22nd August 2005

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Stallone's Contender Secured For Second Round

LATEST: SYLVESTER STALLONE's reality show THE CONTENDER will make a television comeback, after bosses at US cable network ESPN confirmed it will...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Wynter Weds Editor

24 actress SARAH WYNTER wed American magazine editor DAN PERES in a private ceremony in Australia on Saturday (20AUG05). The Australian beauty,...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Cheadle Finally Visits Hotel Rwanda

DON CHEADLE has finally visited the hotel on which he based his critically-acclaimed movie HOTEL RWANDA. The 40-year-old actor toured the Hotel...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Hurley Launches Baby Food Range

British model ELIZABETH HURLEY is launching a range of organic baby food. The Estee Lauder beauty, 40, who created her own swimwear range...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Garner Realistic About Affleck Marriage

Newlywed actress JENNIFER GARNER is remaining open-minded about the long-term future of her marriage with BEN AFFLECK, because she knows the...

22nd August 2005 2:56



The Things They Say 49

"If I wanted to make a record of sheep noise, I could!" Irish singer SINEAD O'CONNOR is thrilled with her artistic freedom now she's no longer tied...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Duff Househunting In Nyc

Teen queen HILARY DUFF is househunting for an apartment in New York City's trendy Chelsea district. The SO YESTERDAY star, 17, brought a huge...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Vandross' Assistant Joins Fight Against Diabetes

LUTHER VANDROSS' longtime assistant MAX SZADEK has committed his life to battling diabetes, following the R+B veterans' death. Szadek, who worked...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Fascinating Fact 39

Rap mogul DAMON DASH has two assistants keeping his collection of more than 1,000 pairs of shoes in order.

22nd August 2005 2:56



Mcfly End Blunt's Chart Reign

Teen pop group McFLY have ended singer/songwriter JAMES BLUNT's five week reign of the UK singles chart, with their fourth number one hit I'LL BE...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Lil' Jon And Mike Shinoda Provide Vma Score

LIL' JON has teamed up with LINKIN PARK's MIKE SHINODA to provide the soundtrack for the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday (28AUG05). The...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Federline Seeks Spiritual Guidance

BRITNEY SPEARS' husband KEVIN FEDERLINE has turned to holistic healer DEEPAK CHOPRA for spiritual guidance. Father-of-two Federline, who will...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Carter Defends Lohan's Weightloss

AARON CARTER has become the unlikely defender of LINDSAY LOHAN, insisting his ex-girlfriend's recent family woes have sparked her dramatic weightloss...

22nd August 2005 2:56



50 Cent Sues Auto Dealer

Hip-hop star 50 CENT has hit a Philadelphia automobile dealer with a $1 million (GBP550,000) lawsuit, claiming the business used his name and...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Stewart To Face Casino In Court Over Cancelled Concert

Rock legend ROD STEWART is headed for Nevada's federal court this week (23AUG05) to challenge gambling firm Harrah's Entertainment over a cancelled...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Madonna Enlists Body Double After Horse Fall

Ailing superstar MADONNA is reportedly set to enlist a body double for her forthcoming pop video, after her horse-riding accident last week (16AUG05)...

22nd August 2005 2:56



The Things They Say 50

I like to (travel abroad), I just don't really like the food. I think American food is the best." Former BAYWATCH star CARMEN ELECTRA isn't always...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Terrence Howard 'Most Valuable Player Of The Summer'

TERRENCE HOWARD has beat out a host of Hollywood stars to be named the Most Valuable Player of the Summer. With critically-acclaimed turns in...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Fascinating Fact 40

Actor HEATH LEDGER returned to his Australian roots when he appeared on US comedian CONAN O'BRIEN's chat show on Friday night (19AUG05), by playing...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Electra 'In Love' With Levy

Former BAYWATCH star CARMEN ELECTRA has her eye on a new man - she's fallen "in love" with actor EUGENE LEVY. The sexy actress plays Levy's wife...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Anderson Urges Men To Be More Persistent

Blonde beauty PAMELA ANDERSON is urging men to pursue her more persistently if they're hoping to romance her. The former BAYWATCH star, ex-wife of...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Fawcett Swears Off Pot

Original CHARLIE'S ANGELS star FARRAH FAWCETT ruled out a life of smoking marijuana, after realising how much food she ate when she experimented with...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Carell's Virgin Lures Fans

STEVE CARELL's maiden voyage as a leading man has proved to be fruitful, with his new film THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN opening at the top of the US box...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Anderson Tackled By Cohen

Former BAYWATCH beauty PAMELA ANDERSON was tackled to the ground by British funnyman SACHA BARON COHEN as she attended the 'wedding' of her two pet...

