Celebrity Gossip, Music, Movie and Entertainment News 29th December 2004

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Presley's Guitarist Garland Dies

29th December 2004 1:16

ELVIS PRESLEY's one-time guitarist, HANK GARLAND, has died in Florida of a staph infection, aged 74. Garland was a revered studio musician who...

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Usher Ends The Year As Bestselling Us Artist

29th December 2004 1:16

USHER has ended the most amazing year of his career with the honour of most-shipped US album of 2004. The R+B hunk's CONFESSIONS album sold...

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Presley Water Sold Online

29th December 2004 1:16

Sips of water taken from a cup ELVIS PRESLEY drank from during a 1977 show has sold at an online auction for $455 (GBP239.50). Elvis fan WADE...

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Vinton Turns Down Hometown Honour

29th December 2004 1:16

Fifties crooner BOBBY VINTON has scrapped a plan to honour him in his hometown of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, because he feels locals should spend...

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Minnelli Hospitalised

29th December 2004 1:16

LIZA MINNELLI has reportedly been hospitalised after falling and hitting her head. The 58-year-old singer was taken to a New York City hospital...

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Pacino's Oscar Tips

29th December 2004 1:16

OSCAR winner AL PACINO has already given away how he'll be voting at the 2005 ACADEMY AWARDS - he claims he has just seen the best two films back...

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Sopranos Star Turned Down The Godfather

29th December 2004 1:16

THE SOPRANOS star DOMINIC CHIANESE missed out on his first big break when he had to turn down a role in THE GODFATHER. The actor, who plays...

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Bacon Wrecks Daughter's Acting Dreams By Putting Her In Movie

29th December 2004 1:16

KEVIN BACON is trying to dissuade his daughter from becoming an actress after casting her in his own film. The FOOTLOOSE star's daughter SOSIE...

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Topher Pokes Fun At His Own New Film

29th December 2004 1:16

Actor TOPHER GRACE is making fun of his own new movie IN GOOD COMPANY in a blink-and-you'll-miss-him scene in OCEAN'S TWELVE. The MONA LISA...

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Sex + The City's Lost Fourth Ending Revealed

29th December 2004 1:16

The cast of SEX + THE CITY plotted a fourth ending to the hit show to dupe paparazzi and reporters keen to get spoiler details of how the series...

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Rushdie Speaks Out After Play Ban

29th December 2004 1:16

British author SALMAN RUSHDIE has joined the protests against the axing of a play depicting rape and murder in a Sikh temple. The writer, who...

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Fockers Are Even Bigger

29th December 2004 1:16

LATEST: Unofficial Sunday (26DEC04) estimates for hit new comedy MEET THE FOCKERS fell $2 million (GBP1.05 million) short of the official figures,...

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Ben Hur + Jailhouse Rock Added To American Library

29th December 2004 1:16

BEN HUR, ELVIS PRESLEY's JAILHOUSE ROCK, the original NUTTY PROFESSOR and films teaching children to "duck and cover" during the Cold War between...

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Comics Threaten To Stop The Laughter In Nyc

29th December 2004 1:16

New York's top funnymen are planning a 2005 strike in a bid to get better salaries from city comedy clubs. Comedians TED ALEXANDRO and RUSS...

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Susan Sontag Dies

29th December 2004 1:16

Acclaimed author and activist SUSAN SONTAG has died in a Manhattan, New York, hospital, aged 71. Her historical novel IN AMERICA won the...

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Jet Li Escapes Tsunamis

29th December 2004 1:16

Martial arts superstar JET LI risked death in the Maldives at the weekend (26DEC04) when he and his daughter were caught up in the tsunamis that...

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Supermodel Petra Caught Up In Tsunami Hell

29th December 2004 1:16

Supermodel PETRA NEMKOVA is recovering in hospital in Thailand after being swept away by the tsunamis that killed more than 50,000 people in Asia...

