Music, Movie and Entertainment News 26th August 2004

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Leary Wants Reality Tv-style Elections

26th August 2004 2:43

Comedian DENIS LEARY believes politicians should win over their public through a reality show to make the presidential race less "boring". ...

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Purefoy Wants Bellucci For His Cleopatra

26th August 2004 2:43

Brooding British actor JAMES PUREFOY is begging producers to cast MONICA BELLUCCI as his CLEOPATRA in a new TV mini-series about Roman hero MARC...

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Spider-man Goes Gaming

26th August 2004 2:43

SPIDER-MAN star TOBEY MAGUIRE is turning his talents to TV producing after being added to the board of experts of a planned new cable gaming...

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Orlando Beats Usher In Internet Hunks Polls

26th August 2004 2:43

ORLANDO BLOOM has beaten USHER and American Olympic hero MICHAEL PHELPS to the top of a new Internet hunks poll. Conducted by website...

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Weisz Is A Vice Girl

26th August 2004 2:43

Movie beauty RACHEL WEISZ nearly changed her Jewish surname when she was starting out as an actress because no one could pronounce it properly. ...

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Doohan Gets Walk Of Fame Honour

26th August 2004 2:43

Former STAR TREK actor JAMES DOOHAN will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday (31AUG04). The 84-year-old star, who...

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Tyra Banks To Walk Down The Aisle?

26th August 2004 2:43

Supermodel TYRA BANKS is ready to walk down the aisle with her basketball star beau CHRIS WEBBER, after close to three years of dating, according...

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Golf Secret Behind Douglases' Bulletproof Windows

26th August 2004 2:43

Hollywood couple CATHERINE ZETA-JONES and MICHAEL DOUGLAS bought bullet-proof windows for their new Welsh mansion - to protect themselves from...

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Showmen Put Restrictions On Tiger Attack Tape

26th August 2004 2:43

Las Vegas, Nevada, showmen SIEGFRIED AND ROY are refusing to hand over footage of their onstage tiger mauling incident to America's Department of...

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Berry Dumps Benet's Clothes

26th August 2004 2:43

Hollywood beauty HALLE BERRY has reportedly donated her estranged husband ERIC BENET's clothes to homeless Los Angeles residents. The MONSTER'S...

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Peta Members Get Ugly Over Cindy's Fur U-turn

26th August 2004 2:43

LATEST: Furious animal rights protestors are set to shame CINDY CRAWFORD into hanging up her fur by plastering her image all over Hollywood's...

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Simpson Looks Up To Lopez

26th August 2004 2:43

Pop beauty JESSICA SIMPSON is full of admiration for JENNIFER LOPEZ and considers the actress the biggest beauty in entertainment. The...

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Church Is A Slimmer Swimmer

26th August 2004 2:43

Teen soprano CHARLOTTE CHURCH has taken up swimming to regain her slim figure. The VOICE OF AN ANGEL star, 18, put on weight after a boozy...

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Lopez Works Hard At Keeping Clothing Range Sexy

26th August 2004 2:43

JENNIFER LOPEZ wanted designers to keep one thing in mind when they were putting her clothing line together - it had to be sexy. The singer and...

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Silent Madonna At Hospital Reading

26th August 2004 2:43

Singer and children's author MADONNA remained silent during a reading of her latest story yesterday (25AUG04) - to protect her voice for tonight's...

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Tommy Lee Goes Back To School

26th August 2004 2:43

Rocker TOMMY LEE is off to university - and he's taking a camera crew with him to film his new life for a reality TV show. The former MOTLEY...

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Prodigy's Budget Album

26th August 2004 2:43

British dance superstars THE PRODIGY's latest album ALWAYS OUTNUMBERED, NEVER OUTGUNNED was made on only $360 (GBP200) worth of computer...

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Cooper Blasts Political Rockers

26th August 2004 2:43

Republican rocker ALICE COOPER has slammed presidential hopeful JOHN KERRY's celebrity supporters as traitors for letting politics get in the way...

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Cher's Song Dumped From Alfie

26th August 2004 2:43

CHER's new version of the title song for JUDE LAW's upcoming ALFIE remake has reportedly been dropped, after test audiences laughed at the track. ...

