26th February 2007

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Firefighters And Bomb Experts Join The Lapd At Oscars Ceremony

Security at the Oscars is at an all-time high - with hundreds of Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers making sure the event runs smoothly. ...

26th February 2007 2:01



Mirren Turns Down Free Plastic Surgery

DAME HELEN MIRREN refused to accept free plastic surgery and Botox injections ahead of the Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The 61-year-old, favourite...

26th February 2007 2:01



Fiennes Flight Attendant: 'I Could Be Pregnant'

LATEST: The flight attendant who earlier this month (FEB07) confessed to having sex with actor RALPH FIENNES in an aircraft toilet is worried she may...

26th February 2007 2:01



Jolie Travels To Africa To Raise Darfur Awareness

Actress ANGELINA JOLIE arrived in Africa yesterday (25FEB07) in her role as United Nations Goodwill Ambassador to monitor and raise awareness of the...

26th February 2007 2:01



Kaiser Chiefs Top UK Singles Chart

KAISER CHIEFS are celebrating after their RUBY knocked MIKA hit GRACE KELLY off the top of the UK singles chart. Mika's smash song dropped a place...

26th February 2007 2:01



Fascinating Fact 2896

British singer/songwriter JAMES BLUNT accidentally ran over the foot belonging to an over-enthusiastic fan when leaving a Hollywood party on early on...

26th February 2007 2:01



My Generation Named Best Teen Anthem

THE WHO's classic single MY GENERATION has been voted the most popular teenage anthem of all time. The 1965 track beat out competition from CYNDI...

26th February 2007 2:01



Preston Writing X-rated Novel

ORDINARY BOYS singer SAMUEL PRESTON is writing a novel filled with "sex, drugs and debauchery". The BOYS WILL BE BOYS star is 25,000 words into his...

26th February 2007 2:01



Federline + Sons Visit Spears In Rehab

LATEST: KEVIN FEDERLINE played the perfect estranged husband on Saturday evening (24FEB07) when he took his baby sons to visit their troubled mother...

26th February 2007 2:01



Michael Jackson To Tour With Jackson 5?

Pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON has reportedly agreed to stage a comeback tour alongside THE JACKSON 5. The 48-year-old recently met with brothers...

26th February 2007 2:01



The Things They Say 4139

"They're lucky I'm not wearing shorts." Oscars host ELLEN DeGENERES on her efforts to be fashionably comfortable at the Academy Awards.

26th February 2007 2:01



The Things They Say 4138

"I'm probably gonna hit an In N Out (Los Angeles burger diner)." PENELOPE CRUZ has low-maintenance post-Oscars plans.

26th February 2007 2:01



The Things They Say 4137

"I don't know how many times I've had to call my parents and caused them to cry and they had to come and bail me out because I did something bad. So...

26th February 2007 2:01



The Things They Say 4136

"The only exercise I take is following the coffins of friends who took exercise." Oscar nominee PETER O'TOOLE on his fitness regime.

26th February 2007 2:01



The Godfather Named Best Reviewed Best Film

THE GODFATHER has topped a new list of the best reviewed Best Film Oscar winners of all time. The revered movie and it's sequel both made the top 10...

26th February 2007 2:01



Fascinating Fact 2897

Oscars host ELLEN DeGENERES prepared herself for a repeat of the Academy Awards streaking incident in 1974 by hiring a staff member to disrobe and...

26th February 2007 2:01



Del Toro Celebrates Six Oscar Nominations With Sex

Mexican moviemaker GUILLERMO DEL TORO celebrated his six Oscar nominations by making love to his wife. The PAN'S LABYRINTH writer/director, who is...

26th February 2007 2:01



Hudson Prepared For Dreamgirls On Plane Flight

Passengers on the flight which JENNIFER HUDSON took to her final DREAMGIRLS audition were given an early taste of the Oscar nominee's talents - she...

26th February 2007 2:01



Miller Not Bothered About Style Watchers At Oscars

Getting ready for the Oscars was easy for Australian director GEORGE MILLER - he's wearing the same suit he has worn to awards ceremonies for the...

26th February 2007 2:01



The Things They Say 4140

"I'm not going near Willie's weed. My friend did once, and he had to go home and sleep for 12 hours. Willie's weed is no joke." NORAH JONES refuses...

26th February 2007 3:26



Dolls Show Off Their True Colours In Basketball Ad

All-girl supergroup THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS are showing off their sporty side in a new US basketball commercial. The group was chosen to perform the...

26th February 2007 3:26



Jones Obsesses About Sexy Shakira

NORAH JONES has a secret obsession with SHAKIRA and would let her bandmate boyfriend bed the sexy Colombian. The sultry jazz star tells men's...

26th February 2007 3:26



Saliva Singer To Play Drummer In Wilson Biopic

Rocker JOSEY SCOTT is reportedly in talks to star in a new biopic about country singer GRETCHEN WILSON. The SALIVA frontman is set to reteam with...

26th February 2007 3:26



Peta Attack Combs Over Sean John Fur

Rap mogul-turned-fashion guru SEAN COMBS has received a dressing down from animal activists about the use of fur in his Sean John clothing line - and...

