22nd May 2009

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Morrissey Is Britain's Greatest Living Oddity, Expert Claims

A new academic study on Smiths singer Morrissey claims the singer deserves recognition for his "awkwardness".The Manchester music legend, who...

22nd May 2009 0:30



Competition Seeks Next Generation Of Film Critics

A nationwide search for the UK's biggest teen film fan has been launched ahead of the second annual Virgin Media Shorts competition.Virgin Media are...

22nd May 2009 0:31



Pirates Of The Caribbean: Nation's Favourite Family Films?

They might have received steadily worsening critical receptions, but Johnny Depp's three Pirates of the Caribbean films are among the top ten UK...

22nd May 2009 0:31



Green Day Slam Wal-mart Over Cd Ban

Rockers GREEN DAY have blasted U.S. supermarket chain Wal-Mart after retail bosses refused to carry an uncensored version of their chart-topping new...

22nd May 2009 1:32



Pop Plans To Push On With The Stooges

IGGY POP is considering reteaming with guitarist JAMES WILLIAMSON as THE STOOGES' potential replacement for late rocker RON ASHETON. Asheton, 60,...

22nd May 2009 1:32



Martin: 'Lawsuits Make Me Stronger'

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN has dismissed a plagiarism lawsuit the band is battling - insisting it drives him to write even better songs. The...

22nd May 2009 1:32



Seymour's Attacker Charged

The crazed fan who attacked SIMON COWELL's ex-girlfriend on Tuesday night (19May09) has been charged with misdemeanour battery and assault. Janice...

22nd May 2009 1:32



Happy Birthday, Morrissey

Heaven knows moody rock star MORRISSEY has nothing to be miserable about today - it's his 50th birthday! Born Steven Patrick Morrissey in Manchester,...

22nd May 2009 1:32



Cruise Considers Broadway Bow

KATIE HOLMES' stint on Broadway has inspired her husband TOM CRUISE to set his sights on the New York stage. Cruise was a regular visitor to the...

22nd May 2009 1:32



Fascinating Fact 7403

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has become the latest celebrity to be appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. The Def Jam co-founder's duties will...

22nd May 2009 1:32



Depeche Mode Win Europe Battle With Green Day

DEPECHE MODE have beaten GREEN DAY in the battle of the trios in Europe by claiming a fourth week at the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums...

22nd May 2009 1:32



Massive Attack Back With Massive World Tour Plans

Dance music duo MASSIVE ATTACK are planning to launch a 150-date 2009/2010 tour with shows in London. Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall will tour...

22nd May 2009 1:32



Eminem Sets His Sights On 2009 Sales Record

EMINEM's new release RELAPSE is on course to set a 2009 U.S. album chart sales record. Early sales estimates suggest the rapper will claim his fifth...

22nd May 2009 1:32



Parker's Sex Character Is Not Recession Proof

SARAH JESSICA PARKER's high-flying SEX & THE CITY character has been forced to cut back on her jet-setting party lifestyle - because the actress...

22nd May 2009 1:32



Mcgregor's Death Fears Prompted Him To Quit Smoking And Drinking

ANGELS & DEMONS star EWAN MCGREGOR's fears of an early death prompted him to give up drinking alcohol and smoking. The Scottish movie hunk quit...

22nd May 2009 1:32



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"Being Jewish, this is definitely for me like Kosher porn. It's something I fantasised about since I was a very young child." Moviemaker ELI ROTH on...

22nd May 2009 1:32



Fascinating Fact 7404

Oscar nominee TARAJI P. HENSON has stripped for a new InStyle magazine photoshoot. The actress bared all for the upcoming 'Sexy' issue and is...

22nd May 2009 1:32



Apatow Credits Martin For Teenage Comedy Boost

Funny filmmaker JUDD APATOW credits comedy great STEVE MARTIN with kickstarting his Hollywood career - after THE JERK star refused to sign an...

22nd May 2009 1:32



Foxx Considers Alley Romance

Oscar winner JAMIE FOXX has been tempted by former CHEERS star KIRSTIE ALLEY's offer of romance - because he likes big women. The actress recently...

