22nd December 2006

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What The Stars Want For Christmas

By Ian Garland Want to know what Elton John wants for Christmas? What Victoria Beckham - the woman who has everything - secretly craves, and what Liz...

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Departed Takes Top Honours From Southeastern Critics

THE DEPARTED has landed three honours from the Southeastern Film Critics Association, including Best Picture and Best Director for MARTIN SCORSESE. ...

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Gallagher Warns Autograph Hunters

Outspoken rocker NOEL GALLAGHER has warned fans approaching him for an autograph to make sure they have some OASIS merchandise to hand. The...

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Lowe's Father Slams Swank

CHAD LOWE's father is stunned to hear his former daughter-in-law HILARY SWANK wants to start a family, because she never wanted to have children when...

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Director Van Sant Arrested For Drink Driving

GOOD WILL HUNTING director GUS VAN SANT was arrested early on Thursday morning (21DEC06) for drink driving in Portland, Oregon. Van Sant, 54, was...

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Trump Steps Up War Of Words With O'donnell

LATEST: Real estate mogul DONALD TRUMP has stepped up his war of words with ROSIE O'DONNELL after she made unflattering statements about him on US...

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Diddy Names Twins After Grandmothers

LATEST: Rap mogul SEAN COMBS and his girlfriend KIM PORTER have named their newborn twin girls D'LILA STAR and JESSIE JAMES. Former model Porter,...

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Bass' Ex-boyfriend To Sue Perez Hilton

LANCE BASS' ex-boyfriend REICHEN LEHMKUHL is suing internet gossip blogger PEREZ HILTON for writing unflattering statements about him. Reality TV...

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Prince Charles Wins Diary Appeal Hearing

British royal PRINCE CHARLES has won a court appeal ruling that his confidentiality was breached when a UK newspaper published diary extracts in...

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Miss USA Enters Rehab In Pennsylvania

LATEST: Troubled Miss USA TARA CONNOR checked into a rehab facility in Pennsylvania yesterday (21DEC06), just days after pageant boss DONALD TRUMP...

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Cruise Convinces Smith To Have Big Wedding

WILL SMITH and his wife JADA PINKETT SMITH were satisfied with the small wedding ceremony they held in 1997, until they attended TOM CRUISE and KATIE...

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Zellweger Mortified By Cultural Mistakes

Oscar-winner RENEE ZELLWEGER was mortified after she gave her chauffeur in Jordan a big hug goodbye and unwittingly violated the country's...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Fellowes' Oscar Nerves

Actor/writer JULIAN FELLOWES was so nervous when he collected his Best Screenplay Oscar at the 2002 Academy Awards, he was convinced he would fall...

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Simpson Sacks Troubled Prison Break Star

JESSICA SIMPSON's father and manager JOE has fired troubled PRISON BREAK star LANE GARRISON from his daughter's latest movie project. Garrison was a...

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Denton Makes Redford Rich This Christmas

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES hunk JAMES DENTON has helped make ROBERT REDFORD a rich man this Christmas (06) - he has bought most of his gifts from the movie...

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Desperately Seeking Susan Turned Into A Musical

Hit 1985 MADONNA film DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN is being turned into a musical to debut in London's West End next year (07). The new stage version...

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Duff And Madden Dropped Restraining Order After Apology

LATEST: HILARY DUFF and ex-boyfriend JOEL MADDEN agreed to a request to drop a temporary restraining order against a photographer whose roommate is...

22nd December 2006 0:00



The Office Almost Scrapped Over Director Row

Hit comedy THE OFFICE was almost scrapped before production got underway, after creators RICKY GERVAIS and STEPHEN MERCHANT fell out with the BBC. ...

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Ono Chauffeur's 'Porn' Holds Up Investigation

LATEST: The computer belonging to YOKO ONO's allegedly blackmailing driver contains so much pornography it will take investigators weeks to analyse...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Colombian Rocker Honoured With Peace Park

Colombian rocker JUANES, who has led a crusade against land mines, will be honoured with a giant park in his hometown of Medellin designed especially...

