19th May 2003

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Dad Proud Of Kim's Rehab Decision

Troubled actress KIM DELANEY's dad has spoken of his pride in his daughter's decision to seek help and kick her boozing problems once and for...

19th May 2003 2:26



Sellers Stars On Parade In Cannes

The cast of a new film about comic genius PETER SELLERS has been paraded at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL - and actor GEOFFREY RUSH can't wait to...

19th May 2003 2:26



Van Sant's School Shootings Film Hits Cannes

Director GUS VAN SANT's latest movie ELEPHANT was based on the COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL shootings in America - to "capture the atmosphere" of the...

19th May 2003 2:26



Jerry Hall Goes Fly-on-the-wall

Former supermodel JERRY HALL is to follow in the footsteps of ex-husband MICK JAGGER by allowing TV cameras to track her life for a new show. ...

19th May 2003 2:26



Blanchett To Play Beatrix Potter

Antipodean screen star CATE BLANCHETT is poised to land the lead in a biopic about the life of celebrated children's author BEATRIX POTTER. The...

19th May 2003 2:26



Oscar Winner Is Pot-smoking Mag's New Cover Girl

OSCAR winner FRANCES McDORMAND signed up to become the latest pro-marijuana cover girl because she wants people to loosen up about the drug. The...

19th May 2003 2:26



Frost Insists Her Split With Law Is Only Temporary

British babe SADIE FROST is convinced her marriage to movie hunk JUDE LAW is still intact - even though they've been separated for three months. ...

19th May 2003 2:26



Winslet To Star In Hollywood Musical

British beauty KATE WINSLET is to star in a Hollywood musical - marking her debut singing role on the big screen. She is to appear opposite...

19th May 2003 2:26



Correction: Re Jfk Affair Story

In yesterday's third feed (WENN3.M18) we incorrectly referred to the church administrator who confessed to having an affair with late US President...

19th May 2003 2:26



Inxs Deliver First Post-sars Gig To Singapore

Australian rockers INXS performed a gig in Singapore yesterday (18MAY03) - making them the first international musical act to play there since the...

19th May 2003 2:26



British Singles Sales Plummet

Singles sales in Britain have seen a dramatic slump - following last year's (02) TV talent contest POP IDOL. The show - renamed AMERICAN IDOL...

19th May 2003 2:26



Country Stars Mourn Cash

Country stars mourned at funeral services for JUNE CARTER CASH yesterday (18MAY03) - close to the Nashville, Tennessee, home she shared with...

19th May 2003 2:26



Clapton And King To Spearhead Blues Event

Music legends BB KING, ERIC CLAPTON, WYNTON MARSALIS, RAY CHARLES and WILLIE NELSON are among the artists who will play the BLOWIN' THE BLUES AWAY...

19th May 2003 2:26



Posh Spice Reveals Husband David's Sore Hair Cut

Former SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM loves her soccer icon husband DAVID's new braided hairstyle - but admits his exposed scalp is sunburnt. ...

19th May 2003 2:26



Jackson's Nostalgic Appearance

Troubled pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON sparked nostalgia at a glitzy 70s party in Miami, Florida - by turning up in an afro wig. The THRILLER...

19th May 2003 2:26



Jam Master Jay's Nephew Shot

The nephew of murdered rapper JAM MASTER JAY was shot in the leg on Wednesday evening (14MAY03) in the Queens area of New York. BOE SKAGZ, a...

19th May 2003 2:26



Madonna To Quit America?

Pop stalwart MADONNA is closer to quitting America altogether - by putting her Beverly Hills, California, home up for sale. The 44-year-old...

19th May 2003 2:26



Cybill Looks For Love After Dating Disasters

Actress CYBILL SHEPHERD is dating three guys at once in a bid to find her next 'Mr Right'. The former MOONLIGHTING star, who once courted ELVIS...

19th May 2003 9:14



Sassoon Sues Over Dwindling Legacy

Hair product king VIDAL SASSOON is suing the cosmetics giants who took over his brand of shampoos and conditioners for fraud. The 75-year-old...

19th May 2003 9:14



Goodman's Wife Turns Boxing Promoter

Former ROSEANNE star JOHN GOODMAN's wife has become a respected boxing promoter - one of the few women setting up fights in the world. The...

19th May 2003 9:14



Ayckroyd Pens Riots Manual

Funnyman DAN AYCKROYD has got serious about prison riots - using his college social studies to pen a new book for wardens and guards. THE BLUES...

