2nd March 2005

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Universal Launch Latin Label

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP has launched the first multinational-owned record label dedicated entirely to Latin urban music. Universal are...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Lopez Gets Her Hands Dirty

JENNIFER LOPEZ got her hands dirty yesterday (01MAR05) when she christened MTV show TOTAL REQUEST LIVE's Touch Of Fame. Guests on the daily show...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Missy Unveils Rappers' Car Secrets

Hip-hop star MISSY ELLIOTT has explained why her fellow rappers have so many fancy cars on display whenever they open their doors to TV crews -...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Lopez: I Don't Want To Be Meryl Streep

JENNIFER LOPEZ has refused to quit her singing career - even though studio bosses believe she has the potential to be the next MERYL STREEP if she...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Stone Takes Action To Save Voice

Soul sensation JOSS STONE has been warned by doctors to stop straining her vocal chords or risk irreparably ruining her voice. While the YOU HAD...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Matthews Faces Another Dirty Lawsuit

Rocker DAVE MATTHEWS faces yet another lawsuit after a former roadie accidentally tipped gallons of human waste from his namesake group's tour bus...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Judge Rejects Linkin Park Trademark Case

A British judge has rejected a bid by American rockers LINKIN PARK to trademark its name for use on posters - leaving shopkeepers free to sell...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Collins In New Battle For His Life

LATEST: Rocker EDWYN COLLINS' condition has rapidly deteriorated following a suspected second cerebral haemorrhage. The Scottish A GIRL LIKE YOU...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Another 50 Cent New York Shoot-out

LATEST: New York police are investigating a second shooting incident involving 50 CENT and his estranged protege THE GAME hours after the IN DA...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Former Roseanne Star Returns To Sitcoms

Former ROSEANNE star SARA GILBERT is making a return to the sitcom world in a show being developed by the creators of hit comedy WILL + GRACE. ...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Joan Collins Lives Out Singing Dream

Former DYNASTY star JOAN COLLINS was able to live out the dream of a lifetime yesterday morning (01MAR05) - when she sang on live TV. The...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Mendes Models Men's Clothes

Actress EVA MENDES has taken on an unusual new modelling assignment - promoting a new line of menswear. The HITCH star has been signed by...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Lee To Conjure Up New Hero

Legendary comic book creator STAN LEE is working with producer ROBERT EVANS and HELLBOY writer PETER BRIGGS to create a new movie superhero -...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Orbach Put Work Over Health

Late LAW + ORDER star JERRY ORBACH continued to play DETECTIVE LENNIE BRISCOE in the hit TV show right up until cancer claimed his life last year...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Oscar-winning Film Prompts Euthanasia Debate

Spanish actor JAVIER BARDEM is delighted his new movie has stirred up frenzied controversy about euthanasia, because he thinks it's time the world...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Re-edited Passion On New Release

MEL GIBSON has re-edited his controversial movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST in time for a UK Good Friday (25MAR05) re-release. The re-cut movie...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Grizzly Hollywood Murder Trial To Begin Today

Hollywood's most grizzly murder case gets underway today (02MAR05) as the man who allegedly beheaded screenwriter ROBERT LEES in a double homicide...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Williams Forced To Scrap Oscars Song

ROBIN WILLIAMS was forced to cut a lewd song about the SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS homosexual controversy from his OSCARS presentation speech on Sunday...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Foxx Kept Out Of Oscars Party

OSCAR winner JAMIE FOXX's big night out after the ACADEMY AWARDS turned sour on Sunday (27FEB05) when fire marshalls prevented him from attending a...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Tyson's Music Debut Sparks Controversy In Italy

Fallen boxer MIKE TYSON has sparked fury in Italy, after promoters invited him to a musical festival as a special guest. Tyson will reportedly...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Lord Of The Rings In The Midst Of Profit Battle

Film-maker PETER JACKSON's production company has sued NEW LINE CINEMA over profits from the first film in the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. ...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Young Slams Reports He's Dating Williamson

Gay British singer WILL YOUNG has hit out at claims he's dating top fashion designer MATTHEW WILLIAMSON. The EVERGREEN star befriended...

2nd March 2005 2:52



Missy Weeps Over Reality Show Stars

Rapper MISSY ELLIOTT has become so emotionally attached to the contestants on her reality show THE ROAD TO STARDOM - she's often in tears each time...

2nd March 2005 9:41



Kiss Stars Surprise Cancer Survivor

The members of rock band KISS gave a young cancer survivor the thrill of his life yesterday (01MAR05), paid him a surprise visit on his 10th...

2nd March 2005 9:41



Backstreet Boys Announce Club Tour

The members of veteran boyband BACKSTREET BOYS have announced plans to embark on a tour of American nightclubs. The stars are working on their...

