Celebrity Gossip, Music, Movie and Entertainment News 24th December 2011

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De Niro A Dad Again At 68

24th December 2011 1:41

Robert De Niro is a father again at the age of 68 - he and his wife have welcomed a baby girl born via surrogate.Little Helen Grace is the second...

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Lowe's Meets Clergymen But Stands Firm

24th December 2011 4:01

Petitions carrying the names of some 200,000 people protesting against Lowe's decision to pull its commercials from TLC's All-American Muslim were...

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X Factor Closing With Big -- But Not Great -- Numbers

24th December 2011 4:01

Its numbers were only a fraction of those for a finale of American Idol, but the final performance episode of The X Factor's first season attracted...

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Analyst Puzzled By Msg's Ads In Battle With Time Warner

24th December 2011 4:01

As part of its ongoing battle with Time Warner Cable over carriage fees, the MSG cable sports network serving the New York area is...

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U.k. Post-hacking Inquiry Becoming A Costly Affair

24th December 2011 4:01

In its first three months, the Leveson inquiry, set up by the British Parliament to look into journalistic ethics in the wake of the News of the...

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Lotsa Movies This Weekend, But Which One Will Win?

24th December 2011 4:01

The major Hollywood studios are mobilizing a huge marketing campaign for the Hollywood weekend, ordinarily one of the biggest of the year for...

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Consumers Go Apes In Holiday Dvd Buys

24th December 2011 4:01

It doesn't sound like the kind of movie you'd give to someone as a Christmas gift, but 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment's Rise of the Planet of...

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German Court Fines Woman With No Computer For Piracy

24th December 2011 4:01

Lawyers seeking to sue those who download pirated copies of movies may find Germany a hospitable place to do so, according to the website...

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Netflix's U.k. Plans Undermined By Amazon Deal

24th December 2011 4:01

Netflix can't seem to catch a break, not even overseas. On Wednesday Amazon's LoveFilm, Netflix's chief online rental rival in the U.K., announced...

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Lowe'S Meets Clergymen But Stands Firm

24th December 2011 4:01

Petitions carrying the names of some 200,000 people protesting against Lowe's decision to pull its commercials from TLC's All-American Muslim...

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Analyst Puzzled By Msg'S Ads In Battle With Time Warner

24th December 2011 4:01

As part of its ongoing battle with Time Warner Cable over carriage fees, the MSG cable sports network serving the New York area is distributing...

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Netflix'S U.k. Plans Undermined By Amazon Deal

24th December 2011 4:01

Netflix can't seem to catch a break, not even overseas. On Wednesday Amazon's LoveFilm, Netflix's chief online rental rival in the U.K.,...

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Hayley Atwell's Cheesy Christmas

24th December 2011 5:45

Hayley Atwell plans to get "p****d before 12" on Christmas Day (25.12.11) after taking culinary tips from Ray Winstone. The 29-year-old actress - who...

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Serge Pizzorno Wants Christmas Dinosaur

24th December 2011 5:45

Serge Pizzorno wants a dinosaur for Christmas. The Kasabian guitarist would love nothing more than to find an extinct animal waiting for him when he...

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Will Young Slams First Single

24th December 2011 6:45

Will Young "hates" his first ever single.The 32-year-old star released the double A-side 'Anything Is Possible' and 'Evergreen' when he won TV talent...

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Daniel Radcliffe Learned From Potter Mistakes

24th December 2011 6:47

Daniel Radcliffe believes the 'Harry Potter' franchise has been a "double-edged sword".The 22-year-old actor shot to fame playing the titular boy...

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Mel Gibson Loses Half 850m Fortune In Divorce Settlement

24th December 2011 8:45

Mel Gibson's ex-wife has been awarded half his $850 million fortune in their divorce settlement.The 'Braveheart' actor is now officially a single man...

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Scandals Of 2011

24th December 2011 11:52

1.THE DEATH OF Amy WinehouseWhen the news of Amy Winehouse's death broke on 23rd July 2011, one could imagine that the obituaries had been...

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Breakthrough Stars Of 2011

24th December 2011 11:56

Nicki MinajThe singer / rapper with as many alter-egos as she has wigs really started hitting the headlines in 2011. In January, she appeared on...

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Top Ten Albums Of 2011

24th December 2011 11:58

Adele - 212011 was the year that the allure of Adele went global. Expanding on the success of her debut album 19, her sophomore release was produced...

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10 Reasons Why Top 10 Lists Suck

24th December 2011 12:02

1. They NEVER, EVER, EVER, correlate with the truth. The 'truth', is of course: Your Opinion. But to you, it is The Truth. And it should not be...

