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Al Pacino to join Stephen Fry for Salome double screening

June 3rd, 2014 9:30pm EDT
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Movie great Al Pacino is set to sit down for an interview with British actor Stephen Fry following a special double screening of his two films based on Oscar Wilde's controversial play Salome.

The Scarface icon will be the guest of honour at the British Film Institute event in London, where his 2011 documentary-drama Wilde Salome, which explores Wilde's work, will be shown to the audience.

The screening will be followed by the 2013 drama Salome - Pacino's take on the tragic Biblical story - and a question and answer session with the actor/director.

The event will take place on 21 Septemb...

Russell Crowe defends stance on Sultan of Brunei hotel boycott

May 20th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe has defended his remarks about the celebrity boycott of the Sultan of Brunei's Dorchester Collection hotels, insisting no amount of hate mail will make him change his mind.

Celebrities like Sharon Osbourne, Sir Richard Branson and Stephen Fry have offered public support to the gay rights protests held outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, Hotel Bel-Air and other places owned by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah following the introduction of new laws in Brunei calling for Muslims caught performing homosexual acts to be stoned to death.

The stars have called for a boycott of the ...

Bob Hoskins' wife leads tributes for the 'beloved' actor

April 30th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins' wife has paid tribute to her "beloved" husband.
The award-winning actor died "peacefully" at the age of 71 after suffering from pneumonia and his wife Linda and their children Rosa and Jack, as well as Alex and Sarah - who he had with first wife Jane Livesey - are mourning their loss.
In a statement, they said: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob.
"Bob died peacefully at hospital last night surrounded by family, following a bout of pneumonia.
"We ask that you respect our privacy during this time and thank you for your messages of love and support."
Bob retired f...

Pet Shop Boys produce track based on gay rights speech

March 9th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
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British pop act Pet Shop Boys have released a new track based on a gay rights speech by an Irish activist.

Drag queen Panti Bliss, real named Rory O'Neill, gave the speech damning homophobia in Ireland at an event held at Dublin's Abbey Theatre in February (13) and he was praised by stars including Stephen Fry and Madonna after a clip was shared on

The West End Girls hitmakers have now made their support clear by turning the speech into a new song called The Best Gay Possible, featuring 10 minutes of the speech set to trance music.

After the track was unveiled on the group...

Kate Moss attends Prince's intimate London show

February 18th, 2014 10:20am EST
Kate Moss
Kate Moss was among the stars who attended Prince's intimate show in London last night (02.17.14).
The 40-year-old supermodel turned up at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London to watch the 'Purple Rain' hitmaker and his new all-female band 3RDEYEGIRL perform the latest show on their 'Hit & Run' tour.
Kate was joined at the gig by her husband Jamie Hince and several other famous faces were in the audience, including Noel Gallagher, Adele, Rita Ora, Cara Delevingne, Nile Rodgers and Stephen Fry.
The 55-year-old musician played a different set compared to the tracks he has been playing at his...

Tributes pour in for Peter O'Toole

December 15th, 2013 9:20pm EST
Peter O'Toole
Tributes have flooded in for Peter O'Toole.
The eight-time Oscar nominated actor passed away in London yesterday (14.12.13) aged 81, and many have expressed their sadness at the loss of the great Hollywood star.
His agent, Steve Kenis, said: "He was one of a kind in the very best sense and a giant in his field."
British Prime Minister David Cameron wrote on Twitter: "My thoughts are with Peter O'Toole's family and friends. His performance in my favorite film, 'Lawrence of Arabia', was stunning."
Comedian and actor Stephen Fry tweeted: "Oh what terrible news. Farewell Peter O'Toole. I had t...

Orlando Bloom parties with co-star

December 13th, 2013 6:20pm EST
Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom skipped the after party for his movie's premiere to attend his Broadway co-star's birthday.
The newly single actor, who announced his split from Australian supermodel, Miranda Kerr, after three years of marriage in October, attended the red carpet screening of 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' in New York City alone on Wednesday night (12.11.13), and reportedly seemed "twitchy" while hanging out with his co-stars and actor Stephen Fry before rushing over to help his 'Romeo & Juliet' co-star, Condola Rashad, celebrate her 27th birthday at the James Hotel's club, Jimmy, with...

