12th December 2005

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Springer Controversy Hits Shops

British shops who have removed the DVD version of hit stage show JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA from their shelves have been hit with a barrage of...

12th December 2005 2:38



The Things They Say 830

"I'll probably be on my third ex-wife, who walked away with all of my money." 50 CENT contemplates life at 60.

12th December 2005 2:38



Shakira's Ring Doesn't Fit

Colombian beauty SHAKIRA is forced to wear her engagement ring on the wrong hand because it's too big for her ring finger. The WHENEVER, WHEREVER...

12th December 2005 2:38



Legend Delighted By West's Grammy Nominations

Soul singer JOHN LEGEND is amazed he and mentor KANYE WEST both have eight nominations for next year's (06) Grammy Awards, because the superstar...

12th December 2005 2:38



Williams Wanted For Bond Theme Tune

British pop star ROBBIE WILLIAMS has been approached to sing the theme tune to the next JAMES BOND movie. Veteran singer TONY CHRISTIE has written...

12th December 2005 2:38



Diddy And The Lox Settle Dispute

Rap mogul SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS and THE LOX have settled a music publishing spat which flared up in a furious on-air clash last month (NOV05). Group...

12th December 2005 2:38



Carapetis Out Of Nine Inch Nails

LATEST: Rockers NINE INCH NAILS have sacked drummer ALEX CARAPETIS just two months after hiring him. In October (05), it was announced that...

12th December 2005 2:38



Mccartney: 'Bambi Made Me Fight For Animal Rights'

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY credits classic animated Disney characters BAMBI and DUMBO with spurring him on to champion animal rights. The former BEATLE,...

12th December 2005 2:38



The Things They Say 833

"You can get boobs and blood and incest all in an hour-long programme - every week." SCARLETT JOHANSSON on why she's a fan of the acclaimed TV series...

12th December 2005 2:38



Hopper's Suicide Hell

Former Hollywood hellraiser DENNIS HOPPER considered suicide during the worst of his alcoholism in the 1980s. The veteran star spiralled to the...

12th December 2005 2:38



The Things They Say 832

"With all due respect to the other actresses I've worked with, she's probably the most beautiful woman I've ever met - but accessible too, kinda like...

12th December 2005 2:38



Christopher Lee Questions Wicker Man Remake

British horror movie icon CHRISTOPHER LEE has poured scorn on a planned remake of cult film THE WICKER MAN because he thinks setting the film in...

12th December 2005 2:38



Narnia Knocks Harry Potter From The Top

New fantasy movie THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE has become America's new box office box office champion after...

12th December 2005 2:38



Preston Urges Cruise And Holmes To Get Away

Actress KELLY PRESTON is urging her pal TOM CRUISE and his fiancee KATIE HOLMES to slip out of the limelight for a while. The parents-to-be have...

12th December 2005 2:38



Affleck And Garner Wait To Buy New Family Home

The birth of BEN AFFLECK and JENNIFER GARNER's daughter VIOLET on 1 December (05) has delayed the couple's plans to buy a new house together. The...

12th December 2005 2:38



Theron's Ring Prompts Marriage Questions

MONSTER star CHARLIZE THERON has sparked speculation she's set to marry STUART TOWNSEND after she was spotted wearing a new ring. The South...

12th December 2005 2:38



Lesbian Ex-lover Still Has Feelings For Jolie

ANGELINA JOLIE's former lesbian lover JENNY SHIMIZU still has feelings for the GIRL, INTERRUPTED beauty even though Jolie is now dating Hollywood...

12th December 2005 2:38



Dreamworks Snapped Up By Viacom

Entertainment giant VIACOM has taken over the DREAMWORKS SKG studio in a deal worth $1.6 billion (GBP914 million). Dreamworks was set up in 1994...

12th December 2005 2:38



The Things They Say 831

"I can't be without boots. Past the knee, under the knee, if they are the hottest thing I've ever seen, I have to have them." R+B singer MARY J BLIGE...

12th December 2005 2:38



Lopez's Hair Trauma

JENNIFER LOPEZ's choice of hairstyle for April's (05) Billboard Latin Music Awards has been crowned the biggest hair trauma of the year. The LOVE...

12th December 2005 9:28



The Things They Say 834

"I see all these tapes coming out and it don't make sense. But if I did tape it, I'd probably get an Oscar." Rapper 50 CENT has no plans to film...

12th December 2005 9:28



Shakira Taking History Lessons

Sexy singer SHAKIRA is putting her spare time to good use, by hiring a history professor to give her tutorials on her travel destinations. The...

12th December 2005 9:28



Legend: 'I Would Date Successful Fan'

Soul sensation JOHN LEGEND would consider dating one of his female fans - but only if she didn't idolise him. The ORDINARY PEOPLE singer, who...

