2nd August 2004

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Film Fans Flock To The Village

Director M NIGHT SHYAMALAN has scored success with his latest movie THE VILLAGE, after it topped America's box office with a $50.8 million (GBP28.2...

2nd August 2004 2:46



Eugene Roche Dies

American character actor EUGENE ROCHE has died after suffering a heart attack. He was 75. The SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE star passed away in an Encino,...

2nd August 2004 2:46



Cruz Turns Flamenco Dancer

Spanish movie siren PENELOPE CRUZ has been teaching Moroccan children her country's native dance, the Flamenco. The VANILLA SKY actress took...

2nd August 2004 2:46



Pitt Is Sexiest Male Again

Hollywood hunk BRAD PITT has topped a poll of sexiest men again, beating his TROY co-star ORLANDO BLOOM to the number one spot. British womens...

2nd August 2004 2:46



Winstone's Private Bar

English actor RAY WINSTONE has built a private wine bar in his country estate to entertain his celebrity pals. The KING ARTHUR star served his...

2nd August 2004 2:46



Hartnett Find Love Again

Hollywood heart-throb JOSH HARTNETT has found love again with a mystery blonde model. The PEARL HARBOR star split from his long-term love ELLEN...

2nd August 2004 2:46



Murphy Says No To Kabbalah

Hollywood babe BRITTANY MURPHY has no interest in the controversial Kabbalah following - despite wearing its signature red string bracelet. ...

2nd August 2004 2:46



Seth Green Caught In Near-fatal Incident On Movie Set

Actor SETH GREEN was left questioning his daredevil attitude, after he faced death on the set of his upcoming comedy WITHOUT A PADDLE. The...

2nd August 2004 2:46



Hilton Threatened With Lawsuit

Hotel heiress PARIS HILTON has been threatened with a lawsuit, after failing to pay two electricians for $3,995 (GBP2,219) worth of work carried...

2nd August 2004 2:46



Barrymore In Trouble Over French Tax Bill

Hollywood star DREW BARRYMORE is in trouble with the French tax office after failing to pay a percentage of her salary from the hit film EVER...

2nd August 2004 2:46



Fatone Consoles Broadway Co-stars

Generous 'N SYNC star JOEY FATONE bought his New York theatre castmates a host of drinks after they discovered they would be out of a job. ...

2nd August 2004 2:46



Beckham And Spice Girl Pals Worst Dancers In Pop

British pop singer VICTORIA BECKHAM is the worst dancer in pop according to a new poll and is followed close behind by fellow SPICE GIRLS EMMA...

2nd August 2004 2:46



Phish To Donate Big Cash From Show

The charitable giving arm of PHISH has announced plans to donate at least $100,000 (GBP55,500) of the proceeds from the band's final concert to...

2nd August 2004 2:46



Poco Drummer Collapses On Stage

The drummer for the longtime rock band POCO suffered a stroke on stage and collapsed one song into a performance at an outdoor concert on Thursday...

2nd August 2004 2:46



Will Young Battles Pop Idol Boss

British singer WILL YOUNG is embroiled in a bitter row over money with POP IDOL music svengali SIMON FULLER. The 19 RECORDS boss, who dreamt up...

2nd August 2004 2:46



Jay Kay Faces Trouble With Scots Court

JAMIROQUAI star JAY KAY is set for trouble with Scottish authorities after telling them he couldn't appear in court because he was in America -...

2nd August 2004 2:46



Mack 10 Clears Up Confusion In T-boz Split

Rapper MACK 10 has hit back at his estranged wife TIONNE 'T-BOZ' WATKINS ROLISON's accusations he abused and cheated on her. In June (04), TLC...

2nd August 2004 2:46



Carter: 'I Did Not Beat Hilton

Pop heart-throb NICK CARTER has denied reports he is to blame for the mysterious bruising on his ex-girlfriend PARIS HILTON and claims she may have...

2nd August 2004 2:46



Ron Howard Wanted Daughter To Work In A Clothes Store

Acclaimed director RON HOWARD had a simple ambition for his actress daughter BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD when she was growing up - he wanted her to work in...

2nd August 2004 9:41



Ned Beatty Heads For The Country

DELIVERANCE star NED BEATTY and his wife SANDY are planning to ditch city life in favour of a more serene existence in small town Minnesota. The...

2nd August 2004 9:41



Electra Gets First Tattoo

Sexy actress CARMEN ELECTRA has opted to have a permanent reminder of her wedding day with rocker DAVE NAVARRO - a tattoo on her wrist. The...

2nd August 2004 9:41



Schwarzenegger Sells Off Upscale Complex

California Governor ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER and his wife MARIA SHRIVER have sold three properties in their Pacific Palisades compound, which is worth...

