Celebrity Gossip, Music, Movie and Entertainment News 26th August 2003

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Chyna's Ex Hits Back

26th August 2003 2:04

LATEST: Wrestler CHYNA's ex fiance has hit back at her claims he's trying to kill her. The former WWF star - real name JOANIE LAURER - has won...

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Kudrow: Husbands Are Sacred

26th August 2003 2:04

FRIENDS beauty LISA KUDROW has dished out plenty of relationship advice to co-stars JENNIFER ANISTON and COURTENEY COX - but never commented on...

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Boss Covers Costs For Everybody Loves Raymond Crew

26th August 2003 2:04

The producer of TV show EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND had to dip into his own pocket to pay for the disruption caused by cast absences. Production on...

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Freeman Holds Out Hope For Hip-hop Musical

26th August 2003 2:04

BRUCE ALMIGHTY star MORGAN FREEMAN is still holding out hope of getting his planned hip-hop musical to the big screen. The Hollywood actor's...

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Jackson Wanted For Coach Role

26th August 2003 2:04

After sharpening Los Angeles' Special Weapons + Tactics squad in S.W.A.T., SAMUEL L JACKSON is set to coach a basketball team in the planned biopic...

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Mcgregor Eyes Er Return

26th August 2003 2:04

MOULIN ROUGE! hunk EWAN McGREGOR has his pick of big screen roles - but he yearns to return to TV drama ER. The Scottish heart-throb has become...

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Renee Fires Her Dog Walker For 'Gossiping'

26th August 2003 2:04

RENEE ZELLWEGER has fired her celebrity dog walker - for reportedly gossiping about her to the tabloids. ANNIE LEVER had spent two years walking...

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Affleck's Ring Switch

26th August 2003 2:04

BEN AFFLECK caused a furore at his favourite baseball ballpark on Friday night (22AUG03) when he switched his engagement band to his wedding...

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Another Adoption For Angelina Jolie?

26th August 2003 2:04

ANGELINA JOLIE is reportedly set to adopt another child, after spending time investigating the possibility on a goodwill mission for the U.N. in...

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Russell Crowe To Have Baby Boy

26th August 2003 2:04

Antipodean star RUSSELL CROWE's wife DANIELLE SPENCER is expecting a baby boy, he has revealed. The OSCAR-winning star stunned the audience at...

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Aerosmith's Ice-cream Treat

26th August 2003 2:04

AEROSMITH rockers JOE PERRY and STEVEN TYLER made the most of the massive blackout that brought America's East Coast to a standstill earlier this...

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Trace Adkins Inducted Into Grand Ole Opry

26th August 2003 2:04

Country star TRACE ADKINS was inducted into America's GRAND OLE OPRY on Saturday (23AUG03) by fellow member and mentor RONNIE MILSAP. Adkins...

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Blige's Oscar Ambitions

26th August 2003 2:04

Singer MARY J BLIGE is planning to make a serious move into acting - and she expects it to land her an OSCAR. The NO MORE DRAMA hitmaker has...

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Mystikal Wins Copyright Case

26th August 2003 2:04

Rapper MYSTIKAL is celebrating a courtroom victory, after a federal appeal court ruled he did not break copyright laws when he used two Cajun...

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Mel B Jogs With Kelly R

26th August 2003 2:04

Former SPICE GIRL star MELANIE BROWN has struck up a friendship with R+B star KELLY ROWLAND - and the two now go jogging together. The MAMA...

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Victoria Beckham Shows Off New Spanish Look

26th August 2003 2:04

VICTORIA BECKHAM is sporting a new hairstyle - influenced by her new home in Spain. The NOT SUCH AN INNOCENT GIRL singer spent $2,400 (GBP1,500)...

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Jagger Banned From House By Jerry

26th August 2003 2:04

SIR MICK JAGGER has been banned from staying at his family home in Richmond, South London - as ex-wife JERRY HALL doesn't want his new lover...

