20th December 2006

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The Queen Dominates Toronto Film Critics Awards

British movie THE QUEEN continues to build up Oscar momentum after being named the winner of five awards by the Toronto Film Critics Association...

20th December 2006 0:00



The Departed Tops Las Vegas Film Society Awards

MARTIN SCORSESE's star-studded gangster movie THE DEPARTED has landed three honours from the Las Vegas Film Society, including Best Picture. The...

20th December 2006 0:00



Make-up Artist D'amore And Husband Found Dead

Emmy award winning make-up artist HALLIE D'AMORE and her photographer husband RICHARD were found dead on Friday (15DEC06) at their home in Venice,...

20th December 2006 0:00



Fbi Releases Lennon Surveillance Documents

The final pages of US government documents detailing JOHN LENNON's left-wing activities in the early 1970s have been released following a 25 year...

20th December 2006 0:00



Rotem Slams Party Boy Rumours

Music producer JONATHAN 'JR' ROTEM insists he is not a Hollywood party boy, even though he was recently photographed kissing BRITNEY SPEARS and has...

20th December 2006 0:00



Flynn Boyle Confirms Marriage

LATEST: LARA FLYNN BOYLE has confirmed she is now a married woman, after tying the knot with DONALD RAY THOMAS on Monday (18DEC06). The former star...

20th December 2006 0:00



Monroe And Presley Signed Contracts Up For Auction

Signed contracts featuring an array of stars including MARILYN MONROE, ELVIS PRESLEY and MARLON BRANDO are to be auctioned off by film studio 20th...

20th December 2006 0:00



Secret Ono Photos Discovered At Driver's Home

LATEST: Hundreds of detailed photographs of YOKO ONO's home have been found in the house of accused former aide KORAL KARSAN. The snaps of Ono's New...

20th December 2006 0:00



Gibson's 'Lovechild' Sold Story

LATEST: An Australian woman claiming to be MEL GIBSON's secret love child sold her story to a UK tabloid for more than $20,000 (GBP10,000). CARMEL...

20th December 2006 0:00



Broderick: 'Christmas Is Hard Work'

Actor MATTHEW BRODERICK lets his wife SARAH JESSICA PARKER prepare for the Christmas celebrations because he finds it "a lot of trouble". The...

20th December 2006 0:00



Zellweger Saddened By Intrusion

RENEE ZELLWEGER is disgusted by the way celebrities are treated as prey by the media and members of the public. Two recent incidents involving gross...

20th December 2006 0:00



Witherspoon Moves Family To South Carolina

Oscar-winner REESE WITHERSPOON has fled Hollywood and moved back home to Charleston, South Carolina with her two children. WItherspoon announced she...

20th December 2006 0:00



Zellweger And Mcgregor Searched For Second Film

RENEE ZELLWEGER and EWAN MCGREGOR loved working with each other so much after co-starring in the film DOWN WITH LOVE, they actively searched for...

20th December 2006 0:00



Journey Replace Augeri For Good

JOURNEY frontman STEVE AUGERI has been permanently replaced in the classic rock act - by his stand-in. JEFF SCOTT SOTO, who stood in for ailing...

20th December 2006 0:00



Snow Patrol Praise Northern Irish Fans

Northern Irish rockers SNOW PATROL have lavished praised on their homeland fans - insisting they "would be in pieces" if they became unpopular among...

20th December 2006 0:00



Furtado Records First Spanish Album

NELLY FURTADO has overcome her fear of expressing herself in Spanish and is recording her first Spanish language album. The PROMISCUOUS singer...

20th December 2006 0:00



Australia Dismisses Pink's Anti-wool Campaign

LATEST: The Australian government has hit back at animal lover PINK following her appeal for a global boycott of the country's wool yesterday...

20th December 2006 0:00



Black Eyed Peas Worry About 'Thinking' Album

THE BLACK EYED PEAS are worried about alienating their fanbase with their upcoming album, because it tackles contemporary social and political...