26th February 2007 3:26



Brown Trustees Bid For Dna To Solve Paternity Riddles

Trustees for JAMES BROWN's estate have filed a DNA sample motion in a bid to make all the soul great's children legitimate heirs to his fortune. The...

26th February 2007 3:26



Ricci No Longer The Prude After Lingerie Scenes

Playing a chained-up, half-naked nymphomaniac in her new movie BLACK SNAKE MOAN helped CHRISTINA RICCI overcome her prudish nature, because now she...

26th February 2007 3:26



The Things They Say 4144

"I don't feel greedy exactly, but I worry people must be getting fed up with me." DAME HELEN MIRREN is glad her successful awards season has come to...

26th February 2007 3:26



Winslet 'Holidays' On The Red Carpet

KATE WINSLET used this year's (07) Academy Awards to treat her family to an unusual getaway. The actress, Oscar-nominated for her role in LITTLE...

26th February 2007 3:26



Kidman Heaps Praise On Teenage Daughter

NICOLE KIDMAN has high hopes for her daughter ISABELLA after the teenager helped calm her mother's nerves on her wedding day last summer (06). The...

26th February 2007 3:26



O'toole Thrilled With New Hip

Oscar nominee PETER O'TOOLE is thrilled with his new "tin hip" but still feels embarrassed when recalling the Christmas (06) accident that almost...

26th February 2007 3:26



Ballet Star Franca Dead At 85

English ballet star CELIA FRANCA has died at the Ottawa Hospital in Canada after a series of illnesses. She was 85. Born NITA CELIA FRANKS in...

26th February 2007 3:26



Stiller Dresses Up For Hasty Pudding Honour

BEN STILLER donned pink shoes, a blond wig and silver headband to camp it up at Harvard University on Friday (23FEB07) as he was feted with the 2007...

26th February 2007 3:26



La Dolce Vita Sets Gay Movie Awards Record

MICHAEL LUCAS' raunchy LA DOLCE VITA set a new win record at the 2007 GAYVN Awards in San Francisco, California on Saturday (24FEB07), claiming all...

26th February 2007 3:26



Penguins + Sunshine Star Crash The Oscars

The HAPPY FEET penguins and child star ABIGAIL BRESLIN got last night's (25FEB07) Oscars ceremony off to an animated start as part of a pre-show...

26th February 2007 3:26



Designer: 'Being Friends With Anna Nicole Was A Rollercoaster'

Fashion designer POL ATTEU has mixed emotions whenever he thinks about ANNA NICOLE SMITH - she was fun, but dangerous. Atteu was one of the late...

26th February 2007 3:26



Fascinating Fact 2899

PAN'S LABYRINTH claimed the first two awards of the 2007 Oscars last night (25FEB07) when EUGENIO CABALLERO and PILAR REVUELTA picked up the Best Art...

26th February 2007 3:26



Grumpy Eastwood Leaves Wife To Apologise On Red Carpet

CLINT EASTWOOD baffled TV reporters and his wife DINA alike on the red carpet at the Oscars yesterday (25FEB07), as he joked about the big night's...

26th February 2007 3:26



Arkin Scores The First Oscar Night Surprise

ALAN ARKIN made it a weekend to remember at the Oscars last night (25FEB07) when he followed up his Independent Spirit Award win with an Academy...

26th February 2007 3:26



Fascinating Fact 2898

Jazz star NORAH JONES' first concert was MC HAMMER when she was 12.

26th February 2007 3:26



The Things They Say 4143

"The walls must be purple, and I need scented candles." LILY ALLEN jokes about her recording studio demands.

26th February 2007 3:26



The Things They Say 4142

"She needs a lot of love and a lot of counselling... She needs her mother. I have to pray for her. I feel very bad." NATALIE COLE on troubled BRITNEY...

26th February 2007 3:26



The Things They Say 4141

"You won't catch me wearing no nose ring or a Speedo (swimsuit)." SEAN COMBS reveals his fashion no-nos.

26th February 2007 3:26



Vogue Fashion King Upset By Prada's Tucci

Fashion guru-turned-Oscars TV pundit ANDRE LEON TALLEY refuses to watch Academy Awards nominee THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA - because he's outraged that he...

26th February 2007 3:26



The Things They Say 4151

"I could make little changes to my appearance; if my hair wasn't quite so dark or if I had bangs... I'd be more commercial, because my forehead is so...

26th February 2007 3:26



The Things They Say 4150

"I said, 'Do you wanna come with me today, it's a long ceremony,' and she said, 'Well, I could bring a book and maybe a torch and read.' So we...

26th February 2007 3:26



The Things They Say 4149

"I'm representing myself, the film, my country... and my monarch! It's a lot. I just hope I don't make a fool of myself." DAME HELEN MIRREN feels the...

26th February 2007 3:26



The Things They Say 4148

"GREG KINNEAR has intense body odour... He did not work well with hot. The high temperatures did not suit him well." Funnyman STEVE CARELL jokes...

26th February 2007 3:26



The Things They Say 4147

"If there weren't blacks, Jews and gays, there would be no Oscars - or anyone named Oscar." Oscars host ELLEN DeGENERES celebrates Hollywood's...

