Fact: Moulin Rouge! star Ewan McGregor is set to fly in a fighter aircraft with his pilot brother Colin to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. He says, "(It's) a privilege to pay tribute to the courage and sacrifice of those who fought in the battle".
Fact: MAMMA MIA! director PHYLLIDA LLOYD has been awarded a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) award in the Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's Honours list. Meanwhile, composer Craig Armstrong - who created the scores for Moulin Rouge! and Love Actually - was handed an Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Fact: Moulin Rouge! and AUSTRALIA director Baz Luhrmann is to sit in for absent dancing expert Len Goodman when the Dancing With The Stars judge takes a week off from the U.S. show next week (beg28Sep09).
Fact: Australian actress Nicole Kidman's first biological child will be born in Tennessee, where the Moulin Rouge! star lives with her country music singer husband Keith Urban. The baby is expected later this summer (08).
Fact: <p>Moulin Rouge! star John Leguizamo is preparing to don his medical scrubs after landing a guest spot on hit drama ER. The Latino actor will play a medical student who is also a Gulf War veteran in two episodes which will air in the US in November (05). </p>