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Goldberg Tips Degeneres At Next Oscars Host

4th October 2005

THE COLOR PURPLE star WHOOPI GOLDBERG has ruled out the possibility of ever hosting the Academy Awards again - and she's recommending ELLEN DeGENERES for the job. Goldberg has had enough after hosting the...

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Freeman Hosts Mississippi Rising Concert

3rd October 2005

Oscar-winning actor MORGAN FREEMAN was joined by nearly 40 American stars when he hosted an emotional Hurricane Katrina benefit concert Mississippi Rising on Saturday (01OCT05). The veteran screen star took to the stage in...

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Winfrey To Produce Broadway Musical

26th September 2005

US talk show host OPRAH WINFREY is branching out to produce a Broadway musical based on ALICE WALKER's critically acclaimed novel THE COLOR PURPLE. Winfrey starred alongside WHOOPI GOLDBERG in the 1985 film version...

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Mississippi Stars Team Up For Benefit Concert

24th September 2005

FAITH HILL and MORGAN FREEMAN will join a host of Mississippi natives at an upcoming benefit concert for the state's Hurricane Katrina victims. The pair will take the stage at the University of Mississippi...

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Crystal Plays Coach To Yankees Coach Torre

1st September 2005

BILLY CRYSTAL has signed on to coach his favourite coach as New York Yankees boss JOE TORRE prepares to make his animated movie debut. Torre will lend his voice to upcoming baseball movie YANKEE...

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Stars Add Their Voices To Unfinished Reeve Film

24th August 2005

WHOOPI GOLDBERG and WILLIAM H MACY have joined forces to make sure tragic SUPERMAN star CHRISTOPHER REEVE's final movie project is completed. Reeve had started directing computer-animated movie YANKEE IRVING before he died last...

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Penn Gillette Blasts Cinema Boss Over Film Ban

26th July 2005

LATEST: Illusionist-turned-movie producer PENN GILLETTE has blasted AMC Theatres boss DICK WALSH for banning his new film from cinemas across America. AMC Film Group Chairman Walsh took offence to Gillette's new documentary THE ARISTOCRATS,...

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The Color Purple Heads To Broadway

6th July 2005

The musical adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning novel THE COLOR PURPLE has been such a smash hit in Atlanta, Georgia it's finally heading to Broadway, New York City. Director STEVEN SPIELBERG turned ALICE WALKER's critically-acclaimed...

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Menken + Slater Take Sister Act To The Stage

27th June 2005

Composer ALAN MENKEN and lyricist GLENN SLATER have joined forces in a bid to turn WHOOPI GOLDBERG's hit comedy SISTER ACT into a new musical. The duo hopes to stage the show in Pasadena,...

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Snl Star Mocks Cruise And Holmes Romance

30th May 2005

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE funnywoman TINA FEY mocked TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES' high-profile romance in front of a host of celebrities on Wednesday night (25MAY05). The MEAN GIRLS star and scriptwriter and fellow SNL...

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Steve Martin To Receive Mark Twain Prize

12th May 2005

ROXANNE star STEVE MARTIN has been chosen to receive the eighth annual MARK TWAIN PRIZE for American Humour. The 59-year-old comedian will receive his honour on 23 October (05) during a ceremony at the...

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Banned Film Wins Best Tribeca Movie Award

2nd May 2005

Director LI SHAOHONG's controversial movie STOLEN LIFE has won the Best Film award at ROBERT DE NIRO's TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL - despite the fact Shaohong's film was banned in her native China. De...

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Goldberg's Flight With A Dead Man

9th April 2005

OSCAR winner WHOOPI GOLDBERG has unveiled the reason behind her fear of flying - a man died in the seat next to her on one of her first ever plane rides. The GHOST star...

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Whoopi Set For Tv Return

1st March 2005

Comedienne WHOOPI GOLDBERG is back on TV in America after wowing network bosses at TBS with a new reality show. The actress' short-lived WHOOPI sitcom was taken off the air last year (04), but...

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Oscar Protest To Hail Bush-baiting Stars

2nd February 2005

Anti-GEORGE W BUSH celebrities will be targeted on OSCARS night (27FEB05) by right wing campaigners who want to "thank" them for publicly blasting the US President - because it helped him gain a second term...

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Whoopi Using Broadway As Menopause Distraction

4th November 2004

Comedienne WHOOPI GOLDBERG is desperately hoping her return to Broadway, New York, with her one-woman show will distract her from her menopause woes. The OSCAR-winning GHOST star revealed her menopause affected the latter part...

