2nd January 2009

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Celebrity Predictions For 2009

The global economy is on its knees, the war in Iraq is still raging, and global warming is apparently getting worse. Hardly the best way to start off...

2nd January 2009 7:08



Heath Ledger Was 'Biggest Film Story Of 2008'

The late Heath Ledger has been named the biggest movie news story, best villain and most missed star of 2008 in a new poll.The Australian actor, who...

2nd January 2009 9:57



Hugh Jackman Pulls Out Of Cleopatra Musical

X-Men star Hugh Jackman has withdrawn from negotiations to star in Cleo, Steven Soderbergh's upcoming rock 'n' roll musical about Cleopatra.It was...

2nd January 2009 10:19



Celebrity Big Brother 'Not Sanitised' For Tv Return

Despite attracting record complaints in 2007, Celebrity Big Brother will not be "sanitised" for its return to the screen, Channel 4 have claimed.The...

2nd January 2009 10:41



Isabelle Huppert Named President Of Cannes Jury

French actress Isabelle Huppert has been confirmed as the president of the jury for next year's Cannes Film Festival.The 55-year-old, a two-time...

2nd January 2009 11:14



Leona To Play Mariah In Musical Biopic?

Songstress MARIAH CAREY would like X-Factor starlet LEONA LEWIS to play her in a musical about her life.The TOUCH MY BODY singer is reported to have...

2nd January 2009 12:09



Concertgoers Have Sweet Tooth For Madonna's 2008 Tour

Madonna's Sticky and Sweet tour was the highest-grossing series of concerts in 2008, with a massive worldwide haul of $281.6 million (193...

2nd January 2009 12:09



La Toya Signed Up For Bb After Pulling Out Of Jungle

LA TOYA JACKSON signed up for the latest series of CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER after pulling out of a deal to star in rival reality show I'M A...

2nd January 2009 12:09



Marley Songwriter Ford Is Dead

The songwriter credited with composing BOB MARLEY's classic hit NO WOMAN, NO CRY has died. Vincent Ford, 68, passed away in hospital in Jamaica last...

2nd January 2009 12:18



Fascinating Fact 6580

American music fans bought 428.4 million albums in 2008 - 14 per cent down on 2007's 500.5 million.

2nd January 2009 12:18



Happy New Year For Swift As She Claims Last U.s. Album Chart Top Spot

Teenage country star TAYLOR SWIFT rang in 2009 with America's number one album on Wednesday (31Dec08). The singer's Fearless scored a fourth...

2nd January 2009 12:18



The Things They Say 10636

"I find it amazing how another artist has taken one of our songs and made it her own. RUN was written during a really dark time for us. How LEONA has...

2nd January 2009 12:18



Lil Wayne Scores Top Selling Album In America

LIL WAYNE's THA CARTER III has become the first album to top the annual bestsellers list in America without making it to three million sales. The...

2nd January 2009 12:18



Bass Gives Fishel Wedding Day Jitters

Former 'N SYNC star LANCE BASS has given his ex-girlfriend actress DANIELLE FISHEL second thoughts about walking down the aisle - after she found out...

2nd January 2009 12:18



Perry Struggled Against Lavigne Label

Pop star KATY PERRY was forced to battle with record label bosses because they originally wanted her to copy AVRIL LAVIGNE. When the I Kissed A Girl...

2nd January 2009 12:18



Pink + Hart Spend New Year Together

PINK has refused to give up on her relationship with estranged husband CAREY HART - they rang in 2009 together despite having split last year (08). ...

2nd January 2009 12:18



Brown Honoured With New York City Street Name

Soul legend JAMES BROWN will be honoured with his own New York City street behind the famed Apollo Theater. The block behind the theatre, which...

2nd January 2009 12:18



Kitt's Daughter Remembers Last Moments

The only daughter of legendary entertainer EARTHA KITT has opened up about the last moments she shared with the star before her tragic death on...

2nd January 2009 12:18



Gibson Pays End-of-year Tribute To Ledger

MEL GIBSON has paid a touching tribute to fellow Aussie HEATH LEDGER as part of an end-of-year review in a U.S. magazine. The Mad Max star tells...

2nd January 2009 12:18



Gigandet To Wed Girlfriend

TWILIGHT star CAM GIGANDET is to wed his pregnant girlfriend, according to the actor's father. Jay Gigandet tells America's In Touch Weekly magazine...