12th December 2005 9:28



Shakira Sets Up Home In The Bahamas

Colombian beauty SHAKIRA has set up home in the Caribbean, after buying property in the Bahamas. The sexy singer, 28, and her fiance ANTONIO DE LA...

12th December 2005 9:28



Kravitz Bids For Trump Tower Apartment

Rocker LENNY KRAVITZ has made a bid to buy the $22 million (GBP12.2 million) apartment he has been renting in New York City's Trump International...

12th December 2005 9:28



Estefan Turning To Movies

Latina singing sensation GLORIA ESTEFAN has turned her hand to script writing - creating a plot about pop music in the 1950s which she hopes will...

12th December 2005 9:28



Moby: 'Eminem Has Blood On His Hands'

Outspoken techno artist MOBY has released a chilling warning about misogynistic music to rapper Eminem - telling the hip-hop star: "You have blood on...

12th December 2005 9:28



Fascinating Fact 655

Actress TERI HATCHER's favourite movie of all time is DUSTIN HOFFMAN's 1982 comedy TOOTSIE.

12th December 2005 9:28



Olsen's Early Love For Coffee

Teen actress MARY-KATE OLSEN's fixation with coffee began at an early age - she sneakily gulped down cups of the beverage when she was just 10 years...

12th December 2005 9:28



The Things They Say 835

"I don't even know who she is." PARIS HILTON reacts to news that her former best friend NICOLE RICHIE has broken up with her fiance ADAM 'DJ AM'...

12th December 2005 9:28



Wilson Lives Alongside Transvestites

Hollywood actor LUKE WILSON is having a tough time adjusting to his temporary home in New York City - because his downtown Manhattan neighbourhood is...

12th December 2005 9:28



Hopper: 'I Was In Denial Over Drink'

Recovering alcoholic DENNIS HOPPER allowed himself to descend into a drink-fuelled nightmare because he was convinced it was normal behaviour. ...

12th December 2005 9:28



Brody's Bejewelled King Kong Keepsake

Actor ADRIEN BRODY has an expensive keepsake from his recent KING KONG remake - a custom-made $16,000 (GBP8,800) diamond ring. The Oscar-winning...

12th December 2005 9:28



Mandela Befriends Theron

Oscar-winning actress CHARLIZE THERON is thrilled that her success has afforded her a new friend - former South African President NELSON MANDELA. ...

12th December 2005 9:28



Zellweger Meets Amanpour

Oscar-winning actress RENEE ZELLWEGER got the treat of her life recently, when she met with one of her biggest heroes - veteran broadcast journalist...

12th December 2005 9:28



Baldwin Promotes His Own 'Gay' Movie

Hollywood actor ALEC BALDWIN poked fun at HEATH LEDGER and JAKE GYLLENHAAL's new movie BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, by appearing in a skit promoting his own...

12th December 2005 9:28



Sopranos Creator Honoured

THE SOPRANOS creator DAVID CHASE was awarded the inaugural Governor's Award For Film-Making by Acting New Jersey Governor RICHARD J CODEY on Friday...

12th December 2005 9:28



Miss Iceland Queen Of The World

Global beauty pageant Miss World has been won by a 21-year-old anthropology student from Iceland - the daughter of the country's 1983 beauty queen. ...

12th December 2005 9:28



Klum Wiped From Draw In Iran

Supermodel host HEIDI KLUM was completely cut out of the Iranian broadcast of the soccer World Cup Finals draw in Germany last week (ends09DEC05),...

12th December 2005 14:00



Johansson Slams Paparazzi Stalkers

Hollywood actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON is amazed the paparazzi are allowed to get away with stalking celebrities, and believes their unchecked...

12th December 2005 14:00



Foxx Admits Racial Prejudice

Actor JAMIE FOXX once refused to let more than one white person in his house at any time - because he was so fed up of being treated as a second...

12th December 2005 14:00



Moss Mocks Herself In Virgin Ad

Supermodel KATE MOSS will reportedly mock her recent drug scandal in a new TV commercial for Virgin Mobile. The catwalk queen lost a number of...

12th December 2005 14:00



Spielberg Slammed Over Munich Movie

STEVEN SPIELBERG's movie about the 1972 Munich Olympic Games has been slammed as "superficial" and "pretentious" by Israel's consul-general in Los...

12th December 2005 14:00



Sopranos Star Shot In Police Gunfight

Former SOPRANOS actor LILLO BRANCATO JR was shot and wounded in New York yesterday (11DEC05) during a gun battle that left a policeman dead. ...

12th December 2005 14:00



The Things They Say 836

"Colombian food is really good - and really fattening." SHAKIRA tries to control how much of the local delicacies she feasts on whenever she visits...

