20th February 2006

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The Things They Say 1372

"She would be great, but she's going to have a helluva boob job." DOLLY PARTON jokes WALK THE LINE star REESE WITHERSPOON would have to undergo...

20th February 2006 3:21



William Cowsill Dies

WILLIAM COWSILL, part of the sixties singing COWSILLS family, has died at the age of 58. Cowsill lost a battle with emphysema, osteoporosis, and...

20th February 2006 3:21



The Things They Say 1371

"America should deport him immediately, England needs him." THE PRODIGY star LIAM HOWLETT is convinced outspoken SEX PISTOLS star JOHN LYDON should...

20th February 2006 3:21



Suge Files Suit Against Imprisoned Drug Dealer

Rap mogul MARION 'SUGE' KNIGHT is suing an incarcerated drug dealer for fraud and conspiracy, claiming his foe tried to extort money from him. The...

20th February 2006 3:21



Nelson Entertains Injured Troops

WILLIE NELSON paid tribute to soldiers injured in Iraq during a free gig he performed for patients at an army hospital in Texas on Friday...

20th February 2006 3:21



Stones Gig Stays Crime Free

LATEST: The huge police presence at the free ROLLING STONES concert in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday (18FEB06) night paid off - only 10 of the...

20th February 2006 3:21



Federline Hits Back At Critics

KEVIN FEDERLINE has attacked the media's "unfair" portrayal of him, insisting wife BRITNEY SPEARS would never tolerate the marijuana-smoking abusive...

20th February 2006 3:21



Beyonce Targetted By Anti-fur Campaigners

BEYONCE KNOWLES is being bombarded with hate mail from animal rights protesters angered by her fashion label House Of Dereon's use of chinchilla,...

20th February 2006 3:21



Bee Gees Brothers Reunite

Feuding BEE GEES brothers BARRY and ROBIN GIBB reunited on stage for the first time since their brother MAURICE died on Saturday night (18FEB06). ...

20th February 2006 3:21



The Things They Say 1378

"40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN and CAPOTE in the same year - who does that." THANDIE NEWTON pays tribute to CATHERINE KEENER, who she beat to the Best...

20th February 2006 3:21



The Things They Say 1377

"This is just amazing. I was just so delighted to be nominated alongside all the proper films tonight, I never thought I'd be up here." Oscar-winning...

20th February 2006 3:21



The Things They Say 1376

"It stands for Huffman" WILLIAM H MACY jokily explains the 'H' in his name - in light of his wife FELICITY HUFFMAN's Oscar nomination for...

20th February 2006 3:21



The Things They Say 1375

"It's just a pleasure to be a part of this movie and I can't even believe I've got this for it." JAKE GYLLENHAAL after scooping the Best Supporting...

20th February 2006 3:21



The Things They Say 1374

"My girlfriend MIMI O'DONNELL is here. I want to say I love her and she looks really hot tonight. Catherine Keener's here... and she looks hot."...

20th February 2006 3:21



Lee Praises British Support

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN director ANG LEE paid tribute to British judges after the movie picked up four awards at the BAFTAs. The controversial movie is...

20th February 2006 3:21



Bafta Stars Brave British Weather

Hollywood glamour had to contend with traditional British rainy weather at the BAFTAs as attending stars dodged puddles outside London's Odeon...

20th February 2006 3:21



Puttnam: 'Clooney Should Have Been Best Director'

LORD PUTTNAM insisted GEORGE CLOONEY should have been named Best Director when he picked up his Academy Fellowship Award at this evening's BAFTAs. ...

20th February 2006 3:21



Wright Surprised By Knightley Snub

PRIDE + PREJUDICE director JOE WRIGHT expressed his surprise at KEIRA KNIGHTLEY's snub at the BAFTAs tonight (19FEB06). Wright, who won the The...

20th February 2006 3:21



Brokeback Scores Baftas Quadruple

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN was the big winner at tonight's (19FEB06) Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), scooping Best Film, Best Director, Best...

