15th December 2008

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Crystal Castles And White Lies Confirmed For Nme Big Gig

Rising stars Crystal Castles and White Lies have been added to the lineup for the Shockwaves NME awards Big Gig, it has been announced.Having been...

15th December 2008 0:11





Beatty 'Tried To Get Sex Scene Cut'

Hollywood lothario WARREN BEATTY was so jealous of a steamy scene between then-girlfriend JULIE CHRISTIE and DONALD SUTHERLAND, he travelled to...

15th December 2008 1:36



Lewis Holds Firm At Top Of U.k. Chart

LEONA LEWIS has continued her reign at the top of the U.K. singles chart for a second week with her cover of SNOW PATROL's RUN. The X Factor...

15th December 2008 1:36



Young Jeezy's Christmas Giveaway

Grammy nominated rapper YOUNG JEEZY has embraced the festive spirit by handing out presents to needy children. The Put On hitmaker presented the...

15th December 2008 1:36



Ronson Praises 'Unapologetic' West

DJ SAMANTHA RONSON has heaped praise on outspoken rapper KANYE WEST - insisting the star's music affords him the right to be arrogant. Lindsay...

15th December 2008 1:36



Springsteen Donated Song For Wrestler Buddy Rourke

Rocker BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN wrote a song especially for MICKEY ROURKE's new movie THE WRESTLER and gave it to director DARREN ARONOFSKY to use for...

15th December 2008 1:36



Manson To Collaborate With Ne-yo

Shock rocker MARILYN MANSON has landed a surprising new collaborator for his next album - R+B star NE-YO. Ne-Yo - real name Schaffer Smith - is best...

15th December 2008 1:36



Messing's Icy Movie Injury

DEBRA MESSING ended up in the hospital while shooting new Christmas movie NOTHING LIKE THE HOLIDAYS, after slipping on ice. The festive film was...

15th December 2008 1:36



Eastwood: 'America Has Gone Soft'

CLINT EASTWOOD sorely misses his tough youth, insisting America has gone soft since. The 78-year-old actor claims life was simpler and easier in his...

15th December 2008 1:36



Smith Urges Fans To Help Each Other

Hollywood heavyweight WILL SMITH has been preaching the message of his latest film role - by urging fans to help others in everyday life. The...

15th December 2008 1:36



Streep 'Too Ugly' For King Kong Role

MERYL STREEP was rejected for a role in 1976 movie KING KONG by film maker DINO DE LAURENTIS, who told her she was too ugly. The Oscar winner landed...

15th December 2008 1:36



Minogue's Acting Ambitions

Pop star KYLIE MINOGUE is planning to reprise her acting career in the future, as she often wonders how her life would have unfolded if she hadn't...

15th December 2008 7:12



Spears Kept Cowell Waiting

Music mogul SIMON COWELL was treated like a schoolboy as he waited to meet BRITNEY SPEARS on the set of his British talent show THE X FACTOR,...

15th December 2008 7:12



Fascinating Fact 6544

LILY ALLEN has recorded a version of BRITNEY SPEARS' hit single WOMANIZER. The track was showcased by her producer friend MARK RONSON on his weekly...

15th December 2008 7:12



The Things They Say 10556

"Some days I would love to have anonymity. Just to watch and explore the world - to be a viewer." KYLIE MINOGUE on the downside of fame.

15th December 2008 7:12



Mounfield: 'It's The Ideal Time For A Reunion'

Former THE STONE ROSES star GARY 'MANI' MOUNFIELD is convinced the band will reform next year (09) to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the...

15th December 2008 7:12



Coolio For U.k.'S Celebrity Big Brother?

Rap star COOLIO is set to star in U.K. reality show CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER, according to reports. Coolio will join a group of celebrity contestants...

15th December 2008 7:12



Barlow Eyes Girls Aloud Duet

TAKE THAT star GARY BARLOW has his eye on an all-star collaboration - he would love his band to team up with British girl group GIRLS ALOUD. The...

15th December 2008 7:12



Fascinating Fact 6545

NICOLE KIDMAN proved she was a true Australian by playing a didgeridoo on a German chat show at the weekend (13Dec08).

15th December 2008 7:12



Guttenberg Bigs Up Pantomime Role

Actor STEVE GUTTENBERG has likened his part in a British pantomime show to a meal - insisting he's the meat of the feast. The Police Academy star is...

15th December 2008 7:12



Rashad Named New Diet Company Spokesperson

Former THE COSBY SHOW star PHYLICIA RASHAD is the latest celebrity to lend her body to U.S. diet firm Jenny Craig - in a bid to shed her unwanted...

15th December 2008 7:12



Wall-e Wins Another Award

Animated film WALL-E has been given another major movie nod - it's been named one of the best movies of the year (08) by a prestigious film awards...

