23rd August 2005

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Don Ho Hospitalised

Hawaiian music legend DON HO's tour has been put on hold after the easy listening star was hospitalised. The TINY BUBBLES hitmaker, 75, was...

23rd August 2005 2:25



The Things They Say 56

"I hope he got a fair trial. Y'know, reasonable doubt. Once that happens, you're off. I wish him well. He doesn't look like a happy man." SIR PAUL...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Madden And Murray In Heated Exchange

GOOD CHARLOTTE star JOEL MADDEN caused a stir on the red carpet at Teen People's recent Young Hollywood bash, when he got into a heated exchange with...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Revolver Stars Sue Axl Over Guns N' Roses Cash

VELVET REVOLVER stars SLASH and DUFF McKAGAN have reignited their legal feud with former GUNS N' ROSES bandmate AXL ROSE in a spat over publishing...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Newton-john Appeals For Information About Missing Beau

LATEST: Australian singer OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN has broken her silence over the disappearance of long-term love PATRICK McDERMOTT two months ago,...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Love Denies Pregnancy Claims

LATEST: Troubled rocker COURTNEY LOVE has slammed reports she is expecting English comedian STEVE COOGAN's baby, declaring their relationship is...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Seinfeld And Simon Team Up For Autism Charity

Comedian JERRY SEINFELD and PAUL SIMON are to team up to benefit a Los Angeles autism charity. The odd couple will perform at ONE NIGHT ONLY: A...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Waters Finds Inspiration For His Grotesque Characters On The Street

Movie-maker JOHN WATERS doesn't have to look far for inspiration for his most unsavoury characters - they live in his home town of Baltimore,...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Stone's Gap Choice At The Oscars

Hollywood actress SHARON STONE once wore a T-shirt from clothing retail giant Gap to the Academy Awards. At the suggestion of pal ELLEN DeGENERES,...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Affleck Marks 33rd Birthday With Doughnuts

BEN AFFLECK celebrated his 33rd birthday in a very low-key fashion on 15 August (05), by dining on doughnuts and coffee with his pregnant wife...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Martha Stewart's Daughter Joins The Apprentice

Lifestyle guru MARTHA STEWART is set to joined by her daughter ALEXIS for her upcoming version of THE APPRENTICE. Alexis and chairman of the board...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Lawless Fights For Xena Film

Actress LUCY LAWLESS and her husband are fighting over the rights to cult show XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS because they want to make a movie based on the...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Suvari Offers Help To Smoking Teens Trying To Quit

Former smoker MENA SUVARI is now so anti-tobacco she has agreed to front a new campaigned aimed at urging young women to quit. The AMERICAN BEAUTY...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Mcgregor Shattered By Terrorism

The past year's terrorist attacks around the world hit EWAN McGREGOR particularly badly because he had developed a true love of humanity following...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Goodfellas Inspiration Found Guilty

The mobster-turned-chef who inspired the 1990 movie GOODFELLAS has been found guilty of attempted possession of methamphetamine. HENRY HILL had...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Photographer Hits Back At Johansson's Chase Claims

LATEST: SCARLETT JOHANSSON's claims of getting caught up in a traffic accident while trying to escape the paparazzi have been challenged by a...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Fascinating Fact 44

KANYE WEST and MELISSA ETHERIDGE are among the stars who have signed up to appear on a new show on MTV's college-only cable network uMTV, in which...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Fascinating Fact 43

Country star WYNONNA is planning a very busy 27 September (05) she'll release a live CD, DVD, single and autobiography on the same day.

23rd August 2005 2:25



Kraftwerk Destroy Lift Music

German electro-pop pioneers KRAFTWERK once employed an engineer who used to slash the cables pumping 'muzak' into elevators. The AUTOBAHN...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Fascinating Fact 42

MORRISSEY will be honoured for his animal rights stance when People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) celebrate their 25th anniversary with...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Estefan And Twain Pay Tribute To Housewives On New Album

SHANIA TWAIN and GLORIA ESTEFAN are among the stars so inspired by hit TV show DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, they've recorded tunes for a new accompanying...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Lost Morrison Photographs Show Jim Playing Baseball

Lost photographs of rock legend JIM MORRISON playing baseball with a family he befriended, are being offered to subscribers of the Doors Collectors...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Petty On The Hunt For Answers To Family Mystery

Rocker TOM PETTY is still keen to uncover a family mystery because he thinks his grandfather was on the run after killing a man. The AMERICAN GIRL...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Mccartney + Lennon Wrote Swimming Pool Song

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY and JOHN LENNON wrote EIGHT DAYS A WEEK just so Lennon could buy himself a swimming pool with the profits. McCartney knew the...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Bice Undergoes Emergency Surgery

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up BO BICE is recovering after having had emergency intestinal surgery on Friday (19AUG05). The rocker was has been forced to...

