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Von Trier Slams America

Danish director LARS VON TRIER shocked crowds at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL yesterday (18MAY05), when he branded US President GEORGE W BUSH "an a**hole" and launched into a bitter tirade against globalisation. The DANCER...

Married Murray's Film Inspires Him To Trace Ex-lovers

Actor BILL MURRAY's latest film BROKEN FLOWERS has inspired him to follow his character's example by tracking down past girlfriends to see if he left the love of his life - but he fights the...

Rai To Play Battered Wife In Brit Film

Indian actress AISHWARYA RAI will star as a woman jailed for killing her violent husband in a new British movie. The BRIDE AND PREJUDICE beauty will play KIRANJIT AHLUWALIA in PROVOKED, which is based...

Jackson: 'Tarantino And Lucas Share A Similar Style'

Hollywood actor SAMUEL L JACKSON has compared STAR WARS director GEORGE LUCAS to maverick filmmaker QUENTIN TARANTINO - because both men let him improvise on the set of their films. Jackson starred in Tarantino's...

Cannes Bosses Ban Chaplin's Naked Ride

Organisers of France's CANNES FILM FESTIVAL banned actress KIERA CHAPLIN from getting naked and parading down the event's red carpet on horseback last week (ends13MAY05) to promote her new movie LADY GODIVA: BACK IN THE...

Altman Movie Gets More Stars

LATEST: Veteran movie director ROBERT ALTMAN is set for another star-studded affair when he starts shooting a spin-off of GARRISON KEILLOR's legendary US radio variety show A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION. MERYL STREEP, LINDSAY LOHAN,...

Stones Give The All Clear To Brian Jones Biopic

Legendary rockers THE ROLLING STONES have given a movie director their blessing to shoot a biopic of their late guitarist BRIAN JONES. Filmmaker STEPHEN WOOLLEY says he's received messages of support from SIR MICK...

Firth: 'Darcy Is History'

Screen heart-throb COLIN FIRTH is dumping his English gentleman persona in favour of grittier roles - and he has already thrown off his MR DARCY image in his latest film WHERE THE TRUTH LIES....

Allen Hits Out At Hollywood

WOODY ALLEN has slammed the American film industry for letting financiers have too much involvement in the movies they fund. The quirky New York director, whose latest work MATCH POINT was set and shot...

Jones Movie Suggests Murder

Film producer STEPHEN WOOLLEY has blown apart the general belief that tragic ROLLING STONES rocker BRIAN JONES drowned accidentally, by claiming he was the victim of a murder. Woolley was determined to find out...

Cobain Film Inspired By Cheese

A film loosely based on the final days of singer KURT COBAIN's life was inspired by macaroni cheese. At the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL premiere of GUS VAN SANT's rock 'n' roll drama LAST DAYS,...

Cleese Writes New Nick Park Film

British comedian JOHN CLEESE has penned a new script for the much-anticipated new NICK PARK film. Bosses at STEVEN SPIELBERG's DREAMWORKS movie studio unveiled their plans to make another animated film with British claymation...

Grohl Heartbroken By Cobain Movie

Rocker DAVE GROHL can't bring himself to watch a new movie about his late NIRVANA bandmate KURT COBAIN, because he'd find it "heartbreaking". LAST DAYS, a fictional account of the last 48 hours of...

Elton Wept At Opening Night

SIR ELTON JOHN wept at the opening night of his new musical, based on the movie BILLY ELLIOT. The music legend admits he cried when he first saw the film at the 2000 CANNES...

Madonna Put Kabbalah Above Cannes

Bosses at France's CANNES FILM FESTIVAL offered MADONNA a place on their panel of judges - but she snubbed their invitation because it clashes with her beloved Kabbalah meetings. The LIKE A VIRGIN beauty,...

Argento: 'I Don't Play Love'

ASIA ARGENTO has blasted reports she portrays rock widow COURTNEY LOVE in LAST DAYS - a screen tribute to late grunge icon KURT COBAIN. The Latina beauty insists her character is very different from...

Spears To Produce And Star In Movie

Pop beauty BRITNEY SPEARS' Hollywood ambitions have been dealt a major boost - she's signed up to produce and star in a big budget movie. The TOXIC star - who is pregnant with husband...

Deneuve Honoured In Cannes

French actress CATHERINE DENEUVE has been presented with an honorary award at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, in recognition of her life's work and "legendary" status. The prestigious festival's president GILLES JACOB singled out "the...

Lynch Film A Cannes Mystery

Eccentric movie-maker DAVID LYNCH is so keen to keep the details of his new movie under wraps at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, he has insisted that all posters remain covered until the film airs....

Rampling's Age Rant

Elegant star CHARLOTTE RAMPLING has shamed Hollywood for turning its back on older actresses - and vowed to ditch the American film industry in favour of wrinkle-friendly France. The 60-year-old British star, who appeared...

Rhys-meyers Admits Attacking Girlfriend

Screen hunk JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS has admitted assaulting his teenage girlfriend REENA HAMMER at her London home earlier this year (JAN05). The 27-year-old BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM star has been cautioned for common assault, and...

Cannes Head Urges Jury To Focus On Film-making

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL head GILLES JACOB has urged this year's (05) jury to focus on film-making, not politics, after anti-GEORGE W BUSH documentary FAHRENHEIT 9/11 claimed the Palme D'Or honour last year (MAY04). As...

Lucas Honoured At Cannes

Legendary STAR WARS director GEORGE LUCAS is to be presented with the coveted Festival Trophy at this year's CANNES FILM FESTIVAL. Lucas will be honoured by the festival's artistic director THIERRY FREMAUX in...

Film Star Schell Dies

European actress MARIA SCHELL has died after losing her battle with pneumonia. She was 79. Schell launched to prominence as a star of German-speaking cinema in the early 1950s and scooped a Best Actress...

Madonna Slams Jewison For Attacking Her Acting

Pop legend MADONNA has slammed director NORMAN JEWISON for his scathing criticism of her acting abilities. The MOONSTRUCK film-maker attacked movie bosses for giving the MATERIAL GIRL a succession of coveted movie roles, despite...

Hayek Joins Jury At Cannes Film Festival

SALMA HAYEK and JAVIER BARDEM will sit as two of the members of the jury at this year's (05) CANNES FILM FESTIVAL. Sarajevo-born director EMIR KUSTURICA heads the jury, which also includes writer TONI...

Allen Sticks With Johansson

Legendary director WOODY ALLEN is so impressed with the acting talents of SCARLETT JOHANSSON, he has cast her again in his next movie. The curvy 20-year-old stars in Allen's film MATCH POINT, which screens...

Allen's Confidence Boosted By Johansson

Neurotic film-maker WOODY ALLEN is unusually confident about his forthcoming film MATCH POINT - because it features the "strong" acting talents of SCARLETT JOHANSSON. Allen cast the 20-year-old Johansson last summer (04) after his...

Corr Hits Cannes

Irish songbird ANDREA CORR is appearing in a new thriller which will be screened at the prestigious CANNES FILM FESTIVAL (11MAY05). The CORRS frontwoman plays a psychologist in THE BRIDGE, a short film focusing...

Francophile Scott Thomas Slams Lazy Brits

British actress KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS proved her determination to back French cinema when she jetted over to London to launch the RENAULT FRENCH FILM SEASON last night (31MAR05). The elegant GOSFORD PARK star is...

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