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Singer Whitney Houston Enters Rehab Again

March 24, 2005 02:17:36 GMT

Singer Whitney Houston has re-entered a rehabilitation facility, a year after her first entering a program for substance abuse in March 2004 after a string of canceled appearances and erratic behavior, her publicist Nancy Seltzer said on Wednesday. There aren't any details given about when and where the pop diva had first entered the facility.

In an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer in 2002, Houston admitted to using alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs, but said then a spiritual advisor had helped her stop the bad habits. Besides, her husband Bobby Brown, also has a history of run-ins with the law, including battery charges after a domestic dispute with Houston in December 2003 and a probation violation for DUI in February 2004.

Pavarotti Back to Italy

March 23, 2005 04:48:53 GMT

Pavarotti plans to return home to Italy this weekend and resuming his farewell tour after having a neck surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital on March 9, 2005 to repair two vertebrae. The 69-year-old tenor spokesperson Terri Robson says everything works well as Pavarotti has soon recovered and currently rehearsing with his conductor, Leone Magiera, every day.

And now he's been at his New York apartment with his wife, Nicoletta, and daughter, Alice. Next Pavarotti is scheduled to continue his tour with a concert on April 2, 2005 in Johannesburg, South Africa, which soon followed by shows in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (April 7); Kiev, Ukraine (April 13); Rotterdam, Netherlands (April 16); and Prague, Czech Republic (April 20).

Joss Stone to Replace Parker for The Gap

March 23, 2005 04:28:36 GMT

The Gap company is reported to have opted young soul singer Joss Stone to replace Sarah Jessica Parker to do their musical ads for clothing chain because the ones did by Parker have reportedly struck a sour note.

Moreover, the Wall Street Journal reports that Parker had signed a multiyear deal with The Gap, which the company claims as a "unique" contract and they will never again offer a single individual a similar deal.

Letterman's Defendant Pleads not Guilty

March 23, 2005 04:00:47 GMT

Self-employed painter Kelly Allen Frank accused of conceiving a plot to kidnap David Letterman's son and nanny from their Choteau-area ranch has pleaded not guilty to three charges in state District Court in March 22. Ninth Judicial District Judge Marc Buyske accepted Frank's pleas and set a pre-trial hearing in the courthouse in Choteau in April 5 at 10 a.m.

During the brief hearing Buyske continued the bail and conditions of release set by the Justice Court last week, which was set at $500,000 in the Teton County case and $150,000 on other probation-violation charges in Lewis and Clark County for a total of $650,000.

Flockhart & Star Friends to Host Benefit Show

March 23, 2005 03:40:57 GMT

Calista Flockhart, Teri Hatcher and Julianne Moore are so generous that they team up to host a special comedy night to benefit those suffered from tuberous sclerosis, an inherited disorder of the skin and nervous system, that will take place in Hollywood on April 3 this year. The show dubbed "Comedy For A Cure" will benefit the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, whose honorary committee includes Annette Bening, Christie Brinkley, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jennifer Beals.


Tracey Gold Gets Probation

March 23, 2005 02:45:25 GMT

Actress Tracey Gold has to pay costly on her 2004 felony DUI charges due to a scary car accident she caused, because of which her husband Roby Marshall and their two sons were injured in the September 3 wreck when she drove the family SUV. By Means of which she has been put to 3 years probation, given 30 days of county work release, ordered to perform 240 hours of community service and had her license suspended for a year.

Ventura County District Attorney Jeff Gorell told E! Online Monday that the actress' could have been had a worse sentence if only she had not hit the public shame circuit. Further Gorell added "The judge chipped some hours away from her community service since she has already been using her celebrity to let others know about the dangers of drunk driving."

Gunfire at Nas Monday Night Show

March 23, 2005 02:29:16 GMT

Rapper Nas Monday night show at London's Brixton Academy came to a mid-set halt after two shots were fired. Nobody was harmed by the shots, yet London's Evening Standard reported that several people were hurt in the panic to exit the hall.

