6th March 2006

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Clooney And Weisz Among Early Oscar Winners

Triple nominee GEORGE CLOONEY won the first Academy Award at Sunday's (05MAR06) ceremony, when his role in SYRIANA earned him the accolade for Best...

6th March 2006 3:01



Fascinating Fact 1128

Pop stars PINK and AVRIL LAVIGNE are styled for red carpet events by ANGELINA JOLIE's longtime fashion advisor JENNIFER RADE.

6th March 2006 3:01



The Things They Say 1495

"I like sleeping in men's white work shirts - ones that I have, not necessarily from guys." Singer/actress LINDSAY LOHAN on her preferred pyjamas.

6th March 2006 3:01



Mcgraw Goes Home For Tv Special

Country star TIM MCGRAW has opened up his Nashville, Tennessee farm for an upcoming US TV special, in which he sings a duet with wife FAITH HILL as...

6th March 2006 3:01



Patton Invites Norah To Be Naughty

Former FAITH NO MORE star MIKE PATTON has corrupted NORAH JONES on his new album - by inviting her to belt out a foul-mouthed tirade. Jones guests...

6th March 2006 3:01



V Festival Sells Out In Three Hours

Britain's V Festival has sold out in record time with all 130,000 tickets going in under three hours. Tickets for the annual weekend summer (06)...

6th March 2006 3:01



The Vines Star Autistic

THE VINES frontman CRAIG NICHOLS has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. The GET FREE hitmaker was prompted to visit a psychologist after a...

6th March 2006 3:01



Etheridge Thanks Spielberg And Capshaw For Fashion Tip

Rocker MELISSA ETHERIDGE turned to pals STEVEN SPIELBERG and KATE CAPSHAW for fashion advice during her cancer struggle and they gave her the courage...

6th March 2006 3:01



Madonna Explains Britney Kiss To Lourdes

Pop superstar MADONNA's televised kiss with BRITNEY SPEARS backfired, when her daughter LOURDES asked her to clarify her sexuality. The HUNG UP...

6th March 2006 3:01



Geldof Receives Freedom Award In Dublin

Live 8 organiser SIR BOB GELDOF declared himself "flattered and honoured" to be awarded with the Freedom of the City in his Irish hometown of Dublin,...

6th March 2006 3:01



The Things They Say 1498

"I wanted to change my last name when I was little and starting acting and stuff and my dad is a crazy Eastern European barbarian and he was like,...

6th March 2006 3:01



Fascinating Fact 1129

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER put politics on hold on Saturday (04MAR06) to attend his annual bodybuilding convention, the Arnold Sports Festival in...

6th March 2006 3:01



Hatcher Depressed By Single Status

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star TERI HATCHER is sad over the lack of love and companionship in her life, three years after her divorce. Since the star...

6th March 2006 3:01



The Things They Say 1497

"I'd like to go out authentic." Actress DIANE KEATON, 60, refuses to consider plastic surgery or Botox injections.

6th March 2006 3:01



The Things They Say 1496

"Finally there's an awards show host that you wanna f**k; like JON STEWART. I can see myself getting all HEATH LEDGER on him." CLERKS director KEVIN...

6th March 2006 3:01



Allen's Mad Monkey Mayhem

Movie star TIM ALLEN risked life and limb in his latest comedy THE SHAGGY DOG - at the hands of a mad, menopausal monkey. THE SANTA CLAUSE star...

6th March 2006 3:01



Perry Still On Top At The Us Box Office

TYLER PERRY's urban comedy MADEA'S FAMILY REUNION is still stunning the US box office, claiming a second week at the top of the pile. The film only...

6th March 2006 3:01



Borg Selling Off Wimbledon Trophies

Swedish tennis legend BJORN BORG is auctioning off his five Wimbledon trophies in a bid to boost his personal fortune. The athlete, the only player...

6th March 2006 3:01



Gervais Added To Guinness Book Of Records

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has been added to the Guinness Book of Records after scoring the world's most successful podcast. More than 500,000...

6th March 2006 3:01



Salma Has High Praise For Gentleman Farrell

SALMA HAYEK has dubbed Irish hellraiser COLIN FARRELL a true gentleman after he helped her through a freezing nude scene on the set of new movie ASK...

6th March 2006 3:01



Knightley Calls On Miller With Pre-oscar Nerves

Tearful Oscar-nominee KEIRA KNIGHTLEY was comforted by SIENNA MILLER just hours before the Academy Awards ceremony yesterday (05MAR06), after the...

6th March 2006 3:01



Fascinating Fact 1131

Oscar winner JAMIE FOXX and 2006 nominee TERRENCE HOWARD joined forces to host a top secret post-Academy Awards party last night (05MAR06), but the...

6th March 2006 4:36



Fascinating Fact 1130

FELICITY HUFFMAN's husband WILLIAM H MACY asked jewellery designer pal FELEENA to create a one-of-a-kind sapphire necklace for his wife to wear to...

6th March 2006 4:36



The Things They Say 1499

"I would love the day when I can have a mortgage-burning party... but I think I'll relish the opportunity to have an Oscar even more so. We just want...

6th March 2006 4:36



The Things They Say 1505

"We named him ANDY and I don't know why, except the wardrobe supervisor said, `My boyfriend's name was Andy and he was a real d**k.'" Oscar nominee...

