Music, Movie and Entertainment News 27th December 2006

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The Things They Said In 2006

27th December 2006 0:00

By Ian Garland This year has been the year of the outburst, the rant, the rave and the tirade. The showbiz world has been consumed with confessions,...

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Showbiz News Quiz

27th December 2006 0:00

By Ian Garland Have you been paying attention in 2006? Test your showbiz knowledge with this brain-teasing celebrity quiz. 1: Which pop star married...

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Stars Pay Tribute To James Brown

27th December 2006 0:00

Tributes have poured in for late soul legend JAMES BROWN, who died on Christmas day (25DEC06). He was 73. The singer, dubbed the 'Godfather of...

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Schwarzenegger Has Surgery For Broken Leg

27th December 2006 0:00

Actor-turned-California Governor ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER has undergone surgery to repair a broken leg. The TERMINATOR star fractured his right thigh...

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Lewis Has The X-mas Factor

27th December 2006 0:00

British talent show winner LEONA LEWIS has bagged the coveted Christmas number one spot in the UK charts with her debut single A MOMENT LIKE THIS. ...

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Gerald Ford Dies

27th December 2006 0:00

Former US President GERALD FORD has died at his home in Rancho Mirage, California after suffering a string of health problems. He was 93. Ford, who...

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Mccartney: 'Mills Will Get Nothing From Divorce'

27th December 2006 0:00

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has reportedly told HEATHER MILLS she will make nothing from their impending divorce - as he didn't earn any money during their...

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Widow Evicted From Brown Home

27th December 2006 0:00

The widow of late soul legend JAMES BROWN has been evicted from the couple's South Carolina home - with lawyers claiming the pair were never "legally...

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Brown's Body To Lie At The Apollo

27th December 2006 0:00

LATEST: The body of JAMES BROWN will lie in state in the New York venue where he first cemented his place in music history in the 1960s. Brown's...

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Taxi Star Henner Weds

27th December 2006 0:00

Former TAXI star MARILU HENNER married her college crush MICHAEL BROWN in Los Angeles on Thursday (21DEC06). The 54-year-old actress met Brown, also...

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Mccartney Musical On The Way

27th December 2006 0:00

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY is writing a new musical based on his previous romantic relationships - with the show branded as a tribute to his late wife...

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Jolie And Pitt Have Charity Christmas

27th December 2006 0:00

Crusading Hollywood stars ANGELINA JOLIE and BRAD PITT gave up a family Christmas at home to spend the day (25DEC06) with refugees in Costa Rica. ...

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Kid Rock Urges Americans To Support Army In Iraq

27th December 2006 0:00

KID ROCK spent Christmas in Iraq, as part of a thank you to US troops stationed in the Middle East - and urged his countrymen to show their support...

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Spelling And Mcdermott Engaged For The Second Time

27th December 2006 0:00

TORI SPELLING and DEAN MCDERMOTT were engaged for the second time on Christmas day (25DEC06). MCDermott, who first proposed to the former BEVERLY...

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Lee Signs Up For Brown Biopic

27th December 2006 0:00

SPIKE LEE has signed up to direct a movie about the life of late soul legend JAMES BROWN. The Paramount Pictures-funded film will begin shooting in...

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Stone Finds War Films Therapeutic

27th December 2006 0:00

Director OLIVER STONE found the making of his "Vietnam Trio" of movies therapeutic - after part of him was "ruined" by the Vietnam war. The...

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Us Tv Pioneer Stanton Dies

27th December 2006 0:00

American TV pioneer and former president of the CBS network FRANK STANTON has died. He was 98. Stanton is creditted with propelling the small chain...

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Mcgregor Hates Nasty Fans

27th December 2006 0:00

EWAN MCGREGOR was left furious after he was subjected to an on-street critique of his reprisal of OBI-WAN KENOBE in the most recent STAR WARS films...

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Beatles Album Sells For $115,000

27th December 2006 0:00

A signed BEATLES album cover has been sold at auction for over $115,000 (GBP59,000). The autographed copy of the band's first US release MEET THE...

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Comic Drake Dies

27th December 2006 0:00

Slapstick comic CHARLIE DRAKE has died after a long illness following two strokes. He was 81. The British funnyman starred in a string of hit TV...

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Diddy Apologises Over Fur Blunder

27th December 2006 0:00

LATEST: Rap mogul SEAN COMBS has issued an apology to animal rights activists over the use of real fur in his Sean John clothing range - insisting he...

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Sandler Sends Gifts To Cancer Sufferers

27th December 2006 0:00

Actor ADAM SANDLER helped bring some Christmas cheer to two teenage cancer sufferers - by bringing them a sackful of festive goodies. The HAPPY...

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Jackson Vegas Comeback Planned

27th December 2006 0:00

MICHAEL JACKSON is preparing himself for a return to showbiz with a series of comeback gigs in Las Vegas - and is "poised for the top". The THRILLER...

