18th May 2006

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Chili Peppers Top Us Chart For The First Time

Rockers the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS claimed the top spot on the US Billboard charts for the first time on Wednesday (17MAY06). The band's two-disc...

18th May 2006 2:48



Yusuf Islam Explains Musical Comeback

YUSUF ISLAM, the artist formerly known as CAT STEVENS, insists the increasingly volatile political climate has inspired his comeback. The star...

18th May 2006 2:48



George Sentenced To Hiv Help

British pop star BOY GEORGE is to work in a hospice for HIV victims after a US court slapped him with a community service order for wasting police...

18th May 2006 2:48



Spears' Ice Cream Treat For Baby Slammed

BRITNEY SPEARS has been criticised by a leading dietitian for feeding her baby son ice-cream. The pregnant pop star recently revealed she uses the...

18th May 2006 2:48



Simpson Blasts Sacking Reports

LATEST: JESSICA SIMPSON has hit back at reports she sacked her best friend and assistant CACEE COBB because she was too close to estranged husband...

18th May 2006 2:48



Mccartney Slams Gold-digging Wife Rumours

Former BEATLE SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has blasted theories his estranged wife HEATHER MILLS MCCARTNEY only married him for his multi-million dollar...

18th May 2006 2:48



The Things They Say 2045

"I don't like sci-fi - I don't want to do anything with sci-fi. STAR WARS? STAR TREK? I'd rather eat turpentine and p**s on a brush fire." MATCH...

18th May 2006 2:48



Lohan's Mum To Write Show-biz Book

LINDSAY LOHAN's manager/mother is writing a book for parents who want to help their kids break into show business. DINA LOHAN wants to help other...

18th May 2006 2:48



Gervais 'Bombed' By Students

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS terrified a group of London students when he pursued them after being blasted by a water bomb. THE OFFICE star was...

18th May 2006 2:48



Richards To Join Sambora On Bon Jovi Tour

LATEST: Actress DENISE RICHARDS has slammed reports she has split with new boyfriend RICHIE SAMBORA, and is flying out to meet him on Friday...

18th May 2006 2:48



Pitt Family Deny Jolie Rift

BRAD PITT's brother has furiously dismissed reports his family is engaged in a jealous row with the actor's pregnant girlfriend ANGELINA JOLIE. ...

18th May 2006 2:48



Director Dismisses Da Vinci Code Damnation

THE DA VINCI CODE director RON HOWARD used his film's star-studded world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last night (17MAY06) to launch a...

18th May 2006 2:48



Baldwin Charged In Drug Case

LATEST: Actor DANIEL BALDWIN has been charged with two drug counts in California. The actor, who is the brother of ALEC BALDWIN, was arrested last...

18th May 2006 2:48



Aguilera Speaks Out On Album Delay

CHRISTINA AGUILERA blames her perfectionist personality for delaying the release of her much anticipated new record. The singer hasn't released an...

18th May 2006 2:48



Fascinating Fact 1512

A TV series based on BILLY JOEL's life is coming to US network Showtime. The drama, titled BIG SHOT, will be co-produced by WILL + GRACE star SEAN...

18th May 2006 2:48



The Things They Say 2046

"We had to talk her out of throwing water balloons at them once, just because everybody's looking for a lawsuit. On the other hand, there were times...

18th May 2006 9:23



Hanks Proved Father Wrong

Double Oscar-winner TOM HANKS was determined to prove his restaurant manager father he was no idiot, by becoming a successful actor. The DA VINCI...

18th May 2006 9:23



Gore Premieres Environmental Documentary

Former US Vice President AL GORE has premiered his environmental documentary AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH to influential audiences in Los Angeles and...

18th May 2006 9:23



Da Vinci Code Inspiration Wanted Gibson

The intellectual who inspired the ROBERT LANGDON character in THE DA VINCI CODE would have picked Australian actor MEL GIBSON to play him - not TOM...

18th May 2006 9:23



Mcgregor And Farrell Sign On For Allen Film

COLIN FARRELL and EWAN MCGREGOR are set to star in director WOODY ALLEN's new film set in London. The as-yet-untitled film is the third movie the...

18th May 2006 9:23



Knightley's No Fair Lady

British actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY has been ruled out of a film or theatre part in cockney classic MY FAIR LADY, after acclaimed director SIR TREVOR...

