16th November 2005

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Simon Dismisses Celebrity Inspiration

Rocker SIR MICK JAGGER and actor WARREN BEATTY have been ruled out as the inspiration for CARLY SIMON's hit single YOU'RE SO VAIN. The...

16th November 2005 2:38



Chapman: 'Nothing Could Have Stopped Me Assassinating Lennon'

JOHN LENNON's assassin MARK DAVID CHAPMAN insists "nothing could have stopped" him murdering the former BEATLE. Chapman gunned Lennon down outside...

16th November 2005 2:38



Metropolis Poster Sells For Record Sum

A movie buff has splashed out a record $690,000 (GBP398,000) on an original poster promoting FRITZ LANG's 1927 sci-fi classic METROPOLIS. An...

16th November 2005 2:38



Swank To Star Alongside Oscar Rival Staunton

HILARY SWANK is set to star alongside her Oscar rival IMELDA STAUNTON in high school drama FREEDOM WRITERS. The double Oscar-winner piped VERA...

16th November 2005 2:38



Potter The Hero For Awkward Men

DANIEL RADCLIFFE has discovered why so many men can relate to HARRY POTTER - because he's hopeless with girls. Fans of the books and movie series...

16th November 2005 2:38



Witherspoon Wants To Be Daughter's Role Model

US actress REESE WITHERSPOON will only star in movies her six-year-old daughter AVA ELIZABETH approves of because she wants to be a positive role...

16th November 2005 2:38



Stone Settles Lawsuit With Cosmetic Surgeon

Hollywood actress SHARON STONE yesterday (15NOV05) settled the lawsuit she brought against a cosmetic surgeon last year (04). The BASIC INSTINCT...

16th November 2005 2:38



Fascinating Fact 497

VIP guests at last night's Country Music Awards in New York City received gift bags containing products worth $15,000 (GBP8,3000). Guests including...

16th November 2005 2:38



Pharrell Shares An Affinity With Stefani

Hip-hop maestro PHARRELL WILLIAMS is convinced he gels so well with GWEN STEFANI because they share a strong individuality. The COOL beauty...

16th November 2005 2:38



The Pogues Buy Their Own Artwork On Ebay

Irish rockers THE POGUES had to buy their own artwork on eBay so they can re-release their classic song FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK next month (DEC05). ...

16th November 2005 2:38



Williams Hails Take That

British pop star ROBBIE WILLIAMS has hailed his former group TAKE THAT as the best boyband ever - insisting their live shows were on a par with...

16th November 2005 2:38



Blige Slams Vibe At Award Ceremony

R+B star MARY J BLIGE used her acceptance speech at last weekend's (12-13NOV05) Vibe Awards to blast the magazine for her "disgusting" cover girl...

16th November 2005 2:38



Freddy To Take On Michael Myers?

Hollywood horror icon FREDDY KRUEGER is set to return - and will take on HALLOWEEN killer MICHAEL MYERS in a new movie. Screenwriters are working...

16th November 2005 2:38



Womack + Urban Shine At New York Cmas

LEE ANN WOMACK and KEITH URBAN were the big winners at the 39th Country Music Association Awards (CMAS) in New York last night (15NOV05), picking up...

16th November 2005 9:32



Bloom Sued By Former Managers

British movie hunk ORLANDO BLOOM is being sued by the bosses of his former management company over claims he still owes them for securing...

16th November 2005 9:32



Fascinating Fact 498

Rocker TOMMY LEE is set to return to the university where he filmed reality show TOMMY LEE GOES TO COLLEGE thanks to new MOTLEY CRUE dates. The...

16th November 2005 9:32



Springsteen Fans Get A Pre-christmas Treat

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's 1975 concert at London's Hammersmith Odeon has been restored and remixed for The Boss' new BORN TO RUN 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION...

16th November 2005 9:32



The Things They Say 598

"There's a rule here in New York - you can't do a show without a guy named Vinnie." Country star VINCE GILL explains why he was asked to induct...

16th November 2005 9:32



Sir Cliff Cheers Olivia Up With Posh Meal

SIR CLIFF RICHARD helped to lift pal OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN's spirits in New York on Monday (14NOV05) - by treating her to a $9,000 (GBP5,000) meal. ...

