11th October 2006

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Lennon's Former Home Up For Sale

The English country home where JOHN LENNON lived at the height of Beatlemania up for sale in the UK for $11.1 million (GBP6 million). The...

11th October 2006 0:00



Madonna To Make Official Statement Regarding Adoption Reports

LATEST: Superstar MADONNA will make an official statement regarding rumours she has adopted an African baby boy "within 48 hours", according to a...

11th October 2006 0:00



Gibson Stays Sober For 65 Days

LATEST: MEL GIBSON insists he is working to heal himself after emerging from rehab and has been sober for the past 65 days. Gibson entered rehab...

11th October 2006 0:00



Bellamy Claims 9/11 Was An Inside Job

MUSE frontman MATT BELLAMY has sensationally claimed 9/11 was an "inside job", insisting the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon was...

11th October 2006 0:00



Saif Ali Khan Slams 'Bar Brawl' Report

Bollywood star SAIF ALI KHAN has blasted reports he got into a bar brawl in New York, branding the article "slanderous". The New York Post claimed...

11th October 2006 0:00



Row Erupts As China Puts Homegrown Movies Before Hollywood

Anger is mounting among Chinese cinema-goers after the government postponed releasing a string of Hollywood blockbusters including MIAMI VICE in...

11th October 2006 0:00



Evanescence Debut At Top Of Us Albums Chart

Rockers EVANESCENCE have jumped straight in at number one in the US albums chart, knocking LUDACRIS off the top spot after just one week. ...

11th October 2006 0:00



Almodovar Dreams Of English Language Movie

Acclaimed Spanish movie-maker PEDRO ALMODOVAR is desperate to make an English language film, but fears Hollywood will be too constricting. The...

11th October 2006 0:00



Gibson Accepts Hollywood Snubs

MEL GIBSON accepts he may struggle to find work after his alcohol-fuelled anti-Semitic rant in July (06) sparked outrage across the globe. In an...

11th October 2006 0:00



Winslet: 'Black Is Sexiest Film Star'

KATE WINSLET has declared JACK BLACK is the "sexiest film star" she has ever worked with - despite starring roles alongside LEONARDO DiCAPRIO in...

11th October 2006 0:00



Pitt Produces New Film For Roberts

BRAD PITT will produce the film EAT, PRAY, LOVE for his former co-star JULIA ROBERTS. Pitt snapped up the rights to ELIZABETH GILBERT's memoir for...

11th October 2006 0:00



Head 'Buffy Spin Off Not Dead'

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER star ANTHONY HEAD insists we haven't seen the last of his iconic role as GILES in the hit show - claiming the BBC might film...

11th October 2006 0:00



Frankie Valli To Collect Niaf Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran singer FRANKIE VALLI will be presented with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Lifetime Achievement Award on 21 October (06). ...

11th October 2006 0:00



Longoria And Parker 'Working' At Relationship

LATEST: Troubled couple EVA LONGORIA and TONY PARKER are "trying to work things out" after a rocky few weeks in their relationship. The DESPERATE...

11th October 2006 0:00



Lennon's Killer Denied Parole

The crazed fan who murdered JOHN LENNON in 1980 has been denied parole for a fourth time because of the "violent nature" of his offence. MARK...

11th October 2006 0:00



Holmes To Marry In Chanel

Bride-to-be KATIE HOLMES is hoping to walk down the aisle in Chanel when she marries TOM CRUISE. The couple are reportedly set to wed next month...

11th October 2006 0:00



Dempsey And Washington Have On-set Spat

GREY'S ANATOMY co-stars PATRICK DEMPSEY and ISAIAH WASHINGTON were involved in a heated argument on the set of their hit show on Monday (10OCT06)...

11th October 2006 0:00



Aniston: 'Comedy Is Too Sexist'

JENNIFER ANISTON has blasted Hollywood scriptwriters for being too sexist when writing comedy, after failing to find film roles that allow her to...

11th October 2006 0:00



Osbourne 'Hurt' By Judgmental Journalist

TV star SHARON OSBOURNE has invited a journalist who questioned her parenting skills to appear on her celebrated British chat show to personally...

11th October 2006 0:00



Williams Hails Clinton And Winfrey For Future Government

ROBIN WILLIAMS has tipped OPRAH WINFREY and New York Senator HILLARY CLINTON as the perfect pair to head the US government. The actor plays an...