19th May 2003 9:14



Mile High Sex Bid For Ashton + Brittany

Former celebrity couple ASHTON KUTCHER and BRITTANY MURPHY tried to copy their JUST MARRIED characters' sexy antics by making love in the sky. ...

19th May 2003 9:14



Spinal Tap Tops Cult Movie List

Seminal rock'n'roll documentary spoof THIS IS SPINAL TAP has topped a new poll of cult movie hits. The 1984 ROB REINER movie about an ill-fated...

19th May 2003 9:14



Brittany's Weight Gain Problems

8 MILE star BRITTANY MURPHY is facing an ongoing battle to win her dream role as tragic rocker JANIS JOPLIN - because she can't gain enough...

19th May 2003 9:14



The Matrix Sequel's Big Debut

THE MATRIX RELOADED has pulled off a massive haul at the American box office in its opening weekend (17/18MAY03), but it's not enough to beat...

19th May 2003 9:14



Sinatra's Postal Tribute

The main branch of the Hoboken, New Jersey, America Post Office has been renamed FRANK SINATRA STATION after the town's favourite son. Fans of...

19th May 2003 9:14



Grohl's Thrilled About His Big Day With His Potential Ex

DAVE GROHL's fiancee is pessimistic about their upcoming marriage - she introduced herself to the FOO FIGHTERS frontman as his future ex-wife. ...

19th May 2003 9:14



Aretha Prays For Luther

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is to stage a candlelit vigil for pal LUTHER VANDROSS, who has been in a coma since suffering a stroke on 16 April...

19th May 2003 9:14



Snoop Misses Judging Spot

Rapper SNOOP DOGG stood up the producers of live American talent show STAR SEARCH on Friday night (16MAY03) - prompting host ARSENIO HALL to taunt...

19th May 2003 9:14



Barry White Recovering From Second Stroke

Heavyweight soul star BARRY WHITE is recovering from a stroke - his second in six months. According to his daughter SHAHERAH, the 58-year-old...

19th May 2003 9:14



Corr Singer's Fury At Major Sex Claims

Irish singing star ANDREA CORR has called in her lawyers to deal with allegations she slept with an army major accused of sexually harassing...

19th May 2003 13:25



Emma Bunton Slams Justin Rumours

Former SPICE GIRL EMMA BUNTON has laughed off reports of a romantic liaison with pop superstar JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE. British tabloids yesterday...

19th May 2003 13:25



Dawn Raid On Home Of So Solid Crew Rapper

A police raid on the home of SO SOLID CREW rapper LISA MAFFIA last week (15MAY03) led to the arrest of a suspected gangland killer. Armed police...

19th May 2003 13:25



Lisa-marie's Drug Binge Drove Her To Scientology

Singer LISA-MARIE PRESLEY had to seek help from the CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY for the first time after going on a 72-hour drink and drugs binge. ...

19th May 2003 13:25



Justin Timberlake Thrown Out Of London Club

Pop prince JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE was thrown out of a London nightclub at the weekend - after demanding bosses break licensing laws to keep the venue...

19th May 2003 13:25



Kristanna Loken Loved To Train For Terminator

KRISTANNA LOKEN loved the martial-arts training she took on for her new role in TERMINATOR 3 - because it made her feel more powerful. The...

19th May 2003 13:25



Ewan Mcgregor's Manhood Capers

Scottish actor EWAN McGREGOR is well known for displaying his genitalia on-screen - but he's now admitted he's done it in public too. The STAR...

19th May 2003 13:25



Clare Danes' Terminating Experience

CLARE DANES was struck dumb with terror when she first caught site of co-star ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER dressed in full TERMINATOR 3 costume. The...

19th May 2003 13:25



Dame Judi Dench Defends Threatened Nightclub

British acting legend DAME JUDI DENCH has joined the fight to save a famous London nightclub. Despite her advancing years, the 68-year-old...

19th May 2003 13:25



Stella Mccartney Takes A Leaf Out Of Dad's Book

Fashion designer STELLA McCARTNEY has vowed to emulate the child-rearing tactics of her ex-BEATLE father SIR PAUL if she ever has children. ...

19th May 2003 13:25



Kevin Costner's Pals Keep Him Grounded

Hollywood star KEVIN COSTNER threw a CANNES FILM FESTIVAL party with posh jewellers CHOPARD to promote his latest movie OPEN RANGE - only to spend...

