19th December 2008

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Comedienne Warns Against White Lies At Christmas

Surviving Christmas without offending your loved ones with a careless remark makes Christmas a linguistic minefield, says comedienne Lucy Porter.The...

19th December 2008 0:01



Research Finds Heavy Beats Make Headbanging Hurt

Headbanging to every second beat could save music fans from head or neck injuries, a new study has revealed.While heavy metal devotees may rush to...

19th December 2008 0:34



Jim Carrey 'Broke Ribs' During Yes Man Filming

Actor Jim Carrey has revealed doing his own stunts during the making of Yes Man resulted in three broken ribs.The comedy, based on Danny Wallace's...

19th December 2008 1:07



Legend's Obama Party

Singer JOHN LEGEND was so confident President-elect BARACK OBAMA would be heading to the White House after last month's (Nov08) election, he hired...

19th December 2008 1:32



Johnson Blasts Ac/dc Pirate

AC DC rocker BRIAN JOHNSON has hit out at the "dirty little git" who leaked their latest album online, and expressed his relief it didn't ruin the...

19th December 2008 1:32



Mccready 'Doing Great,' Says Brother

Troubled country music star MINDY MCCREADY is "doing great," according to her younger brother, as she recovers from an apparent suicide attempt. The...

19th December 2008 1:32



William H. Macy Replaces Piven On Broadway

WILLIAM H. MACY is jumping into the Broadway hotseat to replace sick star JEREMY PIVEN in the current New York theatre production of SPEED-THE-PLOW. ...

19th December 2008 1:32



Fascinating Fact 6564

U2's first album in five years, No Line on the Horizon, will hit stores on 2 March (08), the Irish rockers have revealed.

19th December 2008 1:32



Ac/dc's Johnson Writes Memoir

AC DC rocker BRIAN JOHNSON is writing a memoir about his life as a rock star. Johnson, the sole Brit member of the Aussie band, will share thoughts...

19th December 2008 1:32



Paul Simon Goes Back To School

Pop star PAUL SIMON is going back to school - he has been appointed to the board of trustees at the U.S.'s prestigious Berklee College of Music. The...

19th December 2008 1:32



Fascinating Fact 6565

Actor ZACH BRAFF leads celebrities with the most friends on the social networking site MySpace.com, boasting 344,003 friends. Reality-TV star KIM...

19th December 2008 1:32



Anderson's Boob On Osbourne's Show

PAMELA ANDERSON shocked a studio audience watching THE OSBOURNES record their television show, by flashing her breasts to the assembled crowd. The...

19th December 2008 1:32



Sam Worthington Is Favourite To Play The Phantom

Little-known Australian actor SAM WORTHINGTON is the hot favourite to land the coveted role of the PHANTOM in the forthcoming comic book movie...

19th December 2008 1:32



Majel Barrett-roddenberry Dies Aged 76

MAJEL BARRETT-RODDENBERRY, the actress widow of STAR TREK creator GENE RODDENBERRY, has died at the age of 76. Barrett-Roddenberry lost her battle...

19th December 2008 1:32



Launter Fights To Keep Role In Twilight Sequel

TWILIGHT star TAYLOR LAUTNER is hitting the gym in a desperate attempt to convince the movie's producers he should reprise his role in the...

19th December 2008 1:32



Hugh Jackman: Wife Couldn't Believe I Won Sexiest Man

When People magazine named Hugh Jackman the Sexiest Man Alive this year, the actor's wife was less convinced he deserved the honour, he has...

19th December 2008 2:02



Dupri Slams Jackson Split Rumours

Record producer JERMAINE DUPRI has slammed reports he has split from longtime love JANET JACKSON. The couple has been an item for four years, and...

19th December 2008 7:47



Fergie Sets Wedding Date?

Lovebirds FERGIE and JOSH DUHAMEL have set the date for their wedding - they're tying the knot next month (Jan09), according to Internet reports. ...

19th December 2008 7:47



May: 'I Didn't Know Mercury Was Gay'

QUEEN star BRIAN MAY did not realise his bandmate FREDDIE MERCURY was gay for years - because the flamboyant star had a string of girlfriends. The...

19th December 2008 7:47



Madonna + Ritchie's Christmas Plans In Turmoil

MADONNA and her ex-husband GUY RITCHIE's plans to spend Christmas together for the sake of their children are in turmoil, after the director...