The concert was soon stopped and police were called to the scene shortly before 10 p.m. local time. The case has been handed over to investigators with the Metropolitan Police's Operation Trident, which deals with gun crime in the black community.

Berry Is in A Desperate Bid to Have A Child

March 22, 2005 04:19:31 GMT

Actress Halle Berry is looking for a sperm donor as her first option before she comes to adoption just to have another child of her own. "I've been so desperately unlucky in love and that has thwarted my desire for motherhood. It's so frustrating and it looks like the only option I have left is to head for the sperm bank. The only other option would be adoption. I really earn for a child and I can't wait much longer," the actress openly admits.


Aniston's "Breakup"

March 22, 2005 03:54:12 GMT

What a fortuitously that following her separation with Brad Pitt in January, Jennifer will in short time play in her next movie entitled "The Breakup." Instead of commenting on the rumors and tabloid reports that relate the film with her estrangement, the Friends beauty tend to laugh at it.

In TV show "Access Hollywood" aired on Monday Jenn laughed off the irony of her next movie being a romantic comedy titled "The Breakup," about a couple separating. Rather she said she felt she had yet to complete the transition from TV to film. "I feel like I have got one good foot in there, and we will see if they still want to have me back," she added.

Stallone to Induct Hogan in Hall of Fame

March 22, 2005 03:38:42 GMT

The tough actor Sylvester Stallone will induct Hulk Hogan into the WWE Hall of Fame in a ceremony in Los Angeles on April 2, 2005, World Wrestling Entertainment announced Monday. The induction ceremony itself is planned to be held at the Universal Amphitheatre, an official WrestleMania Week event in Southern California. Sections of the hall of fame induction will air that evening on Spike TV at 11 p.m. ET.


Ryan & Crystal Voted the Greatest on-Screen Couple

March 22, 2005 03:28:02 GMT

Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal have been voted the greatest on-screen couple of all time in a new poll commissioned by British chain store Woolworths thanks to their 1989 romantic comedy "When Harry Met Sally." Right after both there are Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart who win the second position for their romance in the Oscar-winning 1942 classic "Casablanca." Julia Roberts and Richard Gere as well come third for their team-up in hit 1990 movie Pretty Woman.


Sean Connery to Write Memoirs

March 22, 2005 02:22:37 GMT

Sean Connery is going to write an autobiography, which will be write by famous ghost-writer Hunter Davies, who has been signed by the acting legend since last summer. This second memoirs after Connery's previous one is planned to launch in 2007 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of his glittering film career.

It is reported that Davies will write openly all about Connery, including his sex life and wife beating that he always denies. This obviously drives the actor to such fear of losing his public image.

Richards & Sheen Reunite for Daughter's Birthday

March 21, 2005 03:43:17 GMT

The just-now divorce couple Sheen and Richards were reunited for their daughter Sam's 1st birthday party on March 12, 2005. Had planned for the party a month ago, both of them looked very friendly in front of their 50 guests, which include Sheen's dad Martin, at their Agoura Hills, California, home.

It seems that either Sheen or Richards knows how to be good parents, which is assessed by a pal says "They want to be good together in front of their daughter."

Muniz to Present Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

March 21, 2005 02:14:39 GMT

This year's Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards held in April 2, hosted by Ben Stiller will present some famous artists, like Frankie Muniz, Lil Romeo and Hilary Duff. Will also present the show are Chris Rock, Halle Berry, Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell and Amber Tamblyn.

In addition, there will also rapper Will Smith and the punk-pop quintet Simple Plan to perform during the show, which will be broadcast live from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on the Nickelodeon cable television network.

Swank's Fruit Fine Settled

March 19, 2005 04:30:27 GMT

Actress Hilary Swank will in short time received the letter, a New Zealand court sent her on March 18, 2005 ruled on her plea of a $150 fine for bringing an apple and an orange into the country. A court reviewed Swank's case in private after she wrote a letter defending her actions and appealing the fine. It wasn't revealed if the appeal was successful.


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