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Ed Helms To Star In 'Epic Fail'

Ed Helms will star in 'Epic Fail'.The 40-year-old actor is set to feature in Lionsgate's forthcoming film which he and producer Nicky Weinstock came up with, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Weinstock will produce through...

Ed Helms To Star In The Naked Gun Remake

The Hangover star Ed Helms is set to take Leslie Nielsen's place in a revival of The Naked Gun franchise.The funnyman will play moronic Detective Frank Drebin in the new film, which will be written...

Leslie Nielsen's Airplane! Flies High In Comedy Survey

Late screen legend Leslie Nielsen has been crowned the king of comedy - he stars in two of the funniest films ever made, according to a new survey.Nielsen's classic 1980 spoof disaster movie Airplane! was...

Airplane! Is Funniest Ever Film

'Airplane!' is the funniest film ever, according to new research.The spoof disaster movie - which starred the late Leslie Nielsen - came out top in research conducted by a panel of members of movie subscription...

Zsa Zsa Gabor To Have Child At 94?

Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hollywood actress who was read her last rites in August 2010, could have another child at the age of 94. Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt wants his wife...

Anne Francis Dies Aged 80 After Battle With Cancer

ANNE FRANCIS, the American actress and star of the 1950's science fiction movie 'Forbidden Planet', has died at a nursing home in Santa Barbara, California, aged 80, reports the Press Association. Francis, who also appeared...

Films By Recently Deceased Directors Selected For Posterity

Less than two weeks after the deaths of directors Irvin Kershner and Blake Edwards, two of their films, Kershner's Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back , produced by George Lucas, and Edwards's The Pink Panther,...

Presley Pays Tribute To Prankster Nielsen

PRISCILLA PRESLEY has paid tribute to her late NAKED GUN co-star LESLIE NIELSEN in a heartfelt magazine essay.The funnyman died of complications from pneumonia, aged 84, last month (Nov10) and Presley decided to put her...

Kellerman Remembers 'Farting' Nielsen

M*A*S*H star SALLY KELLERMAN has become the latest star to pay tribute to late funnyman LESLIE NIELSEN, who died last month (28Nov10), recalling his farting prank that left co-stars feeling sure he was ill.The beloved...

Director Zucker Remembers 'Chronic Prankster' Nielsen

LESLIE NIELSEN's longtime collaborator DAVID ZUCKER has written a moving tribute piece dedicated to his late friend, honouring the actor's professionalism, dedication and his famous practical jokes.Zucker, along with his filmmaking partner brother Jerry and...

Leslie Nielsen Death Inspires Tributes On Walk Of Fame

The passing of the American comic actor Leslie Nielsen has inspired tributes from hundreds of tourists on Hollywood Boulevard's legendary 'Walk of Fame'. Visitors to Los Angeles have been pausing to remember the late 'Naked...

Financial Issues Throw Nielsen's Final Film Into Doubt

The future of LESLIE NIELSEN's final film is in doubt because the animated movie's creator is still hunting for investors to finance the project's completion.The spoof movie legend, who passed away on Sunday (28Nov10) aged...

Straight-faced Comedian Leslie Nielsen Dead At 84

Leslie Nielsen, who played deadly serious roles in movies like The Poseidon Adventure and TV series like The Protectors and Bracken's World until he began playing deadly serious roles in comedies like Airplane and The...

Leslie Nielsen Dies Aged 84 After Suffering From Pneumonia

LESLIE NIELSEN, the legendary comic actor and star of 'Airplane!' and 'The Naked Gun' movies, has died aged 84, reports BBC News. Nielsen passed away in hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was being...

Nephew Honours 'Nice Guy' Nielsen

LESLIE NIELSEN's nephew has paid tribute to his late uncle in an emotional interview, describing the comic legend as a "caring, naturally funny guy" and a "truly nice man" who will be greatly missed.The Naked...

Stars Pay Tribute To Nielsen

Stars including RUSSELL BRAND, SLASH, JOSH GROBAN and NIA VARDALOS have led tributes to late comedy legend LESLIE NIELSEN, who died on Sunday (28Nov10).The Naked Gun star passed away in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 12 days...

Leslie Neilsen Has Died

Leslie Nielsen has died at the age of 84. The comedy actor - best known for his role in movies 'Airplane!' and the 'Naked Gun' series - died in his sleep as a result of...

Comedy Legend Nielsen Dies

Comic actor LESLIE NIELSEN has died of complications from pneumonia. He was 84.The Canadian star passed away surrounded by his family at a hospital near his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Sunday (28Nov10). A...

Comedy Legend Nielsen Dies

Comic actor LESLIE NIELSEN has died of complications from pneumonia. He was 84.The Canadian star passed away surrounded by his family at a hospital near his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Sunday (28Nov10). A...

Barbara Billingsley Dies Aged 94

BARBARA BILLINGSLEY, the star of 'Leave It To Beaver', died on Saturday 16th October 2010, aged 94. The actress, who played the housewife and mother 'June Cleaver' on the much-loved US sitcom, had been in...

Nielsen To Play Scrooge

Funnyman LESLIE NIELSEN is the frontrunner to play a patriotic EBENEZER SCROOGE in a new twist on CHARLES DICKENS' classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL. In the untitled comedy, a modern-day Scrooge, who is fed up with...

Burnett + Cleese To Write Love Letters

Beloved U.S. comedienne CAROL BURNETT is set to add JOHN CLEESE to her list of LOVE LETTERS co-stars. The former MONTY PYTHON star will join Burnett for the play, in which she has starred alongside...

Carry-on Gag Wins Top Film Line

A punch line from the classic British comedy CARRY ON CLEO has been named as the top one liner in a new poll. The joke, "Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!", was...

Stars Line-up For Us Summer Game Show Marathon

LESLIE NIELSEN, former 'N SYNC star LANCE BASS and pin-up BRANDE RODERICK are among the celebrities competing for charity prizes on a new summer (06) reality TV series in America, in which the stars try...

Nielsen Becomes Superhero

Hollywood funnyman LESLIE NIELSEN's wacky behaviour inspired a new superhero called ZEROMAN. Zeroman is a new cartoon character with the same characteristics as Nielsen's FRANK DERBIN in the film NAKED GUN. Nielsen will...

Nielsen: Women Used To Ridicule My Bow-legs

NAKED GUN star LESLIE NIELSEN used to consider himself a ladies' man, until he learnt "cruel young women" were mocking his crooked legs. The spoof actor - who is bow-legged - endured years of...

Leslie Nielsen Honoured By School

Legendary comic actor LESLIE NIELSEN has had a school named after him in his Canadian hometown. The NAKED GUN star appeared in Edmonton, Alberta, on Tuesday (30SEP03) for the dedication of the LESLIE NIELSEN...

Scary Movie 3 Postponed To Be More Current

The filming of horror spoof SCARY MOVIE 3 shut down for two weeks so writers could incorporate more topical jokes about THE MATRIX RELOADED and THE HULK. The movie, which stars CHARLIE SHEEN and...

Nielsen Joins Scary Movie 3 Cast

Spoof veteran LESLIE NIELSEN is making a return to his favoured genre - by signing up for a role in SCARY MOVIE 3. The NAKED GUN star has been recruited to the join the...

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