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Douglas To Narrate Valenti's Memoirs

MICHAEL DOUGLAS has been chosen to narrate late movie industry mogul JACK VALENTI's memoirs, This Time, This Place, which features fond memories of the Douglas clan. Valenti was planning to narrate his own autobiography for...

Stars Come Out To Honour Valenti

KIRK DOUGLAS, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, CLINT EASTWOOD, MICHAEL DOUGLAS, CATHERINE ZETA-JONES and STEVEN SPIELBERG were among the mourners at former Motion Picture Association Of America (MPAA) President JACK VALENTI's funeral in Washington, D.C. yesterday (01May07). The...

Valenti Dies At 85

Film lobbyist JACK VALENTI has died. He was 85. The former US presidential advisor passed away at his home in Washington, D.C., yesterday (26Apr07) after suffering complications from a stroke last month (Mar07). Valenti, who...

Valenti Dies

LATEST: Film industry mogul JACK VALENTI has died just two days after he was released from a hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. The former Motion Picture Association Of America (MPAA) President, 85, left Johns Hopkins University...

Retired Mpaa President Valenti Suffers A Stroke

JACK VALENTI, the retired president of the Motion Picture Association Of America (MPAA), is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke. The 85-year-old movie industry heavyweight is said to be "under a doctor's care" and...

Valenti Presented With Star On Walk Of Fame

American movie chief JACK VALENTI has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in recognition of his trailblazing work in the US film industry. Valenti, 82, was accompanied by his friend...

Mpaa Boss To Quit

The man behind the MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA's controversial push to ban the handing out of 'screener' tapes has resigned. MPAA head JACK VALENTI, 82, who oversaw the creation of Hollywood's movie-ratings system...

Hollywood Enjoys Box-office Records

Hollywood's major studios are delighted with their record international $10.85 billion box office takings last year (03) - even though they've sold less tickets than 2002. Although Hollywood films have sold 5 per cent...

Awards Cancelled Following Screeners Ban

The LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION has cancelled its annual awards show in protest at the ban on sending DVDs and tapes of films to OSCAR voters. The awards, normally held in December...

Berry And Bacon Slam Screening Restrictions

HALLE BERRY and KEVIN BACON have spoken out against the new ban on sending special DVDs and videos to ACADEMY AWARD voters. Earlier this month (OCT3), JACK VALENTI, president of the MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION...

Actors Join Opposition To Screener Ban

Several Hollywood stars, including SEAN PENN, HOLLY HUNTER and WILLEM DAFOE, have joined the opposition to a ban on sending special DVDs and videos to ACADEMY AWARD voters. The WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA has...

Hollywood Urged To Stop Smoking

Attorneys general from 24 American states are begging the movie industry to cut down smoking on the big screen - because it encourages teens to take up the habit. Their concerns stem from a...

Hollywood Snubs War Promotion

Hollywood is refusing to help the administration of American President GEORGE W BUSH sell its stance on the US-led war in Iraq. The industry's top lobbyist JACK VALENTI insists Tinseltown will not go...

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