11th October 2006 0:00



Spears Offered An Unlikely Helping Hand

BRITNEY SPEARS has been offered unlikely help with her comeback by rockers EAGLES OF DEATH METAL. The heavy metal group's singer JESSE HUGHES is a...

11th October 2006 0:00



Jadakiss Released On Bail

LATEST: Rapper JADAKISS has been released from jail following his arrest on suspicion of drug and weapon possession after posting $5,000 (GBP2,800)...

11th October 2006 0:00



Manic Stars Blast Musicians

MANIC STREET PREACHERS rockers JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD and NICKY WIRE have branded do-gooding musicians as "a bunch of c**ts". Lead singer Bradfield...

11th October 2006 0:00



Will Snatches Wicked Role

British pop star WILL YOUNG is keen to explore his dark side after auditioning to play the male lead in West End WIZARD OF OZ spin-off WICKED. The...

11th October 2006 0:00



Black: 'Tenacious D Has Not Sold Out'

Singer/actor JACK BLACK has slammed the suggestion TENACIOUS D has sold out just because the band has signed to a major record label and will soon...

11th October 2006 0:00



Birth Certificate Names Stern As Father Of Smith's Baby

LATEST: HOWARD K STERN is listed as the father of reality star ANNA NICOLE SMITH's newborn daughter on her birth certificate issued in the Bahamas. ...

11th October 2006 0:00



Combs Slammed On Youtube

Rap mogul SEAN COMBS has angered thousands of YouTube members with the launch of his Diddy TV channel on the filesharing website, announcing his...

11th October 2006 0:00



Jackson And Rowe Custody Battle Ends In Payout

LATEST: The three year custody battle between pop star MICHAEL JACKSON and ex-wife DEBBIE ROWE has finally ended after she agreed to a cash payment...

11th October 2006 0:00



Blunt: 'I Had To Be British In Prada Movie'

English actress EMILY BLUNT was determined to make her role in THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA British - because she insists she wanted a "pretentious" accent...

11th October 2006 0:00



Muse Blasts Insect To Space

MUSE frontman MATT BELLAMY has risked incurring the wrath of animal rights groups by confessing he once strapped a praying mantis onto a rocket and...

11th October 2006 0:00



Smith Rushes To Fawcett's Side

JACLYN SMITH has rushed to the side of her friend and CHARLIE'S ANGELS co-star FARRAH FAWCETT, following the blonde actress' diagnosis of cancer of...

11th October 2006 0:00



Rushdie: 'Muslim Veil Sucks'

Writer SALMAN RUSHDIE has reignited the row over Muslim dress codes, insisting the veils worn by Islamic women "suck". Rushdie made the inflammatory...

11th October 2006 0:00



Arctic Monkeys Ditch Sheffield For London

British rockers ARCTIC MONKEYS have ditched their hometown of Sheffield, Northern England, to seek new inspiration in London. The band, who shot to...

11th October 2006 0:00



Sheridan To Be Honoured As An Animal Lover

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN will be honoured with a Celebrity Best Friend award at an annual fundraiser for the Wildlife Waystation...

11th October 2006 0:00



Dunst Explains Spacey Snub

KIRSTEN DUNST insists the thought of kissing KEVIN SPACEY put her off a part in Oscar winning movie AMERICAN BEAUTY. The actress was originally...

11th October 2006 0:00



Holloway: 'Lost Cast Worry About Being Killed Off'

The cast of LOST live in fear of their characters being killed off, according to actor JOSH HOLLOWAY. Holloway, who plays JAMES 'SAWYER' FORD in the...

11th October 2006 0:00



Ure To Be Honoured By Royal

Rocker MIDGE URE is to receive a charity award from British royal PRINCESS ANNE for his work helping poor children. The musician will receive the...

11th October 2006 0:00



Meatloaf's Death Wish

MEATLOAF has arranged for his ashes to be scattered over New York City's Yankee Stadium following his demise. Although it's illegal to do so, the...

11th October 2006 0:00



'Vulgar' Jay-z Axed From China?

Hip-hop star SHAWN 'JAY-Z' CARTER's upcoming gig in China has been dropped over claims his "vulgar" lyrics are inappropriate in the conservative...

11th October 2006 0:00



Williams: 'Electing Presidents Based On Moral Past Is A Shame'

Actor ROBIN WILLIAMS has hit out at political correctness when it comes to electing the US president, because it's impossible for candidates not to...

11th October 2006 0:00



Dench Blasts Alzheimer's Decision

DAME JUDI DENCH has branded the decision to prevent Alzheimer's patients from receiving the best drugs available as "wicked". The actress, who...

