2nd January 2006

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Spears Set For 2006 Slump

BRITNEY SPEARS's popularity will plummet in 2006, according to a new survey which rates consumer attitudes towards brands and celebrities in the...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Black Eyed Peas' La New Year's Eve Party Cancelled

Organisers of Los Angeles' biggest year-end street party were forced to cancel the celebrations on New Year's Eve (31DEC05) due to torrential rain. ...

2nd January 2006 9:42



In Her Shoes Tops Movie Poll

CAMERON DIAZ's 2005 movie IN HER SHOES has topped a new Best Film list, beating KING KONG and WOODY ALLEN's MATCH POINT. The hit movie, which also...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Thurman Sings

UMA THURMAN is thrilled movie bosses kept her real singing voice in the new movie version of musical THE PRODUCERS. The actress worked tirelessly...

2nd January 2006 9:42



The Sopranos Star Slims Down

THE SOPRANOS star JOSEPH GANNASCOLI is sporting a slimmer figure in the latest series of the hit gangster show, despite his passion for food. The...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Desperate Dad Affleck Signs Nappy Deal With A Kiss

BEN AFFLECK had to sell off his lips when he realised he'd dashed out for nappies without his wallet just before Christmas (05). The movie star...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Rhys Meyers Quits Drinking For Gym Life

Irish actor JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS has given up alcohol after becoming addicted to working out at his local gym. The MATCH POINT star spends over...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Parker: 'Thank Sex For Desperate Housewives'

SARAH JESSICA PARKER thinks fans of hit TV drama DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES should thank the cast and crew of SEX AND THE CITY for helping to get the hit...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Curtis: 'Monroe Became A Star When She Turned Stupid'

SOME LIKE IT HOT star TONY CURTIS credits ex-lover MARILYN MONROE's transparent shirts and "stupid woman" act for her iconic status - because she was...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Child Star Bell Injured In Car Crash

US child star DRAKE BELL spent New Year recovering from a fractured neck after he was involved in a car accident in California. The star of...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Bouvier Plans Maternal New Year

SIMPLE PLAN rocker PIERRE BOUVIER is promising to be nicer to his mother in 2006 and he's making it his New Year's resolution. The singer concedes...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Fascinating Fact 731

Rapper NAS will feature on his wife KELIS' forthcoming album THE PUPPETEER, which is due for release early this year (06). The star also appeared on...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Wedding Memories As Paltrow And Martin Went Cruisin'

COLDPLAY star CHRIS MARTIN and his actress wife GWYNETH PALTROW once duetted on her hit CRUISIN' at a pal's 2003 wedding. Paltrow's best friend...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Braxton Chooses To Forget About 2002 Album Flop

UNBREAK MY HEART singer TONI BRAXTON insists her last album, MORE THAN A WOMAN, is like a bad ex-boyfriend - she'd prefer to pretend it never...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Anastacia: 'Music Was My Third Choice'

Music was ANASTACIA's third choice career - after she missed out on careers as an archeologist and a psychologist. The American admits she never...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Austin Sheds 120 Pounds After Gastric Bypass

Singing legend PATTI AUSTIN is ringing in the New Year (06) with a completely different look after shedding 120 pounds (54.4 kilograms) following a...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Fascinating Fact 734

Teenage actress EVAN RACHEL WOOD is so devoted to BILLY ELLIOT star JAMIE BELL, she has had a tiny 'J' tattooed on her ankle.

2nd January 2006 9:42



Monaghan's Beatles Tattoo

LOST star DOMINIC MONAGHAN is such a huge fan of THE BEATLES, he has had lyrics from one of their most famous hits tattooed on his arm. The actor...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Fascinating Fact 733

Movie veteran FAYE DUNAWAY is set to play a former showgirl in an upcoming episode of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION.

2nd January 2006 9:42



Huffman Thanks Exacting Teachers

FELICITY HUFFMAN credits harsh drama teachers with making her a successful actress, because she was once a hopeless amateur. The DESPERATE...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Fascinating Fact 732

The original title of British actor HUGH LAURIE's hit US medical drama HOUSE was CHASING ZEBRAS, CIRCLING THE DRAIN.

2nd January 2006 9:42



Moore's Daughters Credit Mother's Style

DEMI MOORE's daughters rarely leave the house without getting style tips from their famous mother, because she inspires them to look their best at...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Moore's Horror Movie Driving Terrors

Actress JULIANNE MOORE was terrified when she learned her character had to drive in her first movie role, because she'd never sat behind the wheel of...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Herzigova Plans To Direct Her Life Story

Supermodel EVA HERZIGOVA is set to make her feature film directorial debut by taking charge of a new movie about her life. The Czech Republic...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Black Losing Control Of His Ocd

Movie funnyman JACK BLACK is struggling to keep his obsessive compulsive disorder under control - he even instructs friends on how to knock on his...