26th February 2007 3:26



The Things They Say 4146

"I was the first guy whose head he stepped on, so I remember that pretty well." BILLY BOB THORNTON remembers ROBERTO BENIGNI's show-stopping crowd...

26th February 2007 3:26



Cage's Ghost Rider Still On Fire At The Us Box Office

NICOLAS CAGE's turn as comic book biker GHOST RIDER has claimed the top spot at the US box office for a second successive week. The action film has...

26th February 2007 3:26



Fascinating Fact 2900

Original DREAMGIRLS star JENNIFER HOLLIDAY brought Hollywood Boulevard to a standstill as nominees started arriving at the Oscars yesterday...

26th February 2007 3:26



Banks Gropes Idol Mcphee

Retired model-turned-talk show host TYRA BANKS stunned fans during a recent taping of her hit daytime show by asking to grope AMERICAN IDOL star...

26th February 2007 3:26



The Things They Say 4145

"PETER O'TOOLE, eighth nomination tonight... Well, you know what they say; third time's a charm." Oscars host ELLEN DeGENERES pokes fun at the great...

26th February 2007 3:26



Dicaprio And Other Stars Travel To Oscars The Green Way

Green-minded celebrities including LEONARDO DiCAPRIO were shuttled to the Academy Awards in plug-in hybrid cars last night (25FEB07). Global Green...

26th February 2007 5:33



Fascinating Fact 2905

CLINT EASTWOOD doubled up as a translator and presenter at last night's (25FEB07) Oscars as he turned Honorary Award-winning composer ENNIO...

26th February 2007 5:33



Tax Ruling Doesn't Stop Gift Bag Goodies

A new tax rule outlawing the Academy Awards' infamous $100,000 (GBP51,000) goodie bags didn't stop organisers at the glittering event showering stars...

26th February 2007 5:33



Stars Model Diamond Teardrop Pins

Oscar nominees LEONARDO DiCAPRIO, DJIMON HOUNSOU and RYAN GOSLING were among the stars making a subtle diamond trade protest at the Academy Awards...

26th February 2007 5:33



Fascinating Fact 2904

Companies wishing to advertise during the Oscars telecast last night (25FEB07) had to pay $1.7 million (GBP870,000) for a 30-second spot, a new...

26th February 2007 5:33



Fascinating Fact 2903

JACK NICHOLSON showed his support for BRITNEY SPEARS at the Oscars last night (25FEB07) by shaving off his hair and sporting a new bald look.

26th February 2007 5:33



Fascinating Fact 2902

As part of her stint as Oscars host, ELLEN DEGENERES persuaded a baffled STEVEN SPIELBERG to take her photograph with CLINT EASTWOOD.

26th February 2007 5:33



Fascinating Fact 2901

One of the highlights of last night's (25FEB07) Oscar ceremony belonged to a sounds effect choir, which performed a short `Elements + Motion' piece,...

26th February 2007 5:33



Mirren Plans Mexico Trip

HELEN MIRREN is planning a post-Oscars vacation after picking up a gift certificate for a five-day spa vacation for two at Azul Resorts in Riviera...

26th February 2007 5:33



Gosling To Cash In After Missing Out On Oscar Gold

Oscar nominee RYAN GOSLING was secretly praying his name wouldn't be read out at the Academy Awards last night (25FEB07) - because he'd be left...

26th February 2007 5:33



Winslet Knew She Had No Chance Of Taking Oscar Home

Actress KATE WINSLET knew she'd be nothing more than an honoured, invited guest at the Oscars - because there was no way anyone was going to beat...

26th February 2007 5:33



Scorsese Claims Oscar Gold As The Departed Claims Four Awards

MARTIN SCORSESE realised his Oscars dream at the 79th Academy Awards in Hollywood last night (25FEB07)when he took home his first Best Director...

26th February 2007 5:33



Fascinating Fact 2915

CATE BLANCHETT selected her Armani Prive gown for the Oscar ceremony after seeing it on the runway at the Armani fashion show she attended in Paris.

26th February 2007 5:33



Fascinating Fact 2914

Best Sound Editing Oscar winner BUB ASMAN's father was among the American soldiers who fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima. Asman won his prize for...

26th February 2007 5:33



The Thing They Say:

“I’m a size 14, so it all matches!” MERYL STREEP on her 14 Oscar nominations coinciding with her dress size.

26th February 2007 5:33



Fascinating Fact 2913

FOREST WHITAKER gained 50 pounds (110 kilograms), used makeup to darken his skin, studied Swahili and learned to play the accordion for the role of...

26th February 2007 5:33



Fascinating Fact 2912

Oscar nominee DJIMON HOUNSOU appeared in the music videos LOVE WILL NEVER DO (WITHOUT YOU) with JANET JACKSON and STRAIGHT UP with PAULA ABDUL.

26th February 2007 5:33



Fascinating Fact 2911

DREAMGIRLS star JENNIFER HUDSON teared-up on the red carpet after watching a taped good luck message from her former AMERICAN IDOL judge SIMON...

26th February 2007 5:33



The Things They Say 4156

“He’s not the most popular man in Britain right now, so I try and keep it under my hat that I played him.” MICHAEL SHEEN on portraying...

