Music, Movie and Entertainment News 24th January 2006

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Garrett Gives Last Interview Before Drug Rehab Lockdown

24th January 2006 2:57

Fallen pop icon LEIF GARRETT sat down for one TV interview as he went from prison to rehab over the weekend (21-22JAN06). The 1970s pop pin-up was...

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Fascinating Fact 883

24th January 2006 2:57

MARY J BLIGE and U2 will team up again to perform at the Grammy Awards on 8 February (06). The R+B star performed a duet with BONO on the band's ONE...

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Waters Blames Poor Material On Mccartney

24th January 2006 2:57

PINK FLOYD rocker ROGER WATERS uses an imaginary SIR PAUL McCARTNEY to diffuse tension when he is working in the studio. The COMFORTABLY NUMB...

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The Things They Say 1106

24th January 2006 2:57

"She was lovely, but she's, like, a super model diva. She doesn't travel anywhere without 500 pairs of shoes and 82 dresses. It was too much." Rocker...

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Rapper Jacki-o Files For Bankruptcy

24th January 2006 2:57

Female rapper JACKI-O has filed for bankruptcy, despite enjoying a successful recording career. The Miami-based hip-hop star claims her assets...

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Hallyday Refused To Mime At Nrj Awards

24th January 2006 2:57

French rocker JOHNNY HALLYDAY refused to take to the stage at Saturday night's (21JAN06) NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France, after he was asked to...

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Reed Slams Factory Girl

24th January 2006 2:57

Acclaimed rocker LOU REED has branded SIENNA MILLER a "whore" for agreeing to play ANDY WARHOL's muse EDIE SEDGWICK in upcoming biopic FACTORY...

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Spears Rescued By Paparazzi During Breakdown

24th January 2006 2:57

Pop star BRITNEY SPEARS got help from an unlikely source when her car broke down on a Los Angeles freeway on Sunday night (22JAN06) - the paparazzi...

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Kaiser Chiefs Dominate Nme Awards Nominations

24th January 2006 2:57

British rockers KAISER CHIEFS are set to dominate the ShockWaves NME Awards next month (FEB06), after landing a record seven nominations. The I...

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The Things They Say 1110

24th January 2006 2:57

"My wife wants me to fire my agent." DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star JAMES DENTON regrets hosting Saturday's (21JAN06) Miss America pageant."

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Lopez Plans Reggaeton: The Movie

24th January 2006 2:57

JENNIFER LOPEZ is jumping on hip-hop's latest trend for a new movie project. Her Nuyorican Productions film company has acquired the rights to...

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The Things They Say 1109

24th January 2006 2:57

"If I'm sitting at home channel surfing and there's nothing else on, and I run across a movie that I'm in, I'll watch it. I love watching me. I think...

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Hayek Wore Zellweger's Rejected Gown To Oscars

24th January 2006 2:57

FRIDA star SALMA HAYEK wore a gown RENEE ZELLWEGER had rejected for the Oscars as a last minute replacement when her own gown ripped. Hayek was...

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Longoria's Man Asked Jamie To Love His Lady

24th January 2006 2:57

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star EVA LONGORIA landed a part in JAMIE FOXX's sexy new video UNPREDICTABLE after her boyfriend called the Oscar-winner to see...

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The Things They Say 1108

24th January 2006 2:57

"I'd be a good godfather. I'm the perfect godfather." GEORGE CLOONEY offers up his services to pal BRAD PITT and his pregnant girlfriend ANGELINA...

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Ocean's Thirteen Looking To Return To Vegas

24th January 2006 2:57

Producers for OCEAN'S TWELVE sequel, OCEAN'S THIRTEEN, have been talking to Las Vegas, Nevada hotel boss STEVE WYNN about shooting a large portion of...

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Mother Jailed For Chosing Springer Over Kids

24th January 2006 2:57

A mother has been jailed for leaving her three young children home alone while she and her boyfriend attended a taping of THE JERRY SPRINGER SHOW. ...

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Tyra Gets A Second Season

24th January 2006 2:57

Supermodel TYRA BANKS has scored such a hit with her US talk show, it has been picked up for a second season. Banks, who retired from the catwalk...

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Back Problem Forces Clooney To Cut Back On His Boozing

24th January 2006 2:57

GEORGE CLOONEY has been forced to cut back on his alcohol intake after suffering a spinal injury a year ago (05) - because he's still having regular...

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Jackson Plans To Retire From Action Films

24th January 2006 2:57

SAMUEL L JACKSON is planning to retire from action films at the end of 2006 because he no longer thinks he'll be believable shaping up to...