2nd January 2006 9:42



Fascinating Fact 737

Australian pop superstar KYLIE MINOGUE has launched her own email service at Kylie.com.

2nd January 2006 14:02



Braxton Likes Being Short Because It Baffles Men

Soul star TONI BRAXTON finds she can often go unnoticed in clubs and bars because no one believes she's as short as she is. The UNBREAK MY HEART...

2nd January 2006 14:02



Fascinating Fact 736

Mercedes-Benz was the most rapped about brand in hip-hop in 2005. The German car manufacturer managed 100 mentions in hip-hop songs, beating out...

2nd January 2006 14:02



Ward And Eminem Top UK Charts

THE X FACTOR winner SHAYNE WARD has topped the UK singles chart for a second week running with his debut single THAT'S MY GOAL. A week after...

2nd January 2006 14:02



Fascinating Fact 735

TLC star TIONNE 'T-BOZ' WATKINS' uncle is married to her late bandmate LISA 'LEFT EYE' LOPES' mother.

2nd January 2006 14:02



Madonna And Robbie Top Euro Charts

MADONNA single HUNG UP reigns supreme in the European singles chart for a seventh successive week. The track has held off festive challenges from...

2nd January 2006 14:02



Cullum Battles Record Company For Creative Control

Multi-million-selling jazz singer JAMIE CULLUM is fighting his record label for total creative freedom on his next album. The THESE ARE THE DAYS...

2nd January 2006 14:02



Stones' Us Tour Most Successful Of All Time

THE ROLLING STONES have smashed US touring records - their 2005 BIGGER BANG circuit of North America is the most successful US concert tour of all...

2nd January 2006 14:02



Lennon Caught In Plane Flame Drama

SEAN LENNON was among 300 passengers left in a state of panic when a Boeing 747 was forced to make an emergency landing at New York City's JFK...

2nd January 2006 14:02



Jones Knighted In New Year Honours List

Welsh singer TOM JONES has been awarded a knighthood for services to music in British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II's annual New Year Honours list. ...

2nd January 2006 14:02



Obie Trice Shot

US rapper OBIE TRICE was shot on New Year's Eve (31DEC05) while driving in his car in Detroit, Michigan. The hip-hop star, who is signed to...

2nd January 2006 14:02



The Things They Say 935

"Sex is something you can become good at, like fencing." Movie veteran TONY CURTIS insists practice makes perfect when it comes to lovemaking.

2nd January 2006 14:02



Nixon + Hennessy Fought Anderson For Scully

SEX + THE CITY star CYNTHIA NIXON and CROSSING JORDAN actress JILL HENNESSY were among those considered for the role of AGENT DANA SCULLY in THE...

2nd January 2006 14:02



Miller's A Karaoke Queen

Actress SIENNA MILLER is a karaoke queen - but don't ask her to sing DOLLY PARTON's hits. The ALFIE star insists she doesn't need to be drunk when...

2nd January 2006 14:02



Fascinating Fact 738

Movie funnyman JACK BLACK's new girlfriend TANYA is the daughter of jazz great CHARLIE HADEN.

2nd January 2006 14:02



Paltrow Gets Serious About Her Jewish Roots

GWYNETH PALTROW has started taking her Jewish roots seriously after missing out on two years of fasting during the religion's high holy days. The...

2nd January 2006 14:02



Fendi Gave Sex + The City Some Style

SARAH JESSICA PARKER credits fashion house Fendi with giving SEX + THE CITY a style boost, because before they offered to loan costume designer...

2nd January 2006 14:02



Arquette Keeps It In The Family

PATRICIA ARQUETTE is set to team up with her older brother RICHMOND for the first time in 30 years on hit new US TV drama MEDIUM, and she hopes the...

2nd January 2006 14:02



Milano Suffers Hair Removal Hell

Actress ALYSSA MILANO is bracing herself for more laser hair removal in 2006 because she admits the treatment is the most painful experience she's...

2nd January 2006 14:02



The Office Star Davis Hospitalised For Kidney Failure

THE OFFICE star LUCY DAVIS was rushed to hospital over the Christmas period with suspected kidney failure. The 32-year-old, who plays receptionist...

