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Travolta Stunned By Connery's Dance Invitation

2nd April 2007

Hollywood star JOHN TRAVOLTA was stunned when acting veteran SIR SEAN CONNERY personally asked to dance with him. The star, who showcased his fancy footwork in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and GREASE, admits he was shocked...

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Almond Plans A Comeback With Sanctuary

28th March 2007

Former SOFT CELL star MARC ALMOND is staging a comeback following a 2004 motorcycle accident that almost killed him, by signing to a new record label. The TAINTED LOVE singer has signed a major new...

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Bracken Crowned Champ Of Dancing On Ice

18th March 2007

Rugby player Kyran Bracken has been crowned champion of the ITV1 show Dancing on Ice along with his skating partner Melanie Lambert.Bracken was the bookmakers' favourite going into the final, which also included actress Clare...

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Sinatra's Vinyl Debut Up For Sale

9th March 2007

Singing legend FRANK SINATRA's debut vinyl release is up for sale on auction site eBay.com. Ol' Blue Eyes' rendition of STARS IN YOUR EYES was recorded in New York City in 1935, when the star...

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Stars Record Birthday Tribute For Fitzgerald

6th March 2007

LINDA RONSTADT, GLADYS KNIGHT, CHAKA KHAN and NATALIE COLE are among the stars contributing songs to an album celebrating what would have been music legend ELLA FITZGERALD'S 90th birthday. Fitzgerald, also known as the First...

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The Godfather's Mandolin Man Dead At 87

24th February 2007

AL VIOLA, the man who played the haunting mandolin on THE GODFATHER soundtrack has died after a battle with cancer. He was 87. Viola became an in-demand guitar player in Hollywood after World War Two...

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Guitarist And Las Vegas Lounge Pioneer Kaye Dies

20th February 2007

Singer/guitarist MARY KAYE, who is credited with introducing the word "lounge" into Las Vegas shows, has died of heart and respiratory failure. She was 83. Kaye, who had been in declining health, died Saturday (17FEB07)...

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White Stripes Sign To Warner

15th February 2007

Rockers THE WHITE STRIPES have signed a record deal with Warner Bros Records, the home of MADONNA, CHER, FRANK SINATRA and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS. The band have been label-less since ending their last deal...

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Costume Designer Donfeld Dies

9th February 2007

Oscar-nominated costume designer DONFELD died on Saturday (03FEB07) at the Temple City, California home of his brother after a brief illness. He was 72. Donfeld, born DONALD LEE FELD, received his first Academy Award nomination...

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Sinatra's Car Up For Sale

18th January 2007

The last car that music legend FRANK SINATRA owned is up for sale in a British motoring magazine for GBP20,000 ($39,000). The COME FLY WITH ME crooner was given the 1985 automatic Chrysler LeBaron by...

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Swank Receives Hollywood Star

9th January 2007

Hilary Swank has sealed her status as one of today's finest actors with a star on the famous Hollywood walk of fame.The 32-year-old actress first arrived in the Los Angeles city as a teenager with...

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Clooney: 'Ocean's Thirteen Will Be The Last'

16th December 2006

OCEAN'S THIRTEEN will be the last installment in the movie series, because GEORGE CLOONEY wants the franchise to end on a high note. Despite an all-star cast - including Clooney, BRAD PITT and MATT DAMON...

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Cbs Records Comes Alive

15th December 2006

CBS announced Thursday that it plans to revive CBS Records as a new music label. It said it will use the label to release music by artists appearing on its broadcast and cable networks. However,...

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Winfrey's Life Charted By Celeb Biographer

14th December 2006

US talk show queen OPRAH WINFREY will see her life detailed on paper when celebrity biographer KITTY KELLEY pens her memoirs. Kelley, whose past life studies have included FRANK SINATRA and the family of US...

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Sinatra Family Ask Videomakers To Go Fly With Them

22nd November 2006

FRANK SINATRA's family are calling on budding cyberspace videomakers to turn the crooner's classic COME FLY WITH ME into a new short film. Daughter TINA SINATRA and the Sinatra estate bosses have teamed up with...

