28th February 2005

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Channel 4 Slammed For Reality Tv Torture

British TV network CHANNEL 4 has been publicly criticised by human rights groups for commissioning a Guantanamo Bay-style reality show. The...

28th February 2005 3:42



Owen Thrilled At Wolfgang Offer

British actor CLIVE OWEN is celebrating after landing the lead role in WOLFGANG PETERSEN's eagerly awaited remake of THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE. The...

28th February 2005 3:42



Mad Black Woman Surprises Us Box Office

Comedy DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN has served up a big box office surprise in America after toppling WILL SMITH's HITCH from number one. The...

28th February 2005 3:42



Hungry Cumming Fears Oscars Nomination

Scottish actor ALAN CUMMING hopes he's never nominated for an OSCAR because he couldn't bear to sit through the lengthy ceremony without a snack. ...

28th February 2005 3:42



Frost Sees Sleep Specialist

JUDE LAW's ex-wife SADIE FROST is consulting a top sleep specialist in a desperate attempt to cope with her demanding lifestyle. The...

28th February 2005 3:42



Alley Plans Cheers Reunion Episode

Former CHEERS star KIRSTIE ALLEY is fighting to bring the hit bar sitcom back for a one-off special. The actress, who played bossy manager...

28th February 2005 3:42



Springer Opera Broadway Run Ko'd

LATEST: JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA's impending run on Broadway, New York, has been cancelled following a Christian fundamentalist group's campaign...

28th February 2005 3:42



Farrell Served At Traffic Lights

COLIN FARRELL is heading to court after finally being served by the attorney for a woman accusing the actor of harassment and stalking at traffic...

28th February 2005 3:42



Blanchett And Freeman Take Early Oscars

CATE BLANCHETT and MORGAN FREEMAN have taken the first acting prizes at the 77th ACADEMY AWARDS in Hollywood, scooping the Best Supporting Actress...

28th February 2005 3:42



Church's Cigarette Habit Doomed Love Affair

CHARLOTTE CHURCH's jilted lover blames her incessant smoking for the breakdown of their 14-month affair. KYLE JOHNSON, 20, was disgusted at the...

28th February 2005 3:42



Beck To Debut New Album On The Oc

Tracks from BECK's much-anticipated new album GUERO will debut on his favourite TV show, THE OC, next month (MAR05). Five songs from the album...

28th February 2005 3:42



Imbruglia Paid Husband To Write Songs

Australian pop star NATALIE IMBRUGLIA paid her rocker husband DANIEL JOHNS to write and produce songs for her third album. The SILVERCHAIR...

28th February 2005 3:42



Mel C's Studio Magic With Franz Ferdinand

Former SPICE GIRL MELANIE CHISHOLM has enlisted the help of Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND ahead of her comeback album. The NORTHERN STAR...

28th February 2005 3:42



Franz Ferdinand And Snow Patrol Dominate Meteors

FRANZ FERDINAND and SNOW PATROL shared top honours at Ireland's METEOR MUSIC AWARDS in Dublin on Thursday (24FEB05) with two prizes apiece. ...

28th February 2005 3:42



Sinitta Too Wild For Sensible Pitt

Eighties pop star SINITTA's ex-boyfriend BRAD PITT attempted to tame her wild side by becoming a "mother" figure during their turbulent romance. ...

28th February 2005 3:42



Elton Sacks His Manager

SIR ELTON JOHN has ditched his manager DEREK MACKILLOP after five years following disappointing sales of his 2004 album PEACHTREE ROAD. The...

28th February 2005 3:42



Osbourne Accuses Airport Security Of Stealing Gems

LATEST: JACK OSBOURNE fears security staff at Los Angeles' LAX Airport stole watches and jewellery from his suitcase. The reality TV star and...

28th February 2005 3:42



Shannon's Saucy Scavenger Hunt

AMERICAN PIE star SHANNON ELIZABETH gets naked all over Los Angeles on her birthday - as part of a saucy annual scavenger hunt. The actress and...

28th February 2005 3:42



Messing: 'I Love Nyc'

WILL AND GRACE beauty DEBRA MESSING is desperate to move back to New York, insisting she's only learned to "survive" in Los Angeles. Messing...

28th February 2005 3:42



Swank Joins 100 Per Cent Society

HILARY SWANK's Best Actress victory earns her membership to a very exclusive Hollywood club - she is one of only six actors and actresses to have...

