29th August 2005

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Huston Recalls Orson Welles For New Thriller

Actor DANNY HUSTON has recalled his childhood memories of the late ORSON WELLES as he plays the movie mogul in new film FADE TO BLACK. BIRTH star...

29th August 2005 2:56



Fascinating Fact 86

Two Canadian radio stations have teamed up to offer listeners $10,000 (GBP5,500) if they can persuade movie hunk BRAD PITT to join them for a live...

29th August 2005 2:56



Theatre Director Clifford Williams Dead

British theatre director CLIFFORD WILLIAMS died on 20 August (05) in London. He was 78. The Welsh-born beloved thespian was an associate director...

29th August 2005 2:56



Tearful Crowe Shows His Soft Side

Oscar-winning actor RUSSELL CROWE has shattered his tough guy image by admitting he cries all the time. The GLADIATOR star is so highly emotional...

29th August 2005 2:56



Newlywed Downey Jr Promises His Son He'll Quit Smoking

Newlywed ROBERT DOWNEY JR is desperately trying to give up smoking after promising his son INDIO that would be the next thing on his list after...

29th August 2005 2:56



Judd Finds Ways Of Raising More Aids Cash

Movie star ASHLEY JUDD has "radically altered" her spending habits so she can give more money to AIDS charities. The actress has signed up as a...

29th August 2005 2:56



Redford + Newman Plan To Reunite After Years Of Stupid Scripts

Movie veterans ROBERT REDFORD and PAUL NEWMAN are on the verge of reuniting on the big screen one more time after years spent laughing at planned...

29th August 2005 2:56



Fascinating Fact 85

The RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Greek Theatre show in Los Angeles on Thursday night (25AUG05) was a special homecoming for bandmates FLEA and ANTHONY...

29th August 2005 2:56



Oasis At Number One In UK Singles Chart

OASIS have jumped straight in at the top of the UK singles chart with THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING IDLE, knocking teen group McFLY off the number one...

29th August 2005 2:56



The Black Crowes Release Four Live Albums

THE BLACK CROWES are so thrilled with a recent run of gigs in San Francisco, California, the reunited rockers are releasing four live albums from...

29th August 2005 2:56



Minogue Hopes To Peform At Commonwealth Games

Pop superstar KYLIE MINOGUE is hoping she'll be well enough to perform at the Commonwealth Games in her native Melbourne, Australia, next year (06),...

29th August 2005 2:56



Rundgren/cars Tour Just A Rumour, Says Manager

LATEST: Rumours linking TODD RUNDGREN to a reunited CARS line-up have been dashed by the rocker's manager. Rundgren was reported to be joining...

29th August 2005 2:56



Mccartney + Morissette Use Aliases To Fool Pirates + Thieves

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, FAITH HILL, ALANIS MORISSETTE and DEPECHE MODE are among the huge acts using aliases in a bid to make sure their new albums get...

29th August 2005 2:56



Church's Ex Demands Millions To Halt Kiss And Tell Book

CHARLOTTE CHURCH's ex-boyfriend STEVEN JOHNSON is demanding the Welsh singer pays him $5.4 million (GBP3 million) to scrap the publication of his...

29th August 2005 2:56



Martin: 'I Quit Music To Keep Myself Sane'

Latino pop star RICKY MARTIN has kept himself out of the public eye for the last five years because otherwise he would have endured a mental...

29th August 2005 2:56



The Things They Say 90

"I have to make it to the EMMYs on 18 September (05). The baby has to be out by then." Supermodel HEIDI KLUM gives her unborn baby a deadline.

29th August 2005 2:56



Virgin Fights Off The Brothers Grimm

The 40-YEAR-OLD-VIRGIN has had another amazing weekend at the US box office - by beating off a challenge from TERRY GILLIAM's THE BROTHERS GRIMM to...

29th August 2005 2:56



Fascinating Fact 87

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star JAMES DENTON has been confirmed as the host of the World Music Awards on Wednesday (31AUG05). The event, to be staged at...

29th August 2005 2:56



Fascinating Fact 90

Rockers MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE arrived at the MTV Video Music Awards yesterday (28AUG05) in the back of a Brinks security truck.

