Celebrity Gossip, Music, Movie and Entertainment News 30th December 2008

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Timbaland Sued By Christmas Florist

30th December 2008 8:11

Hip-hop producer TIMBALAND has a thorn in his holiday plans - after a florist filed a suit against him alleging he owes thousands of dollars in...

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Jazz Great Hubbard Dies

30th December 2008 8:11

Grammy-winning jazz musician FREDDIE HUBBARD has died, aged 70. Hubbard, a celebrated trumpeter whose style has inspired generations of horn...

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Lohan's Dad Calls 'Truce'

30th December 2008 8:12

LINDSAY LOHAN's dad MICHAEL has called for a "truce" after weeks of warring with his famous daughter and her girlfriend SAMANTHA RONSON. The star's...

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Penn Laps Up Honour For Milk Role

30th December 2008 8:12

SEAN PENN will be honoured at an upcoming California film festival for his portrayal as San Francisco's first openly gay elected official in new film...

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Martin Stopped By Security At London Concert

30th December 2008 8:12

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN was left red-faced before a recent gig in his native England - after he was forced to explain his identity to security...

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Simpson's Beau Romo Collapses After Game

30th December 2008 8:12

JESSICA SIMPSON is nursing her American football star boyfriend TONY ROMO back to health after he collapsed following an intense match at the weekend...

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Bruni-sarkozy Romance Uncovered In New Film

30th December 2008 8:12

Model/singer CARLA BRUNI-SARKOZY has opened up about the intense attraction that led her to wed French President NICOLAS SARKOZY in a new film about...

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Fascinating Fact 6578

30th December 2008 8:12

Actors DUSTIN HOFFMAN, DENNIS HOPPER and DAKOTA FANNING, and comedienne SARAH SILVERMAN, have joined the list of celebrity presenters at the 2009...

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Thornton Puts Music On Hold For Big Movie Money

30th December 2008 8:12

Hollywood actor BILLY BOB THORNTON has put his life-long love of music on hold to pursue his film career - because big budget movies pay so well. ...

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Actress Leigh Expecting Third Child

30th December 2008 8:12

GREY'S ANATOMY actress CHYLER LEIGH is expecting her third child with her actor/musician husband NATHAN WEST. Leigh, 26, married West, 30, in July...

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Mamet's Training Methods Detailed In New Book

30th December 2008 8:12

The playwright who directed JEREMY PIVEN on Broadway before the actor blamed mercury poisoning for his abrupt departure from the stage has been...

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Confusion Over Deschanel 'Engagements'

30th December 2008 8:12

Actress ZOOEY DESCHANEL can take her pick of two suitors - she has reportedly received marriage proposals from rockers BEN GIBBARD and HUNTER...

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Slumdog Millionaire Gets Afi Nod

30th December 2008 8:12

DANNY BOYLE's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE has been given a major movie nod - after a prestigious awards board named it one of the most significant films of...

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Duffy And Alexandra Have Biggest Sellers Of 2008

30th December 2008 9:02

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke and Welsh songstress Duffy were the top-selling artists of the year, it has been confirmed.Rockferry, Duffy's debut...

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Elbow Album Tops Music Critics' Annual 'Poll Of Polls'

30th December 2008 9:24

Mancunian quintet Elbow have crowned a successful 2008 by winning the HMV 'Poll of Polls' survey.The indie five-piece won the Mercury Music Prize...

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Elbow Album Tops Music Critics' Annual Poll Of Polls

30th December 2008 9:57

Mancunian quintet Elbow have crowned a successful 2008 by winning the HMV poll of polls survey.The indie five-piece won the Mercury Music prize...

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Legal Wrangling Continues Over Watchmen Release

30th December 2008 10:30

A rights dispute between 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros over upcoming graphic novel adaptation Watchmen has yet to be resolved.The film, starring...

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Pioneering Jazz Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard Dies Aged 70

30th December 2008 11:35

Jazz legend Freddie Hubbard died on Monday (December 29th) at the age of 70, his manager has confirmed.The Grammy-winner, who worked with the likes...

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Bun 'Reunited Blur'

30th December 2008 11:46

BLUR frontman Damon Albarn has revealed the all-important catalyst that led to the reunion of the seminal Britpop band – a bun.The much-missed...

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Moby 'Aspired To Be Scientist'

30th December 2008 11:46

MOBY has confessed that he had aspirations to be a scientist before forging his musical career.The New York-born musician – whose 1999 album...

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Cruise's Valkyrie Rides To Positive Opening In Germany

30th December 2008 11:46

Tom Cruise's new second world war film Valkyrie has received a surprisingly warm reception from German critics.The 20th Century Fox movie sees Cruise...

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Streisand Mum's Disapproval Fuelled Desire For Success

30th December 2008 12:18

BARBRA STREISAND is surprised she carved out a hugely successful singing and acting career - because her mother always told her she wasn't good...

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Jay-z And Dash's Split Documentary Planned

30th December 2008 12:18

A new tell-all documentary detailing the reasons behind the bitter breakup of {JAY-Z} and {DAMON DASH}'s record label is set to air next year (09). ...

