11th December 2006

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Costume Designer Van Smith Dies

VAN SMITH, who created the costumes and makeup for the films of JOHN WATERS, has died. He was 61. Smith died Tuesday (05DEC06) at his home in...

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Speilberg Teams Up With Turlington And Burns For Fashion Series

Oscar-winner STEVEN SPIELBERG is turning his attention to high fashion and developing a TV series with supermodel CHRISTY TURLINGTON and her husband,...

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The King + The Queen Reign At Washington Awards

FOREST WHITAKER's portrayal of dictator IDI AMIN in THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND and DAME HELEN MIRREN's turn as THE QUEEN have earned the two stars top...

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Jolie Wants More Children

Oscar winner ANGELINA JOLIE is desperate to have more children, because she prefers being a mother to being a Hollywood actress. The star and...

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Gallagher: 'Be Here Now Was A Mistake But Not A Disaster'

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has declared the group's 1997 album BE HERE NOW "one of his worst decisions" and he should have revamped the project with...

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Mcgraw To Play Police Chief In Star-studded Movie

TIM MCGRAW has joined the all-star cast of Oscar winner PAUL HAGGIS' new movie, in which he'll play a cop. The country star, who made his movie...

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Timberlake Meets Killer

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE came face to face with a real-life murderer when he researched his new movie ALPHA DOG, because director NICK CASSAVETES insisted...

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Goodrem Goes Back To Australia

Singer/actress DELTA GOODREM is heading home to Australia, two years after she left for America fearing people were getting sick of her. Between her...

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Moore And Roddick Reunite

Singer/actress MANDY MOORE and former boyfriend ANDY RODDICK reunited in Florida over the weekend (ends10DEC06) for a charity event the tennis star...

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Fears For Producer Peters' Mental Health

Friends of troubled Hollywood producer JON PETERS are worried about his "crazy" and "irrational" behaviour, according to his ex-wife. The SUPERMAN...

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Clooney Bemoans Price Of Fame

Screen heart-throb GEORGE CLOONEY warns aspiring movie stars to think carefully before eyeing a Hollywood career, because the industry isn't as...

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Stefani Feared For Second Solo Album

Pop star GWEN STEFANI was convinced she would be forced to take a break from music after giving birth, but was shocked to find her baby loved going...

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Stone Struggles To Look Bad In A Fat Suit

Movie star SHARON STONE had to wear an extra-large fat suit to play a grieving mum in new movie ALPHA DOG because she looked stunning in everything...

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Rickman Joins Sweeney Todd Cast

Beloved British 'bad guy' ALAN RICKMAN is set to play the villain again after signing up for a role in TIM BURTON's movie adaptation of SWEENEY...

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Opera Star Heckled Off Stage

French opera star ROBERTO ALAGNA stormed off stage during a performance of FRANCO ZEFIRELLI's AIDA after the audience booed his performance. Alagna...

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Osbourne To Play Foul-mouthed Housewife

Rock matriarch SHARON OSBOURNE has signed to play the part of a bossy foul-mouthed housewife in SIR ELTON JOHN and DAVID FURNISH's new movie. In a...

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Woo Faces Filming Restrictions

Director JOHN WOO has been forced to call upon special effects to recreate the stunning scenery of China's largest river in his new movie. The...

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Diana Conspiracy Theories Rubbished

An investigation into the death of PRINCESS DIANA has blasted many of the conspiracy theories surrounding the 1997 accident. New forensic tests and...

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Lemar Encourages Youngsters

British soul singer LEMAR has pleaded with a group of former drug addicts, unemployed and homeless people to change their ways and better...

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Baldwin Campaigns Against Nuclear Plant

Actor ALEC BALDWIN is campaigning against the relicensing of a nuclear power plant in New Jersey, insisting its owners are more interested in "lining...

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Damon Was Terrified Of Fatherhood

MATT DAMON was terrified when he found out he was going to be a father, but now couldn't be more thrilled with his role as a dad. Damon, 36 and wife...

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Cage Hooked On Running As He Becomes Comic Book Skeleton

NICOLAS CAGE was so determined to look as gaunt as possible for his upcoming portrayal of troubled comic book character GHOST RIDER he developed a...

