21st April 2006

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Underground Acts Pay Musical Tribute To Superman

AMERICAN HI-FI, THE ACADEMY and JACK'S MANNEQUIN are among the acts paying tribute to comic book superhero SUPERMAN on a quirky new album. The US...

21st April 2006 3:09



Messina Hobbles Around Marathon Course

Country star JO DEE MESSINA is celebrating after completing the Boston, Massachusetts Marathon with a knee injury. The flame-haired singer crossed...

21st April 2006 3:09



Fascinating Fact 1413

Rock legends THE DOORS are set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their groundbreaking eponymous debut album in 2007 with an ambitious Las Vegas,...

21st April 2006 3:09



Joel Makes New York History

BILLY JOEL made history in New York on Wednesday (19APR06) when he became the first celebrity to have his 'sports shirt' retired at Madison Square...

21st April 2006 3:09



Troubled Michael Announces Tour

Former WHAM! star GEORGE MICHAEL has unveiled plans for a greatest hits tour, just days after his high-profile three-car smash in London (16APR06). ...

21st April 2006 3:09



Lachey Reveals Painful Split Secrets In New Video

Fans still looking for clues as to why NEWLYWEDS stars NICK LACHEY and JESSICA SIMPSON broke up will be enlightened by the pop hunk's new video...

21st April 2006 3:09



Ho Back On Health Watch After Pacemaker Quits

Hawaiian crooner DON HO is fighting a new health crisis after his pacemaker broke on him before two homeland concerts. The TINY BUBBLES singer, 75,...

21st April 2006 3:09



Eminem's Divorce Plans Remain A Mystery To His Wife

LATEST: KIM MATHERS is devastated by the break-up of her marriage to rap star EMINEM, and still doesn't understand why he wants to split. The...

21st April 2006 3:09



Roth Dumped As Dj

Rocker DAVID LEE ROTH's short-lived career as a daily radio show host has come to an abrupt end, just four months after the former VAN HALEN star...

21st April 2006 3:09



Doherty Out Of Court, Into Custody

Troubled British rocker PETE DOHERTY has been arrested by police again, just hours after appearing in court. The BABYSHAMBLES frontman was taken...

21st April 2006 3:09



Michael Blames Elton For Troubles

Pop star GEORGE MICHAEL has branded SIT ELTON JOHN the cause of all his woes, after the ROCKET MAN hitmaker accused him of suffering "deep-rooted...

21st April 2006 3:09



The Things They Say 1884

"It was terrible! It wasn't DUKES... It was true to whatever it was; I just don't know what that was!" JOHN SCHNEIDER hated the movie adaptation of...

21st April 2006 3:09



Equity Bosses Turned Off By Nude Plans

America's Equity acting union bosses have advised a group of nudist thespians to keep their clothes on during a performance of New York play TIGER BY...

21st April 2006 3:09



Murphy Channels Simpson In Music Video

SIN CITY star BRITTANY MURPHY stunned cast and crew members during a music video shoot for her debut single by showing up looking exactly like...

21st April 2006 3:09



The Things They Say 1883

"It's insane, but it's great insane." Actor PAUL RUDD on the media interest surrounding his co-star JULIA ROBERTS' Broadway, New York debut in THREE...

21st April 2006 3:09



Wahlberg Recalls Prison Time In Recurring Dreams

MARK WAHLBERG "cherishes" the recurring nightmares he has about his prison sentence - because they constantly remind him to make the right...

21st April 2006 3:09



Fascinating Fact 1415

New 007 DANIEL CRAIG has signed to play the DEVIL in the movie adaptation of bestselling book I, LUCIFER. The star will start shooting as soon as...

21st April 2006 3:09



Survivor Sentencing Delay

Original SURVIVOR winner RICHARD HATCH's sentencing in his tax-evasion case has been delayed until 16 May (06). The 45-year-old was found guilty in...