23rd August 2005 2:25



The Things They Say 58

"I get mistaken for him and he gets mistaken for me. We talked recently. The last time I was on a plane the flight attendant walked by and said, 'You...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Satc Star Refuses To Get Hitched To 'Just Anyone'

Former SEX AND THE CITY star KRISTIN DAVIS is happy to remain single at the age of 40, insisting it would take a very special man to convince her to...

23rd August 2005 2:25



The Things They Say 57

"She has concussion so we wake her up... and we go, 'How many fingers are we holding up?' She says, 'Two,' and we say, 'Nah, that was three.'"...

23rd August 2005 2:25



Alec Baldwin Picked For Peta Award

Hollywood actor ALEC BALDWIN has been chosen to receive a special honour from the People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA), for his animal...

23rd August 2005 9:21



Bacon And Firth In Sex Scene Thrust Controversy

ATOM EGOYAN's new movie WHERE THE TRUTH LIES has distributors so convinced the film's threesome sex scenes will mean a high rating in the US they're...

23rd August 2005 9:21



Fascinating Fact 46

KANYE WEST has become the first male hip-hop artist to grace the cover of Time magazine.

23rd August 2005 9:21



Diamond Makes It Clear Who Recorded His New Album

Crooner NEIL DIAMOND is going back to basics on his new album - it will be called NEIL DIAMOND. It marks the first time in his 40-year career that...

23rd August 2005 9:21



Fascinating Fact 45

CHER hit SONG FOR THE LONELY has been chosen as the new anthem for America's WeightWatchers latest campaign.

23rd August 2005 9:21



Ex-destiny's Child Star Goes Solo With Big Names

Sacked DESTINY'S CHILD star LETOYA LUCKETT is out to make sure her solo album debut is a big hit by signing up big names to work with her. The...

23rd August 2005 9:21



Petty Learns Indian Plight From Cherokee Grandmother

TOM PETTY has great empathy for Native Americans who struggle to forget their Indian roots because his grandmother endured a life of oppression...

23rd August 2005 9:21



Andre 3000'S Son Develops Taste In Fine Fabrics

OUTKAST star ANDRE '3000' BENJAMIN has helped his son SEVEN become such a connoisseur of fashion, he refuses to wear clothes without inspecting the...

23rd August 2005 9:21



Timberlake To Launch Clothing Line With Best Pal

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE has become the latest pop star to launch a clothing line after creating exciting designs with best pal TRACE AYALA. The pair...

23rd August 2005 9:21



Church Disgusted By Party Girl Reid

Welsh soprano CHARLOTTE CHURCH has slammed party girl actress TARA REID for being "not very lady-like". Despite her own party-loving reputation,...

23rd August 2005 9:21



Morrison's Scribbled Poem On The Auction Block

A scribbled poem JIM MORRISON wrote for a stewardess who once joined him for dinner is expected to fetch $20,000 (GBP11,100) at an upcoming...

23rd August 2005 9:21



Bay City Roller Mckeown On Cocaine Charges

Former BAY CITY ROLLERS frontman LES McKEOWN is due to answer drug charges in a British court today (23AUG05). The BYE BYE BABY hitmaker, 49, was...

23rd August 2005 9:21



Fascinating Fact 47

ELVIS PRESLEY's teenage granddaughter RILEY KEOGH has been signed up as the new face of CHRISTIAN DIOR.

23rd August 2005 9:21



Alba To Dream Of Jeannie

SIN CITY star JESSICA ALBA has beaten a host of Hollywood stars to land the coveted lead in the I DREAM OF JEANNIE movie. The actress will join...

23rd August 2005 9:21



Gotti's Secret Cancer Battle

Gangster JOHN GOTTI's daughter VICTORIA shot the first season of her new US reality show GROWING UP GOTTI while secretly fighting breast cancer. ...

