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Da Vinci Ad Sparks Controversy

26th April 2006

Controversial movie THE DA VINCI CODE has sparked further uproar among Vatican officials, after a giant advertisement for the film appeared on the facade of the ancient church of San Pantaleo in Rome, Italy. The...

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Hanks: 'Churches Can Benefit From The Da Vinci Code'

24th April 2006

Oscar-winner TOM HANKS is convinced his controversial new film THE DA VINCI CODE will aid forward-thinking vicars and help ministers swell their congregations. The actor suggests church leaders should use the film, based on DAN...

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Howard Accepts Westminster Abbey Ban

24th April 2006

Movie-maker RON HOWARD accepts the British royal family had no choice but to ban him from filming THE DA VINCI CODE scenes at Westminster Abbey in London - because they couldn't afford the controversy. The...

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Da Vinci Follow-up Delayed

22nd April 2006

The release of DAN BROWN's sequel to the THE DA VINCI CODE has been postponed until next year (07). The follow-up to the best-selling book will reportedly explore the mysterious subject of Freemasonry. Although the...

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Appeal Upholds Brown's Da Vinci Plagiarism Innocence

21st April 2006

THE DA VINCI CODE author DAN BROWN has again been cleared of allegations be breached copyright and plagiarised the best-seller's plot, this time in New York City. The 2nd US Circuit Court Of Appeals upheld...

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Vatican Slams Da Vinci Code

17th April 2006

Vatican official FATHER RANIERO CANTALAMESSA has added to widespread criticism of DAN BROWN's best-selling novel THE DA VINCI CODE, branding it as just another example of JESUS CHRIST being sold out. Cantalamessa made his comments...

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Church Of England's Easter Attack On Da Vinci Code

17th April 2006

THE DA VINCI CODE has been attacked by the head of the Church of England during his Easter Sunday sermon. The Archbishop of Canterbury described the DAN BROWN novel - which has been made into...

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Opus Dei Demand Da Vinci Disclaimer

16th April 2006

Catholic group OPUS DEI has called on the makers of upcoming film THE DA VINCI CODE to include a disclaimer, out of respect for their beliefs. The film, based on the DAN BROWN bestseller, has...

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Brown Faces Another Da Vinci Code Plagiarism Claim

12th April 2006

Author DAN BROWN has been accused of plagiarism in THE DA VINCI CODE just days after he was cleared in London's High Court of similar allegations. Russian art historian DR MIKHAIL ANIKIN, a LEONARDO DA...

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Korean Christians Seeks Da Vinci Ban

9th April 2006

The release of movie adaptation THE DA VINCI CODE is being challenged by a Christian group in Korea, who have branded the TOM HANKS and AUDREY TAUTOU film "an insult and defamation". Based on DAN...

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Da Vinci Code Verdict Finds Brown Innocent Of Plagiarism

7th April 2006

THE DA VINCI CODE author DAN BROWN has been cleared in London's High Court of allegations he breached copyright and plagiarised the best-seller's plot. MICHAEL BAIGENT and RICHARD LEIGH had insisted Brown ripped off their...

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Hanks Used Japanese Prime Minister As Model For The Da Vinci Code

7th April 2006

Hollywood star TOM HANKS copied Japanese Prime Minister JUNICHIRO KOIZUMI's long wavy hairstyle for his role in upcoming thriller THE DA VINCI CODE. The normally short-haired actor, who is in Japan to promote the film...

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Da Vinci Code Paperback Sets Record

6th April 2006

Best-selling book THE DA VINCI CODE got a boost in sales when the paperback version of the book sold half-a-million copies in its first week of release in the US. Publishers say the book recorded...

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Da Vinci Code Gets Two New Extras

26th March 2006

THE DA VINCI CODE writer DAN BROWN has honoured two authors who inspired him to write his bestseller - by recruiting them as extras on the movie version of his book. Brown claims his "big...

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Bettany Defends Da Vinci Code

17th March 2006

British actor PAUL BETTANY has dismissed criticism of his new movie THE DA VINCI CODE, insisting it doesn't portray Catholicism in a negative light. Bettany, who plays villainous assassin SILAS in the adaptation of DAN...

