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Phil Spector Appeal Heading For Supreme Court

16th December 2011

Jailed music legend Phil Spector is taking his fight for freedom to the highest court in the U.S.The pioneering producer was sentenced to 19 years to life in 2009 after he was found guilty of...

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Brian Wilson's 'Amazing' Psychedelic Tracks

20th November 2011

Brian Wilson's "output was amazing" when he was heavily into psychedelic drugs. The Beach Boys member developed bizarre beliefs - such as producer Phil Spector trying to murder him - and became so paranoid he...

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Phil Spector To Earn Fortune From Album Releases

29th September 2011

Jailed music mogul Phil Spector is set to earn thousands of dollars behind bars from the re-release of his back catalogue.Record bosses at Sony Music have announced they will put out 12 albums of Spector-produced...

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The Things They Say 22938

26th September 2011

"I'm not saying it glamorises him, but you can't avoid the sort of, not the spectacular... the fascination of that kind of personality. You can't avoid the eccentricity of it, the extremeness of it, you...

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Dame Helen Mirren: 'Working With Al Pacino Was Highlight Of My Life'

22nd September 2011

Dame Helen Mirren was thrilled to work with her acting hero Al Pacino in the upcoming Phil Spector movie, branding the experience "one of the highlights" of her life.The British actress signed up to play...

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Lana Clarkson's Friends Still Upset With Mamet Over Phil Spector Film

21st September 2011

Friends and family of tragic actress Lana Clarkson are demanding to know why a new TV movie about record producer Phil Spector's lengthy murder trial is on lockdown.Spector was convicted of Clarkson's 2003 murder in...

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Helen Mirren Against Young People Getting Plastic Surgery

27th August 2011

Helen Mirren is against young people getting plastic surgery and thinks it is "horrific" when they do.Speaking to InStyle magazine, the OSCAR-winning actress said "The only thing I don't like on young people is plastic...

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Jerry Lieber Dies

23rd August 2011

'Hound Dog' songwriter Jerry Leiber has died aged 78.The musician - who along with writing partner Mike Stoller wrote huge hits including 'Stand By Me', 'Yakety-Yak' and 'Jailhouse Rock'...

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The Things They Say 22610

19th August 2011

"He's just so great. Honestly, he's, I think, one of the greatest living actors and to be opposite him and watching him work, it's really, really thrilling." Oscar winner Dame Helen Mirren is in awe...

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Court Refusing To Consider Phil Spector's Murder Appeal Bid

18th August 2011

Incarcerated music mogul Phil Spector's latest attempt to overturn his murder conviction has been quashed after officials at the California Supreme Court refused to consider his appeal.The record producer, 71, was found guilty of the...

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Helen Mirren Ignores Threats And Starts 'Phil Spector' Movie

2nd August 2011

A defiant Helen Mirren arrived on the set of the upcoming Phil Spector biopic this week, despite receiving warnings to pull out or face "serious consequences". The Oscar-winning actress is refusing to back down from...

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Helen Mirren Beats Elle Macpherson To 'Body Of The Year'

1st August 2011

Helen Mirren, the 66-year-old British actress, has fended off stiff competition to win the LA Fitness award for 'Body of the Year'. The Oscar-winner gained a total of 17.65% of the vote, putting her well...

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Dame Helen Mirren Ignores Protesters' Pleas To Pull Out Of Phil Spector Movie

31st July 2011

Dame Helen Mirren has ignored calls to drop out of an upcoming biopic about disgraced music mogul Phil Spector.The veteran British actress prompted outrage among friends of Spector's victim, murdered actress Lana Clarkson, after signing...

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Bette Midler Replaced By Helen Mirren After Back Injury

19th July 2011

Bette Midler has been replaced by British actress Helen Mirren on Hbo's upcoming Phil Spector biopic, according to The Wrap. Midler was forced to pull out of the project last week after suffering a herniated...

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Dame Helen Mirren Replaces Bette Midler In Spector Film

19th July 2011

Oscar-winner Dame Helen Mirren is to replace Bette Midler in a new biopic about disgraced music mogul Phil Spector.Midler was forced to pull out of the project due to a herniated disc in her back...

