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Kelli Garner To Play Marilyn Monroe In New Cable Series

The Aviator star Kelli Garner has signed up to play Marilyn Monroe in a new U.S. cable mini-series.The actress becomes the latest star to portray the screen icon after landing the leading role in Marilyn....

Film Score Boss Jailed For Underage Sex Search

A film score producer who worked on THE AVIATOR and REVOLUTIONARY ROAD has been sentenced to 12 months in jail after he was caught trying to organise sex with an underage girl.James 'Jim' Dunbar approached...

Dicaprio Wore Waist-pinching Corset To Play Hughes

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO and JUDE LAW reeled in shock when they tried on their outfits for THE AVIATOR - after the film's costume designer demanded they wore figure-enhancing corsets.DiCaprio played eccentric Hollywood director Howard Hughes in...

Blanchett Skips Hot Fuzz Screening

CATE BLANCHETT stunned organisers of the Australian premiere of new British film HOT FUZZ when she jetted back to her homeland to attend the event and then failed to show up. THE AVIATOR star, who...

Scorsese Grateful For Belated Oscar Recognition

Director MARTIN SCORSESE is glad he didn't receive an Academy Award for directing earlier in his career, because it might have changed the way he made movies. Scorsese had received six nominations for directing and...

Eastwood: 'This Year Could Be Scorsese's Year'

CLINT EASTWOOD is tipping MARTIN SCORSESE to fulfil his Academy Award ambitions this year (07) and beat him to the Best Director prize. Eastwood is up against Scorsese for the award, two years after his...

Stefani Auditioned For Mr + Mrs Smith Role

GWEN STEFANI was devastated when she didn't land the lead role in MR + MRS SMITH, but didn't take the rejection personally because she was passed over in favour of good friend ANGELINA JOLIE. The...

Dicaprio Backs Scorsese Oscar Bid

Hollywood star LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is backing director MARTIN SCORSESE to win an Oscar for THE DEPARTED, and finds it ridiculous the film-maker has never won an Academy Award. Despite making acclaimed movies including TAXI DRIVER,...

Dicaprio: 'Shooting Movies Is Like Going To College'

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO has no plans to ditch acting for college because he gets all the education he needs preparing for new film roles. The TITANIC actor has boosted his brain-power over the years through thorough...

Dicaprio Dreamed Of Working With Scorsese

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO always dreamed of working with acclaimed movie director MARTIN SCORSESE, ever since he was a teen actor trying to make it in Hollywood. The Oscar-nominated star has made three films to date with...

Scorsese Made Dicaprio Into A Man

Director MARTIN SCORSESE insists his protege LEONARDO DiCAPRIO has finally matured as an actor, because he was still a "boy" when they teamed up for 2002 movie GANGS OF NEW YORK. Under the TAXI DRIVER...

Hoffman And Blanchett To Direct Plays In Australia

Oscar winners PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN and CATE BLANCHETT will both direct stage plays for the Sydney Theatre Company in Australia next year (07). Hoffman will direct the world premiere of RIFLEMIND, written by Australian Blanchett's...

Scorsese Set To Become Film Critic

Famed director MARTIN SCORSESE has been hired as a film critic for an American satellite TV service after complaining about their movie review system. THE AVIATOR director will pen a monthly column for On DirecTV,...

Alda Explains Emmy 'Tantrum'

ALAN ALDA has laughed off reports he was jealous when WILLIAM SHATNER beat him to the Best Supporting Actor In A Drama Series gong at last summer's (AUG05) Emmy Awards, insisting he was staging a...

Stefani Researches Second Film Role

Rocker GWEN STEFANI is reportedly preparing to hit the big screen again - as she is currently in talks to play the lead in TENNESSEE WILLIAMS screenplay BABY DOLL. The film, originally made in 1956...

Beckinsale Blames Boob Job Rumours On Aviator

KATE BECKINSALE regrets gaining weight for her role in THE AVIATOR, because her suddenly voluptuous frame fuelled rumours she has undergone breast enlargement surgery. The 32-year-old star, who played buxom US actress AVA GARDNER...

Beckinsale Feels Fat

Hollywood star KATE BECKINSALE is so embarrassed by her "mis-shapen" body, she often refuses to leave her house. THE AVIATOR actress once hoped her glamorous career would help her shake off deep insecurities, but...

Alda Laughs At Botox Gifts

Veteran actor ALAN ALDA was highly amused when he received a Botox injection gift for his Oscar nomination for THE AVIATOR last year (05). Ageing Alda, who starred opposite LEONARDO DiCAPRIO's HOWARD HUGHES as...

Beckinsale Left Britain To Escape Father's Legacy

KATE BECKINSALE abandoned her native Britain for Los Angeles, because she feared her late father RICHARD BECKINSALE's acting legacy would colour her own onscreen ambitions. Richard, the star of hit UK sitcoms RISING DAMP...

Beckinsale: 'I'm Not Kate Winslet!'

KATE BECKINSALE is baffled she is still mistaken for fellow Brit beauty KATE WINSLET, because the two actresses are so different. Despite roles in blockbusters THE AVIATOR and VAN HELSING, the brunette star is...

Beckinsale Slams 'Poofy' American Football

British actress KATE BECKINSALE is relieved her husband LEN WISEMAN hates American football, because she thinks the sport is for girls. THE AVIATOR beauty believes the US sport is too feminine and gentle, compared...

Beckinsale Laughs Off 'Affair' Claims

British beauty KATE BECKINSALE has laughed off reports she has been having an affair with a male friend behind her husband LEN WISEMAN's back. THE AVIATOR actress has been happily married to Wiseman for...

Blanchett Appeals For Calm In Sydney

Oscar-winner CATE BLANCHETT returned to her native Australia on Sunday (18DEC05) to appeal for calm following the recent race riots in Sydney. Lebanese-Australians have been clashing with white-Australians on the beaches of the New...

Scorsese To Quit Hollywood

Director MARTIN SCORSESE has quit making Hollywood blockbusters so he can concentrate on documentaries and short films. After big budget hits GANGS OF NEW YORK and THE AVIATOR, the 63-year-old wants to slow down...

Baldwin And Basinger Back In Court

LATEST: Former couple ALEC BALDWIN and KIM BASINGER's bitter custody battle is back in court as the stars fight over their 10-year-old daughter, IRELAND. Basinger attended court in Los Angeles yesterday morning (31OCT05) with...

Scorsese And Dicaprio To Team For Fourth Time

Acclaimed director MARTIN SCORSESE and actor LEONARDO DiCAPRIO will team up for the fourth time to shoot a movie based on former US President THEODORE ROOSEVELT's life. Reports indicate the film will use EDMUND...

Stefani Shoots Down Factory Girl Reports

LATEST: GWEN STEFANI has rubbished reports she's set to join SIENNA MILLER in the upcoming movie FACTORY GIRL. It was reported last week (ends12AUG05) that the RICH GIRL singer, who portrayed JEAN HARLOW in...

Dicaprio To Move On From Scorsese

Hollywood heart-throb LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is set to try out a new director after working with legendary film-maker MARTIN SCORSESE on three successive movies. The TITANIC star has signed up to star in THE BLOOD...

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