22nd August 2005 2:56



Electra Takes On Intruding Scorpion As Her Pet

Sexy actress CARMEN ELECTRA has a new pet scorpion, because she couldn't bring herself to kill it when she found it in her home. The former...

22nd August 2005 9:16



Hagman Wants Willis To Play Jr Ewing

Former DALLAS star LARRY HAGMAN wants BRUCE WILLIS to take on his old role of JR EWING when the movie adaptation of his classic TV series is made. ...

22nd August 2005 9:16



Affleck To Return To His Writing Roots

Hollywood actor BEN AFFLECK is reportedly set to return to his writing roots, with a new TV project called RESISTANCE. Affleck, who alongside pal...

22nd August 2005 9:16



Wahlberg's Pals Have Difficulty Appreciating His Work

Rapper-turned-actor MARK WAHLBERG often has a tough time getting his friends to enjoy his movies, because many of them only appreciate his work when...

22nd August 2005 9:16



Johansson Speaks Of 'Lovely' Hartnett

Hollywood star SCARLETT JOHANSSON has broken her silence over her budding relationship with JOSH HARTNETT, declaring the heart-throb "lovely". The...

22nd August 2005 9:16



Ledger Throws Eggs At The Paparazzi

Australian actor HEATH LEDGER has taken to throwing eggs at the paparazzi when he catches them staking him out. The screen hunk is particularly...

22nd August 2005 9:16



Producer On Belushi's Comedy Caught In Controversy

Bosses of JIM BELUSHI's comedy ACCORDING TO JIM have issued an apology, following a rant by the show's executive producer about minority hiring. ...

22nd August 2005 9:16



The Bravery Fame Fuels Endicott's High School Romance

THE BRAVERY singer SAM ENDICOTT was amazed when his newfound fame resurrected an old high-school romance. The frontman has been receiving romantic...

22nd August 2005 9:16



The Things They Say 51

"Good luck. And sign a pre-nup - both of you!" AARON CARTER, whose brother NICK once dated PARIS HILTON, gives the hotel heiress and her fiance PARIS...

22nd August 2005 9:16



Toby Keith And Ludacris Friends

Country music star TOBY KEITH has struck up an unlikely friendship with rapper LUDACRIS, after teaming up with him for a photoshoot. The musicians...

22nd August 2005 9:16



Kravitz Eyes $50 Million Home

Rocker LENNY KRAVITZ has stunned New Yorkers with the news he's planning to purchase a $50 million (GBP27.7 million) Manhattan apartment. The...

22nd August 2005 9:16



Diddy Befriends Everett

SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS has welcomed a new member into his large circle of ultra-cool friends - British actor RUPERT EVERETT. The rap mogul and Everett...

22nd August 2005 9:16



Janet Jackson's Diva Demands

R+B beauty JANET JACKSON made "outrageous demands" during her appearance on a British TV show, according to the programme's presenter FEARNE...

22nd August 2005 9:16



Clarkson Slams Lip-sync Claims

Pop star KELLY CLARKSON has slammed reports she has been lip-synching during her recent US tour. The original AMERICAN IDOL winner, 23, was...

22nd August 2005 9:16



Quincy Jones' Daughter Slams Tom Cruise

QUINCY JONES' actress daughter RASHIDA JONES is the latest star to slam TOM CRUISE for attacking BROOKE SHIELDS' use of medication to ease postpartum...

22nd August 2005 9:16



Gallagher Slams Doherty At Festival

OASIS singer LIAM GALLAGHER launched a scathing attack on troubled rocker PETE DOHERTY at this weekend's (20-21AUG05) V Festival in England,...

22nd August 2005 9:16



Trump Transports The Apprentice To China

Property tycoon DONALD TRUMP has announced plans to unveil a version of his hit capitalism-inspired US reality show THE APPRENTICE in Communist...

22nd August 2005 9:16



The Things They Say 52

"I've got to thank my dad for giving me the skills to abuse people." THE ITALIAN JOB star MARK WAHLBERG owes it all to his parents.