20th February 2006 3:21



The Things They Say 1373

"It's great to see him get the respect and the admiration that he deserves. I'm incredibly proud." NICK LACHEY pays tribute to his brother DREW, who...

20th February 2006 3:21



Sayer's Thunder Still Rolling

Seventies singer LEO SAYER tops the UK singles chart for a second week as his unlikely comeback gains momentum after a 29-year hiatus. The...

20th February 2006 3:21



Fascinating Fact 1039

Oscar nominee TERRENCE HOWARD is in talks to play both boxer JOE LOUIS and late funk icon RICK JAMES in two upcoming biopics.

20th February 2006 3:21



Disney Takes Dog Story To The Top

Disney has served up another shock at the US box office by taking EIGHT BELOW to the top. The PAUL WALKER-starring adventure narrowly took the top...

20th February 2006 3:21



The Things They Say 1381

"Children are very good at keeping you grounded. They'll throw up on your shoes before an awards ceremony." Actress REESE WITHERSPOON's children...

20th February 2006 3:21



Godfather Actor Dies

THE GODFATHER actor RICHARD BRIGHT has been killed by a bus in New York City. He was 68. Bright played AL PACINO's character MICHAEL CORLEONE's...

20th February 2006 3:21



Fascinating Fact 1038

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY has an interesting party trick - she can play BURT BACHARACH's RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD on her teeth.

20th February 2006 3:21



Spike Lee Attacks All-white Hollywood

Outspoken movie-maker SPIKE LEE has attacked the Hollywood studios for not including African-Americans as executives. The MALCOLM X director is...

20th February 2006 3:21



The Things They Say 1380

"And I must admit I'm disappointed I didn't get nominated for my choreography from MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA." GEORGE CLOONEY jokes about his four...

20th February 2006 3:21



Designer Cavalli Facing Jail

Leading fashion designer ROBERTO CAVALLI could face jail if he is found guilty of tax fraud charges. Cavalli, who is close friends with MADONNA...

20th February 2006 3:21



Clooney Teases Press About Pitt And Jolie Wedding Rumours

GEORGE CLOONEY has taunted journalists in Britain by hinting ANGELINA JOLIE and BRAD PITT may be marrying at his Italian home. Recent reports...

20th February 2006 3:21



Schwarzenegger Turns His Back On Clemency Bid

California Governor ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER has sent another man to the execution chamber, after turning down appeals for clemency. The movie...

20th February 2006 3:21



The Things They Say 1379

"This is the highest high ever. I don't expect it to get any higher." CRASH actress THANDIE NEWTON is convinced she reached the pinnacle of her...

20th February 2006 3:21



The Things They Say 1382

"If it was up to me, I'd be wearing black socks and shorts." Crooner MICHAEL BUBLE admits he has to rely on his stylist to get his look just right.

20th February 2006 9:11



Arcade Fire And Dylan Named, Doherty Shamed In Poll

ARCADE FIRE, PETE DOHERTY and BOB DYLAN shared the spoils in the Mojo magazine 2005 Readers Poll, picking up two awards apiece. Acclaimed...

20th February 2006 9:11



Urban Settles Car Deal After Five Years

Country star KEITH URBAN made good on a promise to perform for a car dealer on Friday night (17FEB06) when he played live in a showroom. The...

20th February 2006 9:11



Valentine Star Fights Pub

MY BLOODY VALENTINE founder KEVIN SHIELDS is fighting a north London pub's application for a late license - because he hates the noise. Shields...

20th February 2006 9:11



Minnelli Sells Her Father's Home

LIZA MINNELLI has successfully sold her father VINCENTE's Hollywood mansion, after a lengthy battle with her stepmother LEE ANDERSON. The CABARET...

20th February 2006 9:11



Hilton Signs Up Pussycat Doll As Choreographer

Socialite PARIS HILTON has given her upcoming pop career a sexy boost by signing up PUSSYCAT DOLLS founder ROBIN ANTIN as her choreographer. The...

