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Grumpy Old Men Musical Gets The Go-ahead

Plans to turn hit JACK LEMMON and WALTER MATTHAU movie GRUMPY OLD MEN into a stage musical have been given the green light after producers found a writing team. The Broadway, New York-bound project will...

Flynn Beats Depp In Pirates Poll

Swashbuckler ERROL FLYNN has dented JOHNNY DEPP's PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN celebrations by being hailed Hollywood's top buccaneer in a new World Entertainment News Network (WENN) poll. WENN editors teamed up with British buccaneer buff...

Lane Prays De Niro And Keitel Will Play Odd Couple

THE PRODUCERS star NATHAN LANE hopes rumours about ROBERT DE NIRO and HARVEY KEITEL becoming Broadway, New York's next ODD COUPLE are true - because the pairing would be make for a quirky take on...

Hefner To Be Buried With Monroe

Playboy founder HUGH HEFNER wants to be buried next to screen goddess MARILYN MONROE. The 79-year-old considers Los Angeles' Westwood Cemetery the ideal final resting place, and has earmarked an ornate vault alongside the...

Depression Marred Goldie's Early Years

Hollywood's favourite upbeat funnygirl, GOLDIE HAWN, has revealed the smiles she's famous for were just a front for severe depression that marred her early career. In her upcoming autobiography A LOTUS IN THE MUD,...

Matthau's Niece Lashes Out At Richie

LATEST: WALTER MATTHAU's niece MICHELLE is among those keen to make sure LIONEL RICHIE's ex-wife DIANE gets justice in court - she wants her squashed like a bug. Michelle Matthau was married to DANIEL...

Broderick And Lane To Re-team For The Odd Couple Revival

MATTHEW BRODERICK and NATHAN LANE are hoping to make stage magic together once again, by starring in a Broadway revival of THE ODD COUPLE. Broderick and Lane are currently preparing to film a movie...

Tracey And Hepburn Named As Best On-screen Pairing

SPENCER TRACEY and KATHARINE HEPBURN had the greatest on-screen chemistry in the history of cinema, according to a group of British scientists. The couple, whose chemistry extended off screen as they filmed nine movies...

Matthau's Home Comes With Top Memorabilia

The New York apartment of late movie great WALTER MATTHAU and his socialite wife CAROL is being sold off with all its furnishings included. A buyer who is prepared to pay the $4.3 million...

Kids Expected To Battle Over Matthau Will

LATEST: Following the Monday (28JUL03) funeral of late WALTER MATTHAU's widow CAROL, there are expected to be family disputes over the will. The Matthaus had a complicated extended family including adult children who did...

Matthau's Wife Dies

Late funnyman WALTER MATTHAU's widow CAROL has died of a broken heart after losing her husband and daughter in the space of three years. The 78-year-old died of a brain aneurysm in her Manhattan,...

Neil Simon: I Did Odd Couple Ii To Retain Copyright

Legendary playwright and scriptwriter NEIL SIMON admits that he only wrote a sequel to classic comedy THE ODD COUPLE so that he wouldn't lose the copyright. Neil wrote the screenplay for 1998's ODD COUPLE...

More Pain For Matthau's Family

Late great WALTER MATTHAU's family are grieving again after the drug death of the star's stepdaughter. LUCY SAROYAN, the only daughter of Matthau's widow CAROL, has died from cirrhosis of the liver and hepatitis...

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