19th May 2003 13:25



Brosnan's Bong

JAMES BOND star PIERCE BROSNAN has been pictured buying marijuana paraphernalia in a shop in Malibu, California. The Irish screen hunk spent...

19th May 2003 13:25



Naomi Campbell Cross At Klum's New Lover

Top supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL is furious after discovering her ex-boyfriend FLAVIO BRIATORE is dating fellow catwalk queen HEIDI KLUM. The...

19th May 2003 13:25



Adrien Brody's Embarassing Bash

ADRIEN BRODY was embarrassingly turned away from a CANNES FILM FESTIVAL party this weekend (17MAY03) - despite just winning a Best Actor OSCAR. ...

19th May 2003 13:25



Meg Ryan 'Rude' Claims Producer

Hollywood leading lady MEG RYAN has been labelled "rude" and "cold" by the producer of her new film. JONATHAN PILLOT is helming Ryan's movie...

19th May 2003 13:25



Prince William's University Blues

British royal PRINCE WILLIAM hated university so much after just one term - BUCKINGHAM PALACE officials had to convince him not to quit. The son...

19th May 2003 13:25



Gothika Goes On Without Halle Berry

LATEST: Shooting on new movie GOTHIKA resumed today (19MAY03) - without its accident-prone star HALLE BERRY. The OSCAR-winner broke her arm on...

19th May 2003 13:25



Bad Boys Back In Style

Makers of the new BAD BOYS sequel have hit out at reports the big-budget blockbuster is in trouble - needing drastic rework before it is ready for...

19th May 2003 13:25



Carry On Atomic Kitten

Former ATOMIC KITTEN star KERRY McFADDEN is set for a return to the limelight - in a remake of the camp 1960s CARRY ON films. The wife of...

19th May 2003 13:25



All Saints Row Continues

Ex-ALL SAINTS singer MELANIE BLATT has reignited the row with former bandmates NICOLE and NATALIE APPLETON - launching a scathing attack on the...

19th May 2003 13:25



Blue Star Caught In The Act

BLUE singer LEE RYAN was thrown out of a CANNES FILM FESTIVAL party after being caught having sex in a toilet cubicle. Ryan's moment of passion ...

19th May 2003 13:25



Macpherson Gets By With A Little Help From Her Friends

ELLE MACPHERSON has dismissed reports of her fainting on the set of sitcom FRIENDS. Macpherson insists the stories of her collapse from...

19th May 2003 17:20



Schwarzenegger Hosts Perfect Party

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER has been given a "FOUR MARTINI" award for his promotional yacht party. Trade paper THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER heaped praise on...

19th May 2003 17:20



Elle Macpherson's New Nickname

ELLE 'THE BODY' MACPHERSON insists her life has changed so much in recent years she should now be known as THE MOTHER. The model and actress...

19th May 2003 17:20



Seventh Heaven For Devdas

Hit Bollywood movie DEVDAS picked up seven awards at Saturday's (17MAY03) INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS in South Africa. The romance, believed...

19th May 2003 17:20



Griffith Fights Back

MELANIE GRIFFITH lashed out at a radio DJ after he insulted her husband ANTONIO BANDERAS. Radio personality AARON BRAUNSTEIN fell foul of the...

19th May 2003 17:20



Wim Wenders May Leave America

German-born director WIM WENDERS has brought politics to the fore at this year's (03) CANNES FILM FESTIVAL by declaring he's considering leaving...

19th May 2003 17:20



Les Miserables Leaves New York

The foothold of British musicals on Broadway is loosening with the closure of LES MISERABLES after a 16-year-run on Sunday (18MAY03). The...

19th May 2003 17:20



Robert Stack Acts From Beyond The Grave

AIRPLANE actor ROBERT STACK died last week but his voice lives on. The 47-year-old actor died of a heart attack last Wednesday (14/5). However,...

19th May 2003 17:20



Kevin Bacon Discusses His Bare Bits

Movie actor KEVIN BACON has defended his penchant for full-frontal nudity in many of his films - notably in sexy 1998 thriller WILD THINGS. The...

19th May 2003 17:20



George Clooney Caught With Cosmetic Hair Colour

Grey-haired Hollywood hunk GEORGE CLOONEY was caught red-handed in a supermarket buying a bottle of hair-dye. The sexy SOLARIS actor, 42, was at...

19th May 2003 17:20



Paul Mccartney's Monkey Magic

Kind-hearted SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is to pay for a traumatised monkey to fly back to Africa, after the chimp was forced to smoke and drink alcohol as...