22nd May 2009 1:32



Batman Bale Baffled By Bloodlust

CHRISTIAN BALE struggles to maintain his vegetarianism - because he is often struck with the strong compulsion to eat meat. The Batman star turned...

22nd May 2009 1:32



Stars Sparkle In Chopard At Cannes

Jewellers Chopard lit up the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday night (21May09) by raining millions of dollars worth of gems on stars like Oscar winner...

22nd May 2009 1:32



Fascinating Fact 7405

"I'm a man who's been arrested twice in England in the last year for attacking paparazzi; if I was facing anything like what she has there would be...

22nd May 2009 1:32



Cerys Matthews To Duet With Manics

Cerys Matthews is to duet with the Manic Street Preachers.The Catatonia singer and the 'Design For Life' rockers are planning to meet in a studio in...

22nd May 2009 4:45



Arctic Monkeys Make Black Album

Arctic Monkeys' new album will sound like Black Sabbath.The 'Brianstorm' hitmakers have revealed their eagerly-anticipated third musical offering...

22nd May 2009 4:45



Oasis It's Good To Be Free

Oasis are to play a free show in London this summer.The band will perform an intimate concert at the London Roundhouse on July 21 as part of the...

22nd May 2009 4:45



Gene Simmons 'Thrusts' At Fan

Gene Simmons "thrusted" at a female fan after performing on 'American Idol'.The Kiss bassist took to the stage during the final of the US TV talent...

22nd May 2009 4:45



Graham Coxon Bans Blur Questions

Graham Coxon has blasted Blur fans.The 40-year-old guitarist - who is set to reunite with the band for a series of shows this summer - has banned his...

22nd May 2009 4:45



Josh Lucas' Cell Phone Split

Josh Lucas once dumped a girlfriend by text message.The 'Death in Love' star - who has been dating 'State of Play' actress Rachel McAdams since...

22nd May 2009 4:45



Sophie Ellis-bextor's Mucky Make-up

Sophie Ellis-Bextor attended the Ivor Novello awards in day-old make-up.The 30-year-old singer - who was accompanied to Thursday's ceremony...

22nd May 2009 7:00



Grieving Weller Turns Down Award

PAUL WELLER refused to accept a lifetime achievement award at the U.K.'s Ivor Novello Awards because he is still mourning the loss of his father. The...

22nd May 2009 8:05



T.i. Requests Jail Delay

Rap superstar T.I. has reportedly asked a judge to push back his upcoming jail sentence - so he can secure a cell in a minimum-security prison near...

22nd May 2009 8:05



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"LILY ALLEN is fantastic. She's one of those people who is so cool that whenever I meet her I feel like I'm back at school and none of the girls...

22nd May 2009 8:05



Black Eyed Peas Still On Top Of U.s. Charts

The BLACK EYED PEAS have scored a seventh week at the top of the U.S. pop charts with their punchy BOOM BOOM POW. The group keeps Lady GaGa's Poker...

22nd May 2009 8:05



Kiss Make A Winner Of Idol Loser

Rock star ADAM LAMBERT has been offered his first tour a day after losing AMERICAN IDOL to fellow finalist KRIS ALLEN - GENE SIMMONS has invited him...

22nd May 2009 8:05



Winehouse & Duffy Wanted For Bond Tune

AMY WINEHOUSE and DUFFY may soon be battling it out for a licence to thrill - after both soul singers were tipped by a BOND movie boss to record the...

22nd May 2009 8:05



Mccartney's Home Removed From Google Map

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has demanded photos of his London mansion be removed from Google's online Street Map feature. The star was concerned for his...

22nd May 2009 8:05



Falco: 'Thank God I Was Sober For Cancer Battle'

Former THE SOPRANOS star EDIE FALCO credits clean living for helping her beat breast cancer in 2003. The actress has confessed she once struggled...

22nd May 2009 8:05



Baldwin Facing Ban From Philippines

ALEC BALDWIN has been banned from entering the Philippines - just one day after the actor publicly apologised for joking about sex trafficking in the...

22nd May 2009 8:05



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"We've rehearsed about 40 songs so we're having to take it down to around 20 or we'll be on stage for four hours." DAMON ALBARN warns fans to...