21st April 2006 3:09



Macpherson's Romance With Restaurateur

Supermodel ELLE MACPHERSON has fallen for hunky Australian restaurateur DAVID EVANS, while attending her brother's wedding. Evans, who co-owns...

21st April 2006 3:09



Holmes Makes Wedding Plans

New mum KATIE HOLMES isn't wasting time getting back into shape after giving birth to baby daughter SURI - she has already signed up for a crash...

21st April 2006 3:09



Sutherland Sacked As Tour Manager

KIEFER SUTHERLAND has been sacked as the tour manager for a band he signed to his own record label. The 24 star and best friend JUDE COLE hit the...

21st April 2006 3:09



Jolie Takes Out Ad For Darfur Aid

Crusading actress ANGELINA JOLIE plans to take out a large advertisement in America's USA Today newspaper next week (begs24APR06), urging an end to...

21st April 2006 3:09



Smith Meets Sharon During Israel Trip

Movie star WILL SMITH thrilled Israel's Prime Minister ARIEL SHARON be agreeing to a private meeting with the politician yesterday (20APR06). Smith...

21st April 2006 3:09



Fascinating Fact 1414

Singer SEAL is learning to speak German - his wife HEIDI KLUM's native language - and has already given her a German nickname "schatz", which means...

21st April 2006 3:09



Salgado Diagnosed With Cancer

Blues star CURTIS SALGADO has cancelled his US tour after being diagnosed with liver cancer. The HIT IT AND QUIT IT singer, 52, was given the bad...

21st April 2006 9:14



The Things They Say 1886

"I just hope that they give TOM and KATIE time to be new parents and give that little girl the space she needs to grow up and be a little girl."...

21st April 2006 9:14



Bridges Fought Acting Urges

Rebellious star JEFF BRIDGES almost missed out on his glamorous acting career, because he wanted to defy his acting parents. Son of famous actor...

21st April 2006 9:14



The Things They Say 1885

"He's a crazy white man." VING RHAMES on his MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE co-star TOM CRUISE's penchant for doing his own movie stunts.

21st April 2006 9:14



Tautou's Monkey Dreams

French actress AUDREY TAUTOU only turned to acting when her first dream was dashed - working with monkeys. The AMELIE star was devastated her...

21st April 2006 9:14



Bridges Hated Jockstrap In Tron

Actor JEFF BRIDGES hated making 1982 film TRON because he had to spend 16 weeks wearing tights and a jockstrap. The gladiatorial cyber-adventure...

21st April 2006 9:14



Wahlberg's Gay Uncle Helped Tough Guy Learn Acceptance

Movie star MARK WAHLBERG learned to accept gay people after discovering his late uncle was a closet homosexual. THE PERFECT STORM star grew up on...

21st April 2006 9:14



Garner Jumps Back Into Stunts

Actress JENNIFER GARNER desperately missed doing stunt work while she was pregnant and was thrilled she had the chance to jump off a 10-story...

21st April 2006 9:14



Court Dumps Friends Harassment Lawsuit

The California Supreme Court threw out a sexual harassment case against the bosses of defunct TV hit FRIENDS yesterday (20APR06). Former studio...

21st April 2006 9:14



Glover In Paparazzi Punch-up

LETHAL WEAPON star DANNY GLOVER has lashed out a paparazzi photographer, allegedly branding him a "motherf**ker" and throwing punches. The...

21st April 2006 9:14



Solomon Sings Country

Soul great SOLOMON BURKE is set to add country crooner to his impressive resume after recording an album of honky tonk hits and ballads with the...

21st April 2006 9:14



Kaiser Keyboardist In Hat-burning Ritual

British band KAISER CHIEFS are bidding their debut album EMPLOYMENT farewell with a ceremonial burning of their keyboardist's hat. The I PREDICT A...

21st April 2006 9:14



Powter Turned 'Obnoxious Melody' Into Hit

Singer DANIEL POWTER was forced to write his hit song BAD DAY because he couldn't get the song's "obnoxious melody" out of his head. The song has...