16th November 2005 9:32



Fascination Fact:

KID ROCK and JERRY LEE LEWIS teamed up to perform JOHNNY CASH's I WALK THE LINE for a TV tribute to the late country legend, which will air in...

16th November 2005 9:32



Brooks + Mccartney Join Wal-mart For Christmas

Retired country star GARTH BROOKS and JESSE McCARTNEY have signed up to be a part of US superstore Wal-Mart's Christmas (05) advertising campaign. ...

16th November 2005 9:32



Williams' Former Manager Fears He Will Self-destruct

British pop star ROBBIE WILLIAMS' former manager is terrified he will self destruct. NIGEL MARTIN-SMITH managed Williams when he was a member of...

16th November 2005 9:32



Blackmailer Convicted For Attempting To Extort Cash From Gospel Star

A community activist in Chicago, Illinois, has been convicted of attempting to blackmail gospel singer DeLEON RICHARDS-SHEFFIELD and her New York...

16th November 2005 9:32



Brooks, Elton, Dolly + Gretchen Make New York Cmas Magical

GARTH BROOKS brought New York's Times Square to a standstill last night (15NOV05) when he staged a live comeback outside the Country Music...

16th November 2005 9:32



The Things They Say 599

"I'm so fortunate to be able to work with directors whose movies my mother waited in line for two hours to see." SCARLETT JOHANSSON is thrilled by...

16th November 2005 9:32



Garr + Fisher Contacted Belushi's Ghost

Actress pals TERI GARR and CARRIE FISHER once called up the ghost of tragic comedian JOHN BELUSHI while fishing for NATALIE WOOD's spirit off the...

16th November 2005 9:32



Fascinating Fact 500

Eccentric fashion designer ISAAC MIZRAHI has landed MADONNA, SARAH JESSICA PARKER and KEIRA KNIGHTLEY among his first guests when his new chat show,...

16th November 2005 9:32



Harold Lloyd's Granddaughter Plans Major Comeback

Silent screen icon HAROLD LLOYD's granddaughter is in negotiations to get the black and white superstar's biggest film, SAFETY LAST, remade. ...

16th November 2005 9:32



Fascinating Fact 499

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY's new period movie PRIDE + PREJUDICE broke a 23-year-old record at the US box office in its first weekend on release (11-13NOV05) by...

16th November 2005 9:32



Woody Wanted Mia For Mighty Aphrodite

WOODY ALLEN almost did the unthinkable just weeks after breaking his former partner MIA FARROW's heart - he considered hiring her for one of his...

16th November 2005 9:32



Trump's Son Weds

US property tycoon DONALD TRUMP's son, DONALD JR, was forced to rearrange his wedding plans on Saturday (12NOV05) due to hurricane damage. Donald...

16th November 2005 9:32



Travolta: 'My Film Was A Love Song To New Orleans'

JOHN TRAVOLTA is urging film fans to give his movie A LOVE SONG FOR BOBBY LONG a second chance - because it was one of the last films to be shot in...

16th November 2005 9:32



Aniston Is Gq's First Top Woman

JENNIFER ANISTON has made history by becoming men's magazine GQ's first ever Woman Of The Year. The former FRIENDS star poses topless on one of...

16th November 2005 9:32



System Of A Down's Studio Brawl

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bandmates DARON MALAKIAN and JOHN DOLMAYAN both landed in hospital after a vicious fight while recording 2001 album TOXICITY. The...

16th November 2005 13:55



Strokes Create Hype With Secret Shows

New York rock band THE STROKES are kicking off a secret world tour, in a bid to recreate the buzz of excitement fans enjoyed when they first...

16th November 2005 13:55



Stones Upset With Noise Pollution

THE ROLLING STONES have upset San Francisco residents, who've complained of excessive noise from two concerts staged by the veteran rockers. ...

16th November 2005 13:55



Manson Takes On Gruesome Movie

MARILYN MANSON has signed to star as a hideous ancient prophet who "eats ostriches and rapes women" in a new supernatural vampire movie. The shock...

