Music, Movie and Entertainment News 23rd December 2008

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Brancato Cleared Of Murder

23rd December 2008 0:12

SOPRANOS actor LILLO BRANCATO JR has been cleared of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an off-duty policeman in 2005. Officer Daniel...

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Corinne Bailey Rae's Husband Died Of Accidental Overdose

23rd December 2008 1:06

A coroner has ruled the husband of singer Corinne Bailey Rae died after an accidental overdose of methadone and alcohol.The body of Jason Rae, 31,...

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Rapper Forte Released

23rd December 2008 8:22

Rapper JOHN FORTE has vowed to help young people "understand they have options" following his release from a New Jersey federal prison on Monday...

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Bailey Rae Unaware Of Husband's Methadone Use

23rd December 2008 8:22

British soul star CORINNE BAILEY RAE's late husband often used drugs during nights out, the singer has told an inquest into his death. Saxophonist...

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Spears' Dad Awarded Pay Rise

23rd December 2008 8:22

A U.S. judge has granted BRITNEY SPEARS' father JAMIE an increase in his monthly payments as conservator of the singer's estate. Jamie Spears was...

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Blige And Jay-z Sued

23rd December 2008 8:22

Rapper JAY-Z and MARY J. BLIGE are facing legal action from two disgruntled musicians who allege they wrote one of the singer's tunes. In a lawsuit...

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Jackson Blasts Ill Health Rumours

23rd December 2008 8:22

MICHAEL JACKSON has announced he is preparing for a comeback world tour, blasting recent reports he is suffering from a deadly lung condition. ...

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Hilton: 'Thief Is Not A Stranger'

23rd December 2008 8:22

PARIS HILTON fears she may be acquainted with the man who robbed her California mansion - because the thief knew the exact locations of her most...

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Brancato Cleared Of Murder

23rd December 2008 8:22

SOPRANOS actor LILLO BRANCATO JR has been cleared of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an off-duty policeman in 2005. Officer Daniel...

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Dunst Wins Restraining Order Against Intruder

23rd December 2008 8:22

Actress KIRSTEN DUNST has been awarded a permanent restraining order against an intruder found on her estate last month (19Nov08). Dunst won court...

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Will.i.am Stunned By Jackson Visit

23rd December 2008 8:22

BLACK EYED PEAS star WILL.I.AM was stunned when MICHAEL JACKSON knocked on his door - because he idolised the pop star while growing up in a poor...

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Mccartney's Effortless Album

23rd December 2008 8:22

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's latest album ELECTRIC ARGUMENTS was written and recorded in less than two weeks. The former Beatle has teamed up with The Verve...

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Jackson's New Luxury Mansion

23rd December 2008 8:22

MICHAEL JACKSON has taken out a $100,000 (GBP70,000)-a-month lease on a new mansion - just one month after relinquishing his debt-steeped Neverland...

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The Streets Star 'To Be A Dad'

23rd December 2008 8:22

THE STREETS frontman MIKE SKINNER is reportedly set to become a dad for the first time. The British rapper is thrilled after learning his...

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Minnelli Calls On Garland To Get Through Gruelling Show

23rd December 2008 8:22

Veteran entertainer LIZA MINNELLI keeps her energy up during gruelling performances of her Broadway show by calling on the memory of her late mother,...

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Ronson Thanks Fans For Support After Hospital Stay

23rd December 2008 8:22

LINDSAY LOHAN's girlfriend SAMANTHA RONSON is recovering at home following her admission to a California hospital to treat an alleged struggle with...

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Stewart Struggles To Cope With Newfound Fame

23rd December 2008 8:22

TWILIGHT actress KRISTEN STEWART is struggling to cope with her newfound fame - because she has yet to adjust to crazed fans recognising her on the...

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Spade Pays For Police Guns

23rd December 2008 8:22

Comedian DAVID SPADE gave his hometown police force an early Christmas gift - a $100,000 (GBP67,570) donation which will fund the purchase of 300...

