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The Hobbit Hits Union Troubles

Union representatives have warned actors not to accept work on 'The Hobbit'.The film, which is a prequel to the 'Lord of the Ring's franchise, has already come up against a whole host of problems, with...

Unions Agree On Negotiating Strategy

Members of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists have agreed to deemphasize payments for new media and focus instead on bread-and-butter issues like increases in employer contributions to...

Sag Snubs Stars' Game Contract

LATEST: A contract between actors including SAMUEL L JACKSON, DENNIS HOPPER and BURT REYNOLDS and the computer game business has been rejected by the SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG). Game producers agreed to give a...

Actors Reach Deal Over Video Game Profits

Stars including SAMUEL L JACKSON, DENNIS HOPPER and BURT REYNOLDS have triumphed over the lucrative computer game business in a bitter dispute over payment for their video game voice-overs . Producers of the games...

Jackson Movie Halted By Extras Boycott

Filming on SAMUEL L JACKSON's new movie FREEDOMLAND ground to a halt on Thursday (12MAY05) when extras boycotted a hazardous riot scene, demanding bosses pay them more money. The background cast - members of...

Sideways Shocks The Sags

Wine-drinking comedy SIDEWAYS stunned Hollywood last night (05FEB05) when it claimed the big prize at the 11th annual SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS. The film's stars, VIRGINIA MADSEN, PAUL GIAMATTI and THOMAS HADEN CHURCH, were...

Sag Presenters Get Free Ice-cream

JULIE ANDREWS, MORGAN FREEMAN, JOHNNY DEPP and their fellow presenters at Saturday's (05FEB05) SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS will be treated to six months of free ice-cream. MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY is offering all the presenters...

Voight Pens Letter Explaining Sag Awards Absence

LATEST: JON VOIGHT has explained to his fellow actors why he won't be attending next month's (FEB05) SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG) AWARDS in a full-page advertisement. Voight was given the nod in the Outstanding...

Dunst Responds To Gallo's 'Witch' Claims

LATEST: Hollywood star KIRSTEN DUNST has slammed film-maker VINCENT GALLO's cruel remarks about her, after he attacked her for pulling out of his controversial flop film BROWN BUNNY. The SPIDER-MAN actress was set to...

Voight Not Invited To Sag Awards

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG) award-nominee JOHN VOIGHT will have to watch the ceremony from home next month (FEB05) - because he's been banned from attending. Voight was given the nod in the Outstanding Performance...

Franz Forced To Miss Sag Awards Announcement

NYPD BLUE star DENNIS FRANZ was forced to miss this morning's (11JAN04) SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS nominations announcement because he was "weather-bound." Franz was scheduled to join ROSARIO DAWSON AND SAG President MELISSA GILBERT...

Sideways And Foxx Lead Screen Actors Guild Nominations

Sleeper movie hit SIDEWAYS has been given yet another OSCARS boost after picking up four nominations at this morning's (11JAN05) SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG) AWARDS launch. The wine-drinking comedy claimed Best Cast, Best Actor...

Reilly: 'I Could Have A Stupid Name Now'

CHICAGO star JOHN C REILLY is glad he added an initial to his name to create a stage name, instead of opting for an "exotic" change. Reilly was tempted to opt for a fancy...

Garner Honoured By Sag

TV and movie veteran JAMES GARNER is to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at next February's (05) SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG) AWARDS in Hollywood. The former THE ROCKFORD FILES star will claim...

Lopez, Dicaprio + Smith Star In Touching New Documentary

JENNIFER LOPEZ, WILL SMITH and LEONARDO DiCAPRIO have joined forces to star in a special new documentary about a tragic 11-year-old wannabe actor. DUSTIN MORAZ, who was just 11 when he died of a...

Blair Furious Over Payment For Exorcist Footage

Actress LINDA BLAIR is fighting film bosses for more cash, after being offered just $279 (GBP155) for footage of her used in trailers for new movie EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING. Footage from the original 1973...

Actors Guild Selling Foreclosed Films

In an effort to recoup more than $400,000 (GBP220,000) from stars including DAVID BOWIE and CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, America's SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG) is selling the rights to seven small films. Bosses at SAG say...

Bono Backed By Media Heavies In Fcc Battle

U2 frontman BONO has received the backing of artists and media giants, after he was reprimanded by America's decency watchdogs the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONS (FCC) for swearing on TV. Media multi-national VIACOM and the...

Tyler Explains Vintage Spectacles

LORD OF THE RINGS star LIV TYLER's glasses at Sunday's ACADEMY AWARDS (29FEB04) were not a fashion statement - she was worried she wouldn't be able to see the teleprompter without them. The stunning...

Sex And The City Hits Will + Grace

The end of hit TV comedy SEX AND THE CITY is such a big event, it will now be featured in an episode of sitcom WILL + GRACE. Sex and the City came to...

Mullally's Tv Birth Dream For Messing

Actress MEGAN MULLALLY is disappointed her WILL + GRACE co-star DEBRA MESSING didn't give birth with they shared the stage at Sunday's (22FEB04) SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS. Mullally scooped the award for best female...

Oscar Bets Are Off

British bookmakers have been forced to stop taking OSCAR bets five days before the big night (29FEB04) because of the overwhelming support for hotly-tipped favourite THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING....

A Feast For The Sag Awards

Celebrity chef ALAN JACKSON will prepare 300 ducks and 68 kilogrammes (150 pounds) of fresh salmon for Sunday's (22FEB04) SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS post-show party. Guests are expected to guzzle 210 magnums and...

Day Lewis Pulls Out Of The Sags

English actor DANIEL DAY LEWIS has mysteriously pulled out of presenting at the SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS. THE GANGS OF NEW YORK star has cited a "scheduling conflict" as his reason for his no-show...

Douglas To Honour Karl Malden

MICHAEL DOUGLAS will present his old THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO co-star KARL MALDEN with a lifetime achievement award at the SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS on 22 February (04). Douglas signed up to do...

Melissa Gilbert Critical Of Child Stars

Former LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE star MELISSA GILBERT is highly critical of child actors - despite having been one herself. The actress, who serves as president of America's SCREEN ACTORS GUILD, admits she...

Screen Actors Guild To Honour Karl Malden

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE star KARL MALDEN will receive a lifetime achievement honour from the SCREEN ACTORS GUILD. The award, given for career accomplishments and humanitarian efforts, will be presented to the OSCAR-winning 91-year-old...

Actors Join Opposition To Screener Ban

Several Hollywood stars, including SEAN PENN, HOLLY HUNTER and WILLEM DAFOE, have joined the opposition to a ban on sending special DVDs and videos to ACADEMY AWARD voters. The WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA has...

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