16th November 2005 13:55



Self-conscious Shakira Is Body Shy

Columbian pop star SHAKIRA hates wearing skimpy outfits while performing - because it gives people the wrong impression of her. The UNDERNEATH...

16th November 2005 13:55



Patti Labelle Reveals Cancer Scare

Soul veteran PATTI LaBELLE is celebrating after a biopsy revealed she isn't suffering from breast cancer. The 61-year-old singer was terrified she...

16th November 2005 13:55



Kingsley Admits Devastation At Adulterous Wife Photos

Veteran actor SIR BEN KINGSLEY was flabbergasted when he saw photographs published on the internet proving his ex-wife was having an affair, because...

16th November 2005 13:55



Plummer Snubs 'Sound Of Mucus' Reunion

Veteran actor CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER stands accused of snubbing THE SOUND OF MUSIC's 40th anniversary reunion because he is embarrassed of the hit...

16th November 2005 13:55



Doohan Space Flight Delayed

A rocket which will blast the ashes of STAR TREK star JAMES DOOHAN into space has had its take-off delayed because of engine trouble. The Falcon...

16th November 2005 13:55



Orbach Took Mob Boss Killer Secret To The Grave

Late LAW + ORDER star JERRY ORBACH took a secret to the grave with him - he knew the identity of a Mafia mob boss killer and refused to tell. The...

16th November 2005 13:55



Gere Checks On Sex Offenders

Silver-haired superstar RICHARD GERE has created a storm in New Mexico after visiting the homes of sex offenders to research a new movie role. The...

16th November 2005 13:55



Tyson Speech Leads To Brawl

Boxer MIKE TYSON's presence is thought to have provoked a violent brawl at an after-dinner speech in Derby, England, last night (15NOV05). The...

16th November 2005 13:55



Fascinating Fact 501

SIR ELTON JOHN is turning his hit Las Vegas, Nevada, show into a TV special - ELTON JOHN: THE RED PIANO will be the rocker's first US TV special when...

16th November 2005 13:55



Tankian's Threat To Stalkers

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman SERJ TANKIAN has threatened to shoot any fans who try to stalk him. The rocker is grateful he has yet to experience any...

16th November 2005 13:55



The Things They Say 600

"We have songs about your life, we have songs that you will love, we have songs that speak to your heart." LEE ANN WOMACK attempts to win over New...

16th November 2005 13:55



Cream Rocker Bruce Turned Down Shadows Offer

Legendary rocker JACK BRUCE once turned down an offer to join THE SHADOWS, the pop group who started out backing housewives' favourite SIR CLIFF...

16th November 2005 13:55



Former Bandmate Advises Williams To Have A Baby

ROBBIE WILLIAMS former TAKE THAT bandmate HOWARD DONALD is convinced the ANGELS hellraiser would settle down if he had a child. Donald maintains...

16th November 2005 13:55



Fascinating Fact 503

Movie star WILLIAM H MACY has been chosen to narrate a new animated TV series about cartoon monkey CURIOUS GEORGE. The series will debut late next...

16th November 2005 13:55



Four Us Films Up For European Award

Four Hollywood movies have been nominated for the Best Non-European Film at the 2005 European Film Academy Awards - more than any other country. ...

16th November 2005 13:55



Fascinating Fact 502

JENNIFER ANISTON's recent candid interview with style magazine Vanity Fair gave the publication its best-selling issue ever. The article was the...

16th November 2005 13:55



Hornby Nominated For Book Prize

ABOUT A BOY author NICK HORNBY has been shortlisted as a possible winner for next year's (06) Whitbread best novel prize. The British writer,...

16th November 2005 13:55



Mendes Regrets Wearing Fur

Actress EVA MENDES has vowed never to wear fur again and blames her ignorance for previous animal skin purchases. The HITCH star was horrified...

16th November 2005 13:55



Snoop Dogg Goes To Jail

American rapper SNOOP DOGG will attend a rally to protest against the planned execution of former gang leader STANLEY 'TOOKIE' WILLIAMS at...