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Hoffman's Nipple Slip

23rd December 2008 8:22

DUSTIN HOFFMAN's attempt to surprise reporters with a guinea pig in his pocket came back to bite him - when the critter started gnawing on his nipple...

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Pitt's Holiday Gift Hunt For Jolie

23rd December 2008 8:22

BRAD PITT had to enlist a less-famous friend to buy his Christmas gift for partner ANGELINA JOLIE - because shop clerks thought he was a prank...

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Twilight Bites Its Way To UK Box Office Top Spot

23rd December 2008 9:51

Vampire romance Twilight has debuted at number one in the UK box office charts.The Summit Entertainment film, based on Stephenie Meyer's novel, took...

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Michael Jackson Rep Denies 'Lung Transplant' Claims

23rd December 2008 10:02

Michael Jackson is "in fine health" and does not need a lung transplant, his representative has said in a statement.Writer Ian Halperin - who has...

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Plant 'Still Cold On Led Zep Rumours'

23rd December 2008 11:50

ROBERT PLANT has said he is still in regular contact with his former LED ZEPPELIN bandmate JIMMY PAGE, but has again played down the chances of a...

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Ian Brown 'Planning New Album'

23rd December 2008 11:50

IAN BROWN is planning to release a new album in august next year, the singer has claimed.The former STONE ROSES frontman revealed the plans on his...

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Ciara Enlists Superhero For Fantasy Ride

23rd December 2008 12:16

R+B star CIARA has enlisted the help of a superhero for her forthcoming album FANTASY RIDE - after creating her own comic book character, SUPA C. ...

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Madonna's Wine Indulgence

23rd December 2008 12:16

MADONNA is set to enjoy a luxury holiday season after reportedly splashing out $7,500 (GBP5,000) on wine laced with silver. The Material Girl is...

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Williams Cancels Christmas For Sick Mum

23rd December 2008 12:16

ROBBIE WILLIAMS has put Christmas on hold - he will celebrate the festive season when his mother is released from hospital following heart surgery. ...

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Record Bosses To Quit Illegal Download Lawsuits

23rd December 2008 12:16

Record industry chiefs in the U.S. have pledged to quit taking legal action against music fans who illegally download songs. The Recording Industry...

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Ferry Denied Bail

23rd December 2008 12:16

BRYAN FERRY's son OTIS is to spend Christmas behind bars after a judge turned down his latest bail request. Otis Ferry was arrested in September...

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Four Tops And Martin To Receive Grammy

23rd December 2008 12:16

The FOUR TOPS and Rat Pack star DEAN MARTIN are among the stars set to receive a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement. The doo-wop quartet, best...

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Cox Fights With Fame

23rd December 2008 12:16

COURTENEY COX tries to remain upbeat when she is out in public - because she can't stand it when cameras catch her in a bad mood. The former Friends...

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Blaine Chills For Charity

23rd December 2008 12:16

Illusionist DAVID BLAINE has backed a charity initiative to donate coats to those in need by standing out in the freezing New York weather without a...

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Lohan 'Boosts Ronson's Booking Fee'

23rd December 2008 12:16

SAMANTHA RONSON is benefiting from her relationship with LINDSAY LOHAN - the DJ's booking fee has reportedly increased by nearly twenty times since...

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Labeouf Recovering From Hand Surgery

23rd December 2008 12:16

SHIA LaBEOUF has undergone a second operation on his hand five months after he was injured in a car crash in Los Angeles. The actor had surgery...

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Kidman's Yacht Angers Locals

23rd December 2008 12:16

Hollywood actress NICOLE KIDMAN has upset locals in her native city of Sydney, Australia, by mooring her yacht outside an exclusive apartment block,...

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Actors Strike Vote Postponed

23rd December 2008 12:16

A union vote on whether Hollywood will stage an actors strike next year (09) has been postponed. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is due to ballot its...

