23rd August 2004

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De Matteo Missed Friends

Former THE SOPRANOS star DREA DE MATTEO had never seen an episode of FRIENDS before landing a starring role in the sitcom's upcoming spin-off...

23rd August 2004 8:26



Funnyman Piscopo Runs For Office

American comedian JOE PISCOPO is following ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER's example - and running for office as a governor. The former SATURDAY NIGHT...

23rd August 2004 8:26



Motorcycle Writer Thought Bernal Was 'Too Young'

Screenwriter JOSE RIVERA thought GAEL GARCIA BERNAL was miscast as ERNESTO 'CHE' GUEVARA when he first heard the Mexican hunk was the leading man...

23rd August 2004 8:26



Damon Brings His Lover's Mother To Sydney

Hollywood star MATT DAMON is so in love with new girlfriend LUCIANA BARROSO - he brought the brunette beauty and her mother to Australia with...

23rd August 2004 8:26



Hayden Smartens Up For Louis Vuitton

HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN has swapped his futuristic STAR WARS cloak for a dapper suit in a series of new LOUIS VUITTON adverts. The handsome Canadian...

23rd August 2004 8:26



Costner Spends Big On Cultural Centre

KEVIN COSTNER has spent $7.5 million (GBP4.16 million) creating a native American cultural centre near Deadwood, South Dakota. The TATANKA:...

23rd August 2004 8:26



Harlin Liked Filming Crippled After Exorcist Curse Struck

Scandinavian director RENNY HARLIN tasted the curse of THE EXORCIST while he was shooting prequel EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING after he was hit by a...

23rd August 2004 8:26



Jk Rowling Denies Ex-husband Is Gilderoy

LATEST: British author JK ROWLING has lashed out claims she based HARRY POTTER's beastly teacher GILDEROY LOCKHART on her ex-husband JORGE...

23rd August 2004 8:26



Norton To Stay In America

Irish chat show host GRAHAM NORTON is enjoying his time in America so much, he has refused to return home to Britain to film his new BBC series. ...

23rd August 2004 8:26



Jameson Questions Crawford's Sexuality In New Book

Supermodel CINDY CRAWFORD's sexuality is being questioned again thanks to claims made by porn star JENNA JAMESON in her new biography. In 1994,...

23rd August 2004 8:26



Busted Trash Hotel Rooms

British pop trio BUSTED embraced their rock 'n' roll lifestyle during their recent tour of England - by trashing a hotel room. Chart...

23rd August 2004 8:26



Aretha Plans Duets Album

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is using her new record label to sign up her favourite artists for a duets album. The singer and BMG chairman CLIVE...

23rd August 2004 8:26



Missy Joins Domestic Abuse Charity

MISSY ELLIOTT has signed up as the spokeswoman for an American domestic abuse charity because she wants to help kids with violent parents. The...

23rd August 2004 8:26



Pixies Drummer Hit Rock Bottom On Reunion Day

The PIXIES reunion couldn't have come at a better time for drummer DAVID LOVERING - he was broke and heartbroken when he received the call about a...

23rd August 2004 8:26



Unreleased Britney Track Is A Big Hit

It seems BRITNEY SPEARS doesn't even have to release records for them to become hits anymore - an internet download of lost track (I'VE JUST BEGUN)...

23rd August 2004 8:26



The End Of The Osbournes

The upcoming fourth series of MTV reality TV hit THE OSBOURNES will be the last as the family members take on new TV projects. Daughter KELLY...

23rd August 2004 8:26



Jackson's Estate Manager: Police Ignored Warrant Boundaries

MICHAEL JACKSON's estate manager at his NEVERLAND RANCH home has testified that investigators ignored warrant restrictions when they raided the...

23rd August 2004 8:26



Goodrem Pleas For Sydney Trial Ignored

Australian superstar DELTA GOODREM's pleas for her court case against two record producers to be moved from Melbourne to Sydney have been rejected...

23rd August 2004 8:26



Jackson Death Threat Intercepted, Canadian Arrested

Police in Ontario, Canada, have arrested a 26-year-old man after he allegedly sent a death threat to MICHAEL JACKSON via email. ADRIAN POFFLEY...

23rd August 2004 8:26



Sarandon Sells Off Her Corset

SUSAN SARANDON is set to let one lucky fan get their hands on her underwear - for charity. The actress is designing a corset for the annual...