29th August 2005 5:30



The Things They Say 95

"It's about damn time." LUDACRIS was thrilled to win his first MTV Video Music Award last night (28AUG05) for Best Rap Video (NUMBER ONE SPOT).

29th August 2005 5:30



The Things They Say 94

"I guess they said we're gonna give him his award early, so we ain't gotta worry about nothing." KANYE WEST is happy to pick up Best Male Video for...

29th August 2005 5:30



Fascinating Fact 89

Rapper FAT JOE gave new Latino hip-hop genre reggaeton a boost at the MTV Video Music Awards last night (28AUG05) when he presented performances by...

29th August 2005 5:30



The Things They Say 93

"Once you get past this mild tropical storm/hurricane, then you got to worry about another hurricane. Hurricane Diddy has come to town! But I'm...

29th August 2005 5:30



The Things They Say 92

"50 CENT was forced to board up his teeth... He's wearing an extra 40 pounds of jewellery to make sure he is not blown away." Comedian JIMMY KIMMEL...

29th August 2005 5:30



Fascinating Fact 88

The score for this year's (05) MTV Video Music Awards was composed by rapper LIL JON and LINKIN PARK's MIKE SHINODA.

29th August 2005 5:30



The Things They Say 91

"There will be no obscenities, no vulgarities allowed tonight. I'm a gentlemen. I don't use words like f**k, s**t, damn or motherf**ker unless I'm...

29th August 2005 5:30



Snoop + Gwen Win Vmas Style Prize

SNOOP DOGG and GWEN STEFANI were judged the style king and queen at the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami, Florida, last night (28AUG05) when they...

29th August 2005 13:56



Foxx Pays Tribute To Destiny's Child

Oscar winner JAMIE FOXX gave DESTINY'S CHILD a special send-off at the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami, Florida, last night (28AUG05), when he...

29th August 2005 13:56



Fat Joe Fuels Rap War With 50 Cent At Angry Vmas

Heavyweight rapper FAT JOE fanned the flames of his feud with 50 CENT and his rap crew G-UNIT at last night's MTV Video Music Awards in Miami,...

29th August 2005 13:56



Green Day Triumph At Mtv Vmas

Rockers GREEN DAY were the big winners at last night's (28AUG05) MTV Video Music Awards in Miami, Florida, picking up seven awards including Best...

29th August 2005 13:56



Babyshambles 'Split' Orchestrated For Privacy Reasons

PETE DOHERTY never parted company with his band BABYSHAMBLES in July (05), he just decided the heavily publicised rockers needed a break away from...

29th August 2005 13:56



Fascinating Fact 93

Rockers MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE arrived at the MTV Video Music Awards yesterday (28AUG05) in the back of a Brinks security truck.

29th August 2005 13:56



Mtv Bosses Thank Heavens Katrina Missed Them

MTV bosses ducked a major disaster at the end of last week (26AUG05) - Hurricane Katrina has been upgraded to a category five storm with gusts up to...

29th August 2005 13:56



The Things They Say 100

"It's about damn time." LUDACRIS was thrilled to win his first MTV Video Music Award last night (28AUG05) for Best Rap Video (NUMBER ONE SPOT).

29th August 2005 13:56



Clarkson Thrills Vmas Audience By Singing In The Rain

AMERICAN IDOL winner KELLY CLARKSON ended the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami, Florida, last night (28AUG05) by getting wet as it rained inside the...

29th August 2005 13:56



The Things They Say 99

"I guess they said we're gonna give him his award early, so we ain't gotta worry about nothing." KANYE WEST is happy to pick up Best Male Video for...

29th August 2005 13:56



Miami Hotels Play Host To Mtv Vma Performances

The American Airlines Arena line-up at the MTV Video Music Awards was so packed last night (28AUG05), THE KILLERS and MARIAH CAREY had to perform at...

29th August 2005 13:56



Fascinating Fact 92

Rapper FAT JOE gave new Latino hip-hop genre reggaeton a boost at the MTV Video Music Awards last night (28AUG05) when he presented performances by...

