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9th September 2014

"Gene Wilder said, 'I will not do the movie if you're in it.'" Actor/director Mel Brooks on why he doesn't appear in his cult classic Young Frankenstein.

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Mel Brooks Brings Fake Finger To Hollywood Hand And Footprint Ceremony

9th September 2014

Funnyman Mel Brooks has left his mark on Hollywood Boulevard by adding a fake finger to his hand and footprint ceremony on Monday (08Sep14).The actor/director made no mention of his prank as he kneeled down...

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9th September 2014

Veteran comedian Mel Brooks left an eccentric mark when he made his hand and foot prints outside the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Monday (08Sep14) - he wore a prosthetic sixth finger on...

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Stars Remember Paul Mazursky At Memorial Service

6th September 2014

Mel Brooks, Molly Ringwald and Richard Dreyfuss were among the stars who turned out to pay tribute to director Paul Mazursky at a memorial service in California on Friday (05Sep14).The Oscar-nominated moviemaker passed away on...

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Little Rascals Not So Little Anymore: The Cast Recreate The Poster 20 Years On

By Charlotte Court | 4th September 2014

They shot to fame and gained a momentous audience following in 1994 as a rag-tag group of troublesome kids in the American comedy Little Rascals. The little people that gave us so much joy in...

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Stars Tweet Tributes To Late Director Paul Mazursky

2nd July 2014

A host of stars including Lena Dunham, Mel Brooks and Sandra Bernhard have spoken out to pay their respects to director Paul Mazursky following his death on Monday (30Jun14).The five-times Oscar nominated director passed away...

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The Things They Say: 4176795

2nd May 2014

"I'm still seriously thinking about it. I think it'll work. I've written a couple of songs already. I just have to talk to people... and think about how to do it. I'd like to open...

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The Things They Say: 4176421

2nd May 2014

"I have people coming in to give me awards. Every 45 minutes, roughly, someone will knock on my door and give me the United Jewish something or other. I always get an award every day."...

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Mel Brooks: 'I Feared Blazing Saddles Would Lead To Race Riots'

1st May 2014

Veteran filmmaker Mel Brooks feared his outrageous 1974 movie Blazing Saddles would drive him into hiding - because of the use of the N-word and his irreverent humour.The Young Frankenstein director imagined filmgoers rioting in...

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Pioneer And Legend In Comedy Sid Caesar Saluted By Friends And Colleagues

By Victoria Pavlova | 13th February 2014

Wednesday saw another tragedy in showbiz, with the death of comedian and TV pioneer Sid Caesar. He was 91. In the early years of his career, was the star and creator of Your Show of...

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Sid Caesar's Comedy Pals Lead Tributes To Late Star

13th February 2014

Sid Caesar's comedy co-horts Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks and Woody Allen are leading the tributes to the veteran funnyman following his death on Wednesday (12Feb14) at the age of 91.The Tv icon was the star...

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Mr. Peabody In A Brand New Adventure For 2013, Cartoon To Big Screen [Trailer + Pictures]

By Jack de Aguilar | 1st November 2013

It’s not easy being the world's smartest and most brilliant dog. In fact, it’s pretty darn difficult. Mr. Peabody is taking his endless adventure pallet onto the big screen, with a time-travelling yarn through ancient...

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Comic Mel Brooks Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award From American Film Institute

By Joe Wilde | 7th June 2013

Mel Brooks became the 41st recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award at Thursday (June 6) night's handing-out ceremony. Upon receiving award the director of such comic greats as Young Frankenstein and Blazing...

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Mel Brooks Honoured In Hollywood

7th June 2013

Martin Scorsese, Billy Crystal and David Lynch were among the stars who turned out in Hollywood on Thursday (06Jun13) to applaud the career of Mel Brooks as he was feted by the American Film Institute.The...

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6th June 2013

"I've got all the awards I need, but if I run out of money, I can pay the rent selling my Emmys, Grammys, Oscar and Tonys on eBay." Veteran funnyman Mel Brooks on his secret...