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J.lo Pulls Out Of Power Pop Performance With Britney + Madonna

26th August 2003 2:04

LATEST: JENNIFER LOPEZ has been forced to pull out of the power performance at the MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS because her new movie won't have wrapped...

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Cannon Heading For Court Over Floor Bill

26th August 2003 9:17

Former ALLY McBEAL star DYAN CANNON is on the verge of a court battle over a $27,000 (GBP16,875) construction bill she refuses to pay. The...

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Rodriguez Faces Mother's Fears

26th August 2003 9:17

Sexy actress MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ went head to head with her mother's religious beliefs when she decided to become an actress. The GIRLFIGHT...

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Sutherland Was A Huge Bowie Fan

26th August 2003 9:17

24 star KIEFER SUTHERLAND has so much admiration for DAVID BOWIE, he spent much of his youth trying to look like the rocker. The London-born...

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Freeman's Make-up Woes

26th August 2003 9:17

Actor MORGAN FREEMAN had to endure up to three hours of make-up sessions every day on the set of his new flick AN UNFINISHED LIFE. The...

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Romijn-stamos' Steve Martin Fantasies

26th August 2003 9:17

American funnyman STEVE MARTIN has plenty to boast about - he was the subject of REBECCA ROMIJN-STAMOS' first dirty dream. The statuesque X-MEN...

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Sheen And Richards' Wet Turn-on

26th August 2003 9:17

Hollywood couple CHARLIE SHEEN and DENISE RICHARDS are most turned on when they see each other wet. The loving twosome, who wed last year (02),...

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Matt Damon: Star Wars Changed My Life

26th August 2003 9:17

Hollywood hunk MATT DAMON counts sci-fi classic STAR WARS as the film which changed his life. The 32-year-old BOURNE IDENTITY star...

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Cruz Digs Deep To Play Rape Victim

26th August 2003 9:17

Spanish stunner PENELOPE CRUZ is out to prove she's more than a pretty face when she plays a filthy down and out in new Italian movie NON TI...

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Johnny Happy To Compete With Manson Over Wonka Role

26th August 2003 9:17

JOHNNY DEPP is keen to take on the lead role in TIM BURTON's CHARLIE + THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY remake, but he'll happily step aside if rocker MARILYN...

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Tobey's Back Problems Revealed

26th August 2003 9:17

TOBEY MAGUIRE almost missed out on appearing in the SPIDER-MAN sequel when he failed to inform film bosses the exact extent of the back problems...

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Tyson Offers Bryant Advice

26th August 2003 9:17

Boxer MIKE TYSON is urging troubled basketball superstar KOBE BRYANT to make peace with his family - because he'll need them if he goes to...

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Affleck's Accuser Keeps Talking

26th August 2003 9:17

The lap-dancer who claims BEN AFFLECK performed oral sex on her at a house party in Vancouver, Canada, is standing firm - even though she faces...

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Bryson's Tax Trouble

26th August 2003 9:17

Soul star PEABO BRYSON is in trouble with the tax authorities in America. Officials have seized items from the singer's Atlanta, Georgia,...

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Kelly Clarkson Laughs About Wedding Stories

26th August 2003 9:17

AMERICAN IDOL winner KELLY CLARKSON saw the funny side of press reports of her 'secret wedding' - when pals called her up to complain they hadn't...

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Janet Jackson's Crush On Barry Manilow

26th August 2003 9:17

Sexy singer JANET JACKSON had a huge crush on crooner BARRY MANILOW as a child. The RHYTHM NATION beauty admits the COULD IT BE MAGIC star was...

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Zevon Upset With Morbid Fans

26th August 2003 9:17

Dying rocker WARREN ZEVON is disappointed with fans for turning his refusal to have cancer treatment into heroism. The WEREWOLVES OF LONDON...

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Aerosmith Stars Slam Townshend

26th August 2003 9:17

THE WHO star PETE TOWNSHEND has become the target for a new torrent of abuse - from his rock peers. AEROSMITH bandmates JOE PERRY and TOM...

