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The Passion's Too Much For Cleese

30th April 2004

JOHN CLEESE refuses to watch MEL GIBSON's THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST because he hates to see anyone suffer. The British funnyman, who co-starred and co-wrote MONTY PYTHON's religious spoof LIFE OF BRIAN, knows...

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Gibson Hopes To Score Big With Boudica Epic

29th April 2004

MEL GIBSON is hoping to follow the success of THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST with an epic about female warrior BOUDICA. The BRAVEHEART star will team up with his ICON partners to produce WARRIOR,...

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Russell Slams 'Scumbag' Gibson

28th April 2004

Flamboyant British filmmaker KEN RUSSELL has launched a scathing attack on MEL GIBSON's THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST - calling the controversial director a "scumbag". The WOMEN IN LOVE star believes the film about...

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Russian Jews To Sue Gibson

27th April 2004

MEL GIBSON is facing legal action from Russian Jewish human rights groups who claim his movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST is anti-Semitic. According to American news site THE SCOOP a number of groups...

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Tracey And Hepburn Named As Best On-screen Pairing

27th April 2004

SPENCER TRACEY and KATHARINE HEPBURN had the greatest on-screen chemistry in the history of cinema, according to a group of British scientists. The couple, whose chemistry extended off screen as they filmed nine movies...

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Washington Fires Up The Box Office

26th April 2004

DENZEL WASHINGTON is hot again - his new movie MAN ON FIRE has shot to the top of the American movie charts. In a bumper weekend for the box office, Washington's film and JENNIFER...

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The Passion Gets The Ok In Israel

25th April 2004

MEL GIBSON's THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST movie is to be released in Israel, despite national outrage there. Commercial distributors in Israel have refused to air the film but an arthouse theatre in Tel...

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Crowe's Gladiator Voted Top Hero

25th April 2004

RUSSELL CROWE's brave Roman general MAXIMUS in GLADIATOR has been voted the greatest cinema hero of all time. The fearless fighter in the OSCAR-winning film has beaten SUPERMAN and ELLEN RIPLEY of ALIENS...

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Rap + Pop Stars Praise Gibson's Passion

23rd April 2004

God-fearing stars MISSY ELLIOTT, TIM McGRAW and AMERICAN IDOL winners KELLY CLARKSON and RUBEN STUDDARD have hailed MEL GIBSON's THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST for its power and ability to move them. While Hollywood...

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Nick Nolte's Son In Trouble

22nd April 2004

Hellraising movie star NICK NOLTE's son is reportedly part of a California gang of bad boy surfers. BRAWLEY NOLTE has been identified as the member of new gang MALIBU LOCALS ONLY, who gatecrash posh...

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Gibson Petitioned For St Francis Bio-pic

21st April 2004

MEL GIBSON is being petitioned by New York friars who loved his religious epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST so much they want him to follow it up with a bio-pic of SAINT FRANCIS OF...

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The Passion Rush Released In Peru

20th April 2004

MEL GIBSON's controversial THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has been released a month early (APR04) in Peru after an influx of pirate DVD copies. The religious epic, which has made over $350 million (GBP194...

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Time Names Nicole, Jackson + Gibson As Influential

20th April 2004

NICOLE KIDMAN, PETER JACKSON and MEL GIBSON have joined soccer ace DAVID BECKHAM, PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH and ex-President BILL CLINTON on TIME magazine's new 100 World's Most Influential People list. Celebrities like SEAN...

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Passion Of Christ Star Hopes Next Film Is Big Hit

16th April 2004

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST star JIM CAVIEZEL's latest film has got Hollywood producers hoping it will set the box office alight - just like MEL GIBSON's record-breaking biblical epic. Caviezel - who...

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Archbishop Praises The Passion

12th April 2004

The ARCHBISHOP OF SYDNEY, Australia, has become the latest Catholic leader to praise MEL GIBSON's movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST - because it focuses attention on the meaning of Easter. ARCHBISHOP GEORGE PELL...

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Christ Back On Top At Easter

12th April 2004

MEL GIBSON's epic movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has jumped back to the top of the American box office thanks to an Easter (04) boost. In its seventh week on release,...

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Passion Of The Christ Breaks Box Office Records

9th April 2004

MEL GIBSON's controversial film THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST looks set to smash box-office records to become the biggest grossing movie of all time. The biblical epic has grossed $316.8 million (GBP176 million) in...

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Passion Breaks Record In Italy

9th April 2004

MEL GIBSON's controversial religious epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has broken Italy's first-day box office record, taking an unprecedented $1.4 million (GBP804,000) in its opening 24 hours. The JIM CAVIEZEL-starring movie - which...

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Gibson Hands Over Cash To Nuns

7th April 2004

MEL GIBSON made Passover extra special for nuns in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday (05APR04) when he screened his movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST for them and then handed over a hefty cheque. The...

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Gibson's Mugging Was Catalyst For Film Career

31st March 2004

MEL GIBSON credits a vicious assault at the hands of three muggers with landing him his breakthrough movie role in MAD MAX. When THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST director, 48, turned up at...

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The Passion Leads To Confession

30th March 2004

MEL GIBSON's religious epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST led to Norwegian Neo-Nazi JOHNNY OLSEN confessing to two bombings a decade ago. Olsen, 41, turned himself in to police after watching the heavily criticised...

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French Court Drops The Passion Court Case

30th March 2004

Three French Jewish brothers have failed in their bid to get MEL GIBSON's controversial film THE PASSION banned in France this week (ends02APR04). PATRICK, JEAN-MARC and GERARD BENLOLO, who branded the film "anti-Semitic", were...

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The Passion Breaks UK Cinema Records

30th March 2004

MEL GIBSON's controversial THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has broken box-office records in Britain, for being the highest grossing subtitled film to open in the country. The biblical epic took $3,635,600 (GBP2,019,803) on its...

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Philippine Priest Gives Blessing To Passion

30th March 2004

MEL GIBSON's controversial movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has received support from an unlikely source - after the Filipino Archbishop urged Christians to go and watch it. The ultra-violent film depicts the last...

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Scooby-doo 2 Scores Box Office Winner

29th March 2004

SCOOBY-DOO 2: MONSTERS UNLEASHED has leaped to the top of the American box office, after taking in $30.7 million (GBP17 million) on its opening weekend (26-29MAR04). While the movie, starring Hollywood couple SARAH MICHELLE...

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Yet More Criticism For Gibson

28th March 2004

MEL GIBSON has now come under attack from film fans who have spotted 10 mistakes in THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Throughout the epic - which charts the final 12 hours of JESUS CHRIST's...

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Mel To Release The Passion Every Easter

28th March 2004

MEL GIBSON is eager to release his controversial epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST every Easter, because he's convinced church-goers will always flock to see it. The Hollywood actor-turned-director believes his violent depiction of...

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Passion Of Christ Star Defends Violence

26th March 2004

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST star JAMES CAVIEZEL has defended the graphic violence in the controversial movie about the final hours of JESUS CHRIST's life. The actor - who plays Jesus in the...

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Actress Claims Mel Bedded Her

25th March 2004

MEL GIBSON is bracing himself for another controversy after a little-known actress has claimed the Hollywood star cheated on his wife with her 15 years ago. DIANA ALOUISE has gone public with her affair...

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Gibson's Christ Film Banned By Cinema Chain

25th March 2004

MEL GIBSON's controversial movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has been banned from being shown in a British cinema chain - by the company's boss. CURZON boss ROGER WINGATE, 64, has ordered his movie...

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