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Violent Sex Lawsuit Against John Patrick Shanley Dismissed

Oscar-winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley will head into 2014 with a clean slate after a sex lawsuit filed against him by a former lover was dismissed.Shanley, who penned Cher's 1987 film Moonstruck and directed Meryl...

John Patrick Shanley Moves To Dismiss Sex Lawsuit

Oscar-winning writer John Patrick Shanley has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by an actress who has accused him of engaging her in a violent sexual relationship.The acclaimed screenwriter, who penned Cher's 1987...

Oscar Winner Shanley Addresses Sex Lawsuit

Oscar-winning Moonstruck screenwriter John Patrick Shanley has spoken out about the surprise of finding himself at the centre of a $5 million (£3.1 million) sex act lawsuit filed by an ex-lover.Actress Amanda Jencsik, 26, claims...

Winfrey Missed Out On Doubt

OPRAH WINFREY missed out on a role in DOUBT when director JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY chose VIOLA DAVIS over her. Winfrey revealed the news while chatting to the film's star Meryl Streep on her U.S. talk...

Adams Lied And Begged To Land Doubt Role

AMY ADAMS begged and hassled DOUBT director JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY to cast her in the movie, even after he offered her part to NATALIE PORTMAN. The Oscar nominee was a huge fan of the story,...

Playwright Shanley Caught Out By Former Teacher

Playwright JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY was a bag of nerves when he watched his play DOUBT with the nun who had inspired one of his characters. The writer felt sure Sister James was dead and decided...

Blindness Halted Shanley's Directing Dreams

Playwright and moviemaker JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY gave up his Hollywood dreams after losing his sight. More than 18 years have passed since Shanley directed Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in Joe Versus The Volcano, but...

Producers Call On Understudies As Doubt Cast Falls Ill

The producers of Broadway, New York play DOUBT were forced to stage the show with understudies in all the lead roles on Tuesday night (10JAN06) after all three stars were struck down with the flu....

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