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Astbury Forms New Acoustic Covers Band

THE CULT frontman IAN ASTBURY has formed a new acoustic band, called THE SOFT REVOLT.The She Sells Sanctuary hitmaker insists his new covers act doesn't mean the end of The Cult - it just allows...

Astbury Making Movie Based On Nobel Prize Winner's Book

THE CULT frontman IAN ASTBURY is hoping to add documentarian to his resume by making a movie based on Nobel Prize-winning author Andrea Smith's book Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide.The rocker, who has...

The Cult Spread The Love On Upcoming World Tour

Rockers THE CULT are planning a world tour featuring just the music from their hit 1985 album LOVE.Band founders Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy insist the seminal album is their best - and they'll play...

Harold And Kumar Actor Goes To The White House

The star of the cult Harold and Kumar films is to take a job in the administration of US president Barack Obama.Kal Penn, who plays Kumar in the popular stoner comedies, is to work in...

By on 09 April 2009

Pirates Director To Take Online Role-playing To Movies

Director Gore Verbinski is to turn a news article about online role-playing into a film, reports claim.According to Variety, the Pirates of the Caribbean helmer and Universal Pictures have acquired the rights to a 2007...

By on 17 December 2008

Sachs Takes Coronation Street Role

Actor Andrew Sachs has agreed to appear in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street.Sachs, who previously played Manuel in the cult comedy Fawlty Towers hit the headlines earlier this year when comedian Russell Brand and...

By on 14 December 2008

Cult Drummer Lee Dead At 39

One-time THE CULT drummer MICHAEL LEE has died at the age of 39. Lee, who passed away on Monday (24Nov08), performed with The Cult founders Billy Duffy and Ian Astbury on their Ceremony tour. He...

Fascinating Fact 5631

Members of VAN HALEN and THE CULT have teamed up to record a new rock anthem for SAMMY HAGAR's upcoming album. Former Van Halen rockers Hagar and bass player MICHAEL ANTHONY have recruited onetime THE...

Top Gear Presenters Demand Equal Pay

Top Gear presenters Richard Hammond and James May are said to be threatening to quit unless they receive the same pay as Jeremy Clarkson.Media reports have claimed that while Clarkson is paid a reputed £1...

By on 05 July 2008

Russell T Davies To Leave Doctor Who

Russell T Davies is to step down as executive producer of the BBC hit show Doctor Who.Davies brought the cult show back on to British television in 2005, breathing new life into the character and...

By on 20 May 2008

Bowie Says Musical Claims Are 'Absolute Toss'

David Bowie has rubbished rumours that he has given permission for a musical version of his 1976 film The Man Who Fell To Earth.The Sun newspaper had claimed on Saturday that a version of the...

By on 20 May 2008

Craig Charles Offered New Three-year Corrie Contract

Craig Charles has been offered a new three-year contract with ITV soap Coronation Street.The former Red Dwarf actor, who plays cab driver Lloyd Mullaney in the show, had previously only been offered short-term contacts and...

By on 13 April 2008

Astbury Blasts Led Zeppelin Tour Claims

THE CULT frontman IAN ASTBURY has hit out at claims he announced the band would be supporting LED ZEPPELIN on tour - blaming a noisy concert audience and creative journalists for the false rumour. Astbury...

Lindsay Lohan To Star Alongside Jack Black

LINDSAY LOHAN is returning to her comedic roots with a starring role in JACK BLACK's new film.The Hollywood starlet, who garnered praised for her funny turn in the cult hit MEAN GIRLS, will join Black...

By on 22 February 2008

Red Dwarf Star Arrested After Threatening Binman With Knife

An actor form the Red Dwarf television programme has been arrested after reports he threatened a binman with a knife.Daniel John-Jules, 47, who played the Cat in the cult TV show, was arrested in north-west...

By on 16 February 2008

Bond To Receive Stamp Memorial

The centenary of the birth of James Bond creator Ian Fleming is to be celebrated next month with six extra-long stamps, Royal Mail has confirmed.The six stamps will each feature different editions of his most...

By on 28 December 2007

Zeppelin Tour 'Confirmed'

Fans that missed out on a ticket for Led Zeppelin's long-awaited reunion concert could be in luck - it looks like rumours of a 2008 tour are true.Though the reformed rockers have brushed aside questions...

By on 21 November 2007

Led Zeppelin To Tour With The Cult

LED ZEPPELIN are to tour in 2008 - with THE CULT as their opening act. Cult frontman Ian Astbury, let the news slip during a concert in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday (17Nov07) according to MTVnews.com....

