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Goldberg To Star On Law + Order

Oscar-winning actress WHOOPI GOLDBERG is set to shock fans by playing a baddie in TV crime drama LAW + ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT. The GHOST star, 50, will share the screen with CHRIS NOTH's character DETECTIVE...

Macy Shadows Snail For Role

Acclaimed actor WILLIAM H MACY was unsure of how to prepare for his latest role in animated movie DOOGAL - because he'd never played a mollusk before. The FARGO star, who voices BRIAN THE SNAIL...

Goldberg Struggles With Menopause

WHOOPI GOLDBERG is struggling with the menopause because her mid-life crisis is sending her "haywire". The actress admits it's ruining her sex life because her body can't decide whether or not it wants to make...

Hosts And Stars Team Up To Poke Fun At Presenting The Oscars

BILLY CRYSTAL, MEL GIBSON, STEVE MARTIN, CHRIS ROCK, HALLE BERRY and GEORGE CLOONEY teamed up to start last night's (05MAR06) Oscars telecast on a hilarious note - with a skit about hosting the Academy Awards....

Stewart Urges Oscar Bosses To Hand Out Cinema Discounts

Funnyman JON STEWART is convinced more top comics would be willing to host the Oscars if organisers offered them lifetime cinema passes. The comedian, who will make his first Academy Awards appearance on Sunday...

Madea's Family Reunion Tops Us Box Office

DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN star TYLER PERRY's latest movie, MADEA'S FAMILY REUNION, shot straight to the top of the US box office with $30.25 (GBP17.8 million) in takings over the weekend. Based...

Goldberg Gone Mad With Menopause

The menopause has driven Oscar-winning actress WHOOPI GOLDBERG completely mad. The COLOR PURPLE star, who celebrated her 50th birthday in November (05), insists she doesn't know if she's coming or going since 'the change'...

Winfrey, Whoopi And Tucker Trace Their Roots Back To Africa

OPRAH WINFREY, WHOOPI GOLDBERG and RUSH HOUR star CHRIS TUCKER are getting the chance to trace their roots in Africa as part of a new US documentary series. Harvard University scholar HENRY LOUIS GATES...

Crystal Says No To Ninth Oscars

Eight-time Oscar host BILLY CRYSTAL has turned down an offer to return as the presenter of the Academy Awards in 2006. Crystal, an Oscars favourite, cited his busy work schedule, which includes touring with...

Goldberg Rates Prince Edward

Movie star WHOOPI GOLDBERG has hailed British royal PRINCE EDWARD as "one groovy cat". The GHOST actress has been enjoying a string of dinner dates with QUEEN ELIZABETH II's youngest son during his recent...

Whoopi's Oscar Gown Is The Highlight At Bob Mackie Auction

The QUEEN ELIZABETH I costume WHOOPI GOLDBERG wore during her hosting stint at the 1999 Academy Awards helped to raise over $440,000 (GBP244,400) for Aids research at a Christie's auction in New York last night...

Whoopi Turned Down The Color Purple Role

WHOOPI GOLDBERG initially turned down the lead role in hit movie THE COLOR PURPLE because she didn't think she was worthy of the role of CELIE. The humble actress was stunned when STEVEN SPIELBERG...

Goldberg Thanks Swayze For Ghost Oscar

WHOOPI GOLDBERG will forever be indebted to PATRICK SWAYZE for her Oscar-winning role in GHOST - because the actor insisted he'd only star in the film if the comedienne appeared too. Goldberg admits she...

Goldberg Fights To Turn Holocaust Drama Into Movie

WHOOPI GOLDBERG is fighting to turn German writer HANS MASSAQUOI's harrowing account of the Holocaust into a new movie, but studio executives can't see the point of the project. The GHOST star has spent...

Goldberg Feared She Had Gone Too Far With Et Joke

WHOOPI GOLDBERG was terrified she'd blown her movie break in STEVEN SPIELBERG's THE COLOR PURPLE when she poked fun at the movie-maker's hit alien film ET The comedienne-turned-actress invited Spielberg to a stand-up show...