23rd August 2004 10:41



De Matteo's Haunted House Memories

Actress DREA DE MATTEO in convinced that growing up in a haunted New York house turned her family mad. The Manhattan brownstone home was...

23rd August 2004 10:41



Theron's Jam Making Skills

South African beauty CHARLIZE THERON is not only a success in the modelling and acting world - she is also an accomplished jam maker. The...

23rd August 2004 10:41



Purefoy Fights Off Serial Groupie

British movie heart-throb JAMES PUREFOY had to enlist the skills of his publicist to help him fight off the amorous attentions of a notorious...

23rd August 2004 10:41



Brody Breaks Road Laws To Win Gumball 3000

OSCAR winner ADRIEN BRODY is keeping the speedy details of his GUMBALL 3000 race win to himself - because he broke the law in many countries to...

23rd August 2004 10:41



Sarandon Takes On Gay Rights In New Tv Ad

SUSAN SARANDON is standing up for gay rights in a series of new TV commercials for steering group GAYS + LESBIANS AGAINST DEFAMATION (GLAAD). ...

23rd August 2004 10:41



Exorcist Prequel Attracts Terrified Cinemagoers

Prequel EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING has scared up another chart-topping movie weekend for the horror franchise at the American box office. The RENNY...

23rd August 2004 10:41



Wrestler Arrested On Pimping Charges

Former wrestler HARDBODY HARRISON has been arrested in his native Georgia on charges of forcing women into prostitution. The fighter, real name...

23rd August 2004 10:41



Producer De Luca Blasts Hollywood Liberals

Republican film producer MIKE DE LUCA has slammed Hollywood for pandering to liberal stars BARBRA STREISAND and WHOOPI GOLDBERG. The MAGNOLIA...

23rd August 2004 10:41



Blake Hired Retired Police Officer For Child Custody Con

LATEST: Troubled actor ROBERT BLAKE plotted to get custody of his baby daughter ROSIE a year before his wife BONNY LEE BAKLEY was killed. Former...

23rd August 2004 10:41



Fantasia's Big Day

Saturday (21AUG04) was declared FANTASIA DAY in AMERICAN IDOL winner FANTASIA BARRINO's home state of North Carolina, after the singer returned to...

23rd August 2004 10:41



King Thrills With Living Room Shows

Legendary singer/songwriter CAROLE KING is turning venues on her first American tour for over a decade into a home from home, by recreating her...

23rd August 2004 10:41



Libertines Make Waves Stateside Without Doherty

British rockers THE LIBERTINES are taking America by storm - without troubled frontman PETE DOHERTY. The singer, who is fighting drug problems...

23rd August 2004 10:41



Missy Flies To New Zealand For Tattoo

Rapper MISSY ELLIOTT jetted off to New Zealand to get her latest tattoo - because she didn't trust American artists to get a Polynesian design...

23rd August 2004 10:41



Emmylou Harris Helps Dogs

Country star EMMYLOU HARRIS has shown her caring side, by helping build kennels for animal rights group PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS...

23rd August 2004 10:41



Wilson Ends Legal Fights With Former Doctor

BRIAN WILSON and his wife MELINDA have ended years of legal strife with the BEACH BOYS star's former psychologist EUGENE LANDY, after agreeing to...

23rd August 2004 10:41



Mandy Moore Fumes At Being Declared Republican

Singer and actress MANDY MOORE is furious at being "outed" as a secret Republican in the new issue of America's DETAILS magazine. The...

23rd August 2004 10:41



Janet Jackson Sells Up - To Marry?

JANET JACKSON has further fuelled rumours of an upcoming marriage to boyfriend JERMAINE DUPRI after selling her Malibu, California, beach home for...

23rd August 2004 10:41



Wilson's Hallucinations Tell Him He Will Die

BEACH BOYS star BRIAN WILSON receives death threats daily - from voices in his own head. The eccentric rocker, who has suffered from auditory...

