31st December 2008

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British Audiences Say Yes To New Jim Carrey Comedy

The top spot in the UK box office charts has been claimed by Yes Man, the new comedy starring Jim Carrey.Based on the bestselling memoir by Danny...

31st December 2008 1:05



Hudson's Brother-in-law Indicted

JENNIFER HUDSON's estranged brother-in-law has been indicted on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of home invasion. William Balfour,...

31st December 2008 8:17



The Things They Say 10628

“We talked about getting in the studio together, so that's probably going to happen soon. I definitely think we could do something cool and...

31st December 2008 8:17



The Things They Say 10627

“I'm addicted to proms!” Country star TAYLOR SWIFT on her love for prom night. She has already attended three, while most U.S. teens get...

31st December 2008 8:17



Rocker Loses His Home

The frontman of Swedish heavy rock band FATAL SMILE has lost his home in a blaze. Vocalist Blade learned his house was on fire on Monday (29Dec08),...

31st December 2008 8:17



Jonas Brothers Spark Security Concerns For New York City Police

THE JONAS BROTHERS have prompted officials at the New York Police Department to bolster security before the trio takes over Times Square on New...

31st December 2008 8:17



Islam Urges Leaders To Take Notice Of What Children Want

Muslim convert YUSUF ISLAM has urged world leaders to pay more attention to children when making decisions in 2009 in a Christmas and New Year...

31st December 2008 8:17



Garcia Estate Sued Over Live Recording With Late Musician

The estate of late GRATEFUL DEAD frontman JERRY GARCIA is facing a lawsuit from the family of a deceased keyboardist - over the rights to a 2004...

31st December 2008 8:17



Lopez + Anthony Dismiss Divorce Reports

JENNIFER LOPEZ and MARC ANTHONY have dismissed reports they are on the verge of divorce just two months after renewing their wedding vows - insisting...

31st December 2008 8:17



Dmx Pleads Guilty To Animal Cruelty, Drug Possession And Theft

Incarcerated rapper DMX has pleaded guilty to four charges of animal cruelty, drug possession and theft in three separate cases. The star, real name...

31st December 2008 8:17



Stamp Owes Astrologer For Fine Voice

TERENCE STAMP owes an astrologer for his distinctive voice because he would never have taken vocal and breathing lessons if she hadn't told him he...

31st December 2008 8:17



Hathaway's Happy Wedding Memories

ANNE HATHAWAY fears she'll never be able to top her brother's wedding when she eventually exchanges vows - because his same-sex nuptials was a...

31st December 2008 8:17



Thompson Lands O'reilly's Radio Slot

Former LAW + ORDER star FRED THOMPSON is to take over top U.S. political pundit BILL O'REILLY's radio show in 2009 after losing out as the 2008...

31st December 2008 8:17



Chow Quits As Green Hornet Director

Revered Hong Kong funnyman/filmmaker STEPHEN CHOW has quit as the director of comic book movie adaptation THE GREEN HORNET. Chow's role as the...

31st December 2008 8:17



Dark Knight Claims Top Movie Website's Best Film Of 2008

BATMAN sequel THE DARK KNIGHT has topped the 2008 Best Film list on influential movie news website Moviehole.net's end-of-year review. The film,...

31st December 2008 8:17



Getty Still A Brother

BALTHAZAR GETTY's publicists are acting fast to dispel reports the actor is set to quit hit show BROTHERS + SISTERS over his romance with SIENNA...

31st December 2008 8:17



Duchovny's Sex Addiction Tops 2008 Scandal List

DAVID DUCHOVNY's sex addiction scandal has been named the year's most surprising by readers of American weekly magazine Parade. More than 30 per...

31st December 2008 8:17



Bacon Victim In $50 Billion Wall Street Scandal

Actor KEVIN BACON has been named among the celebrities who fell victim to the $50 billion (GBP35 billion) fraud scandal rocking America's Wall...

31st December 2008 8:17



Knighthood For Discworld Creator Pratchett In Honours List

Terry Pratchett, the author of the Discworld novels, has been knighted in the New Year's honours list.The 60-year-old, who was diagnosed with...