Steve Martin's Comedy Career Honoured

American actor STEVE MARTIN was awarded the Mark Twain Prize For American Humour at Washington DC's Kennedy Center Concert Hall yesterday (23OCT05). A galaxy of stars including TOM HANKS, PAUL SIMON, ERIC IDLE, DIANE...

Goldberg Requests Tents And Bicycles For Hurricane Victims

WHOOPI GOLDBERG is urging members of public to send tents and bicycles to people in the hurricane-ravaged areas of America's Gulf region, after travelling there to asses the needs herself. After seeing the death...

Goldberg Improves Social Skills With Poker Nights

WHOOPI GOLDBERG is hosting poker nights at her home, in a bid to improve her social skills. The GHOST star sometimes hosts as many as 30 people in her Vermont home - and even...

Goldberg Tips Degeneres At Next Oscars Host

THE COLOR PURPLE star WHOOPI GOLDBERG has ruled out the possibility of ever hosting the Academy Awards again - and she's recommending ELLEN DeGENERES for the job. Goldberg has had enough after hosting the...

Freeman Hosts Mississippi Rising Concert

Oscar-winning actor MORGAN FREEMAN was joined by nearly 40 American stars when he hosted an emotional Hurricane Katrina benefit concert Mississippi Rising on Saturday (01OCT05). The veteran screen star took to the stage in...

Winfrey To Produce Broadway Musical

US talk show host OPRAH WINFREY is branching out to produce a Broadway musical based on ALICE WALKER's critically acclaimed novel THE COLOR PURPLE. Winfrey starred alongside WHOOPI GOLDBERG in the 1985 film version...

Mississippi Stars Team Up For Benefit Concert

FAITH HILL and MORGAN FREEMAN will join a host of Mississippi natives at an upcoming benefit concert for the state's Hurricane Katrina victims. The pair will take the stage at the University of Mississippi...

Crystal Plays Coach To Yankees Coach Torre

BILLY CRYSTAL has signed on to coach his favourite coach as New York Yankees boss JOE TORRE prepares to make his animated movie debut. Torre will lend his voice to upcoming baseball movie YANKEE...

Stars Add Their Voices To Unfinished Reeve Film

WHOOPI GOLDBERG and WILLIAM H MACY have joined forces to make sure tragic SUPERMAN star CHRISTOPHER REEVE's final movie project is completed. Reeve had started directing computer-animated movie YANKEE IRVING before he died last...

Penn Gillette Blasts Cinema Boss Over Film Ban

LATEST: Illusionist-turned-movie producer PENN GILLETTE has blasted AMC Theatres boss DICK WALSH for banning his new film from cinemas across America. AMC Film Group Chairman Walsh took offence to Gillette's new documentary THE ARISTOCRATS,...

The Color Purple Heads To Broadway

The musical adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning novel THE COLOR PURPLE has been such a smash hit in Atlanta, Georgia it's finally heading to Broadway, New York City. Director STEVEN SPIELBERG turned ALICE WALKER's critically-acclaimed...

Menken + Slater Take Sister Act To The Stage

Composer ALAN MENKEN and lyricist GLENN SLATER have joined forces in a bid to turn WHOOPI GOLDBERG's hit comedy SISTER ACT into a new musical. The duo hopes to stage the show in Pasadena,...

Snl Star Mocks Cruise And Holmes Romance

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE funnywoman TINA FEY mocked TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES' high-profile romance in front of a host of celebrities on Wednesday night (25MAY05). The MEAN GIRLS star and scriptwriter and fellow SNL...

Steve Martin To Receive Mark Twain Prize

ROXANNE star STEVE MARTIN has been chosen to receive the eighth annual MARK TWAIN PRIZE for American Humour. The 59-year-old comedian will receive his honour on 23 October (05) during a ceremony at the...

Banned Film Wins Best Tribeca Movie Award

Director LI SHAOHONG's controversial movie STOLEN LIFE has won the Best Film award at ROBERT DE NIRO's TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL - despite the fact Shaohong's film was banned in her native China. De...

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