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Ed Helms To Star In 'Epic Fail'

11th March 2014

Ed Helms will star in 'Epic Fail'.The 40-year-old actor is set to feature in Lionsgate's forthcoming film which he and producer Nicky Weinstock came up with, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Weinstock will produce through...

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Ed Helms To Star In The Naked Gun Remake

13th December 2013

The Hangover star Ed Helms is set to take Leslie Nielsen's place in a revival of The Naked Gun franchise.The funnyman will play moronic Detective Frank Drebin in the new film, which will be written...

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Leslie Nielsen's Airplane! Flies High In Comedy Survey

7th September 2012

Late screen legend Leslie Nielsen has been crowned the king of comedy - he stars in two of the funniest films ever made, according to a new survey.Nielsen's classic 1980 spoof disaster movie Airplane! was...

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Airplane! Is Funniest Ever Film

7th September 2012

'Airplane!' is the funniest film ever, according to new research.The spoof disaster movie - which starred the late Leslie Nielsen - came out top in research conducted by a panel of members of movie subscription...

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Fascinating Fact 12089

19th September 2011

Beloved actors Peter Falk, Leslie Nielsen, Tom Bosley and Jill Clayburgh were among those remembered in the sombre In Memoriam segment, alongside Jackass daredevil Ryan Dunn and Spartacus: Blood and Sand star Andy Whitfield.

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Fascinating Fact 11551

6th June 2011

Funnyman Leslie Nielsen's tombstone in Fort Lauderdale, Florida's Evergreen Cemetery reads: "Let ’er rip". The Airplane! star was famous for his on-set whoopee cushion pranks.

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Zsa Zsa Gabor To Have Child At 94?

20th April 2011

Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hollywood actress who was read her last rites in August 2010, could have another child at the age of 94. Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt wants his wife...

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Anne Francis Dies Aged 80 After Battle With Cancer

4th January 2011

ANNE FRANCIS, the American actress and star of the 1950's science fiction movie 'Forbidden Planet', has died at a nursing home in Santa Barbara, California, aged 80, reports the Press Association. Francis, who also appeared...

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Films By Recently Deceased Directors Selected For Posterity

28th December 2010

Less than two weeks after the deaths of directors Irvin Kershner and Blake Edwards, two of their films, Kershner's Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back , produced by George Lucas, and Edwards's The Pink Panther,...

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Presley Pays Tribute To Prankster Nielsen

17th December 2010

PRISCILLA PRESLEY has paid tribute to her late NAKED GUN co-star LESLIE NIELSEN in a heartfelt magazine essay.The funnyman died of complications from pneumonia, aged 84, last month (Nov10) and Presley decided to put her...

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Kellerman Remembers 'Farting' Nielsen

6th December 2010

M*A*S*H star SALLY KELLERMAN has become the latest star to pay tribute to late funnyman LESLIE NIELSEN, who died last month (28Nov10), recalling his farting prank that left co-stars feeling sure he was ill.The beloved...

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Director Zucker Remembers 'Chronic Prankster' Nielsen

30th November 2010

LESLIE NIELSEN's longtime collaborator DAVID ZUCKER has written a moving tribute piece dedicated to his late friend, honouring the actor's professionalism, dedication and his famous practical jokes.Zucker, along with his filmmaking partner brother Jerry and...

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Leslie Nielsen Death Inspires Tributes On Walk Of Fame

30th November 2010

The passing of the American comic actor Leslie Nielsen has inspired tributes from hundreds of tourists on Hollywood Boulevard's legendary 'Walk of Fame'. Visitors to Los Angeles have been pausing to remember the late 'Naked...

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Financial Issues Throw Nielsen's Final Film Into Doubt

30th November 2010

The future of LESLIE NIELSEN's final film is in doubt because the animated movie's creator is still hunting for investors to finance the project's completion.The spoof movie legend, who passed away on Sunday (28Nov10) aged...

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The Things They Say 19294

30th November 2010

"Leslie was brilliant in the part and I doubt anyone could have done it better." SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE is pleased he turned down the role of Dr. Alan Rumack in 1980 spoof AIRPLANE!, which went...

