Tony Curtis has died at the age of 85, his daughter Jamie Lee Curtis' spokesperson has confirmed.
Tony Curtis has died.
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The widow of the late Stanley Kramer is bringing the director's cult comedy IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, Mad World back to the big screen, and she wants George Clooney and Donald Trump to join the existing cast members from the 1963 original in the new film.
KAREN SHARPE KRAMER has joined forces with BOBBY producer ED BASS to shape a sequel to the hit movie after discovering just how popular her late husband's film still is during a 40th anniversary tour in 2003.
Stars like Mickey Rooney, Carl Reiner and Jerry Lewis, who starred in the original, have been urging her to revisit the masterpiece for years, and now she's ready to plan a sequel.
Kramer insists she'll pay tribute to the comics from the original, who have since passed away, by featuring clips of them in the new movie - and she wants the new movie to also feature US cultural icons like former President Bill Clinton and property tycoon DONALD TRUMP.
Kramer is also hoping to persuade Reiner's OCEAN'S ELEVEN castmates Clooney and Brad Pitt to join the star-studded sequel line-up.
She says, "I presented George with the Stanley Kramer Award for GOOD NIGHT + GOOD LUCK in 2006 and he's a big fan of my husband's work. I'd like to find him just the right role in the sequel.
"We won't be doing this for the money, but for the spirit, so I'm hoping that, like Bobby, a number of stars will want to play a part."
Of course, this is what we owe movies like Cannonball Run to. But the original will always reign as the only two-tape comedy on the rental rack. Enjoy.
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Always the Method actor, Brando was rumored to have spent a month in a veteran's hospital to prepare for the role of Ken Wilcheck, a World War II vet paralyzed from the waist down by a gunshot wound. But before we get to meet Ken, we have to sit through an amazing lecture by the stern yet concerned Dr. Brock (Everett Sloan), who addresses a roomful of mothers and wives of paraplegic vets about the grim realities of paraplegia. After listening to long explanations about bowel and bladder control (it can be achieved) and the possibility of a paraplegic starting a family (not bloody likely), the women, who regard the doctor as a god, tentatively ask questions to which the doctor basically responds, "You're screwed. Accept it and move on." Then he lights a cigarette.
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The three-hour film concerns the trial of four Nazi-era German judges accused of killing millions as part of the regime. The trial circumstances are tricky: The four accused didn't pull any triggers, nor were they in the upper echelons of power. They were middlemen, just signing off on the whims of Hitler. How guilty are they of murder? And so it is that American Judge Dan Hawood is flown in to lead a tribunal to determine their fate.
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And so, for the historically uninterested, we find ourselves in a small town in 1925 Tennessee, where a highschool teacher named John Scopes (Dick York) has done the unthinkable: He has brought Darwin's theory of evolution into the classroom, casting doubt upon the literal interpretation of the Bible in the process. The state arrests him, and his trial became one of the first "celebrity" lawsuits ever. The prosecution was led by Fundamentalist and three-time presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan (Fredric March). The defense (hired by the ACLU -- in the movie, by a Boston newspaper) was led by Clarence Darrow (Spencer Tracy), a wild agnostic and verteran lawyer, nearly 70 years old.
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Prince has been selected to receive the NAACP (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE) Vanguard Award this year (05). The award, which Prince will receive at the 36th annual NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, is given to those whose work "increases our understanding and awareness of racial and social issues".
R+B hunk Usher leads the field of nominees with five NAACP Image Awards nods, including outstanding male artist and outstanding album for his colossal hit CONFESSIONS.
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'Peep Show' may be dead, but Mitchell & Webb are not.