2nd March 2005 9:41



Barenaked Ladies Finish Comedy Pilot

Canadian rockers BARENAKED LADIES have just finished the pilot for their anticipated sketch-comedy series. The show will appear on American TV...

2nd March 2005 9:41



Chamberlain Not Meant To Die

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS drummer JIMMY CHAMBERLAIN learnt an important life lesson when he survived heroin addiction - his services to music were...

2nd March 2005 9:41



Mccartney's Earnings Triple

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has matched the earnings of younger rival ROBBIE WILLIAMS following a lucrative year (04) in which he tripled his income. The...

2nd March 2005 9:41



The Issue Behind The Game/50 Split

Los Angeles rapper THE GAME may have sparked his new feud with labelmate 50 CENT by publicly keeping his distance from the New York's rap war with...

2nd March 2005 9:41



Jackson Reads 'Girlie Magazines' Claims Defence

Troubled superstar MICHAEL JACKSON would "freely admit" to reading adult magazines featuring naked women, his lawyer told a California court...

2nd March 2005 9:41



Bashir Keeps Schtum In Jackson Trial

British journalist MARTIN BASHIR faces possible prosecution for contempt after refusing to answer questions during cross-examination at the second...

2nd March 2005 9:41



Doris Roberts Dreams Of Jail

EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND star DORIS ROBERTS has dreamed up a novel way to get in shape and boost her career - a stint behind jail bars. The...

2nd March 2005 9:41



Wayans To Front Hanes

Comedian DAMON WAYANS has become the new face of HANES underwear. The MO' MONEY star will take over from basketball legend MICHAEL JORDAN in a...

2nd March 2005 9:41



The Rock Makes Singing Debut

Wrestler-turned-actor DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON can now add a new skill to his list of talents - singing. The muscle-bound screen star plays a...

2nd March 2005 9:41



Vaughn Quits Smoking

DODGEBALL star VINCE VAUGHN has just quit smoking, years after picking up the habit to be more "authentic" in his movie roles. The Hollywood...

2nd March 2005 9:41



Law And Miller Move To The Country

Engaged couple JUDE LAW and SIENNA MILLER are quitting the city for the countryside in an effort to escape the flashing cameras of the paparazzi. ...

2nd March 2005 9:41



Clooney's Little Ambition

Hollywood actor GEORGE CLOONEY is the latest celebrity destined to appear on cult British comedy sketch show LITTLE BRITAIN - thanks to his...

2nd March 2005 9:41



Mcconaughey Makes Promotional Road Trip For Sahara

Eccentric movie star MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY is promoting his new movie SAHARA by touring around America in his own Airstream trailer, emblazoned with...

2nd March 2005 9:41



Glover Forms New Film Company

Actor and activist DANNY GLOVER has launched a new movie production company which will focus on films of historical relevance with social...

2nd March 2005 9:41



Melua's Royal Performance

Georgian jazz babe KATIE MELUA has successfully completed her most nerve-shredding live booking to date - performing for QUEEN ELIZABETH II at a...

2nd March 2005 9:41



Designer Double Standards For Longoria

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star EVA LONGORIA refuses to wear the free dresses certain designers now lavish on her, because they ignored her when she was...

2nd March 2005 14:36



Tyler Refused To Strip Down For West Video

Former FRIENDS star AISHA TYLER refused to wear hotpants when she starred in rapper TWISTA's SLOW JAMZ video alongside KANYE WEST and JAMIE FOXX. ...

2nd March 2005 14:36



Bruce Willis Defends Movie Flop

Action hero BRUCE WILLIS has defended his infamous screen flop HUDSON HAWK, insisting that there is a cult following for the film. The beefy...

2nd March 2005 14:36



Swank's Oscars Dream Fear

ACADEMY AWARD winner HILARY SWANK was terrified she would wake up after Sunday's (27FEB05) OSCARS ceremony to discover it was only a dream. The...

2nd March 2005 14:36



Loach To Be Honoured With Degree

British film director KEN LOACH is set to pick up an honorary degree by Britain's exclusive Oxford University. The RIFF RAFF film-maker, who...

2nd March 2005 14:36



Law's Double Oscar Snub

JUDE LAW was too busy to attend Sunday's (27FEB05) ACADEMY AWARDS ceremony - so he was unable to counter host CHRIS ROCK's scathing attack branding...

2nd March 2005 14:36



Geldof's Wife Shared Secrets With Editor

SIR BOB GELDOF's late ex-wife PAULA YATES frequently rang British newspaper editor PIERS MORGAN with secret updates on her troubled life. The...

2nd March 2005 14:36



Diaz Angered By Spears' Phone Calls

Hollywood beauty CAMERON DIAZ is upset her lover JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE constantly telephones his ex-girlfriend BRITNEY SPEARS. The CHARLIE'S ANGELS...

