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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...

Kung Fu Hustle And 2046 Win Big At Hong Kong Film Awards

Acclaimed martial arts movie KUNG FU HUSTLE and arthouse film 2046 were the big winners at yesterday's (27MAR05) HONG KONG FILM AWARDS. Director STEPHEN CHOW's Kung Fu Hustle was named Best Film among its...

Joely Captures Princess Diana's Grace At Golden Globes

British actress JOELY RICHARDSON conjured up the spirit of PRINCESS DIANA at last night's (16JAN05) GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS by wearing a copy of a gown the tragic royal once dazzled the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL with....

Kidman Slammed Over Smoking

NICOLE KIDMAN's latest award as NSW AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR has caused controversy after anti-smoking groups renewed their call for the actress to quit her nicotine habit. The OSCAR-winning beauty, dubbed 'Our Nic' in...

Theron Bonds With Britt Over Rumour Control

CHARLIZE THERON was so devastated to hear BRITT EKLAND wasn't happy with her portrayal of the 1960s icon in the new PETER SELLERS biopic, she insisted on taking her to see the film at the...

Gallo Regrets Roger Ebert Curse

Actor VINCENT GALLO regrets putting a curse on film critic ROGER EBERT - because the hex almost came true. Upset by Ebert's scathing review of his controversial BROWN BUNNY film, Gallo cursed the critic's...

Outrage Over Brown Bunny Sex Poster

Community leaders in Los Angeles are fuming after a giant poster was erected in Hollywood showing CHLOE SEVIGNY performing oral sex on BROWN BUNNY co-star VINCENT GALLO. The 18 metre (60 feet) poster has...

Affleck Turns Journalist To Interview Kerry Girls

BEN AFFLECK has turned journalist to interview wannabe president JOHN KERRY's daughters VANESSA and ALEXANDRA for an upcoming issue of fashion magazine HARPER'S BAZAAR. The movie star, who has thrilled Democrats at the DEMOCRATIC...

Ricci's Traumatic Gallo Memories

Actress CHRISTINA RICCI has vowed never to work with controversial actor VINCENT GALLO again, because their partnership in BUFFALO '66 left her so traumatised. Sexy Ricci teamed up with Gallo - who caused shockwaves...

Jolie's New Photographer Beau

ANGELINA JOLIE has reportedly found a new man in top photographer MICHEL COMTE. The pair have been inseparable since meeting at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL in France last month (JUN04), and the couple were...

Brits Impressed With Fahrenheit 9/11

British screen stars PETER O'TOOLE and BILL NIGHY have hailed FAHRENHEIT 9/11 after its UK premiere in London last night (29JUN04) - dubbing maker MICHAEL MOORE "the most important man on the planet". Moore's...

Banderas: Timberlake Will Be 'Crucified' In Movie

Pop superstar JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE should prepare himself for a critical mauling when his debut movie EDISON is released, warns actor ANTONIO BANDERAS. Timberlake - who met Banderas at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL in May...

Fahrenheit 9/11 Sets Documentary Record

Director MICHAEL MOORE's FAHRENHEIT 9/11 took in a whopping $21.8 million (GBP12.1 million) in its first three days, becoming the first documentary ever to debut as America's top weekend (25-27JUN04) film. The controversial movie...

Fahrenheit 9/11 Heading For Top Spot

Director MICHAEL MOORE's controversial film FAHRENHEIT 9/11 is heading to the top of the America box office after taking in $8.4 million (GBP4.6 million) in its first day of release. Based on Friday's (25JUN04)...

Moore Defends Not Releasing Iraqi Prisoner Torment Footage

Controversial movie maker MICHAEL MOORE has defended his decision not to release footage of US soldiers taunting and sexually humiliating Iraqi detainees - because he didn't want the media to use it to attack troops....

Moore Enraged Over Fahrenheit 911 Rating

Controversial filmmaker MICHAEL MOORE has slammed the American censors' decision to give his acclaimed documentary FAHRENHEIT 9/11 a R rating. The BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE director is now locked in a bitter war of words...

Timberlake Dumped By Diaz

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE has been dumped by girlfriend CAMERON DIAZ - because she thinks she'll be taken more seriously in Hollywood without him. The CHARLIE'S ANGELS actress, 31, ditched 23-year-old Timberlake at last month's (MAY04)...

Winterbottom Deserts Soccer Film

Controversial director MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM has furiously walked out on the soccer movie GOAL! due to "creative differences". The 43-year-old directed early material for the $101 million (GBP55 million) film - including footage from...

Versace Bids For Serena Tennis Lesson

Designer DONATELLA VERSACE has paid $25,000 (GBP13,890) for a one-hour tennis lesson from SERENA WILLIAMS. Versace won the chance to learn from the tennis superstar in an AIDS auction at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL....

Pitt And Aniston Walk Out On Troy

Hollywood hunk BRAD PITT caused outrage at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL last week (20MAY04) - by walking out of the official screening of his film TROY before it had started. The 40-year-old actor got...

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