12th March 2009

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Consumers 'Seeking Out' Horror Films And Games

An increasing number of consumers are opting for scarier films and videogames in their leisure time, according to new research. The findings, backed...

12th March 2009 0:31



Stipe Excited By R.e.m. Tribute Gig

MICHAEL STIPE jumped at the chance to watch a New York charity performance of R.E.M. songs - because it's the only opportunity he'll ever get to hear...

12th March 2009 1:30



Jay-z: 'Hip-hop Has Improved Race Relations'

JAY-Z has credited hip-hop with improving race relations across America - because white kids who idolise him and SNOOP DOGG don't become racists. The...

12th March 2009 1:30



Jones' Musical Heading Back To The Stage

Rapper JIM JONES' musical is returning to the New York stage to coincide with the release of his upcoming album. The MC's Hip Hop Monologues: Inside...

12th March 2009 1:30



Rowland Makes Birthday Girl's Wishes Come True

R&B singer KELLY ROWLAND helped to make a sick girl's birthday wishes come true by serenading the child during a visit to a Manhattan, New York...

12th March 2009 1:30



Jones And Iggy Still Talking About Stooges Plans

Punk icon IGGY POP is taking SEX PISTOLS star STEVE JONES' offer to join THE STOOGES seriously. Jones offered to step in and fill the void left by...

12th March 2009 1:30



Potter Star Radcliffe Is Most Valuable Teen

HARRY POTTER star DANIEL RADCLIFFE has a new trick up his sleeve - he's Forbes magazine's Most Valuable Young Star. The 19-year-old Brit beat out...

12th March 2009 1:30



Heche Gives Birth

Actress ANNE HECHE is celebrating the birth of her first child with boyfriend JAMES TUPPER. The actress gave birth to baby boy ATLAS over the weekend...

12th March 2009 1:30



The Things They Say 11597

"Every single day is a day for me to see life through brand new eyes. It really is an incredible thing for me! He is just so much fun, and I have...

12th March 2009 1:30



The Things They Say 11596

He thinks BRITNEY SPEARS is really great and cute, and he flirts with her. GWEN STEFANI's two-year-old son KINGSTON is Britney's youngest fan.

12th March 2009 1:30



The Things They Say 11595

"I did everything I could to not be a musician. I went to university, I worked as a designer, I competed in Olympic sport (rowing)... and I ended up...

12th March 2009 1:30



Fascinating Fact 6990

More than 10,000 people had signed an online petition asking Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards organisers to strip CHRIS BROWN of his nominations on...

12th March 2009 1:30



Norwegian Rocker Suffers Heart Attack

The lead singer of Norwegian rock band SUSPERIA is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack. Pål 'Atheria' Mathisen was admitted to...

12th March 2009 1:30



Hungarian Movie Mogul Basco Dead

Hungarian movie mogul PETER BASCO has died, aged 81. The writer/director is best known for his satirical films about life in Hungary during the...

12th March 2009 1:30



Wilson Heads To Broadway

GREY'S ANATOMY star CHANDRA WILSON is heading to Broadway - she has landed a lead role in the New York theatre production of CHICAGO. The actress,...

12th March 2009 1:30



Love Hewitt Dating Tv Co-star?

Actress JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT is moving on from her broken engagement with the help of her GHOST WHISPERER co-star JAMIE KENNEDY, according to...

12th March 2009 1:30



Jensen Quits Ugly Betty

Scottish actress ASHLEY JENSEN is walking away from her regular role on UGLY BETTY to play JENNA ELFMAN's best friend in another U.S. sitcom. Jensen,...

12th March 2009 1:30



Rihanna's Belated Birthday Bash

RIHANNA celebrated her belated 21st birthday with cocktails and cupcakes on Tuesday (10Mar09) - just weeks after she was forced to call off her...

12th March 2009 7:01



Leto Dating Lucas?

Rocker/actor JARED LETO has sparked rumours of a romance with ADRIAN GRENIER's ex ISABEL LUCAS after they were spotted shopping together in...

12th March 2009 7:01



Michaels Plans Tell-all Biography

POISON star BRET MICHAELS has put the rock world on red alert - he's planning to tell all in a salacious new biography. Michaels plans to unveil...

12th March 2009 7:01



Sting To Sell Wine From His Vineyard

Rocker STING is hoping to give Italian agriculture a boost by bottling and selling wine made from the fruits of his own Tuscan vineyard. The...

12th March 2009 7:01



Seal Considers Becoming An American

Pop star SEAL is considering joining his German-born wife HEIDI KLUM and becoming an American citizen. The supermodel chose to become an American...

