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Peers Celebrate Garbo's Life

10th April 2005

Friends and acquaintances of late film legend GRETA GARBO gathered in Hollywood on Thursday (07APR05) to mark the 100th anniversary of the actress' birth year. The ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES (AMPAS)...

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Be Cool Spoof Raises A Laugh

8th March 2005

Marketing bosses at film studio MGM are hoping to boost the fortunes of JOHN TRAVOLTA's new movie BE COOL by releasing a parody of trade magazine DAILY VARIETY, featuring stories about the characters in the...

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New Bond Film Confirmed

4th February 2005

The next JAMES BOND movie will be based on late author IAN FLEMING's first book featuring the suave spy - CASINO ROYALE. GOLDENEYE director MARTIN CAMPBELL will return to the franchise for the...

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Jackman Favourite For Bond Role

19th January 2005

Australian actor HUGH JACKMAN has emerged as favourite to become the next JAMES BOND, with bookmakers tipping him to take over from departing 007 PIERCE BROSNAN. Leading British bookmakers LADBROKES and WILLIAM HILL are...

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James Bond Film In Jeopardy

9th January 2005

The next JAMES BOND film has been further delayed after a series of rows between movie mogul BARBARA BROCCOLI and distributors MGM. Broccoli is keen to return the spy franchise to the more serious,...

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Brosnan Turns Down Bond Spoof

17th November 2004

Former JAMES BOND hunk PIERCE BROSNAN has turned down the chance to reprise his role as the superspy in a QUENTIN TARANTINO 007 spoof. The KILL BILL director reportedly wanted the Irish actor to...

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Dallas Star Keel Dies

8th November 2004

DALLAS star HOWARD KEEL has lost his battle with colon cancer. He was 85. The Illinois-born actor launched to fame in 1950 as BETTY HUTTON's love interest in musical film ANNIE GET YOUR GUN....

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Mcgregor 'In Negotiations For Bond Role'

5th November 2004

Scottish hunk EWAN McGREGOR is allegedly in negotiations to take on the role of suave superspy JAMES BOND. The troubled 21st Bond installment's release date has been postponed until 2006 to allow MGM bosses...

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Moore Wants Mcgregor For Bond

21st October 2004

Former JAMES BOND star SIR ROGER MOORE is backing EWAN McGREGOR to succeed PIERCE BROSNAN as the suave superspy. The troubled 21st Bond installment's release date has been postponed until 2006 to allow MGM...

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New Bond Movie Put Back To 2006

30th September 2004

Plans to release the 21st JAMES BOND movie next year (05) have been scrapped, after MGM failed to find a director in time. Fans of the superspy will now have to wait until 2006...

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De Havilland's Silent Treatment

23rd September 2004

Silver screen icon OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND was once the victim of Hollywood "silent treatment" when she became one of the first film stars to shoot two projects at the same time. The 88-year-old actress...

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Minnelli's Kfc Treat For Dinner Party Guests

17th September 2004

LIZA MINNELLI had a quick method of catering for her guests whenever she threw lavish dinner parties - she'd buy all of the chicken from fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). The CABARET...

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Sony Will Buy Mgm Studios

14th September 2004

Hollywood's last independent studio METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER (MGM) has agreed to be bought by a partnership led by SONY in a deal worth a staggering $4.8 billion (GBP2.7 billion). The Japanese entertainment giant beat TIME WARNER...

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Hill + Mcgraw Show Off Their Courting Skills

31st August 2004

Country power couple TIM McGRAW and FAITH HILL are set to show off their tennis skills at ANDRE AGASSI's ninth Grand Slam For Children fundraiser in Las Vegas, Nevada, in October (04). The couple...

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Dogg Encourages Bootleg Of New Movie

6th August 2004

Rapper-turned-actor SNOOP DOGG is thrilled an illegal copy of his new movie SOUL PLANE has hit the "hood" - because he believes it will encourage fans to pay to see it. The GIN...

