Tuesday, July 31, 2007


The romance of Druggie Pete Doherty and Cocaine Kate Moss

Pete Doherty says he is drug free and desperate to win back "nasty" Kate Moss.The troubled Babyshambles rocker, who recently had another anti-heroin implant fitted to help him beat drugs, says Kate is a jealous "nasty old rag" but he still loves her. Pete, who was dumped by the supermodel after he reportedly cheated on her,told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "Kate has broken my heart. There's been this lock down and I can't get hold of her. This is the only way I can get through. I'm here to tell her that I love her. Kate is both jealous and suspicious. She is a nasty old rag and she kicked me in the head. But I love her because of the things she does in bed and because she is a multi-millionaire!"When she finished our relationship in a blazing row I decided never ever am I going to go through that again."The 28-year-old musician also bizarrely revealed that despite declaring his love for the 33-year-old model - he has proposed to another woman and plans to marry her in November. Pete admitted: "I made rather a rash gesture. It was more in a fit of anger.I asked this girl Christine to marry me. She has gone back to Paris and I don't know what to do."Pete insists he was never unfaithful to Kate, despite reports he spent the night with a South African model in June. He said: "I love Kate with all my heart. I wasn't going to go after some average model, let alone some girl I've known as a friend for years. Being accused all the time of going with other women takes its toll."Although Kate has reportedly changed all her phone numbers to stop her ex-lover contacting her, Pete claims she still phones him. He said: "She rang last night and left a drunken answer phone message,singing 'Moon River'. She has ripped my heart out. I don't know what I'm doing."Pete, who was recently ordered by a judge to enter rehab or face a prison sentence, completed a tough detox program and is planning to stay clean.The musician said: "I was under very heavy sedation. All my receptors are blocked which means I can't enjoy Class A drugs. It's been dark, but I've come out of rehab a new man."I'm feeling good and I'm determined I can beat drugs. If I had Kate back then life wouldn't be so bad would it?"Her dream was for us to be a normal, happy couple. I guess my drug problem ruined all that. You don't know what you have lost until it is gone."


Paris Hilton is reportedly set to lose her £25 million (U.S. $50 million) inheritance following her wild behaviour.The reality TV star - who recently completed a prison sentence for driving with a suspended licence - has angered her grandfather, Barron Hilton, chairman of the Hilton Hotel chain. He is said to be embarrassed about Paris' outrageous behaviour and has cut her out of his will. Sources claim Barron has never really forgiven his outrageous granddaughter for cashing in on the infamous sex tape she made with ex-lover Rick Salomon. Instead of fighting Salomon to stop the footage coming out, she allegedly made a deal with him which meant she could keep a cut of the profits from the subsequent DVD release. A source said: "When Paris agreed to leave the tape on sale for a share of the cut, it seemed like she had given it her blessing. Her grandfather couldn't understand that and it just went downhill from there."The 79-year-old mogul has become more and more disillusioned with Paris -who was recently accused of smoking marijuana in a nightclub - and refuses to be talked round by family members. Jerry Oppenheimer, author of the Hilton family's biography 'House of Hilton', said: "He was, and is, extremely embarrassed by how the Hilton name has been sullied by Paris. He doesn't want to leave unearned wealth to his family."However, some reports claim Paris is still set to receive her inheritance.


Britney Spears has finalised her divorce from Kevin Federline.The official papers were filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday and signed in the afternoon by Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon. Britney's lawyer Laura Wasser said after the hearing: "They are divorced. Everything is finalised."I think she's OK with the terms. She would like to be with the kids more.She said that. She thinks Kevin would like that too."I think both of them would prefer to have more custody, and that can be worked out down the line."When questioned about the alimony payment agreement, Wasser said it will not be made public unless there is an enforcement issue.Gordon ruled yesterday that Britney, 25, and Kevin, 28, will continue to share equal custody of their sons, 22-month-old Sean Preston and10-month-old Jayden James, pending a custody hearing on August 14. But a source close to Kevin has revealed he may file for full custody within the next few days.The insider said: "His attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, has been watching and monitoring Britney's behaviour very closely."There is a clause in the divorce so either parent can seek full custody and it is very possible that you will see Kaplan seeking full custody for Kevin as early as this week."Kevin is extremely concerned with Britney's erratic behaviour and he needs to make sure his kids are protected."Britney has not met the benchmarks for sobriety that were outlined in the agreement."Wasser won the right for the current custody agreement - which divides custody equally - to be sealed to protect the best interests of the children.Wasser implied if the document - detailing the specific timeshare schedule and transportation specifications - was made public the children could be at risk of being kidnapped.She wrote: "Such information greatly increases the chances that the actions of the media could threaten the safety of the minor children by, for example, causing a traffic accident or by exposing the minor children to criminals who might target the minor children for financial gain."Britney filed for divorce on November 7, 2006, after just two years of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences".The 'Toxic' singer asked for both legal and physical custody of the children, with reasonable visitation rights for Kevin.He responded by filing for divorce and also seeking both legal and physical custody of the children.


The producer of LINDSAY LOHAN’s next movie insists the project is "still on schedule" despite the actress’ recent drink-driving arrest.The Mean Girls star was arrested in Los Angeles on July 24th and charged with driving under the influence - for the second time in two months - and possession of cocaine. But producer Lucas Jarach is confident Lohan’s legal woes won’t affect upcoming film Dare To Love Me. He says, "The shooting of the movie, the filming, is not scheduled to start until October 1. Lindsay is still on board. We stand behind her."


Director WOODY ALLEN has angered the Spanish public by gaining large filming grants for shooting his new film in Barcelona. Officials in the city have allocated $1.36 million (£680,000) to help fund the film, as well as provide police escorts for one of the stars, Scarlett Johansson - meaning around 10 per cent of The Barcelona Project is being paid for by local taxpayers. Local paper El Periodico says, "He must think we’re pretty stupid," while politician Alberto Fernandez slammed the lack of funding for local movie makers. He says, "They spend money on this film, but seem to find it difficult to give money to Spanish or Catalan films." However, the film’s Spanish producers insist the project has received the same public grants as Spanish movies - despite the unique investment from the city hall, which will see the local government recoup costs in line with the film’s profits.


