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Talladega Nights Stays On Top Of Us Box Office

WILL FERRELL's TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY is cruising at the top of the US box office, after taking $23 million (GBP12.8) during its second week in cinemas. Teen dancing drama STEP...

Cage Stunned By World Trade Center Gift

NICOLAS CAGE was left stunned at the premiere of his hard-hitting new film WORLD TRADE CENTER when the firefighter he portrayed on screen handed him a special 9/11 memento. Terrorist attack survivor JOHN MCLOUGHLIN was...

Studio Fastens Seat Belt

Paramount executives met urgently Thursday to consider their marketing strategy for Oliver Stone's World Trade Center, which opened on Wednesday. The Associated Press reported that some executives had wanted to scale back advertising for the...

Movie Reviews: World Trade Center

Virtually every critic is remarking in reviews of Oliver Stone's World Trade Center that this is not your typical Oliver Stone movie. No conspiracies. No politics. No anger. No controversy. Indeed, writes Amy Biancolli in...

Stone Considering Playboy Musical?

OLIVER STONE has hinted he's planning a Playboy musical about the life of publishing tycoon HUGH HEFNER. The NATURAL BORN KILLERS director admits he's had enough of tough dramas, political sagas and harrowing epics and...

Stubborn Stone Plans Third Alexander Release

OLIVER STONE is refusing to give up on his ALEXANDER flop - he's planning a third release of the historical epic. The film, which starred COLIN FARRELL as the historic leader, was a critical and...

Stone 9/11 Movie Makes Cover Of Newsweek

Newsweek magazine is featuring a 3,200-word cover article by David Ansen about Oliver Stone's World Trade Center in is current (August 7) issue, in which the Newsweek critic concludes by remarking that it "celebrates the...

Stone's Grateful For Second Chance

Hollywood director OLIVER STONE is grateful to be given the chance to work on upcoming movie WORLD TRADE CENTER after a string of box office flops. The controversial film-maker suffered professionally when a number of...

History-based Movies To Premiere At Venice Film Festival

Movies based on historical events will take front and center at this year's Venice Film Festival -- and the stars that appear in them will be on hand for the screenings, festival officials indicated today...

Conservative Publicity Firm Backing Liberal Stone's Film

Creative Response Systems, the publicity firm credited with devising the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth campaign that attacked John Kerry's Vietnam war record in the last presidential race, has been successfully rallying support for Oliver...

Stone To Donate 9/11 Movie Profits

Director OLIVER STONE will donate 10 per cent of new movie WORLD TRADE CENTER's first five-day profits to 9/11 charities. The controversial movie, which stars NICOLAS CAGE, tells the story of the last two people...

Cage Plays On 'Regular Guy' For 9/11 Movie

Hollywood actor NICOLAS CAGE believes his "regular guy" persona will secure the success of controversial new 9/11 movie WORLD TRADE CENTER. The OLIVER STONE movie tells the story of the last two people found alive...

Cage Reveals Method Behind 9/11 Role

Hollywood star NICOLAS CAGE spent hours in a sense deprivation tank to understand exactly what his character in upcoming 9/11 film WORLD TRADE CENTER suffered. The movie - directed by OLIVER STONE - tells the...

Stone Defends World Trade Center As Widow Attacks Him

Movie-maker OLIVER STONE has defended his controversial new WORLD TRADE CENTER movie after the widow of a firefighter killed in the line of duty on 9/11 blasted the director for bringing the film to cinemas....

Cage Defends 9/11 Film

Academy Award-winner NICOLAS CAGE has hit out at criticisms his role in upcoming 9/11 film WORLD TRADE CENTER is insensitive to the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks. The movie - directed by OLIVER STONE...

Police 'Too Traumatised' To Watch Stone Movie

Police and firefighters who risked their lives on September 11th 2001 have been invited to private screenings of OLIVER STONE's forthcoming movie WORLD TRADE CENTER, although they have been warned the experience might prove traumatic....

Henry Rollins' Talk Show Hopes

Punk star-turned-actor HENRY ROLLINS is thrilled to have been given his own talk show because it finally gives him "a voice". The new show, which airs in the US, is called THE HENRY ROLLINS SHOW...

9/11 Film-makers Slam 'Cashing In' Claims

Film-makers working on OLIVER STONE's upcoming 9/11 movie WORLD TRADE CENTER have slammed claims they are cashing in on the 2001 terrorist attacks, insisting the movie is about heroism. World Trade Center, which stars NICOLAS...

Studio Sues Student Over 'Identical' 9/11 Movie

A student who used a bootleg script of OLIVER STONE's upcoming 9/11 movie WORLD TRADE CENTER to shoot his own art project is being sued by studio Paramount Pictures. CHRIS MOUKARBEL has distributed his 12-minute...

Douglas To Revisit Wall Street?

MICHAEL DOUGLAS is set to reprise his role as GORDON GEKKO in the sequel to his hit movie WALL STREET, according to media reports in the US. The 61-year-old may even re-team with director...

Stone Denies Coup Movie

Director OLIVER STONE has rubbished claims he is to make a movie about the 2002 Venezuela coup that briefly ousted President HUGO CHAVEZ. On Sunday (21MAY06) Chavez announced his government had given permission for the...

9/11 Hero Convinced Gyllenhaal To Take Role

The wife of a 11th September (01) victim convinced MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL to star in OLIVER STONE's WORLD TRADE CENTER, despite comments the actress made about America's 'responsibility' for the terrorist attack last year (05). The...

Oliver Stone: 'Nixon Would Be A Hit Today'

Movie maker OLIVER STONE regrets not waiting a decade to make his RICHARD NIXON biopic - because it would be a huge hit in 2006. The NATURAL BORN KILLERS director feels sure the 1995 film,...

Jackman Dominates Cannes Festival

Actor HUGH JACKMAN will have a strong presence at the 59th annual Cannes Film Festival, with two of his films debuting during the event. X-MEN: THE LAST STAND and THE FOUNTAIN, both starring Jackman, have...

Costner's Wedding Hairdresser Admits Theft

KEVIN COSTNER's wedding hairdresser has pleaded guilty in a Colorado court to stealing the actor's laptop computer containing personal photos of the ceremony and after-party. PASCAL BENSIMON, 45, was employed at the Aspen event to...

Oliver Stone: 'Media Slanders Politically-minded Stars'

Movie-maker OLIVER STONE has blasted media groups who "slander" celebrities for their political comments - because intelligent stars have every right to question their leaders. The Vietnam veteran, who is a fierce opponent of the...

Director Accused Douglas Of Using Drugs

MICHAEL DOUGLAS was confronted by OLIVER STONE while filming WALL STREET, because the famed director believed the actor was using drugs. Stone felt Douglas was struggling with the role of GORDON GEKKO and thought drug...

Missing Depp Footage Found

JOHNNY DEPP's minor roll in 1986 movie PLATOON has been extended for the upcoming DVD release, using 10 minutes of newly discovered footage. The actor played a private in the Oscar-winning film, but most of...

Scott To Direct War On Terror Film

Veteran film-maker SIR RIDLEY SCOTT will follow in the footsteps of OLIVER STONE and PAUL GREENGRASS and direct a new film inspired by the "war on terror". The 68-year-old will be in charge of an...

Stone Slams Madonna's Evita Performance

Controversial film-maker OLIVER STONE has dismissed MADONNA's performance in 1996 musical EVITA as inadequate, because she could only play the historical figure like a "hooker". The Oscar-winning director, who had long dreamed of making...

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