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Gabriella Cilmi Shy Around King

27th August 2010

Gabriella Cilmi was too scared to ask out Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill.The 'Woman On A Mission' singer had a golden opportunity to tell rocker Jared she had a crush on him, but chickened...

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Judd Apatow Signs Jason Segel For Five-year Engagement

29th February 2008

Knocked Up writer Judd Apatow has announced another comedy to continue his successful recent run of box office hits.Five-Year Engagement will see Apatow reuniting the team behind the upcoming Forgetting Sarah Marshall, with Nick Stoller...

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'Three Strikes And You're Out' For Illegal Downloaders

12th February 2008

Internet users who illegally download music and films could see their web access restricted under new plans to be unveiled next week, reports claim.The Department of Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) will announce a "three-strikes"...

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Four Gongs For Atonement At Richard Attenborough Film Awards

31st January 2008

Oscar-nominated British movie Atonement has won four prizes at the Richard Attenborough film awards.Adding to its haul of Golden Globes, the period drama won film of the year, with director Joe Wright taking the best...

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Heart Attack Killed Dj

3rd January 2008

Former Radio 1 DJ Kevin Greening died after taking large quantities of cocaine, ecstasy and GHB, it has emerged.The 44-year-old's body was found at an address in Wandsworth, London, on Saturday night and post-mortem results...

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Man Held Over Greening Death

1st January 2008

A man in his 50s has been arrested in connection with a police inquiry into the death of radio presenter Kevin Greening.Scotland Yard said a man was arrested in Wandsworth, south London, on the suspicion...

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Ex-radio 1 Dj Dies

31st December 2007

Former BBC Radio 1 disc jockey Kevin Greening has died at the age of 44.His agent Chris North told the BBC the one-time breakfast show host had died "peacefully" in his sleep on Saturday, with...

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Bskyb Told To Cut Itv Holding

20th December 2007

The Competition Commission has recommended that BSkyB, the owner of Sky, reduce its stake in rival broadcaster ITV by ten per cent.The regulator was asked to look into BSkyB's purchase of ITV shares in November...

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Pay-tv Competition Concerns

18th December 2007

Media regulator Ofcom has launched a consultation into the operation of the pay-TV market, amid potential competition concerns.Inviting submissions on the issue, Ofcom said its initial assessment of the sector had suggested the pay-TV sector...

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Show Will Go On, Baby Promises

14th December 2007

Emma Bunton has promised Spice Girls fans an ankle injury will not stop her from performing at the group's homecoming concert at London's O2 Arena.The 31-year-old fell on stage during the girl power group's Las...

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Gangster Slays UK Box Office

20th November 2007

Sir Ridley Scott's new Oscar-hopeful American Gangster has shot to the top of the UK and Ireland box office after its opening weekend.The crime epic, starring Academy award-winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, took 2.5...

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Knocked Up Star To Make A Porno

16th November 2007

Knocked Up star Seth Rogen has been signed up to play the lead role in Kevin Smith's upcoming comedy Zack & Miri Make a Porno. The chubby actor - steadily building a reputation as one...

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Logan's Ludicrous Strictly Exit

29th October 2007

A pilot on a Virgin Atlantic aircraft to Miami has been arrested on suspicion of drink-flying.The 42-year-old crew member, who was a standby officer on hand in case either the pilot or co-pilot became indisposed,...

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Bskyb's Itv Stake "Restricts Competition"

2nd October 2007

BSkyB's acquisition of a 17.9 per cent stake in broadcaster ITV restricts competition, regulators announced today.In a statement the Competition Commission said that the pay-TV company's purchase of a stake in the UK's biggest free-to-air...

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Seven Arrested For Destroying Branson's Land

2nd June 2005

LATEST: Seven vandals have been arrested for causing $76,000 (GBP40,000) damage to SIR RICHARD BRANSON's English country estate last month (MAY05) by running amok in the entrepreneur's fleet of diggers and dumper trucks. The...

