2nd February 2009

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Allen's Fear Takes Over U.k. Song Charts

Pop star LILY ALLEN has ended LADY GAGA's three-week reign at the top of the U.K. singles charts after debuting her new song THE FEAR. The British...

2nd February 2009 1:26



Elton Endorses Ipods For Charity

Pop superstar SIR ELTON JOHN has launched a limited run of crystal-encrusted iPod music players - to raise funds for his AIDS charity. The Your Song...

2nd February 2009 1:26



Springsteen Remembers Late Pal At The Super Bowl

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN paid a touching tribute to late bandmate DANNY FEDERICI during the Super Bowl pre-game telecast on Sunday (01Feb09) - by promoting...

2nd February 2009 1:26



The Things They Say 11001

"I've got an album to promote." BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN on why he chose to perform at the Super Bowl half-time show.

2nd February 2009 1:26



Cole To Pen Romance Books?

GIRLS ALOUD star CHERYL COLE has reportedly landed a $7.3 million (£5 million) deal to write romantic novels. The British singer is set to pen a...

2nd February 2009 1:26



Crow Gives Up Defending Songwriting

SHERYL CROW has given up defending herself against accusations she ripped off one of her biggest hits - because her struggle with cancer helped put...

2nd February 2009 1:26



Mexican Model Zuniga Released From House Arrest

Mexican beauty queen LAURA ZUNIGA has been released from house arrest due to insufficient evidence - five weeks after police found a haul of cash and...

2nd February 2009 1:26



Olympic Gold Medallist Davis Dies

American Olympic gold medallist hurdler and sprinter GLENN DAVIS has died, aged 74. Davis, who won three Olympic golds at the 1956 and 1960 games for...

2nd February 2009 1:26



Taken Nabs Top Spot At U.s. Box Office

New action adventure film TAKEN has wrestled the number one spot at the U.S. box office from KEVIN JAMES' comedy PAUL BLART: MALL COP, taking in...

2nd February 2009 1:26



Smirnoff Sues Texas Restaurant

DANCING WITH THE STARS world champion dancer KARINA SMIRNOFF has filed suit against a Texas restaurant for allegedly failing to pay her appearance...

2nd February 2009 1:26



Radcliffe's Stunt Double Vows To Work Again

DANIEL RADCLIFFE's stunt double has vowed to return to work after he was seriously injured while rehearsing for the new HARRY POTTER movie. David...

2nd February 2009 1:26



The Things They Say 11002

"All of Washington felt like being inside, just like, a great show, where the best of people were on display. It was a nice day, a beautiful day."...

2nd February 2009 1:26



Fascinating Fact 6749

Rocker BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN thinks COLDPLAY should headline the Super Bowl half-time show in 2010. The Boss performed during half-time of Sunday's...

2nd February 2009 1:26



Coldplay Snub Martin For Recording Sessions

Rockers COLDPLAY have stepped back into the studio to record new music - without frontman CHRIS MARTIN. The Yellow hitmakers have booted out their...

2nd February 2009 7:20



Brown 'Settles Murphy Baby Battle'

Singer MELANIE BROWN has ended her legal battle over her child with EDDIE MURPHY in secret, according to a new report. The former Spice Girl hit the...

2nd February 2009 7:20



Hudson's Comeback Performance A Hit With Foxx

JENNIFER HUDSON's cell phone was flooded with calls from celebrity friends after she performed at the Super Bowl in her first public appearance since...

2nd February 2009 7:20



Springsteen Rocks The Super Bowl

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and JENNIFER HUDSON wowed Super Bowl XLIII on Sunday (01Feb09) as the Pittsburgh Steelers were crowned American football champions...

2nd February 2009 7:20



Moore Stunned By Reaction To Internet Rant

DEMI MOORE will think twice before ranting online again - after her last Internet posting sparked a war of words with her neighbour and attracted a...

2nd February 2009 7:20



Benjamin Button Changed Pitt's Life

BRAD PITT has credited his movie THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON with changing the way he looks at his life, insisting he now cherishes every day...