23rd August 2004 10:41



Geisha Gets A Director After Spielberg Steps Down

CHICAGO director ROB MARSHALL has signed up to take over from STEVEN SPIELBERG when epic movie MEMORIES OF A GEISHA goes before the cameras next...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Tara Reid Flashes Stunned Onlookers

Movie wildchild TARA REID stunned onlookers during a drunken night out in New York - by reportedly baring her breasts to them. The AMERICAN PIE...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Brook And Zane Get Closer In London

Movie co-stars KELLY BROOK and BILLY ZANE have intensified speculation they are dating - by spending a romantic evening out in London. Brook -...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Theron Gets Animated

OSCAR winner CHARLIZE THERON is excited at the prospect of starring in a video game spin-off - as she'll be able to play her pixilated self. The...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Diana And Khan Were 'Sisters'

Late British royal DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES was the sister of socialite JEMIMA KHAN - according to claims in an Australian magazine. Women's...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Caine Praises Law For Alfie

SIR MICHAEL CAINE has given JUDE LAW his seal of approval in the lead role of movie remake ALFIE. The OSCAR-winning actor, 71, is "intrigued" to...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Stone Rubbishes Surgery Rumours

Movie star SHARON STONE has publically denied having a facelift - by sticking her fingers up to her critics at a charity event. The BASIC...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Grant And Khan Go Public In Affectionate Display

HUGH GRANT has made his love affair with British socialite JEMIMA KHAN public - by enjoying a series of passionate clinches on a French beach...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Adjani Is A Liar, Says Jarre

French actress ISABELLA ADJANI lied about the break-up of her relationship with composer JEAN MICHEL JARRE, according to the musician himself. ...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Ellis-bextor Denies Wedding Plans

Pop beauty SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR has denied she is poised to marry boyfriend RICHARD JONES - insisting they are happy as they are. The MURDER ON...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Jamelia: 'I'm Single'

British pop beauty JAMELIA has lashed out at claims she is dating British soccer player DARREN BYFIELD. The THANK YOU singer has been linked to...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Dido's Family Affair

British singer DIDO loved playing at this year's (04) V FESTIVAL in England - because her brother ROLLO was also on the bill. The WHITE FLAG...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Jagger Girl Told To Put Weight On

MICK JAGGER's model daughter ELIZABETH has been warned she will be dropped by cosmetics giant LANCOME - unless she puts weight on. The stunning...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Michael 'Fails To Financially Help Sister'

GEORGE MICHAEL has reportedly failed to financially assist his older sister, who has been forced out of business due to ever-escalating London...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Young Refuses To Meet Fans

Singer WILL YOUNG has tarnished his clean-cut image - by refusing to meet fans who won the chance to meet him in a competition. The British POP...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Jenna Jameson Reveals Marilyn Manson Is "Obsessed With Anal"

According to porn-star Jenna Jameson, her ex-boyfriend (shock rocker Marilyn Manson), was "obsessed with anal" sex while they were dating. Jameson,...

23rd August 2004 13:36



All Saints Lewis Marries Amid Tight Security

Former ALL SAINTS singer SHAZNAY LEWIS tied the knot with her long-time boyfriend at an English castle on Saturday (21AUG04) - surrounded by...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Dido's Virgin Slip

Songbird DIDO stunned fans at the V FESTIVAL (21-22AUG04) by revealing one of her songs is about the loss of her virginity. The THANK YOU singer...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Yoko Oks Lennon Trainers

JOHN LENNON will be the focus of a new NIKE trainer range after his widow YOKO ONO gave the company her blessing. The late BEATLE - who was shot...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Race Row Royal Requests Lil' Kim To Host Party

Rapper LIL' KIM has turned down a request by PRINCESS MICHAEL OF KENT to help launch her forthcoming book - in an attempt by the British royal to...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Jackson's Nose Saved By Tissue From Ear

A surgeon claims MICHAEL JACKSON's nose came so close to collapsing following years of operations it had to be repaired using tissue from his...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Kelis Festival Appearance Causes Chaos

R+B beauty KELIS was forced to exit the stage at last weekend's (21-22AUG04) V FESTIVAL in England - after nearly 5,000 fans tried to enter the...

23rd August 2004 13:36



Newton's Beloved Let-down

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2 beauty THANDIE NEWTON has completely changed her approach to work following the disappointing reception to her 1998 drama...

23rd August 2004 16:55



Schwarzenegger's Not Vain

Claims that ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER is "a girlie man" have been rubbished by a Beverly Hills hair stylist. The Republican TERMINATOR star - who...

