Music, Movie and Entertainment News 29th June 2005

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Bettany Starts The Countdown To Da Vinci Code

29th June 2005 3:05

British movie star PAUL BETTANY is getting ready for his role as DA VINCI CODE villain SILAS by dying his hair a platinum blond. The DOGVILLE...

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Little House On The Prairie Cast Reunite At Film Festival

29th June 2005 3:05

The cast of beloved family TV series LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE are to reunite for a film festival in Tombstone, Arizona this weekend...

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Four Weddings Director Honoured

29th June 2005 3:05

FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL director MIKE NEWELL is to be honoured by the British Academy of Film + Television Arts/Los Angeles (BAFTA/LA) for...

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Tv Bosses Scrap 9/11 Miniseries

29th June 2005 3:05

TV bosses at NBC/Universal have scrapped plans for a 9/11 miniseries because they fear there's too much competition from rival networks. RON...

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Selma Warns Peers To Stay Away From The Ivy

29th June 2005 3:05

Actress SELMA BLAIR is urging her peers to give up dining at top Los Angeles restaurant The Ivy if they want to avoid the paparazzi. The HELLBOY...

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Jolie: 'Troubled Teens Should Visit Africa'

29th June 2005 3:05

ANGELINA JOLIE wishes her childhood therapists had just arranged to drop her off in Africa because such a trip would have ended years of...

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Top Secret Siegfried + Roy Investigation Proves Inconclusive

29th June 2005 3:05

A newly-unsealed document surrounding the investigation of illusionist ROY HORN's tiger attack has unearthed no conclusive reason for the big cat's...

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Real Soldiers Called Up For Spielberg Film

29th June 2005 3:05

STEVEN SPIELBERG paid tribute to US troops in his new sci-fi epic WAR OF THE WORLDS by inviting a whole battalion to appear in the film. The...

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Boat Builder Challenges Lucas Over Helmets

29th June 2005 3:05

A British boat builder is taking on the might of STAR WARS creator GEORGE LUCAS because he's confident he has every right to sell stormtrooper...

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Model-turned-bounty Hunter Domino Found Dead In Bath

29th June 2005 3:05

Former supermodel-turned-bounty hunter DOMINO HARVEY was found dead in a bathtub in her West Hollywood home on Monday night (27JUN05). She was...

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Royals 'Forced Prince Harry To Do Blood Test' Over Paternity Rumours

29th June 2005 3:05

The elder members of Britain's Royal Family allegedly forced DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES to put her youngest son PRINCE HARRY through a paternity...

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Mills Mccartney's Nighttime Toilet Trouble

29th June 2005 3:05

PAUL McCARTNEY's one-legged wife fears she'll never get used to living live limbless, especially when she needs to go to the toilet in the middle...

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Crow Gets Acoustic On New Covers Album

29th June 2005 3:05

Rocker SHERYL CROW is getting acoustic for a new covers album she's recording specifically for coffee shop chain Starbucks. The singer is...

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Church To Hire Bodyguard

29th June 2005 3:05

Welsh teen star CHARLOTTE CHURCH is considering hiring a bodyguard after repeatedly being hassled while out socialising with friends. The...

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Minogue Thanks Coldplay And Basement Jaxx For Tributes

29th June 2005 3:05

Ailing pop singer KYLIE MINOGUE has thanked COLDPLAY and BASEMENT JAXX for covering her hit track CAN'T GET YOU OF MY HEAD in tribute to her breast...

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Almond's Stammer Back After Accident

29th June 2005 3:05

British pop star MARC ALMOND has relapsed back into speaking with his childhood stammer since his near-death traffic accident last year (OCT04). ...

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Geldof Dumped From Live 8 Playlist

29th June 2005 3:05

Rock campaigner SIR BOB GELDOF has axed himself of the playlist for Saturday's (02JUL05) Live 8 gigs, because he doesn't sell enough records to...

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Fugees And Smiths Start Bet Awards With A Bang

29th June 2005 3:05

THE FUGEES stunned the BET Awards in Hollywood last night (28JUN05) when the trio reformed to open the show with a 12-minute hits medley. The...

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Goldblum Groans About Aloof Actors

29th June 2005 9:25

THE FLY star JEFF GOLDBLUM is on a personal crusade to improve actors' manners when they appear on chat shows. The actor always makes sure he's...