18th May 2006 9:23



Berry Feels Inferior Despite Oscar

Screen beauty HALLE BERRY is disappointed because winning her Best Actress Oscar for her role in MONSTER'S BALL has failed to have the impact on her...

18th May 2006 9:23



Sober Sheen Resorts To Online Dating

Actor CHARLIE SHEEN has been forced to search for love on dating websites, because he can no longer meet women at bars and nightclubs after getting...

18th May 2006 9:23



Elton's Soccer Sacrifice

Pop legend SIR ELTON JOHN has been hailed by a small town Somerset, England, soccer team as the reason behind their historic league win. The singer...

18th May 2006 9:23



Townshend: 'My Generation Was Wonderful'

Veteran rocker PETE TOWNSHEND still draws inspiration from his contemporaries from the swinging sixties, and views BOB DYLAN and SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY...

18th May 2006 9:23



Richard Raises Glass From Own Vineyard

Enduring British pop singer SIR CLIFF RICHARD is toasting success away from the music industry with the launch of his very own wine. The singer...

18th May 2006 9:23



Townshend Plans Mobile Music

PETE TOWNSHEND insists he conjured up the concepts of musical ring tones years before they became available - and he is planning to release some of...

18th May 2006 9:23



Shakira's Hips Help Songwriting

Colombian singing sensation SHAKIRA insists she knows a song is good when she feels the music in her hips and she begins to move. Shakira's hips...

18th May 2006 9:23



Daltrey Wracked With Nerves Over Tour

THE WHO rocker ROGER DALTREY is terrified about the band's upcoming European tour - fearing his performance skills are rusty. The veteran frontman,...

18th May 2006 9:23



White Slams Raconteur Critics

Singer JACK WHITE wants to keep new band THE RACONTEURS on the road for as long as possible to prove his commitment to the rockers. THE WHITE...

18th May 2006 9:23



Agassi Loses Tax Battle

American tennis ace ANDRE AGASSI will have to pay GBP27,500 ($49,500) in back taxes after losing a battle with the UK's Revenue + Customs office. ...

18th May 2006 13:48



Norman Splits With Wife

Australian golfing legend GREG NORMAN and his wife LAURA are splitting after 25 years of marriage. The millionaire sportsman, known as 'The Great...

18th May 2006 13:48



Universal Accused Of Racial Discrimination

Hollywood studio Universal Pictures have been accused of firing assistant director FRANK DAVIS from the 2003 racing movie 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS because he...

18th May 2006 13:48



Fascinating Fact 1513

A paper bag signed by all four members of THE BEATLES before a 1963 concert is expected to fetch over $5,400 (GBP3,000) at a London auction.

18th May 2006 13:48



Jack Osbourne Pens Autobiography

OZZY OSBOURNE's son JACK has signed a lucrative publishing deal to pen his autobiography, despite being just 20 years old. The book, to be titled...

18th May 2006 13:48



Kapranos Fired For 'Being Too Ambitious'

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was fired from his first band QUINN after being told he was too ambitious. Before Kapranos formed Franz...

18th May 2006 13:48



Panic! Bassist Quits

PANIC! AT THE DISCO bassist BRENT WILSON has sensationally quit the cult rockers. The BUT IT'S BETTER IF YOU DO rockers are sad to lose the founder...

18th May 2006 13:48



Rappers Unite

US rap stars ICE-T, MELLE MEL, AFRIKA BAMBAATAA and homegrown MC SKINNYMAN will headline Britain's first ever Hip-Hop Summit (UHHS) in July (06). ...

18th May 2006 13:48



Mills' Dad Knew Marriage Wouldn't Last

HEATHER MILLS MCCARTNEY's father knew his daughter's marriage to SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY wouldn't last - because they are both too stubborn. MARK MILLS,...

18th May 2006 13:48



Rapper Blasts New York Radio Station Over Ban

LATEST: Aspiring rapper GRAVY is furious after New York radio station Hot 97 banned his music from the airwaves - only weeks after he was shot...

18th May 2006 13:48



Glitter's Band Sue For Ruined Careers

Disgraced British rocker GARY GLITTER's backing band are suing him for ruining their careers. THE GLITTER BAND claim the convicted paedophile's bad...

18th May 2006 13:48



Mills Mccartney Slams 'Gold Digger' Claims

Charity campaigner HEATHER MILLS MCCARTNEY has lashed out of claims she married SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY for his vast fortune in her new self-help book...

