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Spielberg, Cruz And King Party With The Cruises

11th December 2006

STEVEN SPIELBERG, PENELOPE CRUZ, LARRY KING and JENNIFER LOPEZ were amongst a host of stars who gathered to celebrate the marriage of TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES on Saturday night (09DEC06). Cruise's producing partner PAULA...

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Frost/nixon Play Gets Hollywood Makeover

24th November 2006

America's Watergate scandal is set to hit the big screen again with a movie adaptation of hit West End play FROST/NIXON. The PETER MORGAN production stars British actor MICHAEL SHEEN as a young DAVID FROST...

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Funnyman Studies Kennedy Assassination In New Movie

22nd November 2006

Comedy screenwriter JIM PIDDOCK is revisiting President JOHN F KENNEDY's assassination in a serious new movie that focuses on the only man who was ever charged with the murder. The writer, who also appeared alongside...

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Colombia Rebels Appear To Washington, Stone And Moore For Help

10th November 2006

A Colombian rebel group has appealed to actor DENZEL WASHINGTON and film-makers OLIVER STONE and MICHAEL MOORE to advocate a deal with the US government to swap imprisoned guerrillas for American hostages. The Revolutionary Armed...

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Kilmer No Show At Doors Celebration

10th November 2006

LATEST: VAL KILMER missed out on a chance to recreate JIM MORRISON onstage with the real DOORS in Hollywood on Wednesday night (08NOV06) when he got "stuck in traffic." Kilmer rehearsed with Doors founders ROBBY...

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Kilmer Lights Up The Whisky A Go Go As Jim Morrison

9th November 2006

VAL KILMER returned to the stage as rock legend JIM MORRISON last night (08NOV06) when he joined THE DOORS for a 40th anniversary show in Hollywood. Group members JOHN DENSMORE, ROBBY KRIEGER and RAY MANZAREK...

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Stone Shooting Olympic Promo

2nd November 2006

Oscar-winning director OLIVER STONE is lending his movie expertise to 2008 Olympics host China to shoot a five-minute promo encouraging "cultural exchange". The WORLD TRADE CENTER film-maker will film the project in capital city Beijing....

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World Trade Center Wins First Film Honour Of The Season

24th October 2006

OLIVER STONE's gripping 9/11 drama WORLD TRADE CENTER was named Best Film in the first major awards show of the 2006/2007 season, beating out PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST at the Hollywood Awards...

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Drummer Gary Dies

19th October 2006

Former THE KNACK drummer BRUCE GARY has died of lymphatic cancer. He was 54. The Los Angeles-based rocker was propelled to fame with his stuttering rhythm on the band's 1979 smash hit MY SHARONA. It...

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Stone Hires Conservative To Write Script About Afghan Conflict

17th October 2006

Director Oliver Stone, an outspoken Hollywood liberal who has condemned the war in Iraq, has raised eyebrows by his choice of Cyrus Nowresteh, a political conservative who wrote the controversial ABC miniseries The Path to...

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Stone To Re-visit 9/11 Tragedy

16th October 2006

OLIVER STONE is set to direct another movie based on the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America following his recent film WORLD TRADE CENTER. The director's next film, JAWBREAKER, will focus on America's response to the...

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Clooney Honoured By Hollywood Stars

15th October 2006

Hollywood heart-throb GEORGE CLOONEY was toasted by a host of fellow stars when he received the 2006 American Cinematheque Award in Beverly Hills on Friday (13OCT06). The lavish event, which was held to raise money...

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Row Erupts As China Puts Homegrown Movies Before Hollywood

11th October 2006

Anger is mounting among Chinese cinema-goers after the government postponed releasing a string of Hollywood blockbusters including MIAMI VICE in favour of homegrown films. The country's Ministry of Culture put back the MICHAEL MANN movie...

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Stone Slams 'Backward' Bush

29th September 2006

Director OLIVER STONE has accused US President GEORGE W BUSH of "setting America back 10 years" with over-zealous security policies. The JFK movie-maker is disgusted by the politician's response to the 9/11 terrorist atrocities by...

