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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: September

January 2nd, 2011 1:00pm EST
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga was the big winner and talking point at the MTV Video Music Awards this month - she picked up eight accolades and stunned everyone by taking to the stage in a meat dress. Meanwhile, Penelope Cruz confirmed the news she was pregnant with Javier Bardem's baby, and Angelina Jolie - who visited flood-ravaged Pakistan - was named Best Celebrity Role Model in an online poll.

George Michael began his eight-week prison sentence in London after being found guilty of cannabis possession and driving under the influence of drugs, and Guns N' Roses were booed and bottled offstage in Ireland a...
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Notable 2010 Celebrity Deaths

December 31st, 2010 8:00am EST
2010 Celeb Deaths
Fortunately, 2010 wasn't a big one for celebrity deaths. In 2009, several notables died, including Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze and Farrah Fawcett.

May was a particularly bad month, in which stars such as Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper passed away.

Casey Johnson, Johnson & Johnson heiress and fiancee of reality star Tila Tequila, died January 4 from diabetic ketoacidosis.

"All My Children" patriarch James Mitchell died on January 22, weeks shy of his 90th birthday. The cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease complicated by pneumonia.

"Poltergeist" star Zelda Rubenstein di...
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Hairdresser Recalls Tony Curtis' Wig, Super Glue & Ripped Scalp Experience

October 3rd, 2010 12:29pm EDT
Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis once required emergency treatment from a doctor after one of his love interests ripped off a wig which the star had glued to his head.

The "Some Like It Hot" legend passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest, and his London-based hairdresser, Leonard Lewis, admits he'll always remember the veteran actor fondly.

And one visit from Curtis was particularly memorable for Lewis.

He recalls, "Knowing that his current young squeeze was keen on gripping his hair at moments of intense passion, Tony had decided to stick the wig on with Super Glue rather than tell her the...
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Hairdresser Shares Amusing Story About The Late Tony Curtis

October 2nd, 2010 7:46pm EDT
Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis once required emergency treatment from a doctor after one of his love interests ripped off a wig which the star had glued to his head.

The "Some Like It Hot" legend passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest, and his London-based hairdresser, Leonard Lewis, admits he'll always remember the veteran actor fondly.

And one visit from Curtis was particularly memorable for Lewis.

He recalls, "Knowing that his current young squeeze was keen on gripping his hair at moments of intense passion, Tony had decided to stick the wig on with Super Glue rather than tell her the...
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Tony Curtis' Memorial Service Set For Monday

October 2nd, 2010 8:00am EDT
Tony Curtis
Hollywood legend Tony Curtis will be honored by close friends and family at a private memorial service in Las Vegas on Monday.

The Some Like It Hot star passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest. He is survived by his sixth wife Jill Vandenberg Curtis, who he wed in 1998, and his five children, including actress Jamie Lee Curtis.

Jamie Lee delivered a touching tribute to her father following the tragedy, insisting his legacy will live on through his "great performances". And the family will gather to pay tribute to the star in a small ceremony next week, reports CNN.

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Jamie Lee Curtis: 'My Father's Legacy Will Live On'

September 30th, 2010 4:50pm EDT
Jamie Lee Curtis
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis has paid a touching tribute to her late father, Hollywood icon Tony Curtis, insisting his legacy will live on through his "great performances".

The Some Like It Hot star passed away at his home in Las Vegas on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of 85. His daughter Lee Curtis has heaped praise on her dad, insisting they shared a mutual respect for one another's professions, despite their difficult relationship following his bitter divorce from her actress mother Janet Leigh.

In a statement released on Thursday, she says, "My father leaves behin...
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Tony Curtis Dies At 85

September 30th, 2010 8:13am EDT
Tony Curtis
Hollywood legend Tony Curtis has died at the age of 85. Jamie Lee Curtis' actor father passed away on Wednesday. No further details were available as WENN went to press.