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Thompson And Branagh Consider Working Together Again

24th January 2006 2:57

British acting stars EMMA THOMPSON and KENNETH BRANAGH are considering teaming up again on the big screen because they think they'll make better...

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Branson Convinces Moss To Publish Autobiography

24th January 2006 2:57

KATE MOSS has signed a $1.8 million (GBP1 million) deal for the rights to her autobiography, after Virgin mogul SIR RICHARD BRANSON convinced her she...

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The Things They Say 1107

24th January 2006 2:57

"I've always fantasised about women who can twirl their breasts in opposite directions. I've tried, but I can only get one going." GOLDFRAPP...

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Hank Williams' Wife's Silver Dollar Car Sold At Auction

24th January 2006 9:30

A silver dollar-coated car once owned by country legend HANK WILLIAMS' wife AUDREY sold for $195,000 (GBP108,300) at a classic vehicle auction in...

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Elton Launches Red Piano Line

24th January 2006 9:30

SIR ELTON JOHN has teamed up with bosses at piano firm Yamaha to produce a limited edition red keyboard. The Elton John Limited Edition Signature...

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Mottola Buys Rights For Rap Tv Show

24th January 2006 9:30

Music mogul TOMMY MOTTOLA has snapped up the TV rights to the book QUEENS REIGNS SUPREME: FAT CAT, 50 CENT AND THE RISE OF THE HIP-HOP HUSTLER. ...

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American Idol Stalker Denied Bail

24th January 2006 9:30

AMERICAN IDOL finalist JESSICA SIERRA is "relieved" after a US judge denied bail to the man accused of stalking her. The 20-year-old reality TV...

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Taylor To Be Honoured By Big Names

24th January 2006 9:30

Singer/songwriter JAMES TAYLOR is set for a star-studded tribute when BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, STING and PAUL SIMON take to the stage to honour him as the...

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Lopez Sparks Pregnancy Rumours After Baby Buying Spree

24th January 2006 9:30

JENNIFER LOPEZ has sparked rumours that she is pregnant, after indulging in an extravagant babywear shopping spree with husband MARC ANTHONY. The...

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Fascinating Fact 884

24th January 2006 9:30

THE VILLAGE star BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD's godfather is actor HENRY WINKLER, who co-starred with her father, RON HOWARD, on HAPPY DAYS.

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Arquette Plans Documentary About Pms

24th January 2006 9:30

DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN star ROSANNA ARQUETTE is planning to direct a new documentary about pre-menstrual tension - and she wants US senator...

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Schwarzenegger's Hamster Gift

24th January 2006 9:30

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER said 'I love you' with a hamster at the weekend (22JAN06), when he bought his youngest daughter a rodent pet. The movie...

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Astin Lands 24 Role During Chiropractic Session

24th January 2006 9:30

Actor SEAN ASTIN landed his latest role on the hit series 24 after he cornered the show's creator in his underwear during a chiropractic session. ...

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Arquette Ditches Sex Change Tv Show

24th January 2006 9:30

DAVID ARQUETTE's drag queen brother ALEXIS has called off his planned reality TV sex change show over fears the project would make him look like a...

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Clooney's Rude Encounter With Aunt Rosemary's Pals

24th January 2006 9:30

GEORGE CLOONEY was shocked when he worked as a driver for his late aunt ROSEMARY CLOONEY - because the singer and her pals were so crude and bawdy. ...

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Indian Film Features Real Crooks

24th January 2006 9:30

A new Indian movie directed by NABH KUMAR RAJU is raising eyebrows, because it features a cast of convicts. The film-maker specifically asked for...

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Thompson Delighted Men Are Sobbing About Mcphee

24th January 2006 9:30

British actress EMMA THOMPSON is thrilled her new movie reduced grown men to tears - because she always dreamed of touching the hearts of fathers. ...

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Chickenpox Shuts Down Production Of My Name Is Earl

24th January 2006 9:30

Producers of hit US comedy MY NAME IS EARL have been forced to halt work on the show, after its star JASON LEE contracted the highly contagious...

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Oscar Winner Mcdaniel Honoured With Stamp

24th January 2006 9:30

Late GONE WITH THE WIND star HATTIE McDANIEL is to be honoured with her own US postage stamp. The Oscar winner's nephew EDGAR GOFF and grandniece...