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Sigel Prosecutors Want To Tape Witnesses

26th August 2003 9:17

Prosecutors in rapper BEANIE SIGEL's assault and attempted murder case want to videotape witnesses' testimonies, for fear they'll fail to appear in...

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Friel Takes Riding Lessons From Model Kidd

26th August 2003 13:46

Sexy British actress ANNA FRIEL is desperate to get over her fear of horses - so she's been offered equestrian lessons by British supermodel JODIE...

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Bardot Denies Homophobia

26th August 2003 13:46

Veteran screen star BRIGITTE BARDOT insists she holds a great deal of love and respect for gay men - even though she slams homosexual culture in...

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Anonymity Suits Me Fine, Says Naomi Watts

26th August 2003 13:46

Australian movie beauty NAOMI WATTS can walk the streets without harassment because nobody recognises her - and that's the way she likes it. The...

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Silverstone's Diet The Key To Her Skin

26th August 2003 13:46

Sexy actress ALICIA SILVERSTONE believes women can avoid the need for heavy make-up if they subscribe to a healthy diet. The 26-year-old...

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David Blaine: This Is The Big One

26th August 2003 13:46

Madcap illusionist DAVID BLAINE admits his next stunt is the riskiest he has ever undertaken - and warns observers they'll be able to see his open...

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Depp Loves Mexico Movie

26th August 2003 13:46

JOHNNY DEPP had difficulty saying goodbye on the set of new western ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO because it was one of his most enjoyable...

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Paltrow's Love Of Posh British Boys

26th August 2003 13:46

Movie babe GWYNETH PALTROW's love for posh COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN has been explained - she adores upper class British boys. And the...

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Lara Flynn Boyle's Weight Worries Pals

26th August 2003 13:46

Friends of movie beauty LARA FLYNN BOYLE are increasingly worried about her rapid weight loss since she split with lover JACK NICHOLSON earlier...

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Barrymore Snubs Dying Father

26th August 2003 13:46

Sexy CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE star DREW BARRYMORE is refusing to see her desperately ill father - because she can't forgive the way he...

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Jay Kay Slams Tv Car Race

26th August 2003 13:46

JAMIROQUAI frontman JAY KAY has lashed out at a British TV car race he lost to supermodel JODIE KIDD, claiming it was unfair. The high-pitched...

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The Darkness Inspire The Stones

26th August 2003 13:46

Up-and-coming rock outfit THE DARKNESS received the ultimate compliment from music stalwart SIR MICK JAGGER when he took a liking to their...

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Clarkson's Angry Rants Serve Her Well

26th August 2003 13:46

AMERICAN IDOL winner KELLY CLARKSON will never run out of fiery ideas for songs - she has been keeping a journal of angry rants since she was...

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Tommy Lee's Thong Gift For Doherty

26th August 2003 13:46

Hellraising rocker TOMMY LEE was so desperate to woo actress SHANNON DOHERTY in a plush California eaterie, he bought her two sexy thongs. The...

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Jo O'meara Aims At America

26th August 2003 13:46

Former S CLUB singer JO O'MEARA is set for solo stardom - and legendary songwriter RICHARD CARPENTER's going to help her get there. The DON'T...

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Chris Martin's Cricket Blues

26th August 2003 13:46

Stressed COLDPLAY singer CHRIS MARTIN took a break from his world tour to play cricket - only to see his team thrashed. The YELLOW singer - who...

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Courtney Loves Women Too

26th August 2003 13:46

Open-minded rocker COURTNEY LOVE enjoys getting close to both men and women, judging from events at a recent photo shoot. The former HOLE...

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Diddy Sued Over 'Bouncer Attack'

26th August 2003 13:46

Rap mogul SEAN ' P DIDDY' COMBS is being sued by a woman who claims she was attacked by a bouncer working for his exclusive Manhattan restaurant....

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Hendrix Named Best Guitarist

26th August 2003 17:49

Rock legend JIMI HENDRIX has been named the greatest guitarist in rock history in a list compiled by ROLLING STONE magazine. The PURPLE HAZE...

