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Salsa's D'leon Suffers Heart Attack

22nd December 2009

Salsa star OSCAR D'LEON is recovering in hospital in his native Venezuela after suffering a heart attack on Sunday (20Dec09).The 67-year-old singer was admitted to a private clinic in Caracas for treatment, where he remains...

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Report: Reno Has Heart Attack

21st August 2008

LEON star JEAN RENO has been rushed to hospital after suffering a serious heart attack, according to reports. The 60-year-old was on holiday on the Caribbean island of St Barts with his wife Zofia Borucka...

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Hendrix Family Suing Each Other Over Vodka

7th March 2007

A vodka named after JIMI HENDRIX has sparked a lawsuit between two members of the late guitar legend's family. JANIE HENDRIX, the adopted stepdaughter of Jimi's father AL, is suing the company that makes Hendrix...

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Portman To Direct And Star In Amos Oz Biopic?

8th February 2007

NATALIE PORTMAN is set to direct and star in a film adaptation of Israeli author AMOS OZ's globally acclaimed autobiography. A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS recounts Oz's experiences growing up surrounded by the fighting...

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Besson Collects Award, Attacks Us Cinema

29th December 2006

French director LUC BESSON has been awarded the highest Serbian film accolade for "his contribution to the art of cinematography" - but used the occasion to attack US cinema. The LEON filmmaker was honoured with...

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Besson's Return To Directing?

6th December 2006

Acclaimed filmmaker LUC BESSON will abandon plans to quit directing if his latest film is a hit - despite announcing his retirement from the big screen earlier this year (SEP06). Animated movie ARTHUR ET LES...

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Black's Lust For Oldman

4th December 2006

JACK BLACK had no problem resisting Hollywood starlets - as he only has eyes for quirky actor GARY OLDMAN. The heavyweight comedian, currently starring in THE HOLIDAY with CAMERON DIAZ and KATE WINSLET, admits the...

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Hendrix Visited Brother In His Dreams

9th November 2006

JIMI HENDRIX's little brother LEON has revealed the late guitar legend came to him in a dream and urged him to keep the Hendrix legacy going. Leon Hendrix has just completed work on his second...

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Besson Retiring From Film-making

12th September 2006

French director LUC BESSON is giving up film-making to devote himself to civic projects helping youths in France's depressed inner cities. Besson's latest movie, ARTHUR ET LES MINIMOYS, opens in France on 13 December (06)...

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Hendrix Brother Loses Family Estate Battle

25th July 2006

JIMI HENDRIX's brother LEON has lost his appeal to take charge of the rock legend's estate. Leon Hendrix challenged the late guitarist's stepsister, JANIE, who is the sole heir to the estate, claiming she "unduly...

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Jean Reno To Marry This Weekend

25th July 2006

French actor JEAN RENO will marry his longterm girlfriend, model ZOFIA BORUCKA, in Baux-de-Provence, near Marseille, on Saturday (29JUL06). Divorcee Reno, who turns 58 the following day (30JUL06) and Borucka, 35, will wed in front...

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Besson Hints At Final Film

13th July 2006

Legendary film director LUC BESSON'S next film may be his last. The Frenchman, responsible for hits such as LEON and THE FIFTH ELEMENT, is currently working on his ninth film ARTHUR AND THE MINIMOYS. When...

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Besson Says No To Leon 2

12th July 2006

Acclaimed French film-maker LUC BESSON has ruled out a sequel to hit movie LEON in a bid to end the countless script offers he's received. The director has been flooded with possible follow-ups to the...

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Portman Can't Decide On Jewish Issue

10th July 2006

NATALIE PORTMAN is keen to teach her future children about her Jewish religion, but she struggles to meet the right Jewish man. The LEON actress was born in Israel, but her family emigrated to America...

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Tarantino: 'Who Will Play Hendrix?'

30th April 2006

QUENTIN TARANTINO fears he will have to ditch plans for a JIMI HENDRIX biopic, as he has failed to find the perfect actor to play the iconic guitarist. The maverick movie-maker has struck a deal...