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Madonna's Tour Tops Big-earners Poll

30th December 2008 12:18

Pop queen MADONNA has reasons to be cheerful as her divorce from GUY RITCHIE rumbles on - her Sticky + Sweet world tour was the highest-grossing U.S....

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Hoffman Blames Duvall For Woman Troubles

30th December 2008 12:18

DUSTIN HOFFMAN blames actor ROBERT DUVALL for striking out with the women he met in his twenties - because the actor embarrassed him with his naked...

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Eastwood's Tribute Film To Bennett

30th December 2008 12:18

CLINT EASTWOOD is to pay homage to one of his all-time heroes - he is shooting a documentary on legendary crooner TONY BENNETT. The film, for the...

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Farrow's Adopted Daughter Dies

30th December 2008 12:18

Actress MIA FARROW's adopted daughter has died, aged 35. Vietnamese-born Lark Previn, who was adopted by Farrow and musician Andre Previn, died on...

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Jones Hires Celebrity Attorney To Battle Brawl Charges

30th December 2008 12:18

Soccer star-turned-actor VINNIE JONES has a heavyweight legal team in his corner to fight assault charges - he has hired the same lawyer who defended...

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Harrelson Weds Girlfriend Louie

30th December 2008 12:18

Movie star WOODY HARRELSON has wed his girlfriend of 20 years in an intimate ceremony in Maui. The No Country For Old Men actor married longterm...

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Duffy Bags Biggest Selling Album Of 2008

30th December 2008 12:18

DUFFY has scored the top-selling album of the year in the U.K. with her debut LP ROCKFERRY. The Welsh singer's record shifted almost 1.7 million...

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Combs To Pay Cab Fares For Partygoers

30th December 2008 12:18

Hip-hop mogul SEAN COMBS is desperate for New Yorkers to enjoy their New Year's Eve celebrations - he's offered to pay cab fares to ensure drunken...

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Weller Takes A Tumble In Prague

30th December 2008 12:18

Former THE JAM frontman PAUL WELLER proved he is still a hellraiser at heart - after he was snapped sprawled on the ground during a boozy night out...

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The Things They Say 10624

30th December 2008 12:18

"I believe in soulmates. It could be a lover, it could be a sister, it could be a best friend. It doesn't have to be romantic." EVA LONGORIA PARKER...

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Palin Daughter Gives Birth To Boy

30th December 2008 12:18

BRISTOL PALIN, the teenage daughter of former U.S. vice-presidential hopeful SARAH PALIN, has given birth to a son. The 18-year-old delivered a...

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10 Most Shocking Celebrity Moments Of 2008

30th December 2008 15:11

It was the Year of the Spat! There's no doubt about it, 2008 was all about meltdowns and pressure. In the past 12 months, we've seen Madonna...

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Ludacris Foots Bill For Kids Charity Lunch

30th December 2008 18:16

Rapper LUDACRIS became Santa Claus for the day when he stepped in to save a children's charity event after burglars raided the offices. The star's...

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Anastacia Unaffected By Credit Crunch

30th December 2008 18:16

Pop star ANASTACIA isn't worried about the ailing economy - she spends money like it's her "last day on Earth". The I'm Outta Love singer is worth...

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Mtv Drops 50 Cent Show

30th December 2008 18:16

50 CENT's reality TV show 50 CENT: THE MONEY AND THE POWER has been scrapped by MTV after a string of poor ratings. The show followed the rapper's...

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E-40 'Regrets' Shooting At Gig

30th December 2008 18:16

Rapper E-40 has spoken out following a shootout after his show that left one concertgoer in a critical condition and four others injured. Five...

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Spears Named Top Headline Draw

30th December 2008 18:16

BRITNEY SPEARS has dominated headlines this year (08) - and now she has been named the celebrity with the most column inches. The Womanizer hitmaker...

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Efron And Cole Favourite Celebs Of 2008

30th December 2008 18:16

Actor ZAC EFRON has been voted the coolest male celebrity of 2008 by users of a teenage social networking site. Coming in behind the High School...

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Johansson 'Happy' Marriage Ceremony Stayed Private

30th December 2008 18:16

Hollywood actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON is happy she managed to keep her wedding to RYAN REYNOLDS private - because she wanted to do something for...

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Longoria Parker Denies Housewives Feud

30th December 2008 18:16

Actress EVA LONGORIA PARKER has laughed off persistent rumours of tensions on the DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES set, insisting the cast are all "dear friends"...

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James: 'Winehouse And Doherty Won't See 2010'

30th December 2008 18:16

BLUR star ALEX JAMES is convinced troubled singer AMY WINEHOUSE will be dead within two years - and would be "surprised" if she lives any longer. ...

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Chisholm Excited By Pregnancy

30th December 2008 18:16

Pregnant pop star MELANIE CHISHOLM will shun a home birth - because she is terrified something will go wrong. The former Spice Girls singer is...

