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Mike Newell: Reykjavik Is Triumph Of Human Spirit

23rd November 2012

Mike Newell thinks 'Reykjavik' is a ''triumph of the human spirit''.The director - best known for helming 'Four Weddings And A Funeral' - is excited about his upcoming historical drama about the end of the...

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Christoph Waltz To Play Mikhail Gorbachev

15th October 2012

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS star Christoph Waltz is set to play former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the upcoming film Reykjavik.Waltz will portray the Communist statesman in Mike Newell's new picture about a 1986 meeting between...

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Christoph Waltz To Portray Gorbachev

15th October 2012

Christoph Waltz is set to play Mikhail Gorbachev in a film about the end of the Cold War.The 'Water For Elephants' actor has signed up to play the Soviet leader in 'Reykjavik' opposite Michael Douglas,...

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Michael Douglas To Play Ronald Reagan

30th August 2012

Michael Douglas is set to play former US president Ronald Reagan in a new movie.The Oscar-winning actor - who is a huge supporter of the Democrat party - is in talks to portray the Republican...

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Angelina Jolie Louis Vuitton Ad Released

13th June 2011

Angelina Jolie has officially been unveiled as the new face of Louis Vuitton, with a sneak peak of the actress's first ad released today (12th June 2011). Angelina Jolie features in the 'Core Values' campaign,...

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Sharon Stone, Spacey And Schwarzenegger Celebrate Mikhail Gorbachev's 80th

31st March 2011

The stars of Hollywood turned out in force in London on Wednesday night (30Mar11) to celebrate former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's 80th birthday - Sharon Stone and Arnold Schwarzenegger were among the celebrity guests.The Nobel...

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Bono & Spielberg Up For Gorbachev Award

10th March 2011

Bono and Steven Spielberg are among the nine nominees up for an annual award handed out by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.Google boss Sergei Brin and former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are...

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Scott Planning To Make Reagan Movie

26th February 2008

Director SIR RIDLEY SCOTT is making a new movie about late U.S. president RONALD REAGAN's dealings with former Soviet leader MIKHAIL GORBACHEV. The as-yet-untitled film will reportedly focus on the pair's famous 1986 summit conference...

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Gorbachev Leaves Hospital

29th November 2006

LATEST: MIKHAIL GORBACHEV was discharged from a German hospital today (29NOV06) after undergoing surgery to repair the cartoid artery in his neck. The last leader of the Soviet Union was admitted to an exclusive clinic...

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Gorbachev Undergoes Neck Operation

23rd November 2006

MIKHAIL GORBACHEV underwent an operation to repair an artery in his neck in Germany on Tuesday (21NOV06). The last leader of the Soviet Union was admitted to an exclusive clinic in Munich on Sunday (19NOV06)...

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Gabriel Wins Man Of Peace Award

17th November 2006

Former GENESIS rocker PETER GABRIEL received the annual Man of Peace award today (17NOV06) from a foundation headed by former Soviet leader MIKHAIL GORBACHEV. Gabriel won the award for his work promoting human rights and...

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The Things They Say 1837

12th April 2006

"NICOLE KIDMAN is extraordinary. RUSSELL CROWE is very good as well, though I know he has some problems. I understand SHARON STONE has a new film out, which I'm anxious to see." Former Soviet President...

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Tearful Hatcher Recalls Childhood Abuse

7th April 2006

Actress TERI HATCHER broke down in tears during a press conference yesterday (06APR06) as she spoke about her painful memories of being a child sex abuse victim. The DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star was talking at an...

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Ali Awarded Peace Prize

18th December 2005

Crusading boxing legend MUHAMMAD ALI has been awarded a prestigious German peace prize for his efforts to promote the work of the United Nations. The former world heavyweight champion, who suffers from Parkinson's disease,...

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Geldof Named Man Of Peace

28th October 2005

SIR BOB GELDOF has been named the 2005 Man Of Peace by winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for his "outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace". The Live 8 organiser will be...

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Muhammad Ali Honoured With Peace Prize

16th March 2005

Boxing icon MUHAMMAD ALI will be awarded a prestigious German peace prize later this year (05) for his civil rights work with the UNITED NATIONS (UN). The former world heavyweight champion travels to Berlin...

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Franz Frontman To Lecture At Edinburgh

14th January 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS will lecture Edinburgh University students about the power of Scottish music next month (02FEB05). The Scots TAKE ME OUT star will discuss the country's part in 21st Century music...

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Islam Remains Barred From Us

7th January 2005

British singer YUSUF ISLAM remains barred from America, as US authorities insist he is still a security threat. The PEACE TRAIN hitmaker, formerly known as CAT STEVENS, was removed from a London-to-Washington flight in...

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Bono And Marquez Defends Argentina's Debt

30th July 2004

Rock star BONO and writer GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ have signed a statement that has appeared in American newspapers - defending Argentina's debt restructuring offer. The U2 singer, NOBEL literature laureate Marquez and former Soviet...

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Bush Snr's Birthday Leap

14th June 2004

Ex US President GEORGE BUSH celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday (13JUN04) by skydiving from 4,000 metres (13,000 feet) above Texas. While his son, current American premier GEORGE W BUSH and friends including former Soviet...

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Bush Senior Still Plans To Skydive

10th June 2004

Former American President GEORGE BUSH is refusing to allow the death of his White House predecessor RONALD REAGAN stop his plans to skydive on his 80th birthday. Bush - father of current premier GEORGE...

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Mikhail Won't Jump With Bush

25th May 2004

Former Soviet President MIKHAIL GORBACHEV has turned down an invite to parachute jump with GEORGE BUSH on the former American President's 80th birthday. Gorbachev will join the celebrations for Bush's landmark birthday next month...

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Bill And Hillary In The Running For Grammys

7th December 2003

The recent GRAMMY nomination announcements have prompted an unlikely duo to celebrate - former American president BILL CLINTON and his wife HILLARY. The political pair have picked up a Grammy nod each this year...

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Gorbachev Patents His Own Name

24th October 2003

Former Soviet Union leader MIKHAIL GORBACHEV has patented his own name, nickname and birthmarked forehead, to stop advertisers exploiting him. The copyright of 'Gorbachev' and 'GORBY' comes after a Russian vodka distributor used a...

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Christopher Reeve: Sometimes I Want To Die

24th October 2003

Paraplegic movie actor CHRISTOPHER REEVE sometimes wishes he was no longer alive following his crippling accident. The SUPERMAN star, who was paralysed when he was thrown from a horse in 1995, says his will...

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