Author J.K. ROWLING is upset so many impatient HARRY POTTER fans skipped to the last pages of her latest book - just to see how the fictional series ended.Rowling had hoped her faithful fans would read the entire Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows and not race to the end, and now she regrets not putting the final chapter out separately.She says, "I should have published the last chapter separately and forced you to read ’til the last."(After) 17 years work you kind of want people to reach it in the way you want them to reach it."


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Best Dressed David and Victoria Beckham

DAVID and VICTORIA BECKHAM have been named in the top ten best dressed celebrities in the world, according to U.S. magazine Vanity Fair.The couple, who moved to L.A. with their three sons, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz earlier this month, made the list in the annual fashion poll as one of the most stylish showbiz couples.Their entry in the publication’s top ten reads, "Because the whole is greater than the sum of the parts." Other stars in the top ten include Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher.


Star USHER’s would-be bride TAMEKA FOSTER has denied rumors the couple have split, just days after their wedding was inexplicably cancelled.The pair were due to wed on Saturday, but the nuptials were called off allegedly due to a string of differences in opinion between the couple and Usher’s disapproving mother. But Foster insists the reasons for postponing the wedding presented by the press are wide of the mark. She says, "No-one knows why we cancelled the wedding, but I can tell you that all of the reasons everyone is speculating and writing about are completely untrue." Pregnant Foster admits, however, she did check into hospital at the weekend after she fell victim to pre-term labor: "We had a scare. But, I am fine and the baby is fine." Usher announced his stylist girlfriend Foster was pregnant in January and the couple confirmed engagement reports in June.


Shooting on Britney Spears' new music video was stopped after the singer reportedly "sobbed hysterically" during a pole dance routine. The troubled star, who was filming the promo for new single 'Give Me More', apparently looked "dead-eyed" and "disorientated" and became paranoid during her raunchy pole dance last Wednesday. A source said: "Britney was rude, and she chain-smoked and drank an enormous amount of Red Bull throughout the shoot. "She had a problem with the extras watching her pole dance, suddenly she was in floods of tears. It was sad to witness."At one point, Britney - who was wearing a black leather waistcoat, a pair of black hot pants and ripped fishnet tights - squatted on the floor and hugged her Yorkshire Terrier puppy London as she vacantly stared into space. Around 100 frustrated crew members were sent home after 18 hours on the Los Angeles shoot, which had been paid for by Britney.The 25-year-old star is desperate to re-launch her ailing pop career since splitting from husband Kevin Federline, shaving her head and entering rehab. The video shoot took place just hours after Britney's shocking interview and photo shoot with America's OK! magazine, during which the mother-of-two was said to be "completely out of it". Her mood was described as erratic and she was reportedly extremely paranoid - at one point believing the ceiling was about to cave in. Britney ordered fried chicken during the shoot and wiped her greasy hands on a Gucci dress worth several thousand dollars.The singer also used a Chanel dress to clean up her puppy's feces.


Hollywood sex goddess Cameron Diaz

Jude Law has flown to the US to be with alleged new love Cameron Diaz.The British actor, who played Cameron's lover in festive comedy 'The Holiday', is set to spend a romantic week with the stunning actress. A source is quoted as saying: "Jude is going to take her on a series of romantic dates this week."They had a lot of fun while making 'The Holiday' and this is the key to their relationship."Cameron, 34, previously admitted she "fell in love" with the 'Cold Mountain' star, also 34, after working with him last year. She said: "Jude is charismatic, fun, open and charming. It is very easy to fall in love with him."Cameron - whose ex-boyfriend is pop heartthrob Justin Timberlake and was recently romantically linked to wealthy environmentalist David deRothschild - is reportedly reluctant to rush into another serious relationship.Jude, who previously dated Sienna Miller and was married to actress-and-designer Sadie Frost, is also said to be keen to take things slowly.The source added: "They have both suffered heartache in the past and don't want to jump into anything too serious too quickly."


Christina Aguilera was ordered to cancel two of her world tour dates after collapsing backstage.The 'Dirrty' singer, who is reported to be four months pregnant, suffered breathing difficulties during a performance in Melbourne, Australia, last Friday. Although she managed to finish the concert, the star was forced to miss some songs and her encore. Doctors were called to the venue and after treating Christina they ordered her to cancel her two remaining Melbourne dates and confined her to bed rest.Christina - who has yet to confirm the pregnancy herself - apologised to her fans, saying she was suffering from flu. She said: "I want to personally apologise to all of my fans."I am truly disappointed that I won't be able to share my show with you all."The 'Beautiful' singer is set to fly to New Zealand today to finish the last two dates of the 'Back To Basics' tour. However, friends are concerned she is over-doing it and want her to slowdown. One said: "She is a perfectionist and hates letting people down. But we're hoping she will cancel the last two dates and return to Los Angeles to put her feet up."Earlier this month, Christina's estranged father, Fausto, confirmed his daughter was expecting her first child with husband Jordan Bratman. He said: "I'm so excited. I want Christina to achieve all her goals. I wish her all the happiness in the world."