26th February 2007 5:33



Fascinating Fact 2910

102 photographers from around the globe were accredited to cover the red carpet arrivals at the Oscars last night (25FEB07).

26th February 2007 5:33



Fascinating Fact 2909

Over 200 million people around the world watched last night's (25FEB07) Oscars telecast.

26th February 2007 5:33



Fascinating Fact 2908

US company Delta Airlines offered up two free round-trip tickets to anywhere it flies to all winners who keep their acceptance speeches to the...

26th February 2007 5:33



The Things They Say 4155

"I'm wearing the budget for THE QUEEN." HELEN MIRREN jokes about the pricey designer gown she wore to the Oscars.

26th February 2007 5:33



The Things They Say 4154

"I needed the fastest path to the men's room." LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE star ALAN ARKIN on why he asked for an aisle seat at the Oscars ceremony.

26th February 2007 5:33



Fascinating Fact 2907

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE star ABIGAIL BRESLIN wore a $10,000 (GBP5,100) necklace to the Oscars last night (25FEB07). Jeweller NEIL LANE invited the...

26th February 2007 5:33



The Things They Say 4153

"I just wish I didn't have to wear heels all day. I am not a shoe girl. Don't put no shoes on my feet. (As) soon as I hit the door, I am throwing...

26th February 2007 5:33



Fascinating Fact 2906

Composer GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA (corr) learned to master a Persian oud, so he could play the ancient lute instrument in the Oscar-nominatad score for...

26th February 2007 5:33



Ellen Turns Down Gowns For The Oscars

Oscars host ELLEN DEGENERES broke designers' hearts when she refused to wear a gown to the Academy Awards. The comedienne and US chat show host is...

26th February 2007 5:33



Wahlberg Honoured In Borat Star's Sandwich Shop

MARK WAHLBERG felt like a winner weeks before the Oscars after learning he'd be honoured at BORAT co-star KEN DAVITIAN's sandwich shop. The PLANET...

26th February 2007 5:33



The Things They Say 4152

"I stopped because there was too much pressure on working out, and not mental stuff." Oscars host ELLEN DeGENERES gave up the gym to concentrate on...

26th February 2007 5:33



Scorsese Claims Oscar Gold As The Departed Lands Four Awards

MARTIN SCORSESE realised his Oscars dream at the 79th Academy Awards in Hollywood last night (25FEB07) when he took home his first Best Director...

26th February 2007 7:51



Fascinating Fact 2917

Former SPICE GIRL MELANIE CHISHOLM had a speaking engagement at her local Women's Institute in Monmouthshire, England called off last week...

26th February 2007 7:51



'Embarrassed' Songwriter Preston

Perfectionist ORDINARY BOYS frontman SAMUEL PRESTON is "too embarrassed" to write songs for other artists. The BOYS WILL BE BOYS singer admits he...

26th February 2007 7:51



Fascinating Fact 2916

SIMON COWELL's former girlfriend, singer SINITTA, will be a judge on his new British TV talent show GREASE IS THE WORD.

26th February 2007 7:51



Morrison: 'I Died Four Times'

British singer/songwriter JAMES MORRISON died four times as a baby, but his mother refused to allow doctors to turn off his life support machine. ...

26th February 2007 7:51



Deep Purple Urge Fans To Avoid Latest Release

Veteran rockers DEEP PURPLE are pleading with fans to not buy their latest album - a recording of their worst ever concert. The SMOKE ON THE WATER...

26th February 2007 7:51



Take That: 'We May Quit Again'

Reformed boy band TAKE THAT may call it quits again after touring later this year (07). The four-piece regrouped last year (06) a decade after they...

26th February 2007 7:51



S Club Star Victim Of Gbp400,000 Thefts

Former S CLUB 7 star JO O'MEARA is reportedly facing bankruptcy after discovering she has been conned out of GBP400,000 ($780,000). The REACH FOR...

26th February 2007 7:51



The Things They Say 4159

"I told them not to bother with flesh-coloured g-strings, or things over their nipples, or any of that paraphernalia, but just to go for it. Also,...

26th February 2007 7:51



Fascinating Fact 2920

SAMUEL L. JACKSON showed off his blues guitar skills on late night TV in America on Friday (23FEB07) when he joined DAVID LETTERMAN's THE LATE SHOW...

26th February 2007 7:51



The Things They Say 4158

"I think I'll always be a bit of a wood nymph when it comes to sexuality." DREW BARRYMORE reveals a personal thought.

26th February 2007 7:51



Fascinating Fact 2919

DAVID HASSELHOFF has a life-size cardboard cut-out of himself in his dressing room of the Las Vegas production of THE PRODUCERS. He calls it "my...

26th February 2007 7:51



Griffiths: 'I'd Shred Child Sex Offenders'

Veteran British actor RICHARD GRIFFITHS would kill all paedophiles in a tree shredder if he had his way. The WITHNAIL + I star believes his ghastly...

26th February 2007 7:51



The Things They Say 4157

"I like him so much that I never want to meet him." JIM CARREY on THE WHITE STRIPES star JACK WHITE. Ironically, both dated RENEE ZELLWEGER.

