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Henry To Star In Hollywood Movie

French soccer star THIERRY HENRY is tipped to be a Hollywood superstar after catching the eye of celebrated US film-maker SPIKE LEE. The sexy sportsman - who plays for London team ARSENAL - has...

Washington Does His Bit For Charity

Generous Hollywood star DENZEL WASHINGTON has donated thousands of dollars to a US army centre which is helping soldiers wounded in Iraq. The MAN ON FIRE star dug deep after visiting the specialist burns...

Oprah Tops The New Celebrity 100

Media mogul and TV talk show queen OPRAH WINFREY has topped the new 2005 FORBES magazine Celebrity 100 list. The annual Forbes list ranks celebrities according to their power, salaries and media presence....

Del Toro Paid Millions For Doing Nothing

Actor BENICIO DEL TORO was recently paid a staggering $5 million (GBP2.7 million) - for doing nothing. Del Toro, 38, was recruited to star in a DENZEL WASHINGTON thriller, but the Hollywood studio pulled...

Cheadle Set To Replace Denzel As Drug Lord

HOTEL RWANDA star DON CHEADLE has given controversial movie AMERICAN GANGSTER a new lease of life after the project was halted due to financial restrictions. DENZEL WASHINGTON was originally slated to star as 1970s...

Washington Refuses To Bare Flesh

OSCAR-winner DENZEL WASHINGTON has refused to remove any clothes in his future movies - because he hates keeping his body toned. The 50-year-old actor fears he's lost his muscular physique and he'd rather turn...

Ciara Leads The Pack At Bet Awards

R+B sensation CIARA is celebrating after picking up four nominations for the upcoming 2005 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION (BET) AWARDS. The GOODIES singer leads the pack with her nods for Best Female R+B Artist, Best...

Dempsey Is Top Doc

Hunky PATRICK DEMPSEY has shot straight to the top of a new hot doctor poll thanks to his new hit US TV show. The actor's GREY'S ANATOMY character DR DEREK SHEPHERD beat out GREGORY...

Washington Raises Money With Broadway Show

OSCAR-winner DENZEL WASHINGTON is using his current stint on Broadway to raise money for an AIDS charity. The 50-year-old actor is starring as WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's JULIUS CAESAR in New York's theatre district and has...

Foster Teams Up With Washington

OSCAR-winning actress JODIE FOSTER is set to make a rare appearance on the big screen, after signing up to star alongside DENZEL WASHINGTON and CLIVE OWEN in INSIDE MAN. The movie, which will be...

Fantasia Tries To Impress Denzel With Tv Roles

AMERICAN IDOL winner FANTASIA is breaking out into TV in America in the hope of raising the attention of her hero DENZEL WASHINGTON. The singer will play soul great ARETHA FRANKLIN on an upcoming...

Hotel Rwanda Director Takes Over Cancelled Washington Film

HOTEL RWANDA writer and director TERRY GEORGE will resurrect cancelled film AMERICAN GANGSTER, only six months after the thriller was pulled by studio bosses. OSCAR-winners DENZEL WASHINGTON and BENICIO DEL TORO were set to...

Diddy's Plans For 'Black Ocean's Eleven'

Hip-hop entrepreneur SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS wants to make a OCEAN'S ELEVEN-style movie starring contemporary black icons. The rapper feels the 2001 heist thriller, which boasted an ensemble cast starring GEORGE CLOONEY, MATT DAMON,...

Foxx Hopes Oscar Win Will Inspire African-americans

JAMIE FOXX is particularly thrilled he and MORGAN FREEMAN won both male acting OSCARS on Sunday (27FEB05), because their double triumph will inspire black children to dream big. Foxx won the Best Actor statuette...

Denzel To Bring Davis Jr's Life To The Screen

The life of legendary crooner and entertainer SAMMY DAVIS JR is to be made into a movie, OSCAR-winning actor DENZEL WASHINGTON has announced. TRAINING DAY star Washington has written the foreword to the paperback...

Leno Thanks Star Signers

American chat show host JAY LENO has taken out a full-page ad in movie industry trade magazine DAILY VARIETY thanking the 64 stars who signed his Harley Davidson motorbike. The comedian auctioned the bike...

Ossie Davis Honoured At Malcolm X Screening

SPIKE LEE, DENZEL WASHINGTON and WESLEY SNIPES were among a host of stars who paid special tribute to late actor OSSIE DAVIS in New York City on Monday (07FEB05). The remembrances came at an...

Mendes Prefers Nudity To Screen Sex

2 FAST 2 FURIOUS beauty EVA MENDES detests acting out sex scenes so much, she'd prefer to appear fully nude onscreen than have to go through with one. The sexy actress, ex-girlfriend of MATT...

Washington Gives Us Soldiers Purple Hearts

OSCAR-winning actor DENZEL WASHINGTON has presented Purple Hearts to honour Texan soldiers wounded while serving in Iraq. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE actor was invited by the US Army to help recognise the soldiers as they...

Washington's Theatre Dreams

DENZEL WASHINGTON is delighted he's putting his film career on hold to star in the Broadway, New York, production of JULIUS CAESAR, because he's desperate to earn a smaller salary. Washington recently complained he...

Washington To Tread The Boards

Actor DENZEL WASHINGTON is putting his big screen career on hold to star in a Broadway, New York, production of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's JULIUS CAESAR. The play will be directed by five-times TONY AWARD winner...

Washington's Literary Inspiration

Hollywood icon DENZEL WASHINGTON draws on legendary American investigative reporters CARL BERNSTEIN and BOB WOODWARD when preparing for relevant screen roles. The TRAINING DAY star found Woodward's influence particularly useful when he was preparing...

Washington: 'I Get Paid Too Much'

Hollywood star DENZEL WASHINGTON was overwhelmed with guilt when he picked up a $20 million (GBP11 million) pay check for starring in the movie OUT OF TIME. The OSCAR winner is the first black...

Fuqua Battles Universal Over Defunct Film

TRAINING DAY director ANTOINE FUQUA is considering filing a breach of contract lawsuit against UNIVERSAL bosses after being sacked from the now defunct gangster film TRU BLU for feuding with studio heads. Universal have...

Jackie Collins Blasts Boring Young Stars

Novelist JACKIE COLLINS fears Hollywood is running out of true stars because actresses like KIRSTEN DUNST and REESE WITHERSPOON are "boring". The writer, who bases the storylines in her bestsellers on real movie stars...

Washington And Del Toro's Film Off?

DENZEL WASHINGTON and BENICIO DEL TORO's hot new movie has reportedly been cancelled because it's too expensive to complete. The pair were set to team up in TRU BLU, the real-life story of infamous...

Fuqua 'Fired' From Tru Blu

Director ANTOINE FUQUA has reportedly been fired from the forthcoming DENZEL WASHINGTON film TRU BLU. According to American gossip site PAGESIX.COM, the TRAINING DAY movie maker was "unceremoniously let go" from the crime thriller,...

Washington Thanks Good Looks For Movie Success

Hunky actor DENZEL WASHINGTON credits his good looks with his Hollywood success. The TRAINING DAY star finds it difficult to accept his sex symbol status, but admits movie directors would never have given him...

Washington Made Man On Fire A Christian

DENZEL WASHINGTON insisted on making his violent character in new movie MAN ON FIRE a Christian, to give the role more depth. The OSCAR-winning actor - who can quote most of the Bible verbatim...

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