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Paltrow's Mother Loves London At Christmas

GWYNETH PALTROW's actress mum BLYTHE DANNER loves London at Christmas because it reminds her of childhood holidays. Danner visited her daughter and...

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Barkin Urges Parents To Promote Charity At Christmas

Actress ELLEN BARKIN urges parents to get their children involved with local charities at Christmas - because the gift of yourself is the best you...

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Mcconaughey Reunites With Oz Family For Christmas Down Under

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY is planning to spend Christmas (06) with the Australian family who put him up as an exchange student in 1988. The SAHARA star is...

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Flowers' Christmas Eyesore

THE KILLERS frontman BRANDON FLOWERS' Christmas went with a bang back in the early 1990s - when an unfortunate mishap saw the star almost losing an...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Davis Asks Friends To Give To Africa This Christmas

Former SEX + THE CITY star KRISTIN DAVIS is asking family and friends to give to others rather than buy her presents this Christmas. The actress...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Will.i.am Explains Jackson Partnership

Rapper WILL.I.AM has spoken out about his shock at being asked to collaborate on MICHAEL JACKSON's first album in six years. THE BLACK EYED PEAS...

22nd December 2006 0:00



West's Assistant Castigates Sugababe For Not Dating The Rapper

KANYE WEST was so furious when British singer AMELLE BERRABAH refused to go on a date with him, he instructed his assistant to tell her off over the...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Spears To 'Tell All' To Vanity Fair

BRITNEY SPEARS has reportedly signed a deal with US magazine Vanity Fair to tell all about her failed marriage to KEVIN FEDERLINE. The TOXIC singer...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Jeffersons Star Evans Dies

THE JEFFERSONS and ALL IN THE FAMILY star MIKE EVANS has died after a battle with throat cancer. He was 57. The North Carolina-born actor died at...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Hasselhoff Waiting On Call From Cherie Blair

DAVID HASSELHOFF is hoping British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR's wife CHERIE will invite him to their Downing Street residence in London, after she...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Eastwood Never Interested In Running For Governor

CLINT EASTWOOD insists he never aspired to become the governor of California after his stint as mayor of Carmel, despite being encouraged to do so by...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Smith Ordered To Bring Daughter For Paternity Tests

ANNA NICOLE SMITH will be forced to have her baby daughter undergo paternity tests, after a Los Angeles court yesterday (21DEC06) ordered her to...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Nevada Beauty Queen Fired For Racy Photos

Miss Nevada USA KATIE REES was stripped of her title yesterday (21DEC06) after racy photos of her appeared on the internet. Rees was fired after...

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Moby Calls For Peace At Christmas

Dance superstar MOBY has urged fans to remember the real meaning of Christmas and not get wrapped up in the commercialisation of the festive period. ...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Styx Rocker Turns Santa For Homeless Kids

STYX rocker TOMMY SHAW turns from SCROOGE to good guy every Christmas as he helps deliver toys to children of abused women. The COME SAIL AWAY star...

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Lawsuit Against Dicaprio And Maguire Thrown Out

A Hollywood producer has had his lawsuit against LEONARDO DiCAPRIO and TOBEY MAGUIRE dismissed, in which he claimed the actors deliberately tried to...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Law Plans Christmas In South Africa

JUDE LAW is so busy planning Christmas in South Africa - he only wants socks from family and friends. The English star took his kids to Tanzania for...

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Duff Becomes Barbie Doll

Actress/singer HILARY DUFF has been transformed into a Barbie doll, after already designing clothes for the fashion doll. The LIZZIE MCGUIRE star,...

22nd December 2006 0:00



May Wants Depp To Play Mercury

QUEEN guitarist BRIAN MAY is backing JOHNNY DEPP to play late frontman FREDDIE MERCURY in an upcoming biopic. The surviving members of the band -...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Minnelli Drops Unwanted Weight

LIZA MINNELLI stunned fans in San Diego, California when she went onstage at Harrah's Rincon Casino this week (begs18DEC06) to perform with a newly...

