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Henry Golding Boards Netflix's Persuasion

Henry Golding has boarded the big screen adaptation of 'Persuasion'.The upcoming Netflix film, which is based on the novel of the same name by Jane Austen, already had its leading lady, with Dakota Johnson set...

Britain's First Frankenstein Museum To Open

Britain's first Frankenstein museum is set to open where Mary Shelley created the legendary fictional monster. The museum will be located in the city of Bath, where Mary wrote the iconic 'Frankenstein' novel in 1818,...

Axl Rose Wants To Compose Movie Soundtracks

Axl, 54, has been extremely busy this year, fronting a reunited Guns N' Roses line-up and filling in for the indisposed Brian Johnson as the lead singer of AC DC. However the...

Jack Huston To Play Wickham In Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

Jack Huston is to play Wickham in the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's 'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies'.The London-born actor - best known for his role as Richard Harrow on the popular HBO show 'Boardwalk Empire'...

Why Has Kelly Clarkson Been Forced To Give Up Jane Austen's Ring?

After a protracted disagreement and subsequent petition, the American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson has been forced to sell back a gold and turquoise ring once belonging to the celebrated British author Jane Austen. The singer...

Kelly Clarkson "Happy" To Lose Jane Austen's Ring

Kelly Clarkson will not be wearing Jane Austen's ring any time soon after the Jane Austen's House Museum successfully outbid her, ensuring the ring will remain in the UK.Kelly Clarkson has been outbid by the...

Kelly Clarkson Could Lose Out On Jane Austen Ring

An anonymous donor has given £100,000 to stop Kelly Clarkson from buying a ring once owned by Jane Austen.The 'Mr. Know It All' singer - who is a self-confessed ''history nerd'' - could lose out...

Kelly Clarkson Forbidden To Take Jane Austen Ring Out Of The UK

What do Kelly Clarkson and Jane Austen have in common? The simple answer – a ring. The Tie It Up singer recently purchased a unique piece of jewellery, which had once belonged to the English...

Jane Austen's Ring Kept In UK - Despite Being Owned By Kelly Clarkson!

Jane Austen's ring was bought by Kelly Clarkson last year but it's still in the country! The turquoise and gold ring, once owned by Jane Austen, was bought by Clarkson last year at auction. She...

Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy Statue Unveiled Emerging From Serpentine Lake

It will be the role for which he is forever remembered: Colin Firth's 1995 TV drama portrayal of the wealthy yet antisocial Mr. Darcy in the BBC's adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The...

Vincent Kartheiser To Play Mr. Darcy Onstage

Mad Men star Vincent Kartheiser is heading back to his native Minnesota to portray literary hero Mr. Darcy in a new stage production of Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice.The actor, who plays angry ad man...

Lily Collins To Star In Zombie Pride And Prejudice

Lily Collins is sinking her teeth into the zombie craze by reportedly taking on the lead role in a horror parody of Jane Austen classic Pride And Prejudice.Phil Collins' actress daughter has been tapped to...

Kelly Clarkson Banned From Taking 152k Ring Out Of UK

Kelly Clarkson has been banned from taking a £152,000 ring out of Britain. The singer successfully bid for the ring - which was once owned by revered romantic novelist Jane Austen - at a UK...

Kelly Clarkson Banned From Taking Jane Austen Ring Out Of Britain

Singer Kelly Clarkson has been banned from taking a $243,000 (£152,000) ring once owned by Jane Austen out of Britain after it was deemed a "national treasure".The Miss Independent hitmaker purchased the gold and turquoise...

Rachel Weisz Never Expected To Wed

Rachel Weisz never thought she would get married.The 42-year-old actress - who wed her 'Dream House' co-star Daniel Craig in June 2011 - admits she had never fantasised about her big day or wedding dress...

Colin Firth's Wife Not Impressed By Sex Symbol Status

Colin Firth's wife thinks it's funny he's regarded as a sex symbol.The 'King's Speech' actor - who became a worldwide heartthrob when he played Mr. Darcy in 'Pride & Prejudice' in 1995 - says spouse...

Karen Gillan Wins Debut Movie Romeo And Brittney

Karen Gillan has been cast in 'Romeo and Brittney'. The 'Doctor Who' actress will play a New Jersey school-girl who finds herself sent back in time to 13th Century Verona in the David Baddiel-directed comedy....

Scarlett Johansson's Zombie Role?

Scarlett Johansson is top choice to play Elizabeth Bennett in 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'.The 'Iron Man 2' actress is being lined up to take the leading role in the film following Natalie Portman detachment...

Murphy's Norbit Tops UK Box Office

The EDDIE MURPHY comedy NORBIT has shot to the top of the UK box office charts. The movie, which sees the DREAMGIRLS star plays a number of characters, including the hapless title character and his...

Darcy Role Makes Macfadyen Irresistible

British actor MATTHEW MacFADYEN is attracting so much female attention since playing heart-throb MR DARCY in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, his wife has decided to hit back. MacFadyen became an overnight pin-up when he appeared...

Sutherland Puts Restraining Order On Smokers

Acclaimed actor DONALD SUTHERLAND refuses to allow smokers within one hundred metres of him when he is working on a movie set. The PRIDE AND PREJUDICE star is so repulsed by the smell...

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