2nd February 2009 7:20



Eastwood Awarded Modern Master Award

CLINT EASTWOOD has been named a modern master for his accomplished film career throughout the years. The actor/director was presented with the Modern...

2nd February 2009 7:20



Badu Gives Birth To Baby Girl

Soul singer ERYKAH BADU and hip-hop star JAY ELECTRONICA are the proud parents of a new daughter. The couple welcomed the child - their first...

2nd February 2009 7:20



Valkyrie Rules Global Box Office

TOM CRUISE's war thriller VALKYRIE has topped the foreign box office for the second week in a row, taking in earnings of $18.6 million (£13 million)...

2nd February 2009 7:20



Biel Throws Surprise Party For Timberlake

Actress JESSICA BIEL made certain her boyfriend JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE's 28th birthday was an occasion to remember by throwing him a surprise party on...

2nd February 2009 7:20



The Things They Say 11003

"I've got a strange little face. I'm not complaining but it took a while to grow into my large features. I have a really big mouth, which is fine,...

2nd February 2009 7:20



Fascinating Fact 6750

U.S. TV network bosses at NBC raked in $206 million (£147.1 million) from 69 ads, which aired during the Super Bowl in America on Sunday (01Feb09) -...

2nd February 2009 7:20



Taken Seizes Hold Of Us Box Office Top Spot

Liam Neeson film Taken has debuted at the top of the US box office after opening on Super Bowl weekend.The 20th Century Fox film sprinted into the...

2nd February 2009 8:47



Hunger Success As Slumdog Loses At Evening Standard Awards

Steve McQueen's acclaimed debut feature Hunger has been named best film at the Evening Standard Film awards.The harrowing drama, an account of IRA...

2nd February 2009 9:08



Coldplay And Robbie Williams To Attend Music Union Meeting

Coldplay and Robbie William are expected to attend the inaugural meeting of a group aiming to secure better artists' rights within the industry.The...

2nd February 2009 9:30



Coldplay 'Ban Chris Martin From Studio'

Coldplay have begun working on new material without singer Chris Martin, he has revealed.While recording a solo acoustic session for Absolute Radio...

2nd February 2009 10:25





Martin 'Banned From Coldplay Studio'

COLDPLAY frontman Chris Martin has revealed that he has been banned from the studio while his band work on their fifth album.The hugely successful...

2nd February 2009 11:19



Rick Astley 'Writing Movie Musical'

RICK ASTLEY is reportedly planning to write a Hollywood musical based around his songs.The singer had a string of hits in the 1980s with songs such...

2nd February 2009 11:19



Lee's Pilot 'Had Vodka' After Landing

The pilot of rocker TOMMY LEE's helicopter told police he drank vodka after he was ordered to land for flying erratically, according to new...

2nd February 2009 12:06



Ac/dc Offer Stranded Fans A Refund

Rockers AC DC are offering to refund tickets for their recent gig in Tulsa, Oklahoma - after freezing weather conditions left many fans unable to...

2nd February 2009 12:06



Malmsteen Awarded $820,000 Damages

Swedish rocker YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has been awarded $820,000 (£566,000) damages by a New York court after he was allegedly defrauded by his former...

2nd February 2009 12:06



Row Over Spears 'Kids On Tour' Plan

BRITNEY SPEARS is reportedly planning to base herself in three cities during her upcoming tour - so she can still see her kids when she hits the...

2nd February 2009 12:06



Allen's Cheeky Number One Celebration

Pop star LILY ALLEN made sure fans didn't get a bum deal at a recent gig in London - by mooning stunned revellers halfway through her set. The...

2nd February 2009 12:06



Barlow Beats Lennon To Top Songwriters' Poll

TAKE THAT frontman GARY BARLOW has topped a poll of the greatest British songwriters of all time - beating out competition from BEATLES legend JOHN...

