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Rachel’s now a judge on the UK show Make Me a Supermodel and the presenter of the show has been fired because of the derogatory comments she made about Rachel!!

When the presenter, Jasmine Lennard,was a contestant, she said Rachel was spotty and fat and needed a personal trainer.

This year, the presenter called Rachel Hunter “Rachel Munter”.

The production company said: “It was very clear in her contract that no derogatory comments were to be made about any of the panel who in the first series eliminated her in the early stages. As she broke this we sadly had no choice but to sack her.”

Scandalous!!

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She’s given away cars to her audience but now she’s giving away credit cards with $1000 on them for them to donate to charitable causes (they can’t give it to relatives).

“You’re going to open your hearts, you’re going to be really creative, and you’re going to spend it all at once on one stranger or spend a dollar on every person,” Winfrey said. “Imagine the love and kindness you can spread with $1,000.”

Oprah also gave the audience video cameras to record their stories about what they did with the $1000 for future shows.

It’ll be more interesting to see how many of them end up giving to a standard charity and how many give it to people they know who are in need.

Imagine that happening on a show in TV… Americans sure do things big.

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Nicole Thomson (Scarlett Valentine) has been on holiday for a week on Treasure Island, Fiji with her mum who is a travel agent.

“The staff were excited when I came here for the first time, they were calling me Scarlett, Scarlett,” she said.

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Ryan Phillippe, 32, and Reese Witherspoon, 30, have separated.

“We are saddened to announce that Reese and Ryan have decided to formally separate,” the couple’s rep said in a statement released to TMZ on Monday.

Awwww, I thought they were such a sweet couple and not like the rest of Hollywood. Let’s hope they can work things out.

Rhys Wakefield (Lucas) is going to star in the film The Black Balloon along with Toni Collette and Gemma Ward.

The movie is about a teenager dealing with having an autistic brother.

Charlize Theron has agreed to star in Ferris Wheel. The film will also star Woody Harrelson, Dennis Hopper and Deborra-Lee Furness.

The drama follows an 11-year-old girl’s struggle to come to terms with her mother’s abandonment. Filming begins in Canada in November, reports Variety.

And a little side note, Samuel L Jackson (pictured) has agreed to star in The Cleaner. The film centres on Jackson’s character Tom, who works as a crime scene cleaner. When he somehow becomes involved in a job he later finds out was a covered up murder, he gets tied in to a web of deception, that unearth his own family’s long buried pain and secrets.

The film will begin shooting in January in Shreveport, Louisiana reports Production Weekly.

Tom Cruise is in talks to star in three new movies. He is set to star in

  • Lions for Lambs, a political drama revolving around a platoon of US soldiers in Afghanistan. Robert Redford will direct the movie and Meryl Streep is in negotiations to be Cruise’s co-star.
  • I Married a Witch, directed by Danny De Vito is a drama film about an injured Gulf War vet who is forced to care for an orphaned child.
  • Spike Lee’s Selling Time, a drama about a man who sells back chunks of time in his life for a chance to relive and change the worst day of his life. (‘ Reminds me of Click ‘)

According to Variety, if Cruise agrees to star in one of the pics, the project would mark the actor’s first film since he and partner Paula Wagner left Paramount in August. No doubt, there will be a huge paycheck on offer for each film, he could use his departure from Paramount as an excuse to get more money, but that’s not our Tom right?

Jennifer Aniston has signed up to appear in Counter Clockwise. The story follows Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer, who is known for her work in the illusion of control, decision-making and aging theories. The script focuses on a real study Langer conducted in which she reversed the aging process of her subjects by making them believe they were younger. Isn’t that called hypnosis? Filming is expected to start next year, definately a 15-25yo chick flick ugh!

George Clooney has agreed to star in new movie Burn After Reading. According to Production Weekly it will be directed by the Coen brothers. It will be the third time Clooney has worked with the duo. Previous films include O Brother, Where Art Thou?in 2000 and 2003′s Intolerable Cruelty.

The film will be loosely based on Admiral Stansfield Turner’s novel Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors and Secret Intelligence. From 1977 to 1981 the author served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The film is due to start shooting in August 2007.

I have to mention though, what is up with all these political stance actors doing primarily war films. It’s crazy, isn’t there anything else to make films about? May I suggest taking a look at Brown Peril: The Tim Porch Story to get your creative juices flowing?

1956 saw the creation of a priestly man channeling his passions into film. A man with decade upon decade of industry experience Martin Scorsese has revealed his plans to take a break from Hollywood to make low-budget films. Even though his latest film, The Departed, topped the US box office, Scorsese says he is finding it harder to make films in Hollywood.

Rome Film Festival Scorsese mentioned: “When there are very big budgets there is less risk that can be taken.” His next project is a “small-scale” adaptation of Japanese novel The Silence, reports the BBC. Written by Shusaku Endo, the book tells the story of two 17th century Portuguese missionaries.

If anything, I know any film made or produced by Scorsese himself no matter what the budget, it’ll definately be an eye opener. Maybe he needs to rekindle what was lost, the passion for creating original and artistic film ideas? Who knows. But I for sure am a Scorsese fan.

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Andrea, who plays “Julie Mayer” in Desperate Housewives will be going to Australia for the Melbourne Cup on November 7th – and it’s her first time going overseas!