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Alley Defends Scientology From 'Bigots'

Former CHEERS star KIRSTIE ALLEY has had enough of the criticism the Church of Scientology receives and wants the media to start poking fun at other...

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Islam Wants To Be A Bridge Between Islam And West

Singer and Islam-convert YUSUF ISLAM decide to return from musical retirement so he could become a "bridge" between the Western and Muslim worlds. ...

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Richie 'Arrested For Dui'

NICOLE RICHIE was reportedly arrested for driving under the influence of drugs in Burbank, California in the early hours of this morning (11DEC06). ...

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Beyonce And Jay-z Spend Big On Chair

BEYONCE and JAY-Z spent $40,000 (GBP21,000) on a chair on Friday night (08DEC06) after falling in love with the piece during a private tour of a...

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Carey Develops Perfumes

MARIAH CAREY is following in the footsteps of BRITNEY SPEARS, JENNIFER LOPEZ and CELINE DION by developing her own perfume. The singer is taking a...

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Shetty Accused Of Copyright Infringement

Actor/producer SUNIEL SHETTY has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit in India over claims he adapted his latest movie from a popular...

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The Things They Say 3562

"I appreciate the guy was in pain... and anybody shacked up with COURTNEY LOVE would want to f**king die, but still, you've got a duty as a rock star...

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Gracin Stands In For Lonestar Singer

AMERICAN IDOL star JOSH GRACIN found himself fronting one of his favourite groups at a charity show on Thursday night (07DEC06) when LONESTAR singer...

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Stone Pleads For Peace

Hollywood star SHARON STONE has pleaded with the US government to use more peaceful methods to solve international conflicts. The actress today...

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Editors Revamp 2006 Hits With Top Remixers

Cult British rockers the EDITORS have commissioned four top remixers to revamp their tunes as part of an iTunes exclusive Remix EP. Producers...

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Roshan Triumphs At Indian Film Awards

Bollywood star HRITHIK ROSHAN has been named top actor at the Global Indian Film Awards. The ceremony, which took place on Saturday (09DEC07) in...

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Link Losing Weight As He Plans 2000-Mile Walk

Heavyweight rocker JAY LINK is halfway towards his seven-year goal of losing 400 pounds (181.4 kilograms) after tipping the scales at 550 pounds...

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Watts Sent Director To Sleep

NAOMI WATTS is amazed she made it in Hollywood after once sending a director to sleep during an audition. The KING KONG star feared she'd blown it...

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Lil' Wayne Slams Jay-z

Rapper LIL' WAYNE has hit out at JAY-Z's claims he came out of retirement to save hip hop from dying. The superstar - real name SHAWN CARTER -...

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Rbd To Fight Homelessness

Best selling Mexican group RBD have announced plans to launch a charity to help homeless children in Latin America. The TV stars-turned-pop stars...

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"We're friends now and she's invited me over to visit her." British model KATIE 'JORDAN' PRICE on her new friendship with socialite PARIS HILTON.

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"I was the MADONNA of my day, except I never took my clothes off." Legendary crooner TONY BENNETT on his 1960s heyday.

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Movie And Tv Top Tens Announced

DREAMGIRLS, UNITED 93 and BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN are among the films of 2006, according...

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Sahara Breach Of Contract Court Battle

CLIVE CUSSLER, the author of adventure novel SAHARA and film producer PHILIP ANSCHUTZ are embroiled in a bitter court battle regarding the book's...

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Zwick's Diamond Row With Russell Simmons

BLOOD DIAMOND director ED ZWICK has accused rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS of being a PR spokesperson for the diamond industry in Africa. Zwick's new...

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Farrell And Hayek Triumph With Best Nude Scene

SALMA HAYEK and COLIN FARRELL's naked tryst in movie ASK THE DUST has won the best nude movie scene of 2006. The pair's steamy skinny-dipping clinch...

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British Tax Breaks Only For 'British' Movies

New plans for tax breaks for films made in the UK have been blasted by critics, after it emerged the movies must be "culturally British" to be...

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Van Zandt Turns Record Boss

Guitarist, actor and radio host STEVEN VAN ZANDT is expanding his impressive resume by turning record label boss. Van Zandt's varied career includes...

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All Saints Refused To Replace Bandmates

Reformed British girl group ALL SAINTS refused to enlist replacement members when the band split - because no-one could compete with the original...