19th December 2008 7:47



Harmon Welcomes Third Child

Former LAW + ORDER star ANGIE HARMON has given birth to her third daughter. The actress and her husband, former American football star Jason Sehorn,...

19th December 2008 7:47



Johansson Too Busy For Kids

SCARLETT JOHANSSON has ruled out having children with husband RYAN REYNOLDS in the near future, because she is too busy enjoying herself. The Lost...

19th December 2008 7:47



Murphy Denies Riddler Role

A representative for EDDIE MURPHY's denied the actor will take on the role of THE RIDDLER in a new BATMAN movie. Earlier this week (18Dec08) a...

19th December 2008 7:47



Brancato Jury Still Out

Jurors on SOPRANOS actor LILLO BRANCATO JR's murder trial will resume deliberating over the verdict on Friday (19Dec08), after the case reached a...

19th December 2008 7:47



Richard Ponders Memorial

SIR CLIFF RICHARD is already planning his final resting place - because he is anticipating legions of fans coming to pay their respects to him. The...

19th December 2008 7:47



The Things They Say 10582

"I don't know why everyone wants to be famous. To make a living, I guess. Maybe they think it's an easy job." PARIS HILTON's fame isn't as easy as...

19th December 2008 7:47



Hilton's Monroe Comparison

PARIS HILTON always knew she was destined for fame - because her grandmother has likened her to MARILYN MONROE ever since she was a child. The...

19th December 2008 7:47



Watson 'Unmotivated' By Money

Actress EMMA WATSON has "no need" for the millions she has made from acting, because her life isn't motivated by money. The Harry Potter star gained...

19th December 2008 7:47



The Things They Say 10583

"Having a nightclub in your house really helps for having a party, because then you don't need to go out." Socialite PARIS HILTON likes to party...

19th December 2008 7:47



David Tennant 'Will Be Fit' For Final Doctor Who Specials

Despite having back surgery earlier this month, David Tennant is expected to be fit to resume filming a Doctor Who special in January.An "ongoing...

19th December 2008 9:20



Baz Luhrmann To Take On The Great Gatsby

Australia director Baz Luhrmann's next project will take him to the decadence of the Jazz Age for an adaptation of The Great Gatsby.F Scott...

19th December 2008 12:03



Specials' Lyrics 'Still Relevant'

THE SPECIALS have claimed that the lyrics to their classic songs are still just as relevant today.The Coventry band – who have recently reformed...

19th December 2008 12:14



Madonna's Record Low With Miles Away

MADONNA's newest single MILES AWAY - about her ex-husband GUY RITCHIE - has become the worst-performing U.K. single of her career. The track, from...

19th December 2008 12:22



Slipknot Star Blasts Coldplay Album

SLIPKNOT frontman COREY TAYLOR launched into a foul-mouthed rant about COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN and the band's latest LP during a TV...

19th December 2008 12:22



Billie Jean Sues Jackson

MICHAEL JACKSON has been hit with a $1 billion (GBP668 million) lawsuit from a woman called BILLIE JEAN - who reportedly wants custody of his son. ...

19th December 2008 12:22



Copperfield's Assistant Injured In Trick

An assistant working for DAVID COPPERFIELD has been hospitalised after one of the magician's tricks went awry. The star was performing his show at...

19th December 2008 12:22



Turkish Singer Escapes Jail

Transexual Turkish singer BULENT ERSOY has been acquitted of charges of criticising mandatory military service in her native country. The star, who...

19th December 2008 12:22



Spears' Womanizer Rules Europe

BRITNEY SPEARS' is continuing her reign atop the global pop charts - her song WOMANIZER is number one in Europe. Spears sits triumphant at the top...

19th December 2008 12:22



The Beatles' Early Bid For Fame

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and JOHN LENNON were once so desperate to see their names in print they sent personal ads to a local music magazine. The...

19th December 2008 12:22



Adler Arrested After Bar Fight

Rocker CISCO ADLER has been arrested following a fight in a North Dakota bar. The Whitestarr frontman, who has dated stars including Mischa Barton...

19th December 2008 12:22



Mckellen Finds Flaws In Performances

SIR IAN MCKELLEN hates watching his body of acting work - because he only notices mistakes he made in his performances. The veteran star has...

19th December 2008 12:22



Hathaway Inspired By Gay Brother's Wedding

Actress ANNE HATHAWAY is planning the songs she wants played at her wedding - after watching her gay brother marry his longterm boyfriend. The Devil...

