17th December 2008

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Blockbusters Trigger Talk Of The Birds And The Bees

Parents find discussing films with their offspring is the best route towards trickier conversations about sex and relationships, a study has...

17th December 2008 0:01



Singer Defends Valkyrie Accents

VALKYRIE director BRYAN SINGER has defended his decision to let the non-German cast of the World War II movie use their native accents in the film -...

17th December 2008 1:36



Culkin 'Heartbroken' Over Sister's Death

MACAULAY CULKIN and his siblings are "absolutely heartbroken" following the death of their sister DAKOTA, and are struggling to come to terms with...

17th December 2008 1:36



Perry To Headline New Year's Bash

KATY PERRY is set to ring in the new year doing what she does best - she's putting on a show for fans in Hollywood. The I Kissed A Girl hitmaker...

17th December 2008 1:36



Iglesias Is Snap Happy

Singer ENRIQUE IGLESIAS knows how to please fans - he made one lucky lady's night by taking her camera and snapping a picture of his crotch during a...

17th December 2008 1:36



Stump: 'I'm Lucky To Have Showman Wentz'

FALL OUT BOY singer PATRICK STUMP considers himself lucky bassist PETE WENTZ has stolen his position as the band's frontman, because he never wanted...

17th December 2008 1:36



Rose Hits Back At Slash's 'Lies' In Online Rant

AXL ROSE has hit out at his former bandmate SLASH in a mammoth 5,000 word essay posted on two GUNS N' ROSES fansites. The rocker has shunned...

17th December 2008 1:36



Lovato: Jonas Brothers 'Not My Type'

Disney star DEMI LOVATO has dismissed reports she's following in the footsteps of fellow teen stars MILEY CYRUS and SELENA GOMEZ by dating one of the...

17th December 2008 1:36



Jackson And Johansson Are Unlikely Make-up Partners

SAMUEL L. JACKSON picked up make-up tips from SPIRIT co-star SCARLETT JOHANSSON, and even borrowed her eye shadow, so he could enhance his scary look...

17th December 2008 1:36



Cruise Wants To Make A Kids Movie

TOM CRUISE is planning to take a break from making serious movies so he can star in a film his kids can watch. Cruise admits he's keen to show off...

17th December 2008 1:36



Paltrow's Mum Fires Back At Split Reports

GWYNETH PALTROW's mother BLYTHE DANNER has dismissed reports the actress' marriage to rocker CHRIS MARTIN is in trouble, insisting the gossip stems...

17th December 2008 1:36



De Niro, Pacino Film Rapped Over Stockwell Poster

The decision to display a poster for blockbuster Righteous Kill at Stockwell on the day jurors at the Jean Charles de Menezes inquest visited the...

17th December 2008 6:03



Michael Asked To Help Fight Knife Crime

Neighbours of GEORGE MICHAEL have called on the star to lend his time to a school song project aimed at combating U.K. knife crime The singer has...

17th December 2008 7:27



Report: Kiedis Battling Kidney Disease

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS rocker ANTHONY KIEDIS has reportedly been secretly battling kidney disease. The rocker was a regular patient at a Los Angeles...

17th December 2008 7:27



Jolie + Pitt Planning More Children

BRAD PITT and partner ANGELINA JOLIE want to have as many children as possible - because the six children they have already bring them so much joy. ...

17th December 2008 7:27



Stump's Drinking Fear

FALL OUT BOY singer PATRICK STUMP would rather go without a drink than order one himself - because he has no idea about the social etiquette...

17th December 2008 7:27



Allen Slams Own Show

British singer LILY ALLEN has branded her own talkshow a flop - but is ecstatic she earned so much money from it. The Smile hitmaker's show Lily...

17th December 2008 7:27



Martin's Praise For Lewis

COLDPLAY rocker CHRIS MARTIN loves British female pop stars - he can't stop gushing about LEONA LEWIS and U.K. girlband GIRLS ALOUD. The rocker, who...

17th December 2008 7:27



Alba To Join The Office

JESSICA ALBA is set to make a cameo on hit TV show THE OFFICE - in the same episode JACK BLACK will make an appearance. The Fantastic Four beauty...