11th October 2006 0:00



Keane Battle The Bootleggers With Instant Live Cds

British rockers KEANE are planning to beat the bootleggers by selling instant live recordings of their gigs just 10 minutes after they leave the...

11th October 2006 0:00



Mirren Leads Call For More Ethnic Minorities On Tv

British actress DAME HELEN MIRREN is calling for more ethnic minorities to be given roles on TV, insisting they're poorly represented at the moment. ...

11th October 2006 0:00



Hallyday's Belgium Hopes Dashed

LATEST: French rocker JOHNNY HALLYDAY has had his dreams of Belgian citizenship dashed, after being told by Belgian officials he doesn't qualify for...

11th October 2006 0:00



Daltrey To Star In Csi

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY will finally make an appearance on CSI: CRIMINAL SCENE INVESTIGATION after singing the theme tune for six years. The...

11th October 2006 0:00



Big Brother Rape Allegations Dropped

British BIG BROTHER star SEZER YURTSEVEN is celebrating after date rape charges against him were dropped today (11OCT06). The 26-year-old reality TV...

11th October 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 3079

"This is the first movie he's sung in since THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, so we were pretty fortunate." TENACIOUS D rocker KYLE GASS is grateful...

11th October 2006 0:00



Hurley's Son Wants To Fight The Paparazzi

ELIZABETH HURLEY has to hold back her four-year-old son DAMIEN from attacking the paparazzi because he becomes so angry when they upset his mum. ...

11th October 2006 0:00



Fascinating Fact 2234

A gold and silver chess set modelled on the hands of BEATLES drummer RINGO STARR is on display at the Takashimaya department store in Tokyo, Japan,...

11th October 2006 0:00



Turner And Wife Welcome First Child

Country star JOSH TURNER and his wife JENNIFER FORD TURNER are celebrating after the birth of their first child on Friday (06OCT06). Baby HAMPTON...

11th October 2006 0:00



Everett Saved By Pooch

Actor RUPERT EVERETT insists he was saved from a life of debauchery - when he bought himself a puppy. The canine pal forced the British star, who...

11th October 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 3078

"I embarrassingly went up to MERYL STREEP at the Golden Globes. I said, 'I love you so much I want to tongue-kiss you.' And she said, 'Ok.'"...

11th October 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 3080

"This is not about one party or another. This is about how the whole system sucks." ROBIN WILLIAMS describes the political slant of his new movie MAN...

11th October 2006 0:00



Fascinating Fact 2235

Human rights group Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball will be broadcast live from London to Edinburgh, Scotland, for the first time on...

11th October 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 3077

"Oh my God, Cadbury's! It is so much better than Hershey's chocolate. And I love all the mashed potatoes, the mushy peas, the Brussel sprouts."...

11th October 2006 0:00



Madonna Adopts Baby Boy, According To His Father

LATEST: Pop superstar MADONNA has adopted a one-year-old boy in Malawi, according to the child's father. A photograph published on the front page of...

11th October 2006 0:00



Dmx Facing More Driving Charges

LATEST: Rapper DMX is facing another court appearance after police pulled him over in New York City on Monday (09OCT06), and impounded his vehicle on...

11th October 2006 0:00



Streisand Delivers Foul-mouthed Response To Heckler

BARBRA STREISAND was forced to shout down a heckler at her celebrity-packed New York City gig on Monday (09OCT06) night, when the man took exception...

11th October 2006 0:00



Trump Blasts Jolie For Voight Estrangement

Reality TV mogul DONALD TRUMP has slammed ANGELINA JOLIE for treating her estranged father JON VOIGHT "like a dog" and refusing him access to his...

11th October 2006 0:00



Modine Lost Job For Future Wife

Hollywood actor MATTHEW MODINE lost his job when he first met his wife, because he decided to take her on a date instead of going to work. The FULL...

11th October 2006 0:00



Buffett Slams French Officials For Drug Bungle

LATEST: American singer JIMMY BUFFETT has slammed French authorities for detaining him last week (ends08OCT06) after they found 100 "ecstasy" tablets...

11th October 2006 0:00



Lohan Wants To Be Action Star

MEAN GIRLS star LINDSAY LOHAN wants to model her movie career on ANGELINA JOLIE's filmography, and is desperate to land a leading role in an action...

11th October 2006 0:00



Jolie Slams Western Attitudes Towards Immigrants

ANGELINA JOLIE has hit out at the attitude of Westerners towards immigrants from troubled countries, because they are often seen as sub-human. ...

