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Samuel L. Jackson: 'I Still Dream About Taking Drugs'

The Pulp Fiction actor, 67, has not touched alcohol or drugs for more than 20 years but admits he still engages in a daily battle against temptation. "I didn't drink yesterday...

Ron Moody Dies Aged 91

British actor Ron Moody has died aged 91.The star was best known for playing Fagin in the 1968 hit film version of 'Oliver!', for which he was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden...

'Furious 7' Gives Paul Walker A Proper Send-off

When actor Paul Walker was killed in a car accident halfway through shooting the seventh 'Fast & Furious' movie, director James Wan made the difficult decision to finish the film, completing Walker's performance using both...

Cgi, Body Doubles & Voice Overs To Complete Paul Walker's Fast & Furious 7 Scenes?

Paul Walker may still be able to complete Fast & Furious 7 with the use of body doubles, CGI and voice overs reports suggest. Walker died in a car accident in November of last year...

Brittany Murphy's 'Something Wicked' To Be Released, Other Posthumous Movie Releases

Brittany Murphy’s final movie ‘Something Wicked’ is due to be released over four years since her tragic and ambiguous death. The plot focuses on a young couple who find themselves faced with a past that...

Michael Parkinson's Doctor: "I Assure You, You Will Not Die Of This"

Michael Parkinson's cancer specialist has assured him he will not die of the prostate cancer he was diagnosed with in May. The legendary chat show host, 78, is expected to be given the all-clear within...

Ken Russell Tributes Pour In Following Death

Tributes have been pouring in for late director Ken Russell, the extrovert British film director who sadly passed away aged 84 on Sunday (November 27th 2011). Russell was known throughout the industry for his thought-provoking...

Director Ken Russell Dies

Director Ken Russell has died.The Oscar nominated filmmaker passed away in hospital at the age of 84 on Sunday night (27.11.11) after suffering a series of strokes, his son Alex Verney-Elliott confirmed.He said: "My father...

Russell: 'Reed Should Have Been Given An Oscar'

Moviemaker KEN RUSSELL fears OLIVER REED's wildman reputation cost the late Brit an Oscar - insisting it's a travesty the GLADIATOR star was never honoured by the Academy.The filmmaker directed Reed in The Devils and...

Townshend Didn't Want Reed For Tommy

PETE TOWNSHEND was left "shamed" during the filming of his rock opera TOMMY - because he disagreed with director KEN RUSSELL handing a part to OLIVER REED.The Who rocker's famed story of a deaf, dumb...

Crowe: 'I Never Got On With Drunk Reed'

RUSSELL CROWE has lashed out at his late GLADIATOR co-star OLIVER REED - insisting he never had a "pleasant conversation" with the actor, who "drank himself to death".British hellraiser Reed was famed for his heavy...

Winner Slams Drunken Reed Postcards

British director MICHAEL WINNER has branded the publication of postcards which show his late friend OLIVER REED in various states of drunkenness "pathetic". The DEATH WISH film-maker resents the unnecessary images, claiming they give the...

Halloween Producer Buried In Syria

LATEST: MOUSTAPHA AKKAD, the executive producer of the HALLOWEEN films who lost his life in the hotel bomb attacks that hit Jordan on Wednesday (09NOV05), was given a hero's burial in Syria yesterday (13NOV05)....

Halloween Producer Dies From Bomb Injuries

MOUSTAPHA AKKAD, the executive producer of the HALLOWEEN films, died in hospital today (11NOV05) from injuries sustained in the hotel bomb attacks that hit Jordan on Wednesday (09NOV05). The 69-year-old, who also directed the...

Foreman Undaunted By Oliver Reed Role

OLIVER TWIST actor JAMIE FOREMAN suffered no anxiety about succeeding the revered OLIVER REED in the role of villainous BILL SYKES because he approached the part from a completely different angle. Reed, who gave...

Reed Biopic Planned

Late English hellraiser OLIVER REED's turbulent life is to be the focus of a forthcoming film biopic. The WOMAN IN LOVE star was regarded as one of the top actors in his generation, but...

Reed, Harris And Burton Put New Drinking Stars To Shame

COLIN FARRELL's reputation as a big drinker has been ripped to shreds by the legendary alcohol consumption of past movie stars OLIVER REED, RICHARD HARRIS and RICHARD BURTON. The PHONE BOOTH hunk has been...

Drunk Quentin

QUENTIN TARANTINO shocked late night TV viewers in America on Monday (29SEP03) by appearing drunk on JAY LENO's THE TONIGHT SHOW. The movie maker slurred his way through an interview with Leno, who eventually...

Hammer Films Set To Return

Britain's cult HAMMER FILMS are set for a resurgence - almost 30 years after the last one finished production. Hammer movies launched the careers of CHRISTOPHER LEE and PETER CUSHING, among others, and now...

Dmx Takes On New Wolfman Role

Rapper DMX has signed up to star in the latest werewolf movie. The CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE star will shoot supernatural thriller WEREWOLF next year (04). He'll join the likes of MICHAEL...

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