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Woody Allen Will Be Honoured At Golden Globes With Lifetime Achievement Award

By Joe Wilde | 14th September 2013

Woody Allen is to be awarded the Golden Globes' Cecil B. De Mille Award at next years awards show, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced on Friday, 13 September. The prolific writer, director, producer...

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Stars Turn Out For Tony Bennett's Birthday Bash

5th August 2013

Veteran crooner Tony Bennett mingled with the cream of Hollywood from John Travolta to Sidney Poitier at his birthday party in California on Saturday night (03Aug13).The singer turned 87 on Saturday and he was the...

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Sidney Poitier Thanks Good Samaritan Who Taught Him How To Read

13th June 2013

Actor Sidney Poitier has reached out to publicly thank the good Samaritan who taught him to read over six decades ago while working as a dishwasher at a New York diner.In the Heat of the...

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29th May 2013

Tom Cruise, Mark Wahlberg and Sidney Poitier are among the stars who helped media magnate Sumner Redstone celebrate his 90th birthday on Monday (27May13) during a lavish 1930s-themed bash at his Beverly Hills, California home.

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Sidney Poitier Nursing Head Injury After Fall

10th February 2013

Hollywood legend Sidney Poitier is recovering after reportedly injuring his head in a nasty fall at his home in California.The iconic actor, 85, was recently photographed being pushed in a wheelchair and sporting a bandaged...

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Denzel Washington Heading Back To Broadway

28th December 2012

Denzel Washington is reportedly set to follow in the footsteps of Sidney Poitier and Sean '' Combs by starring in a Broadway revival of A Raisin In The Sun.The Hollywood actor won a coveted Tony...

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Quentin Tarantino Was Uncomfortable Shooting Django's Slave Plantation Scenes

17th December 2012

Director Quentin Tarantino sought the advice of acting icon Sidney Poitier before starting to shoot Django Unchained because he was "uncomfortable" about re-enacting the slave scenes with black actors whose ancestors suffered the same fate.The...

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Governors Awards 2012 See Steven Spielberg And Jeffrey Katzenberg Attend Star-studded Event

By Joe Wilde | 2nd December 2012

This years Governors Awards saw one heck of a turn out in terms of famous faces, with honouree Jeffrey Katzenberg and Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg just two of the big names in attendance at...

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Bridge In The Bahamas To Be Named After Sidney Poitier

11th October 2012

Revered actor Sidney Poitier is to be handed a bridge honour in the Bahamas.Poitier, who became the first African American to win an Oscar for Best Actor in 1964 for his role in Lilies of...

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Sidney Poitier To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

17th August 2012

Legendary actor Sidney Poitier is to be honoured for his glittering film career by officials at the California African American Museum (Caam).The 85 year old has been picked to receive the institution's lifetime achievement award...

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Adam Mckay To Direct Uptown Saturday Night Remake?

27th April 2012

Adam McKay is in talks to direct the remake of comedy 'Uptown Saturday Night'. The 'Anchorman' director is expected to start work on the project after completing the sequel to the Will Ferrell comedy, which...

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Whitney Houston Owned Ginger Rogers' Dancing Shoes

29th February 2012

Whitney Houston's estate contains a pair of Ginger Rogers' dancing shoes personally signed by the screen icon.The late singer was a huge fan of classic Hollywood movies and like her godmother Aretha Franklin - who...

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Michael Jackson's Children To Immortalize His Footprints

26th January 2012

Michael Jackson is to have his foot print immortalised by his children in Los Angeles, with one of the late star's patented sequined gloves also being used to make an imprint of his hand.In what...

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Stars Hail Morgan At Lifetime Achievement Event

10th June 2011

Hollywood legends including Clint Eastwood, Sidney Poitier and Samuel L. Jackson paid tribute to Morgan Freeman as he was honoured with the American Film Institute's (Afi) Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday (09Jun11).The Shawshank Redemption star...

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Sidney Poitier To Receive Film Award

2nd May 2011

Movie legend Sidney Poitier is to be honoured with one of the film industry's most prestigious awards at a ceremony in New York City on Monday (02May11).The In the Heat of the Night star, who...

