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Originally posted 04/04/2005 08:00AM
The body of Pope John Paul II lay in state Sunday as an estimated 100,000 worshippers turned out for a morning mass in St. Peter's Square in Rome. As the day progressed, thousands more faithful continued to pour into St. Peter's Basilica to pay their respects.
Originally posted 04/03/2005 12:00PM
Sunday brought a full day of mourning for Pope John Paul II in every corner of the world.
Originally posted 04/02/2005 03:00PM
Pope John Paul II, the spiritual leader of the world's 1 billion Roman Catholics, died on Saturday night in Rome, the Vatican announced. He was 84.
Originally posted 04/01/2005 08:20AM
Pope John Paul II continued to slip in and out of consciousness on Saturday, the Vatican said, as millions around the world prepared for his passing.
Originally posted 03/30/2005 08:50AM
RATED: In its season premiere Monday night, the two-hour edition of ABC's The Bachelor, starring Charlie O'Connell (brother of Crossing Jordan's Jerry), proved that the honeymoon is over for the dating-game franchise. The show averaged a disappointing 8.26 million viewers, according to preliminary ratings, putting it in fourth place in the 9-10 p.m. timeslot and only a slightly better third place from 10-11 p.m. In better news for its network, the new Sunday night series Grey's Anatomy, with Sandra Oh, attracted 16.2 million viewers for its premiere this week, following the return (after a five-week hiatus) of Desperate Housewives. The week's top show was Tuesday's American Idol, with nearly 28 million viewers.
Originally posted 03/23/2005 08:00AM
DEFENDED: Parents Martin and Janet Sheen tell Entertainment Tonight they will not permit tabloid rumors about their son Charlie Sheen to go unanswered. "We cannot remain silent during what appears to be a ruthless and savage attack by the media on Charlie's character. To imply that he is in any way regressing to the behavior that cost him so dearly and almost ended his life just seven years ago is not only the lowest form of journalism, but sinks to the level of defamation." Sheen's wife, Denise Richards, filed for divorce last month, causing speculation over why the marriage was ending while Richards is seven months pregnant with their second child. Added the elder Sheen: "What happens between two people in a relationship or marriage is so private and deeply personal that it is not possible for anyone outside to truly understand or judge responsibly."
Originally posted 02/25/2005 04:00PM
PARIS DISCONNECT: So much for those unlisted star numbers. Earlier this week, hackers cracked Paris Hilton's cell phone directory and posted the numbers of the rich and famous roster on the Internet. Within hours celebs including Victoria Gotti, Lindsay Lohan, and Ashlee Simpson were deluged with calls. More than 500 numbers and personal notes from Hilton's Sidekick II personal device hit the Web, and the thieves also reportedly accessed some revealing pictures of the Simple Life star. Hilton apologized for the incident, declaring she felt "horrible" about the invasion her friends had to endure.
Originally posted 02/24/2005 09:00AM
Just one day after Pope John Paul II made his longest public appearance since being released from the hospital a couple weeks earlier, the elderly pontiff was rushed back to the same hospital in Rome on Thursday – and underwent a tracheotomy.
Originally posted 02/14/2005 09:00AM
YANKED: Missy Elliott's street wear collection has been pulled from stores in Denmark because its logo was a bit too similar to that of the country's monarch, Queen Margrethe II, the Associated Press reports. The shoes, bags and shirts in the collection carry a logo that consist of a crown on top of the words "Respect" and Missy Elliott's initials "M.E." The queen's logo consists of a crown on top of the letters "M-2-R," with the "R" standing for the Latin word for queen, Regina. A spokesman for the line's manufacturer, Adidas, said the company agreed to remove the clothing from Danish stores, and that the similarity was a "surprise" coincidence.
Originally posted 02/03/2005 08:00AM
SCHEDULED: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, who have yet to publicly confirm their June 5 wedding in Beverly Hills, will make their world debut on a public stage together at the Feb. 13 Grammy Awards, show organizers have announced. Anthony is currently up for best Latin pop album (for his Amar Sin Mentiras) and for best salsa or merengue album (Valio La Pena). Though it was not announced what they will sing, there is wide speculation that it will be "Escapemonos," their duet from Amar Sin Mentiras (Love Without Lies).
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