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West's New Year's Night In

30th December 2008 18:16

Rapper KANYE WEST is planning a quiet New Year's Eve - he will spend the night at home for the first time in five years. The Stronger hitmaker has...

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Bjork's Hopes For Iceland Economy

30th December 2008 18:16

Icelandic singer BJORK has teamed up with finance chiefs in a bid to save her homeland's ailing economy. The former Sugarcubes star has given her...

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Longoria Parker's Happy As A Housewife

30th December 2008 18:16

Actress EVA LONGORIA PARKER loves being a wife - but has to work hard on her marriage to make it stronger. The Desperate Housewives star wed...

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Russell's Fun Time With Sandler

30th December 2008 18:16

KERI RUSSELL was hand picked to star in BEDTIME STORIES by ADAM SANDLER because he wanted a family-friendly film his young daughter could watch. The...

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Barton Relishes Indian Experience

30th December 2008 18:16

Actress MISCHA BARTON is embracing Eastern culture as she films a new movie in India - and has even learnt to play the sitar. The O.C. star will...

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Gibson To Jet Around U.s. For 30th Birthday Bash

30th December 2008 18:16

TRANSFORMERS star TYRESE GIBSON will be celebrating his 30th birthday in style tonight (30Dec08) with a four-destination party, beginning in Miami,...

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Blanchett's Husband Puts Her Off Plastic Surgery

30th December 2008 18:16

CATE BLANCHETT is reluctant to have plastic surgery - because her husband of 11 years has vowed to divorce her if she goes under the knife. The...

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The Things They Say 10626

30th December 2008 18:17

"Just get out there and meet people. I think sometimes women are stuck in a type. I've never dated the same type. I fall in love with personalities,...

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The Things They Say 10625

30th December 2008 18:17

"I would do Woody's shoeshine. I'm lucky to be able to fit into that young-woman category in his mind, so I hope he keeps writing for young women. I...

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Fascinating Fact 6579

30th December 2008 18:17

A sequel to the hit musical PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is set to make theatrical history when it opens next year (09). The show's composer, ANDREW LLOYD...

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Gilligan's Island Onboard For Silver Screen Debut

30th December 2008 18:17

The creator of beloved U.S. TV show GILLIGAN'S ISLAND has inked a deal to bring back the classic characters stranded by the S.S. Minnow - on the...

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Blanchett 'Observes' Showbiz World

30th December 2008 18:17

CATE BLANCHETT shuns the Hollywood lifestyle - because her friends and family are so far removed from the whirlwind of fame that surrounds her. The...

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Bad News For Newspapers, Tv

30th December 2008 18:46

Like a doctor receiving a dire diagnosis of his own illness, the newspaper business got more unwelcome news Monday with a research paper from the Pew...

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Time Running Out To Make Switch To Digital Tv

30th December 2008 18:46

Owners of TV sets who currently receive over-the-air analog broadcasts and who have not yet requested $40 coupons from the government to be used for...

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Daily China Hd Documentary To Simulcast In U.s., China

30th December 2008 18:46

In what is being billed as the first syndicated series to be simulcast in the U.S. and China and the first high-definition series ever to air in...

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Korea's Hyundai To Pitch New Car At Super Bowl

30th December 2008 18:46

Although none of the Big Three automakers has bought any commercials for the February 1 Super Bowl, Hyundai said Monday that it plans to air two...

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Glut Of Flat-screen Tv Sets Clogs Stores

30th December 2008 18:56

Despite deep discounting of flat-screen TV sets over the holiday, there remains a glut of them in stores, according to a research paper by Avian...

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Sag Chief Strike Would Not Shut Down Industry

30th December 2008 18:56

Screen Actors Guild National Executive Director Doug Allen insisted today (Tuesday) that should the union go on strike it would in "no way" shut down...

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Box Office Forecasts Were Wrong

30th December 2008 18:56

Moviegoers gave fits to box-office prognosticators over the weekend, showing up in record numbers for a Christmas holiday and overturning analysts'...

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Cuban Buys Big Stake In Carmike Theater Chain

30th December 2008 18:56

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has bought a 9.4-percent stake in Columbus, GA-based Carmike Cinemas for about $2.75 million.Carmike, which owns...

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Warner Bros. Won't Settle Watchmen Case

30th December 2008 19:07

Warner Bros. is of no mind to settle its dispute with 20th Century Fox over the Watchman movie as a federal judge had suggested. Last week Judge Gary...

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Mancha Playwright Dead At 94

30th December 2008 19:07

Playwright Dale Wasserman, whose work included Man of La Mancha and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, has died in Paradise Valley, AZ at age 94....

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Hudson's Brother-in-law Indicted

30th December 2008 22:52

JENNIFER HUDSON's estranged brother-in-law has been indicted on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of home invasion. William Balfour,...

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Revealed: Inside The Celebrity Big Brother House

30th December 2008 23:59

Channel 4 have released pictures of the new Celebrity Big Brother house.Eleven well-known personalities will enter into the makeshift house for...

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