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The Things They Say 1113

24th January 2006 9:30

"When we were on tour with COLDPLAY I made a jumpsuit for CHRIS MARTIN." GOLDFRAPP frontwoman ALISON GOLDFRAPP is a prolific knitter.

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The Things They Say 1112

24th January 2006 9:30

"The thing is, people who wear fur are always so ugly. The coat just makes them even uglier." SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's animal rights campaigner wife...

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Goldfrapp Thanks Sound Of Music For Success

24th January 2006 9:30

GOLDFRAPP frontwoman ALISON GOLDFRAPP credits her strict convent schooling with inspiring her singing career, because she spent her childhood...

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The Things They Say 1111

24th January 2006 9:30

"I love knitting. I have a friend who knits fabulous sweaters. After I saw her doing it, I got into it. Now I'm hooked." R+B star KELIS talks about...

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All Saints Confirm Reunion

24th January 2006 13:41

LATEST: British girl group ALL SAINTS have confirmed rumours they are reuniting after a four-year hiatus. The four singers, SHAZNAY LEWIS, MELANIE...

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Madonna And Guy 'Haven't Split'

24th January 2006 13:41

Pop superstar MADONNA has angrily hit back at rumours her five-year marriage to GUY RITCHIE is in trouble. The HUNG UP hitmaker, who...

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Bana Grateful For Munich Delay

24th January 2006 13:41

Australian actor ERIC BANA was delighted when film bosses told him filming on MUNICH would be delayed, because it gave him more time to master the...

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No Reunion For Friends

24th January 2006 13:41

LATEST: Producers of the hit show FRIENDS have hit out at claims the six stars are set for a money-spinning reunion. According to reports,...

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Did Cruise Cut Holmes Nude Scenes?

24th January 2006 13:41

A sex scene between KATIE HOLMES and AARON ECKHART has been deleted from new movie THANK YOU FOR SMOKING - leading insiders to claim her fiance TOM...

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Ferdinand Star In Danger

24th January 2006 13:41

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS fears the band's Australia and New Zealand tour is causing him to waste away - because he's burning calories...

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The Things They Say 1114

24th January 2006 13:41

"Some secrets a girl does not share." MADONNA vows never to start her own beauty range.

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Shakira Cashes In

24th January 2006 13:41

Colombian singer SHAKIRA is set to make a $2.5 million (GBP1.4 million) profit after putting her Miami Beach, Florida, home on the market. The...

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Church Chooses Dance To Shed The Pounds

24th January 2006 13:41

Welsh pop star CHARLOTTE CHURCH is taking dance lessons with celebrity trainer KEVIN ADAMS, in a bid to beat her expanding waistline. The CRAZY...

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Geldof: 'I Will Make Aid Pledges Happen'

24th January 2006 13:41

Live 8 organiser SIR BOB GELDOF has vowed to ensure politicians stick to the aid pledges they made at last year's (JUL05) G8 summit in Scotland. ...

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Dynamite Accused Of Second Assault

24th January 2006 13:41

British R+B star MS DYNAMITE is in trouble with the police again - after being accused of assaulting a woman in a Chinese restaurant in October...

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The Things They Say 1117

24th January 2006 13:41

"I've been having an affair with a very famous actress and I want out. She's also having my child... I'm going to have a child in about a week. I'm...

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The Things They Say 1116

24th January 2006 13:41

"I had to cross WESLEY SNIPES off the list for the role of a callow, white Anglo-Saxon Protestant neo-fascist." TOMMY LEE JONES jokes about the...

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Businessman Seeks Electra As Opera Companion

24th January 2006 13:41

Hollywood beauty CARMEN ELECTRA is being courted to accompany an Austrian businessman to the Vienna Opera Ball next month (23FEB06). RICHARD...

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The Things They Say 1115

24th January 2006 13:41

"There's a new OSAMA BIN LADEN tape. We haven't heard from him in about a year. Experts say it's current because in the tape he references the HILARY...

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Klum: 'I Am Not A Natural Model'

24th January 2006 13:41

German supermodel HEIDI KLUM is shocked by her catwalk success, because she couldn't even smile for the camera when she started out. The...

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Beckinsale Blames Boob Job Rumours On Aviator

24th January 2006 13:41

KATE BECKINSALE regrets gaining weight for her role in THE AVIATOR, because her suddenly voluptuous frame fuelled rumours she has undergone breast...

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Foxx Develops Tv Show

24th January 2006 13:41

Oscar winner JAMIE FOXX is set to use his fame to resurrect the careers of fallen rock stars in a new reality TV show. The singer/actor is...