20th February 2006 9:11



Zulu Family Celebrates Song Victory

The family of late THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT composer SOLOMON LINDA have won a huge payout from an American music label over the copyright of the...

20th February 2006 9:11



Glitter Trial Set For March

LATEST: Disgraced British rocker GARY GLITTER will stand trial in Vietnam in March (06) for allegedly committing obscene acts against two children. ...

20th February 2006 9:11



Bono Fights Poverty With Brazilian President

Campaigning rocker BONO met with Brazilian President LUIZ INACIO LULA da SILVA yesterday (19FEB06), to discuss making poverty history. The singer...

20th February 2006 9:11



The Things They Say 1384

"You sell a movie for Disney, you become the cheesiest guy ever." PAUL WALKER on promoting new number one family film EIGHT BELOW.

20th February 2006 9:11



Jackson's Wife Struggles With His Star Treatment

LATEST: SAMUEL L JACKSON's actress wife LATANYA RICHARDSON has vowed never to work with her husband again after struggling to cope with his star...

20th February 2006 9:11



The Things They Say 1383

"I'm a contractor. I still have a job - it's on hold. I'm restoring a 200-year-old house in Philadelphia. My client is nice enough to let me off the...

20th February 2006 9:11



Macy Turns To Whisky In Bafta Boredom

BAFTA presenter WILLIAM H MACY sneaked a bottle of whisky into the BAFTAs last night (19FEB06), to stave off the boredom of the ceremony. Despite...

20th February 2006 9:11



Clooney's Bafta Snoozefest

GEORGE CLOONEY struggled to stay awake throughout the BAFTAs last night (19FEB06), after going without sleep to make the event. The actor/director...

20th February 2006 9:11



Jackson Calls For An All-black Epic

SAMUEL L JACKSON is fighting for a movie project which will bring Hollywood's black A-list stars together. The PULP FICTION star is desperate to...

20th February 2006 9:11



Barker Memorial Open To Fans

The life of British comedy legend RONNIE BARKER will be celebrated with a London memorial service, open to family, friends and fans. A ceremony is...

20th February 2006 9:11



Ledger Takes A Break To Be 'Mr Mum'

HEATH LEDGER will abandon acting after the Academy Awards next month (MAR06), so he can spend time with baby daughter MATILDA. The Australian...

20th February 2006 9:11



Fascinating Fact 1041

MATTHEW PERRY, SHAKIRA, JASON MRAZ and THE DONNAS were among the stars who turned out to see British singer/songwriter JAMES BLUNT when he performed...

20th February 2006 9:11



Fascinating Fact 1040

The estate of the late RAY CHARLES has donated the singer's famous midnight-blue tourbus to Atlanta, Georgia's Morehouse College.

20th February 2006 9:11



Seventies And Eighties Were Top Decades For British Tunes

The 1970s and 1980s were a golden era for British pop, according to a new list of 50 great tracks. Respected UK music magazine Mojo has listed the...

20th February 2006 9:11



Stone Is 'A Diamond'

British soul star JOSS STONE's troubled half-brother DANIEL SKILLIN bribed prison officers to let him watch her perform on TV, because he had never...

20th February 2006 13:31



Legend: 'I Feel Sexy'

Grammy Award winner JOHN LEGEND credits his new gym-honed body with giving him the confidence to strip off on stage. The ORDINARY PEOPLE singer...

20th February 2006 13:31



Sharon Osbourne Unites With Prince Charles

Rock matriarch SHARON OSBOURNE has joined forces with British royal PRINCE CHARLES in a bid to inspire young people to transform their lives. The...

20th February 2006 13:31



Waters To Perform Dark Side Of The Moon Solo

PINK FLOYD rocker ROGER WATERS will perform the band's legendary DARK SIDE OF MOON album live at a Danish summer (05) festival - as a solo artist. ...

