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Friday, December 07, 2012
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THE THINGS THEY TWEET:

12/7/2012 - "Melbourne! When a show begins with a drunk gently assaulting you with his tattooed penis you know you're in for a good gig." Funnyman Russell BraNd tackles an inebriated fan at a show in Australia....

FASCINATING FACT:

12/7/2012 - Reclusive singer/songwriter Scott Walker has curated a mini-film festival for London-based Curzon Cinemas' website. The Walker Brothers frontman has chosen 10 of his favorite arthouse films...

MORENA BACCARIN: 'THE TV GODS HANDED ME HOMELAND'

12/7/2012 - HOMELAND star Morena Baccarin has the failure of V to thank for her new role in the cult show - she had to initially sit out the pilot episode because she was signed to the revamped sci-fi series....

RICHARD ARMITAGE FEARED HIS HEIGHT WOULD COST HIM THE HOBBIT ROLE

12/7/2012 - Lanky British actor Richard Armitage refused to unpack his bags for three weeks after flying out to New Zealand to play a dwarf in The Hobbit - because he was convinced Peter Jackson would fire...

ARIEL WINTER'S MUM HIRES LAWYER TO STOP NUDE PHOTO LEAK ALLEGATIONS

12/7/2012 - Lawyers for Ariel Winter's estranged mother Chrystal Workman have fired off a cease and desist letter to a publicist who alleges he was approached by their client to leak nude images of the teenage...

CATHERINE ZETA-JONES: 'STOP ASKING ABOUT BIPOLAR DIAGNOSIS'

12/7/2012 - Actress has warned reporters to quit quizzing her about her bipolar disorder because she's "sick of talking about it". News of the Chicago star's health issues emerged last...

CONTROVERSIAL AUTHOR ORDERED TO PAY JOHN TRAVOLTA'S LEGAL FEES

12/7/2012 - John Travolta has been awarded almost $140,000 (=C2£87,500) to cover court costs in his legal battle with the author of salacious book You'll NeVer Spa In This Town...

THE THINGS THEY SAY:

12/7/2012 - "We have fantastic chemistry. You can feel it; it's palpable. Best friends chemistry." Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi has found a new pal in actress Gabourey Sidibe after the odd couple teamed up...

THE THINGS THEY SAY:

12/7/2012 - "I don't think a nude scene is in the cards for me anytime soon. I'm not looking to shock anyone." Actress/singer Victoria Justice has no plans to shed her clothes...

THE THINGS THEY TWEET:

12/7/2012 - "This morning my son got an award at school for academics and great citizenship!" Actress Jaime Pressly is a proud mum to five-year-old Dezi. ...

THE THINGS THEY SAY:

12/7/2012 - "It=E2=80=99s not true that I had my costume designer dress me up in a period costume every day... I simply wore a jacket and a tie to work every day. I did not wear period clothing." Steven Spielberg...

PAN'S LABYRINTH TO BE ADAPTED INTO STAGE SHOW

12/7/2012 - Guillermo Del Toro's dark fantasy epic Pan's Labyrinth is to be adapted into a stage musical. The Mexican filmmaker has spent four years developing the show, which will feature a score by Academy...

MARION COTILLARD CONVINCED FAME COST HER CANNES AWARD

12/7/2012 - French actress Marion Cotillard blames her media overexposure for missing out on a top award at the Cannes Film Festival in May . The movie beauty plays a...

OLSEN TWINS DESIGN $55,000 BACKPACK WITH DAMIEN HIRST

12/7/2012 - Twin moguls Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have teamed up with celebrated artist Damien Hirst to design a limited edition $55,000 (=C2£34,375) backpack. The actresses-turned-fashionistas have...

BEN AFFLECK REMEMBERS LATE RWANDAN POLITICIAN

12/7/2012 - Actor and activist Ben Affleck has paid tribute to Rwandan politician AloIsea Inyumba after learning of her death on Thursday (06Dec12). The Argo filmmaker and star...

AUSTRALIAN DJS BEHIND DUCHESS PRANK SUSPEND THEIR SHOW OVER SUICIDE TRA=

12/7/2012 - Gedy Australian DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian have suspended their radio show after learning the British nurse they duped into giving up information about the pregnant Duchess Of Cambridge...