6th March 2006 4:36



The Things They Say 1504

"I have to say that several times a day, I turn to my husband and I go, `Oh listen, I forgot to tell you something,' and he says, `What?' and I say,...

6th March 2006 4:36



The Things They Say 1503

"I get nervous for contestants on AMERICAN IDOL. You don't need to egg me on in terms of anxiety." Oscars host JON STEWART on his nerves before...

6th March 2006 4:36



The Things They Say 1502

"I went to the Golden Globes and it was a bit like being in a dog show - you kinda get trotted out as sort of Britain's prize poodle... and they give...

6th March 2006 4:36



The Things They Say 1501

"I miss the free wings." Oscar nominee AMY ADAMS on what she misses about her old job as a waitress at US fast food chain HOOTERS.

6th March 2006 4:36



Fascinating Fact 1137

Having a dress worn by an Oscar winner is worth $25.5 million (GBP15 million) of free advertising for designers, according to estimates by the...

6th March 2006 4:36



Fascinating Fact 1136

Low budget films dominated this year's Academy Awards. Only one of the Best Picture nominees, MUNICH, had a budget over $15 million (GBP8.6 million)....

6th March 2006 4:36



Fascinating Fact 1135

2006 was the year of the Oscar newcomers - 14 of the 20 acting nominees have never been nominated before, the highest number for nine years.

6th March 2006 4:36



Fascinating Fact 1134

GEORGE CLOONEY is only the the fifth star to be nominated for acting, directing and writing awards in the same year. The other four are ORSON WELLES...

6th March 2006 4:36



Fascinating Fact 1133

GEORGE CLOONEY became the first person to be nominated for acting and directing Oscars, for different movies. He picked up nods for Best Supporting...

6th March 2006 4:36



Fascinating Fact 1132

At 71, DAME JUDI DENCH became the oldest Best Actress nominee since JESSICA TANDY won for DRIVING MISS DAISY in 1990, aged 80. Dench was nominated...

6th March 2006 4:36



The Things They Say 1500

"I watch it now and I can pick it apart completely - the way I speak, the way I look, the way I move, anything." KEIRA KNIGHTLEY insists she isn't...

6th March 2006 4:36



The Things They Say 1507

"If RUSSELL CROWE gets mad at me, it's not like I work at the hotel he's staying at, anyway - he can't throw anything at me." Oscars host JON STEWART...

6th March 2006 4:36



The Things They Say 1506

"You've got a minute and half up there at the most. I don't want to spend that thanking people, just for the sake of glorifying (them)... I would...

6th March 2006 4:36



Sugababes' Collaboration Wish-list

British girl band SUGABABES are planning to collaborate with superstars ANDRE 3000 and SCISSOR SISTERS on their upcoming album. The PUSH THE BUTTON...

6th March 2006 9:15



The Things They Say 1508

"He was one hairy b**tard when it came to the beard. The guy could grow a full size Russian beard in two days!" Bodyguard TONY FUNCHES has fond,...

6th March 2006 9:15



Shyne Finds God

Jailed rapper SHYNE is changing his name to MOSES MICHAEL LEVIY after converting to Judaism in prison. Belize-born Shyne, a former protege of...

6th March 2006 9:15



Williams In Hypnotic Stunt

British pop star ROBBIE WILLIAMS volunteered to take part in a dangerous hypnotic needle stunt for a magic show to be broadcast on British television...

6th March 2006 9:15



Cassidy Returns Home

Rapper CASSIDY has reunited with his family after being released from a prison in Philadelphia on 2 March (06). The HOTEL hitmaker served eight...

6th March 2006 9:15



Nichols Kicks Cannabis For Mental Health

LATEST: THE VINES frontman CRAIG NICHOLS kicked his cannabis habit, because he fears the drug exacerbates his Asperger's Syndrome. The GET FREE...

6th March 2006 9:15



Rock Laughs Off Conspiracy Claims

LATEST: KID ROCK has ridiculed SCOTT STAPP'S claims their infamous sex tape was released to sabotage his solo career, insisting the former CREED...

6th March 2006 9:15



Aguilera Warns Of Softer Image

Former DIRRTY girl CHRISTINA AGUILERA is planning her pop comeback following her marriage to JORDAN BRATMAN last year (NOV05), but warns she won't be...

6th March 2006 9:15



Crash Takes Gold At The Oscars

Stirring movie CRASH served up an Oscars surprise at the 78th Academy Awards last night (05MAR06) when it beat out red-hot favourite BROKEBACK...

6th March 2006 9:15



Baldwin Gives Up Coffee To Perfect His Voice

ALEC BALDWIN has discovered the secret to becoming a great voiceover artist - give up coffee. The PEARL HARBOR star, who used to voice cartoon...

6th March 2006 9:15



Seymour Gives Kids Bronze Sculpture

British actress JANE SEYMOUR has found a novel way of making her kids feel extra special at Christmas - she sculpts and paints them. The DR QUINN,...

6th March 2006 9:15



Hayek Freezes For Nude Scene With Farrell

Sexy Mexican star SALMA HAYEK developed the early stages of pneumonia while shooting a love scene with movie hunk COLIN FARRELL in the freezing...

6th March 2006 9:15



Burton Forced To Go Horseriding With Joker Jack

Quirky movie-maker TIM BURTON had to take a crash course in horseriding to secure JACK NICHOLSON as THE JOKER in BATMAN after the actor suggested he...