23rd August 2005 9:21



Falk Keen Not To Repeat 1961 Oscars Embarrassment

COLUMBO star PETER FALK is well prepared for next year's Academy Awards (06) after he embarrassed himself at his Oscars debut in 1961. The actor...

23rd August 2005 9:21



Waters Plans Family-friendly Version Of A Dirty Shame

Movie maverick JOHN WATERS is re-editing his hit 2004 film A DIRTY SHAME for family viewing. The controversial film-maker believes the project...

23rd August 2005 9:21



Johansson: Americans 'Disappointed' By Bush's Re-election

SCARLETT JOHANSSON believes most Americans are disappointed President GEORGE W BUSH was re-elected last year (NOV04). THE ISLAND actress...

23rd August 2005 9:21



Wedding Crashers Crash The Record Books

VINCE VAUGHN and OWEN WILSON's hit comedy WEDDING CRASHERS has become the highest-grossing R-rated comedy in American movie history after making $178...

23rd August 2005 9:21



Klum Ditches Baby Food

German supermodel HEIDI KLUM feeds her 14-month-old daughter LENI off her own plate because her meals are more nutritious than canned baby food. ...

23rd August 2005 13:52



Reid Angers American Pie Co-star

TARA REID has angered her AMERICAN PIE co-star JASON BIGGS by attempting to film him for her new reality TV show. The 29-year-old actress was keen...

23rd August 2005 13:52



De Ravin Swapped Ballet For Acting

Australian LOST star EMILIE De RAVIN quit a blossoming ballet career to become an actress because she hated the gruelling fitness routine. The...

23rd August 2005 13:52



Davis Appeals For Young Women To Recognise Feminists

Former SEX AND THE CITY star KRISTIN DAVIS is furious with younger female stars for refusing to sing the praises of generations of feminists. The...

23rd August 2005 13:52



Grant Labels Crowe Suing Pathetic

British star RICHARD E GRANT is astonished American's fickle legal system could see fellow actor RUSSELL CROWE pay out $15 million (GBP27 million)...

23rd August 2005 13:52



Portman's 'Terrorist' Movie Postponed

V FOR VENDETTA film bosses have denied the terrorism themed movie is being delayed because of London's recent bomb attacks (07JUL05) - they insist...

23rd August 2005 13:52



Miller Seeks Finds Therapy With Dr Theatre

SIENNA MILLER is trying to mend her broken heart by throwing herself into stage work - and she is determined not to let fiance JUDE LAW's infidelity...

23rd August 2005 13:52



Reeves And Collins Split For Keaton

Hollywood star KEANU REEVES has dumped 28-year-old actress LYNN COLLINS - and is reportedly dating DIANE KEATON. THE MATRIX actor dated Collins...

23rd August 2005 13:52



Fascinating Fact 48

Rapper 50 CENT once appeared as a hockey player in a 1998 ONYX video.

23rd August 2005 13:52



Bravery Frontman Gets Homesick When Touring

THE BRAVERY frontman SAM ENDICOTT wishes he could cut down on touring because it makes him homesick. The AN HONEST MISTAKE singer is surprised by...

23rd August 2005 13:52



The Things They Say 59

"I think that every man should own a pair of red socks. I don't know why. It's like when you see a house with a red door, you just know it's...

23rd August 2005 13:52



Texas To Perform Over River Thames

Scottish stars TEXAS will make history next month (06SEP05), when they become the first band to perform at London's famous Tower Bridge landmark. ...

23rd August 2005 13:52



Townshend's Amazing Memory For Fans

British rocker PETE TOWNSHEND's memory is so sharp he can remember fans' names years after meeting them - and he loves to surprise unsuspecting fans...

23rd August 2005 13:52



Blue Singer 'Sleazed' Jackson

Former BLUE star SIMON WEBBE is embarrassed by his recent encounter with childhood idol JANET JACKSON - because his starstruck mumbling sounded like...

23rd August 2005 13:52



Quo Parfitt Quits Alcohol

STATUS QUO guitarist RICK PARFITT has given up alcohol for good because his excessive drinking made him forget the chords to the band's songs. The...

23rd August 2005 13:52



Lee Gives To The Homeless

Wild MOTLEY CRUE rocker TOMMY LEE showed his soft side by giving a homeless man $100 (GBP55) to "go have a good time". The GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS...

