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Jessica Lange Exiting American Horror Story

The King Kong star, 65, has announced she will not be checking into the upcoming American Horror Story: Hotel, the fifth season of Glee creator Ryan Murphy's anthology series. Breaking the news...

Is 'Pacific Rim 2' Really A Good Idea?

With a slew of epic monster movies hitting cinema screens in recent years it seems there is a genuine renaissance in the sub-genre of disaster movie that bestowed upon the world the likes of Godzilla...

King Kong To Take A Bow At Australia's Helpmann Awards

A new stage musical version of King Kong looks set to dominate Australia's Helpmann Awards after landing a special achievement honour and a slew of design nominations ahead of the upcoming theatre prizegiving.The big budget...

Guy Garvey To Write Music For King Kong Musical

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey is heading to New York to write the music for a new King Kong stage show.The British rocker has been hired to help create a new Broadway musical based on the...

Jack Black To Play Dragon In Son's Film

Funnyman Jack Black's five-year-old son has caught the filmmaking bug from dad - he has presented the King Kong star with a movie project he wants to make.Black was stunned when little Sammy handed him...

Andy Serkis Defends Apes Role

Andy Serkis has defended his decision to play another motion-capture primate on the big screen, insisting his roles in King Kong and Planet Of The Apes are very different.The British actor has found fame with...

Broadway King Kong Musical In The Works

KING KONG will soon be terrorising New Yorkers on Broadway - plans are afoot to turn the monstrous creature into a stage musical.Producers at Australian company Global Creatures are working on taking their show, featuring...

Serkis To Monkey Around Again In Planet Of The Apes Prequel

KING KONG star ANDY SERKIS will don a monkey suit again to play a primate in PLANET OF THE APES prequel RISE OF THE APES.The Lord of the Rings star, who inspired the big ape...

King Kong Ship To Be Sunk

A rusting ship featured in PETER JACKSON's KING KONG movie is set to be sunk off the coast of New Zealand - after the company which owned the vessel went into liquidation.The director used the...

King Kong Model Snapped Up By Mystery Bidder

A scale model of movie ape KING KONG has sold at auction in London for $194,000 (£121,250) - $46,000 (£28,750) less than its estimate.The metal skeleton, which measures 22 inches (56 centimetres) tall and features...

King Kong To Roar Again At Universal

Bosses at Los Angeles movie landmark Universal Studios are to rebuild the KING KONG tourist attraction that was destroyed in a 2008 fire which briefly closed the themepark. The blaze claimed a handful of sets familiar...

Streep 'Too Ugly' For King Kong Role

MERYL STREEP was rejected for a role in 1976 movie KING KONG by film maker DINO DE LAURENTIS, who told her she was too ugly. The Oscar winner landed an audition with the veteran Italian...

Streep: 'De Laurentiis Called Me A Pig'

Movie mogul DINO DE LAURENTIIS was so appalled when a young MERYL STREEP was brought in to audition for him for KING KONG - he called her a "pig". The moviemaker/producer, who eventually picked Jessica...

Movie Classics Set To Be Made Into Super Theme Park

JURASSIC PARK and KING KONG are to be brought to the Middle East as part of the world's largest theme park playground. Entertainment giant Universal Studios has signed a deal to create a $2.2 billion...

Watts Signs Up For Animal School

Actress NAOMI WATTS is set to star in an adaptation of AMY SUTHERLAND's book KICKED, BITTEN AND SCRATCHED: LIFE AND LESSONS AT THE WORLD'S PREMIERE SCHOOL FOR EXOTIC ANIMAL TRAINERS. The book is based on...

Watts: '40-Year-old Actresses Rule Hollywood'

NAOMI WATTS has lavished praise on Hollywood for giving more roles to middle-aged actresses. The 38-year-old KING KONG star isn't worried about losing out on challenging parts as she gets older, because 39-year-old NICOLE KIDMAN...

Brad + Leo Recall First Cinema Trips

BRAD PITT and LEONARDO DiCAPRIO are among the Hollywood stars reminiscing about their first cinema experiences in a series of new film interviews shot by GWYNETH PALTROW's moviemaker brother JAKE. In THE FIRST ONES, sponsored...

Voice Actor Defends Jar Jar Binks

Voice actor AHMED BEST has defended his most famous creation JAR-JAR BINKS, insisting the staggeringly unpopular STAR WARS character is a "film pioneer". The fully computer generated character was heavily criticised by Star Wars fans...

Schreiber Admires Newman's Marriage

Actor LIEV SCHREIBER longs to have the same kind of marriage that PAUL NEWMAN has, after watching him interact with his wife JOANNE WOODWARD on a film set. Schreiber, who is currently dating KING KONG...

Watts Sent Director To Sleep

NAOMI WATTS is amazed she made it in Hollywood after once sending a director to sleep during an audition. The KING KONG star feared she'd blown it when she heard the unnamed filmmaker snoozing away....

Black And Piven Patch Things Up

LATEST: JACK BLACK and ENTOURAGE star JEREMY PIVEN have patched up their relationship after a miscommunication emerged when Black appeared on the HOWARD STERN radio show. The NACHO LIBRE star appeared on Stern's show last...

Black Convinced Piven Hates Him

JACK BLACK is convinced fellow actor JEREMY PIVEN is still holding a grudge against him for winning the role of a record store employee in HIGH FIDELITY. Black landed the role of BARRY in the...

Lynch Defends New Movie

TWIN PEAKS director DAVID LYNCH has defended his new movie's three hour running time, insisting, "This is the length that feels correct." INLAND EMPIRE has been blasted by film critics since its world premiere at...

Jackson Signs Deal With Microsoft

Film-maker PETER JACKSON has been signed up by computer giant Microsoft to create an Xbox game. The director - celebrated for his digital wizardry in giant ape film KING KONG - will produce a series...

Jackson Starts Own Video Game Studio

LATEST: LORD OF THE RINGS director PETER JACKSON and his screen writing partner FRAN WALSH have started a new video game studio called Wingnut Interactive. The pair have signed a long-term deal with Microsoft to...

Peter Jackson To Remake Dam Busters

LORD OF THE RINGS film-maker PETER JACKSON has signed to produce a remake of classic British war film THE DAM BUSTERS. CHRISTIAN RIVERS, who animated Jackson's last project KING KONG, will direct the film which...

Watts Daredevil Act

Actress NAOMI WATTS performed a daredevil stunt for a new magazine covershoot, posing perilously on the edge of New York City landmark the Chrysler building. The KING KONG star balanced on one of the iconic...

Black's 'Fatigue' Kills Graduation Dreams

Funnyman JACK BLACK's college aspirations were scuppered by his inability to stay awake in class. Despite his best intentions, the KING KONG star failed to graduate from college and blames his poor results on inexplicable...

Black Looks Ahead To Son's Teenage Rebellion

Movie star JACK BLACK is overjoyed at becoming a first-time father, but is already preparing for teenage rebellion and parental mishaps. Black's wife, musician TANYA HADEN, gave birth to the couple's first child SAMUEL last...

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