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Gervais Plans Move To Us

24th January 2006 13:41

THE OFFICE creator RICKY GERVAIS is shunning his native Britain to set up home in America. The actor and comedian, who recently scripted his very...

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Farrell Tips Kilcher For Greatness

24th January 2006 13:41

COLIN FARRELL has tipped "amazing" teen actress Q'ORIANKA KILCHER as Hollywood's brightest rising star, after being impressed by her "soulfulness". ...

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Abc Has Its Best Week Since The Oscars

24th January 2006 15:42

For the second consecutive week, ABC drew the most 18-49-year-old viewers, the demographic group that advertisers prize the most, Nielsen Research...

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Critic Demands That Gibson "Come Clean" On Holocaust

24th January 2006 15:42

A report in Tuesday's New York Times that Mel Gibson's Icon productions is involved in producing a four-part miniseries set against the World War...

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Trade Paper Predicts Disney Will Reap $3 Billion From Radio Sale

24th January 2006 15:42

The Walt Disney Co. could realize as much as $3 billion from the sale of its radio properties, Radio & Records reported on its website today...

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Cnn's Pipeline A Pip, Say Critics

24th January 2006 15:42

CNN's new Pipeline service, which allows viewers to watch four "pipes" of live television at any time of the day, is receiving much applause from...

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Narnia: The First Reviews

24th January 2006 15:42

The first British reviews of Disney's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe are the kind movie ads are made of. Consider...

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Time Warner's Parsons Responds To Carl Icahn

24th January 2006 15:42

After weeks of avoiding a public confrontation with corporate raider Carl Icahn, Time Warner Chairman Dick Parsons on Tuesday responded indignantly...

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Publisher Dowling Quits Hollywood Reporter

24th January 2006 15:42

Robert Dowling resigned Tuesday as editor-in-chief and publisher of the Hollywood Reporter. Today's (Wednesday) Los Angeles Times attributed his...

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Musical Sets Box-office Records In China

24th January 2006 15:42

Perhaps Love, the first Chinese musical to be produced in more than 40 years, is setting box-office records on the Chinese mainland, China Daily...

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Abc Is Golden Again

24th January 2006 15:42

ABC's resurgence was clearly on display Monday night as it dominated the TV awards categories at the 63rd annual Golden Globes ceremonies. The...

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Globes Draw Ratings Gold

24th January 2006 15:42

There may not have been any movie blockbusters in the running for Golden Globe awards Monday night, but the telecast performed well in the ratings...

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A Paramount Name In A Cbs World?

24th January 2006 15:42

Days after Viacom/CBS Chairman Sumner Redstone gave his blessing to direct competition between the two companies he now heads, CBS's studio arm is...

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Lifetime Loses Lifeline At Dish

24th January 2006 15:42

Echostar's DISH satellite system has apparently severed its ties with the Lifetime network for good. With Lifetime urging its viewers to drop DISH...

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7th Heaven Yanked Because Of Cost, Says Wb Chief

24th January 2006 15:42

Executives of The WB network say they are not canceling 7th Heaven because of poor ratings -- it is their second highest-rated show behind Gilmore...

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Iran Bans Cnn, Then Unbans It

24th January 2006 15:42

Iran today (Tuesday) banned CNN reporters from the country, then lifted the ban after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asked that the...

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Go For Broke(back) Following Globes Win

24th January 2006 15:42

Brokeback Mountain appeared to gallop far ahead of the pack in the annual Oscar derby Monday as it picked up four Golden Globe Awards, including...

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Hoodwinked: What Big Box Office It Has, Grandma

24th January 2006 15:43

Box office analysts found themselves downright hoodwinked Monday as studio estimates for the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday indicated that...

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Utah Entrepreneur Angered By Question About Brokeback

24th January 2006 15:43

Utah entrepreneur Larry Miller became agitated Monday when a radio reporter approached him and asked why he had decided to cancel Brokeback...

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Should Abc Have Brought Back Dick Clark?

24th January 2006 15:43

Dick Clark returned to the New Year's Eve festivities Sunday night, just over a year after suffering a stroke. It was, the Washington Post's media...

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New Year's Eve Ratings Fall Like Ball In Times Square

24th January 2006 15:43

ABC's Times Square coverage Saturday night featuring Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest, and Hilary Duff posted an 8 rating and a 15 share during the 11:00...

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Echostar Pulls Lifetime Off Its Satellite Service

24th January 2006 15:43

EchoStar Communications announced Sunday that it had yanked the Lifetime Television channel and Lifetime Movie Network from its DISH network...