28th February 2005 6:02



Fascinating Oscars Fact:

THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES' AL OTRO LADO DEL RIO (THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER) was the first Spanish-language song ever to be nominated for an OSCAR....

28th February 2005 6:02



The Things They Say At Oscars:

"I'm here to witness some black history. The revolution is being televised." OSCARS presenter SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS championing JAMIE FOXX at the...

28th February 2005 6:02



The Things They Say At The Oscars:

"We may be doing a booty dance during BELIEVE." JOSH GROBAN jokes about dancing with his duet partner BEYONCE KNOWLES at the OSCARS. 28/02/2005...

28th February 2005 6:02



Oscars Green Room Designed By Architectural Experts

Editors at top style magazine ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST commissioned designer ROY CHRISTOPHER to create a sanctuary for celebrities backstage at the...

28th February 2005 6:02



Top Chef's Post-oscars Treat

Celebrity chef WOLFGANG PUCK catered for 1,600 guests at the Governor's Ball after the OSCARS last night (27FEB05). The German culinary expert...

28th February 2005 6:02



Catalina's Oscars Shoe Dilemma

Indecisive Best Actress OSCAR nominee CATALINA SANDINO MORENO was still mulling over which shoes to wear to the ACADEMY AWARDS two hours before the...

28th February 2005 6:02



Oscar Song Nominee Upset Over Ceremony Snub

OSCAR nominee JORGE DREXLER is upset with ACADEMY AWARDS boss GIL CATES for keeping him out of the big show. The Uruguayan songwriter penned...

28th February 2005 6:02



Winslet's Oscars Gem Treat

KATE WINSLET was a winner before she arrived at the OSCARS last night (27FEB05) - she was covered in crystals and diamonds. The FINDING...

28th February 2005 6:02



Beyonce Battles Bad Cold

DESTINY'S CHILD star BEYONCE KNOWLES battled a secret flu virus last week (ends25FEB05) in a desperate bid to make sure she was in top shape at the...

28th February 2005 6:02



Cruz's Oscars Birthday Treat For Brother

PENELOPE CRUZ had a birthday treat for her brother EDUARDO (corr) - she took him to the OSCARS as her date. The actress' little brother turned...

28th February 2005 6:02



Backstreet Boys Aim To Defy Doubters

The BACKSTREET BOYS refused to rush record their comeback album, because they're desperate to prove wrong cynics who believe their time in the pop...

28th February 2005 10:27



French Icon Hardy Blasts 'Vulgar' Madonna

Veteran French singer FRANCOISE HARDY has labelled MADONNA a "vulgar" woman with a detestable face. The 1960s icon - now 61 - is so offended by...

28th February 2005 10:27



Green Day Erased Ernie After Parental Fury

Punk rockers GREEN DAY removed an image of SESAME STREET character ERNIE from their 1994 album DOOKIE, after a stream of complaints from furious...

28th February 2005 10:27



Velvet Revolver Helped Weiland Escape Death

Rocker SCOTT WEILAND owes his life to VELVET REVOLVER, because the band recruited him when he was a near-to-death drug addict. The former STONE...

28th February 2005 10:27



Sims Kisses Fan To Prove Lipstick Works

Model MOLLY SIMS thrilled a teenage fan on American TV on Friday night (25FEB05) by using him as a kissing target. Sims was a guest on CARSON...

28th February 2005 10:27



Cumming Plans More Bathroom Products

Actor ALAN CUMMING is so thrilled with his new "sexy" fragrance, CUMMING, he's planning to put his name behind a number of saucy toiletries. The...

28th February 2005 10:27



Shannon's Saturday Night Spoiled By Prank Calls

AMERICAN PIE star SHANNON ELIZABETH was left stunned when her phone kept ringing a week ago (ends25FEB05) because she didn't think anyone would...

28th February 2005 10:27



Dunaway To Judge Talent Search

Movie great FAYE DUNAWAY is among the brains behind a new reality show to find the next Hollywood great. The legendary actress has teamed up...

28th February 2005 10:27



Eastwood Pays Tribute To Mother's Genes

Hollywood legend CLINT EASTWOOD has vowed to keep on working despite his advancing years, after being inspired by his 96-year-old mother RUTH. ...

28th February 2005 10:27



Rock Praises Kidman's 'Loser' Smile

OSCARS host CHRIS ROCK praised NICOLE KIDMAN for her "great performance" at the 2002 ACADEMY AWARDS, when she lost out to HALLE BERRY. The...