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David Cassidy Accused Of Abandoning Daughter

26th August 2004 2:43

Seventies pop icon DAVID CASSIDY has been accused of abandoning his 17-year-old daughter KATIE. The teen has been trying to follow in her...

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Madonna Interested In Onassis Isle

26th August 2004 2:43

MADONNA has her sights set on buying a Greek island from multibillionairess ATHINA ONASSIS, according to reports. The pop superstar has...

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Weisz Not To Work With Aronofsky Soon

26th August 2004 14:07

THE MUMMY star RACHEL WEISZ has slammed rumours she is soon to work with her current director boyfriend DARREN ARONOFSKY. The British actress...

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Anderton's Toilet Drug Fears

26th August 2004 14:07

Model SOPHIE ANDERTON's is taking "one day at a time" in her battle against drugs - which includes avoiding toilet cubicles during nights out. ...

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Vin Diesel Defends Sequel Choice

26th August 2004 14:07

Movie hunk VIN DIESEL has fiercely defended his decision to make movie sequel THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK - insisting he is not rushing headlong into...

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Weisz: I'm No Celebrity

26th August 2004 14:07

British actress RACHEL WEISZ refuses to believe she's a bona fide celebrity - because she never asks her for an autograph. THE MUMMY star shuns...

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Winslet Undersold Home Shared With Ex-husband

26th August 2004 14:07

KATE WINSLET has missed out on a $900,000 (GBP500,000) windfall from the sale of the home she shared with her first husband. The TITANIC actress...

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Zeta-jones Petrified Of Californian Freeway

26th August 2004 14:07

CATHERINE ZETA-JONES was terrified of driving on a Los Angeles freeway when she first arrived in Hollywood. The OSCAR-winning beauty, 34, was...

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Kidman Has Tests For Bone Disease

26th August 2004 14:07

Oscar-winning actress NICOLE KIDMAN has reportedly undergone a bone density test to check whether she has the debilitating disease osteoporosis. ...

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Skinner And Rascal Refuse Naked Shoot

26th August 2004 14:07

THE STREETS singer MIKE SKINNER and fellow British rapper DIZZEE RASCAL were furious when a photographer suggested they pose for him in the nude. ...

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Abba Star Plans Comeback

26th August 2004 14:07

Former ABBA star ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD's planned musical comeback could be the start of a "successful solo career". The WATERLOO singer, 59, has...

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Bedingfield To Work With Busted Star?

26th August 2004 14:07

British chart-topping singer NATASHA BEDINGFIELD will be teaming up with BUSTED's JAMES BOURNE to co-write her next album. THESE WORDS star...

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Ryan Goes Solo With Goodrem

26th August 2004 14:07

BLUE singer LEE RYAN has sought the help of gorgeous Australian singer DELTA GOODREM to help him launch his solo career. The 21-year-old ALL...

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Kelis Teams Up With Bjork

26th August 2004 14:07

R+B singer KELIS has teamed up with Icelandic star BJORK for a track exclusively available online. MILKSHAKE star Kelis, 24, sings on a version...

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Minogue Joins Beauty Brigade

26th August 2004 14:07

Pop babe KYLIE MINOGUE is extending her entrepreneurial skills by launching her own skincare business. The SLOW singer's lingerie range LOVE...

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Beyonce Asks For Second-hand Lipstick To Pose

26th August 2004 14:07

BEYONCE KNOWLES agreed to pose with fans for photographs while on a European holiday with boyfriend rapper JAY-Z, providing they gave her their...

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West To Concentrate On Solo Work

26th August 2004 14:07

Hip-hop star KANYE WEST is refusing to team-up with other artists in the immediate future - because he wants to concentrate on his solo career. ...

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Elton: I'm Sick Of Fame

26th August 2004 14:07

Superstar SIR ELTON JOHN is fed-up with his international fame - because he's too old to run away from infatuated fans. The ROCKET MAN singer,...