Tom Snyder

Veteran U.S. talk show host Tom Snyder, whose idiosyncratic interviewing style bemused and annoyed late-night TV viewers during three decades, has died after a long battle with leukemia, associates said on Monday. He was 71. The former host of NBC's "Tomorrow" show and CBS' "The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder" died on Sunday evening at his home in San Francisco, said his longtime agent and lawyer Ed Hookstratten. "Tom was a true broadcaster, a rare thing," said Peter Lassally, executive producer of Snyder's CBS show, in a statement released by the network. "When he was on the air, he made the camera disappear. It was just you and him, in a room together, having a talk." Comedian David Letterman, who took over Snyder's time slot when Snyder left NBC and later hired Snyder to follow his own show after moving to CBS, said: "Tom was the very thing that all broadcasters long to be -- compelling." Snyder gained national fame for hosting "Tomorrow" in NBC's post-"Tonight Show" spot from 1973 to 1982, with some of his more memorable guests including former Beatle John Lennon, Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols and convicted killer Charles Manson. But a quirky on-air presence -- including frequent digressions about his personal life and the habit of laughing gustily at his own jokes shared with an unseen crew -- made him as much the center of attention as his interview subjects. Seated cigarette in hand on a simple, darkened set adorned with just two chairs, he was alternately pompous and self-deprecating. His style transfixed some viewers, irritated others and was famously captured by comedian Dan Aykroyd's impersonation of Snyder on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." According to the Web site IMDB.com, Snyder conceded that one of the most embarrassing moments of his career came when he realized 10 minutes into an interview with rock singer Meat Loaf that he had been calling him "Meatball." At the height of his run, Snyder reportedly was considered a possible future anchor of the NBC Nightly News or a likely successor to Johnny Carson to host "The Tonight Show." But a reformatting of "Tomorrow" in the early 1980s failed to catch on and the program was canceled in 1982. Snyder's time slot ended up going to Letterman. After several years back on his original medium, radio, Snyder returned to national television in 1983 with an interview show on cable TV's CNBC, adopting the catch phrase: "Fire up a colortini, sit back, relax and watch the pictures, now, as they fly through the air." Two years later, he landed on broadcast television again to host "The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder" on CBS, in the time slot following Letterman's "Late Show" until 1999. Snyder announced on his Web site about two years ago that he had been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia but said his doctors had assured him his condition was treatable and "nothing to worry about." Snyder had quit smoking about five years previously. Snyder was born in Milwaukee and began his broadcasting career as a local radio reporter before moving into television and anchoring local newscasts in Philadelphia.


Harry Potter is set for success at the first ever Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards to be held in the UK after receiving four nominations.'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' - the fifth instalment in the series - will battle it out against three other popular fantasy films 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End', 'Shrek the Third' and 'The Simpsons Movie' in the Best Movie category. Daniel Radcliffe, who plays heroic wizard Harry Potter, faces stiff competition in the Best Movie Actor category from 'Pirates of the Caribbean' co-stars Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom and British comic Rowan Atkinson. Emma Watson, who plays Harry's friend Hermione Granger, is up against Cameron Diaz, Dakota Fanning and Keira Knightley for the Best Movie Actress prize.'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' - author J.K. Rowling's seventh and final tome in the series - has been nominated for Best Book.Cameron Diaz, who has won several Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in the past, is thrilled with her Best Movie Actress nomination. She said: "What a cool honor to be nominated for the first UK Kids Choice Awards. I'm going out for scones and some yummy clotted cream to celebrate."Thanks, UK kids! Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards rock. I've had a blast every time I've gone to the show."Fall Out Boy will battle it out against Girls Aloud, McFly and Sugababes in the Best Band category. Avril Lavigne, Gwen Stefani, Hilary Duff and Cheryl Cole from Girls Aloudare set to contest the Best Female Singer prize. Justin Timberlake, a previous host of the awards ceremony, received two nominations. He is up for Best Male singer, while his single 'What Goes Around' was nominated in the MTV Hits Best Music Video category.The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK, hosted by British boy band McFly,will take place on October 20 at London's ExCeL arena. Fans can vote by logging onto www.nick.co.uk or by utilising the interactive features of their digital TV box.Voting begin yesterday and closes on September 30.


Hollywood actress Paris 'The Slut' Hilton

Paris Hilton is to make her musical movie debut in a futuristic rock-opera-horror.The hotel heiress has joined the cast of 'Repo! The Genetic Opera', a thriller set in 2056 about an organ failure epidemic that forces people to buy expensive genetically modified organs from the evil biotech company Geneco. Co-producer Carl Mazzocone said: "We saw many actresses for the role, but Paris sang better than all of them."Paris, 26, will play Heather Sweet, the daughter of the movie's villain, Genco owner Rottismo Largo. Director Darren Lynn Bousman - who directed the last two instalments of the 'Saw' horror series - explained the premise of the movie, saying: "The idea is that everybody is buying up organs, and they cannot afford to pay for these organs. Thus, legalized organ repo-men come into the picture. Murder becomes sanctioned by law. So, if you buy a heart and can't afford it, someone can burst through the door and take your heart out and they don't get in trouble for it."'Romeo and Juliet' actor Paul Sorvino has been cast as Largo, while 'Spy Kids' star Alexa Vega will play Shilo, the daughter of repo-man Nathan.The film - which is based on the play by Terrence Zdunich and Darren Smith -is due to start shooting in Toronto, Canada, in September.It is scheduled for release in 2009.
Why not ? Paris Hilton is a horror anyway !


Hollywood actor Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson has been spotted canoodling with a mystery blonde.The 'Wedding Crashers' star - who recently split from girlfriend Kate Hudson - was seen getting intimate with the young beauty at the opening of new Los Angeles club Opera on Thursday. A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: "Owen Wilson had a few drinks, and at the end of the night he was sitting on a bench with a blonde whispering in his ear, sitting on his lap."Owen and Kate separated last month after the actress allegedly grew tired of him neglecting to spend time with her.The couple met on the set of romantic comedy 'You, Me and Dupree' while Kate was still with her husband, Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson, the father of her three-year-old son, Ryder.The 28-year-old actress split from Chris in August last year after almost six years of marriage, but denied the break-up was caused by her friendship with Owen. Kate and Owen went public with their relationship in March. Owen's brother, Luke, also confirmed they were an item, saying: "He seems very happy. She is a very nice girl."