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Woods Still Upset By Stone's Filmmaking Techniques

26th September 2006

Actor JAMES WOODS was so annoyed with OLIVER STONE's tough filmmaking techniques on the set of SALVADOR he quit and tried to hitchhike to Mexico City, 300 miles away. But the director made his quest...

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Box Office Flunks Intelligence Test

25th September 2006

Giving further evidence -- if it were ever needed -- that teenage boys rule the box office, Paramount's gross-out stunts movie Jackass Number Two raked in an estimated $28.1 million at the box office over...

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Fascinating Fact 2107

18th September 2006

Both TOMMY LEE JONES and OLIVER STONE turned 60 yesterday (15SEP06).

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Stone Denies Conspiracy Obsession

15th September 2006

Hollywood director OLIVER STONE has slammed critics who accuse him of focusing too much on political films. Stone, whose new film WORLD TRADE CENTER is released this month (09AUG06), insists he has made many movies...

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Stone To Release Third Alexander Cut

10th September 2006

Director OLIVER STONE will release a third version of his ALEXANDER epic in a bid to win over critics who originally mauled the movie. The PLATOON film-maker insists the cinematic version of Alexander was hampered...

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Stone Plans Second 9/11 Movie

7th September 2006

Director OLIVER STONE wants to make another movie about the 9/11 terrorist attacks, because the subject matter is too "huge" to cover in one film. The NATURAL BORN KILLERS director's new film WORLD TRADE CENTER...

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Stone Defends Grass

7th September 2006

OLIVER STONE has urged people to show tolerance towards controversial German author GUENTER GRASS, insisting he "had to lie" about his membership of the Waffen-SS. The TIN DRUM author recently revealed the secret he has...

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Stone: 'I Wish I Could Change My Name'

7th September 2006

OLIVER STONE has considered changing his name to escape the negative publicity that has accompanied many of his works. The 60-year-old director has enjoyed a long and decorated career - he holds three Academy Awards...

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Stone Defends World Trade Center To Bafta Members

7th September 2006

OLIVER STONE has again defended his decision to make WORLD TRADE CENTER so soon after the 9/11 tragedy - before members of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in London. The director has...

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Cage's 9/11 Pain

6th September 2006

Shooting WORLD TRADE CENTER was especially painful for actor NICOLAS CAGE, because he lost a friend on September 11th (01) The OLIVER STONE movie deals with the true story of two firemen trapped in the...

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Stone Accuses Hollywood Of Exploiting War

4th September 2006

Director Oliver Stone, who steered clear of controversy during interviews promoting his World Trade Center in the U.S. last month, returned to the thick of things over the weekend as he accused Hollywood of exploiting...

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Stone Wants Bin Laden Dead

3rd September 2006

Oscar-winning US film-maker OLIVER STONE has issued a chilling threat to kill terror chief OSAMA BIN LADEN "with my own hands". The WORLD TRADE CENTER director, whose film is based on Bin Laden's 9/11 attacks,...

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Stone Accuses Hollywood Of Promoting War

1st September 2006

Filmmaker OLIVER STONE has hit out at the US movie industry, accusing Hollywood of promoting war. Stone claims movies PEARL HARBOR and BLACK HAWK DOWN "worshipped the machinery of war" and glamourised conflicts involving America....

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World Trade Center Producers Donate $1.3 Million

29th August 2006

WORLD TRADE CENTER film-makers are honouring their promise to donate five per cent of the movie's opening weekend box office receipts to the September 11th (01) memorial. The memorial foundation yesterday (28AUG06) announced producers of...

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Hollywood Film Festival Fetes Stone

24th August 2006

The Hollywood Film Festival has selected OLIVER STONE to receive its Director Of The Year award. The honour will be presented at an awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on 23 October (06). The...

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Stone Slammed By Hampton

21st August 2006

Hollywood screenwriter CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON has launched a scathing attack on director OLIVER STONE. The DANGEROUS LIAISONS writer briefly worked with the ALEXANDER director on a potential film and recalls the experience as unenjoyable. Hampton says,...

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