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Robin Williams To Play Dwight Eisenhower

Robin Williams is to play Dwight Eisenhower in new movie 'The Butler'.The actor will portray the former US President in director Lee Daniels' next film, based on the life story of Eugene Allen, who worked...

James Corden Shocked And Tearful At Tony Awards Win

No one seemed more surprised at James Corden's win at last night's Tony Awards than Corden himself (June 10, 2012). Nominated in the category entitled 'Best Performance By An Actor in a Leading Role In...

Tony Awards Open With The Book Of Mormon Skit

Sunday night's (10Jun12) Tony Awards ceremony began with a hilarious take on hit musical The Book Of Mormon as the show's stars knocked on the dressing room doors of theatre favourites like Ricky Martin, Matthew...

James Earl Jones Set For Career Award

James Earl Jones is to be honoured for his iconic career on the stage and screen as the recipient of the 2012 Marian Anderson Award.The veteran actor will be presented with the prestigious prize in...

Tony Award Nominations: Spider-man Left Out In The Cold

The main prizes at the 66th annual Tony Awards will be contested by the new musical 'Once' - a love story set in Ireland - and the play 'Nice Work If You Can Get It',...

Redgrave And Earl Jones Raise $22,000 For Theatre Charity

Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones have been applauded for helping to raise more than $22,000 (£13,750) for charity through their West End show Driving Miss Daisy.The acting legends have pulled in huge crowds and...

Oprah Winfrey Teary Eyed After Winning 'Oscar'

Oprah Winfrey broke down in tears after accepting an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (12th November 2011). The 57-year-old, who was nominated for an acting Oscar in 1986, received...

James Earl Jones 'Gobsmacked' By Oscar Honour

James Earl Jones was "gobsmacked" to receive an honorary Oscar on Saturday (12.11.11). The 80-year-old actor - who is best known as the voice of 'Star Wars' villain Darth Vader - revealed his delight at...

Redgrave Honoured For Acting Career

Acting legends Meryl Streep, Ralph Fiennes and James Earl Jones came together in London on Sunday (13Nov11) to honour Vanessa Redgrave for her lengthy career.Redgrave was feted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...

Jones Presented With Honorary Oscar

James Earl Jones was "deeply honoured and mighty grateful" after he was presented with a special Academy Award on Saturday (12Nov11).The veteran actor was the toast of Hollywood's third annual Governors Awards, although he appeared...

Academy Honours James Earl Jones For His Contribution To Film

James Earl Jones received an award in honour of his contribution to cinema and theatre last night (12 Nov 2011). Emotions were running high at the 3rd annual Governors Awards as the Academy of Motion...

Vanessa Redgrave To Receive Oscar Tribute

Vanessa Redgrave is to receive an Oscar tribute in London on Sunday (13.11.11). The British actress - who is currently starring in a theatre production of 'Driving Miss Daisy' in the West End - will...

Oprah Wins Academy's Humanitarian Award

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday that it will present its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award this year to Oprah Winfrey. It also selected James Earl Jones and makeup man Dick Smith...

Oprah Winfrey To Receive Honorary Oscar

Oprah Winfrey is set to receive an honorary Oscar.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the chat show host - who received an honorary degree in June from the University of the...

Jones And Redgrave Take Daisy To London

James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave are steering their hit Broadway play Driving Miss Daisy towards London.The duo took to the stage in New York for a revival of Alfred Uhry's award-winning play in October...

Jones Lands Theatre Award

Tony Award-winning actor James Earl Jones is set to receive a prestigious prize for his stage work from the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.The Star Wars legend will receive the organisation's coveted Monte Cristo Award at...

Aretha Franklin Books Birthday Broadway Tickets

Aretha Franklin is planning to celebrate her 69th birthday by watching 'Driving Miss Daisy' on Broadway,Aretha Franklin, the 'Queen of Soul', turns 69-years-old today (25th March 2011) and she is planning to celebrate by attending...

Aretha Franklin Getting Ready For Birthday Bash

Aretha Franklin is planning a huge star-studded bash to celebrate her 69th birthday tomorrow (25.03.11). The soul singer - who underwent surgery in December for an undisclosed complaint, rumoured to be pancreatic cancer - will...

Jones Staying On Broadway After Driving Miss Daisy

Veteran actor JAMES EARL JONES is doubling up on Broadway - he's already landed a new stage project before his stint in a revival of DRIVING MISS DAISY comes to an end.The Star Wars legend...

Jones Turns 80 With Driving Miss Daisy Party

Veteran actor JAMES EARL JONES celebrated his 80th birthday in style on Monday (17Jan11) - his DRIVING MISS DAISY co-stars threw a party to mark the milestone.The Star Wars legend is currently starring in the...

James Earl Jones Got $7,000 To Become Darth Vader's Voice

While according to Star Wars lore, James Earl Jones was paid only $9,000 in 1977 to provide the voice of Darth Vader in George Lucas's original film ( Star Wars A New Hope ) Jones...

Redgrave & Jones Continue Driving Miss Daisy Until April

Veteran stars VANESSA REDGRAVE and JAMES EARL JONES have turned DRIVING MISS DAISY into such a big Broadway hit, they've extended their stage run by a further 10 weeks.The Tony Award-winners were due to bow...

Jones Thought Sesame Street Would Be A Flop

Hollywood actor JAMES EARL JONES was convinced longrunning children's series SESAME STREET would be a big flop - because he feared the colourful puppets would be "too scary for kids".The Star Wars legend joined pal...

Jones Desperate For 'Hamburger Guy' Role In Coming To America

Veteran actor JAMES EARL JONES was envious of his COMING TO AMERICA co-star JOHN AMOS the entire time they were on set - because he desperately wanted to play "the hamburger guy" instead of portraying...

James Earl Jones Gets Morgan Freeman's Seal Of Approval

JAMES EARL JONES was given the seal of approval by MORGAN FREEMAN to star in a Broadway version of 'Driving Miss Daisy', reports the Associated Press. 73-year-old Freeman starred in the 1989 Oscar winning film...

The Force Won't Be With Him

David Prowse, the actor wearing the Darth Vader costume in the original Star Wars movies has disclosed that he has been barred from attending "official" Star Wars conventions, including the upcoming Celebration V. Prowse, who...

Redgrave & Jones To Take Driving Miss Daisy To Broadway

VANESSA REDGRAVE and JAMES EARL JONES are to team up onstage for the Broadway debut of DRIVING MISS DAISY.The Tony Award-winners will recreate roles played on the big screen by Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman...

Jones: 'I'll Never Retire'

Veteran star JAMES EARL JONES has vowed to "never retire" - because he can't get enough of acting.The 79 year old began his career in the 1950s, and has had a string of notable roles...

Washington Turned Down Fences

DENZEL WASHINGTON repeatedly turned down his upcoming role in Broadway's FENCES for years - because he was convinced he was too young to follow in the footsteps of JAMES EARL JONES.In April (10), Washington will...

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