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Ifans Moved By Praise Of His Cook Role

29th November 2004

NOTTING HILL star RHYS IFANS was deeply moved to receive a letter from the late PETER COOK's last wife - praising his portrayal of the comedian. LIN COOK sent Ifans a letter of...

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Moore's Oscar Ban Concerns

23rd November 2004

Documentary-maker MICHAEL MOORE fears he'll be banned from attending future ACADEMY AWARDS after launching into a GEORGE W BUSH-bashing rant at last year's (03) ceremony. The controversial director shocked the Los Angeles audience when...

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Composer Colombier Dies

18th November 2004

French composer MICHEL COLOMBIER, who co-scored PRINCE's PURPLE RAIN movie, has died at his home in California after losing his battle with cancer. Colombier, 65, made his name in his native France, collaborating with...

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Johansson And Leto Make It Official

17th November 2004

SCARLETT JOHANSSON and JARED LETO have finally proved their alleged romance is for real by smooching for photographers in Los Angeles. The stunning actress, 19, has been photographed kissing the REQUIEM FOR A DREAM...

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Bjork: 'I'm Shy'

12th November 2004

Icelandic singer BJORK hates the amount of touring needed to promote an album, instead wishing she could perform just one concert every fortnight. Despite wearing a swan costume to the 2001 OSCARS, Bjork claims...

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Streep: 'The Public Should Be Sick Of Me'

5th November 2004

Veteran actress MERYL STREEP is "astonished" she is still making movies after 30 years in the business, because she believes the public tire of celebrities all too quickly. The 55-year-old has been nominated for...

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Ocean's Twelve Treat For Jet-setting Stars

22nd October 2004

The stars of OCEAN'S TWELVE are set for the ultimate pampering experience as they trek around the globe promoting the sequel - their private jet will feature bedrooms, the finest champagne and a masseuse....

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Chris Rock To Host The Oscars

15th October 2004

Acclaimed comedian CHRIS ROCK is gearing up for his most high-profile stand-up date of his career - as host of the ACADEMY AWARDS. Rock, 39, star of stand-up comedy specials BIGGER + BLACKER and...

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Fatboy Slams 'Boring' Oscar Party

8th October 2004

Dance supremo FATBOY SLIM has named performing at the 2001 VANITY FAIR OSCAR bash his most boring gig. The PRAISE YOU star and radio presenter wife ZOE BALL travelled to Hollywood to provide the...

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Alexander Not 'Too Gay'

4th October 2004

Hollywood bosses have slammed reports the release of historical epic ALEXANDER has been delayed because the movie is "too gay". Reports last week suggested WARNER BROS had put back the film's early September (04)...

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Brosnan's Oscars Embarrassment

29th September 2004

PIERCE BROSNAN's first OSCARS almost became a costly affair when his wife-to-be KEELY SHAYE-SMITH lost a $1 million (GBP555,500) earring. The Irish movie star has since been reluctant to attend awards ceremonies with his...

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Bening: Early Tip For Oscar

20th September 2004

Actress ANNETTE BENING will win her first ACADEMY AWARD for her role in new movie BEING JULIA, according to critics. The star, who has twice been nominated for OSCARS in the past, has been...

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Paltrow Buys Up Home In Honeymoon Hotspot

16th September 2004

GWYNETH PALTROW can't stay away from the exclusive Mexican resort where she honeymooned with husband CHRIS MARTIN in December (03) - so she's bought a condominium there. The actress and Martin returned to the...

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Fuqua's Fight For Black Knights

15th September 2004

Director ANTOINE FUQUA fought with studio bosses on the set of his latest movie KING ARTHUR, because he wanted to include black knights. But, even though he was backed by Hollywood mogul JERRY BRUCKEIMER,...

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Kidman's Loneliness Prompts Retirement Fantasy

15th September 2004

OSCAR-winning actress NICOLE KIDMAN fantasises about retiring because her Hollywood lifestyle has left her lonely and depressed. The MOULIN ROUGE star complains she often sits alone after glamorous awards ceremonies and premieres desperate for...