11th October 2006 0:00



Hilton Taking Richie Reconciliation Slowly

LATEST: Hotel heiress PARIS HILTON has taken early steps towards reconciling with NICOLE RICHIE following their 21-month feud, but insists its too...

11th October 2006 0:00



Everett To Chronicle Wilde's Later Life

British actor RUPERT EVERETT is working on a movie project which will bring author OSCAR WILDE's later life to the big screen for the first time. ...

11th October 2006 0:00



Hilton Seeks Restraining Order Against Moakler

LATEST: PARIS HILTON is so distraught following her recent encounter with SHANNA MOAKLER in a Los Angeles nightclub, she plans to take out a...

11th October 2006 0:00



Idle Refuses To Join Python Reunion

ERIC IDLE has no intention of reuniting with his former MONTY PYTHON co-stars to make a final Python film, despite MICHAEL PALIN's attempts to get...

11th October 2006 0:00



Jolie Criticised By Black Rights Groups

The casting of ANGELINA JOLIE as the mixed-race wife of late journalist DANIEL PEARL in new movie A MIGHTY HEART has been heavily criticised by black...

11th October 2006 0:00



Alba Turned Her Back On Religion After Being Branded 'Promiscuous'

JESSICA ALBA decided to leave her born-again Christian church after religious leaders accused her of being too promiscuous. The FANTASTIC FOUR star...

11th October 2006 0:00



Idle Bonded With Harrison Over Isolation

Former MONTY PYTHON star ERIC IDLE instantly bonded with late BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON, because both men knew what it was like to be an outsider. The...

11th October 2006 0:00



Swayze Wanted To Remake Top Hat

Hollywood heart-throb PATRICK SWAYZE has always dreamed of remaking 1935 classic TOP HAT as a tribute to his dancing icon GINGER ROGERS. The DIRTY...

11th October 2006 0:00



Flintstones Animator Ed Benedict Dies

Legendary THE FLINTSTONES animator ED BENEDICT has died. He was 94. Benedict passed away in his sleep on 28 August at home in Auburn, California,...

11th October 2006 0:00



Feeder Add Third Charity Gig

Welsh rockers FEEDER have announced a third concert in London to raise funds for charity War Child. The BURN THE BRIDGES band have added a second...

11th October 2006 0:00



Dick Denies He's Gay

Troubled comedian ANDY DICK insists that he is not gay, even though he's been sexually intimate with men. The EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH star recently...

11th October 2006 0:00



Lloyd Webber Still Loves Ex-wife

SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER declared he still loves ex-wife SARAH BRIGHTMAN at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 20 year celebration in London's West End on...

11th October 2006 0:00



Wakeman To Wed For Fourth Time

Former YES rocker RICK WAKEMAN is set to marry for a fourth time, after proposing to girlfriend RACHEL KAUFMAN - who is 25 years his junior. The...

11th October 2006 0:00



Zane Signs Up For West End Show

BILLY ZANE is the latest Hollywood star to cross the Atlantic to star in a West End stage show. The TITANIC actor - who is following in the...

11th October 2006 0:00



Macpherson Drops Klum Lawsuit

ELLE MACPHERSON has dropped plans to file a lawsuit against German beauty HEIDI KLUM, after being inspired by a meeting with Buddhist spiritual...

11th October 2006 0:00



Slayer Album Withdrawn In India

Heavy metal veterans SLAYER's new album CHRIST ILLUSION has been recalled in India following protests by religious organisations. EMI Virgin India...

11th October 2006 0:00



Spector Trial Delayed Again

Legendary producer PHIL SPECTOR's murder trial has been delayed yet again - and will now not convene until March next year (07). Los Angeles...

11th October 2006 0:00



Ramones Movie Gets Green Light

Former EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND executive producer RORY ROSEGARTEN has secured the rights to a feature film about punk rock band the RAMONES. ...

11th October 2006 0:00



Winfrey Denies Heat Exhaustion

Talk show queen OPRAH WINFREY has rubbished reports she collapsed from heat exhaustion during a recent visit to her hometown of Kosciusko,...

11th October 2006 0:00



Pink Video Shoot Interrupted By Drunken Brawl

Pop punk PINK was forced to run for cover when the shoot for her new video became the scene for a real-life pitched battle last week (ends08OCT06). ...

11th October 2006 0:00



Barton To Appear In Shakespeare Play?

