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Angela Lansbury To Receive Honorary Doctorate From Film School

The Murder, She Wrote star will receive a Doctorate of Fine Arts degree from the American Film Institute Conservatory for her "contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image". She...

Birdman, Boyhood & Whiplash Make Afi Best Films List

Birdman, Whiplash, Unbroken and Boyhood have been named among the American Film Institute's movies of the year.A jury of Afi members, scholars, artists and critics has selected 11 films for the organisation's end-of-year hit list....

Jared Leto: Got My Oscar, Now I'm Going On Tour With Linkin Park - Thanks

Jared Leto isn’t like most Oscar winners. He’s been criticised for his role as the transgender character Rayon, and not 48 hours after his Best Supporting Actor win for the role, it has been announced...

Riot Fest 2013 Brings Classic Punk To Chicago This September

It's time to start making preparations for one of the loudest festivals of the year: Riot Fest 2013 featuring headline sets from the likes of Pixies, The Replacements and Blink-182.Taking place in Chicago on September...

George Stevens Jr. Awarded With Honorary Oscar

George Stevens Jr is amongst a handful of Hollywood movie veterans to be awarded an honorary Oscar, the Academy's Board of Governors announced yesterday (September 5, 2012). The Wrap report today that the awards will...

David Lynch And Mel Brooks To Receive Honorary Afi Degrees

Filmmakers David Lynch and Mel Brooks are set to be handed honorary degrees from the American Film Institute (Afi) in recognition of their lengthy careers.Both men will receive doctorates of fine arts degrees for "contribution...

Debbie Reynolds: 'The Artist Borrowed From Singin' In The Rain'

Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds is convinced The Artist borrowed heavily from her hit movie SINGIN' IN THE RAIN but failed to live up to the 1952 film's high standards.The black and white silent movie ruled...

Stars Hail Morgan At Lifetime Achievement Event

Hollywood legends including Clint Eastwood, Sidney Poitier and Samuel L. Jackson paid tribute to Morgan Freeman as he was honoured with the American Film Institute's (Afi) Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday (09Jun11).The Shawshank Redemption star...

Aussie Acting Veteran Bill Hunter Dies

Australian acting legend Bill Hunter has died at the age of 71.The Muriel's Wedding star passed away on on Saturday (21May11) surrounded by his family at a Melbourne hospice following a battle with cancer, according...

American Idiot Movie To Be Produced By Tom Hanks

AMERICAN IDIOT, the 2004 album by American rock band Green Day, has been given the go-ahead to be adapted into a feature-length movie. AMERICAN IDIOT, the Broadway musical, has been hugely successful and Universal studios...

Justin Guarini To Make American Idiot Debut Tonight

Justin Guarini has joined the cast of the Broadway musical 'American Idiot' and will make his first appearance tonight (1st March 2011).Justin Guarini, the American actor and musician who finished runner-up on season one of...

Michael Jackson Fan To Dance For Icon

Michael Jackson fans can compete for the chance to dance in front of his family.New TV show 'Move Like Michael Jackson' will start filming in the UK later this month and contestants will battle it...

'Ice Man' Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke has signed up to star in 'The Ice Man'.The Hollywood actor will play real-life hitman Richard 'Iceman' Kuklinski in the movie and believes it will be his defining role, like boxing movie 'Raging...

Hugh Hefner Sued For 3 Billion

Hugh Hefner is being sued for $3 billion by a woman claiming she is the reincarnation of "Venus Aphrodite Demilio".Sheri Allred - who also says she is possessed by "the most beautifulest angel lusefer (sic)"...

Michael Jackson Pal 'Is Blanket's Father'

A friend of Michael Jackson has claimed he is the real father of the singer's youngest child.Al Malnik - a restaurateur with alleged Mafia links - insists he is the biological parent of seven-year-old Prince...

Confusion Over Deschanel 'Engagements'

Actress ZOOEY DESCHANEL can take her pick of two suitors - she has reportedly received marriage proposals from rockers BEN GIBBARD and HUNTER BURGAN. The Yes Man star, 28, agreed to wed Burgan, a bass...

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