Articles Posted May 2008

  • Douglas Completes Another Playground Project

    Douglas Completes Another Playground Project

    Veteran actor Kirk Douglas and his wife have unveiled their 400th school playground – concluding their decade-long effort to provide a safe place for Californian kids to play.

    On Wednesday, Douglas, 91, rode down a slide at the opening of Beethoven Street Elementary School’s newest grounds in Culver City, California – a ritual he has performed at every ceremony.

  • Winehouse Confirmed At Winehouse Gig

    Winehouse Confirmed At Winehouse Gig

    Amy Winehouse has confirmed her appearance at former South African President Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday concert this summer, after reportedly accepting a personal invitation from the ex-politician last month.

    Organisers recently promised further A-list stars would be added to the London bill, in order to “surprise” Mandela and music fans when the gig takes place in Hyde Park on 27 June.

  • Sandler Gets Top MTV Award

    Sandler Gets Top MTV Award

    Adam SandlerFunnyman Adam Sandler is set to receive MTV’s highest honour at the their 17th Annual Movie Awards this year.

    Sandler will be presented with the music network’s Generation Award after bosses decided the 41-year-old star is a leading entertainer among their increasingly younger audience.

    The actor-comedian, known for his over-the-top antics on and off screen, will be also feted for his “amazing contributions to Hollywood”.

  • American Apparel File Response To Allen

    American Apparel File Response To Allen

    Executives at clothing company American Apparel have hit back at Woody Allen’s claims they used his image in their advertising without permission, insisting the campaign was meant as a parody.

    The veteran director sued the company in March, claiming he was never contacted by the firm – which is known for its provocative ads – about the billboard and online advertisements. The ads featured an image – taken from the 1977 movie Annie Hall – of Allen dressed as a Hasidic Jew.

  • LaBeouf’s Briefs Up For Sale

    LaBeouf’s Briefs Up For Sale

    Shia LaBeouf’s briefs are up for grabs on auction website eBay.

    The actor’s costume from the film A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is on sale.

    The odd item, which currently stands at $400, features grey sweatpants, a pair of white briefs and socks – and comes with a letter of authenticity and makeup stains.

  • Spelling Back In Beverly Hills

    Spelling Back In Beverly Hills

    Actress Tori Spelling’s wish to reprise her role in hit TV show Beverly Hills, 90210 has been granted – she will return to the part that shot her to fame in a new spin-off series.

    The star – whose late father, TV producer Aaron Spelling, created the original show – has finally confirmed rumours she will be joining her pal Jennie Garth, who plays Kelly Taylor, in the forthcoming programme.

  • No Dancing For Abdul

    No Dancing For Abdul

    Paula Abdul’s dancing dreams have been shattered by the producer of American Idol - he doesn’t want his top judge appearing on rival show Dancing With The Stars.

    Abdul, a former choreographer, has made no secret of her desire to compete on Dancing With The Stars, revealing in a recent interview: “I’d be honoured. I want to wear the pretty dresses!”