21st April 2006 9:14



Jerkins Plans Musical Katrina Relief

Top producer RODNEY JERKINS will showcase the talent on his upcoming Hurricane Katrina benefit album by releasing an all-star version of SISTER...

21st April 2006 9:14



Eurovision Entry Upsets Finnish Fans

A chainsaw-wielding heavy metal band has sparked controversy in Finland after being selected to represent the country at this year's (MAY06)...

21st April 2006 9:14



George Michael Sets Wedding Date

Former WHAM! star GEORGE MICHAEL is to 'marry' partner KENNY GOSS on their 10th anniversary later this year (06). Despite hitting out at SIR ELTON...

21st April 2006 9:14



Mae UK's Richest Young Star

Violinist VANESSA MAE has topped a list of Britain's wealthiest young entertainers, thanks to her GBP32 million ($56 million) fortune. The...

21st April 2006 13:54



Kinks Star Too Kinky For Punk Band

Veteran rocker RAY DAVIES' songwriting has been snubbed for being too shocking - by his daughter's punk band. The former THE KINKS frontman, 61,...

21st April 2006 13:54



Chili Peppers Concert Sparks Trouble For The Bbc

A recent RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS concert has sparked a licensing row, leaving BBC music show TOP OF THE POPS in legal trouble. The BBC ignored the...

21st April 2006 13:54



Church's Wild Spending

Welsh singer CHARLOTTE CHURCH spent over GBP1.3 million ($2.27 million) in just three years, figures show. The former opera singer had an estimated...

21st April 2006 13:54



Domingo To Star In Postino Opera

Spanish opera legend PLACIDO DOMINGO will be starring alongside Mexican tenor ROLANDO VILLAZON in the opera version of IL POSTINO - and he has hinted...

21st April 2006 13:54



George Michael Slams Rehab Reports

LATEST: Pop star GEORGE MICHAEL has slammed tabloid reports he is "out of control" on cannabis - insisting he has merely been exhausted. The former...

21st April 2006 13:54



Snoop Gig At Centre Of $20 Million Lawsuit

Rappers SNOOP DOGG and THE GAME are being sued by a former fan who alleges he was assaulted, humiliated and robbed onstage during a concert in...

21st April 2006 13:54



Michael Damaged Car Through 'Tricky Hill Manoeuvre'

LATEST: British pop star GEORGE MICHAEL has spoken out following his car accident last weekend (16APR06), admitting he damaged three cars when he...

21st April 2006 13:54



Bettany: 'Cruel Silas Is Great Fun'

Actor PAUL BETTANY loves his character in THE DA VINCI CODE - because it gave him the chance to be horrible to everybody without feeling guilty. ...

21st April 2006 13:54



Alice Image To Fetch Thousands

A rare photograph of ALICE LIDDELL - the inspiration for ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND - is expected to reach $52,500 (GBP30,000) at auction next...

21st April 2006 13:54



Blackman: 'I Floored Wrestling Champ'

Ageing BOND girl HONOR BLACKMAN once knocked out a champion wrestler while filming a fight scene in 1960s TV series THE AVENGERS. The 78-year-old...

21st April 2006 13:54



Howard's Da Vinci Dilemma

Director RON HOWARD was thrilled when French President JACQUES CHIRAC allowed him to film THE DA VINCI CODE in Parisian gallery La Louvre - but he...

21st April 2006 13:54



Mckellen Refuses Autobiography

British actor SIR IAN MCKELLEN refuses to write his autobiography - because he won't be able to write about his own death. The LORD OF THE RINGS...

21st April 2006 13:54



Queen Surrounded By Birthday Love

British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II is celebrating her 80th birthday today (21APR06), and she has spoken of her joy at receiving thousands of cards...

21st April 2006 13:54



United 93 Actor Refused Visa

The lead actor in 9/11 movie UNITED 93 will miss out on the film's premiere in New York City on Tuesday (25APR06), because the US Embassy are denying...

