24th December 2008

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Baz Luhrmann Pays Tribute To Child Star Brandon Walters

Director Baz Luhrmann has praised the staggering talents of young Aboriginal actor Brandon Walters.The 12-year-old plays an integral role in...

24th December 2008 0:54



Yes Man Offers Positive Message, Says Carrey

The positive-minded script of Yes Man attracted Jim Carrey to his first comedy in three years, he has explained.Carrey stars as Carl Allen in the...

24th December 2008 0:54



Dj Am Sues Plane Crash Aviation Company

ADAM 'DJ AM' GOLDSTEIN is taking legal action against the aviation company he holds responsible for his near-death plane crash in September (08). In...

24th December 2008 8:22



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

One of the brothers convicted of killing rapper T.I.'s former assistant has been sentenced to 66 years to life in prison. Hosea Thomas, 34, was...

24th December 2008 8:22



Former Destiny's Child Member Luckett To Make Feature Film Debut

Former DESTINY'S CHILD member LeTOYA LUCKETT will make her feature film debut in an adaptation of her hit gospel musical. Studio bosses at Warner...

24th December 2008 8:22



Spears' Cheerful Christmas Card

BRITNEY SPEARS has wished friends, family and her loyal fans a Merry Christmas with a holiday card - which pictures the star grinning with her two...

24th December 2008 8:22



Bono Palms Over $100 Million

U2 frontman BONO's investment firm will give another $100 million (GBP67.6 million) to rescue smart telephone maker Palm Inc. The Irish rocker's...

24th December 2008 8:22



Dizzee Rascal Escapes Charges After Arrest

British rapper DIZZEE RASCAL has escaped charges after he was arrested for becoming embroiled in a road rage incident involving a baseball bat. The...

24th December 2008 8:22



Spears Hires Madonna's Tour Director

BRITNEY SPEARS has reportedly dismissed the two choreographers who helped launch her recent comeback appearances in favour of the man who directed...

24th December 2008 8:22



Hilton Family Targeted By Thieves Again

PARIS HILTON's uncle has reportedly been robbed - just days after his socialite niece became the victim of a break-in. The heiress was devastated...

24th December 2008 8:22



Lawsuit Dropped Against Director Berg

A lawsuit filed against HANCOCK director PETER BERG alleging he played a part in the death of a golf cart driver has been dropped. Berg was a...

24th December 2008 8:22



The Things They Say 10596

"He's not a show pony." BOB GELDOF's daughter PEACHES on refusing to be photographed with her new husband MAX DRUMMEY.

24th December 2008 8:22



Jones' Takes Flighty Role

THE VILLAGE PEOPLE cowboy RANDY JONES has been tapped for a whimsical new role as a guest star on hit U.S. comedy show FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS Jones...

24th December 2008 8:22



The Things They Say 10595

"He may be a great advocate of peace, but in real life he is not at all - he is very argumentative." Former BOOMTOWN RATS singer SIR BOB GELDOF has...

24th December 2008 8:22



Fascinating Fact 6573

Rapper EVE will guest star in an upcoming episode of U.S. crime drama NUMB3RS. The rapper will play a shoe salesperson who becomes suspect after a...

24th December 2008 8:22



The Things They Say 10597

"I wanted to do good work ever since I was at a High School of Performing Arts and my Russian acting coach told me I was a disgrace. I was determined...

24th December 2008 8:22



Page Tapped For Lesbian Role

JUNO star ELLEN PAGE will take on yet another controversial movie role - the actress has been tapped to play a lesbian in a new film based on a true...

24th December 2008 8:22



Johansson's Tissue Wipes Up $5,300 At Auction

A tissue used by sniffling actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON has wiped up $5,300 (GBP3,580) at auction. Johansson claimed she caught a cold from her The...

24th December 2008 8:22



Mad Men Star Dudek Welcomes Child

MAD MEN actress ANNE DUDEK has welcomed her first child with artist husband MATTHEW HELLER. Dudek, who also starred in hit U.S. medical drama House,...

24th December 2008 8:22



Schwarzenegger Sued By Employee Unions

Actor-turned-politician ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER is facing a lawsuit from two unions fighting to stop an order requiring all California state employees...

24th December 2008 8:22



Armstrong To Be A Father

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

24th December 2008 8:22



Stone Calls On Police To Investigate 'Suspicious' Man

SHARON STONE has asked California police to investigate a "suspicious" man who recently attempted to make a delivery to her home, according to...

