3rd July 2006

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Record Pioneer Irving Green Dies

Mercury Records co-founder IRVING GREEN, who helped break racial barriers by promoting black artists SARAH VAUGHN, DINAH WASHINGTON and THE PLATTERS,...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Bizarre Brown Antics Spoil New Edition Reunion

BOBBY BROWN reunited with his NEW EDITION bandmates on stage last night (02JULY06), but his pretentious antics had the audience yelling for him to...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Coyne Blasts Tour Mate Dylan

Outspoken rocker WAYNE COYNE is sure to have a confrontation with BOB DYLAN when the folk-rock legend tours with THE FLAMING LIPS later this summer...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Stones Roll On With Tour Dates

LATEST: The ROLLING STONES will be back in the rehearsal studios later this week (ends07JUL06) after postponing dates dues to health setbacks for...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Depp Was Ray For Thompson Book Tour

JOHNNY DEPP adopted the name RAY when tragic journalist HUNTER S THOMPSON asked the movie star to act as his road manager and minder on one of his...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Denzel Wants Jackson For New Movie

DENZEL WASHINGTON is desperate to team up with KING KONG movie-maker PETER JACKSON on an ambitious upcoming film project. The two Oscar-winning...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Theatre Great Richards Dies On His 87th Birthday

The lights on Broadway, New York City, were dimmed on Friday night (30JUN06) in a tribute to Tony Award-winning director LLOYD RICHARDS, who died on...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Ice-t To Produce Hasselhoff Rap Album

Rapper ICE-T is set to produce DAVID HASSELHOFF's first hip-hop album. The pair are neighbours in Los Angeles and are said to have struck up a close...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Lachey: 'It's Time To Move On'

LATEST: Newly single NICK LACHEY insists it's time to for him to move on now he is officially divorced from JESSICA SIMPSON. The couple's divorce...

3rd July 2006 0:00



New Australian Big Brother Sexual Misconduct Claim

LATEST: Beleaguered Australia reality TV show BIG BROTHER has been marred by another claim of sexual misconduct from a female contestant. MICHAEL...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Fascinating Fact 1717

Eccentric THE FLAMING LIPS frontman WAYNE COYNE's Oklahoma City estate in Oklahoma was once home to an illegal methamphetamine lab. The bedroom that...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Federline's Music Debut Was A Joke

BRITNEY SPEARS' often-maligned husband KEVIN FEDERLINE's debut single POPOZAO was a joke, according to the dancer/rapper. Federline claims he...

3rd July 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 2378

"The way he went about it was absolutely consistent. He was never gonna be the guy that collapsed in his soup bowl." JOHNNY DEPP on pal HUNTER S...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Nighy: 'Richard Curtis Should Be Recognised As A Great Brit'

LOVE ACTUALLY star BILL NIGHY is calling for British movie-maker RICHARD CURTIS to be given a major national award for his tireless devotion to...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Sneaker Fan Fights For Mcfly Moonboot

A Canadian sneaker fanatic is urging bosses at sportswear firm Nike to manufacture the one-off 'moonboots' they created for MICHAEL J FOX's character...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Flaming Lips Star: 'I'm Not On Drugs'

THE FLAMING LIPS frontman WAYNE COYNE is perplexed by assumptions he spends his life high - because he hasn't touched drugs for over 20 years. The...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Kidman And Urban Wedding Photos Fail To Produce Donations

LATEST: NICOLE KIDMAN and KEITH URBAN released one photo of their 25 June (06) wedding to the world's media in exchange for a charitable donation,...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Faith + Tim Tour Halted By Bronchitis

TIM MCGRAW's US tour with wife FAITH HILL was halted at the weekend after the country star was diagnosed with bronchitis. The country couple was...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Lil' Kim Released From Jail

LATEST: Rapper LIL' KIM was released from jail today (03JUL06) after spending 10 months behind bars for perjury. The LADY MARMALADE hitmaker, 31,...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Depp To Carry Out Brando's Last Wish

JOHNNY DEPP wants to put Hollywood on hold so he can live out the dying wish of late movie icon MARLON BRANDO by playing HAMLET in a theatre...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Knightley Was Sceptical About Pirates

British actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY was convinced PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL would be a box office flop right up until she...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Dj Questions Gravy Shooting

DJ FUNKMASTER FLEX has accused rapper GRAVY of faking his shooting outside the offices of New York City radio station HOT 97 in April (06). Gravy -...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Willis Slams Iraq War But Supports Soldiers

Hollywood hardman BRUCE WILLIS vows to support American soldiers fighting in Iraq, but he is not convinced the West's involvement is justified. The...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Sienna Miller's Tearful Graveside Visit

Actress SIENNA MILLER burst into tears when she visited the grave of her FACTORY GIRL character EDIE SEDGWICK in Santa Barbara, California,...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Australian Pm Calls For Big Brother Axe

LATEST: Australian Prime Minister JOHN HOWARD has called for reality TV show BIG BROTHER to be axed after a female contestant was allegedly sexually...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Baldwin Slams Bono's Charity Work

Actor STEPHEN BALDWIN has criticised BONO's crusade against poverty in Africa, insisting the U2 singer should preach Christianity instead. THE USUAL...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Depp To Star In 21 Jump Street Remake?