22nd May 2009 8:05



Fascinating Fact 7406

Nineties boyband LFO is reuniting for one night in July (09) to perform at the Highline Ballroom in New York.

22nd May 2009 8:05



Hilton Loses Cell Phone

PARIS HILTON is frantically searching for her BlackBerry phone after misplacing it during her trip to France. The socialite, currently in the French...

22nd May 2009 8:05



Jackman's Mean Prank On Co-star

LYNN COLLINS is wary of working with HUGH JACKMAN after he played a saucy prank on the set of X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE. Aussie actor Jackman was...

22nd May 2009 8:05



Weisz And Aronofsky's Jetset Relationship

THE MUMMY star RACHEL WEISZ ensures her relationship with DARREN ARONOFSKY thrives all year round by only accepting acting jobs close to where her...

22nd May 2009 8:05



Pattinson's Costly Kiss

ROBERT PATTINSON has learned his lips are worth a staggering $20,000 (£13,333) - after a kiss with the actor was auctioned off at a charity event on...

22nd May 2009 8:05



The Things They Say 12335

"If I could only find a boyfriend for whom I could buy a can of food and clean up after on the street, I'd be set." Actress EDIE FALCO prefers dogs...

22nd May 2009 8:05



Fascinating Fact 7407

Actor GEORGE HAMILTON is recovering from surgery after having his right kneecap replaced. The 69-year-old star injured his knee while on Broadway in...

22nd May 2009 8:05



Michael Jackson Waiting For Cancer Ok

Michael Jackson must wait a week to find out if he needs radiation therapy to treat his alleged skin cancer.The 'Thriller' singer reportedly had...

22nd May 2009 9:59



Elbow Pick Up Two Ivor Novello Awards

Elbow have followed up their recent Mercury Music Prize with two Ivor Novello awards.The indie band won the award for best song musically and...

22nd May 2009 9:59



Peter Andre Discusses Divorce

Peter Andre met with lawyers to discuss a divorce from Katie Price yesterday (21.05.09).The singer's legal team reportedly advised him to request...

22nd May 2009 10:03



Sean Penn Stops Split Again

Sean Penn is no longer divorcing wife Robyn Wright Penn.The 'Milk' actor - who filed for separation from Robyn last month, after 13 years of marriage...

22nd May 2009 10:06



Ewan Mcgregor Quit Partying To Live

Ewan McGregor feared his partying lifestyle would kill him.The 'Angels and Demons' star - who gave up alcohol in 2000 - embarked on a healthier way...

22nd May 2009 10:10



Sophie Ellis-bextor Wants Successful Love

Sophie Ellis-Bextor wouldn't date an unsuccessful man.The 'Murder on the Dancefloor' singer, who is married to The Feeling star Richard Jones,...

22nd May 2009 10:14



Duffy To Record Bond Song

Duffy is set to sing the next James Bond theme.Work has already started on the follow-up to 'Quantum of Solace' - starring Daniel Craig as the...

22nd May 2009 10:17



Guy Garvey's Scooby Dream

Guy Garvey wants to be a cartoon villain.The Elbow frontman would love to star in children's animated series 'Scooby Doo' - which features a group of...

22nd May 2009 10:19



Terri Seymour Attacker Pleads Not Guilty

The woman accused of attacking Terri Seymour has pleaded not guilty to charges.Janice Thibodeaux was charged with misdemeanour battery and assault...

22nd May 2009 12:09



Edie Falco's Barking Babies

Edie Falco's dog inspired her to adopt.The former 'Sopranos' star - who raises four-year-old adopted son Anderson and adopted daughter Macy, one,...

22nd May 2009 12:10



Brooke Shields' Independent Kids

Brooke Shields says her daughters are "lazy little children".The actress doesn't believe six-year-old Rowan Francis and Grier Hammond, three, will...

22nd May 2009 12:11



Beyonce Knew Kanye Would Be Perfect For Ego Remix

R&B superstar BEYONCE KNOWLES knew exactly who to turn to for the remix of her new single EGO - narcissistic rapper KANYE WEST. The Stronger hitmaker...

