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Lionel Richie To Produce Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic

Lionel Richie is to produce a Sammy Davis Jr. biopic.The 'Dancing on the Ceiling' hitmaker is going to bring Sammy's life story to the big screen and it will be based on the 1965 memoir...

Lionel Richie Producing Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic

The film will be based on memoir Yes I Can: The Story Of Sammy Davis, Jr., which was written by Davis, his wife Jane, and Burt Boyar in 1965, according to Deadline....

David Hasselhoff: 'I Sang With Pavarotti!'

The former Baywatch actor has never been shy about sharing his achievements, and he didn’t hold back when American publication Us Weekly asked him to take part in its 25 Things You Don’t Know About...

Lionel Richie: 'We're At Las Vegas University'

The 66-year-old singer kicked off his All The Hits residency at Planet Hollywood's Axis Theater in Sin City this week (27Apr16). The show has been praised by fans and critics alike, but Lionel admits he...

Peter Andre's New Album Inspired By Frank Sinatra

Peter Andre has announced he is releasing a new album which is inspired by Frank Sinatra.The 42-year-old singer has created his own take on some of the American icon's classic hits - including 'Mac The...

Ne-yo's Mum Is His 'Biggest Influence'

Ne-Yo's mum is his ''biggest influence''.The 32-year-old singer has praised his mother for being his ''hero'' because although she has had a difficult life she still has a positive attitude.He admitted: ''My mum was and...

Sammy Davis Jr.'S Address Book Up For Auction

Late singer/actor Sammy Davis Jr.'s address book is back on the auction block.The little black book from the 1980s contains the names and numbers of a slew of the Rat Pack star's celebrity friends, including...

Whoopi Goldberg Never Loved Husbands

Whoopi Goldberg never loved any of her husbands.The 'Sister Act' comedian and actress has been married three times – to Alvin Martin from 1973 to 1979, David Claessen from 1986 to 1988 and Lyle Trachtenberg...

Adam Sandler Thanksgiving Song Gets Over One Million Hits

A video of American comedian Adam Sandler performing his famous 'Thanksgiving Song' has received over one-million hits on YouTube after users made the comedy ballad their 'Turkey Day' soundtrack. The 44-year-old first performed the track...

Adam Sandler Thanksgiving Song Becomes Internet Hit

ADAM SANDLER's classic 'Thanksgiving Song' that he first performed whilst a cast member on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, has become the soundtrack to 'Turkey Day' as thousands of web users flock to watch a video of...

Fbi Opens Kennedy File, Alleges 'Wild Sex Parties' With Monroe

MARILYN MONROE, SAMMY DAVIS JR. and FRANK SINATRA have hit the headlines from beyond the grave - newly released FBI records allege the trio enjoyed "wild sex parties" with assassinated U.S. President JOHN F. KENNEDY...

Sammy Davis Jr.'S Widow Dies

The widow of SAMMY DAVIS JR. has died, aged 65. Altovise Davis passed away on Saturday (14Mar09) at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after suffering a stroke. Davis worked during the 1960s as a chorus-line dancer...

Davis Jr. Died In Debt

Former RAT PACK member SAMMY DAVIS JR. died with millions of dollars worth of debt, leaving his estate in a shambles, a new tell-all book has revealed. According to Deconstructing Sammy, a forthcoming biography by...

Sammy Davis Jr's Widow Sues Over Singer's Estate

The widow of SAMMY DAVIS JR. is suing two former business partners over the rights to the late singer's life story. Altovise Davis has filed a suit at U.S. federal court in Dallas claiming Barrett...

Hairspray Star To Play Sammy Davis Jr?

A star of upcoming movie musical HAIRSPRAY has danced his way into contention for an upcoming SAMMY DAVIS JR. biopic. Up-and-coming star ELIJAH KELLEY has dazzled movie executives with his performance as Seaweed Stubbs in...

Andre 3000 To Play Sammy Davis Jr.