Led Zeppelin To Tour With The Cult

LED ZEPPELIN are to tour in 2008 - with THE CULT as their opening act. Cult frontman Ian Astbury, let the news slip during a concert in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday (17Nov07) according to MTVnews.com....

Hopkins: Acting About Celebrity

Beowulf star Sir Anthony Hopkins has said he believes modern-day acting is dominated by the cult of celebrity.Speaking on BBC1's Tonight with Jonathan Ross programme set for broadcast this evening, Sir Anthony described himself as...

By on 09 November 2007

Juno Joy At Rome Film Festival

Quirky comedy Juno, about an unwanted teenage pregnancy, has won the top prize at the second annual Rome film festival.The Jason Reitman film, taking its UK box at the Times BFI 51st London film festival...

By on 29 October 2007

Astbury: 'Riders On The Storm Inspired Me To Reform The Cult'

Rocker IAN ASTBURY became so inspired working on THE DOORS offshoot band RIDERS OF THE STORM, he decided to reform his 1980s group, THE CULT. The star learned valuable lessons from ex The Doors stars...

South Park Goes Digital

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have signed a deal with Viacom to create a digital animation studio that will extend the show's outreach.The offbeat cartoon will now be available online, on people's...

By on 28 August 2007

Wilson's Manchester An "Alternative Metropolis"

Comedian and actor Steve Coogan has paid tribute to the late Factory Records boss Tony Wilson, saying he created Manchester's "alternative metropolis".Coogan played Wilson in the cult film 24 Hour Party People, which portrayed Wilson's...

By on 21 August 2007

The Cult Announce Another Line-up

Rockers THE CULT have settled on a new line-up featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer JOHN TEMPESTA. The Love Removal MAChine hitmakers, Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy, whose ranks have included former Guns N' Roses star...

The Cult Return

Rocker IAN ASTBURY is heading out on the road with THE CULT again after taking a break to front THE DOORS spin-off 21ST CENTURY DOORS/RIDERS ON THE STORM. The Love Removal MAChine star quit Ray...

The Cult Star Duffy's Supergroup Gets Signed

THE CULT star BILLY DUFFY's new rock supergroup has become the first act signed to Koch Records' new metal division. The Los Angeles-based outfit, Circus Diablo, features Duffy on guitar, Velvet Revolver's Matt Sorum on...

Tarantino Up For Palme D'or

Quentin Tarantino has been nominated for the top Cannes film prize ahead of this year's festival, which begins on May 16th. The cult director has been awarded a place on the shortlist for his film Death...

By on 19 April 2007

Tarantino Up For Palme D'or

Quentin Tarantino has been nominated for the top Cannes film prize ahead of this year's festival, which begins on May 16th. The cult director has been awarded a place on the shortlist for his film Death...

By on 19 April 2007

Life On Mars Up For 3 Baftas

LIFE ON MARS, the hit BBC1 cop show set in the 70s, has been nominated for no less than three Bafta awards.The cult show, which has only run for two series, is a time-travel drama...

By on 11 April 2007

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Jason Schwartzman - Interview

Jason Schwartzman took some time to discuss his new film as well as discussing the upcoming second season of 'Mozart's Jungle', and the potential of...

JK Rowling, Queen Of Twitter, Takes On Westboro Baptist Church

The Westboro Baptist Church are the latest twitter trolls to think they can take on the mighty JK Rowling.

The End Of The Tour - Trailer

David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg), a young novelist and writer for Rolling Stone magazine, spent five days with David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) over...

Jamie Foxx Remembers Mind Blowing First Meeting Of 'Quiet Dude' John Legend

The actor/musician couldn't believe he was a singer upon first meeting him.

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Rita Ora Becomes The Target Of ASAP Rocky On Misogynistic New Track 'Better Days'

The rapper’s latest album contains some offensive lyrics aimed at singer Rita Ora.

Al Pacino Admits He's A Fan Of Tom Hanks 'I've Written Him Fan Mail!'

'The Godfather' star is a big fan of the Hollywood star.

Nicki Minaj - The Night Is Still Young Video

Nicki Minaj has unleashed the video to her latest single 'The Night Is Still Young', taken from her US Rap and R&B Chart number one album 'The...

How Did Miley Cyrus Ensure Netflix Gave 'Grace and Frankie' A Second Season?

Netflix has renewed the comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin thanks in no small part to Miley Cyrus.

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