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An American In Paris Musical Heading To Broadway

18th July 2014

The stage adaptation of Gene Kelly's classic film An American In Paris is heading to Broadway next year (15).The 1951 movie about an American soldier falling in love in post-war Paris, France, which was inspired...

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Gene Kelly's Singin' In The Rain Suit Up For Sale

3rd December 2013

The grey wool suit Gene Kelly was wearing as he splashed through puddles during his Singin' In The Rain dance routine is expected to fetch over $20,000 (£13,000) when it goes under the hammer at...

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Lost Hollywood Radio Interviews To Be Aired In Britain

21st November 2013

Lost radio interviews with late Hollywood legends including Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Bing Crosby are to be broadcast in Britain after the tapes were discovered in a family archive.The interviews, which also include chats...

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Gene Kelly's An American In Paris Adapted For Stage

18th October 2013

The classic Gene Kelly film An American In Paris is to be turned into a stage play.The 1951 film about an American soldier falling in love in post-war Paris, France, which was inspired by George...

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Gene Kelly's Widow Slams Modern Movie Musicals

26th March 2013

Gene Kelly's widow has launched a scathing attack on modern movie musicals, insisting Hollywood bosses now rely on big name actors who "can't sing" instead of casting multi-talented entertainers.Patricia Ward, who was married to the...

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Celeste Holm, Oscar Winning Actress, Dies Aged 95

16th July 2012

Celeste Holm, the much-loved character actress who scooped an Oscar in 1947, has died aged 95. Her niece Amy Phillips told Cnn that Holm had been admitted to a New York hospital last week, but...

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Justin Timberlake & Hugh Jackman To Honour Gene Kelly At Gala

15th May 2012

Justin Timberlake and Hugh Jackman are teaming up to celebrate the life and career of movie legend and dancer Gene Kelly.Timberlake will appear onstage while Jackman has recorded a video message honouring his hero at...

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Gene Kelly To Be Honoured By Oscars Bosses On 100th Birthday

2nd May 2012

Late dancer/actor Gene Kelly is to be posthumously honoured on what would have been his 100th birthday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Officials will present a two-night celebration of the Singin' in...

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Jean Dujardin Mobbed At Paris Airport After Oscars Win

29th February 2012

Jean Dujardin was mobbed upon his return to France today (29.02.12). The star was greeted by wellwishers at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport in the capital as he arrived back in his native country following the...

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Jean Dujardin Would Do More Silent Films

27th February 2012

Jean Dujardin wants to make another silent film.The French actor - whose Best Actor prize was one of five his movie 'The Artist' picked up at last night's (26.02.12) Academy Awards - has some ideas...

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Michael Jackson To Receive Glove Tribute In Hollywood

6th January 2012

Michael Jackson will be honoured with an imprint outside Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The King of Pop's three children, Prince, 14, Paris, 13, and nine-year-old Prince Michael II - known as 'Blanket' - will...

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America Ferrera Enjoys Xmas Movie Repeats

19th December 2011

America Ferrera watches the same movies every Christmas.The 'Ugly Betty' star loves to get into the festive spirit with 'Love Actually', which is set around the Yule Tide period, but this year thinks she will...

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Justin Timberlake Slams Modern Musicals On David Letterman

27th October 2011

Justin Timberlake was on the 'David Letterman Show' last night (October 26th 2011) doing the promotional rounds for his latest film 'In Time'. The movie is set in a not-too-distant future where the pop star...

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Dirty Dancing Remake Confirmed

9th August 2011

Kenny Ortega is to direct a 'Dirty Dancing' remake.The 'Michael Jackson's This Is It ' filmmaker - who choreographed the original 1987 production, which starred Jennifer Grey and the late Patrick Swayze - is "excited"...

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Aaron Johnson's Dancing Inspired By Film Classics

11th March 2011

British actor Aaron Johnson took inspiration from John Travolta and Gene Kelly for his carefree dance moves in the latest R.E.M. music video.The Kick-Ass star can be seen flipping down an East London street and...

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Music Video Counts 2 Million Viewers And 200,000 More Per Day

7th October 2010

A masterfully edited montage of dance scenes from some 40 movies set to Kenny Loggins's recording of "Footloose," has quickly gone viral on YouTube, moving past the 2-million mark on Wednesday as it currently collects...

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Gene Kelly's Widow Files Suit Over Trading Cards

12th April 2010

GENE KELLY's widow has filed suit against the executives of an American company over allegations they signed a deal to manufacture merchandise featuring the SINGIN' IN THE RAIN star's image without her permission.Patricia Ward Kelly...

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Brando & Kelly's Home Movies To Hit The Big Screen

7th October 2009

Rarely seen home movies shot by and featuring MARLON BRANDO, GENE KELLY and the late NATALIE WOOD are to be screened as part of a quirky one-day film festival in Hollywood.The candid footage will screen...

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Krakowski Won't Skate Off To Xanadu

6th February 2007

LATEST: Former ALLY MCBEAL star JANE KRAKOWSKI has been forced to pull out of contention for the Broadway revival of movie musical XANADU because of commitments to her TV show 30 ROCK. The actress was...

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Newton-john Thrilled With Xanadu Revival On Broadway

5th February 2007

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN is celebrating after learning two of her movie musicals will hit Broadway this year (07). Just months learning about the GREASE revival, the singer/actress is thrilled to hear her 1980 roller-skating musical XANADU...

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The Things They Say 3593

15th December 2006

"When I was eight, I wrote him a letter, because I really wanted to marry him. He wrote me back. He said good luck." SHERYL CROW on her first crush, GENE KELLY....

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Xanadu Set For Stage Debut

27th March 2006

A stage version of roller disco film XANADU, which starred OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, is in the works for a spring 2007 debut. The music will be taken from the film version, which was written by JOHN...

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Monroe's Warning To Collins

11th December 2005

Former DYNASTY star JOAN COLLINS was warned against the dark side of the showbusiness by the ultimate Hollywood victim - MARILYN MONROE. Collins, 72, was in her twenties when she met the late screen...

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Costner Plans A Musical

24th May 2005

KEVIN COSTNER is set to show off his song and dance talents after signing up to star in his first musical - a remake of 1949 classic ON THE TOWN. The DANCES WITH WOLVES...

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Muppets Set To Dominate The World Again

29th April 2005

JIM HENSON's lovable MUPPETS are to dominate the world again with a series of television and cinema films, a TV series and merchandising. KERMIT THE FROG, MISS PIGGY and their furry friends will join...

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Director Garrison Dies

4th April 2005

Legendary TV director GREG GARRISON has died of pneumonia in his Los Angeles home. He was 81. After growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Garrison joined the Army Air Force during World War II...

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Keanu To Play Sinbad

12th March 2005

KEANU REEVES is set to sail as Arabian hero SINBAD in new adventure THE 8TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD. XXX director ROB COHEN will take charge of the movie, which will be the first Hollywood...

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Kelly Breakdances In New Singin' In The Rain Ad

27th January 2005

The classic scene in which GENE KELLY tap-dances in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN has been updated for a new TV commercial - to show the movie legend breakdancing instead. Bosses at car manufacturer VOLKSWAGEN...

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Spacey Needs Longer In London

11th January 2005

Actor KEVIN SPACEY has laughed off American media claims he's become a 'Londoner' - insisting he hasn't lived in the British capital long enough to earn the title. The New Jersey-born star has been...

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Kelly Statue On Hold

2nd July 2004

A plan to erect a statue honouring movie icon GENE KELLY in his native Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been put on hold because the SINGIN' IN THE RAIN star's widow isn't happy. Fans in the...

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