6th March 2006 9:15



The Things They Say 1513

"There are a few names. Oscar isn't one." RACHEL WEISZ has no plans to name her unborn baby after her Academy Award win last night.

6th March 2006 9:15



Portman Vents Anger Through Rap

NATALIE PORTMAN stunned TV viewers in America on Saturday night (04MAR05) with a foul-mouthed rap in which she heralded her love for fighting and...

6th March 2006 9:15



Lee: 'Brokeback Is The Biggest Winner'

ANG LEE claims BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN is a bigger winner, despite missing out on the Best Picture Award last night (05MAR06) - because it is making more...

6th March 2006 9:15



The Things They Say 1512

"Trying not to curse was the hardest thing." JON STEWART on the struggles of hosting the biggest event in the showbiz calendar.

6th March 2006 9:15



Witherspoon's Second Hand Dress

Best Actress Academy Award winner REESE WITHERSPOON found her Oscar night dress in a second hand shop. The WALK THE LINE star discovered the...

6th March 2006 9:15



The Things They Say 1511

"I felt so stupid talking to the mirror. I think I'll be pretty safe without one." KEIRA KNIGHTLEY didn't prepare a speech ahead of the Oscars last...

6th March 2006 9:15



The Things They Say 1510

"I got up at 5.30 this morning, ate half a melon, then did some jazzercise." Oscars host JON STEWART reveals his preparation for the awards ceremony.

6th March 2006 9:15



The Things They Say 1509

"Is this about ANG LEE? I don't like that guy. I've seen him about a lot. I've caught him stealing at award ceremonies." Gracious GEORGE CLOONEY...

6th March 2006 9:15



Lee: 'Ledger Was Like Brando'

ANG LEE has urged HEATH LEDGER not to be too disappointed at missing out on the Best Actor Oscar - insisting his performance in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN...

6th March 2006 9:15



Witherspoon: 'I'm Unemployed'

Best Actress Academy Award winner REESE WITHERSPOON is appealing for movie roles, because she has no idea what her next job will be. Despite...

6th March 2006 9:15



Knightley Disappointed By Nicholson Snub

Oscar-nominee KEIRA KNIGHTLEY was devastated she didn't turn JACK NICHOLSON's head at the Academy Awards, despite her glamorous VERA WANG dress and...

6th March 2006 9:15



Lee Almost Quit Before Brokeback

ANG LEE almost quit movies making before making BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, after suffering a "midlife crisis". The 51-year-old was physically and mentally...

6th March 2006 9:15



Fascinating Fact 1140

At 71, DAME JUDI DENCH became the oldest Best Actress nominee since JESSICA TANDY won for DRIVING MISS DAISY in 1990, aged 80. Dench was nominated...

6th March 2006 9:15



Dench's Oscar Jetsetting

Oscar nominee DAME JUDI DENCH flew straight from the Bahamas set of the new JAMES BOND film to attend the Academy Awards last night (05MAR06). The...

6th March 2006 9:15



Sinatra Hints About Her Oscar Vote

Oscar voter NANCY SINATRA left her vote until the last minute - but she was rooting for PAUL GIAMATTI and RACHEL WEISZ to claim the Best Supporting...

6th March 2006 9:15



The Things They Say 1515

"I watch it now and I can pick it apart completely - the way I speak, the way I look, the way I move, anything." KEIRA KNIGHTLEY insists she isn't...

6th March 2006 9:15



Amy Adams Sings Away Her Nerves

Oscar nominee AMY ADAMS belted out 1940s jazz standards on her way to the Academy Awards in an effort to calm her nerves. The JUNEBUG star insisted...

6th March 2006 9:15



Fascinating Fact 1139

Oscar winner JAMIE FOXX and 2006 nominee TERRENCE HOWARD joined forces to host a top secret post-Academy Awards party last night (05MAR06), but the...

6th March 2006 9:15



Parton Turned To Loyal Designer On Oscar Night

Country legend DOLLY PARTON helped her longtime designer realise his ultimate dream, by asking him to create her Oscar gowns. Costumier ROBERT...

6th March 2006 9:15



Fascinating Fact 1138

FELICITY HUFFMAN's husband WILLIAM H MACY asked jewellery designer pal FELEENA to create a one-of-a-kind sapphire necklace for his wife to wear to...

6th March 2006 9:15



The Things They Say 1514

"I would love the day when I can have a mortgage-burning party... but I think I'll relish the opportunity to have an Oscar even more so. We just want...

6th March 2006 9:15



Jada Asks Will To Leave Her Alone For The Oscars

WILL SMITH is banished from his actress wife JADA PINKETT's dressing room when she prepares for big awards shows - because he's too much of a...

6th March 2006 9:15



Hosts And Stars Team Up To Poke Fun At Presenting The Oscars

BILLY CRYSTAL, MEL GIBSON, STEVE MARTIN, CHRIS ROCK, HALLE BERRY and GEORGE CLOONEY teamed up to start last night's (05MAR06) Oscars telecast on a...

6th March 2006 9:15



Dolly Considered Streaking At The Oscars

DOLLY PARTON had Oscar bosses worried as they prepared for last night's (05MAR06) Academy Awards - when she threatened to sit naked in the...