20th February 2006 13:31



Martin Demands Credit For Yesterday

Songwriter GEORGE MARTIN is demanding recognition for co-writing THE BEATLES' hit YESTERDAY, insisting he penned the track alongside SIR PAUL...

20th February 2006 13:31



Fascinating Fact 1042

THE DA VINCI CODE movie backdrop Winchester Cathedral, England, will start charging non-worshipping visitors $7.20 (GBP4) after it's starring role in...

20th February 2006 13:31



Miller: 'I Could Quit England'

English actress SIENNA MILLER has threatened to abandon her beloved Britain if she continues to be hounded by the paparazzi. The CASANOVA beauty...

20th February 2006 13:31



Clooney Agrees To Play Mourinho

Hollywood hunk GEORGE CLOONEY has agreed to play soccer manager JOSE MOURINHO in a movie, should one ever be written. The actor was thrilled when...

20th February 2006 13:31



Fellowes To Host Game Show

Actor/writer JULIAN FELLOWES is adding gameshow host to his resume after signing to front a new television programme for British network BBC1. The...

20th February 2006 13:31



Hoffman's Capote Battle

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN has branded his screen alter ego TRUMAN CAPOTE an enigma, despite winning a Best Actor BAFTA last night (19FEB06) for his...

20th February 2006 13:31



Stewart Defends Apprentice Flop

Lifestyle guru MARTHA STEWART has hit back at criticism of her axed US reality show THE APPRENTICE, insisting that competing with tycoon DONALD TRUMP...

20th February 2006 13:31



Moss And Theron Play Lesbians In Springfield Bio

Supermodel KATE MOSS is stepping off the catwalk to star as DUSTY SPRINGFIELD's lesbian lover in a new screen biopic. The project, directed by...

20th February 2006 13:31



Liu Laughs Off Clooney Rumours

Actress LUCY LIU has laughed off rumours she enjoyed a fling with Hollywood heart-throb GEORGE CLOONEY in Miami, insisting she has never even been to...

20th February 2006 13:31



Quatro Went Naked Under Leather

Seventies rocker SUZI QUATRO always discarded her underwear when she donned her trademark leather catsuits on stage. The 55-year-old never...

20th February 2006 13:31



Boy George Hails Burns

BOY GEORGE has praised 1980s pop star PETE BURNS' demure appearance in British TV show CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER, insisting it boosted the image of...

20th February 2006 13:31



Boy George Praises Brave Brokeback

Eighties pop star BOY GEORGE has praised homosexuality-themed movie BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, for being brave enough to focus on intimacy between two...

20th February 2006 17:32



Mogwai Slam Coldplay And Blunt

Scottish rock band MOGWAI have launched a scathing attack on Brit award winners JAMES BLUNT and COLDPLAY - because they attended the London music...

20th February 2006 17:32



Red Cafe In Car Crash

Rapper RED CAFE is recovering from minor injuries after being involved in a car accident earlier this month (12FEB06) The incident occurred on 12...

20th February 2006 17:32



Blake Illustrates For Beach Boys

THE BEACH BOYS have commissioned SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND artwork creator SIR PETER BLAKE to provide illustrations for a limited edition...

20th February 2006 17:32



Lips Album Leaked Online

US rockers THE FLAMING LIPS are furious their new album has been leaked on the internet - six weeks before it hits the shops. The long-awaited AT...

20th February 2006 17:32



Lydon Slams New York Punk

Former SEX PISTOLS star JOHN LYDON has slammed New York punk bands, including THE RAMONES, citing them as repetitive, tatty and spoilt. Lydon,...

20th February 2006 17:32



Bbc Rapped Over Live 8 Swearing

The BBC have been criticised by British TV watchdog Ofcom for broadcasting swear words by MADONNA, SNOOP DOGG, RAZORLIGHT and GREEN DAY at the Live 8...

20th February 2006 17:32



Mcmurtry Baffled By Brokeback Controversy

Oscar-nominated screenwriter LARRY McMURTRY is baffled by the furore surrounding BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, insisting there's nothing controversial about...