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Mel Brooks To Receive Prestigious Afi Honour

20th May 2013

Veteran funnyman Mel Brooks is to be honoured with the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.The Blazing Saddles director will receive the 41st honour from fellow legendary Hollywood moviemaker Martin Scorsese at a ceremony next...

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Fascinating Fact: 3642717

4th May 2013

Funnyman Mel Brooks replaced Robert Downey, Jr. as a guest on U.S. late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live! at the last minute on Thursday (02May13) when the Iron Man 3 star's interview had to be rescheduled...

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#Funny: Twitter Launches Comedy Festival Featuring Mel Brooks

By Michael West | 22nd April 2013

Twitter is spreading its wings into the world of comedy and launching its own comedy festival played out in just 140 characters and six-second videos. Twitter is teaming up with Comedy Central for the 'ComedyFest'...

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Mel Brooks Was Run Over By A Car In His Youth

5th April 2013

Actor Mel Brooks has credited his older brother with saving his life after he was run over by a limousine in his youth.The Blazing Saddles star was skating in the street near his home in...

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Mel Brooks Begged Richard Pryor For 'N' Word Blessing

16th November 2012

Comedy legend Mel Brooks had to call on Richard Pryor's help while making cult movie Blazing Saddles - because there were so many jokes surrounding the 'N' word.The moviemaker admits he was so worried about...

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Mel Brooks Lands Lifetime Achievement Award

5th October 2012

Comedy legend Mel Brooks has landed a lifetime achievement award from the board of the American Film Institute (Afi).The director and star of The Producers will accept the trophy at a gala dinner held in...

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Simon Pegg Doesn't Like 3d

24th June 2012

Simon Pegg is not a fan of 3D.The 'Shaun of the Dead' star doesn't like to see movies with computer imagery as he feels like it is an ''intrusion''.He said: ''I'm not a fan of...

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David Lynch And Mel Brooks Pick Up Honorary Degrees

14th June 2012

David Lynch thanked Mel Brooks for launching his career by hiring him to direct The Elephant Man as they both accepted honorary degrees from the American Film Institute (Afi) on Wednesday (13Jun12).The filmmakers donned traditional...

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David Lynch And Mel Brooks To Receive Honorary Afi Degrees

30th May 2012

Filmmakers David Lynch and Mel Brooks are set to be handed honorary degrees from the American Film Institute (Afi) in recognition of their lengthy careers.Both men will receive doctorates of fine arts degrees for "contribution...

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Most-watched Show Sunday? 60 Minutes

16th April 2012

With its hour-long tribute to Mike Wallace on Sunday, CBS's 60 Minutes easily became the most-watched show of the night, averaging 10.8 million viewers. The program featured Wallace interviewing such celebrities as Johnny Carson, Ronald...

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Fascinating Fact 9363

25th May 2010

MEL BROOKS and TIPPI HEDREN were among the stars who paid tribute to late actor JOHN FORSYTHE at the Hollywood Park racetrack on Sunday (23May10). Racing fan Forsythe died on 1 April (10) and his...

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16th April 2010

Funnyman MEL BROOKS is to be honoured with the 2,406th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The man behind cult films Young Frankenstein, The Producers and Blazing Saddles will unveil his star in front...

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Film Greats To Appear At Hollywood Festival

9th April 2010

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) channel has lined up an all-star cast of Hollywood veterans to appear at its upcoming Classic Film Festival from April 22-25 and discuss their experiences making some of the most memorable...

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16th March 2010

"Anytime I'm depressed, all I've got to do is sit in the audience of Young Frankenstein and listen to the roars, the gales of laughter rolling over me." MEL BROOKS cheers himself up with trips...

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Brooks Planning Blazing Saddles Musical

16th March 2010

MEL BROOKS is hoping to follow the success of stage adaptations of movies YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and THE PRODUCERS by turning cult 1974 film BLAZING SADDLES into a new musical.The moviemaker has reportedly written two songs...

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