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25th April 2014

West Side Story actress Rita Moreno is set to be honoured with a lifetime achievement prize from U.S. magazine People En Espanol. Ricky Martin will present her with the accolade at a special ceremony next...

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Steven Spielberg Eyeing West Side Story Remake

5th March 2014

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is reportedly in talks to revive classic movie musical West Side Story.Executives at Fox have released the title for a remake after hearing Spielberg is keen to develop the movie, according to...

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Morgan Freeman To Present Sag Lifetime Achievement Award To Rita Moreno

15th January 2014

Morgan Freeman will present West Side Story star Rita Moreno with the 50th Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild prizegiving on Saturday (18Jan14).Moreno will accept her latest accolade for her career and humanitarian...

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Rita Moreno To Receive Screen Actors Guild's Highest Accolade

22nd July 2013

West Side Story icon Rita Moreno will be honoured for her career success with a special lifetime achievement award next year (14).The Oscar-winning actress, most famous for her role as Anita in the 1961 movie...

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Leno & Fallon Team Up On Nbc Execs

2nd April 2013

Jay Leno had an announcement to make Monday night: Before we get started, let me say that NBC and I have reached a peaceful, amicable agreement that will be beneficial to both sides. But before...

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Rita Moreno: 'Marlon Brando Romance Drove Me To Suicide Attempt'

18th February 2013

West Side Story star Rita Moreno has told how her turbulent romance with Marlon Brando plunged her into despair and even drove her to attempt suicide.In a new book, the screen beauty accuses Brando of...

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West Side Story Stars Cement Their Place In Hollywood History

16th November 2011

Three West Side Story stars left their hand and footprints on Hollywood Boulevard on Tuesday (15Nov11) outside the same theatre where the Oscar-winning movie premiered 50 years ago.Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn made...

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British Inquiry Into News Ethics Opens

14th November 2011

The Leveson inquiry into U.K. media ethics that will focus on the telephone hacking scandal that brought down Rupert Murdoch's London tabloid News of the World , opened today (Monday) with allegations by the panel's...

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Dancers Feared Choreographer Jerome Robbins, Says Rita Moreno

14th November 2011

On the eve of the release of a 50th anniversary Blu-ray edition of Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story , the New York Post has observed that an "extra" in the video package, an examination of...

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Movie Trumpet King Uan Rasey Dead At 90

3rd October 2011

Legendary trumpet player Uan Rasey, whose brassy tones could be heard during solos on soundtracks for films like Chinatown, and West Side Story, has died in Woodland Hills, California. He was 90.Rasey's trumpet could also...

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David Hasselhoff To Buy Welsh Home

1st August 2011

David Hasselhoff is planning to move to Wales.The 59-year-old star has been house-hunting with girlfriend Hayley Roberts and the couple are said to have their eye on a £1.2 million house in Lisvane, on the...

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Famed Playwright Arthur Laurents Dies

6th May 2011

Legendary playwright Arthur Laurents, the man behind West Side Story and Gypsy, has passed away at the age of 93.The celebrated director and writer died from complications of pneumonia at his home in New York...

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Wood's Sister Wants Wagner's Forgiveness Over Murder Accusations

10th November 2010

Tragic movie star NATALIE WOOD's sister has begged the actress' former husband ROBERT WAGNER to forgive her for the years she spent accusing him of the WEST SIDE STORY star's murder.One-time Bond girl Lana Wood...

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Tony Award Winner Breaks Foot During West Side Story Performance

13th May 2010

Tony Award winner KAREN OLIVO has been forced to sit out of hit Broadway musical WEST SIDE STORY after breaking her foot onstage.The actress/singer, who won a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony last...

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Perry, Swift & Ne-yo Star In West Side Story Vmas Video

25th August 2009

KATY PERRY, TAYLOR SWIFT and NE-YO have teamed up to revamp WEST SIDE STORY's TONIGHT suite as a promo for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards.Indie supergroup Cobra Starship and Ne-Yo's posse reimagine the film/musical's...