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Stiller Breaks Hand

23rd December 2008 12:16

Hollywood funnyman BEN STILLER is recovering after breaking his hand in a snowboarding accident. The actor was admitted to New York's Mount Sinai...

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Fascinating Fact 6571

23rd December 2008 12:16

Late comedian BERNIE MAC will be honoured by New York's Ujamaa Black Theater in a special production about the comic, who died of pneumonia last...

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The Things They Say 10593

23rd December 2008 12:16

"I almost prefer it when people don’t wonder, 'Well, what’s my motivation?' I’m a WOODY ALLEN kind of director. Your motivation is,...

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The Things They Say 10592

23rd December 2008 12:16

"I've been around for twice as long as I thought I would." Actor SAMUEL L. JACKSON on celebrating his 60th birthday on Sunday (21Dec08).

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Dick's Alcohol Bracelet Singalong

23rd December 2008 12:16

ANDY DICK gave American TV audiences a holiday treat - when he sang an original song on air about his alcohol monitoring bracelet. He struck a deal...

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Beetlejuice Actor Loses His Home

23rd December 2008 12:16

BEETLEJUICE star GLENN SHADIX is devastated after fire destroyed his home in Alabama. The actor is reported to have left his property on Monday...

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Madison Wants To Propose

23rd December 2008 12:16

GIRLS NEXT DOOR star HOLLY MADISON is desperate to follow her fellow Playboy Playmate KENDRA WILKINSON down the aisle by tying the knot with her...

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Ricky Gervais To Present Golden Globe Award

23rd December 2008 15:49

British actor Ricky Gervais has been announced as one of the awards presenters for the upcoming Golden Globes.The comedian has won three of the...

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Strictly Christmas Special Hit By Voting Mix-up

23rd December 2008 16:00

The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special had to be halted during recording after the judges' votes left four couples in joint first place.The...

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Hetfield In Talks Over Fence Battle

23rd December 2008 16:21

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD has met with officials in California in relation to his recent feud with hikers over his plans to block off a...

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Mayer Helps Sick Kids

23rd December 2008 16:21

JENNIFER ANISTON's rocker boyfriend JOHN MAYER has helped spread holiday cheer by playing a private concert at a children's hospital in New York. ...

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Wentz + Simpson Plan More Kids

23rd December 2008 16:21

Rocker PETE WENTZ and his wife ASHLEE SIMPSON are keen to expand their family after welcoming their first child this year (08). The couple became...

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Montag + Pratt Opt Out Of Marriage

23rd December 2008 16:21

THE HILLS stars HEIDI MONTAG and SPENCER PRATT have called time on their marriage - they have decided against making their union official. The...

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Fascinating Fact 6572

23rd December 2008 16:21

MICHAEL EAVIS, the founder of Britain's GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, will receive the Midem Green World Award in January (09), for his commitment to...

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Coyne's Cooked Up Dining Disasters

23rd December 2008 16:21

FLAMING LIPS frontman WAYNE COYNE was so bored by his early stint as a cook in an American chain restaurant, he entertained himself by ruining his...

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Blur Top Myspace Survey

23rd December 2008 16:21

BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN has another reason to celebrate - his animated band GORILLAZ are the most popular on the internet. The cartoon rockers...

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Road Honour For Elton

23rd December 2008 16:21

Officials in SIR ELTON JOHN's home town want to name a road after him - because they were so impressed with his concerts in Las Vegas. The Rocket...

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Beckinsale Eyes Catwoman Role

23rd December 2008 16:22

British actress KATE BECKINSALE would love to play CATWOMAN in the next BATMAN movie - because she is determined to take on more action roles. ...

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Sandler: 'I'm Still A Loser'

23rd December 2008 16:22

Funnyman ADAM SANDLER may be a Hollywood star but he still feels like a "loser". The Big Daddy actor admits that although he does relish his success...

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Hilton Buys Pink Car

23rd December 2008 16:22

PARIS HILTON is in the pink - she has treated herself to a $200,000 (GBP135,000) rose-coloured Bentley. The socialite splashed out on her dream car...