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Mccartney Stops Wife's Iraq Visit

26th August 2004 14:07

Former BEATLES star PAUL McCARTNEY is refusing to allow his wife HEATHER MILLS to visit war-torn Iraq as part of her charity work. The former...

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Blade Runner Voted Top Sci-fi Film

26th August 2004 17:29

HARRISON FORD's 1982 film BLADE RUNNER has been crowned the best science fiction film ever - by top scientists. The RIDLEY SCOTT-directed...

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Pitt And Aniston Splash Out On Croquet Set

26th August 2004 17:29

BRAD PITT and wife JENNIFER ANISTON's love for the traditional garden pastime of croquet has set them back a massive $12,600 (GBP7,000). The...

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Seinfeld Star Marries Golf Presenter

26th August 2004 17:29

SEINFELD actor JOHN O'HURLEY has married GOLF CHANNEL presenter LISA MESLOH in a ceremony attended by former Vice President DAN QUAYLE and cult 70s...

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Murray Purchases Property In Martha's Vineyard

26th August 2004 17:29

The LOST IN TRANSLATION star BILL MURRAY has purchased a $7.25 million (GBP4.02 million) 104-year-old property on Martha's Vineyard. The...

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Mena Suvari Snubs High School Films

26th August 2004 17:29

Hollywood actress MENA SUVARI is refusing to star in anymore immature "high school" movies. The sexy 25-year-old actress - who has previously...

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Waters Thrilled By Catholic Church Blast At Film

26th August 2004 17:29

Film-maker JOHN WATERS is thrilled at the review given to his latest film A DIRTY SHAME from the CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE - despite it lambasting the...

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Hilton's 'Lost' Dog Was At Grandparents

26th August 2004 17:29

PARIS HILTON's desperate search for her lost dog TINKERBELL could have been avoided if the hotel heiress had a better memory - she'd forgotten her...

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Lethal Weapon Star Arrested

26th August 2004 17:29

LETHAL WEAPON star DANNY GLOVER has been arrested outside the Sudan Embassy in Washington during a heated protest march. After the incident in...

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Cool J Keeps It Real

26th August 2004 17:29

Rapper LL COOL J refuses to take influence from other hip-hop stars and sport a fake image - because he wants his fans to see the real him. The...

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Radiohead's Release Song On Charity Website

26th August 2004 17:29

Rock band RADIOHEAD are to release a new track to mark the launch of the WAR CHILD charity's new music website. The British group will be...

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Eminem Helps Brother's Love Life

26th August 2004 17:29

EMINEM's younger brother NATE MATHERS shamelessly uses his brother's fame to score success with the opposite sex. The 18-year-old enjoys the...

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Shaznay Lewis Hated Being The 'Nerd'

26th August 2004 17:29

Former ALL SAINTS singer SHAZNAY LEWIS felt like the "nerd" of the successful girlgroup - because of her songwriting talent. The NEVER FELT LIKE...

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Jamelia Takes On America

26th August 2004 17:29

British R+B star JAMELIA insists she's primed to work hard at conquering America - but concedes she doesn't care if she fails. The THANK YOU...

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Knowles Is Paid Fortune For One Day's Work

26th August 2004 17:29

BEYONCE KNOWLES has reportedly been paid $3.6 million (GBP2 million) for just one day's work. The CRAZY IN LOVE singer, 22, spent 24 hours...

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Beckham's Pregnancy Confirmed By Pals

26th August 2004 17:29

LATEST: Pals of former SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM and her soccer star husband DAVID have confirmed reports the celebrity couple are expecting...

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Mtv Ban Rap Star For Homophobic Lyrics

26th August 2004 17:29

Reggae star BEENIE MAN has been banned from performing at an MTV concert after organisers learned gay activists were planning a protest over the...

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Posh Style Club Offers Images Of Sexy Stars

26th August 2004 21:06

Leery fans of stars in their underwear have a new website on their favourites list - thanks to the posh LONG ISLAND STAYLACE ASSOCIATION. The...

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Perez Gives Frankenstein A New Look

26th August 2004 21:06

Movie hunk VINCENT PEREZ is set to give FRANKENSTEIN's monster a makeover when he gives MARY SHELLEY's creation a modern new look. The QUEEN OF...

