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Stone Re-edits Alexander For Personal Pride

Acclaimed director OLIVER STONE has spent months re-editing ALEXANDER for the DVD release in a bid to regain his dignity after the big screen version flopped at the box-office. The film, starring Hollywood hunk...

24th July 2005

Maclaine Wants Sex With Toyboys

Movie veteran SHIRLEY MacLAINE is always on the look out for a toyboy because men her own age and older can't meet her sexual needs. At 71, the TERMS OF ENDEARMENT star insists she...

2nd June 2005

Stone Arrested On Drink-driving And Drugs Charges

Controversial filmmaker OLIVER STONE has been arrested for drink-driving and possession of drugs in Beverly Hills, California. The OSCAR-winning director was stopped at a police checkpoint on Sunset Boulevard on Friday night (27MAY05), where...

29th May 2005

Kilmer And Stone To Team Up Again

VAL KILMER is teaming up with ALEXANDER director OLIVER STONE again - this time to host an acting seminar. The Hollywood star will reunite with the controversial filmmaker for the exclusive London workshop next...

29th May 2005

Stereophonics Left Technician Stranded In Desert

STEREOPHONICS frontman KELLY JONES' favourite rock 'n' roll moment happened while touring America - when the band enjoyed an epic road-trip before realising they'd left one of their crew stranded in the middle of nowhere....

27th May 2005

Stone Upsets Gay Rights Activists

OLIVER STONE has upset gay rights group the GAY + LESBIAN ALLIANCE AGAINST DEFAMATION over plans to remove controversial homosexual scenes from movie flop ALEXANDER for the film's upcoming Director's Cut DVD release. Stone...

25th May 2005

Cronenberg's Swedish Accolade

Cult director DAVID CRONENBERG will be awarded a lifetime achievement award at the 2005 STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in November (05). Organisers announced this week (16MAY05) the Canadian will be presented with the Bronze...

18th May 2005

Stone: 'I'm Not Making A Thatcher Movie'

Director OLIVER STONE has laughed off reports he wants to make a film about former British Prime Minister MARGARET THATCHER - insisting he was joking. The ALEXANDER movie maker and staunch republican was thought...

18th May 2005

Stone Cuts Gay References For Alexander Dvd

Director OLIVER STONE has cut the gay references from his ALEXANDER movie for the DVD version of the 2004 flop. Stone claimed his Macedonian epic was unpopular with American audiences because of the subtle...

12th May 2005

French Film Subsidy Row

A row has broken out within the French film industry, after the government ruled movies made with American money can still be classified "French". Culture minister RENAUD DONNEDIEU DE VABRES says films funded by...

12th April 2005

Foxx Makes Time's Most Influential List

OSCAR-winning actor JAMIE FOXX has arrived on TIME MAGAZINE's list of the world's most influential people, alongside US President GEORGE W BUSH and lifestyle guru MARTHA STEWART. Hailing from 31 different countries, and including...

11th April 2005

Luhrmann's Alexander To Be Made After All

BAZ LUHRMANN's scrapped ALEXANDER THE GREAT movie may be made after all - after the disappointing response to OLIVER STONE's take on the life of the Macedonian leader. The two films were due to...

25th February 2005

Connery's Happy He Turned Stone Down Over Alexander

SIR SEAN CONNERY is relieved he snubbed OLIVER STONE's critically-mauled ALEXANDER after early reservations about the coherence of the movie persuaded him not to appear in the epic. The 74-year-old Scottish actor rejected the...

8th February 2005

Daryl Hannah Has Never Seen Wall Street

Statuesque actress DARYL HANNAH had such a bad experience making her 1987 movie WALL STREET with director OLIVER STONE, she refuses to watch the film. The SPLASH beauty and Stone fought so much on...

6th February 2005

Hollywood Directors Written Off As Talentless

The debut movies made by Hollywood directors OLIVER STONE and BRIAN DE PALMA were rejected by unimpressed judges at the EDINBURGH FILM FESTIVAL in 1972 - accordingly to old documents discovered last week (ends28JAN05)....

