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Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein Coming To The UK

Mel Brooks' 'Young Frankenstein' stage show is coming to the UK.The 90-year-old American filmmaker-and-actor has made adjustments to the production that ran on Broadway cutting some songs and dropping some jokes that fell flat on...

Gender Swap Comedy Sam Is Perfect Film For Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner should watch new gender swap comedy movie 'Sam' because she'll be able to relate to it, according to its director. Nick Brooks - son of comedy legend Mel Brooks - is making his...

Diane Keaton To Receive Afi Honour

Diane Keaton will receive the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award next year.The 70-year-old actress - who received an Oscar for her role in 'Annie Hall' and was nominated for her work on 'Marvin's Room',...

Mel Brooks Honoured With National Medal Of Arts

The stars were announced as part of the class of 2016 earlier this month (Sep16), and they were presented with their special accolades during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C....

Mel Brooks And Morgan Freeman Named National Medal Of Arts Recipients

The comedian and Oscar-winner will be honoured at the White House in Washington, D.C. by U.S. President Barack Obama, who will hand out the medals for the last time before he leaves office...

Mel Brooks: 'Gene Wilder's Death Is Still A Big Shock'

Wilder died on Sunday (28Aug16), aged 83, due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. The screen legend had kept his illness a secret from fans until his passing, but Brooks admits he had...

Tributes Pour In For Gene Wilder Who Has Died Aged 83

Tributes have poured in for actor and writer Gene Wilder who has died aged 83. Wilder’s death was announced by his family on Monday, who revealed he had been secretly battling Alzheimer’s for three years....

Mel Brooks Leads Tributes To Gene Wilder

The Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory star's nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, has confirmed the actor passed away at his home in Stamford, Connecticut earlier this month (Aug16) due to complications from Alzheimer's disease....

Mel Brooks Feted With Bfi Fellowship

The Grammy, Emmy, Oscar, and Tony award winner was presented with the organisation's highest honour during a private dinner in London, paying tribute to his outstanding achievement in film and television. John...

Mel Brooks Receives British Film Institute's Highest Honour

Legend of comedy Mel Brooks was awarded the British Film Institute’s Highest Honour, the BFI Fellowship at a private London dinner on Friday evening, in front of guest including Terry Gilliam and Mike Leigh.Mel Brooks...

Mel Brooks Brings Fake Finger To Hollywood Hand And Footprint Ceremony

Funnyman Mel Brooks has left his mark on Hollywood Boulevard by adding a fake finger to his hand and footprint ceremony on Monday (08Sep14).The actor/director made no mention of his prank as he kneeled down...

Stars Remember Paul Mazursky At Memorial Service

Mel Brooks, Molly Ringwald and Richard Dreyfuss were among the stars who turned out to pay tribute to director Paul Mazursky at a memorial service in California on Friday (05Sep14).The Oscar-nominated moviemaker passed away on...

Little Rascals Not So Little Anymore: The Cast Recreate The Poster 20 Years On

They shot to fame and gained a momentous audience following in 1994 as a rag-tag group of troublesome kids in the American comedy Little Rascals. The little people that gave us so much joy in...

Stars Tweet Tributes To Late Director Paul Mazursky

A host of stars including Lena Dunham, Mel Brooks and Sandra Bernhard have spoken out to pay their respects to director Paul Mazursky following his death on Monday (30Jun14).The five-times Oscar nominated director passed away...

Mel Brooks: 'I Feared Blazing Saddles Would Lead To Race Riots'

Veteran filmmaker Mel Brooks feared his outrageous 1974 movie Blazing Saddles would drive him into hiding - because of the use of the N-word and his irreverent humour.The Young Frankenstein director imagined filmgoers rioting in...

Pioneer And Legend In Comedy Sid Caesar Saluted By Friends And Colleagues

Wednesday saw another tragedy in showbiz, with the death of comedian and TV pioneer Sid Caesar. He was 91. In the early years of his career, was the star and creator of Your Show of...

Sid Caesar's Comedy Pals Lead Tributes To Late Star

Sid Caesar's comedy co-horts Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks and Woody Allen are leading the tributes to the veteran funnyman following his death on Wednesday (12Feb14) at the age of 91.The Tv icon was the star...

Mr. Peabody In A Brand New Adventure For 2013, Cartoon To Big Screen [Trailer + Pictures]

It’s not easy being the world's smartest and most brilliant dog. In fact, it’s pretty darn difficult. Mr. Peabody is taking his endless adventure pallet onto the big screen, with a time-travelling yarn through ancient...

Comic Mel Brooks Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award From American Film Institute

Mel Brooks became the 41st recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award at Thursday (June 6) night's handing-out ceremony. Upon receiving award the director of such comic greats as Young Frankenstein and Blazing...

Mel Brooks Honoured In Hollywood

Martin Scorsese, Billy Crystal and David Lynch were among the stars who turned out in Hollywood on Thursday (06Jun13) to applaud the career of Mel Brooks as he was feted by the American Film Institute.The...

Mel Brooks To Receive Prestigious Afi Honour

Veteran funnyman Mel Brooks is to be honoured with the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.The Blazing Saddles director will receive the 41st honour from fellow legendary Hollywood moviemaker Martin Scorsese at a ceremony next...

#Funny: Twitter Launches Comedy Festival Featuring Mel Brooks

Twitter is spreading its wings into the world of comedy and launching its own comedy festival played out in just 140 characters and six-second videos. Twitter is teaming up with Comedy Central for the 'ComedyFest'...

Mel Brooks Was Run Over By A Car In His Youth

Actor Mel Brooks has credited his older brother with saving his life after he was run over by a limousine in his youth.The Blazing Saddles star was skating in the street near his home in...

Mel Brooks Begged Richard Pryor For 'N' Word Blessing

Comedy legend Mel Brooks had to call on Richard Pryor's help while making cult movie Blazing Saddles - because there were so many jokes surrounding the 'N' word.The moviemaker admits he was so worried about...

Mel Brooks Lands Lifetime Achievement Award

Comedy legend Mel Brooks has landed a lifetime achievement award from the board of the American Film Institute (Afi).The director and star of The Producers will accept the trophy at a gala dinner held in...

Simon Pegg Doesn't Like 3d

Simon Pegg is not a fan of 3D.The 'Shaun of the Dead' star doesn't like to see movies with computer imagery as he feels like it is an ''intrusion''.He said: ''I'm not a fan of...

David Lynch And Mel Brooks Pick Up Honorary Degrees

David Lynch thanked Mel Brooks for launching his career by hiring him to direct The Elephant Man as they both accepted honorary degrees from the American Film Institute (Afi) on Wednesday (13Jun12).The filmmakers donned traditional...

David Lynch And Mel Brooks To Receive Honorary Afi Degrees

Filmmakers David Lynch and Mel Brooks are set to be handed honorary degrees from the American Film Institute (Afi) in recognition of their lengthy careers.Both men will receive doctorates of fine arts degrees for "contribution...

Most-watched Show Sunday? 60 Minutes

With its hour-long tribute to Mike Wallace on Sunday, CBS's 60 Minutes easily became the most-watched show of the night, averaging 10.8 million viewers. The program featured Wallace interviewing such celebrities as Johnny Carson, Ronald...

Film Greats To Appear At Hollywood Festival

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) channel has lined up an all-star cast of Hollywood veterans to appear at its upcoming Classic Film Festival from April 22-25 and discuss their experiences making some of the most memorable...

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