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Stone: 'Men Are Dogs'


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Hollywood beauty Sharon Stone is glad to be single, after enduring countless relationships with "unbalanced" ex-boyfriends.

The Broken Flowers actress, 47, has been married and divorced three times, to Phil Bronstein, MICHAEL GREENBERG and GEORGE ENGLUND JR.

Stone admits she tends to be romantically involved with troubled men and likens the male sex to "dogs".

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Stone On Peace Mission To Israel


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Hollywood star Sharon Stone is travelling to Israel next month (MAR06) to promote peace in the troubled region.

The Broken Flowers actress, 47, has been invited as a guest for the Peres Center for Peace and the 10th annual Women's Festival in Holon.

Stone says, "This is an opportunity for me to learn about the situation from up close."

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Constant Gardener Tops Brit Film Awards


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Thriller The Constant Gardener was the big winner at last night's (30NOV05) British Independent Film Awards (BIFA), triumphing in three main categories, including Best Film.

The FERNANDO MEIRELLES-directed adaptation of John Le Carre's best-selling novel was named Best British Independent Film, while its stars Rachel Weisz and Ralph Fiennes were named Best Actress and Best Actor respectively at the star-studded ceremony in London's Hammersmith Palais.

Following close behind was horror movie THE DESCENT with two wins, with film-maker Neil Marshall picked up Best Director and editor JON HARRIS for Best technical achievement.

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Four Us Films Up For European Award


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Four Hollywood movies have been nominated for the Best Non-European Film at the 2005 European Film Academy Awards - more than any other country.

Brokeback Mountain, Broken Flowers, CRASH and GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK have all been shortlisted for the accolade which will be presented at a lavish ceremony in Berlin, Germany, on 3 December (05).

Other nominations include The Constant Gardener, directed by Fernando Meirelles for Kenya, and BE WITH ME, by Eric Khoo, for Singapore.

Stone Places Experience Over Appearance


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Sexy Hollywood star Sharon Stone is delighted she is enjoying a career resurgence aged 47, because it proves mature woman can still succeed in age-centric Hollywood.

Stone, who has been named as the new face of Christian Dior, has landed movie roles in Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers and the forthcoming Basic Instinct 2: RISK ADDICTION, proving her career is far from over.

And Stone is delighted she has proved experience and matured beauty can take precedence over youth.

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Jarmusch Backs Mature Actresses


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Director Jim Jarmusch used new movie Broken Flowers to combat the Hollywood ageism which many leading female stars have spoken out against.

The Ghost Dog: WAY OF THE SAMURAI film-maker was determined to cast a host of mature actresses in interesting roles alongside comic veteran Bill Murray, because they are rarely offered challenging parts by Hollywood studios.

Jarmusch cast Sharon Stone, Jessica Lange, Tilda Swinton, Julie Delpy and Frances Conroy in the tale of lost love.

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Wallace And Gromit Don't Budge In Uk Box Office


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The animated adventures of Wallace And Gromit has out-classed competition from both Emma Thompson's NANNY MCPHEE and Tim Burton's Corpse Bride to cling on to top position at the UK box office.

THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT, which has taken GBP16.6 million ($29.9 million) in the UK so far, grossed GBP4.6 million last weekend (22-3OCT05) alone.

The babysitting mayhem of NANNY McPHEE climbs to second spot, while grisly CORPSE BRIDE is a new entry at number three.

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Murray Feared Premiere Mauling


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Celebrated actor Bill Murray was so terrified the audience at the premiere of new movie Broken Flowers would hate the independent film, he spent the entire screening in a state of panic.

The LOST IN TRANSLATION star was convinced his collaboration with Jim Jarmusch would ignite a hostile reaction after the acclaimed director told him how a previous film was panned by its premiere audience.

Murray, 55 says, "I had been told that if they don't like what they see, the room is not just freezing, but downright nasty.

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Swinton Experiments By 'Aerial Bombing' Movie Sets


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British actress Tilda Swinton feels like an aerial bomber on movie sets - because she is there so briefly before being flown out to another project.

THE BEACH star admits her acting schedule has been unusual in recent months, particularly her blink-and-you'll-miss-it part in Broken Flowers alongside Bill Murray.

Swinton, 44, says, "I've experimented a couple of times recently, by working like an opera singer being flown in for one aria and then flown out again.

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Delpy's Cosmetic Surgery Phobia


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French movie star Julie Delpy is so appalled by the rise in cosmetic surgery among actresses, she has developed a phobia of it.

The Broken Flowers actress hates the idea of women suffering to meet Hollywood ideals and admits the "alien" look of a Botox patient makes her feel physically ill.

The 35-year-old says, "It hurts me, you know? Even stuff like Botox, I notice it right away.

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