STEPHEN BALDWIN'S LAWYER: 'TAX PROBLEMS ARE DOWN TO ACCOUNTANTS'

12/7/2012 - Stephen Baldwin's lawyer has blamed the actor's accountants for failing to take care of his tax payments following his arrest in New York on Thursday (06Dec12). The Usual Suspects star was briefly...

THE THINGS THEY TWEET:

12/7/2012 - "71 years ago. Remember Pearl Harbor and all who died there that day. And God Bless all surviving Pearl Harbor veterans today." Actor Gary Sinise marks the anniversary of the attack on Hawaii's...

OLGA KURYLENKO'S BALLET DREAMS SHATTERED AFTER BREAKING LEG

12/7/2012 - Former BOND girl Olga Kurylenko has opened up about the horrific car accident which wrecked her ballet dreams as a young girl. The Quantum of Solace star trained to be a dancer while growing up...

DENNIS RODMAN ORDERED TO PAY $500,000 CHILD SUPPORT

12/7/2012 - A judge has ordered Dennis Rodman to pay his ex-wife $500,000 (=C2£312,500) in child support and warned the former basketball bad boy he faces jail if he fails to hand over the cash. The ex-sports...

OLIVIA COLMAN AND LYNNE RAMSAY HONOURED AT FEMALE-FOCUSED AWARDS

12/7/2012 - The Iron Lady actress Olivia Colman and director Lynne Ramsay were among the honourees at a London awards ceremony celebrating the top females in TV and film on Friday...

GEMMA MCCLUSKIE'S BROTHER PLEADS GUILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER

12/7/2012 - The brother of British actress Gemma Mccluskie has admitted a manslaughter charge relating to her death, but will still face a murder trial after prosecutors rejected his plea. The former EastEnders...

DAVID LETTERMAN STAGES BILL MURRAY KIDNAP

12/7/2012 - Bill Murray was blindfolded and bundled into the back of a van with his hands tied behind his back as part of a fake kidnapping for David LettermaN's American talk show...

GEENA DAVIS INSTITUTE LANDS $1 MILLION GOOGLE GRANT

12/7/2012 - Geena Davis ' organization for gender equality has been given a boost after winning a $1.2 million (=C2£750,000) grant from Internet giant Google. The Google...

CAIRO FILM FESTIVAL GALA CANCELLED AS VIOLENCE ERUPTS IN EGYPT

12/7/2012 - The closing ceremony of Egypt's Cairo International Film Festival was cancelled on Thursday (06Dec12) due to ongoing political unrest in the country. The 35th annual movie event launched last...

NEW MUM GISELE BUNDCHEN: 'I FEEL SO LUCKY TO HAVE MY BABY DAUGHTER'

12/7/2012 - New mother Gisele Bundchen has thanked fans who flooded her with well wishes after she gave birth to a daughter on Wednesday (05Dec12). The 32-year-old Brazilian supermodel is now a mum to a little...

NURSE IN DUCHESS HOAX CALL FOUND DEAD

12/7/2012 - The nurse who was targeted in a prank phone call to Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge's hospital has been found dead in a suspected suicide. Jacintha Saldanha was discovered unconscious outside...

THE THINGS THEY SAY:

12/7/2012 - "I went through a stage in my early 20s when I was very rebellious against how I was raised and I wasn't worried about faith or religion but now, maybe because of getting married and wanting to have...

THE THINGS THEY TWEET:

12/7/2012 - "Rip Dave Brubeck, who wrote back to me when I wrote him a fan letter when I was fifteen." British funnyman Eric Idle =e2=80=8fremembers the jazz great following his death on Wednesday (05Dec12)....

BETTY WHITE HONOURED FOR ANIMAL WORK

12/7/2012 - Veteran TV star Betty White was honoured for her animal charity work at a Christmas-themed ceremony in Los Angeles on Thursday (06Dec12). The Golden Girls icon was the guest of honor at...

RAY LIOTTA VISITS CHURCHES TO RESEARCH FIRST PREACHER ROLE

12/7/2012 - Ray Liotta spent a lot of time in church researching his new role as a preacher in The Identical. The lapsed Catholic admits he enjoyed picking up The Bible and...