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Straight-faced Comedian Leslie Nielsen Dead At 84

29th November 2010

Leslie Nielsen, who played deadly serious roles in movies like The Poseidon Adventure and TV series like The Protectors and Bracken's World until he began playing deadly serious roles in comedies like Airplane and The...

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Leslie Nielsen Dies Aged 84 After Suffering From Pneumonia

29th November 2010

LESLIE NIELSEN, the legendary comic actor and star of 'Airplane!' and 'The Naked Gun' movies, has died aged 84, reports BBC News. Nielsen passed away in hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was being...

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Nephew Honours 'Nice Guy' Nielsen

29th November 2010

LESLIE NIELSEN's nephew has paid tribute to his late uncle in an emotional interview, describing the comic legend as a "caring, naturally funny guy" and a "truly nice man" who will be greatly missed.The Naked...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Nielsen

29th November 2010

Stars including RUSSELL BRAND, SLASH, JOSH GROBAN and NIA VARDALOS have led tributes to late comedy legend LESLIE NIELSEN, who died on Sunday (28Nov10).The Naked Gun star passed away in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 12 days...

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Leslie Neilsen Has Died

29th November 2010

Leslie Nielsen has died at the age of 84. The comedy actor - best known for his role in movies 'Airplane!' and the 'Naked Gun' series - died in his sleep as a result of...

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Comedy Legend Nielsen Dies

29th November 2010

Comic actor LESLIE NIELSEN has died of complications from pneumonia. He was 84.The Canadian star passed away surrounded by his family at a hospital near his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Sunday (28Nov10). A...

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Comedy Legend Nielsen Dies

29th November 2010

Comic actor LESLIE NIELSEN has died of complications from pneumonia. He was 84.The Canadian star passed away surrounded by his family at a hospital near his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Sunday (28Nov10). A...

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Barbara Billingsley Dies Aged 94

18th October 2010

BARBARA BILLINGSLEY, the star of 'Leave It To Beaver', died on Saturday 16th October 2010, aged 94. The actress, who played the housewife and mother 'June Cleaver' on the much-loved US sitcom, had been in...

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The Things They Say 7563

11th March 2008

"I've been called the LAURENCE OLIVIER of spoofs. I guess that would make Laurence Olivier the LESLIE NIELSEN of SHAKESPEARE." THE NAKED GUN star Leslie Nielsen muses over his reputation.

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Nielsen To Play Scrooge

2nd February 2008

Funnyman LESLIE NIELSEN is the frontrunner to play a patriotic EBENEZER SCROOGE in a new twist on CHARLES DICKENS' classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL. In the untitled comedy, a modern-day Scrooge, who is fed up with...

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Burnett + Cleese To Write Love Letters

16th July 2007

Beloved U.S. comedienne CAROL BURNETT is set to add JOHN CLEESE to her list of LOVE LETTERS co-stars. The former MONTY PYTHON star will join Burnett for the play, in which she has starred alongside...

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Carry-on Gag Wins Top Film Line

4th April 2007

A punch line from the classic British comedy CARRY ON CLEO has been named as the top one liner in a new poll. The joke, "Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!", was...

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Stars Line-up For Us Summer Game Show Marathon

1st June 2006

LESLIE NIELSEN, former 'N SYNC star LANCE BASS and pin-up BRANDE RODERICK are among the celebrities competing for charity prizes on a new summer (06) reality TV series in America, in which the stars try...

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Fascinating Fact 494

15th November 2005

CARMEN ELECTRA, LESLIE NIELSEN and SIMON REX have all signed to star in SCARY MOVIE 4. The fourth installment in the horror-spoof franchise will parody superhero movies....

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Nielsen Becomes Superhero

18th February 2004

Hollywood funnyman LESLIE NIELSEN's wacky behaviour inspired a new superhero called ZEROMAN. Zeroman is a new cartoon character with the same characteristics as Nielsen's FRANK DERBIN in the film NAKED GUN. Nielsen will...

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