21st April 2006 13:54



Appeal Upholds Brown's Da Vinci Plagiarism Innocence

THE DA VINCI CODE author DAN BROWN has again been cleared of allegations be breached copyright and plagiarised the best-seller's plot, this time in...

21st April 2006 13:54



Franz Ferdinand Cause Mayhem In South America

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND loved the recent South American leg of their world tour - because of the intense worship they received from fans on...

21st April 2006 17:34



Skinner Sells Silver Shadow

THE STREETS star MIKE SKINNER is seeking a buyer for the Rolls Royce featured on the cover of his latest album THE HARDEST WAY TO MAKE AN EASY...

21st April 2006 17:34



Johnston: 'My Institution Hell'

Cult star DANIEL JOHNSTON was so misunderstood by his family during his teenage years, he only had to "raise his voice" to be sent to a mental...

21st April 2006 17:34



Prince Dancer Arrested In Drug Bust

One of PRINCE's back-up dancers has been arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of cocaine aboard a flight out of Rio de...

21st April 2006 17:34



Doherty Released On Bail

LATEST: Troubled British rocker PETE DOHERTY has been released on bail until June (06) following his arrest on suspicion of possessing class A drugs...

21st April 2006 17:34



It's Official: Pumpkins Reform

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have finally confirmed they are reuniting, following months of speculation, and are ready to record their sixth studio album. ...

21st April 2006 17:34



Grohl Is A Dad

FOO FIGHTERS star DAVE GROHL's wife JORDYN BLUM gave birth to the couple's first child, VIOLET MAYE, in Los Angeles on Saturday (15APR06). Violet,...

21st April 2006 17:34



The Things They Say 1887

"Our biggest fans in the industry are all rappers. No movie stars or anything, just people like JAY-Z and FAT JOE. They love us!" Rockers FALL OUT...

21st April 2006 17:34



Coyne: 'Mcdonald's Is Like Crack'

THE FLAMING LIPS star WAYNE COYNE equates eating MCDonald's fast food with smoking crack - unhealthy but "wonderful". The YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK...

21st April 2006 17:34



Movie Reviews: Friends With Money

Friends With Money has pulled in a lot of it in its first two weeks of limited release. It has also drawn a lot of mixed reactions from critics....

21st April 2006 18:23



Movie Reviews: American Dreamz

Manohla Dargis in the New York Times hits American Dreamz hard -- but warns in her lede of her intent. She writes that in the movie, about a...

21st April 2006 18:23



Movie Reviews: The Sentinel

The Sentinel , which was screened for critics, is not faring much better at their hands. Stephen Holden in the New York Times leads off his review...

21st April 2006 18:23



Movie Reviews: Silent Hill

Silent Hill , based on the popular video game, was not supposed to have been shown to film critics. Apparently the word never got out to whoever...

21st April 2006 18:23



Animated Film With Elton John Music Rescued By Disney Records

Executives of Walt Disney Records intervened on behalf of the Elton John animated film project Gnomeo and Juliet after it was canceled by Pixar...

21st April 2006 18:23



Trekkies Rejoice; Kirk & Spock To Return

The hopes of millions of aging Trekkies that their revered movie/TV franchise would be revived got a boost today (Friday) when Daily Variety...

21st April 2006 18:23



Couric Visits Future Home At Cbs

Bob Schieffer told an audience at Drew University in Madison, NJ Wednesday night that he had been part of a "welcome wagon" to greet Katie Couric...

21st April 2006 18:23



New Nightline Anchors Draw Bigger Ratings Than Koppel

Viewers of the revamped ABC Nightline have apparently heeded Ted Koppel's farewell advice to give the show a chance -- or risk seeing it replaced...

21st April 2006 18:23



Black Eyed Peas Get Environmental For Tv Appearance

THE BLACK EYED PEAS arrived in style for their appearance on MTV show TOTAL REQUEST LIVE yesterday (20APR06) - in a hybrid car. The environmentally...