6th March 2006 9:15



Macy Hopes For The Naked Truth At Post-oscars Parties

Movie star WILLIAM H MACY couldn't wait to start partying after the Oscars last night (05MAR06) because the post-show celebrations can be eye-opening...

6th March 2006 9:15



Nervous Clooney Suffers Sleepless Nights

Academy Awards winner GEORGE CLOONEY was shattered before the Oscars last night (05MAR06) - because the countdown to the big night turned him into an...

6th March 2006 9:15



Howard Broke His Finger On Hustle + Flow Set

TERRENCE HOWARD suffered for his Best Actor Oscar nomination - he broke his finger during the making of HUSTLE + FLOW. The actor's character, DJAY,...

6th March 2006 9:15



Kidman Frustrated With Oscars Blind Date

NICOLE KIDMAN is seriously considering having laser eye surgery after struggling to read cue cards during the Oscars rehearsals. The short-sighted...

6th March 2006 9:15



The Things They Say 1522

"If RUSSELL CROWE gets mad at me, it's not like I work at the hotel he's staying at, anyway - he can't throw anything at me." Oscars host JON STEWART...

6th March 2006 9:15



The Things They Say 1521

"You've got a minute and half up there at the most. I don't want to spend that thanking people, just for the sake of glorifying (them)... I would...

6th March 2006 9:15



Howard Finds A New Respect For Pimps After Hustle + Flow

Oscar nominee TERRENCE HOWARD spent six weeks living with a pimp to get into the mindset of playing a hustler in hit film HUSTLE + FLOW, and...

6th March 2006 9:15



The Things They Say 1520

"We named him ANDY and I don't know why, except the wardrobe supervisor said, `My boyfriend's name was Andy and he was a real d**k.'" Oscar nominee...

6th March 2006 9:15



The Things They Say 1519

"I have to say that several times a day, I turn to my husband and I go, `Oh listen, I forgot to tell you something,' and he says, `What?' and I say,...

6th March 2006 9:15



The Things They Say 1518

"I get nervous for contestants on AMERICAN IDOL. You don't need to egg me on in terms of anxiety." Oscars host JON STEWART on his nerves before...

6th March 2006 9:15



Ray Is Wise To Oscar Fashions

Actor RAY WISE followed pal GEORGE CLOONEY's lead when it came to Oscars fashion last night (05MAR06) - he donned the same tuxedo he wore to his last...

6th March 2006 9:15



Parton Still Stunned By Last-minute Oscar Song

DOLLY PARTON is still pinching herself after picking up an Oscar nomination for her TRANSAMERICA tune TRAVELIN' THRU' (corr) - because the song...

6th March 2006 9:15



The Things They Say 1517

"I went to the Golden Globes and it was a bit like being in a dog show - you kinda get trotted out as sort of Britain's prize poodle... and they give...

6th March 2006 9:15



The Things They Say 1516

"I miss the free wings." Oscar nominee AMY ADAMS on what she misses about her old job as a waitress at US fast food chain HOOTERS.

6th March 2006 9:15



Adams Avoids Her Crush At The Oscars

JUNEBUG star AMY ADAMS tried to avoid GEORGE CLOONEY at the Oscars last night (05MAR06) - because she turns into a foolish teenager when she's in his...

6th March 2006 9:15



Oscar Presenters Land $100,000 Gift Basket

The 22 presenters at last night's (05MAR06) Oscars each received a $100,000 (GBP58,800) gift basket, stuffed with luxury items, free car hire and the...

6th March 2006 9:15



Clooney Pities Women On Oscar Night

GEORGE CLOONEY realised how lucky he is to be a man when he discovered he was nominated for three Academy Awards - because he has an easy decision...

6th March 2006 9:15



Rush's Daughter Dolls Up Oscar

SHINE star GEOFFREY RUSH has revealed he gave his Best Actor Oscar to his 13-year-old daughter ANGELICA to use as a plaything. Angelica even...

6th March 2006 9:15



Fascinating Fact 1145

Having a dress worn by an Oscar winner is worth $25.5 million (GBP15 million) of free advertising for designers, according to estimates by the...

6th March 2006 9:15



Fascinating Fact 1144

Low budget films dominated this year's Academy Awards. Only one of the Best Picture nominees, MUNICH, had a budget over $15 million (GBP8.6 million)....

6th March 2006 9:15



Fascinating Fact 1143

2006 was the year of the Oscar newcomers - 14 of the 20 acting nominees have never been nominated before, the highest number for nine years.

6th March 2006 9:15



Fascinating Fact 1142

GEORGE CLOONEY is only the the fifth star to be nominated for acting, directing and writing awards in the same year. The other four are ORSON WELLES...

6th March 2006 9:15



Fascinating Fact 1141

GEORGE CLOONEY became the first person to be nominated for acting and directing Oscars, for different movies. He picked up nods for Best Supporting...

6th March 2006 9:15



Fascinating Fact 1146

Advertisements for movies are banned during the Academy Award telecast to prevent the appearance of a conflict of interest that might arise if one...

6th March 2006 11:24



Fascinating Fact 1147

CHARLIZE THERON was already a big winner at the Oscars before she set a foot on the red carpet - jewellers PearlParadise (corr) created a...

6th March 2006 11:24



Fascinating Fact 1148

Oscar nominee FELICITY HUFFMAN and CRASH star SANDRA BULLOCK's STUART WEITZMAN shoes were flown first class from Spain so the actresses would be sure...