Hugh Laurie gives in to Twitter

October 30th, 2013 1:20pm EDT
Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie has been uncovered on Twitter.
The former 'House' star appeared on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' alongside Celine Dion on Tuesday (10.29.13) and the chat show host found out he had joined the micro-blogging site.
Afterwards, Jimmy tweeted: "Hugh Laurie is officially on twitter. But you'd never guess his name - it's @Jlumbrozo. Seriously. It is. Welcome Hugh. (sic)"
The actor and musician, who has released his critically-acclaimed debut, Let Them Talk, posted: "Having damned this technology as the seed of Satan, I finally succumb. Let tyrants tremble. And so forth."
The 54-year...

Stephen Fry and Ben Elton fight to save war memorial

August 11th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Stephen Fry
British actor Stephen Fry and writer Ben Elton have thrown their support behind a campaign to save a local town hall and war memorial in England.

The stars, who collaborated on comedy TV show Blackadder, have both joined the fight to preserve Fenton Town Hall in Staffordshire, England and the World War I memorial plaque inside.

Local officials have put the building up for sale, sparking fears it could be demolished or redeveloped, so Elton has made a $750 (£500) donation to campaigners hoping to raise enough money to buy the hall back.

He tells, "I was so sad to...

Stephen Fry makes red carpet return after suicide confession

June 11th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry returned to the red carpet on Monday night (10Jun13) just days after revealing he attempted suicide while filming abroad last year (12).

The British actor and comedian confessed he tried to take his life by downing pills and alcohol in Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast last week (beg03Jun13), but has since assured fans he feels "fine" now.

Announcing on that he's now "on good meds (medication)," the Gosford Park star proved he was back at his best by attending the London premiere of new period romance Summer in February.

Fortunately, he had another Brit t...

Stephen Fry is 'fine' after suicide attempt last year

June 6th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Stephen Fry
British actor and comedian Stephen Fry has assured fans he is "fine" after opening up about a suicide attempt last year (12) in a recent online interview.

The Gosford Park star revealed all about his personal crisis in Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast earlier this week (beg03Jun13), confessing he tried to take his life by downing pills and alcohol while working abroad.

Fans flocked to to express their concern, prompting Fry to assure them all he is now OK and admits he felt it was his duty to speak candidly about his depression as the president of the U.K. mental hea...

Stephen Fry attempted suicide last year

June 5th, 2013 2:25pm EDT
Stephen Fry
British actor Stephen Fry attempted suicide last year by swallowing a "huge number of pills" and washing it down with alcohol.

The Gosford Park star, who suffers from bipolar disorder, reveals he had been working abroad when his producer found him in an "unconscious state" in his hotel room.

Opening up about the personal crisis during a recent interview for a London theatre podcast, he said, "I am the victim of my own moods, more than most people are perhaps, in as much as I have a condition which requires me to take medication so that I don't get either too hyper or too depressed to the ...

Estelle And Annie Lennox Turn To Online Fans To Raise AIDS Awareness

December 1st, 2011 12:40pm EST
Annie Lennox, actor Jamie Bell and singer Estelle have called on their online fans to help raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.

American Boy hit-maker Estelle is a longtime supporter of the Virgin Unite initiative, which aims to help young people stop the spread of the diseases. To mark World AIDS Day on Thursday, she's penned a special message on her website calling for her followers to highlight the issue.

She writes, "My darlings... Join me, and millions of RED and ONE supporters, to fight for an AIDS Free Generation by 2015. Add your voice. Make a pledge. Get a song from The Killers for...

Celebrities And Record Label Bosses Pay Tribute To Amy Winehouse

July 23rd, 2011 3:42pm EDT
Stars including Demi Moore, Rihanna, and Juliette Lewis have paid tribute to tragic singer Amy Winehouse following her death.

The Back to Black hitmaker, 27, was found at her home in north London on Saturday afternoon after a phone call to emergency services.

Paramedics discovered the singer unconscious and "beyond help", according to reports, and a source tells Sky News Winehouse had suffered a suspected drug overdose.

Officials are treating the death as "unexplained", and as an investigation into the tragedy continues, famous faces from both sides of the Atlantic flooded wi...

U.K. Actor Stephen Fry Used Cocaine For 15 Years

June 4th, 2011 8:08am EDT
Stephan Fry
British actor Stephen Fry has opened up about his cocaine use, insisting he used the drug to calm him down when he was feeling "hyper."

The TV star, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, took the drug for 15 years to help control his mood swings and reveals that he used to spend hours solving crosswords when he was high.

