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John Wayne Day Rejected Over Actor's Racist Comments

The Oscar-winner made his name playing cowboys and heroic soldiers in classic Hollywood movies including The Alamo, True Grit and The Green Berets. But in a State Assembly vote legislators lined up to denounce the...

John Wayne's Daughter Attends Maureen O'hara's Funeral

The actress starred in a number of films with Wayne, most notably John Ford's The Quiet Man. She was buried next to her husband, Air Force Brigadier General Charles Blair, Jr., at...

Actor Gregg Palmer Dies At 88

Palmer passed away on Saturday (31Oct15) at the Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was a staple in both small and big screen Westerns, and appeared in six films alongside...

Frank Sinatra's Address Book Sold At Auction

Frank Sinatra's little black book has sold at auction for $8,960.The leather address book of the legendary singer - who died in 1998, aged 82 - read like a who's who of the showbiz world,...

Actor Ralph Taeger Dies

The 1960s TV star passed away at the Marshall Medical Center in Placerville, California on 11 March (15) following a long illness. Taeger rose to fame alongside James Coburn in gold rush...

John Wayne's Chaps Go Up For Auction

A pair of chaps worn by John Wayne in classic Western Red River is set to fetch more than $26,000 (£16,250) at auction.The brown leather leg protectors were sported by the veteran actor in his...

John Wayne's Son Receives Police Visit Over Domestic Dispute

The son of late movie icon John Wayne received a visit from police on Friday night (23Jan15) after becoming embroiled in a heated domestic dispute with his wife.Misha Anderson called the cops on actor Patrick...

Anita Ekberg, Star Of "La Dolce Vita" Dies Aged 83

Anita Ekberg, the actress who danced in the Fontana di Trevi in Federico Fellini’s film “La Dolce Vita,” has died at the age of 83. Ekberg had been hospitalized recently after a series of illnesses,...

Maureen O’Hara To Receive Honorary Oscar

It’s been a long time coming, but legendary actress Maureen O’Hara will finally receive her first Oscar today, at the academy’s Governors Awards ceremony. The 94 year old actress is being honoured for her lengthly...

David James Elliott To Star As John Wayne

Actor David James Elliott is set to take on the role of John Wayne in an upcoming Dalton Trumbo biopic.The former Jag star will portray the Hollywood Western icon in Trumbo, alongside Breaking Bad's Bryan...

John Wayne's Heirs Sue University Over "The Duke" Alcohol Products

The family of actor John Wayne is suing Duke University over the use of the actor's nickname, "The Duke," in a trademark for alcoholic drinks. John Wayne Enterprises, which is run by the Wayne family,...

John Wayne's Relatives Fighting For Duke Trademark For Bourbon Release

Relatives of movie icon John Wayne have filed suit against officials at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina as part of a trademark battle over the actor's nickname 'The Duke'.The two parties have been locked...

John Wayne's Cowboy Hat Fetches $37,000 At Auction

A cowboy hat worn by Hollywood actor John Wayne sold for $37,500 (£23,437) at an auction on Tuesday (29Apr14).The camel-coloured felt headwear was used by the legendary actor in six major Western movies from The...

Lana Del Rey Shoots Biblical Film

Lana Del Rey has taken on the role of Biblical character Eve in a bizarre new short film which brings Elvis Presley, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe and Jesus Christ together in the Garden of Eden.The...

Bruce Dern: 'Shooting John Wayne Killed My Career'

Veteran movie star Bruce Dern is convinced shooting John Wayne in the back in The Cowboys wrecked his film career because he became known as the man who killed The Duke.The 77 year old was...

Tommy Lee Jones To Write And Direct The Cowboys Remake

Actor Tommy Lee Jones is set to write and direct a remake of John Wayne's classic 1972 film The Cowboys.The Men In Black star will revamp the movie, based on a novel by William Dale...

John Wayne's Granddaughter To Tackle America's Amazing Race Tv Challenge

John Wayne's granddaughter and a descendant of legendary American frontiersman Daniel Boone are among the problem solvers who have signed up for the 22nd season of The Amazing Race.Jennifer Kuhle and Caroline Cutbirth, who are...

Russell Brand Bought A Gun

Russell Brand has bought a gun.The 'Rock of Ages' actor purchased the firearms after relocating from the United Kingdom to Los Angeles, California.He ignored pleas from his mother Barbara not to get the pistol because...

Ann Rutherford Dies

'Gone With the Wind' actress Ann Rutherford has died. The Canadian star died at her home in Beverly Hills, California, last night (11.06.12) aged 94.Ann's close friend and fellow actress, Anne Jeffreys, said she had...

Ann Rutherford Dies

'Gone With the Wind' actress Ann Rutherford has died. The Canadian star died at her home in Beverly Hills, California, last night (11.06.12) aged 94.Ann's close friend and fellow actress, Anne Jeffreys, said she had...

John Wayne's Eyepatch Up For Auction

John Wayne's famous True Grit eyepatch is expected to fetch more than $35,000 (£21,000) at an upcoming auction.The cowboy icon wore the iconic patch as Rooster Cogburn in the classic 1969 Western, and again in...

Michael Jackson Honored By Prince, Paris And Blanket

Michael Jackson's children Prince, 14, Paris, 13 and Blanket, 9, paid tribute to their father by imprinting his hand and footmarks outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday (26 January 2012). The trio...

John Wayne Urged Steven Spielberg Not To Make War Comedy

Movie legend John Wayne urged Steven Spielberg to abandon his World War II comedy 1941 - because he felt it was disrespectful to U.S. troops.The True Grit star was initially interested in a cameo role...

John Wayne's Golden Globe Snapped Up At Auction

The Golden Globe award Hollywood icon John Wayne won for the original True Grit has been sold at auction for $143,400 (£89,625).The Best Actor honour was put under the hammer by the actor's youngest son,...

John Wayne's Son Selling Off Movie Icon's Treasures At Auction

Hollywood icon John Wayne's youngest son has teamed up with auction company Heritage to offload a treasure chest of the famous movie cowboy's memorabilia.Ethan Wayne, who heads up John Wayne Enterprises in California, is planning...

Tom Petty Bans Bachmann From Using 'American Girl'

Tom Petty, the multi-award winning singer-songwriter, has banned 'Tea Party' politician Michele Bachmann from using his track 'American Girl' at her rallies, reports Rolling Stone. Tom Petty was said be incensed at the Minnesota congresswoman's...

John Wayne Speech Was Correct Says Michele Bachmann

John Wayne, the legendary western actor, was mentioned in a speech given by the potential presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Monday (27th June 2011), but commentators were quick to question the historical accuracy of her...

John Wayne Gacy Gaffe Starts Michele Bachmann Campaign

John Wayne, the iconic western actor who starred in over 100 movies, was the subject of a comical gaffe by presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann on Monday (27th June 2011). The Tea Party favourite who became...

Glen Campbell To Retire Following Alzheimers Diagnosis

Glen Campbell, the US country singer-songwriter, will officially retire from the music industry later this year after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Campbell will draw the curtain on his 50-year career with one final record...

Producers Kept Wayne's Cowboy Roots A Secret From Film Cast

The producers and director of new sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens kept star Brendan Wayne's famous family ties from the rest of the cast and crew for fear of turning John Wayne's grandson into a...

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