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Mel Brooks Feted With Bfi Fellowship

The Grammy, Emmy, Oscar, and Tony award winner was presented with the organisation's highest honour during a private dinner in London, paying tribute to his outstanding achievement in film and television. John...

Mel Brooks Receives British Film Institute's Highest Honour

Legend of comedy Mel Brooks was awarded the British Film Institute’s Highest Honour, the BFI Fellowship at a private London dinner on Friday evening, in front of guest including Terry Gilliam and Mike Leigh.Mel Brooks...

Mel Brooks Brings Fake Finger To Hollywood Hand And Footprint Ceremony

Funnyman Mel Brooks has left his mark on Hollywood Boulevard by adding a fake finger to his hand and footprint ceremony on Monday (08Sep14).The actor/director made no mention of his prank as he kneeled down...

Stars Remember Paul Mazursky At Memorial Service

Mel Brooks, Molly Ringwald and Richard Dreyfuss were among the stars who turned out to pay tribute to director Paul Mazursky at a memorial service in California on Friday (05Sep14).The Oscar-nominated moviemaker passed away on...

Little Rascals Not So Little Anymore: The Cast Recreate The Poster 20 Years On

They shot to fame and gained a momentous audience following in 1994 as a rag-tag group of troublesome kids in the American comedy Little Rascals. The little people that gave us so much joy in...

Stars Tweet Tributes To Late Director Paul Mazursky

A host of stars including Lena Dunham, Mel Brooks and Sandra Bernhard have spoken out to pay their respects to director Paul Mazursky following his death on Monday (30Jun14).The five-times Oscar nominated director passed away...

Mel Brooks: 'I Feared Blazing Saddles Would Lead To Race Riots'

Veteran filmmaker Mel Brooks feared his outrageous 1974 movie Blazing Saddles would drive him into hiding - because of the use of the N-word and his irreverent humour.The Young Frankenstein director imagined filmgoers rioting in...

Pioneer And Legend In Comedy Sid Caesar Saluted By Friends And Colleagues

Wednesday saw another tragedy in showbiz, with the death of comedian and TV pioneer Sid Caesar. He was 91. In the early years of his career, was the star and creator of Your Show of...

Sid Caesar's Comedy Pals Lead Tributes To Late Star

Sid Caesar's comedy co-horts Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks and Woody Allen are leading the tributes to the veteran funnyman following his death on Wednesday (12Feb14) at the age of 91.The Tv icon was the star...

Mr. Peabody In A Brand New Adventure For 2013, Cartoon To Big Screen [Trailer + Pictures]

It’s not easy being the world's smartest and most brilliant dog. In fact, it’s pretty darn difficult. Mr. Peabody is taking his endless adventure pallet onto the big screen, with a time-travelling yarn through ancient...

Comic Mel Brooks Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award From American Film Institute

Mel Brooks became the 41st recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award at Thursday (June 6) night's handing-out ceremony. Upon receiving award the director of such comic greats as Young Frankenstein and Blazing...

Mel Brooks Honoured In Hollywood

Martin Scorsese, Billy Crystal and David Lynch were among the stars who turned out in Hollywood on Thursday (06Jun13) to applaud the career of Mel Brooks as he was feted by the American Film Institute.The...

Mel Brooks To Receive Prestigious Afi Honour

Veteran funnyman Mel Brooks is to be honoured with the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.The Blazing Saddles director will receive the 41st honour from fellow legendary Hollywood moviemaker Martin Scorsese at a ceremony next...

#Funny: Twitter Launches Comedy Festival Featuring Mel Brooks

Twitter is spreading its wings into the world of comedy and launching its own comedy festival played out in just 140 characters and six-second videos. Twitter is teaming up with Comedy Central for the 'ComedyFest'...

Mel Brooks Was Run Over By A Car In His Youth

Actor Mel Brooks has credited his older brother with saving his life after he was run over by a limousine in his youth.The Blazing Saddles star was skating in the street near his home in...

Mel Brooks Begged Richard Pryor For 'N' Word Blessing

Comedy legend Mel Brooks had to call on Richard Pryor's help while making cult movie Blazing Saddles - because there were so many jokes surrounding the 'N' word.The moviemaker admits he was so worried about...

Mel Brooks Lands Lifetime Achievement Award

Comedy legend Mel Brooks has landed a lifetime achievement award from the board of the American Film Institute (Afi).The director and star of The Producers will accept the trophy at a gala dinner held in...

Simon Pegg Doesn't Like 3d

Simon Pegg is not a fan of 3D.The 'Shaun of the Dead' star doesn't like to see movies with computer imagery as he feels like it is an ''intrusion''.He said: ''I'm not a fan of...

David Lynch And Mel Brooks Pick Up Honorary Degrees

David Lynch thanked Mel Brooks for launching his career by hiring him to direct The Elephant Man as they both accepted honorary degrees from the American Film Institute (Afi) on Wednesday (13Jun12).The filmmakers donned traditional...

David Lynch And Mel Brooks To Receive Honorary Afi Degrees

Filmmakers David Lynch and Mel Brooks are set to be handed honorary degrees from the American Film Institute (Afi) in recognition of their lengthy careers.Both men will receive doctorates of fine arts degrees for "contribution...

Most-watched Show Sunday? 60 Minutes

With its hour-long tribute to Mike Wallace on Sunday, CBS's 60 Minutes easily became the most-watched show of the night, averaging 10.8 million viewers. The program featured Wallace interviewing such celebrities as Johnny Carson, Ronald...

Film Greats To Appear At Hollywood Festival

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) channel has lined up an all-star cast of Hollywood veterans to appear at its upcoming Classic Film Festival from April 22-25 and discuss their experiences making some of the most memorable...

Brooks Planning Blazing Saddles Musical

MEL BROOKS is hoping to follow the success of stage adaptations of movies YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and THE PRODUCERS by turning cult 1974 film BLAZING SADDLES into a new musical.The moviemaker has reportedly written two songs...

100-Year-old Oscar Winner Rainer To Make Rare Appearance

Luise Rainer, who won back-to-back best actress Oscars in 1936 and 1937 for The Great Zigfeld and The Good Earth but who has rarely made public appearances since then, has agreed to introduce a restored...

Colleagues Mourn Death Of Larry Gelbart

Tributes poured in over the weekend to Larry Gelbart, best known as the creator of the M*A*S*H* TV series, who died Friday of cancer at age 81. Many of them came from fellow writers on...

Movie Reviews Inglourious Basterds

There is something about Quentin Tarrantino's work that polarizes both his audiences in general and film critics in particular. Never was that fact more evident than it is with his latest film, Inglourious Basterds, in...

Brooks To Be Honoured By Academy

Moviemaker and funnyman MEL BROOKS is to be the subject of a star-studded tribute at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles later this month (24Jul09)The comedian, director, actor and writer,...

Movie Reviews The Reader

Stephen Daldry's The Reader was obviously intended as an Important Film, dealing as it does with the Germans' collective guilt over the Holocaust and coming as it does during Oscar-movie season. And virtually every critic...

Young Frankenstein To Close On Broadway

MEL BROOKS musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is the latest victim of falling ticket sales on Broadway - it will wave goodbye to New York in January (09). Brooks' adaptation of the 1974 movie he wrote with...

Brooks Wants Leachman For Young Frankenstein Musical

One day after Cloris Leachman was cast out of Dancing With the Stars , the New York Post is reporting that Mel Brooks wants to cast her in his stage version of Young Frankenstein. Brooks...

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