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Mel Brooks Slams "Stupidly Politically Correct" Movie Landscape

There's no denying the incredible cultural impact Mel Brooks has had on the world, with his major comedy flicks proving that when there are no boundaries when it comes to being funny, things can get...

Mel Brooks Used Handkerchiefs To Stop Young Frankenstein Crew Laughs

Mel Brooks bought 100 handkerchiefs for the crew on 'Young Frankenstein' to stop them laughing.The 91-year-old actor and filmmaker helmed the 1974 Gene Wilder movie - which is a parody of the classic horror film...

Mel Brooks Confirms Talks For Spaceballs Sequel

Mel Brooks has confirmed he is in talks to make a 'Spaceballs' sequel.The 90-year-old filmmaker - who is best known for his comedy hits such as 'The Producers' and 'Blazing Saddles' - has revealed he...

A Tribute To Some Of Mel Brooks' Greatest Comedies

Mel Brooks is without doubt one of the most esteemed comedy filmmakers that ever lived, which is why he well deserved his lifetime achievement award at the 2017 BAFTAs. For his contributions to cinema, he...

Mel Brooks: 'I Don't Think Donald Trump's Dangerous'

The Blazing Saddles director was honoured with the BAFTA Fellowship Award by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts at London's Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night (12Feb17). The 90-year-old...

Mel Brooks To Receive Bafta Fellowship

Mel Brooks is to be honoured with the BAFTA Fellowship at the ceremony on Sunday night (12.02.17).The 90-year-old comedy filmmaker is to receive the prestigious honour in recognition of his ''outstanding and exceptional contribution to...

Mel Brooks To Receive Bafta Fellowship

The Producers writer/director has been selected by officials at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in recognition of his outstanding and exceptional contribution to film and television. "I am not...

Mel Brooks Leads Tributes To Veteran Actor John Hurt

The British star passed away on Friday (27Jan17) at the age of 77 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Hurt, well-known for playing Kane in Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller Alien, earned two Oscar nominations during...

Hamilton Musical To Operate Paperless Ticket Policy In London

The Tony Award winning musical, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is transferring to London’s West End in November (17), playing at the Victoria Palace Theatre, part of Delfont MACkintosh Theatres.Delfont MACkintosh has confirmed the show will...

Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein Coming To The UK

Mel Brooks' 'Young Frankenstein' stage show is coming to the UK.The 90-year-old American filmmaker-and-actor has made adjustments to the production that ran on Broadway cutting some songs and dropping some jokes that fell flat on...

Gender Swap Comedy Sam Is Perfect Film For Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner should watch new gender swap comedy movie 'Sam' because she'll be able to relate to it, according to its director. Nick Brooks - son of comedy legend Mel Brooks - is making his...

Diane Keaton To Receive Afi Honour

Diane Keaton will receive the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award next year.The 70-year-old actress - who received an Oscar for her role in 'Annie Hall' and was nominated for her work on 'Marvin's Room',...

Mel Brooks Honoured With National Medal Of Arts

The stars were announced as part of the class of 2016 earlier this month (Sep16), and they were presented with their special accolades during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C....

Mel Brooks And Morgan Freeman Named National Medal Of Arts Recipients

The comedian and Oscar-winner will be honoured at the White House in Washington, D.C. by U.S. President Barack Obama, who will hand out the medals for the last time before he leaves office...

Mel Brooks: 'Gene Wilder's Death Is Still A Big Shock'

Wilder died on Sunday (28Aug16), aged 83, due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. The screen legend had kept his illness a secret from fans until his passing, but Brooks admits he had...

Tributes Pour In For Gene Wilder Who Has Died Aged 83

Tributes have poured in for actor and writer Gene Wilder who has died aged 83. Wilder’s death was announced by his family on Monday, who revealed he had been secretly battling Alzheimer’s for three years....

Mel Brooks Leads Tributes To Gene Wilder

The Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory star's nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, has confirmed the actor passed away at his home in Stamford, Connecticut earlier this month (Aug16) due to complications from Alzheimer's disease....

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...

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