22nd April 2005

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Ice Cube Credits Typing Lessons For His Start In Rap

Hip-hop hardman ICE CUBE credits an unexpected source for kickstarting his rap career - typing classes. The former NWA member - real name O'SHEA...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Coldplay Top Worldwide Itunes Charts

British rockers COLDPLAY are celebrating today (21APR05) after shooting to the top of internet music download store iTunes' international chart. ...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Abdul Recalls The Pain That Sent Her Into Hiding

AMERICAN IDOL judge PAULA ABDUL has spoken out about the crippling pain that ruined her pop career and turned her into a hobbling recluse. The...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Evans Explains Big's Murder To Son

R+B star FAITH EVANS has already told her eight-year-old son CHRISTOPHER JR about the brutal murder of his father NOTORIOUS BIG. The LOVE LIKE...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Enquirer Prints Bobby Brown Fling Details

LATEST: Bosses for American tabloid NATIONAL ENQUIRER have forged ahead with their interview with BOBBY BROWN's alleged Antigua mistress after the...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Abdul Settles Stylist's Suit

Eighties pop star-turned-AMERICAN IDOL judge PAULA ABDUL has settled a case brought against her by a Hollywood wardrobe stylist. STANLEY...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Madonna Sued Over 'Failed Payment' To Director

MADONNA is being sued by a British video director for allegedly failing to pay expenses he incurred while shooting a TV concert special with the...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Jackson Witness Arrested On Underage Sex Charge

MICHAEL JACKSON's defence team has been dealt a blow in the pop superstar's child molestation case - one of their potential witnesses has been...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Woodward Retrieves Stolen Goods

Veteran actor EDWARD WOODWARD has been reunited with $114,000 (GBP60,000) worth of his antiques - four months after they were stolen from his...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Smith Goes To War With Fawcett Over 'Train Wreck' Comment

Busty ANNA NICOLE SMITH has hit back at FARRAH FAWCETT after the former CHARLIE'S ANGELS babe called her fellow blonde reality TV star "a train...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Blake Back In Court

Actor ROBERT BLAKE returned to court this morning (21APR05) to hammer out details of his upcoming civil trial. The former BARETTA star, who was...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Cosby To Fight 11 Women

BILL COSBY is in more hot water - 11 of his alleged former mistresses have come forward with stories the comic drugged and assaulted them. Cosby...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Nine Weeks On Top For 50 Cent

50 CENT is still celebrating at the top of the US BILLBOARD singles chart after scoring a 10th consecutive week at number one. The rapper's...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Cash Remembered At Cash Bash

Late country great JOHNNY CASH is to be remembered at a four-day celebration of his career in Memphis, Tennessee, in July (05). The CASH BASH...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Martin Fears It May All End Soon

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN is paranoid his singing voice could suddenly vanish at any moment. The rocker was so keen build on the momentum...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Kidman Relaxes Down Under

MOULIN ROUGE! star NICOLE KIDMAN finds her native Australia is one of the only places she can relax in the world because her fame isn't such a big...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Allen's Confidence Boosted By Johansson

Neurotic film-maker WOODY ALLEN is unusually confident about his forthcoming film MATCH POINT - because it features the "strong" acting talents...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Kutcher's Dashed Punk'd Hopes For Pope

ASHTON KUTCHER regrets that he didn't use the recent death of POPE JOHN PAUL II and the selection of his successor as a prime prank opportunity for...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Lopez Considers Writing Celebrity Help Book

JENNIFER LOPEZ is considering penning a self-help book for celebrities to help them deal with the paparazzi. The lovely Latina feels she's the...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Officer Who Let Lewis Escape Fine Is Reprimanded

LATEST: A police officer who let former child star EMMANUEL LEWIS escape a speeding ticket in Georgia will now be reprimanded. Former WEBSTER...

22nd April 2005 2:30



Carey Slams Sony Over Snoop Duet

Superstar MARIAH CAREY has slammed her former record label SONY for refusing to release her SNOOP DOGG collaboration as a single. The HONEY...

22nd April 2005 2:56



Domestic Violence Expert Barred From Jackson Trial

A domestic abuse expert has been barred from testifying in MICHAEL JACKSON's trial, squashing the prosecution's hopes the testimony would explain...

