16th January 2009

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Death Row Sold For $18 Million

The assets of SNOOP DOGG and TUPAC SHAKUR's former record label have been sold at auction for just $18 million (GBP12 million). Death Row went under...

16th January 2009 1:33



Dickens Recuperating From Brain Surgery

Country music legend LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS is recuperating in a Nashville, Tennessee hospital after undergoing brain surgery to remove a blood clot. ...

16th January 2009 1:33



Clarkson's Twilight Insomnia

Pop star KELLY CLARKSON is so hooked on STEPHENIE MEYERS' TWILIGHT books, they're keeping her up at night. The Since U Been Gone singer can't put...

16th January 2009 1:33



Allen Shows Off Her Third Nipple On Tv

Pop star LILY ALLEN stunned TV viewers in Holland when she showed off her third nipple during a recent canal boat interview. The Smile singer was...

16th January 2009 1:33



Dead Set For Big Obama Gig

Rockers THE DEAD will perform at BARACK OBAMA's inauguration (20Jan09) just a week after confirming their first tour in five years. The group,...

16th January 2009 1:33



Peta Bosses Investigate Beyonce Dumped Dog Reports

Officials at animal rights group PETA have launched an investigation after reading reports suggesting BEYONCE has abandoned her pet shih tzu. ...

16th January 2009 1:33



Sweetin: 'I'm Clean And Sober'

Beloved former U.S. child star JODIE SWEETIN has hit back at reports she's struggling with substance abuse as she battles her husband for custody of...

16th January 2009 1:33



Hollywood Marks Anniversary Of Ledger Death With Magazine Tribute

MEL GIBSON, JULIA STILES and MONSTER'S BALL director MARC FORSTER have taken part in a new 10-page U.S. magazine tribute to tragic movie star HEATH...

16th January 2009 1:33



The Things They Say 10802

"My wish is that 2009 will be the year AMY WINEHOUSE gets it right." Author STEPHEN KING on his hopes for British singer Winehouse.

16th January 2009 1:33



Happy Days Back As X-rated Film

Beloved TV sitcom HAPPY DAYS is set for the porn treatment, thanks to Hustler video bosses. After giving The Munsters, Gilligan's Island and The...

16th January 2009 1:33



Adventurer Welcomes Baby Boy

TV adventurer BEAR GRYLLS has become a dad again - SHARA, the Brit's wife, gave birth to a baby boy on Thursday (15Jan09). Grylls, the star of Man...

16th January 2009 1:33



Bachchan Slams Slumdog Millionaire

Indian movie icon AMITABH BACHCHAN has criticised the makers of Golden Globe winning film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE for portraying his nation as a "third...

16th January 2009 1:33



Marijuana Advocate Reveals Pitt's Pot Past

A Los Angeles stoner guru has exposed movie hunk BRAD PITT as a one-time weed-smoking beach bum, who used to live to get high. Now a responsible dad...

16th January 2009 1:33



The Things They Say 10804

"I always thought it would be fun to own a restaurant. My family is Greek, and many of them own restaurants and coffee shops. I make a mean baklava...

16th January 2009 1:33



The Things They Say 10803

"You can have your movies, you can have your career, but if you open against Daddy... I don't mind if you do win, but if you actually do win, there's...

16th January 2009 1:33



Boy George Court Silence To Save Mum From Heartache

Disgraced British singer BOY GEORGE's decision not to take to the witness stand in his false imprisonment trial was to spare his mum any further...

16th January 2009 7:06



Winehouse Slams 'Ridiculous' Holiday Havoc Reports

AMY WINEHOUSE has laughed off rumours she is causing havoc on the paradise island of St Lucia - branding reports she has ruined fellow holidaymakers'...

16th January 2009 7:06



Redford 'Excited' About Saying Bye To Bush

ROBERT REDFORD is looking forward to U.S. President-elect BARACK OBAMA's imminent inauguration more than most - because he can't wait to see...

16th January 2009 7:06



Jones + Corbin Honoured By Cowboy Hall Of Fame

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN co-stars TOMMY LEE JONES and BARRY CORBIN proved their cattle-herding credentials on Thursday (16Jan09) night when they were...

16th January 2009 7:06



The Things They Say 10805

"Donatella is my muse in so many ways. She's powerful but she's also an icon in the way that people throw darts at her - she's provocative." Dance...

