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Common And Angelou Make Amends

20th December 2011

Celebrated author Maya Angelou has settled her differences with rapper Common, just days after criticising him for featuring her work on a track filled with vulgarities.Legendary poet Angelou offered up a piece for Common to...

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Daniel Craig Word Perfect For Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

20th December 2011

Daniel Craig was perfect for 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' because he comes from the "cold, dark" and "depressing" part of the UK. The actor plays lead character Mikael Blomkvist in the Hollywood adaptation...

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Angelou Regrets Common Collaboration

19th December 2011

Legendary poet Maya Angelou regrets collaborating with Common on his latest track The Dreamer because the tune is littered with vulgarities.The hip-hop star befriended Pulitzer Prize nominee Angelou at a fundraiser he was organising after...

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Noomi Rapace 'Amazed' By Law And Downey Stunts

17th December 2011

Noomi Rapace was "amazed" Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law do their own stunts.The Swedish actress stared alongside the Hollywood hunks in 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows', and she was surprised at how into...

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Woody Harrelson's Police Surprise

12th December 2011

Woody Harrelson didn't think he could play a policeman because he is "anti-authoritarian".The actor portrays cop Dave Brown in the Oren Moverman-directed movie 'Rampart', and he surprised himself as he doesn't have much "in common"...

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Joely Richardson 'Changed' By Natasha's Death

12th December 2011

Joely Richardson says the death of her sister Natasha was "life-changing".The 'Nip/Tuck' actress - whose older sibling tragically died following a skiing accident in 2009 - admitted she wasn't aware of how much of a...

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Cee Lo Green's Shooting Fear

2nd December 2011

Cee Lo Green thinks he would get shot if he returned to his hometown.The 37-year-old singer insists violence has always been common in Atlanta, Georgia, but believes it to be much worse these days.He said:...

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Chris Martin's Funny Friendship With Jay-z

30th November 2011

Chris Martin admits his friendship with Jay-Z is "hilarious".The Coldplay frontman and wife Gwyneth Paltrow have a strong bond with the rapper and his spouse Beyonce Knowles, and Chris believes they get on well because...

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Ross & Common Team Up For Grandmaster Flash Tribute

29th November 2011

Rick Ross, Common and Lupe Fiasco will team up to pay tribute to hip-hop hero Grandmaster Flash at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live in Los Angeles on Wednesday (30Nov11).The trio will perform rap anthem The...

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Lea Michele Is Like Glee Character

25th November 2011

Lea Michele admits the 'Glee' cast share more in common with their on-screen alter-egos than they admit. The actress - who plays Rachel Berry in the musical TV show about a school singing club - followed...

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The Things They Say 23538

20th November 2011

"When I got injured, I couldn't play for a little while, so I started rapping more. I would be in gym class, and I would, like, get somebody to start beatboxing, and I'd just start...

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Movie Reviews Happy Feet 2

18th November 2011

You may be surprised to learn that Happy Feet 2 does have something in common with the weekend's box-office steamroller, The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn mostly lousy reviews. Indeed many of the critics who cheered...

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Pregnant Lily Allen Needs To Pee

16th November 2011

Lily Allen keeps needing to "pee" as reaches the end of her pregnancy.The 'Smile' singer is in her final trimester and it seems she is suffering from a common side-effect for expectant mothers, pressure on...

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Common Asks Fans To Pay To Play His Video And Help Haiti

15th November 2011

Rapper/actor Common is hoping to give Sean Penn's Haitian relief organisation a big boost by asking fans to donate a $1 (£0.63) to the cause in return for his new video.The hitmaker will launch his...

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Common's Green Lantern Disappointment Led To Penguin Role

14th November 2011

Rapper/actor Common landed his first animated role in Happy Feet 2 after missing out on playing superhero the Green Lantern in a planned animated Justice League movie.The Book of Life singer was cast as the...