29th August 2005 13:56



Diddy Explains His Name Changes At Vmas

Rap mogul SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS explained his new name change at last night's (28AUG05) MTV Video Music Awards using his own photo album. The awards...

29th August 2005 13:56



The Things They Say 98

"Once you get past this mild tropical storm/hurricane, then you got to worry about another hurricane. Hurricane Diddy has come to town! But I'm...

29th August 2005 13:56



Flash + Hammer Provide Blasts From The Past At Vmas

MTV Video Music Awards host SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS went old school at the prize giving last night (28AUG05) by inviting GRANDMASTER FLASH to join him...

29th August 2005 13:56



The Things They Say 97

"50 CENT was forced to board up his teeth... He's wearing an extra 40 pounds of jewellery to make sure he is not blown away." Comedian JIMMY KIMMEL...

29th August 2005 13:56



Diddy Gets Wet For Vmas Start

Rap mogul SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS got the MTV Video Music Awards off to a wet start last night (28AUG05) when he dived into a swimming pool at his Miami,...

29th August 2005 13:56



Fascinating Fact 91

The score for this year's (05) MTV Video Music Awards was composed by rapper LIL JON and LINKIN PARK's MIKE SHINODA.

29th August 2005 13:56



Clarkson Stunned To Be Named First Vma Winner

KELLY CLARKSON was so stunned to be named the first winner at the MTV Video Music Awards last night (28AUG05) she took her best pal up on stage with...

29th August 2005 13:56



The Things They Say 96

"There will be no obscenities, no vulgarities allowed tonight. I'm a gentlemen. I don't use words like f**k, s**t, damn or motherf**ker unless I'm...

29th August 2005 13:56



Diddy Plans A Home Away From Home At The Vmas

MTV Video Music Awards host SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS insisted his backstage dressing room be equipped with a full-size blackjack table, so he and his pals...

29th August 2005 13:56



Stars Arrive In Super Style At Vmas

Rapper THE GAME got the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show celebrations off to a great start yesterday (28AUG05) by driving up to the Miami Beach,...

29th August 2005 13:56



Diddy: 'Storms Made Vmas Extra Special'

MTV Video Music Awards host SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS is being philosophical about the Florida storms which wrecked the event's pre-show activities on...

29th August 2005 13:56



Vma Stars To Get Expensive Fake Lashes

MARIAH CAREY and SHAKIRA were among the performers and nominees at last night's (28AUG05) MTV Video Music Awards who received $1,000 (GBP550) mink...

29th August 2005 13:56



Vma Stars Offered Life Coaching Lessons

Stars attending the MTV Video Music Awards last night (28AUG05) were given gift bags containing $1,000 (GBP550) gift certificates for "life coaching"...

29th August 2005 13:56



Bow Wow Laughs Off Engagement Reports

Hip-hop couple BOW WOW and CIARA were forced to play down rumours of an engagement at the MTV Video Music Awards last night (28AUG05) when the...

29th August 2005 13:56



Generous Diddy Gives Away His Watch

MTV Video Music Awards host SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS stunned the audience at the start of last night's (28AUG05) show by taking his expensive Jacob The...

29th August 2005 13:56



Callow Defends Ace Ventura Flop

British actor SIMON CALLOW insists starring in 1995 box office disaster ACE VENTURA: WHEN NATURE CALLS was worth the humiliation - as it gave him the...

29th August 2005 13:56



Monroe Criticised For Studious Style

Screen goddess MARILYN MONROE was determined to study during her time at LEE STRASBERG's Actor's Studio and disappointed male students with her...

29th August 2005 13:56



Mayer Forbade Family Life For Turner

Hollywood mogul LOUIS B MAYER was so controlling over his protege's lives, he banned LANA TURNER from having a child with her husband ARTIE SHAW. ...

29th August 2005 13:56



Lilly Fields Disapproving Parents Over Kissing Scenes

LOST actress EVANGELINE LILLY receives telephone calls from her parents every time she kisses a man on television, because they don't approve of...