He tells Sky Arts program "In Confidence," "There were 15 years of pretty chronic cocaine taking. In my most hyper frames of mind, I found it was a wonderful drug to take to calm me down. Most people took it as a stimulant!

"I tended towards the end to take it al...

Stephen Fry Is The Master Of Laketown In 'The Hobbit'

May 19th, 2011 10:21am EDT
Middle-earth is getting crowded!

Production on "The Hobbit" is going full swing, though casting is still underway for the massive two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" prequel. The latest thespian to arrive in Middle-earth is Stephen Fry, according to director Peter Jackson's own Facebook page.

Stephen Fry will be playing the Master of Laketown in the film, but don't take our word for it -- let Jackson tell you about it himself:

"We are thrilled to confirm that Stephen Fry will be playing The Master of Laketown. I’ve known Stephen for several years, and we're deve...

Lady Gaga Changes 'Born This Way' Lyrics For Kate Moss

May 15th, 2011 10:01pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga thrilled the fashionable crowd at her secret concert in London on Thursday night by incorporating Kate Moss' name into the lyrics of her hit single "Born This Way."

The superstar showed up at posh private members club Annabel's in London's Mayfair to play a surprise set of tracks from her new album, just hours after delighting fans with a performance at the Cannes Film Festival in France that day.

She played to 200 guests, including former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and comedian Stephen Fry, but Gaga only had eyes for supermodel Moss, who was dancing in front of the stage.


The Stars Pay Tribute To Elizabeth Taylor

March 23rd, 2011 1:08pm EDT
Elizabeth Taylor
Tributes are pouring in for Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor following her death on Wednesday. The movie icon passed away in Los Angeles after a long battle with congestive heart failure, and within minutes of the announcement, dozens of celebrities were paying their respects to the star.

Elton John said, "We have just lost a Hollywood giant; more importantly, we have lost an incredible human being", while other stars flooded microblogging website to pay tribute.

George Michael wrote, "Such a sad day, Elizabeth Taylor was the last of the Hollywood greats, and a fantasticall...

Jared Harris To Play 'Holmes' Nemesis

September 29th, 2010 10:30am EDT
Jared Harris
Mad Men star Jared Harris has landed the coveted role of villainous Professor Moriarty in the Sherlock Holmes sequel.

The British actor will play Holmes' nemesis in the Guy Ritchie film, which will star Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, Stephen Fry and Noomi Rapace, according to

Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle's Moriarty is considered by many the most treacherous of literary bad guys.

The character was most recently played onscreen by Moulin Rouge! star Richard Roxburgh in A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

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Judy Garland Is Top Gay Icon Of All Time

December 10th, 2009 9:28am EST
Judy Garland Is Top Gay Icon Of All Time
Movie legend Judy Garland has been named the top female gay icon of all time in a new online poll. The late Hollywood star was voted above celebrities including Kylie Minogue and Madonna, who were named second and third respectively, and another film icon, Marilyn Monroe, who came in sixth place.

Meanwhile Elton John was awarded the title for the top male gay icon in the survey by

The Rocket Man was placed above late Queen star Freddie Mercury, British actor Stephen Fry, and Faith hit-maker George Michael, as well as playwright Oscar Wilde, who rounded out the top five....

Stephen Fry Sorry For His 'Auschwitz' Remark

October 19th, 2009 11:25am EDT
Stephen Fry Sorry For His
British funnyman Stephen Fry has apologized after outraging Polish citizens by implying the country played a role in the Holocaust.

The writer/actor was taking part in a feature on Poland's Law and Justice Party for Britain's Channel 4 News last week when he referred to the location of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz.

He told viewers, "Let's face it, there has been a history in Poland of right-wing Catholicism, which has been deeply disturbing for those of us who know a little history, and remember which side of the border Auschwitz was on."

The remarks sparked anger from the Poli...

Best Space Movies

June 12th, 2009 9:53am EDT
The subject of space is a difficult one in terms of selecting films. Qualifying elements are somewhat subjective. Does the film have to take place in space? Must it include aliens? Does a mere reference to space, or different planets, make it a "space" film? In short, is it merely a subgenre of science fiction? Space and science fiction, while not mutually exclusive, can occur without the other.

In celebration of the release of one of the newest and most promising space films, Moon, check out a brief list of our favorite space films. What you will find below is a mix of films t...

Hugh Laurie Avoids The Blogging Craze

May 28th, 2009 8:58am EDT
Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie's fans won't receive many updates from him on anytime soon - he can't see the point of the social networking site.