23rd August 2004 16:55



Redford Plans To Continue At Sundance

Hollywood legend, ROBERT REDFORD has blasted reports he plans to quit the SUNDANCE INSTITUTE. The INDECENT PROPOSAL star, 67, founded Utah,...

23rd August 2004 16:55



Pinkett Smith And Lewis Rock The Hard Rock Cafe

Movie stars-turned-rock chicks JADA PINKETT SMITH and JULIETTE LEWIS stamped their musical mark on a new HARD ROCK CAFE at Foxwoods Resort and...

23rd August 2004 16:55



Everett's Nomadic Lifestyle Affects Love Life

SHREK 2 star RUPERT EVERETT is devastated his film star lifestyle has prevented him from finding love. The homosexual actor, 45, insists it's...

23rd August 2004 16:55



Macdowell Honoured By Old College

Stunning actress ANDIE MacDOWELL is to be awarded the MEDAL OF HONOR in the Arts from her former university tutor. The GROUNDHOG DAY beauty...

23rd August 2004 16:55



Newton Bemoans British Film Snubs

British actress THANDIE NEWTON finds it hard to get work in her native country - and wonders if her skin colour is holding her back. The...

23rd August 2004 16:55



Ben And Matt Play Can't Find A Big Enough Home

An off-Broadway play about MATT DAMON and BEN AFFLECK's lives is to be staged in their native Boston, Massachusetts - if producers can find a...

23rd August 2004 16:55



Lara Flynn Boyle Romancing Rocker

Actress LARA FLYNN BOYLE has embarked on a hot new romance with rock hunk JARON LOWENSTEIN. Boyle, former star of THE PRACTICE, once dated...

23rd August 2004 16:55



Weaver Refuses To Rule Out Alien 5

Hollywood superstar SIGOURNEY WEAVER has hinted she may consider starring in another ALIEN sequel - to explore character ELLEN RIPLEY's dark...

23rd August 2004 16:55



Calm Affleck 'Drove J.lo Crazy'

Hollywood heart-throb BEN AFFLECK lost JENNIFER LOPEZ because he refused to fight with her, according to sources. A pal close to the MAID IN...

23rd August 2004 16:55



Brmc Guitarist Slams 'Penis' Palaver

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB rocker PETER HAYES has defended his decision to walk away from a signing session at a music festival this weekend...

23rd August 2004 16:55



Britney Is The 'Best Body' In Showbiz

Pop beauty BRITNEY SPEARS has been crowned "the best body in showbusiness" by a new internet poll. The TOXIC singer - who is engaged to dancer...

23rd August 2004 16:55



Nelly Attends Hometown Hip-hop Summit

Rap superstar NELLY has urged youngsters in his home town of St. Louis, Missouri to vote in the November (04) presidential elections at a HIP-HOP...

23rd August 2004 16:55



Bjork Finds Parental Balance

Icelandic singer BJORK has urged young mums not to be obsessed with their babies - saying they must have their own life. The IT'S OH SO QUIET...

23rd August 2004 16:55



Embrace Pay Tribute To Grieving Jet

Resurrected rockers EMBRACE paid an emotional tribute to grief-stricken band JET at Saturday's (21AUG04) V FESTIVAL in Chelmsford, south England. ...

23rd August 2004 16:55



Lil' Kim Denies Breast Reduction Reports

Rap beauty LIL' KIM has furiously denied she is considering having her breast implants removed - insisting she loves her ample chest. The MAGIC...

23rd August 2004 16:55



Sharon Osbourne: Cowell's A Pompous Idiot

Rock matriarch SHARON OSBOURNE still thinks SIMON COWELL is a "pompous idiot," despite working with him on new talent show THE X FACTOR. THE...

23rd August 2004 16:55



Jackson Accuser's Mother Will Appear In Court

The mother of the boy accusing troubled pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON of child molestation will take the stand in his trial, a judge has ordered. ...

23rd August 2004 16:55



Alda Gets Political On The West Wing

Former M*A*S*H star ALAN ALDA is returning to primetime TV in America as political drama THE WEST WING looks to boost its ratings. The actor...

23rd August 2004 21:21



Luna Attacks Anti-smoking Activists

Mexican movie star DIEGO LUNA has attacked anti-smoking activists for making too much of nicotine use while war wages around the globe. The OPEN...