Former THE OC beauty MISCHA BARTON is desperate to land a leading role in a WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE play after studying the playwright's work in London...

11th October 2006 0:00



Bowie Lands Spongebob Role

DAVID BOWIE has agreed to voice a character in an upcoming SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS special because his daughter is a huge fan of the cartoon. The...

11th October 2006 0:00



Hawkins Quits The Darkness

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS quit the British rockers yesterday (10OCT06), after successfully undergoing rehab for drink and drug problems. ...

11th October 2006 0:00



Osmond To Host New Name That Tune

DONNY OSMOND will host the latest incarnation of classic US game show NAME THAT TUNE. In addition to the familiar song-guessing game, the show will...

11th October 2006 0:00



Dress Up As The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Cult rockers YEAH YEAH YEAHS are challenging their fans to dress up like them at an in-store appearance in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday (13OCT06). The...

11th October 2006 0:00



Craig Told Brosnan He Was No Longer Bond

DANIEL CRAIG broke PIERCE BROSNAN's heart when he told the Irishman he had been dropped as JAMES BOND at an awards ceremony in February (06). Craig...

11th October 2006 0:00



Johansson Gushes About Hartnett

SCARLETT JOHANSSON has broken her silence over boyfriend JOSH HARTNETT, declaring the actor is "very sweet" and "a great person". The handsome...

11th October 2006 0:00



Mccartney Considering 'When I'm 84'

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY is considering updating his 1967 track WHEN I'M 64 after reaching the landmark age in June (06). The former BEATLE is thinking of...

11th October 2006 0:00



Conductor Ozawa Cancels Paris Concerts

Acclaimed Japanese conductor SEIJI OZAWA has been forced to pull out of two concerts in Paris scheduled for next month (NOV06), due to ill health. ...

11th October 2006 0:00



Keith Replaces Paisley At Music City Jam

Country star TOBY KEITH will be replacing BRAD PAISLEY at the third annual Music City Jam in February (07), after Paisley learned his pregnant wife...

11th October 2006 0:00



Fascinating Fact 2230

Country superstar KEITH URBAN joined SHERYL CROW on stage at the Starwood Ampitheatre in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday (08OCT06). The pair played...

11th October 2006 0:00



Daniel Smith's Grandmother Believes He Was Murdered

ANNA NICOLE SMITH's mother VIRGIE ARTHUR believes her grandson DANIEL was murdered. The 20-year-old died on 10 September (06) after suffering a...

11th October 2006 0:00



Farida Mir Accused Of Attacking Photographers

Acclaimed Indian folk singer FARIDA MIR has been accused of attacking two photographers after her car hit their bike last Thursday (05OCT06). Police...

11th October 2006 0:00



Fascinating Fact 2232

US network NBC will produce a new television series based on the 1970s hit show THE BIONIC WOMAN, which was a spin-off of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN....

11th October 2006 0:00



Fascinating Fact 2231

CRASH star TERRENCE HOWARD has joined the cast of upcoming movie IRON MAN alongside ROBERT DOWNEY JR, who is playing the eponymous superhero.

11th October 2006 0:00



Irwin Memorial To Be Released On Dvd

The memorial service held for CROCODILE HUNTER STEVE IRWIN will be released as a limited-edition DVD next month (14NOV06). Proceeds from HE CHANGED...

11th October 2006 0:00



Kidman Eyes Nip/tuck Role

Oscar winner NICOLE KIDMAN is being lined up to appear in an upcoming episode of TV show NIP/TUCK. Kidman approached the drama's creator RYAN MURPHY...

11th October 2006 0:00



Doonican Mistaken For A Woman

Irish singer VAL DOONICAN knows his fame is on the slide, because younger generations assume he is a woman. The 79-year-old sold millions of albums...

11th October 2006 0:00



Fascinating Fact 2233

KYLIE MINOGUE's upcoming dates on her delayed Showgirl tour will feature an incredible 20-minute choreographed sequence set in an Indian temple.

11th October 2006 0:00



Reid Devastated By Botched Plastic Surgery

AMERICAN PIE star TARA REID was devastated after her body was left ravaged by botched breast implant and liposuction procedures. The star originally...

11th October 2006 0:00



Hawkins' Three-year Cocaine Binge

Former THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS spent a staggering $270,000 (GBP150,000) on cocaine in the three years after he shot to stardom in 2003. ...

11th October 2006 7:51



Tom Sawyer's Eye Is On The Sparrow

The Walt Disney Co.'s Disneyland theme park, which already has altered its Pirates of the Caribbean ride to include Captain Jack Sparrow, modeled...

