2nd December 2005

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Bono: 'The Drugs Do Work'

U2 frontman BONO marked World Aids Day yesterday (01DEC05) by appealing for western countries to send more drugs to Africa because the right...

2nd December 2005 3:28



Mc5 Court Case Dismissed

A suit brought against the existing members of punk icons MC5 by late bandmate ROB TYNER's widow has been dismissed in a Michigan court. Tyner's...

2nd December 2005 3:28



Hawkins Sacked Poullain Over Scheming

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS kicked bass player FRANKIE POULLAIN out of the band when he heard about the rocker's scheming plans to turn his...

2nd December 2005 3:28



Diamond Plans Wedding

NEIL DIAMOND has announced plans to wed his girlfriend RACHEL FARLEY, after a decade of dating. AMERICA singer Diamond, 64, met Farley while he...

2nd December 2005 3:28



Mccartney Blasts Canada Over Seal Hunting

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has written an angry letter to Canadian Prime Minister PAUL MARTIN over the country's harp seal hunting, only days after the...

2nd December 2005 3:28



R Kelly Has Another Bad Day In Court

Troubled R+B star R KELLY lost another round in court on Wednesday (30NOV05), when an Illinois judge refused to dismiss a civil suit against him. ...

2nd December 2005 3:28



Johansson's Field Passion Left Her Ill

Sexy actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON had a nauseating experience filming love scenes for her new movie MATCH POINT in a cornfield - because she has a...

2nd December 2005 3:28



Karate Kid Says Farewell To Movie Mentor

Actor RALPH MACCHIO was among the guests at KARATE KID co-star PAT MORITA's funeral in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday (30NOV05). Macchio joined...

2nd December 2005 3:28



Travolta Offers Soccer Players A Plane Ride

Actor JOHN TRAVOLTA has offered to personally fly Australia's soccer team to Germany for next year's (06) World Cup Finals. The PULP FICTION star,...

2nd December 2005 3:28



Fascinating Fact 613

WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO GO WITH IT star ANGELA BASSETT, 47, is expecting twins through a surrogate mother.

2nd December 2005 3:28



Carrey Dating Mccarthy?

Funnyman JIM CARREY has been romantically linked to former Playboy Playmate JENNY McCARTHY. In recent weeks, gossip has circulated that...

2nd December 2005 3:28



David Jason Knighted And Married

British acting veteran SIR DAVID JASON is having an amazing week after receiving his knighthood from QUEEN ELIZABETH II yesterday (01DEC05), only a...

2nd December 2005 3:28



Douglas Pushes For Tighter Gun Control

FATAL ATTRACTION star MICHAEL DOUGLAS is planning to lobby the US government for tighter gun control, because he's still haunted by rocker JOHN...

2nd December 2005 3:28



Eastwood Set For Dga Honour

LATEST: Film veteran CLINT EASTWOOD is set to pick up two prestigious honours in January (06) - a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Directors'...

2nd December 2005 3:28



Garner And Affleck Confirm Baby News

LATEST: Hollywood couple JENNIFER GARNER and BEN AFFLECK are celebrating after welcoming their first child into the world yesterday (01DEC05). ...

2nd December 2005 3:28



Aniston And Vaughn Caught Up In Police Stop

Hollywood couple JENNIFER ANISTON and VINCE VAUGHN escaped legal trouble in Arizona on Tuesday (29NOV05) after police pulled them over and noticed an...

2nd December 2005 3:28



Fascinating Fact 612

Rocker ALANIS MORISSETTE's most bizarre concert experience was opening up for rapper VANILLA ICE when she was a teenager.

2nd December 2005 3:28



Fascinating Fact 611

Rap mogul-turned-style king SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS handed over his brand new fragrance, Unforgivable, to New York's Sak's Fifth Avenue after arriving at...

2nd December 2005 3:28



Barker And Moakler Name Daughter Alabama

Former BLINK-182 drummer TRAVIS BARKER and his wife SHANNA MOAKLER have already picked out a name for their soon-to-arrive daughter - ALABAMA. The...