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Ricky Martin Cites Bono + Sting As Charity Heroes

29th December 2004 1:16

Latino hearthrob RICKY MARTIN is modelling himself on STING and BONO as he aims to make 2005 a year for the world's at risk kids. The LIVIN' LA...

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Maroon 5 Star's Blackout Sex

29th December 2004 1:16

MAROON 5 star ADAM LEVINE is looking forward to the next blackout in New York because he enjoyed his best night of romance and passion during the...

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No Groupies For Franz Ferdinand

29th December 2004 1:16

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have adopted a no-groupie rule when they're on tour - because they think it's unromantic. The four-piece insist...

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Friend's Dying Daughter Made Toby Rethink Dixie Chicks Feud

29th December 2004 1:16

Country star TOBY KEITH decided to end his much-publicised feud with the DIXIE CHICKS after learning the daughter of a friend was dying of...

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Hilton's Perfect Sleep Rules

29th December 2004 1:16

Energetic socialite PARIS HILTON has to cover her eyes when she sleeps, otherwise she'll be awake all night. The hotel heiress suffers from...

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Heather Thrilled To Be A Videogame Star

29th December 2004 1:16

BOOGIE NIGHTS star HEATHER GRAHAM has taken on a new action role - as the voice of a computer-animated heroine. Graham was approached to play...

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Euro 2004 Final Tops Sports-on-tv List

29th December 2004 1:16

The final of the EURO 2004 soccer championship beat the OLYMPICS to become the most-watched sporting event of the year, according to new figures....

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Osbourne To Star On Stage

29th December 2004 13:02

Rock matriarch SHARON OSBOURNE is set to star in the next London production of raunchy play THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES. The wife of foul-mouthed...

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Love Rejects Reality Boot Camp

29th December 2004 13:02

Wild rocker COURTNEY LOVE has snubbed the chance to appear in a new reality TV show. Producers wanted to put the former HOLE hitmaker through...

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Timberlake And Nelly Lead Wild Life

29th December 2004 13:02

Superstar pals JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and NELLY enjoy a wild life of partying, the rapper has revealed. Despite Timberlake's supposedly solid...

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Downey Jr Exorcises Demons

29th December 2004 13:02

Actor ROBERT DOWNEY JR has released a new album of his music, in a bid to help him leave his drug addiction past behind. After a traumatic past...

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Dench: 'There's Plenty Of Roles For Older Women'

29th December 2004 13:02

Veteran actress DAME JUDI DENCH refuses to retire because there are always movie roles for elderly women "shuffling around in a wheelchair". The...

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Kidman Invites Fans To Stare At Her Naked

29th December 2004 13:02

Hollywood beauty NICOLE KIDMAN has no problem with fans ogling her naked form on the internet, because it's human nature to enjoy nudity. When...

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Diaz Heads For Tv

29th December 2004 13:02

Movie beauty CAMERON DIAZ is such a huge fan of TV show DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, she's reportedly signed up for a cameo role. The CHARLIE'S ANGELS...

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Grant Stung By Jellyfish

29th December 2004 13:02

Actor HUGH GRANT has been attacked by a jellyfish while on a romantic Christmas break in Barbados. The star whisked new love, socialite JEMIMA...

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Jolie Plans New Babies

29th December 2004 13:02

Hollywood star ANGELINA JOLIE is planning a multi-denominational family by adopting Christian and Muslim babies as little brothers or sisters for...

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Moss And Hack Reunite

29th December 2004 13:02

Supermodel KATE MOSS has reunited with the father of her two-year-old daughter LILA, magazine publisher JEFFERSON HACK. The pair split earlier...

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Lane Quits The Producers In London

29th December 2004 13:02

Actor NATHAN LANE has quit the London stage production of THE PRODUCERS after suffering two slipped discs. The actor was due to play crooked...