NEW MOTHER MEGAN FOX CHOOSY ABOUT ROLES

12/7/2012 - Actress Megan Fox has vowed to be "more cautious" about the roles she accepts now she is a mother, because she is worried her son will be embarrassed by her past...

JAMES MCAVOY TO PLAY MACBETH IN THE WEST END

12/7/2012 - Scottish actor James Mcavoy will become a Celtic king in a new West End production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. The Atonement star is set to tackle one of the...

RICKY GERVAIS IN TEARS AT LONDON AWARDS HONOURING SOLDIERS

12/7/2012 - British comedian Ricky Gervais broke down in tears at a London event saluting the bravery of British soldiers on Thursday night (06Dec12). The funnyman presented the Overcoming Adversity award...

EVA LONGORIA TO CO-CHAIR BARACK OBAMA'S INAUGURATION COMMITTEE

12/7/2012 - Actress Eva Longoria has been unveiled as a co-chair of U.s. President BaRack Obama's inauguration committee. The former Desperate Housewives star tirelessly campaigned for the leader's re-election...

ANGELINA JOLIE DONATES $50,000 FOR SYRIAN REFUGEE TENTS

12/7/2012 - Angelina Jolie and her fiance Brad Pitt have donated $50,000 (=C2£31,250) to help buy tents for Syrian refugees. The actress, who is a United Nations Goodwill...

THE THINGS THEY SAY:

12/7/2012 - "I dance and jump up and down for her a lot and I have this routine where I'm like, 'Bye, Ok I'll be right back...' There is nothing greater in the world... I exercise my right every second of...

ANNE HATHAWAY WAS CONVINCED SHE WOULD NOT WED

12/7/2012 - Newlywed actress Anne Hathaway has revealed she wasn't ever planning on getting married until she met husband Adam Shulman. The Dark Knight Rises star admits her...

KRISTIN BAUER VAN STRATEN UNVEILS PORTRAIT OF VAMPIRE MOYER

12/7/2012 - Actress Kristin Bauer Van Straten has turned painter to create a special portrait of her True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer to raise money for an anti-animal poaching charity. The TV star has...

ROSEMARIE DEWITT GLAD TO BE PART OF GRANDFATHER'S BIOPIC

12/7/2012 - Actress Rosemarie Dewitt will always be grateful to Ron Howard for casting her in Cinderella Man because the small role she played brought her closer to her grandfather - the film's subject, James...

ROGER EBERT HOSPITALISED AFTER FRACTURING HIP

12/7/2012 - Revered U.S. movie critic Roger Ebert has been hospitalised after fracturing his hip. The writer's wife Chaz took to her Twitter.com page on Thursday (06Dec12) to announce the news, joking her...

ANNE HATHAWAY TURNED TO HEART-WRENCHING REAL-LIFE NEWS FOR LES MISERABL=

12/7/2012 - Es Inspiration Anne Hathaway turned to real-life news stories about sex trafficking victims as preparation for her role as a treacherous and desperate prostitute in Les Miserables. The...

MAX CLIFFORD SPEAKS OUT AFTER ARREST IN SEX ABUSE PROBE

12/7/2012 - Celebrity publicist Max Clifford has denied historical sex abuse allegations against him following his arrest on Thursday (06Dec12), branding them "damaging and totally untrue". The 69-year-old...

RUPERT MURDOCH CANCELS LIFE OF PI PARTY TO MOURN MOTHER

12/7/2012 - Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch scrapped a party to celebrate the success of Ang Lee's new movie Life Of Pi so he could mourn his late mum. Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, 103,...

DAN AYKROYD: 'BILL MURRAY IS STILL NOT PART OF GHOSTBUSTERS SEQUEL'

12/7/2012 - Actor Dan Aykroyd has thrown up more mystery about the planned GhostbusteRs 3 movie by insisting former castmate Bill Murray will not be part of the project. ...

ANGELINA JOLIE VISITS REFUGEE CAMP IN JORDAN

12/7/2012 - Angelina Jolie appealed to officials "to do all they can" to assist civilians fleeing Syria on Wednesday night (05Dec12) during a humanitarian trip to the border of the war-torn nation. The...

ZSA ZSA GABOR UNDERGOES SURGERY

12/7/2012 - Ailing actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has undergone surgery to halt an infection around her feeding tube. The 95 year old, who has been in and out of hospital in recent years, was taken to California's...

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