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Ballymena council award Neeson; star given freedom of city

November 8, 2012

Ballymena Borough Council has agreed to offer film star Liam Neeson freedom of their borough. On Monday evening, at a council meeting, Mayor PJ McAvoy made a proposal regarding the actor being given the award. Over the duration of his career, Neeson has achieved fame for starring in films such as ...

Mel B wins restraining order against photographer; Australian paparazzi ordered to keep distance

November 1, 2012

Ex-Spice Girl Mel B was today granted a requested restraining order against a high-profile Australian photographer, who it was claimed had threatened her and had also endangered her life. Miss Melanie Brown, as the star is known away from the stage, alleged that Mr Jamie Fawcett had endangered her life as ...

Tom Cruise sues over Suri headlines; actor seeks big payout

October 25, 2012

Tom Cruise has lodged a lawsuit against a US magazine for £31m over their cover story which stated that the star had abandoned Suri– his six-year-old daughter. Cruise's lawyer Bert Fields has branded the claims made in Life & Style magazine in July as "a vicious lie" before adding that "Tom ...

Jimmy Savile debacle: Kate Lampard to front NHS investigation into past antics of TV star

October 18, 2012

The Department of Health will appoint an ex-barrister to oversee the investigation into the behaviour of the now deceased celebrity Sir Jimmy Savile, as reported by the prime minister's spokesman. The spokesman said that Kate Lampard will "ensure rigour and consistency" throughout probes at Broadmoor, Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Leeds General ...

Nicolas Cage receives both damages and apology for online story; star wins battle against Daily Mail

October 3, 2012

Nicolas Cage has received an official apology and damages over false claims that were made through an online news story. Cage, who scooped a Best Actor Oscar in the mid-1990s for his role as an alcoholic writer in Leaving Las Vegas, began his legal action over a story that was published ...

Green Mile legend death from natural causes rules US coroner

September 6, 2012

Green Mile star Michael Clarke Duncan's death was a result of natural causes, an American coroner has confirmed. The actor, aged 54, passed away at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Monday. According to sources, he hadn't fully recovered from a heart attack he experienced in July. In the meantime, tributes to ...

Citizen Khan triggers 185 complaints to BBC

August 30, 2012

The BBC has been blasted for the supposed stereotyping of Muslims in its newly-aired sitcom, Citizen Khan. Britain's biggest broadcaster has thus far received 185 complaints about the show, which had its first episode shown on Monday evening on BBC One. Many claimed that Citizen Khan is a "tasteless depiction of ...

Jermaine Jackson calls for end to family feud

August 2, 2012

Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine yesterday made calls for his family's internal feud over the estate of the late 'King of Pop' to come to an end. In a statement, Jermaine explained how much soul-searching has lead him to the conclusion that now is the time for love and not war. Seizing ...

Comedian Eric Sykes passes away aged 89

July 5, 2012

Eric Sykes, one of the UK's best-loved comedians and writers, died aged 89 yesterday, as confirmed by his manager. Norma Farnes announced that Sykes died peacefully in the morning after a short battle with an illness.  Thankfully, his relatives were with him when he passed so were able to say their ...

Photographers boycott Roses gigs over contract row

June 28, 2012

Photographers will boycott this weekend's Stone Roses reunion concerts in Heaton Park, Manchester this weekend over a dispute related to the use of the band's image. The photographers that were meant to cover the gigs continue to claim that a contract issued directly by the band is completely unfair as it ...

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