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Oprah's Doctor Helped Queen Latifah Quit Smoking

QUEEN LATIFAH has publicly thanked OPRAH WINFREY for helping her to quit smoking. The CHICAGO star, a self-confessed "avid watcher" of Winfrey's daily talk show, was so distressed when guest DR MEHMET OZ showed the...

Janney Joins Cast Of Hairspray

ALLISON JANNEY is leaving White House drama THE WEST WING far behind and joining the cast of the big screen version of HAIRSPRAY. Janney, who has won four Emmy Awards for her role as White...

Walken Teams Up With Travolta For Hairspray

CHRISTOPHER WALKEN is set to play JOHN TRAVOLTA's husband in the big screen adaptation of HAIRSPRAY. The PULP FICTION star is replacing JIM BROADBENT, who was originally cast as WILBUR TURNBLAD. Walken will join Travolta,...

Duncan Ditches Bodyguard Duty For Films

THE GREEN MILE star MICHAEL CLARKE DUNCAN was a bodyguard for top Hollywood stars before deciding to try his own luck as an actor. The beefy 360 pound (163 kilograms) star watched over celebrities including...

Broadbent To Play Travolta's Hairspray Husband

British actor JIM BROADBENT has been added to the cast of movie musical HAIRSPRAY after beating BILLY CRYSTAL to play JOHN TRAVOLTA's husband. Oscar-winning IRIS star Broadbent will play WILBUR TURNBLAD, the father of the...

Izzard Slams Travolta's Transvestite Performance

British funnyman EDDIE IZZARD has blasted JOHN TRAVOLTA's portrayal of a transvestite in cult comedy HAIRSPRAY as cliched - before the actor has even begun filming his role. Travolta has signed up to bend genders...

Hairspray Says Goodbye To Baltimore

The producers of much-anticipated movie musical HAIRSPRAY have upset film fans in Baltimore, Maryland by deciding to shoot the project in Canada. The original Hairspray movie and hit Broadway musical were set in Baltimore, where...

Russell Joins The Covergirls

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III star KERI RUSSELL has joined the ranks of the beauties at cosmetics firm Covergirl. The actress joins CHRISTIE BRINKLEY and QUEEN LATIFAH as the company's latest spokesmodel, showing off the new Outlast...

Pfeiffer Set To Sing In Hairspray

MICHELLE PFEIFFER has joined the cast of the forthcoming big screen version of HAIRSPRAY as villain VELMA VON TUSSEL. The star joins JOHN TRAVOLTA, QUEEN LATIFAH, AMANDA BYNES and newcomer NIKKI BLONSKY, who'll play...

Duff Sprays Hairspray On Broadway

HILARY DUFF's older sister is heading for the limelight after signing on to star in hit Broadway, New York musical HAIRSPRAY. HAYLIE DUFF will play make her Broadway debut as bitch AMBER VON TUSSLE next...

Unknown Teen Lands Hairspray Lead

Unknown teenager NIKKI BLONSKY has landed the role of a lifetime - as the chubby star of the HAIRSPRAY movie remake. The 17-year-old New Yorker will play hefty heroine TRACY TURNBLAD in the star-studded new...

Queen Latifah To Become Senator?

Rapper and actress QUEEN LATIFAH is considering turning to politics and running for the US Senate. The rapper - real name DANA OWENS - was making an appearance on Capitol Hill in Washington DC to...

Bynes Added To Hairspray Cast

Teen queen AMANDA BYNES has been added to the cast of movie musical HAIRSPRAY, taking over the role LESLIE ANN POWERS played in the 1988 JOHN WATERS original. As perky PENNY PINGLETON, Bynes joins an...

Queen Latifah Supports Music Mogul Friend In Court

Rapper/actress QUEEN LATIFAH was in court yesterday (06JUN06) to see her friend, hip-hop manager JIMMY 'HENCHMAN' ROSEMOND, sentenced for misdemeanour assault. Rosemond, manager of rapper THE GAME, received just three years of unsupervised probation and...