31st December 2008 9:38



Studios Criticise Actors' Union Over Strike Plans

Hollywood studios have criticised the head of the Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) for claiming a strike would not affect the film and television...

31st December 2008 10:11



Dmx Pleads Guilty To Drug, Theft, Cruelty Charges

Rapper DMX has pleaded guilty to charges of drug possession, theft and animal cruelty as part of a plea bargain.The rap star and actor, real name...

31st December 2008 11:06



Alex James: 'Winehouse And Doherty Need Help'

Alex James has said Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty need help to get over their drug problems.The bassist, who recently announced he was reforming...

31st December 2008 11:39



Foo Fighters And Coldplay To Perform At Neil Diamond Charity Show

A number of artists are set to appear at a forthcoming charity concert organised by Neil Diamond.Performers including Foo Fighters, Coldplay and...

31st December 2008 11:50



Madonna Gives Millions To Kabbalah

MADONNA has proved her devotion to Kabbalah - she donated more than $2.6 million (GBP1.8 million) to the religion in 2007. The Material Girl showed...

31st December 2008 12:16



Diddy Gave Biggie Film The Image Ok

SEAN COMBS gave the new NOTORIOUS B.I.G. biopic the authentic touch when he signed on as the movie's fashion consultant. Derek Luke, who portrays...

31st December 2008 12:16



World Music Stars Get Vocal For Bono's Online Magazine

Buskers and world musicians from South Africa, Russia and Brazil have teamed up for a stirring new charity version of soul classic STAND BY ME. The...

31st December 2008 12:16



Spears Brother To Wed?

BRITNEY SPEARS will ring in 2009 with wedding bells - the star's brother BRYAN is reportedly set to walk down the aisle on New Year's Eve (31Dec08). ...

31st December 2008 12:16



Rocker Plant Honoured By Queen

LED ZEPPELIN frontman ROBERT PLANT has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the British New Year Honours list. The...

31st December 2008 12:16



Elton John's Nye Bash Hampered By Poor Ticket Sales

SIR ELTON JOHN's New Year's Eve party at London's O2 Arena is suffering the effects of the credit crunch - organisers are offering cut-price ticket...

31st December 2008 12:16



Cruise's Role As Nazi Assassin Wins Over German Critics

TOM CRUISE has gotten an unexpected boost for his role as a Nazi assassin in new movie VALKYRIE - after the film won over German critics who...

31st December 2008 12:16



The Things They Say 10629

"Turning off all the lights in the house, lighting candles, and listening to sad songs while conducting random baking experiments." Teenager TAYLOR...

31st December 2008 12:16



Stewart To Launch Diamond-encrusted Vibrator

Former EURYTHMICS star DAVE STEWART is hoping to spice up fans' sex lives in the new year (09) with a new $1,400 (GBP933) diamond-encrusted...

31st December 2008 12:16



T-pain Wows With Little Britney

Rapper T-PAIN stunned fans at a pre-Christmas Los Angeles show last week (22Dec08) when he brought out mini-BRITNEY SPEARS for a number. Only it...

31st December 2008 12:16



Spears Decoy Threatens To Sue Los Angeles Police

The city of Los Angeles and its airport police force are facing legal action from a decoy they allegedly ordered to help protect BRITNEY SPEARS'...

31st December 2008 12:16



Kings Of Leon's Big Holiday Earner

Rockers KINGS OF LEON have followed in the footsteps of AMY WINEHOUSE - by scooping a small fortune to play a private gig for Russian billionaire...

31st December 2008 12:16



Pistols Probed In '70s Ireland

Punk pioneers the SEX PISTOLS were investigated by cops in Ireland in the 1970s amid concerns their music breached obscenity laws. Official papers...

31st December 2008 12:16



Fantasy Novelist Pratchett To Be A Sir

Author TERRY PRATCHETT has been left "totally astonished" after receiving a knighthood in the British New Year Honours list. The writer, best known...

31st December 2008 12:16



Underwood: 'Dirty Sexy Money Is Cancelled'

DIRTY SEXY MONEY star BLAIR UNDERWOOD has confirmed the struggling U.S. show is set to be axed - despite network executives refusing to admit it's...