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Da Vinci Code Paperback Poised To Break Records

15th March 2006

The much-anticipated paperback edition of THE DA VINCI CODE will soon be on store shelves in the US and booksellers are bracing themselves for record-setting sales figures. The paperback version of the best-seller will be...

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Brown Blasts Da Vinci Code Plagiarism Accusations

14th March 2006

THE DA VINCI CODE author DAN BROWN has slammed allegations he plagiarised the best-seller's plot as "completely fanciful" and is "astounded" by the current copyright wrangle. MICHAEL BAIGENT and RICHARD LEIGH have taken Brown to...

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Da Vinci Under Fire

25th February 2006

The movie version of hit book THE DA VINCI CODE is at the centre of a copyright wrangle - after claims the story was copied from another book. The DAN BROWN bestseller, which has...

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Fascinating Fact 1042

20th February 2006

THE DA VINCI CODE movie backdrop Winchester Cathedral, England, will start charging non-worshipping visitors $7.20 (GBP4) after it's starring role in the film version of the best-selling novel. The location raised $36,000 (GBP20,000) by allowing...

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Catholics Call For Da Vinci Code Edit

15th February 2006

Catholic group Opus Dei has called for "references that hurt Catholics" to be cut from the film adaptation of DAN BROWN's hit novel THE DA VINCI CODE. The group, which formed in 1928, insists...

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Gervais Shuns Da Vinci Role

3rd February 2006

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS snubbed a small role in new movie THE DA VINCI CODE, after convincing director RON HOWARD he would ruin it. Howard wanted the comedian to play a butler in the...

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Da Vinci Code To Premiere At Cannes

23rd January 2006

RON HOWARD'S movie adaptation of DAN BROWN's best-selling novel THE DA VINCI CODE has been chosen to open the annual Cannes Film Festival in May (06). The film, which stars TOM HANKS and AUDREY...

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Catholic Group Appeal For Adult Rating For Da Vinci Code

20th January 2006

Catholic group Opus Dei are urging film ratings boards to give controversial new movie THE DA VINCI CODE an adult rating - because it fears children will believe the film's "lies" about JESUS fathering a...

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Da Vinci Code Set For A Premiere At The Louvre?

5th January 2006

Producers of much-anticipated movie THE DA VINCI CODE are considering staging the film's European premiere at the Louvre art gallery in Paris, France, where the story begins. Film executives are impressed with record-breaking figures...

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Chirac Slammed For Da Vinci Casting

29th December 2005

French President JACQUES CHIRAC is facing a political backlash after reports he tried to altar the casting of THE DA VINCI CODE, promoting family friends for the lead roles. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH...

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Da Vinci Filmmakers Get Their Way

4th October 2005

Filmmakers behind the upcoming screen adaptation of THE DA VINCI CODE have won their battle to film at London's Westminster Abbey - as authorities cannot prevent them from shoot the outside of the historic site....

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Hanks Hassled In Church

30th September 2005

Hollywood star TOM HANKS has been hassled by a die-hard fan on the set of new film THE DA VINCI CODE - even though the chapel he was filming in was closed to the public....

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Howard Hides From Da Vinci Fans

14th September 2005

Director RON HOWARD has been forced to disguise the name of his new movie version of best-selling novel THE DA VINCI CODE, because the set has become swamped with fans. The OSCAR winner is...

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Hanks Faces Da Vinci Code Protestors

16th August 2005

Oscar-winning actor TOM HANKS was faced by protestors including nuns, as he began filming scenes for the upcoming film adaptation of DAN BROWN's best-selling novel THE DA VINCI CODE in England yesterday (15AUG05). The...

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Mckellen Slams Church's Stance Against Da Vinci Code

10th August 2005

British actor IAN McKELLEN has slammed the leaders of the Catholic Church for urging people not to read DAN BROWN's controversial novel THE DA VINCI CODE. While the book has proved hugely popular internationally,...

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