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Mel Brooks Used Handkerchiefs To Stop Young Frankenstein Crew Laughs

Mel Brooks bought 100 handkerchiefs for the crew on 'Young Frankenstein' to stop them laughing.The 91-year-old actor and filmmaker helmed the 1974 Gene Wilder movie - which is a parody of the classic horror film...

Rihanna Makes Her First Appearance In Bates Motel Trailer

The Umbrella singer is taking on the iconic role of Marion Crane, originally played by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, in the TV drama - a contemporary prequel of the classic movie following the...

The Beatles' Eleanor Rigby Inspired By Psycho Soundtrack

After initially sneering at the idea of adding strings to Yesterday, because he wasn't a fan of classical music, Paul MCCartney actually suggested an orchestration for Eleanor Rigby to Fab Four producer George...

Alicia Silverstone Bares All For Peta Campaign

Alicia Silverstone has bared all to campaign against wearing wool. The 40-year-old actress has stripped off as part of PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) I'd Rather Go Naked series to highlight animal...

Tippi Hedren: 'My Alfred Hitchcock Sexual Assault Allegations Are Not Unique'

The 86-year-old star stirred up Hollywood by recalling the director's bad behaviour on the set of his classic films The Birds and Marnie in the early 1960s in her new memoir, Tippi. She revealed they...

Tippi Hedren: 'Alfred Hitchcock Sexually Assaulted Me'

The 86-year-old actress makes the shocking claims in her upcoming memoir, Tippi, due to be released in November (16). In the book, she describes how the legendary filmmaker began stalking her...

Tippi Hedren 'Sexually Assaulted' By Alfred Hitchcock

Tippi Hedren has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Alfred Hitchcock.The 86-year-old actress has opened up about the sexual harassment and intimidation she suffered at the hands of the legendary director - who died in...

Actress Kathryn Adams Dies

Adams also appeared in the 1939 version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and was married to actor Hugh Beaumont, who starred in ‘50s TV series Leave It to Beaver. She died...

Actor Douglas Dick Dies

He passed away in his sleep at his home in Los Angeles on 19 December (15), his family announced in a Los Angeles Times obituary published on Thursday (07Jan16). DICk is best...

Actress Nova Pilbeam Dead At 95

The British actress passed away on 16 July (15), but no further details about her death were available as WENN went to press. Pilbeam rose to fame as a child star with...

Woody Allen Dreams Of Perfect Murder

The moviemaker admits he has always been fascinated by crime and murder and he often falls asleep while planning a chilling killing. He tells WENN, "I learned everything I know about crime...

Michael Bay Developing The Birds Remake - Report

Sources claim Naomi Watts is the frontrunner to land the role Tippi Hedren played in the 1963 original, which Hitchcock adapted from a Daphne du Maurier short story. Insiders tell Variety.com that...

Director Marty Pasetta Killed By Car

Pasetta died in La Quinta, California on Thursday (21May15) after he was hit by an unattended car that had apparently been left running. The car's owner has since been arrested on suspicion...

Pamela Anderson Strips Off For Peta

Pamela Anderson has stripped off for PETA. The 47-year-old actress appears naked in their latest campaign - inspired by the 1960 horror film 'Psycho' - to draw attention to the amount of water wasted in...

Pamela Anderson Strips For Peta's Psycho Ad

The former Baywatch star recreated the most famous scene from Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Psycho to highlight the needless water use surrounding animal agriculture. The campaign, 'Make a splash for the environment -...

Benjamin Millepied To Present Vertigo-inspired Ballet Piece At Cannes

The dancer, director of the Paris Opera Ballet, has centred the five-minute piece around a sequence in 1958 thriller, featuring James Stewart and Kim Novak. The performance, set to the sounds of...

Louis Jordan Dies Aged 93

Louis Jordan has died aged 93. The Hollywood actor - best known for his Golden Globe-nominated portrayal of Gaston Lachaille in 1958 movie 'Gigi' and his role as James Bond villain Kamal Khan in 1983's...

Alfred Hitchcock's Concentration Camps Footage Finally Released

A lost documentary Alfred Hitchcock made about the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps during World War Two has finally reached screens thanks to movie mogul Brett Ratner.The Rush Hour director is the unlikely producer...

Ben Affleck And David Fincher Reunite For 'Strangers'

Ben Affleck and David Fincher are reuniting for 'Strangers'.The 42-year-old actor and the 52-year-old director - who worked together on the box office hit, 'Gone Girl' - are both on board to remake the Alfred...

Ben Affleck Reteaming With Gone Girl Director And Writer For Strangers

Gone Girl's writer, director and star are hoping to reteam for a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers On A Train.Author/screenwriter Gillian Flynn and filmmaker David Fincher are reportedly developing the project with Ben Affleck as...

Dispute Over Auction Of Joan Fontaine's Oscar

Executors of Joan Fontaine's estate insist they will no longer be selling the Oscar she won for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion because bosses at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have...

Tippi Hedren Pays Tribute To Hitchcock & The Birds With Jungle Gym

Actress Tippi Hedren has erected a replica of the jungle gym that features prominently in her classic Alfred Hitchcock film The Birds at her big cat sanctuary in rural California.The metal frame, complete with a...

Joan Fontaine's Oscar Heading To Auction Block

The Oscar late actress Joan Fontaine won for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion is expected to sell for at least $200,000 (£125,000) when it hits the auction block later this year (14).Art, furniture, jewellery...

John Malkovich Transforms Into Cultural Icons

John Malkovich has made extraordinary transformations into iconic stars including Alfred Hitchcock and Marilyn Monroe for a new photography exhibition.The Dangerous Liasons star has recreated iconic photos for a series called Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich to...

Demi Moore To Replace Sarah Jessica Parker In Wild Oats

Demi Moore will replace Sarah Jessica Parker in 'Wild Oats'. The 51-year-old actress is set to join Jessica Lange, Shirley Maclaine and Alan Arkin in the comedy but it is not yet known why Parker...

Olivier Dahan: Grace Kelly And Nicole Kidman Have Similar Struggles

Director Olivier Dahan says Nicole Kidman was perfect for 'Grace of Monaco' since they shared similar marital struggles.The filmmaker's latest project opened the Cannes Film Festival earlier this month and tells the story of...

Kirsten Dunst: 'I Could Handle Hitchcock'

Kirsten Dunst insists she could've handled working with Alfred Hitchcock. The 32-year-old actress has been referred to as a ''classic Hitchcock blonde'' a number of times throughout her career, and although the legendary director of...

Eva Marie Saint Discusses Marlon Brando, Cary Grant & Paul Newman On Upcoming Tcm Interview

Eva Marie Saint's upcoming appearance on TCM on Monday night (31st March) promises to restore our faith in Hollywood. The actress, who will celebrate her 90th birthday in July, has sat down with presenter Robert...

Naomi Watts In Talks To Star In The Birds Remake - Report

Naomi Watts is reportedly in talks to take on Tippi Hedren's iconic role in a remake of Alfred Hitchcock thriller The Birds.The movie classic is set for a revamp by blockbuster moviemaker Michael Bay and...

Helen Mirren Stunned By Bafta Fellowship

Dame Helen Mirren thought her work was too ''raunchy'' to receive a BAFTA Fellowship.The 68-year-old actress will be presented with the prestigious honour next month and admits she is ''stunned'' to be following in the...

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