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Angelina Jolie To Make Catherine The Great Film

The actress/director has optioned Catherine The Great and Potemkin: The Imperial Love Affair by Simon Sebag Montefiore about the empress' marriage to Russian nobleman and military leader Grigory Potemkin. Montefiore tells Britain's...

Marlene Dietrich's Grandson Defends Auction

Marlene Dietrich's grandson has defended the family's decision to sell off the movie legend's belongings at an upcoming auction, insisting the items were simply "gathering dust" in storage.A number of the Hollywood actress' grandchildren, including...

Marlene Dietrich's Grandchildren Auctioning Off Possessions

A collection of Marlene Dietrich's belongings is set to go on sale later this month (Mar14).The Shanghai Express legend's three grandchildren are auctioning off more than 250 items which once belonged to the screen siren...

Burt Bacharach: 'Marlene Dietrich Disapproved Of My Marriage To Dickinson'

Movie legend Marlene Dietrich was so heartbroken and angry when songwriter Burt Bacharach wed Angie Dickinson, she created voodoo dolls in the actress' likeness and stuck pins into them.In his memoirs Anyone Who Had a...

Christian Louboutin's Empowering Heels

Christian Louboutin believes women wear high heels because they are empowering.The shoe designer - renowned for his use of a bright red under-sole on all of his footwear - says men and women have different...

Theron Stars With Silver Screen Legends In Dior Ad

Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and Marlene Dietrich have been revived on film for Charlize Theron's latest Christian Dior perfume campaign.Effects wizards have used Cgi technology to splice the silver screen stars into a scene with...

Jerry Hall Banned From Wearing Mini-skirts

Jerry Hall has been banned from wearing mini-skirts by her daughter.The 54-year-old former supermodel says she has stopped donning clothes that are deemed too young for her as 18-year-old Georgia May gets embarrassed by them.She...

Paltrow To Play Dietrich

GWYNETH PALTROW is set to embrace the golden age of Hollywood in her next movie - the star has reportedly signed up to play screen legend MARLENE DIETRICH.The Iron Man star has been linked to...

Dietrich Lands First Star On Berlin Walk Of Fame

Hollywood icon MARLENE DIETRICH will be honoured posthumously in her native Berlin when she becomes the first person to land a star on Germany's new Walk of Fame.The actress became a U.S. citizen after moving...

Dietrich's Letters Sell For $4,200

A collection of letters written by film legend MARLENE DIETRICH have sold for $4,200 (£2,800) at a German auction house.Berlin's J.A. Stargardt auction house sold 130 letters, penned by the German-American actress to late Swedish...

Dietrich Theatre Threatened With Closure

The theatre where MARLENE DIETRICH made her stage debut faces closure unless local officials agree to a desperate plea for cash. The Friedrichstadtpalast, in Berlin, Germany currently depends on $8.7 million (GBP4.8 million) a year...

Dietrich's Fury At Dunaway Revealed In Letter

A re-discovered letter from MARLENE DIETRICH exposes the Hollywood star's hidden fury at FAYE DUNAWAY - for her "shameful" portrayal of movie great JOAN CRAWFORD. The angry missive, written more than 25 years ago,...

Sinatra Piano Auctioned As Hotel Sells History

A piano once used by FRANK SINATRA and a dancefloor embraced by MARLENE DIETRICH is to be auctioned off by a London hotel. The Savoy Hotel will also selling a bed once used by Humphrey...

Hemingway/dietrich Letters Go On Show

Love letters sent between pen pals MARLENE DIETRICH and author ERNEST HEMINGWAY have gone public for the first time, suggesting the long-distance lovers were smitten with each other. Movie legend Dietrich's daughter MARIA RIVA donated...

Dietrich's Daughter: 'Paltrow Is Too Thin To Play My Mother'

The daughter of screen legend MARLENE DIETRICH has slammed GWYNETH PALTROW for accepting the role of her mother in a forthcoming movie - insisting the star is "too thin". MARIA RIVA believes the SLIDING DOORS...

Dietrich's Solo Saucy Audience

Silver screen idol MARLENE DIETRICH was so poor towards the end of her life, she allegedly accepted money to sing to an obsessed fan over the phone - while he performed an act of self-gratification....

Dietrich Earring Found In Lake After 73 Years

An earring lost by legendary movie star MARLENE DIETRICH at an English coastal resort in 1934 has been found after a lake was drained. Dietrich, who died in 1992, visited Blackpool to ride its then-new...

Townshend's Rant Against Old Rockers

THE WHO legend PETE TOWNSHEND has slammed ageing rockers - including himself - for continuing to tour into their fifties and sixties. The MY GENERATION star, 61, has lashed out at BOB DYLAN and THE...

Biography Reveals Stewart 'Presumed Gay'

One of Hollywood's most notorious womanisers, JAMES STEWART, was presumed gay by movie bosses because he was initially so shy with girls. A new biography of the IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE star reveals the young...

Dietrich's Grandson Delves Into Gabin Friendship

MARLENE DIETRICH's grandson is delving into the late Hollywood icon's relationship with French actor JEAN GABIN for his latest script. MICHAEL RIVA, who has worked as a production designer on a string of films, including...

Dietrich Poetry Discovered

Poems written by late screen goddess MARLENE DIETRICH during the final years of her life have been discovered by her only child MARIA RIVA. Dietrich, who died aged 90 in 1992, famously ended her...

Sex-shy Dietrich Had Split Personality

Screen siren MARLENE DIETRICH could never match her sultry film roles with real life - she hated sex and was often distant with men, according to her daughter. Although famed for her glamourous looks...

German Star Werner Dies

German actress/singer ILSE WERNER has died in her sleep after a long battle against pneumonia. She was 84. The star of the silver screen, famed for her quirky talent for whistling, passed away last...

Paltrow Waiting For Dietrich Script

Hollywood star GWYNETH PALTROW is waiting for the finished script of a planned MARLENE DIETRICH biopic to arrive before she researches the part. The SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE beauty is so enthused about starring as...

Paltrow Gets Mother's Remorse After Dietrich Decision

LATEST: GWYNETH PALTROW has regrets about signing up to play screen legend MARLENE DIETRICH in an upcoming biopic - because she'd much rather stay at home and raise her daughter APPLE. Last month (MAY04),...

Paltrow Takes On Dietrich

Hollywood actress GWYNETH PALTROW is planning to produce and star in a new film about saucy pre-war beauty MARLENE DIETRICH. The SYLVIA star has delighted Dietrich's daughter MARIA RIVA who wrote the memoir, MARLENE...

Pfeiffer Takes On Christie Classic

MICHELLE PFEIFFER is joining forces with husband DAVID E KELLEY in a version of AGATHA CHRISTIE's WITNESS FOR THE PROTECTION. The OSCAR-nominated actress, 45, will take on the role of CHRISTINE HELM VOLE in...

Sinatra Too Big For His Pants

Legendary crooner FRANK SINATRA's penis was so large he had to buy custom-made underwear - according to his valet. The MY WAY singer, who dated a string of beauties including AVA GARDNER, MIA FARROW,...

Marley's Hair-raising Auction

A dreadlock of hair from reggae legend BOB MARLEY will be sold tomorrow (30APR03) in a star-studded auction of pop memorabilia in London. The 4-inch (10-centimetre) rasta plait is expected to fetch around $1,500...

Hemingway Letters To Dietrich Donated

A collection of intimate letters written by ERNEST HEMINGWAY to legendary actress MARLENE DIETRICH have been donated to America's JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY AND MUSEUM. The collection includes 30 letters, telegrams and a...

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