The House star has acquired thousands of followers on the blogging site but he rarely logs in to his account because he "doesn't understand" the online craze. He explains, "As I look around my friends' tweets I see banality on all sides. I don't understand the purpose of it."

However, Laurie can see why his former Jeeves and Wooster co-star Stephen Fry is one of the most popular celebrity tweeters, branding his friend's comments "the absolute...

Top 10 Celebrity Twitterers You Should Check Out

May 22nd, 2009 9:56am EDT
What is Twitter and why does everyone seem to talk about it these days? Well Twitter is a social networking device where you register an account and update in 140 words or less what's on your mind. This can be commentary on life, media, politics, movies, food, or responding to people who start to 'follow' you. This website has become a national hit, leading its name to be plastered everywhere and people constantly using their phone to send 'tweets.' A lot of the credit (or blame) can be placed on the shoulder of the various celebrities who embraced Twitter and love to give their fans insigh...

Paul Giamatti Thrilled To Be Part Of British Fart Film

July 25th, 2008 9:44am EDT
Paul Giamatti
Actor Paul Giamatti's favorite movie experience was on the set of a little-known British film about a kid who couldn't stop farting. The Oscar nominated star of Sideways has gone on to become one of Hollywood's most respected actors, but he fears his best work came on 2002 film Thunderpants, which featured Ned Beatty, Stephen Fry and Harry Potter star Rupert Grint.

Giamatti says, "Thunderpants is a fine motion picture that I made in England a long time ago about a kid who farts uncontrollably. This came across my desk and I had to be a part of it... I play a guy from NASA who kidnaps h...

Stephen Fry Breaks Arm Filming Wildlife Show

January 20th, 2008 5:00pm EST
Stephen Fry
British funnyman Stephen Fry has broken his arm after falling over while filming a nature documentary in Brazil. The Gosford Park star was on location in the South American country filming BBC documentary Last Chance To See when he injured himself.

The 50-year-old was rushed to a local hospital in Tefe before being flown to the U.S. for further medical care. He is now recovering in the U.K.

A spokesperson for the BBC says, "Unfortunately Stephen has broken his right arm after slipping while filming in Brazil for a new BBC Two series. He will have further treatment and hopes to be ...

Stephen Fry's 'Not That Clever'

December 13th, 2007 12:26pm EST
Stephen Fry
British funnyman Stephen Fry has played down reports of his superior intelligence, insisting he is not as clever as people think. The Gosford Park star, 50, has previously been named the cleverest man on British television, but he claims he isn't worthy of the acclaim.

He says, "I'm far from that and I don't have the answer for everything. I've frequently been lost for words and dumbfounded by people who are far more intelligent than I am. I think I have been blessed with two things - big feet and a big memory."

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Stephen Fry's Secret To Weight Loss

December 6th, 2007 9:59am EST
Stephen Fry
British comedian Stephen Fry has a unique way of losing weight - by listening to James Bond books on tape. The Wilde star admits the super spy has helped him shed the pounds, thanks to the dulcet tones of fellow Brit Rufus Sewell, who voices the audio books.

He says, "There's no great secret - it's a question of eating less. That, and going for a brisk walk every day listening to Rufus Sewell reading the James Bond audio books on my headset. The Bond books are read at just the right pace to help me walk faster."

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Sister Worries Stephen Fry Will Have Another Breakdown

July 17th, 2007 2:30pm EDT
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Actor Stephen Fry's sister fears the star is working too hard and may suffer a repeat of his 1995 nervous breakdown. The comedy star, who suffers from depression, fled the country 12 years ago after critics savaged a play he was performing in London.

And Jo Foster, his sister and agent, is terrified Fry will suffer a relapse - after agreeing to drive a London taxi across America for a new documentary.

The show's producer Adrian Sington says, "Jo is always worried that Stephen spreads himself too thinly. When someone approaches her asking Stephen to get involved in another projec...

George Michael Refuses To Undergo HIV Test

June 27th, 2007 9:33am EDT
George Michael
George Michael refuses to have an HIV test because he is scared the results will be positive. The gay star, who was arrested for initiating sex with a police officer in a Beverly Hills, California, public toilet in 1998, reveals he hasn't had a test in over three years.

Ross Wilson, the producer of comedian Stephen Fry's new TV show "HIV And Me" - on which Michael revealed all about his health fears, says, "George says he does not believe in tests. He says he finds the wait for results too harrowing and hasn't had a test since at least 2004 due to his fears it might be positive."


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