29th August 2005 13:56



Damon Warns Against Celebrity Dating

Hollywood actor MATT DAMON is so blissfully happy with his waitress girlfriend LUCIANA BARROSO, he is urging fellow stars to start dating...

29th August 2005 13:56



Zeta-jones Golfing Gaffe

CATHERINE ZETA-JONES' golfing skills were so awful during a practice round prior to the start of celebrity tournament the All Star Cup, her caddie...

29th August 2005 13:56



Macpherson: 'I'm Staying In Britain'

Supermodel ELLE MACPHERSON has rubbished reports she is moving back from London to her native Australia after her devastating split from French...

29th August 2005 13:56



Al Fayed Crushed By Wingfield Claims

LATEST: MOHAMED AL FAYED is devastated by the allegations of his former bodyguard KEZ WINGFIELD, who has sensationally blamed him for the untimely...

29th August 2005 13:56



Disco Donna Ditches Spiked Shoes

Disco diva DONNA SUMMER's age is catching up with her - she has had to abandon her high heeled shoes for stage performances. The I FEEL LOVE...

29th August 2005 13:56



Bjork Becomes A Whale In Weird New Film

Eccentric pop star BJORK has returned to the movies to play a woman who becomes a whale in a surreal new film by artist boyfriend MATTHEW BARNEY. ...

29th August 2005 13:56



Elton Plays On Singer's New Album

SIR ELTON JOHN has thrilled his former backing singer CINDY BULLENS by agreeing to appear on her new album DREAM #29. The star has agreed to play...

29th August 2005 13:56



Donovan's Broken Dreams Of Baez

Sixties star DONOVAN had a huge crush on fellow folk star JOAN BAEZ, but his dreams of romance with the singer turned sour when he realised she was...

29th August 2005 13:56



Duff To Change The World

HILLARY DUFF has vowed to use her celebrity to publicise good causes because she wants others to feel the thrill of helping others. The singer and...

29th August 2005 13:56



Morgan: 'Bush Is The Same As Bin Laden'

FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS frontman HUEY MORGAN has slammed US President GEORGE W BUSH for being no better than terrorist leader OSAMA BIN LADEN. The...

29th August 2005 13:56



Donovan: 'George Was A True Friend'

Hippie icon DONOVAN was horrified to be the victim of a sensational police drugs bust in 1966, but was thrilled to have THE BEATLES star GEORGE...

29th August 2005 13:56



The Things They Say 101

"It's flattering to know there are people out there that actually care about the character I play, but, come on, it's a TV show... We're not curing...

29th August 2005 17:22



Damon Sticks Up For Affleck

Screen hunk MATT DAMON has leaped to the defence of his pal BEN AFFLECK after he was criticised over a succession of movie flops. Critics had a...

29th August 2005 17:22



Judd Uses Yoga To Combat Depression

ASHLEY JUDD credits yoga for helping her conquer depression. The KISS THE GIRLS actress was diagnosed bipolar a decade ago and found her interest...

29th August 2005 17:22



Polanski Targets Young Audience

Maverick movie-maker ROMAN POLANSKI is thrilled to be making a new screen version of CHARLES DICKENS book OLIVER TWIST, as he will finally be...

29th August 2005 17:22



Damon: 'Grimm Role Should Be Depp's'

Hollywood star MATT DAMON is still amazed he was given a part in TERRY GILLIAM film THE BROTHERS GRIMM, as he was convinced movie bosses would have...

29th August 2005 17:22



Redford Gets Political But Won't Run For Office

ROBERT REDFORD is determined to use his voice as a celebrity to air his political views because he can't imagine ever running for office. The...

29th August 2005 17:22



Paltrow: 'Aniston And Pitt Should Haven't Talked About Their Marriage'

GWYNETH PALTROW has offered some belated, unhelpful advice to divorcing couple BRAD PITT and JENNIFER ANISTON, telling the pair they should never...

29th August 2005 17:22



Fascinating Fact 94

Former THE ALARM frontman MIKE PETERS has formed a new group, DEAD MEN WALKING, with ex SPEAR OF DESTINY star KIRK BRANDON, THE DAMNED's CAPTAIN...

