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Pope Unhappy About Dylan Concert

POPE BENEDICT XVI has criticised his late predecessor POPE JOHN PAUL II's decision to share the stage with American rocker BOB DYLAN. The current pontiff, who took over as head of the Roman Catholic Church...

Audience Of 7,000 Make Film History At The Vatican

LATEST: More than 7,000 film fans made history in Italy last night (26NOV06) when they attended the first world premiere held at the Vatican. THE NATIVITY STORY, a new movie about the birth of JESUS...

Pregnant Teen Star Pulls Out Of Premiere

LATEST: KEISHA CASTLE-HUGHES, the teenage star of a film about the Nativity, has missed its Vatican premiere because she is expecting a baby with her 19-year-old partner. On Friday (24NOV06) POPE BENEDICT XVI turned down...

Pope Will Not Attend Nativity Screening

LATEST: POPE BENEDICT XVI has turned down an invitation to attend the premiere of new movie THE NATIVITY STORY on Sunday (26NOV06), even though it will be screened in The Vatican. Sixteen-year-old WHALE RIDER actress...

Christmas Movie To Premiere At Vatican

A new movie about Christmas will make its world premiere at the Vatican this month (NOV06). THE NATIVITY STORY, which opens in the US and Italy on 1 December (06) stars Oscar-nominated actress KEISHA CASTLE-HUGHES...

Nativity Story To Wow Vatican Audience

Upcoming religious epic THE NATIVITY STORY has been given a major boost - it will be the first movie to premiere at The Vatican in Rome, Italy. The film, which follows the story of the...

Catholic Church Slams 'Prejudiced' Bbc Documentary

A BBC documentary has been slammed by the Catholic Church as an "unwarranted, prejudiced attack on a revered world religious leader". SEX CRIMES AND THE VATICAN, a BBC1 PANORAMA special shown last night (01OCT06), accuses...

Opera Axed Over Fears Of Muslim Backlash

A MOZART opera featuring the severed heads of the Prophet Muhammad, Jesus and Buddha has been axed in Berlin over fears it will incite violence. Berlin's Deutsche Oper cancelled the IDOMENEO production after witnessing the...

Islam Slams Pope

The artist formerly known as CAT STEVENS has launched a scathing attack on POPE BENEDICT XVI for his recent comments about Islam. The Catholic leader sparked huge controversy earlier this month (SEP06) when he quoted...

Pope Cancels 'Unsuitable' Vatican Pop Concert

POPE BENEDICT XVI has cancelled the Vatican's traditional Christmas concert this year (06), because he doesn't like pop music. Acts including SIMPLY RED and RONAN KEATING were due to appear at the fundraising gig this...

Madonna Invites The Pope To Confessions Tour

LATEST: Superstar MADONNA has invited POPE BENEDICT XVI to be the guest of honour at her Rome, Italy Confessions concert on Sunday (06AUG06) - which features the mock crucifixion of the MATERIAL GIRL. Religious leaders...

Church Drops Nazi Nun Slur

LATEST: Welsh singing sensation-turned-chat show host CHARLOTTE CHURCH has dropped a controversial sketch from her upcoming TV show after receiving a barrage of complaints. Church shocked the pilot's studio audience recently when, wearing a nun's...

Church's Controversial Nun Sketch

Welsh singer CHARLOTTE CHURCH is set to outrage viewers with her new TV show, in which she dresses up as a drug and alcohol abusing nun. The 20-year-old filmed the pilot for a proposed series...

Mtv Surprised Over Pope Court Case

LATEST: MTV bosses are shocked at the controversy caused by the network's new series of Vatican-themed cartoons, POPETOWN. Bishops from POPE BENEDICT XVI's home state of Bavaria in Germany have filed an injunction against broadcasters...

Vatican Slams Da Vinci Code

Vatican official FATHER RANIERO CANTALAMESSA has added to widespread criticism of DAN BROWN's best-selling novel THE DA VINCI CODE, branding it as just another example of JESUS CHRIST being sold out. Cantalamessa made his comments...

Jk Rowling 'Lures Kids To Satan'

Hit children's author JK ROWLING has been blasted by a Vatican official for tempting children towards Devil-worship with her popular boy-wizard series HARRY POTTER. The Roman Catholic Church's chief exorcist FATHER GABRIELE AMORTH has...

John And Furnish Slam Pope's 'Homophobia'

SIR ELTON JOHN and partner DAVID FURNISH have blasted POPE BENEDICT XVI for his stance on homosexuality - ahead of their gay marriage next month (21DEC05). The pair are bracing themselves for a Catholic...

Pope Gives His Blessing To New Us Miniseries

POPE BENEDICT XVI has given his blessing to a new US TV miniseries about his predecessor POPE JOHN PAUL II after watching a screening of the project yesterday (17NOV05). Benedict said the film, which...

Mccartney Praises Pope

Animal-loving rocker SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has praised POPE BENEDICT XVI for reminding Catholics to be compassionate towards animals. Following his predecessor JOHN PAUL II's proclamation that animals have souls, Benedict has slammed the practice...

Gibson Asked To Stage Christ's Crucifixion

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST director MEL GIBSON is considering recreating JESUS CHRIST's crucifixion in the streets of Sydney, Australia - if the city wins its bid to host a major Catholic gathering. Organisers...

The Pope Refused To Attend Live 8

Live 8 organiser SIR BOB GELDOF asked POPE BENEDICT XVI to appear at a British Live 8 concert but only received a signed photo and refusal letter in return. Geldof wanted the newly-elected...

Church Attacks The Pope

Catholic singer CHARLOTTE CHURCH has lambasted POPE BENEDICT XVI for campaigning to ban her beloved HARRY POTTER books. The VOICE OF AN ANGEL star performed for the new religious leader's late predecessor POPE JOHN...

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'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Has Worn Joss Whedon Out

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Rosewater - Movie Review

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Ryan Adams Covers Bryan Adams' 'Summer of 69' in Nashville [Video]

Some twelve years after he had a heckler removed for requesting Bryan...

Samba - Movie Review

Some very big themes are given space to breathe in this remarkably naturalistic drama, which is livened up by terrific...

Enrique Iglesias Is Second Biggest Victor At 2015 Latin Music Awards

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'Unfriended' Brings Horror To Screen Addicts

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