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Diddy Outbid For Picasso Painting

6th December 2014

Diddy was disappointed after being outbid on a $1.2 million Pablo Picasso painting.The 45-year-old mogul, who has an estimated fortune of $700 million, reportedly made ''a beeline'' for a 1918 fresco titled 'Venus,' which features...

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Dev Patel In Negotiations For Lion?

30th October 2014

Dev Patel is in negotiations to star in 'Lion'.The upcoming drama is to be pitched to buyers by The Weinstein Company at the American Film Market in Los Angeles, California next week and Dev is...

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Baz Luhrmann Directs Gisele Bundchen In New Short Film For Chanel

16th October 2014

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has become the star of a short movie directed by Baz Luhrmann as part of the new Chanel No. 5 advertising campaign.The Brazilian beauty is featured surfing at the beach and running...

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Baz Luhrmann Praises The Great Gatsby Costumes

15th October 2014

Baz Luhrmann says wardrobe design was central to the success of 'The Great Gatsby'. The 52-year-old director has confessed that if the costumes hadn't been right in his film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel...

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Baz Luhrmann To Cast Christmas Magic At Zoo

9th October 2014

Director Baz Luhrmann is to throw a fairytale event at Central Park Zoo in New York in November (14).The Great Gatsby filmmaker and his costume designer wife Catherine Martin have teamed up with bosses at...

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Baz Luhrmann To Host Zoo Party

9th October 2014

Baz Luhrmann is to turn Central Park Zoo into a ''fairytale wonderland''.The 'Great Gatsby' director and his costume designer wife Catherine Martin are creating a 'Baz Dazzled Holiday' display for Barneys New York over the...

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Gisele Bundchen Makes $148,000 A Day

16th July 2014

Gisele Bundchen makes $148,000 a day.The Brazilian beauty - who has been named the world's high paid supermodel for the last seven years - is reported to have earned around $47 million in the past...

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Gisele Bundchen Becomes Face Of Chanel No. 5

26th May 2014

Gisele Bundchen has been named the new face of Chanel No. 5 perfume. The Brazilian supermodel will take over from Brad Pitt to front the scent, and has been filming an advert with Baz Luhrmann...

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Baz Luhrmann To Make Elvis Movie

1st May 2014

Baz Luhrmann is in talks for an Elvis Presley biopic.The 'Great Gatsby' filmmaker has reportedly been in negotiations with Warner Bros. for several weeks about depicting the life of the iconic singer - who died...

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Baz Luhrmann In Talks To Direct Elvis Presley Biopic

1st May 2014

Director Baz Luhrmann is close to landing a deal to make a new Elvis Presley biopic.The Great Gatsby filmmaker is reportedly in negotiations with studio bosses at Warner Bros., who have secured rights to Presley's...

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Baz Luhrmann To Direct Kung Fu?

14th April 2014

Baz Luhrmann could be set to direct 'Kung Fu'. The 'Great Gatsby' director is reportedly in negotiations to take on the big screen adaptation of the 70s action-adventure western TV series, which is being produced...

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Baz Luhrmann In Talks To Direct Kung Fu

13th April 2014

Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann is reportedly in talks to direct a big screen adaption of Kung Fu.Late actor David Carradine played Shaolin monk Kwai Chang Caine in the martial arts U.S. Tv series from 1972 to...

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Stars Support Baz Luhrmann At Strictly Ballroom Premiere

12th April 2014

Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby star Joel Edgerton and pop singer Kylie Minogue were among the famous faces who supported the director at the world premiere of his Strictly Ballroom stage show.The moviemaker has transformed...

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Fascinating Fact: 4149264

10th April 2014

Director Baz Luhrmann has been nominated at the Australian Directors Guild Awards for The Great Gatsby. Also in the feature film category is Ivan Sen for detective drama Mystery Road, Jonathan Teplitzky for The Railway...

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Oscar-winner Catherine Martin Gushes About Costume

3rd March 2014

Oscar-winner Catherine Martin says clothing aids the ''visual medium'' of storytelling. The 49-year-old designer won an Academy Awards for Best Costume Design for 'The Great Gatsby' - which stars Leonardo DiCaprio in her husband Baz...