6th March 2006 11:24



Oscar Nominee Wears Beads To The Oscars

Best Song Oscar nominee KATHLEEN `BIRD' YORK was forced to wear cheap beads to the Academy Awards last night (05MAR06) because the budget on CRASH...

6th March 2006 11:25



Fascinating Fact 1149

The first Academy Awards in 1929 lasted just 15 mintes. The longest ceremony ran for four hours and 18 mintes, in 2002.

6th March 2006 11:25



Fascinating Fact 1150

Sterling Vineyards produced 600 cases of chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon exclusively for the post-Oscars Governors Ball.

6th March 2006 11:25



Tyson Strips For Oscars Charity

Hunky model/actor TYSON BECKFORD raised temperatures at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood before the Oscars yesterday (05MAR06) by stripping to his...

6th March 2006 11:25



Top Chef Uses Oscars As A Timer

Celebrity chef WOLFGANG PUCK uses the Oscars telecast to help him time the preparations for the post-show Governors Ball. The German cook has been...

6th March 2006 11:25



Fascinating Fact 1151

ELTON JOHN went high-class Mexican for the menu at his postOscars party last night (05MAR06) - treats for his guests included maine lobster, goat...

6th March 2006 11:25



Fascinating Fact 1152

Oscars presenter NAOMI WATTS was among the celebrities who gave up the chance to ride to the Academy Awards in a limousine in favour of saving the...

6th March 2006 11:25



The Things They Say 1523

"I got my tuxedo from a place where they rent tuxedos to certain mariachi orchestras - it went with a different shirt." MATT DILLON left his tuxedo...

6th March 2006 11:25



Fascinating Fact 1153

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY went red for the Oscars - the Academy Awards nominee stunned fans with a strawberry blonde look at the ceremony. She dyed her hair...

6th March 2006 11:25



Fascinating Fact 1154

GEORGE CLOONEY took a special lucky charm to the Oscars last night (05MAR06) - his uncle George's cufflinks. They worked for him - Clooney won the...

6th March 2006 11:25



The Things They Say:

"I sketched this myself and spent the last month in Melbourne (Australia) hand stitching and cutting." Oscars presenter ERIC BANA joked about how he...

6th March 2006 11:25



Fascinating Fact 1155

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY wore a 1960s Bulgari necklace to the Oscars last night (05MAR06).

6th March 2006 11:25



The Things They Say 1524

"I beat up somebody on the way to his wedding and just made a few changes and stole his clothes... This is the only tie I own." Director TIM BURTON...

6th March 2006 11:25



Fascinating Fact 1156

SANDRA BULLOCK's date for the Oscars last night (05MAR06) was her SPEED co-star KEANU REEVES.

6th March 2006 11:25



Alba Sports New Tattoo At The Oscars

JESSICA ALBA topped off her VERSACE look at the Oscars last night (05MAR06) with a new tattoo on the back of her neck. The actress, her mother and...

6th March 2006 11:25



The Things They Say 1525

"I try to exercise, drink water and eat desserts." Oscars presenter JESSICA ALBA on how she achieved her Academy Awards look last night (05MAR06).

6th March 2006 11:25



The Things They Say 1526

"We've been rather unburdened by success at most of these awards shows so we're pretty good at losing... I'll be the drunk in the back." GEORGE...

6th March 2006 11:25



The Things They Say 1527

"Ladies, gentlemen, FELICITY..." Oscars host kicks off the Academy Awards by poking fun at FELICITY HUFFMAN's transgender role in TRANSAMERICA.

6th March 2006 11:25



The Things They Say 1528

"Tonight is the night we celebrate excellence in film with me, the fourth male lead from DEATH TO SMOOCHY." Oscars host JON STEWART.

6th March 2006 11:25



The Things They Say 1529

"Right now, around the world, we are being watched by hundreds of millions of people, nearly half of whom are in the process of being adopted by...

6th March 2006 11:26



The Things They Say 1530

"SCHINDLER'S LIST and MUNICH... I think I speak for all Jews when I say I can't wait to see what happened to us next." Oscars host JON STEWART pays...

6th March 2006 11:26



Hanks Films A Warning To Over-verbal Oscar Winners

Two-time Oscar winner TOM HANKS filmed a quirky public service announcement for last night's (05MAR06) Academy Awards, advising his peers to keep...

6th March 2006 11:26



Fascinating Fact 1157

WALLACE + GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT directors NICK PARK and STEVE BOX celebrated their Best Animated Feature Oscar win last night...

6th March 2006 11:26



Fascinating Fact 1158

BEN STILLER presented the Best Visual Effects Oscar dressed in head to toe in a green screen unitard outfit, boasting, "This is blowing (STEVEN)...

6th March 2006 11:26



The Things They Say 1531

"I'm a little surprised CINDERELLA MAN didn't win that category... Imagine the difficulty in making RUSSELL CROWE look like he got into a fight."...

6th March 2006 11:26



Fascinating Fact 1159

NICOLE KIDMAN further went public with her KEITH URBAN romance at the Oscars last night (05MAR06) - the country star was her date for the evening.

6th March 2006 11:26



Oscars Still Unlucky For Sound Man

Sound engineer KEVIN O'CONNELL remains the unluckiest man in Hollywood after missing out on an Oscar for the 18th time last night (05MAR06). The...

