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Wednesday, January 09, 2013
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FASCINATING FACT:

1/9/2013 - Movie star Michelle Williams reteamed with former Dawson's Creek castmate and best pal Busy Phillips on the new season premiere of Cougar Town, which aired in America on...

THE THINGS THEY SAY:

1/9/2013 - "I got recognised in Cambodia in a temple... by a Chinese lady. She said, 'Mr. Carson!' It was very bizarre." Actor Jim Carter on the international appeal of hit period drama Downton Abbey. (...

THE THINGS THEY TWEET:

1/9/2013 - "Big day for @realhughjackman Number 1 album in the US and a @BAFTA best actor nomination , congrats mate !!" Russell Crowe toasts the success of his Les Miserables...

FASCINATING FACT:

1/9/2013 - Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn is officially single again after finalising her divorce from her husband of four years. The couple split in November . (Mc/wnwczm/kl)...

IN LIVING COLOR REBOOT AXED

1/9/2013 - Funnyman Keenan Ivory Wayans has abandoned plans to revive his beloved U.S. comedy series In Living Color. The sketch TV show premiered in 1990 and introduced the world to the likes of...

ZSA ZSA GABOR'S HUSBAND'S CONSERVATORSHIP EXTENDED

1/9/2013 - Prince Frederic Von Anhalt's temporary conservatorship of his ailing wife ZSa Zsa Gabor's affairs has been extended through August . Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz put the European...

PROTESTERS TARGET ZERO DARK THIRTY'S WASHINGTON, D.C. PREMIERE

1/9/2013 - Anti-torture demonstrators overshadowed the Washington, D.C. premiere of JeSsica Chastain's gritty new movie Zero Dark Thirty on Tuesday (08Jan13) after dressing in...

HOMELAND AND BREAKING BAD DIRECTORS UP FOR DGA AWARDS

1/9/2013 - Hit TV dramas Homeland, Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Newsroom will fight it out for the top drama series prize at the 2013 Directors Guild of America Awards. Homeland scores double mentions...

JESSICA CHASTAIN CONQUERS NIGHTMARES WITH COOL DOWN

1/9/2013 - Actress Jessica Chastain insists on cooling down her bedroom when she sleeps to avoid nightmares. The Zero Dark Thirty star admits she suffered night terrors when...

BRITISH TV PRESENTER ANDREW MARR SUFFERS STROKE

1/9/2013 - Veteran British newscaster Andrew Marr has been hospitalised after suffering a stroke. The journalist, 53, fell ill on Tuesday (08Jan13) and is now receiving attention at a local medical centre...

ROSIE O'DONNELL IS A MUM AGAIN

1/9/2013 - Actress Rosie O'donnell is a new mum. The A League of Their Own star and her wife Michelle Rounds are the proud parents of a baby girl named Dakota. It is not clear if the tot was adopted...

THE THINGS THEY SAY:

1/9/2013 - "My goal is to be the oldest actor still working." Veteran actress Shirley M acLaine, 78, has no plans to retire anytime soon. ...

AMELIE STAR PLANS TO FOLLOW DEPARDIEU OUT OF FRANCE

1/9/2013 - AMELIE star Mathieu Kassovitz is set to follow fellow actor Gerard DepardieU and flee his native France. Depardieu is leaving to escape high taxes and now Kassovitz has revealed he's considering...

DOUGLAS KENNEDY FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST HOSPITAL NURSES

1/9/2013 - John F. Kennedy's nephew has filed a lawsuit against two hospital nurses following a scuffle at a New York medical center last year . Douglas Kennedy, the son of U.s. Senator Robert F. Kennedy,...

JEREMY JACKSON IS MARRIED

1/9/2013 - Former BAYWATCH star Jeremy Jackson is a married man after tying the knot with his girlfriend of 10 years. The actor, who played David Hasselhoff's son Hobie on the hit TV series, proposed to...

ACTRESS PATTY SHEPARD DIES OF HEART ATTACK

1/9/2013 - Spanish screen icon Patty Shepard has passed away at the age of 68. She died from a heart attack at her home in Madrid on 3 January , according to the New York Daily News. Born in South...

TV CRIME DRAMA LOVE/HATE LANDS 11 IFTA NOMINATIONS

1/9/2013 - Popular TV crime drama LOVE/HATE will lead the way at the 2013 Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) after scoring a record 11 nominations. The series will compete for the title of best TV...

JOSH BROLIN PLAYS DOWN NEW YEAR'S DAY ARREST

1/9/2013 - Actor Josh Brolin has brushed off his New Year's Day (01Jan13) public intoxication arrest, insisting he was just having a little bit of "innocent" fun.. The No...

KLAUS KINSKI'S DAUGHTER ACCUSES LATE STAR OF SEXUAL ABUSE

1/9/2013 - Late German actor Klaus Kinski has been sensationally accused of sexually assaulting his own daughter for 14 years, starting when she was just five years old. Kinski's actress daughter Pola...

DENNIS HOPPER'S SON MAINTAINS INNOCENCE OVER RAPE ALLEGATIONS

1/9/2013 - A lawyer for Dennis Hopper 's actor son is confident his client will be cleared amid allegations he raped a teenage girl in 2011. The reported victim, identified only...

