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Bob Hope's California Mansion Up For Sale

19th June 2014

Bob Hope's former home in Toluca Lake, California has been put on the market for $21.8 million (£12.4 million).The eight-bedroom estate was originally built in 1939 and designed by architect Robert Finkelhor and later remodelled...

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Nbc Wants To Keep Leno -- To Do What?

29th July 2013

NBC wants Jay Leno to stick around after he hands over the Tonight show to Jimmy Fallon early next year. Speaking to members of the Television Critics Association on Saturday, the network's entertainment chief Robert...

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Bob Hope's Futuristic Mansion Up For Sale

6th March 2013

Bob Hope's futuristic California home featuring a swimming pool shaped in the entertainer's image has been put on the market for $50 million (£31.3 million).The six-bedroom mansion in Palm Springs, California was designed for the...

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Bob Hope's Daughter Hosts Huge Garage Sale

9th December 2012

Hundreds of Bob Hope fans descended on the late comedian's Californian home on Saturday (09Dec12) as his daughter opened the doors for a massive garage sale.Queues began forming outside the mansion in Toluca Lake, California...

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Oscars Host Seth Macfarlane Hounded By Protest Group Over American Dad Joke

By Hayley Avron | 5th October 2012

Seth Macfarlane's name is being bandied about the media right now, as he has been announced as next year's Oscars host. However, the American Dad and Family Guy creator has had a pressure group snapping...

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At Primetime Emmys, Mad Men Goes 0-17

24th September 2012

On a night of shockers at the Emmy Awards, the biggest one may not have been that Mad Men was passed over for best dramatic series -- it had won the trophy four previous years...

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I Love Lucy's Doris Singleton Dies In Los Angeles, Aged 92

29th June 2012

Doris Singleton, the American actress best known for playing the title character in the long running series 'I Love Lucy', has died aged 92. The actress passed away in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to...

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David Letterman To Make Late Night Show History

4th April 2012

David Letterman is set to become the longest-running late night TV show host in US history.The presenter has signed a new contract which ensures he will be fronting 'The Late Show with David Letterman' until...

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Michael Jackson Immortalized In Hollywood Ceremony

28th January 2012

Michael Jackson was immortalized in a fitting tribute outside Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday (26 January 2012). The late singer's children Prince, 14, Paris, 13 and Blanket, 9, imprinted their father's hand...

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Twilight Stars To Get Handprint Honour

18th October 2011

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner's hand and footprints are to be immortalised in concrete.The 'Twilight Saga' trio - who play Bella Swan, Edward Cullen and Jacob Black in the vampire romance franchise -...

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Bob Hope's Wife Dies In Los Angeles Aged 102

20th September 2011

Bob Hope 's widow Dolores Hope, who was married to the legendary comedian for 69 years, has died at her home in Toluca Lake, California, aged 102 years old, reports the Los Angeles Times.Dolores, who...

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Bob Hope's Widow Dead At 102

19th September 2011

Legendary actor/funnyman Bob Hope's widow has died.Dolores Hope died at her home in Toluca Lake, California on Monday (19Sep11) at the age of 102. She and Hope were married for 69 years before the Road...

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Crystal Available As Oscar Host Again

16th August 2011

Billy Crystal is ready to host the Academy Awards for a ninth time. (He last fronted the show in 2004.) At a screening of his 1991 film City Slickers in Santa Monica, Crystal told a...

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Gilligans Island, Brady Bunch Creator Schwartz Dead At 94

13th July 2011

Sherwood Schwartz, who began his career as a comedy writer for Bob Hope and spent seven years in the '50s and '60s as head writer for Red Skelton before creating two of television's most enduring...

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Jane Russell Dies In California Aged 89

1st March 2011

JANE RUSSELL, the Hollywood actress and star of 'Gentleman Prefer Blondes' has died, aged 89.JANE RUSSELL, the American actress who was discovered by eccentric billionaire HOWARD HUGHES, has passed away at her home in California,...