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Tarantino Tackles The Purple Haze In Hendrix Biopic

25th April 2006

QUENTIN TARANTINO has reportedly signed on to direct the long-awaited JIMI HENDRIX biopic. The PULP FICTION movie-maker is huge fan of the script of the film, according to producers at Dragonslayer Films, and will team...

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Besson Becomes A Father For The Fifth Time

29th September 2005

French director LUC BESSON has become a dad for the fifth time - and the new arrival followed precedent by being another daughter. The celebrated movie-maker, 46, already has four girls - TALIA,...

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Smokey Launches Soul Food Line

25th June 2005

Soul legend SMOKEY ROBINSON has teamed up with top soul food chef LEON ISAAC KENNEDY to create a new frozen food line. The duo are the men behind the new Robinson/Kennedy food line, which...

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Portman Wants Leon Sequel

10th June 2005

STAR WARS babe NATALIE PORTMAN insists it's time for her to revisit the film that made her a teenage star - and she's just waiting for the call. The actress was just 14 when...

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Franz Ferdinand Top Nme Nominations

1st February 2005

Scots rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are leading the nominations at this year's (05) NME AWARDS. The TAKE ME OUT stars are up for Best British Band, Best Live Act, Best Single, Best Video and Best...

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Portman Devastated By Breast Infatuation

14th January 2005

NATALIE PORTMAN's quest to mature like a normal girl after her movie debut in LEON was shattered by the media's obsession with her growing breasts. The actress, then 12, was desperate to discover her...

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Portman To Go Back To School?

10th January 2005

Actress NATALIE PORTMAN has been targeted to front a new TV series about a fictitious boarding school shrouded in "drugs, elitism and pretentiousness". The sexy LEON beauty's New York pals TAYLOR MATERNE, HOBSON BROWN...

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Cusack Wins Top Hitman Poll

30th September 2004

JOHN CUSACK has been crowned cinema's greatest hitman for his role in dark comedy GROSSE POINTE BLANK. The American actor, 38, who wrote the screenplay for the 1997 movie where he plays assassin MARTIN...

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Jimi Hendrix's Brother Loses Claim To Estate

26th September 2004

JIMI HENDRIX's brother has lost out on his bid for money from the late guitarist's estate. Seattle, Washington's King County Superior Court judge JEFFREY RAMSDELL ruled instead on Friday (24SEP04) that JANIE HENDRIX, stepsister...

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Wild Bunch Tops Greatest Shoot-outs Poll

1st July 2004

Classic western THE WILD BUNCH contains the best shoot-out in movie history, according to a British film magazine poll. The ultra-violent finale of legendary director SAM PECKINPAH's 1969 film - which stars WILLIAM HOLDEN,...

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Watts Set To Play Action Lead

30th June 2004

Hollywood actress NAOMI WATTS has landed her first action role - in new spy movie DAISY SCARLETT. The OSCAR-nominated star, 35, will reportedly start work on the film once she completes filming the...

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Hendrix's Family Fight Over Royalties

29th June 2004

Late rocker JIMI HENDRIX's relatives have been battling in court for control of his posthumous releases and royalties. The PURPLE HAZE singer's brother LEON, 56, claims he's been denied his share of an...

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Oldman Facing Massive Tax Bill

21st May 2004

British star GARY OLDMAN is facing a massive tax bill in his adopted home of America, after court papers were filed in Los Angeles claiming he owes $288,000 (GBP160,000). The LEON actor has been...

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Knoxville Regrets Leon Tattoo

2nd April 2004

JACKASS star JOHNNY KNOXVILLE is regretting his latest tattoo, because his family hate it. The daredevil-turned movie star had an image of gap-toothed boxer LEON SPINKS tattooed on his left bicep - but now...

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Portman Agrees To Leon Sequel

24th December 2003

Movie beauty NATALIE PORTMAN is keen to reprise her debut film role in a sequel to cult favourite LEON. The actress, 22, first came to international recognition in her acclaimed performance as an assassin's...

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