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Molina Bemused By Da Vinci Code Uproar

THE DA VINCI CODE star ALFRED MOLINA is baffled by the Catholic Church's continued protests against the movie, insisting their actions are simply publicising the controversial adaptation. The movie, which is based on DAN BROWN's...

Bettany Too Buff For Connolly

PAUL BETTANY disappointed his wife JENNIFER CONNOLLY by bulking up for new film THE DA VINCI CODE - because she liked him better as a pale, skinny Englishman. The actor, who plays evil monk SILAS...

Tautou's Photo Evidence

AUDREY TAUTOU was so stunned to be auditioned for the part of SOPHIE NEVEU in THE DA VINCI CODE, she took a photograph of director RON HOWARD as proof. The AMELIE star always keeps her...

Cannes Festival Police On Strike

Police in Cannes will stage a two-hour strike on 19 May (06) in a bid to disrupt the French towns famous film festival's opening screening of THE DA VINCI CODE. Hundreds of police officers in...

Bettany The Non-believer

THE DA VINCI CODE star PAUL BETTANY no longer follows Catholicism, despite being brought up a believer in the faith. Bettany, who plays a member of the secretive Catholic sect Opus Dei in director RON...

Howard Shuns Calls For Da Vinci Code Disclaimer

LATEST: Director RON HOWARD has dismissed calls for his film THE DA VINCI CODE to include a disclaimer as unnecessary. Opus Dei had asked film-makers to make it clear the TOM HANKS-starring movie is a...

Tatou Rejected Da Vinci Role

French actress AUDREY TAUTOU almost missed the opportunity of starring in THE DA VINCI CODE - because she was on holiday in Mexico at the time. Tatou, famous for her starring role in 2001's AMELIE,...

Hanks Pokes Fun At Da Vinci Code Controversy

TOM HANKS poked fun at the religious controversy surrounding his new film THE DA VINCI CODE by facing criticism from mock priests, cardinals, nuns, Popes and even JESUS CHRIST as he guest hosted US comedy...

Anglican Church Challenges Da Vinci Code

Anglican Church leaders in Sydney, Australia, are attempting to educate cinemagoers when THE DA VINCI CODE is released later this month (MAY06), by screening their own mini-movie in cinemas. The 20-second clip will tell "the...

Da Vinci Bosses Veto Opus Dei Viewing

LATEST: The movie adaptation of THE DA VINCI CODE has sparked further uproar after Sony Pictures denied Catholic group Opus Dei, who are depicted in the film, an advance viewing. Opus Dei, who are portrayed...

Howard Accepts Westminster Abbey Ban

Movie-maker RON HOWARD accepts the British royal family had no choice but to ban him from filming THE DA VINCI CODE scenes at Westminster Abbey in London - because they couldn't afford the controversy. The...

Howards Team Up For New Movie

RON HOWARD and his daughter BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD are teaming up on the big screen for the first time since HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, after the director agreed to helm new film THE LOOK...

Da Vinci Follow-up Delayed

The release of DAN BROWN's sequel to the THE DA VINCI CODE has been postponed until next year (07). The follow-up to the best-selling book will reportedly explore the mysterious subject of Freemasonry. Although the...

Appeal Upholds Brown's Da Vinci Plagiarism Innocence

THE DA VINCI CODE author DAN BROWN has again been cleared of allegations be breached copyright and plagiarised the best-seller's plot, this time in New York City. The 2nd US Circuit Court Of Appeals upheld...

Howard's Da Vinci Dilemma

Director RON HOWARD was thrilled when French President JACQUES CHIRAC allowed him to film THE DA VINCI CODE in Parisian gallery La Louvre - but he was then restricted at every turn. La Louvre was...

Brown Faces Another Da Vinci Code Plagiarism Claim

Author DAN BROWN has been accused of plagiarism in THE DA VINCI CODE just days after he was cleared in London's High Court of similar allegations. Russian art historian DR MIKHAIL ANIKIN, a LEONARDO DA...

Da Vinci Code Verdict Finds Brown Innocent Of Plagiarism

THE DA VINCI CODE author DAN BROWN has been cleared in London's High Court of allegations he breached copyright and plagiarised the best-seller's plot. MICHAEL BAIGENT and RICHARD LEIGH had insisted Brown ripped off their...

Howard To Make Iraq War Picture

RON HOWARD is set to follow in the footsteps of military movie JARHEAD when he directs LAST MAN HOME, a film set in war-torn Iraq. The project details the search for a Gulf War soldier...

Dunst Goes To Cannes

KIRSTEN DUNST's new period movie MARIE-ANTOINETTE has been selected to compete at the coveted Cannes Film Festival in May (06). The SOFIA COPPOLA-directed film, co-starring SPIDER-MAN actor JASON SCHWARTZMAN, sees a 19-year-old Viennese girl became...

Brown Blasts Da Vinci Code Plagiarism Accusations

THE DA VINCI CODE author DAN BROWN has slammed allegations he plagiarised the best-seller's plot as "completely fanciful" and is "astounded" by the current copyright wrangle. MICHAEL BAIGENT and RICHARD LEIGH have taken Brown to...

Da Vinci Under Fire

The movie version of hit book THE DA VINCI CODE is at the centre of a copyright wrangle - after claims the story was copied from another book. The DAN BROWN bestseller, which has...

Howard Still Traumatised By Nude Role

BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD still shudders at the memory of performing nude in her first stage show THE HAMLET MACHINE. THE VILLAGE star and daughter of actor/director RON HOWARD insists the 30 naked minutes caused...

Gervais Shuns Da Vinci Role

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS snubbed a small role in new movie THE DA VINCI CODE, after convincing director RON HOWARD he would ruin it. Howard wanted the comedian to play a butler in the...

Magnum Movie Set For The Big Screen

TOM SELLECK's hit 1980s TV show MAGNUM, P.I. is being adapted for the big screen. RAWSON MARSHALL THURBER, who wrote and directed DODGEBALL, has signed on to take charge of the movie. The...

Catholic Group Appeal For Adult Rating For Da Vinci Code

Catholic group Opus Dei are urging film ratings boards to give controversial new movie THE DA VINCI CODE an adult rating - because it fears children will believe the film's "lies" about JESUS fathering a...

Howard Set To Become Spider-man's New Girlfriend

THE VILLAGE star BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD is set to join the cast of SPIDER-MAN 3 as the woman who takes MARY JANE's place in Spider-man's heart. The actress will play GWEN STACY, one...

Da Vinci Code Set For A Premiere At The Louvre?

Producers of much-anticipated movie THE DA VINCI CODE are considering staging the film's European premiere at the Louvre art gallery in Paris, France, where the story begins. Film executives are impressed with record-breaking figures...

Howard: 'Da Vinci Code Fuss Was A Joke'

Movie maker RON HOWARD insists the British media made an unnecessary fuss over supposed DA VINCI CODE protestors while he was shooting the film at Lincoln Cathedral in England last summer (05) because many of...

Chirac Slammed For Da Vinci Casting

French President JACQUES CHIRAC is facing a political backlash after reports he tried to altar the casting of THE DA VINCI CODE, promoting family friends for the lead roles. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH...

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