22nd April 2005 2:56



Debralee Scott Drank Herself To Death Following 9/11

After the passing of Debralee Scott on 5th April, 2005, her family have revealed that they are worried the actress drank herself to death following...

22nd April 2005 2:56



Dog Care Expert Sues Kinski Over Unpaid Bill

The owner of a Los Angeles dog daycare centre has declared war on actress NASTASSJA KINSKI over an unpaid $2,600 (GBP1,370) bill. KIMBERLY...

22nd April 2005 2:56



Warner Bros Wins Lawsuit Over The Perfect Storm

The makers of GEORGE CLOONEY's 2000 movie THE PERFECT STORM have won a court victory after a long-running battle over its accuracy. By 6-1 vote,...

22nd April 2005 2:56



Farrell Stalker Case Dismissed

LATEST: A lawsuit that alleges COLIN FARRELL is a stalker has been dismissed in Los Angeles. DESSARAE (corr) BRADFORD accused the Irish hunk of...

22nd April 2005 2:56



Studdard Headlines Gala For Children

AMERICAN IDOL victor RUBEN STUDDARD headed to New York City's famed Apollo Theater last night (21APR05) to perform in a special gala for fostered...

22nd April 2005 2:56



Black Eyed Peas Stars To Go Solo

The members of the BLACK EYED PEAS are planning to go their separate ways and work on a range of solo projects following the release of their...

22nd April 2005 2:56



Farrell Teams Up With Flea + Jim Morrison On New Track

Former JANE'S ADDICTION frontman PERRY FARRELL is bringing tragic THE DOORS star JIM MORRISON back from the dead after an Israeli fan unearthed a...

22nd April 2005 2:56



Joel's Dark Past Revealed In New Book

Rocker BILLY JOEL's darkest days are set to be exposed in an explosive new biography, which reveals the longtime boozer was once found passed out...

22nd April 2005 2:56



Federline Slammed For Smoking Around Pregnant Spears

BRITNEY SPEARS' husband KEVIN FEDERLINE has been slammed for smoking in the presence of his pregnant wife. Last week (ends15APR05), TOXIC singer...

22nd April 2005 2:56



Devito Is Tv's Baddest Boss

DANNY DeVITO's curmudgeonly character on sitcom TAXI has topped a new list of bad TV bosses. DeVito's testy taxi dispatcher LOUIE DE PALMA beat...

22nd April 2005 2:56



Longoria: 'I'll Get Married In My 40s'

Sexy DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star EVA LONGORIA has set herself a 10 year goal to find a second husband because she's having too much fun flirting and...

22nd April 2005 2:56



Willis Splits From Girlfriend

BRUCE WILLIS has reportedly broken his latest girlfriend's heart after ending their romance. The DIE HARD star fell for actress NADIA BJORLIN...

22nd April 2005 2:56



Arnie's Fellow Governor Hopeful Arrested For Touching Herself

A porn star who fought against ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER as a hopeful California Governor candidate has been arrested for violating strip club laws...

22nd April 2005 2:56



Brooke Plans Baby Number Two

Actress BROOKE SHIELDS is planning to get pregnant again, despite suffering from severe postpartum depression which drove her to the brink of...

22nd April 2005 2:56



Lopez Plans Carmen Movie

JENNIFER LOPEZ is fighting to make her version of CARMEN after a five-year wait. The singer/actress hopes to star in a movie version of BIZET's...

22nd April 2005 2:56



Jackman Flies In For Secret Superman Filming?

HUGH JACKMAN is in his native Australia secretly shooting scenes for pal BRYAN SINGER's upcoming SUPERMAN movie. Website IESB.NET reports...

22nd April 2005 2:56



Willis' Ex Vies For Wonder Woman Role

BRUCE WILLIS' ex NADIA BJORLIN is fighting to suit up as WONDER WOMAN in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER creator JOSS WHEDON's new comic book...

22nd April 2005 9:09



Grammer Has Spiritual Advisers

Former FRASIER star KELSEY GRAMMER claims he gets much of his advice from spiritual forces. The 50-year-old actor, who is a producer on PATRICIA...

22nd April 2005 9:09



Denton's Urinal Surprise

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star JAMES DENTON is making extra efforts to protect himself during private times, after a fan took a picture of him while he...