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All Saints Blast Allen

Reformed British girl group ALL SAINTS have blasted LILY ALLEN's outspoken views - and are fuming at the singer for bullying other celebrities. ...

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Fergie: 'Duhamel Pics Don't Do Him Justice'

BLACK EYED PEAS star FERGIE was suitably impressed by nude pictures of boyfriend JOSH DUHAMEL before they started dating - but insists the snaps...

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Law's Movie 'Man-crushes'

British hunk JUDE LAW managed to charm both the men and women on the set of new movie THE HOLIDAY, according to co-star CAMERON DIAZ. The CHARLIE'S...

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Paltrow Backtracks Over Ny Home Sale

LATEST: GWYNETH PALTROW has taken her New York home off the market after just a day - amid claims she made unpatriotic comments. The backtrack over...

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Drifters Founder Sues 'Fake Band'

The founders of THE DRIFTERS are suing four musicians they claim are unlawfully pretending to be the legendary pop group. The Treadwell family set...

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Bowie And Sting's Burlesque Club Homeless

A New York burlesque club part owned by DAVID BOWIE and STING has been left homeless after its Manhattan landlord pulled out of a deal at the last...

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Douglas Urges Youth To Save The World

Film legend KIRK DOUGLAS is calling on young people in America to help save the planet. The SPARTACUS star has written an open letter to the...

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"I was hammered (drunk) and going up to all these boys in bands, who were all skinny jeans and haircuts, and I was saying, 'Are you in a band?' Yeah'...

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Spielberg, Cruz And King Party With The Cruises

STEVEN SPIELBERG, PENELOPE CRUZ, LARRY KING and JENNIFER LOPEZ were amongst a host of stars who gathered to celebrate the marriage of TOM CRUISE and...

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Gibson's Apocalypto Tops Us Box Office

Director MEL GIBSON's bloody epic APOCALYPTO debuted at the top spot at the US box office, despite the star's very public arrest for drink driving...

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The Queen Tops New York Critics Awards

THE QUEEN is the big winner at this year's (06) New York Film Critics Online Awards, taking home five honours for the DAME HELEN MIRREN-starring...

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The Verve: 'Saddest Song'

THE VERVE's hit THE DRUGS DON'T WORK is the saddest song to listen to, according to British research. DOCTOR HARRY WITCHEL from the University of...

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Eastwood's Letters Named Top Movie By La Critics

CLINT EASTWOOD's World War II drama LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA has been named the top movie of 2006 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. ...

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Armstrong And Pearl Jam Help U2 Close Tour

GREEN DAY frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG and PEARL JAM joined forces with U2 to help the Irish supergroup close their Vertigo world tour in Hawaii on...

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Dash 'Owes' Odb's Estate

OL' DIRTY BASTARD's widow ICELENE JONES claims hip-hop mogul DAMON DASH owes money to the late rapper's estate, according to court documents. Jones...

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Grammy Awards Goof On Two Nominations

Representatives from the Grammy Awards were left red-faced on Saturday (09DEC06) after realising they had made errors regarding two nominees. Movie...

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Longoria Celebrates Engagement With Co-stars

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star EVA LONGORIA was so thrilled with boyfriend TONY PARKER's surprise proposal she immediately wanted to share the news with...

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50 Cent Settles Feud With Jackson

Rapper 50 CENT and PULP FICTION star SAMUEL L JACKSON have settled their feud after getting to know each other on the set of their new movie. The IN...

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Der Rote Kakadu Wins At Marrakech Festival

German movie DER ROTE KAKADU (THE RED COCKATOO) picked up the Gold Star award at the Marrakech International Film Festival in Morocco on Sunday...

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Jazz Drummer Black Dies

DAVE BLACK, a jazz drummer who toured and recorded with DUKE ELLINGTON's big band in the mid-1950s, died on Monday (04DEC06). He was 78. Black died...

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Pinochet Dies At 91

Chile's former leader GENERAL AUGUSTO PINOCHET died in Santiago's Military Hospital yesterday afternoon (10DEC06). He was 91. Pinochet died with his...

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Danson Refuses To Run For Office

Former CHEERS star TED DANSON is very active in political causes, but refuses to be pressured by friends and family to run for office. Danson and...