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Lollobrigida To Wed In Rome Next Year

21st November 2006

LATEST: Italian actress GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA will marry a man 34 years her junior in Rome in January (07). The 79-year-old star, who was hailed as the most beautiful woman in the world in her youth,...

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North By Northwest Tops Style Poll

17th October 2006

ALFRED HITCHCOCK's classic movie NORTH BY NORTHWEST has topped a poll naming the most stylish films of all time. The 1959 thriller, which stars CARY GRANT and EVA MARIE SAINT, had the most influence on...

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Gardner And Sinatra Thief Sentenced

5th October 2006

A woman has been sentenced to 30 months for stealing prized heirlooms and original FRANK SINATRA recordings from the estate of late Hollywood star AVA GARDNER. Prosecutors say RENEE SYKES took more than $1...

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John Conte Dies

6th September 2006

Hollywood veteran JOHN CONTE has died at the age of 90. Conte passed away on Monday (04SEP06) at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California of natural causes, a hospital spokesperson has confirmed. During...

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Bon Jovi Regrets Snubbing Sinatra

18th August 2006

JON BON JOVI will take his biggest regret to the grave - he never met his hero FRANK SINATRA. The rocker admits he had many opportunities to meet his idol but was never mature enough...

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Bon Jovi Considers The End Of His Acting Career

18th August 2006

Rocker JON BON JOVI is set to give his Hollywood career one more try, but accepts he's not really cut out to be a movie star. Despite taking acting lessons and making his mark in...

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Aimee Mann Joins In The Christmas Fun

12th August 2006

Singer/songwriter AIMEE MANN has joined the summer Christmas (06) festivities after recording an album of holiday tunes for a new album. Mann joins BOOTSY COLLINS, country star WYNONNA and SARAH MCLACHLAN among the stars currently...

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Sinatra Biographer Keen To End Family Feud

6th August 2006

FRANK SINATRA's leading biographer ANTHONY SUMMERS is hoping to end the feud between himself and the crooner's family by meeting with Ol' Blue Eyes' daughter TINA. The Sinatra estate has dismissed claims the singer battled...

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Foxx Proud Of His Exclusive Club

3rd August 2006

JAMIE FOXX is a member of a very exclusive club alongside FRANK SINATRA, BING CROSBY and BARBRA STREISAND - they are the only people to have won an Academy Awards and topped the US charts....

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Ocean's 13 Stars Get Their Own Poker Lounge

3rd August 2006

OCEAN'S ELEVEN producer JERRY WEINTRAUB has built an exclusive on-set poker lounge for the cast and crew of sequel OCEAN'S 13. Stars like GEORGE CLOONEY and BRAD PITT will be able to gamble and live...

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Experts Reveal Sinatra Was A Functioning Alcoholic

31st July 2006

FRANK SINATRA was a functioning alcoholic, who went cold turkey on his love of booze and cigarettes in the weeks running up to recording sessions to save his voice. The late crooner's biographers, ANTHONY SUMMERS...

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Sinatra Biographers Question New Lovechild Claims

31st July 2006

LATEST: FRANK SINATRA's celebrated biographers ROBBYN SWAN and ANTHONY SUMMERS are questioning claims by a 50-something Arizona woman that she's Ol' Blue Eyes' lovechild - because part of her story doesn't add up. JULIE LYMA...

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The Things They Say 2564

31st July 2006

"You know what? I'm not a big fan of the movie. I thought the scenes went on so long it was like watching paint dry." PATRICK SWAYZE didn't take inspiration from the original FRANK SINATRA...

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Sinatra Biographers Uncover Truth About Mafia Ties

27th July 2006

FRANK SINATRA biographers ANTHONY SUMMERS and ROBBYN SWAN have unearthed new evidence linking the late crooner to the Mafia, thanks to the confession of a dying mob boss. The husband-and-wife team published SINATRA: THE LIFE...

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