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Jason Donovan: Stars don't need to be role models

December 31st, 2013 12:20pm EST
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Jason Donovan says stars decide for themselves whether they want to be role models.
Singers including Miley Cyrus and Rihanna have been highly criticized for their provocative behavior in the past few months, but the 45-year-old actor believes it is up to them whether they want to behave as role models or not.
He told BANG Showbiz exclusively: "It's not for me to make a comment on that, you know, that's up to the individual and the choices they wanna make ... Artists are artists, that's what they are."
Jason also suggested it's the role of a parent to make children aware of what is and isn...
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Jason Donovan keeps out of kitchen at Christmas

December 24th, 2013 6:20am EST
Jason Donovan
Jason Donovan leaves the responsibility of cooking Christmas dinner to his wife.
The 45-year-old actor, who stars as Parson Nathaniel in Jeff Wayne's musical take on 'The War of the Worlds,' has confessed that he doesn't get involved in cooking the traditional Christmas turkey.
He told exclusively BANG Showbiz: "I don't have the patience for it [cooking], I've got too many other things to worry about."
Although Jason won't be spending much time in the kitchen, he is looking forward to having some much-needed time off.
He said: "It's always nice to throw a log on the fire, talk and spend som...
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Jason Donovan leaves Christmas cooking to wife

December 21st, 2013 4:20am EST
Jason Donovan
Jason Donovan leaves the responsibility of cooking Christmas dinner to his wife.
The 45-year-old actor, who stars as Parson Nathaniel in Jeff Wayne's musical take on 'The War of the Worlds', has confessed that he doesn't get involved in cooking the traditional Christmas turkey because he doesn't have the "patience".
He told BANG Showbiz exclusively: "I don't have the patience for it [cooking], I've got too many other things to worry about."
Although Jason won't be spending much time in the kitchen, he has admitted that he's looking forward to having some time off.
He said: "It's always nice...
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Jason Donovan Embarrassed By His Drug Collapse

September 24th, 2007 10:03am EDT
Jason Donovan
Eighties pop star Jason Donovan was embarrassed after he collapsed from a cocaine seizure during Kate Moss' 21st birthday party - because he was desperate to be seen as a wild rocker.

The singer was delighted he had been invited to celebrate the supermodel's milestone in 1995 at her then boyfriend Johnny Depp's infamous Los Angeles club, the Viper Room. He saw it as a chance to mingle with Hollywood's hard party goers - but he was so keen to impress he collapsed from a drug overdose.

Recalling the encounter in his autobiography Between The Lines, he says: "After three hours I dis...
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Jason Donovan Feared Ending Up Like Cliff Richard

July 23rd, 2007 3:06pm EDT
Jason Donovan
Singer Jason Donovan stepped down from his stage role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, because he feared he would end up like ageing British crooner Cliff Richard.

The former Neighbours actor and '80s pop hunk enjoyed his time as the lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's London theatre production of the biblical tale during the early 1990s, but felt he had to quit before he became typecast.

He says, "The adulation and the money were incredible. But I didn't want to be a new Cliff Richard in a satin suit any more. I didn't want to stay complacent on one level and not ...
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Notable Quotables

June 15th, 2007 10:00pm EDT
Fall Out Boy
"Fall Out Boy is the Titanic. If that f---er goes down so does everything else." Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz advocates the strength of his band.

"I'd consider it in about 20 years, but it doesn't appeal to me now. I wouldn't get a hair transplant though. If it got to that stage, I'd just shave it off." Australian pop star Jason Donovan hasn't turned to plastic surgery to fight aging yet.

"I was disappointed he never tried to shoot me." Christian Bale on his Rescue Dawn director Werner Herzog's fiery reputation.

"I'll probably just pay and pretend I'm not a pensioner." Pa...
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Notable Quotables

May 13th, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Leah Remini
"I just like to bitch. I'm the kind of person, you invite me on a private jet, and I'm not thankful. I go, 'How do they not have a cappuccino maker?'" American actress Leah Remini is honest about her shortcomings.

"I went out to lunch in about 1993 and didn't come home until 2001. Fact. But I had a great time. I'm Jason Donovan and proud of it." Australian pop star Jason Donovan boasts about his former hard partying ways.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Princess Diana Concert Loses Top Acts To 'Live Earth'

April 23rd, 2007 8:23am EDT
Madonna
Organizers of the memorial concert for Diana, Princess Of Wales are struggling to secure high profile artists for the event after losing superstars Madonna and Red Hot Chili Peppers to this year's Live Earth charity concert.

The sons of the late princess, Prince William and Prince Harry, are reportedly pressuring concert bosses to re-think the current line-up, which includes 1980s stars Jason Donovan and Donny Osmond, and book trendier and more current acts.

A source tells the News of the World: "There is very little appeal to young people. With the exception of Elton (John), the...
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Notable Quotables

April 15th, 2007 4:45pm EDT
Kate Beckinsale
"I've had great experiences with people I've met on films; I've married half of them. I should come with a warning sign that says, 'Don't worry, I'm not going to marry you. I'm done.'" Kate Beckinsale on her penchant for falling for co-stars and directors. She is currently married to her Underworld director Len Wiseman.

"Most of my girl fans in the 80s are now probably in their early 30s with children. So at least I'll get to see a classy range on knickerwear this time around." Jason Donovan is looking forward to older fans on tour this month.

-Kate Beckinsale Pictures

(Thi...
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Jason Donovan Denies Dishing Dirt On Kylie Minogue

March 15th, 2007 10:00pm EDT
Kylie Minogue
Fallen Australian actor and pop star Jason Donovan has slammed reports he is planning to release a tell-all book detailing his romance with Kylie Minogue. A British tabloid claimed Donovan, who co-starred alongside Minogue on the Australian soap opera Neighbours, had received a $1.95 million advance to reveal the intimate details of their relationship.

The report quoted an unnamed publishing executive saying, "The chapters about Kylie are absolutely gripping and have every sexy detail about Kylie." But, though Donovan admits he has signed a book deal, he insists he doesn't know how any...
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