2nd September 2005

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Degeneres: 'My Aunt Lost Everything In Hurricane'

Comedienne ELLEN DeGENERES's family has been directly touched by Hurricane Katrina - her 82-year-old aunt has lost "everything" in the devastation. ...

2nd September 2005 2:36



Naked Cruise's Brush With The Law

TOM CRUISE had to use his imagination to escape a police rap when he was a kid growing up in Kentucky - after cops caught him streaking down the main...

2nd September 2005 2:36



Baring Breasts Helped Berry Overcome Nudity Fears

HALLE BERRY bared her breasts in SWORDFISH so she could get past her nudity fears in time for her Oscar-winning role in MONSTER'S BALL. The...

2nd September 2005 2:36



Cage Donates Cash To New Orleans Neighbours

Hollywood actor NICOLAS CAGE has donated $1 million (GBP550,000) of his own cash to relief efforts residents of New Orleans affected by Hurricane...

2nd September 2005 2:36



Gallagher: 'Dad Wrecked My Childhood'

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER was relieved when he became an adult, because he could finally put years of abuse at the hands of his alcoholic father...

2nd September 2005 2:36



The Things They Say 140

"When you think of someone who's famous, you think of BRITNEY SPEARS, not me. We never really use that word in my household." Pop star/actress HILARY...

2nd September 2005 2:36



Idol Auditions In Memphis Cancelled

Auditions for AMERICAN IDOL in Memphis, Tennessee, have been cancelled out of respect for locals trying to cope in the aftermath of Hurricane...

2nd September 2005 2:36



Juvenile Loses His New Orleans Home To Katrina

Rapper JUVENILE has learned he's lost his New Orleans, Louisiana, home after it was washed away by Hurricane Katrina. But the rap star, real name...

2nd September 2005 2:36



Blues Great Burnside Dies In Memphis

Blues veteran RL BURNSIDE has died in a Memphis, Tennessee, hospital. He was 78. Details of his death weren't released when Contactmusic.com went...

2nd September 2005 2:36



Shakira Leads Latin Video Music Awards

Colombian pop star SHAKIRA is leading the list of nominees for the fourth annual MTV Video Music Awards Latin America (VMALAs) after landing six nods...

2nd September 2005 2:36



50 Cent Changes Names In Biography

50 CENT has changed all of the names in his new biography FROM PIECES TO WEIGHT: ONCE UPON A TIME IN SOUTHSIDE QUEENS - because he wants to avoid...

2nd September 2005 2:36



Combs And Jay-z Donate To Hurricane Relief Efforts

Rap moguls SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS and JAY-Z have teamed up to pledge $1 million (GBP550,000) to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane...

2nd September 2005 2:36



The Things They Say 142

"I usually dress my worst when I'm going to airports or when they catch me in my bathing suit. I hate that!" Sexy actress JESSICA ALBA believes she's...

2nd September 2005 2:36



Brady Mother Frowns On Knight's Romance With Curry

Actor CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT's romance with AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL winner ADRIANNE CURRY has upset his former TV mother FLORENCE HENDERSON, who...

2nd September 2005 2:36



The Things They Say 141

"I didn't shave and I didn't bathe for about a month. I did that until people on the set couldn't take it any more. SAM (L JACKSON) doesn't let me...

2nd September 2005 2:36



Chelsea Clinton And Boyfriend Reportedly Split

Former US President BILL CLINTON's daughter CHELSEA has reportedly split up with her longtime boyfriend IAN KLAUS. According to America's People...

2nd September 2005 2:36



Emmy Stars Help Hurricane Victims

MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE star JANE KACZMAREK's CLOTHES OFF OUR BACK charity will raise cash for the victims of Hurricane Katrina with a little help from...

2nd September 2005 2:36



New Stones Album Leaked Online

The first ROLLING STONES studio album in eight years, A BIGGER BANG, has been leaked on the internet just days before its official release next week...

2nd September 2005 9:05



The Things They Say 143

"I was sad and disappointed about CATWOMAN. It was a year of my life, training and studying, and we all worked hard... It was a big risk that didn't...

2nd September 2005 9:05



Kutcher And Moore Top Romantics Poll

ASHTON KUTCHER and DEMI MOORE have been crowned the king and queen of Hollywood romance in a new magazine poll. The couple beat KATE BOSWORTH and...

2nd September 2005 9:05



Berry To Play Nefertiti

Movie star HALLE BERRY is working on a new biopic of ancient Egyptian queen NEFERTITI. The Oscar winner will produce and star in the project. ...