24th December 2008 8:22



The Things The Say

"I never wanted to be the guy people looked at. The only way I could get through that time was to drink. I poisoned myself with alcohol for years."...

24th December 2008 8:22



The Things They Say 10598

"I normally like classic rock like OASIS but I'm into her stuff a lot, too. When she called me to ask whether I would do it, it was a complete...

24th December 2008 8:22



Coldplay And Adele Confirmed For Neil Diamond Tribute

Grammy nominees Coldplay and Adele are among the artists set to honour Neil Diamond at a gala concert next year.The British acts will take to the...

24th December 2008 10:44



The Dark Knight Held From Chinese Audiences

After smashing box office records around the world, The Dark Knight will not be released in China, Warner Bros have confirmed.The Batman Begins...

24th December 2008 11:06



Ballots Sent Out As Oscar Voting Begins

Voting for the 2009 Oscars has begun after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences posted ballot papers to its members.Some 5,810 votes will...

24th December 2008 11:39



U2 To Release Five Versions Of Album

Irish rockers U2 have announced plans to release five different versions of their latest album NO LINE ON THE HORIZON. According to reports, in...

24th December 2008 11:50



Celebrity Big Brother Stars Revealed?

The names of the female celebrities who will be entering the BIG BROTHER house in January have been revealed.According to the Daily Star, former...

24th December 2008 12:12



Madonna Hands Kids Over To Ritchie

MADONNA has come face-to-face with GUY RITCHIE for the first time since their divorce to allow the children to spend some time with their father. ...

24th December 2008 12:16



Winehouse 'Plans Caribbean Move'

AMY WINEHOUSE has hinted she would like to move to the Caribbean after receiving a warm welcome from locals in St Lucia this week (begs21Dec08). The...

24th December 2008 12:16



Lohan Urges Public To Learn From Her Mistakes

Hollywood actress LINDSAY LOHAN is urging fans to learn from her mistakes - and cites BRITNEY SPEARS as another example of a celebrity who has turned...

24th December 2008 12:16



The Things They Say 10601

"I don’t really talk to anybody apart from Leo about what I am thinking of doing. Including Sam sometimes, actually.” KATE WINSLET prefers...

24th December 2008 12:16



The Things They Say 10600

"She was a tough old bird who was often a complete pain to be with and she annoyed all the authorities and was hard on her nuns." SIR BOB GELDOF is...

24th December 2008 12:16



The Things They Say 10599

"You know, he’s already got a little bass, he has a little piano." PETE WENTZ is plotting a musical career for his baby son BRONX MOWGLI.

24th December 2008 12:16



Cobain's Guitar Sells For $100,000

A smashed guitar which once belonged to late NIRVANA frontman KURT COBAIN has sold at auction for $100,000 (GBP68, 493). The sale was confirmed on...

24th December 2008 12:16



Ulrich Pelted With Pies

METALLICA drummer LARS ULRICH was pelted with custard pies during a concert in California - to celebrate his 40th birthday. The musician will reach...

24th December 2008 12:16



Wentz's Breast Milk Confession

Rocker PETE WENTZ has tasted his wife ASHLEE SIMPSON's breast milk, describing it as "soury and weird". The couple welcomed their first child, Bronx...

24th December 2008 12:16



Foxx Bans Daughter From Dating After Embarrassing Headline

JAMIE FOXX has banned his teenage daughter from dating - after the press confused the 14-year-old girl for his latest flame. The actor/singer admits...

24th December 2008 12:16



Franco's Cologne Confession

SPIDER-MAN star JAMES FRANCO earned extra pocket money in his youth - by stealing bottles of cologne from department stores. When the actor was in...

24th December 2008 12:16



Tomei Dating Marshall-green?

Actress MARISA TOMEI is reportedly dating former THE O.C. star LOGAN MARSHALL-GREEN, who is 12 years her junior. New York Post gossip column PageSix...

24th December 2008 12:16



Fey Named Entertainer Of The Year

Comedienne TINA FEY is ending 2008 with a bang after being named The Associated Press' Entertainer of the Year. The 30 Rock star was chosen by...

24th December 2008 12:16



Beckinsale's Oscar Hopes Dashed

KATE BECKINSALE's hopes for an Academy Award nomination for new movie NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH may have been dashed after the film's distributors filed...