Born Bernard Schwartz to Jewish immigrants from Hungary, the star endured a tough upbringing in the Bronx borough of New York, which saw him spend a year in an orphanage with his younger brother Julius because his parents were too poor to feed them.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II before deciding to pursue his love of acting and enrolling in the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York with German di...
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Tony Curtis Hospitalized Following Asthma Attack

July 14th, 2010 9:10am EDT
Tony Curtis
Movie legend Tony Curtis has been hospitalized in Las Vegas after suffering an asthma attack at an art exhibition.

The 85-year-old "Some Like it Hot" star was showing his paintings in Henderson, Nevada, last week when he was taken ill.

Sources tell TMZ.com Curtis has not yet been released from hospital, but he's in a stable condition.

The actor recently revealed he's keen to return to the big screen three years after fighting for his life during a near-fatal battle with pneumonia.

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Celebrity Offspring That Have Become Successful

September 16th, 2009 10:05am EDT
Celebrity Offspring
Most of the time when privileged sons and daughters of celebrities chose to pursue a career in entertainment, we wince at the idea and criticize their lack of talent. However

, there are some cases where famous offspring are actually thrive in the family business and probably could have succeeded without their recognizable last name. Here are the most successful spawn in the gene pool of famous parents.

Colin Hanks - As the son and look-a-like younger version of dad Tom Hanks, Colin inherited his father's acting skills. He first came onto the scene appearing in Tom's film That Thing You...
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Jamie Lee Curtis Can Relate To Michael Jackson's Painkiller Addiction

July 21st, 2009 9:31am EDT
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis blames a damaging early exposure to fame for Michael Jackson's death, revealing she almost suffered the same fate.

Recent reports have suggested Jackson was killed by the strong medication he took to ease the pain he suffered after fire ravaged his scalp while shooting a Pepsi commercial back in 1984. Curtis rejects the notion the blaze turned Jackson onto drugs - instead she believes he took them to escape his life in the spotlight.

The actress writes in a blog on the HuffingtonPost website, "The explanation is that this moment (the Pepsi ad accident) was the drug st...
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Tony Curtis Defends His Five Failed Marriages

October 15th, 2008 3:05pm EDT
Octogenarian Actor
Legendary actor Tony Curtis has justified his five failed marriages, insisting he was jilted as a young boy by the abusive tendencies of his schizophrenic mother.

The 83-year-old star was lusted after throughout his career as one of Hollywood's most handsome leading men. And Curtis insists his own lust for women has yet to leave him - even 10 years after wedding his sixth wife, Jill.

He says, "I have a feeling she (my mother) was abused in so many ways and never said a word... she slapped me around for no reason so I avoided her." And the actor admits he's been desperate for aff...
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Roger Moore Hints At Drug Past

October 11th, 2008 6:02pm EDT
Roger Moore
Roger Moore has hinted he smoked marijuana - after befriending famous "non-smoker" Tony Curtis in the 1970s. The James Bond actor starred alongside Hollywood legend Curtis in iconic British TV series "The Persuaders!" after ending his run in action show "The Saint."

And he admits he was surprised at his co-star's habits - because Curtis was a prominent anti-smoking campaigner at the time.

Prior to filming began on "The Persuaders!," Moore visited Curtis' Los Angeles home, and was shocked to discover an ashtray in the house.

He tells U.K. TV host Jonathan Ross, "Two months lat...
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Top Career-Defining Film Roles

April 22nd, 2008 8:30am EDT
The Silence Of The Lambs
Ever seen a movie with some little-known or vaguely recognizable actor and then had to ask yourself, 'Who WAS that person?' Or have you seen an actor in a movie that suddenly made you see that person in a whole new light? For some actors, all it takes is one role to make their movie careers flourish. Following is a list of some of our favorite career-making performances in no particular order:

1) Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman"

It's probably one of the most obvious "career launching" roles of the last 30 years, but no compilation of career-defining movies would be complete without i...
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De Niro Tops List Of Quality Actors Starring In Dreadful Films

March 25th, 2008 8:44am EDT
Robert De Niro
Two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro has topped a new poll naming the "Most Shameless Paycheck Role Of All Time."

De Niro's turn as Fearless Leader in cartoon series spin-off The Adventures Of Rocky & Bulwinkle (2000) comes in at number one on Entertainment Weekly's online countdown of respected actors who starred in films so dismal, they must have done so for the money.

