2nd February 2006

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Fascinating Fact 931

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN has reportedly found love with a mystery Malibu, California, millionaire as she recovers from the disappearance of her ex-lover...

2nd February 2006 2:55



Sticky Fingaz To Star As Blade

Rapper KIRK 'STICKY FINGAZ' JONES has signed to star as Marvel Comics' vampire slayer BLADE, after Spike TV greenlighted a small screen version of...

2nd February 2006 2:55



Madonna To Wear Gaultier Again

MADONNA is to reunite with French fashion designer JEAN PAUL GAULTIER when she tours this summer (06). The pop superstar has chosen to wear...

2nd February 2006 2:55



Young Slams Brit Awards

British pop star WILL YOUNG has launched a scathing attack on the UK's Brit awards, labelling the high profile event "strange". Despite the ALL...

2nd February 2006 2:55



Davies Lied About Shooting Injuries

THE KINKS star RAY DAVIES told hospital publicists in New Orleans, Louisiana to lie about the severity of his injuries following a shooting incident...

2nd February 2006 2:55



Houston Plotting Comeback

Pop star WHITNEY HOUSTON is heading back to the recording studio next month (MAR06) to put down her first all-new album since 2003. The...

2nd February 2006 2:55



Campbell Attacks Snoop Over Football Fight

Former 2 LIVE CREW star LUTHER CAMPBELL has attacked rapper SNOOP DOGG over his skills as a youth league American football coach, following a team...

2nd February 2006 2:55



Birdman Arrested Over Weapons Charges

Music mogul BRIAN 'BIRDMAN' WILLIAMS is facing weapons and fraudulent driver charges following his arrest in Florida on Sunday (29JAN06). The Cash...

2nd February 2006 2:55



Dark Crystal Set For Sequel

Fantasy puppet film THE DARK CRYSTAL has been given the greenlight for a long-awaited sequel. JIM HENSON's production company will once again...

2nd February 2006 2:55



Banks Faces Up To Her Dolphin Fears

Retired supermodel TYRA BANKS is to launch the second season of her hit US TV talk show by tackling her greatest fear - swimming with dolphins and...

2nd February 2006 2:55



Lost Star Returns To Big Movies In Mcconaughey Film

LATEST: LOST star MATTHEW FOX is teaming up with MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY for his first movie since 1993. The TV hunk and Texan McConaughey will play...

2nd February 2006 2:55



Howard Joins Foster For Revenge Flick

HUSTLE + FLOW Oscar nominee TERRENCE HOWARD has signed on to star opposite JODIE FOSTER in thriller THE BRAVE ONE. Foster plays a woman who...

2nd February 2006 2:55



The Lord Of The Rings Stage Debut Delayed

Fans of the LORD OF THE RINGS were furious on Monday (30JAN06) when producers announced previews of the stage show were to be postponed. Over...

2nd February 2006 2:55



Pesci Caught Up In Odd Punch-up Scandal

Actor JOE PESCI has been caught up in a bizarre new legal scandal after reportedly thumping a fan who tried to take a photo of the MY COUSIN VINNY...

2nd February 2006 2:55



Film And Ballet Star Shearer Dies

THE RED SHOES movie star and ballerina MOIRA SHEARER died on Tuesday (31JAN06). She was 80. The Scottish dancer passed away in Oxford, England,...

2nd February 2006 2:55



Barr Fears Clooney's Naked Picture Could Spoil His Oscars

GEORGE CLOONEY's Oscar nomination success could be overshadowed by a stolen naked picture of the star, taken before he found global fame. The...

2nd February 2006 2:55



Van Patten Recovering After Stroke

Beloved US TV star DICK VAN PATTEN is recovering after suffering a stroke. The 77-year-old EIGHT IS ENOUGH star was taken to Cedar Sinai Medical...

2nd February 2006 2:55



Jolie: 'I Won't Wed Brad'

ANGELINA JOLIE has laughed off reports she's about to wed BRAD PITT in Europe - insisting she won't marry for a third time. In a brief and candid...

2nd February 2006 2:55



The Things They Say 1178

"If you wear this and your woman does not say you smell good, I'll give you a money back guarantee." Rap mogul SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS insists his new...

2nd February 2006 2:55



Cowell's Opera Group Debut At The Top Of Us Charts

British music mogul SIMON COWELL's classical boy band IL DIVO have stunned chart watchers in America by taking their second album to the top of the...