2nd December 2005 3:28



Fascinating Fact 610

Piano man BILLY IDOL turned 50 on Wednesday (30NOV05).

2nd December 2005 3:28



The Things They Say 740

"I've been shot at as many times as 50 CENT; he just got hit." British singer/songwriter JAMES BLUNT likens his stint in the Army in Kosovo as rap...

2nd December 2005 3:28



Littrell To Be Honoured For Charity Work

BACKSTREET BOY BRIAN LITTRELL is set to be honoured with the Make-A-Wish Foundation's 25th Anniversary Award for his tireless charity work. The...

2nd December 2005 3:28



The Things They Say 742

"He should be canonised." DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star FELICITY HUFFMAN thinks her perfect husband WILLIAM H MACY is saintly.

2nd December 2005 3:28



Doherty Takes Up Exercise

Former BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 star SHANNEN DOHERTY has finally embraced exercise, after avoiding workouts her whole life. The 34-year-old actress...

2nd December 2005 3:28



The Things They Say 741

"It would be cool to kiss myself. Actually, kissing myself would be hot. I'd know what I wanted." T3 star KRISTANNA LOKEN is enamoured with herself....

2nd December 2005 3:28



Watts Put Director To Sleep During Audition

NAOMI WATTS was once left distraught during an audition, when the director she met with fell asleep as she was reading her lines. While the...

2nd December 2005 3:28



The Things They Say 743

"I defy anyone after a couple of beverages to listen to HAZEL EYES standing up and not get the MICHAEL FLATLEYs." Former THE DARKNESS bassist FRANKIE...

2nd December 2005 9:38



Abdul Struggles To Find Romance

Former pop pin-up PAULA ABDUL is baffled by the lack of romance in her life, because she is great at finding lovers for her pals. The STRAIGHT UP...

2nd December 2005 9:38



Diamond's Huge Costume Collection

NEIL DIAMOND has created his own personal clothing museum, after keeping every costume from every tour he's ever done. The SWEET CAROLINE singer,...

2nd December 2005 9:38



Morissette Sings For Narnia

Stars ALANIS MORISSETTE, TIM FINN, IMOGEN HEAP and LISBETH SCOTT have all lent their musical talents to THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION THE WITCH...

2nd December 2005 9:38



Walsh And Keating Kiss And Make Up

Irish pop mogul LOUIS WALSH has reconciled with his former protege RONAN KEATING after a two-year rift. The music manager, who is currently...

2nd December 2005 9:38



Jay-z 'Shy' Of Biography

Rapper and businessman JAY-Z refuses to let the public read his memoirs - because he is so shy, he can't even read it himself. The HARD KNOCK LIFE...

2nd December 2005 9:38



Stewart Immortalises Lancaster's Baby Bump

Rock veteran ROD STEWART was so proud of new mother PENNY LANCASTER's baby bump during her recent pregnancy, the couple made a bronze cast of her...

2nd December 2005 9:38



Glitter's Bandmates Fear Backlash

GARY GLITTER's former bandmates are concerned for their safety following the shamed rocker's recent arrest on child molestation charges in Vietnam. ...

2nd December 2005 9:38



Fascinating Fact 614

Late British comedian RONNIE BARKER will be honoured at the British Comedy Awards on 14 December (05) with his own accolade. The year's best writing...

2nd December 2005 9:38



Meyers' Bad Tennis Experience

Irish actor JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS hated playing a tennis professional in his new movie MATCH POINT - because he has no talent for the sport. The...

2nd December 2005 9:38



Clooney, Banks And Barton Sign Jeans For Charity Auction

GEORGE CLOONEY, TYRA BANKS and MISCHA BARTON are among a group of celebrities who have autographed special pairs of jeans to raise money for...

2nd December 2005 9:38



Douglas Backs Global Communication Effort

Hollywood actor MICHAEL DOUGLAS is backing a new initiative to encourage children around the world to communicate via videoconferencing systems. ...