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Beatty Takes Over Brando's Honorary Chairman Post

21st September 2004

WARREN BEATTY has taken over late actor MARLON BRANDO's long-held position as honorary chairman of the STELLA ADLER SCHOOL OF ACTING. Beatty's first job will be to oversee the 8 November (04) STELLA BY...

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Whoopi To Test Solo Show Before Broadway Unveiling

23rd August 2004

Comedienne WHOOPI GOLDBERG is taking her 1984 self-titled solo stage show back to New York city - after giving it a test run in Pennsylvania. The show, which launched Goldberg's career, will run from...

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Producer De Luca Blasts Hollywood Liberals

23rd August 2004

Republican film producer MIKE DE LUCA has slammed Hollywood for pandering to liberal stars BARBRA STREISAND and WHOOPI GOLDBERG. The MAGNOLIA movie-maker tells US magazine DETAILS' September (04) issue his decision to be open...

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Goldberg Pulls Out Of Tv Show

27th July 2004

WHOOPI GOLDBERG has pulled out of appearing on American TV show THE VIEW - in a bid to avoid further political controversy. The comedienne, who was scheduled to appear on network ABC's talk show...

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Goldberg 'Banned From Democrat Conference'

27th July 2004

Actress WHOOPI GOLDBERG has reportedly been banned from the DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, because organisers fear her anti-Bush stance will put off voters. According to reports, leading Democrats have asked left-wing celebrities to hold back...

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Mcenroe Brands Whoopi's Treatment Harsh

20th July 2004

Former tennis ace JOHN McENROE has slammed SLIM-FAST bosses' decision to drop WHOOPI GOLDBERG after her tirade on American President GEORGE W BUSH - branding the movie "harsh". Last week (ends16JUL04), Goldberg was dismissed...

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Las Vegas Casino Boots Out Singer Ronstadt For Praising Moore

20th July 2004

Country legend LINDA RONSTADT has become the latest celebrity political casualty, after being fired for praising MICHAEL MOORE's controversial film FAHRENHEIT 9/11 during a live performance. Before singing DESPERADO for an encore at Las...

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John Slams Censorship In America

18th July 2004

SIR ELTON JOHN has attacked the "era of censorship" in American after WHOOPI GOLDBERG was dismissed as the SLIM-FAST spokesperson for criticising American President GEORGE BUSH. The CANDLE IN THE WIND singer is...

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Whoopi Defends Bush Comments After Slim-fast Axing

15th July 2004

LATEST: GHOST star WHOOPI GOLDBERG has defended her choice to attack American President GEORGE W BUSH, which led to her being dropped as a spokesperson for diet aid company SLIM-FAST. Bosses at Slim-Fast dropped...

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Slim-fast Drops Whoopi Goldberg After Bush Riff

15th July 2004

GHOST star WHOOPI GOLDBERG has been dropped as a spokesperson for diet aid company SLIM-FAST after reportedly comparing American President GEORGE W BUSH's name to crude terms for a vagina. Slim-Fast says it is...

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Stars Raise Funds For Democratic Leaders

9th July 2004

A star-studded benefit concert for American presidential wannabe JOHN KERRY raised more than $7 million (GBP3.9 million) in New York last night (08JUL04). Celebrities including WHOOPI GOLDBERG, JON BON JOVI, MERYL STREEP, PAUL NEWMAN...

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Britney Runs Away From Another Wedding

8th July 2004

BRITNEY SPEARS almost sneaked in a second secret wedding between her 55-hour Las Vegas nuptials and her engagement to KEVIN FEDERLINE - to wacky funnyman PAULY SHORE. Shore tried to persuade Spears to marry...

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Stars Resume Preparations For Kerry Concert

25th June 2004

Singers MARY J BLIGE, WYCLEF JEAN and JON BON JOVI are among a host of stars who have resumed preparations for a concert supporting American presidential candidate JOHN KERRY. The A CHANGE IS GOING...

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Kerry Reschedules Celebrity Concert

10th June 2004

American presidential candidate JOHN KERRY has delighted his supporters by rescheduling a campaign concert starring celebrities including WHOOPI GOLDBERG, ROBIN WILLIAMS, BARBRA STREISAND and BETTE MIDLER. The Democrat hopeful had previously cancelled the...

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