Music, Movie and Entertainment News 25th August 2004

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Hartnett Found Lillard 'Too Serious'

25th August 2004 3:10

Hollywood actor JOSH HARTNETT was extremely surprised when he worked with MATTHEW LILLARD on the new movie WICKER PARK - because he was a lot less...

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Witherspoon's Tough Stance Loses Her Roles

25th August 2004 3:10

LEGALLY BLONDE star REESE WITHERSPOON is finding her strong persona is leading casting directors to reject her for roles. The Hollywood actress...

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Gossett Jr To Be Honoured At Festival

25th August 2004 3:10

Veteran actor LOUIS GOSSETT JR will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at California's 10th annual TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM...

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Zeta-jones' Mother Shows Off Star's New Home

25th August 2004 3:10

Movie beauty CATHERINE ZETA-JONES mother PAT invited a group of pensioners to look around the actress' new Swansea, Wales mansion. Three elderly...

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Dangerfield Undergoes Heart Surgery

25th August 2004 3:10

American funnyman RODNEY DANGERFIELD entered a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday (24AUG04) in preparation for heart valve replacement surgery. The...

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Deborah Kerr's Brother Killed In Road-rage Attack

25th August 2004 3:10

Hollywood star DEBORAH KERR is devastated after learning her younger brother EDMUND TRIMMER was killed in an apparent road-rage attack. The...

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Golden Girl Causes Terrorist Scare In Boston

25th August 2004 3:10

GOLDEN GIRLS star BEA ARTHUR sparked a security scare at Boston's Logan International Airport earlier this week (begs23AUG04) when she tried to...

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Pitt And Aniston Are Adopting, Says Brother

25th August 2004 3:10

Hollywood golden couple BRAD PITT and JENNIFER ANISTON are adopting a baby - according to the actor's younger brother DOUG. The TROY star and...

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Lil' Jon Recalls The Pain Of His Dad's Last Day

25th August 2004 3:10

LIL' JON's greatest day was tinged with sadness - his father died the day the rapper completed work on his album debut. The SAY I YI YI...

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Labelle To Release Jewellery Collection

25th August 2004 3:10

Soul veteran PATTI LaBELLE is releasing a new jewellery collection. The sterling-silver jewellery line, which contains 21 different pieces, is...

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More Stars For Zevon Tribute Album

25th August 2004 3:10

JACKSON BROWNE, THE WALLFLOWERS and BONNIE RAITT have added their contributions to a new tribute album to tragic rocker WARREN ZEVON. The...

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Williams' Sex In Gallagher's Bed

25th August 2004 3:10

Pop hunk ROBBIE WILLIAMS confesses to sleeping with a mystery journalist in his former friend LIAM GALLAGHER's bed in his forthcoming...

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Snoop Called On Pimp's Counsel Over Marriage Split

25th August 2004 3:10

Rapper SNOOP DOGG confided in a former pimp when his marriage to childhood sweetheart SHANTE hit trouble. The hip-hop star recently announced he...

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Man Jailed For Attacking Macgowan

25th August 2004 3:10

Irish rocker SHANE MacGOWAN is breathing a sigh of relief after an English scaffolder has been jailed for three years for attacking the former...

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Spears Recruits Brother For Video

25th August 2004 3:10

Pop babe BRITNEY SPEARS has enlisted the acting skills of her older brother BRYAN for the video of her forthcoming single MY PREROGATIVE. On the...

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Aguilera: 'I'm Not Pregnant'

25th August 2004 3:10

LATEST: A bout of stomach flu was behind CHRISTINA AGUILERA's recent vomiting on a night out with her boyfriend JORDAN BRATMAN - not an alleged...

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Trustee Of Ray Charles' Estate Blamed For Mother's Lawsuit

25th August 2004 3:10

LATEST: The mother of RAY CHARLES' youngest son is blaming the trustee of the late musician's estate for her need to sue increased child support...

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Hartnett Had First Kiss At The Age Of Two

25th August 2004 9:01

Hollywood heart-throb JOSH HARTNETT claims he first kissed a girl when he was just two years old - and he's got the pictures to prove it. The...

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Zeta-jones And Douglas' Son Learning Welsh

25th August 2004 9:01

Movie star couple CATHERINE ZETA-JONES and MICHAEL DOUGLAS have hired a tutor to teach their son DYLAN the beauty's native Welsh dialect. The...

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Blalock's Naked Star Trek Scene Cut

25th August 2004 9:01

California fans of sexy STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE star JOLENE BLALOCK are missing out - because a naked image of the actress has been cut out of the...

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Mcdonald's Defence Delights Film-maker

25th August 2004 9:01

SUPER SIZE ME director MORGAN SPURLOCK has blasted as "laughable" newspaper advertisements taken out by fast-food giant McDONALD'S to reassure the...

