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Thursday, September 17, 1998 Published at 11:46 GMT 12:46 UK


Make-up or break-up for Oasis couple

Some might say it's all over for Liam and Patsy

Oasis singer Liam Gallagher has denied rumours that his 17-month marriage to actress Patsy Kensit is on the rocks after he allegedly threw her out of their home following a drinking session.

The row between the high-profile couple happened last Friday night after Gallagher returned to their 1.25m house in Primrose Hill after a night out, according to The Mirror.

At their home on Thursday, curtains were drawn and Gallagher refused to come out to speak to waiting reporters.

When asked over the intercom if he had told his wife to leave, he said: "I don't know you are talking about. I'm in bed at the moment."

Kensit was pictured at London's Momo restaurant on Wednesday night and is thought to be staying with her six-year-old son at the home of one of his school friends.

A spokesman for Creation Records, Oasis's label, said; "We have heard this sort of story time and time again - Patsy and Liam are always being written off."

The couple's marriage has been dominated by a string of high profile break-ups and make-ups, reported with relish by the tabloid press.

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Corrie bosses say Curly's future is assured
Corrie star leaves clinic

Kevin Kennedy, Coronation Street's Curly Watts, has returned home after four weeks of treatment in a psychiatric hospital for his drink problem.

The 36-year-old actor was admitted to the private Priory hospital in Hale, Greater Manchester, on August 15, two weeks after publicly confessing his alcoholism.

Granada TV said he was "feeling fit and well" but would return to the hospital for counselling and meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous.

It is not yet clear when Kennedy, who has been in the soap for 16 years, will return to work. He is due to meet producer David Hanson in the next few weeks to discuss Curly's comeback.

Kennedy's problems became public in June when he collapsed in the street near his home and spent a few days in hospital.

Soon afterwards, he checked into a rehabilitation clinic where he spent 11 days before leaving and holding an emotional news conference to admit his problem.

He said it was the death of his friend Kevin Lloyd - 'Tosh' Lines in police drama,The Bill - which made him confront his own alcoholism.

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Carrey: clinched role Seuss-essfully
Carrey clinches Grinch in new movie

Jim Carrey will portray the havoc-wreaking Grinch in a big-budget, live action adaptation of the Dr Seuss classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas - a role previously expected to go to Jack NIcholson.

Universal PIctures bought the rights to the story from Dr Seuss's widow for $5m in one of the largest book-to-movie deals in Hollywood history.

The film will be directed by Ron Howard, who has been a fan of the book since childhood. "Grinch is a great character," he said. "He's an anti-hero who winds up doing the right thing."

Universal has also agreed to pay $4m for a second Seuss book, Oh, the Places You'll Go, and plans to capitalise on the Seuss name in its theme parks and merchandising businesses.

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Cruise praises Kubrick's genius
Cruise answers Kubrick critics

Hollywood megastar, Tom Cruise, has broken the silence surrounding the filming of Stanley Kubrick's long-awaited Eyes Wide Shut, a tale of sexual obsession in which he stars with wife, Nicole Kidman.

Cruise insists the director was not indulgent, even though the film took 15 months to shoot.

"He doesn't waste time," said Cruise. "He worked seven days a week. I got faxes from him at three and four in the morning with scenes."

Cruise also described the director's extensive rewrites and last minute cast changes as simply "part of the process."

He said the notoriously perfectionist Kubrick was "surprising but not pretentious. Suddenly he'll say something to you or you'll see how he creates a shot and you realise this man is different, this man is profound."

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Gathered no moss in Greece
Stones roll into Greece for encore

Veteran rockers, the Rolling Stones have performed in Greece for the first time since 1967, when they were hustled off stage by military rulers.

More than 60,000 fans, including some top members of the government, welcomed back the Stones on the final leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour.

The mood was different from their last Greek gig, when lead singer Mike Jagger was dragged off stage for attempting to throw red flowers into the crowd - an action which police saw as a pro-Communist gesture.

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Minelli hopes to perform with virtual reality mum
Virtual Garland to perform in New York

Liza Minelli and her stepfather, Sid Luft, have plans to team up and create a show about her mother, Judy Garland, featuring a hologram image of the late singer.

Luft's idea is for Minelli to sing with the virtual image of her mother at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Minelli and Garland performed together only once during her lifetime in a show at the London Palladium in 1964.

Garland was born Frances Ethel Gumm in July 1922 and made her showbiz debut at the age of two and a half. She died in 1969, barely two weeks after her 47th birthday.

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Sinatra supported children's charity
Sinatra's widow honoured for charity work

The widow of singing legend Frank Sinatra is to be honoured for her work with abused and neglected children.

Barbara Sinatra will be given the National Italian American Foundation's Hope for Children Award at a gala in October.

The award will be presented to her by Liza Minelli on behalf of the children she has helped.

The Sinatras opened the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center in 1986 to treat and counsel young victims of abuse.

Diaz gets philosophical about marriage

Model-turned-actress, Cameron Diaz is sidestepping questions about the rumoured break-up of her three-year relationship with actor Matt Dillon.

The pair, currently co-starring in the hit comedy There's Something About Mary, are said to have split over where to set up home - Dillon is a New Yorker, and Diaz is based in Los Angeles.

She told interviewers at the Toronto Film Festival: "Marriage means making the step to decide that it's time in your life to start growing with another person, that you're a full and complete person of your own and it's time to take on a companion for the rest of your life. It's not about anything else."

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