21st August 2006

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Giamatti Teams Up With Hanks To Play President

SIDEWAYS star PAUL GIAMATTI will play second US president JOHN ADAMS in a mini-series produced by Oscar winner TOM HANKS. The seven-episode...

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Secondhand Lions Set For Broadway Bow

MICHAEL CAINE movie SECONDHAND LIONS is to be adapted for the Broadway, New York stage as a new musical. ESCAPE (THE PINA COLADA SONG) hitmaker...

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Alda Stunned By West Wing Success

Veteran actor ALAN ALDA was stunned presidential drama THE WEST WING attracted so many viewers, because he didn't realise how many Americans were...

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The Things They Say 2705

"I really do believe that God has let me go through all those other relationships because he was prepping me for JERMAINE (DUPRI)." JANET JACKSON is...

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The Things They Say 2706

"(JESSICA) ALBA's got more tongue going on in there and (JESSICA) SIMPSON's got a little more smooch effect going!" Comedian DANE COOK is asked which...

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Draiman Recovering From Septum Surgery

DISTURBED frontman DAVID DRAIMAN underwent surgery on 15 August (06) to repair a deviated septum that had made breathing difficult for the singer. ...

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Jay-z Launches Tour In Poland

LATEST: Rap mogul JAY-Z will launch his comeback tour in Poland next month (09SEP06). The rapper has confirmed dates for a seven-week world tour to...

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Kutcher Puts Party Past Behind Him

ASHTON KUTCHER insists his days as a Hollywood party boy are long gone and describes his wild phase as "retarded". The PUNK'D star ended his...

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Charvet And Burke Engaged

Former BAYWATCH star DAVID CHARVET and ROCK STAR: SUPERNOVA host BROOKE BURKE are engaged and expecting a child together. Charvet proposed during a...

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Scoundrels To Close In September

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS will play its final performance on the Broadway, New York stage on 3 September (06). The show will close after 36 preview...

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Usher Takes On Theater Role To Silence Critics

R+B star USHER is determined to silence critics who savaged his performance in the movie IN THE MIX when he takes on the role of BILLY FLYNN in the...

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14 Festival-goers Hospitalised

Cold and wet conditions at England's V Festival rock event left 14 fans hospitalised over the weekend (19-20AUG06). More than 130,000 music lovers...

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Cassie Apologises To Bow Wow And Omarion

ME + U singer CASSIE has apologised to rappers BOW WOW and OMARION for saying the pair had tried to pick her up, live on a New York radio station. ...

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Timberlake's Mother: 'I Feel Sorry For Britney'

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE's manager/mother has spoken of her ongoing love for her son's ex, BRITNEY SPEARS, confessing she fears she's going through hell in...

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The Things They Say 2703

"I'm so spoiled by newness that I may have to shop every day for the rest of my life!" JESSICA SIMPSON has become so used to designers giving her new...

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Three Festival Fans Die In Car Crash

Three music fans on their way home from the V Festival in Chelmsford, England, were killed in a car crash early this morning (21AUG06). According to...

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The Things They Say 2704

"I'm very proud of him. He's faced so much negative criticism." CHRIS 'LUDACRIS' BRIDGES praises his pal KEVIN FEDERLINE after his debut performance...

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Dupri Gets The Best Out Of Sexy Jackson

JANET JACKSON has discovered a new world of sex toys and stripping thanks to boyfriend JERMAINE DUPRI. The shy superstar also films her sex acts...

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Willard And Tyler To Sit In For Ebert

LATEST: As US film critic ROGER EBERT recovers from cancer surgery, five guest hosts will fill-in alongside RICHARD ROPER on the pair's movie review...

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Geller Sues Owners Of Elvis House

Paranormalist URI GELLER has filed a lawsuit against the owners of ELVIS PRESLEY's first home, claiming breach of contract after they allegedly...

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Adkins' Scars Leave Him Unwilling To Go Topless

Country star TRACE ADKINS refuses to show off his toned torso in videos, because it's scarred from a near-death shooting incident. The hunky CHROME...

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Morrissey Slams UK Radio

Morose crooner MORRISSEY has slammed UK radio stations for refusing to give his latest tracks enough air time. The former THE SMITHS singer...

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Craig: 'Bond Must Get Bruised'

Actor DANIEL CRAIG loves doing his own dangerous stunts - because getting injured is an essential part of accurately portraying JAMES BOND. The new...