20th February 2006 17:32



Crawford Feels Sexier At 40

Supermodel CINDY CRAWFORD is happier with her body at age 40 than she has ever been - because she has stopped comparing herself to other women. ...

20th February 2006 17:32



Liu Happy To Play The Girl

Actress LUCY LIU was thrilled at the chance to leave martial arts behind and just be a regular girl-next-door in her new film. The CHARLIE'S...

20th February 2006 17:32



Zellweger's Dress Ruined

Hollywood beauty RENEE ZELLWEGER "completely ruined" her Carolina Herrera dress at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) last night (19FEB06). ...

20th February 2006 17:32



Manheim Hails Huffman For Oscar

Golden Globe-winning actress CAMRYN MANHEIM is rooting for Oscar-nominee FELICITY HUFFMAN, hailing her as "an actor's actor". The former PRACTICE...

20th February 2006 17:32



Puttnam Blasts 'Barmy' Kingsley

Film producer and politician LORD PUTTNAM insists SIR BEN KINGSLEY is "barmy" for making people call him by his full title on every occasion. The...

20th February 2006 17:32



Cruise May Sue Over Split Story

LATEST: TOM CRUISE is considering suing US magazine Life + Style for claiming the actor had ended his high-profile relationship with KATIE HOLMES,...

20th February 2006 17:32



Fascinating Fact 1043

KISS star PAUL STANLEY is giving US boyband THE CLICK FIVE a big boost - he's writing new tunes with them.

20th February 2006 17:32



The Things They Say 1385

"I really liked the (SEX) PISTOLS, but they happened to have this absolute s**t as a manager." Former THE DAMNED guitarist BRIAN JAMES spurns MALCOLM...

20th February 2006 17:32



Archer's Boredom Prompted Songwriting

HARD-FI frontman RICHARD ARCHER insists he was so bored of living in the suburbs outside London it inspired him to start writing songs. The CASH...

20th February 2006 17:32



Shakira Fell In Love With Cobain

Colombian singing sensation SHAKIRA fell in love with tragic NIRVANA frontman KURT COBAIN as soon as she heard SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT. The...

20th February 2006 17:32



Biondi Biggest Winner In Icahn/time Warner Truce

Time Warner and Carl Icahn confirmed late Friday that they had reached a truce. Under it, Icahn gives up his demand to split up the country into...

20th February 2006 18:17



Bavarian Premier Wants Cinemas To Pull Turkish Film

The premier of the German state of Bavaria has called upon German cinema owners to stop showing the Turkish movie Valley of the Wolves -- Iraq,...

20th February 2006 18:17



Eight Below: A Cut Above

No doubt touching off a sudden run on Kleenex, Disney's tear-jerking dog drama Eight Below appeared to lead the weekend box office with about $19.8...

20th February 2006 18:17



Political Films Win At Berlinale

The traditional affection juries at the Berlin Film Festival have shown to movies with political themes was evident on Sunday as the festival's...

20th February 2006 18:17



Stewart Gives Oscar Joke Preview

In an interview with USA Today , Jon Stewart discussed some of the problems he will likely face when he hosts the Oscar telecast on March 5. Asked...

20th February 2006 18:17



Brokeback Shines At Baftas

Brokeback Mountain's momentum as Oscar ceremonies near showed no letup as the movie dominated Britain's BAFTA awards Sunday. The film was voted...

20th February 2006 18:17



Trump Questions Stewart's Credibility

Martha Stewart has become engaged in a new battle over her credibility -- this time with Donald Trump. In an interview with Newsweek, Stewart said...

20th February 2006 18:17



Is Nbc Smothering Itself With Protection?

NBC is shooting itself in the foot by becoming overly protective of its programming, several analysts suggested over the weekend. They pointed to...

20th February 2006 18:17



Lowest-rate Winter Olympics Ever?

As ratings for NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics from Turin, Italy remained substantially below the average that the network had promised...

