A controversial film documenting the life of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's alleged "wife" is set to begin filming later this year (07).
The leader's relationship with IDA DALSER was revealed in 2001 by a local historian, who claims the pair were "married" with a son, BENITO, but Mussolini refused to recognise the partnership.
The 1930s movie will be directed by MARCO BELOCCHIO, who helmed 2003's political drama Good Morning, NIGHT about the 1978 murder of Italian prime minister ALDO MORO.
He says, "It's an Italian tragedy, a largely unknown story which I think will cause plenty of discussion."
Dasler and her son died in a mental institution after a long battle to have her marriage and offspring recognised.
CITY SLICKERS actor Bruno Kirby died on Monday (14AUG06) in Los Angeles following a battle with leukaemia. He was 57.
Kirby's wife LYNN SELLERS revealed yesterday (15AUG06) that her late husband died from complications linked to the blood disease, with which he was only recently diagnosed.
She said in a statement: "We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from Bruno's fans and colleagues who have admired and respected his work over the past 30 years.
"Bruno's spirit will continue to live on not only in his rich body of film and television work but also through the lives of individuals he has touched throughout his life."
Kirby starred in a string of hit movies including When Harry Met Sally, Donnie Brasco, This Is Spinal Tap and Good Morning, VIETNAM.
The producers of much-anticipated movie musical HAIRSPRAY have upset film fans in Baltimore, Maryland by deciding to shoot the project in Canada.
The original Hairspray movie and hit Broadway musical were set in Baltimore, where quirky film-maker John Waters, the creator of the concept film, hails from. It even features the song Good Morning, BALTIMORE.
But the new movie, starring John Travolta, Queen Latifah and Billy Crystal, will turn its back on Maryland and take advantage of tax breaks and studio space in Toronto, Canada.
Producer Craig Zadan says, "No offence to Baltimore is intended."
Zadan tells newspaper the Baltimore Sun that he had hoped to shoot parts of Maryland for background shots in the film, but that was abandoned and now the US city will be rebuilt on a sound stage in Toronto.
Waters, who is a consultant on the new movie, says, "Do I wish the film was shot in Baltimore? Yes. But I'm not going to go against the film because of that... They certainly didn't change the name of the song to Good Morning, Toronto."
Meanwhile, blonde actress Brittany Snow has been added to the star-studded cast. Michelle Pfeiffer was also added earlier this week (beg17JUL06).
The actress-turned-singer appeared on popular American show Good Morning AMERICA yesterday (06DEC04) to preview her eagerly-anticipated LP SPEAK, but phone lines were subsequently jammed by viewers complaining she'd mimed the words and blatantly missed her cues.
One said she did "a woeful job of lip-syncing her way through two mind-numbingly generic Britney Spears/Ashlee cast-offs", adding, "She looked like she hadn't even bothered to learn the songs properly."
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The son of Michael Jackson's former housekeeper may be called to testify against the King of Pop as the prosecution in his new child molestation trial builds a case against him.
According to reporters working for American news show Good Morning AMERICA, attorneys hoping to put Jackson behind bars have uncovered information suggesting the pop star was almost caught up in another child molestation case in 1993.
Back then, housekeeper BLANCA FRANCIA, who worked at Jackson's Neverland RANCH home in Santa Barbara, California, publicly claimed she'd seen Jackson bathing with boys.
Continue reading: More Problems For Jackson
Rocker Rod Stewart granted a fan's lifetime wish, by performing a duet with her live on American television this morning (17OCT03).
Registered nurse MOLLY, from Pennsylvania, entered TV show Good Morning AMERICA's DO A DUET WITH ROD STEWART competition, where fans sent in videotapes showing their devotion to the star.
The mother-of-three was whisked to New York by limousine yesterday (16OCT03) and given a full makeover.
Continue reading: Rod Stewart Makes Fan's Singing Dream Come True
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Country singer Brad Paisley is now a taken man.
The 30-year-old crooner, 30, married actress Kimberly Williams, 31, on Saturday (15MAR03) in Los Angeles. A reception was held the next day in Malibu, California, where Brad serenaded Kimberly with a "cute" but funny song that included a mention of putting the toilet seat down.
Kimberly's sister ASHELY WILLIAMS of American sitcom Good Morning, MIAMI, was her maid-of-honour, while Brad's WRAPPED AROUND co-writer KELLEY LOVELACE was the best man.
Continue reading: Brad Pasiley Weds
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