23rd August 2005 13:52



Simpson's Thunderbolt Wedding Sex

THE DUKES OF HAZZARD star JESSICA SIMPSON is proud she waited until she was married before having sex, because making love on her wedding night was...

23rd August 2005 13:52



Gilliam Respects Weinsteins Despite Clashes

Director TERRY GILLIAM insists he respects HARVEY and BOB WEINSTEIN, despite clashing with the heavyweight producers for their constant interference...

23rd August 2005 17:17



Leigh's 'Secret' Play Sells Out

A new play by VERA DRAKE director MIKE LEIGH has sold out - even though its subject matter and even its real name are closely guarded secrets. ...

23rd August 2005 17:17



Howard: Crowe's Outbursts Result In Great Acting

Oscar-winning film-maker RON HOWARD is happy to tolerate RUSSELL CROWE's temper tantrums, because they usually precede his best performances. The...

23rd August 2005 17:17



Michael Moore Checks In At Fat Farm

Maverick film-maker MICHAEL MOORE has enrolled on a crash course at a $3,800-a-week (GBP2,100-a-week) celebrity fat farm in a bid to loose weight. ...

23rd August 2005 17:17



Johansson Slams Cruise

Hollywood actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON is the latest star to slam TOM CRUISE's attack on BROOKE SHIELDS for using medication to ease postpartum...

23rd August 2005 17:17



Fascinating Fact 49

Cult rockers WEEN reformed for the first time in two years to perform at a private party for skateboarding magazine Thrasher on Saturday night...

23rd August 2005 17:17



Black's Leaning Tower Of Pisa Fantasy

PIXIES frontman FRANK BLACK fantasises about tearing down Italy's Leaning Tower Of Pisa because he loves causing controversy on his travels. The...

23rd August 2005 17:17



Jem Feels Sorry For Spears

Welsh singer JEM is relieved she's achieved music stardom later in life, because she sympathises with BRITNEY SPEARS and CHARLOTTE CHURCH for growing...

23rd August 2005 17:17



Cullum Hopes For Twentysomething Success On Next Album

British jazz star JAMIE CULLUM wants to build on the massive success of his debut album TWENTYSOMETHING with follow-up record CATCHING TALES - but he...

23rd August 2005 17:17



Marilyn Manson Performs Controversial Croatian Gig

The Croatian leg of MARILYN MANSON's Against All Gods tour went ahead as planned last night (22AUG05), despite protests from the Catholic church who...

23rd August 2005 17:17



Ms Dynamite: 'Baby Break Was Best Move'

R+B star MS DYNAMITE has no regrets about falling pregnant shortly after breaking into the bigtime, because she needed a break from the pressures of...

23rd August 2005 17:17



Queens Of The Stone Age Finally Play London

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE finally performed on a London stage in 2005 last night (22AUG05) - after a series of failed attempts. The LULLABIES TO...

23rd August 2005 17:17



Osbourne Forgives Cowell And Walsh

SHARON OSBOURNE has forgiven fellow X FACTOR judges SIMON COWELL and LOUIS WALSH for their hurtful comments about her and daughter KELLY during the...

23rd August 2005 17:17



Richards: 'Jagger Has A Small C**K'

THE ROLLING STONES guitarist KEITH RICHARDS claims bandmate SIR MICK JAGGER has a small manhood - shattering the iconic singer's sex god status. ...

23rd August 2005 17:17



Horror Saw Sequel Ads Banned

Adverts for horror movie SAW II have been banned by American censors for showing images of severed body parts. Ratings organisation The Motion...

23rd August 2005 17:17



Charlie Beats Bewitched To Top The UK Box Office

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY has topped the UK box office for a fourth successive week, leaving NICOLE KIDMAN's new movie BEWITCHED in second...

23rd August 2005 17:17



Quinten Charged With Rape

LATEST: Former British soap actor CHRIS QUINTEN has been charged with rape. The 48-year-old actor, who played unfaithful mechanic BRIAN TILSLEY in...

