Twenty years after the death of 23-year-old River Phoenix from a drug overdose 10 days before the completion of production on Dark Blood, the film was shown at the Berlin Film Festival with director George Sluizer reading from the screenplay over still photos in place of The Missing scenes. At a news conference, Sluizer described how he had rescued the raw footage days before it was scheduled to be destroyed. And even then, some of the scenes that had been shot were missing. It made it necessary to rethink the story and what could be told, he said. Nevertheless, he indicated, the film may never get a theatrical release because of difficult negotiations with the insurance company that acquired the film after paying out $5.7 million after Phoenix's death. Sluizer admitted breaking into the storage vault where the film had been stored after learning that the footage was about to be destroyed. I call it saving, not stealing, Sluizer said. Morally, I was saving important material. If you go to the Guggenheim and it's on fire and you save a painting, you're not stealing a painting, you're saving it.
Michael Jackson's family have accused the executors of his estate - John Branca and John McClain - of forging his will.
Michael Jackson's family have accused the executors of his estate of forging his will.
Five of the late 'Thriller' singer's siblings, Janet, Rebbie, Tito, Randy and Jermaine Jackson are calling for administrators John Branca and John McClain to resign from the estate, claiming they changed his will after his death to gain control of his finances.
The letter, as seen by Celebuzz.com, states: ''At the time we couldn't possibly fathom what is so obvious to us now: that the Will, without question, it's Fake, Flawed and Fraudulent.
Continue reading: Michael Jackson's Family Upset At Estate Executors
Rachel Zoe has lost a suitcase full of designer vintage clothes while flying to St. Barts.
Rachel Zoe has lost a suitcase full of designer clothes.
The celebrity stylist - who launched her own label earlier this year - saw her trunk full of treasured vintage clothing lost while she flew to the luxurious holiday destination of St. Barts with American Airlines.
Among the mislaid items was reportedly a vintage Tom Ford for Gucci leather jacket, as well as a number of Missoni beach kaftans.
Continue reading: Rachel Zoe's Vintage Pieces 'Lost In Transit'
Christie Brinkley has been ordered to pay back more than $500,000 in unpaid taxes after a legal claim was placed on her New York home.
Christie Brinkley has been ordered to pay back more than $500,000 in unpaid taxes.
The 57-year-old model - who is believed to be worth around $80 million - claimed an "error" on her behalf was responsible for US authorities putting a lien on her $30 million mansion, and vowed to pay back The Missing $531,720 by tomorrow (07.12.11).
She said in a statement: "I regret not paying more attention to my accounting, but I have been, and remain focused on my whole family as both my parents navigate serious health issues.
Continue reading: Christie Brinkley Ordered To Pay Back 500k Tax
Documents that might have revealed whether John Stevens, the former Commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard), frequently met with senior Editors of News of the World and other executives of Rupert Murdoch's news operations in the U.K. have suddenly gone missing, the London Independent reported today (Thursday). Responding to a Freedom of Information request, the police agency said that it had been "unable to locate the diary of Lord Stevens and cannot therefore answer your questions in relation to him." The FOI request had been filed by Ian Hurst, a former army intelligence officer, who claims that his voicemail was hacked by News of the World reporters and private detectives. In reporting The Missing documents, the Independent observed, "Officials investigating the disappearance of the diaries will have to decide if there has been a breach of the Data Protection Act." The Information Commissioner's Office confirmed that all of Stevens's diaries are missing from 2000 to 2005. A special inquiry is looking into allegations that police sold information to News of the World and aborted an investigation into the hacking charges in 2006 in order to maintain a favorable and useful relationship with the tabloid's reporters.
Continue reading: Crucial Police Documents Missing In Hacking Probe
Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks to star in independent action movie 'Captive'.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to star in 'Captive'.
The 64-year-old actor is in talks to star in the independent action move, in which he would play an American real estate mogul living in Brazil who is kidnapped and held in an armoured truck hidden in a Sao Paolo landfill, from which he tries desperately to escape.
No other casting announcements have yet been made, including who will play the detective specialising in kidnap who works to find The Missing man.
Continue reading: Arnold Schwarzenegger Lines Up Another Movie Role
Ryan O' Neal has been accused of stealing an Andy Warhol painting of Farrah Fawcett worth $30 million even though the deceased actress left it to the University of Texas in her will.
The 70-year-old actor currently has the silkscreen portrait of Farrah hanging above his bed even though the actress - who lost her battle with cancer in June 2009 - left specific instructions in her will that it should be donated to the University of Texas, where she studied before finding fame, along with a second artwork.
The university has now hired an investigator to establish the location of The Missing artwork, according to America's Star magazine.
Continue reading: Ryan O' Neal Accused Of Stealing Warhol Painting
Sandra Bullock and her husband Jesse James have hired a pet detective to find their missing pit bull dog Cinnabun.
Sandra Bullock's husband has hired a pet detective to find their missing dog.
The 'Blind Side' actress and her biker spouse Jesse James - who wed in 2005 - are so distraught their beloved pet dog Cinnabun is missing, they have enlisted the help of a pet recovery service.
Colleen Busch, from pet detective agency Find Toto, told website E! Online: "I'm in contact with Sandra and Jesse all day. We've been going back and forth checking on tips."
Continue reading: Sandra Bullock Hires Pet Detective
Scarlett Johansson is the favourite to play blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe in a new film about her visit to London in 1957.
The 24-year-old blonde beauty is reportedly at the top of a list of actresses being considered by director Simon Curtis and producer David Parfitt for new film 'My Week With Marilyn'.
Continue reading: Scarlett Johansson Set For Mon-role
Actor Tommy Lee Jones was left nursing wounds on the set of his latest
movie - after a horse came close to crushing him. The MEN IN BLACK star, 56,
was shooting a scene for the new Ron Howard thriller The Missing on 7 March
the incident took place. Jones came out of the mishap fine, considering that
the 1,200-pound mare fell on part of his right leg after he slipped on black
ice outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.
A source says, "Tommy was shook up. He twisted his knee and was put on
This latest incident reportedly marks the OSCAR-winning actor's third
serious horse-related fall in just over four years.
Continue reading: Tommy Lee Jones Takes A Tumble
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