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Dustin Offers Oscars Host Ellen Tips

Movie star DUSTIN HOFFMAN has signed on as comic ELLEN DEGENERES' unofficial Oscars gag writer by urging her to crack jokes about the gold statue's lack of genitalia. Appearing on her chat show to promote...

Hoffman: 'I've Never Been Seduced By An Older Woman'

Veteran actor DUSTIN HOFFMAN has never fallen for an older woman, unlike his character in his breakthrough movie THE GRADUATE. Hoffman was famously seduced by the late ANNE BANCROFT in the 1967 classic, but he...

Hoffman Was Panicked By Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran actor DUSTIN HOFFMAN put his acting career on hold for three years, because he suffered a panic attack after being given a lifetime achievement award. The RAIN MAN star was honoured by the...

Thompson Begged Hoffman To Wear A Disguise

EMMA THOMPSON grew so tired of hitting the streets of Chicago, Illinois, with her STRANGER THAN FICTION co-star DUSTIN HOFFMAN, she insisted he wear a disguise. The RAIN MAN star refused to don a hat,...

'Friend To The Stars' Conman Is Jailed

An English conman pretending to close friends with actors such as DUSTIN HOFFMAN has being jailed for 18 months for fraud. RICHARD MASKERY tricked his victims into handing over tens of thousands of dollars (pounds)...

Stars Line Up For London Film Festival

Veteran star DUSTIN HOFFMAN, director TIM BURTON and actor FOREST WHITAKER are lined up to appear at this year's (06) 50th London Film Festival. The A-listers will hit the red carpet from 18 October (06),...

Brando Son Sold Celebrity Contacts

MARLON BRANDO's son CHRISTIAN allegedly sold his late father's address book of celebrity contact details to a mystery buyer. PageSix.com reports the buyer then tried to sell the Rolodex on online auction eBay before Christian's...

Forget The Witch, Fox Takes The Lion And Wardrobe

Escalating the battle for the family audience, Fox Filmed Entertainment has lured Walden Media, the production company responsible for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, away from the Walt Disney...

Jolie Takes On First Film Role Since Birth

ANGELINA JOLIE is re-teaming with JACK BLACK for her first film role since giving birth to daughter SHILOH NOUVEL JOLIE-PITT in May (06). The Oscar-winner will join Black, DUSTIN HOFFMAN, JACKIE CHAN, LUCY LIU and...

Flynn Beats Depp In Pirates Poll

Swashbuckler ERROL FLYNN has dented JOHNNY DEPP's PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN celebrations by being hailed Hollywood's top buccaneer in a new World Entertainment News Network (WENN) poll. WENN editors teamed up with British buccaneer buff...

Oddjob's Hat Sells At Auction

The most terrifying hat in movie history went under the hammer for $33,600 (GBP18,670) in Los Angeles on Saturday (17JUN06) when JAMES BOND villain ODDJOB's derby was sold at auction. The steel-rimmed hat, worn by...

Hoffman Feared He'd Flunked Graduate Audition

DUSTIN HOFFMAN feared the worst when he exited his audition for THE GRADUATE, when a prop guy who oversaw his try out insisted he'd need the tokens that fell out of his coat pocket. The...

Graduate Writer Saved From Penniless Fate

THE GRADUATE writer CHARLES WEBB has landed a $54,000 (GBP30,000) book deal to release its sequel HOME SCHOOL, saving him from eviction and spiralling debts. The 67-year-old author missed out on the millions the 1967...

Duvall Impressed With Playboy Hoffman

DUSTIN HOFFMAN used to impress New York flatmate ROBERT DUVALL with his sexual conquests, once even bedding the daughter of a top politician and robbing her of her virginity. Actor Duvall admits he still marvels...

Romano Haunted By Movie Flop

Actor RAY ROMANO is constantly reminded of his movie flop WELCOME TO MOOSEPORT, because he adopted a dog from the set. EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND star became so attached to his canine co-star he ended up...

Pacino + Hoffman's Fight Plan

AL PACINO was once approached to don boxing gloves and take on DUSTIN HOFFMAN in an all-star fight night. THE GODFATHER star reveals impresario ALEXANDER COHEN offered him the chance to go three rounds...

Hoffman Snubbed By Unlucky Agassi?

Hollywood star DUSTIN HOFFMAN fears he's being snubbed by ANDRE AGASSI after his private clay court brought the tennis ace nothing but bad luck. Hoffman, an avid tennis fan and player, invited Las Vegas,...

Death Scene Kept Pacino In The Godfather

AL PACINO is convinced that were it not for one pivotal scene in THE GODFATHER, he would have been fired. The movie great admits he was at his most insecure making the 1972 classic...

Chan Gives Up Action

JACKIE CHAN is so desperate to be taken seriously as an actor he is refusing star in anymore action movies. The 51-year-old THE TUXEDO star hates being known for his martial arts skills over his...

Hollywood Stars Pose For Charity Art Exhibition

GEORGE CLOONEY, BRAD PITT, DUSTIN HOFFMAN and JULIA ROBERTS are raising money for diabetes research by posing for a London charity exhibition. Acclaimed photographer ANDY GOTTS has taken pictures of a host of Hollywood...

Hoffman To Run A Toy Shop

Hollywood actor DUSTIN HOFFMAN is set to become a toy shop owner, after signing up to star alongside NATALIE PORTMAN in the fantasy movie MR MAGORIUM'S WONDER EMPORIUM. In the film, Hoffman plays an...

Wood's Uncomfortable Meeting With Nicholson

ELIJAH WOOD was shocked when Hollywood hellraiser JACK NICHOLSON told him he walked out of the final THE LORD OF THE RINGS movie. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING opened...

Hoffman And Robin Williams Fight Over Liberace Role

HOOK co-stars ROBIN WILLIAMS and DUSTIN HOFFMAN are reportedly at war over an upcoming LIBERACE biopic. Both stars want to play the flamboyant showman in the project, according to Sky.com. According to insiders,...

Cruise To Receive Bafta/la Award

TOM CRUISE has been chosen to receive a special honour from the BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION ARTS/LOS ANGELES (BAFTA/LA) at its 14th annual ceremony this year (05). The MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE star will...

All President's Men Rockets Up Bestseller Charts

Controversial book ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN and it's film spin-off have both shot back up US bestseller lists following the revelation that former deputy FBI chief MARK FELT was the mysterious 'Deep Throat' character who...

Phillips Tackles Autism In Challenging New Film Role

LA BAMBA star LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS made the most of his position as a board member on Los Angeles' Center for Autism and Related Disorders - by using patients as research tools for a new...

Hoffman Shares His Bed With Dogs

DUSTIN HOFFMAN develops such close bonds with dogs, he takes the furry animals to bed with him. The RAINMAN legend credits his relationships with his pet pooches with helping him understand what "kind of...

De Niro Gives Rare Eulogy To Hoffman

The famously monosyllabic ROBERT DE NIRO honoured DUSTIN HOFFMAN with a brief tribute at the annual FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTRE gala on Monday (18APR05). The legendary MIDNIGHT COWBOY star was guest of honour...

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