2nd September 2005 9:05



Slater Lands Invisible Role

CHRISTIAN SLATER and PETER FACINELLI are set for a movie showdown - but you won't be able to see them. The actors will play two invisible men -...

2nd September 2005 9:05



Gwyneth Sells Film Door-to-door

GWYNETH PALTROW found a new way of promoting her movies - by going door-to-door with video copies. The actress joined pal ELLEN DeGENERES for a...

2nd September 2005 9:05



Winfrey Pays For Niece's Paradise Nuptials

OPRAH WINFREY treated her niece to her dream wedding by flying all the guests to the Bahamas for the ceremony. The billionaire talk show host...

2nd September 2005 9:05



Statham Relishes The Idea Of A High Diving Stunt

British action man JASON STATHAM relishes the idea of using his high diving skills in upcoming movies and can't wait to be asked to jump off a...

2nd September 2005 9:05



Barton Linked To Stewart's Ex-fiance

THE OC star MISCHA BARTON has been romantically linked to a new man - KIMBERLEY STEWART's rocker ex-boyfriend CISCO ADLER. Barton, 19, broke up...

2nd September 2005 9:05



Swank And Lowe Buy Family Home

HILARY SWANK and her husband CHAD LOWE have sparked speculation they're trying for a baby, after buying a family sized mansion in South Bellingham,...

2nd September 2005 9:05



Fascinating Fact 130

50 CENT is wearing a large platinum, diamond-encrusted ring gifted to him by rap pal TONY YAYO.

2nd September 2005 9:05



Fascinating Fact 129

DESTINY'S CHILD, PAMELA ANDERSON and funnyman STEVE CARELL have agreed to front new public service announcements to advise Americans on how they can...

2nd September 2005 9:05



Garcia Covers Dylan On New Album

GRATEFUL DEAD star JERRY GARCIA's covers of his favourite BOB DYLAN tunes are to be released on a new album. Fifteen of the late rocker's...

2nd September 2005 9:05



Fascinating Fact 128

CELINE DION and the partners of her Las Vegas show, A NEW DAY - companies Concerts West/AEG Live and Dragone - have pledged a $1 million (GBP550,000)...

2nd September 2005 9:05



Springsteen Extends His Tour

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN has announced plans to extend his DEVILS + DUST tour, adding 17 cities in 11 states. The autumn (05) leg of the roadshow kicks...

2nd September 2005 9:05



Armatrading Defies Star Orders

Songwriting pioneer JOAN ARMATRADING was shocked when she saw stars including WHITNEY HOUSTON and GEORGE BENSON perform in the US, because the...

2nd September 2005 9:05



Documentary Covers Lennon's Us Residence Fight

Late British rocker JOHN LENNON's effort to become a legal resident of the US is set to be the subject of a new documentary. The IMAGINE singer's...

2nd September 2005 9:05



Warhols Singer Slams Authenticity Of Dig!

THE DANDY WARHOLS frontman COURTNEY TAYLOR has rubbished claims their successful documentary DIG! is an accurate representation of the band's life at...

2nd September 2005 9:05



Jagger: 'Don't Call Me Sir Mick'

Knighted rocker SIR MICK JAGGER dislikes people calling him by his official title so much, he ensures nobody refers to him as 'Sir Mick' when he's...

2nd September 2005 9:05



Mccartney Treats Fans To Beamed Concert

Ex-BEATLE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is planning to reward 600 of his most devoted fans by beaming an upcoming US concert live into a London music store. ...

2nd September 2005 9:05



Fascinating Fact 131

Wealthy screen star CATHERINE ZETA-JONES has congratulated her brainy niece JENNA JONES for passing her GCSE exams by placing a super-cheap $43...

2nd September 2005 14:16



Supermodel Campbell Put In Her Place

Temperamental supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL was disciplined by Hollywood legend DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS JR after throwing a tantrum at a London celebrity party...

2nd September 2005 14:16



Knightley Wins Role On Scruffiness

Director JOE WRIGHT dismissed actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY as "too pretty" to play feisty ELIZABETH BENNET in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - but changed his mind...

2nd September 2005 14:16



Clooney Pinning Hopes On Directing

Hollywood hunk GEORGE CLOONEY feels he has failed at acting and is determined to earn recognition for directing - even if it means stealing all his...