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Viacom: The Split Is Now Official

24th January 2006 15:43

Viacom on Sunday announced that it has completed the spinoff of its broadcasting units, which include CBS-TV, UPN, CBS Radio, CBS.com, CBS Outdoor,...

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Report: Bill Bennet To Join Cnn

24th January 2006 15:43

Former Secretary of Education and drug czar Bill Bennett is close to signing an agreement to join CNN as a political analyst, replacing the...

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Box Office Experiences Worst Drop Since 1985

24th January 2006 15:43

Despite a box-office surge in December thanks to the success of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and King Kong,...

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David Says He Won't See Brokeback; Finds Supporters

24th January 2006 15:43

In a satirical Op-Ed piece appearing in Sunday's New York Times, Seinfeld co-creator and writer Larry David, lampooned straight male moviegoers who...

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Chinese Computer Manufacturer "Sponsors" Bollywood Film

24th January 2006 15:43

Lenovo, China's largest manufacturer of personal computers, is "sponsoring" a Bollywood movie in advance of making a push into the Indian PC...

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Schieffer Says Morale Is Up At Cbs News

24th January 2006 15:43

Reports that CBS is continuing to woo Katie Couric to anchor the CBS Evening News have had the effect of boosting morale at the news division, the...

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Cronkite: Like Vietnam, War In Iraq Is Unwinnable

24th January 2006 15:43

Walter Cronkite, whose 1968 statement that he thought that the war in Vietnam was unwinnable was thought to have turned the tide of public opinion...

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Lifetime Dishes It Out With Dish

24th January 2006 15:43

The Lifetime cable network's battle with Echostar's DISH satellite service has grown more volatile as the two companies go into a second week of...

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Cbs To Launch One-minute "Microseries"

24th January 2006 15:43

CBS is planning to launch a one-minute-long "microseries" that will air during one of the commercial breaks in the 9:00 pm. hour every night of the...

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U.k. Film Industry To Boost Itself On Cable

24th January 2006 15:43

The British film industry is planning to launch its own 24-hour channel next month to promote newly released films, Britain's Guardian newspaper...

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What Price Glory? $13.5 Million

24th January 2006 15:43

Disney's Glory Road was no match for last year's inspiring-coach movie Coach Carter and Paramount's Last Holiday certainly was no Meet the...

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More "Sold Out" Signs Posted At Brokeback Theaters

24th January 2006 15:43

Once again, the box-office champ on a per-theater basis over the first three days of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was Focus Features'...

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Philippine Movie Industry "Now Clinically Dead," Says Director

24th January 2006 15:43

The Filipino film industry which only recently turned out more than 200 films a year, will produce only about 25 in 2006 and faces extinction...

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Memoirs Of A Geisha Abruptly Canceled In China

24th January 2006 15:43

The Chinese premiere of Memoirs of a Geisha, which aroused controversy in China and Japan after three leading Chinese film stars, Zhang Ziyi, Gong...

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Oscar Winner Shelley Winters Dies

24th January 2006 15:44

Shelley Winters, who started out in movies as a blonde bombshell and enjoyed a long career playing overweight, overbearing characters, died...

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Valenti Re-emerges As Tv Defender

24th January 2006 15:44

Hoping to convince conservative religious groups and family activists that they already have the tools necessary for keeping undesirable programs...

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Hardball's Matthews Compares Bin-laden With Michael Moore

24th January 2006 15:44

A remark by MSNBC's Chris Matthews in which he said that Osama bin-Laden "sounds like an over-the-top Michael Moore here, if not a Michael Moore"...

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Abc Will Now Permit Web Users To Watch Its Online News Service Free

24th January 2006 15:44

Continuing to search for a profitable business model for online news video, ABC said Thursday that it will now permit consumers to watch its ABC...

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Many Hdtv Set Owners Can't Watch Hdtv, Says Study

24th January 2006 15:44

Nearly half the owners of HDTV sets are unable to receive programs in high-definition because they do not subscribe to HDTV packages from their...

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Brokeback Remains On Top Of Mountain

24th January 2006 15:44

Brokeback Mountain retained its position at the top of the midweek box office for a second day in a row Wednesday although playing in just 682...

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Movie Reviews: End Of The Spear

24th January 2006 15:44

Underworld: Evolution , starring Kate Beckinsale, is expected to become the No. 1 film at the box office this weekend, but it was not screened for...

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Movie Reviews: Looking For Comedy In The Muslim World

24th January 2006 15:44

Albert Brooks's Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World is receiving even harsher criticism than the Christian film, and not at all because of the...