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Damon: 'I'm Not Playing Dad To Girlfriend's Child'

25th August 2004 9:01

Hollywood actor MATT DAMON is great friends with his girlfriend LUCIANA BARROSO's five-year-old daughter, but insists he is not taking over the...

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Cameras Banned From Bryant Rape Trial

25th August 2004 9:01

The Colorado judge in basketball ace KOBE BRYANT's upcoming rape case has banned all cameras from the courtroom for most of the trial. Eagle...

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Metallica To Release Latest Set On Vinyl

25th August 2004 9:01

Rockers METALLICA are going back in time with their new music box set - by releasing it all on vinyl. VINYL BOX will contain the band's first...

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Stevens Headlined Concert Pulled

25th August 2004 9:01

Pop babe RACHEL STEVENS may have been voted Britain's sexiest woman but her singing abilities haven't persuaded fans to attend her latest concert,...

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Ashlee Keeps Her 'Great Rack' Under Wraps

25th August 2004 9:01

Confident pop rocker ASHLEE SIMPSON has vowed to keep her "great rack" under wraps and never expose her curves in a men's magazine. The younger...

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Simmons Hails Jordan

25th August 2004 9:01

RUN DMC founder JOSEPH SIMMONS is singing the praises of self-proclaimed "prophet to the stars" E BERNARD JORDAN after the religious man gave him...

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Bowie's Dvd To Make Up For Cancelled Gigs

25th August 2004 9:01

DAVID BOWIE is thrilled two Irish gigs of his recent world tour are being turned into an upcoming DVD - because it will make up for the...

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Fans Force Lil' Jon Out Of Neighbourhood

25th August 2004 9:01

Rapper LIL' JON has been forced to move home, because desperate fans wake him up at all hours asking him to listen to their demo tapes. The...

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Westlife: Mcfadden Looks Better Without Us

25th August 2004 9:01

Irish pop group WESTLIFE have congratulated their former bandmate BRIAN McFADDEN on his new look. The father-of-two lost weight on the...

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Buju Under Investigation For Homophobic Attack

25th August 2004 9:01

Reggae dance hall star BUJU BANTON is under investigation in his native Jamaica, following allegations he was involved in a homophobic attack. ...

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Scott Ups Warriors Violence

25th August 2004 14:03

RIDLEY SCOTT is preparing to immortalise his remake of cult movie THE WARRIORS as the most violent film ever. THE SOPRANOS writer TERENCE WINTER...

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Smith To Muck Out On Farm

25th August 2004 14:03

TV bosses have targeted ANNA NICOLE SMITH to star in a new reality show in which she'll be required to get muddy on an English farm. The former...

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Zeta-jones: I Want To Work With Douglas Again

25th August 2004 14:03

Movie beauty CATHERINE ZETA-JONES plans to act opposite husband MICHAEL DOUGLAS again - because she respects him as an actor. The OSCAR-winning...

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Fonda's Exciting Big Screen Return

25th August 2004 14:03

Actress JANE FONDA is yearning for cameras on her new movie to start rolling - because she's desperate to see how the film-making process has...

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Johansson: Give Me A Man In His Sixties

25th August 2004 14:03

SCARLETT JOHANSSON believes age isn't important in a relationship - and can foresee becoming romantically involved with a man in his sixties. ...

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Prince Charles Employees In Discrimination Claim

25th August 2004 14:03

The office of British royal PRINCE CHARLES is at the centre of a sex discrimination case. ELAINE DAY, the heir-to-the-throne's former personal...

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Beckham 'Fell For Top Spanish Model'

25th August 2004 14:03

Soccer superstar DAVID BECKHAM reportedly bombarded a Spanish model with text messages after meeting her at a party last year (03). The REAL...

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Sugababes Upset And Anger Fans

25th August 2004 14:03

Girl group the SUGABABES have infuriated fans by turning up two hours late to a gig after threatening to pull out - and then refused to sign...

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Skinner: I'm Not Soft

25th August 2004 14:03

THE STREETS star MIKE SKINNER is alarmed at the success he's achieved with his ballad DRY YOUR EYES - because people are now wrongly labelling him...

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Twain's Brother Arrested For Drugs

25th August 2004 14:03

Country star SHANIA TWAIN's brother has been arrested for drug possession after he was pulled over by police in Canada. The THAT DON'T IMPRESS...

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Kelis Buys Drinks For Clubbers

25th August 2004 14:03

R+B singer KELIS showed her generous side while celebrating her 24th birthday at a top London club - by buying drinks for all her fans. The...