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Clean-cut Alda

M.A.S.H. legend ALAN ALDA managed to survive the 1960s without touching drugs - despite getting high by passively smoking among his pals. Alda, 70,...

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Hudson Won't Work With Hawn

Actress KATE HUDSON insists she has no plans to ever make a film with her Hollywood mother GOLDIE HAWN. The YOU, ME AND DUPREE star thinks working...

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Connery To Voice Animated Film

Screen legend SIR SEAN CONNERY will debut in his first animated feature, a film called SIR BILLIE THE VET. The Oscar winner will be playing a...

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Festival Crackdown Prompts 80 Arrests

A huge police crackdown on drug offences has seen more than 80 UK festival-goers arrested in Stafford this weekend (19-20AUG06). In all, 1,350...

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The Things They Say 2702

"I don't have a f**king idea! I'm too rich for that kind of question. Ask my people." Director TERRY GILLIAM hasn't got a clue how much a pint of...

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Alda Explains Emmy 'Tantrum'

ALAN ALDA has laughed off reports he was jealous when WILLIAM SHATNER beat him to the Best Supporting Actor In A Drama Series gong at last summer's...

21st August 2006 0:00



Affleck, Cyrus And Cryer Join Forces For Cancer

BEN AFFLECK, BILLY RAY CYRUS and JON CRYER are just a few of the celebrity names who have helped raise almost $3 million (GBP1.67 million) for...

21st August 2006 0:00



Braff: 'Lauryn Hill Was My Coke And Pepsi Partner'

SCRUBS star ZACH BRAFF was great childhood friends with singer LAUREN HILL. The unlikely pair grew up in the same New Jersey neighbourhood and Hill...

21st August 2006 0:00



Denton: 'Housewives Too Dark To Pick Up Emmy'

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES actor JAMES DENTON has blamed the hit show for missing out on an Emmy nomination for Best Comedy because it's too "dark". The...

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Ordinary Boys Illness Ends Festival Appearance

British rockers THE ORDINARY BOYS were forced to pull out of the second leg of their two-day V Festival appearance when bassist JAMES GREGORY fell...

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Ustad Bismillah Khan Dies

Legendary musician USTAD BISMILLAH KHAN died of a heart attack in the Indian town of Varanasi in the early hours of this morning (21AUG06). He was...

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Britney's Baby Blues

Pop princess BRITNEY SPEARS plans to take her son SEAN PRESTON on tour with her - because she can't bear to be separated from him. The BABY ONE MORE...

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Peel's Son To Follows In His Footsteps

The son of broadcasting legend JOHN PEEL is following in his late father's footsteps by becoming a radio DJ. Pioneering BBC DJ John, who died in...

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Abdul's Sympathy For Spears

AMERICAN IDOL judge PAULA ABDUL has leaped to the defence of BRITNEY SPEARS, after the pregnant pop star received a barrage of criticism for her...

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The Things They Say 2700

"Oh, Jesus. It probably was in Prague when we were shooting Brothers Grimm. I got so paralytic that I was under the table casting demons out of...

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Morrissey Blasts Bush And Blair

Outspoken singer MORRISSEY has launched a stinging attack on both US President GEORGE W BUSH and British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR for their...

21st August 2006 0:00



Lachey's 'Awkward' Teen Choice Moments With Simpson

NICK LACHEY felt uncomfortable picking up his Best Love Song award at the Teen Choice Awards last night (20AUG06) - because his ex-wife and the...

21st August 2006 0:00



Beckhams Sued By Angry Auction Winner

An angry partygoer is suing DAVID and VICTORIA BECKHAM after accusing the celebrity couple of 'snubbing' him at a party he paid to go to. Nightclub...

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German Bishop Urges Madonna Boycott

LATEST: A German bishop has called on MADONNA fans to boycott the superstar's Confessions concerts in the country, after learning of her mock...

21st August 2006 0:00



Rhymes Charged With Assault

LATEST: Hip-hop star BUSTA RHYMES has been charged with assaulting a fan and illegal possession of a weapon, following his arrest on Saturday night...

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Dillon's Sock-loving Pal

Hollywood hunk MATT DILLON got a shock when he found a male pal pleasuring himself with one of his socks. The CRASH actor admits he was disgusted...