31st December 2008 12:16



Pattinson's Fury Over Ledger 'Joke'

TWILIGHT star ROBERT PATTINSON reportedly blew his top at a comedy club in Los Angeles - when a funnyman performed a routine about HEATH LEDGER. An...

31st December 2008 12:16



Sheen Named In New Year Honours List

THE QUEEN star MICHAEL SHEEN is looking forward to meeting the real Queen Elizabeth II - after he was named in the British New Year Honours list. ...

31st December 2008 12:16



Cook's Half-brother Held On Theft Charge

DANE COOK's half-brother DARRYL MCCAULEY is due in court on suspicion of embezzling million of dollars from the U.S. comedian. MCCauley, who is also...

31st December 2008 12:16



Schwarzenegger's Catchphrase Added To U.s. Film Archive

One of ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER's most famous one-liners will forever haunt movie buffs - his sci-fi film THE TERMINATOR has been added to the U.S....

31st December 2008 12:16



Aniston To Spend New Year With Cox

JENNIFER ANISTON is to ring in the New Year (09) with best pal COURTENEY COX in Mexico. The actress arrived in Los Cabos over the weekend...

31st December 2008 12:16



Pinto Honoured At Palm Springs Film Festival

Indian actress FREIDA PINTO will be honoured at the 2009 Palm Springs Film Festival for her breakthrough performance in DANNY BOYLE's film SLUMDOG...

31st December 2008 12:16



Dawson Annoyed With Los Angeles' Bad Drivers

ROSARIO DAWSON has urged Los Angeles motorists to take more care on the city's roads because she's tired of having to avoid airheads who swerve into...

31st December 2008 12:17



Stamp Refuses To Own A Cellphone

British actor TERENCE STAMP refuses to use a cellphone - because brain surgeons don't own mobiles. The Wanted star has always dreamed of becoming a...

31st December 2008 12:17



Gibson Challenges Statham To Real Death Race

TRANSFORMERS star TYRESE GIBSON has fast plans for 2009 - he's keen to recreate his car racing scenes in DEATH RACE for real. The actor/model played...

31st December 2008 12:17



Wood Calls On Sturgess To Play Spider-man On Stage

Actress EVAN RACHEL WOOD is begging her ACROSS THE UNIVERSE co-star JIM STURGESS to join her in the blockbuster SPIDER-MAN musical - because he's the...

31st December 2008 12:17



Baker Plans To Become An American

Dashing Aussie actor SIMON BAKER is about to go public with his biggest plans for 2009 - he's hoping to become an American citizen. The star of hit...

31st December 2008 12:17



Noth's New York Nightclub Takes Final Cut

SEX AND THE CITY star CHRIS NOTH is closing the doors to his New York nightclub - 10 years after opening the venue in the city where the hit TV show...

31st December 2008 12:17



Premiere Kiss To Blame For Rourke/wood Romance Reports

EVAN RACHEL WOOD has blamed THE WRESTLER co-star MICKEY ROURKE for fuelling reports the odd couple was dating - by kissing her at the film's...

31st December 2008 12:17



The Things They Say 10630

"I don't want to get married again but I'd love to have a guy around." ANGELA LANSBURY, 83.

31st December 2008 12:17



Barkley Arrested For Alleged Dui

Basketball icon-turned-political hopeful CHARLES BARKLEY has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). The former athlete,...

31st December 2008 13:01



Dillon Arrested For Speeding

Actor MATT DILLON has been arrested by U.S. authorities after he was caught speeding down the highway, according to reports. The Crash star was...

31st December 2008 14:31



2008 Wenn/popeater.com Awards

2008 - like any other 12 months in showbiz - has been a year of blockbusters and flops, marriages and divorces, meltdowns and comebacks. As a global...

31st December 2008 15:11



Carey Dismisses Pregnancy Rumours With Booze Snaps

MARIAH CAREY has dispelled rumours she is pregnant after she was snapped glugging red wine on a lavish Caribbean holiday. The Hero singer has been...