28th February 2005 10:27



Foxx's Daughter Unaware Of Oscar Significance

JAMIE FOXX was brought back down to earth after his triumphant OSCAR win last night (27FEB05), when his young daughter CORRINE pleaded for him to...

28th February 2005 10:27



Eastwood Blasts Media For Scorsese 'Battle'

OSCAR-winning film-maker CLINT EASTWOOD has played down his hyped 'battle' with MARTIN SCORSESE in the weeks approaching the ACADEMY AWARDS. ...

28th February 2005 10:27



Foxx And Penn Clash Over Law

OSCARS host JAMIE FOXX infuriated 2004 winner SEAN PENN at last night's (27FEB05) ACADEMY AWARDS, when he doubted the acting ability of Penn's...

28th February 2005 10:27



Million Dollar Baby Wins Big At Oscars

MILLION DOLLAR BABY and THE AVIATOR have shared the top prizes at the 77th ACADEMY AWARDS in Hollywood. MARTIN SCORSESE's HOWARD HUGHES biopic...

28th February 2005 10:27



Halliwell Eager To Love Herself

Pop beauty GERI HALLIWELL has ruled out the prospect of romance for now - because she's still trying to love herself. The former SPICE GIRL is...

28th February 2005 10:27



Byrne's Book Available In Us Hotels + Motels

Former TALKING HEADS star DAVID BYRNE's new book will be available to people who stay in hotels and motels across America - for free. The tome,...

28th February 2005 10:27



Followill Determined To Keep 'Rooster' Under Control

KINGS OF LEON frontman CALEB FOLLOWILL is determined to take control of his unruly alter-ego, ROOSTER, before the group tours with U2 because he...

28th February 2005 10:27



Imbruglia Praises L'oreal Exposure

NATALIE IMBRUGLIA credits her contract with hair care giants L'OREAL with maintaining her profile in America. The sexy Australian singer has...

28th February 2005 10:27



Gibson's Island Dream Under Threat

MEL GIBSON's Fijian idyllic island getaway is under threat from local villagers, who claim their ancestors were cheated out of the land over a...

28th February 2005 14:32



Mccartney's Wife Plays Dorothy For Charity

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's wife HEATHER is showing off her acting talents, playing DOROTHY from THE WIZARD OF OZ in forthcoming British charity video. ...

28th February 2005 14:32



Nelly And Mcgraw Top UK Charts

Country and western singer TIM McGRAW made his first ever entry into the UK chart with his crossover duet with NELLY. The American singer is a...

28th February 2005 14:32



Osbourne In Awe Of John

Rock icon OZZY OSBOURNE is in awe of British singer SIR ELTON JOHN because he lends so much of his time to his friends and under-privileged people...

28th February 2005 14:32



Simpson To Sing With Westlife

Pop babe JESSICA SIMPSON is set to record a song with Irish boyband WESTLIFE in a bid to boost her profile in Europe. The 24-year-old beauty is...

28th February 2005 14:32



Ozzy Urges Doherty To Quit

Reality TV star OZZY OSBOURNE has urged troubled British rocker PETE DOHERTY to quit his crack and heroin drug addictions before it's too late. ...

28th February 2005 14:32



Fox In Serious Car Smash

Glamour model-turned-popstar SAMANTHA FOX was lucky to escape a serious car accident on an icy Swedish motorway with only minor injuries. The...

28th February 2005 14:32



Church In Sex Stories Punch Up

CHARLOTTE CHURCH reportedly punched her ex-boyfriend KYLE JOHNSON after discovering he has sold their sex secrets to a British Sunday newspaper. ...

28th February 2005 14:32



Principal Upset By Surgery Assumptions

Former DALLAS star VICTORIA PRINCIPAL has become one of the most scrutinised stars in Hollywood because she's married to a plastic surgeon. The...

28th February 2005 14:32



Fascinating Oscar Fact:

Last night's (27FEB05) OSCARS marked the second time ANNETTE BENING lost out to HILARY SWANK in the Best Actress category. Bening was nominated in...

28th February 2005 14:32



Oprah's Ear-piercing Hell

OPRAH WINFREY fears she'll put women off the idea of getting their ears pierced after agreeing to have her agonising piercing session taped for...

28th February 2005 14:32



Teri Hatcher Reveals All About Revealing All

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES actress TERI HATCHER had to shake off her inhibitions when filming a nude scene for the hit US series. In the scene,...