16th November 2005 17:24



Sinise Changes Lives In Iraq

Oscar-nominated actor GARY SINISE has used his star power to help rebuild the lives of Iraqi school children. The FORREST GUMP actor co-founded...

16th November 2005 17:24



Kennedy: 'I Am No Flasher'

LATEST: Former DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star PAGE KENNEDY has angrily denied claims he was fired from the hit US drama for allegedly flashing two female...

16th November 2005 17:24



Burton May Be Autistic

TIM BURTON may have a form of autism, according to his longterm partner HELENA BONHAM CARTER Bonham Carter recently filmed a TV movie in which she...

16th November 2005 17:24



Machine Head Plough Through 10th Anniversary

MACHINE HEAD frontman ROBB FLYNN has yet to fulfil all his rock ambitions, despite the band having celebrated its 10th anniversary this year (05). ...

16th November 2005 17:24



Killers Star Hails U2

KILLERS frontman BRANDON FLOWERS has hailed Irish rockers U2 as the "best rock band in the world". The MR BRIGHTSIDE singer recently fulfilled his...

16th November 2005 17:24



Ozzy Osbourne Slams Sharon's Tv Show

Rocker OZZY OSBOURNE has slammed British TV talent show THE X FACTOR for "murdering music" - despite his fact his wife SHARON is a judge on the...

16th November 2005 17:24



Vibe Strikes Back At Blige

LATEST: The editor of Vibe magazine has hit back at MARY J BLIGE after the R+B star slammed the publication at last weekend's Vibe Awards. The...

16th November 2005 17:24



Madonna Slams Bush

MADONNA has urged US citizens to turn against President GEORGE W BUSH over his failure to provide adequate aid for the victims of Hurricane Katrina...

16th November 2005 17:24



Kaiser Chiefs Cancel Tour After Contracting Mystery Virus

British rockers KAISER CHIEFS have cancelled a string of tour dates in Spain after a highly contageous virus spread among their travelling party. ...

16th November 2005 17:24



Sinese Slams Biased War Reporting

Actor GARY SINISE has blasted the media for continually focusing on death and destruction in Iraq, rather than publicising efforts to rebuild the...

16th November 2005 17:24



Winfrey Regrets 1988 Fat Stunt

Talk show queen OPRAH WINFREY regrets exhibiting a wagon-load of fat on her US TV show to signify her 31-kilogram (67 pounds) weightloss in 1988 -...

16th November 2005 17:24



Fascinating Fact 504

Beloved US family TV drama 7TH HEAVEN is to end once the 10th season of the long-running show wraps next year (06). The series recently celebrated...

16th November 2005 17:24



Biel Helps Disabled Soldier

Actress JESSICA BIEL felt honoured to help a voluntary group re-fit the home of a disabled war veteran to make it wheelchair accessible. The...

16th November 2005 17:24



Bonham Carter Fears She's Too Old For The Kids She Craves

HELENA BONHAM CARTER is desperate to add to her family with director lover TIM BURTON, but fears she's too old for more children. The birth of son...

16th November 2005 17:24



Fascinating Fact 505

R+B trio DESTINY'S CHILD will say their official goodbye to fans on THE JIMMY KIMMEL SHOW broadcast on 15 November (05). The entire show will be...

16th November 2005 21:04



Kravitz Mourns Father's Death On The Road

Rocker LENNY KRAVITZ is struggling through his support dates on AEROSMITH's US tour following the death of his father. TV producer SY KRAVITZ lost...

16th November 2005 21:04



Another Baby For Britney?

BRITNEY SPEARS is preparing to become a mum again after telling pals a psychic has predicted she'll fall pregnant again next year (06). The TOXIC...

16th November 2005 21:04



So Solid Star Cleared Of Assault

LATEST: Former SO SOLID CREW rapper ROMEO has been cleared of assaulting a clubber in London's Leicester Square. The 24-year-old star, real name...

16th November 2005 21:04



Reeves' Sinbad Sinks

LATEST: KEANU REEVES' sea-faring adventure as mythical sailor SINBAD has sunk without trace. Reeves was set to play Sinbad in a new ROB COHEN...