11th October 2006 11:30



Satellite Firms To Continue To Rise, Cable To Fall, Says Study

The nation's two home satellite companies, DirecTV and EchoStar's DISH, will continue to take market share away from cable TV operators between now...

11th October 2006 11:30



Downloading Doesn't Hurt Tv Dvd Sales, Says Disney Exec

Making TV shows available for downloading online does not affect DVD sales of the same shows, according to Disney CFO Tom Staggs. As reported by Home...

11th October 2006 11:30



Company Angered By Product Placement, Sues

Ordinarily companies are only too glad to see their products featured on television shows -- particularly when they don't have to pay for the...

11th October 2006 11:30



"Free Speech" Commentator Blames Nonbelievers For School Violence

Two weeks after TV personality Bill Maher apologized for claiming that CBS had refused to allow him to speak out against organized religion on the...

11th October 2006 11:30



How Much Did Abc Know And When Did They Know It?

Conservatives charged Tuesday that ABC News was participating in "a calculated campaign" to keep the teenage sex scandal involving disgraced former...

11th October 2006 11:30



Fcc Opens Hearings On Ownership Rules

Critics of the FCC's plans to relax ownership rules that currently bar a single company from owning both a newspaper and TV station in the same...

11th October 2006 11:30



Baseball Fails To Draw A Crowd

Post-season baseball pretty much popped out Tuesday night as Fox's telecast of the New York Yankees-Detroit Tigers American League playoff game...

11th October 2006 11:30



Murdoch: The Son May Rise Again

Rupert Murdoch has suggested that eldest son Lachlan, who surprisingly quit News Corp as its COO a year ago, may soon return to the company. Murdoch...

11th October 2006 11:30



Producer Predicts Lively Opening For The Departed

The producer of Martin Scorsese's The Departed is predicting a huge box office take for the film when it opens next weekend. "I hope it's more than...

11th October 2006 11:30



Movies Based On U.k. Books Dominate Box Office

Movies based on books written by British authors have earned some $13 billion worldwide since 2001, the U.K. Film Council said Wednesday. The films...

11th October 2006 11:41



Kubrick Was Dispondent Over Eyes Before His Death, Says Actor

R. Lee Ermey, the actor who played the menacing drill instructor in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987), says that two weeks before his death,...

11th October 2006 11:41



Fast And Furious Debut For Universal Dvd

Universal Studios scored strongly on the video sales charts last week, taking the two top spots, with The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift landing...

11th October 2006 11:41



Sag Ousts Black/female Officer

In a surprise vote by the Hollywood board of the Screen Actors Guild, actress Anne-Marie Johnson has been ousted by the union's first national vice...

11th October 2006 11:41



Lucas Returns To College

George Lucas chastised the nation's universities for not treating the study of film in the same way they do other academic disciplines such as law,...

11th October 2006 11:41



Consumers To Benefit From Price War Over Big-screen Tv Sets

A price war between makers of large-screen TV sets is expected to break out in advance of the holiday season with little more than bragging rights at...

11th October 2006 11:41



Vieira To Make Nbc Debut In Primetime

Meredith Vieira will make her NBC debut in primetime Saturday when she appears on the news magazine Dateline to interview John Michael and Ellen...

11th October 2006 11:41



Father And Wife In Tug Of War Over Lachlan Murdoch

The wife of Lachlan Murdoch appeared to shoot down public speculation by her father-in-law, Rupert Murdoch, on Tuesday that Lachlan will return to...

11th October 2006 11:41



Kidnapped Is Bumped Off

NBC has decided to finish off Kidnapped after 13 episodes. According to Broadcasting & Cable magazine, which cited multiple sources with knowledge of...

11th October 2006 11:41



Abc Ignites Another Foley Controversy

ABC failed to block the screen name of one of the Congressional pages who had a sexually explicit online conversation with former Florida Congressman...

11th October 2006 11:41



Youtube Removing War Footage

Only days after the publication of Bob Woodward's State of Denial, in which he claims that 800-900 attacks are launched against U.S. troops in Iraq...

11th October 2006 11:51



Another Murdoch Chimes In (Or Doesn't) On Lachlan's Future

In the latest episode of All in the (Murdoch) Family, James Murdoch says he won't comment about his father's remarks that brother Lachlan may return...