6th March 2006 11:26



Howard's Skydiving Stunt Has To Wait

TERRENCE HOWARD has put his secret bid to conquer his fear of heights on hold after failing to pick up an Oscar in Hollywood last night (05MAR06). ...

6th March 2006 11:26



The Things They Say 1532

"I'd like to thank the Academy for seating me next to GEORGE CLOONEY at the Nominees Luncheon." CORINNE MARRINAN (corr) already felt like a big...

6th March 2006 11:26



Fascinating Fact 1160

Celebrated western writer LARRY MCMURTRY stuck true to his cowboy roots by wearing his lucky jeans to the Academy Awards last night (05MAR06)....

6th March 2006 11:26



Wait Continues For Hannibal Prequel

The movie prequel of THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS has been stalled, because author THOMAS HARRIS has missed the deadline for finishing his new novel. ...

6th March 2006 14:01



Bardot Praises Mccartney Over Seal Stance

French movie legend BRIGITTE BARDOT has praised SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY for travelling to Canada to highlight the plight of seals in the region. The...

6th March 2006 14:01



Willis 'Ignorant'

Hollywood actor BRUCE WILLIS has been dubbed "ignorant" and "ungrateful" by the Colombian president after claiming the country's drug trade was...

6th March 2006 14:01



Campbell To Write Memoirs With Oprah

Supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL is planning to write an autobiography with the help of celebrity friend OPRAH WINFREY. The talk show queen has persuaded...

6th March 2006 14:01



Hoffman Thanks Mother In Emotional Acceptance Speech

Oscar-winner PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN thanked his mother as he collected his Best Actor Academy Award last night (05MAR06), for inspiring him to follow...

6th March 2006 14:01



Moss Accused In Another Tabloid Cocaine Scandal

A former friend of KATE MOSS has told British newspaper The Sun the supermodel once snorted cocaine at the house of former South African president...

6th March 2006 14:01



Posh Spice Reveals Fashion Secrets

Former SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM has offered her style secrets to devoted fans, including tips on unmatched underwear and children's clothing. ...

6th March 2006 14:01



Arcade Fire Blaze A Trail At Canadian Awards

Canadian band ARCADE FIRE are celebrating after a double triumph at the Canadian Independent Music Awards last Week (01MAR06). The band's sombre...

6th March 2006 14:01



Glitter To Attack Media 'Conspiracy' In Memoirs

Disgraced British rocker GARY GLITTER is writing his memoirs, in which he will blast the media "conspiracy" against him. The 61-year-old star, who...

6th March 2006 14:01



Gorillaz Go Bananas About Monkey

GORILLAZ creators DAMON ALBARN and JAMIE HEWLETT are writing the score for an operatic production of cult 1970s TV show MONKEY. The project, which...

6th March 2006 14:01



Mccartney Seal Protest Will Make 'No Difference'

LATEST: SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and HEATHER MILLS MCCARTNEY's visit to Canada will not make any difference to plans for this year's (06) seal hunt. The...

6th March 2006 14:01



Madonna To Buy 'Messiah' Home

Singer MADONNA is reportedly planning to set up a centre for Kabbalah studies in the Israeli town of Rosh Pina - where, according to Kabbalah...

6th March 2006 14:01



Mccartneys Risked Charges After Cuddling Seal

Ex-BEATLE SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and his wife HEATHER MILLS MCCARTNEY faced marine mammal interference charges after cuddling a white baby seal in Canada...

6th March 2006 14:01



The Things They Say 1534

"To be a director you have to put on a dress and solicit blowjobs in Hollywood." Film-maker KEVIN SMITH pokes fun at shamed director LEE TAMAHORI,...

6th March 2006 14:01



Fascinating Fact 1163

SCREAM star DAVID ARQUETTE is to play a suicidal businessman who literally shoots himself in the foot in actor/director JON FAVREAU's new TV sitcom...

6th March 2006 14:01



Diesel Stuns Spielberg With Fat Jack Look

VIN DIESEL tested his look as real-life mobster GIACOMO 'FAT JACK' DiNORSCIO (corr) on pal STEVEN SPIELBERG and the movie mogul had no idea who he...

6th March 2006 14:01



Fascinating Fact 1162

Actor/director ED BURNS is taking modelling tips from his wife CHRISTY TURLINGTON after signing on as the new face of menswear firm Nautica.

6th March 2006 14:01



Fascinating Fact 1161

Horror icon VINCENT PRICE is to be resurrected on the London stage in a play about the actor and his third wife, CORAL BROWNE. Casting is on to find...

6th March 2006 14:01



Halle: 'X-men Made Me Sick'

Movie star HALLE BERRY was violently sick on the set of forthcoming movie X-MEN: THE FINAL STAND, after a string of stunts left her reeling. Berry,...

6th March 2006 14:01



The Things They Say 1533

"My body is just the space where I live. Though I'll admit, it's a pretty good body to have... I'd rather be a little heavier but nice, rather than...

6th March 2006 14:01



Campbell Boxes Into Shape

Stunning supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL has revealed the secret to her fabulous physique - she boxes. The catwalk superstar is 36 this year, but looks...

6th March 2006 14:01



Stone: 'I'm Responsible For Higher Actress Wages'

Oscar-nominated actress SHARON STONE has taken the credit for raising women's salaries in Hollywood. The 47-year-old, who is reportedly earning...