22nd April 2005 9:09



Dawson's Dream Pad Gets An Extreme Makeover

Movie star ROSARIO DAWSON had a little extra help renovating her East Village, New York, studio after a fire in the apartment above wrecked her...

22nd April 2005 9:09



Spelling Recalls Bad Relationships

Actress TORI SPELLING had a string of bad relationships before meeting her husband CHARLIE SHANIAN - because she believed she didn't deserve a good...

22nd April 2005 9:09



Kutcher Flashes Webbed Toes

JUST MARRIED star ASHTON KUTCHER is stunned by the wrong reaction to his webbed toes - because he grew up thinking that everybody had the same...

22nd April 2005 9:09



Kidman Continues Battle To Stop Bing Rumours

NICOLE KIDMAN has attempted to thwart constant rumours about her relationship with STEVE BING by promising to keep everyone informed when she...

22nd April 2005 9:09



Carey: The Lingerie Queen

Sultry singer MARIAH CAREY has so much expensive lingerie, she has devoted a whole wardrobe to her underwear. Despite a few unflattering...

22nd April 2005 9:09



Idol Hopeful's Album Released

AMERICAN IDOL hopeful CONSTANTINE MAROULIS (corr) is already a winner even though the hit show is weeks away from its conclusion - his rock band...

22nd April 2005 9:09



Knowles Hates Bootylicious

Pop beauty BEYONCE KNOWLES has a love/hate relationship with the DESTINY'S CHILD-invented term BOOTYLICIOUS. The R+B trio stormed into the...

22nd April 2005 9:09



Navarro To Be Honoured For Work With Addicts

Rocker DAVE NAVARRO will be honoured for his devotion to helping addicts overcome their problems. The former JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist, who...

22nd April 2005 9:09



Coldplay Reinvent Their Own Wheel

CHRIS MARTIN backtracked on his promise to "reinvent the wheel" with COLDPLAY's next album when he realised his band would be foolish to...

22nd April 2005 9:09



Carey Resumes Work On Children's Books

MARIAH CAREY has hatched plans to follow in MADONNA's footsteps - by writing her own series of illustrated children's books. The curvaceous...

22nd April 2005 9:09



Jackson Warns Spears And Federline About Parenting

BRITNEY SPEARS' former love rival SHAR JACKSON fears her ex and his new wife are making a terrible mistake in bringing a baby into their marriage -...

22nd April 2005 9:09



Nixon Thanks Press For Leaving Her Lesbian Romance Alone

Former SEX AND THE CITY star CYNTHIA NIXON has praised the media for treating her lesbian relationship with respect. The redhead actress became...

22nd April 2005 13:32



Kidman's Kids Control Her Career

Hollywood beauty NICOLE KIDMAN has set her sights on storming the London stage - but her children ISABELLA and CONNOR won't allow it. Whenever...

22nd April 2005 13:32



Brosnan Tells Of Pain At Losing Bond Role

PIERCE BROSNAN was so traumatised after losing the coveted role of JAMES BOND, he struggled to muster the words to tell his family and friends of...

22nd April 2005 13:32



Schwarzenegger Backtracks After Outrageous Immigrant Comments

LATEST: Governor of California ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER has blamed his broken English for enraging politicians and millions of Americans by urging the...

22nd April 2005 13:32



Ferdinand's Creative Issues Solved

FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS is relieved the band have settled back into studio life, because he was struggling to write tunes on the road. ...

22nd April 2005 13:32



Gallagher: 'Coldplay Make Me Want To Kill Myself'

Outspoken OASIS frontman LIAM GALLAGHER credits COLDPLAY with bringing out his suicidal tendencies. Coldplay, lauded for their sensitive rock...

22nd April 2005 13:32



Doherty Tries Again With Babyshambles Album

Troubled rocker PETE DOHERTY is returning to the studio to work on a new album after storming out on his band last week (14APR05). The former...

22nd April 2005 13:32



Plant: 'Music Is A Powerful Medium For Good'

British rock veteran ROBERT PLANT has urged modern bands to use their music to make the world a better place. The LED ZEPPELIN frontman, who has...