20th December 2006 0:00



Aghdashloo's Elizabeth Inspired By Grandmother

Oscar nominee SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO based her portrayal of SAINT ELIZABETH in THE NATIVITY STORY on her kind-hearted grandmother. The Iranian actress...

20th December 2006 0:00



Irwin's Daughter Remembers Last Christmas With Dad

The daughter of tragic CROCODILE HUNTER STEVE IRWIN is planning to raise a toast to her dad on Christmas day, while reminiscing their festive day...

20th December 2006 0:00



Flowers' Brush With Father Christmas

THE KILLERS frontman BRANDON FLOWERS' brush with Father Christmas in his youth has convinced him the jolly present giver is real. The SOMEBODY TOLD...

20th December 2006 0:00



Damon Saved My Life, Says Ivanir

MATT DAMON has been credited with saving the life of his GOOD SHEPHERD co-star MARK IVANIR during the filming of a torture sequence. One scene in...

20th December 2006 0:00



Federline: 'I'm Not K-fed'

Aspiring rapper KEVIN FEDERLINE has declared he hates the nickname K-Fed, as he issues a warning to wrestling star JOHN CENA ahead of their fight on...

20th December 2006 0:00



Yusuf Islam Returns To Us

Muslim musical icon YUSUF ISLAM performed live in America for the first time in nearly 30 years last night (19DEC06), two years after he was refused...

20th December 2006 0:00



Magazine Loses Battle With Zidane

A French magazine has been fined 50,000 Euros ($67,000/GBP34,000) after suggesting former soccer star ZINEDINE ZIDANE was romantically involved with...

20th December 2006 0:00



Fox Balances Editing And Acting Duties

Actress VIVICA A FOX loves her role as editor-at-large of fashion magazine Jolie, because she gets the chance to interview her fellow celebrities. ...

20th December 2006 0:00



Procol Harum Keyboardist Wins Composition Case

Former PROCOL HARUM keyboardist MATTHEW FISHER has won his legal battle to prove he wrote the organ solo for the band's 1967 hit A WHITER SHADE OF...

20th December 2006 0:00



Spears Sports New Tattoo

Pop star BRITNEY SPEARS is celebrating being single again by getting a new tattoo of a small star on her right hand. The TOXIC star, 25, recently...

20th December 2006 0:00



Gervais Makes Christmas A Lottery

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS is taking his chances on Christmas presents this year (06) - he's buying his relatives GBP1,000 ($1,950) worth of...

20th December 2006 0:00



Madonna To Turn Movie Director?

Pop superstar and sometime actress MADONNA is reportedly poised to make her cinematic directorial debut. The MATERIAL GIRL is listed as the director...

20th December 2006 0:00



Buffett Bans Canadian Seafood From Eateries

Musician JIMMY BUFFETT has boycotted Canadian seafood in his Margaritaville restaurants until Canada ends its annual slaughter of seals. The country...

20th December 2006 0:00



Stefani And Rossdale Buy Lopez Mansion

GWEN STEFANI and her husband GAVIN ROSSDALE have paid almost $15.5 million (GBP7.95 million) for a Beverly Hills mansion formerly owned by JENNIFER...

20th December 2006 0:00



Ten Killed In Indonesian Concert Stampede

A stampede during a concert by Indonesian band UNGU on the island of Java has left 10 people dead and dozens injured. The local rockers had been...

20th December 2006 0:00



Hudson Perfects Singing During Funerals

DREAMGIRLS star JENNIFER HUDSON was so desperate to find an audience when she was younger she regularly performed at funerals. The 25-year-old...

20th December 2006 0:00



Flynn Boyle 'Marries'

Actress LARA FLYNN BOYLE reportedly married her businessman beau DONALD RAY THOMAS in Texas on Sunday (17DEC06). American magazine Star reports the...

20th December 2006 0:00



Kelley And Heigl Plan Winter Wedding

Singer JOSH KELLEY and his fiancee KATHERINE HEIGL are planning a winter wonderland theme for their upcoming wedding. Kelley, 26, popped the...

