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Barbra Streisand Blames 27-Year Stage Absence On Funny Girl Fall Out

16th September 2014

Barbra Streisand has opened up about her 27-year absence from the stage, confessing she shied away from the concert spotlight after becoming the target of a cultural backlash following her interracial kiss with Egyptian actor...

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Omar Sharif Was Sure Lawrence Of Arabia Would Be A Film Flop

14th November 2012

Veteran actor Omar Sharif was convinced movie classic Lawrence Of Arabia would be a "boring" box office flop because the 1962 film featured an all-male cast.The British epic, directed by David Lean and starring Peter...

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Omar Sharif Jr Comes Out As Gay And Half-jewish

20th March 2012

In an open letter to Advocate magazine, Omar Sharif Jr (the grandson of the Dr Zhivago actor, Omar Sharif) has come out - in his own words 'hesitantly' - as being gay. In the same...

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Omar Sherif Jr Gay: Star Hesitantly Comes Out

19th March 2012

Omar Sherif Jr, the grandson of the multi award winning actor Omar Sharif, "hesitantly confessed" to being gay in an article published on The Advocate on Sunday (March 18, 2012).The actor also announced that he...

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Herzog Says Lawrence Of Arabia "Not That Good"

14th December 2011

Receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Dubai International Film Festival, famed German director Werner Herzog ( Aguirre, the Wrath of God; Nosferatu; Cave of Forgotten Dreams ) has disparaged Lawrence of Arabia as "not...

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Omar Sharif Strikes Woman For Cutting Queue?

28th October 2011

Omar Sharif could find himself in hot water after allegedly striking a woman in the face, when she became overly persistent in trying to get a photograph with the legendary actor, according to the UK's...

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Omar Sharif Accused Of Slapping Female Reporter At Doha Film Festival

27th October 2011

Egyptian movie star Omar Sharif shocked onlookers at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival in Qatar on Thursday (27Oct11) when he appeared to slap a female reporter in the face.The Lawrence of Arabia star, 79, was...

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Fascinating Fact 11070

10th March 2011

The wannabe actor who helped Kirk Douglas onstage at the Oscars and raised a laugh as he challenged the old-time star to a battle over his cane was movie veteran Omar Sharif's grandson.

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Sharif: 'Egypt Faces Uncertain Future'

1st February 2011

Veteran actor OMAR SHARIF fears for the future of his native Egypt as protesters call for the resignation of long-serving President Hosni Mubarak, because he's convinced his countrymen "do not know what they want".The uprising...

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Fascinating Fact 8829

11th February 2010

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO actor OMAR SHARIF is to star in a modern-day version of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's KING LEAR, set in Egypt.

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Sharif Has 'No Intention' Of Paying Up In Valet Row

10th July 2008

Egyptian actor OMAR SHARIF reportedly has no plans to pay the $455,000 (GBP227,500) he owes to a car park attendant following a 2005 incident, despite admitting to assaulting the man. The Doctor Zhivago star, 76,...

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Sharif Ordered To Pay Valet Damages

21st February 2008

Veteran actor OMAR SHARIF has been ordered to pay $318,000 (GBP159,000) in damages to a car park attendant he punched in 2005. The Doctor Zhivago star was leaving Mastro's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills, California when...

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The Things They Say 4076

17th February 2007

"It made me the hero of the whole of France. To headbutt a cop is the dream of every Frenchman." OMAR SHARIF has no regrets about assaulting a police officer in 2003, for which he...

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Sharif Pleads No Contest To Battery Charge

14th February 2007

LATEST: Actor OMAR SHARIF pleaded no contest to misdemeanour battery charges in Beverly Hills, California yesterday (13FEB07), and was ordered to take an anger management class. The DOCTOR ZHIVAGO star was accused of punching a...

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Spears' Wild Night Out In Manhattan

13th February 2007

BRITNEY SPEARS stunned revellers at Manhattan, New York's Club One at the weekend (11FEB07) by stripping down to her underwear and cavorting with a female dancer. The single mum told friends she was unhappy with...