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Elton And David Do A Low-key Christmas

SIR ELTON JOHN and his partner DAVID FURNISH are shunning their mansions for an apartment in Venice, Italy this Christmas. The pair, who wed last...

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Iglesias Visits The Western Wall

Latin pop hunk ENRIQUE IGLESIAS caused a frenzy at in Jerusalem, Israel on Thursday (21DEC06) when he visited the Western Wall. The HERO singer, 31,...

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Dakota Can't Wait For Her Christmas Pyjamas

DAKOTA FANNING can't wait for Christmas Eve (24DEC06) because she loves finding out what her festive pyjamas will look like. The little WAR OF THE...

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Hammond Lost Two Weeks Following Crash

British TV presenter RICHARD HAMMOND suffered a memory blank lasting two weeks following his jet car crash in September (06). The 36-year-old was...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Pussycat Doll Gives Up One Her Pooches

THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS beauty KIMBERLY WYATT is devastated after she was forced to give up her new puppy ZEUS to a friend. The DON'T CHA singer realised...

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Gerard Way's New Year's Resolution

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE frontman GERARD WAY plans to quit smoking as his New Year's Resolution - so he can live longer and perform better onstage. The...

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Hurley Clashes With Photographers

English model/actress ELIZABETH HURLEY swore at a photographers as she had her documents checked at an Indian airport yesterday (21DEC06). The...

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Carey's White Christmas In A Bikini

MARIAH CAREY likes to be at one with the snowfall over the Christmas period - dressed only in a skimpy Santa bikini. The WE BELONG TOGETHER singer...

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Driver Spends Christmas In Cyberspace

Movie star and singer MINNIE DRIVER fears family and friends won't approve of the Christmas gifts she's bought them - because she's purchased...

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Young: 'Being Gay Helps Acting'

British singer WILL YOUNG is convinced discovering he was gay as a youngster is helping his fledgling acting career, because he studied everything...

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British Jazz Star Mick Mulligan Dies

British jazz trumpeter PETER 'MICK' MULLIGAN died on Wednesday (20DEC06) after a battle with illness. He was 78. Mulligan and vocalist GEORGE MELLY...

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Thalia Injured In Skiing Accident

Latina star THALIA was injured in a skiing accident on Wednesday (20DEC06) in Aspen, Colorado. The singer, real name ARIADNA THALIA SODI MIRANDA,...

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Family Christmas For Busy Beyonce

Busy singer/actress BEYONCE KNOWLES is putting the finishing touches to her Christmas plans at home in Houston, Texas. The DREAMGIRLS star will...

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Venus And Serena Win Promoter Battle

Tennis superstar sisters SERENA and VENUS WILLIAMS have been cleared of violating a contract with two promoters by not appearing at an exhibition...

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Watts' Wants To Switch To Romantic Comedies

Hollywood star NAOMI WATTS is planning to turn her hand to romantic comedies, because she is struggling with constantly playing harrowing...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Watson Pulls Out Of Talent Show

British opera star RUSSELL WATSON has been forced to pull out of his appearance in BBC TV talent show JUST THE TWO OF US, after he was told by...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Toro's Shoplifting Arrest Shame

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE rocker RAY TORO was once arrested for shoplifting batteries. Before the US band hit the big time, the guitarist desperately...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Cowell Returns To The Caribbean

British music mogul SIMON COWELL is returning to the Caribbean for yet another Christmas in the sun. The AMERICAN IDOL judge, 47, has spent the...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Phillips First Senior Royal On New Year's Honours List

ZARA PHILLIPS is to become the first senior British royal to receive an award in QUEEN ELIZABETH II's new year's (07) honours list. The horsewoman,...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Josh Duhamel Plans Rio Getaway

Actor JOSH DUHAMEL is treating girlfriend STACY 'FERGIE' FERGUSON to a winter getaway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after jetting around the United...

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Diaz Likes Sleep Too Much To Become Mum

CAMERON DIAZ's desire for a good night's sleep is putting her off becoming a mother any time soon. The CHARLIE'S ANGELS beauty, 34, has been dating...