30th January 2005

Farrell To Improve Accent After Alexander Mauling

COLIN FARRELL wants to improve his elocution after the critical mauling he experienced for his thick Irish brogue in ALEXANDER. The Dublin-born actor, 27, is reportedly furious director OLIVER STONE failed to supply voice...

23rd January 2005

Alexander A Success In Europe

OLIVER STONE's biopic ALEXANDER has opened to strong box office takings in Europe following its disappointing performance in America. The epic movie, which stars COLIN FARRELL as bisexual ALEXANDER THE GREAT, has already more...

17th January 2005

Alexander Footage Lost At Airport

A crucial scene from ALEXANDER was destroyed when director OLIVER STONE carried the tape through an x-ray machine at airport customs. Stone was forced to call on star COLIN FARRELL to reshoot the pivotal...

16th January 2005

Leto Slams Farrell Kiss Scene Reports

JARED LETO has slammed reports his on-screen kiss with ALEXANDER co-star COLIN FARRELL was edited out of the biopic - insisting the homosexual act was never part of the script. The blockbuster alludes to...

14th January 2005

Stone Escapes America For France

Director OLIVER STONE is so distraught over the criticism targeted at his last two big screen projects, he's preparing to flee America for France. The JFK movie-maker sparked controversy by meeting Cuban dictator FIDEL...

13th January 2005

Kilmer's Sly Script Problems

Hollywood star VAL KILMER deliberately forgot his lines during love scenes with ANGELINA JOLIE on the set of ALEXANDER - so he could spend more time in bed with the stunning actress. Kilmer, 45,...

7th January 2005

Farrell: 'I Wish Alexander Sex Scenes Were More Graphic'

COLIN FARRELL has no regrets about the controversy in America surrounding his portrayal of a bisexual conqueror in ALEXANDER - he wishes the movie had been more explicit. Earlier this week (begs03JAN05), director OLIVER...

7th January 2005

Stone Blames Alexander Flop On 'Homophobic' America

Director OLIVER STONE has slammed American audiences as homophobic, and blames this prejudice as the reason why his latest movie ALEXANDER flopped in the US. Stone expects the epic biopic, which stars COLIN FARRELL...

6th January 2005

Dawson: 'Alexander Sex Scene Felt Great'

Hollywood beauty ROSARIO DAWSON lost all of her inhibitions during the filming of a graphic sex scene in her most recent movie ALEXANDER - and was delighted with the results. Dawson and co-star COLIN...

3rd January 2005

Stone Amazed At Neglected Alexander Story

Hollywood director OLIVER STONE was determined to make his recent movie flop ALEXANDER, because the ancient character has never received the attention Stone feels he deserves. The controversial film-maker is amazed nobody has attempted...

30th December 2004

Parker Blasts Stone's Turkey Apology

OLIVER STONE has come under fire for travelling to Turkey to apologise for his movie MIDNIGHT EXPRESS - by the film's director SIR ALAN PARKER. Hollywood film-maker Stone - who wrote the screenplay for...

21st December 2004

Stone: 'Midnight Express Wasn't Against Turks'

LATEST: Hollywood film-maker OLIVER STONE told the media in Istanbul Tuesday (14DEC04) he never intended to offend Turks in his controversial 1978 film MIDNIGHT EXPRESS. Stone won an OSCAR for his screenplay adapted from...

15th December 2004

Stone To Make Amends With Turks

Director and screenwriter OLIVER STONE has arrived in Turkey today (13DEC04) to make amends with the European nation, 26 years after he offended them with his controversial movie MIDNIGHT EXPRESS. Turks were furious when...

14th December 2004

Stone Faces Up To Alexander's Reception

Film-maker OLIVER STONE refuses to allow himself to get depressed if his most recent movie ALEXANDER is a critical and commercial failure worldwide - because he gave it his best shot. Stone, best known...

10th December 2004

Farrell Gets Close To Alexander

Hellraiser COLIN FARRELL developed such an emotional tie to historical figure ALEXANDER THE GREAT, he spent a day weeping at the grave of the Macedonian warrior's father. Even when Farrell was on a break...

9th December 2004

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