6th March 2006 14:01



Oscar Guests Hit With Taxes

Guests who took home gift-packed bags from yesterday's (05MAR06) Academy Awards ceremony may have to pay $30,000 (GBP17,500) in taxes on their new...

6th March 2006 17:25



Dench: 'Craig Makes A Great Bond'

DAME JUDI DENCH has leaped to the defence of her CASINO ROYALE co-star DANIEL CRAIG, after the actor came under a barrage of criticism from JAMES...

6th March 2006 17:25



Altman: 'I Had To Hide Heart Surgery'

Veteran director ROBERT ALTMAN kept his heart transplant a secret from Hollywood for over a decade, as he feared he would never work again if the...

6th March 2006 17:25



Lucas: 'The Blockbuster Is Dead'

Movie mogul GEORGE LUCAS predicts Hollywood will soon start shifting away from mega-budget blockbusters in favour of making more independent films...

6th March 2006 17:25



Diana Crash 'An Accident'

The car crash which claimed the life of DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES in 1997 was an accident, an interim report by Britain's former top cop is expected...

6th March 2006 17:25



Altman Shocks With News Of Secret Heart Transplant

Veteran film-maker ROBERT ALTMAN shocked Hollywood last night (05MAR06) when he dramatically announced, onstage at the Oscars, that he owes his life...

6th March 2006 17:25



Arctic Monkeys To Release Short Films

Rockers ARCTIC MONKEYS have finished shooting two short films, which will hit stores in their native UK early next month (10APR06). The shorts,...

6th March 2006 17:25



Fascinating Fact 1164

Best Song winners THREE 6 MAFIA substituted the word 'witch' for 'bitch' in their Academy Award performance of IT'S HARD OUT THERE FOR A PIMP - but...

6th March 2006 17:25



David: 'I'll Go Naked For Cash'

British R+B star CRAIG DAVID is willing to pose nude for pornographic magazine Playgirl, as long as the photographs are "done carefully". The FILL...

6th March 2006 17:25



Lennon And Jagger Back Together?

Rock 'n' roll offspring SEAN LENNON and ELIZABETH JAGGER have sparked rumours their romance is back on after spending the evening together in a...

6th March 2006 17:25



Lavigne Opens Home To Fans

Canadian singer AVRIL LAVIGNE has put her Toronto townhouse on the market for the bargain price of $600,000 (GBP350,000) - allowing fans to view her...

6th March 2006 17:25



Weinstein Could Make Me President, Says Parton

Country queen DOLLY PARTON has offered movie boss HARVEY WEINSTEIN the job of campaign manager should she ever run for US president. The busty icon...

6th March 2006 17:25



George Michael Arrest 'Karma', Says Cop

The police officer who arrested GEORGE MICHAEL in a Los Angeles public toilet in 1998 is thrilled the singer was recently apprehended on suspicion of...

6th March 2006 17:25



Author Glad To Sever Ties With 'Dysfunctional' Jacksons

LATEST: The writer of a book questionning MICHAEL JACKSON's innocence of child molestation charges, sexuality and drug habits admits he was glad the...

6th March 2006 17:25



The Things They Say 1535

"Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that's why I don't have a boyfriend." Hollywood beauty LUCY LIU rationalises her man troubles.

6th March 2006 17:25



Royal Girlfriends Make 'Sexy' List

The girlfriends of British royals PRINCE WILLIAM and PRINCE HARRY have made it onto the UK magazine FHM's Sexiest Women list. KATE MIDDLETON, 24,...

6th March 2006 17:25



Fascinating Fact 1167

SAMUEL L JACKSON turned down the role of LORENZO COUNCIL in new thriller FREEDOMLAND twice before he agreed to play the part.

6th March 2006 17:25



Campbell: 'I'm A Low Maintenance Girl'

Supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL has hit back at former boyfriend TOMMY LEE's complaints of her high maintenance lifestyle, insisting there is nothing wrong...

6th March 2006 17:25



Fascinating Fact 1166

The magic is over for long-running US witch drama CHARMED - the TV series starring MARILYN MANSON's ex-girlfriend ROSE MCGOWAN and ALYSSA MILANO is...

6th March 2006 17:25



Hilton's High Heel Horror

Hotel heiress PARIS HILTON is suffering from a broken toe - and her main complaint is she is unable to wear her towering JIMMY CHOO high heeled...

6th March 2006 17:25



The Things The Say:

"Ten years ago, I went to the awards because of my husband (WILLIAM H MACY). I can't believe I'm going again - and for me. And not as a seat-filler...

6th March 2006 17:25



Cuthbert: 'Give My Character A Chance'

Actress ELISHA CUTHBERT is facing the critics on her return to cult TV series 24, after fans of the show previously became tired of her character's...

6th March 2006 17:25



Fascinating Fact 1165

NATALIE PORTMAN combined her love of peace and STAR WARS for her guest hosting stint on US comedy show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE at the weekend (04MAR06) -...

6th March 2006 17:25



Bochco Out As "Showrunner" On Commander In Chief

In the latest shake-up in the production offices of ABC's Commander in Chief, Steven Bochco has been replaced by Dee Johnson as the show's...

6th March 2006 18:31



O'reilly Warns Olbermann's Fans He'll Sic Security On Them

The Bill O'Reilly/Keith Olbermann feud became more bizarre over the weekend when a caller to O'Reilly's radio show, syndicated by CBS-owned...