11th October 2006 11:51



Redstone Says He Fired Freston Over Loss Of Myspace Deal

Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone says he regarded the failure of former Viacom CEO Tom Freston to acquire MySpace.com as "humiliating." In an...

11th October 2006 11:51



Exhibitors Refuse To Show Death Of A President

Several major theater chains have put Newmarket Films on notice that they will refuse to show the award-winning drama Death of a President, which the...

11th October 2006 11:51



Movie Reviews: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

By contrast, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning is getting chopped up by just about every critic that was allowed to see it. Writes Nathan...

11th October 2006 11:51



Movie Reviews: The Departed

Critics are in general agreement that Martin Scorsese has returned to top form with the thriller The Departed. It's his "sharpest film in a decade --...

11th October 2006 11:51





Top Prices Paid At Cher Auction

11th October 2006 11:51



Couric's Ratings Slip Further

The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric saw a further audience exodus on the first two days of this week, even as viewers tuned into the nightly news...

11th October 2006 11:51



Mel Gibson Interviewed For Good Morning America

Diane Sawyer has landed the first interview with Mel Gibson since his DUI arrest last July during which he made several anti-Semitic remarks. ABC...

11th October 2006 11:51



Star Wars: The Cgi Series

Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi will be returning to the screen, but this time they'll be animated, and the screen will be much smaller -- the...

11th October 2006 11:51



Cbs News Slaps Employee For Email To Gop

CBS News has reprimanded employee Vincent Cammisa, a tape archivist, who sent an email to the Republican National Committee, saying: "Please send me...

11th October 2006 11:51



Serial Dramas Become A Tough Sell

Serial dramas are suddenly finding audiences steering away from them, with CBS yanking Smith, starring Ray Liotta and Virginia Madsen, from its...

11th October 2006 12:01



Housewives Hold The Lead

For the third consecutive Sunday, ABC's Desperate Housewives has beaten back the challenge of NBC's Sunday Night Football. In fact the NFL contest...

11th October 2006 12:01



Priscilla Moves From Film To Stage

A musical stage version of the classic Australian drag-queen film, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, has premiered in Sydney with a budget three times...

11th October 2006 12:01



Budget Soars For Evan Almighty

Costs have skyrocketed for Universal's upcoming Evan Almighty, starring Steve Carell, with final expenditures likely to exceed at least $175 million...

11th October 2006 12:01



Click To Debut On New High-capacity Hi-def Dvd

Sony's Click, starring Adam Sandler, will become the first movie to be released on the new 50GB Blu-ray discs, Sony's double-capacity high-definition...

11th October 2006 12:01



Scorsese Finally Scores Box-office Hit

Martin Scorsese, who has received plenty of critical praise and film awards in the past, but has never had a big box-office opening, finally has seen...

11th October 2006 12:01



Dolans Want To Take Cablevision Private -- But Can They?

Shares in Cablevision soared 11 percent in early trading in New York today (Monday) after the Dolan family, who control the company, offered $7.9...

11th October 2006 12:01



Rather Concedes Media Buckle To Political Pressure And Influence

Dan Rather says he has found his new position as the producer/reporter of occasional documentaries for Mark Cuban's HDNet "liberating." In an...

11th October 2006 12:01



Murdoch Open About Exerting Political Influence, Says Ex-fcc Chief

Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt says that unlike most media owners who insist that they don't control the editorial content of their television...

11th October 2006 12:01



Late Night Variety Shows Down; Nightline Up

While ratings for CBS's The Late Show with David Letterman are down 11 percent and NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno are down 5 percent in 2006,...

11th October 2006 12:01



Nielsen Expanding To Dorms

Nielsen Media Research, the company responsible for ratings and audience analysis of broadcast and cable output, says it will begin including college...

11th October 2006 12:11



From One Billionaire Internet Entrepreneur To Another: Congrats!

Mark Cuban, who sold Broadcast.com to Yahoo! for $5.7 billion at the height of the Internet bubble in 1999, had some advice Monday for the founders...

11th October 2006 12:11



Stores May Get An Unlimited Selection Of Dvd's

Store customers will soon be able to have the same wide choice of DVDs that they have online as a result of technology announced Monday by Sonic...

11th October 2006 12:11



New York Daily News Gossip Columnist Fired

New York Daily News gossip columnist Lloyd Grove, who was hired away from the Washington Post by owner Mort Zuckerman in 2003 amid much fanfare, has...

11th October 2006 12:11



James Bond To Drive A Ford?

The Ford Motor Company will unveil its all-new Ford Mondeo in the upcoming James Bond movie Casino Royale, as part of a product placement deal with...