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Harry: Marilyn Inspired Me To Go Blondie

26th August 2003 17:49

Legendary rocker DEBBIE HARRY admits movie icon MARILYN MONROE inspired her to dye her hair blonde. And the adopted BLONDIE singer says she used...

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Seal: I Try To Stay Calm

26th August 2003 17:49

Rocker SEAL always tries to look on the bright side of life because of his late father's overriding pessimism. And the KILLER singer says he...

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Beatles Club To Go Global

26th August 2003 17:49

The club hailed as the birthplace of the BEATLES could soon be replicated in cities across the world. The company behind THE CAVERN CLUB in...

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Death At Reading Festival

26th August 2003 17:49

A teenage boy has died at Britain's READING FESTIVAL - but the cause of his death remains unknown. Local police in Berkshire, England, are...

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Meg White's Surprise Leeds Appearance

26th August 2003 17:49

THE WHITE STRIPES' drummer MEG WHITE stunned fans at Britain's LEEDS FESTIVAL on Sunday (24AUG03), by joining pal BRENDAN BENSON on stage. In...

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System Of A Down Prevent Crush

26th August 2003 17:49

Heavy rockers SYSTEM OF A DOWN insist they had to halt their performance at Britain's LEEDS FESTIVAL on Friday (22AUG03) - or risk their fans being...

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Jacko Readying For 45th Birthday

26th August 2003 17:49

King of pop MICHAEL JACKSON is preparing himself for his 45th birthday later this week (29AUG03) while a monster party is being arranged by his fan...

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Bobby Brown To Stay In Jail Until Court

26th August 2003 17:49

LATEST: Troubled singer BOBBY BROWN is to remain in jail until a court appearance tomorrow (27AUG03). The MY PREROGATIVE star was arrested in...

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Eminem's Dad Desperate For Reunion

26th August 2003 17:49

EMINEM's father is begging the controversial rapper to get in contact with him - because he's tired of having his son missing from his life. ...

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Experts List Top 40 Best Tv Shows

26th August 2003 17:49

Experts at British TV listings magazine RADIO TIMES have drawn up a list of the 40 best television programmes of all time. Included in the top...

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Paltrow Fathered By Hopkins

26th August 2003 17:49

OSCAR-winning star GWYNETH PALTROW is poised to become the daughter of SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS - in a new movie about a troubled genius. The SILENCE...

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Tarantino Fails To Locate Thurman

26th August 2003 17:49

QUENTIN TARANTINO was left "freaking out" after flying into New York to give his KILL BILL star UMA THURMAN an exclusive screening of the movie -...

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Minnie Driver Enjoying Time With New Love

26th August 2003 17:49

British movie beauty MINNIE DRIVER has spoken of her love for new boyfriend - just months after she declared herself unable to find a date. The...

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Ellen Degeneres No Fan Of O'donnell

26th August 2003 17:49

American comedian ELLEN DEGENERES may be getting her own television talk show, but there is no way she wants ROSIE ODONNELL to appear as a guest. ...

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Gershon Attends Moore's Stripping School

26th August 2003 17:49

Actress GINA GERSHON opted to learn the art of stripping in popular New York adult establishment SCORES - the venue that gave DEMI MOORE her...

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Bratt Returns To Law

26th August 2003 17:49

Actor BENJAMIN BRATT is returning to American TV drama LAW + ORDER - after failing to hit the big time on the big screen. The former fiance of...

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Bancroft Becomes Animated Villain

26th August 2003 17:49

Veteran actress ANNE BANCROFT has joined an A-list voice cast for computer-animated feature DELGO - in which she'll portray the movie's...

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Escaped Pigs Head For Big Screen

26th August 2003 17:49

The tale of two British pigs who saved themselves from imminent death is to be made into a movie. The ginger-haired pigs, dubbed BUTCH CASSIDY...

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Insurance Sees Downey Jr Leave Woody

26th August 2003 17:49

Movie wildman ROBERT DOWNEY JR has been forced to pull out of WOODY ALLEN's new flick - because of the expense of insuring him. As the NATURAL...

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