Articles Posted in 2007

  • Baron Cohen Gets Spielberg Role

    Baron Cohen Gets Spielberg Role

    Sacha Baron Cohen has landed a starring role in a new Steven Spielberg movie.

    Just a week after Cohen announced he had retired Borat – following the success of 2006 movie Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan – he has been signed to star as 60s hippie satirist Abbie Hoffman in The Trial of the Chicago Seven.

  • Winehouse Tops Maxim Poll

    Winehouse Tops Maxim Poll

    Amy Winehouse’s hit album Back To Black has topped American magazine Maxim’s end-of-year readers album poll.

    The release, which was named Britain’s bestselling album of 2007 earlier this month (Dec07), has beaten Radiohead’s In Rainbows and Graduation by Kanye West to top the album list.

    Rihanna’s Umbrella was named Best Single ahead of Winehouse’s Rehab, and Radiohead beat the White Stripes to the Best Band title.

  • Seinfeld Says No To Oscars

    Seinfeld Says No To Oscars

    Jerry Seinfeld has snubbed the chance to host the Academy Awards – preferring instead to perform for an audience that isn’t racked with nerves.

    The American comedian has turned the job down on numerous occasions over fears organisers will keep inviting him back.

    But what appeals to him least is the prospect of performing in front of a crowd of Oscar nominees, whose minds are too focused on winning awards to laugh at his jokes.

  • Joel To Perform With Philly Orchestra

    Joel To Perform With Philly Orchestra

    Singer Billy Joel will premiere his classical composition Waltz No.2 (Steinway Hall) at the Academy of Music when he makes his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra next month.

    Joel will join soprano Disella Larusdottie, pianist Conrad Tao and stage act the Blue Man Group at the event on 26 January to mark the 151st anniversary of the Academy of Music.

  • DiCAPRIO + RAFAELI ON AGAIN?

    DiCAPRIO + RAFAELI ON AGAIN?

    Leonardo DiCaprio is┬áreportedly back in the arms of Israeli model Bar Rafaeli after the ‘split’ couple was spotted holding hands in Hollywood just before Christmas.

    Revellers at the Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills saw the couple together for the first time since their October split hit the headlines on 20 December.

  • Winehouse Ordered To Appear In Court

    Winehouse Ordered To Appear In Court

    British singer Amy Winehouse has been summoned to appear in a Norwegian court – two months after she was arrested and fined in the country.

    The Rehab hitmaker, husband Blake Fielder-Civil and her hairdresser were briefly arrested and fined 500 euros for drug use and possession of seven grams of marijuana in the western Norwegian town of Bergen on 18 October.

  • Schwimmer’s Mother Puts On Pressure To Find Wife

    Schwimmer’s Mother Puts On Pressure To Find Wife

    Actor David Schwimmer is urgently seeking a woman to fall in love with and marry – following immense pressure from his mother.

    The former Friends star, 41, has gone from one dead end romance to the next, and now fears he’ll never settle down – thanks largely to the concerns of his scare-mongering mum.