6 June 2005
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MTV Movie Awards Points Spotlight at High School Films
Saturday night's MTV Movie Awards paid tribute to the year's best high school movies, handing out awards to film hits Mean Girls
, The Notebook
and Napoleon Dynamite
. There was even an honor for the cast of 1980 teen hit The Breakfast Club
who were reunited by organizers and serenaded onstage at Hollywood's Shrine Auditorium. Leonardo DiCaprio
was named Best Male, and Mean Girls
star Lindsay Lohan
Best Female. Actress Rachel McAdams
was the biggest individual winner, taking three prizes - Best Breakthrough Female Performance for Mean Girls
, Best Kiss for The Notebook
and a third along with the entire cast of Mean Girls
. But she had to share the limelight with Napoleon Dynamite
's Jon Heder
, who received two awards: Breakthrough Male Performance and Best Musical Performance for the film, which won Best Film. The ceremony also paid host to the hottest Hollywood romance of the moment, with Katie Holmes
handing out a Lifetime Achievement award to her new beau Tom Cruise
. Cruise told the crowd, "If I've been able to entertain you at all, okay? Then, I thank you for allowing me to do so." Elsewhere, child star Dakota Fanning
won Best Frightened Performance for Hide And Seek
and Dustin Hoffman
scooped the Comedic Performance for Meet The Fockers
Jolie and Pitt To Answer Questions About Romance
and Brad Pitt
are both set to appear in separate Us TV interviews tomorrow, to answer questions about their reported affair. Girl, Interrupted
beauty Jolie has been accused several times of playing a prominent a part in Pitt's split from wife Jennifer Aniston
- reports which were further fuelled when Pitt and Jolie were photographed together in Africa. And now the stars, who became friendly on the set of their upcoming movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith
, will face individual grillings - Pitt on Primetime Live
and Jolie on the Today
show. While both stars have denied being romantically involved, Jolie does declare in her interview that she no longer cares what the public thinks of her love life. She says, "It takes a lot to hurt me. I've just grown up too much to be hurt by what people's opinion of my love life is. That doesn't hurt me. Attack my child... that hurts... I'm more annoyed, when, because of all of it, I try to take my son on a carousel... and we've got too many people flashing pictures for him to have a good time. That bothers me."
Lohan Has Digital Breast Reduction
Teen actress Lindsay Lohan
's breasts have been digitally reduced for forthcoming Disney film Herbie: Fully Loaded
, to avoid offending family audiences. Test screenings for the new movie, the fourth sequel to the 1968 film The Love Bug
about a Volkswagen Beetle car with a mind of its own, indicated that some parents felt Lohan's character Maggie Peyton was too raunchy for a children's film. Disney technicians were forced to plough through numerous scenes - especially those showing the busty actress jumping up and down at a motor racing track, reducing her breasts by two cup sizes and raising revealing necklines on her T-shirts. Amused at her digital bosom reduction, Lohan says, "I don't know how Renee Zellweger
kept swelling and shrinking for Bridget Jones
. It's no fun. Bring on the computer guys."
Kelly Osbourne Back in Rehab
has checked herself back into a drug treatment centre, only a year after completing a successful stint in rehab. The 20-year-old daughter of Ozzy
and Sharon Osbourne
, checked into Pasadena, California's Las Encinas hospital on Thursday, according to American magazine Us Weekly
. A friend tells the publication, "She's going to be in for a couple of weeks. She's slipped into some of her old problems and is not doing so well. Everyone is supporting her." Another source adds, "Friends are concerned, but know that she's strong and that she's pulled through before and will this time as well." In April of 2004 Osbourne spent time at Promises, a treatment centre in Malibu, California, for her well documented addiction to prescription painkillers. Her brother Jack and father Ozzy have both battled drug addiction. A representative says, "Kelly is in a facility dealing with some personal issues. She'll be back in a few weeks."
Zeta-Jones Stalker To Be Sentenced in July
A woman who pleaded no contest to stalking Catherine Zeta-Jones
will be sentenced next month. On Friday, a judge ordered Dawnette Knight, 33, to appear for sentencing on July 8. She faces up to five years in prison. In February, Knight pleaded to one felony count of stalking and three felony counts of making criminal threats. She was accused of sending threatening and violent letters to acquaintances of the Oscar-winning Chicago
star, including Zeta-Jones' agent and her husband, Michael Douglas
. Knight, who was arrested last year at her Beverly Hills home, allegedly apologized in another letter, claiming she had been in love with Douglas.
