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Iconic 'Easy Rider' Chopper Sells For $1.35 Million

10/19/2014 11:00am EDT
Iconic 'Easy Rider' Chopper Sells For $1.35 Million
The chopper from the iconic 1969 film "Easy Rider" was sold for $1.35 million in the Profiles in History Auction House Saturday night.

More than one Harley-Davidson "Captain America" style chopper was built for the famous counter culture film, starring Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda. According to the auction catalog, the bike was used for the ending crash sequence and was restored by Dan Haggerty, who had a small part in the movie.

Haggerty also claims that this bike is the only surviving bike from the film, despite the fact another bike exists. Collector Gordon Granger of Texas claims to ...

These Stars Have Been Married HOW MANY TIMES?

5/30/2014 1:15am EDT
20 Celebrities Who've Been Married 5 Times Or More
Reality star Kim Kardashian wed for the third time last weekend, but that's nothing in terms of Hollywood marriages. Many stars have walked down the aisle four, five or even nine times. Hopefully, these stars have strong prenuptial agreements in place!

"Fargo" star Billy Bob Thornton has been married five times, most famously to actress Angelina Jolie. She was his last, and final, wife. The pair met on the set of "Pushing Tin," and he broke off his engagement to actress Laura Dern to be with Jolie. The couple made headlines for their bizarre behavior, including wearing vials of each other...

13 Greatest Actors Turned Critically Acclaimed Directors

5/3/2014 3:00pm EDT
13 Greatest Actors Turned Critically Acclaimed Directors
Very few actors are afforded success and fame in the brutally competitive film landscape. Those who miraculously do make have trouble-holding relevancy, as Hollywood trades aging veteran actors for relative and good-looking newcomers immediately destined to be the next big thing. But these screen presences who’ve been able to hold Hollywood’s attention even into their later years have also found a strong niche behind the camera, directing Oscar worthy films and Hollywood blockbusters that encapsulate audiences’ attention while reaping critics’ acclaim. Move over Scorsese and Spielberg, beca...

Dennis Hopper's Son Henry Maintains His Innocence Over Rape Allegations

1/9/2013 5:29pm EST
Henry Hopper
A lawyer for Dennis Hopper's actor son is confident his client will be cleared amid allegations he raped a teenage girl in 2011.

The reported victim, identified only as Jane Doe, filed suit against Henry Hopper in a Los Angeles court last summer, claiming she was targeted on a series of occasions after the first alleged attack at his Venice, California home on April 21st, 2011.

She suggests the 22 year old gave her alcohol and drugged her before forcing himself upon her, and is now seeking damages for charges of sexual assault and infliction of emotional distress.

She broke her silenc...

Dennis Hopper Photo Exhibit Opens In Germany

9/20/2012 9:31pm EDT
Dennis Hopper
Lost photos taken by late actor/director Dennis Hopper have gone on display in Germany.

The Easy Rider star documented the U.S. arts scene and civil rights movement during the 1960s, and now fans will get an inside look at over 400 of the Oscar nominee's black and white prints at the Martin-Gropius-Bau museum in Berlin.

The collection, Dennis Hooper - The Lost Album, also features portrait pictures of the star's family and several famous figures, including activist Martin Luther King, Jr., artist Andy Warhol, and singer Tina Turner.

The long-forgotten snaps were put in storage over four ...

Dennis Hopper's Nine-Year-Old Daughter Inherits $3 Million

9/18/2012 10:50am EDT
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper's young daughter has inherited almost $3 million from the late actor's estate.

The Easy Rider star left behind $2.25 million as well as $600,000 worth of property for Galen Grier Hopper, aged nine, when he lost his battle with cancer in 2010.

According to new records obtained by, Galen's mother Victoria Duffy, who launched a legal battle for a slice of Hopper's fortune, will receive nothing due to their pre-nuptial agreement.

Duffy, who was married to the star for 13 years, will also have no control of her daughter's inheritance, which has been placed in a trust.

Dennis Hopper Documentary In The Works

5/17/2012 8:29am EDT
Dennis Hopper
A new movie featuring interviews with the late Dennis Hopper will give fans a glimpse into the movie icon's long battle with drug addiction.

Hopper: In His Own Words has been made by Cass Warner Sperling, granddaughter of Warner Bros. co-founder Harry M. Warner, and includes interviews with the Easy Rider legend before his death in 2010.

In the film, Hopper opens up about the substance abuse issues which blighted his career in the 1970s and 1980s, talking about his stint in rehab and the powerful medication he was given which made him feel paranoid and suicidal.

Warner Sperling tells ...

Lindsay Lohan Dating Henry Hopper?