Monday, July 30, 2007


P. Diddy was refused a table at a top St. Tropez nightclub for being "so B-list".The music mogul - real name Sean Combs - visited exclusive hangout Les Caves in the French Riviera on Thursday night. Despite once being a regular customer, Diddy was turned away. A source said: "He is so B-List here. No one even acknowledges him."A few years ago Diddy was king of the Riviera, relaxing on his yacht and partying in the clubs with a galaxy of stars including Uma Thurman, Paris Hilton, and Ivanka Trump.The father-of-four - who was recently dumped by long-term girlfriend Kim Porter - was once famously pictured jet skiing off the St. Tropez coast wearing a white bathrobe. But this year Diddy, 37, has been seen wandering around the fashionable beach resort alone.One source mocked: "Nobody goes out there until the first and second week of August."Maybe he's afraid he'll get lost in the crowd once all the real celebs show up."A spokesperson for the rapper said: "We have spoken to him and it is completely untrue. He just went in briefly to say hello to a friend. He never intended to stay."


Sexy Jake Shears is having a gay wedding

Scissor Sisters singer Jake Shears is to marry his boyfriend in a flamboyant New York ceremony.The outlandish star - who recently bought an apartment in New York with Chris, who he has been dating for eight years - plans to tie the knot with his lover in a "glorious" ceremony next spring. A source said: "Jake and Chris are both blissfully happy with their apartment and the wedding is the next thing. They're ready to show everyone they're together."A wedding will take their relationship on to the next level. Knowing Jake, it is sure to be fabulous!"Jake, who proposed shortly after buying property which is located in New York's exclusive Tribeca district, has told close friends Kylie Minogue and Geri Halliwell to keep the secret date free.The 28-year-old singer has also asked his bandmates Ana Matronic, Baby Daddy,Del Marquis and Paddy Boom to record a special song for the big day. Jake has chosen a "technicolour" themed wedding and plans to wear a striped suit for the ceremony. A flock of doves will be released before and after the nuptials and the venue will be filled with daffodils and tulips. Jake and Chris will officially tie the knot in nearby New Jersey - where same sex marriage is legal - and then travel back to New York to celebrate.The singer recently revealed he wanted a Disney-themed wedding ceremony. Jake said: "I want to have a Disney wedding. There was all this talk about us getting married at the Glastonbury festival, but that was never going to happen. I'm obsessed with Disney and they've just started doing same sex unions."


Angelina Jolie took on her latest movie role so she could be a hero to her children.The Oscar-winning actress - who has four children, five-year-old Maddox,three-year-old Pax, two-year-old Zahara and one-year-old Shiloh, with lover Brad Pitt - provides the voice of Tigress in 'Kung Fu Panda'. She said: "I'm doing 'Kung Fu Panda'. I'm going to be a hero to my children.I'm the tiger and Jackie Chan's in it, so I'm so cool."Meanwhile, Angelina and Brad and three of their children went bowling with good friend Mariane Pearl and her young son Adam.The couple are currently holidaying in France and decided to treat the children and Mariane - who Angelina recently portrayed in the movie 'A Mighty Heart' - to an afternoon at the local family fun centre 'Le Palace'. However, the day almost turned sour when Brad slipped on one of the lanes and hurt his back.The centre's owner, Patrick Bernard, said: "The children don't have the strength to always get the ball down the lane, because it sometimes stops, so Brad thought he'd go down the lane to push it along. He slipped and fell on his back - hard!"My wife was disappointed when Brad was OK and she missed her only chance in life to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to Brad Pitt!" Brad and the three boys - Maddox, Pax and Adam - also played air-hockey,while Angelina and Zahara chatted to Mariane. Bernard added: "With only two lanes we're certainly the smallest bowling in France, so we're still having trouble realizing we spent Monday afternoon with the most famous couple in the world."Before leaving, Angelina and Brad personally thanked the Bernards - speaking a little French - and signed autographs for the couple's 15-year-old daughter.


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Jessica Biel won't strip off on screen.The stunning actress, who is dating Justin Timberlake, is not prepared to flash her flesh on film and admits she has been overlooked for roles because of her no nudity stance. Jessica said: "I'm sure I've lost some roles because I don't do it. The other day I read a script that required some nudity, something topless. It's probably going to be a great movie but I just don't want to do it."Although the 25-year-old actress refuses to bare her curves, she is happy to be thought of as a sex symbol. Jessica - who starred in the remake of 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' and 'The Illusionist' - said: "It's extremely flattering to be thought of in that way. It's nice to be wanted and desired, you think, 'I'm being accepted as a woman now.' That's kind of cool."Jessica was recently ranked number one in Stuff magazine's 100 Sexiest Women 2007.


Paul Stanley, a singer and guitarist with rock band Kiss, was forced to pull out of a show in California on Friday after his heart started beating at more than twice the normal level, he said on his Web site.The apparent tachycardia happened while the band was rehearsing for a performance at a casino in San Jacinto, California, about 90 miles east of Los Angeles. "My heart spontaneously jumped to 190 plus beats per minute, where it stayed for over an hour necessitating paramedics to start an IV and give me a shot to momentarily stop my heart and get it into a normal pattern," Stanley, 55, wrote on his site http://www.paulstanley.com . A normal heart rate at rest is about 60 to 80 beats a minute, according to the American Heart Association.Tachycardia, or rapid heart rate, can cause palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, hotheadedness's, fainting or near fainting, the group said on its Web site http://www.americanheart.org. Stanley said he was advised performing would be risky, and the show went on without him. Fellow principal Gene Simmons told fans the group would play as a trio, and turned the show into a tribute to his ailing bandmate. A call to Kiss manager Doc McGhee for an update on Stanley's condition was not immediately returned late on Saturday. Stanley, born Stanley Eisen, and Simmons co-founded Kiss in New York City in 1973. Adored by fans, despised by critics, the group made a name for itself performing in white face make-up and ghoulish costumes. Hits during its heyday included such anthems of teen rebellion as "Rock and Roll All Nite" and "Shout It Out Loud." Stanley released a solo album last year.


