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Airplane! Actors Reunite After 34 Years

10th March 2014

Airplane! actors Robert Hays and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have reunited to star in a Tv commercial written by the team behind the hit comedy film.Hays and Abdul-Jabbar appear together again in the new advert for Wisconsin's...

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David Leisure Files For Divorce

2nd April 2011

Airplane! star David Leisure has filed for divorce from his wife, citing irreconcilable differences.The actor separated from his partner Patricia, who he married in 1997, back in 2004 and has now begun proceedings to make...

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The Things They Say 19294

30th November 2010

"Leslie was brilliant in the part and I doubt anyone could have done it better." SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE is pleased he turned down the role of Dr. Alan Rumack in 1980 spoof AIRPLANE!, which went...

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Pierce Brosnan Never 'Nailed' Bond

13th April 2010

Pierce Brosnan never "nailed" James Bond.The 56-year-old actor, who played the British spy in four instalments of the movie franchise, feels his performances suffered because he couldn't forget how previous actors had portrayed 007.Pierce -...

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Ghost Writer , Runaways Perform Solidly

22nd March 2010

Widening its release to 145 theaters, Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer continued to perform reasonably well as it took in about $2 million, or about $14,000 per theater. Opening in 244 theaters, The Runaways, starring...

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Mission Impossible Tv Star Graves Dead

15th March 2010

Peter Graves, the original star of TV's Mission Impossible, who spoofed his own jut-jawed persona in the original Airplane! , playing a pedophile pilot, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 83. He...

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Peter Graves Dies

15th March 2010

Peter Graves died yesterday (14.03.10).The 83-year-old star - best known for his roles as bumbling airline pilot Clarence Oveur in spoof movie 'Airplane!' and special agent Jim Phelps in the 'Mission: Impossible' TV series -...

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Kendra Wilkinson's Baby Persona

20th February 2010

Kendra Wilkinson has "taken on" her baby's personality.The former Playboy model - who gave birth to her first child, Hank Baskett IV, in December - has already formed a strong bond with the tot and...

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Pierce Brosnan No Modern Bond

16th February 2010

Pierce Brosnan thinks James Bond has modernised. The 56-year-old actor, who played the British spy in four of the movies, believes the iconic character has changed dramatically since his successor Daniel Craig took over the...

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Now The News In Your Pocket

29th September 2009

CNN launched a new iPhone/iPod Touch "app" today (Tuesday) that will give users the ability to stay in touch with news events wherever they can connect to the Internet. The news application, available via the...

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Patrick Swayze To Be Cremated

16th September 2009

Patrick Swayze is to be cremated within 48 hours.The 'Dirty Dancing' actor - who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday (14.09.09) aged 57 - will have his ashes scattered on his New Mexico...

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Pete Doherty's Flight Of Fantasy

5th September 2009

Pete Doherty once took so many drugs he thought he was an air hostess.The Babyshambles rocker began hallucinating after injecting horse tranquiliser ketamine while he was working on the band's 2007 album 'Shotter's Nation'.Pete said:...

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Alex James' Flying High

30th August 2009

Alex James thinks flying is better than drugs.The Blur bassist loves taking his friends for rides in light aircrafts because it gives them an amazing "natural high".Recalling a recent flight with his farmhand Paddy, the...

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Victoria Beckham Rejects Flight Food

22nd August 2009

Victoria Beckham won't eat on airplanes.The svelte star insists on taking strict measures to maintain her slender frame and shuns the food offered to her when flying first class on her frequent trips abroad.Victoria's nutritionist...

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Movie Reviews The Goods Live Hard, Sell Hard

17th August 2009

What hath Airplane and all those gag-a-second movies of the 1980s ultimately wrought? Well, apparently, according to the critics, The Goods Live Hard, Sell Hard. The movie, and the jokes, move at such break-neck speed...

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Rachel Mcadams' Flight Tears

17th August 2009

Rachel McAdams always cries on airplanes.The Hollywood actress - who has starred in a number of tear-jerking blockbusters, including 'The Notebook' and 'The Time Traveler's Wife' - is overcome with emotion when she watches movies...

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Johnny Marr's Singing Holiday

18th June 2009

Johnny Marr ruined a family holiday by writing a song.The guitarist was so preoccupied with remembering a tune he began writing at the beginning of a trip, he made everyone else "miserable" by refusing to...

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Former Blink-182 Drummer 'Seriously Injured' In Air Crash

20th September 2008

The former drummer in Blink-182 has been seriously injured in an airplane crash in South Carolina which left four people dead.Travis Barker is currently being treated for burns at a hospital after the Learjet in...

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Movie Reviews Hamlet 2

27th August 2008

After five days in limited release, Hamlet 2 is opening wide today (Wednesday) but ticket sales for it are likely to be as lackluster as the reviews for it, analysts suggest. The movie follows the...

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Nbc Helps Ge Bring Good Things To Life

4th July 2008

Although some analysts and investors groups have been urging General Electric to sell NBC Universal, noting that it makes a poor fit with the company's primary businesses, John Rice, president and CEO of GE's infrastructure...

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Katie Holmes Set For Broadway Stage Debut

20th May 2008

Katie Holmes is to make her Broadway debut in a production of an Arthur Miller play, it has been confirmed.It was reported in March that Holmes was in negotiations to take a role in a...

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Frasier's Kelsey Grammer To Play Scrooge In New Satire

20th February 2008

Kelsey Grammer is to step into Dickensian times by reprising the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in a new satirical movie.The Frasier star has already played the skinflint character in NBC-Hallmark's TV movie of A Christmas...

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Documentary Makers Sue Warner Bros. Over Marshall Movie

28th June 2007

The creators of a documentary about the aftermath of the airplane crash that took the lives of the Marshall University football team have filed a $40-million breach-of-contract lawsuit against Warner Bros., claiming that the studio...

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Carry-on Gag Wins Top Film Line

4th April 2007

A punch line from the classic British comedy CARRY ON CLEO has been named as the top one liner in a new poll. The joke, "Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!", was...

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Airplane Star Walks Away From Paralysing Surfing Accident

3rd January 2007

AIRPLANE star ROBERT HAYS is lucky to be able to walk after a Christmas Eve (24DEC06) surfing accident in Hawaii almost left him with a severed spine. The 59-year-old actor, who played TED STRIKER in...

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Lidle's Words Haunt Tv Newscasts

12th October 2006

Archived footage and print interview with Cory Lidle discussing his affinity for flying were retrieved Wednesday. In them Lidle maintained that his plane sported numerous safety features, including a parachute that allowed it to float...

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Bridges Defends Heroin Scene

14th August 2006

JEFF BRIDGES has defended a shocking scene in new TERRY GILLIAM movie TIDELAND in which his on-screen daughter prepares heroin for his drug addict character to take. The AIRPLANE! star insists audiences need to be...

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Life Of Brian Voted Best Comedy Film

2nd January 2006

MONTY PYTHON classic THE LIFE OF BRIAN has been voted the Best Comedy Film of all time in a poll carried out by UK television network Channel 4. The British movie beat out competition...

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Scary Movie 3 Smashes Records

26th October 2003

Horror spoof SCARY MOVIE 3 has charged to the top of the American box office this weekend (24-26OCT03) with a record haul both for an October release and for its distributor MIRAMAX FILMS. The...

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Leslie Nielsen Honoured By School

2nd October 2003

Legendary comic actor LESLIE NIELSEN has had a school named after him in his Canadian hometown. The NAKED GUN star appeared in Edmonton, Alberta, on Tuesday (30SEP03) for the dedication of the LESLIE NIELSEN...

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