OUTKAST star ANDRE 3000 is set to play SAMMY DAVIS JR. in a new biopic documenting the entertainer's controversial romance with KIM NOVAK. The film, entitled Sammy and Kim, will focus on the interracial relationship...

Four Davis Jr. Movies On The Way

Late actor/singer SAMMY DAVIS JR. is the subject of no less than four upcoming movies. The life of Rat Pack legend Davis Jr., who died from throat cancer in 1990 at the age of 64,...

Blige And Foxx Triumph At Soul Awards

MARY J. BLIGE and JAMIE FOXX clinched the big prizes at yesterday's (10MAR07) Soul Train Music Awards, both taking home Best Album awards. Foxx was lauded for UNPREDICTABLE, while THE BREAKTHROUGH earned Blige Best Female...

Anka Recalls Sammy Davis Jr Hit For New Duets Album

Beloved entertainer PAUL ANKA is bringing SAMMY DAVIS JR back from the dead for a duet on his new album. The DIANA singer wrote I AM NOT ANYONE for the crooner in 1973 and has...

Costume Designer Donfeld Dies

Oscar-nominated costume designer DONFELD died on Saturday (03FEB07) at the Temple City, California home of his brother after a brief illness. He was 72. Donfeld, born DONALD LEE FELD, received his first Academy Award nomination...

North By Northwest Tops Style Poll

ALFRED HITCHCOCK's classic movie NORTH BY NORTHWEST has topped a poll naming the most stylish films of all time. The 1959 thriller, which stars CARY GRANT and EVA MARIE SAINT, had the most influence on...

Hasselhoff To Star In His Own Musical

BAYWATCH star DAVID HASSELHOFF is jetting off to Australia to appear in a stage production based on his life. DAVID HASSELHOFF: THE MUSICAL will include segments inspired by THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, KNIGHT RIDER...

Sammy Davis Jr Musical Set To Debut

A new musical based on the life of legendary performer SAMMY DAVIS JR is set to debut on 22 February (06) in Connecticut. MR BONJANGLES: THE ULTIMATE ENTERTAINER will showcase Davis' many talents and...

Union Bosses Furious Over Rat Pack Spat

Bosses at US acting union Equity have fired an unfair labour practice charge at Gotham, New York's famous Supper Club, claiming owners scrapped a RAT PACK tribute show because it featured union members. The...

Vedder's Home From Home At Ramone's House

PEARL JAM star EDDIE VEDDER has a permanent home at late pal JOHNNY RAMONE's Los Angeles house - after the punk icon created a place for the rocker and his wife to stay before he...

Historic Hollywood Home For Sale

The former Sunset Plaza home owned by cabaret stars JUDY GARLAND and SAMMY DAVIS JR at different times is on the market after being refurbished by current owner, furniture designer HYON CHOUGH (corr). Garland...

Jazz Bassist Al Mckibbon Dies

Veteran jazz bassist AL McKIBBON has died of kidney failure. He was 86. Chicago native McKibbon passed away on 29 July (05) at Los Angeles' Good Samaritan Hospital, leaving behind two daughters, according to...

Dean Martin Gets Street Honour

Late entertainer DEAN MARTIN has received a huge honour from his beloved Las Vegas, with a street named after him. The THAT'S AMORE singer - a member of the RAT PACK alongside OCEAN'S ELEVEN...

Denzel To Bring Davis Jr's Life To The Screen

The life of legendary crooner and entertainer SAMMY DAVIS JR is to be made into a movie, OSCAR-winning actor DENZEL WASHINGTON has announced. TRAINING DAY star Washington has written the foreword to the paperback...

Clooney + Pitt To Reteam For Rat Pack Robin Hood

GEORGE CLOONEY and BRAD PITT are reportedly teaming up again for another RAT PACK-inspired movie. The two pals, who starred in the remake of FRANK SINATRA, DEAN MARTIN and SAMMY DAVIS JR's OCEAN'S ELEVEN...

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