Famed movie director Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman, one of the most influential film makers of the 20th Century, has died aged 89.Woody Allen once described the Swedish director as "probably the greatest film artist".Bergman was widely acclaimed for films such as The Seventh Seal in 1957 and Fanny And Alexander (1982), which won four Oscars, including Best Foreign Language Film.He made more than 50 films, encompassing all the extremes of his native Sweden.They featured the claustrophobic gloom of unending winter nights, glowing summer evenings and the bleak magnificence of the island where he spent his last years.Bergman first gained international attention with 1955's Smiles Of A Summer Night, a romantic comedy that inspired the Stephen Sondheim musical A Little Night Music. But it was The Seventh Seal, released two years later, that riveted critics and audiences.An allegorical tale of the medieval Black Plague years, it contains one of cinema's most famous scenes - a knight playing chess with the shrouded figure of Death.His last work was Saraband, a made-for-television film on Swedish public television in December 2003.The show starred Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson, two of Bergman's favourite actors.Though best known internationally for his films, Bergman was also a prominent stage director.Allen's tribute came in a 1988 celebration of Bergman's 70th birthday, saying he was "probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion picture camera".


Naomi Priestley with huddy Jason Priestley

Jason Priestley says his new baby daughter Ava is just like a rabbit -because she has urinated on him.The former 'Beverly Hills 90210' actor - whose wife Naomi Lowde-Priestley gave birth to their daughter on July 2 - knew the tot loved him when she peed on him. Jason, 37, told Us Weekly magazine: "The other day I had her on my chest and she peed on me. But babies are like bunny rabbits. When they pee on you, it means they like you."The actor also revealed the day Ava was born he was in complete awe of her,but when she cried all night he realised parenting was going to be hard work.He said: "The first time I saw her, time stood still. It took my breath away. But the day she was born she cried all night."We came home from the hospital and were like, 'Is this what it is going to be like?' "But Naomi, 31, insists Ava's night time tears have stopped. She said: "She is very mellow."


Jay-Z is stepping down as CEO and president of Island Def Jam records.The hip-hop mogul was reportedly unimpressed with the appointment of producer Jermaine Dupri as president of the label's urban music division in February this year and is now in talks to quit the company. A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: "There isn't room for two kings at one label."Why would Def Jam bring in another power-hitter urban guy?"Jay-Z is now reportedly considering moving to Columbia records, the home of his girlfriend Beyoncé Knowles.The 38-year-old rapper is expected to take ownership of the master recordings of his musical catalogue with him when he moves.Jay-Z has been responsible for signing a number of major music stars to the label, including his 19-year-old protégée Rhianna - who he signed to Def Jam in 2004.The hip-hop mogul's success with the young songstress has made him an attractive option for Columbia co-chair Rick Rubin.A source said: "Rick's creating a super group of staff. So it would make sense that he would want Jay on his side."


Girls Aloud

Girls Aloud are being stalked by an Internet psychopath who has threatened to torture, kill and rape all five members.The deranged man has posted a chilling story on the web describing how he would gruesomely murder and dismember Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts.He graphically details how he wants to cut up their lifeless bodies and sell their parts on Internet auction site eBay.The story, entitled 'Girls (Scream) Aloud', is described on restricted website Kristen Archives as: "The very sexy deaths of all five members of the world's sexiest all-girl group."Before the terrifying tale unfolds, the writer warns readers: "This story contains imaginary descriptions of the rape, torture and mutilation of five of the sexiest girls in pop today."I cannot stress enough that this is strictly fictitious."Despite the writer insisting he would never carry out the acts described in the story, the five girls are said to be very concerned about what the man is capable of. However, they refuse to let the writer stop them from living their normal lives. A spokesman for the band said: "We won't give this person the satisfaction that the girls care."They have security with them all the time, they are safe enough."The website features 15,000 pieces of explicit 'fiction', including brutal murders, torture and child abuse.


Sir Bob Geldof has thanked God for saving the motorcyclist who crashed into his car from serious injury.The 55-year-old musician was shaken after a biker collided with his silver Lexus as he was pulling out of parking space outside a Chelsea cinema in south west London the other night. Bob - who had been to see a preview screening of 'The Simpsons Movie' with daughters Pixie, 16, and 11-year-old Tiger Lily - rushed to help the man and quickly called an ambulance.The rider of the 600c Honda was taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries to his knee and groin, but is expected to make a full recovery. Bob said: "Thank God he's fine. Thank God again. The main thing is he's OK. He had all this biker gear on which probably stopped a lot of damage."I was speaking to him and told him to lie still. The paramedics came and checked him. There's nothing broken which surprised me. I'm so glad."Bob - who spoke to three police officers before being picked up in a black car - insisted the incident was a complete accident. He explained to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "I was pulling out and a woman stopped to let me go and the bike came up on the other side and went in to the wheel. He was sent flying. It was an accident. I indicated out and the woman stopped to let me come out. He was coming up down the middle lane. He came up on my blind side."However, a witness disputes Bob's version of events saying the anti-poverty campaigner was trying to do a U-turn on the busy King's Road. A witness said: "Bob came out of the cinema. Him and his daughters jumped into the car and instead of going the way the traffic was going he quickly did a U-turn."


Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling sank into a deep depression after completing the final 'Harry Potter' book.The Scottish author went into mourning when she finished the boy wizard's seventh adventure, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows', ending the hugely popular series. She told NBC's Meredith Vieira: "The first two days were terrible. I was incredibly low."I was mourning the loss of this world that I had written about for so long and loved so much. I was also mourning the retreat it had been from ordinary life, which it has been."It forced me to look back at 17 years of my life and remember things. I went through the birth of three children, two serious bereavements and a marriage break-up. It was very much linked to my mother dying. But there were lots of happy memories as well. This big long passage from my life is now rounded off."The 41-year-old writer - who turns 42 next Tuesday - also confessed she burst into tears when she completed chapter 34 of the 36 chapter book, which sees Harry walk into the forest to confront his nemesis Voldemort. She said: "I didn't cry as I was writing, but when I finished writing, I had enormous explosion of emotion, and I cried and cried and cried."Rowling says it took a whole week for her to get over the loss of the magical world she created. She explained: "I woke up on kind of day eight and felt actually quite light, light-hearted, and thought, 'I can write whatever I like. And the pressure's off.' And it's not as though Harry's gone from my life, because he will always be in my life."