20th December 2006 0:00



Stone Slams Slater Reports

Hollywood beauty SHARON STONE has slammed reports she is dating her BOBBY co-star CHRISTIAN SLATER. The pair recently attended several premieres of...

20th December 2006 0:00



Fascinating Fact 2623

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST was the highest-grossing film of 2006 in cinemas in the UK and Ireland, beating CASINO ROYALE, THE DA...

20th December 2006 0:00



Bundchen Spokesmodel For Cacharel

Brazilian supermodel GISELE BUNDCHEN has reportedly signed a multi-million dollar deal to become a spokesmodel for French cosmetic company Cacharel. ...

20th December 2006 0:00



Fascinating Fact 2622

SIR ELTON JOHN and comedian DAVID WALLIAMS were among the guests who bought children's presents to a Christmas party hosted by OZZY and SHARON...

20th December 2006 0:00



Diaz And Timberlake Fool Photographers

CAMERON DIAZ insists her relationship with JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is great, despite claims they barely spend any time together. The actress credits the...

20th December 2006 0:00



Fascinating Fact 2621

Socialite PARIS HILTON was the most searched person on Google News section in 2006. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN star ORLANDO BLOOM came second in the...

20th December 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 3637

"My husband has nine names, though he can only remember four of them." HEIDI KLUM on singer husband SEAL - aka SEAL HENRY OLUSEGUN OLUMIDE ADELO...

20th December 2006 0:00



Wood To Design Shop Window Display

ROLLING STONE RONNIE WOOD is designing a window display for prestigious London shop Harrods. The veteran MISS YOU guitarist, who likes to paint and...

20th December 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 3639

"We're just going to all hang out together, the family, thought we might go party with Miss USA." ZOOLANDER star BEN STILLER jokes about his plans...

20th December 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 3638

"The first time you taste it, you're like, 'What's this?' After a few more tastes, you're like, 'Delicious! I want more of that. I can't stop!'" GWEN...

20th December 2006 0:00



Stars Come Out To Help Producer Godrich Launch Show

THOM YORKE, THE WHITE STRIPES and BECK are helping producer NIGEL GODRICH launch a new downloadable TV music show in a bid to recreate the glory...

20th December 2006 0:00



Wentz Pokes Fun At Penis Scandal

FALL OUT BOY star PETE WENTZ pokes fun at his penis-baring internet scandal in the group's new video THIS AIN'T A SCENE, IT'S AN ARMS RACE by...

20th December 2006 0:00



Pink Fronts Anti-wool Campaign

Animal lover PINK is on the attack again - she has launched a global boycott of Australian wool. The rock star has signed on to host a new People...

20th December 2006 0:00



Heaton Spies On Sons

EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND star PATRICIA HEATON regularly checks her son's personal email and phone text messages to find out what's going on in his...

20th December 2006 0:00



Eminem's Divorce Finalised For Second Time

LATEST: Rapper EMINEM and KIMBERLY MATHERS were divorced once for the second time after reaching a settlement during a hearing at MAComb County...

20th December 2006 0:00



Fisher Knew She Had Made It When Tabloids Targetted Her

THE SOUND OF MUSIC leading lady CONNIE FISHER knew she had become a star when British tabloids printed false stories about her cheating on her...

20th December 2006 0:00



Ron Goldman's Father Suing Oj Simpson

LATEST: The father of RON GOLDMAN yesterday (19DEC06) filed a lawsuit aiming to seize all monies OJ SIMPSON was paid for a book in which he...

20th December 2006 0:00



Lloyd Webber To Hunt For New Joseph In Maria Follow Up

Composer SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER has signed up for a TV show to find an unknown to fill to lead role in a new production of his JOSEPH AND HIS...

20th December 2006 0:00



Swank Risks Health For Roles

Two-time Oscar-winner HILARY SWANK goes to extreme measures to make her characters believable and even developed a potential health problem because...

