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Fidel Castro Suffers Stroke

The son of former Cuban President Fidel Castro has shot down reports his father is gravely ill.On Friday morning (19Oct12), reports emerged online suggesting the communist revolutionary had suffered a cerebral haemorrhage and was struggling...

Gerard Depardieu Bonded With Fidel Castro Over Pate

French actor Gerard Depardieu has revealed the roots of his bizarre friendship with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro - they bonded over a shared love of pate.The Green Card star has been pals with the...

Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez In 'Naked' Sculpture

Justin Bieber and his 19-year-old girlfriend Selena Gomez are the subject of a controversial new sculpture by artist Daniel Edwards. The teenage couple, who went public with their relationship earlier this year, appear side-by-side in...

Sofia Coppola Doesn't Need Help From Dad Francis Ford Coppola

Sofia Coppola no longer consults her father for advice.The filmmaker only showed her director dad Francis Ford Coppola her latest movie 'Somewhere' when it was complete, a contrast to her earlier films when she regularly...

Caine Scrapped Cuban Restaurant Plans Amid Political Fears

Acting veteran SIR MICHAEL CAINE scrapped plans to expand his restaurant empire to Cuba, amid fears he would face violent opposition for supporting anti-U.S. revolutionary FIDEL CASTRO.The Brit moved his restaurant empire stateside in the...

Penn To 'Interview Castro For Magazine Article'

SEAN PENN has jetted to Cuba to interview FIDEL CASTRO for a newspaper article, according to local reports.The Oscar winner - who has come under fire for his support of the anti-U.S. revolutionary and his...

O'day Defends Hitler & Castro Comments

Singer and reality TV star AUBREY O'DAY has defended comments she made about ADOLF HITLER and FIDEL CASTRO on a U.S. news show, insisting she's well aware they are "evil" men.The former Danity Kane vocalist...

O'day Defends Hitler & Castro Comments

Singer and reality TV star AUBREY O'DAY has defended comments she made about ADOLF HITLER and FIDEL CASTRO on a U.S. news show, insisting she's well aware they are "evil" men.The former Danity Kane vocalist...

Del Toro's Revolutionary Film Gets Ok In Cuba

Cuban officials have given actor BENICIO DEL TORO's revolutionary new film CHE the green light to show in the country after satisfying the government with its depiction of former president FIDEL CASTRO. The forthcoming film,...

Cuban Garcia Hesitant About Castro Decision

Cuban-American ANDY GARCIA fears the end of FIDEL CASTRO's reign in Cuba won't bring the change and reform the country badly needs. Castro this week stepped down after 49 years in power, heralding the end...

Moore: 'I Want Castro At The Oscars'

SICKO director MICHAEL MOORE wants FIDEL CASTRO to be his special guest at the Oscars on Sunday (24Feb08) - insisting he would be a great "ratings grabber". Moore's Oscar nominated documentary on the health-care industry...

Campbell Wants To Meet Castro And Sarkozy

LATEST: NAOMI CAMPBELL is bidding to land interviews with Cuban dictator FIDEL CASTRO and French president NICOLAS SARKOZY. The supermodel turned journalist to interrogate Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez for British magazine GQ - and loved...

Chavez Tells Campbell: 'Castro Is My Fashion Icon'

Venezuelan president HUGO CHAVEZ has hailed FIDEL CASTRO as a fashion icon in an interview with supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL. The star interviewed the Venezuelan leader last year (07), with the full article published in this...

Nicholson Gets The Silent Treatment From Castro

Cuban leader FIDEL CASTRO gave JACK NICHOLSON one of his most valuable life lessons - when he told the movie star to shut up. The actor was visiting Castro with girlfriend Rebecca when the bearded...

Today's Lauer Going To Cuba

U.S. officials may have held up Michael Moore's application to travel to Cuba to film part of Sicko, his documentary about the U.S. health system, but they have presumably not been reluctant to approve a...