2nd February 2006 2:55



Lydon Blames Himself For Vicious

Former SEX PISTOLS frontman JOHN LYDON blames himself for the problems leading up to the death of band member SID VICIOUS, because he had no chance...

2nd February 2006 9:13



Jailed Cassidy Plans Return

Jailed rapper CASSIDY is already planning his return to the charts, only a week after being sentenced to two years in prison for involuntary...

2nd February 2006 9:13



Minogue In 'Full Remission'

Australian pop superstar KYLIE MINOGUE has beaten breast cancer and is in "full remission", according to her singer sister DANNII. The I BELIEVE...

2nd February 2006 9:13



Fascinating Fact 933

Australian actor HEATH LEDGER was given a parking ticket just hours after hearing he had been nominated for a Best Actor Oscar on Tuesday (31JAN06)....

2nd February 2006 9:13



Bratt Involved In Winfrey Fiasco

Actor BENJAMIN BRATT was left red-faced when OPRAH WINFREY asked him to surprise one of his so-called fans - and she had no idea who he was. The...

2nd February 2006 9:13



Sheridan To Join The Dolls For St Valentine's Day

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN is set to turn the heat up in Las Vegas, Nevada, on St Valentine's Day (14FEB06) when she performs with...

2nd February 2006 9:13



Martin Keeps His Movie Bloopers To Himself

Funnyman STEVE MARTIN insists fans will never see his bloopers on film sets - because he refuses to let TV cameras shoot the proceedings. The...

2nd February 2006 9:13



Fascinating Fact 932

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON film-maker ANG LEE made Oscars history on Tuesday (31JAN06) when he became only the second...

2nd February 2006 9:13



Flockhart Flies High With Ford

INDIANA JONES star HARRISON FORD used his piloting skills to help girlfriend CALISTA FLOCKHART overcome her fear of flying - by taking her up in his...

2nd February 2006 9:13



Waters Roots For Gay Brokeback Movie

Director JOHN WATERS is thrilled gay cowboy romance BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN is up for eight Oscars, because it will change America's perception of gay...

2nd February 2006 9:13



Spielberg Beats Anti-munich Bloggers

STEVEN SPIELBERG was overwhelmed when he discovered he had been nominated for the Best Director Oscar for controversial new movie MUNICH, because it...

2nd February 2006 9:13



Weinstein: 'Us Tv Show Snubbed Dench'

Movie mogul HARVEY WEINSTEIN has accused America's leading daytime TV shows of snubbing the chance to interview DAME JUDI DENCH, because of her...

2nd February 2006 9:13



Kiss: Vacation Goers Are 'Losers'

KISS icon GENE SIMMONS has no desire to take a break from his long-running career, because he believes holidays are a waste of time. The GOD GAVE...

2nd February 2006 9:13



Grohl 'An Outsider' To Drummers

FOO FIGHTERS rocker DAVE GROHL believes his transformation from rhythm king to frontman has lost him respect among fellow drummers. The...

2nd February 2006 9:13



Minnelli Makes Up For Lost Time In The Dance Studio

LIZA MINNELLI spends two hours dancing every single day - because she was once told she'd never be able to hit the dancefloor again. The CABARET...

2nd February 2006 9:13



Burns Will Not Face Charges Over Monkey Coat

LATEST: Eighties pop star PETE BURNS will not be prosecuted over his monkey fur coat, because there is no evidence he smuggled it into England...

2nd February 2006 9:13



The Things They Say 1180

"It was my favourite movie when I was a kid." REBECCA ROMIJN admits she was a huge fan of her fiance JERRY O'CONNELL's film classic STAND BY ME, when...

2nd February 2006 9:13



Fascinating Fact 934

This year (06) is the first time since the 1981 Oscar ceremony that the Best Director and Best Picture categories feature the exact same five...

2nd February 2006 9:13



The Things They Say 1179

"They take pictures of my wife and me in our backyard. We get angry... but we're just more cautious. We like to walk around naked and now I have to...

2nd February 2006 9:13



Dallas Man Tattoos Jolie-pitt Son On His Back

A 42-year-old Texan man has had the face of BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE's adopted son MADDOX tattooed on his back. Dallas resident ANDY BOWLING...

2nd February 2006 9:13



Legend's Song Changes Lives

R+B star JOHN LEGEND believes his hit song ORDINARY PEOPLE can help solve relationship problems. Legend, who penned the ballad with THE BLACK EYED...

2nd February 2006 13:56



Streets' New Album Tells Story

British band THE STREETS' new album will explore the troubled life of lead singer MIKE SKINNER. Skinner, 27, has ditched his narrative style to...