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Attenborough Mourns Granddaughter

29th December 2004 13:02

British movie legend LORD ATTENBOROUGH's 14-year-old granddaughter LUCY has been killed by the horrific tsunami that struck Asia on Boxing Day...

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Ryan's New Year's Resolution

29th December 2004 13:02

Boyband heart-throb LEE RYAN has promised to put his bad boy ways behind him and behave himself in 2005. The BLUE singer has a chequered past,...

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West The Best Of 2004

29th December 2004 13:02

R+B sensation KANYE WEST's debut album THE COLLEGE DROPOUT has been named best album of the year (04) by a leading British music store. The...

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Church Snubs Cardiff

29th December 2004 13:02

Singing superstar CHARLOTTE CHURCH has turned down the chance to be the face of a ceremony to celebrate her home city's 100th anniversary. The...

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Chili Peppers Make Top 100

29th December 2004 13:02

The phenomenal success of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' last album has propelled them into a list of the 100 most successful artists of all time. ...

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Simpson Ponders His Busted Future

29th December 2004 19:15

Pop hunk CHARLIE SIMPSON has warned his BUSTED bandmates he may quit the CRASHED THE WEDDING hitmakers at the beginning of the New Year (05). ...

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Jackson Jury Selection Begins

29th December 2004 19:15

MICHAEL JACKSON's impending child molestation trial has created history in Santa Barbara, California for accumulating one of the largest jury pools...

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Stewart's Near Miss

29th December 2004 19:15

Veteran rocker ROD STEWART has confessed he once almost seduced a transvestite. The MAGGIE MAY star only discovered the object of his desire...

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Lil' Jon Is Bitter With Usher

29th December 2004 19:15

Rapper LIL' JON is furious with his YEAH! collaborator USHER, because he feels the R+B star claimed all the credit for the song. According to...

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Linkin Park Set Up Tsunami Charity

29th December 2004 19:15

American rockers LINKIN PARK have launched their own charity to raise funds for survivors of the Asian tsunami. The IN THE END band have set up...

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Elton John Married?

29th December 2004 19:15

SIR ELTON JOHN is reported to have married lover DAVID FURNISH at a Christmas Christening party held by DAVID and VICTORIA BECKHAM. The pair...

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Farrell's Treats For Monroe

29th December 2004 19:15

COLIN FARRELL was so obsessed with MARILYN MONROE as a child, he would leave candy under his pillow in the hope she would visit while he slept. ...

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Connery Recycles Shoes

29th December 2004 19:15

Former JAMES BOND star SIR SEAN CONNERY never buys shoes - preferring to wear the same pairs over and over again. The 74-year-old actor can't...

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Wahlberg To Toughen Up For Role

29th December 2004 19:15

Actor MARK WAHLBERG is poised to propel the brutal ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP (UFC) into the mainstream in a new movie. The BOOGIE NIGHTS...

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Jerry Orbach Dies

29th December 2004 19:15

American actor JERRY ORBACH has died of prostate cancer at the age of 69. The star, most famous for his role in TV hit LAW + ORDER, was only...

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Winslet's Primitive Christmas

29th December 2004 19:15

KATE WINSLET and her family were forced to spend Christmas (04) in a primitive outhouse, after builders failed to finish work on their new home in...

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Lucy Liu Splits And Finds New Love

29th December 2004 19:15

CHARLIE'S ANGELS beauty LUCY LIU has reportedly split from fiance ZACH HELM - but has already embarked on a new romance. The pair got engaged in...

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Beckinsale Wanted To Quit Aviator

29th December 2004 19:15

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO and MARTIN SCORSESE reportedly had to beg KATE BECKINSALE not to quit THE AVIATOR, after she began to doubt her acting career. ...

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Church Recognises The Weight Benefits Of Heartache

29th December 2004 19:15

Opera babe CHARLOTTE CHURCH has urged her boyfriend KYLE JOHNSON to cheat on her - so she can lose weight. The Welsh singer admits her...

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