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Heather Investigates 'Scummy' Journalists

29th June 2005 9:25

HEATHER MILLS McCARTNEY has come to terms with the British journalists who have made her life a misery since she started dating husband SIR PAUL...

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Dicaprio To Open Eco-hotel

29th June 2005 9:25

Hollywood hunk LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is planning to open an eco-hotel after buying an island off the Belize coast. The TITANIC star, 30, has...

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Aussie Newsman Who Cruise Attacked Is Kidman's Old Pal

29th June 2005 9:25

The Australian newsman who recently incurred TOM CRUISE's wrath while prying into the actor's personal life for a TV show has revealed he grew up...

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Aniston Considered Abandoning Hollywood

29th June 2005 9:25

JENNIFER ANISTON considered moving away from Hollywood following the collapse of her marriage to BRAD PITT earlier this year (05). The former...

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Bono Cringes Over Live Aid Haircut

29th June 2005 9:25

U2 frontman BONO still cringes over the mullet haircut he sported when the supergroup played the historic Live Aid concert in 1985. Gearing up...

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The Game: 'I Don't Need Bling'

29th June 2005 9:25

Rapper THE GAME uses his stage name pseudonym to adopt a different identity - so he can live a normal life away from the microphone. The star...

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Environmentally-aware Armstrong Keen To Park His Cadillac

29th June 2005 9:25

Punk star BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG is trying to cut back on the amount of time he takes his classic old Cadillac out for a spin - because he knows it's...

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Almond Insulted By Baby Spice Hierarchy

29th June 2005 9:25

Eighties chart-topper MARC ALMOND was horrified when organisers of London's annual Gay Pride concert asked him to finish his performance early on...

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Mccartney Mini-movie Focuses On Super Bowl Show

29th June 2005 9:25

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's appearance at this year's (05) Super Bowl has been turned into a mini-movie. American football's governing body the...

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Petty Reveals All In New Book

29th June 2005 9:25

Rocker TOM PETTY is revealing everything in a new tell-all - the first book the reclusive star has authorised. The LEARNING TO FLY hitmaker sat...

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Stripe: 'America Has An Authority Issue'

29th June 2005 9:25

REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE wishes his fellow Americans would follow Europe's example and treat the government as an employee instead of a boss,...

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West Leads Winners At Bet Awards

29th June 2005 9:25

Rapper KANYE WEST is celebrating after winning two Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards at a ceremony in Hollywood last night (28JUN05) -...

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Fonda's Son Working On Los Angeles Gang Wars Film

29th June 2005 9:25

JANE FONDA's son TROY GARITY is making a documentary about a Los Angeles gang ceasefire he helped initiate a decade ago. The actor/activist is...

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Blair Upset By Denver Dog Law

29th June 2005 9:25

A new dog law in Denver, Colorado has got THE EXORCIST star LINDA BLAIR's head spinning because she claims it amounts to canine genocide. Tired...

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Ethiopian Clinics Leave Jolie Horrified

29th June 2005 9:25

ANGELINA JOLIE realised the sheer enormity of the tasks aid workers have in Ethiopia after a recent visit to the health clinics of Addis Ababa,...

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Norris Set For A Return As Walker

29th June 2005 14:00

Action man CHUCK NORRIS is set to return to his most famous role as WALKER, TEXAS RANGER in a new TV movie. The actor's brother AARON persuaded...

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Lapaglia Disguised His Australian Accent To Win Roles

29th June 2005 14:00

US TV star ANTHONY LaPAGLIA disguised his Australian accent into a Brooklyn, New York tongue because he was fed up with Antipodean stereotypes. ...

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Chow Once Refused Entry To Canada For Triad 'Links'

29th June 2005 14:00

Martial arts actor STEPHEN CHOW thought his global ambitions were over when he was denied entry to Canada in 1995 - because of suspected links to...

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Cruise Loves Sex

29th June 2005 14:00

Hollywood star TOM CRUISE has confessed he loves sex in an interview with a German magazine. Cruise, who is engaged to actress KATIE HOLMES...

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Diana Hated Charles' Love-making, Claims New Book

29th June 2005 14:00

Late British royal DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES rated husband PRINCE CHARLES' bedroom skills a lowly one out of ten, according to a new book. In...

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Kilmer Genuinely Ill

29th June 2005 14:00

LATEST: VAL KILMER has hit out at claims he missed a performance of his West End play because he had been over-indulging at the Wimbledon tennis...

