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Da Vinci Code To Be Banned In The Philippines?

A senior official in The Philippines is calling for a complete ban on 'blasphemous' film THE DA VINCI CODE before it opens in the capital Manila next week (19MAY06). The upcoming thriller, based on the...

Cardinal Slams Da Vinci 'Disrespect'

THE DA VINCI CODE has come under another barrage of criticism after one of the favourites in last year's (05) bid to become Pope, CARDINAL FRANCIS ARINZE, slammed the book and film adaptation in a...

Hanks Pokes Fun At Da Vinci Code Controversy

TOM HANKS poked fun at the religious controversy surrounding his new film THE DA VINCI CODE by facing criticism from mock priests, cardinals, nuns, Popes and even JESUS CHRIST as he guest hosted US comedy...

Mckellen: 'Tolkien Runs Rings Around Da Vinci Code'

SIR IAN MCKELLEN insists JRR TOLKIEN's THE LORD OF THE RINGS still leaves THE DA VINCI CODE in the shade - despite the furore over DAN BROWN's bestseller. MCKellen stars in the movie adaptations of...

Anglican Church Challenges Da Vinci Code

Anglican Church leaders in Sydney, Australia, are attempting to educate cinemagoers when THE DA VINCI CODE is released later this month (MAY06), by screening their own mini-movie in cinemas. The 20-second clip will tell "the...

Da Vinci Bosses Veto Opus Dei Viewing

LATEST: The movie adaptation of THE DA VINCI CODE has sparked further uproar after Sony Pictures denied Catholic group Opus Dei, who are depicted in the film, an advance viewing. Opus Dei, who are portrayed...

Da Vinci Ad Sparks Controversy

Controversial movie THE DA VINCI CODE has sparked further uproar among Vatican officials, after a giant advertisement for the film appeared on the facade of the ancient church of San Pantaleo in Rome, Italy. The...

Hanks: 'Churches Can Benefit From The Da Vinci Code'

Oscar-winner TOM HANKS is convinced his controversial new film THE DA VINCI CODE will aid forward-thinking vicars and help ministers swell their congregations. The actor suggests church leaders should use the film, based on DAN...

Howard Accepts Westminster Abbey Ban

Movie-maker RON HOWARD accepts the British royal family had no choice but to ban him from filming THE DA VINCI CODE scenes at Westminster Abbey in London - because they couldn't afford the controversy. The...

Da Vinci Follow-up Delayed

The release of DAN BROWN's sequel to the THE DA VINCI CODE has been postponed until next year (07). The follow-up to the best-selling book will reportedly explore the mysterious subject of Freemasonry. Although the...

Appeal Upholds Brown's Da Vinci Plagiarism Innocence

THE DA VINCI CODE author DAN BROWN has again been cleared of allegations be breached copyright and plagiarised the best-seller's plot, this time in New York City. The 2nd US Circuit Court Of Appeals upheld...

Vatican Slams Da Vinci Code

Vatican official FATHER RANIERO CANTALAMESSA has added to widespread criticism of DAN BROWN's best-selling novel THE DA VINCI CODE, branding it as just another example of JESUS CHRIST being sold out. Cantalamessa made his comments...

Church Of England's Easter Attack On Da Vinci Code

THE DA VINCI CODE has been attacked by the head of the Church of England during his Easter Sunday sermon. The Archbishop of Canterbury described the DAN BROWN novel - which has been made into...

Opus Dei Demand Da Vinci Disclaimer

Catholic group OPUS DEI has called on the makers of upcoming film THE DA VINCI CODE to include a disclaimer, out of respect for their beliefs. The film, based on the DAN BROWN bestseller, has...

Brown Faces Another Da Vinci Code Plagiarism Claim

Author DAN BROWN has been accused of plagiarism in THE DA VINCI CODE just days after he was cleared in London's High Court of similar allegations. Russian art historian DR MIKHAIL ANIKIN, a LEONARDO DA...

Korean Christians Seeks Da Vinci Ban

The release of movie adaptation THE DA VINCI CODE is being challenged by a Christian group in Korea, who have branded the TOM HANKS and AUDREY TAUTOU film "an insult and defamation". Based on DAN...

Hanks Used Japanese Prime Minister As Model For The Da Vinci Code

Hollywood star TOM HANKS copied Japanese Prime Minister JUNICHIRO KOIZUMI's long wavy hairstyle for his role in upcoming thriller THE DA VINCI CODE. The normally short-haired actor, who is in Japan to promote the film...

Da Vinci Code Verdict Finds Brown Innocent Of Plagiarism

THE DA VINCI CODE author DAN BROWN has been cleared in London's High Court of allegations he breached copyright and plagiarised the best-seller's plot. MICHAEL BAIGENT and RICHARD LEIGH had insisted Brown ripped off their...

Da Vinci Code Paperback Sets Record

Best-selling book THE DA VINCI CODE got a boost in sales when the paperback version of the book sold half-a-million copies in its first week of release in the US. Publishers say the book recorded...

Da Vinci Code Gets Two New Extras

THE DA VINCI CODE writer DAN BROWN has honoured two authors who inspired him to write his bestseller - by recruiting them as extras on the movie version of his book. Brown claims his "big...

Bettany Defends Da Vinci Code

British actor PAUL BETTANY has dismissed criticism of his new movie THE DA VINCI CODE, insisting it doesn't portray Catholicism in a negative light. Bettany, who plays villainous assassin SILAS in the adaptation of DAN...

Da Vinci Code Paperback Poised To Break Records

The much-anticipated paperback edition of THE DA VINCI CODE will soon be on store shelves in the US and booksellers are bracing themselves for record-setting sales figures. The paperback version of the best-seller will be...

Brown Blasts Da Vinci Code Plagiarism Accusations

THE DA VINCI CODE author DAN BROWN has slammed allegations he plagiarised the best-seller's plot as "completely fanciful" and is "astounded" by the current copyright wrangle. MICHAEL BAIGENT and RICHARD LEIGH have taken Brown to...

Da Vinci Under Fire

The movie version of hit book THE DA VINCI CODE is at the centre of a copyright wrangle - after claims the story was copied from another book. The DAN BROWN bestseller, which has...

Catholics Call For Da Vinci Code Edit

Catholic group Opus Dei has called for "references that hurt Catholics" to be cut from the film adaptation of DAN BROWN's hit novel THE DA VINCI CODE. The group, which formed in 1928, insists...

Gervais Shuns Da Vinci Role

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS snubbed a small role in new movie THE DA VINCI CODE, after convincing director RON HOWARD he would ruin it. Howard wanted the comedian to play a butler in the...

Da Vinci Code To Premiere At Cannes

RON HOWARD'S movie adaptation of DAN BROWN's best-selling novel THE DA VINCI CODE has been chosen to open the annual Cannes Film Festival in May (06). The film, which stars TOM HANKS and AUDREY...

Catholic Group Appeal For Adult Rating For Da Vinci Code

Catholic group Opus Dei are urging film ratings boards to give controversial new movie THE DA VINCI CODE an adult rating - because it fears children will believe the film's "lies" about JESUS fathering a...

Da Vinci Code Set For A Premiere At The Louvre?

Producers of much-anticipated movie THE DA VINCI CODE are considering staging the film's European premiere at the Louvre art gallery in Paris, France, where the story begins. Film executives are impressed with record-breaking figures...

Chirac Slammed For Da Vinci Casting

French President JACQUES CHIRAC is facing a political backlash after reports he tried to altar the casting of THE DA VINCI CODE, promoting family friends for the lead roles. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH...

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