Manic Street Preacher Cuban Compliment

MANIC STREET PREACHERS were left bemused after Cuban leader FIDEL CASTRO called the music "louder than war". The Welsh trio were granted a meeting with Castro during a visit to the Communist country in 2001....

Cuban Girl Band Chart After 70 Years

Six songs recorded by Cuban girl band ANACAONA 70 years ago have risen to 26th place in the iTunes UK podcast chart. The group are currently between the best of the British DJ CHRIS MOYLES'...

Estefan Pays Tribute To Cuba On New Album

GLORIA ESTEFAN is paying tribute to the sounds and spirit of her native Cuba on her next album and she has invited countrymen like actor ANDY GARCIA and trumpet great ARTURO SANDOVAL to join her....

Theron Offers `Make Out' Session As Cuba Interview Gets Tense

Oscar winner CHARLIZE THERON left a US TV news anchor stunned by offering to "make out" with him in the middle of a tense interview. The MONSTER star was being interviewed by Cuban-American CNN presenter...

Stone Fined For Filming Interview With Castro

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control has disclosed that Oliver Stone's Santa Monica, CA-based Ixtlan production company and four unidentified individuals had agreed to pay $6,322,20 to settle allegations of violations of the...

Company Loses Cuban Music Case

A six-year legal battle over the rights to hundreds of Cuban songs came to an end yesterday (16NOV06), with neither side emerging victorious. American company Peer International Corporation signed up hundreds of Cuban musicians from...

Soderbergh To Direct Back-to-back Che Biopics

OCEAN'S ELEVEN director STEVEN SODERBERGH is set to shoot two back-to-back films about Latin American revolutionary CHE GUEVARA. Soderbergh and BENICIO DEL TORO, who will play Guevara, have been working on the movies since they...

Cuban Musician Egues Dies

Renowned Cuban musician RICHARD EGUES, who was famed for his songwriting and flute playing, has died in Havana. He was 82. Egues reportedly suffered from a brain lesion before his death. Cuban-controlled news outlet Granma...

Director Garcia Scoops Hispanic Awards

Actor-turned-director ANDY GARCIA has been awarded two Imagen Awards at a Los Angeles ceremony to honour the best in Hispanic cinema and television. The star won Best Director and Best film for THE LOST CITY,...

Garcia Receives Lifetime Award

Hollywood actor ANDY GARCIA was moved to tears when he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Karlovy Vary Firm Festival in the Czech Republic. The OCEAN'S THIRTEEN star was honoured at the...

Garcia Film Banned For Anti-guevara Sentiment

Movie star ANDY GARCIA's controversial new movie THE LOST WORLD has been banned in parts of South America because it depicts romantic revolutionary ERNESTO 'CHE' GUEVARA in a terrible light. The OCEAN'S TWELVE star spent...

Garcia Challenges Guevara T-shirt Wearers

Angry ANDY GARCIA is urging fashion-conscious rebels to stop wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the image of Latino revolutionary ERNESTO 'CHE' GUEVARA - because they remind Cubans of terrible times. The actor accepts that Guevara stands...

Estefan Jokes About 'Incontinent' Castro

Cuban-born singer GLORIA ESTEFAN has her own theory behind her country's leader FIDEL CASTRO's decision to burn his underwear - he suffers from incontinence! The TURN THE BEAT AROUND hitmaker's late father JOSE FAJARDO was...

Soderbergh Pans Sharif's Che!

Director STEVEN SODERBERGH is confident his upcoming biopic on Argentine revolutionary ERNESTO 'CHE' GUEVARA will be better than the 1969 original. Egyptian actor OMAR SHARIF played the medical student-turned communist, who assisted FIDEL CASTRO's...

Jourgensen Was A Cuban Refugee

Rocker AL JOURGENSEN is grateful to be an American citizen because his earliest childhood memory is leaving Cuba on one of the few overcrowded planes given permission to take-off by FIDEL CASTRO. The...

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