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Murray Wants A Holiday.

LOST IN TRANSLATION star BILL MURRAY resents having to promote movies at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL because he'd rather spend his time there on holiday. The 54-year-old actor was at this year's event pushing...

Moore Launching Michigan Festival

Controversial US director MICHAEL MOORE is launching a film festival in his home state of Michigan. Moore, who won the Palme D'Or for his anti-GEORGE W BUSH documentary FAHRENHEIT 9/11 at the 2004 CANNES...

Allen Laughs Off 'Sex And Violence' Claims

Legendary filmmaker WOODY ALLEN has laughed off claims his new film MATCH POINT is full of sex and violence. Allen's London-set drama stars Irish heart-throb JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS, SCARLETT JOHANSSON and EMILY MORTIMER and premiered...

Pele Considers Another Escape To Victory

Soccer superstar PELE is in talks to bring cult movie ESCAPE TO VICTORY back to the big screen. The Brazilian sports hero starred in the hit 1981 film, about a fictitious soccer match between...

Argento Left In Tears By Critical Reaction To Movie

ASIA ARGENTO was left "heartbroken" while publicising THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL in France last year (04), because the movie received such appalling reviews. Argento, who was...

Del Toro Rescues Cruz From Elevator

BENICIO DEL TORO has come to the rescue of PENELOPE CRUZ and her mother after they all got stuck in an elevator at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL in France. The OSCAR-winning actor saved the...

Owen: 'Sin City Violence Isn't An Issue'

Actor CLIVE OWEN is echoing SIN CITY creator FRANK MILLER in rubbishing fears the comic book thriller is too violent - he insists the movie is too full of humour for the brutality to be...

Belgian Film Takes Palme D'or

Belgian movie L'ENFANT beat 20 other films to win the coveted Palme D'Or at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL in France last night (21MAY05). L'Enfant, which has the English title of THE CHILD, was directed...

Campbell Suffers $50,000 Birthday Robbery In Cannes

Supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL had jewellery and clothes worth nearly $50,000 (GBP26,000) stolen from her while she celebrated her 35th birthday at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL. A sneaky thief beat security, guarding the yacht she...

Miller: 'Movie Violence Does Not Affect Society'

SIN CITY creator FRANK MILLER has hit out at reports suggesting violent films encourage anti-social behaviour among cinema-goers. The comic-book writer, who also co-directed the movie with ROBERT RODRIGUEZ, insists the brutal action seen...

Bond Girl Bares A Breast At Cannes

Former BOND baddie SOPHIE MARCEAU has been left giggling after snappers caught a split-second wardrobe malfunction at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL in France. The sexy French actress' loose-fitting green and black dress fell off...

Von Trier Slams America

Danish director LARS VON TRIER shocked crowds at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL yesterday (18MAY05), when he branded US President GEORGE W BUSH "an a**hole" and launched into a bitter tirade against globalisation. The DANCER...

Married Murray's Film Inspires Him To Trace Ex-lovers

Actor BILL MURRAY's latest film BROKEN FLOWERS has inspired him to follow his character's example by tracking down past girlfriends to see if he left the love of his life - but he fights the...

Rai To Play Battered Wife In Brit Film

Indian actress AISHWARYA RAI will star as a woman jailed for killing her violent husband in a new British movie. The BRIDE AND PREJUDICE beauty will play KIRANJIT AHLUWALIA in PROVOKED, which is based...

Jackson: 'Tarantino And Lucas Share A Similar Style'

Hollywood actor SAMUEL L JACKSON has compared STAR WARS director GEORGE LUCAS to maverick filmmaker QUENTIN TARANTINO - because both men let him improvise on the set of their films. Jackson starred in Tarantino's...

Cannes Bosses Ban Chaplin's Naked Ride

Organisers of France's CANNES FILM FESTIVAL banned actress KIERA CHAPLIN from getting naked and parading down the event's red carpet on horseback last week (ends13MAY05) to promote her new movie LADY GODIVA: BACK IN THE...

Altman Movie Gets More Stars

LATEST: Veteran movie director ROBERT ALTMAN is set for another star-studded affair when he starts shooting a spin-off of GARRISON KEILLOR's legendary US radio variety show A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION. MERYL STREEP, LINDSAY LOHAN,...

Stones Give The All Clear To Brian Jones Biopic

Legendary rockers THE ROLLING STONES have given a movie director their blessing to shoot a biopic of their late guitarist BRIAN JONES. Filmmaker STEPHEN WOOLLEY says he's received messages of support from SIR MICK...

Firth: 'Darcy Is History'

Screen heart-throb COLIN FIRTH is dumping his English gentleman persona in favour of grittier roles - and he has already thrown off his MR DARCY image in his latest film WHERE THE TRUTH LIES....

Jones Movie Suggests Murder

Film producer STEPHEN WOOLLEY has blown apart the general belief that tragic ROLLING STONES rocker BRIAN JONES drowned accidentally, by claiming he was the victim of a murder. Woolley was determined to find out...

Cobain Film Inspired By Cheese

A film loosely based on the final days of singer KURT COBAIN's life was inspired by macaroni cheese. At the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL premiere of GUS VAN SANT's rock 'n' roll drama LAST DAYS,...

Allen Hits Out At Hollywood

WOODY ALLEN has slammed the American film industry for letting financiers have too much involvement in the movies they fund. The quirky New York director, whose latest work MATCH POINT was set and shot...

Cleese Writes New Nick Park Film

British comedian JOHN CLEESE has penned a new script for the much-anticipated new NICK PARK film. Bosses at STEVEN SPIELBERG's DREAMWORKS movie studio unveiled their plans to make another animated film with British claymation...

Grohl Heartbroken By Cobain Movie

Rocker DAVE GROHL can't bring himself to watch a new movie about his late NIRVANA bandmate KURT COBAIN, because he'd find it "heartbreaking". LAST DAYS, a fictional account of the last 48 hours of...

Elton Wept At Opening Night

SIR ELTON JOHN wept at the opening night of his new musical, based on the movie BILLY ELLIOT. The music legend admits he cried when he first saw the film at the 2000 CANNES...

Madonna Put Kabbalah Above Cannes

Bosses at France's CANNES FILM FESTIVAL offered MADONNA a place on their panel of judges - but she snubbed their invitation because it clashes with her beloved Kabbalah meetings. The LIKE A VIRGIN beauty,...

Argento: 'I Don't Play Love'

ASIA ARGENTO has blasted reports she portrays rock widow COURTNEY LOVE in LAST DAYS - a screen tribute to late grunge icon KURT COBAIN. The Latina beauty insists her character is very different from...

Spears To Produce And Star In Movie

Pop beauty BRITNEY SPEARS' Hollywood ambitions have been dealt a major boost - she's signed up to produce and star in a big budget movie. The TOXIC star - who is pregnant with husband...

Deneuve Honoured In Cannes

French actress CATHERINE DENEUVE has been presented with an honorary award at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, in recognition of her life's work and "legendary" status. The prestigious festival's president GILLES JACOB singled out "the...

Lynch Film A Cannes Mystery

Eccentric movie-maker DAVID LYNCH is so keen to keep the details of his new movie under wraps at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, he has insisted that all posters remain covered until the film airs....

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