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Billie Blasts Skinny Beckham

English actress BILLIE PIPER is disgusted super-skinny celebrities such as VICTORIA BECKHAM and NICOLE RICHIE are role models for young girls. The...

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Take That Continue Their Reign

Reformed British boy band TAKE THAT are continuing their reign of the UK singles and album chart for a second week running. The four-piece's single...

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Ferguson Signs Up To Dancing With The Stars

LATEST: Former British royal SARAH FERGUSON has been offered the chance to appear on DANCING WITH THE STARS, after publicly announcing her desire to...

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Simpson Slams Product Placement Reports

JESSICA SIMPSON's manager father JOE SIMPSON has slammed reports he offered US magazines product placements in the singer's latest movie in exchange...

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Pitt And Jolie Rubbish Wedding Reports

BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE are slamming reports that they are planning to wed in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rumours surfaced last week...

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Velvet Underground Lp Sells For Thousands

LATEST: An early studio recording by THE VELVET UNDERGROUND has been sold on auction website eBay for a closing bid of $155,401 (GBP79,692). The...

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Moby Lusts After Arquette

Dance star MOBY is crazy about PATRICIA ARQUETTE, hailing the actress as "sexy, smart and damaged". The PLAY hitmaker has long harboured a crush on...

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Arctic Monkeys Fumes Over Charity Video

English rockers ARCTIC MONKEYS have reportedly banned a charity video remix of one of their songs, after they saw it 'advertised' on television. The...

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Saturday Night Live Asks What Does Diddy Do?

Rap mogul SEAN COMBS bore the brunt of the joke on US satirical show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE last night (09DEC06) - when he became the dim-witted star of...

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Fanning's Directing Dreams

DAKOTA FANNING hopes to become a director when she grows up, after mastering a successful acting career as a pre-teen. The 12-year-old WAR OF THE...

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Mccarthy Mad About 'Gorgeous' Carrey

American actress JENNY MCCARTHY is furious at US publication People for not naming boyfriend JIM CARREY as one of its sexiest men of the year. The...

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Diaz Craves Curves

Hollywood actress CAMERON DIAZ is sick of her athletic figure and would love to have a bigger booty like BEYONCE KNOWLES or JENNIFER LOPEZ. The...

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Dench Set For Acrobatic Stage Turn

British acting legend DAME JUDI DENCH has enrolled a stunt double to perform acrobatic moves in the current Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)...

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Bow Wow Goes Back To School

Rapper BOW WOW thrilled fans at a California high school when he showed up take over the establishment as 'principal for a day'. The rapper, real...

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Iglesias' $1 Million Hanukkah

Spanish pop star ENRIQUE IGLESIAS is reportedly being paid $1 million (GBP510,000) to perform at a party to celebrate the Jewish festival Hanukkah in...

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Gervais' House Plans Upset Neighbours

English funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has upset his London neighbours with plans to build an underground swimming pool in his Hampstead mansion. THE OFFICE...

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Stallone's Mom Regrets

Hollywood hardman SYLVESTER STALLONE bitterly regrets making 1992 comedy STOP! OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT. The RAMBO star teamed up with ESTELLE GETTY to...

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Prince To Rock American Football Fans

Diminutive rocker PRINCE will entertain American football fans during the half-time show at the Super Bowl final in February (07). The LITTLE RED...

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"As all of my mates get older, they've never in the pub any more. You can call them up and ask them if they fancy a pint, but they're all going to go...

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The Things They Say 3557

"He really is his own kind of creation. Me and JADA wanna take credit for it, but we went to Mexico and got some tequila and nine months later he...

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The Things They Say 3559

"I'm the geezer with the champagne getting man of the match. I'm the one who scores in the last minute. NOEL's the defender who drives it and that."...

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Fascinating Fact 2579

British royal PRINCESS ANNE's horse-riding daughter ZARA PHILLIPS was named BBC Sports Personality Of The Year at a London ceremony last night...

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The Things They Say 3556

"Before I got signed, I thought, 'this is never gonna happen.' So I looked into schools for makeup and special-effects artists." Rapper EVE on her...

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Welcome To The Jungle Tops Los Angeles Songs Poll

GUNS N' ROSES' WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE has topped a new poll to find the greatest song about Los Angeles. The 1987 hit beat NWA's STRAIGHT OUTTA...

