN GLOBE nomination for his efforts on the movie KILL...

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