16th November 2005 21:04



Bonham Carter's Dad Begged Her To Help Him Die

HELENA BONHAM CARTER's dad begged her to help him die after a stroke left him paralysed. RAYMOND BONHAM CARTER, who died last year aged 74,...

16th November 2005 21:04



Shatner Wants To Sell Kidney Stone

LATEST: WILLIAM SHATNER is hoping to persuade medics who removed his kidney stone to hand it over so he can sell it on auction site eBay. The...

16th November 2005 21:04



Jolie Wants A Harder Bond Girl Image

ANGELINA JOLIE will reportedly play JAMES BOND's leading lady in CASINO ROYALE - as long as writers can create her perfect character. Jolie will...

16th November 2005 21:04



Fascinating Fact 507

Singer/songwriter LISA LOEB is taking her quest to find a partner to reality TV. The STAY singer will be looking for love in new series #1 SINGLE,...

16th November 2005 21:04



Gabriel Postpones Tour After Stage Fall

Latino superstar JUAN GABRIEL has postponed the remainder of his US tour after taking a tumble from the stage at a Houston, Texas, concert on Sunday...

16th November 2005 21:04



Fascinating Fact 506

It's shaping up to be the best week of Aussie country star KEITH URBAN's career - as well as picking up two top Country Music Association honours at...

16th November 2005 21:04



Santana's Lucky Escape With Lost Music

Rapper JUELZ SANTANA nearly wept with grief when he thought eight months worth of work had been lost on his computer. The THERE IT GO! (THE...

16th November 2005 21:04



Chesney Beats 50 To The Top

Country star KENNY CHESNEY has stunned the US album charts by beating rapper 50 CENT to the top. Chesney's new album THE ROAD + THE RADIO sold a...

16th November 2005 21:04



Simon Sees Silver Lining After Cancer Cloud

CARLY SIMON has taken some positives from her battle with breast cancer and subsequent mastectomy - she says it helped her value life and accept...

16th November 2005 21:04



Morrissey Promises Something New

British rocker MORRISSEY promises his new album marks a change in musical direction thanks to DAVID BOWIE's producer. The former THE SMITHS...

16th November 2005 21:04



Fascinating Fact 510

Artist/director JULIAN SCHNABEL bought MARLON BRANDO's boxing gloves at a memorabilia auction so he could give them to pal MICKEY ROURKE, a former...

16th November 2005 21:04



Sandler And Cheadle Team Up For 9/11 Movie

ADAM SANDLER and DON CHEADLE are to team up as old college pals in the latest 11 September (01) movie. Funnyman Sandler will play it serious as a...

16th November 2005 21:04



The Things They Say 601

"He's like the perfect catch - he's unbelievably sexy, and he sings and he dances." SCARLETT JOHANSSON has a crush on new co-star HUGH JACKMAN.

16th November 2005 21:04



Hilton Set To Stun With New Jewelled Bike

Socialite-turned-actress PARIS HILTON has been given a custom-made $250,000 (GBP138,900) chopper encrusted with Swarovski crystals. Mechanics at...

16th November 2005 21:04



Fascinating Fact 509

America's beloved THIS IS YOUR LIFE host RALPH EDWARDS has died of heart failure in Los Angeles. He was 92 years old.

16th November 2005 21:04



Shirley Made Sure She Was In On The Joke

SHIRLEY MacLAINE was such a good sport when America's TV hosts started poking fun at her spirituality beliefs she helped them write the jokes. The...

16th November 2005 21:04



Fascinating Fact 508

TYRA BANKS insisted there was no audience for her TV chat with longtime supermodel rival NAOMI CAMPBELL because she admits, "I couldn't have done...

16th November 2005 21:04



Swinton And Adamson Dismiss Narnia's Christian Undertones

The stars and director of new movie THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE have laughed off the importance of Christianity in CS LEWIS' CHRONICLES OF...

16th November 2005 21:04



Oscar Winner Lamb Loses Cancer Fight

Oscar-winning animator DEREK LAMB has died at the age of 69. Lamb, who made his name producing animated shorts, lost his battle against cancer at...

16th November 2005 21:04


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