29th August 2005 17:22



Donovan Impressed By Spiritual Beatles

Sixties legend DONOVAN was staggered by the wealth of THE BEATLES when he first met them, but soon learned there was more to them than glittering...

29th August 2005 17:22



Lisa Marie's Thrill Ride Nightmare

LISA MARIE PRESLEY will be thinking twice before she takes US NASCAR racers up on offers of a drive around the track at the upcoming Sam's Town 250,...

29th August 2005 17:22



Donovan: 'Mccartney And I Were Songwriting Rivals'

Hippie icon DONOVAN frequently clashed with his pal SIR PAUL McCARTNEY when they attempted to write songs together, as he insists they had both...

29th August 2005 17:22



Jagger Dismisses His 'Stingy' Reputation

MICK JAGGER hates his reputation as a miser and blames the Second World War for stunting his generosity. The HONKY TONK WOMEN rocker, who was born...

29th August 2005 17:22



Duff Slams Raunchy Teen Stars

HILARY DUFF has hit out at fellow young pop stars who behave in a raunchy fashion in a desperate bid to ditch their nubile images. The principled...

29th August 2005 17:22



The Game 'Devastated' After Suge Knight Shooting

Hip-hop star THE GAME is "devastated" after his friend and mentor MARION 'SUGE' KNIGHT was shot during a pre-MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) party in...

29th August 2005 17:22



Mccready Arrested In Florida

Country singer MINDY McCREADY was arrested in Florida on Friday (26AUG05) for allegedly violating her probation on a previous drug charge. A...

29th August 2005 17:22



The Things They Say 103

"We went into the city, saw pals at NYU (New York University), drank beers and did all the crazy things. Though it wasn't my personality to dance on...

29th August 2005 17:22



The Things They Say 102

"My jaw dropped when I saw slaves fanning the nobles while they were having sex with their friends and family watching... I don't know if I could...

29th August 2005 17:22



Historic Hollywood Home For Sale

The former Sunset Plaza home owned by cabaret stars JUDY GARLAND and SAMMY DAVIS JR at different times is on the market after being refurbished by...

29th August 2005 17:22



Fascinating Fact 95

Fashion-conscious actress DEBRA MESSING is begging the producers of WILL + GRACE to give her time off during the shooting of the final season of the...

29th August 2005 17:22



Dillon Influenced By Buddhism

CRASH star MATT DILLON has created his own tailor-made religion by mixing his Catholic heritage with his new admiration for Buddhist beliefs. The...

29th August 2005 17:22



Director Cuts Expensive Scenes For Fiennes/weisz Romance

Movie-maker FERNANDO MEIRELLES cut 50 minutes from RALPH FIENNES' new movie THE CONSTANT GARDENER because he wanted to concentrate on the love story...

29th August 2005 17:22



Carey Linked To Newly-single Murphy

Curvy singer MARIAH CAREY has been romantically linked to newly-single star EDDIE MURPHY, after the pair were spotted together at a top Miami,...

29th August 2005 21:31



Producer Irwin Under Observation After Search

Grammy-nominated producer CHRISTIAN JULIAN IRWIN has been found fearing for his life, following a week-long search after he was reported missing. ...

29th August 2005 21:31



Spears Slams Teen Rage Reports

BRITNEY SPEARS has slammed reports she verbally abused a 13-year-old girl on the set of her younger sister JAMIE LYNN's TV show, insisting she merely...

29th August 2005 21:31



Diddy Evidence Omitted

A recorded telephone conversation regarding the assault trial involving a member of rapper SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS' entourage should have been allowed as...

29th August 2005 21:31



Tyra Saves Everything - Just In Case She Goes Broke

TYRA BANKS is so worried about losing all her cash she recycles everything she can to save cash. The supermodel is worth millions but she still...

29th August 2005 21:31



Fascinating Fact 100

THE X-FILES creator CHRIS CARTER is the current writer-in-residence at science centre The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara,...

29th August 2005 21:31



Swayze Plans Endangered Species Reality Tv Series

DIRTY DANCING star PATRICK SWAYZE is planning a new conservation reality TV series that tracks the globe's endangered animals. The actor, who has...