24th December 2008 12:16



The Things They Say 10602

"I will be missing them this Christmas as it is the first one I am spending away from home. I am spending it with Samantha in Los Angeles." LINDSAY...

24th December 2008 12:16



Brand Pays For Homeless Man To Travel

Funnyman RUSSELL BRAND brought a needy man to tears after generously offering to buy him a ticket home for the holidays. The British actor was...

24th December 2008 12:16



Hotel Strike Halts Fringe Filming

Filming on LOST creator J.J. ABRAMS' new TV show was disrupted last week (beg15Dec08) due a strike at a New York hotel. The cast and crew of new...

24th December 2008 12:16



Shearer's Emmy Steal

Actor HARRY SHEARER once stole an Emmy Award - because he refused to be the only member of THE SIMPSONS cast who hadn't taken home a prize. The...

24th December 2008 12:16



Twilight Tops British Box Office Charts

Vampire movie TWILIGHT has shot to the top of the U.K. box office charts, biting off an impressive $3.7 million (GBP2.5 million) in its opening...

24th December 2008 12:16



Tomei Too Shy To Strip

MARISA TOMEI is adamant she could never work as a lapdancer - because she is not talkative enough. The actress plays a stripper in new movie The...

24th December 2008 12:17



Depardieu's Turkey Trick

French actor GERARD DEPARDIEU ensures his holiday turkey is delicious by caressing and talking to the bird before cooking it. The Green Card star -...

24th December 2008 12:17



Dane Steams Up Tv With Pyjama Party

GREY'S ANATOMY star ERIC DANE woke up American TV audiences when he appeared for a morning guest slot wearing his pyjamas. The smiling actor...

24th December 2008 12:17



The Things They Say 10603

"I'm not a big bling bling, dripping in diamonds girl." Jewellery isn't on EVA MENDES' Christmas list.

24th December 2008 12:17



Fascinating Fact 6574

GLENN CLOSE, RICKY GERVAIS, and JAKE GYLLENHAAL have been added to the star-studded line-up of presenters at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards...

24th December 2008 12:17



Wilkinson Gives Up Nudity

THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR star KENDRA WILKINSON has vowed never to pose nude again - so she can concentrate on her new role as a wife. The blonde beauty,...

24th December 2008 12:17



The Things They Say 10606

"Worst present I ever got? A producer gave all of us in his crew nose hair trimmers. I was like, 'Oh God, do I really need it?'" Actress DEBI MAZAR...

24th December 2008 12:17



The Things They Say 10605

"Let's bring the troops back, man. That's all we want for the holiday." JAMIE FOXX wants U.S. soldiers pulled out of the conflict in the Middle East...

24th December 2008 12:17



The Things They Say 10604

"All I want is to be with my family and the people that I love, be with my niece and nephew. I don't really want any gifts, I just want to be...

24th December 2008 12:17



Carey Cooking Up A Yuletide Feast

MARIAH CAREY is planning to wow husband NICK CANNON with her cooking skills when the couple sits down for its first Christmas feast together. Last...

24th December 2008 16:11



Beyonce Plans To Relax At Christmas

BEYONCE KNOWLES is planning a relaxing Christmas cruising around the Mediterranean. The R+B star is making sure her first holidays as a married woman...

24th December 2008 16:11



Aretha Thrilled By Son's Festive Duet

ARETHA FRANKLIN's first Christmas album gave the Queen of Soul the chance to record another first - a duet with her son EDDIE. Mother and son...

24th December 2008 16:11



Chenoweth Bitten By Spider

Singer/actress KRISTIN CHENOWETH will always have painful memories of recording her new Christmas album - because she was bitten by a studio...

24th December 2008 16:11



The Minogues' Xmas Is A Family Affair

Singing sisters KYLIE and DANNI MINOGUE are keen to retain their traditions at Christmas - both women still get a stocking full of presents from...

24th December 2008 16:11



Winter Wonderland Tops Festive Hit List

WINTER WONDERLAND has topped a list of the most performed Christmas songs in America for the second year running. The festive favourite, penned by...

24th December 2008 16:11



Bunton's Royal Greetings

Former SPICE GIRLS star EMMA BUNTON receives an annual Christmas card from British royals PRINCES WILLIAMS and HARRY. The singer first met the young...