17th December 2008 7:27



Mendes Misses Out On Inauguration Invite

Actress EVA MENDES' celebrity status can't buy her everything - she's been turned down for a ticket to U.S. president-elect BARACK OBAMA's...

17th December 2008 7:27



Hudson Vows To Stay Single

KATE HUDSON is loving life on her own so much she has vowed to stay single "as long as possible". The Almost Famous star married Black Crows...

17th December 2008 7:27



Monroe Shots Go For $146,500

A series of photographs of MARILYN MONROE taken the year she died have fetched $146,500 (GBP97,600) at auction. The collection of 36 shots, taken in...

17th December 2008 7:27



Crowe To Play Clinton?

RUSSELL CROWE is reportedly lined up to portray former U.S. President BILL CLINTON in a new biopic. The forthcoming film, entitled The Special...

17th December 2008 7:27



Frank Lloyd Wright Biopic Planned

Legendary American architect FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT is to be immortalised in a new biopic. Filmmakers are planning a movie adaptation of Nancy Horan's...

17th December 2008 7:27



Former Columbo Actor Peter Falk 'Has Alzheimer's'

Peter Falk, the star of detective drama Columbo, has Alzheimer's, according to his daughter.The Emmy-winner "requires full-time custodial care for...

17th December 2008 9:42



Pirates Director To Take Online Role-playing To Movies

Director Gore Verbinski is to turn a news article about online role-playing into a film, reports claim.According to Variety, the Pirates of the...

17th December 2008 10:36



Welsh Soprano Katherine Jenkins: I Have A Stalker

Classical singer Katherine Jenkins has revealed that the police are investigating a person who has been stalking her.Though she did not reveal...

17th December 2008 10:59



Stars Of Twilight Expect Tougher Time With Sequel New Moon

The record-breaking success of vampire romance Twilight has put pressure on its sequel New Moon, its leading actors have admitted.The literary...

17th December 2008 11:31





Madonna Retracts Statement Over Divorce Payout

Pop superstar MADONNA has denied she paid her ex-husband GUY RITCHIE up to up to $92 million (£60 million) as a divorce settlement - insisting a...

17th December 2008 12:21



50 Cent Fought Mayweather, Jr. Over Cash

Rapper 50 CENT proved his tough guy credentials - after he brawled with former champion boxer FLOYD MAYWEATHER, JR. The In Da Club hitmaker's feud...

17th December 2008 12:21



Martin Plays Down Divorce Rumours

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN has denied he is set to divorce his wife GWYNETH PALTROW. The couple has been plagued by rumours of an impending...

17th December 2008 12:21



Allen Missed Take That Duet

Pop star LILY ALLEN missed out on the chance to duet with boyband TAKE THAT - because the group's management advised them against it. The Smile...

17th December 2008 12:21



Wentz And Stump Risk Arrest To Play Street Gig

FALL OUT BOY rockers PETE WENTZ and PATRICK STUMP landed in hot water with the law, after they performed an impromptu gig in a New York park without...

17th December 2008 12:21



Coldplay Have Split Six Times

British rockers COLDPLAY have split up at least six times - but the group usually reconcile within 20 minutes. Frontman Chris Martin admits the band...

17th December 2008 12:21



Lautner 'Fighting For Role' In New Moon

TWILIGHT star TAYLOR LAUTNER is reportedly battling to play JACOB BLACK in the hit film's sequel NEW MOON - after rival actors MICHAEL COPON and BEN...

17th December 2008 12:22



Police Close Case On Tv Host Walsh's Murdered Son

American authorities have closed the case on the murder of U.S. TV host JOHN WALSH's son - 27 years after the child went missing. The America's Most...

17th December 2008 12:22



Penn Defends South American Connections

SEAN PENN has defended his connection to South American leaders Hugo Chávez and Raul Castro - after a journalist accused him of discrediting his...

17th December 2008 12:22



Spielberg's Charity Falls Victim To Fraud

STEVEN SPIELBERG's charitable foundation has reportedly fallen victim to the massive $50 billion (GBP34 billion) fraud scandal which is currently...