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Myths And Rumours Of 2011

24th December 2011 12:06

Since the Internet came into existence, the world-wide-web has done many wonderful things for celebrities. Bands have found themselves with instant...

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How British Female Singers Are Conquering The World

24th December 2011 12:10

2011 was, without a doubt, The Year of Adele. You could barely turn on a TV set, radio or laptop without being confronted with the sound of her...

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Rod Stewart To Spend Christmas With His Eight Kids

24th December 2011 13:56

Rod Stewart is preparing for a busy Christmas after inviting all eight of his children to spend the holidays with him.The veteran singer has two...

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Sting And Styler Kill Their Own Turkey For Christmas Day

24th December 2011 13:56

British singer Sting and his wife Trudie Styler are having a special feast on Christmas Day - they'll kill and eat one of their own turkeys.The...

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Beyonce Outlaws Tv At Christmas

24th December 2011 13:56

Mum-to-be Beyonce is laying down the law this Christmas (11) by forbidding family members from turning on the Tv.The singer, who is expecting her...

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Jackson Tops First Peta Grinch Poll

24th December 2011 13:56

Janet Jackson has been named the Grinch of the Year in a new poll compiled by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and WENN.Peta bosses looked...

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Mauboy To Spend Christmas With Injured Father

24th December 2011 13:56

Australian pop star Jessica Mauboy's family Christmas will be extra-special this year (11) after her father survived a power station explosion in...

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Carey Snubs Chef To Prepare Family's Festive Feast

24th December 2011 13:56

Pop superstar Mariah Carey's diva reputation has taken a blow after she admitted she makes turkey and all the trimmings herself on Christmas Day.The...

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Fascinating Fact 12584

24th December 2011 13:56

Canadian crooner Michael Buble has Christmas all wrapped up thanks to the success of his holiday album - it has sold over six million copies around...

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Happy Birthday Ricky Martin!

24th December 2011 13:56

Christmas will be a bigger celebration than normal for Ricky Martin - the Latin pop star turns 40 on Saturday (24Dec11).The Livin' La Vida Loca...

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The Things They Say 23836

24th December 2011 13:56

"He has such gorgeous skin and the sweetest smile. You can totally kiss him under the mistletoe. That's it - no one else, just Tinie." Kelly Rowland...

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Carey 'Humbled' By Christmas Tune's Legacy

24th December 2011 13:56

Mariah Carey is surprised her festive hit All I Want For Christmas You is still a must-have tune over the holidays.The Hero singer was inspired to...

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Buble Jet Sets Over Christmas

24th December 2011 13:56

Singer Michael Buble is a jet setter over the festive season - he spends Christmas in his native Canada and flies out to Argentina to celebrate the...

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The Things They Say 23834

24th December 2011 13:56

"My daughter Melanie is about to have a baby, so that's a big excitement and I want to be around for that." Rocker Peter Gabriel will be spending...

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Phil Vassar Recorded Christmas Album In A Day

24th December 2011 13:56

Country star Phil Vassar was one of the last to arrive at the Christmas albums party this year (11) after recording his holiday effort at the last...

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The Things They Say 23835

24th December 2011 13:56

"If you are a bachelor, Christmas can be quite a sad time because you end up inviting a load of other bachelors and just getting hammered." Simply...

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The Things They Say 23839

24th December 2011 13:56

"Whenever my friends and family ask me what I want for Christmas, it's always a fluffy pair of pyjamas." British pop star Cheryl Cole has a simple...

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Sir Cliff's Cycle Cemented Love Of Christmas

24th December 2011 13:56

Sir Cliff Richard will never forget the year he had a painstaking wait to find out if he got a bicycle from Santa Claus, insisting it was the "best...

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Minogue Plans Low-key Christmas For Son

24th December 2011 13:56

Dannii Minogue has no plans to spoil her young son Ethan this Christmas (11) - because the tot shows more interest in decorations than in gifts.The...

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The Things They Say 23838

24th December 2011 13:56

"I need socks, a lot of socks." Justin Bieber on what he hopes to find under the Christmas tree.

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The Things They Say 23837

24th December 2011 13:56

"My daughter's gonna meet me there for Christmas. I have a little shack for her." Lenny Kravitz is planning to spend Christmas on the beach in the...

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The Things They Say 23840

24th December 2011 13:56

"We always sang a lot in our home in general, up in Canada, and we're from Montreal and basically, Santa Claus keeps an apartment there. It's pretty...

