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Davis Failed To Liberate Women

5th April 2006

GEENA DAVIS is sad her efforts in road trip movie THELMA + LOUISE failed to encourage Hollywood studios to make films about strong, determined women. The 50-year-old is known for starring in empowering female roles,...

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Chadha Looks For Another Knightley

30th January 2006

BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM director GURINDER CHADHA is on the lookout for another KEIRA KNIGHTLEY to guarantee the success of her next movie. The Indian film-maker, whose 2002 soccer movie launched Knightley's career, claims...

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Boney M Inspire Musical

19th January 2006

The songs of seventies pop group BONEY M have been transformed for a new London musical named DADDY COOL. The Caribbean four-piece left to fame in the 1970s with a succession of dance floor...

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Knightley Modest About Bifa Success

1st December 2005

British actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY gracefully accepted the award for Variety UK Personality Of The Year at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) last night (30NOV05), insisting she still doesn't feel like a star. The...

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Garner, Hudson + Lohan Lead Jeannie Race

17th November 2005

LATEST: JENNIFER GARNER, KATE HUDSON and LINDSAY LOHAN have emerged as the front runners in the race to land the coveted role of JEANNIE in the upcoming movie adaptation of TV series I DREAM OF...

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Escape To Victory Tops Soccer Film Poll

15th November 2005

Cult SIR MICHAEL CAINE movie ESCAPE TO VICTORY has been voted the best soccer film of all time. The 1981 sports epic, which also stars soccer stars PELE and BOBBY MOORE alongside SYLVESTER STALLONE,...

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Knightley Can't Cope Without Pa

6th September 2005

Stressed KEIRA KNIGHTLEY has hired a personal assistant, despite having always vowed not to do the 'Hollywood thing'. The BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM actress hates people making decisions on her behalf, but the...

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Alba To Dream Of Jeannie

23rd August 2005

SIN CITY star JESSICA ALBA has beaten a host of Hollywood stars to land the coveted lead in the I DREAM OF JEANNIE movie. The actress will join funnyman JIMMY FALLON for the latest...

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Bend It Like Beckham Director To Get Top Film Honour

13th June 2005

Anglo-Indian film-maker GURINDER CHADHA is to be honoured with the 2005 Chaplin Limelight Award at the upcoming WOMEN'S IMAGE NETWORK AWARDS. The BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM director will join CATHERINE HARDWICKE and VICKY JENSON...

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Knightley Begged For Film Role

9th May 2005

Hollywood beauty KEIRA KNIGHTLEY "begged" director JOHN MAYBURY to give her a part in THE JACKET, after he initially deemed her too innocent for the dark film. The British actress has shot to fame...

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Rhys-meyers Visa Embarrassment

10th January 2005

Irish actor JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS had an embarrassing encounter with a US visa processor recently, after the star was told he wasn't fit to play ELVIS PRESLEY. The BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM heart-throb went to...

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Rhys-meyers Arrested For 'Assaulting' Girlfriend

7th January 2005

Irish actor JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting his teenage girlfriend and possession of cannabis. Police were called to the BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM actor's North London home yesterday (6JAN05) after...

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Rhys-meyers To Play Elvis

21st December 2004

Irish actor JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS has landed his biggest role to date - as legendary rocker ELVIS PRESLEY. The Dublin native, who has appeared in such films as BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM and ALEXANDER, beat...

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Bollywood Pulls In British Cinema-goers

12th October 2004

The Bollywood take on JANE AUSTEN's classic novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE has shot to the top of the British movie charts. BRIDE AND PREJUDICE - starring Indian beauty AISHWARYA RAI and Hollywood actor MARTIN...

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Bride And Prejudice Honours Austen

5th October 2004

Novelist JANE AUSTEN would love the new adaptation of her classic PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, according to its director. Speaking at the premiere of BRIDE AND PREJUDICE in London last night (4OCT04), movie maker GURINDER...