12th March 2009 7:01



Geldof's Encounter With Jackson

BOB GELDOF's daughter PEACHES left a TV show audience stunned after recalling a childhood incident when she was "stroked" by pop star MICHAEL...

12th March 2009 7:01



Walters Arrested

Rapper-turned-actor ASHLEY WALTERS has been arrested by police following an alleged assault at a nightclub in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The former...

12th March 2009 7:01



Mccord Wrecks Vehicle In Car Crash

90210 star ANNALYNNE MCCORD was left red-faced but injury-free after crashing her car into another vehicle on Tuesday (10Mar09). The actress was...

12th March 2009 7:01



Roberts Dreams Of Theatre Run

Hollywood actress JULIA ROBERTS is planning a stint on the London stage - just as soon as her children are old enough to cope with moving abroad. The...

12th March 2009 7:01



Swayze Blasts Press For Inaccurate Stories

PATRICK SWAYZE has blasted tabloid reports he is losing his battle against pancreatic cancer, accusing the press of fabricating lies to "paint an...

12th March 2009 7:01



The Things They Say 11599

"Complete abstinence is what they advocate - but the odd gin and tonic's all right, isn't it?" Former drug addict PETE DOHERTY has given up nearly...

12th March 2009 7:01



The Things They Say 11598

"My album went double platinum and I was really considering a tattoo. I started drawing it on myself to see. But my dad told me that he would take...

12th March 2009 7:01



Klaxons Made To Re-record Psychedelic Album

Rockers KLAXONS are racing to re-record their new album after bosses at their record label branded their efforts too experimental. The British band...

12th March 2009 7:01



Fascinating Fact 6991

Filmmaker CLINT EASTWOOD has cast his son SCOTT REEVES, 22, to play sports star JOEL STRANSKY in his upcoming drama THE HUMAN FACTOR, about the...

12th March 2009 7:01



Mccarthy: 'I Love Botox'

Actress JENNY MCCARTHY has revealed her beauty secret - she uses face-freezing Botox injections to keep her looking young. The 36-year-old relies on...

12th March 2009 7:01



Clarke Cancels Theatre Debut

DOCTOR WHO star NOEL CLARKE called off the premiere of his first play at a recent U.K. theatre festival so he wouldn't steal the spotlight away from...

12th March 2009 7:01



Craven 'Hurt' By Nightmare Remake

Horror movie master WES CRAVEN is furious he was left out of the upcoming remake of NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and has vowed to boycott the new...

12th March 2009 7:01



Mandy Moore And Ryan Adams Tie The Knot

Musician Ryan Adams and singer/actress Mandy Moore have married less than a month after announcing their engagement.Thirty-four-year-old...

12th March 2009 9:39



Swayze Still 'Responding Well' To Cancer Treatment

Patrick Swayze has again denied reports that he is struggling in his battle with pancreatic cancer.The Dirty Dancing star was diagnosed with the...

12th March 2009 9:50



Michael Jackson London Shows Stretch Into 2010

Michael Jackson's residency at London's O2 Arena will now continue into 2010 after more dates were added to cater for huge demand. The Thriller star...

12th March 2009 10:23



Celebrity Chefs Criticised For 'Fatty' Dishes

Television chefs including Rick Stein, Gordon Ramsay and Nigella Lawson have been attacked for creating dishes high in saturated fat.A new report by...

12th March 2009 10:45



Akon 'Willing To Work With Brown'

AKON has claimed that he would be willing to work with CHRIS BROWN in the future.Brown has been mired in controversy since stories in the press...

12th March 2009 12:00



Barlow Admits To Brits Miming

GARY BARLOW has confessed that his band mimed when TAKE THAT performed at this year's Brit Awards.The hugely successful boyband were one of the most...

12th March 2009 12:00



Chris Brown Pulls Out Of Kids 'Choice Awards

Singer Chris Brown has withdrawn from the Kids' Choice awards ceremony after being charged with assault and making criminal threats against his...

12th March 2009 12:01



Madonna Ends Custody Battle

MADONNA and GUY RITCHIE have reached a deal in their custody battle - finalising an agreement which will see the couple's children living in America...

12th March 2009 12:10



Brown's Manager Denies Sparking Rihanna Row

CHRIS BROWN's manager has denied any involvement in the singer's recent altercation with girlfriend RIHANNA - insisting she was not the one who...

12th March 2009 12:10



Jackson Takes Comeback Shows Into 2010

MICHAEL JACKSON has bowed to pressure from fans and extended his comeback shows to a mammoth 45-date run - the star will be performing in London...