2nd September 2005 14:16



Crowe Needs A Cuddle

RUSSELL CROWE is so happily married that he wonders how he lived before he became a husband and a father. The Hollywood tough-guy, famed for his...

2nd September 2005 14:16



Knightley's Battle With Dyslexia

Hollywood actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY's early career was fraught with difficulty, as dyslexia made it impossible for her to learn lines. The PRIDE AND...

2nd September 2005 14:16



Clooney's Attack On An Age Of Dishonesty

Hollywood star GEORGE CLOONEY has slammed modern broadcast journalism, because he fears viewers are fed lies they want to hear instead of "a common...

2nd September 2005 14:16



Aniston To Blast Pitt On Tv

Hollywood actress JENNIFER ANISTON is expected to spectacularly slam former husband BRAD PITT in a revealing US television interview with DIANE...

2nd September 2005 14:16



Cat Joins British Government In Fight Against Extremism

YUSUF ISLAM is to act as an advisor to the British government, as part of their desperate bid to stamp out Muslim extremism. The MOON SHADOW...

2nd September 2005 14:16



Bloc Party Singer Silenced

British rockers BLOC PARTY have been forced to cancel a number of gigs because frontman KELE OKEREKE risks losing his voice. The 23-year-old...

2nd September 2005 14:16



Mumba Steps Into Hunter's Lingerie

Sexy Irish singer SAMANTHA MUMBA has signed up to replace RACHEL HUNTER as the spokesmodel for lingerie giants Ultimo. The curvy star will appear...

2nd September 2005 14:16



Andre 3000 To Rock The Fashion World

OUTKAST star ANDRE '3000' BENJAMIN is sure his new fashion label will blow away other musicians' clothing efforts because he is the only one not...

2nd September 2005 14:16



Snoop Swaps Cristal For Sweeties

SNOOP DOGG shocked concert organisers who were braced for an onslaught of outrageous demands, when he requested candy for his dressing room and...

2nd September 2005 14:16



Bryan Adams And Jamiroquai Concerts Cancelled

Fans of BRYAN ADAMS and JAMIROQUAI are fuming after two concerts organised by the same promoter were cancelled at the last minute. Both acts were...

2nd September 2005 14:16



Mccartney Clearer Since Quitting Weed

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is glad wife HEATHER forced him to quit smoking marijuana - because he makes more sense since he's stopped taking the drug. The...

2nd September 2005 14:16



Richards Blows Knighthood

ROLLING STONES guitarist KEITH RICHARDS has wrecked his chance of following in bandmate SIR MICK JAGGER's footsteps and achieving a knighthood, after...

2nd September 2005 14:16



Fats Domino Safe But Missing

LATEST: It is believed missing blues legend FATS DOMINO survived Hurricane Katrina, after his daughter KAREN DOMINO recognised him in a photograph of...

2nd September 2005 14:16



Mccartney: 'Don't Forget Live 8'

Ex-BEATLE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is concerned the London bombings on 7 July (05) have detracted from the importance of Live 8 (02JUL05), and is urging...

2nd September 2005 17:21



Jagger Still Jealous Over Jerry

SIR MICK JAGGER flew into a jealous rage when he heard about his ex-wife JERRY HALL's new reality show KEPT. The veteran rocker, who split up with...

2nd September 2005 17:21



Cbgb Fights On

LATEST: HILLY KRISTAL may have lost the lease for his beloved New York club CBGB, but he refuses to go down without a fight. The 72-year-old punk...

2nd September 2005 17:21



Homme Collapses

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman JOSH HOMME suddenly collapsed onstage in Hamburg, Germany, on Monday (29AUG05), forcing the band to abandon a...

2nd September 2005 17:21



Lonely Cross Snubbed Star Trappings

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star MARCIA CROSS refused to accept limousine rides before her recent engagement to TOM MAHONEY, because she found the glitzy...

2nd September 2005 17:21



Anderson Loves Laid-back London

THE X-FILES star GILLIAN ANDERSON was thrilled when she moved back to Britain, because she could finally be herself again. The petite 37-year-old...

2nd September 2005 17:21



Knightley 'Uglied Up'

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY was 'uglied-up' for her role in the new movie version of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, because she was too pretty to play plain heroine...

2nd September 2005 17:21



Spike Lee Sick Of Sequels

Film-maker SPIKE LEE is so horrified by the endless barrage of movie sequels being spewed out by Hollywood studios, he urges producers to start using...

2nd September 2005 17:21



Lohan's Father Sings Back

LINDSAY LOHAN's jailed father has written a musical response to the star's track attacking him. Lohan Jr's song, to be titled CONFESSIONS OF A...