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Diaz 'Likes Useful Gifts'

Actress CAMERON DIAZ is hoping for a Christmas haul of practical presents under the tree this year - but has told her family to take her name off...

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Amy Lee's Simple Christmas List

EVANESCENCE frontwoman AMY LEE isn't interested in expensive personal gifts this Christmas - she just wants iPod speakers to help the band rehearse. ...

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Richie Plans To Become Mr Christmas

Soul star LIONEL RICHIE had such a good time recording his first album of festive favourites he's planning to release a host of Christmas classics...

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Hadley Is Fourth-time Dad

Former SPANDAU BALLET frontman TONY HADLEY this week (begs18DEC06) celebrated becoming a father for the fourth time. Hadley's girlfriend ALISON...

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Hilton's Pop Career Over?

PARIS HILTON's brief dalliance with the music industry is over, according to British media reports. The celebrity socialite released her debut...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Pussycat Doll Impersonator Rumbled

PUSSYCAT DOLLS star ASHLEY ROBERTS has warned fans an impersonator is pretending to be her on networking website MySpace. The DON'T CHA hitmaker is...

22nd December 2006 0:00



British Radio Presenter Murray Has Cancer

British radio presenter JENNI MURRAY yesterday (21DEC06) told her BBC Radio 4 WOMAN'S HOUR listeners that she is battling breast cancer. The...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Hammond Hit With Booze Ban

British TV presenter RICHARD HAMMOND has been hit with an alcohol ban by doctors, following his miraculous recovery from head injuries suffered in a...

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The Things They Say 3648

"One of the odd things about winning an Oscar is that all your life you're aware of the ceremony. It's rather like getting married. When you get...

22nd December 2006 0:00



The Proclaimers Play To Open

Scottish pop duo THE PROCLAIMERS are to be immortalised in a new musical, opening in April (07). SUNSHINE ON LEITH, named after a hit The...

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The Things They Say 3649

"I wanna go straight to the theatre and go and see it for myself with the people. I just wanna go share with the people and watch them, see how they...

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Owen Wants A Bike

TAKE THAT singer MAKE OWEN is regressing as he prepares to celebrate his 34th Christmas - he wants a bicycle. The BACK FOR GOOD singer admits he has...

22nd December 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 3647

"I think they're an absolutely phenomenal band, I really do. I love their album. I was hoping that we might ask them to come and support us on our...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Ronaldinho Applies For Spanish Citizenship

Brazilian soccer superstar RONALDINHO has shocked his compatriots by applying for Spanish citizenship. The 26-year-old has been playing for Spanish...

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The Things They Say 3650

"People don't go see movies at Christmas in England. People stay home with their family. Nobody goes to the movies over holiday. We all just eat...

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Fascinating Festive Fact:

CAMERON DIAZ loves to watch cult 1983 film A CHRISTMAS STORY over the festive season. She enthuses, "I love it. How can you not love that?"

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Fascinating Festive Fact:

COURTENEY COX has bought her little daughter COCO her first pearl necklace as a Christmas gift. The actress picked up the babyseed fresh water pearl...

22nd December 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 3645

"I want a threesome with JESSICA ALBA and ASHLEE SIMPSON." HINDER bass player MIKE RODDEN on his sexy Christmas list.

22nd December 2006 0:00



The Things They Say 3646

"I basically want to follow in her footsteps." LINDSAY LOHAN's 13-year-old sibling ALI can't wait to grow up to be like her big sister.

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The Things They Say 3651

"I went to see SANTA CLAUS once; I went home and my apartment had burned down, so that was my Christmas gift that year!" ROBERT DE NIRO on his worst...

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Fascinating Festive Fact:

GEORGE CLOONEY gave family and friends a collection of his 100 favourite films as a DVD gift last Christmas

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Drums Catch Fire At Guns N' Roses Gig

GUNS N' ROSES drummer FRANK FERRER had a shock midway through a gig in Los Angeles on Tuesday (19DEC06) - when his drums caught fire. The AXL...

22nd December 2006 0:00



Britney's New Tattoo

Britney Spears has shown off her parenting skills on her latest night out by taking her 15-year-old sister to a tattoo parlour.The singer made no...