24th December 2008 16:11



Madden Plans Thrifty Christmas

GOOD CHARLOTTE frontman JOEL MADDEN will be saving money this Christmas - because his girlfriend NICOLE RICHIE doesn't want an expensive present. ...

24th December 2008 16:11



Parfitt: 'All I Want For Christmas Is Socks'

New dad RICK PARFITT is so delighted with his baby twins that all he wants for Christmas is socks. The Status Quo star insists he's always been a fan...

24th December 2008 16:11



The Things They Say 10607

"I've got 20 people coming over for a late lunch. I'm going to be doing the cooking but (daughter) Leah and her husband Jack are helping me too. We...

24th December 2008 16:11



Fascinating Festive Fact:

THE EAGLES star JOE WALSH has hired a Chicago, Illinois artist to paint the likenesses of THE BEATLES on four chairs - as a Christmas gift for RINGO...

24th December 2008 16:11



Fascinating Festive Fact:

Country star TAYLOR SWIFT grew up on a Christmas tree farm.

24th December 2008 16:11



Jet-setting Holiday Season For Take That's Donald

TAKE THAT star HOWARD DONALD faces a Christmas dash, so he can spend the holidays with his daughters. The singer will spend much of Christmas in the...

24th December 2008 16:11



Geldof's 'Serious' Christmas

Rocker BOB GELDOF takes Christmas "very seriously" because of his "deprived Irish childhood", according to his daughter PEACHES. The 19-year-old...

24th December 2008 16:11



Estelle Plans Christmas Binge

British singer ESTELLE is looking forward to indulging herself this Christmas - because the festive season means she can eat and drink as much as she...

24th December 2008 16:11



Cruise's Santa Disguise Failed

TOM CRUISE's attempt to play SANTA CLAUS for his three kids failed miserably last year (07) - they all realised it was him straight away. The actor...

24th December 2008 16:11



The Things They Say 10609

"I have always had happy memories of idyllic Christmases with my parents, spent at my father's house. And then after their divorce, with my mother as...

24th December 2008 16:11



The Things They Say 10608

"It sounds like a mix between the POSTMAN PAT theme tune and DEEP PURPLE's SMOKE ON THE WATER." FRANCIS ROSSI on STATUS QUO's first ever festive...

24th December 2008 16:11



Fascinating Festive Fact:

Former BLACK SABBATH singer TONY MARTIN has released an unplugged Christmas song called WHO PUT THE DEVIL IN SANTA? on his MySpace.com page. The...

24th December 2008 16:11



Geldof's Christmas List

BOB GELDOF's daughter PEACHES has handed her family a long Christmas wish-list this year (08) - with her picks including two high-end designer...

24th December 2008 16:11



Anderson To Give Christmas Book Gift To Bush + Obama

PAMELA ANDERSON is planning to give outgoing U.S. President GEORGE W. BUSH and his successor BARACK OBAMA the same gift this Christmas - a copy of...

24th December 2008 16:11



Witherspoon's Childhood Christmas Ruined By Santa Scandal

REESE WITHERSPOON's Christmas dreams were shattered as a child when a malicious school pal told her there was no such thing as Santa Claus. The...

24th December 2008 16:11



Hudson Set For Colorado White Christmas

KATE HUDSON is taking to the slopes this Christmas, so her young son can perfect his skiing. The actress is returning to her family's Colorado...

24th December 2008 16:11



Kidman Planning First Christmas With Baby Daughter

Nicole Kidman is looking forward to her first Christmas with daughter SUNDAY ROSE - so she can put her hand puppet technique to good use. The...

24th December 2008 16:11



Smith Reveals Christmas Gift Wish

WILL SMITH's son JAYDEN knows what he wants Santa to bring him for Christmas - a real-life car. The 10-year-old - whose mother is actress Jada...

24th December 2008 16:11



The Things They Say 10612

"She likes to colour. She likes dolls, stuffed animals. She's really easy about stuff like that." TOM CRUISE insists daughter SURI is easy to buy...

24th December 2008 16:11



The Things They Say 10611

"We like to dress it up for Christmas. We throw a little Santa hat on it and a scarf - because it gets cold." REESE WITHERSPOON on her festive plans...

24th December 2008 16:11



The Things They Say 10610

"We're Jewish... He knows he's Jewish but he doesn't know that Santa doesn't come for Jewish people - so we do both." Actress DEBRA MESSING hasn't...