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Ebert Debilitated By Cancer Therapy

LATEST: US film critic ROGER EBERT is temporarily unable to speak properly after undergoing cancer surgery involving the reconstruction of his jaw. ...

21st August 2006 0:00



Stone Slammed By Hampton

Hollywood screenwriter CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON has launched a scathing attack on director OLIVER STONE. The DANGEROUS LIAISONS writer briefly worked...

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Feisty Fighting Fairchild

Hollywood actress MORGAN FAIRCHILD may be a veteran in the industry - but she can still "kick butt" with the best of them. Fairchild is starring as...

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The Things They Say 2699

"The first movie I saw was RAMBO. War and shooting people? Obviously, I didn't relate." EVA LONGORIA on her first cinema experience.

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Wimpy Knoxville

THE DUKES OF HAZZARD star JOHNNY KNOXVILLE has laughed off his hardman image, insisting in reality he is a big softie who hates fighting. The...

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Lost Lilly Happy With Emmy Snub

Hollywood actress EVANGELINE LILLY is glad LOST was overlooked at this year's (AUG06) Emmy Awards - because she doesn't want the show cast and crew...

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Ex Jagger Mistress Weds

SIR MICK JAGGER's former mistress LUCIANA GIMENEZ MORAD married Brazilian TV producer MARCELO DE CARVALHO on Saturday (19AUG06). The Brazilian...

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Bennett: 'England Is Paradise'

Legendary crooner TONY BENNETT found refuge in England after being dropped from Columbia Records in 1972 - and still calls it "paradise". Bennett,...

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Williams Berates Reality Shows

British pop star ROBBIE WILLIAMS has hit out at reality television shows for manipulating people with mental health problems. The FEEL singer...

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Mills Upsets Dairy Council

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's estranged wife HEATHER MILLS is facing possible court action after slamming Britain's National Dairy Council in an interview. ...

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Diddy's New Album Is Dangerously Addictive

SEAN COMBS has warned fans they better clear their schedule when they buy his new album - because it's so addictive they'll never turn it off. The...

21st August 2006 0:00



Depp And Bloom Reign At Teen Choice Awards

Summer swashbuckling movie PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN and its stars lead the winners at Sunday night's Teen Choice Awards in Hollywood. Sequel DEAD...

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Pregnant Spears Thrills With Teen Choice Appearance

A heavily pregnant BRITNEY SPEARS stunned fans at the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles yesterday (20AUG06) when she took to the stage to introduce...

21st August 2006 0:00



Kelis Attacks Label

KELIS has hit out at her record label, after it added a song to her new album against her wishes. The star is angry Jive forced to her to include...

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Theron Wants To Move To Scotland

CHARLIZE THERON is ready to ditch her Los Angeles home and move to Scotland, after falling in love with Scotch whisky at the Edinburgh International...

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Bollywood Star In Flight Row

Bollywood star AMISHA PATEL has been accused of abusing and threatening an airline worker after a friend was refused a flight upgrade. An Air India...

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Girls Aloud Star: 'There's No Money In Pop'

GIRLS ALOUD singer SARAH HARDING has slammed the myth the girl band has made her wealthy, insisting she has made "no money" from it. The singer...

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Williams: 'Soccer Saves Me From Drug Hell'

Pop star ROBBIE WILLIAMS credits his love of soccer with saving him from a life of drug addiction. Although the singer has been sober for more than...

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Diddy Sings

SEAN COMBS shows off his singing voice for the first time ever on his new album, after practicing for years in the shower. The rapper croons on the...

21st August 2006 0:00



Fascinating Fact 1981

BEYONCE KNOWLES' little sister SOLANGE has launched a spin-off to the former DESTINY'S CHILD star's House of Dereon fashion line, called Dereon Girl.

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Wood's Artist Accomplishment

ROLLING STONE RONNIE WOOD is the biggest selling print artist in America. The guitarist is an accomplished painter, but even he was astounded by his...

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Usher: 'I'll Keep Acting'

USHER has vowed to continue acting, despite the failure of movie IN THE MIX, his first big screen lead role. The 2005 film was slated by critics and...

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Norton Took Break To Avoid Burnout

EDWARD NORTON forced himself to take a break from his film career to avoid burning out after intense roles in FIGHT CLUB and 25th HOUR left him...

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Longoria Stunned By Labour Conditions For Us Immigrants

EVA LONGORIA hopes her new documentary highlights the plight of Latin American immigrants trying to survive in the US, after spending a day working...