2nd January 2009 12:18



Mystery Writer Westlake Dies

Oscar nominated writer DONALD WESTLAKE has died at the age of 75. The prolific author collapsed on Wednesday (31Dec08) following a suspected heart...

2nd January 2009 12:18



Salomon Sued Over Assault Claims

PAMELA ANDERSON's ex-husband RICK SALOMON is facing legal action from a woman who has accused him of involvement in an assault at a party. Salomon,...

2nd January 2009 12:18



Rourke Denies Attacking Penn

MICKEY ROURKE has denied launching a verbal attack on SEAN PENN - after a website alleged the THE WRESTLER star had called his fellow actor...

2nd January 2009 12:18



Starsky And Hutch Star Hamilton Dies

Former STARSKY AND HUTCH star BERNIE HAMILTON has died aged 80. The actor, who played police captain Harold Dobey in the hit 1970s TV cop series,...

2nd January 2009 12:18



Blonsky Escapes Assault Charges

HAIRSPRAY actress NIKKI BLONSKY has had assault charges against her dropped after she was accused of brawling with model BIANCA GOLDEN at an airport...

2nd January 2009 12:18



Valkyrie Bosses 'Face Lawsuit' Over Hitler Globe

Bosses of TOM CRUISE's new movie VALKYRIE are reportedly facing possible legal action over the use of a Nazi prop in the film. The movie, which...

2nd January 2009 12:18



The Things They Say 10638

"When I got married for the second time, my wife and I made a deal. We agreed that we wouldn't let work separate us. We've stuck to that. I sometimes...

2nd January 2009 12:18



The Things They Say 10637

"I just wanted to make a living out of it. You know, pay the rent, and enjoy it. But the idea of making lots of money and being this successful...

2nd January 2009 12:18



Cyrus Plays High School Show On New Year's Eve

MILEY CYRUS rang in 2009 by performing in a high school gym. The teen pop sensation played a short set at Beckman High School in Irvine, California...

2nd January 2009 12:18



Carrey's Million Dollar Trust Fund For Mccarthy

JIM CARREY has vowed to give his longtime girlfriend JENNY MCCARTHY a financially secure future - after reportedly setting up a $50 million (GBP35...

2nd January 2009 12:18



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

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

2nd January 2009 12:18



Allen Dating Older Man?

Singer LILY ALLEN has bagged herself a new man - she is reportedly dating a 45-year-old millionaire art dealer. The Smile hitmaker has been pictured...

2nd January 2009 16:22



Jackson's 'Fury' Over Knowles Comment

BEYONCE KNOWLES has reportedly upset fellow pop star JANET JACKSON - by implying that her family were not from a high-class background. Knowles...

2nd January 2009 16:22



Knowles Reclaims Top European Single Spot

BEYONCE KNOWLES has scored another number one - her ballad IF I WERE A BOY has reclaimed the top spot on the European singles chart in its ninth week...

2nd January 2009 16:22



Lennox Calls For Israel To End Gaza Strikes

Singer ANNIE LENNOX has spoken out against the Israeli bomb strikes on Gaza - calling for an end to the "slaughter and systematic murder" of Arabs...

2nd January 2009 16:22



Slash Friend Loses Cancer Battle

Former GUNS N' ROSES star SLASH is mourning the death of close friend and promising musician HEATH SAMMONS. Sammons, an aspiring performer and...

2nd January 2009 16:22



French Actress Huppert Named As Cannes Head

French actress ISABELLE HUPPERT has been appointed the president of the jury for the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. The star, whose career has spanned...

2nd January 2009 16:22



Blonsky: 'Golden Is Disgusting'

HAIRSPRAY actress NIKKI BLONSKY has slammed model BIANCA GOLDEN following their alleged airport brawl in July (08). The 20-year-old was detained in...

2nd January 2009 16:22



Winfrey's $365,000 Gift To School

U.S. TV titan OPRAH WINFREY has become a hit with students in Atlanta, Georgia - after she donated $365,000 (GBP243,000) to a school for low-income...

2nd January 2009 16:22



The Things They Say 10640

"I actually really wanted to cut all my hair off but I knew I would probably cry so instead I got my dad, who's a hairstylist, to shave it on one...

2nd January 2009 16:22



Fascinating Fact 6581

British rockers THE QUIREBOYS have recorded the official song for U.K. soccer team Blyth Spartans' upcoming cup run. The Spartans face Premier League...