2nd February 2006 13:56



Blur Star's Cartoon To Hit Us Screens

BLUR drummer DAVID ROWNTREE's cartoon creation EMPIRE SQUARE has been snapped up by US cable TV network Fuse. The dark animation series was...

2nd February 2006 13:56



Mclaren Threatened Over Politics Plan

Rock manager MALCOLM McLAREN was threatened by two vicious thugs when he ran for Mayor of London in 2000. The former SEX PISTOLS svengali, 60,...

2nd February 2006 13:56



Tomlin Leads Dove Nominations

Singer CHRIS TOMLIN is leading the nominations at this year's (06) Dove Awards, with nine nods at the forthcoming Christian music ceremony. Tomlin...

2nd February 2006 13:56



Musicians Launch Anti-miming Campaign

British musicians have started a campaign to force miming artists to be 'outed' on TV, claiming it is unfair to audiences when pop stars fake singing...

2nd February 2006 13:56



Conductor Ozawa Ailing

Japanese conductor SEIJI OZAWA has been forced to cancel all his concerts for Austria's Vienna State Opera after he was struck down with a series of...

2nd February 2006 13:56



Lydon Blasts Late Clash Rocker

JOHN LYDON has slammed late punk contemporary JOE STRUMMER as a hypocrite for preaching a socialism while living a posh lifestyle. The SEX PISTOLS...

2nd February 2006 13:56



Fascinating Fact 936

GLADIATOR beauty CONNIE NIELSEN will replace MARISKA HARGITAY in six upcoming episodes of cop drama LAW + ORDER: SVU while the show regular takes...

2nd February 2006 13:56



The Things They Say 1181

"We've been talking about taking it to Broadway and calling it JACKOFF." JOHNNY KNOXVILLE jokes about turning prank show JACKASS into a New York...

2nd February 2006 13:56



Barr Hails Power To Rivers

Sitcom queen ROSEANNE BARR has praised comedienne JOAN RIVERS for having the courage to undergo so much plastic surgery. The ROSEANNE star, who...

2nd February 2006 13:56



Campbell To Play Satan

British supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL will play the Devil in upcoming film THE CALL. The hot-tempered beauty will star opposite JOHN MALKOVICH, who...

2nd February 2006 13:56



Fascinating Fact 935

WOODY ALLEN scored his 14th Oscar nomination for writing the screenplay for MATCH POINT. He holds the record for most nominations in the...

2nd February 2006 13:56



Pitt World's Sexiest Man

Hollywood star BRAD PITT has been voted the world's sexiest man in a poll by British women's magazine New Woman. The sexy TROY star beat out...

2nd February 2006 13:56



Indian Star Blasts Maxim

Indian actress KHUSHBOO has lashed out against men's magazine Maxim after the publication ran a fake photo of her in a tiny swimsuit. The 1990s...

2nd February 2006 13:56



Baumbach Thought He'd Missed Out On Nomination

THE SQUID AND THE WHALE writer/director NOAH BAUMBACH was terrified when he woke up at 8.50am (PST) on Tuesday (31JAN06) without any news of an Oscar...

2nd February 2006 13:56



Watts: 'I'm British'

Hollywood star NAOMI WATTS insists she is British, despite the media's decision to label her Australian. The HONG KONG actress lived in England...

2nd February 2006 13:56



Geisha Officially Banned In China

LATEST: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA will not be screened in China indefinitely, despite attempts by the film's distributor to overturn the ban. Chinese...

2nd February 2006 13:56



Basic Instinct Sequel R-rated

The sequel to erotic thriller BASIC INSTINCT has been given an R rating in the US, after several sexy scenes were cut. BASIC INSTINCT 2: RISK...

2nd February 2006 13:56



Herzog Helped Phoenix From Car Wreckage

LATEST: Oscar-nominee JOAQUIN PHOENIX was rescued from his car wreck last week (26JAN06) by German cult director WERNER HERZOG. The 31-year-old...

2nd February 2006 13:56



Flaming Lips Influenced By Black Sabbath

FLAMING LIPS frontman WAYNE COYNE attributes his band's new "scary"rock band image to OZZY OSBOURNE's BLACK SABBATH. The rocker explains how...

2nd February 2006 17:36



Mclaren: 'Pistols Stopped My Waxwork Plan'

Punk svengali MALCOLM McLAREN has blasted his former band the SEX PISTOLS for acting like "girls" after they snubbed his plan to burn waxworks of THE...