15th December 2008 7:12



Brando Was Godfather Mooning Champ

Acting legends MARLON BRANDO and ROBERT DUVALL lightened the mood on the set of the GODFATHER by flashing their backsides at other cast and...

15th December 2008 7:12



Fascinating Fact 6546

Actor STEVE GUTTENBERG is penning a screenplay about a reality television show.

15th December 2008 7:12



No Standstill For Keanu As New Thriller Tops Us Box Office

The Day the Earth Stood Still, a sci-fi remake starring Keanu Reeves, has topped the US box office after its opening weekend.The 20th Century Fox...

15th December 2008 9:07



Bbc Promises Review After Drama On Strictly Dancefloor

The BBC will move to revamp the scoring system used for Strictly Come Dancing after a voting tie in the semi-final drew viewer complaints.In a...

15th December 2008 9:29



Dark Knight And Benjamin Button Named In Afi Top Ten

The American Film Institute (AFI) has included box office hits and critics' favourites in its annual list of the top ten films of the year.Comic book...

15th December 2008 10:02



Marr Quiet On Reunion Rumours

JOHNNY MARR is keeping quiet about the possibility of a reunion for his former band THE SMITHS.Rumours have been circulating in the press this week...

15th December 2008 11:18



Jarvis Joins Knife Crime Benefit

JARVIS COCKER was among the artists who congregated to perform at the South Bank Centre in London last night (December 14th).Beatboxer performer...

15th December 2008 11:18



Mccartney's Meat Row With Dalai Lama

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY tried to turn the DALAI LAMA vegetarian, insisting the famed Buddhist was "wrong" to eat meat. The Beatles legend wrote to the...

15th December 2008 12:06



The Three Tenors Won't Replace Pavarotti

The remaining members of opera group THE THREE TENORS have vowed never to replace their late bandmate LUCIANO PAVAROTTI after his death last year...

15th December 2008 12:06



Mccartney 'Convinced Beatles To Take Anti-war Stance'

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has sparked controversy after taking credit for introducing THE BEATLES to politics. MCCartney tells Prospect magazine he...

15th December 2008 12:06



Akon: 'Jackson Will Never Tour Again'

R+B singer AKON is convinced pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON will never commit to another world tour - because constant media intrusion has destroyed...

15th December 2008 12:06



Adams Lied And Begged To Land Doubt Role

AMY ADAMS begged and hassled DOUBT director JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY to cast her in the movie, even after he offered her part to NATALIE PORTMAN. The...

15th December 2008 12:06



Police Probe Into Osbourne 'Brawl'

SHARON OSBOURNE is under police investigation after allegedly scuffling with a contestant on her U.S. reality TV show ROCK OF LOVE: CHARM SCHOOL. ...

15th December 2008 12:06



Pritchard Feels 'Lucky' To Date Barton

Hollywood actress MISCHA BARTON has fallen for another rock star - she is dating British singer LUKE PRITCHARD. The former O.C. star has had a...

15th December 2008 12:06



The Things They Say 10557

"He's funnier in person because his jokes get a little more daring. To this day, he doesn't call me Eva. He calls me Reva Melendez. He has this...

15th December 2008 12:06



Smith: 'Movie Made Me More Careful'

WILL SMITH is glad he plays a depressed, suicidal tax officer in new film SEVEN POUNDS - because it made him take greater control over his own...

15th December 2008 12:06



Lo Bianco And Wife Divorce

Actor TONY LO BIANCO is single at the age of 72 after parting from his wife. The star, famed for his role in the 1971 crime film The French...

15th December 2008 12:06



Smith Loves To Play The Fame Game

Hollywood star WILL SMITH is happy to sign autographs for fans - because it means he can leap to the front of the queue in posh restaurants. The...

15th December 2008 12:06



New Moon Shines For Director Of Twilight Sequel

About A Boy helmer Chris Weitz has been named as the new director of New Moon, the sequel to smash hit Twilight.The literary adaptation has earned...

15th December 2008 12:57



Sex Pistol Hints At New Album Plans

Punk legends the SEX PISTOLS are set for a recording comeback in 2009 - they are considering the possibility of a new album. The controversial...

15th December 2008 16:18



Snider Needed A Minder To Protect Fans From Him

TWISTED SISTER star DEE SNIDER needed a minder in the band's heyday - to stop him attacking fans at gigs. The colourful rocker lost his temper at...

15th December 2008 16:18



Common: 'Obama Will Influence Hip-hop'

Hip-hop is set for a big happy boost as a result of BARACK OBAMA's U.S. election victory, according to rapper/actor COMMON. The Wanted star insists...

15th December 2008 16:18



John Blasts X Factor

SIR ELTON JOHN has lashed out at U.K. TV talent show THE X FACTOR - insisting he would rather lose his genitals than watch it. The Rocket Man is due...