2nd August 2004 9:41



Seth Green: Tabloids Ignore Me

Actor SETH GREEN is urging his fellow celebrities to hang out with him if they want to escape scandalous headlines - because the tabloids always...

2nd August 2004 9:41



Fans Flock To Celebrate Dukes Of Hazzard Anniversary

Fans of THE DUKES OF HAZZARD travelled from as far afield as Australia to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the classic TV show's first season. ...

2nd August 2004 9:41



Actress Laura Betti Dies

Italian actress LAURA BETTI died on Saturday (31JUL04). She was 70. Betti was a close friend of the late director PIER PAOLO PASOLINI, who cast...

2nd August 2004 9:41



Doherty Plans Sitcom On 'Comical' Love Life

Former BEVERLY HILLS 90210 star SHANNEN DOHERTY has deemed her love life such a joke, she's decided to put together a comedy show all about it. ...

2nd August 2004 9:41



Denzel Ditching Good Guy Roles

OSCAR-winning star DENZEL WASHINGTON has expressed a desire to ditch good guy roles in favour of playing villains and starring in comedies. ...

2nd August 2004 9:41



Electra To Reduce Breasts

Former BAYWATCH beauty CARMEN ELECTRA is set to leave her hordes of male fans hugely disappointed - because she's considering having her breasts...

2nd August 2004 9:41



British Historians Attack Hollywood 'Distortions'

Hit movie SAVING PRIVATE RYAN is among a list of Hollywood films standing accused of a "grotesque distortion of history" which is destroying...

2nd August 2004 9:41



Saudi Royal Family Attacks Fahrenheit 9/11

MICHAEL MOORE has been accused of getting the facts wrong in his controversial movie FAHRENHEIT 9/11 - by the Saudi royal family. PRINCE TURKI...

2nd August 2004 9:41



Jackson's Ex-wife Seeks Bigger Home For Dogs

MICHAEL JACKSON's ex-wife DEBBIE ROWE has put her Beverly Hills home up for sale - because she needs a bigger house to accommodate her six dogs. ...

2nd August 2004 9:41



Kanye Opts For Elaborate Ceiling

Hip-hop star KANYE WEST is going to extreme lengths to show his appreciation for art - by hiring a painter to recreate MICHELANGELO's SISTINE...

2nd August 2004 9:41



Gloria Estefan Begins Final Tour

Latina singer GLORIA ESTEFAN kicked off her final American tour in Texas on Friday (30JUL04). The ANYTHING FOR YOU singer, 46, is quitting life...

2nd August 2004 9:41



Simon And Garfunkel Wow Rome

Legendary duo SIMON AND GARFUNKEL have eclipsed SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's free gig in Rome by attracting 100,000 more fans to the city's Colosseum. ...

2nd August 2004 9:41



Rapper Baby Settles Jewellery Lawsuit

Hip-hop star BRYAN 'BABY' WILLIAMS has settled a lawsuit with a jewellery store near Miami Beach, Florida - which alleged he failed to pay for...

2nd August 2004 9:41



Snoop Accused Of Snubbing Fans

Hip-hop star SNOOP DOGG has been slammed by a group of irate Massachusetts fans, who accuse him of snubbing them after they paid out hordes of cash...

2nd August 2004 9:41



Kelly Brook's Topless Bid

British actress KELLY BROOK is stripping topless in her new movie, in a bid to kick-start her movie career. The former TV presenter has achieved...

2nd August 2004 14:05



Billy Connolly's Money Spinning Tour

Scottish comedian BILLY CONNOLLY will earn a staggering $81,000 (GBP45,000) per hour for each of his upcoming one-man shows. The 62-year-old...

2nd August 2004 14:05



Parker Secures Free Clothes For Son

SEX AND THE CITY star SARAH JESSICA PARKER is benefiting from her new role advertising leading clothing store GAP - because she gets free clothes...

2nd August 2004 14:05



Beckham's $18 Million Clothing Contract Ends

Soccer superstar DAVID BECKHAM's multi million pound clothing range has been dropped by a high street department store. British store MARKS +...

2nd August 2004 14:05



Diana's Former Lover Wants To Quit Britain

The former lover of late British royal DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES wants to leave the UK as soon as possible - because its citizens are "awful,...

2nd August 2004 14:05



Schiffer To Pen Book About Catwalk Days

Supermodel CLAUDIA SCHIFFER is set to write a book about her life as a catwalk queen. The German-born beauty, 33, who is four months pregnant,...

2nd August 2004 14:05



Paltrow Prefers Private New York

GWYNETH PALTROW prefers to spend time in New York rather than her adopted home of London - because she is continuously recognised in the British...

