Quote: "It's really over the top and cheesy. Some of the stuff that they have him doing and that they came up with is just so far-fetched!" Phil Spector's wife Rachelle gives her verdict about a Tv movie about the incarcerated music mogul's murder trial, which aired in the U.S. on Sunday (24Mar13).
Quote: "I'm not saying it glamorises him, but you can't avoid the sort of, not the spectacular... the fascination of that kind of personality. You can't avoid the eccentricity of it, the extremeness of it, you can't avoid that." Dame Helen Mirren on her new TV movie about Phil Spector's lengthy murder trial. The actress plays Spector's attorney, Linda Kenney Baden, in the untitled new film, opposite Al Pacino as the disgraced record producer.
Quote: "He's just so great. Honestly, he's, I think, one of the greatest living actors and to be opposite him and watching him work, it's really, really thrilling." Oscar winner Dame Helen Mirren is in awe of Al Pacino, her co-star in the new Phil Spector biopic.
Quote: "There's a cool factor and... if they don't think you are then you don't get in. But Phillip is in, and he's in jail now so... who knows?" Superstar Cher is convinced her pop duo Sonny & Cher is not considered hot enough to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, despite officials previously honouring convicted murderer Phil Spector.
Quote: "He's more excited about this project than he was about the Beatles or Tina Turner. He is so, so proud, and he really believes in me." Jailed hitmaker Phil Spector has a great deal of faith in his wife RACHELLE's talent.
Quote: "People think of Phillip as somehow weird, but he is the sweetest man in the world. I did everything for him. I would pick out his clothes and style his hair pieces. The Phillip I know is the one who wakes up with his head smooshed on the pillow in the morning. I don't recognise the demon portrayed in court." Phil Spector's wife RACHELLE is adamant the convicted murderer has been misrepresented in the courts and in the press.
Fact: THE Rolling Stones released their self-titled debut album 45 years ago on Thursday (16Apr09). The album featured covers of Willie Dixon's I Just Want To Make Love To You and Marvin Gaye's Can I Get A Witness and Little By Little, which the Stones co-wrote with Phil Spector.
Quote: "Ike Turner could play circles around Eric Clapton, and Eric knows that." Music mogul Phil Spector in paying his respects to the late IKE TURNER at the rocking bluesman's California funeral on Friday (21Dec07).
Fact: Jurors in the Phil Spector murder trial are having difficulty reaching a verdict - after three days of deliberations. The music producer is accused of fatally shooting actress Lana Clarkson at his California home in 2003. He has maintained his innocence and claims Clarkson committed suicide. The jury will resume deliberations on Thursday (13Sep07).
Fact: Phil Spector's murder trial has become a family affair. His defence attorney Linda Kenney-Baden is married to Michael Baden, the pathologist giving evidence for the music mogul.