15th December 2008 16:18



Smith Stayed Sober For Obama Win

WILL SMITH was so determined to remember every moment of BARACK OBAMA's election win, he refused to touch a drop of alcohol all evening. The Men in...

15th December 2008 16:18



Cadillac, Slumdog + Bees Are Triple Threats At Black Reel Awards

CADILLAC RECORDS, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES have been named the big winners at this year's (08) Black Reel Awards in America. ...

15th December 2008 16:18



Smith Has Big Plans, But No More Kids

WILL SMITH has given up on the idea of having more kids because it doesn't fit into his 40-year plan with wife JADA PINKETT SMITH. The movie star...

15th December 2008 16:18



Cruise's Friendly Rematch With Lauer

TOM CRUISE returned to U.S. breakfast TV show TODAY on Monday (15Dec08), three years after he made headlines with a live rant against anti-depressant...

15th December 2008 16:18



The Things They Say 10558

"I'd like to see MICHAEL JACKSON most. This inauguration will be making history, and we need the biggest artist in history to go up and do...

15th December 2008 16:18



Marr Rules Out Smiths Reunion

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has blasted reports the legendary 80s band are planning a comeback - because he doesn't want to "go back in...

15th December 2008 16:18



The Things They Say 10559

"I'm not certain I'm actor enough yet... I need to make sure I'm man enough." WILL SMITH isn't sure he's ready to play NELSON MANDELA and MARVIN GAYE...

15th December 2008 16:18



Fascinating Fact 6547

TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES are renting out the New York apartment the TOP GUN star bought with the money he made from his big break, RISKY BUSINESS.

15th December 2008 16:18



Aniston's Secret Singing Talent

JENNIFER ANISTON loves singing and could have a successful music career, according to boyfriend JOHN MAYER. The Friends star is shy when it comes to...

15th December 2008 16:18



Siberian Crowned Miss World

Siberian beauty KSENIYA SUKHINOVA has been crowned Miss World in South Africa. The Eastern European stunner beat Miss Trinidad + Tobago and Miss...

15th December 2008 16:18



Rourke's Therapy Prepared Him For Comeback

MICKEY ROURKE spent nine years in therapy before his analyst ruled he was no longer "crazy". The actor initially resisted seeking psychiatric help,...

15th December 2008 16:18



Shrek Musical Comes To Life On Broadway

One of the most successful animated films of all time has been transformed into a musical for the Great White Way.The stage version of Shrek opened...

15th December 2008 16:46



Fifth Terminator Film 'In Development' For 2011

A fifth instalment in the Terminator franchise is reportedly in development - months before the release of the fourth film.Terminator Salvation is...

15th December 2008 17:19



Sag Leaders Fight Ny "Subversives"

Leaders of the New York local of the Screen Actors Guild on Friday demanded that the union's leaders call off plans to seek a strike authorization...

15th December 2008 18:46



Nbc Affiliates Worry Over Leno Move

Worried that moving Jay Leno's talk show to 10 00 p.m. may result in an even weaker lead-in to their local 11 00 p.m. newscasts, management at some...

15th December 2008 18:46



Studios Could Lose Millions In Tribune Bankruptcy

Studios that sold TV rerun packages to Tribune-owned stations could be hit hard by Tribune's bankruptcy, Broadcast & Cable magazine indicated today...

15th December 2008 18:46



Pepsi, Coke Win Exclusive Super Bowl Deals

Pepsi Cola will be the only non-alcoholic beverage advertising in the first half of next year's Super Bowl, Advertising Age reported today (Monday),...

15th December 2008 18:46



Jackman Named Host Of Oscars

Producers of Australia who presumably had hoped to make a big splash at the Oscars, thereby boosting attendance, but saw ho-hum reaction to the movie...

15th December 2008 18:56



Earth Stood Still Earth-shaking At Box Office

The Day the Earth Stood Still did indeed turn out to be critic-proof, as many box-office analysts had predicted. After being pounded by reviewers on...

15th December 2008 18:56



Movie Reviews Doubt

"I know people who are absolutely certain what conclusion they should draw from this film. They disagree," writes Roger Ebert in the Chicago...

15th December 2008 18:56



Movie Reviews The Reader

Stephen Daldry's The Reader was obviously intended as an Important Film, dealing as it does with the Germans' collective guilt over the Holocaust and...

15th December 2008 18:56



Movie Reviews Frost/nixon

It's a movie with the stolid title Frost/Nixon , and it's about a series of interviews that aired in 90-minute segments in 1977 between British...

15th December 2008 19:07



Blind Governor Fumes At Tv Sketch

A SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE comedy sketch mocking New York's Governor DAVID PATERSON's blindness and past cocaine use has left the politician seething. ...