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Paparazzi Force Berry To Postpone Daughter's Poitier Meeting

23rd December 2010

HALLE BERRY was forced to postpone a meeting between her daughter NAHLA and her acting hero SIDNEY POITIER after paparazzi ruined the special get together.The actress arranged to spend time with fellow Oscar winner Poitier...

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Oprah Winfrey Honoured At Kennedy Centre Awards

6th December 2010

Oprah Winfrey received an award at the 33rd Kennedy Centre Honours last night (06.12.10). The chat show host was one of five celebrities - along with Sir Paul McCartney, country singer Merle Haggard, Broadway composer...

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Tony Curtis Dies At 85

30th September 2010

Actor Tony Curtis has died of cardiac arrest in Las Vegas at age 85. He was nominated for an Oscar for his work opposite Sidney Poitier in Stanley Kramer's The Defiant Ones (1958), but he...

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Tony Curtis Dies

30th September 2010

Tony Curtis has died. The Oscar-nominated actor - best known for his comedic role in 'Some Like It Hot' with Marilyn Monroe - has died at the age of 85, his actress daughter Jamie Lee...

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Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Has Died Aged 80

17th August 2010

The influential jazz singer and songwriter ABBEY LINCOLN has died aged 80. Lincoln - who was born in Chicago, Illinois - had a long and distinguished career, and continued to perform until the time of...

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Poitier Honoured By Obama

12th August 2009

Acting legend SIDNEY POITIER was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. leader BARACK OBAMA on Wednesday (12Aug09).Poitier, the first black man to win a Best Actor Oscar, was chosen for his contribution...

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Fascinating Fact 7762

1st August 2009

The subject of SEAN PENN's acclaimed 2008 film MILK, Harvey Milk, SIDNEY POITIER and sci-fi boffin STEPHEN HAWKING are among those who will receive Presidential Medals of Freedom this year.

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Perry Gets Star Turnout For Studio Opening

6th October 2008

WILL SMITH, SIDNEY POITIER, FOREST WHITAKER and WHITNEY HOUSTON gave the opening of movie mogul TYLER PERRY's new film studios in Atlanta, Georgia some star power on Saturday (05Oct08), when they joined him to unveil...

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Carroll Exposes Poitier Affair In New Book

25th September 2008

Movie legend SIDNEY POITIER has been exposed as a love cheat by actress DIAHANN CARROLL in her new autobiography. The respected film icon reportedly promised to wed Carroll after the couple met and fell in...

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Cheadle + Poitier Named Among The Kings Of Cool

5th July 2008

DON CHEADLE, SIDNEY POITIER, LENNY KRAVITZ and DENZEL WASHINGTON have joined U.S. presidential hopeful BARACK OBAMA on a new list of the coolest African-Americans. Music producer Quincy Jones, Richard Roundtree, Sammy Davis Jr., Jay-Z, Prince,...

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First Sight Of Great-granddaughter Inspired Poitier's New Book

15th June 2008

Movie icon SIDNEY POITIER was inspired to write his new book LIFE BEYOND MEASURE, LETTERS TO MY GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER after meeting the then-newest addition to his family for the first time. The actor flew to Atlanta,...

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Poitier Used His Late Father As A Script Advisor

2nd May 2008

Legendary actor SIDNEY POITIER only starred in movies his father would approve of, even long after his dad died. The Oscar winner stuck true to the family values his parents instilled in him, even when...

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Poitier Was Latifah's Guardian Angel

16th January 2008

QUEEN LATIFAH turned to movie veteran SIDNEY POITIER after winning her first Oscar nomination for CHICAGO - because she wanted to make sure she knew what to expect from Hollywood. The rapper/singer knew her acting...

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Fascinating Fact 3053

29th March 2007

Movie great SIDNEY POITIER is the godfather of celebrity chef WOLFGANG PUCK's son OLIVER....

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Oprah Serves Up A Dinner Tribute For Poitier

29th March 2007

OPRAH WINFREY gave dinner guest SIDNEY POITIER a thrill when she invited him to join her for a sumptuous meal at the acting legend's favourite Los Angeles restaurant Spago's. Winfrey wanted to celebrate her hero...

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