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Daldry Refuses To Americanise Billy Elliot

LATEST: New York critics are desperate to see BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL Americanised for Broadway audiences, but director STEPHEN DALDRY is determined to keep it set in its northern England location. Members of the...

Cruise Puts Mission: Impossible Iii In Danger

TOM CRUISE's bizarre recent behaviour and devotion to Scientology has forced movie bosses to consider scrapping MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III, according to widespread reports. The COLLATERAL heart-throb recently shocked viewers during an appearance on OPRAH...

Polls Slam Cruise Romance As A Publicity Stunt

TOM CRUISE's burgeoning love affair with KATIE HOLMES has been slammed as a publicity stunt by readers of two American magazines. Polls in PEOPLE and US WEEKLY show that a majority of both publications'...

Slated Beach Boys Musical To Close

The musical based on the music of THE BEACH BOYS is being abandoned just three months after opening on New York's Broadway. GOOD VIBRATIONS, which opened in February (05) and closes on Sunday (24APR05),...

Hurley Hurt Over Press Taunts

Model and actress ELIZABETH HURLEY is still hurt by British press taunts over her acting ability and her young son DAMIAN's appearance. Journalist JULIE BURCHILL slammed Hurley's acting skills in an article in Britain's...

Row Over Travolta's Fever Dancefloor

JOHN TRAVOLTA's plans to buy the dance floor he strutted across in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER when it goes on auction have been put on hold, because a disgruntled promoter claims the nightclub centrepiece belongs to...

Roberts Blast Helps Director Praise Giamatti

Director ALEXANDER PAYNE credits MIKE NICHOLS' scathing criticism of JULIA ROBERTS' acting ability with giving him the words to praise his SIDEWAYS star PAUL GIAMATTI. The film-maker blasts Roberts' performance in his latest movie...

Sweet Charity Composer Dies

Legendary SWEET CHARITY Hollywood composer CY COLEMAN has died at the age of 75. The Bronx-born musician passed away on Thursday night (18NOV04) after spending the night at the theatre watching MICHAEL FRAYN's play...

Kilmer's Moses Musical Makes Cuts

Producers of VAL KILMER's much-maligned musical theatre debut as MOSES in THE TEN COMMANDMENTS are already making cuts a week into its Los Angeles run. The bosses behind the big-budget production have cancelled three...

Fox Urges Churches To Buy 'Passion'

Movie giant 20TH CENTURY FOX has urged American churches to persuade their parishioners to buy the DVD of controversial film THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. The studio sent 260,000 postcards to churches offering bulk...

Bono And Marquez Defends Argentina's Debt

Rock star BONO and writer GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ have signed a statement that has appeared in American newspapers - defending Argentina's debt restructuring offer. The U2 singer, NOBEL literature laureate Marquez and former Soviet...

Mariah's Literary Help

Pop star MARIAH CAREY's forthcoming foray into literature will be ghost written by another author. The THANK GOD I FOUND YOU singer is busy writing an illustrated children's book to compete with her bookish...

Love Leaves Hospital

LATEST: Troubled singer COURTNEY LOVE has reportedly been discharged from a New York City hospital where she was receiving treatment for a "gynaecological medical condition", according to a friend of the rocker. A person...

Madonna's Children's Book Tops Best-seller List

Pop Queen MADONNA's third children's book YAKOV AND THE SEVEN THIEVES reached seventh place on THE NEW YORK TIMES' best-seller list last week (ends09JUL04), three weeks after its release. It marks the AMERICAN LIFE...

Diddy's Daring Debut

SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS made his Broadway stage debut last night (26APR04) to mixed reviews. One critic described the rapper-turned-entrepreneur's performance in LORRAINE HANSBERRY's A RAISIN IN THE SUN "pretty damn good" but...

Julianne Gets Legal In New Fake Ad

Movie actress JULIANNE MOORE is baffling New Yorkers with a clever newspaper ad promoting her new movie LAWS OF ATTRACTION. Moore appears in THE NEW YORK TIMES ad promoting her character AUDREY WOODS' legal...

Judd Brushes Up On Car Race Etiquette

HIGH CRIMES star ASHLEY JUDD has finally learned how to curb her enthusiasm at car races, after years of failing to get her spectator etiquette right. The 35-year-old actress, married to Scottish CART driver...

Jackson Facing Financial Meltdown?

Troubled pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON is facing more problems as he fights allegations of child molestation, his finances have spiraled out-of-control. The ONE MORE CHANCE hitmaker is reportedly facing debts of up to $200...

Bob Hope Obituary Upset

Top American newspaper THE NEW YORK TIMES has become the brunt of many jokes again after running a BOB HOPE obituary written by a dead critic. The respected read, which was recently at the...

Spike Lee.s Anger At .Irresponsible. Newspaper

Director SPIKE LEE is still angry with a US newspaper for talking to the real-life killer on whom his 1999 movie SUMMER OF SAM was based, about what he thought of the film. The...

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