16th January 2009 7:06



Fascinating Fact 6660

Sexy SHAKIRA has reteamed with her HIPS DON'T LIE collaborator WYCLEF JEAN and hip-hop heavyweight PHARRELL WILLIAMS on her new album. There are also...

16th January 2009 7:06



Pistol Jones Quits Radio Show

Former SEX PISTOLS star STEVE JONES has quit his cult Los Angeles radio show hours after network bosses at Indie 103.1 announced they were pulling...

16th January 2009 7:06



Lil Wayne Attributes Success To Hard Work

Rapper LIL WAYNE has explained what it takes to become an international hip-hop hero - an unrelenting work ethic. The Lollipop hitmaker has enjoyed...

16th January 2009 7:06



Chasez Blasts Bass' Boyband Comeback Plans

Pop star J.C. CHASEZ has blasted former 'N SYNC bandmate LANCE BASS for raising fans' hopes for a boyband reunion. The Bye Bye Bye singer has spoken...

16th January 2009 7:06



The Things They Say 10806

"I still like to look around, but respectfully and with no intentions. Married, but buried, I say." LOST star JOSH HOLLOWAY's affections are firmly...

16th January 2009 7:06



Fascinating Fact 6661

JANE FONDA will be joined onstage by TOM HANKS' actor son COLIN when she kicks off her Broadway comeback in play 33 Variations in February (09).

16th January 2009 7:06



Friel's Daisies Coming Back From The Dead?

ANNA FRIEL and KRISTIN CHENOWETH are hoping to conclude the storyline of their quirky TV show PUSHING DAISIES in a new movie. The offbeat...

16th January 2009 7:06



Motion Picture Home And Hospital To Close

Ageing stars are about to feel the pinch of the recession - a charity hospital and nursing home which cater for movie icons are to close due to lack...

16th January 2009 7:06



Fey Ends Award-filled Month With 30 Rock Renewal

TINA FEY's sensational awards season performance has ensured her hit TV show 30 ROCK will be returning for another season. The U.S. funnywoman has...

16th January 2009 7:06



Mcmahon Ordered To Pay $180,000 Unpaid Debts

U.S. TV icon ED MCMAHON has been ordered to pay Citibank $180,000 (GBP120,000) for debts built up over the last four years. The beloved former The...

16th January 2009 7:06



Watchmen Release Confirmed After Studios Settle

Eagerly-awaited comic book film Watchmen will hit cinema screens in March after Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox settled their rights dispute.The...

16th January 2009 9:33



Music Pirates Threaten Labels With Illegal Downloads

The music industry is facing its biggest challenge due to the prominence of illegal downloading, according to the International Federation of the...

16th January 2009 9:55



Aerosmith Cancel Venezuelan Gig After Guitarist Injury

Rock legends Aerosmith have been forced to call off a landmark concert in Venezuela after guitarist Joe Perry suffered a knee injury.The Walk This...

16th January 2009 11:11



Franz Talk New Sound

FRANZ FERDINAND have been giving more details about their forthcoming album, which hits the shops later this month.The Scottish band have already...

16th January 2009 11:54



Editors Promise 'Electronic' Album

EDITORS have been discussing their new album, claiming that it will have an "electronic" sound.The Birmingham indie band's last album AN END HAS A...

16th January 2009 11:55



Beck's Delight At Hall Of Fame Honour

Guitar legend JEFF BECK is thrilled to be joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The British musician will be inducted into the revered Cleveland,...

16th January 2009 12:11



Franklin Voices Support For Obama

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has tipped U.S. President-elect BARACK OBAMA as the next big thing - in the pop charts. The Respect hitmaker heard Obama...

16th January 2009 12:11



Ferry Released On Bail

The son of rock legend BRYAN FERRY is free on bail after his trial was adjourned on Thursday (15Jan09). Otis Ferry was arrested in September (08)...

16th January 2009 12:11



Love's Foul-mouthed Rant At Gran

Outspoken rocker COURTNEY LOVE has lashed out at her own grandmother, novelist PAULA FOX - for criticising her lyrics. The former Hole frontwoman...

16th January 2009 12:11



Israeli Singer Awad Urged To Withdraw

Israeli Arab singer MIRA AWAD has been urged to withdraw from representing her country in this year's (09) Eurovision Song Contest. The Christian...

