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Casablanca Piano Set For Auction

The piano that Dooley Smith sang from in classic movie Casablanca is up for auction.The instrument from Rick's Cafe Americain (sic), the hang-out Humphrey Bogart's character owned in the 1942 movie, is expected to be...

Effects Genius Harryhausen Dead At 92

ay Harryhausen, often regarded as the father of the visual-effects spectacle, has died in London at age 92. In a day when the work of visual-effects artists is often credited to hundreds of technical wizards,...

Leonardo Dicaprio Is Co-owner Of Casablanca Piano

Actor LEONARDO DiCaprio is the new owner of the piano used in movie classic Casablanca after teaming up with a billionaire pal to purchase the item at auction on Friday (14Dec12).The instrument which Dooley Wilson...

Casablanca Piano Sells At Auction For $600,000

The piano which featured in one of movie classic Casablanca's pivotal scenes has been sold at auction for $600,000 (£375,000).The upright which Dooley Wilson performed As Time Goes By on in the 1942 film went...

Casablanca Oscar Expected To Sell For $2.5 Million

The Best Director Academy Award handed to Michael Curtiz for 1942 classic Casablanca is expected to sell for more than $2.5 million (£1.5 million) when it goes under the hammer this week (begs25Jun12).The gold statue,...

Casablanca To Stream -- Free -- On Facebook

Warner Bros. is going all-out to promote its 70th anniversary edition of the Humphrey Bogart/Ingrid Bergman classic Casablanca including a one-night-only streaming of the movie on Facebook on May 16 -- free. Warner Bros. Digital...

The Bodyguard Returning To Theaters For One Day Only

The ability of digital transmissions to slot a movie into a host of theaters for a single screening could bring new life -- and new revenue -- to dozens of films that haven't seen the...

Casablanca Returning To Theaters

Casablanca, which is on just about every film critic's top-ten-of-all-time list, has received another digital facelift and is being re-released again on March 21, its 70th anniversary. But not just on DVD and Blu-ray Disc...

Titanic Front Of Ship Scene Voted Most Romantic Movie Moment

'Titanic's front of ship scene has been voted the most romantic movie moment of all time.The Oscar-winning film - which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - topped a poll by Italian liqueur Disaronno to...

Aerosmith's Biggest Hit Perry Bumps Tyler Into Crowd

Although officially Fox is saying that the new judging panel for American Idol won't be announced until mid-September, E! Entertainment's Ted Casablanca reported today (Wednesday) that at least one judge has been signed -- Aerosmith...

The Strokes Recording Without Singer

The Strokes are making their new album without singer Julian Casablancas. The band are presently in the studio working on the follow up to their 2006 album 'First Impressions Of Earth', but are developing their...

Unprepared Dad Julian Casablancas

Julian Casablancas is unprepared for fatherhood.The Strokes frontman - whose wife Juliet Joslin is due to give birth to their baby very shortly - claims he is mentally ready for the new arrival but admits...

Julian Casablancas's Weird Songs

Julian Casablancas wants to make "weird" music.The Strokes frontman enjoyed the experience of making his recent poppy solo album 'Phrazes For The Young' but wants his next record - either with or without the group...

The Strokes' Future Doubt

Julian Casablancas has hinted the Strokes won't work together again.The singer - who recently released critically-acclaimed solo album 'Phrazes for the Yong' during the band's hiatus - is delighted that his group's debut LP 'Is...

Happy Solo Star Julian Casablancas

Julian Casablancas believes his solo LP saved The Strokes.The rocker - who released his solo album 'Phrazes For The Young' earlier this year - says the band needed a break from each other and are...

The Strokes Plan New Album

The Strokes plan to record a new album in January.The 'Juicebox' rockers - who released their last album, 'First Impressions of Earth' in 2006 - are preparing to start work on an upcoming LP in...

The Strokes' Mixed Influences

The Strokes' next album sounds like a cross between "Thin Lizzy and A-Ha".The band's frontman Julian Casablancas - who has just released a solo album, 'Phrazes For The Young' - has reassured fans that the...

Reluctant Soloist Julian Casablancas

Julian Casablancas never wanted a solo career.The Strokes singer is about to release 'Phrazes For The Young', his first project away from the group and admits he only worked on the release because of his...

Julian Casablancas' Strokes Confidence

The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas says his solo career will not be the end of the band.The 'Last Nite' rocker insists his forthcoming solo LP will not see the end of the band he has...

Strokes Singer's 'Disney' Gigs

The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas wants to launch his debut solo album with a series of over-the-top "Disney-style" concerts.The 'Last Nite' singer is planning to tour Britain and America in October to promote 'Phrazes For...

Movie Non-review G.i. Joe

Paramount, insisting that it is putting into place an unconventional marketing campaign for G.I. Joe , has not screened it in advance for most U.S. critics, with the exception of a few that it felt...

There's Still Life In That 1942 Film

Warner Bros. has announced plans for what it is calling the "Ultimate Collector's Edition" of the 1942 Humphrey Bogart-Ingrid Bergman classic Casablanca, considered by many film historians as being among the greatest movies ever made....

Casablanca Star Dead At 84

CASABLANCA star JOY PAGE has died following a stroke at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She was 84. Page, the stepdaughter of movie mogul Jack Warner, was just 17 when she landed the role of...

Madonna To Star In Casablanca Remake?

Pop superstar MADONNA wants to relaunch her acting career with a remake of 1942 classic CASABLANCA. The Evita star is reportedly keen to modernise the Oscar-winning romantic drama, which originally starred Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid...

Casablanca Named Most Romantic Movie Ever

Tearjerker CASABLANCA has been voted the most romantic movie of all time in a new internet poll. Visitors to Moviefone.com named the 1942 World War II classic their number one, ahead of Titanic in second...

Casablanca Tops Romantic Scenes Poll

The climax to classic movie CASABLANCA has topped a new poll of cinema's Most Romantic Moments. Humphrey Bogart's farewell to Ingrid Bergman beat out Virginia Cherrill and Charlie Chaplin's love scene in 1931's City Lights...

Boston Ice Cream Company Names Top Movie One-liners

Boston-based Brigham's Ice Cream Co. has announced the results of a survey it conducted over the summer to create a top-ten list of one-liners in movies. From what it said were thousands of entries, it...

Bollywood Director To Remake Casablanca

Indian director Rajeev Nath is making a Bollywood version of the WWIIclassic Casablanca, which starred Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Berman.Moreover, he plans a premiere of the movie in Casablanca, Morocco itself."My film will be a...

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