22nd May 2009 12:15



West Praises Paparazzo

KANYE WEST has heaped praise on the talents of a paparazzo who recently snapped RIHANNA - just days after pleading not guilty to attacking a...

22nd May 2009 12:15



Fan Gave Cole A Kidney

NATALIE COLE has an anonymous fan to thank for her recent kidney transplant - the unnamed donor provided the vital organ after the singer detailed...

22nd May 2009 12:15



Swift Leads Bmi Pop Awards

Country singer TAYLOR SWIFT has been rewarded for her songwriting skills - she took the top honours at the Broadcast Music Inc Annual Pop Awards in...

22nd May 2009 12:15



Wood Is A Grandfather

ROLLING STONES star RONNIE WOOD has become a grandfather again - his daughter LEAH has given birth to a baby girl. Leah and her husband, British TV...

22nd May 2009 12:15



Cole's Sister Dies

NATALIE COLE's joy at receiving a new kidney has been marred by tragedy - her adopted sister died as the star prepared for the life-saving transplant...

22nd May 2009 12:15



Pitt Slams Jolie Split Rumours

BRAD PITT has dismissed rumours he's heading for a split with partner ANGELINA JOLIE, insisting he's the "happiest" he's ever been. The Hollywood...

22nd May 2009 12:15



De Niro Is A Grandpa

Veteran actor ROBERT DE NIRO is celebrating after becoming a grandfather - his son has welcomed a baby boy. Raphael De Niro's wife Claudine DeMatos...

22nd May 2009 12:15



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"I knew she was going to be famous but I always thought Robyn (Rihanna) was going to be a model or something. She is gorgeous." RIHANNA's childhood...

22nd May 2009 12:15



Cocker Campaigns Against New London Building

Former PULP frontman JARVIS COCKER is protesting against the building of a new office complex near his east London apartment. The rocker is desperate...

22nd May 2009 12:15



Kasabian Star Delighted With Dawson Duet

KASABIAN guitarist SERGE PIZZORNO counts himself a very lucky rock star after recording a collaboration with SIN CITY actress ROSARIO DAWSON for the...

22nd May 2009 12:15



Morgan Slams Starr Over Autograph Row

PIERS MORGAN has branded RINGO STARR "disgusting and selfish" amid reports the BEATLES legend snubbed an autograph-hunting pensioner. The drummer is...

22nd May 2009 12:15



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"I just think people are tired of Harvey Keitel's penis or Peter Sarsgaard's penis - there are certain people, the penis guys, they're comfortable...

22nd May 2009 12:15



Stiller: 'Kiddie Character Is Not Racist'

BEN STILLER has fallen victim to the subtle language differences between Britain and America - after he was accused of entertaining his kids with...

22nd May 2009 12:15



Batman Bale Caught Snoozing

BATMAN star CHRISTIAN BALE ruined his first ever scene as the caped superhero by falling asleep on set. The British actor claims he never suffers...

22nd May 2009 12:15



Mcelhone's Tribute To Late Husband

British actress NATASCHA MCELHONE has paid tribute to her late husband with a memorial service exactly a year after he died of a heart attack. The...

22nd May 2009 12:15



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"I'm here because of the way I look. I mean, I was cast as Helen of Troy. You sound like an a** when you moan about your looks. It opens a lot of...

22nd May 2009 12:15



Plagiarism Claims 'Inspire Chris Martin'

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN has revealed that he finds being sued inspiring.The musician, whose hits include FIX YOU and SPEED OF SOUND , said...

22nd May 2009 12:32



Mariah Carey Auctioning Dress

Mariah Carey is selling a dress on eBay.The 'Hero' singer has put a hot pink, fishtailed asymmetric frock onto the auction website to raise money for...

22nd May 2009 13:05



Jay-z Confirms Def Jam Departure

Rap mogul JAY-Z has confirmed reports he's parted ways with longtime label Def Jam Records, branding his time with the company as "a unique and...

22nd May 2009 16:15



Fascinating Fact 7408

A LED ZEPPELIN fan has spent $30,000 (£20,000) on an amp used by guitarist JIMMY PAGE during the band's heyday. The mystery bidder bought the...