23rd August 2005 17:17



Ice-t Loves Bangkok's Bootlegs

Rap veteran ICE-T has a particular fondness for Bangkok - because he can buy hordes of bootleg merchandise in the Thai capital. The hip-hop star,...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Travis Singer Struck By Sudan's Beauty

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY was shocked by Sudan's breath-taking scenery, because it contradicts the Western world's image of the troubled African...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Punk Promoter Wong Dies

Iconic punk promoter ESTHER WONG has died in California, aged 88. Wong, the owner of revered Los Angeles club MADAME WONG'S, hosted landmark...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Fascinating Fact 50

Reclusive rock icon KATE BUSH is to release her first studio album in 12 years in November (05). The as-yet-untitled album will be Bush's first since...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Gallagher: 'I Won The Pools With Oasis And Wasted My Cash'

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER still feels like a working-class man who won the lottery because he's squandered so much of his wealth on things he may...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Stars Line Up For Halloween Benefit Single

SUM 41, the YEAH YEAH YEAHS, BECK, the ARCADE FIRE and SONIC YOUTH are among the acts teaming up to record upcoming charity single DO THEY KNOW IT'S...

23rd August 2005 21:31



R Kelly Gets The Ok For Vmas Debut

Troubled soul star R KELLY has something to celebrate - he has been granted permission to make his MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) debut on Sunday...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Don Ho Released From Hospital

LATEST: Hawaiian music legend DON HO was released from hospital yesterday (22AUG05), three days after he was admitted with shortness of breath. ...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Bebe Leads 2005 Latin Grammy Nominations

Spanish singer/songwriter BEBE will lead the way at the sixth annual Latin Grammy Awards in November (05) after picking up five nominations at the...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Security Increased For Tonight's Rolling Stones Concert

LATEST: Tonight's (23AUG05) ROLLING STONES concert will go ahead under increased security, following a fan's injury on the tour's opening night...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Mother Of Jackson's Accuser Charged With Welfare Fraud

The mother of MICHAEL JACKSON's child molestation accuser has been charged with welfare fraud in Los Angeles today (23AUG05). JANET JACKSON,...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Fascinating Fact 52

Comedian DENIS LEARY is elated after learning his acclaimed drama series RESCUE ME has been renewed for a third season.

23rd August 2005 21:31



Garofalo Goes West

JANEANE GAROFALO is the latest star to appear in TV hit THE WEST WING - and is set for explosive storylines as a controversial media strategist. ...

23rd August 2005 21:31



The Things They Say 60

"She was an alien empress of most of the universe... She was born to be empress of the universe." British writer SALMAN RUSHDIE is very proud of his...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Kidman Considers Joining Bachelorette Party

NICOLE KIDMAN is in talks to star in THE BACHELORETTE PARTY, a movie adaptation of LEGALLY BLONDE writer KAREN McCULLAH LUTZ's latest novel of the...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Damon And Ledger's Weird And Wonderful Grimm Experiences

MATT DAMON and HEATH LEDGER will always have fond memories of making THE BROTHERS GRIMM with TERRY GILLIAM, because they found themselves doing weird...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Downey Jr: 'I'll Be Happy In Four Years Time'

ROBERT DOWNEY JR believes it will take four years before his fiancee can truly enjoy being with him, because that's how long it will take him to...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Crowe's Shoulder Injury Helped Movie

RUSSELL CROWE credits dislocating his shoulder with making the fight scenes in latest movie CINDERELLA MAN more convincing. The Oscar-winning...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Anderson Steers New Novel Away From Her Real Life

Former BAYWATCH star PAMELA ANDERSON delayed the release of her second book Star Struck, after deciding the storyline was too true-to-life. The...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Rai Joins Fight Against Polio Campaign

Bollywood star AISHWARYA RAI has kick-started a campaign to increase the number of children immunised against polio in Pakistan. The Indian...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Fox Has Female Stalkers

Hollywood star MATTHEW FOX has attracted a host of female stalkers since appearing in the hit TV series LOST. Rather than bemoan the new found...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Victoria Gotti Clarifies Breast Cancer Reports

LATEST: Gangster JOHN GOTTI's daughter VICTORIA has clarified reports she secretly battled breast cancer, insisting she only had a "scare". ...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Alias Fans Fight For Vartan

Fans of hit TV series ALIAS have launched a campaign to save MICHAEL VARTAN's character, even though producers have failed to confirm they're killing...

23rd August 2005 21:31



Fascinating Fact 51

BOBBY BROWN is making a musical comeback of sorts by guesting on DAMIEN 'JR GONG' MARLEY's new reggae album WELCOME TO JAMROCK. The release from BOB...

23rd August 2005 21:31


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