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Emma Watson Models For People Tree

Emma Watson has fronted the new advertising campaign for People Tree. The 'Harry Potter' star - who first joined forces with the ethical clothing company when she designed a collection for them last year -...

Movie Reviews Eat Pray Love

Several critics are giving Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts, an even tougher going-over than they are to The Expendables. Even Roberts, who generally receives fine notices from them, can't escape their darts. "Twenty years...

Julia Roberts Converts To Hinduism

Julia Roberts has converted to Hinduism.The 42-year-old actress - who has five-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, and son Henry, three, with her cameraman husband Daniel Moder - apparently turned to the religion while filming her...

Peter Andre Grieves For Dead Fan

Peter Andre has been left "heartbroken" by the death of one of his fans.The 'Behind Closed Doors' singer struck up a friendship with 104-year-old Ivy Bean on social networking website twitter and came to view...

Michael Sheen's Bowie-inspired Character

Michael Sheen based his latest Disney role on David Bowie's character Ziggy Stardust.The Welsh actor revealed he sought inspiration from the alien-come-rock star persona created by the rocker in the 70s, to make his modern,...

Karl Lagerfeld Impressed By Georgia

Karl Lagerfeld says Georgia May Jagger is the perfect choice to model Chanel.The creative director of the renowned fashion house was hugely impressed when the 18-year-old rising catwalk star modelled Chanel's cruise 2010-11 Saint-Tropez collection...

Paul Mccartney Doesn't Like Limos

Paul McCartney finds the modern vision of fame "scary". The 67-year-old former Beatles singer and songwriter doesn't recognise the fame which young stars enjoy today, as he feels much of it is removed from people's...

Lcd Soundsystem Hail End Of The Album

LCD Soundsystem are quitting music because the album format is dead.Mainman James Murphy has previously said the band's forthcoming third album, 'This is Happening', is likely to be their last, and has clarified this is...

Stella Mccartney Reveals Latest Collection

Sir Paul McCartney was in the front row as daughter Stella showcased her latest collection at Paris Fashion Week.The Beatles legend and his girlfriend Nancy Shevell proudly looked on as the designer wowed the audience...

Movie Reviews Percy Jackson & The Olympians The Lightning Thief

Critics are scratching their heads over the plot of Percy Jackson & the Olympians The Lightning Thief , which has to do with a young man whose father was Poseidon, the Greek god of the...

'Poet' Kanye West

Kanye West thinks of himself as a "true poet". The 'Gold Digger' singer, who had a troubled 2009 following his storming of the stage during the MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech from country music...

Couric Draws Smallest Audience Yet

Among the nightly newscasts, NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams took a strong lead, capturing an average of 8 million viewers a night, far better than most primetime programs on any network. ABC's World News...

X-men Star Marsden Set For Straw Dogs Remake

James Marsden is signed up for a 'reimagining' of the controversial 1971 film Straw Dogs, it has been reported.Sam Peckinpah's revenge thriller gained notoriety during the 1980s when it was effectively banned due to a...

By on 23 April 2009

Metallica Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Rock legends Metallica and guitar great Jeff Beck are among the new inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The metal four-piece - who have sold more than 90 million albums - will be...

By on 15 January 2009

Pet Shop Boys To Be Honoured At Brits

The Pet Shop Boys are to be presented with an outstanding contribution to music award at next year's Brits, it has been confirmed.Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe will be honoured and perform at the awards...

By on 03 November 2008

Fair-weather Fans Bail On Series

Fox's coverage of the World Series, which had drawn decent ratings for thefirst two games, saw those ratings plummet Saturday as rain delayed thegame's start until after 10 00 p.m. Eastern Time. It ended dramatically...

Rave Reviews For Kenneth Branagh's West End Return

Kenneth Branagh's first performance on the London stage in five years has already been heralded as the "performance of the year".The actor takes the lead role in a revival of Anton Chekhov's Ivanov and earned...

By on 18 September 2008

Cinema Voiceover Legend Don Lafontaine Dies At 68

Don LaFontaine, the man responsible for lending his gravelly tones to more than 5,000 film trailers, has died aged 68.Famed for making the words "In a world… " a staple of cinema previews, LaFontaine had...