22nd May 2009 16:15



Lil Wayne's Rebirth Stalled For Third Time

Rap superstar LIL WAYNE has suffered another knock in his attempt to launch himself as a rocker - his experimental album REBIRTH has been delayed yet...

22nd May 2009 16:15



Mayweather Sued Over Rap Dispute

Boxing champion-turned-record executive FLOYD MAYWEATHER, JR. has been targeted in a lawsuit by bosses of a New York management company, accusing him...

22nd May 2009 16:15



Keith Remembers Pal Tisdale At Memorial Service

Country singer TOBY KEITH led the tributes to basketball great and jazz musician WAYMAN TISDALE on Thursday (21May09) as thousands of mourners turned...

22nd May 2009 16:15



Green Day Fans Take Over Central Park For Free Concert

Punk rockers GREEN DAY sent thousands of screaming fans flocking to New York's Central Park on Friday (22May09), when they played a free concert live...

22nd May 2009 16:15



Fascinating Fact 7409

TV talent show AMERICAN IDOL had U.S. viewers gripped on Wednesday night (20May09) - more than 28.8 million people tuned in to see college student...

22nd May 2009 16:15



False Alarm Over Playboy Mansion Gunfire Reports

HUGH HEFNER received an unexpected visit from Los Angeles police on Thursday (21May09) after authorities received reports of gunshots at the Playboy...

22nd May 2009 16:15



Dad's Tribute To Gordon

The father of British actress LUCY GORDON has paid tribute to his tragic daughter after her suicide at an apartment in Paris, France on Wednesday...

22nd May 2009 16:15



Stone Wells Up During Richardson Tribute

Hollywood star SHARON STONE fought back tears as she paid tribute to her late friend and "angel" NATASHA RICHARDSON on Thursday (21May09) at a...

22nd May 2009 16:15



Rossellini Tortured The Paparazzi

Actress/model ISABELLA ROSSELLINI spent her childhood "torturing" the paparazzi who camped outside her family home in Italy. The 56-year-old star is...

22nd May 2009 16:15



Mccord's Flu Fight Scares Network Executives

90210 actress ANNALYNNE MCCORD is so ill with flu she arrived at a recent showbiz event close to collapse - and spent the evening curled up in a...

22nd May 2009 16:15



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"My daughter from Africa is beautiful. We're so lucky to have her and to have children from around the world. They're all fantastic and we would...

22nd May 2009 16:15



The Things They Say 12340

"Of course, co-starring with MERYL STREEP was a little different this time. Thank goodness I had done DOUBT first. Can you imagine? You get the...

22nd May 2009 16:15



Fascinating Fact 7410

Socialite KIM KARDASHIAN got down to work on Thursday (21May09) when she picked up a paintbrush to help cover up graffiti sprayed on the front of...

22nd May 2009 16:15



Jonathan Ross Radio 2 Show No Longer Live

Jonathan Ross' Radio 2 show will be recorded 24 hours in advance so producers can edit out any offensive material.Confirming the move on Friday, the...

22nd May 2009 16:30



Cantona To Show His Moves In New Film

Footballer-turned-actor ERIC CANTONA has been signed up to star in French film MOVES.Directed by HERVE P GUSTAVE also known as HPG, the film sees the...

22nd May 2009 16:41



Analysts Engage In Idol Speculation

Ratings analysts on Thursday were trying to figure out what the 9-percent drop in viewers (to 28.8 million viewers from 32 million a year ago) for...

22nd May 2009 18:34



Cbs On Top; Its Stock Is Not

CBS was able to boast Thursday that it was the most-watched network for the 2009-2009 season, that it was the only one to increase its audience, and...

22nd May 2009 18:34



Tv Stations To Pool Coverage In D.c.

Washington D.C. is the latest city to create a pool service among several of its stations to cover scheduled events like news conferences and...

22nd May 2009 18:34



Hulu To Stream Live Concert

In what is regarded in some quarters as a preview of things to come -- when the Internet becomes a major video competitor of cable and satellite TV...