6th March 2006 18:31



Critics Slam Stewart For Restraint

Critics seemed to agree: It was one of the safest, least political Oscar telecasts in recent years. Jon Stewart, who has earned his considerable...

6th March 2006 18:31



Ratings Dip For Oscars

Ratings for Sunday night's Oscar telecast were down about 10 percent from last year -- a decline far less dramatic than many analysts had...

6th March 2006 18:31



Churchgoers Turn Out Again For Madea

The lesson of the weekend box office was clear: never underestimate the power of the church to turn out audiences. For the second week in a row,...

6th March 2006 18:31



Few Surprises Among Oscar Winners

Except for the victory of Crash in the best film category, all other votes went pretty much as expected. Ang Lee received the award for best...

6th March 2006 18:31



Broke' Broken By Crash

In a decision that elicited considerable surprise but little praise, Oscar voters on Sunday selected Lionsgate's Crash as the best picture of...

6th March 2006 18:31



Is Dateline About To Be Canceled?

NBC's newsmagazine Dateline may be in its final season, according to Broadcasting & Cable columnist J. Max Robins. Friday night's edition was...

6th March 2006 18:31



The Things They Say 1538

"I think I lost control of my bowels." Best Actor Oscar winner PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN upon hearing his name announced last night (05MAR06).

6th March 2006 21:41



Howard Eyes A Traditional Love

TERRENCE HOWARD is looking for love again following the collapse of his marriage, but wants any potential girlfriend to have a traditional outlook. ...

6th March 2006 21:41



Lee Shocked By Brokeback Loss

Director ANG LEE was devastated BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN lost out on the Best Picture Oscar to CRASH, but insists he is still proud of the movie The...

6th March 2006 21:41



Dazed Witherspoon Rescued By Foxx

REESE WITHERSPOON was dazed and confused when she walked off-stage after receiving the Oscar for Best Actress - until JAMIE FOXX came to her rescue....

6th March 2006 21:41



Brokeback's Mcmurtry Accuses Academy Of Rural Discrimination

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN co-writer LARRY MCMURTRY believes urban drama CRASH beat his film to the Best Picture Award, because Academy members discriminate...

6th March 2006 21:41



The Things They Say 1537

"I heard that a lot of artists who had the 666 release date had requested to be moved. We demanded it." SONIC YOUTH rocker THURSTON MOORE has no...

6th March 2006 21:41



Fascinating Fact 1168

Grammy Award winner JOHN LEGEND once played "a black Russian dude" in a high school musical adaptation of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.

6th March 2006 21:41



Thurston Moore Nearly Blanked Actor Pitt's Band

SONIC YOUTH star THURSTON MOORE almost didn't sign MICHAEL PITT's band PAGODA to his Ecstatic Media record label, because he was distrustful of an...

6th March 2006 21:41



The Things They Say 1536

"I had to. My mom was watching." THREE 6 MAFIA member JORDAN "JUICY J" HOUSTON had no problem changing the lyrics to his gritty Oscar-winning song,...

6th March 2006 21:41



Depeche Mode Sing For The Sims

Rockers DEPECHE MODE have recorded a song for the latest in the best-selling computer game series THE SIMS - in a made-up language. The three-piece...

6th March 2006 21:41



Sonic Youth Star's Label Signs Deal With Universal

SONIC YOUTH frontman THURSTON MOORE has signed a deal for releases by his cult record label to be distributed through media giant Universal Music...

6th March 2006 21:41



Jackson's Brother: 'Michael Used Sperm Doctor'

MICHAEL JACKSON conceived his two eldest children with ex-wife DEBBIE ROWE using a "sperm doctor", according to a book proposal the superstar's older...

6th March 2006 21:41



The Things They Say 1541

"I don't have any interest in being the cool guy. There are plenty of guys trying to be the cool guy. I like being the everyman dork who sticks his...

6th March 2006 21:41



Fascinating Fact 1170

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY has been picked to play KING HENRY VIII's ill-fated wife ANNE BOLEYN in a new movie about the British royal.

6th March 2006 21:41



Farrell The Singing Sensation

Hollywood heart-throb COLIN FARRELL passes time on movie sets by singing songs from famous musicals. Farrell is currently filming ASK THE DUSK with...

6th March 2006 21:41



The Things They Say 1540

"The one thing you've got to be prepared to do as a parent is not to be liked from time to time." EMMA THOMPSON hands out parenting advice.

6th March 2006 21:41



Fascinating Fact 1169

Best actor-nominee TERRENCE HOWARD worked with designers DOLCE + GABBANA for his Oscar look and accessorised with a 30-carat platinum...

6th March 2006 21:41



Campbell's Dream Jacket

Supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL is thrilled after legendary singer TINA TURNER gave her the jacket she wore in the video to WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER HERO. ...

6th March 2006 21:41



The Things They Say 1539

"I don't know what people want from me. I'm the most out-of-work actor I know." Former child-star MACAULAY CULKIN has no idea why people are still...

6th March 2006 21:41



Clooney Inspired Real Life Character To Lose Weight

Actor/director GEORGE CLOONEY's role as "pudgy" CIA agent BOB BAER in SYRIANA inspired the real-life character to get in shape. Clooney, who won...

6th March 2006 21:41


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