23rd December 2008

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Brancato Cleared Of Murder

SOPRANOS actor LILLO BRANCATO JR has been cleared of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an off-duty policeman in 2005. Officer Daniel...

23rd December 2008 0:12



Corinne Bailey Rae's Husband Died Of Accidental Overdose

A coroner has ruled the husband of singer Corinne Bailey Rae died after an accidental overdose of methadone and alcohol.The body of Jason Rae, 31,...

23rd December 2008 1:06



Rapper Forte Released

Rapper JOHN FORTE has vowed to help young people "understand they have options" following his release from a New Jersey federal prison on Monday...

23rd December 2008 8:22



Bailey Rae Unaware Of Husband's Methadone Use

British soul star CORINNE BAILEY RAE's late husband often used drugs during nights out, the singer has told an inquest into his death. Saxophonist...

23rd December 2008 8:22



Spears' Dad Awarded Pay Rise

A U.S. judge has granted BRITNEY SPEARS' father JAMIE an increase in his monthly payments as conservator of the singer's estate. Jamie Spears was...

23rd December 2008 8:22



Blige And Jay-z Sued

Rapper JAY-Z and MARY J. BLIGE are facing legal action from two disgruntled musicians who allege they wrote one of the singer's tunes. In a lawsuit...

23rd December 2008 8:22



Jackson Blasts Ill Health Rumours

MICHAEL JACKSON has announced he is preparing for a comeback world tour, blasting recent reports he is suffering from a deadly lung condition. ...

23rd December 2008 8:22



Hilton: 'Thief Is Not A Stranger'

PARIS HILTON fears she may be acquainted with the man who robbed her California mansion - because the thief knew the exact locations of her most...

23rd December 2008 8:22



Brancato Cleared Of Murder

SOPRANOS actor LILLO BRANCATO JR has been cleared of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an off-duty policeman in 2005. Officer Daniel...

23rd December 2008 8:22



Dunst Wins Restraining Order Against Intruder

Actress KIRSTEN DUNST has been awarded a permanent restraining order against an intruder found on her estate last month (19Nov08). Dunst won court...

23rd December 2008 8:22



Will.i.am Stunned By Jackson Visit

BLACK EYED PEAS star WILL.I.AM was stunned when MICHAEL JACKSON knocked on his door - because he idolised the pop star while growing up in a poor...

23rd December 2008 8:22



Mccartney's Effortless Album

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's latest album ELECTRIC ARGUMENTS was written and recorded in less than two weeks. The former Beatle has teamed up with The Verve...

23rd December 2008 8:22



Jackson's New Luxury Mansion

MICHAEL JACKSON has taken out a $100,000 (GBP70,000)-a-month lease on a new mansion - just one month after relinquishing his debt-steeped Neverland...

23rd December 2008 8:22



The Streets Star 'To Be A Dad'

THE STREETS frontman MIKE SKINNER is reportedly set to become a dad for the first time. The British rapper is thrilled after learning his...

23rd December 2008 8:22



Minnelli Calls On Garland To Get Through Gruelling Show

Veteran entertainer LIZA MINNELLI keeps her energy up during gruelling performances of her Broadway show by calling on the memory of her late mother,...

23rd December 2008 8:22



Ronson Thanks Fans For Support After Hospital Stay

LINDSAY LOHAN's girlfriend SAMANTHA RONSON is recovering at home following her admission to a California hospital to treat an alleged struggle with...

23rd December 2008 8:22



Stewart Struggles To Cope With Newfound Fame

TWILIGHT actress KRISTEN STEWART is struggling to cope with her newfound fame - because she has yet to adjust to crazed fans recognising her on the...

23rd December 2008 8:22



Spade Pays For Police Guns

Comedian DAVID SPADE gave his hometown police force an early Christmas gift - a $100,000 (GBP67,570) donation which will fund the purchase of 300...