26th February 2007 7:51



Fascinating Fact 2918

Actor MARK RUFFALO's brother is a celebrated Los Angeles hairstylist.

26th February 2007 7:51



Stallone's Movie Punishment

Hollywood tough guy SYLVESTER STALLONE has a unique way of disciplining his daughters - he punishes his offspring by forcing them to watch his...

26th February 2007 7:51



Gruffudd And Evans Set Wedding Date

British actor IOAN GRUFFUDD and his fiancee ALICE EVANS are to marry in either Los Angeles or Mexico in September (07). The FANTASTIC FOUR star and...

26th February 2007 7:51



Mirren Puts Hollywood Home Up For Rent

HELEN MIRREN is hoping to cash in on her Oscar night success after putting her Hollywood home up for rent - at $40,000 (GBP20,500) per month. The...

26th February 2007 7:51



Aniston Dating Cameraman?

JENNIFER ANISTON is reportedly dating a cameraman she met on the set of her FRIENDS co-star COURTENEY COX's TV show DIRT. Aniston, who split from...

26th February 2007 7:51



Baron Cohen Sued Over Ali G Sketch

British comedian SACHA BARON COHEN is being sued by a woman who claims he called her by a "bitch" and a "minger" while performing as his ALI G...

26th February 2007 7:51



Rowling Sues Ebay

Author J.K. ROWLING is taking legal action against eBay after unauthorised versions of her HARRY POTTER books were allegedly being sold on the Indian...

26th February 2007 7:51



Cameron To Reveal Jesus 'Coffin'

Oscar-winning filmmaker JAMES CAMERON is to unveil three coffins he claims are those of JESUS, his mother MARY and MARY MAGDALENE in New York City...

26th February 2007 7:51



Queen Helen Triumphs At The Oscars

Dame Helen Mirren has scooped an Academy Award for her role in The Queen at the glitteriest event of the year.The 61-year-old actress now has an...

26th February 2007 11:09



Britney Ex-hubby Fears She "Will End Up Like Anna Nicole"

Jason Alexander, ex-husband of troubled popstar Britney Spears, has warned that she could have a similar fate to the late model Anna Nicole...

26th February 2007 11:09



All-clear For Top Gear Rail Crash

The Cumbria rail crash will not prevent BBC executives from giving the go-ahead on a train crash sequence in tonight's episode of Top Gear.It was...

26th February 2007 11:23



Basic Instinct 2 Sweeps Razzies

Basic Instinct 2 came bottom of the pack at last night's Golden Raspberry awards.The sex thriller sequel won Razzies, which gently poke fun at the...

26th February 2007 11:23



Baby For Dumbledore Actor

Actor Michael Gambon is to become a father at the age of 66, according to media reports.The Sunday Mirror claims that Gambon, best known for his role...

26th February 2007 11:23



Kaiser Chiefs Climb To Number One

Kaiser Chiefs' single Ruby has finally climbed to the top spot in the UK singles charts.The band's lead single from their Yours Truly, Angry Mob...

26th February 2007 11:23



Amazing Grace Hits Top Ten

IOAN GRUFFUDD's latest movie, AMAZING GRACE, has only managed to make number ten in the US box office this weekend, with the low-budget RENO 911...

26th February 2007 12:34



Duchess Of York Takes Daughters To Cannabis -Fuelled Holiday Island

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26th February 2007 12:47



Bloom Flirts At The Oscars Party

Hollywood stars ORLANDO BLOOM and PENELOPE CRUZ flirted "outrageously" with each other at a pre-Oscars bash in Los Angeles at the weekend...

26th February 2007 12:47



Stallone Brands Australia Debacle 'Stressful'

LATEST: SYLVESTER STALLONE has branded his troubled visit to Australia "eventful and stressful". The actor's luggage, private jet and hotel room...

26th February 2007 12:47



The Things They Say 4160

"At the age of 12, I dyed my hair orange by mistake and I shaved my eyebrows. And my cheeks look fat when I smile." MARIAH CAREY recalls her beauty...

26th February 2007 12:47



Cassidy's Pain Over Last Days With His Dad

Former seventies teen idol DAVID CASSIDY found out he had slept with the same woman as his father just months before his dad's sudden death. THE...

26th February 2007 12:47



Michael Regrets Marijuana Habit

GEORGE MICHAEL insists he could never end his marijuana habit, as the drug "boosts" his creativity. But the British singer admits the drug is also...

26th February 2007 12:47



Take That Want Williams Back In

Reformed British pop group TAKE THAT have hinted former band member ROBBIE WILLIAMS may join them on their UK tour later this year (07). The NEVER...

26th February 2007 12:47



Tunstall Bemused By Live Earth Snub

British singer/songwriter KT TUNSTALL is bemused she hasn't been invited to perform at the Live Earth concerts, because she is such a staunch...

26th February 2007 12:47



Spears Demands Entire Wing At Rehab Centre

Troubled pop star BRITNEY SPEARS has reportedly demanded an entire wing at the California rehab centre where she is undergoing treatment be cleared -...

26th February 2007 12:47



Mills' Dancing Appearance Infuriates The Disabled

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's estranged wife HEATHER MILLS' forthcoming appearance on US TV show DANCING WITH THE STARS has angered a disabled group in her...