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Daughter Denies Stealing From Gabor To Court

29th June 2005 14:00

Hollywood actress ZSA ZSA GABOR has taken her only daughter FRANCESCA HILTON to court claiming she stole $2 million (GBP1.1 million) from her. ...

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Almond Yearns For Tv Cameo

29th June 2005 14:00

Ex-SOFT CELL singer MARC ALMOND dreams of acting in DOCTOR WHO, his favourite British TV show, despite a lack of acting prowess. The flamboyant...

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Church: 'Stop Releasing Tupac Records'

29th June 2005 14:00

British pop singer CHARLOTTE CHURCH is pleading to the family and record bosses of late rapper TUPAC SHAKUR to stop releasing the tragic hip-hop...

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Doherty: 'Men Are Beautiful'

29th June 2005 14:00

Supermodel KATE MOSS' rocker lover PETE DOHERTY would consider a relationship with another man, because he finds males "beautiful". The...

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Hallyday Avoids Court To Escape Photographers

29th June 2005 14:00

French rocker JOHNNY HALLYDAY refused to attend a court hearing investigating claims he raped a woman yesterday (28JUN05) - because he didn't...

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Bono Takes The Stand In A Bid To Win His Trousers Back

29th June 2005 14:00

LATEST: U2 frontman BONO yesterday (28JUN05) accused the band's former stylist of blackmail in a Dublin, Ireland court. The VERTIGO singer wants...

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Sanctuary Debt Blamed On Beyonce's Father

29th June 2005 14:00

Record giant Sanctuary Group has blamed BEYONCE KNOWLES' father MATHEW, who runs the company's urban music division, for a 40 per cent fall in...

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Chan Awarded French Honour

29th June 2005 17:55

Kung Fu master JACKIE CHAN has received an honourary medal from the City of Paris in recognition of his illustrious film career - and his sense of...

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Aniston's Father Shielded Her From Showbiz

29th June 2005 17:55

JENNIFER ANISTON's parents were so desperate for his daughter to avoid a career in showbiz, they didn't own a TV or take her to the cinema. The...

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Damon Considers The Bourne Ultimatum

29th June 2005 17:55

MATT DAMON is considering reprising his role in a second BOURNE IDENTITY sequel after Universal Studios bosses sealed a reported $2 million (GBP1.2...

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Water To Open Canadian Film Festival

29th June 2005 17:55

DEEPA MEHTA's controversial Indian movie WATER will open the Toronto International Film Festival on 8 September (05) - five years after violent...

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Roberts Snaps Up British Author's New Novel

29th June 2005 17:55

JULIA ROBERTS snapped up the film rights to British author TONY PARSONS' new novel and commissioned him to turn it into screenplay - before he'd...

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Dicaprio To Move On From Scorsese

29th June 2005 17:55

Hollywood heart-throb LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is set to try out a new director after working with legendary film-maker MARTIN SCORSESE on three...

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Producer Sues Over Chicago Profits

29th June 2005 17:55

CHICAGO producer MARTIN RICHARDS is suing HARVEY and BOB WEINSTEIN, Miramax and Disney over unpaid profits from the 2002 hit musical. Richards...

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Trumpeter Griffin Dies

29th June 2005 17:55

Trumpeter CHRIS GRIFFIN died on 18 June (05) from a melanoma in New York City's Danbury Hospital. He was 89. Griffin was an acclaimed member of...

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Franz Ferdinand Colour-code Albums

29th June 2005 17:55

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have chosen to colour-code all their albums rather than naming them - because colour communicates the mood of...

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Williams Late To Confirm Live 8 Set

29th June 2005 17:55

British pop star ROBBIE WILLIAMS can not decide which of his hits to sing at Saturday's London Live 8 concert (02JUL05), because he is determined...

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French Sizzla Concert Cancelled Over Gay Concerns

29th June 2005 17:55

The GARRANCE REGGAE FESTIVAL in Paris has been cancelled after of a flood of complaints about singer SIZZLA's anti-gay lyrics. The festival,...

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Dash Faces Suit Over Odb Sneakers

29th June 2005 17:55

The widow of OL' DIRTY BASTARD is threatening to sue entrepreneur DAMON DASH, unless he drops plans to launch a range of sports shoes with the...

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Spears' Luxurious Labour

29th June 2005 17:55

Pregnant pop star BRITNEY SPEARS is planning to a luxurious labour when she gives birth to her first child in three months time. The singer has...