2nd February 2009 12:06



Morrissey Poses Nude For Album Art

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has shocked fans by stripping off and posing nude to promote his new single. The singer and his four bandmates...

2nd February 2009 12:06



The Things They Say 11005

"There are loads of good bits (about my job) - lots of free clothes and I get my hair and make-up done. Although not today because no-one turned up...

2nd February 2009 12:06



The Things They Say 11004

"They are always there in abundance. The only thing that changes is whether you choose to indulge. But the buffet is always there." Veteran KISS...

2nd February 2009 12:06



Pitt's Father Shocked By Benjamin Button Make-up

BRAD PITT left his father horrified on the set of THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON - because his make-up transformation into an 80-year-old was so...

2nd February 2009 12:06



Slumdog Misses Out In British Movie Awards

British movie HUNGER has scooped top prize at the London Evening Standard Film Awards - with Oscar favourite SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE missing out on all...

2nd February 2009 12:06



Del Toro And Cruz Lead Goya Awards

BENICIO DEL TORO and PENELOPE CRUZ were the toast of the Spanish film industry on Sunday (01Feb09) night - with the pair both landing nods at the...

2nd February 2009 12:06



The Things They Say 11006

"The only thing I get on the tube is 'are you JAMES BLUNT?'" COLDPLAY star CHRIS MARTIN often gets mistaken for the fellow Brit singer.

2nd February 2009 12:06



Piper Abandons Acting To Focus On Motherhood

British singer-turned-actress BILLIE PIPER is turning producer in a bid to spend more time with her newborn son. The 26-year-old gave birth to...

2nd February 2009 12:06



Bacon Was Irritated By Six Degrees Game

Actor KEVIN BACON overcame his anger towards SIX DEGREES OF KEVIN BACON after realising the trivia game based on his career could help charity. In...

2nd February 2009 12:06



Watson's Admiration For Portman

British actress EMMA WATSON looks up to NATALIE PORTMAN - because she managed to pursue a university education whilst starring in movies. The Harry...

2nd February 2009 12:06



Radcliffe Disappointed By U.s. Drinking Laws

HARRY POTTER star DANIEL RADCLIFFE has bemoaned the strict age limits on drinking alcohol in the U.S. - insisting the rules have put a dampener on...

2nd February 2009 12:06



Degeneres & De Rossi Throw Glamorous Joint Birthday Bash

ELLEN DEGENERES and partner PORTIA DE ROSSI celebrated their birthdays in style - by throwing a star-studded joint bash. The pair held a lavish party...

2nd February 2009 12:06



The Things They Say 11009

"My friends give me a hard time and rib me about it. But I'd do the same thing to them." CHACE CRAWFORD's GOSSIP GIRL castmates make fun of the...

2nd February 2009 12:06



The Things They Say 11008

"I find the whole idea of being 'sexy' embarrassing and confusing. What's sexy about saying, 'I'm here with my boobs out and a short skirt - have a...

2nd February 2009 12:06



Fascinating Fact 6752

MARTIN SCORSESE is teaming up Oscar-winner DANIEL DAY-LEWIS again in his latest big screen venture SILENCE. Day-Lewis will play a 17th century priest...

2nd February 2009 12:06



The Things They Say 11007

"I'm not a golf groupie, I swear! But ADAM SCOTT is yummy - KATE HUDSON has just been seen with him and I'm so jealous!" MOLLY SIMS has a secret...

2nd February 2009 12:06



Fascinating Fact 6751

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star DEV PATEL will make his second big-screen outing in M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN's THE LAST AIRBENDER. Patel won the role of ZUKO...

2nd February 2009 12:06



Adler's Reps: 'Arrest Was Not For Drugs'

Representatives for former GUNS N' ROSES rocker STEVEN ADLER have cleared up reports of the drummer's recent arrest, insisting he was not taken into...

2nd February 2009 16:15



West To Chronicle Tour In New Book

Hip-hop star KANYE WEST is to give his fans another chance to experience his recent Glow In The Dark tour - he will document the gigs in a new...