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Baz Luhrmann Partners With Sia, Diane Warren And David Foster For Stage Show

28th February 2014

Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann has enlisted the talents of Diane Warren, David Foster and Sia for his Australian stage show Strictly Ballroom: The Musical.The Great Gatsby director is producing a musical adaptation of his 1992 film...

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Fascinating Fact: 4087361

27th February 2014

Australian director Baz Luhrmann has teamed up with alcohol brand Absolut Vodka to release a limited edition variety of the spirit called Absolut Oz. Luhrmann became fascinated with cocktails while making The Great Gatsby, which...

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Baz Luhrmann Launches Strictly Ballroom Musical With Dance Event

23rd February 2014

Hollywood director Baz Luhrmann launched his Strictly Ballroom musical by staging a huge dance event in Sydney, Australia on Sunday (23Feb14).The moviemaker has turned his dance film into a stage show in his native Australia...

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The Great Gatsby Leads Aacta Awards Nominations

3rd December 2013

Baz Luhrmann's big budget re-imagining of The Great Gatsby looks set to dominate the upcoming Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) Awards after scoring a massive 14 nominations.The movie version of F. Scott...

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Baz Luhrmann In Talks To Direct Napoleon Bonaparte Miniseries

27th November 2013

Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann is in talks to direct a mini-series chronicling the life of infamous French leader Napoleon Bonaparte.Steven Spielberg is developing the screenplay, which was originally written by late moviemaker Stanley Kubrick, and...

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Leonardo Dicaprio Only Wanted Carey For Gatsby

23rd November 2013

Leonardo DiCaprio claims Carey Mulligan was the ''only choice'' to star in 'The Great Gatsby' with him. The actor starred as Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's novel and claims...

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Russell Crowe Honoured At Australia's Gq Men Of The Year Awards

20th November 2013

Russell Crowe, Jai Courtney and Baz Luhrmann were among the stars honoured at Australia's GQ Men of the Year Awards this week (beg18Nov13).The Gladiator star picked up the Icon Award during the ceremony in Sydney...

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Gatsby Debuts At No. 1 On Home Video

5th September 2013

All of those megabudget movies that debuted in theaters in the summer are now beginning to arrive on DVD. Warner Bros.' The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, zoomed to the...

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Baz Luhrmann Looking For New York Stage Star To Lead His Australian Strictly Ballroom Cast

29th August 2013

Moviemaker Baz Luhrmann is looking to cast a New Yorker as his leading lady in the Australian theatre run of his musical Strictly Ballroom.The director is returning to the stage Down Under once all his...

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Baz Luhrmann Scrambles To Release The Great Gatsby In China

28th August 2013

Chinese censors have given filmmaker Baz Luhrmann the green light to open his latest movie The Great Gatsby in the nation's theatres after realising it's largely an Australian film.The director admits he has been handed...

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Rumer Willis To Star In Baz Luhrmann-inspired Musical

7th August 2013

Actress/singer Rumer Willis has signed up to replace Lindsey Gort in a new musical theatre project inspired by the works of Baz Luhrmann.The 90210 actress will portray Juliet from the filmmaker's cult film Romeo +...

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Baz Luhrmann Launches Search For Strictly Ballroom Stars

6th August 2013

Director Baz Luhrmann has vowed to leave "no stone unturned" as he kicks off a massive search for talented new stars to take the lead roles in a stage adaptation of his 1992 film Strictly...

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Imogen Stubbs Irritated By Mumbling Stars Of The Great Gatsby

23rd June 2013

British actress Imogen Stubbs has accused the stars of The Great Gatsby of ruining the dialogue of Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic by mumbling and "garbling" their lines.The Jack &...

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Bryan Ferry Records Amy Winehouse Cover For Baz Luhrmann's New Album

21st June 2013

Former Roxy Music star Bryan Ferry has recorded a cover of Amy Winehouse's Back To Black for director Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby soundtrack sequel.Ferry reworked the late singer's classic track with his Bryan Ferry...

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Baz Luhrmann To Be Honoured With Luchino Visconti Award

18th June 2013

The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann is set to be honoured in Italy next month (Jul13) with a special award named after celebrated local filmmaker Luchino Visconti.The 50 year old will be feted at the...

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