2nd January 2009 16:22



The Things They Say 10639

"I'm not ready to have children yet. I've always wanted them - but not yet. Mum's been trying to get me to have a happy accident for ages. She says,...

2nd January 2009 16:22



Morrison Hotel Gallery To Close In Los Angeles

Los Angeles' Morrison Hotel Gallery is to close at the end of January (09) to allow the art space's partners to concentrate on their three New York...

2nd January 2009 16:22



Tv On The Radio Claim Another Major Album Honour

TV ON THE RADIO's acclaimed DEAR SCIENCE album has topped another leading magazine poll of 2008's best releases. The album beat Lil Wayne's Tha...

2nd January 2009 16:22



Howard Hughes Guiding Wynn In Las Vegas

Hotel entrepreneur STEVE WYNN is destined to succeed at whatever he does - because he has been guided by the spirit of billionaire HOWARD HUGHES for...

2nd January 2009 16:22



Piven Finds New Leading Lady

Actor JEREMY PIVEN has discovered a new leading lady - he's reportedly found love with waitress and model ASHLEY CHONTOS. The Entourage star, who...

2nd January 2009 16:22



Leachman And Black Get 'Intimate' In Office Bath Scene

Ageing Oscar winner CLORIS LEACHMAN will join JACK BLACK for a saucy scene in U.S. comedy show THE OFFICE in 2009. The Young Frankenstein star...

2nd January 2009 16:22



Hudson Slams 'Not Nice' Paparazzi

KATE HUDSON is so sick of the paparazzi she would love to hit them - because they are "not nice people". The Almost Famous star is relentlessly...

2nd January 2009 16:22



Craig Reveals Credit Crunch Worries

JAMES BOND star DANIEL CRAIG is worried about the global credit crunch crisis - insisting even Hollywood superstars are not immune from its effects. ...

2nd January 2009 16:22



Izzard's Hospital Show For Injured Fan

British funnyman EDDIE IZZARD treated a fan injured in the Mumbai terror attacks to a stand-up routine as he recovered at a London hospital. The...

2nd January 2009 16:22



Fascinating Fact 6582

WALL-E and THE WRESTLER have been named the best films of 2008 by U.S. magazine Entertainment Weekly's top critics LISA SCHWARZBAUM and OWEN...

2nd January 2009 16:22



The Things They Say 10643

"I've had a baby, so there are certain things that will never be the same. But I don't have to wear a bikini. I don't have to wear a miniskirt."...

2nd January 2009 16:22



The Things They Say 10642

"Yes, my life is incredible but, oh my God, I have to work at it. It's the same for any working woman. You run and you work, you run and you work,...

2nd January 2009 16:22



The Things They Say 10641

"I met with one big agent and he goes to me, 'You are so talented!' I said, 'Oh, gosh, thank you. What have you seen me in?' and he said, 'Nothing'....

2nd January 2009 16:22



Kudrow Traces Family Tree In New Tv Show

Former FRIENDS star LISA KUDROW has learned all about her ancestors who perished in the Holocaust thanks to a stirring new TV series. The actress is...

2nd January 2009 16:22



Mendes Blasts 'Sexist' Cat-fighting Rumours

Hollywood actress EVA MENDES has accused America's film industry of sexism, complaining that male actors never have to deal with rumours of feuding...

2nd January 2009 16:22



Cowell To Build Dream Bachelor Pad

Music mogul SIMON COWELL is reportedly splashing out $14.5 million (GBP10 million) to build a dream holiday home in Barbados. The reality TV judge,...

2nd January 2009 16:22



Dick Clark Still Rings In Ratings

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest , which aired from 11 30 p.m. to 1 00 a.m., remained the most-watched New Year's Eve show...

2nd January 2009 18:27



New Year Surprises In Tv Ratings

New Year's Day produced some surprising results in the primetime competition. At 8 00 p.m., the last half hour of the Rose Bowl Game drew 13.45...

2nd January 2009 18:27



Patent Fee Change Would Lower Tv Costs, Says Group

The consumer advocacy group Coalition United to Terminate Financial Abuses of the Television Transition (CUTFATT) says it will petition the FCC to...

2nd January 2009 18:27



Alternative Press Critics Pick Wall-e

It hardly seems that it would be a likely choice for the film critics who write for the alternative press, but Disney/Pixar's WALL-E has been named...