22nd May 2009 18:34



Terminator Salvation 'S Midnight Take $3 Million

Terminator came back to theaters with a vengeance Thursday night, with Warner Bros. reporting that it took in $3 million during midnight screenings....

22nd May 2009 18:45



So You Think You Can Dance Trots Again For Fox

Fox returned So You Think You Can Dance to its schedule for the summer (another SYTYCD series is due to air in the fall), and it appeared to have...

22nd May 2009 18:45



Movie Reviews Night At The Museum Battle Of The Smithsonian

The first blockbusters of the season may be selling a lot of tickets, but with the arguable exception of Star Trek , they are not faring well with...

22nd May 2009 18:45



Family Feud May Halt Mlk Movie

DreamWorks indicated on Thursday that it will not proceed with plans to produce a film about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. unless his three...

22nd May 2009 18:45



Movie Reviews The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus

Terry Gilliam has come a long way since the late '60s, when he admittedly became one of the original copyright infringers by cutting out photos and...

22nd May 2009 18:55



How To Make A Movie When A Star Dies In Mid-production

At a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival following today's (Friday) screening of The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus , director Terry Gilliam...

22nd May 2009 18:55



American Jewish Congress Decries Festival Decision

The American Jewish Congress is not satisfied with the outcome of the dispute between the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) and director...

22nd May 2009 18:55



Winehouse Pulls London Comeback Gig

Troubled singer AMY WINEHOUSE has scrapped her upcoming comeback concert in London, just days after she was admitted to hospital in St. Lucia. The...

22nd May 2009 19:10



Reznor Raises Thousands For Heart Transplant Man With Nine Inch Nails Incentives

NINE INCH NAILS frontman TRENT REZNOR has helped to raise more than $260,000 (£173,330) to fund a dying man's need for a heart transplant after...

22nd May 2009 19:10



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"I get it touched up by a barber every three days." Sexy R&B star CASSIE on how she maintains her punky new half-shaved hairdo.

22nd May 2009 19:10



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"I'm a little spoiled. I like getting what I want but it's not my fault. I was an only child for about eight years. So when I grew up it's like,...

22nd May 2009 19:10



Sullivan's Embarrassing Onstage Slip Up

Soul singer JAZMINE SULLIVAN was left red-faced at a recent concert in California when she slipped up onstage and landed on her backside halfway...

22nd May 2009 19:10



Usher Becomes Atlanta Arts Centre Boardmember

R&B superstar USHER will shape the programming at a leading performing arts centre in his native Atlanta, Georgia after joining the board of...

22nd May 2009 19:10



New Edition Songwriter Pleads Not Guilty To First-degree Murder

A songwriter for R&B group NEW EDITION has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 21-year-old American university...

22nd May 2009 19:10



Biel Regrets Dropping Out Of College

JESSICA BIEL regrets dropping out of college to pursue an acting career, and would ditch her Hollywood dreams if she could start over. Biel, 27,...

22nd May 2009 19:10



Wolverine To Land In Mexico City Next Week

HUGH JACKMAN will take his WOLVERINE movie to Mexico City on 26 May (09) after cancelling the film's original premiere date because of the outbreak...

22nd May 2009 19:10



Police Open Investigation In Gordon Suicide

French police have opened an investigation into the suicide of actress LUCY GORDON. The British actress - who appeared in movies including Spider-Man...

22nd May 2009 19:10



Grazer Ends 11-Year Marriage

Hollywood filmmaker BRIAN GRAZER has officially ended his 11-year marriage to his third wife. The 57 year old and ex-wife Gigi Levangie - who signed...

22nd May 2009 19:10



Ledger's Last Film Not A Big Hit Among Critics

HEATH LEDGER's final film has been given a lukewarm reception at the Cannes Film Festival - and many critics were shocked to see his character...

22nd May 2009 19:10



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"I once asked him if he'd ever studied. 'No, I've never studied Jim, I do what I have to do,' Joaquin replied. Then one day I noticed he had his...

22nd May 2009 19:10



The Things They Say 12343

"You can tell I'm nervous... I'm moving in my fear already." Actress JESSICA BIEL is anxiously awaiting her one-off song and dance performance of...

22nd May 2009 19:10


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