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Corbett Is Sick Of Playing The Boyfriend

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SEX + THE CITY star John Corbett is turning down movie after movie because he's sick of playing the boyfriend in romantic comedies.

The actor, who has romanced Kate Hudson (Raising Helen), Nia Vardalos (MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING) and Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex + The City) in various films and TV shows, is now taking a break from movies to record a new country rock album in Nashville, Tennessee, because he's tired of scripts that have him playing boyfriends to leading ladies.

He says, "That's getting less and less fantastic. I'm lucky that I get asked to play these roles, and I'm picking the best of what I'm offered, but I've never done a movie with guys.

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Hudson Dubbed A 'Snob'

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Actress Kate Hudson is a rude "snob", according to castmates on new movie Raising Helen.

Other stars of the film - in which Hudson plays a young woman forced to bring up her sister and brother-in-law's children when the couple die in a car accident - insists reports of her sunny disposition are untrue.

An on-set source tells Britain's STAR magazine, "(She) wouldn't even speak to us.

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Potter's Magic Scores Another Us Number One

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Harry Potter's magic has cast a spell on the American box office again after raking in $92.6 million (GBP51.4 million) in its opening weekend (04JUN-06JUN04).

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN ended Shrek 2's two-week run at the top, but the animated blockbuster still brought in a staggering $37 million (GBP20.5 million) in its third weekend on release.

The film has made a total of $360 million (GBP200 million).

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Shrek 2 Overpowers The Day After Tomorrow

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Animated sequel Shrek 2 has fought off the hype surrounding epic disaster movie The Day After Tomorrow to retain the number one spot at the American box office.

The cartoon comedy took an estimated $73.1 million (GBP40.6 million) over the weekend (29-30MAY04), while the special effects laden The Day After Tomorrow - starring Jake Gyllenhaal and DENNIS QUAID - opened with $70 million (GBP38.8 million).

Big-budget film TROY slipped one place to three with $11.5 million (GBP6.4 million), while the Kate Hudson comedy Raising Helen debuted with $11.2 million (GBP6.2 million).

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Goldie's Son Gets Engaged

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Becoming an uncle has inspired Kate Hudson's actor brother Oliver Hudson to start making family plans - he has proposed to girlfriend ERINN (corr) BARTLETT.

The couple made their announcement official at the premiere of new mum Kate's new film Raising Helen in Hollywood on Wednesday (26MAY04).

And Hudson, Goldie Hawn's son, admits the decision was an easy one to make - after he became an uncle to baby RYDER in January (04).

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Mirren Opts For Facelift?

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British actress Helen Mirren has fuelled speculation she has had a facelift after revealing a new wrinkles-free face.

The CALENDAR GIRLS star, 58, is believed to have succumbed to the surgeon's knife after appearing looking noticeably younger on the set of her latest film Raising Helen, co-starring Kate Hudson.

British-based plastic surgeon ALEX KARIDIS comments, "It is possible Helen has undergone some sort of eye lift.

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Raising Helen To Premiere At Tribeca Film Festival

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Kate Hudson and John Corbett's new movie Raising Helen will premiere on the opening night of New York's Tribeca Film Festival on 1 May (04).

The movie features Hudson as a modelling agency assistant who must raise her sister's three children after her sister and brother-in-law due in a car accident.

Former SEX AND THE CITY star Corbett plays a pastor who helps her and ends up falling in love with her.

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Hudson Sars Fears

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Hollywood actress Kate Hudson's new film has been delayed - following fears she was suffering from the SARS virus.

ALMOST FAMOUS starlet Hudson - daughter of GOLDIE HAWN - fell ill on the New York set of her new project Raising Helen, becoming the first of several cast and crew members to catch a mysterious bug.

Her mother feared the worst after 23 suspected cases of Sars (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) have already been reported in New York.

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Garry Marshall Welcomes First Grandchild

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Pretty Woman director Garry Marshall has welcomed the birth of his very
first grandchild.

The film-maker's son, SCOTT MARSHALL, and wife ELISSA welcomed SAM JAMES
MARSHALL on 1 April (03), who weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces (3.5 kilograms) on
arrival at Los Angeles' CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER.

Scott, a second unit director, is currently working with his father on the
Kate Hudson film Raising Helen.

Kate Hudson.s Illness Halts Filming

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Filming on the New York set of Kate Hudson's new movie Raising Helen was
shut down yesterday (15APR03) - after the actress fell ill.

The Hollywood beauty, daughter of actress Goldie Hawn, was shooting in the
West Village area of Manhattan when a cold caused work to be halted.

A spokesman for Hudson says, "Kate was sick and they did have to shut it
down. She's under the weather."

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