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Nfc Title Game Tops, But Housewives Beats It

24th January 2006 16:17

What Sunday night's NFC title game between the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers may have lacked in excitement, it made up for in ratings....

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Echostar Claims Lifetime Has Ended Talks

24th January 2006 16:17

EchoStar Communications, which operates the DISH satellite service charged today (Monday) that Lifetime Television had broken off talks over a new...

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Wing Clipped

24th January 2006 16:17

The West Wing will see the inauguration of a new president at the end of the current season, but he will not return to preside over his first...

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Olympics Creates Strange Bedfellows

24th January 2006 16:17

In an unprecedented arrangement between two rival broadcasting companies, ESPN.com, owned by the Walt Disney Co., has agreed to feature NBC's...

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Lost Cast Members Become Instant Millionaires

24th January 2006 16:17

The members of the cast of ABC's Lost have found wealth. The Hollywood Reporter reported today (Monday) that Disney's Touchstone Television has...

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Brokeback: A Sure Bet For Oscar Victory?

24th January 2006 16:17

Coming down the stretch towards the Oscars on March 5, Brokeback Mountain increased its lead Sunday night by winning top honors from the Producers...

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Another Horror Movie Wins Box-0ffice Title

24th January 2006 16:17

Demonstrating yet again that there's nothing so reliable as a cheap horror flick to turn a quick profit at the box office, Sony Screen Gems'...

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Disney Board To Consider Buying Pixar

24th January 2006 16:17

The members of Disney's board of directors convened for their regular meeting on Sunday and were expected to hold another session today (Monday),...

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Redford Depressed Over Proposed Butch Cassidy Remake

24th January 2006 16:17

Robert Redford has told a British interviewer that he found the idea of a remake of his 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid depressing....

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Cannes Smiles On The Da Vinci Code

24th January 2006 16:17

The Cannes Film Festival announced over the weekend that it had chosen Sony-Columbia's The Da Vinci Code, based on the Dan Brown best-seller and...

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Melua Defends 'Uncool' Music

24th January 2006 17:27

Jazz singer KATIE MELUA insists she doesn't care if some people think her music is 'uncool' - because it comes from the heart. The 21-year-old...

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Combs Plans To Be The Ultimate Bad Boy

24th January 2006 17:27

Rap mogul SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS is determined for his record label to end 2006 as the most successful in the music business, because he's disappointed...

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Babyshambles Guitarist Rejoins

24th January 2006 17:27

Guitarist PATRICK WALDEN rejoined BABYSHAMBLES onstage last night (23JAN06), just two weeks after the PETE DOHERTY-fronted band played their first...

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Bay City Rollers In Court Over Coke Charges

24th January 2006 17:27

Former BAY CITY ROLLERS singer LES McKEOWN appeared in court today (24JAN06) accused of conspiring to supply cocaine. The 50-year-old Scottish...

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Postal Service Accuse Apple Of Plagiarism

24th January 2006 17:27

Cult rockers POSTAL SERVICE have accused computer giant Apple of filming a "shot-for-shot" remake of one of their music videos for a TV commercial...

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Madonna Accepts Jovi's Apology, Still Waiting For Elton's

24th January 2006 17:27

LATEST: MADONNA has accepted JON BON JOVI's apology for criticising her parenting skills, but is still waiting for SIR ELTON JOHN to apologise for...

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Martin Recommends No Bread Diet

24th January 2006 17:27

Comic actor STEVE MARTIN has become a diet expert after shedding 25 pounds (11.3 kilograms) to make new movie SHOPGIRL. Martin, who stars...

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Law Nanny Scared Of Miller's Threat

24th January 2006 17:27

JUDE LAW's former mistress DAISY WRIGHT is considering a visit to the police after SIENNA MILLER made threatening comments about her in an...

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Beckinsale Laughs Off Marriage Trouble Rumours

24th January 2006 17:27

British actress KATE BECKINSALE has dismissed rumours her marriage is in trouble - insisting the media assume all celebrity couples play away. The...

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Zane And Brook To Share Spotlight

24th January 2006 17:27

Celebrity couple BILLY ZANE and KELLY BROOK want to star in a London West End show together. The pair fell in love on the set of thriller THREE in...

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24 Chaos As Actress Kirshner Is Arrested For Drug Use

24th January 2006 17:27

Actor CARLOS BERNARD found himself in trouble after a prank to arrest 24 co-star MIA KIRSHNER held up filming and cost producers a fortune. ...