22nd August 2005 9:16



Andrews Shuns Hawaii Activities For Shopping

British actor NAVEEN ANDREWS has embraced a new pastime since moving to Hawaii for his hit TV show LOST - guitar shopping. The 36-year-old screen...

22nd August 2005 9:16



Hed Kandi Returns To Pacha, London 24 Th September

* The 50 th album party in Kandi's original home promises to be the biggest ever *· Live PAs from Peyton and UK soul...

22nd August 2005 13:28



Coogan Slams Love's Baby Claims

British comedian STEVE COOGAN has slammed reports COURTNEY LOVE is pregnant with his child. Love - who already has daughter FRANCES BEAN, 12, with...

22nd August 2005 14:06



Simpson Party Sponsors Pull Out

JESSICA and ASHLEE SIMPSON are seeking a new sponsor for their MTV Video Music Awards after-party because Jessica's outrageous demands have forced...

22nd August 2005 14:06



Jones' Body Should Not Be Exhumed Says Biopic Director

STEPHEN WOOLLEY believes late ROLLING STONE BRIAN JONES was murdered - but he insists his body should be left to rest in peace. The British...

22nd August 2005 14:06



Carey Slams Eminem's 'Tasteless' Songs

MARIAH CAREY has launched a scathing attack on EMINEM and accused him of resorting to vulgar lyrics to boost his poor sales. The singer's manager...

22nd August 2005 14:06



The Things They Say 53

"I love (HUGH HEFNER). He really is a good guy - and I didn't have to sleep with him to get 11 (Playboy) covers." Busty beauty PAMELA ANDERSON on her...

22nd August 2005 14:06



Green Street Star Thug In Real Life

PAUL ROW, an unknown actor who stars in ELIJAH WOOD's new movie about soccer hooliganism has shocked producers by receiving a prison sentence for a...

22nd August 2005 14:06



Quinn Refuses To Partake In Local Scottish Custom

American actor AIDAN QUINN refuses to indulge in the local Scottish delicacy of Haggis while appearing in the country's Edinburgh Fringe Festival -...

22nd August 2005 14:06



Freeman's Fake Graveyard Scares Bulgarians

MORGAN FREEMAN's latest film-making venture frightened residents in Bulgarian capital Sofia after the crew built an American graveyard in the city's...

22nd August 2005 14:06



Rourke To Carry On Womanising

Hollywood hellraiser MICKEY ROURKE refuses to settle down at the age of 48, because womanising keeps him young. After two failed marriages to...

22nd August 2005 14:06



Mcgregor's New Film Aided By Plane Strikes

EWAN McGREGOR's new movie SCENES OF A SEXUAL NATURE is running ahead of schedule after chaotic strikes at Britain's Heathrow airport last week...

22nd August 2005 14:06



Johansson Defended By Cox

British acting veteran BRIAN COX has blasted the producers of THE ISLAND for blaming poor ticket sales on the SCARLETT JOHANSSON's performance. ...

22nd August 2005 14:06



Henson Gushes About Church

CHARLOTTE CHURCH's boyfriend, Welsh rugby ace GAVIN HENSON has broken his silence to gush about his Welsh pop star lover. The 19-year-old soprano...

22nd August 2005 14:06



Beck Performs Impromptu White Stripes Encore

Cult rockers THE WHITE STRIPES delighted fans at a Los Angeles gig last week (begs14AUG05) after rocker pal BECK joined the duo onstage for a...

22nd August 2005 14:06



Franz Ferdinand Team Up With Scissor Sisters

FRANZ FERDINAND and the SCISSOR SISTERS thrilled fans with an secret joint performance backstage at Britain's V Festival yesterday (21AUG05). The...

22nd August 2005 14:06



Gallagher: 'All Our Best Gigs Are Abroad'

OASIS are embarrassed by the majority their festival performances in Britain to date because their intensive drinking habits always ruin their...

22nd August 2005 14:06



Miller's 'Extreme Approach' To Latest Role

JONNY LEE MILLER shocked co-star BRIAN COX with the gruelling fitness regime he has imposed on himself to take on the role of a cycling legend. ...