31st December 2008 18:13



Winehouse Summoned To Norway To Face Drug Charges

Troubled star AMY WINEHOUSE has been summoned to appear at a Norwegian court on drug charges after she was caught in possession of marijuana in the...

31st December 2008 18:13



Knowles Hates Party Lifestyle

BEYONCE KNOWLES is set for a quiet New Year's Eve - she hates partying in public because people recognise her. The Crazy In Love hitmaker insists...

31st December 2008 18:13



Sparks Rings In New Year As Bridesmaid

Singer JORDIN SPARKS will ring in 2009 at a reality-TV wedding - when a fellow AMERICAN IDOL contestant who named Sparks her bridesmaid ties the...

31st December 2008 18:13



Doherty Gives Up Drugs

Troubled British rocker PETE DOHERTY has given up drugs - and has vowed to stay clean into the new year (09). The Babyshambles frontman has had a...

31st December 2008 18:13



Knowles: 'I've Fulfilled All My Ambitions'

BEYONCE KNOWLES has achieved all that she wants to in her career - but has found herself unable to step away from work as a result. The Crazy In...

31st December 2008 18:13



Moore + Goldstein Split?

Pop star/actress MANDY MOORE and ADAM 'DJ AM' GOLDSTEIN have split again, according to U.S. reports. The couple rekindled their romance after...

31st December 2008 18:13



Dj Am Addresses 'Untruths' In Plane Crash Lawsuit

ADAM 'DJ AM' GOLDSTEIN has fired back at reports he's filed suit against the estates of the pilots killed in his near-death plane crash last...

31st December 2008 18:13



Farrow Grieves Over Loss Of Adopted Daughter

Actress MIA FARROW mourned the loss of her adopted daughter at a New York funeral service on Tuesday (30Dec08) - as a priest described her courage...

31st December 2008 18:13



Barkley Arrested For Alleged Dui

Basketball icon-turned-political hopeful CHARLES BARKLEY has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). The former athlete,...

31st December 2008 18:13



Dillon Arrested For Speeding

Actor MATT DILLON has been arrested by U.S. authorities after he was caught speeding down the highway, according to reports. The Crash star was...

31st December 2008 18:13



Beckham's Shoe Dilemma

VICTORIA BECKHAM has vowed to ditch her addiction to shoes - because she is running out of space to store them. The former Spice Girl is considered...

31st December 2008 18:13



Cole Won't Play Fame Game At Celebrity Parties

GIRLS ALOUD star CHERYL COLE won't be ringing in the New Year at any celebrity-packed parties - she hates the idea of talking to other stars just...

31st December 2008 18:13



Winehouse's Healthy Food Promise

British singer AMY WINEHOUSE has ditched her favoured junk food to start eating healthily - but finds herself constantly craving sugary snacks. The...

31st December 2008 18:13



Avant-garde Artist Sharp Dies

American avant-garde artist/performer WILLOUGHBY SHARP has lost his battle with throat cancer, aged 72. Sharp, noted as a cutting-edge performer,...

31st December 2008 18:13



Wedding Day Tips From Hudson And Hathaway

KATE HUDSON has no plans to marry again, but she's keen to pass on wedding day tips to brides to be. The divorced actress, who plays a modern bride...

31st December 2008 18:13



Longoria Parker's Cheating Vow

Actress EVA LONGORIA PARKER does not tolerate cheating - and would have no qualms in exposing an adulterer. The Desperate Housewives star, who wed...

31st December 2008 18:13



Pattinson Eyes A Problem For Vampire Sequel

TWILIGHT heartthrob ROBERT PATTINSON isn't looking forward to reprising his blood-sucking role in the hit film's sequel NEW MOON - because he has to...

31st December 2008 18:13



Designer Lapidus Dead

French fashion guru TED LAPIDUS has died at a hospital in Cannes. The style king was 79 when he passed away on Monday (29Dec08). Paying tribute to...

31st December 2008 18:13



Chan Voted Film Group's Vice-chairman

Movie action man JACKIE CHAN has been named the vice-chairman of a new film association which will tie together moviemaking in Hong Kong and China. ...

31st December 2008 18:13



Palin Daughter's Baby Photos Spark Bidding War

Former U.S. vice-presidential hopeful SARAH PALIN's teenage daughter BRISTOL has signed a deal with an American magazine to publish snaps of her...