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Bjork's Oscar Swan Dress Was A Joke

24th August 2004

Singer BJORK insists the infamous swan dress she wore to the OSCARS in 2001 was meant as a joke. The Icelandic star, whose track I'VE SEEN IT ALL from movie DANCER IN THE DARK...

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Lawrence Of Arabia Tops British Film Poll

16th August 2004

The panoramic epic LAWRENCE OF ARABIA has been crowned the best British film of all time. The 1962 cinematic biography of the enigmatic T E LAWRENCE - played by PETER O'TOOLE - won...

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Morton Snubs Hollywood's Unfair Pay

12th August 2004

MINORITY REPORT star SAMANTHA MORTON snubs Hollywood blockbusters in favour of low-budget films in protest at actresses' "second-rate" pay-packets. The British actress - renowned for her tempestuous behaviour - was disgusted at the differences...

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Music Icon Raksin Dies

10th August 2004

Hollywood music icon DAVID RAKSIN died of heart failure at his Van Nuys, California home on Monday (09AUG04). He was 92. The LAURA composer began his professional career in 1930s, working as an arranger...

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Benet's Other Woman Speaks Out

6th August 2004

The woman at the centre of HALLE BERRY's marriage meltdown has spoken out for the first time about her affair with ERIC BENET, insisting the stars' union was doomed from day one. Singer JULIA...

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Fahrenheit 9/11 Is Still Eligible For Oscars

4th August 2004

Controversial documentary FAHRENHEIT 9/11 will be eligible for next year's (05) ACADEMY AWARDS, after a pirate version screened in Cuba was ruled "not authorised". According to OSCAR rules, documentary films are disqualified from the...

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Aiken Performs For Teachers

2nd August 2004

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN took time out of his first solo tour last week (ends30JUL04) to pay special tribute to a select group of teachers. Aiken sang his rendition of BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED...

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Krauss Donates Oscar Dresses To Charity

26th July 2004

Country star ALISON KRAUSS has donated the two dresses she wore to this year's (FEB04) OSCARS to a charity auction. The singer, who wore one of the dresses on the red carpet and...

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Cameron Gets Titanic Research Honour

21st July 2004

OSCAR-winning director JAMES CAMERON picked up an honorary degree at Britain's UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON on Tuesday (20JUL04), for his contribution to marine science and maritime archaeology. The TERMINATOR film-maker won an incredible 11 ACADEMY...

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Woody Allen: 'I'm Always Disappointed With My Movies'

19th July 2004

Movie veteran WOODY ALLEN burnt the negatives of his latest film ANYTHING ELSE starring CHRISTINA RICCI and JASON BIGGS. Although Allen, 69, has been nominated for 20 OSCARS during his career which has spanned...

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Redford Wants To Work With Newman Again

4th July 2004

Legendary screen double act ROBERT REDFORD and PAUL NEWMAN want to appear together in one last film. Redford talks to Newman "all the time" about recreating their screen magic - after having last starred...

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Marlon Brando Dead At 80

2nd July 2004

Movie legend MARLON BRANDO has died, aged 80. The OSCAR-winning actor was reportedly $20 million (GBP11.1 million) in debt and living as a recluse when he passed away last night (01JUL04) on his private...

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Brando '$20 Million In Debt' According To Book

29th June 2004

Screen legend MARLON BRANDO owes nearly $20 million (GBP11 million) and has hidden his two ACADEMY AWARDS from debt-collectors - according to a new book about the actor. BRANDO IN TWILIGHT by PATRICIA RUIZ...

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Rivers Girls Switch Networks

23rd June 2004

Comedienne JOAN RIVERS and her daughter MELISSA have quit America's cable TV network E! to join rival company TV GUIDE, after being offered a three-year deal worth a staggering $20 million (GBP11.1 million). The...

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Mckellen Enters Realm Of Reality Tv

22nd June 2004

British actor SIR IAN McKELLEN can finally relax after allowing cameras to follow him for the past year (03-04) for his "reality TV debut". The LORD OF THE RINGS actor, 65, has allowed a...

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