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Burlesque Legend Blaze Starr Dies

The dancer, best known for inspiring Paul Newman's 1989 film Blaze, passed away on Monday (15Jun15) at her home in Wilsondale, West Virginia after suffering heart problems. She was born Fannie...

Richard Buckley To Present Tom Ford With Cfda Award

Richard Buckley will present Tom Ford with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award at the CFDA Fashion Awards tonight (02.06.14).The 66-year-old fashion journalist is scheduled to attend the event at the Lincoln Centre in Manhattan,...

The Olsen Twins Win Big At Cfda Awards

Its official, Mary-kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen are now fashion royalty. Years of trend setting and modelling the best clothes money can't afford have finally paid off as the twins were honoured for their work...

John Waters Hitchhiked Across America For New Book

Hairspray director John Waters has hitchhiked across America as part of a new book deal.The filmmaker kicked off his road trip in Baltimore, Maryland on 14 May (12), reaching San Francisco, California in just eight...

Josh Hutcherson Honoured At Glaads

Actor Josh Hutcherson was among the honourees at this years 23rd annual Media Awards for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The Hunger Games actor won the Vanguard Award, which honours those who strive...

John Waters Hoped Mike Kelley's Death Was A Fake

Filmmaker John Waters was in disbelief after learning of artist Mike Kelley's recent death, and assumed the tragic news was a macabre "art piece".The Hairspray director has been an avid collector of Kelley's work and...

Movie Reviews Piranha 3d

(Updated) Ordinarily a studio either decides to screen a horror film for the critics -- or, more usually, it does not. But The Weinstein Co. took a different tack with Piranha 3D it screened the...

Smith Lands Indie Filmmaker Honour

KEVIN SMITH is to follow in the footsteps of directors JOHN WATERS and GUY MADDIN - he will be handed the prestigious Filmmaker on the Edge Award at this year's (10) Provincetown Film Festival.Smith will...

Beth Ditto's 'Disgusting' Icons

Beth Ditto looks for the "disgusting in life".Gossip singer insists she has no problems with her self image because she has gradually placed fewer and fewer expectations on other people and chooses her icons carefully.She...

Waters' Kids Movie Scrapped

HAIRSPRAY creator JOHN WATERS has been forced to scrap plans for a new children's movie - after studios rejected it. The filmmaker, nicknamed the Pope of Trash, last year (08) announced his plans to make...

Waters Sued Over Christmas Song

Director JOHN WATERS is facing legal action after a Grammy-winning songwriter accused him of hijacking a Christmas carol. Theodore 'Teddy' Vann alleges Waters added his jingle Santa Claus is a Black Man to a holiday...

Waters Gets To Work On Hairspray Sequel

Movie musical HAIRSPRAY is heading back to the big screen - creator JOHN WATERS has signed a deal to write a sequel. The 1980s hit was brought back to life last year (07) with John...

Cry Baby Closes On Broadway

JOHN WATERS' Broadway musical CRY-BABY is closing in New York, just a week after flopping at the Tony Awards. The show, based on the 1990 Johnny Depp-starring movie, was performed just 68 times in the...

Waters Confesses Chipmunk Fantasy

Cult director JOHN WATERS has a sexual obsession with animated children's hit ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS. The openly-gay Hairspray director confesses the bizarre fantasy, and reveals a talented fan has even helped him live it...

Hairspray Best New Musical At Laurence Olivier Awards

Hairspray was the big winner at last night's Laurence Olivier awards after claiming victories in four of the 11 categories it was nominated in.Callow actress Leanne Jones was named best actress in a musical for...

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Hairspray On Ice?

HAIRSPRAY creator JOHN WATERS has been offered the chance to turn the hit movie and musical into a ice show spectacular. Waters wrote and directed the 1988 movie which has since spawned a 2007 remake...

Cry-baby Will Have Them Weeping On Broadway

CRY-BABY is to follow quirky moviemaker JOHN WATERS' HAIRSPRAY to Broadway. The 1990 film, starring Johnny Depp, was turned into a stage musical last year (07), when it debuted in California. Like Waters' other camp...

Waters Celebrates Christmas With Annual Baltimore Party

Cult director JOHN WATERS throws a diverse Christmas party every year - regular guests include the Governor Of Maryland and the actor who played the singing anus in his 1972 film PINK FLAMINGOS. Filmmaker Waters...

Movie Reviews: Enchanted

Critics are clearly enchanted with Disney's Enchanted, about an animated princess who is banished by an animated wicked queen to live a real-life existence in New York. "What results is a heart-winning musical comedy that...

Waters: 'Travolta Kissed Me'

Actor JOHN TRAVOLTA liked to kiss the actors on the set of HAIRSPRAY, according to filmmaker JOHN WATERS. Waters, who penned the original 1988 film, says Travolta often greeted him with a lip lock during...

Movie Reviews: Hairspray

Hairspray, a remake of the 1988 John Waters film that starred a man (the late Divine) in drag, may not be as groundbreaking as the original, but it certainly is creating as much of a...

Gays In Feud Over Travolta's Hairspray Appearance

John Waters, director of the original Hairspray movie and a producer of the upcoming remake, has come to the defense of John Travolta, who plays a woman, Edna Turnblad, in the new film. The decision...

Cry Baby Brings Waters Back To Broadway

Oddball US filmmaker JOHN WATERS has been crowned the new king of Broadway - a second musical based on one of his zany films is set to hit the stage. After his Hairspray became a...

Divine Was On The Verge Of Tv History When He Died

Larger-than-life movie icon DIVINE was a day away from making US TV history when he died from a heart attack in 1988. The actor/singer, real name HARRIS MILSTEAD, was set to become primetime TV's first...

Waters Tv Show Promoted With Comic Book

Quirky moviemaker JOHN WATERS' new TV series 'TIL DEATH DO US PART is being promoted by a comic book. The programme, in which Waters plays THE GROOM REAPER, looks back at marriages that ended with...

Ditto Blasts 'Soul-sucking' Scissor Sisters Tour

Rock star BETH DITTO has slammed New York band SCISSOR SISTERS, describing supporting them on their recent tour as a "soul-sucking experience". Ditto's band THE GOSSIP supported the I DON'T FEEL LIKE DANCIN' hitmakers on...

Federline Finds An Ally In Waters

KEVIN FEDERLINE has found an unlikely fan in the form of camp film icon JOHN WATERS. BRITNEY SPEARS' much maligned ex is the self proclaimed 'most hated man in America' - but he has at...

Costume Designer Van Smith Dies

VAN SMITH, who created the costumes and makeup for the films of JOHN WATERS, has died. He was 61. Smith died Tuesday (05DEC06) at his home in Marianna, Florida of a heart attack. He became...

Stiller And Waters Return For Hairspray

Former SEINFELD star JERRY STILLER has been added to the cast of movie remake HAIRSPRAY alongside director JOHN WATERS, who created the cult film. Stiller played WILBUR TURNBLAD in the original 1988 film, but will...

Hairspray Says Goodbye To Baltimore

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...

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