2nd September 2005 17:21



Williams Sisters At Odds Over Hurricane

Tennis superstar SERENA WILLIAMS has promised to give $100 (GBP55) for every ace she serves for the rest of the season to raise money for Hurricane...

2nd September 2005 17:21



Moore Attacks Bush For Katrina Apathy

Controversial film-maker MICHAEL MOORE has launched a scathing attack on US President GEORGE W BUSH's handling of the relief operation to rescue...

2nd September 2005 17:21



Josh Homme Slams Terror Attacks

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman JOSH HOMME has condemned the brutal suicide bombings in London - and insists he would personally punish those...

2nd September 2005 17:21



Chris Lowe Slams Live 8

PET SHOPS BOYS star CHRIS LOWE has criticised the motives behind the Live 8 concerts - but the chance to perform at the Russian leg of the charity...

2nd September 2005 17:21



Andre 3000 Finds Freedom In Film

OUTKAST star ANDRE '3000' BENJAMIN found filming FOUR BROTHERS a liberating experience - as he was finally allowed to look stupid. The HEY YA!...

2nd September 2005 17:21



Lowe Desperate To Hear Dr Dre Comeback

PET SHOPS BOYS star CHRIS LOWE is desperate to hear DR DRE's revenge song about the British pop duo, after they alluded to his rapper pal EMINEM on...

2nd September 2005 17:21



Theron Defends Charity Support

CHARLIZE THERON has hit back after a charity accused her of having double standards by supporting both medical research and animal rights. PAAP...

2nd September 2005 19:36



Anderson's Roast Worried Lee

TOMMY LEE was so disturbed by the deluge of jokes levelled at his ex-wife PAMELA ANDERSON during her recent Comedy Central roast, he constantly...

2nd September 2005 19:36



Dave Matthews Band To Play Benefit Concert

The DAVE MATTHEWS BAND will perform a special concert in Denver, Colorado, in support of the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The rockers, who have...

2nd September 2005 19:36



Duff Donates Cash For Katrina Victims

HILARY DUFF has become the latest star to donate cash to help Hurricane Katrina victims on America's Gulf Coast. The 17-year-old SO YESTERDAY...

2nd September 2005 19:36



Andre 3000 Hungry For An Acting Challenge

OUTKAST star ANDRE '3000' BENJAMIN was thrilled to be given a role in crime drama FOUR BROTHERS, as he had the chance to stretch his acting muscles...

2nd September 2005 19:36



Beatle On The Buses

Ex-BEATLE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY enjoys shocking people when he travels on public transport, because nobody expects to see the rock superstar in anything...

2nd September 2005 19:36



Simpson Offers Support To Bush And Murray

JESSICA SIMPSON has offered her sympathy to CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY and SOPHIA BUSH, who are currently fighting off reports that their marriage is in...

2nd September 2005 19:36



Foxx Recruits Poitier For Music Video

JAMIE FOXX is elated he has managed to lure veteran actor SIDNEY POITIER out of retirement to appear in the video for his new song EXTRAVAGANZA. ...

2nd September 2005 19:36



The Things They Say 144

"You know, some actors aren't very gracious; I'm always trying to be gracious and act with a lot of tact... You'll never catch me throwing a phone!"...

2nd September 2005 19:36



Ryan's Son Uses The Oc To His Advantage

Actress JERI RYAN's 11-year-old son ALEX is thrilled his mother has landed a role in hit TV show THE OC - because it's boosted his popularity with...

2nd September 2005 19:36



Perry Plans Africa Trip

Former BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 star LUKE PERRY is making plans to help South Africa's children, after falling in love with the country while filming...

2nd September 2005 19:36



Mccartney Eyes Kournikova

Tennis pin-up ANNA KOURNIKOVA has attracted the eyes of a new man - teen pop heart-throb JESSE McCARTNEY. SHE'S NOT YOU singer McCartney, 18, met...

2nd September 2005 19:36



Hilton Looks After Vomiting Beau

Hotel heiress NICKY HILTON found herself tending to boyfriend KEVIN CONNOLLY during their recent trip to Europe, when a boat trip made the actor...

2nd September 2005 19:36



Weisz Recovering From Food Poisoning

British actress RACHEL WEISZ is recovering after suffering a bout of food poisoning from eating "bad squid". The CONSTANTINE star admits she was...

2nd September 2005 19:36


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