16th January 2009 12:11



End In Sight For Hit Show 24

KIEFER SUTHERLAND's groundbreaking TV drama 24 is set to end after season eight - paving the way for a big screen adaptation. The cult series, in...

16th January 2009 12:11



Deneuve To Sue Book Editor

Iconic actress CATHERINE DENEUVE is planning to sue the editor of a book which portrayed her father as a German sympathiser during the war. The...

16th January 2009 12:11



The Beast Bosses Want Swayze For Second Season

Bosses of PATRICK SWAYZE's new TV show THE BEAST are hopeful the star will be well enough to film a second series, despite battling pancreatic...

16th January 2009 12:11



Watchmen Dispute Resolved

Hotly-anticipated graphic novel adaptation WATCHMEN will hit the big screen on schedule after movie executives resolved a legal dispute which could...

16th January 2009 12:11



The Things They Say 10807

"Paris and Nicky went to my school. They're are very pretty, and very, very clean. It's impressive to be that perfect all the time. In commercial...

16th January 2009 12:11



Fascinating Fact 6662

A new track by JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and TIMBALAND has been leaked on the internet. The song, believed to be called BIGGER THAN THE WORLD, was posted on...

16th January 2009 12:11



Celebrities' Messages Of Support For Obama

ASHTON KUTCHER and DEMI MOORE are releasing a film of more than 50 Hollywood stars pledging to support U.S. President-elect BARACK OBAMA's call for...

16th January 2009 12:11



Hoffman To Make Directorial Debut

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN is to make his directorial debut with a romantic comedy called JACK GOES BOATING. The Oscar winning actor will helm and star...

16th January 2009 12:11



Gervais Slams British Press

Comedian RICKY GERVAIS has unleashed a bitter tirade against the British media - accusing U.K. journalists of putting a negative spin on his recent...

16th January 2009 12:11



Affleck To Chart Phoenix's Music Career

Hollywood movie star CASEY AFFLECK is to direct a documentary tracking the musical career of fellow actor and brother-in-law JOAQUIN PHOENIX. ...

16th January 2009 12:11



Fascinating Fact 6663

KEANU REEVES is set to star in a movie version of the animated Japanese TV series Cowboy Bebop. The Speed star will play a bounty hunter travelling...

16th January 2009 12:11



Waters' Kids Movie Scrapped

HAIRSPRAY creator JOHN WATERS has been forced to scrap plans for a new children's movie - after studios rejected it. The filmmaker, nicknamed the...

16th January 2009 12:11



Beckinsale Struggled With Pearl Harbor Diet

British actress KATE BECKINSALE was so weak with hunger on the set of blockbuster PEARL HARBOR she battled dizziness on set. Then a new mum, the...

16th January 2009 12:11



Spacey Play Delayed

The premiere of a KEVIN SPACEY-directed West End play starring RICHARD DREYFUSS has been delayed. The Jaws actor was due to start his stint in...

16th January 2009 12:11



Rumpole Creator John Mortimer Dies Aged 85

Sir John Mortimer, author and creator of the character Rumpole of the Bailey, has died at 85 following a long illness.The former barrister died at...

16th January 2009 12:39



Bollywood Star Denies Slumdog Millionaire Criticism

A legend of the Bollywood film industry has denied criticising Mumbai-set Golden Globe winner Slumdog Millionaire. Danny Boyle's claimed four awards...

16th January 2009 13:34



Boy George Jailed Over Escort Imprisonment

Singer Boy George has been jailed for 15 months over the false imprisonment of a male escort, it has been confirmed.The 80s singer - real name George...

16th January 2009 14:27



Boy George Jailed For 15 Months

Former CULTURE CLUB frontman BOY GEORGE has been jailed for 15 months for the false imprisonment of a male escort. The singer - real name George...

16th January 2009 14:36



Boy George Jailed For 15 Months

Former CULTURE CLUB frontman BOY GEORGE has been jailed for 15 months for the false imprisonment of a male escort. The singer - real name George...

16th January 2009 16:12



Allen Blames Parents For Love Woes

Singer LILY ALLEN blames her parents for the state of her love life, insisting a lack of attention when she was a child has made her too needy. The...

16th January 2009 16:12



The Beautiful South To Reform

British band THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH are reuniting - minus three of their original members. The pop group, who formed in 1989 before splitting in 2007,...