26th February 2007 12:47



Fascinating Fact 2921

KEN DAVITIAN, SACHA BARON COHEN's wrestling partner in BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN, has...

26th February 2007 12:47



The Things They Say 4161

"I had some very funny stuff on that sock too; I had one little button that said, 'If you can read this, you're gay.'" WILLIAM H. MACY scribbled...

26th February 2007 12:47



Luft Daughter's Sadness At Missing Out On Garland

Singer LORNA LUFT's teenage daughter is constantly reminded she never knew her famous grandmother JUDY GARLAND, by fans of the legendary...

26th February 2007 12:47



Mirren: 'I Have No Maternal Instinct'

Oscar winner DAME HELEN MIRREN is glad she doesn't have any children of her own - because she has no motherly instincts at all. The British star has...

26th February 2007 12:47



Cronenberg Relives The Fly In Opera

Canadian director DAVID CRONENBERG is bringing his 1986 movie THE FLY to the opera - he's adapting the sci-fi drama for the stage. The A HISTORY OF...

26th February 2007 12:47



Tennant Turned Away From Bbc Building

DOCTOR WHO star DAVID TENNANT was taken aback when he was turned away from the offices of the BBC - after security personnel failed to recognise...

26th February 2007 12:47



Take That Announce UK Tour Dates

Comeback kings Take That have announced concert dates in five cities across the UK later this year.The Beautiful World tour follows in the wake of...

26th February 2007 13:48



Jolie Back In Africa

Angelina Jolie has arrived in Africa to monitor the crisis in Darfur on behalf of the United Nations.It is the third time that the Oscar-nominated...

26th February 2007 13:55



Jade Goody Visits Delhi

Shamed BIG BROTHER star JADE GOODY has made a surprise visit to India following the uproar resulting from her row with Bollywood actress SHILPA...

26th February 2007 14:24



Jade In India

Fallen Big Brother star Jade Goody has arrived in India in an attempt to smooth things over after she made allegedly racist remarks on television.The...

26th February 2007 16:14



Ali G Sued Over Tv Row

Sacha Baron Cohen is being sued by a woman who says she was defamed on his Ali G show.The woman claims that he referred to her by name and called her...

26th February 2007 16:14



Watchdog To Investigate Sky's Itv Stake

Media regulator Ofcom has been told to investigate British Sky Broadcasting's (BSkyB) stake in ITV by the government.BSkyB bought the 17.9 per cent...

26th February 2007 16:38



Arctic Monkeys Play Another Secret Show

Arctic Monkeys are to play yet another secret surprise show tomorrow.The low key gig will take place at Middlesbrough town hall at 19:00 GMT and...

26th February 2007 16:38



Celebs Line Up For Fame Academy

With Comic Relief just around the corner the 13 celebrities who have agreed to take part in Comic Relief Does Fame Academy have been announced.Fame...

26th February 2007 17:02



Smith's Mother Loses Burial Appeal

LATEST: ANNA NICOLE SMITH's estranged mother has lost her appeal for the former Playboy Playmate to be buried in her native Texas. VIRGIE ARTHUR...

26th February 2007 17:52



The Things They Say 4163

"The only time you'd ever get me out of the house without make-up or being dressed is if my husband has had a heart attack." Country star DOLLY...

26th February 2007 17:52



The Things They Say 4162

"People say, 'Isn't the band like a marriage?' It's so much more than that. We may not f**k, but we f**k each other with our music." AEROSMITH...

26th February 2007 17:52



Danger Mouse A Reluctant Collaborator

Producer DANGER MOUSE has dismissed comparisons with hip-hop mogul TIMBALAND, insisting he's too busy with his own projects to team up with other...

26th February 2007 17:52



G-unit Stars Create Game Soundtrack

G-UNIT stars LLOYD BANKS and YOUNG HOT ROD are lending their musical talents to an online games company and providing the soundtrack to a new...

26th February 2007 17:52



Cellist Awarded Russian State Medal

Acclaimed cellist and conductor MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH has picked up one of Russia's top honours from President VLADIMIR PUTIN. The leader signed a...

26th February 2007 17:52



'Alien' Spears Slammed By Designer

LATEST: British designer SCOTT HENSHALL has branded BRITNEY SPEARS' extreme makeover one of the worst fashion mistakes he's ever witnessed. The...

26th February 2007 17:52



Ludacris Mourns Father

Rapper LUDACRIS is mourning his father WAYNE BRIDGES, who died from unknown causes yesterday morning (25FEB07) in Atlanta, Georgia. The NUMBER ONE...

26th February 2007 17:52



The Things They Say 4166

"Sixty eight-year-old Irish Catholics, in my experience, are not so much for sexual prosthesis and cocaine, but JACK wanted to sexualise his...

26th February 2007 17:52



The Things They Say 4165

"Everyone thinks I'm going to keel over in a year or two, give me a little bonus." Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner ALAN ARKIN jokes about why he...

26th February 2007 17:52



O'toole Favours Irish Bottoms

Veteran actor and former hellraiser PETER O'TOOLE has branded Irish women the most beautiful in the world - because of their shapely bottoms. The...