At two is Richard Burton's role as a priest in 1977's poorly-received Exorcist II: The Heretic, while Ben Kingsley is at three with Bloodrayne (2005).

Rounding out the top five are Tony Curtis and Dennis H...
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Notes & Quotes

February 24th, 2008 6:00pm EST
Petra Nemcova
Model Petra Nemcova is personally selecting 10 Thai school children to work alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme on the Thailand shoot for new movie Full Love. The recruitment has been coordinated by global volunteer organization Projects Abroad.

"We actually traded our hay for organic beef with another local farmer down the street... It came pre-cut... Most of it is still in our freezer." Hayden Christensen on how he turns the hay on his family's Toronto, Canada farm into 'money' for meat.

"When it really starts to cave in, I probably will start to give it a real good think." Bette ...
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Tony Curtis Recovering After His Operation

June 25th, 2007 12:02pm EDT
Tony Curtis
Film veteran Tony Curtis is recovering in a Nevada hospital after undergoing a routine ileostomy. The Some Like It Hot star, 82, underwent the procedure - which leaves a surgically formed opening in the lower part of the small intestine - at St. Rose Hospital in Henderson last week.

The actor's lawyer Rachael Ganatta says, "He's doing great. He should be home any day now." Curtis underwent the surgery after delaying it so he could recover from his bout of pneumonia last year. The actor spent several days in a coma after contracting pneumonia in December.

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Tony Curtis Is Hoping To Walk Again

June 7th, 2007 10:07am EDT
Tony Curtis
Film legend Tony Curtis is adamant he will walk again within days following his near-death experience in December. The Some Like It Hot actor arrived in a wheelchair for his 82nd birthday celebrations at the Luxor ballroom in Las Vegas on Saturday. Curtis spent several days in a coma after contracting pneumonia in December.

He says, "I was unconscious for four days. I was hospitalized for seven weeks and lost all motor skills. I couldn't walk, and my hands were numb. But I'm healthy now, and I'm predicting I'll walk in 10 days."

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Celebrity Birthdays, June 3

June 3rd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Phish bassist Mike Gordon
Happy Birthday to Australian born country singer/songwriter Jamie O'Neal (1968), Phish bassist Mike Gordon (1965), Slayer guitarist Kerry King, Warlock singer Doro Pesch, 70s singer Dan Hill (1954), pop singer Deniece Williams (1950), musician/actress Suzi Quatro (1950), Mott the Hoople singer Ian Hunter (1946), R&B singer Curtis Mayfield (1942; d. 1999), saxophonist Boots Randolph (1926), "Some Like It Hot" actor Tony Curtis (1925), blues guitarist Jimmy Rogers (1924; d. 1997), actress Colleen Dewhurst (1924; d. 1991), and legendary dancer/actress Josephine Baker (1905; d. 1975).
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Tony Curtis Bares His Bald Head

June 1st, 2007 2:54pm EDT
Tony Curtis
Hollywood legend Tony Curtis has been photographed bald for the first time, after shedding his wig for a new movie. The 81-year-old star of Some Like It Hot has never been snapped without a hairpiece on since he first started to lose his hair.

But Curtis has shed his wig to play an elderly hospital patient in new movie David And Fatima.

The actor spent three days clinging to life in hospital after developing pneumonia just before Christmas, but the prayers and support of his family helped him pull through.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Robert De Niro Tops 'Shameless Paycheck' Poll

January 22nd, 2007 10:20am EST
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro has been named and shamed in a magazine after topping a new poll to find the "25 Most Shameless Paycheck Grabbing Roles In History." The revered actor's odd role in critically-panned family film The Adventures Of Rocky & Bullwinkle 'beat' Richard Burton's priestly portrayal in Exorcist II: The Heretic to top the Entertainment Weekly list.

Oscar winner Ben Kingsley's role as a vampire king in 2005 film Bloodrayne came in third, ahead of Tony Curtis' turn in 1978's The Bad News Bears Go To Japan.

