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Elia Kazan Dies

29th September 2003

Pioneering director ELIA KAZAN has died at the age of 94. The OSCAR-winning moviemaker, most famed for ON THE WATERFRONT and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE passed away yesterday (28SEP03) at his home in New...

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Crystal Returns To Oscars

24th September 2003

After three years away from the OSCARS, BILLY CRYSTAL will return for his eighth stint as host of the 76th annual ACADEMY AWARDS. Crystal has already hosted the awards telecast seven times. His last...

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Catherine Zeta-jones Starts Frock Archive

23rd September 2003

CHICAGO star CATHERINE ZETA-JONES will have endless piles of clothes to look through in years to come - she archives every single one of her important outfits. The OSCAR-winning beauty learned to archive her...

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Hayek's Oscars Disaster

22nd September 2003

Actress SALMA HAYEK's stunning outfit at this year (03)'s OSCARS came about by sheer error - she gained weight and accidentally tore her original gown the night before the ceremony. Hayek, who was nominated...

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Thurman: Kill Bill Is Too Violent For Oscars

9th September 2003

Hollywood star UMA THURMAN has blasted KILL BILL's chances of winning any OSCARS next year (04), insisting that it's far too violent. The QUENTIN TARANTINO film, which has been split into two for a...

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Ledger Is Starstruck

9th September 2003

A KNIGHT'S TALE star HEATH LEDGER is one of Hollywood most successful young stars - but he still gets nervous when he's around other celebrities. Despite a string of box office hits, this year's...

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Polanski Gets His Oscar - After Five Months

8th September 2003

Controversial movie maker ROMAN POLANKSI has finally collected his Best Director ACADEMY AWARD, five months after the OSCARS ceremony. The Polish-born auteur couldn't attend the starstudded ceremony in Hollywood, California in March (03) because...

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Catherine Zeta-jones Takes No Health Risks

7th September 2003

OSCAR-winning star CATHERINE ZETA JONES has mysteriously begun demanding her bodyguard carry an emergency medical kit at all times. The CHICAGO star, who seems in fine health, requires a constant supply of medical aids...

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Kill Bill To Enter Oscar Race - Twice

1st September 2003

Maverick director QUENTIN TARANTINO's upcoming two-part movie KILL BILL will be eligible for awards in two separate OSCAR years - effectively meaning the film could win two best picture gongs. The marital arts...

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Kidman's Love For Dior Gown

25th August 2003

NICOLE KIDMAN hates the fact she can never wear an OSCAR gown more than once - because she could live in the chartreuse CHRISTIAN DIOR dress she wore to the 1997 ACADEMY AWARDS. The...

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Rock Says No To The Oscars

19th August 2003

Funnyman CHRIS ROCK turned down the chance to host the ACADEMY AWARDS twice because he didn't think he was old enough. Rock was thrilled to be asked to take charge of the OSCARS, but...

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Oscar Conundrum For Matrix And Kill Bill

18th August 2003

Film bosses have been left scratching their heads after ACADEMY AWARDS rules banned the entry of MATRIX RELOADED and MATRIX REVOLUTIONS as one contender. WARNERS, the studio behind the sci-fi franchise, face an identical...

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Nicole Kidman Triumphs In Libel Case

31st July 2003

NICOLE KIDMAN has won her libel battle with British newspaper THE DAILY MAIL over their reports she was the reason behind JUDE LAW's split with wife SADIE FROST. The MOULIN ROUGE! actress has accepted...

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Cooper Makes The Most Of Massage Gift

30th July 2003

Movie star CHRIS COOPER made sure he was as relaxed as possible for the OSCARS by treating his wife MARIANNE and himself to a free spa session. The ADAPTATION star was a presenter at...

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Lumet's Controversial New September 11 Film

29th July 2003

Acclaimed director SIDNEY LUMET is making a new TV film exploring civil rights abuses in the US following the September 11 (01) attacks on his native America. The 79-year-old filmmaker, who has been nominated...