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Brinkley Turns To West Side Story To Teach Her Son A Gang Lesson

24th March 2009

Supermodel CHRISTIE BRINKLEY turned an outing to see revived Broadway musical WEST SIDE STORY into a life lesson for her teenage son - in a bid to warn him about the dangers of gangs. The blonde...

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Fascinating Fact 7015

19th March 2009

JENNIFER LOPEZ has recreated RITA MORENO's sassy role as ANITA from classic movie musical WEST SIDE STORY for a new Vanity Fair photospread. She tells the magazine she watched the film 37 times while she...

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Berlin Film Fest To Spotlight 70mm Classics

30th October 2008

The Berlin Film Festival -- the Berlinale -- is planning to screen some 22 restored movies that were originally shot on 65mm or 70mm negative film during its Retrospective sidebar in February. The films include...

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West Side Story Returns

17th July 2008

WEST SIDE STORY is returning to the Broadway stage, more than 50 years after it first debuted in New York. The new adaptation will be directed by Arthur Laurents, who wrote the original book -...

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Moreno Claims First Fuego Lifetime Achievement Prize

14th February 2008

WEST SIDE STORY star RITA MORENO has been named the first Lifetime Achievement prize recipient at the inaugural Latina magazine Fuego Awards. The sassy star leads the honours in the upcoming March (08) issue of...

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Aggie Exits Dancing On Ice

4th February 2008

Television host Aggie Mackenzie has become the latest contestant to be voted off ITV1's Dancing on Ice.The co-presenter of How Clean is Your House? lost out to former Olympic athlete Steve Backley after they finished...

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Hudson Re-tapes Botched Somewhere

4th December 2007

Oscar-winning DREAMGIRLS star JENNIFER HUDSON was so disappointed with her performance of SOMEWHERE from WEST SIDE STORY at the Movies Rock event in Hollywood on Sunday (02Dec07) she insisted on re-taping the song after the...

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The Things They Say 5612

16th September 2007

"WEST SIDE STORY, CHURCH FOR THUGS, HIGHER, SPECIAL, HOW WE DO and HATE IT OR LOVE IT were records that were left on the side because I knew they were still hit records, so I...

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The Godfather's Mandolin Man Dead At 87

24th February 2007

AL VIOLA, the man who played the haunting mandolin on THE GODFATHER soundtrack has died after a battle with cancer. He was 87. Viola became an in-demand guitar player in Hollywood after World War Two...

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West Side Story Tops Musicals Poll

19th February 2007

Screen classic WEST SIDE STORY has topped a poll naming the greatest screen musicals of all time, beating out competition from such favourites as SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and MARY POPPINS. The 1961 movie, which...

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Fascinating Fact 2310

27th October 2006

WEST SIDE STORY star RITA MORENO has signed on to play VINCENT D'ONOFRIO's mother in upcoming episodes of TV drama LAW + ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT.

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Singin' In The Rain Is Top Movie Musical

5th September 2006

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN has topped the American Film Institute's list of the 25 Greatest Movie Musicals. The feelgood 1952 GENE KELLY classic beat off competition from NATALIE WOOD weepie WEST SIDE STORY and JUDY...

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Hopelessly Devoted To Grease

31st October 2005

JOHN TRAVOLTA and OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN classic GREASE has topped a poll of Britain's favourite musicals, beating off stiff competition from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER offerings, LES MISERABLES and WEST SIDE STORY. The sing-along show, which...

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Zeta-jones Plans Rugby Comedy

22nd October 2005

CHICAGO star CATHERINE ZETA-JONES is set to relive her childhood in Wales by producing a new comedy about a gay rugby club boss. The actress, who grew up among rugby fanatics in her native...

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Film-maker Robert Wise Dies

15th September 2005

Oscar-winning director ROBERT WISE died of heart failure in a Los Angeles hospital on Wednesday (14SEP05), only five days after celebrating his 91st birthday. THE SOUND OF MUSIC film-maker fell ill on Wednesday and...

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