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Witherspoon Impresses Co-star

26th August 2004 21:06

REESE WITHERSPOON has been winning praise from her VANITY FAIR co-star who found her to be "fiercely intelligent" and highly capable of looking...

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Hoffman's Son Djs For Stewart's Daughter

26th August 2004 21:06

ROD STEWART's model daughter KIMBERLY held a star-studded 23rd birthday party in Los Angeles on Friday (20AUG04) - with DUSTIN HOFFMAN's son JAKE...

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Will And Jada's Sitcom Puts Husband And Wife In Competition

26th August 2004 21:06

WILL and JADA PINKETT SMITH's sitcom ALL OF US has shifted broadcast times - pitching married couple DUANE MARTIN and TISHA CAMPBELL MARTIN against...

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M Night Shyamalan's Makes Film Of Life Of Pi

26th August 2004 21:06

Writer-director M NIGHT SHYAMALAN plans to shoot a screen adaptation of ANN MATTEL's popular novel LIFE OF PI. The SIXTH SENSE film-maker will...

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Hilary Duff: 'My Life's A Fairy Tale'

26th August 2004 21:06

Teen actress and singer HILARY DUFF claims her life is so perfect, it closely resembles a "fairy tale". The 16-year-old star of hit American TV...

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Le Blanc: 'I Was Going To Quit'

26th August 2004 21:06

FRIENDS star MATT LE BLANC was planning to quit acting when the sitcom ended - but friends and family insisted he was too young to sit around doing...

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Stars Sign Confidentiality Agreements For Stallone's Show

26th August 2004 21:06

MEL GIBSON, WILLIAM SHATNER and JAMES CAAN are among a host of stars who have had to sign confidentiality agreements after viewing tapings of...

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Le Blanc Tells Friends Pals To Stay Away

26th August 2004 21:06

MATT LE BLANC has asked his FRIENDS pals to stay off-camera for the first series of his spin-off sitcom JOEY because he wants to prove he can make...

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Bullock Drops Out Of Movie Two Weeks Before Filming

26th August 2004 21:06

Hollywood actress SANDRA BULLOCK has dropped out of her upcoming movie PRIME just two weeks before filming is due to begin (SEP04) - because she...

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Bosses Reach Agreement On Guthrie's Track

26th August 2004 21:06

Music bosses have allowed WOODY GUTHRIE's classic THIS IS YOUR LAND to continue to be used in an animated internet short, which mocks American...

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Cash's Son Organises Album Tribute

26th August 2004 21:06

Music legend JOHNNY CASH's son has produced a tribute album to his late father - which includes songs sang by EMMYLOU HARRIS and SHERYL CROW. ...

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Jagger And Kid Rock Help Great White Fire Victims

26th August 2004 21:06

Stars like SIR MICK JAGGER, KID ROCK and R.E.M are joining forces to help the victims of a fire that killed 99 GREAT WHITE fans last year (03). ...

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Britney's Love Rival's Big Night

26th August 2004 21:06

The mother of BRITNEY SPEARS' future stepchildren was the star attraction at a pop party in California last night (25AUG04) when she turned up...

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Slash Lays Guns N' Roses To Rest

26th August 2004 21:06

Former GUNS N' ROSES rocker SLASH is delighted fans now recognise him as a member of VELVET REVOLVER - instead of the guitarist from GUNS N' ROSES....

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Britney And Shakira Join Efforts To Aid Storm Victims

26th August 2004 21:06

BRITNEY SPEARS, SHAKIRA, the STROKES and LINKIN PARK are among more than 100 artists who have autographed guitars for auction to aid survivors of...

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Eminem's Younger Brother Is Close To Mother

26th August 2004 21:06

Rapper EMINEM's younger brother continues to enjoy a close relationship with their mother DEBBIE - even though the STAN star has viciously attacked...

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Body Count Star Loses Lymphoma Battle

26th August 2004 21:06

ICE-T's masked guitarist DENNIS MILES has lost his battle with lymphoma. The BODY COUNT star was 45. Miles, who was known as D-ROC, took to...

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