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Gore Vidal And His Partner Didn't Have Sex Together

13th January 2013

Playwright Gore Vidal enjoyed an open relationship with his partner of more than six decades, Howard Austen, and insisted on never having sex together in order to maintain their lasting relationship.The writer met Howard in...

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Claire Bloom Credits Gore Vidal With Pulling Her Out Of Depression

10th January 2013

Actress Claire Bloom has credited her writer pal Gore Vidal for pulling her out of a deep depression following her split from husband Hillard Elkins.The Clash of the Titans star wed film producer Elkins in...

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Gore Vidal Helped Susan Sarandon After She Became First-time Mum

9th January 2013

Writer Gore Vidal helped actress Susan Sarandon raise her daughter Eva Amurri Martino when she gave birth to the tot near his vacation home in Italy.Vidal and his partner Howard Austen were on holiday in...

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Gore Vidal Biography In The Works

25th August 2012

A biography about late playwright Gore Vidal is set to be released in 2015.The legendary author and playwright passed away at his Los Angeles home on 31 July (12) after suffering complications from pneumonia, aged...

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Stars Flock To New York Celebration Of Gore Vidal's Life

24th August 2012

Gore Vidal was remembered at a star-studded tribute in New York on Thursday night (23Aug12) in a celebration of his extraordinary life.Vidal passed away at his home in Los Angeles last month (Jul12) after suffering...

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The Things They Say 25854

3rd August 2012

"I'll never forget staying with Gore and (his boyfriend) at their glorious apartment in Rome the day that the first man landed on the moon." Joan Collins remembers late author Gore Vidal, who died on...

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Fascinating Fact 13857

2nd August 2012

The lights on Broadway will be dimmed on Friday night (03Aug12) in honour of celebrated playwright and author Gore Vidal. The literary icon died on Tuesday (31Jul12), aged 86. His hit political play The Best...

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Tributes Flood In For Writing Great Gore Vidal

2nd August 2012

Tributes to the writer Gore Vidal have been flooding in from the editorial and publishing world following the essayist, author and political commentator's passing away aged 86 on Tuesday (July 31st). Vidal was a man...

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Cybill Shepherd Grateful To Gore Vidal For Broadway Role

1st August 2012

Actress Cybill Shepherd has paid tribute to legendary author and playwright Gore Vidal, revealing he hand picked her to make her Broadway debut in the latest revival of The Best Man.The former TV star reveals...

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Celebrated Writer Gore Vidal Dies, Aged 86

1st August 2012

Gore Vidal has died. One of the most celebrated American writers of his generation passed away at the age of 86 at his home in the Hollywood Hills due to complications cause by pneumonia.The multi-talented...

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Kristin Davis Dedicates Broadway Performance To Gore Vidal

1st August 2012

Kristin Davis is dedicating her Wednesday (01Aug12) performance in Broadway hit The Best Man to writer Gore Vidal following his death on Tuesday (31Jul12).The celebrated author and playwright passed away at his home in Los...

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Legendary Author, Political Commentator And Essayist Gore Vidal Passes Away Aged 86

1st August 2012

One of the true greats of modern novel and essay writing, Gore Vidal, has sadly passed away in his home in Los Angeles, aged 86. Vidal was a throwback to the some of the great...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Gore Vidal

1st August 2012

Zachary Quinto, Rob Lowe and Jake Shears have led the tributes to Gore Vidal following his death on Tuesday (31Jul12).The celebrated author and playwright passed away at his home in Los Angeles after suffering complications...

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Gore Vidal Dead At 86

1st August 2012

Celebrated playwright and author Gore Vidal has died. He was 86.The writer passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday (31Jul12) after suffering complications of pneumonia, according to his nephew Burr Steers. Vidal...

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Cybill Shepherd Engaged To Serbian Psychologist

24th July 2012

Cybill Shepherd has become engaged for the third time, according to the New York Daily News. And she seems to have landed on her feet, as far as getting a fancy engagement ring goes. The...