2nd December 2005 9:38



Renee's Coffee Shop Confusion

Actress RENEE ZELLWEGER was left red-faced during a recent trip to a London coffee shop, because she didn't have enough money to pay for her order. ...

2nd December 2005 9:38



Longoria: 'My Beauty Has Cost Me Work'

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star EVA LONGORIA blames her beauty for stunting her early acting career. The latina lovely, currently dating basketball ace...

2nd December 2005 9:38



Depp's Romps Worry Historic Home Owners

JOHNNY DEPP's sex scenes in new movie THE LIBERTINE were closely scrutinised, because worried museum curators feared his energetic thrusts could...

2nd December 2005 9:38



Andrews Not Beaten Despite Losing Voice

Oscar-winning actress DAME JULIE ANDREWS has come to terms with the loss of her singing voice - because it opened up a wealth of other career...

2nd December 2005 9:38



Starr Recalls Raunchy Shoot With Ageing West

Former BEATLE RINGO STARR was the target of screen siren MAE WEST's advances while they worked together on 1978 comedy SEXTETTE. The iconic...

2nd December 2005 14:03



The Things They Say 744

"I think it's the best thing I have ever done. I like the songs on it and it sounds real nice." THE BEACH BOYS legend BRIAN WILSON proudly counts his...

2nd December 2005 14:03



Petty Still Devastated By Harrison's Death

Veteran rocker TOM PETTY is still unable to think about the death of former BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON - as it "ripped his heart out" when he passed...

2nd December 2005 14:03



Uriah Heep Star Lawton Admits Benefit Fraud

Former URIAH HEEP frontman JOHN LAWTON has pleaded guilty to benefit fraud after falling on "hard times". Lawton, who was also in German band...

2nd December 2005 14:03



Cowell Launches Star Duets

Acid-tongued pop mogul SIMON COWELL is planning a brand new British TV singing contest - for tone-deaf celebrities. The upcoming ITV1 series, STAR...

2nd December 2005 14:03



Lennon Interview Shatters Wholesome Beatles Image

JOHN LENNON shattered the clean-cut image of THE BEATLES in a 'lost' 1970 magazine interview, claiming the band took "whatever was going" for sex. ...

2nd December 2005 14:03



The Things They Say 746

"If only we could appreciate how we look when we're in our 20s. We never really appreciate ourselves at that time." Veteran star BARBRA STREISAND,...

2nd December 2005 14:03



Dancy: 'Sex With Stone? I'd Rather Be Attacked By Wolves'

Hollywood actor HUGH DANCY would rather be attacked by a pack of wolves than endure a sex scene with SHARON STONE. Dancy, who stars with Stone in...

2nd December 2005 14:03



Maradona Sued By Son

Soccer superstar DIEGO MARADONA's son DIEGO ARMANDO is suing his father for moral defamation and failing to keep up maintenance payments. Diego...

2nd December 2005 14:03



Knightley: 'No Nipple Regrets'

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY is pleased she exposed her nipple at the premiere of her movie PRIDE + PREJUDICE, because she wants the world to see her body while...

2nd December 2005 14:03



Rowling To Change Name For New Book

Author JK ROWLING is keen to start a new project once the final book in her hit HARRY POTTER series is finished - but plans to use a pseudonym. ...

2nd December 2005 14:03



Baby Boy For Cruise And Holmes?

KATIE HOLMES has sparked speculation she is expecting a baby boy - after buying a huge selection of blue clothes for the pending offspring. ...

2nd December 2005 14:03



Lost Stars 'Arrested For Drink-driving'

LOST stars MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ and CYNTHIA WATROS were reportedly arrested in Hawaii for driving while drunk on Wednesday night (30NOV05). ...

2nd December 2005 14:03



Borat And Kazakhstan Spat Continues

LATEST: SACHA BARON COHEN's alter-ego BORAT SAGDIYEV's jokes about his 'homeland' have angered Kazakhstan's government so much, they are now...

2nd December 2005 14:03



Winfrey And Letterman Put Their 'Feud' Behind Them

US TV superstar OPRAH WINFREY ended her 16-year "feud" with fellow chat show host DAVID LETTERMAN by being appearing on his programme last night...