24th December 2008 16:11



Fascinating Festive Fact:

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL pin-up VANESSA HUDGENS once played CINDY LOU WHO in a 1998 stage production of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS in San Diego,...

24th December 2008 16:11



Isaacs Plans For Lapland Trip

Actor JASON ISAACS is racing to get to Lapland this Christmas, so he can give his kids some magical memories. The Harry Potter star fears he spends...

24th December 2008 16:11



Aniston's Unusual Christmas Treat

Hollywood actress JENNIFER ANISTON has an unusual treat which she reserves for her Christmas Day feast - she swaps turkey for chilli con carne. The...

24th December 2008 16:11



Hathaway Does Christmas On The Cheap

ANNE HATHAWAY is hoping to keep Christmas cheap this year (08) - she's refusing to buy anything that costs more than $50 (GBP33.30). The actress is...

24th December 2008 16:11



The Things They Say 10615

"I am going to get her a very cool faux fur coat. Like a bomber jacket." KATHY HILTON on her plans for daughter PARIS' Christmas present.

24th December 2008 16:12



The Things They Say 10614

"For Christmas, we'll go to the snow somewhere, so we can ski, snowboard, build snowmen - generally have a wonderful time together. I can't wait."...

24th December 2008 16:12



The Things They Say 10613

"I've got the house all decorated with lights. KEITH (URBAN) drove up the driveway the other day and he just burst out laughing. He said, 'It's like...

24th December 2008 16:12



Fascinating Festive Fact:

For the first time in 53 years, the official Christmas tree which welcomes guests to Disneyland in California is artificial.

24th December 2008 16:12



Witherspoon Plays Chef At Christmas

Hollywood actress REESE WITHERSPOON loves Christmas, because she gets to play chef for all of her family. The Legally Blonde star loves cooking for...

24th December 2008 16:12



Watson's Christmas Skiing Trip

Actress EMMA WATSON is looking forward to Christmas this year - she's spending it skiing with her family. The Harry Potter star splashed out on a...

24th December 2008 16:12



Bond Role Was Kurylenko's Xmas Present

Friends of actress OLGA KURYLENKO will be hard-pressed to top the star's last Christmas (07) present - her role as a BOND girl in QUANTUM OF SOLACE. ...

24th December 2008 16:12



Cbs Dominates Ratings

If it hadn't been for NBC's Sunday Night Football, every show making the top-ten positions on the Nielsen ratings list for last week would have been...

24th December 2008 18:59



News Shows See Ratings Rise -- But Why?

Although it did not appear to be a particularly eventful week, last week drew big audiences for the network nightly newscasts. NBC Nightly News With...

24th December 2008 18:59



Warner Bros. Accuses Cbs Of Cheating

In what today's (Wednesday) Hollywood Reporter described as "a surprise move," Warner Brow. Television has sued CBS for $49 million claiming that the...

24th December 2008 18:59



No Sale, Says Super Bowl Tv Exec

NBC has denied reports that it has sold a $3-million Super Bowl spot to Los Angeles-based ad agency Cesario Migliozzi, which said that it would...

24th December 2008 18:59



Will Sag Call Off Strike Vote?

The Unite for Strength faction of the Screen Actors Guild has "expressed concerns" to the union's leaders about going ahead with a strike...

24th December 2008 19:10



Man Who Aired Hezbollah Tapes Pleads Guilty

A New York satellite TV owner has pleaded guilty to charges of providing material aid to a terrorist organization by setting up satellite dishes for...

24th December 2008 19:10



Disney No, No Narnia

Feeling the economic squeeze, Disney announced Tuesday that it will not exercise its option to co-produce and co-finance The Chronicles of Narnia The...

24th December 2008 19:10



Variety Editor Blasts Sag Strike Strategy

In a lengthy commentary featured in today's (Wednesday) issue of Daily Variety and headed "SAG should face the facts Guild needs to find exit...

24th December 2008 19:10



Ledger Death Deemed Top Entertainment Story Of 2008

The death of Australian actor Heath Ledger last January 22 at age 28 was judged the top entertainment story of 2008 by U.S. newspaper and broadcast...

24th December 2008 19:21



Few View Pirated Copies Of Australia

Although pirated copies of the Baz Luhrmann epic Australia have been available on numerous BitTorrent sites since the film premiered last month, few...

24th December 2008 19:21


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