19th December 2008 12:22



Mcmahon Will Stay In His Home

Beloved U.S. TV star ED MCMAHON is allowed to stay in his home after brokering a deal to ward off foreclosure on the property. The former Tonight...

19th December 2008 12:22



Winslet Feared Rows On Revolutionary Road

KATE WINSLET was nervous before shooting new movie REVOLUTIONARY ROAD - because the film was directed by her husband SAM MENDES. The actress insists...

19th December 2008 12:22



Luhrmann Dismisses Australia's Bad Press

BAZ LUHRMANN has hit out at critics who rubbished his epic AUSTRALIA - insisting his films always attract negative reviews because they don't fit...

19th December 2008 12:22



Redford + Crowe Join Battle To Hold Off Strike Threat

ROBERT REDFORD and RUSSELL CROWE have joined the growing number of actors urging a Hollywood union not to plan an actors strike next year (08). The...

19th December 2008 12:22



Watson Doesn't Crave Fame

HARRY POTTER actress EMMA WATSON feels sorry for superstars such as BRITNEY SPEARS and LINDSAY LOHAN, because she loves living "a normal life". The...

19th December 2008 12:22



Van Morrison To Release Live Album

VAN MORRISON has announced that he is to release a special live album in the US early next year.The legendary singer-songwriter recorded his classic...

19th December 2008 12:25



New Take That Album To Sell 'Millionth Copy' This Week

The Circus, the fifth album by Take That, will have sold more than a million copies by the end of the day, according to the Official UK Charts...

19th December 2008 14:35



Matt Lucas And David Walliams Awarded Libel Damages

The creators of Little Britain have accepted libel damages over claims their show had outraged gay rights groups.Neither Matt Lucas nor David...

19th December 2008 16:02



Littrell's Son In Hospital

BACKSTREET BOYS star BRIAN LITTRELL is appealing for fans' prayers after his young son was hospitalised this week (begs15Dec08). The singer and his...

19th December 2008 16:18



Sushi Blamed For Piven's Broadway Pullout

JEREMY PIVEN was ordered to pull out of Broadway play SPEED-THE-PLOW because he had six times the normal level of deadly mercury in his body - from...

19th December 2008 16:18



Cruise Plans Holmes' Birthday Surprise From Afar

Romantic TOM CRUISE missed wife KATIE HOLMES' 30th birthday on Thursday (17Dec08) - but arranged for her to receive an onstage celebration and an...

19th December 2008 16:18



Fascinating Fact 6566

Superproducer MARK RONSON has created a list of his top 100 acts of all time, including THE BEATLES, RADIOHEAD and GUNS N' ROSES. Ronson had mentions...

19th December 2008 16:18



Illness Threatens Gallows Album

The lead singer of British rockers GALLOWS has been diagnosed with an incurable stomach condition - which has thrown the recording of their new album...

19th December 2008 16:18



M.i.a. Launches Fashion Line

Hip-hop star M.I.A. has launched her own fashion range - inspired by the artwork on her past album covers. The Paper Planes hitmaker - real name...

19th December 2008 16:18



Love Drops Antidepressants For Album

COURTNEY LOVE has stopped taking her antidepressants while recording a new album in a bid to confront her inner demons. The rocker insists fans will...

19th December 2008 16:18



West Promises To Be Nice To The Paparazzi

KANYE WEST has already made his New Year's resolution - he has promised to make his peace with the paparazzi. The Stronger hitmaker has been...

19th December 2008 16:18



Little Britain Duo Wins Libel Battle

British comedians MATT LUCAS and DAVID WALLIAMS have accepted libel damages from a U.K. newspaper over a report alleging their TV show LITTLE BRITAIN...

19th December 2008 16:18



Parker: 'Hudson Is Surviving'

SARAH JESSICA PARKER has been supporting her SEX AND THE CITY: THE MOVIE co-star JENNIFER HUDSON while she grieves for her murdered family -...

19th December 2008 16:18



'Deep Throat' Felt Dies

MARK FELT, the man who blew the whistle on the WATERGATE scandal and helped bring down U.S. President RICHARD NIXON, has died aged 95. Felt,...

19th December 2008 16:18



Ge Short-circuits

Shares in General Electric dropped $1.43, or 8.2 percent, to $15.96 on Thursday as the company admitted facing numerous challenges in its GE Capital...