2nd January 2006 14:02



Moss Photographed With 'New Beau'

Supermodel KATE MOSS is reportedly in love again after being photographed in an intimate embrace with a young man on the ski slopes of Aspen,...

2nd January 2006 14:02



Warrant Issued For British Actor's Arrest

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of British actor JAKE ABRAHAM after he failed to attend a court hearing on charges of stealing a car. The...

2nd January 2006 14:02



Widows Endorse Munich

STEVEN SPIELBERG's new movie MUNICH has been endorsed by the widows of two of the Israeli competitors killed by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972...

2nd January 2006 14:02



Actor Cranshaw Dies

Veteran character actor PATRICK CRANSHAW, who appeared in movies including OLD SCHOOL and BONNIE AND CLYDE, has died of natural causes at the age of...

2nd January 2006 17:12



Culkin Asked To Reveal Jackson Secrets On Big Brother

Actor MACAULAY CULKIN has signed up to be a contestant on the new series of British reality show CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER - and TV bosses are hoping he...

2nd January 2006 17:12



The Things They Say 936

"I was watching ALFIE one day and they said, 'That's you Lee.' They started calling me Alfie after that because his style and they way he's cheeky...

2nd January 2006 17:12



Geldof Given Special Gift By Neighbours

SIR BOB GELDOF was presented with a very special Christmas gift by his friends and neighbours in recognition of his high profile charity work. The...

2nd January 2006 17:12



Britney Is An Eco-friendly Mother

Motherhood has turned BRITNEY SPEARS into an environmentally friendly pop star. The singer claims her role has parent has spurred her to care more...

2nd January 2006 17:12



Mtv Split With Pimp My Ride Makeover Experts

The future of rapper XZIBIT's hit MTV show PIMP MY RIDE has been thrown into doubt after the company carrying out the car makeovers pulled out over...

2nd January 2006 17:12



West Had Never Heard Of Bassey

KANYE WEST has hit back in the row over his sampling of DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY's DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER JAMES BOND theme, insisting he had never heard of...

2nd January 2006 17:12



Cowell Fumes At Beckham's Claims

THE X FACTOR creator SIMON COWELL has hit out at VICTORIA BECKHAM's claims she was asked to judge the next series of the British TV talent show. ...

2nd January 2006 17:12



Gibb's Daughter Tells Story Of Father's Alcohol Fuelled Years

MAURICE GIBB's daughter SAMANTHA has spoken about growing up with an alcoholic father for the first time, three years after his sudden death in...

2nd January 2006 17:12



Bono Feared Charity Work Would Destroy U2

Rocker BONO feared he would be kicked out of U2 because of his obsession with curing poverty in the developing world. The Irish singer has used...

2nd January 2006 17:12



Agony Of Stewart's Ignored Child

ROD STEWART's daughter SARAH STREETER was plunged into emotional turmoil when she saw pictures of her father's new baby ALASTAIR, because he still...

2nd January 2006 17:12



Fascinating Fact 740

JACK BLACK and SCHOOL OF ROCK writer MIKE WHITE have a production company called BLACK + WHITE. Black's new movie NACHO LIBRE is the project's first...

2nd January 2006 17:12



Huffman: 'I Turned Down Free Boob Job'

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star FELICITY HUFFMAN turned down a free boob job, because she loves her breasts just the way they are. The 43-year-old wants...

2nd January 2006 17:12



The Things They Say 937

"I don't know why I go out with pitchers. Maybe because I'm fascinated by the fact that these guys can stand up there in front of 40 or 50,000 people...

2nd January 2006 17:12



The Wire Actor De Angelis Dies

THE WIRE star RICHARD DE ANGELIS has died of congestive heart failure at his home in Silver Spring, Maryland. He was 73. De Angelis, who played...

2nd January 2006 17:12



Fascinating Fact 739

Avid movie fans have spotted 41 continuity errors in Hollywood blockbuster KING KONG - making it the fifth most mistake-filled film of 2005,...

2nd January 2006 17:12



Arnie With Sly On Rocky Set

California Governor and Hollywood star ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER visited SYLVESTER STALLONE on the set of his sixth ROCKY movie last month (DEC05) -...

2nd January 2006 17:12



Carrey Fumes At Simpson And Hilton

Movie star JIM CARREY has hit out at PARIS HILTON and JESSICA SIMPSON over their willingness to sell their secrets to boost their fame. The MASK...

2nd January 2006 17:12



Hedberg's Death Caused By Drug Toxicity

Comedian MITCH HEDBERG died of "multiple drug toxicity," according to Spin magazine and reports filed by the New Jersey medical examiner's office. ...