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Fiennes Returns To Broadway

24th January 2006 17:27

Hollywood star RALPH FIENNES is returning to Broadway, New York, for the first time since treading the boards as HAMLET 10 years ago. The Tony...

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Witherspoon Finds A New Agent

24th January 2006 17:27

Hollywood star REESE WITHERSPOON has finally found a talent agent, after eight months without representation. Fresh from her Golden Globe win last...

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Prince Charles Sues Former Secretary

24th January 2006 17:27

British royal PRINCE CHARLES is set to sue his former secretary SARAH GOODALL for exposing palace secrets in her forthcoming book THE PALACE...

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Trump Sues Author Over Tell-all

24th January 2006 17:27

DONALD TRUMP has filed a $5 billion (GBP2.7 billion) lawsuit against the author of a book on the property mogul, claiming it is full of lies. THE...

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Beesley Celebrates Williams' Sobriety

24th January 2006 17:27

British pop singer ROBBIE WILLIAMS' newfound sobriety saved his longterm friendship with actor MAX BEESLEY. The pair met during their teenage...

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Mccartney Mills Shocked By Hatred

24th January 2006 17:27

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's wife HEATHER MILLS McCARTNEY is stunned by the hatred she arouses in some people - but insists it is all down to jealousy. ...

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Fascinating Fact 885

24th January 2006 17:27

HARRY POTTER author JK ROWLING is set to visit Romania this week (ends27JAN06) to be the guest of honour at a fundraising dinner. The British writer...

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The Things They Say 1118

24th January 2006 17:27

"It's such a thrill to have JAMES in my life. I love being with him, he's so damn cute - he's always laughing. I wish I could become his best...

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Mcgregor Visits Beatrix Potter Exhibition

24th January 2006 17:27

Scottish star EWAN McGREGOR was spotted doing some research for a new movie last week when he visited a BEATRIX POTTER art exhibition in London. ...

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Farrell's Irresistible Smell

24th January 2006 17:27

Irish heart-throb COLIN FARRELL has revealed the secret behind success with women - his natural smell. The ALEXANDER star has been linked to a...

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Kidman Insists She's 'Just Friends' With Urban

24th January 2006 21:17

Hollywood star NICOLE KIDMAN has laughed off reports she is engaged to country singer KEITH URBAN, insisting they are simply enjoying a "nice...

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Fascinating Fact 886

24th January 2006 21:17

SWEET CAROLINE singer NEIL DIAMOND becomes a pensioner today (24JAN06) - he turns 65.

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Collaborations To Cap Grammy Night

24th January 2006 21:17

Next month's (FEB06) Grammy Awards show is shaping up to be a night of collaborations following the news that country stars FAITH HILL and KEITH...

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The Things They Say 1119

24th January 2006 21:17

"I still use the tube (London underground) a couple of times a week. It's amazing how inconspicuous you can be in a DARTH VADER mask." Jazz sensation...

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Maddens Set Up Movie Production Company

24th January 2006 21:17

GOOD CHARLOTTE rocker JOEL MADDEN has set up a movie production company with his twin brother BENJI. The pair have founded Future Films with...

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Weezer Stars To Play Velvet Underground Founders

24th January 2006 21:17

WEEZER stars PAT WILSON and BRIAN BELL have landed roles in the star-studded EDIE SEDGWICK biopic FACTORY GIRL - as THE VELVET UNDERGROUND founders...

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Lavigne Wants High-end Modeling Gig

24th January 2006 21:17

Punk princess AVRIL LAVIGNE has signed with Ford Models and wants to land a high-fashion advertising campaign. The COMPLICATED singer, who became...

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Roth Continues Bad Boy Behaviour On Radio Show

24th January 2006 21:17

Former VAN HALEN front man DAVID LEE ROTH has angered broadcast bosses with his diva antics on his new radio talk show. The rock star, who...

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Mcgraw Cancels Oprah To Mourn His Stepfather's Death

24th January 2006 21:17

Country superstar TIM McGRAW was forced to cancel an appearance on OPRAH WINFREY's talk show today (24JAN06), after learning about the death of his...

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Top Of The Pops Goes Stateside

24th January 2006 21:17

US pop svengali LOU PEARLMAN is bringing long-running British music show TOP OF THE POPS to America for the second time. Pearlman, who launched...

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Mills Mccartney Admires Linda More Than Paul

24th January 2006 21:17

HEATHER MILLS McCARTNEY has more respect for her husband SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's late wife LINDA than for the former BEATLE, because she was a...