2nd February 2009 16:16



Biggie's Mum: 'Lil' Kim Should Be Ashamed Of Race Comments'

NOTORIOUS B.I.G.'s mother has lambasted the late star's mistress LIL' KIM - after the female MC reportedly branded the actress chosen to play her in...

2nd February 2009 16:16



Three Men Plead Not Guilty To Dube Killing

Three men accused of killing South African reggae star LUCKY DUBE have pleaded not guilty to his murder. Dube - who recorded more than 20 albums in...

2nd February 2009 16:16



Woolard Due In Court Over Domestic Violence Charges

The actor who plays rap icon BIGGIE SMALLS in smash hit biopic NOTORIOUS must return to a New York court this month (Jan09) to face charges stemming...

2nd February 2009 16:16



James Brown Family Made To Wait For Will Decision

A South Carolina judge has delayed making a final decision in the settlement of late Godfather of Soul JAMES BROWN's estate - because of tax...

2nd February 2009 16:16



Roberts' Rough Start

JULIA ROBERTS struggled to get noticed by Hollywood agents because they labelled her "too trailer park" when she first started out as an actress. The...

2nd February 2009 16:16



Blonsky: 'Airport Fight Row Has Made Family Stronger'

HAIRSPRAY actress NIKKI BLONSKY has credited her alleged fight with model BIANCA GOLDEN with making her family stronger. The 20-year-old was detained...

2nd February 2009 16:16



The Things They Say 11010

"She's a gorgeous girl. A lot of women would die to look as good as she looks." Model/actress CARMEN ELECTRA throws her support behind close pal...

2nd February 2009 16:16



American Composer Foss Dies

American composer LUKAS FOSS has died, aged 86. Foss died at his home in Manhattan on Sunday (01Feb09), his wife, Cornelia, announced. No cause of...

2nd February 2009 16:16



Von Teese: 'Americans Have Forgotten Burlesque History'

DITA VON TEESE is looking forward to starting her two week residence at Paris' most famous nude revue - insisting the French appreciate burlesque as...

2nd February 2009 16:16



Hannigan's Pregnancy Problems

AMERICAN PIE star ALYSON HANNIGAN is worried her pregnancy is starting to affect her brain - her hormones have left her feeling like a "stoned Koala...

2nd February 2009 16:16



Branson Opens Wallet To Hire Captain Sully

Virgin tycoon SIR RICHARD BRANSON is desperate to hire the heroic pilot of last month's (15Jan09) miraculous Hudson River plane crash - insisting...

2nd February 2009 16:16



The Things They Say 11011

"I babysat JEREMY in Chicago. His dad was a mentor to me. And he used to hire me as a carpenter, though I realised that it was just a way for him to...

2nd February 2009 16:16



West End Shows Cancelled As Snow Cripples London

Several plays and musicals in London's West End have been cancelled after heavy snowfall in the capital.Performances of the new production of...

2nd February 2009 17:05



Kung Fu Panda Cleans Up At Animation Awards

Dreamworks cartoon Kung Fu Panda has dominated the 36th Annie awards, which acknowledge achievement in animation.The martial arts comedy was named...

2nd February 2009 17:16



Super Bowl Audience Sinks

Sunday's Super Bowl telecast averaged 89.15 million viewers in primetime, according to preliminary figures released today (Monday) by Nielsen Media...

2nd February 2009 18:52



Critics Cheer From Sidelines

Television critics for the most part cheered NBC's coverage of Sunday's Super Bowl. "Some of the show inevitably felt forced and foolish. But,...

2nd February 2009 18:52



Springsteen A Winner At Halftime

Bruce Springsteen's halftime show drew reviews that were as glowing as those for the game itself. The AP's Mitch Stacy wrote, "Springsteen, dressed...

2nd February 2009 18:52



Nbc Sets Super Bowl Sales Record

After indicating last week that selling Super Bowl ads had been a tough slog during the current economic downturn, NBC said on the eve of the game...