2nd February 2006 17:36



Poison Idea Rocker Roberts Dies

Veteran POISON IDEA rocker THOMAS 'PIG CHAMPION' ROBERTS has died. He was 47. Roberts, a founding member of the punk band, died at his home in...

2nd February 2006 17:36



System Of A Down Rocker Going Solo

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist/vocalist DARON MALAKIAN will record a solo album once his band wraps up touring their hit albums MEZMERIZE/HYPNOTIZE. ...

2nd February 2006 17:36



Ray Davies' Alter Ego

Sixties rock legend RAY DAVIES has an alter ego he blames for all his past indiscretions. The 61-year-old credits 'MAX' with helping him escape...

2nd February 2006 17:36



Lachey Fights Paedophiles

Former boyband hunk NICK LACHEY has joined forces with a anti-child abuse charity after learning internet paedophiles use his name to attract...

2nd February 2006 17:36



Mccartney And Clarkson To Perform At Grammys

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY and AMERICAN IDOL winner KELLY CLARKSON have been added to the line-up for the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on 8 February (06). ...

2nd February 2006 17:36



Love Fails To Have Assault Case Thrown Out

Troubled rocker COURTNEY LOVE has failed to have a civil suit accusing her of assault thrown out of court. The former HOLE frontwoman had pleaded...

2nd February 2006 17:36



Watts Passes Unnoticed

Hollywood star NAOMI WATTS is never recognised in public, because she looks so different from her movie roles. After roles in MULHOLLAND DRIVE, 21...

2nd February 2006 17:36



The Things They Say 1182

"I'm ashamed to admit that for a minute or two I wanted to keep my money all for myself, and oppress dark-skinned people as my low paid servants, but...

2nd February 2006 17:36



Phoenix Starts Filming

The fifth movie in the blockbusting HARRY POTTER series - THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX - will start shooting next week (begs06FEB06). DANIEL...

2nd February 2006 17:36



Fascinating Fact 937

British Royal QUEEN ELIZABETH II will celebrate her 80th birthday by inviting 3,000 children to a themed garden party at Buckingham Palace. The party...

2nd February 2006 17:36



Altman: 'I'm Not Stopping'

Veteran film-maker ROBERT ALTMAN has vowed to carry on making movies well into his 80s, so he can battle the Hollywood trends he believes are killing...

2nd February 2006 17:36



Bean Places Patriotism Over Co-stars

British actor SEAN BEAN has turned his back on NORTH COUNTRY co-star CHARLIZE THERON by announcing he will be rooting for her English rivals at the...

2nd February 2006 17:36



Theron: 'I Have No Hope'

Oscar-winning actress CHARLIZE THERON is convinced she will miss out on a second Best Actress Academy Award at next month's (MAR06) Oscars. The...

2nd February 2006 17:36



Adamson Starts Filming Prince Caspian

LATEST: Director ADAM ADAMSON has secured the four young stars of THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE to start filming...

2nd February 2006 17:36



Moss Flees Britain After Questioning

LATEST: Supermodel KATE MOSS has sparked further speculation she is planning to quit Britain for good - she has left the country just 48 hours after...

2nd February 2006 17:36



Billy(club) Idol

American Idol mowed down its opposition again Wednesday night, drawing a 17.3 rating and a 27 share in the 8:00 p.m. hour, beating the ratings of...

2nd February 2006 18:27



Cbs Bypasses The Middleman

CBS announced plans Wednesday to bypass Apple's iTunes Music Store and sell copies of its Survivor: Panama series directly from its own website for...

2nd February 2006 18:27



Passed Over By Cbs, Roberts Passes Over To Cnn

In yet another high-echelon shake-up at a network news division, CBS White House correspondent John Roberts, once regarded as a possible heir...

2nd February 2006 18:27



A & E Scores With Drama About Terrorist Hijacking

A&E's Monday-night telecast of Flight 93, about the 9/11 terrorist hijacking of a plane that they reportedly hoped to fly into the White House or...

2nd February 2006 18:27



Britney Spears To Play Christian Fundamentalist

In yet another maneuver certain to outrage Christian conservatives, NBC has cast Britney Spears as a Christian fundamentalist who tries to convert...

2nd February 2006 18:27



On The One Hand, The Super Bowl; On The Other, Liza

In what amounts to "alternative programming" of the first magnitude, Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio will feature a two-hour interview with Liza...

2nd February 2006 18:27



Dish And Lifetime Make Peace

Echostar's DISH network and Lifetime Television have resolved their rancorous dispute, and Lifetime has been restored to the satellite service, the...