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Winslet Slams Size Zero Trend

British beauty and actress, Kate Winslet has slammed the rising trend for super skinny models and actresses.Speaking on BBC One's Sunday AM, Kate...

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Nicolas Cage To Take Time Out

Hollywood royalty, Nicolas Cage, announced he has been thinking about taking it easy and cutting back on movies.Star of Captain Corelli's Mandolin...

11th December 2006 8:17



Pr Guru: Reality Shows Best Route To Fame

Forget talent and hard work, the route to fame is apparently through reality TV and talent show programmes.Max Clifford, the media guru who has...

11th December 2006 9:52



Arctics Go Cold Over Global Warming

Musicians have long been voicing their opinions on world events; once upon a time it was a plimsoll-wearing long-haired hippy called JOHN LENNON...

11th December 2006 10:15



Bullock To Discover Her Feminine Side

Sandra Bullock is to discover her feminine side in the forthcoming movie One of the Guys.The Hollywood actress has starred in a series of...

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J-lo To Adopt Puerto Rican Child?

JENNIFER LOPEZ is the latest Hollywood celebrity to reveal she is looking to adopt a child from abroad, according to the new reports.The singer and...

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Feeling Blue? Turn To The Verve

If you're feeling down and want to indulge in feeling sorry for yourself, then listening to The Verve's The Drugs Don't Work could help things along...

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Bond Tuxedo Raises Thousands For Charity

Daniel Craig managed to raise many temperatures playing poker in a dashing tuxedo in the latest Bond film, Casino Royale, and now the suit has...

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Gibson Rules Us Box Office

Mel Gibson's bloody Mayan epic Apocalypto has topped the US box office after its first weekend of opening.The news signals a dramatic turnaround for...

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Britney Paints It Black

Britney Spears has unveiled her latest appearance change since her high-profile split from estranged husband Kevin Federline.The 25-year-old singer...

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Apocalypto Is No Personal Apocalypse For Gibson

Mel Gibson's career avoided the fate of the Mayan civilization over the weekend as his Apocalypto debuted at the top of the box office with an...

11th December 2006 18:47



Bbc Execs Were "Disgusted" With Python, Documents Disclose

BBC executives came close to dropping Monty Python's Flying Circus at the height of its popularity in the early 1970s, according to documents...

11th December 2006 18:47



Liberty To Take Over Sports Nets Along With Directv

Hot off a deal with News Corp that gives it control of DirecTV, John Malone's Liberty Media has completed an auxiliary deal with News Corp that will...

11th December 2006 18:47



Networks May Launch Alternative To Youtube

CBS, NBC, and Fox are in talks about launching a website, featuring videos from their own programming, that would compete with YouTube, the Wall...

11th December 2006 18:47



Cox Says She "Would Not Be Opposed To" A Friends Reunion

Courteney Cox appeared to reignite talk of a possible Friends reunion special in an interview on the syndicated Access Hollywood magazine show....

11th December 2006 18:47



Couric Dons Murrow's Mantle

CBS News plans to revive Person to Person, the celebrity interview feature hosted by Edward R. Murrow in the early '50s. This time it will become a...

11th December 2006 18:47



Football Knocks Over Sunday Competition

Football once again became a potent Sunday-night force as first an overrun of a CBS NFL telecast scored the highest ratings during the 7:00 hour as...

11th December 2006 18:47



Faith-based Horror Film For Christmas?

Only days after they had announced they were forming a new company to distribute faith-based movies, Bob and Harvey Weinstein said that they intend...

11th December 2006 18:47



Eastwood Film Wins Top Award From L.a. Film Critics

Clint Eastwood's Letters From Iwo Jima, which presents the bloody World War II battle from a Japanese viewpoint (and is the companion film to his...

11th December 2006 18:47



Will Blu-ray Zap Playstation 3?

Sony may have miscalculated when it decided to include the advanced high-definition Blu-ray drive in its PlayStation 3 devices. While Sony is...

11th December 2006 18:47



Snl Offers Its Own Take On Gibson, Apocalypto

Mel Gibson's recent travails were merged with the action in the Apocalypto trailer on NBC's Saturday Night Live over the weekend. The resulting spoof...

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