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Spice Girl Brown Snubs Beckham And Halliwell

25th August 2004 14:03

Former SPICE GIRL MELANIE BROWN has snubbed ex-bandmates VICTORIA BECKHAM and GERI HALLIWELL from her planned New Year's Eve (31DEC04) party. ...

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Mtv Hand Out Expensive Goodies

25th August 2004 14:03

MTV organisers are ensuring celebrity guests at this Sunday's (29AUG04) VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS (VMAs) will not be tempted to snub the event - by...

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West Dominates Mobos

25th August 2004 14:03

Hip-hop star KANYE WEST has become the highest nominated artist in the MUSIC OF BLACK ORIGIN (MOBO) awards' nine-year history. The SLOW JAMZ...

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Slipknot Lead Kerrang! Nominations List

25th August 2004 14:03

Rockers SLIPKNOT are heading the list of nominees at this year's (04) KERRANG! awards, after being named in four categories. The Iowa, America...

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Page Declines Free Madonna Ticket

25th August 2004 14:03

Legendary guitarist JIMMY PAGE has snubbed the chance of seeing MADONNA on her REINVENTION TOUR for free. The LED ZEPPELIN rocker was offered...

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Stewart Hits Out At 'Backlash'

25th August 2004 14:03

ROD STEWART has slammed critics who claim he sacrificed his credibility by recording albums of classic jazz and pop songs. The 59-year-old...

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Homophobic Mobo Nominees Spark Outrage!

25th August 2004 14:03

MUSIC OF BLACK ORIGIN (MOBO) bosses are facing the wrath of gay rights activists who are furious homophobic stars ELEPHANT MAN and VYBZ KARTEL have...

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Britney's Creepy New Video

25th August 2004 17:24

Pop star BRITNEY SPEARS has been forced to conquer her fears of the paranormal for her latest video - because it's being shot in a haunted...

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Cooper Tops Funnyman Poll

25th August 2004 17:24

British comedian TOMMY COOPER has been voted the nation's favourite funnyman of all time - 20 years after his death. Cooper, who died on stage...

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Rowling Backs Edinburgh Literary Campaign

25th August 2004 17:24

HARRY POTTER creator JK ROWLING is determined to make Scottish city Edinburgh the global capital of literature. The multi-millionairess has...

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Depp Swimming Story Untrue

25th August 2004 17:24

Claims that JOHNNY DEPP nearly drowned with relatives of former US President JOHN F KENNEDY have been rubbished by witnesses. Four swimmers,...

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Curtis' Property Empire Infuriates Locals

25th August 2004 17:24

LOVE ACTUALLY creator RICHARD CURTIS has infuriated his locals by turning their quaint British seaside village into his own property empire - and...

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Winslet Upset At Being Labelled A 'B*tch'

25th August 2004 17:24

KATE WINSLET is still bitter about being branded a "b*tch" by the press for leaving her first husband. The TITANIC actress, 28, "cried a lot" at...

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Cox Arquette Wants Second Child

25th August 2004 17:24

COURTENEY COX ARQUETTE is already planning baby number two - just months after giving birth to COCO. The former FRIENDS star, 40, is desperate...

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Carrey's Dating Schwimmer's Ex-girlfriend

25th August 2004 17:24

Hollywood funnyman JIM CARREY is thrilled PLAYBOY model CARLA ALAPONT refused to marry DAVID SCHWIMMER - because she's now the LIAR LIAR star's...

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Cage Pays Ex For Secret Elopement

25th August 2004 17:24

NICOLAS CAGE's secret elopement to former waitress ALICE KIM has cost him $100,000 (GBP55,555) - after his furious ex-girlfriend insisted on a...

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The Darkness Lose Control

25th August 2004 17:24

Rockers THE DARKNESS have blasted record company bosses for releasing their single LOVE IS ONLY A FEELING without their consent. The British...

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Prodigy Star Slam 'Dated' Beastie Boys

25th August 2004 17:24

THE PRODIGY star LIAM HOWLETT has attacked electronic rivals the BEASTIE BOYS' new album, labelling it "dated" and "c*ap". The pioneering...

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Peas And Sims Team Up

25th August 2004 17:24

Hip-hop band BLACK EYED PEAS have entered the studio to re-record some of their upcoming tunes - for a new videogame's soundtrack. The SHUT UP...

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Dylan To Release Three-part Memoirs

25th August 2004 17:24

Veteran rocker BOB DYLAN will delight fans by exposing details of his 40-year career in his memoirs - which will consist of three separate...

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Dave Matthews Band Faces Pollution Fine

25th August 2004 17:24

THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND have been accused of unloading 360 kilograms (800 pounds) of human waste from their tour bus onto a boat filled with...