Gary Oldman claims playing Sirius Black in the Harry Potter movies has made him a "cool dad".The critically acclaimed actor - who has reprised his role as Harry's godfather for the fourth movie in the adventure series 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' - says his two children think he is incredibly hip for starring in the last three movies of the successful franchise. Gary, 49, told Empire magazine: "I like the character because he is unpredictable, and very volatile, but he isn't a bad guy."But I also liked the dynamic that he was set up to be a bad guy, and was actually something quite different. And of course I've got kids of my own now, and they love me being in the Harry Potter films."I'm now part of a phenomenon. You become incredibly cool to your kids, and you get a young fan base. So you became the cool dad at school. You're suddenly hip."The star also revealed he has formed a close friendship with Daniel Radcliffe, who stars in the title role. He added: "The kids in the movies are excellent, and in some ways it's the closest thing to theatre, because there's that sense of the company."And you become close and don't all drift away like you do after most films.The people working on it are so good, and Dan in particular has become a good friend. We've become quite close."



Fergie claims she never loses her temper because she has learnt to control it in therapy.The 'My Humps' singer, who is a former drug addict, is now so at peace that she hasn't had an argument for years. Fergie, 32, said: "I've been in therapy for a few years so I don't really lose my temper."It sounds kind of corny but I like to discuss rather than yell."The last time was probably years ago in my early twenties when my ex-boyfriend threw all my clothes off the balcony. We didn't break-up,though. It was a very 'exciting' relationship. Fiery!"Despite her calm outlook, the Black Eyed Peas singer believes misery is a better emotion for making music.She said: "Tragedy is more interesting."Fergie is now dating 'Transformers' actor Josh Duhamel. The couple live together in Los Angeles and Josh has installed a stripper pole in their home for Fergie to entertain him with erotic dances.


Shia LaBeouf watched his skin bubble as he was burned in a botched stunt in 'Transformers'.The actor - who is currently filming the new Indiana Jones movie with Harrison Ford - refused to do some of his stunts after he was burned during one action sequence. Shia, 21, said: "I do 95 per cent of stunts myself. The other five really was too much. If you can feel your skin bubble because of the heat, you have to draw the line."I saw my skin pulsate - like there were little worms beneath it."The young star admits he has been put to shame by 65-year-old Harrison, who still does all his own stunts. Shia revealed: "He's in incredibly good shape. He's tried on the original costume and it fits like a glove. And he's doing all his own stunts."The first time I met Harrison he lets you know exactly where he stands in this whole thing, just with a handshake - he's a guy's guy and has got a strong handshake."And when I saw him walk out of his trailer with the fedora on - Oh my god! It was overwhelming."

Sunday, July 29, 2007


Movie star NICOLAS CAGE has purchased a £5 million ($10 million) countryside mansion in Bath, England - making him the owner of 14 properties worldwide.The actor was attracted to the 18th century Midford Castle for its ideal getaway from the "madness" of Hollywood, reports British newspaper The Sunday Times.The Ghost Rider star’s real estate history already boasts 13 properties in five countries worth an estimated £33 million ($66 million).


BRITNEY SPEARS has come under fire from an animal rights group in Los Angeles after choosing to buy a new $3,000 (GBP1,500) dog from a pet store.The Humane Society U.S. officials claim the pop superstar should have spent more time picking her pet. Spokeswoman Stephanie Shain tells U.S. TV news show Entertainment Tonight, "Choosing a dog is a major lifestyle decision that should not be taken lightly."We suggest that people take time to choose a member of their family, and to be sure they are working with a reputable breeder… Ms. Spears is setting a damaging example to the public."Most dogs sold in pet stores come from puppy mills - factorylike facilities, churning out purebred and ‘designer’ puppies in large numbers. Puppy mills look only to make a profit; commonly disregard the dog’s physical and emotional health."


Superstar MICHAEL JACKSON has been ordered to pay $256,000 (£128,000) in overdue fees to a California law firm, according to court papers filed in Los Angeles.The Thriller hitmaker has been ordered by Torrance Superior Court to pay the fees to law firm of Ayscough and Marar after failing to compensate for their services following his 2005 sex abuse case.It is believed Jackson’s lawyers have agreed to pay the outstanding fees.Last month (Jun07), Jackson settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit with financial company Prescient Acquisitions Group over $48 million (£24 million) brokerage fees for the singer’s multi-million dollar loans.


ROD STEWART’s socialite daughter KIMBERLY has laughed off reports she is dating bad boy American rocker TOMMY LEE.Rumours first surfaced the couple were dating after Pamela Anderson’s ex reportedly attempted to woo Kimberly by flying a helicopter the her Los Angeles mansion.But Stewart insists they are just friends.She says, "I don’t have a boyfriend at the moment. "Tommy is, honestly, just a friend. I don’t have any time to see anyone right now."


USHER’s wedding has been mysteriously scrapped.The R&B superstar was hoping to wed his pregnant fiancee Tameka Foster on Saturday afternoon at record executive Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid’s home in Long Island, New York. Flowers, catering and even entertainment by Usher’s pal Robin Thicke was booked when the singer’s publicist announced the ceremony was cancelled earlier today. Usher’s spokeswoman, Patti Webster, says, "No additional information will be given regarding the circumstances of the cancellation, but we hope the privacy of this matter will be respected." Webster refused to comment on whether or not the couple had split.Usher announced his stylist girlfriend Foster was pregnant in January and the couple confirmed engagement reports in June. News of the wedding cancellation comes just days after American tabloids reported Foster has a secret criminal past. In the current issue of the National Enquirer, Foster’s half-sister has spoken out about her past - including a romance with a drug dealer, who was ‘executed’ by a rival gang.Valencia Foster told the tabloid, "Tameka is giving him (Usher) a big-time snow job." The half-sister reveals she was sworn to secrecy when Usher went home to Oakland, California to meet his future in-laws recently. She adds, "(He said) ‘You know all the family secrets - tell me about them.’ Before I could say a word, Tameka kicked me so hard under the table she almost put a hole in my leg. Then she pulled me aside and whispered, ‘Don’t tell him anything.’" But Valencia couldn’t keep quiet - she told the Enquirer her half-sister was once involved with a married drug dealer and was arrested twice, allegedly serving 20 days behind bars for petty theft.

