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Lively All Set For Great Gatsby After Lunch With Leonardo?

BLAKE LIVELY looks set to play LEONARDO DiCAPRIO's lover in BAZ LUHRMANN's adaptation of THE GREAT GATSBY - she was spotted dining with the director and his star on Wednesday (03Nov10).The newly-single actress was part...

Musical Expert Baz Luhrmann

Baz Luhrmann believes he "reinvented the musical". The 'Moulin Rouge!' director is not concerned about the possibility of making an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgeralnd's 'The Great Gatsby' because he likes to challenge himself, and...

Luhrmann Wants To Direct Glee

Acclaimed musical-maker BAZ LUHRMANN has given GLEE his seal of approval and asked TV bosses to let him direct an episode of the hit show.The Australian director, who won two Oscars for his 2001 movie...

Luhrmann Bringing Strictly Ballroom Back To The Stage

BAZ LUHRMANN is resurrecting his dancefloor hit STRICTLY BALLROOM for the stage.The acclaimed Australian director originally wrote the story as a play, which was performed in Sydney before it was transformed into a hit 1992...

Luhrmann To Share Musical Tips At New York Festival

Director BAZ LUHRMANN is to share his tips for making successful movie-musicals during his tenure as honorary chairman of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF).The Moulin Rouge! filmmaker will take charge of the 2010...

Stephen Dorff Signs For War Of The Gods

Stephen Dorff has joined 'War of the Gods'. The 36-year-old actor stars alongside Mickey Rourke, Kellan Lutz, Henry Cavill and Freida Pinto in the Greek mythology movie, which begins shooting in April. Stephen will play...

Luhrmann To Paint Wall Mural In India

Moviemaker BAZ LUHRMANN will show off his artistic skills when he paints a new mural on a hotel wall in Mumbai, India.The director has teamed up with fellow Australia Vincent Fantauzzo for the project at...

Kristin Davis' Shakespeare Ambition

Kristin Davis wants to star in a Shakespeare play.The 'Sex and the City' actress is a huge fan of the work of the revered English playwright and is ready to swap the big screen for...

Luhrmann Honoured In Australia

Famed director BAZ LUHRMANN was honoured in his native Australia on Wednesday night (18Nov09) - he was presented with the coveted Living Legend prize at the country's Inside Film (IF) Awards.The Moulin Rouge! moviemaker was...

Luhrmann Honoured At Film Ceremony

BAZ LUHRMANN has been honoured in his native Australia for his contribution to the country's film industry.The Moulin Rouge! moviemaker was handed the Living Legend trophy at the Inside Film Awards on Tuesday night (17Nov09)....

Kidman And Jackman Snubbed At Afi Awards

BAZ LUHRMANN's epic AUSTRALIA has been nominated for six Australian Film Institute awards - but stars NICOLE KIDMAN and HUGH JACKMAN have been passed over for the country's most prestigious ceremony.The $130 million (£81 million)...

Streep & Streisand Snubbed Luhrmann's Oscars Number

BARBRA STREISAND and MERYL STREEP snubbed moviemaker BAZ LUHRMANN and HUGH JACKMAN when the AUSTRALIA duo asked the ladies to perform at the Oscars. Luhrmann approached the divas and asked them to participate in the big...

Luhrmann Eyes Knowles/jackman Movie Musical

Filmmaker BAZ LUHRMANN is desperate to team BEYONCE KNOWLES and HUGH JACKMAN for a new movie musical after directing the stars for a medley of showtunes at the Oscars. Knowles and Jackman whizzed through renditions of...

Australia Becomes Homeland's Second Biggest Hit

BAZ LUHRMANN's World War II epic AUSTRALIA has become the the country's second highest grossing film of all time - despite the picture receiving a string of negative reviews. The Moulin Rouge director spent four years...

Jackman Calls On Luhrmann's Help For Oscars

HUGH JACKMAN has enlisted the help of his AUSTRALIA director BAZ LUHRMANN as he prepares to host the Oscars. The first non-American to present the Academy Awards has asked Luhrmann and his wife Catherine Martin to...