THE HOBBIT TOPS U.K. BOX OFFICE FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE WEEKEND

1/9/2013 - Naomi Watts ' critically-acclaimed drama The Impossible has failed to break The Hobbit's hold on the U.K. box office as Peter Jackson's fantasy epic held on to the...

ANNE-MARIE DUFF TO REPRISE SHAMELESS ROLE

1/9/2013 - Actress Anne-marie Duff will return to her breakthrough role on British series SHAMELESS for the TV hit's final episode. The show, focusing on a dysfunctional family living on an impoverished...

CANCELLED U.S. SOAPS TO RETURN

1/9/2013 - Cancelled American soap operas All My Children and One Life To Live are to be given a new lease of life online following a passionate campaign by fans.. All My Children came to an end in 2011...

LINCOLN IS ODDS-ON FOR BAFTAS TRIUMPH

1/9/2013 - LINCOLN is set to be a big winner this awards season - the historical biopic is the runaway favorite to scoop the top prize at the upcoming British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta)...

GEORGE CLOONEY TO SHARE THE SCREEN WITH STACY KEIBLER

1/9/2013 - George Clooney is giving his girlfriend Stacy Keibler a career boost by hiring her as his co-star in a glitzy advert to launch his new tequila venture.. The Hollywood actor has stepped behind...

ANNE HATHAWAY TEARS UP OVER HOOKER ROLE

1/9/2013 - Anne Hathaway choked back tears during an interview on British TV on Wednesday (09Jan13) as she recalled the trauma of playing a prostitute in the new movie...

OPRAH WINFREY TO QUIZ LANCE ARMSTRONG FOR TV INTERVIEW

1/9/2013 - Oprah Winfrey is set to tackle Lance Armstrong about the doping allegations which have ruined his sporting career when she quizzes him during a candid new interview. The 41-year-old...

PADMA LAKSHMI DISGUSTED BY INDIA GANG-RAPE HORROR

1/9/2013 - Model-turned-TV-host Padma Lakshmi was "sickened" by the brutal rape and murder of a young woman in her native India but insists she is "not surprised" by the attack. Jyoti Singh, a 23-year-old...

HUGH JACKMAN INJURED RUSSELL CROWE IN LES MISERABLES FIGHT SCENE

1/9/2013 - Hugh Jackman left Hollywood hardman Russell Crowe battered and bruised on the set of...

EVA LONGORIA HOSTING LATINO CELEBRATION FOR BARACK OBAMA'S INAUGURATION

1/9/2013 - Actress Eva Longoria will host a gathering of Latino stars later this month (20Jan13) in celebration of U.s. President Barack Obama's inauguration. The former Desperate Housewives star, who...

FASCINATING FACT:

1/9/2013 - Pregnant British royal Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge marked her 31st birthday on Wednesday (09Jan13). A spokesman confirmed the former Kate Middleton planned to mark her birthday "privately" by...

NEVE CAMPBELL HAPPY SHE WAITED FOR MOTHERHOOD

1/9/2013 - Actress Neve Campbell is happy she waited until later in life to become a mother because she feels "very confident" and "comfortable" as a parent in her late-30s. The Scream star, 39, and actor...

JENNIFER LAWRENCE CRIES TO MUM OVER LOSS OF PRIVACY

1/9/2013 - Actress Jennifer Lawrence frequently calls her mum crying over the loss of her privacy. The 22-year-old Oscar-nominated star has made it big in Winter's Bone, Si=...

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY INDULGED IN BURGER AFTER MOVIE DIET ENDED

1/9/2013 - Actor Matthew Mcconaughey celebrated the end of filming on Dallas Buyers ClUb by eating a cheeseburger because he had been on a drastic diet to play a skeletal AIDS victim in the movie. The...

HUGH JACKMAN'S FATHER BATTLING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

1/9/2013 - Hugh Jackman has opened up about his father's battle with Alzheimer's disease. The actor reveals his dad Chris is in the grip of the devastating condition, which...

JENNIFER ANISTON GIVES JIMMY KIMMEL A HAIRCUT ON LIVE TV

1/9/2013 - Actress Jennifer Aniston showed off her scissor skills by giving U.S. talk show host Jimmy Kimmel a haircut on live TV this week (beg07Jan13). The former Friends star...

CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS FURIOUS OVER DJANGO UNCHAINED ACTION FIGURES

1/9/2013 - Activists at Reverend Al Sharpton's American civil rights group have called for a national boycott of "highly offensive" action figures based on QuentIn Tarantino's new movie Django Unchained....

MICHAEL MOORE HECKLED AT NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS

1/9/2013 - Filmmaker Michael Moore was given a frosty reception at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Monday (07Jan13) as he was heckled when he stepped on stage to present a prize. The Fahrenheit...

LINCOLN LEADS BAFTA FILM AWARDS NOMINATIONS

1/9/2013 - ' historical drama LINCOLN will be the movie to beat at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Film Awards after scoring a massive 10 nominations. The film,...

