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Originally posted 11/08/2004 09:00AM
BUSTED: Eight-time Olympic medalist swimmer Michael Phelps, 19, has been charged with driving under the influence, the Baltimore Sun reports. The swimmer, who made a major splash at the Athens Summer Games, was stopped Thursday at 11:30 p.m. by a Maryland State Police trooper in Salisbury, authorities said Monday. The trooper pulled Phelps over after he failed to halt at a stop sign. He was arrested and later charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, violation of a license restriction and failure to obey a traffic-control device. Two other passengers were in the car with Phelps when he was stopped. Police say the swimmer was cooperative during the entire process.
Originally posted 11/02/2004 08:00AM
SPECULATED: James Bond's current alter ego, Pierce Brosnan, 51, said at an entertainment awards ceremony in Dublin when asked who should replace him in 007's shoes: "I'll give it to Colin Farrell. He'll eat the head off them all." Farrell, 28, is soon to be seen in Oliver Stone's Alexander. Brosnan also said he is discussing a potential collaboration with director Quentin Tarantino, possibly a remake of the Ian Fleming 007 novel Casino Royale, Reuters reports. "We have discussed things, Quentin and I, but I don't know if it's going to be that particular project," Brosnan said.
Originally posted 07/30/2004 10:00AM
Will he or won't he – or is Pierce Brosnan just holding up Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for more money?
Originally posted 04/08/2004 1:29PM
With Pierce Brosnan set to make his fifth and final appearance as 007 in the next James Bond movie, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino thinks the old boy ought to go out with a bang -- with the "Pulp Fiction" director himself helming the Bond flick.
Originally posted 03/05/2004 10:15AM
March 8, 2004SNOOP DOGG GETS HUGGY-ABLEDo rappers make better actors than rock stars? Snoop Dogg sure thinks so. "We take more art, more time on our craft," he says. "Once a rapper gets respect as an actor, it's his job to step all the way up and want to be the best because the rap world is so competitive." Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, has a supporting role as Huggy Bear in the big screen adaptation of Starsky & Hutch. The gig, he says, is one reason why fans are no longer intimidated by him. "People are starting to see me smile more, and see more and more appearances (that aren't) just rap. When I was Snoop Dogg the rapper, everybody was frightened because they didn't know what to expect. Now I have so many characters I've played and so much range in me, I'm approachable."
Originally posted 09/05/2003 12:40PM
JUSTIN SHAKES: Ronald McDonald, move over. Justin Timberlake is McDonald's' man now. The pop singer has signed a deal with the fast-food chain to star in a global advertising campaign aimed at re-connecting the flagging business with its core group of younger customers. Reuters reported that Timberlake, 22, will sing in a series of new ad spots with the tagline "I'm lovin' it," which will debut in the U.S. Sept. 29. No financial details were announced.
Originally posted 07/15/2003 01:00AM
PEOPLE named Pierce Brosnan the Sexiest Man Alive in 2001 -- and now, Queen Elizabeth is about to give him another honor.
Originally posted 12/19/2002 01:00PM
Whereas Sean Connery had a devil of a time back in the '60s avoiding being typecast as James Bond, his successor Pierce Brosnan seems to be having no such headache.
Originally posted 12/17/2002 11:00AM
There's no talent hunt in the near future for James Bond, according to "Die Another Day" producer Barbara Broccoli.
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