2nd August 2004 14:05



Turner Turned Down Naked Biggs Offer

Veteran actress KATHLEEN TURNER was so comfortable stripping onstage in THE GRADUATE, she turned down her co-star JASON BIGGS' offer to get naked...

2nd August 2004 14:05



Stone Wanted To Kiss Berry In Catwoman

SHARON STONE blames US PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH for the absence of a lesbian kissing scene in CATWOMAN - because of the current conservative climate...

2nd August 2004 14:05



Rowling Planning 'Potter 8'

Author JK ROWLING is planning to write an eight HARRY POTTER novel. The English novelist - currently adding the finishing touches to her sixth...

2nd August 2004 14:05



Jones's Fan Suffers Heart Attack Before Meeting Singer

TOM JONES has such an overwhelming affect on fans one recently suffered a heart spasm before meeting her idol. VIOLET JONES, 65, suffered an...

2nd August 2004 14:05



Blur Star Promotes Bands Via Net

BLUR drummer DAVE ROWNTREE has started his own label to promote upcoming rockers via the internet. The BEETLEBUM musician, 40, is a supporter of...

2nd August 2004 14:05



Shaggy Wants To Rap With Ali G Again

Rapper SHAGGY is keen to team up with fictional British TV presenter ALI G again - if there is a "ton of money" involved and the comedian stays in...

2nd August 2004 14:05



Former Sugababe Relieved To Be Out Of "Hate" Group

Ex-SUGABABE SIOBHAN DONAGHY has criticised former bandmates KEISHA BUCHANAN and MUTYA BUENA for being in the music industry solely "to make...

2nd August 2004 14:05



Mumba: 'I'm Ready To Strip'

Irish singer SAMANTHA MUMBA has changed her mind about stripping on screen, in a bid to rescue her Hollywood career. The 21-year-old was...

2nd August 2004 14:05



Bono Thanks Blair For Boosting Aid

Campaigning rocker BONO has signed a letter thanking the British Government for increasing aid for developing countries to $11.7 billion (GBP6.5...

2nd August 2004 14:05



Clapton Helps Keep London Clothes Store In Business

Legendary rocker ERIC CLAPTON has stepped in to save an historic gentleman's clothing establishment in London. The LAYLA singer, 59, is the...

2nd August 2004 14:05



Hilton Pressure Taking Its Toll On Carter

LATEST: Pop singer NICK CARTER broke down in tears during a reunion with his BACKSTREET BOY bandmates in Los Angeles on Friday (30JUL04) - after he...

2nd August 2004 14:05



Aniston Suffers Pitt's Snake Prank

Actress JENNIFER ANISTON has fallen victim to one of husband BRAD PITT and GEORGE CLOONEY's legendary pranks. The sneaky OCEAN'S ELEVEN made up...

2nd August 2004 17:29



Little House On The Prairie Actor Dies

American character actor SAM EDWARDS has died at the age of 89. Edwards, who made numerous appearances on American TV shows LITTLE HOUSE ON THE...

2nd August 2004 17:29



Stallone Rates Reality Boxing Show As Great

Movie hardman SYLVESTER STALLONE has boasted his NBC boxing reality show THE CONTENDER is "great". The Hollywood action star is enthusiastic...

2nd August 2004 17:29



The Village Rules Box Office

Director M NIGHT SHYAMALAN has hit box office gold with his latest film THE VILLAGE, which has taken the number one spot in the American and...

2nd August 2004 17:29



Moore Sued For 'Doctoring Newspaper'

OSCAR-winning director MICHAEL MOORE is being sued by a furious American newspaper for allegedly "doctoring" the paper's front page for his...

2nd August 2004 17:29



Kerry Girls Swap Affleck For Cusack

Actor JOHN CUSACK has reportedly "stolen" JOHN KERRY's daughters ALEXANDRA and VANESSA from Hollywood hunk BEN AFFLECK. Affleck - who has just...

2nd August 2004 17:29



Fahrenheit 9/11 Is Banned In Kuwait

Director MICHAEL MOORE's film FAHRENHEIT 9/11 has been banned by American ally Kuwait, because to its controversial representation of the Saudi...

2nd August 2004 17:29



Jones To Judge Year's Best Album

NORAH JONES, THE CURE's ROBERT SMITH and JOSH HOMME are among the celebrities deciding this year's SHORTLIST MUSIC PRIZE (04). The DIXIE CHICKS,...

2nd August 2004 17:29



Gately To Play Child Catcher

Former boyband hunk STEPHEN GATELY has landed his second West End musical role - playing the evil CHILD CATCHER in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The...

2nd August 2004 17:29



Rammstein Shut Down Fan Site

German rockers RAMMSTEIN have forced a popular fan-website to shut down because they feared it prevented their own website from making money. ...