17th December 2008 12:22



Stars Battle Strike Threat

More than 130 stars including GEORGE CLOONEY, CAMERON DIAZ and CHARLIZE THERON have signed an open letter pleading with a union not to stage an...

17th December 2008 12:22



The Things They Say 10573

"He dressed me up on a couch and had me pretending to ride a house. BAZ is very, very different to anyone I have ever worked with. He's completely...

17th December 2008 12:22



Hudson's Son Has Retro Taste

KATE HUDSON's four-year-old son RYDER is already developing a taste for classic rock - shunning contemporary artists to listen to tracks by CHUCK...

17th December 2008 12:22



Film Critic Ebert Honoured By America's Directors

Beloved U.S. film critic ROGER EBERT is set to be made an honorary member of the Director's Guild of America (DGA) for his contribution to the movie...

17th December 2008 12:22



Kidman And Luhrmann Will Never Work Together Again

Director BAZ LUHRMANN will never work with NICOLE KIDMAN again - because too many life-changing events occur when they team up. The pair first...

17th December 2008 12:22



Keane And Kanye To Record Ep?

KEANE are interested in collaborating further with KANYE WEST after he made a guest appearance on one of their songs.The hip hop star recorded a rap...

17th December 2008 12:58



Cornell Celebrates The Return Of His Guitars

Rocker CHRIS CORNELL is celebrating the return of his beloved guitar collection following a long court battle with his ex-wife. The former...

17th December 2008 16:17



Folk Legend Graham Dies

Legendary British folk musician DAVY GRAHAM has died just weeks after he was diagnosed with lung cancer. The influential guitarist, once described...

17th December 2008 16:17



Blue Oyster Cult Cancel Shows

Rockers BLUE OYSTER CULT have been forced to cancel a string of shows after their guitarist fell down a flight of stairs. Guitarist/vocalist Donald...

17th December 2008 16:17



Jenkins Calls Police Over Stalker Fears

Classical singer KATHERINE JENKINS has called in police over fears she has become the target of a crazed fan. The Welsh star, 28, has refused to...

17th December 2008 16:17



Ritchie 'Pressured' Madonna To Withdraw Statement

MADONNA was reportedly swayed into retracting a statement about her divorce settlement after GUY RITCHIE demanded she set the record straight. The...

17th December 2008 16:17



Man Arrested Over Lohan 'Lunge'

LINDSAY LOHAN was left shaken when a man was arrested after reportedly trying to push past her minders to get to the star. The Mean Girls actress...

17th December 2008 16:17



Coldplay Eye Cowell Cameo

British rockers COLDPLAY want music mogul SIMON COWELL to make a guest appearance on their tour - as they would love him to appear at a show and...

17th December 2008 16:17



Peta Chiefs Name Lewis Person Of The Year

Vegetarian pop sensation LEONA LEWIS has been named Person of the Year by animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). ...

17th December 2008 16:17



Affleck + Jagger Team Up To Help Congo

Hollywood actor BEN AFFLECK has teamed up with ROLLING STONES frontman SIR MICK JAGGER to launch a short film highlighting the plight of families in...

17th December 2008 16:17



Cruise Reads His 'Crazy List'

TOM CRUISE has poked fun at himself on U.S. TV by reading out a list of the 10 most crazy things written about him on the internet. The star...

17th December 2008 16:17



Cruise Wanted To Kill Hitler

TOM CRUISE hated ADOLF HITLER so much he pretended to kill him during childhood war games. The Top Gun star plays a World War II colonel leading a...

17th December 2008 16:17



Hollywood Auction Breaks World Record

A collection of Hollywood memorabilia has broken a world record by raising $7.8 million (GBP5.1 million) in a four-day auction marathon. The...

17th December 2008 16:17



Cruise Took Freezing Job To See Idols On Screen

TOM CRUISE was so desperate to see his Hollywood heroes on the silver screen as a kid he took a job bagging-up ice in a freezer. The movie star...