19th December 2008 18:49



Telemundo Soars, Other Networks Retreat

While many broadcast and cable networks have experienced a significant audience exodus, NBC-owned Telemundo, the second-largest Spanish language...

19th December 2008 18:49



Fired Producer Rehired

In an unusual turnabout, a producer who was fired from a series by network executives, is being rehired by new network executives who replaced the...

19th December 2008 18:49



Fox Business Channel Sues Treasury Department

Claiming that the Treasury Department has been less than transparent in providing details about how it intends to bail out troubled financial...

19th December 2008 18:49



Summer Olympics The Rerun

The major drawback of NBC's highest-rated programming this year -- the Summer Olympics -- is that there appeared to be little-to-no chance of...

19th December 2008 19:00



Redstone's D-day Passes Uneventfully

Today (Friday) was to have been the day that Sumner Redstone's National Amusements was to have repaid $800 million to creditors. But the consortium...

19th December 2008 19:00



Will Smith Battles Jim Carey At Box Office

Ordinarily these days, Will Smith would be considered a far bigger box-office draw than Jim Carey -- despite the fact that Carey was the first actor...

19th December 2008 19:00



Movie Reviews Yes Man >

The reviews of Yes Man , starring Jim Carey, are positive to a point. The Wall Street Journal 's Joe Morgenstern, writes, for example, "Jim Carey's...

19th December 2008 19:00



Movie Reviews Seven Pounds

Will Smith's Seven Pounds is taking a pounding from a good number of critics, who have been asked by the producers not to reveal any "spoilers."...

19th December 2008 19:11



Mixed Bag At Awards Noms

Doubt received the most nominations for the annual SAG awards Thursday, scoring nods for Meryl Streep for best actress as well as a nomination for...

19th December 2008 19:11



Berlinale Goes Digital

The Berlin Film Festival -- the Berlinale -- announced today (Friday) that it is taking "the next big step" into the digital age by equipping 29 of...

19th December 2008 19:11



Ac/dc Get Politicians' Approval

Rockers AC DC are set to receive an unusual honour - they will be praised by politicians in the Scottish parliament. The band, based in Australia,...

19th December 2008 19:21



Swift Writes Tribute To Mum

Country music star TAYLOR SWIFT has given up writing about her bitter break-ups - to pen a song for her mother. The 19-year-old was recently ditched...

19th December 2008 19:21



Mccartney Talks Down Lost Beatles Track

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has played down speculation unheard BEATLES track CARNIVAL OF LIGHT is a lost classic - insisting some fans won't like it. The...

19th December 2008 19:21



Spears 'Dating Hilton's Ex' - Reports

BRITNEY SPEARS could be set to trump hotel heiress PARIS HILTON - she is reportedly dating the socialite's ex, BENJI MADDEN. The Toxic hitmaker is...

19th December 2008 19:21



Celebrity Mums Talk Family In New Book

KATIE HOLMES, ANGELINA JOLIE, KATE HUDSON and TINA FEY are among a list of Hollywood's hottest mums revealing the secrets of their family life in a...

19th December 2008 19:21



Thief Steals Gems In Raid On Hilton's Home

A hooded burglar broke into PARIS HILTON's California mansion and stole millions of dollars worth of jewellery on Friday (19Dec08). The intruder is...

19th December 2008 19:21



Weller Joins Pub Campaign

Former THE JAM frontman PAUL WELLER has signed up to a campaign to save traditional English pubs. Weller has joined fellow British rockers,...

19th December 2008 19:21



World's Oldest Director Pens Book

MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA, the world's oldest film maker, shows no sign of slowing down after celebrating his 100th birthday earlier this month (Dec08) - he...

19th December 2008 19:21



Broderick Will Never Reprise Bueller Role

MATTHEW BRODERICK has vowed never to reprise his role in cult teen movie FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF - because he is too old. The 1986 comedy - which...

19th December 2008 19:21



Chiklis Pens Show About Ponzi Cons

Actor MICHAEL CHIKLIS was inspired to write a TV series about pyramid selling schemes - after he fell victim to a scam earlier this year (08). The...

19th December 2008 19:21



Miguel Welcomes Second Son

Latino singer LUIS MIGUEL has become a dad for the second time with wife, Mexican actress ARACELY ARAMBULA. A news release posted on the singer's Web...

19th December 2008 22:01


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