12th March 2009 12:10



Williams Joins Stars In Fight

Former TAKE THAT singer ROBBIE WILLIAMS was among a host of stars backing the launch of a lobby group aimed at fighting for the interests of...

12th March 2009 12:10



N.w.a. Rapper Sues Over Fergie Track

A former member of rap group N.W.A. has filed suit against the band's record label - accusing music bosses of holding back royalties after pop star...

12th March 2009 12:10



Fascinating Fact 6992

MADONNA lent her support to her pop pal BRITNEY SPEARS by turning out to see the star's Circus tour in Long Island, New York on Wednesday (11Mar09)...

12th March 2009 12:10



Doherty Vows To Stay Single

Rocker PETE DOHERTY has pledged to remain single - because he would hate to inflict his chaotic lifestyle on a potential lover. The Babyshambles...

12th March 2009 12:10



Theron Links Dad's Death To Her Success

CHARLIZE THERON has linked the violent death of her father to her successful acting career - because witnessing tragedy at a young age inspired her...

12th March 2009 12:10



Bronson Victim Speaks Out Over Film

A victim of violent British criminal CHARLES BRONSON has slammed moviemakers for producing a "distressing" new film about his life. Bronson -...

12th March 2009 12:10



Phoenix Gig Ends In Brawl

Actor-turned-rapper JOAQUIN PHOENIX had to be restrained by a security guard at a gig in Florida - after he launched himself at a heckler in the...

12th March 2009 12:10



The Things They Say 11600

"I created an easy and foolproof diet - two English muffins a day and water. It was (really) one English muffin, but I counted it as two... after...

12th March 2009 12:10



Hamm Portrays Lex Luthor In Online Comedy Skit

Actor JON HAMM has become the latest star to portray SUPERMAN baddie LEX LUTHOR. The Mad Men star has taken on the role of the bald villain, played...

12th March 2009 12:10



Hungarian Director Bacso Dies

Hungarian director and scriptwriter PETER BACSO has died at the age of 81. The moviemaker passed away on Wednesday (11Mar09). No details of the cause...

12th March 2009 12:10



Rourke Agrees Iron Man 2 Deal

MICKEY ROURKE is set for a starring role in the upcoming IRON MAN sequel - after the film's bosses finally agreed to the Oscar-nominee's pay...

12th March 2009 12:10



Hanks Pushed For Collaboration With Son

TOM HANKS was desperate to team up with his actor son COLIN for a new movie - after he saw a chance to play father and son onscreen. Colin Hanks was...

12th March 2009 12:10



Musicians Vote Against Download Penalties

Artists including RADIOHEAD, ROBBIE WILLIAMS and BLUR's DAVE ROWNTREE have voted against penalties for fans who illegally download their music. A...

12th March 2009 16:15



Doherty: 'I Sold Drugs To The Strokes'

British rocker PETE DOHERTY has confessed to selling drugs to members of U.S. band THE STROKES. The Babyshambles singer struck up a friendship with...

12th March 2009 16:15



Spears Taunts Press With Naughty Music Video

BRITNEY SPEARS taunts the media in her naughty new video IF U SEEK AMY, poking fun at the controversy surrounding the song's sexually suggestive...

12th March 2009 16:15



Bach Arrested For Dui

DAVID HASSELHOFF's ex-wife PAMELA BACH is facing a felony charge of driving under the influence (DUI) after she was arrested on Wednesday (11Mar09)...

12th March 2009 16:15



The Things They Say 11601

Anybody who says they dont is lying. KELLY CLARKSON urinates in the shower.

12th March 2009 16:15



Jazz Trumpeter Carr Dies

Jazz trumpeter IAN CARR has died at the age of 75. Carr, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, died on 25 February (09) in London after suffering...

12th March 2009 16:15



Gaga Compares Music To Sex

Dance sensation LADY GAGA has compared writing music to sex - insisting her next record will be the "ultimate creative orgasm". The Just Dance...

12th March 2009 16:15



Latin Impresario Mercado Dies

Latin music impresario RALPH MERCADO has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 67. Mercado, who managed Latin singers including Tito Puente and...

12th March 2009 16:15



The Things They Say 11602

"I have been obsessed with weather and weather patterns since I was a kid. If I hadnt been an actress I would have been a meteorologist." Actress...

12th March 2009 16:15



Bosworth Facing Jail For Dui Charges

Former American football star-turned-actor BRIAN BOSWORTH has been charged with two misdemeanours following his arrest for driving under the...