11th October 2006 12:11



Hong Kong Director Praises, Criticizes Scorsese's Adaptation

Andrew Lau, the Hong Kong director whose Infernal Affairs served as the basis for The Departed, has given Martin Scorsese a thumbs-up for the...

11th October 2006 12:11



Canada's No. 1 Film Is Trailer Park Boys

The Canadian box office, which usually mirrors the American, saw Trailer Park Boys: The Movie take the lead over The Departed with $1.3 million from...

11th October 2006 12:11



Lots Of Arrivals For The Departed

Moviegoers mobbed the box office over the weekend to see Martin Scorsese's latest gangland drama, The Departed, which made off with $26.9 million,...

11th October 2006 12:11



Ailes Likely To Launch Fox Business Channel Next Year, He Confirms

Fox News Channel chief Roger Ailes says there's a 75 percent chance that a Fox Business Channel will launch in 2007. However, in an interview with...

11th October 2006 12:11



Olbermann's Audience Expanding At Msnbc

In just over a month, since MSNBC's Keith Olbermann began a blistering attack on the Bush administration, his ratings have soared 69 percent, the...

11th October 2006 12:11



Gibson's Audience Continues To Grow

Ratings for ABC's World News With Charles Gibson continued to rise last week, thanks in large measure to chief investigative reporter Brian Ross's...

11th October 2006 12:11



Old-folks Ads Beget Old-folks Viewers, Says Gibson

Television networks create a kind of self-fulfilling expectation when they pack their news programs with ads for products appealing to older viewers,...

11th October 2006 12:11



Williams' Home Video Plea

Pop superstar ROBBIE WILLIAMS is begging fans to send in home videos to accompany his nostalgic new track THE 80s. The singer has already...

11th October 2006 12:38



Hawkins Eyes Career In Counselling

Former THE DARKNESS frontman is considering a career in counselling after spending months in rehab battling addictions. The singer, who quit the...

11th October 2006 12:38



Disneyland Island Safe For Tom Sawyer, Say Imagineers

Disney Imagineers, who are responsible for designing the attractions at the company's theme parks, have downplayed reports by an unofficial...

11th October 2006 18:31



Moviegoers Depart For The Theater On Columbus Day

Columbus Day proved to be a bigger day at the box office than Labor Day. According to Exhibitor Relations, Martin Scorsese's the Departed brought in...

11th October 2006 18:31



Uphoff Quits As Publisher Of Hollywood Reporter

Tony Uphoff, who succeeded Robert Dowling as publisher of The Hollywood Reporter on January 1, is himself being replaced after less than ten months...

11th October 2006 18:31



Actor Gives His Blood For His Art

Actors may have contributed sweat and tears to a movie, and now Advertising Age is reporting that one actor is also contributing blood -- his own....

11th October 2006 18:31



Two More Studios To Make Films Available On Itunes?

Two more studios are expected to join the Walt Disney Co. in selling movie downloads through Apple's iTunes store after the beginning of the year,...

11th October 2006 18:31



Sawyer Conducts Tough Interview With Gibson

Diane Sawyer, noted for her ability to land big "gets" on ABC's Primetime magazine show by purportedly assuring them of kid-glove treatment, has...

11th October 2006 18:31



Legendary Animator Ed Benedict Dead At94

Ed Benedict, who designed such Hanna-Brbera characters as Fred and Wilma Flintstone, Barney and Betty Rubble, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, and Quick...

11th October 2006 18:31



Cnn Raising Dobbs's Profile

CNN, which appeared to be disregarding its opinionated star Lou Dobbs while it focused on Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer and Paula Zahn, has added...

11th October 2006 18:31



Norville Says She Won't Join The Dance

Inside Edition anchor Deborah Norville says that she has twice turned down the producers of Dancing with the Stars, who have invited her to become a...

11th October 2006 18:31



City Shuts Down Dr. Phil's House

Los Angeles authorities have forced Dr. Phil McGraw to shut down a kind of Big Brother house in the posh mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles that...

11th October 2006 18:31



Nfl Football Play One For The (Ratings) Books

The decision to move the NFL's NBC telecasts to Sunday night and its ESPN telecasts to Monday night has resulted in improved ratings all around. Even...

11th October 2006 18:31



Lights Out For Lights?

The lights continued to remain dim for NBC's Friday Night Lights as the football drama posted a fourth-place 4.1 rating and a 6 share Tuesday night....

11th October 2006 18:31


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