29th August 2005 21:31



The Things They Say 104

"It's not like we met and I put down my party hat. She met me, fell in love with me, then she met DARTH VADER and said, 'I don't like that guy.'"...

29th August 2005 21:31



Lilly Refuses To Skinny Dip

LOST actress EVANGELINE LILLY is refusing to join in with her cheeky co-star MATTHEW FOX's skinny-dipping sessions while filming in Hawaii, despite...

29th August 2005 21:31



Fascinating Fact 99

PLAYBOY boss HUGH HEFNER will turn 80 in April (06).

29th August 2005 21:31



Polanski: 'I Relate To Twist'

Maverick director ROMAN POLANSKI is profoundly affected by the title character of OLIVER TWIST, as he suffered a similarly heartbreaking childhood...

29th August 2005 21:31



Dutch Big Brother Prompts Investigation

The Dutch version of TV hit BIG BROTHER is under investigation by authorities for allegedly including a pregnant contestant, who will give birth on...

29th August 2005 21:31



Longoria And Electra Bond Over Basketball Boyfriends

EVA LONGORIA and CARMEN ELECTRA became firm friends yesterday afternoon (28AUG05), after realising their romantic histories share common ground on...

29th August 2005 21:31



Clooney To Add A Touch Of Class With Las Vegas Hotel

GEORGE CLOONEY promises his new Las Vegas hotel will add a touch of class to the gambling mecca when its doors are opened. Clooney has teamed up...

29th August 2005 21:31



Playwright August Wilson Battling Liver Cancer

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright AUGUST WILSON has sent shockwaves throughout America's theatre community by announcing he has advanced liver cancer...

29th August 2005 21:31



Sheen Joins Anti-war Protestors

Actor MARTIN SHEEN joined anti-war protesters camped up at US President GEORGE W BUSH's Texas ranch last week (ends26AUG05) to voice his opposition...

29th August 2005 21:31



Xena Escapes Hurricane Katrina

XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS star LUCY LAWLESS is still recovering from a nightmare escape from New Orleans, Lousiana, to avoid Hurricane Katrina. The...

29th August 2005 21:31



Gilliam Stunned By Lack Of Interest In Depp/williams Film

Movie maverick TERRY GILLIAM is amazed that a planned movie starring JOHNNY DEPP and ROBIN WILLIAMS is still on the shelf - because American...

29th August 2005 21:31



Fascinating Fact 98

Rap grandma NENEH CHERRY, 40, has formed a new group called cirKUS.

29th August 2005 21:31



Jones + Krauss Honour Raitt

NORAH JONES and ALISON KRAUSS will be among the stars paying tribute to blues queen BONNIE RAITT at an upcoming VH1 concert. The musicians will...

29th August 2005 21:31



Fascinating Fact 97

WESTLIFE, SHERYL CROW and IL DIVO are joining a galaxy of stars performing at London's Royal Albert Hall in aid of breast cancer charity gig Tickled...

29th August 2005 21:31



Martin Thrills Longoria

RICKY MARTIN made EVA LONGORIA's dreams come true at last night's (28AUG05) MTV Video Music Awards, when he met and chatted with the sexy actress. ...

29th August 2005 21:31



Carson Daly: 'Suge Knight Shooting No Surprise'

US TV personality CARSON DALY believes no celebrities are surprised by rap mogul MARION 'SUGE' KNIGHT's shooting in the early hours of Sunday morning...

29th August 2005 21:31



Fascinating Fact 96

During last night's (28AUG05) MTV Video Music Awards KANYE WEST refused to do interviews with media outlets wanting to talk with him about rap mogul...

29th August 2005 21:31



Voivod's Piggy Dies At 45

Heavy rocker DENIS D'AMOUR lost his battle with colon cancer on Friday (26AUG05) in a Montreal, Canada, hospital. He was 45. The VOIVOD guitarist,...

29th August 2005 21:31



Fascinating Fact 101

Actor CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY showed up for a recent shoot for Teen People on crutches, after hurting himself while playing rough with his pals.

29th August 2005 21:31


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