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Washington's Theatre Dreams

DENZEL WASHINGTON is delighted he's putting his film career on hold to star in the Broadway, New York, production of JULIUS CAESAR, because he's desperate to earn a smaller salary. Washington recently complained he...

Washington To Tread The Boards

Actor DENZEL WASHINGTON is putting his big screen career on hold to star in a Broadway, New York, production of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's JULIUS CAESAR. The play will be directed by five-times TONY AWARD winner...

Washington's Literary Inspiration

Hollywood icon DENZEL WASHINGTON draws on legendary American investigative reporters CARL BERNSTEIN and BOB WOODWARD when preparing for relevant screen roles. The TRAINING DAY star found Woodward's influence particularly useful when he was preparing...

Washington: 'I Get Paid Too Much'

Hollywood star DENZEL WASHINGTON was overwhelmed with guilt when he picked up a $20 million (GBP11 million) pay check for starring in the movie OUT OF TIME. The OSCAR winner is the first black...

Fuqua Battles Universal Over Defunct Film

TRAINING DAY director ANTOINE FUQUA is considering filing a breach of contract lawsuit against UNIVERSAL bosses after being sacked from the now defunct gangster film TRU BLU for feuding with studio heads. Universal have...

Jackie Collins Blasts Boring Young Stars

Novelist JACKIE COLLINS fears Hollywood is running out of true stars because actresses like KIRSTEN DUNST and REESE WITHERSPOON are "boring". The writer, who bases the storylines in her bestsellers on real movie stars...

Washington And Del Toro's Film Off?

DENZEL WASHINGTON and BENICIO DEL TORO's hot new movie has reportedly been cancelled because it's too expensive to complete. The pair were set to team up in TRU BLU, the real-life story of infamous...

Fuqua 'Fired' From Tru Blu

Director ANTOINE FUQUA has reportedly been fired from the forthcoming DENZEL WASHINGTON film TRU BLU. According to American gossip site PAGESIX.COM, the TRAINING DAY movie maker was "unceremoniously let go" from the crime thriller,...

Washington Thanks Good Looks For Movie Success

Hunky actor DENZEL WASHINGTON credits his good looks with his Hollywood success. The TRAINING DAY star finds it difficult to accept his sex symbol status, but admits movie directors would never have given him...

Washington Made Man On Fire A Christian

DENZEL WASHINGTON insisted on making his violent character in new movie MAN ON FIRE a Christian, to give the role more depth. The OSCAR-winning actor - who can quote most of the Bible verbatim...

Fuqua Slams Academy Board

Black movie-maker ANTOINE FUQUA has blasted OSCAR bosses for failing to recognise his directing talents on TRAINING DAY. The hard-hitting 2001 police drama earned actor DENZEL WASHINGTON an ACADEMY AWARD for his brutal portrayal...

Washington Detests Hollywood Lifestyle

Hunky actor DENZEL WASHINGTON refuses to go to movie premieres because he detests the "superficial" Hollywood lifestyle. The TRAINING DAY star proudly regards himself as a New York actor, and only went to the...

Denzel's Guardian Angel

Hollywood star DENZEL WASHINGTON has been guided since his childhood by a guardian angel. The OSCAR winner, who is currently in Britain promoting two new movies MAN OF FIRE and THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, says...

A Final Tribute To Ray Charles

Late soul great RAY CHARLES is set for one final send-off when STEVIE WONDER, MICHAEL McDONALD and JAMES INGRAM perform at a tribute to the hitmaker. Stars will attend the BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL gala...

Will Smith Envies Washington's Pulling Power

I, ROBOT star WILL SMITH wishes he had the female pulling power of OSCAR-winning actor DENZEL WASHINGTON. Smith, although happily married to wife JADA PINKETT SMITH, especially admires the TRAINING DAY star's incredulous talent...

Denzel Buys Himself Rolls Royce

Hollywood hunk DENZEL WASHINGTON is marking his 50th birthday this year (04) by buying himself a $315,000 (GBP175,000) Rolls Royce Phantom. The Oscar-winning actor does not celebrate his half-century birthday until 28 December (04),...

Washington Urges Actors To Focus On Skills

TRAINING DAY star DENZEL WASHINGTON has slammed aspiring actors who spend more of their time trying to advance their careers through socialising than through sharpening their skills. The OSCAR-winning actor refuses to acknowledge himself...

The Village Rules Box Office

Director M NIGHT SHYAMALAN has hit box office gold with his latest film THE VILLAGE, which has taken the number one spot in the American and Canadian cinema chart. The supernatural thriller -...

Denzel Ditching Good Guy Roles

OSCAR-winning star DENZEL WASHINGTON has expressed a desire to ditch good guy roles in favour of playing villains and starring in comedies. Washington, who won the Best Actor ACADEMY AWARD in 2002 for his...

Film Fans Flock To The Village

Director M NIGHT SHYAMALAN has scored success with his latest movie THE VILLAGE, after it topped America's box office with a $50.8 million (GBP28.2 million) opening weekend. The Village, starring SIGOURNEY WEAVER, ADRIEN BRODY,...

Denzel Becomes Champion Gardener

DENZEL WASHINGTON is making the most of his life now his kids no longer need his sporting advice - he has become a champion gardener. The movie star admits he started to feel a...

Kravitz Embarks On Nightclub Project

Rocker LENNY KRAVITZ and Oscar-winning actor DENZEL WASHINGTON have joined forces to open a private club called KOS in New York. The ARE YOU GOING MY WAY singer has appointed his cousin KEVIN...

Denzel Gives Up Weekly Church Trips

DENZEL WASHINGTON has been forced to give up his family's weekly trips to church - because he's sick of being bothered by other parishioners. The movie star used to be a regular at his...

Washington Confesses To Bed Wetting

OSCAR-winning actor DENZEL WASHINGTON has admitted he wet the bed as a child. The 50-year-old actor spoke candidly about his experiences of mistaking bathroom dreams for reality - but was keen to reiterate the...

Denzel Fights For Soldier Celebrations

DENZEL WASHINGTON has launched a one-man campaign to celebrate American troops returning home from the conflict in Iraq. The movie star fears not enough is being done to welcome soldiers - who have risked...

Denzel Not Interested In Theatre

OSCAR-winning actor DENZEL WASHINGTON will never appear in a theatre play, because he couldn't bear to leave his Los Angeles home. The star confesses he would love to test himself on New York's Broadway...

Denzel Takes On Sammy Davis Jnr Project

OSCAR winner DENZEL WASHINGTON has signed to direct and produce a biopic of SAMMY DAVIS JNR. The TRAINING DAY star - who will not play the RAT PACK legend - has already directed 2002...

Cruise Honours Sports Military Hero

Hollywood star TOM CRUISE will pay tribute to late American football player PAT TILLMAN - who lost his life fighting in Afghanistan. Cruise will present Tillman's family with a special honour at the ESPN...

Knowles And Jay-z Shine At Bet Awards

R+B superstar BEYONCE KNOWLES and her rapper beau JAY-Z dominated the BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION (BET) AWARDS in Los Angeles yesterday (29JUN04). Knowles was named Best Female R+B Artist and Jay-Z won the award for...

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