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Hathaway 'Too Pretty' To Play Austen

The descendants of late author JANE AUSTEN have slammed the casting of Hollywood star ANNE HATHAWAY in forthcoming biopic BECOMING JANE, claiming she is "too pretty" for the role. Last month (MAR06), the BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN...

Queen Latifah To Star As Welfare Queen

QUEEN LATIFAH will star in WELFARE QUEEN, a fact-based story of a woman who scammed the welfare system out of a fortune. This is the first film her production company, Flavor Unit, is making with...

Prison Guard Disciplined Over Brokeback Mountain Screening

A Massachusetts prison officer faces disciplinary action after showing gay cowboy movie BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN to jailed felons in Norfolk, near Boston. The unnamed official staged a viewing of the critically-acclaimed film on Thursday (06APR06) -...

Koontz Novel Set For Big Screen

Best-selling author DEAN KOONTZ is bringing his upcoming novel THE HUSBAND to the big screen. The film will follow an ordinary man whose love for his wife is put to a harrowing series of tests...

Ledger Opts For Six Children

HEATH LEDGER is desperate to have five more children with his fiancee MICHELLE WILLIAMS, following the birth of their daughter MATILDA last year (05). The 27-year-old Australian star, who met Williams on the set of...

Headey Slams 'Gay Movie' Label

Actress LENA HEADEY has slammed reports her latest film IMAGINE ME + YOU is a 'gay movie', because it doesn't deserve such a stereotypical label. The 29-year-old claims people are wrong to categorise the girl-meets-girl...

Bahamas Ban Brokeback

Gay cowboy movie BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN has been banned by authorities in the Bahamas, sparking outrage among gay rights groups. The Bahamian Plays And Films Control Board decided the ANG LEE directed film should not be...

Mckellen Blasts Gyllenhaal

SIR IAN MCKELLEN has criticised JAKE GYLLENHAAL for being apprehensive about kissing his BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN co-star HEATH LEDGER on screen. The openly gay THE LORD OF THE RINGS actor - who recently spoke out against...

Brokeback Mountain Receives Gay Honour

Golden Globe-winning movie BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN was named last year's (05) Best Motion Picture at the 17th annual Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Awards in New York City last night (27MAR06). Oscar-winning director ANG...

Washington: 'Crash Win Was No Shock'

Screen star DENZEL WASHINGTON knew CRASH would win Best Picture at the Oscars earlier this month (05MAR06) - despite widespread shock at its triumph. Washington insists there was no reason for anyone to be surprised...

Randy Quaid Sues Over Brokeback Pay

Actor RANDY QUAID is suing the producers of cowboy romance BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN for $10 million (GBP5.8 million), claiming he was underpaid for his supporting role as rancher JOE AGUIRRE. The 55-year-old star filed suit in...

Brokeback Author Slates Oscars

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN author ANNIE PROULX has slated the Academy Awards for giving the Best Picture Oscar to CRASH at this year's (06) presentation ceremony. In an essay published by British newspaper The Guardian, Proulx describes...

Genie Awards Go Crazy

French-Canadian gay drama C.R.A.Z.Y. was the big winner at the 26th Annual Genie Awards in Toronto, Canada, last night (13MAR06), picking up an impressive ten trophies. JEAN-MARC VALLEE's movie follows in the footsteps of fellow...

Parker Shocked Son Wanted To See Brokeback Mountain

Actress SARAH JESSICA PARKER was shocked when her three-year-old son asked to see BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, but feared she would send the wrong message if she refused. The former SEX AND THE CITY star allows JAMES...

China Censors Lee's Oscar Speech

The Chinese media heavily censored ANG LEE's Oscar acceptance speech during the broadcast of the Academy Awards, omitting any references to his native Taiwan or homosexuality. The Asian nation has hailed Lee as a national...

Haggis Shocked By Crash Win

CRASH director PAUL HAGGIS refused to listen to rumours that his film would beat BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN for the Best Picture Oscar and still can't believe he actually won. The Canadian native thought the much-hyped Brokeback...

Lee Shocked By Brokeback Loss

Director ANG LEE was devastated BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN lost out on the Best Picture Oscar to CRASH, but insists he is still proud of the movie The director was disappointed that his film didn't take home...

Brokeback's Mcmurtry Accuses Academy Of Rural Discrimination

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN co-writer LARRY MCMURTRY believes urban drama CRASH beat his film to the Best Picture Award, because Academy members discriminate against rural stories. The writer, who has been involved with four Oscar nominated films...

Hosts And Stars Team Up To Poke Fun At Presenting The Oscars

BILLY CRYSTAL, MEL GIBSON, STEVE MARTIN, CHRIS ROCK, HALLE BERRY and GEORGE CLOONEY teamed up to start last night's (05MAR06) Oscars telecast on a hilarious note - with a skit about hosting the Academy Awards....

Lee: 'Brokeback Is The Biggest Winner'

ANG LEE claims BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN is a bigger winner, despite missing out on the Best Picture Award last night (05MAR06) - because it is making more money than the other nominees. The gay cowboy drama...

Lee Almost Quit Before Brokeback

ANG LEE almost quit movies making before making BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, after suffering a "midlife crisis". The 51-year-old was physically and mentally exhausted after making THE HULK and CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON and came close to...

Stars Sing Up A Storm At The Independent Spirit Awards

THE OC star PETER GALLAGHER and ALEXANDRO NIVOLA were among the actors showing off their singing skills alongside MACY GRAY and DWIGHT YOAKAM at the Independent Spirit Awards in California yesterday (04MAR06) when they performed...

Three Wins For Capote At Independent Spirit Awards

CAPOTE was given a last-minute Oscars boost at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California yesterday (04MAR06) when the biopic claimed three of five honours, including a Best Actor prize for PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN....

Keaton Is Cheering On Witherspoon At The Oscars

Movie veteran DIANE KEATON will be cheering on REESE WITHERSPOON at the Oscars on Sunday (05MAR06) because she was stunned by her performance as JUNE CARTER CASH in WALK THE LINE. The ANNIE HALL Oscar...

Brokeback Love Anthem Heading To The Dancefloor

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN's stirring theme song is heading to the dancefloor after being turned into a new club anthem. Top DJs GABRIEL + DRESDEN and TONY MORAN have put their own spin on GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA's THE...

Brokeback Star Slammed By Former School

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN actress MICHELLE WILLIAMS has been disowned by her former school because of her role in the controversial gay cowboy romance. Williams, who attended exclusive Santa Fe Christian School in San Diego, California, has...

Lee Slams Dusty Rumours

LATEST: Director ANG LEE has rubbished reports he is set to do a movie based on the life of late British pop star and closet lesbian DUSTY SPRINGFIELD. Media reports last week (begs20FEB06) speculated...

'Brokeback' Named Hollywood Word Of The Year

The non-profit group Global Language Monitor has placed "Brokeback" at the top of its Hollywood words and phrases list. The new phrase, from Oscar-nominated BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, beat 'Brangelina' - the term given to ANGELINA...

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