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Scott Weiland: 'I Was Destined To Record White Christmas Album'

24th December 2011 13:56

Rocker Scott Weiland always knew he'd eventually release an album of Christmas songs after watching his family's face light up when he recorded a...

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Marx Turns Festive Family Recordings Into First Christmas Ep

24th December 2011 13:56

Singer/songwriter Richard Marx was inspired to record a Christmas EP this year (11) after spending eight successive annual festive singing sessions...

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The Things They Say 23842

24th December 2011 13:56

"I'm a sucker for all kinds of Christmas songs from carols to Nat King Cole to '70's glam rock classics and '80's guilty pleasures, and it felt like...

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Ed Sheeran Spending Christmas On Private Island

24th December 2011 13:56

British singer Ed Sheeran is spending his Christmas on a private island as a wedding guest of a mystery pal.The A Team hitmaker can't wait to get...

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The Things They Say 23841

24th December 2011 13:56

"We celebrate in the same igloos, eating the same whale blubber, and singing the same Celine Dion Christmas songs." Michael Buble on the...

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Fascinating Fact 12585

24th December 2011 13:56

New Kids On The Block star Joey Mcintyre's new festive solo album, Come Home For Christmas, features a duet with gay Sex & The City star Mario...

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The Things They Say 23843

24th December 2011 13:56

"It's nice if we get a few days of rain. I make believe it's snow and make a fire. I also have my tradition of grilled ham and cheese on challah...

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Peaches Geldof's New Fiance Buys Her A Puppy For Christmas

24th December 2011 13:56

Peaches Geldof's Christmas came early - the rock offspring's new fiance bought her a puppy as a festive present.Bob Geldof's daughter became engaged...

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Susan Boyle Pitches For Perfect Christmas Present

24th December 2011 13:56

Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle has pitched an idea for her perfect Christmas (11) present - a tent.The I Dreamed A Dream singer shot to fame...

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The Things They Say 23845

24th December 2011 13:56

"There's over 40 grandchildren and every Christmas Eve we go to (my grandparents') house and they have Santa Claus come and we have to sit on his lap...

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The Things They Say 23844

24th December 2011 13:56

"We have a traditional Danish Christmas. It entails a specific kind of meal. We have goose and we have apples and red cabbage. We open the presents...

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The Things They Say 23847

24th December 2011 13:56

"My sisters and I do most of the cooking because we love it. We jazz up the holidays with mashed cauliflower. It's so delicious; it's Mary-Kate's...

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The Things They Say 23848

24th December 2011 13:56

"It's the first Christmas in about 30 years when I don't have to cook. My wife and I are spending Christmas with my son and his wife and her father....

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The Things They Say 23846

24th December 2011 13:56

"It's always the same crowd: my little brother Dylan, Mom, Dad and the dogs. I hope to never break that tradition. We wrap presents secretly on...

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The Things They Say 23851

24th December 2011 13:56

"Eat away! Starting on Halloween, all the way through New Year's, I'm eating. That's why elastic waistbands are a must." Actress Hilary Swank plans...

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The Things They Say 23850

24th December 2011 13:56

"The girls and I love to bake Christmas cookies and give them out to friends. We also do this crazy huge village under our tree, with little people...

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Matthew Broderick Uses Pots And Pans To Disguise Gifts

24th December 2011 13:56

Actor Matthew Broderick avoids wasting money on wrapping paper each year by concealing his children's Christmas presents in pots and pans.The...

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The Things They Say 23849

24th December 2011 13:56

"We're definitely going to hang with friends and family. We love the holidays, so we're excited to celebrate Hattie's first Christmas. We're excited...

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The Things They Say 23852

24th December 2011 13:56

"I'd really like a bouncy castle." Transformers star Josh Duhamel reveals what's on top of his Christmas wish list.

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The Things They Say 23855

24th December 2011 13:56

"Santa Clause doesn't come through the chimney in Brazil because there is not a chimney, because it's so hot, you know. So he puts the presents under...

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The Things They Say 23853

24th December 2011 13:56

"My mom cooks a massive feast, and every year ex-boyfriends start texting me things like, 'Hey! What's going on? How's your mom?' And I have to say,...

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The Things They Say 23854

24th December 2011 13:56

"I would love a juicer. I don't have a juicer right now." The Descendants star Shailene Woodley, 20, is hoping for a healthy Christmas gift.

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Prince Philip Recovering After Emergency Surgery

24th December 2011 15:31

British royal Prince Philip is recovering in hospital after undergoing emergency surgery to treat a blocked coronary artery.Queen Elizabeth II's...

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