21st April 2006 19:34



Hard-fi Star Worried About Exterminator Bonus

British rockers HARD FI almost missed out on the opportunity to sign a major label record deal - because a sensible member of the band wanted to...

21st April 2006 19:34



Diddy's Cooking Show Collapses

Rap mogul SEAN COMBS' celebrity cooking show has been axed by TV bosses at NBC in America after just four shows. Despite intense publicity and four...

21st April 2006 19:34



Minogue Broke Shore's Heart

US comedian PAULY SHORE has revealed he had a steamy six-month fling with KYLIE MINOGUE in 1997 and hasn't been able to find a girlfriend who can...

21st April 2006 19:34



Milian Denies Romance

R+B star CHRISTINA MILIAN has slammed reports linking her to actor ERIC WEST, insisting she is single. The young singer claims that not only is she...

21st April 2006 19:34



Empire State Building Goes Green For Sting And Friends

Cancer fighter SHERYL CROW, BILLY JOEL and LENNY KRAVITZ will join STING at this year's (06) Rainforest Foundation Fund Benefit Concert in New...

21st April 2006 19:34



Minnillo Denies Lachey Romance

MTV presenter VANESSA MINNILLO has laughed off reports she's secretly dating NICK LACHEY, insisting gossips are taking their video romance too far. ...

21st April 2006 19:34



Swift Jailed For Attending Pal's Funeral

LATEST: D-12 rapper SWIFT has been jailed for probation violation after skipping a court hearing to attend the funeral of bandmate PROOF earlier this...

21st April 2006 19:34



Fascinating Fact 1419

TOM CRUISE's industrious young neighbours made a small fortune outside the actor's home in Los Angeles on Wednesday (19APR06), by selling lemonade...

21st April 2006 19:34



Roberts' Baby Danger

JULIA ROBERTS was forced to rearrange all the furniture and candles in her house after friend MARCIA GAY HOLDEN brought her own twins around -...

21st April 2006 19:34



Fascinating Fact 1418

DENNIS QUAID and MEG RYAN's teenage son JACK has landed his first lead acting role in a school production of TOM JONES.

21st April 2006 19:34



Longoria To Re-visit Fast Food Past

Actress EVA LONGORIA has offered to return to work at the fast food restaurant where she once worked as a teenager - just to shock diners. The...

21st April 2006 19:34



Fascinating Fact 1417

British royal PRINCE CHARLES today (21APR06) marked his mother QUEEN ELIZABETH II's 80th birthday by publicly thanking her for the "many wonderful...

21st April 2006 19:34



Abrams Gets The Job Of Reviving Star Trek

The man who TOM CRUISE handpicked to direct him in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III has been selected to breathe new life into the STAR TREK franchise. ...

21st April 2006 19:34



Unheard Monroe Testimony Tapes To Be Broadcast

Secret testimonies from those who gathered at MARILYN MONROE's death bed are set to he broadcast for the first time on an upcoming US TV news show. ...

21st April 2006 19:34



Grant Fed Up With Media Intrusion

British actor HUGH GRANT refuses to talk about his personal life in interviews, having learned the hard way what it's like to have his private...

21st April 2006 19:34



Chadha Confirms Dallas

LATEST: BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM director GURINDER CHADHA has confirmed she'll direct the movie adaptation of TV soap DALLAS with JOHN TRAVOLTA and...

21st April 2006 19:34



Robin Williams: 'I'm Not Gay'

ROBIN WILLIAMS is keen to confront one of the many gay men who insist they've slept with him because he can't recall that period of his life. The...

21st April 2006 19:34



Cruise: 'Baby Experience Was Just What We Wanted'

An excited TOM CRUISE has spoken about the birth of his baby girl, SURI, admitting the labour experience was everything he and his fiancee KATIE...

21st April 2006 19:34



Fascinating Fact 1416

Boy band NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK performed a low-key show at Deer Island Prison, Massachusetts, before their career took off - as a favour to DONNIE...

21st April 2006 19:34


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