2nd December 2005 14:03



Fascinating Fact 615

FRANZ FERDINAND have recorded two versions of their new single WALK AWAY which will be available for download from their website...

2nd December 2005 14:03



Church Criticises New Late Drinking Laws

Welsh pop sensation CHARLOTTE CHURCH fears Britain's new 24 hour drinking laws will cause a rise in the number of teenagers hospitalised with alcohol...

2nd December 2005 14:03



The Things They Say 745

"Country singers have always been (hot) to me. The rest of the world is just catching up." LEE ANN WOMACK talks about movie stars dating country...

2nd December 2005 14:03



Eminem Linked To Murder Conviction

An obsessed EMINEM fan was found guilty of murder yesterday (01DEC05), after a London court heard how the rapper's violent lyrics inspired him to...

2nd December 2005 17:33



Kaiser Chiefs Illness Was Hepatitis A

LATEST: The "mystery virus" which forced KAISER CHIEFS to cancel numerous tour dates in Spain two weeks ago (19NOV05) was the rare liver disorder...

2nd December 2005 17:33



Petty: 'I Will Never Overcharge Fans'

TOM PETTY refuses to charge high ticket prices for his concerts, as he fears the move would prevent hard-up fans from seeing him more than once. ...

2nd December 2005 17:33



Grateful Dead Reverse Plan To Prevent Free Gig Downloads

Cult rockers the GRATEFUL DEAD have abandoned a plan to prevent fans from downloading their concert recordings for free online. Following a...

2nd December 2005 17:33



Manson 'To Marry' Von Teese In Ireland This Weekend

Shock rocker MARILYN MANSON will reportedly marry his girlfriend DITA VON TEESE in Tipperary, Ireland, this weekend (03DEC05). The couple settled...

2nd December 2005 17:33



Swayze Gets Stellar Support For Tv Show

LATEST: PATRICK SWAYZE has recruited ethically-minded superstars STING, BONO and SIR BOB GELDOF to lend support to his highly-anticipated...

2nd December 2005 17:33



Paltrow Praises Brave Londoners

American actress GWYNETH PALTROW has praised Londoners for their resilience after the British capital's transport network was attacked by suicide...

2nd December 2005 17:33



Taylor: 'I Reward My Fans By Looking Hot'

DURAN DURAN heart-throb JOHN TAYLOR is determined to keep his classic good looks intact to "reward" his legions of fans. The HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF...

2nd December 2005 17:33



Take That Tour Sells Out In 30 Minutes

British boyband TAKE THAT's comeback UK tour sold out in just half an hour this morning (02DEC05). The BACK FOR GOOD stars - GARY BARLOW, MARK...

2nd December 2005 17:33



Jackson: 'I've Had Enough Success'

Director PETER JACKSON is relieved THE LORD OF THE RINGS brought him the glory and wealth he'd always dreamed of, as he now feels relieved of a huge...

2nd December 2005 17:33



Griffin And Moline Reunite

LATEST: American comedienne KATHY GRIFFIN is back with husband MATT MOLINE after filing for divorce just three months ago (SEP05). The SUDDENLY...

2nd December 2005 17:33



Andrews' Trauma At Losing Voice

Veteran actress DAME JULIE ANDREWS took years to accept the trauma of losing her singing voice following an operation blunder. The SOUND OF MUSIC...

2nd December 2005 17:33



Calendar Featuring Lopez And Moss Leaked On Ebay

Multiple copies of an exclusive 2006 calendar featuring photographs of scantily clad stars including JENNIFER LOPEZ and KATE MOSS have been leaked...

2nd December 2005 17:33



The Things They Say 747

"I think it's just not really worth anybody's while to follow me around and take my picture because you're not going to be able to sell it for...

2nd December 2005 17:33



Stars Pay Tribute To Pinter

A host of leading British actors including JEREMY IRONS and SIR MICHAEL GAMBON have gathered to pay tribute to legendary playwright HAROLD PINTER. ...