12th March 2009 16:15



The Hills Producers Sued For Property Damage

Producers behind MTV reality series THE HILLS have been hit with a lawsuit amid allegations a Beverly Hills mansion rented for filming was trashed...

12th March 2009 16:15



Witherspoon Eyes Action Role

Hollywood actress REESE WITHERSPOON wants to move her career in a different direction - she is hoping to land a part in an action movie. The...

12th March 2009 16:15



Johnson Awaits Broadway Musical Offer

Actor DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON is begging Broadway bosses to cast him in a musical - insisting his Samoan heritage means he'd be a natural on the...

12th March 2009 16:15



Comedian Marin Engaged

CHEECH & CHONG star CHEECH MARIN is engaged to marry classical pianist NATASHA RUBIN. The comedian, 62, proposed to his girlfriend of four-and-a-half...

12th March 2009 16:15



Bbc2 To Screen Acclaimed Drama The Wire

Critically lauded crime series The Wire is to be shown on BBC2, it has been confirmed.The Baltimore-set show, created by David Simon, is one of the...

12th March 2009 16:55



Idol Loses 3 Million Viewers, Still Wins

Fox's American Idol on Wednesday night may have captured 3 million fewer viewers than it did a year earlier -- but no other regular show on TV can...

12th March 2009 17:52



Idol Introduces "The Judges' Save"

In an apparent effort to shore up ratings, producers of American Idol on Wednesday unveiled a new element to the voting -- "the judges' save." As...

12th March 2009 17:52



Muppets Creators Tighten Belts

Although it failed to indicate whether it had put Cookie Monster on a diet, the nonprofit Sesame Workshop said Wednesday that it is tightening its...

12th March 2009 17:52



Cable Giant Comcast Now A Phone Giant, Too

In the space of less than four years, Comcast, the nation's largest cable TV company, has also become the third largest home phone service, behind...

12th March 2009 17:52



British Government Nixes Product Placements

Despite the fact that each of the U.K.'s top commercial broadcasters has reported sharp revenue declines -- with several reporting significant losses...

12th March 2009 18:03



Case And Trace May Go

CBS may be considering dropping two of its most successful "procedural" shows, Without a Trace and Cold Case , because they cost too much to produce,...

12th March 2009 18:03



Icahn To Battle Lions Gate

Never one to shrink from a proxy battle, Carl Icahn on Wednesday broke off talks with Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. after the company's board of...

12th March 2009 18:03



Watchmen Script Writer Calls For Fan Support

With several box-office analysts predicting that Watchmen will experience a steep revenue plunge at the box office this weekend, David Hayter, who...

12th March 2009 18:03



Ledger's Last Film Remains Unsold

Despite featuring Heath Ledger in his final performance, Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus , which now also features Johnny Depp,...

12th March 2009 18:13



Star Trek Trailer A Hit

The new Star Trek movie trailer was downloaded 5 million times from Apple's iTunes website in its first five days on the site -- 1.8 million times...

12th March 2009 18:13



Superheroes Held Back

Thor , the latest Marvel superhero to hit the screens, is being held back a year, Marvel Entertainment said today (Thursday). Originally scheduled...

12th March 2009 18:13



Mayer Dumps Aniston?

Rocker JOHN MAYER's on-off relationship with JENNIFER ANISTON is off again, according to reports. Mayer ended the romance last week (ends06Mar09)...

12th March 2009 19:20



The Things They Say 11603

"The thought of JAMES BLUNT gives me a migraine. James Blunt is bad for the environment that surrounds this part of my f**king head here." NOEL...

12th March 2009 19:20



Static Major's Family Want Privacy Law Exception

The family of late hip-hop producer STATIC MAJOR has requested a Kentucky judge lift a ban on hospital patient privacy to help solve the mystery...

12th March 2009 19:20



Cyrus Devotees Win Fan Club Battle

A thousand MILEY CYRUS fans have been compensated after they were duped into joining her fan club under false pretences. The devotees complained when...

12th March 2009 19:20



Miller Ordered To Remain In Jail

A Louisiana judge has doubled rapper COREY MILLER's bail and ordered him to remain behind bars until the April (09) start of his murder trial - after...

12th March 2009 19:20



Brown Granted Hearing Over Rihanna's Testimony

CHRIS BROWN has been granted a special court hearing later this month (Mar09) to discuss his girlfriend RIHANNA's account of their fight. Brown, 19,...

12th March 2009 19:20



Damon: 'Oscars Voters Aren't Always Right'

MATT DAMON insists the Oscars are no indication of whether films are good or not - even though he's a past winner. The Bourne Supremacy star picked...