28th February 2005 14:32



Angel Commits No Sin Despite Hip-thrusting Complaint

The producers of cancelled TV show ANGEL have been given a reprieve by America's FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC) after censorship chiefs...

28th February 2005 14:32



Freeman Throws Out 'Nomination' Excitement

Hollywood star MORGAN FREEMAN remains unfazed about being nominated for an ACADEMY AWARD - until he wins. The 67-year-old was named Best...

28th February 2005 14:32



Irons Honoured By Cuban Cigars

OSCAR-winning actor JEREMY IRONS was the guest of honour at an all-night exclusive dinner to mark the end of the INTERNATIONAL CIGAR FESTIVAL held...

28th February 2005 14:32



The Things They Say The Oscars:

"Boy, am I glad there wasn't a fourth episode of LORD OF THE RINGS." SPIDER-MAN 2 visual effects supervisor JOHN DYKSTRA is relieved the JRR...

28th February 2005 14:32



Harry's Girlfriend In Wedding Snub

British royal PRINCE HARRY is dismayed his girlfriend CHELSY DAVY is not invited to his father PRINCE CHARLES' wedding to long-term lover CAMILLA...

28th February 2005 14:32



Blanchett Pays Tribute To Hepburn Relatives

Australian actress CATE BLANCHETT paid tribute to KATHARINE HEPBURN's relatives for their generosity, after winning an OSCAR for her portrayal of...

28th February 2005 14:32



Stewart To Go Under House Arrest

Domestic goddess MARTHA STEWART will have to endure five months of house arrest at her $16 million (GBP8.4 million) Katonah, New York estate when...

28th February 2005 14:32



Freeman: 'Hollywood Is Evolving'

Hollywood actor MORGAN FREEMAN was delighted to be one of the two African Americans securing the male acting OSCARS last night (27FEB05) - a sign...

28th February 2005 14:32



Foxx Thanks Winfrey For Poitier Meeting

OSCAR winner JAMIE FOXX paid tribute to OPRAH WINFREY last night (27FEB05) for introducing him to his acting idol SIDNEY POITIER, during his...

28th February 2005 14:32



Gervais Fraudsters On Trial

Five people accused of forging THE OFFICE star RICKY GERVAIS' passport and wiring $372,000 (GBP196,000) from his bank account stood trial today at...

28th February 2005 17:52



Bloom And Bosworth Reunite For Charity Party

ORLANDO BLOOM and KATE BOSWORTH attended Global Green's Rock The Earth party last week (24FEB05) - but they maintained a distance from each other...

28th February 2005 17:52



Freeman: 'Maybe I'll Go And Join The Ku Klux Klan'

Movie star MORGAN FREEMAN has accused his fellow African-Americans of supporting hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, by refusing to join his battle...

28th February 2005 17:52



Weinstein Brothers Deny Imminent Split

MIRAMAX bosses HARVEY and BOB WEINSTEIN have quashed rumours they will dissolve their partnership and close working relationship following the...

28th February 2005 17:52



Knoxville Slams Simpson Affair Rumours

JACKASS hell-raiser JOHNNY KNOXVILLE has slammed rumours he's romanced JESSICA SIMPSON behind her husband NICK LACHEY's back. The 33-year-old...

28th February 2005 17:52



Rossdale Lovechild Urges Media To Leave Her Alone

BUSH singer GAVIN ROSSDALE's long-lost daughter DAISY LOWE has slammed the media's obsession with her and her mother PEARL - after the identity of...

28th February 2005 17:52



Green Day Singer Blasts Democrat Opposition

GREEN DAY singer BILLY JOE ARMSTRONG has slammed American Democrat JOHN KERRY for failing to provide a decent opposition to US President GEORGE W...

28th February 2005 17:52



Ice-t Bored Of Oscars

Outspoken rapper ICE-T is bored with the OSCARS and only attends because he wants to get his hands on all the free gifts dished out to...

28th February 2005 17:52



Boy George Defends His Internet Dating

Eighties singer BOY GEORGE has slammed the press for criticising his decision to put himself on popular gay dating website GAYDAR.COM. The KARMA...

28th February 2005 17:52



Wainwright's Post-rape Celibacy

American singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT was celibate for seven years after he was raped at the age of 14. The homosexual WANT TWO singer was attacked...

28th February 2005 17:52



Megadeth Refused Jones' Sexual Demands

MEGADETH frontman DAVE MUSTAINE was horrified when former SEX PISTOLS guitarist STEVE JONES demanded sexual favours in return for his performance...