'War of the Worlds' Premiere Back On
Movie bosses have moved to dismiss reports the world premiere of Steven Spielberg
's sci-fi epic War Of The Worlds
has been cancelled - they say the venue in Tokyo, Japan has merely been changed because of security fears, and the timing of the highly-anticipated screening will not be affected. Reports yesterday said film distributor Universal International Pictures (UIP) had cancelled the first gala screening in Tokyo, Japan on June 13 because there were insufficient safety measures in place to protect the film's stars, including Hollywood actor Tom Cruise
, during their appearance in front of over 7,000 Japanese fans. However, UIP has now confirmed the screening has simply been moved to a new venue - the Virgin Roppongi - because it is better suited to deal with the influx of fans desperate to catch a glimpse of their screen idols. In a statement released on its website, UIP says: "Paul Takaki, president of Uip Japan, said today that he is extremely proud to be hosting the world premiere and looks forward greatly to welcoming Steven Spielberg
, Tom Cruise
and Dakota Fanning
Sizemore Quits Film in Bid To Stay Clean
Troubled actor Tom Sizemore
has turned down a role in forthcoming movie The Fifth Commandment
in a final bid to kick his drug addictions for good. The Black Hawk Down
star - who's fought a long-standing battle with substance abuse - is taking a break from making movies to give himself enough time to rebuild his shattered life. He says, "I want it to be over - for me - for this nightmare of drug abuse to be over with and to get on with my career. After some careful consideration and a long talk with my parents, I've decided to turn it down until I get 30 to 60 days sobriety. The reason I don't want to do the movie is real simple. I need some clean time, some real clean time."
Jackson Rushed To Hospital After Collapse
was rushed to hospital on Thursday after collapsing in court during the final stages of his trial. The 46-year-old superstar suddenly fell to the ground when Deputy District Attorney Ron Zonen launched into an attack on the singer, slamming him as a predator "presiding over a world of the forbidden in his bedroom". Jackson was treated for dehydration at Santa Ynez Cottage Hospital in California and has since been discharged. At the Santa Maria trial Zonen went on to claim that the troubled singer corrupted children who stayed at his Neverland Ranch by allowing them to do whatever they wanted by day, only to "enter a world of the forbidden" at night. He added, "Michael Jackson's room was a veritable fortress with locks and codes which the boys were given. They learned about sexuality from someone only too willing to be their teacher." Defense lawyer Thomas Mesereau hit back by branding the family of Jackson's accuser as "con artists" with a "compulsive addiction" to celebrities. Jackson has pleaded not guilty to 10 felony charges of child molestation, conspiracy involving allegations of child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion. The trial continues.
Minogue Sparks Hospital Row
's hospital treatment for breast cancer has sparked a bitter row in her native Australia, after allegations that heart disease patients were moved from their beds to make way for the singer emerged. The star, who underwent surgery last month, enraged the families of critically ill patients when her entourage commandeered eight rooms in a ward at Melbourne's Cabrini Hospital. The daughter of a patient fumes, "One of the security chaps that had a British accent said to me, 'You can't go there.' I said, 'Yes I can, I've visited my mother here for a week, I'm certainly going to see her tonight.' These guys escorted me back like a criminal." Although Minogue reportedly did not demand the drastic measures herself, Australian Health Services Union boss Jeff Jackson claims the special treatment was to protect the singer from press attention - but the measures went too far. Jackson says, "This was not the way to go. Critically ill patients who were awaiting surgery should not have been transferred unless their medical conditions required it. Hospital visitors, staff directly caring for Kylie and other staff were subjected to over-zealous minders from Kylie's camp. Staff and visitors suffered difficulties and delays and it disrupted the flow of people through the hospital."
'All the President's Men' Rockets Up Bestseller Charts
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Controversial book All The President's Men
and it's film spin-off have both shot back up US bestseller lists following the revelation that former deputy FBI chief W. Mark Felt was the mysterious 'Deep Throat' character who s parked the Watergate scandal. The behind-the-scenes account, written by The Washington Post
journalists Bob Woodward
and Carl Bernstein
, covers the events that led to President Richard Nixon
's resignation in 1974. Felt unmasked himself as the mole earlier last week - ending 30 years of mystery and speculation. The DVD of director Alan J. Pakula
's 1976 film version, which stars Robert Redford
and Dustin Hoffman
, has rocketed up website Amazon.Com's chart to number seven. Meanwhile, the book currently sits at number 19 on the internet retailer's chart - after beginning the week ranked above 10,000. Victoria Meyer, spokeswoman for the book's publisher Simon & Schuster, says, "It's a huge news story of historic importance, something the world has been speculating about. It's no surprise to us that there is consumer interest in learning more."