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Voight Ruined Jolie's Greatest Days

18th July 2003

ANGELINA JOLIE will never forgive her fellow movie star father JON VOIGHT for ruining two of her happiest days with rants and letters. The pair have been estranged since the MIDNIGHT COWBOY star went...

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Tennis Champ Gets Designing

17th July 2003

WIMBLEDON tennis champion SERENA WILLIAMS is hoping stars will wear her new evening wear designs to next year's (04) top awards shows. The sports star has ditched her plans to become solely a wedding...

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Witherspoon: Husband Not Jealous Of Money

17th July 2003

Hollywood starlet REESE WITHERSPOON insists her hunky actor husband RYAN PHILLIPPE bears no envy for the multi-million paycheques she earns. Although the actress - who's expecting her second child with the CRUEL INTENTIONS star...

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Latifah Lives It Up With Oscars Gift

13th July 2003

QUEEN LATIFAH has cashed in one of her OSCARS gift tokens to give her sister a party to remember. The CHICAGO star took home a gift basket from the ACADEMY AWARDS in March (03)...

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Prozac Nation Delay Depresses Christina Ricci

8th July 2003

The Hollywood version of cult novel PROZAC NATION has had its release date put back again - damaging its OSCAR chances and infuriating star CHRISTINA RICCI. The film - a pet project of the...

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Sharon Stone And Adrien Brody Share Drinks

8th July 2003

Gorgeous Hollywood actress SHARON STONE has been spotted drinking with OSCAR-winning hunk ADRIEN BRODY - just days after her husband PHIL BRONSTEIN filed for divorce. The BASIC INSTINCT star, 45, was with THE PIANO...

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Latifah Proud Of Her 'Real' Body

24th June 2003

Rapper-turned actress QUEEN LATIFAH feels her voluptuous figure makes her one of Los Angeles's few "real" people - and she sees no reason to change a winning formula. The OSCAR-nominated CHICAGO star, 33, is...

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Kelsey Grammer Swipes At Michael Moore

24th June 2003

FRASIER star KELSEY GRAMMER stepped into TV hosting duties for talk show veteran DAVID LETTERMAN on Friday night (20JUN03) - and used it as his chance to take a stab at director MICHAEL MOORE....

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Queen Latifah Shrinks Her Breasts

19th June 2003

QUEEN LATIFAH is delighted to be carrying a lighter load on her chest - now she's had breast reduction surgery. The voluptuous rapper-turned-actress, who most recently unveiled her ample cleavage during her OSCAR-nominated turn...

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Morrissey Hides Out In Hollywood Hills

18th June 2003

Most people go to Hollywood to find fame and fortune, but angst ridden singer MORRISSEY went to find peace and quiet. The former frontman of THE SMITHS escaped his hometown of Manchester, England, for...

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Matthew Mcconaughey's Love Life

18th June 2003

Handsome Hollywood hero MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY has spilled the beans on why celebrities prefer to date other famous people - even though he is rumoured to be dating a civilian. The HOW TO LOSE A...

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Jamie Bell's Two Lives

16th June 2003

BILLY ELLIOT star JAMIE BELL struggles to juggle his life between making movies and studying at school - because they're worlds apart. The DEATHWATCH actor, 17, was the subject of intense media coverage following...

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Thrills For Sharon's Adopted Grandparents

16th June 2003

SHARON STONE has "adopted" a pair of grandparents to make up for the fact she never had a natural gran and grandpa growing up. Stone asked pals NEIL and EILEEN MITZMAN to become part...

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Gregory Peck Dies

12th June 2003

Hollywood legend GREGORY PECK has died at the age of 87. A spokesperson for the actor says he passed away overnight (11-12JUN03) at his Los Angeles home, with VERONIQUE, his wife of 48 years,...

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De Niro To Receive Lifetime Honour

12th June 2003

Legendary actor ROBERT DE NIRO will receive a lifetime achievement award at a star-studded dinner tonight (12JUN03). The AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE (AFI) is paying tribute to the MEET THE PARENTS star for his three...

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