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Protest Planned Over Phil Spector Movie

15th July 2011

Furious friends of murdered actress Lana Clarkson are planning a campaign demanding TV industry bosses shun a controversial movie about her killer, Phil Spector.Al Pacino is stepping into the role of the incarcerated music producer...

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Injured Bette Midler Pulls Out Of Phil Spector Biopic

13th July 2011

Veteran entertainer Bette Midler has pulled out of her role as music mogul Phil Spector's attorney in a new TV movie after injuring her back.The singer/actress was cast as Linda Kenney Baden in May (11)...

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Will Hbo Film Whitewash Phil Spector?

16th June 2011

Recent comments by writer-director David Mamet that he believes onetime record producer Phil Spector is not guilty of the murder of actress Lana Clarkson have infuriated Clarkson's friends. Interviewed by the London Financial Times about...

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Lana Clarkson's Pals Fear David Mamet's Spector Movie

16th June 2011

Friends of tragic actress Lana Clarkson fear playwright David Mamet will portray Phil Spector with "sympathy" in an upcoming movie after he reportedly insisted the legendary music producer is innocent of her murder.Mamet sensationally told...

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Phil Spector Appeal Bid Dismissed Again

27th May 2011

Jailed music mogul Phil Spector has had his latest attempt to overturn his murder conviction rejected by California court officials.The record producer, 71, was found guilty of the murder of actress Lana Clarkson and sentenced...

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Bette Midler To Play Phil Spector's Attorney

24th May 2011

Bette Midler has been cast as the attorney who tried to keep music mogul Phil Spector out of jail in a new TV movie.The singer/actress will join Jeffrey Tambor and Al Pacino in the untitled...

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Phil Spector Lawyers Want Appeal Rejection Reconsidered

18th May 2011

Phil Spector is refusing to give up his fight for freedom - he has instructed his lawyers to continue appealing his murder conviction after his latest bid was rejected earlier this month (May11).The imprisoned record...

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Pink Floyd Reunite Onstage

13th May 2011

Surviving Pink Floyd members Roger Waters, Nick Mason and David Gilmour were reunited onstage last night (12.05.11).The guitarist and drummer of the legendary psychedelic rockers joined Roger for his solo concert rendition of the group's...

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Phil Spector Has Murder Conviction Upheld

4th May 2011

Phil Spector, the American music producer noted for his "Wall of Sound" technique, has had his murder conviction appeal turned down by a Californian court, reports the Associated Press. In 2009, Phil Spector was sentenced...

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Phil Spector Loses Appeal

2nd May 2011

A panel of California appeals judges have upheld Phil Spector's murder conviction, insisting the record producer received a fair trial.They unanimously rejected an appeal of his 2009 murder conviction on Monday (02May11). After a mistrial,...

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Phil Spector Appealing Murder Conviction

14th April 2011

Phil Spector is launching a third appeal against his conviction for murder. The pop producer is currently serving a 19-year-to-life sentence for the second degree murder of 40-year-old actress Lana Clarkson in 2003, but his...

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Phil Spector Appeals Murder Conviction

13th April 2011

Movie producer Phil Spector has asked a California appeals court to overturn his murder conviction on the grounds the trial judge swayed the jury by pointing to blood spots at the hitmaker's home in a...

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Phil Spector Settles $1 Million Legal Fee Lawsuit

7th March 2011

Jailed music mogul Phil Spector has settled his legal dispute with attorney Robert Shapiro over a $1 million (£667,000) retainer fee, just days before a trial was due to begin.The famed producer was fighting to...

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Phil Spector Not Allowed To Leave Prison For Legal Fees Trial

26th February 2011

Prison authorities are refusing to allow jailed music producer PHIL SPECTOR to attend court when his bid to recoup $1 million (£666,700) in legal fees from a celebrity attorney goes before a jury on 7...

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Neil Diamond To Celebrate Birthday With Hall Of Fame Induction

24th January 2011

NEIL DIAMOND, the American singer-songwriter who turns 70-years-old today, will be celebrating once again in March when he is inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, reports BBC News. The 'Sweet Caroline'...

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