17th December 2008 16:17



The Things They Say 10574

"If you start to date somebody, by the third date, you can guarantee I'll be pregnant with twins." JENNIFER ANISTON is tired of rumours about her...

17th December 2008 16:17



Fascinating Fact 6551

Supermodel AGYNESS DEYN has taken inspiration from MARILYN MONROE for the latest cover of Korean Vogue magazine - sporting the Hollywood legends...

17th December 2008 16:17



Rowling Book Nets Millions For Charity

HARRY POTTER creator J.K. ROWLING's latest book has made a staggering $6 million (GBP4 million) for charity. The Tales of Beedle the Bard sold...

17th December 2008 16:17



Akon Pleads Guilty To Throwing Fan Off Stage

R 'n B star Akon has been ordered to do community service after pleading guilty to throwing a teenage fan off stage last year.Audience member Abby...

17th December 2008 17:31



Studios Plan Switch From Sag To Aftra

Twentieth Century Fox Television may shoot its programs with electronic cameras in order to scrap its contracts for those shows with the Screen...

17th December 2008 19:03



Football Scores For Nbc

NBC, which had resisted paying top price for NFL football when it was leading in the ratings with its entertainment programming, found a sort of...

17th December 2008 19:03



Earlier Is Later?

A website that tracks Nielsen ratings and viewing trends has disputed Jay Leno's assertion over the weekend that "10 30 p.m. is the new 11 30 p.m."...

17th December 2008 19:03



More Studio Cutbacks -- This Time At Fox

Twentieth Century Fox Television said Tuesday that it has begun reducing the budgets of all its productions, across the board, by 2 percent. A studio...

17th December 2008 19:03



"One More Thing"

Just three weeks before the scheduled annual Macworld Expo in San Francisco, Apple announced that the 2009 event would be the last in which it would...

17th December 2008 19:14



Memorabilia -- As Good As Gold? Maybe Better

Presumably believing that investing in Hollywood memorabilia is a safer bet than investing in real estate -- or even stashing money away in the bank,...

17th December 2008 19:14



Toronto Critics Pick Wendy And Lucy

In a surprise announcement, the Toronto Film Critics Association on Tuesday said that it had chosen Kelly Reichardt's Wendy and Lucy as the best film...

17th December 2008 19:14



Abba Sinks Titanic In U.k.

The 10-year-old box-office record held by Titanic in the U.K. has been broken by the oddest of challengers, the Abba musical Mamma Mia!, starring...

17th December 2008 19:14



Perry: 'I'm Not Engaged'

KATY PERRY has blasted reports she is engaged to her longterm boyfriend TRAVIS MCCOY, insisting the GYM CLASS HEROES frontman did not propose in...

17th December 2008 19:16



Lopez's Missing Wedding Ring Prompts Split Rumours

JENNIFER LOPEZ has sparked rumours she has split with husband MARC ANTHONY, after she was photographed at a red carpet event without her wedding...

17th December 2008 19:16



Akon Avoids Jail Time After Pleading Guilty In Fan-tossing Case

R+B singer AKON has avoided time in jail after pleading guilty to second-degree harassment for tossing a fan off stage at a concert last summer...

17th December 2008 19:16



Cruise And Holmes Hint At New York Move

TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES are considering making New York City their permanent home, after falling in love with the Big Apple. The couple and...

17th December 2008 19:16



Sweetin's Estranged Husband Calls For Emergency Custody Hearing

Actress JODIE SWEETIN's estranged husband CODY HERPIN has called for an emergency custody hearing over their eight-month-old daughter, according to...

17th December 2008 19:16



Black Sabbath Rocker Sues Over Merchandise Deal

BLACK SABBATH rocker TONY IOMMI is suing bosses of concert promoter Live Nation, accusing the firm of selling band memorabilia without his...

17th December 2008 19:16



Allen 'In Trouble' Over Spears Cover

British pop star LILY ALLEN is in hot water with her record company after MARK RONSON played her cover of BRITNEY SPEARS' hit WOMANIZER on his radio...

17th December 2008 19:16



Fascinating Fact 6553

Supermodel KATE MOSS has signed a multi-million dollar deal which will see her continue to design clothes for British high street chain Topshop for...