2nd August 2004 17:29



Cullum Lands Bridget Jones Role

British jazz prodigy JAMIE CULLUM has been given a career boost - he's contributing much of the soundtrack for the new BRIDGET JONES movie. The...

2nd August 2004 17:29



Jessica Simpson's Concert Struggle

Becoming a reality TV star has done little for JESSICA SIMPSON's pop career - promoters have had to cut the price of tickets to see her perform in...

2nd August 2004 17:29



Morrison Arrested After Nightclub Brawl

British rapper MARK MORRISON has been arrested after a nightclub fight, in which he claims he was attacked and received "several facial wounds". ...

2nd August 2004 17:29



50 Cent Raps With Bart Simpson

Hip-hop star 50 CENT will rap with BART SIMPSON in a forthcoming episode of hit cartoon THE SIMPSONS. NANCY CARTWRIGHT - who provides Bart...

2nd August 2004 17:29



Jay-z Rejects Top Def Jam Job

Superstar rapper JAY-Z has turned down the job of president at hip-hop record label DEF JAM. The company's boss ANTONIO 'LA' REID begged BEYONCE...

2nd August 2004 17:29



Washington Urges Actors To Focus On Skills

TRAINING DAY star DENZEL WASHINGTON has slammed aspiring actors who spend more of their time trying to advance their careers through socialising...

2nd August 2004 21:32



Clinton Sought By Comedy Show

Former American President BILL CLINTON is being sought out to show off his comedy skills on longrunning TV show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE next month...

2nd August 2004 21:32



Affleck Jokes About Marriage Hardship

Hollywood hunk BEN AFFLECK wooed the gay crowd at the DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION in Boston last week (ends30JUL04) with a joke at his own...

2nd August 2004 21:32



Falco's Olympic Torch Disappointment

THE SOPRANOS star EDIE FALCO was left highly disappointed at New York City's OLYMPIC torch run, after a string of bad directions left her shut out...

2nd August 2004 21:32



Cruise Revels In Anti-social Role

TOM CRUISE considers the "anti-social personality" he plays in COLLATERAL as a "force of nature" different to any other character he has played. ...

2nd August 2004 21:32



Murphy's Two Real-life Break-ups During Filming

BRITTANY MURPHY experienced two break-ups during the making of latest film LITTLE BLACK BOOK - including ending her relationship with ASHTON...

2nd August 2004 21:32



Cruise Talks About Childhood Without Father

TOM CRUISE credits his childhood growing up in a single-parent family as enabling him to acquire leadership skills. The JERRY MAGUIRE actor,...

2nd August 2004 21:32



Astin Calls Four Men Dad

LORD OF THE RINGS star SEAN ASTIN is surrounded by so much confusion about the true identity of his biological father, he now regards four men as...

2nd August 2004 21:32



Mary-kate's Culinary Ambition

Troubled teen star MARY-KATE OLSEN wants to train as a chef and open her own restaurant - despite having just checked out of rehabilitation for an...

2nd August 2004 21:32



Frost Twists 'Lying' Journalist's Nipples

Former ATOMIC KITTEN, JENNY FROST twisted a journalist's nipples because she was so furious about a fake story the reporter had written about her...

2nd August 2004 21:32



Aiken Performs For Teachers

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN took time out of his first solo tour last week (ends30JUL04) to pay special tribute to a select group of...

2nd August 2004 21:32



Dixie Chicks And Norah Jones On Shortlist Panel

NORAH JONES, the DIXIE CHICKS and JOHN MAYER are among the musicians who will select the third annual SHORTLIST MUSIC PRIZE this year (04). ...

2nd August 2004 21:32



Frost Needs Emergency Throat Surgery

Pop beauty JENNY FROST has serious problems with her vocal chords, which could end her singing career unless she has an urgent throat operation. ...

2nd August 2004 21:32



J-kwon Still Fears 'Living Rough'

Despite being one of America's biggest hip-hop stars J-KWON still fears becoming homeless after spending five years sleeping on the streets from...

2nd August 2004 21:32



The Beta Band Split

Scottish rockers THE BETA BAND have split after eight years together. The BROKE/WON foursome, comprising of STEVE MASON, RICHARD GREENTREE, JOHN...

2nd August 2004 21:32



Weezer Frontman Posts Harvard Application Essay On Website

WEEZER frontman RIVERS CUOMO has posted his essay for readmission to America's prestigious HARVARD UNIVERSITY on his website, explaining his band's...

2nd August 2004 21:32



Dio Attacks Californian Group Over Similar Name

BLACK SABBATH's former frontman RONNIE JAMES DIO has ordered a Californian band with a similar name to change their title. The rock singer, who...

2nd August 2004 21:32


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