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Chadha Slams Weinstein For Stealing Her Idea

30th September 2004

Bollywood director GURINDER CHADHA has slammed movie mogul HARVEY WEINSTEIN for stealing her idea for a Hindi-style film. The BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM film-maker showed the MIRAMAX boss a film adaptation of JANE AUSTEN's...

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Bend It Like Beckham Makers Sue Distributors

24th September 2004

The makers of BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM are taking the hit film's British distributors to court over claims they owe them millions in unpaid fees. A writ has been issued to London's High Court...

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Nagra Not Jealous Of Knightley's Fame

20th September 2004

British actress PARMINDER NAGRA often becomes "frustrated" her career hasn't reached the same heights of success as her BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM co-star KEIRA KNIGHTLEY. The soccer movie's lead actress refuses to be bitter...

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The Beckhams To Launch Soccer Schools

17th August 2004

Former SPICE GIRL, VICTORIA BECKHAM and her husband DAVID will launch elite youth soccer academies in London and Los Angeles next year (05). Victoria signed the deal with sports marketing giant AUG in May...

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Knightley Pines For Pitt

22nd June 2004

British movie beauty KEIRA KNIGHTLEY may be in love with her model boyfriend JAMIE DORNAN - but she's happily trade him in for Hollywood hunk BRAD PITT. The BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM actress, 19,...

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Gibson's Passion Wins Emma Awards

25th May 2004

MEL GIBSON's biblical epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST was last night (24MAY04) named Best Film at the 2004 ETHNIC MULTICULTURAL MEDIA AWARDS (EMMAs). The controversial movie, about the final hours of JESUS CHRIST's...

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Beckham Becomes An American Idol

14th May 2004

Soccer star DAVID BECKHAM has finally achieved stardom in America - he's to be the first British sportsman to appear on the cover of US fashion bible VANITY FAIR. The REAL MADRID player will...

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Knightley's School Amazed By 'Bullied Schooldays' Memories

4th May 2004

Rising star KEIRA KNIGHTLEY has shocked her old school with her claims she was bullied for being dyslexic during her days there. Teachers at the TEDDINGTON SCHOOL in Middlesex, England, are surprised the 19-year-old...

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Knightley Tops New Hollywood Faces Poll

16th April 2004

British actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY has topped a poll naming the actresses most likely to conquer Hollywood. The 19-year-old screen star - who has already featured in blockbusters PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF...

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Beckham Bent On Landing Pink Panther Role

26th March 2004

British soccer superstar DAVID BECKHAM is in talks to tackle his movie acting debut in the upcoming prequel to THE PINK PANTHER. But the REAL MADRID midfielder won't have to stretch himself too much...

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Knightley's Ex Tells Her To Dump Uni Dreams

19th March 2004

British actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY's hopes of going to university have been dealt a blow by her ex-boyfriend and good pal JAMIE DORNAN. The BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM beauty, 18, is hoping to enrol at...

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Knightley Eyed By Hanks For Film Role

26th February 2004

Hollywood superstar TOM HANKS has personally approached rising star KEIRA KNIGHTLEY to appear in his new film STARTER FOR TEN. The OSCAR-winning actor's production company PLAYTONE has bought the rights to the novel by...

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Shooting Star Knightley Still Needs Mum By Her Side

13th February 2004

Teen star KEIRA KNIGHTLEY still depends on her mother to chauffeur her around Los Angeles because she doesn't have a driving licence. The BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM actress was based in England until her...

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Nagra: Er Leaves Little Time For Heartbreak

3rd February 2004

British actress PARMINDER NAGRA is finding life on the set of American medical drama ER hard work - but is grateful the long hours distract her from thinking about her ex-boyfriend. The 28-year-old star...

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Civil Rights Award For Bend It Like Beckham?

8th January 2004

Hit movie BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM has been nominated for the Best Film of 2003, by an American black civil rights group. THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP) has placed the...

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