JOHNNY DEPP is considering starring in the film version of 21 JUMP STREET, the TV show which shot him to fame 20 years ago. BRAD PITT, VINCE VAUGHN...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Lohan's Father Inspires Her To Stay Away From Drugs

MEAN GIRLS star LINDSAY LOHAN is grateful to her disgraced father MICHAEL for turning her off drugs. The 20-year-old admits she has tried cannabis...

3rd July 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 2377

"It wasn't very romantic. It was actually very hard work". PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN star MACKENZIE CROOK on cutting his baby son's umbilical cord.

3rd July 2006 0:00



Paris Says 'No' To Naked Wrestling

Heiress PARIS HILTON has turned down an approach from America's NAKED WOMEN'S WRESTLING LEAGUE, because she wants to clean up her image. The...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Fascinating Fact 1716

THE OFFICE star MACKENZIE CROOK lives in an art deco house in London which used to belong to comedy legend PETER SELLERS.

3rd July 2006 0:00



Simpson's Security Facing Police Action

JESSICA SIMPSON's bodyguards are facing police action after allegedly man-handling a photographer and snatching his camera equipment. Simpson was...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Dmx Makes Bail Payment

LATEST: Troubled rapper DMX has been released from prison in Westchester County, New York State, after posting $25,000 (GBP13,889) in bail money. ...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Austin Seeking Royal Pardon

LATEST: Grammy-winning producer DALLAS AUSTIN is seeking a pardon from Dubai's ruler after pleading guilty to cocaine charges yesterday (02JUL06). ...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Box Office Boosted By Da Vinci Code

THE DA VINCI CODE - the controversial movie adaptation of DAN BROWN's bestseller - has been hailed a Hollywood saviour, after rescuing the US box...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Depardieu Picks Up Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran French actor GERARD DEPARDIEU was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 28th Moscow International Film Festival last night...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Pussycat Dolls Open Harrods Sale

Pop sensations THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS caused a stir after arriving for this morning's (03JUL06) opening sale at prestigious London department store...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Ebert Recovering In Hospital After Operation

American film critic ROGER EBERT is recovering in a Chicago, Illinois hospital following an emergency operation. The 64-year-old TV veteran, famed...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Connery Champions Compatriot On Court

Former JAMES BOND star SIR SEAN CONNERY almost scuppered his countryman's chances of winning at Wimbledon after calling the tennis ace at three...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Jackson Revoked Movie Name Change

SAMUEL L JACKSON almost pulled out of new movie SNAKES ON A PLANE when he discovered film-makers were planning to ditch its memorable title. ...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Hilton Dismisses One-night Stands

Hotel heiress PARIS HILTON has ruled out having one-night stands, insisting she'd rather her male suitors fight for her affections over an extended...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Hilton Steps Up Security After Stalker Incident

PARIS HILTON has increased her security after a stalker pretending to be her fiance arrived at her father's office armed with a knife. The SIMPLE...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Presley Banned Hits From Graceland

Late rock 'n' roll star ELVIS PRESLEY hated listening to his own hits and banned his "c**p" repertoire from ever being played inside his infamous...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Practical Joker Presley Flashed Led Zeppelin Star

ELVIS PRESLEY was so fond of practical jokes he once cheekily dropped his pants in front of LED ZEPPELIN star JOHN PAUL JONES. The late rock 'n'...

3rd July 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 2375

"No disrespect to Liam, but I don't think he is the guy I would want for my neighbour and I guarantee he wouldn't want me." OASIS frontman LIAM...