2nd January 2006 17:12



Sewell Dumped By Wife

British actor RUFUS SEWELL has been ditched by his wife of under two years for a restaurant tycoon. Sewell, 38, and 27 year old AMY GARDNER only...

2nd January 2006 17:12



Klein Laughs Off Holmes Baby Gift Reports

KATIE HOLMES former fiance CHRIS KLEIN insists he won't be sending any gifts when her baby is born - because she is part of his past. Klein, who...

2nd January 2006 17:12



Narnia Takes Over At The Top Of The Us Box Office

Fantasy film THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH + THE WARDROBE has kicked off 2006 at the top of the US box office. After being toppled...

2nd January 2006 21:02



Winslet Set For Daisy Scarlett?

KATE WINSLET has become the new favourite to play superspy DAISY SCARLETT in a new movie after original choice NAOMI WATTS considers a BOND girl...

2nd January 2006 21:02



Crash Claims African American Critics' Best Film Prize

Gritty drama CRASH has claimed yet another top film award after the African American Critics Association named the drama its Movie of the Year. ...

2nd January 2006 21:02



Renfro Hearing Delayed As Actor Seeks Rehab Help

LATEST: The arraignment hearing of BRAD RENFRO has been rescheduled as the actor attempts to kick his heroin habit in rehab. The GHOST WORLD star...

2nd January 2006 21:02



Lost Star To Plead Guilty

LATEST: LOST star CYNTHIA WATROS plans to plead guilty to drink driving charges when she returns to court in Oahu, Hawaii next week (12JAN06),...

2nd January 2006 21:02



Reagan Shooter Hinckley Jr Allowed To Go Home

The man who shot movie star-turned US President RONALD REAGAN in 1981, has received a New Year's gift from a federal judge in Washington DC - the...

2nd January 2006 21:02



Fascinating Fact 741

Rapper TRINA is the latest star to launch a fragrance line - her new floral scent is called Diamond Princess and will be handed out at shows in 2006....

2nd January 2006 21:02



Imagine Britain's Favourite Song

JOHN LENNON's iconic track IMAGINE has been named the UK's number one song in a poll conducted by Virgin Radio. It beat out competition from THE...

2nd January 2006 21:02



Jerkins Keen To Lose 100 Pounds

Top R+B producer RODNEY JERKINS is planning to shed the pounds in 2006 and has recruited a personal chef and trainer to help him lose weight. The...

2nd January 2006 21:02



Ashcroft Sees Parton Performing His Hits

Former THE VERVE frontman RICHARD ASHCROFT is convinced buxom country singer DOLLY PARTON will sing his songs after he retires. The BITTERSWEET...

2nd January 2006 21:02



Kelly Loves Dad Ozzy's 'Bunker'

Rocker KELLY OSBOURNE has taken to sleeping in her father's 'bunker' room because it's the darkest room in the family's house. The singer insists...

2nd January 2006 21:02



Kaiser Chief Eyes Neighbours Role

KAISER CHIEFS frontman RICKY WILSON is eyeing a walk-on part in Australian soap opera NEIGHBOURS. The I PREDICT A RIOT rocker, who insists years...

2nd January 2006 21:02



Bobby Brown's Dad Lands Tv Deal?

R+B star BOBBY BROWN's father is set to follow his son onto TV after signing up to star in a new reality show. POP BROWN, who featured in his...

2nd January 2006 21:02



Rain Doesn't Dampen Braxton + Rimes' Parade

TONI BRAXTON and LEANN RIMES braved torrential rain to light up the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, California this morning (02JAN06). The two...

2nd January 2006 21:02



The Things They Say 938

"If it were up to me I'd have 10. It's so easy... I mean making 'em." Mother-of-two TEA LEONI dreams of a big family.

2nd January 2006 21:02



Fascinating Fact 742

SMALLVILLE villain JOHN GLOVER has signed up to play SKELETOR in movie maker JOHN WOO's film version of HE-MAN.

2nd January 2006 21:02



Life Of Brian Voted Best Comedy Film

MONTY PYTHON classic THE LIFE OF BRIAN has been voted the Best Comedy Film of all time in a poll carried out by UK television network Channel 4. ...

2nd January 2006 21:02



Chan + Devito Blow The Whistle On Soccer Film

JACKIE CHAN and DANNY DeVITO are set to be the stars of a new soccer movie, which is to be shot and released in time for the World Cup finals this...

2nd January 2006 21:02


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