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The Things They Say 1121

24th January 2006 21:17

"He never has to work a day in his life! Not that I want him to be aware of that because he might end up being a real lazy b**tard! But when push...

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Boxer Stretch To Rescue Cage And Pena

24th January 2006 21:17

Former boxer GARY STRETCH is set to rescue NICOLAS CAGE and MICHAEL PENA in OLIVER STONE's forthcoming September 11th (01) drama. ALEXANDER star...

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The Things They Say 1120

24th January 2006 21:17

"I'll be lucky enough to have three jobs in my life that were earmarks for me. And that was TERRY MALICK's BADLANDS, FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA's...

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Braff Brought Down To Earth

24th January 2006 21:17

The cast of medical sitcom SCRUBS swiftly brought ZACH BRAFF's down to earth after the success of GARDEN STATE, by making him dress up for a fake...

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Bana Baffled By Bond Rumours

24th January 2006 21:17

Australian actor ERIC BANA was baffled when the tabloids repeatedly claimed he was a contender for the JAMES BOND role, because he denied the rumours...

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The Science Of Sleep Scooped Up At Sundance

24th January 2006 21:17

Actor GAEL GARCIA BERNAL's new movie THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP was snapped up at the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL on Monday (23JAN06), making it the second...

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The Book Of Daniel Axed

24th January 2006 21:17

Controversial new US drama THE BOOK OF DANIEL, starring actor AIDAN QUINN as a pill-popping Episcopal priest, has been cancelled. The show was a...

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Mtv Star Pleads Not Guilty To Driving Drunk

24th January 2006 21:17

MTV soap star WOLE PARKS has pleaded not guilty to a string of charges after he was involved in a car crash on Sunday (22JAN06), which left a...

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Crowe Warns Snappers: 'Stay Away From My Pregnant Wife'

24th January 2006 21:17

Hollywood hardman RUSSELL CROWE has promised to "tar and feather" any photographer who hassles his pregnant wife DANIELLE SPENCER. The blonde...

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Upn And The Wb To Merge

24th January 2006 21:54

There will now be only one "fifth network." In an unexpected announcement CBS Corp. and Warner Bros. Entertainment/Tribune Broadcasting said today...

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Nba-tv To Televise Game Without Announcers

24th January 2006 21:54

Saying that it hopes to "transform fans' couches at home into courtside seats," NBA-TV announced plans Monday to air a special "silent game" in...

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Market For Tv Dvd's Leveling Off, Says Study

24th January 2006 21:54

Kagan Research predicted Monday that the market for TV shows on DVD will remain virtually flat over the next few years as producers place more of...

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Nbc Throws Cold Water On Friends Reunion Rumors

24th January 2006 21:54

NBC has denied numerous reports that popped up on the Internet over the weekend saying that the six stars of Friends had agreed to appear in a...

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Twenty Commandments?

24th January 2006 21:55

ABC is planning to broadcast a new mini-series version of The Ten Commandments in April, just days after its annual showing of Cecil B. DeMille's...

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Disney Set To Propose Marriage To Pixar

24th January 2006 21:55

The Walt Disney Co. board of directors has given CEO Robert Iger the go-ahead to make an offer to buy Pixar Animation Studios, and an official...

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Brokeback Rides High Overseas

24th January 2006 21:55

Focus Features' Brokeback Mountain appears to be becoming the sensation abroad that it has become in the U.S. Daily Variety reported today...

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Catholic Group Now Says It Won't Fight Da Vinci Code

24th January 2006 21:55

One day after the London tabloid The Daily Mirror reported that the Roman Catholic Group Opus Dei was considering taking legal action against...

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Entrepreneur Mark Cuban Slugs It Out With Nato President Fithian

24th January 2006 21:55

Landmark Theaters owner (and Dallas Mavericks owner) Mark Cuban has lashed out at National Association of Theater Owners President John Fithian...

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Penguins -- Now With Pop-ups

24th January 2006 21:55

Warner Home Video announced Monday that it plans to re-release the documentary March of the Penguins on video-on-demand with a special pop-up...

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Eisner Honored At Disney Headquarters

24th January 2006 21:55

Michael Eisner, who left the Walt Disney Co. as CEO last fall under a cloud of controversy, was honored Monday, as the company's Burbank...

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New Prize At Berlinale For First-time Filmmakers

24th January 2006 21:56

The Berlin Film Festival announced today (Tuesday) that for the first time it will award a prize for Best First Feature. The winner, to be selected...

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