22nd April 2005 13:32



Lennon's Rage Over Mccartney Drug Bust

JOHN LENNON was furious when he found out his "stupid" former BEATLES bandmate SIR PAUL McCARTNEY had been arrested in Japan for possessing...

22nd April 2005 13:32



Crowe's Single Sinks Without Trace

Actor-turned-rocker RUSSELL CROWE has been dealt a massive blow in his quest for a solo hit - his single RAEWYN has failed to chart. The tune,...

22nd April 2005 13:32



Lennon Was No Heroin Addict, Says Ex Employee

JOHN LENNON's cleaning lady has vehemently blasted rumours the ex-BEATLE was addicted to heroin, because he was too "obsessed" with his health to...

22nd April 2005 13:32



Kinks Rocker Too Busy To Testify

THE KINKS frontman RAY DAVIES has enraged US prosecutors by telling them he was "too busy touring" to testify against one of the criminals who...

22nd April 2005 13:32



Hoffman Shares His Bed With Dogs

DUSTIN HOFFMAN develops such close bonds with dogs, he takes the furry animals to bed with him. The RAINMAN legend credits his relationships...

22nd April 2005 13:32



Ali Magics Up A New Skill

MUHAMMAD ALI has developed a new passion since Parkinson's disease forced him to hang up his boxing gloves - magic tricks. The former...

22nd April 2005 13:32



Fry Attacks Self-obsessed Sci-fi Writers

STEPHEN FRY has accused science-fiction writers of taking themselves too seriously. The British actor signed up to star in the movie version of...

22nd April 2005 13:32



Pacino Stars In Scarface Video Game

Hollywood veteran AL PACINO is returning to his legendary gangster role as TONY MONTANA - for a computer game. The 64-year-old screen icon will...

22nd April 2005 13:32



Paltrow Slams Male Co-stars

OSCAR-winner GWYNETH PALTROW left an acting masterclass guessing after she referred to several of her past male co-stars as "a pain in the a*s". ...

22nd April 2005 13:32



Brosnan: 'I Had No Patience For Pregnant Hatcher'

PIERCE BROSNAN had a furious feud with his TOMORROW NEVER DIES co-star TERI HATCHER - because her morning sickness held him up on set. Hatcher,...

22nd April 2005 13:32



Butler Hated Suede

Guitarist BERNARD BUTLER hated his band SUEDE during the 1990s, because the attention they attracted focused on their off-stage antics rather than...

22nd April 2005 17:09



Endicott Slams 'Ringtone' Bands

THE BRAVERY frontman SAM ENDICOTT has hit out at instantly forgettable bands who he believes sound like "ringtones". The HONEST MISTAKE singer...

22nd April 2005 17:09



La Scala Replaces Muti

STEPHANE LISSNER has been named as the new artistic director of Milan, Italy's La Scala opera house - replacing previous post-holder RICCARDO...

22nd April 2005 17:09



Bravery Remember September 11 With New Single

THE BRAVERY's new single FEARLESS was written as a tribute to New York City after the horrific September 11 (01) terrorist attacks. The American...

22nd April 2005 17:09



Destiny's Child Get Girlie Backstage

DESTINY'S CHILD beat their nerves before performing live by acting like a group of friends would before a "girls' night out". The R+B trio -...

22nd April 2005 17:09



James Brown Statue To Be Unveiled

Soul legend JAMES BROWN will be immortalised in bronze when a life-size statue is erected in his honour in his hometown of Augusta, Maine. The...

22nd April 2005 17:09



Chapman Waited A Day To Kill Lennon

JOHN LENNON's killer MARK DAVID CHAPMAN was hanging around the entrance to the New York apartment complex where the ex-BEATLE met his death 24...

22nd April 2005 17:09



Scott's Special Moses Collaboration

DOUGRAY SCOTT's lead role in a new biblical TV series based around MOSES is a particularly special assignment for the Scottish actor - he's...

22nd April 2005 17:09



Hurley To Bring Eastern Maternity Chic To The West

Broody ELIZABETH HURLEY is keen to branch out into designing maternity clothes after finding inspiration from Indian women - and she's keen to try...

22nd April 2005 17:09



Messing: 'Sex Scenes Don't Bother My Husband'

WILL AND GRACE actress DEBRA MESSING performed some sexy scenes with co-star DERMOT MULRONEY in new movie THE WEDDING DATE, but their respective...