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50 Cent's Book Inspired By Son

9th November 2011

50 Cent's son has inspired his new anti-bullying book 'Playground'.The 'In Da Club' hitmaker - whose real name is Curtis Jackson - got the idea to write the tome after talking to 14-year-old Marquise Jackson...

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Nikki Reed's Life Is A 'Fairytale'

9th November 2011

Nikki Reed believes the success and happiness she has enjoyed in her life are the "pay-off" she has earned with her hard work.The 23-year-old actress recently finished shooting the 'Twilight Saga' movies and tied the...

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World Of Hip-hop Mourns Loss Of Heavy D

9th November 2011

Nas, Common and rap mogul Russell Simmons are among the stars leading the tributes to hip-hop icon Heavy D, who died on Tuesday (08Nov11) at the age of 44.The rap veteran was reportedly found unconscious...

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Kevin Spacey's 24 Hour Film Challenge

3rd November 2011

Kevin Spacey has made a film in just 24 hours. The actor-and-director joined forces with 'RocknRolla' actor Toby Kebbell to take part in the New Thinker's Index (NTI) challenge, launched by Hyundai Motor and Microsoft...

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Chris Martin Says Jay-z Friendship Is Mystifying

2nd November 2011

Chris Martin often wonders how he became friends with Jay-Z.The Coldplay frontman has struck up a close friendship with the hip-hop mogul but admits, from the outside, it looks like a strange pairing.Chris - who...

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Professor Green Won't Pay For Verses

1st November 2011

Professor Green was upset other artists wanted to charge him £35,000 to appear on his songs. The 'Read all About It' hitmaker approached a number of singers and rappers about appearing on his new album,...

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James Mangold Promises 'Character' Wolverine Movie

31st October 2011

'The Wolverine' will be a "character" movie.Director James Mangold - who replaced Darren Aronofsky at the helm of the Hugh Jackman-starring Marvel film - is relishing the chance to tackle the latest big screen adventure...

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Norman Corwin, Poet Laureate Of Radio, Dead At 101

19th October 2011

Norman Corwin, often described as radio's poet laureate for his moving, semi-documentary dramas, died Tuesday in Los Angeles at age 101. A close friend of Chicago poet Carl Sandburg, his writings seemed in tune with...

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Common And Will.i.am To Star In Hip-hop Documentary

19th October 2011

Common and Will.I.AM are to feature in a new TV documentary about the power of hip-hop music.The pair will team up to shoot Bouncing Cats, which chronicles one man's attempt to improve the lives of...

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Adele Is 'Posh' In America

18th October 2011

Adele's American fans think she is "posh".Although the 'Someone Like You' hitmaker - who hails from Tottenham, north London - thinks she is "common as muck", people in the US often ask her if she...

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Common Lands Original Work From Poet Angelou For Album

16th October 2011

Rapper Common is still pinching himself after celebrated writer Maya Angelou agreed to write a special poem for his upcoming album.The hip-hop star befriended Pulitzer Prize nominee Angelou at a fundraiser he was organising after...

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Larry Hagman Has Cancer

14th October 2011

Larry Hagman has cancer. The 80-year-old actor - who has reprised his conniving character J.R. Ewing for a reboot of TV series 'Dallas' - revealed his diagnosis in a statement today (14.10.11) but has vowed...

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Are You Ready For An Apology??!!

5th October 2011

Hank Williams Jr., who issued an unapologetic statement following ESPN's decision to yank his "Are You Ready for Football?" opener from Monday night's NFL telecast after he compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler, issued a...

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Mike Myers Becomes A Dad

29th September 2011

Mike Myers has become a father for the first time.The 'Shrek' star and his wife Kelly Tisdale welcomed a baby boy into the world earlier this month and have decided to call the tot Spike.A...

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Jane Lynch: I Was 'Terrible' Like Sue

22nd September 2011

Jane Lynch used to be a "terrible" person.The 51-year-old actress admits she used to be a lot like her 'Glee' character, menacing cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, but thinks she is much "nicer" these days.She said:...

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