17th December 2008 19:17



Fascinating Fact 6552

Comedians DAVE CHAPPELLE, DANE COOK and PAUL RODRIGUEZ have lined up to entertain guests at various events celebrating U.S. President-elect BARACK...

17th December 2008 19:17



Sandler Is Jealous Of Brand

Hollywood actor ADAM SANDLER is jealous of RUSSELL BRAND after the British funnyman scored better than him in test screenings of their new film. The...

17th December 2008 19:17



Copyright Infringement Charges Dropped Against Seacrest

Charges against American TV/radio personality RYAN SEACREST accusing him of stealing the idea for his new reality show from a four-year-old Turkish...

17th December 2008 19:17



Beckham Housekeepers In The Clear Over Theft Allegations

The former housekeepers accused of stealing personal items belonging to VICTORIA and DAVID BECKHAM will not be charged following a police...

17th December 2008 19:17



Movie Reviews The Wrestler

In the minds of many critics, Mickey Rourke has become the new Golden Boy of the movies. In reviewing Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler , which opens...

17th December 2008 19:24



Mccready Hospitalised After Alleged Suicide Attempt

Troubled country singer MINDY MCCREADY has been hospitalised after an alleged suicide attempt, according to new reports. MCCready, 33, was taken to...

17th December 2008 22:17



Fascinating Fact 6554

DUFF MCKAGAN from GUNS N' ROSES and THE STRAY CATS' SLIM JIM PHANTOM are among rockers lined up for next year's (Apr09) annual Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy...

17th December 2008 22:17



Hough Is Happy To Adopt If She Can't Have Kids

Country singer JULIANNE HOUGH isn't fazed by the possibility her recent bout of endometriosis may have left her infertile - insisting she'd adopt if...

17th December 2008 22:17



Lil Wayne Bids To Stall Lawsuit

Rapper LIL WAYNE is bidding to delay a lawsuit filed by a singer accusing him of stealing a sample from her song without permission. Karma-Ann...

17th December 2008 22:17



Ronson Lands Allen In Trouble Over Womanizer Cover

LILY ALLEN's cover version of BRITNEY SPEARS' single WOMANIZER has landed her in trouble with record label bosses - after her pal MARK RONSON helped...

17th December 2008 22:17



Slash Refuses Credit For Sweet Child O' Mine

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitar ace SLASH refuses to accept credit for the band's biggest hit SWEET CHILD O' MINE - insisting he came up with the famous...

17th December 2008 22:17



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SIENNA MILLER and sister SAVANNAH will show the Autumn/Winter collection for their fashion line TWENTY8TWELVE at London's Fashion Week in February...

17th December 2008 22:17



Rutherford Keeps Fit By Breastfeeding Two-year-old Son

Pregnant actress KELLY RUTHERFORD has managed to keep fit and toned by breastfeeding her two-year-old son. The 40-year-old Gossip Girl star is...

17th December 2008 22:17



Aniston Calls For Friends Movie Soon

Former FRIENDS star JENNIFER ANISTON is urging studio bosses to "hurry up" and make a movie version of the show before the cast are all...

17th December 2008 22:17



Cruise Learned From Wayne For Valkyrie Role

TOM CRUISE prepared for his role as a Nazi assassin in new movie VALKYRIE by studying American movie icon JOHN WAYNE. The actor wore an eye patch to...

17th December 2008 22:17



Sweetin Limited To Supervised Visits With Eight-month-old Daughter

Actress JODIE SWEETIN has been limited to supervised visits with her eight-month-old daughter after she was accused of abusing drugs and alcohol at...

17th December 2008 22:17



Doctors Order Piven To 'Immediately' Cancel Broadway Run

A mystery illness has prompted doctors to order actor JEREMY PIVEN to "immediately" quit his role in Broadway play SPEED-THE-PLOW. The Entourage...

17th December 2008 22:17



Fascinating Fact 6556

A California man who found a little black dress in his closet was stunned when appraisers for U.S. TV series ANTIQUES ROADSHOW determined it once...

17th December 2008 22:17


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