23rd August 2004 21:21



Arnie Wins Battle Of The Movie Soldiers

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER has beaten SYLVESTER STALLONE in a men's magazine battle to find the best movie soldier. The California Governor's COLONEL...

23rd August 2004 21:21



Italian Premier's Hair Transplant

Italian Prime Minister SILVIO BERLUSCONI was wearing a rapper-style bandana during his meeting with British counterpart TONY BLAIR last week...

23rd August 2004 21:21



Everett: Cartoons Reflect Society Better Than Movies

British actor RUPERT EVERETT insists cartoons portray society more convincingly than Hollywood movies. The 45-year-old provides PRINCE...

23rd August 2004 21:21



Brooke Shields Heads Back To Broadway

Actress BROOKE SHIELDS is heading to New York City to join the acclaimed Broadway revival of WONDERFUL TOWN. Late next month (SEP04), Shields...

23rd August 2004 21:21



Depardieu, Malkovich And Leigh Open Sarajevo Festival

French actor GERALD DEPARDIEU and JOHN MALKOVICH helped MIKE LEIGH open Bosnia's SARAJEVO'S 10TH ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL on Friday (20AUG04). The...

23rd August 2004 21:21



Hartnett Backs Out Of Hollywood Race

Actor JOSH HARTNETT has decided to bow out of the race to become Hollywood's hottest screen star, because he sees it as a "shortcut to...

23rd August 2004 21:21



Whoopi To Test Solo Show Before Broadway Unveiling

Comedienne WHOOPI GOLDBERG is taking her 1984 self-titled solo stage show back to New York city - after giving it a test run in Pennsylvania. ...

23rd August 2004 21:21



Everett Slams Cruise's Films

RUPERT EVERETT has slammed today's A-list film stars such as TOM CRUISE for being unconvincing actors and leading dull lives, unlike their movie...

23rd August 2004 21:21



Baldwins Split On Politics

Actor STEPHEN BALDWIN is set to cause more than a little political friction in the ranks of the movie family - he's scheduled to appear among the...

23rd August 2004 21:21



Streaker Appears At Music Festival

British band THE CHARLATANS were preceded at this year's (04) V FESTIVAL by a naked streaker - who was introduced by event founder RICHARD BRANSON....

23rd August 2004 21:21



Ryder Wants Happy Mondays To Be Remembered

Former HAPPY MONDAYS frontman SHAUN RYDER is furious people remember the band's famous drug-habit rather than their music. The singer complains...

23rd August 2004 21:21



Marley's Son Plans Clothing Line Tribute To His Dead Dad

BOB MARLEY's son ROHAN is conjuring up the spirit of his reggae legend dad with a new clothing line. The reggae star has set up a small design...

23rd August 2004 21:21



Norah Jones: 'I'm Enjoying Fame'

Singing star NORAH JONES has just started to enjoy being a celebrity - two years after she shot to fame. The COME AWAY WITH ME beauty, 25, was...

23rd August 2004 21:21



Lachey Replaces Fatone In Rent

Pop hunk NICK LACHEY's younger brother DREW has signed up to replace 'N SYNC star JOEY FATONE in the Broadway production of RENT. Former 98...

23rd August 2004 21:21



Wilson Thrilled To Work With Elton And Mccartney

BEACH BOY BRIAN WILSON can die a happy man after recording tracks with his British heroes SIR PAUL McCARTNEY and SIR ELTON JOHN. The two rock...

23rd August 2004 21:21



Bedingfield Siblings Make British Chart History

British pop star DANIEL BEDINGFIELD's kid sister has proved her brother isn't the only sibling destined for superstardom in the family - she's just...

23rd August 2004 21:21



Lopez Visits Ailing Fan

JENNIFER LOPEZ made a cancer-stricken five-year-old's dream come true recently, when she paid the ailing child a visit. SERENA CASTANON of...

23rd August 2004 21:21



Lauryn Hill To Re-emerge For Festival Performance

Former FUGEES star LAURYN HILL will finally re-emerge in the public eye after a long absence, to perform at an upcoming festival. The DOO WOP...

23rd August 2004 21:21



Usher: 'I'm Not Fighting With Justin'

R+B pin-up USHER has hit back at reports he's at war with old pal JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE after the former 'N SYNC star was crowned "the new King of Pop"...

23rd August 2004 21:21


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