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Britney Denies Lesbian Orgy Slurs

8th February 2007

Britney Spears has denied reports she had a series of lesbian affairs during her marriage to Kevin Federline.The multi-million selling singer split up with her estranged husband last year and has since initiated divorce proceedings....

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Sharif In Court Today To Defend 'Drunken Rage' Charges

6th February 2007

Veteran actor OMAR SHARIF will appear in court in Los Angeles today (06FEB07) to face charges he allegedly hit a man on the head in a "drunken rage". Beverly Hills parking attendant JUAN ANDERSON alleges...

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O'toole And Sharif Reteam For Biblical Epic

24th October 2006

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA stars PETER O'TOOLE and OMAR SHARIF have teamed up for a star-studded new biblical epic, which also features former BROS drummer LUKE GOSS and THE LORD OF THE RINGS actor JOHN RHYS-DAVIES....

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Streisand Hits Back At Controversial New Biography

7th April 2006

Singer/actress BARBRA STREISAND has blasted an unofficial new biography which explores her love life as "mean-spirited mythology". BARBRA: THE WAY SHE IS by CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON claims Streisand is "cheap", has a "MARIA CALLAS-sized ego", is...

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Streisand's 'Sexual Conquests' Revealed In New Biography

27th March 2006

A new biography of BARBRA STREISAND alleges the superstar's list of lovers includes DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES' former husband PRINCE CHARLES and her lover DODI FAYED. BARBRA: THE WAY SHE IS by CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON claims...

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Pakistani And Indian Film Industries Bury Feud

13th March 2006

Pakistani film-maker OMAR SHARIF has agreed to direct Indian comedy TUM MERE HO, signalling an easing of tensions between the two countries. The former comedian will begin shooting the movie in southern India later this...

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Soderbergh Pans Sharif's Che!

23rd February 2006

Director STEVEN SODERBERGH is confident his upcoming biopic on Argentine revolutionary ERNESTO 'CHE' GUEVARA will be better than the 1969 original. Egyptian actor OMAR SHARIF played the medical student-turned communist, who assisted FIDEL CASTRO's...

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Russia Reclaims Dr Zhivago

15th February 2006

A Russian director is making a new homegrown film version of classic novel DR ZHIVAGO in a bid to correct the inaccuracies in the Academy Award-winning US-made 1965 movie. DAVID LEAN's film starring OMAR...

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Russia Reclaims Dr Zhivago

15th February 2006

A Russian director is making a new homegrown film version of classic novel DR ZHIVAGO in a bid to correct the inaccuracies in the Academy Award-winning US-made 1965 movie. DAVID LEAN's film starring OMAR...

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Zhivago Gets A Musical Touch

17th January 2006

Classic movie DR ZHIVAGO has been turned into a new stage musical, which will debut in San Diego, California, on its way to Broadway, New York. Based on BORIS PASTERNAK's 1958 Nobel Prize-winning novel,...

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Grumpy Sharif Happy To Be Single

19th December 2005

Ageing actor OMAR SHARIF is relieved he isn't married because he's such a grumpy morning person. The Egyptian-born star, 73, who has been romantically linked to a string of beauties in his lifetime, is...

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Sharif Dismisses Media Love-life Reports

19th December 2005

Veteran actor OMAR SHARIF wishes his lovelife was more like the stories he reads about himself in the papers, because reports have always claimed he has romanced the most beautiful women in the world....

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Sharif Pleads Innocence In Assault Case

7th December 2005

LATEST: Egyptian film legend OMAR SHARIF has pleaded not guilty to attacking a parking attendant in a Beverly Hills, California court. In a lawsuit filed in October (05), car valet JUAN ANDERSON alleged the...

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Sharif Denies Valet Attack

26th October 2005

LATEST: Movie legend OMAR SHARIF has hit out at claims he attacked a California parking attendant who refused to allow him to pay a parking fine in European Euros. In a lawsuit filed at...

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Sharif Sued

25th October 2005

Film legend OMAR SHARIF is set to be sued by a US parking attendant who alleges the star punched him and shouted racial abuse after a payment dispute. The LAWRENCE OF ARABIA star was...

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