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Oasis Beat The Beatles In Best Song Poll

30th May 2005

Britpop band OASIS have topped a poll for the 100 best British songs with their huge 1995 hit WONDERWALL. The rockers, whose latest single LYLA was toppled from number one in the UK charts...

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Branson's Land Ruined By Criminals

12th May 2005

Vandals have destroyed the land surrounding RICHARD BRANSON's English mansion after running amok in the entrepreneur's fleet of diggers and rollers. Around $95,000 (GBP50,000) of damage was caused when the criminals hot-wired Branson's heavy...

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Embrace Return To Boring Day Jobs

29th April 2005

Comeback band EMBRACE were forced to return to a life of menial labour after their record company dropped them. Following the disappointing sales and response to their 2001 album IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN, record...

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Fordham Gets A Helping Hand From Branson

14th April 2005

LATEST: British singer JULIA FORDHAM's efforts to raise cash for a devastated Indian school district have been given a boost by VIRGIN boss SIR RICHARD BRANSON. The pregnant singer has released a new version...

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N*e*r*d Split

21st March 2005

Hip-hop act N*E*R*D have split after a row with their record label VIRGIN. The trio - PHARRELL WILLIAMS, CHAD HUGO and SHAY - shot to fame with 2001 LP IN SEARCH OF... which they...

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Stewart Named Most Loved Entrepreneur

2nd March 2005

American lifestyle guru MARTHA STEWART has been named one of "26 Entrepreneurs We Love" - despite currently serving a jail sentence for lying about a suspicious stock sale. America's INC. MAGAZINE believe her popularity...

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Dupri To Head Up Virgin Urban

24th January 2005

Hip-hop mogul JERMAINE DUPRI is set to add VIRGIN boss to his impressive resume after taking charge of the urban arm of RICHARD BRANSON's record company. Hot on the heels of JAY-Z's new...

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Ryan Dumps Record Label For Solo Career

18th January 2005

BLUE singer LEE RYAN has dumped the boyband's VIRGIN record label - so he can start his solo career without the group's baggage. The ALL RISE heartthrob is in negotiations with another music giant...

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Branson's 100 Shows In One Day

11th January 2005

VIRGIN founder RICHARD BRANSON plans to stage 100 live performances in one day to raise funds for the tsunami relief effort in Asia. The ambitious billionaire will stage the shows, 100 ACTS OF SUPPORT:...

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Branson Is In Mile-high Club

6th January 2005

VIRGIN tycoon SIR RICHARD BRANSON once had sex on a plane with a complete stranger. The star of reality TV show THE REBEL BILLIONAIRE was just 18 when he got passionate with the passenger...

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Branson: 'I Dumped My Waste On Various Nations'

3rd January 2005

SIR RICHARD BRANSON had a unique way of showing his disapproval to nations who refused to allow his hot-air balloon in their air space - he dumped human waste on them. The VIRGIN tycoon...

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Young Hires Branson's $19,000 Villa For Party

31st December 2004

Pop hunk WILL YOUNG has allegedly spent a staggering $19,000 (GBP10,000) to hire VIRGIN boss SIR RICHARD BRANSON's lavish Moroccan villa for his star-studded New Year's Eve party tonight (31DEC04). The LEAVE RIGHT NOW...

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Cool J Fights Off Persistent Female Admirer

17th December 2004

Hip hop rapper LL COOL J was the centre of unwanted attention during the filming of a recent TV commercial, after an over-zealous production worker refused to leave him alone. The ROCK THE...

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Kevin Coyne Dead

16th December 2004

British singer/songwriter KEVIN COYNE has died at his home in Germany. The former social worker, who famously declined an offer to replace JIM MORRISON in THE DOORS after the rocker died in 1971, died...

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Branson's Penis Split

30th November 2004

British tycoon RICHARD BRANSON once suffered a painful and embarrassing injury while watching a raunchy movie - his penis split. The VIRGIN boss was circumcised at 21 after suffering an allergic reaction during sex...

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