23rd December 2008 8:22



Hoffman's Nipple Slip

DUSTIN HOFFMAN's attempt to surprise reporters with a guinea pig in his pocket came back to bite him - when the critter started gnawing on his nipple...

23rd December 2008 8:22



Pitt's Holiday Gift Hunt For Jolie

BRAD PITT had to enlist a less-famous friend to buy his Christmas gift for partner ANGELINA JOLIE - because shop clerks thought he was a prank...

23rd December 2008 8:22



Twilight Bites Its Way To UK Box Office Top Spot

Vampire romance Twilight has debuted at number one in the UK box office charts.The Summit Entertainment film, based on Stephenie Meyer's novel, took...

23rd December 2008 9:51



Michael Jackson Rep Denies 'Lung Transplant' Claims

Michael Jackson is "in fine health" and does not need a lung transplant, his representative has said in a statement.Writer Ian Halperin - who has...

23rd December 2008 10:02



Plant 'Still Cold On Led Zep Rumours'

ROBERT PLANT has said he is still in regular contact with his former LED ZEPPELIN bandmate JIMMY PAGE, but has again played down the chances of a...

23rd December 2008 11:50



Ian Brown 'Planning New Album'

IAN BROWN is planning to release a new album in august next year, the singer has claimed.The former STONE ROSES frontman revealed the plans on his...

23rd December 2008 11:50



Ciara Enlists Superhero For Fantasy Ride

R+B star CIARA has enlisted the help of a superhero for her forthcoming album FANTASY RIDE - after creating her own comic book character, SUPA C. ...

23rd December 2008 12:16



Madonna's Wine Indulgence

MADONNA is set to enjoy a luxury holiday season after reportedly splashing out $7,500 (GBP5,000) on wine laced with silver. The Material Girl is...

23rd December 2008 12:16



Williams Cancels Christmas For Sick Mum

ROBBIE WILLIAMS has put Christmas on hold - he will celebrate the festive season when his mother is released from hospital following heart surgery. ...

23rd December 2008 12:16



Record Bosses To Quit Illegal Download Lawsuits

Record industry chiefs in the U.S. have pledged to quit taking legal action against music fans who illegally download songs. The Recording Industry...

23rd December 2008 12:16



Ferry Denied Bail

BRYAN FERRY's son OTIS is to spend Christmas behind bars after a judge turned down his latest bail request. Otis Ferry was arrested in September...

23rd December 2008 12:16



Four Tops And Martin To Receive Grammy

The FOUR TOPS and Rat Pack star DEAN MARTIN are among the stars set to receive a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement. The doo-wop quartet, best...

23rd December 2008 12:16



Cox Fights With Fame

COURTENEY COX tries to remain upbeat when she is out in public - because she can't stand it when cameras catch her in a bad mood. The former Friends...

23rd December 2008 12:16



Blaine Chills For Charity

Illusionist DAVID BLAINE has backed a charity initiative to donate coats to those in need by standing out in the freezing New York weather without a...

23rd December 2008 12:16



Lohan 'Boosts Ronson's Booking Fee'

SAMANTHA RONSON is benefiting from her relationship with LINDSAY LOHAN - the DJ's booking fee has reportedly increased by nearly twenty times since...

23rd December 2008 12:16



Labeouf Recovering From Hand Surgery

SHIA LaBEOUF has undergone a second operation on his hand five months after he was injured in a car crash in Los Angeles. The actor had surgery...

23rd December 2008 12:16



Kidman's Yacht Angers Locals

Hollywood actress NICOLE KIDMAN has upset locals in her native city of Sydney, Australia, by mooring her yacht outside an exclusive apartment block,...

23rd December 2008 12:16



Actors Strike Vote Postponed

A union vote on whether Hollywood will stage an actors strike next year (09) has been postponed. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is due to ballot its...