2nd March 2005 14:36



Depp Delays Filming Of New Movie

JOHNNY DEPP's hectic work schedule has forced producers of THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY to delay filming for 15-months until the FINDING...

2nd March 2005 14:36



Bryant 'Settles' Civil Suit With Rape Accuser

American basketball star KOBE BRYANT has reportedly struck a secret deal with his rape accuser to settle a civil lawsuit filed against him. The...

2nd March 2005 14:36



Romance Back On For Dannii And Jacques

Australian singer DANNII MINOGUE is hoping to reunite with former love JACQUES VILLENEUVE after four years apart. FORMULA 1 star Villeneuve and...

2nd March 2005 14:36



Kylie's Roadie Dodges Driving Ban

Pop babe KYLIE MINOGUE's roadie escaped speeding charges yesterday (01MAR05) when English judges let him off to tour with the sexy singer. ...

2nd March 2005 14:36



Halliwell Late For Royal Appointment

GERI HALLIWELL shocked guests at a British royal reception hosted by QUEEN ELIZABETH II and PRINCE PHILLIP last night (01MAR05) by arriving...

2nd March 2005 14:36



Stone To Be Next Gap Girl

British soul singer JOSS STONE will model clothing company GAP's autumn range in a series of TV, magazine and billboard advertisements. The YOU...

2nd March 2005 14:36



Waterman's Train-set Tirade

British music mogul PETE WATERMAN screamed abuse at an employee before firing him from his model train-making firm MM1, a Scottish tribunal heard...

2nd March 2005 14:36



Aguilera Slams Celebrity Clothing Lines

Outspoken pop star CHRISTINA AGUILERA has no intention of launching her own line in fashion - because she sees it as an admittance of a flagging...

2nd March 2005 14:36



Queen Blanks Guitar Gods

British royal QUEEN ELIZABETH II had no idea who ERIC CLAPTON, JIMMY PAGE and JEFF BECK were when they attended a reception at her London residence...

2nd March 2005 14:36



Jackson Fainted With Grief Over Diana's Death

Troubled singer MICHAEL JACKSON nearly 'fainted' with grief when he learnt of his friend DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES' death, according to top British...

2nd March 2005 14:36



Chaka Khan's Son Charged With Murder

CHAKA KHAN's son pleaded not guilty to the murder of a 17-year-old boy on Tuesday (01MAR05), before being released on $2 million (GBP1 million)...

2nd March 2005 14:36



Brosnan Becomes Restaurateur

Irish actor PIERCE BROSNAN is frantically searching India for a chef worthy of cooking at the Indian restaurant he plans to open later this year...

2nd March 2005 17:56



Winfrey Scared To Approach Berry For Tv Role

OPRAH WINFREY was nervous about asking HALLE BERRY to star in her TV movie THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD because she felt intimidated by the...

2nd March 2005 17:56



Bollywood Star Demands Government Protection

LATEST: Actress MEERA has asked authorities in her native Pakistan for protection because she's received death threats after she appeared to kiss a...

2nd March 2005 17:56



Leto Accused Of Sexually Harassing A Journalist

An Irish journalist has accused actor JARED LETO of trying to seduce her during an interview - by rubbing his foot up and down her leg. Reporter...

2nd March 2005 17:56



Office Fan Foiled Gervais Fraudsters

LATEST: RICKY GERVAIS' fortune was rescued by a fan of his TV hit THE OFFICE - who called police when he suspected five people planned to buy gold...

2nd March 2005 17:56



Goldberg's Republican Swipe

Funnywoman WHOOPIE GOLDBERG has hit back at Republicans gloating about President GEORGE W BUSH's election victory - by sending them a box of...

2nd March 2005 17:56



Cosby Apologises For Sexual Misconduct Case

LATEST: Comedian BILL COSBY has apologized to the Canadian woman who accused him of drugging and sexually assaulting her at his Philadelphia home...

2nd March 2005 17:56



Stone Can't Accept Her British Fame

Teen star JOSS STONE is so focused on pleasing her American fans, she often forgets how famous she is in her native Britain. The FELL IN LOVE...

2nd March 2005 17:56



Halliwell Fears Failure

Pop singer GERI HALLIWELL is terrified about the release of her comeback album - because her greatest fears will be realised if it fails to sell. ...

2nd March 2005 17:56



Foxy Brown Slams Claims She Owes King Money

Rapper FOXY BROWN has slammed published reports she was kicked out of Chung King Studios in New York last week (23FEB05) because she owes bosses...

