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Justin Timberlake Keen To Work With Jason Segel

The pop star and actor has been promoting his new Jonathan Demme-directed concert movie Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada and he admits he wants...

Justin Timberlake Concert Film To Debut On Netflix

Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme filmed Justin Timberlake and The Tennessee Kids in Las Vegas, during the final date of the pop superstar's mammoth 134-city 20/20 Experience World Tour, which ran from November, 2013 to January,...

Jonathan Demme To Release Justin Timberlake Final Gig Footage As Movie

Moviemaker Demme is so impressed with what he captured while documenting the final date of the Mirrors hitmaker's tour in Las Vegas earlier this year (Jan15) he tells Entertainment Weekly he has big...

Meryl Streep Learns A New Skill For Ricki And The Flash

At age 66, Meryl Streep continues to add to her bag of acting tricks. For her role as an ageing rocker in Ricki and the Flash, she took a crash course in guitar playing from...

Neil Young's Guitar Lesson For Meryl Streep

Neil Young taught Meryl Streep to play guitar.The 'Into The Woods' star has revealed she got tips on how to play the instrument from the 'Heart Of Gold' hitmaker in a 45-minute private lesson.She said...

Jonathan Demme Wanted Pfeiffer, Ryan For Silence Of The Lambs

Demme has revealed he was reluctant to cast Foster in his film when producers suggested she should play the role that scored her a Best Actress Oscar, and admits he had his sights...

Jonathan Demme To Capture Justin Timberlake's Final Shows On Film

The Silence Of The Lambs director Jonathan Demme will chronicle the final dates of Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience World Tour by filming his New Year (15) shows in Las Vegas.Demme will mastermind the Suit &...

Meryl Streep And Jodie Foster Honour Director Jonathan Demme

Hollywood legends Meryl Streep and Jodie Foster turned out to support director Jonathan Demme as he was honoured for his filmmaking career in New York on Saturday (14Jun14).Officials at the Jacob Burns Film Center feted...

Meryl Streep Set For Indie Drama Ricky And The Flash

Meryl Streep is attached to star in indie drama 'Ricky and the Flash'.The Oscar-winning 'The Iron Lady' actress will play a fading rockstar who finally attempts to reconnect with her children after years of estrangement...

Meryl Streep To Reunite With Johnathan Demme For Indie Film

Meryl Streep is set to reunite with her The Manchurian Candidate director Jonathan Demme for a new independent film.The veteran actress is set to star in a comedy/drama titled Ricky and the Flash, according to...

Jonathan Demme Selling Off Vast Art Collection

Director Jonathan Demme is auctioning off more than 900 pieces of his expansive art collection to raise funds for the continued earthquake recovery effort in Haiti.The Silence of the Lambs filmmaker wants to "streamline and...

Jonathan Demme To Be Awarded For Career Achievement

Moviemaker Jonathan Demme is to be honoured for his work within film and television at the 49th Cinema Audio Society (Cas) Awards in February next year (13).The Silence Of The Lambs director will be presented...

Director Jonathan Demme Takes Neil Young Fans Back To Kent State Massacre In New Film

Moviemaker Jonathan Demme tracked down the families of the students who lost their lives in the infamous 1970 Kent State massacre to ask permission to use photos of the victims of the clash between peace...

Kenny Chesney Show To Be Directed By Jonathan Demme

Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme is set to give an upcoming concert by country star Kenny Chesney the Hollywood treatment for a new Internet concert.The Never Wanted Nothing More singer is the latest artist to take...

Director Demme Shuns Blockbuster Budgets

Director Jonathan Demme may have been inordinately successful in the 1990s with such hits as Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia , but the failure of his 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate left him...

Demme 'Quits Marley Biopic'

A planned biopic of BOB MARLEY's life has been thrown into doubt again - director JONATHAN DEMME has reportedly followed in MARTIN SCORSESE's footsteps and quit the project.The Raging Bull legend was originally signed up...

Hathaway Rebuked For On-set Complaints

Actress ANNE HATHAWAY has been forced to address her attitude on film sets after director JONATHAN DEMME gave her a dressing down when she went on the attack over a script change. The revered moviemaker...

Demme Exposes Struggles After Katrina

Academy award-winning director JONATHAN DEMME exposes the struggles of New Orleans' impoverished residents after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina in his new film New Home Movies From The Lower Ninth Ward. The filmmaker worked on...

Neil Young Writes Anti-bush Album

American music legend NEIL YOUNG has written a new album attacking the war in Iraq, including a track called IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT. The 60-year-old recorded the LP in just three days, without any warning. Director...

Look Both Ways Triumphs At Danish Film Festival

Australian drama LOOK BOTH WAYS has taken the top prize at the 17th Natfilm festival in Copenhagen, Denmark. SARAH WATTS' critically acclaimed movie, about seven friends dealing with unexpected events, picked up the TV5Monde Critics...

Neil Young Heads South By Southwest Line-up

Rocker NEIL YOUNG will provide the keynote address at America's South By Southwest Music Festival in March (06). According to newspaper the Austin Chronicle, Young will be featured in a conversation with film director...

Young + Demme Team Up For Concert Film

Rocker NEIL YOUNG is teaming up with filmmaker JONATHAN DEMME to film a concert movie in Nashville, Tennessee. The Canadian icon is currently recording a new album in Nashville and plans to stage a...

Stars Attempt To Save New York Club

SOPRANOS star STEVEN VAN ZANDT, rock poet PATTI SMITH and 1980s star CYNDI LAUPER have pledged their support to the campaign to halt the closure of legendary New York club CBGB. TOMMY RAMONE, director...

Wyclef Postpones Haiti Live Aid Concert

LATEST: WYCLEF JEAN has scrapped plans to stage a pre-Christmas concert in his native Haiti because he wants to create more awareness about the troubles there first. Wyclef originally planned to stage an all-star...

Woody Allen Joins Ant-bush Bandwagon

Actor/director WOODY ALLEN blasted US president GEORGE W BUSH when he collected his lifetime achievement award at Spain's SAN SEBASTIAN film festival on Friday (17SEP04). Allen - who is currently shooting an untitled movie...

Moore: Hollywood Supports Me

Controversial director MICHAEL MOORE says big names like MERYL STREEP and MARTIN SCORSESE supported his outburst at the 2003 ACADEMY AWARDS. The FAHRENHEIT 9/11 film-maker took to the stage at the glitzy ceremony to...

Denzel Dozes Off At Dinner

Hollywood legend DENZEL WASHINGTON appalled his dinner companions recently by falling asleep at the table. The TRAINING DAY actor and wife PAULETTA were dining with SILENCE OF THE LAMBS director JONATHAN DEMME at Manhattan's...

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