18th May 2006 13:48



Narnia Sequel Postponed

The release date of the sequel to THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE has been severely delayed while its special effects are completed. THE...

18th May 2006 13:48



Ghostbusters 3 In The Making

Actor DAN AYKROYD has penned the script for a third GHOSTBUSTERS movie and will reprise his lead role alongside original co-star RICK MORANIS. ...

18th May 2006 13:48



Bonham Carter Enjoying Power Of Jury

HELENA BONHAM CARTER is enjoying a power trip on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival this year (06), because she's so used to being a "depraved"...

18th May 2006 13:48



Almodovar Honoured In Spain

Acclaimed film-maker PEDRO ALMODOVAR has been honoured in his native Spain with the Asturias Prize For Art. The ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER director, 56,...

18th May 2006 13:48



Mckellen Courts Controversy At Cannes

English actor IAN MCKELLEN is bemused by the controversy over THE DA VINCI CODE novel and movie, insisting Christians should be happy with the theory...

18th May 2006 13:48



300-Year-old Violin Sets World Record

A violin made in 1707 by legendary instrument maker ANTONIO STRADIVARIUS has set a new world record by selling at auction for $3.5 million (GBP1.8...

18th May 2006 17:18



Powter To Appear On American Idol

Canadian pop singer DANIEL POWTER is set to thrill fans by appearing on the current season finale of talent show AMERICAN IDOL. The 30-year-old...

18th May 2006 17:18



Chesney's Bush Boots

Country singer KENNY CHESNEY is thrilled after US President GEORGE W BUSH presented him with a customised set of cowboy boots. The HOW FOREVER...

18th May 2006 17:18



Stevens Makes Comeback

YUSUF ISLAM is set to release a new album, almost three decades since he was in the musical limelight as CAT STEVENS. The singer-songwriter...

18th May 2006 17:18



Townshend Taking It Slowly With Autobiography

THE WHO fans are concerned PETE TOWNSHEND will never complete his memoirs, because it has taken him a decade to cover his first 24 years. The...

18th May 2006 17:18



Guns N' Roses Pioneer Ticketless Concert

US rockers GUNS N' ROSES are set to break new ground by performing the world's first ticketless gig, at London's Hammersmith Apollo next month...

18th May 2006 17:18



Mccartney Divorce Could Be Biggest In UK History

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's upcoming divorce from HEATHER MILLS MCCARTNEY could end in the biggest settlement in UK history, according to British legal...

18th May 2006 17:18



Tautou Stunned By Us Working Hours

AUDREY TAUTOU was stunned by her long working hours during the making of THE DA VINCI CODE, because she is used to filming more relaxed days on...

18th May 2006 17:18



Routh Laughs Off Digital Shrinking Rumours

New SUPERMAN actor BRANDON ROUTH has laughed off reports computer wizardry was used to digitally reduce the bulge of his mammoth manhood in the new...

18th May 2006 17:18



Ratner Hotel Ban Revoked

Hollywood movie-maker BRETT RATNER is celebrating after his life-long ban from Cannes, France's prestigious Hotel du Cap was lifted. The RUSH HOUR...

18th May 2006 17:18



Bettany Lied To Howard

English actor PAUL BETTANY lied to RON HOWARD when he was offered the role of albino monk SILAS in THE DA VINCI CODE, after telling the director he...

18th May 2006 17:18



Producer Feuer Dies

CABARET producer CY FEUER died in his New York home on Wednesday (17MAY06). He was 95. The native New Yorker produced a host of Broadway shows,...

18th May 2006 17:18



Garner's Cooking Causes Chaos

Hollywood star JENNIFER GARNER almost burned her Massachusetts home down recently, when she left a frying pan unattended. The ALIAS actress was...

18th May 2006 17:18



Trump Upsets Residents Over Road Plans

Property tycoon DONALD TRUMP has upset residents in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, after demanding the city renames a local road Trump National...

18th May 2006 17:18



Jackman Terrified During Weisz Love Scene

Hollywood hunk HUGH JACKMAN was terrified filming a love scene with RACHEL WEISZ in their latest film THE FOUNTAIN, because the British beauty's...

18th May 2006 17:18



Poitier Receives Honour At Cannes

Veteran actor SYDNEY POITIER was named a commander in France's order of arts and letters at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday (18MAY06). The Oscar...