20th December 2006 0:00



Wright Penn Missed Out On The English Patient

Actress ROBIN WRIGHT PENN had to turn down the chance to work with British writer/director ANTHONY MINGHELLA on THE ENGLISH PATIENT because she was a...

20th December 2006 0:00



American Idol Winner Fronts Fitness Campaign

AMERICAN IDOL winner RUBEN STUDDARD is encouraging people in his home state of Alabama to follow in his footsteps and lose unwanted weight. The...

20th December 2006 0:00



Norton Buys Rice Field For Film

Actor EDWARD NORTON went to extreme measures to make his new movie THE PAINTED VEIL look perfect by purchasing an entire village's rice crop so the...

20th December 2006 0:00



Happy Feet Keeps Dancing At The UK Box Office

Animated movie HAPPY FEET has topped the UK box office for a second successive week, pushing its cumulative takings to almost GBP7 million ($13.7...

20th December 2006 0:00



The Game: 'Tour Life Sends Me Insane'

Rapper THE GAME finds it difficult to contain his anger when on tour, because being on the road is too "claustrophobic" for him. The Game - real...

20th December 2006 0:00



Dafoe And Goldblum Team Up For Nazi Story

WILLEM DAFOE and JEFF GOLDBLUM will star in a new film about the horrors of the Holocaust based on YORAM KANIUK's acclaimed novel ADAM RESURRECTED. ...

20th December 2006 0:00



Brother Of Liberty X Star Jailed

The brother of LIBERTY X singer JESSICA TAYLOR has been sentenced to almost three years behind bars, after pleading guilty to possessing and...

20th December 2006 0:00



Ono's Ex-driver Indicted

LATEST: YOKO ONO's former driver was indicted yesterday (19DEC06) on a charge of first-degree attempted grand larceny and refused bail after being...

20th December 2006 0:00



Clooney Suffered Paranoia Over Iraq War Opposition

GEORGE CLOONEY felt paranoid he was the target of a hate campaign when he spoke out against the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. Staunch Democrat...

20th December 2006 0:00



Arctic Monkeys To Team Up With Dizzee Rascal?

Rock sensations ARCTIC MONKEYS are reportedly teaming up with British hip-hop star DIZZEE RASCAL to give their second album a whole new sound. ...

20th December 2006 0:00



John Full Of Praise For Rejuvinated Michael

SIR ELTON JOHN has well and truly healed his rift with fellow gay singer GEORGE MICHAEL, declaring he is delighted the former WHAM! star is...

20th December 2006 0:00



Blue To Reform

British boy band BLUE are planning a comeback after being inspired by TAKE THAT's phenomenal UK chart success following their 2006 reunion. Take...

20th December 2006 0:00



Swank: 'Divorce Is Not The End Of The World'

Oscar winner HILARY SWANK believes her pending divorce from CHAD LOWE is "not the end of the world" because couples separate all the time. The...

20th December 2006 0:00



Ashamed Father Made Aghdashloo Change Her Name

Oscar nominee SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO was forced to adopt her husband's family name when she started acting in her native Iran, because her father was...

20th December 2006 0:00



Bono Urges Us Politicians To Donate Aids Funds

Campaigning rocker BONO has criticised US politicians for failing to commit $1 billion (GBP513 million) to the fight against the spread of AIDS. ...

20th December 2006 0:00



Atkins Returns To Orphanage

Country star RODNEY ATKINS went 'home' for the holidays last week (13DEC06) to perform a special concert to raise funds for the orphanage where he...

20th December 2006 0:00



Murphy Taught Lessons In Life In Basement Boxing Ring

EDDIE MURPHY's stepfather turned the family basement into a makeshift boxing ring so he could discipline his teenage kids. The SHREK star credits...

20th December 2006 0:00



Duff And Madden Drop Half Of Stalker Case

LATEST: Split couple HILARY DUFF and JOEL MADDEN have requested a dismissal of efforts to get a temporary restraining order in place against an...

