Fact: Actress Whoopi Goldberg honoured The Wizard of Oz in her own way at the Oscars on Sunday (02Mar14) by donning her own version of ruby red slippers - glittery red stilleto heels. The Ghost star helped to mark the film's 75th anniversary by leading a round of applause for Judy Garland's children Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joey Luft, before introducing Pink to the stage to perform the film's beloved theme Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
Fact: Judy Garland's kids are reportedly planning a family reunion at the Oscars on Sunday (02Mar14) to celebrate the 75th anniversary of their mother's classic film The Wizard of Oz. Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joey Luft will hit the stage at the 86th Academy Awards, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Fact: Executives at American Tv network Syfy are working on an ambitious post-apocalyptic miniseries loosely based on The Wizard of Oz. Warriors Of Oz will be created by Timur Bekmambetov, who is best known for producing Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Fact: Movie classic The Wizard of Oz is getting a 3D makeover head of a cinema re-release. Fans will be able to watch the film in the new format for the first time in cinemas from September (13).
Fact: Judy Garland's song Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, made famous in The Wizard of Oz, has rocketed up the charts on digital retailers iTunes and Amazon in the U.K. as scores of Britons celebrated the death of divisive former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Monday (08Apr13). Elvis Costello's Tramp the Dirt Down, a direct criticism of the former Conservative leader, also entered the top 100 downloads on iTunes.
Fact: Pop star Christina Aguilera donned a light blue mini dress and bright red shoes for Halloween (31Oct08) to step out as The Wizard of Oz's DOROTHY. The singer's husband Jordan Bratman dressed up as the scarecrow while baby MAX was made to look like a lion.
Quote: "I think knowing which people I can trust and being more aware of my surroundings. It's like Dorothy, I'm not in Kansas anymore." Teen sensation Miley Cyrus likens life in the spotlight to movie The Wizard of Oz.
Fact: Rockers the Arctic Monkeys took costume inspirations from The Wizard of Oz and 1970's pop group Village People when they accepted two Brit Awards via video message at last night's (14FEB07) ceremony in London.
Quote: "I watched The Wizard of Oz - a big tradition at my house." George Clooney, who screened a special edition of the film with Pink Floyd's DARK SIDE OF THE MOON as the soundtrack, on how he celebrated on New Year's Eve.
Fact: COURTENEY COX ARQUETTE and baby daughter COCO watch The Wizard of Oz during breakfast every morning.
Quote: "We skip the witch part... She knows nothing about the witch. Once in a while, she'll come up and she'll be like, 'Who's that green-faced lady?'" Actor David Arquette on trying to protect his daughter COCO from the evil elements of her favourite film The Wizard of Oz.