23rd December 2008 12:16



Stiller Breaks Hand

Hollywood funnyman BEN STILLER is recovering after breaking his hand in a snowboarding accident. The actor was admitted to New York's Mount Sinai...

23rd December 2008 12:16



Fascinating Fact 6571

Late comedian BERNIE MAC will be honoured by New York's Ujamaa Black Theater in a special production about the comic, who died of pneumonia last...

23rd December 2008 12:16



The Things They Say 10593

"I almost prefer it when people don’t wonder, 'Well, what’s my motivation?' I’m a WOODY ALLEN kind of director. Your motivation is,...

23rd December 2008 12:16



The Things They Say 10592

"I've been around for twice as long as I thought I would." Actor SAMUEL L. JACKSON on celebrating his 60th birthday on Sunday (21Dec08).

23rd December 2008 12:16



Dick's Alcohol Bracelet Singalong

ANDY DICK gave American TV audiences a holiday treat - when he sang an original song on air about his alcohol monitoring bracelet. He struck a deal...

23rd December 2008 12:16



Beetlejuice Actor Loses His Home

BEETLEJUICE star GLENN SHADIX is devastated after fire destroyed his home in Alabama. The actor is reported to have left his property on Monday...

23rd December 2008 12:16



Madison Wants To Propose

GIRLS NEXT DOOR star HOLLY MADISON is desperate to follow her fellow Playboy Playmate KENDRA WILKINSON down the aisle by tying the knot with her...

23rd December 2008 12:16



Ricky Gervais To Present Golden Globe Award

British actor Ricky Gervais has been announced as one of the awards presenters for the upcoming Golden Globes.The comedian has won three of the...

23rd December 2008 15:49



Strictly Christmas Special Hit By Voting Mix-up

The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special had to be halted during recording after the judges' votes left four couples in joint first place.The...

23rd December 2008 16:00



Hetfield In Talks Over Fence Battle

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD has met with officials in California in relation to his recent feud with hikers over his plans to block off a...

23rd December 2008 16:21



Mayer Helps Sick Kids

JENNIFER ANISTON's rocker boyfriend JOHN MAYER has helped spread holiday cheer by playing a private concert at a children's hospital in New York. ...

23rd December 2008 16:21



Wentz + Simpson Plan More Kids

Rocker PETE WENTZ and his wife ASHLEE SIMPSON are keen to expand their family after welcoming their first child this year (08). The couple became...

23rd December 2008 16:21



Montag + Pratt Opt Out Of Marriage

THE HILLS stars HEIDI MONTAG and SPENCER PRATT have called time on their marriage - they have decided against making their union official. The...

23rd December 2008 16:21



Fascinating Fact 6572

MICHAEL EAVIS, the founder of Britain's GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, will receive the Midem Green World Award in January (09), for his commitment to...

23rd December 2008 16:21



Coyne's Cooked Up Dining Disasters

FLAMING LIPS frontman WAYNE COYNE was so bored by his early stint as a cook in an American chain restaurant, he entertained himself by ruining his...

23rd December 2008 16:21



Blur Top Myspace Survey

BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN has another reason to celebrate - his animated band GORILLAZ are the most popular on the internet. The cartoon rockers...

23rd December 2008 16:21



Road Honour For Elton

Officials in SIR ELTON JOHN's home town want to name a road after him - because they were so impressed with his concerts in Las Vegas. The Rocket...

23rd December 2008 16:21



Beckinsale Eyes Catwoman Role

British actress KATE BECKINSALE would love to play CATWOMAN in the next BATMAN movie - because she is determined to take on more action roles. ...

23rd December 2008 16:22



Sandler: 'I'm Still A Loser'

Funnyman ADAM SANDLER may be a Hollywood star but he still feels like a "loser". The Big Daddy actor admits that although he does relish his success...

23rd December 2008 16:22



Hilton Buys Pink Car

PARIS HILTON is in the pink - she has treated herself to a $200,000 (GBP135,000) rose-coloured Bentley. The socialite splashed out on her dream car...