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Sony's Mgm Bid Stalls

16th July 2004

Media giant SONY's $5 billion attempt to buy Hollywood studio MGM has run into trouble. Sony is among a number of movie heavyweights hoping to take over MGM - responsible for such epics as...

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Legally Blonde Heads For Broadway

11th June 2004

REESE WITHERSPOON's hit LEGALLY BLONDE franchise is set to become a new Broadway musical. Music and lyrics for LEGALLY BLONDE - THE MUSICAL will be composed by LARRY O'KEEFE and NEIL BENJAMIN. A...

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Blonde Is Back As A Tv Show

4th June 2004

Hit movie comedy franchise LEGALLY BLONDE is heading for the small screen again after efforts to turn the project into a sitcom failed three years ago (01). Studio bosses at MGM in Hollywood are...

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Ian Fleming's Estate Rage Over Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

27th May 2004

The estate of JAMES BOND creator IAN FLEMING have filed a copyright suit against studio bosses at MGM because they're still cashing in on his CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG STORY. Fleming's family claim MGM's...

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Rupert Everett: I Won't Be The First Gay Bond

20th May 2004

British hunk RUPERT EVERETT has dismissed claims he's vying to play the first gay JAMES BOND. The IDEAL HUSBAND star - who has often been linked to the role of 007 - has ruled...

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Stallone Files Lawsuit Over Rocky Musical

16th May 2004

Hollywood star SYLVESTER STALLONE is suing METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER (MGM) for allegedly thwarting his efforts to make a sequel and Broadway musical based on his ROCKY film franchise. The action star, 57, has filed a lawsuit...

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Stallone Attacks Mgm Over Rocky Row

27th April 2004

Movie hardman SYLVESTER STALLONE is reportedly set to sue Hollywood studios MGM for backing out of an agreement to make another ROCKY movie. The 57-year-old superstar also claims the film giants are refusing to...

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Keaton Lands Mad Money Role

13th April 2004

OSCAR winning actress DIANE KEATON has landed a role in the upcoming CALLIE KHOURI comedy MAD MONEY. The SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE actress is set to play one of the three female janitors who rob...

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Beckham Wants Role For Posh In Pink Panther

2nd April 2004

Soccer superstar DAVID BECKHAM has told movie bosses he will only make his acting debut in the upcoming prequel to THE PINK PANTHER if his wife VICTORIA is given a part too. The REAL...

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Beckham Bent On Landing Pink Panther Role

26th March 2004

British soccer superstar DAVID BECKHAM is in talks to tackle his movie acting debut in the upcoming prequel to THE PINK PANTHER. But the REAL MADRID midfielder won't have to stretch himself too much...

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Brosnan In The Dark Over Bond

22nd March 2004

Irish actor PIERCE BROSNAN is still waiting to find out if he'll return as JAMES BOND for a fifth film - just a year before it's due to hit cinema screens. The star has...

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Brosnan To Be Bond Again

21st March 2004

Hollywood bosses were forced to offer PIERCE BROSNAN the chance to play JAMES BOND for a fifth time - after fans threatened to boycott the films if they replaced him. Brosnan, who last played...

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The Muppets Head To Oz

16th March 2004

Beloved TV puppets THE MUPPETS are heading for OZ in a remake of THE WIZARD OF OZ. KERMIT THE FROG, MISS PIGGY, GONZO THE GREAT and their pals will star alongside a human DOROTHY...

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Latifah Remakes Truck Turner

15th February 2004

CHICAGO star QUEEN LATIFAH is turning her hand to producing after signing a deal to oversee a remake of 1974 thriller TRUCK TURNER. The BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE actress may also take on a...

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Girls Gone Wild Producer Upset When Security Men Went Wild

15th December 2003

Security staff at Las Vegas, Nevada's MGM GRAND hotel and casino have been left red-faced after manhandling a video producer who'd just left the BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS last week (10DEC03). JOE FRANCIS, who produces...

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