19th May 2003 17:20



Albarn Sneers At Stay-at-home Oasis

BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN has once again hit out at arch rivals OASIS - dubbing the WONDERWALL rockers narrow-minded. Blur's new album THINK...

19th May 2003 17:20



P Diddy Plays The Blues

SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS is looking forward to his new acting role - playing Delta blues legend ROBERT JOHNSON in a new HBO movie entitled LOVE IN...

19th May 2003 17:20



Frank Knocks Mccartney Back

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has revealed he once wrote a song for legendary crooner FRANK SINATRA - only for it to be rejected. The late BRAT PACK leader...

19th May 2003 17:20



Stone Temple Pilots Singer In Drugs Arrest

Troubled STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman SCOTT WEILAND has been released on $10,000 (GBP6,600) bail after being arrested for drugs possession. The...

19th May 2003 17:20



Thora Birch's Kojak Break

AMERICAN BEAUTY star THORA BIRCH got her big break in acting thanks to an early obsession with bald TV detective KOJAK. The actress first...

19th May 2003 21:08



Maggie Gyllenhaal's Secretary Challenge

Rising star MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL enjoyed taking on the role of submissive LEE HOLLOWAY in the movie SECRETARY - because it challenged traditional...

19th May 2003 21:08



Alyson Hannigan's Same-sex Fantasies

Actress ALYSON HANNIGAN would leap at the chance to get intimate with one of her former BUFFY co-stars - screen beauty ELIZA DUSHKU. The...

19th May 2003 21:08



Farrell Touts For Comic Book Soccer Star Role

COLIN FARRELL has already mastered the art of portraying a comic book character in DAREDEVIL - now he wants to bring British soccer hero ROY OF THE...

19th May 2003 21:08



Zellweger's A Hopeless Romantic

RENEE ZELLWEGER finds it tough to have casual relationships - because she's too much of a romantic. The CHICAGO beauty, who plays emotionless...

19th May 2003 21:08



Monica Bellucci: Americans Are Prudish

Movie goddess MONICA BELLUCCI insists Americans and Europeans have very different views on what's acceptable - both on film and in real life. ...

19th May 2003 21:08



Kelsey Grammer's Admiration For President Bush

Actor KELSEY GRAMMER has declared American President GEORGE W BUSH a great leader - because he makes direct eye contact. The Virgin Islands-born...

19th May 2003 21:08



Affleck's Battle With Celeb Status

Hollywood hunk BEN AFFLECK admits his celebrity lifestyle with JENNIFER LOPEZ is far from normal. Affleck is expected to marry Lopez following...

19th May 2003 21:08



Warhols' Zia's Exhibitionist Tendencies

DANDY WARHOLS frontman COURTNEY TAYLOR has revealed bandmate ZIA McCABE likes to go topless offstage as well as on. The gorgeous keyboard player...

19th May 2003 21:08



Stinky Cheese Is Grohl's New Drug

Rocker DAVE GROHL's love of cheese is a huge turn-off for his bandmates in the FOO FIGHTERS - because the stinkier the better. The former...

19th May 2003 21:08



Lil' Kim Gets Animated

Hip-hop beauty LIL' KIM has put her voice to use for a difference purpose on her latest project - an animated sci-fi movie. The flamboyant JUMP...

19th May 2003 21:08



Ludacris To Launch Clothing Line

Rapper LUDACRIS has become the latest hip-hop star to launch his own clothing line - but he claims his is to combat racism. The AREA CODES...

19th May 2003 21:08



Elvis Costello Set For Ascap Honour

Musician ELVIS COSTELLO has more good news since announcing his engagement to jazz star DIANA KRALL - he's now set to receive the Founder's Award...

19th May 2003 21:08



The Dixie Chicks Take Roost At Country Gala

THE DIXIE CHICKS are reclaiming the spotlight in America after weathering months of criticism - by performing at the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC...

19th May 2003 21:08



Whitney Helped Monica Cope

GRAMMY winning soul star MONICA has publicly thanked WHITNEY HOUSTON for helping her recover from the suicide of her boyfriend JARVIS KNOTS. ...

19th May 2003 21:08



Correction: Re Aisha Tyler Porn Story

Last week (14MAY03) Contactmusic.com erroneously reported that FRIENDS star AISHA TYLER once appeared in an amateur porn film. The story emanated...

19th May 2003 21:08


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