22nd August 2005 17:28



Downey Jr: 'Hollywood Is Very Forgiving Place'

Former hellraiser ROBERT DOWNEY JR attributes his career's resurgence to Hollywood's respect for his acting ability. The 40-year-old credits his...

22nd August 2005 17:28



Blanchett Returns To Australian Movies

Actress CATE BLANCHETT is returning to her homeland to make an Australian movie for the first time in eight years - she will star as a former heroin...

22nd August 2005 17:28



Crowe Optimistic For Cinderella Man's International Box-office

RUSSELL CROWE is optimistic CINDERELLA MAN will perform well internationally despite flopping at the American box office. The Oscar-winning actor...

22nd August 2005 17:28



Hollywood Producers Sued Over Idi Amin's Cannibal Portrayal

Producers of new movie THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND are reportedly being sued by the family of late Ugandan dictator IDI AMIN over the persistent...

22nd August 2005 17:28



Phoenix Slams Mourning Brother Tag

JOAQUIN PHOENIX has slammed reports he suffered a breakdown during the filming of JOHNNY CASH biopic WALK THE LINE when a scene triggered the painful...

22nd August 2005 17:28



Lyonne's Father To Sue Hospital

The father of hospitalised actress NATASHA LYONNE is taking legal action against the Beth Israel Hospital after an employee leaked information about...

22nd August 2005 17:28



Richards: 'Few Would Survive My Lifestyle'

Hard-living KEITH RICHARDS refuses to recommend his hedonistic lifestyle to everyone - because only a few people would survive his history of excess....

22nd August 2005 17:28



Travis Singer's Brush With Death In Africa

Scottish rockers TRAVIS's frontman FRAN HEALY narrowly avoided death twice while carrying out charity work in war-torn Sudan. The WHY DOES IT...

22nd August 2005 17:28



Boyd And Murphy Split

INCUBUS frontman BRANDON BOYD has split with his longtime girlfriend, Estee Lauder supermodel CAROLYN MURPHY. The couple - who lived together in...

22nd August 2005 17:28



Stefani Refuses To Be Compared To Teen Stars

Pop queen GWEN STEFANI hates being compared to teen singers LINDSAY LOHAN and HILARY DUFF because she's been in the music industry longer than...

22nd August 2005 17:28



Dr Moog Dies

Synthesiser pioneer DR ROBERT MOOG has died from brain cancer aged 71 at his North Carolina home. The musical inventor shot to fame when WALTER...

22nd August 2005 17:28



Man Indicted With Stabbing Bobby Brown's Nephew

A man has been charged with the stabbing of singer BOBBY BROWN's nephew during a fight at a restaurant in May (05). MARQUE DIXSON, 27 - who is...

22nd August 2005 17:28



Coogan's Family Shocked By Love's Pregnancy

British comic's STEVE COOGAN's family are horrified COURTNEY LOVE claims she is expecting his baby. The 80 DAYS AROUND THE WORLD has denied...

22nd August 2005 17:28



Peyroux Found By Private Detective

Missing jazz singer MADELEINE PEYROUX has been "found" with her manager in New York City after her record label hired a private detective to trace...

22nd August 2005 17:28



Springer Can't Understand British Guests

American chat show host JERRY SPRINGER struggles to understand the majority of guests on his British TV show because of their regional accents. ...

22nd August 2005 17:28



Aniston And Pitt Divorce Granted

LATEST: JENNIFER ANISTON and BRAD PITT have unofficially ended their marriage, according to leaked legal papers. Certain legal matters are still...

22nd August 2005 21:22



The Things They Say 55

"I can't call myself a genius, but I am on my way." Soul star R KELLY declares himself the next ALBERT EINSTEIN.

22nd August 2005 21:22



Mcgrath Takes On Hosting Duties At Fashion Rocks

Rocker-turned-TV presenter MARK McGRATH and WITHOUT A TRACE star POPPY MONTGOMERY have signed up to share hosting duties at 8 September's (05)...

22nd August 2005 21:22



The Things They Say 54

"I like to educate people. I like to be the one that can reach people who don't like to pick up a book. I like to say something that might change...

22nd August 2005 21:22



Hucknall Returns With Smooth Blasts From The Past

British pop star MICK HUCKNALL is set to stage a comeback by revisiting SIMPLY RED's past hits and re-recording them as smooth, easy listening...

