29th December 2004

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Presley's Guitarist Garland Dies

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...

29th December 2004 1:16



Usher Ends The Year As Bestselling Us Artist

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...

29th December 2004 1:16



Presley Water Sold Online

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...

29th December 2004 1:16



Vinton Turns Down Hometown Honour

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

29th December 2004 1:16



Minnelli Hospitalised

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...

29th December 2004 1:16



Pacino's Oscar Tips

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...

29th December 2004 1:16



Sopranos Star Turned Down The Godfather

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...

29th December 2004 1:16



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

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...

29th December 2004 1:16



Topher Pokes Fun At His Own New Film

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...

29th December 2004 1:16



Sex + The City's Lost Fourth Ending Revealed

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...

29th December 2004 1:16



Rushdie Speaks Out After Play Ban

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...

29th December 2004 1:16



Fockers Are Even Bigger

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

29th December 2004 1:16



Ben Hur + Jailhouse Rock Added To American Library

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

29th December 2004 1:16



Comics Threaten To Stop The Laughter In Nyc

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...

29th December 2004 1:16



Susan Sontag Dies

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

29th December 2004 1:16



Jet Li Escapes Tsunamis

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...

29th December 2004 1:16



Supermodel Petra Caught Up In Tsunami Hell

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...

29th December 2004 1:16



Ricky Martin Cites Bono + Sting As Charity Heroes

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...

29th December 2004 1:16



Maroon 5 Star's Blackout Sex

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...

29th December 2004 1:16



No Groupies For Franz Ferdinand

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...

29th December 2004 1:16



Friend's Dying Daughter Made Toby Rethink Dixie Chicks Feud

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...

29th December 2004 1:16



Hilton's Perfect Sleep Rules

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

29th December 2004 1:16



Heather Thrilled To Be A Videogame Star

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...

29th December 2004 1:16



Euro 2004 Final Tops Sports-on-tv List

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....

29th December 2004 1:16



Osbourne To Star On Stage

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

29th December 2004 13:02



Love Rejects Reality Boot Camp

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...

29th December 2004 13:02



Timberlake And Nelly Lead Wild Life

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

29th December 2004 13:02



Downey Jr Exorcises Demons

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...

29th December 2004 13:02



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

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

29th December 2004 13:02



Kidman Invites Fans To Stare At Her Naked

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...

29th December 2004 13:02



Diaz Heads For Tv

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...

29th December 2004 13:02



Grant Stung By Jellyfish

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

29th December 2004 13:02



Jolie Plans New Babies

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

29th December 2004 13:02



Moss And Hack Reunite

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

29th December 2004 13:02



Lane Quits The Producers In London

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

29th December 2004 13:02



Attenborough Mourns Granddaughter

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

29th December 2004 13:02



Ryan's New Year's Resolution

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,...

29th December 2004 13:02



West The Best Of 2004

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...

29th December 2004 13:02



Church Snubs Cardiff

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...

29th December 2004 13:02



Chili Peppers Make Top 100

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. ...

29th December 2004 13:02



Simpson Ponders His Busted Future

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). ...

29th December 2004 19:15



Jackson Jury Selection Begins

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

29th December 2004 19:15



Stewart's Near Miss

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

29th December 2004 19:15



Lil' Jon Is Bitter With Usher

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...

29th December 2004 19:15



Linkin Park Set Up Tsunami Charity

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...

29th December 2004 19:15



Elton John Married?

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

29th December 2004 19:15



Farrell's Treats For Monroe

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. ...

29th December 2004 19:15



Connery Recycles Shoes

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...

29th December 2004 19:15



Wahlberg To Toughen Up For Role

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

29th December 2004 19:15



Jerry Orbach Dies

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...

29th December 2004 19:15



Winslet's Primitive Christmas

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...

29th December 2004 19:15



Lucy Liu Splits And Finds New Love

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...

29th December 2004 19:15



Beckinsale Wanted To Quit Aviator

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

29th December 2004 19:15



Church Recognises The Weight Benefits Of Heartache

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

29th December 2004 19:15


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