Kidman Ran Away From Australia Criticism

Hollywood actress NICOLE KIDMAN knew her performance in BAZ LUHRMANN epic AUSTRALIA would be savaged by critics, because she isn't proud of the work herself. The star appears opposite Hugh Jackman as British aristocrat Lady...

British Audiences Still Saying Yes To Jim Carrey Comedy

Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man has continued to attract UK cinemagoers, holding the top spot at the box office for a second week.The Warner Bros film, based on Danny Wallace's bestseller, sees the Liar, Liar...

By on 06 January 2009

Few View Pirated Copies Of Australia

Although pirated copies of the Baz Luhrmann epic Australia have been available on numerous BitTorrent sites since the film premiered last month, few people have bothered to download them, the U.K. tech site The Inquirer...

Baz Luhrmann Pays Tribute To Child Star Brandon Walters

Director Baz Luhrmann has praised the staggering talents of young Aboriginal actor Brandon Walters.The 12-year-old plays an integral role in Luhrmann's new film Australia as Nullah, a mixed-race Aboriginal child.And despite never having acted before,...

By on 24 December 2008

I Was The First To Faint, Admits Hugh Jackman

Australia star Hugh Jackman has owned up to being the first person to suffer the effects of the heat of the Outback on the set of his new film.Despite his macho image - and that...

By on 22 December 2008

Luhrmann Dismisses Australia's Bad Press

BAZ LUHRMANN has hit out at critics who rubbished his epic AUSTRALIA - insisting his films always attract negative reviews because they don't fit Hollywood's movie mould. The moviemaker spent four years and $130 million...

Baz Luhrmann To Take On The Great Gatsby

Australia director Baz Luhrmann's next project will take him to the decadence of the Jazz Age for an adaptation of The Great Gatsby.F Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel tells of the glamorous excesses of the roaring...

By on 19 December 2008

Hugh Jackman: Wife Couldn't Believe I Won Sexiest Man

When People magazine named Hugh Jackman the Sexiest Man Alive this year, the actor's wife was less convinced he deserved the honour, he has revealed.The Australia star followed in the footsteps of Matt Damon and...

By on 19 December 2008

Kidman And Luhrmann Will Never Work Together Again

Director BAZ LUHRMANN will never work with NICOLE KIDMAN again - because too many life-changing events occur when they team up. The pair first collaborated on 2001's Moulin Rouge! as Kidman's marriage to Tom Cruise...

Hugh Jackman To Host Oscars

Actor Hugh Jackman has been announced as the host of next year's Oscars.The 40-year-old Australian's appointment marks a change in direction by the event's organisers who in the past have gone for a comedian to...

By on 13 December 2008

Nicole And Hugh Grace Red Carpet At Australia Premiere

Antipodean actors Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman hit the red carpet in London last night for the premiere of their new film Australia.The stars were joined by the likes of Sir Elton John, Twiggy and...

By on 11 December 2008

Us In Festive Mood As Four Christmases Stays At No 1

Seasonal comedy Four Christmases has remained at the top of the US box office charts for a second week, it has been confirmed.The Vince Vaughn-Reese Witherspoon film took $18.2 million (£12.2 million) in its second...

By on 08 December 2008

Kidman Shames Jackman With Faint Revelation

AUSTRALIA actress NICOLE KIDMAN has ruined her co-star HUGH JACKMAN's hunky image - after revealing he fainted on the first day of shooting the BAZ LUHRMANN epic. Kidman stars opposite the X-Men actor in the...

Luhrmann Had Several Endings For Australia

Director BAZ LUHRMANN planned several different endings to his new movie AUSTRALIA before making the final decision on the film's conclusion. The moviemaker was recently rumoured to have scrapped the original finale - because test...

Luhrmann: 'Obama's Lucky He Wasn't Born An Aussie'

Aussie moviemaker BAZ LUHRMANN is urging America's President-elect BARACK OBAMA to thank his lucky stars he wasn't born Down Under - because he would never have got the chance to become a world leader. The...

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