26th February 2007 17:52



The Things They Say 4164

"I really do feel like a queen or fairy princess or fairy godmother, really. I love it." Oscar winner DAME HELEN MIRREN is a big fan of the CHRISTIAN...

26th February 2007 17:52



Fascinating Fact 2922

MICHAEL ARNDT, the screenwriter who claimed the Best Original Screenplay honour at the Oscars last night (25FEB07) for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, is now...

26th February 2007 17:52



Goldberg Refuses Invite To African Ancestral State

Oscar-winning actress WHOOPI GOLDBERG has declined an invitation to visit the home of her ancestors - because of her fear of flying. The Hollywood...

26th February 2007 17:52



German Oscar Winner Pays Tribute To Hero Schwarzenegger

Oscar-winning director FLORIAN HENCKEL VON DONNERSMARCK owes much of his success to California Governor ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER - because the Austrian...

26th February 2007 17:52



Firth Stands Up For Deported Congo Nationals

Actor COLIN FIRTH has condemned the British government for deporting 40 Congo nationals on a chartered flight today (26FEB07). The BRIDGET JONES'S...

26th February 2007 17:52



Cameron Documentary Under Attack

LATEST: Oscar-winning filmmaker JAMES CAMERON's latest screen project has come under attack from archaeologists and clergymen in the Holy Land, who...

26th February 2007 17:52



Bittorrent Going Legit

BitTorrent, a name that has become anathema to the major movie studios, which have accused it of facilitating Internet piracy, plans to launch the...

26th February 2007 18:17



Texan Receives Billionth Netflix Flick

Online video renter Netflix delivered its 1 billionth DVD, a copy of Babel, to a customer in Helotes, Texas over the weekend. The customer, who was...

26th February 2007 18:17



Ghost Rider Back In Saddle Again

Sony's Ghost Rider, starring Nicolas Cage, galloped ahead of four new entries in the box-office race over the weekend, taking in an estimated $19.7...

26th February 2007 18:17



More Awards

26th February 2007 18:17



Scorsese Finally Scores An Oscar

After being nominated six times for a best director Oscar, Martin Scorsese finally held the award in his hands Sunday night. Moreover, The Departed,...

26th February 2007 18:17



Huge Fine To Be Meted Out To Univision Over Kids Shows

Univision, the nation's largest Spanish-language TV network, is expected to be fined $24 million for violating FCC rules requiring TV stations to air...

26th February 2007 18:17



Indie Cameraman Films Rats At Kfc-taco Bell Outlet

An independent TV news cameraman who spotted 30-50 rats frolicking inside a KFC-Taco Bell restaurant in New York's Greenwich Village grabbed his...

26th February 2007 18:17



Youtube Unhurt By Viacom's Monkey Wrench

Viacom's decision to yank 100,000 clips from its cable TV shows from YouTube has apparently had no effect on the video website whatsoever. In fact,...

26th February 2007 18:17



Discovery Channel May Have Found Jesus's Tomb

Just when it seemed that the controversy over The Da Vinci Code's premise that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and produced a child had faded, Discovery...

26th February 2007 18:17



Oscar Ratings Are Huge, But Can't Match Idol's

ABC's telecast of the Academy Awards presentations, which usually is second only to the Super Bowl in attracting viewers, averaged a 20.1 rating and...

26th February 2007 18:17



Critics Grouch Over Oscar

Sunday night's Oscar telecast received about a B-minus grade from TV critics. The Associated Press's Frazier Moore called host Ellen DeGeneres...

26th February 2007 18:17



The Things They Say 4168

"I'm going to put it in my house along with my Golden Globe and my SAG award and everything else, near my bathtub." DREAMGIRLS star JENNIFER HUDSON...

26th February 2007 20:08



Fascinating Fact 2923

Rap mogul SEAN COMBS bid $65,000 (GBP33,300) on a soccer lesson with DAVID BECKHAM at SIR ELTON JOHN's post-Oscars party auction last night...

26th February 2007 20:08



The Things They Say 4167

"I think the Oscars are, like, a gay holiday." Lesbian rocker and Oscar winner MELISSA ETHERIDGE felt at home at the Academy Awards last night...

26th February 2007 20:08



Jones Locks Her Grammys Away

NORAH JONES has locked her Grammy Awards away in a box in her closet - because she's terrified of dropping one. The singer has eight Grammys but her...

26th February 2007 20:08



Diddy Heaps Praise On Beckham's Style

Rap mogul-turned-designer SEAN COMBS has given POSH SPICE VICTORIA BECKHAM his biggest style praise because he thinks the former pop star is the best...

26th February 2007 20:08



Bon Jovi Thrilled With Etheridge Win

Rocker JON BON JOVI was thrilled when good friend MELISSA ETHERIDGE picked up Best Original Song at the Academy Awards, because it was so...

26th February 2007 20:08



Hudson Still In Love With Childhood Sweetheart

DREAMGIRLS star JENNIFER HUDSON has no plans to leave her longtime boyfriend now that she has made it big in Hollywood, because she knows he loves...