12th December 2005 14:00



Thriller Wins Most Memorable Video Accolade

MICHAEL JACKSON's THRILLER has been voted the most memorable music video ever by viewers of MTV show THE BOX. The promo beat out EMINEM's STAN and...

12th December 2005 14:00



Ozzy Can't Read Sharon's Book

OZZY OSBOURNE refuses to read his wife SHARON's recently released autobiography, because he can't bring himself to relive the pain he has put her...

12th December 2005 14:00



Foxx: 'My Music Is Not A Vanity Exercise'

Actor-turned-singer JAMIE FOXX has hit out critics who have blasted his singing career as insincere and self-promoting, claiming he is a serious...

12th December 2005 14:00



Williams 'Split' N*e*r*d To Scare Label

PHARRELL WILLIAMS pretended to break up his rap group N*E*R*D to scare bosses at his record label Virgin. Earlier this year (05), the...

12th December 2005 14:00



Osbourne Offered Cash To Flash

Hellraiser OZZY OSBOURNE was offered thousands of dollars by former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist SLASH to strip off his underwear in front of British...

12th December 2005 14:00



Lennon Film-makers Dogged By Security

A film charting the life of JOHN LENNON's assassin has been criticised as disrespectful for shooting at the location where the former BEATLE was...

12th December 2005 14:00



So Solid Rapper Injured In Prison

British rapper DWAYNE VINCENT has been attacked in a London prison, while awaiting a re-trial on murder charges. The former SO SOLID CREW MC is...

12th December 2005 14:00



Fascinating Fact 657

Comedienne/actress ROSIE O'DONNELL has bought a $850,000 (GBP472,000) one-bedroom apartment at the Lumiere block in Manhattan, New York City.

12th December 2005 14:00



Italians Censor Rome

Italian TV bosses are ruthlessly censoring a British made mini-series about ancient Rome. ROME, which was filmed in the Italian capital, cost $108...

12th December 2005 14:00



Fascinating Fact 656

The four minutes 30 seconds of silence from 1962 screen epic LAWRENCE OF ARABIA is the most requested movie sound effect ever - Britain's Cinesound...

12th December 2005 14:00



Stars Pay Tribute To Richard Pryor

A host of stars have paid tribute to late comedian RICHARD PRYOR, who died on Saturday (10DEC05) aged 65. The funnyman lost his battle with...

12th December 2005 17:18



Stone Is Top Dog

British soul sensation JOSS STONE is the world's top celebrity dog owner, according to a new poll. The YOU HAD ME singer was hailed by readers of...

12th December 2005 17:18



The Things They Say 837

"Once we were doing a TV show in France and there were two dressing rooms - one for Franz Ferdinand and one for Franz Ferdinand's band." FRANZ...

12th December 2005 17:18



Campbell Buys Perfect Whip For Album In Sex Shop

Former BELLE AND SEBASTIAN singer ISOBEL CAMPBELL was so intent on recording a perfect whip sound for her next album she ended up buying the leather...

12th December 2005 17:18



Williams Dreams Of Marital Bliss

PHARRELL WILLIAMS has laughed off claims he's a rap playboy, insisting he'd much rather settle down. The N*E*R*D star refuses to discuss his...

12th December 2005 17:18



Blunt: 'War Cemented My Stage Confidence'

British singer/songwriter JAMES BLUNT never experiences stage fright thanks to his nerve-shredding wartime experiences in Kosovo. Blunt served in...

12th December 2005 17:18



Madonna Continues To Rule Over European Charts

MADONNA's unstoppable winning streak as the queen of pop in Europe continues as she sits atop both the continent's singles and albums charts for the...

12th December 2005 17:18



Flatley Reveals Retirement Plans

Irish dancer MICHAEL FLATLEY can't wait for his energetic career to be over - so he can pile on the pounds and set up a hotel business. The...

12th December 2005 17:18



Michael Attributes Success To Dad's Lack Of Interest

Singer GEORGE MICHAEL attributes his phenomenal success to the lack of belief his father placed in his talents before he became famous. The FAITH...

12th December 2005 17:18



Beckinsale's Curves Boost Love Life

British screen beauty KATE BECKINSALE is revelling in her new-found curves after putting on weight for her latest film CLICK, because the extra...

12th December 2005 17:18



Jake Gyllenhaal Is Sister's Most Brutal Critic

JAKE GYLLENHAAL is brutally honest with his actress sister MAGGIE, and once reduced her to tears by panning one of her early movie performances. ...

12th December 2005 17:18



Black Reveals Troubled Childhood

Hollywood funnyman JACK BLACK was such a hellraising teenager, his parents were forced to withdraw him from school. The SCHOOL OF ROCK star admits...