22nd April 2005 17:09



Smith's Wardrobe Malfunction At Country Show

Busty model ANNA NICOLE SMITH left onlookers open-mouthed at Nashville, Tennessee's Grand Ole Opry when she flashed her breasts and underpants at...

22nd April 2005 17:09



Kidman: 'Charity Is More Important Than Movies'

OSCAR-winning actress NICOLE KIDMAN insists her charity work is more important than pursuing her hugely successful acting career. The Australian...

22nd April 2005 17:09



Penn: 'Robin Banished My Madonna Demons'

SEAN PENN has hailed his wife ROBIN WRIGHT PENN for helping him banish the bitterness he felt towards MADONNA. The OSCAR-winning actor admits...

22nd April 2005 17:09



Vaughn Preparing To Take On Fanatic Fans

British film-maker MATTHEW VAUGHN has no fears about upsetting obsessive comic book fans when he begins work on new project X-MEN 3 - because he...

22nd April 2005 17:09



Lohan Targetted By Burglars

Teen screen star LINDSAY LOHAN was shocked to discover burglars had broken into her plush Los Angeles pad when she returned from a trip to New York...

22nd April 2005 17:09



Spelling's Bedroom Picnics

Former BEVERLY HILLS 90210 star TORI SPELLING has unveiled her ideal evening with husband CHARLIE SHANIAN - a picnic on top of their bed. The...

22nd April 2005 19:25



Danza Boosts Fan's Presentation

Former TAXI star TONY DANZA boosted a fan's college presentation on Wednesday (20APR05), when he turned up as her surprise visual aid. The...

22nd April 2005 19:25



Asner's Son Is Autistic

Beloved TV star ED ASNER has revealed his teenage son is autistic. The 75-year-old LOU GRANT star admits it took him years to realise his...

22nd April 2005 19:25



Mcdermott Expecting Second Child

Actor DYLAN McDERMOTT and his wife SHIVA ROSE have become the latest celebrity couple to announce they're expecting a child. The screen stars,...

22nd April 2005 19:25



Penn Maintains His Outspoken Streak

Fiery actor SEAN PENN knows he's upset more than a few people during his time in Hollywood, but he has no intention of apologising for anything...

22nd April 2005 19:25



Messing: 'I Never Dreamed Of Stardom'

Flame-haired actress DEBRA MESSING has to pinch herself sometimes because she never dreamed of becoming a Hollywood star as a child. The WILL +...

22nd April 2005 19:25



Longoria Sparks Shoe Craze

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star EVA LONGORIA has sparked a new craze for STUART WEITZMAN sandals, after her character flashed them in a recent episode of...

22nd April 2005 19:25



Malakian: 'Horror Movies Are Vital For Society'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist DARON MALAKIAN is obsessed with horror movies - because they provide important social commentary. The MESMERISE...

22nd April 2005 19:25



Mitchell: 'Taylor Was The Best Lover'

JONI MITCHELL has paid former boyfriend JAMES TAYLOR the ultimate compliment in a new book - she says she's celibate because she couldn't find a...

22nd April 2005 19:25



Carey Has No Problem With Cannabis

R+B artist MARIAH CAREY hates cigarette smoke but has no problem spending time with rappers indulging in marijuana. The ALWAYS BE MY BABY...

22nd April 2005 19:25



Springsteen Gives Sneak Preview Of Tour

Rocker BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN gave New Jersey fans a sneak preview of his upcoming DEVILS + DUST tour during the first of two rehearsal shows last night...

22nd April 2005 19:25



Web Sealed Movie Role For Andre 3000

OUTKAST star ANDRE 3000 credits an internet advertisement for influencing his decision to join the cast of upcoming movie FOUR BROTHERS. The HEY...

22nd April 2005 19:25



Lifeson And Son Spared Jail

RUSH guitarist ALEX LIFESON and his son JUSTIN have been spared jail sentences following their fight with Florida lawmen. The rocker, real name...

22nd April 2005 19:25



R Kelly's Day In Court Delayed

TROUBLED R+B star R KELLY's appearance in court on child pornography charges has been pushed back until next week (ends29APR05). The IGNITION...

22nd April 2005 19:25


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