Latifah + Foxx Team Up For Aids Drama

QUEEN LATIFAH and JAMIE FOXX are teaming up to produce a new hard-hitting TV drama about the HIV crisis in the black community. Latifah, real name DANA OWENS, will also star in the TV film,...

Romano Refused To Meet Queen Latifah

Actor RAY ROMANO refused to meet QUEEN LATIFAH when he spotted her dining in a restaurant, because he didn't want to ruin the chemistry the two had established on-screen. The pair co-star in ICE AGE:...

Queen Latifah To Star As Welfare Queen

QUEEN LATIFAH will star in WELFARE QUEEN, a fact-based story of a woman who scammed the welfare system out of a fortune. This is the first film her production company, Flavor Unit, is making with...

Latifah Plans To Adopt

LATEST: QUEEN LATIFAH has elaborated on her motherhood claims by revealing she plans to join the Hollywood singles who have adopted children. The rapper/actress shocked fans last month (MAR06) when she revealed she was getting...

Latifah Plans Motherhood

QUEEN LATIFAH is putting her music and movie career on hold so she can become a mum. The rapper/actress has given herself a 12 months to realise her lifelong dream of motherhood - and she...

Latifah: 'I Like A Big Butt'

QUEEN LATIFAH is thrilled with her new animated mammoth character in ICE AGE 2 because it's the first time she's had "booty". The actress/rapper insists she has never been complimented on her rear - and...

Jolie Named Top Lesbian Lover

Actress ANGELINA JOLIE has been voted the ultimate lesbian lover by readers of gay magazine Diva. The sultry star topped the list of women lesbians most want to go to bed with, in the magazine's...

Queen Latifah Splashes Out On Gold Tooth

Rapper QUEEN LATIFAH blew all of the money she earned from her first album buying a Jeep - and splashing out on a gold tooth. The musician was only in her teens when she first...

Queen Latifah Creates Make-up Line

QUEEN LATIFAH has created her own make-up line, the Cover Girl Queen Collection, for women of colour. The singer is one of the faces of Cover Girl cosmetics and has teamed with the company to...

Oscar Nominee Wears Beads To The Oscars

Best Song Oscar nominee KATHLEEN `BIRD' YORK was forced to wear cheap beads to the Academy Awards last night (05MAR06) because the budget on CRASH couldn't stretch to hire diamonds for her. The IN THE...

Travolta To Play A Housewife

Movie star JOHN TRAVOLTA is set to display his versatility by playing a housewife in the screen version of HAIRSPRAY - his first musical since 1978 film GREASE. The 52-year-old actor is preparing to take...

Prince Gives New Protege A Boost + Thrills Fans At Show

Reclusive pop superstar PRINCE gave his latest protege TAMAR a boost on Tuesday night (24JAN06) when he joined her onstage at Los Angeles club the Roxy. The sultry singer was playing a showcase concert...

Beckinsale's Vamp Takes A Bite Out Of The Us Box Office

KATE BECKINSALE's return as sexy monster hunter SELENE in UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION tops the US box office with a $27.6 million (GBP15.3 million) opening weekend. The film topples animated feature HOODWINKED and basketball drama GLORY...

T-boz Opens Childrenswear Store

Former TLC star TIONNE 'T-BOZ' WATKINS has opened a childrenswear boutique in Houston, Texas. The WATERFALLS singer, 35, and celebrity stylist TARA ROWNTREE, opened Chase's Closet in the exclusive River Oaks neighbourhood late last...

Latifah To Run For President?

Rapper/actress QUEEN LATIFAH has joked she'd like a job in politics, after being inspired by GEENA DAVIS' role as America's first female president in TV drama COMMANDER IN CHIEF. The star, who opened last...

Hoodwinked Takes Over At The Top After Holiday Weekend Switch

LATEST: Animated fairytale HOODWINKED has displaced basketball drama GLORY ROAD at the top of the Martin Luther King Day weekend box office in America after a Sunday (15JAN06) surge. Glory Road was the clear...

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