26th February 2007 20:08



Morricone Touched By Dion Tribute

Honorary Oscar recipient ENNIO MORRICONE was incredibly moved when CELINE DION sang a new song for him at the Academy Awards last night (25FEB07). ...

26th February 2007 20:08



Etheridge Agonized About Oscars Kiss

Lesbian rocker MELISSA ETHERIDGE agonized over whether it was appropriate to kiss her wife at the Oscars - because she isn't fond of public displays...

26th February 2007 20:08



Boy George Furious After Airline Loses Record Collection

Former CULTURE CLUB lead singer BOY GEORGE was furious after landing in Australia for a celebrity DJ gig only to find out the airline had lost his...

26th February 2007 20:08



Scott + Daughtry Plan Movie Tune

SALIVA frontman JOSEY SCOTT and AMERICAN IDOL favourite CHRIS DAUGHTRY are hoping to become the next RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN after setting their sights...

26th February 2007 20:08



The Things They Say 4173

"I was in bed watching his runway show and thought it was nice." GWYNETH PALTROW on how she selected her soft orange ZAC POSEN Oscar gown.

26th February 2007 20:08



Nicholson Goes Bald To Play Cancer Patient

LATEST: The bald look JACK NICHOLSON sported at the Oscars last night (25FEB07) is for a new movie role, in which he plays a cancer patient on the...

26th February 2007 20:08



The Things They Say 4172

"My daughter (MIA) came up with the colour idea when she was eating mint chocolate chip ice cream." KATE WINSLET on the inspiration for her Grecian...

26th February 2007 20:08



Clooney Has Fun With His Oscar

GEORGE CLOONEY had fun with his Best Supporting Actor Oscar - by using it as a photo prop at his mansion in Italy. The movie star took his Academy...

26th February 2007 20:08



Lansing Shocked By Cruise Presentation

Ex-Paramount Pictures head SHERRY LANSING was shocked when TOM CRUISE presented her with a humanitarian prize at the Academy Awards ceremony because...

26th February 2007 20:08



Stallone Hires Unknown Soldier To Play Rambo Villain

A former Thai soldier has been plucked from obscurity to battle SYLVESTER STALLONE's movie hero RAMBO in a new film. Retired Shan resistance officer...

26th February 2007 20:08



Hayek, Aniston + Sedgwick Celebrated For Body Shots

SALMA HAYEK, JENNIFER ANISTON and KYRA SEDGWICK have been honoured for baring all on the big screen by saucy internet site MrSkin.com. The trio has...

26th February 2007 20:08



Emotional Ellen Exhausted After Hosting Duties

An emotional ELLEN DEGENERES was left exhausted after realising her life-long dream of hosting the Academy Award ceremony last night (25FEB07). The...

26th February 2007 20:08



Cage Wants The Fly

NICOLAS CAGE is vying for the part of THE FLY in a planned remake of DAVID CRONENBERG's 1986 cult classic, according to the director himself. ...

26th February 2007 20:08



Boozy Stone Auctions Up A Storm At Elton's Party

Wannabe auctioneer SHARON STONE can whip up a pile of money for charity - even when she's a little intoxicated, as she proved at pal SIR ELTON JOHN's...

26th February 2007 20:08



Mcavoy Supports Knightley's Anorexia Battle

THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND star JAMES MCAVOY has come out in defence of pal KEIRA KNIGHTLEY amid tabloid claims the actress is suffering from an...

26th February 2007 20:08



Abrams Set For Next Star Trek Film

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III director J.J. ABRAMS has signed on to direct the next installment of the STAR TREK feature franchise after months of...

26th February 2007 20:08



Scorsese Grateful For Belated Oscar Recognition

Director MARTIN SCORSESE is glad he didn't receive an Academy Award for directing earlier in his career, because it might have changed the way he...

26th February 2007 20:08



Designer Accidentally Reveals Watts Baby News

LATEST: A publicist for fashion company Escada has inadvertently confirmed Australian actress NAOMI WATTS is pregnant with her first child. The...

26th February 2007 20:08



The Things They Say 4171

"This is the only naked man that will ever be in my bedroom." Gay singer MELISSA ETHERIDGE jokes about her plans for her new Oscar. The...

26th February 2007 20:08



The Things They Say 4170

"People were snoozing across the country... It was boring! I've never seen such a pile of rubbish." SIR ELTON JOHN on the almost four-hour Oscars...

26th February 2007 20:08



The Things They Say 4169

"I shave down there. I do it myself - or I have my young lady help me, because I don't want to get no nicks." Rap mogul SEAN COMBS likes to keep his...

26th February 2007 20:08



Jones Has Her Last Show All Planned

Jazz star NORAH JONES has her burial plans worked out - she wants her ashes scattered around Big Bend National Park in her native Texas. The singer...

26th February 2007 20:08



The Things They Say 4174

"I feel like I'm getting a workout - it's very heavy. I look like a gladiator, don't I?" CATE BLANCHETT on her heavy metallic Armani Prive Oscar...

26th February 2007 20:08



Fascinating Fact 2924

Oscar winner ALAN ARKIN tied HELEN HAYES' Academy Awards record when he was nominated for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - both stars had to wait 38 years...

26th February 2007 20:08


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