15th December 2008 19:11



Dealer Ordered To Return Simpson's Hall Of Fame Ring

One of the memorabilia dealers O.J. SIMPSON was jailed for robbing has been ordered to hand over the former American footballer's NFL Hall of Fame...

15th December 2008 19:11



Strokes Man Joins Comedy Team

Rocker JULIAN CASABLANCAS can add funnyman to his resume - he is teaming up with SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE trio THE LONELY ISLAND to record a comedy...

15th December 2008 19:11



Doug E. Fresh Facing Foreclosure

Eighties rap icon DOUG E. FRESH is the latest celebrity at risk of finding himself homeless, after THE SHOW star was hit with three foreclosure...

15th December 2008 19:11



Diddley's Manager Blasts Movie Snub

Late rocker BO DIDDLEY's former manager has blasted film bosses for cutting the star out of BEYONCE KNOWLES' new movie CADILLAC RECORDS. Knowles...

15th December 2008 19:11



Wainwright Refuses To Join Gay Marriage Campaign

Gay singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT refuses to join the campaign to allow same-sex unions, insisting he has no interest in marrying. Unlike other gay...

15th December 2008 19:11



Perry And Presley Among Favourite 'Lullabies'

ELVIS PRESLEY, GUNS N' ROSES, and KATY PERRY are enough to send you to sleep - they've topped a poll of "alternative lullabies". The survey reveals...

15th December 2008 19:11



Did Hitler's Ghost Cause Tank Trouble On Valkyrie Set?

Moviemaker BRYAN SINGER feared the ghost of ADOLF HITLER had taken over his VALKYRIE set when a runaway tank threatened to destroy camera equipment. ...

15th December 2008 19:11



Real Jaws Boat To Go On Sale

A fishing boat owned by the shark hunter who inspired the JAWS movies is to be sold at auction. New Yorker Frank Mundus, credited as the real...

15th December 2008 19:11



Theatre Boss Sued By Jeweller

LION KING theatre boss SCOTT NEDERLANDER is facing a lawsuit from a New York jeweller, who alleges the Broadway producer failed to pay for $2 million...

15th December 2008 19:11



Diaz: 'I Don't Want Shrek Stage Role'

CAMERON DIAZ has ruled herself out of an appearance in SHREK THE MUSICAL - because she is terrified of performing live onstage. The actress, who...

15th December 2008 19:11



Madonna Gives Ritchie Almost $100 Million

MADONNA will hand ex-husband GUY RITCHIE almost $100 million (GBP67 million) to end their marriage, her spokeswoman has confirmed. Liz Rosenberg,...

15th December 2008 20:26



Madonna Gives Ritchie Almost $100 Million

MADONNA will hand ex-husband GUY RITCHIE almost $100 million (GBP67 million) to end their marriage, her spokeswoman has confirmed. Liz Rosenberg,...

15th December 2008 22:21



Bobby Farrelly Arrested For Fighting Cops

DUMB AND DUMBER director BOBBY FARRELLY was reportedly arrested earlier this month (Dec08), after fighting with police officers outside a nightclub...

15th December 2008 22:21



Cocker Helps Fight Against Knife Crime

PULP frontman JARVIS COCKER and former SUGABABE MUTYA BUENA are headlining a London concert to raise awareness of the city's knife crime culture. ...

15th December 2008 22:21



Richie Blasts Rihanna Collaboration Rumours

NICOLE RICHIE is baffled by reports she is working on a new album with RIHANNA, because she's too busy caring for her baby daughter to have pop star...

15th December 2008 22:21



Machine Head Cancels Tour After Guitarist Collapses Again

American rockers MACHINE HEAD have cancelled the remaining dates on their current tour, after guitarist PHIL DEMMEL collapsed onstage for the second...

15th December 2008 22:21



Slash And Mckagan Not Rejoining Guns N' Roses

Reformed rockers GUNS N' ROSES have blasted rumours original bandmembers SLASH and DUFF MCKAGAN are planning to rejoin the group in 2009. The...

15th December 2008 22:21



Gypsy To Close On Broadway

The Broadway revival of GYPSY is the latest show to fall victim of plummeting ticket sales on New York's theatre district - and will close in the New...

15th December 2008 22:21



Follow-up Fever For Will Smith

WILL SMITH is in talks to reprise two of his most successful recent movie roles in a HANCOCK sequel and a prequel to I AM LEGEND. The superhero...

15th December 2008 22:21



Magazine Bosses Blame Johansson 'Lies' On Freelance Reporter

Magazine bosses accused of fabricating an interview with SCARLETT JOHANSSON are blaming the controversy on a freelance reporter. The actress was...

15th December 2008 22:21



Williams Won't Accept Ledger's Awards

HEATH LEDGER's ex-fiancee MICHELLE WILLIAMS has denied she was set to accept any awards the late star wins for his role in THE DARK KNIGHT. Ledger's...

15th December 2008 22:21


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