Saturday, July 28, 2007


Nicole Richie and Joel Madden yesterday

Troubled socialite NICOLE RICHIE has been sentenced to four days in jail after pleading guilty to driving under the influence.The 25-year-old was sentenced on Friday morning in Los Angeles Superior Court, where she was supported by her boyfriend, Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden. Richie was arrested on 11 December when she found driving her Mercedez Benz the wrong way down California State Route 134 highway in Burbank, California.After failing an on-field sobriety test, Richie admitted to having smoked marijuana and taken a vicodin painkiller.In court on Friday, Richie was fined $2,048 (£1,024) and ordered to complete a 21-day alcohol education course. She has also been placed on three years probation.Richie must serve her time in either the City or County Jail before September 28th. The Superior Court Commissioner warned Richie she had put lives at risk during the incident and if she drove under the influence again and killed someone, she could be charged with murder - not manslaughter.Richie was previously convicted of driving under the influence in 2003.In recent weeks, Richie has been rumoured to be pregnant with Madden’s baby, although neither have confirmed or denied the report.


DAVID HASSELHOFF has been reliving his BAYWATCH days by acting as a lifeguard during his daughters’ ocean activities. Hasselhoff is taking time out of his acting career to spend time with Taylor Ann, 17; and Hayley Amber, 14; since winning full and physical custody of the teens during a court battle with ex-wife Pamela Bach last month. The star admits he is very overprotective and often "overreacts" with his youngest daughter Hayley Amber. He tells America’s OK! magazine, "Today, we were in the ocean and she’s saying, ‘Dad, I want to take off my life preserver.’ And I’m like, ‘These jet skies turn over, we’re in the ocean, you can’t, I’m the lifeguard!’"


The jury at the PHIL SPECTOR murder trial has heard how shooting victim LANA CLARKSON told her closest friend she "wanted out" just days before her death. Punkin Irene Elizabeth Laughlin - known as Punkin Pie - told the Los Angeles Superior Court hearing how Clarkson complained about her life in Hollywood during a telephone conversation. Laughlin told the court Clarkson was normally a positive person but the last time she spoke with her friend, the actress told her, "I can’t take it anymore.I’m sick of this town. I want out." Her testimony supports the defence’s argument Clarkson was suicidal when she went to the music producer’s Alhambra, California home in 2003. Spector is accused of the fatal shooting of Clarkson at his mansion in February 2003. He has pleaded not guilty and claims Clarkson committed suicide.The trial continues.


Singer R. Kelly

R&B star R. KELLY is to shoot another 10 episodes of his TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET drama after signing a new deal with U.S. cable network IFC.The singer has already enjoyed chart success with his ‘hiphopera’, which was accompanied by a short film, in which he starred as ladies’ man Sylvester.The film then became a 12-episode DVD last year and now Kelly has struck a deal with IFC to shoot an additional 10 episodes of his sage of infidelity.Bosses at the cable network also plan to air the original 12 episodes.


Actress TEA LEONI once suffered for sex - after getting intimate with husband DAVID DUCHOVNY in a sauna.The Fun With Dick & Jane star passed out after an energetic steamy sex session with The X-Files actor early on in their relationship.Duchovny recalls, "We were on a weekend getaway and it was up in Vancouver.We went to one of the islands and the place that I rented for the weekend had a sauna."It was really early in the relationship and we were just all over each other and the sauna wasn’t going to stop me. I recovered pretty quickly. She got a little enervated."


CATHERINE ZETA-JONES has created the perfect sandwich - but husband MICHAEL DOUGLAS refuses to eat it because it’s "gross".The Welsh actress reveals she has always been partial to smoked salmon sandwiches on brown bread with potato chips in the middle crushed down, and now she’s added lemon juice, salt and pepper.She says, "I had them during each of my pregnancies and I actually had it two nights ago for dinner as well. It’s one of those comfort foods I really love."Michael hates it. He thinks it’s gross… There’s plenty of things I like to eat that make him really wants to throw up - like Marmite."


Cybill Shepherd still sexy

Actress CYBILL SHEPHERD was so nervous about baring all in her movie debut THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, she asked her experienced co-stars if she should disrobe.The former model called a meeting with Cloris Leachman, Eileen Brennan and Ellen Burstyn and asked them if they’d strip if they were her.She recalls, "I asked each of them… ‘If you were me in this movie, with this director, Peter Bogdanovich, would you take your clothes off?’ And they said, ‘Yes.’" Shepherd admits she wouldn’t have disrobed in the film if it wasn’t for the fact she was in love with The Sopranos star Bogdanovich at the time. She adds, "I fell in love with Peter… I fell in love with him as a man…before I came to understand that he was a great director. I would not have done a nude scene if he hadn’t been a great director." Years later, after Shepherd sued Playboy magazine for printing an unauthorised naked print of the actress which Bogdanovich cut from the film, she insisted the director put the shot of her breasts back in the film’s re-release. She says, "I said, ‘Put that shot of my breasts back in; they looked great then."


