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Axl Rose Wants To Compose Movie Soundtracks

Axl, 54, has been extremely busy this year, fronting a reunited Guns N' Roses line-up and filling in for the indisposed Brian Johnson as the lead singer of AC DC. However the...

Kate Beckinsale: 'Love & Friendship Is Very Funny'

The British actress stars as young widow Lady Susan Vernon in Whit Stillman's adaptation of Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan, which is set in the 1790s. Lady Susan has come to Churchill, the estate of...

Kate Beckinsale And Chloe Sevigny For 'Love And Friendship'

Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny will star in 'Love & Friendship'.The 'Underworld' actress and the 'Boys Don't Cry' star will appear in the upcoming screen adaptation of Jane Austen's novella 'Lady Susan'. The movie -...

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Cast Taught Sword Skills

The cast of 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' spent several days learning how to use a sword for their roles in the film.The star-studded cast - which includes Suki Waterhouse - of the adaptation of...

Jack Huston To Play Wickham In Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

Jack Huston is to play Wickham in the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's 'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies'.The London-born actor - best known for his role as Richard Harrow on the popular HBO show 'Boardwalk Empire'...

Sienna Miller To Star As Lady Susan In Jane Austen Adaptation

British actress Sienna Miller is stepping back in time to star in a period comedy based on Jane Austen's novel Lady Susan.The Alfie star has been cast as the leading lady in Love And Friendship,...

Why Has Kelly Clarkson Been Forced To Give Up Jane Austen's Ring?

After a protracted disagreement and subsequent petition, the American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson has been forced to sell back a gold and turquoise ring once belonging to the celebrated British author Jane Austen. The singer...

Kelly Clarkson "Happy" To Lose Jane Austen's Ring

Kelly Clarkson will not be wearing Jane Austen's ring any time soon after the Jane Austen's House Museum successfully outbid her, ensuring the ring will remain in the UK.Kelly Clarkson has been outbid by the...

Kelly Clarkson To Sell Jane Austen Ring

Kelly Clarkson's bid to export a ring which once belonged to Jane Austen has been thwarted. The 'Since U Been Gone' hitmaker purchased the turquoise and gold band for £152,450 at auction in the UK...

Kelly Clarkson Loses Bid To Keep Jane Austen Ring

Pop star Kelly Clarkson has lost her fight to keep a ring once owned by British author Jane Austen.The singer bought the turquoise and gold treasure at auction last year (12) for around $228,675 (£152,450),...

Kelly Clarkson Could Lose Out On Jane Austen Ring

An anonymous donor has given £100,000 to stop Kelly Clarkson from buying a ring once owned by Jane Austen.The 'Mr. Know It All' singer - who is a self-confessed ''history nerd'' - could lose out...

Kelly Clarkson Forbidden To Take Jane Austen Ring Out Of The UK

What do Kelly Clarkson and Jane Austen have in common? The simple answer – a ring. The Tie It Up singer recently purchased a unique piece of jewellery, which had once belonged to the English...

Jane Austen's Ring Kept In UK - Despite Being Owned By Kelly Clarkson!

Jane Austen's ring was bought by Kelly Clarkson last year but it's still in the country! The turquoise and gold ring, once owned by Jane Austen, was bought by Clarkson last year at auction. She...

Culture Minister Fights To Keep Kelly Clarkson's Jane Austen Ring In Britain

British Culture Minister Ed Vaizey is appealing for British literature buffs to step forward and buy a ring once owned by writer Jane Austen, so singer Kelly Clarkson doesn't take the jewellery item out of...

Jane Austen To Front New English Note

Beloved British author Jane Austen is to feature on the new English £10 note.The woman behind literary classic Pride and Prejudice will replace naturalist Charles Darwin. The new look note is likely to hit...

Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy Statue Unveiled Emerging From Serpentine Lake

It will be the role for which he is forever remembered: Colin Firth's 1995 TV drama portrayal of the wealthy yet antisocial Mr. Darcy in the BBC's adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The...

Vincent Kartheiser To Play Mr. Darcy Onstage

Mad Men star Vincent Kartheiser is heading back to his native Minnesota to portray literary hero Mr. Darcy in a new stage production of Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice.The actor, who plays angry ad man...

Lily Collins To Star In Zombie Pride And Prejudice

Lily Collins is sinking her teeth into the zombie craze by reportedly taking on the lead role in a horror parody of Jane Austen classic Pride And Prejudice.Phil Collins' actress daughter has been tapped to...

Keira Knightley: I Love Joe Wright's Unconventional Directing

Keira Knightley loves working for Joe Wright because his directing style is always ''out of the norm''. The 27-year-old actress has been directed by the filmmaker in a number of movies including 'Atonement' and 'Anna...

Kelly Clarkson Banned From Taking 152k Ring Out Of UK

Kelly Clarkson has been banned from taking a £152,000 ring out of Britain. The singer successfully bid for the ring - which was once owned by revered romantic novelist Jane Austen - at a UK...

Kelly Clarkson Banned From Taking Jane Austen Ring Out Of Britain

Singer Kelly Clarkson has been banned from taking a $243,000 (£152,000) ring once owned by Jane Austen out of Britain after it was deemed a "national treasure".The Miss Independent hitmaker purchased the gold and turquoise...

Rachel Weisz Never Expected To Wed

Rachel Weisz never thought she would get married.The 42-year-old actress - who wed her 'Dream House' co-star Daniel Craig in June 2011 - admits she had never fantasised about her big day or wedding dress...

Jane Austen Ring Smashes Auction Estimate

A gold ring once owned by British author Jane Austen has sold at auction for more than five times its estimate.The Pride and Prejudice writer's simple piece of jewellery, which features an oval turquoise gemstone,...

Jane Austen Died Of Arsnic Poisoning, Claims Crime Writer

Jane Austen, the acclaimed British novelist whose oeuvre included 'Emma' and 'Pride and Prejudice', most likely died of arsenic poisoning in 1817, according to the crime writer Lindsay Ashford. The novelist's death has previously been...

Mia Wasikowska No Period Drama Fan

Mia Wasikowska doesn't like "melodramatic period dramas' - despite appearing in 'Jane Eyre'. The 'Alice in Wonderland' beauty plays the titular character in the forthcoming adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's novel about the lives of a...

Duchess Of Cambridge Is Related To Austen

Newlywed British royal Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge has discovered she's related to literary greatness - she and Jane Austen are distant cousins.A new study by family tree experts at Ancestry.com has uncovered the Duchess, who...

Emma Stone Wanted For Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

Emma Stone has been offered a part in 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'. The 'Easy A' actress - who recently completed filming on forthcoming Marvel comic prequel 'The Amazing Spider-Man' with Andrew Garfield - is...

Keira Knightley For Pride And Prejudice And Zombies?

Keira Knightley and Colin Firth could take on roles in 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'. The British stars have appeared in different adaptations of Jane Austen's classic novel 'Pride and Prejudice' and the director of...

Colin Firth's Wife Not Impressed By Sex Symbol Status

Colin Firth's wife thinks it's funny he's regarded as a sex symbol.The 'King's Speech' actor - who became a worldwide heartthrob when he played Mr. Darcy in 'Pride & Prejudice' in 1995 - says spouse...

Mcavoy To Play Mr. Darcy In Zombie Pride & Prejudice?

JAMES MCAVOY is reportedly set to star as Mr. Darcy in a new horror adaptation of JANE AUSTEN classic PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a new film based on Seth Grahame-Smith's book, adds...

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