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Scissor Sisters Surprised To Make Fourth Album

21st May 2012

Jake Shears thought Scissor Sisters would only make three albums.The 33-year-old singer - who is joined in the band by Ana Matronic, Babydaddy, Del Marquis and Randy Real - admits the New York-based group have...

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Forgetful Candice Bergen Wasn't Sure About Broadway Role

28th March 2012

Ageing actress Candice Bergen was hesitant about signing up to star in the new Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man because she feared she wouldn't be able to remember her lines after suffering...

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Vidal Urges Obama To Meet With Parsi Leaders In Iran

7th December 2010

Author, playwright and scholar GORE VIDAL has repeated his plea for PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA to meet with Parsi leaders in a Christmas letter to the U.S. leader.In the missive, released via movie website, the...

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Nicky Wire Blasts Current Music Scene

16th September 2010

Nicky Wire lies awake at night worrying about the future of rock n' roll.The Manic Street Preachers bassist has blasted the current music scene, claiming there are no longer any individual or iconic stars.He said:...

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Libel Victory For Channel 4 And Da Ali G Show

22nd April 2009

Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen has successfully defeated an $800,000 (550,000) libel lawsuit against his former programme Da Ali G Show.A female plaintiff, who sued as 'Jane Doe' claimed to have been physically, emotionally, and...

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Ewan Mcgregor To Take To The Skies In Amelia Biopic

27th May 2008

Ewan McGregor has signed on to join the cast of upcoming aviation biopic Amelia.The Scottish actor is star as Gene Vidal, father of author Gore Vidal, in Mira Nair's film about Amelia Earhart, the pioneering...

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Ali G Sued Over Tv Row

26th February 2007

Sacha Baron Cohen is being sued by a woman who says she was defamed on his Ali G show.The woman claims that he referred to her by name and called her his "bitch" during an...

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Baron Cohen Sued Over Ali G Sketch

26th February 2007

British comedian SACHA BARON COHEN is being sued by a woman who claims he called her by a "bitch" and a "minger" while performing as his ALI G character. Baron Cohen stands accused of defaming...

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Capote 'Was A Marvellous Liar'

16th October 2006

Writer TRUMAN CAPOTE was a prolific liar who lied about a lifelong friendship with JACKIE KENNEDY, according to a new book. In his second memoir, POINT TO POINT NAVIGATION, author and long-time foe GORE VIDAL...

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Brook Steals From Vidal

13th September 2006

Actress KELLY BROOK has confessed she stole a book from author GORE VIDAL's vacation home in Italy. The British star - engaged to actor BILLY ZANE - swiped a copy of Vidal's bestseller DULUTH, while...

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The Simpsons Plan Star Studded-season

24th July 2006

THE SIMPSONS is planning a star-studded 18th season by rounding up celebrities including NATALIE PORTMAN, KIEFER SUTHERLAND and THE WHITE STRIPES to voice character, often themselves, on the show. The premiere episode, THE MOOK, THE...

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Homer Attracts Literary Greats

18th December 2005

Inarticulate cartoon hero HOMER SIMPSON is to be joined by a host of celebrated authors tonight (18DEC05) in a special THE SIMPSONS episode poking fun at literary culture. The yellow slob will be graced...

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Ben-hur Was 'Closet Homosexual'

28th January 2005

CHARLTON HESTON's legendary movie alter-ego BEN-HUR has been exposed as a homosexual by one of the classic film's writers. American novelist GORE VIDAL wanted to romantically connect the Jewish prince and his boyhood...

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Vidal Praises Bisexual Alexander Depiction

25th November 2004

American novelist GORE VIDAL has risen to the defence of critically panned historical epic ALEXANDER, praising the "barrier-breaking" way it deals with bisexuality. The movie, which stars COLIN FARRELL as the Macedonian king, has...

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Mcdowell Still Appalled By Caligula

3rd February 2004

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE star MALCOLM McDOWELL is still appalled by the completed version of his controversial 1979 movie CALIGULA - because he didn't expect it to become an epic porn film. The British...

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