Hollywood icon CLARK GABLE’s one time love interest ANITA PAGE insists the actor was not perfect - he had bad breath and false teeth.Gable’s former girlfriend and leading lady Page made the discovery on the set of their 1931 movie The Easiest Way, confessing it was a horrible shock to find the 30-year-old had bare gums. She recalls, "One day on the set all these young girls arrived. ‘Oh, Mr Gable’ they squawked at once. ‘You are so handsome’, they went on and on."Anyway, when they left I turned to Clark and said ‘Hey gorgeous, how does it feel to be God’s gift to women?’ "’Wanna see?’ he said. He took a piece of candy from his blazer pocket and had a bite, and to my horror, as he chewed he pulled his false teeth out! They stuck solid to his gum."The rotting stubs in his jaw smelt something awful."


Actress SANDRA BULLOCK can afford to be selective about her movie roles because she doesn’t need the cash.The Crash star would consider reading the scripts of less lucrative movie parts, because she has no fear of them being unsuccessful. She says, "I can now choose the roles that I want to do rather than ones that I think will make money."I know I’m very lucky to be in this position and, as long as I have people around me to tell me I’m not about to go broke, I’m happy to do any movie that barely breaks even."

Friday, July 27, 2007


Rumer Willis with party slut Lindsay Lohan

Bruce Willis' daughter Rumer was partying in a Maryland hotel room raided by police, who arrested a man on drugs charges.Rumer, whose mother is Demi Moore, was one of four people in a room at the La Quinta hotel when a member of her new film's production crew was arrested for possession of marijuana.The man, named as Christopher Henry, is the 'key grip' on independent film 'From Within', which stars Rumer and is currently shooting in Aberdeen.Police had reportedly been called to the hotel after other guests complained about the noise.Police chief Randy Rudy said: "What I was told by my officer was that Rumer was in the periphery and was not related to this arrest in any way."The incident will still concern her father, however.Last month, Bruce admitted he fears his daughters Rumer, 18, Scout LaRue, 16 and Tallulah Belle, 13, could get involved with drugs and alcohol. He said: "Demi and I have talked to the girls about the perils of drugs and about how on both sides of the family, they have a predisposition to alcoholism."I hope we've sent them into the world with the right amount of information."Representatives for Bruce and Demi both refused to comment on Rumer's arrest.


Keith Richards is set to make over $7 million from his autobiography.The Rolling Stones rocker has sparked a bidding war for his memoirs and he is now set to receive a staggering $7.3 million in advance. Publishers Harper Collins and Little Brown are the two favourites for the tome.The 63-year-old guitarist, his agent Ed Victor and his manager for three decades, Jane Rose, will now have to choose a 'winner' between them. As the publishers have matched each other on the price, the decision will be made on who can offer the best marketing plan and the editor they can offer the rocker and collaborating writer James Fox. A source said: "Price is no longer an issue."Whatever the outcome Richards is certain to be happy, as he stated before the bidding war he wanted to surpass the $5 million advance rival guitarist Eric Clapton received for his book, due out this October. Hell raiser Richards was paid $1.6 million for his diaries in the 80s by publisher Bantam, however, he returned the money saying he couldn't remember enough to fill a book.


Lindsay Lohan should give up driving

Lindsay Lohan allegedly took two men hostage in the car she was driving at the time of her arrest on Tuesday. The 21-year-old actress sped away with the two men following an argument with her assistant Tarin Graham at a Malibu party. Lohan, who was said to have been drinking all evening, attended the party with Graham, her unnamed boyfriend and his three friends Dante Nigro, Jakon Sutter and Ronnie Blake. Nigro, Sutter and Blake had been waiting in Nigro's GMC Denali car for Graham's boyfriend to drive them home.In an emotional state, Lohan - whose assistant told her she was quitting during their heated exchange before driving off alone in her own car - jumped in the driver's seat, started the engine and gave chase. A panicked Blake jumped out of the vehicle and claims Lindsay carried on driving, running over his foot.The 21-year-old star followed Graham onto Malibu's Pacific Coast Highway, at which point Nigro told gossip website TMZ.com he tried to grab the wheel, prompting Lohan to say, "If you touch me I'll sue you."When Lohan finally caught up with Graham she began circling her assistant's vehicle in the middle of the road. At one point, the troubled star allegedly boasted: "I can't get in trouble. I'm a celebrity. I can do whatever the f**k I want."Graham managed to lose Lohan and Nigro claims the actress then decided to drive to Graham's mother's house in Santa Monica to try and find her. As they arrived, Graham's mother was pulling into the driveway, but was so panicked by Lohan's erratic driving, she immediately drove off.The men claim Lohan then began to chase her at speeds of up to 80 mph through Santa Monica, running several red lights. Nigro realised the 'Bobby' star was being led to the local police station and warned Lohan to halt her pursuit or she would be arrested. He claims she replied: "I'm a celebrity. I'm not going to get in trouble."The two cars eventually stopped in a car park near the station, and when officers arrived, Nigro is convinced he heard Lohan tell them: "I wasn't driving."Nigro and Sutter then saw Lohan fail the field sobriety test, alleging when she tried to touch her nose, she almost fell over. Lohan's representatives have refused to comment on the allegations.The actress currently faces charges of DUI, possession of cocaine,transporting a narcotic into a custody facility and driving on a suspended licence.


Paris Hilton has a new club

Paris Hilton reportedly smoked marijuana during a night with Mischa Barton's ex-boyfriend Cisco Adler at a Hollywood nightclub.The blonde heiress and Adler arrived at Guy's nightclub at 1am on Tuesday night where they were apparently seen hugging and "making out"as they reportedly smoked the drug. Paris took sips from Adler's drinks before performing a karaoke version of' Bette Davis Eyes' to help celebrate a friend's birthday. Fellow revellers also claim Paris sang along to the 4 Non Blondes song 'What's Up', replacing the "what's going on" chorus with "let's smoke a bowl!"Paris and Cisco left the club at 2.30am in separate cars. Paris' representative denies she smoked any drugs, but admitted: "She was with Cisco Tuesday night/Wednesday morning."Reports of Paris' drug taking come just a month after the 26-year-old told US chat show host Larry King she had never experimented with drugs . She also vowed to quit the Hollywood party scene after serving 23 days in prison in June for driving with a suspended licence.