2/3/2012 1:00pm EST
Lindsay Lohan and Henry Hopper
It appears Lindsay Lohan could have a new man. She was spotted recently with the late Dennis Hopper's son, Henry Hopper.

X17 reports the star stepped out with Hopper near her home in Venice Beach to buy booze at a local liqour store. An employee tells the website, "Lindsay's been in here before. And today she brings in this young guy and they were all touchy-feely and they kissed on the lips a couple times. Just quick little love-pecks but they were definitely together."

On their shopping list? Allegedly Red Bull and vodka. However, Lohan's sources have told TMZ that she only purchased ...

Lenny Kravitz Honored In France

12/1/2011 9:58am EST
Lenny Kravitz
Rocker Lenny Kravitz was presented with one of France's highest honors by the country's culture minister at a ceremony in Paris on Wednesday.

The Are You Gonna Go My Way hit-maker was handed the Legion of Honor medal from Minister of Culture and Communication Frederic Mitterrand, who hailed the star's achievements, telling him, "You freed yourself of the barriers between black and white sound."

The ceremony was extra special for Kravitz, who revealed he got his first big break at a music festival in the French city of Rennes in 1989.

Past recipients of the award include veteran actres...

Blu-ray Review: 'Blue Velvet: 25th Anniversary Edition' Five-Star Lynch Dissection

11/7/2011 12:20pm EST
Blue Velvet Photo
How much stranger can Lynchland get in hi-def? (And what’s in store for fans itching for more mystery revealing extras?!) Check out the 20th Anniversary Edition of the 1986 masterwork that changed cinema forever David Lynch’s "Blue Velvet" out on Blu-ray Nov. 8 from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Let’s go for a joyride – get your robe!

Title: "Blue Velvet: 20th Anniversary Edition"

Grade: 5

Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper

Director: David Lynch

Rating: R

Runtime: 120 minutes

Release Company: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


Dennis Hopper Got To See His Son's Acting Debut Before He Died

9/11/2011 10:45am EDT
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper got the chance to watch his son Henry in his first acting role before he died last year after director Gus Van Sant rushed the movie veteran a rough cut.

The Easy Rider star was dying of cancer and Van Sant knew the actor didn't have long left, so he handed Hopper a reel featuring Henry's debut in Restless.

The director tells The Hollywood Reporter, "He said that Henry reminded him of himself in Rebel Without a Cause.

"Dennis was very happy and relieved that Henry, who set out to become a painter, was acting."

Restless will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival ...

Jason Lee Offers $25,000 Reward For Stolen Dennis Hopper Photograph

2/7/2011 8:56am EST
Jason Lee
Actor Jason Lee is offering a $25,000 reward for a photograph he took of Dennis Hopper which was stolen from a Los Angeles exhibition on Saturday.

The My Name Is Earl star snapped the Easy Rider legend during a meeting and the black and white Polaroid has been on display as part of the THIS Los Angeles collection. But the photo was stolen over the weekend and Lee is appealing for the perpetrator to hand back the sentimental snap.

A post on the exhibition's website reads, "We have some very unfortunate and sad news and we need your help to solve it. Last night towards the end of our The...

Dennis Hopper's Shot-Up Warhol Print Sells At Auction

1/11/2011 6:30pm EST
Dennis Hopper
An Andy Warhol print late actor Dennis Hopper famously riddled with bullets has gone under the hammer for $302,500 (£210,670) at an auction in New York.

The blue 1972 image of Chinese revolutionary Mao Zedong was among the 300 items handed over to Christie's auction house bosses from the Easy Rider's estate executors following his death from cancer last year.

Hopper, who was close friends with Warhol, fired at the artwork twice one night after the actor became spooked and "mistook the portrait on his wall for Mao himself and shot at it", according to a Christie's spokesperson.

The ...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: May

1/1/2011 5:00pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
There were wedding bells this month for actors Seth Green and Clare Grant. Meanwhile, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon sealed their love by renewing their wedding vows for the third time.

May was not such a happy month for former Bond girl Halle Berry who split from Gabriel Aubry after more than four years together, and "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" star David Boreanaz's marriage was plunged into crisis when he admitted cheating on his wife.

Several stars heard the pitter-patter of tiny feet this month - Monica Bellucci gave birth to her second daughter, Leonie, supermodel Claudia Schiffer deliv...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: February

1/1/2011 11:00am EST
Jessica Simpson
February was marked by tragedy when celebrated fashion designer Alexander Mcqueen was found dead after hanging himself at his London home. Meanwhile, investigations into Michael Jackson's death in June, 2009 loomed as coroner's officials determined acute intoxication of powerful anaesthetic Propofol was the cause. The ruling prompted prosecutors to file involuntary manslaughter charges against his former doctor Conrad Murray.