2nd March 2005 17:56



Moby To Give French Masterclass

Dance music star MOBY will give an invitation-only masterclass in Paris, France to mark the launch of his new album HOTEL. The PLAY star, real...

2nd March 2005 17:56



Keys Denies Letting Down Fans

R+B star ALICIA KEYS has slammed reports she disappointed fans by failing to perform at a gig on Friday (25FEB05) - insisting she never confirmed...

2nd March 2005 17:56



Bono Put Forward For World Bank President Job

U2 frontman BONO has been put forward for the prestigious political job of president of the World Bank. The Irish rocker's dedicated charity...

2nd March 2005 17:56



Brown Threatens To Sue Music Mogul King

Hip-hop beauty FOXY BROWN has threatened to sue powerful recording studio owner JOHN KING for defamation of character and music piracy. Brown's...

2nd March 2005 17:56



Jackson Considers Testifying In His Own Defense

LATEST: MICHAEL JACKSON is considering taking to the stand to deny allegations he molested a teenage cancer victim - despite the fact he's not on...

2nd March 2005 17:56



Nypd Blue Wraps Up

Hit American police drama NYPD BLUE has been broadcast for the last time in America after a 12-year run. The popular TV show immediately grabbed...

2nd March 2005 17:56



Winslet Ditches De Lisi

KATE WINSLET devastated her favourite British designer BEN DE LISI by going to an American coutureist for her OSCAR dress this year (217FEB05). ...

2nd March 2005 17:56



Stewart Named Most Loved Entrepreneur

American lifestyle guru MARTHA STEWART has been named one of "26 Entrepreneurs We Love" - despite currently serving a jail sentence for lying...

2nd March 2005 17:56



Lopez's Miami Soap Picked Up By Us Network

JENNIFER LOPEZ is planning to go head-to-head with teen soap phenomenon THE OC by proving Miami, Florida, kids are just as hip as their California...

2nd March 2005 21:12



Travolta's Ever Changing Hair

Mystery surrounds JOHN TRAVOLTA's hairline after the PULP FICTION star appeared to have ditched his current crewcut look for a full head of hair at...

2nd March 2005 21:12



Jack Nicklaus' Grandson Dead In Tub Tragedy

Golf great JACK NICKLAUS is mourning the loss of his 17-month-old grandson today (02MAR05) after the tot reportedly drowned in a hot tub. The...

2nd March 2005 21:12



Jailed Martha Lands Three Emmy Nominations

Jailbird MARTHA STEWART will have even more reasons to celebrate when she's released from federal prison this weekend (06MAR05) - her former TV...

2nd March 2005 21:12



Gibson Jury Selection Stalled By The Passion Haters

LATEST: Jury selection in MEL GIBSON's upcoming stalking trial is being hampered by movie fans who are too passionately opposed to the Aussie's...

2nd March 2005 21:12



Omarion Debuts O At The Top

Former B2K frontman OMARION's solo career has been given a huge boost by fans - they've taken him to number one in the US album charts. The R+B...

2nd March 2005 21:12



Jackson Met Impersonator Dressed In Drag

The man portraying MICHAEL JACKSON in recreations of his child molestation trial was stunned when he met the pop superstar - because he was dressed...

2nd March 2005 21:12



Stars Team Up For Vandross Tribute Album

JANET JACKSON, MARIAH CAREY, MARY J BLIGE, CELINE DION and ANGIE STONE are among a host of stars who are taking part in a LUTHER VANDROSS tribute...

2nd March 2005 21:12



Motley Crue Go Global As Us Tour Sells Out

Rockers MOTLEY CRUE are so delighted with the response to their virtually sold-out comeback tour in America, they're going global. The group has...

2nd March 2005 21:12



Levert Escapes Assault Charges

LATEST: Assault charges against R+B star GERALD LEVERT have been dropped. The singer was arrested last Friday (25FEB05) in Ohio on suspicion of...

2nd March 2005 21:12



Osbourne Defends Prince Charles' Marriage Plans

British rocker OZZY OSBOURNE has leapt to the defence of his "mate" PRINCE CHARLES, following criticism of the future king's decision to wed...

2nd March 2005 21:12



Bail Reduced For Ray Charles Theft Suspect

A sound engineer who allegedly stole a batch of RAY CHARLES' master tapes while working on the late legend's last studio album has been given a...

2nd March 2005 21:12



Stone To Guest In Will + Grace

Sultry actress SHARON STONE is set to guest star in an episode of hit TV comedy WILL + GRACE as a therapist who puts the flatmates' friendship to...

2nd March 2005 21:12



Jackson And Ryder Lawyer Lands Reality Show

MARK GERAGOS, the lawyer who has represented such celebrities as WINONA RYDER and MICHAEL JACKSON, is taking on a new career - as a reality TV...

2nd March 2005 21:12


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