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George Michael quit drugs after horror car accident

March 16th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
George Michael
George Michael has opened up about his tumultuous personal life in a candid new interview, insisting he has quit drugs for good after almost dying twice in recent years.

The Faith hitmaker survived near-fatal bout of pneumonia in 2011 and a horrific road accident near London last May (13), when he had to be airlifted to hospital after falling out of an open door of a moving vehicle.

He has now revealed that after the string of bad luck he decided to quit his prolific cannabis habit, which at one point meant he was smoking 25 joints a day.

In an interview with the Big Issue magazine, he s...

Man admits sending obscene images to soap stars

March 2nd, 2014 8:30pm EST
Kym Marsh
A man is facing a possible jail sentence for sending indecent images to British soap stars Kym Marsh, Jennie Mcalpine, and Natalie Robb.

David Watson, 74, mailed pornographic pictures with the stars' heads superimposed on the models, accompanied with "vile messages".

The images, sent to Coronation Street stars Marsh and McAlpine and to Emmerdale actress Robb, were received in October and November last year (13).

Watson admitted four counts of sending indecent images for the purposes of causing harassment, distress and anxiety at a magistrates' court in Manchester, England. He was releas...

Actress Catherine Tyldesley in car crash

February 10th, 2014 3:10am EST
Catherine Tyldesley
British actress Catherine Tyldesley has narrowly escaped serious injury after she was involved in a terrifying car crash.

The star, known for roles in U.K. shows including Coronation Street, Shameless and Emmerdale, was a passenger in a car driving on a motorway near Manchester, England on Tuesday (04Feb14) when she was involved in a four-vehicle pile-up, according to Britain's Sunday Mirror.

Tyldesley was reportedly treated by medics at the scene of the crash, but escaped without serious injury.

Shane MacGowan set for pre-Christmas Coronation Street cameo

October 23rd, 2013 3:11am EDT
The Pogues
The Pogues star Shane Macgowan is to make a cameo appearance in an upcoming episode of beloved British soap Coronation Street.

The Fairytale of New York singer's longtime partner Victoria Clarke broke the news by posting pictures of her man enjoying a drink in the show's fictional pub the Rovers Return with Street regular Chris Gasgoyne on

And now sources claim MacGowan's appearance on the show will air during Coronation Street's 20 December (13) episode.

Shamed British soap star fired over rap videos

August 19th, 2013 8:31pm EDT
Chris Fountain
Shamed British actor Chris Fountain has been fired from the cast of U.K. soap opera Coronation Street after he was unmasked as the faceless rapper behind a sick new video.

The 25 year old rapped about committing acts of violence and raping women in expletive-filled videos he posted on under his hip-hop alter-ego The Phantom, while wearing a Halloween mask.

Fountain had been suspended from the long-running show, but now TV bosses have confirmed his contract has been terminated "as a result of the unacceptable comments he made in a number of online clips".

The star had issued a...

Coronation Street star unmasked as rape rapper

August 16th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Chris Fountain
British actor Chris Fountain has been suspended from longrunning U.K. soap Coronation Street after he was unveiled as a masked rapper who bragged about raping women.

The 25 year old, who plays Tommy Duckworth on the beloved show, posted several vile videos on under his hip-hop alter-ego The Phantom and spat out expletive-filled verses about stabbing rivals with "diseased" needles, setting their houses on fire and raping women in their homes.

Fountain was filmed at a string of meetings for British rap collective the West Yorkshire Cypher, obscuring his face with a black and sil...

Gwyneth Paltrow Involved In Car Crash In London

January 8th, 2010 8:22am EST
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow was left shaken up after she was involved in a minor car collision on an icy London road on Thursday.

The star was driving through the U.K. capital, which has been hit by a winter storm, when she collided with another vehicle.

Paltrow exchanged details with the other driver before heading home, according to

The actress isn't the only celebrity victim of Britain's winter freeze - singer Will Young crashed his car on the icy roads in December.

Meanwhile, filming on the sets of British soaps Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks has been postpone...

Jason Statham Stars In 'The Bank Job,' In Theaters March 7

January 27th, 2008 10:00am EST
The Bank Job
Inspired by the infamous 1971 robbery that took place at the Lloyds Bank in Marylebone London, Lionsgate's ® The Bank Job stars Jason Statham (Transporter, Snatch, Crank, The Italian Job) and Saffron Burrows (Klimt, Enigma). The highly-charged heist thriller tautly interweaves high-level corruption, murder and sexual scandal in 1970s England.

A car dealer with a dodgy past and new family, Terry (Statham) has always avoided major-league scams. But when Martine (Burrows), a beautiful model from his old neighborhood, offers him a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street, Ter...

Celebrity Snippets: Sean Bean, James Franco & More

January 26th, 2006 11:19am EST
Sean Bean
* Sean Bean is considering trading in blockbuster movies for a bit part in a British TV soap opera. The actor is keen to follow in his Lord of the Rings co-star Ian McKellen's footsteps by appearing in long-running ITV1 show Coronation Street. He says, "I do like Coronation Street. Sir Ian McKellen was on that, wasn't he? Maybe I could do that. (I could be) the milkman!" And the producers of the soap opera would be delighted to sign up Bean: "That is fantastic! Sean is a good, solid northern actor and would be brilliant.

* Co-stars Tyrese Gibson and James Franco were fighting for re...

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