2nd February 2009 18:52



Box Office Was Super, Too

If studio predictions turn out to be correct, the box office competed effectively against the Super Bowl on Sunday, with the thriller flick Taken...

2nd February 2009 19:02



January Sets Box-office Record

According to box-office trackers Media by Numbers, this was the biggest January at the box office on record, with the top 12 films grossing $129...

2nd February 2009 19:02



Netflix May Add Premium Online Service -- At A Cost

Netflix, which already allows its subscribers to watch thousands of older movies online without additional charge, is considering adding a "premium...

2nd February 2009 19:02



Slower Dvd Sales May Prompt Write-downs

Faced with a 32-percent drop in shipments of DVDs during the fourth quarter of last year, the media conglomerates that own four studios may wind up...

2nd February 2009 19:02



Lutfi 'Wanted To Be Named Spears' Conservator'

BRITNEY SPEARS' former manager SAM LUTFI attempted to persuade the pop superstar to make him conservator of her estate early last year (08), after...

2nd February 2009 19:06



Voletta Wallace: 'Biggie's Murder Case Is Still Open'

THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G.'s mother VOLETTA WALLACE hopes the rap icon's new biopic will shine a light on his unsolved murder. The star - real name...

2nd February 2009 19:06



Jon Bon Jovi Gets Hall Of Fame Honour

Rocker JON BON JOVI has been honoured in his native New Jersey - government officials have selected him for induction into the state's Hall of...

2nd February 2009 19:06



Country Singer Brown Expecting Third Child

Country singer ZAC BROWN is set to become a dad again - his wife is expecting their third child this summer (09). The star, lead singer of the Zac...

2nd February 2009 19:06



Usher's Wine Bar 'Goes Bust'

R&B star USHER has fallen victim to the recession - his Atlanta, Georgia wine bar has been forced to close. The singer opened The Grape in his...

2nd February 2009 19:06



Mashonda Ditched Swizz Beatz Over Keys Affair Rumours

R&B singer MASHONDA ditched her producer husband SWIZZ BEATZ because she couldn't trust him - amid rumours he cheated on her with ALICIA KEYS. The...

2nd February 2009 19:06



Hudson Lip-synced Super Bowl Performance

JENNIFER HUDSON lip-synced the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XLIII on Sunday (01Feb09) after producers insisted she sing to a prerecorded track...

2nd February 2009 19:06



Blanchett Credits Husband's Humility With Marital Bliss

Oscar-winner CATE BLANCHETT credits her director husband ANDREW UPTON's humble ego with keeping their marriage on track - because he doesn't get...

2nd February 2009 19:06



Polanski 'Bias' Allegations Blasted As 'Frivolous'

Director ROMAN POLANSKI's appeal to have the entire Los Angeles Superior Court bench disqualified from his longrunning rape case on the grounds of...

2nd February 2009 19:06



Musicians' Press-hungry Demands Detailed In New Tell-all

DAVID BOWIE, JANET JACKSON and SEAN COMBS are among a list of musicians whose rock star demands designed to attract press coverage have been detailed...

2nd February 2009 19:06



Richard Has 'No Choice' But To Write For Cassie

DANITY KANE star DAWN RICHARD has found herself with no choice but to write music for other artists following the disintegration of the reality TV...

2nd February 2009 19:06



Legend Delivers Ceremony Speech To Graduates

R&B singer JOHN LEGEND thrilled students at a recent graduation in south Florida, by stepping up and delivering the ceremony's keynote speech. The...

2nd February 2009 19:06



The Things They Say 11012

Well, Henry was actually quite a prude. I dont think hed be remembered as sexy in history." Actor JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS doesn't take history as...

2nd February 2009 19:06



Meyers: 'I'm Not A Player'

Irish actor JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS is a dud when it comes to love - insisting he doesn't believe in romance. The hunky star, who portrays Henry VIII in...