20th February 2006 18:17



Bono To Lobby Chirac

Campaigning rocker BONO is planning a showdown with French President JACQUES CHIRAC, because the leader's agricultural policies are affecting his...

20th February 2006 21:26



Batman Hits Australia For Villains?

The sequel to BATMAN BEGINS could become an Australian affair now that HUGO WEAVING and HUGH JACKMAN are in the running to play villains. The two...

20th February 2006 21:26



Walker Urges Press-shy Stars To Move Out Of Hollywood

THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS star PAUL WALKER has blasted Hollywood stars who complain about becoming paparazzi targets - because it's so easy to escape...

20th February 2006 21:26



Molina Denies Spider-man 3 Appearance

British actor ALFRED MOLINA has laughed off speculation he will reprise his role as DOC OCK in the second SPIDER-MAN sequel. The FRIDA star played...

20th February 2006 21:26



Spike Attacks 50 Cent Over Thug Life Boasts

Outspoken movie-maker SPIKE LEE has sparked a fresh war of words with 50 CENT, insisting the rapper should be ashamed of celebrating the thug life. ...

20th February 2006 21:26



Fascinating Fact 1044

LES MISERABLES will become the longest running musical in the world in October (06) when it returns to Broadway, New York City, for six months at the...

20th February 2006 21:26



Parton Split Over Oscar Choice

DOLLY PARTON faces an Oscar night dilemma because she doesn't know which actress to cheer for. The singer, who is nominated for Best Song and will...

20th February 2006 21:26



The Things They Say 1386

"We just like things about each other that other people would hate." Shock rocker MARILYN MANSON on life with his new bride, burlesque star DITA VON...

20th February 2006 21:26



Lauryn Hill Upset At Becoming A Fashion Role Model

Singer LAURYN HILL is still sore about her once unique style being copied by young black women - because she never signed up to become a fashion...

20th February 2006 21:26



Boy George: 'I Design My Own Label'

Flamboyant pop star BOY GEORGE insists he stands out from most celebrity fashion designers - because he actually creates his fashion line by hand. ...

20th February 2006 21:26



Parton Blames Image For Dylan's Refusal

Country singing star DOLLY PARTON is convinced BOB DYLAN refused to duet with her because of her "phoney" appearance. The 60-year-old, who...

20th February 2006 21:26



Lauryn Adopted Hermit Life To Thrive

FUGEES star LAURYN HILL was so dissatisfied with her first tastes of success in the hit trio she turned her back on fame for two years and banned TV...

20th February 2006 21:26



Boy George Slams Gay Marriage Sham

Former CULTURE CLUB star BOY GEORGE has ridiculed same-sex 'weddings', insisting marriage is an outdated institution that has no place in modern or...

20th February 2006 21:26



Fascinating Fact 1046

Former HAPPY DAYS star MARION ROSS has signed on to give cartoon hero SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS' grandmother a voice.

20th February 2006 21:26



Weisz And Gruffudd Get Loved Up For Burberry Campaign

Pregnant RACHEL WEISZ has teamed up with Welsh movie hunk IOAN GRUFFUDD to star in a new romantic perfume campaign for fashion house Burberry. The...

20th February 2006 21:26



The Things They Say 1387

"There's a scene where JODIE FOSTER takes a minute to go pee, and you could hear it when she got up and flushed the toilet." Young actress KRISTEN...

20th February 2006 21:26



Ledger And Williams Look For A European Holiday Home

Hollywood couple HEATH LEDGER and MICHELLE WILLIAMS are planning to escape to Greece or Amsterdam, Holland, after they attend the Oscars next month...

20th February 2006 21:26



Fascinating Fact 1045

CLOSER star NATALIE PORTMAN was discovered by a Revlon cosmetics modelling scout in a pizza parlour when she was nine years old.

20th February 2006 21:26



Cuba Calls For Cop Counselling

Oscar-winner CUBA GOODING JR is championing a new campaign to offer police officials counselling - because he thinks it will cut down on corruption...

20th February 2006 21:26


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