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British Actor Richard Johnson Dies

He passed away at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London after a short illness, his family announced. No more details were known as WENN went to press. Johnson's career in film, theatre...

Ben-hur Crew Banned From Filming In Chariot Race Stadium

Movie bosses behind the new version of the historical drama, which stars Morgan Freeman and Jack Huston, have been forced to recreate the Circus Maximus venue inside a studio after the Italian culture...

Pedro Pascal In Line For Ben-hur Role

Pedro Pascal is set to play Pontius Pilate in 'Ben-Hur'.The 'Game of Thrones' actor is in talks with MGM and Paramount bosses to land the role in Timur Bekmambetov's forthcoming biblical blockbuster, in which he...

Gal Gadot To Star In Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot will star in a solo 'Wonder Woman' movie.The 29-year-old actress - who has taken on the comic book character in the upcoming flick 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' - will appear in...

Morgan Freeman To Star In Ben-hur

Morgan Freeman is to star in 'Ben-Hur'.'The Shawshank Redemption' star is the first of Paramount and director Timur Bekmambetov's castings for the upcoming remake of the 1959 film based on Lew Wallace's 1880 novel 'Ben-Hur:...

Tom Hiddleston Favourite To Play Ben-hur

Thor villain Tom Hiddleston has emerged as the front-runner to reprise Charlton Heston's classic film role in a new version of Ben-Hur.Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov, who directed Angelina Jolie in Wanted, has signed on to...

Charlton Heston's Publicist Triumphs In Stamp Campaign

Charlton Heston's longtime publicist has won a campaign to have the screen legend's image issued on a U.S. postage stamp.In 2010, Michael Levine started a petition urging bosses at the U.S. Postal Service to commemorate...

Richard Matheson, Author Of 'I Am Legend', Dies

Richard Matheson has led a long and interesting life. Born in Brooklyn he started his writing career when some of his short stories were published in 1950. The author's subsequent career, spanning 60 years, including...

Saturday Night Livened Up By Basketball

For years, Saturday night has been written off as a no-win night by TV network executives, who now mostly program the evening with failed TV series, inexpensive news magazines, and reruns. They appear to regard...

Pink Panther Star Herbert Lom Dies, Aged 95

Herbert Lom, the actor best known for playing Charles Dreyfus in the Pink Panther movies, has died aged 95. He may have starred alongside Hollywood greats Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston and Alec Guinness, he may...

Moses Is Still A Ratings Draw

Perhaps it was simply a case of there not being anything else worth watching on a Saturday night -- a night that the networks have all but abandoned -- but ABC's telecast of the 1956...

Whitney Houston's Bodyguard Earrings To Be Auctioned

A pair of earrings Whitney Houston wore in 'The Bodyguard' are to be sold in an auction of her possessions.The jewellery - which the late star donned opposite Kevin Costner in the hit 1992 film...

Whitney Auction Includes Velvet Dress, Pearl Earrings

Sandy Cohen, for Associated Press has confirmed that several of Whitney Houston's's film-related memorabilia will go on sale at a 'Hollywood Legends' themed auction. The auction will take place on March 31, 2012 at the...

Steven Spielberg In Talks To Direct Moses Movie

Steven Spielberg is in talks to direct new religious movie 'Gods and Kings'.The legendary filmmaker has reportedly opened negotiations with Warner Bros. to helm the movie, which follows the Biblical story of Moses from the...

Andy Serkis Returning For Planet Of The Apes Sequel

Andy Serkis is to star in a sequel to 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'.The 47-year-old actor has signed up to reprise his role as chimpanzee Caesar - who he portrays via motion capture...

Diane Cilento Passes Away

Diane Cilento, Australian theatre and film actress and author, has sadly passed away aged 79. During her distinguished life she could boast starring roles opposite icons such as Charlton Heston and Paul Newman, whilst she...

Diane Cilento, Actress And Ex-wife Of Sean Connery, Dies Aged 78

Diane Cilento, the Oscar-nominated Australian actress once married to Scottish star Sean Connery, has died aged 78. Cilento passed away in northern Australia on Thursday evening (7th October 2011), although no cause of death was...

Sophia Loren Honoured By Hollywood Glitterati

Sophia Loren, the Academy Award-winning Italian actress, was honoured in a ceremony in Hollywood on Wednesday (4th May 2011). Stars of stage and screen paid tribute to Sophia Loren, 50 years since she become the...

Moses Returns To Mountain Top

After being knocked into second place a year ago, when it competed against basketball, Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments , starring Charlton Heston as Moses, averaged 7.05 million viewers. That compares with the dismal...

Heston's Publicist Campaigns For A Stamp

CHARLTON HESTON's longtime publicist has launched a campaign to have the movie icon's image issued on a U.S. postage stamp.Michael Levine has asked for high profile celebrities and fans alike to add their names to...

Sophia Loren Celebrates 76th Birthday With Award

SOPHIA LOREN, the Academy Award winning actress, turned 76-years-old on Monday, and was given the news that she would be receiving a prestigious Japanese award for her life's work in film, reports the New York...

Russell Crowe Joins Ben Hur Show

Russell Crowe has signed up to take part in a 'Ben Hur' stadium show in Australia.The 'Robin Hood' star - who won the Best Actor Oscar in 2000 for his role as a Roman soldier...

A New Box-office Champ (But Does Anyone Know His Name?)

By Zeus! Sam Worthington has suddenly become the demigod star of the 21st century. After all, not only did his performance in Avatar produce all-time box-office records, but he has just set another record in...

Ncaa Semifinals Draw Biggest Ratings In Five Years

Once again calling into question the policy of the major networks of dumping reruns and failing shows into their Saturday night schedule, CBS's coverage of the NCAA men's basketball Final Four doubleheader on Saturday averaged...

Heston's Embarrassment Over Baldness

Movie icon CHARLTON HESTON was so embarrassed by his thinning hair he wore two wigs on stage, according to STAR TREK's GEORGE TAKEI.The Planet of the Apes actor was starring in A Man For All...

Rare Photos Of '60s Stars Go On Display

A series of never-before-seen photographs of '60s icons including SIR MICHAEL CAINE, JOHN LENNON and CHARLTON HESTON has gone on display in London.The black-and-white shots were saved from a bonfire in the mid-1970s when celebrity...

Hayworth's Dress And Heston's Apes Gear Set For Auction

RITA HAYWORTH's signature GILDA gown, CHARLTON HESTON's PLANET OF THE APES costume and STAR WARS villain DARTH MAUL's lightsaber are among the highlights going under the hammer at an upcoming Hollywood memorabilia auction. Despite the recession,...

Heston's Alleged Thief Sentenced To Jail

A woman accused of stealing money from the late CHARLTON HESTON has been sentenced to more than five years in jail. Sharon M. Walker, 56, gained access to Heston and his wife's financial information after...

The Ten Commandments Tablets To Be Sold At Auction

CHARLTON HESTON's most iconic movie treasures are to auctioned off as part of a massive memorabilia sale later this summer (08). Tablets from The Ten Commandments and the kaftan and pallium the late Heston wore...

Business Manager Charged With Embezzling From Heston

A business manager has been charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars (pounds) from late Hollywood actor CHARLTON HESTON and famed TV producer STEPHEN J. CANNELL. Sharon Walker was arrested on Monday (14Apr08) in...

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