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Lynch To Take Over Afi Festival

25th August 2010

DAVID LYNCH has been handed the ultimate honour by the American Film Institute - the director has been named as Guest Artistic Director of the upcoming AFI Fest.The Mulholland Drive moviemaker has been named the...

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Female Directors Lead Afi Awards

29th July 2010

Female directors look set to dominate this year's (10) Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards - a record number of women have scored nominations for the coveted best film prize.Eight of the 19 movies in contention...

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Cablevision No Longer Just A New York Cable Operator

14th June 2010

Cablevision, the cable operator that has until now focused its attention on the New York City area, is venturing far afield, agreeing to buy Bresnan Communications, a cable company that operates in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming...

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Thai Film Wins Cannes' Palme D'or Award

24th May 2010

The beleaguered populace of Thailand, wracked by political turmoil and violence and chaos in the streets for the past month, finally got some news to cheer about Sunday. A film by celebrated Thai director Apichatpong...

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Robert De Niro Treads Dark Fields

5th March 2010

Robert De Niro has signed up to star in 'Dark Fields'.The 'Righteous Kill' actor will appear opposite 'The Hangover' star Bradley Cooper in the new thriller, which is being directed by 'The Illusionist' filmmaker Neil...

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Australian Actress Maughan Dies

8th January 2010

Australian actress MONICA MAUGHAN has died.The star passed away in Melbourne, Australia on Friday (08Jan10). The cause of death was not known as WENN went to press. Maughan was believed to have been 71...

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Hurt Locker, Hangover & Up In The Air Lead Afi Top Films Of 2009

14th December 2009

THE HURT LOCKER, THE HANGOVER and GEORGE CLOONEY's new movie UP IN THE AIR have been named among the American Film Institute's 10 best films of 2009.Also making the list is Sugar, Up, A Single...

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Few Gains For Female And Minority Tv Writers

19th November 2009

Female and minority television writers have made few gains in recent years, and, for black writers, the shutdown of UPN, which had aired numerous comedy shows targeting the Afican-American audience, has resulted in about a...

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Iatse May Boyclott American Film Institute

2nd November 2009

IATSE, the movie industry's principal technical union, is taking on the august American Film Institute and threatening to boycott its activities because of what the union claims is the AFI's "outrageous anti-union activities." In a...

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Birthday Surprise Paris Hilton

20th October 2009

Paris Hilton jumped out of a cake at her boyfriend's birthday party.The blonde socialite threw the surprise party for Doug Reinhardt at her Beverly Hills mansion on Saturday (17.10.09) and wore a sexy hot pink...

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Michael Jackson Fan To Dance For Icon

13th October 2009

Michael Jackson fans can compete for the chance to dance in front of his family.New TV show 'Move Like Michael Jackson' will start filming in the UK later this month and contestants will battle it...

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'Ice Man' Mickey Rourke

23rd September 2009

Mickey Rourke has signed up to star in 'The Ice Man'.The Hollywood actor will play real-life hitman Richard 'Iceman' Kuklinski in the movie and believes it will be his defining role, like boxing movie 'Raging...

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Rush Honoured With Film Award

3rd August 2009

Actor GEOFFREY RUSH was honoured for his contribution to the Australian film industry on Saturday night (01Aug09) at a ceremony in Melbourne.The Pirates Of The Caribbean star received the Raymond Longford Award, named after the...

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Hugh Hefner Sued For 3 Billion

10th July 2009

Hugh Hefner is being sued for $3 billion by a woman claiming she is the reincarnation of "Venus Aphrodite Demilio".Sheri Allred - who also says she is possessed by "the most beautifulest angel lusefer (sic)"...

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Michael Jackson Pal 'Is Blanket's Father'

30th June 2009

A friend of Michael Jackson has claimed he is the real father of the singer's youngest child.Al Malnik - a restaurateur with alleged Mafia links - insists he is the biological parent of seven-year-old Prince...