22nd August 2005 21:22



Destiny's Child Add World Music Awards To Their Final Bows

Pop trio DESTINY'S CHILD are set to go out on top by signing up to appear at the World Music Awards in Hollywood next week (31AUG05). The group,...

22nd August 2005 21:22



Richards Sings While Jagger Jokes About Enterprising Arnie

KEITH RICHARDS shocked ROLLING STONES fans in Boston, Massachusetts last night (21AUG05) by taking over singing duties on new tune INFAMY. The...

22nd August 2005 21:22



West Predicts His New Album Will Be A Classic

Hip-hop star KANYE WEST predicts his upcoming album LATE REGISTRATION will be a classic, competing with the works of STEVIE WONDER and PRINCE. The...

22nd August 2005 21:22



Baez Joins Protesters At Bush's Ranch

Peace-loving folk star JOAN BAEZ joined anti-war protesters camped up at President GEORGE W BUSH's ranch in Texas yesterday (21AUG05) to oppose the...

22nd August 2005 21:22



Time Running Out For Hendrix House

The childhood home of late rocker JIMI HENDRIX is set to be demolished after the Hendrix Foundation failed to submit plans to turn it into a...

22nd August 2005 21:22



Doors Controversy Continues As Rockers Pick New Name

LATEST: THE DOORS stars ROBBY KRIEGER and RAY MANZAREK are facing another messy battle with former bandmate JOHN DENSMORE after renaming the group...

22nd August 2005 21:22



Ozzy's Wife Blasts Iron Maiden Singer For Anti-ozzfest Spirit

OZZY OSBOURNE's manager wife SHARON has blasted IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON for using the Ozzfest tour to poke fun at her husband. ...

22nd August 2005 21:22



Stones Gig Marred By Fan's Fall

The ROLLING STONES latest world tour kicked off on a sour note last night (21AUG05) when a fan was hospitalised after suffering two broken ankles and...

22nd August 2005 21:22



Shroder Sells Off Furniture Online

Former NYPD BLUE star RICK SCHRODER is helping to boost a children's charity that helps abused kids, by auctioning off his furniture online. The...

22nd August 2005 21:22



Johansson Scared To Use British Swear Words

SCARLETT JOHANSSON is convinced her American accent lets her down when she uses British swear words. The 20-year-old actress, who has filmed two...

22nd August 2005 21:22



Thornton Rebels Again

BILLY BOB THORNTON is preparing to break rules yet again, after signing up to play a dissatisfied former employee of US space agency NASA. ...

22nd August 2005 21:22



Berry To Probe Willis

BRUCE WILLIS is set to be probed by HALLE BERRY is the upcoming psychological thriller PERFECT STRANGER. The movie, which is focused around the...

22nd August 2005 21:22



Dickinson Shunned By Canseco And Pinochet

Model JANICE DICKINSON irked her SURREAL LIFE castmates recently, when she writhed all over fallen baseball star JOSE CANSECO and actor BRONSON...

22nd August 2005 21:22



Fascinating Fact 41

Maverick movie maker DAVID LYNCH and actor KYLE MacLACHLAN are in negotiations to make a series of TV movies based on their cult TWIN PEAKS show....

22nd August 2005 21:22



Knightley In Awe Of The Oscars

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY thought she had no business to be at an Oscars party earlier this year (FEB05), because she hadn't been nominated for an Academy...

22nd August 2005 21:22



Jolie Takes On Another Maternal Role

ANGELINA JOLIE is set to get maternal once again, after signing up to play the mother of the monster GRENDEL in the movie adaptation of the classic...

22nd August 2005 21:22



Kutcher Blocks The Game Inside Moat To Escape Violence

ASHTON KUTCHER was so fearful of sparking any violence when he caught out THE GAME on his hit prank show PUNK'D, he blocked the rapper inside a...

22nd August 2005 21:22



Johansson Haunted By Del Toro 'Elevator Tryst'

SCARLETT JOHANSSON believes she will be haunted forever by fables of her 'liaison' with BENICIO DEL TORO in a hotel elevator. The 20-year-old...

22nd August 2005 21:22



Sheen: 'Reconciliation With Richards Is Possible'

Actor CHARLIE SHEEN has ended weeks of speculation about the state of his marriage to former BOND girl DENISE RICHARDS by admitting a reconciliation...

22nd August 2005 21:22


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