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Weiland Exorcises His Demons

25th August 2004 17:24

Troubled rocker SCOTT WEILAND has used the video to his band VELVET REVOLVER's new track to document his infamous battle with drugs and past...

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Spector Enlists Gangster's Attorney In Murder Case

25th August 2004 17:24

LATEST: Troubled Music producer PHIL SPECTOR has hired former gangster JOHN GOTTI's attorney to defend him against charges of murdering a B-movie...

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Baio's Fiancee Mistook Him For A Waiter

25th August 2004 21:07

Former teen heart-throb SCOTT BAIO was taken aback when he first met his fiancee JANETTE JONASSON - because she mistook him for a waiter. Baio,...

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Jolene: 'We Should Take Over Another Planet'

25th August 2004 21:07

Sci-fi pin-up JOLENE BLALOCK has some crazy space ideas - she thinks humans need to take over another planet to survive. The eccentric sex...

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Leary Gives Kerry Hockey Vote

25th August 2004 21:07

Comedian DENIS LEARY has vowed to vote for Democrat senator JOHN KERRY in America's upcoming presidential elections - because he and the politician...

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Potter 'First Edition' Is Auctioned Online

25th August 2004 21:07

A rare first edition of best-selling book HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN could fetch a staggering $36,000 (GBP20,000), online auction...

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Zeta-jones's Son Prepares For Oscar One Day

25th August 2004 21:07

CATHERINE ZETA-JONES' young son DYLAN is "very dramatic" and is already preparing his OSCAR speech. The Welsh actress, 34, laughs at how...

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Cox Moos On As Animated Cow

25th August 2004 21:07

Former FRIENDS star COURTENEY COX has really taken to new motherhood - she's playing a pregnant cow in a new animated film. The actress - who...

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Fox Urges Churches To Buy 'Passion'

25th August 2004 21:07

Movie giant 20TH CENTURY FOX has urged American churches to persuade their parishioners to buy the DVD of controversial film THE PASSION OF THE...

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Winfrey Ends Holiday Early For Paltrow

25th August 2004 21:07

LATEST: OPRAH WINFREY rushed back to work from her holiday when she heard GWYNETH PALTROW wanted to chat with her. The American multi-media...

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Matthew Perry Turns Down Britney's Home

25th August 2004 21:07

Actor MATTHEW PERRY has turned down the opportunity to live in BRITNEY SPEARS' New York City home, after deciding he'd rather stay in Los Angeles...

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Lohan's Dad Slams Daughters Reps

25th August 2004 21:07

Teen actress LINDSAY LOHAN's father has slammed his daughter's representatives, accusing them of keeping him away from his daughter for more than...

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American Idol Stars Guest On Sitcom

25th August 2004 21:07

AMERICAN IDOL victor RUBEN STUDDARD and finalist KIMBERLY CALDWELL have signed up to make guest appearances in a new sitcom. The second season...

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Howlett Hails American Ring

25th August 2004 21:07

THE PRODIGY star LIAM HOWLETT has urged horror movie fans to rent the American version of hit film THE RING, warning them the Japanese original's...

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Ja Rule Ridiculed For Pork Stance

25th August 2004 21:07

Rapper JA RULE has toned down his list of demands on movie sets after efforts to ban pork from the set of TURN IT UP led to him becoming a laughing...

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Simpson Bullied By Jealous Pupils

25th August 2004 21:07

Sexy singer JESSICA SIMPSON understood the cost of fame at an early age - when jealous peers relentlessly bullied her at school for securing a...

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The Darkness Sacrifice Privacy For Fame

25th August 2004 21:07

THE DARKNESS have allayed fears they're struggling to cope in the glare of the media spotlight - insisting there's plenty of time for privacy when...

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Jay-z Plans To Take His Bar Across America

25th August 2004 21:07

Hip-hop star JAY-Z is so thrilled with the success of his New York City sports bar 40/40, he's planning to open a string of them across America. ...

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Mccready Pleads Innocent

25th August 2004 21:07

LATEST: Country star MINDY McCREADY has pleaded innocent to charges of prescription drug fraud, after her arrest at her home in Nashville,...

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Green Day's George Bush Opera

25th August 2004 21:07

Punk rockers GREEN DAY have lashed out at American President GEORGE W BUSH in their controversial new album, AMERICAN IDIOT. The outspoken...

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Battle Begins Over Rick James' Estate

25th August 2004 21:07

Late funk legend RICK JAMES' family members are reportedly locked in a bitter battle over his estate. Sources say a high-powered meeting of...

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Janet Blames Bush For Nipplegate Furore

25th August 2004 21:07

JANET JACKSON has lashed out at American President GEORGE W BUSH, blaming him for the prolonged uproar over her breast-baring incident at...

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