23rd December 2008 16:22



Craig's Russian Block

JAMES BOND star DANIEL CRAIG had difficulties learning Russian for his new film - and nearly gave up because he found it so difficult. The British...

23rd December 2008 16:22



Golden Globe Names New Presenters

Actors SETH ROGEN, AMY POEHLER, JENNIFER LOPEZ and SALMA HAYEK have been tapped as presenters for the 2009 Golden Globe Awards. The group joins...

23rd December 2008 16:22



Cox's Marriage Vow

Former FRIENDS star COURTENEY COX is determined to make her marriage to DAVID ARQUETTE last - the couple enlists in therapy sessions to get through...

23rd December 2008 16:22



The Things They Say 10594

"Leo and I would play this silly game of 'Guess the press questions'. We would do versions of the questions and versions of the answers between...

23rd December 2008 16:22



Watson's University Fears

University-bound actress EMMA WATSON is terrified her future classmates will take advantage of the millions she has amassed from starring in the...

23rd December 2008 16:22



King's Raunchy Music Taste

American actress JAIME KING was left red-faced as a youngster when her dad found her music diary - because she was hooked on writing down the lyrics...

23rd December 2008 16:22



Screen Actors Guild Postpones Strike Vote

The Hollywood actor's union has postponed a vote on a possible strike due to a split among its members.While 2,542 of the Screen Actors Guild's (SAG)...

23rd December 2008 16:32



Christmas With The A-list Babies

It's been a baby-filled 2008, with Angelina Jolie, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez among the big name mums who...

23rd December 2008 18:02



Ex Cbs News Chief Defends Rather Probe

Former CBS News President Andrew Heyward has defended CBS's decision to appoint a prominent conservative to head the investigation into Dan Rather's...

23rd December 2008 18:49



Super Bowl Spot To Be Split Eight Ways

A Los Angeles-based ad agency, Cesario Migliozzi, has paid NBC $3 million for a 30-second spot to air during next year's Super Bowl and will use it...

23rd December 2008 18:49



Monday Looked Like A Summer Rerun Night

With many people involved in last-minute shopping and otherwise making preparations for the Christmas holiday, ratings for the broadcast networks on...

23rd December 2008 18:49



Tina Fey Entertainer Of The Year

Tina Fey has been named Entertainer of the Year by Associated Press editors and broadcast producers throughout the country. "Fey was selected by AP...

23rd December 2008 18:49



Box Office Retreats

After remaining slightly ahead of 2007's total grosses through most of the year, due largely to increased ticket prices, the box office slipped...

23rd December 2008 19:00



Sag Postpones Strike Vote

Acknowledging that division within the Screen Actors Guild over a strike-authorization vote "does not help our effort to get an agreement from the...

23rd December 2008 19:00



Netflix Starts Streaming Hd Movies Via Its Settop Boxes

Netflix has begun offering high-definition movies streamed directly to television sets via its Roku player. Netflix began streaming HD titles via...

23rd December 2008 19:00



Dark Knight A Hit On Dvd, Not On Pirate Sites

Although DVDs and Blu-ray discs of Warner Bros.' The Dark Knight were snatched up in record numbers last week as they made their debut in retail...

23rd December 2008 19:00



3d Horror Flick Coming January 16

Lionsgate plans to release My Bloody Valentine 3D on January 16, making it the first three-dimensional horror film to be released in U.S. theaters in...

23rd December 2008 19:10



Man Sentenced In T.i. Pal's Murder Case

One of the brothers convicted of killing rapper T.I.'s former assistant and friend has been sentenced to 66 years to life in prison. On Tuesday...

23rd December 2008 22:36



Armstrong To Be A Father

Cycling ace LANCE ARMSTRONG has received good news in time for Christmas - the sports star is reportedly set to be a dad for the fourth time. The...

23rd December 2008 23:31


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