2nd January 2009 18:27



Studios' Overseas Revenue Soars

Each of the six major studios grossed more than $1 billion in overseas box-office revenue in 2008, with total grosses estimated at a record $9.9...

2nd January 2009 18:38



Valkyrie Prop Sets Off Legal Dispute

A San Francisco art collector who owns the original globe of the world that Hitler used during World War II, is threatening to sue Tom Cruise and...

2nd January 2009 18:38



French Actress Huppert To Head Cannes Jury

Isabelle Huppert has been named to serve as jury president at the 62nd Festival du Cannes, which opens May 13 and runs through May 24. Huppert, who...

2nd January 2009 18:38



Goldstein 'Dating Model'

ADAM 'DJ AM' GOLDSTEIN is moving on from his relationship with pop star MANDY MOORE - by stepping out with an American model, according to U.S....

2nd January 2009 19:06



Jonas + Swift Keep Their Distance At New Year's Eve Celebration

JONAS BROTHERS star JOE JONAS and his ex, TAYLOR SWIFT, added to the big chill in New York on New Year's Eve (31Dec08) when they found themselves on...

2nd January 2009 19:06



Soulja Boy Assaulted

A representative for SOULJA BOY has confirmed reports the rapper was the victim of assault earlier this week (begs29Dec08). Unconfirmed reports...

2nd January 2009 19:06



Craig: 'Bond Saved Me From Mid-life Crisis'

Actor DANIEL CRAIG is adamant he won't have a mid-life crisis now he has turned 40 - because playing the notorious superspy JAMES BOND lets him live...

2nd January 2009 19:06



Bardem's Lucky Acting Break

Oscar winner JAVIER BARDEM has Lady Luck on his side - he fell into acting after film bosses spotted him as he escorted his sister to an audition. ...

2nd January 2009 19:06



Winslet Knew She Would Marry Mendes

Hollywood actress KATE WINSLET experienced love at first sight the day she set eyes on husband SAM MENDES. The Heavenly Creatures star met Mendes in...

2nd January 2009 19:06



Frost Slams Frost/nixon As 'Fiction'

Veteran journalist DAVID FROST has called FROST/NIXON 'fiction' because movie chiefs changed some of the key historical facts for entertainment...

2nd January 2009 19:06



Locklear Dui Case Dismissed

2009 is already looking to be a great year for actress HEATHER LOCKLEAR - she has had her driving under the influence case dismissed. The former...

2nd January 2009 19:06



Anastacia: 'Fame Is Harder Than Cancer'

Pop star ANASTACIA finds dealing with life as a celebrity harder than her recent battle with breast cancer - because she has "never loved" fame. The...

2nd January 2009 19:06



Veteran Rockers Quo Outdo Take That

Rockers STATUS QUO have been named the hardest working band in the U.K. - after notching up the most arena concerts in 2008. The Rockin' All Over...

2nd January 2009 19:06



The Things The Say:

"I haven't heard anything, but then I'm not answering my phone." DANIEL CRAIG isn't keen to begin preparations for his next outing as JAMES BOND.

2nd January 2009 19:06



The Things They Say 10646

"I'd feel better about myself if I did stomach crunches, but I don't." COURTENEY COX's five-weekly cardio sessions with her trainer aren't enough to...

2nd January 2009 19:06



The Things They Say 10645

"I eat sensibly and I don't stuff down chocolate biscuits. I don't go to the gym because I don't have time, but I do Pilates workout DVDs for 20...

2nd January 2009 19:06



The Things They Say 10644

"Most people can say to their partners, 'How was your day at work?' I have to say, 'Are you getting sued? Have you been arrested? Are you in jail?...

2nd January 2009 19:06



Emotional Winslet Sick On Set

KATE WINSLET became so emotional filming scenes for her new movie REVOLUTIONARY ROAD that she threw up. The actress stars as a depressed housewife...

2nd January 2009 19:06



Travolta's Son Dead

JOHN TRAVOLTA and KELLY PRESTON's teenage son JETT has died. The 16 year old passed away in the Bahamas on Friday (02Jan08), according to TMZ.com. ...

2nd January 2009 21:11



New Stars Enter Celebrity Big Brother House

Ulrika Jonsson, Verne Troyer and LaToya Jackson are among the new contestants on Celebrity Big Brother.The former weather girl, actor and singer were...

2nd January 2009 22:43


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