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Castle-hughes' Crush On Bloom And Depp

15th February 2004

OSCAR-nominated teen actress KEISHA CASTLE-HUGHES has a huge crush on screen heart-throbs ORLANDO BLOOM and JOHNNY DEPP. The 13-year-old New Zealand native, who has been nominated for a Best Actress ACADEMY AWARD for her...

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Petrified Cruz To Pull Out Of Oscars?

13th February 2004

Spanish siren PENELOPE CRUZ is so frightened of walking the red carpet at this year's OSCARS (04) she's considering pulling out of the glitzy ceremony altogether. The GOTHIKA actress, 29 - who is dating...

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Myers Staggered To Meet Old Pal Furnish

12th February 2004

MIKE MYERS was stunned when he realised he went to school with SIR ELTON JOHN's "wife" DAVID FURNISH. The pair went to school together in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, and Myers had no idea his...

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Lord Of The Rings Snubbed By London Movie Critics

12th February 2004

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING may be hotly tipped to sweep the board at this year's (04) OSCARS, but the movie failed to scoop a single award at the London...

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Daldry: 'Kidman Should Be Oscar Nominated'

11th February 2004

Directors STEPHEN DALDRY has hit out at OSCARS judges, for not nominating NICOLE KIDMAN at this year's (04) awards ceremony. Kidman picked up the Best Actress prize for her role in Daldry's THE HOURS...

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Oscar Nominees Told To Keep The Speeches Shot

10th February 2004

This year's OSCAR nominees (04) have been instructed to keep their speeches short on the big night, during a glitzy Los Angeles luncheon with the producer JOE ROTH. The AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS director was joined...

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Peter Jackson Wins Top Directors Guild Award

9th February 2004

Film-maker PETER JACKSON has scooped the top DIRECTORS GUILD AWARD (DGA) for his LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, boosting his hopes of an OSCAR win. Although Jackson is the first director ever to be...

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Jackson's Friendship With Teen Star

6th February 2004

Troubled singer MICHAEL JACKSON struck up a friendship with teen star ANTON GLANZELIUS after watching the young actor appear in MY LIFE AS A DOG - a movie he became obsessed with. The singer,...

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Jackson Unhappy With Rings Trilogy

5th February 2004

Director PETER JACKSON may have won a host of awards and countless good reviews for his LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy - but he still isn't satisfied with the end result. The final installment...

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Jackson Stunt Leading To Oscar Censorship?

4th February 2004

TV bosses are threatening to screen this year's (04) ACADEMY AWARDS with an audio and visual delay - in a bid to avoid any further controversy following JANET JACKSON's SUPER BOWL performance. Executives at...

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Crowe Injured Again

1st February 2004

New dad RUSSELL CROWE's shoulder injury has come back to haunt him on the set of boxing movie CINDERELLA MAN - he has closed the film down after dislocating it again. The actor suffered...

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Love Actually Star Plays Transsexual Lady Di

29th January 2004

LOVE ACTUALLY heart-throb RODRIGO SANTORO is playing a transsexual in his next movie. The Brazilian actor, who romanced LAURA LINNEY's character in the hit RICHARD CURTIS comedy, plays an imprisoned gender bender in CARANDIRU....

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Amy Smart Rejected Brad Pitt

29th January 2004

Actress AMY SMART often wonders what would have been in her love life, after she turned down the opportunity to date BRAD PITT. The 27-year-old beauty, who stars alongside ASHTON KUTCHER in new movie...

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Penn To Attend First Oscars

28th January 2004

Actor SEAN PENN will attend the ACADEMY AWARDS for the first time ever this year (04) - to support his film MYSTIC RIVER. Penn, who shunned Sunday's (25JAN04) GOLDEN GLOBE awards in favour of...

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Castle-hughes To Drop Movies For Teaching

28th January 2004

Actress KEISHA CASTLE-HUGHES plans to ditch acting to become a teacher, despite becoming the youngest Best Actress nominee in OSCARS history yesterday (27JAN04). The 13-year-old New Zealander, a devout Morman, impressed ACADEMY AWARD voters...

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Nemo Hits $500 Million Mark

28th January 2004

DISNEY comedy FINDING NEMO has taken $500 million (GBP276 million) in ticket sales - becoming only the tenth film ever to surpass the huge sales target. The fish-themed comedy is the first animation to...

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Oscar Votes As Abundant As Ever

20th January 2004

Despite fears the early votes deadline for the OSCARS would cause problems, organisers have confirmed the number of nominations received by Saturday (17JAN04) is consistent with previous years. The ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS...

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Baez Dedicates Album For Fellow Liberal Moore

19th January 2004

Folk legend JOAN BAEZ has dedicated her new album to fellow liberal campaigner MICHAEL MOORE. The singing sensation struck a chord with liberal and democrats in the 1960s with her political stance, which she...

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Rings Sequel Scoops Top Prize At Guild Of America Awards

18th January 2004

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING's chances of winning big at this year's (04) OSCARS have been dealt a timely boost - the sequel has picked up the Best Film gong...

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Wood Prays For Jackson Oscar Honours

14th January 2004

ELIJAH WOOD is willing to miss out at next month's (FEB03) ACADEMY AWARDS for his role in LORD OF THE RINGS, as long as director PETER JACKSON gets a gong. For two years running,...

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Lost In Translation Is A Dga Favourite

7th January 2004

BILL MURRAY's quirky comedy LOST IN TRANSLATION has been given a huge OSCARS boost - it's the favourite to win a DIRECTORS GUILD AWARD next month (FEB04). Director SOFIA COPPOLA will challenge GARY ROSS...

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Paris Fires Back At Angry Jewellers

5th January 2004

PARIS HILTON is firing back at a New York jeweller who's suing the socialite over a lost bracelet, claiming the item was faulty. Hilton borrowed the expensive item from KWIAT INC and planned to...

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Russell Crowe Holds Onto Baby Son

23rd December 2003

Hollywood actor RUSSELL CROWE is so overwhelmed at becoming a father for the first time, he won't let anybody else hold his baby son. The GLADIATOR star's wife DANIELLE SPENCER gave birth to CHARLES...

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Colin Farrell's Oscar Smoke Plan

23rd December 2003

Movie actor COLIN FARRELL has made a new friend in actress BRENDA FRICKER, after helping her find a place to smoke at the OSCARS earlier this year (03). The INTERMISSION star showed fellow Irish...

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Matrix Sequels Passed Over For Oscars

22nd December 2003

Both MATRIX RELOADED and MATRIX REVOLUTIONS have been passed over for the Best Visual Effects ACADEMY AWARD at next year's OSCARS. The original Matrix, which won the Oscar in 1999, revolutionised film special effects...

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Hopkins Slams The Oscars

22nd December 2003

Welsh actor SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS has attacked the ACADEMY AWARDS, accusing those involved with the prestigious ceremony of "taking themselves too seriously". Hopkins, who won an OSCAR for his 1991 movie SILENCE OF THE...

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Roberts Urges Moder Into The Limelight

19th December 2003

Actress JULIA ROBERTS is desperate for husband DANNY MODER to overcome his fear of the paparazzi - so he can walk her down the red carpet at next year's (04) OSCARS. Movie cameraman Moder...

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Return Of The King Voted Top Film By Nyc Critics

16th December 2003

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING has been voted the best film of 2003 by the influential NEW YORK FILM CRITICS' CIRCLE. The selection has surprised many, as the critical...

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