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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Gets Script Change Over Diabetes Line

Producers behind West End musical Charlie And The Chocolate Factory have changed the show's script after an audience member complained about a scene which mentions diabetes.Sam Mendes' London stage show, based on the 1964 children's...

Hit Musicals Lead Olivier Awards Nominations

Hit musicals Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along will go head-to-head at this year's (14) Olivier Awards after receiving seven nominations each.Sam Mendes' adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book...

Sam Mendes Will Direct Daniel Craig In 24th James Bond Film

Director Sam Mendes will be directing the next James Bond movie. The film is due to be released in 2015. The Skyfall director will work with Daniel Craig, who will be reprising his role as...

Elevator Breaks During Sam Mendes' Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

A performance of Sam Mendes' new London musical Charlie And The Chocolate Factory was halted on Friday (28Jun13) when a prop elevator broke down in mid-air.Stars of the show were left dangling in a glass...

Previews Of Sam Mendes' Willy Wonka Musical Delayed

The first two previews of Sam Mendes' much-anticipated West End musical Charlie And The Chocolate Factory have been pushed back because of "unforeseen problems" with a contractor.The show, based on Roald Dahl's beloved book and...

Richard Zanuck Dies Of Heart Attack Aged 77

'Jaws' producer Richard Zanuck has died aged 77. The legendary Hollywood producer - who was behind movies such as 'Driving Miss Daisy', 'Deep Impact' and more recently, 2010's 'Clash of the Titan's - died of...

Richard Zanuck Dies Of Heart Attack Aged 77

'Jaws' producer Richard Zanuck has died aged 77. The legendary Hollywood producer - who was behind movies such as 'Driving Miss Daisy', 'Deep Impact' and more recently, 2010's 'Clash of the Titan's - died of...

Johnny Depp To Receive Mtv Generation Award

Johnny Depp is to receive the MTV Generation Award.The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star will receive the trophy at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (03.06.12).The actor is being given the accolade...

Johnny Depp's Willy Wonka Inspiration Was A Stoned George Bush

Johnny Depp says thinking of an ''incredibly stoned'' George W. Bush was his main inspiration to play Willy Wonka. The 'Dark Shadows' actor considered how the former US President might act if he was high...

Marilyn Manson Teams Up With Johnny Depp

Marilyn Manson teamed up with Johnny Depp for his new album, 'Born Villain'.Johnny provided guitar and drums for a cover of Carly Simon's 1972 hit 'You're So Vain', which shock rocker Marilyn felt would be...

Annasophia Robb To Play Carrie Bradshaw

AnnaSophia Robb will play Carrie Bradshaw in a 'Sex and the City' prequel.The 18-year-old actress - who is best known for her role as Violet in Tim Burton's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' - will...

Football Posts Huge Ratings Score On Sunday

Once again football was the name of the game on primetime network television Sunday as NBC's Sunday Night Football (New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys) counted 18.6 million viewers, peaking in the 10 00 p.m....

Johnny Depp's Kids Are Bored Of Captain Jack

Johnny Depp's children are bored of Captain Jack Sparrow. The actor plays the eccentric seafarer in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie franchise and although his kids, Lily-Rose, 12, and Jack, nine, used to love...

Johnny Depp To Play Dr Seuss

Johnny Depp is set to play Dr. Seuss in a live-action version of the classic books. The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor will take on the legendary character in an adaptation of the books by...

The Bfg To Become Live Action Movie

Roald Dahl's children's book 'The BFG' is set to be turned into a live-action movie. Dreamworks has reportedly got the rights to the film, which is set to be produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank...

Tinie Tempah Left In A 'Weird Place' By Success

Tinie Tempah's success has left his head in a "very weird place".The 'Written in the Stars' hitmaker is adjusting to what he calls a "'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' type reality," jetting between countries to...

Ke$ha To Be Notorious

Pop star KE$HA has filmed a guest role in hit kids show Notorious in an episode inspired by Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.The TiK ToK hitmaker plays herself in an episode titled Ice Cream for...

Panettiere's Kooky 21st Birthday

HAYDEN PANETTIERE celebrated her 21st birthday with a kooky party filled with burlesque dancers, fire-breathers and performers dressed as CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY-style Oompa-Loompas.The Heroes actress reached the landmark age on Saturday (21Aug10) and...

Katy Perry's Sweet Birthday

Katy Perry celebrated her 25th birthday with a Willy Wonka-styled party on Saturday (24.10.09).The 'Hot N Cold' singer held the bash at The Sunset Beach nightspot in Los Angeles and guests at the party -...

Mendes To Take Willy Wonka To The Stage

Oscar-winning director SAM MENDES is bringing children's classic CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to the stage.Roald Dahl's beloved book has already been turned into two successful Hollywood movies, convincing Mendes the story could be a...

Harry Potter Is Families' Favourite Movie Moment

A survey of adults and children to find their favourite moment in family film has seen JK Rowling's boy wizard creation Harry Potter win big yet again, as the moment Harry and his friends discover...

By on 08 April 2009

Anne Hathaway Signs Up To Visit Wonderland

Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter are to take a trip to a magical world in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, it has been confirmed.Princess Diaries star Hathaway is likely to play the White Queen...

By on 07 October 2008

Johnny Depp 'To Star' In Alice And Wonderland

Reports suggest that Johnny Depp is to star as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's new film Alice in Wonderland.Depp has starred in six Burton films so far, including Sweeney Todd and Charlie and the...

By on 28 July 2008

Burton Honoured At Venice

Film director and producer Tim Burton was handed an award recognising his lifetime achievement last night at the Venice Film Festival.Johnny Depp, who is starring in Burton's latest film Sweeney Todd, handed Burton the Golden...

By on 06 September 2007

Bonham Carter Pregnant

Actress Helena Bonham Carter and her partner Tim Burton have announced they are expecting their second child.Bonham Carter's representative told People: "[They] are very happy to be expecting their second child later this year."The pair...

By on 09 August 2007

Arctic Monkeys Reveal 'Ricky Martin Inspiration'

Arctic Monkeys have given some bizarre hints at the kind of music which influenced their new album, Favourite Worst Nightmare.Speaking to the radio station Xfm, frontman Alex turner said that the band "listened to all...

By on 19 April 2007

Burton To Receive Top Honour At Venice Film Festival

TIM BURTON is to be honoured at the Venice International Film Festival later this year (07), for his contributions to the movie industry. The BATMAN director will receive the lifetime achievement award at the Italian...

Depp's Daughter 'Improving'

Johnny Depp's daughter is said to be showing signs of improvement after being treated in a London hospital.Details of Lily-Rose's condition have remained sketchy as Depp and his partner Vanessa Paradis have sought to maintain...

By on 09 March 2007

Warner Bros. Reports Earnings Slide

Warner Bros., which looked like it couldn't buy a hit for much of last year, saw its revenue drop more than 10 percent from 2005, according to Time Warner's SEC filing Wednesday. After such bombs...

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