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The Things They Say 2697

"I don't think anyone will give me a shot at SHAKESPEARE... I don't think they can see me like that - in the wig and the tie." Tough guy JASON...

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Knowles Patriach Takes Credit For Luckett Success

BEYONCE KNOWLES' manager father MATHEW is taking credit for the success of former DESTINY'S CHILD singer LeTOYA LUCKETT's debut album, claiming he...

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Timberlake Unhappy With Drug Interview

Pop star JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE has accused a British newspaper of twisting comments he made about drugs. In a recent interview with Sunday newspaper The...

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The Things They Say 2696

"My husband's way smarter than the people I've dated before." CHRISTINA AGUILERA sings the praises of her new husband JORDAN BRATMAN.

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Kutcher And Moore's Relationship Is Friction-free

Celebrity couple ASHTON KUTCHER and DEMI MOORE's marriage works because they refuse to argue with each other. The pair will celebrate their first...

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Minnelli Thrills Fan With Leftover Fries

Legendary singer LIZA MINNELLI thrilled a fan when she stopped for a post-show snack in New York by giving him her leftover french fries. Minnelli...

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Fascinating Fact 1980

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star EVA LONGORIA was once hired as an extra on FRIENDS but the scene she was scheduled to appear in was scrapped before it was...

21st August 2006 0:00



Jackman Satisfied To Be Second Choice

HUGH JACKMAN insists he is happy to take on movie roles other actors have turned down - even though he knows he wasn't the first choice for the part....

21st August 2006 0:00



Bono Launches T-shirt Line For Africa

Rocker and humanitarian BONO is hoping to save lives in Lesotho, Africa by selling T-shirts. The U2 star has recruited celebrities like LINDSAY...

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Jackson Shocked By Barr's Naked Photos

SAMUEL L JACKSON was stunned when he bought ROSEANNE BARR's former home and was told she had hidden naked pictures of herself all over the house. ...

21st August 2006 0:00



Cruz Not Ready For Marriage

PENELOPE CRUZ has hit back at rumours she longs to settle down and start a family, claiming she is not sure she even believes in marriage. The...

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Cowell Struggles To Contain His Opinions

AMERICAN IDOL judge SIMON COWELL is struggling to keep his opinions to himself on his new US show AMERICA'S GOT TALENT. The British music mogul has...

21st August 2006 0:00



Jagger's Swipe At Stadium Fiasco

SIR MICK JAGGER kicked off the British leg of THE ROLLING STONES' world tour last night (20AUG06), with a cheeky swipe at the venue fiasco that...

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Kutcher Felt Immediate Connection With Moore

ASHTON KUTCHER has rubbished claims he began dating DEMI MOORE as a publicity stunt and insists the two felt an immediate connection. The couple...

21st August 2006 0:00



Braff Leaving Scrubs For Big Screen

ZACH BRAFF loves making movies so much, he has quit his role in SCRUBS to concentrate on his film career. Braff, who plays DR JOHN 'JD' DORIAN in...

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Robbie Williams: 'I'll Never Marry'

Single pop heartthrob ROBBIE WILLIAMS has vowed never to marry, because he isn't capable of remaining faithful. The singer has dated sexy...

21st August 2006 0:00



Lopez's Ex Takes Justin's Sexyback To Vegas

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is set to raise temperatures in Las Vegas, Nevada after giving a risque late night revue permission to recreate his new hit...

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Cruz Wants Teen Mags Shut Down

Hollywood PENELOPE CRUZ has attacked teenage magazines for promoting unhealthy role models for young girls. The actress describes the influence such...

21st August 2006 0:00



Collette Glad She Didn't Win Oscar

Actress TONI COLLETTE was relieved she missed out on the Best Supporting Oscar she was nominated for in 2000, because she was too nervous to have...

21st August 2006 0:00



Kylie Ready For Kids

KYLIE MINOGUE will celebrate beating cancer by starting a family with boyfriend OLIVIER MARTINEZ, her singer sister DANNII claims. Dannii can't wait...

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Kylie Bows To Fan Pressure And Adds Tour Dates

Cancer survivor KYLIE MINOGUE has added extra dates to the UK leg of her SHOWGIRLS tour, after being overwhelmed by fans' response to her comeback. ...

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Gyllenhaal Contemplated Quitting Career

SECRETARY star MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL considered giving up acting after repeatedly being told she wasn't pretty or sexy enough to land roles. The...