Officials also ruled Brittany Murphy's death in December, 2009 was accidental and caused by pneumonia, aided by anemia and drug intoxication. Andrew Koenig's family c...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: January

1/1/2011 9:08am EST
Josh Duhamel
2010 was an incredible year in the world of showbiz, with the usual headline-grabbing antics, scandal, sleaze, celebrity births, star weddings, and bitter break-ups.

Here, WENN takes a look back at 2010...


Matthew McConaughey became the first new celebrity dad of 2010 when he and Camila Alves welcomed baby Vida into the world, but they weren't the only couple celebrating births. Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell experienced the joys of fatherhood all over again, while supermodel Claudia Schiffer and actress Monica Bellucci were bursting with excitement after announcing their pregnan...

Notable 2010 Celebrity Deaths

12/31/2010 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...

Check Out 'Alpha & Omega' On DVD, Blu-ray & Combo Pack Jan. 11

12/31/2010 6:50am EST
Alpha & Omega
Two mismatched wolves embark on a cross-country quest to get back home and restore peace in their pack after being relocated thousands of miles away by well-meaning park rangers in the Lionsgate film "Alpha & Omega."

Quick-witted Humphrey (Justin Long) likes to frolic with friends and play video games with squirrels; disciplined Kate (Hayden Panettiere) likes to call the shots and hunt caribou. Normally, an omega wolf like Humphrey would never stand a chance with an alpha wolf like Kate, but when they're both transported halfway across the country they must work together to get back to the...

Dennis Hopper's Artwork Up For Auction

9/22/2010 10:30am EDT
Dennis Hopper
Late actor Dennis Hopper's valuable works of art are set to go up for auction in New York - and they're expected to fetch $13 million.

The creations came under the spotlight before the Easy Rider star's death in May, when he filed legal papers accusing his estranged wife Victoria Duffy of stealing art pieces from him while he was battling cancer.

The collection included a portrait of the actor by Andy Warhol, and works by Robert Graham and British graffiti artist Banksy. And now Hopper's pieces are set to go under the hammer - with the personal Warhol portrait expected to fetch $1.2 mi...

Ben Affleck 'Shocked' By Reaction To 'The Town,' Which Topped Box Office

9/20/2010 8:08am EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck is "shocked and excited" his bank heist film "The Town" stole the top spot from his competition at the box office this weekend.

Affleck wrote, directed and stars as a young criminal ready to change his life in the new movie - his second foray into directing since his critically-acclaimed 2007 debut "Gone Baby Gone."

And starpower from Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm and Blake Lively helped the film take in a winning $23.8 million in earnings.

At a gala screening of The Town in London on Sunday, Affleck told Upbeat Productions' Filmbeat: "Reaction (to) the film has been ...

Jewel's Emotional Emmy Tribute

8/30/2010 8:44am EDT
Jewel led a touching in memoriam tribute at the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, playing an unrecorded song she wrote for a close friend who recently died of cancer.

The singer took to the stage to play an acoustic version of The Shape Of You as a montage of tributes to stars who recently passed away played in the background.

Beloved stars Jimmy Dean, Gary Coleman, Rue McClanahan, Dixie Carter, Lynn Redgrave, Lena Horne and Dennis Hopper were among those included in the Emmy in memoriam segment.

Jewel revealed the song's personal nature during the Emmy pre-show, confessing ...

Gorillaz Plan Dennis Hopper Glastonbury Tribute

6/25/2010 12:00pm EDT
Gorillaz will pay tribute to late acting legend Dennis Hopper during the band's headlining slot at Britain's Glastonbury festival - by projecting images from his Easy Rider movie on to the stage.

The band, fronted by Damon Albarn, has been drafted in to replace U2 on Friday night after the Irish rockers pulled out due to Bono's recent back surgery. And the group is determined to make the show a poignant one by remembering Hopper - who befriended Albarn after narrating Gorillaz's track Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head in 2005.

Albarn tells Britain's The Sun, "I think he'd be happy wi...

Dennis Hopper's Ex-Wife Made Him Suffer In Final Weeks Before Death

5/31/2010 3:37pm EDT
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper's first wife Brooke Hayward is furious with the Hollywood legend's estranged spouse Victoria Duffy for increasing his "suffering" during the weeks before his death.

The "Easy Rider" star passed away at his home in Venice, California on Saturday after a long struggle with prostate cancer.

He had been locked in a bitter legal battle with fifth wife Duffy since filing divorce papers earlier this year, shortly after he went public with his cancer diagnosis.

Now Hayward, who was married to the actor for eight years from 1961, has slammed Duffy for blighting Hopper's final months...