16th January 2009 16:12



Love's Album Inspired By Rehab

Troubled rocker COURTNEY LOVE was so inspired by her time in a drugs rehabilitation centre, she penned tracks for her forthcoming album whilst...

16th January 2009 16:12



Pink's Anger Management

Pop star PINK resorted to anger management classes to help her deal with her split from husband CAREY HART. The couple parted ways last February...

16th January 2009 16:12



Fascinating Fact 6664

BEYONCE will sing for BARACK OBAMA's first dance with wife MICHELLE at the President-elect's inauguration ceremony on Tuesday (20Jan09).

16th January 2009 16:12



Goldberg Embarrassed By Brolin Mix Up

Comedic actress WHOOPI GOLDBERG was left red-faced while hosting a recent movie awards ceremony - after she introduced JOSH BROLIN as his famous...

16th January 2009 16:12



Bachchan Denies Criticism Of Slumdog

Indian screen idol AMITABH BACHCHAN has denied criticising the makers of Golden Globe winning film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. The Bollywood icon was...

16th January 2009 16:12



Ledger's Advice For Lohan

Late actor HEATH LEDGER once warned LINDSAY LOHAN about the dangers of letting her celebrity status overshadow her acting career. Lohan has become...

16th January 2009 16:12



Hilton To Be Reunited With Camera

Socialite PARIS HILTON is breathing a sigh of relief after the camera she lost in an Australian nightclub was found. The heiress rang in 2009 at the...

16th January 2009 16:12



Sheridan Denies Dating Spade

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN has laughed off rumours she is dating comic actor DAVID SPADE. The actress, who called off her...

16th January 2009 16:12



Clooney To Return For E.r. Finale?

Bosses of medical drama E.R. have left the door open for GEORGE CLOONEY to make an appearance in the show's final episode. Clooney starred as Dr....

16th January 2009 16:12



Ford Lands Pilot Honour

High-flying actor HARRISON FORD is to be honoured for his work as a pilot - he has landed one of the aviation industry's top awards. The Indiana...

16th January 2009 16:12



The Things They Say 10809

"I talk to them all the time. It's a wonderful time for them and I am so delighted to be with the children of people I love." ALIAS actor VICTOR...

16th January 2009 16:12



Fascinating Fact 6665

Former QUANTUM LEAP star SCOTT BAKULA has landed a guest role in hit U.S. TV series CHUCK.

16th January 2009 16:12



The Things They Say 10808

"I would want to be head babysitter. I'd love to be First Babysitter, absolutely. I'll just go up and do performances for his kids all day and just...

16th January 2009 16:12



Noth Certain Of Sex And The City Sequel

Actor CHRIS NOTH is convinced plans for a SEX AND THE CITY: THE MOVIE sequel will come to fruition - because studio bosses are eager to cash in on...

16th January 2009 16:12



Sag Embroiled In New Wrangle

Instead of seeking a strike-authorization vote from members of the Screen Actors Guild, union leaders now intend to submit the final proposal of the...

16th January 2009 18:41



Citizen Journalists Cover N.y. Plane Crash

Once again, as it had in Mumbai last month, television relied on "citizen journalists" for video coverage of the crash of a U.S. Airways flight into...

16th January 2009 18:41



Martin To Quit Fcc

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin confirmed Thursday that he will leave the commission effective next Tuesday, the day Barack Obama is sworn in as president....

16th January 2009 18:41



Spanish-language Station Most Watched In The U.s.

The television station with the largest audience in America of 18-49-year-olds in 2008 was KMEX, the Spanish-language outlet of Univision in Los...

16th January 2009 18:41



Web Tv Makes A Comeback

While previous efforts to bring the Internet to television sets have received a lukewarm reception from consumers -- a notable example was...

16th January 2009 18:51



Watchmen Dispute Settled

Ending one of Hollywood's most bizarre copyright battles, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox said Thursday that they had settled their feud over...

16th January 2009 18:51



Busy Holiday At Box Office

Four new wide releases are joining a crowd of films competing at the box office over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. They include the...

16th January 2009 18:51



Movie Reviews Notorious

16th January 2009 18:51



Movie Reviews Paul Blart Mall Cop

Film critics agree that Paul Blart Mall Cop, featuring Kevin James ( The King of Queens ) in his first starring role in a movie, is not likely to...