12th December 2005 17:18



Porn Lover Pleads With Farrell To Release Sex Tape

The nude model who bedded Irish actor COLIN FARRELL has begged him to release the videotape showing them having sex - arguing "it's in our best...

12th December 2005 17:18



Afi Hails Top Films And Tv Of 2005

STEVEN SPIELBERG's movie about a massacre at the 1972 Olympic Games, MUNICH, and blockbuster KING KONG are among the American Film Institute's (AFI)...

12th December 2005 17:18



Firth Presses For Eu Action On Poverty

British actor COLIN FIRTH has petitioned the European Union (EU), urging the organisation to do more to alleviate world poverty. The BRIDGET...

12th December 2005 17:18



Stars Laugh About Pryor's Death At Tribute Night

Late funnyman RICHARD PRYOR was sent off with a few laughs last night (11DEC05) when stars including CHRIS ROCK, DAMON WAYANS and EDDIE MURPHY joined...

12th December 2005 21:28



Clooney's Acclaimed Movie Wins Top Prize

GEORGE CLOONEY's black and white thriller GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK has joined controversial western BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN as the Academy Awards Best...

12th December 2005 21:28



Schwarzenegger Denies Clemency For Williams

LATEST: Former gang leader STANLEY 'TOOKIE' WILLIAMS is set to be put to death, after California Governor ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER decided against...

12th December 2005 21:28



The Things They Say 839

"I hate shopping. I like clothes, but I hate trying them on." Sexy singer SHAKIRA doesn't like to work too hard on her look.

12th December 2005 21:28



Ray Charles Tops Christmas Wish Lists

Late soul legend RAY CHARLES has topped music listeners' wish lists this Christmas for the second year in a row, according to a recent VH1 poll. ...

12th December 2005 21:28



Foxx Jams At Wonder Tribute

Oscar-winning actor JAMIE FOXX was among the well-wishers who gathered to pay tribute to soul veteran STEVIE WONDER on Saturday (10DEC05). RAY...

12th December 2005 21:28



The Things They Say 838

"I received 80,000 cards for Valentine's Day, but I've got a few things to sort out before I'm ready to go into relationships again." Pop superstar...

12th December 2005 21:28



Reba Heads To Vegas

Country queen REBA McENTIRE is the latest star to sign up for dates in Las Vegas, Nevada, after agreeing to spend several weeks next summer (06) at...

12th December 2005 21:28



Prince Recruits Hayek To Direct Video

PRINCE has recruited actress SALMA HAYEK to direct the video for his new track TE AMO CORAZON. The song is the first from Prince's upcoming album...

12th December 2005 21:28



Mariah Carey Makes New Year's Eve History In New York

MARIAH CAREY will kick off 2006 in style with a live performance in New York City's Times Square as part of TV show DICK CLARK's NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN'...

12th December 2005 21:28



Williams Considers Throwing Away His Fortune For Love

British singer ROBBIE WILLIAMS is so desperate to find love he believes he'd have a better chance if he was penniless. The multi-millionaire...

12th December 2005 21:28



Michael's Wham! Depression

GEORGE MICHAEL experienced a period of self-loathing during his final days of performing in WHAM!, because he realised he was gay but was unable to...

12th December 2005 21:28



Ian Brown Bottled Off At Gig

British rocker IAN BROWN was forced to walk off stage during a gig in Belfast, Northern Ireland, last week (ends09DEC05) when fans threw bottles and...

12th December 2005 21:28



The Things They Say 840

"He was a sweet, nice man, unlike the character he played when he performed." BILL COSBY on late comedian RICHARD PRYOR.

12th December 2005 21:28



Meyer Movie In The Works

Cult film-maker RUSS MEYER is set to be the subject of a new movie. Director/producer ROB COHEN and former Revolutions Studios partner TODD GARNER...

12th December 2005 21:28



Johansson Joins Prestige Cast

SCARLETT JOHANSSON has joined the starry cast of CHRISTOPHER NOLAN's new period film THE PRESTIGE, in which she'll play a magician's assistant. ...

12th December 2005 21:28



Moore And Hayek Praise Nobel Peace Laureate

JULIANNE MOORE and SALMA HAYEK have praised this year's (05) Nobel peace laureate for his efforts to curb the spread of nuclear weapons. The...

12th December 2005 21:28



Keaton Plays With Reeves Rumours

DIANE KEATON stunned fans this morning (11DEC05), when she announced she was set to wed Hollywood actor KEANU REEVES. Keaton, 59, appeared on...

12th December 2005 21:28



Brokeback Mountain Sets Records At The Cinema

LATEST: Controversial new western BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN has broken 2005 box office records by scoring the highest per-screen average take for any film...

12th December 2005 21:28


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