2nd December 2005 17:33



The Things They Say 748

"No man who's been with me has been disappointed." T3 beauty KRISTANNA LOKEN has great confidence in her bedroom skills.

2nd December 2005 17:33



Rice Turns Down Further Hollywood Roles

Singer-songwriter and actor JOHNATHAN RICE has turned down numerous Hollywood roles off the back of his movie debut in WALK THE LINE, because he...

2nd December 2005 19:53



The Strokes: 'We Were A Joke'

THE STROKES insist they were so exhausted during their 2004 ROOM ON FIRE tour, their lacklustre performances became "comical". The New York...

2nd December 2005 19:53



Wonder Slams World Leaders Over Debt

Motown legend STEVIE WONDER has criticised world leaders for failing to do anything to help the developing world over the last few decades. The...

2nd December 2005 19:53



Lavigne Breaks Into Movies

AVRIL LAVIGNE will make her movie debut opposite RICHARD GERE and CLARE DANES in crime drama THE FLOCK. The Canadian rocker is currently shooting...

2nd December 2005 19:53



Jay-z Pulls Autobiography From Book Shelves

LATEST: Rap mogul JAY-Z has confirmed he's pulling plans to release his autobiography because he feels uncomfortable about fans knowing everything...

2nd December 2005 19:53



Fascinating Fact 620

African-American leader AL SHARPTON is to star in a new TV sitcom about his life. The human rights activist and politician will star in AL IN THE...

2nd December 2005 19:53



Ivana Trump Dating Younger Man?

DONALD TRUMP's ex-wife IVANA has been romantically linked to a man 29 years her junior. The 56-year-old socialite set tongues wagging when she...

2nd December 2005 19:53



Fascinating Fact 619

Movie moguls HARVEY and BOB WEINSTEIN have acquired the rights to EDWARD WOODWARD's TV drama hit THE EQUALIZER and plan to turn it into a new movie....

2nd December 2005 19:53



Bo Derek Turns Down Reality Tv Shows

10 star BO DEREK has turned down several reality TV show ideas because they're all crass and they invade her private life. The stunning actress...

2nd December 2005 19:53



Fascinating Fact 618

Avid table tennis player BEN STILLER was so delighted to discover rocker JACK JOHNSON was a keen ping pong fan when he appeared in the singer's...

2nd December 2005 19:53



Paltrow Denies Slamming London

American actress GWYNETH PALTROW has dismissed media reports she hates living in London. Paltrow, the wife of COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN,...

2nd December 2005 19:53



Winfrey To Play Santa To African Kids

OPRAH WINFREY is planning a trip to Africa next week (beg05DEC05) to make sure kids there have gifts at Christmas. The generous media mogul has...

2nd December 2005 19:53



Connery Backs Craig As Bond

Veteran JAMES BOND star SIR SEAN CONNERY has given his blessing to the latest actor to play the British superspy, DANIEL CRAIG. Connery, the first...

2nd December 2005 19:53



Clooney To Be Given Freedom Award

GEORGE CLOONEY's movie-making skills are to be honoured by the Broadcast Film Critics Association in 2006. The movie hunk will join MUHAMMAD ALI...

2nd December 2005 19:53



Mills Mccartney Celebrates With Peta

HEATHER MILLS McCARTNEY has won a major victory for animal rights group People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) after prompting US...

2nd December 2005 19:53



Fascinating Fact 617

OUTKAST star BIG BOI and rapper TI are planning to get their skates on in a new WILL SMITH film. The pair will feature in the untitled project, which...

2nd December 2005 19:53



Presley's Blue Christmas Wine

ELVIS PRESLEY's seasonal classic BLUE CHRISTMAS has been turned into a new festive wine. Graceland Cellars, a winery sanctioned by Presley's...

2nd December 2005 19:53



Fascinating Fact 616

Rap mogul JAY-Z's sister is a corrections officer at New York's infamous Rikers Island jail, where rapper DMX is currently serving a prison sentence....

2nd December 2005 19:53


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