12th March 2009 19:20



Hunt Sparks Engagement Rumours

HELEN HUNT has sparked rumours she's engaged to producer/director MATTHEW CARNAHAN - after she was photographed wearing a diamond sparkler on her...

12th March 2009 19:20



Hasselhoff Bailed Out Ex-wife After Dui Arrest

DAVID HASSELHOFF put aside his differences with ex-wife PAMELA BACH to bail her out of jail after her drink driving arrest on Wednesday...

12th March 2009 19:20



Lopez & Fonda Caught Up In Monster-in-law Lawsuit

JENNIFER LOPEZ and JANE FONDA have found themselves entangled in a lawsuit over their 2005 film MONSTER-IN-LAW amid allegations of copyright...

12th March 2009 19:20



Cannon Lands Job As Tv Network Director

Rapper/actor NICK CANNON's TV career has been given a big boost - he's been named chairman of Nickelodeon's new network TEENick. The husband of...

12th March 2009 19:20



Belle Fronts African Jewellery Campaign For Charity

Actress CAMILLA BELLE is lending her support to an African children's charity by becoming its spokesmodel. The 10,000 BC beauty is the new face of...

12th March 2009 19:20



Veteran Van Dyke Dazzles At Charity Gala

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG star DICK VAN DYKE rolled back the years to perform hits from the kids' classic at a charity bash in California on Monday...

12th March 2009 19:20



Caine Slams 'Rotten' London Estates

MICHAEL CAINE has launched a savage attack on education and planning bosses in the U.K. for turning working class housing estates into no-go...

12th March 2009 19:20



Barrymore Misses Out On Twilight Job

DREW BARRYMORE has missed out on the chance to make the third TWILIGHT movie - Spanish filmmaker JUAN ANTONIO BAYONA has been signed on to direct the...

12th March 2009 19:20



Brown/rihanna Duet Confirmed By Producer

CHRIS BROWN's producer pal POLOW DA DON has confirmed the R&B star recorded a new duet with girlfriend RIHANNA, just days after he was charged with...

12th March 2009 22:00



Fascinating Fact 6995

Gravel-voiced singer TOM WAITS plays the devil in what was HEATH LEDGER's final film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

12th March 2009 22:00



Fascinating Fact 6994

DEPECHE MODE have landed a two-night stint at one of the world's most famous venues, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The British trio will...

12th March 2009 22:00



Fascinating Fact 6993

PETER GABRIEL is rehearsing for upcoming dates in South America in a hangar on a Ghurka base in Wiltshire, England.

12th March 2009 22:00



Jonas Brothers To Launch Sportswear Line For Girls

The JONAS BROTHERS are to launch a budget sportswear clothing line for teenage girls. U.S. retailers will debut the Jonas collection, inspired by the...

12th March 2009 22:00



Reznor: 'My Fans Scare Me'

NINE INCH NAILS frontman TRENT REZNOR is terrified of his band's own fans - and often flees gigs in fear for his safety. The rocker appreciates the...

12th March 2009 22:00



Gallagher And Martin's Environmental Bust Up

Rock star pals NOEL GALLAGHER and CHRIS MARTIN are feuding over the OASIS star's refusal to be kind to the environment. The pair fell out during a...

12th March 2009 22:00



Bell To Dj At World-famous Gay Party

ERASURE star ANDY BELL has landed a DJ-ing gig at one of the world's biggest gay parties. The Sometimes singer will co-host the 20th anniversary of...

12th March 2009 22:00



Doherty Heading Back To 90210 For Finale

SHANNEN DOHERTY has confirmed she's heading back to TV drama 90210 for a fiery finale with TORI SPELLING and JENNIE GARTH. All three actresses were...

12th March 2009 22:00



Banks Lands Major Gay Honour

Former model-turned-talk show host TYRA BANKS and U.S. TV financial expert SUZE ORMAN are to be honoured at the 20th annual GLAAD Media Awards. Banks...

12th March 2009 22:00



Roberts To Play 'Cougar' Queen Gilbert In Uplifting New Movie

JULIA ROBERTS is chopping off her trademark long locks to play a real-life 'cougar' on the prowl for love. The Oscar winner has bought the rights to...

12th March 2009 22:00



Federer To Be A First Time Dad

Tennis superstar ROGER FEDERER has scored another grand slam - his girlfriend MIROSLAVA 'MIRKA' VAVRINEC is expecting the couple's first...

12th March 2009 22:00



Peta Bosses Eye Clooney-flavoured Food

Bosses at animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are sweating over a new idea to turn GEORGE CLOONEY's perspiration...

12th March 2009 22:00


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