Dennis Hopper Dies Of Cancer

5/29/2010 4:54pm EDT
Dennis Hopper
Actor Dennis Hopper has died of prostate cancer at age 74, according to multiple online sources. He passed away Saturday morning.

In 1969, with friends Peter_Fonda and Jack_Nicholson in front of the camera, Hopper decided to direct his own movie. The result was "Easy_Rider," a sprawling, drug-fueled journey through an America torn apart by the conflict in Vietnam. Initially rejected by producer Roger_Corman, the film became a countercultural touchstone, grossing millions at the box office.

He has also starred in films such as "Rebel Without a Cause," "Blue Velvet," "Hoosiers," "Speed,...

Celebrity Birthdays - May 17, 2010

5/17/2010 3:00am EDT
Dennis Hopper
Happy Birthday to:

"Easy Rider" star Dennis Hopper (1936)

Irish singer Andrea Corr (1974)

Queens of the Stone Age/Eagles of Death Metal founder Josh Homme (1973)

NKOTB singer Jordan Knight (1970)

Nine Inch Nails singer Trent Reznor (1965)

Irish new-age singer Enya (1961)

Former Iron Maiden lead singer Paul Di'Anno (1959)

Actor/comedian Bob Saget (1956)

"Big Love" star Bill Paxton (1955)

Yes drummer Bill Bruford (1949)

Blues singer Taj Mahal (1942)

"Tarzan" actress Maureen O'Sullivan (1911; d. 1998)

French composer Erik Satie (1866; d. 1925)

- Add the Celebrity Birthdays fee...

Dennis Hopper's 'Wife Tried To Kill Him'?

4/1/2010 9:14am EDT
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper's personal assistant has accused the actor's estranged wife of trying to kill the cancer-stricken star, according to a new legal document.

The Easy Rider legend, who is fighting prostate cancer, is currently locked in a bitter divorce battle with partner Victoria after filing to end their 13-year marriage in January. His assistant Emily Davis has added her support to Hopper's fight, making the shocking allegation against Victoria in an official declaration filed in court and obtained by

Davis claims the 73 year old was "at the mercy of (Victoria's) cruelty" when h...

Frail And Injured Dennis Hopper Shows Up For Hollywood Star Ceremony (Video)

3/27/2010 8:00am EDT
Dennis Hopper
An ailing Dennis Hopper shocked fans when he turned up to unveil his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday - he was sporting bandages on his head and hand.

The "Easy Rider" star is suffering from terminal prostate cancer and reportedly has just weeks to live, but he made an appearance outside the Egyptian Theater, where he was honoured with the 2,403rd star on Hollywood Boulevard.

Viggo Mortensen, Hopper's co-star in "The Indian Runner" (1991) and "Boiling Point" (1993), was on hand to pay tribute to the movie legend, who also posed with pal Jack Nicholson.

But it was Hopper...

Dennis Hopper Accuses Wife Of Stealing His Art

3/24/2010 3:00pm EDT
Dennis Hopper
Cancer-stricken Dennis Hopper has accused his estranged wife of stealing valuable works of art from him while he was "extremely ill".

The 73 year old filed for divorce from Victoria Duffy in January, citing irreconcilable differences. He subsequently won a court judgment which forced her to move out of his Venice, California residence, and a restraining order to make sure she stays away after a doctor claimed her presence was "hampering" the actor's prostate cancer care.

The Easy Rider star's legal team filed papers at Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday as part of their ongoing divor...

Dennis Hopper Is Reportedly Just 100 Pounds & Near Death

3/24/2010 8:21am EDT
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper's Hollywood Walk of Fame honor on Friday could be the movie veteran's final public appearance, if new court papers are to be believed.

Fans who show up to salute the "Easy Rider" star are in for a big shock because the frail actor has been left ravaged by cancer and now weighs a little over 100 pounds, according to a document filed by the attorney in Hopper's ongoing divorce battle with estranged wife Victoria Duffy.

The lawyer, Joe Mannis, has also submitted a declaration from Hopper's doctor, in which the medic states, "It is doubtful that Mr. Hopper will ever recover suff...

Estranged Wife Refuses To Move Out Of Dennis Hopper's House

3/10/2010 8:20am EST
Dennis Hopper & wife
Dennis Hopper's estranged wife is refusing to move off his property while the actor battles terminal prostate cancer because she's broke, according to a new report.

A judge ordered Victoria Duffy to leave the actor's Venice, California residence by March 15 after granting the Easy Rider star a restraining order against her last month.

But, in legal papers filed in court on Tuesday, Victoria claims she she should be allowed to stay - because she lives in a free-standing unit on Hopper's compound.

She also claims to have insufficient funding, stating, "I believe in contemplation of death (...