20th December 2006 0:00



Piper Still Dealing With Eating Disorder

British actress BILLIE PIPER still sees a therapist to help her overcome the eating disorder she developed after finding fame as a teenage pop star. ...

20th December 2006 0:00



British Radio Dj Mike Dickin Dies In Car Smash

British radio DJ MIKE DICKIN died following a car crash near his Cornwall, England home on Monday (18DEC06). He was 63. TalkSport host DICkin - who...

20th December 2006 0:00



De Niro Dreams Of Writing And Directing Movie Project

LATEST: Movie icon ROBERT DE NIRO will hang up his directing hat after finally realising his dream of making a movie he's written. The actor is...

20th December 2006 0:00



Fascinating Fact 2620

Movie star VAL KILMER is adding to his resume of real-life film characters after signing on to play beloved US writer MARK TWAIN in a new movie....

20th December 2006 0:00



The Killers And Carmen To Ring In The New Year At Studio Party

THE KILLERS and CARMEN ELECTRA will be turning Hollywood's Paramount Studios into New York's Times Square on New Year's Eve (31DEC06) to recreate the...

20th December 2006 0:00



Knowles Enjoying Weight Gain

R+B star BEYONCE KNOWLES is enjoying putting on weight after her DREAMGIRLS movie role - and promises she won't be holding back over the festive...

20th December 2006 0:00



Chabert Dreams Of Cajun Restaurant

MEAN GIRLS star LACEY CHABERT is developing plans to become Hollywood's latest celebrity restaurant owner after failing to find her favourite Cajun...

20th December 2006 0:00



Clinton Searching For Missing Camera

Funk legend GEORGE CLINTON has called on the Californian public to help him track down a video camera stolen in Los Angeles last week (ends17DEC06). ...

20th December 2006 0:00



Prince Harry To Spend Christmas On Duty

Soldiering PRINCE HARRY will be spending his Christmas (25DEC06) on army duty this year - and will miss out on the British royal family's festive...

20th December 2006 0:00



Fascinating Fact 2619

THE DOORS, soul greats BOOKER T + THE MGS and folk icon JOAN BAEZ will join THE GRATEFUL DEAD and opera diva MARIA CALLAS among those honoured with...

20th December 2006 0:00



Halliwell To Open Riding School

Former SPICE GIRL GERI HALLIWELL is planning to open a riding school for mothers with young children. The RIDE IT singer gave birth to baby daughter...

20th December 2006 0:00



Cowell Turning His Attention To Hollywood

AMERICAN IDOL judge SIMON COWELL is turning his attention to movie-making after conquering the music industry. Cowell hopes to get his first film...

20th December 2006 0:00



Dead Moon Split

Cult rockers DEAD MOON have split nearly 20 years after forming in Oregon in 1987. Although no official explanation for the split has been made...

20th December 2006 0:00



Natasha And Daniel Bedingfield Finally Record Duet

Pop star siblings NATASHA and DANIEL BEDINGFIELD have finally given in to pressure to record a duet together. New Zealand-born Natasha, 25, and...

20th December 2006 0:00



Swank Is Dating Her Agent

Newly-single actress HILARY SWANK has confirmed she is dating her agent JOHN CAMPISI. The Oscar-winning star filed for divorce from her husband of...

20th December 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 3634

"I'm scared of animals. In the two DR DOLITTLE movies that I did there's one scene where I take a duck out of the water and that was the only time I...

20th December 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 3635

"I didn't have anyone to tell. The three year olds don't really care." WEEDS star MARY-LOUISE PARKER had a low-key celebration with her young son...

20th December 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 3636

"Some days we lost more than an hour, especially when my dad was on the set. He's such a windbag." EMILIO ESTEVEZ admits the toughest part of...

20th December 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 3633

"My parents took me very seriously. I was such a serious child that they took me to a psychologist when I was 12 - they were concerned because I...