16th January 2009 19:01



Movie Reviews Hotel For Dogs

Stephen Holden in the New York Times admits in the first paragraph of his review that he has a problem assessing "the cuter-than-cute, sweeter-than...

16th January 2009 19:01



Albarn's Reunion Fears

BLUR star DAMON ALBARN is worried the band will struggle to replicate their 1990s success when they reunite this summer (09). The Britpop pioneers...

16th January 2009 19:06



Love Slams Film And Record Industries

COURTNEY LOVE has risked alienating Hollywood and the entire music industry - by ranting about actors and record company bosses. The former Hole...

16th January 2009 19:06



Nude Photo Of Madonna Goes To Auction

The 30-year old nude photo of MADONNA which earned her a meagre $25 (GBP17) modelling fee is expected to sell for over $10,000 (GBP6,900) when it...

16th January 2009 19:06



Fascinating Fact 6666

Pop sensation LADY GAGA has a peace sign inked on her wrist in tribute to late BEATLE and GIVE PEACE A CHANCE hitmaker JOHN LENNON.

16th January 2009 19:06



Love Criticises Female Rockers

COURTNEY LOVE has launched an angry tirade against other female rock stars - accusing women in the music industry of failing to learn their craft...

16th January 2009 19:06



Simpson + Wentz Guest Star In Csi

New mum ASHLEE SIMPSON-WENTZ is heading back to work - after reportedly signing on to guest star with her rocker husband PETE WENTZ in U.S. TV series...

16th January 2009 19:06



Simmons Expecting Baby With Hounsou - Reports

Fashion mogul KIMORA LEE SIMMONS has dodged rumours she is pregnant - refusing to confirm or deny reports she is expecting a child with her actor...

16th January 2009 19:06



Lohan Violates Probation

Actress LINDSAY LOHAN has violated the terms of her probation - after failing to register a change of address since moving out of her shared home...

16th January 2009 19:06



Mccarthy Leaves Playboy

Actress JENNY MCCARTHY has turned her back on her career with Playboy magazine so she can focus on "doing something good for women". The former...

16th January 2009 19:06



Jericho To Be Made Into Movie

U.S. TV drama JERICHO is set for a comeback - a big screen version of the short lived series is under development. The show, a portrayal of America...

16th January 2009 19:06



Smith Rules Out Politics

WILL SMITH has ruled out swapping acting for politics - because life as a movie star is too much fun. Smith has been tipped to play President-elect...

16th January 2009 19:06



Rumpole Creator Sir John Mortimer Dies

Popular British dramatist and author SIR JOHN MORTIMER has died, aged 85, following a long illness. Mortimer, who started his career as a barrister,...

16th January 2009 19:06



Macy 'Scared' By Speed-the-plow Performance

JEREMY PIVEN's Broadway successor WILLIAM H. MACY is relieved his debut performance on SPEED-THE-PLOW is over - because taking on the show so quickly...

16th January 2009 19:06



Knoxville Clears Up Grenade Arrest

JACKASS star JOHNNY KNOXVILLE is blaming an assistant on a new MTV show for his detention at Los Angeles airport for carrying a fake grenade in his...

16th January 2009 19:06



Fascinating Fact 6667

New York's famed Beacon Theatre - used by director MARTIN SCORSESE for his 2008 Rolling Stones concert film SHINE A LIGHT - will be reopened with a...

16th January 2009 19:07



Roberts Keeps Failing Driving Tests

JULIA ROBERTS' teen actress niece EMMA ROBERTS hasn't been allowed behind the wheel since her first driver's test - because she's failed her...

16th January 2009 19:07



Sheridan Would Never Date 'Rude' Seacrest

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN has lashed out at AMERICAN IDOL host RYAN SEACREST after he made "rude" comments about her on his radio...

16th January 2009 19:07



Bettany Forgets Iron Man Part

Absent-minded actor PAUL BETTANY may have difficulty reprising his role in the next IRON MAN movie after he completely forgot he starred in the first...

16th January 2009 19:07



Tina Evicted Off Celebrity Big Brother

Tina Malone has become the second housemate to be voted out of the Celebrity Big Brother house.The Shameless actress was up against Michelle Heaton,...

16th January 2009 23:42


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