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Bono Praises Tony Blair But Calls For More

29th June 2005 17:55

U2 rocker BONO has praised British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR and Treasury chief GORDON BROWN for negotiating a new debt deal for the developing...

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Geldof And Bono Invited To G8 Summit

29th June 2005 19:01

LIVE 8 organiser SIR BOB GELDOF has been invited to address the G8 group of world leaders when they meet in Scotland next week (06JUL05). BONO...

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Knightley's Bennet Role Is A Dream Come True

29th June 2005 20:59

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY was terrified about playing heroine ELIZABETH BENNET in the new film version of JANE AUSTEN'S classic novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE -...

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Richardson: 'Life Isn't Over At 35'

29th June 2005 20:59

JOELY RICHARDSON expected work offers to stop when she hit 40, but thanks thirtysomething survivors like NICOLE KIDMAN for increasing the longevity...

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Jillette: 'The Outside World's A Hell Hole'

29th June 2005 20:59

TV magician PENN JILLETTE is happy to be American - because every other country is "an absolute hellhole". Jillette - one half of PENN AND...

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Cinema Chain Gives Cinderella Man A Box Office Boost

29th June 2005 20:59

Bosses at cinema chain AMC Theatres across America are so hooked on RUSSELL CROWE's boxing drama CINDERELLA MAN, they're offering to give film fans...

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Latifah Reteams With Set It Off Girls At Bet Awards

29th June 2005 20:59

QUEEN LATIFAH staged an impromptu SET IF OFF reunion at the BET Awards last night (28JUN05) when she reunited with her castmates for a skit on the...

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Foxx Phones In His Acceptance Speech

29th June 2005 20:59

Oscar winner JAMIE FOXX phoned in his acceptance speech at the BET Awards in Hollywood last night (28JUN05). The movie star claimed the Best...

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Tilly Wins Poker Tournament

29th June 2005 20:59

Actress JENNIFER TILLY has made playing card history in Las Vegas, Nevada, by becoming the first celebrity to win big at the World Series of...

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Witch Star Melissa Is Pregnant

29th June 2005 20:59

The actress who played SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH on TV has some magic news - she's going to be a mum. MELISSA JOAN HART, 29, has confirmed she's...

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Sizemore Ordered To Take Three-day Drug Tests

29th June 2005 20:59

LATEST: BLACK HAWK DOWN star TOM SIZEMORE has been ordered to undergo a drug test every three days while authorities consider evidence he violated...

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Stipe Makes No Apologies

29th June 2005 20:59

Rock activist MICHAEL STIPE makes no apologies for his political opinions - because those who disagree with him can choose not to listen to his...

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Coldplay Stay On Top

29th June 2005 20:59

British rockers COLDPLAY have extended their run at the top of the US album charts by claiming a third week at number one. The group's X+Y album...

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Keys Dreams Of Gladys Knight Duet

29th June 2005 20:59

ALICIA KEYS is so desperate to work with her heroine GLADYS KNIGHT, she held her to a promise live at the BET Awards last night (28JUN05). The...

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Stipe Glad Rem Were Snubbed By Live Aid

29th June 2005 20:59

MICHAEL STIPE is glad REM were never invited to perform at the original Live Aid concert, because he was on the verge of quitting the band in...

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Notorious Big To Be Honoured By Vh1

29th June 2005 20:59

Hip-hop icon NOTORIOUS BIG will receive a posthumous award at music TV station VH1's Hip-Hop Honors show on 22 September (05). Notorious will be...

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The Game Introduces His Son At Bet Awards

29th June 2005 20:59

Rapper THE GAME gave his young son a treat at the BET Awards in Hollywood last night (28JUN05) when he brought him onstage during a duet with MARY...

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Stanley Recovering After Heart Surgery

29th June 2005 20:59

LATEST: Bluegrass legend RALPH STANLEY is recovering in a Tennessee hospital after undergoing a triple heart bypass operation. The 78-year-old...

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Brown Thought Police Were Joking

29th June 2005 20:59

BOBBY BROWN was convinced police officials were joking when they insisted he turn himself in after hitting his wife WHITNEY HOUSTON. The fallen...

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Nick Carter Sentenced For Drink Driving

29th June 2005 20:59

BACKSTREET BOYS star NICK CARTER has been ordered into a three-month alcohol treatment programme after pleading guilty to drunk driving. The...

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