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Edie Falco's Barking Babies

22nd May 2009

Edie Falco's dog inspired her to adopt.The former 'Sopranos' star - who raises four-year-old adopted son Anderson and adopted daughter Macy, one, alone - decided to give two children a home after becoming attached to...

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Confusion Over Deschanel 'Engagements'

30th December 2008

Actress ZOOEY DESCHANEL can take her pick of two suitors - she has reportedly received marriage proposals from rockers BEN GIBBARD and HUNTER BURGAN. The Yes Man star, 28, agreed to wed Burgan, a bass...

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Slumdog Millionaire Gets Afi Nod

30th December 2008

DANNY BOYLE's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE has been given a major movie nod - after a prestigious awards board named it one of the most significant films of the year (08). The drama was honoured by The...

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Ultimate Christmas Movies...Hits + Misses

22nd December 2008

What do a speaking snowman, a suicidal father, a Terminating toy-hunter and a Ghostbuster all have in common? They've all played their parts in creating the best and worst Christmas movies ever made. Yes, it's...

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Dark Knight And Benjamin Button Named In Afi Top Ten

15th December 2008

The American Film Institute (AFI) has included box office hits and critics' favourites in its annual list of the top ten films of the year.Comic book films The Dark Knight and Iron Man are included,...

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Wall-e Wins Another Award

15th December 2008

Animated film WALL-E has been given another major movie nod - it's been named one of the best movies of the year (08) by a prestigious film awards board. The futuristic film, about a robot...

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Ledger's Posthumous Acting Honour At Aussie Prizegiving

7th December 2008

HEATH LEDGER was posthumously honoured by the Australian Film Institute (AFI) on Saturday (06Dec08) when the tragic star was awarded the international prize for best actor for his role as THE JOKER in BATMAN movie...

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Michael Douglas To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

6th October 2008

Hollywood star MICHAEL DOUGLAS is to be honoured with the American Film Institute (AFI)'s lifetime achievement award next summer (09) - 18 years after his actor father KIRK DOUGLAS was presented with the same accolade....

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Afi Picks Top Films By Genre

18th June 2008

The American Film Institute has selected the top ten films in 10 classic genres, featuring them Tuesday night in a three-hour special that aired on CBS. (AFI launched a website today at www.afi.com that features...

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Beatty Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

13th June 2008

Veteran actor WARREN BEATTY has been honoured with a lifetime achievement accolade at the annual American Film Institute awards. Stars including Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton and Beatty's wife Annette Bening watched as the...

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Mccartney And Morrissey In The Running For Sexiest Vegetarian Title

19th May 2008

Animal lovers SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and MORRISSEY are competing to win the 2008 World's Sexiest Vegetarian Award. Russell Lissack of Bloc Party, Igor Volk of New Young Pony Club, Alison Mosshart of British rockers The...

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Fascinating Fact 5318

15th May 2008

DURAN DURAN's concert in Las Vegas on Friday (09May08) was a star-studded affair - THE KILLERS star BRANDON FLOWERS and DAVE KEUNING joined the pop supergroup onstage for an encore of their PLANET EARTH hit,...

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Noise Wins Top Prize At Afca Awards

23rd January 2008

Police thriller NOISE has been hailed as the best Australian film of 2007 by the Australian Film Critics Association (AFCA) at the organisation's inaugural awards ceremony. The gritty movie, directed by Matthew Saville, stars actor...

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Afi Announce Top 10 Films Of 2007

17th December 2007

The American Film Institute has named INTO THE WILD, MICHAEL CLAYTON and KNOCKED UP as among the top 10 films of 2007. The annual list - which is in no particular order - is put...

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Afi Announce 2007 Top Ten

17th December 2007

Pregnancy comedy Knocked Up has been named on the list of the ten most outstanding movies of 2007, compiled by the American Film Institute (AFI).The Judd Apatow-directed film - one of the biggest box-office successes...

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