31st December 2008 18:13



The Things They Say 10634

"Don't worry, there's no big bedroom scene. We didn't have enough money for the special effects to make me look great naked." DUSTIN HOFFMAN insists...

31st December 2008 18:13



The Things They Say 10633

"I like HUGH. I know him so well. When you know someone very well, you don't see their beauty, you see their lovely personality. I'm not deeply...

31st December 2008 18:13



The Things They Say 10632

"Our version (of the Cleopatra story) will be like an Elvis musical in 3D. It's a total rock 'n' roll, 1966 aesthetic - like Viva Las Vegas meets...

31st December 2008 18:13



The Things They Say 10631

"I've never experienced that but it must be an amazing feeling to say: 'I absolutely need you.' Sometimes I feel like that about a cheeseburger!"...

31st December 2008 18:13



Barton's Green Tips

MISCHA BARTON has three golden rules she sticks to when trying to save the planet - but often has trouble remembering them. Former The O.C. star...

31st December 2008 18:13



Holmes' Broadway Dash

KATIE HOLMES was forced to sprint through the streets of New York on Tuesday (30Dec08) - after heavy traffic threatened to make her late for her...

31st December 2008 18:13



Yes Man Rules U.k. Box Office Charts

JIM CARREY's new comedy YES MAN is sitting atop the U.K. box office after taking $3.4 million (GBP2.3 million) in its opening weekend (27-28Dec08). ...

31st December 2008 18:13



The Things They Say 10635

"I still try to go out and do the things I want to do, but I've never been one for going to trendy clubs in New York. I'd much rather go to a...

31st December 2008 18:13



Millions To Lose Viacom Nets Tonight

Unless an eleventh-hour reprieve is granted, all of Viacom's 19 cable channels, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, and Spike, could...

31st December 2008 18:46



Cbs Dominates Weak Week For Networks

CBS's 60 Minutes was watched by nearly the same number of people who tuned in to NBC's Sunday-night football game between the Denver Broncos and the...

31st December 2008 18:46



Pro-bowl Moving To Espn

Broadcast television has lost another major sporting event to cable, this time the NFL Pro Bowl, which is moving to ESPN. The 2009 game is scheduled...

31st December 2008 18:46



S.f. Station Cancels Interview With Tv News Critics

A San Francisco television station canceled an interview with two authors of a book critical of television news after the station's news director...

31st December 2008 18:46



Blu-ray Player To Debut -- Discs Optional

Korea's LG Electronics said Tuesday that its latest Blu-ray player, when connected to the Internet, will be able to stream 14,000 movies and TV shows...

31st December 2008 18:57



Sag Dissenters May Oust Negotiators

Dissension within the Screen Actors Guild over the bargaining strategy of its leaders has reached the point that an effort has been launched to...

31st December 2008 18:57



Deutschland Über Box Office

A week after Tom Cruise's Valkyrie , about the so-called general's plot to assassinate Hitler during World War II, opened strongly, two more dramas...

31st December 2008 18:57



Lionsgate Dispirited By Spirit Results

Shares in Lionsgate Entertainment took a pounding Tuesday as analysts at investment bank Caris & Co. downgraded the shares to "above average" from...

31st December 2008 18:57



Movie Reviews Defiance

Daniel Craig, in a wrenching departure from his James Bond character, and Liev Schreiber are receiving fine notices for their portrayals in Defiance...

31st December 2008 19:07



Movie Reviews Good

Good is also being praised for good intentions, although most critics agree that it's not so good. Stephen Holden in the New York Times calls it...

31st December 2008 19:07



Latifah's Jewellery Stolen In $10,000 Holiday Heist

QUEEN LATIFAH has become the victim of thieves, who stole over $10,000 (GBP6,990) in jewellery from her luxury villa in Tobago. The actress/singer,...

31st December 2008 19:13



Garner Ready To Give Birth?

Actress JENNIFER GARNER has sparked reports she's planning to ring in the New Year with a new baby after checking into a California hospital on New...

31st December 2008 20:06


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