THE THINGS THEY TWEET:

1/9/2013 - "Oh my goodness...my daughter just took her first steps!!! proud mommy". Actress Marla Sokoloff's baby daughter Elliotte Anne achieved a new milestone on Tuesday (08Jan13). ...

MARK ROMANEK STEPS DOWN FROM CINDERELLA ADAPTATION

1/9/2013 - Mark Romanek has stepped down as the director of the much-anticipated movie adaptation of beloved fairytale Cinderella. Last month (Dec12) it emerged Irish actress Saoirse Ronan and Swedish...

WOODY HARRELSON FILMS ANTI-FUR VIDEO

1/9/2013 - Actor Woody Harrelson has voiced a poignant new video calling for an end to the use of fur in fashion. The former Cheers star narrates The Humane Society of the...

JASON CLARKE UNDERWENT SIMULATED WATERBOARDING FOR ZERO DARK THIRTY RESEA=

1/9/2013 - Rch Actor Jason Clarke tackled a terrifying simulated waterboarding experience as research for his role in critically-acclaimed drama Zero Dark Thirty. The Australian...

DAMIAN LEWIS FEELS GUILTY LEAVING CHILDREN TO FILM HOMELAND

1/9/2013 - British actor Damian Lewis struggles to leave his children to film HOMELAND in America and is wracked with guilt whenever he works away from home. The drama, which also stars Claire Danes,...

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2 LANDS 11 RAZZIE NOMINATIONS

1/9/2013 - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 looks set to dominate the upcoming Golden Raspberry Awards after landing 11 nominations. The vampire blockbuster is tipped in the Worst Picture, Worst...

KATT WILLIAMS ARRESTED IN LOS ANGELES

1/9/2013 - Embattled comedian Katt Williams was arrested in Los Angeles on Tuesday (08Jan13). A judge in Sacramento, California issued a bench warrant for the funnyman's arrest on Monday (07Jan13) after...

ACTOR NED WERTIMER DIES

1/9/2013 - Actor Ned Wertimer has died at the age of 89. The Jeffersons star passed away on 2 January at the Sherman Village Health Care Center in California after suffering complications from a fall...

TOM CRUISE TO RECEIVE HONORARY CITIZENSHIP OF SOUTH KOREAN CITY

1/9/2013 - Actor Tom Cruise is set to be handed honorary citizenship of Busan, South Korea later this week (ends13Jan13) in recognition of his lengthy career. The Top Gun icon...

THE THINGS THEY SAY:

1/9/2013 - "Emma Stone, who I've worked with before, we get a little goofy around each other. So it was hard for us to be dramatic." Ryan Gosling tells MTV he struggled to...

THE THINGS THEY SAY:

1/9/2013 - "We went to some weird places. The song begins when my character has just had her first experience as a prostitute and Tom Hooper, light-hearted guy that he is, decided that that experience should...

LITTLE-KNOWN IRISH ACTOR LANDS LEADING ROLE IN NEW TRANSFORMERS SEQUEL

1/9/2013 - Irish actor Jack Reynor has beaten a handful of hopefuls to land a starring role opposite Mark Wahlberg in Michael Bay's latest TRANSFORMERS blockbuster. The...

COURTENEY COX INVESTIGATING ODD CHRISTMAS PILLOW GIFT

1/9/2013 - Actress Courteney Cox is keen to find out who sent her a mystery Christmas pillow gift - because it appeared to be an invite for a prospective lover. The former Friends star's eight-year-old daughter...

JOSH BROLIN REPLACES CLIVE OWEN IN SIN CITY SEQUEL

1/9/2013 - Movie star Josh Brolin has signed on to replace Brit Clive Owen in the upcoming Sin City sequel, A Dame To Kill For. Brolin, who will play Dwight, joins the project...

GORE VIDAL HELPED SUSAN SARANDON AFTER SHE BECAME FIRST-TIME MUM

1/9/2013 - Writer Gore Vidal helped actress Susan Sarandon raise her daughter Eva AmurRi Martino when she gave birth to the tot near his vacation home in Italy. Vidal and his...

SICK ZOSIA MAMET THOUGHT SHE'D LOST GIRLS PART

1/9/2013 - Actress Zosia Mamet feared she had blown her chance at landing a role in hit U.S. drama GIRLS after showing up to her New York audition high on cold medication. The Mad Men star - the daughter...

JESSICA CHASTAIN WILL BE MID-AIR WHEN OSCAR NOMINEES ARE ANNOUNCED

1/9/2013 - Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain will face a nervous wait to find out if she's...

NAOMI CAMPBELL ON THE MEND AFTER MUGGING

1/9/2013 - Supermodel Naomi Campbell has assured fans she is recovering well after she was mugged in Paris last year . The British beauty was hailing a cab in the French capital when she was v=...

ACTRESS AND UNION OFFICIAL MARTHA GREENHOUSE DEAD AT 91

1/9/2013 - Actress Martha Greenhouse has died, aged 91. The stage, film and TV star, who served as an actors union leader for more than four decades, passed away on Saturday (05Jan13). Greenhouse appeared...

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