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British newcomer BEN BARNES is set to head from Narnia to OSCAR WILDE's England for a new movie adaptation of THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. Barnes, who plays the lead in hit new film The...

Everett Seeks Cash For Wilde Film

British actor RUPERT EVERETT is seeking a $24 million (GBP12 million) investment to make a film about legendary playwright OSCAR WILDE. The Shrek star has written the script for the movie - which will focus...

Everett To Write And Star In Wilde Biopic

British actor RUPERT EVERETT is writing a biopic of the life of OSCAR WILDE - with himself as the lead. The My Best Friend's Wedding star, who became a best-selling author with his 2006 memoirs,...

Pacino To Release Wilde Movie

Hollywood veteran AL PACINO will release his OSCAR WILDE inspired movie SALOMAYBE? at the Venice Film Festival in September (07). The $8 million (GBP4.1 million) film, which retraces the infamous writer's life, was shot in...

Jackson Plans Stoker Play

Singer/songwriter JOE JACKSON is set to bring DRACULA creator BRAM STOKER back to life in a new theatre production. The STEPPIN' OUT singer has teamed up with writer RAYMOND HARDIE to pen a new play...

Biel Takes On Lohan's Woman Of No Importance

JESSICA BIEL has stepped into troubled LINDSAY LOHAN's shoes on the set of period movie A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE after the 20 year-old quit the production citing her need to take a break. Lohan...

Pacino Accepts Irish Honour

Hollywood star AL PACINO picked up an honorary patronage of Ireland's prestigious Trinity College in Dublin yesterday (22NOV06). The DOG DAY AFTERNOON actor accepted the honour during his current stint in Ireland, to research playwright/novelist...

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A previously unseen adage penned by OSCAR WILDE is up for sale for GBP6,000 ($11,452) in London. "One can exist without art, but one cannot live without it" was apparently written in an autograph hunter's...

Everett To Chronicle Wilde's Later Life

British actor RUPERT EVERETT is working on a movie project which will bring author OSCAR WILDE's later life to the big screen for the first time. The MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING star is keen to...

Pacino Brings Salome To Big Screen

AL PACINO will combine his love of theatre and film once again with SOLOMAYBE?, a feature film in the same vein as his 1996 documentary LOOKING FOR RICHARD. The movie will interweave behind-the-scenes footage from...

Pacino To Star As Herod On La Stage

Hollywood legend AL PACINO has signed up to star as KING HEROD in a Los Angeles theatre production of OSCAR WILDE's play SALOME. The GODFATHER icon will star as the Jewish king in a one-month...

Foo Fighters Drummer Strikes Out

FOO FIGHTERS drummer TAYLOR HAWKINS is following in DAVE GROHL's footsteps by hitting the road with his own band. Grohl, formerly the drummer for NIRVANA, made waves in the music industry when he struck...

Spacey 'Outed'

Hollywood superstar KEVIN SPACEY has been named on a list of famous gays and lesbians being used to educate students in British schools. The actor, who has never discussed his sexuality despite rumours he...

Law Is Fry's Best Kiss

Comic actor and director STEPHEN FRY has returned a compliment by British hunk JUDE LAW, declaring the actor to be his best screen kiss. Fry co-starred alongside the ALFIE heart-throb in 1997 movie WILDE,...

Herzigova Has The Hots For Ritchie

Supermodel EVA HERZIGOVA has fallen for MADONNA's film producer husband GUY RITCHIE, who she describes as "the perfect man". Herzigova, is set to appear in a new movie version of OSCAR WILDE's novel DORIAN...

Faithfull Quits Movie After Heart Attack

British rocker MARIANNE FAITHFULL is devastated doctors ordered her to pull out of new movie THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY - after she suffered a recent heart attack. The 58-year-old singer was thrilled she'd...

Wilde Collection Up For Auction

A collection of legendary author OSCAR WILDE's books, letters and photographs are up for auction today (29OCT04) at SOTHEBY'S in London to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth. The whole collection is expected...

Fry Mimics Wilde

British comedian STEPHEN FRY entertained airport staff during a recent trip aboard, by paying homage to his hero Irish poet OSCAR WILDE. When Fry - who played the poet in 1997 biopic WILDE -...

Johansson Ruins Dad's Hair For Role

Teen star SCARLETT JOHANSSON was so desperate to have her hair colour match her father KARSTEN's she asked him to cut off some locks to bring to the hairdressers. The LOST IN TRANSLATION actress,...

Jim Morrison Wanted Out Of Cemetery

Bosses of the French cemetery housing JIM MORRISON's tomb want to kick him out - 33 years after his death. CHRISTIAN CHARLET, the manager of Paris' PERE LACHAISE CEMETERY, complains that flocks of mourners...

Cusack And Bergin For West End Wilde

Hollywood stars JOHN CUSACK and PATRICK BERGIN are set for London's West End, in a new play about the trial of gay playwright OSCAR WILDE. The production of Irish writer ULICK O'CONNOR's acclaimed A...

Absinthe Inspired Manson's Album

Shock rocker MARILYN MANSON created his latest album THE GOLDEN YEARS OF GROTESQUE while smashed on superstrong absinthe. The goth star became an absinthe expert after trying a little of the once-banned alcohol in...

Marie Trintignant's Lover Charged With Her Murder

LATEST: Rocker BERTRAND CANTAT has been charged with the murder of his French actress lover MARIE TRINTIGNANT. Cantat has been held by Lithuanian police since 27 July (03), when the JANIS ET JOHN star...

Marie Trintignant Buried After Star-studded Tribute

An array of French stars turned out to pay tribute to French actress MARIE TRINTIGNANT at her funeral today (06AUG03). Trintignant - who died last week (ends01AUG03) aged 41, after sustaining severe head injuries...

Witherspoon: New Period Drama Is Sexy

REESE WITHERSPOON has promised her new film VANITY FAIR will surprise those expecting a sedate period drama - because they've made it a "sensual avant garde" movie. Despite the fact Witherspoon was heavily pregnant...

Basinger Eyes Wilde Role

LA CONFIDENTIAL actress KIM BASINGER is set to star in an adaptation of OSCAR WILDE's play LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN. The blonde OSCAR-winner will play the lead character in BEST LAID PLANS director MIKE BARKER's...

Everett V's Firth: Battle Of The Brits

British actors RUPERT EVERETT and COLIN FIRTH have fallen out again - just a year after filming THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. The suave stars have endured a long-running feud, but after working on...

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Does Massive, MASSIVE, Business Overseas

Avengers: Age of Ultron is certainly tracking to bother those movies in the...

Morrissey Derides Crowdsourced Music As "Desperate" And "Insulting"

Legendary indie music icon Morrissey has spoken out against crowdsourcing...

'Dukes Of Hazzard' Star John Schneider For 'Furious 8' Role?

John Schneider, the former star of TV’s ‘Dukes of Hazzard’, has expressed...

Justin Bieber Crashes High School Prom

Justin Bieber has made headlines again, this time for crashing a high school senior prom! No negative fallout from...

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Marilyn Manson Fights Piracy By Releasing Album On Playstation 1 Discs

American rock icon Marilyn Manson may have discovered a novel way...

Vanilla Ice Defends Adam Sandler Movie From Accusations Of Racism

In the wake of approximately a dozen cast members walking off set last...

'The Grey' Affected Roger Ebert So Much, He Walked Out Of NEXT Screening

Remember The Grey? The Liam Neeson survival-action movie?...

David Beckham Beats Posh In The Style Stakes

It seems that even a high-flying, internationally-recognised and regularly-awarded fashion career...

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