20th December 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 3632

"I was looking at a little matchstick, which was kinda like working with OWEN sometimes, except the matchstick showed up to work on time and knew its...

20th December 2006 0:00



Pink Boycotts Oz Wool

Outspoken singer Pink has put her face towards Peta's campaign against Australian wool.The animal rights group say that sheep are suffering poor...

20th December 2006 7:50



Stone And Slater: A Festive Romance?

Hollywood A-listers Sharon Stone and Christian Slater are reportedly spending Christmas together. Romantic rumours about the couple's pairing have...

20th December 2006 8:21



Tv Search For Musical Joseph

Budding West End stars could see their dreams coming true in a new TV talent search programme for the musical Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour...

20th December 2006 9:56



Eminem Divorces Kim, Again

EMINEM has decided, once again, to call it a day with his childhood sweetheart KIM MATHERS. The two have divorced for a second time, less than a year...

20th December 2006 11:42



Owen: Iraq Is In A Future London

CHILDREN OF MEN, the British sci-fi thriller starring CLIVE OWEN, is set to be released on Christmas Day in the US  and the actor admits the future...

20th December 2006 12:16



Eminem Divorces Wife For Second Time

Eminem has divorced Kim Mathers for a second time, less than a year after they remarried.The pair, who were high school sweethearts, first married in...

20th December 2006 14:01



Procol Harum Organist Wins Rights Battle

Matthew Fisher, a founding member of the 1960s rock group Procol Harum, has won his high court fight for a share of proceedings from the song A...

20th December 2006 14:55



Elton Praises George Michael

Sir Elton John seems to be pretty keen on putting his feud with George Michael behind him.Last year the 59-year-old singer branded Michael as...

20th December 2006 15:26



Mp 'Intervened In Cheeky Girl Case'

Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik intervened over threats to deport his Romanian girlfriend, the Cheeky Girls singer Gabriela Irimia, it has been...

20th December 2006 15:47



X Factor Winner 'Looks Set' For Christmas Number One

Leona Lewis, the winner of this year's X Factor, could be heading for the Christmas number one single, according to industry figures.A Moment Like...

20th December 2006 16:08



Court Finds Chinese Pirate Guilty, But Metes Out Small Fine

The MPAA has won what many might consider a pyrrhic victory over a major seller of counterfeit DVDs in China. The Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's...

20th December 2006 18:33



No Denials From Tom Or Posh About Reported Scientology Movie

Expected denials of British press reports that Tom Cruise was planning on funding a Scientology-influenced movie, The Thetan, and had cast Victoria...

20th December 2006 18:33



Is China Stacking The Deck For Movie?

Days after director Zhang Yimou's Curse of the Golden Flower opened with the biggest box-office take in China's history, some Western reports are...

20th December 2006 18:33



Movie Reviews: Rocky Balboa

When it was originally announced, the decision to make yet another Rocky movie with Sylvester Stallone playing the character he created 30 years ago...

20th December 2006 18:33



Movie Reviews: Letters From Iwo Jima

A rave review in the New York Times can often be as influential among Oscar voters as a ton of Golden Globe awards. And Clint Eastwood's Letters from...

20th December 2006 18:33



Regan To Sue Harpercollins

Attorney Bert Fields, who is representing publisher Judith Regan, said Tuesday that he plans to file a wrongful termination lawsuit against...

20th December 2006 18:33



Arena Football To Live On -- Thanks To Espn

ESPN has given the Arena Football League a new lease on life following NBC's decision last July to drop AFL telecasts because of low ratings. In its...

20th December 2006 18:33



Trump Gives Miss USA A "Second Chance"

Donald Trump, who had been widely expected to fire this year's Miss USA winner -- he owns the beauty pageant -- following reports that she had been...

20th December 2006 18:33



After Four Years, Ncis Makes To The Top

CBS's NCIS, always a strong if unheralded performer for the network, managed to make it to the top of the Nielsen ratings list for the first time in...

20th December 2006 18:33


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