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Joan Collins: 'Bette Davis Kicked Me'

5th January 2015

British actress Joan Collins has branded Bette Davis "utterly terrifying" and revealed the Hollywood legend once kicked her on a movie set.The Dynasty star appeared opposite Davis in 1955 drama The Virgin Queen playing a...

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Georgia May Jagger Borrows Clothes From Jerry Hall

17th January 2014

Georgia May Jagger constantly borrows clothes from her mother.The 22-year-old bombshell is envious of her mother Jerry Hall's designer wardrobe and is constantly battling her sisters Lizzie and Jade to get their hands on her...

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Red 2'S Us Release: Critics Are Unimpressed By "Tired" Sequel

By Elinor Cosgrave | 19th July 2013

Red 2 is released in US cinemas today (Friday 19th July). Critics have not received the Red sequel favourably, describing it as "passable" and simply "adequate".Bruce Willis at the premiere of Red 2, L.A.According to...

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Rachel Weisz's Bette Davis Inspiration

9th March 2013

Rachel Weisz wanted to play her 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' character ''like Bette Davis''. The 42-year-old star portrays scheming beauty Evanora in the prequel of 1939 movie 'The Wizard of Oz', and she took...

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Rachel Weisz Based Oz Villain On Bette Davis

5th March 2013

Rachel Weisz based her wicked witch character in Oz The Great And Powerful on late Hollywood legend Bette Davis.The British actress plays villainous Evanora in the Wizard of Oz prequel opposite James Franco, Mila Kunis...

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Ray Winstone Made Sweeney Love Scenes With Atwell 'Less Awkward'

4th September 2012

Ray Winstone's ''gentlemanly'' nature made love scenes with Hayley Atwell in 'The Sweeney' ''a lot less awkward''. The 30-year-old actress stars as both Ray's onscreen love interest in the police drama movie and as Chris...

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1500 Bettie Page Prints Part Of Unbelievable Movie Photograph Collection Up For Auction

30th July 2012

A huge collection of film stills, photos and negatives collected by Manhattan, New York store Movie Star News is headed for the auction block after they sold the lot of it to a Las Vegas...

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Most-watched Show Sunday? 60 Minutes

16th April 2012

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...

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Greta Scacchi Relished Playing Bette Davis On Stage

12th April 2012

Actress Greta Scacchi relished the chance to play Bette Davis on the London stage last year (11), hailing it as "the best role" she has ever had.The Heat and Dust star appeared alongside Anita Dobson...

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Rare Bette Davis Photos Released To Mark Birthday

5th April 2012

Never-before-seen photos of Bette Davis have been released to mark what would have been the Hollywood icon's 104th birthday.The selection of unpublished snaps shows the actress lounging around her Beverly Hills home, relaxing as she...

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Whitney Houston Owned Ginger Rogers' Dancing Shoes

29th February 2012

Whitney Houston's estate contains a pair of Ginger Rogers' dancing shoes personally signed by the screen icon.The late singer was a huge fan of classic Hollywood movies and like her godmother Aretha Franklin - who...

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James Farentino, Star Of 'The Final Countdown', Dies Aged 73

26th January 2012

James Farentino, the American actor who graced TV, film and stage in almost 100 different roles, has passed away aged 73. Farentino had been ill for a long period before passing away yesterday, January 25th...

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Rare Prints Of Silver Screen Icons Wow Auction Experts In Hollywood

15th December 2011

Rare stills of silver screen greats like Greta Garbo, Bette Davis and Tallulah Bankhead are the early highlights of what has been dubbed the memorabilia auction of the year.The glimpses of Hollywood's golden age were...

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Meryl Streep Wanted To Capture Thatcher 'Venom'

7th December 2011

Meryl Streep wanted to capture the "special venom" people have towards Margaret Thatcher. The Oscar-winning actress portrays the British prime minister in forthcoming movie 'The Iron Lady', and she admits she was drawn to the...

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The Things They Say 22513

9th August 2011

"It's so important. Bette Davis never knew how to fake-laugh, and she always complained about it, but I learnt from Hugh that you must breathe out first." Olivia Wilde thanks her House co-star Hugh Laurie...

