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Alfie Flop Blamed On Election

JUDE LAW's latest film ALFIE's poor results at the American box office have been blamed on last week's (ends05NOV04) presidential election. The remake of the 1960s MICHAEL CAINE comedy only took $6.5 million (GBP3.6...

Paris' Mother Begs Producers On Her Behalf

Hotel heiress PARIS HILTON's mother KATHY has reportedly begged movie bosses to cast her daughter opposite teenage star LINDSAY LOHAN in a new movie. The SIMPLE LIFE reality TV star is hoping Kathy's emotional...

Alfie Postponed To Avoid Affleck Clash

The release of JUDE LAW's anticipated movie ALFIE has been pushed back by two weeks to take it out of competition with BEN AFFLECK's film SURVIVING CHRISTMAS. Bosses at PARAMOUNT PICTURES have decided to...

Robbins And Otto To Join War Of The Worlds

TIM ROBBINS and MIRANDA OTTO are in talks to join TOM CRUISE in his anticipated movie WAR OF THE WORLDS. Robbins is in negotiations to play astronomer OGILVY in the STEVEN SPIELBERG-directed adaptation of...

Cher's Song Dumped From Alfie

CHER's new version of the title song for JUDE LAW's upcoming ALFIE remake has reportedly been dropped, after test audiences laughed at the track. Although the song was made famous by soul veteran DIONNE...

Shocking Thunderbirds Spoof Movie

SOUTH PARK creators MATT STONE and TREY PARKER have made a shocking THUNDERBIRDS spoof movie - featuring graphic scenes of puppets having sex. The controversial duo hope to spark controversy with the big-budget PARAMOUNT...

Usher Lands Lead Movie Role

MTV bosses are so convinced USHER's phenomenal chart success will transform him into a movie star, they're devising a film specially for the R+B singer. Although MTV FILMS are shrouding the upcoming project in...

Cruise Seeks A New Mission Director

Superstar actor TOM CRUISE needs a new director for MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3 following film-maker JOE CARNAHAN's dramatic decision to quit. The JERRY MAGUIRE star - who is reprising his role as secret agent ETHAN...

Streep's Clinton 'Impression' Needs To Be Toned Down

Producers of MERYL STREEP's latest film have reportedly ordered a few changes to be made - because her hair style and mannerisms were considered too similar to those of former first lady HILLARY CLINTON....

Star Trek Show Gets A Reprieve

STAR TREK's latest TV voyage has been saved thanks to cost-cutting studio bosses in Hollywood. STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE was destined to be scrapped by bosses at American cable network UPN following a ratings drop...

Stepford Wives Invite Clinton And Rice's Fury

The producers of remake THE STEPFORD WIVES are risking incurring the wrath of HILLARY CLINTON and CONDOLEEZA RICE, by misusing their images in adverts for the NICOLE KIDMAN movie. A trailer for the forthcoming...

Stewart Gets His Uniform Back

British actor PATRICK STEWART is celebrating after being given the STAR TREK uniform he once tried to buy for $2,000 (GBP1,100). The thespian, who played CAPTAIN JEAN-LUC PICARD in the sci-fi series and films...

Grammer Considers Revising His Frasier Character

Actor KELSEY GRAMMER is considering the idea of bringing back his long-running character FRASIER CRANE on another TV series - after 20 years of playing the psychologist. The Virgin Islands-born screen star has discussed...

Frasier To Live On?

TV star KELSEY GRAMMER's recently defunct character DOCTOR FRASIER CRANE may be brought back to life in a new sitcom. The EMMY-winning actor, 49, filmed the last episode of hit comedy FRASIER in March...

Pink Beats Competition To Play Joplin

Feisty pop punk PINK is set to become a big screen leading lady, after signing to star in a movie biopic of rock singer JANIS JOPLIN. Pink's ability to replicates Joplin's vocal style convinced...

Cruise Signs Darabont For M:i-3

Hollywood superstar TOM CRUISE has hired THE GREEN MILE movie maker FRANK DARABONT to write the screenplay for the third MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE movie. Cruise, whose CRUISE-WAGNER PRODUCTIONS company produces the films, was so impressed...

Farrell Rebuffs Young Lohan

Movie wildman COLIN FARRELL has turned down the chance to date sexy rising star LINDSAY LOHAN - thanks to her age. The ALEXANDER hunk, 27, was stunned by the FREAKY FRIDAY actress' beauty when...

Dylan Helps Filmmakers

Legendary rocker BOB DYLAN is helping Hollywood bosses make a biopic about his life. The LIKE A ROLLING STONE singer is lending his support to the PARAMOUNT picture I'M NOT THERE: SUPPOSITIONS ON A...

Law Takes On Producing And Acting Duties

OSCAR nominee JUDE LAW will both produce and star in a new romantic drama for movie giant PARAMOUNT. The COLD MOUNTAIN hunk, 31, has already made two films back-to-back for the company - remake...

Jude Law Signs To Long-delayed Dexterity

British actor JUDE LAW has signed up to produce and star in the long-awaited movie DEXTERITY - more than 10 years after TIMOTHY HUTTON began developing the project for himself. The PARAMOUNT film will...

Sony's Pascal Voted Most Powerful

SONY PICTURES co-chairman AMY PASCAL is the most powerful woman in entertainment, according to influential trade paper the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The publication has placed Pascal, who is also head of COLUMBIA PICTURES, at the...

Weather Change For Cage

NICOLAS CAGE's upcoming movie THE WEATHER MAN has been forced to find a new studio, following rows over financing with SONY's COLUMBIA PICTURES. As well as disagreements over the film's budget - believed to...

Affleck's Directing Dreams

BEN AFFLECK is hoping to kickstart his career as a writer-director by adapting DENNIS LEHANE's detective novels into movies. The PEARL HARBOR star has been given a boost by the success of CLINT EASTWOOD's...

Lourdes Loves Britney

PARAMOUNT PICTURES have sent MADONNA's daughter LOURDES a specially edited version of BRITNEY SPEARS' movie CROSSROADS - with all bad language and sexy scenes removed - after discovering she was a huge fan. 26/10/2003...

Steven Seagal Is 'Classless' Says Angel Star

Pony-tailed action hero STEVEN SEAGAL has been labelled "gross" and "a pig" by ANGEL beauty MERCEDES McNAB, after he made a pass at her when she was just 15. The actress claims the 52-year-old...

Affleck Replaced As Jack Ryan?

Movie hunk BEN AFFLECK is reportedly facing the axe from the successful JACK RYAN franchise, after a string of box office flops. The actor replaced veteran HARRISON FORD for the last TOM CLANCY adaptation...

Beyonce's Fighting Temptations Falls

BEYONCE KNOWLES' new flick THE FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS has performed worse than analysts expected - it's second-place position has now been pushed down a spot to number three. Figures released on Sunday (21SEP03) had estimated...

Toy Company Sues Paramount

Leading American toy maker WHAM-O INC. is suing PARAMOUNT PICTURES for featuring one of their products in a new movie without its permission. The manufacturer is unhappy the Hollywood studio used its SLIP 'N...

Hollywood Studios Sue Nude Video Company

Hollywood beauties NICOLE KIDMAN, DEMI MOORE, REESE WITHERSPOON and KATE WINSLET are at the centre of a $6.4 million (GBP4 million) legal row to ban nude shots of themselves from being released on an upcoming...

Jackson Wanted For Coach Role

After sharpening Los Angeles' Special Weapons + Tactics squad in S.W.A.T., SAMUEL L JACKSON is set to coach a basketball team in the planned biopic COACH CARTER. Movie studio PARAMOUNT is hoping Jackson will...

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