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Critics On 83rd Oscars Same Old, Same Old

28th February 2011

One would be hardpressed to assign blame to's Nikki Finke's early release of the full run-down of Sunday night's Oscar telecast for the fact that not a single surprise materialized during the entire show....

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Billy Crystal Gets Standing Ovation At The Oscars

28th February 2011

BILLY CRYSTAL returned to the OSCARS last night and received a standing ovation as he took to the stage, reports USA Today.The American actor and star of 'When Harry Met Sally' and 'City Slickers' has...

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Hope's Joke Man Lachman Dies Three Days Before His 90th Birthday

19th March 2009

Comedy great BOB HOPE's Emmy Award-winning joke writer, MORTON LACHMAN, has died in Los Angeles. The writer/comedian spent two decades laughing with Hope before becoming a TV sitcom producer and taking charge of beloved U.S. shows...

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Hope To Be Honoured With New Stamp

20th November 2008

Beloved entertainer BOB HOPE is to be honoured with a new U.S. postage stamp next year (09). The late Road To Bali star's new stamp will be unveiled at a ceremony on New York's Ellis...

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Hope's Wife Suffers Suspected Stroke

22nd October 2008

The wife of late comedy legend BOB HOPE is resting at home following a dash to hospital in California. Dolores Hope, who was married to the funnyman for 69 years, was taken to St. Josephs...

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Ball Snap's A Big Earner At Hope Auction

20th October 2008

A signed picture of legendary U.S. funnywoman LUCILLE BALL has fetched more than $6,500 (GBP3,800) at an auction of BOB HOPE memorabilia. More than 680 items went under the hammer over the weekend (18/19Oct08) at...

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Hope Collections To Be Auctioned

15th September 2008

Comedy legend BOB HOPE's collections and honours are to be auctioned off in Los Angeles next month (Oct08). More than 680 items will be up for sale at the Julien's Auctions event on 18 and...

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Fascinating Fact 5909

2nd September 2008

A collection of more than 700 personal items owned by legendary late comedian BOB HOPE will be sold next month (Oct08) in a live TV and online event run by Julien's Auctions....

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Lamarr Blackmailed Studio Head Over Affair

1st September 2008

Hollywood icon HEDY LAMARR once blackmailed a movie bigwig to land a film role opposite BOB HOPE. The actress caught the unnamed executive having an affair with another actress and threatened to tell his wife...

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Hope's Widow Upsets L.a. Residents In Land Sale Deal

27th May 2008

Legendary late comedian BOB HOPE's wife DOLORES has enraged Los Angeles' residents after selling a huge portion of land to a property developer in a sensational $1.4 billion (GBP520 million) deal. Veteran comic actor Hope...

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Late Hope's Belongings Sold At Auction

20th May 2008

Legendary comedian BOB HOPE's golf clubs will be sold at an auction later this year (08). The late funnyman's 24 carat gold-plated golf tees will also be sold along with other celebrity items, including a...

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The Things They Say 7405

27th February 2008

"My funniest Oscar night story would have to be the night I performed at the ceremony. It was 1989 and I was introduced by BOB HOPE and LUCILLE BALL. It was a segment called Oscar...

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Cook Keen To Become The New Bob Hope

26th September 2007

Actor/comedian DANE COOK is keen to become the new BOB HOPE of the U.S. Army's United Services Organisation by staging a series of variety shows for American troops stationed overseas. The Employee Of The Month...

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Adkins Set For Uso Honour

14th March 2007

Country star TRACE ADKINS is to be honoured by the United Service Organizations (USO) for his tireless morale boosting efforts to bring joy to US troops stationed overseas. The gravel-voiced CHROME singer will receive the...

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Village People Star Thanks Bob Hope For His Support

18th December 2006

Gay supergroup the VILLAGE PEOPLE owe late comic BOB HOPE a huge debt after he saved their career following a Navy snub. The YMCA hitmakers fell out of favour with the military when Navy chiefs...

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