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Davis' Estate Sues Over Dresses

14th January 2011

Lawyers representing BETTE DAVIS' estate are suing a clothing company for allegedly using the late actress' name to sell dresses.In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday (13Jan11), representatives for Davis'...

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Jerry Hall Banned From Wearing Mini-skirts

16th December 2010

Jerry Hall has been banned from wearing mini-skirts by her daughter.The 54-year-old former supermodel says she has stopped donning clothes that are deemed too young for her as 18-year-old Georgia May gets embarrassed by them.She...

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Brandon Flowers Has Bette Davis Eyes

18th October 2010

Brandon Flowers played his first London solo concert last night (17.10.10) - treating fans to a surprise cover version of Kim Carnes's 'Bette Davis Eyes'.The singer - who is on hiatus from his band The...

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Bonham Carter: 'Red Queen Is Davis, Crawford And My Daughter'

1st June 2010

HELENA BONHAM CARTER has movie greats BETTE DAVIS and JOAN CRAWFORD and her daughter to thank for her tantrum-throwing RED QUEEN character in husband TIM BURTON's ALICE IN WONDERLAND - the odd trio helped her...

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Fascinating Fact 6500

5th December 2008

GEORGE CLOONEY's production office on the Warner Bros. set in Burbank, California was once acting great BETTE DAVIS' dressing room....

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Davis Predicted How Arquette's Love Life Would Turn Out

1st October 2008

BETTE DAVIS' prediction that actress ROSANNA ARQUETTE would be unlucky in love if she enjoyed career success has been proven correct - 30 years after the prophecy, the star is a triple divorcee. Veteran entertainer...

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Fascinating Fact 5993

18th September 2008

A 42 cent commemorative postage stamp featuring BETTE DAVIS in character as ALL ABOUT EVE's MARGO CHANNING is to be released in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday (18Sep08)....

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Davis To Be Honoured On Postage Stamp

27th December 2007

Legendary actress BETTE DAVIS will be commemorated on a U.S. postage stamp next year (08), on what would have been the star's 100th birthday. The two-time Oscar winner is to be honoured as part of...

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Davis Quizzed Warhol Over His Skin

25th June 2007

Legendary actress BETTE DAVIS once quizzed iconic artist ANDY WARHOL over the state of his skin. The Baby Jane star - infamous for her acerbic put-downs - singled out the iconic artist for criticism at...

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Lucille Ball Praises Ellen, Reveals Past-life Secret

1st March 2007

Beloved comedienne LUCILLE BALL has given Oscar host ELLEN DEGENERES the ultimate praise from beyond the grave - and she's uncovered one of the comedienne's explosive past life secrets. In a seance staged by psychic...

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Bette Davis Takes Aim In Lost Interview

19th September 2006

Movie icon BETTE DAVIS' famous off-colour thoughts about her co-stars have come to the fore in a previously unpublished interview, where she attacks FAYE DUNAWAY and LILIAN GISH. The chat with journalist GRAHAM FULLER took...

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Tv Wyatt Earp Weds In A Cemetery

6th July 2006

TV cowboy HUGH O'BRIAN has wed his sweetheart of 18 years in a Los Angeles cemetery - at the age of 81. THE LIFE + LEGEND OF WYATT EARP star wed 54-year-old teacher VIRGINIA BARBER...

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Knightley Scared Of Playing A Bitch

30th June 2006

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY was terrified when she was offered the bitchy role of CECILA in the big screen adaptation of IAN MCEWAN's bestseller ATONEMENT - because she thinks the character may turn the public against her....

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Jolie Portrait Artist Sworn To Secrecy

21st June 2006

The world will never see the nude portraits ANGELINA JOLIE posed for while pregnant with baby SHILOH NOUVEL - because the artist who created them has promised never to even talk about the project. DON...

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Director Sherman Dies

20th June 2006

Hollywood movie-maker VINCENT SHERMAN died on Sunday night (18JUN06) of natural causes - just one month ahead of his 100th birthday. The acclaimed director dominated cinema in the 1940s and 1950s before being ostracised for...

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