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Crash Director Sues Over Royalties Dispute

4th December 2007

CRASH director PAUL HAGGIS is suing one of his co-producers on the Oscar-winning movie over $4.7 million (GBP2.3 million) in unpaid royalties. Haggis claims he is owed the millions in profits from the 2005 box...

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Cronenberg: 'Haggis Stole My Name'

30th October 2007

Director DAVID CRONENBERG will never forgive PAUL HAGGIS for naming his 2005 Oscar-winning movie after his film CRASH. Cronenberg made Crash, a movie about people who get sexually excited by car accidents, back in 1996...

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Haggis: 'I'll Never Sell My Lucky Chair'

2nd October 2007

Writer/director PAUL HAGGIS has vowed never to sell an old chair he was once given after helping a friend pen a TV script - because he's convinced the piece of furniture is his good luck...

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Haggis Denies New Film Jumps On Anti-iraq War Bandwagon

3rd September 2007

Director PAUL HAGGIS has dismissed accusations of jumping on a Hollywood anti-war bandwagon with his new movie In The Valley Of Elah, insisting the Iraq war film was a "risky" one to make. In The...

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Haggis: 'Theron Is Addicted To Deal Or No Deal'

31st August 2007

Filmmaker PAUL HAGGIS has discovered CHARLIZE THERON's secret addiction - U.S. game show DEAL OR NO DEAL. Haggis was amazed by how much time his fellow Oscar winner spent in her trailer playing a videogame...

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Newton Still Upset With Crash Director Over Rape Scene

13th February 2007

Actress THANDIE NEWTON is still upset CRASH director PAUL HAGGIS wasn't straight with her about the film's controversial "hand rape" scene - because she'd have portrayed her character differently if she'd have known. The pretty...

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Mirren Wins Again As Aarp Announce Grown-up Hits

29th January 2007

HELEN MIRREN can't stop winning acting honours - now she's claimed Best Actress at the American Association of Retired People (AARP) Magazine's Movies for Grown-ups Awards. The British star of THE QUEEN joins DONALD SUTHERLAND...

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The Queen Leads Bafta Nominations

12th January 2007

THE QUEEN and CASINO ROYALE look set to be the big winners at this year's (07) British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards, after leading the nominations for next month's (11FEB07) ceremony at...

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Yari Loses Crash Battle

28th December 2006

Producer BOB YARI's lawsuit against the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences and the Producers Guild Of America to seek producing credit for CRASH has been thrown out of a Los Angeles court. Filmmaker...

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Mcgraw To Play Police Chief In Star-studded Movie

11th December 2006

TIM MCGRAW has joined the all-star cast of Oscar winner PAUL HAGGIS' new movie, in which he'll play a cop. The country star, who made his movie debut in football film FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, will...

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The Things They Say 3095

15th October 2006

"I hoped it had disappeared and gone off my resume. But every time I see (GEORGE) CLOONEY, he reminds me of it, and busts me before I can bust him." CRASH writer PAUL HAGGIS on...

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Oscar-winning Producer Crashes Her Own Premiere

17th August 2006

CRASH producer CATHY SCHULMAN was forced to attend the premiere of her latest movie as the guest of actor PAUL GIAMATTI, because of her ongoing feud with former business partner BOB YARI. Schulman and Yari...

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Crash Producers Sue Cable Network

20th July 2006

CRASH director/writer PAUL HAGGIS and producers MARK HARRIS and ROBERT MORESCO are suing American cable network Lifetime for claiming their new series ANGELA'S EYES was made by the "producers of Academy-Award winning movie Crash". TOM...

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Cameron And Haggis To Star In Entourage

15th July 2006

TITANIC director JAMES CAMERON had specific scripts requests when he agreed to play himself in US TV show ENTOURAGE. The film-maker 'directs' a blockbuster entitled AQUAMAN which stars ADRIAN GRENIER's actor character VINCENT CHASE. Entourage...

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Curtis And Crash Film-makers Honoured By Humanitas

29th June 2006

Screenwriters RICHARD CURTIS, PAUL HAGGIS and BOBBY MORESCO took home the top prizes for their "liberating" work at the annual Humanitas Prize awards ceremony in Los Angeles yesterday (28JUN06). Haggis and Moresco were awarded $25,000...

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Tuesday Declared 'Crash Day' In Los Angeles

30th March 2006

The city of Los Angeles has declared Tuesday (04APR06) 'Crash Day' in honour of this year's Best Picture Oscar winner CRASH and its message of racial tolerance among LA's residents. Los Angeles Mayor ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA...

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Haggis Strips Bond Of Gadgets

8th March 2006

Oscar winner PAUL HAGGIS is currently working on the latest JAMES BOND film CASINO ROYALE, and is determined to make the new movie different by stripping the superspy of his fancy gadgets. The writer/director of...

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Haggis Shocked By Crash Win

7th March 2006

CRASH director PAUL HAGGIS refused to listen to rumours that his film would beat BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN for the Best Picture Oscar and still can't believe he actually won. The Canadian native thought the much-hyped Brokeback...

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Haggis Undaunted By Crash Lawsuits

7th March 2006

CRASH writer/director PAUL HAGGIS has rubbished reports his film's win for Best Picture Oscar is marred because of a lawsuit amongst the film's producers. BOB YARI and three of the film's producers were removed from...

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Three Wins For Capote At Independent Spirit Awards

5th March 2006

CAPOTE was given a last-minute Oscars boost at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California yesterday (04MAR06) when the biopic claimed three of five honours, including a Best Actor prize for PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN....

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Legal Clash For Crash Producers

3rd March 2006

CRASH producer BOB YARI is suing Academy Award organisers after his name was removed from the film's credits for the Oscars. Only two producers from each film nominated in the Best Picture category are eligible...

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London Critics Honour Constant Gardener Stars

9th February 2006

RALPH FIENNES's week took a turn for the better yesterday (08FEB06) when the newly-dumped star of THE CONSTANT GARDENER picked up a Best British Actor nod at the London Film Critics' Circle awards - while...

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Brokeback And Crash Win Writers Awards

5th February 2006

The writers of gay cowboy romance BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and racial drama CRASH were honoured at the Writers Guild Awards (WGA) on Saturday (04FEB06) with one gong each. Brokeback Mountain scribes LARRY McMURTRY and DIANA...

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Bond Begins Filming Without Key Cast

1st February 2006

JAMES BOND producers are still looking for a new Bond girl even though latest 007 adventure, CASINO ROYALE, has already started shooting in Prague, Czech Republic. Pre-production on the film started last week...

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Dillon Sad For Crash Co-stars

1st February 2006

Hollywood heart-throb MATT DILLON found his Oscar nomination bittersweet yesterday (31JAN06) - because he is the only member of the CRASH cast to be nominated for a performance in PAUL HAGGIS' acclaimed deconstruction of racial...

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Brokeback Mountain Wins Lee Dga Honour

29th January 2006

ANG LEE has won another award for BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN after his controversial movie was named Best Feature Film at the Directors Guild Of America (DGA) Awards last night (28JAN06). Brokeback Mountain is now the...

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