2nd February 2009 19:06



Roberts Inspired By Hathaway

JULIA ROBERTS' actress niece EMMA aims to follow the career path of ANNE HATHAWAY - because she is one of the few to make a successful transition...

2nd February 2009 19:06



Connolly: 'I Want Kids'

Actor KEVIN CONNOLLY's new film co-starring SCARLETT JOHANSSON has made him desperate to take on a new role - as a husband and father. The Entourage...

2nd February 2009 19:06



Actress Gibbs To Be Honoured At Pan African Film & Arts Festival

Veteran actress MARLA GIBBS will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the 17th annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) later...

2nd February 2009 19:06



The Things They Say 11013

"I always knew there were a lot of shenanigans going on with fake people taking advantage, because usually people go to psychics when they're most...

2nd February 2009 19:06



Panda Defeats Robot

In a surprise result, DreamWorks's Kung Fu Panda beat out the favored WALL-E as it picked up 11 Annie Awards, including best animated feature, Friday...

2nd February 2009 19:13



Harris Upset He's Not Part Of Shadows Final Shows

Bassist JET HARRIS has spoken out about the snub which will prevent him from performing with CLIFF RICHARD and THE SHADOWS when his old bandmates...

2nd February 2009 21:55



Chesney Sells House Over Unwanted Publicity

Country star KENNY CHESNEY is selling a Florida home he never moved into - because fans already know exactly where the retreat is. The...

2nd February 2009 21:55



Lil Wayne The Professional Bowler

Rapper LIL WAYNE has confessed to a secret hobby - he's a passionate bowler. The Lollipop hitmaker, real name Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., admits he...

2nd February 2009 21:55



Perry Warns Girls Away From Ex Mccoy

KATY PERRY's break-up with GYM CLASS HEROES star TRAVIS MCCOY continues to get messier - the pop star has warned others about dating her ex. The...

2nd February 2009 21:55



Kid Rock Honoured In Detroit

KID ROCK has joined the sporting elite of Michigan - a banner raised in his honour during a basketball game on Friday night (30Jan09) is to have a...

2nd February 2009 21:55



Fascinating Fact 6753

WILLIE NELSON will bare all on the cover of his new album, NAKED WILLIE - the country legend will be featured in the bath.

2nd February 2009 21:55



Chuck D Leads Search For Young Female Rappers

PUBLIC ENEMY rapper CHUCK D fears the hip-hop scene is dying because there's a lack of good female rappers. The performer-turned-label boss insists...

2nd February 2009 21:55



Hudgens To Play Werewolf?

Singer/actress VANESSA HUDGENS is fighting to play a werewolf in the third TWILIGHT film. Reports have suggested the High School Musical star...

2nd February 2009 21:55



Only Traces Of Drugs Found In Scott Ruffalo's Body

Actor MARK RUFFALO's brother SCOTT was not under the influence of drugs when he was fatally shot in the head in December (08), Los Angeles officials...

2nd February 2009 21:55



The Things They Say 11014

"He turned to me after a few days and said, 'Cate...' and I thought, Oh, God, he's going to ask me to marry him - and I'm going to have to say yes!...

2nd February 2009 21:55



Kilmer To Lead Bacchus Parade As King

Actor VAL KILMER will reign over New Orleans, Louisiana's Krewe of Bacchus parade as he is crowned king for the day when the annual Mardi Gras comes...

2nd February 2009 21:55



Hudson Bumped Fisher For Sex Role

ISLA FISHER was the first choice to play CARRIE BRADSHAW's assistant in the SEX & THE CITY film. Writer/director Michael Patrick King has revealed he...

2nd February 2009 21:55



Arrest Warrant Issued For Francis

Adult filmmaker JOE FRANCIS is wanted by Los Angeles authorities after failing to show up for a court hearing in his ongoing tax evasion case. The...

2nd February 2009 21:55



Fascinating Fact 6754

OLIVER! star MARK LESTER is set to turn his historical movie 1066 into a family affair - his real-life son will play his character KING HAROLD's son...

2nd February 2009 21:55


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