21st August 2006 0:00



Robbie Williams Defends 'Cruising' Michael

ROBBIE WILLIAMS has defended pop pal GEORGE MICHAEL after the singer was caught at a notorious gay 'cruising' spot, insisting he'd do the same if he...

21st August 2006 0:00



A Lifetime Of Lies Puts Connery Off Autobiography

SIR SEAN CONNERY has abandoned plans to write an autobiography, because it would be impossible to right all the wrongs already written about him. A...

21st August 2006 0:00



Davies Scraps Doctor Who Spin-off

DOCTOR WHO writer RUSSELL T DAVIS has scrapped plans for a spin-off featuring the Time Lord's sidekick ROSE TYLER, for fear it would "spoil" the...

21st August 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 2695

"It's an island of women and NICOLAS CAGE; that sounds an evenly matched game to me." Director NEIL LaBUTE describes his remake of THE WICKER MAN.

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Madonna's Nuclear Solution

Religious queen of pop MADONNA has reportedly written to the British Government urging them to use Kabbalah water to clean radioactive waste. ...

21st August 2006 0:00



Snoop Calls For Racial Harmony

Rap peacemaker SNOOP DOGG is calling on the black and Hispanic communities to unite and end months of violence between them in Los Angeles. Snoop's...

21st August 2006 0:00



Theron Defends Her Cuba Movie

CHARLIZE THERON has hit out at claims a new documentary made by her production company shows a pro-American view of Cuba. EAST OF HAVANA tells the...

21st August 2006 0:00



Lilly Faces Plane Boredom

LOST star EVANGELINE LILLY is dreading flying following the strict new security measures enforced to avert terrorist attacks on planes - because she...

21st August 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 2698

"I thought God had blessed me in other ways and love wasn't meant to be for me. I was picturing myself as being, like, 85 and all alone. And I was...

21st August 2006 0:00



Magera's Uncle Arrested For Child Sex Assault

The uncle of VIVA LA BAM star BAM MARGERA has been arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child. VINCENT 'DON VITO' MARGERA,...

21st August 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 2701

"I was expecting more dancing from the dude, you know. But he's OK. He's doing his thing." Reggae star SEAN PAUL rates KEVIN FEDERLINE's debut live...

21st August 2006 0:00



Elton John And Beyonce To Be X Factor Judges?

Pop superstars SIR ELTON JOHN and BEYONCE KNOWLES are being lined to become guest judges on British TV talent show THE X FACTOR. Show bosses want...

21st August 2006 1:40



Amazon Close To Launching Movie Download Service?

Long-circulating rumors that Amazon.com would soon launch a movie downloading service picked up momentum over the weekend as bloggers discovered what...

21st August 2006 18:16



Studios Churning Out New High-definition Releases

The major studios are gambling that the public will be making the switch to high-definition DVD players by Christmas time and are aggressively...

21st August 2006 18:16



Tribune, Sun Times Critics To Face Off

As Chicago Tribune TV columnist Phil Rosenthal put in on Sunday, "The old tradition of Chicago's two major daily newspapers challenging one another...

21st August 2006 18:16



Snakes Goes "Hisssss"

New Line Cinema landed on its asp over the weekend as the highly hyped Snakes on a Plane, which analysts had expected would take in more than $30...

21st August 2006 18:16



Echostar Tries To Keep Dvr's From Being Shut Down

EchoStar Communications, which operates the DISH satellite-TV service, was able to persuade a federal appeals court on Friday to block a district...

21st August 2006 18:16



Fox To Let Affiliates Air Hit Shows -- Free

With TV networks increasingly finding themselves at loggerheads with local affiliates over plans to make TV series available on the Internet, Fox is...

21st August 2006 18:16



South Park Learns Not To Mess With Tom Cruise

An episode of The Simpsons, "The Seemingly Neverending Story," beat out "Trapped in a Closet," the Tom Cruise/Scientology episode of South Park, to...

21st August 2006 18:16



"Breaking News" Broken?

The story of the arrest of a suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey case pushed aside seemingly more important matters including Iran's test of long-range...

21st August 2006 18:16



Couric To Ride The Bus -- Every Bus

The face of Katie Couric will appear on every single bus in the city of New York as part of an unprecedented $10-million campaign to promote her...

21st August 2006 18:16


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