By on 03 September 2008

Hopkins Confirmed For King Lear

Anthony Hopkins has been confirmed to take the lead role in a new adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy KING LEAR.The Oscar-winning actor is reportedly "thrilled" to have the opportunity to reprise the role, having already...

By on 26 June 2008

Mr Brightside Named As UK's No 1 Driving Song

The Killers' Mr Brightside has been pinpointed as the definitive driving song in a new poll of British motorists.The track from the Las Vegas band's 2004 album Hot Fuss defeated classic rock efforts such as...

By on 23 May 2008

Turner Prize Shortlist Annouced

Three women dominate this year's Turner Prize shortlist, traditionally one of the most controversial in British art, announced earlier today.Four artists -Runa Islam, Goshka Macuga, Cathy Wilkes and Mark Leckey - were selected to contest...

By on 13 May 2008

Oscar-winning Director Anthony Minghella Dies At 54

Anthony Minghella, the Oscar-winning director of The English Patient, has died aged 54, his agent has said.Minghella's movie directing career commenced with the 1990 romance Truly, Madly, Deeply, starring Julia Stevenson and Alan Rickman, and...

By on 18 March 2008

Oscar Takes A Dive

Nielsen's "fast affiliate" results on Monday revealed that Sunday night's Oscar telecast averaged 29.16 million viewers, the lowest number for the ceremonies since the modern ratings system was launched more than 30 years ago. The...

Minghella And Curtis Adapt No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Award-winning director Anthony Minghella is working with Richard Curtis on an adaptation of the bestselling novel The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.Set to screen on BBC1 in March, the TV movie was shot by Cold...

By on 21 February 2008

The Simpsons Recreate Album Cover In Promotional Stunt

The creators of THE SIMPSONS MOVIE have recreated the cover of PINK FLOYD's 1977 album ANIMALS, as a promotional act for the film's DVD release today. A giant inflatable Spider Pig, HOMER SIMPSON's pet in...

By on 19 December 2007

Exorcist Named Scariest Ever

The Exorcist has been named the scariest film ever made in a new survey, while Silence of the Lambs baddie Hannibal Lecter was voted the top villain.A poll of more 5,000 movielovers by MSN Movies...

By on 30 October 2007

Network Ratings Plummet To Lowest Levels Ever

It was the worst of weeks for the television networks last week as they produced some of their lowest numbers since the modern ratings system began some 20 years ago. Surprisingly, the top-rated show of...

Ratings Slip During Sweep

For a sweeps week that saw numerous series and season finales, ratings for all the major networks appeared lackluster last week. The CBS comedy King of Queens went out with its biggest audience in four...

Couric Newscast Ratings Fall To Record Low

During a week that saw the ratings of all evening newscasts decline, the CBS Evening News With Katie Couric declined the most, falling to 6.05 million viewers -- the fewest ever recorded (or at least...

Indie Band Axed From UK Charts

An aspiring British indie band has seen its first chart efforts disqualified after "over-enthusiastic" fans and friends bought the single in bulk over the Internet. The underhand tactics were spotted by the Official Charts Company,...

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HBO's CEO Is Excited By 'Game Of Thrones' Spinoffs

HBO's CEO Is Excited By 'Game Of Thrones' Spinoffs

There are currently five separate teams working on 'Game of Thrones' projects at HBO.

Pink Looks Starstruck As She Appears On Stage With Guns N' Roses

Pink Looks Starstruck As She Appears On Stage With Guns N' Roses

She's a big fan of the band and this week she got to perform with them.

Foo Fighters Collect Fan Art

Foo Fighters Collect Fan Art

Foo Fighters collect ''weird'' fan art. The 'Run' hitmakers are particularly fond of the pieces they are sent which are a ''little off'' and put them...

'Hocus Pocus' Director Wants Sequel With Original Cast

'Hocus Pocus' Director Wants Sequel With Original Cast

The film looks to be getting a reboot in a straight-to-TV Disney movie.

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