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Craig's Russian Block

23rd December 2008 16:22

JAMES BOND star DANIEL CRAIG had difficulties learning Russian for his new film - and nearly gave up because he found it so difficult. The British...

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Golden Globe Names New Presenters

23rd December 2008 16:22

Actors SETH ROGEN, AMY POEHLER, JENNIFER LOPEZ and SALMA HAYEK have been tapped as presenters for the 2009 Golden Globe Awards. The group joins...

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Cox's Marriage Vow

23rd December 2008 16:22

Former FRIENDS star COURTENEY COX is determined to make her marriage to DAVID ARQUETTE last - the couple enlists in therapy sessions to get through...

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The Things They Say 10594

23rd December 2008 16:22

"Leo and I would play this silly game of 'Guess the press questions'. We would do versions of the questions and versions of the answers between...

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Watson's University Fears

23rd December 2008 16:22

University-bound actress EMMA WATSON is terrified her future classmates will take advantage of the millions she has amassed from starring in the...

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King's Raunchy Music Taste

23rd December 2008 16:22

American actress JAIME KING was left red-faced as a youngster when her dad found her music diary - because she was hooked on writing down the lyrics...

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Screen Actors Guild Postpones Strike Vote

23rd December 2008 16:32

The Hollywood actor's union has postponed a vote on a possible strike due to a split among its members.While 2,542 of the Screen Actors Guild's (SAG)...

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Christmas With The A-list Babies

23rd December 2008 18:02

It's been a baby-filled 2008, with Angelina Jolie, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez among the big name mums who...

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Ex Cbs News Chief Defends Rather Probe

23rd December 2008 18:49

Former CBS News President Andrew Heyward has defended CBS's decision to appoint a prominent conservative to head the investigation into Dan Rather's...

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Super Bowl Spot To Be Split Eight Ways

23rd December 2008 18:49

A Los Angeles-based ad agency, Cesario Migliozzi, has paid NBC $3 million for a 30-second spot to air during next year's Super Bowl and will use it...

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Monday Looked Like A Summer Rerun Night

23rd December 2008 18:49

With many people involved in last-minute shopping and otherwise making preparations for the Christmas holiday, ratings for the broadcast networks on...

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Tina Fey Entertainer Of The Year

23rd December 2008 18:49

Tina Fey has been named Entertainer of the Year by Associated Press editors and broadcast producers throughout the country. "Fey was selected by AP...

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Box Office Retreats

23rd December 2008 19:00

After remaining slightly ahead of 2007's total grosses through most of the year, due largely to increased ticket prices, the box office slipped...

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Sag Postpones Strike Vote

23rd December 2008 19:00

Acknowledging that division within the Screen Actors Guild over a strike-authorization vote "does not help our effort to get an agreement from the...

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Netflix Starts Streaming Hd Movies Via Its Settop Boxes

23rd December 2008 19:00

Netflix has begun offering high-definition movies streamed directly to television sets via its Roku player. Netflix began streaming HD titles via...

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Dark Knight A Hit On Dvd, Not On Pirate Sites

23rd December 2008 19:00

Although DVDs and Blu-ray discs of Warner Bros.' The Dark Knight were snatched up in record numbers last week as they made their debut in retail...

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3d Horror Flick Coming January 16

23rd December 2008 19:10

Lionsgate plans to release My Bloody Valentine 3D on January 16, making it the first three-dimensional horror film to be released in U.S. theaters in...

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Man Sentenced In T.i. Pal's Murder Case

23rd December 2008 22:36

One of the brothers convicted of killing rapper T.I.'s former assistant and friend has been sentenced to 66 years to life in prison. On Tuesday...

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Armstrong To Be A Father

23rd December 2008 23:31

Cycling ace LANCE ARMSTRONG has received good news in time for Christmas - the sports star is reportedly set to be a dad for the fourth time. The...

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