3rd July 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 2376

"We did get together in a hotel room and dress up as pirates. He looked beautiful in the clothes and his hair was in dreads. Gorgeous! Just...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Hasselhoff Shuns Panto To Hook Up With Cowell

Former BAYWATCH star DAVID HASSELHOFF dumped his role as stage villain CAPTAIN HOOK for a seat alongside TV baddie SIMON COWELL. The actor was lined...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Chips Star Estrada Mentors Valderrama

WILMER VALDERRAMA is being coached on how to ride a motorcycle by former CHiPS star ERIK ESTRADA as he prepares for his part in the upcoming big...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Dench: 'Why I Said Yes To M'

DAME JUDI DENCH only took the role of M in the recent Bond movies because her late husband always fantasised about the imposing character. Dench,...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Yoko Speaks Out In Support Of Mills

YOKO ONO has spoken out in defence of SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's estranged wife HEATHER MILLS, insisting she is in the perfect position to understand the...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Elton Brands England Team A 'Disgrace'

SIR ELTON JOHN has slammed the England soccer team as a "disgrace" after Portugal knocked them out of the World Cup on Saturday (01JUL06). The DON'T...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Jolie Most Kissable In The World

ANGELINA JOLIE's pouty mouth has been voted the most kissable in the world, beating out fellow full-lipped film beauty SCARLETT JOHANSSON in a new...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Man Arrested Over Les Incompetents Singer Attack

LATEST: A man has been arrested in connection with an unprovoked attack which left LES INCOMPETENTS frontman BILLY LEESON in intensive care. After...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Davis Voted Most Beautiful

SEX AND THE CITY actress KRISTIN DAVIS has been crowned the most beautiful woman in the world, according to the readers of British women's magazine...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Bellucci Film Triumphs At Moscow Movie Awards

French director BERTRAND BLIER collected the Best Director award for his MONICA BELLUCCI-starring movie HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE ME? at Moscow's 28th...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Elton's Drug Regret

SIR ELTON JOHN still shudders to think of the amount of money he wasted on drugs in his youth - and is determined to pour as much of his cash into...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Fascinating Fact 1715

Tennis legend MARTINA NAVRATILOVA is now allowed to graze sheep on Beachy Head after being granted the freedom of Eastbourne, England.

3rd July 2006 0:00



Sandler Clicked With Workaholic Role

Hollywood comedian ADAM SANDLER had no problem relating to his workaholic character in his latest movie CLICK, because he too has allowed his...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Bets Placed On Potter Death

Fans of HARRY POTTER are frantically placing bets on who will murder the teenage wizard, after author JK ROWLING announced she was considering...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Shakira Continues To Sit Atop European Singles Chart

SHAKIRA's collaboration with WYCLEF JEAN has topped the European singles chart for a fourth successive week, holding both NELLY FURTADO and CRAZY...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Yasmin Le Bon Spills Secrets To A Lasting Marriage

Supermodel YASMIN LE BON insists the reason her marriage to DURAN DURAN singer SIMON LE BON has lasted so long is because they have such similar...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Age-conscious Hall 'Dreaded' Her 50th Party

SIR MICK JAGGER's former wife JERRY HALL may be secretly celebrating her twisted ankle - as friends insist the ageing supermodel was secretly...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Lil' Kim Gets Spiritual During Prison Stint

Jailed rapper LIL' KIM has completely transformed herself during her time jail - because she spends the whole time reading spiritual self-help books....

3rd July 2006 0:00



Kidman And Urban Return Home From Honeymoon

LATEST: Newlyweds NICOLE KIDMAN and KEITH URBAN returned to Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday (02JUL06), after spending a romantic honeymoon in Bora...

3rd July 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 2374

"I remember when I read the script for the first time and thought, 'God, I'm naked for a lot of this movie.' So I wasn't too surprised when I got to...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Kilmer Forced To Leave Latest Film

VAL KILMER has quit his latest film DARK MATTER with MERYL STREEP because of scheduling conflicts. The star's role reportedly clashed with his new...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Superman Flies High At Us Box Office

SUPERMAN RETURNS failed to shatter box office records, but still took in $52.15 million (GBP29 million) during its opening weekend, claiming the top...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Bosworth Buried Alive For Superman Role

KATE BOSWORTH was mortified when she had to endure endless hours in a claustrophobic full body cast to help recreate special effects for SUPERMAN...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Big Brother Contestant Allegedly Assaulted By Housemates

Police have questioned a female contestant from Australian reality TV show BIG BROTHER after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by two male...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Depp The Kids' Favourite

Hollywood maverick JOHNNY DEPP is enjoying his new status as kids' favourite thanks to his roles in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN and WILLY WONKA. ...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Spiteri Spitting With Rage

Scottish singer SHARLEEN SPITERI angrily threatened to walk off stage at London's Hyde Park Calling music festival on the weekend (01JUL06), after a...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Mckellen Is UK's Top Gay

SIR IAN MCKELLEN has beaten SIR ELTON JOHN to the position of the most influential homosexual icon in the UK, in a list to mark the end of the...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Ono: 'People Don't Know About Paul And I'