18th May 2006 17:18



Movie Reviews: The Da Vinci Code

Initial reviews in the U.S. and Canada of The Da Vinci Code appear less damning than those overseas. But all the critics appear to take pains not...

18th May 2006 18:05



Theaters Warned Trailer For 9/11 Movie May Be Too Intense

A controversial trailer for Oliver Stone's World Trade Center will unspool for the first time preceding screenings of The Da Vinci code this...

18th May 2006 18:05



Chinese Entry In Cannes Competition Yanked

Summer Palace , the only Asian film selected for the Cannes Film Festival competition, is being withdrawn after being rejected by Chinese censors....

18th May 2006 18:05



Schieffer Defends News Media Against Bias Charges

Saying that journalism can be defined as "the pursuit of truth," CBS Evening News anchor Bob Schieffer told an audience in New York Tuesday night,...

18th May 2006 18:05



Younger Viewers Desert Fox News And Cnn

Each of the two major cable news networks have seen an extensive erosion of their younger-adult audience over the past year. According to CNN...

18th May 2006 18:05



Stars Unite For Big Star Tribute

US rockers REM are joining forces with RYAN ADAMS and IDLEWILD to create a tribute album to 1970s band BIG STAR. Disc BIG STAR SMALL WORLD will...

18th May 2006 21:08



Cullum Defends Cover Love

British jazz star JAMIE CULLUM has hit out at critics who claim he is little more than a cover artist, insisting he puts a lot of effort into...

18th May 2006 21:08



Carey's Legs Honoured

Singer MARIAH CAREY will be honoured at a New York City ceremony for having "Celebrity Legs of a Goddess." During the ceremony a 16-foot (5 metre)...

18th May 2006 21:08



Atlanta Proclaims New Edition Day On Friday

Officials in Atlanta, Georgia are honouring NEW EDITION members RALPH TRESVANT, RON DeVOE, MICHAEL BIVINS, RICKY BELL and JOHNNY GILL by proclaiming...

18th May 2006 21:08



Jackson Celebrates 40th Birthday

Pop star JANET JACKSON celebrated her 40th birthday with celebrity friends at Hollywood hotspot Shag on Tuesday night (16MAY06). Among the guests...

18th May 2006 21:08



Stradlin Joins Guns N' Roses For New York Gig

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist IZZY STRADLIN thrilled fans on Wednesday (17MAY06) when he joined the band onstage for three songs. Stradlin took to...

18th May 2006 21:08



Spears Sparks New Legislation

LATEST: Pop star BRITNEY SPEARS has prompted California lawmakers to introduce a bill requiring parents to face their infants' car seats towards the...

18th May 2006 21:08



Fascinating Fact 1514

WILL + GRACE star MEGAN MULLALLY auditioned for the role of ELAINE BENES on SEINFELD, but lost out to her Northwestern University college classmate,...

18th May 2006 21:08



Routh Vomits During First Superman

Actor and avid SUPERMAN fan BRANDON ROUTH was so excited at the release of the first movie - he was sick in the cinema. The 26-year-old, who will...

18th May 2006 21:08



Craig Puts On Weight In Prague

Producers of the new JAMES BOND movie, CASINO ROYALE, were forced to hire a personal trainer for star DANIEL CRAIG after he became obsessed with...

18th May 2006 21:08



Final Clarabell The Clown Dies

LEW ANDERSON, who played the last CLARABELL THE CLOWN on the HOWDY DOODY SHOW, died on Sunday (14MAY06). He was 84. Anderson died from...

18th May 2006 21:08



Catholic League Joy At Da Vinci Slamming

US civil rights group The Catholic League were thrilled at reports controversial movie adaptation THE DA VINCI CODE failed to wow audiences at its...

18th May 2006 21:08



Oc Fans Furious At Barton

Fans of teen drama THE OC are furious with star MISCHA BARTON for revealing her character, MARISSA COOPER, dies in the show's season finale - before...

18th May 2006 21:08



Star Trek Memorabilia Up For Auction

Over 1,000 pieces of memorabilia from STAR TREK will be auctioned off to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the franchise. Christie's auction house...

18th May 2006 21:08



Cannes Film Suffers Directors Feud

A film showing at the Cannes Film Festival and starring a host of A-list actors has been overshadowed by a legal battle among its producers. ...

18th May 2006 21:08


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