28th February 2005 17:52



Mcfadden's Red Carpet No-show Fuels Split Rumours

Singer BRIAN McFADDEN has fuelled rumours his romance with DELTA GOODREM is in trouble - by publicly rowing with the Australian beauty and then...

28th February 2005 17:52



Boy George: 'Madonna Is A Hypocritical Homophobe'

Gay pop star BOY GEORGE has slammed MADONNA for embracing Kabbalah, the mystical offshoot of Judaism which preaches homosexuality is a disease. ...

28th February 2005 17:52



Swank Was Third Choice For Baby

Actress HILARY SWANK has SANDRA BULLOCK and ASHLEY JUDD to thank for her Best Actress OSCAR for MILLION DOLLAR BABY - because the role was refused...

28th February 2005 17:52



Tarantino Slams Waxman Portrayal

QUENTIN TARANTINO has slammed US movie critic SHARON WAXMAN for her cutting comments about him in her book REBELS ON THE BACKLOT: SIX MAVERICK...

28th February 2005 17:52



Campbell's Controversial T-shirt

Supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL recently mocked her former assistant's claims she attacked her and bit her lip - by parading around New York wearing a...

28th February 2005 17:52



Shannon's Snowman Horror Was Terrible

AMERICAN PIE star SHANNON ELIZABETH has no regrets about her movie break - even though the film is considered one of the worst horror pictures ever...

28th February 2005 21:16



Rock's Mother Kept Him From Cursing

Comedian CHRIS ROCK has explained why it was so easy for him to keep his language clean at last night's (27FEB05) ACADEMY AWARDS - his mother was...

28th February 2005 21:16



Simpsons Voted Top Cartoon

Animated TV series THE SIMPSONS has beaten 99 TV shows and movies to top the UK's greatest cartoon poll. The long-running comedy show - now in...

28th February 2005 21:16



Naomi Hates Fashion Perfection

MULHOLLAND DRIVE star NAOMI WATTS always aims to be on Hollywood's worst dressed lists because they tend to feature the most original ladies. ...

28th February 2005 21:16



Gibson Makes Secret Deal With Neighbours

MEL GIBSON has sold his 45,000-acre (18,000-hectare) Beartooth Ranch in Montana to his neighbours - and sworn them to secrecy on the price. The...

28th February 2005 21:16



Hartnett Sought By Writer

A writer is so eager to land JOSH HARTNETT in his planned movie, he's taken out an advertisement in the actor's hometown newspaper to lure him. ...

28th February 2005 21:16



Smith Has No Matrix Regrets

WILL SMITH harbours no regrets over his decision to turn down the role of NEO in THE MATRIX trilogy - because KEANU REEVES was "born" to play the...

28th February 2005 21:16



Slater's Broadway Performance Delayed

LATEST: CHRISTIAN SLATER's anticipated Broadway appearance has been delayed by a week, to allow the actor more time in front of an audience. ...

28th February 2005 21:16



Church's Three-day Birthday Party

Teen soprano CHARLOTTE CHURCH celebrated her 19th birthday on 18 February (05) by partying non-stop for three days. The VOICE OF AN ANGEL beauty...

28th February 2005 21:16



Moby Launches T-shirt Range

Pop star MOBY is branching out as a designer after becoming a multi-millionaire musician and tea mogul. The PORCELAIN hitmaker, who owns a...

28th February 2005 21:16



Manson's Straight Addiction

MARILYN MANSON's fiance DITA VON TEESE has shattered the singer's rock credibility by unveiling his secret addiction to hair straightening irons. ...

28th February 2005 21:16



Isaac Hayes Urges Kids To Ignore Rap

Soul legend ISAAC HAYES is urging young African-Americans to turn their backs on rap and concentrate on making music. The singer/songwriter...

28th February 2005 21:16



Boy Slams Elton's 'Precious' Sensibilities

Eighties singer BOY GEORGE has slammed SIR ELTON JOHN for his inability to accept retaliations from stars like GEORGE MICHAEL who have suffered his...

28th February 2005 21:16



Warrant Issued For Bone Thugs Rapper

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY star KRAYZIE BONE in a battle over child support payments. The rapper, real...

28th February 2005 21:16



Fat Joe Goes Public With 50 Cent Disdain

Heavyweight rapper FAT JOE has hit back at comments 50 CENT made about him on new track PIGGY BANK by phoning in his thoughts to a New York radio...

28th February 2005 21:16


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