The full top 10 is:

1. Robert De Niro In The Adventures Of Rocky...
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Stars Honor Aaron Spelling

June 26th, 2006 8:54am EDT
Jaclyn Smith
Actors David Soul, Jaclyn Smith and Tony Curtis have paid tribute to late TV legend Aaron Spelling, who died on Friday. The Hollywood producer, who was responsible for a host of shows including Charlie's Angels, Dynasty, Starsky & Hutch and Beverly Hills 90210, passed away in his Los Angeles home following a stroke.

Former 'Angel' Smith laments, "Aaron's contributions in television are unequalled. To me, he was a dear friend and a truly genuine human being."

'Starsky & Hutch' star Soul says, "Spelling was one of those characters who doesn't exist too much in Hollywood anymore. H...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 3

June 3rd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Phish bassist Mike Gordon
Happy Birthday to Australian born country singer/songwriter Jamie O'Neal (1968), Phish bassist Mike Gordon (1965), Slayer guitarist Kerry King, Warlock singer Doro Pesch, 70s singer Dan Hill (1954), pop singer Deniece Williams (1950), musician/actress Suzi Quatro (1950), Mott the Hoople singer Ian Hunter (1946), R&B singer Curtis Mayfield (1942; d. 1999), saxophonist Boots Randolph (1926), "Some Like It Hot" actor Tony Curtis (1925), blues guitarist Jimmy Rogers (1924; d. 1997), actress Colleen Dewhurst (1924; d. 1991), and legendary dancer/actress Josephine Baker (1905; d. 1975).
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Roger Moore & Tony Curtis Condemn Smoking

March 14th, 2006 2:41pm EST
Roger Moore
Roger Moore and Tony Curtis urged movie fans to give up smoking during their appearance at last night's British Empire film awards. Former James Bond actor star Moore insists he owes his life to Curtis, who encouraged him to follow his example and kick the deadly habit in the 1970s.

Moore, 78, says, "When we began shooting Tony gave me a book on how to stop smoking. I didn't read it. I just looked at the picture on the back of an X-ray of a lung with a red spot on it. The red spot was cancer. The next day I coughed up blood while smoking a cigarette, and I haven't smoked since."

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Movie Snippets: Lap Dance in 'Domino,' Name Change in 'Firewall'

February 6th, 2006 12:32pm EST
Domino
* Keira Knightley was horrified after filming her sexy lap dance in Domino because the street gang her character was trying to disarm were real-life thugs. The slender star had no idea she was gyrating in front of genuine criminals - which included violent gangster Eddie Hernandez. But director Tony Scott was convinced most actors would be too good-looking to play the parts. Knightley says, "All of them acted like gentlemen. But it was bl**dy frightening afterwards." Scott explains, "You can't find faces like that in Hollywood."

* Harrison Ford and Paul Bettany clashed while shooting ...
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Ben Stiller Excited About Bringing 'The Persuaders' to the Big Screen

February 6th, 2006 10:43am EST
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller is expecting to find starring alongside Steve Coogan an educational experience because he is in awe of the British funnyman. The actors have signed up to remake classic 1970s TV series "The Persuaders" for the big screen, filling Tony Curtis and Roger Moore's roles respectively.

Stiller admits he is impressed by Coogan's playboy lifestyle - and will use his co-star as the blueprint for his performance as Danny Wilde. The 40-year-says, "I'm a big fan of Steve Coogan - there I said it - and to be honest I'm quite in awe of the guy's sheer ability to be funny. He's also probab...
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Tony Curtis Didn't Think Marilyn Monroe Was That Special

January 3rd, 2006 10:12am EST
Some Like It Hot star Tony Curtis credits ex-lover Marilyn Monroe's transparent shirts and "stupid woman" act for her iconic status because she was nothing special when they dated. The 80-year-old movie veteran romanced Monroe for six months in the late 1940s when the actress was at the beginning of her career. The actor insists she was just like the other girls he loved and there was nothing to suggest she was going to be special.

He recalls, "I never felt her figure was so proper; I thought it was a little lumpy in places. She was a red-head back then and, at the time, she seemed no...
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