22nd December 2006 6:17



Lost Star Loses House

Lost star Evangeline Lily has lost her home to a fire.The Hawaiian home was gutted by fire early on Wednesday morning while the star was on the set...

22nd December 2006 6:17



Halle Berry Turns To Singing

Halle Berry has become the latest Hollywood actress to turn her hand to a new career: singing.Berry, who has impressed moviegoers with both her...

22nd December 2006 8:55



Paternity Test For Anna Nicole's Daughter

Anna Nicole Smith's three-month-old daughter has once again come at the centre of a paternity dispute.A judge in Los Angeles has ordered a paternity...

22nd December 2006 9:49



Comebacks Predicted For 2007

With 2006 slowly slipping away from under us, industry predictions suggest that the new year may be known as the year of the comeback in...

22nd December 2006 12:18



Hammond: I'm 100% Fixed

Richard Hammond, the Top Gear presenter who was sent to hospital with serious brain injuries following a high-speed car crash, has said that he is...

22nd December 2006 12:18



Comebacks Predicted For 2007

With 2006 slowly slipping away from under us, industry predictions suggest that the new year may be known as the year of the comeback in...

22nd December 2006 12:18



Hollywood Quits Its Day Job

There is a new trend in Hollywood, with stars increasingly leaving or suspending their day jobs to try their hand at a new trade.But will their...

22nd December 2006 12:50



Diddy's A Double Daddy

Flashy rapper P Diddy is celebrating the birth of his third and fourth children after his girlfriend gave birth to twin girls.The 37-year-old's...

22nd December 2006 16:02



Tumour Forces Watson Out Of Just The Two Of Us

British tenor Russell Watson has been forced to withdraw from BBC1 talent show Just the Two of Us on doctors' orders.The 39-year-old underwent brain...

22nd December 2006 16:55



Bbc Denied Requested License Fee Increase

BBC executives and staffers were reeling Thursday after learning that the publicly supported broadcaster would receive a far-smaller-than-expected...

22nd December 2006 18:31



Judge Rips Into Attorney For Tv Remarks

An attorney for former ambassador Joseph Wilson, whose wife, Valerie Plame, is at the center of the Plamegate scandal in Washington, was raked over...

22nd December 2006 18:31



Wounded Cbs News Reporter Dozier Pens Christmas Message

CBS correspondent Kimberly Dozier, continuing to recover from injuries suffered during a car-bomb attack in Iraq last May, has thanked the U.S....

22nd December 2006 18:31



Nbc Planning "Blitz" For Heroes

Hoping to counteract the out-of-sight/out-of-mind phenomenon, NBC is planning what Advertising Age magazine has called "a marketing blitz" when its...

22nd December 2006 18:31



Day Break Fails To Dawn On Internet

ABC has still not posted the next episode of Day Break on its website despite promising to do so after it yanked the show from its broadcast schedule...

22nd December 2006 18:31



Snl Leaves Gift Box On Youtube

Becoming one of the viral-est videos -- critics might have called it "vilest;" admirers might have called it "virilest" -- ever to hit the web, a...

22nd December 2006 18:31



Movie Reviews: We Are Marshall

If the public reacts to We Are Marshall the way many critics have, the film will come crashing down like the plane that carried 75 Marshall...

22nd December 2006 18:31



Movie Reviews: The Good Shepherd

Critics seem to regard Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd with respect. That's not to say they like it. Take, for example, Gene Seymour's review in...

22nd December 2006 18:31



Movie Reviews: Night At The Museum

Night at the Museum appears to be one of those critic-proof movies that moviegoers decided to see or not to see when the trailers came out. It's a...

22nd December 2006 18:31



Stallone Vs. Stiller

Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa came out swinging on Wednesday, pummeling the competition with a take of 6.4 million in its debut, but the real...

22nd December 2006 18:31



Simpson Drops Parton Tribute

Jessica Simpson pulled out of a tribute to Dolly Parton after fluffing her lines, it has been revealed.The buxom blonde figure was to sing 9 to 5 to...

22nd December 2006 19:44


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