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Urban And Kidman Reunite In Sydney

27th December 2006 0:00

Country star KEITH URBAN has reunited with his wife NICOLE KIDMAN in Sydney, Australia after completing a rehabilitation programme. The singer has...

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Poet John Heath-stubbs Dies

27th December 2006 0:00

British poet JOHN HEATH-STUBBS has died at a nursing home in London. He was 88. Heath-Stubbs, who won the Queens Gold Medal for Poetry in 1973, had...

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Thurman Breaks Wrist On Film Set

27th December 2006 0:00

Hollywood beauty UMA THURMAN is nursing a broken wrist after falling on the set of her latest movie THE ACCIDENTAL HUSBAND. The PULP FICTION...

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Gervais: 'Acting Is Too Difficult'

27th December 2006 0:00

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS insists he's not tempted to further his big screen acting career - because he finds it hard to concentrate on "serious...

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Oh And Payne Officially Divorced

27th December 2006 0:00

GREY'S ANATOMY actress SANDRA OH's four year marriage to SIDEWAYS director ALEXANDER PAYNE is officially over. The couple, who have been separated...

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Affleck And Garner Baptise Baby

27th December 2006 0:00

Hollywood couple BEN AFFLECK and JENNIFER GARNER baptised their baby daughter VIOLET in Charleston, West Virginia on Christmas Eve (24DEC06). The...

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The Things They Say 3657

27th December 2006 0:00

"MADONNA adopted a child but I just wheel these kids into the room if I need to do the father thing." AMERICAN IDOL judge SIMON COWELL is happy to...

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Scissor Sisters Donate Tour Proceeds To Charity

27th December 2006 0:00

Generous pop group SCISSOR SISTERS are to donate a portion of their UK tour profits to 17 British charities. The I DON'T FEEL LIKE DANCING...

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The Things They Say 3656

27th December 2006 0:00

"I am very disciplined about what I eat. But I don't even know what a size double-zero is." Former SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM insists she's...

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The Things They Say 3658

27th December 2006 0:00

"I wouldn't pay GBP10 ($19) to see me in a film." British comedian-turned-actor RICKY GERVAIS doesn't think much of his big-screen debut in NIGHT AT...

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Schwarzenegger Undergoes Surgery

27th December 2006 9:05

Actor and governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has undergone surgery to repair his broken leg. The Republican politician, aged 59, broke...

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Feltz Loves Brand's Texts

27th December 2006 9:26

Television presenter and journalist Vanessa Feltz has told of the "suggestive" text messages she receives from comedian Russell Brand. Speaking of...

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Lil' Kim, Not So Lil' Money

27th December 2006 11:23

Rap superstar Lil' Kim has reportedly agreed to take part in Celebrity Big Brother if she is paid £500,000.According to The Sun, Lil' Kim is quite...

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James Brown To Lie In State

27th December 2006 11:55

Legendary music star James Brown will lie in state in New York on Thursday so the public can say goodbye.The Godfather of Soul will lie on the stage...

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Hollywood's Little Helpers Spread Some Christmas Cheer

27th December 2006 12:17

Hollywood celebrities are helping to spread a little joy over the festive season and becoming involved in a number of charity events. A-list couple...

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Casino Royale Becomes Top Bond

27th December 2006 16:56

Casino Royale has become the highest-grossing James Bond film ever, according to film monitors ScreenDaily.The Daniel Craig flick has impressed both...

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A Dream Debut For Dreamgirls

27th December 2006 18:32

It only played in 852 theaters during just one day of the four-day holiday weekend, but Dreamgirls managed to place seventh on the list of top...

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Verizon Takes Fios To The People

27th December 2006 18:32

Borrowing a page from Apple's strategy, Verizon Communications has begun to open Verizon Experience stores at malls in areas where it is introducing...

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The Perils Of Covering Iraq

27th December 2006 18:32

With Western newsmen rarely able to venture outside the protected Green Zone in Baghdad, the U.S. TV networks are increasingly relying on freelance...

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Movie Reviews: Notes On A Scandal

27th December 2006 18:32

Notes on a Scandal, starring Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett is opening today (Wednesday), just in time to be considered for Oscar nominations. Several...

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Soul Revival

27th December 2006 18:32

Just one day after the death of James Brown at age 73 from congestive heart failure, Spike Lee has been signed to direct a biographical movie about...

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Pirates Saves The Box Office

27th December 2006 18:32

If it hadn't been for Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Hollywood would have ended 2006 about the way it did 2005, with the worst...

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Eragon Swoops Low In U.s., Soars Overseas

27th December 2006 18:32

Although 20th Century Fox's fantasy flick Eragon dropped a whopping 70 percent at the domestic box office, it managed to soar overseas, where it took...

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