YOKO ONO has hit out at reports she has buried her "feud" with former BEATLE SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY - insisting they have always been close pals anyway. ...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Beckham Quits

Soccer ace DAVID BECKHAM stepped down as captain of the England team yesterday (02JUL06), after the team was defeated by Portugal in the World Cup on...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Langham Triumphs At Tv Awards

British comedy star CHRIS LANGHAM, who is facing child pornography charges, has triumphed at the Monte Carlo TV Awards on Saturday (01JUL06) -...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Austin Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges In Dubai

LATEST: Grammy-winning producer DALLAS AUSTIN pleaded guilty on Sunday (02JUL06) to cocaine charges in Dubai. Austin, who has worked with MADONNA,...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Martin's Fat Fury

COLDPLAY rocker CHRIS MARTIN was so furious when he found himself faced with a critical member of the public, he unleashed an astonishing tirade on...

3rd July 2006 0:00



O'grady Recovering

LATEST: British TV presenter PAUL O'GRADY is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a heart attack on Friday (30JUN06), his second coronary...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Killers On All White Live 8

THE KILLERS frontman BRANDON FLOWERS was deeply embarrassed after instructing the band to sport white suits at last year's (05) Live 8 - because a...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Shakira And Jean At Number One

SHAKIRA has knocked NELLY FURTADO from the top of the UK singles chart with HIPS DON'T LIE featuring WYCLEF JEAN, pushing the Canadian songbird back...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Simpson Set To Model For Victoria's Secret

ASHLEE SIMPSON is set to become the new face of sexy lingerie company VICTORIA'S SECRET. The 21-year-old star will front the store's new range,...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Slip-n-slide Star Arrested Over Shooting

SLIP-N-SLIDE rapper PLIES was arrested in connection with a nightclub shooting in Florida which left five people injured yesterday morning...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Lostprophets Singer Blasts Bbc For Axeing Top Of The Pops

LOSTPROPHETS singer IAN WATKINS has slammed the BBC for abandoning live music after the broadcaster axed its legendary music show TOP OF THE POPS. ...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Minnillo On Lachey: 'We're So Happy'

LATEST: MTV host VANESSA MINNILLO has laughed off reports her freshly divorced new boyfriend NICK LACHEY is still pining for ex wife JESSICA SIMPSON...

3rd July 2006 0:00



Canceled Show Draws Biggest Ratings

The CBS Sunday Night Movie, which CBS has canceled, drew the biggest ratings of the night Sunday as its second hour registered a 5.8/11. The first...

3rd July 2006 18:17



They're Watching Nobody's Watching ... On The Web

The Internet could turn out to be the savior of a TV show that was rejected in 2004 by NBC and later by The WB, the New York Times reported today...

3rd July 2006 18:17



Are Some Flight Crews Smuggling Dvd's?

California Congressman Howard Berman has called for an investigation of reports published recently in the Los Angeles Times that pirated DVDs from...

3rd July 2006 18:17



Critic Ebert In Serious Condition At Chicago Hospital

Film critic Roger Ebert was reported to be in serious condition in Chicago following emergency surgery to treat a burst blood vessel near the site of...

3rd July 2006 18:17



Poll Shows Moviegoers Are Big Dvd Buyers

A poll of moviegoers indicates that 83 percent of those who see ten or more movies per year in theaters also "frequently" or "sometimes" buy the DVD...

3rd July 2006 18:17



Superman Didn't Fly High Enough, Say Analysts

If Superman Returns hadn't cost about $204 million to make and an additional $40 million to develop over the past 19 years, the $84.2 million that...

3rd July 2006 18:17



Nbc Dumps Arena Football

The future existence of the Arena Football League appeared in doubt Friday when NBC announced that it will not renew its revenue-sharing deal with...

3rd July 2006 18:17



Vargas Wants To Be World News Tonight Anchor Again

Elizabeth Vargas has told USA Today that she plans to "do everything in my power" to return as anchor of a nightly network news program. She said...

3rd July 2006 18:17



Spike Tv's Biggest Hit Available For Free At Itunes Store

Spike TV's premiere episode of Blade: The Series is being offered for free on Apple's iTunes Music Store until July 11. The drama, which stars Kirk...

3rd July 2006 18:17



Star Jones Attracts Big Ratings For Larry King

Star Jones's appearing on CNN's Larry King Live last Thursday Spike drew more than 3 million viewers, three times King's average for the season. The...

3rd July 2006 18:17



Massive U.k. Audience Watches England's World Cut Defeat

Virtually everyone with a television set in Britain had it tuned to the World Cup soccer match between England and Portugal Saturday night. The BBC...

3rd July 2006 18:17


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