2nd February 2006 18:27



Paris Hired To Interview Celebs At British Music Awards

Britain's ITV has hired Paris Hilton to perform red-carpet duties at the Feb. 15 Brit Awards, the country's top music awards ceremonies. Hilton,...

2nd February 2006 18:28



Take That, Carl Icahn!

Time Warner produced some heavy ammunition Wednesday to defend itself in its battle with dissident shareholder Carl Icahn -- a fourth-quarter...

2nd February 2006 18:28



Pink-slip Time At Paramount, Dreamworks

The merger of Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks will result in the firing of about 240 people, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday)....

2nd February 2006 18:28



Brokeback A Hit In Montana

Contradicting predictions by commentators that Brokeback Mountain would not attract ticket buyers in red-state strongholds like Montana, the film...

2nd February 2006 18:28



Baker Back To Boozing

Actor SIMON BAKER's drinking habit have escalated, since he moved back to his native Australia. THE RING TWO star has been living in the US for...

2nd February 2006 21:21



Model Moving On From Moss Deception

LATEST: Model JESSIE LEONARD has hooked up with STAR WARS actor JOEL EDGERTON weeks after model KATE MOSS stole her boyfriend. The 23-year-old...

2nd February 2006 21:21



Hatcher's Dress Disaster

Actress TERI HATCHER suffered a fashion disaster minutes before she was set to hit the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards red carpet on Sunday...

2nd February 2006 21:21



Madsen Favourite To Play Indiana Jones' Girl

SIDEWAYS star VIRGINIA MADSEN so impressed co-star HARRISON FORD in new thriller FIREWALL, she's now the frontrunner to play his love interest in the...

2nd February 2006 21:21



Hilton Fighting For Her Personal Possessions

Socialite PARIS HILTON is fighting for the return of storage items she claims were illegally seized and sold at auction. The hotel heiress learned...

2nd February 2006 21:21



Richie Sick Of Eating Disorder Claims

THE SIMPLE LIFE star NICOLE RICHIE has blasted rumours she is suffering an eating disorder, claiming she is naturally skinny and her shortness makes...

2nd February 2006 21:21



Helloween Hint At Reunion

German metallers HELLOWEEN have hinted at a reunion in the upcoming months with former members KAI HANSEN and MICHAEL KISKE. Guitarist Hansen left...

2nd February 2006 21:21



Fascinating Fact 938

New Orleans, Louisiana jazz great DR JOHN is to pay tribute to beloved songwriter JOHNNY MERCER on a new album. MERCENARY: THE SONGS OF JOHNNY MERCER...

2nd February 2006 21:21



Smoky Berlin Baffles Death Cab For Cutie

Cult US band DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE struggled to complete a live show in Berlin yesterday (01FEB06), because of the smoky atmosphere at the venue in the...

2nd February 2006 21:21



Johnson Embarrassed By Grammy Nomination

Singer/songwriter JACK JOHNSON is embarrassed by his Best Pop Vocalist nomination at this month's (FEB06) Grammy Awards because he thinks he has a...

2nd February 2006 21:21



Aerosmith's Perry Wants To Play In Space

AEROSMITH guitarist JOE PERRY is eyeing up a new venue to make the band's next live show stratospheric - outer space. The veteran rocker feels he...

2nd February 2006 21:21



Legend: West Helped Sell My Album

Singer/songwriter JOHN LEGEND insists rapper KANYE WEST is responsible for the phenomenal success of his debut album GET LIFTED. Legend, who has...

2nd February 2006 21:21



Fugees Reteam For Free Show

Reformed hip-hop supergroup the FUGEES are set to bring Hollywood to a standstill next week (06FEB06) when they perform a free street concert. ...

2nd February 2006 21:21



Jolie To Star With Manson?

LATEST: Shock rocker MARILYN MANSON has offered mum-to-be ANGELINA JOLIE a part in his new movie. The controversial musician is set to write,...

2nd February 2006 21:21



The Things They Say 1183

"I'll be at the kid's table with the flower girls, eating frozen yogurt." DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star MARCIA CROSS reveals her wedding reception...

2nd February 2006 21:21



Figgis' Sexy Ad

Director MIKE FIGGIS has shot a sexy eight-minute advertisement for lingerie label Agent Provocateur - but insists pornography revolts him. The...

2nd February 2006 21:21



Fascinating Fact 939

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES characters TOM and LYNETTE SCAVO have been named the most realistic married couple on television, according to an online poll by...

2nd February 2006 21:21


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