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Soderbergh Pans Sharif's Che!

23rd February 2006

Director STEVEN SODERBERGH is confident his upcoming biopic on Argentine revolutionary ERNESTO 'CHE' GUEVARA will be better than the 1969 original. Egyptian actor OMAR SHARIF played the medical student-turned communist, who assisted FIDEL CASTRO's...

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Jourgensen Was A Cuban Refugee

8th November 2005

Rocker AL JOURGENSEN is grateful to be an American citizen because his earliest childhood memory is leaving Cuba on one of the few overcrowded planes given permission to take-off by FIDEL CASTRO. The...

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Hopkins' Hemingway Dreams Are Dead

27th October 2005

SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS' dreams of playing revered novelist ERNEST HEMINGWAY on the big screen have been dashed - the film won't happen. Movie-maker ROGER DONALDSON had tentatively signed Hopkins to play the writer in...

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Pollack Rejects Mugabe Link

14th April 2005

Veteran film-maker SYDNEY POLLACK is adamant he did not use Zimbabwean leader ROBERT MUGABE as the blueprint for new movie THE INTERPRETER - he took his inspiration from Cuban dictator FIDEL CASTRO. The Interpreter...

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Castro Reassures Cubans After Fall

22nd October 2004

Cuban President FIDEL CASTRO has reassured the Caribbean country he is "good health" after he broke his knee and his right arm in a fall on Wednesday (20OCT04). The Communist leader, 78, worried his...

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Celia Cruz Refused Artist's Visa In 1950s

27th July 2004

Cuban salsa legend CELIA CRUZ was refused an artist's visa to visit America at least twice in the 1950s, according to recently-declassified documents. Cruz's once classified 32-page FBI file said she was a "well-known...

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Horn's Havana Nightclub Dreams Destroyed By Castro

21st July 2004

Recovering illusionist ROY HORN's attempts to bring the spirit of Cuban capital Havana to Las Vegas have been dealt a blow - by the country's dictator FIDEL CASTRO. Horn - who is still recuperating...

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Beckham's Bodyguard Lifts Lid On More Affairs

6th June 2004

VICTORIA BECKHAM is facing further stories of her husband DAVID's alleged affairs - after his former bodyguard said he had "lost count" of the number of women seduced by the soccer star. Cuban DELFIN...

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Garcia Hunts For Fidel

26th May 2004

OCEAN'S ELEVEN star ANDY GARCIA is on the hunt for a FIDEL CASTRO lookalike to star in his new movie about his native Cuba in the 1950s. Garcia will star and make his directing...

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Stone's Castro Documentary Finds A Home

25th March 2004

Canadian television network CBS are to screen director OLIVER STONE's controversial FIDEL CASTRO documentary after American cable network HBO dumped the programme. HOME BOX OFFICE, which makes gritty and controversial programmes like SEX AND...

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Stone Loses Battle To Block Castro Dvd Release

19th March 2004

Movie maker OLIVER STONE has lost the first round of his battle to block the release of his FIDEL CASTRO documentary COMANDANTE (corr) in Spain. The NATURAL BORN KILLERS director instructed his lawyers to...

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Duvall Blasts Spielberg Over Cuban Comments

7th January 2004

Veteran actor ROBERT DUVALL has launched a scathing attack on director STEVEN SPIELBERG - for befriending Cuban dictator FIDEL CASTRO. THE GODFATHER star is furious with MINORITY REPORT film-maker Spielberg after hearing a quote...

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Castro: Is Schwarzenegger Smart Enough For Politics?

3rd November 2003

Cuban President FIDEL CASTRO has joined the debate over California Governor-elect ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, questioning if the actor has the brains for political office. Speaking at a Latin American social sciences conference in the Cuban...

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Oliver Stone Receives Achievement Award

7th October 2003

Controversial director OLIVER STONE has received a lifetime achievement award in Morocco, where he's currently filming historical epic ALEXANDER. The NATURAL BORN KILLERS film-maker was honoured yesterday (06OCT03) with the GOLDEN STAR award during...

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The Beckhams Hires Fidel Castro's Minder

5th October 2003

Pop singer VICTORIA BECKHAM's superstar husband DAVID has hired a former Cuban spy with the codename AGENT OTTO as a bodyguard for his family. The minder, real name DELFIN FERNANDEZ, has spent 15 years...

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Political Squabbles Affect Latin Grammys

3rd September 2003

Bad relations between America and Cuba is expected to block a handful of Cuban musicians from attending tonight's (03SEP03) LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS in Miami, Florida. Among the stars unlikely to make the event are...

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Miami But Not Havana Mourns Cruz

18th July 2003

Salsa queen CELIA CRUZ was mourned with tears yesterday (17JUN03) in Miami - but mentioned with coldness in her native Cuba. Cruz, who died on Wednesday (16JUN03) aged 77, left Cuba as a star...

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Celia Cruz Dead

17th July 2003

Grammy-winning salsa legend CELIA CRUZ has died at her home in New Jersey after failing to recover from a brain tumour operation in December (02). The 77-year-old star, who recently shot a DR PEPPER...

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Pressure Mounts On Glover

13th May 2003

Telecommunications giant MCI is under pressure to drop actor DANNY GLOVER as a spokesman - because of his anti-GEORGE W BUSH stance and his support for Cuban leader FIDEL CASTRO. Earlier this year...

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Cnn Embarrassed About Obituary Gaffe

18th April 2003

Red-faced bosses at top news network CNN are blaming human error for leaking out mock-up pre-Easter obituaries for BOB HOPE, POPE JOHN PAUL II and FIDEL CASTRO among others. The news service regularly updates...

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Oliver Stone.s Castro Film Pulled After Unrest In Cuba

18th April 2003

Director OLIVER STONE's documentary about Cuban leader FIDEL CASTRO has been pulled from its scheduled air date, following the crackdown on the Caribbean island's human rights policy. COMMANDANTE, acquired by American cable TV network...

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Oliver Stone. I Won.t Tackle Bush

1st April 2003

Heavyweight director OLIVER STONE has tackled political subjects in his past films - but says he has no plans to put President GEORGE W BUSH in the spotlight, as he wouldn't be a good interviewee....

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